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Becky Sears Monroe
RE: James Applegate
Dan, thank you so much for the quick response. I can be reached at 765-749-3072 (cell). Please leave a message if I don't answer.

We would be more than happy to have whatever pictures or objects you might have that relate to Yorktown or the area.

The official name for our organization is The Yorktown / Mt. Pleasant Twp. Historical Alliance. Our museum is located at 9132 W. Smith St in Yorktown. That is next to Osborne's Restaurant and across the street from the old Dairy Queen.

Our regular hours are Thursdays - 1 to 5 and Friday's - 10 to 2. I have not problem meeting you at another time if that would be convenient.

Looking forward to meeting you.
Added by Becky Sears Monroe on Jul 15, 2012 2:02 PM
Becky Sears Monroe
James Applegate
Dan - my name is Becky Monroe & I am the president of a Historical Alliance in Yorktown, IN. One of our members recently viewed the pictures you posted on James Applegate's site. They are great - we were wondering if you might have other pictures of the Yorktown area that you might share with us.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Added by Becky Sears Monroe on Jul 15, 2012 9:41 AM
Virgil Reynolds
William H Lee
From "A History of Delaware County"
by Gen William H. Kempher MD - 1908
pages 851-852

William H. Lee - Delaware County has many prosperous and honorable farmers who have reached their high stations through able individual effort, and prominent among them is William H. Lee, residing on section 36, Harrison Township. Coming to this locality nearly fourty years ago, when a large proportion of the land was still virgin, he became an important factor in developing its rich agricultural resources, and by his energy and thrift improved a good farm. A son of Daniel Lee, he was born January 20, 1834, in Rush County, Indiana. He is of English ancestry, his great-grandfather, Nathan Lee, having been born in Virginia of English parents. His grandfather, Hilliary Lee, a native of Virginia, had five uncles in the Revolutionary army of patriots.
A son of Hillary Lee, Daniel Lee was born in 1810 in North Carolina, and died in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana in 1877. He came to Rush County, this state, in 1832, making the overland journey with the typical pioneer teams. the country in which he located was then but sparsely settled, the wilderness being the home of deers, bears, wolves and other wild beasts. In 1836, after a four years residence in this locality, removed to Monroe Township, Madison County. Entering one hundred and twenty acres of government land, he built for himself and family a log house, and after many years of incessant toil and skill evolved a good farm from the forest, and there spent the remaining days of his life. He was a man of strong personality, and a Jeffersonian Democrat in politics. His first wife was Mary Garner, who was born in North Carolina and died in Indiana in August 1847. Five children were born of this union, the following three of whom survive: William H., the subject of this sketch; Issac and Thomas. By his second marriage, with Nancy Cunningham, he also had five children, of whom Richard M., is the only survivor.
William H. Lee assisted his father in his pioneer work of clearing and improving a homestead, remaining in Monroe Township until the spring of 1871. Coming then to Delaware County, Mr. Lee bought his present farm lying in section 36, Harrison Township, and at once set to work vigorously to improve it. He labored most diligently to add to its improvements and appointments, and in 1880 erected a good frame house. Subsequently he turned over to his son, John D. Lee, with whom he is now living, the entire management and control of the estate, and the younger Lee, a man of fine ability, has greatly added to the value and attractiveness of the homestead, one of his improvements being the modern barn built in 1902.
William H. Lee has been married three times. His first wife, to whom he was married February 27, 1858, was Elizabeth Ann Broyles who was born in Delaware county, Indiana, June 3, 1836, and died February 22, 1859, leaving one child, Mary C., who is now the wife of O. H. P. Goble. Mr. Lee's second marriage was to Carolina Lutz, on the 14th of November, 1861; she was born February 14, 1842 and died October 26, 1865, leaving one child, George W. Lee. He reached maturity, married, became a police officer, and on December 8, 1899, was shot and killed by post office robbers, the tragedy occurring in Alexandria. He left a wife and four children. On March 19, 1867, Mr. Lee married his third wife Mrs. Sarah (Jones) Hinchman, who was born July 28, 1829, and died February 14, 1900. She was the daughter of John D. Jones, born in Darke County, Ohio, and in 1829 came with her parents to Indiana, Locating in Delaware County, where they spent the remainder of their lives. To Mr. and Mrs. Hinchman was born one daughter, Mary J., October 17, 1854. By his third wife he had one child John D. Lee, born August 13, 1870. Politically our subject is a Democrat, and has been a steadfast member of the Methodist Episcopal church since 1852.
John D. Lee and his wife are now the owners of two hundred and twenty acres contained in the homefarm, having bought out all who were interested in the same, as he is carrying on general operations and stock-raising on an extensive scale. On December 26, 1894, he married Nora A. Stanley, a native of Henry County, Indiana, born March 17, 1871. Her father Philip Stanley, was born in Jefferson Township, Henry County, September 20, 1842, and there resides on the farm entered from the government by his father. He married Elmira Thornburg, born in Delaware County, May 13 1850, and of their union were born nine children, of whom eight are living, Mrs. John D. Lee being the second child of the family. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Lee have three children namely: J. Frank, William Rea and George H. Fraternally he is a member of Gilman Lodge No. 745, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is justly proud of his substantial and honorable ancestors, and among the family relics which he most highly prizes is the old Longfellow clock, which is nearly a century old - a memorial of his mother's family, and which was originally hauled from Ohio in one of the old Virginia wagons.
Added by Virgil Reynolds on May 27, 2012 5:15 AM
Duane Boggs
RE: A possible wife Alice??
Thank you for your reply, and I apologize for being so tardy in responding. I now agree with you that Henry C. Boyle, son of Alexander, married Catherine Ellen Grim, and that the Henry C. Boyle who married Alice Henry was somebody else. I have found him in the 1850 Jefferson County, Ohio census living in the household of his future mother in law, and then in the 1870 census for Washington Township of Marion County, Iowa.

