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Subject:  Re: CREMEAN/GRAYLESS

          Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 00:16:53 -0700 (MST)
          From: Shirley Palmer shirley@azstarnet.com To: drg@execpc.com
          Ref: 1, 2

Dr. Gradeless, I apologize for the file. I thought I had saved it to text when in fact I had saved it to Rich Text Format. That format is great for some uses because it does retain the formatting, but obviuosly it didn't work for you. I had not realized that my Genealogy application was saving to that format. The file I have attached now is in plain text with line breaks. I was able to open it with Simple Text, which is a Macintosh application for ASCII files. I hope you will find this one easier to work with. I appreciate your efforts on my behalf. There is another researcher in hte Phoenix area with whom I have been corresponding who is also eagerly awaiting your information. We have really been banging our heads on this line. Thank you, Shirley Name: Cremean Type: Plain Text (text/plain) Shirley KOOGLER PALMER E-Mail: shirley@azstarnet.com Tucson, Arizona 85718-6311 USA Researching: BAXTER, BYERLY, DRIVER, EARLY, KELLER, KOOGLER, LEEDY, MILLER, RICHARDS, RIDENOUR, VERBRYKE, WENGER BRANHAM, CHAMBERS, CHURCHILL, COATS, DE JONG (DEYOUNG)LE VALLEY, MADDEROM, PALMER, VANDENBERG, WRIGHT and many more.
Subject: genealogy Date: Sun, 16 Feb 1997 18:02:31 -0800 From: "James H. Gradeless" Celt@interpath.com To: drg@execpc.com I was surfing and ran across your home page. Keep up the good work. My sister in Kinston NC and I are still plugging away at our families. I don't know if you are interested any further with our group or not. If you are and we find something substantial, we will gladly forward it. Got to eat some vitals, wife is calling me to the table.
Subject: Timothy Grayless of Dorchester Co MD Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 22:47:24, -0500 From: FFQE22A@prodigy.com ( PATRICK RUSSELL) To: drg@execpc.com Donald, I would be very interested in information on the Grayless family. Until now, I had only seen Jesse as the probable father of Philadelphia and no mother known. If there is anything I can do to help supply Cremean descendants, please let me know. Patrick Russell 1465 Scenic Club Drive Westerville, OH 43081 FFQE22A@prodigy.com
Subject: CREMEAN Marriages Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 21:03:56 -0700 (MST) From: Shirley Palmer shirley@azstarnet.com To: drg@execpc.com Dr. Gradeless, Thank you for the list of Ross County marriages. I must have gotten that information from you, or from someone else you had given it to. My records had the Volume and page numbers listed for the marriages that I can trace to my family. If you have any information on the ancestors of Curtis and Philadelphia (Grayless) Cremean, I would really appreciate knowing where to look. I am also, of course, interested in all of the descendants of Curtis and Philadelphia, especially their daughter Keziah and their son Pearson. Thank you for remembering me. Shirley in Tucson Shirley KOOGLER PALMER E-Mail: shirley@azstarnet.com Tucson, Arizona 85718-6311 USA Researching BAXTER, BRANHAM, BYERLY, CHAMBERS, CHURCHILL, COATS, CREMEAN, DE JONG (DEYOUNG) DRIVER, EARLY, KELLER, KOOGLER, LE VALLEY, LEEDY, MADDEROM, MILLER, PALMER, RICHARDS, RIDENOUR, VANDENBERG, VERBRYKE, WEAVER, WENGER, WRIGHT
Subject: Re: CREMEAN Marriages Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 08:55:12 -0700 (MST) From: Shirley Palmer shirley@azstarnet.com To: drg@execpc.com Ref: 1 Dr Gradeless, Thank you again for all of the information. I have not entered this into my computer yet, but I really appreciate that you included the sources. I am sure there will be new information in these messages. My husband's Palmers are not descended from the Walter Palmer line. I have seen a lot of information on that line. The first Palmer of whom we have record is John B Palmer who shows up in Illinois in 1846 when he married Artemissa Churchill. I have more on the Churchill line, but I have run into some problems there. According to family Bible records, John Palmer was born in England in 1820. Thank you again for sending me this information. Shirley in Tucson Shirley KOOGLER PALMER E-Mail: shirley@azstarnet.com Tucson, Arizona 85718-6311 USA Researching BAXTER, BRANHAM, BYERLY, CHAMBERS, CHURCHILL, COATS, CREMEAN, DE JONG (DEYOUNG) DRIVER, EARLY, KELLER, KOOGLER, LE VALLEY, LEEDY, MADDEROM, MILLER, PALMER, RICHARDS, RIDENOUR, VANDENBERG, VERBRYKE, WEAVER, WENGER, WRIGHT
Subject: re: GRAYLESS Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 21:32:42 -0400 From: jpruss jpruss@prodigy.net To: DrG@execpc.com I'm researching Jesse Grayless, father of Philadelphia who m Curtis Cremean. Patrick Russell 1465 Scenic Club Drive Westerville, OH 43081 jpruss@prodigy.net
Subject: Re: GRAYLESS Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 22:07:12 -0400 From: jpruss jpruss@prodigy.net Organization: Prodigy Internet To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2 Donald, Thanks much for the information. I don't have Trephena's ancestors and would appreciate the help on this line. Patrick
Subject: Re: GRAYLESS Date: Sun, 01 Jun 1997 12:52:11 -0400 From: jpruss jpruss@prodigy.net Organization: Prodigy Internet To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3, 4 Donald, I sent this after receiving the info on Trephina (for which I'm very grateful), but it must be drifting in cyberspace. Hope this gets through.. Curtis CREMEAN m. in Maryland, Philadelphia GREYLESS, b. 1766, Caroline Co, MD, (daughter of Jesse GREYLESS and Trephena JOHNSON) d. 1854, Allen Co, OH. Curtis died 1820, Ross Co, OH. I. Smith CREMEAN b. 4 Jan 1787, Maryland, m. 24 Dec 1807, in Ross Co, OH, Mary "Polly" DILLON, b. 27 Sep 1789, Maryland, d. 30 Jun 1880, Allen Co, OH, bur: Allentown Cem, Allen Co, OH. Smith died 28 Jul 1858, Allen Co, OH, bur: Allentown Cem, Allen Co, OH, Mil: War of 1812. said to have been wounded in the War of 1812, rode with Col Johnson from KY, was in Battle of the Thames and that Chief Cornstalk warned them there was going to be a battle and to go to Ft Biggs near Cincinnati. Mary: said to have been born within 5 or 6 miles of Mt Vernon, VA and of Pennsylvania Dutch descent A. Eleanor CREMEAN b. 22 Nov 1811, Ross Co, OH, m. 23 Dec 1828, in Ross Co, OH, Aaron SHOBE. Eleanor died 14 Mar 1879, Allen Co, OH. B. Edward CREMEAN b. (1814), Ross Co, OH, m. 15 Feb 1837, in Allen Co, OH, Mary POVENMIRE. Edward died 11 Mar 1860. C. Henrietta CREMEAN b. Ross Co, OH, m. 15 Feb 1837, in Allen Co, OH, Isaac POVENMIRE. Henrietta died 1 Apr 1866. D. James C. CREMEAN b. Ross Co, OH, m. 24 Nov 1838, in Allen Co, OH, Mary Ann SUMMERSET. E. Smith D. CREMEAN b. Ross Co, OH, m. 19 Jun 1844, in Allen Co, OH, Sarah A. BOWERSOCK. F. Curtis D. CREMEAN b. Ross Co, OH, m. 27 Oct 1839, in Allen Co, OH, Sarah C. JOHN. Curtis died 5 Jan 1892. G. Mary J. CREMEAN b. Ross Co, OH, m. 12 Dec 1845, in Allen Co, OH, Jacob CRITES. Mary died 12 Sep 1859. H. Stephen D. CREMEAN b. Ross Co, OH, m. (1) 5 Nov 1848, in Allen Co, OH, Tamsey JOHN, m. (2) 5 Sep 1888, in Allen Co, OH, Catherine DAVIDSON. Stephen died 25 Oct 1893. I. William Jackson CREMEAN b. 26 Feb 1830, Ross Co, OH, m. 6 Nov 1851, in Allen Co, OH, Malvina SMITH, b. 24 Aug 1835, Allen Co, OH, (daughter of William Marion SMITH and Elizabeth NEELY) d. 23 Nov 1896, Allen Co, OH, bur: Allentown Cem, Allen Co, OH. William died 16 Jan 1903, Allen Co, OH, bur: Allentown Cem, Allen Co, OH. Co H, 179th OVI 23 Sep 1864 to 19 Jun 1865. Served near Nashville, contracted malarial fever. Malvina: said to be of Dutch descent 1. William Allen CREMEAN b. 7 Aug 1852, Allen Co, OH, m. 28 Feb 1875, in Allen Co, OH, Selina Jane "Jennie" DRURY. William died 2 Mar 1881, Joplin, MO. 2. Eliza Jane CREMEAN b. 7 Feb 1854, Allen Co, OH, m. 5 Dec 1875, in Allen Co, OH, Joshua DAVIDSON. Eliza died 5 Mar 1916, Ohio City, Van Wert Co, OH. 3. James Henry CREMEAN b. 3 Feb 1855, Allen Co, OH, m. 18 Mar 1875, in Allen Co, OH, Louisa Augusta BETHE. James died 17 Nov 1901, Allen Co, OH. 4. Francis Marion "Mike" CREMEAN b. 16 Oct 1857, Allen Co, OH, m. 22 Jan 1878, in Allen Co, OH, Melinda J. "Lynn" BOLENDER. Francis died Sep 1924, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA. 5. Edward Smith CREMEAN b. 25 Jan 1860, Allen Co, OH, m. 28 Jul 1884, Bertha Ann UNDERWOOD. Edward died 3 Oct 1933, Bald Knob, White Co, AR. 6. Henrietta Eveline "Nettie" CREMEAN b. 17 Oct 1861, Allen Co, OH, m. 17 Oct 1885, in Allen Co, OH, John C. BETHE. Henrietta died 14 Jan 1929, Allen Co, OH. 7. Emma Florence CREMEAN b. 12 Sep 1863, Allen Co, OH, m. 26 Dec 1886, in Allen Co, OH, Richard A. GROVE. Emma died 14 Oct 1915, Pueblo, Pueblo Co, CO. 8. John Nelson CREMEAN b. 26 Jun 1866, Allen Co, OH, m. Armitta Brand PETERS. John died 6 Jul 1920, Pueblo, Pueblo Co, CO. 9. Charles Warren CREMEAN b. 10 Dec 1867, Allen Co, OH, m. (1) 18 Nov 1894, in Allen Co, OH, Mary Blanche MOUSER, m. (2) in GA, Nanct TURNER. Charles died 9 Mar 1942, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA. 10 Louis Napoleon CREMEAN b. 2 Apr 1869, Allen Co, OH, m. 15 Oct 1892, in Allen Co, OH, Henrietta Josephine MILLER, b. 14 Jul 1874, Ohio, d. 24 Jan 1952, Allen Co, OH. Louis died 1 Mar 1938, Allen Co, OH. a. Alva Gail CREMEAN b. Jan 1894, Allen Co, OH. Lived in Greentown, IN 1967 b. Clyde Ashton CREMEAN b. 15 Apr 1895, Allen Co, OH, m. 3 Jun 1916, Hazel Ione RISON, b. 24 Apr 1897, Ohio, d. 16 Apr 1983, Allen Co, OH. Clyde died 4 Sep 1967, Allen Co, OH. (1) Thomas Lewis "Mick" CREMEAN b. 5 Jan 1918, Allen Co, OH, m. 9 Sep 1938, Virginia Cleta ___. Thomas died 11 Oct 1992, Allen Co, OH. (2) Warren James "Hap" CREMEAN b. 28 Jul 1920, Allen Co, OH, m. 17 Sep 1942, in Allen Co, OH, Maxine Louise ROSS, b. 11 Apr 1920, Allen Co, OH. (a) Michael Bruce CREMEAN b. 12 Oct 1943, Oklahoma City, OK, m. 10 Aug 1968, in Washington, DC, Karen Linnea MATTSON. Michael died 28 Feb 1991, Ilion, NY. (b) Stephen Paul CREMEAN b. 21 Oct 1945, Allen Co, OH, m. 16 Jun 1968, in Franklin Co, OH, Sharon Jean BLACKBURN, b. 23 Oct 1946, Franklin Co, OH, (daughter of William Everett BLACKBURN and Ruth Jean SELLS). [1] Julie Christina CREMEAN b. 29 Jan 1970, Columbus, Franklin Co, OH, m. 1 Jul 1995, in Gahanna, Franklin Co, OH, Patrick Allen RUSSELL, b. 20 Mar 1962, Delaware, Delaware Co, OH, (son of Robert Perry RUSSELL and Sara May KRUSE). [2] Amy Elizabeth CREMEAN b. 3 May 1973, Franklin Co, OH. [3] Timothy Stephen CREMEAN b. 23 Mar 1977, Franklin Co, OH. (c) Linda Jeanne CREMEAN b. 10 May 1947, Allen Co, OH, m. 14 Jun 1970, George TOWLE. (d) Christopher Allen CREMEAN b. 21 Feb 1952, Franklin Co, OH, m. 8 May 1976, Karen Francis KROLL. c. Ralph Edwin CREMEAN b. 8 Sep 1898, Allen Co, OH, d. Aug 1969, McAllen, Hidalgo Co, TX. Lived Guadalajara, MEX in 1967 d. Blanche CREMEAN b. 3 Oct 1907, Allen Co, OH, m. R. E. "Gene" BARTON. Blanche died Feb 1985, Allen Co, OH. 11 Alva Jackson CREMEAN b. 26 Jun 1871, Allen Co, OH, d. May 1937, Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR. Never Married 12 Adda Lillian CREMEAN b. 24 Apr 1873, Allen Co, OH, m. 3 Feb 1904, in Allen Co, OH, Owen J. SHERRICK. Adda died Jan 1932, Los Angeles, CA. 13 Bertha May CREMEAN b. 19 Mar 1875, Allen Co, OH, m. 10 Mar 1895, Andrew Pierce WALTON. Bertha died 29 Jan 1958, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA. 14 Stephen Decatur CREMEAN b. 3 Jun 1877, Allen Co, OH, m. Mina C. ___. Stephen died 22 Jan 1934, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co, GA. II. Deborah CREMEAN b. (1789), m. 13 Jul 1809, in Ross Co, OH, Stephen WILSON. III. Jacob CREMEAN b. 1790, m. Judith ___. IV. Pearson CREMEAN m. Prudence ___. V. Polly CREMEAN m. 30 Jun 1814, in Ross Co, OH, Cornelius JOHNSON. VI. Keziah CREMEAN b. 1795, m. 14 Sep 1815, in Ross Co, OH, Samuel BAXTER. Keziah died 26 Aug 1854. VII. Elizabeth CREMEAN m. 4 May 1818, in Ross Co, OH, Stephen IRELAND. VIII. Mary CREMEAN m. 7 May 1818, in Ross Co, OH, Solomon CARR. IX. Daniel CREMEAN m. 31 Oct 1819, in Ross Co, OH, Jemima HIRE. X. Keturah CREMEAN b. 4 Mar 1800, Ross Co, OH, m. 30 Jan 1817, in Ross Co, OH, Ferdinand MILLER. Keturah died 4 Nov 1872, Allen Co, OH. I have more to add from other researchers and on the more immediate family when I can get time. Patrick
Subject: Hey Cuz, Have you been ill? Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 20:26:29 -0400 (EDT) From: Gillis303@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hello Donald, Have you been ill? I have been waiting to hear from you. I really don't have too much information about the family, just stories that Aunt Esther or my father told me. I haven't heard from Esther in about three years, she never answers any mail, and she tends to move a lot, so never know where to find her. My father always found her, but since he died I have lost track. Checked with my cuz Walter but he doesn't know where she is either. I have been sending some info to a man in Fla. who is writing a book on the settlers of the Methow Valley in Washington. My grandparents settled there for about 10 years from 1902 to 1910. We have been gone a lot lately and really need to get busy on my research. Hope you are doing better. Drop me a note. Melanie W. Gillis
Subject: Grayless Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 14:25:37 -0700 From: Judith Adams jwadams@bbs.macnexus.org Organization: MacNexus I have recently discovered a connection to Jesse Grayless of Caroline County, MD through his daughter Philadelphia. She married Curtis Carmean/Cremean, and they went to Ohio. Their daughter, Deborah, married Stephen Wilson. Stephen and Deborah's granddaughter, Elizabeth Wilson Bowdell, was my gg grandmother. How are you connected to this line? Judy
Subject: Grayless Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 20:23:22 -0700 From: Judith Adams jwadams@bbs.macnexus.org I found you in a round-about way; there is a Grayless on the net that I e-mailed, just fishing, because it is such an unusual name. He told me you had a web site, which I failed to find in my search, but I did find your query in Caroline County. The information on the Stephen Wilson/Deborah Cremean just came in the mail this past week. In a source called "Ross County, Ohio Families," Vol 3, by the Ross Co. Genealogical Soc. There was a family grouping of Curtis Cremean and Philadelphia Grayless, and Deborah was there. The listing said she married Stephen Wilson and had 17 children! So, I wrote to the lady who submitted the family. This is she: Alberta Meredith 6621 Troy Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 She sent me photo copies of what appears to be a computer print-out or word processor info, and it had this name and address on it: La Visa Gaffin 434 Ordhard Dr. Dayton, OH 45419 WILSON, Stephen b 1784 VA m 7 Jul 1809 CARMEAN/CREMEAN, Deborah d/o Curtis Cremean & Philadelphia GRAYLESS liv Harper Station area, Buckskin twp, Ross Co, both bur Wilson Cem 7 mi off Frankford-Roxabell pk on Wilson Lane 1. Henrietta 1810 m BUCK 2. Benjamin 1811 m Leah LEACH 3. Noah 1812 m Frances ASHER 4. Stephen 1813 m Margaret MASSIE 5. Milly d Arrahood 6. Mary 23 Oct 1814 m James KELLEY, 15 Nov 1836 set Highland Co. 7. Joseph 1816 m Elizabeth WROTEN 8. Curtis 1818 9. Elizabeth 1821 m Henry BARKLEY 10. Richard 1822 11. James ca 1825 m Rachael 12. Deborah 1826 m Jacob BARKLEY, 9 June 1846 13. Daniel 1831 m Eliza WHETSTONE, 1860 14. Martha 1833 m BLACK 15. Miranda 1836 m WOODLAND 16. Samantha 1838 m ORTMAN 17. Milton 1840 m CLINE or KLINE Also, in my notes I had listings for the Wilson Graveyard in Concord Twp, Ross Co., on Charles Core farm near Roxabel: Stephen Wilson, d. May 2, 1844 in 60th yr. Deborah, his wife, d. Aug 26, 1852 ae 60 yrs.
Subject: Genealogy Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 09:53:32 -0700 From: "James H. Gradeless" Celt@interpath.com — EMail has changed Sorry, I messed up on your address when I responded to your last mail. I have not got anything new on the Gradeless line. I told you that I have Timothy in Hyde County in 1749. I can not link up John of the 1790 federal Census to Timothy. In 1789 the Court House at Woodstock in Hyde County burned down. A large number of records were lost. My link from Timothy to John very well have gone up in smoke. I believe that I must go to Eastern Shore Maryland to go through old court houses there to find anything further. I have not given up all hope for records in NC yet. I am still searching. My sister Jane Phillips of Kinston NC are working together very diligently on the rest of our genealogy. We have about 800 names (mother and father's side) in the computer now (Family Tree Maker Program) I am one link away from connecting up with a Pirate that was hung in 1718 at Charleston SC. This is on the Gradeless side. The Pirate's name was Robert Boyd and served on Major Stede Bonnet's crew. Robert Boyd was a resident of Bath NC. This is where Blackbeard (Edward Teach) had a home. If I run across anything significant as far as the Gradeless name, here in North Carolina, I will send it to you. If and when I get a chance to visit in Maryland and find anything I will let you know. I hope you and your family are well. If you ever get down this way stop by and visit.
Subject: Re: Name in your records. Mary Davis Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 11:31:46 -0700 From: "Hugh A. Zorger" haz157@worldnet.att.net The information I have was received, I believe, from a cousin of mine in Indiana who supplied me with some information on the marriage of Michael K. Zorger and Catherine Pence. Catherine Pence was the Aunt of Virgil Pence who married Bertha Davis the daughter of William Davis and Mary Gradeless. I hope this is what you were looking for. If not let me know and I will try and obtain additional information for you. Hugh and Marian Zorger Our Heritage http://www.ourheritage.tierranet.com/index.html
Subject: Re: Name in your records. Mary Davis Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 05:48:50 -0700 From: "Hugh A. Zorger" haz157@worldnet.att.net To: DrG@execpc.com When I received your e-mail I believe I was a little confused as I had just gotten out of the Hospital after a 6 day visit. I visited your site and spent some time looking over your index of individuals and find that we have several matches (in Hively and Pence) and some other possibles. I would love to have a GEDCOM of your file (currently using Family Tree Maker v4.0) or any portion you are comfortable in sharing. I can also prepare a GEDCOM for you with whatever information you would like. Hugh Hugh and Marian Zorger Our Heritage http://www.ourheritage.tierranet.com/index.html
Subject: Re: Whitley Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 17:21:37 -0400 (EDT) From: Njdunbar@aol.com I looked up Timothy Grayless or Gradles or Greadles-He witnessed 6 land sales from 1748-1752 in Hyde Co. The land was in the area where the Whitleys lived by the late 1700s until 1950s. One of our Dunbars Julius, married a Fannie Whitley in 1898. He died by 1903 leaving 2 small children Winston and Elizabeth and I have been trying to track down their descendants. This is a family I have done little work on,so I am glad to get info about MD and VA and the possiblity they were Irish. Will keep you in mind. Nancy Dunbar Njdunbar@aol.com
Subject: Re: Greyley Date: Sun, 06 Jul 97 21:06:23 EST From: "John B. Noble" John_B._Noble@cclink.metrodesk.metrotor.on.ca To: DrG@execpc.com Jane Grayley, b: abt 1809 in Ireland, married George Slater (b: abt 1806 in Ireland). They immigrated to Canada some time after 1842 with at least two daughters, Catherine (b: abt 1841 in Ireland) and Dorothy Slater (b: abt 1842 in County Wicklow, Ireland). They settled in McGillivray Township, Middlesex County, Ontario before 1851. Jane died March 14, 1874 and George died March 8, 1892. I have some additional information on George's sister Elizabeth, including the fact that she immigrated from County Wicklow to McGillivray with her husband in 1847. It is apparent that County Wicklow figures quite prominently into my family, but Jane may very well have moved there as an adult. I found the following info in the International Genealogical Index: John Grailey, born abt 1845 in Dublin, Ireland, married abt 1870 in Dublin (his wife, know only as Mrs. John Grailey, born abt 1849 in Dublin). They had a daughter, Ellen Mary Grailey, born abt 1877 in Dublin who married Ebenezer Shackleton on August 16, 1898 in Dublin. The IGI also includes the birth of Thomas Grayley abt 1809 in Ricketstown, Carlow, Ireland, as well as the christening of several of his children also in Ricketstown County Carlow, Samuel (Feb 15, 1834), William (Oct 11, 1835), Elizabeth (Sep 29, 1837), Esther and John (both Dec 13, 1840). Thomas's wife's name was Sarah. My GGG GM was born about 1809, so she may have been a sister of Thomas, but I have no proof. Does any of the above ring a bell? Although my information does not include County Galway, what I have is limited and Ireland is not so large as to preclude a connection. Do you have any information on Grayleys in Dublin, Co. Carlow or Co. Wicklow? I would love to hear from a fellow researcher as I have not been able to find out very much about this side of my family. John.
Subject: Timothy Gradeless Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 13:44:47 -0700 From: "James H. Gradeless" Celt@interpath.com — Email has changed I have the infomation on the Hyde County land sales where Timothy was a witness. I have only found five and Dunbar said six. I am going to get a package together for you and send you what I have so far. Nothing earth shattering I can assure you. For the Gradeless people being such a small family, they sure are difficult to get good documentation on. I am going to send Njdunbar some E-Mail and get on the mailing list. Perhaps I can help them because I am in the area. I am transcribing old land deeds pertaing to the Gradeless family in Hyde and Beaufort. They are very difficult to read as they are. Thanks for keeping me in the back of your mind, I appreciate it. Jim Gradeless
Subject: RE: Ross Family Date: Tue, 8 Jul 97 04:03:34 UT From: "David Koester" Chadii@msn.com To: DrG@execpc.com CC: "Barbara Lyall" bljtl@IDT.NET I have encountered your name previously. I believe that you have a query posted on my Allen Cty page. In any event, I have not been successful in developing my Ross line. Below I have included what I have. Note that there is one reference to a Liza Jane Cremean who married one of my Davidsons. I will be interested in whether you can develop a relationship. You asked Is your Ross Family the same Ross family from Caroline Co. MD?
Interestingly, you will note that my earliest Ross, Richard Ross was married to Violetta Thompson who we believe was from Maryland. They migrated from the east to Coschocton Co. Ohio and on from there ending up eventually in Allen C. Oh. Dave Koester Descendants of Richard Ross 1 Richard Ross Violetta (Letty) Thompson b. 1790 in Maryland 2 Sarah Ross b. 1806 2 Pamelia Ross b. 1808 2 Peter Ross b. 1810 2 Catherine Ross b. November 08, 1811 in Coschocton Cty, Ohio d August 19, 1902 +Joshua Davidson b. June 22, 1813 in Holmes Cty, Ohio d. February 06, 1866 in Amanda, Allen Cty, Ohio 3 James Davidson b: February 01, 1829 d. June 13, 1898 +Dellie Cromer *2nd Wife of James Davidson +Eliza Jane Smith 3 Lucinda Davidson b. June 07, 1835 3 Hugh Davidson b. October 20, 1836 3 Richard Davidson b. January 31, 1838 in Holmes Cty, Ohio d. July 25, 1917 3 Margaret Davidson b. 1841 d. 1917 +William P. Neely 3 John Davidson b: December 22, 1842 d. November 19, 1913 +Mary S. Culp 3 George Davidson b: 1844 d. December 02, 1864 in Rebel prison, Salsbury N.C. 3 William Davidson b. February 23, 1846 in Amanda, Allen Cty, Ohio d. January 14, 1929 in Delphos, Ohio Allentown Cemetary +Adaline Alexander b. January 30, 1847 in Allentown, Ohio d. March 21, 1930 in Amanda, Allen Cty, Ohio - Allentown Cemetery 3 Peter Ross Davidson b. May 03, 1848 d. May 17, 1932 in Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio 3 Mary Ann Davidson b. 1850 3 Catherine Davidson b. 1852 3 Joshua Davidson b: January 01, 1854 d. December 21, 1935 +Liza Jane Cremean 3 Elizabeth Davidson b. September 24, 1865
Subject: Blue Family of Kosciusko Co. Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 19:38:30 -0400 From: Linda Allred Cooper LACooper@compuserve.com To: "Dr. Donald E. Gradeless" drg@execpc.com, Bill Blue WHBlue@compuserve.com I just returned from vacation and just got your message about William Blue. Right now, the only William I have was born 1827 in Ohio. He was the son of Michael and Julia Blue. Michael was my Great Great Grandfather. Tell me a little more about your William. My Blue family is from the same "neighborhood" and could be related. I'd like to learn a little more about your line. Linda
Subject: Re: Blue Family of Kosciusko Co. Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 21:31:13 -0400 From: Linda Allred Cooper LACooper@compuserve.com To: "INTERNET:DrG@execpc.com" DrG@execpc.com, Bill Blue WHBlue@compuserve.com Thanks for the Blue family info. It looks like "your" Blues may be a different branch than mine. I've forwarded your info onto Bill Blue (WHBlue@CompuServe.com) who has done extensive work on the Blue Family. He should be able to tell you more about your branch - which may give you some more info about the Grayless family also. I'll contact Helen Blue! It's always great to have another source of information. Thanks for the lead and good luck in your research! Linda Allred Cooper
Subject: William and Rebecca BLUE Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 22:30:30 -0400 From: "William H. BLUE" WHBlue@compuserve.com To: Dr Donald Gradeless DrG@execpc.com CC: "Linda A. Cooper" LACooper@compuserve.com Linda Cooper forwarded your message to me. I have the following on William: 1.1.1.6.7.4 William BLUE (1824-1915), m.1846 Rebecca GRAYLESS (b.ca1829). They both were born in OH and were married in Allen Co. IN. They lived in Benton Twp. of Elkhart Co. in 1850 and 1860. 1.1.1.6.7.4.1* Silas B. BLUE (b.ca1848), m.1868 Emily MILLER (b.ca1846?). 1.1.1.6.7.4.2* Christina BLUE (b.ca1852), m.1873 Henry A. SNYDER. 1.1.1.6.7.4.3* David Lonson BLUE (1859-1940), m. Lizzie WILNER. 1.1.1.6.7.4.4* Benjamin BLUE (1863-1946), m1. Mary HANEY, m2. Leona COOK. I also have the families of the four children, but nothing beyond that. I could also send you William's ancestry if you need that. Please let me know. Bill Blue in Seattle
Subject: Wm & Rebecca Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 14:41:26 -0400 From: "William H. BLUE" WHBlue@compuserve.com To: Dr Donald Gradeless DrG@execpc.com Thanks for your offer. I would be happy to add to the data I have on the descendants of William and Rebecca (Grayless) BLUE. Here's what I have on their children and grandchildren - nothing beyond this. 1.1.1.6.7.4.1 Silas B. BLUE (b.ca1848), m.1868 Emily MILLER (b.ca1846?). He was born in Allen Co. IN and she was also born in IN. They were married in Elkhart Co. IN and were living there in 1880. 1.1.1.6.7.4.1.1 Amasa O. BLUE (b.ca1870). 1.1.1.6.7.4.1.2 Howard BLUE (b.ca1871). 1.1.1.6.7.4.1.3 Harold BLUE (b.1881). 1.1.1.6.7.4.1.4 Dallas G. BLUE (b.1884), m.1907 Emma I. RUMMEL. 1.1.1.6.7.4.2 Christina BLUE (b.ca1852), m.1873 Henry A. SNYDER. She was born in IN and they were married in Elkhart Co. IN. 1.1.1.6.7.4.2.1 Lum SNYDER 1.1.1.6.7.4.3 David Lonson BLUE (1859-1940), m. Lizzie WILNER. They both were born in IN. She is called "Malina" in the 1900 census. They were in Benton Twp. of Elkhart Co. IN at that time. 1.1.1.6.7.4.3.1 Cleo E. BLUE (b.1883), m.1903 Ivan F. MOATS. Married in Elkhart Co. IN. 1.1.1.6.7.4.3.2 Bessie BLUE (b.1886), m. 1905 George McDANIEL. Married in Elkhart Co. IN. 1.1.1.6.7.4.3.3 Edna BLUE (b.1890), m.1913 Latene JANSEN. Married in Elkhart Co. IN. C427 calls her "Helen". 1.1.1.6.7.4.3.4 William Hollis BLUE (b.1893). 1.1.1.6.7.4.4 Benjamin BLUE (1863-1946), m1. Mary HANEY, m2. Leona COOK. First marriage: 1.1.1.6.7.4.4.1 LeRoy BLUE (b.1885). 1.1.1.6.7.4.4.2 Maurice BLUE (b.1894). Thanks again for your help. Bill in Seattle
Subject: Re: Cremean / Ireland / Grayless from Caroline Co MD to Ross Co Ohio & points west Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 13:07:47 -0400 From: "Jines, Pam" p-jines@onu.edu To: DrG@execpc.com I am sorry I did not reply to your message sooner. I am on vacation, and just stopped in for a moment today to check my e-mail. John Ireland was married to Esther Johnson in Caroline County, Maryland. She died in Ross County, Ohio in 1814. That is just about all I know about her. If you have more information about her or anyone else in her family, I would appreciate hearing whatever you have. Thank you very much for this information. Pam
Subject: Re: CREMEAN Marriages Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 11:56:28 -0400 From: cheri & mike crothers cheriunger@netquarters.net To: DrG@execpc.com I'll have planty of time to work on this, as my company is talking about transfering me to Pakistan in Jan. 98. There's not much to do there. Mike Crothers 13 Oakwood Terrace Brunswick, ME 04011
Subject: Holland/Dillon Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 12:58:05 -0700 From: "Pam Jines." p-jines@onu.edu Organization: Ohio Northern University I have received, and am most grateful for, the files you sent me via e-mail last evening. As one who has been at this for only one year, have you been researching your whole life? I would like to request information on the following people in your files: Elizabeth Ireland Holland, #750 James Holland, #751 Mary Dillon, #1093 Please let me know what I owe for this windfall of information. Thank you! Pam
Subject: John Ireland Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 13:05:27 -0700 From: "Pam Jines." p-jines@onu.edu Organization: Ohio Northern University Once again, thank you for all the information. I have one correction for you. I believe your record number 1119 should be John Ireland, not George. He is just about the first name I came across when I started my research. He was in the War of 1812, and was the first person buried in Allentown Cemetery, Allen County, Ohio. He was a sergeant in Capt. Benjamin Goldsberey's Company of Ross County, Ohio, serving from July 28, 1813 to August 15, 1813. (I have a copy of his military record.) I'll be back in touch if I find more. Pam
Subject: Re: John Ireland Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 16:54:19 -0400 From: "Jines, Pam" p-jines@onu.edu All the information is helpful. It's one big puzzle, and I am having a fine time trying to fit all the pieces together. At least I know what I will be doing for the rest of my life. I have the names of the Holland children, if you're interested. Thanks again! Pam
Subject: Gawthrop Genealogy Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 21:40:57 -0400 (EDT) From: Gawthrop@aol.com Just surfing the net and saw the Gawthrop entries in your research. Could you tell me what information you have on the Gawthrops and how they tie into your line?
Subject: Re: Gawthrop Genealogy 2 Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 07:37:03 -0400 (EDT) From: Gawthrop@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com I have very little information of Delphia Rosell Blair/Bair. B. 20 Jul 1881, d. 9 Sep 1976, Ft Wayne, Indiiana. Can you tell me her parents, grand parents along with their places dates of birth, death, and Delphia's place of birth. Do you have any biographic info on her?
Subject: family additions/marriage-Julie B. Gordon #3184 Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 15:28:03 -0400 (EDT) From: PMccart369@aol.com To: drg@execpc.com Julie Gordon, 3184, married 07/12/96 to Kenneth J. McCartney, dob 03/07/68. #3204 should read "Lauren Elizabeth McCartney. Morgan Ann McCartney born to Julie and Kenneth on 01/17/97.
Subject: Descendants Date: Sat, 23 Aug 1997 14:06:01 -0400 From: "William H. BLUE" WHBlue@compuserve.com To: "Donald B. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Good to hear from you. Hope you had a nice Summer. Our traveling starts next month. We'll be away most of the time thru Sept to mid-Oct. Thanks for the offer of info on the descendants of William and Rebecca (GRAYLESS) BLUE. Is it in a form where you can email it? If not, my address is: William H. Blue 2625 - 38th Ave W Seattle, WA 98199-3107 Are you interested in William's ancestors? Bill in Seattle
Subject: Re: Hello- Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 08:07:00 -0600 From: "Marianne L. West" mlwest@sosinc.net Yes this is the same Marianne West. Since being able to research via the internet it has been overwhelming on the amount of information and new relatives that I have been able to find. I joined the McClure mailing list at rootsweb.com and posted a query. Within hours I got a response from Shirley Jewell, whose husband is the grandson of Charles McClure, Ruhama McClure's brother. She sent me information on Charles' descendants and some on the other siblings, but I haven't been able to read through it all yet. When I have time I will enter it all into my computer program which is Family Tree Maker. Ron and I moved in Nov of 1995. Here is our new address: Ronald and Marianne West 312 Samples Ave Brush CO. 80723 phone: 970-842-5246 We may be changing Internet Providers after the first of the year, so I have an alternate e-mail address. mariwest@juno.com It sure was good to hear from you. I figured that I would eventually either find you on the internet or you would find me. I will send Shirley Jewell a message about you and you may hear from her. Here is her e-mail if you want to contact her: asjewell@pahrump.com I browsed your home page, and looked at your index on the Gradeless family. Our part looks good. Did you find me on the FTM site? That page was done by answering questions and uploading the record. I plan to have my own personal page when I have time to get it done. I learned how to create a website by doing it for the Rotary Club that I am a member of. I am the club secretary and have my picture on the home page. You may want to check it out, and check all the club links and the community link as I also did those pages. The district and international links I did not do. Anyway you will have to forgive me for bragging on it but when I started the project I didn't have a clue on how to do it so I feel I have really accomplished something. The site is: rotary5450.org/brush. Well I have rambled enough. Hope to hear from you soon. Marianne
Subject: McClure Date: Mon, 01 Sep 1997 20:19:17 -0700 From: Al & Shirley Jewell asjewell@pahrump.com Rec'd your message about the descendants of Grayless. Also had a note from Marianne that she had passed our name on to you. I have checked your web site and find you have a great many names. About all I could do that would help fill in some of the dates and possibly a few other descendants. I have not done much on other families other than the McClures. I will try to make pedigree charts on my husband family and get off in the mail to you tomorrow. I note you also have the Briggs line listed. I would be interested in where they originated and if any of them migrated to Dakota Territory. Since you are from Wisconsin, do you happen to know Carol McLeester, Madison. She is very active in the Wisconsin DAR. We are distant cousin on my father side, (Wait). Shirley Wait Jewell asjewell@pahrump.com
Subject: Re: ross co ohio surnames Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 22:52:51 -0500 From: robnet@bright.net (The Robinett's) Yes,I would be interested in your information on the Robinetts in your family tree. Perhaps we can exchange information. Are you seeking information on any paticular person from this area? Paul & Debbie
Subject: Anspaugh's Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 16:39:23 -0400 From: jkenderdine@attmail.net Thanks for stopping by my website and signing the guestbook. The Anspach line I am tracing concentrated in the Tulpehocken Township, Berks County area of Pennsylvania with a number of Pennsylvania German families around 1723. There are still a lot in the area, but a number of families started moving west about 1800 into Ohio, then Indiana - always looking for good farming land and willing to labor hard to make it work. In the process, the name was changed so that it would be pronounced correctly to 'Aunspach', 'Aunspack', etc. which is why the variation in your Gradeless line 'Anspaugh' could easily be of direct descent. I would appreciate any appropriate information on the individuals identified below: 502 Anspaugh, Albert J. 1868- 1868 438 Anspaugh, Clara Carmen 1894-1950 May 20, 1894 57 Anspaugh, Cora Evelene Hively 1874-1925 Dec 21, 1874 3676 Anspaugh, Elva N. 1891-1985 Nov 03, 1891 2157 Anspaugh, May 1902- c 1902 1683 Anspaugh, Victoria 1877-1957 Mar 01, 1877 that you would be willing to provide. There is an Anspach researcher in Ohio who is much closer to our westbound roots and I will pass the information on the her. Thanks for your assistance. Joel Kenderdine kenderfam@att.net URL: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/prairie/5985 Interested in genealogical research on: Anspach, Buck, Kenderdine, Nagle
Subject: Sarah LeCompte and Nathan Grayless Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 21:18:22 -0400 (EDT) From: RomeoJA@aol.com CC: spectre@access.digex.net From my research, I believe that Sarah LeCompte who married Nathan Grayless was one of the daughters of Thomas LeCompte of Caroline County. Caroline Co. Land Commissions B:354 shows that Thomas LeCompte died intestate in 1812 leaving four daughters: Elizabeth (over 21), intermarried with James LeCompte; Fanny (over 21), intermarried with Joseph Bell; Sarah (over 21); and Priscilla (under 21). The petition was dated in March 1815 Caroline Co. marriage records show three marriages for Nathan Grayless. I don't know if they are all the same person, or different persons with the same name: Nathan Grayless and Sarah Evitt, 12 Jan 1808; Nathan Grayless and Charlotte Johnson, 24 Sep 1811; Nathan Grayless and Sarah LeCompte, 4 July 1815. For lack of more precise data, I estimate that Sarah LeCompte was born about 1793. This would make her about 22 years old when the petition was filed (over 21) and leave a gap of 2 years between her and her sister Priscilla, who would then be about 20 (under 21). James LeCompte and Elizabeth LeCompte were married on 15 Feb 1811. Joseph Bell and Fanny LeCompte were married on 6 Apr 1813. Nathan Grayless and Sarah LeCompte were married on 4 July 1815. Thomas LeCompte (the father) was the son of James LeCompte (1695?-1777) and (?) Mallet; I have estimated that he was born in 1735. Thomas LeCompte died in Caroline Co. in 1812. James LeCompte was the son of John LeCompte (1662?-1705) and Ann Winsmore; I have estimated that he was born in 1695. James LeCompte died in Caroline Co. in 1777. I would be interested in learning further history of Sarah and Nathan Grayless. --Joseph A Romeo.
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 14:38:32 -0400 From: "Floyd and Deb Farber" Farber@kconline.com The marriages I found were Aquilla Gradeless, Henry Pence 12-30-1838 Milo Gradeless, Hannah Smith 7-1-1839 Charles W. Gradeless, Jane Turner 12-31-1841 Elizabeth Gradeless, John Hively 1-20-1842 Moses Gradeless, Mary Smith 9-1-1842 Nathan Gradeless, Catharine Hively 12-23-1849 Mariah Gradeless, Joseph Knight 3-10-1850 I looked at the marriage applications books 1 and 3 on your web page. Forgive me for being so computer ignorant but I could not follow the directions to get the eight names associated with the people listed. Help! I have Microsoft Internet Explorer. I don't understand about placing the curser. Can you give me more directions?? Thanks for your help.............hope the names helped you. Deb
Subject: linage Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 01:59:10 -0400 (EDT) From: Dsanders10@aol.com To: drg@execpc.com this is Donna Grayless #1223. I was born october 26, 1942. I was adopted when I was around six years old. My sister Norma was raised with me. Her DOB is september 7, 1943. A Half brother of ours located us after many years of looking, his name is Carl Adams. I went to Terre Haute IN and seen the graveyard where my brother cecil James(Jim) is and also my real mother. It was a sad day but I now know the many reasons behind our adoption. We were adopted by the Madden's, who were born and raised in Wausau Wis. My adopted mothers name was Mary Byer before she married and became Mary Beyer. At one time I thought I seen her name on your linage. Please use this information if you need it. It was my Adopted mothers, mother's name(Mary Byer) Please note thiscorrection. Sincerely, Donna Jean Grayless Madden Sanders
Subject: Re: Grayless Family History Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 11:26:47 -0500 From: Vicki Grayless missvicki@serv2.fwi.com To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Q Just Wondering if you have any recent news on our Grayless/Gradeless Family history. I don't believe so, but I'll have to ask my Mother. She says she has spoken with you before. Victoria
Subject: Re: Harmon Genealogy Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 15:42:48 -0700 From: "James F. Harmon" jharmon@coredcs.com To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Dear Donald; No, I find no connections to "my" branch of the Harmon family, but some of your data are tantalizingly close. My progenitors came from England in the 1600s and settled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Mary is a very common name in my history. As are Henry, William, Anne, Charles, and Arthur. In my research, I have found another group of Harmons that came over in the 1600s and settled in Massachusetts. I have not found a connection between the two groups, but suspect that a connection existed before they left England. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has a collection of about a dozen compilations of Harmon history submitted by various family members. My family isn't there, but yours may be. Most of the books refer to the "Massachusetts" Harmons. Incidentally, my history indicates that the family name was Harmar in England and quickly became Harman in America. In the late 18th century it changed to Harmon. My father always insisted that we HarmOns were further evolved than the HarmAns. I'm sorry that I'm not available this Saturday, but perhaps on one of your next visits, we can get together and compare notes. Let's keep in touch. Jim ---------- From: Dr. Donald E. Gradeless DrG@execpc.com To: James F. Harmon jharmon@coredcs.com Subject: Harmon Genealogy Date: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 3:18 PM I was on the CoreDCS webpage looking for the correct mailing address of Beth Wanta in Stevens Point and I was going through the lists of Users and I saw your name. Hmm. Harmon Johnson grandson of Mary Harmon daughter of Henry Harmon son of Henry Harmon/Hayman or the Eastern Shore of Maryland formerly of Gloucester Co Virginia.
Subject: Re: Grayless Family History Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 06:21:19 -0500 From: "Tim Grayless" CCGRAY@amber.indstate.edu Organization: Indiana State University We're both waiting on my sister. I'm trying to encourage her to get together so to speak. I'll try again this weekend. Tim Grayless
          CCGRAY@AMBER.INDSTATE.EDU (812)-237-4037
Subject: Harshbarger Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 15:20:56 -0500 (EST) From: Uintahguy@aol.com Dear Donald: Interesting story about Hiram and Lavina. I hope you can find the info you copied in Columbia City. Unfortunately, I do not have a marriage date for them. Sorry. Likewise, I have nothing on Hiram's children. Was Mary Ann Gradeless' mother Lavina Harshbarger? Sounds like you have been busy. Hope you have been able to have some free time lately to get your wits together. We are leaving for Phoenix Tuesday for a few days. Plan to spend Thanksgiving there with my wife's family. Look forward to hearing from you again soon. If I can come up with anything new on your line I will let you know. Best wishes: Don Harshbarger 975 E. 6600 S. #64 Uintah, UT 84405
Subject: Re: Free Queries for Berry Newsletter
          Date: Sat, 06 Dec 1997 11:32:39 -0800
          From: Susan Lee Elo berryelo@flash.net Organization: Berry Bulletin I have included query for the January issue. Please free free to write again. Good luck. Sue.
Subject: Re: carman Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 00:17:49 EST From: MELANN44 MELANN44@aol.com Thanks you for checking out my page and leaving a message. I stopped by your site...you have obviously gotten a lot further in this search than myself. I only go back as far as William Flower Carman, born about 1835 in Tennessee. I am still trying to link him to Thomas Carman who had a son born in the same area and same time as my William F Carman. But alas, I have not been able to yet. Have you checked out the Carman Meeting place...I know that you would link up with other Carman of your line. The majority of these Carman's come from the Eastern Seaboard. I have a link to them on the page or you can go directly: http://www.wt.infi.net/~dcarman/carmmeet.htm. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a Merry Christmas!! Melanie
Subject: WINDLE Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 10:05:18 -0600 From: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net Thank you for the additional information on Peter & John WINDLE. Can't concect with them just now, but know tha I will be able to as these are some of my people who came from Shenandoah County. VA. Bill/Pt. Arthur TX
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Index Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 10:00:52 EST From: BobFiegel BobFiegel@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com CC: ggf@brent.gov.uk, andria@panix.com, DJS5060@aol.com, jfiegel@mci2000.com, cfiegel@gnofn.org, VAHL@aol.com, cons025@titan.oit.umass.edu, lfiegel@notes.cc.sunysb.edu, bpd02@gnofn.org, RevDub@aol.com, fiegelt@uwec.edu, lectek@prodigy.com, john_fiegel@sba.com, kknarr@msn.com, dfiegel@aristotle.net, Jduplantis@aol.com, ajacoby@akili.com, teyoung@i1.net, lisesmith@mail2.theonramp.net, 105277.2545@compuserve.com, fiegel_js@wvwc.edu, driller@mylink.net, pacapaca@wic.net First, my apologies for not responding sooner. The PC has been limping since last week and I'm about to take it down completely. The symptoms are easy to spot, but the cause has so far been very elusive. (Copied to our group interested in Fiegel surname research. Please let me know if you would like me to add you to the list.) Thanks for the info below. I've copied it here so it is available to the group -- we never know when someone can use a piece of information, so we try to share everything we get. Thanks again. Bob FOR THE GROUP: This is in reference to my asking about Marie Fiegel
          Seems that Fred & Marie Madden lived in Coldwater MI in 1972 and had
          been in Quincy MI. Let me know if you have something further on her. Marie Fiegel Madden (RN=1746) (Last Updated 06 Dec 1993) SEX: F NUMBER OF MARRIAGES: 1 MARRIED TO: Frederick William 'Fred' Madden 1892-1979 (RN=1738) ON: 24 Dec 1912 STATUS: Married NUMBER OF CHILDREN: Unknown (1: 5/92 Fay Cox RN=1758) (2: 1/93 Unknown) Frederick William 'Fred' Madden 1892-1979 (RN=1738) (Last Updated 06 Dec 1993) BORN: 04 Aug 1892 DIED ON: 1979 AT: Lived Coldwater MI FATHER: Joseph Riley 'Rile' Madden 1856-1929 (RN=1715) MOTHER: Nellie Blanche Hire Madden 1871-1955 (RN=1701) SEX: M NUMBER OF MARRIAGES: 1 MARRIED TO: Marie Fiegel Madden (RN=1746) ON: 24 Dec 1912 STATUS: Married NUMBER OF CHILDREN: Unknown (1: 5/92 Fay Cox RN=1758) (2: 1/93 Unknown) (3: Mentioned in Obit of Sister Florence 1972.) (4: Lived Coldwater, MI 1972.) (5: Mentioned in Obit of brother Ralph 1970.) (6: Lived Quincy, MI 1970.)
Subject: Sciotto Family Members
          Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:21:03 -0500
          From: Bob Sciotto rsciotto@trib.infi.net Organization: InfiNet I am Robert Sciotto from Pittsburgh, PA. I happened to be searching the internet for my surname, which is not that common. I found several records in your family listing (3893 and 4170 through 4177) and am curious as to what their backgrounds and relationships might be. What can you tell me about these people? I am not familiar with genealogy and what may or may not be acceptable, so if this request is not appropriate, let me know. My grandfather, Frank Sciotto, came from Sicely (Messina) about 1910 and settled in Pittsburgh. He had one brother who settled in Western PA and a sister from Pittsburgh. To my knowledge, there are no other close relatives who came to the USA.
Subject: Re: Sciotto Family Members Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:58:54 -0500 From: Bob Sciotto rsciotto@trib.infi.net Thank you very much for sending me the information on the Sciotto family. I may take you advice and attempt to contact Lois. Question. Is Berchie Grayless Sciotto related to you? Bob Sciotto
Subject: grayless query!! Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 22:44:52 -0500 From: sweetbox@digitalexp.com I am not sure this will help you in any way, but i went to Turkey Run High School with three "GRAYLESS" kids! the school was in Marshall, Indiana Parke County thier names were Bonnie, Bill, and Wendy! I hope you find something you are looking for!! The only thing i can really remember is that they all graduated in between the years of 1986 and 1990. I am not certain which in which year but you may be able to find out more at Turkey Run High School. I hope you find out everything you wish to know!! Good Luck!:) Beth
Subject: Re: Windle Family Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 09:55:01 -0600 From: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Hi Donald - thank you for the Calvin SONNER HEARTLAND PAGES - I visited both cemetaries and picked up some good inofrmation. In case you Have Daniel BLY 's "From the Rhine to the Shenandoah" I called Sharon COATES IN pAYETTE, id sATURDAY NIGHT AND CONFIRMED MY SUSPICIONN THAT Abraham WINDLE is of Christophel's line and not Agustin as stated in the book. Sharon had some research done and found the land title where Abe sold his land in VA. It states thast Abraham, s/o Emanuel sold his land to his cousin Abraham WINDLE s/o (she couldn't remember, but I would guess it wass Johannes the s/o Augustine) when she finds the deed, she will send me a copy. This Emanuel is the the son of Capt. John Philipp WINDLE THE S/O OF Christophel WENDEL.
Subject: RIGHTFUL LINEAGE FOR ABRAHAM WINDLE Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 14:22:58 -0600 From: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net To: "Bill ESTHEIMER" KESTHEIMER@AOL.COM CC: "RCookEng" RCookEng@aol.com, "pat johnson" busterb@info2000.net, "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com, "Alice CAMPBELLLACY WINDLE" AToodles@AOL.C0M Sharon COATES sent a copy of the Abstract of Deed. it is as follows: ABSTRACT OF DEED WINDLE, SURNAME SEARCHED Kind of indenture-Deed or Contract: DEED County & State where recorded: Shenandoah Co., VA Grantor(Seller): Abraham & Maryy Ann WINDLE Of ---SAID ---County Grantee(buyer): Samuell WINDLE his brother Of --- SAID --- County Bookk #: RR Page # : 202 Date of Deed: 3 Sep 1838 Date Recorded: 24 Apr 1839 County & State where deed was made: Shenandoah Co., VA Acres or Footage: Not stated Selling Price: None written in Property description-(co., Twp., Range, Section or city & block & lot # Abraham, being one of the heirs of Emmanuel WINDLE deceased sells 1/13 part of the 5 pieces of land Location & where it can be found: 2 pieces Emmanuel got from Jacob SPEAR, 1 piece Emmanuel got from George WINDLE and one he got from Christiian WINDLE, one piece he got from Geroge KELLER. ANY OTHER PERTINENT FACTS: Witnesses: Jacob HAWN Signatures: Abraham WINDLE Samuel B. FUNKHOUSER Mary Ann
          X WINDLE Note appears to say that both witnesses are Justices Recorded by: c. WILLIAMS Office: CSCC PLAT DRAWING, IF ANY, ON REVERSE SIDE Karen G. COOPER Name of Surveyor or Abstractor (or both) Rt 2 Box 137LI,Woodstock, VA
Subject: Chat Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 09:48:18 -0800 From: "James H. Gradeless" To: DrG@execpc.com I got the e-mail and appreciate it. Iprinted out the material and will study it with enthusiasm. I Have been working a little here and little there on genealogy. I have been working on the mother's side of the family for the most part when I do work on it. I have been extremely busy making house repairs. Some of them have been major undertakings. I have also purchased a new lot which is absolutely beautiful. The lot is 3/4 of an acre and has a canal down the side and at the back of the lot. I have been busy clearling away the underbrush. I have already removed about two million miles of briars and vines. Some of the vines would impress Tarzan. So as you can see, I have been busy. I didn't mention all the Honey do's. I have also been visiting my mother and sister in Kinston NC. My mother is sufferring from dementia. She has just about lost all of her memory. My sister is taking care of her there at her home. My sister Jane now has a computer. She is like me, has very little knowledge on how to use it to it's fullest potential. Her e-mail address is diamondg@icomnet.com, if you would like to send her some mail. she is really big in this genealogy thing to. Well Don I have to run, got chores to do this morning. If you get a chance in your travels, stop by and see Jane or I. Take care and God bless. Jim
Subject: Capt. John Philipp WINDLE Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 00:07:09 -0600 From: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net To: "Becky COOK" RCookEng@aol.com CC: "Clarice Jane SNYDER" snyder@skyenet.net Hi WINDLE Cousins, a HOTZINPILLER descendant to whom I wrote trying to find the Surname for Elizabeth said that she did not know of any HOTSINPILLER who married a WINDLE, but that possibly it was a McKEEVER. I have questioned McKEEVER, KIEFER & other variations, but still have not come up with the surname. Of course, the reason I went to the HOTSINPILLER was that there was a young lad staying with Chris and then J.P. or was it J. P. and then one of his sons. Anyway, a HOSINPILLER married the sister of Catherine BRUMBACH & I thought it might be a possibility. My current "Back-Up" for my Personal Ancestral File is "GEDCOM.BAK" Although I have some 14,500 names in my data base, it still backs-up on one 3-1/2 disk. Can you Clarice or Hope, make use of one of these discs? If not, I can probably figure out how to make a regular Gedcom. Again, be aware that I have many errors in my research - since for years I only accumulated information and did not document it. If I went thru the many stacks of papers and full file drawers, I could probably find out who sent me the original information. At the least, it can give you some good leads in certain brances. I know that I am completely mixed up on Cristopher Jr. - I think his name may have been Christopher David and he is the one who married the DIETRICH woman. Also, I get completely lost on all of the Augustines...I think I have one down as his own father. Am sure Clarice can help me out of that one or perhaps one of the other Aug descs that I correspond with. Aam goping to check my addressw book and include some other researchers who are on-line. Will give you there IDs in the next note. The Peace of our Lord Jesus be with you, Bill
Subject: Portage Co Grayless Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 16:25:44 -0800 From: "SUSAN K. MCMAHAN" susan.k.mcmahan@mcdermott.com To: DrG@execpc.com CC: susan.k.mcmahan@mcdermott.com Nathan Grayless b 1832 d 13 Feb 1913 Portage Co OH +Christina Diver b 1829 d 27 May 1919 m 23 Dec 1860 Mary C Grayless b Nov 1861 d 19 Dec 1949 Palmyra OH +David J Martin d 31 Oct 1890 m 26 Feb 1882 Blanche Martin b 3 Jan 1885 res Kent OH +Harry Gilbert b 18 Feb 1885 Hugh Gilbert Donna Gilbert +Rowland _____ Marjorie Gilbert b 27 Jun 1913 +Floyd Pittman b 9 Nov 1909 m 23 Jun 1934 Roscoe Martin b Sep 1886 d 15 May 1950 Palmyra OH/Single I know nothing about Nathan ancestors. Susan Alliance OH
Subject: CALVIN SONNER Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 00:29:05 -0600 From: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net To: "Clarice Jane Snyder" snyder@skyenet.net CC: "Bill ESTHEIMER" KESTHEIMER@AOL.COM, "William John WINDLE" VDJB98A@Prodigy.Com, "Ralph Windle" rwindle@hermesreed.com, "Ralph Russell WINDLE" RKWIN@JUNO.COM, "Margaret Elizabeth WINDLE" MWINDLE@ACAD.UDALLAS.EDU, "Becky COOK" RCookEng@aol.com, "Clarice Jane SNYDER" snyder@skyenet.net, "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Wow - it's after midnite, but I was finally able to access Cal's Web pages - have you visited them? Printed out loads of good material. 'tis after midnite, so will makie this short. Bill
Subject: Re: Milton Gradeless Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 08:05:21 -0800 From: James Halliday dochall@waypt.com To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1 Hello, My husbands ggg-grandparents were Joseph Egolf and Margaret Hively. The links to the Gradeless family were sent to me while exchanging information with other researchers. Mary Ann Egolf was married to Milton Gradeless, she was a daughter of Henry Egolf, son of Henry Egolf born 1803 and brother to Joseph Egolf born 1802. Luella Maud Gradeless was married to Theodore Egolf son of George Washington Egolf son of Adam Egolf and brother to Joseph born 1802. Elizabeth Gradeless born 1824 married to Johnathan Hively born 1817 son of Michael Hively and brother of Margaret Hively my husbands ggg-grandmother. Luana
Subject: Hartman, Nolt, Wiehe, Holtz, & Schrader
          Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 22:59:47 -0600
          From: "Harold L. Baker" hbaker@execpc.com Organization: Cornstalk Press To: GSWC Query DrG@execpc.com Peter Hartman and wife Savilla Swander Hartman emigrated to Whitley County Indiana with 8 of their ten children about 1853 or 1854. Peter Hartman is my great great grand father, his oldest son Lewis is my great grandfather. The Hartmans were a prolific lot and were among the early residents there. The other people named, are in some way related. I have a cousin living in Columbia City who has been a dedicated Hartman Historian for many years. Peter and Savilla are buried in South Park Cemetery there, as well as many of their descendants. I am willing to share my information with anyone who is interested. Jacob Schwander is Savilla Swander Hartmans grand father and served in the Revolutionary war. He was a Private in the 6th Company of the Second Battalion of the NorthHampton County Pennsylvania Militia, commanded by Captain Henry Reitz. His older brother John Adam was a corporal in the same unit. Any one descended from either of these individuals is eligible to become a member of The Sons Of The American Revolution. Their military service records are on file in the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harris Burg, Pa My email address is hbaker@execpc.com
          and my home page is http://my.execpc.com/~hbaker
          (: })
Harold L. Baker
Subject: Add my Email Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 19:26:40 -0400 From: JANE PHILLIPSj "diamondg@mail.icomnet.com"@icomnet.com
          To: "DrG's Email Listing" drg@execpc.com I have been checking out your web site. I'm Impressed. I'm one of your distant North Carolina cousins,Jane Gradeless Phillips in Kinston. You have done so much reseach. I am going to the NC State Achives on Monday. I hope to find some new information. I will stop by your site once in awhile. Keep up the good work. You once made a reference in regard to the Gradeless Fanily probably having decended from Black Irish. I'm curious as to what you based this on. Please let me know as I find this very interesting. Jane Gradeless Phillips
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 21:05:02 -0700 From: Giebel giebel@deskmedia.com
          To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com 1469 Zeva Pecoy was my greatgrandmother. What info do you have on her.
Subject: Chat Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 07:37:29 -0700 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com I spoke to my sister Jane Phillips yesterday and she said that she got a reply from you about the Black Irish question. She said that you also had Davis and Ricks you were researching in NC. These are names that can be found in Beaufort County early on. A large number of people from the NE of NC migrated to Davies and Randolph Counties and then onto TN. Let me know if I can help you with anything. I keep telling you that I am going to send you what I have. I keep thinking that I have one more scrap of info to add before I send it and I never do. Trust me before long I will send you what I have, I am embarrassed. You take care and God bless. Jim
Subject: County Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 18:01:29 -0700 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com Got your mail and printed it in order to carry with me when I go hunting for info. There is a Davie County just west of Winston Salem NC. I have no knowledge of a Davis County but Davie has been there way back. I am going to visit my sister next week and we are going fact finding, so I will keep your query in mind. I have seen the name Ricks in Beaufort County records before, in fact there are some Ricks buried very near where my Great Grand Father and other family. I know that for some reason there was a migration from eastern NC to the western part of the State in the late 1700s and early 1800s. I don't know why. I have traced some of my folks out west and on into TN. Supper is ready and my wife is calling so I have to go. God bless. Jim
Subject: Re: Ancestors for Elizabeth Spencer
          Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 08:19:51 -0400
          From: Andrew Sears asears@ipfusion.com Organization: IP Fusion To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1 Thanks for the message. I have the decendents of Eliza Ann Wright, but I only have her ancestors starting with Daniel Carmean. I could provide you with the information if you would like it. You can find some of the information at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/e/a/Andrew-L-Sears/ I would love to see the more detailed information you have. Is it available online or would you need to send it to me? My address is: Andrew Sears 184 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141 Thanks for contacting me. Andrew Sears
Subject: Windle family Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 03:45:46 -0600 From: "Fredric Z. Saunders" fzsaund@ix.netcom.com
          To: "'DrG@execpc.com'" DrG@execpc.com I descend from your Peter's sister Susanna that married Richard Wheeler Tucker. I would be interested in exchanging what we each know of their ancestry.
Subject: RE: Windle family Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 15:59:34 -0600 From: "Fredric Z. Saunders" fzsaund@ix.netcom.com
          To: "'Donald E. Gradeless'" DrG@execpc.com I had Peter as born Aug.1848 from what he said in the 1900 census. Not unusual for dates to be a year off. I only knew he died 1924 from cemetery inscription. For John I had born Oct. 1850 from the 1900 census, died 1932 form cemetery inscription. Where Peter's dates from his obituary and John's from Whitley Co. death records if I read what you have down right? If so, in what newspaper and date did his obit. appear? You could add if you want the information that Peter Windle, Sr. was born 28 Sep, 1799 in Shenandoah Co., VA. His wife was Elizabeth Smith born ca. 1809 Ohio, died 10 Oct. 1888 Whitley Co., IN. I had never followed the Windle descendants down, as I lose the line there. Thank you for all you sent on them. If you hear from Windle descendants feel free to give them my e-mail and snail-mail address: Fredric Z. Saunders 5186 S. Cobble Creek Rd. #6K Salt Lake City, UT 84117-6723
Subject: Whitley Co. query Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 21:37:33 -0600 From: "Fredric Z. Saunders" fzsaund@ix.netcom.com
          To: "'drg@execpc.com'" drg@execpc.com Susanna WINDLE (1836/8-1909), daughter of Peter WINDLE (1799-1860) and Elizabeth SMITH (c. 1809-1888) married 1857 Richard Wheeler TUCKER (1836-1864/70). He was the son of Hosea TUCKER (1808-1859) and Catherine GARRISON (1812-1887). Fredric Z. Saunders, 5186 S. Cobble Creek Rd. #6K, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-6723.
Subject: Re: Ancestors for Elizabeth Spencer
          Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 14:09:54 -0400
          From: Andrew Sears asears@ipfusion.com Organization: IP Fusion To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3 Thanks for the information. You can find links to Daniel Carmean at http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/e/a/Andrew-L-Sears/BOOK-0001/0019-0002.html Let me know if there is any way I can help you. Andrew Sears :
          Andrew Sears wrote: Thanks for the message. I have the decendents of Eliza Ann Wright, but I only have her ancestors starting with Daniel Carmean. I could provide you with the information if you would like it. You can find some of the information at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/e/a/Andrew-L-Sears/ I would love to see the more detailed information you have. Is it available online or would you need to send it to me? My address is: Andrew Sears 184 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141 Thanks for contacting me. Andrew Sears
Subject: Re: Coulter Strange but true. Huntington Co.
          Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 08:53:19 -0700
          From: James Halliday dochall@waypt.com To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com
          Ref: 1 Thanks so much for the Coulter information, don't know where they fit in, yet another piece to the puzzle. Luana
Subject: Joseph WINDLE & Sara Elizabeth MURFIELD Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 23:01:35 -0500 From: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net
          To: "Paricia ROE BARGAEHR" andypat@sowest.net
          CC: "W R Windle" william.windle@nctsw.navy.mil,
          "Patricia A. JOHNSON" busterb@info2000.net,
          "L.A. Huckaby" lon@rmii.com,
          "Jennifer Rozens" jrozens@home.com,
          "Fredric Z. Saunders" fzsaund@ix.netcom.com,
          "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com,
          "Daniel W. Bly" dbly@bridgewater.edu,
          "Clarice Jane SNYDER" snyder@skyenet.net,
          "Bill ESTHEIMER" KESTHEIMER@AOL.COM,
          "Becky COOK" RCookEng@aol.com, " Paricia ROE BARGAEHR" andypat@sowest.net
Hi Pat & Andy,

