BENJAMIN BLUE - GUARDIAN OF
| If you are researching the BLUE family see the Blue Family Association - online!!
This excellent source contains far more than you will find here. Below is a small outline featuring Benjamin & Margaret, their biological & orphaned children. ..
|This is just my work sheet as I am trying to learn about Benjamin BLUE, the guardian of Joshua Dunnuck's children.. I believe that the four children listed below as Benjamin and Margaret BLUE's, namely, Sarah, Benjamin William and Peter are his biological children, but am not 100% sure. . His home seemed to have an open door. Herein, in blue text, are quotes, from the Blue Family Association, ABOUT BENJAMIN & ORPHAN CHILDREN: Sorting out his biological and orphaned children is a bit confusing.. The middle names of Tallman and Hinton would suggest a connection between the BLUE and the Tallman families. Benjamin and his brother Garrett (b. 1791 in VA) both used Hinton as a middle name for one of their children. Garrett using Benjamin Hinton Blue & Benjamin using James Hinton Blue. This alone would lead me to think there was a long standing relationship between the Blue & Tallman families. Both of Joshua Dunnuck's wives were connected were from the Tallman family. Their ancestors include Phebe Henton (Hinton) and Benjamin Tallman.. The Blue's migrated from VA about the same time the Tallman family moved from Virginia to Ohio, and can be found in Fayette Co OH and Fairfield OH where Dunn*ck's are known to have lived. Their migration to Kosciusko Co. parallels that of Joshua Dunnuck, and both Blue & Dunnuck families first settled around the Big Turkey Creek Prairie, Benjamin in the fall of 1836, and Joshua Dunnuck fall of 1837 according to biographical accounts - and the same area where Joshua died in March of 1839. Also of interest is Mary Gault. One of Joshua's sisters, Catherine wed a Galt or Gault. I have not tried very hard to track her. Also of interest is Margaret's maiden name. The Blue family association lists it as Riley, but I have seen it in other places as Wiley. Joshua's sister Sarah married a Wiley however they were in PA. but some Wiley descendants, the Wheats, can be found in Indianapolis.|
|Also check out the the Blue book written by William H. Blue? A copy of it is on file in the osciusko Genealogy
Library (the old jail). It's an amazing book, about 4 inches thick and full of Blue
|Other Sources: Guardianship papers for the Dunnuck children // Biographical and Historical Record (of Kosciusko County, Indiana) publ Chicago 1887, Lewis Publ Co.// 1840, 1850, 1860 Census as found on the Kosciusko Co. IN website // Obits. Warsaw Paper// Mentone papers// query by Alan Welch on Gen Forum//|
1830 - Madison Twp, Fayette Co. OH
Benjamin BLUE - Head of Household
1840 CENSUS, KOSCIUSKO CO. IN
Benjamin BLUE - Head of Household
adult male 30/40 yrs old -----assumed to be Benjamin
adult female 40/50 yrs old-----assumed to be Margaret (nee: Riley/Wiley?) BLUE
child 5/10 - 1 male, 1 female (b. 1830-1835) James Blue & Mary Blue children of Benj.
child 10/15 2 males, 1 female (b. 1825-1830) -William and Peter Blue, and an extra. I believe that to be Sarah Ruth DUNNUCK who was born in 1832..
The DUNNUCK children are all accounted, for elsewhere, by 1850.
1850 - page 398 Franklin Twp. Kosciusko County Indiana
23 213 213 BLUE . . . . . Benj. 47 M Farmer 2500 OH
24 213 213 BLUE . . . . . .Margaret 55 F KY
25 213 213 BLUE . . . . . .Peter 20 M Farmer OH - .........b. ca 1830 (son)
26 213 213 BLUE. . . . . . James 19 M Farmer OH ...........b. ca 1829 (son)
27 213 213 BRANNON . Nancy 26 F OH b...... 1824
28 213 213 BLUE . . . . . Margaret 13 F OH 1 ...... b. ca 1837 (probably dau of Phillip who died 1836.)
29 213 213 BLUE . . . . . Nancy A. 4 F OH 1........ b. ca 1846 dau of Benjamins deceased brother Phillip.
