Sarah Eliza Atkinson1

F, b. 6 October 1839, d. 26 April 1918
FatherJohn Dillard Atkisson1 b. 17 Apr 1803, d. 19 Feb 1862
MotherElizabeth McCain1 b. 6 Jun 1806, d. 24 Aug 1876
     Sarah Eliza Atkinson was born on 6 October 1839 at Greene County, Indiana.1 As of 1850, Sarah Eliza Atkinson was also known as Sarah Adkinson.2 Elizabeth, Augustin, John, Sarah, James and Gabriella was listed as a household member living with John D Adkinson on the 1850 Census at New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana; 136 137 John D Adkinson 46 male laborer VA; Elizabeth 43 female KY cannot read write; Augustin 14 female IN; John D Jr 13 male IN; Sarah 10 female IN; James W 8 male IN; GAbriella 6 female IN.2 As of 19 December 1858,her married name was Burch.1 Sarah Eliza Atkinson married William Jarvis Burch on 19 December 1858 at Monroe County, Indiana.1 Sarah Eliza Atkinson died on 26 April 1918 at Americus, Lyon County, Kansas, at age 78.1

Family

William Jarvis Burch b. 13 Jun 1837, d. 12 Aug 1916

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James W Adkinson Age: 8 Estimated birth year: abt 1842 Birth Place: Indiana Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): New Albany, Floyd, Indiana.

William Jarvis Burch1

M, b. 13 June 1837, d. 12 August 1916
     William Jarvis Burch was born on 13 June 1837 at Greene County, Indiana.1 He married Sarah Eliza Atkinson, daughter of John Dillard Atkisson and Elizabeth McCain, on 19 December 1858 at Monroe County, Indiana.1 William Jarvis Burch died on 12 August 1916 at Americus, Lyon County, Kansas, at age 79.1

Family

Sarah Eliza Atkinson b. 6 Oct 1839, d. 26 Apr 1918

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

James William Atkisson1

M, b. 26 October 1841, d. 15 December 1918
FatherJohn Dillard Atkisson1 b. 17 Apr 1803, d. 19 Feb 1862
MotherElizabeth McCain1 b. 6 Jun 1806, d. 24 Aug 1876
     James William Atkisson was born on 26 October 1841 at Greene County, Indiana.1 As of 1850, James William Atkisson was also known as James W Adkinson.2 Elizabeth, Augustin, John, Sarah, James and Gabriella was listed as a household member living with John D Adkinson on the 1850 Census at New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana; 136 137 John D Adkinson 46 male laborer VA; Elizabeth 43 female KY cannot read write; Augustin 14 female IN; John D Jr 13 male IN; Sarah 10 female IN; James W 8 male IN; GAbriella 6 female IN.2 James William Atkisson died on 15 December 1918 at Howard County, Indiana, at age 77.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James W Adkinson Age: 8 Estimated birth year: abt 1842 Birth Place: Indiana Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): New Albany, Floyd, Indiana.

Gabrillee Atkisson1

F, b. 28 November 1843, d. 9 January 1926
FatherJohn Dillard Atkisson1 b. 17 Apr 1803, d. 19 Feb 1862
MotherElizabeth McCain1 b. 6 Jun 1806, d. 24 Aug 1876
     Gabrillee Atkisson was born on 28 November 1843 at Indiana.1 As of 1850, Gabrillee Atkisson was also known as Gabriella Adkinson.2 Elizabeth, Augustin, John, Sarah, James and Gabriella was listed as a household member living with John D Adkinson on the 1850 Census at New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana; 136 137 John D Adkinson 46 male laborer VA; Elizabeth 43 female KY cannot read write; Augustin 14 female IN; John D Jr 13 male IN; Sarah 10 female IN; James W 8 male IN; GAbriella 6 female IN.2 As of 27 October 1859,her married name was Wagoner.1 Gabrillee Atkisson married Alfred A Wagoner on 27 October 1859 at Monroe County, Indiana.1 Gabrillee Atkisson died on 9 January 1926 at Coffey County, Kansas, at age 82.1

Family

Alfred A Wagoner b. 1832, d. 26 Jan 1909

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James W Adkinson Age: 8 Estimated birth year: abt 1842 Birth Place: Indiana Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): New Albany, Floyd, Indiana.

Alfred A Wagoner1

M, b. 1832, d. 26 January 1909
     Alfred A Wagoner was born in 1832 at Indiana.1 He married Gabrillee Atkisson, daughter of John Dillard Atkisson and Elizabeth McCain, on 27 October 1859 at Monroe County, Indiana.1 Alfred A Wagoner died on 26 January 1909 at Kansas.1

Family

Gabrillee Atkisson b. 28 Nov 1843, d. 9 Jan 1926

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

Mary E Atkisson1

F, b. 1 February 1847, d. July 1849
FatherJohn Dillard Atkisson1 b. 17 Apr 1803, d. 19 Feb 1862
MotherElizabeth McCain1 b. 6 Jun 1806, d. 24 Aug 1876
     Mary E Atkisson was born on 1 February 1847 at Floyd County, Indiana.1 She died in July 1849 at Floyd County, Indiana, at age 2.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

