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**William H. Elkins

Male 1836 - 1906  (70 years)


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  • Name **William H. Elkins  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 1 Mar 1836  Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana; Scottish Descent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1906  70 Years Old, Englewood, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana; Widower At Death Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Aug 1906  Russellville Cemetery, Russellville, Russell Township, Putnam County, Indiana Per Headstone Photo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6602  My Genealogy

    Father James Elkins,   b. Between 1806 and 1809, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" A. Reynolds,   b. 8 Oct 1810, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1887, 76y, 10M, 3D; Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1827  Knox County, Kentucky; Bands Per William Reynolds Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • SOURCE: Book - "Knox County Kentucky Marriages 1800 - 1850
      By V. Lorraine Duncan
      Another Researchers Publication
      Davenport Public Library
      321 Main Street
      Davenport, Iowa 52801 - 1490
      SC 976.9125 KNO, Page 4
      Elkins, James Reynolds, Polly (Mary) 28 August 1827'
      Bondsman: William Reynolds for Polly Reynolds and James Elkinsmarriage
      [Obtained & Transcribed 30 March 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Family ID F5227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 *Margaret A. Cavender,   b. 1835, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1861 and 1869, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1853  Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Indiana Tonit Jackson County; This certifies that I joined immarriage as husband and wife William Elkins and Margaret Cavender the3rd day of April 1853. Signed, John Robertson-Justice of Peace-seal." "Listing 528-consent Doctor Cavender. April 1, 1853; William Elkinsand Margaret Cavender." [Transcribed from copy of records in theElkins Family Volume, sljuhl, 08 April 2005]. Note: Margaret musthave been about 17 years old at the time, and probably reason for herfather signing for the marriage. Marriage Documented in the JacksonCounty Book, Volume II, #4, page 173--book C, page 074. [21 April2008, Sljuhl, Compiler]

      William Elkins found in:
      "Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900
      Married: Apr. 03, 1853 in: Jackson, IN Gender: M
      Source: County Court Records Film reference number: 1314624 - 1314628
      Spouse name: Cavender, Margaret Spouse gender: F
      Data Introduction" Taken from http://www.Genealogy.com web site onNovember 16, 2004, marriage records for Indiana. [SLJuhl]
    Children 
     1. Mary Leoda Elkins,   b. 22 May 1855, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1913, 54 Years Old, Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Franklin Asbury Elkins,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1913, 56 Years Old, Pennsylvania Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Isabelle Belle Elkins,   b. 1861, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 *Martha A. Duree',   b. 26 Sep 1839, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1898, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Aug 1869  Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: William H Elkins
      Spouse Name: Martha A Duree
      Marriage Date: Aug 1869
      Marriage County: Putnam
      Source Title 1: Putnam County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Records 1850-1920 Part One A-G I
      Source Title 3: Original record lecated in the County Clerk's Offi
      Book: 4
      OS Page: 344
      Source Citation: Title: Putnam County, Indiana, Index to MarriageRecords 1850-1920 Part One A-G I, Original record located in theCounty Clerk's Office; Book: 4;Page: 344."
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Children 
     1. Louisa Luella Elkins,   b. 1870, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Elkins,   b. 1872, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. William O. Elkins,   b. 1874, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1931, 56 Y; Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Eliza Elkins,   b. 1876, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lydia Elkins,   b. 29 Mar 1876, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1938, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. *Harry Albert Elkins,   b. 10 Oct 1878, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1936, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     7. Infant Child Elkins,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Russellville Cemetery, Russell Township, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana Near Parents Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Infant Child Elkins,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Russellville Cemetery, Russell Township, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana Near Parents Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • UPDATE: 31 MARCH 2007 - WILLIAM H. ELKINS FATHER WAS JAMES ELKINS WHOMARRIED MARY (POLLY) A. REYNOLDS IN KNOX COUNTY, KENTUCKY. MARY'SPARENTS WERE LIVING IN KNOX COUNTY, KENTUCKY AT THE TIME OF HERMARRIAGE TO JAMES ELKINS. AFTER JAMES ELKINS DIED, MARY RE-MARRIED TOJAMES C. GRAHAM, AND WILLIAM H. ELKINS WAS RAISED BY HIS UNCLE AMAZIAHELKINS. THE SCENERIO GIVEN BELOW WAS DONE IN THE PROCESS OFRESEARCHING THE FAMILY.
      SLJUHL, COMPILER.