30 213 213 WARSHAM Charlotta 8 F IN 1
31 213 213 CLARK . . . Wm. 9 M IN 1............. ca 1841
1860 page Palestine mailing Address, Kosciusko County Indiana
24 343 343 BLUE . . . . . . .Benjamin. 57 M Farmer 9900 2624 Ohio
25 343 343 BLUE . . . . . . Margaret 66 F Kentucky
26 343 343 BLUE . . . . . . Nancy A. 15 F Ohio x b. ca 1845 -----dau of Benjamins deceased brother Phillip.
27 343 343 ROCKHILL. . Stacy . . . 17 M Ohio x ------------- sister of wife of Benj. H. BLUE
28 343 343 BLUE . . . . . . Benjamin F. 4 M Indiana x b. ca 1856
29 343 343 BLUE . . . . . Margaret E. 3 F Indiana b. ca 1857
31 344 344 BLUE . . . . . . . Peter 31 M Farmer 3400 835 Ohio . . . (son)
32 344 344 BLUE . . . . . . . Elizabeth 24 F Ohio
|John J. BLUE - (s/o John Blew and Cattron Van Metre) m. 1738
|Peter Keyser BLUE (Sr.) (1761/2 Hampshire, VA -- d. 1843/4) m. Jan. 1787: Hampshire Co., Virginia
+Susannah "Susan" (KELCH) (or COELSCH) d/o Phillip & Margaretha (Drollinger) KELCH or (Coelsch) - both born near Fort Pitt in VA
After their marriage, they moved to Jefferson Co. OH. There he owned a 200 acre farm and followed farming as well as coopering. They later moved to Fayette Co. OH where Peter is buried near New Holland in the Blue-Bryant Cemetery. Susannah was living with her son, John, in Marion Twp., Fayette Co. in 1850. In 1856 Peter's widow claimed he served in the VA Militia for six months in 1781.
|Benjamin BLUE (b. Dec. 28, 1802 Fayette Co OH - d. Feb. 25, 1867 Kosciusko Co. Indiana)
+Margaret (WILEY) (or Riley) m. 1824 Fayette Co. OH (1793-1881).
|William BLUE b. 1825 Fayette Co. OH- d. June 30, 1855
. . . .+ #1 - Temperance MEREDITH (1827 - d. 23 May 1851 Bur. Mentone Cem. - son Lorenza & Benjamin
. . . .+ # 2. Amy ROCKHILL in 1853 Marshall Co. IN. (b.ca1832). After William's death she wed Bazabell Cashelman in Marshall Co. - Her children, Sarah A. and William, were living with them in Harrison Twp. of Kosciusko Co. in 1860.
..... . . Benjamin F. BLUE (b.1849). b. 1859
. . . . . Lorenza D. BLUE (1850-1851).
Second marriage: I'm confused by these childrens surname ??
. . . . . Sarah A. BLUE (b.ca1853).
. . . . . William BLUE (b.1855), m?.1878 Harriet Matilda LASH (b.1855). Harriet's obit publ Oct. 29, 1930 in the CFN
|James Hinton BLUE (1830-January 10, 1916), obit - Warsaw
m1. Frances STROSNIDER (1832-1892),
m2.1855 Phoebe BLOOMER (b.1840) - d. 1923, Obit in Tri-County Gazette, publ 25 Oct. 1906.
He was born in Fayette Co. OH and moved with his father's family to Kosciusko Co. IN in the year 1836. James was educated in a log schoolhouse, with greased paper windows and a puncheon floor. He worked on his father's farm until he reached his majority. Family records and letters indicate that James and Frances were engaged to be married, but the marriage never took place. His first son, James Ashbury, was born from this relationship. Frances was a daughter of Ellis STROSNIDER. She, with her mother, sister and young son, moved to Hickery Twp. of Schuyler Co. IL. She m.ca1854 Daniel LOUDERBACK, and she and her son James were living with him in Hickory Twp. in 1860. James Hinton returned to OH and found employment on a farm, tilling the soil, chopping wood and splitting rails. While thus engaged, he became acquainted with Phoebe BLOOMER and they were married in Fayette Co. OH. She was a daughter of Elijah and Nancy BLOOMER. In January 1856 they removed to Kosciusko Co. IN , rented land from his father and a little later bought 80 acres. He cleared the land and bought more until at one time he owned 320 acres. James was a Democrat and served as County Supervisor. They are buried at Mentone Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Kosciusko Co
|. First marriage:
James Ashbury BLUE (1853-1925), m.1874 Mary Caroline "Cal" HAGAN (1853-1911)
1. Elijah Allen BLUE (1856-1947), His Obit is
. . . . . . published Feb. 26, 1947 NICN.
