"History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - Tobin Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
ANDREW ADYE is a native of Chautauqua County, N.Y., where he was born January 15, 1831, being the fifth son in a family of seven, viz,: John (deceased), Jason W., Joel C. (deceased), Stilman J. (deceased), Andrew J., George F. and Laura Ann (deceased), who married Nathan A. Evans - born to A. and Laura (Whicher) Adye, both natives of Vermont, where they were married and remained many years. They then moved to New York, where they remained several years, and in 1837 moved to Perry County, where the father died in December, 1845. His widow died in Iowa in 1875. They were members of the Episcopalian and Methodist Churches. Our subject was reared by his parents, receiving limited schooling. Soom after his majority he commenced flat-boating on the Ohio, and in the fall of 1854 commenced general merchandising in Adyeville, which place he laid out and founded, and where he has continued until the present, having nearly quit the mercantile business. He now is extensively engaged in the manufacture and sale of his favorite brand "Old Dr. Scroggin's Bitters." He also has been very successful with his cancer-cure and other scientific compounds. Mr. Adye commenced in life with nothing but willing hands, but by diligence and economy has acquired a substantial property. He owns 300 acres of fertile land, mostly improved, also dwelling and tobacco barn with several lots and small houses in Adyeville. He is a Democrat in politics, and was elected to the office of Township Trustee in the spring of 1884. He served the people as County Commissioner from 1868 to 1871. He is prominent as a citizen and politician. He was united in marriage to Miss Barbara Ann, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Miles) Kesner, December 13, 1857, and to this union four children have been born viz.: Alice A. (who married Henry J. Chewning), Emma, Andrew J. and Joel E. Mrs. Barbara A. Adye was born June 18, 1837. Mr. Adye is a member of the Order of Masons, and held the Postoffice of Adyeville from its establishment in 1861 until 1880. He is one of the leading spiritualists of southern Indiana.
"History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - Clark Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
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My name is Rod Lance Adye and I live near Dallas, Tx. I was born in Iowa, but moved to Illinois while still quite young. At the passing of my father, I inherited the Adye family bible, which drew by interest in our family heritage. While I was searching on the internet I found the website that you had created. I wanted to draw attention to the area of which you had writen concerning Andrew J. Adye. Stated in the article was that Andrew was the son of Andrew and Laura Whicher Adye. According to my bible which was purchased in London, England by John Adye, the actual name of Andrew's father was Aner Adye. Andrew"s mother was as listed, Laura (Whicher) Adye.
If you have any additional information of my ancestors I would greatly appreciate if you could fill me in with what you may have found in your research. I would be more than willing to send you anything pertaining to the Adye heritage that might interest you. Thank you,
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THOMAS J. ALLEN, a prominent physician and surgeon of Adyeville, is a native of Lawrence County, Ind., where he was born May 29, 1848, being the fifth child in a family of nine, all living: James M., William H., Andrew J., Elizabeth J. (who married Jacob Speer), Thomas J., Theodric, Emily C. (now Mrs. John Guthrie), Jesse and Mary J. (who married Joseph Harris), born to Jesse and Mary (Dixon) Allen, natives of Indiana and Kentucky respectively. They were married in Kentucky and soon after located in Lawrence County, where they reared their family, and the mother now resides. The father died while in the service of his country at Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 1863. The parents were members of the Christian Church, and excellent people. Our subject was reared by his parents and received a fair education. After his majority he made teaching a business for three years, after
which he commenced to read medicine with his brother, Dr. W.H. Allen, and with Dr. Smith, of Leesville, Ind. He took his medical course at the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio. He located in the practice of medicine at Waymansville, Bartholomew Co., Ind., where he practiced two years. After this he moved to Butler County, Kan., where he remained two years and then returned to Dubois County, where he remained three years, and in March, 1884, located permanently at Adyeville, Perry County, where he has bought property and enjoys a lucrative practice. He was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca A., daughter of George W. and Sarah A. (McFall) Scroggan, of Lawrence County, Ind., February 25, 1872, and to this union two children have been born: George Julian and Samuel Edgar. Mrs. Rebecca A. Allen was born January 4, 1850. The Doctor is a Democrat in politics
and a useful citizen.
