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Thomas Walker, Jr.
and
Mary "Polly" Gwin
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Page Updated June 2017

Page Updated February 2017

Page Updated 
August 2016

following my research trip to Orange, Crawford, Harrison, and Washington counties, IN

Page Updated  20 Jun 2015
with many additions in the Gatton, Sostman, and other families
Page Updated 8 Mar 2014
with several Facebook additions

Page Updated Nov 2013

Page Updated Apr and May 2013

with contributions from Taffy Walker


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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011

Sources:

1. -- I met Fifth Cousin Jim Wall online not long after I'd created my webpage for Isham Gwin, my (and his) gggg-grandfather. I'd made the trip to east Tennessee in the summer of 2003 to find anything on this Isham I could, and when I found the deed to his land in Seveir Co., I drew a map of his farm from the survey and put it online. It didn't take Jim long to find me after that, and the more notes we compared, the more obvious it became that his Isham and mine were one and the same. He descends from Isham's and Mary's daughter Elizabeth who married David Denton.

2. -- Then in Dec 2005 I met online my double fifth cousin, Mike Walker, who provided me with most of the following information on the descendants of Isom Gwin Walker. Jim Wall had already provided me with the names of Tom's and Polly's kids. Here are our three separate lines:


How Mike, Jim, and I Are Related:

John and Mike are double 5th cousins to each other; Jim is fifth cousin to both John and Mike.

John McDonald Gwin's Line
Relationship
Michael Shelby Walker's Line
Relationship James T. Wall's Line
  Thomas Walker Sr. m.
Elizabeth Magill

Isham/Isom Gwin m.
Mary Canterbury

parents of
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parents of
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Thomas Walker Sr. m. 
Elizabeth Magill

Isham/Isom Gwin m. 
Mary Canterbury


 

parents


 

Isham/Isom Gwin m.
Mary Canterbury

 Jane Walker
m. John Gwin
(moved to Alabama)
siblings
 .
siblings

Thomas Walker Jr. b. 1791/95 Blount Co., TN;
 m. Polly Gwin
(moved to Indiana)
siblings
23.02--Elizabeth Gwin
m. David Denton
(moved to Indiana)
 William Gwin m. Roseanne Carlisle Jones Wilson
Double
1st Cousins
Isham/Isom Gwin Walker b. 1815 TN; d. 1835 Martin Co., IN; m. Clarissa Thurston
1st Cousins
24.03--Isom Denton
m2. Elizabeth (Betty) Weathers
 William Sutton Gwin m. Ida Eliza Basset
Double
2nd Cousins
Thomas Thurston Walker b. 10/22/1854  Richland Co., IL; d. 1/15/1926  Wabash Co., IL; m. Lucinda Riley
2nd Cousins
25.10--Mary Angeline Denton
m.  John William Patterson
 James Basset Gwin m. Adrian Belle Vardaman
Double
3rd Cousins
Shelby Lemon Walker b. 9/3/1885 near French Lick, IN; d. 6/5/1948 Claypool, Kosciusko Co., IN; m. Beulah Fern Potts
 3rd Cousins
26.01--Vernia William Patterson m1. Georgia Alice Usery
 Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney
Double
4th Cousins
 Frank Walker m. Janice Snoke
4th Cousins
27.01--Ruth Newlin Patterson
m. James T. Wall
 John McDonald Gwin jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Double
5th Cousins
Michael Shelby Walker
appinscot@bellsouth.net
5th Cousins
28.01--James T. Wall
jamestwall@aol.com
3. -- In Jan 2006, while wading through some of Mike's extensive gedcom he'd sent me (below), I came upon the name of one of the contributors to his material, Carolynn Elizabeth Walker, and contacted her. It turns out that her husband, Vern E. Walker, and my father are double fourth cousins. We're still in the process of exchanging data.

4. -- In Apr 2013, double-5th-cousin-once-removed Taffy Walker joined the celebration!

5. -- In August 2016, I visited the Genealogy Department of the Stevens Memorial Museum at the John Hay Center in Salem, Washington Co., IN, where docent Jeremy Elliott and others helped me find material on the Unity Baptist Church where Tom and Polly (Gwin) Walker; her parents, and several of her siblings were once received into membership.

PART ONE: An Outline of the Family


Respective Known Lines of Thomas Walker, Jr., and Polly Gwin

21.00--John Walker, Sr., m. Mary Anderson
22.00--Thomas Walker, Sr., m. Elizabeth Magill
23.05--Thomas Walker, Jr., m. Polly Gwin
21.00--Richard Gwin m. Sarah Chesley
22.00--Isham Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
23.01--Polly Gwin m. Thomas Walker, Jr.


Descendants of Thomas Walker, Jr., and Polly Gwin




23.05--Thomas Walker, Jr., b. 1791/95 Blount Co., TN; d. unk., [but JackMurphy49, contributor to a tree at ancestry.com, says Tom d. 1855]; bd. unk.; m1. bef. 1815 [JackMurphy49 says m. ca. 1810] in TN to (Mary?) "Polly" Gwin (b. ca. 1787; d. btwn. 1827 and 1850--i.e., bef. 1855 when her dad's will was finally probated AND bef. 1850 census where Tom is md. to Jane BUT aft. April 1827 when Tom and Polly were dismissed by letter fr. Unity Ch. in Washington Co., IN, and received by letter into Providence Ch. in Orange Co., IN); 9 known ch. by Polly; m2. 4 Feb 1837 in Martin Co., IN, to Jane Crim (b. ca. 1793 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.); no known ch. by Jane

[listed as Thomas Walker, 59, b. TN, in the 30 Sep 1850 census of Rutherford Twp., Martin Co., IN and hosting an Eliza Simmons (who may be related to Jn. Wm. Simmons, Jr., who md. 24.08--Minerva Walker)]
[listed as Thomas Walker, 67, b. TN, in the 21 Aug 1860 census of Halberts Bluffs Post Office, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN and lvg. next door to Martin Crim and fam., merchant, who must be Jane's son or brother]


[listed as Jane Walker, 59, b. KY, in the 30 Sep 1850 census of Rutherford Twp., Martin Co., IN and hosting an Eliza Simmons (who may be related to Jn. Wm. Simmons, Jr., who md. 24.08--Minerva Walker)]
[listed as Jane Walker, 67, b. KY, in the 21 Aug 1860 census of Halberts Bluffs Post Office, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN and lvg. next door to Martin Crim (b. KY) and fam., merchant, who must be Jane's son or brother]


 
Thomas Walker, Jr., and Mary "Polly" Gwin at
Unity Baptist Church
near Hardinsburg, Washington Co., IN
        As stated in the "Sources" section above, in August 2016 I visited the Genealogy Department of the Stevens Memorial Museum at the John Hay Center on Market Street in Salem, Washington Co., IN, where a docent, Mr. Jeremy Elliott, and others helped me find material on the Unity Baptist Church where Tom and Polly (Gwin) Walker; her parents, and three other of her siblings were once received into membership.

        According to the "Records of the Unity Baptist Church near Hardinsburg [Washington County, Indiana], 1818-1858, Typed and donated by Clara M. (Shanks) Burns, Salem, Ind., Received June 1963":

23.01--Thos. Walker and Polly Walker were each received June 1819 by letter and dismissed April 1827 by letter.  This confirms that Polly was alive and still married to Tom as late as April 1827, some ten years before the widowed Thomas married Jane Crim.  Further, from the Providence church records, we know that they joined Providence church the same month, April 1827.

Other family members' names I recognized in that list included:

23.05--Joseph Tipton and Jane Tipton (Polly Walker's sister Virginia Jane Gwin Tipton and brother-in-law Joseph Tipton); he was received by letter Feb. 1819 and dismissed June 1821 by letter; she was received Feb 1819, but Ms. Burns' transcription (and I assume the original as well) leaves blank any data regarding how Jane was received or how or when she was dismissed.  We do know that she was still alive in 1821 and probably still married to Joseph at that time.

22.00--Isom "Gwinn" (sic) and Mary Gwinn (sic--Polly Gwin Walker's parents); they were each received September 1825 by letter and dismissed "by death".  We know from his will that he died in Dec 1830, so this "by death" statement confirms that his membership was at Unity until that date.  And we know from the 1850 census, some 20 years after Isom's death, that she was blind, 80 years of age, and living with her widowed daughter Minerva and Minerva's children; therefore, her "by death" statement means that she would have been a Unity member until after that date.

23.02--David Denton and Elizabeth Denton (Polly Walker's sister Elizabeth Gwin Denton and brother-in-law David Denton); they were each received by letter in January 1835; Elizabeth was dismissed "by death"
, but not David.

23.11--Elijah Wright and "Manerva" (sic) Wright (Polly Walker's sister Minerva Gwin Wright and brother-in-law Elijah Wright); they were each received by letter in January 1835; Elijah, but not Minerva, was dismissed "by death".  We know from their deed that Elijah and Minerva bought and owned the 160-acre southeast quarter of Section 20, Township 1 South, and Range 2 East, on 15 Mar 1842, some seven years after they joined Unity Church.  So Elijah was alive and a member of this church at least those seven years.  I visited this property in August 2016 and spoke with the current owner, a Mr. Larramore, asking him if he knew of any old graves on his land.  He had not, but he said he'd recently found an old well and the foundation stones for a cabin, and he offered to drive me to the site, which I accepted.  He'd placed a large flat stone over the well to keep anyone from falling in, and the several stones had surely been part of the foundation of a building.  Is this where Elijah died and where Minerva brought her blind, 80-year-old mother to live her last days, where they were found in the 1850 census?  Could they be buried here on this property?  

--John  M. Gwin



Name: Anderson Walker
Age: 18
YOB: abt 1832
POB: Indiana
Home in 1850: Rutherford, Martin, IN
House-
hold:
Name Age
Thomas Walker 59
Jane Walker 59
Anderson Walker 18
Eliza Simmons 18
 
From: "Mike Walker" <walk5755@bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed Oct 11, 2006  08:16:43 AM US/Mountain
To: "'John Gwin'" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>, <JAMESTWALL@aol.com>
Subject: Thomas Walker's second wife Jane

Hi guys, I was poking around on Ancestry.com trying to find a marriage record for Thomas Walker and Polly Gwin. Not successful, but I did find a marriage record for a couple who must be Thomas and his second wife, Jane.

Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 Record about Thomas Walker

Name: Thomas Walker; Spouse: Jane Crim; Date: 4 Feb 1837; County: Martin; State: Indiana; Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Microfilm: 1316952 & 1436077
I also found another marriage that is interesting: Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 Record about Thomas Walker.
 Name: Thomas Walker; Spouse: Ann Queen; Date: 28 Mar 1842; County: Martin; State: Indiana; Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Microfilm: 1316952 & 1436077
I don't have a clue about this one, do you guys? Wonder which Tom this is? I also did searches on Walker with keywords Martin, Orange, Crawford, Harrison, and Daviess. See attached PDF's   Bunches of 
mystery Walkers.  Mike in SC
Looking for Tom and second wife, Jane, in the
1850,
1860, and 1870 censuses:

OK, here's another interesting piece:
From the 30 Sep 1850 census of Rutherford Twp., Martin Co., IN:
Residence #83, Family #83:

Thomas Walker, 59, male, farmer, $300 real estate, b. Tennessee, cannot read and write

Jane Walker, 59, female, b. Kentucky, cannot read and write

Anderson Walker, 18 male, farmer, b. Indiana

Eliza Simmons, 18, female, b. Indiana


This could very well be our Thomas Walker and this second wife, Jane, living with his second-youngest son, Anderson, and someone named Eliza Simmons (Anderson's bride/fiance/family friend?).  They are living in the same Indiana county, Martin, as Thomas and Polly's son Isom Gwin Walker.

Let's see if we can find them in 1860.

