Adina Watkins Dyer
born and raised in Tippecanoe County, a daughter of Joseph
Watkins and Betty Davis. She graduated
from Battle Ground High School, and in 1970 was married to
Grant Dyer. They have a grown son, Aaron, daughter, Allison, and six
grandchildren. Adina began researching
her family in 1987, and has been a member of TIPCOA for several years. She is the coordinator for the Tippecanoe
County INGenWeb and Caroline County MDGenWeb Projects, the Tippecanoe
Biographies Project, and the INGenWeb Links project.
She has been the TIPCOA newsletter editor
since 2001, and maintains the TIPCOA Web site.
Adina has several ancestors from Tippecanoe County - some are listed below (*
indicate direct ancestor). You can contact
her at email@example.com or
Kopf Lane, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Visit her
homepage, Tippecanoe Roots, at: http://home.comcast.net/~asdyer/
Edmund CLARK was born 20 Jan 1813 in Connecticut. He was married
to Margaret CAMPBELL, dau. of
James Campbell and Isabella Leach,
16 July 1843 in Tippecanoe Co., and they
lived near Concord in Lauramie Twp. Children
of this marriage were *Lora Ann,
Lester and James Dexter. Edmund died 08 Apr
1875 and is buried in Concord Cemetery; Margaret died in March
1880, burial place unknown.
Edgar C. DAVIS, born 1835 in
Fayette Co., IN; came to
Tippecanoe Co. 1850-1860 with his parents Nathaniel
W. and Delilah (Bishop) Davis,
settling near Concord in Lauramie Twp. Edgar married Lora Ann CLARK, dau. of Edmund
Clark and Margaret Campbell, of
Lauramie Twp. Edgar and Lora moved to
Jackson Twp., where he owned a large farm. Edgar
died in 1909; Lora died in
1923. They are buried in Wheeler's Grove Cemetery.
Andrew J. DOWNS, was born 1835 in Ross Co., OH, a son of William Downs and Rachel Green. William brought his family to
Tippecanoe Co. ca. 1845, settling near Battle Ground.
died 1872 and Rachel in 1892.
Andrew was married July 1857 in Tippecanoe Co., to Mary Frances TUTTLE, dau. of Chester Tuttle and Nancy Moore. Mary died
in 1900; Andrew in 1912. Many
members of the Downs family are buried in Battle Ground Cemetery.
Hannah Marion FISHER was born 1827 in Allegeny
Co., NY, a dau. of Isaac Fisher and Martha
Gee. She was married first abt. 1845
to James HAYWARD in Livingston Co., NY,
and 2nd to Elijah HILL.
Children from her first marriage were: *William
Willard and Mary; children from
her second marriage were: Catherine and
died in 1863 and is buried near her parents and husband Elijah
Hill in Pierce Cemetery.
Jonathan FOX was born 27 Dec 1810 in Butler or Warren Co., OH. He
married 1) Eliza Ann REILY on 01 Jan
1833; and 2) Margaret Hawk on 10 Jan 1838, both marriages taking place in Butler Co.,
OH. He came to Tippecanoe Co. bef.
settling in Lafayette where he was the first
butcher in the city. In the mid-1850's
he removed to White Co., IN, where he died in 1880.
His daughter by his first marriage, *Christina,
married John SUMWALT and they lived in Union Twp. Their daughter, Lizzie, married Joseph H.
Hawkins and lived in Benton Co.,
IN. Children of Jonathan's 2nd marriage:
Catherine, Abner, Bonham, Eliza, Thomas,
Vincent and Charles.
Henry GATES was born 20 Dec. 1789
in Greenbrier Co., VA, the son of Ralph
Gates and Jane Wiley. They
removed abt. 1808 to Champaign Co. (now
Clarke Co.), OH. Henry was
married in Clark Co. to Eleanor ROCK on 02 Dec.1819.
They came to Tippecanoe Co. in 1829, settling in Shelby Twp. Henry and Eleanor
had children: Rosanna, James, John, *Henry
G., Minerva, William, Harrison, and Samantha; a son, Ralph, died in infancy. Henry was a veteran of the
War of 1812,
serving in the company of his oldest
brother, Capt. James Gates. They
were present during both sieges of Fort Meigs. Henry died 1862;
Eleanor 1870. They
are buried in Burton Cemetery.
