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401 The birth, death and marriage records of New Garden Monthly Meeting are in two volumes, designated as I and II. In the following abstract, page numbers without volume indication refer to records in volume I; page numbers followed by the figure 2, refer to records in volume II. The men's minutes herein abstracted extend from 1754 to 1888; the women's minutes from 1790 to 1878. The women's minutes prior to 1790 were destroyed "when the house of Prudence Williams was laid waste by fire." Williams, Prudence (P2944)
 
402 The first set of minutes of Robert A. Woods Priory states. "A meeting of members of Indiana Priory No. 8, Knights of the York Cross of Honor, met at 7:30 P.M. in the Masonic Temple at Brazil, Indiana, on July 14, 1961" The Members attending that meeting were: Gayle W. Weaver, Frank F. Dicks, William E. Miller, Charles W. Allen, William T. Matkin, Herman C. Canine, Harry C. McFall, Victor O. Sousley, William T. James, Howard E. Burns, and Raleigh R. Cagle. Knight William T. James was elected chairman to preside over the meeting which had been called for the purpose of organizing a new Priory, and Raleigh R. Cagle was elected to serve as Registrar. Knight Sousley presented a letter received from Knight William J. Netherton, Grand Master General, pointing out the requirements necessary to the forming of a Priory.
At this first meeting the name Robert A. Woods Priory was determined and Bloomington, Indiana was chosen for the Priory location. Those present donated $5.00 each to raise the required fee of $25.00 for the dispensation.
The second meeting was at the Van Orman Hotel in Bloomington September 30, 1961. A banquet preceded the business meeting and ladies were invited. Knight William T. James presided and announced that the meeting had been called for the purpose of instituting Robert A. Woods Priory and installing its Officers.

The Grand Master General, William J. Netherton made timely remarks, Instituted the Priory and Installed the following Officers: William T. James, Eminent Prior; Clarence P. Sousley, Deputy Prior; Raleigh R. Cagle, Registrar-Treasurer; Joseph Manzenberger, Warder; William F. Chestnut, Orator; and Frederick E. Manker, Herald.
On October 7, 1961 at the twenty-sixth Annual Conclave of the Convent General held at Louisville, Kentucky, Grand Master General, William J. Netherton, called Knight William T. James to the East and presented him with a Charter under dispensation, for the Priory. The Priory also acknowledged a gift in the amount of $400.00 presented by Indiana Priory No. 8.
On January 20, 1962 the first ceremony of Induction was held upon a class of candidates consisting of Knights Harold E. Baker, Ralph Henry Cannedy and Archie Moses Shake of Robert A. Woods Priory and Clinton Best Cass of Indiana Priory No. 8.
At this meeting a new core of officers were duly elected and installed to serve the ensuing year. They were: Joseph Manzenberger, Eminent Prior; Clarence P. Sousley, Deputy Prior; Marvin L. Isley, Warder; Raleigh R. Cagle, Registrar; William F. Chestnut, Chaplain; Frederick E. Manker, Orator and Herrick E. H. Greenleaf, Herald. These officers were installed by Past Prior, Knight William T. James.
In appreciation for his services in organizing Robert A. Woods Priory Knight James was voted a Life Membership in the Priory. Also at this meeting the Registrar was directed to send a Thank You letter to Knight Harry Levi in appreciation for the Crown he made for use in the Induction Ceremonies.

Also a motion was moved, seconded and carried that each newly created Knight be presented with a K.Y.C.-H. Jewel as a gift from the Priory.
During the year 1962 several petitions for Dual Membership were read and accepted and also a Ceremony of Induction was held for four Knights.
A motion was moved by Knight Clarence P. Sousley and seconded by Knight Aaron Wills that the Priory purchase an Altar Cloth, and that donations be solicited at Annual Meeting to pay for same. Motion carried.
At the Annual Conclave held on Saturday, January 26, 1963 in the Masonic Temple in Bedford, Indiana an Induction Ceremony was held for eleven Knights. A memorial service was held for Past Prior William T. James who passed away on January 6, 1963.
The election of officers was held with Knight Raleigh R. Cagle, as Eminent Prior; Knight Marvin L. Isley, Deputy Prior; Knight William F. Chestnut, Warder; Knight John M. Hanna, Registrar; Knight Frederick E. Manker, Prelate; Knight Karl L. Dickens, Orator and Knight Charles R. Walts, Herald. The above named Knights were duly installed. At a Called Conclave held on October 21, 1963 the Registrar stated the Annual Report sent to Grand Registrar General was approved and as of June 30, 1963 Robert A. Woods Priory No. 62 had a membership of 99 Knights.
At this meeting a communication was read from Knight Paul L. Becker as follows; "Please accept these Candle Sticks as a gift in token of my esteem for our Honourable Fraternity, Sincerely, Paul L. Becker."
A Memorial Service was conducted for Past Prior
Joseph Manzenberger, who passed away on October 4, 1963.
http://www.yorkrite.com/kych/62/history.html 
Manzenberger, Joseph Michael (P31)
 
403 THE JOHN FAMILY of Northumberland county are a branch of a Welsh family that settled in Chester county in the early colonial days of our State. Their ancestor, Griffith John, Sr., was born in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, in 1683. With many others of his locality, he immigrated to Pennsylvania, taking passage in a slow sailing vessel that was several months in making the voyage. He landed in Philadelphia, February 11, 1709, and went to one of the Welsh townships which was a part of a district then known as the Welsh Barony. This section was principally settled by his countrymen, at that time called "ye ancient Britons." On the 23d of July, 1714, he was married to Ann Williams, daughter of Robert Williams, surnamed "the king of Goshen." About 1715, under the auspices of David Lloyd, the keeper of the Great Seal, Uwchlan township was settled, and among the first purchasers of farms were Griffith John, Sr., Noble Butler, Robert Benson, Cadwallader Evans, and others. The fruits of his marriage were twelve children, six sons and six daughters, all of whom reached mature years except one son that died in childhood. Most of his children settled in other parts of the State, but his son Griffith John, Jr., remained on the Uwchlan farm and took care of his parents in their declining years. Griffith John, Sr., united with the Society of Friends soon after his arrival in the colony and became a prominent minister of that sect. He stood well in his church, and after his death a testimony relating to him was published by his monthly meeting. He lived in great simplicity and plainness and was a lover of peace and labored to promote good feeling among his neighbors. At the advanced age of ninety years he was a constant attendant at his church and was a minister of the saints for over seventy years. He died, May 29, 1778, aged ninety-five years. John, Griffith Sr. (P2904)
 
404 The marriage license of Adah and Lora show two different dates. One is 1913 the other is February 25, 1914.

Carroll County, Indiana
Index to Marriage Records
1850 - 1920 Inclusive
Volume II
Letters M - Z Inclusive
Name: Adah M McManama
Spouse: Lora L Overholser
Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1914
Date: 11 May 189
Book: 16
OSPage: 139
County: Carroll 
Overholser, Lora Lovell (P2638)
 
405 The marriage license of Adah and Lora show two different dates. One is 1913 the other is February 25, 1914.

Carroll County, Indiana
Index to Marriage Records
1850 - 1920 Inclusive
Volume II
Letters M - Z Inclusive
Name: Adah M McManama
Spouse: Lora L Overholser
Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1914
Date: 11 May 189
Book: 16
OSPage: 139
County: Carroll 
McManama, Adah Mae (P2655)
 
406 The public land in section 27 was entered by Peter Halstead and Lowring A Waldo in 1830; David Stout in 1831, Norse Main in 1832; Willian Williams, Sr., George Turner, Jr., Jonas Hammer, Francis Collins and Joseph Shields in 1836. Twenty-seven is now owned by P, C. Spangler, A. D. Spangler, H. Parrott, F. N. Cannady, M. A. Eckberg, J. C. Williams, Z. T. Dunkin, J. T. Stiffler, M. Dunkin, G.F. Dunkin, A. C. Dunkin and L. L. Denny. The section has 3½ miles of public road, and White river passes through the north part of the section for a distance of half a mile.  Dunkin, Michael (P369)
 
407 The second son named John. Chapman, John (P1845)
 
408 There are several variations of spelling of both his first and last names. Both Wooton and Wooten appear in county records and newspaper articles, with Wooten being more common. However, the name on both his tombstone and his son Gar's is spelled WOOTON. His first name appears as Elza on his tombstone but as Eliza and even Ellsworth in other sources.

By piecing together information from several Greenville obituaries, it appears that Elza remarried twice after the 1917 death of his first wife, Mary Elizabeth, the mother of his children. His second wife, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ratliff, died in 1919 only a few weeks after their marriage according to her obituary. The probate Application for Letters of Administration shows E.L. Wooton of 323 Morrow Street as her surviving husband. A 1928 obituary for Mrs. Anna Mary Wooten, 78, wife of Eliza Wooten of Greenville. Interestingly, one of her sons was Riley Fansler, who was the husband of Elza Wooton's daughter, Lena.
Source: Gay (Wolfe) Oltjenbruns
________ 
Wooten, Elza Lank (P1207)
 