This brings up a new question though. I believe that the Henry C. Boyle born in 1829 and married in 1851 to Alice Henry was the son of Henry Boyle and his second wife, Kesiah (maiden name unknown). Henry's first wife was a Mary Thompson, and they had also had a son Henry C. Boyle, born in 1819 and who died in 1828 in Columbiana County (buried at Jordanville Cemetery, near Lisbon).

This started me thinking about these three males all with the middle initial "C", and the fact that Henry C. and Catherine E. (Grim) Boyle had a grandson (through son George Washington Boyle) by the name of Cecil Cyrenius Conover Boyle. I think the "C" might have stood for Conover.

I believe that brothers Alexander and Henry Boyle had a sister named Susannah, who married William Amend (a/k/a Ament or Amind) in 1818 in Jefferson County, OH and named a son Serenus Conover Boyle.

Why would these three siblings, Alexander Boyle, Henry Boyle and Susannah (Boyle) Amend all pass the name Conover (represented by the letter C) to descendants? My theory is that their mother's maiden name was Conover. I am working on a THEORY (needs more evidence) that these three sibs were all children of Henry Boyle (of the 1790 census for Huntingdon County, PA), and that their mother was an Elizabeth ("Betsy") Covenhoven/Crownover/Conover, daughter of John (Jr.) of Huntingdon. I am using information from a Kip Conover, who has posted the Conover derivation from the original Dutch "van Kouwenhoven" on an extensive tree at

If you are interested in my theory, I would be glad to share more, but I would prefer to correspond through direct e-mail rather than this findagrave site. My address is

