Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hendricks County 1880 Business Directory Added

An index of Hendricks County businesses in 1880 has been added to the Directories section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing of businesses was extracted from Polk’s Indiana State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1880-1881 Volume I (Indianapolis: R.L. Polk & Co., 1880). The towns included in this listing are: Amo; Avon; Belleville; Brownsburg; Cartersburg; Center Valley; Clayton; Coatesville; Danville; Friendswood; Hadley; Joppa; Lizton; Montclair; New Winchester; North Salem; Pecksburg; Pittsboro; Plainfield; Rainstown; Reno; Stilesville; Tilden (the Brownsburg listing is incomplete, due to missing pages in the directory).

Friday, December 28, 2012

Frank STONE Shot By Brother-In-Law (1927)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 3, 1927 - page 4, column 3:

FRANK STONE MAY DIE FROM BULLET WOUNDS
Frank Stone, age 21, son of Leslie Stone, formerly living southwest of town, is in an Indianapolis hospital, possibly dying from the effects of five bullets fired into his body by John Raridan, Stone's brother-in-law.

Raridan and his wife had been having trouble and Raridan had been gone from home for several days. Tuesday, Stone accompanied his sister downtown and then returned with her to her home. As they reached the home, Raridan came out and saying, "Let's not have any argument," began to shoot. Some of his shots took effect in Stone's mouth, one in an arm and one in a shoulder. Mark Stone was in the house and pacified his brother-in-law. The officers took Raridan to jail where he was charged with assault and battery and intent to kill.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sarah (GRIMES) DILLON dies in Cincinnati (1927)

from the Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of March 2, 1927 - page 6, column 5:

GOOD WOMAN GONE
Many in this county were saddened to learn of the death on Feb. 20, of Sarah Grimes Dillon, at her home in Cincinnati. Funeral and interment at that place on the 22nd. She was the daughter of Elias and Sarah Phillips Grimes, and was born near Coatesville, May 14, 1858. All the younger years of her life were spent in that community. She was of a kind and lovable nature, and all with whom she came in contact felt the influence of a sweet Christian character. To know her was to love her. Besides her husband, John Dillon, she is survived by three brothers, John W. Grimes, of Long Beach, Cal.; Nelson Grimes, of Newton, Iowa, and Samuel B. Grimes, of Zionsville, and one sister, Susannah Kendall, of Indianapolis, and a number of other relatives. Surely a good woman has claimed her reward.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Elwood STANTON Dies in California (1926)

from the Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 25, 1926 - page 8, column 2:

[Plainfield news]
Mr. Calvin received a message Sunday that Elwood Stanton, formerly of the Sugar Grove community, had passed away at his home in California, last Saturday. Mr. Stanton is well known by the older residents of this community. He was a son-in-law of Addison Hadley, of Plainfield.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

PHOTO: 1930 Hazelwood School Boys Basketball Team

This is a photo of the 1930 Hazelwood Grade School boys basketball team in Liberty Township, courtesy of Bill Mynatt (colbill@msn.com).

From left to right: Sylvan Mynatt, Delbert Simmons, Robert Walls, Glenn Thompson, John Mynatt, Ross Mitchell, Lowell Reeves, Wayne Mynatt and Mr. Canary (Coach).


Monday, December 24, 2012

Earl McMURRAY discharged from military service (1925)

from the Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of February 28, 1925 - page 5, column 1:

[Plainfield news]
Earl H. McMurray, son of Rev. A.D. McMurray and wife, who has been in the United States Navy for the past three years, will be mustered out of service on the receiving ship, at Goat Island, San Francisco, Calif., on March 1st, and is expected to be at home some time next week.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Brownsburg High School 1912 graduates list added

A list of the graduates of Brownsburg High School for 1912 has been added to the School Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This list was extracted from a commencement program that is in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Leachman & Seller business letterhead (1899)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1899 (shown below) containing a receipt from Leachman & Seller, a Danville business that dealt with buggies and wagons, as well as farming implements, stoves and hardware.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

James Jeffers business letterhead (1898)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1898 (shown below) containing a receipt from a dry goods store in Danville owned by James M. Jeffers. This store was on the west side of the courthouse square.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Danville department store letterhead (1892)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1892 (shown below) containing a receipt from a department store in Danville called The County Fair. This store was believed to have been on the northwest side of the courthouse square.




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hendricks County Business Directory 1882 Added

An index of Hendricks County businesses in 1882 has been added to the Directories section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing of businesses was extracted from Polk’s Indiana State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1882-1883 Volume II (Indianapolis: R.L. Polk & Co., 1882). The towns included in this listing are: Amo, Avon, Belleville, Brownsburg, Cartersburg, Center Valley, Clayton, Coatesville, Danville, Friendswood, Gale, Hadley, Joppa, La Clair, Lizton, Maplewood, Montclair, New Winchester, North Salem, Pecksburg, Pittsboro, Plainfield, Rainstown, Reno, Stilesville and Tilden.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hendricks County Elected Officials 1865

Map of Hendricks County, Indiana (Philadelphia: Stone & Titus, 1865) lists these elected officials for Hendricks County who were in office as of 1865:

Harlen Carter – County Commissioner
Martin Gregg – County Commissioner
John Robbins – County Commissioner

O.W. Hill - County Treasurer
Levi Ritter - County Clerk of the Court
J.S. Ogden - County Recorder
L.S. Shuler - County Auditor
E.H. Straughan - County Sheriff

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hendricks County Elected Officials 1902

Business and Professional Directory of Central Indiana 1902 (Indianapolis: Union Directory Co., 1902) lists these elected officials for Hendricks County who were in office as of 1902:

Charles M. Caviness - County Auditor
T.J. Cofer - Circuit Court Judge
Zim E. Dougan - County Clerk
A.A. Figg - County Sheriff
Oscar Hadley - County Treasurer
J.D. Hostetter - County Superintendent of Schools
Joseph E. Pratt - County Assessor
W.L. Wilson - County Recorder

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cascade High School Graduates List 1965-1967 Added

A list of the graduates of Cascade High School in Clayton for 1965 through 1967 have been added to the School Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This list was extracted from commencement programs that are in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library.

NOTE: Cascade High School opened in the fall of 1964 as the result of the consolidation of the high schools of Clayton, Amo and Stilesville.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

FamilySearch Adds Indiana World War I Draft Registration Cards


FamilySearch has added Indiana's records to its database, United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. After the United States officially entered the war in April 1917, there were 3 drafts held for men ages 18-45. Local draft boards created registration cards on residents who were in this age range and thus could potentially be called up to serve in the military. These draft registration cards have a lot of genealogical information on them, including their birthdate, street address and occupation, as well as a physical description. PICTURED ABOVE: A draft registration card for Raymond Ether Fisher of Stilesville.

NOTE: FamilySearch's database is in progress - currently the digital images for Indiana can only be browsed; eventually they will be indexed.

These cards are also available on Ancestry.com with a subscription.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hendricks County Elected Officials 1880

Indiana State Gazeteer and Business Directory 1880-1881 (Indianapolis: Carlon & Hollenbeck, 1880) lists these elected officials for Hendricks County in 1880:

William T. Haynes - County Clerk
James M. Emmons - County Sheriff
Wyatt Osborn - County Treasurer
William H. Nichols - County Auditor
John A. Osborn - County Recorder
Benjamin Hayden - County Coroner
Joseph A. Clark - County Surveyor

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hendricks County Veterans Receiving Military Pensions 1883 Added

An index of Hendricks County veterans (or their widows or minor children) who were receiving a federal pension in 1883 for military service has been added to the Military Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing was extracted from a compilation made by the Secretary of the Interior.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hendricks County Business Directory 1865 Added

An index of Hendricks County businesses in 1865 has been added to the Directories section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing of businesses was extracted from the various town plats in Map of Hendricks County, Indiana (Philadelphia: Stone & Titus, 1865). It is not comprehensive - it only includes those in the towns of Amo, Belleville, Brownsburg, Clayton, Danville, New Elizabeth [later renamed to Lizton], New Winchester, North Salem, Pittsboro, Plainfield, Six Points, Stilesville and West Milton [later renamed to Coatesville].