"History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - Clark Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
WILLIAM T. CHEWNING was born in Spencer County, Ind., December 15, 1846, being the tenth in a family of thirteen, viz.: Elizabeth (deceased), who married Henry J. Imboden; Philadelphia (deceased), who married Joseph S. Basinger; Sarah A. (deceased), who married Thomas Simons; Martha, who married John D. Hays, and is now Mrs. John D. Knott; Louisa, now Mrs. WilliamH.H. Pyle; Berryman (deceased), Mary J., now Mrs. John J. Dodson; Maria F., now Mrs. George Miles; Hardin M., William T., Henry J., Joseph T. and Ira S., born to Hardin and Maria (Combs) Chewning, natives of Kentucky and Indiana. They were married in Spencer County, and now live in Clark Township, Perry County. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are among the substantial citizens of the County. William T. remained at home until his marriage. He received a liberal education, and commenced to
teach school in 1871, and has taught continuously, winters, until the present. He has been thus engaged in all over seventy-two months. He owns a farm of eighty acres. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah M., daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Hyde) VanWinkle, of Clark Township, Perry County, October 30, 1873, and to them two children have been born: Nora A., born April 3, 1875; and Mandana A., born Febraury 3, 1878. Mrs. Sarah M. Chewning was born Febraury 23, 1851. Mr. Chewning is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, his wife of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is a Republican in politics, and is one of the leading teachers in the county.
"History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana - Clark Township" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co. - published in 1885
WILLIAM B. CLARK is a native of Floyd County, where he was born January 1, 1830, being the fifth son in a family of twelve children, viz.: Mary, Elizabeth, Nancy, Richard, Jane, Phebe, John, Rebecca, Martha, Azariah, James and William B., born to John and Rebecca (Jones) Clark, natives of Virginia, who were married in Kentucky. They came to Floyd County about the year 1811. The father and mother lived and reared their family in Floyd County, where they remained until their death. Our subject was reared and educated by his parents and remained at home until just before marriage. He was married to Miss Harriet, daughter of John and Ruth (Parr) Parr, of Crawford County, December 26, 1852, and to this union eight children have been born: Mary J., John W., William H., Rebecca A., Sarah R., Susan P., Eliza and Harriet A. Mrs. Harriet Clark was born August 6, 1834. Mr. Clark
is now blind from service rendered to his country. He served in the late war in Company G, Sixty-sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He is now a pensioner of the Government. He is a resident of Adyeville, and is a Republican in politics. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and are among the most highly respected citizens of Clark Township.
HIRAM SIMPSON, son of Thomas Simpson and Charlotte (Noble) Akins, was born in Perry County, Ind., in September, 1825. Hiram was one of six children born of this union, viz.: Martha (wife of Mathew Jarboe), Hiram, Elizabeth (wife of Nathan Howell), Mary (wife of Thomas Lewallen), John (died as a young boy) and James (married to Sarah Lawalin). The father was a farmer, born in 1805 in Kentucky, and married Charlotte (Noble) Akins on February 20, 1823, he was a native of Kentucky. (She first married William Akins on September 21, 1819). On April 27, 1843 Thomas Simpson married a second wife, Mariah Noble and to this union four children were born: Zerilda (wife of Moses Sandage, Jr.), Margaret (wife of James H. Royal), Julie A. (wife of Joseph Collignon) and Kesiah. Hiram was reared by his parents on the farm. The family moved several times living in Oil and Anderson Townships.
