Thursday, May 20, 2010

Family Milestones: May 20th

My paternal great-grandaunt, Bertha Fidelia LeMASTERS, married on this date in 1903 in Jay County, Indiana to John Henry YAEGER.  Bertha was the daughter of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (CHEW) LeMASTERS Jr., and the younger sister of my Luman Cooper LeMASTERS.  Bertha was born May 31, 1874 in Darke County, Ohio.  John was born October 4, 1871, of unknown parentage.  They had 6 children and lived in Clay County, Indiana.  John died in 1963.  Bertha died March 16, 1922 in Clay County, Indiana.

My maternal 4th-great grandfather, Elias GROENENDYKE, was born on this date in 1818 in Fayette County, Indiana.  Elias was the son of James and Joannah (ANTONIDES) GROENENDYKE.  Elias married July 28, 1839 in Fayette County, Indiana to Nancy JENKINS.  Nancy was born in 1817 in North Carolina.  They had 9 children and lived in Madison County, Indiana.  Nancy died May 11, 1856 in Madison County, Indiana. Elias married secondly on October 21, 1857 to Hester TEAFORD.  Hester was born July 26, 1827.  They had 4 children and lived in Madison County, Indiana and Darke County, Ohio.  Hester died September 23, 1870 in Darke County, Ohio.  Elias died May 23, 1906 in Darke County, Ohio.

My maternal 5th-great grandfather, James Thomas JACOBS, was born on this date in 1789 in Virginia.  James was the son of William and Sibel (LITTEL) JACOBS.  James married August 5, 1808 in Adams County, Ohio to Isabella FEILY.  Isabella was born June 10, 1793 in Pennsylvania.  They had 10 children in Adams and Brown Counties, Ohio.  Isabella died September 5, 1876 in Ohio.  James died September 1, 1847 in Brown County, Ohio.

My paternal 6th-great grandaunt, Jane PHILBRICK, was born on this date in 1715 in Hampton, Province of New Hampshire.  Jane was the daughter of Thomas and Abigail (________) PHILBRICK, and the younger sister of my John PHILBRICK.  Jane married Ebenezer KNOWLTON and had 2 children.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal 5th-great granduncle, Samuel PIERCE, was born on this date in 1779.  Samuel was the son of Seth and Bethiah (FIELD) PIERCE, and the younger brother of my Gordon PIERCE. Samuel married in 1800 to Persis BARROWS.  Persis was born October 1783.  They had 9 children.  Persis died February 5, 1858.  Samuel died August 17, 1849.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal 2nd-great granduncle, Suman Douglas KING, was born on this date in 1861 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  Suman was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (SHAW) KING, and the older brother of my Ellen KING.  Suman married circa 1878 to Amanda Louisa FOX, daughter of Phillip and Mary Susanna Katherine Jane (RECTOR) FOX.  Amanda was born September 1861 in Indiana.  They raised 10 children in Madison County, Indiana.  Amanda died June 22, 1944 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana.  Suman died January 9, 1950 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

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