Monday, November 19, 2012

Brownsburg law firm letterhead (1897)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1897 (shown below) containing a receipt from the law firm of Johnson & Johnson (owned by J.H. Johnson and G.A. Johnson), which was located in Tolle's block in Brownsburg.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hendricks County Business Directory 1885 Added

An index of Hendricks County businesses in 1885 has been added to the Directories section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing of businesses was extracted from History of Hendricks County, Indiana (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing, 1885). It is not comprehensive - it only includes those in the towns of Amo, Brownsburg, Cartersburg, Coatesville, Danville, Lizton, New Winchester, North Salem, Pittsboro, Plainfield, Reno and Stilesville.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hendricks County Residents Receiving Military Pensions in 1840

One of the questions that was asked by enumerators of the 1840 federal census was if there was anyone in the household who was receiving a federal pension for military service. This military service could have included the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 or other military actions. The enumerators asked only for the pensioner's name and age, and made a notation of the head of household the pensioner was living in as of June 1, 1840 if they weren't the head of household.

This listing of military pensioners was published in book form as A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services (Washington: Blair and Rives, 1841). The Hendricks County portion lists 5 residents:

  • Edward Flothers, age 90
  • Daniel Higgins, age 90
  • Thomas Hardin, age 81 [in the household of Noah Hardin]
  • W. Sacree, age 73 [in the household of Abram Spicklemore]
  • John Ward, age 90

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FamilySearch Adds Hendricks County Marriage Index + Digital Images 1824-1952

FamilySearch has added an index and digital images of Hendricks County marriages from 1824 to 1952 to its database, Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959. NOTE: FamilySearch's database is in progress - not all of Indiana's 92 counties are included, and not all of the counties that are included are comprehensive for the 1811-1959 time period.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hendricks County Marriage Applications Index 1905-1907 Added

An index to Hendricks County Marriage Applications Book 1 (which covers 1 May 1905 to 31 January 1907) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Beginning in May 1905, Indiana law required the recording of marriage applications, which included biographical details about the bride and the groom, as well as their parents. In Hendricks County, the information from these applications was kept in a separate set of books from the marriage record until June 1950.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of some of the marriage application books. The digitizing is in progress - so far the books that cover 1905 through 1923 are online.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Digital Files of Hendricks County Veterans Enrollment Lists 1886-1894 Put Online

The Hendricks County Government's Archive recently digitized ledger books containing enrollment lists of Hendricks County veterans. These enumerations were taken by the Hendricks County Assessor in 1886, 1890 and 1894 and if the veteran was deceased, it included information on their widow and orphans. Links to these digital files have been added to the Military Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site.

NOTE: These Hendricks County veterans enrollment lists have been indexed; there is a link to the searchable database.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hendricks County Land Records: Congressional Townships Explained

If you've done land records research in Hendricks County deed books, you've probably run across a legal description of land like "the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 32, Township 15 North, Range 1 East." Most (but not all) of the land in Indiana is measured from a point in Orange County in southern Indiana. The Congressional township lines are measured going north from that point. So Hendricks County land is in Township 14 North, Township 15 North, Township 16 North and Township 17 North.

The 2nd Principal Meridian line runs north-south and Ranges are measured going east or west from that point in southern Indiana. So Hendricks County land is in Range 2 West, Range 1 West, Range 1 East and Range 2 East.

Each intersection of a township and range creates a grid that's called a Congressional township. A Congressional township is made up of 36 sections (each 1 mile square, amounting to 640 acres per section). The numbering of these sections starts with 1, in the northeast corner of the Congressional township, and then snakes back and forth until it ends with 36, in the southeast corner of the Congressional township.

NOTE: Congressional townships do NOT correspond exactly to civil townships. Civil townships are named by local government (e.g. Brown Township or Guilford Township). A civil township may contain portions of several Congressional townships.

The Congressional Township dividing lines in Hendricks County:
  • County Road 0 (aka Hendricks County Road), which runs east-west and forms the southern boundary of Franklin Township and Liberty Township, is the dividing line between Township 13 North (in Morgan County) and Township 14 North.
  • County Road 500 South (which runs east-west) is the dividing line between Township 14 North and Township 15 North.
  • County Road 100 North (which runs east-west) is the dividing line between Township 15 North and Township 16 North.
  • County Road 625 North (which runs east-west) is the dividing line between Township 16 North and Township 17 North.

The Range dividing lines in Hendricks County:
  • County Road 300 West (which runs north-south) is the dividing line between Range 1 West and Range 2 West.
  • County Road 300 East (which runs north-south) is the dividing line between Range 1 West and Range 1 East - it corresponds to the 2nd Principal Meridian.
  • County Road 950 East (which runs north-south) is the dividing line between Range 1 East and Range 2 East.

Here's a guide to the civil townships represented by a particular Congressional township and range number:
  • Township 14 North, Range 1 East - portions of Guilford Township and Liberty Township.
  • Township 14 North, Range 2 East - a portion of Guilford Township.
  • Township 14 North, Range 1 West - portions of Clay Township, Franklin Township and Liberty Township.
  • Township 14 North, Range 2 West - portions of Clay Township and Franklin Township.
  • Township 15 North, Range 1 East - portions of Center Township, Guilford Township and Liberty Township.
  • Township 15 North, Range 2 East - a portion of Guilford Township.
  • Township 15 North, Range 1 West - portions of Center Township, Clay Township and Liberty Township.
  • Township 15 North, Range 2 West - portions of Clay Township and Marion Township.
  • Township 16 North, Range 1 East - portions of Brown Township, Center Township, Lincoln Township, Middle Township and Washington Township.
  • Township 16 North, Range 2 East - portions of Brown Township, Lincoln Township and Washington Township.
  • Township 16 North, Range 1 West - portions of Center Township, Middle Township and Union Township.
  • Township 16 North, Range 2 West - portions of Eel River Township and Marion Township.
  • Township 17 North, Range 1 East - portions of Brown Township and Middle Township.
  • Township 17 North, Range 2 East - a portion of Brown Township.
  • Township 17 North, Range 1 West - portions of Middle Township and Union Township.
  • Township 17 North, Range 2 West - a porition of Eel River Township.

Conversely, if you know the civil township and are interested in what Congressional townships and ranges correspond to that area:
  • Brown Township - Township 16 North, Range 1 East; Township 16 North, Range 2 East; Township 17 North, Range 1 East; Township 17 North, Range 2 East.
  • Center Township - Township 15 North, Range 1 East; Township 15 North; Range 1 West; Township 16 North, Range 1 East; Township 16 North, Range 1 West.
  • Clay Township - Township 14 North, Range 1 West; Township 14 North, Range 2 West; Township 15 North, Range 1 West; Township 15 North, Range 2 West.
  • Eel River Township - Township 16 North, Range 2 West; Township 17 North, Range 2 West.
  • Franklin Township - Township 14 North, Range 1 West; Township 14 North, Range 2 West.
  • Guilford Township - Township 14 North, Range 1 East; Township 14 North, Range 2 East; Township 15 North, Range 1 East; Township 15 North, Range 2 East
  • Liberty Township - Township 14 North, Range 1 East; Township 14 North, Range 1 West; Township 15 North, Range 1 East; Township 15 North, Range 1 West.
  • Lincoln Township - Township 16 North, Range 1 East; Township 16 North, Range 2 East.
  • Marion Township - Township 15 North, Range 2 West; Township 16 North, Range 2 West.
  • Middle Township - Township 16 North, Range 1 East; Township 16 North, Range 1 West; Township 17 North, Range 1 East; Township 17 North, Range 1 West.
  • Union Township - Township 16 North, Range 1 West; Township 17 North, Range 1 West.
  • Washington Township - Township 16 North, Range 1 East; Township 16 North, Range 2 East.

