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[S5] Mr. and Mrs. Alex Meeker, 70th Wedding Anniversary article from an unknown newspaper (n.d.) "Saturday, May 20th marked the 70th Wedding Anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Alex Meeker, aged and respected citizens of Alexis." A message from Henry Horner, Gov. of the State of Illinois is dated 20 May 1939. "Mr. and Mrs. Meeker were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Washington Brown, five miles from North Henderson, by Squire John Longley. Mrs. Meeker is in her 85th year and Mr. Meeker is 91..." Original article in possession of Win Wood.
[S57] Civil War Pension Papers of William Downs, National Archives, Washington, D.C. Photocopies of all papers supplied Jun 1997, by Martha Bulkeley.
[S67] Obituary of Elihu Columbus Brown, photocopy from files of the Owen County Historical Society, Spencer, IN, with handwritten date of "May 29, 1919 OCD," "Elihu Columbus Brown was born in Owen county, Ind., March 15, 1840, and died at the home of his daughter near Switz City, Ind., Sunday May 11, 1919, being 79 years one month and 25 days old".
[S69] Obituary of Floyd Brown, photocopy from the files of the Owen County Historical Society, Spencer, IN, handwritten on article, "Nov 11, 1915 O.C.D." "Floyd Brown, who was stricken with paralysis a week ago, died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Christy".
[S252] Lewis Stipe entry, 1878 Atlas of Hendricks Co, IN, p. A41, 1969 reprint. (S.l.: s.n.), FHL microfilm 812,502, item 1, FHL 812,503 in the custody of the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. Original was (Chicago, J.H. Beers: 1878), no author. Stipe, Lewis L., born Forsyth Co, NC, 5 Mar 1834, married 20 Jan 1859 to Delilah Christie b. 13 Mar 1832, her father Richard b. 21 Jan 1790, her mother Nancy b. 28 Jan 1792, children Flora J. and Henry Morton Christie.
[S336] Transcript of Deaths, Taylor Co, IA 1916-18, photocopy of ledger supplied 1995, by Gayle Houk.
[S365] Don Matson, Rose Hill Cemetery 1821-1976, Bloomington: Monroe County Historical Society, 1976.
[S371] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript Monroe County Indiana 1882-1920, (Indianapolis: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1941?), 977.2255 V22i in the custody of LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, p. 53, Te-ta A. Christy, parents are J. F. Christy and Mary A. Porter, female, white, Vol. 8, p. 11.
[S380] Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney and Phelps, Nebraska, (Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., 1890), in the custody of Sons of the American Revolution Library, Glendale, CA. First Governor of Nebraska David Butler's father "became the husband of Nancy Christy, the daughter of Joseph Christy, Esq. Like her father she was born in North Carolina." And on page 588, "Andrew Raper upon reaching man's estate married Miss Eliza J. Christy, of North Carolina. This lady was the daughter of Joseph and Ann Christy, who were early settlers of Indiana and of Irish Extraction. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Christy made the journey to Pawnee City, and spent her last years with her youngest daughter, passing away in 1885."
[S411] Lois M.P. Schneider, Iredell County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, Vol. 1, Abstracts of will books I, IA and II, 1788-1845. (Statesville, NC: L.M.P. Schneider, c1980-), p. 37, in the custody of North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, NC "I-305 Sarah Grey 6 Dec 1809, Prb. 17 May 1813 Sisters: Isabella Sherrill, Elizabeth Brown, A. M. Grey. Bro.: William Grey. Sister in law: Sally Grey. Nieces: Ann Christy, Martha F. Brown, Sally G. Brown, Eliza Brown. Exec: Bro-in-law David (blank). Wit: R.W. Barber, John McM. Gray."
[S731] Francis Marion "Dick" Brown entry, 1900 U.S. Census, Clay Twp, Owen Co, IN.
[S732] Raper family records compiled and supplied by Elvin G. Raper, Sep 1995.
[S734] Death record of Sarah Brown, Owen Co, IN.
[S735] Birth record for Henry Branton Brown from the Indiana IGI.