. . +.1877 Emma E. SARBER (b.1854 - 1936).
. . . . . . . Emma's is published June 3, 1936 in the
. . . . . . . Tri County Gazette.
2. John BLUE (1858-1929),
. . . +.1880 Mary A. BORTON (1859-1886).
3. Charles BLUE (b.1860-1887),
. . . +. Mary C.
. . . . . .He is buried at Mentone Cemetery. His obit published in M.G. 22 Oct. 1887
4. Margaret C. BLUE (b.1863),
. . . .+ Amasa WERTENBERGER.
5. William Jefferson BLUE (1864-1912), obit publ Tri-County Gazette May 23, 1912
. . . .+ .1887 Anna Rebecca SARBER 1870-1909). (C265 says he m. Fannie F. FOX.)
6. Benjamin Franklin BLUE (1866-March 31, 1910), His obit publ. Warsaw paper, and Tri-County Gazette on March 31 & April 7
. . . .+. Osie M. HAIMBAUGH (1869-1965).
7. Marion E. BLUE (1868-1877).
. . . . Buried at Mentone Cemetery.
8. Rosella E. BLUE (b.ca1872).
9. Sarah A. BLUE (b.1876),
. . . . +. John VAN TREES.
10. Minnie B. BLUE (b.1878).
There is an Obit for Minnie Blue publ Sept 3, 1952 in the NICN - This Minnie?
|Sarah Blue b. ca 1827, bur Mentone Cem.|
|Peter B. Benjamin b. 29 Aug 1829 Fayette Co. OH, bur. Mentone Cem.1906 Obit in Tri-County Gazette publ Oct. 25,
+ #1.1855 Minerva MILBURN (1835-1857), m1.1855
+ #2.1860 Elizabeth JOHNSTON (1836-1893). m2.1860
Peter and Elizabeth both were born in OH. His second marriage took place in Kosciusko Co. IN. Elizabeth probably m1. _____ GRUBB, for the marriage record names her Elizabeth GRUBB. In 1850 Peter was living with his parents in Franklin Twp., Kosciusko Co. IN. Elizabeth Grubb BLUE's obit is publ Sept 30, 1893 in th TCG. In 1860 and 1880 he is living in the same township with his second wife. He was called "Beard Pete"
1. Elizabeth Margaret BLUE (1857-1899),
. . . +.1876 William M/H?. MOLLENHOUR.
. . . . . Married in Kosciusko Co.
.2 Austin BLUE (1862-1931), m.1886 Nettie L. SARBER. Obit publ CFN March 4, 1931, Nettie's obit publ May 24, 1939 in the NICN
.3 Alonzo F. BLUE (1865-1943),
. . . . . . . Obit publ April 7, 1943 NICN
. . . +#1 1882 Olivia MOLLENHOUR (b.1864),
. . . +# 2. Lulu SHOEMAKER.
.4* Benjamin J. BLUE (1867-1962),
. . . .+.1889 Amanda Catherine WHETSTONE (1868/9-1950). Obit publ NICN Dec. 6, 1950
.5* James H. BLUE (1871-1934), James H. Obit is in the Jan 16, 1935 NICN
. . . . +.1891 Ida BRUER (1873-1946)- Ida's obit
. . . . . . . . . . . publ Feb. 20, 1946 in the NICN.
6* John BLUE (1874-ca1920),
. . . . + . Pearl ROUCH (b.1882).
7* Julia Etta BLUE (b.1878)
. . . . + Edward HALTERMAN.
.8 Franklin BLUE, died at age 12.
|Phillip BLUE (Jan 4, 1808-Sept 24, 1846), m.1837 Catherine JOHNSON (1814-1849). They were married in Fayette Co.
OH. Phillip was an early settler between Cumpton and Paint Creeks in Fayette Co. OH. He opened
the first blacksmith shop and also farmed. They later moved to Kosciusko Co. IN, where he died. He is buried in
Margaret BLUE (1837-1922), m.1857 George H. BAXTER (1833-1899). Lived with Uncle Benjamin in 1850
Rebecca BLUE (b.ca1843). Lived with uncle, William, in 1850.