Orris Clapp Atwater1,2

M, b. 6 September 1833, d. 18 April 1904
FatherDarwin Atwater1 b. 1801, d. 28 May 1873
MotherHarriet Clapp1 b. 23 Jun 1799, d. Mar 1854
     Orris Clapp Atwater was born on 6 September 1833 at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio; Sep 1833 66 OH 1900 census.1,3,2 Harriet, Orris, Mary, John, Amzi and Huldah was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater on the 1850 Census at Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio; 3 3 Darwin Atwater (Altwater in index) 49 male farmer 3440 O[hio]; Harriet 51 female MA; Orice 17 female do [farmer?] OH attending school; Mary 15 female Ohio attending school; John 13 male Ohio attending school; Anezi 11 female OH attending school; Mehitable 17 female OH attending school.1 Betsy, Orris, John, Amzi and Mary was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater in the 1860 Census at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio; 552 550 Darwin Atwater 55 male farmer 1000 1300 OH; Betsey W 37 female OH; Orris C 26 male student OH; John M 23 male student OH; Amasa 20 male student OH attending school; Mary 24 female teacher OH; Mary M Feedley 20 female VA; Howard 16 male OH attending school; John 13 male OH attending school; Frederick 7 male PA attending school; Harrison Spink 25 male farm labor OH.4 He married Huldah A Jackson at Ohio on 3 September 1862.1,2 Orris was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 126, Randolph, Portage County, Ohio. 259 271 Atwater Orris C white male 46 married clergyman OH OH MA; Huldah J white female 46 wife married keeping hosue OH MA NY; Charles A white male 14 son single at home attending school IN OH OH; Ellen B white female 11 daughter sngle attending school OH OH OH.5 Orris was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 41, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Garfield Ave 299 302 Atwater O C head white male Sep 1833 66 married 39 yrs OH OH MA minister can read write speak English own free house; Huldah A J wife female white Mar 1834 66 married 39 yrs 2 children 1 living OH MA NY can read write speak English; Helen B daughter female white Dec 1868 31 single OH OH OH Professor in University 3 months unemployed can read write speak English.6 He died on 18 April 1904 at Lancaster County, Nebraska, at age 70; could not find on 1910 census.2

Family

Huldah A Jackson b. 20 Mar 1834, d. 18 May 1916

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Harriet Altwater Age: 51 Estimated birth year: abt 1799 Birth Place: Massachusetts Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Mantua, Portage, Ohio.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, West.
  3. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census
    about O C Atwater
    Name:
    O C Atwater

    Home in 1900:
    Lancaster, Lancaster, Nebraska

    Age:
    66

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relationship to head-of-house:
    Head

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah A J

    Race:
    White

    Occupation:
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    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    O C Atwater
    66


    Huldah A J Atwater
    66


    Helen B Atwater
    31.
  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Darwin Atwater
    Name:
    Darwin Atwater

    Age in 1860:
    55

    Birth Year:
    abt 1805

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Home in 1860:
    Mantua, Portage, Ohio

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Mantua

    Value of real estate:
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Darwin Atwater
    55


    Betsy W Atwater
    37


    Orris C Atwater
    26


    John M Atwater
    23


    Amasa Atwater
    20


    Mary Atwater
    24


    Mary W Feedley
    20


    Howard Feedley
    16


    John Feedley
    13


    Frederick Feedley
    7


    Harrison Spink
    25.

  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Orris C. Atwater
    Name:
    Orris C. Atwater

    Home in 1880:
    Randolph, Portage, Ohio

    Age:
    46

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Self (Head)

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah J.

    Father's birthplace:
    Ohio

    Mother's birthplace:
    Massachusetts

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Clergyman

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Orris C. Atwater
    46


    Huldah J. Atwater
    46


    Charlie A. Atwater
    14


    Ellen B. Atwater
    11.

  6. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census
    about O C Atwater
    Name:
    O C Atwater

    Home in 1900:
    Lancaster, Lancaster, Nebraska

    Age:
    66

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relationship to head-of-house:
    Head

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah A J

    Race:
    White

    Occupation:
    View Image

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    O C Atwater
    66


    Huldah A J Atwater
    66


    Helen B Atwater
    31.

Mary Atwater1

F, b. 1835, d. 19 April 1900
FatherDarwin Atwater1 b. 1801, d. 28 May 1873
MotherHarriet Clapp1 b. 23 Jun 1799, d. Mar 1854
     Mary Atwater was born in 1835 at Ohio.1 Harriet, Orris, Mary, John, Amzi and Huldah was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater on the 1850 Census at Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio; 3 3 Darwin Atwater (Altwater in index) 49 male farmer 3440 O[hio]; Harriet 51 female MA; Orice 17 female do [farmer?] OH attending school; Mary 15 female Ohio attending school; John 13 male Ohio attending school; Anezi 11 female OH attending school; Mehitable 17 female OH attending school.1 Betsy, Orris, John, Amzi and Mary was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater in the 1860 Census at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio; 552 550 Darwin Atwater 55 male farmer 1000 1300 OH; Betsey W 37 female OH; Orris C 26 male student OH; John M 23 male student OH; Amasa 20 male student OH attending school; Mary 24 female teacher OH; Mary M Feedley 20 female VA; Howard 16 male OH attending school; John 13 male OH attending school; Frederick 7 male PA attending school; Harrison Spink 25 male farm labor OH.2 As of circa 1865,her married name was Neely.3 Mary Atwater married George Washington Neely circa 1865 at Ohio.3 Mary was listed as George Washington Neely's wife on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 63, Hookerton Township, Greene County, North Carolina; 134 137 Neely Washington white male 54 ministry NC NC NC; Mary A white female 47 wife school teacher OH OH OH.4 Mary Atwater died on 19 April 1900 at North Carolina.3

Family

George Washington Neely b. 1826, d. 1899

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Harriet Altwater Age: 51 Estimated birth year: abt 1799 Birth Place: Massachusetts Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Mantua, Portage, Ohio.
  2. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Darwin Atwater
    Name:
    Darwin Atwater

    Age in 1860:
    55

    Birth Year:
    abt 1805

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Home in 1860:
    Mantua, Portage, Ohio

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Mantua

    Value of real estate:
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Darwin Atwater
    55


    Betsy W Atwater
    37


    Orris C Atwater
    26


    John M Atwater
    23


    Amasa Atwater
    20


    Mary Atwater
    24


    Mary W Feedley
    20


    Howard Feedley
    16


    John Feedley
    13


    Frederick Feedley
    7


    Harrison Spink
    25.

