Shelby  County,  Indiana
Family  History

Aug 2001 -  Feb 2004

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Surnames:  HALL
From:  Shirley Kays
15 August 2001
Seeking information on Nathan Hall.  He was living in the household of  Elisha B. Webb in the 1850 census of Shelby County Indiana.  Nathan Hall his wife Lucinda and son Augustes are buried in Lewis Creek Baptist Church in Shelby County.  Any information apprecated.  Thank you.
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From:  Amy (Clayton) Fischer
17 August 2001
I am looking for information about  James T. Clayton of Shelby Co., IN.  His father was  Marshall Edwin Cla(y)ton  and mother  Caroline Davisson  (Callie Davison? from marriage records 10/26/1882).  From marriage records James married  Mattie Drake  9/29/1906 and  Linnie Kaster 2/28/1914.  That's all the info I can find.  Anything concerning these people would be appreciated.
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From:  Earl Cal Padgett, Jr
22 Aug 2001
Were  Vance Strong  (1903-1980) and  Bertha Padgett  Strong (1900 Willow Hill, Jasper Co IL - 1980) of Boggstown, husband and wife?  They both died in Boggstown.  They had only one child, a daughter - - what was her name and what happened to her?  Did she marry?  To whom?  Where and when?  Any help will be appreciated.  Will share what I have on Bertha's family.  Know some little of Bertha's parents and siblings? Ref # 17307.  Thanks.  6522 Summit St, Kansas City MO 64113-1821
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From:  Kathy
28 Sep 2001
Seeking any information on the  Hirschauer  family that resided in Indiana in the 1800's.  I have a John Hirschauer that married a Mary Ann Feller.  Later, they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.  Does anyone have any information they would share on the Hirschauer family?  Thank you if you do.
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Surnames:  SHIRLEY
From:  Vicky Linke
20 Oct 2001
Are there two Pleasant Grove Cemeteries in Shelby County?  I am looking for the one where Hardin Shirley is buried.
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Surnames:  YOUNG,  LEE
From:  Donna Perry
24 Oct 2001
Seeking information on the Young family.  Henrietta Young (1847-1923);  John Young (1842-1909).  Does anyone have any info on  James W. Young  &  Nancy Ann Lee?
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Surname:  WINTON, LAND
From:  Miki Hawkins
11 Nov 2001
I am looking for information on my paternal G grandmother,  Maggie Land.  She married  William I.Winton  in 1886 or 1887 (there are two dates in the marriage index).  My grandfather was her 5th child (born 10 Jan 1897).  I find William Winton and three older children on the 1900 Census in Shelbyville; it shows he is married, but there is no wife listed in the household and my 3-year-old grandfather is not listed.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks.
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Surname:  MANN
From:  David Mann
09 Nov 2001
Doing research on Mann's of Shelby Co:  David O. Mann,  Archibald Mann  and  Sabrina.  Trying to locate headstones for Archibald and Sabrina Mann circa 1870's.
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From:  Stephen Allen
28 Nov 2001
Seeking information on family surnames listed above.  All believed living in or around Shelby Co 1830 through 1900.
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From:  Sherry Mazzetti
29 Nov 2001
Want to know the relationship among the following KING individuals listed in the 1850 census of Shelby Co.: Richard T. KING who is married to an Elza (Elsa?);  Elza KING (male);  Elsie/Elsa (KING) STUBBS, the wife of Zepheniah STUBBS;  and Sarah (KING) MCDANIEL, the wife of James William MCDANIEL.  The last couple are my immediate ancestors.  Think Richard T. KING is either her brother or her cousin, but there are a lot of men named Richard KING.  I am nearly certain this is a second wife, and he married the first in KY.  Wonder if he might have had a married son named John.  I am less certain about the relationship with the others, but Sarah had a brother and son named ELZA--not this one, and there is a church connection between Zepeheniah STUBBS and my in-law KINNEY family.  Any help appreciated.  I will share what information I have.
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Surname:  LEWIS
From:  Ed & Margaret Shaw
4 Dec 2001
I'm looking for any information on Dr. Stephen Lewis.  Info I have is that he was a family physician serving the Boggstown, Fairland and Needham areas between the 1830's and 1860s.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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Surname:  POLAKOFF
From:  Melanie Moore
5 Dec 2001
I'm looking for a picture of  Abraham Polakoff, any age.  His family owned Shelby Manufacturing circa 1930-60s.  Thank you.