OK, here are Thomas and Jane,  each 67 and b. in TN and KY, respectively, living in Halbert Bluff, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN.  Living next door is a Sarah Walker, 25, b. IN, in the home of John, 30, and Mary, 24, Walpert, and their four young children. I believe that Mary Walpert and Sarah Walker could be two of Anderson's sisters.

And here is Anderson, 28, also living in Halbert Bluff, Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN, with wife Margreate, 28, and children James, 7; Wm. H., 5; Thomas, 3;, and John, six months. (Living next door is Hannah Walker, 35; and children Mary, 14; Thomas, 11; Wm. H., 9; and M. A., 7, a daughter.)  I believe that Hannah could be the widow of one of Anderson's brothers.

Shall we try in 1870?  Hmmm. Nothing confirmed yet on Thomas or Anderson--maybe one of Anderson's kids:
--John M. Gwin



Here are Tom's and Polly's nine known kids:

24.01--Isom Gwin Walker (b. ca. 1815 in TN), m. Clarissa Thurston
24.02--Elizabeth Walker (b. ca. 1814 in TN), m.  Robert J. Wright
24.03--James Walker,
24.04--Thomas Walker, (b. ca. 1819 in IN), m. Hannah Butler
24.05--Mary "Polly" Walker,
24.06-- Mahala Walker, (b. ca. 1825 in IN), m. Grandison Farris
24.07--Minerva J. Walker (b. 1825 in IN), m. John William Simmons, Jr.,
24.08--William Houston Walker (b. ca. 1830 in IN) m. Mary Ann Ables
24.09--Anderson Walker, (b. ca. 1833 in IN) m. Margaret Ann Butler
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And now here they are again in greater detail:


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24.01--Isom Gwin Walker, b. ca. 1815 in TN; m. 13 Jan 1835 (first taken from children's ages in 1850 then from the marriage certificate) in Martin Co., IN, to Clarissa Thurston (b. ca. 1816 in MA; d. bef. 1880); 11 known ch.

The known descendants of Isom Gwin Walker and Clarissa Thurston have outgrown this page, so we've built another for them.  Please click their link to go there.

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24.02--Elizabeth Walker, b. 1814 in TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 31 Aug 1830 in Orange Co., IN, to Robert J. Wright (b. ca. 1810 in KY; d. aft. 1860 census; bd. unk.); at least nine ch.
[age 0 to 9 in the 1820 census of Harrison Co., IN];
[listed as Elisabeth Right, 36, b. in TN, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];
[listed as Elizabeth Wright, 46, b. in TN, in the 5 Jun 1860 census of Salem town, Washington Co., IN];

[listed as Robert J. Right, 40, b. in KY, farmer w/$300 in real estate, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of Dist. 45, Harrison Co., IN];
[listed as Robert Wright, 51, b. in KY, laborer, in the 5 Jun 1860 census of Salem town, Washington Co., IN];

Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892
about Robert J. Wright

Name: Robert J. Wright
Spouse: Elizabeth Walker
Date: 31 Aug 1830
County: Orange
State: Indiana
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Microfilm: 1316696

Name: Robbert Right
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): South East, Orange, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: [i.e., John]
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1  [i.e., Robert]
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: [i.e., Mary, Mahala, and Martha]
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: [i.e., Elizabeth]
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

25.01--John Wright, b. ca. 1831 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as John Right, 19, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];

25.02--Mary Wright, b. ca. 1834 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary Right, 16, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];

25.03--Mahala Jane "Helen" Wright, b. ca. 1837 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. George W. Collins (); unk. ch.
[listed as Mahala Right, 13, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN]

26.01--Martha Jane Collins, m. Fredrick Sostmann

27.01--Herman George Sostmann, m. Caroline Louise Bickell

28.01-- Audria Minnie Sostmann (1911 - 1911)*

28.02--Harry August Sostman, b. 10 Jul 1912 in St. Louis, MO; d. 17 Apr 2009 in Manchester, CT; bd. Hillstown Rd. Cem., Manchester, Hartford Co., CT--Find A Grave Memorial# 58255052); m. Alice Lewis (b. 20 Jan 1913 in MO; d. 14 Aug 1999 in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT; bd. Hillstown Rd. Cem., Manchester, Hartford Co., CT--Find A Grave Memorial# 58254601); at least three ch., nine grch., and four g-grch.;

OBITUARY
    Harry August Sostman, 96, of Manchester, died Friday (April 17, 2009) at his home.
     Harry was born on July 10, 1912 in St. Louis, MO, the oldest son of the late Herman and Carrie (Bickell) Sostman. He grew up in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis with the likes of Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra as neighbors. He, too, played baseball in his late teens, pitching and playing third base for a local St. Louis team. He was an avid baseball and hockey fan all of his life, and had a passion for coin collecting, which he shared with his granddaughter, Mary Alice.
     A World War II Veteran, Harry first served with Battery A, 239 AA (Searchlight) Bn, and was stationed with a searchlight battalion on Hillstown Road in Manchester in 1942. While serving there, he contacted Alice Lewis, the sister of one of his best friends from St. Louis, who was then living in New York City. After a few dates, they married on a weekend pass, and she remained the love of his life even after her death in August, 1999.
     On his return from the service, Harry was employed by Cheney Brothers in their dye house, leaving there to go to work as a driver for H. J. Heinz in East Hartford and then to East Hartford Warehouse as a forklift operator. He was a longtime member of Teamster's Local 559. He retired in 1972.
     A wonderful, gentle, loving friend, brother, husband, father, Papa and Great-Papa, Harry will be deeply missed by his children, Harriet Sostman Abraham and her husband Jerry of Syracuse, NY, Ellen Sostman Laramie of Bolton, Raymond Laramie of Glastonbury, James R. Sostman and his wife Laurrie of Bloomfield, and his neighbor Audrey Grande, who was like a daughter to him.
     He greatly loved and was adored by his nine grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa Ongur and her husband Dost, Sasha Stein and her husband Aaron, Hope Hudson and her husband Steve, Mark Abraham, Joshua Abraham, Angela Laramie, Mary Alice Laramie, Thomas Conroy and Greg Conroy.
     He was extremely proud of his four great-grand children, Lily and Henry Stein and Derin and Dilan Ongur.
     Harry remained close to and is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Sostman and Bob and Shirley Sostman, his sister Mary Gwaltney, his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Jim LaHaye, his sister-in-law Imogene Sostman, and numerous nieces and nephews in the St. Louis area. He is also mourned by his constant companion, Tiger.
     Funeral services will be held Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Hillstown Road Veteran's Cemetery in Manchester. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Last Post Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 259, Falls Village, CT 06031

Published in The Hartford Courant on April 22, 2009
Taken from the online obituary at Legacy.com.

Harry A. Sostman

Obituary Condolences

SOSTMAN, Harry A. Harry August Sostman, 96, of Manchester, died Friday (April 17, 2009) at his home. Harry was born on July 10, 1912 in St. Louis, MO, the oldest son of the late Herman and Carrie (Bickell) Sostman. He grew up in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis with the likes of Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra as neighbors. He, too, played baseball in his late teens, pitching and playing third base for a local St. Louis team. He was an avid baseball and hockey fan all of his life, and had a passion for coin collecting, which he shared with his granddaughter, Mary Alice. A World War II Veteran, Harry first served with Battery A, 239 AA (Searchlight) Bn, and was stationed with a searchlight battalion on Hillstown Road in Manchester in 1942. While serving there, he contacted Alice Lewis, the sister of one of his best friends from St. Louis, who was then living in New York City. After a few dates, they married on a weekend pass, and she remained the love of his life even after her death in August, 1999. On his return from the service, Harry was employed by Cheney Brothers in their dye house, leaving there to go to work as a driver for H.J. Heinz in East Hartford and then to East Hartford Warehouse as a forklift operator. He was a longtime member of Teamster's Local 559. He retired in 1972. A wonderful, gentle, loving friend, brother, husband, father, Papa and Great-Papa, Harry will be deeply missed by his children, Harriet Sostman Abraham and her husband Jerry of Syracuse, NY, Ellen Sostman Laramie of Bolton, Raymond Laramie of Glastonbury, James R. Sostman and his wife Laurrie of Bloomfield, and his neighbor Audrey Grande, who was like a daughter to him. He greatly loved and was adored by his nine grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa Ongur and her husband Dost, Sasha Stein and her husband Aaron, Hope Hudson and her husband Steve, Mark Abraham, Joshua Abraham, Angela Laramie, Mary Alice Laramie, Thomas Conroy and Greg Conroy. He was extremely proud of his four great-grand children, Lily and Henry Stein and Derin and Dilan Ongur. Harry remained close to and is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Sostman and Bob and Shirley Sostman, his sister Mary Gwaltney, his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Jim LaHaye, his sister-in-law Imogene Sostman, and numerous nieces and nephews in the St. Louis area. He is also mourned by his constant companion, Tiger. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Hillstown Road Veteran's Cemetery in Manchester. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Last Post Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 259, Falls Village, CT 06031.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 22, 2009
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=harry-a-sostman&pid=126500000#sthash.2qV3vwPs.dpuf

Harry A. Sostman

Obituary Condolences

SOSTMAN, Harry A. Harry August Sostman, 96, of Manchester, died Friday (April 17, 2009) at his home. Harry was born on July 10, 1912 in St. Louis, MO, the oldest son of the late Herman and Carrie (Bickell) Sostman. He grew up in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis with the likes of Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra as neighbors. He, too, played baseball in his late teens, pitching and playing third base for a local St. Louis team. He was an avid baseball and hockey fan all of his life, and had a passion for coin collecting, which he shared with his granddaughter, Mary Alice. A World War II Veteran, Harry first served with Battery A, 239 AA (Searchlight) Bn, and was stationed with a searchlight battalion on Hillstown Road in Manchester in 1942. While serving there, he contacted Alice Lewis, the sister of one of his best friends from St. Louis, who was then living in New York City. After a few dates, they married on a weekend pass, and she remained the love of his life even after her death in August, 1999. On his return from the service, Harry was employed by Cheney Brothers in their dye house, leaving there to go to work as a driver for H.J. Heinz in East Hartford and then to East Hartford Warehouse as a forklift operator. He was a longtime member of Teamster's Local 559. He retired in 1972. A wonderful, gentle, loving friend, brother, husband, father, Papa and Great-Papa, Harry will be deeply missed by his children, Harriet Sostman Abraham and her husband Jerry of Syracuse, NY, Ellen Sostman Laramie of Bolton, Raymond Laramie of Glastonbury, James R. Sostman and his wife Laurrie of Bloomfield, and his neighbor Audrey Grande, who was like a daughter to him. He greatly loved and was adored by his nine grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa Ongur and her husband Dost, Sasha Stein and her husband Aaron, Hope Hudson and her husband Steve, Mark Abraham, Joshua Abraham, Angela Laramie, Mary Alice Laramie, Thomas Conroy and Greg Conroy. He was extremely proud of his four great-grand children, Lily and Henry Stein and Derin and Dilan Ongur. Harry remained close to and is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Sostman and Bob and Shirley Sostman, his sister Mary Gwaltney, his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Jim LaHaye, his sister-in-law Imogene Sostman, and numerous nieces and nephews in the St. Louis area. He is also mourned by his constant companion, Tiger. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Hillstown Road Veteran's Cemetery in Manchester. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Last Post Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 259, Falls Village, CT 06031.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 22, 2009
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=harry-a-sostman&pid=126500000#sthash.2qV3vwPs.dpuf
SOSTMAN, Harry A. Harry August Sostman, 96, of Manchester, died Friday (April 17, 2009) at his home. Harry was born on July 10, 1912 in St. Louis, MO, the oldest son of the late Herman and Carrie (Bickell) Sostman. He grew up in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis with the likes of Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra as neighbors. He, too, played baseball in his late teens, pitching and playing third base for a local St. Louis team. He was an avid baseball and hockey fan all of his life, and had a passion for coin collecting, which he shared with his granddaughter, Mary Alice. A World War II Veteran, Harry fi - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=harry-a-sostman&pid=126500000#sthash.2qV3vwPs.dpuf


29.01--Harriet Sostman facebook [PRIVATE] m. Jerry Abraham facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Ellen Sostman facebook [PRIVATE] m. Raymond Laramie facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--James R. Sostman facebook [PRIVATE] m. Laurrie facebook friendship requested [PRIVATE]

28.03--Helen M. Sostmann, b. 21 Aug 1914 in Saint Louis, St. Louis City County, MO; d. 17 Sep 1943 in Saint Louis, St. Louis City County, MO; bd. Lakewood Park Cem., Affton, St. Louis Co., MO--Plot: Sec 4--Find A Grave Memorial# 127385059; m. Walter Withers (b. 22 May 1909 in Wilburton, Latimer Co., OK; d. 21 Jun 1956 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; bd. Williamsville New Cem., Wayne Co., MO--Find A Grave Memorial# 139649982); at least two ch.

