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We know very little about our Cain family, but two years ago, we didn't know we had a Cain family, so we're ahead of the game.  Other than that, my thanks to Preston Todd, Louie B. Cain and Wendy Hudson who shared their information with me.

Patricia O'Connor

Descendants of Thomas Cain

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 CAIN was born Abt. 1730, and died May 1794 in Caroline Co., MD. He married (1) CATHERINE FORCUM July 27, 1753 in DE. He married (2) FRANCES SMITH June 12, 1790 in Caroline Co., MD.

Notes for THOMAS CAIN:

1790 census for Mispellon Hundred, Kent Co., DE is taken from a tax list. It has both Thomas Cain and Thomas Cain, Jr.  Also has Othinial, John and Francis. Othinial is probably where our Othniel Colescott, son of Rhoda, got his name. =========================================================================

Thomas Sr.'s will is dated 7-14-1794, probate 1-9-1795.  Receiving grants from this will are: son, John Cain's widow; Thomas' wife Frances; son William; son Thomas, and daughter Els (presumably abbreviation for Elizabeth).



       i. JOHN2 CAIN, d. abt. 1794, Kent Co., Delaware.

       ii. WILLIAM CAIN, d. aft. 1794

      iii. ELISABETH CAIN, d. aft. 1794; m. ANDREW.

2.iv.THOMAS CAIN, JR., b. abt. 1754, Mispillion Hun., Kent Co., DE;
       d. Bet. October 17 - November 15, 1799, Kent Co., DE.

Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS2 CAIN, JR. (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1754 in Mispillion Hun.,
Kent Co., DE, and died Bet. October 17 - November 15, 1799 in Kent Co., DE.
He married EUNICE (HUBBARD?) Bet. 1765 - 1770 in Kent Co., DE.

Notes for THOMAS CAIN, JR.:

There were, apparently, two Thomas Cains, people on internet are searching
for Thomas, son of Thomas Daniel, who married Celia Steelman, that is not
our line.

We can find no verification for Eunice's last name, everyone seems to accept 
it, however, the LDS ancestral file has a marriage for a Thomas Cain and Unice Hubbard,
ca 1744, Davie, NC. source #2034512. She was b. 1728.  Does this mean there were
two women named Eunice or Unicey who married Thomas Cains?  Or, is this record incorrect?
I haven't had time to look at it yet.
Thomas, Jr. made out his will, and signed it on Oct. 17, 1799. The Executors,
along with Ralph Colescott, were in court on November 15, 1799. This establishes
the date of his death.

See Thomas's will 


Ref. Calendar of Kent Co., DE Probate Records 1680-1800, p. 441. Unicey
Cain witnessed a will made 2/2/1791 at Mispellon Hundred


3.  i. NANCY3 CAIN, b. Bet. 1770 - 1780.
   ii. DANIEL CAIN, b. Bef. 1778, Kent Co., DE; d. Abt. 1841; m. SARAH MASTEN,
	October 10, 1805.

Notes for DANIEL CAIN:

I doubt if this is the same Daniel. The man who married Sarah Masten was
married in NC in 1789, yet in 1799 to 1804 he was back in Kent Co., DE. 
administering his father's will
4. iii. JOHN CAIN, b. 1779; d. March 06, 1828, Franklin Co., IN. 5. iv. RHODA CAIN, b. February 01, 1788, Md or DE; d. unknown. Generation No. 3 3. NANCY3 CAIN (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1770 - 1780. She married JOHN BROWN Abt. 1795. Nancy is not buried in the Brown Farm Cemetery, neither is John. Apparently, this is not the same piece of land. Notes for NANCY CAIN: Nancy and her son Tilghman are proven by her father's will. In Kent Co., DE Cemetery Records I found the Brown Farm Cemetery Brown, Emmor b. 2-27-1876 d. 9-13-1876 son of Lydia & Joseph Brown, John b. 1-26-1826 d. 6-12-1861 son of Mary & Tilghman Brown, Mary b. 7-4-1801 d. 12-30-1881 wife of Tilghman Brown, Solomon b. 5-30-1832 d. 9-6-1852 son of Mary & Tilghman Brown, Tilghman b. 9-24-1796 d. 11-6-1854 husb. of Mary Brown, Tilghman b. 7-27-1829 d. 6-29-1851 son of Mary & Tilghman Brown, Wesley b. 3-29-1835 d. 7-2-1867 son of Mary & Tilghman Cain, Elizabeth b. 8-29-1861 d. 9-1-1862 dau of Elizabeth & John Cain, Elizabeth Brown b. 8-31-1822 d. 9-14-1861 consort of John Cain, dau of Mary & Tilghman Cain, John b. 11-1-1821 d. 5-11-1869 husb. of Elizabeth (I have put together Nancy's line from this information.) Child of NANCY CAIN and JOHN BROWN is: 6. i. TILGHMAN4 BROWN, b. September 24, 1796, Kent Co., DE; d. November 06, 1854, Kent Co., DE. 4. JOHN3 CAIN (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1779, and died March 06, 1828 in Franklin Co., IN. He married ELIZABETH MORGAN 1806 in Kent Co., DE. Children of JOHN CAIN and ELIZABETH MORGAN are: 7. i. CORNELIUS4 CAIN, b. August 1808, Mispillion Hun., Kent Co., DE; d. June 28, 1903, Danville, IL. 8. ii. JOHN CAIN, b. 1810, Kent Co., DE;. 9. iii. ELI CAIN, b. 1816, Kent Co., DE; . iv. JAMES CAIN, b. Kent Co., DE; md.. MARGARET STEVENS, May 26, 1836, Franklin, IN. v. MARCELLUS CAIN, b. Kent Co., DE; . vi. JONATHAN CAIN, b. March 06, 1819, Kent Co., DE; m. SARAH WINANS, November 16, 1843, Franklin Co., IN. 10. vii. HENRY CAIN, b. 1820, Kent Co., DE; . 11. viii. WESLEY CAIN, b. 1828, Kent Co., DE; . 5. RHODA3 CAIN (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born February 01, 1788 in Md or DE, and died December 22, 1850. She married RALPH COLESCOTT Abt. 1799 in MD. Notes for RHODA CAIN: This marriage is pretty well proven. Cannot find marriage license or any other information. Louie B. Cain sent me Thomas' will, leaving a legacy to his daughter, Rhoda. This legacy was paid to Ralph Colescott! I found the Wheatley Family Plot in Kent County, DE Cemetery Records, p. 967. I have been told that this cemetery is on White's Lane, Whiteleysburg, MD, just across tha state line from Kent Co. DE Colescott, Rhoda b. 2-1-1788 d. 12-22-1850 Dehority, Nancy b. 10-6-1803 d.- 6-30-1851, dau of Nancy & George Traverse, Mary b. 1762 d. 10-12-1844 Whiteley, Elizabeth b. 3-13-1788 d, 12-20-1851, wife of Col. William Note: Elizabeth was Elizabeth BAYNARD, md Col William Mar 14, 1809 Whiteley, Col. William b. 1752 d. 8-19-1815, husb. of Elizabeth Note: Col. William Whiteley was married Feb 25th 1778 to Sarah BAYNARD; md Mar 14, 1809, Elizabeth BAYNARD Whiteley, John Baynard b. 3-13-1814 d. 12-19-1849, son of Col Wm. & Eliz. Whiteley, Nancy b. 12-21-1780 d. 2-17-1808, wife of Dr. William Whiteley, Dr. William b. 2-14-1774 d. 10-27-1859, husb. of Nancy Whiteley, Sarah b. no date d. 9-24-1797 Note: Sarah was Sarah BAYNARD, the first wife of Col. William Whiteley Whiteley, Henry b. 12-9-1811 d. 4-22-1837, son of Col William and Elizabeth Note: Henry is identified in Beneath These Stones, Vol I as Thomas Henry Whiteley Whiteley, Warren b. 12-1800 d. 6-27-1801, son of Mary & William This Rhoda is the daughter of John Colescott and Sarah Swiggett. Notes for RALPH COLESCOTT: Ralph's age is a problem as he gave different info all the time. 1790 he is not on the census, only a John/taken from tax list 1800 DE census 16-26 1774-1784 1810 DE census no breakdown only total of four people shown 1820 DE census 26-45 1775-1794 1827 Brookville, Franklin Co. census shows him with a total of nine people 1830 IN census 70-80 1750-1760 In 1826, when he married Ruth, the newspaper reported him as age 60 making him b. 1766 I also wonder about Ralph and women. I can find out nothing about his first three marriages, other than the name and date of Mary Swiggett. However, Rhoda was expecting a settlement from her father's estate, which Ralph received: Ruth was expecting a settlement for her deceased husband's estate when Ralph married her. (Cain will) Was Ralph a gigalo, preying on women who had a little money? I wish we could find information on his first three marriages! ******************************************************************************* It is likely that the James S. Colescott, who first appears on the 1810 Caroline Co., MD census and then on the 1820 Franklin Co., IN. census was either a son or a brother to Ralph, Ralph was married 5 times, that means 2 marriages before Mary Swiggett. I got my break in this line from World Family Tree. I found a Rhoda Cain who married Ralph Colescott in Maryland. (Source: Broderbund WFT Vol.4, Ed. 1, Tree # 0567) FTM gave me the name of the submitter, a Ms Mary L. Caine of Ocean City, MD. But when I wrote and asked if she could tell me where I could find the info, she never answered. Ralph mentioned a Jonathan Cain in his will, Jonathan is a son of John and Elizabeth (Morgan) Colescott. From Indiana Source book pg 62 "Additional Information From the Franklin Depository" Dec. 4, 1826. Married: Ralph Colescott, late of Maryland, age 60, to Mrs. Ruth Updyke, October 17, 1826. She was his fifth bride, he her third husband." Ralph moved to Indiana prior to 1826 when he married Ruth. According to the 1827 census of Brookville he was enumerated with 9 people. Source Indiana Source Book, B:2:8 ****************************************************************************** Unfortunately, Ralph does not name any of his children in his will, except Henry. But those who rec'd money from his estate were Othniel, Ralph. Jr., Henry, James Logan, who married Elizabeth Colescott, and Harrison Colescott. I originally thought Harrison was probably Ralph's son since he is mentioned in the will, but so is James Logan, and according to Harrison's age, he could be one of James' sons. It is more probable that his wife, Rhoda Colescott was Ralph's