On October 22, 1846 Hiram was united in marriage with Elizabeth Vandover, one of thirteen children born to Thomas and Catharine (Frakes) Vandover, both natives of Kentucky. Elizabeth Vandover was a native of Perry County, her birth occurring in 1830. Hiram and Elizabeth’s union produced ten children, all of whom were raised on the farm. These children were: Thomas (married to Louisa Royal), John (died in infancy), Grayson (married to Nancy Lyons), Charlotte (wife of Elisha Salmon), James (married to Mary Sandage), Elizabeth (wife of John Nichols), Hiram, Jr. (married to Mary Farmer), Mary (wfie of Joseph Stephens), George (married to Sarah Needham) and Isaac (married to Mary O. Lewellan, then to Julia Ann Gleason). Hiram and Elizabeth’s dates of death are uncertain. Elizabeth died and is buried in southern Illinois. Siblings of Elizabeth (Vandover) Simpson are: Catherine
(wife of William Huff, Jr.), George, Nancy (wife of Harvey Masterson), Ruth (wife of Daniel Cummings), Sarah (wife of Beufford Southwood), James (married to Mary Howell), John (married to Lucinda Cummings), Hannah (wife of James Mayo), Thomas (married to Mary Ann Huff), Louisa (wife of Jonathan Huff), Conor (married to Mary J. Patton) and Fredrick (married to Mary Snyder).
Information from census, birth and death records as well as family records compiled by Charles Simpson and Deb Murray
ANDREW J. DIXON is a native of Lawrence County, Ind., and was born March 15, 1830. He is the fourth child in a family of six: Michael F., George W. (deceased), Mary A. (deceased), who married Reuben Hudson; Andrew J., Joel and William (deceased), born to Shadrach and Catharine (Hindelider) Dixon, natives of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. They were married in Jackson County, Ind. The mother died in Lawrence County, and the father in Perry County, Ind. They were members of the Christian Church. Our subject was reared by his parents and remained at home until his marriage. April 20, 1851, his union to Miss Sophia Hayes was solemnized, she being the daughter of Daniel and Agnes (Cashman) Hayes, of Perry County, and to this union these children were born: Sarah A., who married Isaac P. Wright. He dying, she married George W. Riggle; John W. (deceased), Daniel S., James T.,
Jacob W., Willis E., Virgil O. and Theodore L. Mrs. Sophia Dixon was born March 9, 1831. She died on November 30, 1884. She was a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Dixon makes farming and carpentering a business. He owns 100 acres of land mostly well improved. He is a Democrat politically. He served the people of his Township as Trustee six years.
GEORGE R. DYER, is a native of Johnson County, Ind., where he was born April 14, 1839, being the third in a family of thirteen. Ten lived to be grown, viz.: Sarah (who married Hugh Boyles), William G., Lorenzo D. (deceased), Jane (deceased), who married John Butler, Emily (now Mrs. John Masterson), Elizabeth (now Mrs. Joseph S. Basinger), George R., John W., James W. (deceased), who died in the army, and Abram S. They parents were Elijah and Rhoda (Hurst ) Dyer, natives of Tennessee. They were married in Harrison County, Ind., and moved to Spencer County in the spring of 1840, where the father died and the mother still resides at the age of eighty-one years. They were life-long members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject was reared by his parents, remaining with them until his enlistment in the army, October 22, 1861, in Company E, Forty-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer
Infantry. He was discharged at Indianola, Tex., February 2, 1864, and the same day veteranized in same company and regiment. He was discharged at Louisville, September 13, 1865, by reason of the close of the war. He was in thirteen general engagements. He was taken prisoner at London, Ky., in 1862, and paroled; came home and was married to Miss Emeline, daughter of Alexander and Phoebe (Miller) Van Winkle, March 19, 1863. Mrs. Emeline Dyer was born July 27, 1843. Mr. Dyer follows farming as an occupation. He owns 124 acres of land, with good buildings. He is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. All the brothers and sisters that lived to be grown were active and honorable members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, except one sister, Emily Masterson, who belonged to the Christian Church. Our subject and wife joined the church
in 1868, and are active supporters of all that conduces to Christian benefits everywhere.
