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DAVIESS CO.,

Indiana,

United States

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INTRODUCTION

Daviess County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 29,820. The county seat is Washington.

Daviess County was formed in 1817. It was named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daviess, U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The settlement of the county began along the White River that afforded farmers a convenient means to transport their crops for sale. The county was originally heavily forested in the northeast leading to a thriving timber industry during the first half of the 1800s.

The following counties lie adjacent to Daviess County, Indiana: Greene County (north); Martin County (east); Dubois County (southeast); Pike County (southwest); and Knox County (west)

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

The Daviess County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1817 , Probate Records from 1817 and Court Records from 1817 and is located at PO Box 739, Washington, IN 47501; (812) 254-8664; (812) 254-8698 Fax
The Daviess County Recorder has Land Records from 1817 and is located at PO Box 793, Washington, IN 47501; (812) 254-8675; (812) 254-8697 Fax, recorder@daviess.org - email.
Source: Family History 101 States

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

Daviess County Historical Society and Museum

212 1/2 Main Street - P. O. Box 2341 - Washington, IN 47501 Phone: (812) 257-0301.

COUNTY LIBRARIES

Odon, IN. Odon Winkelpleck Public Library. [web site

Washington, IN. Washington Carnegie Public Library.

[web site ]  [online catalog]

Plainville Branch Library. ( Plainville, IN) [web site

Source: lib-web-cats: Search for Libraries

HISTORICAL PLACES

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service 

National Historic Landmarks 

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites 

National Historical Parks 

National Memorials 

National Monuments

SURNAMES

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

ALLISON; HORRALL; MONTGOMERY; PEACHEE; RIGDON; WILLIAMS

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

Additional information regarding these and other surnames may also be found at:

Surname Locator Resources

ANCESTRAL

GEN-SITES

Bethany Cemetery; Cornettsville; Cornettsville Cemetery;

Montgomery; Washington Township

BETHANY CEMETERY

LOCATION: GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.6545, Longitude: -87.0867. Bethany Cemetery, (Barr Twp.) Daviess Co., Indiana, Sec. 33, twp. 3N R. 6W, **Located on State Highway 50, 3 miles east of Washington, next to Church.

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s): Benjamin F. Peachee, I (1756-1835), Sophia Peachee (1821-1901), wife of Mordecai Williams, and Benjamin Franklin Peachee, III (1831-1903) are known to be buried here.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Find A Grave: Bethany Cemetery;

CORNETTSVILLE

LOCATION: 3845′24″N 8706′36″W / 38.75667, -87.11. Cornettsville is an unincorporated community in Bogard Township.

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s): Harriett (Peachee) Carroll died here in 1895.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Cornettsville, Indiana IN Community Profile; Historic Map: Odon and Cornettsville, Daviess Co. 1888;

Cornettsville Cemetery, Indiana IN - ePodunk

CORNETTSVILLE CEMETERY

LOCATION: GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.7597, Longitude: -87.1172

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s): Harriett Peachee (1832-1895), wife of Benjamin Rufus Carroll, is buried here.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Find A Grave: Cornettsville Cemetery

MONTGOMERY

LOCATION: 3839′48″N 872′50″W / 38.66333, -87.04722. Montgomery is a town in Barr Township.

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s): Benjamin Franklin Peachee, III died here in 1903.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Genealogy Directory, Montgomery, Daviess County; Montgomery, Indiana IN, - ePodunk

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

LOCATION: 3840′10″N 8710′33″W.

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s): Ann, Mary, and Sarah Peachee, daughters of James and Mary (Rigdon) Peachee, were born here between 1823 and 1829. Eliza Jane Peachee married Joseph Ross Williams here in 1849. The following persons were born in Washington Township: Ann Peachee (1823); Mary Peachee (1828); Sarah Peachee (aft. 1828); Rachel Ann Peachee (1823); Squire Bruce Peachee (1827); John Peachee (1829); Benjamin Franklin Peachee, III (1831); George Washington Peachey (1829). The following persons were married here; Squire Bruce Peachee married Nancy Lavina Horrall (1845); Mariah Jane Peachee (1835); Orletha Peachee (1838); Lydia Ann Peachee (1839); Lydia Ann Peachee (1842). The following persons died here: Sophia Peachee (1901); Rachel Ann Peachee (1858); Benjamin F. Peachee, II (1860); Rebecca Rigdon (1876); Elijah Montgomery (1891).

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Washington township, Daviess Co., IN, Detailed Profile;

LIST OF LOCALITIES

 

The red star in the map at the left designates thelocation of the seat of government for this county.

Source: MapQuest

 

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestors birth, marriage, death dates and in what locality of this county these events may have occurred.

Source: Wikipedia

 

Cities and Towns

Incorporated

Alfordsville; Cannelburg; Elnora; Montgomery; Odon; Plainville; Washington

Unincorporated

Black Oak; Capehart; Cornettsville; Corning; Farlen; Glendale;

Graham; Hudsonville; Jordan; Maysville; Pennyville; Raglesville

 

Townships

Barr; Bogard; Elmore; Harrison; Madison;

Reeve; Steele; Van Buren; Veale; Washington

 

WEB SITE RESOURCES

The following are links to websites that will provide you with specific

genealogical information to assist with your research for this county.

 

 

IMAGE GALLERY

 

During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities. Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

Courthouse at 200 E. Walnut Street
Washington, IN 47501 (built 1928-29)

 

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location we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

 

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Contact Information

Email

Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada

Email

Snail mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA