Thursday, December 31, 2015

Name change of Kevin HELMS (1969)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 116 (January 1969 - March 1970), in October 1969, Kevin O'Shea Helms petitioned the court (case # C 69-223) to change his name to Kevin O'Shea Sabo. This petition was granted.



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Adoption of James Gerald FLANDERS (1941)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in May 1941 a petition was filed (case #6624) by Arthur and Esther Aubrey to adopt James Gerald Flanders. The petition was granted.

Hendricks County divorce index 1970-1971 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1970-1971 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 117 (7 March 1970 - 16 June 1971).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1987. NOTE: In August 1963, the Hendricks County Superior Court was created, and it could preside over divorce cases just as the Circuit Court could. The set of order books for the Superior Court have not been digitized or indexed.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Adoption of Wilbur DARNELL (1939)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in March 1939 John and Mary Bybee filed a petition (case #6459) to adopt Wilbur Darnell, a minor child. His parents, Wilbur and Edna Darnell, both gave their consent. The petition was granted, and his name was changed to Wilbur Darnell Bybee.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Adoption of Frances Pearl AULBY (1938)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in May 1938 a petition was filed (case #6396) to adopt Frances Pearl Aulby, a minor child. The petition was granted, and her name was changed to Frances Pearl Cox.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Marion Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Marion Township in 1928 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Richard BUTCHER divorce case dismissed due to his death (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in November 1968, Richard L. Butcher's divorce case against Agnes Butcher (case # C 68-160) was dismissed because the court was advised that he had died in April 1968.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Adoption of Shirley Ann WILSON (1941)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in April 1941 a petition was filed by Fred C. and Julia L. Fisher (case #6618) to adopt Shirley Ann Wilson, age 5. Her mother, Grace Wilson, and her grandmother, Martha Lyenberger, both gave their written consent, and her father, Nealie J. Wilson, appeared in court and gave his consent. The petition was granted, and her name was changed to Shirley Ann Fisher.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Adoption of Charles PENCE (1938)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in March 1938 Elmer Thornton Ragan and Mary Lee Ragan filed a petition (case #6384) to adopt Charles Pence. The petition was granted, and his name was changed to Charles Pence Ragan.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Name change of John Henry ASMANN (1940)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in October 1940 a petition was filed (case #6592) by John Henry Asmann to change his name to John Henry Thomas. The petition was granted.

Clay Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Clay Township in 1928 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Name change of Robert Lynn JOHANTAGES (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in December 1968, Robert Lynn Johantages petitioned the court (case # C 68-436) to change his name to Robert Lynn Stayte. This petition was granted.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Adoption of Mary Elizabeth HADLEY (1938)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in March 1938 Amie M. Hadley filed a petition (case #6383) to adopt Mary Elizabeth Hadley, age 22. Her mother, Bernice Hadley, was dead; her father, Walter E. Hadley, was Amie's husband, and he gave his consent. The petition was granted.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Adoption of Donna Lamese MIDDLETON (1940)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in September 1940 a petition was filed (case #6584) by John Reedy to adopt Donna Lamese Middleton. Her mother filed her written consent, and the petition was granted. Her name was changed to Donna Lamese Reedy.

Hendricks County divorce index 1969-1970 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1969-1970 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 116 (24 January 1969 - 6 March 1970).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1987. NOTE: In August 1963, the Hendricks County Superior Court was created, and it could preside over divorce cases just as the Circuit Court could. The set of order books for the Superior Court have not been digitized or indexed.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Adoption of James Henry LEISMAN (1938)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in January 1938 Sylvester and Dorott Coffman filed a petition (case #6368) to adopt James Henry Leisman, a minor child. His mother, Dorothea Coffman, gave her consent; the residence of his father, Leslie J. Thomas, was unknown. The petition was granted, and his name was changed to James Henry Coffman.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Name change of Mary Elizabeth YEAGER (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in December 1968, Mary Elizabeth Yeager petitioned the court (case # C 68-382) to change her name to Frances Elizabeth Yeager. This petition was granted.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Adoption of Judith Anne BECK (1937)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in September 1937 Morris C. and Anna Thomas filed a petition (case #6345) to adopt Judith Anne Beck, a minor child. Her parents, Everett and Eleanor Beck, both gave their consent. The petition was granted.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Adoption of Vera Jean OVERSTREET (1937)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in September 1937 Wilbur and Beulah S. Wilson filed a petition (case #6343) to adopt Vera Jean Overstreet, a neglected child of Putnam County. The petition was granted.

List of Danville High School students in 1959 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Danville High School in 1959 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1959 yearbook, Tom Tom, which is in the collection of the Plainfield library.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Name change of James V. FRIEL (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in October 1968, James V. Friel petitioned the court (case # C 68-313) to change his name to Leroy Albert Friel. This petition was granted.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Adoption of Minnie Eulalia CURRY (1937)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in September 1937 Dora A. Wing filed a petition (case #6342) to adopt Minnie Eulalia Curry. Minnie gave her consent herself. The petition was granted.

Name change of Dorothy Jean SHARTLE (1949)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in April 1949 a petition was filed by Dorothy Jean Shartle (case #7151) to change her name. The petition was granted, and her name was changed to Dorothy Jean Burch.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Middle Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Middle Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Charles Clay SOPER estate filed (1939)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in October 1939 a petition was filed by Lelah Coaltrin (case #6520) to be appointed administrator of the absentee estate of Charles Clay Soper, who had died January 5, 1909. The petition was granted.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Name change of Vaughn Alan NAPIER and siblings (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in July 1968, Vaughn Alan Napier, Dawn Elaine Napier, Melissa Anne Napier and Dale Andrew Napier petitioned the court (case # C 68-74) to change their last names to POLLARD. Because they were minors, they were represented in court by their mother, Elizabeth May Pollard. Their petition was granted.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Adoption of Elspeth May SMITH & Beverly Ann SMITH (1936)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in August 1936 a petition was filed (case #6249) to adopt Elspeth May Smith and Beverly Ann Smith by their stepfather. Their mother, Elspeth J. Manning Simmons, filed her written consent, and their father, Ivor L. Smith, was said to have deserted them and was not a resident of Indiana. The petition was granted, and their names were changed to Elspeth May Simmons and Beverly Ann Simmons.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Adoption of Thomas MIGGENBURG (1939)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in June 1939 a petition was filed (case #6489) by Denzil and Mary Jane Hilderbrand to adopt Thomas Miggenburg. The Marion County Department of Public Welfare filed their written consent, and the petition was granted. His name was changed to Thomas Bolen Hilderbrand.

Hendricks County divorce index 1968-1969 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1968-1969 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 115 (1 January 1968 - 23 January 1969).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1982. NOTE: In August 1963, the Hendricks County Superior Court was created, and it could hear divorce cases just as the Circuit Court could. The set of order books for the Superior Court have not been digitized or indexed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Name change of Michael Earl MORAN (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in April 1968, Michael Earl Moran petitioned the court (case # C 68-79) to change his name to Michael William Moran. This petition was granted.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Adoption of James Ogden FERREL (1936)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in May 1936 Paul O. and Laura Ferrel filed a petition (case #6235) to adopt James Ogden Ferrel, a minor child. His mother, Barbara Wilson, filed her written consent, and Walter Mentzer was his "alleged father." The petition was granted.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1984 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1984 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1984 yearbook, Colossus, which has been digitized by the Hendricks County Government Center.

