Rev. 29 Sept. 2011, Gen. 115

 

DESCENDANTS OF NANCY ANN GRAVES AND JOSIAH THOMAS SETTLE OF NC, TN, MS & OH

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Nancy Ann Graves (1) was born 30 July 1815 in Caswell Co., NC, and died 12 April 1893 in Eldorado, Preble Co., OH.  She married Josiah Thomas Settle, son of David Settle and Rhoda Mullins, on 31 May 1858 in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, ceremony performed by the Rev. H. M. Richardson.  Josiah was born 24 Aug. 1799 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died 13 May 1869 in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.  He had first married Frances Lea Graves, daughter of Azariah Graves and Elizabeth Williams, on 8 June 1826 in Rockingham Co., NC.  Frances died 7 Oct. 1829 in Rockingham Co., NC.

The 1880 census for Hanover Twp., Butler Co., OH, shows Nancy Settle, age 62, divorced, with Rosa Walden, 14, adopted daughter.  It is possible that Nancy married a Mr. Walden after Josiah died, and Rosa is a daughter by a previous marriage of his.  This has not been confirmed.

Nancy married James Adkins on 23 Dec. 1883 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN.  They moved to Eldorado after their marriage, where Nancy purchased a home on lot 43 in the Village of Eldorado, Preble Co., OH.

The first 8 children of Nancy and Josiah were born in Rockingham Co., NC, the next in TN, and the last in Tishomingo Co., MS.  The 1850 census for Rockingham Co., NC, shows Josiah and his daughter Frances (by his first wife).  The 1860 census for Hanover Twp., Butler Co., OH, lists Nancy living with 4 of the younger children, Josiah living with son William, and a couple of the sons living separately next to  them.  Nancy was listed as black and all her children were mulatto.  Nancy was in the 1870 census for Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, living with daughters Cornelia and Josephine, all listed as mulatto.  There is much more discussion about Nancy and Josiah in genealogy 270, in the section about Frances Lea Graves.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Settle

    2.  Washington Settle, b.c. 1830, d. 25 Dec. 1846 (Rockingham Co., NC).

    3.  Sidney Settle, b.c. 1832.

+4.   Robert Pinkney Settle, b. 29 July 1834, m. Elizabeth W. Weaver, 1864, d. 9 July 1903.

+5.   Henry Clay Settle, b. 5 May 1838, m. Molly O. Berry, 1868, d. 21 Jan. 1922.

+6.   William Harrison Settle, b. 5 Feb. 1840, m. Josephine Francine Triplett, 1868, d. 24 Aug. 1889.

+7.   Winfield Scott Settle, b. 20 Nov. 1841, m. Elizabeth Alberson, 1870, d. 30 March 1903.

    8.  Matilda Settle, b.c. 1842.

+9.   Cornelia A. Settle, b. Sept. 1846, m. James M. Townsend, 1889, d. 5 April 1923.

+10.   Josiah Thomas Settle, b. 30 Sept. 1850, m(1) Theresa T. Vogelsang, 1875, m(2) Frances McCullough, 1890, d. 16 Aug. 1915.

+11.   Josephine Settle, b. Feb. 1852, m. William E. Reynolds, 1881, d. 1922.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF NANCY A. GRAVES (1) AND JOSIAH T. SETTLE

Robert Pinkney Settle (4) was born 29 July 1834 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died 9 July 1903 in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.  He married Elizabeth W. Weaver in 1864 in Hamilton, OH.  She was born 28 Feb. 1838 in NC, and died 1 April 1892 in Hamilton, OH.  They were in the 1880 census for Hanover Twp., Butler Co., OH, when he was a farmer, and they were listed as mulatto.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    12.   Nancy A. Settle, b. 29 Sept. 1867 (Butler Co., OH).

 

Henry Clay Settle (5) was born 5 May 1838 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died 21 Jan. 1922 in Wayne, Randolph Co., IN.  He married Molly O. Berry in 1868 in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.  She was born 15 Nov. 1850 in MS, and died in 1938 in Randolph Co., IN.  Their first 2 children were born in German Twp., Darke Co., OH, the next 3 in Hanover Twp., Butler Co., OH, and the last in Wayne, Randolph Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    13.   Arta A. Settle, b.c. 1869, m. William A. Goens, 15 Oct. 1898 (German Twp., Darke Co., OH).  He was b.c. 1872 in OH.

+14.   Charles H. Settle, b. 1 Aug. 1872, m. Mary Shoecraft, 27 Oct. 1898, d. after 1930.

    15.   James T. Settle, b. 7 Aug. 1874.

    16.   Bennie Settle, b. 9 Aug. 1874, d. after 1930 (IN).

    17.   John C. Settle, b. Nov. 1878, d. 27 March 1971 (Greenville, Darke Co., OH).

    18.   Theresa M. Settle, b. Feb. 1882, d. after 1930 (Wayne, Randolph Co., IN).

 

William Harrison Settle (6) was born 5 Feb. 1840 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died 24 Aug. 1889 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN.  He married Josephine Francine Triplett, daughter of Alfred Triplett, in 1868 in OH.  She was born about 1851 in OH, and died in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.  All their children were born in German Twp., Darke Co., OH.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    19.   Leander Settle, b.c. 1869, d before 1880 in German Twp., Darke Co., OH.

+20.   Cornelia LaFrance Settle, b. 6 Aug. 1870, m(1) Dale Bertram Kingsley, m(2) W. D. King, d. 1960.