29.01--Estelle L. Withers facebook [PRIVATE],

29.02--Jane H. Withers facebook [PRIVATE],

28.04--Edna Charlotte "Toots" Sostman, b. 17 Nov 1916 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; d. 3 Apr 2002 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; bd. Resurrection Cem., Affton, St. Louis Co., MO--Find A Grave Memorial# 47689092; m. Mr. Chiodini (); unk. ch.

28.05--Willard Dempsey Sostman, b. 1919; d. 2002; bd. Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cem., Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO--Plot: 1-I 0 1346--Find A Grave Memorial# 81220091; m. Josephine D'Angelo (b. 4 May 1926 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; d. 19 Dec 1995 in Saint Ann, St. Louis Co., MO; bd. Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cem., Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO--Plot: 1-I 0 1346--Find A Grave Memorial# 81220090); at least four ch., ten grch., and 12 g-grch.;

29.01--Carrie Sostman facebook [PRIVATE], m. Raymond Meurer facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Billy Sostman facebook [PRIVATE], m. Pamela (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE],

29.03--David Sostman facebook [PRIVATE], m. Kathryn (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE],

29.04--Donna Sostman facebook [PRIVATE], m. Mike Redenbaugh facebook [PRIVATE]

28.06--Shirley Marie Sostman, b. 6 Apr 1922; d. 1 Jun 2008; bd. Shirley Marie Sostmann Rainwater (1922 - 2008; m. William L. Rainwater (b. 1921; d. 1995; bd. ); unk. ch.;

28.07--George Herman Sostman, b. 23 Aug 1924 in St. Louis, MO; d. 6 Mar 1999 in Gray Summit, Franklin Co., MO; bd. Bethel Cem., Pond, St. Louis Co., MO--Plot: Row 3--Find A Grave Memorial# 37464389; m. 12 Aug 1944 to Imogene Velma Burwell (b. 16 Jun 1927; d. 4 Aug 2011; bd. Bethel Cem., Pond, St. Louis Co., MO--Plot: Row 3--Find A Grave Memorial# 76880063); at least one ch.;
29.00--Jerry Allen Sostman, b. 21 Nov 1948; d. 26 Feb 2009; bd. Bethel Cem., Pond, St. Louis Co., MO--Plot: Row 3--Find A Grave Memorial# 76880063; m. 26 Feb 1972 to unk.; unk. ch.;
28.08--Robert Lee Sostman, b. 8 Aug 1928 in St. Louis, St. Louis City Co., MO; d. 12 Nov 2013; bd.  Jefferson Barracks Nat. Cem., Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO--Find A Grave Memorial# 121353319--"PFC US ARMY KOREA"; m. unk.; unk. ch.;

28.09--James E. Sostman, b. 1931; d. unk.; bd.  James E Sostman (1931 - ____); m. unk.; unk. ch.;

25.04--Martha J. Wright, b. ca. 1838 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Martha J. Right, 12, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];

25.05--Nancy E. Wright, b. ca. 1842 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Nancy E. Right, 8, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];

25.06--Ruth Marietta Wright, b. ca. 1844 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ruthy M. Right, 6, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];
[listed as Marietta A. Wright, 15, b. in IN, in the 5 Jun 1860 census of Salem town, Washington Co., IN];

25.07--William T. Wright, b. ca. 1846 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as William T. Right, 4, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];
[listed as Wm. T. Wright, 12, b. in IN, in the 5 Jun 1860 census of Salem town, Washington Co., IN];
25.08--James M. Wright, b. ca. 1849 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as James M. Right, 1, in the 13 Aug 1850 census of District 45, Harrison Co., IN];
[listed as James M. Wright, 10, b. in IN, in the 5 Jun 1860 census of Salem town, Washington Co., IN];

25.09--Sarah E. Wright, b. ca. 1853 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Sarah E. Wright, 7, b. in IN, in the 5 Jun 1860 census of Salem town, Washington Co., IN];




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[John M. Gwin Note:  James is named in the probate of Isham Gwin's will.  We know that the probate occurred after his wife's (Mary Canterbury Gwin's) death, and we know that Mary Canterbury Gwin was alive in the 1850 census.  I think this means that James was alive at least as late as 1850.  In the 1820 census he is somewhere between ages 0 and 9, making him somewhere between ages 30 and 39 in 1850, old enough to have a large family.  And so we keep those possibilities open here.]


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[John M. Gwin Note:  Thomas is named in the probate of Isham Gwin's will.  We know that the probate occurred after his wife's (Mary Canterbury Gwin's) death, and we know that Mary Canterbury Gwin was alive in the 1850 census.  I think this means that Thomas was alive at least as late as 1850 and likely married and with a family.  And so we keep those possibilities open here.
Aha!  Today, 22 Oct 2016, I find in the Martin Co., IN, census a Thomas Walker, 31, b. ca. 1819 in IN, and his family living next door to Mahala Walker Farris and her family.  I believe these--Thomas and Mahala--to be this 24.04--Thomas and his sister, 24.07--Mahala, below.  But the clincher comes two doors on the other side of Mahala and Grandison:  there we find 24.01--Isom and Clarissa Walker and their kids!]


25.01--Mary Walker, b. ca. 1846 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. ;

25.02--Thomas B. Walker, b. Sep 1848 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 4 Aug 1892 in martin Co., IN, to Eliza Hutchcraft (b. Jul 1878 in IL/IL/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch. ;
26.01--William A. Walker, b. Oct 1892 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. ;

26.02--Thomas B. Walker, b. Nov 1895 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. ;

26.03--Elza Venoy "Elzie" Walker, b. 12 Nov 1898 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 29 Aug 1966 in West Baden, Orange Co., IN, to Mary Naomi Harrison (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch. but prob. none, considering late marriage date;

26.04--Nora M. Walker, b. ca. 1903 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. ;
25.03--William H. Walker, b. ca. 1851 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. ;

25.04--M. A. Walker, b. ca. 1853 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. ;

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[John M. Gwin Note:  Mary "Polly" is named in the probate of Isham Gwin's will.  We know that the probate occurred after his wife's (Mary Canterbury Gwin's) death, and we know that Mary Canterbury Gwin was alive in the 1850 census.  I think this means that Mary "Polly" was alive at least as late as 1850.  I think it may also mean that she was not yet married, if ever she was, since the probate would have been awarded to her named husband rather than to her, as indeed was the case with other of Isham's daughters.]


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--Anderson (m. n. = Cornelius?) Walker
, b. 14 Apr 1833 (this from gravestone, but 1900 census reports Feb 1833)
in IN/TN/TN; d. 12 Mar 1901; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37713861; m. Margaret Ann Butler (b. 22 Oct 1831 in IN/IN/TN; d. 22 Jun 1900; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37713861); at least 12 ch. (reports 5 of 12 ch. lvg. in 1900)

[John M. Gwin Note: Today, 22 Oct 2016, I have "officially" changed the birth order of Anderson to NINTH], changing those three formerly located "below" him in this table to 6th (Mahala), 7th (Minerva), and 8th (Houston).  Notice that while I was able to make this change easily in the summary list located at the top of this table, I have not been able to figure out how to change the order in this table itself!  Therefore, I have changed all the NUMBERS but not the actual position in the table.  Sorry.  I hope this is not too confusing for you, dear reader.]
[listed as Anderson Walker, 18, b. IN, in the 30 Sep 1850 census of Rutherford Twp., Martin Co., IN and hosting an Eliza Simmons (who may be related to Jn. Wm. Simmons, Jr., who md. Anderson's sister, 24.08--Minerva Walker)]
[listed as Anderson Walker, age 28, b. IN, in the 1860 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN, and lvg. w/his wife and 4 ch.]

[listed as Anderson Walker, 48, b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]


[listed as Margreate Walker, age 28, b. IN, in the 1860 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN, and lvg. w/her husb. and 4 ch.]
[listed as Margaret Walker, 49, b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]



Name: Anderson Walker
Age in 1860: 28
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1860: Lost River, Martin, Indiana
Post Office: Halbert
Household Members:
Name Age
Anderson Walker 28
Margreate Walker 28
James Walker 7
Wm H Walker 5
Thomas Walker 3
John Walker 6/12
Name: Anderson Walker
Age: 48
YOB: abt 1832
POB: Indiana
Home in 1880: Boone, Dubois, Indiana
Spouse: Margaret Walker
FPOB: Tennessee
MPOB: Tennessee
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Name Age
Anderson Walker 48
Margaret Walker 49
William Walker 24
Thomas Walker 22
John Walker 19
Susana Walker 6
Annie Walker 4
Name: Anderson Walker
Age: 67
Birth Date: Feb 1833
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Payette, Canyon, Idaho
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Spouse's Name: Margaret Walker
Marriage Year: 1852
Years Married: 48
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: capitalist
Household Members:
Name Age
Anderson Walker 67
Margaret Walker 68

25.01--James Walker, b. 16 Jul 1853; d. 12 May 1897 in Washington Co., ID; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37713995; m. Loretta Ellen McDonald (b. 24 Nov 1858; d. 23 Aug 1891; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37714063; at least one ch.
[listed as James Walker, age 27, b. IN, in the 1860 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN, and lvg. w/his parents and siblings]
[listed as James Walker, 26, b. IN/IN/IN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

[listed as Ellen Walker, 20, b. IN/IN/IN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

26.01--Mary M. Walker, b. ca. 1877; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary M. Walker, 3, b. IN/IN/IN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

26.02--Florence Walker, b. ca. Jan 1880; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Florence Walker, 0 y 6 m, b. IN/IN/IN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

26.03--Anderson Cornelius Walker, b. 28 Oct 1887 in Wilberus, Washington Co., ID; d. 25 Feb 1974 in Burns, Harney Co., OR; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 38166309; m. 22 Sep 1938 in Boise, ID, to Juanita M. DeClerq/deClercq (b.1907; d. 1965; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 74906437); at least 3 ch.; at least 8 grch.;
[listed as Anderson C. Walker, 32, b. ID/IN/IN, in the 19 Jan 1920 census of Ola Pct., Gem Co., ID]
[listed as Anderson C. Walker, forest service ranger, 42, b. ID/IN/IN, m. age 40, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Manhattan, Nye Co., NV]
[listed as Anderson Walker, ditch construction laborer, 52, b. ID, in the 17 Apr 1940 census of
West Emmet Pct., Gem Co., ID]

[listed as Juanita M. Walker, 22, b. IA/IL/USA, m. age 21, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of
Manhattan, Nye Co., NV]
[listed as Juanita Walker, 32, b. IA, in the 17 Apr 1940 census of
West Emmet Pct., Gem Co., ID]


OBITUARY
Anderson C. Walker

from the Idaho Statesman, 27 Feb 1974, p. 4D
posted on his memorial at  Findagrave.com

Emmett--Services for Anderson C. Walker, 86, formerly of Emmett, who died Monday at Burns, Ore, will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday at Beatty Chapel by the Rev. Thomas Shepherd of the First Christian Church. Interment will be at the Emmett Cemetery.
Born Oct 28, 1887, in Wilberus, Idaho, he worked for the Forest Service and married Juanita M. deClercq on Sept 22, 1938, in Boise. She died June 12, 1965. He lived at Cascade until moving to Manhattan, Nev., in 1930. He moved to Ola in 1937 and Emmett in 1938 and lived there until 1973, when he moved to Burns.  He was a member of Cherry Valley Barracks, Veterans of World War I.
Surviving are two sons, James A. of Mather Air Force Base, Calif., and Clarence R. Walker of Emmett; a daughter, Mrs. Scott (Mary) Kelly of Burns, and eight grandchildren.