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 5, 2015

Name change of Eliza Lue Branam SMITH (1968)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 115 (January 1968 - January 1969), in April 1968, Eliza Lue Branam Smith petitioned the court (case # C 68-102) to change her name to Lula B. Smith. This petition was granted.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Name change of Joseph Edward COX (1967)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 114 (November 1966 - December 1967), in September 1967, Joseph Edward Cox petitioned the court (case # C 67-250) to change his name to Joseph Edward Officer. This petition was granted.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Selected Danville newspapers digitized

Hoosier State Chronicles is the Indiana State Library's free portal for digital images of selected issues of newspapers from its vast Indiana collection. Their online offerings now include some selected issues of Danville newspapers:

The Butcher Knife (1857)

Hendricks County Gazette (1881, 1882, 1884, 1889, 1890, 1895 & 1898)

Hendricks County Republican (1879, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1897 & 1907)

Hendricks County Union (1883)

These digital images are not comprehensive even for these years - you must view the microfilm of these newspapers to see all the issues from a given year.

Center Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Center Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Name change of Jesse Allen BEARD (1967)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 114 (November 1966 - December 1967), in September 1967, Jesse Allen Beard petitioned the court (case # C 67-225) to change his name to John Richard Beard. Because he was under 21, the petition was filed by Mary Belle Beard. This petition was granted.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Adoption of Jon Bertrand THOMPSON (1936)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in March 1936 a petition was filed (case #6219) to adopt Jon Bertrand Thompson, a minor child. His mother, Mary E. Thompson, filed her written consent, and the petition was granted. His name was changed to Jon Bertrand Flathers.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1966-1967 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1966-1967 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 114 (18 November 1966 - 29 December 1967).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1982. NOTE: In August 1963, the Hendricks County Superior Court was created, and it could hear divorce cases just as the Circuit Court could. The set of order books for the Superior Court have not been digitized or indexed.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Name change of Kerry M. HAUK (1967)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 114 (November 1966 - December 1967), in August 1967, Kerry M. Hauk petitioned the court (case # C 67-196) to change his name to Kerry M. Perkins. This petition was granted.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Adoption of Patricia May SMITH (1936)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in February 1936 Dott D. Copeland filed a petition (case #6215) to adopt Patricia May Smith. Her mother, Lavonn E. Smith Copeland, filed her written consent, and the petition was granted. Her name was changed to Patricia May Copeland.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Name change of Marion Lee HAUSER (1966)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 114 (November 1966 - December 1967), in December 1966, Marion Lee Hauser petitioned the court (case # C 66-371) to change his name to Lee Marion Hauser. This petition was granted.

Brown Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Brown Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Adoption of Loren Bruce LANTZ (1935)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in September 1935 Lowell and Arline Maxwell filed a petition (case #6195) to adopt Loren Bruce Lantz. His mother, Marguerite Lantz, filed her written consent, and the petition was granted. His name was changed to Loren Bruce Maxwell.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Name change of Edward RADER (1965)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 112 (October 1964 - November 1965), in September 1965, Edward Rader petitioned the court (case # C 65-248) to change his name to Harold Edward Rader. This petition was granted.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1965-1966 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1965-1966 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 113 (8 November 1965 - 17 November 1966).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1982.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Adoption of Grace M. DICKEY (1934)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in November 1934 John B. and Julia F. Graham filed a petition (case #6137) to adopt Grace M. Dickey. The petition was granted, and her name was changed to Grace M. Graham.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Name change of Wilbur C. SLINKARD (1965)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 112 (October 1964 - November 1965), in June 1965, Wilbur C. Slinkard petitioned the court (case # C 65-290) to change his name to Charles Wilburn Slinkard. This petition was granted.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Adoption of Octavius Owen WALLER (1932)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in March 1932 Charles Turpin filed a petition (case #5053) to adopt Octavius Owen Waller, a minor child. His mother, Ruth Turpin, filed her written consent, and the petition was granted.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1979 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1979 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1979 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Name change of Betty GILTNER (1965)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 112 (October 1964 - November 1965), in January 1965, Betty Giltner petitioned the court (case # C 64-315) to change her name to Betty Norman. This petition was granted.

Adoption of Mary Katherine BOXLEY (1933)

According to a Hendricks County Probate Court docket sheet, in November 1933 John W. Hanger filed a petition (case #6055) to adopt Mary Katherine Boxley, a minor child. Her mother, Elizabeth Hanger, filed her written consent, and the petition was granted - the child's name was changed to Mary Katherine Hanger.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1964-1965 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1964-1965 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 112 (9 October 1964 - 5 November 1965).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1972.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Name change of Karen Sue KASEY (1964)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 112 (October 1964 - November 1965), in October 1964, Karen Sue Kasey petitioned the court (case # C 64-247) to change her name to Karen Sue Stockton. Because she was a minor, the petition was filed by Jane A. Stockton. This petition was granted.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lincoln Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Lincoln Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Name change of Ronald Wayne HAGEN (1966)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 113 (November 1965 - November 1966), in January 1966, Ronald Wayne Hagen petitioned the court (case # C 65-451) to change his name to Ronald Wayne Robbins. Ronald's parents, James D. Hagen and Mildred L. Hagen, filed their consent to the name change. The petition was granted.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

List of Washington Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Washington Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Name change of Lowell SMILEY (1964)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 111 (July 1963 - October 1964), in April 1964, Lowell Smiley petitioned the court (case # C64-61) to change his name to Lowell Nuckels. This petition was granted and his name was legally changed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1963-1964 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1963-1964 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 111 (10 July 1963 - 8 October 1964).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1972.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Name change of Robert Earl HAMPSHIRE (1964)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 111 (July 1963 - October 1964), in September 1964, Robert Earl Hampshire petitioned the court (case # C 64-183) to change his name to Robert Earl Andrew. The petition noted that he was the "natural son" of Vivian J. Andrew. The petition was granted and his name was changed, along with that of his wife.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

List of Danville High School students in 1952 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Danville High School in 1952 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1952 yearbook, Tom Tom.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1962-1963 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1962-1963 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 110 (16 June 1962 - 10 July 1963).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1972.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Name change of William KENDALL (1964)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 111 (July 1963 - October 1964), in April 1964, William Kendall petitioned the court (case # C64-32) to change his name to William L. Thompson. The petition noted that he was born June 4, 1931 in Marion County, Indiana to Mary Martha Kendall, but that as a child he had been known as William L. Thompson. This petition was granted and his birth certificate was ordered to be changed.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

List of Brown Township landowners in 1915 added

An index of the landowners in Brown Township in 1915 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Judy NEWLIN and Larry WHITE marriage annulled (1964)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 111 (July 1963 - October 1964), on August 8, 1964, Judy Carol White's petition for an annulment of her marriage to Larry Dean White (case # C64-132) was granted. The court order noted that she was only 15 years old at the time of the marriage, and thus was unable of entering into a legal contract.

NOTE: Hendricks County marriage records show that the marriage of Judy Carol Newlin and Larry Dean White occurred on 6 September 1962, where she listed her age as 19 (birthdate August 27, 1943). On 8 August 1964, she married Richard Melvin Castiglione, having gotten a waiver of the 3-day waiting period. On the 1964 marriage application, she listed her age as 17 (birthdate as August 27, 1947). She included an affidavit from her parents consenting to the marriage.



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1961-1962 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1961-1962 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 109 (13 May 1961 - 16 June 1962).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1972.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1973 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1973 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1973 yearbook, Colossus.