[S736] George Washington Brown birth record from the Indiana IGI.
[S737] James Hindman entry, 1870 U.S. Census, No. Henderson Twp, Mercer Co, IL.
[S738] Obituary of William Meeker.
[S739] Josie Cooper Brown entry, 1870 U.S. Census, No. Henderson Twp, Mercer Co, IL.
[S740] Andrew is missing from 1790 U.S. Census in Rowan Co, NC. Widow Christy is listed.
[S741] Samuel may be the son of Joseph Christy and Geddy Sutfin.
[S742] Samuel Christy family of Bartholomew Co, IN compiled by Ellen J. Hollin.
[S954] David Downs, family group sheet, FHLC 1,553,842, Batch 5027416, Sheet 8, in the custody of the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. Photocopy in possession of Win Wood. Compiled by Wayne Souders, 2nd great grandson of David Downs, 1996.
[S961] Elihu Brown entry, 1900 U.S. Census, Clay Twp, Owen Co, IN, Enumeration District 106, Sheet 6, Dwelling 128, Family 129. National Archives Microfilm T-623, Reel 396. Elihu Brown, Mar 1860, 60, married 39 years, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. IN, Farmer; Sarah, Feb 1839, 61, 8 children born, 6 living, b. IN; Ida, daughter, May 1878, 22, single, b. IN.
[S1009] Francis M. Brown entry, 1900 U.S. Census, Clay Twp, Owen Co, IN, Enumeration District 106, Sheet 6, Dwelling 132, Family 133. National Archives Microfilm T-623, Reel 398. Francis M. Brown, Aug 1838, 61, married 5 years, Farmer, b. IN, both parents b. NC; Martha, wife, Feb 1860, 40, 1 child born, 1 child living, b. IN, father b. VA, mother b. NC; Calop O., son, Feb 1874, 26, single, b. IN; Myra N., daughter, Feb 1881, 19, single, b. IN.
[S1204] Joseph Christy entry, 1850 U.S. Census, Clay Twp, Owen Co, IN, p. 68, Family 867. National Archives Microfilm M-432, Joseph Christy, 75, Farmer, Real Estate $200, b. NC; Ann, 67, b. NC.
[S1299] Mary Downs entry, 1850 U.S. Census, Clay Twp, Hendricks Co, IN, p. 31-32. National Archives Microfilm M-432, Reel 150. Mary Downs, 60, b. NC, Real Estate $1500, cannot read or write; Charles Downs, 23, Farmer, Real Estate $1500, b. IN; Melissa, 18, b. IN; William, 16, b. IN, Farmer, Real Estate $1500; Julia Ann, 13, b. IN.
[S1353] Family group record of Jehu Brown, compiled by Danny J. O'Neal, in the custody of the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
[S1381] Richard Christie entry, 1850 U.S. Census, Center Twp, Hendricks Co, IN p. 139-40, Dwelling 831, Family 841. National Archives Microfilm M-432, Reel 150. Richard Christie, 59, Farmer, Real Estate $1600, b. NC; Nancy, 57, b. NC; Catharine D., 18, b. IN; William, 16, Farmer, b. IN; Mariah Jane, 14, b. IN.
[S1397] Will of Richard Christie, Will, dated 4 Mar 1854, probated 8 Apr 1870, Hendricks Co, IN. Mentions wife Nancy, son Andrew, daughters Catharine Delila Christie and Maria Jane and granddaughter Nancy Ann Christie. Witnesses are S. T. Hadley and George Scott.
[S1540] William Meeker entry, 1900 U.S. Census, No. Henderson Twp, Mercer Co, IL, Enumeration District 76, Sheet 7, Dwelling 144, Family 146. Mational Archives Microfilm T-623 Reel 330. Wm Meeker, June 1843, 56, married 35 years, b. IL, father b. NJ, mother b. OH; Lucinda, b. Oct 1847, 52, 6 children born, 4 living. b. NC, father and mother b. NC; Frank, son, June 1880, 19, b. IL; Harry, son, Jul 1882, 17, b. IL; a boarder and a servant. The boarder is Claude Mann, Sept 1871, 28, single, b. IL.
