Moses' son S. Winfield married Lucinda Roberts in 1834. Winfield's children Nancy (1837 - unk) married Archibald King. *Perry (1835-1864) married Malinda Vaughn; was a sergeant in Union Army and is buried in Lexington, Ky. National Cemetery.
Perry's children *Shadrack (1857-1922) married Sara Jane Kidd. J. Emanuel (1860-unk) married Canada Jones. James (1862-1929) married Katie Bell. Ezekiel (1863-unk) married Malinda Crabtree.
Shadrack's children *Abraham L. (1883-1957) married Mattie Worley. O Perry (1885-194_) married Darcus Worley. Wilburn (1887-1920) married Susie Vaughn. George (1897-1961) married Delia Corder. General J. (1881-unk) married Elsie Koger. Lora (1893-1968) married James Thompson. Susie (1895-1978) married Robert Worley. Logan and Allie died young.
Abraham L. and Mattie's children, Lillie (1903-____) married George Dodson, Lula (1904-1983) married James Coffey then Herman Clark. *Dewey (1906-____) married Etta Burk (1912-____). Huie (1908-1983) married Dovie Dick. Della (1910-____) married Manuel Anderson, then Arlis Gossard. C. Robert (1912-____) married Derlie Dick. N. Lora (1917-____) married Carl Burk. Rossie (1915-____) married Edith Anderson then Vernell. Virginia (1922-____) married Edwin Gaylord. Oscar O. (1919-____) married Pearlie Bell. C. Coolidge (1924-____) married Alice.
Dewey grew up in Wayne Co., Ky. working on the farm and in his father's saw mills. In 1928 he moved to Benton Co., IN where he worked for Pete Songerath, Fowler Canning Factory, and laying steel for the railroad between Templeton and Otterbein. He also was on a night crew spreading forms for US 24 West
of Remington to Wolcott. Later he worked for Clint Darby at Otterbein. In 1929 Dewey moved back to Ky. and married Etta Burk, daughter of Chales and Savannah (Bell) Burk. In 1934 Dewey moved his family back to Benton Co. IN. He worked for Charles Rodenberger and Claude Rowe until 1944 when he started grain and livestock farming in Pine Twp. Dewey and wife retired in 1971 and live in Otterbein. Their son: William Anderson (1931-____) lives in Florida along with William's son Lonn (1958) who married Jill Smith. Holli (1961) married Rex Oteham and they reside in Attica. Shelli (1962) married Warren Bolin and they live near Oxford. Andrew (1974) lives with mother, near Otterbein. Dewey's daughter Virginia (1933-____) lives in Fowler and has four children. Cynthia (1955) married Fred Groya, they have a son Peter (1986) and live in St. Louis, MO. Vanessa (1957) married J. Scott Houston and lives in Tulsa, OK with daughter, Meghan (1979) and Caitlin (1986). Son,
Daniel Cassidy (1958) lives in Florida; he has a son Dustin (1980). Son, Todd Cassidy (1962) also resides in Florida. Dewey's son, Charles (1935) married Rosemary Sewell, they live in Florida and have five children. Theresa (1953) married Dan Blisz, Elliotsville. Mike, (1955) married Kim Steven and they reside in Florida. Steven (1956) lives in Lafayette. Dewey (1958) married Trinia, they reside in Florida. Patti (1962) married Mark Tyler, and they live near Lafayette.
Submitted by: Cathie Atkinson Hockman
Frank and Anna started housekeeping at Carbondale, In., and lived there about fifteen months and then moved with Anna's father, John, to the Leopold farm. (Same brick house on north side of State R. 26, west of U.S. 41, south of Boswell, In., where Mrs. Clarence Hoppes and daughters now live. They have remodeled, but kept house and surroundings in original state, as much as possible.)
Frank and John farmed here a short while and then moved to the Alexander farm at Talbot, In., living there one year and then moved to a farm one and one-quarter mile east of Chase, In., in 1884.
Anna's father on December 10, 1885, married Hadda Jones, (born January 11, 1848 in Gothenberg, Sweden) at Lafayette, Tippecanooe Co., In. They started housekeeping on the Leopold farm, later moving into a log cabin on the farm at Carbondale, In., which they purchased. Their later years they lived in Attica, In. John passed away, March 29, 1922 and Hadda, January 6, 1941. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Attica, In.