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, October 17, 2015

Adoption of Donita Mae GOODE and DeLama Kay GOODE (1963)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 111 (July 1963 - October 1964), during the divorce case of Mary Lou Goode and William Herbert Goode (case #62-321), their children Donita Mae Goode and DeLama Kay Goode were made wards of the court. In December 1963, their half-brother Thomas Irvin Goode and his wife Gladys Mae Goode petitioned the court to adopt these children, and their petition was granted.

NOTE: In Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 110 (June 1962 - July 1963), the divorce petition of Mary Lou Goode was granted in November 1962. The divorce settlement lists Donita as being age 9 and DeLama as age 5, and the children were placed in the temporary custody of Doris Wiles. In April 1963, Mary Lou Goode received permission from the court to temporarily remove the children from their home in order to take them to their father Herbert's funeral service in North Salem.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

List of Center Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Center Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1960-1961 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1960-1961 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 108 (10 March 1960 - 12 May 1961).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1967.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Indianapolis groups sponsoring research trip to Fort Wayne

The Indiana African American Genealogy Group and the Genealogical Society of Marion County are planning a research trip from Indianapolis to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The bus will leave Indianapolis at 7:30 am and it should return to Indianapolis by 8 pm. The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library is the third largest genealogy repository in the United States. The Genealogy Center has more than 350,000 printed volumes, 513,000 microfilms and microfiche.

The bus trip will cost $30 per person. Registration and payment can be made on the GSMC website (www.GenealogyIndy.org) using PayPal or by mailing a check to:

Genealogical Society of Marion County
9370 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229

Each registration should include the passenger’s name, address, telephone (preferably cell phone) and e-mail address. Those wishing to pay by credit card may use PayPal, which is on the IAAGG website at www.iaagg.org. The registration deadline is Saturday, October 19, 2015. They will need a minimum of 25 passengers for the trip to take place. If we have fewer than 25 reservations, the bus trip will be cancelled and they will carpool instead.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss probate records

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, November 5 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's West meeting room. Meredith Thompson will give a presentation on probate records.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

List of Lincoln Township landowners in 1915 added

An index of the landowners in Lincoln Township in 1915 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1959-1960 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1959-1960 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court order book 107 (6 March 1959 - 9 March 1960).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the Circuit Court order books for the years 1824-1967.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

List of Franklin Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Franklin Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Obituary for Winifred (SCHENCK) PEERY 1968

source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of Monday, September 9, 1968

NOTE: Thank you to Karen Zach for sharing this obituary.

THORNTOWN – Winifred S. Peery, 69, of Rt. 1, Thorntown, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at Witham Memorial Hospital at Lebanon where she had been a patient one week. Mrs. Peery was a member of the Sugar Plains Friends Church where she was active in many church affairs. For several years she was secretary of Literature of the National Friends Missionary Society. She was a graduate of West Newton High School and had attended Danville Normal Teachers College. She was a Hendricks County native, born Feb. 25, 1899, a daughter of Orlando and Margaret (Keeney) Schenck. She married Hershel C. Peery Aug. 15, 1922, at West Newton. Surviving are her husband; a daughter Mrs. Robert Gwin of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two sons, Lawrence of Rt. 1, Thorntown and Mark of Elverson, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Barnett and Mrs. Hubert Westerfield, both of West Newton, and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sugar Plains Church with Rev. Lorton Heusel and Rev. Charles Adams officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Plains Cemetery. Friends may call at Russell and Hitch Funeral Home here after 7 p.m. today.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

List of Lizton High School seniors in 1960 added

An index of the students in the senior class at Lizton High School in 1960 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Lizton High School 1960 yearbook, Blazer.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

List of Eel River Township landowners in 1928 added

An index of the landowners in Eel River Township in 1928 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1972 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1972 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1972 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

List of Marion Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Marion Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index (which includes the towns of Hadley and New Winchester) was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (January 1901)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of January 1901 [in vacation of the November 1900 term of court]:
--Amy Yount estate - Thomas B. Jones appointed administrator with the will annexed ($1,000 bond)
--Iva Eve Pace and Lloyd Pace, guardianship of minors - Samuel R. Stewart appointed guardian ($1,000 bond)


Sunday, September 13, 2015

List of Danville High School students in 1960 added

An index of the students in grades 8-12 at Danville High School in 1960 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1960 yearbook, Tom Tom.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (March 1893)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 4 March 1893 [in vacation of the January 1893 term of court]:
--Santford Richmond estate - Mary Richmond appointed administrator ($1,200 bond)
--William Pierson estate - Rebecca Pierson appointed administrator ($1,200 bond)
--John Cosner estate - Leander S. Cosner appointed administrator ($1,200 bond)
--David E. Surber estate - Alex A. Surber appointed administrator ($500 bond)
--Elizabeth Johnson estate - David McClellan appointed administrator ($1,400 bond)
--Wesley Byram estate - Charles Albertson appointed administrator ($300 bond)
--Jabin Weesner estate - Oscar K. Weesner appointed administrator ($2,400 bond)
--Fannie J. Downard guardianship (minor) - John W. Tinder appointed guardian ($650 bond)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Plainfield genealogy group to tour Indiana State Archives

Plainfield library's Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet at the Indiana State Archives in Indianapolis on Thursday, October 1 at 12:50 pm. Director Alan January will give a tour to the group from 1 to 3 pm.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Activity in Hendricks County probate cases (January 1893)

From Hendricks County probate records:

Activity in probate cases as of 2 January 1893 [in vacation of the November 1892 term of court]:
--Joseph Pounds estate - David A. Higgins appointed administrator ($300 bond)
--Ann Walker estate - Samuel Williams appointed administrator ($100 bond)
--William Stanley estate - Simon Hadley appointed administrator ($1,600 bond)
--Scott H. Pounds, Ethel E. Pounds & Julia R. Pounds guardianship (minors) - David A. Higgins appointed guardian ($600 bond)
--Fred F. Cox guardianship - James A. Cox appointed guardian ($1,000 bond)

Probate order book index June 1920 - April 1921 added

An index of Hendricks County probate order book volume 43 (covering 17 June 1920 - 9 April 1921) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries in order books are very brief and merely summarize what happened each time a probate case came before the judge. They are meant to be a glimpse of the kind of information you may expect to see in detail in the probate packet (aka "loose papers").

Hendricks County's probate order books volumes 1 through 43 (covering 1825-1921) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available locally at the Plainfield Public Library, as well as at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and by ordering through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ida LOGSTON gives birth to illegitimate child (1881)

As mentioned in Hendricks County probate records, in 1881 Ida Logston had filed a bastardy suit against Douglas Hall in Hendricks County Circuit Court, alleging he was the father of her illegitimate child Grace Logston. In September 1881, Douglas Hall (with Thomas B. Hall, witness) agreed to pay Grace's guardian, John W. Tinder, $250 (payable in 5 annual installments of $50, beginning in December 1881 and ending in December 1885) for the care of the child. In exchange, the bastardy suit against Douglas Hall would be dismissed.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Adoption of John A. (KENSELL) SOLOMON (1920)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 42 (September 1919 - June 1920), in May 1920 Charles P. and Bertha M. Solomon filed a petition (case #3386) to adopt John A. Kensell, who was 12 years old and was born February 6, 1908. On October 6, 1911, he had been made a ward of the Board of Children's Guardians in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (case #25280) - his father had abandoned him and his mother had signed over custody of him to the board. Kensell had subsequently been placed with Charles P. and Bertha M. Solomon. The petition was granted and the child's name was changed to John A. Solomon.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

List of Union Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Union Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Adoption of Christene (MOON) DOWNTON (1920)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 43 (June 1920 - April 1921), in September 1920 Thomas O. and Georgetta Downton filed a petition to adopt Christene Moon (her age was not given). Her father, Vurna Moon, who was listed as her sole surviving parent, gave his consent to the adoption. The petition was granted and her name was changed to Christene Downton.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

List of Center Township landowners in 1915 added

An index of the landowners in Center Township in 1915 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Adoption of Alonzo MYERS (THARP) (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 Harry E. and Minnie L. Tharp of Brownsburg filed a petition (case #3330) to adopt Alonzo Myers, who was 20 years old. His father was dead and his mother, America King, lived in Illinois and consented to the adoption. The petition was granted and his name was changed to Alonzo Tharp.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Probate order book index September 1919 - June 1920 added

An index of Hendricks County probate order book volume 42 (covering 1 September 1919 - 16 June 1920) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries in order books are very brief and merely summarize what happened each time a probate case came before the judge. They are meant to be a glimpse of the kind of information you may expect to see in detail in the probate packet (aka "loose papers").