[S1599] Obituary of Alex Meeker, unknown newspaper, (n.d.) original clipping in possession of Win Wood. "Funeral services for Alex Meeker were held Monday... Mr. Meeker, the last of a family of 13 children born to Timothy and Hester Brown Meeker, was born in North Henderson township, Mercer county, Sept. 7, 1847. He passed away at his home in Alexis, April 5, 1940, at the age of 92... On May 20, 1869, he married Frances Elvera Brown... On May 20, 1939, Mr. and Mrs. Meeker had the rare pleasure of celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary..."
[S1712] Richard Christie rntry, 1860 U.S. Census, Center Twp, Hendricks Co, IN, Dwelling 387, Family 388, p. 534. National Archives Microfilm M-653. Richard Christie, 70, Farmer, Real Estate $3700, Personal Property $300, b. NC; Nancy, 68, b. NC; Mary J., 24, b. IN.
[S1723] Christy cemetery records, Hendricks Co, IN, photocopies of records from County Seat Genealogical Society, Hendricks Co, IN, Mar 1996.
[S1736] Christy-Wallace family records compiled and supplied by Ernest Wallace.
[S1754] George Washington Brown entry, 1860 U.S. Census, Mercer Co, IL. National Archives Microfilm M-653.
[S1769] Records of the Brown family compiled and supplied by Gayle (Brown) Houk, Mar 1995.
[S2175] Obituary of Lucinda Meeker, Aledo Times Record, Mercer Co, IL (15 Jan 1936), photocopy of handwritten transcription supplied Dec 1994, by Cheryl Gocken. The transcription appears to be the work of the Mercer County Genealogical Society.
[S2183] Obituary of Fannie Meeker, Aledo Times Record, Mercer Co, IL (18 Mar 1942), Sec. 2, p. 1, photocopy of handwritten transcription supplied Dec 1994, by Cheryl Gocken. Transcription appears to be the work of the Mercer County Genealogical Society. Date of death is given as "Mar 14-15, 1942."
[S2190] Obituary of Mrs. Myra Brown, The Democrat, Owen Co, IN (11 May 1893), photocopy of newspaper article to Win Wood from Vivian Zollinger of Owen County Genealogical Society. It also included an article from the same newspaper dated 25 May 1893 naming three of her children. "Died Monday morning May the 1, Mrs. Myra Brown, wife of F. M. Brown... consumption... She leaves a husband and nine children... remains were laid to rest Wednesday morning in the Headings Chapel cemetery."
[S2194] Obituary of Eliza J. Raper, Pawnee Republican, Pawnee Co, NE (7 May 1885), p. 5, col. 14, typed transcription supplied by Karen Butler of Hastings, NE, May 1995. Mrs. Eliza J. Raper, wife of Andrew Raper died at the residence of her son J.C. Raper in this city on Monday, 4 May 1885, in the 76th year of her age. Maiden name in North Carolina, Eliza J. Christy, eldest of family of seven. At the age of 7 years, she moved with her parents Joseph and Ann Christy to Bloomington, IN.
[S2365] W.B. and Mary D. Brown to Andrew and Mary E. Gray, letter dated 15 May 1852, Owen County, IN, to Rowan County, Salisbury, NC, from "The Tracker," a publication of the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, NC, Jan 1986, p. 45. Copy of letter in possession of Win Wood.
[S2597] Melvin Porter entry, 1910 U.S. Census, Owen Co, IN, supplied 11/2002 by Jacquie Jones <e-mail address> Melvin Porter, 41, first marriage 12 years, b. IN, father b. IN; Orphia, wife, 41, first marriage 12 years, b. IN 2 children born, 2 living, father b. IN. Thursie dau 11 IN; Marie C. dau 9 IN; Eliza E. mother 74 widowed IN, father b. KY, no listing for number of children born or living; Louiza sister 53 single, IN, father b. IN.
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