Friday, November 9, 2012

North Salem High School 1949 & 1950 yearbooks digitized

Mocavo, a genealogy search engine, has digitized the North Salem High School 1949 yearbook and North Salem High School 1950 yearbook, both called "Echoes." Their digital images can be browsed; if you wish to use their search feature, you must register for a free account.

Danville High School 1976 yearbook digitized

Mocavo, a genealogy search engine, has digitized the Danville High School 1976 yearbook, called "Tom Tom." Their digital images can be browsed; if you wish to use their search feature, you must register for a free account.

Brownsburg High School 1956 yearbook digitized

Mocavo, a genealogy search engine, has digitized the Brownsburg High School 1956 yearbook, called "Memories." Their digital images can be browsed; if you wish to use their search feature, you must register for a free account.

Stilesville High School 1964 yearbook digitized

Mocavo, a genealogy search engine, has digitized the Stilesville High School 1964 yearbook, called "Echo." Their digital images can be browsed; if you wish to use their search feature, you must register for a free account.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lizton and Washington Township School Records Added

Lists of the graduates of Lizton High School in 1920 and common school graduates of Washington Township in 1914 have been added to the School Records section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. These lists were extracted from commencement programs that are in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

COPELAND/CORBIN marriage license warning (1940)

A note found in Hendricks County Marriage Application Book 21 (1939-1941) warns the Hendricks County Clerk not to issue a marriage license to William Roy Copeland and Catherine Corbin of Indianapolis, as he is underage. The note, written by William's mother, reads:

November 5, 1940
Dear Sir,

Please do not issue William Roy Copeland RR 10 Box 295 Indianapolis and Catherine ? Corbin 412 Spring St. Indianapolis a marriage license because the boy is only seventeen but could easily pass for twenty-two. Was born in Indianapolis but claims he was born either in Cincinnati or Canada.

If you are doubtful please contact Miss Fay Terrell of the Juvenile Court at Indianapolis.

Thanking you for your cooperation.

Gratefully yours,
Mrs. Ruth Copeland
RR 10 Box 295
Indianapolis, Ind.

Couldn't you refuse without letting the boy know I wrote.

[NOTE: A search of a marriage index for Marion County found that William Copeland and Katherine Corbin were married there on April 22, 1941]

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hendricks County Marriage Applications Index 1907-1908 Added

An index to Hendricks County marriage application book 2 (which covers 2 February 1907 to 19 December 1908) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Beginning in May 1905, Indiana law required the recording of marriage applications, which included biographical details about the bride and the groom, as well as their parents. In Hendricks County, the information from these applications was kept in a separate set of books from the marriage record until June 1950.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of some of the marriage application books. The digitizing is in progress - so far the books that cover 1905 through 1923 are online.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Historic Photos of Plainfield Book Published

A book of historic photos of Plainfield, its people and businesses has been published. The book, titled Plainfield, was published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of America series. The photos were compiled by Reann Poray, who is manager of the Indiana Room at Plainfield Public Library.

An article in the Hendricks County Flyer has more information about what was included in the book.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

13 More Hendricks County Probate Records Put Online

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 13 more digitized files of Hendricks County probate records to their website. The newest files cover the surnames FOX, HAMPTON, HEDGE, HENLEY, HERBSTER, HERNDON, MADDOX, MAHAN, MAINES, MARTIN, MITCHELL and PEARCY.

There are now 706 files of Hendricks County probate records online. These files are free to the public and are part of the society's Records Preservation Project.

Monday, October 22, 2012

17 More Hendricks County Probate Records Put Online

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 17 more digitized files of Hendricks County probate records to their website. The newest files cover the surnames DOWNS, DRASING, DUCKWORTH, GOSSETT, GOUDY, GOWIN, GRAHAM, HADLEY, HENLEY, MERRITT, SELCH, TUCKER and VILES.

There are now 693 files of Hendricks County probate records online. These files are free to the public and are part of the society's Records Preservation Project.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hendricks County Divorce Records Index 1912-1992 Added

An index of Hendricks County divorce cases that is in the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site has been updated. The index now covers divorce cases that were filed in Hendricks County courts from July 1912 through December 1992. It was compiled using entry docket books for the various courts.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

22 More Hendricks County Probate Records Files Put Online

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 22 more digitized files of Hendricks County probate records to their website. The newest files cover the surnames AYERS, BEREMAN, DOWNS, ESTES, FARMER, GENTRY, HARVEY, HEAVEN/HEAVIN, NEAVILLE, PHILLIPS, POUNDS, SNODDY, SNODGRASS, SOPER, SPENCER, TOWLES, TURNER and WALKER.

There are now 676 files of Hendricks County probate records online. These files are free to the public and are part of the society's Records Preservation Project.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

North Salem 1902 High School Records Added

Lists of the graduates and teachers of North Salem High School in 1902 have been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. These lists were extracted from a 1902 souvenir booklet, which is in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brown Township 1900 School Records Added

Lists of the graduates and teachers of common schools in Brown Township in 1900 have been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. These lists were extracted from a 1900 commencement program, which is in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library.

NOTE: A common school went up to 8th grade.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Liberty Township 1905 School Records Added

Lists of the graduates and teachers of common schools in Liberty Township in 1905 have been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. These lists were extracted from a 1905 commencement program, which is in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library.

NOTE: A common school went up to 8th grade.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Hendricks County Histories Digitized

Digital versions of various books about Hendricks County history, including several county histories and directories, are available online for free.

--The People’s Guide (Cline & McHaffie, 1874)
http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/Miscellaneoushistoricalindex.asp OR
http://books.google.com/books?id=YkbWAAAAMAAJ

--Atlas of Hendricks County, Indiana (J.H. Beers & Co., 1878)
http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/HistoricalMapsIndex_1878.asp

--History of Hendricks County (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1885)
http://archive.org/details/historyofhendric02inte OR
http://books.google.com/books?id=qUbWAAAAMAAJ

--A Portrait and Biographical Record of Boone, Clinton and Hendricks Counties, Ind. (Chicago: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1895)
http://archive.org/details/portraitbiographbch00chic

--Industrial Souvenir of Hendricks County (1904)
http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/Miscellaneoushistoricalindex.asp

--Standard Atlas of Hendricks County (Chicago: George A. Ogle & Co., 1904)
http://archive.org/details/standardatlasofh00geoa OR
http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/HistoricalMapsIndex_1904.asp

--History of Hendricks County (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen & Co., 1914)
http://archive.org/details/historyofhendric00hadl

--Prairie Farmer’s Directory of Reliable Farmers and Breeders, Hendricks County (1920)
http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/SectionMenus/Miscellaneoushistoricalindex.asp



Thursday, September 27, 2012

5 More Hendricks County Probate Records Files Put Online

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 5 more digitized files of Hendricks County probate records to their website. The newest files cover the surnames TOMLINSON, TONEY, WALKER and WELLS.

There are now 654 files of Hendricks County probate records online. These files are free to the public and are part of the society's Records Preservation Project.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Hendricks County Probate Records Files Put Online

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added 39 more digitized files of Hendricks County probate records to their website. The newest files cover the surnames ALBERTSON, ALMOND, APPLEGATE, ARNOLD, AYERS, BANKS, CALL, HANCOCK, HARDIN, HART, McVEY, MENDENHALL, MEREDITH, MERRITT, NOLAND, PLASTER, PLUMMER, POLAND, PORTER, POTTER, RAMMEL, SELCH, SNODDY, SPARKS, SPRAY, STONE, STOUT, TOLEN and WILSON.

There are now 649 files of Hendricks County probate records online. These files are free to the public and are part of the society's Records Preservation Project.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hendricks County Divorce Records Index Updated

An index of Hendricks County divorce cases that is in the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site has been updated. The index now covers divorce cases that were filed in Hendricks County courts from June 1953 through December 1992. It was compiled using entry docket books for the various courts.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hendricks County Censuses Digitized

Digital versions of the Hendricks County censuses for 1830 through 1930 are available online for free at Internet Archive, thanks to their partnership with the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. The library digitized their collection of census microfilm from the National Archives.