409 This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Source (S-2125106594)
 
410 Thomas Beals was the first Friends minister of record to cross the Ohio River and preach in the limits of the Northwest Territory. He moved with his family from PA to NC in 1748/49, first stopping at Cane Creek. Then, with his family, he moved to New Garden, NC, which was frontier territory. He came forth into the ministry in the year 1753. How long he lived at New Garden is not known, but we presume it was for several years. The next move he made was to Westfield, Surry Co., NC. Here he was very instrumental in the development of a large meeting. He lived at Westfield and New Garden for about thirty years during which time he paid several lengthy visits to the Indians. In 1775, twenty years before Wayne's Treaty with the Indians at Greenville, OH, Thomas Beals, accompanied by four Friends, started to pay a visit to the Shawnee Indians and some other tribes and after passing a fort not far from Clinch Mtn. in VA, they were arrested and carried back to the fort to be tried for their lives on the charge of being confederates with the hostile Indians. The officers, understanding that one of the men was a preacher, required a sermon before they went in for trial. Beals thought it right to hold a meeting with the soldiers, which proved to be a highly favored reason. A young man in the fort was converted, and sometime after, moved among Friends and became a member. After this meeting was over Thomas and the other Friends were released to be at liberty to continue their journey. Beals told his Friends that he saw with his spiritual eye the seed of Friends scattered all over that good land and that one day there would be the greatest gathering of Friends there of any place in the world. In 1781, Beals moved from Westfield, NC to Blue Stone, Giles Co., VA, where he lived but a few years. While there, their sufferings were very great in may ways, not only from the lack of necessities of life, but his son-in-law, James Horton, was taken prisoner by the Indians and put to death. This move to Blue Stone does not appear to have had the approval of Beals Friends, for Nathan Hunt states that they sent a committee to send his group back to NC. The little meeting of twenty or thirty families was entirely broken up at Blue Stone, when they returned to Westfield, NC. In the year 1785, he moved to Lost Creek, TN and in 1798 he moved to Grayson Co., VA. In 1799, Thomas Beals moved to Quaker Bottom, OH along with other members of his family and in the spring of 1801 he moved to Salt Creek, near the present town of Adalphia, OH. He died in Aug of 1801 and was buried in a coffin of regular shape, hollowed out of a solid white walnut tree by his ever faithful friend, Jesse Baldwin, and covered by a part of the same tree, which was selected for this purpose by Thomas while he was living. His grave has been located and Friends have erected an appropriate monument to his memory.

In planting Quakerism in the old Northwest, the story of Thomas Beals and his faithful wife, and devoted family is but one illustration of the hundreds that might be given, nor was he the only one buried in a log coffin. Many were buried in nothing but boards laid around them among the lone mountains, never to be seen or marked by loved ones, but to Thomas Beals belongs the credit of having been the first Friend to carry the message of Christ into the vast region north and west of the Ohio River.
- Hill Family Tree - 
Beals, Thomas (P662)
 
411 Thomas was a lawyer who became temporarily deranged and was taken to the state asuylum at Richmond Indiana where he was beaten to death by a guard.
 
Blount, Thomas Jay (P1924)
 
412 Thomas was Killed in Action tending to wounded soldiers on the battlefield in Cologne, Germany during World War II. He was a Medic.His rank was Private First Class.

Thomas was awarded:
Purple Heart
European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/1 Bronze Star
World War II Victory Medal
Honorable Service Lapel Button


Thomas' headstone says he died in March, information from his service record released through FOIA says he died in May. 
Burch, Thomas Clay (P3635)
 
413 Title: Index to Marriage Record 1905-1920 Inclusive Volume III Letters H to L Inclusive
Record Location: Clark County, Indiana
W. P. A. Original Records Located County Clerks Office Jeffersonville Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1939
Spouse 1: Hazel Hutchinson
Spouse 2: F Manzenberger
Marriage Date: 07 Nov 1917
County:Clark
Book: 26 Jun 1893
Original Source Page: 36
Comment: 45 
Manzenberger, Francis Xavier (P32)
 
414 Title: Index to Marriage Record 1905-1920 Inclusive Volume III Letters H to L Inclusive
Record Location: Clark County, Indiana
W. P. A. Original Records Located County Clerks Office Jeffersonville Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1939
Spouse 1: Hazel Hutchinson
Spouse 2: F Manzenberger
Marriage Date: 07 Nov 1917
County:Clark
Book: 26 Jun 1893
Original Source Page: 36
Comment: 45 
Hutchison, Hazel (P1571)
 
415 Tom Burch stricken at his home

Date Published: March 1971

Publication: Muncie Press

Thomas C. Burch, 55, owner of Cain’s Furniture Company, 1321 S. Walnut, died unexpectedly early this morning at the family residence in Beverly Hills, RR 4, apparently as the result of a heart attack. He was born in Randolph County near Parker, the son of Howard L. and Helen Dunkin Burch, and graduated from Parker High School in 1933. he came to Muncie about 25 years ago and has been engaged in the furniture business most of that time.

Mr. Burch was associated with Cain’s the past 15 years and was owner of the concern since 1969. He was a member of Moose Lodge 33.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Peckinpaugh Burch; two daughters, Mrs. Neil (Janice) Manzenberger, Muncie, Monica, at home; a son Thomas R. Burch, Mobile, Ala., a step-daughter, Mrs. H. Robert Hargreaves, Indianapolis; a step-son, John R. Raines, Indianapolis; three brothers, Marshall D. Burch, Toledo, Robert L. Burch, RR 1, Springport, Howard L. Burch, Jr., Sepulveda, Calif., and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Meeks Mortuary 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. W. Noble Greene, pastor of Madison Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Springport Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary from 3 until 5 and from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday and any time before the services Saturday. 
Burch, Thomas Clay (P51)
 
416 Twin brother of Mary Bole.

William Bole was a Blacksmith and a farmer. He was disinherited in 1823 when his father, James Bole Sr., changed his will and left William only one Silver Dollar as an inheritance. William's father-in-law, Samuel Dickison had filed suit against William's father James Sr. in 1808 over a land purchase and William had taken the father-in-law's side in the matter.

