Families of Shelby County Indiana
Here are the Addison names I am researching. This is a piece of work that my Aunt Opal wrote. I would like to share this with any other Addison's that might be researching the same ones that I am. If any sound familiar please let me know. Thanks to you all!!
Lora William Addison lived in North Carolina. He had 3 sons, Iverson Thomas, and William.
The 3 boys came to Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana in the 1820s. It was a dense forest at that time.
1. Iverson Addison was born in 1806. He was married once and had 1 son and 2 daughters. He was killed on Dec 27, 1836, while caring a wild hog on his back. He slipped on the ice and broke his neck. His death occurred a short ways south of Cadiz and he was buried near Cadiz. His son was 9 years old at the time of his death.
2. Thomas Addison was born Aug 16, 1808 He was married twice. Thomas and his first wife had 4 sons and 4 daughters. They lived near Cadiz. His first wife died the latter part of 1841. She was buried near Cadiz. On Sept 10, 1842. Thomas married his second wife. Gathering up his children he had trouble in getting his daughter Margaret who was 8years old, from the people who had her, as they didn't want to give her up. Thomas told them he had come after her and would take her or lose every drop of blood in his veins. He told them he had a good wife and she was willing and wanted him to bring his children home. Thomas had 8 children and his newly wedded wife had 3. This made for a good sized family, but they moved to the northeast corner of Shelby County on an 80 acre farm that Thomas purchased. They had 7 children by Thomas wife who died Aug. 22 1886. Thomas had 1 son at home at that time, Washington. They lived there a few years longer, then Thomas and Washington went to Greenfield and lived with Thomas' daughter Christian Addison Adams. In Nov. of 1894 Washington, not in good health, drove from Greenfield to Wolf's Mill Race 3 miles north of Morristown, IN, and drowned himself. That and old age, finished Thomas Addison who died Dec 15, 1894, past 86 years of age. Thomas and his second wife are buried in the Asbury Cemetery, north of Morristown, IN.
Thomas Addison b Aug 16, 1808 d Dec 15 1894 mrd first Catherine Calgon - they had 8 children
2a. Jane Addison b Nov 1829 - d Aug. 16, 1907 - Will Snyder . They had 9 children
2a1. Thomas b March 6, 1849 d Dec 4, 1936
2a3. Mary b April 24, 1851 d Oct 25, 1938 - Kiser
2a5. Margaret b. Stump
2a6. Susan b March 26, 1857 d Willis King
2b. John R. Addison b Dec 14, 1832 d March 25, 1915. John R. Addison mrd 1st to Asenath Ball They had 3 children: 3b1. Sarah C. b. Dec 7, 1853 d. Keaton
2b2. Mary E. b. Sept 5, 1857 d Stevens
2b3. John W. b Dec 23, 1859
John R. Addison mrd 2nd on Oct 26, 1862 to Elizabeth Bentley Willis. They had 5 children.
2b4. Homer D. b Aug22, 1863 died in infancy
2b5. Jasper Newton b. Oct 10, 1865
2b6. David b. April 21, 1868
2b7. Cornelia b. Dec 11, 1869 d Aug 3, 1947
2b8. James b. Nov 24, 1875
2c. Sarah Ellen Addison b May 31, 1831 d June 1, 1916 - mrd to George S. Ball b Nov 24, 1831 They had 8 children
2c1. Millard F. b Dec 18, 1855
2c2. Henry Thomas b. July 4, 1857
2c3. Theodore M. b. Feb 24, 1859
2c4. Mary Catherine b. Feb 16, 1861 d. mrd Pinkerman
2c5. Harriet b. July 6, 1864 Copher
2c6. John Wesley b. July 29, 1866
2c7. George William b. March 10, 1869
2c8. Emily Jane b. Oct 10, 1871 d. mrd Leisure
2d. Milton Addison b Feb 16, 1834 d Sept 5, 1910 Milton Addison mrd Rachel Ann Moore b. 1845 d. 1933 They had 5 children
2d1. Mary Emeline b July 16, 1876 d. April 28, 1946 Collins
2d2. Sarah b. March 10, 1878 d. Nov 1943 Ramsey
2d3. Ada Scohronia b. May 1, 1880 d. Poston
2d4. William b. March 28, 1855 d. Aug 1944
2d5. Lilly Leone b. March 28, 1885 d. Feb 4, 1945 William and Lilly are twins.
2e. Margaret Addison b Aug 6, 1836 d Feb 4, 1906 - md. Jonathan Ball They had 11 children
2e2. Thelma b. Feb 28, 1859
2e3. Cordelia died in infancy
2e7. Mary Jane b. Bunker
2e10. Rachel b. Nov 20, 1872 Sullivan
2e11. Noah b. Feb 20, 1847
2f. Wesley Addison b May 28, 1838 d Oct 12, 1906. Eli Wesley Addison mrd on July 30, 1862 to Elizabeth Haskett They had 7 children.