--Hendricks County 1830 census: http://archive.org/details/populationsc18300030unit

--Hendricks County 1840 census: http://archive.org/details/populationsc18400087unit

--Hendricks County 1850 census: http://archive.org/details/7thcensus0150unit

--Hendricks County 1860 census: http://archive.org/details/populationschedu265unit

--Hendricks County 1870 census: http://archive.org/details/populationschedu0322unit

--Hendricks County 1880 census: http://archive.org/details/10thcensus0283unit

--Hendricks County 1900 census: http://archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu376unit

--Hendricks County 1910 census: http://archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po354unit

--Hendricks County 1920 census: http://archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu436unit

--Hendricks County 1930 census: http://archive.org/details/indianacensus00reel591

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Plainfield Library To Host Family Photos Program

Photo preservation and restoration expert Joan Hostetler will present a free program, "Care and Identification of Family Photos," on Saturday, October 6 at Plainfield Public Library. The program, which begins at 11 am, will show you how to identify, date, preserve and display your heirloom photos. Participants are encouraged to bring interesting, mystery or problem photos for evaluation. Hostetler is a graduate of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and received her MFA in imaging arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the co-owner of Heritage Photo & Research Services, which specializes in local history research, photo preservation and digitization, and archives management.

This is a free program - to reserve your spot, visit www.plainfieldlibrary.net or call (317) 838-3800.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Washington Township February 1847 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Washington Township in February 1847 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held February 13, 1847 in McClain's Schoolhouse to elect a Justice of the Peace for Washington Township.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Plainfield Library Digitizes Hendricks County Historical Society Newsletters

The Indiana Room of the Plainfield Public Library has begun digitizing their collection of the newsletters of the Hendricks County Historical Society (published between 1971 and 2000) and placing them online at:

http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/localdatabases.html


So far the first 4 issues are online - the digitizing is a work in progress, and more issues will be added over time. The society no longer exists, so having these newsletters online allows researchers easier access to some of the great local information that is found in them.

NOTE: These newsletters were indexed in PERSI (Periodical Source Index), a database that is available via subscription to Heritage Quest or Ancestry.com, as well as in-person visits to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Guilford Township January 1847 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Guilford Township in January 1847 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held January 23, 1847 in Plainfield to elect a Justice of the Peace for Guilford Township.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hendricks County Teachers Database Updated

Entries from the 1923 school year have been added to the database Index to Teachers in Hendricks County Schools, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It is a list of all of the teachers in the county's schools, as published in area newspapers at the beginning of each school year by the county's schools superintendent. The list was comprised of the teacher's name and their location, and sometimes included the subjects they were teaching. It covers the years 1923-1963.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Oscar Clyde Shockley obituary (1962)

source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana) - issue of 22 October 1962 - page 8

New Ross - Dr. Oscar Clyde Shockley, 68 year old veterinarian in this community for many years died Sunday in Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill since last Wednesday and hospitalized since Thursday. Dr. Shockley was a 1917 graduate of Indiana Veterinarian College and served in the US Army during WWI. He was a member of the New Ross Christian Church, Danville Masonic Lodge, Crawfordsville Knights Templar, Indianapolis Shrine, Sixth District Veterinarian Association and National Veterinarian Association. He also was past president of Indiana Veterinarian Association. He was born April 13, 1894 in Hendricks County a son of Alfred and Eldora Clark Shockley. He was twice married. He first married Geraldine Ann Leak May 1, 1915 at Danville. She died June 23, 1955. On March 2, 1957 he married Ruhama Dean at North Salem. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Quentin of Indianapolis and Oscar, Jr of Rockville; a brother, Herbert of Pittsboro; sister, Mrs. Lida Shook of San Antonio and 3 grandchildren. Body was taken to the Walker Funeral Home, Jamestown where funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the K of P cemetery at Lizton.

NOTE: This obituary was kindly shared by Karen Zach.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Danville High School Alumni List Added

A listing of alumni of Danville High School from 1880 to 1915 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing was extracted from the school's 1916 yearbook.

Friday, August 24, 2012

QUERY: Adams of Hendricks County & Tipton County

Marilyn Shuck (marilyn.shuck@yahoo.com) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee is trying to trace her great-grandparents, J.G. and Eliza Adams of Hendricks County, who also lived in Tipton County, Indiana (they are buried in Groomsville). Her grandparents were John Ramseyer Adams and Dora Belle Townsend Adams and David Edward Shuck and Goldie Ethel Adams Shuck, all of Tipton County. Her parents were Dr. Merlin Eugene Shuck (veterinarian) and Marietta Williams Shuck. Please contact her if you have any information about the Hendricks County part of her ancestry.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Center Township 1847 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Center Township in October 1847 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held October 21, 1847 in Danville to elect a Justice of the Peace for Center Township.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hendricks County 1958 Farmers Directory Added

A list of the farmers in a Hendricks County directory from 1958 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This directory is in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is not a comprehensive list of all of the farmers in the county, only those who chose to participate in this publication.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Plainfield Library To Host Work Session for Probate Records



If you are interested in historic Hendricks County records, you are invited to stop by the Plainfield Public Library (1120 Stafford Rd., Plainfield IN 46168) on Saturday, October 13, 2012 any time from 10 am to 4 pm to help unfold and organize the contents of Hendricks County probate records from the 1800's. This work session is part of the Indiana Genealogical Society's ongoing project to preserve and digitize the contents of Hendricks County probate packets, which are stored in the basement of the Hendricks County courthouse in Danville.

At this work session, you will be unfolding the documents and then placing them in folders. You can stop by at any time during the day and stay for as little or as long as you want. Bring a lunch with you or go out for lunch at one of the many area restaurants.

Since this project began in 2009, over 2,500 of the probate records have been worked on, and over 600 of them are available online as digitized files.

To help us plan space, please register with the Plainfield library - you can either register online through their Events Calendar, or contact the library's Indiana Room - phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Clayton dry goods business letterhead (1875)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1875 (shown below) containing a receipt from the dry goods business of John Harrison, which was located at the corner of Kentucky Street and Iowa Street in Clayton.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clayton Mills business letterhead (1875)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1875 (shown below) containing a receipt from the business of Clayton Mills, a grain mill in Clayton run by Elmore & Co. (including Amos Elmore, who signed the receipt).


Sunday, August 5, 2012

North Salem 1912 Musical Program

Jamie Neal (jamie.neal@gmail.com) has kindly shared a copy of a musical program from 1912. The organization holding the musical program is not listed - it may be a church or a club.

Here is a transcription of what the program says:

Musical Program
Auspices Commercial Club
Gill’s Opera House North Salem
Thursday, May 28, 8:15 P.M.

--Orchestra
--Piano Duet – Mamie Davis and Mary Davis
--Violin Solo “Adoration” – Inez Kent
--Vocal Duet “O That We Two Were Maying” – Lottie Waters and Lena Hicks
--Vocal Solo – Faye Kendall
--Violin Duet – Turpin Davis and Kenneth Davenport
--Reading – Mary Waters
--Violin Solo “The Little Gem Waltz” – Louise Wisehart
--Ladies’ Quartet
--Orchestra
--Piano Solo – Belle Keating
--Vocal Duet – Fanny Kendall and Mary Kendall
--Piano Duet – Pauline Trotter and Helen Bowen
--Reading – Vivian Gibson
--Piano Solo – Geraldine Trotter
--Vocal Solo, with violin obligato “O Dry Those Tears” – Lena Hicks
--Male Quartet
--Orchestra

Brown Township 1846 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Brown Township in October 1846 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held October 3, 1846 in Brownsburg to elect a Justice of the Peace for Brown Township.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hendricks County Government Archives Adds School Enrollment Records

Hendricks County Government's Archives has added to its digital collection of school records. They recently added scanned copies of ledger books containing school enrollment records for the 1927-1928 school year for 10 of the 12 townships (Eel River Township and Guilford Township were not included).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plainfield Library Adds Hendricks County Coroner Inquest Records