Frank and Anna had three sons, four daughters and twenty-one grandchildren. They are: Alma Christina (1882-1914) m. 2/6/1907 John Albert Johnson (1881-1952) no children; Emma Louise (1884-1969) m. 1/1/1902 Dora Elmer Kelley (1877-1946) children, Florence and Lester; Edna May (1887-1971) m. 1/18/1911 Austin Calvert Kingry (1886-1958) children, Lillian, Calvert, Thelma, Lois, and Frances; Wilber John (1889-1978) m. 11/24/1910 Mamie Druzila Frazier (1891-1962) children, Aletha, Harold, Paul, and Wayne; Laurin Arvid (1892-1976) m. 10/22/1913 Clara Catherine Brown (1892-1962) children, Beatrice and Wilma; Minnie Mabel (1897-1972) m. 6/3/1925 Charles Irvin McDaniel (1892-1945) and 2nd m. 6/26/1944 Daniel J. Abolt (1877-1950) no children; Russell Lee (1905-1971) m. 3/2/1935 Monica Margaret Gerlach (1914-?) children, Philip, Gilbert, Barbara, Rosemary, Sandra, Russell and Gwendolyn.
Alma, Emma, Edna, Wilber and Laurin attend schools, No. 6 in Oak Grove Twp. (known as the "Red Brick"), and No. 5 in Grant Twp. (known as "Beazell School". Minnie and Russell attended Boswell Grade and High School.
Frank and Anna continued to farm east of Chase, In., and in the fall of 1898, Frank bought the Kirtley farm, one mile north of Chase, In. Frank and John Albert Johnson worked all winter clearing some of the land, and in the spring of 1899, Frank and his family moved on the farm.
Frank and Anna purchased a home and small pasture with a barn in 1911 in Boswell, In. and made the move to town (where William Childress lives at the present time.)
Frank always kept a horse and every year the crib in the barn was filled with white corn for feed for "Dolly," the white horse. A cow was always kept which provided milk for the family use, as well as for the neighbors who brought their little blue or white enamel quart bai-buckets with tin lids for Anna to fill with milk. I remember so well, how grandpa kept the barn clean of cobwebs and swept the floor every day. Grandfather explained to me how barns and homes were swept and kept clean in Sweden. What a joy to go to our grandparents for a visit!!
Frank and Anna lived here the rest of their lifetime. Anna passed away, February 27, 1927 and Frank, December 31, 1937. Both are buried in the Boswell Cemetery as are all their children, except Laurin Arvid, who is buried in Oxford West Cemetery, Oxford, In. and Russell Lee, who is buried in Dunnington Cemetery, Dunnington, In. Submitted by Seventh Grandchild Beatrice B. (Anderson) Hibbs.
Submitted by: Cathie Atkinson Hockman
The delight of the children at No. 5 was in the fall of the year, after school started, when Nora Volz Beazell (Mrs. William), who lived across the road, north a few rod, would pick fresh peaches, make a cobbler, gather up dishes, silverware, napkins (the kind washed and ironed), along with some good thick cream (taken from the morning milking), and trod down the dusty road -- a hot peach cobbler treat for the children. These kind of things Nora Volz Beazell was noted for, and what a delight to the children! School No. 5 was always on watch for Mrs. Beazell, for she would do this kind of thing very often, always with a cheerful attitude and happy smile.
In 1911, Laurin with his parents, moved to Boswell, In. He worked for John Hathaway, who had a slaughter house and meat market. This was a very good learning experience for Laurin, as to the cleanliness and proper care of meat for sale.
Clara Catherine Brown was born October 19, 1892, at Veedersburg, In., the first daughter of Eli Bailey (1860-1938) and Hannah Rebecca (Gems) Brown (1864-1919). She attended grade school in Fountain Co., In., near the town of Wallace.
Clara worked for David and Lucy (Atkinson) Heath at Oxford, In., and treasured the kindness showed her by this family. Work was well planned ahead of time. Many a time, Mrs. Heath and Clara would take the horse and buggy and make the round of the farms owned by the Heath Family.
Laurin and Clara were married, October 22, 1913 at Covington, In., and farmed south of Kirklin. Into this union were born two daughters: Beatrice Bonitha (11-18-1914) married to Edgar Glen Hibbs and Wilma May (1-29-1916) married to Joseph F. Atkinson.
