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Eliza Ellen Fairchild

Female 1851 - 1910  (59 years)


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  • Name Eliza Ellen Fairchild 
    Born 31 Jan 1851  Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Oct 1910  Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Posted on a query list by Morna Leonard; medusa656@yahoo.com

      KNOWLES--I am looking for the descendants of Franklin McCormic KNOWLES (born  20 April 1849, probably in Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana; died 18  February 1887 in Gibson County, Indiana) and Eliza Ellen (FAIRCHILD) KNOWLES  VAUGHAN  (born 31 January 1851 in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; died 18 October 1910 in Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana). They married 14  April 1870 in Posey County and had 5 children: Elam Elmer Knowles (born  about 1871 in Indiana), Gracey Knowles, Alvus O. Knowles, Orva V. Knowles,
      and Martha Knowles. They were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses in Montgomery Township, Gibson County, Indiana.

      After Franklin's death, Eliza remarried 14 September 1893 in Posey County to  Elbert B. Vaughan (born 9 November 1855; died 6 December 1898) and had one child from that union, my great-grandmother, Medreth Elberta Vaughan (born 5  March 1895 in Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana; died 10 September 1987 in  Lawton , Oklahoma). Eliza and daughter Medreth are in the 1900 census for Posey  County in the household of Eliza's father, Elam Fairchild.

      When Eliza died in 1910, Medreth (age 15) was orphaned, so she was sent to  live with her uncle John Fairchild in Oklahoma. I'd be interested to know of any descendants of her half-siblings, as well as ancestors on the Knowles  side (Ephraim's parents were supposedly born in Delaware), as I haven't any information on that branch. Thanks to all in advance for any and all help.
    • (Research):
      Census Information:

      1870 Federal Census
      Indiana, Gibson County, Montgomery Twp
      Enumerated 12 Jun 1870 William A. Jaques
      Pages 21 and 22
      148-151
      Knowls Ephraim 73 M Farming $5600 $1250 Geo
      Knowls, Louisa 54 F Keeping House Ind
      148-151
      Knowles, F.M. 21 M W Farming Indiana Married in April
      Knowles, Eliza E 19 F W Keeping House Married in April
      Farchilds, J.D. 16 M W

      1880 Federal Census
      Indiana, Gibson County, Montgomery, ED 110
      Enumerated 3 Jun 1880 by Samuel W. Scott
      Page 5, SD 1, ED 110, Stamped 277 A.
      40-40
      Knowles, Franklin M. W M 31 Farmer Ind Ga Ky
      Knowles, Eliza E W F 29 Wife Keeping House Ind Ohio Ind
      Knowles, Elam E W M 8 Son Ind Ind Ind
      Linkmiler, George W M 18 Cousin Laborer Ind Ind England
      Dutton, Commodore W M 18 Nephew Laborer Ill Ohio Ind
      40-41
      Knowles, Ephraim W M 83 Retired Farmer Ga Del Del
      Knowles, Louisa W F 64 Wife Ind Penn Penn

      1900 Federal Census
      Indiana, Posey County, Robb, ED 51
      Enumerated 3 & 4 June 1900 by William A. Cavett
      SD 1 ED 51 Sheet 10 B
      228-228
      Fairchilds, Elam Hd W M Mar 1828 M 3 yearsOhio NY NY Landlord
      Fairchilds, Mary J W F Oct 1837 62 M 3 years 0/0 Indiana England NY
      Vaughan, Liza E. Dtr W F Jan 1851 49 Wd Ind Ohio Ind
      Vaughan, Medreth E. Granddaughter W F Mar 1895 5 S Ind Ky Ind

      1910 Federal Census
      Indiana, Posey County, Ross Twp, Poseyville Town
      Enumerated 19 Apr 1910 by Aubrey C. Boyle
      SD 1 ED 59 Sheet 4A
      85-86
      Vaughan, Eliza E Hd F W 59 Wd 6/1 Ind Oh Ind No occupation
      Vaughan, Medreth E Dtr F W 15 S Ind Ind Ky No occupation
    Person ID I24884  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Elam J. Fairchild,   b. 17 Mar 1828, Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1905, Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Martha Linxwiler,   b. 28 Sep 1828, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1893, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1850  Vanderburgh County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Franklin McCormic Knowles,   b. 29 Apr 1849, Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1893  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1870  Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elam Elmer Knowles,   b. Abt 1871, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gracey Knowles,   b. Between 1880 and 1890,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alvus O. Knowles,   b. Between 1880 and 1890, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Orva V. Knowles,   b. Between 1880 and 1890, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Martha Knowles,   b. Between 1880 and 1890, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F8269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elbert B. Vaughan,   b. 9 Nov 1855, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1898, Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1893  Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Medreth Elberta Vaughan,   b. 5 Mar 1895, Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1987, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F8268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1851 - Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1870 - Posey County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1893 - Posey County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 1910 - Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S506] Fairchild, Christine (fishinfoole@aol.com) "Fairchild" Ver. 2005-01-14 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=fishinfoolc1, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=fishinfoolc1).