Jacob Lamb, son of Henry Lamb, was born 9 September 1742, Perquimans, North Carolina, moving to New Garden Monthly Meeting in 1760.
He was married at New Garden Monthly Meeting (WAS: Centre), Rowan County, North Carolina), 14 June (WAS: July) 1764 to Sarah Stone, who was born 28 December 1746.
From “The Quaker Yeoman Quarterly” Vol 3, #4, Page 8 John Stone, born about 1720, married Catherine ___, born 1722 and died 14d 6mo 1800, Guilford County, North Carolina
Sarah died 27 August 1799, in Guildford County, North Carolina. Jacob’s will was dated 22 October 1800 in Randolph County, North Carolina, probated later that year.
Will, in part
22d, 10m, 1800. Randolph County, North Carolina
"I then do give unto my daughter Rebecah Lamb, one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf.
I also gave unto my daughter Christian Lamb one feather bed and furniture one cow and calf to be paid to my dear daughter when of age.
It is also my will that each of them should have a swarm of bees,
I then the Remainder part of my bees I give to my son Isaac Lamb, also the rest of the Cattle and the hogs and sheep, and the remainder part of the beds and furniture, and all my warring apparel with all the rest of my household property; it is my will that my sons John Lamb and Thomas Lamb and Joseph Lamb with my Daughters Lydia, Catharine, and Sarah should have each of them five shillings current money."
Thomas E Lamb, son of Jacob Lamb and Sarah Stone, was born 11 February 1770, in Perquimans County, North Carolina.
He was married in 1798 in North Carolina, to Hannah Lewis, who was born 18 January 1782, in North Carolina, daughter of John Lewis, Jr. and Sarah Ruckman. (See Lewis Family, Part II)
They moved to Indiana about 1809, and lived near Vincennes, Indiana, until the War of 1812. Then moved to Wayne County in 1816 and remained for a time in the block-house at Williamsburg, the Indians being dangerous at that time. They spent the remainder of their lives in Green Township.
Thomas E. died 15 July 1851; Hannah died 19 October 1865, both buried in Willliamsburg Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana.
A partial story of their descendants is found in “A Brief Genealogy of the Thomas Lamb Family” by Ruby Manning 1942.
Catherine Lamb, daughter of Jacob Lamb (1) and Sarah Stone, was born 6 August 1774, (or 6 June 1774?) in Rowan (WAS: Randolph) County, North Carolina.
She was married 24 March 1790, recorded in Center Monthly Meeting, in Guilford County, North Carolina, second wife, to Exum (Axum) Elliott, who was born 10 April 1765, in Perquimans County, North Carolina, son of Jacob Elliott and Zilpha Davenport. (See Elliot Family, Part II)
Exum Elliott and Catharine Lamb were married in the manner of Friends 3rd Month 24th, 1790 at Back Creek Preparative Meetinghouse, Randolph County, North Carolina. Catharine wore an exquisite leghorn straw bonnet with a greenish blue silk lining at her wedding. She had made this bonnet by her own hands, that is, braided and sewed the straw and shaped the bonnet. The bonnet is 18.5 inches in diameter. The crown is 1.5 inches high and 5.5 inches in diameter. The bonnet was worn with a broad ribbon over the crown and tied under the chin. Originally the under side of the brim was lined with aquamarine silk. The Lamb home (Randolph County, North Carolina) was near the famous Beard Hat Factory and it may be that Catharine learned the art there.
Exum wore a black beaver hat at their wedding. The crown is 5.5 inches high and 7.5 inches in diameter. The brim is 3.5 inches wide and at the front side has a strip of velvet to lift the hat by.
In the fall of 1815 the couple brought the bonnet and beaver hat to Wayne County, Indiana. Rebecca Elliott Maudlin was given the wedding hats of Exum & Catharine. After Rebecca's death, John Maudlin gave them to his granddaughter, Stella Maudlin, who later placed them in the Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond, Indiana. It is presumed that Exum's beaver hat is also in the possession of the same museum.
The family went to Surrey County, North Carolina, in 1807. In 1815, Exum Elliott followed the migration of many southern Quakers, who had rejected Southern slavery, by moving with his family from the 'Old North State' (North Carolina) to Wayne County in the free Territory of Indiana. They joined the Whitewater Monthly Meeting.
Exum Elliott, was one of the pioneers whose physical strength cleared away the forests and established civilization in that then wilderness section of Eastern Indiana. They settled about 3 miles northwest of Centreville in Centre Township, near the future site of the West Grove Friends Meetinghouse. Exum Elliott was an Elder from 1818 until his death in 1841.
Exum died 8 October 1841, in Wayne County, and buried in West Grove Burial Ground, Northwest of Centerville, in Center Township.
On the Census of 1850, she was living with her son Mark. She died 26 (WAS: 25) February 1859, in West Grove, Wayne County, Indiana. Their graves have no markers, as the Quaker testimony of simplicity was carried into eternity.
In October of 1873 , their son William Quincy ELLIOTT came to Reno County, Kansas and filed a homestead claim of 80 acres on the Arkansas River. The following year he brought his wife, thirteen children and mother out of Indiana to their new home in the frontier town of Peace, a place where buffalo stilled roamed on the plains of central Kansas. The family became charter members of Peace Monthly Meeting (Quaker) in that town which was later renamed Sterling. William Q. ELLIOTT prospered in Kansas, eventually building an estate of 3300 acres.
A son of William Q was Mark Haworth Elliott, Sr.
Mark Haworth ELLIOTT, Jr. married Evelyn Lorene Elliott, who was born on the farm in Reno County, Kansas in 1917. She married John Davis, in 1938. The couple had 2 children, and during their 58 years of marriage they lived a long, happy life together. Evelyn died in 2011 at the ripe age of 93 years.
Huldah Lamb, daughter of Jacob Lamb and Sarah Stone, was born 9 March 1778, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
She was married 16 March 1794, in Center Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, to Nathan (Nathaniel) Pearson, who was born 28 October 1770, Perquimans County, North Carolina, son of Jonathan Pearson (1) and Sarah (Bogue) Bundy. (See Pearson Family, Part VIII)
Hulda and Nathan left Black Creek Monthly Meeting in Randolph County, and were received 3 August 1816 at Whitewater Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana. Shortly after they went to Henry County, Indiana, joining the Spiceland Monthly Meeting.
Nathan died 13 November 1845; Hulda died 24 March 1864, both in Henry County.
Isaac Lamb, son of Jacob Lamb and Sarah Stone, was born between 1776 and 1780, in either Randolph County, Guilford County, or Perquimans County, North Carolina.
There was an Abner Jacob Isaac Lamb, (married to Martha Pennington) that is confused with this Isaac, who is older and his children are older.
Rebecca Lamb, daughter of Jacob Lamb and Sarah Stone, was born 19 April 1786, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
She was married 6 December 1808, Deep Creek Monthly Meeting, Surrey County, North Carolina, to 12. Joseph Ratliff, who was born 3 August 1788 in Randolph County, son of Richard Ratliff and Elizabeth Pearson. (See Ratliff and Pearson Families), Part VIII
They moved in 1814 to Fairfield Monthly Meeting, Highland County, Ohio; in 1816 to Wayne County, Indiana, in 1824 to Henry County, Indiana. Here he entered 440 acres of land, (the Patents being signed by John Q. Adams and Andrew Jackson,) settled in the green timber and there resided until his death.
Joseph died 12 April 1837, Clear Springs, in Henry County, Indiana, buried in Clear Springs Friends Cemetery.
This cemetery is one of the earliest cemeteries in Henry County, established on February 24, 1834 when Phineas Ratliff sold land to the church trustees; Elias Newby, Joseph Ratliff and Rice Price, five acres of land for $23.00 and ? cents for the erecting of a house of worship and a cemetery to be used by the members of said church and the Clear Springs neighborhood. Phineas died on June 13, 1870 and is buried here.
This cemetery was originally located in Greensboro Township until 1838 when Harrison Township was formed from parts of Greensboro, Spiceland and Wayne Townships. As with all old Quaker cemeteries there are many unmarked burials in here. Tombstones were a vanity issue until about the 1860s.
Rebecca was married/2 on 17 November 1844 in Duck Creek Monthly Meeting, Howard County, Indiana, to Stephen Macy, son of Enoch and Anna Macy.
Stephen died 2 December 1857, Indiana, and Rebecca died 20 April 1864, in Indiana. She lived next door to her son Nathan.
Christina Lamb, daughter of Jacob Lamb and Sarah Stone, was born 11 March 1788, in Perquimans County, North Carolina.
