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3. Ora E. Welch, born April 29, 1876. Besides near Bradshaw,
Arkansas. Married Henry L. Bennett, son of George W. and Susan
A. (Hutto) Bennett, born in Barbour County. Alabama, ^September

12, 1893.

4. Lulu E. Welch, born March 3, 1878. Besides near Bradshaw,
Arkansas. Married, December 9, 1896, Theodore Messer, son of Thomas
J. and America (Disbroom) Messer, born in Mississippi, November 4,
1874. Children: (1) Manril Messer, born January 9, 1898; (2) Vivian
Messer, born October 29, 1899; (3) Elston Messer, born November 3,
1901.

5. Grace Ann Welch, born May IS, 1880.

6. Jesse D. Welch, born January 1, 1883.

7. Thomas N. Welch, born January 20, 1885.

8. Theodore J. Welch, born January 20, 1885.

9. Mary Lea Welch, born March 2, 1888.

2. Mandy Welch was born February 28, 1847, died in

1855.

3. Samuel Stout Welch was born in Sullivan County,

Indiana, May 24, 1849. Resides near Hastings, Nebraska.
Served in Civil War. Married, August 20, 1874, Margaret



322 THE KESTER FAMILY — PART II.

Tryon. daughter of Elijah Tryon, horn in Vigo County, In-
diana, June i8, 1855, died April 3, 1888. Married, February

7, 1892, Mattie A. Decker, daughter of Andrew J. and
Temperance Decker, born August, 1853. Children:

1. ^ora Edith Welch, born July 14, 1875, died April, 1876.

2. Lora Elvia Welch, born November 12, 1876. Eesides at Lead
City, South Dakota. Married, November 14, 1894, Loyal G. Thompson,
son of John M. and Martha Sarah (Graham) Thompson, born in
Pennsylvania, May 4, 1869. Children: (1) Everett Raymond Thompson,
born December 25, 1895; (2) Wallace Clifford Thompson, born March

8, 1897; (3) Lloyd Ellsworth Thompson, born July 19, 1900; (4)
Daisie Marie Thompson, born April 11, 1903.

3. Guy Clifford Welch, born March 22, 1878. Eesides at Garfield,
Washington. Married, January 27, 1902, E. Anna Frank, daughter of
Joseph Seward and Anna H. (Amerman) Frank, born at Heartwell,
Nebraska, December 16, 1880. Child: Jennie Lnella Welch, born October
29, 1902.

4. diaries Adolphis Welch, born January 20, 1880. Eesides at
Juniata, Nebraska. Is married.

5. Mary Olive Welch, born November 3, 1881, died March 13,
1884.

6. Nellie Neal Welch, born May 7, 1884.

7. Milford Marion Welch, born May 28, 1886.

8. Lester Thomas Welch, born December 10, 1887.

4. Mary Elisabeth Welch was born in Sullivan County,
Indiana, March 10, 185 1. Resides, since 1884, near Norman,
Nebraska. Married, July 28, 1878, John T. Buskirk, son of
Thomas Jefferson and Nancy Cblberson (Crist) Buskirk,
born in Sullivan County, Indiana, November 7, 1856. Chil-
dren :

1. Olive Edith Buskirk, born September 10, 1880. Eesides near
Heartwell, Nebraska. Married, February 13, 1901, Frank Pritchard,
son of Thomas and Mary (Lonsdale) Pritchard, born in York County,
Nebraska, Febniary 4, 1877. Child: Vernon Prifcliard, born Septem-
ber 1, 1902.

2. Bertha Edna Buskirk, born March 22, 1883.

3. Cecil Leon Buskirk, born August 5, 1888.

4. Arnold Edgar Buskirk, born July 16, 1896.

5. Sarah C. Welch was born May 10, 1853, died in 1855.



THE KESTER FAMILY — PART II. 323

6. Candace Welch was born March i8, 1855, died in 1855.

7. Thomas Theodore Welch was born in Clay County,
Indiana, September 5, 1856. Resides near Lewis, Indiana.
Married, November 16, 1892, Mrs. Anna (Mahan) Fore-
man, daughter of Thomas and Bettie (McCammonj Fore-
man, born in Sullivan County, Indiana, March i. 1851.

