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Deborah Sweeney is a genealogist with over 20 years of experience researching family history.

Mary Catherine (Troxell) Henry

This genealogical summary is part of a larger work on the descendants of Jacob Troxell (1797-1885) of Fayette County, Indiana. An earlier work was published in 1998. These summaries are part of a new publication which is in progress. Mary Catherine Troxell was the eighth and youngest child of Jacob Troxell and his first wife, Mary Catherine (Ranck) Troxell. She was his second daughter.

Connersville Evening News, 1 August 1912, p. 5, col. 4

9. Mary Catherine5 Troxell (Jacob4, Abraham3, Christian2, Peter1), born 7 January 1837, Fayette County, Indiana;[1] died 31 July 1912, Wayne County, Indiana.[2] She married on 6 September 1860, Fayette County, Indiana, John Calvin Henry, son of William and Sarah M. (Shaw) Henry.[3] He was born 16 April 1839, Fayette County, Indiana, and died 5 April 1911, Lewisville, Henry County, Indiana.[4]

Children of Mary Catherine5 Troxell and John C. Henry were as follows:

     44.       i.   JACOB6 HENRY, born 15 July 1861, Fayette County, Indiana; died 30 December 1862, Fayette County, Indiana. Burial at Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Springersville, Indiana.[5]

+   45.      ii.   SARAH EMMA HENRY, born 10 August 1862, Fayette County, Indiana;[6] married James O. McClerney;[7] died 6 July 1949, Richmond, Indiana.[8]

+   46.     iii.   ANNA MELINDA HENRY, born 1 January 1865, Fayette County, Indiana;[9] married Horace M. Wright;[10] died 22 October 1917, Falmouth, Rush County, Indiana.[11]

+   47.     iv.   WILLIAM HENRY, born 30 March 1867, Fayette County, Indiana;[12] married Lucy E. Baker;[13] died 6 December 1894, Falmouth, Indiana.[14]

+   48.      v.   JONATHAN H. HENRY, born 20 November 1869, Connersville, Indiana;[15] married Viola Bilby;[16] died 23 September 1944, Cincinnati, Ohio.[17]

+   49.     vi.   SAMUEL HENRY, born 30 July 1872, Fayette County, Indiana;[18] married Minerva Moore,[19] Blanche M. (Hubbell) Arbuckle,[20] Ethel (Baker) Cameron,[21] and Mattie J. (Boyle) Brickey;[22] died 11 March 1949, College Corner, Union County, Indiana.[23]

+   50.    vii.   MAUDE HENRY, born 24 December 1874, Fayette County, Indiana;[24] married Albert Hinchman;[25] died 16 February 1918, Greenwood, Rush County, Indiana.[26]

     51.   viii.   ELIZABETH HENRY, born 13 April 1878, Fayette County, Indiana; died 13 August 1882, Fayette County, Indiana. Burial at Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Springersville, Indiana.[27]

+   52.     ix.   HARRY HENRY, born 15 May 1881, Fayette County, Indiana;[28] married Sarah Jane Thomas;[29] died 1 July 1953, Straughn, Henry County, Indiana.[30]

Stone of John C. and Mary C. (Troxell) Henry, image courtesy of Find A Grave, photographed by Mary Louise Reynolds (2014)

[1]   Indiana death certificate no. 278 (1912), Mary C. Henry; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[2]    Indiana death certificate no. 278 (1912), Mary C. Henry.

[3]    Fayette County, Indiana, Marriage , v. 1: 133, John C. Henry and Mary Troxell, 1860; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,515, image 100/710.  Also, “Dies Many Years After Accident,” obituary, Rushville Republican (Rushville, Indiana), 6 April 1911, p. 4, col. 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 26 February 2023).

[4]   Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 181 (1911), John C. Henry; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[5] Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 February 2023), memorial page for Jacob Henry (1861-1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49,968,716, citing Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Springersville, Fayette County, Indiana.

[6]  Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 23402 (1949), Sarah Emma McClerney; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[7]  Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 3: 211, James O. McClerney and Sarah E. Henry, 1886; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #00,454,0516, image 140/668.

[8]    Indiana death certificate no. 23402 (1949), Sarah Emma McClerney.

[9]    Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 496 (1917), Malinda Ann Wright; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[10]   Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 3: 198, Horace M. Wright and Anna M. Henry, 1885; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 134/668.  

[11]    Indiana death certificate no. 496 (1917), Malinda Ann Wright.

[12]  Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 February 2023), memorial page for Will Henry (1867-1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120,399,850, citing Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Rush County, Indiana.

[13]    Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 3: 433, William Henry and Lucy Baker, 1890; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 256/668.

[14]   “Will Henry Dead,” Connersville Daily News (Connersville, Indiana), 7 December 1894, p. 2, col. 5; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 26 February 2023).

[15]   Ohio Department of Health, death certificate no. 56293 (1944), Jonathon H. Henry; “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,024,525, image 3,219/3,348.

[16]    Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, b. 4: 73, Jonathan Henry and Ola Bilby, 1894; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 398/668.

[17]    Ohio death certificate no. 56293 (1944), Jonathan H. Henry.

[18]   Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 9816 (1949), Samuel Henry; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[19]   Rush County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 14: 142, Samuel Henry and Minnie Moore, 1896; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,168,331, image 72/293.