          Joseph & sara had 12 children Ellen J. b:bef 1860 who wed Frank SHELT in NE; Charley b:abt 1862, d:bef 1884; Joseph E. b:abt 1864 M: Addie HOUK; JOSHUA MURFIELD WINDLE b:1 Jan 1866 at Marion, OH - M: Dora Belle PATTON & d: 9 aug 111944 McAllister, OK ( I corresponded with a daughter who furnished much information) (wonder if she was any kin to the Susanna PATTON who married Johnnes SHWARTZ/BLACK?); AMANDA ANNA B:ABT 1868 D: BEF 1884; gEORGE w. B:ABT 1870 - This would be George WASHINGTON WINDLE FROM YOUR INFO - your maternal grandfather; C lara Olive b:abt 1872 m: George E. PATTON (another PATTON); mARTHA a. B: ABT 1874 D: AFT 1884; Ellvina b: Mar 1875 m: frank E. WILLET; fLORA B:ABT 1878 D: BEF 1884; jOHN f. B:ABT 1880 D: BEF 1884; jAMES e. B: JUL 1886 M: ABT 1908 vERNA. Most of this info from Gage county Gazeteer circa 1898.
          Joseph belonged to the Messerville Meth Ch Census, Jos 23, $400 b:OH Wife Sara 19, dau Ellen L. 1 month b:OH; Joss enlisted 1864, Co. A, 64th OH infantry for 100 days (or 136 OH Inf.)---Oh Oh, here's where cousin stasrted fighting cousin - as Abe sold his land in Toms Brook to his brother Samuel 7 Shenandoah Valley was known as the breadbasket of the Confederacy) Jos had three children beore he enlisted. He was age 2 in 1839 when family moved to Ohio. Jos and brother jacob moved to McLean Co., IL in 11857 - Jos was in Washington Twp, Franklin Co., OH in the 1860 census - Aprill 11872 he went along with brother jacob & his wife Tryfiena WILLCOX to Bennett, Gage Co., NE.
          Sara WAS BORN 13 JUL 1840 ON THE BAKS OF THE SCIOTO, FRANKLIN CO., OH. (d/o Of GeoW. MURFIELD and Hanna BAKER (sure would like to know her BAKER line)Sara was one of 12 children of father b:OH mother b:NY...she was a land lady in 1900 census owned a farm, had 12 children, 7 living.
          Abe b: 1 Apr 1797 Shenadoah Co.., VA m: 7 jan 11822 VA Sussanna SPIGGLE/SPEAGLE - D/O Michael & Anna Barbara HAMMAN children: William b:abt 1823; Emanuel b:1 may 1825 - m: Mary Polly PAXTON ( THEY WERE THE PARENTS OF MY Great Grandfather John Hamilton WINDLE WHO MARRIED aMANDA windle ( 14TH CHILD & daughter of Abe and his 2nd wife, Mary Ann BROBECK); Cornelius 11 oct 1827 Woodstock; James Henry 3 aug 1829 m: Ruhaana W. GOULDEN - he was buried Graceland Cem. Junion Co., Iowa; Issack b:1 oct 11831 known as Uncle Ike ( was left only $1.oo in his father's will) m: Harriet McCRACKEN ( believe Susanna died giving birth to him.
          Abe m: Mary ann BROBECK(BRUBECK/BRODBECK) 10 DEC 1831- SHE WAS D/O jACOB & cATHERINE cooper brobeck) It's getting late and my upper & lower cases are strting to tell on me)
          - 14 children: Sara b:abt 1833; Jacob "Jake - twin to Abraham -they were orn 7 feb 1833);Jakke m:Tryphena WILCOX & aBE M: Fancy FREEDLICH; sAMUELL B: ABT 1834 D: ABT 1834/5; jOSEPH 7 JAN 1837 M: Elizabeth MURFIELD; Eliza leonaa abt 18339/40George abt 1840 M; Addie; Daiid abt 1841/3; John Abt 1845 M: Clara; Mary Ann abt 1847; Rachel Catherine b:abt 1849 m: a CRAMER ( MY GREAT Uncle Cicero said the ther was several WINDLE/CRAmer MARRIAGES, but I have yet to find them; and the 124th of this union was Amanda, my Great grasndmother who married John Hamilton WINDLE, S/O aBE AND SUSANNA spiggle WINDLE.
          In 1995 when back to Michigan for my 5oth HS reunion oof St. John's High School, Jacksonn, MI - I went to visit the Sandy Corners Cemetary where Emanuel and Abe are buried.
          Uncle Cicero said that both George & John fought in the Civil War. (side note - today I helped at theSpindle top, Gladys City Museum where the 'SONS OF THE CONFEDERAC" CONDUCTED A SALUTE TO vETERANS OF ALLL AMERICAN wARS. THEY HAD AAN ENCAMPMENT a canon aand many muskets and of course they defeated the union soldierss killing two and taking two prisiooners.
          I was there because our stamp club adopted the Gladys City Post Zoffice and we try oto get the hildren interested in Collecting.
          Hope you all can work on thiis - I thought Capt John Philip WIINDLE might have been married to a HOTZENPILLLER, since he had Stephen HOTS living with him and then his sons after he died. A HOTSINENPILLLER desc told me that she could find noe but though perhaps she was a McKEEVER. I guess someday we may find out.
          Making far too many typos - guess I'll close for tonite.
My best to all of you WINDLE researchers'
Bill
Subject:  Re: Joseph WINDLE & Sara Elizabeth MURFIELD
  Date:  Sun, 17 May 1998 02:17:01 -0400
  From:  Clarice Jane Snyder  snyder@skyenet.net
 To:  "William J windle"  BWINDLE@prodigy.net, "Paricia ROE BARGAEHR"  andypat@sowest.net
 CC:  "W R Windle"  william.windle@nctsw.navy.mil,
    "Patricia A. JOHNSON"  busterb@info2000.net,
    "L.A. Huckaby"  lon@rmii.com,
    "Jennifer Rozens"  jrozens@home.com,
    "Fredric Z. Saunders"  fzsaund@ix.netcom.com,
    "Donald E. Gradeless"  DrG@execpc.com,
    "Daniel W. Bly"  dbly@bridgewater.edu,
    "Bill ESTHEIMER"  KESTHEIMER@AOL.COM,
    "Becky COOK"  RCookEng@AOL.COM,
    "Paricia ROE BARGAEHR"  andypat@sowest.net

Hi William, I just want to tell you, I appreciate your messages and effort to
keep all informed.  I'm working on inputting a lot of names on another line
into my database.
I see that there are some Windles married into this line on the page that I'm
on now.  When I can, I will share some of it with the group.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Clarice Jane Snyder"  snyder@skyenet.net
Web pages:
(Music) http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/2059
(Genealogy) http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/n/y/Clarice-J-Snyder/

http://homepage.netspaceonline.com/~deanstr/Harrison/surname.html
Surnames:
Applegate//Blake//Bogard//Bottles//Brown//Crecelius//Davis//Drake//Engleman//
Feller//Greer//Hamman//Hanger//Heishman//Holsclaw//Hottel//Hull//Keller//
Litsey//Pate//Powers//Snapp//Windell//VanPelt//Vaughn//Wall//Wiseman//
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Subject: Re: Joseph WINDLE & Sara Elizabeth MURFIELD Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 02:17:01 -0400 From: Clarice Jane Snyder snyder@skyenet.net To: "William J windle" BWINDLE@prodigy.net, "Paricia ROE BARGAEHR" andypat@sowest.net CC: "W R Windle" william.windle@nctsw.navy.mil, "Patricia A. JOHNSON" busterb@info2000.net, "L.A. Huckaby" lon@rmii.com, "Jennifer Rozens" jrozens@home.com, "Fredric Z. Saunders" fzsaund@ix.netcom.com, "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com, "Daniel W. Bly" dbly@bridgewater.edu, "Bill ESTHEIMER" KESTHEIMER@AOL.COM, "Becky COOK" RCookEng@AOL.COM, "Paricia ROE BARGAEHR" andypat@sowest.net Hi William, I just want to tell you, I appreciate your messages and effort to keep all informed. I'm working on inputting a lot of names on another line into my database. I see that there are some Windles married into this line on the page that I'm on now. When I can, I will share some of it with the group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Clarice Jane Snyder" snyder@skyenet.net Web pages: (Music) http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/2059 (Genealogy) http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/n/y/Clarice-J-Snyder/ http://homepage.netspaceonline.com/~deanstr/Harrison/surname.html Surnames: Applegate//Blake//Bogard//Bottles//Brown//Crecelius//Davis//Drake//Engleman// Feller//Greer//Hamman//Hanger//Heishman//Holsclaw//Hottel//Hull//Keller// Litsey//Pate//Powers//Snapp//Windell//VanPelt//Vaughn//Wall//Wiseman// ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subject: Re: Another Coulter Family.
          Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 14:43:35 -0700
          From: James Halliday dochall@waypt.com To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com
          Ref: 1 HI...........thanks for the Coulter information Will probably post it on the Coulter web site, maybe someone will recognize it. Luana
Subject: Re[2]: Portage Co Grayless Obituaries Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 13:21:00 -0500 From: Susan.K.McMahan@mcdermott.com I didn't find an obituary for either Nathan nor Christina in my files. I do have an obituary for their grandson Roscoe Martin who died 15 May 1950, son of their only child Mary Grayless Martin. Roscoe had one sister of Kent OH. Christina was the youngest daughter of John and Christina Hartzell Diver of Deerfield. John Diver b 2 Feb 1781 Massachusetts d 14 Apr 1864 Portage Co OH. Christina Hartzell b 29 Dec 1793 Northampton Co PA, d 12 Feb 1857 Portage Co OH, married 8 May 1814 Portage Co OH. Susan
Subject: McCullough Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 00:20:17 -0500 From: pcorp@ckt.net (warren Eugene Corp)
          To: GSWC Query DrG@execpc.com Tony Carlos McCullough, Tom or Thomas McCullough, Hazel McCullough, brothers and sister, they were born in Churubusco, in the 1880's, Tony Carlos was my grandfather, he married Willa See Perry, died in Oklahoma around 1947, any information on their parents would help me a lot. Thanks, Peggy McCullough Corp
Subject: [Fwd: McCullough] Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 18:38:47 -0500 From: pcorp@ckt.net (warren Eugene Corp) Peggy Corp Rt 1 Box 1 FF 4th & Elm Hume, Mo. 64752
Subject: Re: Rawlings Family from Dorchester Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 21:23:04 -0400 From: "Mark L. Raulin" mraulin@erols.com No Rawlings in my line or a Philadelphia Rawleigh. Have you tried the Lower DelMarVa mailing list? Also, check out Shari Handley's website at http://bay.intercom.net/handley/ You've probably already been to both, but if you haven't you'll get lots of help. Good luck Mark
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 17:25:43 EST From: BECKGONG@aol.com
          To: Donald Gradeless
          drg@execpc.com Gradeless Family I just sent you an e-mail, I guess I didn't read enough on the Whitley Co. web page before I sent it. You must be the right connection, I saw many familiar names for the Gongwers. I have several updates for you, including myself, if you want them. I need more information on the numbers 1269 and 1074. Thanks, Becky Gongwer
Subject: Rebecca Waugh/Wm. Grayless Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 19:16:57 -0600 From: jane1915@juno.com (JANE C KARLSON) Was delighted to find all of the information on the Grayless/Waugh family from your site. I am a direct descendent and although had compiled information on the Waugh's, had nothing on the Grayless side. Rebecca and Charles are my GGG Grandparents and I will be delighted to share information about them and their descendants with you via mail. Am curious why Nathaniel changed his name to Gradeless.....family skeletons? A cousin... Joy Herrmann (253) 858-3003 (Am using my mothers E-Mail and can be reached at Jane1915@Juno.com)
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 19:04:41 -0500 From: D&MW davmarw@siscom.net
          To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com In doing some web browsing, I came across your webpage and remembered that we had some distant relatives named Gradeless. I was pleasantly surprised to see our names and birthdates included in your page. Thank for setting up the page. As I recall, an Evelyn Gradeless attending school with me at Merriam and/or Wolf Lake. I assume she is No. 379 Evelyn Joan Gradeless. If so and you ever see her, as if she perhaps remembers Dave Winebrenner and give her my greeting. My wife Marie Wilmer Winebrener and I now live in Springfield, Ohio. Thanks again for your good web page. Dave Winebrenner
Subject: Phone Call Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:01:49 -0500 From: D&MW davmarw@siscom.net
          To: "Gradeless, Donald E." DrG@execpc.com Nice to talk with you on the phone. As a reminder - researcher on the Jeffries. Thanks much. Dave
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 20:44:45 -0500 From: "Peter Siegel" psiegel@npiec.on.ca
          To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com I would like whatever information you can give me on Your numbers 92 and 93 LeRoy Greensides and Josephine Greensides My grandmother was the Daughter of William Greensides and Minnie Mabel Wythe Regards, Peter. psiegel@npiec.on.ca
Subject: GradelessFamilyQuery Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 21:57:24 -0800 (PST) From: donnallen@webtv.net (Donna Allen)
          To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com RN's 3221,2951,3220, 2864 A very impressive amount of research. Fay Allen RN3221 was my father, he died in 1978. My grandparents were Roy and Estella Allen. RN's 3220 and 3221. I would love any more info you have about the ancestors of RN 2864 Estella Grayess 1866-1945. I know she married Thomas Elmer Nesbitt , 1861-1935 (he might be on your list but I could not access names past the letter L). Also if you know more about the Nesbitts. I know the names of my garndmothers siblings but no birth or death dates (Paul, Hazel, Arthur, Spencer). I also have the names, birth and death dates and some marriages for the siblings of Roy Allen. I will gladly give you any information you would like to add to your impressive research. Thank you, Donna Allen
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:09:02 EST From: JCahill283@aol.com
          To: Donald Gradeless
          drg@execpc.com Looking for information about Stephen D. Cremean and Tansey Johns. (4512, 4514, 4522, 4538, 4564) We recently found records my husbands ggrandmother was Mary Jane Cremean Cahill (5-30-1850 / 12-25-1924) Her death certificate lists parents as S. D. Cremean and T........ John - Ohio.
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 11:55:46 EST From: JCahill283@aol.com Cremean. I'll try to scan the death certificate and send it to you. This is neat!! Jim & Terry Cahill 217 Bel Aire Place Muskogee, OK 74403
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 12:12:29 EST From: JCahill283@aol.com This is what I have, which is not very much. Richard W. CAHILL, b. 6-1845 in Ohio, d. 1917 Morris, Oklahoma, buried Morris Cemetery. m. 11-25-1866 in Lima, OH to Mary Jane CREMEAN, b. 5-30-1850 in Ohio, d. 12-25-1924, Morris, Oklahoma, buried in Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The 1900 & 1910 census records shows they were in Guthrie, Oklahoma. We think they were here for the land run but we have to find more records. We plan a trip to Guthrie and El Reno in the near future. They also had 8 children, 6 living. I've found 5. They are: Stephen D. CAHILL, b. January 1868 in Lima, Ohio, d. 7-25-1961 in Okmulgee, OK. Leona CAHILL Benedum, b.1871 in Ohio, d. 1964 in Okmulgee, OK James Warren CAHILL, b. 8-28-1873 in Lima, Ohio, d. 12-1-1947 in El Reno, OK (my husband's ggrandfather) Lawrence E. CAHILL, b. May 1879 in Ohio Abraham Ellis CAHILL, b. June 1881 in Ohio When Mary Jane CREAMEAN Cahill died, the obituary lists only 2 children living, Leona CAHILL Benedum and Stephen D. CAHILL. On her death certificate, he shows her father born in Maryland. I did see where part did come from that state. I'll send the next generation on next e-mail. Terry Cahill
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 17:17:55 EST From: JCahill283@aol.com Generation 2 Children of Stephen Cahill and Cora M. ????? 1. Marion M. Cahill, b. August 1888, Ohio 2. Myrtle Cahill, b. April 1891 3. Richard W. Cahill, b. July 1893 4. Vera D. Cahill, b. February 1896 5. Eugene Giles Cahill, b. January 1898 6. Mary Cahill, b. about 1901 Children of Leona Cahill and Obediah H. Benedum 1. Orla Chester Benedum, b. about 1898, d. February 26, 1944 2. Elizabeth B. Benedum, b. 1901, d. 1995 3. Mildred Benedum, b. about 1904 4. Thomas Benedum, b. about 1906 5. Ida Lucille Benedum, b. 1912, d. 1940 Children of James Warren Cahill and Lulu M. Smith 1. Leo Ellis Cahill, Sr., b. 12-23-1899, El Reno, OK, d. 6-27-1986 married Mary Jane Winder on 12-5-1918 El Reno, OK 1a. Lenora Frances Cahill, b. 9-29-1919, El Reno, OK married Leslie Francis Scroggins 6-15-1938 i. Glenna Marie Scroggins ii. Cynthia Ann Scroggins iii. Rebecca Jane Scroggins 1b. Merle Lee Cahill, b. 11-6-1920, El Reno, OK married Dora i. Chris Cahill ii. Keith Cahill 1c. James Warren Cahill, Sr., b. 9-10-1924, Muskogee, OK married LaMona Blair on 12-22-1952 i Frank Cahill ii. James Warren Cahill, Jr married Terry Lynn Archibald Nichole Leal Cahill iii. Shari Blair Cahill 1d. Leo Ellie Cahill, Jr., b. 1-24-1933, Muskogee, OK 2. Leslie L. Cahill, b. 10-23-1901, Guthrie, OK, d. December 1971 married Charlie? 2a. Richard Cahill 2b. Charles Cahill 2c. Mary Lou Cahill 3. Leona Belle Cahill Brown, b. 7-21-1904 Guthrie, OK, d. 2-5-1998, Okmulgee, OK married W. S. Brown 3a. Jim Brown 3b. Delores Brown 3c. Nancy Brown 3d. Lois Ann Brown 3e. John Edward Brown 4. Loran J. Cahill, b. about 1908, d. about 1921 5. Lennie Cahill, b. 5-26-1912, d. November 1972 6. Lymon Cahill 7. Leoma Elizabeth Cahill
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 15:16:38 EST From: JCahill283@aol.com I'm sorry about that. We are: James Warren Cahill, Jr.(my husband), married Terry Lynn Archibald (me), our daughter is Nichole Leal Cahill. Terry Cahill 217 Bel Aire Place Muskogee, OK 74403 918 / 683-3334
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 26 Dec 1998 20:30:55 -0800 From: "Lynn & Missy Brittenham" lbritten@csb.swnebr.net Do you have any other info that pertains to these families and what line they might tie into. I am working on a Redenbaugh Book and would like to put as many people in it as possible. What state is these people listed ? Thanks for your help, Lynn 2635 Redenbaugh, Alexander Gene "Alex" 1989- Oct 17, 1989 2451 Redenbaugh, Alice Luella Hyndman 1911- May 21, 1911 2634 Redenbaugh, Amy Sackman 2632 Redenbaugh, Christopher David 1964- 1964 2579 Redenbaugh, Fred E. 19xx-1988 Jun 29, 1911 2609 Redenbaugh, Jack J. 1947- Jan 25, 1947 2631 Redenbaugh, Kirby Gene 1962- 1962 2875 Redenbaugh, Richard 2633 Redenbaugh, Sara Kay 1966- 1966 2629 Redenbaugh, Susan Allene Duncan 1938- Jun 09, 1938
Subject: Announcement Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 17:29:22 -0600 (CST) From: Dyan Hudson d.hudson@mail.utexas.edu Loryn Aline Hudson January 19, 1999, 2:12 p.m. 7 pounds 5 ounces, 19 inches
Subject: Gradeless Family Index Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 19:59:00 EST From: HerNHersDa@aol.com Greetings! My name is Deborah Law, and I found myself awestruck when I visited your page. First of all, the fact that you have been able to trace your roots so successfully has given me hope that someday I might be able to do the same. Secondly, it was quite a surprise to find some members of my husband's family in your index. I am most interested in finding out about #116, Hilda I. Cooperrider and her family. She was my husband's great grandmother (my husband's parents are Lyle Law and Suellyn Hedges). Any information you are willing to share on the Cooperriders would be greatly appreciated. I thought perhaps you might also want to know that Kathleen Eileen (Lash) Hedges, who is on your index as well, passed away on October 17, 1995 in her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from cancer. She was my husband's grandmother, and a very fine lady. If you have any interest in continuing that part of the line, please let me know and I will tell you what I am able. Thank you very much for your time! Sincerely,
          Deborah Law HerNHersDa@aol.com
Subject: Reply to Gradeless Family Index Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 13:42:34 EST From: HerNHersDa@aol.com Dear Dr. Gradeless, Thank you very much for your quick response! I have gotten used to waiting weeks for people to even open my email, so finding your letter this morning was a real treat. The information you sent is greatly appreciated. Could you please tell me if any of the other Cooperriders on your list are siblings of Ida Cooperrider Hedges? I will fill in what blanks I can. The divorces, which of course no one really discusses, make things kind of hazy in the family. I will go down the list you gave me and tell you what I know, as any information could be helpful. To try to cut down on confusion, I will also refer to them by your Reference Numbers. 1. I found Hilda Cooperrider (RN=116) and Franklin Hedges' (RN=117) wedding date on the web. Hugh and Marion Zorger have their family tree on the web, and can be reached at gendex@ourancestry.com. They have the wedding date as 19 Sept 1917. I have not been able to confirm or dispute this. 2. Robert L. Hedges (RN=3815) died in Florida on 6 Apr 1988. He fell ill while they were on vacation, and the family flew down there to be with him. I know for certain that he is buried in Fort Wayne, IN, but I'm also sure the death certificate is from Florida. 3. Robert Britton (RN=3900) and Karen (Hedges) Britton (RN=3896) had two children that lived, Rose Britton, who I believe was born around 1968, and William Britton, who was born in 1970. Neither child has married yet. I know that Karen, while still pregnant, lost a child in a car accident. I do not know if the child was close enough to term to be buried, as obviously this is a very unpleasant subject. Robert and Karen divorced in the mid 1970s, as I know the kids were very young when it happened. I don't believe any contact with Robert has been maintained. Karen currently lives at 6702 Red Bud Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Rose has just purchased a house, so I will try to get that address for you, and Bill works for a cable company and lives on the road. 4. James Henry Hedges (RN=3898) and Marsha (Allen) Hedges (RN=3902) currently reside at 2027 CR 72, Huntertown, IN 46748. He has 3 children from his first marriage (to Sharon Brumbuagh Hedges RN=3901) and Marsha has 2 children from her first marriage to a man whose last name was Stolte. I'm sorry that I have no dates of birth, I will try to get them. James and Sharon's children: 1. Tammy Hedges Burke Tammy married Robert Burke III and has two children, Robbie (Robert IV) who was born in 1991, and Kaite (Kaitlin) born in Dec 1995. They live at 4223 Glenlow Drive Plainfield, IL 60544 2. Christopher (known as Butch) Hedges Christopher married a girl named Dana (don't know her last name) and has 3 children, a daughter Courtney, who I believe was born in 1992, a son Rhyan, who I believe was born in late 1993, and another daughter, Faith, who was born Aug 1995. Their address is 6821 State Road #1 Spencerville, IN 46788. 3. Michelle Hedges Powell Michelle married David Powell. They have no children. Their address is 6240 Georgia Ave Bradenton, FL 34207 I believe that Sharon Brumbuagh Hedges also resides in Florida. Marsha Allen Hedges' children: 1. Christopher J. Stolte Christopher is married to a girl named Laura, and has a child, but that is all the information I have on him. His address is 610-1 Wallen Hills Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46825. 2. Andrea Stolte Willms Andrea is married to a man named Tim Willms. She had a child in Nov of 1995. I'm afraid I don't know the sex or name. Their address is 7694 N. 450W Fremont, IN 46737. I believe that Christopher and Andrea's natural father, (?) Stolte, passed away in 1994. He was estranged from his children, and I remember Marsha relating the story of how he reappeared to make amends before he died. Another note, Marsha Allen Hedges' father's name was Walter Allen. He passed away on 6 Apr 1998 in a nursing home in Fort Wayne. 5. Suellyn Hedges Rick (RN=3899) married Lyle Ernest Law (RN=3903) of Huntington, IN in 1970 in Fort Wayne, IN. They were divorced in 1982. I have no information about Lyle Law except for his address, as my husband is estranged from him. His address is 2184 E Co. Road 1000N Roanoke, IN 46783. Suellyn and Lyle had two children: 1. Sherri Lynn Law Qualls born 18 Mar 1971 Sherri married a man named Todd Qualls in 1994. They have no children. They currently reside right outside of Atlanta, GA. I have their address but cannot locate it at the moment. I will email it to you ass soon as I find it. 2. Lyle Ernest LawJr., 12 Aug 1972 in Fort Wayne, IN Lyle married me, Deborah Lee Broscheid, on 20 May 1995 in the United Methodist Church of Harrison, OH. I was born on 18 Mar 1970 in Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. My parents are William Gregory Broscheid and Marilee Greer. We have no children. Our address is 104 Everett Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Lyle is a Staff Sergeant in the Army and we are currently stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Suellyn's current husband, Michael Rick (RN=3904) was born 28 Mar (don't know the year, but he is close to Sue in age). They were married on 10 Mar, and I'm not certain of the year, but I believe it might have been 1985. At the time, Michael was stationed with the Army at Fort Bragg, NC, and they resided in Hope Mills NC. I am sure that is where they were married. Michael's parents divorced a long time ago, and his father, Charles Rick, is now married to a lady named Ida (do not know maiden name). Michael's mother, Shirley (? maiden name) is now married to a man named Robert Huddleson. Michael has three sons, 2 adopted, and one that is his natural son. If you would like more information on them, let me know. Michael and Suellyn live at Route 1 Box 390 California, KY 41007. 6. Charles Scott Hedges (RN=3907) and his second wife, Marlene Seibert Hedges (RN=3912) live in Montana. Their address is P.O. Box 1132 Big Fork, Montana 59911. I'm sorry, but that's all the information I have on them. I'm sorry that what little information I have is spotty at best. I have just begun on my husband's family, and will soon write to one of his aunts to try to clarify some things. I will forward anything I find to you. Thank you again for all of your help. I will be watching for the information you will send for me to confirm, and I promise I will be prompt in doing so. Sincerely,
          Deborah
Subject: Re: Reply to Gradeless Family Index Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:22:16 EST From: HerNHersDa@aol.com The download worked just fine, and thank you again for all of that wonderful information! I have checked the information you sent, and everything is correct except for the following: Rose Britton (RN=4946) is Living, Female, Single, and has no children William Britton (RN=4947) is Living, Male, Single, and has no children My name Deborah (RN=4944) is misspelled Dorah under Lyle's and my sections. I'm sure that's a typo you have already caught, it was funny to see my name that way. In my section as Lyle's wife, my Mom's name is misspelled, which is easy to do, as it's pretty unique. Her name is spelled Marilee. Lastly, Kathleen Lash Hedges (RN=3895) passed away on 17 Oct 1995 at her residence (6403 Union Chapel Road). I am trying to reach Lyle's cousin Tammy this evening, so hopefully I will be able to fill in some of the blanks for you very soon. Thank you again for everything! Sincerely, Deborah
Subject: Re: Reply to Gradeless Family Index Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 09:32:16 EST From: HerNHersDa@aol.com Everything is correct! I'm sure you're already tired of this part of the family ha ha. I've been unable to get anyone on the phone, so I'm going to write some letters and will hopefully get responses from them. One thing I did remember was that in 1998 the Hedges Family reunion was organized by a man named Paul Grim. He's one of Sue's cousins, and he lives near Fort Wayne, and if he already isn't in your index, that might be another clue to Lois Jean's identity. I will see what I can find out! Thank you again for everything, Deborah
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 12:51:48 -0600 From: "Danielski, Ed" Ed.Danielski@glenayre.com I found mention of Rosa A Danielski in record # 3025. How do I obtain more information? Thanks. Email: Ed.Danielski@glenayre.com Ed Danielski Glenayre Human Resources Quincy - 217-221-6684
Subject: Grayless et al Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 23:21:27 EST From: Spazquatsk@aol.com Please see attached letter re Grayless, Ulery, Waggoner etc. Dear Dr. Gradeless, In researching my family, (Street), I came across your site. I think I may represent a side(s) of the family which might be unknown to you. My paternal grandmother s maiden name was Lucinda Rena Chandler. Her mother s maiden name was Lorinda Ann Wiltermood. Her mother s maiden name was Lucinda Rena Grayless. All I know of the later was her name, and that she was married to John H. Wiltermood who died in 1885. They had three children (William, Edward, and Viola) while living in Indiana. Thereafter they moved to Joplin, Mo. (after 1875) and had two more daughters (Lorinda Ann, and Lillie Etta). While I have found nothing nationwide on Wiltermood, I did find a wealth of information, but no exact match, on Grayless on your web site. The interesting thing is that my tree contains many odd surnames, which I find throughout your tree. These are almost always occurring in a few counties in Ohio and Indiana. My mother s maiden name was Combs, and you have an unknown person named Mary Combs in your database. The Combs were prolific in Indiana. Without testing your sufferance for E-mail too greatly, I also have Waggoner, Ulery (also the German Ulrich), Studebaker, and others who all bred together, it seems, in rural Indiana. I have detailed information on some, and little on others, and would be happy to share any of this with you. The Ulerys (Ulrichs) were Shakers. In 1719 the first of them came to Pennsylvania from Prussia, and in 1809 the first brethren came to Indiana. David Ulrich and his wife Susan had 5(?) children. One son was Aaron Ulery (b. Feb 12, 1816) who was born in Montgomery County, Ohio. He married Susan Waggoner and had 12 children. One son of Aaron s was David, who married Hannah Studebaker. The Ulerys (Ulrichs) came to Pyrmont Indiana in 1828 according to the family history or in 1829 According to Aaron who was Deacon of the German Baptist Church. Please feel free to inquire on any of this. Some of my archives are hand written by old ladies, and at best I can only make out part of it. Perhaps with your input I might rediscover what is already there.
          Sincerely,
          Charles Street III
          1951 N. Jones B-102
          Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
          1-702-647-3051
          spazquatsk@aol.com
Subject: More Grayless Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 13:41:42 EST From: Spazquatsk@aol.com Thank you for your kind response to my inquiry. Though I am 53 years old, I have cleverly waited until most of the people who knew anything about my family are dead before starting all of this a few years ago. Everything I know about Wiltermood and Grayless is below. It is extracted from a letter from my aunt, Sally Hull, perhaps 30 years ago. She is still living, and may have more information. Please forgive the structure of this, I am quite new at this business. John H. Wiltermood (d. 1885) married Lucinda Rena Grayless (d. Aug 11, 1934 at age 91) They had five children (two sons and three daughters) 1. William Frederick Wiltermood (b. Jan 20, 1864, d. in 1920s) 2. Edward Wiltermood (b. Aug 1867, d. about 1918) 3. Viola Wiltermood (b. Dec 1870, d.in 1920s) 4. Lorinda Ann Wiltermood (b. Oct 7, 1875, d. Oct 22, 1967(age92) 5. Lillie Etta Wiltermood (b. Aug 20, 1877) After John Wiltermood died, Lucinda Rena Grayless married John Morgan. She divorced him a few years later, but used the name Morgan until her death. BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF LUCINDA RENA GRAYLESS-WILTERMOOD(MORGAN) 1. James Grayless (b. March 14, 1831) 2. Lidda Ann Grayless (b. Feb 1, 1845 3. John Grayless (b. May 20, 1859) 4. My Aunt lists here Lucinda Grayless, but as a sister. I cannot account for this. Her birth date is shown as May 7, 1843. If this is indeed not a sister, but HER, then Lucinda would have been 91 at her death, which is correct. My assumption is that the 1843 date is in fact Lucinda s birth date which was omitted from above. If there was a fourth child, then the name is lost. ** William, Edward & Viola were born in either Illinois or Indiana. They went to Murphyboro (East Joplin, Mo.) by covered wagon. Lorinda and Etta were born at 906 Broadway, Joplin, Missouri. This is the end of my aunt s account. I cannot say how Lucinda Grayless got to Indiana or Illinois. I believe the person in California, to whom you refered is a Chandler, who has done some research. I do not know who or where he is. My wife remembers that my grandmother spoke of this person years ago. My Grandmother, Lucinda Rena Chandler was the daughter of Lorinda Ann Wiltermood. She was born in Joplin Mo. in 1900. She married Charles Evard Street ( Gabby ) and they lived in Joplin, where they are buried. I have a photo of my grandmother as a little girl. She is with her grandmother Lucinda Grayless, (we think!). Gabby was a famous Baseball player (catcher to Big Train Johnson) who caught the ball thrown from the top of the Washington Monument. He played for the Cardinals for many years, then managed them through two World Series, then went into sports broadcasting with Harry Carey and Joe Garagiola. If I can assist with anything else, please don t hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Charles Street
Subject: Studebaker et al Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 13:45:09 EST From: Spazquatsk@aol.com another letter Name: DRG3.LTR Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream) Encoding: base64
Subject: James Grayless Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 07:21:59 -0800 (PST) From: donnallen@webtv.net (Donna Allen) Donald...I have been in contact with "cousins" from the Nesbitt branch who still live in Illinois. They have obtained death certificates for me on Estella "Stella: Grayless Nesbitt and Eliza Jane Myers Grayless and obituaries on the two women and James Grayless. They are still looking for the death cert. on James. His obituary does not mention any family at all. The cert. for Eliza Jane did have her mother's full name as Hester Fisher of New Jersey, in case you want to update your records. The certificate for Estella Grayless Nesbitt lists James as beig born in "Choplin" Missouri. I think this is an error. The info was supplied by grandson Spencer Nesbitt. James brother John looks to have met his wife in Jopin, so maybe James lived ther for a while...I am sticking with a birthplace of Marion Co. Ohio for now. On the Nesbitt side, Thomas Elmer Nesbitt was born on March 1, 1861, married on May 1, 1889 in Hanover, Illinois (Jo Davies Co.), and died March 28, 1935 at Savanna, Illinois (Carroll Co.). He had a brother Charles E Nesbitt, b. August 22, 1849, d. October 27, 1934 at Mt. Carroll, Illinois, a sister Elizabeth Nesbitt Paisley, brother John and sister Nellie. The parents of this clan were Michael Nesbitt born in 1821 in Ireland (possibly Ballybay, County Caven), married to Ellen Cox Nesbitt in 1845, came to USA in 1846, died on January 13, 1912 at Savannah, Illinois. Ellen Cox Nesbitt was born in 1822 in England and died in Washington Township, Ill on May 6, 1878. So, lots of new clues to research, and a few questions. I enjoy having your books, and would like to contact the relative of Lucinda. There is little info about parents William and Susannah Hinton Grayless. and after Wiliam the connection is broken. After reearching your account, I think that it is possible that William Grayless' c.1800 parents were Matilda Gradeless Berry, and William Grayless 1789-1855. Maybe the descendat of Lucinda can shed more light on this, or has some family records? Thanks for the note and lets keep in touch with any new information. Donna
Subject: (OLD FOLKS TRUISMS] Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 09:28:22 -0800 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com
          To: diamondg@icomnet.com
          Now that I'm REALLY OLD....here's what I've discovered: I started out with nothing....I still have most of it. When did my wild oats turn to prunes and All Bran? I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded. All reports are in. Life is now officially unfair. If all is not lost, where is it? It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser. The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging. I went to school to become a wit, only got half-way through. It was all so different before everything changed. Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. A day without sunshine is like a day in Seattle. I wish the buck stopped here. I could use a few... It's not the pace of life that concerns me, it's the sudden stop at the end. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees. When you're finally holding all the cards, why does everyone else decide to play chess?
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 21:06:41 -0500 From: Allen Povenmire apovenmire@bop.gov
          To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com Looking for records of 4510, 4517, 4518. Anything will be appreciated. Please respond to allter@prodigy.net Allen Povenmire
Subject: Wilermood Records. Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 08:49:36 -0600 From: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com To: Spazquatsk@aol.com This might not translate to well and with a line wrap so I will try and attach to the end. One or the other should hold. The attachment will also have some notes from the Rockville and Terre Haute that same day.. July 5, 1994 Trip to Newport, Rockville and Terre Haute, IN Vermillion County Court House, Newport, Indiana Vermillion County Book of Original Entry: Page 20: Tract Book Town 16N Range 9 West (Vermillion Tonwship) W-1/2 NE-1/4 10 80 Nov 20 1830 John Wiltermood Page 32: Tract Book Town 17N Range 9 West (Vermillion township) E-1/2 SW-1/4 34 80 Nov 10 1830 John Wildermoot Page 56: Tract book Town 15N Rage 10 West: (Helt Township) SW-1/4 1 160 June 3 1817 William Doty Page 57: Tract Book Town 15N Rage 10 West (Helt Township) SE-1/4 14 160 Feb 12 1818 William Doty Page 57-1/2: Tract Book Town 15N Range 10 West (Helt Township) NE-1/4 15 160 June 3 1817 William Doty Page 57-1/2: Tract Book Town 15N Range 10 West (Helt Township) NE-1/2 SE-1/4 22 40 March 15 1837 Permelia Grafs General Index to Deeds, Grantee, 1824-1850 Grantee Grantor Sec-Town-Range Book-Page Wiltermood, John Solomon G. Davis & Wife Warranty June 24 1835 $50 E-1/2 E-fre SE-1/4 11-16-9 Aug 31 1835 4-110 Wiltermood, John United States Patent March 3, 1831 -- W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 80 Sep 24, 1838 6-166 Wiltermood, Joseph Wiltermood, John Warrantee Jan 8 1839 $500 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Sep 20, 1839 6-552 Wiltermood, John United States Patent Mar 3 1831 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Jan 9 1840 6-635 Wiltermode, John John Wiltermode, Sen Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 E-frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 Feb 8 1841 see below Wiltermode, John John Wiltermode, Sen Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Feb 12 1841 7-272 General Index to Deeds, Grantor, 1824-1850 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, John Senr John Wimsett, Senr Warrantee Dec 31 1838 $150 NW-1/4 SE-1/4 10-16-9 40 Jan 2 1839 6-248 Wiltermood, John Wiltermood, Joseph Warrantee Jan 8 1839 $500 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Sep 20, 1839 6-552 Wiltermood, Joseph Thos. J. Brown Warrantee Jan 16, 1839 $110 Off Send E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-16-9 20 Jan 25, 1840 6-652 Wiltermode, John, Sen John Wiltermode Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 E-frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 Feb 8 1841 see below Wiltermode, John, Sen John Wiltermode Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Feb 12 1841 7-272 Wiltermood, John Wellington Brown Warranty Aug 10 1841 $500 E-1/2 E-Frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 see below Wiltermood, John Wellington Brown Warranty Aug 10 1841 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Aug 23 1841 7-431 Grantee, 1850-1862 Wiltermood, Joseph James A. Bell & Wife Warranty 1 Jan 1858 Off S-1/2 N-1/2 S 19-18-9 5 11 Jan 1858-11 am 16-20 Wiltermood, Joseph W. James C. Dallas Warranty 23 Dec 1837 $400 E-1/2 NE-1/4 (except 20 acres off the south part) 34-17-9- 60 29 Mar 1858 16-42 Wiltermood, Samuel & Jno Acton Richard Potts & wife Warranty Dec 11 1860 $113 Fraction of S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 Nov 28 1861-9am 17-390 Grantor 1850-1862 Wiltermood, Jos. W. by J. F. Weller Shf Richard Potts Sheriffs Deed Nov 8 1860 $71 E-1/2 NW-1/4 (Except 20a off land) 34-17-9 Feb 27 1862 11 17-480 Deed Index Book 3 1862-1866 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, Jose Sr & wif Jno Meinman Warranty Oct 16 1865 $200 W-1/2 of 20 acres off of S. end E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 20 Oct 16 1865 9am 20-207 Deed Index Book 3 1862-1866 Grantee-Grantor Wiltermood, Sam'l Jno M. Axton & Wife Warranty Jan 22 1864 $60.00 A fraction S-1/2 E-1/2 of NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Jan 22 1864 at 4 18-494 Book 4 1866-1873 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, Saml A. & wf Jon M. Axton Warr April 29 1868 $50 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 2 April 29 1868 5pm 23-29 Wiltermood, Jos W. & Wf. Hamilton Betson Quit Claim April 27, 1869 $400 Undivided 2/8 E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 20 May 1 1869 1 pm 22-232 Wiltermood, Polly A. David Brown Warr Mch 24, 1869 $20 Pt S-1/2 E-1/2 NE-1/4 2 Aug 9, 1869 10 am 23-179 Wiltermmod, Sarah C. by courtDavid Brown Court Deed Aug 17 1869 $13.33-1/3 out of N&E pt S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 2 Oct 7, 1870 2 pm 22-379 Wiltermood, James Margaret E. Wiltermood Warr Feb 26, 1870 off N ed SW pt-1/4 19-17-10 21.47 Feb 26 1870 11 am 23-274 Wiltermmod Thos. J. &WF Walter J. Place Warr Sept 24, 1870 $100 Newport Sept 24 1870 4 pm 23-347 Wiltermood, Joseph & wf Alfred R. Newlin Warr. May 12, 1871 $342 1 on N fr S# cor E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 11.40 May 13, 1871 3 pm 24-24 Deed Index 5 1873-1879 Grantor Grantee Wiltermood, Saml heirs by court Joseph Wiltermood Court Deed Oct 6, 1873 $72.96 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Nov 1 1873 3 pm 26-26 Wiltermood Eliza A. Et al Afred Newlin Warr Sep 21 1875 $1400 off N End E-1/2 SW-1/4 ex 11.75 34-17-9 60 Sep 21 1875 4 p.m. 26-513 Wiltermood Eliza A. Et al Afred Newlin Warr Sep 21 1875 off S end E-1/2 NE-1/4 ex 5 34-17-9 15 Sep 21 1875 4 p.m 26-513 Wiltermmod James A. & Wf Samuel Warm Warr. Feb 17 1875 $20 off W side NE-1/4 NE-1/4 off of 15a 19-17-10 2 March 13 1876 27-119 Wiltermood, Emily pr Admtr George W. Clark Admtr. Apr 24, 1876 $85 Undiv 1/3 of 1/8 & 1/2 of 1/4 of 1/8 E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 4.5 June 2 1876 8 am 24-182 Wiltermmod James A. & Wf Samuel Warm War Deed Aug 14, 1876 $100 off W side NE 1.2 NE 1/4 S-1/2 19-17-10 15 Aug 18, 1876 10 am 24-224 Wiltermmod, Margt E. & James Richard Ellis War Deed Dec 31 1878 $100 S end of 1 end NW fr 1/4 21.47a tract 19-17-10 7 Feb 12 1879 9 am 28-424 Wiltermood, James Wm. C. Wray & Wf Warr Apr 29 1873 $50 S-1/2 W side NE-1/4 NE-1/4 27-17-9 62 May 26 1873 4 pm 24-534 Wiltermood Joseph Saml Wiltermood Heirs Court Deed Oct 6, 1873 $72.96 In S-1/2 e-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Nov 1 1873 3 pm 26-26 Wiltermood, James A. Scott W. Downs Warr Deed Sept 4, 1874 $10 undiv 1/5 N-1/2 W side NW-1/4 NE-1/4 19-17-10 1.5 July 24 1875 4pm 25-549 Wiltermood, Wesley Isaac Porter & wf Quit claim Sept 13 1878 $70 99X200 ft out of NE cr sw-1/4 9-17-9 .50 Oct 24 1878 10am 28-330 Witlermood, Oscar George W. Clark Adm Deed Feb 4, 1880 80 Und Int E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 4.50 May 7 1880 10am 29-458 Wiltermood, C. E. & Wf E. Hollingswirth War Deed Oct 2, 1880 $325 In E-1/2 SW-1/4 2-16-9 25 Oct 8, 1880 3pm 30-38 Wiltermood, Eliza A. George Done War Sept 13, 1877 $100 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 May 12 1881, 2 pm 30-415 Wiltermood, George W & wf William Poor War Deed April 25, 1881 $60 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 May 13 1881, 9am 30-415 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 5, 1994 Trip to Newport, Rockville and Terre Haute, IN Vermillion County Court House, Newport, Indiana Vermillion County Book of Original Entry: Page 20: Tract Book Town 16N Range 9 West (Vermillion Tonwship) W-1/2 NE-1/4 10 80 Nov 20 1830 John Wiltermood Page 32: Tract Book Town 17N Range 9 West (Vermillion township) E-1/2 SW-1/4 34 80 Nov 10 1830 John Wildermoot Page 56: Tract book Town 15N Rage 10 West: (Helt Township) SW-1/4 1 160 June 3 1817 William Doty Page 57: Tract Book Town 15N Rage 10 West (Helt Township) SE-1/4 14 160 Feb 12 1818 William Doty Page 57-1/2: Tract Book Town 15N Range 10 West (Helt Township) NE-1/4 15 160 June 3 1817 William Doty Page 57-1/2: Tract Book Town 15N Range 10 West (Helt Township) NE-1/2 SE-1/4 22 40 March 15 1837 Permelia Grafs General Index to Deeds, Grantee, 1824-1850 Grantee Grantor Sec-Town-Range Book-Page Wiltermood, John Solomon G. Davis & Wife Warranty June 24 1835 $50 E-1/2 E-fre SE-1/4 11-16-9 Aug 31 1835 4-110 Wiltermood, John United States Patent March 3, 1831 -- W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 80 Sep 24, 1838 6-166 Wiltermood, Joseph Wiltermood, John Warrantee Jan 8 1839 $500 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Sep 20, 1839 6-552 Wiltermood, John United States Patent Mar 3 1831 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Jan 9 1840 6-635 Wiltermode, John John Wiltermode, Sen Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 E-frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 Feb 8 1841 see below Wiltermode, John John Wiltermode, Sen Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Feb 12 1841 7-272 General Index to Deeds, Grantor, 1824-1850 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, John Senr John Wimsett, Senr Warrantee Dec 31 1838 $150 NW-1/4 SE-1/4 10-16-9 40 Jan 2 1839 6-248 Wiltermood, John Wiltermood, Joseph Warrantee Jan 8 1839 $500 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Sep 20, 1839 6-552 Wiltermood, Joseph Thos. J. Brown Warrantee Jan 16, 1839 $110 Off Send E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-16-9 20 Jan 25, 1840 6-652 Wiltermode, John, Sen John Wiltermode Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 E-frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 Feb 8 1841 see below Wiltermode, John, Sen John Wiltermode Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Feb 12 1841 7-272 Wiltermood, John Wellington Brown Warranty Aug 10 1841 $500 E-1/2 E-Frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 see below Wiltermood, John Wellington Brown Warranty Aug 10 1841 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Aug 23 1841 7-431 Grantee, 1850-1862 Wiltermood, Joseph James A. Bell & Wife Warranty 1 Jan 1858 Off S-1/2 N-1/2 S 19-18-9 5 11 Jan 1858-11 am 16-20 Wiltermood, Joseph W. James C. Dallas Warranty 23 Dec 1837 $400 E-1/2 NE-1/4 (except 20 acres off the south part) 34-17-9- 60 29 Mar 1858 16-42 Wiltermood, Samuel & Jno Acton Richard Potts & wife Warranty Dec 11 1860 $113 Fraction of S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 Nov 28 1861-9am 17-390 Grantor 1850-1862 Wiltermood, Jos. W. by J. F. Weller Shf Richard Potts Sheriffs Deed Nov 8 1860 $71 E-1/2 NW-1/4 (Except 20a off land) 34-17-9 Feb 27 1862 11 17-480 Deed Index Book 3 1862-1866 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, Jose Sr & wif Jno Meinman Warranty Oct 16 1865 $200 W-1/2 of 20 acres off of S. end E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 20 Oct 16 1865 9am 20-207 Deed Index Book 3 1862-1866 Grantee-Grantor Wiltermood, Sam'l Jno M. Axton & Wife Warranty Jan 22 1864 $60.00 A fraction S-1/2 E-1/2 of NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Jan 22 1864 at 4 18-494 Book 4 1866-1873 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, Saml A. & wf Jon M. Axton Warr April 29 1868 $50 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 2 April 29 1868 5pm 23-29 Wiltermood, Jos W. & Wf. Hamilton Betson Quit Claim April 27, 1869 $400 Undivided 2/8 E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 20 May 1 1869 1 pm 22-232 Wiltermood, Polly A. David Brown Warr Mch 24, 1869 $20 Pt S-1/2 E-1/2 NE-1/4 2 Aug 9, 1869 10 am 23-179 Wiltermmod, Sarah C. by courtDavid Brown Court Deed Aug 17 1869 $13.33-1/3 out of N&E pt S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 2 Oct 7, 1870 2 pm 22-379 Wiltermood, James Margaret E. Wiltermood Warr Feb 26, 1870 off N ed SW pt-1/4 19-17-10 21.47 Feb 26 1870 11 am 23-274 Wiltermmod Thos. J. &WF Walter J. Place Warr Sept 24, 1870 $100 Newport Sept 24 1870 4 pm 23-347 Wiltermood, Joseph & wf Alfred R. Newlin Warr. May 12, 1871 $342 1 on N fr S# cor E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 11.40 May 13, 1871 3 pm 24-24 Deed Index 5 1873-1879 Grantor Grantee Wiltermood, Saml heirs by court Joseph Wiltermood Court Deed Oct 6, 1873 $72.96 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Nov 1 1873 3 pm 26-26 Wiltermood Eliza A. Et al Afred Newlin Warr Sep 21 1875 $1400 off N End E-1/2 SW-1/4 ex 11.75 34-17-9 60 Sep 21 1875 4 p.m. 26-513 Wiltermood Eliza A. Et al Afred Newlin Warr Sep 21 1875 off S end E-1/2 NE-1/4 ex 5 34-17-9 15 Sep 21 1875 4 p.m 26-513 Wiltermmod James A. & Wf Samuel Warm Warr. Feb 17 1875 $20 off W side NE-1/4 NE-1/4 off of 15a 19-17-10 2 March 13 1876 27-119 Wiltermood, Emily pr Admtr George W. Clark Admtr. Apr 24, 1876 $85 Undiv 1/3 of 1/8 & 1/2 of 1/4 of 1/8 E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 4.5 June 2 1876 8 am 24-182 Wiltermmod James A. & Wf Samuel Warm War Deed Aug 14, 1876 $100 off W side NE 1.2 NE 1/4 S-1/2 19-17-10 15 Aug 18, 1876 10 am 24-224 Wiltermmod, Margt E. & James Richard Ellis War Deed Dec 31 1878 $100 S end of 1 end NW fr 1/4 21.47a tract 19-17-10 7 Feb 12 1879 9 am 28-424 Wiltermood, James Wm. C. Wray & Wf Warr Apr 29 1873 $50 S-1/2 W side NE-1/4 NE-1/4 27-17-9 62 May 26 1873 4 pm 24-534 Wiltermood Joseph Saml Wiltermood Heirs Court Deed Oct 6, 1873 $72.96 In S-1/2 e-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Nov 1 1873 3 pm 26-26 Wiltermood, James A. Scott W. Downs Warr Deed Sept 4, 1874 $10 undiv 1/5 N-1/2 W side NW-1/4 NE-1/4 19-17-10 1.5 July 24 1875 4pm 25-549 Wiltermood, Wesley Isaac Porter & wf Quit claim Sept 13 1878 $70 99X200 ft out of NE cr sw-1/4 9-17-9 .50 Oct 24 1878 10am 28-330 Witlermood, Oscar George W. Clark Adm Deed Feb 4, 1880 80 Und Int E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 4.50 May 7 1880 10am 29-458 Wiltermood, C. E. & Wf E. Hollingswirth War Deed Oct 2, 1880 $325 In E-1/2 SW-1/4 2-16-9 25 Oct 8, 1880 3pm 30-38 Wiltermood, Eliza A. George Done War Sept 13, 1877 $100 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 May 12 1881, 2 pm 30-415 Wiltermood, George W & wf William Poor War Deed April 25, 1881 $60 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 May 13 1881, 9am 30-415 Terre Haute Library Woodlawn Cemetery, Terra Haute, Index of Burials 1900 to March 1983 Grayless, Edward 34 6-24-1964 Terre Haute, Ind. Grayless, Ella 54 8-23-1944 Terre Haute, Ind. Grayless Hugh M W 53 June 19 1909 Harrison Twp. H-42 13 Grayless, Nealy M W 21 Oct 31 1905 Terre Haute H-40 17
Star Aug 4 1976
Mrs. Allie Grayless
Brazil-Ind. (special) Services fro Mrs. Allie Grayless, 88, R.R.2, Rosedale, who died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Stinson Rest Home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. John Dellacca officiating. burial will be in Sampson Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. She was a former resident of Lodi and a member of the Rock Run Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter. Mrs. Berchie Sciotto, Rosedale, a son, Wilbur, Brazil. eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Tribune Star Apr 7 1974
Brenda Collins Grayless
Brenda Collins Grayless, 18, 2400 Woodsmall Rd., died 11 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Orville, her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ronald Collins, Terre Haute, two brothers, Ronald Jr. and Randy. Both at home; three sisters, Debbie, Donna and Becky, all at home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Collins of West Terre Haute, and Mr. and Mrs. William Bridges of Terre Haute. She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Jeffers Officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the DeBaun Funeral Homer. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to time of service.

