Thursday, May 17, 2018

Query: Susannah Emerson Anderson, Warren County


            Searching for "Normal School" records in about the 1890s for a student named Susannah Emerson Anderson, born in 1874, from Liberty, Warren County, Indiana.  The source for thinking she may have attended a normal school is in the 1900 Fed Census, where her occupation was "teacher'.

            Can you recommend place(s) where I can research student records, or normal school (in teaching) near Warren County, Indiana?  I'm finding a lot of historical writings about the normal schools, but no hint(s) of who the students were, or graduates.



Linda Duffield

PO Box 444

Orcas, WA 98280



Query: Samuel Williams, Franklin County


            Samuel Williams - Born in Tennessee - DOB - ?  DOD - ? Married - ?    I know of one son - George W. Williams, DOB - 2-14-1820  DOD - 6-9-1900 Born in Kentucky; Lived in Laurel, Franklin Co., IN, Married - Sarah Russell - 12-22-1842

            I am trying to locate information on Samuel Williams. Thank you for your help



Don Heeter

484 Timothy Drive

Richmond, IN 47374-1009





Query: Isaac Hardin, Perry County


            Seeking help from Perry & Dubois County, Indiana with the brick wall I have. I am attempting to join Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) with the patriot of Joshua Logan Younger, buried in Lawrence County, IN (Find-A-Grave 8850114). My connection is Isaac Hardin (Find-A-Grave 119974757), my 4th gg through his wife, Amelia Ann Younger (Find-A-Grave 119974782).

            They lived in Perry County, IN and died there just a couple of weeks apart in October 1839. I visited their graves several years ago and have also obtained a copy of Isaac’s will. Folklore has it that Amelia is the daughter of Joshua Logan Younger, however, I have been unable to find any proof. The DAR has no evidence of her being a child of his and there is no record of the marriage of Isaac and Amelia (although folklore has it in different counties in Kentucky). In working with a librarian, I find that there was not a newspaper in Perry County until around 1852.

            I was able to obtain a book that is held at the Tell City Library that indicates the above connection, however, there are no sources associated with the book, and therefore, it too is folklore. The book did indicate that Isaac and Amelia were Baptist. Although I am relatively sure that her last name was Younger, that too is up for discussion.

            Any assistance would be most appreciated!



 Lainie Franklin

719 NE Tudor Road, Apt 2

Lee's Summit, MO 64086



Query: Andrew P. Lee, Montgomery County


            Andrew P Lee, b. c 1804-1809 in Virginia, died 2 Aug 1865 in Willoughby, Butler, Iowa.

I'm looking for any Indiana biography or other information to help me locate his parents.

Indiana residencies per first marriage to Anna L (Reeves) Tracy 16 Oct 1841. Note: I already have their marriage record from Indiana Marriage Index 1800-1941.

            I'm looking for the spouse name of Andrew's possible 2nd marriage which supposedly ended in divorce. Montgomery County, IN per a tabled petition on Jan 19, 1848 for a divorce possibly from a Prudence (Moudy) Guinnup. Indiana State Archives (Keenan) states that tabled petitions are not maintained in the records and "There does not appear to be any other petition for divorce submitted to the General Assembly from Andrew P Lee."

            Also I was told in 1843 Indiana changed divorce laws to allow courts to grant. As suggested I checked with Montgomery Co Clerk's Office (Leah Denbo) and was told divorce for him was not found between Jan 19, 1848-October 23, 1848. He married another wife Melvina Hawk on 23 Oct 1848 in Vermillion County, Illinois. 1850 census finds him and this (2nd or 3rd) family in Delaware, Delaware County,IN. His occupation was a tailor.

            Children from 2 marriages were born in Montgomery County, IN Albert Lee (1842-d.1848), Asa Reeves Lee (1843-1875), Levonia Rebecca Lee (1846-1924) Waynetown, Montgomery, IN per her Civil War widow's pension. Wife Melvina (Hawk) Lee's 1st child was b. in IN. William P Lee (1849-), 6 more children were b. in Butler Co., Iowa.

            His 1st wife Anna L (Reeves) Tracy Lee d 29 Sep 29 1846. I'm looking for her death record and burial, possibly both in IN. She was widowed twice (Elisha Grenard; and John Tracy) before marrying Andrew P Lee. She is found in 1840 as the head of the house in Coal Creek, Montgomery, Indiana a year before her marriage to Andrew P Lee.

            I'd appreciate any help in finding Andrew's parents and Anna's death location and burial information. Thank you.





Rose Klix

2101 Cherokee Road, Unit 3

Johnson City, TN 37604