William Starling Davison1

M, b. 5 May 1814, d. 25 August 1856
     Cause of death: Died after a short sudden illness while visiting Mammoth Cave.2 William Starling Davison was born on 5 May 1814. He was the son of Elias Davison and Jane Starling. William Starling Davison married Lucy Todd Starling, daughter of William Starling and Mary McDowell, on 27 October 1840.1 William Starling Davison died on 25 August 1856 at age 42.

Children of William Starling Davison and Lucy Todd Starling

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 54 - 55.
  2. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 188.

William Starling Davison1

M, b. 26 March 1842
     William Starling Davison was born on 26 March 1842. He was the son of William Starling Davison and Lucy Todd Starling.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 54 - 55.

William Starling Davison1

M, b. 24 June 1855
     William Starling Davison was born on 24 June 1855. He was the son of William Starling Davison and Lucy Todd Starling.

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 54 - 55.

Joseph Davol

M
     Joseph Davol married Mary Brayton.

Child of Joseph Davol and Mary Brayton

Mary Davol

F, b. circa 1670, d. circa 1700
     Mary Davol was born circa 1670. She was the daughter of Joseph Davol and Mary Brayton. Mary Davol married James Tallman, son of Peter Tallman and Joan Briggs, on 1 March 1689/90. Mary Davol died circa 1700.

Children of Mary Davol and James Tallman

(?) Davy

M
     (?) Davy was born at England per 1910 census info, daughter Mary Davy. He married Clara Bell Gebhart, daughter of Albert Gebhart and Florence S. Hipple, in 1902.
Note: No marriage or divorce record found. I suspect this was Charles William Davy, son of Thomas and Martha (xx) Davy, born 6 JUL 1878 and died 18 JUN 1968, buried at Calvary Cemetery, Kettering, Ohio. The Thomas Davy was born in England, consistent with the (erroneous?) demographic informaiton for Mary C. Davy on the 1910 census, which shows her father born in Englad. He was single as of the 1900 census, and divorced and living with his parents as of the 1910 census. His obituary published 19 JUN 1968 lists wife Stella (Kreitzer) Davy, two daughters and three sons, but does not mention a daughter Mary Young. On the 1930 census, Charles Davy is shown as having married Stella at age 40, which would be about 1918.

Child of (?) Davy and Clara Bell Gebhart

Citations

  1. [S572] 1910 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1215 - 18; FHL #1375228-31.

Mary C. Davy1

F, b. 1905, d. 13 May 1982
     Mary C. Davy was born in 1905 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of (?) Davy and Clara Bell Gebhart.1 Mary C. Davy married Martin A. Young, son of Elza Francis Young and Clara Augusta Crumbaugh, circa 1923.2 Mary C. Davy died on 13 May 1982 at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH, Obituary, Dayton Daily News, 15 MAY 1982, p.13 (via Findagrave.com):

Young, Mary C., 77, of 149 Marathon Ave., died suddenly at Indian Lake. Mrs. Young is survived by her husband, Martin A., son & daughter-in-law, Martin D. & Margie of Brecksville, OH; sister Jane Butterbaugh of Fairborn; brother Jack D. Warwick of Dayton; 3 Grandchildren. Mrs. Young was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorial services 2 p.m. Monday, Carrigan & Mains Funeral Home, 2201 N. Main St. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Montgomery Co. Heart Fund.

Child of Mary C. Davy and Martin A. Young

Citations

  1. [S572] 1910 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1215 - 18; FHL #1375228-31.
  2. [S1287] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1851-57; FHL #2341585-91.

Robert W. Davy

M, b. 14 January 1907, d. 28 February 1977
     Robert W. Davy married Mildred E. Green, daughter of Howard Irwin Green and Margaret Catherine Snyder. Robert W. Davy was born on 14 January 1907. He died on 28 February 1977 at Groveport, Franklin Co., OH, at age 70.

Robert W. Davy

M, b. 14 January 1907, d. 28 February 1977
     Robert W. Davy married Cora May Green, daughter of Howard Irwin Green and Margaret Catherine Snyder. Robert W. Davy was born on 14 January 1907. He died on 28 February 1977 at Groveport, Franklin Co., OH, at age 70.

