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Indiana Genealogy

Group for anyone interested in Indiana and genealogical topics related to the Hoosier state!

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I'm trying to organize things a bit so I've made threads in the Discussion Forum for each county. If you know where the people you are researching lived, please post your queries, information, etc. in the appropriate thread/county. If you don't know where in Indiana the people you are researching lived or if they lived in multiple counties, go ahead and post to the Comment Wall below. Also, if you feel your post is urgent or you want it to be viewed by the whole group, post to the Comment Wall. As always, everyone is also still welcome to start their own discussion threads.

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find it there. Thanks!

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Discussion Forum

Pike County

Started by Leah. Last reply by Debbie Sargent Feb 10, 2015. 5 Replies

Lawrence County

Started by Leah. Last reply by Debbie Sargent Feb 10, 2015. 1 Reply

Martin County

Started by Leah. Last reply by Debbie Sargent Feb 10, 2015. 2 Replies

Greene County

Started by Leah. Last reply by Debbie Sargent Feb 10, 2015. 3 Replies

Posey County

Started by Leah. Last reply by Emily Allyn Moore Jul 11, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Gayle Nyberg on June 3, 2010 at 5:59pm
I am in need of a record of death for Cornwall J Brown.
(Death Cert., Newspaper article, obit, etc.)
He lived in Indianapolis, Marion Cty in Indiana.
(Other possible spellings: Cornel, Conwell, Cornwell, or John)

I can find him on the 1920 census, but not the 1930 census.

He was born in Jan 1857 in Ohio. I am assuming he died about 1924-1925
His wife was Della (maiden name unknown) Brown.

His father was Benjamin Franklin Brown.
Can anyone help me? ...
Comment by Barbara Paulus-Marshall on June 1, 2010 at 7:21pm
Jesse Drake came from Lexington, KY to what later became Cass TWP, Ohio CO, Indiana about 1797. By 1821, he had bought land in Decatur CO and lived there until about 1840. He wasn't on the 1840 Census in Decatur CO, IN, but he and his wife Jane sold land there in 1845. Does anyone know when he died and where he is buried? Three probably children of Jesse are Benjamin & Dillard Drake and Martha Drake who married William Ross, Jr. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Barb Marshall
Comment by Madehlinne on June 1, 2010 at 10:17am
Hunter Family Troubles, Part II [Part I is below.]

I am also trying to determine what happened to John Thompson Hunter's younger brother, RICHARD TAYLOR HUNTER, b. 31 Aug. 1860.

By all information I have been able to find, Richard was a model citizen, a coal miner, who eventually moved to Arkansas. Richard may have been married in Indiana, but I can find no marriage record for him there.

Richard DID marry, apparently for the second time, to a FLORA [last name unknown] about 1910, but again I have great difficulty in finding a marriage for them. Flora was more than 10 years older than Richard--he 39 and she 52--when they married.

By 1920, Richard was living in Paris, Short Mountain Township, Logan Co., Arkansas. Flora--whose name was actually Florida--had died 18 May 1917. He was residing with a family named Janett, who may or may not have been relatives. Richard was the City Marshall of Paris, Ark., at that time.

My question: How did he end up in the State Convict Farm in Dudley Lake, Jefferson Co., Ark., in 1930? Did he kill someone--and not in the line of duty as city marshall?

I'd appreciate any help anyone could give me on Richard T. Hunter

I will also be re-posting this message in the Arkansas group.

Comment by Madehlinne on June 1, 2010 at 9:58am
I am researching my father's family, Hunter and its allied families from Daviess Co., IN.

I am looking for more information on JOHN THOMPSON HUNTER, b. 12 June 1857, the first child of Aaron A. Hunter and his wife Sarah Ann Lawrence, and his wife, IDA M> [last name unknown] .

A little background:

John's father Aaron was killed at the Battle of Shiloh on 7 April 1862, leaving Sarah with three small boys to raise by herself. She remarried to a scoundrel named named Stephen Lovell, who absconded with Aaron's pension money and left her pregnant with another child, this time a daughter.

Sarah divorced Stephen in 1867 and married for a third time in 1869 to a much older man, Hubbard Love, who had children almost as old as she herself was.

In the meantime, two of Aaron and Sarah's sons, John mentioned above, and RICHARD TAYLOR HUNTER, b. 31 Aug. 1860, both ended up in trouble with the law.

John shot and killed Hiram Wykoff/Wycoff in an argument in 1879, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison and then released for good behavior. He had only been out of jail for several months when he again shot and killed another man in August 1882. He ran from the murder scene but was recaptured weeks later in Springfield, Ill., and brought back to Washington, IN, for trial.

John was sentenced to life in prison at the "Big House," the Indiana State Penitentiary at Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, where he died on 16 Dec. 1900.

In the short time when John was free from jail, he married an IDA M. ---------- in August 1882.

I am searching for information on John's wife. After John was imprisoned, she divorced him in 1888 and married to a man named Sam Harbin, who had also been involved with John in the picnic fight which ended with John's murdering William Lentz in 1882.

Harbin became involved in a plot to burn down the Daviess County Courthouse, in part to cover the tracks of former State Auditor, James C. Lavelle, who was embezzling and "cooking the books" in 1891. Harbin and Lavelle and their third accomplice, Aaron Burr Hawes, were all convicted and sentenced to prison.

So, Ida M. --------- Hunter Harbin ended up with 2 ex-husbands in the state penitentiary.

Can anyone help me find out more about Ida: her maiden name? her family? What happened to her after she divorced Sam Harbin?

I'd appreciate any help anyone could give me. Thanks.
Comment by David Dykhuizen on May 31, 2010 at 10:52am
Howdy again. you all may already be aware of these sites but here goes anyway. if any of your kin were born in the Netherlands: (province of Groningen only) & www.all (province of Friesland only).
and now i ask for your help. my grandmother Cornelia nee Smit Dykhuizen (my Dad's Mom) was born in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands. i have found the marriage record for her Dad & Mom but no birth records for grandma or any of her siblings. is there a web site specific to Haarlemmermeer? thank you all. have a grand Memorial Day & always remember those who have served, those who are serving & those who will serve. dave
Comment by David Dykhuizen on May 31, 2010 at 10:34am
Howdy everybody! my name is Dave. i was born & raised in Northwest Indiana - Jasper County to be exact. the surnames i'm researching are Dykhuizen (Dijkhuizen), Smit, Hoffman (Hofma) & Walstra. if i can be of any help to anyone please let me know. thank you all. i appreciate it. dave
Comment by Diana Larson on May 16, 2010 at 10:59am
I am seeking the descendants of Romanus Lees (1861-1915) and Alpharetta Hoover Lees Ellars Halsey (1883-1863) both of whom were from Indiana. They had two daughters: Ruby Vern Lees and Susanna Ruth Lees. If you are one of their descendants or know someone who is, please contact me. Thank you!
Comment by linda on November 10, 2009 at 9:30am
looking for any infor on the hultz,huls family from indiana
Comment by Daniel M. Ream on November 10, 2009 at 8:05am
This is another site that is good also:
Comment by Daniel M. Ream on November 10, 2009 at 8:03am
Hi Frelan, this is the site , the information came from:

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