28.05--grandchild of ACW [PRIVATE]

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27.01--James Anderson "Jim" Walker, b. 8 Mar 1927 in ID/IA/ID; d. 3 Sep 1966 in Emmett, Gem Co., ID; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 21204457; m. Ora Alice Nikirk (b. 9 Mar 1931 in New Plymouth, Payette Co., ID; d. 11 Mar 2009; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 21204457); 4 ch.;
[listed as James A. Walker, 0 y 8 m, b. ID/IA/ID, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Manhattan, Nye Co., NV]
[listed as James Anderson Walker, 10, b. IA, in the 17 Apr 1940 census of
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[John M. Gwin Note:  The following obituaries were copied from their respective FindaGrave memorials:

        James Walker was a Lieutenant for the Police Department in Emmett, Idaho.  He served two years for the Police Force, dying in the line of duty at age 39.  Lt. Walker took a man home who was involved in a Domestic Disturbance.  When they entered the man's residence, the man picked up a revolver and shot Lt. Walker in the head.  Lt. Walker was survived by his wife and four children.

        Ora Alice Ellis passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, after a short battle with cancer. Ora was born March 9, 1931, to Frank and Ethel Nikirk in New Plymouth, Idaho. She was raised in Emmett, Idaho, where in 1946 she was married to James (Jim) Anderson Walker.  They had four children.  They lived in Stibnite, Idaho; Yerington, Nev.; and finally back in Emmett, where Jim passed away in 1966.
        In 1970, she was married to Dan Ellis. They spent many happy years running The Red Barn Farm where all the grandchildren loved to spend time with Gram in the orchard.
Ora had many life-long friends and family who she shared her love and interests with, some of which included antiques and yard sales, oil painting and crafts, quilting and taking drives to the cabin or around the local countryside to enjoy the beauties of nature.
        Survivors include husband, Dan Ellis; sister, Opal (Gary) Silveria; sons, Greg (Kathy) Walker and Rod (Karrie) Walker; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Walker; daughter, Cindy; son, Brad; and grandson, Dirk Walker.
        A viewing was held on Monday, March 16, 2009, from 3 until 8 p.m. and services were conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Burial followed at the Emmett Cemetery.
        Published in Emmett Messenger Index from March 18 to April 18, 2009.]

28.01--Greg Walker [PRIVATE], m. Kathy (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

28.02--Rod Walker [PRIVATE], m. Karrie (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE]

28.03--Cindy Walker, b. unk.; d. bef. 11 Mar 2009; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;

28.04--Brad Walker, b. unk.; d. bef. 11 Mar 2009; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
27.02--Clarence Roger Walker [PRIVATE]
[listed as Clarence Roger Walker, 8, b. NV, in the 17 Apr 1940 census of West Emmet Pct., Gem Co., ID]
27.03--Mary Frances Walker [PRIVATE], m. Scott Kelly [PRIVATE]
[listed as Mary Frances Walker, 4, b. NV, in the 17 Apr 1940 census of West Emmet Pct., Gem Co., ID]

25.02--William Houston Walker, b. 18 Apr 1855; d. 30 Aug 1924; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37715852; m. Emma Retta Barrick (b. 13 Jul 1869 in Polk City, Polk Co., IA; d. 22 Jul 1933 in Midvale, Washington Co., ID; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Plot: Row 2 LOT 4a--Find A Grave Memorial# 37715895); at least 10 ch.
[listed as William Walker, 24, b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]
[listed as William H. Walker, sheep grower, 63, b. IN/IN/IN in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]

[listed as Emma R. Walker, 50, b. IA/PA/PA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID
, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]

26.01--Henry C. Walker, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.02--Charles Edward Walker, b. 11 Apr 1890 in Midvale, ID; d. 2 Jan 1919 in Washington Co., ID; bd. Walker Cem., Midvale, Washington Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37713764; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.03--James Albert Walker, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 33944962; m. Bessie May Patterson (b. 4 May 1900 in WY; d. 18 Feb 1956 in Gem Co., ID; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 33944918); at least 2 ch.
[listed as James A. Walker, sheep grower, 25, b. ID/IN/IA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID]

[listed as Bessie Walker, 19, b. WY/PA/IN, in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID]

OBITUARY

Bessie May Walker, 55, died Saturday in a local hospital after a short illness.
      Mrs. Walker was born Aug. 14, 1900, in Bates Hole, Wyoming, and came here in 1905 with her parents.  She moved to Weiser in 1913 and was married to James A. Walker in Ontario in 1915.
They moved to Gross, Idaho, and then came here in 1936. She was a member of the Christian Church.
      Survivors, in addition to her husband, include four sons, Charles, of Riggins; George of La Grande, Ore.; Ralph of Emmett; and James Walker, Weed Heights, Nev.; one brother, Charles Patterson, Emmett; and a sister, Mrs. George Walker, Ola; and 13 grandchildren.
23 Feb 1956, Messenger Index, Emmett Public Library
 


27.01--Charles Edward Walker, b. 24 Nov 1916 in Payette, Payette Co., ID; d. 12 Sep 1981 in Emmett, Gem Co., ID; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37993803; m. 17 Mar 1951 in Emmett to Pearl Bentley (); at least 4 ch.
[listed as Edward Walker, 3, b. IA/ID/WY in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID]


OBITUARY

IDAHO STATESMAN, 14 SEPT 1981, PAGE 28

    CHARLES E. WALKER,  EMMETT--Services for Charles Edward Walker, 64, Emmett, who died of natural causes Sunday in an Emmett hospital, will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday in Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett, by the Revs. Bruce Wheeler of Emmett First Christian Church and William Moore of the Emmett Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow in Emmett Cemetery.
    He was born Nov 24, 1916, in Payette. He moved with his parents to Ola and later to Emmett. He married Pearl Bentley on March 17, 1951, in Emmett. He worked in construction, living in various places in Idaho, Oregon and Montana. They returned to Emmett in 1966. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union and the Emmett Christian Church.
    Survivors include his wife of Emmett; three sons, Carl and Darrell, both of Emmett, and David of Canby, Ore.; a daughter, Coleen Matusk, of Battle Mountain, Nev; two brothers, Ralph, of Emmett, and George, of La Grande, Ore; and four grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
copied from microfilm at Idaho State Historical Library 4 June 2009
 

28.00--Carl Walker, [PRIVATE]

28.00--Darrell Walker, [PRIVATE]

28.00--Coleen Walker, [PRIVATE], m.  Jack Matuska, [PRIVATE]

28.00--David Albert "Dave" Walker, b. 15 Feb 1952 in Emmett, ID; d. 26 Sep 2012; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 97906176; m1. unk.; m2. Dorothy (); two ch. by first wife;

OBITUARY


David Albert Walker passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in the arms of his two children, Jody and Justin.

David was born on February 15, 1952, in Emmett, Idaho, to Charles and Pearl Walker as the oldest of four children. During his early childhood his family lived throughout Idaho, Oregon and Montana. In eighth grade his family returned to Emmett.

As a teen, Dave worked for Sanders Farms, ran track, and was a member of the high school choir. After a year at Boise State University, Dave was married and returned to Oregon to pursue his dreams.

At the age of 20 Dave began his career for Tektronix, Inc.  He obtained an Honorary Doctorate from Oregon State University.  Dave was a Corporate Industrial Engineering Manager. His successes allowed him to fulfill his dreams of owning a boat to fish in and a cabin at the beach.

He took an early retirement after 20 years with Tektronix.  His passion for boats led him on a new career path, selling for Bayliner.

David was a single father to his two children and raised them with unconditional love and support.  David returned to Emmett in 1992 and later met his loving wife, Dorothy, at church. They were wed in 2002, and he acquired three stepchildren and four grandchildren, all of whom he treated as his own.  He retired from sales in 2008.

His years of retirement were spent with his wife, mom, children, and grandchildren, boating, fishing and camping.  Our beloved dad put all others before himself.  He was tenderhearted and adored his family.  We all know how much he loved us, which is the greatest gift he could have ever left behind.

Dad was charming, gracious, generous, and humble.  He loved God, and we are comforted that we will be together again in eternity.  He was a big guy, with a contagious smile, a huge heart and a love for small things, like his darling camper, the "marsh mellow".  He was truly adored by his family.  He was a one-in-a-million dad, "Papa", husband, son, brother and friend. We are brokenhearted to lose him unexpectedly and at such a young age.  We will carry on his legacy of love and loyalty.

David is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his mother, Pearl Walker; his two children, Jody (Kelly) Scott, and Justin (Amber) Walker; stepchildren, Shawn, Angelina, and Forrest; grandchildren, Jack Burke, Cody Scott, Kaden, and Logan Walker, Aubrey and Mathew Williams, Allyson and Amanda Nida; siblings, Coleen Matuska, Carl and Darrell Walker; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Walker, and his best friends and cousins, Allen and Brad Walker.

A celebration of life will be held October 14 at 2:30 p.m. at Wild Rose Park in Emmett, Idaho.

Published in Idaho Statesman on October 11, 2012.
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29.01--Jody Lyn Walker, facebook [PRIVATE], m. Kelly Michael Scott,facebook [PRIVATE]
30.01--Cody Scott, facebook, [PRIVATE]
29.02--Justin Walker, facebook [PRIVATE], m. Amber (nee unk.), [PRIVATE]
30.01--Kaden Walker, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Logan Walker, [PRIVATE]
27.02--George E. Walker, b. ca. 1919 in ID/ID/WY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. 
[listed as George E. Walker, 1, b. ID/ID/WY in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID]
27.03--Ralph J. Walker, b. 1923; d. 1994; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.04--George Franklin Walker, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.dau

26.05--Margaret A. Walker, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.06--Addie May Walker, b. 11 May 1901 in Crane Creek, ID; d. 22 Mar 1988 in Ontario, OR; bd. Riverside Cemetery, Payette; m. 6 Jan 1921 to Otto C. Asmussen (b. 8 May 1899; d. 26 Apr 1980; bd. Riverside Cemetery, Payette); at least two ch., 5 grch., and 10 g-grch.;
[listed as Freddie Walker, 18, b. ID/IN/IA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]


ADDIE MAY ASMUSSEN
     Ontario, Ore.---Addie May Asmussen, 86, of Ontario, died Tuesday, March 22, 1988, in an Ontario nursing home.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 pm today at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.  Rev. Peter Clay of the Payette First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Payette.
     Mrs. Asmussen was born May 11, 1901, at Crane Creek, Idaho, a daughter of William and Emmaretta Walker. She was raised there, moving to Payette with her family as a young girl. She married Otto C. Asmussen on Jan 6, 1921, at Payette. They moved to Longview, Wash., returning to Payette in 1931. They then moved to Portland, Ore., during World War II where Mr. Asmussen worked in the shipyards.
     They lived in Portland until 1980 when he died.  Mrs. Asmussen remained in Portland until 1985, at which time she moved to Ontario.
     She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Portland.
     Mrs. Asmussen enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing.
     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry C. and Bethel Asmussen of Burns, Ore.; a daughter and son-in-law, June and Robert Ruthledge of Seattle; a sister and brother-in-law, Luvilla and E.W. "Red" Lane of Emmett; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
     In addition to her husband, Otto, and her parents, all of whom died before she did,
the following also died earlier: a half-brother, William Henry Allen; six brothers: Charley, Albert, George, Thomas, Robert, and John Walker; a sister, Margaret Bowman; and a grandchild.
     Friends may call today from 10 am to 1 pm at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette.
Idaho Statesman 25 March 1988, p. 2C
copied from microfilm at Idaho State Historical Library 10 June 2009
*Contributed by Peggy N.*


