Shelby  County,  Indiana
Family  History

March 2004 -  Current

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From:  Rick Saunders
Thursday, March 18, 2004 1:45 PM
My 2g grandmother was Ellen Sleeth (sometimes spelled Sleef). I believe she
was born n Shelbyville in Oct 1826.  She married William Saunders in
Burlington Iowa in Nov 1848.  They moved to Danville IL in 1862 and she died
there in Nov 1884.  Looking for any information on her family.
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Surname:  DAKE,  MCGUIRE
From:  Mary Gallano
Monday, June 14, 2004
Looking for information concerning Dake Cemetery in Moral Twp.  Researching Dake and McGuire families of Shelby and Marion Co, IN.
Thank you,  Mary
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From:  Helen Wilson  helenw8@PRODIGY.NET
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Looking for information on William M Campbell, born Sept 23, 1896 in Jennings County.  He married  Fern M Poe and  Edna Kincaid Baker.  Any information on William and his family will be greatly appreciated.  William died in Shelby Co in 1995.  Thanks, Helen
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Surname:  SKILLMAN
From:  Dallas Sparks
Sunday, July 11, 2004
I found a badge buried in my in-laws yard in Fairland, Indiana.  It has "S. Skillman" on the top, a large "1"  in the middle, and "Fairland, Ind" on the bottom.  Does anyone have more information on the S. Skillman?  Thank you, Dallas
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From:  Amy Derrickson
Monday, August 16, 2004 1:35 PM
My relative, William Derrickson, was killed by a train between 30 September and 2 October 1871.  According to the Shelbyville newspaper there was a coroner's inquest.  I have been unable to locate where William is buried.  I assume it is in Little Blue River Baptist Church Cemetery as his father was buried there.
     1)  I was wondering if the coroner's inquest paperwork still exists and how I would find it?  I was hoping this would identify a funeral home.  Which funeral homes in town would have been around in 1871 and do they keep records?
     2)  Does Little Blue River Baptist Church have any entries for plots in the church?
     3)  Is there a pauper's graveyard near Shelbyville and does it have an index?
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From:  Ellen Jones
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Looking for information on Tiffin Harris, wife Malissa.  Tiffin's father, Richard Harris, was in Hendricks Twp in 1850. Children of Tiffin & Malissa:  Ben m. Edell Chaney, 1914;   Major m. #1 Emma Hancock, 1909, m. #2 Iva Harrell, 1944;  Matilda m. Emmett Morrison, 1925.
I would appreciate information on any of the above.  Anxiously waiting for replies.
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From:   Chrystal Kay Harrell Buster
February 13, 2005
I am the granddaughter of  Dorothy B. Tucker Harrell in Shelbyville, Indiana, now deceased.   I am also the granddaughter of  Mary Hoover Smith  and  Gary B. Smith, both deceased.   My great grandmother was  Celesta G. Hoover. I need some information.  Anyone knowing if I may be related to you or your family through the Tuckers, Harrells, Hoovers, or Smiths, please contact me.
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From:  Linda Fourman
Thursday, March 10, 2005
I am looking for information on John Andrews and his wife, Ruth Snyder.   They lived in Fairland, Moral Township, Vinton, and the London area.   My ancesor is Jonathan Andrews.   Thanks
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Surnames:  WEST,  SMITH
From:  Mariah Allen
June, 2005
I'm looking for the parents of  Anna West  born May 20, 1886 Shelby County Indiana died June 15, 1944 Henry County Indiana.  I was told it was  Walter West  and  Prudence Smith, but when Anna died her mother was still alive in her obits as  Samatha West  near Gwynnville.  If anybody has any information please get in touch with me. I have been looking along time.  Anna married  Dora R. Leisure, Dec. 24, 1905, Shelby County Indiana.  Thanks.
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Surnames:  GOLDING,  BRAY
From:  Lori L. Robertson
Sept 2005
Does anyone have any Golding family information?  I'm looking for ties involving a marriage between John Bray and Elizabeth Golding in 1848 Shelby County?
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Surnames:  WELLS
From:  Dave Wells
Nov 2005
Looking for information on family of  Richard Wells  (b1869 Decatur Co IN) who married  Susan Havens, 1892 Shelby Co IN and had three children:  John,  Dorothy,  Ray.  Susan died in 1907.   Richard then married  Bertha Herron  in 1908 and had 6 more children.  Susan and three of Bertha's children (Reuben, Cloris, James) are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Richard and Bertha are listed in the 1910 census for Shelbyville, but don't appear in the 1920
census, when their surviving children seem to be scattered.
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From: Geri  
Dec 2005
Looking for information on parents and/or siblings of my paternal gggrandfather, Levi Griffith, born 3-3-1845 near Shelbyville, Indiana.  Married (1) Harriet(t) W/M/offord   and (2) Elizabeth Ensley.  I have a copy of Levi's pension application which also lists children and birth dates, but I
don't have much more than that. I'd appreciate any information.
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From:    Shirley
Dec 2005
I am looking for information on the Cartmel family, specifically the parents of  Harrison and Preston Cartmel.  I am also looking for information
on the Manship and  Platt families.
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Surnames:  GRIFFITH
From:  Geri
Jan 2006
I am looking for information on  Luke Griffith, shown on 1860 Shelby County, Indiana, census with wife Mary, and 5 children:  Levi,  Elen,  Amassa,
Susan  and  Luke.  Census lists Luke and Mary as 47, Luke being born in Greenup Co, KY  and Mary born in Loudon Co, VA, and all children born in
Shelby County, IN.  I would appreciate any information on Luke and Mary, especially who their parents might be.
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From:  Karen York
Feb 2006
I am searching for any info on the  Henry  and  Hasecuster  families of Shelby County.  I am especially interested in John and Lottie Hasecuster Henry, who were married in Shelby county.  Lottie's parents were  Charles D. and  Samantha Sandefur Hasecuster.  These are my husband's great grandparents.  The children of John & Lottie Henry were being raised in the Hasecuster household on the 1920 census.  I am noot sure where their parents were living at that time.  Any information would be appreciated.
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Surnames:  JOHNS,  BERRY
From:  Marilyn Bartenslager
April 2006
I am looking for any information on third great grandfather,  James Johns , who may have died in Shelby County in or around 1870.  He was born in Ohio and married  Caroline Berry  20Sep1857 in Union County, Indiana.  They had three children.  I understand he may have been in the Civil War.
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Surnames:  MANN,  MULLEN
From:  Madonna Shutt
May 2006
I am looking for information on George Mann, born about 1822, married Sarah Mullen (second wife) in March 1877.  Sarah died in 1906 as a widow.  Would like any information about George and Sarah and children.  Thank you.