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From:  Ken Haag
22 Dec 2001
I'm trying to find my gggrandfather, William Powell, who died in the Civil War.  The only info I have is that he was married to Mary Elizabeth. I see that a William Powell married  Mary Elizabeth Elliott  on 8 Aug 1849 in Shelby Co.  This may be them because my GGrandfather, William Henry Powell, was born 17 Dec 1852, but I don't know where. William Henry POWELL lived most of his life in Jackson Co, IN.
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Surnames:  WRIGHT,  ELY
From:  Paul Wright
Sunday, December 30, 2001
I am looking for an  Ephraim L. Wright  who was born in Feb 1842.  He married  Ellen Ely  in Feb 1864 in Johnson Co, IN.  Any information appreciated.
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From:  Lou Ann Windhorst
Friday, January 11, 2002
I am searching for information on the Strahl's and McFerran's of Shelby County, IN. My great-grandparents were  Levant and Elizabeth Ann  (Strahl)  McFerran.  They owned about 180 acres in or near Marietta at the time Elizabeth's death in 1911.   I have found a newspaper clipping about Elizabeth Strahl's death and would like to find information about the death of my great-grandfather Levant who died in 1905. Apparently they were prominent citizens of Shelby County during that time but I cannot find much in the way of records.  I would like any information about them you may have and would also like information about where their land was located.  I don't think their house is still there.  I have also run into a dead end on information about my great-great-grandfather, Thomas McFerran who is buried in Miller Cemetery.  I will be glad to pay a fee for your services and any postage costs.  Please feel free to e-mail any information as well.  Thank you so much.  My address is 3373 Waddy Rd, Waddy, Ky. 40076.
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Surname:  WEER - WEIR
From:  Judy Armstrong
Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Searching for Weer/Weir and related spellings from early 1800s through mid 1800s in Shelby Co.
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From:  Kathleen Rizer
Thursday, January 17, 2002
Elizabeth E. Wherritt  married  James Sexton  in Shelby Co, Ind., 25 Mar 1866.  Elizabeth was the daughter of  Thomas H. Wherritt  and  Hannah Limpus  of Shelby Co.  The family of James and Elizabeth Sexton are in the 1870 Washington Twp, Shelby Co, IN.  There are two daughters,  Dora  b. about 1867, and  Carrie  b. about 1869.  I cannot seem to find the daughters in the 1880 LDS index.  Anyone have any information?
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From:  Kathleen Rizer
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Charlotta A. Limpus,  daughter of  David Limpus  and  Elizabeth Springer, married  George Utter  12 Jun 1851 in Rush Co., Ind.  Charlotta Limpus Utter apparently died 25 Aug 1864 at New Salem, Rush Co.  I did not find this family in the 1860 Ind. Census, nor does George Utter have any Rush Co. deeds.  Does anyone have information?  Were there any children?  Is he the George Utter married to a Phebe in 1880 Columbia, Fayette Co, Indiana?  In that census George Utter is age 52, so born 1828, in Indiana with both of his parents born in New York.  There are several children in that census.  One is a bit older then the others --- Theodore Utter, age 21, so born 1859.
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Surnames:  VANTREESE
From:  Dorothy Brown
Saturday, January 26, 2002
Looking for info regarding  Emanuel VanTreese, Shelby Co IN, 1853.
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From:  Kathleen Rizer
Saturday, January 26, 2002
Looking for further information on the family of  Hester M. Bone  married to  Greenup Johnson.  They married 22 Sep 1878 in Shelby Co, Ind.  Hester was born 28 Oct 1861, the dau. of  Thomas Thompson Bone  and his first wife,  Sarah Ann Wherritt.  The 1880 and 1900 census shows there children of  Hester and Greenup Johnson:  Ora E. b. about 1879,  Edward C. b. Sep 1886,  Sarah H. b. Sep 1893, and  Arthur Johnson  b. Mar 1898.  I believe that at some time, after the1900 census this family moved to Michigan.  So am I correct in believing that the Greenup H. Johnson buried in Winchester Cemetery with the dates 1853 - 1909 is not the husband of Hester Bone?
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Surname:  ROSS
From:  Ola Miller
Friday, March 01, 2002
I would like information on the family of  James Ross, father of  Hazel,  Freda and  Emmett.
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Surname:  KEITH
From:  Jerri Linke
Saturday, March 09, 2002
Seeking  Keith  family living in Noble Township in the 1840s, 1850s.  Jared (Gerrard) and wife  Elizabeth and young family....later moved to Illinois.
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From:  Elizabeth Malloy
Wednesday, March 13, 2002
I am the granddaughter of  Sanders Hendrickson, bc 1887, was an undertaker in Shelbyville in 1920.  I am trying to find more of his heritage and family.
