Thursday, October 18, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 42

Samuel Allman

Samuel Alllman was born in 1815 in Virginia to Philip Jonas and Lucinda VanDeveer Allman, also spelled Ahlmann.

He married Rebecca Ann Hatton in Bartholomew County, Indiana on February 12, 1835. Together they had 6 children: Mary Ann, who is my great-great-grandmother, John William, Minerva, Nancy Ellen, Philip, and Rufus. Rebecca died shortly after the birth of Rufus.

In the 1850 census in Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana, Samuel was about 30 years old and a farmer. Allman is spelled Aulman in this census. Rebecca A. is listed as 27. The children are: Mary A., 13, John, 11, Minerva, 9, Nancy E., 4 and Philip is listed as 0. They are living next to a William Allman, age 22, which could be a brother to Samuel, but I have not proven that.

On December 31, 1852, Samuel married Mary Ann Hall in Jackson County, Indiana. They had 6 children: Sarah, Pernette, Samuel M., William Riley, Joseph B. and Lucinda.

In 1860, the census shows the family in Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana still. Samuel is still farming and is 51 years old. His wife Mary is 33. The children in the home are: John, 22, Nancy, 12, Philip, 10, Rufus, 9, Sarah, 7, Pernette, 5, Samuel is 1.

Samuel died in November of 1876, in Jackson County, Indiana. He was about 61 years old. Mary died about 10 years after on February 25, 1886.

Samuel Allman obituary in the Jackson County Banner on November 16, 1876:

Death of Samuel Allman

It is with regret we chronicle the death of SAMUEL ALLMAN, who for many years resided in the bottom on the west side of the river. In appearance he was a perfect picture of the original backwoodsman. His rifle and his dog were his inseparable companions. As a marksman he was the equal of David Crocket or Daniel Boone, and it was but seldom that his game did not did not drop at the pull of the trigger of his faithful gun. Throughout life, he remained a poor man, and a rude log cabin has been all the home he and his family have ever known. Yet he was happy and contented, perhaps far more so than many who fared better in this world's goods. He was a strong Democrat, and it grieved him that he was not able to come to town on election day to vote for Tilden and Hendricks. He was possessed of a good disposition, and was strictly honest. He was about 60 years of age.

I have a bit of work to do. I have had trouble finding documents on him.

Sources:
1850 Census; Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana; Roll: M432_152; Page: 205A; Image: 416; Ancestry.com
1860 Census; Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana; Roll: M653_268; Page: 567; Family History Library Film: 803268
Indiana Marriages Database through 1850. Indiana State Library. http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm: accessed 3 July 2014.
Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Obituary; Jackson County Banner; Brownstown, Indiana; Thursday, November 16, 1876; Page 5; Newspapers.com.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 41

George David Bohall

George Bohall was born in Meade County, Kentucky on April 17, 1819, to Joseph and Sarah Milstead Bohall. He was the oldest of 8 children.

On September 11, 1841, George Married Catherine Draper in Jackson County, Indiana. Together they raised 4 children: Elizabeth Ellen, my Great-great-grandmother, Joseph, John Dudley and James Seth.

I found George in the 1850 Census in Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County, Indiana. In this entry Bohall is spelled Bohol. He is 36, his wife Catherine is 33, the children in the home are Joseph, 7, Elizabeth E., 5, John, 3, and James is one years old. The next two houses are listed as his brother William and his family and next to him, their parents Joseph and Sarah. This census does not list occupation.

In the 1860 census, again in Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County, Indiana, George is 45. He is listed as a carpenter. Catherine is 41, and the children in the household are: Elizabeth, 16, John, 14 and James is 12.

In the 1870 Census, George is 52 and listed as a farmer.  They are still at the same place, Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County, Indiana. He and Catherine are alone. She is 51 years old.

The Bohalls were known for their baskets. This is what George did, at least part of the time.