Hendricks County's probate order books volumes 1 through 43 (covering 1825-1921) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available locally at the Plainfield Public Library, as well as at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and by ordering through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Adoption of Adelpha (HARDING) THARP (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 Harry E. and Minnie L. Tharp of Brownsburg filed a petition (case #3331) to adopt Adelpha Harding, who was 12 or 13 years old. On March 7, 1919, Miami County's Juvenile Court had declared Adelpha to be a neglected child, and she had been a ward of the Board of Children's Guardians there. The board consented to the adoption, and her name was changed to Adelpha Tharp.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adoption of Zelma L. PLATT (HARWOOD) (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 Julia F. Harwood filed a petition to adopt Zelma L. Platt, who was 20 years old. Zelma's mother was dead and her father, Oliver D. Platt, was living in Shelby County, Indiana and gave his consent to the adoption. The petition was granted and her name was changed to Zelma L. Harwood.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

List of Danville High School students in 1970 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Danville High School in 1970 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1970 yearbook, Tom Tom.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Danville businesses in 1888

Found among some of Hendricks County's probate records was this advertisement for some Danville businesses in 1888, with owner's last names being SHIRLEY, SHOWALTER, KEETER, SCEARCE, WILHITE, ACTON, DOOLEY, McCLELLAND, TOMLINSON, NICHOLS, SEARS and McPHETRIDGE:


Sunday, August 23, 2015

List of Middle Township landowners in 1918 added

An index of the landowners in Middle Township in 1918 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Adoption of Katherine May DAVENPORT (WALTERS) (1918)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 40 (March 1918 - December 1918), in November 1918 Alfred L. and Anna Walters filed a petition (case #3053) to adopt Katherine May Davenport, who was born May 1, 1905 near Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. Her parents' names were unknown and they were believed to be dead. On March 1, 1913, she had been sent by Owen County authorities to the Indianapolis Orphans' Home, where she lived for 1 month before the Walters brought her to their home in Danville, where she had been living ever since. The petition was granted, and her name was changed to Katherine May Walters.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Probate order book index December 1918 - September 1919 added

An index of Hendricks County probate order book volume 41 (covering 14 December 1918 - 1 September 1919) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries in order books are very brief and merely summarize what happened each time a probate case came before the judge. They are meant to be a glimpse of the kind of information you may expect to see in detail in the probate packet (aka "loose papers").

Hendricks County's probate order books volumes 1 through 43 (covering 1825-1921) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available locally at the Plainfield Public Library, as well as at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and by ordering through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Adoption of Elenore SCHNELL (aka Mary Louise PARKHURST) (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in March 1919 William E. and Gertrude B. Parkhurst filed a petition (case #3327) to adopt Elenore Schnell, who was born December 10, 1917. She had been declared a neglected child on January 2, 1918 in Marion County's Juvenile Court and given into the custody of the Board of Children's Guardians. The Parkhursts had been given custody of her by the Board of Children's Guardians on March 15, 1918. Their petition for adoption was granted, and her name was changed to Mary Louise Parkhurst.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

List of Washington Township landowners in 1915 added

An index of the landowners in Washington Township in 1915 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Adoption of Ruth Ernestine MENEFEE (CORDRAY) (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in January 1919 Ernest and Lula Corday filed a petition to adopt Ruth Ernestine Menefee (her age was not given). Ruth's father, William Menefee gave his consent and the petition was granted. Her name was changed to Ruth Ernestine Cordray.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss research trips

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, August 6 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's West meeting room. Frankie Meyer will give a presentation on how to plan a research trip.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1971 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1971 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1971 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

List of Clay Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Clay Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Probate complete books index 1826-1905 added

An index of the Hendricks County probate complete books, which date from 1826 through 1905, has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The administrator, executor or guardian in a probate case had the option to have the clerk write a complete summary of the case from beginning to end, which was then recorded in the probate complete book.

Because having it recorded in the probate complete book was not a requirement, and it involved paying the clerk an additional fee, most probate cases do not appear in the probate complete books. This option began to be phased out in Indiana beginning in the 1880's, and Hendricks County's probate complete books ended entirely in 1905.

All of Hendricks County's probate complete books have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available locally at the Plainfield Public Library, as well as at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and by ordering through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Hendricks County government has digitized many of these probate complete books, and the digital copies are available through the Archives section of their website.

Monday, August 3, 2015

New URL for Hendricks County Government Archives Website

The address for the Archives section of the Hendricks County Government's website, which contains many digitized records, has changed - it can now be accessed at


http://hcapps.co.hendricks.in.us/Archive/ArchiveHome.asp

NOTE: The address for the Hendricks County Government's website remains the same - it is still www.co.hendricks.in.us. You can also reach the Archives section by going to this website and then clicking on the "Archives" tab at the upper right.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

List of Brown Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Brown Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Book of Brownsburg historic photos published


Linda Lichte Cook of the Brownsburg Public Library has published a book of old photos of Brownsburg, part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing. These photos come from the library's collection. This book, titled Brownsburg, can be purchased through Amazon.com and other booksellers.

Adoption of Mary Constance (ELMORE) SALLEE (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 42 (September 1919 - June 1920), in September 1919 Charles O. Sallee filed a petition (case #3350) to adopt Mary Constance Elmore, who was 2 years old and had no legal father. Her mother (who was not named) was Charles' wife and consented to the adoption. The petition was granted and the child's name was changed to Mary Constance Sallee.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

List of Lizton High School graduates in 1950 added

An index of the graduates of Lizton High School in 1950 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Lizton High School 1950 yearbook, Our Yesterdays. This yearbook is available online via subscription to Ancestry.com.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Adoption of Ora Olena HICKS (1919)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Probate Order Book 41 (December 1918 - September 1919), in May 1919 John Quincy Hicks and Ora Olena Hicks, who were living near Plainfield, filed a petition to adopt a toddler, also named Ora Olena Hicks. The child was born on December 6, 1917, the illegitimate daughter of Ivel F. Riggs, who had been living with the Hicks family. Riggs gave her consent for the adoption, and the petition was granted, with the child's name remaining the same as it was before.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Probate order book index March 1918 - December 1918 added

An index of Hendricks County probate order book volume 40 (covering 12 March 1918 - 13 December 1918) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries in order books are very brief and merely summarize what happened each time a probate case came before the judge. They are meant to be a glimpse of the kind of information you may expect to see in detail in the probate packet (aka "loose papers").