She was married 24 October 1807, to Jesse (Caendere?} Brewer, who was born in 1790, in North Carolina
Jesse died 5 September 1847; Christina died 25 April 1851, both northeast of Keithsburg, in Mercer County, Illinois, buried Greenmound Cemetery, Aledo, Mercer County.
Hulda Lamb, (Mehulda) daughter of Thomas E Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born in 1799 (WAS: 1800), in North Carolina, probably in Perquimans County.
She was married 9 January 1817, to William Galyean, born 1779, probably in North Carolina, son of Thomas and Margaret Galyean (Gallion.)
William and Hulda were pioneers of Henry County, Indiana. (This William may be the one that was married 16 December 1815, to Phebe Cook.)
Hulda died 4 March 1874, buried Jackson's Station, Tipton County, Indiana. William, a farmer died at age 85. They had 8 children.
Martha "Patsy" Lamb, daughter of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born 28 March 1802, in North Carolina.
She was married 17 February 1817, to John Bailey, who was born 24 January 1791.
He died 5 August 1863, and she died 22 September 1871.
John Lamb, son of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born in 1808, in North Carolina.
He was married/1 8 November 1832 to Sally Ballenger, who was born 29 March 1813, and died 11 July 1842.
He was married/2 26 February 1847 to Susan Perkins, who was born 22 April 1822.
John died 20 May 1864.
Milo Lewis Lamb, son of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born 5 June 1811, near Vincennes, Indiana, moving to Wayne County, Indiana, at age 5. He attended the subscription school a short time during the winters.
He was married/1 25 September 1835 to Susan (Susannah) Cain, born Wayne County, Indiana, daughter of John and Susannah Cain, natives of North Carolina.
They moved to the Vincennes area of Indiana and stayed there until after the War of 1812. Then they moved to Perry Twp., Wayne Co., Indiana and received 160 acres of land. They remained for a time in the Block House at Williamsburg, the Indians being dangerous at that time. Thomas entered on May 17, 1814 the W1/2 SE 1/4 Section 3, T17NR13E Green Township, (now Perry Township). This is where Thomas and Hannah spent the remainder of their lives.
Three of his sons served in the Civil War, One served during the war; one lost his health, and was discharged, and one served nearly two years.
Susan died 26 March 1875. Milo was married/2 on 22 October 1877, to Mrs. Julia Ann (Gwinn or Givens) Thornburgh, daughter of John and Charity Gwinn.
Milo died 28 May 1888, in Wayne County: Julia died 17 March 1895, and was buried in the Friends Cemetery near Economy, Indiana.
James Harvey Lamb, son of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born 21 June 1813, in Indiana County, Indiana.
He was married 24 March 1836 to Lettia (WAS: Letitia) Cain, who was born 18 December 1818, daughter of John Cain, (Revolutionary War veteran).
James died 9 May 1888, age 74y 11m 19d; Letitia died 28 November 1901.
Information about this family contributed in part, in 1993 by John Dorian, 2836 Homeway Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio.
The children were all born in Wayne County, probably all near Econony Monthly Meeting.
Sarah Ann (Sally) Lamb, daughter of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born in 1816, in Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana.
She was married on 14 September 1830 in Wayne County to Andrew Abner Nicholson, born about 1805.
Sally died in 1878
Andrew was still living at the age of 79 in 1884, in The Wayne County History. He had an excellent farm of 80 acres, with a comfortable residence. The children were born in Wayne County.
Andrew Nicholson, a retired citizen of New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, November 5, 1805, near the battlefield on which General Nathaniel Green, of Revolutionary fame, won one of his remarkable victories, and on which field, when a boy, Mr. Nicholson found many a rusty old bayonet and other grim relics of the sanguinary conflict.
The parents of Mr. Nicholson were John and Mary (Williams) Nicholson, the former of whom was born in North Carolina and the latter in Maryland.
When Andrew Nicholson was about twenty years of age the family came to the west and located in Ross County, Ohio, near Richmond. After several years' residence in Ross County, they moved to Iowa, where the mother died and the father then came to Henry Count, Indiana, where he died from the result of an accident when he was eighty-four years old.
The father served in the war of 1812 and Andrew still remembers his own small errands in going back and forth with messages from and to the regiment. The martial fervor seems to have pervaded the family, as Andrew himself long afterwards had two sons in the Civil War of 1861-65 and receiving news at one time that one of these (John) was sick in hospital, went there to bring the boy home and on the way back encountered a company of General John Morgan's men, but was not molested and reached home in safety with his boy. It was the custom, in the Civil war days, for Samuel Hoover, a good reader, to gather the neighbors together, mount a box and read the news as it came. When it was reported that a relation or friend had lost his life in battle, all would stand it without a murmur, but when it was announced that such relation had been sent to Libby prison, the blood of the hearers would boil.
In the early days, while living in Wayne County, Indiana, Mr. Nicholson worked in a brickyard at Richmond for seven dollars per month. A friend, Mark Reeves, who later became a merchant at Cincinnati, Ohio, had worked in the same yard, and some years afterward came from that city to New Castle to buy a span of carriage horses for family use. In a crowd Andrew twitted him with having once worked at seven dollars per month and created a great laugh.
Young Nicholson had educated himself at home with borrowed books and at twenty-one began teaching, a vocation he followed for fifteen or twenty years. One of his pupils was George W. Julian, afterwards a congressman of considerable note. Spelling was committed to memory at school and lexicographers differed in this respect, Walker, for instance, ending certain words lith "ick" and "our," while Webster ended the same words with "ic" and "or, as publick, public; rancor, rancour, and so on. At one of the spelling matches in Nicholson's school, Julian added the "k" to public, while a little girl left it off, and Julian went to the foot of the line, the Webster standard having been adopted. Julian was angered at this and quit school, but afterward was reconciled and returned.
The schools were on the subscription plan, at a tuition fee of one dollar and a half per quarter for each pupil, yet Mr. Nicholson saved money and purchased a farm of eighty acres, to which he devoted his time and attention in the summers.
In 1859 Mr. Nicholson came to Henry County, Indiana, and bought a farm of one hundred and eighty-four acres near Rich Square meeting house and cultivated it in part until his Sons went off to war, when he sold the farm and came to New Castle and bought an eighty-acre tract, on which he erected his present residence. He has retired from active work and has his money loaned out on interest. He has platted part of his eight acres into residence lots, and has occupied his present dwelling for thirty-one years.
At the age of twenty-five, Mr. Nicholson married Miss Sarah Ann Lamb for his first wife, to which marriage were born nine children, namely: Abner, a mechanic and farmer in Wayne county, Indiana; Julia Corwin, in Urich, Henry County, Missouri; Luther was a soldier in the Civil war and died at home when thirty years old; Cornelia was married to Francis Gentry and died in middle life: Eveline became Mrs. James Bradbury and died when about fifty years old; Charles died at forty, and John, the soldier-boy before spoken of, died at thirty-five.
The second marriage of Mr. Nicholson took place in 1870 to Miss Mary Boyd, of Brownsville. Union County, Indiana, but a native of Harrison County, Kentucky, and a daughter of James and Nancy (Ruby) Boyd who settled in Union County, Indiana, when Mrs. Nicholson was but a child. No children have been born to this second marriage.
In religion Mr. Nicholson was formerly of the United Brethren faith, but for the past thirty years has been a Presbyterian, his present wife being of the same faith. In politics he was formerly a Whig, but is now a Republican and for three years served as county commissioner in Wayne County.
At a recent public meeting Hon. Martin L. Bundy delivered a brief oral address, taking Andrew Nicholson and his long and useful life as his text, and in connection therewith reviewing the history of the United States as it was developed during the ninety-six years of Mr. Nicholson's remarkable career. The speech was good and well received.
Martin Luther Lamb, son of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born 18 August 1818, Wayne County Indiana.
From Memoirs of Wayne County & the City of Richmond; 1912; Vol 2, p38:
“He was raised to pioneer life, his youth being spent in clearing land, and his education was obtained in the log cabin subscription schools. He has followed agricultural pursuits through life, and is one of the practical farmers of Green Township.”
He was married/1 25 November 1839 to Sarah Ann Starbuck, who was born 25 November 1809, and died in childbirth 23 June 1863.
A Republican, and a Methodist, he was married/2 on 29 December 1864 to Emily Jane Starbuck, who was born 9 September 1833, died 1923, daughter of Andrew Starbuck and Avis Gardner, of Welsh ancestry, of Wabash County, Indiana and Avis was deceased.
Martin died 22 February 1897, Williamsburg, Wayne County, Indiana, buried in Economy, in Wayne County. Emily Jane died in 1923. The children were born there.
