1850 Harrison Township Residents

ADKINS, William – Born 2 September 1802, Bent, Pulaski County, Kentucky; died 24 October 1895, Cabool, Texas County, Missouri. A resident of Harrison Township in 1850, he was living with his second wife, Susana, and children Benjamin (20) and Mary (12), and stepchildren, John Brush (10) and Nancy Brush (8).
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A biography of William’s son Benjamin can be found in Travis’ History of Clay County (1909).

ALEXANDER, John T. – Born 22 March 1810, Knox County, Tennessee; died 7 January 1886, Linn County, Kansas. He married Esther Denny on 3 December 1832, Clay County, Indiana. They had two daughters, Sophia and Samira “Louise”.
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ALEXANDER, George H. – Born c1820, Tennessee; died before 1880, Kansas. He married Sarah C. Buckallew, in August 1843, Clay County, Indiana. They had two children, James and Mary C.

ALEXANDER, Robert – Born c1819, Tennessee. Resident of Harrison Township in 1850, with wife Sarah (29) and daughters, Elizabeth (18) and Nancy (16).

ARTHUR, James  – Born c1818, Indiana; died November 1869, Kansas. He married Elizabeth Crary, 7 May 1840, Bartholomew County, Indiana. In 1850, they had four children: July, Mary, Charles and Elizabeth.

BAKER, Richard – Born 20 September 1817, Kentucky; died 8 March 1891, Boone County, Iowa. His first wife was Elizabeth. They had five children in 1850: John (9), Andrew (7), Nancy J. (5), Mary A. (2) and Martha (1). Twelve year old Elizabeth Griffy lived in the household.
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BETHURUM, James – Born 1812, Rockcastle County, Kentucky; died 1866, Clark County, Illinois. He married Francis “Franky” Langford. They had a daughter, Mary.
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BIXLER, John – Born 24 July 1822, Ohio; died 30 December 1885, Kansas. He married Susan Elizabeth Harlow, 18 April 1847, Owen County, Indiana.  They were the parents of five children: Hiram, George, Elizabeth, Albertus and Bolivar.
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BLEVINGS, Elijah – Born c1818, Kentucky. In 1850, he had a wife Emaline and daughter Esterann.

BLEVINS, Deborah – Born c1800, North Carolina. Widow of Warren Blevins, in 1850, she lived with her three children: Elisha, Lemuel and Ester. Elisha remained in Clay County, and died there in 1890. Find A Grave Memorial for Elisha Travis mentions Mrs. Debbie Blevins, on page 193, in his History of Clay County.

BOLOCH, Henry – Born c1826, South Carolina. He lived in the household of Ambrose Phips.

BOLOCK, Abram – Born c1830, Indiana. He lived in the household of Presley Owen.

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