Saturday, August 4, 2018

Query: Ina Aurora/Amanda Dyer, Owen County

            I have been trying for some time to find the birth certificate for my grandmother, Ina Aurora/Amanda Dyer. According to my information, she was born in Vilas, Indiana which is in Owen County. Her date of birth was April 5, 1886. When she and my grandfather married in Athol, Idaho, on June 28, 1905, her name on the marriage application and the marriage certificate was Ina Aurora, not Ina Amanda as she was called most of her life.

            Her mother was Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) Neill/O’Neill (born 1854 in Indiana). Sally's family had deep ties to Indiana for many generations. Her father's name was Henry Edward Dyer (born 1849 in Virginia). Sally and Henry Edward had several children born in Vilas, Owen County, but I can't find any birth certificate information about any of them.

            I would appreciate any help you can give.

Trudy Handel

23395 0 Avenue

Langley, BC V2Z2X3 Canada

Query: Jesse Matthews/Alice Weddle, Jackson County

            I am looking for any and all information on Jesse Mathews (Matthews) and Alice Weddle. They were married in Jackson County, Indiana, on the 18th of November 1840.

Alicia Beauchamp

507 N Broadway St., Apt 4

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Query: Mary Jane Branson Kiger, Delaware County

            I am trying to locate ANY certificates or validation about my 2 X great-grandparents.  I am particularly interested in finding documentation on Mary Jane Branson Kiger.  She is my path to proving that I am descended from Richard Warren of Mayflower fame.

            Names:  John Kiger b. approx. 1818 in Indiana d. 1882; married 19 Mar 1843 in Delaware Co., Indiana, to Mary Jane Branson b. approx. 1826 in Highland Co., Ohio d. between the 1870 and 1880 US Censuses. Family also in Grant, Randolph, Fountain Counties, Indiana

            Children: Rachel 1843-1900 (Friar); Mary 1845-1894 (Day); David 1850-; Nathan-1850-; Mathew 1854-1924; Charles 1860-1882; Samantha 1856-1887 (Mitchell). Thank you!

Vickie Toalson

7273 S Hidden Pond Lane

Columbia, MO 65203

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Query: Jeremiah Horan/Jerry Horn, White County

 Just getting back from Ireland. Couldn't find any more info, but I had found a death notice in Sept 1872 in the Monticello paper for a Jerry Horn.  Any chance there would be cemetery records there, possibly helping narrow down a birth date? Not sure what parish might have any records also


[Follow up for this September 2017 Query]

Looking for info on Jeremiah Horan. Died, remarried? Born around 1828 in Ireland; Was in the 1870 census in Monticello, White County, married to Ellen; Not in the 1880 census; she remarried a Michael McDonald. Would your databases have any more info than ?

Michael G Horan

687 Summer Top Cir.

Fenton, MO 63026

Query: Nancy Boyd Hern Kern, Lawrence County

I am having much difficulty finding proof for my 94-year-old mother's DAR application. She is Claribel Kern, born 1924 in Lawrence Co., IN. -DAR does not accept family history books or census records. I need to document that that Nancy Boyd Hurd Kern born 1801 in KY, wife of Alexander Kern, was the daughter of Revolutionary War patriot, John Boyd, born 1760 and/or his wife Ann Nancy Martin.

John Boyd and Nancy Boyd Kern are both buried in Lawrence County, but not in the same cemetery. - DAR says there were many John Boyds during those years and we must connect to this specific John Boyd. - There is a Boyd family Bible mentioned online, but I can't find it. Can you help?

Peggy Armstrong  Britton

3769 Lakeway Court

Addison, TX 75001