8. Synthia E. Welch was born November 10, 1858, died
January 2, 1873.

9. Nancy R. Welch was born March 5, 1861, died in 1879,
unmarried.

10. James H. Welch was born in Vigo County, Indiana,
July 27, 1868. Resides at Hymera, Indiana. Alarried, August
8, 1891, Minnie F. Brush, daughter of John Wilson and Bar-
bara Ellen (Royer) Brush, born in Clay County, Indiana,
June 16, 1 87 1. Child:

1. Emmet G. Welch, born April 6, 1897.

11. Sarah E. Welch was born July 27, 1868, died August
20, 1868.

12. Viola R. Welch was born December 14, 1870, died
February 10, 1890. Resided near Lewis, Indiana. Married,
April 2, 1882, Joseph Lambert, son of William and Pricy
(Policy) Lambert, born in Hart County, Kentucky, October
17, 1857. Children:

1. Lula May Lamiert, born September 28, 1884.

2. William Lamhei-i, born September 13, 1886.

13. Effic B. Welch was born December 12, 1872, died
September, 1888.

14. Mellie M. Welch was born in Vigo County, Indiana,
August 23, 1874. Resides near Midland, Indiana. Married,
October i, 1891, Schuyler Brush, son of John Wilson and
Barbara Ellen (Royer) Brush, born in Clay County, Indiana,
February 9, 1869. Children:

1. Mabel F. Brush, born August 12, 1892.

2. Noel J. Brush, born March 8, 1895.

3. Olive Z. Brush, born October 6, 1898.

4. Raymond Brush, born December 19, 1900, died July 14, 1901.



324 THE KESTER FAMILY — PART II.

15. Nory T. Welch was born December 13, 1876, died
April, 1895, unmarried.

VII. Mary Welch, daughter of William and Rebecca
(Kester) Welch, was born in Vigo County, Indiana, January
30, 1822, died July 24, 1849, and is buried in Clay County,
Indiana. Moved to Clay County, Indiana, in 1840, where she
resided until her death. Married, February 14, 1840, Levi
S. Chambers, son of David and Polly (Sexton) Qiambers,
born in Knox County, Indiana, April 6, 1817, died April 2,
1870. Children :

1. William S. Chambers was born February 8, 1841, died
March 23, 1859.

2. Rebecca Chambers was born April 21, 1843, di^*^
May 4, 1846.

3. Mary Jane Chambers was born in Clay County, In-
diana, March 21, 1845. Resides near Lone Tree, Indiana,
Married, January 30, 1873, Zachariah Harrel, son of John
and Lucinda (Spooner) Harrel, born in Galena County, In-
diana, October 12, 1847. Children:

1. L. Gertrude Harrel, born December 25, 1873. Eesides near
Jasonville, Indiana. Married, November 12, 1893, Bartlitt W. Herring,
son of Fielding and Mary Ann (Logan) Herring,- born in Peoria,
Illinois, September 14, 1859. Child: Irvin Harrel Herring, born Sep-
tember 5, 1894.

2. Lettie M. Harrel, born December 7, 1875. Eesides near Jason-
ville, Indiana. Married, April 6, 1898, Charley B. Cushman, son of
James K. and Lyda J. (Moyer) Cushman, born at Bloomfield, Indiana,
October 27, 1874. CMldren: (1) Homer S. Cushman, born January
26, 1899; (2) Mary Lydia Cushman, born Septeniber 1, 1902.

3. Edna Harrel, boin March 7, 1878.

4. Elmer J. Harrel, born December 10, 1880.

5. .S'. L. Harrel, born July 30, 1884, died Xoveniber 18. 1884.
fi. 8. B. Harrel, born July 30. 1884. died August 28. 1884.

7. Emery W. Harrel, born February 17, 1886.

4. David Chambers was born July 3, 1847, died Septem-
ber 15, 1851.



, THE KESTER FAMILY — PART II, 325

VIII. Laiidcn Welch, son of William and Rebecca i^Kcs-
ter) Welch, was born in \'igo County, Indiana, March 8, 1823,
died about 1848. Was drowned in Eel River, Clay County,
Indiana. Was married and had one child, which died when
young.

IX. Harvey Welch, son of William and Rebecca {K ester)
Welch, was born in Vigo County, Indiana, February 24, 1827,
died about 1851. Was married, but died without issue.