William, along with his brothers John and Matthew, moved to Brown Co. Ohio about 1812/1814. William settled in Georgetown and opened a Blacksmith Shop.

The book "History of Brown Co. Ohio" (1883), has this to say about William Bole/Boles.
"William Boles was born in Pa., where he married Martha Dickison and where there were five children (only two children born in Pa.), born of this union. They moved to Ohio about the close of the War of 1812, where he became a small landowner and conducted his trade of blacksmithing until age forced him to retire in 1850. H e was one of the early smiths of Brown Co. and filled an important place in history as such. He buried his wife by whom he had 12 children, 9 now living in various parts of the United States, in 1837. He later married Mrs. Elizabeth Neal with whom he lived until his death in 1864 at which time he resided in Shelby Co. Indiana"

William's eldest daughter, Elizabeth Bole/Boles, who married Thomas Ellis McConnell had moved to Hanover Twp., Shelby Co. Indiana about 1849 and William, sometime before 1860, joined her there.
Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhenry/boles.html 
Bole, William (P737)
 
417 Underground RR. House in Wayne Co. is a museum. Coffin, Levi (P2452)
 
418 Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 24, 1941
Stillborn son to be buried on Monday.

Funeral services for Charles Douglas, son stillborn to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wooters at Ridgeville Saturday night, will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. Lawrence Baker, pastor of the Nazarene church. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Surviving, other than the parents, are two sisters, Shirley and Carolyn Sue, a brother, Jimmy, all at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Stouder and Mr. and Mrs. Asa Wooters of Ridgeville. 
Wooters, Charles D. (P1958)
 
419 Various tracts of land left to sons John, William, Thomas, Joseph, Benjamin and to daughters Jane (Leacey) and Elizabeth but nothing left to son William. Chapman, Abraham (P1007)
 
420 Warren Blount. - The grandparents of Mr. Blount, William and Mary (McCoy) Blount, were natives of Tennessee. They removed to Kentucky, but three or four years later came to Indiana and located in Wayne County, on Whitewater River, two miles below Richmond. They built a cabin but only remained there four or five years, when they moved to the western part of the county, on Martindale's Creek, that being as far as they could go on account of the Indians. They subsequently moved to Henry County, and in 1820 removed to a farm seven miles above Muncie, remaining in the vicinity of Muncie till their death. They had a family of eleven children - Andrew, John, William, Joseph, Amos, Thomas, Aaron, Rachel, Hannah, Mary and Elizabeth, all now deceased. They were life-long members of the Baptist church. Andrew Blount remained with his parents till twenty-three years of age, when, in 1816, he was married to Sarah Warren, and settled in Wayne County, purchasing land of the Government. Two or three years later he removed to a farm eight miles from Muncie, but remained there only two years. He then lived in Wayne County a short time, and in 1822 bought the land on which the village of Blountsville is now situated. He remained here thirteen years and then in 1835 moved to Blackford County, Ind., where he died at the age of seventy-three years. His wife died at the age of seventy-seven years. They had a family of eleven children - Warren, John, Thomas, James, Andrew A., Mary, Tabitha, Rachel, Katura, Caroline and Sarah. Only four - John, Warren, Andrew A. and Sarah - are living. Warren Blount, the subject of our sketch, was born in Wayne County, Ind., in 1817. He spent his early life with his parents, receiving only a limited education. He was married in 1835 to Nancy Bedwell. He rented a farm in Henry County a year, and then bought forty acres of Government land, a part of the farm where he now lives. He has made additions from time to time till he now owns 556 acres, all well improved. He and his wife have been members of the Methodist Episcopal church thirty years. They have had eleven children, but six now living - Melinda, Andrew R., Jonathan, John W., Thomas J. and Emma. Those deceased are - Fanny, Sarah A., Elizabeth, Jerome, and an infant. Politically Mr. Blount is a Republican.


From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
Stony Creek Township.
Page 843.  
Blount, Warren (P821)
 
421 Was disowned by Quakers for marriage out of unity. One of the earliest Lost Creek minutes shows Rachel Williams condemning her marriage (contrary to discipline) to Byrd Adamson. 8/19/1797 Lost Creek-Condemmed her marriage contrary to discipline 8/29/1812 Lost Creek-Edmund, Williams, John Jesse, Ira & Ivy recrq mo Rachel 8/29/1812 Lost Creek-Alice, Nancy & zibeah recrq mo Rachel 4/26/1817 Lost Creek- & fam get Lick Creek MM, Ind. Williams, Rachel (P650)
 
422 Was shot down over Germany. Listed as MIA, then POW. Later released.

World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 Record
Name: Rudolph Manzenberger
Race: White

