Margaret Girton1,2

F, b. December 12, 1844, d. May 8, 1924
     Margaret Girton was buried at Girton Cemetery, left side, about 2 miles north of Rt. 40, Clay Co., Indiana.2,3 She was born on December 12, 1844 at Indiana.4,2 As of November 28, 1900,her married name was Poff.1 She married Peter Jackson Poff, son of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on November 28, 1900 at Clay Co., Indiana.3 Margaret Girton died on May 8, 1924 at Harmony, Clay Co., Indiana, at age 79.2,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 103, District 24, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana4
1920Dwelling 22, District 18, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana5

Family

Peter Jackson Poff b. November 26, 1836, d. September 21, 1921
Marriage*Margaret Girton married Peter Jackson Poff, son of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on November 28, 1900 at Clay Co., Indiana.3 

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S2319] Girton Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=85134&GRid=6909721&CRid=85134&
  3. [S1380] Melva M. (Girton) Sloan, "Descendants of William Girton (1740-1813)."
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

John Henry Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. May, 1862, d. 1932
FatherWilliam P. Poff1,2 b. circa 1833
MotherElizabeth Girton1,2 b. 1833
     John Henry Poff was buried at Lower Boone Cemetery, Reelsville, Putnam Co., Indiana.3,5 He was born in May, 1862 at Indiana.3,6 He married Emma Caroline Pickett circa 1884.6 John Henry Poff died in 1932.3,5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 618, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1880Dwelling 118, District 140, Council Grove City, Morris Co., Kansas2
1900Dwelling 216, District 34, Liberty Township, Hendricks Co., Indiana6
1910Dwelling 205, District 98, Floyd Township, Putnam Co., Indiana7
1920Dwelling 176, District 118, Center Township, Howard Co., Indiana8
1930Dwelling 75, District 4, Floyd Township, Putnam Co., Indiana9

Occupation

1880Laborer2
1900Section foreman6
1910Farmer7
1920Auto factory laborer8
1930Farmer9

Family

Emma Caroline Pickett b. February, 1863, d. 1934
Marriage*John Henry Poff married Emma Caroline Pickett circa 1884.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S404] Grace Cohn & Martha Williams, Lower Boone Cemetery, Clay Co., IN.
  4. [S1313] Gwen and Scott Boylan, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:185109&id=I11784124
  5. [S2292] Lower Boone Cemetery, Putnam Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GSsr=401&GRid=20635999&CRid=592086&df=all&
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S7523] Works Progress Administration, Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920.

Rachel Rosa Poff1,2

F, b. circa 1864
FatherWilliam P. Poff1,2 b. circa 1833
MotherElizabeth Girton1,2 b. 1833
     Rachel Rosa Poff was born circa 1864 at Indiana.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 618, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1880Dwelling 118, District 140, Council Grove City, Morris Co., Kansas2

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Jane Hice1,2

F, b. March 24, 1842, d. April 2, 1872
     Sarah Jane Hice was buried at Girton Cemetery, left side, about 2 miles north of Rt. 40, Clay Co., Indiana.2 She was born on March 24, 1842 at Pennsylvania.2 As of January 7, 1862,her married name was Poff.1 She married Henry Poff, son of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on January 7, 1862 at Clay Co., Indiana.1 Sarah Jane Hice died on April 2, 1872 at Clay Co., Indiana, at age 30.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 370, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana3

Family

Henry Poff b. March, 1839
Marriage*Sarah Jane Hice married Henry Poff, son of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on January 7, 1862 at Clay Co., Indiana.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  2. [S2319] Girton Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=85134&GRid=6909721&CRid=85134&
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Samuel P. "Sammy" Poff1,2,3

M, b. January 24, 1869, d. September 28, 1940
FatherHenry Poff1,2 b. March, 1839
MotherSarah Jane Hice1 b. March 24, 1842, d. April 2, 1872
     Samuel P. "Sammy" Poff was buried at Park Grove Cemetery, 1000 W. Houston St., Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma.4 He was born on January 24, 1869 at Indiana.4 He married Nettie Ida J. Watt circa 1890.5 Samuel P. "Sammy" Poff died on September 28, 1940 at Oklahoma at age 71.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 370, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1880Dwelling 53, District 127, Rock Creek, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas2
1900Dwelling 23, District 129, Cherokee Township, Montgomery Co., Kansas5
1910Dwelling 218, District 162, Ward 1, Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., Kansas6
1920Dwelling 70, District 195, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma7
1930Dwelling 99, District 5, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma3