Priscilla Lamb, daughter of Thomas E. Lamb and Hannah Lewis, was born 1 November 1820, in Indiana.
She was married about 14 September 1837, to farmer, Jonathan H Cain, born 1 April 1810, son of John Cain, (Revolutionary War Veteran) and Susannah Henley
She died 16 December 1850, in Green Township, Wayne County, Indiana, and Jonathan died 10 July 1854, buried in Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Indiana.
Zilpha Elliott, daughter of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 15 March 1792, Back Creek, Randolph County, North Carolina.
She was married 8, 6, 1814,, disowned by Deep Creek Monthly Meeting, Surry County, North Carolina, for marrying out of unity, to Mark Peele, born 21 July 1786, in Pitt County, North Carolina, son of Reuben Peele and Rhonda Pearson. (See Pearson Family, Part VIII)
Zilpha died 5 October 1813, in Surry County, a week after the birth of her youngest child.
Mark was married/2 on 3 May 1814, in Wilkes County, North Carolina, to Mary Maudlin, who was born 17 August 1786, in North Carolina. Mark died 31 July 1857, probably in New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana
Jacob Elliott, son of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 22 August 1793, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
Jacob Elliott was arrested in August 1776 in Guilford County on charges of "being inimical to the Cause of America." He had been required to give an inventory of his estate and had refused to do "on religious principles."
In November 1776 it was the court's opinion that he be discharged on taking an oath of allegiance to the independent State of North Carolina. Thus, the State presented him with an "affirmation" statement, not quite an oath, per se. The statement read: "I, Jacob Elliott, do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm, that I will bear true allegiance to the independent State of North Carolina and to the Powers and Authorities which may be established for the good Government thereof." (Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. X, 1775-1776).
He was married 14 November 1810. Deep Creek Meeting House, Surry County North Carolina, to Mary Pellee, who was born 17 December 1790, and died 18 December 1853, daughter of Rueben and Rhoda Pellee.
He was married/2 1854, to Isabella Hawkins and m/3 to Sabitha M. ___.
Jacob died 27 October 1868, in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana.
John Elliott, son of Catharine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 20 February 1797, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
He was married 27 August 1815, Deep Creek Monthly Meeting, Surry County, North Carolina, to #1,776. Mary Ratliff, daughter of Elizabeth Pearson and Richard Ratliff (See Pearson Family, Part VIII, and Ratliff Family, Part VIII).
John died 23 August 1839, in Wayne County, Indiana, buried West Grove Cemetery.
Elwood Elliott, son of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 16 February 1799, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
He was married 14 June 1821, in Centerville, Indiana, to Sarah Galbraith, who was born 8 November 1807, and died 26 August 1864, daughter of Robert Galbraith.
Isaac Elliott, son of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 16 March 1801, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
He was married 13 December 1818, in Randolph County, to Rachel Overman, who was born 19 September 1880, in Grayson County, Virginia, daughter of Ephraim Overman and Rachel Small. (See Overman Family, Part VIII)
They settled in Grant County, Indiana in 1828, and entered land where National Military Home is now located. They helped found the old Mississinewa Meeting.
He died 3 April 1871, and she died 5 April 1873, both buried Mississinewa Cemetery, Grant County, Indiana
Rebecca Elliott, daughter of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 31 January 1803, in Back Creek, Randolph County, North Carolina.
She was married/1 on 17 November 1825 in West Grove Meeting house, Centre Township, Wayne County, Indiana, to John Maudlin, who was born 12 June 1806, North Carolina; died 1892;
Benjamin Maudlin, born 10 December 1771, Contentnea Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, North Carolina, died 17 August 1847, in Barrien Springs, Berrien, MichiganLeah Copeland, born 18 September 1780, in Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, died 30 September 1846, in Three Oaks Township, Berrien, Michigan.
"Benj. Maudlin, from North Carolina, in 1807, to Wayne Township, and in 1813 to Center, two and a half miles north of Centerville; removed to Michigan about 1835, where he died. His son John married Rebecca Elliott, and lives three miles north-west from town." (History of Wayne County Indiana)
Rebecca died 10 May 1875, West Grove Monthly Meeting, Wayne County Indiana; John died 22 March 1892, Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana, both buried West Grove Cemetery, Center Township, Wayne County, Indiana.
All of the children were born in Centre Township, Wayne County, Indiana.
Exum S Elliott Jr., son of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott and, was born 7 January 1808, in Surrey County, North Carolina
He was married 2 July 1828 in the Bethel Meeting House, Randolph County, Indiana, to Hannah Smith, born 14 April 1809, in Warren County, Ohio, daughter of Benjamin Smith and Tamer Hawkins.
By the time of the 1830 Census, they lived in Center Township of Wayne County, Indiana. Twenty years later, they were in Dublin of Wayne County. Exum's house was located on the NE corner of Maple and Dublin Street
Hannah died 13 December 1886; Exum died 8 December 1887, both in Dublin, Wayne County, Indiana, and buried in Dublin.
Children: All born in Wayne County.
Nathan Elliott, son of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 15 March 1810, in Surry County, North Carolina.
He was married/1 14 August 1834, in West Grove Meeting House, Wayne County, Indiana, to Elizabeth (Betsy) Maxwell, who was born 18 November 1814. daughter of John and Hannah Maxwell. She died 17 May 1841, and was buried in West Grove Cemetery.
Nathan was married/2 on 14 September 1842, in Fairfield Meeting House, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Naomi Mendenhall, who was born 28 October 1818, in Stokes County, North Carolina, daughter of Jonathan Mendenhall and Ann Phillips. Nathan and his family moved to Vermilion County, Illinois on February 10, 1855.
Nathan died 1874; Naomi died 6 January 1886, both in Vermilion County, Illinois, and buried there in Vermilion Grove Cemetery, Elwood Township.
Noah (Mark) Elliott, son of Catherine Lamb and Exum Elliott, was born 28 December 1813, in Surrey County, North Carolina.
He was married 28 August 1838, New Hope Meeting House, Howard County, Indiana, to Mary Haworth, who was born 2 December 1813, in Green County, Tennessee, daughter of Joel Haworth and Elizabeth Maxwell.
Mark died 6 April 1858, in Wayne County, Indiana. Mary died 23 February 1902, in Sterling, Kansas.
Jonathan Pearson, son of Hulda Lamb and Nathan Pearson, was born about 1795, Randolph County, North Carolina.
He was married 11 February 1813, in North Carolina, to Anna Palmer, daughter of John Palmer. He was also married to Martha "Patti" Pearson, date unknown.
The family transferred from Milford Monthly Meeting, to Duck Creek Monthly Meeting, in 1830. One wife was disowned, so her certificate was not sent nor recorded. The family was at Clear Springs, Henry County, Indiana, from 1830 until at least 1848, and probably thereafter.
Reuben Ratliff, son of Rebecca Lamb and Joseph Ratliff, was born 19 March 1811, Deep Creek Monthly Meeting, Surry County, North Carolina.
He was married/1 7 April/Jul 1836, to Mary Kendall, who was born 16 February 1812, in Guilford County, North Carolina, and died 25 July 1848 in Henry County, Indiana.
He was married/2 on 30 May 1850, in Duck Creek Monthly Meeting, Henry County, Indiana, to Penelope N Henley, who was born 10 August 1814, North Carolina.In 1850 and 1860 the Census shows them in Harrison Township, of Henry County, Indiana. In 1870 they were in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa.
Penelope died 24 August 1867, in Henry County, Indiana. Reuben died 24 August 1875, in Mahaska County, Iowa.
Nathan Ratliff, son of Rebecca Lamb and Joseph Ratliff, was born December 1824, in Henry County, Indiana. His first spouse is unknown.
He was married/2 on 1 February 1843, in Clear Springs Meeting House, Henry County to Cynthia Stafford, born 10 February 1823 and died 28 October 1850, in Henry County, Indiana.
He was married/3 on 22 January 1852, in Indiana, to Penelope N Coggeshall, born 23 February 1833, Henry County, Indiana, died 23 February 1864, Henry County.
Nathan died 22 April 1901, Marion County, Indiana.
Hannah Galyean, daughter of Hulda Lamb and William Galyean, was born in April 1820, in Wayne County Indiana.
She was married 3 February 1835, in Henry County, Indiana, to John Brewer, who was born 13 May 1815, in Knox County, Tennessee, son of William Brewer and Jane McKnight.