  3. [S924] Hiram College History, online http://books.google.com/books,M1.
  4. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Mary A. Neely
    Name:
    Mary A. Neely

    Home in 1880:
    Hookerton, Greene, North Carolina

    Age:
    47

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1833

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Wife

    Spouse's Name:
    Washington

    Father's birthplace:
    Ohio

    Mother's birthplace:
    Ohio

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    School Teacher

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Washington Neely
    54


    Mary A. Neely
    47.

John Milton Atwater1

M, b. 3 June 1837, d. 17 January 1900
FatherDarwin Atwater1 b. 1801, d. 28 May 1873
MotherHarriet Clapp1 b. 23 Jun 1799, d. Mar 1854
     John Milton Atwater was born on 3 June 1837 at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio.1,2 Harriet, Orris, Mary, John, Amzi and Huldah was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater on the 1850 Census at Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio; 3 3 Darwin Atwater (Altwater in index) 49 male farmer 3440 O[hio]; Harriet 51 female MA; Orice 17 female do [farmer?] OH attending school; Mary 15 female Ohio attending school; John 13 male Ohio attending school; Anezi 11 female OH attending school; Mehitable 17 female OH attending school.1 Betsy, Orris, John, Amzi and Mary was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater in the 1860 Census at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio; 552 550 Darwin Atwater 55 male farmer 1000 1300 OH; Betsey W 37 female OH; Orris C 26 male student OH; John M 23 male student OH; Amasa 20 male student OH attending school; Mary 24 female teacher OH; Mary M Feedley 20 female VA; Howard 16 male OH attending school; John 13 male OH attending school; Frederick 7 male PA attending school; Harrison Spink 25 male farm labor OH.3 John Milton Atwater married Harriet M Smith on 1 October 1863 at Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio.2 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Hiram Township, Portage County, Ohio. 139 138 Atwater John M 33 male white President Eclectic College 6000 1200 OH male over 21; Harriet 35 female keeping house OH; Ernest 5 male OH; Frank 3 male OH; Bertha 7/12 female OH Nov; Phillis Marion 19 female white domestic OH; neighbor James A Garfield 38 male white member of Congress.4 He married Anna Robinson in June 1892 at Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa.2 John Milton Atwater died on 17 January 1900 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, at age 62.2

Family 1

Harriet M Smith b. 1835, d. 9 Sep 1887

Family 2

Anna Robinson b. 25 May 1859, d. 23 Mar 1941

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Harriet Altwater Age: 51 Estimated birth year: abt 1799 Birth Place: Massachusetts Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Mantua, Portage, Ohio.
  2. [S924] Hiram College History, online http://books.google.com/books,M1.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Darwin Atwater
    Name:
    Darwin Atwater

    Age in 1860:
    55

    Birth Year:
    abt 1805

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Home in 1860:
    Mantua, Portage, Ohio

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Mantua

    Value of real estate:
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Darwin Atwater
    55


    Betsy W Atwater
    37


    Orris C Atwater
    26


    John M Atwater
    23


    Amasa Atwater
    20


    Mary Atwater
    24


    Mary W Feedley
    20


    Howard Feedley
    16


    John Feedley
    13


    Frederick Feedley
    7


    Harrison Spink
    25.

  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about John M Atwater
    Name:
    John M Atwater

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1837

    Age in 1870:
    33

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Home in 1870:
    Hiram, Portage, Ohio

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
    View Image

    Post Office:
    Hiram.