[20]  Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 5: 106, Samuel Henry and Blanche M. Arbuckle, 1904; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,517, image 81/119.

[21]  Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 6: 363, Samuel Henry and Ethel Baker Cameron, 1928; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,443, image 193/639.

[22]   Union County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 2: 346, Samuel Henry and Mattie J Brickey, 1935; “Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #007,580,044, image .

[23]     Indiana death certificate no. 9816 (1949), Samuel Henry.

[24]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 6441 (1918), Maud Hinchman; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[25]     Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 4: 84, Albert Hinchman and Maude Henry, 1894; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 404/668.

[26]     Indiana death certificate no. 6441 (1918), Maud Hinchman.

[27]  Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 February 2023), memorial page for Lizzie Henry (1878-1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49,968,832, citing Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Springersville, Fayette County, Indiana. Also, Daughters of the American Revolution, Indian Hill Chapter, Old Cemeteries, Fayette County, Indiana: a record of the known cemeteries and family burying plots in Fayette County, Indiana (Connersville: 1964), p. 176; digital image, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #007,827,469, item 3, image 650/999. Lizzie, daughter of J. C. & M. C. Henry, age 4 years 4 months.

[28]   Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 21923 (1953), Harry Henry; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[29] Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 1: 10, Harry Henry and Sadie J. Thomas, 1905; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,517, image 296/549.

[30]     Indiana death certificate no. 21923 (1953), Harry Henry.

Levi Troxell

This genealogical summary is part of a larger work on the descendants of Jacob Troxell (1797-1885) of Fayette County, Indiana. An earlier work was published in 1998. These summaries are part of a new publication which is in progress. Levi’s biographical sketch is more developed than some of the others at this time as he has no known living descendants. His only child who lived to adulthood never married.

Connersville Times (Connersville, Indiana), 21 May 1884, p. 8, col. 4

6. Levi5 Troxell (Jacob4, Abraham3, Christian2, Peter1), born 1830, Fayette County, Indiana;[1] died 20 May 1884, Connersville, Indiana.[2] He married on 21 November 1869, Fayette County, Indiana, Sarah Jane Campbell, daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Jones) Campbell.[3] She was born 21 May 1849, Fayette County, Indiana, and died 12 December 1909, Anderson, Indiana.[4] She married (2) on 16 February 1886, Fayette County, Indiana, Mahlon Warner.[5] He was born 17 June 1846, and died 12 December 1910, Anderson, Indiana.[6]

Born and reared in Fayette County, Levi likely spent his whole life as a resident of the county. Enumerated with his father in 1850[7] and 1860,[8] he appeared as the head of his own household in 1870, living next door to his brother Jacob.[9] However, his exact whereabouts in 1880 are unknown but presumably somewhere around Waterloo as his obituaries four years later state he was a well-known citizen of the township.[10]

Levi and his brothers registered for Indiana’s statewide military draft in 1862 and again in 1863 for the federal draft.[11] However, Levi did not serve during the Civil War.

Levi died tragically in a wagon accident on 20 May 1884. While helping his brother Jacob move furniture into a new house in Connersville, Levi drove a two-horse team with his son Elzirus and Jacob’s wife, Marinda, accompanying him while Jacob followed behind in another wagon. After waiting over for over an hour at the Sixth Street railroad crossing in Connersville, Levi’s horses became spooked by the steam engines and unmanageable. Once the wagon cleared the tracks, the horses bolted. Levi was thrown from the wagon and dragged a short distance; his head was crushed by a wagon wheel. The unmanned horses continued to pull the wagon and collided with a buggy occupied by Mrs. Charles Brookbank several blocks later. The horses were finally caught be Thomas Hinebaugh.[12] The following week, Fayette county coroner John Farner determined that “Levi Troxell came to his death by being thrown from his wagon while his team was running away, causing his skull to be crushed and fractured, and that said team became frightened at an engine standing on the White Water railroad track, while…Troxell was driving it along Sixth Street.”[13]

Levi’s widow, Sarah, appeared before the probate court the following fall on September 30, 1884:

“At this day Sarah J. Troxell widow of Levi Troxell deceased presents to the Court her application to have the property of her deceased husband set apart to her, alleging the sum to be less than $500 in value. She also files the Inventory of Said property, appraised by Jesse Chrissman Selected by the clerk of this court, and Horace L. Hurst chosen by herself, at the Sum of $388.00 and asks that the ownership of the same may be invested on her said inventory application and affidavits read as follows. To wit (Ite. I). And the Court having seen and examined said papers orders and adjudges the said Sarah J. Troxell to be the absolute owner of all the property belonging to her deceased husband Levi Troxell and the court further directs the clerk upon application to issue to said Sarah J. Troxell – a certified copy of this order. All of which is ordered and adjudged by the court.”[14]

Almost exactly a year later, Sarah lost her twelve-year old son Levi to typhoid fever.[15] The newspaper described Sarah’s situation in the year between the two deaths: “The widow and children have fought the wolf from their door in their little home near Waterloo ever since…the brightest side of which is the kindness displayed by Horace Hurst and other neighbors of the stricken family.”[16] The following year, on 16 February 1886, Sarah married widower Mahlon Warner.[17] Mahlon’s first wife was Polly A. Youngs whom he married on 17 April 1868, in Franklin County, Indiana,.[18] Mahlon and Polly had at least two children, Thomas Warner, who died on 7 March 1891 and Martin Warner, who died 11 January 1901.[19]