daughter. *************************************************************************** It is probable that Ralph was buried in the Dickerson Cem. in one of the unmarked graves. See below Dickerson Cemetery (records found on Franklin Co., IN website) The Dickerson Cemetery was moved to the New Fairfield Cemetery during the lake construction. The listing is very poor. I have looked in 3 different libraries, this is the only listing I can find. Dickerson Cemetery is known as Cemetery # 7 in the New Fairfield Cemetery. Ruth Colescott Died 1877 John Dickerson Born 1812 7 unmarked graves John Dickerson No Dates John G. Dickerson Died 1841 Caroline Dickerson Died 1839 John F, Dickerson Died 1882 This is probably Ruth's son Children of RHODA CAIN and RALPH COLESCOTT are: 12. i. HENRY4 COLESCOTT, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810, , Caroline, MD; d. November 08, 1843, Brookville, Fra, IN. 13. ii. RHODA COLESCOTT, b. Abt. 1812; d. Bef. 1844. (see note above) 14. iii. ELIZABETH COLESCOTT, b. Abt. 1813, MD; d. October 05, 1904, Brookville, Fra., IN. Generation No. 4 6. TILGHMAN4 BROWN (NANCY3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 24, 1796 in Kent Co., DE, and died November 06, 1854 in Kent Co., DE. He married MARY. Children of TILGHMAN BROWN and MARY are: 15. i. ELIZABETH5 BROWN, b. August 31, 1822, Kent Co., DE; d. September 14, 1861, Kent Co., DE. ii. JOHN BROWN, b. January 26, 1826, Kent Co., DE; d. June 12, 1861, Kent Co., DE. iii. TILGHMAN BROWN, JR., b. July 27, 1829, Kent Co., DE; d. June 29, 1851, Kent Co., DE. iv. SOLOMON BROWN, b. May 30, 1832, Kent Co., DE; d. September 06, 1852, Kent Co., DE. v. WESLEY BROWN, b. March 29, 1835, Kent Co., DE; d. July 02, 1867, Kent Co., DE. 7. CORNELIUS4 CAIN (JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born August 1808 in Mispillion Hun., Kent Co., DE, and died June 28, 1903 in Danville, IL. He married ELIZA ANN CLEMENTS August 17, 1836 in Franklin Co., IN. More About CORNELIUS CAIN: Occupation: Doctor Children of CORNELIUS CAIN and ELIZA CLEMENTS are: i. SARAH ELIZABETH5 CAIN, b. August 30, 1838, Franklin Co., IN; d. 1929; m. ORLANDO HAMILTON. ii. GEORGE W. CAIN, b. January 17, 1841, Franklin Co., IN; d. Bef. 1850. iii. MARY ELLEN CAIN, b. January 01, 1844, Franklin Co., IN; d. June 23, 1845. iv. HOMER CAIN, b. April 12, 1846, Franklin Co., IN; d. August 1892; m. FLORENCE STURTEVANT, June 27, 1871. v. NANCY BURTT CAIN, b. December 12, 1848, Franklin Co., IN; d. June 05, 1939; m. THOMAS M. SMITH, November 21, 1877. vi. ALBERT CAIN, b. November 04, 1851, Franklin Co., IN; d. August 1942; m. HANNAH JANE BROOKER, July 19, 1876. 16. vii. JOHN WESLEY CAIN, b. July 09, 1854, Franklin Co., IN; d. January 07, 1945. viii. EMILY CLEMENTS CAIN, b. March 03, 1857, Decatur Co., IN; d. May 16, 1940; m. JOHN D. BELL, July 26, 1883. ix. ELMER ELLSWORTH CAIN, b. July 10, 1859, Decatur Co., IN; d. January 26, 1890; m. SOPHRONIA HOLMES, August 15, 1883. 8. JOHN4 CAIN (JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1810 in Kent Co., DE. He married NANCY. Children of JOHN CAIN and NANCY are: i. CHARLES5 CAIN, b. 1833, DE. ii. ANN L. CAIN, b. 1837, DE. iii. FLETCHER CAIN, b. 1839, DE. iv. JANE E. CAIN, b. 1841, DE. v. THEODORE CAIN, b. 1845, DE. 9. ELI4 CAIN (JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1816 in Kent Co., DE. He married SARAH ANN MCCOY March 10, 1841 in Franklin Co., IN. Children of ELI CAIN and SARAH MCCOY are: i. JOHN5 CAIN, b. 1844. ii. MARY CAIN, b. 1846. iii. SUSAN CAIN, b. April 1850. 10. HENRY4 CAIN (JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1820 in Kent Co., DE. He married LAURA. More About HENRY CAIN: Occupation: Painter Child of HENRY CAIN and LAURA is: i. MARY5 CAIN, b. 1848. 11. WESLEY4 CAIN (JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1828 in Kent Co., DE. He married ELIZABETH BRICOUNT March 27, 1839 in Franklin, IN. Children of WESLEY CAIN and ELIZABETH BRICOUNT are: i. CHARLOTTE5 CAIN, b. 1844. ii. LAURA CAIN, b. 1849. 12. HENRY4 COLESCOTT (RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Bet. 1800 - 1810 in , Caroline, MD, and died November 08, 1843 in Brookville, Fra, IN. He married SARAH GILBERT April 15, 1831 in Brookville, Fran, IN. Notes for HENRY COLESCOTT: From "Miscellaneous Records of Shelby County, IN, pp 1830-1875 by Maurice Holmes "Assesssed Taxpayers of 1842, Shelby County, IN" Colescott, Henry Poll Addison Twp. no real estate Assessment $175.00 From the (Brookville) Indiana American, Nov. 10., 1843, pg 3, col 3 DIED.-- In this place on Wednesday night last, Mr. Henry Colescott, of this place, and formerly of Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Ind., aged about 40 years. We are unable to locate a will for Henry in Shelby Co., the only thing found was a receipt for $10.00 for costs pd to I. Vernon, Clerk of the court for "my costs". I have checked Shelby Co., 1850 census page by page, I cannot find Sarah, nor Mary, nor James, anywhere. They are not in Franklin Co., I've checked all sorts of spellings of Colescott. I have checked the pre 1850 marriages in Indiana, No marriage for a Sarah COLESCOTT at all. Did she leave the state after Henry died? Did she perhaps go to her parents in another state and marry there? In 1860, Mary is already married, there are no Pannels in the state with a wife, Sarah. Sarah is lost! James shows up on the 1860 Vigo Co. census, working as a farm laborer in Linton Twp. Children of HENRY COLESCOTT and SARAH GILBERT are: 17. i. WILLIAM G.5 COLESCOTT, b. January 1832, Indiana; d. September 19, 1915, Paris, Edgar, Il. 18. ii. MARY M. COLESCOTT, b. November 19, 1832, Highland, Fran, Indiana; d. August 31, 1907, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. 19. iii. RHODA A COLESCOTT, b. May 09, 1836, , Shelby, Ind; d. 1922. iv. JAMES H. COLESCOTT, b. Abt. 1840. Notes for JAMES H. COLESCOTT: James witnessed his brother William's will and appeared in court on Apr 15, 1915. 1880 census has a James Colescott, wife Lyda, but he is age 40, should be 49 or 50??? 13. RHODA4 COLESCOTT (RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1812, and died Bef. 1844. She married HARRISON COLESCOTT December 09, 1830 in Franklin Co., IN. Notes for HARRISON COLESCOTT: I believe that this is the son of James S. Sr., see 1830 census, 1 male b. 1810-1815 Ref. Franklin Co., Ind Court Records Civil Order Book #5 pg 324 A list of petit jurors for 2nd week of Aug. term included Harrison Coalscott 1840 census shows 1 male under 5, 1 5-10 and 1 30-40 2 females under 5, and 1 20-30, so she is not our Rhoda. They are not on the 1850 census for Indiana. Children of RHODA COLESCOTT and HARRISON COLESCOTT are: i. MALE5 COLESCOTT, b. Bet. 1830 - 1835. ii. MALE COLESCOTT, b. Bet. 1835 - 1840. iii. FEMALE COLESCOTT, b. Bet. 1835 - 1840. 