Thursday, January 10, 2019

IGS Scanner Training, Monday, Jan 14

Indiana Genealogical Society 

Scanner Training Session

Monday, January 14  10am to 2pm

Genealogical Society of Marion County Library

9370 E. Washington St, Indianapolis

Learn Archival-Quality Scanning Using Original Probate Records

RSVP By Sunday Evening to

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Query: Charles Murtain Babcock, Noble County

            I am trying to track down the parents of my great-grandfather, Charles Murtain Babcock. He was born in July 1852 in Noble County but, apparently, both of his parents died shortly thereafter.  

            According to “Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien and Cass Counties, Michigan, 1893:  "Charles M. Babcock was born July 17, 1852, in Noble County, Indiana, but . . .  The parents of Mr. Babcock died when he was a few weeks old, and then the helpless little one was given into the tender care of Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Harlow, who were to him as parents."

            According to “Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical,” a Mr. Babcock was one of the first teachers at the school in Northport.  I'm wondering if he was Charles Murtain Babcock's father. I have no idea if he was married, however.

            Any assistance you can offer would be deeply appreciated.

Jim Martin-Schramm

Professor of Religion

Luther College

Decorah, IA  52101

(563) 387-1251 

Query: James/John Arbuckle, Rush/Bartholomew Counties

            Looking for records/documents proving "family connection" between father-JAMES ARBUCKLE (wife-Susannah Bland) & son-JOHN ARBUCKLE (wife- Margaret Mary Stucker). Any help in obtaining records stating father/son relationship would be greatly appreciated: church records, James's probate/will intestate & probate packet, land deeds, newspaper, etc.

            JAMES Arbuckle - b. abt. 1766 Augusta Co, VA; d. Jan. 1, 1845 Rush Co, IN; bur. Homer, Rush Co., IN- Hurst Cemetery.; (wife- Susannah Bland)

            JOHN Arbuckle- b. abt. 1791, Franklin Co, KY; d.  Nov. 26, 1853 Haw Creek, Bartholomew Co, IN; bur. Hartsville Bapt. Cemetery. (wife-Margaret Mary Stucker)

Eileen Cox

3212 SW Atwood Ave.

Topeka, KS  66614