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From:  Barbara Shaw Anderson
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
I am looking for  Arduth Blue  (1997 query) and any others who are ancestors of  Thomas Roseberry from Ireland.  The family moved to Shelby in 1852 from Jefferson Co, IN.  I have the Judge Thompson papers on the Roseberry family but that is all.  Would like to share info.  Thomas Roseberry was born in Belfast in 1752 and he came to America in 1792; I do not know which ship.  He married  Catherine Earhart  and had many children.  I descend from Thomas' son, William,  then Eliza Roseberry Inlow,  then  Luella Inlow Shaw.
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Surnames:  SHAW,  INLOW
From:  Barbara Shaw Anderson
Saturday, April 13, 2002
Looking for family and ancestors of  William Shaw  from Scotland.  His son, William, was born in 1820 in NC and came to IN between 1820-1838, moving to Clark Co, IL, by 1839 (where he married  Sarah Morgan).  Sidney, oldest son of William and Sarah, moved back to IN, settling in Shelby Co, and married Nancy Ellen Williams.  Sidney's son, Joshua Levi Shaw, is my grandfather, and  Luella Inlow  is my grandmother.  Does anyone know about this family?
Thanks so much for any info. Barbara
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From:  Darlene Headlee Collins
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
I am looking for information on  James  and  Melissa Wilder in Shelby Co.  I had been looking to find info on them for the last 2-3 years and just now found them on the 1900 Shelby Co census.  Does any one have any information about these people?  I am almost sure now that they would be my husband's gr-gr grandparents, if they have a daughter,  Mary Frances Wilder Collins.  Barb helped me find some data on Frank Collins and his 2nd wife(Sopia Pence), but now I need help on the Wilder's.
Thank you so very much.  I am so excited, I can barely type this!!!!!
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From:  Barbara Shaw Anderson
Saturday, April 27, 2002
I am searching for family of  Sidney F. Shaw who was born in Clark County, Illinois in 1839 and died in Shelby, Indiana in 1918.  He came to Shelby, Indiana in the early 1860s with his wife  Nancy Ellen Williams Shaw.  Sidney's brothers and sisters included  James,  Francis Marion,  Nicholas,  Sarah  and  Mary Ella.  Sidney's son, Joshua Levi Shaw, married  Luella Inlow  in Shelby, Indiana and my father was born in 1897 in Waldron, Indiana.  Joshua Levi Shaw married  Carrie Church  after Luella, his first wife, died in 1900.  Luella is the daughter of  Eliza Laird Roseberry  and  Isham Inlow of Shelby County, Indiana.  After Sidney's wife Ellen died, Sidney married  Hannah Copeland.  Is there anyone out there related to this family that would like to share information, please!!! I understand that Sidney's father was born in North Carolina in 1820 and that his [father's] father came to America from Scotland.
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Surnames:  TOLER,  SMITH
From:  Laura Heckman
Monday, April 29, 2002
I am seeking any information on  Burwell S. Toler.  He was born abt/1825 in VA.  He came to Shelby Co, IN with his mother and siblings around 1830.  He married  Susana Smith  9 Nov 1854 in Danville, Vermilion Co, IL.  I would appreciate any kind of information.  Thank you kindly.
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From:  Beverley
Thursday, May 9, 2002
I am trying to locate information regarding  Thomas Wills  (b 14 Jan 1804) who died 20 Sep 1841, and his wife, Rebecca Alexander Wills  (b 20 Jan 1800) who died 25 Sep 1841.  Both are reported to have died in Indiana.  I found the family listed in the 1830 census in Dearborn County, IN but have not been able to find them in Dearborn, Ripley or Jennings Co in 1840.  I just found a listing for a Thomas Wills in Shelby Co in the 1840 census, and the dates of the people in the family match with the information I have on the ages of Thomas & Rebecca and their children.  I would appreciate any information about the Thomas Wills who is listed in the 1840 census in Shelby County.
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From:  Dave Kirkpatrick
Thursday, May 16, 2002
Seeking information on  George W. Vest  and his wives.  His first wife was Ellenor or maybe Elender Emmett.  They were married in KY in March, 1812. Before 1830 they moved to Shelby Co IN.  Ellenor might have died in Shelby Co, before 1850.  On May 10, 1850, in Shelby Co, IN, George Vest married his second wife, Mary Stewart.  Any information will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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Surnames:  BAXTER,  JOHNS
From:  Garry Baxter
Friday, June 7, 2002
I am looking for the parents and/or siblings of  William Henry Baxter  who was born in Shelby Co on Dec 10,1830.  He married  Lucy John  on Aug 15,1850.