Report Date: 9 Apr 1945
Latest Report Date: 22 Oct 1945

Grade: Technical Sergeant
Grade Notes: Lieutenant Colonel or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Director of nurses or Technical Sergeant or Commander or Petty Officer, 1st Class
Service Branch: Army
Arm or Service: Air Corps
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps
Organization Type: Infantry
Parent Unit Type: Harbor Defense/Group Headquarters
Area Served: European Theatre: Germany
Detaining Country: Germany
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official. 
Manzenberger, Rudolph Henry Jr. (P1584)
 
423 Was William H.C. Marshall in the Civil War???

Moved from Delaware County, Indiana to Kansas in 1885 (or 1873?), living one year in Independence, KS, and then moving to Wilson County, KS in 1886. He joined the United Brethren Church in 1909 and later attended the Baptist Church. He moved to Portland, OR in June of 1920 where his daughter lives. Funeral was held in the Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 1, 1921. Wilson County Citizen Newspaper on January 25, 1921: R. Marshall was called to Portland, OR yesterday by the serious condition of his father, William Marshall, formerly of Fredonia. Mr. Marshall suffered a stroke of paralysis and physicians report it is only a matter of t ime until death. Obituary from the Fredonia Weekly Herald on February 4, 1941. Died at age 75 years, 10 months and 8 days. Cause of death: cerebral apoplexy.

Buried in the Fredonia City Cemetary on January 27 (death certificate stat es in 1920-a typo; also states birth on February 27-possibly an error).
1900 c ensus for Wilson County, Fredonia, KS, R503, line #41: Wm Marshall, head of ho usehold, white, male, born February 1846 (?), age 54, married 26 years, born in IN and both parents from IN, common laborer, unemployed 3 months, able to read , write and speak English, renter, lives in a house (not on a farm).

1910 cens us for Wilson County, Fredonia, KS, north 7th street, #16: Head of household, male, white, 60 years old, married for 36 years, born in IN, father born in IN, mother born in Pennsylvania, corman at the brickyard, working on his own accou nt, can read and write.
Tombstone states "WH Marshall, Feb 27, 1845, Jan 25, 1 921." 
Marshall, William Henry Clay (P462)
 
424 Was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg.

BEDFORD STAR
BEDFORD, INDIANA
NOV. 11, 1876


Daniel Williams, formerly of this county, and a brother of Ambrose
Williams, died recently in San Francisco, from the effects of a wound
received while in the army.
********
NOV. 18, 1876

Death of Dr. D. B. Williams.
(From the Cincinnati Commercial.)

The death of Dr. D. B. Williams, of this city, in Southern California, on
Sunday last was not unexpected by those who knew him intimately, but to
the majority of his friends the news will be shocking. He was a nephew
of the eminent occulist, Dr. E. Williams, of this city, and was
associated with him in the profession. He went to California about a
year ago for the benefit of his health, at that time badly impaired by a
suddenly developed tuberculous disease, to which he finally succumbed, in
the meantime bearing his severe afflictions with wonderful fortitude and
patience. He was in the prime of early manhood, a man of heroic mold,
and destined by force of character and a noble ambition to win renown in
his profession. Himself and three brothers entered the Union army as
privates in an Indiana regiment, and two of them laid down their lives in
the service. Dr. Williams was offered promotion, but steadily stuck to
his musket till desperately wounded at Gettysburg, after which he was
discharged. He then graduated at Indianapolis, came to this city,
studied medicine, and graduated at the Miami Medical College, went to
Europe and studied the eye there as a "specialty," returned to
Cincinnati, and was on the highway to distinction when smitten down by
the disease the seeds of which were sown in his system by the hardship
and deprivations of army life.

Dr. Williams was a noble type of the Western man ? resolute, high-minded,
a natural gentleman, whose personal contact was moral wholesomeness, and
whose sudden cutting off in a career of usefulness and honor will be
sincerely lamented by all who knew him. 
Williams, Daniel Boone (P616)
 
425 Will of Allen Nickless
from Book B, page 504 - Lawrence Co., IN Wills

I Allen Nickless of Indian Creek township, Lawrence County in the State of Indiana, of the age of seventy-five years, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following , that is to say,
I will and bequeath to my beloved wife all my personal property to use and dispose of the same during her lifetime as she may see fit, and any thereof that may remain at her death, I desire to go to and be divided equally among my legal heirs the same as it would descend to them by law except that the share of Elizabeth Cosners heirs I desire to go entirely to her children , and that her husband or widow shall not share therein. I also desire that this will shall in no wise affect any business or contracts between myself and my son Rufus Nickless, and I further desire to make it known that said Rufus Nickless has up to this time fully performed his contract to support and maintain myself and wife, Isabel M. Nickless at his own expense and in every way complied with his written contract for support of myself and wife of December 10th 1891, also with the requirements and provisions of a deed to him of same date, and that the same has been entirely satisfactory to me; and further that all the provisions and supplies furnished by me since the date of said contract has been voluntarily furnished by me for the entertainment and benefit of my friends visiting me and comers and goers and not for the support of myself and wife.
I nominate and appoint my son Rufus Nickless Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of October 1896
Allen (X) Nickless
(his mark)