X. R'uhaina Welch, daughter of William and Rebecca
(Kester) Welch, was born in Vigo County, Indiana, June
19, 1830, died March, 1858, and is buried at Friendly Grove
Cemetery, Clay County, Indiana. Married, January 24, 1847,
William J. Payne, son of John and Rebecca (Messer) Payne,
born in Kentucky, April 7, 1822, died April 11, 1894. Chil-
dren:

I. Rebecca Payne was born in Vigo County, Indiana,
January 24, 1848, died December 31, 1890. Resided in Vigo
County, Indiana. Married, Diecember i, 1870, Theodore H.
Stewart, son of Charles W. and Nancy (Sills) Stewart, born
in Sullivan County, Indiana, April 9, 1849. Had seven chil-
dren, one boy a,nd six girls, all deceased except two, as fol-
lows :

1. Eimna B. Stetcart, born August 24, 1879. Besides at Clay
City, Indiana. Married jNIr. Harris.

2. Buliama S. Stetcart, born September 25, 1883.

2. John T: Payne was born in Vigo County, Indiana,
May 13, 1 85 1. Resides near Pimento, Indiana. Married,
November 2, 1876, Julia Ann Weeks, daughter of William
L. and Sarah E. (Pound) Weeks, bom in Vigo County, In-
diana, January 6, 1861. Children:

1. Lou Ethel Payne, born February 4, 1879.

2. Bertha Jane Payne, born November 27, 1883.

3. Elsie Edith Payne, born September 4. 188.6.

4. Clarice AlUe Payne, born :May 10. 1889.

5. Eva M. Payne, born November 14, 1896.

6. Lucile Amy Payne, born December 1, 1900.



326 THE KESTER FAMILY PART II,

3. James IV. Payne was born in Vigo County, Indiana,
November 27, 1855. Resides at Terre Haute, Indiana, 241 1
N. 14^ Street. Married, December 25, 1877, Alice Miller,

daughter of John J. and (Painter) Miller, born in

Vigo County, Indiana, in 1861, died November 14, 1881. Mar-
ried, September 5, 1901, Elizabeth (Jones) Nokes. Children:

1. Ottie Elmer Payne, born May 4, 1878, died May 15, 1880.

2. William A. Payne, born April 2, 1880.

4. George Payne was born in Vigo County, Indiana,
March 8, 1857, died December 31, 1883. Resided in Vigo
County, Indiana. Married, March 27, 1879, Mary Elliott,
daughter of Bluford and Margaret (Hanger) Elliott, born
in Vigo County, Indiana, September 23, i860, died February
19, 1900. Children:

1. Maud Payne, born January 23, 1880. Besides near Soonover,
Indiana. Married Mr. Copland.

2. Bosco Payne, born December 22, 1883.

Sarah Kester, daughter of Paul and Ruhama (Bonham)
Kester (see page 309), was born in Kentucky, October 5>
1788, died September 19, 1862, and is buried at Ujnion Ceme-
tery, Vigo County, Indiana. Moved from Miami County,
Ohio, to Vigo County, Indiana, in 181 5, to Houston County,
Texas, in 1842, and to Vigo County, Indiana, in 1844, re-
siding at time of her death near Terre Haute, Indiana. Mar-
ried, March 27, 1806, Moses Evans, son of Joseph and Hester
Evans, born in Warren County, Georgia, September 24, 1780,
died January 8, 1853. Her ten children and their family
records are as follows :

I. Felix Ez'ans, son of Moses and Sarah {Kester) Evans,
was born in Ohio February 4, 1807, died April 29, 1848.
Resided in Vigo County, Indiana. Alarried, May 9, 1827,
Elizabeth Perkins. Children :

1. Aaron Evans, probably died in service in Civil War.
Probably was married.

2. Moses Evans was born in Ohio in 1840, died January



THE KESTER FAMILY — PART II. 327

12, 1874, and is buried at Farmersburg, Indiana. Resided at
Farmersburg, Indiana. Served in Co. I 6th Indiana Cavalry,
Civil War. Married, September 24, 1859, Anna Rebecca All,
daughter of James All, born in Sullivan County, Indiana,
March 27, 1841, died August 12, 1897. Children:

1. Mary E. Evans, born August 3, 1860, died December 11, 1862,

2. Margaret E. Evans, born March 28, 1862, died December 27,
1862,

3. Lee Evans, born April 25, 1868. Resides near New Liebanon.
Indiana. Married, March. 5, 1891, Lizzie B. Timmons, daughter of
Benjamin and Sarah (Dodd) Timmons, born in Sullivan County, Indiana,
July 15, 1863. Child: Faul Herbert Evans, born July, 1899.