Sarah Caroline Davy1

F, b. 2 November 1874, d. 4 July 1952
     Sarah Caroline Davy was born on 2 November 1874 at Indiana.1 She married Frederick E. Slaughter on 1 January 1894 at Vigo Co., IN. Sarah Caroline Davy died on 4 July 1952 at Mt. Prospect, Cook Co., IL, at age 77 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Mrs. Sarah C. Slaughter, 77, late of 216 Central Court, Redondo Beach, Calif., at Oehler's Funeral chapel in Des Plaines at 3 p. m. Rev. Eiobert A. Edgar of Glenview officiated. Mrs. Slaughter, died July 4 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fay Cricks of 21 N. Pine Ave., Mt. Prospect. She had been here on a two month visit. She was born November 2, 1874, in Terre Haute, Ind. Assistant personnel director for the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Co. in Chicago for 30 years, she retired in 1941 and went to California to live. She leaves three children, Mrs. Fay L. Cricks of Mt. Prospect; Mrs. Erma G. Campbell of California, and Mrs. Marian E. Edwards of Arlington Heights; three grandchildren, Robert Mitchell, Mrs. Beverly Dinsmore, and James Campbell, and eight great grandchildren. A grandson, Lt. Comdr. William H. Campbell, preceded her in death.

--The Daily Herald, Chicago, Illinois July 11, 1952 Page 16.

She was buried in July 1952 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 33554335.

Child of Sarah Caroline Davy and Frederick E. Slaughter

Citations

  1. [S668] 1900 Federal Census, Vigo County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 409; FHL #1240409.

William M. Davy

M, b. 17 February 1905, d. 13 October 1964
     William M. Davy was born on 17 February 1905. He married Cedella Josephine Green, daughter of Howard Irwin Green and Margaret Catherine Snyder, on 31 August 1929. William M. Davy died on 13 October 1964 at Groveport, Franklin Co., OH, at age 59.

George Edward Dawald

M, b. 2 July 1921, d. 4 March 1990
     George Edward Dawald was born on 2 July 1921 at California. He was the son of Charles Pepper DeWald and Jennie (?) George Edward Dawald began military service on 12 May 1944 Enlisted, U.S.Navy, s/n 880 91 81. He lived at San Diego Co., CA. He died on 4 March 1990 at age 68 Dates per SSDI.

Anna Maria Dawalt

F, b. 28 November 1803, d. 28 February 1871
     Anna Maria Dawalt was also known as "Polly". She was born on 28 November 1803 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 She was the daughter of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross. Anna Maria Dawalt married John Scott Tilford, son of Robert Tilford and Sarah (?), on 8 March 1827 at Washington Co., IN. Anna Maria Dawalt married Emsley John Hayworth, son of John Franklin Hayworth and Susan Hitchcock, on 20 March 1832 at Washington Co., IN. Anna Maria Dawalt lived in 1840 at Gibson Twp., Washington Co., IN, census p.163. She lived in August 1850 at Owen Twp., Jackson Co., IN.1 She died on 28 February 1871 at Wayne Co., IA, at age 67. She was buried in March 1871 at Moss-Sturgeon Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Wayne Co., IA, Headstone inscription:

ANNA M.
Wife of
E. HAYWORTH
Died
FEB. 28, 1871
In the 66 Year
of her Age

Husband and children I must leave you
Leave - yes, leave you all alone.
But my blessed Savior calls me.
Calls me to a Heavenly Home.

Child of Anna Maria Dawalt and John Scott Tilford

Children of Anna Maria Dawalt and Emsley John Hayworth

Citations

  1. [S2246] 1850 Federal Census, Jackson County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 152.

Artha Dawalt1

F, b. 18 March 1873, d. 18 March 1931
     Artha Dawalt was born on 18 March 1873 at Washington Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of John Dawalt and Anna Mariah Morris.1 Artha Dawalt married Clarence H. Lindley, son of Charles Lindley and Catherine E. Hadley, on 15 April 1896 at Washington Co., IN. Artha Dawalt died on 18 March 1931 at age 58. She was buried in March 1931 at Harveysburg Cemetery, Kingman, Fountain Co., IN.

Children of Artha Dawalt and Clarence H. Lindley

Citations

  1. [S2084] 1880 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 321; FHL #1254321.