Mahlon and Sarah eventually moved to Anderson, Indiana, where they lived in 1900, and remained until their deaths.[20] They had three sons: Louis, Jesse, and Charles.[21]

Known children of Levi5 Troxell and Sarah Jane Campbell:

     36.       i.   DAVID6 TROXELL, born about 1868, Indiana.[22] No further information but likely died before 1884 as most sources indicate that Levi and Sarah had only two children. David was not named as an heir of Jacob Troxell in 1885.[23]

     37.      ii.   ANDREW TROXELL, born 2 October 1871, Fayette County, Indiana;[24] died 25 October 1957, Anderson, Indiana.[25]

     38.     iii.   LEVI ELZIRUS TROXELL, born about 1873, Fayette County, Indiana;[26] died 15 May 1885, Waterloo, Indiana.[27]


[1]       1850 U.S. census, Fayette County, Indiana, population schedule, Harrison Township, p. 200 (stamped), dwelling 6, family 6, Jacob Troxell; NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 144. Levi was recorded as a 20 year-old male, born in Indiana.

[2]       “Fatal Runaway Accident,” Connersville Examiner (Connersville, Indiana), 21 May 1884, p. 2, col. 3; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 February 2023). Also, “Terrible Accident,” Connersville Times (Connersville, Indiana), 21 May 1884, p. 8, col. 4; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 February 2023).

[3]       Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 1: 612, Levi Troxell and Sarah J. Campbell, 1869; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,452, image 334/693. Also, Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 352 (1909), Sarah J. Warner; State Department of Health, Indianapolis. Sarah’s parents are recorded as Thomas Campbell and Rachel Jones on the death certificate.

[4]       Indiana death certificate no. 352 (1909), Sarah J. Warner.

[5]       Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 3: 217, Mahlon Warner and Sarah J. Troxell, 1886; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” digital image, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 139/319.

[6]       Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 437 (1910), ‘Mahilon’ Warner; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[7]       1850 U.S. census, Fayette Co., Ind., pop. sch., p. 200 (stamped), dwell. 6, fam. 6, Jacob Troxell.

[8]       1860 U.S. census, Fayette County, Indiana, population schedule, Waterloo Township, p. 149 (penned), dwelling 1094, family 1088, Jacob ‘Troxuell;’ NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 256.

[9]       1870 U.S. census, Fayette County, Indiana, population schedule, Waterloo P.O., p. 14, dwelling 485, family 491, Levi Troxell; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 312.

[10]     “Fatal Runaway Accident,” Connersville Examiner, 21 May 1884. Also, “Terrible Accident,” Connersville Times, 21 May 1884.

[11]     “U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,” database and images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2023), citing Levi Troxell, 5th Congressional district, Fayette county, Indiana, volume 6, unpaginated, line 18, image 58/63 and Levi Troxell, 5th Congressional district, Fayette County, Indiana, volume 2, p. 465 (penned), line 2, image 440/541.

[12]     “Fatal Runaway Accident,” Connersville Examiner, 21 May 1884. Also, “Terrible Accident,” Connersville Times, 21 May 1884.

[13]     “Coroner’s Verdict,” Connersville Times (Connersville, Indiana), 28 May 1884, p. 4, col. 6; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 February 2023).

[14]     Fayette County, Indiana, Probate Order Book 8: 517, Estate of Levi Troxell; “Indiana, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 February 2023), citing Fayette, Order Books, Vol. 7-8, 1878-1885, image 601/641.

[15]     “Additional Local,” Connersville Daily Examiner (Connersville, Indiana), 20 May 1885, p. 2, col. 5; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 February 2023).

[16]     “Additional Local,” Connersville Daily Examiner, 20 May 1885.

[17]     Fayette Co., Ind., Marriages, v. 3: 217, Warner and Troxell.

[18]     Franklin County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 8: 583, ‘Malon’ Warner and Polley A. Youngs; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 February 2023), FHL film #004,170,990, image 46/1193.

[19]     Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 February 2023), memorial page for Thomas M. Warner (1869-1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46,294,709, citing Duck Creek Stone Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Franklin County, Indiana. Also, 1870 U.S. census, Fayette County, Indiana, population schedule, Columbia P.O., p. 20, dwelling 136, family 152, Mahlon Warner; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 312. Also, Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 281 (1901), Martin Warner; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[20]     1900 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Anderson 1st ward, enumeration district (ED) 80, sheet 13-B, dwelling 252, family 266, ‘Malon’ Warner; NARA microfilm publication T623.

[21]     1900 U.S. census, Madison Co., Ind., pop. Sch., Anderson 1st ward, ED 80, sheet 13-B, dwell. 252, fam. 266, ‘Malon’ Warner.