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Surnames:  GEPHART
From:  Mike Stover
Monday, June 10, 2002
Gephart, John.  Born July 1836 PA.  Lived in Shelby Co, Jackson Twp,  1900.  Wife  Helena  and children  Erd  &  William Gephart.
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Surnames:  PARISH
From:  David Haessig
Sunday, June 16, 2002
George Washington Parish/Parrish  lived in Shelbyville c1910.  I believe he was a minister, or otherwise associated with the Presbyterian or Methodist church.  I have pictures and postcards addressed to Shelbyville.  George was born in or near Rushville, the son of Nathan Parrish.
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Surname:  BAKER
From:  Mike Pearson
Thursday, June 27, 2002
Looking for ancestry of  Alma Baker.  She is buried in Blue Ridge Cem, Shelby Co, IN.  Is Baker her maiden name?
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Surname:  TOWNSEND
From:  TG
Sunday, July 14, 2002
Moses Townsend, b 1772, probably KY, married  Abrigail Mathews  (or Mathes).  Does anyone have any information on this couple or their children?  We believe they lived in Shelby Co, Clark Co, Harrison Co, and Carroll Co.
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Surname:  MCNULTY
From:  Francis & Nancy McNulty
Saturday, July 20, 2002
I would like to contact  Scott Hylton  who posted a message about an  Amos McNulty  in June 1999.  I think I have information on Amos McNulty.
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From:  S. Pearce
Thursday, August 08, 2002
Seek info on the following familiies:
Chas Nading
W. W. Pearce
Colvill Pearce
James S. Pearce
Lafayette Wright
Mitchell Haymond and his two adult sisters, all children of  Mary F. Pearce  and  Winfield "Sandy" Haymond
Harry Foreman (b. 1877, orphaned; raised by Sarah & William Mings).  Mother's maiden name Baxter.
Thank you
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Surname:  PIPER
From:  Nancy Saulmon
Sunday, August 11, 2002
My father, Russel Moore, 82, is curious about what ever happened to a couple "cousins" he remembers from childhood--Justine and Virginia Piper--parents were Merle Piper and ? Honey.  The girls were about his age (bc 1920).  I found Merle in the SS death index died 1971, last living in Shelbyville.  Can any one help?  Thanks, Nancy.
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Surname:  DETROIT
Jennifer Johnson Kimbley
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
I have what looks like a small sorority/fraternity pin with a small diamond.  There is a crown on top and the front is gold with red and blue enameling, 1/4x1/2".  It has the words 'Leonard' across the top and 'Crest Club' along the bottom.  The nut that screws on the post in back says what appears to be 'John Kay Detroit'.  Does anyone have a clue to what it might be?  My parents were from Shelby Co, and the pin was in their effects so maybe there is a connection.  Thanks much.
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From:  Jennifer Johnson Kimbley
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
I am in dire need of anyone who might know of the name Stanley Kitchell.  I dont know anything about him, his picture was found in a box of pictures that belonged to my parents.  I think he married into the family someway or another.  I dont know the age of the picture; it said on the bottom 'Kreitlein 113 Mass. Ave Indianapolis', the photographer I guess.  My family were Johnson's at Morristown and Kitchell's came from the same area.  Thanks
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From:  Jamie Ritchie Friday, August 30, 2002
Edward Tucker  and family.  I'm a Lost Tucker.  Edward was my gggrandfather.  He was in Bartholomew Co, IN, 1864-1873.  He married  Miranda Weddle  and they had children.  I have the marriage and divorce papers; they were married seven years.  I hope you can help me solve my family puzzle.  Jamie
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From:  Ruth Flack McKnight
Sunday, September 01, 2002
I am interested in the family history of the above Shelby Co, IN, families.  Ruth
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From:  Beth Oconitrillo
Sunday, September 01, 2002
I am looking for info about  Allen Christian Sr. (born May 23, 1754) and his wife  Judah Spence Christian  (born 1760).  They both died Sept. 17, 1842 in Shelby County, Indiana.  Does anyone have any info on this family?  Thanks.
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From:  Wilma Miller
My great grandmother was  Eliza Laird Roseberry  the daughter of  William H. Roseberry.  She married  Isham Inlow.  She died in Shelby Co. in 1894.
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Surname:  HEIFFNER
From:  Jane Wisdom
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
I am researching the history of my ggg grandfather, Conrad HEIFNER.  He moved his family to Shelby County, IN in the 1820s.  His son, Bartholomew, is my gg grandfather; he settled in Randolph County, MO.  I would like to learn about Conrad's other children and descendants.  In addition, I am looking for information on  Mary GRISSOM  that married Bartholomew HEIFNER in 1828 in Shelby Co, IN.  Other spellings include:  Hafner,  Haffner,  Hiffner,  Hevener.