Bernice Fry Dawalt

F, b. 2 November 1913, d. 23 December 2003
     Bernice Fry Dawalt was born on 2 November 1913 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Perre Commodore Dawalt and Ethel Clara Hinds. Bernice Fry Dawalt married Walter Francis Hilton, son of William Arthur Hilton and Alice Johnson, on 9 November 1932 at Washington Co., IN. Bernice Fry Dawalt died on 23 December 2003 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 90 OBITUARY - The Salem, Indiana Leader and the Democrat, December 2003:

BERNICE F. HILTON, 90, Salem, died Wednesday, December 24, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of Salem First Christian Church. She was a member of Christopher Harrison Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Salem Chapter #286 Order of Eastern Star.
     Survivors include a son, Dr. James A. Hilton of Clearwater, Florida; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 27, at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was buried in December 2003 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.
Note: D. A. R. Number: 504233.


Children of Bernice Fry Dawalt and Walter Francis Hilton

Bynum Dawalt

M, b. 11 November 1892, d. 27 January 1893
     Bynum Dawalt was born on 11 November 1892 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Commodore Perry Dawalt and Dora Isabell Cauble. Bynum Dawalt died on 27 January 1893 at Washington Co., IN, OBITUARY - The Salem Democrat, February 2, 1893 (Harristown items)

The little baby of Commodore Dawalt and wife died, last Friday, and was interred at the Franklin graveyard on Saturday.


OBITUARY #2 - The Republican Leader, February 3, 1893 (Canton Cullings)

The funeral of Commodore Dawalt's little child took place at Franklin last Saturday.

He was buried in January 1893 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Cassie Dawalt

F, b. 19 July 1886, d. 8 October 1886
     Cassie Dawalt was born on 19 July 1886 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Samuel W. Dawalt and Mary L. E. Thompson. Cassie Dawalt died on 8 October 1886 at Washington Co., IN, OBITUARY - The True Blue Republican, October 14, 1886 (South Boston items undated)

An infant of Samuel Dawalt was found dead in the bed Friday morning, the 8th.

She was buried in October 1886 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Catherine Dawalt

F, b. 4 July 1798, d. 20 November 1883
     Catherine Dawalt was born on 4 July 1798 at Tennessee date calculated from headstone inscription:

CATHARINE
WIFE OF
JOHN
JACKSON
DIED
NOV. 20, 1883
AGED 85 YRS.
4 M'S. 16 D'S.1

She was the daughter of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross. Catherine Dawalt married John Jackson, son of William Jackson and Margaret (?), on 10 May 1821 at Washington Co., IN. Catherine Dawalt died on 20 November 1883 at Bridgeport, Clark Co., IN, at age 85 OBITUARY - Evening News 1883

Switch Items
Twelve-mile Switch, Nov. 23
Grandma Catherine Jackson, one of the oldest pioneer ladies of this section of the county, died on Monday 10 a.m. at her home, near Bridgeport, aged eighty-five years. She was a native of Washington County, but settled in Carr Township over sixty years ago. Her husband preceeded her to the land of rest. The funeral took place yesterday. Rev. A. Armin, of the U. B. church preaching the sermon. She was laid to rest in the Jackson cemetery. The old lady was highly regarded and was a member of the U. B. Church and consistent Christian. Her surviving sons are Daniel, Henry, James, Tyler, and T. J. Jackson, the daughters are Mrs. Milt McDanields, Mrs. Betsy Robertson, and Mrs. Macy Reynolds.

She was buried in November 1883 at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Carr Twp., Clark Co., IN.

Children of Catherine Dawalt and John Jackson

Citations

  1. [S2081] 1850 Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 138.

Charles Gross Dawalt

M, b. 15 July 1884, d. 28 February 1949
     Charles Gross Dawalt was born on 15 July 1884 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Commodore Perry Dawalt and Dora Isabell Cauble. Charles Gross Dawalt died on 28 February 1949 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 64. He was buried in March 1949 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.
Note: Did not marry.

Claude B. Dawalt

M, b. 19 August 1884, d. 1 March 1942
     Claude B. Dawalt was born on 19 August 1884 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of James Buchannan Dawalt and Margaret Ann Thompson. Claude B. Dawalt married Lillian W. Dennany, daughter of John Dennany and Itasca Harrod, on 11 January 1908 at Washington Co., IN. Claude B. Dawalt died on 1 March 1942 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 57.