Returning in 1838 to Henry County he took over his fathers farm & Hannah's father's farm. On 1 March 1857, having disposed of one farm of 160 acres, taking his family, 75 cattle and horses, he moved to 20 miles N of St. Peters, MN, going NW by way of Urbana, Illinois, arriving in May. The trip was made with 7 yokes of oxen pulling a large boxed log wagon containing bedding, cooking utensils, etc, and it was not unusual for a morning's bill for stock feed, food and lodging for the family to amount to $50-$60.
The stock was herded on the hills near St. Peters, by Ruseau, George, and Calvin, until sold. A crop of corn was planted in MN but not harvested, but was sold that fall standing in the field, as well as all other possessions.
The family loaded into a train for their first ride, returning to Henry County, and their only possession, the remaining farm. In the fall of 1859, he and his eldest son Nelson, went to Pikes Peak, in an unsuccessful quest for gold, returning early in 1860. They had an opportunity to trade their team and equipment, which they owned jointly with two other men, for 20 acres, in the center of Denver County, but preferred an outright sale to a trade for what became later in Denver's development very valuable lots. Hannah died 25 June 1861, and was buried in the private cemetery bordering the farm on the north.
John was married/2 29 June 1862, at Salisbury, Illinois, to Isabella (Barr) Adkins, widow, who was born 31 March 1835, died 16 June 1916, and was buried in Toledo, Illinois.
In the fall of 1863, John sold his Henry County farm and moved to Charleston, Illinois, and in 1864 on the day of the Charleston riot, he moved to a farm purchased near Ashmore, Illinois, where he remained until 1874, when he moved to Clays Prairie, Edgar County, Indiana, North East of Paris. He lived there until 1881, when he moved to Cumberland County where he bought and lived on a farm North West of Toledo, until 1895, when he moved to Toledo where he died 2 August 1899, age 84, buried in Toledo.
John, always opposed to profanity and drinking, was converted in 1860. In 1896, he joined the Methodist Church at Toledo.
In April 1899, when a family reunion was held, he requested his minister to hold a service at his home, not especially for himself, as he felt that all was well with his soul, but because he wished to testify once again in that way his abiding faith and trust in Jesus as his only hope and Saviour. John was 5'7”, weighed between 170-200 pounds, farmer, a Republican, and a Mason.
Allen Bailey, son of Martha “Patsy” Lamb and John Bailey, was born 14 May 1818. He married Mary Clemens.
John Austen Bailey, son of Martha Lamb and John Bailey, was born 16 September 1825, and died 9 March 1899.
He married Cynthia Strode.
Hannah L Bailey, daughter of Martha (Patsy) Lamb and John Bailey, was born 22 June 1830.
She was married 13 March 1851, in Grant County, Indiana, to Cicero Ladd, who was born 28 March 1830, in Wayne County, Indiana, son of William Ladd and Isabel Boyd who are buried in the Deer Creek cemetery, south of Marian, Indiana. (See One Ladd's Family, Kansas Genealogical Society Library, in Dodge City, Kansas.)
Milo Lamb Bailey, son of Martha Lamb and John Bailey, was born 16 March 1832, and died 2 February 1902.
He married Betsey Jane Brooks.
David Bailey, son of Martha Lamb and John Bailey, was born 19 April 1834.
He was first married 28 March 1858, to Kiturah Wilson.
He was married/2 18 June 1863, to Susan Vardaman, who was born 19 March 1842, and died 9 November 1908. He died 30 April 1915.
Minerva Bailey, daughter of Martha Lamb and John Bailey, was born 28 March 1836.
She was married to Ain Ballenger, who died after 1912.
Henderson B. Lamb, son of John Lamb and Sally Ballenger, was born 29 August 1833, and died 22 July 1879.
He was married 28 November 1838, to Mary Ruth Jordan, who was born 18 November 1838.
Martha Lamb, daughter of John Lamb and Sally Ballenger, was born 14 January 1835, and died 25 January 1875.
She married Casul Hurst.
Louise Lamb, daughter of John Lamb and Sally Ballenger, was born 19 May 1838.
She was married/1 on 1 January 1857, to Henry H. Hoover, and married/2 on 14 November 1864, to Thomas B. Knapp.
Allen Lewis Lamb, son of Milo Lewis Lamb and Susan Cain, was born 29 June 1836, in Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married 29 June 1855, to Rebecca Cox, who was born 17 April 1838, daughter of William and Hannah Cox, natives of North Carolina, but early settlers of Wayne County (See Cox Family, Part II for possible connections.)
They belonged to the United Brethern Church. He was a Republican.Rebecca died 26 March 1875; Allen died 10 February 1923. 1 child.
William Starbuck Lamb, son of Milo Lewis Lamb and Susan Cain, was born 12 September 1838, probably in Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married/1 20 June 1861 to Mary Edwards, who was born 3 September 1844, and died 5 September 1863.
He was married/2 2 February 1868, in Wayne County to Polly A Bish, who was born 17 July 1844.
Polly died 5 June 1906; William died 18 September 1917, both in Wayne County. William and Polly share a stone; Mary has a separate stone, in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Thomas Merritt Lamb, son of Milo Lewis Lamb and Susan Cain, was born 1 December 1838 in Wayne County, Indiana
He was married 15 October 1864 in Wayne County, to Sarah E Lamb, who was born 16 May 1845, in Wayne County, daughter of (See G-126. Joseph Lamb Jr. and Phebe Ballenger. They made their home in Perry Township, in Wayne County.
Sarah died 14 April 1914; Thomas died 19 May 1923, both in Wayne County, Indiana, and buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
John Henderson Lamb, son of Milo Lewis Lamb and Susan Cain, was born 21 February 1844, in Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married 12 February 1870, in Springfield Meeting House, Wayne County, Indiana to LeAnna Bish Lamb, born 15 October 1848, daughter of Elias Lamb (the son of (See G-12 Joseph and Lydia Adamson) & Susanna Bish.
John died 12 May 1917; LeAnna died in 1931, both in Wayne County, and buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Susan Cain Lamb, daughter of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 1 September 1839.
She was married 27 February 1869, to George Burder Manning, who was born 16 April 1834, in Coventry, Connecticut. A farmer and stock-raiser, George had a farm of 275 acres.
They were members of the United Brethern Church. George died 6 December 1901, and Susan died 19 July 1907.
After 6 years, he returned to Connecticut, and married Polly Jacobs. Three years later, they moved back to Indiana.
Hezekiah died 25 September 1852; Polly died 14 November 1874. 4 children-birth order uncertain.
Only George and Emeline were living when the “History of Wayne County, Indiana” was printed.
John Lamb, son of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 13 October 1842, in Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married 5 July/Aug 1865, in Wayne County, to Amanda Hammer, who was born 18 December 1842.
He died 20 January 1900. Amanda and daughter Ida were received as members of Economy Monthly Meeting, Indiana in 1914. Amanda died 24 February 1923.
The children were all born in Wayne County, probably near Springfield Monthly Meeting.
George Lamb, son of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 23 May 1846. A Civil War veteran, he married Lue Wallace.
Henry H. Lamb, son of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 23 May 1846. He was married 31 December 1867 to Catherine L. Rupe, who was born 4 November 1848.
Henry died 5 February 1913, and Cassie died 9 January 1927.
Nelson Lamb, son of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 27 June 1849.
His second wife was Maggie McGinnis, who was born 6 May 1852, and died 29 April 1919. Nelson died 7 April 1926.
James O. Lamb, son of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 16 June 1852, and died 16 July 1925.
He was married 16 September 1871 to Callie Gwinn, who was born 2 February 1852, and died 29 November 1901.
William E. Lamb, son of James Harvey Lamb and Letitia Cain, was born 25 February 1856. He was married/1 19 February 1889, to Grace Warner, who was born 7 April 1866, and died 23 June 1899.
He was married/2 21 February 1906 to Lula Mae Funkhouse, who was born 31 October 1881. William died 19 February 1931.
Abner Nicholson, son of Sarah Ann Lamb and Andrew Nicholson, was born 8 Sept 1838, Wayne County, Indiana. He was educated in the common schools, and raised on a farm.
He was married in 1858 in Wayne County to Adaline M Wilson, daughter of Nathan Wilson and Minerva Lewis, early settlers of Wayne County.
Ozro T Lamb, son of Martin Luther Lamb and Sarah Ann Starbuck, was born 11 April 1849, in Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married September 1871, in Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana, to Mary Frances Kenyon, who was born 4 June 1851 in Knightstown.
Ozro died 24 June 1927; Mary died 25 June 1940, both in Hickory County, Missouri.
The children were all born in Leavenworth County, Missouri.
Ancil L. (or B) Lamb, son of Martin Luther Lamb and Sarah Starbuck, was born 16 December 1854, in Wayne County, Indiana. He attended college in Hillsdale, Michigan, teaching school in Wayne County, for 1 year, and in Kansas for 2 years. He read medicine with Dr. W W Woods, of Springdale, Kansas.