[22]     1870 U.S. census, Fayette Co., Ind., pop. sch., Waterloo P.O., p. 14, dwell. 485, fam. 491, Levi Troxell. David was enumerated as a 2 year old male. David was born prior to the marriage of Levi and Sarah in November 1869. Several scenarios are possible: David was actually two months old (an enumerator error), Levi had a wife, prior to Sarah, who was the mother of David, or Sarah had a prior husband who was David’s father. However, at this time no marriage records for either Levi or Sarah have been located prior to their 1869 marriage.

[23]     “Notice to Heirs and Creditors,” Connersville Daily Examiner (Connersville, Indiana), 22 July 1885, p. 2, col. 8; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 9 February 2023).

[24]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 033466 (1957), Andy Troxell; State Department of Health, Indianapolis. 

[25]     Indiana death certificate no. 033466 (1957), Andy Troxell.

[26]     “Additional Local,” Connersville Daily Examiner, 20 May 1885, p. 2, col. 5.

[27]     “Additional Local,” Connersville Daily Examiner, 20 May 1885, p. 2, col. 5. Also, “Additional Local,” Connersville Times (Connersville, Indiana), 20 May 1885, p. 5, col. 4. Also, Connersville Times (Connersville, Indiana), 27 May 1885, p. 1, col. 4.

John Troxell

This genealogical summary is part of a larger work on the descendants of Jacob Troxell (1797-1885) of Fayette County, Indiana. An earlier work was published in 1998. These summaries are part of a new publication which is in progress.

John Troxell was the third child of Jacob Troxell, and second son.

Obituary of John Troxell from the Connersville Times, 18 January 1911

4.  John5 Troxell (Jacob4, Abraham3, Christian2, Peter1), born 29 April 1825, Montgomery County, Ohio;[1] died 11 January 1911, Waterloo, Indiana.[2] He married (1) on 3 February 1848, Fayette County, Indiana, Louisa Sampson, daughter of James J. and Sarah (Gear) Sampson.[3] She was born in July 1830, Jefferson County, Tennessee, and died 6 February 1855, Fayette County, Indiana.[4] John married (2) on 24 December 1857, Fayette County, Indiana, Ann Elizabeth Gruwell, daughter of John and Belinda (Hurst) Gruwell.[5] She was born abt. 1838, Indiana, and died April 1885, Waterloo, Fayette County, Indiana.[6]

Known children of John5 Troxell and Louisa Sampson:

+   26.       i.   SARAH CATHERINE6 TROXELL, born 5 December 1848, Fayette County, Indiana;[7] married August Fiest;[8] died 2 December 1912, Miami County, Indiana.[9]

     27.      ii.   INFANT TROXELL (twin), born and died 11 June 1850, Fayette County, Indiana. Burial at Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana.[10]

     28.     iii.   JACOB TROXELL (twin), born 11 June 1850, Fayette County, Indiana; died 12 March 1853, Fayette County, Indiana. Burial at Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana.[11]       

+   29.     iv.   WINFIELD SCOTT TROXELL, born 4 September 1852, Fayette County, Indiana;[12] married Lucina C. Sampson;[13] died 17 January 1916, Miami County, Indiana.[14]

     30.      v.   LEVI TROXELL, born about 1854, Fayette County, Indiana;[15] died 21 January 1890, Miami County, Indiana.[16]

Known children of John5 Troxell and Ann Elizabeth Gruwell:

+   31.       i.   MARY ELLEN6 TROXELL, born 1858, Fayette County, Indiana;[17] married Lafayette Reed;[18] died 30 June 1889, Milton, Wayne County, Indiana.[19]

     32.      ii.   EMMA B. TROXELL, born 1860, Fayette County, Indiana;[20] died 30 December 1883, Waterloo, Fayette County, Indiana.[21]

+   33.     iii.   JOHN ABRAHAM TROXELL, born 30 April 1862, Fayette County, Indiana;[22] married Florence E. Brattain;[23] died 26 June 1937, Connersville, Indiana.[24]

+   34.     iv.   EDWIN CORT TROXELL, born 19 January 1864, Fayette County, Indiana;[25] married Mary B. Elkins;[26] died 6 July 1949, Wayne County, Indiana.[27]

+   35.      v.   DELL TROXELL, born 8 July 1871, Waterloo, Fayette County, Indiana;[28] married Reuben A. Brattain;[29] died 7 March 1895, McFarlantown, Fayette County, Indiana.[30]


[1]       Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 195 (1911), John Troxell; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[2]       Indiana death certificate no. 195 (1911), John Troxell.

[3]       Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. F: 52, John Troxell and Louisa Sampson, 1848; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,514, image 604/795.

[4]       Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 February 2023), memorial page for Louisa Sampson Troxell (1830-1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39,216,164, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana.

[5]       Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. F: 401, John Troxell and Ann E. Gruwell, 1857; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,541, image 785/795.

[6]       Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 February 2023), memorial page for Ann Elizabeth Gruwell Troxell (1838-1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39,216,277, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana.

[7]       Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 102 (1912), Sarah Catharine Feist; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[8]       Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 1: 602, August Fiest and Sarah C. Troxell, 1869; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : 7 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,515, image 677/693.

[9]       Indiana death certificate no. 102 (1912), Sarah Catharine Feist.

