Friday, January 15, 2010

Family Milestones: January 15th

My maternal 5th-great granduncle, James CHEW, married on this date in 1829 in St. Clair County, Illinois to Nancy T. MILLION.  James was the son of Andrew and Anna Marie (BARTHUS) CHEW, and the younger brother of my Elizabeth CHEW.  James was born in 1805 in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio.  I do not have dates of birth or death for Nancy.  James died in 1840 in Indiana.  Nothing futher is known at this time.

My paternal granduncle, Gerald Walker LeMASTERS, was born on this date in 1896 in Jay County, Indiana.  Gerald was the son of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabel (WEHRLY) LeMASTERS, and the older brother of my Ord Wehrly LeMASTER.  Gerald married on November 22, 1919 in Jay County, Indiana to Mabel Agnes KANTNER, daughter of Henry and Estella (BROWN) KANTNER.  Mabel was born November 9, 1898 in Jay County, Indiana.  They had 3 children.  Mabel died January 3, 1927 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  Gerald married secondly on November 24, 1929 to Pearl Lovina SMITH, daughter of Samuel E. and Mary E. (BIBLER) SMITH.  Pearl was born April 23, 1894 in Jay County, Indiana.  They had 2 children.  Pearl died in March 1984.  Gerald died in March 1987.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

My paternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Hannah LEMASTERS, was born on this date in 1816 in Champaign County, Ohio.  Hannah was the daughter of Jacob and Hannah (________) LEMASTERS, and the younger sister of my Luman Walker LEMASTERS.  Hannah married October 5, 1834 in Shelby County, Ohio to James McVAY.  James was born May 27, 1809 in Pickaway County, Ohio.  They had 6 children.  The family lived in Salem Township, Shelby County, Ohio.  James died October 28, 1907 in Salem Township, Shelby County, Ohio.  Hannah died September 14, 1892 in Salem Township, Shelby County, Ohio.

My paternal 4th-great grandaunt, Rhoda MOULTON, was born on this date in 1786, probably in Rutland County, Vermont.  Rhoda was the daughter of John and Avis (HURLBUT) MOULTON, and the older sister of my Selah MOULTON.  Nothing further is known at this time.

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