In 1880, he moved to Wheeler County, Oregon, teaching in Fossil, owning a stage line for 2 years, operating a drug store, and running a stock farm on 1200 acres on the south of the town.
He was married 29 January 1883, to Anna Rose, born 25 December 1863, in California, daughter of Thomas Rose, who was born in England.
Elizabeth Cain, daughter of Priscilla Lamb and Jonathan Cain, was born 15 August 1838, and died 22 May 1896.
She was married 21 February 1856, Wayne County, Indiana, to John Wilson Pierce, who was born 21 February 1831, the son of John Pierce, born 25 June 1788, died 4 June 1873, and Anna ____, born 5 January 1795
He died 10 November 1906, in Economy, Wayne County, Indiana.
Milton Cain, son of Priscilla Lamb and Jonathan Cain, was born 23 September 1843, in Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married 21 March 1872, to Adeline Wilson, who was born 18 January 1845, daughter of John Wilson and Hannah Bond.
She died 30 April 1930; he died 2 June 1930, in Wayne County, Indiana, buried Sugar Grove Cemetery, Greensfork, Wayne County, Indiana.
Hannah Cain, daughter of Priscilla Lamb and Jonathan Cain, was born in 1844, and died in 1924, Economy, Indiana.
She was married 23 October 1867, Wayne County, Indiana, to Jonathan Lewis Pierce, who was born 13 November 1833, and died 1916. They lived in 1850, in Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana
Rebecca Peele, daughter of Zilpha Elliott and Mark Peele, was born 13 April 1812, in North Carolina. Her family moved to Whitewater Monthly Meeting, Wayne County in 1816.
She was married 5 February 1829, in New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana, to Amos Whitson, who was born 16 September 1807, in Ohio.
Amos died 2 September 1889. All children were born in Wayne County, Indiana.
Zeno Pearson, son of Jonathan Pearson, was born 24 March 1824, Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married first to Nancy Craig, (the mother of his children,) daughter of William Craig and Mary ___.
He enlisted in the Civil War, 10 October 1861, in County C. 36th Regiment, Indian Infantry, commanded by High Miller, and was discharged 21 September 1864 (National Archives, Appendix D)
He was married/2 to Martha V__, who died 12 September 1902.
Gulany (Gulana) Elliott, daughter of Jacob Elliott and Mary Peel, was born 4 October 1814, in North Carolina, probably in Randolph County. She was married 28 November 1832 to Stephen Marshall. She died 10 June 1882.
Catherine Elliott, daughter of Isaac Elliott and Rachel Overman, was born 4 December 1819, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
She was married 16 November 1836 to D. Aaron Benbow, who was born 5 December 1812, in Ohio, son of John Benbow Sr. and Charity Mendenhall (See Benbow Family, Part VIII) Catherine died 24 August 1898.
Reuben Elliott, son of Isaac Elliott and Rachel Overman, was born 27 April 1823, in Randolph County, North Carolina.
He was married 14 September 1842, in Westfield, Indiana, to Rebecca Moore, who was born 30 May 1821, in Preble County, Ohio, daughter of Mordecai Moore and Rachel Stubbs.
They moved from Washington County, Indiana in 1860, to Iowa.
He died 5 November 1898; she died 7 December 1903; both in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. They had 8 children.
Exum Elliott, son of Rachel Overman and Isaac Elliott, was born 28 August 1825. He was 3 years old, when his family moved to Grant County, Indiana.
He was married/1 20 May 1846, to his 3rd cousin, Part II G-21,212. Ruth Thomas, born 14 October 1826, daughter of (See PartII, G-212 Olive Stone Elliott and Simeon Thomas).
They helped establish the Mississinawa Meeting. Ruth died 28 April 1849, in Grant County, Indiana, and was buried in the Mississinawa Meeting Cemetery, Indiana.
He was married/2 about 1850, to Hannah Morris, who was born 18 September 1827, daughter of Aaron Morris IV and Nanny Thomas. (See Morris Family, Part IV) Hannah died 11 August 1851, probably in childbirth.
He was married/3 to Huldah Knight, who was born 12 April 1830, and died 29 June 1886, daughter of Solomon and Sarah Knight. He was married a fourth time.
Ephraim Elliott, son of Rachel Overman and Isaac Elliott, was born 7 September 1832, Arba, Randolph County, Indiana.
A blacksmith, he was married 19 March 1851, to Eunice Pemberton, who was born 15 May 1832, Miami County, Ohio. They were members of Mississinewa Monthly Metting, in Grant County, Indiana. In 1869, the family moved to Harveyville, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.
Eunice died in July 1890; Ephraim died 8 November 1912, both in Bonifay, Holmes County, Florida, buried in New Effort Christian Church Cemetery.
Children: Birthdays uncertain.
Elijah Elliott, twin son of Isaac Elliott and Rachel Overman, was born 18 December 1841, in Grant County, Indiana.
He was married 22 November 1865, in Fairmount, Grant County, Indiana, to Deborah Wilson, who was born 26 June 1845, daughter of Nathan D Wilson and Mary Hill.
Rachel Elliott, daughter of Rachel Overman and Isaac Elliott, was born 16 June 1845, in Grant County, Indiana.
She was married/1 24 March 1869, to George Wiltsie, who was born 16 October 1846, son of Elizabeth Butler, and died between 1864 and 1882.
She was married/2 10 March 1883, to Henry Thomas, who was born 29 September 1827, Montgomery County, Ohio.
Henry died 11 December 1908; Rachel died 16 January 1933, in Howard County, Indiana.
Mark Maudlin, son of Rebecca Elliott and John Maudlin, Sr., was born 6 September 1826, in Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married about 1851, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Elizabeth ___.
Mark died 6 April 1892, in Centerville; Elizabeth died after 1900.
Jane Elliott, daughter of Nathan Elliott and Elizabeth (Betsy) Maxwell, was born 1 August 1835, in Wayne County, Indiana.
She was married in Vermilion County, Illinois, on 20 December 1855 to William Mendenhall, born about 1832, Illinois, son of John Marshall Mendenhall and Rebecca Mills; died before 1880, resided Carroll, Vermilion County, Illinois
John Marshall Mendenhall, born 3 November 1809, in Greens Township, Adams County, Illinois, died 31 May 1897, Vermilion County, Illinois
Married 24 November 1831, in Vermilion County, to Rebecca Mills, born 9 November 1812, in Lost Creek, Tennessee, died 6 august 1889, in Carroll Township, Vermilion County, Illinois
Sarah Elliott, daughter of Nathan Elliott and Elizabeth “Betsy” Maxwell, was born 3 April 1837, in Wayne County, Indiana.
She was married contrary to discipline, on 27 May 1857, in Vermilion County, Illinois to Joseph Lanty Larrance, who was born 22 March 1836, in Centreville, Vermilion County, Illinois. Joseph was received into membership, which ceased in 1863.
John Larrance, born 27 December 1796, Randolph County, North Carolina, died 3 June 1837
Married 22 March 1816, in Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, Jefferson County, Tennessee, to Ruth Mills, born 6 July 1796, Tennessee, died 22 January 1886, Vermilion County, Illinois
Sarah died 22 April 1861, in Vermilion County, Illinois.
On the Census of 1870, Joseph lived in Olathe Township, of Johnson, Kansas; in 1880, Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa; 1900, in Highland Township, Vermilion, Indiana.
Joseph died 20 November 1925, in Illinois.
John Maxwell Elliott, son of Nathan Elliott and Elizabeth Maxwell, was born 22 December 1839, in Wayne County, Indiana.
He was married 31 January 1861, in Vermilion County, Illinois, to Sarah Jane Mendenhall, who was born 7 February 1838.
John died 6 November 1892; Mary Jane died 4 October 1916, both in Vermilion County, Illinois
Children: Probably all born in Vermillion County, Illinois
Elmer J Lamb, son of Allen Lewis Lamb and Rebecca Cox, was born 22 July 1857, Wayne County, Indiana, and died 10 February 1923.
He was married 22 October 1875, Wayne County, Indiana, to Anna Doughty, who was born in 1860, in Indiana.
Phoebe Whitson, daughter of Rebecca Peele and Amos Whitson, was born 5 June 1834, in Wayne County, Indiana.
She was married 1 August 1854, in Back Creek, Grant County, Indiana, to Isaac Wilson Carter, who was born 7 February 1835, in Clinton County, Ohio, the son of John Carter and Hannah Millikan. See: The Carter Family
Phoebe died 23 March 1898; Isaac died 20 November 1907.