Amzi Atwater1

M, b. 9 November 1839, d. 12 March 1919
FatherDarwin Atwater1 b. 1801, d. 28 May 1873
MotherHarriet Clapp1 b. 23 Jun 1799, d. Mar 1854
     AMZI ATWATER By Prof. Theophilus A. Wylie, from “History of Indiana University” 1891.
“Amzi Atwater was born November 9, 1839, at Mantua, Ohio, and commenced
his academic education, 1853, at the Eclectic Institute, which afterwards became Hiram
College* On leaving the institute, and after two years of teaching, be attended the
Northwestern Christian University (now Butler) at Indianapolis. Later he entered the
junior class of Indiana University in 1865. In his senior year be was appointed principal
pro tem of the preparatory department of the university, taking the place of Prof. James
Woodburn, the principal of this department, who had died shortly before the
commencement of the college year 1865-6. In 1866 he graduated, receiving the degree of
Bachelor of Arts, and three years later the degree of Master of Arts. After graduation he
was made adjunct professor of languages and principal of the preparatory department of
the university. This position he held until 1868, when he was elected professor of Latin
and Greek in Hiram College. While holding that position he was called to the pastorate of
the Disciples church at Mentor, Ohio. In 1870 he was elected professor of Latin in
Indiana University, and returned to Bloomington, where he has since remained and has
since 1889, been vice-president of the university.
“Professor Atwater is well known as an able and interesting lecturer, especially
on educational topics. He lectured in the northeastern part of the state in the interest of
the university in the summer of 1875, and has since frequently lectured on these and
kindred subjects before literary societies and institutes in the adjacent states. He married
Miss Cortentia C. Munson, who had been lady principal in Hiram College.”
Reference of President Hinsdale, Hiram College, to the Atwater family: “Perhaps
the best known family group of students that attended school at Hiram, in the early
period, were the Atwaters, three brothers and a sister. Belonging to a well-known family
in the vicinage and possessing abilities and character, they naturally impressed
themselves upon the school, both as a group and as individuals.”
Four Months in the War, from the Atwater Family History, published by Francis
Atwater: “While at Northwestern University, with three other students, Mr. Atwater
enlisted in May, 1864, for the hundred-day service, in the One Hundred and Thirty-
second Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, Colonel Vance. The plan of the campaign was,
while Grant should assail Richmond in the East, to send General Sherman, with well-
drilled troops, through the heart of the Confederacy in the West. and thus break the back
of the rebellion. The short-service, raw recruits were to fill the place of the trained
soldiers on guard duty. The plan worked and really ended the war. They had their little
part in it. The regiment went South by way of Louisville and Nashville, the boys often
singing, ‘John Brown’s body lies mouldering in the grave, But his soul goes marching
on.’ And they really felt that the great soul of the slave liberator was someway in their
van. The regiment camped, and drilled, and guarded the important points at Nashville,
later at Stevenson, Alabama. Being sent on some duty to Chattanooga in July (it was the
time when Sherman was marching into, or through, Georgia) our ‘tenderfoot’ soldier had
the pleasure of climbing with peaceful Alpine stock, or perpendicular ladder, the steeps
of Lookout Mountain, near where Hooker, the preceding November, had forced his way
up above the clouds in the face of blood and fire. A visit to Mission Ridge, on the east of
the city, brought clearly to light the proofs of the hard fighting where Sherman, co-

operating with Hooker, attacked Bragg and, after repeated repulses, bad driven him head
long from the ridge. The trees that stood in the center of the fierce conflict were riddled
with bullets, and many branches and even trunks were broken off. You could even then
pick up unexploded shells and cannon balls on the blood-drenched plain in front of the
rebel breastworks, and the limbs of dead rebel soldiers protruding from their shallow
graves on the mountain side bore painful witness to their cheap and hasty burial. These
last days of ‘64, the trains of the South were loaded with disabled soldiers and wounded
men had their stories to tell of the bloody battles near Atlanta, where General Sherman,
by skillful maneuvering and desperate fighting, was forcing the Confederates from their
well-chosen and fortified positions. It was the beginning of the end. By September 1st
Atlanta was taken, and the success of the great campaign planned by Grant was assured.
A little later Sherman began his great march to the sea. The time was up and the playing
at war by our hundred-day men was over. With the loss of a very few, they rode back to
Indianapolis.”
In 1882 Mr. Atwater made a vacation trip to Europe. He crossed the Alps on the
4th of July, passing by Genoa and Pisa to Rome and thence to Naples. Here he lodged in
the home and had as his guide the famous antiquarian and ex-consul, Dr. J. C. Fletcher,
of Indianapolis. No more perfectly equipped leader of sightseeing could possibly be
found. With him, he visited ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. In the former of these,
the explorations perhaps were still going on and the relics of all sorts were being
transferred to a museum in Naples. With Dr. Fletcher he visited Pozzuoli (Puteoli, where
Paul landed), the famous lake Avernum and brought off interesting relics dug up at old
Cumae on the coast. One day the Doctor left his pupil to go alone and he went up by
carriage, without guide, the side of Mount Vesuvius, took the steam tramcar lift to near
the top and scrambled up through sand and ashes to the summit. The visitor finds himself
on that high lookout really far above the clouds. The volcano was at that time in a mild
state of eruption, but as it looked very innocent (though the Italian attendant reported lava
flowing in places) the venturesome sight-seer passed down by a little slanting path into
the immense crater, peering through the dense, misty darkness for a sight of the
cavernous opening whence the smoke and fire were pouring. But August had come and,
taking the train for the North, having already made his stay in Rome, the tourist hastened
by Florence without stopping to view its treasures of art or glance into its old churches.
At the, close of a hot summer day he dropped into Venice, whose drays and carriages are
boats and whose streets are waterways. It was here restful sightseeing to ride by gondola
among the wonders of this famous city on the sea. On the other side of the Alps his old
Hiram friend, the noted consul, Frank H. Mason, made his stay at Lake Lucerne most
delightful. He stopped for a few hours at Heidelberg—the old German university. The
route was next down the Rhine and across the straits of Dover into England, the ancient
home of his forefathers. A week in London, a day at Windsor palace and castle, and the
meadow of Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Charta; an hour or two at
Oxford, time enough to glance at the great university and view the spot where Cranmer
Ridly and Latimer perished at the stake; a Sunday at Chester and a sea-sick voyage from
Southampton to New York completed his hasty trip to Europe. It was undertaken to study
Roman antiquities, and was a success and an inspiration.
In 1893, after more than a quarter of a century of teaching in the university, Mr.
Atwater left the institution, returned to the ministry and spent several years of pastoral