Hendricks County's probate order books volumes 1 through 43 (covering 1825-1921) have been microfilmed. That microfilm is available locally at the Plainfield Public Library, as well as at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and by ordering through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Photo of Pittsboro grammar school students early 1900's



This postcard photo was recently purchased on eBay and has been donated to the Archives of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. It is identified on the front as being of the Pittsboro grammar school, with Mr. O. Reynolds, teacher. Research has found that Oscar Reynolds was a teacher in Pittsboro schools from 1898 through about 1920 - based on the clothing, this photo was probably taken in the early 1900's.

Oscar Reynolds is presumed to be the man all the way on the left - if you can identify any of the students, please comment below!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

List of Liberty Township landowners in 1915 added

An index of the landowners in Liberty Township in 1915 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hendricks County residents at Indiana School for the Blind (1847-1891)

source: 1891 annual report for Indiana School for the Blind.

These were the residents from various Hendricks County towns who attended Indiana School for the Blind in Indianapolis from its beginning in 1847 through the time of its 1891 annual report:

A. Lafayette Cosner (hometown Stilesville) 1881 - ?
Nancy L.C. Davidson (hometown Danville) 1866-1867
John D. Hunter (hometown Brownsburg) 1869-1874
William C. Meredith (hometown Clayton) 1890 - ?
Emily A. Miles (hometown Belleville) 1863-1863
David Newton (hometown Friendswood) 1877-1879
John Smith (hometown Brownsburg) 1890 - ?
M. Jane Smith (hometown Danville) 1855-1869
Oliver C. Smith (hometown Brownsburg) 1890 - ?
William Smith (hometown Clayton) 1865-1867
Daniel Tynan (hometown Clayton) 1871-1873
Phebe Ellen West (hometown Pecksburg) 1868 - ?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

List of Guilford Township landowners in 1932 added

An index of the landowners in Guilford Township in 1932 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index (which includes the town of Friendswood) was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

List of New Winchester students in 1954 added

An index of the New Winchester students in grades 1-12 in 1954 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the New Winchester High School 1954 yearbook, The Warrior. This yearbook is in the Archives of the Danville Public Library.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Plainfield genealogy group to tour Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis

Plainfield library's Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 pm. A 90-minute tour will be given of some of the historic burials, ending with James Whitcomb Riley's monument.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

List of Indiana Boys' School inmates paroled 1880-1882 added

An index of the inmates at the Indiana Boys' School that were paroled from 1880 to 1882 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the school's 1882 annual report.

The Indiana Boys' School was a state correctional institution established in Plainfield in 1867 to reform male juvenile offenders through education and job training. The records of the institution are held by the Indiana State Archives - see their database of inmates from 1867 through 1937.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1970 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1970 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1970 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

List of Eel River Township landowners in 1922 added

An index of the landowners in Eel River Township in 1922 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

List of Danville High School students in 1973 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Danville High School in 1973 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Danville High School 1973 yearbook, Tom Tom.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

William C. ARTERBURN graduates from Indiana State University (1916)

Source: annual catalog for Indiana State Normal School for 1916-1917 school year

In September 1916, William C. Arterburn of Plainfield graduated with a Normal Course certificate from Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute, Indiana.

NOTE: Indiana State Normal School was a school for the training of teachers and was later renamed Indiana State University.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

List of parents in Hendricks County marriage applications (1905-1950) added

An index to the parents listed in Hendricks County's marriage application books (1905-1950) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index is helpful when trying to find siblings, particularly women, whose last names may have changed. It includes the parent's name, the name of their child (the marriage applicant), the date of the child's marriage application and the volume and page numbers.

ABOUT THE MARRIAGE APPLICATION BOOKS: 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 from May 1905 until June 1950. Then beginning in June 1950, the application information was recorded in the same set of books as the marriage record.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of all 28 volumes of the marriage application books (1905-1950).

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Plainfield library digitizes Indiana Boys' School newspapers

As part of a grant from the Indiana State Library, the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has begun digitizing its microfilm collection of newspapers from the Indiana Boys' School from the 1930's. The newspaper, called the Indiana Boys' School Herald, was produced by the boys themselves, and included news about the boys as well as the employees (many of whom were Hendricks County residents). The digital images and transcriptions of the articles are hosted at Indiana Memory, the Indiana State Library's repository for digital collections from across the state.

The Indiana Boys' School was a state correctional institution established in Plainfield in 1867 to reform male juvenile offenders through education and job training. The records of the institution are held by the Indiana State Archives - see their database of inmates from 1867 through 1937.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

List of New Winchester students in 1952 added

An index of the New Winchester students in grades 1-12 in 1952 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the New Winchester High School 1952 yearbook, The Warrior. This yearbook is in the Archives of the Danville Public Library.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

James R. EVERETT graduates from Indiana State University (1915)

Source: annual catalog for Indiana State Normal School for 1915-1916 school year

In September 1915, James R. Everett of Brownsburg graduated with a College Course certificate from Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute, Indiana.

NOTE: Indiana State Normal School was a school for the training of teachers and was later renamed Indiana State University.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1969 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1969 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1969 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jeannie Regan-Dinius to speak on cemeteries at Plainfield library

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, July 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's West meeting room. Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will give a presentation on the various symbols found on tombstones.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

List of Middle Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Middle Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index (which includes the towns of Pittsboro and Maplewood) was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hendricks County students attending Indiana State University (1871-1897)

These are students from various Hendricks County towns who attended Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute, Indiana during the years 1871 to 1897 (source: Annual catalogs for Indiana State Normal School).

NOTE: Indiana State Normal School was a school for the training of teachers and was later renamed Indiana State University.

AMO:
Edgar Cosner - 1886
Rusha E. Hadley - 1881-1883
William B. Parker - 1880
Ada Richardson - 1894
Eva Williamson - 1884
Rebecca J. Woodward - 1872

AVON:
Nellie Bartley - 1892-1895
Lurena Guthrie - 1879
Ella Long - 1892-1893
D.D. Pike - 1878
Maggie Winings - 1893
Ella Longshore - 1891

BELLEVILLE:
M. Belle Cope - 1891
Z.E. Dougan - 1883, 1891
Zimri Dougan - 1882
Charles R. Moore - 1886-1887
M.D. Moore - 1883
Mattie A. Riley - 1891
G.W. Swindler - 1883, 1885
George W. Swindler - 1881
J.W. Swindler - 1881
Nettie K. Swindler - 1894

BROWNSBURG:
Allie Bland - 1889-1892, 1894
Allie M. Bland - 1895
Rebecca J. Bland - 1889
Albert B. Coffman - 1878
Mattie E. Cope - 1878
Katie Corliss - 1894, 1896
Laura Dobson - 1888-1892, 1894
Schuyler Dobson - 1891
Maggie Ellis - 1891-1892
Charles F. Forshee - 1878
W.F. Franklin - 1896-1897
C. Omer Free - 1896-1897
V.D. George - 1883, 1885
W.G. Holloway - 1880
Willis G. Holloway - 1878
Murat W. Hopkins - 1878
Charles A. Hughes - 1883
Eva C. Hunter - 1878
Mary J. Larsh - 1874
John T. Lawler - 1876
Gertrude McCaslin - 1896
Linnie McDaniel - 1895
Charles Spicklemire - 1886
Charles E. Spicklemire - 1887
Ferdinand D. Tharpe - 1872-1873
French E. Trucksess - 1894
Bert White - 1887