Ann Whitson, daughter of Rebecca Peele and Amos Whitson, was born 24 March 1838, in Wayne County, Indiana.
She was married 20 October 1859, to Isaiah R Shugart, who was born 16 November 1836, in Grant County, Indiana.
Isaiah died 21 June 1891; Ann died 16 October 1922.
Mary Peele Whitson, daughter of Rebecca Peele and Amos Whitson, was born 6 June 1841, in Wayne County, Indiana.
She was married 4 April 1861, in Grant County, Indiana, to Phenton Metcalf, who was born 2 February 1835, in Hampshire County, Virginia, the son of William Metcalf and Samson Hackley. They were divorced before 1900. In 1891, she was a cook at Orphan's Home, Grant County, Indiana, and disowned by Quakers.
Phenton served in the Civil War, in H Company 101st Infantry Regiment, Indiana, transferred to I Company, National Military Home Montgomery County, Ohio 1892-94. He died 1 January 1915, in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana
David Daniel Pearson, son of Zeno Pearson and Nancy Craig, was born 1 May 1846, in Henry County, Indiana. He lied about his age, and enlisted 3 September 1864, at Middletown, Indiana, in County H, 140th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, commanded by Captain G. W. Shane. (National Archives, Appendix E) Discharged 11 July 1865.
He was married 14 October 1865, Tipton, Indiana, to Rachel Carter, born 14 November 1855, near Reserve, 2 1/2 married east of Russiaville, Indiana, daughter of Mason Carter and Ann Eliza Keel. (See The Quaker Yoeman, by James E Bellarts)
Mason Carter, born 23 July 1829, Russiaville, Howard Col, Indiana;married Ann Eliza Keel, born 1838 Russiaville, died 3 Sept 1878 Tipton County, Indiana, daughter of Mr. Keel and Betsy Smith,
Mason moved with his younger children to Fremont, Michigan; died there 20 July 1904. Children all born Indiana
Daniel farmed for many years in Howard County, arriving there in 1808. At one time he operated a livery bar, and worked for the city.
Rachel was in the Salvation Army at Kokomo, and lived up to its principles and teaching in helping the needy, caring for the distressed, and praying. She went to Fort Wayne only a few weeks before her death, to stay with her daughter, Ruth, and while there had a severe operation on the throat, and died there, 6 October 1919, and was buried in the Russiaville Cemetery.
Daniel died at he age of 86, 6 January 1932, at the home of his daughter, Ruth, in Kokomo, Indiana. The funeral was at the Quaker Church; he was buried beside Rachel.
Mary Ann Marshall, daughter of Gulany Elliott and Stephen Marshall, was born 20 September 1833, in Indiana.
She was married 26 June 1851, to Amos Nathan Puckett, who was born 13 January 1834, in Ohio. Mary Ann died 31 January 1900, in Kansas. Amos died 1909, in Elk City, Kansas.
Jane Benbow, daughter of Catherine Elliott and Aaron Benbow, was born 20 July 1840, in Grant Cpunty. Indiana.
She was married 21 June 1862 to William Modlin.
Dillon Modlin, born 12 May 1813, in Randolph County, North Carolina, son of George Modlin and Sarah Peele, died 22 June 18997, in Grant County, Indiana.
Married 16 January 1834, in Henry County, to Elizabeth Draper, born 25 May 1817, Indiana, died 16 September 1865, Grant County, Indiana, the daughter of Jessie and Delph Draper.
The Modlin family was founded in this part of the country during the earliest days of the Statehood of Indiana. Willaim's Modlin's grandfather, George Modlin, emigrated from North Carolina to what was at the time the Territory of Indiana. Upon his arrival in Wayne County, Indiana, he found that he had taken up his abode in a full fledged state, for Indiana was made a State just eleven days prior to his arrival, this being in December, 1816. After living in Wayne County for a number of years the old pioneer located in Henry County, Indiana, and there he lived until his death.
George's son, Dillon Modlin, was reared in Henry County, and came to Grant County in 1837. He first located in Liberty Township and later lived in Center Township for a time. He finally moved to Franklin Township, and here he died in 1897.
William Modlin was born in Grant County and grew up on his father's farm. When he was of an age to support himself he began farming, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. With the exception of two years which he spent in Wisconsin, he lived all of his life in Grant County.
William was a quiet and unassuming man, but one who was highly respected and thoroughly liked by all the citizens of the community in which he lived. Politically he was a member of the Republican party, casting his first vote for that party when Lincoln was nominated for his first term, and continuing to stand by the party until his death, which occurred on the 8th of August, 1897.
William died 8 August 1897, in Grant County, Indiana; Jane died 4 May 1913
William Stubs Elliott, son of Reuben Elliott and Rebecca Moore, was born 18 January 1844, in Grant County, Indiana, born on the site of what later became the Mess Hall for the Soldiers' Home. William S. Elliott as a boy attended the public schools, as well as the schools conducted by the Society of Friends in that day. His ancestors for many generations were Quakers. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in his boyhood.
"The next month, August (1862), I took with me my friend and cousin, Oliver C. Elliott, and we went on horseback to my Grandfather (Isaac) Elliott's on the farm where I was born in Grant County, Indiana. The first of the next week after we were there, a company of volunteer soldiers for the Civil War came by and my Uncle Elish Elliott, two years older than me, wanted to go with the company, as there was in it several close friends and cousins of him and me. Uncle asked me to go along and as I had been weighing the matter in my mind for some time about going. It was the opinion of my Father that the war would put an end to slavery and I enthusiastically believed it also and felt it was my duty to help abolish this curse of the nation, so I volunteered with my uncle in the company that was in wagons on its way to camp on the Wabash River bottom across the river from the town of Wabash."
He served in the Civil War, joining Company 'C' of the 89th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers on August 8, 1862.
Biography: THE MAKING OF A TOWNSHIP, Fairmount Township, Grant Co. Indiana 1829 to 1917, by Edgar M. Baldwin, page 79
The term of service for which Mr. Elliott had volunteered was three years. The regiment was captured by the Confederates while guarding a railroad bridge at Munfordsville, Kentucky. In a short time he was paroled and sent home, under instructions not to take up arms against the Confederacy until properly exchanged. In six weeks, this exchange was arranged by the authorities, and Elliott again joined his command at Indianapolis.
After some time of hard drilling the command was ordered to Memphis, Tennessee. Here he did post duty while the Union Army was sent on to Vicksburg. In the weeks following he did much important service, being promoted for his fidelity and efficiency. With twelve men he was detailed to escort a dozen captured Confederate officers to Johnson's Island, in Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio. The prisoners were taken in a separate car set aside for the purpose. At Centralia, Illinois, and Bellefontaine, Ohio, the prisoners attracted numbers of Southern sympathizers, several offering pistols to the prisoners. As one of the guards on duty at Centralia Elliott, with gun and bayonet, pressed the crowd back from the car.
At another time, after the surrender of Vicksburg, July 10, 1863, he was detailed with others to guard iron safes containing $2,000,000 sent by the Government on the "City Of Madison" from Memphis to Vicksburg to pay off Union troops. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1864.
In October, 1864, Elliott was with his command in Missouri, then under General Pleasanton, in pursuit of the Confederate General Price. Captain Jones had responded to a detail to guard a water tank twelve miles west of Sedalia. General Pleasanton reminded Captain Jones that it would be a dangerous undertaking, telling him that he and his entire command might be killed or captured.
"You may have all the men you require for this work," remarked General Pleasanton, "but they must be picked men. You now realize the dangerous character of the duty you are about to perform. Are you ready?" Captain Jones hesitated. "Why do you hesitate?" asked the General "I am not hesitating because of the hazardous character of the mission," replied Jones, I was simply wondering, General, if you would allow me to take my own company with me."
The General agreed to the suggestion. So Captain Jones, with Company C, made up principally of Fairmount Township and Grant County men, went to the water tank and held this important source of water supply until relieved.
After more than three years' service, mostly with the Sixteenth Army Corps, Mr. Elliott was mustered out on July 26, 1865, at Mobile, Alabama.
Returning home, he was married/1 in September 1865, to Ruth Wilson, who died 2 April 1867, daughter of Jesse E Wilson. She had an infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth Elliott, born 19 September 1866, who died 2 days later.
William was married/2 on 20 May 1868, at Fairmount Meeting House, Grant County, Indiana, to Alice Clara Radley, who was born 21 February 1835, in Chelmsford, England, daughter of Samuel Radley and Mary Bull.
Mr. Elliott has been uniformly successful in his various pursuits, and has retired with a competency ample to insure the comfort of himself and wife. He has been and is now useful in the church and enterprising in his work for educational and civic progress.
He has for several years devoted considerable time and attention to the welfare of White's Institute, located in Wabash Co., of which institution he is at present trustee. In all his activities he has been a conspicuous factor. As soldier, as farmer, as church man, as promoter of educational and civic welfare, Mr. Elliott is not only a many sided man, with a broad experience and a thorough understanding of public affairs, but he is a type of the useful citizen of whom there are entirely too few in the average American community.
All eleven children of Willam S. and Alice Elliott were born in the house which still stands at the junction of state roads 9 and 26 just west of Fairmount, Indiana. William owned the first steam powered drainage tile factory in the state of Indiana, and this factory stood just east of this house. (Northeast corner of the intersection and just east of the intersection.)
In 1891 Willaim S. Elliott and his family moved to Radley (also in Grant County), which was named for his wife's parents who owned quite a bit of land there. William donated land and built the meeting house for Linwood Preparatory Meeting, which was renamed Radley Meeting in 1909.
In 1912 William, his wife, and granddaughter, Mildred, moved back to Fairmount, where he lived until his death.
Alice died 12 June 1921; William died 19 July 1931, both in Fairmount, Indiana, buried in Park Cemetery.
All born in Fairmount, Grant County, Indiana
Besides their own eleven children, William and Alice Elliott also raised three other children.
Nathan Davidson, who was about 8 years old when they took him. He was a second cousin to Alice Radley Elliott. Nathan's grandmother, Anna Bull Whybrew and Alice's mother, Mary Bull Radley were sisters.
Mary Lucy Elliott, born 11 January 1892, daughter of their eldest son, Wilson.
Mildred Elliott, born 3 February 1905, daughter of their youngest son, Samuel.
Olive Elliott, daughter of Ruth Thomas and Exum Elliott, was born 4 February 1849.
She was married 20 May 1846, to Ansell R Wiltsie, a carpenter, who was born 1849, in Indiana
He died before 1930. She was located that year in Harris County, Texas
In 1900, 7 of their children were living
Isaiah A. Elliott, son of Ephraim Elliott and Eunice Pemberton, was born 7 June 1853, in Grant County, Indiana.
He was married 7 March 1883, in Chase County, Kansas, to D-2,519. Mary “Molly” Penelope Perry, who was born 18 March 1858, in Perquimans County, North Carolina, the daughter of Restore Perry and Mary E Bundy. Mary probably died shortly after the birth of her youngest child.
Isaiah was married/2 about 1891/2, in Florida to Willsie Carter, who was born in August 1872, in Alabama.
By the time of the 1900 Census, they were living in Hathaways's Mill, Holmes County, Florida, and on the Census of 1920, in Live Oak, Holmes County. He was a miller in a grist mill.
Isaiah died 3 March 1921, in Bonifay, Holmes County, Florida, and buried in New Effort Christian Church Cemetery; Willsie died before 1930.
Elisha M. Elliott, son of Ephraim Elliott and Eunice Pemberton, was born 24 June 1863, in Grant County, Indiana.
He was married 8 January 1887, to Alice Elleman, who was born 2 October 1863, recorded in Back Creek Monthly meeting, Grant County, Indiana, (or Kansas), daughter of Jordan Elleman and Sophia Pemberton.
William Elleman and Jane Jay, parents of Isaac Elleman.
Isaac Elleman, son of William, was married 21 August 1833, to Elizabeth Coppock, who was born 3 February 1807, daughter of Benjamin Coppock, (born 30 October 1772), and Susannah Jay, (19 November 1778-14 June1859) daughter of William and Margaret Jay. See: Coppock Family, and Coppack family in Part III.
On the 20 July 1899, Elisha, Alice and daughter were received on certificate from Tonganoxie Monthly Meeting (Kansas) to Pleasant Plain Meeting, Kiowa County, Kansas.
Elisha died of pneumonia, in 1903, in Wellsford Township, Kiowa County. "He asked the attending neighbor to help him sit up and quoting lines from a hymn we often sang in church and adding words of his own, he said, "Lord, I have come to the end of my strength. Lord, bless me and make me a blessing." He lay down again and with the neighbor, my mother, sister, and me standing near, he quietly died." [pp 64-65, Memory, a book by Errol T. Elliott, 1986]
Alice was married/2 to Michael F Swafford. She died 16 November 1957, in Kiowa County, Kansas, and was buried beside Elisha in Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Byers, Pratt County, Kansas.
Lela Elliott, daughter of Ephraim Elliott and Eunice Pemberton, was born 30 May 1868(?), and died 30 June 1951.
She was married/1 29 April 1909 to Emory Gordon, and married/2 to Mr. Chance.
John Alpheus Carter, son of Phoebe Whitson and Isaac Wilson Carter, was born 27 January 188, in Clinton County, Ohio.
He was married 26 February 1881, in Grant County, Indiana, to Minerva J Hiatt, who was born in 1860, in Grant County, the daughter of Alfred Hiatt and Lucinda Thomas
Minerva died 23 August 1938; John died 24 May 1942, both in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. The children were all born in Grant County
James M Metcalf, son of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 2 July 1862, in Grant County, Indiana
He was married 5 March 1905, in Vermilion County, Illinois, to Gertrude L Certain, who was born 13 October 1885, in Fairmont, Illinoi, the daughter of Mrs. Matilda Certain, who was born in February 1860, in Ohio.
James died 18 December 1919, in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois; Gertrude died 26 June 1971, in Vermilion County.
Hiram Ulysses “Fred” Metcalf, son of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 13 February 1863, in Wabash County, Indiana.
He was married 13 February 183, in Macon County, Illinois, to Mariah Agnes Carroll, who was born 8 August 1870, in Macon County, the daughter of Johnn Carroll and Elizabeth Tomlinson. They were Methodists.
Hiram died 10 December 1939, in Waltonville, Jefferson County, Illinois; Mariah died 18 September 1969.
Lyman Trumble Metcalf, son of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 27 March 1866, in Henricks County, Indiana.
He was married about 1896, to Isabella E McCloud, who was born in 1867, in Missouri
Isabella died 1 November 1925, in Marion County, Indiana; Lyman died 17 April 1927, in Tipton County, Indiana.
Sarah Ellen Metcalf, daughter of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 22 October 1869, Marion County, Indiana.
She was married 8 April 1894, in Grant County, Indiana, to Frank B DeLong, who was born January 1871, in Ohio, son of Mrs. Sophia DeLong (born 22 October 1869, Marion County, Indiana.)
Sarah died 4 December 1898, in Grant County, Indiana
Vinnie Ruth Metcalf, daughter of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 14 July 1871, in Boone County, Indiana.
She was married 9 February 1898, in Macon County, Illinois, to Elroy E Cottingham, who was born 1 March 1864, in Clay County, Illinois.
Elroy died 23 July 1948; Minnie died 8 February 1953, both in Hoaglin, Van Wert County, Ohio: They were Methodists.
Joseph Jessie Metcalf, son of of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 26 August 1873, in Boone County, Indiana.
He was married 5 November 1905, in Wanatah, Laporte County, Indiana, to Catherine Frances “Med Kate” Mott, who was born 7 November 1888, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Her parents were Ruel Mott, born 1860, and Anna Chatal.
A carpenter, he was short, medium build, grey eyes, black hair, on his draft registration in 1918 from South Bend, Indiana.
Joseph died 25 February 1946, in Union Mills, Laporte County, Indiana; Kate died 27 March 1976, in Laporte County.
Elizabeth Alice Metcalf, daughter of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 7 April 1876, in Boone County, Indiana.
She was married 3 April 1897, in Grant County, Indiana, to George Walter Pence, carpenter, who was born 22 February 1872, in Ohio, son of Martin Pence and Sarah Flanger
George died 4 January 1936; Elizabeth died 1 January 1987, both in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. They were Methodists
Charles A Metcalf, son of Mary Peele Whitson and Phenton Metcalf, was born 3 October 1878, in Boone County, Indiana.
He was married 21 February 1911, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to Grace Geneva Ward, who was born 25 August 1883, in White County, Indiana, the daughter of Elias Ward and Emma Ginn.
Grace died 14 April 1948; Charles died 18 June 1955, both in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Children: All born in White County, Indiana
Nellie May Pearson, daughter of David Daniel Pearson and Rachel Carter, was born 13 August 1884, in Russiaville, Indiana.
She had a child, whose father was Orphe Miller. Thelma was raised by her grandfather, David Daniel Pearson, as his daughter.
Nellie was married 28 August 1908, in Fairbay, Nebraska, to Charles Aaron Black, son of Samuel and Pricilla Black.