The Indiana Room at the Plainfield Public Library has posted a new online index of some Hendricks County Coroner's Inquests. The packets were part of a collection that was in the library's historical collection, and just recently unfolded and flattened to help preserve them longer. Names, dates, and causes of death are included in the index, but the inquest reports themselves are rich with additional information. You can find this new index at:

http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/localdatabases.html

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stilesville High School Graduates List Added

A listing of graduates of Stilesville High School from 1913 to 1964 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This listing was extracted from a booklet published by the school's alumni association.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

North Salem High School 1912 commencement program

Jamie Neal (jamie.neal@gmail.com) has kindly shared a copy of the commencement program for the North Salem High School class of 1912. Here is a transcription of what the program says:

May 14, 1912 in N.S. Assembly Hall 8:00 PM
Admission Free

Class Song
Salutatory – Julius Robertson
Class History – Belle Keating
Violin Solo – Carlos Crosby
Class Poem – Marie Fiscus
Vocal Solo – Mabel Kurtz
Class Will – Perry Moore
Famous Women of History and Literature – Senior Girls
Vocal Solo – Helen Grace Roberts
Valedictory – Ralph Kurtz

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Danville business letterhead (1871)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1871 (shown below) containing a receipt from the business of Christie & Hunt - with James Christie and Lee Hunt as partners.


Danville business letterhead (1870)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1870 (shown below) containing a receipt from the business of Howell & Donaldson - with H. Howell and William Donaldson as partners.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Maurice Gibson and H.C. Gibson of North Salem

Jamie Neal (jamie.neal@gmail.com) has kindly shared this photo of 3 men.


The back of the photo is labeled: "My pal, my brother (Maurice Gibson) and my father (H.C. Gibson)".


Vivian Gibson of North Salem (1915)

Jamie Neal (jamie.neal@gmail.com) has kindly shared this photo of her great-grandmother Vivian Gibson.


The photo was included on the label for Gibson's Delight Brand Baking Powder (which was sold in H.C. Gibson's Grocery in North Salem).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tombstone of Young W. Graham (1811-1846) - New Winchester

Teena Addison (tbaum@tampabay.rr.com) has kindly shared this photo of the tombstone of her ancestor, Young W. Graham (1811-1846), who is buried at Ragan Cemetery in New Winchester. According to his tombstone, he died April 22, 1846.


Graham family of Marion Township (1897)

Teena Addison (tbaum@tampabay.rr.com) has kindly shared this photo of her Graham ancestors, including her grandmother Vesta.


From left to right: Elizabeth (Raglan) Stephenson; Patsy (Stephenson) Graham; Vesta Eulalia Graham (on fence); Donna (Wright) Graham; Charles Graham; Maude Graham; Raleigh Graham (on horse); William Graham; John Graham. This photo was taken at their home (believed to be in Marion Township) around 1897.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lincoln Township 1895 Census Added

Entries from a census taken in Lincoln Township in 1895 have been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This special census was taken of white males and colored males over the age of 21. The census only asked for the male's first and last name and their age.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

William C. Nelson's heirs (1871)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. The probate packet for William C. Nelson's estate (1871) contains a piece of paper listing the names and birthdates of his heirs:

Marietta Nelson was born February the 7th 1855
Elisabeth Ann Nelson was born July the 22nd 1857
Ida May Nelson was born September the 27th 1859
Charles Lewis Nelson was born November the 15th 1864

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Brownsburg business letterhead (1872)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1872 (shown below) containing a receipt from the business of Green & Dobson - with J.A.C. Dobson one of the partners.


Coatesville business letterhead (1873)

The Indiana Genealogical Society has been working on preserving and digitizing the contents of Hendricks County probate packets as part of its Records Preservation Project. Among the items they've found: letterhead from 1873 (shown below) containing a receipt from the business of Pierson & Fellows in Coatesville - owned by John W. Pierson and Price H. Fellows.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Index to Probate Order Books Updated

Entries from Probate Order Book Volume 5 (12 August 1850 - 18 August 1852) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1852), which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index includes the person's first and last name, the subject of their probate case (estate, guardianship, etc.), and the corresponding book and page number.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Doctors in Hendricks County Medical Society (1878)

According to a listing in Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society, twenty-eighth annual session (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Journal Co., 1878), these were the members of the Hendricks County Medical Society in 1878:

J. Barker, Brownsburg
B. Bartholomew, Danville
J.H. Brill, Pittsboro
T.J. Dryden, Clayton
F.C. Fergison, Brownsburg
J.N. Green, Stilesville
A. Heavenridge, Stilesville
W.J. Hoadley, Danville
L.H. Kenedy, Danville
R.C. Moore, Belleville
J.H. Orear, Lizton
J.A. Osborn, New Winchester
M.G. Parker, Amo
F.W. Smith, Plainfield
H.C. Summers, Amo
R.C. Talbott, Pittsboro

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hendricks County 1847 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Hendricks County's 10 townships in August 1847 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held August 2, 1847 to elect Congressional representatives, as well as several county office positions.

Doctors in Hendricks County Medical Society (1877)

According to a listing in Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society, twenty-seventh annual session (Indianapolis: Baker, Schmidlap & Co., 1877), these were the members of the Hendricks County Medical Society in 1877:

T.J. Adams, North Salem
J. Barker, Brownsburg
B. Bartholomew, Danville
J.H. Brill, Pittsboro
T.J. Dryden, Clayton
J.A. Eastman, Indianapolis
T. Evans, Plainfield
C.F. Ferguson, Brownsburg
J.N. Green, Stilesville
W.F. Harvey, Plainfield
A. Heavenridge, Stilesville
W.J. Hoadley, Danville
L.H. Kennedy, Danville
W. Lockhart, Danville
B. Mendenhall, Brownsburg
R.C. Moore, Belleville
J.H. Orear, Lizton
J.A. Osborn, New Winchester
F.W. Smith, Plainfield
R.C. Talbott, Pittsboro

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Doctors in Hendricks County Medical Society (1867)

According to a listing in Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society, at its seventeenth annual session, held at Indianapolis, May 21 and 22, 1867 (Indianapolis: Douglas & Conner, 1867), these were the members of the Hendricks County Medical Society in 1867:

S.L. Adams, Danville
T.J. Adams, North Salem
B. Bartholomew, Danville
William Carter, Pittsboro
Thomas Evans, Plainfield
H. Gibbens, Stilesville
J.N. Green, Stilesville
J.T. Hall, New Winchester
William F. Harvey, Plainfield
[blank] Heavenridge, Stilesville
William Hoadley, Danville
L.H. Kennedy, Belleville
Jonathan Kersey, Amo
Robert Lewis, Plainfield
M.C. Mendenhall, West Newton
Nathan Mendenhall, Plainfield
Risdon C. Moore, Belleville
Levi Ritter, Danville
L.D. Robinson, Coatesville
Thomas P. Sellers, Brownsburg
Henry G. Todd, Danville













Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hendricks County Elected Officials (1945)

The Hendricks County School Directory 1945-1946 includes this listing of elected officials in Hendricks County:

County Assessor: Harlie R. McIntyre
County Auditor: Charles G. Bryant
County Clerk: Taylor H. Johnson
County Coroner: Dr. F.N. Wright
County Judge: Horace L. Hanna
County Prosecutor: Lindol L. Lawson
County Recorder: Ernestine Blair
County Road Superintendent: Harold E. Mason
County Sheriff: Oscar Bradford
County Superintendent of Schools: Jewell H. Vaughan
County Surveyor: R. Major Franklin
County Treasurer: Gertie B. Davis

County Commissioners: Grant Sellers; Hursell H. Disney; William Hagg
County Council: Fred D. Ensminger; Harry Hadley; Enos Michael; Lawrence Bradley; Loren Masten; Claud Hollett; Ira Masten

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sixty Cents School in Brown Township Holds Reunion (1939)

From a newspaper clipping donated by Jerry Wiley. According to The Village of Brownsburg (1998), Sixty Cents School was built from land that was purchased in 1854 and was on the south side of County Road 1000 North in Brown Township, facing County Road 650 East. The Corinth Church was across the road from the school.


