Monday, December 15, 2014

Query: Thomas, Alonzo, Platoff Bush; Vanderburgh County



                I am searching for any information on three Civil War soldiers (especially photos or family member data if available).  I live in Florida and have already obtained each soldiers' Civil Car pension records from NARA, but I do not have any of the info, letters, photos, etc. that may exist in various Indiana archives.
                I am hoping you can point me to someone who could assist in locating/sending me any such records.  The soldiers' names are: 1.  Thomas Bush, 2.  Alonzo S. Bush, 3.  Platoff P. Bush
                All were in the 28h Indiana Volunteers and then 1st Cavalry (and may have been assigned to a KY unit at some point).  I could forward the pension histories from the National Archives as well.
                NOTES:  Thomas Bush was the father of Alonzo and Platoff, and he was my gr-gr-Grandfather.  Alonzo had a letter writing campaign with Walt Whitman, and Platoff was later pardoned (supposedly) by Lincoln.
                Any help you may provide would be greatly appreciated, as my long search is now awaiting new paths to find anything on Thomas Bush.  All three enlisted from Evansville, Vanderburgh County.
Kind Regards,

Steve Busch 
stevehbusch@gmail.com

Allen County Public Library To Discuss How Best To Search Their Catalog

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne will hold a free class on how best to use their catalog on Wednesday, January 10, 2015 from 3 to 4 pm. Aaron Smith, Genealogy Center Assistant Manager/Materials Handling Unit, and Melissa Tennant, Genealogy Center Assistant Manager/Public Services, will show you how to make the most of your search experience, how to locate materials in the library's physical collection as well as those items that are online, and ways to create your own lists for easier searching.

This is a free class, part of the library's WinterTech series - to register, please call (260) 421-1225 or e-mail Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

IGS Adds Newton County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Newton County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Newton County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,420 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

IGS Adds Union County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Union County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Union County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,419 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FOUND: Photos of SAYRE family of Bartholomew County, Indiana

Shelley Cardiel (cardiels@comcast.net) has found this photo of the SAYRE family of Bartholomew County, Indiana, including: Elizabeth Charity; David Colvin Cora Neuton (b. 1837); Mary TABOR (b. 1842); Mary Kenton "Molly"; Annie Viola; Israel Donaldson; Robert Owen; Alfred Martin; and Jen Nettie SAYRE. It apppears to have been taken in the 1880's - no studio or location is listed.

Shelley's limited research has found that Mary Jane TABOR was born 14 February 1842 in Bartholomew County, Indiana to Martin TABOR (born 1811, died in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana) and Elizabeth PHILLIPS (born about 1815 in Jackson County, Indiana). Mary Jane had two sisters, Lucinda TABOR and Sarah Ann TABOR. Mary Jane TABOR married David C. N. SAYRE (born 17 April 1837 in Edgar Township, Edgar County, Illinois; died 3 March 1928 in Washington or California) on 5 December 1861 in Edgar County, Illinois.

David C.N. SAYRE (1837-1928) and Mary Jane TABOR (1842-1911) had 7 children, all born in Illinois between 1864 and 1876:
--Jeanette "Nettie" SAYRE
--Israel Donnelson SAYRE - born August 1864 in Illinois, died 1933 in California. He married Sarah Addie ROBERTS (1867-1941) and together they had 4 children: Frank D.; Clifford George; Alfred Virgil; and Vina Mae SAYRE, all born between 1891 and 1896.
--Alfred M. SAYRE - born 14 January 1866 in Illinois, died 23 November 1938; buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Monroe, Washington.
--Elizabeth "Lizzie" E. or P. SAYRE
--Annie V. SAYRE
--Robert Owen SAYRE - born 1875 in Illinois, died 1926; buried in Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park Cemetery, Seattle, Washington
--Mary K. or Morgan SAYRE

David C.N. SAYRE (1837-1928) was one of 7 children of Israel Donnelson SAYRE and Catharine MEARS, who married on 31 January 1828 in Brown County, Ohio. David's siblings were: Robert Legate; Josiah Dixon; Lemuel Boyle, and Israel Dennis SAYRE, all born between 1829 and 1846 in either Brown County, Ohio or Edgar County, Illinois. This was Catherine MEARS’ second marriage - an earlier marriage to Robert LEGATE in 1818 had resulted in two children, John Miller (born 1819 in Brown County, Ohio) and Elizabeth Catherine LEGATE (born 1821 in Brown County, Ohio).

Shelley also has 2 other photos related to this family - one of Robert Owen Sayre taken in 1910 in Seattle, Washington and one of Alfred Owen Sayre (born 18 November 1899; died October 1979 in Blaine, Washington; buried in Enterprise Cemetery in Ferndale, Washington; married Gwendolyn MAURER 1903-1995) taken when Alfred was only a couple of years old.

Shelley is hoping to locate someone from this SAYRE family so that these photos can be returned to the care of family. If you are a descendant of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact her directly.

IGS Adds Jasper County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Jasper County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Jasper County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,418 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

IGS Adds Rush County 1860 Mortality Schedule Index to Members-Only Area

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added an index of the 1860 Rush County mortality schedule to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Mortality Schedule for Rush County, Indiana (1860)

Mortality schedules were special schedules to the federal census that were taken in 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The 1860 mortality schedule listed those who had died between 1 June 1859 and 31 May 1860.

This is a premium database, accessible only to IGS members.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 1,417 databases in the Members Only area. Each of Indiana's 92 counties has at least 5 databases.