Star Jan 18 1975
Chancey Grayless
Services for Chancey Grayless, 69, 1441 Luckett Ave., who died at 4:05 a.m. Friday at Canterbury Convalescent Center, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home. The Rev. Gale Guinn will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday. Surviving are the widow, Katherine; two daughters: Mrs. Mildred Marina and Mrs. Eileen Tilley, both of Terre Haute; two sons, Norman and Robert, both of Terre Haute; a stepson, Alfred L. Modesitt, Terre Haute; two sisters. Mrs. Flossie Adams, Terre Haute and Mrs. Dolly Williams, St. Bernice, Ind., and nine grandchildren.

Star December 21 1970
Chester Grayless
BRAZIL, Ind. (Special)--Chester Grayless, 55, Sandcut, Ind., died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute after suffering a heart attack. He was a construction laborer and had been working on the new Terre Haute South Vigo High School. He was a member of the Terre Haute District of Laborers and Hod Carriers Local No 204, and also a member of the Otter Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are the widow, Drusilla, two daughters, Mrs. Billy Joe Bland, Sealyville and Mrs. Billy Ed Ashburn, Terre Haute; a foster daughters, Mrs. Janice Adams, Seelyville, a brother, Chancey, Terre Haute, two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Adams, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Dolly Maria Williams, St. Bernice and five grandchildren. Funeral Services will be a 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home, wit the Rev. Jack Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Bee Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday, where the Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Monday.

Tribune-Star August 10 1975
William E. Grayless Sr.
William E. Grayless Sr., 85, 165 Oak Wood Dr., died at 7 p.m. Saturday at Union Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the West Terre Haute Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dona Brown, Terre Haute; two sons, Daniel C., and William E. Jr., both of Terre Haute, a sister, Mrs. Valie Pinegar, West Terre Haute; and 23 grandchildren. Services are pending at the Bedino Chapel of the Valley in West Terre Haute.

Tribune November 27 1967
Mrs. Winona M. Grayless
Mrs. Winona M. Grayless, 61, 611 N 8th St., Terre Haute died Sunday in St. Anthony Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West Terre Haute. Surviving are the husband William, a daughter, Mrs. Dona Wence, Terre Haute, two sons, David and Billy, both of Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Florence Leyt, Cement City, Mich.; four brothers, Jess and Joe Harrett, Princeton, Ind. Orville Harrett, Owensville, Ind., and Encil Harrett, Pinckneyville, ON; 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday the Bedino Chapel of the Valley, with the Rev. James Dyer, officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.

Star September 6, 1980
CECIL JAMES GRAYLESS
CLINTON, Ind. (Special)--Cecil James Grayless, 42, Cicero, Ill., formerly of Clinton, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas, Texas of injuries suffered in a truck crash near Dallas. He was a truck driver. Surviving are the mother; Mrs. Beatrice Tombetta, Cicero, a half-brother, Carl Adams, Cicero, two nephews and a niece. Services will be a 10 a.m. Monday at Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Sollars, officiating. burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

Star April 25, 1983
NELSON GRAYLESS
Services for Nelson Grayless, 52, 1512 First Ave., who died Saturday morning at his resident, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Lorenzo Young officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday. He was a construction worker and was a member of the Laborers and Hodcarriers Union Local 204. Surviving are his wife, Wanda; three daughters, Crystal, Deborah and Tanya Grayless, all of Indianapolis; one son, Nelson, Indianapolis; his mother, Bertha Grayless, Terre haute; four step sons, William, James, Ronald and David Rupska, all of Terre Haute; three step-daughters, Eileen Alumbaugh, Anita Olsen, and Jane Waugh, all of Terre haute; two brothers, Danny, Wisconsin, and Orville Jr., Terre Haute; three sisters, Kathleen Hetmick, Ivy Riggs and Geneva Wilson, all of Terre Haute; and several grandchildren.

Tribune State, October 26, 1983
Orville Grayless Jr.
Orville "Junior" Grayless Jr., 56, 608 Blakely Ave., died Monday afternoon in Union Hospital. He was a cement mason. He was born May 7, 1927, in Carbon to Orville Sr. and Berth McVey Grayless. Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Peggy"; four daughters, Lou Anne Henderson, Mary Esther Grayless, Teresa Gale Burns and Beth Rose Grayless, all of Terre Haute; four sons, Orville III, Timothy and Richard Lee, all of Terre Haute, and Gregory, Center Point; two stepsons Jeffrey and Michael Kyle, both of Terre Haute; his mother, Bertha, Terre Haute, a brother, Danny, Janesville, Wis.; three sisters, Katherine Helmick, Ivy Jean Riggs and Geneva Wilson, all of Terre Haute; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of American Legion Post 104, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 76 and Bricklayer and Allied Craftsmen Local 5. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lorenzo Young officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.

Tribune Star June 4 1986
ANNA GRAYLESS
Anna Grayless, 52, of 1936 Beech St. died at 3:15 p.m. Monday in her residence. she was born June 3, 1933, in Terre Haute to William Head and Rose Kehoe Head. Survivors include four daughters, Teresa Burns, Lou Anne Henderson, Mary Grayless and Beth Grayless of Terre Haute; four sons, Tim Grayless, Orville Grayless III and Richard Grayless of Terre Haute and Gregory Grayless of Center Point; one brother, William Head Jr., of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mary Voll of Terre Haute and Betty Shassere of Florida; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews she was a member of the Terre Haute Bible Center. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wooley officiating. burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Tribune Star, May 18 1987
William Grayless
William Grayless, 61, of 421 S. 16th St., died Wednesday in Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1926 to William E. Grayless Sr. and Winona Maude Barrett Grayless. survivors include six daughters, Dolly Ann Grayless, Sue Cleeton, Rebecca Berry and Katherine Gilliland of Terre Haute, Peggy Miller of Ohio and Tammy Harrison of Tangier; eight sons, Billy Grayless Jr. of Tangier, Curt Grayless, Allen Grayless, Michael Grayless, Tony Grayless, Quint Grayless and Randel Grayless of Terre Haute and Fredrick Grayless of West Terre Haute, one sister, Dona J. Brown of Terre Haute; one brothers, Daniel S. Grayless of Terre Haute; 27 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Mattox Wood North Terre Haute Chapel, with the Rev. Don Pangburn officiating. Burial is in Bethesda Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tribune Star Jan 23, 1990
Bertha Grayless
Bertha Grayless, 92 of 3500 Maple Ave. and formerly of Dreiser Square died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Vigo County Home. She was born Feb. 13, 1897 in Brazil to Nelson McVey and Lucy Hancock McVey. Her husband, Orville Grayless, Died in 1939. Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Roberts, Geneva Wilson and Iva Jean Riggs of Terre Haute; one son, Danny Grayless of Janesville, Wis.; two brothers. Kenneth McVey of Terre haute and William McVey of Ehrmandale; 31 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Tribune State, August 3, 1990
Harry Wesley Grayless
Harry Wesley Grayless, 55, of 1410 Barbour Ave, died at 2:55 am. Thursday in Union Hospital. He was a janitor for Fort Harrison Products. He was born Dec. 25, 1934 in Vigo County to Alexander Grayless and Reva May Sharer Grayless. Survivors include two brothers Harold and James Richard of Terre Haute and two sisters Dorie Fish and Mary James of Terre Haute. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday in Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Clark officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Saturday.

Tribune Star Decembe 17, 1989
Heather Nicole Grayless
Heather Nicole Grayless, 13 months of 12 Morris Drive died Friday afternoon in Riley Children's Hospital at Indianapolis. She was born November 4, 1988 in Terre Haute to Clint Grayless and Connie McMillan Grayless. Survivors include her parents of Terre Haute; her paternal grandmother Dolly Craft of Terre Haute and her maternal grandmother, Clara Jeffers of Terre Haute. Services at 11 a.m. Monday in Mattox-Wood Terre Haute Chapel, with Brother Carson Spivey officiating. Burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Tribune State May 20 1992
Larry W. Grayless
Larry W. Grayless, 51 of 9052 E. Davis Road died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1992, in Union Hospital. He was data communication director at Columbia House and had been employed by CBS for 32 years. He was born Nov. 11, 1940, in Brazil to Wilbur Grayless and Jean Crabb Grayless. Survivors include his wife, Linda Bland Grayless; two sons, Brian and Brent at home; one brother, Mark of West Terre Haute; one sister, Vicki Tirey of Brownsburg; his parents of Brazil, and other relatives. He was a member of the Rio Grande Baptist Church and Indiana Air National Guard. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Miller Memorial Chapel at Brazil, with the Rev. Robert Walling officiating. Cremations follows services. visitation is 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday.

Tribune Star December 24, 1992
Mary L. Willoughby Grayless
Mary L. Willoughby Grayless, 64 of Terre Haute, died at 8:30 am. Wednesday, DEC 23, 1992, in her residence, She was a homemaker. she was born March 10, 1928 in Terre Haute' to George Willoughby and Elizabeth Trezise Willoughby. Survivors included her husband, Daniel Grayless; three sons, David E. Grayless and Danny W. Grayless of Terre Haute and Dennis C. Grayless of Oceanside Calif.; one daughter, Libby Llewellyn of Terre Haute; her mother of Terre Haute; one brother, George Willoughby of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Church of Living Christ. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Mattox-Wood Lafayette Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Grandi officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Terre Haute Tribune-Star 9/18/1993
Catherine Grayless
Catherine Grayless, 81, of 63 Dreiser Square died at 7:02 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 1993 in Union Hospital. She was a homemaker. She was born Mar 25, 1912, at Brazil to Frank King and Lettie Ralston King. Her husband, Chancey Grayless, died January 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Marina and Eileen Tilley of Terra Haute; three sons, Lee Modesitt, Robert Grayless and Norman Grayless of Terra Haute; one sister, Edna Mae Nolte of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and two nephews. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Services are 11 a.m. Monday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Dayhuff officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Terre Haute Tribine Star Jan 21 1993
Reva M. Grayless
Reva M. Grayless, 88, of 1419 Barbour Ave. died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1993, in Terre Haute. She was a homemaker. She was born Dec. 19, 1904 in coal Bluff to Joseph Sharer and Dora Ellen Biggs Sharer. Survivors include two sons, James Grayless and Harold Grayless of Terre Haute; two daughters, Mary E. Jones and Doris Fish of Terre Haute; one sister, Kathleen Hedge of Terre Haute, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Friday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Pippin officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. to services Friday.

Grayless, Annette 129-1/2 Blakely Ave 232-7535
Grayless, Beatrice 1233 N 10 St 235-2720
Grayless, Billie Jean RR 15 WTH 533-9333
Grayless, Catherine 63 Dreiser Sq 235-2460
Grayless, D. A. 2326 Garfield Av 466-3545
Grayless, Daniel S. 2207 N 14-1/2 232-0744
Grayless, Harold 2401 N 28th St 232-4118
Grayless, Larry W. 9052 E Davis Road 877-2716
Grayless, Mark A. 6258 State Rd 159 894-3540
Grayless, Mike 1549 Barbour Ave 232-4546
Grayless, Randall 631 N 12th 232-5834
Grayless, Robert C. 2033 2nd Ave 235-3030
Grayless, Wanda 1501 1st Ave. 238-9585


Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 07:52:23 +1030 From: "Alan Jones" alan@scoutnet.net.au To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com I noticed around record number 2800 there are some Dafforns, is anyone carrying out research on this name - I am very interested in ANY occurrence Alan ------------------------------------------------------------------- Alan Jones Researching DAFFORN, DAFFERN, DAFFARN DAFFURN, DAFFON DAFFIN All over the world. -------------------------------------------------------------------- ICQ 22868719 -------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.scoutnet.net.au/users/alan --------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Wiltermood Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 00:12:55 EST From: Spazquatsk@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com see letter Re: The Wiltermood material that you had sent previously, I have a little new data. Edith Wiltermood (RN=3261) Born : Aug 19, 1889 Died : May 1968 AT Crawfordville, Montgomery Co., IN SSNO : 311-18-0869 Roy Wiltermood (RN=3255) Born : 18 Aug 1901 Died : Apr 1974 AT Kansas City, Clay Co., MO SSNO : 495-01-4198 I got these from the Social Security Death Index. I finally got time to review the Wiltermoods carefully, and I don t think there is any doubt that Lucinda Rena Grayless was the daughter of William Grayless (RN=1579). Her list of siblings that I had sent to you was the same as the children of William, except for the entry of Lucinda. As to the location of her death, I am still at it. My Aunt s fax machine is broken, and am waiting for her to replace it (We don't speak on the phone, but a fax machine gets around all of that somehow). I noticed that none of these are in your website database. Apparently your master database is much bigger than that. Ergo I wonder how I might get hold of the entire database, as these are all now related (to some degree). I think I will find the same kind of connections to the Ulery, Wagoner, and other families there. If this database is not in an HTML format, that is ok. I have programmed in clipper for many years, and I think I could write a little program in C to sort out whatever you might have, into a format that I could use. Thanks again for this wealth of family.
Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: [NCBEAUFO-L] we have work to do]] Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 11:38:20 -0800 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com To: DrG@execpc.com HOW MANY RELATIVES DO YOU HAVE? 2 parents 4 grandparents 8 great grandparents 16 gg grandparents 32 ggg grandparents 64 gggg grandparent 128 ggggg grandparents 256 gggggg grandparents 512 ggggggg grandparents 1,024 gggggggg grandparents 2,048 ggggggggg grandparents 4,096 gggggggggg grandparents 8,192 ggggggggggg grandparents 16,384 gggggggggggg grandparents 32,768 ggggggggggggg grandparents 65,536 gggggggggggggg grandparents 131,072 ggggggggggggggg grandparents 262,144 gggggggggggggggg grandparents 524,288 ggggggggggggggggg grandparents 1,048,576 gggggggggggggggggg grandparents 2,097,152 ggggggggggggggggggg grandparents 4,194,304 gggggggggggggggggggg grandparents I received this and thought everyone would like to know just how much work we have to do.
Subject: Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 09:08:44 -0600 From: "Harold L. Baker" 1923baker@powerlynk.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hi Donald Gradless. I have scanned a couple of pictures supposedly directly Eudora. If you are able to open the file can you identify thr people??? Hal Baker Part 1.118.1.2 Name: lwf0.tif Type: TIFF Image Document (image/tiff) Encoding: base64
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 14:58:03 -0500 From: "RADAKE, CORINNE" corinne.radake@bellsygma.com Organization: CGI To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com Hello, I'm interested in the Gradeless Family. Could you please provide me with any information on the following Record Numbers: 3387, 3390 and 3384. Thank you.
Subject: ftp://ftp.genealogy.org...ors/ajmorris/mysurn.txt Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 15:27:39 -0800 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com To: diamondg@icomnet.com CC: DrG@execpc.com ftp://ftp.genealogy.org/pub/genealogy/vendors/ajmorris/mysurn.txt Take a look at the list of names in County Mayo. There is Grales, Gralis, & Grealish. Grales & Gralis is pretty close to Graylis County Mayo Surnames and number of householders for each in Griffith's Primary Valuation Grealish 1 Grellis 1
Subject: Re: Reply to Gradeless Family Index Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 09:07:04 EST From: HerNHersDa@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Dear Dr. Gradeless: I am still playing phone tag with one of my husband's cousins. I'm sorry it's taking so long to get ahold of anyone! I have found the parents for # 3903, Lyle Law (my husband's dad). They were Marion C. Law and Elinore I. (not positive on her maiden name, but I'm pretty sure it's Blocker). Elinore was born on 21 July 1915 and died on 10 January 1993 in Whitley County Memorial Hospital. Marion was born 23 July 1917 and died 9 August 1995 in the Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne. One other small thing I have found is Mike Rick's (# 3904) mother's maiden name is Ashby. Her husband, Robert Huddleson, just passed away in February. Once again I'm sorry for the hold up. There are a couple of grudges and estrangements in his family, and I have to tread very lightly to not get entangled with them. Hopefully I'll get some more information soon. Best Wishes! Deborah
Subject: Re: Philadephia (Williams) Johnson Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 16:06:01 -0800 From: "Beverly Allan" jhallan@worldnet.att.net To: DrG@execpc.com I am not a descendant of your line but am descended from Aaron Rawlings (1667-1741) Anne Arundel Co., MD. I worked over five years with Bob Bockmiller who lives in Maryland, researching the Maryland Rawlings families from the 1600's to early 1800's. We ignored all that had previously been written about this family as so many errors have been circulating for years. We just relied on a search of the records for our data. Bob is a descendant of Richard Rawlings d. 1696 Anne Arundel Co., MD. When researching the Maryland Rawlings, one of the first things everyone seems to find is the claim that Henry Rawlings sailed from England in 1635 with wife, sons Anthony and John, and 2 servants and settled in VA and Anne Arundel Co., MD. This claim has been around since 1905 that we are aware of and probably even longer. It was often claimed that Aaron, Richard and Daniel Rawlings descended from this family so Bob and I attempted to prove or disprove. We found no evidence of Henry but researched Anthony and John. We shared the information we uncovered and Bob did all of the work on the Dorchester Rawlings beyond the 2nd generation as he had the best access to the Dorchester Co. records. He compiled all of the data and wrote up our findings...all documented. I will mail a copy of this to you next week. You will have some surprises as our research was from the opposite direction of yours. Philadelphia's direct line: Anthony Rawlings ( -1651) and Joan John Rawlings (c1640 -1680) and Philadelphia Start a widow with a daughter Philadelphia Start Philadelphia Start, step dau. of John Rawlings, m. Andrew Gray, Jr. ( -1693) Jacob Gray m. Isabell Philadelphia Gray ( -1746) m. Edward Williams You will get a much clearer picture when you read Bob's paper which also includes a descendancy chart. Beverly R. Allan Email: jhallan@worldnet.att.net 801 E. Pacific View Dr. Bellingham, WA 98226-2185
Subject: Re: Philadephia (Williams) Johnson Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 19:38:28 -0800 From: "Beverly Allan" jhallan@worldnet.att.net To: DrG@execpc.com The Philadelphia Williams info is in the mail. Bev Allan

Subject: computer fun Resent-Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 19:05:54 -0800 (PST) Resent-From: BUNDY-L@rootsweb.com Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 21:08:41 -0600 (CST) From: brwood@ix.netcom.com To: BUNDY-L@rootsweb.com Remember When .... A computer was something on TV from a science fiction show of note, a window was something you hated to clean, ram was the cousin of a goat, Meg was the name of my girlfriend, and gig was a job for the night? Now they all mean different things, and that really mega bytes. An application was for employment, a program was a TV show, a cursor used profanity, a keyboard was a piano, memory was something that you lost with age, a cd was a bank account, and if you had a 3 1/2" floppy, you hoped nobody found out. Compress was something you did to the garbage not something you did to a file, and if you unzipped anything in public you'd be in jail for a while. Log on was adding wood to the fire, hard drive was a long trip on the road, a mouse pad was where a mouse lived, and a backup happened to your commode. Cut you did with a pocket knife, paste you did with glue. A web was a spider's home, and a virus was the flu. I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper and the memory in my head. I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash, but when it happens they wish they were dead.
Subject: philidelphia Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 13:38:47 -0500 From: christina routt ancestry@wcoil.com To: gradeless/grayless donald DrG@execpc.com won't this be great if this is philidelphia?? please keep me posted....chris
Subject: Add my Email Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:43:18 -0700 From: "S. Haak" sdhaak@home.com To: "DrG's Email Listing" drg@execpc.com I was just searching my maiden name on the internet when I was taken to your site. I found that you have my dad's name, my sister, me, my husband and son listed. I am Suzanne Haak, formerly Suzanne Boneff. My dad was Joseph R. Boneff, Jr. I am very curious as to why we are related. I was not able to determine this from the information. I have never tracked my side of the family. Both my grandfather and father are deceased. The only living members on that side are myself and two sisters. My mother is also still living. I would appreciate any information you can give me. I assume we would be cousin's. Sue Haak
Subject: Family Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:55:37 -0700 From: "S. Haak" sdhaak@home.com To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com I sent a note to the e-mail address,but an not sure that this is the same e-mail address. I am trying to find why I am listed as part of your family. I was Suzanne E. Boneff. I am currently Suzanne Haak. You also list my father Joseph Ross Boneff, one of my sisters and my husband and son. My sister's and I are the only living relatives of Ross Boneff Sr. Any information you can provide, or if I can give you any information for your tree let me know. Suzanne Haak sdhaak@home.com
Subject: [Fwd: The Letter!!] Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 14:22:31 -0700 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com To: DrG@execpc.com One day God was looking down to earth and saw all of the evil that was going on. He decided to send an angel down to earth to check it out. So he called on a female angel and sent her to earth for a time. When she returned she told God, yes it is bad on earth, 95% is bad and 5% is good. Well, he thought for a moment and said maybe I had better send down a male angel. To get both points of view. So God called a male angel and sent him to earth for a time. When the male angel returned he went to God and told him yes the earth was in decline, 95% was bad and 5% was good. God said this was not good. He would send a letter to the 5% that were good and encourage them, a little something to help them keep going. Do you know what that letter said? SCROLL DOWN Oh, you didn't get one either?!!! You better straighten up then!
Subject: Grayless Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 01:58:39 EDT From: Ctheis1@aol.com To: drg@execpc.com Hello, I am looking for the family of Delino Grayless. I believe he was connected to Galena KS, now part of Missouri, and Dodge City, Kansas. Through some mishap, he lost an arm. He had a son, Robert Max Grayless. The son went to WA. There are so few Graylesses that I am finding it hard to connect. I also think a relative married a Scroggs. Anyhow, Delino is not a common name that I know of so hope you can find him in your side lines. My e-mail is Ctheis1@aol.com Thanks for the help.
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 12:08:35 EDT From: Ctheis1@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hello my new friend, I am the mother-in-law of Robert Duane Grayless, Grandson of Delno and son of Robert Grayless in in Tenino. That is where I live also. The Daughter-in-law should be the wife of John Grayless as Bob has three children, Cindy Grayless Huff, and Robert D. and John. The first wife remarried and to a Mr. White, and she has passed away. I am helping my daughter get information on her husbands family to start her on her husbands tree. You are in Wisconsin, I am researching my own family in Wausara and Green Lake Counties. They were there starting about 1850. Any more info on the Grayless family would be a real break through and I would appreciate it as my info even on Delino is limited, but I will gladly share what I have been told, as I have no actual documents at this time. I think I have some sisters of Delino, am I spelling this incorrectly? Anyway, thanks for the information and I will add the new stuff to their file. Thanks again, Colleen Theis, Ctheis1@aol.com
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 18:15:11 EDT From: Ctheis1@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hello again, The Daughter-in-law is my daughter, Colleen, she works as an aid to special need children and that is a large category currently. With the lack of discipline and the failure of the administration to back her up when needed has caused her to reconsider her line of work, the stress is incredible, her life has been threatened many times and she can only write it up and turn it in. Unfortunately no one wants to deal with the unruly, rebellious, insulting bullies so they give them to her. I doubt this is the norm in schools but it is her lot at this time. She is a great teacher. I marvel at her ability to explain and encourage. She also knows signing and is an accomplished singer and actress in our local community theater group. The aid to the congressman is now in college, as is his sister. His name is Noel and her name is Tiffany. I am so excited to know that there is a source for the Gray-ed less information. I intend to contact my daughter as soon as she gets home from work. Robert Max Grayless had a stroke lately but he is recuperating nicely. He is retired but still operates a business doing auto and truck repairs. Do you have his wife's name? I could give it to you, she is still living too. She will retire this year after about 28 years working for Tenino Schools. I do have a question. On your first e-mail you listed at the last, Esther Benson, who is she? I have a sister to Robert Max Grayless, her name was Gladys but I don't have any other information. I also have four sister for Delino Robert Grayless. Hilma died this year. She died in Montana, she was living with a niece. She and Delino had no children of their own. She is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Tacoma, WA. Talk to you later, Colleen T.
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 18:41:59 EDT From: Ctheis1@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Dear friend, It might be an Irish blessing about the hair.My son in law still has black hair and he is 47 in August. The family I am looking for in Wisconsin are Reilly's. they settled in Warren, Wasura Co, Wisc and also lived in Berlin, very close by. We, my sister and I cannot find where they are buried. Edmund Reilly and his wife Rosanna also spelled Rvannah. He was born in 1800 in PA, but his parents both were born in Ireland. I don't know there names. It is so frustrating. I am on the USWEB a lot, but so far have not struck the right vein. The gold is out there. We did find a purchase of land. He is my great grandfather. My grandfather was his son Daniel. I found out a lot about my grandfather but have reached a stone wall on the burial of these two or the last name of "Rosanna. They were in the 1870 census but not in the 1880 census. Outside of the Historical society is there a listing that is for sale of people buried in the counties I am interested in? I know it's not your family, however, strike while the iron is hot, right? The other name is Stickles, not irish obviosly. Thanks for listening, Colleen ( 64 )
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 21:56:17 EDT From: Ctheis1@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hi, I am Robert Duane Grayless' wife, Colleen Janett Grayless. I really appreciated receiving so much information about the Grayless family. In your e-mail you requested information about Robert Max Grayless' grandchildren. Robert's first child, Cynthia Jo Grayless married William Huff. Their first child is Amber Marie Huff, who married Kevin Sheldon in December of 1997. They have a son, Taylor J. Sheldon and a daughter Courtney Nicole Sheldon. They reside in Coffman Cove, Alaska. Cynthia and William's second child is Kane Huff. He is 19 years old and is single. He is currently living in Tenino, WA. with Robert and Eleanor. Robert's second child, Robert Duane Grayless married Colleen Janett DeMoss on Sept. 11, 1976 in Tenino, WA. You didn't have my parents listed in your information. My father's name is David Lee DeMoss. He was born on February 15, 1935 in Joplin, MO. He married my mother, Colleen Corrine Still, on Feb. 25, 1954 in Seattle, WA. She was born on Dec. 28, 1934 in Bellingham, WA. They divorced on Dec. 28, 1978. He remarried, she remarried. Do you want this information? Our children are Noel Isaac Grayless, born on Oct. 17, 1978 in Centralia, WA. and Tiffany Janell Grayless, born on Sept. 28, 1979 in Centralia, WA. My husband has the black hair that you mentioned but Noel has blonde hair. Noel is the last of Delno's line. Robert and Eleanor's last child is Jonathan Lee Grayless. I have an appointment. I will start with him next time. Thank you again for the information! Sincerely, Colleen J. Grayless Please e-mail me at my mother's address. Thank you so much!
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 03:24:20 EDT From: Ctheis1@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Dear Dr. Gradeless: I just got home from my sisters and want to thank you for all the input. While we were there we tried to get on line with the Morman Web site, and got on only to have all the access come back as full, the 404 message. It was frustrating as it took us two days before they would let us get on the line, there were so many people that wanted to log on. We have used Cindy's and Rootweb, and treemaker and USWEB and it seems as though Wisconsin only has a few gems like yourself out there. I will let you know if I find him. If there is a fee for anything or book that you think might be of use to us I would appreciate that information too. This many is directed toward the cemetery information but I am open. Do I need to join any society to keep up to date? Thank you again, Colleen PS, My daughter thought it was Christmas almost to hear from you, again, thanks.
Subject: Grayless Query Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 14:24:44 -0700 From: oster656@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com I saw your Grayless query on the Allen County, IN board. I hope this e-mail reaches you after all this time. I have just started researching the Grayless family. My husband is descended from Urilla (or Uvilla) Grayless who was born in Indiana in about 1845 and married Owen L. Shaw in 1864, apparently in Allen County. Is she listed in your records? I would appreciate any help you can give me. Linda in Oregon ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.
Subject: Re: Grayless Query Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 21:14:37 -0700 From: oster656@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com Thank you so much for responding! I had been stuck on Minnie until two weeks ago when I received her death certificate and her parents were listed. Since then, I've found Owen Shaw on censuses but not Urilla. I'm so glad to get the information from you. Here's my husband's line from Urilla (Avilla) Grayless: Minnie Blanche Shaw DOB 10 Dec 1867 Indiana DOD 27 May 1952 Curtis, Frontier, Nebraska Married Matthew Osterhoudt 1886 Place Unknown Their children: Lydia b. Apr 1887 Nebraska Perry b. 18 Dec 1888 in York, York, Nebraska Ella b. Nov 1891 Nebraska Lois b. Oct 1893 " Everett b. 1901 " Perry Osterhoudt m. Edna Wood DOB 22 Nov 1894 Bancroft, Daviess, Missouri Their children: Vera Ellen b. 8 Jun 1915 Curtis, Frontier, NE Elmer Caldwell b. 7 Mar 1917 " Alton Miles b. 11 Jul 1919 Bushnell, Kimball, NE Floyd Vernon b. 24 Sep 1922 Curtis Patricia Louise b. 6 Dec 1930 (not legally adopted) Perry DOD Jan 1963 Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho Floyd Osterhoudt m. Dorothy Fay Richardson DOB 7 Dec 1926 Rifle, Garfield, Colorado Their children: Lyle Vernon Allen Dwayne Larry Dean Rodney Lynn DOB 30 May 1956 Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID Sharon Fay Thomas Jay Rodney Osterhoudt m. Linda Charleen Brown (me) DOB 12 Aug 1957 Portland, OR Our children: Amy Lyn Julie Michelle I'll check out your website and if you need any more information from me, let me know. Linda Osterhoudt 135 E. Clarendon Gladstone, OR 97027 ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 16:55:12 EDT From: Pscrimig@aol.com To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com I am looking for background information on Lula Schuller 2967 and Neoma Schuller 2994 for any possible tie in to my grandfather, John Schuller, of Freedom, Pa. from approx. 1890 to 1940, when he died. He purportedly was from Saxony, Germany and married in Pa. one Maria Schmidt or Schmitz. Can you help? My name is Patricia Schuller Scrimiger.
Subject: Re: Blue Family of Elkhart Co IN Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 10:41:24 EDT From: JenGen@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Dear Dr. G., These Blue names are not my direct line, but are distant kin. According to the book " Descendants of John Blau (Blue) d. 1757 Somerset Co., NJ. Here is how Rebecca Grayless Blue is listed with her husband William Blue. According to the book William Blue's ancestors were: FIRST GENERATION John Blaw d. 1757 Somerset Co., NJ. m. Margaret (Maryje/Grietje) _________. They were members of the Dutch Reformed Church, and probably were from Holland.* SECOND GENERATION John Blue (1691-1770), m. Cattron Van Meter? Lived in Somerset Co. NJ and Hampshire Co., VA. * THIRD GENERATION John Blue (1713? - 1791) and his second wife Margaret Keyser? This John was probably born in New Jersey and came to Hampshire CO., Virginia about 1752.* 4TH GENERATION Peter Keyser Blue (1761-1844 or 1762-1843) m. Susannah Kelch (1768-1857). He was born in Virginia and, after their marriage, they moved to Jefferson Co., Ohio. There he owned a 200 acre farm and followed farming as well as coopering. They later moved to Fayette Co., OH where Peter is buried near New Holland in the Blue-Bryant Cemetery. Susannah was living with her son John, in Marion Twp., Fayette Co., in 1850. In 1856 Peter's widow claimed he served in the VA Militia for six months in 1781. * 5TH GENERATION Jacob Blue (1795-1847) m. 1818 Charlotte Mortimore (or Mary _______). They were married in Pickaway Co., and lived in Fayette Co., OH in 1820. In 1830 they lived in Franklin Co., OH, but are missing from the 1840 census listings. It is believed that, after a brief stay in Franklin Co., Ohio they removed to Elkhart Co., IN. 6TH GENERATION William Blue (1824-1915) m. 1846 Rebecca Grayless ( b. ca 1829). They both were born in Ohio and were married in Allen Co., Indiana. They lived in Benton Twp. of Elkhart Co., in 1850 and 1850. There children: Silas B. Blue b. ca 1848 m. 1868 Emily Miller (b. ca 1846?) Christina Blue b. ca 1852 m. 1873 Henry A. Snyder David Lonson Blue (1859-1940) m. Lizzie Wilner Benjamin Blue (1863-1946) m. 1) Mary Haney, m. 2) Leona Cook. If you are not familiar with this book, I do have a copy. I think it is also available through microfilm at a LDS library. There is more information on the first three generations listed above. And in each of these lines the children are listed. If you are interested I could copy and mail the pages to you that pertain to the above generations. The book is over 1,000 pages. You might also want to check out the National Blue Family website: http://members.tripod.com/blue_family/ At this time it seems that these two Blue families of Elkhart Co, IN would have to go back to the second generation to have the same common ancestor. Best of success in you ongoing search, Jeanine
Subject: Blue family Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:59:30 -0700 From: "Linda Cooper" lacooper@mindspring.com To: DrG@execpc.com When you're in Warsaw, be sure to go to the "Old Jail House" genealogy library. It has much more info than the Kosciusko County Library. There is a very thick book there titled "Descendants of John Blaw (Blue)" compiled/written by William H. Blue. Tons of Blue family info!!! The book is easy to use and indexed in the back. You'll find my GGGrandfather, Michael Blue (1830-1889), in the middle of page 140. This book gives his ancestors. I've been trying to collect info on Michael's descendants for a couple of years, but they are hard to find. I'll be glad to share what I have if you're interested. Linda
Subject: Re: Blue family Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 00:24:42 -0700 From: "Linda Cooper" lacooper@mindspring.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hi: Your Jacob Blue is listed on page 13 (#1.1.1.6.7*) and on page 35. It doesn't give much info on him: "Jacob Blue (1795-1847), m.1818 Charlotte Mortimer. They were married in Pickaway County and lived in Fayette Co., OH in 1820. IN 1830 they lived in Franklin Co., OH, but are missing from the 1840 census listings. It is believed that, after a brief stay in Franklin Co., OH, they removed to Elkhart Co., IN." Their children are listed and so are Jacob's ancestors all the way back to John Blaw who died in 1757 in Somerset County, NJ. Jacob's parents were: Peter Keyser Blue (1761-1844) and Susannah Kelch (1768-1856) Peter's parents were: John Blue (1713-1791) and either first wife Mary Marshall or second wife Margaret Keyser John's parents were: John Blew (1691? - 1770) and Cattron Van Meter John's parents were: John Blaw who I listed above and wife Margaret ? This book has tons of information and I think you'll enjoy looking at it when you go to Warsaw Friday. I've contacted the author, Bill Blue, and always found him to be quick with a response and very generous with his information. He was always willing to share his documentation too. His address is listed in the front of the book. Linda -----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: Blue family Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 12:57:58 -0700 From: "Linda Cooper" lacooper@mindspring.com To: DrG@execpc.com Thanks, I'll check out that site. Please give my e-mail address to the other Blue researchers. Maybe we will each have something we can share. Linda
Subject: Re: Blue family Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 13:15:30 -0700 From: "Linda Cooper" lacooper@mindspring.com To: DrG@execpc.com If you don't mind, please give her my snail mail address: Linda Allred Cooper P.O. Box 415 Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-3077
Subject: Alexander Gradeless/Grayless Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 19:05:28 -0500 From: "Jeffrey L. Palmer" jlpalmer@airmail.net To: DrG@execpc.com Donald: Ran upon your query on the Parke Co IN homepage and was wondering if you could tell me anything about Alexander Gradeless of Parke County IN? He appears there on the 1850 and 1860 census and his presumed widow is there in 1870 (Rebecca Reynolds). I noted there was a land transaction in the county in 1827 by Nathan Grayliss and since one of Alexander's kids was named Nathan, I was wondering if there was a connection. Any help appreciated! Jeffrey Palmer
Subject: Re: Alexander Gradeless/Grayless Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 12:00:40 -0500 From: "Jeffrey L. Palmer" jlpalmer@airmail.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2 Donald: Thanks so much for responding so quickly. I am actually helping a friend with their genealogy and they connect to Serena Grayless (or whatever spelling you prefer). Serena was as you know a daughter of Alexander and Catherine. Serena married George Sanders in Vigo County on Nov 17, 1875. The name was spelled Gradlus on the marriage certificate and it took a great while for us to figure out that Gradlus equalled Gradeless or its derivative. Yesterday, we located Alexander and were successful in finding the family on the 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 census along with his marriage to #3 Rebecca. We also noticed Matthew Grayless in 1830 and noted that perhaps Alexander was listed as head of household in 1840 and that the older gentleman in the household was perhaps Matthew since the age would be appropriate. We were working on the assumption that Matthew was Alexander's father. Anything you can tell us about Matthew and his wife, along with info on Alexander's first two marriages would be GREATLY appreciated. Jeffrey
Subject: Re: Alexander Gradeless/Grayless Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999 19:09:43 -0500 From: "Jeffrey L. Palmer" jlpalmer@airmail.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3, 4 Donald: I can't thank you enough for all the info you sent. As I mentioned, it's actually my roommates' mother who is working on this line and I am helping her as she doesn't understand how to go about things. She had Serena's last name down as GRADLNS and it took me forever to convince her that the N was a U and that the A was probably pronounced long such that the name was a derivative of Gradeless or Grayless. I finally just gave up trying to convince her and went out and found Serena's parents. At this point, we came home from the library Saturday with a fair amount of info and I've promised to enter it into her database for her. Once I've done that, I can send you a gedcom of Serena's descendants if you'd like. Can you read a gedcom? Thanks again!!!! Jeffrey
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 07:27:44 -0700 From: "Philip E. Maggart" swope1@comteck.com To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Looking for Family of David Maggart-1833-1864. Your record Number 249--De Maris Jane Jaggar Maggart??? Philip E Maggart 516 Spencer Ave Marion, IN 46952 765-664-8552 swope1@comteck.com
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 21:28:35 -0500 From: "Jonas & Lana Leuenberger" lonas-jona@worldnet.att.net To: DrG@execpc.com I apologize for taking so long to get back to you - here is some additional information. I am trying to get accurate dates etc. so I will update you with that info. Kathleen Adair Sanders married Charles Macgregor (?) Brown - Charles died @ 1977 children - 1. Kathleen Adair Brown (4/7/45), Kathleen Adair, Kathleen Adair Fleming - she had a boyfriend name Robert Lee Carver Jr. and they had a daughter Iolana Adair Carver 2-12-72 (me). Iolana married Jonas Wesley Leuenberger 7/8/95. 1 daughter, Mia Adair Leuenberger 10/8/96. Kathleen married Thomas Michael Fleming @ 1985; they had 1 son Matthew Charles Fleming 4/13/87. They divorced @ 1994. 2. Charles Brown Jr. - not married 3. Maryann (she has been disassociated from the family my whole life) Brown 4. Robert Brown - married Barbara in late 70's - Jesse Brown is about 22 and Dustin Brown is 18 or 19 5. Jeanne Brown - changed her name to McVey - is married to Ron ? (his last name is not McVey). they don't have any children. ----------
Subject: Voliva family line Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 19:44:34 EDT From: Bvoliva@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hello Dr. Gradeless, I am inquiring about Record Number 1525 regarding Noah Voliva in the Gradeless Family Index dated November 1997. I am researching the Voliva family history and do not know of a Noah Voliva until now. Thank you. Ben Voliva bvoliva@aol.com
Subject: RE: Grayless Family History Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 14:49:08 -0500 From: "Nettie Mae" dysfun4@internetni.com To: DrG@execpc.com I only have the following family that was included on a gedcom relating to the Humphrey family. I can't find who submitted the info at this time. Sorry. Nettie Mae Descendants of Robert Chauncy GRAYLESS Generation No. 1 1. ROBERT C GRAYLESS. He married JULIA. Children of ROBERT GRAYLESS and JULIA are: 2. i. ROBERT C GRAYLESS, JR., ii. APRIL D GRAYLESS, Generation No. 2 2. ROBERT C GRAYLESS, JR. (ROBERT CHAUNCY) He married SHANNON Child of ROBERT GRAYLESS and SHANNON is: i. ROBERT C III GRAYLESS, The Hoadley Connection: http://members.tripod.com/Nettie_Mae/index.htm Humphrey Family Association: http://www.netcolony.com/member/h516/index.htm Online Missouri Death Index: http://members.xoom.com/NettieMae/modeaths.htm
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 18:47:13 EDT From: JulsBee67@aol.com To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com Gradeless Family Updates: #3184 - Julie Beth Gordon (me) married Kenneth James McCartney BD 03/07/68 on 07/12/96 in Larwill, IN #3204 - Loren Elizabeth Gordon (my daughter) BD 03/25/93 in Allen Co., should read Lauren Elizabeth McCartney. This information was given to you by a concerned aunt, but her information was incorrect. Lauren was a McCartney at birth. #3203 - Tanner Andrew Gordon (my son) BD 01/09/92 in Allen Co., name was legally changed in Whitley Co. Courts in 9/98. Should now read Tanner Andrew McCartney. #4832 Morgan Ann McCartney (my daughter) born in Allen Co, BD should read 01/17/97. My family and I reside at 550 S. Main St., Churubusco, IN 46723. I would be interested to know if any Gradeless Family History books are still available. I can be contacted at JulsBee67@aol.com Thank you very much. Julie Gordon McCartney
Subject: Fwd: Voliva family line Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 21:11:55 EDT From: Bvoliva@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Please resend you email to me. I read it and printed a copy but I have mislaid the copy and AOL neatly cleaned up my email so I can't refer to it. I found a Noah Voliva born about 1846 in Hyde County, NC. His parents were Dempsey and Elizabeth Voliva. He had three siblings. His grandparents were Charles Voliva and Easter Cahoon. A number of Noah's uncles and an aunt moved west to Tennessee where they married. One moved to Illinois and another to Arkansas. The aunt has disappeared so far. My connection is a generation further back and my line moved to central Indiana from Currituck County after an early death of my gggrandfather. I now live near Chicago on the south side. The information that I remember was very interesting but I don't recall any descendants. Thank you for the information. I can go back about two more generations if you are interested. Ben Voliva bvoliva@aol.com
Subject: Voliva family line Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 19:44:34 EDT From: Bvoliva@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Hello Dr. Gradeless, I am inquiring about Record Number 1525 regarding Noah Voliva in the Gradeless Family Index dated November 1997. I am researching the Voliva family history and do not know of a Noah Voliva until now. Thank you. Ben Voliva bvoliva@aol.com
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 23:09:55 EDT From: JulsBee67@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Thank you for the timely updates. I've also emailed my second cousins Paula Pepple Burke and Scott Minnick with your website, in hope they would also share updates. Several marriages and children to be added. I'll keep checking the site, and if they don't provide, I'll make sure that you receive. Also, I wanted to let you know, I have a charcoal portrait of Nancy Ellen Gradeless (#159) that was given to me by my grandmother, Florence Alice Raypole Gordon. It would seem that it must have been completed shortly before her death at age 13. If you are ever visiting in the area, I would love to show it off. Has any thought been given as to the preservation of some gravestones at Blue River Cemetary? My children and I check on them periodically and some are in a rapid decay. I would have to see such a part of Whitley Co. history (and ours) be forgotten. Do you think there would be enough interest in the Gradeless descendents to restore them.
Subject: Re: Query Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 14:29:11 +0000 From: "S. Kaspar" skaspar@flash.net To: "Donald E. Gradeless" DrG@execpc.com Hi Donald: I just entered your query into the next issue. Hope it generates some leads for you. Take care, Sue
Subject: LeCompte-Grayless inquiry Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 11:13:50 -0400 From: "Elaine Rodney" derodney@earthlink.net To: DrG@execpc.com Are you still looking for info on Sarah LeCompte born ca. 1789 married Nathan Grayless 4 July 1815 Caroline Co. MD? I have the following: Her father was Thomas died ca. 1812 Caroline Co.(of James Sr. died 1777). Thomas had 4 daughters including Sarah. They married in Caroline Co. and later moved to Ohio. Elaine LeCompte Rodney
Subject: Sarah LeCompte Grayless Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 20:48:17 -0400 From: "Elaine Rodney" derodney@earthlink.net To: DrG@execpc.com I copied the following statement on microfilm at Del. Archives several years ago - "J.E. Morris who knew well all his anuls. No other sisters. Try and find Grandfather's family Bible said to be in the Perkins family. LeCompte, Thomas & wife, Ann; dau. Priscilla Lecompte Morris was born in MD 24 Mar. 1796 I think in Queen Anne Co. Her sister Frances married a Mr. Bell, 2nd marriage a Mr. Voss and her sister Elizabeth married her lst cousin James Lecompte. Her 3rd sister Sarah married a Mr. Grayless." Thomas LeCompte born ca. 1755 Caroline Co. MD died ca 1812 Ref. Inv. L 6 /75 Caroline Co. MD married Ann Perkins ca. 1786. Priscilla married in Del. moved to Franklin Co. Ohio ca. 1828 and later to Greene Co. Ohio. Frances moved to Greene Co. Ohio with her 2nd husband Mr. Voss ca. 1823. Elizabeth & James were residents in Kent Co. Del. 1820 moved to Greene Co. Ohio ca. 1835.
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 20:55:57 -0500 From: "toad389" toad389@bwsys.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Gradeless family... I found this web site by accident but am totally interested because I am descended from the Raypole Family and in fact have two Gradeless' in my family tree; Rosa Jane, married to William Wallace Raypole and Mary Alice, who was married to Charles Leonard Raypole. I don't understand what to do to get information from you. Can you explain and if there is a cost involved, how much is it. You have many Raypole names listed that I am interested in and don't have in my tree. Please let me know the particulars. Thanks, Jerry Osko... Grandson of Harvey Raypole who was son to William Raypole
Subject: Books Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:43:12 -0500 From: "toad389" toad389@bwsys.net To: DrG@execpc.com Thanks for the response to my questions about the Raypole family. Which of the two books you have listed would be the most comprehensive in terms of information for the Raypole/Raypholtz family? When I send the money for the book I will include what updates I have. Let me know how detailed you want it. For instance, do you want just the Raypoles included or do you want all of the descendants such as myself, my brothers, sisters, etc? I have almost all of Harvey Raypoles (son of William Raypole B.1844, D.1923) descendants. Do you want them all? Let me know Jerry Osko
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:11:37 -0500 From: "Steve Lockridge" llockridge@kconline.com To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com 'Gradeless Family' RN # 941
Subject: GSWC Query Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:23:11 -0500 From: "Steve Lockridge" llockridge@kconline.com To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com I am a descendant of the Grayless family. My name is Laura Ann (McGuire) Lockridge. My dad is Robert McGuire-his mom is Alice Eloise (Ardern)McGuire-her parents are Charles Ardern and Cora Grayless. That's all I know. I am trying to do some research myself. I haven't worked alot on this side of the family-just my mom's side so far but would love to get more info on this side. Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you if you recieve this message. Thanks for reading this. Laura
Subject: Hi. Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 06:32:42 -0500 From: "Steve Lockridge" llockridge@kconline.com To: DrG@execpc.com Just wanted to tell you thanks for the info!! Also, I have another child after John. Ashley Ann Lockridge Born 12-1-96 with a cleft palate (the reason I say that is to try and find out if there was ever any knowledge of anyone in the family born with one). And also, Alice Eloise Ardern McGuire died on June 24, 1999 in Columbia City (at The Oaks nursing home). I didn't know if you wanted any of this info or not. hanks again for responding! I'll write more later as I read over this stuff. Laura Lockridge
Subject: Re: Hi. Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 09:20:25 -0500 From: "Steve Lockridge" llockridge@kconline.com To: DrG@execpc.com Wow! Thanks for writing back. I am well informed at all on cleft palates-just what we have learned with our daughter. We took her to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, IN to see Dr. Havlik (very nice doctor!!). She's had her surgery at 10 months old which went well. You said something about you thought it had to do with intake of folic acid levels. Forgive me but I am kind of dumb in these things. What's folic acid, etc? And you thought that chemical imbalance can be inherited? Like what-what do you mean? The kind of chemical imbalance that would need Prozac or something? Why I ask is because I know that my dad's brother has a son that has to take some sort of medicine (?) and if he doesn't he has a horrid temper, etc. (or so I heard from my mom). I have done more research on my mom's side of the family and heard a story that along the line not so long ago there was a few people that had problems-abusers, suicide-maybe due to the beatings and not being able to handle it, etc.? Well, anyway, thanks for writing and it's so interesting to hear from you and read what you have to say. I hope to continue! Thanks for writing. Laura Lockridge
Subject: Hi. Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 10:31:59 -0500 From: "Steve Lockridge" llockridge@kconline.com To: DrG@execpc.com You had mentioned you'll be coming to Indiana next Thursday. Where to? Will you be visiting Columbia City/Churubusco? Just curious. I live in Warsaw, IN now (about 20 minutes of Columbia City). By the way, I know it's a weird spelling, but we had spelled Johnathon this way and not Jonathon. It's Johnathon Glenn Lockridge and we call him John for short. His birthday is January 20, 1989. Also, my birthday is March 4, 1970. Not 3-7-72. We were married 6-11-88. Well, I look forward to hearing from you again. Laura Lockridge.
Subject: Re: Hi. Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 23:20:27 -0500 From: "Steve Lockridge" llockridge@kconline.com To: DrG@execpc.com Oops. I hope that you caught my mistake. I meant to say that I am NOT very well informed on cleft palates except for with our daughter's. Oh, man! I love John Wong's too! I have been so in the mood for some chinese food (unfortunately, I need to try and lose weight, and I'm afraid of going out too much.)
Subject: Genealogy Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 07:36:55 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com Donald My name is Myrleen Starkey. Last Summer you were talking with Jeff Palmer in Houston, Tx. about the name of Gradless. My Great-Grandmother was named Serena Gradless.I would like to correspond with you and hopefully we can determine whether we are related. Also I will give you any information you might need.I am using my Brother's computer,but I live close by. I would very much like to hear from you asap. and thanks Myrleen Starkey ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 11:11:55 -0600 From: Ewing, Cindi" cindiw@ti.com To: DonaldGradeless >drg@execpc.com< drg@execpc.com What information do you have on the Wornstaff/Warnstaff's other than birthdates? Places, and any more genealogy is much appreciated. 4649 Wornstaff, Elsey Carmean 1823- 1823 4661 Wornstaff, Richard Cindi Warnstaff-Ewing
Subject: Ancestors Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 16:14:15 -0800 From: "gordon carmean" tomahawk@wcoil.com To: DrG@execpc.com Thank you for the information. I've been trying for 15 years to find Curtis's family . Here's how I've got it on my side Part 1.169.1.2 Name: Decendants of John Cremeen.rtf Type: application/msword Encoding: quoted-printable
Subject: Knight Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 16:54:04 -0800 From: "gordon carmean" tomahawk@wcoil.com To: DrG@execpc.com My wife had a g-g-grandfather named Joseph Knight #65 b. 3/9/1821 who married Mariah Gradeless Do you have any information on his family
Subject: Carmeans Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:13:15 -0800 From: "gordon carmean" tomahawk@wcoil.com To: DrG@execpc.com I did'nt get the attachment. My wife and I thought there might be some connection between her Gradless and my Grayless because of the Waugh connection and both from the same area. My address is . Attachment is my wife's ancestors Gordon Carmean 24315 Upperman Rd. Delphos Oh. 45833 Part 1.171.1.2 Name: betty jo's ancestors.rtf Type: application/msword Encoding: quoted-printable
Subject: Knights-Gradeless Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 19:06:06 -0800 From: "gordon carmean" tomahawk@wcoil.com To: DrG@execpc.com I hope this is the right file Let me Know I'm just a rookie on this thing Part 1.172.1.2 Name: Descendants of Joseph Knight.FBK Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream) Encoding: base64
Subject: knight-gradeless Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 12:39:16 -0800 From: "gordon carmean" tomahawk@wcoil.com To: DrG@execpc.com I'll try again I don't know what I'm doing on this computer yet (just got it in Aug.)and it has a lot of things on it that I don't know about. the last thing you sent me on the knights came up on Win word writer but it had nothing on it? Gordon Part 1.173.1.2 Name: Descendants of Joseph Knight.GED Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream) Encoding: quoted-printable
Subject: myrleen Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 16:28:04 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com DONALD,DID YOU RECV THE INFO ON SERENA SANDERS? ALSO DO YOU HAVE THOSE BOOKS ON THE FAMILY OR WOULD I HAVE TO ORDER.CAN YOU LET ME KNOW PRICE ETC. PLEASE ANSWER,AS WE HAVE HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH THE COMP. TNKS MYRLEEN STARKEY ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: SERENA GRADLESS Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 11:34:15 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com DONALD,DONT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DIDNT RECEIVE PACKAGE WITH ALL THE INFO.MAYBE I HAVE WRONG ADDRESS.PLEASE SEND TO ME. WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS,I WILL COPY ALL OF THE INFO AGAIN AND GET IN THE MAIL ASAP. IF YOU ARE THERE AT THE COMP,PLEASE ANSWER ASAP. I WILL BE HERE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. MYRLEEN ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: serena Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 12:32:13 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com donald ok will get it all together and get in mail this week so be looking for it. dont know what happened to the other.it didnt come back to me send me an e-mail when you rec myrlee ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: 4531 Cremean, Emma florence 1863-1915 - Dec 12, 1863 & 4545 Grove, Richard A. Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 19:06:48 -0800 From: Teddy Grove drteddy@tns.net To: DrG@execpc.com Reference 4531, 4545, 1743 from the GRADELESS files, Whitney County Geleological Society, Whitney County Iowa NFI Dear Sir: The people referenced above are the parents of my father, Charles Edward Grove (1894 - 1968) Any information concerning the subjects would be most appreciated. Sincerely Dr. T.C. Grove drteddy@tns.net RE: 4531 Cremean, Emma florence 1863-1915 Dec 12, 1863 1743 Grove, Margaret Elizabeth 1916-1928 1916 4545 Grove, Richard A. Dr. Teddy
Subject: research Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 15:07:48 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com DONALD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE INFO,BUT HAVE A PROBLEM ON THE 28TH PAGE,THE PRINTER JAMMED,SO FAILED TO RECEIVE SO CAN YOU RESENTD PAGE 28--31??OR WILL I HAVE TO START PRINTING FM THE BEGINNING? I WANT TO GET ALL MY INFO UP-DATED,BUT TIME JUST RUNS OUT. ARE YOU RETIRED OR STILL WORKING? HAVE TO WATCH THE RAMS.I LIVED IN ST LOUIS AREA FOR OVER 40 YEARS. TNKS AGAIN ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: Myrleen Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 15:24:49 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com Thanks I finish printing the page. you are a life saver. I have to read everthing and see whats what. There a lot there.Thanks again I will get back with you later, Myrleen THANKS ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: Surname Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 12:07:18 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com donald Can you tell me the origin of the name "Gradeless--Grayless" have found what my family name of Watkins is. It is from Wales. tnks myrleen starkey ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: irish Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 16:06:24 PST From: "anna watkins" watkins_anna33@hotmail.com To: DrG@execpc.com donald tnks for info.i know my mother is a little bitty woman she may weight about 100 lbs. she was a red head when younger,but both of her brothers were black haired.but also my grandmother was also black haired and her name was davis she was irish and german.we have red hair all thru the family my mama says what she can remember about her grandmother (serena)she was very tiny also. tnks again for info. i am going to cons. on my grandmother davis.as of now have nothing but where she was born and her mother and father name myrleen starkey ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
Subject: New Look at our Blue Family site Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 21:05:27 -0500 From: sbitter sbitter@glasscity.net To: undisclosed-recipients:; Hello All Blue family members and Friends I have been working on a new look for the National Blue Family Association site. And I think it is done! (but if you find and problems or corrections please feel free to contact me) If you have any personal sites you would like to add please contact me. Please take a moment to visit. http://members.tripod.com/blue_family/ Also I will be sending out the Reunion information via slow mail soon - BUT WILL NOT BE SENDING IT TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET! Please take a moment to print and mail me your reservations. From the internet site. (Thanks this will save a lot of postage.) Best of hunting to all Sarah Bitter
Subject: Re: Grayless Family of Allen Co IN Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 23:31:27 -0500 From: "Nancy & Richard Huff" Nancyhuff@prodigy.net Organization: Prodigy Internet To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1 Hi Mr Gradeless, Thank you for all the information. Some of my information came from a faded copy of information that was given to my cousin Paula Knepper.. she told me that the lady that gave it to her was a Richardson that lived near her parents on Louisedale Drive. She couldn't remember the ladies name... just that they ran into her on a walk down the street and she offered them the information and told them that a relative that lived in Ohio had done the researce. I know that I can tell you for sure about the family after Mary Ellen Grayless married Austin Henry Richardson. Their daughter Viola Arlinda married Joseph Reynolds Knepper. They were the parents of my Mother's Father Leslie John Knepper. I am adding a descendent report on the family from Francis Sweet. I hope that my information helps you some. I have been wondering about the Grayless family... and I noticed that there was a Gradeless that married Elizabeth Waugh.. and I found the information that he changed his name from Grayless To Gradeless and I sort of wondered why. I also thought that it sounded like an interesting name. Thank you for sending me your book... I thought maybe I could learn more about the Grayless- Gradeless family from your book. I also find that I want to know more about the people in my history. I didn't know that I had family back that far in America! My Father's parents were from Poland... and that's sort of hard to find information. I started looking for information on the family about 2 years ago and I know I probably haven't found all the different ways to find information. I know I haven't found a lot of information on my Father's father. He was a farmer and a lady that lived in the town he lived in couldn't find much information on him. My Mother's Father Leslie John Knepper and my Grandmother Nellie Josephine McGaw Knepper got a divorce (I haven't gotten that record) He moved to California with my Mother's youngest brother Ray. He remarried and my Mother even wrote to the lady but I couldn't remember her name... I can't remember for sure when he died .. I think it was sometime in the mid '50's. He was in the moving business... like his father and his brother was. I was told that he died of a blood clot that traveled from his leg.. and I think he was working at them time. I only have one Aunt living from the family... Lois June Busche... my mother died in 1993. I have found that Mom's memory was better then my Aunts. I should call her again and ask her some more questions...like when did my grandfather die! Thanks again..... and you are so kind to send me all the information. Sincerely Nancy Kanczuzewski Huff Nancyhuff@prodigy.net
Subject: Sweet -Richardson- Knepper family Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 23:33:53 -0500 From: "Nancy & Richard Huff" Nancyhuff@prodigy.net Organization: Prodigy Internet To: DrG@execpc.com Opps I forgot to enclose that Descendent Report ... I got in a hurry! Nancy Kanczuzewski Huff Part 1.185.1.2 Name: Sweet-Richardson&Knepper..rtf Type: Rich Text Format (application/rtf) Encoding: quoted-printable
Subject: Cemeteries Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:48:29 -0600 From: Doneta Rudy drudy@coolsky.com To: drg@execpc.com I just want to thank you for putting the Whitley County updated cemeteries online. Doneta Rudy Huntington, Indiana
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 22:05:11 -0600 From: Doneta Rudy drudy@coolsky.com To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com Donald Gradeless, In your Gradeless family Index you have some family of record number 81, John Oscar Decker, I am interested in any information you can share of this record number. John Oscar Decker was a brother of my grandfather William Decker. Doneta (Decker) Rudy Huntington, Indiana
Subject: Decker info Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 10:38:57 -0600 From: Doneta Rudy drudy@coolsky.com To: DrG@execpc.com Donald, Thank you so much for the information on John Decker and his family. I didn't have all of the names of his children. I had thought that maybe he had remarried after Essie died, since he is not listed in the cemetery list with Essie or that he had moved away somewhere since he is not buried in Rice cemetery in Elkhart with my greatgrand parents. According to the cemetery records, John Oscar is the one who bought the cemetery plots and there is enough space for six burials there, but my greatgrand parents are the only ones that are buried there. I hope to get to Elkhart again in the near future. Any information you can share about John Oscar's descendants would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Doneta Rudy 1560 Avon Place Huntington, Indiana 46750-4412
Subject: Grayless Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 14:22:33 -0500 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com I am Terry Hoke, s/o Roy, s/o Vern, s/o William, s/o Robert Hoke who adopted 2 Grayless Boys in the 1870's. Their mother must have been Rebecca Helton? Runnels? Reynolds? One was named Nathan and is buried in Webster Cemetary. Do you know anything about these guys? Thanks. Terry Hoke
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 19:53:04 -0500 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com Attached is the Headstone of Nathan (1866-1929) and his wife Mary (1865-1936). It is in Webster Cemetary, IN. Robert married his second wife, Rebecca Elizabeth (Maiden Name???), after 1875. She must have first married a Reynolds and had at least one child (Nancy Ann). I don't know whether she was divorced or widowed, although her husband may have died in the Civil war. She married a second time to a Grayless and had 2 boys whom Robert adopted (kept the name Grayless). Again, I don't know whether she was divorced or widowed, although coal mining deaths were common then. Rebecca Elizabeth was born in KY in 1839, died August 14, 1913 and is buried in Webster Cemetary, North Fontanet, IN. Robert's first son, William, married the first daughter of Rebecca, Nancy Ann Reynolds (Runnels?). I don't know anything about Daniel Grayless except that he was born before 1874. I have them listed on a census in 1880. Hope this helps, it's all I know right now. I have never heard of any of my family mention Grayless people, so I was surprised to find them there. TLHoke
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 23:17:25 -0500 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com Boy, what a confusing mess!! I think I have it figured out. Webster is on private property. WEBSTER/STEWART CEMETARY is in Van Buren Twp in Clay Co, IN, but Webster is listed at 31/14/7 (Section/Township/Range) in RACCOON TOWNSHIP. I think it is in Raccoon. I know that Robert Hoke (not Koke) adopted Nathan and Daniel Grayless. What line are you from? Thanks much for the help. That fills in quite a bit. Terry Hoke
Subject: Re: Grayless - Read this one first!!!! Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 08:37:39 -0500 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com Wow, thanks for all the info. It will take me some time to sort through all that. I never knew anything about them, and neither did anyone else in my family, other than Robert adopted 2 boys. Seems pretty screwed up - all those interrelated folks. There had to be some bad blood in there. I know about some of it. Thanks again. TLHoke
Subject: Re: Grayless - Headstone Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 08:38:31 -0500 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com Did you get the photo of the headstone? TLHoke
Subject: Re: Grayless Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 19:26:16 -0500 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com I got this picture from Debbi Marietta Nestler. She says that it is a photo that belonged to her grandma Edith Hoke Marietta. Edith said it is of her grandparents (Robert & Rebecca, or maybe Lottie Fern Hedges parents?) and the baby sitting on the man's lap is her (Edith). It's faded, but if you look carefully, there is a baby there. If the baby is Edith, then the date of the photo would be about 1910. Robert supposedly died 10-20 years before that?? The woman in the photo is supposed to be Rebecca Helton Hoke. In Andrew's wife's bible (Lottie's bible), Rebecca Helton is listed as Andrew's mother; on Andrew's funeral record, Rebecca is listed as his mother. Anyway, there is at least one person that should know that says this is Robert & Rebecca. Terry Hoke
Subject: Re: Sweet -Richardson- Knepper family Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 03:14:02 -0500 From: "Nancy & Richard Huff" Nancyhuff@prodigy.net Organization: Prodigy Internet To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3, 4 Hi Donald, I can hardly think that I could find any thing that you missed since you've been working on this since 1973! I have been reading here and there in the information you sent me.. And I'm learning some new information on some of the family! The most I can help is from Mary Ann Grayless and Austin Richardson on! I was reading some of the information on Joseph Waugh today.. and the information from his pension files in your papers. That is the first time I have seen that kind of record.. and what kind of information you can get from it. It sort of helps to know what he was like... what he had done and all. I haven't collected a lot of birth -marriage and death certificates on this family yet. I was having problems finding my Great Grand father Joseph Reynolds Knepper. I found he was buried in the Eel River Cemetery... but there was no birth date or death date.. just died 1943. I got that information from the index on Eel River Cemetery. He was suppose to be buried next to his oldest daughter. I went to the cemetery and found that there wasn't a stone on his grave. You wouldn't even know that there was a grave there.. I wonder why ...... did the family not get him one? I couldn't find an obituary on him either. I found one on his wife Viola Richardson Knepper. She had died out in California in the 40's . Perhaps they separated? I did finally send to the state of Indiana for a bunch of death certificates for my Father's family and I put his name in too. I got the death certificate for him. His son gave them the information... I sent to Indiana for the records... rather then Fort Wayne since the other certificates were from South Bend.. and I had a couple from that area that I still didn't get. I wasn't sure if I could just walk into the office here in Fort Wayne and get that information right away... and they had this thing on their website that you had to have some proof as to who you are when you requested the information by mail. Anyway I have that piece of information.. and an obituary for Viola Richardson Knepper. I'll have to get busy and get some more of this kind of evidence. I still have to find out where in Ohio some of the Kneppers were born too. I haven't done much looking over that way yet. I'm very glad that I found your website.. this information is very interesting. And I read the age of the lady that you got some of the information from back in the '70's ...I should have started sooner.. My mother used to tell me a lot of stories about the family. Her Mother (my Grandmother ) used to tell a lot of family stories also.. I wished I remember all of them better. Better yet if I had started this when Mom was alive I know she would have been able to fill in some details when I told her what I found. She really would have gotten a kick out of this. Please let me know if there is any thing I can send to you on our family Nancy Huff
Subject: Grayless Obits Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 23:57:30 -0400 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com Here are a couple of obits that you might like to have. TLHoke =========================================== Daniel Grayless Special To The Tribune. BRAZIL, Ind., Aug. 27.---Daniel Grayless, aged 69, died yesterday at his home in Lodi, Dick Johnson township, at 9:30 A.M. Friday of heart trouble and complications. He had been in failing health for the past year and bedfast for two weeks. He was born in Vigo county, but had been a resident of Dick Johnson township for the past 25 years. He is survived by the widow, Pearl; four sons, and three daughters, Claude and Chester, Lodi; Orval and Chauncey, Terre Haute; Mrs. Claude Adams and Mrs. Andrew Grassick, Terre Haute, Mrs. Lewis Branson, Lodi; also two half-sisters, Mrs. Fammey Nevins, Coal Bluff, and Mrs. Rena Newton, Clay county; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was prepared for burial at the Miller & sons funeral home and will be returned to the residence Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the residence, with Rev. Albert Hayes officiating. Burial in Webster cemetery. Terre Haute Tribune, August 27, 1938 ============================================== Nathaniel Grayless Nathaniel Grayless, 63 years old, died at his residence in North Terre Haute, Monday. He is survived by the widow, Mary C.; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Cottrell of North Terre Haute, and Mrs. Rebecca Gilbert of Terre Haute; three sons, Ova and Merle at home, and Alexander Grayless of Terre Haute and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Cottrell, this afternoon at 1 o’clock. Burial will be in the Webster cemetery. Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, February 26, 1929
Subject: Re: Anspaugh Research & Gen Soc Whitley Co Query listing Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 09:02:08 EDT From: Billnbbweb@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Thank you for the expansion of your Gradeless/Anspaugh story. Quite interesting! I also appreciate the other information and will attempt to try the sites later today. Thanks again. B. Weber
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 11:15:13 EDT From: Patty342@aol.com To: Donald Gradeless >drg@execpc.com< Gradless family Looking for information on #3698 - Regina Schrader Thank you
Subject: Re: Grayless Obits Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 20:00:14 -0400 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com I just came back from a trip to IN where I spend 4 days hunting ancestors. I did see Grayless at Webster Cemetary, but wasn't there to chase them down - besides, it was raining. I also found out that after Rebecca's 40 acres was divided up, they got about 7.6 acres. Robert adopted Dan & Nate and got their land, 7.6 acres apiece. A few months later, he sold all 23 acres for $250. I'm afraid I know why he adopted them, now. He seemed to be a bit of a shiftless non-social guy, so I think his only motive was to get the money. What would that $250 be worth today? Less than $10,000 I'd guess. Here is what I know about Fannie (aka Famie, Fammie): 1. ANDREW HOKE (ROBERT, WILLIAM SAMUEL, ANDREW) was born Abt. 1874 in Coal Bluff, Raccoon Township, Parke County, IN, and died December 1958. He married LOTTIE FERN HEDGES Aft. 1910. She was born Bef. 1890, and died Bef. 1990. Notes for ANDREW HOKE: Obituary in Terre Haute Tribune, Dec 7, 1958. More About ANDREW HOKE: Census: 1880, Andrew lived in Nevins Twp, IN in 1880; was listed as 6 years old Children of ANDREW HOKE and LOTTIE HEDGES are: i. ANDREW HOKE, b. Abt. 1918; d. February 09, 1957. ii. OLLIE HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; d. Died in Childbirth. iii. FANNIE HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; m. UNKNOWN NEVINS. 2. iv. EDITH HOKE, b. April 11, 1910, Perth, IN; d. February 18, 2000, West Central Community Hospital, Clinton, IN. v. HILDA MAESERN HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; d. Aft. 2000; m. UNKNOWN STEVENS SIMPSON; b. Aft. 1910. vi. WILLIAM ROBERT COLLETT HOKE, b. Aft. 1910. vii. JAMES RUSSELL VERNON HOKE, b. Aft. 1910. viii. ROY EDGAR LOUIS HOKE, b. Aft. 1910. ix. EVAN HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; d. Aft. 1910, Died as a baby; Webster Cemetary. Notes for EVAN HOKE: His marker in Webster Cemetary says "Evan O Hoke Loved by the Family" No date. It is a clay tile from a nearby factory. From Debbi Marietta Nester, gdau of Edith Hoke, d/o Andrew. The only Newton I know was the one who married Serena Jane Grayless. Catch up more later, after I've had a chance to digest what I got from the trip. Terry Hoke 17515 Gage Court Farmington, MN 55024
Subject: Re: 2119 Nellie H. Gandy Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:30:14 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3, 4 Dear Dr. Gradeless, Thanks for your e-mail. I printed a 10-page e-mail from you, sent on 11-4-98 In it were vertical lines numbered 0 through 9 with information regarding marriages, birth dates, children,some addresses, and additional genealogical information. I don't seem to be able to call up this information on my PC. Should I be able to and if so, would you let me know how. I really appreciate all the hard, time consuming work which you put into establishing and maintaining such an interesting web site. I have some additional information for you and will try to get more from other relatives.. Do let me know if you have any particular form in which you prefer information to be submitted to you. 1845 Mary Carol Winebrenner's married name is Rugg (married to 1902 Melvin Eugene Rugg) Would you want an entry with her married name as well as her maiden name? 1856 Lisa Marie Winebrenner - Lisa's middle name is Lu (not Marie) . I think I sent you the incorrect name some time ago. Lisa has one daughter Jasmine Jade Winebrenner born 09/19/1990. 1857 Martin Jade Winebrenner and Heather Dianne Reed were married in 1996 have a son Ian Michael Winebrenner born 06/20/2000. 1848 Pamela Oberlin's middle name is Jane 1851 Irene Snyder's middle name is Susanne 1849 Cathy Anne Winebrenner married Patrick Wolfe in 1993. They have the following two sons: Christopher Daniel Wolfe born 05/31/1995 and Johnathan Patrick Wolfe born 11/06/1997. 1850 Matthew Alan Winebrenner married Melissa Ann Merriman in 1991. They have the following three children: Anthony Joseph Winebrenner born 02/13/1992 - Alexandra Marie Winebrenne born 04/26/1996 - Austin Michael Winebrenner born 10/01/1997. 1901 Brent Michael Winebrenner was born on 07/20/1998. Thanks much. Dave Winebrenner
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 21:55:26 -0500 From: "Greg O'Brien" wgobrien@earthlink.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Hello, Recently saw your index page while searching. Can you forward any info. on record #2679, William B. Alwood? Thanks, Greg O'Brien wgobrien@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: Charles Winebrenner Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 10:05:08 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Hello Donald, Thanks for the info in your e-mail. I checked the Winebrenner genealogy which I have, compiled in 1942 and found only one Charles W. who never married and died as a young man. There was one Edna Winebrenner but not the one mentioned in your e-mail. RN549 George LeRoy Winebrenner who married RN543 Florence Luella Knight was my dad's first cousin's (Ross's) son. I knew both Florence, Ross and George. I see that their daughter, Betty Jo (her name sounds so familiar) and Gordon Carmean were married in the Methodist Church in Wolf Lake, IN. That church is just one block west of the Baptist Church in Wolf Lake where my wife and I were married in 1956. It was very interesting to learn that we have connections through both sides of my family. Thanks again, Dave Winebrenner
Subject: Fw: Additional Info from RN1828 David Winebrenner Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 08:50:14 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: "Don Gradeless" drg@execpc.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Winebrenner To: Dr.G@execpc.com Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 3:15 PM Subject: Additional Info from RN1828 David Winebrenner RN1834 Jody Michelle Winebrenner has been married for some years to RN1923 Alan Luther Rex, Sr. and they have 3 daughters: RN1925 Angela RN 1927 Jessi Faith RN1926 Julie Rose RN1924 Alan Luther Rex, Jr. is the son of RN1923 Alan Luther Rex, Sr. by a previous marriage. Thanks much. Dave W.
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 19:48:42 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Hi Donald, RN 1836 Jocelyn Michelle Winebrenner is married to Kerry Lee Clouse, born May 23, 1977. They have a daughter, Shylyn Kerrea Clouse, born Oct. 28, 1996 and a son, Jaydrian Grant Clouse, born Nov. 27, 1999. I have proofread the above. The names are correct!
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 10:01:29 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2 Hi Donald, Shylyn has just one "n" rather than two. Thanks again for all of your hard work. Dave
Subject: Re: Charles Winebrenner Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 11:17:23 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 The only Charles Winebrenner I find in our copy of the Winebrenner Genealogy is Charles Henry W., my grandfather Andrew Jackson Winebrenner's brother. Charles Henry W. was born on April 29, 1864, in Green Twp, Noble Co. and died Jan. 3, 1893 at age 29. He is buried in the Sanford Cemetery in Noble Co. near Merriam.
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 22:08:55 -0500 From: "Bea Jolly" yoyo@ldd.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Hi, My name is Bea Jolly. My gggranmother was Melissa J. Shoffner. You have a Melissa Shoffner listed RN#3518. Also my grandmother was named Ada, she was born in Whitley County, Ind. Jefferson Twsp. Is your Ada Rn#2002 my Ada? I would appreciate any response, and thank you in advance for your time & trouble. Bea yoyo@ldd.net P.S. I have more info on the Shoffner's, if your Melissa is indeed my Melissa.