I descend from a Charles Boyle, b. ca. 1730 in Northern Ireland, who by "tradition" (oral lore) came to Pennsylvania with an uncle Henry Boyle. I am trying to find the Boyle connections, and I believe Alexander is one of my "cousinly" lines.
Added by Duane Boggs on Apr 29, 2011 9:26 AM
Duane Boggs
A possible wife Alice??
I have a question about Henry C. Boyle. In the 1860 census for Delaware County, his wife is shown as Alice (at least, that is the way I am reading the script from the digital image on Heritage Quest, which might be taken from a microfilm image or the original paper, I don't know which), and in Jefferson County, Ohio, there is a marriage record for a Henry C. Boyle and Alice Henry, from March 27, 1851. I am wondering if Henry was married three times, once to a wife who was the mother of his children prior to that time, then Alice might have been the mother of Elizabeth and Rhoda, and then perhaps she died after 1860, but before 1870, and then in the 1870 census, Henry's wife was shown as Catharine. So maybe Henry only married Catharine after 1860? Does this sound possible? I am trying to tie Henry's father, Alexander, to a possible father, the Henry Boyle who died in Jefferson County about 1816, possible spouse being Margaret (or Margaretta) Larue. Will you please let me know if I am missing something?

Duane Boggs
Added by Duane Boggs on Apr 12, 2011 2:01 PM
Bill Daugherty
RE: William Daugherty
Hi Dan,

I got in touch with another cousin of mine who has done more research on the Daugherty's. She is of the opinion that the William Daugherty buried in Yorktown Cemetery is not the son of our William Dougherty who died in Lancaster County in 1777. Our cousin Minnie who did research in the 1970's cited D.A.R. Patriot Index (p. 177) that has William, b. 1754, died 9-1-1841, married Lydia Cox, Pvt. Pa. (i.e. Private (rank), Pennsylvania). For the time being, I'm going to delink the two. I hope you can find more information to figure this out.

Bill Daugherty
Added by Bill Daugherty on Feb 08, 2011 3:12 AM
David Gillespie
Lydia Darragh
Dan , Here is a list off of Lydia Darragh's will which I have a copy of, from Phil, archives.

Darragh, Lydia. City of Phila. Widow. Dec 26, 1789. Jan 9, 1790. U.413. Children: Ann, Susannah, John, William, Charles. Grandchild: Lydia, Daughter of Son John. Exec: Ann, Susannah, William Darragh.

The picture is from a book we bought at Betsy Ross house called "Patriots in Petticoats". It has a good chapter on Lydia in there. The picture is said to have possibly been her, and something like "historians think" so it may not be her, but it could!

Beolow is what I have on the children of Lydia Darragh.

Lydia Darragh
Mary Darragh 1754 1759
Charles Darragh 1755 1801
Ann Darragh 1757 1840
William Darragh 1758 1758
John Darragh 1763 1821
William Charles Darragh 1766 1790
Susavanah Darragh 1768 1792

If you will send your email address I'll invite you to our family tree on her at

Hope this helps!

David Gillespie
Added by David Gillespie on Dec 06, 2010 2:47 PM
Bill Daugherty
RE: Cousins
Hi Dan,

Thanks for your message. I know nothing about Lydia Darragh, but it is an interesting story. I also forwarded your information to another cousin who is not on findagrave, but has done more research on this part of the family.

The information I have about William Daugherty being married to a Lydia Cox is supposed to have come from a D.A.R. "Patriot Index."

I don't know if Lydia Cox is buried at Yorktown Cemetery or somewhere else.

Sure, I would be glad to get any documentation that you want to send. Please send it to this e-mail account,

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on Nov 28, 2010 9:54 PM
Cheryl Behrend
Birth: about 1844
Death: 18 Feb. 1872
Please link to his mother: #1824443

I tried to link to his mother with the above number and it will not work. Please send over the correct link.
Added by Cheryl Behrend on Jul 24, 2010 5:27 AM
Family Matters
Thompson Cemetery
I have a James Ewing in my records. He was born about 1838 in Kentucky. He married Margaret Lavina Culbertson (my great grandmother's sister)20 Aug 1861 in Delaware County, IN. I have four generations of family buried in the Thompson Cemetery. My mother, my grandparents, my great grandparents, my great great grandparents and many other relatives. I would be interested to know your family connection since we seem to be from the same general area.

I live south of Anderson, IN
Added by Family Matters on Sep 07, 2008 2:06 PM
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