4. Cora B. Evans, born July 12, 1870. Besides at Sullivan, Indiana,
where her husband is proprietor of the ' ' Sullivan Planing j\lill. ' '
Married, August 13, 1891, H. W. Davis, son of Parmenas and Louisa
(Harris) Davis, born at Sullivan, Indiana, June 28, 1861. Children :
(1) Ernest Davis, born July 12, 1892; (2) Herbert Davis, born June
28, 1896.

5. Elmer Evans, born January 25, 1872, died September 21, 1876.

3, Martin Evans, died June 27, 1864, unmarried. Killed
in battle at Kenesaw Mountain.

4. Margaret Evans was married and moved West, prob-
ably to Washington. Nothing more could be learned of her
or her brothers.

II. Cynthia Ann Evmis, daughter of Moses and Sarah
(Kester) Evans, was born October 4, 1808, died May 29,
1813.

III. Paul Evans, son of Moses and Sarah (Kester) Evans,
was born January 30, 181 1, died June 15, 1836. Resided in
Vigo County, Indiana. Married, October 15, 1830, Nancy
Bates. He had three children: Willis Evans, now deceased,
resided in or near Terre Haute, Indiana, and had two or
three children. Jasper Newton Evans, deceased, left one
daughter. Cynthia Ann Evans married Isaac Cliver and re-
sided in Terre Haute, Indiana. She had probably three chil-
dren, one of them named Baron. Nothing further could be
learned about this family.



328 THE KESTER FAMILY PART II.

IV. Joseph Evans, son of Moses and Sarah (Kester)
Evans, was born in Miami County, Ohio, June 13, 1813, died
September i, 1887, and is buried in Sullivan County, Indiana.
Moved from VigO' County, Indiana, to Houston County,
Texas, in 1842, to Sullivan County, Indiana, in 1844, to Clark
County, Illinois, in 1870, and to Dianville, Illinois, in 1886,
where he resided at time of his death. Married, November
28, 1836, Julia Ann Weeks, daughter of Louis and Susannah
E. (Hampton) Weeks, born in Loudon County, Virginia,
October 17, 1815, died October 12, 1856. Children:

I. Susannah Elizabeth Evans was born in Vigo County,
Indiana, September 21, 1838. Resides near Wells, Illinois.
Married, November 29, 1855, William Canaday, son of Rich-
ard and Mary (Artman) Canaday, born in Sullivan County,
Indiana, August 23, 1836. Children :

1. Joseph Thomas Canadai/, born January 1, and died March 2,
1857.

2. Infant, boru and died February 4, 1859.

3. Mary Ann Canaday, born February 7, 1860. Besides near Wells,
Illinois. Married, December 23, 1877, M. C. Wells, son of Sidney and
Elizabeth (Cox) Wells, born in Clark County, Illinois, July 29, 1857.
Children: (1) Iva Coral Wells, born December 24, 1879; (2) Anna E.
Wells, born October 5, 1881; (3) Myrtle S. Wells, born September 25,
1883, died August 15, 1893; (4) Alva H. Wells, born January 8, 1886;
(5) Cleo S. Welh, born April 23, 1888, died March 20, 1890; (6) Frank
P.Wells, born March 19, 1891, died August 17, 1893; (7) Cecil M. Wells,
born November 4, 1893; (8) Fairy A. Wells, born April 17, 1896.

4. William Hardy Canaday, born September 14, 1862. Besides near
Ennnett, Idaho. Married, January 18, 1894, Anna Nelson, daughter of
Nelse and Bertha (Anderson) Nelson, born in Lee County, Iowa,
June 3, 1868. Children: (1) Bertha Elisabeth Canaday, born November
2, 1894; (2) Lottie Viola Canaday, born December 27, 1896.