From the Brownsburg Record (Brownsburg, Indiana) – issue of 1939 [exact date unknown]:

"Old Scholars and Teacher of ‘60c School’

Left to right: Minnie (Herring) Marker, Viola (Turpin) Everett, Elsie (McCrory) Eaton, Nancy (George) McDaniel, Ona (Kennedy) Beaman, John F. Everett, W.H. Schenck, Herbert Johnson, 72, Albert Johnson, 88, William Johnson, 84, 3 brothers. John F. Everett was a former teacher.

About eighty former students and teachers of the old “Sixty Cent” school gathered at Corinth Church Sunday afternoon and talked over the old days, when they were much younger than at present. A fine basket dinner was laid upon tables in the church lawn and at the conclusion much visiting and reminiscing occupied the afternoon.

Above we show a picture of a group of some of the older students, including a former teacher, John F. Everett. No shiny school buses stopped at their doors for these boys and girls. Laboriously they plodded through mud, snow and summer suns, in fair and rainy weather to learn their three “R’s.”

A business session was held and Herschell F. Johnson was named President, with Mrs. Eva S. Waters as secretary of the association. They will meet again each year at the same place, the time to be announced at a later date. “Sixty Cent” school is standing just a short way west of Corinth Church at the cross road. Many and varied are the stores as to the origin of the name of this school. One version is that Samuel Schenck taught a subscription school there and charged sixty cents per pupil; another was to the effect that when the school was completed there was no lock for the door, this costing sixty cents; another story is that the carpenters who labored on the old frame structure receives sixty cents per day each. However, this known there is probably no other “sixty cent” school in the country."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hendricks County Marriage Index Updated

Entries from Hendricks County Marriage Book Volume 60 (17 May 1997 - 4 April 1998) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Marriage Books, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It includes the names of the bride and groom, their date of marriage and the corresponding book and page number.

This index is in progress - so far it covers the period of 1904-1998, as well as 1824-1848.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Irene Gossett Owens obituary (1967)

source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana) – issue of 24 July 1967 - page 2:

[submitted by Karen Zach; typed by Walt W]

JAMESTOWN — Mrs. Irene Owens, 56, died Saturday night at her home here after an illness of four years.

She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church.

A native of Hendricks County, she was born April 17, 1911, a daughter of Omer and Essie Groover Gossett. She married Glenn Owens in Indianapolis June 9, 1931.

Surviving along with Mr. Owens are four daughters, Mrs. Janet Whitaker of Plainfield, Mrs. Sue Martin of Lizton and Judith and Jean Owens, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Halcie Wilson of Plymouth and Mrs. Doris Martin of Crawfordsville, and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Candidates for Election in Brown Township (October 1846)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Saturday, 3 October 1846 in Brownsburg for the purpose of electing one Justice of the Peace for Brown Township.

Votes received:
George Tyler (51 votes – winner)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Candidates for Election in Guilford Township (March 1847)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Monday, 8 March 1847 in Plainfield for the purpose of electing one Justice of the Peace for Guilford Township.

Votes received:
Joel Hodgin (60 votes – winner)
John M. Draper (7 votes)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Candidates for Election in Washington Township (February 1847)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Saturday, 13 February 1847 at McClain's Schoolhouse for the purpose of electing one Justice of the Peace for Washington Township to succeed the expired term of Seth Huron.

Votes received:
Seth Huron (60 votes – winner)
James Campbell (1 vote)

Guilford Township 1895 & 1907 Censuses Added

Entries from censuses taken in Guilford Township in 1895 and 1907 have been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. These special censuses were taken of white males and colored males over the age of 21. The censuses only asked for the male's first and last name and their age.

Candidates for Election in Guilford Township (January 1847)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Saturday, 23 January 1847 in Plainfield for the purpose of electing one Justice of the Peace for Guilford Township.

Votes received:
Joel Hodgen (40 votes)
John Larrence (43 votes - winner)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Verne C. Walton, Sr. obituary (1963)

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana) - issue of 20 April 1963 - page 5

NORTH SALEM
Verne C. Walton Sr., 70, a native of North Salem, died at 11:25 a.m. Friday in his home here after an illness of three weeks. He was born Oct. 26, 1892, near North Salem and his parents were John Gavin and Cora Parker Walton. On Dec. 20, 1916, her married Dorothy Faye Parker in North Salem. He was a member of the North Salem Methodist Church and worked as a contractor and carpenter all of his life. he attended North Salem schools. Survivors include the widow; four sons, John of Lapel, William and Verne Jr. of North Salem and Charles of Greenfield; two daughters, Mrs. Joann McClain of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and Mrs. Colinette Richardson of Greenfield; three sisters, Mrs. Don Foster of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Kenneth Baler of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Lee Richards of Wilton, Conn., and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Porter Funeral Home in North Salem with Rev. Delmar Smith officiating. Burial was in North Salem Cemetery.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

FamilySearch Adds Indiana 1940 Census Index

FamilySearch has posted an every-name index of Indiana in the 1940 census. The index is at https://familysearch.org/1940census/1940-census-indiana/ and also includes a link to the image of the specific census page. Both the index and the images are free to the public and are part of the 1940 Census Community Project.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hendricks County 1940 Census Index Is Complete

Entries from the Clay Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is now complete - it includes the 20,000+ people listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Indiana Boys' School Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Indiana Boys' School enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The Indiana Boys' School was started in Plainfield in 1867 to reform male juvenile offenders through education. Originally known as the "House of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders," its name was later changed to the Indiana Reform School for Boys and finally the Indiana Boys' School. Judges from courts across Indiana could commit boys to the school if they had been charged with a crime or with being delinquent.

This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Index to Probate Order Books Updated

Entries from Probate Order Book Volume 4.5 (10 May 1847 - 18 May 1850) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1850), which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index includes the person's first and last name, the subject of their probate case (estate, guardianship, etc.), and the corresponding book and page number.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Marion Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Marion Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Candidates for Election in Center Township (October 1847)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Thursday, 21 October 1847 in Danville for the purpose of electing one Justice of the Peace for Center Township to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edmund Clark, Esquire.

Votes received:
James Duzan (62 votes - winner)
George L. Ellis (53 votes)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Plainfield Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Plainfield enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Candidates for Election in Hendricks County (1847)

From copies of voting records at Plainfield Library:

Election held Monday, 2 August 1847 - candidates for various offices (with votes received in parentheses):

--Hendricks County Assessor:
Harmon Brittain (1240 votes – winner)
M. Fawkner (12 votes)
Edward Strawn (625 votes)

--Hendricks County Commissioner (2nd District):
William Duzan (53 votes)
Samuel J. Ensminger (212 votes)
Simon Hornaday (1231 votes – winner)

--Hendricks County Coroner:
Lindsey Blair (2 votes)
James Collins (18 votes)
Peter Curtis (1 vote)
Jeremiah Depew (28 votes)
J. Draper (4 votes)
William Duzan (6 votes)
S.T. Hadley (1 vote)
Jonathan S. Harvey (92 votes – winner)
John C. Hogin (13 votes)
Simon Hornaday (1 vote)
Alfred Hunt (42 votes)
J. Irvin (9 votes)
Hezekiah Jessup (2 votes)
Moses Keeny (19 votes)
J.G. Lasley (2 votes)
B.M. Logan (10 votes)
J. Ludlow (2 votes)
A.P. Mendenhall (2 votes)
C.C. Nave (40 votes)
Isaac Osborn (10 votes)
James Slavens (57 votes)
William Snoddy (3 votes)
S.A. Verbrike (13 votes)
John Williams (2 votes)
James Wright (55 votes)

--Hendricks County Prosecuting Attorney:
C. Darnall ( 1 vote)
Wyatt A. George (939 votes – winner)
J.M. Gregg (10 votes)
S.T. Hadley (1 vote)
C.C. Nave (1 vote)
Richard W. Thompson (1 vote)