Occupation

1900Farm laborer5
1910Carpenter6
1920Carpenter7
1930Carpenter3

Family

Nettie Ida J. Watt b. October 19, 1871, d. June 3, 1945
Marriage*Samuel P. "Sammy" Poff married Nettie Ida J. Watt circa 1890.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2317] Park Grove Cemetery, Tulsa Co., OK, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSiman=1&GScid=99200&GRid=10261161&CRid=99200&
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Thomas A. Parsons1,2,3

M, b. April 23, 1847, d. April 11, 1916
     Thomas A. Parsons was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.2 He was born on April 23, 1847 at North Carolina.1,2 He married Octavia Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on March 17, 1867 at Indiana.4,2 Thomas A. Parsons died on April 11, 1916 at age 68.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 101, Dick Johnson Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1880Dwelling 43, District 184, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana5
1900Dwelling 130, District 63, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana6
1910Dwelling 166, District 81, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana3

Occupation

1870Farmer1
1880Farmer5
1900Farmer6
1910Farmer3

Family

Octavia Poff b. March 11, 1852, d. November 23, 1924
Marriage*Thomas A. Parsons married Octavia Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on March 17, 1867 at Indiana.4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  8. [S569] Vigo County Marriage Index: 1818 - 1951, online http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/marriage

Sarah Emma Parsons1,2,3

F, b. April, 1868, d. 1944
FatherThomas A. Parsons1,2 b. April 23, 1847, d. April 11, 1916
MotherOctavia Poff1,2 b. March 11, 1852, d. November 23, 1924
     Sarah Emma Parsons was buried at Calcutta Cemetery, Brazil Township, Clay Co., Indiana.4 She was born in April, 1868 at Indiana.5,4 As of circa 1884,her married name was Oard.5 She married Joseph Barton Oard circa 1884.5,4 Sarah Emma Parsons died in 1944 at Indiana.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 101, Dick Johnson Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1880Dwelling 43, District 184, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana2
1880Dwelling 94, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., IndianaEnumerated in the household of her grandfather Samuel Poff2
1900Dwelling 215, District 7, Dick Johnson Township, Clay Co., Indiana5
1910Dwelling 48, District 8, Dick Johnson Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1920Dwelling 199, District 3, Dick Johnson Township, Clay Co., Indiana7
1930Dwelling 199, District 3, Dick Johnson Township, Clay Co., Indiana3
1940Dwelling 205, District 84-78, Sugar Creek Township, Vigo Co., Indiana8

Family

Joseph Barton Oard b. 1861, d. 1933
Marriage*Sarah Emma Parsons married Joseph Barton Oard circa 1884.5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2697] Calcutta Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Fred Oard obituary in an unknown edition.
  10. [S3485] Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830

Wilford Mercer1

M, b. circa 1836
     Wilford Mercer was born circa 1836 at West Virginia.2 He married Sarah Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on December 24, 1861 at Clay Co., Indiana.1

Family

Sarah Poff b. March 11, 1844, d. September 2, 1918
Marriage*Wilford Mercer married Sarah Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on December 24, 1861 at Clay Co., Indiana.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  2. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Katie Louise Eckels1

F, b. 1877, d. 1945
     Katie Louise Eckels was buried at Roselawn Memorial Park, 7500 North Clinton Road, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.1 She was born in 1877 at Indiana.2,1 As of August 24, 1902,her married name was Poff.3 She married Henry A. Poff, son of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers, on August 24, 1902 at Clay Co., Indiana.3 Katie Louise Eckels died in 1945 at Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 88, District 140, Ward 2, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana2
1920Dwelling 1, District 159, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana4
1930Dwelling 539, District 42, Ward 7, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana5

Family

Henry A. Poff b. 1870, d. January 16, 1947
Marriage*Katie Louise Eckels married Henry A. Poff, son of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers, on August 24, 1902 at Clay Co., Indiana.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2295] Roselawn Memorial Park, Vigo Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSmcid=47389293&GRid=62091848&CRid=86628&
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&

