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Viet Vet (#46939943)
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Bio Photo I will transfer any memorial to you as long as they are not my relatives. And if it is a closer relative to you than me, I would be willing to transfer to you.

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RE: Daugherty
Thank you so much for the help! What a blessing!

Added by Heidi on May 02, 2015 11:06 AM
Lynn Magoon
RE: Susannah (Allen) Cox - Trimble
Yes, I agree that *a* Susanna(I believe surname Cox) married John Cox, (likely in Sullivan County) and lived in Sullivan County with their Cox children. I also agree that when John Cox died, this Susanna Cox married Charles Trimble they lived together with their Cox and Trimble children. Totally agree! I think the census records are right on.

But, I also know that at the same time there was a *Different John Cox* living in *Switzerland* county. He also got married and had children.

So, there *Should* be 2 John Cox marriage records for these two couples.

But there is only ONE marriage record. It is from *Switzerland* county, Not from *Sullivan* county.

And it makes sense that our Sullivan County John and Susanna don't have a marriage record, since all the marriage records in Sullivan county were destroyed in a fire on Feb 7, 1850.

So the *only* record of our Susanna's last name is in that article. (Besides the Switzerland County record, which I fear we must leave to the Switzerland County couple)

for info about Sullivan County Courthouse burning down on Feb 7, 1850. (with destruction of all marriage records)

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(We are also Christians, hubby a pastor)
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Added by Lynn Magoon on Apr 01, 2015 10:33 AM
RE: Mer;e Peachee
I cannot delete it because you created the memorial so I will transfer it back to you and then you can delete it. Thank you for finding the duplicate, I appreciate it.
Added by cjgriffith on Mar 30, 2015 6:23 PM
Lynn Magoon
RE: Susannah Allen
Hi, I had the exact same thing as you in my tree, Exact, up until a couple of weeks ago. Another ancestry member told me she thought I have the wrong marriage record in my tree, so I set out to prove her wrong (thought it would be easy).

But I ended up changing my mind (and I do try to keep an open mind, just in case facts get updated!)

So, here's what I'm thinking. . .
1. In 1850ish there were over 50 men named John Cox in Indiana.
2. It seems more likely to me that a marriage record from Switzerland County would belong to a John Cox from Switzerland County.
3. Plus, the History of Sullivan county written 1884 (when many in the family were still alive) says Susannah's maiden *and* first married name were *both* Cox, as in Susanna(Cox)Cox.
(Copy and paste below)

(Ignore the 1850 comment for now, which has to do with the John Cox I now think the record belongs to.)

Added by Lynn Magoon on Mar 26, 2015 12:44 AM
Lynn Magoon
RE: Susannah Allen
Here's ALMOST the same article, which is a direct transcription of Binford, J. H.. History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, state of Indiana . . . . Chicago: Goodspeed Bros. & Co., 1884. But with DIFFERENT Susannah Cox info!!

Charles G. Trimble, farmer, P.O. Carlisle, was born where he now lives, Haddon Township, Sullivan County, Ind., November 26, 1823, one of nine children born to Joseph and Catherine (Carico) Trimble, both of whom were natives of Kentucky, who came to Sullivan at an early day, and where they died, she dying January 8, 1871, and he January 12, 1873. The education of our subject was such as could be obtained from the old subscription schools, and he was reared to farming. September 22, 1851 he was married to Julia Willis, who bore one child, which died in infancy, April 22, 1854, the mother following her loved one in eight months thereafter. December 18, 1856, he was married to Mrs. Susannah (Cox) Cox, by whom he has had five children-- Joseph, September 18, 1857, Benj. F., March 14, 1859, Rush, March 2, 1861, Catherine E., September 5, 1863, Charles E., September 17, 1866, all living but Benjamin, who died August 22, 1877.

Weird, that this version calls Susannah's maiden AND married name Cox (no Allen).

The 1850 census is key, as it shows John Cox living with both his daughters (who you are familiar with) and with his step-father David Kelso. David Kelso was from Switzerland, Indiana, which is where the Cox-Allen Marriage record comes from. Since his wife Susannah (Allen) Cox died, she couldn't have then married Charles Trimble.

The David Kelso story is fascinating as well, not only because Kelsos were pioneers in Tazewell Co. Illinois. . . also because David earlier won an election in Switzerland, Indiana by ONE vote . . . They examined the election so carefully that there was even testimony about the possibility of David's stepson John Cox's possible underage voting.

Anyway, if you'd like to peruse my Ancestry tree, I will send an invite to whatever email address you like.
Added by Lynn Magoon on Mar 25, 2015 2:54 AM
PJH / Angelbird
RE: Methenys
How funny. I can see how you would think that. Phyllis is not that common of a name. Have a great Tuesday. Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Mar 17, 2015 8:15 AM
PJH / Angelbird
RE: Your Dad and Mom
I'm not related to the Metheneys, so don't need to manage them. I thought you were related because you left photos on their memorial pages. Sorry for any mixup. Have a good Monday. Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Mar 16, 2015 7:20 AM
RE: Daugherty
Not sure I ever thanked you for taking the picture. I appreciate the effort! Blessings. Heidi
Added by Heidi on Mar 12, 2015 4:41 AM
Robbin K Porter
Wilkie Cemetery Location
My husband is related to the Wilkie family. We have been trying to locate this cemetery for some time. We would love to visit and pay our respects. It would mean so much to us if you could give us the location to Wilkie Cemetery. Thank you
Added by Robbin K Porter on Mar 11, 2015 5:07 PM
Ronald Cox
All yours, especially for such a generous person :-)
Added by ProgBase on Feb 14, 2015 10:51 AM
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