      SOURCE OF MOST ORIGINAL CENSUS RECORDS: Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkinsof Parke County, Indiana; Records kept in Elkins volumes under Drury &Margaret Elkins section. [daughter, SLJuhl, compiler;SLJuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      Written by Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, "WILLIAM H. ELKINS, (Born inSeymour, IND. 3-1-1836 - Died 8-22-1906 in Crawfordsville, IND., andburied in Russelleville Cem., Russelleville, Ind. with his secondwife. First married, Margaret Cavender and had Franklin Asbury, MaryLeoda, Belle (Isabelle) and Anna. Second married Martha Duree, (Born:9-26-1839 and Died 2-14-1898) Children: Louise, William O., Lida andAlbert Harry. William H. came to Montgomery Co. Ind. after his firstmarriage as his children by Margaret were born in Seymour, Ind."[Transcribed by, sljuhl, 11 Jan 2005]
      "WILLIAM H. ELKINS: (b. IN. 3-1-1836 s/o Father (James) and Mary(Polly) A. Reynolds Elkins. d. Crawfordsville, IN. 8-22-1906 and isburied with his second wife in Russellville, IN.) Served in the CivilWar in 1865. Was disabled and applied for his pension. Firstmarried: 1853/5 Margaret Cavender, (b. 1835 d. 1860's) d/o Robert andIsabelle Boas Cavender. Children: Franklin Asbury Elkins, Mary LeodaElkins, Isabelle Elkins. Married second: Martha Duree' in August 1869in Putman Co., IN. (b. 9-26-1839 and d. age 60 2-14-1898). Children:Louisa Elkins, Anna Elkins, William O. Elkins, Lydia Elkins and AlbertHarry Elkins." [Transcribed by, sljuhl, 11 Jan 2005]
      "WILLIAM H. ELKINS: ONLY CHILD KNOWN OF (FATHER) {We now know JamesElkins was his father} AND MARY (Polly) A. REYNOLDS ELKINS, laterGraham. William H. Elkins, born in Jackson County, Indiana, (CivilWar Record) on March 01, 1836. We find him in the 1850 Jackson Co.,IN. Census living with the Amayiah Elkins family and next door toWilliam Elkins (first settler in what is now Brown County, Indiana).Amayiah is believed to be the son of William Elkins. Our William H.Elkins is not a son of Amayiah Elkins, but he was possibly living withhis Uncle Amayiah (See census records kept in the ElkinsVolumes)(Note: Confirmed that William H. Elkins was living in AmayiahElkins household in 1850 census, SLJuhl.) He was not found in thehousehold of his mother and step-father James C. Graham in 1850. Nonames are mentioned except head of household in the 1840 census, sohave been unable to locate them. Possibly living with other families. Seems likely that William H. Elkins married about age 17/19 as hisfirst child was born in 1855. No record of marriage (to Margaret) hasbeen found, (Update, found record of marriage of Margaret Cavender toWilliam H. Elkins and confirmed date of 1853 and Jackson County, 26Nov 2004, SLJuhl.) but death certificate of son, Franklin A. Elkinssays his mother was, Margaret Cavender. Can only assume that Williamand Margaret were married in Jackson Co., IN. and their two daughters,Mary L. and Isabel were born near Court land, IN., which is in JacksonCounty. They were living in Jackson Co., Hamilton Twp. in 1860'sCensus record. Margaret died (no grave found) between 1861 and 1869in Jackson County or Putman County, Indiana. Note: In the 1870 censusthe family was in Putnam Co., IN. WILLIAM H. ELKINS, enlisted in theCivil War at Terre Haute, IN. on January 23, 1865 and was dischargedas a Corpl. on July 15, 1865. Was in the hospital in Huntsville,Alabama in May of that year and finally succeeded in getting a pension(due to chronic Malaria). His records state that he was born inJackson Co., IN. and that at the time of his enlistment he resided inPutman Co., IN. (See Civil War Record kept in Elkins Family Volumes).William H. married the second time to Martha Duree' of French/Germanancestry in August 1869 in Putman Co., IN. (marriage record) and theyhad five children. They are buried together and have a large monumentin Russelleville, IN. Cemetery. William died of Arteriosclerosis onAugust 22, 1906 (death certificate)." [Transcribed 11 Jan 2005,SLJuhl, compiler].
      "OBITUARY: THE CRAWFORDSVILLE JOURNAL - CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. THURSDAY- AUGUST 23, 1906. Title: Death Of An Old Soldier
      William H. Elkins, an Old Soldier, who resides at Russellville, diedon Wednesday afternoon at the home of John Galey his son-in law, onGrace Street, in South Englewood, of paralysis, aged seventy years.He was visiting his son-in law when he took sick two weeks ago. Heleaves a son and three daughters. The deceased was a retired farmer.He suffered his first attack a year ago while visiting his daughterhere. The funeral party will leave here Friday morning and go to thehome of Mr. Todd, another son- in law who resides a mile east ofRussellville, where the funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock byRev. J. H. Cliphant. Burial at Russellville Cemetery." [Transcribedby, sljuhl, 11 Jan 2005]