Sarah Ellen Lawson1,2

F, b. November, 1880, d. July 31, 1960
     Sarah Ellen Lawson was born in November, 1880 at Indiana.2 As of August 31, 1899,her married name was Poff.1 She married Flemon Wesley "Flem" Poff, son of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers, on August 31, 1899 at Clay Co., Indiana.1 Sarah Ellen Lawson died on July 31, 1960 at Clay Co., Indiana, at age 79.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 481, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1910Dwelling 122, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana3
1930Dwelling 505, District 10, Clinton Township, Vermilion Co., Indiana4
1940Dwelling 575, District 83-10, Blanford, Vermilion Co., Indiana5

Family

Flemon Wesley "Flem" Poff b. October 17, 1877, d. July 26, 1949
Marriage*Sarah Ellen Lawson married Flemon Wesley "Flem" Poff, son of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers, on August 31, 1899 at Clay Co., Indiana.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&

Henry B. Mercer1,2,3

M, b. October 20, 1862, d. December 30, 1950
FatherWilford Mercer1 b. circa 1836
MotherSarah Poff1 b. March 11, 1844, d. September 2, 1918
     Henry B. Mercer was buried at Lower Boone Cemetery, Reelsville, Putnam Co., Indiana.3 He was born on October 20, 1862 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.1,4 He married Sarah Margaret Girton on October 21, 1884 at Putnam Co., Indiana.2 Henry B. Mercer died on December 30, 1950 at Clay Co., Indiana, at age 88.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 94, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., IndianaEnumerated in the household of his grandfather Samuel Poff1
1900Dwelling 485, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana4
1910Dwelling 110, District 113, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana5
1920Dwelling 55, District 88, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana6
1930Dwelling 76, District 23, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana7
1940Dwelling 24, District 11-19, Perry, Clay Co., Illinois8
1940Dwelling 90, District 11-27A, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana8

Occupation

1900Farmer4
1910Farmer5
1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7

Family

Sarah Margaret Girton b. April 12, 1866, d. November 21, 1928
Marriage*Henry B. Mercer married Sarah Margaret Girton on October 21, 1884 at Putnam Co., Indiana.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S2292] Lower Boone Cemetery, Putnam Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GSsr=401&GRid=20635999&CRid=592086&df=all&
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Inez Poff1,2

F, b. 1905, d. 1916
FatherFlemon Wesley "Flem" Poff1,2 b. October 17, 1877, d. July 26, 1949
MotherSarah Ellen Lawson1,2 b. November, 1880, d. July 31, 1960
     Inez Poff was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.1 She was born in 1905 at Indiana.1,2 She died in 1916.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 122, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2

Citations

  1. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Plen F. Stevenson1,2,3,4

M, b. June 22, 1873, d. December 10, 1913
     Plen F. Stevenson was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.2 He was born on June 22, 1873 at Indiana.2 He married Sarah C. Poff, daughter of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers, on March 4, 1900 at Clay Co., Indiana.2,3 Plen F. Stevenson died on December 10, 1913 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana, at age 40.2,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 121, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1910Dwelling 61, District 22, Sugar Ridge Township, Clay Co., Indiana4

Occupation

1900Coal miner1
1910Coal miner4

Family

Sarah C. Poff b. October 22, 1875, d. January 10, 1963
Marriage*Plen F. Stevenson married Sarah C. Poff, daughter of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers, on March 4, 1900 at Clay Co., Indiana.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  3. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S7559] Indiana Works Projects Administration, Indiana, WPA Death Index, 1882-1920.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

William Lee Carr1,2

M, b. July 15, 1869, d. October 2, 1950
     William Lee Carr was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.1 He married Sarah C. Poff, daughter of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers.1,2 William Lee Carr was born on July 15, 1869 at Indiana.1,2 He died on October 2, 1950 at age 81.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 32, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1940Dwelling 69, District 11-27A, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana3

Occupation

1930Street car line laborer2

Family

Sarah C. Poff b. October 22, 1875, d. January 10, 1963
Marriage*William Lee Carr married Sarah C. Poff, daughter of Samuel Wesley Poff and Sarah Elizabeth Myers.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