In February 1916, the family moved to a 360 acre Moses Fowler farm, two miles south, two and one-half miles west of Fowler, In. At this time, David R. Callaway was overseer of the Moses Fowler holdings in Benton County, and remained so until 1922 when his health caused him to retire.
Mr. Callaway and Laurin decided to use fertilizer on ground being sown to wheat; this was the first use of fertilizer on the Moses Fowler land. The fertilizer came from a country in Europe in 150#-200# bags, shipped into Fowler, by rail. Fertilizer remained in constant use thereafter.
Upon retirement of Mr. Callaway, Laurin and Clara moved on February 13, 1924, to the J. Wilbur and Emma (McDade) Johnson farm, two and one-half miles west and two miles south of Oxford, In.
All the work was done with horses and mules. It was Laurin's pride and joy to raise his own, to be sure to have enough horse power to farm the land.
Cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens and geese were also raised on the farm. At milking time the cream was separated from the milk, using a DeLaval Separator. Some cream was made into butter, the remainder was taken to the nearest town to the cream station for shipment to butter factory. Eggs were sold to the grocery store. Geese were dressed, shipped in barrels by rail, to Chicago. Cattle were driven and hogs were loaded in wagons and taken to the nearest railroad stockyards and placed on consignment to stockyard terminals in Chicago, Il. or Indianapolis, In., for market. As trucks came into use, all shipments of livestock and chickens and milk were transported by trucks owned individually. In 1934 the farmers were selling whole milk to mainly cheese factories. Some sold pure milk, known as "Grade A" milk, (as per State Inspection), for human consumption.
In spring of 1929, Laurin and Clara purchased the William and Lucinda McDade farm, one-half mile west of the Johnson farm. They purchased an International Farm-all from Bates and Anderson in Fowler, In. This made farming easier, for it was a tractor that could be used to cultivate crops.
In spring of 1937, they drilled a well and built a garage on this farm and moved into the garage, living there until their new house was completed. A barn, tool-shed and chicken house were also built at the same time. What a joy for a couple who had worked for so many years, to be able to enjoy their own home and at the age of sixty-five years, they retired. The grandson, Robert W. Atkinson and family now reside on the farm.
Laurin and Clara were members of the Oxford Church of Christ.
On May 18, 1962, Clara lost her life in a car accident. In March 1968, Laurin moved to Oxford and passed away, October 26, 1976. They are
buried in Oxford West Cemetery, Oxford, In.
Submitted by: Cathie Atkinson Hockman
My grandparents were Wilbert Mills and Margaret Elizabeth Quigley Atkinson. Wilbert Mills was born 18 Jan 1868 in Oak Grove Twp., Benton County, Indiana. He married Margaret Elizabeth Quigley, born 9 Dec 1871 in Oxford, Benton Co., Ind., daughter of John Mary and Martha McLaren Quigley. Grandpa was the third of seven children born to Robert Mills and Nancy McClimans Crosson Atkinson. My father was Wilbert Emmet, born 31 July 1914 also in Oxford, Benton Co., Ind., the youngest of six. Francis, William, John, Helen, and Mary were born first. William married Leona Copas of the Oxford area. Helen married Cyril Datzman and Mary married Arthur Becker. Francis died at age 19 and John when he was three.
Dad married Billie Louise Smith, born 23 Nov 1917 in Wichita , Sedgwick Co., Ks., on 2 June 1943 in San Diego, Calif. Three children were born to this union. William Emmet, born 23 April 1949 in Wichita, Ks - stillborn. Robert Emmet, born 29 Aug 1951 in Wichita, Ks. Robert married Kathleen Elaine Courtier. Nickel, born 28 March 1981 in Wichita, Ks. Two children; Jennifer LoriAnne, born 11 Oct 1986 Wichita, Ks and Geoffry Emmet, born 22 Dec 1991 in Wichita, Ks. Cathie Louise was born 15 June 1954 in Wichita, Ks and married 1st Joseph Henry Moseley (born 23 April 1955 in Enid, Okla., son of Darol Jerome and Lois Wanda Pullium Moseley) on 13 June 1975 in Wichita, Ks. They had two children: Kurt Mathew, born 6 Nov 1976, and Trisha June, born 3 May 1979, both in Wichita, Ks. They were divorced in Sept of 1980.