Nancy Ann BLUE (1845-1864). Buried at Mentone Cemetery. Lived with uncle, Benjamin, in 1850 and 1860.
Two children died in infancy, 1841, Washington Co. OH.
|John Phillip BLUE (1783- Sept 26, 1865 in Mentone)
Had a tavern in Washington C.H., OH, before moving to Indiana. Buried in the old part of the cemetery at Mentone, IN. He served as Overseer of the Poor in Marion Twp., Fayette Co. OH in 1840.
|Abraham BLUE (March 1, 1786 VA, Hampshire, VA - d. Aug. 25, 1859
+ Nancy YOUNG 1827 widow of Samuel LINDSEY (had dau. Hannah Lindsey by 1st husband) They are Bur. in Mentone.
|Children: Peter with whom Nancy was living in 1860,|
|Elizabeth BLUE (1828-1919), m.1846 Nelson Delosta DORAN (1822-1891).|
|Susannah BLUE (1829-1857), m.1847 Nathan BYBEE (1820-1877).|
|Rhesa BLUE (1831-1925), m1.1852 Martha A. CARMEAN (1832-1888), m2.1902 Mary L. JAMESON.|
|Jane Lydia BLUE, died in infancy.|
|Peter Abraham BLUE (1837-1915), m.1860 Esther Angeline EILER (1842-1914). Esthers obit publ May 24, and June 4 and.Peters obit publ April 8, 1915 in the Tri-County Gazette|
|Margaret Jane BLUE (b.ca1840), m.1858 Regulus TUCKER (b.ca1836).|
|Sarah A. BLUE (1843-1864), m.1861 Albert TUCKER (1831-1920).|
|Peter Keyser BLUE, Jr. 1791-1855)
+ Nancy CRABB m.1823 (b.1797)They both were born in VA and were married in Fayette Co. OH.
They lived in Norwick Twp., Franklin Co. OH in 1850 and moved to Tell City IN ca1852. He died at Marion, Fayette Co. IN, from the effects of a rattlesnake bite eight days after being bitten. He is buried in Franklin Co. OH. Nancy then moved to Audubon Twp., Montgomery Co. IL, where she was living in 1860 next door to her son, William.
|William Maxwell BLUE (b.1826),
+1844 Rachel Elizabeth MARSHALL (1828-1869).
Thomas C. BLUE (1827-1852). Buried at Clover Cemetery, .........Prairie Twp., Franklin Co. OH.
Nancy J. BLUE (b.1829),
+ 1848 Nelson BROWN (b.1827).
+ 1847 Thomas F. WILSON. Married in Franklin Co. OH.
Peter BLUE (1834-1865), never married.
Susannah BLUE (ca1841-ca1871).
|Jacob BLUE (1795-1847) m.1818 Charlotte MORTIMER They were married in Pickaway Co. and lived in Fayette Co. OH in 1820. In 1830 they lived in Franklin Co. OH, but are missing from the 1840 census listings. It is believed that, after a brief stay in Franklin Co. OH, they removed to Elkhart Co. IN.|
|1 Alice BLUE, m. Andy FARR?.
2 Mary BLUE, m.1839 John HIRE.
3* Abraham BLUE (1822-1853), m.1844 Nancy HIDY (1825-1867).
4* William BLUE (1824-1915), m.1846 Rebecca GRAYLESS (b.ca1829).
5 Margaret BLUE, m.1845 Jacob HIRE. Married in Elkhart Co. IN.
6. Jacob BLUE (1832-1859), m.1856 Charlotte WASHAM (b.ca1841).
7. Peter BLUE (1835-1897), m.1858 Jane Manervia OVERLEES (b.ca1834).
8 Susan BLUE (b.ca1840), m. John BANTA. Lived in Plain Twp., Kosciusko Co. IN in 1860. She may be the Susan who m.1872 John H. BATTY in Marion Co. IN.
