Joseph Mings


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH JOSEPH MINGS Joseph Mings was born in Kentucky, July 9, 1808. He was a son of Aaron and Martha Mings. In early life he came with his parents to Indiana; and on January 22, 1835, at Lexington, in Jefferson county, Indiana, he was married to Harriet Davis. She was born in […]

April 30, 2015

Mary Park


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Mary Park Mary Park was born in LaRue county, Kentucky, in 1816. She was a daughter of James and Theodosia (Dodge) McDonald, and was married to Joseph L. Park, in 1835. He was born November 12, 1810, and died in 1852; and was a son of George and Elizabeth Hahn) Park. […]

April 30, 2015

John Web Nance


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH John Web Nance John W. Nance was born in Rockingham county, North Carolina, May 15, 1814. He was a son of William H. and Nancy¬†(Lowe) Nance. His father and grandfather, John Nance, were natives of North Carolina. His boyhood days were passed in middle and west Tennessee. He was married May […]

April 30, 2015

James Simmons


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH JAMES SIMMONS James Simmons was born in Warren county, Kentucky, August 10, 1809. He was a son of William and Esther (Stice) Simmons, who were married in 1798. He was born in 1775, and died in 1865. She was born in South Carolina, in 1779, and died in 1855.To them the […]

April 30, 2015

William P. Jones


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH WILLIAM P. JONES William P. Jones was born in Kentucky, November 11, 1810. He was a son of Elijah and. Sarah (Hamvock) Jones, both natives of Virginia. She was born in 1777; their marriage occurred in North Carolina, in 1801.To this union the following-named children were born: Susanna, born in 1802 […]

April 30, 2015

Alexander Willard


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH ALEXANDER WILLARD Alexander Willard was born in Virginia, October 26, 1795. He was a son of William and Jane (Cook) Willard. Jane Cook was born in Ireland. Alexander Willard left Virginia in his younger days and went to Overton county, Tennessee; from there he moved to the state of Missouri. His […]

April 30, 2015

Thomas Moulton


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH THOMAS MOULTON Thomas Moulton was born November 14, 1800. He came from Indiana to Greenbush, Illinois, in 1838, and settled on section 16, where he lived and died. He was a farmer by occupation. He filled the office of justice of the peace for many years, and was also a local […]

April 30, 2015

Cholera in Greenbush


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH CHOLERA IN GREENBUSH It was in June, 1851, that the cholera made its appearance in Greenbush and vicinity. There were about twelve deaths from this disease at that time. Lawson Walker was the first one. He died June 15, 1851. Abner Walker and his daughter Abigail died on the same day, […]

April 30, 2015

Abner Walkin


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Abner Walkin Abner Walker was born in Lexington, Kentucky, August 10. 1796. He married Jane Damron at Columbia, Kentucky, October 20, 1829. He moved to McDonough county, Illinois, in 1830, where he resided until be moved to Greenbush, Illinois, in October, 1849. The parents of Abner Walker and wife were natives […]

April 30, 2015

Earnest Damitz, Senior


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH Earnest Damitz, Senior Ernest Damitz, senior, was born in Prussia, Germany, January 6, 1805. He emigrated with his family from his native country and landed in New York, in September, 1847. From New York he went to Chicago where he stopped one week on account of the sickness of his son […]

April 30, 2015