David B. Pilant1,2,3,4,5

M, b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
     David B. Pilant was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.1,4 He was born on March 18, 1838 at Henry Co., Indiana.1,6,4,5 He married Jane "Janie" Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, circa 1858.1,7 David B. Pilant died on May 19, 1909 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana, at age 71.8,4,5 He David B. Pilant, one of Clay county's oldest and most prosperous residents departed this life very suddenly yesterday morning about 9:30 o'clock at his residence in Van Buren township, one mile north of the Star mine school house. Mr. Pilant was around about his work yesterday (Wednesday) morning as usual, when he was attacked with a severe pain around the heart and went into the house and laid down on the bed and soon became unconscious, and death soon relieved his sufferings. Mr. Pilant has been under the care of a physician for several months, but his death was unexpected and comes as a severe shock to the bereaved family, who have the sympathy of scores of friends in their sad hours of affliction. He was born in Henry County, Indiana, March 18, 1838, and at his death was past 71 years of age. He leaves to mourn, wife and six children, as follows: Three sons, P. J., Milton and John Pilant, and three daughters, Mrs. Octavia Butts, Mary S. Thomas, and Eliza C. Jones, and several grandchildren and one brother, James Pilant, of this city. on May 20, 1909.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 617, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana7
1880Dwelling 98, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1900Dwelling 454, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana3

Occupation

1870Farmer7
1880Farmer2
1900Farmer3

Family

Jane "Janie" Poff b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
Marriage*David B. Pilant married Jane "Janie" Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, circa 1858.1,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  5. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  6. [S1380] Melva M. (Girton) Sloan, "Descendants of William Girton (1740-1813)."
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S7523] Works Progress Administration, Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920.
  9. [S3485] Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830
  10. [S6005] FamilySearch, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.
  11. [S8294] Nebraska State Historical Society State Library and Archives, Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  12. [S2798] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1410397

Peter J. Pilant1,2,3,4,5

M, b. August 20, 1864, d. May, 1927
FatherDavid B. Pilant1,6,3,7,4,5 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff1,6,3,4,5 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     Peter J. Pilant was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery, 4420 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.4 He was born on August 20, 1864 at Clay Co., Indiana; His death certificate has a birth year of 1865.2,4,5 He married Emma Waldecker on July 16, 1888 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 Peter J. Pilant married Minnie B. Whitehead on October 17, 1916 at Vigo Co., Indiana.5 Peter J. Pilant married Sylvia A. Mitchell on December 11, 1920 at Marion Co., Indiana.3,8 Peter J. Pilant died in May, 1927 at Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, at age 62.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 617, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1880Dwelling 98, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1900Dwelling 72, District 62, Ward 6, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska9

Occupation

1880Farm laborer1
1900Day laborer9

Family 1

Emma Waldecker b. February 10, 1872, d. 1952
Marriage*Peter J. Pilant married Emma Waldecker on July 16, 1888 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 
Children

Family 2

Minnie B. Whitehead b. September 25, 1875, d. February 12, 1962
Marriage*Peter J. Pilant married Minnie B. Whitehead on October 17, 1916 at Vigo Co., Indiana.5 

Family 3

Sylvia A. Mitchell b. circa 1862
Marriage*Peter J. Pilant married Sylvia A. Mitchell on December 11, 1920 at Marion Co., Indiana.3,8 

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S3485] Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830
  4. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  5. [S6005] FamilySearch, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  8. [S11265] Unknown compiler, Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

David Milton Pilant1,2,3,4

M, b. February 3, 1867, d. November 14, 1944
FatherDavid B. Pilant1,2,5,3,6 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff1,2,3,6 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     David Milton Pilant was buried at Friendly Grove Cemetery, Lewis, Clay Co., Indiana.4,6 He was born on February 3, 1867 at Clay Co., Indiana.6 He married Martha J. Butts on October 15, 1895 at Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska.3 David Milton Pilant died on November 14, 1944 at Clay Co., Indiana, at age 77.6

Census Records

1870Dwelling 617, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1880Dwelling 98, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1910Dwelling 112, District 24, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana7
1920Dwelling 133, District 78-60, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana8
1930Dwelling 212, District 60, Pierson, Vigo Co., Indiana9
1940Dwelling 107, District 11-16, Lewis, Clay Co., Indiana10

Occupation

1880Farm laborer1
1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8
1930Coal picker9

Family

Martha J. Butts b. January 9, 1869, d. April 2, 1958
Marriage*David Milton Pilant married Martha J. Butts on October 15, 1895 at Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S8294] Nebraska State Historical Society State Library and Archives, Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908.
  4. [S11453] Friendly Grove Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  6. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S6005] FamilySearch, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.
  12. [S5667] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  13. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