Children of Claude B. Dawalt and Lillian W. Dennany

Commodore Perry Dawalt

M, b. 15 May 1858, d. 19 November 1912
     Commodore Perry Dawalt was born on 15 May 1858 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of John Gross Dawalt and Mary Tatlock. Commodore Perry Dawalt married Dora Isabell Cauble, daughter of Charles P. Cauble and Nancy Ann Gee, on 28 October 1883 at Washington Co., IN. Commodore Perry Dawalt died on 19 November 1912 at Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN, at age 54. He was buried in November 1912 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Children of Commodore Perry Dawalt and Dora Isabell Cauble

Cora B. Dawalt

F, b. 10 May 1885, d. 7 February 1955
     Cora B. Dawalt was born on 10 May 1885 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Samuel W. Dawalt and Mary L. E. Thompson. Cora B. Dawalt married Samuel W. Mitchell, son of Jackson Mitchell and Sarah Davis, on 24 September 1905 at Washington Co., IN. Cora B. Dawalt married Reuben William Lucas, son of John Lewis Lucas and Sarah Elizabeth Casey, on 28 February 1915. Cora B. Dawalt died on 7 February 1955 at age 69. She was buried in February 1955 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Cora B. Dawalt and Samuel W. Mitchell

Children of Cora B. Dawalt and Reuben William Lucas

Daniel Dawalt

M, b. 8 July 1812, d. 12 June 1898
     Daniel Dawalt was also known as "Old Dan". He was born on 8 July 1812 at Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross. Daniel Dawalt married Sarah Tatlock, daughter of Joshua Tatlock and Ann Whidbee, on 11 February 1836 at Washington Co., IN. Daniel Dawalt died on 12 June 1898 at Washington Co., IN, at age 85 BIOGRAPHY - History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana copyright 1884 Goodspeed Brothers and Company, Chicago

Daniel Dawalt, a prominent citizen of Franklin Township, and a native of Washington Township, this county, was born July 8, 1812, being the ninth child in a family of twelve children born to Henry and Elizabeth (Gross) Dawalt, who were natives of York County, Penn., and Rockingham County, Va., both of German descent. The father came to this State and county in the year 1808, and first settled on Section 15 in Washington Township, where he remained, with the exception of four years, until his death, which occurred when he had reached the ripe old age of about ninety-one years; Mrs. Dawalt died, aged about seventy-five years. In his settlement here he was commissioned Captain of the militia by Territorial Gov. Harrison. He received several promotions, and at the time of his last connection with the service he held the office of Colonel of his regiment, and was at the head of his company at the time of the Pigeon Roost massacre. That happened about night, and they pursued them nearly to Brownstown, in Jackson County, where they surprised the Indians. Daniel remained at home assisted his parents on the farm until he attained the age of twenty-four years. He received a limited education in the primitive log schoolhouses of his day. February 11, 1836, his marriage with Sarah Tatlock was solemnized, and to their union twelve children have been born, of which these five are now living; Francis M., who married Nancy Coombs; Catherine, now Mrs. Richard M. Johnson; James B., whose wife was Margaret Thompson; and Samuel, who married Mary Thompson. Our subject's occupation has always been farming, and he has been quite successful in that pursuit. He now owns 347 acres of well improved land. Mr. Dawalt's son Jackson gave up his life for his country at Rome, Ga. He was a member of the Sixty-sixth Indiana, Company F. Mr. Dawalt is a member of the Masonic fraternity; in politics he is a Democrat, and he manifests a good live interest in the political affairs of the community.

Note: There are many factual errors in the above biography.
Note #2: Jackson Dawalt died August 29, 1864. During the war he wrote a number of letters home and we have copies of some of them.


COURT DOCUMENTS
On at least two occasions Daniel Dawalt was assigned gardianship of minor children. On 19 Jan 1856 he was assigned gardianship of Ransom A. Hall, son of Aaron Hall, deceased. In the 1860 Census, Ransom Hall is shown living with the family of Daniel Dawalt. On 2 Feb 1865 Daniel was assigned gardianship of William W. Franklin, son of Mary Franklin, deceased.