I married 2nd Leland Wayne, born 15 Sept 1955 in Rose Hill, Butler County, Ks. He married 1st Brenda Kay Morton on 14 Feb 1976 in Wichita, Ks. They had three children: Michael Shawn, born 31 Aug 1976, Crystal Lee, born 7 Oct 1978 and Marshall Lee born 3 Jan 1980 all in Wichita.
We were married 23 June 1984 in Wichita, Ks. He adopted my two children on 10 June 1985 in Wichita, Ks and we were divorced on Jan 31 1997 also in Wichita. I married 3rd Chester Duane Hockman, born 23 Feb 1954 in El Dorado, Butler Co., KS (son of James Leroy and Beverly Ann Mustoe Hockman). He married 1st Patricia George, born 23 April 1942 in Buffalo, NY on 18 May 1974 in Reno, NV. They had one child, Lisa Kathryn, born 19 May 1975 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They were divorced in Nov of 1996 in New London, Ct. We married 18 Oct 1997 in Wichita, Ks.
Nancy McClimans Crosson had three sons by her first husband William Nelson Crosson. They were George , John and William Andrew Crosson.
Submitted by: Cathie Atkinson Hockman
As mentioned, Hiram and Harriet had six children; Milton Lee Clark, Nancy Jones Clark, William H. Clark, Curtis Clark and Richard C. Clark and another child who possibly died at birth. They were married in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, IN. INDIANA MARRIAGES BEFORE 1850 says they were married August 17, 1827.
Richard C. Clark is buried in the Old Attica Cemetery in the town of Attica.
Milton Lee Clark married on 15 February 1854, Warren Co, IN, Anna Catherine Birdsall, daughter of Daniel Birdsall, a Quaker minister, and Gulielma Willson Birdsall of London, Ontario, Canada and who moved their family of eight children to Benton Co, IN, in 1850. Milton and Anna had 8 children. Several of the Birdsalls later moved on to Minnesota.
Nancy J. Clark married (1.) Daniel Branson and (2.) John W. Bradley. Nancy and Daniel had several children, the only surviving son was Curtis Branson, who at one time, owned the telephone company in Oxford.
Hiram and Harriet Clark are buried in the Armstrong Chapel Cemetery, Medina Township, Warren Co. Cemetery Book, Volume I.
This is all I have found so far. I am still researching this family.
Submitted by: Barbara Clark Myall
Submitted by: Adina Dyer
Roy was a descendent of Thomas Atkinson, one of the earliest settlers and one of the first cowboys in the county, driving cattlefrom south of Oxford to Philadelphia in the 1830's. Roy's grandfather was Cephas Atkinson who figured in the early history ofthe county. His father was Isaac Newton Atkinson.
Roy, quite a horticulturist, had an apple orchard where many neighbors purchased apples and cider every fall. He also was one of the founders of the Benton County Seed Corn Company. Nelle (Shand) Atkinson was a school teacher in the Gilboa community before her marriage. Both are buried in the Gilboa Cemetery; Nelle passed away in 1961, Roy in 1977. He had a second marriage to Annabel Cheadle.
Francis attended Fowler School and the Purdue School of Agriculture, after which he came back to join in the farming. He was always interested in instrumental music, playing in the Fowler and Remington town bands as a high school boy, during which time they were handed music to practice the first night they met, and that was the rehearsal for the summer.
Lora Mae (1918) is the daughter of Frank and Olive (Conner) Nesbitt, who lived on a farm northeast of Fowler. She and her twin sister, Ruth, resembled each other quite a lot, so when they started to school their mother embroidered initials on their dresses, but the little girls loved to trade dresses. They still are mistaken for each other some times though now they are grandmothers. They both attended Manchester College and were home economics teachers before their marriages.
Ruth married Alva (Sturgeon) and lives west of Oxford. They have one daughter, Marcella (Barnhart).
Francis and Lora Mae were married December 31, 1942, during gas rationing, so that it was a bit of a trick to get home from her teaching job at Royal Center.
During their first years of farming Francis and Lora Mae raised a few thousand turkeys a year until this was no longer profitable.
They are the parents of five children: Sylvia, Arthur, Brenda, Betty and Philip. All but the youngest attended Pine Township School; Sylvia for eleven years until Pine School was closed. During her senior year she was allowed to have her last year at Otterbein with her classmates. The rest transferred to Fowler. Brenda was in the first class graduating from Benton Central. Sylvia, Brenda and Betty graduated from Manchester College. Arthur and Betty from Purdue: Philip from Vincennes and Purdue, and Sylvia has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Kansas.