CARTERSBURG:
James M. Brown - 1880-1881
Warren Y. Carter - 1880
Ida Phillips - 1880

CENTER VALLEY:
Elihu Barker - 1886
Jessie A. Cook - 1879
J. Thomas Cravens - 1890
J.E. Cravens - 1890, 1893
Thomas Cravens - 1886-1887
J.D. Henderson - 1893-1897
J.L. Henderson - 1893-1894
John Henderson - 1892
John L. Henderson - 1896-1897
Ada Richardson - 1887
Anna B. Richardson - 1884-1885
Benjamin Scotten - 1886
Every Scotten - 1883, 1886

CLAYTON:
B.F. Ader - 1887, 1890, 1892, 1893
Benjamin F. Ader - 1891
Flora Ader -1877
E.C. Barrett - 1883
J.M. Brown - 1882-1883
E.L. Christy - 1878
Elisha L. Christy - 1877
Louie Collier - 1887
Louisa Collier - 1896
John Crowley - 1892-1896
Harry Dryden - 1888
Leolah Hall - 1882
Sanford V. Hamblen - 1887
Edward Hannah - 1882
Willis G. Holloway - 1881
Ella Hunt - 1878-1879
Frances Jones - 1883
Millard F. Jones - 1875
Lizzie Kirby - 1893-1897
Mary Kirby - 1887
Thomas J. Kirby - 1896-1897
E.H. Little - 1880-1881
O.F. Martin - 1883-1884
Ada Mattox - 1881
Ada May - 1880
M.S. McCormick - 18809
Marion S. McCormick - 1879
Gilbert Norman - 1879-1880
Lawrence Page - 1891
Charles Short - 1880
H.L. Short - 1882
Harry L. Short - 1883
Grant W. Stone - 1891, 1893
Orville G. Swindler - 1888
Frederick Swope - 1879
Clinton Walls - 1880-1881
H.W. Walls - 1881-1882
M.C. Walls - 1882
Nettie Wills - 1887
Pearl Wills - 1893
Ruth Wills - 1896
A.H. Worrell - 1883-1884
Albert Worrell - 1885
C.B. Worrell - 1884
C.G. Worrell - 1883
Charles B. Worrell - 1885
Ella Worrell - 1883, 1885
Ella F. Worrell - 1884
Eva Worrell - 1894
Phairis Worrell - 1884
Phairis E. Worrell - 1882-1883

COATESVILLE:
H.C. Bryant - 1890
Laura Bryant - 1896-1897
Charles E. Edwards - 1890
Ella Elrod - 1890, 1891, 1895
Ella G. Elrod - 1894
Emma C. Faught - 1880
J.W. Figg - 1895
Edward E. McVay - 1891, 1896
Myrtie McVay - 1891-1892
Addie O'Neal - 1891
Addie J. O'Neal - 1889-1890
Alma Phillips - 1889-1890
Alma C. Phillips - 1891
Minnie Risher - 1886
Minnie C. Risher - 1884-1885
George M. Siler - 1888
Fred E. Todd - 1897
Birdie Wright - 1892-1893
Birdie E. Wright - 1891
Julia Wright - 1886-1887
R.B. Wright - 1888-1889
U.A. Wright - 1888-1889, 1891, 1892

DANVILLE:
Eliza Bowen - 1871-1872
J.G. Bowen - 1886
Mary C. Bowen - 1882-1884
Eldora Britt - 1887
Clara A. Bunker - 1879
Clara E. Bunker - 1878
Flora Bunker - 1881
Florence A. Bunker - 1879
Kate T. Cofer - 1897
Marguerite Copeland - 1894
Clara E. Cox - 1894
Rebecca Dempsey - 1878-1879
Rebecca C. Dempsey - 1882
Jennie Hadley - 1895-1897
Pearl M. Hadley - 1896
Mary S. Hill - 1897
Minnie E. Hill - 1889-1890
Mary F. Jones - 1874, 1876
F.W. Killen - 1889
Maggie Lawrence - 1880-1881
Nannie Lawrence - 1880-1881
Bessie Lee - 1895
Bessie C. Lee - 1896
Neva McCoun - 1892
Sarah E. Osley - 1872
S. Florence Pugh - 1878
Mattie Scearce - 1892, 1897
Lena M. Steward - 1891, 1893
Nannie Talbot t - 1878
Scottie Talbott - 1878
Erasmus Thomas - 1877
Mary Warner - 1883
Mary E. Warner - 1878
W.W. Yowell - 1877

FRIENDSWOOD:
Olma Hadley - 1895

HADLEY:
Eldora Britt - 1884, 1885, 1888
Ella Christie - 1887-1888
Josie Hadley - 1888
Luella Hadley - 1888-1889
Olive Hadley - 1891-1892
Jesse Hardwick - 1879
Laura Sanders - 1893
W.H. Sanders - 1882, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1888
Cora Stuart - 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895
Olie E. Stuart - 1894-1896
Osie Stuart - 1893-1895

HAZELWOOD:
Edgar Allen - 1886

JAMESTOWN:
Claude C. Covey - 1893-1896
John F. Houk - 1893, 1894, 1897
Cora Jacks - 1892
Josie Yelton - 1893

LIZTON:
Relda Burnett - 1876
Ella Gillaspie - 1890
J.W. Gillaspie - 1890, 1892, 1896, 1897
Mattie Hall - 1894, 1897
Eva Harper - 1880, 1882
Cora Jacks - 1891
India Lambert - 1891
G.W. Leak - 1886
George W. Leak - 1883-1885
Ora E. Leak - 1889
S.O. Leak - 1883, 1884, 1886
William E. Leak - 1885
H.T. Storm - 1880
Hiram F. Storm - 1881
J.J. Thompson - 1886, 1889, 1890
Charles E. Young - 1885

NEW WINCHESTER:
J.S. Armstrong - 1882
John S. Armstrong - 1880
Anna Harper - 1891-1892, 1894, 1896
James E. McVay - 1891
Joseph G. Sharp - 1878-1879

NORTH SALEM:
Etta Ballard - 1896
John Ballard - 1892
John E. Ballard - 1893-1896
Homer A. Benson - 1876, 1878
C.E. Davis - 1881
C.E. Davisson - 1880
William J. Davisson - 1880
Eva Harper - 1884
Eva M. Harper - 1883
Ina Hieatte - 1893-1897
Arthusa Lamb - 1894, 1896
Mattie Lytle - 1895
Francis E. Page - 1897
James B. Ragan - 1876-1881
Charles M. Trotter - 1894
Nora B. Trotter - 1897
Annie Williams - 1894
Walter Wynn - 1896

PECKSBURG:
Melissa Hollowell - 1883
Laura Kendall - 1879
H.R. Reitzel - 1893
Harvey Reitzel - 1892
Harvey M. Reitzel - 1888

PITTSBORO:
Ada Brill - 1892
Ada R. Brill - 1891
Sarah Edwards - 1871
V.D. George - 1880
Ella G. Lewis - 1894, 1896, 1897
Emma J. Parker - 1872
A. Kate Tout - 1891-1893
Margaret Wells - 1892
Margaret E. Wells - 1891
Nora Wills - 1891