work among the churches, one of which was near Yale University and the residence of
his ancestors, the other at the home of his childhood in Ohio. A little later he was chosen
field secretary for the endowment of Butler College, Indianapolis. Since that service he
has returned to Bloomington and made that place (his favorite town) his residence, his
son, Munson D. Atwater, having for many years a desirable position with the Bell
Telephone Company either in New York, Indianapolis or Chicago. About 1904 Indiana
University conferred on Mr. Atwater the title of Emeritus Professor of Latin. This is an
honorary title involving no duties and conferring no salary. He prizes this honor the more
because many of the present faculty and members of the board of trustees who voted for
it were students of his, in years long past. It is an interesting fact that he is the only
person now living of the faculty of 1865 when be entered it. Nor does any member of the
board of trustees of that day survive. Teachers and managers and officers of all kinds
have passed to the other side.
About his last public duty in the university was to deliver the baccalaureate—the
address to the graduating class—June 19, 1904. The text was, “They that are in health
need not the physician, but they that are sick; I came not to call the righteous but sinners
to repentance.” The duty impressed upon the “educated man” was to devote his powers
and his education to meeting the world’s needs.
In March, 1905, Mr. Atwater joined with several other professors and citizens in
forming the Monroe County Historical Society. Prof. James A. Woodburn, who had been
the first to suggest the enterprise, became its first secretary, largely gave it direction and
helped to make it a success. The commissioners wisely conceded to it a conveniently
located room in the new court house and suitable furniture. The society is now filling an
important place in the county.
Mr. Atwater having now (November 1913) reached seventy-four, is pleasantly
spending his old age at his home in Bloomington. He devotes much of his time to his
books and papers, perhaps preparing some of his addresses for publication or it may be
simply for the binding of the typewriter. He assists the minister of the Christian church in
caring for the congregation, which he has known almost half a century. He teaches his
Bible class and counsels with his brethren of other congregations in the county, preaches
an occasional sermon, is deeply interested in religion, education and government and is
in ardent sympathy with men and missions and all efforts for the world’s advancement.
*
Mr. Atwater regards it as a part of his education, next in value to that of his early home training, that he was
at Hiram College during the presidency of James A. Garfield. Mr. Garfield had entered the Eclectic in 1851,
soon was a teacher and became the president of the institution in 1856. Few strangers to Hiram can understand
the wonderful enthusiasm of the students for this man. Almost without exception, they regarded him without an
equal in the world. Again and again they prophesied he would become the President of the United States. One of
them said: “Then began to grow up in me an admiration and love for Garfield which has never abated, the like
of which I have never known”
(History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties Indiana , 1914 B. F. Bowen & Co. Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana pgs 520-524.)2 Amzi Atwater was born on 9 November 1839 at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio.1,2 Harriet, Orris, Mary, John, Amzi and Huldah was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater on the 1850 Census at Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio; 3 3 Darwin Atwater (Altwater in index) 49 male farmer 3440 O[hio]; Harriet 51 female MA; Orice 17 female do [farmer?] OH attending school; Mary 15 female Ohio attending school; John 13 male Ohio attending school; Anezi 11 female OH attending school; Mehitable 17 female OH attending school.1 Betsy, Orris, John, Amzi and Mary was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater in the 1860 Census at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio; 552 550 Darwin Atwater 55 male farmer 1000 1300 OH; Betsey W 37 female OH; Orris C 26 male student OH; John M 23 male student OH; Amasa 20 male student OH attending school; Mary 24 female teacher OH; Mary M Feedley 20 female VA; Howard 16 male OH attending school; John 13 male OH attending school; Frederick 7 male PA attending school; Harrison Spink 25 male farm labor OH.3 Amzi Atwater married Cortencia Candance Munson on 8 August 1870 at Mentor, Lake County, Ohio.4 Amzi Atwater died on 12 March 1919 at Monroe County, Indiana, at age 79.5

Family

Cortencia Candance Munson b. 29 Sep 1838, d. 27 Feb 1919

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Harriet Altwater Age: 51 Estimated birth year: abt 1799 Birth Place: Massachusetts Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Mantua, Portage, Ohio.
  2. [S920] Amzi Atwater, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~conner/…
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Darwin Atwater
    Name:
    Darwin Atwater

    Age in 1860:
    55

    Birth Year:
    abt 1805

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Home in 1860:
    Mantua, Portage, Ohio

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Mantua

    Value of real estate:
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Darwin Atwater
    55


    Betsy W Atwater
    37


    Orris C Atwater
    26


    John M Atwater
    23


    Amasa Atwater
    20


    Mary Atwater
    24


    Mary W Feedley
    20


    Howard Feedley
    16


    John Feedley
    13


    Frederick Feedley
    7


    Harrison Spink
    25.

  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, West.
  5. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Death Records (http://userdb.rootsweb.com/deaths/).

Huldah A Jackson1,2

F, b. 20 March 1834, d. 18 May 1916
     Huldah A Jackson was also known as Mehitable ?3 She was born on 20 March 1834 at Geauga County, Ohio; Mar 1834 66 OH 1900 census.3,4,2 Harriet, Orris, Mary, John, Amzi and Huldah was listed as a household member living with Darwin Atwater on the 1850 Census at Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio; 3 3 Darwin Atwater (Altwater in index) 49 male farmer 3440 O[hio]; Harriet 51 female MA; Orice 17 female do [farmer?] OH attending school; Mary 15 female Ohio attending school; John 13 male Ohio attending school; Anezi 11 female OH attending school; Mehitable 17 female OH attending school.3 She married Orris Clapp Atwater at Ohio on 3 September 1862.3,2 As of 1880, Huldah A Jackson was also known as Huldah Atwater.1 Huldah was listed as Orris Clapp Atwater's wife on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 126, Randolph, Portage County, Ohio; 259 271 Atwater Orris C white male 46 married clergyman OH OH MA; Huldah J white female 46 wife married keeping hosue OH MA NY; Charles A white male 14 son single at home attending school IN OH OH; Ellen B white female 11 daughter sngle attending school OH OH OH.5 Huldah was listed as Orris Clapp Atwater's wife on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 41, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster County, Nebraska; Garfield Ave 299 302 Atwater O C head white male Sep 1833 66 married 39 yrs OH OH MA minister can read write speak English own free house; Huldah A J wife female white Mar 1834 66 married 39 yrs 2 children 1 living OH MA NY can read write speak English; Helen B daughter female white Dec 1868 31 single OH OH OH Professor in University 3 months unemployed can read write speak English.6 Huldah A Jackson died on 18 May 1916 at Painsville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 82.2

