Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
I’m looking for information on and/or advice on how to go about researching my ancestry. My maternal great grandmother Lura May married John Lauby, and my grandmother Mary Lauby graduated from Washington Township School, Elkhart County, in 1917.
This I know as fact, but I would like to know more and look further back if I can. Any assistance is appreciated.
3205 Leslie Ct
Portsmouth VA 23703
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Berenice Irene Martin, born June 17, 1896 to John David Martin and Rose Ellen Roop Martin, was my maternal grandmother. Her mother died Sept.14, 1901, reportedly in an auto accident. Her father lived to 1910.
Via Ancestry.com, I find her with parents, sister Olus, grandmother and aunt living together in 1900 in Union township, Parke County. Next record of her is marriage in 1926, Detroit, Michigan. Her sister Olus born 8/22/93, worked as a house servant in 1910, married in 1914, all in Indiana.
There were varied family stories from my mom, Berenice's daughter, as to her childhood. There was talk of an orphanage, so if you have any information you could share I hope to hear back from you.
Many of my relatives come from the Vigo County towns of Terre Haute and a place called New Goshen. The surname of these relatives are the Vermillion family. My great-great- great-grandfather was Mason Vermillion and one of his wives was Polly Cannon. Some of his brothers that were supposed to have been in that area were Reason, Cornelius, and William. There may have been more.
I just want you to see in your records if the Vermillions in the 1800s lived there. I realize that this request in the future may not be given to me without some fee that I may have to pay; but at least let me know if this family was in fact in that area in the 1800s around 1828 or so.
263 South 2875 West
Cedar City, Utah 84720