Friday, December 04, 2009

Family Milestones: December 4th

My maternal 2nd-great granduncle, David KING, was born on this date in 1854 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  David was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (SHAW) KING, and the older brother of my Ellen KING.  David married Litha Ann Trumilis D'Amsel MAY, daughter of Michael and Julie (CAWTHORN) MAY on July 26, 1876 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana. Litha was born June 1856 in Indiana.  They lived in Pipe Creek and Monroe Townships of Madison County, Indiana where David farmed and operated a grain elevator.  David died November 1, 1914 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  Litha remarried to John PERCIFUL and died September 1954 in Madison County, Indiana.

My maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Lydia MAXSON, was born on this date in 1799 in Harrison County, Virginia.  Lydia was the daughter of Jesse and Sarah (SUTTON) MAXSON, and the older sister of my Prudence MAXSON.  Lydia married on May 22, 1817 to Jacob BABCOCK, son of Thomas and Martha (DAVIS) BABCOCK.  Jacob was born April 25, 1797 in Salem, Harrison County, Virginia.  They had at least one son.  Jacob died January 2, 1835.  Lydia remarried to Caleb AYERS.  Lydia died September 22, 1871 in Rock County, Wisconsin.

My paternal great-uncle, Vernon Walker LEMASTERS, was born on this date in 1888 in Jay County, Indiana.  Vernon was the son of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (CHEW) LEMASTERS, and the younger brother of my Luman Cooper LEMASTERS.  Vernon married June 30, 1917 to Helene GARMHAUSEN.  His was a physician and served in World War I.  They had 2 children.  Vernon died March 17, 1955.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

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