Moses Thompson Hand


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH MOSES THOMPSON HAND Moses T. Hand was born in New York City, November 4, 1807. When but a child his parents moved to the state of New Jersey. After a few years they again moved, this time settling in Huron county, Ohio, where Moses grew to manhood and was married to […]

April 30, 2015

Amos Pierce


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH AMOS PIERCE Amos Pierce was born in Vermont, July 31, 1784, where he spent his boyhood days. Removing from Vermont, he settled in western New York, where he was engaged in blacksmithing, proving himself an expert in making the first bolts and iron-work on the New York and Erie canal. In […]

April 30, 2015

Baley Ragon


Genealogy, History

EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH DR. BALEY RAGON Bailey Ragon was born in Ross county, Ohio, August 7, 1813. He was a son of Eli and Rebecca Ragon. In 1825, his parents moved to the north part of Ohio, where in 1833, Bailey Ragon commenced the study of medicine under Dr. J. Lang. He afterwards studied […]

April 30, 2015

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