Subject: GSWC Query Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 22:36:38 EDT From: Djamie1@aol.com To: Donald Gradeless>drg@execpc.com< I will get back to you soon. We had talked before about the grayless family. I am Donna J. Grayless, my sister Norma L Grayless. We have also found a 1/2 brother who lives in In. But he is on our mother's side.
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 18:11:52 -0400 From: "Dave Winebrenner" davmarw@siscom.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Hello Don, I discovered a mistake I made on the following entry: 190l Brent Michael Winebrenner was born on 07/20/1988 not 1998. Sorry. Thanks. Dave Winebrenner
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 00:17:11 +0100 From: "susan" livewire@alacsu.freeserve.co.uk To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com I've been looking through the above site trying to trace my grandfathers line of heritage -his name was albert cassidy and so was his fathers - his father left him in ireland when he was a baby and went to usa. I'm hoping the information you have on RN1351 will be relative to my query!! also RN1295 which may be connected too!! i look forward to hearing from you susan ford(nee cassidy)
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Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 21:49:59 -0400 From: "Hoover Harrison Assoc." hooverassoc@chartertn.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Donald, I am interested in file 3152. William Huff is my dad. My grandfather & greatgrandfather had the same name (we never had any contact with any of the grands). My email address is Lavinia_Huffman@associatescommerce.com. Thanks, Lavinia
Subject: Gradeless Family Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 23:00:44 EDT From: Louise19462000@aol.com To: DrG@execpc.com Mr Gradeless I,am researching the Cramer surname and noticed you have a Charles Cramer in you listings #4303 . I was wondering if you have any more info on this person as it has been very hard to find any connection with my family with any of the Cramers Thank You very much Louise Cramer
Subject: Going off the net Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 07:20:24 -0700 From: "James H. Gradeless" celt@interpath.com To: diamondg@icomnet.com My computer is old and sick. It is afflicted with old age and acts dimented most of the time when it's awake. The modem is only 14,400......the CD Rom is gone...the memory is just about shot. My old carrier has sold out to another major carrior and I just can't meet the standards they require now. This computer kind of sounds like me. I believe the 15th is my last day so I am sending you this message. I will be back on line sometime this year after my new home is completed. In my new home will be a new computer. I am looking forward to that time for I will surly miss everyone. For now everyone take care and God bless. To quote an old soldier, "I will return". Jim Gradeless
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:39:09 -0300 From: "mtbanks" mtbanks@nbnet.nb.ca To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com #4863 Jordan Ralph B.1920. could you please tell me more of Ralphs parents and Ralph himself.he would be my g great uncle if the right Ralph. thank you,his family ancestors and himself is a broken link in my studies and can go no further, look forward to hearing from you Tina
Subject: Re: Gradeless Family Query Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 13:13:51 -0700 From: "rudloff" rudloff@voyager.net To: DrG@execpc.com Ref: 1, 2 Jack I believe is my Greatgreatgrandfather. Pinegar is my paternal grandmother's maiden name. I believe one of Jacks son's is William Pinegar. And a Will (Buck) Pinegar I know is my Greatgrandfather. Any info you may have that will help me find out more about my family would be appreaciated I have a photo that is captioned Captain Jack the old war hourse, and it is of a older fellow (Early 70's maybe) and the print is dated 1895
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 12:35:44 -0400 From: "Harriet S. Taylor" hstaylor@earthlink.net To: "Donald Gradeless" drg@execpc.com Am seeking information on the parents and background of Elizabeth Wilson (Stone) Whiteley, wife of Benjamin Whiteley - number 1348 in your Gradeless Family index. Hope to hear some information, as she has been a stumbling block for me. Sincerely, Harriet S. Taylor
Subject: Gradeless Family Query Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 19:27:23 EDT From: Papasdsrt@aol.com To: Donald Gradeless >drg@execpc.com< Hi, I am interested in the following people. RN 504 Vanderment, Clinton P. 1840; RN 4231 Vanderment, Edgar W. 1867; and RN 503 Vanderment, Mary Ellen Gradeless 1845. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, AL
Subject: Gradeless family Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 20:29:17 EST From: LadyYarrow@aol.com To: Donald Gradeless drg@execpc.com Am doing family history and would like to see what you have on Richard Long # 1783. My grandfather's name was Richard Long who was born in Whitley County in 1890's. I have found family all buried in Eberhard Cemetary. His parents were Samuel and Mary rebecca long. Any info would be greatly appreciated........ Fern Roberts (Long)

1990-91 Research on the Grayless Family


Signers of Oath of Fidelity to Maryland during the Revolution 
     Caroline County, Maryland:
	page 34		Jesse Grayless, Cornelius Johnson, James Johnson
	page 25		William Whiteley

1790 Census of North Carolina
	Graidless, John 		Page 139  Newbern District Hyde County NC
	Graidless, John 1 - - - -
	Males 16+       1

1790 Census of South Carolina
	Gradless, John		Charleston District St James Sontee Parish
	Gradless, John  1 3 1 - 3
	Males 16        	1
	Males under 16	3
	Females         	1
	Slaves          	3

1800 Census of North Carolina
	Gradless John Beaufort County North Carolina Page 8
	Gradless John 3 1 0 1 0-0 1 0 1 0-0 0
	Males Under 10		3
	Males 10-16		1
	Males 26-45		1
	Females 10-16		1
	Females 26-45		1

1800 Census of South Caroline
	Gradless, John Charleston County South Carolina page 50.
	Gradless, John 0 1 1 0 2-2 0 0 0 2-0 0
	Males 10-16		1
	Males 17-25		1
	Males over 45		2
	Females Under 10	2
	Females over 45		2

1803 Tax List Washington County Ohio:
	Grayless Matthew	Washington Co	Newton Twp

1810 Census of Maryland: 
	Grayless, James		Caroline	443  No Twp L
	Grayless, Nathan   	Caroline	465  No Twp L

1810 Census of North Carolina
	Gradelep John		Beaufort 019

1820 Census of Maryland:
	Grayless, Charles  	Talbot   	007	Easton
	Grayless, James		Caroline	107	No Twp L

1820 Census of North Carolina
	Gradeliss, John		Beaufort 017

1820 Census of South Carolina
	Lydia Gradless Page 65 	Georgetown County South Carolina

Ross Ohio Co Marriages

	Gradeless, Matilda		Berry, Alex		26 Feb 1817
	Gradless, Nathaniel		Waugh, Betsy		28 Sept 1815
	Gradless, William		Waugh, Rebecca		20 July 1811

1820 Census of Ohio

	Gridless, Nathaniel		Ross		313	Buckskin
	Gridless, William   		Ross		313	Buckskin
	Graddles, Matthew   		Fay		014	Jefferson
	Grayless, Nathan   		Dela		124	Big Rock
	Carmean, Thomas			Ross		252	Concord
	Carmean, Samuel			Ross		259	Concord
	Carmean, Levi			Ross		241	Union Twp
	Berry, Alexander   		Dela		124	Big Rock

1820 Delaware Co. Ohio
	Adam Berry		2 - - - 1 - 1 - - 1 - - 1
	Abram Berry		2 1 - - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - 1
	Nathan Greyless  	- 2 1 3 - 1 1 - - - 1 - 1
	Alexander Berry  	1 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - 1
	Alexander Berry 	1 1 - - - 1 1 - - 1 - - 1

1820 Fayette Co. Ohio
	Matthew Graddles	1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 3

1820 Ross Co Ohio
	Lemon Waugh		2 1 - - 1 - 1 1 - 1 - 3
	Moses Hopkins     	1 2 - - 1 - 3 2 2 1 - 3
	Joseph Waugh     	- 1 1 1 - 1 3 1 1 - 1 2
	Nathl Gridless  	2 - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - - 1
	William Gridless	1 - - - 1 - 2 - - 1 - 1
	George Mort		- 1 - 1 - - 1 - 1 - - 1

1825 Tax List of Ohio, Fayette Co.:
	Gradless, William	Fayette	Lot 14

1827 Deed Book, Park Co Indiana
	Nathan Grayless of Parke Co Indiana Mortgage to
	Thomas McNeal of same county.  Deed Records D 25 Feb 1827.

1830 Census of Maryland:
	Grayless, Wm.		Talbot	006	No Twp L

1830 Census of Ohio:
	Grayless, William	Marion	148	Marion

1830 Census of North Carolina
	Gridlis Jesse		Beaufort 023	Bath
	Gridless Read		Beaufort 024	Long Acre

1830 Census of Ohio
	Berry, Alexander 	Marion  150  Marion
	Goodless, William	Faye    327  Wayne Twp
	Goodley, Nathaniel	Faye    327  Wayne Twp
	Grayless, William	Marion  148  Marion

1830 Census of Indiana

	Indiana Historical Society 1981:
	Grayless, Mathew	Park  200

	Accelerated Indexing Systems:
	Grayless, Mathew	Park  101		No Twp L
 
	1830 Park County Indiana:     M      M        F         F
                                   15-20  50-60    15-20     50-60
      Mathew Grayless                 1      1        1          1

1831 West Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana Marriages:

	1831 Alexander Grayless and Barbara Herrist
	1831 Nathaniel Grayless and Marie G. Tousineau

1832 Talbot County Marriage Licenses 1825-1850, Clark, p 11.

	HUSBAND                WIFE               DATE            MINISTER
	Grayless, William      Buckly, Rachel     22 May 1832     Storks

1832 Deed Book, Parke Co Indiana
	Alexander Grayless of Parke Co Ind (Florida Twp) mortgage to
	Moses Hendry of same place.  Deed Book 1 page 302-4, 13 Sept 1832.

1835 Tax List of Ohio:
	Grayless, Salisbury		MSK HPW MSG  B' 54
		  County	Township	City
		Muskingum	Hopewell  Mount Sterling

1835  Park Co. Indiana Abstracts of Deed Records Vol 2 1834-36:
	 August 3, 1835:  Martha Hendery of Parke Co. Indiana, Florida Twp
	 to Alexander Grayless of same place.

1840 Census of Ohio:
	Gradeless, William		Marion	088	Marion
	Berry, Matilda			Marion	088	Marion

1840 Census of Maryland:
	Gradss, George			Caroline 052
	Grayless, Margaret		Baltimore 246	Baltimore

1840 Census of Indiana:
	Goodlet, Robert T		Park		336
	Gradeless, Milo			Whitley    	234
	Gradeless, Nathaniel		Whitley    	232
	Greyless, Wm.			Allen		100

 1840 Louisiana Census, East Baton Rouge Parish, Page 86, Line 1:
			            M A L E S                 F E M A L E S
	               ---------------------------   -------------------- 
	               0-5 5-10 20-30 30-40 60-70    0-5 5-10 10-20 20-30
	               --- ---- ----- ----- -----    --- ---- ----- -----
	Nathl Grayless  3   1     1     1     1       1   1     1     1
	               --- ---- ----- ----- -----    --- ---- ----- -----

1840 Census of North Carolina
	Graidless Ronah			253	Beaufort Co		Bath Dist
	Graidless Jesse			254	Beaufort Co		Bath Dist
	Grandlass, Redding		257	Beaufort Co		Long Acre

1847 Indentured Children, Talbot Co. MD p 105.
167.  18 March 1847.  Justices Faulkner and Leonard 
bind orphan Charles Grayless, born 20 March 1835, 
(with consent of his mother, Rachel Grayless) to 
Charles Stewart, farmer.  
Wit: Samuel Satterfield, John A. Murray.

1850 Census of Maryland, Talbot County
	46  46  Rachel Grayless	43	F	Maryland

1850 Census Beaufort Co North Carolina:Page 354
Page 316:        325  Daniel Luthaur      46  M  Farmer  500
                      Mary Ann  "         41  F
                      Mary      "         12  F
                      Solomon   "          9  M
       		      William Gradeless   20  M  Farmer  100
     	    322  331  Alfred Gradless     25  M  Farmer  511
Page 361:   438  446  Rhoda Gradless      43  F
		      Emily Gradless      15  F
	              Amanda Gradless      9  F
	              Mary Gradless       23  F
Page 382:   882  826  Redding Gradless    49  M  Farmer  200  NC
       		      Nancy Gradless      60  F
       		      Patsey Gradless     21  F 
       		      Carroll Gradeless   18  M  Farmer
       		      Easther Gradless    15  F
       		      Nancy Crocker       23  F
       		      Benjamin Crocker     2  M
       		      Mary Smallwood      60  F
       		      Amariah Gradeless   16  M  Farmhand

1850 Texas Census, Liberty County, Tarkington Prairie:
Grayless, N.			46  M  Farmer  500  Ohio	
	Mary    		39  F	La.
	William I. S.		17  M	La.
	Sarah Jane   		15  F 	La.
	Mary Melinda 		14  F	La.
	James A.     		11  M	La.
	John           		10  M	La.
	Elinor Margaret		 8  F	La.
	Matthew I.    	  	2.  M	Tx.
	Isam A.         	2.  M	Tx.
Tarkington Prairie TX founded in 1827 by Barton Tarkington with a
 group of colonists from Indiana.  
Located in NW Liberty County Texas.  
Next to Tarkington Family in Census.

1860 Texas Census, Liberty County, Tarkington Prairie, 2 July 1860:
Grayless Nath.			55  M  Farmer  150  Indiana
	Mary			23  F               Louisiana
	Wm.			26  M  Overseer 350 Louisiana
	Mary			22  F               Louisiana
	James			20  M	 Farmer      Louisiana
	Ellen			15  F               Louisiana
	M. I.			10  M               Texas
	I. A.			10  M               Texas

Tarkington Prairie TX founded in 1827 by Barton Tarkington with a 
group of colonists from Indiana.  
Located in NW Liberty County Texas.  
Next to Tarkington Family in Census.

Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15:
Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia, R. E. Lee, General, C.S.A., Commanding,
surrendered at Appomattox C.H., VA, April 9, 1865, to Lieutenant-General 
U. S. Grant, Commanding Armies of the U. S.:

Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia
Officers on duty at the Headquarters of the Army of 
Northern Virginia.
 
	We, the undersigned Prisoners of War, belonging to the Army of Northern Virginia, 
	having been this day surrendered by General Robert E. Lee, C. S. A., commanding 
	said Army, to Lieut.-Genl. U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of United States, do 
	hereby give our solemn parole of honor that we will not hereafter serve in the 
	armies of the Confederate States, or in any military capacity whatever, against 
	the United States of America, or render aid to the enemies of the latter, until 
	properly exchanged, in such manner as shall be mutually approved by the respective 
	Authorities.
 
Done at Appomattox Court House,  }
Va., this 9th day of April, 1865.}	

	W. H. Stevens, Brig.-Genl, and Chief Eng'r A. N. V.
	Jas. L. Corley, Lt. Col and Chief Q. M.
	S. R. Johnston, Lt.-Col. Eng'rs.

Page 165	Fifth Regiment of Texas Volunteer Infantry Co. H:
		1st Serg't Jacob Hemphill
		2d  Serg't G. M. Simons
		4d  Serg't Wm. Grayless

Index to Civil War Pensions:
Union:  
Grayless, Oliver C.:	 C 88 Indiana Infantry
			1880 Jan 29   Application  343 626
                        		Certificate  275 264
Grayless, John [Sullivan, John (Alias)]: M 116 Ill Cav.
			1865 Jan 9    Application  78 415
                        		Certificate  55 538
Graylish, Patrick

Confederate:
Grayless, J. A.:   	Co H 5 Texas Infantry 		Private|Private
Grayless, William: 	Co H 5 Texas Infantry 		Private|Private
Grayless, W. M.		Co H 5 Texas Infantry 		Private|Sergeant
Graylish, Hugh:   	Co E Manigaults Battalion SC Artillery	

1880 Census of North Carolina:
	Gradeless Amariah		2 4 36 31
	W	M	48		North Carolina
	Beaufort			Pantigo Twp
	Gradeless Elizabeth	W 42	North Carolina
	Gradeless Lula      	D 12	North Carolina
	Gradeless Geo F     	S 11	North Carolina
	Gradeless Martha E  	D  9	North Carolina
	Gradeless Mary A    	D  8	North Carolina
	Gradeless Ada       	D  5	North Carolina
	Sarah L.            	D  3	North Carolina

1880 Census of Ohio:
	Greelis Owin		13 27 44 25
	W	M	29		Ireland
	Cuyahoga
	Cleveland         Division Street		#55
	Greelis Patrick   	S  5  Ireland
	Greelis Annie     	D  4  Ireland

	Greelish Pat		38 88 9 11
	W	M	40		Ireland
	Ironton           Fifth Street
	Greelish Mary     W 36  Ireland
	Greelish Ella     	D  7  Ohio
	Greelish Thomas   	S  4  Ohio
	Greelish Mikel    	S  3  Ohio
	Greelish Maggie   	D  1  Ohio

1880 Census of Indiana:
	Grayless Oliver		39 97 20 5
	W	M	36		Indiana
	Whitley			Union
	Grayless Elizabeth	W  31  Indiana
	Grayless Jennie   	D  10  Indiana
	Grayless Ollee    	D   7  Indiana

	Grayless Charles W	1 105 4 9
	W	M	62		Ohio
	Allen				Lake Twp
	Grayless Nancy		W  55  Ohio
	Cole Sarah			D  25  Indiana
	Grayless Ellen		D  22  Indiana
	Grayless Cynthia		D  21  Indiana
	Grayless Franklin		S  19  Indiana
	Grayless Linnie		D  17  Indiana
	Grayless Emma		D  12  Indiana
	Grayless Joseph		S   7  Indiana
	Grayless Josephine	D   7  Indiana

	Grayless George		1 105 4 28
	W	M	30		Iowa
	Allen				Lake
	Grayless Barbara  	W  22  Indiana
	Grayless Cora       	D     7  Indiana
	Garnefeldt Theodore 	Bo 17  Indiana

LIBERTY COUNTY, TEXAS CEMETERIES, PART 1, by Mildred S. Wright.

Page 75:	Ryan Cemetery located on the West side of Highway 321 
between Cleveland and Dayton, Large, fenced, Mr. Odis Cannon, sexton, 
of Rt. 4, Box 993, Cleveland advised that "Working Day" is the 
Sunday nearest Memorial Day, 11-4-76
						to Cleveland
	______________________		|
	|                1   |		|
	======================		|Hwy 321
	|                3   |		|
	|      4     =========		|
	|                2   |		|
	----------------------		to Dayton

Page 88:  Ryan Cemetery Sec. 3
Berry, Deline Carter Wf. of C. C. 11-21-1881  10-2-1966
Berry, Calvin C. 1875-1950
Hunt dbl:  John Dowell 1-5-1904  2-14-1966
			Edith Core 4-22-1900 ndd
Grayless dbl:	Wright N. (Fudge) 11-23-1880  6-15-1975
			Jennie M. 12-24-1888  2-22-1959

Page 96:  Ryan Cemetery Sec. 4
	Grayless dbl:	I. N. (Heavy) 9-26-1883  12-5-1959
				Tennie  4-14-1892  ndd
	Grayless, I. A.  2-15-1850   3-10-1924
	Hornbeck, Lizzie	 d. 9-12-1918 (adult grave)
	Grayless, Willie	 12-22-1879  6-15-1908

1860 Census of California:
	Grayless, John W. 	San Joaquin		887	Castoria

1880 Census of Ohio:
1880 Ohio, Mahoning County, Berlin Twp, Vol 43 ED 92 Sheet 3 Line 34:
	Grayless, Uriah	W M 38           Workman Potter  OH  MD  PA
		Priscilla	W F 28  Wife     Housekeeper     OH  PA  PA
	 	Laura 	W F  8  daughter at school       OH  OH  OH
	Graylis, Salsbury	W M 69  Grandfather              MD  MD  MD
		Ann   	W F 64  wife     housekeeper     PA  PA  PA

1880 Ohio, Stark County, Marlboro Twp page 137C
	Woods, Joseph	W M 30	Farmer	OH  OH  OH
	 	Nancy	W F 32	Wife  Keeping House	OH  OH  OH
		Nellie M.	W F  9	Daughter	OH  OH  OH
	Grayless Salsberry WM 68	Father-Law Retired Farmer	OH  OH  OH
		Ann	W F 62	Mother-in Law Keep house	OH  OH  OH
	(Wife maimed, Crippled or Bedridden, daughter attends school and
	 mother in law cannot write.)

1900 Census of California: (Soundex)
	Gradellas, Alvino				Vol 26 ED 189 Sheet 12 line 92
	White		Feb 1883		17	California
	San Diego		San Diego Twp.
	San Diego		Old Town
	Enumerated with  Zamorano, Frederick
	Relationship  Brother-in-Law

	Grelis, Margaret				Vol 31 ED 154 Sheet 4 Line 18
	White					58	Ireland
	San Francisco
	San Francisco	777 Hayes 
		Shea, Mary E.	Bo	48	Ireland
		Francis M.		Bo	16 Nov 1883 California

190 Census of North Carolina (Soundex)
	Grayless Geo J.				Vol 5 ED 6 Sheet 5 Line 5
	White		Apr 	1869		31	North Carolina
	Beaufort		Pantego Twp
	Belle Haven
		Gradeless Janie		W	Mar 1870	30	NC
		Gradeless Viola		D	Jan 1896	 4	NC
		Gradeless Rona		D	Feb 1898	 2	NC
		Gradeless			S	Dec 1899   5/12	NC
	Llewellyn Bob			Bo	Nov 1880	19	NC

	Gradeless Emeriah				Vol 5 ED 6 Sheet 20 Line 51
	White 	Jan	1838		62	North Carolina
	Beaufort		Pantego Twp
		Gradeless Lula		D	Apr 1869	31	NC
		Gradeless Dana		D	Mar 1873	27	NC
		Gradeless Louisa		D	Oct 1876	23	NC
				Jodie		SL	Nov 1866	33	NC
				Ada		D	Jan 1875	25	NC
				Blanch	GD	Mar 1893	 7	NC
			Clifton (RG)  	GS	Jul 1894	 5	NC
			Cathaline		GD	May 1895	 5	NC

1900 Census of Ohio:  (Soundex)
	Grayless Ann				Vol 101 ED 42 Sheet 5 Line 51
	White		Apr	1817		83	Pennsylvania
	Mahoning Co.	Berlin Twp.
	Enumerated with  Dustman, Andrew
	Relationship  Sister-in-Law

	Grellis Patrick				Vol 35 ED 253 Sheet 9 Line 34
	White		Jan	1870			Ireland
	Cuyahoga		Cleveland Twp.
	Cleveland		48 Dare St.		
		Grellis, Della		W	May 1881  19	NY

	Grayliss Uriah				Vol 140 ED 123 Sh 29 Line 19
	White		Aug	1842		57	Ohio
	Stark			Lexington Twp.
	Alliance		S. Linden Avenue
		Graliss, Permillie	W	Jan	1852	48	Ohio
		Graliss, Ann		M	Apr	1817	83	Pennsylvania

1900 Census of Texas:  Order of Columns: Names, Relationship, Color, Sex, Month
 of Birth, Year of Birth, Age, Marital Status, Years Married, Children Born, 
Children Alive, State born, State of birth for father, State of Birth for Mother:

1900 Texas Liberty Co. Precinct 3 Vol 74 ED 37 Sheet 11 Line 18: 
Names          Rel.   C Sex Mo. Yr. Age S Yr Ch Born   Father Mother
-------------- ------ - --- --- ---- -- - -- -- ------ ------ ------
Jett, Ralph F. Head   W  M  Feb 1850 50 M 19    Texas  Louis  Louis
Jett, Arma E.  Wife   W  F  Aug 1853 46 M 19 2 2 Alab. Virg.  Alabama
Jett, Mamie L. daugh  W  F  Feb 1894  6 S       Texas  Texas  Alabama
Greyless Isam Boarder W  M  Feb 1850 50 D       Texas  Louis  Louis
"    Wright N. Hand   W  M  Nov 1880 19 S       Texas  Texas  Texas

1900 Texas Liberty Co. Precinct 3	Vol 74 ED 37 Sheet 10 Line 14:
Names            Rel. C Sex Mo. Yr. Age S Yr Ch Born   Father Mother
---------------- ---- - --- --- ---- -- - -- -- ------ ------ ------
Greyless Nathan  Hand W  M  Dec 1882 17 S       Texas  Texas  Texas
	Enumerated with  Gibson, William W.
	

1910 Census of Texas:  Order of Columns: Names, Relationship, Sex, Color,
Ages, Marital Status, Years Married, Children Born, Children Alive, 
State born, State of birth for father, State of Birth for Mother:

1910 Texas Liberty Co. Vol 94 ED 83 Sheet 171 Line 82:  (farmer)
Names          Rel.     Sex C Age  S Yrs Ch Born   Father Mother
-------------- -------- --- - --- -- -- --- ------ ------ -----
Grayless, I N  Head      M  W  25  Md 4     Texas  Texas  Louis
	Tennie    Wife      F  W  18  Md 4 2 2 Louis  Louis  Louis
	Blanche   Daughter  F  W   3  S        Texas  Texas  Louis
	Davney    Daughter  F  W 6/12 S        Texas  Texas  Louis
	I. A.     Father    M  W  60  W        Texas Indiana Louis

(Next family is of D. S. and Mary Reed most likely the parents of 
Mary Tennessee "Tennie" (Reed) Grayless wife of Isam Nathaniel Grayless.

1910 Texas Liberty Co. Vol 94 ED 83 Sheet 171 Line 87:  (farmer)
Names          Rel.     Sex C Age  S Yrs Ch Born   Father Mother
-------------- -------- --- - --- -- --  -- -----  ------ ------
Reed, D. S.    Head      M  W  43  Md 20    Louis  Louis  Louis
	Mary      Wife      F  W  39  MD 20 10 9 Louis Louis Louis
	Harris    son       M  W  16  S        Texas  Louis  Louis
	Snca      daughter  F  W  13  s        Texas  Louis  Louis
	Daniel    son       M  W  12  s        Texas  Louis  Louis
	Dilard    son       M  W   8  s        Texas  Louis  Louis
	Albert    son       M  W   4  s        Texas  Louis  Louis
	Minnie    daughter  F  W   2  s        Texas  Louis  Louis

1910 Texas Liberty Co. Vol 94 ED 83 Sheet 109 Line 8:  (farmer)
Names          Rel.     Sex C Age  S Yrs Ch Born   Father Mother
-------------- -------- --- - --- -- --  -- -----  ------ -----
Grayless, W M  Head      M  W  29  Md 3     Texas  Texas  Texas
	Jennie    Wife      F  W  21  Md 3 2 2 Texas  Texas  Louis
	Levi      son       M  W   2  s        Texas  Texas  Texas
	Fay       daughter  F  W   1  s        Texas  Texas  Texas

Indiana Marriages 1958 - 1965

 Groom			Bride		County	Date
Bland, Billy J.  		Grayless, Betty J.	Vigo 84	Oct 18, 1958
Church, Russell L.	Grayless, Jeanine	Vigo  	Nov 6, 1965
Cooper, Robert E. 	Gradeless, Dortha	Whitley	Aug 5, 1960
Fannen, John L.   	Grayless, Naomi M.	Putnam	Sep 14, 1964
Grayless, Chester 	Grayless, Betty M.	Parke 	May 22, 1965
Grayless, Chester 	Petit, Betty M.    	Vigo  	Aug 19, 1963
Grayless, Darrell 	Cooper, Elizabeth	Clay  	Jul 29, 1961
Grayless, Larry W.	Bland, Linda L    	Vigo  	Sep 2, 1962
Grayless, Norman E.	Norris, Cheryl A.	Allen  	Dec 26, 1964
Grayless, Robert C.	Eddy, Julia D.     	Vigo  	May 31, 1963
Grayless, Terry G.	Weber, Patricia L.	Noble 	Mar 14, 1964
Grayless, William 	Simmons, Carolyn L.	Vigo  	Oct 3, 1959
Hopkins, George W.	Grayless, Sharon L.	Jay   	Sep 9, 1961
Jackson, DeWayne E.	Gradeless, Donna M.	Allen 	Jan 25, 1964
Leitch, Richard D.	Gradeless, Nancy E.	DeKalb	Jun 29, 1959
Marina, Frederick 	Grayless, Mildred	Vigo  	Nov 11, 1960
Reinoehl, Bill L .	Gradeless, Marie T.	DeKalb	Nov 18, 1961

Records contributed by June Clark Certificate of Birth, State of Texas:

               County:  Liberty
                 City:  Tarkington Prairie
                 Name:  Isam Nathaniel Grayless
                  Sex: Male
Twin Triplet or other:  x
           Legitimate:  Yes
        Date of Birth:  September 26, 1883
               Father:  Isam Grayless
            Residence:  Liberty Co.
                Color:  White
                  Age:  50
           Birthplace:  U.S.A.
           Profession:  Farmer
             Industry:  Farming
               Mother:  Elizabeth Strickland
            Residence:  Liberty Co.
                Color:  White
                  Age:  About 30
           Birthplace:  U.S.A.
           Profession:  Housewife
             Industry:  Housekeeping
             Recorded:  1941

Certificate of Death  State of Texas:

Place of Death County:  Ft. Bend
                 City:  Richmond
             Hospital:  Residence
     Residence County:  Ft. Bend
                 City:  Richmond
     Name of Deceased:  Isam Nathanial Grayless
        Date of Death:  December 5, 1959
                  Sex:  Male
                Color:  White
               Status:  Married
        Date of Birth:  September 26, 1882
                  Age:  77 years 2 months 9 days
           Occupation:  Farming
           Birthplace:  Liberty Co., Texas
              Citizen:  U.S.A.
        Father's Name:  Isam Grayless
  Mothers Maiden Name:  Elizabeth Strickland
  Was in Armed Forces:  No
  Social Security No.:  None
            Informant:  Mary T. Grayless
      Death caused by:  Pneumonia of Esophesogus
               Burial:  Burial & Removal
                 Date:  Dec 6 1959
             Cemetery:  Ryan Cemetery
             Location:  Dayton, Texas
     Funeral Director:  J. H. Garmany 332

From James Gradeless, 106 Dare Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948:

Extracts of Beaufort Co NC Marriage Records


George J. Gradeless - Janie Hodges     November 28 1895   Pantego NC
Minister: W. E. Hocutt
Witness:	J. C. Bishop	F. M. Flynn		J. C. Duke
---------------

Robert Marriner Gradeless - Alice Cuthrell
     September 15, 1934
     Chocowinity N.C.
---------------

William S. Satterthwaite - Alice Creighton	Nov 12, 1868
Parents-Wm. Satterthwaite			Parents-Redding Gradeless
	Sabrina Satterthwaite		Nancy Gradeless
J. R. Windfield (J.P.)
---------------

Noah Voliva - Mary V. A. Gradeless	August 16, 1868
Parents					William Gradeless
John R. Windfield (J.P.)			Mary Gradeless
---------------

Henry Windfield - Mary Voliva		May 4, 1870
Parents-Jno. F. Windfield			William Gradeless
	Mary J. Windfield		Mary Gradeless
Minister-Augusta Lathan
---------------

James H. Satterwaite - Martha Wilson	Jan 12, 1869
Parents-Robert Satterthwaite		Redding Gradeless
	Avis Satterthwaite		Nancy Gradeless
Samuel L. Davis (J.P.)
======================================================================

From James Gradeless, 106 Dare Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948:

Death Certificates, Register of Deeds, Beaufort Co NC

Jerusha Jane Hodges Gradeless
dob		March 9, 1870
dod		January 1, 1934
Husband		Augustus Hodges, Leechville, NC
Mother		Elnora Davis, Pungo, NC
Cause		Apoplexy--Entered Taylor Hospital in Washington NC
		with rupture appendix
Recorded	Book 19 Page 332
---------------

George Joyner Gradeless
dob		April 29, 1869
dod		November 21, 1945
Father	Amariah B. Gradeless
Mother	Bettie Flynn
Cause		Broncho Pneumonia due to cerebral concussion and
		multiple skull fractures and lacerations
Recorded	Book 30 Page 162
---------------

Mary Dennie Gradeless
dob		March 5, 1851
dod		July 1, 1951
Father	Amariah B. Gradeless
Mother	Bettie Flynn
Cause		Broncho Pneumonia.  She had been suffering senility at the
		state hospital, Dorthia Dix in Raleigh, NC
Recorded	Book 36 page 171
---------------

Viola Clarence Gradeless
dob		December 2, 1896
dod		April 29, 1925
Father	George J. Gradeless
Mother	Janie Hodges
recorded	Book 10 page 81
---------------

Sarah Gradeless
dob		1831
dod		October 1 1917 86 years and 10 days
recorded		Book 3a page 81
======================================================================
From James Gradeless, 106 Dare Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948:

WPA Graves Index, North Carolina Archives

William Gradeless  b September 10, 1821  d September 19 1898
Buried at Beaufort County, Pantego, NC in the Ratcliff Cemetery.

======================================================================
From James Gradeless, 106 Dare Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948:

The Gradeless Family Bible was in possession of Hazel Angela Gradeless 
Palasthy and she presented the bible to James Hodges Gradeless in 1985.  
This bible dates back to 1896.  Hazel was the daughter of George and 
Janie Gradeless, and sister to Robert Marriner Gradeless whom was the
 father of James H. Gradeless.  
 The following information can be found in the bible.

George Joyner Gradeless		b. April 29, 1869	d. Nov. 21, 1945
Jane Jerush Gradeless		b. March 9, 1870	d. Jan 1, 1934
Viola Clarence Gradeless	b. Dec. 2, 1896		d. April 29, 1925
Rona Dell Gradeless		b. Jan. 7, 1898		d	     1907
Cecil Aubrey Gradeless		b. Dec. 14, 1899	d. June 15, 1969
Maggie Gradeless   		b. Jan. 24, 1903	d. Oct. 1, 1903
Irene Elizabeth Gradeless	b. Dec. 30, 1904	d.
Rondle Gradeless		b. March 10, 1908	d. June 1, 1908
Robert Marriner Gradeless	b. March 10, 1908	d. July 10, 1984
Hazel Anglea Gradeless		b. Sept. 8, 1912

From James Gradeless, 106 Dare Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948: Confederate States of America 1861 - 1865 Gradeless, Caswell G. Corporal Company G, 19th Regiment N.C.S.T. Enlisted: July 12, 1861 Beaufort Co., NC Died: July 1862 Cause of death unknown. Died at a Greensboro, N.C. hospital (N.C.S.T., Vol. 2, page 133) Gradeless, Alfred Private Company G, 40th Regiment N.C.S.T. Enlisted: Oct. 16, 1861 Carteret County, N.C. Died: Jan. 24, 1863 Cause of death listed as Variola (small pox) Fort Johnson at Smithville, Brunswick Co., N.C. (N.C.S.T., Vol 3, page 135)
Company G was organized at Morehead City, N.C. on Oct. 16, 1861, and went to Camp Cannal, where it stayed until Jan. 1862. At this time the company moved to Fort Thompson on the Neuse River, five miles below New Bern, N.C. Here it remained and built batteries, and did skirmish on the 13th of March 1862. A five hour battle took place on the 14th of March. The company fell back to New Bern, hence to Kingston, and finally arrived at Goldsboro, N.C. on the 18th of March. The company left on the march and arrived at Wilmington, N.C. where they stayed until April 1, 1862. The company moved into Fort Johnson (Smithville) where ib built Fort Pender and fortified the Town in the rear by a line of breast works and reboubts from Elizabeth Creek to the Cape Fear River, below the deep water point. The company suffered Yellow Fever and Variola. A large number of troops died at this time with these illnesses.
Gradeless, Amariah B.	private
		Hyde Rangers
Enlisted	January 20, 1863
Little is known about this units activities. It operated within enemy lines and assisted in locating and bringing out provisions from Hyde and surrounding counties. The last record found of the company was a requisition signed by Capt. Edward S. Swindell, Sept. 12, 1863, calling for clothing for seventy men. This company does not appear in the confederate Roll of Honor.

There is one story we know about the Hyde Rangers that has apparently been confirmed. a "Yankee" raiding party in search for food and supplies came ashore in two to four landing boats in a creek near the Dames-Fortiscue cemetery on road 1143 in Hyde Co. Capt. Swindell's company had been alerted and had set an ambush for the Federal Troops which was successful. Every Union soldier was killed in action that day and buried in an unmarked common grave.

Amariah did not die in the war between the States but died later in the years to come, in a community near Pantego, N.C. The only record seen at the North Carolina Archives was:

Gradeless, A. B. Pvt. Receipt roll for pay shows he was paid
may 13, 1863 for a period Jan. 20- April 30, 1863 and carried
the remark absent with leave.

Amariah Gradless showed up again on confederate roster as "Gradless." He enlisted in the infantry Co. B. 24th Regiment N.C. Troops in Wake County N.C. October 6, 1864. The record shows he was present and accounted for until he was furloughed for sixty days on March 12, 1865. This was a switch, from the calvary to the infantry.



From James Gradeless, 106 Dare Court, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948:

Various North Carolina Census Records

1790 Federal Census:
John Gradeless age 17, Hyde county, North Carolina.
This county was divided and this section became Beaufort Co before 1800.