5. Julia Bemanas Canaday, born December 27, 1863. Besides near
Wells, Illinois. Married. September 21, 1884, William C. Sackrider, son
of Francis Marion and Mary Ann (Lindley) Sackrider, born in Craw-
ford County, Illinois, May 7, 1863. Children: (1) Mary Viola Sack-
rider, boru October 1, 1885; (2) Barnet Sackrider, born August 2,
1887.



THE KESTER FAMILY PART II. 329

6. James Early Canaday, born August 30, 1865, died November
1, 1882.

7. Sa^rah Amanda Canaday, born January 31, 1809. Kesides near
Wells, Illinois. Married, October 2, 1895, Albert E. Francis, son of T.
J. and Mary Frances (Edwards) Francis, born in Grundy County,
Missouri, July 10, 1872. Child: Esther Francis, born March 23, 1897.

8. John Vorhees Canaday, born August 5, 1871. Besides near
Eaton, Illinois. Married, February 15, 1899, Minnie Smith, daughter of
Curtis and jNIary L. (Wilson) Smith, born in Clark County. Illinois,
March 28, 1878.

9. Hannah Burnema Canaday, born February 11, 1875. Resides
near Wells, Illinois. ]Married, July 29, 1894, John Henry Leasure, son
of Casper and Mary E. (Baxter) Leasure, born in W^ashington County,
Maryland, February 4, 1869. Children: (1) Willia7n C. Leasure, born
June 19, 1895; (2) Charley V. Leasure, born July 16, 1899.

10. Charles Richard Canaday, born December 31, 1876.

11. Obadiah Canaday, born Axigust 1. 1880.

12. Mabel Canaday, born February 2, 1883.

2. Sarah Evans was born in Vigo County, Indiana, Xo-
vember i6, 1840, died February 5, 1867. Resided in Sullivan
and Vigo Counties, Indiana. Married, February, 1861, Wil-
liam M. Denney, son of John Wade and Sarah (Gaskins)
Denney, born in Monroe County, Indiana, April 21. Chil-
dren:

1. Jidia A. Denney, born July 16, 1862. Eesides near Sullivan,
Indiana. Married, March 1, 1883, Manning E. Drake, son of Manning
and Margaret (Armstrong) Drake, born in Sullivan County, Indiana,
October 19, 1854. Children: (1) Bay Drake, born May 14, 1885;

(2) Goldie D. Drake, born November 30, 1887; (3) Charles Claud
Drake, born Septeml^er 26, 1891; (4) Lalo Drake, born August 21,
1894.

2. Sarah I. Druncy. horn ^May (i. 1865. died June 26. 1890. Resided
near Shelburn, and then Lewis, Indiana. Married, November 13, 1884,
Adam C. Miller, sod of Samuel E. and Elizabeth J. (Carrithers) Miller,
born in Lawrence County, Illinois, ^larch 21, 1857, now residing near
Shelburn, Indiana. Children: (1) Cora May Miller, born September 5,
1885. died September 24. 1885; (2) Floyd Miller, born March 21. 1S87:

(3) Jennie Miller, born May 12, 1890, died August 9, 1890.

3. John. Milton Evans was born in Sullivan County.



330 THE KESTER FAMILY PART II.

Indiana, June i8, 1845. Resides near Wells, Illinois. Mar-
ried, October 9, 1872, Mary E. Maddox, daughter of Lewis
and Rachael (Reynolds) Maddox, born in Crawford County,
Illinois, August 4, 1849, died May 2, 1882. Married, June
29, 1884, Naomi F. Edwards, daughter of Levi and Elvira
A. (Howe) Edwards, born in Clark County, Illinois, June 3,
1853. Child :

1. Wade 0. Evans, born July 1, 1877. Eesides at Katton, New Mex-
ico. Is principal of public schools. Married, April 23, 1901, Ethel
Culley, daughter of G-eorge T. and Sadie S. (White) Culley, born at
Chattanooga, Tennessee, February 23, 1883.