[10]     Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 7 February 2023), memorial page for Infant Troxell (1850-1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56,616,479, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana; the accompanying photograph by genealogylady (member #47,137,469) is faded and not particularly legible. Also, Beverly Yount, Tombstone Inscriptions in Wayne County, Indiana, 4 vols. (Fort Wayne, Indiana: Fort Wayne Public Library, 1968)2: 356.

[11]     Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 7 February 2023), memorial page for Jacob Troxell (1850-1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56,616,410, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana; the accompanying photograph by genealogylady (member #47,137,469) is covered with snow and not particularly legible. Also, Yount, Tombstone Inscriptions in Wayne County, Indiana, 2: 356. Inscription reads, “Jacob, son of J. & L. d. 3-12-1853, 2y, 9m,1d.

[12]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 374 (1916), Winfield Scott Troxell; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[13]     Champaign County, Illinois, Marriage register, 1878-1883, v. 1: 15, Winfield Troxell and Lucina C. Sampson, 1878; “Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 8 February 20223), FHL microfilm #4,010,635, image 49/1104.

[14]     Indiana death certificate no. 374 (1916), Winfield Scott Troxell.

[15]     1860 U.S. census, Fayette County, Indiana, population schedule, Waterloo Township, p. 148 (penned), dwelling 1086, family 1080, Jno ‘Troxwell;’ NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 256. Levi was recorded as a 6 year-old male, born in Indiana.

[16]     Miami County, Indiana, Circuit Court, Will Record, 1889-1895, v. 1: 37-38, will of Levi Troxell; “Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” digital image, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 February 2023).

[17]     Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 February 2023), memorial page for Mary Ellen Troxell Reed (1858-1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56,615,406, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana.

[18]     Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 3: 23, Lafayette Reed and Mary E. Troxell, 1882; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : 8 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 45/668.

[19]     “[Death notice,]” Connersville Daily Examiner (Connersville, Indiana), 1 July 1889, p. 2, col. 3; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 8 February 2023). “Mrs. Lafe Reed died Sunday at her home near Waterloo…” Also, Find A Grave, Mary Ellen Troxell Reed, memorial no. 56,615,406.

[20]     1870 U.S. census, Fayette County, Indiana, population schedule, Waterloo Post Office, p. 14 (penned), dwelling 479, family 485, John Troxell; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 312. Emma was recorded as a 10 year-old female, born in Indiana.

[21]     Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 8 February 2023), memorial page for Emma B. Troxell (1860-1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56,616,592, citing Valley Grove Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana. Also, Yount, Tombstone Inscriptions in Wayne County, Indiana, 2: 356. Also, “Nipped in Her Bloom,” Connersville Times (Connersville, Indiana), 2 January 1884, p. 8, col. 3; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 8 February 2023).

[22]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 19266 (1937), John A. Troxell; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[23]     Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 4: 134, John A. Troxell and Eva F. Brattain, 1895; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : 8 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 429/668.

[24]     Indiana death certificate no. 19266 (1937), John A. Troxell.

[25]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 23439 (1949), Edwin C. Troxell; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[26]     Wayne County, Indiana, Marriage licenses, 1893-1897, v. R: 193, Edwin C. Troxell Mary B. Elkins, 1895; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : 8 February 2023), FHL film #007,030,223, image 128/326.

[27]     Indiana death certificate no. 23439 (1949), Edwin C. Troxell.

[28] “Obituary,” Connersville Daily Examiner (Connersville, Indiana), 5 April 1895, p. 4, col. 5; digital image, NewspaperArchive (https://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 8 February 2023).

[29]     Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 4: 119, Reuben A. Brattain and Dell Troxell, 1895; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : 8 February 2023), FHL film #004,540,516, image 87/327.

[30]     “Obituary,” Connersville Daily Examiner, 5 April 1895.

Bibliography

Chapman, Charles C. History of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Chicago: C.C. Chapman & Co., 1880.

Crawford, Esther M. (Long). “Family History.” Irricana, Alberta, Canada, c.1985. Privately held by Anastasia Hughson, posted online at Ancestry as “Long Family,” 10 October 2012.

Find A Grave. Database with images. https://www.findagrave.com : 2022.

Hadler, Mabel Lyles Jacques. Towner County, North Dakota, Families. 6 volumes. Long Beach, California: Mabel Lyles Jacques Hadler [5917 Myrtle Ave], 1958-1962.

Illinois. Champaign County. “Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023).

Indiana. Connersville. Connersville Daily Examiner. 1 July 1889. NewspaperArchive. https://newspaperarchive.com : 2023.

Indiana. Connersville. Connersville Daily Examiner. 5 April 1895. NewspaperArchive. https://newspaperarchive.com : 2023.

Indiana. Connersville. Connersville Times. 2 January 1884. NewspaperArchive. https://newspaperarchive.com : 2023.

Indiana. Fayette County. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 256.

Indiana. Fayette County. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 312.

Indiana. Fayette County. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023).

Indiana. St. Joseph County. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023.

Indiana. Marshall County. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023.

Indiana. Miami County. Will Records, Circuit Court. “Indiana, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999.” Database with images. Ancestry. https://www.ancestry.com : 2023.

Indiana. Muncie. The Star Press. 18 December 1901.

Indiana. South Bend. St. Joseph Valley Register. 19 October 1871.