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Surnames:  SALLA,  BOWERS
From:  Steve Garber
Friday, September 20, 2002
Researching the family of  Eli W. and  Alsina Salla Bowers  listed in the 1880 Brandywine, Shelby Census page 18.  Also listed as a business owner in Shelbyville, 1892-93.
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From:  Charlene
Thursday, October 17, 2002
I am looking for info on  Henry C. Smith  and  Elizabeth (Turner) Smith.  They were married Feb. 4, 1848, in Shelby Co, IN.  Henry's parents came to Indiana with him in 1830.  The family lived in Moral Twp.  Both Henry and Nancy are buried in Cunningham Cem.  The surnames listed above include the families into which the children of Henry and Elizabeth married.
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From:  Sherri Fabert
Friday, November 01, 2002
I'm looking for a death record for  Elmira Keaton/Keaten.  I find a will dated Nov 3, 1915 (Fountaintown, IN) and executed Mar 13, 1917.  Also, does anyone have access to Biographical Memoirs of Hancock County, IN?  Elmira (Hittle) Keaton is listed on page 542.  Son-in-law  Harry Wood  listed on page 392.
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Surnames:  JANES
From:  Mildred Koehn
Friday, November 01, 2002
I would like infromation on  Joesph H Janes.  I understand he owned a shoe shop in Shebyville in 1870 and had a large family there.  I'm researching for his gg grandson.
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Surnames:  WELLS,  GORDON
From:  Jane Sarles
Friday, November 15, 2002
Searching for information about  Dr. Milton M. Wells, who married  Della Gordon  in Shelby County, IN in 1904.  Particularly census information.  Wish to find male sons for a DNA study.  He was the son of Jesse Wells of Orange Co. IN, I believe.
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Surnames:  WALKER,  REED
From:  Kay Inglis
November 30, 2002
I'm looking for any info on  Samuel Walker  b. abt 1775, m.1800, d. bef. 1849, and his wife  Elizabeth Reed  d. 1828.  They lived in Shelby Co. in the early 1800's.
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From:  Carolyn Blount
December 20, 2002
Death info on  Peter Beaty, living Van Buren Shelby Co. IN w/ wife, Willametta Crisler  in 1880 census.  Children b. 1875 & 1885.  Willametta married #2, Thomas Greene  Lee  9 Sepo 1893 in Bartholomew Co IN.  Did Peter die in Shelby Co between 1885 and 1893?  Or were they divorced?
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Surnames:  MOORE
From:  Harold W. Moore
Thursday, December 26, 2002
I am looking forinformation on  Thomas Moore (2/16/1817 - 3/1868).  He is said to have had 2 brothers - Joe Moore  &  Moses Moore.  I have info that said they lived in the Shelbyville area.  I believe Thomas died in Madison Co, IN.  I believe their father came to the area for Ireland.  Thanks for any info you may be able to provide.  Harold W. Moore
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From:  Bonnie Long
Thursday, Jan 2, 2003
I am looking for info on my great grandparents, mentioned in the 1880 Hanover Twp, Shelby Co, census.  George A Farrell/Ferrell  and  Amanda Ash.  George changed his last name to Fleetwood; he is Farrell on my grandmother's birth record, but he is Fleetwood on her death certificate.  And George's daughter's last name was Fleetwood (my grandmother).  Thank you for any information.
Bonnie Long
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From:  Mary Downing
Monday, Jan 6, 2003
I'm seeking any information on  Temperance EDMUNDS/EDMOND/EDWARDS  who possibly married a  Thomas A. Tucker.  Thomas Tucker (b1801) and his first family (spouse  Frances BLACKBURN) are on the 1850 Lee Co, VA census and on the same page is Temperance with four children and no husband listed.  Family lore has it that Thomas left his first wife and came to IN (presumably sometime after the 1850 census).  Temperance (d1895) is buried in Montgomery Co, Darlington Cem.
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From:  Melody Farringer
Friday, January 10, 2003
I am looking for relatives of  William Harvey Roan.  William's father was  Richard B. Roan  and his mother was  Christiana Debord.  I believe William's paternal grandparents to be  Richard Roan  and  Alice/Elsa Blackford.  Any info would be appreciated.
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Surnames:  IVIE,  TALBERT
From:  Tammy Gruwell
Saturday, January 11, 2003
Looking for information on  George Ivie  who died in 1873.  His wife, Elizabeth, died 2-1901 in Shelbyville.  I am also looking for information on the  William Talbert  that was connected to the Ivie family.  Thank You
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Topic:  Blizzard of 1978
From:  Kathy Kelley
Monday, January 27, 2003
I am looking for pictures of the blizzard of 1978.  I am making a scrapbook for my son and I wish to leave him with a page of pictures of the county and how it was totally devastated.  Does anyone have any pictures that they would be glad to either scan or email me so I could put them in his scrapbook?  I would grately appreciate the pictures.