OBITUARY - June 12, 1898

Daniel Dawalt
The oldest Mason in Washington county and one among the oldest residents, died at his home in Franklin township last Sunday. Daniel Dawalt was born in this county July 8, 1812, and was 85 years, 11 months and 4 days old at his death. His parents came to this county in 1808, from York county, Pa., and both attained a ripe old age - the paternal parent dying at 92 and the maternal at 75. Daniel worked on his parents farm until 24 years of age when he married Sarah Tatlock. He never quit farming but followed the occupation his long life and was very successful in that pursuit. He was, as is stated above, the oldest Mason in this county and was buried with Masonic honors Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
It was Col. Henry Dawalt, the father of Daniel, who, as one of three commissioners, laid out the town of Salem in 1814, two years after the birth of Daniel Dawalt. Gen. Clark and John Zink were Germans. It had been proposed to name our town Vernon, but Zink and Dawalt could not pronounce it Vernon, but Wernon. A compromise was made and the place was named Salem.
It was Col. Henry Dawalt, too, who in 1812 raised an army of men and went in pursuit of the Indians who had murdered several of our citizens. The Colonel and his volunteers lost the trail of the red men at Columbus, but on their return, and near Brownstown, they were fired upon by an squad of Indians and John Zink, another of the commissioners who laid out the town of Salem, was shot through the bowels and mortally wounded. He was brought home and died in a few days. His remains repose on the farm now owned by Jeptha Morris.
What a change has occurred since 1812! And what will it be in the next 86 years? Shall we continue to prosper and grow greater? And is permitted the departed to return from across the dark river and visit the old farm and town, the old hills and streams?
Daniel Dawalt was the father of fourteen children, three of whom, only, survive, viz: James B., Samuel B. and Mrs. Richard M. Johnson.
He has living 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He loved the Masonic order of which he had a continuous membership of 56 years. Five years ago he was stricken with paralysis but bore his sufferings with unusual great patience. As husband, he was kind and patient; as a neighbor, he was generous to a fault; as a man he was honest. His wife, now nearing 82 years, his three children and 31 grand and great-grand-children have the sympathies of his neighbors and friends.


OBITUARY #2

Daniel Dawalt, born 8 July 1812; died 12 June 1898; ; son of Henry Dawalt and Elizabeth Gross; husband of Sarah Tatlock


OBITUARY #3 - The Republican Leader, June 17, 1898

Daniel Dawalt was born July 8, 1812, died June 12, 1898, aged 85 years, 11 months and four days. Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock were married February 11, 1836, having lived together at the same old homestead for 62 years and four months as husband and wife. They were the parents of fourteen children of whom only three survive, two sons and one daughter. Catherine (Dawalt) Johnson, James B. and Samuel Dawalt. There are twenty-two grand children and nine great grand children now living. He joined the Masonic fraternity nearly fifty-six years ago and was always a faithful and consistent member of the order. He was stricken with paralysis over five years ago. He bore his sufferings with great patience, never complining of anyone. He was a kind and patient husband, an indulgent father, a good neighbor, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to the sick and afflected, and last but not least he was strictly an honest man in every sence of the word. The aged wife, who is nearing 82 years, the children, grand children and great grand children all have the sympathies of the neighbors and friends of the deceased.


OBITUARY #4 - The Republican Leader, June 17, 1898

Daniel Dewalt (sic), an aged citizen of Washington county, died at his home near Canton, Sunday last, at the age of 85 years. He was the oldest Mason in Washington county. A delegation from the lodge her attended the burial at Franklin grave yard.


OBITUARY #5 - The Salem Democrat, June 24, 1898

The failure of the Deomcrat of last week to note the death of Daniel Dawalt on the 12 inst., was a regrettable oversight. Mr. Dawalt would have been 86 years of age on the 12th of next month and besides being one of the county's oldest citizens was the oldest Free Mason. The maiden name of his aged wife, who survives him, was Sarah Tatlock and she is nearly 82 years of age. This aged couple were were the parents of 14 children, only three of whom are living. Twenty-two grand-children and nine great-grand children are also numbered among their descendants. Mr. Dawalt was a good citizen and died respected by all who knew him.

He was buried in June 1898 at Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Washington Co., IN, Was an AF & AM member, has a masonic emblem on his headstone.

Children of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.
  2. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.

Daniel F. Dawalt

M, b. 18 April 1887, d. 18 June 1914
     Daniel F. Dawalt was also known as "Little Dan". He was born on 18 April 1887 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Francis M. Dawalt and Nancy Coombs. Daniel F. Dawalt married Nelle V. Whitson, daughter of Thomas W. Whitson and Belle Dora Nuckles, on 3 October 1908 at Washington Co., IN. Daniel F. Dawalt died on 18 June 1914 at Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IN, at age 27 OBITUARY - The Salem Leader or The Salem Democrat, Salem Indiana; June __, 1914:

DANIEL DAWALT
     Daniel Dawalt, son of Frank M. and Nancy Dawalt, was born April 18, 1887. Died June 18, 1914, at the home of his mother, Mrs. J. B. Dawalt, northeast of Salem, where he had been ill for several weeks – a sufferer from tubercular trouble.
     The brief life of twenty-seven years was brought to a close by the Great Summons to the mysterious bourne, “where drop the still dews of quietness.”
     A part of his early life was spent on the farm, but he was an engineer of ability, having worked in that capacity in and around Salem for years.
     When almost a boy he had charge of a traction engine, spent some time on the railroad, was employed by the Salem Milling Company for quite a while and in recent years became an expert chauffeur and as such, his services were much in demand.
     He was married to Miss Nellie Whitson, October 3, 1908, and to this union were born two children, Kenneth and Raymond. He is survived by his two sons, his wife, mother and three sisters.
     The funeral service was held at Franklin church, conducted by Rev. M. M. Carmichael, of Little York, Ind. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery.

Children of Daniel F. Dawalt and Nelle V. Whitson

Daniel Dawalt Jr.1

M, b. 6 April 1846, d. 2 October 1866
     Daniel Dawalt Jr. was born on 6 April 1846 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock.1
Note: Letter from Sarah Thompson to Dan Dawalt, Jr.

Elmwood Ills
August 15, 1865

Dear Sir
it is with Pleasure that I take my pen in hand to let you know that wee are all well at present and hope that those few lines may find you well Well Dan I went to A circus yesterday and it was a grand show Well Dan it is raining and I cant go to Church give my love and Best respects to your Sister Mary and tell her to wright to me Now as you sent john A pocture I think you must send me one and I will send you one there is some prity girls here Dan you must come see us and (the word “stay” is crossed out and is followed by the work “this”) spend the winter
Well I Must Close My letter so no more at present But Remain youre friend

Sarah Thompson
To Dan Dawalt
wright soon


Tracy Devault's note: In the 1860 Census for Elmwood, Peoria Co., Illinois, there is a Sarah Thompson (age 17, b. Iowa), living with parents Elijah (age 50, b. Ohio) and Elizabeth (age 34, b. Iowa). Also in the census were Sarah’s siblings Esther (age 14, B. Iowa), John (age 11, b. Iowa), Julia (age 9, b. Iowa), Jane (age 7, b. Iowa) and Josephine (age 2, born Illinois). Given Sarah’s age and the fact that she mentions “sister Mary”, I think Sarah was writing to Dan Dawalt, Jr. I have no idea how Sarah Thompson came to know the Dawalts. This letter was found in the collection of Daniel Dawalt. Sr. letters in the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY.

Daniel Dawalt Jr. died on 2 October 1866 at age 20. He was buried in October 1866 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Effie Dawalt

F, b. 21 August 1890, d. 25 September 1890
     Effie Dawalt was born on 21 August 1890 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Samuel W. Dawalt and Mary L. E. Thompson. Effie Dawalt died on 25 September 1890 at Washington Co., IN. She was buried in September 1890 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.

Elizabeth Dawalt

F, b. 15 March 1807, d. 8 June 1909
     Elizabeth Dawalt was born on 15 March 1807 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross. Elizabeth Dawalt married William Payne, son of Jeremiah H. Payne and Sarah McCoy, on 27 January 1825 at Washington Co., IN. Elizabeth Dawalt died on 8 June 1909 at Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX, at age 102 OBITUARY:

LIVED TO PASS CENTURY MARK
Mrs. Elizabeth Payne Dies at Age of 100 Years and Three Months.
Four years ago when Mrs. Elizabeth Payne of this city celebrated her ninety-sixth birthday she told her relatives and friends that if she could only live to see the hundredth anniversary of her birth she would be perfectly contented to die. On the fifteenth day of last March this wish was gratified and at 12:20 Tuesday morning this aged lady was called to her reward. She had been exceedingly feeble for several days and her death was momentarily expected. She passed away peacefully and with a smile on her lips.
Mrs. Payne was born March 15, 1809, on the banks of the Cumberland river in Tennessee. Her maiden name was Dawault. When she was two years old her parents moved to Indiana, where she was married to William Payne on January 25, 1825. She came with her husband to Texas in 1873 and located in Waxahachie, where she resided continuously until called to her eternal home. Of eleven children born to Mrs. Payne only one survives, Mrs. M. J. Payne, with whom she made her home for several years.
The funeral service over the body was held at the residence on Wilson Street Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The interment was made at ...