27.01--Larry C. Asmussen facebook [PRIVATE], m. Bethel (nee unk.) facebook [PRIVATE]

27.02--June Luvilla Asmussen, b. 2 Sep 1924 in Longview, WA; d. 1 Oct 2008; bd. Willamette Natl. Cem., Portland, Multnomah Co., OR--Plot: Section COL-4 ROW 367 Site C--Find A Grave Memorial# 36355943; m. Robert Ray Rutledge (b. 21 Jan 1926; d. 27 Mar 2009; bd. Willamette Natl. Cem., Portland, Multnomah Co., OR--Plot: Section COL-4 ROW 367 Site C--Find A Grave Memorial# ; LTC, US Army, WW2, Korea, Viet Nam); at least two ch., 3 grch., and 2 g-grch.;

28.01--Judy Rutledge [PRIVATE], m. Mr. Andrews [PRIVATE] ();

28.02--Ronald Rutledge [PRIVATE], m. unk. [PRIVATE] ();

26.07--Edward Thomas Walker, b. 29 October 1903 in Payette, ID; d. 1981; bd. Sweet-Montour Cem., Sweet, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 37947634; m. aft. 1924 to Cora Ethel Wheeler Adamson (b. 19 Jul 1892 in Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE; d. 24 Feb 1968 in Washington Co., ID; bd. unk.; m1. Harvey Franklin Adamson); unk. ch.
[listed as Thomas Walker, 15, b. ID/IN/IA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]
[John M. Gwin Note:  The following obituary was taken from Peggy's good FaG memorial for him:
From the IDAHO STATESMAN 10 JAN 1981 PG. 2B
EDWARD T. WALKER
    EMMETT--Graveside services for Edward Thomas Walker, 77, Emmett, who died Saturday at home, will be conducted at 11 am Saturday in Sweet-Montour Cemetery by the Rev. Don West      of the First United Methodist Church, Emmett.
    He was born Oct. 29, 1903, in Payette. He married Cora E. Adams (sic--Adamson). She died Feb. 24, 1968. He worked for cattle ranches in the Emmett and Payette areas.
    Survivors include a brother John of Hines, Ore; and two sisters, Addie Asmussen of Portland and Luvilla Lane of Emmett.
Copied from microfilm at the Idaho Historical Library 4 June 2009.]

26.08--Luvilla Mina Walker, b. 13 Dec 1905; d. 9 Jan 1996; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 34160332; m1. 24 Jun 1924 to Archie Almon Harvill (b. 1897; d. 1935; bd. unk.); at least 3 ch. by Mr. Harvill of at least 6 total; m2. Edward W. Lane (b. 1911; d. May 1988; bd. unk.); unk. ch. by Mr. Lane of at least 6 total; numerous ch., grch., g-grch., and gg-grch.;
[listed as Merrilla Walker, 14, b. ID/IN/IA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]
27.01--DeNorbis Oliver Harvill , b. 20 Sep 1925 in Payette, Payette Co., ID; d. 9 Mar 1999 in Woodland, WA; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Plot: IOOF Section, Blk. A, Lot 58--Find A Grave Memorial# 38407353; m. Dorothy Thomas (b. 2 Jan 1922 in KS; d. 11 Aug 1980; bd. Riverside Cem., Emmett, Gem Co., ID--Plot: IOOF Section, Blk. A, Lot 58--Find A Grave Memorial# 38406070--WAAC, WW2); at least 3 ch. and 6 grch.;

28.01--Mary Ann Harvill [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Swenson [PRIVATE]

28.02--Marjorie A. "Marge" Harvill, [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Vickery [PRIVATE]

28.03--Maurice "Reese" "Mo" Harvill [PRIVATE] m. unk. [PRIVATE]

27.02--Betty Harvill m. Mr. Williams

27.03--John L. Harvill, Sr., b. 12 Mar 1929 in Emmett, Gem Co., ID, or in Longview, WA (FaG data has both POB--all data comes fr. FaG memorial); d. 23 Feb 2005 in WA; bd. Ola Cem., Ola, Gem Co., ID--Find A Grave Memorial# 13593691; m. 9 Sep 1949 to Nellie L. Matthews (); unk. ch.;
28.01--Patricia Ann Harville, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Timmons, facebook [PRIVATE];

28.02--John L. Harville, Jr., facebook [PRIVATE]; m. unk., facebook [PRIVATE];

28.03--Darlene Harville, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Rushin, facebook [PRIVATE];

28.04--Debbie Harville, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Paynter, facebook [PRIVATE];

28.05--Michael Harville, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. unk., facebook [PRIVATE];
27.04--Donna Harvill m. Mr. Wade

27.05--Billy Walker

27.06--Carol Walker m1. Mr. Simon/Simmons m2. Mr. Price

26.09--Robert A. "Pete" Walker, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Robert Walker, 12, b. ID/IN/IA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]
26.10--John W. Walker, b. ca. 1911; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as John Walker, 9, b. ID/IN/IA in the 17 Jan 1920 census of Payette, Payette Co., ID, and lvg. next door to James and Bessie]
25.03--Thomas Walker, b. ca. 1857; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Thomas Walker, 22, b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

25.00 [i.e., same person as 25.03 above]--Thomas Walker, b. ca. 1856-1858 in IN; m. Isabell Lavina Cramer (b. ca.1878 in MO)
[Thomas age 43 in 1900 census--see table below];
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Thomas age 52 in 1910 census--see table below];
[Thomas age 62 in 1920 census--see table below]

[Isabell age 22 in 1900 census--see table below];
[
Isabell age 32 in 1910 census--see table below];
[
Isabell age 42 in 1920 census--see table below]


Thomas and Isabell Cramer Walker,
probably at their wedding

26.01--Susie Verletta "Verla" Walker, b. ca. Feb. 1900 in ID; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 3 months in 5 Jun 1900 census--see table below];
[age 10 in 1910 census--see table below];
[age 19 in 1920 census--see table below]

26.02--Vernon Walker, b. ca. 1902; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 8 in 1910 census--see table below]

26.03--Audria Walker, b. ca. 1904; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 6 in 1910 census--see table below]

26.04--Andre Walker, b. ca. 1904; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 16 in 1920 census--see table below]

26.05--Melvin Cramer Walker, b. ca. Mar 1918; d. 18 Dec 1987; bd. Willamette Natl. Cem., Portland, Multnomah Co., OR--Plot: D, 0, 3084--Find A Grave Memorial# 1289054; m. Elizabeth Margaret Nichols (b. 26 Jul 1920; d. 10 Jan 2000; bd. Willamette Natl. Cem., Portland, Multnomah Co., OR--Plot: D, 0, 3084--Find A Grave Memorial# 1289054); unk. ch.
[age 2 in 1920 census--see table below]


Melvin and Elizabeth Nichols Walker

27.01--Vernon Eugene Walker, m1. Betsy Nancy Andrus, m2. Carolynn Elizabeth Driver Clauson, CONTRIBUTOR;

27.02--Marlene Walker,

27.03--John Walker,

[John M. Gwin Note: Starting data in gold text in this yellow box is from double-fourth cousin-in-law-once-removed Carolynn Walker (how's that for a title!  :-). This was used to begin census searches which resulted in much more data, also listed in gold text. Thanks, Carolynn!]

25.03--Henry Walker, b. ca. 1858; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

25.04--John William Walker, b. ca. Jan 1860 (FaG.com has it as 17 Sep 1862 at Shoals, Martin Co., IN); d. unk. (FaG.com has it as 26 Jan 1939 at Emmett, Gem Co., ID); bd. unk. (FaG.com has it as Morris Hill Cem., Boise, Ada Co., ID--Plot: MHILL_M_29_8--Find A Grave Memorial# 61839401); m. unk. (FaG.com has it as Kate Gamble Walker); unk. ch. (FaG.com has it as Iva Ann Walker Quinn (FaG.com has it as...)
[listed as John Walker, 19, b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

25.05--Susana Walker, b. ca. 1861; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Susana Walker, 6 (sic), b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

25.06--Margaret Ann "Annie" Walker, b. ca. 1863; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Annie Walker, 4 (sic), b. IN/TN/TN, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Boone Twp., Dubois Co., IN]


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24.06--Mahala Walker, b. ca. 1825 in IN; d. aft. 1850; bd. unk.; m. 26 Jan 1841 in Martin Co., IN, to Grandison Farris (b. ca. 1815 in KY; d. aft. 1850; bd. unk.; Grandison's first marriage was to a Sally Killburn in KY); m2. to Mr. Chandler (); at least 3 ch., all by Mr. Farris;
[John M. Gwin Note: The Indiana State Library Genealogy Database lists a Mahala Walker as marrying Grandison Farris in Martin County on 26 Jan 1841.  I believe this to be our Mahala because in the 1850 census of Martin Co., as referenced below, Mahala, Grandison, and their children are living next door to Thomas Walker, Hannah Walker, and their children.]

[John M. Gwin Note: Ancestry.com says that the U. S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, lists Grandison Farris as being issued, in the Vincennes Land Office, 40 acres of Section 35, T2N, R4W, on 1 Feb 1839]

[John M. Gwin Note:  Indiana Marriage Records: Bride's Last Name: WALKER; First Name: MAHALA; Spouse- Last Name: FARRIS; Spouse- First Name: GRANDISON; County: Martin; Marriage Date: 1-26-1841]


[listed as Mahala Farris, 25, b. IN, in the 5 Oct 1850 census of Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[listed as Mahala Chandler, 33, b. IN, in the 9 Aug 1860 census of Trinity Springs P. O., Mitcheltree Twp., Martin Co., IN; Evidently Grandison Farris has died, Mahala has m2. Mr. Chandler, who has died as well.]

[listed as Grandison Farris, 35, laborer, b. KY, in the 5 Oct 1850 census of Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[John M. Gwin Note:  Mahala is named in the probate of Isham Gwin's will.  We know that the probate occurred after his wife's (Mary Canterbury Gwin's) death, and we know that Mary Canterbury Gwin was alive in the 1850 census.  I think this means that Mahala was alive at least as late as 1850.]


[25.01]-- Elizabeth Farris, b. ca. 1834 in IN to Grandison and Sally Killburn Farris; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Elizabeth Farris, 16, b. IN, in the 5 Oct 1850 census of Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
25.01--James W. Farris, b. ca. 1845 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as James Farris, 5, b. IN, in the 5 Oct 1850 census of Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[listed as James Farris, 15, b. IN, in the 9 Aug 1860 census of Trinity Springs P. O., Mitcheltree Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[John M. Gwin Note:  FindaGrave.com lists a memorial #71089071 for a Pvt. James W. Farris, Civil War veteran of Co. F, 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery, b. unk.; d. 27 Jul 1862 in Martin Co., IN, bd. Pleasant Valley Cem., Martin Co., IN.  While the memorial lists his birth as being unk., the photo of the gravestone shows that it was once broken off (the exposed stub still shows), probably by vandals, then later reinserted into the ground, the bottom portion of the stone being hidden in the ground. Nevertheless, the words "DIED July 27, 1862, AGED 17..." do show, and it is assumed that if the photographer had scraped away a little of the dirt, one could have seen James Farris' entire age in years, months, and days, as was common in the day.  That he was 17, however, places his DOB at about 1845, the same as our James, so I believe this is the grave of our cousin, son of Mahala Walker Farris Chandler, and grandson of Thomas and Polly Gwin Walker.  No other Farris surnames are listed as being buried in that cemetery.]
25.02--Mary J./I. Farris, b. ca. 1847 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Mary J. (or I.) Farris, 3, b. IN, in the 5 Oct 1850 census of Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
25.03--Nancy C./E. Farris, b. ca. Sep 1850 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Nancy C. Farris, 0 y 1 m, b. IN, in the 5 Oct 1850 census of Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[listed as Nancy E. Farris, 9, b. IN, in the 9 Aug 1860 census of Trinity Springs P. O., Mitcheltree Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[John M. Gwin Note:  Ancestry.com lists a Nancy E. Farris as having married on 12 Feb 1873 in Dubois, Dubois Co., IN, to Samuel P. McCain.  While we have no proof yet that this is our Nancy, Dubois County is immediately south of Martin and west of Orange, so the geography fits.  And if she is ours, her age at this marriage would have been about 23, so that fits as well.]