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Surnames:  TAYLOR,  SENOUR From:  Janet Gaither
Sent:  Tuesday, January 28, 2003
I am looking for any information on  William Taylor  and wife or family that lived and worked in Shelbyville(possibly in early 1920 and 1930's).  William Taylor worked at the Shelbyville News as a maintenance worker for many years.  His daughter  Willie Augustine Taylor  was my grandmother and she married  Allie J Senour  (possibly in 1920 or 1922?).  ANY information would be greatly appreciated.  Sincerely, Mrs Janet L Gaither
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Surnames:  LAND,  ROSS,  ADAMS
From:  Janet Mings Sent:  Saturday, February 01, 2003
My gg grandparents are  James and  Mahala Ross Land.  Their daughter Mary Emily Land b June 2, 1860, married  Franklin Adams  in Shelby county on Sept. 30, 1874.  They had 10 children. Mary Adams died December 14, buried at Forrest Hill Cemetery in Shelby county. I wanted to know if anybody knows anything about her parents or siblings?
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Surnames: GEPHART
From: Mike Stover
Sent: Feb 16, 2003
GEPHART FAMILY: John W. Gephart, born July 1836 & Helena his wife born
November 1843.  Children: John, b 1861; William, b 1869; Roscoe, b 1873;
Erdie, b July 1876;  Rose, b 1879.  Lived in Shelby County from 1860 through
1900 at least.  Any information will be appreciated.  I will share.
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From: Teresa Sebeck
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 9:06 PM
1) Looking for the parents of David Simpson, born 1805 in Hamilton OH.  He married Tabitha in Shelby Co, IN (I believe 8-14-1836).
2) From my family records, I have the following line going:
Gaylord Rosenberry Wilkins ( my gggrandfather)
siblings, Albert Wilkins who married Martha Perkins,
          Amanda Wilkins who married James Schumake,
          Henry Wilkins who never married,
          and Alice Wilkins age 1 in 1870 moral twp census.
I would like to find Alice first.  Second, I would like to find Gaylord's
parents (1870 census shows William and Martha J. (Simpson?) Wilkins.  Next
door is Otey Wilkins.  Martha Jane's parents are David S. Simpson and
Tabitha Wilkins.  Were Gaylord and Martha cousins?  William Wilkins' parents
were John W. Wilkins and Caroline Joyce.  I believe John W. Wilkins is
Tabitha Wilkins brother.  Can anyone verify these names and relationships?
Does anyone have burial information?  Thanks.
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From:  Renee Bissell-Cole
Friday, March 14, 2003
My grandfather, Walter Bissell, ran away from a Massachusetts Boy's Home(c1917-1920)to Indiana to find his mother.  Family lore has it that he was picked up by the police and was court ordered to a Boy's Home.  Later (and this is fact, not hearsay):  Walter was removed from the Boy's Home by a (then) childless couple, Ray and Myrtle Spurgin  to help on their farm.  I spoke to Ray and Myrtle Spurgin's oldest child (age 82) this morning.  She said my grandfather was taken from a Home in Shelbyville and was living with her parents when she was born in 1921.  Please contact me if you know of this family.
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Surnames:  HAYES
From:  Kristin
Friday, March 21, 2003
I have been trying to locate "Salathiel William Green Hays" (aka Hayes, Hase Haze) in either the 1860 or 1870 census for Rush or Shelby Co.  His name, as you can imagine, gets misspelled and distorted and most records.  I found a Seelidge Hayes in the Shelby Co. 1860 census, since only the heads of household are mentioned, does anyone have an idea as to how I can prove or disprove that this guys name is actually Seelidge and not Salathiel? Salathiel's name was recorded as Soullthe on his marriage cert.  Thanks for any ideas.
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Surnames:  BAKER
From:  Marshall Miller
Friday, March 21, 2003
Looking for family of  Homer  and  Gussie Baker.  She died 1969, Shelbyville, IN.  They had son  Clifford Baker.
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Surnames:  CRAMER,  TUCKER
From:  Nancy Gaustad
Friday, March 21, 2003
Looking for info on  Jacob Cramer  (1841-1873) who married  Phebe Tucker  (1849-?) in Shelbyville in 1866.  I dont know if he died in your county.  Help?