North Carolina 1800 Census
John Gradeless		Age 26-45		farmer
Female			Age 26-45		(Edna Nickolson)
male			Age 10-16
3 Males			Under 10
Female			Age 10-16

North Carolina 1810 Census
John Gradeless		Age 26-45		farmer
Female			age 45-up		(Edna Nickolson)
2 Males			age 10-16
4 Females		under 10
Female			age 10-16

North Carolina 1820 Census (Washington District)
John Gradeless		Age 45-up		farmer
Female			age 45-up		(Edna Nickolson)
2 Females		age 16-26
2 Females		age 10-16
2 Males			age 18-26
male			under 10

North Carolina 1830 Census (Washington District)
Read Gridlass		age 30-40		farmer
Female			age 30-40		(Nancy Squires)
2 Males			under 5
2 Females		under 5

North Carolina 1830 Census (Bath District)
Jessie Gridlas		age 30-40		farmer
Female			age 30-40
2 Females		age 10-15
Female			age 5-10
Male			under 5

North Carolina 1840 Census (Bath District)
Rodah Graidlas		age 20-30
Female			age 5-10
Female			under 5

North Carolina 1840 Census (Bath District)
Jessie Graidlas		age 40-50		farmer
Female			age 40-50		(Mary Steely)
Female			age 10-15
male			age  5-10

North Carolina 1840 Census (Washington District)
Francis Gradles		age 30-40		Merchant
Female			age 20-30
Male			age 20-30
Male			under 5
Male Slave Black		age 10-24

North Carolina 1840 Census (Long Acre District)
Redding Graidlas		age 40-50		farmer
Female			age 50-60		(Nancy Squires)
2 Males			age 15-20
Male			age  5-10
Female			age  5-10
Female			under 5

North Carolina 1850 Census (Broad Creek District)
William Gradless		age 29		farmer

North Carolina 1850 Census (Broad Creek District)
Alfred Gradles		age 25		farmer

North Carolina 1850 Census (Long Acre District)
Redding Gradless		age 49		farmer
Nancy			age 60		wife
Patsy			age 21		daughter
Caswell			age 18		son
Amariah B.		age 16		son
Easter			age 15		daughter
Nancy Creighton		age 23		daughter
Benjamin		age 2		Gr. son
Mary Smallwood		age 60		boarder	insane

North Carolina 1850 Census (Leechville District)
Reding Gradless		age 60		farmer
Nancy			age 71		wife
Martha			age 29	
Caswell			age 28		son
Easter			age 25		daughter

North Carolina 1850 Census (Pantego Township District)
William Gradeless	age 39		farmer
Nancy Claton		age 32
Mary			age 8
Nancy			age 6
Benjamin		age 12
Thadeus			age 5

North Carolina 1850 Census (Bath District)
Rhoder Gradless		age 43
Emily			age 18
Armanda		age 2
Mary Gradlas		age 23

North Carolina 1870 Census (Pantego Township District)
Amariah B. Gradeless	age 33		farmer
Bettie Blynn		age 32		wife
Laura			age 2		daughter
George Joyner		age 1		son
Betsey Flynn		age 60		Mother in law

North Carolina 1870 Census (Pantego Township District)
William Gradless		age 50		farmer
Sarah			age 40
Nancy			age 14
Margarett		age 12
Caithe			age 3

North Carolina 1880 Census (Pantego Township District)
A. B. Gradeless		age 43		farmer
Elizabeth 		age 48		
Lula			age 12		daughter
George J.		age 11		son
Martha E.		age 7		daughter
Mary D.			age 8		daughter
Ada			age 5		daughter
Sarah L.			age 3		daughter

North Carolina 1900 Census (Pantego District)
Amariah Gradeless	age 62		farmer
Lula			age 31		daughter
Dena			age 27		daughter
Louisa			age 23		daughter
Jode Bishop		age 33		son in law
Ada			age 20		daughter
Blanch			age 7		Gr daughter
Clifton			age 6		Gr son
Cathaline		age 5		Gr daughter

North Carolina 1900 Census (Pantego District)
George Joyner Gradeless	age 31		Barber
Janie Hodges		age 30		wife
Viola			age 4		daughter
Rona Dell		age 2		daughter
Cecil Aubrey		age 1		daughter

North Carolina 1910 Census (Pantego District)
George Gradlis		age 41		farmer
Janie			age 40		wife
Viola			age 14		daughter
Cecil Aubrey		age 11		son
Irene Elizabeth		age 6		daughter
Robert Marriner		age 2		son

North Carolina 1910 Census (Pantego District)
Jodie Bishop		age 44		farmer
Cathaline		age 14		daughter
Hattie			age 7		daughter
Gaynell			age 6		daughter
Mary D. Gradless		age 36		sister in law
Amariah B. Gradless	age 80		father in law

North Carolina 1910 Census (Pantego District)
Joseph Bishop		age 32		farmer
Eva			age 8		daughter
Blanche			age 19		niece
Lula Gradeless		age 40		sister in law

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From Donald E. Gradeless, 1721 Edgewood Avenue, Racine, WI 53404

1900 Illinois Census Records:

Grayless Elizabeth			V 1533 ED 130 S 10 L 5
						June 1846	53	Virginia
Washington				Ashley Twp
Ashley
Grayless, Edgr C.		S		Oct 1890	20	Illinois
Grayless, Marry E.		D		Oct 1885	14	Illinois
Offill, William A.		Bo		Mar 1871	29	Illinois
Offill, Prudence C.		Bo		Dec 1871	28	Illinois

Grealis John 				V 59 ED 869 S 20 L 11
					W	Jan 1872	28	Ireland  Na
Cook					Chicago
Grealis, Annie			W		Aug 1876	23	Ireland

Gralus, John				V 60 ED 887 S 11 L 35
W	NR	WR			34		Poland (Rus)	Al
Cook					Chicago	South Honori		4355
Gralus, Anna			W		NR		32	Poland (Rus)
Gralus, May			D		Mar 1873	7 	Poland (Rus)
Gralus, Julia			D		May 1878	2	Illinois

Grayless Norton
W	Feb 1877	    	23		Illinois
Carroll				Savanna Twp	Savanna	Fourth
Grayless, Minnie		W		Nov 1879	20	Illinois

Graylysh, Sarah					V 51 Ed 707 S 12 L 31
				W	Feb 1832		68	Ireland	NR
Cook				Chicago	Ontario		98
Graylysh, Barbara		DL		Jan 1870	20	Ireland
Graylysh, Rose			GD		Apr 1895	5	Illinois
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From Donald E. Gradeless, 1721 Edgewood Avenue, Racine, WI 53404
1910 Illinois Records:

Du Page 	114  0206  0224
G642 Graylist Anna		SE	W	17	Illinois		Ill
	enumerated with Sanford, George		H	W

Cook  	082  1172  0312
G642 Graelis Anthony J.		H	W	30	Ireland		Ill
		Delia			W	30	Ireland
		Gertrudine		D	01	Illinois

Cook		073  0957  0026
G642	Graelis Austring			B	23	Ireland		Ill
	enumerated with	Graelis, Thomas		H	W

Cook		070  0903  0040
G642 Graylish De Lia		H	W	40	England		Ill
		Henry			S	12	Illinois

Cook		021  0068  NR00
G642	Gralsh Donnie		PA	W	51	Poland		Ill
	enumerated with	Pltensaw Edif		H	W


Carroll	008  0010  0243
G642 Grayless Gerde		D	W	24	Illinois		Ill
	enumerated with Graycless Elisa		H	W

Caroll	008	0010	0243
G642	Grayless Howard			S	22	Illinois 		Ill
	enumerated with Graycless Elisa		H	W

Cook		Chicago	075  1027  0252
G642 Grilis John			H	W	34	Ireland		I
		Barbara			W	35	Ireland
		John			S	11	Illinois
		Wm.			S	9	Illinois
		Barb A.			D	2	Illinois

Cook		Chicago	099  1585  0089
G642	Grealis John A.		H	W	40	Ireland	Ill
		Anniie			W	53	Ireland

Cook		Bedl		026  0141  NR00
G642 Grellis Krelljon		Emp	W	35	Indiana	Ill
	enumerated with Janbron G E			H	W

Cook		Chicago	043  0511  0118
G642 Gralis Marceline		Bo	W	24	RSA Pr Wr	Il
	enumerated with Kalms Frankocisk		H	W

Cook		Chicago 	076  0985  0160
G642 Grelis	Marg			SiL	W	18	Ireland	Ill
	enumerated with Connell John		H	W

Cook		Chicago	073  0965  0109
G642 Grellish Mary		ML		45	Ireland	Ill
	enumerated with Iyrel John			H	W

Cook		Chicago	094  1286  0313
G642	Gralis Michaell J.	H	W	35	Ireland	Ill
		Anna J.			W	30	Ireland
		Anna V			D	04	Illinois
		Michael B.		S	NR	Illinois

Cook		Chicago	073  0960  0225
G642 Grealish Stephen		H	W	60	Ireland	Ill
		Mary 			W	60	Illinois
		Martin			S	32	Illinois
		Joseph			S	20  	Illinois

Cook		Chicago	073  0957  0026
G642 Graelis Thomas		H	W	26	Ireland	Ill
		Nellie			W	22	Ireland
		Walter J.		S	NR	Illinois
		Austin			B	23	Ireland


Cook		Chicago	073  0965  0109
G642 Grealish Thomas		FL	W	31	Ireland	Ill
	enumerated with Iyrel John	H	W
	

Cook		Chicago	052  0622  NR00
G642 Grealish Thomas 		NR	W	29	Mass
	enumerated with Rosenidessle Paul	H	W
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Selected Illinois Death Records
Researched by Donald Gradeless

Name                        Cert     Death       County  City
-------------------- ---    -------  ----------  ------- ---------
Grayless  Eliza Jane F W    0080040  1933-03-02  Carroll Savanna
Grayless  James      M W    6025456  1926-09-03  Cook    Chicago
Grayless  Robert     M W    0520287  1926-07-24  Lee     Dixon Twp

Grealich  James      M W    6024982  1917-08-12  Cook    Chicago
Grealis   Alfred     M W    6025748  1926-08-07  Cook    Chicago
Grealis   Annie      F W    6005298  1934-02-22  Cook    Chicago
Grealis   J Mary     F W    6025743  1930-09-04  Cook    Chicago
Grealish  Coleman    M W    6025928  1934-09-15  Cook    Chicago
Grealish  John       M W    6026888  1928-09-10  Cook    Chicago
Grealish  John       M W    6002450  1929-01-18  Cook    Chicago
Grealish  Stephen    M W    6001435  1921-01-17  Cook    Chidago

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Gradeless/Grayless Death Records 
from the Social Security Department 1962-1990
Researched by Donald Gradeless
      St:  State  
   St Rg:  State Registered  
Zip Paid:  Death Benefit paid at zip other than lived.
                                                                 St  Zip    Zip
St  Soc Sec Nr.  Surname   Given     Born          Age  Died     Rg  Lived  Paid
--  -----------  --------  -------   ------------  --- --------  --  -----  -----
CA  565-44-5929  Grayless  Dagny     Feb 28, 1899  71  Jan 1971  CA  90805  
CA  551-07-9324  Grayless  Clyde     Mar 17, 1900  67  Sep 1967  CA  90005
CA  567-03-3140  Grayless  Opal      Oct 29, 1901  77  Apr 1979  CA  90005  90301

IL  355-07-9340  Grayless  Gertrude  Sep 14, 1883  90  Jun 1974  IL  61074
IL  328-16-7103  Grayless  Howard    Sep  5, 1885  85  Sep 1971  MO  64050
IL  333-18-7631  Grayless  Richard   May 16, 1920  69  Mar 9, 1990   78842
IL  356-28-0239  Grayless  Cecil     Apr 13, 1938  42  Sep 1980      47842

IN  306-70-9196  Gradeless Fannie    Nov 18, 1886  88  May 1975  IN  46787
IN  305-70-0930  Grayless  Allie     Feb 20, 1888  88  Aug 1976  IN  47874
IN  306-14-3031  Grayless  Harvey    Mar 15, 1888  81  Nov 1969  IN  47842
IN  316-05-7123  Gradeless Ruth      Jul 19, 1889  82  Feb 1972  IN  46628
IN  306-12-4796  Grayless  William   Mar  9, 1890  85  Aug 1975  IN  47805
IN  305-24-4233  Grayless  Elva      May 31, 1890  75  May 1966  IN  47842
IN  314-01-3105  Grayless  Alexander May 18, 1896  70  Dec 1966  IN  47804
IN  314-54-4445  Grayless  Bertha    Feb 13, 1897  92  Jan 1990      47804
IN  314-05-6971  Grayless  Clyde     Mar  4, 1899  66  May 1965  IN
IN  316-30-0299  Gradeless Florence  Feb 24, 1900  83  Dec 1983  IN  46725
IN  304-20-0218  Gradeless Walter    Nov 17, 1901  74  Aug 1976  IN  46562
IN  307-05-4403  Grayless  Chancey   Mar  6, 1945  69  Jan 1975  IN  47803
IN  305-18-1555  Grayless  Winona    Feb 15, 1907  60  Nov 1967  IN  47807
IN  306-05-0743  Grayless  Byron     Jul  1, 1907  65  Jun 1973  IN  46805
IN  312-07-0682  Gradeless Thorrald  May  3, 1909  55  Oct 1964  
IN  309-16-4042  Gradeless Olive     May  7, 1909  80  Feb 24, 1990  46701
IN  306-05-9229  Grayless  Arthur    Sep  2, 1910  58  Jul 1969  
IN  307-05-1115  Grayless  Gilbert   Jul 17, 1914  33  Jan 1948  
IN  314-24-5514  Grayless  William   Nov 23, 1926  60  May 1987  IN  47807
IN  305-24-2750  Grayless  Orville   May  7, 1927  56  Oct 1983      47803
IN  308-28-1974  Grayless  Edward    Dec 16, 1928  35  Jul 1964  IN  47804
IN  309-30-3800  Grayless  Nelson    Nov 22, 1930  52  Apr 1983  IN  47807
IN  306-32-2304  Grayless  Anna      Jun  3, 1933  52  Jun 1986  IN  47802
IN  311-34-3385  Grayless  Wesley    Dec 25, 1934  55  Aug 2, 1990   47804
IN  313-48-8019  Grayless  Terry     Jun 16, 1944  26  Dec 1970  
IN  306-18-8836  Grayless  Cecil     March   1945  15  Jun 1960  

MO  487-68-8113  Grayless  Myrtle    Apr 15, 1895  87  Jun 1982  MO  64050

NC  246-14-6399  Gradeless Cecil     Dec 14, 1899  69  Jun 1969  VA  23518
NC  246-13-4387  Gradeless David     Jan  4, 1961  23  Jul 1984  

NJ  150-09-9021  Grayless  Mable     Feb  1, 1911  79  Mar 10, 1990  46818

TX  456-16-7396  Grayless  Wright    Nov 23, 1880  94  Jun 1975  TX  77327
TX  449-86-8088  Grayless  Mary      Apr 14, 1892  87  Feb 1980  TX  77469
TX  463-27-0284  Grayless  Beatrice  Oct  2, 1909  78  Mar 1988      77469
TX  464-10-9575  Grayless  Clyde     Feb 19, 1912  58  Oct 1970           

VA  231-40-1107  Gradeless Velma     Jan 25, 1906  74  Jan 1981  VA  23507
VA  225-07-8912  Gradeless Robert    Mar 10, 1908  76  Jul 1984  NC  27810
VA  230-22-4427  Gradeless George    Apr 11, 1929  50  Feb 1980           
VA  224-38-5389  Gradeless William   Oct 17, 1935  35  Nov 1970  

WA  532-18-8466  Grayless  Delino    Jan  2, 1907  47  Dec 1954            


Gradeless / Grayless Data Entered into Computer 1992 Parke County Indiana Deed Record D Parke County Indiana Page 295 February 25, 1827 Nathan Grayless of Parke Co. Indiana mortgage to Thomas McNeal of Same county. Deed Book 1 - Park County Indiana Pages 302-304 September 13, 1832 Alexander Grayless of Parke Co. Indiana (Florida Twp) mortgage to Moses Hendry of same place Deed Record 2 Park County Indiana Page 355 August 3, 1835 Martha Hendery of Parke Co. Indiana (Florida Township) to Alexander Grayless of same place --------------- Indiana Marriages Grayless, Darrill Cooper, Elizabeth Clay 07-29-1961 Grayless, Larry W. Bland, Linda L. Vigo 09-02-1962 Grayless, Norman E. Norris, Cheryl A. Allen 12-26-1964 Grayless,Terry G. Weber, Patricia L. Noble 03-14-1964 Grayless, Chester Grayless, Betty M. Parke 05-22-1965 Bland, Billy J . Grayless, Betty J. Vigo 10-18-1958 Gradeless, Dortha Cooper, Robert E. Whitley 08-05-1960 Grayless, Mildred Marina, Frederich Vigo 11-11-1960 Gradeless, Marie T. Reindehl, Bill L. DeKalb 11-18-1961 Grayless, Sharon R. Hopkins, George W. Jay 09-09-1961 Gradeless, Donna M. Jackson, DeWayne E. Allen 01-25-1964 Grayless, Naomi M. Fannen, John L. Putnam 09-14-1964 Greayless, Betty M. Grayless, Chester Parke 05-22-1965 Grayless, Jeanine Church, Russell L. Vigo 11-06-1965 --------------- Older Census Indexes 1803 Ohio Grayless, Matthew Washington Co Newton Twp 1820 Ohio Berry Alexander Delaware 124 Big Rock Berry Alexander Delaware 124 Big Rock Grayliss, Nathan Delaware 124 Big Rock Gridless, Nathaniel Ross 313 Buckskin Gridless, William Ross 313 Buckskin Graddless, Matthew Fayette 014 Jefferson 1830 IN Grayless, Mathew Park 101 1830 Ohio Berry, Alexander Marion 150 Marion Berry, Alexander Marion 150 Marion Grayless, William Marion 148 Marion Goodley, Nathaniel Fayette 327 Wayne Goodley, William Fayette 327 Wayne 1840 MD Grayless, Margaret Baltimore 246 Baltimore 1840 Ohio Berry, Matilda Marion 88 Marion Gradeless, William Marion 88 Marion 1840-IN Gradeless, Milo Whitley 459 Gradeless, Nathaniel Whitley 459 Graydless, Alexander Park Greyless, William Allen 100 1850-IN Gradeless Milo Whitley 234 Gradeless, Nathaniel Whitley 232 1820 Ohio Matthew Graddles Fayette 1111-11111 3 Lemon Waugh, Ross 21--1-11-1- 3 Moses Hopkins, Ross 12--1-3221- 3 Joseph Waugh, Ross -111-1311-1 2 Nathl Gridless, Ross 2---1-1-1-- 1 William Gridless, Ross 1---1-3--1- 1 George Mort, Ross -1-1--1-1-- 1 1830 Mathew Grayless, Park 200 M 15-20 1 M 50-60 1 F 15-20 1 F 50-60 1
Maryland Eastern Shore Newspaper Abstracts Volumes 1-8, 1790-1835 F. Edward Wright. RST Republican Star: Talbot County Free Library, Wisconsin Historical Society and Maryland Hall of Records (Microfilm): RSM Republican Star: Maryland Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society and Maryland Hall of Records (Microfilm): CCL Cambridge Chronicle: Library of Congress. 413 RST Republican Star, August 11, 1812: Extra Battalion, Caroline Co -- James Ritch, Capt; Nathan Grayless, Ensign; 54 RST Republican Star, November 30, 1813: James Grayless will collect taxes for Caroline Co. 307 RSM Republican Star, April 7, 1818: Letters remaining at Post Office, Easton: William Grayless 96 EGT Easton Gazetter, November 29, 1819: William Grayless of Talbot, insolvent debtor. 313 EGT Easton Gazetter, March 6, 1824: Died at Easton Point on Thursday night last, Mrs. Grayless consort of William Grayless. 376 RSM Republic Star, March 23, 1819: James Greyless, near Denton, offers reward for negro boy James Dean, about 18, bound for a number of years. 543 RSM Republic Star, July 2, 1822: Letter remaining at Post Office, Easton: Charles Grayless. 470 EGT Easton Gazette, January 6, 1827: List of letters at Post Office, Easton, January 1, 1827: William Grayless. 465, May 29, 1832: Married Tuesday evening last by Rev. Storks, William Grayless to Miss Rachel Buckley, all of this town. 226 CCL Cambridge Chronicle (Library of Congress) April 14, 1832: Cambridge Temperance Society, Members: Chas. Grayless. 248 CCL Cambridge Chronicle (Library of Congress) October 12, 1833: Letters remaining at Post Office, Cambridge: Charles Grayless. 285 CCL Cambridge Chronicle (Library of Congress) May 24, 1834: Talbot County Constable's Sale - writ issued by James Houston, John G. Abbott and John Newton, Esqs, at suit of Arthur Bell, Bell & Green, Thomas J. Mackey, Alexander Graham, Lecompte & Winterbottom, against Charles Grayless; Property will be sold at public sale subject to a bill of sale held by Captain Shadrach Mitchell - Francis Price, Constable. 292 CCL Cambridge Chronicle (Library of Congress) October 4, 1834: James Houston will rent (1) Dr. Rich's house at the Cross Roads / (2) house where Mr. Grayless lived on Race Street; (3) Several lots near Puncheon Bridge. --------------- 1920 Illinois Soundex From Donald E. Gradeless Grealis, Anthony 85-1585-5-62 W 37 Ireland Na Cook Chicago N. Campbell Ave 4136 Grealis, Bedelia W 37 Ireland NR Grealis, Geraldine NR 10 Illinois Grealis, Anthony NR 8 Illinois Grayless, Eliza J. 12-14-10-32 W 71 Illinois Carroll Savann Chestnut Park Grayless, James GS 19 Illinois Stakemiller, Harold GS 14 Illinois Grayless, Evaline GD 3-10/12 Illinois Anderson, Earl Bo 19 Missouri Grayless, Evaline 12-14-10-35 W 3-10/12 Illinois Caroll Savanna Chestnut Park Enumerated with Eliza J. Grayless. Relationship: Granddaughter Grayliss, Gertude 12-12-16-66 W 30 Illinois Carroll Savanna Main Enumerated with Warner P. Squires. Relationship: Servant. Grayless, Howard 12-12-9-88 W 34 Illinois Carroll Savanna Madison Street 408 Grayless, Myrtle W 24 Missouri Grealis, John 41-442-8-43 W 41 Ireland Na Chicago South Park Ave 7052 Grealis, Anna W 42 Ireland Na Grealis, John 80-1374-5-65 W 39 Ireland Cook Chicago Clifton Avenue 2103 Grealis, Barbara W 40 Ireland Grealis, John Jr. S 20 Illinois Grealis, William D 18 Illinois Grealis, Barbara D 12 Illinois Grealis, Mamie A. 72-1060-10-65 W 29 Ireland Al Cook Chicago E. Ontario 212 Murray, Dellia Si 48 Ireland Pennce, Margo DL 28 Ireland Robinson, Georgie DL 38 Minnesota Grayless, Minnie 92-1430-3-18 W 40 Illinois Cook Chicago Early Avenue 1337 Enumerated with Wm. A. McWilliams. Relationship: Sister in Law. Grayless, Paul 92-1430-3-17 W 11 Illinois Cook Chicago Early Avenue 1337 Enumerated with Wm. A. McWilliams. Relationship: Nephew in Law. Caroll County: Grayless, Gerde D W 24 Illinois 8-10-243 Enumerated with Elisa Graycless Caroll County: Grayless, Howard S W 22 Illinois Enumerated with Elisa Graycless _______________________________ CENSUS SEARCH FOR EARLY CENSUS RECORDS Microfiche at LDS Family Research Center Greenfield, Wisconsin by Donald E. Gradeless 1743 PA Grayligh, Frans Philadelphia Co. Philadelphia 1778 MD Grayless, Jessee Caroline Co Choptank Hundred 1778 MD Grayless, Taylor Caroline Co No Twp Listed 1778 MD Grayless, Elijah Caroline Co No Twp Listed 1778 MD Graylish, Francis Washington Co. No Twp Listed 1790 MD Grayless, Jesse Caroline Co. 37 05 00 01 00 00 1790 MD Grayland, Moses Baltimore Co. 30 01 03 03 00 00 1790 SC Gradeliss, John Beaufort Co. 017 No Twp Listed 1790 SC Gradless, John Dorchester Co. 037 01 03 01 00 00 1800 DEL Gradley, Widow New Castle Co. 241 13000-11020-10 1800 MD Grayleas, James Caroline Co. 10 11110-01110-00 1800 MD Grayless, Matthew Caroline Co 10 00100-01000-00 1800 MD Grayliss, Trephina Caroline Co 10 10010-00101-00 1800 NC Gradless, John Beaufort Co. 8 31010-01010-00 1800 PA Graynill, John Washington Co. 780 11110-02010-00 1800 SC Gradless, John Charlestown Co. 50 01102-20002-00 1803 OH Grayless, Matthew Washington Co. Newton Twp 1810 MD Gradle, John Baltimore Co. 296 Baltimore City Ward 1 1810 MD Grayless, James Caroline Co. 443 No Twp Listed 1810 MD Grayless, Nathan Caroline Co. 465 No Twp Listed 1810 NC Gradelep, John Beaufort Co. 019 No Twp Listed 1810 NY Grayley, Matthias New York Co. 085 10010-00010 1810 SC Gradley, John Georgetown Dist. 209 No Twp Listed 1840 LA Grayless, Nathanial E. Baton Rouge P. 086 3rd & 4th Ward 1840 MD Grayless, Margaret Baltimore Co. 246 5th Ward 1840 ME Graylas, William Washington Co. 121 Addison 1840 OH Graylain, John Fayette Co. 005 Union Twp. 1850 IN Graydlis, Alexander Parke Co. 295 85th District 1850 IN Grayless, William Allen Co. 160 Lake Twp 1850 TX Grayless, N. Montgomery Co. 031 No Twp Listed _____________________________________ Illinois Death Index by Name January 1916 Thru December 1938 Microfiche at LDS Family Research Center Greenfield, Wisconsin by Donald E. Gradeless Grayland Margaret F/W Unk 6005764 1936-02-24 Cook Chicago 36-02-25 Graylane Sarah Louise F/W Y-89 0003124 1936-01-26 Montgomery Coffeen ---- Grayless Eliza Jane F/W UNK 0080040 1933-03-02 Carroll Savanna 33-03-03 Grayless James M/W UNK 6025456 1926-09-03 Cook Chicago 26-09-04 Grayless Robert M/W UNK 0520287 1926-07-24 Lee Dixon Twp 26-07-26 Grealich James M/W UNK 6024982 1917-08-07 Cook Chicago 17-08-15 Grealis Alfred M/W UNK 6025748 1926-08-07 Cook Chicago 26-08-09 Grealis Annie F/W UNK 6005298 1934-02-22 Cook Chicago 34-02-23 Grealis J Mary F/W UNK 6025743 1930-09-04 Cook Chicago 34-09-19 Grealish Coleman M/W UNK 6025928 1934-09-15 Cook Chicago 34-09-19 Grealish John M/W UNK 6026888 1928-09-10 Cook Chicago 28-09-11 Grealish John M/W UNK 6002450 1929-01-18 Cook Chicago 29-01-21 Grealish Stephen M/W UNK 6001435 1921-01-17 Cook Chiago 21-01-18 Grealist Stephen M/W UNK 6001435 1921-01-17 Cook Chiago 21-01-18 ____________________ From Cheryl A. Norris Grayless, 9622 Hosler Road, Leo, IN 46765: From old page found in Bible: Family Record Lewis, Hammond was born May the 20th 1785 in Virginia Nancy Buffington, Wife of Lewis Hammond was born September the 14th 1790 in Edgfield S.C. Francis Sweet was born July the 28th 1806 in Washington Co Tennesee Abigill Hammond Daughter of Lewis and Nancy Hammond and wife of Francis Sweet was born May the 27th 1810 in Abivill S.C. Francis Sweet and Abigill Hammond was married December the 13th 1827 in Miama Co. O Abigill Hammond Sweet died August the 13th 1865 in Allen Co Indiana Francis Sweet died March the 25th 1886 in Whitley Co Indiana Births Charles W. Grayless was born March the 17th 1818 in Ross Co Ohio Nancy Sweet Daughter of Francis and Abigill Sweet and wife of Charles Grayless was born March the 8th 1830 in Miama Co Ohio The children of Charles and Nancy Grayless is as follos Sarah J. Grayless was born Feb. the 5th 1853 in Allen Co Ind Leander Grayless was born Feb the 25th 1855 in Jefferson Co Iowa Mary E. Grayless was born march the 1th 1856 in David Co Misoura Cyntha R. Grayless was born April the 5th 1858 in Dalas Co Texas Frank W. Grayless was born January the 27th 1861 in Allen Co Ind Linnie May Grayless was born April the 29th 1863 in Allen Co Ind Charles L. Grayless was born August the 25th 1869 in Whitley Co Ind Emma E. Grayless was born March the 29th 1868 in Allen Co Ind Josephine L. Grayless was born June the 21th 1872 in Allen Co Ind Josiah L. Grayless was born June the 21th 1872 in Allen Co Ind ____________________ Newspaper clipping from Cheryl A. Norris Grayless, 9622 Hosler Road, Leo, IN 46765:


Evelyn J. Swartz

Death of Francis Sweet
Yesterday morning occurred the death of Francis Sweet, one of the pioneer citizens of Northern Indiana, at Columbia City, and formerly resident in this city and county.

          The deceased was born near Jonesboro, Washington county, East Tennessee July 26, 1806. He was a descendant of a Massachusetts family, who were exiled from Salem about 1680 on account of their being Quakers. His ancestors settled on the Island of Nantucket, where they followed whaling, which was almost the universal occupation of the inhabitants of Nantucket. His grandparents immigrated from Nantucket to Guilford county, North Carolina, in the year 1771, where the resided until after the revolutionary war. The battle of Guilford court house was partially fought on his grandfather's farm. From North Carolina the family moved to Washington County, Tennessee.

          Mr. Sweet was brought in early childhood to Miami county, Ohio, near Troy, where he grew up to manhood. He was married December 12, 1827 to Miss Abigail Hammond, a native of South Carolina, who died August 13, 1865. To them were born a family of ten children, six of whom survive him as follows: Rev. S. S. Sweet, of Macon, Georgia, S. B. Sweet, of this city, Joshua Sweet, who resides on a farm near Avilla, Mrs. Nancy Grayless, residing near Arcola, Mrs. Malinda Upp, of Edgerton, Ohio, and Mrs. Rhoda Sunderland of this city.

          In May 1836, Mr. Sweet brought his young family to Indiana, and settled on a farm in Lake township, then an unbroken wilderness, this county. He remained on his farm but a few months, when he removed to Fort Wayne and engaged in his trade, that of carpenter and builder. many of the early buildings of this city were of his construction. In the fall of 1844 he again resumed his residence on his farm in lake township, where he remained until the death of his wife. In 1857 he married Mrs.. Hannah Peabody, and thereafter resided in the village of Arcola until about 6 months previous to his death, when he removed to Columbia City.

          He was made a Mason of Wayne Lodge No 28 F. & A.M. in the year 1842, and was a worthy and honored member thereof. He served twenty-four years as Justice of the peace. He was an earnest and consistent member of the M. E. church for more than forty years, and in politics was a staunch Republican. for many years he was a valued subscriber and patron of this paper.

          The funeral will be at Lake chapel, Lake township, Allen county, Indiana, Thursday, March 27, at 2 o'clock p.m.
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Newspaper clipping from Cheryl A. Norris Grayless, 9622 Hosler Road, Leo, IN 46765:

MRS. NANCY GRAYLESS DEAD
PROMINENT PIONEER WOMAN DIES AT ADVANCE AGE.
Was a Sister of Sam B. Sweet

          Mrs. Nancy Grayless, wife of Charles Grayless, and a pioneer resident of Allen county, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arnold Lee, No. 1 Elm street. Mrs. Grayless had been in poor health for some years and her death was due to bronchitis, complicated with other troubles.

          The deceased was 72 years of age and came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Sweet, to Allen county from Ohio in 1836. She was united in marriage in 1845 to Charles Grayless, who survives, and for some months the aged couple have been making their home with their children. For many years the family resided in Lake township and were widely known and highly esteemed.

          the children are Mrs. Sadie Budd of Mrs. Lena Carey of Spearsville, ind.; Frank Grayless of Battle creek, Mich.; Mrs. Ellen Richardson, of Arcola; Mrs. Emma Lee, Mrs. Cynthia Klinger and Joseph Grayless, of this city. Oliver Grayless of Coesse, George Grayless, of Churubusco, and Mrs. Urilla Shaw, of Hayes Center, Neb., are step-children. Mrs. Grayless also leaves who brothers, Sam. B. Sweet, of Indianapolis; Joshua Sweet, of Albion, and a sister, Mrs.. Joseph Sunderland, residing north of Fort Wayne.

          Mrs. Grayless had been for many years a devoted member of the M. E. church at Lake Chapel and the funeral services will be held there, probably on Thursday.
_________________________

Newspaper clipping from Cheryl A. Norris Grayless, 9622 Hosler Road, Leo, IN 46765:

B. H. Grayless Dead at 65

          Services for Byron H. Grayless, 65, former president of the New Haven Town Board, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New haven. He died at 9:40 a.m. yesterday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.

          A Fort Wayne native, he was a consultant in the advanced planning engineering department of International Harvester Co. before retiring in 1972 after 47 years' service.

          He lived in New Haven 34 years and in Fort Wayne since 1963. He had resided at 4230 Wedgewood Drive. He served 28 years on the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department.

          Surviving are his wife, Jeannette; two sons, Richard and Norman, both of New Haven; a daughter Mrs. Donald Vinson, Fort Wayne, and his stepmother Mrs. Margaret Grayless, Lakeland, Fla.

          Calling will be at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are gift to the North Highland Church of Christ Building Fund.
['Cancer'--Brother Arthur Grayless also died of Cancer.]




Funeral Card  from Cheryl A. Norris Grayless, 9622 Hosler Road, Leo, IN 46765:

In Memory of 
Byron H. Grayless
Born July 1, 1907
Died 
June 22, 1973
aged
65 yrs. 11 mo.. 21 days
Funeral Services
2:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, 1973
at the Funeral Home
Clergymen Officiating
Rev. Robert Yawberg
Rev. Mark Smith
Final Resting Place
I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven
Funeral conducted by
E. Harper & Son Funeral Home
New Haven, Indiana
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From Jane Gradeless Phillips, 1603 West Road, Kinston, NC 28501

Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1690-1760, Grimes, Page 78:
COLLINS, URIAH,					Hyde County.
January 3, 1751-1752.  March Court, 1752.
Son:  Henry ("house and plantation")
Daughters:  Elizabeth Collins and Hannah Collins.
Executor and Guardian of Children:  Timothy Gradless.
Witnesses:  Joel Bartre, Richard Wood.
Clerk of the Court:  Francis Egleton.  Courthouse in Woodstock town.
-----------------------------------------

1800 South Carolina Census:		ABCDE-ABCDE-SO
	Gradless, John		01102-20002-00
					A	Under 10
					B	10-16
					C	16-26
					D	26-45
					E	45+

1810 South Carolina			Gradley, John, Georgetown Co., Page 209.
					A-B-C-D-E  A-B-C-D-E
					0-0-1-0-0  1-0-1-0-0  0-3

1820 South Carolina			Gradless, Lydia, Georgetown Co., Page 65.
					A-B-C-D-E  A-B-C-D-E
					01-1-2-0-0 1-3-1-2-0 0-0

1830 South Carolina			None found.

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Testimony Proceeding of Maryland, pages 1739-1746:

Page 414:  Records of Dorchester County, 1743, Timothy Graylis.  bond in 
	common form by Owen Graylis Executor with Henry Wheeler & 
	Obadiah Dawson of Dorchester Co., his Surety in two hundred
	 pounds short dated 13th July 1743.

Page 486:  Records of Dorchester County, May Court 1744, 
	Owen Graylis, executor of Timothy Graylis to July.

Dorchester County Returns, October 29, 1744:  Timothy Graylis, 
	his assets July and Debts included £6-19-6½ left.  Despondent Debts.
---------------

Wills:	Grayles, Timothy, 1743 Dorchester, Lib 23, Folio 183.
---------------

Grayles, Owen	Dorchester	1743, 1744	Liber 31, Folio 414, 486, 537
---------------

Estate Index:	Grayless, Timothy, 1744, Dorchester-Caroline, Box 2 Folder 52
---------------

The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War by S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright.

	Page 156:	Grayless, Jesse
			Grayless, William
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Heirs and Legatees of Caroline County by Irma Harper, 1989:

Page 9:	1785 June Court, A-172 Levin Caulk
		Michael Todd, Sexton's Land
		Jesse Grayless, 47 years
		Michael Todd, 52 years
		Betchim Causey, 45 years

Page 14:	1790 October County, A-324 Chance's Desire
		Jessey Grayless, 52 years, mentions William Rich

Page 24:	New commissioners of the Court, 1806:  James Grayless.

Page 24:	New commissioners of the Court, 1808:  James Grayless.

Page 28:	Levin Johnson died 1-Sept-1808 leaving children:

		Margaret married  Eli Connelly
		Charlotte married Nathan Grayless
		Possesses of Johnson's Delight, Johnson's Entrance, & Hardship

---------------------------
Caroline County Marriages:

Grayless, Charles married Margarett Lucas	June 23, 1823
	Caroline License Book 1797-1815

Greyless, Jesse married Sarah Andrew		May 3, 1790
	Caroline License Book 1774-1792

Grayless, Nathan married Charlott Johnson	September 24 1811
	Caroline License Book 1797-1815

Grayless, Nathan married Sarah Lecompte	July 4, 1815
	Caroline License Book 1797-1815

GRAYLEY, William married Elizabeth Hughey 	16 Dec 1812
	Caroline License Book 1797-1815


History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-6, Volume 1 Volume 367, Page 351 NINTH REGIMENT INFANTRY COMPANY I. 351 COMPANY L Name Graley, Robert rank Private. Enlistment June 30, 1863 Muster out Nov. 24, 1864 Remarks Taken prisoner, October 18, 1863, Charlestown, Va.
1993 Research on Grayless Family  -- Page  -- Printed  Gradeless / Grayless Data Entered into Computer 1993 1831 West Baton Rouge Marriages, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana: 1831 Grayless, Alexander Herrist, Barbara 1831 Grayless, Nathanial Tousineau, Marie G 1850 Indiana Census Graddus George W RE Jeff 343 Graydless Alexander Park 590 1850 Maryland Census, Talbot County 46 46 Grayless, Rachel Aged 43 born Maryland 1850 Ohio Graffis, Abraham Fairfield Co, Rush Creek Twp 416 Graffis, Abraham Fairfield Co, Rush Creek Twp 416 Graffis, Catherine Hocking Co, Falls Twp 90 Graffis, Catherine Hocking Co, Marion Twp 828 Graffus, Jackson Pickaway Co, Harrison Twp. 102 Graffus, Mcelvam Pickaway Co. Harrison Twp. 99 Graffus, Minor Pickaway Co, Harrison Twp. 108 Graised, George Marion Co, Claridon Greacis, Minerva Perry Co, Thorn Twp Grelless, Salisbury Mahoning County, Berlin Twp, 536 1850 Ohio Mahoning County, Berlin Twp Page 536 20 Sept 1850 1227 1227 Salisbury, Grelless 40 M Farmer 1015 Md Ann Grelless 30 F PA Nathan 15 M Ohio Uria 9 M Ohio Hannah 7 F Ohio Louisa 7 F Ohio Nancy 4 F Ohio Parke County, Indiana, 1851 Tax List Florida Township: Alexander Grayless 1860 Ohio Census, Portage County, Deerfield Twp. 8 June 1860 206 199 S. Graluss 45 M Farmer 2500 500 Ma Ann Graluss 41 F " Uriah 18 M O 1 Louisa 16 F O 1 Hannah 16 F O 1 Nancy 13 F O 1 A. H. Wilcox 47 M 8000 1200 Mass 207 200 Adeline Graluss 42 F George 19 M Laborer 125 Ohio Jas. 16 M Laborer Ohio William 14 M Ohio Charles 12 M Ohio Cornelius 8 M Ohio Sarah 9 F Ohio Jane 4 F Ohio Daniel 21 M 400 Ohio 7 June 1860 171 165 Jas. Diver farmer 8000 2000 Ohio Lucinda Ohio Edwin Ohio Ella Ohio Gertrude Ohio John Ohio Nathan Gralis 24 M Laborer 1300 PA Harriet 19 F Ohio [State entered as Mass in 1860 is Maryland in 1850, 1880, 1900 Census records for same people. I believe the Census taker did not know the correct abbreviation for Maryland. DEG] 1870 Census Vermillion Co., Indiana 178 Wiltermood, Thomas. J. 28 Farmer IN Wiltermood, Lydia A. 22 OH [Lydia Ann Grayless] Wiltermood, Calvin A., 3 IN Wiltermood, Rosella 2 IN Wiltermood, Infant (f) 4/12 IN 266 Wiltermood, Jno. H. 41 Farmer IN Wiltermood, Lucinda 25 OH [Lucinda Wooden] Wiltermood, Wm., 3 IL Wiltermood, Edward 1 IN Grayless, William 69 Farmer OH John Grayless 20 Laborer, IL 1878 History of Carroll County Illinois, Page 429:: Grayless, James, Laborer; Savanna. 1880 Illinois, Carroll Co, Savanna Township, 18 June 1880: 3-19-22-39 8 9 Grayless James W M 49 Showman OH Grayless, Eliza W F 31 Wife Keeping House IL NJ NJ Grayless, Stella W F 13 Dau At Home 1 IL OH IL Grayless, Vilroy W M 12 Son 1 IL OH IL Grayless, Nora W F 9 Dau 1 IL OH IL Grayless, Effie W F 5 Dau IL OH IL Grayless, Norton W M 3 Son IL OH IL Grayless, Lavetta W F 5/12 Dau IL OH IL 1880 Soundex Illinois Graylish, Stephen W M 35 Ireland Cook Chicago City Chicago East Indiana 72 Graylish, Mary W 35 Ireland Graylish, Mary D 12 Ireland Graylish, Coleman S 10 Ireland Graylish, Patrick S 7 Ireland Graylish, Martin S 3 Illinois Graylish, Ann D 1 Illinois 1880 Ohio Mahoning County, Ohio Grayless, Uriah Berlin 050c Graylis, Salsberry Berlin 050c Portage County Grayless, Nathan Palmyra 309a Stark County Grayless, Solsberry Marlboro 137c 1880 Mahong County, Ohio household 33 familyu 33 Grayless, Uriah W M 38 Workman Potter M Sick Oh Md Pa Grayless, Pronsilla W F 28 Wife Keeping house M Oh Pa Pa Grayless, Laura W F 8 Dau at School S at School Oh Oh Oh Grayless, Salsberry W M 69 Grandfather M Md Md Md Grayless, Anne W F 64 Wife Keeping house M Pa Pa Pa 1880 Portage County, Ohio Nathan Grayless Palmyra 309a (microfilm too faint to read) must write to National Archives for actual copy. 1880 Stark County, Ohio Household 66 Family 69 Woods, Joseph W M 30 Farmer Oh Oh Oh Woods, Nancy W F 32 Wife Keeping House I Oh Oh Oh Maimed/Crippled/Bedriden Woods, Nellie M W F 9 Dau Oh Oh Oh Attended School Grayless, Salsberry W M 68 Father-in-Law Retired Farmer Oh Oh Oh Grayless, Ann W F 62 Mother-in-Law Keephouse Oh Oh Oh Cannot write Memorial Card In Loving Remembrance of James Grayless, Died, Jan. 21, 1892 Age 60 yrs., 10 mos., 7 days. A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God, in His wisdom, has recalled The boon His love had given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in Heaven. [Birth date computes to March 14, 1831] From Clifford Nordwell Memorial Card: HARTSON MYERS Died Aged July 31, 1898 63 Years Dearest father thou hast left us, we they loss most deeply feel; But 'tis God who hath bereft, us. He can all our sorrows head. O silent grave to thee we trust This precious part of Earthly dust; Guard it safe O sacred tomb, Till we, his children, ask for room. From Clifford Nordwell No. 2 Certificate of Baptism and Confirmation. This is to certify, that on the 17th day of May 1899, I administered the ordinance of Baptism to Vilroy Grayless, at Savanna, County of Carroll State of Illinois. Said brother was born June 17th, 1868, at Savanna, County of Carroll, Illinois. Given May 18, 1899 Frank A. Russell, Elder of the Reorganized Church of J. C. of L. D. S. ----------- The said brother was confirmed a member of the church May 17th, 1899, at Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois under the hands of Elder J.W.Adams and F.A.Russell. Given May 18, 1899. Frank A. Russell, Elder of the Reorganized church of J. C. of L. D. S. From Clifford Nordwell _________________________ 1900 Illinois Census Carroll County, Savanna,110 Fourth St, 2nd June 1900 Savanna City 7-22-3-88 65 85 Grayless Norton Head W M Feb 1877 23 M 1 Illinois --- New York Clerk Grocery Y Y Y R H Grayless Minnie Wife W F Nov 1879 20 M 1 0-0 Illinois Germany Germany Y Y Y 1900 Illinois Census Carroll County, Savanna Township, 18 June 1900 30- 30 Gruless, Luisa, Head, Widow, Female, Dec 1849, aged 50, Widowed, married 34 years, 10-children born, 9 living, born IL, father born NJ, mother born NJ, occupation Farmer, Y Y Y Owner Free farm 26 Gruless, William Son W M Jun 1868 31 S IL OH IL Teamster Y Y Y Gruless, Gurdy Dau W F Jan 1881 19 S IL OH IL Y Y Y Gruless, Howard Son W M Sep 1884 14 S IL OH IL at school Y Y Y Gruless, Lewis? Son W M Feb 1889 11 S IL OH IL at school Y Y Y 1900 Illinois, Washington Co., 15-130-10-5 232 233 Owns Property, Free, House Gryless, Elizabeth Head W F June 1846 53 Na 6-3 VA VA VA Gryless, Edger C. Son W M Oct. 1870 29 S IL KY VA Gryless, Marry E. Dau W F Oct. 1885 14 S IL KY VA Offil, William A. Boarder W M Ma 1871 29 M 0 IL KY TN Offil, Prudence C. Boarder W F Dec 1871 28 M 0 0 0 IL Prussia IL Read Write Speak English X X X Boarders X X X Bookkeeper X X X At School X X X Druggist _________________________
Letter to Eliza Jane (Meyers) Grayless
Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois
Strawberry Ore.
Nov 15, 1907
Dear Aunt Eliza Gerrillas
I got a letter from Papa he said you wanted me to write to you. I hope this will find you all well this leaves me and my family well. I am now a mother of 7 children. I have 2 daughters married. The oldest girls name is Minnie May Morgan she had 4 children. The second ones name is Micheal Catherine after mama she has 2 children her mans name is Cenias [can't make out the spelling] Barnes. I written to you once before and my letter came back to me so I though I should try it again. It is getting cold and frosty now of night.

          Oregon is a real nice place to live the country is just newly settled. I would like to have you tell me all about all of the relation that you can. It will do me so much good to get a letter from you. I hope this letter reaches you. From your Loving Niece Eliza J Musgrave

From Clifford Nordwell

Savanna Journal Times 1908:
Switchman N. J.
Grayless Killed
----------
Ground to Death in the Burlington
Yards While performing His Duties.
----------
WAS POPULAR R. R. MAN
----------
The Wife and Two Young Sons
are Left to Mourn His
Tragic Death.
----------

          Norton J. Grayless was instantly killed while performing his duties as switchman in the Burlington yards, Sunday morning at 8:25 O'clock.

          The Accident as told us by an eye witness was this, George Miller who had charge of the engine on when switchman Norton Grayless and Sherm Mace were working, has given the engineer a signal to pull up the string of twenty-two cars. Switchman Mace was riding the first "cut" of cards down through the yards and Grayless was climbing up the ladder on the side of a car to ride the 'second cut' down the switch track. Just as he had gotten up to the top of the car he took hold of the handle on the top and his feet slipped from the ladder swinging him between the two cars. Having wet gloves on his hands and the side of the cars, being wet, from the falling rain, he could not retain his foot hold, his hand hold gave away, allowing him to fall between the two cars, striking his body across the rail. The train was moving at the rate of 4 to 6 miles an house when the accident happened. The wheels of the train did not pass over his body, but he was dragged a distance of 123 feet along the rail and ties. When the train was stopped he was removed from the terrible situation and died two minutes after he was taken out. The last words he said were "oh my! oh my!" Yardmaster A. E. Hodges was standing near the yard office and witnessed the terrible accident. He gave a distress signal for the engineer to stop, the engine was under control at once, but the slack running back in the train was what killed the unfortunate switchman.

          Coroner Dr. J. B. Schrieter was at once notified of the accident and the remains were ordered sent to the undertaking establishment of R. G. Fuller, where they were prepared for burial.

          Sunday night at 8 o'clock a coroner's inquest was held over the remains of the body. The verdict turned in by the just was that he met death in the above stated manner.

          Those acting as jurymen were: C. D. Crouse, Rube Bowman, Henry Monty, Harry Smith, Hi Morris and A. Bristol.

          "Nort" was a young man well known throughout this part of the country, and has a large circle of friends who are much grieved over the sudden and tragic death.

          About three months ago he met with an accident by falling from a switch engine and injuring his shoulders, so that he was compelled to be absent from his duties for thirty days. The night he returned to work about two months ago, we were talking to him and he stated that he had a notion not to go railroading again for he felt that he was to be killed, but he went back, and now dead and mangled by the cars that he feared would crush out his existence.

          His family, mother, brothers and sister are nearly heart broken over the sad and sudden death. The sympathy of their friends is extended to all

          Norton J. Grayless was born in Chestnut Park, near Savanna, February 10, 1876, and has always lived in this city. He entered the railroad business about years.

From Clifford Nordwell

Newspaper clipping 1908


          Grayless--Norten J. Grayless was born Feb. 10, 1876, at Savanna, Ill,; was baptized May 17, 1899, was ordained a priest Dec. 1st, 1901; met death on railroad for which he was working as switchman Oct. 25th. He leave a wife, two little children, a loving mother, together with several sisters and brother. Funeral service was held in the Baptist church in Savanna, Ill. Many friends were in attendance--about three hundred--to pay their last respect to a loving friend and brother. Funeral sermon by Elder E. W. Voelpel, assisted by the Baptist minister.

From Clifford Nordwell

1910 Chicago Cook Co Illinois 16 April 1910 302 West Division       302-18-40
                                   Born Father Mother 
Graylish, Delia Head F W 40 Wd 4 4 Eng Eng Eng 1892 Eng Serving  OA Y Y
          Henry Son  M W 12 S      IL  Eng Eng Eng                Y Y Y

1910 Illinois Carroll County, Savanna Twp  12 May 1910		    	4-10-10-243
Grayless, Elisa     Head F W 62 Wd 9-7 IL OH NJ English None
Grayless, William    Son M W 41 S      IL OH IL English Laborer Odd Jobs
Stakemiller, Lavetta Dau F   32 Wd 1-1 IL OH IL English None
Grayless, Gerde      Dau F W 24 S      IL OH IL English None
Grayless, Howard     Son M W 22 S      IL OH IL English Switchman Railroad W No
Stakemiller, Harold  GS  M W  5 S      IL IL IL         None

1920 Illinois, Carroll County, Savanna Twp, 10 Jan 1920,
Grayless, Howard Head 1 R M W 34 M Y Y IL US US  Yes  Switchman Railroad W
Grayless Myrtle   Wife    F W 24 M Y Y MO US US  Yes  No
-------------------------
Grayless, Gertrude Servant  F W 30 S Y Y IL OH IL Yes Chambermaid Hotel W
-------------------------
Chestnut Park  210 216	
Grayless Eliza J. Head O F F W 71 Wd   y y IL  NJ  NJ Yes None
Grayless, James   Grandson M W 19  S N Y Y IL  IL  IL Yes Office Clerk Railroad W

Savanna newspaper clipping June 1926:
Former Savanna Man
Dies as Result of
Accidental Shooting
----------

          Savanna, Ill. ----- James Grayless, 25, son of Mrs. Norton Grayless, passed away at Cook county hospital in Chicago at 8:10 o'clock Friday evening of a bullet wound in the brain.

          Mr. Grayless was shot through the left side of the head on the evening of June 18, when he was mistaken for a burglar. Grayless had recently changed his rooming house and entered the wrong apartment building in Magnolia street by mistake. He was trying to unlock the front door with his own key when the owner heard him and fired through the door.

          He is survived by his mother, brother John, Uncle and Aunt of Chicago, his grandmother. Mrs. E. J. Grayless and uncle, Jack of this city, Mrs. and Mrs. Will Lartz, uncle and aunt of Argo Fa, and Mrs. and Mrs. George Hyde, uncle and aunt of Savanna.

          The body was brought to Savanna Saturday evening to the home of his grandmother. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock a the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Chestnut park, with interment in the city cemetery. Rev. Clarence Beil of Clinton conducted the services.

From Clifford Nordwell
Savanna Journal Times March 6, 1933:

Mrs. Grayless
Funeral Rites
Are Held Today
Rev. E. R. David of Rock
Island in Charge of the
Services

          Funeral service for the late Mrs. E. J. Grayless will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Later Day Saint church in Chestnut park with Rev. E. R. Davis of Rock Island in charge. The last rites will be largely attended by relatives and friends.

          Casket attendants will be Tom Watson, Harry McCormac, Bert Sartwell, Al Johnson, Leon Sartwell and Hugh Miller. Burial will be in the family lot of Savanna township cemetery.

          A trio consisting of Margaret Frutchey, Hope Alden and Jean Catcheller, will sing "Abide Withe Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere: with Miss Wilma Sartwell as Organist.

          Out of town relatives expected to attend the last rites are Mrs. Oscar Skaen and Eldred Anderson of Atkins, Ia.

          Eliza Jane Grayless, born in New Jersey on Dec. 18, 1848, died at Savanna, Ill., at the age of 84 years, two months, and 12 days. She had spent the greater part of her entire life in Savanna. Her marriage to James Grayless Occurred in Beloit, Wis. She died Thursday afternoon at her home in Chestnut park.

          She is survived by six daughters, one son, 31 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, many relatives, and a host of friends.

From Clifford Nordwell
Savanna Times Journal about April 21, 1938, Page 6

Nordwell Rites Held in Church in Chestnut Park
Rev. R. E. Davey of Aurora Officiates at the Funeral
This Afternoon

          Funeral service for Mrs. Theodore Nordwell, 58, were conducted this afternoon at 2:00 O'clock in the Latter Day Saints church in Chestnut park with the Rev. R. E. Davey, pastor of the Latter Day Saints church in Aurora, officiating. burial was in the family lot in Savanna cemetery.

          Casket attendants were Harry McCormac, Howard Kincade, Henry Salzer, Hugh Miller, Floyd Welch, and James Marken.

          Mrs. Nordwell died Tuesday Morning at her home Chestnut park following an illness of six months. Compilations caused her death.

          Lavettia Grayless Nordwell was born in the Grayless homestead in Chestnut park on Jan. 24, 1880, where she died April 19, 1938, at the age of 58years, two months and 25 days. She was the daughter of the late James and Eliza Grayless.

          She had spent nearly all of her life in Savanna. Her first marriage was to Wade Stakemiller and her second marriage was to Theodore Nordwell.

          also surviving are two sons, Harold Stakemiller and Clifford Nordwell, five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Nesbitt, Mrs. Jesse Anderson and Mrs. Ed Lister, all of Savanna, Mrs. George Black of Eads, Colo., and Miss Gertrude Grayless at home, and one brother, Howard Grayless, of Savanna.

          Mrs. Nordwell was a member of the Latter Day Saints church of . . . ..
[remainder of newspaper clipping missing]

From Clifford Nordwell
_________________________

Vigo County Indiana Cemetery Records, Northeast Section VI. Orther Cemetery page 66

          Grayless Brinda 0Y 0M 0D
         
          Dec 7, 1960
_________________________
John Lewis Langohr

John Lewis Langohr, M.D., F.A.C.S. Born November 3, 1912, Columbia City, Indiana. Parents were Inez Brown Langohr and George Walter Langohr, the oldest of their six children: John, Mary Langohr, Spann, Richard, Robert, Margaret Langohr, Moran, Bill. Education: Bourbon High School, Bourbon, Indiana, Valedictorian, 1930; DePauw University, Rector Scholarship, Sigma Nu Fraternity; Wayne University Medical School, Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity; Intern at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1939; Surgical Resident, Blain Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1940-43. Married to Margaret (Margo) Kaler, August 19, 1934. Children: Judith Langohr Ebeling born February 13, 1937 and Lucy Langohr Grant born November 9, 1942. Medical Practice 1943-46: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, Surgical Assistant to Dr. Olive Cope, Head of the Department of Surgery. Teaching Position: Clinical Medicine at Harvard University Medical School. Research for the Federal Government: SORD program on burns and wound infections (all burn patients in Boston area were sent to Massachusetts General Hospital). Linvill Memorial Hospital, Columbia City, Indiana 1947-69, restored and organized the Linville Hospital, Practice General Surgery, Linvill Hospital closed in 1969. Dr. John L. Langohr died on September 20, 1969.

Contributed by Judith Langohr Ebeling 1993


Fulton County, Indiana Marriages 1836-1983, (A-K) by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombough,
1985; Page 3:

GRADELESS
	Charles E.		Evelyn K. Gradeless	Nov   4 1972	16    252
	Evelyn K. (Garshwiler)	Charles E.	Nov   4  1972	16    252
	Ralph Andrew		Martha E. Smith	Jan  31   1933	  3    388
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THE FAMINE IMMIGRANTS:  
Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851 
by Ira A Glazier,

Vol III, July 1848- March1849, Page 439, CLARENCE, 10 Feb 1849, from Galway:

	Grealish, Terry		44	M	Laborer
		Marcus		14	F	Unknown

VOL IV, April 1849-Sept 1849, Page 379:  THOMAS-BAKER 03 July 1849 from Galway:

	Grealish, John			35	M	Unknown
		Monica		25	F	Unknown
		Mary			  2	F	child
		Patt.			.00	M	infant

VOL VII, April 1851-December 1851, Page ?:  ELIZA AND ANN, 20 October 1851 from Galway:

	Grealish, Sarah		16	F	Servant

VOL VII, April 1851-December 1851, Page 568:  M. HOWES, 02 September 1851  from Galway:

	Grealish, Michael		22	M	Servant




Marriage Certificate

STATE of WISCONSIN, ROCK COUNTY


          I hereby certify, that on the 27th day of August A.D. 1865, Mr. James Grayless and Miss Eliza Jane Myers were, with their mutual consent, legally joined together in HOLY MATRIMONY by me in the presence of Andrew Delanyne and A. B. White having been satisfied by the oath of the said James Grayless duly administered by me, that these was no legal impediment to such marriage, and upon inquiring of the parties I ascertained the following facts as required by law, to=wit:

          1. Full name of Husband, James Grayless; 2. Full name of Father of Husband, William Grayless; 3, Full name of Mother of Husband, none was Susanna Grayless; 4. Occupation, farmer; 5. Residence, Newport, Indiana; 6. Birthplace, Marion, Ohio; 7. Full name of Wife previous to Marriage, Eliza Jane Myers; 8. Full name of Father of said Wife, Nicholas Myers; 9. Full name of Mother of said Wife, Ester Myers; 10. Time when Marriage was consummated, August 26, 1865, 11. The Town, County and State, where Marriage was consummated, City of Beloit Rock County Wisconsin; 12. Color, White; 13. By what ceremony consummated, Legal; 14. Name of Person pronouncing Marriage, D.W.C. Caitto; 15. Residence of person last named, Beloit Wisconsin.

          Given under my hand at Beloit Wisconsin this 26th Day of August, A. D., 1865.
Credentials recorded, Rock County, Wis.
          D.W.C.Caitto, Justice of the Peace.

From Gene & Jean Marken
Clay County Indiana Abstracts	
         
          Marriages Henry Grayless & Susan Posey Jan 17 1886 V6-587 Hewey Grayless & Elva Branson b Mar 1886 Sep 3 1911 V16-406 Wesley Grayless & Allie Kay b Feb 18 1882 Feb 2 1907 V14-76 Marriage Supplementials Henry Grayless Alex Grayless Kate Montgomery M W 31 M-1-17-1886 C23-148 Susan Posey Jesey Posey Mary J. Blood F W age 20 1-17-1886 C23-149 Clay County Indiana Abstracts Births Graydless, Cecil M. Harvie Pearl Branson M W 11-12-1915 H14-13 Graydless, Chester Dan Pearl Roe F W 7-17-1915 H14-2 Graydless, Gilbert Wersley May A. Kay M W 7-17-1914 H11-86 Graydless, Wm. Joseph Wess Allie Kay M W 3- 3-1916 H14-24 Grayless, Wilbur W. Wess Allie Kay M W 10-13-1920 H14-53 Clay County Indiana Abstracts Deaths Greydess, Dempsy M W 61 Jan 11 1917 Caly Co H19-116 Greyless, Harold M W 2 May 12 1920 Dick Johnson Tp H19-116 Parke County Indiana Abstracts: Marriages Hoke Robert & Rebecca Graylip Dec 7 1870 Page 44 Garrett Sullivan & Margaret Greyless Sept 21 1853 Page 105 Vermillion County Indiana Abstracts Marriages Lydia A. Grayless & Thos. J. Wiltermood July 20 1865 V4-162 William Grayless & Mary Dial Dec 23, 1863 V4-100 Vigo County Indiana Abstracts Marriages Grayless, Daniel Alexander Rebecca Helton M W 26 6-12-1896 V4-87 Grayless, Mary J. Depsey Sara H Rarrless F W 20 3-23-1895 V4-58 Vigo County Indiana Abstracts Deaths Grayless, Hugh M W 53 6-19-1908 Harrison Twp H42-13 Grayless, Nealy M W 21 10-31-1905 Terre Haute H40-17
January 1963 Newspaper Obituary: [Lloyd M. Gaerte died January 8, 1963:]:

LLOYD MONROE GAERTE


          Lloyd Monroe Gaerte, 78, 1120 11th Ave. So., died at a Nampa nursing home Thursday after being in ill health a number of years.

          Mr. Gaerte was born Feb. 2, 1885 near Columbia City, Ind. He was reared in Indiana and later moved west. He was married to Martha Woods Dec. 23, 1914 at Tecumseh, Okla. They lived in Colorado where Mr. Gaerte worked for a railroad and also farmed in Colorado and Oklahoma, and after coming to Idaho in 1923.

          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Gaerte, Nampa; one son, Glenn Gaerte, Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Booth, Albany, Ga., and Mrs. Ethel Embree, Nampa; one sister, Mrs.. Ada Dickerson, Columbia City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

          Services are pending at the Alsip Chapel.
from Darlene V. Gaerte

In Letter from Genevera (Gaff) Arnold postmarked December 21, 1993:


          I can remember when I was in my late teens, my great grandfather William Gradeless driving his model T Ford to our house.. He drove in and drove up to the house then back down towards the barn and left without coming in. He did this several times.

          I can also remember when I must have been 12 or 14 years old going to his house with my parents to visit with him and he got his wine bottle out and poured all of us some wine in glasses. It was my first taste of wine and it was very powerful. I don't know whether it was home made or not.

          After my great grandfather passed away, my grandfather Charles Raypole (who was married to William Gradeless's daughter, Mary Alice) had some cherry trees cut out of great grandfather's woods and had hall trees made for some of us grandchildren. I have one and I cherish it as a remembrance of my great grandfather William Gradeless as well as my grandparents Charles and Mary Alice Raypole. Grandfather Charles and Grandmother Mary Alice also gave me a dinner bell that they had on their farm. They sold their farm and moved to Churubusco and they wanted me to have the dinner bell. I don't know whether it came from the Gradeless farm or not but at least it's still in the family and I feel special for them wanting me to have it.

from Genevera (Gaff) Arnold



Fannie Gradeless


          Mrs. Fannie R. Gradeless, 88, a resident of South Whitley, died Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at Whitley County Hospital.

          She was born in Columbia Township on November 18 1886, a daughter of Lewis and Annie Nolt Hartman.

          She was married to Charles W. Gradeless who died in August of 1959.

          Surviving are six daughters; Mrs. Donald (Orpha) Juillerat, R 6; Mrs. Homer (Flossie) King, R1 Larwill; Mrs. Franklin (Mildred) Langohr of Columbia City; Mrs. Everett (Edith) Goings, R1 Andrews; Mrs. Harold (Fern) Robinette of South Whitley; Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Swartz of South Whitley.

          Also surviving is a stepson, Walter Gradeless of Pierceton. There are 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

          Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home in South Whitley with the Rev. Brent Zumbrun officiating. Interment will be in Nolt cemetery.

          Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Tuesday.


July 5, 1994 Trip to Newport, Rockville and Terre Haute, IN Vermillion County Court House, Newport, Indiana Vermillion County Book of Original Entry: Page 20: Tract Book Town 16N Range 9 West (Vermillion Tonwship) W-1/2 NE-1/4 10 80 Nov 20 1830 John Wiltermood Page 32: Tract Book Town 17N Range 9 West (Vermillion township) E-1/2 SW-1/4 34 80 Nov 10 1830 John Wildermoot Page 56: Tract book Town 15N Rage 10 West: (Helt Township) SW-1/4 1 160 June 3 1817 William Doty Page 57: Tract Book Town 15N Rage 10 West (Helt Township) SE-1/4 14 160 Feb 12 1818 William Doty Page 57-1/2: Tract Book Town 15N Range 10 West (Helt Township)
          NE-1/4 15 160 June 3 1817 William Doty Page 57-1/2: Tract Book Town 15N Range 10 West (Helt Township) NE-1/2 SE-1/4 22 40 March 15 1837 Permelia Grafs General Index to Deeds, Grantee, 1824-1850 Grantee Grantor Sec-Town-Range Book-Page Wiltermood, John Solomon G. Davis & Wife Warranty June 24 1835 $50 E-1/2 E-fre SE-1/4 11-16-9 Aug 31 1835 4-110 Wiltermood, John United States Patent March 3, 1831 -- W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 80 Sep 24, 1838 6-166 Wiltermood, Joseph Wiltermood, John Warrantee Jan 8 1839 $500 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Sep 20, 1839 6-552 Wiltermood, John United States Patent Mar 3 1831 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Jan 9 1840 6-635 Wiltermode, John John Wiltermode, Sen Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 E-frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 Feb 8 1841 see below Wiltermode, John John Wiltermode, Sen Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Feb 12 1841 7-272 General Index to Deeds, Grantor, 1824-1850 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, John Senr John Wimsett, Senr Warrantee Dec 31 1838 $150 NW-1/4 SE-1/4 10-16-9 40 Jan 2 1839 6-248 Wiltermood, John Wiltermood, Joseph Warrantee Jan 8 1839 $500 E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9 80 Sep 20, 1839 6-552 Wiltermood, Joseph Thos. J. Brown Warrantee Jan 16, 1839 $110 Off Send E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-16-9 20 Jan 25, 1840 6-652 Wiltermode, John, Sen John Wiltermode Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 E-frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 Feb 8 1841 see below Wiltermode, John, Sen John Wiltermode Warrantee Jan 16 1839 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Feb 12 1841 7-272 Wiltermood, John Wellington Brown Warranty Aug 10 1841 $500 E-1/2 E-Frac SE-1/4 11-16-9 see below Wiltermood, John Wellington Brown Warranty Aug 10 1841 $500 E-1/2 W-1/2 NE-1/4 10-16-9 Aug 23 1841 7-431 Grantee, 1850-1862 Wiltermood, Joseph James A. Bell & Wife Warranty 1 Jan 1858 Off S-1/2 N-1/2 S 19-18-9 5 11 Jan 1858-11 am 16-20 Wiltermood, Joseph W. James C. Dallas Warranty 23 Dec 1837 $400 E-1/2 NE-1/4 (except 20 acres off the south part) 34-17-9- 60 29 Mar 1858 16-42 Wiltermood, Samuel & Jno Acton Richard Potts & wife
          Warranty Dec 11 1860 $113 Fraction of S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 Nov 28 1861-9am 17-390 Grantor 1850-1862 Wiltermood, Jos. W. by J. F. Weller Shf Richard Potts Sheriffs Deed Nov 8 1860 $71 E-1/2 NW-1/4 (Except 20a off land) 34-17-9 Feb 27 1862 11 17-480 Deed Index Book 3 1862-1866 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, Jose Sr & wif Jno Meinman Warranty Oct 16 1865 $200 W-1/2 of 20 acres off of S. end E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 20 Oct 16 1865 9am 20-207 Deed Index Book 3 1862-1866 Grantee-Grantor Wiltermood, Sam'l Jno M. Axton & Wife Warranty Jan 22 1864 $60.00 A fraction S-1/2 E-1/2 of NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Jan 22 1864 at 4 18-494 Book 4 1866-1873 Grantor-Grantee Wiltermood, Saml A. & wf Jon M. Axton Warr April 29 1868 $50 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4
34-17-9 2 April 29 1868 5pm 23-29 Wiltermood, Jos W. & Wf. Hamilton Betson Quit Claim April 27, 1869 $400 Undivided 2/8 E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 20 May 1 1869 1 pm 22-232 Wiltermood, Polly A. David Brown Warr Mch 24, 1869 $20 Pt S-1/2 E-1/2 NE-1/4 2 Aug 9, 1869 10 am 23-179 Wiltermmod, Sarah C. by court David Brown Court Deed Aug 17 1869 $13.33-1/3 out of N&E pt S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 2 Oct 7, 1870 2 pm 22-379 Wiltermood, James Margaret E. Wiltermood Warr Feb 26, 1870 off N ed SW pt-1/4 19-17-10 21.47 Feb 26 1870 11 am 23-274 Wiltermood Thos. J. &WF Walter J. Place Warr Sept 24, 1870 $100 Newport Sept 24 1870 4 pm 23-347 Wiltermood, Joseph & wf Alfred R. Newlin Warr. May 12, 1871 $342 1 on N fr S# cor E-1/2 SW-1/4 34-17-9
11.40 May 13, 1871 3 pm 24-24 Deed Index 5 1873-1879 Grantor Grantee Wiltermood, Saml heirs by court Joseph Wiltermood Court Deed Oct 6, 1873 $72.96 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Nov 1 1873 3 pm 26-26 Wiltermood Eliza A. Et al Afred Newlin Warr Sep 21 1875 $1400 off N End E-1/2 SW-1/4 ex 11.75 34-17-9 60 Sep 21 1875 4 p.m. 26-513 Wiltermood Eliza A. Et al Afred Newlin Warr Sep 21 1875 off S end E-1/2 NE-1/4 ex 5 34-17-9 15 Sep 21 1875 4 p.m 26-513 Wiltermmod James A. & Wf Samuel Warm Warr. Feb 17 1875 $20 off W side NE-1/4 NE-1/4 off of 15a
19-17-10 2 March 13 1876 27-119 Wiltermood, Emily pr Admtr George W. Clark Admtr. Apr 24, 1876 $85 Undiv 1/3 of 1/8 & 1/2 of 1/4 of 1/8 E-1/2 NE-1/4
8-16-9 4.5 June 2 1876 8 am 24-182 Wiltermmod James A. & Wf Samuel Warm War Deed Aug 14, 1876 $100 off W side NE 1.2 NE 1/4 S-1/2 19-17-10 15 Aug 18, 1876 10 am 24-224 Wiltermmod, Margt E. & James Richard Ellis War Deed Dec 31 1878 $100 S end of 1 end NW fr 1/4 21.47a tract 19-17-10 7 Feb 12 1879 9 am 28-424 Wiltermood, James Wm. C. Wray & Wf Warr Apr 29 1873 $50 S-1/2 W side NE-1/4 NE-1/4 27-17-9 62 May 26 1873 4 pm 24-534 Wiltermood Joseph Saml Wiltermood Heirs Court Deed Oct 6, 1873 $72.96 In S-1/2 e-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 Nov 1 1873 3 pm 26-26 Wiltermood, James A. Scott W. Downs Warr Deed Sept 4, 1874 $10 undiv 1/5 N-1/2 W side NW-1/4 NE-1/4 19-17-10 1.5 July 24 1875 4pm 25-549 Wiltermood, Wesley Isaac Porter & wf Quit claim Sept 13 1878 $70 99X200 ft out of NE cr sw-1/4 9-17-9 .50 Oct 24 1878 10am 28-330 Witlermood, Oscar George W. Clark Adm Deed Feb 4, 1880 80 Und Int E-1/2 NE-1/4 8-16-9 4.50 May 7 1880 10am 29-458 Wiltermood, C. E. & Wf E. Hollingswirth War Deed Oct 2, 1880 $325 In E-1/2 SW-1/4 2-16-9
25 Oct 8, 1880 3pm 30-38 Wiltermood, Eliza A. George Done War Sept 13, 1877 $100 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 May 12 1881, 2 pm 30-415 Wiltermood, George W & wf William Poor War Deed April 25, 1881 $60 In S-1/2 E-1/2 NW-1/4 34-17-9 15 May 13 1881, 9am 30-415 Terre Haute Library Woodlawn Cemetery, Terra Haute, Index of Burials 1900 to March 1983 Grayless, Edward 34 6-24-1964 Terre Haute, Ind. Grayless, Ella 54 8-23-1944 Terre Haute, Ind. Grayless Hugh M W 53 June 19 1909 Harrison Twp. H-42 13 Grayless, Nealy M W 21 Oct 31 1905 Terre Haute H-40 17


Star Aug 4 1976
Mrs. Allie Grayless


          Brazil-Ind. (special) Services fro Mrs. Allie Grayless, 88, R.R.2, Rosedale, who died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Stinson Rest Home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. John Dellacca officiating. burial will be in Sampson Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. She was a former resident of Lodi and a member of the Rock Run Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter. Mrs. Berchie Sciotto, Rosedale, a son, Wilbur, Brazil. eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Tribune Star Apr 7 1974
Brenda Collins Grayless

          Brenda Collins Grayless, 18, 2400 Woodsmall Rd., died 11 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Orville, her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ronald Collins, Terre Haute, two brothers, Ronald Jr. and Randy. Both at home; three sisters, Debbie, Donna and Becky, all at home, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Collins of West Terre Haute, and Mr. and Mrs. William Bridges of Terre Haute. She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Jeffers Officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the DeBaun Funeral Homer. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to time of service.

Star Jan 18 1975
Chancey Grayless

          Services for Chancey Grayless, 69, 1441 Luckett Ave., who died at 4:05 a.m. Friday at Canterbury Convalescent Center, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home. The Rev. Gale Guinn will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday. Surviving are the widow, Katherine; two daughters: Mrs. Mildred Marina and Mrs. Eileen Tilley, both of Terre Haute; two sons, Norman and Robert, both of Terre Haute; a stepson, Alfred L. Modesitt, Terre Haute; two sisters. Mrs. Flossie Adams, Terre Haute and Mrs. Dolly Williams, St. Bernice, Ind., and nine grandchildren.

Star December 21 1970
Chester Grayless

          BRAZIL, Ind. (Special)--Chester Grayless, 55, Sandcut, Ind., died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute after suffering a heart attack. He was a construction laborer and had been working on the new Terre Haute South Vigo High School. He was a member of the Terre Haute District of Laborers and Hod Carriers Local No 204, and also a member of the Otter Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are the widow, Drusilla, two daughters, Mrs. Billy Joe Bland, Sealyville and Mrs. Billy Ed Ashburn, Terre Haute; a foster daughters, Mrs. Janice Adams, Seelyville, a brother, Chancey, Terre Haute, two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Adams, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Dolly Maria Williams, St. Bernice and five grandchildren. Funeral Services will be a 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home, wit the Rev. Jack Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Bee Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday, where the Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m. Monday.

Tribune-Star August 10 1975
William E. Grayless Sr.

          William E. Grayless Sr., 85, 165 Oak Wood Dr., died at 7 p.m. Saturday at Union Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the West Terre Haute Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dona Brown, Terre Haute; two sons, Daniel C., and William E. Jr., both of Terre Haute, a sister, Mrs. Valie Pinegar, West Terre Haute; and 23 grandchildren. Services are pending at the Bedino Chapel of the Valley in West Terre Haute.

Tribune November 27 1967
Mrs. Winona M. Grayless

          Mrs. Winona M. Grayless, 61, 611 N 8th St., Terre Haute died Sunday in St. Anthony Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West Terre Haute. Surviving are the husband William, a daughter, Mrs. Dona Wence, Terre Haute, two sons, David and Billy, both of Terre Haute; a sister, Mrs. Florence Leyt, Cement City, Mich.; four brothers, Jess and Joe Harrett, Princeton, Ind. Orville Harrett, Owensville, Ind., and Encil Harrett, Pinckneyville, ON; 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday the Bedino Chapel of the Valley, with the Rev. James Dyer, officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.

Star September 6, 1980
CECIL JAMES GRAYLESS

          CLINTON, Ind. (Special)--Cecil James Grayless, 42, Cicero, Ill., formerly of Clinton, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas, Texas of injuries suffered in a truck crash near Dallas. He was a truck driver. Surviving are the mother; Mrs. Beatrice Tombetta, Cicero, a half-brother, Carl Adams, Cicero, two nephews and a niece. Services will be a 10 a.m. Monday at Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Sollars, officiating. burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

Star April 25, 1983
NELSON GRAYLESS

          Services for Nelson Grayless, 52, 1512 First Ave., who died Saturday morning at his resident, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Lorenzo Young officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday. He was a construction worker and was a member of the Laborers and Hodcarriers Union Local 204. Surviving are his wife, Wanda; three daughters, Crystal, Deborah and Tanya Grayless, all of Indianapolis; one son, Nelson, Indianapolis; his mother, Bertha Grayless, Terre haute; four step sons, William, James, Ronald and David Rupska, all of Terre Haute; three step-daughters, Eileen Alumbaugh, Anita Olsen, and Jane Waugh, all of Terre haute; two brothers, Danny, Wisconsin, and Orville Jr., Terre Haute; three sisters, Kathleen Hetmick, Ivy Riggs and Geneva Wilson, all of Terre Haute; and several grandchildren.

Tribune State, October 26, 1983
Orville Grayless Jr.

          Orville "Junior" Grayless Jr., 56, 608 Blakely Ave., died Monday afternoon in Union Hospital. He was a cement mason. He was born May 7, 1927, in Carbon to Orville Sr. and Berth McVey Grayless. Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Peggy"; four daughters, Lou Anne Henderson, Mary Esther Grayless, Teresa Gale Burns and Beth Rose Grayless, all of Terre Haute; four sons, Orville III, Timothy and Richard Lee, all of Terre Haute, and Gregory, Center Point; two stepsons Jeffrey and Michael Kyle, both of Terre Haute; his mother, Bertha, Terre Haute, a brother, Danny, Janesville, Wis.; three sisters, Katherine Helmick, Ivy Jean Riggs and Geneva Wilson, all of Terre Haute; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of American Legion Post 104, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 76 and Bricklayer and Allied Craftsmen Local 5. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lorenzo Young officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.

Tribune Star June 4 1986
ANNA GRAYLESS

          Anna Grayless, 52, of 1936 Beech St. died at 3:15 p.m. Monday in her residence. she was born June 3, 1933, in Terre Haute to William Head and Rose Kehoe Head. Survivors include four daughters, Teresa Burns, Lou Anne Henderson, Mary Grayless and Beth Grayless of Terre Haute; four sons, Tim Grayless, Orville Grayless III and Richard Grayless of Terre Haute and Gregory Grayless of Center Point; one brother, William Head Jr., of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mary Voll of Terre Haute and Betty Shassere of Florida; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews she was a member of the Terre Haute Bible Center. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wooley officiating. burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Tribune Star, May 18 1987
William Grayless

          William Grayless, 61, of 421 S. 16th St., died Wednesday in Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1926 to William E. Grayless Sr. and Winona Maude Barrett Grayless. survivors include six daughters, Dolly Ann Grayless, Sue Cleeton, Rebecca Berry and Katherine Gilliland of Terre Haute, Peggy Miller of Ohio and Tammy Harrison of Tangier; eight sons, Billy Grayless Jr. of Tangier, Curt Grayless, Allen Grayless, Michael Grayless, Tony Grayless, Quint Grayless and Randel Grayless of Terre Haute and Fredrick Grayless of West Terre Haute, one sister, Dona J. Brown of Terre Haute; one brothers, Daniel S. Grayless of Terre Haute; 27 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Mattox Wood North Terre Haute Chapel, with the Rev. Don Pangburn officiating. Burial is in Bethesda Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tribune Star Jan 23, 1990
Bertha Grayless

          Bertha Grayless, 92 of 3500 Maple Ave. and formerly of Dreiser Square died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Vigo County Home. She was born Feb. 13, 1897 in Brazil to Nelson McVey and Lucy Hancock McVey. Her husband, Orville Grayless, Died in 1939. Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Roberts, Geneva Wilson and Iva Jean Riggs of Terre Haute; one son, Danny Grayless of Janesville, Wis.; two brothers. Kenneth McVey of Terre haute and William McVey of Ehrmandale; 31 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.

Tribune State, August 3, 1990
Harry Wesley Grayless

          Harry Wesley Grayless, 55, of 1410 Barbour Ave, died at 2:55 am. Thursday in Union Hospital. He was a janitor for Fort Harrison Products. He was born Dec. 25, 1934 in Vigo County to Alexander Grayless and Reva May Sharer Grayless. Survivors include two brothers Harold and James Richard of Terre Haute and two sisters Dorie Fish and Mary James of Terre Haute. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday in Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Clark officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Saturday.

Tribune Star Decembe 17, 1989
Heather Nicole Grayless

          Heather Nicole Grayless, 13 months of 12 Morris Drive died Friday afternoon in Riley Children's Hospital at Indianapolis. She was born November 4, 1988 in Terre Haute to Clint Grayless and Connie McMillan Grayless. Survivors include her parents of Terre Haute; her paternal grandmother Dolly Craft of Terre Haute and her maternal grandmother, Clara Jeffers of Terre Haute. Services at 11 a.m. Monday in Mattox-Wood Terre Haute Chapel, with Brother Carson Spivey officiating. Burial in Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Tribune State May 20 1992
Larry W. Grayless

          Larry W. Grayless, 51 of 9052 E. Davis Road died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1992, in Union Hospital. He was data communication director at Columbia House and had been employed by CBS for 32 years. He was born Nov. 11, 1940, in Brazil to Wilbur Grayless and Jean Crabb Grayless. Survivors include his wife, Linda Bland Grayless; two sons, Brian and Brent at home; one brother, Mark of West Terre Haute; one sister, Vicki Tirey of Brownsburg; his parents of Brazil, and other relatives. He was a member of the Rio Grande Baptist Church and Indiana Air National Guard. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Miller Memorial Chapel at Brazil, with the Rev. Robert Walling officiating. Cremations follows services. visitation is 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday.

Tribune Star December 24, 1992
Mary L. Willoughby Grayless

          Mary L. Willoughby Grayless, 64 of Terre Haute, died at 8:30 am. Wednesday, DEC 23, 1992, in her residence,
          She was a homemaker. she was born March 10, 1928 in Terre Haute' to George Willoughby and Elizabeth Trezise Willoughby. Survivors included her husband, Daniel Grayless; three sons, David E. Grayless and Danny W. Grayless of Terre Haute and Dennis C. Grayless of Oceanside Calif.; one daughter, Libby Llewellyn of Terre Haute; her mother of Terre Haute; one brother, George Willoughby of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Church of Living Christ. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Mattox-Wood Lafayette Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Grandi officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Terre Haute Tribune-Star 9/18/1993
Catherine Grayless

          Catherine Grayless, 81, of 63 Dreiser Square died at 7:02 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 1993 in Union Hospital. She was a homemaker. She was born Mar 25, 1912, at Brazil to Frank King and Lettie Ralston King. Her husband, Chancey Grayless, died January 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Marina and Eileen Tilley of Terra Haute; three sons, Lee Modesitt, Robert Grayless and Norman Grayless of Terra Haute; one sister, Edna Mae Nolte of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and two nephews. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Services are 11 a.m. Monday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Dayhuff officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Terre Haute Tribine Star Jan 21 1993
Reva M. Grayless

          Reva M. Grayless, 88, of 1419 Barbour Ave. died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1993, in Terre Haute. She was a homemaker. She was born Dec. 19, 1904 in coal Bluff to Joseph Sharer and Dora Ellen Biggs Sharer. Survivors include two sons, James Grayless and Harold Grayless of Terre Haute; two daughters, Mary E. Jones and Doris Fish of Terre Haute; one sister, Kathleen Hedge of Terre Haute, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Friday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Pippin officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. to services Friday.

Grayless, Annette 	129-1/2 Blakely Ave	232-7535
Grayless, Beatrice	1233 N 10 St		235-2720
Grayless, Billie Jean	RR 15 WTH		533-9333
Grayless, Catherine	63 Dreiser Sq		235-2460
Grayless, D. A.     	2326 Garfield Av    	466-3545
Grayless, Daniel S.	2207 N 14-1/2		232-0744
Grayless, Harold    	2401 N 28th St		232-4118
Grayless, Larry W.	9052 E Davis Road	877-2716
Grayless, Mark A.	6258 State Rd 159	894-3540
Grayless, Mike		1549 Barbour Ave	232-4546
Grayless, Randall   	631 N 12th		232-5834
Grayless, Robert C.	2033 2nd Ave		235-3030
Grayless, Wanda		1501 1st Ave.		238-9585


July 20, 1994 Trip to Rockville


1827 Mortgage of Property Pages 296-296

Mortgage of Property
This Indenture made this twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven between Nathan Grayless of the County of Parke and State of Indiana of the first part and Thomas McNeal of the County and State aforesaid of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of eighty six bushels of corn the price to be what corn is worth when paid if paid by the fifteenth of August next paid by the said party of the second part before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these present doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said party of the second part his executors administrating and assigns all and singular the property herein mentioned namely one bay horse with one white strip in his face to have and to hold the sd property herein before granted, bargained and sold or mentioned or intended to be mentioned unto the said party of the second part his executors administrators heris and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the sd party of the second part his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. Provided always and these presents are upon these condition that if the said party of the first part his executors administrators shall do will and truely pay or cause to be paid unto the said party of the second part his executors or administrators or assigns the full amount that the eight six bushels of corn is worth to be paid to be paid in good lawful money of the United States against the fifteenth day of August next then these presents and every matter and thing therin contained shall sease determine and be utterly void to all intents and purposes any thing here in contained to the contrary thereof in any wise not withstanding and the said party of the first part for himself his executors, and administrators all and singular and said property namely one horse by these present unto the said party of the second part his executors and administrators and against him and his administrators and against all and every other person or persons will warrant and defend the said property demised and by the said Nathaniel Grayless paying the full amount against the time specified in these presents the said property shall be delivered up to said Grayless in as good case as they are now.
In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord 1827.
Nathaniel Grayless
Thomas H. McNeal
Simon S. Moony
James Davis
On which mortgage is the following official endorsement made by the recorder of Parke County, to wit. Received 27th Jany 1827 and recorded in the County of Park and State of Indiana. Fee $1.00. W. Rea Recorder
All which was by said court ordered to be spread of record as per Journal ] 1 page 150 & 151.
Wm. T. Nace clk. R.C.
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1832 Deed Record--Deed Volume 2 Page 302-304:


          This Indenture this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two between Alexander Grayless of the first part of the County of Park and the State of Indiana and Moses Hendry of the county and State Aforesaid witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five dollars of good and lawful money of the united States to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledge hat granted bargained sold released aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell release aliened and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land lying and bein in the County of Park and State aforesaid containing eighty acres to the same more or less and boundaries as follows. Viz:. beginning at the south East corner of the South West quarter of Section thirty six in Township fourteen north or range eight west in the district of land sold at Vincinnes running as follows west with the town line eight poles thence north parallel with the section lines one hundred and sixty poles thence east eighty poles thence south one hundred and sixty poles to the place of beginning together with all and singular the hereditam enth thereunto in any wise belonging and the reversion and reversions remained and remainders rents issues and profits thereof, to have and to hold the said premises hereby released and confirmed with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part and to the sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever provided always and these presents are upon this express condition that if the said Alexander Grayless his heirs executors and administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said party of the second part his certain Attorney or Attorney heirs executors administrators or assigns the sum of thirty five dollars to be paid on or before the thirteenth of march in the year A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty four current money as aforesaid together with interest which may accrue the one in the manner particularity specified in the condition of certain bond or obligation bearing even date herewith executed by the said party of the second part that then and from thenceforth these presents and every thing herein contained shall cease and be void anything herein contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding but in ease default shall be made in the payment of the said principal sum of thirty five dollars or the interest thereof at the time or times when the same ought to be paid as aforesaid that that then and in such case the said party of the first part for him self his heirs executors and administrators doth connant grant promised and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs executors administrators and assigns that it shall and may be lawful for the said party of the second part his heirs executors administers or assigns and the said party of the first part doth hereby authorize and empower the said party of the second party his heirs executors administrators or assigns at any time or times thereafter to sell and dispose of the premises hereby granted or any part or parts there of at public vandue to any person and or persons whomsoever and on such sale to make sign seal and deliver any deed or deeds of conveyance in the law for the said promises or the part thereof so sold to the purchaser or purchasers his her or their heirs and assigns forever pursuant to the statue in such case made and voided and out of the money arising from such sale or sales to help and retain in his hands the said sum of thirty fife dollars and the interest thereof together with all cost charges or expenses that shall or may be due accrue arise or happen by reason or on account of such sales and the overplus money if any there be shall be paid on the same being demanded to the said party of the first part his heirs executors administrators assigns. In witness whereof I do set my hand and seal the day and year first above mentioned.
Alexander {his X Mark} Graylis
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Z. C. Honey, William Hendry
State of Indiana, Parke County, to wit: Be it remembered that on this 13th day of September A.D. 1832 Alexander Grayless personally appeared before me Z. C. Hovey, a justice of the peace in and for the said county and acknowledge the signing and sealing of the same to be his voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed. Given under my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Z. C. Hovey, J.P. SS{Seal}SS
Recorded 10th Feby. A.D. 1834.
         
          John G. Davis, Recorder
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1834 Deed Parke Co Deed Records Pages 355-356

This indenture made the Third day of August in he year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five between Marthy Hendery of the County of Parke and state of Indiana of the one part and Alexander Grayless of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Marthy Hendery for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and seventy five dollars lawful money of the State of Indiana to her in hand paid by the party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge and forever acquitted and discharged the said Alexander Grayless heirs executors and administrators have granted bargained sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said Grayless his heir and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Parke and State of Indiana containing eighty acres be the same more of less and bounded as follows viz. beginning at he south east corner of the south west quarter of section thirty six in township fourteen north in Range eight west in the district of land sold at Vincennes running as follows west with the town line eighty poles thence North parallel with section line one hundred and sixty poles thence east eighty poled thence south one hundred and sixty poles to the place of beginning together with all improvements water courses profits and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversion remainders and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest property claim and demands of her the said Marthy Hendery of in and to the same to have and to hold the lands hereby conveyed with all the singular the premises and every part and parcel thereof with every of the appurtenances unto the said Alexander Grayless his heirs and assigns forever and said Marthy Hendery for herself heirs executed and administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Grayless his hears and assigned by these presents that the premises before mentioned do now are and forever hereafter shall remain free of and from all former and other gifts grants bargains sales dowers right and title of dower judgments executions titles troubles charges and encumbrances what so ever done or suffered to be done by the first party the said Marthy Hendery and the said Marthy Hendery and her heirs all and singular the premises hereby bargained and sold with the appurtenance unto the said Grayless his heirs and assigns against her the said Marthy Hendery and heir hers and all and every other person or persons whatsoever doth and will warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness where I the said Marthy Hendery hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Martha (her X mark) Hendery
          SS{Seal}SS
         
In presents of Z. C. Hovey, Moses Hendery
State of Indiana, Parke County, ss: Be it remembered that on this third day of August A. D. 1835 personally appeared before me Z. C. Hovey a Justice of the peace in and for said county Marthy Hendery the makers of the above deed of conveyance and acknowledged the signing and sealing thereof as her free act and deed for the purposes therein expressed. Given under my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Z. C. Hovey J. P SS{SS}SS
Recorded Oct. 26th, A. D. 1835
         
          John G. Davis Recorder



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1867 Land Transfer-- Page 105

This Indenture Witnesseth that William Grailess and Mary Grailess his wife of Parke County in the State of Indiana convey and Warrant to Michael B. Bunion of Parke County in the State of Indiana, for the sum of One hundred and Fifty dollar the following Real Estate in Park county, in the State of Indiana, to-wit: Commencing twenty eight (28) rods, west of the North East Corner of the North West quarter of the South East quarter of Section (13) Township (17) Range (9) West, thence South thirty rods, thence west two rods to the Wabash & Erie Canal thence north with said Canal to a line running west from the commencing corner thence East to the place of beginning Situated in the following described lott of land Lying east of the Canal being a part of the North West quarter of the South East quarter of Section (13) Township (17) North of Range (9) West Containing seven acres more or less.

          In witness whereof the said William Grailess and wife have hereunto set their hands and seals this 10th day of October 1867.

         
         
         
         
          William Grailess
         
          SS{Seal}SS

         
         
         
          Mary (her X mark) Grailess
          SS{Seal}SS
Witness Jo" Ellis
         

State of Indiana, Parke County, SS:
          Before me Joseph Ellis, a Justice of Peace in and for said County, this 10th day of October, 1867, came William Grailess and wife and acknowledged the execution of the annexed deed. Witness my hand a Justice seal.
          Joseph Ellis, Justice of the Peace SS{Seal}SS

I Certify that the deed, of which the above and foregoing is a true copy , was duly stamped as provided by Act of Congress and recorded on the 14th day of April 1873, at 10 o'clock A.M. Elwood Hunt, recorder of Parke County, Indiana by H. J. White, Depty.



1870 Census Florida Township, Parke Co Indiana, 11th day of August 1970 page 35:

252 246  Nevins, James   	56  M  W  Farmer  8000  1104 	Indiana
	"	Martha A.	46  F  W  Keeping House		"
	"	Francis 	21  M  W  Works on farm		"
	"	Mary    	17  F  W			"
	"	David    	15  M  W			"	attended school
	"	Arietta  	 3  F  W			"
	Denman, Oliver  	17  M  W  Works on farm		"
253 247  Nevins, William	31  M  W  Farmer  3200   600	"
	"	Nancy    	22  F  W  Keeping House		Kentucky
	"	James   	 3  M  W			Indiana
	"	Samuel    	5/12 M W			"
254 248  McMullen, Nancy	45  F  W  Keeping House 3000 300 Kentucky
	"	John     	24  M  W  Farmer		Indiana
	"	William   	23  M  W  Works on farm		"
	"	Thomas   	12  M  W			"	attended school
	"	Margarette	 9  F  W			"	attended school
255 249  Gradless, Rebecca	35  F  W Keeping House 4000 800	Kentucky
	"	Dempsey   	22  M  W  Farmer	 100	Indiana
	"	Hewey   	14  M  W			"	attended school
	"	Sarena J.	12  F  W			"	attended school
	"	Sarah    	10  F  W			"	attended school
		Nathan  	 4  M  W			"
	"	Daniel   	 1  M  W			"


1871--Deed Book 28 Pages 187-191:


          At a court of common pleas within and for the tenth Judicial District in the State of Indiana begun and held at the Court House in the Town of Rockville County of Parke and State Aforesaid on the third Monday being the sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy One Before the Honorable John T. Scott Sole Judge Presiding and on Monday the 7th Judicial Day of Said Term of Court being the 23rd day of Said month.
Rebecca Hoke }
vs. }
Hugh Grayless, Serana J. Grayless } Partition
Nathan Grayless, David Grayless }
Sarah C. Grayless, David McMullen }
Exparte }

          Come now the parties by S. F. Maxwell their attorney and file their complaint herein praying the court to decree the partition of certain Real Estate therein mentioned (ins) and also file the assent in writing of Cornelius M. Barnes the guardian of the above defendants who appear in open court Minors (ins) and on motion this cause is now set down for trail before the court and the court having heard said petition and the Evidence in the cause and being fully advised in the premises finds that the said Rebecca is Entitled to one third in fee without Power to convey during coveture with the present husband and subject to the contingency that in case of her death during coveture the said land will decried to the children aforesaid of her first husband & that Hugh Grayless, Serena Grayless, Sarah C. Grayless, Nathan Grayless and David Grayless are the owners of and entitle to one seventh Each of the Remaining two thirds and that Daniel McMullen owns the remaining two seventh of two thirds of Said lands by purchase and conveyance of and from Dempsey Grayless and Margarett and Garrett Sullivan and that said parties are entitled to the partition as prayed for of the following described Real Estate Situate in Parke County and State of Indiana to-wit; the East half of the South west Quarter of Section Thirty Six (36) Township Fourteen (14) North Range Eight (8) West

          It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that partition of said lands be made in accordance with the prayer of the petitioners and finding of the court herein that there be set off and assigned by clear and distinct metes and bounds according to quantity quality and value to the said Rebecca Hoke one third, and to Hugh, Sarena Jane, Sarah Catharine, Nathan and Daniel Grayless each one seventh of two thirds and to said Daniel McMullen two sevenths of two thirds of the above described lands and in order to effect each partition on further motion it is ordered by the court that William O. Stone, Pleasant Hawkins and John T. Campbell be and they are hereby appointed commissioners for such purpose that they first be duly sworn according to law and proceed at once to discharge their civic duty and report in writing to this court at its present term for confirmation andday is given in term. Read and signed in open court.

          (signed John F. Scott)
And afterwards to-wit on the 9th Judicial day of the court being the 25th day of said month come now into open court the commissioners herein and file this report duly acknowledged in open court- Which report is ordered by the court to be spread of record and is in the words and figures following to-wit:

          We the undersigned commissioners appointed at the present term by this court Park Court of Common Please do make partition of the lands herein after described having first been duly sworn make the following report of the partition of said land to the respective parties thereto according to quality quantity and value as follows to-wit: The Eat Half of the South West Quarter of Section Thirty-Six township Fourteen South of Range Eight West containing Eight acres more of less.

          We assign and set off to Daniel McMullen 2/7 of 2/3 as follows, beginning at the North West corner of said land, thence South on the West line thereof 33.06 poles thence East parallel with the North line thereof eighty poles more of less to the East line of said land thence North on the East line thereof 33.06 poles at the NE Corner thereof thence West on the North line of said land eighty poles more or less to the place of beginning containing 16-52/100 acres sixteen & 52/100 more or less.

          We assign and set off to Hugh Grayless as follows beginning on the West line of said land 33.06 poles South of the North West corner thereof, thence South on said West line 16.53 poles thence East parallel to the North line of said land Eighty poles more or less to the East line of said land, thence North on the east line of said land 16.53 poles to the South East Corner of Daniel McMullen's land aforesaid thence West to the Place of Beginning Eighty poles more or less, containing eight and 26/100 acres more of less.

          We assign and set off to Serena J. Grayless as follows beginning on the West line of said land 49.59 poles South of the North West corner thereof, thence South on said West line 16.53 poles thence East parallel to the North line thereof Eighty poles more or less to the East line of said land, thence North on said east line of said land 16.53 poles to the South East Corner of Hugh Grayless land aforesaid thence West Eighty poles more or less to the place of beginning eight and 26/100 acres more of less.

          We assign and set off to the Widow one third as follows beginning on the West line of said land Sixty six.12 poles from the North West corner of said land, thence South on said line aforesaid 47.32 poles thence East parallel to the South line of said land Eighty poles more or less to the East line of said land, thence North on said East line of said land 4732 poles to the South East Corner of Serena J. Grayless land aforesaid thence West to the place of beginning 80 poles more or less containing 23.66 acres more of less.

          We assign and set off to Nathan Grayless as follows: Beginning on the West line of said land 46.59 poles North of the South West corner thereof, thence East parallel to the South line of said land 80 poles more or less to the East line of said land, thence North on said east line of said land 15.53 poles to the South East Corner of Rebecca Hoke's land aforesaid thence West 80 poles more or less to the place of beginning containing 7.76 acres more of less.

          We assign and set off to Daniel Grayless as follows: Beginning on the West line of said land 31.06 poles North of the South West corner thereof, thence South on said line 15.53 poles thence East parallel to the South line of said land, thence North on said East line 15.53 poles to the South East Corner of Nathan Grayless land aforesaid thence West 80 poles more or less to the place of beginning containing 7.76 acres more of less.

          We assign and set off to Sarah Catharine Grayless as follows: Beginning at the South West corner of said land, thence 80 poles more or less to the South East corner thereof thence North on the East line thereof 15.53 poles to the South East corner of Daniel Grayless land aforesafid thence West parallel to the South line of said land 80 poles more or less to the West line thereof, thence South 15.53 poles to the place of beginning, containing 7.76 acres more and less. We have made this division on the presumption that the North and South lines of the tract to be divided are parallel to each other and that said tract contains 80 acres. If a survey shall prove that the tract contains more or less than 80 acres. Each of these divisions shall equitably the excess or deficit. Daniel McMullen has purchased the interest. Margaret Sullivan, daughter by first wife of Alexander Grayless and also the interest of Dempsey Grayless eldest son of second wife. Hugh, Serena J. and Sarah C. Grayless are children by the second wife and Nathan and Daniel Grayless are son by the third wife of said Alexander Grayless.

          John T. Campbell }

          Pleasant Hawkins } Comms

          William O. Stow }
State of Indiana, Parke County, ss: Personally came into open court the above named commissioners and severally acknowledged the execution of the foregoing report to be their act and deed.
Witness the Clerk and seal of said court at Rockville this 20th day of January 1871
SS{Seal}SS John D. Hunt Clerk
Which report being seen and examined by the court and the court being fully advised on motion it is ordered by the court that the same be in all respects confirmed.

          It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that the partition of said lands as set forth and detailed and said report be firm and effectual and binding between and binding upon the said parties forever.

          It is further considered and adjudged by the court that the parties pay the costs herein according to their several interests herein and that said commissioners be allowed for their services as follows to-wit: John T. Campbell $11.00 Pleasant Hawkins $6.00 and William O. Stone _____ and this cause be stricken from the Docket: Read and signed in open court. signed John T. Scott.
State of Indiana, Parke County, ss: I, John D. Hunt Clerk of the Common Please Court in this and forsaid county and State certify that foregoing to be a true complete and correct transcript in the above entitled cause as they now appear of Record in my office.

          In Testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said court at Rockville this 10th day of March 1871. SS{Seal}SS John D. Hunt Clerk by David Strause Deputy.
Received and Recorded March 20th 1871 at 11 oc A.M. Elwood Hunt Recorder
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1871 Probate Order Book Pages 233-234:

Alexander Grayless Heirs

          Comes now John D. Heins Clark and presents for confirmation the partial reprot of C. M. Barnes Guardian of said heirs verified by Aff. and fills in vacation on the 12th day of May 1871. Being order by the Court to be spread of Record is in the words and figures follwoing to wit:

          Monroe Barnes Guardian of Hugh, Sarena, Sarah, Daniel & Nathan Grayless minor heirs of alexander Grayless deceased. I account with said hers to wit:

Hugh Grayless on sale of Land			$334.53
Sarena 	"	"
          "
          "
          " 334.53 Nathan
          " "
          "
          "
          " 334.53 Daniel " "
          "
          "
          " 334.53 Sarah " "
          "
          "
          " 334.53 Total $1,611.90 Hugh Grayless 334.53 Credits No 1 S. F. Maxwell Atty for 1/7 1.28 " 2 Jno D. Hunt Clerk 1/5 3.95 " 3 Wm J. Newcourt 1/5 atty fees .93 " 4 Dempsey Grayless 10.50 " 5 Rebecca Grayless (Mrs. Hoke) 21.00 37.66 37.66 Balance 296.87 Sarena Grayless 334.53 To amt due her on Sale of Land No 1 S. F. Maxwell 1/2 1.28 " 2 Jno D. Hunt 1/5 3.95 " 3 Wm J. Newcourt 1/5 .93 " 4 Dempsey Grayless 4.00 " 5 Rebecca Grayless 21.00 31.16 31.16 Balance 303.37 Sarah Grayless 314.28 No 1 S. F. Maxwell 1/7 1.28 " 2 Jno D. Hunt 1/5 3.95 " 3 Wm J. Newcourt 1/5 .93 " 4 Dempsey Grayless 2.75 " 5 Rebecca Grayless 21.00 29.91 Bal 284.37 Nathan Grayless to amt rec on Land 314.28 No 1 S. F. Maxwell 1/7 1.28 " 2 Jno D. Hunt 1/5 3.95 " 3 Wm J. Newcourt 1/5 .93 " 5 Rebecca Grayless 21.00 27.16 Bal due ward 287.12 Daniel Grayless to amt rec on land 314.28 No 1 S. F. Maxwell 1/7 1.28 " 2 Jno D. Hunt 1/5 3.95 " 3 Wm J. Newcourt 1/5 .93 " 5 Rebecca Grayless 21.00 27.16 Bal 287.12 Int. will be accounted for on next settlement. C. M. Barnes Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of May 1871. Jno D. Hunt by D. Strause Dept Clark Which Report being see and examined by the Court ordered that the same be in all respects confirmed.


1888--Deed Book 48 Page 468-469:


          This indenture witnesseth that Nathan A. Grayless and Mary C. Grayless his wife of Vigo County in the State of Indiana Convey and warrant to Daniel McMullen of Parke County in the State of Indiana for the sum of forty dollars the following described Real Estate in Parke County in the State of Indiana to-wit: their several undivided interest in the one third of the East half of the South West quarter of section thirty-six (36) township fourteen (14) North of range eight (8) West beginning on the West line of said land 66-1/2 poles from the North West corner of said land thence South on said line forty seven and 32/100 polls thence East parallel to the South line of said land eighty poles more or less to the East line of said land thence North on said East line forty seven and 32/100 polls to the south East corner Oarena J. Grayless' land thence West to the place of beginning eighty polls or less containing twenty three and 66/100 acres more or less.

          In witness whereof the said Nathan A. Grayless and Mary C. Grayless his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals this the 12" day of March A. D. 1888.
Nathan A. Grayless
          SS{Seal}SS
Mary Cordelia Grayless
          SS{Seal}SS
State of Indiana, Parke County ss: Before me Henry L. Connerly a justice of the Peace in and for said county and State personally appeared Nathan C. Grayless and Mary C. Grayless his wife and acknowledged the execution of the ---- Warranty deed to be there voluntary act and deed.
Henry L. Connerly, a justice of the Peace
          SS{Seal}SS
Received and Recorded Mar. 30", 1888 at 8 o'clock A.M.. Henry B. Cord, Recorder

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1889--Deed Book 50 Pages 296-297:

This indenture witnesseth that Daniel Grayless of Vigo County in the State of Indiana conveys and warrants to Daniel McMullen of Parke County in the state of Indiana for the sum of sixty ($60) Dollars the following Real Estate in Parke County in the State of Indiana to-wit:-

          His interest in the one third of the East half of the South West quarter of section thirty six (36) township fourteen (14) North of Range eight (8) West. Beginning on the West line of said land 66-1/2 poles from the North West Corner of said land thence South on said line 47-32/100 poles. thence East parallel to the South line of said land 80 poles more or less to the East line of said land. thence North on said East line 47-32/100 poles to the south East corner Sarina J. Grayles land thence west to the place of beginning eighty poles more or less containing twenty three & 66/100 acres more or less

          In witness whereof the said Daniel Grayles had hereunto set his hand and seal this 22nd day of October 1887.

          Daniel {his X mark] Grayles
          SS{Seal}SS
State of Indiana, Parke County, ss: Before me A Sallee a notary Public in and for said County this 22n day of October 1889 appeared Daniel Grayles who signed the foregoing deed and acknowledged the execution of the annexed deed.

          Witness my hand and notorial seal this 22n day of October A. D. 1889.
SS{Seal}SS
          A. Sallie, N.P.
Rec'd and recorded Oct. 30, 1889 at 1:30 P.M. Henry B. Cord Recorder
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July 15, 1939-Application for Marriage License (abstracted) from Page 380.

Robert Arthur Strain, white, born Bicknel, Indiana, March 23, 1916. Present resides at Clinton, Indiana. Occupation laborer. Father John Strain born Ind, occuption Baker, resides Bicknel, Indiana. Mother Hattie Winegay, white housewife, born Carlisle, Indiana resides at RR 2, Clinton, Indiana. First Marriage No, if not how often has he been married 1. Prior marriage dissolved by divorce on June 17, 1939.

Inez Opal Grayless, white, born W. Terre Haute, Ind, June 9, 1920. Present resident Lyford, occupation House Work. Father Harve Grayless, white born in Vigo Co Indiana, occupation Laborer, resides at Clinton, Indiana. Mother Pearl Branson, white, housewife, born at Vermillion, Indiana, resides at Clinton Indiana. Fist Marraige no, if not how often has she been married 1. Prior marriage dissolved by divorce on October 23, 1936

Inez and Robert Strain were married by the Justice of the Peace on 15 July 1939.
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May 7 1969-Application for Marriage License (abstracted) from Page 362.

Chester Grayless, born July 17, 1915, Clay Co Indiana resides at 662 N 8-1/2 St, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana. Preivous marriages 2, divorce. Occupation Construction. Father Dan Grayless, deceased, white born Indiana. Mother Pearl Roe, deceased, white, Indiana.

Betty Grayless, born October 17, 1931, Sullivan Co, Indiana, resides at R 2, Rosedale, Parke Co, Indiana. Maiden Name Betty Raley. Occupation housewife. Father Fred Raley, resides R 1, Shelburn, Indiana, retired, white, born Indiana. Mother Nellie House, resides R 1, Shelburn, Indiana, housewife, white, born Indiana. Signed Betty M. Grayless new residence Rosedale, Indiana

Chester and Betty were married by the Justice of the Peace on 22 May 1965.



July 30, 1994 Trip to Fort Wayne, IN
1840 Census Louisiana Grayless, Nathaniel E BA 086 3 PC & 4th 1840 Ohio Gradeliss, William Marion 088 Marion Tp 1900 Census Kansas Soundex Index Vanderment, Clinton P. 19-72-3-42? W Mar 1840 60 Ohio Franklin, Cutter Twp Vanderment, Mary E. W Oct 1845 54 Indiana Vanderment, Edgar W. S Mar 1867 33 Kansas 1790 Census Maryland Males Males GRAYLESS Jesse 37 Caroline 5 -- 4 --- 1 William 37 Caroline 1 2 4 1790 CENSUS of Pennsylvania No MORT or GRAYLESS. 1790 Census of South Carolina No GRAYLESS or MORT 1790 Census of North Carolina No MORT or 1800 Census North Carolina Grasis, Robert Guilford Co NC 668 00011-30010-00 Gradless, John Beaufort CO NC 8 31010-01010-00 1800 Census Maryland Graylfas, James Caroline Co MD 10 11110-01110-00 Grayless, Matthew Caroline Co MD 10 00100-01000-00 Grayliss, Trephina Caroline Co MD 10 10010-00101-00 Mort, Conrad Frederick Co MD 208 30010-12001-01 Mort, Peter Frederick Co MD 181 10100-00100-00 Most, John Frederick Co MD 208 12001-10101-00 1800 Census Pennsylvania No MORT or GRAYLESS 1800 Census Philadelphia Mort, Joseph Philadelphia page 68 1920 Census Oklahoma (Grayless) Grayless, John E. 21-26-16-94 W 35 Missouri Custer Weatherford Main Avenue Grayless, Lelie W 28 Missouri ----- , Delno S 12 Kansas ----- , Hazla D 10 Kansas Crandall, Jane M 63 Indiana 1920 Census Weatherford, Custer Co. Oklahoma. 24 Jan 1920 7-26-16B-94 21 21 Grayless, John E. Head M W 35 M - Y Y Missouri Ohio Indiana Yes Driving Truck Co Corn -----, Lelie Wife F W 34 M - Y Y Misosuri U.S. U.S. Yes None -----, Delno Son M W 12 S Y Y Y Kansas Missouri Missouri Yes None -----, Hazla DaughterF W 10 S Y Y Y Kansas Missouri Missouri Yes None Crandall, Jane Mother F W 73 - - Y Y Indiana Ohio North Caroline Yes None 1910 Census Soundex Kansas G642 Geary Co Grealis John G. NR W 23 Mass enumerated with Charles Dade G642 Lton - Emporia Greelish John H W 80 Ireland Grakem, Mary Ni 51 Indiana 1910 Soundex for Kansas and Oklahoma checked for G634 & G642. None found. Missouri 1900 Soundex 48-31-16-55 W Nov 1877 22 Missouri Jasper Galena Twp Enumerated with Jack Blunton. Relationship Son.
Gradeless Research 1997
January 28, 1997 Estates from the Warsaw Times Union: • Virgil L. Levy died Jan. 23, 1996, at the age of 78, leaving an estate valued at $228,440.34. Beneficiaries: Todd Hughes Levy, son, Marion; Thaddeus Louis Levy, son, Fort Wayne; Laura Ruth Celarek, daughter, Elgin, Ill.; Lydia Ellen Panyard, daughter, Fort Wayne; and Lisa Ann Gradeless, daughter, Hilliard, Ohio. ------------------------------------ Seattle Gay News: Jan 5, 1996 Obituaries: Ronald James Grayless Died Dec. 26, 1995 Ronald James Grayless, 30, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at University Methodist Temple, 15th Ave. NE. and NE 43rd street. He is remembered by his mother, Joann Grayless; his sister and her husband, Karen and Don Barrowcliff; his two nephews, Justin and Ryan; his grandparents, Frances Jaffray, and John and Louise Millar; and his step-mother, N. Sharlene Grayless. He will be missed by his many friends and extended family, Fred, Jay, Ken, Michael and William. By Ron's request, send donations (in lieu of flowers) to Bailey-Boushay House, Chicken Soup Brigade or Northwest Aids Foundation. ------------------ Information received from Nancy Dunbar, 3295 Bluelt, An Arbor, MI 48105 njdunbar@aol.com In the Name of God, Aman! Abstracts of Hyde County, North Carolina Wills Probate 1709 to 1775 Ellen Louise Amidon Williams Hyde County Historical Society Route 1 Box 74 Fairfield, North Carolina 27826 1989

Uriah Collins Hyde County
          3 January 1751/2

Son HENRY: I give my house & Plantation one feather Bed & bolster & one Small iron pot & potthooks, known by the name of Joshuapot, & one of the Best petwer [pewter] Dish & my old gun & all his Brothers cloths & one hand Mill & my new hat & one turn'd table & the 4th part of my Cattle, all which I leave unto him when he Come to Eighteen Years.
Daughter ELIZABETH COLLINS: I give one feather Bed & Bolster & one Small Iron pott & potthooks & one old Pewter Dish & one plate & one linen wheel * one Woolen Wheel & one pair of wool Cards & the Ion [|] Cards & the Cotton Cards between my two Girls ELIZABETH & HANNAH & the Best Chest to my Daughter Elizabeth & the fourth part of my Cattle [*], all to her at Sixteen [two * lines.] She marries, I shall leave her my Children & ther Little portion under her Care.
Daughter HANNAH COLLINS: I give one feather Bed & five Plates & one pot & Potthooks & one linen wheel & one chest & one trunnel Bedstead, all which I Leave her at age of Sixteen Years & the 4th pt of my Cattle.
Daughters ELIZABETH & HANNAH: I give all the women's cloths, Capps & handkerf, to be Equally Divided between them. I Leave TIMOTHY GRADLESS Guardian over my Children tell they Come to the age aforesaid & he is to keep them in my house & See that they want for Nothing for that which he can Provide for them, he is to Make Corn Yearly for them & Carefully Look after the Stock for which I allow him all by Debts Excepting buying a few bed Cloths for thee three Children Beds & the four part of Cattle & half my hogs and the Other half of my hogs to be Equally Divided between my three Children. Executor: TIMOTHY GRADLESS
URIAH COLLINS
Witnesses:
Joel Bartee
Richard [R] Rood

Probate: Hyde County. At the Court Begun and held at the Courthouse in Wood Stock Town on the first Tuesday in March 1752. The will was Exhibited into Court and prov'd by the Oaths of JOEL BARTEE and RICHARD WOOD. TIMOTHY GRADELESS, Executor, was Qualifyed by taken the oaths by Law Appointed. Ordered that Mr. Secretary have Notice thereof. FRAN EGLETON, Clk Court. Letters Granted and Issued 15 April 1752

SOURCES: 505 Wills (Original}, DAH/Craven County Deed Book 5, Craven County Courthouse.

[Noted that the will following Uriah Collins was that of Phillip Conner and was wifnessed by Joseph Hollowell, George Dukes and William Dukes. The Dukes were also from the same area of the Gradeless family in Dorchester (now Caroline Co.) MD. DEC]

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HYDE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
RECORD OF DEEDS !, 1736, 1762
Abstracted and Indexed by 
Allen Wilkinson Hart Norris
Publihsed by the Christopher Boyd Sheppard Memorial Fund of the 
Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society
Route 1 Box 74
Fairfield, NC 27826

152 (275-206) ROGER MASON, planter for love and goodwill to my son THOMAS MASON Jr., both of Hyde Co 70 acres as by pat in New Currituck; beg pine on bay, N50° E60p to gum in Gum Swamp, to head of small creek, along creek to Jacobs Bay, to 1st. 29 Dec. 1748. Roger Mason. Wit: John Mason, Timothy (X) Greadles. Test: Rd Leirmont, Reg.

174 (322-241_ JOHN CHAPMAN of Hyde Co to WILLOUGHBY ADDAMS, both planters £75 cm 50 acres Hyde Co E side Matchapongo River joining River Swamp and along marked trees dividing 100 acres between Willoughby Adams and Joseph Cox; Adams part runs from head line where marked trees end to River Swamp, to corner mulbery, to first marked black gum. Pat to John Smith Jr. 1745. 10 Aug 1749. John (J) Chapman, FREELOVE (f) Chapman. Wit: Nathaniel Miller, Joseph (J) Cox, Timothy (T) Gradles. Test: Rd Leirmont, Reg.

175 (326-241) JOHN CHAPMAN planter to JOSEPH COX, weaver both of Hyde Co £75 cm 50 acres Hyde Co E side Matchapongo River; beg black gun S side Shallop Creek, line parting 100 acres between Joseph Cox and Willoughby Adams which they bought of John CHAPMAN, pat to John Smith Jr. 1745. 10 Aug 1749. John (J) Chapman, FREELOVE (f) Chapman. Wit: Nathaniel Miller, Joseph (J) Cox, Timothy (T) Gradles. Test: Rd Leirmont, Reg.

190 (360-266) JOHN DAVIS, cooper to RICHARD WILKINSON, yeoman both of Hyde Co £200 old tener 120 acres Hyde Co; beg Chenkapin Point E side Matchapongo River at black srubby oak on river, to small srubby oak, to iron oak, to another iron oak, to pine, to another pint, to head branch out of Queen Creek, down Queens Creek to 1st. 20 Apr 1750. John (+) Davis. Wit: Abraham (A) Wilkinson, Timothy (T) Gradless, Wm. Silvester. Test: Rd Leirmont, Reg.


Court Reference See Gradeless v. Gradeless, 114 Ind. App. 10, 49 N.E.2d 398, 401 (1943) ---------------- Cicero, Indiana Web site: Cicero Town Council Phone 984-4900 Fax 984-5938 Charles Castor, Jack Denison (President), Kurt Earlywine, Geary Quinn, William Holliday, Harry Gradeless (Clerk-Treasurer) Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm ---------------- Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana Website. Can you help us find our lost alums? Please read through the class lists, If you know how to reach any of your fellow classmates, please email alumni@anderson.edu. Mr. Dennis L. Gradeless ------------------ Times-Union Court News 01-28-1997Estates The following estates, with an estimated value of $100,000 or more to be divided among the named beneficiaries, were filed in either Kosciusko Superior or Circuit Court Virgil L. Levy died Jan. 23, 1996, at the age of 78, leaving an estate valued at $228,440.34. Beneficiaries: Todd Hughes Levy, son, Marion; Thaddeus Louis Levy, son, Fort Wayne; Laura Ruth Celarek, daughter, Elgin, Ill.; Lydia Ellen Panyard, daughter, Fort Wayne; and Lisa Ann Gradeless, daughter, Hilliard, Ohio. ---------------------- University of North Carolina Library NAME: Gradeless, Robert Marriner (1908?-1984) CALL NO.: CRBo N87 1976-89 REEL NO.: 9 VOL. NO.: 1 PAGE(S): 59 NOTE:
Who is this guy? Name: John A. Grayless Descriptor: 6'0" 195# brn & brn Hometown: San Antonio, Texas USA
Biography: I was born a Poor-White-Trash-Army-Brat on 01/21/53:0012hrs. On growing up I was promoted to hite-Trash-Army-Brat and decided to get an education. After many years at various educational facilities I was promoted to White Trash and got a job. Having made a living for several years I was married and divorced thus obtaining the coveted rank of Hick (or !@$@!%^$!@# as my ex calls me). As I moved past my fortieth year my long years of practice paid off, I was awarded the title Dirty Old Man and elected to be President of the Association of Scumbags International. I am already planning for retirement and hope to one day be a Major Annoyance or may even Royal Pain.
Thank you, 

DocJag


               Alright, here's the real scoop!
               Name: John A. Grayless
               Born: January 21, 1953
               Hght: 6'0" (182cm)
               Wght: 195# (88kg)
               Eyes: Brown (glasses, astigmatic)
               Hair: Brown (straight, short)
               Sex: single divorced male
               Educ: adv. grad. (compsci, psych)
               Home: San Antonio, Texas, USA
               Interests: computers, physics, space, animals, history, books
               Bad Habits: smoking, light drinking, messy, mIRC, others 
               I'm sure my friends could tell you about...

Favorites: long country drives, cooking for friends, discovering new places, 
exploring life's mysteries, watching Japanese
animation, my lady! 

MyHobbies: Programming and playing 3D computer games, amateur radio (KC5BDI), 
cooking and eating great food, wishing I had
my pilot's license again (bad heart), my birds!

Internet: My favorite net on the IRC is Undernet. I like to hang with friends on #StreetCorner 
(when it's open) although I frequent #Ausom, #grapevine, #TheParlor and several others. 
I like to watch NASA-TV on CUSEEME when it's available. I like to wander the
net checking out individual's home pages. My newsgroups: alt.binaries.sounds.movies, 
alt.binaries.sounds.cartoons and
alt.sci.physics.particle

                          InGeneral: I have a stable, generally upbeat personality. I love my
                          work and private lives though I tend to separate the two. I am friendly
                          and relaxed (at least polite) with everyone I meet. I'm old fashioned
                          even though I strongly believe in understanding other's lifestyles. I
                          work very hard and strive toward perfection. I relax with friends just as
                          intensely as I work. I have strongly held beliefs in work and personal
                          responsibility that are simple, commonsense and widely held. I am
                          forgetful and have trouble keeping track of times and dates, as do
                          many tech-heads (typical scientist). I smile and laugh a great deal. I
                          also enjoy making others laugh and hate to be serious when relaxing
                          with friends. I've come to enjoy the quirkiness in British and Japanese
                          comedy. My favorite living comedian is Tim Alan. My all-time favorite
                          (dead) is Gracie Allan (George Burns wife).