HIRAM FOSTER, a prominent physician and surgeon of Clark Township, was born in this county June 2, 1843, being the seventh and last child of this family: Squire (deceased), Charlotte (who married Casper Shells), Alexander (deceased), Andrew J. (deceased, died in the army), Ransom S., Lucinda (now Mrs. George Cox), William (deceased) and Hiram, born to James and Lucy (Sturgen) Foster, natives of Kentucky. They were married in Kentucky, and came to Crawford County in 1828, and two years later moved into Clark Township, Perry County, where they remained until their deaths, his in 1863, and hers in 1879. They were members of the Christian Church, and he was a pioneer member of Clark Township in that church, was an able physician and had an extensive practice. Our subject was reared by his parents, and received a liberal education. He commenced to read and compound medicines with his father
at eighteen. He read about four years, and attended the Genreal Council of Physicians of Perry County. He commenced the practice of medicine with his father, and in 1864 established an office at Foster's Ridge, where he now enjoys a large and lucrative practice. He is a Democrat in politics, and belongs to the Masonic Order. He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Highfield) Kitterman, old settlers of Perry County, December 27, 1863, and to this couple seven children have been born: James C., Mary E. (now Mrs. Andrew A. Hobbs), Nancy J. (deceased), who married John A. Schlachter, Hiram, Henry W., Laura B. and John A. Mrs. Nancy Foster was born on February 25, 1838. Mr. Foster and wife are members of the Christian Church, both joining while in their teens.
NOAH D. FULLER, is a native of Troy Township, Perry County, Ind., and was born April 13, 1824, being the second in a a family of seven, three now living, viz.: Noah D., Mary J., who married Thomas J. Combs; Margaret, now Mrs. James B. Havens, born to Archibald and Diademma (Spencer) Fuller. They were married in Kentucky and settled in Perry County about 1822, where they remained until their deaths. The mother was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Our subject was reared and educated by his parents. He was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Waller, April 5, 1846, and to this union eleven children have been born, eight who lived to be grown now living: Sallie, now Mrs. Henry Harris, Archibald, Mary E. (deceased) who married Z.T. Kellums, Ruth R. (deceased) who married Henry Hessick, Diademma, who married D.T. Cloud, Margaret B., now Mrs. George Phillipps, Noah D. and William T.
Mrs. Hannah Fuller was born August 30, 1825. Mr. Fuller makes farming a specialty. He owns 140 acres of fertile land, mostly well improved. He is a Democrat in politics. His wife belongs to the United Baptist Church. They are among the substancial and respected citizens of the county.
JOHN HALL, a prominent citizen of Clark Township and native of the same, where he was born June 14, 1848, being the son of James and Sarah (Taylor) Hall, was reared by his and received a good common school education. He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline, daughter of John and Nancy (Kitterman) Shoemaker, residents of Clark Township, Perry County, Ind., January 8, 1871, and to this union seven children have been born: Rosa E., Albert F., Harmon and Henderson (twins), George T., John A. and Carrie Ethel. Mrs. Caroline Hall was born November 15, 1846. Mr. Hall is a farmer and stock-raiser and deals in timber. He owns 234 acres of fertile land, mostly well improved. He and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is a Republican in politics. He and his wife's people are of the pioneer families fo the county, respected by all who know them.
WILLIAM F. HOBBS is a native of Dubois County, Ind., where he was born May 8, 1854, being the second son in a family of seven: Elizabeth, who married William T. Beard, Martha J., now Mrs. Jacob W. Beard, James R. (deceased), Margaret, now Mrs. Able F. Wright, William F., Isaac W. and Sabra A. (deceased), born to Nathan and Barbara A. (Newton) Hobbs, both natives of Dubois County, where they were married, reared their family and continued until their deaths. The mother belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the father to the Christian Church. They were among the leading members of society. Our subject was reared by his mother and step-father, his father having died when he was but six years old. He received only a fair education and before his majority spent several years in the far west. Returning, he was united in marriage to Miss Sophia H., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth
(Smith) Miles of Perry County, July 27, 1878, and to this marriage three children were born, as follows: John D., Lawrence E. and Ida. Mr. Hobbs is a farmer, stock-raiser and trader, and now owns eighty-six acres of well improved land. He and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are among the best citizens in this part of the county. He has served the people of Clark Township as assessor for four years, and as constable four years.