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24.07--Minerva J. Walker, b. 1825; d. 5 Nov 1856 in Martin Co., IN; m. 10 Dec 1846 in Martin Co., IN, to John William Simmons, Jr., (b. 1 Mar 1826 in Lost River, Martin Co., IN ; d. 1875; son of John William Simmons, Sr., and Elizabeth Conrad;  marr. lic. obtained 12 Oct 1846 in Martin Co., IN);
[not listed in the 15 Aug 1870 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN, and assumed deceased]

[listed as John Simmons, age 36 in 30 Aug 1860 Census of H___ Bluff P. O., Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[listed as John Simmons, age 46 in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Shoals P. O., Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

[John M. Gwin Note:  Minerva is named in the probate of Isham Gwin's will.  We know that the probate occurred after his wife's (Mary Canterbury Gwin's) death, and we know that Mary Canterbury Gwin was alive in the 1850 census.  I think this means that Minerva was alive at least as late as 1850.]
[John M. Gwin Note: This leaves a discrepancy with the DOB of 24.06 Anderson Walker, above, b. <1832>; therefore, perhaps the birth order is wrong or he is a different Anderson Walker.]

[Mike Walker Note:
John and Jim, I noted the discrepancy in birth order, too. I think the census records support a birth date of about 1833. In the 1850 census she reported a birthdate of abt 1833 (age 17 in 1850 Martin Co., Rutherford Twp., IN). She and John already have a one-year-old child, Eliza. According to my cousin Pam Green (I think that is where the 1825 date came from) there is a marriage certificate for Manerva Walker and John Williams Simmons as follows:
Married: 10 Dec 1846 in Martin Co., IN -- Marriage License: 12 Oct 1846 in Martin Co., IN.
This would make her 13 years old at the date of marriage. If she was born after Anderson (say 1834) she would only have been 12 in 1846. My conclusion is that cousin Pam is wrong and the census is right. (I guess she could have married at age 13, though!  I hope not.)]
The following is excerpted from the excellent site located at
http://frankburnell.com/fbs/htmfiles/simmons.htm.


...... 2  John William Simmons, Jr. 1826 - 1875 b: March 01, 1826 at Lost River Twp, Martin County, Indiana
......  +Minerva J. Walker Abt 1830 - 1857 b: Abt 1830 m: December 10, 1846 at Martin Co., Indiana.
............ 3  Ann Simmons 1849 - 1851 b: January 02, 1849
............ 3  Eliza Jane Simmons 1849 - 1870 b: July 03, 1849 at Lost River Twp., Martin County, Indiana
..............  +Lewis Hendrickson   m: August 04, 1868 at Martin Co., Indiana.
............ 3  William Owen Simmons 1851 - 1905 b: April 10, 1851 at Lost River Twp, Martin County, Indiana
..............  +Josephine Nicholson 1854 - 1892 b: December 04, 1854 at Hillham, Dubois, co., Indiana m: November 08, 1875
...................... 4  Molly 1876 - 1955 b: February 27, 1876 at Martin County, Indiana
....................... +Wes 1874 - 1959 b: 1874
...................... 4  John R. Simmons 1877 - 1878 b: September 01, 1877 at Martin County, Indiana
...................... 4  Thomas Elza Simmons 1879 - 1956 b: September 01, 1879 at Martin County, Indiana
.........................  +Mable Seneff - 1905
.........................  *2nd Wife of Thomas Elza Simmons:
..........................  +Sophia M. Jones 1890 - 1966 b: November 14, 1890 m: September 20, 1909 at Orange County
...................... 4  Rilla S. Simmons 1882 - 1895 b: August 31, 1882 at Martin County, Indiana
...................... 4  Axie Mayme Simmons 1885 - 1978 b: May 04, 1885 at Martin County, Indiana
..........................  +William A. Torrance - 1951 b: at Childress, Tex
...................... 4  Ray Franklin Simmons 1887 - 1970 b: October 08, 1887 at Lost River Twp., Martin County, Indiana
..........................  +Ethel May Downer 1896 - 1972 b: September 10, 1896 at Danville, Illinois m: July 12, 1913 at Tuscola, Illinois
...................... 4  Rose 1890 - 1956 b: February 10, 1890 at Martin County, Indiana
.........................  +Samuel Ryan Robbins 1892 - 1963 b: April 30, 1892
.............   *2nd Wife of William Owen Simmons:
................  +Sara Archer 1859 - 1935 b: September 06, 1859 m: March 17, 1898 at Martin Co., Indiana.
...................... 4  Roy W. Simmons 1899 - b: February 24, 1899 at Martin County, Indiana
........................  +Kathleen Early 1908 - Abt 1933 b: January 30, 1908 m: January 30, 1926 at Orange County
...................... 4  Grace E. Simmons 1901 - 1968 b: March 02, 1901 at Martin County, Indiana
........................  +Ollie P. Manford 1891 - 1963 b: April 08, 1891 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
............ 3  Patrick Simmons 1853 - b: January 1853 at Lost River Twp., Martin County, Indiana
................  +Eliza A. Stone 1855 - b: November 1855
...................... 4  Clarence Simmons 1889 - b: February 25, 1889 at Indiana
...................... 4  Wallace Simmons 1891 - b: January 1891 at Indiana
...................... 4  Emma Simmons 1893 - b: March 1893 at Indiana
...................... 4  Mary Simmons 1897 - b: June 1897 at Indiana
.................  *2nd Wife of Patrick Simmons:
................  +Elizabeth C. Jones   m: October 01, 1882 at Martin Co., Indiana.
...................... 4  Jara B.Simmons 1885 - b: October 10, 1885 at Indiana
............. 3  Mary Simmons 1855 - b: December 03, 1855 at Lost River Twp., Martin County, Indiana
..............  +Thomas Jones   m: December 13, 1874 at Martin Co., Indiana.
............. 3  Elizabeth Simmons 1856 - 1883 b: May 15, 1856 at Lost River Twp., Martin County, Indiana
..............  +George Davidson



25.01--Ann Simmons, b. 2 Jan 1849; d. 1951.
[not listed as living at home in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN, and assumed married and living elsewhere]

25.02--Eliza Jane Simmons, b. 3 Jul 1849 in Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN; d. 1870; m. 4 Aug 1868 in Martin Co., IN, to Lewis Hendrickson (b. ;); unk. ch.

[not listed as living at home in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN, and assumed married and living elsewhere]

25.03--William Owen Simmons, b. 10 Apr 1851 in Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN; d. 1905; bd. unk.; m1. 8 Nov 1875 to Josephine Nickerson/Nicholson (b. 4 Dec 1854 in Hillham, Dubois Co., IN ; d. 1892; bd. unk.); m2. 17 Mar 1898 in Martin Co., IN, to Sara Archer (b. 6 Sep 1859 {d/o James Archer  and unk. mother}; d. 1935); 2 of 2 ch. reported in the 1910 census as still living--these would be Roy and Grace; William O. has 9 known ch.

[listed as Owen Simmons, age 18 in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Shoal's P. O., Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN];
[listed as Wm. O. Simmons, age 29 and b. IN/IN/IN, in
15 Jun 1880 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co. IN];
[listed as Owen Simmons, age 49 and b. Apr 1851 in IN/IN/IN, md. 2 yrs., in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN];
[deceased and not listed in 12 May 1910 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

[listed as Josephine, age 26 and b. IN/IN/IN, in 15 Jun 1880 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

[listed as Sarah Simmons, age 40 and b. Sep 1859 in IN/IN/IN, md. 2 yrs w/1 of 1 ch. lvg., in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN];
[listed as "Sarah Simmons", widow, age 50, in 12 May 1910 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[listed as "Sarah Simmons", widow and homeowner, age 61, in 8 Jan 1920 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN, perhaps indicating that her father has died but that she and Owen had bought a house to which she has now returned in Dubois Co.]

[listed as "James Archer", widower, age 75, in 12 May 1910 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

26.01--Mary E. "Molly" Simmons, b. 27 Feb 1876 in Martin Co., IN; d. 1955; m1. Wes (nee unk.; b. 1874; d. 1959); m2. unk.;
[listed as Mary E. Simmons, age 4 and b. IN/IN/IN, in 15 Jun 1880 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN];
[not listed as living at home in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN, and assumed married and living elsewhere]

26.02--John R. Simmons, b. 1 Sep 1877 in Martin Co., IN; d. 1878; m. never; no ch. possible

[deceased and not listed in 15 Jun 1880 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

26.03--Thomas Elza Simmons, b. 1 Sep 1879 (Findagrave says 16 Mar 1879) in Martin Co., IN; d. 6 Jun 1956; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89872220; m1. 1905 to Mabel Seneff (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; 1 ch., Josephine); m2. 20 Sep 1909 in Orange Co., IN, to Sophia M. Jones (b. 14 Nov 1890; d. 1966; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89872282); m3. in 19?? to unk. (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; unk. ch.);

[listed as Thomas E. Simmons, age 1 and b. IN/IN/IN, in 15 Jun 1880 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN];
[listed as Elza Simmons, age 21 and b. Mar 1889 (sic--enumerator error--should've been 1879) in IN/IN/IN, in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN];
[listed as "Elzie", age 30, 3 of 3 ch. (one by current--second--wife), in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN]
;
[listed as "Thomas E.", age 39, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN];
[listed as "Thomas E.", age 50, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN, where he's a mgr. of a gen. store]
[listed as Thomas E. Simmons, age 60, b. IN, in the 7 May 1940 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN, where he's a mgr. of a retail grocery]

[listed as "Sophia M.", age 19, 1 of 1 ch. (plus two stepch. by first wife), in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN]
;
[listed as "Sophia", age 28, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN];
[listed as "Sophia", age 39, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Sofa M. Simmons, age 49, b. IN, in the 7 May 1940 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]

27.01--Josephine Simmons, b. ca. 1902; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as "Josephine", age 8, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN];
[not listed at home in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN, and assumed married and living elsewhere]

Thomas E. Simmons m2. Sophia M. Jones

27.02--Alvin E. Simmons, b. 4 Aug 1904; d. 5 Feb 1984 in Orange Co., IN; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--"SON OF ELZA AND MABLE"--Find A Grave Memorial# 81466471; m. Esther B. Wininger (b. 9 Sep 1904 at French Lick, Orange Co., IN; d. Nov 1993 at French Lick, Orange Co., IN; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 81466308); unk. ch.

[listed as "Alvin E.", age 5, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN];
[listed as "Alvin", age 16, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]
Name: Alvin Simmons
SSN: 307-12-6720
Last Residence: 47432  French Lick, Orange, Indiana
BORN: 4 Aug 1904
Last Benefit: 47432  French Lick, Orange, Indiana,
Died: Feb 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

27.03--Thomas Clyde Simmons, b. ca. 1910; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as "Thomas C.", age 0, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Lost River, Martin Co., IN];
[listed as "Clyde", age 9, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN];
[listed as "Clyde", age 20, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]

27.04--Howard Simmons, b. 1912; d. 6 Oct 1969; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89872029; m. Mary I. (nee unk.; b. 1918; d. 2009; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89872112; unk. ch.

