Friday, July 02, 2010

Family Milestones: July 2nd

My maternal 3rd great-grandparents, James Austin DAVIS and Mary Ellen SWAFFORD, were married on this date in 1873 in Monroe County, Indiana.  Austin was born circa 1850 in Indiana, the son of Austin and Fanny (REYNOLDS) DAVIS.  Mary was born August 30, 1854 near Stinesville, Monroe County, Indiana, the daughter of Peter Kirkpatrick and Mary Ann (CROCKETT) SWAFFORD.  They had 2 daughters.  They may have divorced circa 1880, as they are separated on the 1880 census, and Mary remarried by 1884.  Austin died June 12, 1909 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.  Mary died January 28, 1932 near Dolan, Monroe County, Indiana.

My maternal 4th-great grandparents, James R. HEATON and Elizabeth JACOBS, were married on this date in 1829 in Brown County, Ohio.  James was born 1805 in Loudon County, Virginia, the son of Thomas and Susan (TAYLOR) HEATON.  Elizabeth was born June 30, 1811 in Adams County, Ohio, the daughter of James Thomas and Isabella (FEILY) JACOBS.  They raised 11 children in Brown County, Ohio and Schuyler County, Missouri.  James died April 9, 1885 in Schuyler County, Missouri. Elizabeth died January 29, 1889 in Schuyler County, Missouri.  Both are buried in the Darby Cemetery, Schuyler County, Missouri.

My paternal granduncle, John Leland LeMASTER, married on this date in 1920 in Jay County, Indiana to Dortha LeEtta DeLAUTER, daughter of W. Otto and Pearl (EARHART) DeLAUTER.  John was the son of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabel (WEHRLY) LeMASTERS, and the older brother of my Ord Wehrly LeMASTER.  They raised 6 children in Jay County, Indiana, where John was a school teacher.  John died January 13, 1980.  Dortha died May 24, 1976.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

My paternal 2nd-great granduncle, Louis Napoleon METZNER, married on this date in 1871 in Jay County, Indiana to Henrietta WEAVER, daughter of Jeremiah WEAVER.  Louis was the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER, and the younger brother of my John Adam METZNER.  Louis was born November 3, 1848 in St. Louisville, Licking County, Ohio.  Henrietta was born January 1854 in Indiana.  They had at least 4 children.  Louis died July 3, 1900 in Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana.

My maternal 2nd-great grandmother, Ida DAVIS, was born on this date in 1874 in Owen County, Indiana.  Ida was the daughter of James Austin and Mary Ellen (SWAFFORD) DAVIS.  Ida married August 28, 1892 in Monroe County, Indiana to Samuel G. HANCOCK, son of Joseph and Margaret (VAUGHN) HANCOCK.  Samuel was born October 17, 1867 in Owen County, Indiana.  They divorced.  Ida married secondly on July 19, 1900 in Monroe County, Indiana to Carrie A. MORRIS.  Carrie was born in 1853.  Ida had 2 daughters.  Ida died August 2, 1900 in Clay Township, Owen County, Indiana.


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