4. EHsa D. Evans was born June 10, 1849, died March

25, iS54-

5. William S. Evans was born April 13, 1853, died Jan-
uary 18, 1869.

V. Milton Evans, son of Moses and Sarah (Kester)
Evans, was born in Indiana, January 23, 1816, died Octo-
ber 22, 1844, and is buried in Houston County, Texas. Re-
sided prior to his death in Houston County, Texas. Married,
June 16, 1836, Mary St. Clair, daughter of Eli and Fannie
(Siner) St. Clair, born in Kentucky, October 20, 1816, died
April 14, 1900. Children:

I. Matilda Angeline Evans was born in Vigo County, In-
diana, April 24, 1837. Resides at Bridgeton, Indiana. Mar-
ried, October 30, 1856, George C. Belt, son of Jared and Mary
(Saxton) Belt, born in Vigo County, Indiana, March 8, 1834.
Children :

1. Mary Isadora Belt, born June 13, 1858, died April 5, 1881.
Married, December 24, 1877, D. E. Mater, son of Ira and Lydia
(Straughn) Mater, born near Rockwell, Indiana, May 7, 1855. died
August 15, 1887. Children: (1) Lulu May Ifofer,' born December 18,
1878, died February 5, 1879; (2) Autumn Mater, born September 8,
1880. Eesides near Eosedale, Indiana. Married, December 24, 1901,
Maude Webb, daughter of John H. and Laura M. (Wimmer) Webb,
born at Bellmore, Indiana, September 7, 1878.

2. Ferley P. Belt, born February 28, 1860. Eesides near Freedom,
Kansas. Is married.



THE KESTER FAMILY — PART II. 33I

3. George W. Belt, born July 8, 1861. Resides near Columbus,
Kansas. Is married.

4. Bosecians S. Belt, born September 29, 1SG3. Kesides near
Stippsville, Kansas. Is married.

5. Charley Parle Belt, born November 18, 1865. Resides at Bridge-
ton, Indiana. Married, August 20, 1889, Hattie Naomi Brubeek, daugli-
ter of William M. and Maria (Johns) Brubeek, born in Parke County,
Indiana, January 2, 1871. Children: (1) Shirley G. Belt, born April
3, 1890, died January 24, 1900; (2) Mattie C. Belt, born October 16,
1893; (3) Joe C. Belt, born July 16, 1895; (4) Orion M. Belt, born
March 7, 1898, died April 17, 1900.

6. Emma Cora Belt, born March 24, 1868. Resides near Bridgeton,
Indiana. Married Mr. Hartraan.

7. John Castle Belt, born March 4, 1870. Resides at Rosedale, In-
diana. Married, March 24, 1891, Ella Adams, daughter of Harvey M.
and America (Seybold) Adams, born near Jessup, Indiana, March 17,
1870. Children: (1) George Harcey Belt, born May 4, 1892; (2)
Walter Adams Belt, born December 3, 1893; (3) Mary Belt, born No-
vember 19, 1896.

8. Carlton C. Belt, born January 20, 1872. Resides at Columbus,
Kansas. Married, September 2, 1894, Cindora M. Datson, daughter of
John Jasper and Matilda (Powell) Datson, born in Kansas, June 9,
1877. Children: (1) Sylvanus R. Belt, born October, 1896; (2) George
C. Belt, born April, 1898.

9. Jennie Lola Belt, born March 29, 1874. Resides at Bridgeton,
Indiana. Married, December 22, 1892, Robert Peffley, son of David
and Mary M. (Michael) Peffley, born near Lena, Indiana, October 17,
1868. Children: (1) Icie Fern Peffley, born December 19, 1893; (2)
Frances Ethel Peffley, born August 17, 1895; (3) Grade Forest Peffley,
born December 5, 1896, died February 5, 1897; (4) Robert Pane Peffley,
born December 1, 1897; (5) Charles Peffley, born February 20, -1902.

10. Eimter Belt, born March 29, 1876, died October 8, 1876.

11. Flossie Belt, born September 23, 1877. Resides at Bridgeton,
Indiana. Married, May 26, 1899, Alva Crabb, son of Reuben and Mary
Crabb, who died August 3, 1900. .Child: Infant, born and died Decem-
ber 23, 1900.