Indiana. State Board of Health. Death Certificates. State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

Long, Wilbie R. Genealogy of the John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family. Connersville (Indiana): The Haley Press, 1959.

Michigan. Berrien County. “Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023.

Yount, Beverly. Tombstone Inscriptions in Wayne County, Indiana. 4 volumes. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Fort Wayne Public Library, 1968.

Elizabeth (Troxell) Long

This genealogical summary is part of a larger work on the descendants of Jacob Troxell (1797-1885) of Fayette County, Indiana. The original volume was published in 1998. These summaries are part of a new publication which is in progress.

Obituary of Elizabeth (Troxell) Long, The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana), 18 December 1901

2. Elizabeth5 Troxell (Jacob4, Abraham3, Christian2, Peter1), born 6 November 1820, Montgomery County, Ohio;[1] died 16 December 1901, Delaware County, Indiana.[2] She married on 3 January 1839, Fayette County, Indiana, John Anderson Long, son of George and Sarah (Ford) Long.[3] He was born 14 November 1813, Morristown, Jefferson County, Tennessee;[4] died 28 June 1874, St. Joseph County, Indiana.[5]

Known children of Elizabeth5 Troxell and John A. Long:

+   15.       i.   JACOB JOHN6 LONG, born 25 December 1839, Fayette County, Indiana;[6] married Catherine Magnus;[7] died 24 June 1912, Chicago, Illinois.[8]

+   16.      ii.   SARAH CATHERINE LONG, born 2 December 1841, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[9] married Jacob Jamison;[10] died 19 August 1925, Oregon, Starke County, Indiana.[11]

+   17.     iii.   LUCINDA LONG, born 13 May 1843, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[12] married Adam Longaker;[13] died 5 April 1921, Union, St. Joseph County Indiana.[14]

+   18.     iv.   JONATHAN LONG, born 9 April 1845, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[15] married Sarah Kane;[16] died 10 October 1871, St. Joseph County, Indiana.[17]

+   19.      v.   GEORGE MITCHELL LONG, born 18 March 1849, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[18] married Mary Nancy Chapple[19] and Lucinda Waner;[20] died 9 March 1921, Liberty, St. Joseph County, Indiana.[21]

     20.     vi.   THOMAS G. LONG, born 1 August 1851, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[22] died 4 October 1852, St. Joseph County, Indiana.[23]

+   21.      v.   WILLIAM LONG, born 20 August 1853, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[24] married Margaret Jane Nichols;[25] died 21 January 1916, St. Joseph County, Indiana.[26]

+   22.     vi.   FRANCIS MARION LONG, born 17 June 1856, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[27] married Priscilla A. Livengood;[28] died 23 May 1934, Muncie, Indiana.[29]

+   23.    vii.   MARY ANN LONG, born 18 April 1858, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[30] married Milton E. White[31] and Daniel O. Cramer;[32] died 4 April 1950, South Bend, Indiana.[33]

+   24.   viii.   MARGARET ELIZABETH LONG, born 4 April 1860, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[34] married George F. Harbaugh;[35] died 15 November 1944, St. Joseph County, Indiana.[36]

+   25.     ix.   BENJAMIN A. LONG, born 29 November 1868, St. Joseph County, Indiana;[37] married Effie E. Allen;[38] died 25 October 1954, South Bend, Indiana.[39]

Gravestone of Elizabeth (Troxell) Long, Porter-Rea Cemetery, North Liberty, Indiana (Photograph by Gary Myers from Find A Grave)
Children of Elizabeth (Troxell) Long
Back Row (l. to r.): William Long, Maggie Harbaugh, Maryann Cramer, Lucinda Longaker, George Long; Front Row: Sarah C. Jamison, Jacob Long
(Photograph courtesy of Scott Reese)


[1]       “Obituary,” The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana), 18 December 1901, p. 6, col. 4. Elizabeth’s obituary states that she was born in Darke County, Ohio. In 1820, her father Jacob was enumerated in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. While Darke County boarders the northwest portion of Montgomery County, it is more likely that she was born in Montgomery County since that is where the family lived. Also, Find A Grave, Elizabeth (Troxell) Long, memorial no. 21,956,453, Also, Indiana death certificate no. 352 (1901), Elizabeth Long.

[2]       Indiana death certificate no. 352 (1901), Elizabeth Long.

[3]       Fayette County, Indiana, Marriages v. D: 212, John A. Long and Elizabeth Troxell, 3 January 1839;  “Indiana Marriages, 1822-1951,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 29 January 2023), FHL film #004,540,541, image 125/795. Also, Long, Wilbie R., Genealogy of the John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family (Connersville (Indiana): The Haley Press, 1959), 2-3 [unpaginated].

[4]       Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 January 2023), memorial page for Pvt. John Anderson Long (1813-1874), Find A Grave memorial no. 21,956,281, citing Porter Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Birth date is calculated based upon age at death: John A. Long, died June 28, 1874, aged 60 y’rs, 7 m’s, & 14 days. Also, Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 2-3.

[5]       Find A Grave, Pvt. John Anderson Long, memorial no. 21,956,281.

[6]       Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 8-9 [unpaginated]. Also, Mabel Lyles Jacques Hadler, Towner County, North Dakota, Families. 6 vols. (Long Beach, California: Mabel Lyles Jacques Hadler [5917 Myrtle Ave], 1958-1962), 4: 829.