14. ELIZABETH4 COLESCOTT (RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1813 in MD, and died October 05, 1904 in Brookville, Fra., IN. She married JAMES LOGAN August 07, 1834 in Franklin, Indiana. Notes for ELIZABETH COLESCOTT: Her marriage license under COALSCOTT Children of ELIZABETH COLESCOTT and JAMES LOGAN are: i. JAMES F.5 LOGAN, b. 1836, IN.; m. MARY A. TEMPLETON, October 09, 1862, Franklin Co., IN. ii. SEREPTA A. LOGAN, b. 1838, Franklin Co., IN.; m. RICHARD DENNELSBECK, January 03, 1861, Franklin Co., IN. iii. ELLEN M. LOGAN, b. 1840, IN.. iv. MINERVA LOGAN, b. 1840. v. ELIZABETH LOGAN, b. 1842, IN.; m. THOMAS B. HAYWARD, September 05, 1867, Franklin Co., IN. Notes for ELIZABETH LOGAN: There is a marriage for an Elizbeth L. Logan to Thomas B. Hayward, in Franklin Co., on 9-5-1867 bk 8, pg 508. I don't know if it is her or not, but probably is. vi. MARGARET LOGAN, b. 1846, IN.. vii. MARY L. LOGAN, b. 1846, IN.. viii. WINFIELD LOGAN, b. 1848, IN.. ix. VANDERLAN LOGAN, b. 1848, IN.. Generation No. 5 15. ELIZABETH5 BROWN (TILGHMAN4, NANCY3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born August 31, 1822 in Kent Co., DE, and died September 14, 1861 in Kent Co., DE. She married JOHN CAIN Bef. 1861. Child of ELIZABETH BROWN and JOHN CAIN is: i. ELIZABETH6 CAIN, b. August 29, 1861; d. September 01, 1862. 16. JOHN WESLEY5 CAIN (CORNELIUS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 09, 1854 in Franklin Co., IN, and died January 07, 1945. He married MARY ELIZABETH HOWARD May 03, 1877. Children of JOHN CAIN and MARY HOWARD are: i. MILDRED6 CAIN, b. April 05, 1878, KS; d. June 1920; m. AUGUST SPOHN. ii. FLORENCE EMILY CAIN, b. August 30, 1881, Cicero, Hamilton Co., IN; d. September 13, 1973. iii. EDITH MARY CAIN, b. December 28, 1882, Westfield, Hamilton Co., IN; m. BENJAMIN KOOS, February 19, 1908. iv. RUTH MARJORIE CAIN, b. May 05, 1892, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN. 20. v. HOWARD HAMILTON CAIN, b. October 06, 1893, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN; d. April 11, 1970. vi. GERTRUDE CAIN, b. Private. 17. WILLIAM G.5 COLESCOTT (HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born January 1832 in Indiana, and died September 19, 1915 in Paris, Edgar, Il. He married SARAH JANE SMITH June 22, 1865 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In, daughter of SIMON SMITH and LUCINDA WILMOTH. Notes for WILLIAM G. COLESCOTT: William was a blacksmith. On the 1850 census, he is 18 years old, living with the Willson family and was a blacksmith. I find a will and estate papers for Wm in Edgar Co., IL; Box 164, Book 9. William was 33 years old when he married Sarah, could he be the same William who married Nancy E. Huttone in Henry Co., IN in 1854? he would have been 22 years old. Ref. The History of Edgar Co., IL publ. 1879 shows William Colescott, blacksmith as a taxpayer of Paris Twp. William rec'd a pension for civil War wounds, wound, r. shr & thigh, $4.00 mo Cert. #165,831 Notes for SARAH JANE SMITH: Sarah is living with the Henry H. Wiseman family on the 1860 census, Wash. Co. She is listed as "orphan", George & Serena are living in Vigo Co. with Lucinda and John Whiteman. No John, perhaps he was a Whiteman, John Jr?? Child of WILLIAM COLESCOTT and SARAH SMITH is: 21. i. HENRY ELSWORTH6 COLESCOTT, b. Abt. 1871, IN. 18. MARY M.5 COLESCOTT (HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born November 19, 1832 in Highland, Fran, Indiana, and died August 31, 1907 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. She married (1) JAMES SPRADLING FRED March 10, 1853 in Highland Twp., Franklin, IN, son of SAMUEL FRED and SARAH SPRADLING. She married (2) WILLIAM H. MOORE December 31, 1865 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. From the (Brookville) Indiana American, Fri. April 1, 1853 pg 2, col 7 MARRIED--On the 12th day of March, Mr. James Fred to Miss Mary M. Colescott --- of Highland township. Mary's obituary from the Terre Haute Tribune, Sep 1, 1907 Mrs. Mary Moore Mrs. Mary Moore, aged 74 years, died at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George F. Smith, 1229 North Fourth street. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. George F. Smith, Mrs. Thadeus Barr and Mrs. Lottie Halberstadt of Tolona, Ill.; two brothers, William G. Colescott of Paris, Ill., and James Colescott of this city; one sister, R. Rhoda Rigdon of Morristown, Ind.; twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. She was a member of the John P. Baird Relief corps. The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Smith, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Terre Haute Morning Star ran the following on Mon. Sep 2, 1907. Funeral of Mrs. Mary Moore The funeral of Mrs. Mary Moore will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Smith, Fourth street and Fourth avenue. John P. Baird Post and the W. R. C., of which Mrs. Moore was a member, will attend the services in a body. Burial at Highland Lawn. Mary's death certificate shows her birthdate and place, parents names and birthplaces. However, her mother's name is given as L. Pannell. For years we searched for her, then I sent for marriage licenses for any Coalscott or Colescott. Here we rec'd the marriage license for Henry and Sarah Gilbert. But we can find no marriage for a Sarah Colescott and a Pannell. More About MARY M. COLESCOTT: Burial Site: Sec. 6, Lot 145 N1/2 Woodlawn Cem. Terre Haute Interests: a member of John P. Baird Relief Corps. Notes for JAMES SPRADLING FRED: James worked as a laborer at a flour mill in Ascension, Sullivan Co., IN. in 1860. In Sept. 1861, he went into Terre Haute and when he came back, he told Mary that he had enlisted, He served in the 31st Indiana Volunteer Reg't., Co. E. James was ill with typhoid fever and as the regiment was on their way to the battle at Fort Donaldson, Kentucky, he, with the other men who were ill were dropped off at a field hospital at Smithland, in western Kentucky, where he died about a month later. More About JAMES SPRADLING FRED: Burial Site: 1862, Smithland town cemetery, Smithland, KY Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1862, Civil War Military Unit: Co. E, 31st Indiana Vol. Occupation: mill hand Notes for WILLIAM H. MOORE: From the Terre Haute Evening Gazette, Sat. Mar. 12, 1904, pg 7, col 3 William H. Moore William H. Moore, 64 years old, died at Lafayette Friday night at 11 o'clock at the Old Soldiers' Home of which institution he was an inmate. Mr. Moore was the grandfather of Mrs. Art Gillis, wife of the assistant to Undertaker H. I Stees. Mr. Gillis went to Lafayette this morning and will accompany the remains to the city. The body will be taken to the home of Mrs. Rhoda Smith on south Fourth street, a daughter of the deceased. Mr. Moore was a carpenter for many years. William was a sergeant in the 110th U.S. Colored Reg't. He lived in Franklin Co. Ill when he enlisted. William was recovering at the hospital at Smithland, KY when James Fred was brought in, he helped to nurse him and wrote letters for him. It was William who said James was buried 'on a hill overlooking the river, his feet pointing towards home.' After the war, William, a widower, came to Terre Haute and looked up Mary and they were married. They had no children together. More About WILLIAM H. MOORE: Burial Site: Sec 6 Lot 145 Woodlawn Cem. Terre Haute. In Military service: Co. C, 110th United States Colored Volunteer Infantry Children of MARY COLESCOTT and JAMES FRED are: 22. i. EMERY ENGLISH6 FREAD, b. June 20, 1855, Ascension, Sullivan, Indiana; d. August 31, 1906, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. 23. ii. RHODA ANN FREAD, b. April 21, 1856, Ascension, Sullivan, Indiana; d. February 17, 1939, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. 24. iii. SARAH A. FREAD, b. June 19, 1861, Ascension, Sullivan, Indiana. 19. RHODA A5 COLESCOTT (HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 09, 1836 in , Shelby, Ind, and died 1922. She married (1) WILLIAM J BUCKINGHAM Abt. 1856 in , Shelby, IN, son of BUCKINGHAM and MARY WALDSMITH. She married (2) WILLIAM W RIGDON March 01, 1868 in Shelby, In. Notes for RHODA A COLESCOTT: On 1850 census, Rhoda is living with Garrison Stephens and his wife Mary GILBERT (apparently Sarah's sister) Notes for WILLIAM J BUCKINGHAM: Died in the Civil War I found William on 1850 census, Shelby Co., IN, Van Buren Twp. , p. 306, living with H. N. Law, wife Eliza A. b. Ohio also, probably a sister. Children of RHODA COLESCOTT and WILLIAM BUCKINGHAM are: 25. i. JAMES W6 BUCKINGHAM, b. Abt. 1857, In. 26. ii. SARAH A. BUCKINGHAM, b. Abt. 1860, Shelby Co., IN; d. Shelby Co., IN. Children of RHODA COLESCOTT and WILLIAM RIGDON are: 27. iii. CHARLES A6 RIGDON, b. In. iv. INFANT RIGDON, b. In. 28. v. THADDEUS L RIGDON, b. March 04, 1871, In. Generation No. 6 20. HOWARD HAMILTON6 CAIN (JOHN WESLEY5, CORNELIUS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born October 06, 1893 in Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, and died April 11, 1970. He met THELMA LOUISE TANNER Private. Children of HOWARD CAIN and THELMA TANNER are: i. THOMAS HAYDEN7 CAIN, b. Private; m. BARBARA ANN TAYMAN COURTNEY, Private. 29. ii. MARY HOWARD CAIN, b. Private. 21. HENRY ELSWORTH6 COLESCOTT (WILLIAM G.5, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1871 in IN. He married REBECCA L. MORROW January 22, 1893 in Edgar Co., IL. Notes for HENRY ELSWORTH COLESCOTT: Henry was living in Robinson, Crawford, IL when his father died in 1915, A 1908 City Directory of Paris, ILL. shows Harry E. Colescott, wife Rebecca L. empl. Foley Carriage Wks. h. E. Jasper William G. Colescott, wife Sadie h. 613 Tanner Children of HENRY COLESCOTT and REBECCA MORROW are: i. WILLIAM E.7 COLESCOTT, b. 1894; m. SADIE. ii. FOREST H. COLESCOTT, b. 1898. 22. EMERY ENGLISH6 FREAD (MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born June 20, 1855 in Ascension, Sullivan, Indiana, and died August 31, 1906 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. He married MARY TOMELSON March 22, 1875 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois. Notes for EMERY ENGLISH FREAD: Emery was a cooper, he died after a fall out of a window at his place of employment. Mom said everyone loved him, he was a good and gentle man. He is buried at Highland Lawn Cem. Terre Haute, with his wife. Children of EMERY FREAD and MARY TOMELSON are: 30. i. CHARLES JAMES7 FREAD, b. March 23, 1876, Terre Haute, Vigo, In; d. July 22, 1960, Terre Haute, Vigo, In. 31. ii. WILLIAM ARTHUR FREAD, b. January 26, 1878, Terre Haute, Vigo, In; d. 1956. iii. JOSEPHINE FREAD, b. Abt. 1880. 32. iv. GERTRUDE MARY FREAD, b. August 27, 1881, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. 1972, Vancouver, Brit. Columbia, Canada. 33. v. MABEL FREAD, b. July 07, 1885, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. October 28, 1945, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. vi. GRACE CARRIE FREAD, b. November 07, 1888, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind; d. January 07, 1970, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind; m. WALTER Q. WORSHAM. 23. RHODA ANN6 FREAD (MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 21, 1856 in Ascension, Sullivan, Indiana, and died February 17, 1939 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. She married GEORGE THOMAS SMITH March 12, 1874 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, son of SIMON SMITH and LUCINDA WILMOTH. Notes for RHODA ANN FREAD: From the Terre Haute Tribune, Sat. Feb.18, 1939, pg 2, col 7 Mrs. Rhoda Smith Mrs. Rhoda Smith, 82 years old, died at noon Friday at the residence 333 North Eighteenth street. She is survived by two sons, Roy Wilbur Smith, of Dunmore, Ky. and Ray Thomas Smith of Terre Haute; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Gillis Funeral home, where friends may call until 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at which time the body will be taken to the Locust street Evangelical church to lie in state until the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Highland Lawn. More About RHODA ANN FREAD: Burial Site: Highland Lawn Cem. Terre Haute, In Sec 6; lot 289, blk S1/2 Notes for GEORGE THOMAS SMITH: From the Terre Haute Tribune, Fri. Nov. 28, 1924, pg 2, col 5 George T. Smith George T. Smith, 70 years old, died at 1 o'clock Friday morning at the residence. 1352 Third avenue. he is survived by the wife, Roda; three sons, Fred L., Ray T., and Roy W. Smith and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Colescott, of Paris, Ill., and Mrs. Belle helmar. The decedant was a member of the Tammy Tribe of Red Men and a charter member of the stationary engineers' union. He came to Terre Haute when he was six years old. He has held three positions in his life time. For 23 years he was with the Paddock flour mills; afterwards he was with the Terre Haute Water company for a number of years, and at the time of his death, he was employed by the Terre Haute Brewing company. More About GEORGE THOMAS SMITH: Burial Site: Highland Lawn Cem. Terre Haute, Sec 6, Lot 289, Blk S 1/2 Occupation: stationary engineer Children of RHODA FREAD and GEORGE SMITH are: 34. i. MAUDE JANE7 SMITH, b. September 05, 1875, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN; d. January 10, 1909, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. 