Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Query: BLUE/ALLEN/RAYER of Indianapolis

BLUE/ALLEN/RAYER—We have an old family Bible in our possession that contains information on individuals in these families, and we would like to give it to a descendant. Specifically, the Bible mentions William BLUE (born 26 September 1877) and wife Emma KOESTER (born 14 June 1879), who were married 6 August 1899 in Marion County, Indiana, and their children:

--Helen (Blue) Maxwell (born 7 August 1901)
--Virgil Charles Blue (born 5 September 1903)
--Roy Edward Blue (born 30 December 1907)
--William Russell Blue (born 2 June 1925)

The Bible also mentions the children of William Blue’s sister, Ella Blue (born about 1868), who married William RAYER (born about 1864) on 17 November 1886 in Marion County:

--Charlie W. Rayer (born 28 October 1890)
--Nellie Alice Rayer (born 14 March 1893)
--Frank Allen Rayer (born 13 July 1897)

William Blue was the son of William G. Blue (born about 1838 in Indiana) and Mary C. ALLEN (born about 1846 in Ohio), who were married 26 February 1868 in Marion County. The Bible also mentions some Allens, who may be some relation to Mary C. Allen:

--Jeremiah Allen (born 26 May 1828)
--Melinda Allen (born 19 June 1830)
--Isaac Allen born (14 August 1832)
--Lydia Ann Allen (born 9 April 1842)
--James P. Allen (born 10 September 1847)
--David S. Allen (born 10 June 1850)
--Charles P. Allen (born 17 May 1853)

William and Emma Blue were living in Indianapolis in the 1900 and 1910 censuses (residing at 1329 Cornell Ave. and 542 Tennessee Ave., respectively), then moved to Delaware Township, Hamilton County, Indiana for the 1920 and 1930 censuses, where he was a farmer.

Contact: Lynn Hiller (4927 Grandview Circle, Midland MI 48640;

No comments:

Post a Comment