OBITUARY - Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas); June 08, 1909; page 12; (GenealogyBank.com):
               
CENTENARIAN DIES
Elizabeth Payne Was a Native of Indiana
WAXAHACHIE, Texas, June 8. --- Mrs. Elizabeth Payne, 100 years and 3 months old, died this morning at her home in Waxahachie. Mrs. Payne was a native of Indiana and had been a resident of Waxahachie for thirty-five years.
She was buried in June 1909 at Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX.
Note: LETTER:

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas --- May the 6
                                   Elizabeth Payne to

Daniel and sary Dawalt – well brother i received a letter from you some time since and was glad that you remembered me once more – well i did not answer it for i have been so porely ever since i have had the neuralga i was sick with it nearly all last summer and winter but i got consideralla better in febuary and march so that i could go a bout the house and help doe the work and i walked out to the neighbors a time or toe but that was not verry fare well i thought i was a getting wel – but now i am a getting wors with that pain in the left side of my fase and head well you nor no bddy has enny idea how i suffer with it for i never saw enny boddy that had it as i had it the doctors said they never met with such a case before and they done all they cold and done no good and quit well if i get bad a gain i cant live through a nother such a spel my face is a paining me now that it most makes me jump but i will write on for if i get worse i cant write at all -- well i think i took a little cold last weeak for i got up a bout midnight to see the south side of the square burn down well it was a terable fire and four weeks a go their was one building burned down on the east side of the square that was the only frame building the the rest was brick and stone just new last november the west side of the square was a … … down they have got it all builded up a gain with stone and they are splendid buildings well the north side of the square was burned when we came hear they had commensed building it up with stone that side was accidently burned – but the west and east and south was set on fire but no boddy knows whooe done it -- well we have got a railroad hear at this town now and it makes business lively hear and the town is improveing rapidly – markit is good hear for most everything for all garden truck cabbage heads from ten to twenty cents young potatoes is high – we have not had enny potatoes yet but i will have in a few days my beans is a blooming – we have not much garden for the chickens eat it up – wee are not making much butter now we sell at twenty cents a pound I sell chickens at 25 eggs 10 well it has been dry all last year so dry that their was not much raise and so dry all winter that the peach treas never putout untill after it rained the last of march and in april then they bloomed but the peaches has nearly all droped of – well when it rained a nough to put water in our sisterns and wels we was glad – well henry build a house on the farm and man payne is a living their he is a running a milk wagggon i think he will doe some better now than what he had been doing they have five children all girls – well i had been thinking the last year past that iff i was wel i wold go back to old indiana and illinois and spend the summer but i don’t feel able to travel and so i gave it up i don’t expect ever to see Indiana a gain – well dickie and hattie and pappy are all dead and none but henry and jane and i and i think i wont bee hear a great while – i and henry is hear by our selvs henry has a hired hand all the time but he stays out on the place all week comes in satturday eavening – his name is judson clark he lived in new philadelpha when he was a boy he has lived with us for two years – well sally i wish you and daniel wold take a wild goose chase and come down and see us and texas to i shold think it wold be a great pleasure to you – i think if i was able to travel i wold bea a great pleasure to me – well tell your frank that i want him to write to old aunt betsy and john and all the rest of them well i want you to …. And often while we are on this earth for the time will soon roal a round that we will bee numberd with the dead and we shold bee readdy and prepared when the time comes well hear comes some children i cant think of what to write – i wold like to hear how fred leathermain is getting a long – well they have been having a big time hear they odfellows had a big selabration last weeak and the Sunday schools had a picnic and the rellles is a going to have a big reunian before long – the Texas people tryes to kepe up with the biges and get a head of the rest This is a beautiful mornind every thing is a groing nice the prairie looks so green and nice since the good rain we like to see it for it was so dry last summer that their was no green grass – well our boys is a going after dew berries next week they are getting ripe now – the mustang grapes is big enough to make pie

Note: This letter was written by Elizabeth (Dawalt) Payne to her brother, Daniel Dawalt, and his wife, Sarah (Tatlock) Dawalt. It was probably written between 1880 and 1882. The letter was found in a collection of Daniel Dawalt’s letters now in the Filson Library in Louisville, Kentucky.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas); March 15, 1909; page 4; (GenealogyBank.com)

She is 100 Years Old
Mrs. Elizabeth Payne is Grandmother of Mrs. E. J. Anderson
WAXAHACHIE, Texas, March 15. Mrs. Elizabeth Payne is today celebrating her hundredth birthday anniversary. Mrs. Payne was born in Indiana and came to Waxahachie thirty-five years ago. She is the grandmother of Mrs. S. J. Anderson, wife of Representative Anderson of Ellis county.