35. ii. FREAD LESTER SMITH, b. March 07, 1880, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. December 18, 1932, Chicago, Cook, IL. iii. HARRY H. SMITH, b. May 28, 1885, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. November 20, 1886, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. Notes for HARRY H. SMITH: According to the newspaper 'The Gazette-Terre Haute, Indiana' Thursday, December 2, 1886, Harry, age 1, died of 'cerebral meningitis' "last month". Another newspaper article I have, and there is no name on the paper, shows the following: IT'S SUFFERINGS ENDED Mrs. Geo. Smith's infant died from exposure to last Wednesday's fire. The infant child of Mrs. George Smith which was taken from the burning house on Linton and First streets last Wednesday, died from the effects of its exposure to the smoke and flames Saturday afternoon, and was buried yesturday. The circumstances leading to the death of this little one are particularly sad. The child was in bed in the upper room of the house when the fire was discovered and Mrs. Smith hastened to the room to save the baby. When she threw open the door, she found the room filled with dense, black smoke making it impossible to discern any object in the apartment. She groped her way to the bed, however, and felt over its surface, but could not find the child. Feeling that she, herself, was fast losing consciousness, she hastened, throught the smoke, down the stairway, and staggering into the street, called to Mr. Pat King, who was hurrying toward the home, and by actions and words, indicated that her baby was in the burning building. He at once took a handkerchief from his pocket, tied it about his mouth, and entered the house. On his hands and knees, he crawled to the room and finally felt his way to the bed, but failed to discover the child. He was forced back by the heat and smoke several times but as often crawled back to the bed. He thought he heard a smothered cry of pain beneath the bed and thrusting underneath, passed his hands over the infant. The little one in its struggle for life ahhad rolled from the bed onto the floor. King caught the child into his arms and succeeded in taking it out into fresh air. The infant has since been (unreadable) and its death was expected. Mr. King had a narrow escape from strangulation. To (sic) much praise is due for his heroic rescue of the child. per Index to Death Records, Vigo Co., IN 1882-1920 Harry was 17 months old. 2 diff death dates are given, Nov. 10th Bk H33, pg 5 and Nov 20th 1886, Bk H33, pg 31. Nov. 20th most likely, as that was a Saturday. More About HARRY H. SMITH: Burial Site: November 21, 1886, Woodlawn Cem, Div 35, Lot 10, Block 2, TH iv. ROY WILBUR SMITH, b. June 26, 1889, Indiana; d. Abt. 1965, Dunmore, Muehlenberg, Ky; m. (1) LEOTA, 1917, St. Louis, Mo.; m. (2) GERTRUDE, 1927, Kentucky. More About ROY WILBUR SMITH: Military service: WW I 36. v. RAYMOND THOMAS SMITH, b. June 26, 1889, Indiana; d. Abt. 1940, Douglas, Az. More About RAYMOND THOMAS SMITH Military service: WW I 24. SARAH A.6 FREAD (MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born June 19, 1861 in Ascension, Sullivan, Indiana. She married (1) JAMES H. HALBERSTADT January 31, 1878 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In. She married (2) THADDEUS BARR September 13, 1882 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In. Notes for JAMES H. HALBERSTADT: Mother's notes say James was a very fine musician. James is very probably descended from Anthony Halberstadt, one of the Hession soldiers that George Washington captured Trenton. Child of SARAH FREAD and JAMES HALBERSTADT is: 37. i. NELLIE7 HALBERSTADT, b. March 17, 1879, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. August 09, 1933, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. Children of SARAH FREAD and THADDEUS BARR are: ii. EMERY7 BARR. iii. ARTHUR BARR, b. Abt. 1890, Terre Haute, Vigo, In; d. Abt. 1972, Wisconsin. Notes for ARTHUR BARR: no issue iv. MARIE BARR, b. Abt. 1893, Terre Haute, Vigo, In; d. 1991, Terre Haute, Vigo, In. Notes for MARIE BARR: Marge and Marie were fraternal twins v. MARJORIE BARR, b. Abt. 1893, Terre Haute, Vigo, In; d. Abt. 1978, Terre Haute, Vigo, In; m. JENKINS. 25. JAMES W6 BUCKINGHAM (RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1857 in In. He married MARY LOWDEN October 21, 1880 in Shelby Co., IN. Children of JAMES BUCKINGHAM and MARY LOWDEN are: i. WALTER7 BUCKINGHAM. ii. MAUDE BUCKINGHAM, b. Abt. 1881, Shelby Co., IN; m. ARTHUR TALBERT, October 05, 1901, Shelby Co., IN. iii. GRACE R. BUCKINGHAM, b. December 29, 1888, Shelby Co., IN; m. OCNICE E. CARNEY, August 10, 1910, Shelby Co., IN. 26. SARAH A.6 BUCKINGHAM (RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1860 in Shelby Co., IN, and died in Shelby Co., IN. She married ISAAC SEXTON February 20, 1873 in Shelby Co., IN, son of ENOCH SEXTON and PHOEBE STANSBERRY. Children of SARAH BUCKINGHAM and ISAAC SEXTON are: i. LULU7 SEXTON. ii. RHODA SEXTON, m. PAUL BLACKFORD. iii. WALDO SEXTON. iv. JAMES SEXTON. v. BERT SEXTON. vi. ELBERT SEXTON. vii. WILLIAM SEXTON, b. Abt. 1870; m. GERTRUDE HARRELL. 27. CHARLES A6 RIGDON (RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born in In. He married MATTIE LISHER. Children of CHARLES RIGDON and MATTIE LISHER are: i. RUTH7 RIGDON, m. JOHN HARPER. ii. GOLDIE RIGDON, m. RAY REYNOLDS. iii. DORA RIGDON, m. WILL WILLS. iv. GEORGE RIGDON. 28. THADDEUS L6 RIGDON (RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 04, 1871 in In. He married AUGUSTA YOUNGS. Children of THADDEUS RIGDON and AUGUSTA YOUNGS are: 38. i. RHODA7 RIGDON. 39. ii. WALDO RIGDON. 40. iii. JAMES RIGDON. Generation No. 7 29. MARY HOWARD7 CAIN (HOWARD HAMILTON6, JOHN WESLEY5, CORNELIUS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Private. She married JOHN REED MINTON Private. Children of MARY CAIN and JOHN MINTON are: i. JONATHAN THOMAS8 MINTON, b. Private. ii. ELISABETH LAUREL MINTON, b. Private. iii. JENNIFER MARY MINTON, b. Private. iv. TORRI JANE MINTON, b. Private. 