[7]       St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 4: 495, Jacob Long and Catherine Mangus, 16 May 1861; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 30 January 2023), FHL film #005,206,292, image 373/833.

[8]       Esther M. (Long) Crawford, “Family History” (Irricana, Alberta, Canada, c.1985); privately held by Anastasia Hughson, posted online at Ancestry as “Long Family,” 10 October 2012. Esther wrote, “The only memory of my grandfather Jacob Long is very faint and fuzzy. A big man with a beard who stayed with us for a short time when we lived in Chicago where he passed away.” A search of the available Chicago and Cook County death record indexes provided negative results. Also, Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 8-9.  Wilbie Long stated that Jacob died in Zion, North Dakota. Also, Hadler, Towner County, North Dakota, Families, 4: 829. Hadler stated that Jacob died in North Dakota. A search of the “North Dakota, U.S., State Death Certificates, 1908-2007,”database at Ancestry provided negative results.

[9]       Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 26783 (1925), Sarah Catherine Jamison; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[10]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 5: 217, Jacob Jamison and Sarah C. Long, 1864; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 2 February 2023), FHL film #005,206,292, image 524/833.

[11]     Indiana death certificate no. 26783 (1925), Sarah Catherine Jamison.

[12]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 12181 (1921), Lucinda Longaker; State Department of Health, Indianapolis. Also, Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 8, 42.

[13]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 5: 328, Adam Longaker and Lucinda Long, 1865; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #005,206,292, image 580/833.

[14]     Indiana death certificate no. 12181 (1921), Lucinda Longaker.

[15]     Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 8, 43.

[16]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 6: 247, Jonathan Long and Sarah Kane, 1870; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #005,206,293, image 51/222.

[17]     “Lakeville Items,” St. Joseph Valley Register (South Bend, Indiana), 19 October 1871, p. 3; St. Joe Public Library, South Bend, Indiana. “Jonathan Long died at his residence south of this place, on Wednesday last…” Also, Find A Grave, database and images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 February 2023), memorial page for Johnathan Long (1845-1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101572640, citing Eastlawn Cemetery, North Liberty, St. Joseph County, Indiana. The accompanying photograph by Nancy (member #47,625,783) of the stone is legible. “Died Oct. 10, 1871, Aged 26 Ys, 6Ms, 1 Da.”

[18]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 9312 (1921), George M. Long; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[19]     Marshall County, Indiana, Marriages, v. C: 170, George M. Long and Mary N. Chappel, 1870; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #004,476,688, image 86/274.

[20]     Marshall County, Indiana, Marriages, v. F: 412, George M. Long and Lucinda Wener, 1887; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #00,446,689, image 207/296.

[21]     Indiana death certificate no. 9312 (1921), George M. Long.

[22]     Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 8.

[23]     Long, Genealogy of John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family, 8. Also, Charles C. Chapman, History of St. Joseph County, Indiana (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1880), 728.

[24]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 281 (1916), William Long; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[25]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 7: 50, William Long and Jane ‘Nicheols,’ 1873; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 22 January 2017), FHL #005,206,293, image 53/325.

[26]     Indiana death certificate no. 281 (1916), William Long.

[27]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 14500 (1934), Francis Marion Long; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[28]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 8: 353, Francis M. Long and Priscilla Leavengood, 1881; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #005,206,293, image 201/272.

[29]     Indiana death certificate no. 14500 (1934), Francis Marion Long.

[30]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 13057 (1950), Mary A. White Cramer; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[31]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 8: 4, Milton White and Mollie/Mary A Long, 1878; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #005,206,293, image 27/272.

[32]      Berrien County, Michigan, Marriage certificates, 1911, v. 1: 1749, Daniel O. Cramer and Mary A. White, 1911; “Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 5 February 2023), FHL film #004654093, image 264/318.

[33]     Indiana death certificate no. 13057 (1950), Mary A. White Cramer.

[34]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 34857 (1944), Margaret E. Harbaugh; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[35]     St. Joseph County, Indiana, Marriages, v. 8: 269, George F. Harbaugh and Margaret E. Long, 1880; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2016,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #005206293, image 159/272.

[36]     Indiana death certificate no. 34857 (1944), Margaret E. Harbaugh.

[37]     Indiana State Board of Health, death certificate no. 32028 (1954), Benjamin A. Long; State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

[38]     Marshall County, Indiana,  Marriages, v. G: 159, Benjamin A. Long and Effie Allen, 1890; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : 5 February 2023), FHL film #004,476,689, image 80/153.

[39]     Indiana death certificate no. 32028 (1954), Benjamin A. Long.

Bibliography

Chapman, Charles C. History of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Chicago: C.C. Chapman & Co., 1880.

Crawford, Esther M. (Long). “Family History.” Irricana, Alberta, Canada, c.1985. Privately held by Anastasia Hughson, posted online at Ancestry as “Long Family,” 10 October 2012.

Find A Grave. Database with images. https://www.findagrave.com : 2022.

Hadler, Mabel Lyles Jacques. Towner County, North Dakota, Families. 6 volumes. Long Beach, California: Mabel Lyles Jacques Hadler [5917 Myrtle Ave], 1958-1962.