--Hendricks County School Commissioner:
Hezekiah McCormick (626 votes)
Jacob K. Moore (1085 votes – winner)

--Hendricks County Surveyor:
William Benbow (6 votes)
Henry Fitts (5 votes)
Job Hadley (1253 votes – winner)
Jonathan S. Harvey (1 vote)
Eldred Huff (1 vote)
C.C. Nave (1 vote)
Joseph Plummer (4 votes)

--Hendricks County Treasurer and Collector:
Edmund Clark (1084 votes – winner)
William Duzan (1 vote)
James W. Matlock (814 votes)
James S. Odell (9 votes)

--State Representative, Indiana General Assembly:
Edmund Clark (1 vote)
Jeremiah Depew (773 votes)
Jonathan S. Harvey (1028 votes – winner)
Solomon Rushton (33 votes)
Henry G. Todd (2 votes)

--Representative, United States Congress:
William Benbow (2 votes)
Richard W. Thompson (1906 votes – winner)
Joseph A. Wright (884 votes)

On Wednesday, 4 August 1847, a Board of Canvassers (made up of the judges and inspectors from each township) met at the courthouse in Danville to tally the votes and certify the results. The members of the board were:

Young Short (chairman of Board)
Preston Penington
Elias Leach
Samuel R. Cradick
John Reagan
T.F. Nickols
Abraham Harding
Zimri Hunt
Mark Hollett
Henry D. Goolman
William H. Cook
Joshua D. Parker, Clerk
N.T. Hadley, Deputy Clerk

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coatesville Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Coatesville enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Mollie Bateman Williams obituary (1963)

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana) - issue of 17 April 1963 - page 14

NORTH SALEM
Mollie Lee Williams, 87, a resident here many years, died in her home at 5:30 p.m. after an illness of three weeks. She was born in Maysville, Ky., Dec. 25, 1875, to William and Martha Carpenter Bateman, and in 1900 married William W. Williams in Kentucky. He survives with a son, Foster of West Newton; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Johnson of Greenfield, Mrs. Mabel Kisner of North Salem and Mrs. Dorothy McMullen of Indianapolis; a sister, Emma Bateman of North Salem, and 30 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A son and daughter are deceased. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at the North Salem Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, with Rev. Delmar Smith and Rev. Ross Marrs officiating. Interment will be in West Newton. Friends may call at the Porter Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Danville Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Danville enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Danville 1883 Census Added

Entries from a census taken in the town of Danville in 1883 have been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This special census was taken of white males and colored males over the age of 21. The census only asked for the male's first and last name and their age.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Liberty Township - Hazelwood - Belleville Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Liberty Township & towns of Hazelwood and Belleville enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Center Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Center Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hendricks County 1860 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Hendricks County's 11 townships in November 1860 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held November 5, 1860 to elect a president and vice-president of the United States.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Washington Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Washington Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Guilford Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Guilford Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Brownsburg Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Brownsburg enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Liberty Township - Belleville - Cartersburg Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Liberty Township & towns of Belleville and Cartersburg enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Marriage Index Updated

Entries from Hendricks County Marriage Book Volume 58 (8 July 1995 - 6 July 1996) and Volume 59 (29 June 1996 - 17 May 1997) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Marriage Books, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It includes the names of the bride and groom, their date of marriage and the corresponding book and page number.

This index is in progress - so far it covers the period of 1904-1997, as well as 1824-1848.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Middle Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Middle Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Indiana State Archives Adds Indiana Boys' School Database

The Indiana State Archives has added an index of inmates at the Indiana Boys' School to its online collection. The Indiana Boys' School was started in Plainfield in 1867 to reform male juvenile offenders through education. Originally known as the "House of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders," its name was later changed to the Indiana Reform School for Boys and finally the Indiana Boys' School. Judges from courts across Indiana could commit boys to the school if they had been charged with a crime or with being delinquent.

The Indiana State Archives' index includes 12,700 boys who were committed to the Indiana Boys' School from 1867 to 1937 (for confidentiality reasons, boys who were committed after 1937 are not online). Additional information on the inmates is available by contacting the Indiana State Archives or visiting their facility in person.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Index to Probate Order Books Updated

Entries from Probate Order Book Volume 4 (13 May 1844 - 12 February 1847) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Probate Order Books (1825-1847), which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index includes the person's first and last name, the subject of their probate case (estate, guardianship, etc.), and the corresponding book and page number.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Eel River Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Eel River Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Union Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Union Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Teachers Database Updated

Entries from the 1924 school year have been added to the database Index to Teachers in Hendricks County Schools, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It is a list of all of the teachers in the county's schools, as published in area newspapers at the beginning of each school year by the county's schools superintendent. The list was comprised of the teacher's name and their location, and sometimes included the subjects they were teaching.

The database is in progress - it currently covers 1924-1963.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lincoln Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Lincoln Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Clayton Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Clayton enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Brown Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Brown Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hendricks County 1845 Voters List Added

A list of the voters in Hendricks County's 10 townships in August 1845 has been added to the Data section of the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This voters list was compiled from photocopies found in the collection of the Plainfield Public Library and it is from an election that was held August 4, 1845 to elect Congressional representatives, as well as several county office positions.

Monday, April 16, 2012

North Salem Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the North Salem enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Marriage Index Updated

Entries from Hendricks County Marriage Book Volume 55 (17 October 1992 - 3 September 1993), Volume 56 (31 August 1993 - 20 August 1994) and Volume 57 (10 September 1994 - 26 June 1995) have been added to the database Index to Hendricks County Marriage Books, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. It includes the names of the bride and groom, their date of marriage and the corresponding book and page number.

This index is in progress - so far it covers the period of 1904-1995, as well as 1824-1848.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Franklin Township Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Franklin Township enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Children in Northern Eel River Township (1847) - District 8

Found in Plainfield Public Library’s Archives:

A list of children between the ages of 5 and 21 in District 8, Township 17 North, Range 2 West taken on 8 February 1847 taken by Lee Tucker, District Clerk
[NOTE: Township 17 North, Range 2 West is an area that roughly corresponds to the northern half of Eel River Township]

Parent’s Name: Anderson Pigg
Children: Martha Pigg; Polly Pigg; Thomas G. Pigg; William P. Pigg; Anderson Pigg; Editha Pigg; Mary E. Pigg (3 children age 5-10; 2 children ages 10-15; 2 children ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: A.L. Whitt
Children: Emerine Whitt; Mariah Whitt; Eliza Whitt; Martha Whitt (1 child ages 5-10; 2 children ages 10-15; 1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Emanuel Lockhart
Children: Polly Lockhart; Juletta Lockhart; Jasper N. Lockhart; Jane Lockhart; Martha A. Lockhart (3 children ages 5-10; 1 child age 10-15; 1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Samuel Scott
Children: George Scott; William Scott; James Scott; Elizabeth Scott (2 children ages 10-15; 2 children ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Wynn Jones
Children: Isaac T. Jones; Peter W. Jones; Mary Jones; Joseph Washington Jones (1 child ages 5-10; 3 children ages 10-15)

Parent’s Name: Christian Hartman
Children: Ervin S. Hartman; Polly Hartman; Daniel F. Hartman; Nancy J. Hartman (1 child ages 5-10; 2 children ages 10-15; 1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Alcy Jones
Children: James H. Jones (1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Sovrin Jones
Children: Elizabeth Cresey; Lawrence Cresey (1 child ages 10-15; 1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: H. Toney
Children: Melville Toney; Matilda Toney; Emily Toney; Malinda Toney; Mahaly Toney; Eliza Toney (3 children ages 5-10; 1 child ages 10-15; 2 children ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Charles Toney
Children: Susan Toney; Noah Toney; Amilda Toney; William Toney; Louisa Toney; Angaline Toney (3 children ages 5-10; 2 children ages 10-15; 1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: John Adams
Children: Maryann Adams; Sarah Margaret Adams; David Adams (2 children ages 5-10; 1 child ages 10-15)