Family

Orris Clapp Atwater b. 6 Sep 1833, d. 18 Apr 1904

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Orris C. Atwater
    Name:
    Orris C. Atwater

    Home in 1880:
    Randolph, Portage, Ohio

    Age:
    46

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Self (Head)

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah J.

    Father's birthplace:
    Ohio

    Mother's birthplace:
    Massachusetts

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Clergyman

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Orris C. Atwater
    46


    Huldah J. Atwater
    46


    Charlie A. Atwater
    14


    Ellen B. Atwater
    11.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, West.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Harriet Altwater Age: 51 Estimated birth year: abt 1799 Birth Place: Massachusetts Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Mantua, Portage, Ohio.
  4. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census
    about O C Atwater
    Name:
    O C Atwater

    Home in 1900:
    Lancaster, Lancaster, Nebraska

    Age:
    66

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relationship to head-of-house:
    Head

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah A J

    Race:
    White

    Occupation:
    View Image

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    O C Atwater
    66


    Huldah A J Atwater
    66


    Helen B Atwater
    31.
  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Orris C. Atwater
    Name:
    Orris C. Atwater

    Home in 1880:
    Randolph, Portage, Ohio

    Age:
    46

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relation to Head of Household:
    Self (Head)

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah J.

    Father's birthplace:
    Ohio

    Mother's birthplace:
    Massachusetts

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Occupation:
    Clergyman

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:
    
    View Image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Orris C. Atwater
    46


    Huldah J. Atwater
    46


    Charlie A. Atwater
    14


    Ellen B. Atwater
    11.

  6. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census
    about O C Atwater
    Name:
    O C Atwater

    Home in 1900:
    Lancaster, Lancaster, Nebraska

    Age:
    66

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1834

    Birthplace:
    Ohio

    Relationship to head-of-house:
    Head

    Spouse's Name:
    Huldah A J

    Race:
    White

    Occupation:
    View Image

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    O C Atwater
    66


    Huldah A J Atwater
    66


    Helen B Atwater
    31.

Catherine Boss1

F, b. 16 August 1835, d. 28 January 1921
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Catherine Boss was also known as Mary Catherine Boss.3 Catherine Boss was also known as Catherine Bass.2 She was born on 16 August 1835 at Shelby County, Indiana.2,3 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 As of 21 March 1853,her married name was Smith.3 Catherine Boss married Marion Smith on 21 March 1853 at Shelby County, Indiana.3 Catherine Boss died on 28 January 1921 at Shelby County, Indiana, at age 85.3

Family

Marion Smith b. 8 Jan 1830, d. 13 Feb 1870

Citations

  1. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Catherine Boss Smith.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).

Sitha Ann Boss1

F, b. 9 March 1837, d. 15 April 1900
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Sitha Ann Boss was also known as Lytha A Bass.2 She was born on 9 March 1837 at Shelby County, Indiana.2,1 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 As of 7 April 1853,her married name was Miller.1 Sitha Ann Boss married Noah Miller on 7 April 1853 at Shelby County, Indiana.1 Sitha Ann Boss died on 15 April 1900 at Van Buren, Shelby County, Indiana, at age 63.1

Family

Noah Miller b. 13 Apr 1832, d. 31 Dec 1912

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.

Nancy Jane Boss1

F, b. 1838, d. between 1858 and 1928
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Nancy Jane Boss was also known as Nancy J Bass.2 She was born in 1838 at Indiana.2 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 As of 26 November 1857,her married name was McFall.1 Nancy Jane Boss married James Harry McFall on 26 November 1857 at Shelby County, Indiana.1 Nancy Jane Boss died between 1858 and 1928 at Indiana; very confusing; no 1860 census found; James Henry found in 1860 censusis single, as is James Henry who enlisted in Ind Union and died 1862 Bowling Green KY.3

Family

James Harry McFall b. c 1834, d. 7 Nov 1862

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wright Family Tree.

Frederick Leslie Boss1

M, b. 30 March 1841, d. 15 December 1919
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Frederick Leslie Boss was also known as Frederick Bass.2 He was born on 30 March 1841 at Shelby County, Indiana.2,1 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 As of 1860, Frederick Leslie Boss was also known as Pedrick Bass.3 Anna, Frederick, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss in the 1860 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1140 1144 George Bass 55 male white farmer 9000 1355 NC; Anna 43 female do cannot read write; Pedrick 19 male farm laborer IN attending school; Barbara 14 female IN attending school; Philip 10 male IN attending school; Elizabeth 7 female IN attending school; Joseph Nichols 17 male farm laborer IN; Catherine Copple 67 female NC cannot read write.4 Frederick Leslie Boss married Telitha A Joyce on 30 August 1866 at Marion County, Indiana.1 Frederick Leslie Boss died on 15 December 1919 at Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, at age 78.1

Family

Telitha A Joyce b. 23 Jul 1846, d. 25 Jul 1908

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com,
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George Bass
    Name:      George Bass
    Age in 1860:      55
    Birth Year:      abt 1805
    Birthplace:      North Carolina
    Home in 1860:      Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Davisville
    Value of real estate:      View Image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    George Bass      55
    Anna Bass      43
    Pedrick Bass      19
    Barbara Bass      14
    Phillip Bass      10
    Elizabeth Bass      7
    Jasper Nicholds      17
    Catharine Copper      67.