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Surnames:  POOL,  CARTER
From:  Ruth Overton
Friday, March 21, 2003
Looking for my father's ancesters:  James Earl Pool (b1886), s/o Angeline Carter  and  James M Pool.
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Surnames:  DAVIS,  SWANGO
Friday, March 28, 2003
I am looking for Allen F. Davis.  He lived in Hendricks Township Shelby Co. Indiana, in the late 1840 untill 1860.  He was born in Ohio around 1826-1827.  He married Lettitia Swango in 1848 in Shelby Co.  Any information will be greatly appreciated.  E-mail or write to 1206 Michelle way, Rushville, IN. 46173. Thanks.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003
I am seeking data about  Jason Dorsey  born 1815 Ohio.  he married  Prudence Endsley  Sep 17th 1834 in Shelby Co.  Prudence was born in 1815, died in 1851 and is buried at Roberts Chapel cemetery, with several of their children.  Jason was still living in Shelby county in 1880.  I am seeking the parents of Prudence Endsley Dorsey and the date of death for Jason Dorsey.
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From:  Nancy Gaustad
Thursday, March 27, 2003
My greatgrandmother, Phebe Ann Tucker Cramer, married  Thomas Babb.  They had two children, Alonzo  and  Elzora  b 1876.  Phebe later married  Charles Wesley Winkles  and had a son  Clarence  in 1890.  I believe most of this took place in Shelby Co.  Any information appreciated.
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Surnames:  CROUCH
From:  Harold L. Asberry
Monday, April 14, 2003
I am looking for information on  James A. Crouch,  James Adolphus Crouch, or  Adolphus Crouch, for the period of the 1920's and 1930's in Shelby or surrounding counties.
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Surnames:  NEIGHBORS
From:  Laurel Baty
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Several years ago I purchased an old ledger/Scrapbook from a KY Bookstore.  It was compiled by Dora Neighbors, Shelbyville, Indiana in 1876.  It contains many clippings from the local paper, plus recipes and autographs.  They are pasted into a ledger from the 1860's which has a few visible names in what appears to be an account book.  Is anyone researching this family?
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From:  Sherri Fabert
Thursday, April 24, 2003
I am seeking information on  Anna Keaton  born abt. 1875, IN.  Parents:  Walter A. and  Mathilda Moss Keaton.  I believe Anna married  J. Everett Poston (I find Ann J. Everett Poston in the 1930 US Census, IN, Shelby, Morristown, Hanover,  living with  May Keaton.  I'd appreciate any information (births/marriage/deaths) on Anna Keaton and possible marriage to Poston.  Possible marriage date 1917.
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From:  Pat Davis
Thursday, June 26, 2003
Does anyone have any info on  Charles W. Sumpter  &  Minnie E. Barnes  that were married in Shelby Co. in 1883?  Would be interested in their parents names.  Would appreciate any help.
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From:  Ethel Beard Simons
Friday, June 27, 2003
I would like the descendants of  Effie Cotterman Armstrong  and  Henry Cotterman please contact me.
Ethel Beard Simons
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Surnames:  ALLEN,  WALTON
From:  Donnagene Dougherty
Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Looking for info on  Marthia Walton  who married  Ransom Fuller Allen  30 Aug 1864 in Shelby Co, IN.
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Surnames:  WELLS, 
From:  Karen
Friday, July 11, 2003
Seeking information oon the Wells family of Shelbyville, IN.  John Thomas Wells born abt 1861-1865, his son John Thomas Wells born abt 1898-1901, his mother Amanda L. died shortly after birth of  J. T. Wells, Jr.  Any Shelby researcher's help will be greatly appreciated.  My mother (now 82) would like to know of her family line before her passing.  I have not been able to find this family connection.  I would greatly appreciate your assistance.
Karen,  Bellingham, WA
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From:  Juli Claussen
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Looking for info on the  Lessig  family (various spellings).  John Lessig b 1825 PA, m Nancy Bruce or  Burce, 1848 in Shelby Co, IN, d 1893 Huntington Co, IN.  Looking for John and Nancy's parents.  John and Nancy's son, William Henry Lessig, b 1849 Shelby Co, IN, m Susan Melvina Davis, b 1869 and d 1917.  Who were Susan's parents?  Susan and William's son, Ezra Lessig, bc 1870, went to Mason Co, IL, m Martha E. Dorrell.  Sometime bet 1903-1917 Ezra said to have abandoned his family. Did he return to Shelby Co.?  Any assistance appreciated.
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Surnames:  LEE
From:  Ethel Simons
Thursday, September 11, 2003
I would like to share data with anyone researching the Lee families of Shelby Co, IN.  Some of the given names I am interested in are Randolph, Enoch, William, James Nathan.  I am trying to sort out the early LEE families of Shelby and Decatur Co.  I have located some of the Lee family in Hendricks Co, as one of the daughters married Ellis Wood and moved there.