Parent’s Name: Jesse Gibson
Children: John Gibson; Alaxander Gibson; Martha Gibson; Albert Gibson; Francis M. Gibson; Walker Gibson (2 children ages 5-10; 2 children ages 10-15; 2 children ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Tranim Toney
Children: Elkin Toney; Harvey Toney; Netty Toney; Sally J. Toney; Hiram Toney (2 children ages 5-10; 3 children ages 10-15)

Parent’s Name: Johnson Hunt
Children: John Hunt; Ann Hunt; Polly A. Hunt (2 children ages 5-10; 1 child ages 10-15)

Parent’s Name: Elizabeth Gibson
Children: William Gibson (1 child ages 15-21)

Parent’s Name: Lee Tucker
Children: Dandridge Tucker; Elizabeth Clampet (1 child ages 10-15; 1 child ages 15-21)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pittsboro Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Pittsboro enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stilesville Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Stilesville enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Amo Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Amo enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Children in Northern Eel River Township (1847) - District 5

Found in Plainfield Public Library’s Archives:

A list of children between the ages of 5 and 21 in District 5, Township 17 North, Range 2 West taken on 4 August 1847 by [illegible] ewey, District Clerk
[NOTE: Township 17 North, Range 2 West is an area that roughly corresponds to the northern half of Eel River Township]

Parent’s Name: James Troter
Children: Merida (male, age 15); Rufus (male, age 7); Perry (male, age 6)

Parent’s Name: C. Fullen
Children: Emaline (female, age 18); Perry (male, age 16); Mary Jane (female, age 13); Nancy (female, age 11); Albert (male, age 8)

Parent’s Name: George Neff
Children: Maryan (female, age 16); Henry (male, age 14); Sarah (female, age 13); Washington (male, age 11); Marion (male, age 9); John (male, age 7); Jane (female, age 6)

Parent’s Name: T. Blackemore
Children: Suzana (female, age 15); Olive Jane (female, age 12); Sucky (female, age 11); Samuel Spray (male, age 9); Sarah (female, age 7)

Parent’s Name: Jesse Duran
Children: Tinon (male, age 19)

Parent’s Name: Silas Tolby
Children: Rachael (female, age 15); Isabela (female, age 11); Christopher C. (male, age 9); William (male, age 6)

Parent’s Name: James Ivens
Children: Ambroz (male, age 15); Berry (male, age 14); Catharine (female, age 11); Rebeca (female, age 9); Suzan (female, age 7); Henry (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Joziah Jones
Children: William (male, age 18); Martha (female, age 15); Lee (male, age 13); Samuel (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: John McIntosh
Children: Jacob (male, age 20); Jackson (male, age 17); J. Wood (male, age 14); Rebecca (female, age 12); Rachael (female, age 10)

Parent’s Name: Joseph Iddings
Children: Rebecca (female, age 17); Benjamine F. (male, age 14); Mary (female, age 12); William (male, age 10); Samuel (male, age 8); Oliver (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Catharine Miller
Children: James (male, age 19); Henry (male, age 15)

Parent’s Name: John Wyatt
Children: John (male, age 16); Becky (female, age 14); Polly (female, age 12); James (male, age 9); Delila (female, age 7)

Parent’s Name: Mary J. Porter
Children: Catharine (female, age 11); John (male, age 10); Samuel (male, age 8); Laryan (female, age 6)

Parent’s Name: R.K. Carter
Children: Maryan (female, age 15); Lewis (male, age 14); Margaret J. (female, age 10); Nancy (female, age 8); Anjaline (female, age 5)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lizton Added To 1940 Census Index

Entries from the Lizton enumeration have been added to the database Every-Name Index of 1940 Census for Hendricks County, Indiana, which is on the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This database is not complete - more entries will be added. When finished, the database will include every person listed in the 1940 Hendricks County census.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Children in Northern Eel River Township (1846) - District 7

Found in Plainfield Public Library’s Archives:

A list of children between the ages of 5 and 21 in District 7, Township 17 North, Range 2 West taken on 7 January 1846 by John Spears, District Clerk
[NOTE: Township 17 North, Range 2 West is an area that roughly corresponds to the northern half of Eel River Township]

Parent’s Name: Nathan Davis
Children: Quincy Davis (male, age 18); Catherine Davis (female, age 16); William Davis (male, age 13); Franklin Davis (male, age 11); Marion Davis (male, age 9); Susan Davis (female, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Sarah Burgan
Children: William Burgan (male, age 19); John Burgan (male, age 15)

Parent’s Name: Isaac Trotter
Children: Robert Trotter (male, age 13); John Trotter (male, age 11); Jane Trotter (female, age 9); Rebecca Trotter (female, age 7); William Trotter (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Thomas Hall
Children: William Hall (male, age 17); John Hall (male, age 15); Isaac M. Hall (male, age 12); Mary E. Hall (female, age 11); James H. Hall (male, age 9); Mariah Hall (female, age 7); Ann Hall (female, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Wakefield Trotter
Children: John A. Trotter (male, age 16); Pleasant S. Trotter (male, age 11); Marian M. Trotter (male, age 9); Elizabeth F. Trotter (female, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Harrison Tolin
Children: John Tolin (male, age 9); Margaret Tolin (female, age 8); Jane Tolin (female, age 6); Daniel Tolin (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Robert Covy
Children: Mary Covy (female, age 14); Nancy Covy (female, age 13); Catherine Covy (female, age 11); Amanda Covy (female, age 9); John Covy (male, age 6)

Parent’s Name: George Henry
Children: David T. Henry (male, age 7); Susan M. Henry (female, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Joseph Cline
Children: Silas Cline (male, age 17); Nancy Cline (female, age 15); Lettis Cline (female, age 13); Mary F. Cline (female, age 11); John F. Cline (male, age 9); George W. Cline (male, age 7)

Parent’s Name: John Spears
Children: Eliza A. Spears (female, age 19); Sarah F. Spears (female, age 15); Willis L. Spears (male, age 13); Robert H. Spears (male, age 11); Narcissa Spears (female, age 5)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Children in Northern Eel River Township (1846) - District 5

Found in Plainfield Public Library’s Archives:

A list of children between the ages of 5 and 21 in District 5, Township 17 North, Range 2 West taken on 1 February 1846 by R.K. Carter, District Clerk
[NOTE: Township 17 North, Range 2 West is an area that roughly corresponds to the northern half of Eel River Township]

Parent’s Name: George Neff
Children: Marian (female, age 14); Henry (male, age 12); Sarah (female, age 11); Washington (male, age 9); Marian (male, age 7); John (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Thomas Blackmore
Children: Suzan (female, age 13); Olivejane (female, age 10); Sucky (female, age 9); Samuel (male, age 7); Sarah (female, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Silas Tolby
Children: Izabel (female, age 10); Columbus (male, age 8); William (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: James Berchfield
Children: Rachael F. (female, age 13); William (male, age 8); Martha (female, age 5)

Parent’s Name: James Ivens
Children: Ambroz (male, age 14); Berry (male, age 13); Catharine (female, age 10); Rebecca (female, age 8); Suzan (female, age 6)

Parent’s Name: George Caldwell
Children: John W. (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: John Mcintush
Children: Jacob (male, age 18); Jackson (male, age 15); John (male, age 12); Rebecca (female, age 11); Rachael (female, age 9)

Parent’s Name: C. Fullen
Children: Oliver (male, age 19); Emeline (female, age 17); Berry (male, age 15); Maryjane (female, age 12); Nancy (female, age 9); Albert (male, age 6)

Parent’s Name: James Troter
Children: Merida (male, age 13); Rufus (male, age 5)

Parent’s Name: Joseph Iddings
Children: Rebecca (female, age 15); Benjamine (male, age 13); Mary (female, age 10); William (male, age 8); Samuel (male, age 6)

Parent’s Name: Jesse Duram
Children: Absalum (male, age 10)

Parent’s Name: R.K. Carter
Children: Marian (female, age 14); Lewis (male, age 12); Margaret (female, age 8); Nancy (female, age 6)