John Francis Pilant1,2,3,4,5

M, b. circa December, 1869, d. November, 1937
FatherDavid B. Pilant6,7,8 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff6,7 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     John Francis Pilant was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery, 4420 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana.9 He was born circa December, 1869 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.7 He married Sarah Jane Whitworth on April 13, 1893 at Clay Co., Indiana.2,10 John Francis Pilant married Mary Ella Davies on May 10, 1906 at Clay Co., Indiana.2,10 John Francis Pilant died in November, 1937.9,4,5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 617, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana7
1880Dwelling 98, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1900Dwelling 454, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana11
1910Dwelling 96, District 25, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1930Dwelling 23, District 30, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana3

Occupation

1900Coal miner11
1910Coal miner1
1930Coal mine laborer3

Family 1

Sarah Jane Whitworth b. December 25, 1865, d. January 7, 1902
Marriage*John Francis Pilant married Sarah Jane Whitworth on April 13, 1893 at Clay Co., Indiana.2,10 
Children

Family 2

Mary Ella Davies b. July 27, 1876, d. October 23, 1925
Marriage*John Francis Pilant married Mary Ella Davies on May 10, 1906 at Clay Co., Indiana.2,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3479] Wabash Valley Obituary Index, online http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries
  5. [S7306] Unknown compiler, Indiana, United Methodist Church Records, 1837-1970.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  9. [S2778] Highland Lawn Cemetery, Vigo Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=pilant&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=17&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=29605952&CRid=85370&df=all&
  10. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  11. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S6005] FamilySearch, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.
  13. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&

Sarah Amanda/Arminta Pilant1,2,3

F, b. circa 1871, d. before November 29, 1899
FatherDavid B. Pilant1 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff1 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     Sarah Amanda/Arminta Pilant was born circa 1871 at Indiana.1 As of April 14, 1889,her married name was Butts.4 She married Joseph Butts on April 14, 1889 at Clay Co., Indiana.4,3 Sarah Amanda/Arminta Pilant died before November 29, 1899 at Clay Co., Indiana; Her husband Joseph remarried Sarah's sister on this date.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 98, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1

Family

Joseph Butts b. January 18, 1861, d. November 12, 1948
Marriage*Sarah Amanda/Arminta Pilant married Joseph Butts on April 14, 1889 at Clay Co., Indiana.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1380] Melva M. (Girton) Sloan, "Descendants of William Girton (1740-1813)."
  3. [S2798] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1410397
  4. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.

Lydia Catherine "Lida" Pilant1,2

F, b. June 30, 1877, d. February 9, 1959
FatherDavid B. Pilant3,1,4,2 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff3,1,2 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     Lydia Catherine "Lida" Pilant was buried at Clear Run Cemetery, Bridgeton, Parke Co., Indiana.2,5 She was born on June 30, 1877 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.6,2 As of June 9, 1895,her married name was Jones.1 She married Thomas T. Jones on June 9, 1895 at Harmony, Clay Co., Indiana.1 Lydia Catherine "Lida" Pilant died on February 9, 1959 at Brazil Township, Clay Co., Indiana, at age 81.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 98, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana3
1900Dwelling 412, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1910Dwelling 46, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana7
1920Dwelling 185, District 55, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana8
1930Dwelling 55, District 8, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana9
1940Dwelling 134, District 61-9, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana10

Occupation

1930Weaver9

Family

Thomas T. Jones b. November 10, 1875, d. May 24, 1942
Marriage*Lydia Catherine "Lida" Pilant married Thomas T. Jones on June 9, 1895 at Harmony, Clay Co., Indiana.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2798] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1410397
  2. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  5. [S3481] Clear Run Cemetery, Parke Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S6005] FamilySearch, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.

