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**William Henry Rector

Male 1850 - 1926  (76 years)


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  • Name **William Henry Rector 
    Born 15 Aug 1850  Harveysburg, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1926  76 Years Old, Jackson Township, Fountain County, Indiana Per Record Of Death, Attica, Indiana Health Department; H-25, Pg. No. 109. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Nov 1926  Kingman Undertakers Co., Wolf Creek Cemetery, Grange Corner, Near Wallace, Indiana, Along The Fence Row With No Stone, Owned Plot #20, Howard Twp., Parke County, Indiana. See Sparks Family History #168. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6609  My Genealogy

    Father Thomas Nathaniel Richtor Rector,   b. 1808, Bullitt County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1882, 74 Yrs Old; Woody's Corner, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Mother Rachel Daugherty O'doherty,   b. 1807, Bullitt County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1829  Bullitt County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married: September 24, 1829 in Bullitt County, Kentucky; Source: TheAncestral Trails Historical Society, P.O. Box 573, Vine Grove,Kentucky [dated 12 July 1990] to Rachael Dougherty, Born: About 1807in Kentucky, Daughter of Edward O. Dougherty.
    Family ID F4123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha (Mattie) Jane Kiger,   b. 30 Mar 1860, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1927, Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 16 May 1875 
    Children 
     1. Ira Rector,   b. Between 1875 and 1876, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1907, 31 Years Old, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     2. Thomas Nathaniel Rector,   b. 26 Mar 1880, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1958, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. **Margaret Ann Rector,   b. 8 Feb 1883, Parke County, Near Harveysburg, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1909, Grange Corner, Parke County, Indiana; Widowed Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. **Mary Martha Rector,   b. 4 Aug 1886, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1909, Grange Corner At Home, Howard Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [unknown]
     5. Cecil L. Rector,   b. Sep 1895, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1927, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     6. Elizabeth Rector,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Please note: On his Civil War Records he obviously lied about his agein order to serve. It would also seem that he served to substitutefor another person. [sljuhl, 05 Jan 2005]

      "WILLIAM HENRY RECTOR, Born: August 15, 1850 Fountain County, Indiana. Died: November 11, 1926 Fountain County, Indiana. Married: May 16,1875 in Harvesburg, Indiana to Martha Jane Kiger, Born: March 30, 1860in Indiana, Daughter of John and Martha Ellen (Bennett) Kiger. Died:May 05, 1927 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Illinois. Williamand Martha are buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery near Wallce, Indiana nearthe fence row (no stones). Children: IRA, THOMAS NATANIEL, MARGARETANN, MARY MARTHA, and CECIL RECTOR." [transcribed by, sljuhl, 08 Jun2005]

      CIVIL WAR RECORD: INDIANA STATE LIBRARY, 140 NORTH SENATE AVENUE,INDIANAPOLIS, IN. 46204
      FROM: Thomas Lund, Archive Division to Ms. Helen B. Rector on 01 May1979
      "Please find enclosed the ..., information concerning William H.Rector (the only William Rector in our files).
      RECTOR, WILLIAM H. -- Substitute--Co. F, 9th reg't.--Enrolled, Sept.26, 1864 at Columbus, Indiana by Capt. Stanifer--Mustered, Sept. 28,1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana by A.P. Horey--Age: 18--Eyes:Blue--Hair: Sandy:--Height: 5'9"--Complexion: Light--Nativity:Jefferson Co.--Occupation: Framer--Mustered out at Camp Stanley,Texas, Aug. 20, 1865--Substitute for Jesse Johnson." [A copy of theoriginal was sent to Joyce L. Clore Elkins by HelenRector.][transcribed by, sljuhl, 21 Jun 2005]