Witness: Virgil C. Cooper(Seal)

The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Allen Nickless as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Thomas S. Hardwick
Virgil C. Cooper



Probate record - Allen Nickless' Will

The State of Indiana, Lawrence County. ss :

Be it remembered that on the 24th day of December 1896 Virgil C. Cooper one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and foregoing last will and testament of Allen Nickless late of said County, deceased. personally appeared before Isaac H. Orrin, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lawrence County in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court, upon his oath, declared and testified as follows; that is to say: That on the 26th day of October 1896, he saw the said Allen Nickless sign his name to the said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said Allen Nickless and with the consent attested and subscribed by the said Virgil C. Cooper in the present of said testator, and in the presence of each other, as subscribing witnesses thereto, and that the said Allen Nickless was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said instrument in writing , as aforesaid of full age (that is more than twenty one years of age), and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any coercion or restraint, as the said deponent verily believes and further deponent says not.

Virgil C. Cooper

Sworn and subscribed by the said Virgil C. Cooper before me, Isaac H. Orrin Clerk of said Court, at Bedford the 24th day of Dec. 1896
In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affix the seal of said court.

(Seal)Isaac Orrin Clerk

The State of Indiana Lawrence County, ss:
I Isaac H. Orrin Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lawrence County, Indiana do hereby certify that the within annexed Will and Testament of Allen Nickless has been duly admitted to probation and duly proved by the testimony of Virgil C.. Cooper one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that a complete record of said Will, and the testimony of the said Virgil C. Cooper in proof thereof, has been by me duly made and recorded in Book "B" at pages 504 & 505 of the record of Wills of said County.
In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the said Court at Bedford this 24th day of Dec. 1896.
Isaac H. Orrin Clerk
Circuit Court Lawrence County

Transcribed June 4, 1998 by
Marilyn 'Mel' Nickless 
Nickless, Allen (P3193)
 
426 William Finch, son of John and Mary Finch, was born in 1837, in Randolph County, Ind., where he was reared on a farm, receiving only a common-school education. At the age of twenty-four he married Mary J. Ross, by whom he has had two children - Harland and Della May. After his marriage he settled on the farm where he now resides, remaining there but a few years when he resided two years in Randolph County, Ind. He then returned to his farm where he has since resided and is the owner of fifty-three acres of excellent land which is highly cultivated. He was drafted into the war in 1864, but after serving a few weeks he obtained a substitute by paying him $1,000. He is a Republican in politics. Mrs. Finch has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years.


From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
Stony Creek Township.
Page 846 and 847.  
Finch, William (P1948)
 
427 William Jasper Landes married 27 Sept 1879 Susan M. McCain a teacher born 20 Nov 1847 Carrollton Twp Carroll Co IN she died 19 Dec 1928 both buried Sharon Cem. Susan M. was the dau of David Dill McCain {his first wife was Mary Lefever McCain. she died 1842} his second wife is the mother of Susan M. she was Esther Dillen b. 14 Jan 1816 Junita Co Pa. Esther 24 July 1898 they are buried in the McCain Cem. McCain, Susan M. (P2626)
 
428 William married and emigrated to Loudoun Co,VA where most of his children's births were recorded at Fairfax Meetings. The Two oldest , however, were born at Philadelphia in 1741 & 1742. Williams made his Will in Chatham Co,NC, Aug. 21, 1773, naming his wife and 8 surviving children. Son Owen and son-in-law, John Pike were named executors. The Will was never recorded, but was discovered in North Carolina Archives. William Sr. WILLIAMS was born in 1719 in Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He signed a will on 21 Aug 1773 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He died on 11 Sep 1773 in Cane Creek, Alamance, North Carolina. William, (HISTORICAL, as to marriage) born 1719; died 11-9-1773; son Richard & Margaret Williams of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Pa.; marry ca 1739 at Chester Mtg, Pa.; Margaret born 1721; William received on certificate from Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, alias North Wales 7-6-1745: Wm. & Margaret & child were transferred from Hopewell Monthly Meeting to Fairfax 1746. Wm. & Margaret Williams & child listed below granted certificate to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, N. C. 31-7-1762.

William Williams will on record Chatham Co., NC 8/21/1773. 
Williams, William (P642)
 
429 William Murray Sr's early life was spent on a farm in Pennsylvania. After his marriage to Mary Bole/Boles, he and his new bride settled in Westmoreland Co. Pa. where they lived for approximately twelve years.

William Murray Sr. was a veteran of the War of 1812. It is not known at the time of this writing where or in what years he served, only that he did carry out his patriotic duty when the call came.

In Oct. 1813, he and Mary moved to Brown Co. Ohio. Then, once again, the young family moved in 1826, to Highland Co. Ohio, remaining there until 1832 when they made their first venture into Indiana.

That same year, William Murray purchased 80 acres of land from Henry Warren.
Henry Warren, son of James and Sarah (Williams) Warren, was the husband of Margaret Lennington, niece of Mary (Bole/Boles) Murray.