WILLIAM M. KELLEMS was born December 18, 1832, being the second son in a family of seven: Jacob (deceased), Julianna (now Mrs. Isaac Kendall), William M., James, Martin (who died in Andersonville prison), Steward and Dennis, born to James and Catharine (Mitchell) Kellems, both natives of Tennessee. They were married in Crawford County, where the mother is still living, the father having died in 1742. The family were reared in Crawford County. The parents were members of the United Brethren Church. The father was one of the first "squires" of Crawford County being commissioned by Gov. Jennings when Corydon was the State capital. William M. was reared and educated at home where he remained until his marriage to Miss Nancy, daughter of George and Polly (Fortune) Kitterman, residents of Clark Township, Perry County, which was solemnized January 27, 1753, and to this union eleven children have
been born, seven now living: Mary C. (who married Joseph Engle), George W. (deceased), Julianna (who married Francis M. Enlow), Nancy A. (now Mrs. John Davidson), James, David U., Tabitha J., William T. (deceased), Dennis (deceased), Sarah E. and infant (deceased). Mrs. Nancy Kellems was born January 23, 1833. Mr. Kellems is a farmer and a prominent man. He followed carpentering for over fifteen years. He owns 160 acres of fair land mostly well improved. He and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is politically a Republican and belongs to the Order of Masons.
ABRAHAM LASHER is a native of Bullitt County, Ky., and was born July 11, 1823, being the eldest son in a family of ten children, eight of whom lived to be grown: Clarissa C. (deceased, who married P.H. Esarey), Abraham, Isaac (deceased), Rebecca (now Mrs. Calvin Dysdale), Jacob (deceased), Elizabeth (deceased who married Sam Ader), Daniel B. and Mary (now Mrs. Louis W. Goble), born to Jacob and Elizabeth (Comstock) Lasher, natives of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. They were married in Perry County where they lived at the time of their respective deaths. The father served in the war of 1812 under Harrison. The parents were members of the Regular Baptist Church. The father laid the foundation of the court-house and jail at Rome, Perry Co., where he became acquainted with his wife. Abraham was reared and educated by his parents and remained at home until his marriage to Miss Sarah, daughter of John
and Martha (Thrasher) Lanham, which occurred June 16, 1844. Ten children were born to this union: William B., Elizabeth (who married Wiliam Cassidy), Martha A. (now Mrs. James M. Cassidy), Rebecca N. (deceased, who married Joseph R. Bradshaw), Mary E. (now Mrs. H.T. Rhodes), John N. (deceased), Hiram E., James B., Louis C. and Josephine (deceased). Mrs. Sarah Lasher was born April 13, 1822. She died on June 2, 1860. Mr. Lasher was married again December 6, 1860, to Miss Sarah B., daughter of William and Rachel (Litherland) Bennett, and to this union nine children were born: Melvina (deceased), George M., Daniel V., Sherman, Cynthia C., Thomas J., Benjamin F., Calvin A. (deceased) and Martin L. Mrs. Sarah B. Lasher was born MArch 20, 1834 and died April 9, 1885. She belonged to the United Baptist Church. Mr. Lasher is a farmer and owns over 900 acres of land partially improved. He is a
Democrat in politics. He was elected county sheriff in 1862 and served as township trustee of Clark Township three years and acted as real estate appraiser of Clark Township. He acted as deputy clerk of Perry County seven years. He belongs to the Order of Masons. He is well known and respected.