Eliza Tabitha Boss1

F, b. 9 January 1843, d. 26 December 1909
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Eliza Tabitha Boss was also known as Eliza Bass.2 She was born on 9 January 1843 at Shelby County, Indiana.2,1 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 As of 25 November 1858,her married name was Miller.1 Eliza Tabitha Boss married Jacob Kern Miller on 25 November 1858 at Shelby County, Indiana.1 Eliza Tabitha Boss died on 26 December 1909 at Shelby County, Indiana, at age 66.1

Family

Jacob Kern Miller b. 7 Feb 1835, d. 27 Mar 1927

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.

Barbara M Boss1

F, b. 24 October 1846, d. between 1921 and 1930
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Barbara M Boss was also known as Barbary B Bass.2 She was born on 24 October 1846 at Shelby County, Indiana.2,1 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 As of 1860, Barbara M Boss was also known as Barbara Bass.3 Anna, Frederick, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss in the 1860 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1140 1144 George Bass 55 male white farmer 9000 1355 NC; Anna 43 female do cannot read write; Pedrick 19 male farm laborer IN attending school; Barbara 14 female IN attending school; Philip 10 male IN attending school; Elizabeth 7 female IN attending school; Joseph Nichols 17 male farm laborer IN; Catherine Copple 67 female NC cannot read write.4 As of 8 February 1866,her married name was Burr.5 Barbara M Boss married Voransa Blake Burr on 8 February 1866 at Shelby County, Indiana.5 Barbara M Boss died between 1921 and 1930 at Barton County, Missouri.1

Family

Voransa Blake Burr b. 19 Mar 1839, d. 26 Jul 1912

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com,
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George Bass
    Name:      George Bass
    Age in 1860:      55
    Birth Year:      abt 1805
    Birthplace:      North Carolina
    Home in 1860:      Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Davisville
    Value of real estate:      View Image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    George Bass      55
    Anna Bass      43
    Pedrick Bass      19
    Barbara Bass      14
    Phillip Bass      10
    Elizabeth Bass      7
    Jasper Nicholds      17
    Catharine Copper      67.
  5. [S971] Shelby County marriages 1856-1920, online http://www.shelbycountyindiana.org/courthouse/…

Philip H Boss1

M, b. 7 January 1850, d. 8 November 1865
FatherGeorge Washington Boss2 b. 29 Feb 1804, d. 9 Mar 1868
MotherAnna Copple2 b. 1808, d. 8 Sep 1899
     Philip H Boss was also known as Philip Bass.2 He was born on 7 January 1850 at Shelby County, Indiana.2,1 Anna, Catherine, Sitha, Nancy, Frederick, Eliza, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss on the 1850 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1258 1271 George Boss [sic] 45 male do [farmer] 1800 NC; Anna 32 female [NC?] cannot read write; Catherine 15 female IN;Lytha A 13 female IN; Nancy J 12 female IN; Frederick 10 male IN; Eliza 8 female IN; Barbary B 4 female IN; Philip 8/12 male IN; Catherine Copple 58 female NC cannot read write.2 Anna, Frederick, Barbara and Philip was listed as a household member living with George Washington Boss in the 1860 Census at Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Indiana; 1140 1144 George Bass 55 male white farmer 9000 1355 NC; Anna 43 female do cannot read write; Pedrick 19 male farm laborer IN attending school; Barbara 14 female IN attending school; Philip 10 male IN attending school; Elizabeth 7 female IN attending school; Joseph Nichols 17 male farm laborer IN; Catherine Copple 67 female NC cannot read write.3 Philip H Boss died on 8 November 1865 at Shelby County, Indiana, at age 15.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree Project - Bowden-Aubrey (Owner: 6jbowden20).
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: George Boss Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1805 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com,
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George Bass
    Name:      George Bass
    Age in 1860:      55
    Birth Year:      abt 1805
    Birthplace:      North Carolina
    Home in 1860:      Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Davisville
    Value of real estate:      View Image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    George Bass      55
    Anna Bass      43
    Pedrick Bass      19
    Barbara Bass      14
    Phillip Bass      10
    Elizabeth Bass      7
    Jasper Nicholds      17
    Catharine Copper      67.

Eunice Bishop1

F, b. 15 March 1747, d. 29 May 1824
     Eunice Bishop was born on 15 March 1747 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.1 As of 26 June 1768,her married name was Thorpe.1 She married Jacob Thorpe on 26 June 1768 at North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.1 As of 6 October 1784,her married name was Ralph.1 Eunice Bishop married Jonathan Ralph, son of Daniel Ralf and Abigail Harrington, on 6 October 1784 at Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut.1 Eunice Bishop died on 29 May 1824 at North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, at age 77.1

Family 1

Jacob Thorpe b. 3 Aug 1745, d. 6 Jul 1779
Child

Family 2

Jonathan Ralph b. 18 Jun 1750, d. 7 Mar 1823

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

Jacob Thorpe1

M, b. 3 August 1745, d. 6 July 1779
     Jacob Thorpe was born on 3 August 1745 at Connecticut.1 He married Eunice Bishop on 26 June 1768 at North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.1 Jacob Thorpe died on 6 July 1779 at Connecticut at age 33.1

Family

Eunice Bishop b. 15 Mar 1747, d. 29 May 1824
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.