      "Death Certificate: William H. Elkins, died August 22, 1906, atEnglewood, Crawfordsville, Indiana, age 70, Widowed. Buried:Russellville Cemetery, Russellville, Indiana. Born: March 1, 1836,Father: Unknown (we now know his father was James Elkins), Mother:Mary Reynolds of Virginia."
      Notes of Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, Elkins Volumes, Pg. 4 of 5, Page14.
      [Transcribed 20 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      "Large headstone in Russellville Cemetery, Russellville, Indiana
      William H. Elkins b. 3-1-1836 d. 8-22-1906
      Martha A. Elkins b. 8-26-1839 d. 2-14-1898"
      Notes of Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, Elkins Volumes, Pg. 5 of 5, Page15.
      NOTE: Compiler obtained photo of headstone on 04 April 2008 atRussellville Cemetery. It reads: William H. Elkins Mar. 1, 1836Aug. 22, 1906 Line Martha A. Wife Of Wm. Elkins Sept. 26, 1838Feb. 14, 1898.
      [Transcribed 20 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1980371
      Russellville Cemetery is in Russellville, Russell Township, PutnamCounty, Indiana. Directions. 236E to 650N-through town ofRussellville traveling north to county road 1375-turn east (right) andgo past
      N. Warren St.-cemetery is on the county road 1375E, right hand side ofthe road about one mile.
      "Elkins, Clara Mae Tyler - w/o Franklin Asbury Elkins
      b. May 16, 1875 d. Jun. 11, 1940 Russellville Cemetery
      Putnam County
      Indiana, USA
      Elkins, Franklin Asbury - h/o Clara Mae Tyler Elkins
      b. Aug. 26, 1855 d. Jan. 9, 1913 Russellville Cemetery
      Putnam County, no stone available
      Indiana, USA
      Elkins, Martha A Duree' - 2nd w/o William H. Elkins
      b. Sep. 26, 1839 d. Feb. 14, 1898 Russellville Cemetery
      Putnam County
      Indiana, USA
      Elkins, William H - h/o Martha A. Duree' Elkins
      b. Mar. 1, 1836 d. Aug. 22, 1906 Russellville Cemetery
      Putnam County
      Indiana, USA
      ELKINS, (2) Infant children of William & Martha
      [Transcribed 30 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      "William H. Elkins; http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
      Son of James Elkins and Mary Reynolds
      Served In The Civil War
      Union Army
      149th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, Co. I, Infantry
      Rank In: Pvt
      Rank Out: Cpl
      Film #: m540
      Roll#: 22
      UNION INDIANA VOLUNTEERS
      149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
      Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in March 1, 1865. LeftState for Nashville, Tenn., March 3; thence moved to Decatur, Ala.,and garrison and guard duty there till September. Regiment receivedthe surrender of Generals Roddy and Warren. Mustered out September 27,1865.
      Lost during service 43 by disease."
      (We already have his military records, and copies are stored in theElkins Family Volumes.)
      Note: All grandchildren of William H. Elkins, Franklin Elkins, andSamuel C. Elkins are his direct descendants. You are eligible to bemembers of the Sons Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War. Even theladies may join the organization. Our family has copies of all of theinformation you would need to apply for membership, and copies mayalso be obtained of the information needed to apply for membership atthe Crawfordsville Library in Crawfordsville, Indiana from The ElkinsFamily Volumes that are there as well. If you wish you may send forWilliam H. Elkins Military Records through the above Internet WebSite, Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl, 02 April 2005.

      "U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; www.Ancestry.com
      Name: William H. Elkins
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
      Regiment Name: 149 Indiana Infantry.
      Regiment Name Expanded: 149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
      COMPANY: I
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Corporal
      Rank Out Expanded: Corporal
      Alternate Name: William/Elkins or William H./Elkin
      Film Number: M540 roll 22
      Source Information:
      National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and SailorsSystem, online <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/>, acquired 2007."[Transcribed 11 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]