[listed as "Howard", age 7, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN];
[listed as "Howard", age 18, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]

27.05--Mary Simmons, b. ca. Apr 1919; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as "Mary", age 7mos., in the 12 Jan 1920 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN];
[listed as "Mary", age 10, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]

27.06--Betty R. Simmons, b. ca. 1923; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as "Betty", age 7, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Betty R. Simmons, clerical worker in ice cream factory, age 17, b. IN, in the 7 May 1940 census of French Lick, Orange Co., IN]

26.04--Rilla S. Simmons, b. 31 Aug 1882 in Martin Co., IN; d. 1895; m. never; no ch.

[deceased and not listed in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN]

26.05--Axa "Axie" Mayme Simmons, b. 4 May 1885 in Martin Co., IN; d. 1978; m1. 1951 (at ca. age 66) to unk.; m2. 1951 to William A. Torrance/Torrence (b. in Childress, TX); no known ch.

[listed as Axa M. Simmons, age 15 and b. May 1885 in IN/IN/IN, in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN]


l-r: Ray Franklin Simmons , Axa Mayme Simmons Torrence, and Ethel May Downer Simmons,
at Ray's and Ethel's 50th wedding anniversary celebration, 12 Jul 1963
Photo shared by Frank B. on his website, who credits Russell Dieterlen with sending him the copy 1 Jul 1998.

26.06--Ray Franklin Simmons, b. 8 Oct 1887, IN; d. 3 Apr 1970; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89872465; m. on or about 12 Jul 1913 to Ethel May "Effie" Downer (b. 1896; d. 1972; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89872549); unk. ch.

[listed as Ray Sommons, age 12 and b. Oct 1887 in IN/IN/IN, in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN]
[listed as Ray Simmons, age 32, pipefitter, b. in IN/IN/USA, in the 18 Feb 1920 census of Danson Twp., Tulsa Co., OK]
[listed as Ray F. Simmons, age 42, md. age 25, b. in IN/IN/IN, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Ray Simmons, age 52, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

[listed as Effie Simmons, age 22, b. in IL/IN/IL, in the 18 Feb 1920 census of Danson Twp., Tulsa Co., OK]
[listed as Ethel Simmons, age 32, md. age 16, b. in IL/IN/OH, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Ethel M. Simmons, age 43, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.01--Mary Etta Simmons, b. ca. 1916 in OK/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary Etta Simmons, age 4, b. in IL/IN/IL, in the 18 Feb 1920 census of Danson Twp., Tulsa Co., OK]
[listed as Mary E. Simmons, age 14, b. in OK/IN/IL, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.02--Rose Simmons, b. ca. Jan 1920 in OK/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Rose Edna Simmons, age 1 m., b. in IL/IN/IL, in the 18 Feb 1920 census of Danson Twp., Tulsa Co., OK]
[listed as Rose Simmons, age 10, b. in OK/IN/IL, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.03--Irene Simmons, b. ca. 1922 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Irene Simmons, age 8, b. in IN/IN/IL, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Irene Simmons, age 18, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.04--Owen Simmons, b. ca. 1924 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Owen Simmons, age 6, b. in IN/IN/IL, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Owen Simmons, age 16, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.05--Homer Simmons, b. ca. Jan 1926 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Homer Simmons, age 4 yrs. 4 mos., b. in IN/IN/IL, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Homer Simmons, age 14, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.06--"Sammie" Simmons, son, b. ca. May 1928 in IN/IN/IL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as "Sammie" Simmons, age 1 y. 11 m., b. in IN/IN/IL, in the 29 Apr 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Sammy Simmons, son, age 11, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[John M. Gwin Note:  FindaGrave.com has a Sam Simmons, whom I believe to be our "Sammy":  Birth: Jun. 17, 1928, Orange County, Indiana, USA; Death: Mar. 27, 2004, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana, USA; Burial: Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana, USA--Find A Grave Memorial# 8573397]

27.07--Frank Simmons, b. ca. 1931 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Frank Simmons, son, age 9, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

27.08--Jane Simmons, b. ca. 1934 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Jane Simmons, dau, age 6, b. in IN, in the 20 May 1940 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

26.07--Rose "Rosie" Belle Simmons, b. 10 Feb 1890 in Martin Co., IN; d. 13 Jul 1956; bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89494648; m1. Samuel Ryan Robbins (b. 30 Apr 1892; d. 8 Mar 1963 [1953?]); bd. bd. Ames Chapel Cem., Paoli, Orange Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 89494573); m2. unk.;

[listed as Rosy Simmons, age 10 and b. Feb 1890 in IN/IN/IN, in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN]
[listed as Rose Robbins, age 30, visitor, b. in IN/IN/USA, in the 18 Feb 1920 census of Danson Twp., Tulsa Co., OK, visiting in the home of her brother Ray]
[listed as Rose Robbins, age 40, md. age 22, b. in In/IN/IN, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Rose Robbins, age 50, b. in IN, in the Apr 1940 census of French Lick, French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

[listed as Sam Robbins, age 37, md. age 19, b. in IN/IN/IN, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]
[listed as Samuel Robbins, painter, age 47, b. in IN, in the Apr 1940 census of French Lick, French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

Rosa Belle Simmons Robbins
taken 1908
Photo shared by Frank B


27.01--Pauline Robbins, b. ca. 1924 in IN/USA/IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Paulien (sic) Robbins, age 6, b. in IN/USA/IN, in the 18 Feb 1920 census of Danson Twp., Tulsa Co., OK, and visiting in the home of her uncle Ray]
[listed as Pauline Robbins, age 17, b. in IN/IN/IN, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of French Lick, French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

William Owen Simmons m2. Sara Archer:
26.08--Roy W. Simmons, b. 24 Feb 1899 in Martin Co., IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 30 Jan 1926 in Orange Co., IN, to Kathleen Early (b.unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); no known children (none listed in the 1930 census after four years of marriage)
[listed as Roy Simmons, age 1 and b. Feb 1899 in IN/IN/IN, in 12 Jun 1900 Census of Columbia Twp., Dubois Co., IN];
[listed as Roy Simmons, grandson (i.e., of HoH James Archer), age 10, in
12 May 1910 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN];
[not yet found in 1920 census];
[listed as Roy Simmons (husband of Kathleen) age 31, in the 10 May 1930 census of French Lick Twp., Orange Co., IN]

26.09--Grace "Gracie" E. Simmons, b. 1901 (fr. gravestone) in IN; d. unk.; m. Ollie R. Manford. (b. 8 Apr 1891 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN; d. 1963; bd. Washington Pk. East Cem., Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN--Find A Grave Memorial# 67409084); unk. ch.

[listed as "Gracie Simmons", granddaughter (i.e., of James Archer), age 8, in 12 May 1910 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN];
[not yet found in 1920 or 1930 census]

25.04--Patrick Simmons, b. Jan 1853 in Lost River, Martin Co., IN; d. aft. 1896; m1. 1 Oct 1882 in Martin Co., IN, to Elizabeth C. Jones, (b. 1856 in TN; d. 1885-9, prob. in Martin Co., IN; bd. unk.); m2. 19 Apr 1888 in Martin Co., IN, to Eliza A. Stone (b. Nov 1855; d. unk.; bd. unk.); she reports 4 of 5 ch. living in the 1900 and 1910 censuses;
[listed as Patrick Simmons, age 16, in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Shoal's P. O., Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN];
[listed as Patrick Simmons, brother, age 27 and b. in IN/IN/IN, in 15 Jun 1880 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN, and lvg. w/the fam. of his bro. Wm. O.];
[listed as "Patrick", age 47 and b. Jan 1853, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN]
;
[listed as "Patrick", age 57, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Hazleton, White River Twp., Gibson Co., IN]


[listed as "Eliza A.", age 44 and b. Nov 1855, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN]
;
[listed as "Eliza A.", age 55, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Hazleton, White River Twp., Gibson Co., IN]
26.01--Jara B. Simmons, b. 10 Oct 1885 in Martin Co., IN;
[listed as "Jora B.", age 14 and b. Oct 1885, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN]
[John M. Gwin Note: a search of the 1910 federal census via Ancestry.com for any wife by the name of Jara or Jora having been born in Indiana in 1885-1887 produced only one hit: Mrs. Walter (mistranscribed as "Wattie" by Ancestry.com) Williams of the city of Franklin, Franklin Township, Johnson Co., IN.  She and her husband of eight years have only one child living of one born, a son, age 8, Charlton. Further, Walter's widowed father is living with them: Mr. Isaac Williams. While not guaranteeing this to be our Jara Simmons, it does seem very likely.

Patrick Simmons m2. 19 Apr 1888 to Eliza A. Stone;

26.02--Clarence Simmons, b. 25 Feb 1889 in Martin Co., IN;
[listed as "Clarence", age 11 and b. Feb 1889, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN];
[not listed living at home in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Hazleton, White River Twp., Gibson Co., IN]

26.03--Wallace Simmons, b. Jan 1891 in IN;

[listed as "Wallace", age 9 and b. Jan 1891, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN];
[not listed living at home in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Hazleton, White River Twp., Gibson Co., IN]

[John M. Gwin Note: a search of the 1910 federal census via Ancestry.com for any Wallace Simmons having been born in Indiana in 1891 produced only one hit: Wallace Simmons, single, a hired man living with the William A. Barnett family in White River, Gibson Co., IN, the same town where his family lived in 1910. This is almost surely our Wallace.

26.04--Emma Simmons, b. Mar 1893 in IN;
[listed as "Emma", age 7 and b. Mar 1893, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN];
[not listed living at home in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Hazleton, White River Twp., Gibson Co., IN]

26.05--unk. Simmons, prob. b. ca. 1895 in IN;

[Eliza A. S. Simmons reported in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN, that she bore five children, four of whom still lived then, and since the largest gap in the birth order was here, I'm guessing that the deceased was her fourthborn.]

26.06--Mary Simmons, b. Jun 1897 in IN;

[listed as "Mary", age 2 and b. Jun 1897, in the 19 Jun 1900 census of Decker Twp., Knox Co., IN];
[listed as "Mary", age 12, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Hazleton, White River Twp., Gibson Co., IN]

25.05--Mary Ellen Simmons, b. ca 1856; d.; m. Thomas J. Jones;

[listed as Mary Simmons, age 14, in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Shoal's P. O., Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

26.01--James Patrick Jones, b. 3 Aug 1881; d. 3 Mar 1935;

25.06--Elizabeth Simmons, b. 15 May 1856 in Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN; m. George Davidson; unk. ch.
[listed as Elizabeth Simmons, age 13, in 15 Aug 1870 Census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]
[listed as Elizabeth Davidson, age 21 and b. in IN/IN/IN, in the 29 Jun 1880 census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

[listed as George H. Davidson, age 21 and b. in OH/England/England, in the 29 Jun 1880 census of Lost River Twp., Martin Co., IN]

Because of the dates of birth being several years off, I'm not quite convinced yet that the family of this George H. Davidson from the 1880-1930 censuses, below, is ours, so I'm listing them in the following format for now to see if there are any clues in later years (and no, I didn't find any--still doesn't mean that they are not the same family as ours, though).
Name: Elizabeth Simmons
Age in 1870: 13
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Lost River, Martin, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Shoals
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Simmons 46
Owen Simmons 18
Patrick Simmons 16
Mary Simmons 14
Elizabeth Simmons 13
Name: George H. Davidson
Home in
1880:
Lost River, Martin, Indiana
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Davidson
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: England
Household Members:
Name Age
George H. Davidson 21
Elizabeth Davidson 21
Name: George Davidson
Home in 1900: Steele, Daviess, Indiana
Age: 41
DOB: Jul 1858
POB: Ohio
R2HOH: Head
FPOB: England
MPOB: England
Spouse: Elizabeth A Davidson
YOM: 1886
House-
hold:
Name Age
George Davidson 41
Elizabeth A Davidson 39
Perry Davidson 13
Oscar Davidson 12
Walter Davidson 10
Lola Davidson 8
Roy Davidson 6
Lillie Davidson 2

Name: Geo Davidson
[Wes Davidson] 
Age : 51
Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Spouse: Elizabeth Davidson
Home in 1910: Bicknell Ward 4, Knox, Indiana
Household Members:
Name Age
Geo Davidson 51
Elizabeth Davidson 49
Walter Davidson 21
Roy Davidson 16
Lilly Davidson 12
Name: George Davidson
Home in 1920: Bicknell Ward 2, Knox, Indiana
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Ohio
[Indiana] 
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head] 
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Davidson
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: England
Household Members:
Name Age
George Davidson 61
Elizabeth Davidson 59
Lillie Davidson 21
Perry Davidson 33
Name: George Davidson
Home in 1930: Bicknell, Knox, Indiana
View Map
Age: 71
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Davidson
Race: White
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George Davidson 71
Elizabeth Davidson 69
Lillie Davidson 32
Walter Davidson 39



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24.08--William Houston Walker, b. ca. 1830 (abs. in 1830 census); d. aft. 1860; bd. unk.; m. 20 Apr 1856 in Martin Co., IN, to Mary Ann Ables (b. ca. 1838 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least two ch.