30. CHARLES JAMES7 FREAD (EMERY ENGLISH6, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 23, 1876 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In, and died July 22, 1960 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In. He married LENNA E. O'DELL March 15, 1898 in Olney, Richland, IL. Children of CHARLES FREAD and LENNA O'DELL are: 41. i. WILLIAM O'DELL8 FREAD, b. October 20, 1900, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. ii. MARY B FREAD, b. November 28, 1906; m. EDWARD L BAXTER. 31. WILLIAM ARTHUR7 FREAD (EMERY ENGLISH6, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born January 26, 1878 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In, and died 1956. He met DELLA BRIDGET STEWART June 07, 1906 in Clay Co., IN. Children of WILLIAM FREAD and DELLA STEWART are: 42. i. JOHN WILLIAM8 FREAD. 43. ii. JERRY PAUL FREAD, b. February 25, 1924 in Terre Haute, Indiana Vigo County; d. August 26, 1994, Terre Haute, Indiana Vigo County. 32. GERTRUDE MARY7 FREAD (EMERY ENGLISH6, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born August 27, 1881 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, and died 1972 in Vancouver, Brit. Columbia, Canada. She married JACOB A RUTHERFORD December 04, 1901 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. Child of GERTRUDE FREAD and JACOB RUTHERFORD is: 44. i. THELMA8 RUTHERFORD, b. July 18, 1902, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. May 04, 1952, Seattle, Wash. 33. MABEL7 FREAD (EMERY ENGLISH6, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 07, 1885 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, and died October 28, 1945 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. She married FRANCIS MARION KINTZ December 25, 1903 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. Children of MABEL FREAD and FRANCIS KINTZ are: 45. i. MILDRED8 KINTZ, b. June 09, 1904; d. November 09, 1942, Dayton, Ohio. ii. HELEN GERTRUDE KINTZ, b. June 18, 1906, Terre Haute; m. EMMETT SIPES, August 05, 1928. iii. FREDRICK GRANT KINTZ, b. January 1908; d. March 1908. 34. MAUDE JANE7 SMITH (RHODA ANN6 FREAD, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 05, 1875 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, and died January 10, 1909 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. She married WILLIAM HENRY ABEL March 27, 1895 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind, son of WILLIAM ABEL and ELIZA STEWART. Notes for MAUDE JANE SMITH: Obit from The Terre Haute Sunday Star, Jan 26, 1908, pg 9, col 3, 4. Mrs Maud Abel, 32 years old, died at St. Anthonys Hospital at 4 o'clock yesterday morning from an operation. She leaves a husband, William Abel, three small children, three brothers, Fred, Ray and Roy and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of 1229 North Fourth street. The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, and the burial will be at Highland Lawn Cemetery. Both Maud and William are buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery. Notes for WILLIAM HENRY ABEL: From the Terre Haute Tribune, Fri. Jan 6, 1939, pg 2, col 3 William Abel Funeral services for William Abel, 63 years old, who died Thursday at Union Hospital, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Locust street Evangelical church with interment in Highland Lawn cemetery. The body will be removed from the Gillis Funeral Home to the residence, 1738 North Twelfth street, Friday. Children of MAUDE SMITH and WILLIAM ABEL are: i. WILLIAM GEORGE8 ABEL, b. February 14, 1896, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind; d. August 03, 1896, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. Notes for WILLIAM GEORGE ABEL: Helen says her grandmother said William was picking walnuts and died after falling out of a tree. he was supposedly 10 years old when he died, but the bible says he was 6 mo old?? Her grandmother also said that he died about six months after his mother died, grieved himself to death. Death cert shows a 6 month old. I believe they were thinking of another generation 46. ii. WARREN LESTER ABEL, b. February 12, 1897, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind; d. July 03, 1987, Lodi, CA. 47. iii. WALTER ENGLISH ABEL, b. December 03, 1898, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind; d. August 11, 1962, St. Petersburg, Florida. 48. iv. HELEN OPAL ABEL, b. July 24, 1902, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. 35. FREAD LESTER7 SMITH (RHODA ANN6 FREAD, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 07, 1880 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, and died December 18, 1932 in Chicago, Cook, IL. He married OLA MAE SEXTON June 23, 1902 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, daughter of ALLEN SEXTON and SARAH BROWNING. More about FREAD LESTER SMITH Burial Site: Mt. Carmel Cem. Blue Island, Il Children of FREAD SMITH and OLA SEXTON are: i. GIRL8 SMITH, b. November 20, 1901, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; d. November 20, 1901, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. Notes for GIRL SMITH: This baby was born and died before they were married. Grandma told us about her. ii. GIRL SMITH, b. February 28, 1903, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. February 28, 1903, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. iii. GEORGE ALLEN SMITH, b. November 04, 1904, Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind; d. March 30, 1919, Chicago, Cook, Ill. Notes for GEORGE ALLEN SMITH: Buddy's death certificate shows that he was employed as a japanner in a factory. Before that he had worked as a Western Union boy. All this, and he died at age 15. From the Terre Haute Tribune, Tues, Apr 1, 1919, Pg 2, Col 5 George Smith, 15 years old, died Monday afternoon in a Chicago hospital. He is survived by the father, mother and four sisters, formerly of Terre Haute. The body will be brought to Terre Haute to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Smith, 1356 Third Av. From the Terre Haute Tribune, Tues. Apr. 1, 1919, pg 2, col 5 George Smith George Smith, 15 years old, died Monday afternoon in a Chicago hospital. He is survived by the father, mother and four sisters, formerly of Terre Haute. The body will be brought to Terre Haute to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Smith, 1356 Third avenue. More About GEORGE ALLEN SMITH: Burial Site: Highland Lawn Cem. Terre Haute Occupation: Jappanner 49. iv. RHODA ANN SMITH, b. January 10, 1906, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; d. November 16, 1986, Lamar, MO. 50. v. ELVA ARABELLE SMITH, b. September 07, 1908, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. August 05, 1986, Aurora, Arap., CO. vi. DOROTHY RUTH SMITH, b. November 19, 1912, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana; d. December 06, 1987, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; m. (1) ANTHONY SPRANZA, Abt. 1933; m. (2) CLELLA V. PROCTOR, Abt. 1945, Chicago, Cook, IL. More on CLELLA V> PROCTOR Buck (his nickname) served during WW II in the Asian Theatre, he and Doroth are both buried at Ft. Gibson Nat'l Cem. Ft. Gibson, OK vii. EVELYN MAE SMITH, b. February 28, 1916, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; d. February 28, 1916, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. 