Whitman L. Pilant1,2,3

M, b. February 1, 1844, d. November 9, 1901
     Whitman L. Pilant was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.4 He was born on February 1, 1844 at Indiana.1,4 He married Sarah Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on October 15, 1865 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 Whitman L. Pilant died on November 9, 1901 at age 57.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 616, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana5
1880Dwelling 99, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1900Dwelling 212, District 63, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana6

Occupation

1870Farmer5
1880Farmer1
1900Farmer6

Family

Sarah Poff b. March 11, 1844, d. September 2, 1918
Marriage*Whitman L. Pilant married Sarah Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Sarah "Sally" Huff, on October 15, 1865 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S1380] Melva M. (Girton) Sloan, "Descendants of William Girton (1740-1813)."
  4. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Jennie Velnettie "Nettie" Pilant1,2,3,4,5

F, b. August 26, 1866, d. June 24, 1942
FatherWhitman L. Pilant1,6 b. February 1, 1844, d. November 9, 1901
MotherSarah Poff1,6 b. March 11, 1844, d. September 2, 1918
     Jennie Velnettie "Nettie" Pilant was born on August 26, 1866 at Lena, Parke Co., Indiana.3,5 As of November 5, 1884,her married name was Bouslog.2 She married William D. Bouslog on November 5, 1884 at Parke Co., Indiana.2,5 Jennie Velnettie "Nettie" Pilant died on June 24, 1942 at Edgar Co., Illinois, at age 75.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 616, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1880Dwelling 99, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1900Dwelling 173, District 63, Edgar Township, Edgar Co., Illinois3
1910Dwelling 199, District 40, Edgar Township, Edgar Co., Illinois7
1920Dwelling 199, District 43, Edgar Township, Edgar Co., Illinois4
1930Dwelling 227, District 4, Edgar Township, Edgar Co., Illinois8
1940Dwelling 88, District 23-4, Edgar Township, Edgar Co., Illinois9

Family

William D. Bouslog b. March 2, 1860, d. February 27, 1939
Marriage*Jennie Velnettie "Nettie" Pilant married William D. Bouslog on November 5, 1884 at Parke Co., Indiana.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2946] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2204&enc=1
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Maude Ivy "Maudie" Pilant1,2,3

F, b. December 28, 1875, d. 1942
FatherWhitman L. Pilant1 b. February 1, 1844, d. November 9, 1901
MotherSarah Poff1 b. March 11, 1844, d. September 2, 1918
     Maude Ivy "Maudie" Pilant was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.3 She was born on December 28, 1875 at Indiana.4,5,6 As of November 26, 1893,her married name was Girton.5 She married Andrew Emerson "Andy" Girton on November 26, 1893 at Parke Co., Indiana.5,6 Maude Ivy "Maudie" Pilant died in 1942.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 99, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1900Dwelling 515, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana4
1910Dwelling 60, District 114, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana2
1920Dwelling 197, District 55, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana7
1930Dwelling 109, District 8, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana8
1940Dwelling 45, District 60-12, Taylor, Owen Co., Indiana9

Family

Andrew Emerson "Andy" Girton b. December 27, 1872, d. February 5, 1942
Marriage*Maude Ivy "Maudie" Pilant married Andrew Emerson "Andy" Girton on November 26, 1893 at Parke Co., Indiana.5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2294] Poff Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=41&GScid=86437&GRid=27198853&CRid=86437&
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1303] Reynolds, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1787309&id=I85042841
  6. [S1380] Melva M. (Girton) Sloan, "Descendants of William Girton (1740-1813)."
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S7523] Works Progress Administration, Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920.

Alva Jackson "Jack" Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. March 17, 1900
FatherFlemon Wesley "Flem" Poff1 b. October 17, 1877, d. July 26, 1949
MotherSarah Ellen Lawson1 b. November, 1880, d. July 31, 1960
     Alva Jackson "Jack" Poff was born on March 17, 1900 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.1,3 He married Clara Spaulding circa 1916.6,7,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 481, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1910Dwelling 122, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1920Dwelling 56, District 59, Raccoon Township, Parke Co., Indiana4
1930Dwelling 486, District 10, Clinton Township, Vermilion Co., Indiana6

Occupation

1930Coal miner6

Family

Clara Spaulding b. March 7, 1899, d. April, 1974
Marriage*Alva Jackson "Jack" Poff married Clara Spaulding circa 1916.6,7,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2312] Fort Wayne News Sentinel, From the Delores Jean Laubert obituary in the Jan 18, 2009 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1115] Tribune-Star, From the Virginia Rose Brandenburg obituary in the Oct 3, 2007 edition.
  8. [S7523] Works Progress Administration, Indiana, WPA Birth Index, 1880-1920.

