Friday, November 21, 2014

52 Ancestors - #47 - Susannah Mitchell (1804 PA -1895 IN)





                Susannah Mitchell was born in November 1804 I Alleghany County, Pennslyvania to Amos Mitchell and Mary “Polly” Hillman. She married Gideon Drake on 30 October 1822 in Brown County, Ohio. 

                Gideon Drake and Susannah had at least ten children.

                Josiah Drake (1824-1915) who married Eva Jane Whitenack. I wrote a blog just on these two.

Amos Drake was born in 1826 in Johnson County. He married Martha Brian about 1846. They had at least four children. Amos died in 1914 and is buried in Brian Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana.

Hiram Drake was born in January 1828 in Indiana. Hiram married Indiana Hayden about 1852 in Indiana. I believe they had three children and Indiana died in 1859. She is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana. Hiram then married Clara Armstrong in October 1860 in Johnson County, Indian.  They had one son, William Edgar Drake. In 1892 I believe Hiram then married Mary Ballenger Hann. Hiram died about 1903.

Polly Drake was born about 1832. I know nothing else about her.

John Drake may have been a twin of Polly. He was also born about 1832. He married Mary Jane Parks about 1858 and they had at least six children. John died in 1896 in Greensburg, Indiana and is buried in South Park Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana.
               
Wesley Drake was born I January 1834 in Indiana. Wesley married Margaret Fitzpatrick in May 1859 in Johnson County, Indiana. She died soon thereafter; perhaps during childbirth. He married Susan McClain about 1861 in Indiana and they had at least three children. Wesley died in 1907 in Franklin, Indiana.

                Permelia was born in 1836 in Indiana. She married Christopher Columbus Burns in December 1854 in Johnson County, Indiana. I don’t believe they had any children.

                Charlotte Drake was born in January 1838 in Indiana. She married John Ballard in January 1859, probably in Indiana. They had at least four children. Charlotte died in 1913 in Franklin, Indiana, and she is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana.

                Joseph Drake was born in May 1840 in Johnson County, Indiana. Me married Melissa Doble about 1861. They had at least two children. Joseph died I 1915 and is buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana.

Gideon Drake was born in 1845 in Indiana. I believe he married three times. Sarah M. Ralston about 1872 and Mary E. Moore about 1880 are two. He may have married Alice, last name and date unknown. I believe that Gideon had at least five children from the three wives. He died sometime after 1880, probably in Indiana.

Susannah died about 1895 in Indiana.

If you are researching any of these families, and would like to share information, please contact me. I have more information than is posted here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #46 - Eva Jane Whitenack (1822 KY -1893 IN)




Eva Jane Whitenack was born in November 1822 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.  She married Josiah Drake in 1845 in Johnson County, Indiana. 

Eva Jane and Josiah Drake had at least seven children.

William Gideon Drake was born in June 1846 in Indiana. I believe he married a woman whose last name was Appleby. I have not been able to discover her first name. William had at least two children: William Ward Drake born about 1875 and Elizabeth M. Drake born about 1876. William Gideon Drake died after 1921.

Henry Drake was born in January 1848 in Indiana. I believe he married Katie Ryan, sometime before 1880. They had three children. Henry died in April 1895 in Indiana and is buried in Crown Hill National Cemetery.

Robert Marshal Drake was born in January 1850 and died in October 1850, both in Indiana.

Catherine Drake was born in July 1851 in Indiana. She married Rodman Coons in December in Franklin, Indiana. I don’t believe that they had any children. Catherine died in February 1921 in Indiana and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Johnson County, Indiana.

Martha Ellen Drake was born in December 1853 in Indiana. She married James N. Landsberry in Johnson County, Indiana in 1882. I don’t know if they had any children. Martha died after 1921.

Margaret Ann Drake was born in December 1860 in Franklin, Indiana. She married Sheldon Griffin in 1881 in Johnson County, Indiana. I don’t believe they had any children. She died in 1935 in Wichita, Kansas.

Luna “Lena” Estelle Drake was born on 20 February 1867 in Franklin, Indiana. She married Charles Yancy Trice in January 1891. They had three daughters, one of whom died at age 10. Luna died in 1938 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri and she is buried in Lake Cemetery, in Lamar.

Eva died on 29 June 1893 in Johnson County, Indiana and is buried in Shiloh Cemetery, in Johnson County, Indiana.

If you are researching any of these families, and if you are interested in sharing information, please contact me. I have no information than I have posted here, particular for Luna Drake and Charles Trice.


 Eva died on 29 June 1893 in Johnson County, Indiana and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Johnson County.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran's Day - November 11 - Please Remember!!!

Some veterans look as we expect soldiers/sailors/marines/air force to look; some look different.


Arthur H. Shunk                                                                                       Brian D. Blackmore

Some are healthy; some have families; some are homeless; some are in hospitals.  
Some are hurting but you don't know it.  Please remember them all.


Friday, November 7, 2014

52 Ancestors: #45 - Sarah Morrow Winstead (abt 1800 NC – bef 1846 KY)





Sarah Morrow was born about 1800 in North Carolina.  At this time her parents are unknown.  In Person County, North Carolina in September 1816 Sarah married William Winstead. 

I believe that William had four children.  They may have had more but I don’t know them at this time.
Alexander Taylor Winstead (1817 NC – 1887 KY) married Priscilla Ann Trice in 1838 and they had at least 8 children
Mary Ann Winstead (1821 NC – 1889 MO) married Charles Yancy Trice in 1841.  They had at least 14 children.
William H. Winstead (1825 NC – abt 1895 KY) married Alafar [numerous spellings] Hibbs about 1845.  I believe they had at least 9 children.
John Calvin Winstead (bef 1837 KY – after 1860 MO) married Roena.  No further information is known about this family.

Sarah died before 1846, probably in Kentucky. 

If you have any interest in this family or are willing to share information, please contact me.  I would love to work with you on the research.