Sunday, November 15, 2009

Family Milestones: November 15th

My maternal 5th-great grandaunt, Rebecca NESBIT, married Aaron LEWIS on this date in 1815 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (BERRY) NESBIT, and the younger sister of my Elizabeth NESBIT. Rebecca was born 1801 in Kentucky and died in 1824. I have no other information on her family or that of her husband at this time.

My maternal 3rd-great grandmother, Mary Ellen (SWAFFORD) DAVIS, married Robert Farrell GILLILAND on this date in 1884 in Monroe County, Indiana. She had divorced my 3rd-great grandfather, James Austin DAVIS. Mary was born August 30, 1854 in Monroe County, Indiana, the daughter of Peter Kirkpatrick and Mary Ann (CROCKETT) SWAFFORD. Robert was born November 27, 1849 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, the son of William John and Margaret Ann (WILSON) GILLILAND. He had been previously married to Sarah KELLAR. Robert died August 4, 1916 in Whitehall, Monroe County, Indiana. Mary died January 28, 1932 near Dolan, Monroe County, Indiana.

My paternal 2nd-great granduncle, Wesley T. METZNER, married Mary Emma ROSER on this date in 1885 in Jay County, Indiana. Wesley was born November 9, 1855 in Jay County, Indiana, the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER, and the younger brother of my John Adam METZNER. Mary Emma was born March 1863 in Jay County, Indiana, the daughter of Evan and Catherine (SPRECHER) ROSER. They lived in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.

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