Nellie resided in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and moved to San Diego, California in 1934, where she lived in the suburbs of National City and Chula Vista, California, until her death on 7 July 1972. She was buried from the First Methodist Church in National City, in San Diego County.
George Modlin, son of Jane Benbow and William Modlin, was born 16 April 1863, in Grant County, Indiana.
He was married 25 June 1902, in Grant County, to Lucy Willcuts, daughter of Clarkson Willcuts. She was reared in Center and Franklin Townships and received her education in the public schools of Franklin Township. Lucy was a member of the Friends Church in Marion.
“George A. Modlin”, Source: Centennial History of Grant County Indiana 1812-1912. The Lewis Publishing Company, 1914.
“Mr. Modlin is not only a very successful farmer but he has also served his fellow citizens in office, to his honor and their satisfaction. Progressive and practical in his views, he has handled his farm with great success, and is considered one of the best farmers in this section of the county. His personal popularity is good evidence of the conscientious way in which he has carried out the duties of the various offices of which he has been an incumbent.
George A. Modlin, the eldest of his parents' children, spent his boyhood on his father's farm, first in Liberty Township and later in Franklin Township. He attended the public school, but ambitious for further education he went to Terre Haute, Indiana, where he attended the State Normal School. After leaving school he taught for a time in Grant County, Indiana, and then took a course in the Eastman Business College, at Poughkeepsie, New York. After his he taught school for one winter and then came his entrance into public life.
It was in the spring of 1890 that Mr. Modlin was appointed Deputy Clerk of Grant County and about a year and a half later he was made Deputy Auditor, serving under George A. Osborne. He served throughout the term of the latter and also through that of his successor, John Wilson, completing eight years in the office of Deputy Auditor. In the fall of 1898, he was himself elected Auditor and served until December 31, 1903, a period of four years and two months.
After he retired from public office he returned to the farm, and two years later he moved to the farm where he now resides. This farm, which is known as the Villa View Farm, is located at the intersection of the Marion, Roseberg and Range Line, and of the Range Line of the Tree Gravel Road, just on the boundary line between Sims and Franklin Townships. This place is ten miles southwest of Marion and two miles east of Swayzee, Indiana, and consists of two hundred and forty acres. Two hundred acres of this property lies in Franklin Township and forty acres in Sims Township. Mr. Modlin has two hundred and thirty-two acres under cultivation and eight acres is well drained woodland.
He has built a ten-roomed house on the property, which is a most attractive home with all the modern conveniences. Commodious barns and all the improvements of an up-to-date farm make the prosperity of Villa View Farm apparent. Mr. Modlin is a general farmer and also raises fine stock.
In politics Mr. Modlin is a member of the Republican party and he has been active in politics. In the fraternal world he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, affiliating with Mississinewa Lodge, No. 96.
Samuel Reuben Elliott, son of William Stubbs Elliott and Alice Clara Radley, was born 21 February 1884, in Fairmount, Grant County, Indiana.
He was married 8 August 1904, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Lora Inez Hartley, who was born 4 June 1888, in Grant County, daughter of William Hartley and Martha Leer.
Lora died 22 February 1905, Radley, Indiana, shortly after the birth of her child. Samuel died 7 October 1977, in Kokomo, Indiana.
Thomas Everett Wiltsie, son of Olive Elliott and Ansell R Wiltsie, was born in May 1873, in Indiana.
He was married in 1896, to Lydia ___, born September 1873, in England.
On the Census of 1900, they lived in Evanston, Unita County, Wyoming. On the Census of 1920 and 1930, they lived in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He drove a supply truck for city schools.
Lelah Ethel Elliott, daughter of Elisha Elliott and Alice Elleman, was born 30 May 1888, in Jasper County, Missouri.
She was married 29 April 1909, in Cullison, Pratt County, Kansas, to Emory Fremont Gordon, who was born 18 April 1887, in Hallowell, Cherokee County, Kansas, son of John J Gordon (born Indiana) and Hannah Louise Pickering (born North Carolina);
Emory died 30 June 1951; Lelah died in 1978, both in Sumner County, Kansas, buried in Argonia Cemetery, Argonia, Sumner County, Kansas.
Errol T Elliott, son of Elisha Elliott and Alice Elleman, was born 10 November 1894, in Alba, Jasper County, Missouri. Errol T. Elliott wrote that he remembered moving in a covered wagon in 1898 from Missouri to Pratt County, Kansas.
He served with the American Friends Service Committee doing relief work during World War I (1917-1919).
He was married 25 December 1916, to Ruby M Kelly, born October 1897, in Wellsford Township, Kiowa County, Kansas, died 1973, daughter of George Kelly (born February 1853, Ohio) and Hattie M ___, (born September Illinois)
In the 1920 U.S. census Errol T. and wife Ruby Elliott were living in Haviland, Kiowa County, Kansas.
In 1929, Errol T and Ruby moved from Monthly Meeting, Haviland, Kansas, to Stafford, Kansas, Monthly meeting; On 4 December 1930, they were given a letter to M E Church, south of Tyrone, Oklahoma.
From the inside dust jacket of his book "Quakers on the American Frontier":
"Errol T. Elliott - The author writes out of rich experiences in 20th century Quakerism - particularly its midwestern development. He writes with a love for his "homeland" that provided the nurture for his far-ranging ministry among Friends. Born in Missouri, he moved as a young boy with his family by covered wagon to Kansas.
"Following his formal education at Haviland Friends Acadamy and Friends University in Kansas, Iliff School of Theology and University of Colorado, he served as Spiritual Life Secretary of Five Years Meeting (now Friends United Meeting) from 1930 to 1936. He was pastor of the First Friends Meeting of Indianapolis for two periods of ministry from 1936 to 1942 and 1957 to 1965. He was President of William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, from 1942 to 1944.
"From 1944 to 1957 he was General Secretary of the Five Years Meeting and editor of "The American Friends (now "Quaker Life").
"His service to worldwide Quakerism was given as Assistant Clerk of the Third World Conference of Friends in Oxford, England, in 1952, and as chairman of the Friends World Committee from 1952 to 1958.
"His concern for the improved training for Quaker leadership led him to become the first chairman for the Board of Advisors for the newly established Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana.
"His travels in the Friends ministry not only retraced the many American trails of Quaker migrations but also took him to Europe during World War I, in 1940, 1946, 1954 and 1957. He visited Friends in Kenya in 1953, in Cuba and Jamaica in 1955. An around the world trip in 1961 took him to Friends in Kenya, India, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan."
From The William Wade Hinshaw Kansas Quaker Meeting Records, Volume IV, Selby Publishing & Printing: Haviland Monthly Meeting, Kansas
12.4.1909 - Alice S. & son Errol T. received on certificate from Stafford Monthly Meeting
12.4.1920 - Errol T. Elliott & Ruby, given letter to M.E. Church, south of Tyrone, Oklahoma
Errol died 4 March 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana;
Norma Faye Gordon, daughter of Lela Elliott and Emory Gordon, was born 26 February 1910.
She was married 14 October 1931 to Beverly Harsh.
Helen Maurine Gordon, daughter of Lela Elliott and Emory Gordon, was born 22 November 1913.
She was married 27 December 1936, to James Herbertson.
Thelma Orpha Pearson, daughter of Nellie May Pearson and Orphe Miller, was born 3 April 1884, in Russiaville, Indiana, and raised by her paternal grandfather, as his daughter.
She was married/1 to Lawrence Baeckelman, of Logansport, Indiana, whom she divorced prior to October 1927.
She was married/2 to Paul Alfred Hill.
She was married/3, 8 December 1933, in Denver, Colorado, the 2nd wife of, Lawrence Peter Bellarts, who was born 20 January 1897, in St. Paul, Oregon.
Thelma died 8 May 1967, of a cerebral hemorrhage, at Bay General Hospital, in Chula Vista, California. They are buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego.
Joyce Ethylee Harsh, daughter of Norma Faye Gordon and Beverly Harsh, was born 3 March 1933.
She was married 9 June 1952, to Melvin Stephens.
Larry Wayne Harsh, son of Norma Faye Gordon and Beverly Harsh, was born 4 May 1935.
He was married 25 July 1960 to Wilda Ervin
Elizabeth Ann Bellarts, daughter of Thelma Orpha Pearson and Lawrence Peter Bellarts, was born 14 July 1933, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
She was married 5 January 1951, in Yuma, Arizona, to Donald Richard Thompson Sr., who was born 25 November 1928, in San Diego, California, son of George W. Thompson and Mildred P. Coffin.
The children were born in San Diego, California.