      1860 United States Federal Census Record for Hamilton Township,Courtland, Jackson County, Indiana
      William Elkins 30 (24) years farmer 300 Indiana
      Margaret (Cavender) 25 years Indiana
      Frank (Franklin Asbury) 4 years Indiana
      Zoty (Leoda) 2 years Indiana"
      NOTE: 1870 - The family is in Putnam County, Indiana Federal Census.
      SOURCE OF CENSUS RECORDS: Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins of ParkeCounty, Indiana; Records kept in Elkins volumes under William & RhodaElkins section, plus in William H. Elkins section. [daughter,SLJuhl, compiler; SLJuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      07 July 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: William H Elkins
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
      Age in 1870: 34
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Home in 1870: Russell, Putnam, Indiana
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Russellville
      William H. Elkins 34, M, W, Farm labor, 100, Indiana
      Martha A. 28, F, W, Keeping house, Indiana
      Franklin 14, M, W, Farm labor, Indiana
      Mary L. 11, F, W, At Home, Indiana
      Isabel 9, F, W, Indiana
      NOTE: George F. Graham (half-brother) is living next door. Livingnear by is George W. Proctor, Hermin Proctor, Franklin Hamilton, andMary A. Reynolds, Elkins, Graham (Mother).
      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Russell, Putnam, Indiana;Roll: M593_353; Page: 229; Image: 459; dwelling 21/21; page 3.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2003. Original data: 1870.

      17 June 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Elkins
      Home in 1880: Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana
      Age: 43
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Martha
      Father's birthplace: Kentucky
      Mother's birthplace: Kentucky
      Occupation: Farming
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Elkins 43
      Martha Elkins 40
      Louisa Elkins 10
      Anna Elkins 8
      William Elkins 6
      Eliza Elkins 4
      Harry Elkins 1
      Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Waveland, Montgomery,Indiana; Roll: T9_300; Family History Film: 1254300; Page: 473.4000;Enumeration District: 109; Image: 0588; page 27; Super. 4; Enum. 109;Dwelling 118/121.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [databaseon-line].

      After the death of Margaret, William married second, to Martha Dureein Putman co., Ind. on August 1869. (Library Marriage Record). Theyhad five possibly six children; Louisa Elkins, Anna Elkins, William O.Elkins, Eliza Elkins, Lydia Elkins and Albert Harry Elkins. Theylived in Russell Twp. Ind. in 1870 and Brown Twp. Montgomery Co., Ind.in 1880. [SLJuhl]
      Please check this: CONC Brown County, " Indiana 1889 - Johnson Township).
      _MDCL: CONC physically. He had been a large robust man in his middle years prior
      _MDCL: CONC to it's effects on his body.
    • (Medical):He contracted Malaria while in the Civil War, and it incapacitated him

  • Sources 
    1. [S1003] Federal Census Records For The United States, Years: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 for Indiana (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1004] Federal Enlistment Papers of William H. Elkins in the Civil War, Volunteer Enlistment State of Indiana (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1005] Death Certificate of William H. Elkins, No. 4131, Book. no. 1905-1907, page no. 29 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1006] Marriage Record of William H. Elkins, No. 528, Jackson County, Indiana, book 7 H (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1007] Some Of The Basic Sources For The Elkins and Related Families.

    6. [S1008] William H. Elkins, Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, (Name: Book - History Of Brown County, " Indiana 1889 - JohnsonTownship, page 751; Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, William H. Elkins (Book - History OfBrown County, " Indiana 1889 - Johnson Township, page 751), SourceMedium: Book .).

    7. [S1009] William H. Elkins Researcher, Contributing Researcher Carolyn Stultz - From the Notes of JoyceLorraine Clore Elkins, (Name: Book - "Jackson County - History Of Jackson County, Indiana1886", Chaper IXX, Salt Creek Township, Pages 424-425, 439, 594-595; Contributing Researcher Carolyn Stultz - From the Notes of JoyceLorraine Clore Elkins, William H. Elkins Researcher (Book - "JacksonCounty - History Of Jackson County, Indiana 1886", Chaper IXX, SaltCreek Township, Pages 424-425, 439, 594-595), Source Medium: Book .).

    8. [S1010] Obituary of William H. Elkins, Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, (Name: Crawfordsville Journal & Review Newspaper - Crawfordsville,Montgomery County, Indiana - AUGUST 23, 1906; Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, Obituary of William H. Elkins(Crawfordsville Journal & Review Newspaper - Crawfordsville,Montgomery County, Indiana - AUGUST 23, 1906), Source Medium:Newspaper .).

    9. [S115] Marriage Of James & Mary Polly A. Reynolds, Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl, Compiler, (Name: Book - "Knox County Kentucky Marriages 1800 - 1850, by V.Lorraine Duncan; Obtained 30 March 2007, Davenport Public Library,Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, Page 4; Sandra Lee Elkins Juhl, Compiler, Marriage Of James & Mary Polly A.Reynolds (Book - "Knox County Kentucky Marriages 1800 - 1850, by V.Lorraine Duncan; Obtained 30 March 2007, Davenport Public Library,Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, Page 4), Source Medium: Book .).