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From:  Dave
Friday, September 12, 2003
Peter and Clarissa Dorsey Hagerman were early settlers in Shelby Co in the St George Church area.  Any information on this family would be appreciated.
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From:  Alan Kohn
Monday, September 22, 2003
I would like to contact the daughters of George and Myrtle Brandenburg.  The daughters (Bonnie and Janet) may be in the Morristown, Shelby Co, area.  Their father, George, was born in 1895 and died in 1974.  George and his wife are buried at the Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.  Most of the Brandenburg's are buried in New Palestine, Hancock Co.  I am a grandson of Marie Brandenburg, sister of George.  I would like information about my ancestor, John Bennett, who is also buried in Asbury Cem.
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Surnames:  PERRY,  GREEN
From:  Donna Perry
September 22, 2003
Would anyone share any information about the foster daughter, Laura May Perry  named in the will of  Mary Ann Green, written  4 May 1910, and codicil on 4 Nov 1913 and probated in the Shelby County Circuit court, Jan 1923?  Thanking you in advance  for your reply.  Sincerely, Donna
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From:  Charlene
September 22, 2003
Looking for info on  Frank and India (Barnes) Hoff.  They had 3 children:  Bernard, Freida (Hudson) and Paul.  They lived in St. Paul, IN.  Frank was the son of  Jacob and Mary (Morgan) Hoff. Any info appreceiated.
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From:  LaVonne Aldag
September 23, 2003
Looking for the death date & place of  Manerva (Whited) Kaster,  living in Marion Twp, Shelby Co in 1900 with her daughter & son-in-law,  Philip Arnold.  Not on 1910 census with that family.  Born ca: 1827.
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Surnames:  JONES,  GULLY
From:  Elsa
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Does anyone have any information on an  Abraham Jones  who married  Jane Gully   05 Mar, 1839 in Shelby county?
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Surnames:  NASH
Monday, November 17, 2003
I would like any information on a traveling show that visited Shelbyville a number of times in the late 1920's and early 1930's.  This group traveled by truck and presented vaudeville type plays and entertainment under a large tent.  The group was called:  The Nash Players, or the Rosalie Nash Players. I found they played Marion, Indiana on May 21, 1932. Know that they played Shelbyville as well for many years, but not sure if they did so in 1932.  Any assistance on this greatly appreciated as well.
Thanks a bunch, Glenn
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From:  Jackie Seddon
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
I am looking for information on the Estell, Crocker or Boals of Shelby County.  If you have any information please email me.........Jackie
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Surname:  FOX
From:  Angie Boring
Monday, December 15, 2003
We recently purchased a farm house at 5557 N Morristown Rd, Marion Township.  Papers were left saying that this house was built by John Fox or Jacob Fox.  I would love to know exactly who built this house and the history of who has lived here.  Can you help?
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Surname:  STROUP
From:  Sue Robertaccio
Monday, December 29, 2003
I am looking for information on  William Jacob Stroup  who married  Elizabeth Patty  in Shelby Co. in 1847.  His son, William J. Stroup married  Rebecca Walton  in Boone Co., In. I have a photo which belonged to my g.greataunt,  Nettie Stroup Colbert  of two young men.  On the back is written "father". I believe it may be of  William J. Stroup and perhaps a brother. If anyone has any information, please contact me.
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Surname:  AMSDEN
From:  Beverly Plank
Sunday, February 1, 2004
Can anyone tell me anything about Mary E. Amsden, wife of Uriah, d 1858, who is buried in Spurlin Cemetery, maybe close to Joshua Guile?  (He is next to her on the list.)  I don't find the name in your list for Spurlin Cemetery, but it is on a page headed "Spurlin Cemetery" that I copied at the Genealogy Library in Shelbyville some years ago.
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Surname:  unknown [Moriarity?]
From:  Tom Coffey
Friday, February 13, 2004
I have a picture dated 1866 of a young man.  Photo was taken in Shelbyville.  First name is Wesley.  Last name begins with "M" next letters look like an "a" or an "o" then  maybe an "r" Last name ends with "ity"  Any ideas?
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From:  Teresa Dugan
Sunday, February 29, 2004
I am looking for any information on Albert Edwards and his wife Mary.  They had a daughter, Emma Pearl Edwards born about 1878 and a son named Charles, born in 1880.  I found this family in the 1880 census, living in Shelby County, Indiana.  Emma Pearl married Jesse A. Monroe, son of Andrew Monroe.
Thanks, Teresa

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