9 Benjamin BLUE (ca1843-1862). Lived in Elkhart Co. IN with brother William in 1860.
|Alice ( 27 DEC 1796 -- Death: 21 APR 1857)
Alice BLUE (1787-1859), m.1816 William WILCOX. Married in Fayette Co. OH. Obviously these two do not agree. ???
|David BLUE(1799-1893 in Norton Norton Co., KS) (or d. 1893+
+ m.1823 Zilpha BOHRER (1802-1870). Z
He was born in OH and she in VA. They lived in Fayette Co. OH, Kosciusko Co. and Rensselaer Co. IN, and Norton Co. KS. He was a trustee of New Holland, Fayette Co. OH, ca1836. Married in Fayette Co. OH, 10 Aug 1823. Zilpha died in Kosciusko County IN and is buried at Mentone Cemetery. She was a daughter of George and Mary (TALLMAN) BOHRER.
|1* Eli B. BLUE (ca1827-1894), m.1846 Mary DELANY (b.ca1829).
.2* Peter K. BLUE (b.1828), m.1850 Sarah LYSINGER (b.1832 Canada).
3 James BLUE (b.1832), m.1852 Mary E. WARREN.
4 George Tallman BLUE (1834-1892), m.1857 Rachel WARNER (1838-1862). (George's tombstone in the old Palestine Cem, row 6, #10 has died Sept 27, 186(8) at the age of 34 years 5 months) Rachel died in childbirth as did her son John.
5 Zilpha Jane BLUE (1837-1899), m.1852 Riley WARREN.
6. Elizabeth F. BLUE (1839-1889), m.1856 George W. WHITE (1832-1891).
.7 David A. BLUE (1845-1926), m.1862 Martha C. BEESON (1847-1895). To Norton Co. KS. No issue.
Philip BLUE (1846-1929), m.1867 Isabella "Belle" BAYLOR (1848-1934).
|Who is?||David Talman BLUE (another source) b. ca 1800
+ Mary Dicey HELVY ca 1872 of Terre Haute, Jasper Co. IN.
|Margaret (d. 1814)
+ James CRABB m.1814 Fayette Co. OH.
|Susannah b. 1800 (d.1817), m. Acy DAVIS.|
|William BLUE "Uncle Billy" b.Aug 26, 1804- d. Feb.10 1893 at Mentone, Kosc. Co. IN- Obit in Warsaw and
Mentone papers. Lived short while at Turkey Creek Prairie
+ Margaret JOHNSON 1829 in Fayette Co. OH age 31 in 1850 (5 children - 4 survive)
+ Sarah CARSON (widow of James) in 1876
Tombstones in Mentone, IN Cemetery:(1) Wm., d. Feb 10, 1893, age 88y-5m-14d
(2) Margaret, wife of Wm., d. Jan 10, 1868, age 58y-10m-14d
(----) (loose stone, unreadable)
|Simeon (or Simon ) b. OH - age 18 in 1850 - Obit publ in the Tri County Gazette, August 30, 1906|
|Peter W. BLUE b. OH b. March 12, 1840 in Harrison Twp, Kosciusko Co. IN
+ Elizabeth M. Taylor Nov. 1, 1864 (b. Lawrence County, PA, the daughter of James and Mary (GAULT) Taylor. Came to IN in 1861 from Crawford Co. OH. Elizabeth's obit is publ Jan. 2, 1913 and Peter's publ Jan 19, 1922) in the Tri-County Gazette.
|Fernando d. bef. 1887|
|Samuel b. IN age 8 in 1850|
|Benjamin b. May 12, 1846 Kosciusko Co., IN
+Elmira J. SHATTO (5 children - 4 survive)
They married November 8, 1871
Elmira b. 14 August 1850 in OH, daughter of Henry and Lucinda SHATTO. The Shatto family-- OH to IN in 1853
(Might Elmira J. be the Jane SHATTO BLUE whose obit appears May 9, 1945 in the NICN?)
A biography of Benjamin & Elmira can be found in the Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko Co., IN, Lewis Publ Co., Chicago 1887, page 605. Webmaster has this book.
|Child deceased before 1887|
|Margaret L. b. 21 Dec. 1876|
|Leona L b. 22 July 1875|
|Conn D. b. 29 October 1878|
|Homer E. b.10 September 1884|
|Rebecca -- age 7 in 1850 b. OH - (dau of Phillip - deceased 1846)|
|Susan b. IN age 14 in 1850|
|Jesse b. IN age 12 in 1850 not living in 1887|