Sources:
Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001; Page 269; FHL Film Number 001314624; FamilySearch.
1850 Census; Grassy Fork, Jackson, Indiana; Roll: M432_152; Page: 227B; Image: 461; Ancestry.com
1860 Census; Grassy Fork, Jackson, Indiana; Roll: M653_268; Page: 601; Family History Library Film: 8032685; Ancestry.com
1870 Census; Grassy Fork, Jackson, Indiana; Roll: M593_326; Page: 362B; Family History Library Film: 545825; Ancestry.com

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 40

James C. Carmer

James was born in 1820, in Ohio, to John and Margaret Carmer. I have been unable to find his exact birth date, so far, and the only place of birth is listed as Ohio.

James married Lavina Harris on the 30th of January, 1853, in Bartholomew County, Indiana. They raised their 9 children; Charles Clyde, James, Jr., Clarence Eugene, Lizzie, William S., Alfaretta, Curtis, Samuel and John Carmer, in Bartholomew County.

In 1860, in the census of Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana, the family is listed as follows: James, 40, Lavina, 23, Samuel, 5, John, 3, and Alfaretta is 1 years old. James occupation is Cooper.

Private James C. Carmer was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted on the 24th of February, 1862, into Company A, Indiana 53rd Infantry Regiment. He mustered out on July 21, 1865 in Gainsville, Kentucky.

In the 1880 census of Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Indiana, James and family were living at 17 First Street, Elizabethtown, Indiana. He was 60 years old and Lavinia is 44. The children in the household at the time are William S., 16, Lizzie is 14, Clarence, 9, James C. Jr., 7 and Charles is 5. James is working as a Cooper still.

A cooper was a person who made buckets, barrels and all kinds of containers. They worked with metal and wood.

James died on February 21, 1890, at the age of 70, in Bartholomew County, Indiana. He was buried in the Sandcreek Cemetery, in Azalia, Indiana. The inscription on his stone is: G.A.R. Co. 53rd Ind. Inf.

His Obituary was found in the Republic, Columbus, Indiana. (source below)

Departed.
To the Member of James Moffit Post, No. 223. G.A.R.

Comrades:-One by one, as the years roll on, the members of the Grand Army, fulfilling the demands of nature, drop by the wayside and are known no more among their fellows.

To our organization death comes with a peculiar sadness, for we realize that the chair made vacant can not be filled again, and that the time will come, in the not distant future, when the "assembly" will not be sounded and the roll of the Grand Army will be called in vain.

Comrade James C. Carmer, after a short illness, died at Elizabethtown, Ind., Feb. 21, 1890, in the 70th year of his age. He was one of the charter members of the post. He enlisted in company A, 53d Indiana volunteers, Feb. 1, 1862, and was mustered out of service July 21, 1865, having faithfully served his country 3 years and 5 months and over.

Of late years he was totally disabled from the performance of any manual labor, as the result of disease contracted in the army. Comrade Carmer showed his devotion to his country in the hour of her peril. He deserves to be kindly remembered by those who are living to enjoy the fruits of the victories gained in the great struggle for National unity.

He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the loss of a good husband and kind father. To these afflicted ones the post extends its sympathy and its well wishes.

                                                                                           John B. Anderson,
                                                                                           Alex. W. Dean,
                                                                                           D. A. Thompson, 
                                                                                           Committee.
                                                                                           Elizabethtown, Ind., March 7, 1890.

This is the family of my son-in-law.

Sources:
1860 Census; Azalia, Bartholomew, Indiana; Roll: M653_244; Page: 450; Family History Library Film: 803244; Ancestry.com
National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.
1880 Census; Elizabethtown, Bartholomew, Indiana; Roll: 266; Page: 215B; Enumeration District: 013; Ancestry.com.
Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845, 22 rolls); Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Ancestry.com.
Obituary: The Republic, Columbus, Indiana; Saturday, March 8, 1890; Page 4

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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 42

Samuel Allman Samuel Alllman was born in 1815 in Virginia to Philip Jonas and Lucinda VanDeveer Allman, also spelled Ahlmann. He marrie...