2f3. Frank b. Jan 17, 1871
2f4. Mary b. Jan 7, 1873
2f6. Margaret b. Jan 7, 1875
2f7. Anna b. mrd Wheeler Shinn 9-16-1895
2g. Mary Addison b Oct 6, 1839 d Nov 7, 1917. mrd on Dec 18, 1862 to George Small. They had 5 children
2g1. Rose Ellen
2g2. Thomas Edison
2g3. Josiah b. Jan 1, 1862 d. Oct 1938
2g4. Martha b. Nov 7, 1863 d.
2g5. Mary Evva b. Oct 19, 1864 d.
2h. William Addison b March 15, 1841 d Sept 1901. mrd Miranda Nixon b. Aug 16, 1847 d. April 5, 1887 They had 8 children
2h1. Martha b. Aug 31, 1864 -d
2h2. Woodiard Hugh b. June 4, 1867 d.
2h3. Elizabeth Catherine b. March 24, 1869 Wiggins
2h4. Sarah Ellen b. July July 3, 1871 d. March 1945 Winslow
2h5. Maria b. March 4, 1874 d.
2h6. Ruben Irvin b. Nov 20, 1877 d. March 16, 1878
2h7. Bertha A. b. Aug 25, 1879 d. Aug 20, 1878
2h8. William Thomas b. May 3, 1882 d.
Thomas Addison mrd second to Catherine Smith b May 29, 1812 d Aug 22, 1886. They had 7 children. Mrd on Sept 11, 1842.
2i. David b 1843 d the summer of 1881. mrd Melinda Bassell b. 1855 d. 1893 they had 2 children
2i1. Etta b. 1874 d. 1936 Wrotten
2i2. Minnie b. 1875 d. 1914 Lloyd
2j. Thomas Jefferson b. Nov 29, 1844 d Oct 19, 1916. mrd Miranda Elizabeth Cathron b. May 30, 1851 d. April 22, 1928 They had 5 children
2j1. William A. b. 1867 d. April 10, 1948
2j2. Della Catherine b. 1869 d. 1926 Gates
2j3. Orlando F. b. Oct 22, 1873 d.
2j4. Charley T. b. Feb 19, 1879 d.
2j5. Ruth b. Jan 29, 1885 d. March 5, 1952 Lee
2k. Washington b 1846 d Nov 1894
2l. Christian b Dec 6, 1848 d Oct 29, 1914. Mrd Oliver Adams b. April 20, 1848 d. Dec 27, 1923. They had 3 children.
2l1. Dora b. April 24, 1872 d. Feb 6, 1937 Wolf
2l2. Letha b. July 1, 1876 d. 1955 Smith
2l3. Lena b. April 25, 1886 d. 1972 Howard
2m. Francis Marion b Dec 14, 1849 d April 28, 1930. mrd Sarah Frances Morgan b. Feb 10, 1856 d. July 23, 1933 They had 6 children.
2m1. Thomas b. March 15, 1876 d. June 7, 1950 Merle F. Gordon
2m2. Nellie b. Aug 26, 1879 d. June 10, 1943 Arna Bumdy
2m3. Susie b. April 14, 1884 d. July 28, 1896 never married
2m4. Walter C. b. March 14, 1886 d. Dec 22, 1951 Lillie
2m5. Thurman M. b. Sept 7, 1888 d. Aug 5, 1956 Mildred
2m6. Fred b. Feb 6, 1892 mrd Lenora Kasler
2n. Catherine b 1852 d in infancy
2o. Theodore b Dec 16, 1854 d June 30, 1924; mrd Catherine Smith b. 1842 d. 1908 They had no children
Catherine Smith Galaher Addison's children by her first marriage to Smith - They had 3 children.
2p. Emeline Smith b Jan 10, 1832 d Sept 10, 1898 mrd Eaton.
2q. Jasper Smith b April 21, 1833 -d May 5, 1915 (5children)
2r. Samuel Smith
3. William Addison was married twice. He had 3 sons and 1 daughter by his first wife, who died in Carthage, Ind. In 1860. William was a store keeper in Carthage in early days and sold among other things liquor. Later, he and his second wife moved to Burlington, IN, now Arlington, IN, north of Cartage. William and his second wife had no children. William Addison mrd Betsy they had 4 children
3a. Henry Lindon mrd [?]. They had 10 children
3a1. William Thomas.
3a1a. Lonnie Addison the blacksmith at Spiceland.
3a2. Josephine mrd Trowbridge
3a5. Nancy mrd Sullivan
3a6. John Lewis
3a7. Silas Emmory
3a8. Charles Willard
3a10. George Dallas
3b. Stephen had 7 or 8 children lived in northern Missouri
3c. Harvey J. mrd [?]. They had 5 children
3c1. Clifton Harvey
3c3. Jessup Myrtle died at age 14
3c5. Wise Daliah mrd Ericson
3d. Mary Ann 1832 d. Nov 15, 1853. Mary Ann never married, died at age 21.
Lora, Sun Jun 25 2000