Sylvia lives and works in Fort Wayne where she has bought a large old house, now apartments listed on the historical register. Brenda, married to ? (Coblentz), lives near Greenville, Ohio where they are both elementary teachers; they have ? children. Betty married Dale (Huseman), a farmer from Lowell; they have two children.
Philip married Carol Yochem, and they with their two children, April and Brett, live in Pine Township and farm.
Both Arthur and Philip are known for their love of hunting, trapping and marksmanship.
Arthur flew a helicopter in the Vietnam War. After his return he farmed a few years then took a job with a helicopter chartering service in Pennsylvania. In 1982 his 'copter crashed due to a faulty rotar, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He now lives near Montgomery, Alabama. He is married to Linda Bridges from Frankfort, who taught a few years at Oxford after her marriage. They have three children. At the present Arthur is a commodity broker.
Lora Mae was a 4-H Club leader for thirty years being among those who received a certificate in 1983 at Purdue Roundup for those years. All of that time was spent in Pine Township, and she had worked many years with the Union Township girls. They enjoyed many camping outings and presenting "Share-the-Fun" skits, as well as their projects.
Francis and Lora Mae enjoy going to a swim at the YMCA in Lafayette, which started as therapy for the stroke he had had several years ago. She learned to swim at age sixty-five, and they currently do it regularly.
Submitted by: Lora Mae Atkinson
Joseph Anstett, although considered a native of France was German and his family spoke the German language. They were the parents of seven children, namely Kate (Mrs. Fred Nicely), Emma (Mrs. Adam Brown), Melvina (Mrs. Edward M. Warner), Christopher, Frank, Theophil (more often called "Feely" 2nd name "Ophalia"), and Anny.
Joseph Anstett's parents were Bruno and Margaret M. Anstett. He was employed by the Government. In the spring of 1863, Joseph Anstett located on his farm of 240 acres near the Dehner Settlement northeast of Earl Park. On November 4, 1888, he bought 320 acres of fine farm land about nine miles southwest of Fowler, near Prairie Green, now Parish Grove Township. The greater part of this land is still in the family. This same year they retired and moved to Fowler. Their home was near the Catholic Church so they could attend daily mass. They are buried in the St. Anthony, Dehner cemetery, where their little five year old daughter Anny is buried. Mrs. Anstett's brother, John Fisher and his wife, Veronica are buried there also.
August 30, 1881, Theophil Anstett married Ellon Gaynor, daughter of Patrick and Margarite (Reilly) Gaynor. Her parents came from Ireland, settled in Middletown, Ohio and were the parents of five children: Matthew, Hugh, Michael, John and Ellon. The Gaynors purchased land in Newton County adjoining their cousin's farm, Michael and Anna Gaynor, the parents of James and Rose Gaynor, who were well known in Earl Park. Theophil Anstett owned about 500 acres of land in Richland Township, the greater part of which is still in the family.
Theophil and Ellon Anstett had nine children: Charles, Mae, Wilbert, Hugh, Irene (Mrs. Otto Yochem), Loretta (Mrs. Fred Cyr), Walter and two little sons, John and Milton, who died at the early age of four. They are buried in the St. Anthony Cemetery - Dehner with their grandparents.
Theophil Anstett's sons were farmers, and his daughters were school teachers. At some time in their teaching careers, they taught in the same school that their father had attended when he was a young boy. His home was just across the road from the school.
Charles Anstett married Anna Hardebeck. Their children are George, Erwin, Mabelle, Margaret, Ethel, John, Doris and Alfred.
Wilbert married Emme Holm and were the parents of three children, Harry, Vernon and Viola. He later married Ella Barker Price.
Hugh married Mary Holscher. They had five children: Raymond, Everett, Harold, Eugene, and little Mary Margaret who died in infancy.
Walter married Julia Flinn, and are the parents of four children: Walter Jr., Lorraine, Patricia and Diane.
Irene married Otto Yochem. Their children are: Marvin and Marjorie (twins), Evelyn, James D. and Joan D. (twins).
Loretta married Alfred Cyr, and are the parents of two children, James and Vivian.
Mae adopted a little girl, Mary Ellon.
Submitted by: Cathie Atkinson Hockman
Submitted by: Adina Dyer