Henry and Margaret (Lennington) Warren, in 1827, purchased 80 acres of land in the newly established town of Blountsville, Henry County, the founder of which was Henry's brother-in-law, Andrew Blount.

William Sr. and Mary, remained in Wayne Co. for about 5 years. While there, William oversaw the Wayne Co. House for the Poor.

In 1836, no doubt prompted by his nephew-in-law and other family members, William Murray Sr. made his first and only purchase of land in Henry Co.
The 320 acres he entered in Blountsville, Stony Creek Township, was adjacent to Henry Warren's 80 acres. Additionally, he purchased 160 acres the same year in Delaware County Indiana.

Some confusion surrounds the land purchase in Blountsville. The Original Land Entry Map for Henry Co. 1821 - 1849, lists the purchaser's name as being Cornelius B. Murray.
Cornelius B. Murray, was a son of William Sr. and Mary (Bole/Boles) Murray.
In the book; "History of Henry Co. 1884", it is stated that William Murray Sr. was the purchaser.
It is suspected, but not confirmed that William Sr. purchased the land and placed it in his son, Cornelius's name.

William Sr. and Mary were faithful members of the Presbyterian Church and were among the first members of the church in Blountsville, Stony Creek Twp. William Murray Sr. donated the land and helped build the Presbyterian Church in Blountsville which in later years, became the home of at least two other denominations. By 1857, it was a Methodist Episcopal Church and some time later became the Blountsville Nazarene Church.

William Murray Sr. also donated the land for the Blountsville Cemetery in May of 1839. His wife, Mary was the first to be buried there when she passed from this life on 15 May of that year in Henry County. Ten years later, in Dec. of 1849, William Murray Sr. married Martha Swan in Delaware Co. Indiana.

William Murray Sr. passed from this life on on 19 Oct. 1856 and is buried with his 1st wife Mary, and some of his children in the Blountsville Cemetery, Blountsville, Indiana.

(NOTE)
Sadly, on the afternoon of 26 July, 1998, the historic church which my ggg Uncle had helped build, and which for 159 years had proudly housed the spiritually faithful, burned to the ground despite the best efforts of the Blountsville, Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Department and several other Volunteer Fire Departments who assisted with mutual aid.

It was discovered later, that the historic building, which had in it's basement files, many records of great genealogical value as well as irreplaceable theological books, was the victim of the cowardly and senseless act of arson. A piece of our communities history was lost forever and the small but reverent congregation of the Blountsville Nazarene Church had lost it's home.
Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhenry/boles.html



William Murry was born in 1786, in Pennsylvania. His early life was spent on a farm, receiving a common-school education. After his marriage he settled in Westmoreland County, Pa., remaining there twelve years, and in October, 1813, removed to Brown County, Ohio. In 1826 he moved to Highland County, Ohio, and in 1832 to Wayne County, Ind., where he bought eighty acres of land of Henry Warren. He also entered 320 acres from the Government, in Henry County, and 160 acres in Delaware County, Ind. He remained in Wayne County five years, keeping the county poor-house while there, and then moved to Henry County. He was married in his twenty-third year to Mary Boles, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1785. They were members of the Presbyterian church, and were among the first members of the church in Stony Creek Township. He purchased the land and helped build the first church in the township, and also gave the land for a cemetery, his wife being the first person buried there. She died in 1838. To them were born ten children; but five are living - Cornelius, James, Jane, Rosana and Sarah A. Those deceased are - David, Ralph V., William, Mary and Elizabeth. In 1842 Mr. Murry married Martha Swan. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; and a son, Ralph V., was in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting in Wells County, Ind., in the 100 days' service. He died in December, 1883, aged sixty-two years.


From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
Stony Creek Township.
Page 852 and 853.  
Murray, William Sr. (P753)
 
430 William Murray, Jr., was born in Brown County, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1818, the fourth son and eighth child of William and Mary Murray, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish descent. His father having met with some financial reverses, removed to Wayne County, Ind., in William's early boyhood, where they lived for several years' engaged in farming and superintending the Wayne County Asylum for the poor. The whole family then came to Henry County about 1840, settling in Stony Creek Township, near the town of Blountsville, were William continued to reside till his death, which occurred Feb. 10, 1872. By occupation he was a farmer, owning a nice farm of 240 acres one mile from Blountsville. He began teaching when he was about twenty years of age and for ten or twelve years taught during the winter season. He was married Oct. 5, 1842, to Mary Taylor, of Wayne County, with whom he lived happily till her death, Nov. 2, 1856. She left a family of six children, the eldest not being thirteen years and the youngest ten months of age. He never re-married, living a widower for about fifteen years. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and a strong supporter of all its institutions for a great many years. He was also a member of the Freemasons. In politics he was a strong Republican, having been originally a Whig, in strong sympathy with free-soil and abolitionism. He was a strong supporter of public improvements, good schools, all moral reforms, and an unyielding advocate of temperance. When the summons to bid this world and its care adieu came, he received it will all serenity, telling those about him that he had no regrets and that he was at peace with his Maker. The oldest of the children, Melvina, married Wm. J. B. Luther, and is living at Blountsville, near the old home. Alvin R. Murray, the second, is living in Reno County, Kan., engaged in farming and cattle raising. He married a Miss Clyne, of Delaware County, and has two children. He is a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal church. J. C. Murray, the third child and second son, is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church and a member of the North Indiana Conference, this being the third year of his location at Knightstown, in our own county. He is a graduate of Holbrook's Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, and of Drew Theological Seminary, at Madison, N. J. He married a Miss Trembley, of Franklin County, and is the father of two sons. Louisa, the fourth, is married to a Mr. Sutton, who is engaged in the dry-goods line in Adams County, Ind. They have four children. Clara, the fifth, died unmarried at the age of nineteen. She was engaged in teaching school, and was cut off in the flower of her youth, being a young lady of great promise. Emma J., the youngest, is a graduate of Holbrook's Normal School, and engaged in teaching in a graded school in Adams County, Ind.