Jacob Thorpe1

M, b. November 1779, d. between 1780 and 1790
FatherJacob Thorpe1 b. 3 Aug 1745, d. 6 Jul 1779
MotherEunice Bishop1 b. 15 Mar 1747, d. 29 May 1824
     Jacob Thorpe was born in November 1779 at North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.1,2 He was baptized on 14 November 1779 at North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.2 He died between 1780 and 1790 at Connecticut.

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jacob Thorpe in th Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920.

John Batson1

M, b. 1827, d. between 1868 and 1870
     John Batson was also known as John Battson.2 He was born in 1827 at Tennessee.2 He married Margaret Hunter on 19 November 1848 at Union County, Illinois.2,3 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at West Part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois. 389 John Battson 23 female [sic] farmer TN; Margaret 18 female IL cannot read write; James 6/12 male IL.2 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Township 11 S Range 2 West, Union County, Illinois. 283 John C Batson 33 male farmer 0 200 TN; Margaret 27 female IL cannot read write; James A 11 male IL attending school; Eveline 9 female IL attending school; Lazer 7 male IL attending school; Mary E 4 female IL; Margaret 2 female IL; Nancy 6/12 female IL.4 He died between 1868 and 1870 at Union County, Illinois; could not find in 1870 census.

Family

Margaret Hunter b. 1832, d. bt 1868 - 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James A Batson Age in 1860: 11 Birth Year: abt 1849 Home in 1860: Township 11 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Cobden Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    John C Batson
    33

    Margaret Batson
    27

    James A Batson
    11

    Evaline Batson
    9

    Lazer Batson
    7

    Mary E Batson
    4

    Margaret Batson
    2

    Nancy Batson
    6.12.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James Battson Age: 0 Estimated birth year: abt 1850 Birth Place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Illinois Marriages 1790-1860.
  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James A Batson Age in 1860: 11 Birth Year: abt 1849 Home in 1860: Township 11 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Cobden Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    John C Batson
    33

    Margaret Batson
    27

    James A Batson
    11

    Evaline Batson
    9

    Lazer Batson
    7

    Mary E Batson
    4

    Margaret Batson
    2

    Nancy Batson
    6.12.

Margaret Hunter1,2

F, b. 1832, d. between 1868 and 1870
     Margaret Hunter was born in 1832 at Illinois.1 As of circa 1848,her married name was Batson.1 As of circa 1848,her married name was Battson.1 She married John Batson on 19 November 1848 at Union County, Illinois.1,2 Margaret and James was listed as a household member living with John Battson on the 1850 Census at West Part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois; 389 John Battson 23 female [sic] farmer TN; Margaret 18 female IL cannot read write; James 6/12 male IL.1 Margaret and James was listed as a household member living with John Batson in the 1860 Census at Township 11 S Range 2 West, Union County, Illinois; 283 John C Batson 33 male farmer 0 200 TN; Margaret 27 female IL cannot read write; James A 11 male IL attending school; Eveline 9 female IL attending school; Lazer 7 male IL attending school; Mary E 4 female IL; Margaret 2 female IL; Nancy 6/12 female IL.3 Margaret Hunter died between 1868 and 1870 at Union County, Illinois; could not find in 1870 census (GAry Rolph Aug 2008.)

Family

John Batson b. 1827, d. bt 1868 - 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James Battson Age: 0 Estimated birth year: abt 1850 Birth Place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Illinois Marriages 1790-1860.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James A Batson Age in 1860: 11 Birth Year: abt 1849 Home in 1860: Township 11 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Cobden Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    John C Batson
    33

    Margaret Batson
    27

    James A Batson
    11

    Evaline Batson
    9

    Lazer Batson
    7

    Mary E Batson
    4

    Margaret Batson
    2

    Nancy Batson
    6.12.

  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James A Batson Age in 1860: 11 Birth Year: abt 1849 Home in 1860: Township 11 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Cobden Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    John C Batson
    33

    Margaret Batson
    27

    James A Batson
    11

    Evaline Batson
    9

    Lazer Batson
    7

    Mary E Batson
    4

    Margaret Batson
    2

    Nancy Batson
    6.12.

Evaline Batson1

F, b. 13 January 1851, d. between 1869 and 1870
FatherJohn Batson1 b. 1827, d. bt 1868 - 1870
MotherMargaret Hunter1 b. 1832, d. bt 1868 - 1870
     Evaline Batson was born on 13 January 1851 at Illinois.1,2 As of 1868, Evaline Batson was also known as Emily Eveline Batson.3 As of 6 August 1868,her married name was Freeman.4 She married Daniel C Freeman on 6 August 1868 at Union County, Illinois.4 Evaline Batson died between 1869 and 1870 at Illinois; could not find in 1870 census (Gary Rolph Aug 2008.)

Family

Daniel C Freeman b. c 1848, d. bt 1869 - 1870

Citations

  1. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: James A Batson Age in 1860: 11 Birth Year: abt 1849 Home in 1860: Township 11 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Cobden Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    John C Batson
    33

    Margaret Batson
    27

    James A Batson
    11

    Evaline Batson
    9

    Lazer Batson
    7

    Mary E Batson
    4

    Margaret Batson
    2

    Nancy Batson
    6.12.
  2. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org.
  3. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  4. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, FREEMAN, DANIEL C BATSON, EMILY EVELINE 1868-08-06 / UNION.