Levi HAWKINS was born 10 Jan
1785 in Union Co., SC,
a son of
Benjamin Hawkins and Martha
Hollingsworth. He was married to Mary EVANS, a daughter of Joseph Evans
and Esther Buffington, on 09 Sep 1809, in Butler Co., OH. Levi
came to Tippecanoe Co. bef. 1830, and was one of the founders of
Institute. Mary died
in West Elkton, OH in 1827; Levi died 25 July
1834 and is buried in
the Farmer's Institute Cemetery.
Carmi JONES was born 1806 in Kanawha Co., VA, the son of
William Jones and Elizabeth
Jarrett. The family came to Indiana
ca. 1815, settling first in Wayne Co.; then in 1824 to the Wea Plains
Tippecanoe Co. Carmi married 1) Henrietta
TRIMMER in 1830 in Tippecanoe
Co., and 2) Mahala DOUGHERTY, widow
of Reuben Trimmer, in 1841 in
Clinton Co., IN. Children of his 1st
marriage were: Oliver Laban, Amanda,
Leah and William B.; children by
his 2nd marriage were: Anna E., *Emma
Q., Carrie D., Ira (died young), Talitha
Q., Nancy and Virginia. Carmi
removed to Cloud Co., KS abt. 1869, where he died 13 Dec
William Henry MARTIN was born 12 Jan 1835 in Miami Co., OH, the son
of James W. Martin and Nancy Roland. William was married to Emma
Quinia Jones, dau. of Carmi
Jones and Mahala Dougherty, on 12 Jan
William died on 10 April 1909, and Emma died on 27 Nov
They are buried in Montmorenci Cemetery.
Robert Floyd SAYERS was born 23 Dec 1804 in Tazwell Co., VA, a son
of Alexander Sayers and Susan Cecil. He came to Tippecanoe Co. abt. 1826/27 and
settled in Jackson Township. He was married
1) to Martha T. McMillin on 11 Feb
and 2) to
*Elizabeth Magee FROGGE on 28 July 1839 in Tippecanoe Co. to, a
dau. of Arthur Robinson Frogge and Jane
Thompson Richardson. Elizabeth was born on 17 April 1819 in Fentress Co., TN.
McMillin Sayers died 09 Jan 1839; Robert died 22 April
1872; and Elizabeth died 24 July 1893. They are buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery in Jackson Township.
John S. SHEETZ was born 1809 in Hampshire Co., VA, a son of
Frederick Sheetz and Nancy
Emerson. He was married to Isabella
PARKER, a dau. of James Parker and Rebecca
Wolfe. They came to
Indiana in the mid-1830's, living for a few years in
Co., before coming to Tippecanoe. Children of John and Isabella were: John Robert, Nancy, *Margaret
Mary, Hannah, Frederick, Martha,
Thomas and Elizabeth. John
S. Sheetz died 05 Dec 1877, and Isabella died July
1877; they are buried in Greenbush Cemetery in Lafayette.
Chester TUTTLE was born 1795 in Oneida Co., NY, the son of Gershom Tuttle and Permelia
Strong Clark. The family removed
York to Indiana bef. 1820, settling in Vigo
Co. Chester lived in Fountain Co. for a time, but
married Nancy MOORE 05 Jan 1832 in Tippecanoe Co. Nancy was born 05 Dec 1805 in Allegheny Co., PA. Her
parents are unknown; her siblings were: Elizabeth (m. Wm. Sherwood); Rachel
(m. Charles Little); Mary (m. Philip Ensminger); Margaret
(m. Townsend Cresse); James and William B. Moore (m. Malinda
Henry Clay WATKINS was born 1848 in Sussex Co., DE, a son of Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth
Gowty. The family removed to Indiana in 1865, settling in Green
Hill, Warren Co., where Henry married
Jane GARRARD, a daughter of Samuel Garrard
and Juliette Lemming, on 25 April
Henry and his family came to Tippecanoe Co. and tenant
Battle Ground. Henry and Jane's
children were: Gertrude, *Lewis, Myrtle, Fannie, William,
Elmer "Pug", Harley Oliver, Clara, Theodore "Dode", Pearl and Alice. Henry
died in 06 Jan 1918 and Jane died in 18 Dec
1934. They are buried
unmarked grave in Battle Ground Cemetery.
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