From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
Stony Creek Township.
Page 850 and 851.  
Murray, William Jr. (P759)
 
431 William was not quite 10 when his father passed away. His said of his mother in his Journal: "My Mother endeavored to reaise up her children in a godly manner. I, being the youngest of them, was most with her which drew most of her care, and often made impressions on my mind and kept me from many evils which I might otherwise have run into" In the spring of 1814, William and his son Richard, took their families with letters to the White Water Meeting, from Newberry in Blount Co, and were thus amoung the first settlers of Wayne Co, Indiana. "Whereas William Williams son of William & Margaret Williams and Rachel Kemp daughter of Richard & Susanna Kemp all of Chatham County in North Carolina having declared their intentions of Marriage with each other before several Monthly Meetings of the people called Quakers at Cane Creek in the county of (illegible) above said and according to the good order used amoungest them, they having consent of Parties concerned their said Proposals was allowed by said Meetings. (Illegible)..these are its (illegible) whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said intentions this sixteenth day of the third month in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hund Eighty and six; They the said William Williams & Rachel Kemp appeard at a public meeting of the said People at their Meeting house of Cane Creek afforsaid-And the said William Williams taking the said Rachel Kemp by the hand did in a solomn manner openly declare that he took her the said Rachel Kemp to be his wife, promising with devine assistance to be unto her a true and faithfull husband until death should seperate them or words to the same effect. Then and there in the same assembly the said Rachel Kemp did in like manner opely declare that she took him the said William Williams to be her husband promising with divine assistance to be unto him a true and faithful wife until death should seperate them or words to that purpose. Morevoer, they the said William Williams and Rachel Kemp, she according to the custom of Marriage assumming the Name of her husband as a further confirmation therof did then and there to those presents set their hand and we whose name are underneath, subscribed being present at the solomnization thereof so as witnessess hereunto also subscribe our names the day and year above. William Williams, Rachel Kemp Peter Stout, William Adams, Charley Stout, John Marshill, (Illegible), Peter S., Daniel Treenian (or Freenian), John Davies, Mary Davies, Jacob Marshill, Margaret Marshill, Abigail (Illegible), William (Illigible), Hugh Maxwell, Amos Way, Sarah War, Priscilla Ward, Owen Williams, Daniel Williams, Susannah Williams, Benjamin Piggott, Richard Kemp, Joseph Kemp, Prudence Kemp, John Pike, Joseph Buckingham, Aleser Campbell, John Williams, Rachel Kemp, Susanna Kemp, Joshua Chamness, Mary Williams, Mary Kemp, Margaret Pike, Enoch Williams, Abigail Pike, Mary Pike William and Rachel Williams and children moved to Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, Jefferson County, Tennessee, from Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange(Chatham) County, North Carolina Certificate 1792, 12, 22. William and Rachel Williams moved to Newberry Monthly Meeting, Blount County, Tennessee, from Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, Certificate 1805, 7, 27. Williams, William Jr. (P677)
 
432 Wm. & Ann Gregg came to America with the Dixon, Hollingsworth, Sharpley,
etc, families who came from the North of Ireland, probably County Armagh;
William Gregg settled on a tract of 400 acres of land in Christiana Hundred,
New Castle co,DE, surveyed to him 11 3M 1685. He died ye 1st of ye 7th Month
& was buried on his own plantation, 1687.
Excerpt from A C Myers Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania
as quoted in HINSHAW, Vol.VI; extract of GREGG data at Fairfax MM, Loudon co,VA
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Gregg, WIlliam (P526)
 
433 Wooten,
Lewis died 2 d. of 3 mo. 1850 aged 50y.3d.
*Martha 1801 - 1863
Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ingrant/deercrk.htm 
Wooten, Lewis (P1203)
 
434 www.ancestry.com Source (S-2119867111)
 
435 Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Hamilton, Indiana; Roll: T626_590; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 1066. Hopkins, L. Eldeen (P419)
 

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