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Surnames:  SINCLAIR
From :  Alison (Sinclair) Fleeup
I am looking for information on the Sinclair family.  I found a WWI draft card of a relative showing the birthplace of my great-grandfather, Charles Sinclair, in Flat Rock, Indiana.  Any Sinclair info would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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From:  Martha Fanning

I'm looking for anyone who has any information on  Thomas  or  James McCarty,  and his wife,  Sarah Eliza Jane (Lefors) McCarty.  She married Thomas McCarty.  She is buried in Shelby County.  She died Jan 6, 1878.  She and Thomas McCarty are my  I show her husband's name as Thomas, but Sarah's her tombstone says it was James McCarty.  Thanks! M.
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From:  Lannette Crutchfield  
June 06, 2010
According to my research,  Azariah  and  Mary (Eddy) Wiliams  made their first settlement near Shelbyville where Azariah purchased a farm about 1829.  They had come from Dearborn Co. and remained in Shelby Co. until 1839 when they removed to La Porte County.  Who were their children?  Who was  Louise Wright  who came with them to La Porte County?
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From:  Cheryl Kerschner
February, 2011
Looking for descendents of  Walter  and  Mary Harrison.  They had the following children:  Charles,  Walter Jr.,  and  Elizabeth.  On Walter's WWII draft registration, he lists his employer as the Shelbyville Desk Co.  Walter was born in Paoli IN on 11 Apr 1891, the son of  Charles  and  Jessie Stoy Harrison.  Walter's grandfather,  Daniel Stoy,  was my gggrandfather.
Cheryl Kerschner

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