Friday, May 24, 2019

Danville library to discuss DNA testing

The Danville library will hold a free program, "Ancestry DNA & Me" on Saturday, June 8 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. Steve Smith from the library's Indiana Room will talk about Ancestry.com's DNA tests and explain what DNA matches and ethnicity estimates mean.

Pre-registration is required for this free program - to pre-register, call the library at (317) 745-2604 or visit the library's website and click on the Events link.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

41 probate packets from 1834 through 1898 added

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently added 41 Hendricks County probate packets to their website for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans from 1834 through 1898. They were sorted and digitized by volunteers - if you live in central Indiana and would like to help with this project, please contact project coordinator Ron Darrah (rdarrah@att.net).

The 41 digitized probate packets are:

Green, Jonathan N. (1898) – estate
Green, Stephen (1842) – guardianship of a minor
Green, William (1840) - guardianship of a minor
Gregg, George W. (1879) – estate
Gregg, Harvey (1834) – estate
Gregg, James M. (1869) – estate
Gregory, Ambrose J., Jr. (1837) - guardianship of a minor
Gregory, Andrew (1879) – estate
Gregory, William W. (1884) - guardianship of a minor
Griffith, Benjamin (1852) - estate
Grimes, John (1855) – estate
Gross, Elizabeth A. (1897) – estate
Gross, John (1881) - estate
Guthrie, Darius Elsworth & Cora Alma (1882) - guardianship of minors
Guthrie, Darius E. (1884) - guardianship of a minor
Hadley, Esther (1847) - guardianship of a minor
Hadley, Hannah Ellen (1884) - guardianship of a minor
Hadley, James T. (1872) – estate
Hadley, Joshua (1847) – estate
Hadley, Levi Everett (1864) - guardianship of a minor
Hadley, Martha (1866) - guardianship of a minor
Hadley, Mary E. (1887) – estate
Hadley, Milton E. (1887) – estate
Hadley, Rebecca (1882) – estate
Hadley, Simon (1843) – estate
Hadley, Thomas T. (1884) – estate
Hadley, William E. (1887) – estate
Hadley, Zilpha, Braselton S. & Marion (1873) - guardianship of minors
Haines, Cyrus F. (1884) – estate
Hale, Louisa Jane, Henry, Elwood, Phebe E. & John Albert (1865) - guardianship of minors
Hale, Stephen J. (1857) - guardianship of a minor
Hale, Stephen, Jr. (1857) – estate
Haley, Joseph S. (1866) - guardianship of a minor
Hall, John (1873) - estate
Hamilton, Edny (1887) – estate
Hamrick, John T. (1881) – estate
Hancock, George (1840) – estate
Hancock, John, Willie Etta, William H. & George W. (1871) - guardianship of minors
Hancock, Phoebe (1874) - guardianship of a minor
Hancock, Sarah (1847) – estate
Hanna, Ella, Horace L., Lucia E. & Florence (1882) - guardianship of minors
Hanna, John (1887) – estate
Hanna, John, Jr. (1882) – guardianship of a minor
Hanthorn, John M. & Lucy M. (1866) - guardianship of minors
Hardin, Jarvis (1849) – estate
Hardin, Stephen N. (1875) – estate

Friday, April 5, 2019

71 probate packets from 1836 through 1888 digitized

The Indiana Genealogical Society recently added 71 Hendricks County probate packets to their website for free viewing.

This batch of probate packets spans from 1836 through 1888. They were sorted and digitized by volunteers - if you live in central Indiana and would like to help with this project, please contact project coordinator Ron Darrah (rdarrah@att.net).

The 71 digitized probate packets are:

Coleman, Benjamin (1882) – estate
Cooper, Edmund (1837) - estate
Cooper, Imla R. (1880) – estate
Cooper, Manerva; McCormack, Albert G., Alfred G., Joseph, Mary J., Nancy Jane, Vincent Lee & William Riley (1837) - guardianship of minors
Corliss, Thomas (1879) – estate
Courtney, Dayton (1880) – estate
Courtney, Margaret (1879) – estate
Courtney, Minerva & Martha (1848) - guardianship of minors
Courtney, Thomas D. (1878) – estate
Cowley, William (1877) – estate
Cox, Andrew, Louisa & Jonathan (1853) - guardianship of minors
Cox, Harmon (1880) – estate
Cox, Sarah Elizabeth, Sylvester, Ida May & Charley (1873) - guardianship of minors
Cox, William P., John B., Basil M., Wesley L., Mary & Susannah (1838) - guardianship of minors
Craddick, Samuel R. (1882) – estate
Crawford, English (1844) - estate
Crawford, Hugh C. (1841) - estate
Crawford, Mary (1846) – estate
Crone, David (1885) - estate
Curtis, Martha Maria; Rushton, Nancy, Amanda, John B. & Reuben (1868) – guardianship of minors
Cutshall, James W. (1886) – estate
Dale, Washington (1884) – estate
Darnall, Lewis W. (1880) – guardianship of a minor
Darnall, Maria (1836) - guardianship of a minor
Darraugh, John (1849) – estate
Darraugh, Thomas (1849) – estate
Davidson, Carrie E., Marietta, Orpha E. & Archibald F. (1886) - guardianship of minors
Davidson, James (1882) – estate
Davidson, Minnie, Jennie V., William T. & Victor W. (1881) - guardianship of minors
Davidson, Robert (1843) - estate
Davidson, Silas (1886) – estate
Davis, Francis M. (1887) - estate
Davis, George B. & Benjamin (1888) - guardianship of minors
Davis, James (1878) – estate
Davis, John W. (1873) - estate
Davis, Mary (1880) – estate
Davis, Nathan (1850) – estate
Davis, Sarah Frances (1866) - guardianship of a minor
Davison, James T. (1880) – estate
Day, Elizabeth (1887) – estate
Faucett/Fawcett, Joseph W. (1876) – estate
Faught, Ann Jane (1875) – estate
Fought, George (1861) - estate
Faught, John F. (1875) – estate
Faught, John H. (1876) - estate
Faulkner, Cornelius (1839) - guardianship of a minor
Faulkner, Jesse (1870) - estate
Fausset, Jennette Annie (1887) - guardianship of a minor
Faussett/Faucett, Isaac (1878) – estate
Faussett, Ada A. & Harry W. Williams (1880) - guardianship of minors
Ferguson, Eliza & Allen (1871) - guardianship of minors
Figg, Gabrial M. (1883) – estate
Fisher, William (1879) – estate
Fitzsimmons, Thomas (1840) – estate
Flathers, Edward (1847) – estate
Flathers, Isaac (1844) – estate
Flathers, Mary (1863) – estate
Fleece, Carrie & Effie May (1884) - guardianship of minors
Fleece, Clinton B. (1884) – estate
Fleece, William H. (1882) – assignment
Fletcher, Ellen M. & Alvah (1865) - guardianship of minors
Goudy, Hugh (1849) – estate
Gowin, Elizabeth, John & Robert M. (1856) - guardianship of minors
Graham, Mary Jane, Sarah Elizabeth & Klydia M. (1847) - guardianship of minors
Gray, James H., Samuel C., Alexander, Isaac & Mary (1849) - guardianship of minors
Gray, Malachi (1879) – estate
Green, Henry Taylor, John Richard & John Ellis (1863) - guardianship of minors
Green, Hiram (1877) – estate
Green, John (1838) – estate
Green, John A. (1852) – estate
Green, Mary (1879) – estate
Green, Sarah (1873) – estate

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Elias WAINSCOTT dies near Lizton (1903)

This obituary is courtesy of Karen Zach.

Source: Jamestown Press – issue of Friday, December 11, 1903:

Elias Wainscott was born in Montgomery County, Indiana April 23, 1840 and died at his home in Hendricks County, north of Lizton December 4, 1903 aged 63 years 7 months 11 days. On April 26, 1868 he was married to Rebecca Oxley and to them were born four children: Nettie A, Robert H, Orville and Carl. Mr. Wainscott was one of a large family of which two brothers and 3 sisters survive him. Funeral exercises were held at Old Union Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Carney of Advance. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Jamestown.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Danville library to discuss Civil War life

The Danville library will hold a free program, "Civil War Life from a Different Perspective - Part II" on Saturday, April 27 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. Hendricks County Historical Museum volunteer Tim Macsay will discuss miscellaneous information about the Civil War Navy, Balloon Corps, people, spies, inventions and more. Several items from the Hendricks County Museum’s collection will be displayed, and some hardtack will be available for tasting.

Pre-registration is required for this free program - to pre-register, call the library at (317) 745-2604 or visit the library's website and click on the Events link.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Richard A. TROTTER dies in Indianapolis (1974)

This obituary is courtesy of Karen Zach.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Wednesday, July 10, 1974:

NORTH SALEM – Richard A. Trotter, 65, of North Salem, a 25-year employee of Olivetti-Underwood Corp., died at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. He had been ill three weeks. He was a member of North Salem Christian Church, North Salem Masonic Lodge, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and Scottish Rite of Indianapolis. He was a charter member of North Salem Lions Club and served as manager of Indiana State Lions Band for 25 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Symphony Orchestra. He was born November 16, 1908, at North Salem, a son of Dr. Charles M. Trotter and Beulah Adams Trotter. He was married to Bertha Malayer of North Salem. She survives. Also surviving are a son, John of Danville; a daughter, Jane Trotter of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren, Sherry and Tara. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Porter Funeral Home here with the Rev. Earl Davis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Danville library to discuss newspaper research

The Danville library will hold a free program about "Not Just Obituaries: Newspaper Research" on Saturday, April 20 at 10 am in the library's program room on the ground floor. Cindy Rutledge of the library's Indiana Room will discuss the other kinds of information that can be found in newspapers besides obituaries, and where to find newspapers.

Pre-registration is required for this free program - to pre-register, call the library at (317) 745-2604 or visit the library's website and click on the Events link.