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Warsaw Times-Union Court News 05-20-1997 Bankruptcies • Robert Eugene and Lori Ann Grayless, 12966 S. Packerton Road, Silver Lake. Chapter 13. April 9. Assets: $97,626.59. Debts: $116,472.17. --------------------- 34. Samuel Sterling was born in 1802 in Derry Tws, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 16 Mar 1865 in Shreve, Ohio. !Listed as # 27 page 1165 in the Stering Genealogy Listed as a Blacksmith near Shreve, Ohio He was married to Delilah Craig in Pennsylvania, USA. Delilah Craig was born in 1803. She died on 9 Aug 1872. Listed as married in Pennsylvania in Sterling Genealogy. Listed as having 6 children dead before 1906 date of Sterling Genealogy. Samuel Sterling and Delilah Craig had the following children: +167 i. William C Stirlen. +168 ii. Wilson R Stirlen. +169 iii. Andrew Jackson Stirlen. +170 iv. James Stirlen. +171 v. Alexander Stirlen. +172 vi. Sarah Jane Stirlen. +173 vii. Elizabeth Stirlen. +174 viii. Martin VanBuren Stirlen. +175 ix. Nancy Stirlen. 168. Wilson R Stirlen was born on 26 Jul 1826. Listed in Sterling Genealogy. Listed in Valley of The Upper Maumee River. Listed in Historical Account of Allen County and The City of Fort Wayne. "The Story of its Progress From Savagery to Civilization by Brant & Fuller Madison, Wis." He was married to Rachel Harrison on 30 Nov 1848. Rachel Harrison died on 30 Sep 1849. Listed in Valley of The Upper Maumee River. Listed in Historical Account of Allen County and The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. "The Story of its Progress from Savagery to Civilization., Madison, Wis., by Brant & Fuller. He was married to Cynthia Grayless on 1 Jan 1852. Cynthia Grayless died in Apr 1857. Listed in Valley of The Upper Maumee River. Wilson R Stirlen and Cynthia Grayless had the following children: 540 i. Josiah Stirlen. Listed in The Valley of The Upper Maumee River. 541 ii. Allen Stirlen. Listed in the Valley of The Upper Maumee River. 542 iii. Alfred L Stirlen was born on 17 Aug 1857 in Allen, Indiania, USA. Listed in Portrait and Biographical Record Johnson and Pettis County, Missouri by Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill., 1895. Located in Kansas City, Missouri Library. Volume MV Q920.07. P 85JP, pages 359-360 He was married to Rebecca Vanmeter on 5 Oct 1857. Wilson R Stirlen and Rebecca Vanmeter had the following children: 543 i. Mary Florence Stirlen. ! 544 ii. Hattie E Stirlen. ! z 545 iii. John G Stirlen. ! 546 iv. Clara B Stirlen. !
35. Beloit Daily News - Thursday, December 14, 1995 Mercy Hospital Admitted _ Dannie Grayless, Cynthia Reidle, Orfordville
NESBITT, PAUL HOMER, 1904-
College professor, curator, consultant. Born: August 14, 1904, Savanna, Ill. Parents: Thomas Elmer and Extelle (Grayless) Nesbitt. Married: Antionette Rogers, March 18, 1927. Married: Helen Stone Devine, October 22, 1954. Children: Two. Education: Beloit College, B.A., 1926; University of Chicago, M.A., 1930, Ph.D., 1938. Taught anthropology at Beloit, 1930- 1945; Curator of the Logan Museum, 1935-1945; technical director for the National Museum of Guatemala, 1946-1948; director and film consultant for the Arctic-Desert-Tropic Information Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, 1948-1967; professor and department chairman at the University of Alabama, 1967-1974. Leader of archaeology and life science expeditions to Algeria, France, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela, Southeast Asia, and Greenland. Member: American Anthropological Association, Society of American Archaeology, American Association for Advancement of Science, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Arctic Institute of North America, and the Alabama Academy of Science.
Source: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 77.

Author: The Ancient Mimbrenos. Beloit, Wisc.: Logan Museum, 1931.

Anthropology in the Armed Services. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University, 1958.

Battle of the Washita. Oklahoma City, Okla.: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1925.

A Pilot's Survival Manual. New York: Van Nostrand- Reinhold, 1978.

Starkweather Ruin. Beloit, Wisc.: Logan Museum, 1938.

The Survival Book. Toronto: Van Nostrand, 1959.

Churches of Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley CHRISTIAN UNION - St. Rd. 46 and Hulman Street. Mark Grayless, minister. Clay Parrett, Assoc./ Youth minister Bible School 9:20 am Worship and Communion 10:30 am and 6 pm Youth Meeting 5 pm
Danny L. Grayless (13919 Berg Rd., Orfordville, WI 53576)
Times-Union Court News 05-20-1997 Bankruptcies • Robert Eugene and Lori Ann Grayless, 12966 S. Packerton Road, Silver Lake. Chapter 13. April 9. Assets: $97,626.59. Debts: $116,472.17. ---------------- Times-Union Court News 04-29-1997 The following people also paid $123 in court costs: Battery – Fined $50 in July was Charles Collier, Pierceton. ------------------- Times-Union Court News 06-10-1997 Circuit Court Filings The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding: Complaints • Marion T. Collier, Ind. 13S, Pierceton, vs. Charles R. Collier, South CR 725E, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks possession of personal property, and an amount to compensate for detention of property.
The Charlestown Gazette, Charelstown, VW: James Grealis SANDYVILLE - James Grealis, 45, of Sandyville died April 18, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a native of Philadelphia and was retired. Surviving: wife, Ruth R. Roush Grealis; daughters, Pamela Grealis of Gallipolis, Ohio, Amy Grealis of Millwood, Amanda Grealis of Sandyville; mother, Geneva Grealis of Sandyville; father, Edward Grealis of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Pete of Parkersburg, Bill of Charleston; sisters, Kathleen Grealis of Ravenswood, Mildred Grealis of Charlotte; one grandchild. The body was donated to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg. Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, provided information.
Gradeless Research 1998 Warsaw Times Union, Warsaw, Indiana. Thursday, January 8, 1988 Page 3A:
Charles E. Gradeless


          HUNTINGTON - Charles E. Gradeless, 72, of 6839 Ind. 25N, Rochester (Talma), and formerly of Bippus, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 1998., in his home.

          He was born JuLy 3, 1925, in Huntington County, to Walter and Lela Bare Gradeless. On Feb.24, 1946, in Huntington, he married Evelyn Garshwiler, who survives.

          He worked at Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, for 11 years, retiring in 1988, and was formerly a truck driver for Rollcoater Trucking, Pendleton.

          Other survivors include three sons: Alan Gradeless, Hendersonville, Temi.; David Gradeless, Huntington; and Charlie Gradeless, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Christine) Duhamell, Greencastle, and Mrs. Ross (Carlene) Staller, South Whitley; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Leach, North Webster; and a brother, Harmon Gradeless, Almond, Wis. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

          Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Huntington Chapel. Burial will be Riverside Cemetery, Andrews. Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.
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Maryland Indexes
Marriage References
MSA S 1527 

Grayless, Jesse, m. by 3 March 1762, Trephenia Johnson (DOLR 18 Old:151). 

DOLR         Dorchester Co. Land Records 


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MARION COUNTY, OHIO PROBATE COURT MARRIAGE RECORDS
VOLUME I 1824-1835
Grayless, William	Hinton, Susannah	8/19/1828	JPDavid Tipton
Grayaless, William	Philander, Unis  	5/15/1836	JP G. Snyder

1883 History of Marion Co. Ohio:
JAMES H. BERRY (Pleasant Township) is a native of Marion Township, where he was born June 16, 1833. He is a son of Abraham and Ann (De Witt) Berry. Our subject's great-grandfather, other, Alexander Berry, and grandfather emigrated to Ohio in 1822. The former, of Scotch-Irish descent, entered the south half of the city of Marion City. James, his father, purchased sixty acres, where our subject now resides. Mr. B.'s education was obtained wholly at the common schools. He inherited twenty acres, and has since purchased forty acres more, making sixty acres of good land, valued at $100 per acre. He has made. all the improvements the barn in 1868, costing $500, and a fine house in 1878, costing $1,500. He owns good stock. April 8, 1856. he married Matilda Clark, daughter of William and Sarah Clark, of Morrow County. She was a highly respected lady, but, departed this life in 1883, aged forty-nine years, leaving two children-Martha A. and Eva E. Our subject officiated as Town Treasurer three years, Constable one year and Trustee two years.

JAMES R. BERRY, (Green Camp Township) with Matthews & Porter, was born in Green Camp, Ohio, December 8, 1856, to James C. and Eliza (Sullivan) Berry. The former was born near Abington, Va., in 1823; the latter was born in Green Camp Township February 21, 1835. James C. removed to Ohio in 1848, settling with his father near Green Camp. This father, John Berry, purchased 1,100 acres of forest land lying west of the Scioto, and at his decease this vast estate fell to his children-Catherine, Clara, Nancy, Mary, Margaret, Campbell, Robert, William, Thomas, Hugh and James C. Berry. This property has now all passed from the Berry heirs, save what is hold by James B. and his sister. His grandfather Sullivan was a soldier in the war of 1812. His father enlisted in the late war, August 21, 1864, and died at Charlotte, N. C., July 11, 1865. Mr. Berry is one of a family of five children, three deceased-David. C., Libbie J. and Susie. Ollie M., now Mrs. Duross, is also a resident of Green Camp. Our subject is a member of the I00F. and is a young man of promise.

WILLIAM A. BERRY (Green Camp Township) was born in Springfield, Ohio, August 4, 1887. His father, John F. T. Berry, of German stock, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, February 20, 1811; his mother, Elizabeth (Close) Berry, of English ancestry, was a native of the same county, born in 1816. They were the parents of ton children, viz., Martin, Robert, Joshua, William A., Samuel, Minerva, Catherine, Ellen, Coonrad and an infant; the last three are deceased. Their mother dying, Mr. Berry again married, in 1849, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, a widowed daughter of Daniel Reed. She bore him five heirs -John F. T., Jr., James C., Albert E. and Mary, living; Alma died. Mr. Berry also died in Marion County January 8, 1859. The subject of this sketch passed his boyhood on the farm and in the common schools of Marion Township. He enlisted, April 20, 1861, in response to President Lincoln's first call for volunteers; be reenlisted, June 6, 1861, in Company K. Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to serve three years, and did gallant service at Rich Mountain, Romney, Winchester, Port Republic, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristol, St. Mine Run and Norton's Ford, where he was wounded. His discharge was granted at Columbus, Ohio, June 22, 1864. His matrimonial union with Miss Nancy A. Snyder occurred February 16, 1865; she was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Jones) Snyder, who had seven children, two other's living-Samuel J. and Orpha R. The deceased were Euphema, Catherine J., Mary E. and an infant daughter. Mrs. Berry was born in Pleasant Township March 16, 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Berry's children are as follows: Sheridan C., born December 4, 1865; Samuel E., May 11, 1867; Ella F., December 9, 1869; Adeline A., February 6, 1872; Milton W., December 15, 1873; Jetta V., June 7, 1876; Harley W., July 11, 1882; and Ulysses E., August 19, 1868, dying January 7, 1869. Our subject has been a farmer all these years, and now owns 104 acres of arable land. He is an exemplary neighbor, a strong Republican and a faithful member, with his wife, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

1907 HISTORY OF MARION COUNTY, OHIO AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS

WILLIAM A. BERRY, who was for many years one of the best known farmers of Green Camp township, passed out of this life April 13, 1903. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, August 4, 1837, and was a son of John F. T. and Elizabeth (Close) Berry.
John F. T. Berry, who was of German descent, was born February 20, 1811, in Fairfield County, Ohio, and his wife, the mother of our subject, who was also born in the same county in 1815, was of English ancestry. Their union resulted in the birth of 10 children. After the death of the mother of our subject, Mr. Berry again married, 1849, his second wife being Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, a daughter of Daniel Reed. Mr. Berry died in Marion County in 1859.
William A. Berry was reared on a farm in Marion township and obtained his education in the township schools. He was one of the first to respond to President Lincoln's first call for volunteers and enlisted on April 20, 1861. He reenlisted, June 6, 1861, in Company K. Fourth Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., to serve three years, and gave faithful service at the battles of Rich Mountain, Romney, Winchester, Port Republic, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristol, Mine Run, and Morton's Ford, where he was wounded. His discharge was granted June 22, 1864. After the war, Mr. Berry returned to. Marion County and engaged in farming on his well-improved farm of 104 acres in Green Camp township.
Mr. Berry was united in marriage February 16, 1865, with Nancy A. Snyder, who was born March 16, 1841, in Pleasant township, and was a daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Jones) Snyder. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Berry: Sheridan C., born December 4, 1865, who died February 1, 1888; Samuel E., born May 11, 1867, residing in Marion, who married Anna Collins; Ella F., born December 9, 1869, who resides on the homestead; Adeline A., born February 6, 1872, who married Jacob Seiter, of Green Camp township, and has three children; Milton W., born December 15, 1873, who died December 19, 1897; Jetta V., born June 7, 1876, who died February 9, 1902; Harley W., born July 11, 1882, and Katie 0., born March 30, 1884, both living on the home farm and Ulysses Eugene, born August 19, 1868, who died January 7, 1869. Mrs. Berry died, December 23, 1901.

Marion County Cemetery Inscriptions


 BERRY, Abraham      d Dec 13 1838 Aged: 35y 4m 11d  
                                   Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Alice        d/o William H. Self d Sep 21 1896 
                                         Aged: 46y 4m  LaRue (64)  Montgomery
 BERRY, Alma A.      Jul 18 1896 - Jan 9 1953  Marion Mausoleum (54)  Marion
 BERRY, Arthur J.    Aug 20 1876 - Dec 31 1961  Marion Mausoleum (54)  Marion
 BERRY, Charles      d Oct 8 1907 Aged: 76y  Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Crissa J.    d/o H.H.8 M.A. d Nov 21 1846 Aged: 9m  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, David C.     s/o J.C.& E.J. d Apr 16 186*4 
                                        Aged: *5y 9m  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Eliza J.     w/o J.C. d Aug 5 1875 Aged: 40y 5m 14d  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Elizabeth    w/o J.F.T. d Jan 2 1849 Aged: 34y 3m 17d  
                                Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, James        d Mar 19 1851 Aged: 23y 10m 10d  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, James *W.    s/o J.H. & M. d Sep 27 18__  
                              Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, James C.     d Jul 11 1865 Aged: _2y 8m 15d Chancellorville, N.C. 
                                   Co. B 180 Reg OVI  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, John F.T.    d Jan 8 1837 Aged: 48y 21d  
                                  Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Lewis M.     Co. F. 179th OVI d Oct 30 1899  
                                  Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Libbie J.    d/o J.C.& E. d Oct 11 1864 Aged: 2y 1m *1d  
                                  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Lydia A.     w/o E.M. d Aug 8 1882 Aged: 25y 5m 12d  
                                  Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Maria        w/o Thomas B. d Dec 16 1900 Aged: 79y 1m 4d  
                                  Prospect (85)  Prospect
 BERRY, Matilda R.   w/o W.H. d Aug 9 1904 Aged: 50y 2m 25d  
                                  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Milton J.    s/o H.H. & M.A. d Mar 6 1849 
                              Aged: 18d  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Prudence     w/o Charles d Mar 24 1911 Aged: 74y  
                              Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Rebecca      w/o M.F.T. d Aug 22 1885 Aged: 52y 9m 25d  
                              Meeker-Frame (65)  Montgomery
 BERRY, Robert R.    d Aug 20 1848 
                     Aged: 4y 10m 20d s/o John C.& 
                     Clementine Mounts (75) Pleasant
 BERRY, Samuel H.    Aug 16 1827 - May 7 1870 Co D 82nd OVI  
                     Pleasant Liberty (78)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Susannah G.  d/o H.H.8 M.A. d Jan 22 1851 
                     Aged: 2y 11m 21d  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Suzie B.     d/o J.C. & E. d Sep 23 18*64 
                     Aged: 6y 4m 15d  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, Thos B.      d Feb 3 1856 Aged: 35y 16d  Prospect (85)  Prospect
 BERRY, W.H.         (dates illegible)  Mounts (75)  Pleasant
 BERRY, William A.   s/o T.B.& M. d Jun 6 1848 
                     Aged: 2y 5m 9d  Mounts (75)  Pleasant



MARION COUNTY, OHIO
PROBATE COURT MARRIAGE RECORDS

Grayless, William	Hinton, Susannah	8/19/1828	JPDavid Tipton
Grayaless, William	Philander, Unis	5/15/1836	JP G. Snyder




Marion Co Ohio Marriages.




Berry, Abram	Dewitt, Ann	11/11/1830	Rev Aaron Hatch
Berry, Catharine	Williams, John	3/ 1/1832	JP Samuel Powell
Berry, Elizabeth	Milizer, Henry	11/19/1824	JP John Stealy
Berry, Henry	Powell, Christena	1/27/1831	JP Alonzo Monroe
Berry, Nancy	Green, Aaron	5/ 2/1833	.JP John Wick
Berry, Robert	Porter, Jane	4/1/1834	Rev Erastus Felton
Berry, Samuel	Hinton, Catharine	2/16/1830	JP Benjamin Davis
Berry, Sophia	Bounds, Thomas	9/29/1825	JP Alexander Berry
Berry, Avhison	Close, Emeline	6/22/1841	JP Jacob Kefner - Claridon Twp.
Berry, Caroline	Davis, Jesse	9/4/1836	JP Curtis Allen
Berry, Clarissia	Hatcher, Alexadner	5/2/1837	JP Samuel Powell
Berry, John C.	Vanorman, Clementine	4/18/1838	JP Samuel Powell 
Berry, Nancy	Porter, John H.	7/81837	JP Curtis Allen
Berry, Nathan	Maddox, Catharine	2/19/1837	JP Curtis Allen
Berry, Susan	Glea, Thomas	5/10/1839	JP Michael Alspaugh
Berry, William	Johnston, Nancy	12/31/1840	MG Aaron Hatch
Berry, Ann	Close, Andrew	10/6/1842 (Lic)	No Return
Berry, Hugh	Kepley, Mary Ann	2/5/1846	JP J. Chard
Berry, John	Martin, Elizabeth	4/5/1849	MG Jacob Berger
Berry, Margaret R.	Moore, David C.	2/27/1848	JP George Court
Berry, Mary	Cummins, William	3/12/1844	JP George Court
Berry, Rev Atkinson	6/28/1847	United Brethren in Christ - Delaware Co., 3/16/1847
Berry, Samuel	Barnett, Mary	3/14/1847	JP J. D. Robison
Berry, Samuel	Bounds, Julianna	4/1/1849	MG J. Berger
Berry, Susan	Redd, Joseph	5/25/1849 (Lic)	No Return
Berry, Charles	Huffman, Providence	9/29/1853	Rev. George W. Baker
Berry, Elizabeth	Crouso, Nicholas	5/13/1852	O. E. Baker
Berry, Harmon	McWherter, Almira	6/19/1851	Elder George W. Baker
Berry, James C.	Sulivan, Eliza J.	4/3/1853	MG Aaron Hatch
Berry, Lewis M.	Folk, Betsy Ann	12/1/1853	MG J. S. Meisz
Berry, Peter S.	Piatt, Tabitha	5/25/1852	JP J. P. Tunis
Berry, Cynthia	Imbody, Wilson	3/12/1857	JP F. W. Yoe
Berry, Elizabeth	Bruce, James	7/17/1859	JP James E. Fouke
Berry, Elizabeth Jane	Chard, Richard	4/17/1856	Alixander Porter
Berry, Henrietta	Cochrel, John	3/25/1858	Rev. Arkinson Berry
Berry, Martin	Arnold, Rebecca	7/17/1856	B. W. Day
Berry, Robert	Costner, Margaret C.	11/18/1858	Elder R. Hohn
Berry, Ellen D.	Sult, Joseph	12/21/1865	Rev. C. L. Barlow
Berry, Jane	Showers, Charles	4/3/1862	Rev. S. Coulter
Berry, Menny C.	Renaud, Alx	11/16/1866	Rev. A. D. Matthews
Berry, Susan	Brinker, Thomas H.	2/11/1866	Rev. A. D. Matthews
Berry, William A.  Snyder, Nancy A.  2/16/1865 - 
                   License obtained by David T. Brick Rev. Francis Clymer
Berry, Samuel W.   Redd, Minerva E.  12/26/1867 - 
                   License obtained by Joshua Berry Rev. A. D. Matthews

Headline: FAMILY DEATHS STUN TOWN
Publication Date: February 21, 1995
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Page: A7
Subjects: HOMICIDE; FAMILY; SUICIDE; MULTIPLE
Region: Pacific Rim; Washington
Obituary: Residents left flowers and notes yesterday on the blackened spot of pavement where the bodies of three slain children were found in a burning van. Their father had committed suicide nearby.
Even police Chief James Gradeless, a 20-year law enforcement veteran who also served with Special Forces in Vietnam, was shaken by what he saw this weekend in his town.
"It's not a Kill Devil Hills story," Gradeless said. "It's an American story. It bothers all of our consciences because somewhere, some place, society has failed to prevent this kind of thing from happening."


------------------------------------- North Carolina Death Records Name: GRADELESS, ROBERT MARRINER Date of Birth: March 10, 1908 Death Date: July 08, 1984 Sex: Male Race: White Age: 76 Years Place of Occurance: , Beaufort, North Carolina Place of Residence: . Beaufort, North Carolina Autopsy: No Hospital: General Hospital 20-34 Beds Marital Status: Married Attendant: Physician Mode of Burial: Burial in state State of Birth: North Carolina SSN: 225078912 Fathers Surname: GRADELESS Place of Injury: ------------------------------------------------------- Michigan Death Index 1971-1996 First Name Beverly Initial K Last Name GRADELESS Sex Female Alias Day of Birth 01 Month of Birth 06 Year of Birth 1942 Day of Death 20 Month of Death October Year of Death 1992 City of Residence Milton County of Residence Cass State of Residence Michigan City of Death Milton County of Death Cass State of Death Michigan Death Certificate No. 058446 ------------------------------------------------------------- Marriages--Indiana to 1850 Marriage Date Gradeless, Aquilla Pence, Henry Dec 30 1838 Gradeless, Milo Smith, Hannah Jul 01 1839 Gradeless, Charles W. Turner, Jane Dec 31 1841 Gradeless, Elizabeth Hively, John Jan 20 1842 Gradeless, Moses Smith, Mary Sep 011842 Gradeless, Nathan Hively, Catharine Dec 23 1849 Gradeless, Mariah Knight, Joseph Mar 10 1850 Gradeless, Aquilla Pence, Henry Dec 30 1838 Gradeless, Milo Smith, Hannah Jul 01 1839 Gradeless, Charles W. Turner, Jane Dec 31 1841 --------------------------------------------------------------- 1998 Social Security Search Name Born Died Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued Request B GRADELESS 1 Jun 1942 15 Oct 1992 (No Location Given) (No Location Given) 313-44-2765 Indiana (Between 1959 and 1960) CECIL GRADELESS 14 Dec 1899 Jun 1969 23518 (Norfolk, Norfolk (City), VA) (No Location Given) 246-14-6399 North Carolina (Before 1951) CECIL GRADELESS 11 Oct 1927 9 Jan 1995 25312 (Charleston, Kanawha, WV) (No Location Given) 228-20-8570 Virginia (Before 1951) CHARLES GRADELESS 3 Jul 1925 8 Jan 1998 46975 (Rochester, Fulton, IN) (No Location Given) 313-30-8283 Indiana (Before 1951) DAVID GRADELESS 4 Jan 1961 Jul 1984 (No Location Given) (No Location Given) 246-13-4387 North Carolina (1974) EILEEN GRADELESS 20 Feb 1898 17 Feb 1995 46562 (Pierceton, Kosciusko, IN) (No Location Given) 305-03-7807 Indiana (Before 1951) FANNIE GRADELESS 18 Nov 1886 May 1975 46787 (South Whitley, Whitley, IN) (No Location Given) 306-70-9196 Indiana (1973) FLORENCE GRADELESS 24 Feb 1900 Dec 1983 46725 (Columbia City, Whitley, IN) (No Location Given) 316-30-0299 Indiana (Before 1951) GEORGE GRADELESS 11 Apr 1929 Feb 1980 (No Location Given) (No Location Given) 230-22-4427 Virginia (Before 1951) LIDA GRADELESS 17 Jul 1900 3 Jan 1997 27810 (Belhaven, NC) (No Location Given) 239-16-8619 North Carolina (Before 1951) Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States, General Land Office, Missouri Land Patents: PATENTEE NAME SIGNATURE DATE DOCUMENT NR. ACCESSION NR GRAYLESS, CHARLES W 04/02/1857 20143 MO4730__.400 GRAYLESS, WILLIAM 04/15/1853 27280 MO2500__.233 Document Nr. : 20143 Patentee Name: GRAYLESS, CHARLES W Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y Signature Date: 4/2/57 Land Office: PLATTSBURG Legal Land Descriptions: Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Twp Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties 1 W½SE 20/ 60-N 28-W N 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN 80 DAVIESS Document Nr. : 27280 Patentee Name: GRAYLESS, WILLIAM Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) Signature Present: Y Signature Date: 4/15/53 Land Office: PALMYRA Legal Land Descriptions Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Twp Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties 1 NWSW 18/ 57-N 9-W N 5TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN 46.89 SHELBY
Gradeless Research 1999 Columbia City Mail, Vol XIII No. 16, (Nov, 1904), column 2: Circuit Court News:

          Charles Gradeless has brought suit against William VanMeter for damages for injuries received at the hands of the defendant. The plaintiff says that he met Van Meter on the public highway and was kicked by him and beaten about his face and eyes and other portions of his body and that he suffered great mental pain and anguish of mind and was brought into public contumely and disgrace to the amount of one hundred dollars. Marshall, McNagny & Clugston are attorneys for the plaintiff.
Obituaries

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COLE, Fay (GRAYLESS); 89; Cleveland TX; Cleveland Advocate; 1998-9-9; mcashan COLE, Fay (GRAYLESS); 89; Cleveland TX; Houston Chronicle; 1998-9-2; jhodgin GRAYLESS, F N "Jack"; 73; Blue Springs MO; K C Star; 1998-11-8; dlcict GRAYLESS, F N "Jack"; 73; Blue Springs MO; Springfield N-L; 1998-11-10; hkohut GRAYLESS, F N "Jack"; 73; Savanna IL; Blue Springs MO; Independence E; 1998-11-9; fdsmith GRAYLESS, Ronald James; 30; ; Seattle Times (WA); 1996-1-7; sherdh REGAN, Mary E "Mae"(GRAYLESS); 86; New Beford MA; Standard-Times; 1995-2-27; pdg GRADELESS, Alice (CUTHRELL); 88; Kinston NC; Raleigh N & O; 1999-4-26; joelb BITNER, Carol A (GREALIS); 58; Cleveland OH; Las Vegas NV; Las Vegas R-J; 1997-8-8; rossy GREALIS, Charles Francis; 62; Cleveland OH; Las Vegas NV; Las Vegas R-J; 1998-9-29; rossy GREALIS, Charles Francis; 62; Cleveland OH; Las Vegas NV; Las Vegas Sun; 1998-9-29; neb GREALIS, Donald John; 68; Belleville ON; Toronto Star; 1998-2-21; aashfield GREALIS, Donald John; 69; Belleville ON; Belleville I; 1998-2-20; joann GREALIS, Edward F; 75; Ravenswood WV; Monroe NC; Charleston DM (WV); 1999-1-5; cwkirsch GREALIS, Edward Francis; 75; Brunswick NJ; Union Co NC; Charlotte Obs; 1999-1-6; cher GREALIS, James; 45; Philadelphia PA ;Sandyville WV; Charleston DM; 1997-4-19; cwkirsch GREALIS, John A; 69; ; Worcester T-G (MA); 1996-3-21; cwhee GREALIS, Josephine R (O'DONNELL); 88; Greenfield MA; R Greenfield; 1999-2-8; rwwl GREALIS, Josephine R (O'DONNELL); 88; Greenfield MA; Spfld U-N; 1999-2-8; fgibeau GREALIS, Martha ( ); 73; Ventnor NJ; ATC Press; 1999-2-25; cbentiv GREALIS, Thomas; 77; Crab Orchard WV; Charleston DM; 1998-12-23; cwkirsch BARKER-ROBINSON, Deirdre (ULSHAFER) (GREALISH); 62; New York NY; Cocoa FL; Florida Today; 1997-9-2; ylifter FOLEY-MULKERN, Bridget "Delia" (GREALISH); ; North Reading MA; Boston Globe; 1996-12-29; jgraham GEARY, Winifred Teresa (GREALISH); ; Allston MA; Boston G; 1995-6-10; cgodbout GEARY, Winifred Teresa (GREALISH); ; Allston MA; Boston G; 1995-6-9; cgodbout GREALISH, Edward C Sr; 88; Methuen MA; Lawrence T; 1997-1-2; cgdbout GREALISH, John L; 72; Shaler PA; Pittsburgh P-G; 1996-11-5; cschartnr GREALISH, Patrick Earl; 70; Springfield OR; Register-Guard; 1999-3-16; carle GREALISH, Ruby (SUMMERALL); 94; Augusta GA; Augusta Ch; 1995-10-31; lfoley MULKERN, Bridget "Delia" (GREALISH)[FOLEY]; 91; N Reading MA; Lawrence T; 1996-12-29; cgdbout SULLIVAN, Mary Catherine (GREALISH); 60; NO Augusta SC; The State; 1997-2-22; llblades GRELIS, Nancy A ( ); 88; Longport NJ; Philadelphia D-N (PA); 1999-1-5; cwkirsch Times-Union Court News 02-24-1998 Circuit Court Marriage Dissolutions Grayless Robert Grayless, South Packerton Road, Silver Lake, and Lori Grayless, Evansville, Wis. They were married July 4, 1985, and separated Feb. 12, 1998. There is one minor child. Times-Union Court News 02-23-1999 Circuit Court Judgments The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding: Complaints • Standard Federal Bank vs. Robert E. and Lori A. Grayless. Plaintiff awarded $77,321.25, plus interest, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment. Times-Union Court News 10-06-1998 Circuit Court Filings The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding: Complaints • Standard Federal Bank vs. Robert E. and Lori A. Grayless, South Packerton Road, Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks $72,046.97 due on promissory note, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs, attorney fees and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment. --------------------------------------------- Indiana Teaching Licenses: GRAYLESS CASSANDRA J ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 612340 Issue: 10/31/95 Expire: 10/31/2000 College: PURDUE UNIVERSITY Degree: BACHELOR Preparation: EARLY CHILDHOOD Gradation: STANDARD Basis: RULES 46-47 Action: ORIGINAL Void: Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: IR Area: KINDERGARTEN Area: EARLY CHILDHOOD ------------------------------ GRAYLESS HERMAS ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 625504 Issue: 08/22/96 Expire: 08/22/2001 College: TEXAS Degree: MASTER Preparation: ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION Gradation: STANDARD Basis: RULES 46-47 Action: ORIGINAL Void: Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION AND SUPER ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 624172 Issue: 08/05/96 Expire: 08/05/2006 College: TEXAS Degree: MASTER Preparation: GENERAL ELEMENTARY Gradation: PROFESSIONAL Basis: RULES 46-47 Action: CONVERSION Void: PRIOR Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: GENERAL ELEMENTARY ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 426074 Issue: 06/16/86 Expire: 06/16/1991 College: NEW YORK Degree: BACHELOR Preparation: GENERAL ELEMENTARY Gradation: STANDARD Basis: RULES 46-47 Action: ORIGINAL Void: Change: License Status: INACTIVE Intern: Area: GENERAL ELEMENTARY --------------- GRAYLESS WILMA ANN ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 339604 Issue: 10/17/80 Expire: Life College: INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Degree: MASTER Preparation: SECONDARY Gradation: PROFESSIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: CONVERSION Void: Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: MENTALLY RETARDED Area: LEARNING DISABLED Area: SERIOUSLY EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED --------CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE INFORMATION (DOE-CE/CP)------Oct 1 1998 School Corporation: Vigo County School Corp Degree: Master's Degree Experience: 22 yrs Days: 182 Salary: 46851 Prior Year: Employed in the schools of this corporation. School: Terre Town Elementary School Subject: Autism, Combined Grade Levels Pupils: 1 School: Terre Town Elementary School Subject: Learning Disabled, Combined Grade Levels Pupils: 27 School: Terre Town Elementary School Subject: Other Health Impairment, Combined Grade Leve Pupils: 4 ---------------------------------- GRADELESS CONSTANCE ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 258131 Issue: 12/25/89 Expire: Life College: INDIANA UNIVERSITY Degree: MASTER Preparation: GENERAL ELEMENTARY Gradation: PROFESSIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: CONVERSION Void: Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: GENERAL ELEMENTARY -------------------------------------- GRADELESS DENNIS L ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 256036 Issue: 12/25/89 Expire: Life College: INDIANA UNIVERSITY Degree: MASTER Preparation: SECONDARY Gradation: PROFESSIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: CONVERSION Void: Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: SOCIOLOGY Area: UNITED STATES HISTORY ------------------------------------ GRADELESS DONALD ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 575626 Issue: 08/09/93 Expire: 08/09/2003 College: WISCONSIN Degree: DOCTORATE Preparation: SECONDARY Gradation: PROFESSIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: CONVERSION Void: PRIOR Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: BUSINESS EDUCATION WITH SHORTHAND/B Area: DATA PROCESSING Area: VOCATIONAL BUSINESS AND OFFICE EDUC -------------------------------------------- GRADELESS KATHRYN L ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 409055 Issue: 10/09/85 Expire: 10/09/1990 College: ANDERSON COLLEGE Degree: BACHELOR Preparation: GENERAL ELEMENTARY Gradation: PROVISIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: RENEWAL Void: 397478 Change: License Status: INACTIVE Intern: Area: GENERAL ELEMENTARY ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 397478 Issue: 02/07/85 Expire: 11/24/1974 College: ANDERSON COLLEGE Degree: BACHELOR Preparation: GENERAL ELEMENTARY Gradation: PROVISIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: DUPLICATE Void: 141472 Change: License Status: INACTIVE Intern: Area: GENERAL ELEMENTARY ------------------------------------- GRADELESS KENNETH GENE ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 297357 Issue: 12/25/89 Expire: 04/13/1980 College: GOSHEN COLLEGE Degree: BACHELOR Preparation: SECONDARY Gradation: PROVISIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: RENEWAL Void: Change: License Status: INACTIVE Intern: Area: BUSINESS EDUCATION WITH BOOKKEEPING ---------------------------------------------- GRADELESS SALLY JO ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 302906 Issue: 12/25/89 Expire: 08/08/1983 College: MANCHESTER COLLEGE Degree: BACHELOR Preparation: SECONDARY Gradation: PROVISIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: ORIGINAL Void: Change: License Status: INACTIVE Intern: Area: MATHEMATICS ---------------------LICENSE INFO---------------------- License No: 378675 Issue: 08/23/83 Expire: Life College: MANCHESTER COLLEGE Degree: MASTER Preparation: SECONDARY Gradation: PROFESSIONAL Basis: BULLETIN 400 Action: CONVERSION Void: 302906 Change: License Status: ACTIVE Intern: Area: MATHEMATICS --------------------------------------------------------- Headline: SOUTHERN INDIANA DEATHS Publication Date: June 21, 1999 Source: The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY Page: Subjects: Region: Obituary: NEW ALBANY - Sheila Little Bramlett, 50, died Saturday at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was president of W.T. Bramlett Corp. and a member of Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Southern Indiana and Northside Christian Church. Survivors: sons Craig A. and Shawn A. Bramlett; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Little; and sisters Cindy A. Murphy, Nancy L. Fisher, Darla J. Gradeless and Terri L. Mullins. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday, her church. Entombment: Kraft-Graceland Memorial. Visitation: Kraft, Charlestown Road, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial gifts: her church. ---------------------------------------------------------- Headline: Death Notices (Part Two) Publication Date: April 26, 1999 Source: The News & Observer Raleigh, NC

KINSTON - Alice Cuthrell Gradeless, 88, of 1603 West Road, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. She was a former nurse at Pungo District Hos- pital, Belhaven, preceded in death by her parents Peter Stapleford Cuthrell and Lena Hooker Cuthrell, her husband Rev. Robert Gradeless, sisters, Hannah Brown, Eleanor Broome, Nellie Cuthrell, brother, Harold Glenn Cuthrell and grandson, David Gradeless. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Howard-Carter Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Randall Baker officiating . Burial, Gradeless Family Cemetery, Belhaven.
Surviving: daughter, Jane Phillips and husband, Albert of Kinston; son, Jim Gradeless and wife, Marianne of Kill Devil Hills; grandchildren, Lin- da Hill and husband, Randy of Kin- ston, Jimmy Gradeless of Kill Devil Hills, Bobby Phillips, Jimmy Phil- lips and wife, Vicky of Wilmington; great-grandchildren, Joe Johnson, Erin Hill, Courtney Hill, Kelly Gradeless and Chris Gradeless. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at home of her daughter at 1603 West Road, Kinston, N.C.
Arrangements by Howard-Carter nd Stroud Funeral Home.

Headline: Deaths
Publication Date: April 26, 1999
Source: The News & Observer Raleigh, NC
Obituary: ALICE C. GRADELESS, 88, April 25. Funeral 11 a.m., Tuesday, 
Chapel of Howard-Carter &  Stroud. Arrangements by Howard-Carter 
& Stroud Funeral Home. Mount Olive

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Headline: FAMILY DEATHS STUN TOWN
Publication Date: February 21, 1995
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Page: A7
Subjects:  
Region: Pacific Rim; Washington
Obituary: Douglas Mont, 35, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the woods about 150 feet from the First Flight airport parking lot where the van was found Sunday. His children were shot in the head with the same gun, Gradeless said. He said they did not die in the fire, which was so hot, it melted parts of the van.
The children's mother, Nancy Mont, had reported them missing from their home in Seaford, Del., after they did not return from visiting their father. The couple had separated in August. Cpl. Preston Lewis, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police, confirmed the identities of the children as Catrina Mont, 9; Daniel Preston Mont, 6; and Theresa Lynn Mont, 4. The couple's visitation agreement states that the children were not allowed overnight visits with their father, and Nancy Mont said he had always brought them home on time until last weekend.
Obituary: Residents left flowers and notes yesterday on the blackened spot of pavement where the bodies of three slain children were found in a burning van. Their father had committed suicide nearby. Even police Chief James Gradeless, a 20-year law enforcement veteran who also served with Special Forces in Vietnam, was shaken by what he saw this weekend in his town. "It's not a Kill Devil Hills story," Gradeless said. "It's an American story. It bothers all of our consciences because somewhere, some place, society has failed to prevent this kind of thing from happening."

Obits Publication Date: May 10, 1999 Source: The Kansas City Star Page: Subjects: Region:
Obituary: Merle F. Welch, 76, Shell Knob, MO, died May 7, 1999, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at East Alton Church, Independence, MO; inurnment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Springfield National Cemetery, with full military rites. Memorial contributions to First Responders, Shell Knob, MO. Mr. Welch was born October 29, 1922, in Savannah, IL, to Floyd & Iva Lister Welch. He was a WWII veteran serving in central Europe. Merle married Marjorie Lou Grayless on November 10, 1946, in Savanna and moved to Independence, MO, in 1961. He worked as a construction superintendent for Fender Construction Company in Independence until his retirement in 1985. Merle & Marjorie retired in Shell Knob, MO, in 1990. He was an elder in the RLDS Church. Merle was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Connie Dawson, Liberty, MO; sons, Richard, Harpursville, NY & Thomas, Cumming, GA; five granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Axelson, Ft. Collins, CO & Judy Falke, Blue Springs, MO & several nieces & nephews. (Arr: Lohmeyer Funeral Home, Springfield, MO) -

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington), Obituaries, 1990-1999 Headline: DEATHS Publication Date: January 03, 1996 Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Page: B2 GRAYLESS: Ronald J., 30, of Seattle, Dec. 26. -------------------------------------------------- http://www.stlib.state.nm.us/hiker/hh1260.html
Internet workshops. The Branigan Library of Las Cruces is offering a series of free workshops every Monday at 4 p.m. through August 15 on using the Internet, creating web pages, and designing computer graphics. Conducted by Brian Grayless, a professional graphics and web designer, the workshops are open to all ages. No pre-registration is required. An additional program, VOCES!, made possible by a $60,000 grant from US West, opens the computer center each weekday from 3-5:30 p.m. for young people ages 12-19. Local high school student Jessica Choate and Aaron Webster have received special instruction in computer training to assist other young people with their computer skills. Students contribute the creative artwork, poetry, stories, and other writings for publication on the resulting website. For more information, contact Nancy Turner at (505) 528-4034, TTY 528-4008.

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Subject:   Sarah LeCompte Grayless
  Date:   Tue, 12 Oct 1999 20:48:17 -0400
  From:   "Elaine Rodney" derodney@earthlink.net
  To:   DrG@execpc.com
I copied the following statement on microfilm at Del. Archives several years ago - "J.E. Morris who knew well all his anuls. No other sisters. Try and find Grandfather's family Bible said to be in the Perkins family. LeCompte, Thomas & wife, Ann; dau. Priscilla Lecompte Morris was born in MD 24 Mar. 1796 I think in Queen Anne Co. Her sister Frances married a Mr. Bell, 2nd marriage a Mr. Voss and her sister Elizabeth married her lst cousin James Lecompte. Her 3rd sister Sarah married a Mr. Grayless."
Thomas LeCompte born ca. 1755 Caroline Co. MD died ca 1812 Ref. Inv. L 6 /75 Caroline Co. MD married Ann Perkins ca. 1786. Priscilla married in Del. moved to Franklin Co. Ohio ca. 1828 and later to Greene Co. Ohio. Frances moved to Greene Co. Ohio with her 2nd husband Mr. Voss ca. 1823. Elizabeth & James were residents in Kent Co. Del. 1820 moved to Greene Co. Ohio ca. 1835.
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Result of search for Grayless in Fort Wayne Database
Grayless, William     Fayette     OH  1832/6/10 
Gradless, Nathaniel           1835/10/26
Gradeless, Nathaniel            1853/1/6  


War of 1812 Database Search:
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War of 1812 Search Results

JOHN GRADLESS		2 REGIMENT (PRAY'S), GEORGIA MILITIA.
JOHN O. GRADLESS	2 REGIMENT (PRAY'S), GEORGIA MILITIA.
WILLIAM GRADLESS	TRIMBLE'S MTD. REG'T OHIO VOLS. AND MIL.

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      .   ROLL OF CAPT. SAMUEL DAVIS' M0UNTED COMPANY.
               (Probably from Ross County.)
                    .   Served from September 28, until October 28, 1812.
    Capt. Samuel Davis      .   Lieut. Daniel Robbins     .   Ensign George Teter
    Sergt. Daniel Hare      .   Sergt. Philip Hare        .   Sergt. Thomas McDonald
                            .   Sergt. Hugh Cochran
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    Boye, George             .   Boye, Francis            .   Boggs, Joseph
    Blair, William           .   Canida, Robert           .   Core, Henry
    Canley, John             .   Clover, Peter            .   Dean, James
    Davis, Asa               .   Edmiston, John           .   Gradless, William
    Hester, Henry            .   Hopkins, Moses           .   Hare, Jacob
    Huston, Joseph           .   McDonald, Thomas         .   Pummel, James
    Riley, James             .   Rockhold, Joseph         .   Robbins, Moses
    Shirlock, Edward         .   Shannon, Thomas          .   Smithson, Joseph
    Waugh, Lemon             .   Yaren, Adam



         .   ROSTER OF OHIO SOLDIERS IN WAR OF 1812           Page 113
[From Ross Co Ohio]
Page 266.
   ROLL OF CAPT. BENJAMIN GOLDSBERRY'S C0MPANY (County Unknown).
                    .   Served from July 28, until August 15, 1813.
   Capt. Benjamin Goldsberry .   Ensign, Henry  Rester    .   Sergt. John Ireland
   Sergt. Cornelius Johnston .   Sergt. Michael Summerman .   Corp. Francis Tully
   Corp. John Hamilton       .   Corp. William  Bell      .   Corp. Joshua Smithson
                             .   Fifer, Samuel  Edwards
.  Privates.                 .   Privates.                .   Privates.
   Cunningham, Samuel        .   Davis, William           .   Devorse, Joseph
   Denflinger, Cornelius     .   Essex, Jesse             .   Gipson, Andrew
   Gradless, William         .   Jamison, Samuel          .   Jameson, Mont
   Lelgore, Joseph           .   Pick, William            .   Pereu, William
   Stookey, Abraham          .   Vanderman, Conrad        .   Wilson, Stephen


      .   ROSTER OF OHIO SOLDIERS IN WAR OF 1812              115
  Page 279. Vol, 1.
  ROLL OF LIEUT. JOHN  McARTHUR'S COMPANY (Probably from Ross Co.)
                      .   Served from July 28, until August 27, 1813.
   Rank and Name of Soldier.  .   Rank and Name of Soldier .   Rank and Name of Soldier.
   Lieut. John McArthur       .   Sergt. John Sample       .   Sergt. James Larkins
   Sergt. James Riley         .   Corp. James Dean         .   Corp. Ezra Lucas
   Corp. Robert Miler         .   Corp. Joseph Morton
.  Privates.                  .   Privates.                .   Privates.
   Blane, Thomas              .   Brackney, Benjamin       .   Burkley, John
   Blain, James               .   Cannon, Handy            .   Cunningham, Adam
   Caldwell, James            .   Cassel, John             .   Clark, Daniel
   DeVoss, Isaac              .   Kelley, Mathew           .   Karr, Adam
   Logan, John                .   Morton,, John            .   Morrow, Richard
   Milligan, Hugh             .   McClure, William         .   McCracken, Alexander
                              .   Young, Silas


Coesse Hope Lutheran Cemetery
Union Township, Whitley County Indiana


Grayless Albert — born June 1 1881 died June 1 1881 
			6 names son of Oliver C & Elizabeth S — Coesse Lutheran-B-14-17
Grayless Archie — born December 1 1868 died March 1 1870 
			6 names son of Oliver C & Elizabeth S — Coesse Lutheran-B-14-17-2
Grayless Elizabeth S — born February 10 1849 died January 16 1911 
			6 names wife of Oliver C — Coesse Lutheran-B-14-17-3
Grayless Indiana — born April 1 1880 died April 1 1880 
			6 names child of Oliver C & Elizabeth S — Coesse Lutheran-B-14-17-4
Grayless Oliver C — born April 30 1844 died June 20 1929 
			6 names Elizabeth & children — Coesse Lutheran-B-14-17-5
Grayless Oswald — born February 18 1879 
			6 names son of Oliver C & Elizabeth S — Coesse Lutheran-B-14-17-6



William Grayless Served in Capt. William key's Company of Volunteers.

ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Mass., May 23, 1814. Page 3 report reads.....The last Vincennes paper informs that TWO WHOLE FAMILIES HAD WITHIN A FEW DAYS BEEN BUTCHERED IN A MOST HORRID MANNER BY THE INDIANS, within a few miles of that place--They had likewise committed frequent robberies and depredations upon the whites. This is followed by an EXTRACT OF A LETTER RECEIVED IN THIS TOWN, FROM AN OFFICER OF THE U. S. ARMY, DATED VINCENNES, April 26, 1812. It mentions the hostile conduct of the Indians since the BATTLE OF TIPPECANOE, etc. - On the 10th inst. one man, one woman, and four children were murdered, and the house burned, BY THESE INFURIATED SAVAGES. On the 11th, one man was found at Drift wood, about 20 miles from this, who had been butchered by them--and on the 23d a Mr. Harryman, his wife, and five children, WERE ALL MASSACRED within 6 miles of this place, etc. Another report from Chillicothe, May 2, states that Capt. William Key's company of Volunteers, left this place for Dayton, on Monday the 27th ult. etc. and another company of Volunteers from major Dawson's battalion, passed through this town on the same day, etc
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Obituary of Nathan Gradeless

The Whitley County Historical Society found this news clipping which was printed on a very white (non brittle paper) which would indicated that it was printed in a church bulletin or magazine:

    Death has again broken the ranks of our conference and taken from us Bro. NATHAN GREADELESS, who died of Lung fever, near Columbia City, Ind. April 22, 1882, aged 52 years, 8 months and 15 days.
    He was born in Fayette Co., Ohio, and moved with his parents to Indi- ana, where he was educated and afterwards taught thirty-three terms of school. He was converted to God under the labors of Rev. A. V. Leonardson six years ago, and was soon licensed to preach. He joined the Michigan Conference at Holland, O., in the fall of 1878 and was ap- pointed to Wayne circuit, then to Indiana point, then to Angola. He joined the conference in fall connec tion and was ordained at Spring Arber in 1881, and was sent to Mishawaka and Hepton, from which field the Lord took him to a better inheritance.
    Bro. Greadeless had labored hard through the winter in revival meet- ings with good success. In the spring he moved back to his farm to travel from there to his circuit, but his work was done, for the hand of disease was heavy upon him, and after a few days of patient suffering and great peace his spirit took its upward flight, leaving a wife and seven children to mourn their loss. He was highly esteemed in the com- munity where he had lived so long, and a very large congregation as- sembled at the Blue River church, where he had preached his first ser- mon, to pay their last respects to a faithful minister of the gospel, a good husband, a hind father, and a devoted Christian. Bro. Greadeless was true to his covenant vows, sound in doctrine, and faithful in the dis- charge of duty, leaving an example worth of imitation. May God sanctify this bereavement to this good of all.   COMMITTEE ON MEMOIRS


Gradeless Research 2000


Date:   Thu,   23:57:30 -0400
  From:   idahoker@juno.com
  To:   DrG@execpc.com


Here are a couple of obits that you might like to have.
TLHoke
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Daniel Grayless
Special To The Tribune.
BRAZIL, Ind., Aug. 27.---Daniel Grayless, aged 69, died yesterday at his
home in Lodi, Dick Johnson township, at 9:30 A.M. Friday of heart trouble
and complications.  He had been in failing health for the past year and
bedfast for two weeks.  He was born in Vigo county, but had been a
resident of Dick Johnson township for the past 25 years.  He is survived
by the widow, Pearl; four sons, and three daughters, Claude and Chester,
Lodi; Orval and Chauncey, Terre Haute; Mrs. Claude Adams and Mrs. Andrew
Grassick, Terre Haute, Mrs. Lewis Branson, Lodi; also two half-sisters,
Mrs. Fammey Nevins, Coal Bluff, and Mrs. Rena Newton, Clay county; 17
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The body was prepared for burial
at the Miller & sons funeral home and will be returned to the residence
Saturday morning.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
the residence, with Rev. Albert Hayes officiating.  Burial in Webster
cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune, August 27, 1938

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Nathaniel Grayless
Nathaniel Grayless, 63 years old, died at his residence in North Terre
Haute, Monday.  He is survived by the widow, Mary C.; two daughters, Mrs.
Clarence Cottrell of North Terre Haute, and Mrs. Rebecca Gilbert of Terre
Haute; three sons, Ova and Merle at home, and Alexander Grayless of Terre
Haute and 6 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the residence
of the daughter, Mrs. Cottrell, this afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Burial will
be in the Webster cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, February 26, 1929

Los Angeles, California Deaths: Name, Born, Mothers Maiden Name, Sex, born, died, death date, SS#, Age Grayless: CHARLES RENNER 03/20/1906 BEARD M NORTH DAKOTA 10/05/1958 557-20-1434 52 yrs CLYDE E 03/17/1901 BEARD M WISCONSIN 09/15/1967 551-07-9324 67 yrs CLYDE S 03/17/1901 BEARD M WISCONSIN 09/15/1967 551-07-9324 67 yrs DAGNY E. 02/28/1899 F NEW MEXICO 01/09/1971 565-44-5929 71 yrs OPAL ELIZABETH 10/30/1901 F ILLINOIS 04/04/1979 567-03-3140 77 yrs
Los Angeles, California Birth: GRADELESS, CHRISTOPHER LEE born 10/09/1982 MALE
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 20:00:14 -0400 From: idahoker@juno.com To: DrG@execpc.com I just came back from a trip to IN where I spend 4 days hunting ancestors. I did see Grayless at Webster Cemetary, but wasn't there to chase them down -besides, it was raining. I also found out that after Rebecca's 40 acres was divided up, they got about 7.6 acres. Robert adopted Dan & Nate and got their land, 7.6 acres apiece. A few months later, he sold all 23 acres for $250. I'm afraid I know why he adopted them, now. He seemed to be a bit of a shiftless non-social guy, so I think his only motive was to get the money. What would that $250 be worth today? Less than $10,000 I'd guess. Here is what I know about Fannie (aka Famie, Fammie): 1. ANDREW HOKE (ROBERT, WILLIAM SAMUEL, ANDREW) was born Abt. 1874 in Coal Bluff, Raccoon Township, Parke County, IN, and died December 1958. He married LOTTIE FERN HEDGES Aft. 1910. She was born Bef. 1890, and died Bef. 1990. Notes for ANDREW HOKE: Obituary in Terre Haute Tribune, Dec 7, 1958. More About ANDREW HOKE: Census: 1880, Andrew lived in Nevins Twp, IN in 1880; was listed as 6 years old Children of ANDREW HOKE and LOTTIE HEDGES are: i. ANDREW HOKE, b. Abt. 1918; d. February 09, 1957. ii. OLLIE HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; d. Died in Childbirth. iii. FANNIE HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; m. UNKNOWN NEVINS. 2. iv. EDITH HOKE, b. April 11, 1910, Perth, IN; d. February 18, 2000, West Central Community Hospital, Clinton, IN. v. HILDA MAESERN HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; d. Aft. 2000; m. UNKNOWN STEVENS SIMPSON; b. Aft. 1910. vi. WILLIAM ROBERT COLLETT HOKE, b. Aft. 1910. vii. JAMES RUSSELL VERNON HOKE, b. Aft. 1910. viii. ROY EDGAR LOUIS HOKE, b. Aft. 1910. ix. EVAN HOKE, b. Aft. 1910; d. Aft. 1910, Died as a baby; Webster Cemetary. Notes for EVAN HOKE: His marker in Webster Cemetary says
          "Evan O Hoke Loved by the Family" No date. It is a clay tile from a nearby factory. From Debbi Marietta Nester, gdau of Edith Hoke, d/o Andrew. The only Newton I know was the one who married Serena Jane Grayless. Catch up more later, after I've had a chance to digest what I got from the trip. Terry Hoke 17515 Gage Court Farmington, MN 55024
GROOM BRIDE CNTY DATE VOL/PAGE LIC _____________________________________________________________________________ GRAYLESS, NORTON JAMES LORTZ, MINNIE HENRIETTA CARROLL 08/30/1899 B/127 5028
California Death Index.: GRAYLESS CHARLES RENNER M 03/20/1906 NORTH DAKOTA 10/05/1958 LOS ANGELES 557-20-1434 BEARD GRAYLESS CLYDE E M 03/17/1900 WISCONSIN 09/15/1967LOS ANGELES 551-07-9324 BEARD GRAYLESS CLYDE S M 03/17/1900 WISCONSIN 09/15/1967 LOS ANGELES 551-07-9324 BEARD GRAYLESS DAGNY E F 02/28/1899 NEW MEXICO 01/09/1971 LOS ANGELES 565-44-5929 GRAYLESS OPAL ELIZABETH F 10/30/1901 ILLINOIS 04/04/1979LOS ANGELES 567-03-3140
http://www.celticcousins.net/ireland/loughrea.htm Loughrea Cathedral Baptisms 1852 RC Parish: Loughrea Civil Parish: Loughrea Clonfert Diocese Loughrea Barony Name Joseph Grealis Father Dermot Grealis Mother Elizabeth Hanlon Date of Baptism 22 Oct 1852 Sponsor #1 Patrick Grealis Sponsor #2 Bridget Grealis LDS 1279217


Biography of Oliver C. Grayless
Vol. II, page 602. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.


          Oliver C. Grayless was born in Noble county, Ind., May 1, 1844, a son of Charles Grayless, living, (1894) and Jennie (Turner) dead; he settled in Whitley county, Ind., in April 1868, where he was married, Feb. 23, 1868 to Lizzie Vandewater, who was born in Whitley county, Ind., Feb. 10, 1849, a daughter of Job and Cynthia (Madden) Vandewater, neither of whom are living; they have had two children, Jennie C., and Ollie M. Comrade Grayless by occupation was a farmer at the time of his enlistment, Aug.8, 1862, at Ft. Wayne Ind.; when but 17 years old, he joined Co. C, 88th Ind. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div.,14 A.C. He took part in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, (where he was on special duty in Art. two days,) Buzzard Roost and all the battles his Regt. took part in; he was with Sherman to the Sea, and returned to Bentonville, where he was captured and taken to Andersonville, where he was confined one week and thence to Libby, where he was held two weeks; he was then exchanged, put on a boat and sent to Annapolis, Md., he was then furloughed home, and in a short time went to Indianapolis, Ind., where he received an honorable discharge June 20, 1865. Comrade Grayless is an invalid, received a pension, and lives on a farm managed by his wife who is a first class financier, and their address is Coesse, Whitley county, Ind.





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Grealis, John J. of Chicago, , Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic
National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952.