Indiana. Fayette County. “Marriage Records, 1822-1951.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023).

Indiana. St. Joseph County. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023.

Indiana. Marshall County. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023.

Indiana. Muncie. The Star Press. 18 December 1901.

Indiana. South Bend. St. Joseph Valley Register. 19 October 1871.

Indiana. State Board of Health. Death Certificates. State Department of Health, Indianapolis.

Long, Wilbie R. Genealogy of the John A. and Elizabeth Troxell Long Family. Connersville (Indiana): The Haley Press, 1959.

Michigan. Berrien County. “Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940.” Database with images. FamilySearch. https://www.familysearch.org : 2023.

Lena’s Postcards #113 – Oliver and Ina McGraw

[no postmark, date, or address]

To Uncle John and
Aunt Lena from
Ina, Oliver and the boys

Editor’s note: In order for the card to be written from “the boys,” it would have been written after April 1911 when Ina’s second son was born.

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Lena’s Postcards #112 – Frank and Jennie Hackleman

[no postmark]

Address: Mr. J.W. Hackleman, Connersville, R.R. No 2 Ind

Mar 14-10
Best wishes
From Frank & Jennie
Hackleman

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 7 July 1905

Letter transcription:

Indianapolis 7.7.05

Dear Sister Lena:

I am just in receipt of a note from Ralph Eugene Scofield, Kansas City, stating that he has traced our “line” back to Daniel Scofield who came to Stamford, Conn. 1641, and farther back to Sir Cuthburt Scofield, Scofield Manor, Rochdale, England. He will soon have his work in

[page 2] shape for all who may want the genealogy.
I spent all last week in Illinois. Am spending this at home. Was with George and May at Mt. Summit, (together with Etta, who is still there) over the Fourth of July. Never enjoyed myself better.

 

[torn paper]

With love, and with best to Brother John
Your brother
Eugene

Presume you knew of the death of Bro. J.M. Land. I held him in highest esteem and Christian love.
E.B.S.

 

 

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Lena’s Postcards #111 – Huston Hackleman

[Postmark: Appleton, Wisconsin, 10 December 1915 [?] AM]

Address: Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, Connersville, Indiana

Appleton Wis. 12-9-15
Dear Folks: Received
card a few days ago.
Have quit work on
the house now until
after Xmas. All hands
at the store. Willard
takes care of the chickens
He says the boys at
school are telling him
there is no Santa Claus
Let us hear from
you as you can’t husk
corn now. froze up
Huston

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Lena’s Postcards #110 – Huston Hackleman

[Postmark: Appleton, Wisconsin, 25 June 1909, 10 AM]

Address: Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, Connersville, Ind. R.R. #2

6-25-09

Now I supposed
that would be the
question in order, when
you learned Althea
coming in Aug.
Don’t see how I can
spare my boy for
a visit to Ind. He would
enjoy it though. He
wanted me to get him
a pony this morning.
He hasn’t much time for
Grandma Miller. Huston

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Fayette Friday – Balzora Scofield

Letter transcription:

McComb Miss, Sunday—P.M.

My Dear, Dear Brother:—

Your interesting letter with enclosures would have been answered some days ago—but in the midst of house-cleaning, a union revival & a sick cook—a near neighbor was taken violently ill and had to be taken to New Orleans for treatment. It fell upon Mabel to take her. As Will is away upon a several days business trip—it kept me busy to push things in the house—see that George went to school—and did not stay out after revival services. Also had to look after lady who is wearing

[page 2]
magnetic goods, etc. In the midst of it all came a three hours call from Bro. Fares (Fa-rees) Christian minister here. He is young and very earnest. Said he had heard of you since his early boyhood and finally had the pleasure of hearing you speak at a St. Louis Con. La is his state but he has spent several years preaching in Tenn. & Ky. Was State Evangelist of Miss. several years. Is the most popular minister in McComb. I have not been out to hear him as all the pleasant weather has been devoted to this revival. Conducted by Rev. Jones of

[page 3]
Colorado Spring, Colo. He is a Columbian Pres. and a Englishman. Very eloquent but not of sound doctrine. Such meetings are too sensational for me so I have his news second hand.—The past week has certainly put me in sympathy with Etta’s house cleaning experience. 6 rooms—besides hall bathroom, storeroom lumber room & servants room—you can fancy the confusion & work. Mabel re-gilded all her large picture frames, enameled two frames—an iron bed & inside of bath tub, and inside of refrigerator. She sent to Chicago for new iron bed for my room—with best

[page 4]
steel-framed bed-springs. This with an Ost[?] mattress makes the best bed I ever [?truck] & I’ve slept in some fine ones. An electric storm last night kept us awake from 1 a.m. til almost 5 a.m. so I’m very nervous & unable to use pen today. Do you hear from Celia or her family? I am glad you have such satisfactory ministerial work for I know you do great good in that field as well as elsewhere with many thanks for you constant kindness to me. I must say goodbye for this time. Look for Mabel home tonight. Love to Etta Will & Guy—Most lovingly Zora

The letter was enclosed in this envelope, however it may not have been the original. Perhaps Eugene sent the letter on to Lena.

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