PLAINFIELD:
Addie Almond - 1892, 1894, 1897
Kate Beeson - 1881
R. Catherine Beeson - 1879
Mary Bell - 1892-1894
Mollie Bell - 1889
Effie Blair - 1892-1893
Lottie Bonney - 1889
Lot Brown - 1885
Mertis Brown - 1894, 1896
Jennie Cammack - 1890-1893, 1895-1896
Guy Z. Comer - 1894
E.L. Cox - 1885-1886
Mary Cox - 1881, 1884
Mary J. Cox - 1879-1880, 1883
Bessie Cumberworth - 1896
Catherine Davidson - 1879
W.H. Douglas - 1884
Conrad Ellwanger - 1885
Joseph W. Gregory - 1879
Clara Hadley - 1892
Minnie A. Hancock - 1896
Laura Hicks - 1894
William O. Hoadley - 1896
Iva Hollingsworth - 1890
Anna R. Hornaday - 1897
Lulu Hornaday - 1892-1893, 1896
Wilda Hornaday - 1884-1885, 1887
Charles Lawson - 1879
S.O. Leak - 1892
Belle Mills - 1887-1890
Mattie Montgomery - 1874, 1876
Mary M. Morgan - 1896
Rolena Morgan - 1892
Ida Phillips - 1881, 1883
Bertha M. Souder - 1894
Harry C. Strong - 1893-1895
Elizabeth E. Tomlinson - 1879
Minnie H. Wilkin - 1878-1879
Ellison F. Williams - 1873
Mary E. Wright - 1875

RAINSTOWN:
V.D. George - 1879
Vorhees D. George - 1878
Victor McDonald - 1886

SIX POINTS:
H.D. Morgan - 1876

STILESVILLE:
Mary Benbow - 1881-1882
Mattie Benbow - 1883
Mattie J. Benbow - 1881
Leander J. Boyd - 1872-1875
Elias Brewer 1886-1887
Mary W. Critchfield - 1879
Mollie Critchfield - 1878, 1880, 1881, 1883
Mollie A. Critchfield - 1877
Mollie W. Critchfield - 1882
Ruth Gentry - 1879-1880
Ruth E. Gentry - 1878
E.B. Hume - 1890-1891
O.H. Hunter - 1885
Owen H. Hunter - 1886, 1888
Cyrus H. Masten - 1879
J.L. Osborn - 1882, 1885, 1887, 1895
J.S. Osborn - 1883
Maude Osborn - 1885
Richard Osborn - 1883, 1885
Lawrence Page - 1890
E.V. Ragland - 1882, 1886
Ethel A. Robards - 1896-1897
Kate Robards - 1893, 1896, 1897
Kate M. Robards - 1894-1895
Alice Shoptaugh - 1883-1884
Anna Snoddy - 1885
Lewis W. Stringer - 1878-1879
Hercules Tignor - 1896-1897
C.C. Walls - 1882-1883
Lizzie Whicker - 1881
Arthur York - 1897

TOLLGATE:
Clarence E. Clark - 1893
John W. Price - 1889

WHITELICK:
Harry Z. Smith - 1895

Sunday, June 7, 2015

List of Lizton High School alumni (1899-1965) added

An index of the alumni of Lizton High School from 1899 until 1965 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1975 yearbook, Echo. Lizton High School closed in the spring of 1965 and its students were transferred to North Salem High School; when North Salem High School closed in the spring of 1975, its students were transferred to the new Tri-West High School in Lizton.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

List of Franklin Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Franklin Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hendricks County students attending Franklin College (1890's)

These are students from various Hendricks County towns who attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana in the 1890's (source: Annual catalogs for Franklin College from the 1890-1891 school year through the 1898-1899 school year). Franklin College is affiliated with the Baptist Church.

AMO:
--Bessie Howell attended during the 1893-1894 school year, as part of the Collegiate Department.
--Charles Howell attended the 1893-1894 and 1894-1895 school years, first as a senior in the Preparatory Department (studying Science), then as a freshman in the Collegiate Department.
--Elmer Masten attended during the 1890-1891 school year, as a senior in the Preparatory Department (studying Science).

BROWNSBURG:
--John Robert George attended during the 1891-1892 and 1892-1893 school years, as a junior and then a senior in the Preparatory Department (studying Science).

CLAYTON:
--Joseph Ulysses Jones attended the 1890-1891 through 1893-1894 school years, ending as a senior in the Scientific course.
--Minnie Jones attended the 1890-1891 through 1893-1894 school years, ending as a senior in the Scientific course.

COATESVILLE:
--Carrie Maud Wright attended the 1892-1893 school year, as part of the Music Department.
--Robert Benton Wright attended the 1890-1891 through 1893-1894 school years, ending as a senior in the Classical course.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

List of New Winchester students in 1951 added

An index of the New Winchester students in grades 1-12 in 1951 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the New Winchester High School 1951 yearbook, The Warrior.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

List of Liberty Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Liberty Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index (which includes the towns of Belleville and Cartersburg) was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1958-1959 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1958-1959 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 106 (6 February 1958 - 5 March 1959).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1967 added

An index of the students in grades 7-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1967 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1967 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hendricks County marriage applications index 1949-1950 added

An index to Hendricks County Marriage Applications Book 28 (which covers 5 March 1949 through 27 May 1950) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index now covers all 28 volumes of the marriage application books (1 May 1905 through 27 May 1950).

ABOUT THESE RECORDS: 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 from May 1905 until June 1950. Then beginning in June 1950, the application information was recorded in the same set of books as the marriage record.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of all of the marriage application books (1905-1950).

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FOUND: Lizton High School 1925 class photo


This photo of the Lizton High School class of 1925 was recently found on eBay and has been donated to the Archives of the Plainfield Public Library for permanent storage. It includes the photos of these members of the senior class:

Doris Ayers
Naomi Covey
Charlotte Ellis
Robert Kennedy
Helen Leak
Mabelle Montgomery
Roger Overstreet
Buell Plummer
Verreo Randle
Marrill Tharp
Oscar Woodard

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Plainfield genealogy group to discuss DNA testing

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet on Thursday, June 4 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The meeting will be held upstairs in the library's West meeting room. Steve Smith, from the Danville Public Library, will give a presentation on family history DNA and how it can impact your genealogy research.

If you are interested in the group, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

List of Union Township landowners in 1915 added

An index of the landowners in Union Township in 1915 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index (which includes the town of Lizton) was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

List of Cascade High School students in 1966 added

An index of the students in grades 9-12 at Cascade High School in Clayton in 1966 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Cascade High School 1966 yearbook, Colossus.

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

List of New Winchester students in 1949 added

An index of the New Winchester students in grades 1-12 in 1949 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the New Winchester High School 1949 yearbook, The Warrior.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1957-1958 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1957-1958 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 105 (10 January 1957 - 5 February 1958).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

List of Clay Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Clay Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hendricks County marriage applications index 1947-1949 added

An index to Hendricks County Marriage Applications Book 27 (which covers 20 December 1947 through 5 March 1949) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index is in progress - so far it covers 1905 through 1949.

ABOUT THESE RECORDS: 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 from May 1905 until June 1950.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of all of the marriage application books (1905-1950).

Friday, April 24, 2015

List of Washington Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Washington Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Walking tour of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is sponsoring a guided walking tour of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm. The tour will cover some of the historical people that are buried there, and will include the view of the downtown skyline as seen from James Whitcomb Riley's tomb.