51. viii. MAUDE JANE SMITH, b. August 14, 1917, Chicago, Cook, Ill; d. October 19, 1998, El Dorado Spgs, MO. ix. FREAD LESTER SMITH, JR., b. March 27, 1924, St Louis, Missouri; d. April 06, 1945, Germany. Notes for FREAD LESTER SMITH, JR.: Junior was adopted at age 18 months while the family was in St. Louis, Mo. Supposedly, he belonged to a girl living in the rooming house where they were staying and she didn't want him. However, the family had been in St. Louis when Junior was conceived and Fread told his mother that Junior was really his. I believe this, as in his pictures, Junior looks a lot like Kevin did at that age, and Kevin looked a lot like James Fread. Maude says his name was Robert Eugene Davis. Junior joined up when he was 18, that would be in 1942. He tried to join the Marine Corp and was rejected because of his hearing. Then he tried the Air Corps and again was rejected because of his hearing. Last, he tried the Army, they cleaned out his ears and enrolled him. The only thing the army has is his death record. Apparently there was a fire at the St. Louis records center and everything was destroyed except that. Junior was a member of Co. C, 17th Armoured Infantry Battalion and according to his papers "was sent on 6 Apr. 1945 to carry a message from Sensheim (Sachsenheim) Germany to the Battalion Headquarters at Martinsheim, Germany. Soldier was last seen at Ober Ickelsheim, Germany." His army serial number was 16144765 In June of 1949, a memo was sent to the Officer in Charge, Casualty Section, personnel Actions Branch, AGO, changing his status from MIA to KIA, and advising that a burial report was rec'd from the American Graves Registration Service identifying "the body of an "Unknown" St. Arvold, France, as that of Private First Class Fred L. Smith, 16144765." He was awarded a posthumous Purple Heart. A buddy later told the family that Junior and another soldier were sent to take two German officers back to Headquarters for questioning. Apparently the jeep hit a landmine. A farmer found the bodies in his yard. More About FREAD LESTER SMITH, JR.: Burial Site: US Military Cem. St. Avold, France Military service: W.W. II Military Unit: Co. C., 17th Armoured Infantry Batalion, 5th Army: 36. RAYMOND THOMAS7 SMITH (RHODA ANN6 FREAD, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born June 26, 1889 in Indiana, and died Abt. 1940 in Douglas, Az. He married ETHEL BUCKINGHAM June 14, 1915 in Terre Haute, Vigo, In. More About RAYMOND THOMAS SMITH: Military service: WW I, was a driver for General Patton Child of RAYMOND SMITH and ETHEL BUCKINGHAM is: 52. i. EVELYN MAE8 SMITH, b. March 04, 1916, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana; d. January 03, 1966, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana. 37. NELLIE7 HALBERSTADT (SARAH A.6 FREAD, MARY M.5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 17, 1879 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, and died August 09, 1933 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. She married ARTHUR O'FIELD GILLIS Abt. 1898 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, son of PEARL GILLIS and MARY BATES. Notes for ARTHUR O'FIELD GILLIS: Art was the 'leading undertaker in Indiana'. The following found on the internet: Born in Illinois on November 27, 1875, Arthur 0. Gillis moved to Terre Haute at the age of nine. Gillis first learned the funeral trade as an assistant in the Stees & Nisbet firm around 1895. By 1910, Gillis had worked his way up from assistant undertaker to secretary and member of the H. L. Stees-Gillis Co. In 1915, Gillis dissolved his partnership with Stees and established his own business at 647 Cherry Street. By 1924, Gillis's two sons, Chase H. and Kenneth J., assisted their father at the A. 0. Gillis Funeral Home. The firm moved to a new site at 400 N. 7th Street the following year and in the mid 1930s became known as A. 0. Gillis & Sons. In 1940, the funeral home moved again to a more spacious location at 802 Chestnut, was called the Gillis Memory Chapel, and advertised lady attendants and an ambulance service. When A. 0. Gillis died on April 4, 1941, his son Kenneth became funeral director. By 1954, Kenneth's own son, Michael C. Gillis, joined the family business as assistant director and eventually became president of the firm when his father retired in 1966. The Gillis Memory Chapel moved to a new building at 4201 S. 7th Street in January 1974. In 1981, the Gillis Memory Chapel was acquired by Callahan Funeral Home, Inc. and the name changed to the Callahan-Gillis Funeral Home, South Chapel, for a short transitional period between ownership. By 1982, the name Gillis was dropped and 4201 S. 7th Street property was owned by Callahan Funeral Home (South Chapel). Children of NELLIE HALBERSTADT and ARTHUR GILLIS are: 53. i. CHASE HOMER8 GILLIS, b. October 14, 1899, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; d. Abt. 1940, Albuquerque, N.M.. 54. ii. KENNETH J. GILLIS, b. Terre Haute, Vigo, Ind. 38. RHODA7 RIGDON (THADDEUS L6, RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1). She married DEANE BREWER. Children of RHODA RIGDON and DEANE BREWER are: i. STANLEY8 BREWER. ii. CLAYTON BREWER. 39. WALDO7 RIGDON (THADDEUS L6, RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1). He married (1) RUBY WINSLOW. He married (2) EDITH WAINSCOTT. Children of WALDO RIGDON and RUBY WINSLOW are: i. ROBERT8 RIGDON. ii. LELAND RIGDON. iii. MARVIN RIGDON. iv. NORMAN MARECE RIGDON. v. MERVIN RIGDON. 40. JAMES7 RIGDON (THADDEUS L6, RHODA A5 COLESCOTT, HENRY4, RHODA3 CAIN, THOMAS2, THOMAS1). He married (1) ERTHEL WHITACKER. He married (2) ALMA HACHL. Child of JAMES RIGDON and ERTHEL WHITACKER is: i. PHYLLIS8 RIGDON, m. JACK SPEGAL. Return to Main Page See Thomas Cain, Jr.'s will See other Cain Wills