2. Harden H. Evans was born January 31, 1839, died
February 23, 1862, unmarried.

3. Cynthia Jane Evans was born January 10. 1842, died
September 28, 1842.



332 THE KESTER FAMILY PART II.

4. Mary EH:jabeth Evans was born November 7, 1843,
died August, i8z^.

VI. Matilda. Evans, daughter of Moses and Sarah {Kes-
ter) Evans, was born in Vigo County, Indiana, July 3, 1818,
died May 22, 1897, and is buried at Sidney, Illinois. Moved
to Southern Indiana in 1837, to Terre Haute in 1841, to Cham-
pagne County, Illinois, in 1868, to Danville in 1875, ^^^ to
Sidney in 1890, where she resided until her death. Married,
September 19, 1837, James Siner, son of Benjamin and Mary
(Maladay) Siner, born in Virginia, October 7, 1806, died Sep-
tember 28, 1875. Children:

I. Sarah Siner was born in Vigo County, Indiana, Feb-
ruary 7, 1841. Resides near Sidney, Illinois. Married, May
6, 1858, Isaac W. Taylor, son of Jacob and Ellen (Whitti-
ker) Taylor, born in Vigo County, Indiana, February 4, 1834,
died January 7, 1865. Married, November 14, 1867, Richard
Towner, son of Elijah and Phoebe (Hicks) Towner, born
in Vigo County, Indiana, October 31, 1822. Children:

1. Matilda E. Taylor, born December 26, 1859. Eesides at Forrest,
Illinois, where her husband is a tile and brick manufacturer. Married,
July ], 1875, William A. McKiney, son of William and Catherine
(Smiley) McKiney, born in Decatur County, Indiana, March 25, 1852.
Children: (1) Josie M. McKiney, born June 27, 1877. Resides at For-
rest, Illinois. Married, March 10, 1895, William Gundy, son of Edward
and Adaline (Eoush) Gundy, born in Newton County, Indiana, October 1,
1869. Child: (1) Esther Gundy, born March 29, 1896; (2) Wilbert
S. McKiney, born July 31, 1879, died May 10, 1885; (4) Mabel G. Mc-
Kiney, born November 10, 1881, died September 16, 1894; (5) Atlantia
McKiney, born March 10, 1884; (5) Ernest McKiney, born September 9,
1885. Married, June 25, 1903, Minnie Alley; (6) Ada McKiney, born
June 28, 1887. Married, October 7, 1903, Wm. H. Eudd; (7) Ethel Mc-
Kiney, born September 23, 1890, died December 30, 1890; (8) W. J.
McKiney, born November 10, 1892, died February 28, 1893; (9)
Hay McKiney, born March 22, 1894.

2. James T. Taylor, born January 26, 1863, died November, 1864.

3. Lilli^in A. Towner, born August 19, 1868. Eesides at Sidney,
Illinois. Married, September 23, 1886, Samuel D. McCoy, son of James
and Lucy Jano (Tyrie) McCoy, born in Clinton Countj^, Indiana, Janu-



THE KESTER FAMIEV — PART II. 333

ary 5, 1862. Children: (1) Etta Murlc McCoy, born August 18, 1887;
(2) Archie James McCoy, boru May 1, 1889; (3) Mamie Belle McCoy,
born February 3, 1892; (4) Floyd Eoscoe McCoy, born August 14, 1893;
(5) Paul Kester McCoy, born August 5, 1895.

4. Ada 0. Towner, born September 20, 1871. Besides near Sidney,
Illinois. Married, September 22, 1887, William T. McCormick, son of
James and Mary A. (Minor) McCormick, born in Edgar County, Illinois,
March 4, 1865. Children: (1) Bessie May McCormick, boru October 13,
1899; (2) Bertie James McCormicl-, boru September 23, 1891; (3)
3Iary Eva McCormick, born October 31, 1893; (4) Harry Gleason Mc-
Cormick, born January 24, 1895; (5) Ida May McCormick, born June 2,
1898; (6) Helen McCormick, born in 1901.

5. Ida A. Towner, born September 20, 1871. Besides at Homer,
Illinois, TrheTe her husband is a photographer. Married, September 25,
1889, James M. Duvall, son of Isaac Newton and Sarah Ann (Long)
Duvall, born at Coal Center, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1861. Children: (1)
Flossie B. Duvall, born October 26, 1890; (2) Frank L. Duvall, boru
December 11, 1891; (3) Beulah 0. Duvall, born October 7, 1893; (4)



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