The tour will cover 1 mile and last approximately 90 minutes. Bottled water, comfortable shoes and insect repellant are recommended. Pre-registration is required and is limited to those age 12 and up. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation and will meet at the cemetery (you will be given directions on where to park and meet up for the walking tour). To pre-register, please contact the library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net, phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fred Anson WAMPLER appointed railroad policeman (1925)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 74 (September 1924 - October 1925), the court minutes for July 14, 1925 record that Fred Anson Wampler was commissioned by the governor for a 3-year term as a policeman for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. This commission was also filed in Vigo County Circuit Court in Terre Haute.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1955-1957 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1955-1957 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 104 (17 October 1955 - 9 January 1957).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Genealogy group to meet at Plainfield library

A new genealogy interest group, called Family History Hounds, has formed and will be meeting at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library the 1st Thursday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7 from 1 to 3 pm in the library's Indiana Room. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Plainfield library's Indiana Room - e-mail askindiana@plainfieldlibrary.net or phone (317) 839-6602 extension 2114.

Future meetings will be held on:
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

List of Marion Township landowners in 1919 added

An index of the landowners in Marion Township in 1919 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index (which includes the towns of New Winchester and Hadley) was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and lists the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

List of North Salem students in 1975 added

An index of the North Salem students in grades 1-12 in 1975 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the North Salem High School 1975 yearbook, Echo.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1954-1955 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1954-1955 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 103 (18 September 1954 - 15 October 1955).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

List of Lincoln Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Lincoln Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and includes the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Monday, March 16, 2015

John and Grace PRICE adopt Naomi BLUNK (1918)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Commissioners Book Volume 22 (1917-1923), the minutes of the board of commissioners' meeting for Saturday, December 28, 1918 record that John C. Price and Grace C. Price presented a petition to adopt Naomi Blunk, a ward of Hendricks County. The commissioners gave their consent.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hendricks County marriage applications index 1946-1947 added

An index to Hendricks County Marriage Applications Book 26 (which covers 25 October 1946 through 17 December 1947) has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. The index is in progress - so far it covers 1905 through 1947.

ABOUT THESE RECORDS: 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 from May 1905 until June 1950.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of all of the marriage application books.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1953-1954 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1953-1954 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 102 (26 September 1953 - 17 September 1954).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hendricks County residents appointed as police for Pennsylvania Railroad (1926)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the court minutes for Monday, January 11, 1926 record that the following Hendricks County residents were appointed as policemen for the Pennsylvania Railroad:

Wooden J. Steadman
Orlando J. Maye
Thad Wellar Hamilton
Charles Lewin Moran
Orange E. Whiteman
George Egland
Eurotus Bruse Reed

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obituary for Minnie Ann (COGSWELL) DELANEY died 1977

NOTE: This obituary was contributed by Karen Zach.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of April 4, 1977:

NORTH SALEM – Minnie Ann Delaney, 89, of North Salem, died Sunday in Danville Nursing Home. Mrs. Delaney had been a patient there for several years. She was retired from the North Salem school system where she had been employed as a cook. Mrs. Delaney was a member of the North Salem Christian Church. Born November 17, 1887, in Elizaville, she was the daughter of Stacy and Nancy Ann Robinson Cogswell. She married William Delaney in 1905. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, William of Indianapolis; three daughters, Bessie Myers of North Salem and Bernice and Mary Gasper both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Porter Funeral Home at North Salem with the Rev. Earl Davis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at North Salem. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Memorial for George T. PATTISON (1926)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the death of George T. Pattison on December 31, 1925 led the Hendricks County Bar to issue this memorial about him in the circuit court minutes of January 5, 1926:

"George T. Pattison, who for almost forty years was a member of this bar, passed away at his home in Danville, December 31st, 1925, at the age of 68 years. He was born in Henry County, Indiana. He attended the public schools and the Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, and taught for a few years. He came to Hendricks County about the year of 1883 and entered the Central Normal College as a student. Two years later he graduated from that institution and became a member of the faculty, having charge of the business department of the school. For a time he read law in the office of the late Judge John V. Hadley. He was married to Jennie Downard, in 1886. She with one son and two daughters survive him. He retired from his position as instructor and gave all his time to his chosen profession. He was for a time a partner of John W. Trotter in abstracting and law, the firm name being Trotter & Pattison. Some time after the dissolution of that partnership he was a member of the firm of Enloe & Pattison.

He was a reliable and conscientious attorney and an exemplary citizen in all walks of life. He was greatly attached to his home and was a model husband and father. He was during all his residence in this county a faithful and constant member of the Methodist Church, and for many years a member of the Official Board of that institution. He served as a Director of the Central Normal College from the date of its incorporation and rendered valuable service in that capacity. For many years he was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and stood high in the ranks of that order."





Monday, March 2, 2015

Hendricks County residents appointed to police Pennsylvania Railroad (1925)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the court minutes for Saturday, November 21, 1925 record that the following Hendricks County residents were appointed as policemen for the Pennsylvania Railroad:

Edward Flynn
L.A. Louderback
C. Hogan
J.H. Gillian
J.F. Kenipp
F.V. Nearpass





Sunday, March 1, 2015

List of Pittsboro students in 1972 added

An index of the Pittsboro students in grades 1-12 in 1972 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Pittsboro High School 1972 yearbook, Progress.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

List of Franklin Township landowners in 1911 added

An index of the landowners in Franklin Township in 1911 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. This index was compiled from the Hendricks County Assessor's collection of plat books and includes the Congressional Township, Range and Section that the land was located in.

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the plat books for scattered years between 1852 and 1940.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

3 Hendricks County residents graduate from Purdue University (1949)

Source: Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 23, 1949 - page 1, column 4:

There were 3 Hendricks County residents among the graduates of Purdue University at the school's June 19th commencement, according to the newspaper:

--Priscilla Beth Curtis , Stilesville - Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
--Gordon A. Hobbs, Plainfield - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (he planned to continue his studies to receive a master's degree)
--David M. Hoban, Danville - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former slave Lewis McCulley buried at Plainfield (1920)

Source: Plainfield Messenger (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, May 20, 1920 - page 1, column 6:

LEWIS McCULLEY
Lewis McCulley, colored, aged one hundred and seven years, the oldest resident of the county, died at the home of his son, Lewis, Jr., Sunday, from an illness of chicken pox, and general debility.

There is some uncertainty about the age of the aged man, but research has verified the belief that he was one hundred seven years old at the time of his death, as an approximated age at the time of his emancipation from slavery, during the Civil War, was more than fifty.

He was a slave in Randolph County, North Carolina, his old master being Joseph McCulley and his young master Robert McCulley, from whom he took the name, McCulley.

He is survived by two sons, Alexandria and Lewis, and a step-son, Frank Jackson of Indianapolis.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Williamson, pastor of the A.M.E. Church, followed by burial at Sugar Grove.

Monday, February 16, 2015

World War II Soldier Raymond Dellen Buried in Stilesville (1949)

Source: Friday Caller (Plainfield, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 7, 1949 - page 1, column 5:

GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR RAYMOND DELLEN TO BE SATURDAY
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at Stilesville for Staff Sergeant Raymond H. Dellen, who lost his life July 20, 1944 when he was in the U.S. Army with the 86th squadron, 47th Bombardment Air Corps, in Corsica Isles in the Mediterranean area.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of Greencastle will conduct the services. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dellen; a brother, Kenneth of Indianapolis; two sisters, Lois Kersey of Indianapolis and Jean Boswell of Greencastle.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hendricks County divorce index 1952-1953 added

An index to divorce cases settled in Hendricks County during 1952-1953 has been added to the Hendricks County GenWeb site. Entries were added from Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book 101 (27 June 1952 - 26 September 1953).

The Hendricks County Government's Archive has digital files of the circuit court order books for the years 1824-1959.