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Mary Grayless the daugher of Timothy Grayless (16xx-1743) and mother of Jesse Grayless born out of wedlock (Joseph Pearson identified in following court records as the father of Jesse Grayless, born March 1734 in Dorchester Co. MD)


This may not work as it should.
Mary Grayless: 1734 Court Record Images: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4


Mary Grayless Bishop's 1785 Will Images: Part 5 -
Part 6




http://www.genealogy.com/users/k/i/l/Ed-R-Killian-MS/FILE/0015text.txt
CAUSEYS IN THE MILITARY-- by E. R. Killian, December 1, 2001

Maryland Will Book CC#A Pages 197-198. (Also found in Book 41, Folio 69)
1-THOMAS CAUSEY, 'sick and weak in body' April 1, 1776, filed May 6, 1776, Witnessed by James Johnson, Jesse Greyless, Uriah Troxwell. Magruder's Maryland Colonial Abstracts, Wills, Accounts and Inventories, 1772-1777, five volumes, compiled by James M. Magruder, Jr., 1968, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD. Wills 41, folio 69, page 18. Thomas Causey, Caroline Co., MD, Will exec. April 1, 1776, filed May 6, 1776. Attest: James Johnson, Jesse Grayless, Uriah Foxwell. Inventory: Jan. 7, 1777 (Inventory 125, folio 77) Appraisal: March 29, 1777, William Douglass, Abraham Collins,
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WILLIAM CAUSEY, Feb. 13, 1781, 'in perfect health', Will filed Feb. 8, 1783. Witnessed by Cornelus Johnson, Jesse Grayless and Joseph Trotter. (Jesse Greyless, witness, also witnessed the will of Thomas Causey.)
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April 15, 1768 Robert Bishop's Will was executed; witnesses were Solomon Causey and Jesse Grayless.
May 29, 1773 John Hubbert of Dorchester Co., MD executed his Will. The Will was witnessed by Solomon Causey and Jesse Grayless.
In June 1785 William Causey, Sr. mentioned in Caroline Co., MD court. Appearing in court at time was Jesse Grayless, a witness to Thomas Causey's Will of April 1, 1776 and William Causey's Will of February 13, 1781.
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The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War, S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright, Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD, Appendix B: Muster Rolls and Other Lists, page 156. (Militia List, Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Maryland Hist. Society.
14TH BATTALION OF MARYLAND MILITIA CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND August 13, 1777. Richard Andrew, Captain Frederick Causey, Ensign William Causey Isaac Causey Hubbert Causey Beachamp Causey
August 13, 1777. John Stafford, Captain. Solomon Causey, 1st Lieutenant Jessee Grayless, 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Causey Zebelon Cawsey
1802 Caroline County Land Records
Peter T. Causey from Matthew Grayless Peter T. Causey fr Elizabeth Grayless 1817 Caroline County Land Records Peter T. Causey fr Charles Grayless Peter T. Causey fr Nathan Grayless Peter T. Causey fr William Grayless page 156
14th Maryland Battalion, Caroline Co., MD; August 13, 1777, Richard Andrew, Company Captain. Officers: Frederick Causey, Ensign Members: William Causey Isaac Causey Hubbert Causey Beachamp Causey
14th Maryland Battalion, Caroline Co., MD; August 13, 1777, John Stafford Company Captain. Officers: Solomon Causey, 1st Lt. Jessee Grayless, 2nd Lt. (Witness to Wills of Thomas and Wm.)
Members: Thomas Cawsey Nehemiah Cawsey Zebelon Cawsey
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Marion County Ohio Land Records

Page Number           27 
Grantor               Aaron Hill
Grantee               John R. Stone
Date                  6/13/1822
Neighbors/Witnesses:  Philip Jonson; Douglas Farnum estate; 
                      Preserved Fish; Joseph Moris, 
                      Nathan Grayless; Thomas Tip

Page Number           50 
Grantor               Aaron Hill  
Grantee               Preserved Fish
Date                  6/13/1822  
Neighbors/Witnesses:  Nathan Grayless; James Tipton 

Page Number           158
Grantor               Aaron Hill
Grantee               Joseph Morse
Date                  6/13/1822
Neighbors/Witnesses:  Philip Johnson; John R. Stone, "Preserved Fish", Nathan Grayless




The Post & Mail
Columbia City, Indiana
Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ausburn Thompson, 63
Dec. 28, 1940 - Nov. 29, 2004

        Ausburn Thompson, 62, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, died Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2004 at his residence in Green Township.
        Although he had been in decling health for some time, his death was unexpected.
        Born in Bay Minette, Ala., on Dec. 28, 1940, he was a son of Henry and Hattie (Schaffer) Thompson.
        At age 17 he moved to this areas and was married in Churubusco to Peggy LeFever on March 5, 1958.
        The couple spent all of their married lives in the Churubusco-area and lived at their present home in Green Township for the past four years.
        He was employed at C. F. Gomma (formerly Dana Weatherhead Divison) in Columbia City for 30 years, retiring in 1998 due to ill health.
        Surviving relative include his wife, Peggy; a daughter, Tamara Bade of Churubusco; three sons, Jeffrey A. (Colleen) Thompson of Roanoke; Douglas T. Thompson of Churubusco and Ralph E. (Carlene) Thompson of Columbia City; a brother, Donnie (Wilene) Thompson of Milton, Fla.; two sisters, Nell (Glenn) Click of Tipton, and Luvada Neal of Gulf Shores, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaugher.
        In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Doug Thomspon, and two sisters, Alice Wyatt and Frankie Sherman.
        At the request of Mr. Thomspon, there will be no calling hours or service. Entombment is at St. Paul Mausoleum at Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.
        Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is entrusted with the arrangments.
        For those who wise, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundtion.



History of Whitley County Indiana
(Also in History of Whitley and Noble Counties Indiana)
Weston A. Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard
published by F. A. Battey & Co., Chicago. 1882.

Page 347:

          D. W. NICKEY was born in this township July 6, 1837, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Gradeless) Nickey, who were parents of the following named children: Rebecca, now Mr. Silas Briggs, of Union Township; David W.; Mary A., now Mrs. Samuel Pierce, of Kendallville, Noble County ; Martha E,, deceased; William A., deceased; and Addison B., who married Orpha Mossman, and lives in Allen County. Samuel Nickey was born in Augusta County, Va., in 1809, and came to Ross County, Ohio, with his widowed mother; taught school there, and there married Miss Gradeless in 1832. In 1833, he and his father-in-law, William Gradeless, and Absalom Hyre came to Indiana, and Messrs. Nickey and Hyre settled in this township, and Mr. Gradeless in Lake Township, Allen County, taking permanent possession in 1834. After many years, Mr. Nickey moved across Eel River to his father-in-law's place in Allen County, and there died August 29, 1864. Mrs. Nickey died April 17, 1861. D. W. Nickey was reared on the farm in this township, which has always been his home. January 4, 1860, he married Miss Alcinda J. Mossman, daughter of Francis Mossman, one of the old citizens of Whitley County. To their union have been born two children - Rhua B. and Alfred J. Mr. Nickey is a farmer, and also deals largely in live stock. He owns 360 acres of good-land in Smith Township, and 180 acres in Allen County. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the M. E. Church.



Pages 355-356

        SILAS BRIGGS was born in Ross County, Ohio, August 30, 1826. Samuel, his father, died when Silas was in his fifteenth year, when the latter went out to work by the month for about three years. He then engaged in driving cattle to Eastern markets for about seven years. In 1851, he came to Union Township, where three years previously he had bought 160 acres unimproved land. Here he built a log house and began clearing, and has continued to add to his farm till he now is possessor of 464 highly cultivated acres. He was married, September 16, 1852, to Rebecca Nickey, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Gradeless) Nickey, and born in Smith Township, this county. To their union have been born nine children, viz.: Desdie J., Elizabeth (now Mrs. Albert Mossman), Delia (now Mrs. D. Welshimer). Silas E., Stephen O., Charles N., Frank, Frederick and Jesse H. Mr. and Mrs. Briggs are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; and in politics he is a Democrat. He is an extensive live-stock dealer, a leading farmer and a prominent citizen of the township.


Pages 359-360

        WELLS T. GRADELESS, born in Smith Township, this county, September 17, 1841, is the elder of two sons of Milo and Hannah (Smith) Gradeless, natives of Fayette County, Ohio, and born in 1816, April 22, and November 28, respectively. Milo Gradeless came with his parents, Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Waugh) Gradeless, to what is now Smith Township, this county, in 1835. July 18, 1838, Milo was married, and his was the third wedding in Smith Township. Mrs. Hannah Gradeless was the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Jones) Smith, and came with her parents from Virginia to Smith Township, in 1833. Samuel Smith was one of the Commissioners appointed to organize Whitley County, and for him the township of Smith was named. He and Nathaniel Gradeless were early pioneers of Whitley County, and both died on the farms they had taken from the wilderness of Smith Township. After his marriage, Milo Gradeless lived in Smith Township till 1847, and then moved to this township, where he bought a farm, sold it, and, in 1858, bought the one on which our subject is now living, and, in 1880, moved to Columbia City, where he now resides. Our subject was fairly educated in youth, and has lived all his days on the homestead farm. He was married, in Shelby County, Ohio, January 1, 1865, to Margaret A. Spear, a native of that county, daughter of John and Nancy (Richards) Spear, and born May 4, 1845. To this union was born one child-Mary A. Mrs. Gradeless died May 2, 1866, and, November 20, 1879, Mr. Gradeless married Elma E. Kiersey, born in Noble County February 11, 1856, the daughter of Nathan O. and Esther (Smith) Kiersey. natives of New York. Mr. Gradeless has taught eight or ten terms of school in Whitley County. In politics, he is a Republican.



Rochester Sentinel Thursday, January 8, 1898

Charles E. Gradeless
July 3, 1925-Jan. 8, 1998

Charles E. GRADELESS, 72, 6839 N. Indiana 25, Talma, died at 5:30 a.m. Tbursday at his home. He was formerly of Bippus. Born in Huntington County to Walter and Lela BARE GRADELESS, he married Evelyn GARSHWILER on Feb. 24, 1946 In Huntington. She survives. Gradeless retired from Dalton Foundry, Warsaw in 1988 after 11 years of service. Formerly, he was a truck driver for Rollcoater Trucking, Pendleton. Survivors include three sons, Alan GRADELESS, Hendersonville, Tenn., David GRADELESS, Huntington, and Charlie GRADELESS, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Christine and husband Kent DUHAMELL, Greencastle, and Carlene and husband Ross STALLER, South Whitley; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth LEACH, North Webster; one brother, Harmon GRADELESS, Almond, Wis. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rebecca GRADELESS and Ila STENSEL. Services are 2 pm. Sunday at Dela-Robbins & Van Gilder Huntington Chapel, Huntington. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Andrews. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Huntington Chapel.






http://www.wisbar.org/res/capp/2004/03-1983.htm

COURT OF APPEALS

DECISION

DATED AND FILED

April 22, 2004

Cornelia G. Clark

Clerk of Court of Appeals

NOTICE

This opinion is subject to further editing. If published, the official version will appear in the bound volume of the Official Reports.

A party may file with the Supreme Court a petition to review an adverse decision by the Court of Appeals. See Wis. Stat. § 808.10 and Rule 809.62.



Appeal No.

03-1983

Cir. Ct. No. 02PR000086

STATE OF WISCONSIN

IN COURT OF APPEALS

DISTRICT IV

In re the Estate of Harmon W. Gradeless,

Deceased:

Steven W. Gradeless,

Appellant,

v.

Beverly Gradeless,

Respondent.

APPEAL from an order of the circuit court for Portage County: FREDERIC W. FLEISHAUER, Judge. Affirmed.

Before Dykman, Vergeront and Lundsten, JJ.

¶1. PERCURIAM.Steven Gradeless appeals a probate order that denied his petition for a judgment declaring his mother's divorce from his father void and affirmed the claim of Beverly Gradeless to be his father's widow. For the reasons discussed below, we affirm the trial court's determination that the doctrine of estoppel bars Steven from raising a jurisdictional attack on the divorce judgment of his parents, Harmon Gradeless and Donna Jackson.

BACKGROUND


¶2. Harmon and Donna were married on September 2, 1948. Harmon initiated a divorce action in Illinois on June 22, 1962, representing to the Illinois court that he had been residing in Illinois for a year. He obtained a default divorce judgment barring future property or alimony claims on September 28, 1962.

¶3. On January 21, 1964, Donna married DeWayne Jackson in Indiana. Later that year, she obtained copies of the divorce judgment and other materials from the Illinois court. On November 13, 1973, Harmon married Beverly Keplinger in Wisconsin.

¶4. Harmon died in Wisconsin on April 9, 2002. Harmon's will gave Beverly and his three sons equal one-quarter shares in his farm.

¶5. Donna filed a claim against Harmon's estate. She alleged that Harmon had incurred an obligation to her pre-dating his marriage to Beverly, which she characterized as arising under Wis. Stat. §766.55(2) (2001-02).
1
 Attached to Donna's claim was a copy of a
petition she had filed in Illinois on August 2, 2002, asking the Illinois court to reopen the
property division component of her divorce judgment but to leave the dissolution of the
marriage intact.  Donna's petition alleged that Harmon made misrepresentations to the
Illinois divorce court that allowed him to inequitably obtain property that was jointly owned
by Harmon and Donna, and that he had obtained the default divorce judgment by
misrepresenting to Donna that he had dropped the divorce matter.  Donna asked the trial
court to stay the probate proceeding until the Illinois court had ruled on her property rights
stemming from her divorce from Harmon. 

¶6. Steven filed a petition for declaratory judgment seeking to have his parents' divorce declared void for lack of jurisdiction because his father had actually been a resident of Wisconsin, rather than Illinois, at the time he initiated the divorce proceedings in Illinois.

¶7. Beverly filed a petition electing to receive 50% of the augmented deferred marital property (including the farm), pursuant to Wis. Stat. §861.02. She also filed a cross-petition for declaratory judgment seeking to have her status as Harmon's widow affirmed.

DISCUSSION

¶8. For purposes of this appeal, we will assume that Harmon's claim of Illinois residency was false, providing a factual basis to render the Illinois divorce judgment invalid and Harmon's subsequent remarriage to Beverly void. See Wis. Stat. §§767.22(1) and 765.03. The question presented in this proceeding is whether Steven is nonetheless estopped from challenging the validity of his parents' divorce and his father's remarriage.

¶9. "A person may be precluded from attacking the validity of a foreign divorce decree if, under the circumstances, it would be inequitable for him [or her] to do so." Schlinder v. Schlinder, 107 Wis. 2d 695, 698, 321 N.W.2d 343 (Ct. App. 1982) (citation omitted). The estoppel doctrine may be applied to third parties as well as to the married couple. Id. at 700-01. "[I]f the person attacking the divorce is, in doing so, taking a position inconsistent with his [or her] past conduct, or if the parties to the action have relied upon the divorce, and if, in addition, holding the divorce invalid will unset relationships or expectations formed in reliance upon the divorce, then estoppel will preclude calling the divorce in question." Id. at 700 (citation omitted).

¶10. Steven claims that, because estoppel is an equitable doctrine based upon the individual circumstances of each case, the trial court needed to hold a hearing before rendering its decision. No hearing is required, however, if the facts alleged by the movant would be insufficient to warrant relief. See State v. Bentley, 201Wis. 2d303, 309-10, 548N.W.2d50 (1996).

¶11. Here, Steven alleged numerous facts from which it could be argued that Donna did not have a reasonable opportunity to challenge her divorce from Harmon before it occurred, and perhaps even for a few years thereafter. Steven alleged nothing, however, that would negate the conclusions that both Harmon and Donna relied upon the divorce by remarrying, and that holding their divorce invalid now would upset those subsequent long-term relationships. Indeed, even Donna's petition to the Illinois court seeking to reopen the property division component of her divorce-filed long after she had obtained more accurate information about the divorce and the threat of losing custody of her sons had passed-explicitly asked that the dissolution of her marriage to Harmon not be disturbed. Furthermore, Steven has provided no explanation for why he himself waited forty years before challenging his parents' divorce. In other words, even if Steven's allegations regarding his father's misrepresentations were assumed to be true, the trial court could properly determine that undisputed events occurring over the forty years following the divorce precluded challenging the divorce at this late date. Therefore, the trial court did not need to have a hearing in order to apply estoppel in this case.

By the Court.-Order affirmed.

This opinion will not be published. Wis. Stat. Rule 809.23(1)(b)5.

1 All references to the Wisconsin Statutes are to the 2001-02 version unless otherwise noted.



The Post & Mail, Columbia City, April 30, 2004:
http://thepostandmail.com/articles/2004/04/30/community/lifestyles/anniversary02.txt


Couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Clifford Gradeless and Constance Smith were united in marriage on May 9, 1954 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. When they were first married, Kip worked as a farmer for Sherbahn Farms, and Connie worked for the Fred Carey Lumber and Construction Company in South Whitley. Later Kip worked for 36 years for the Zollner Corporation in Fort Wayne. Connie attended St. Francis College where she received her teaching license and went on to teach at Thorncreek Elementary for 23 years. They have four children - Mike, Mark, Ann Stalcup and Chris Hackworth. They are blessed with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Kip and Connie will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on May 9. It is asked that family and friends shower the couple with cards for their special day. Cards can be sent to 5240 N. Lakewood Dr., Columbia City.


1870 Census Vermillion Twp. Post Office Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana 19 Aug 1870
                                                                 Male 21 & upwards
266 247 Wiltermood Jno. H.  28 M W Farmer       -   50 Indiana    1
        "          Lucinda  25 F W Keeps House         Ohio
        "          William   3 M W                     Illinois
        "          Edward    1 M W                     Indiana
        Grayless, William   69 M W Farmer       -  200 Ohio       1
        "         John      20 M W Laborer             Illinois
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1880 Census Joplin, Jasper, Missouri  Page Number   513B  
 
 Thomas WILTERMOOD     Self  M  Male   W 39 IN Laborer        IN  IN
 Lyda A. WILTERMOOD    Wife  M  Female W 31 IL Keeping House  OH  OH
 Calvin WILTERMOOD     Son   S  Male   W 13 IN At School      IN  IL
 Rose E. WILTERMOOD    Dau   S  Female W 11 IN At School      IN  IL
 Charles WILTERMOOD    Son   S  Male   W  6 KS At School      IN  IL
 Oliver WILTERMOOD     Son   S  Male   W  5 MO                IN  IL
 Alfred WILTERMOOD     Son   S  Male   W  3 MO                IN  IL
 David WILTERMOOD      Son   S  Male   W 9M MO                IN  IL
 
1880 Census Joplin, Jasper, Missouri  Page Number   506D  
 
 John H. WILTERMOOD    Self  M  Male   W 48 IN Carpenter      PA  PA
 Lucinda G. WILTERMOOD Wife  M  Female W 35 OH Fortune Teller OH  OH
 William WILTERMOOD    Son   S  Male   W 13 IL At School      IN  OH
 Edward WILTERMOOD     Son   S  Male   W  9 IN At School      IN  OH
 Viola WILTERMOOD      Dau   S  Female W  7 IN At School      IN  OH
 Lorinda A. WILTERMOOD Dau   S  Female W  4 MO                IN  OH
 Lilly E. WILTERMOOD   Dau   S  Female W  2 MO                IN  OH

1880 Census Joplin, Jasper, Missouri  Page Number   527B  

 John GRAYLESS         Self  M  Male   W 30 IL Lead Miner     OH  OH
 Jane GRAYLESS         Wife  M  Female W 24 IN Keeping House  OH  NC
 Ella M. GRAYLESS      Dau   S  Female W  4 MO                IL  IN
 Theodore GRAYLESS     Son   S  Male   W  1 MO                IL  IN

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Emigration from Ballycroy Co Mayo Ireland

Surname   First Name     Home         Date age
GRAELIS Anna Achill, Ireland  1922 
GRAELISH Sarah Drumguan, Ireland  1910/05/26 21
GRALIS Maria Mayo  1893  14 
GREALIS John Westport, Kelsallagh, Ireland  1923  25 
GREALIS Kate Achill, Ireland  1922  27 
GREALIS Michael Achill, Ireland  1922 
GREALIS Patrick Achill, Ireland  1915  21 
GREALIS Peter Achill, Ireland  1921  28 
GREALIS Peter Achill, Ireland  1922 



Indiana Marriages 1993-2000


Groom Last First Bride Last FirstMarriage Date
GRADELESS       CLINTON         YOUNG MARY 12/27/1997
GRADELESSDAVIDLONG LINDA 8/2/1996
BLASKO RYAN GRADELESS       ANGELA6/10/2000
PELLETIERSTEVENGRADELESSCORINA9/21/1996
JOJOMICHAEL GRADELESSELIZABETH         1/2/1998
RICHMONDJAY GRADELESSGLORIA3/8/2000
FORBES GREGORYGRADELESS JENNIFER7/26/1997
WILLIAMS II LYNN GRADELESSKATHRYN 10/14/1995
DANIELSPATRICKGRADELESS LUCINDA7/29/2000
MIKEL GEORGE GRADELESS LUCINDA 8/22/1998
LEININGERCLARKGRADELESS WENDY 6/17/2000




Gradeless Burials in Whitley County

  • Gradeless Albert A — born 1878 died 1902 — Concord
  • Gradeless America — born 1860 died 1935 - with Zenas — Concord
  • Gradeless C Carmen — born 1894 died 1950 Cecil — GH-Linville-1-8-20
  • Gradeless Catharine — born April 25 1831 died March 5 1891 2 names Rev Nathan Asleep In Jesus lot 123 — Blue River-A-3-6-2
  • Gradeless Cecil — born 1888 died 1960 C Carmen — GH-Linville-1-8-20-2
  • Gradeless Charles W — born 1880 died 1959 2 names Fannie — Nolt E-4-9-2
  • Gradeless Charley V C — son of N & C Gradeless stone broken off lot 123 — Blue River-A-2-10-1
  • Gradeless Cleveland — born 1885 died 1939 — Concord
  • Gradeless David — born 1882 died 1947 Frances E — GH-Linville-1-8-19-2
  • Gradeless Elizabeth — died May 19 1862 aged 64 years 11 months 8 days wife of Nathaniel Gradeless stone broken and in pile with others lot 131 — Blue River-A-2-16-1
  • Gradeless Elmer — born 1883 died 1935 2 names Ruth — Hively-12-6-1
  • Gradeless Fannie R — born 1886 died 1975 2 names Charles — Nolt E-4-9
  • Gradeless Frances E — born 1895 died 1943 David — GH-Linville-1-8-19
  • Gradeless Harry — died January 1861 — Blue River-A-3-10
  • Gradeless Infant — son of J & C Gradeless lot 131 — Blue River-A-2-22-1
  • Gradeless Infant — infant son of H L Gradeless baby marker — Egolf-1-9-11-1
  • Gradeless Infant — — Concord
  • Gradeless Joseph — died February 8 1857 aged 21 years 10 months 20 days lot 131 — Blue River-A-2-21-1
  • Gradeless Josiah — died December 22 1862 lot 123 — Blue River-A-2-12-1
  • Gradeless Mary — died June 27 1875 aged 56 years 10 months 11 days wife of M T Gradeless lot 123 — Blue River-A-2-12-1
  • Gradeless Mary A — died January 28 1919 aged 86 years 8 months 17 days 2 names Milton Gradeless Father & Mother stone on each side lot 132 — Blue River-A-2-6-2
  • Gradeless Mary E — died January 19 1864 Aged 2 years 7 months 9 days dau of N & C Greadless — Blue River
  • Gradeless Milton — died March 27 1900 aged 72 years 2 months 15 days 2 names Mary A his wife Gradeless Father & Mother stone on each side lot 132 — Blue River-A-2-6-1
  • Gradeless Moses T — died December 5 1902 aged 82 years lot 123 — Blue River-A-2-11-1
  • Gradeless Nancy Eliza — died January 1869 — Blue River-A-3-7
  • Gradeless Nathaniel — born February 5 1792 died May 28 1862 aged 70 years 3 months 23 days military stone Nathaniel Gradeless 1 Regt Ohio Vols War 1812 Feb 5 1792-May 28 1862 verse Go home my friends dry up your tears I must lie here till Christ appeaars When Christ appears th — Blue River-A-2-14-1
  • Gradeless Rev Nathan — died April 22 1882 aged 52 years 8 months 15 days 2 names Asleep In Jesus In Memory of Our Father Catharine his wife lot 123 — Blue River-A-3-6-1
  • Gradeless Ruth — born 1889 died 1972 2 names Elmer — Hively-12-6-2
  • Gradeless Sarah E — born 1856 died 1884 aged 28 years 6 months 28 days 2 names William H lot 86 — Blue River-A-9-14-1
  • Gradeless Thomas — died April 16 1862 aged 2 years 12 days son of JM & Mary — Blue River-A-2-15-1
  • Gradeless Thomas Earl — born May 1946 inf son of E & M — Nolt E-2-16
  • Gradeless Wayne — died March 8 1863 aged 2 years 2 days son of N & C Gradeless — Blue River-A-3-8
  • Gradeless William H — born 1855 died 1944 2 names Sarah E wife of William H Gradeless lot 86 — Blue River-A-9-14-2
  • Gradeless Zenas — born 1850 died 1895 — Concord

  • Gradless-Mary-B — died January 28 1891 aged 73 years 4 months 3 days wife of MT — Coesse Lutheran-B-18-6
  • Gradless Philena A — born 1884 died 19-- 2 names Walter reportedly not buried here — Compton-6-1-40-2
  • Gradless Walter N — born 1886 died 1921 2 names Philena — Compton-6-1-40

  • Grayless Edward — born May 15 1842 died August 17 1843 - son of CW & RJ Grayless — Concord
  • Grayless Matilda — died March 26 1843 aged 11 years 11 months 25 days - daughter of William & Rebecca Grayless — Concord


The Post & Mail, Columbia City
January 16, 2006:

Clifford D. “Kip” Gradeless, 75

Photo
June 3, 1931 - Jan. 13, 2006

    Clifford D. Gradeless, 75, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Oak Pointe in Columbia City, where he had been a resident.
    He was born June 3, 1931, in Whitley County, a son of Cecil and Clara Carmen (Anspaugh) Gradeless. A lifelong resident of Whitley County, he was educated in Columbia Township.
    On May 9, 1954, he was united in marriage to Constance A. “Connie” Smith. In 1961, they moved to their home at Tri Lakes.
    He farmed with Edgar Sherbahn for many years and retired from Zollner Corporation in 1993 with 36 years of service.
    His church affiliation was with Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
    Surviving relatives include his wife, Connie; two sons, Michael D. (Marsha) Gradeless and Mark A. Gradeless, both of Columbia City; a daughter, Ann K. (Greg) Stalcup of Columbia City; a foster daughter, Christine M. (Bill) Hackworth of North Webster; six grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Luther of Laud.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Gradeless, and his twin sister, Clara J. Shuman.
    The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City with Rev. Gene Rohrer, pastor of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, officiating. The burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    For those who wish, memorials may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.


http://www.topics.com/articles/1/068791-3581-098.html

Local News

Cynthia Diane Gradeless, 50, Indianapolis

April 5, 2006


INDIANAPOLIS -- Cynthia Diane Gradeless, 50, of Indianapolis died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Ms. Gradeless was a special education teacher at South Sumter Middle School in Florida for 10 years.
She was born Dec. 1, 1955, in Opelika, Ala., the daughter of Harry R. and Carol (Wrigley) Gradeless. Her parents survive in Cicero.
She was a 1974 graduate of Noblesville High School and a 1990 cum laude graduate of St. Leo University.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Florida, 4-H, Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts, Booster Club, Millstream, Future Homemakers of America and Future Teachers of America.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Rita Renee Sheridan of Florida; two sons, Casey Sheridan and Ross Sheridan, both of Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Kelly Sheridan of Fishers; and four sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria Danielson of Indianapolis, Linda and Tim Provence of Brentwood, Tenn., Rita and Harold Walt of Elkhart, Ind., and Susan and Terry Martin of Greenwood, Ind.
Calling will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville with services immediately following.
Memorials may be made to St. Leo University General Scholarship Fund MC2222, in memory of Cynthia Gradeless, P.O. Box 6665, Saint Leo, FL 33574-9930.


THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT
Wednesday, March 20, 1996


GRADELESS WILL RETIRE AS KILL DEVIL HILLS POLICE CHIEF ON MAY 3

When Jim Gradeless became a patrolman for this Outer Banks town in 1978, he stopped a woman for speeding.

Gradeless told the motorist she was endangering her young daughter sitting in the backseat by speeding. He gave her a warning.

Fifteen years later, the woman telephoned Gradeless - long since promoted to chief of the Kill Devil Hills police department - and reminded him of the warning. And she thanked him for changing her life.

``She said since then, she'd always taken care of her daughter. She said I'd made her think about her responsibilities, not only as a motorist, but also as a mother. And she told me her little girl was getting married that weekend,'' Gradeless recalled Tuesday.

``That was an everyday, routine thing I did all the time. But it really impacted that lady. And she was appreciative.

``I'm an emotional guy,'' said the chief, taking off wire-rimmed glasses to dab at his deep brown eyes. ``I had to work hard to hold back the tears. But that, after all, is why I got into this business in the first place - to help people."

On May 3, Gradeless will give up his gun and gold badge. After 21 years of police work on the Outer Banks, the white-haired chief with the long, thick bangs is going to retire.

He is looking forward to cooking dinner for his wife, researching his family tree and spending time with his son and two teenage grandchildren in California.

Most of all, he said, he's hoping to expand his social life and get a chance to enjoy the people who caused him to fall in love with North Carolina's barrier islands in the first place.

``This is probably the only thing I've ever done in my entire life that will make everyone happy,'' Gradeless said of his impending retirement. ``It makes a lot of people in the community glad. It pleases the guys around here that will be up for a promotion. And, of course, I'm happy about it, too.

``There's always a certain barrier between me and most people because I'm the chief of police. I wish it wasn't that way,'' said Gradeless, 59. ``I try to wear civilian clothes to remove some of that. Most times I wear a uniform, I don't wear a gun.

``You get restricted in your outside activities in my position because you try to be so careful not to be criticized for doing human things. I don't drink in public because it's too easy to be looked at askance for that. I don't like to be impaired anyway. So it's not that hard. But it'll be nice not to have to be so careful about everything once I'm out of office.''

Dressed in white pants, a navy blazer and light blue oxford shirt unbuttoned at the neck, Gradeless seems less stern sitting behind his wooden desk than he does surveying Kill Devil Hills' streets.

He is at home here, in the office he has occupied since being promoted from interim police chief more than 11 years ago. And the relics around his oblong room help visitors piece together his past - and personality.

On the back wall, the Three Stooges dressed in Keystone Cop uniforms ham it up on two black-and-white movie stills someone gave him years ago.

Nearby, framed photographs of the 1979 Kill Devil Hills Police Department show a smiling Gradeless leaning against patrol cars with seven other officers - three of whom still work in Outer Banks law enforcement activities.

There's a mural of family snapshots; a Norman Rockwell print of a benevolent policeman sharing a soda with a young boy; a white Holy Bible propped up on a brass book stand; an entire wall of certificates and awards he has won over the years; and a portrait of his wife, Marianne, whom he met on his beat a few years after becoming an officer.

``She was the first female officer who worked the streets on the Outer Banks, as far as I know. She'd worked her way up, like me, from being a dispatcher,'' Gradeless said. ``We both worked in Nags Head at the time. Our ushers at the wedding were policemen from Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. But she quit patrol work shortly after we got married and went on to become a nurse for the Dare County Health Department. We decided one policeman in the family was more than enough.''

Gradeless, the son of a Methodist minister who grew up in Norfolk and northeastern North Carolina, said he was a mischievous child and thought he was ``really a bad boy until I saw what bad was.''

He joined the Army as a paratrooper and served a 15-month stint in the Vietnam War. Then, he went into the Navy and spent years on submarines before retiring after two decades of military service.

Kill Devil Hills Police Lt. Bill Walker never went to Vietnam. But after working with Gradeless for years, he said, he felt like he had been there. ``Through Gradeless' stories of the war, I've pulled a 20-year tour of duty - and spent a lot of time on those sewer pipe subs,'' Walker said, laughing. ``The stories he's told should be in a history book somewhere. You can't repeat most of them in mixed company. But I feel like, if one of those guys he tells stories about walked into this room today, I'd recognize him right off. He's a great story teller. He's a great guy to work for.

``We don't always agree,'' Walker said. ``But you always know when he makes a decision that he's thought it through - and his heart's in the right place. He does what's good for the community. He's not a micro-manager. He never stands over you with an iron fist. He makes suggestions. And he makes people think.''

After retiring from the Navy in 1975, Gradeless arrived at the Outer Banks for a two-week vacation. He was planning to move to Florida. But he soon extended his short stay into a month. Weeks later, he rented a moving van and retrieved his belongings from an Orlando storage shed.

He worked for a while as an electrical contractor. Then, the Nags Head Police Department hired him as a dispatcher.

``I just found my way here and became fascinated with all the friendly people,'' the chief said. ``I thought I'd be too old to start a new career at 39. No one really wanted to hire me because of my age. But once I got my foot in the door, and people got to know me, they made me a patrolman.''

In March 1978, Gradeless moved to the Kill Devil Hills Police Department where he was offered a higher salary and a sergeant's position. He did filing and paperwork in addition to his patrol duties. Today, he leads a squad of 21 officers.

After 20 years of enforcing laws along the Outer Banks, Gradeless said the types of crimes committed in Dare County haven't changed much. Certainly, he said, the volume of criminal activities has increased with the amount of people. But break-ins and burglaries are still the biggest problems.


Huntington Herald-Tribune
Nov 21 2006

NORTHSIDE NIGHTMARE:
Two dead and two injured in explosion, fire

By JUDY FITZMAURICE, Staff Writer

An explosion rocked the 1100 block of North Jefferson Street late Monday afternoon, claiming two lives. Two other people were critically injured and airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital.

Officials are still trying to determine what caused a natural gas leak blamed for the blast and fire at the home of Jack and Emilie Wilson, 1117 N. Jefferson St. Both were inside the home when it exploded.

Late Tuesday morning, Coroner Leon Hurlburt confirmed that Vectren employee Alan Dalrymple, 50, 545 W. Markle Rd., died as a result of the blast. Hurlburt said he is "almost positive" that the other victim who died is Mrs. Wilson.

"With the help of the (search) dogs we were able to locate the bodies," Hurlburt said. "Through interviews we positively identified Robert 'Alan' Dalrymple, a Vectren employee" who was working at the house.

"From all indications it appears that he was outside the house" at the time of the blast, Hurlburt said.

"Through interviews with family members, I have identified Emilie Wilson, wife of Jack," as the other fatality, he added. "I have requested a forensic dentist, who will come in today to make a positive identification."

Mrs. Wilson, 75, was inside the house at the time of the explosion. Hurlburt said he expects the identification process to be completed some time Tuesday evening.

Jack Wilson was burned on 25 to 27 percent of his body and was taken to the St. Joseph Regional Burn Center in Fort Wayne, where he remains in critical condition Tuesday.

A Comcast employee, working at the Wilsons' home at the time, was also airlifted to St. Joseph and is also in critical condition.

The explosion occurred just minutes after 5 p.m. Monday and sent glass and debris flying in all directions, including across the heavily traveled North Jefferson Street, which is also U.S.-224 and Ind.-5. Emergency workers closed the street from U.S.-24 to West Park Drive. The road had been reopened Tuesday morning.

The cause of the blast is being investigated.

The Comcast worker called Vectren to report that he had hit a gas line, Vectren spokesman Mike Roeder said Tuesday. Dalrymple came to the home, and the explosion happened moments later.

"We don't know what the ignition source would be," Huntington Fire Chief Rob Miller said Tuesday. "It could be a furnace kicking on, a water heater, a car being started, static electricity."

Laura Rhoades, a Comcast spokesman in Fort Wayne, declined to identify the Comcast employee or comment on a report that the employee had hit a gas line. She referred questions to Mark Apple, a Comcast spokesman in Indianapolis.

Apple said that privacy rules prevented him from identifying the Comcast employee, but he did issue a written statement.

“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority, and our primary concern at this point is for the people affected by this event," Apple said in a statement e-mailed to The Herald-Press. "Our thoughts are with them and their families. We are actively investigating the incident and will cooperate fully with local authorities.”

Jorn Jensen, who is in Huntington doing industrial work, was driving down Jefferson Street Monday night when the Wilson home exploded before his eyes. He watched as neighbors tried to save the occupants of the home, and he went to the aid of an injured man.

He e-mailed this account to The Herald-Press:

"Last night, as I was headed toward downtown on Jefferson Street, the house on Jefferson blew up in front of my car - I had to brake and back up and turn onto the side street.

"Not knowing that there were others involved, I offered an immediate ride to the hospital for a man that was burned - I'd guess he was the cable guy. A lady that appeared to be a nurse said that she'd attend to him. I then called 911 to report the incident. The ambulance was there within minutes.

"There were a few people running around that appeared to know what was going on. They strung garden hoses from neighboring houses and tried to water down a rear corner of the house. I wondered to myself, 'What in the world are these people doing - they can't fight a massive fire with a garden hose.' "After a short while, I learned that there were people trapped in that corner of the house and the garden hoses were apparently to attempt to cool or slow the progress of the fire in that corner of the house.

"When the first fire truck arrived on Jefferson Street, the men working the garden hoses directed the first fire company hose to that same rear corner of the house."

People reportedly heard and felt the blast from blocks away, and a crowd quickly gathered across the street from the Wilsons' home and around the corner down Randolph Street. Emergency workers had to set up a perimeter in order to perform their duties as well as ensure the safety of onlookers.

Richard Hawley, who lives at 1111 N. Jefferson St., the house just south of the Wilson's, was inside his home at the time of the explosion but was not injured. His wife, Rebecca, was not home at the time but returned a short time later to a chaotic scene. The force of the blast blew in the windows of Hawley's house, which also caught fire. Richard Hawley called 911 at 5:02 p.m.

"I was in the kitchen and the windows blew in," Hawley said Monday night. "I looked out and Jack and Emilie's house was down. Apparently there was a massive explosion."

Fire officials said Tuesday morning that it is likely the Hawleys' home will have to be demolished. Firefighters were able to salvage a few personal items from inside the home late Monday. Huntington County Building Commissioner Dennis Mick was at the site Tuesday morning to determine the fate of the structure.

The southern side of a third house, just north of the Wilsons' at 1123 N. Jefferson St., was heavily damaged but the structure can probably be salvaged, investigators said. Windows of that house were also blown in.

The unoccupied house is owned by David and Jason Gradeless. The house is being renovated. Kevin and Jeremy Steele, the father-and-son contractors who were working inside, said they had smelled natural gas just before the blast. Kevin was in the living room at the time and his son was in the hallway.

"We smelled gas and went to the basement to check to see if it was our house," Kevin Steele said Monday night. When they didn't find any gas odor in the basement, the two made their way back up the stairs.

"We came up and then it blew," he said of the Wilson home. "All I know is these (south side) windows came in at me. We got out the front door."

Steve and Rita Schenkel, who live around the corner from the Wilsons at 31 Randolph St., were among the first to arrive at the scene.

"We were both in the living room when we heard the explosion," Steve said Tuesday morning. "I thought my whole roof blew off."

Schenkel and his wife went up to the attic of their home and, when they found nothing there, looked out the window. That's when they realized that the explosion was at the Wilson home.

"Their house was fully engulfed," Steve Schenkel said. "People (outside the home) were running around screaming."

Jim Griffith, executive director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, was picking up his son from Little Blessings Childcare Ministry inside Christ The King Episcopal Church, 1226 N. Jefferson St., when he and others inside the church "heard and felt the explosion."

After taking his son home, Griffith returned to see what assistance the Red Cross could provide. Red Cross staff and volunteers brought hot coffee, pizza, and bottled water to firefighters and other emergency workers.

Firefighters were on the scene from just after 5 p.m. until about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire department responded with three pumpers, an aerial apparatus and 40 firefighters. Andrews and Bippus volunteer fire departments provided mutual aid with four additional fire trucks and about 20 more firefighters.

Assistance was also provided by the Huntington Police Department, Huntington County Rescue, and the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency. Search dogs were brought to the site to assist in the search for the two missing people.

An ongoing investigation is under way and includes investigators from the Indiana State Police Crime Lab, Indiana State Fire Marshal's Investigation Team, Huntington County Coroner's office, and the Huntington Fire Department.

- Additional reporting by Cindy Klepper



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Obituaries appearing in the South Bend Tribune.
All Adddresses in South Bend unless noted otherwise 

Name                   Address            Date Published Section/Page
GRADELESS, RONALD PAUL 408 Sherman Ave.       11/24/1945
Gradeless, Emily Ruth  Indianapolis           02/12/1972
(Mrs. Elmer)           Former res. Mishawaka, IN.
Gradeless, Beverly K.  143 Gumwood Road
(Mrs. Lawrence)        Niles, MI              10/21/1992   p. B5
                       Former res. Mishawaka, IN
Gradeless, Olive E.    325 Edgewater Drive
(Mrs. Thorrald)        Mishawaka, IN          02/26/1990  p. C6
Ramsey, Kathryn L.     West 11th Street       09/30/2005  Death Notice
(Gradeless)            Mishawaka, IN          10/01/2005  Death Notice
b. 03/30/1947 d. 09/29/2005  aged 58y 5m 30d  10/01/2005  Obituary

Fort Wayne News Sentinel, February 19, 2007, Page 4A:

EVELYN K. GRADELESS, 86, of South Whitley, formerly of Bippus, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, 1:46 a.m., at her daughter's residence. She graduated from Bippus High School in 1939, then received her Registered Nurse degree from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She had worked at Huntington Memorial Hospital, in Dr. Balsbaugh's office, North Manchester; at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester; at Kosciusko County Hospital, Warsaw; and at . . ...



Huntington Herald Press - Feb 18, 2007:

Evelyn K. Gradeless

Evelyn K. Gradeless, 86, South Whitley, died at 1:46 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 17, 2007) at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Gradeless, a former resident of Bippus, graduated from Bippus High School in 1939 and received her registered nurse degree from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She had been employed by Huntington Memorial Hospital, Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, Kosciusko County Hospital in Warsaw, Grace Village in Warsaw, and a North Manchester doctor's office. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Columbia City.

She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Huntington County, a daughter of Frank and Ruth Hanselman Garshwiler. She married Charles E. Gradeless Feb. 24, 1946; her husband died Jan. 8, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Alan Gradeless of Hendersonville, Tenn., and David Gradeless of Huntington; two daughters, Christine Duhamell of Greencastle and Carlene Staller of South Whitley; a brother, Bill Garshwiler of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday at Deal-Rice Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Elder Jon R. Knecht officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Andrews.

Memorial gifts may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington IN 46750.


Indianapolis WTHR Channel 13 - Eyewitness News Feb 26, 2007

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Ross A. Sheridan

Greenwood police: Alcohol likely played role in man's death


Greenwood - A family is trying to cope with the loss of their son while police try to pinpoint the exact circumstances of his death.
     Harry Sheridan is trying to deal with the unthinkable - the loss of his 21-year-old son - under circumstances no one quite understands.
     "Had lunch with him on Friday and that's the last time I saw my son," Sheridan said.
     Early Saturday morning, police found Ross Sheridan's body on the side of Sheek Road near St. Andrews Apartments. They say he died of a head injury, but how he got there is still somewhat of a mystery.
     "Right now it's all a question, just all a question. You know, our son was found on the side of a road and obviously something happened to him and we're desperately trying to know what happened to our son," said Sheridan.
     Police say Sheridan and two friends went bar-hopping near Southport that night.
     "Apparently around 3:00 am, the driver of the three left the drinking establishment they were at and stranded the other two," said Greenwood Police Chief Joe Pitcher.
     Police say Sheridan went to a Taco Bell to find a ride to a friend's in Greenwood.
     "Apparently a Ford Ranger pick-up truck occupied by two white males in their early 20's offered them a ride," said the chief.
     Sheridan sat in the truck bed, police say, and as they traveled south, something went wrong. Police say injuries show Sheridan likely fell from the truck, hit his head and died on the side of the road.
     The truck, police say, never stopped. The driver and passengers never checked on Sheridan.
     "Seems like intoxication often ends in a bad situation and there's a lot of intoxication here, it looks like," Pitcher said.
     "This is something no parent wants to have happen," said Harry Sheridan.
     Why it happened is what Ross Sheridan's father is struggling with. "We pray they get to the bottom of it and can resolve it."
     Police are reviewing surveillance video from the bars Sheridan visited that night. They're searching for a silver or gray Ford Ranger pick-up truck and the two men in their twenties who gave Sheridan a ride.
     Anyone with information should call the tip line for Greenwood police at 865-0300.

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Harry Sheridan



Shirley Brothers Obituary

Ross Allen Sheridan
Born on: June 6, 1985 in Dade City, Florida
Departed on: February 24, 2007 and resided in Morristown, Indiana

Visitation: Tuesday, February 27, 4-8 PM,
Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel
Service: Wednesday, February 28, 10 AM,
Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel

Ross Allen Sheridan, 21, Morristown, passed away February 24, 2007. He was born June 6, 1985 in Dade City, Florida to Cynthia Gradeless and Harry C. Sheridan III. Ross graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School and was a technician for H.C. Systems. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd., with funeral services Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. His mother, Cynthia Gradeless, preceded him in death. Ross is survived by his father, Harry C. “Tag” Sheridan III; stepmother, Esther D. Sheridan; his twin brother, Casey W. Sheridan; sisters, Rita R. Sheridan, Kelly A. Sheridan, Angela Schuyler, Jennifer M. Buckler, April D. Buckler; grandparents, Juanita and Harry C. Sheridan II, Carol and Harry Gradeless, and Marie and Kenneth Campbell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.



Indianapolis Star, Feb 26, 2007

Police: Man died after fall from pickup
By Paul Bird paul.bird@indystar.com

     A Morristown man whose body was found along Sheek Road early Saturday was fatally injured when he fell out of the bed of a pickup truck, according to Greenwood police.
     Ross A. Sheridan, 21, was found dead about 3 a.m. along Sheek Road, just south of Main Street in Greenwood.
An autopsy showed Sheridan died of head injuries, Greenwood Police Chief Joe Pitcher said.
     Sheridan and two male friends had traveled to southern Marion County Friday night and had visited bars near Stop 11 Road and Madison Avenue, Pitcher said. One of the men later left Sheridan and the third man stranded, Pitcher said.
     At a Taco Bell restaurant in southern Marion County, the two friends accepted a ride from two strangers in a small gray or silver pickup truck, believed to be a Ford Ranger, Pitcher said. The men told Sheridan and his friend they would take them to an apartment off Sheek Road where a friend of Sheridan's lived, Pitcher said.
     Sheridan climbed into the truck's bed and his friend sat in the cab with the two men while they drove to Greenwood, Pitcher said. Police are withholding the identity of the man stranded with Sheridan.
     However, he told investigators that when the pickup truck driver dropped him off at the Emerald Green apartments, the truck's bed was empty. Police ask that the pickup truck's driver come forward. Anyone with information about the incident should call the Greenwood Police tip line at (317) 865-0300.


Indianapolis Star

Sheridan, Ross A.
February 27, 2007

Ross Allen Sheridan 21, Morristown, passed away February 24, 2007. He was born June 6, 1985 in Dade City, Florida to Cynthia Gradeless and Harry C. Sheridan III. Ross graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School and was a technician for H.C. Systems. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 27 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd., with funeral services Wednesday at 10 a.m. His mother, Cynthia Gradeless, preceded him in death. Ross is survived by his father, Harry C. "Tag" Sheridan III; stepmother, Esther D. Sheridan; his twin brother, Casey W. Sheridan; sisters, Rita R. Sheridan, Kelly A. Sheridan, Angela Schuyler, Jennifer M. Buckler, April D. Buckler; grandparents, Juanita and Harry C. Sheridan II, Carol and Harry Gradeless, and Marie and Kenneth Campbell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Indianapolis Star, Mar 1, 2007

Death case could be helped by UIndy lab

By Paul Bird paul.bird@indystar.com

     Greenwood police have asked a new University of Indianapolis digital evidence processing center to enhance surveillance videotape taken close to the site where a man's body was found to help identify individuals they believe were involved in the man's death.
     Ross A. Sheridan, 21, Morristown, was found dead about 3 a.m. Saturday along Sheek Road in Greenwood.
     Sheridan was fatally injured when he accidentally fell out of the bed of a pickup truck, Police Chief Joe Pitcher said.
     Within two days after the accident, police began collecting videotapes from surveillance cameras near where Sheridan was found and at other      locations.
     The tape has been turned over to the University of Indianapolis Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing Lab, a center for analyzing surveillance camera footage that opened Monday.
     Sheridan and two male friends had traveled to southern Marion County on Friday night and had visited bars near Stop 11 Road and Madison Avenue, Pitcher said. One of the men later left Sheridan and the third man stranded, Pitcher said.
     At a Taco Bell restaurant in southern Marion County, the two friends accepted a ride from two strangers in a small gray pickup truck, believed to be a gray Ford Ranger, Pitcher said. The men told Sheridan and his friend they would take them to an apartment off Sheek Road where a friend of Sheridan's lived, Pitcher said.
     Police ask that the pickup truck's driver come forward. Anyone with information about the incident should call the Greenwood police tip line at (317) 865-0300.
Call Star reporter Paul Bird at (317) 444-2709.


1850 Census Thorncreek Township Whitley County Indiana

353 363 Nathaniel Gradeless 56 M Farmer 2,000      Md
        Elizabeth Gradeless 50 F                   Ohio Cannot Read & Write, 
        Milton Gradeless    32 M famer         200 Ohio, 
        Joseph Gradeless    16 M Famer             Ohio attended schook, 
        Sarah E. Pence       8 F                   Indiana Attended School


1860 Census Thorncreek Township Whitley County Indiana
13 August 1860, Thomas L. Graves, Marshall
1863 1868 A. Flory            52 M  Farmer  5000 1000 Ohio 
          Lavina Flory        47 F                    Ohio
          Samuel Flory        32 M  Farmer            Ohio
          Hesther Flory       20 F                    Ohio
          Isaac Flory         18 M                    Ohio
          Barbara Flory       16 F                    Ohio
          Levi Flory          14 M                    Ohio
          Abraham Flory       12 M                    Ohio
          Jacob Flory         10 M                    Ohio
          Wesley Flory         9 M                    Ohio
          Emanuel Flory       27 M  Farmer  1500  200 Ohio
1864 1869 C. Flory            31 M  Farmer  2000  450 Ohio
          Mary A. Flory       28 F                    Ohio
          Cyrus Flory          7 M                    Ind. attended school
          Franklin Flory       4 M                    Ind. attended school
          Samuel A. Flory      2 M                    Ind. 
          Thomas Flory         2 M                    Ind.
          N. Greadless        68 M          1500  500 Maryland
          Elizabeth Greadless 64 F                    Ohio
          Sarah P. Greadless  18 F                    Ind.
1865 1870 M. Greadless        30 M  Farmer  1400      Ohio
          Mary A. Greadless   25 F                    Ohio
          Wm. H. Greadless     5 M                    Ind.
          Nancy Greadless      3 F                    Ind. 
          
Union Townhsip Whitley County Indiaaa, P. O. Coesse 
16 day Jun 1860, Thomas L. Graves, Marshall
 512  518 Milo Gradeless      44 M  Farmer  3000  847 Ohio
          Hannah Gradeless    43 F                    Ohio cannot read or write
          Wells T. Gradeless  19 M  School Teacher    Inda. 
          Hiram B. Gradeless  15 M                    Inda. attended school
          Rebecca Jones       14 F  Serving           Inda. attended schhol

Smith Township, Whitley County Indiana
7th July 1860, Thomas L. Graves, Marshall
 968  976 M. T. Gradiler      39 M  Farmer  1800 1029 Ohio
          Mary Gradiler       42 F                    Ohio
          Isaiah Gradiler     17 M                    Ind. attended school
          Mary E. Gradiler    15 F                    Ind. attended school
          Clarissa Gradiler   13 F                    Ind. attended school
          Martha Gradiler     11 F                    Ind. attended school
          Rebecca J. Gradiler  9 F                    Ind. sttended school
          
Lake Townshp, Allen County, Ohio, Post Office Arcola, 20 June 1860
 425  414 Samuel Nickey       54 M  Farmer  3500  500 Virginia
          Elizabeth Nickey    46 F                    Ohio
          Addison V. Nickey   15 M  Farmer            Indiana attended school
          Jasper McNear       20 M  Laborer           Ohio
          Caroline Showalter   9 F  Laborer           Indiana
 426  415 Rebecca Grayless    66 F                100 Ohio
 Post office Hellers Corners, 21 June 1860
 429  418 Absalom Hyer        51 M  Farmer  5000 1000 Ohio
          Mary A. Hyer        48 F                    Ohio
          Elias Hyer          20 M  Farmer         50 Indiana
          Martha A. Hyer      14 F                    Indinaa
          Eliah Hyer          24 M  Farmer            Indiana
          Joanna Hyer         23 F                    Ohio
          Edith A. Hyer        1 F                    Indiana
          Daniel Meller       18 M  Laborer           Indiana


Stevens Point Daily Journal
December 10, 2007

Business briefs
2 from Almond join Angus Association

Wade and Steven Gradeless, both of Almond, are new members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The American Angus Association, with more than 36,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 16 million registered Angus.

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records on individual animals for its members. These permanent records help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce high-quality, efficient breeding cattle, which are then recorded with the American Angus Association. Most of these registered Angus are used by U.S. farmers and ranchers who raise high quality beef for U.S. consumption.

Warsaw Times Union Newspaper
June 6, 2008

The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:

- Nathaniel L. Raber, 25, and Kelly M. Gradeless, 22, both of Widaman Street, Winona Lake.


Obituary Smith & Sons Funeral Home
Columbia City, Indiana
John Flory

John W. Flory, 83, lifelong Noble County farmer, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at his home.
He was born August 14, 1925 in Albion, Indiana a son of Cassius and Ada (Pippinger) Flory. A lifelong resident of Noble County, he graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On September 22, 1945 he was united in marriage to Lorene M. Dominy. They always made their home on a farm in Noble Township. Mrs. Flory died in June 26, 1993.
In addition to grain and dairy farming, he began driving school bus for Wolf Lake Schools and 18 years later retired driving bus for Central Noble Schools.
Surviving relatives include a son, Greg (Candace) Flory and a daughter, Patricia (Ralph) Butler, both of Albion; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger Reichard.
A private family service will be held at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.


DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home
Columbia City, Indiana

Evelyn

Evelyn J. Swartz

        Evelyn J. Swartz, age 84, of South Whitley, IN, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2012 at her daughter's residence in Larwill. Born June 19, 1928 in Whitley County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Fannie R. (Hartman) Gradeless.
        A life long resident of Whitley County, she attended school in both Etna and Wolf Lake and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1946. On July 2, 1948, she married Harold L. Swartz at St. John's Lutheran Church, Columbia City. A former General Electric employee, Evelyn retired from Nutritional Research, South Whitley, in 1986 with 15 years of service. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
        Surviving relatives include 2 daughters, Roxanna (John) Hodges, Larwill and Debra (Veryl) Whaley of Columbia City; 2 sons, Ronald E. (Cindie) Swartz, Mesquite, NV and David A. Swartz, Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harold L. Swartz; 5 sisters, Orpha Juillerat, Edith Goings, Fern Robinette, Mildred Langohr and Flossie King.
        Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastor David Mommens officiating. Burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Swartz to Cleveland Township Fire Department, South Whitley Library or Whitley County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Stacey Page online
Columbia City, Indiana

Evelyn
Mary Ellen Gradeless Rudisel-Jones

Popular Warsaw Architect Killed In Crash

X An accident in Wabash County Thursday afternoon claimed the life of a popular Warsaw architect.
      Mary Ellen Rudisel Jordan, 61, was killed when another vehicle crossed the center line of SR 15 just south of the Kosciusko County line and struck her vehicle head-on.
      Jordan, of Scearce Rudisel Architects, was active in the Warsaw community having served most recently on the Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals, the Warsaw Breakfast Optimists Club and as an active member of Warsaw Community Church. She also served as past president of the Warsaw Community Development Corporation and was a former Warsaw Common Councilwoman.
      According to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department’s preliminary investigation, the accident happened in a no passing zone on SR 15 at Wabash County Road 1400 North. At about 3 p.m. a southbound 2014 Chevrolet driven by Carl W. Burt, 60, Warsaw, crossed the center line and struck Jordan, who was northbound. Jordan died at the scene of the crash. Burt’s injuries are unknown, but he was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital.
      Jeff Pfeifer, pastor of Community Care at WCC told StaceyPageOnline.com that Mary Ellen and her husband, Jim, were leaders in the 50 and over classes at WCC. “They were very active and led that ministry and always very much involved in volunteering, leading and mentoring. She was very kind and definitely has a heart for the Lord,” said Pfeifer, who has known Mary Ellen for approximately 8 years. “I would see her at events like funerals and viewings when people where going through those kinds of times and i would see how she would react to people; very kind. She was a very joyful person and ready to laugh.”
      Steve Possell, executive director of Combined Community Services, also said of Mary Ellen, “She was instrumental in getting us the land for our agency, she was the architect who developed the blueprints and she was just a great help to CCS. She will be sorely missed in the community as a professional and more as just a really good person.”
     

Evelyn
Mary Ellen Gradeless Rudisel-Jones

    Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan, 61, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM as the result of an automobile accident on SR 15 in Wabash County just south of Silver Lake, Indiana.
    Mary Ellen was born July 23, 1951 in South Bend, Indiana to Raymond and Mary Ann (Summey) Gradeless.
    She was a 1969 graduate of LaVille High School, Lakeville, Indiana where she was the class salutatorian. Mary Ellen attended Manchester College before going to Ball State University where, in 1974, she earned her degree from Ball State University’s Architectural School.
    In 1997 Mary Ellen purchased Scearce and Associates from Don Scearce, P.E. and reincorporated the firm as Scearce Rudisel Architects, Inc. Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan, AIA has been providing architectural services for Warsaw and surrounding areas for sixteen years.
    Mary Ellen lived most of her life in Warsaw. It was there on March 20, 2000 she and Rev. James “Jim” Jordan were joined in holy matrimony. Jim states that he was blessed by the thirteen years they shared as she was his soul mate, very best friend and a devoted wife.
    A member of Warsaw Community Church (WCC), she and Jim were leaders of the '50 Somethings' ministry. She will especially be remembered for her wisdom, friendship and humor - especially her Sven and Ole jokes by many at WCC. Mary Ellen was a leader and mentor within the church as well as in the community. Her faith in God and her devotion to Jesus Christ gave witness through all she stood for and accomplished.
    Mary Ellen was a past president and lieutenant governor of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club where she sang with the Optimist Singers. She was a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana, former Indiana state secretary of the AIA Indiana, former president NWAIA Indiana, National Historic Building Restoration Assessor, president of the Warsaw Community Development Corporation and a member of the Warsaw Zoning Board.
   She and Jim established the Way Maker Trust Fund through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. This fund allows architectural designs to be drawn up to assist small churches and non-for-profits (i.e. libraries) become handicap accessible.
    Mary Ellen was an inspiration. She brought out the best in everyone she met. Her joy and exuberance were infectious and her positive attitude gave hope and energy. As an avid reader Mary Ellen was a frequent patron of the Warsaw Public Library reading four to five books a month.
    While her death is a great loss, the legacy and memories of Mary Ellen will live on. The positive changes she has made in our community will endure.
    Those whose hearts are broken yet full of memories to last a lifetime are Jim, her husband of 13 years; 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Alixandra Rudisel of West Lafayette, Indiana; and PV2 Daniel S. and Amanda Rudisel of San Antonio, Texas; daughter and son-in-law: Leanna and Jeff Anderson of Dallas, Texas; 4 grandchildren; mother, Mary Ann Gradeless, Warsaw; father and step mother: Ray and Donna Gradeless, Mishawaka, Indiana; brother and sister-in-law: Dr. Michael and Kathy Gradelss of Carmel, Indiana; 4 step-sons and their wives: Joseph A. and Jeanette Jordan, Columbia City, Indiana; Bradley A. and Renae Jordan of Fishers, Indiana; Randall L. and Jodie Jordan, Columbia City; and Kevin L. and Jill Jordan, also of Columbia City; and 15 step grandchildren. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rebecca Rudisel.
    Family and friends will gather for a time of sharing in support of each other Tuesday, July 23rd from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. A service celebrating the life of Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan will take place Wednesday, July 24th beginning at 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Pfeifer of Warsaw Community Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
    The family has asked that gifts in Mary Ellen’s memory be given to the fund she and Jim established: Way Maker Trust Fund through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 102 E. Market Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 or on their website at www.kcfoundation.org
    The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it an honor and a privilege to care for the family and friends of Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan.

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