Sarah Margaret Girton1

F, b. April 12, 1866, d. November 21, 1928
     Sarah Margaret Girton was buried at Lower Boone Cemetery, Reelsville, Putnam Co., Indiana.2 She was born on April 12, 1866 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.3 As of October 21, 1884,her married name was Mercer.1 She married Henry B. Mercer, son of Wilford Mercer and Sarah Poff, on October 21, 1884 at Putnam Co., Indiana.1 Sarah Margaret Girton died on November 21, 1928 at Putnam Co., Indiana, at age 62.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 485, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana3
1910Dwelling 110, District 113, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana4
1920Dwelling 55, District 88, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana5

Family

Henry B. Mercer b. October 20, 1862, d. December 30, 1950
Marriage*Sarah Margaret Girton married Henry B. Mercer, son of Wilford Mercer and Sarah Poff, on October 21, 1884 at Putnam Co., Indiana.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  2. [S2292] Lower Boone Cemetery, Putnam Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GSsr=401&GRid=20635999&CRid=592086&df=all&
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Rella Maude Mercer1,2

F, b. April 10, 1887, d. October, 1979
FatherHenry B. Mercer1,3 b. October 20, 1862, d. December 30, 1950
MotherSarah Margaret Girton1,3 b. April 12, 1866, d. November 21, 1928
     Her Social Security Number was 316-38-9302.4 Rella Maude Mercer was born on April 10, 1887 at Indiana.1,2,4 As of December 28, 1916,her married name was Thompson.2 She married Ira Thompson on December 28, 1916 at Putnam Co., Indiana.2 Rella Maude Mercer died in October, 1979 at Indiana at age 92.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 485, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1910Dwelling 110, District 113, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana3
1920Dwelling 66, District 212, Burnham, Cook Co., Illinois5
1930Dwelling 291, District 11-12, Harrison Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1940Dwelling 321, District 11-14, Harrison Township, Clay Co., Indiana7

Family

Ira Thompson b. December 31, 1876, d. June, 1972
Marriage*Rella Maude Mercer married Ira Thompson on December 28, 1916 at Putnam Co., Indiana.2 

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Roscoe Melvin Mercer1,2,3,4

M, b. September 28, 1888, d. February 7, 1966
FatherHenry B. Mercer1,5 b. October 20, 1862, d. December 30, 1950
MotherSarah Margaret Girton1,5 b. April 12, 1866, d. November 21, 1928
     Roscoe Melvin Mercer was buried at Calcutta Cemetery, Brazil Township, Clay Co., Indiana.4 His Social Security Number was 306-38-1477.6 He was born on September 28, 1888 at Brazil, Clay Co., Indiana.1,6,3,7 He married Bessie Boyd on October 16, 1910 at Putnam Co., Indiana.7 Roscoe Melvin Mercer died on February 7, 1966 at Brazil Township, Clay Co., Indiana, at age 77.6,4 He BRAZIL, Ind. - Roscoe M. Mercer, 77, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday in the Clay County Hospital. He was a member of Canaan Methodist Church. He is survived by the widow, Bessie; a son, Melvin, RR 1, Carbon; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Summers, RR 3, Brazil and Mrs. Marjorie Adamson, RR 2, Brazil; a brother, George, RR 1, Reelsville; three sisters, Mrs. Rella Thompson, Clay City; Mrs. Virgie Lane, RR 3, Brazil, and Mrs. Zola McCullough, RR, Reelsville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. on February 8, 1966.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 485, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1910Dwelling 110, District 113, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana5
1920Dwelling 124, District 17, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1930Dwelling 31, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana8
1940Dwelling 24, District 11-27A, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana9

Occupation

1910Farm laborer5
1920Farmer2
1930Farmer8
1940Carpenter9

Family

Bessie Boyd b. February 20, 1890, d. July 25, 1972
Marriage*Roscoe Melvin Mercer married Bessie Boyd on October 16, 1910 at Putnam Co., Indiana.7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S568] Terre Haute Tribune, From the Roscoe M. Mercer obituary in the Feb 8, 1966 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