Children of Elizabeth Dawalt and William Payne

Elizabeth Dawalt

F, b. 14 December 1840, d. 7 March 1841
     Elizabeth Dawalt was born on 14 December 1840 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Daniel Dawalt and Sarah Tatlock. Elizabeth Dawalt died on 7 March 1841 at Washington Co., IN. She was buried in March 1841 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN, Headstone inscription:

ELIZABETH
DAWALT
BORN
DEC. 14, 1840
DIED
MAR. 7, 1841.

Elizabeth Ada Dawalt

F, b. 9 August 1889, d. 8 June 1948
     Elizabeth Ada Dawalt was born on 9 August 1889 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Francis M. Dawalt and Nancy Coombs. Elizabeth Ada Dawalt married Herbert Morris, son of Cary T. Morris and Caroline Lockenour, on 28 November 1917 at Washington Co., IN. Elizabeth Ada Dawalt died on 8 June 1948 at age 58.

Children of Elizabeth Ada Dawalt and Herbert Morris

Elma Samantha Dawalt

F, b. 3 February 1875, d. 12 October 1892
     Elma Samantha Dawalt was also known as "Mattie". She was born on 3 February 1875 at Fountain Co., IN. She was the daughter of John Dawalt and Anna Mariah Morris. Elma Samantha Dawalt died on 12 October 1892 at Fountain Co., IN, at age 17 OBITUARY - The Republican Leader, October 14, 1892

ELMA SAMANTHA DAWALT
Miss Mattie Dawalt died Wednesday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs Maria Dawalt, on the Hodges farm, four miles southeast of Salem, of typhoid fever. She was living with the family of John L. Williams until she was taken sick about five weeks ago. Since that time she has been at home confined to her bed. She was an intelligent and amiable young lady with many good traits that one her friends wherever she cast her lot. Burial took place at the Franklin graveyard Thursday afternoon.


OBITUARY #2 - The Salem Democrat, October 20, 1892, Canton Items

ELMA SAMANTHA DAWALT
The funeral of Mattie Dawalt took place at Franklin last Thursday afternoon and was largely attended. She was a young lady of high standing and was loved and respected by all who knew her.


OBITUARY #3 - The Republican Leader, October 28, 1892

Elma Samantha Dawalt was born February 3d, 1875, died October 12th, 1892, at the age of 17 years, 8 months and 9 days, of typhoid fever, after an illness of five weeks. Her burial took place at the Franklin graveyard, October 13th, at 2:30 p.m., and was attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends who looked with tearful eyes and breaking hearts upon her remains for the last time upon earth. Her loving disposition won for her a large circle of friends who are left, with a mother, brother, two sisters and many other relatives to mourn their loss. Oh Death! It seemed so hard to give her up just in the bloom of youth and merging into womanhood. She was the life and joy of their home and her death has cast a shadowy gloom over their home and fireside. She was a member of the M. E. church at Shiloh. She was an untiring Christian worker and left both a living and dying testimonal. Often during her last illness she would speak of going home and of the beautiful place over there saying she had not crossed the river but soon would. Her suffering was great yet her triumph was complete. She met death with a peaceful smile and died with her mother's name upon her lips.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Republican Leader, October 21, 1892, Canton Cullings

Some of our citizens attended the funeral of Mattie Dawalt at Franklin. There was a large attendance.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Republican Leader, December 9, 1892

The funeral sermon in memorial of Miss Mattie Dawalt, who died a few weeks ago, will be preached by Rev. S. J. Shake of Moberly, Ind., at Shiloh church three miles south-east of Salem, the fourth Sunday in December, which will be Christmas day at 10 o'clock a.m.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Republican Leader, December 23, 1892, Pekin Pointers

Rev. Shake will preach the funeral sermon of Mattie Dawalt at Shiloh next Sunday.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Republican Leader, December 30, 1892, Pekin Pointers

Rev. S. J. Shake, of Moberly, Ind., preached last Sunday and Monday night at Mt. Pleasant. He preached a funeral sermon of Mattie Dawalt at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Cause of death: Typhoid fever. She was buried in October 1892 at Franklin Cemetery, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.