WILLIAM LOMAX, a leading physician and surgeon of this township, was born in Orange County, Ind., August 31, 1855, being the eldest son in a family of eleven children, all living, viz.: Susannah (who married Benjamin Lee, he dying, she married John Smith), Annie and Emma, twins (who married Dr. W.B. Gilliatt and G.T. Mayfield), Ruth J. (now Mrs. William Landers), William, James, Nancy A. (now Mrs. George Apple), Jonathan, Mary, Lee and Lentsford E., born to Lentsford and Elvira A. (Hunt) Lomax, natives of Orange County and both members of the Regular Baptist Church. William was reared by his parents, receiving a liberal education. He read medicine first with Dr. Reuben Smith of Greenville, Floyd County, then with Dr. William B. Gilliatt, of Unionville, Orange County, reading in all over two years. He then, in 1879, entered the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis; going one full term.
The following summer he practiced medicine at Bristow in Perry County and in the fall entered the same school, going one more full term, graduating in the spring of 1881. He then located permanently at Bristow in Clark Township, where he now enjoys a large and lucrative practice. He owns good dwellings and office property in Bristow. The doctor’s political views are Democratic. He was united in marriage to Miss Hettie A., daughter of Thomas J. and Sarah F. (Jeffers) Dugan of Bristow, April 19, 1883, and to this union one child has been born, Claude C., born January 20, 1884. Mrs. Hettie A. Lomax was born Aug. 16, 1868. The Doctor and wife are one of the leading families of Orange and Perry Counties.
WILLIAM M. McKIM a prominent citizen of Clark Township and native of Perry County, Ind., was born April 2, 1835, being the ninth child in a family of ten: Ephraim, Elizabeth, Mary, Daniel R., John T., Lucinda, Sarah, George L., William M. and Permelia A., born to John and Permelia (Cummings) McKim, natives of Missouri and Kentucky respectively. They were married in Clark Township where they located and reared their family and remained until their deaths. They were among the best families of the township, and members of the United Baptist Church. The father was representative from Perry County to the State Legislature in 1849 and was elected by the Democratic party, of which he was a member. They both lie buried in the family grave-yard known as the McKim Cemetery. Our subject was reared and educated by his parents, and remained at home until his enlistment in the later war, August 20,
1862. He enlisted in Company K, Thirty-fourth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged by order of the War Department at Louisville, Ky., June 24, 1865. Returning home he was united in marriage to Miss Delila Jane, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Simons) Hayes, of Spencer County, December 18, 1865, and to this union six children have been born, viz.: George T., Savanna A., Willis E. (deceased), John H., Laura E. and Mary E. Mrs. Delila J. McKim was born May 5, 1847. Mr. McKim is a farmer and owns 137 acres of fertile land, mostly improved, with good buildings. He is a Republican in politics. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.
ZEPHANIAH MILES was born January 28, 1835, and is the second in the family of two, Joseph and Zephaniah, born to Isom and Elizabeth (Archibald) Miles, who were married in Perry County, where the father died when our subject was but ten years old. He was reared from this age by his grandfather, Zephaniah Miles, until near twenty-one. He only acquired a limited education, but after his majority he secured the rudiments of a common education. He was united in marriage to Miss Isabel, daughter of Daniel and Agnes (Cashman) Hays, residents of Clark Township, March 14, 1858, and to this union have been born five children, viz.: John W. (deceased), Mary A. (now Dorsey T. Taylor), Lucinda A. (who married Louis T. Hills), Elizabeth A. and Pauline J. Mrs. Isabel Miles was born October 3, 1840. Mr. and Mrs. Miles are members of the Christian Church. He makes farming and stockraising a business,
and owns 120 acres of fertile land, well improved, with good buildings. His political views are Republican. He enlisted in the service of his country September 27, 1864, in Company F, Fifty-third Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged at Washington, May 31, 1865.