George Lezenby Mercer1,2,3,4

M, b. January 30, 1898, d. December 17, 1991
FatherHenry B. Mercer1,5,6 b. October 20, 1862, d. December 30, 1950
MotherSarah Margaret Girton1,5 b. April 12, 1866, d. November 21, 1928
     His Social Security Number was 310-10-3946.7 George Lezenby Mercer was buried at Calcutta Cemetery, Brazil Township, Clay Co., Indiana.8 He was born on January 30, 1898 at Indiana.1,7,3,4 He married Mina Lena Moore on April 27, 1918 at Putnam Co., Indiana.4 George Lezenby Mercer died on December 17, 1991 at age 93.7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 485, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1910Dwelling 110, District 113, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana5
1920Dwelling 174, District 17, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana2
1930Dwelling 121, District 23, Washington Township, Putnam Co., Indiana9
1940Dwelling 24, District 11-19, Perry, Clay Co., Illinois6

Occupation

1920Farmer2
1930Garage machinist9
1940Farmer6

Family

Mina Lena Moore b. March 25, 1900, d. July 14, 1991
Marriage*George Lezenby Mercer married Mina Lena Moore on April 27, 1918 at Putnam Co., Indiana.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S2697] Calcutta Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S443] Indianapolis Star, From the Marcus Wayne Mercer obituary in the May 17, 2012 edition.

Octavia M. Pilant1,2,3

F, b. January 12, 1860, d. October 30, 1948
FatherDavid B. Pilant1,4,3 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff1,3 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     Octavia M. Pilant was buried at Poff Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.3 She was born on January 12, 1860 at Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana.3 As of April 2, 1877,her married name was White.2 She married Delaney DeWilton White on April 2, 1877 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 As of August 27, 1891,her married name was Allen.2 Octavia M. Pilant married Thomas R. Allen on August 27, 1891 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 As of November 25, 1899,her married name was Butts.2 Octavia M. Pilant married Joseph Butts on November 25, 1899 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 Octavia M. Pilant died on October 30, 1948 at Clay Co., Indiana, at age 88.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 617, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana1
1880Dwelling 262, District 184, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana5
1900Dwelling 456, District 22, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana6
1910Dwelling 62, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana7
1930Dwelling 73, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana8
1940Dwelling 9, District 11-27A, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana9

Family 1

Delaney DeWilton White b. circa 1848, d. December 9, 1897
Marriage*Octavia M. Pilant married Delaney DeWilton White on April 2, 1877 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 
Children

Family 2

Thomas R. Allen b. 1865, d. 1899
Marriage*Octavia M. Pilant married Thomas R. Allen on August 27, 1891 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 
Child

Family 3

Joseph Butts b. January 18, 1861, d. November 12, 1948
Marriage*Octavia M. Pilant married Joseph Butts on November 25, 1899 at Clay Co., Indiana.2 

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  3. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  4. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1221] Genealogy of Lou Pero, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=loupero&id=I7020
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Mary Sophronia Pilant1,2,3

F, b. March 27, 1862, d. March 13, 1933
FatherDavid B. Pilant4,3,5 b. March 18, 1838, d. May 19, 1909
MotherJane "Janie" Poff4,3 b. April 29, 1842, d. October 29, 1933
     Mary Sophronia Pilant was buried at Calcutta Cemetery, Brazil Township, Clay Co., Indiana.6,3 She was born on March 27, 1862 at Clay Co., Indiana.7,6,3 As of December 1, 1877,her married name was Thomas.1 She married William C. Thomas on December 1, 1877 at Clay Co., Indiana.1,6,3 Mary Sophronia Pilant died on March 13, 1933 at Carbon, Clay Co., Indiana, at age 70.6,3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 617, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana4
1880Dwelling 105, District 224, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana8
1900Dwelling 136, District 53, Jackson Township, Parke Co., Indiana7
1910Dwelling 45, District 23, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana9
1920Dwelling 105, District 17, Van Buren Township, Clay Co., Indiana10
1930Dwelling 124, District 21, Carbon, Clay Co., Indiana11

Family

William C. Thomas b. June 27, 1849, d. June 20, 1932
Marriage*Mary Sophronia Pilant married William C. Thomas on December 1, 1877 at Clay Co., Indiana.1,6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S418] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1800-1941.
  2. [S1380] Melva M. (Girton) Sloan, "Descendants of William Girton (1740-1813)."
  3. [S5629] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1301] Brazil Times, From the David B. Pilant obituary in the May 20, 1909 edition.
  6. [S2697] Calcutta Cemetery, Clay Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Clara Jane Thomas Martin obituary in an unknown edition.
  13. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Thora E. Boswel obituary in an unknown edition.