[John M. Gwin Note:  Data in this dark green contributed by JackMurphy49 at ancestry.com]


[listed as Houston Walker, 30, b. IN, with no real estate and personal estate at $25, in the 24 Aug 1860 census of Halberts Bluffs Post Office, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]

[listed as Mary Walker, 22, b. IN, in the 24 Aug 1860 census of Halberts Bluffs Post Office, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
25.01--Nancy E. Walker, b. ca. 1857 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Nancy E. Walker, 3, b. IN, in the 24 Aug 1860 census of Halberts Bluffs Post Office, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]
25.02--Mary J. Walker, b. ca. 1859 in IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary J. Walker, 1, b. IN, in the 24 Aug 1860 census of Halberts Bluffs Post Office, Columbia Twp., Martin Co., IN]

[John M. Gwin Note:  "Huston" is named in the probate of Isham Gwin's will.  We know that the probate occurred after his wife's (Mary Canterbury Gwin's) death, and we know that Mary Canterbury Gwin was alive in the 1850 census.  I think this means that Huston was alive at least as late as 1850.  SURE ENOUGH!  Today, 31 Mar 2016, we found him in the same 1860 census as (and just across town from) his dad and stepmom--see 1860 census references immediately above.]



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Some links to Findagrave.com
that I want to investigate further:

Find A Grave Memorial# 79786416--Roy G. Moore

Find A Grave Memorial# 55198670--Rex E. Moore

Find A Grave Memorial# 14611307--Isham G. Walker 2

Find A Grave Memorial# 14792952--Margaret Childers Walker

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Some Pertinent Census Information


From the 1 Feb 1820 Census of the South Division of Harrison Co., IN
Name of Head
of Household
FWM
0-9
FWM
10-15
FWM
16-18
FWM 16-25,
+HdsOfFams
FWM 26-44,
+HdsOfFams
FW Males 45&up,
+HdsOfFams
m
FWF
0-9
FWF
10-15
FWF 16-25,
+HdsOfFams
FWF 26-44,
+HdsOfFams
FW Females 45&up,
+HdsOfFams
Foreigners
not Naturalized
No. of persons in Agriculture
No. of persons in Commerce No. of persons in Manufactures John M. Gwin Comments
Ancestry Page
Isam Gwinn
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1
1
--
1
Isham

1
3
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1
Mary
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2
--
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These are, without a doubt, our Isham Gwin (here age 45 and up--actual age ca. 50), and the former Mary Canterbury (here age 45 and up--actual age 50), both of whom are my gggg-grandparents.
16 of 56
Joseph Tipton
1
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1
Joseph
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3
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1
Virginia
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1
--
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This has to be the husband of Virginia Jane Gwin Tipton; she will shortly become a widow and marry Benjamin Weathers. She's a sister of my ggg-grandpa John Gwin, both of whom are Isham's and Mary's children.
16 of 56
Thomas Walker
2
--
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1
Thomas
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1
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1
Polly
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--
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1
--
--
This is another of Isham's sons-in-law, Thomas Walker, husband of Polly Gwin, the subjects of this page. She's also a sister of my ggg-grandparents John Gwin and the former Jane Walker.
16 of 56
Nathan Veach
1
--
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--
1
Nathan
1
Nathan's father, Kinsey???

2
1
1
1
Nathan's wife?
1
Kinsey's wife Nancy?
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2
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--
I believe this is a son of Kinsey Veatch; Kinsey is Isham's and Mary's next-door neighbor in Sevier Co., TN, and brother in Christ and Isham's fellow elder at Providence Church in Orange Co., IN.
2 of 56
Elijah Veach
2
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1
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1
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1
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1
--
--

2 of 56
Isaac Veach
3
1
--
--
1
--

1
1
--
1
--
--
1
--
--

2 of 56
John Guinn, Jr.
2
2
--
--
1
--

1
--
--
1
--
--
--
--
--
I wonder who this is.
4 of 56
John Gwinn
--
--
--
--
1
1

--
2
1
--
1
--
2
--
--
Hmmm. Here's another.
18 of 56
John Gwinn, Sr.
1
2
1
1
1
--

1
1
--
1
--
--
2
--
--
And now another!
18 of 56
George Gwinn

















24 of 56
David Denton
8
2
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--
1
--

--
1
--
1
Elizabeth
--
--
1
--
--
This has to be our David Denton (here age 26-44--actual age ca. 42), husband of Isham and Mary Canterbury Gwin's oldest daughter, Elizabeth Gwin Denton (here age 26-44--actual age 32).
36 of 56
Thomas Gwinn
4
1
--
1
--
1

--
1
1
1
--
--
--
--
--
Here's a Thomas Gwinn
38 of 56
John Gwinn
--
--
--
--
--
1

--
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--
1
--
1
--
--
Now here's another John Gwinn. right next door to Thomas.  SURELY these people are related!
38 of 56
Charles Walker
2
1
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1
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1
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1
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From the 1 Feb 1830 Census of Orange Co., IN
Names of Heads of Families
FWM
0-4
FWM
5-9
FWM
10-14
FWM
15-19
FWM
20-29
FWM
30-39
FWM
40-49
FWM
50-59
FWM
60-69
FWM
70-79
FWM
80-89
FWM
90-99
FWM
100 &

FWF
0-4
FWF
5-9
FWF
10-14
FWF
15-19
FWF
20-29
FWF
30-39
FWF
40-49
FWF
50-59
FWF
60-69
FWF
70-79
FWF
80-89
FWF
90-99
FWF
100 &
John M. Gwin Comments
Ancestry
Page
Isom Gwin

1






1
























From the 30 Sep 1850 Census of Rutherford Twp, Martin Co., Indiana
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Sex
Occ.
$ Real
Property
POB
CNROW
John M. Gwin's Comments
83/83
Thomas Walker
59
m
farmer
$300
TN
CNROW
We believe this to be the 23.04--Tom Walker who married Polly Gwin.  He was b. ca. 1791, according to this, so he would've been a little younger than Polly.

Jane Walker
59
f


KY
CNROW This is Jane (nee unk.), b. in KY, not TN; clearly this is not Polly Gwin Walker, Anderson's mother, so she must be a second wife. We know that Polly died before Isham, because her children appear in Isham's will, but she does not. Where and when, then, did Polly die, and where is she buried?

Anderson Walker
18
m
farmer

IN

We believe this to be the 24.06--grandson of Tom and Polly and great-grandson of Isham and Mary Gwin.

Eliza Simmons
18
f


IN

If this  is Jane's daughter by a previous marriage, then Jane must've been the widow Simmons.
From the 28 Aug 1860 Census of Lost River Township, Martin Co., Indiana
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Sex
Occ.
Real
Prop.
Pers
Prop
POB
John M. Gwin Comments
1361/1339
Anderson Walker
28
m
farmer
$500
$225
IN
We believe this to be the 24.06--Anderson Walker who is the grandson of 23.04--Thomas and Polly.

Margreat Walker 28
f



IN

James Walker 7
m



IN

Wm. H. Walker 5
m



IN

Thomas Walker 3
m



IN This is our 25.01--Thomas, b. ca. 1857 evidently as the third child of 24.06--Anderson and Margaret.

John  Walker 6 mos.
m



IN

From the  1870 Census of





































From the 1880 Census of





































From the 6 Jun 1900 Census of Upper Crane Pct., Washington Co., Idaho
Address
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
to HoH
Sex/
Race
Age
Marr
Stat
No. Yrs.
Married
No. Ch.
Borne
No. Ch.
Lvg.
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
1015 7th Ave/
108/113
Walker, Thomas
head
MW
43
m
0


IN
USA
USA
Stock...
(illgbl.)
This is our 5.1--Thomas, b. ca. 1857. I really wonder if Thomas was married first to another woman, and if so, if they had any children.

 ---  Isaibelle
wife
FW
22
m
0
1
1
MO
MO
MO



 ---  Susie V.
dau
FW
3 mo.
s



ID
IN
MO

This is Susan Verletta.

From the 18 Apr 1910 Census of No. Payette, Canyon Co., Idaho
Address
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
to HoH
Sex/
Race
Age
Marr
Stat
No. Yrs.
Married
No. Ch.
Borne
No. Ch.
Lvg.
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.


John M. Gwin Comments
1015 7th Ave/
108/113
Thomas Walker head
MW
52
m1
11


IN
USA
USA
Fruit Farmer


This is our 25.01--Thomas, b. ca. 1857.

Isabel Walker wife
FW
32
m1
11
3
3
MO
OH
MO





Verletta Walker dau
FW
10
s



ID
IN
MO





Vernon Walker son
MW
8
s



ID
IN
MO





Audria Walker dau
MW
6
s



ID
IN
MO





From the 19 Jan 1920 Census of No. Payette, Payette Co., Idaho
Address
Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
to HoH
Sex/
Race
Age
Marr
Stat
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.


John M. Gwin Comments
1015 7th Ave/
108/113
Walker, Thomas
head
MW
62
m
IN
IN
IN
Farmer


This is our 25.01--Thomas, b. ca. 1857. He will die betw. 1920 and 1930, and Isabel will remarry before the 1930 census.

 ---  Isabel
wife
FW
42
m
MO
OH
MO





Verla
dau
FW
19
s
ID
IN
MO





Andre
son
MW
16
s
ID
IN
MO





Melvin
son
MW
22 mo.
s
ID
IN
MO



With his next oldest sibling some 14 years older than he, Thomas and Isabel must have had other children who didn't make it. The flu of the fall of 1918 killed thousands, so perhaps these also.

From the 19 Apr 1930 Census of Pct. 5 No. Fruitland, Payette Co., Idaho

Res/Fam
Name
Relat.
to HoH
Sex
Race
Age
Marr.
Stat.
Age,
First
Marr.
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ John M. Gwin's Comments
187/190
Baker, Adelbert K.
head
m
w
64
m
34
NY
NY
VT



 -----  Isabel L.
wife f
w
52
m
21
MO
OH
MO

This is the widow of our 25.01--Thomas, b. ca. 1857

 -----  Karl M.
son
m
w
22
s

TN
NY
KS



Walker, Melvin
stepson
m
w
11
s

ID
MO
IN

Since he is the stepson of Mr. Baker, then he is the son of this Isabel L. and must be our 26.05--Melvin Cramer Walker (see photo above).