    21.   Josiah W. Settle, b.c. 1871, d. Richmond, IN.

    22.   William Harry Settle, b. March 1873.

    23.   Frederick A. Settle, b.c. 1876.

 

Winfield Scott Settle (7) was born 20 Nov. 1841 in Rockingham Co., NC, and died 30 March 1903 in Wells Co., IN.  He married Elizabeth Alberson, daughter of Charles Alberson and Mary Ann Brown, in 1870 in Wells Co., IN.  She was born 28 April 1850 in Hartford Twp., Adams Co., IN, and died 25 Jan. 1937 in Wells Co., IN.  She was in the 1850 census for Hartford Twp., Adams Co., IN.  They were in the 1880 census for Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  They were listed as white.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

+24.   Nancy Ann Settle, b. 22 Dec. 1870, m. Edward S. Wolfe, d. 3 Nov. 1944.

+25.   William Henry Settle, b. 27 Aug. 1872, m. Eva Jeanette Lockwood, 1893, d. 15 Dec. 1953.

+26.   Olive Cornelia Settle, b. 6 Dec. 1873, m. George Templin, Jan. 1893, d. 4 Aug. 1959.

+27.   Winfield Scott Settle, b. 2 March 1876, m. Laura Sipe, 1908, d. 27 May 1941.

+28.   Thomas Josiah Settle, b. 28 Oct. 1878, m. Ivy Agnes Sheppard, 1904, d. 29 Oct. 1957.

+29.   James Edward Settle, b. 10 Sept. 1881, m. Ella May McClain, 1902, d. Aug. 1967.

+30.   Charles McKinley Settle, b. 16 Aug. 1883, m. Della Emaline Fisher, 1903, d. 3 Jan. 1969.

+31.   Walter Blaine Settle, b. 21 Nov. 1885, m. Ida B. Bowman, 1905, d. 21 Jan. 1968.

    32.   Hazel Arlene Settle, b. 16 Nov. 1892, m. Hugh A. Gehrett, 1911 (Wells Co., IN), d. 25 Sept. 1930 (Wells Co., IN).  He was b.c. 1891 and d. 1968, both in Wells Co., IN.  They were in the 1930 census for Bluffton City, Harrison Twp., Wells Co., IN, when he was a salesman, and her widowed mother was living with them.  They apparently had no children.

 

Cornelia A. Settle (9) was born in Sept. 1846 in Rockingham Co., IN, and died 5 April 1923 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.  She married James M. Townsend in 1889 in Wayne, Randolph Co., IN.  He was born in Aug. 1845 in OH, and died 17 June 1913 in Wayne, Randolph Co., IN.  They were in the 1900 census for Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, with his widowed sister, Eva C. Sawyer, living with them.  All family members were listed as black.  They had been married 26 years.  They were in the 1910 census for Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, with her widowed sister Josephine in their household.  They had been married 39 years, and all family members were listed as mulatto.

Both the 1900 and 1910 censuses stated that Cornelia had 2 children, both still living, but only daughter Grace was with them.  The obvious answer is that both of them had probably been married before, and her other child was by her first marriage, in spite of the 1910 census stating that this was a first marriage for both of them. That would explain the statement by R‑1 that they were married in 1889, although census records gave 1871-1874.  Also, there was a James M. Townsend, born about 1844, with wife Elizabeth in the 1880 census for Troy, Athens Co., OH, with 3 children, and no other possible match for James could be found in 1880.  (R‑1)

Children – Townsend

+33.   Grace E. Townsend, b. Aug. 1889, m. Frank E. Fowlia, d. 1918.

 

Josiah Thomas Settle (10) was born 30 Sept. 1850 in the Cumberland Mountains of TN, and died 16 Aug. 1915 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.  He first married Theresa T. Vogelsang in 1875 in Washington, DC.  She was born 7 Jan. 1854 in Albany, NY, and died 22 March 1888 in Memphis, TN.  He married second Frances McCullough in 1890 in Washington, DC.  She was born about 1861 in SC, and died after 1930 in Washington, DC.  Their first child was born in Sardis, Panola Co., MS, the second in TN, and the last in Memphis, TN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle, by Theresa T. Vogelsang

    34.   Theresa F. Settle, b. 29 June 1880, d. 27 May 1881 (Memphis, TN).

Children – Settle, by Frances McCullough

+35.   Josiah Thomas Settle, b. 20 April 1891, m. Ruth B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1921.

    36.   Francis McCullough Settle, b. 4 June 1892.

 

Josephine Settle (11) was born in Feb. 1852 in Tishomingo Co., MS, and died in 1922 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN.  She married William E. Reynolds in 1881 in OH.  He was born about 1850 in OH, and died before 1900 in IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Reynolds

    37.   Carol Reynolds, b. March 1882 (OH).

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY C. SETTLE (5) AND MOLLY O. BERRY

Charles H. Settle (14) was born 1 Aug. 1872 in German Twp., Darke Co., OH, and died after 1930 in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN.  He married Mary Shoecraft on 27 Oct. 1898 in Delaware Co., IN.  She was born about 1875 in IN, and died after 1930 in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN.  All their children were born in Muncie, IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    38.   Clarence L. Settle, b.c. 1900, m. Laura Dierkes.  She was b.c. 1890 in IN.

    39.   Geneva Settle, b.c. 1903.

    40.   Mary M. Settle, b.c. 1907, m. Herman Smith.  He was b.c. 1906 in OH.

    41.   Mabel L. Settle, b.c. 1910.

    42.   Charles Settle, b.c. 1913, d. 1991 (IN).

    43.   Martha Settle, b.c. 1916.

    44.   Mae Settle, b.c. 1916.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM H. SETTLE (6) AND JOSEPHINE F. TRIPLETT

Cornelia LaFrance Settle (20) was born 6 Aug. 1870 in German Twp., Darke Co., OH, and died in 1960 in TX.  She first married Dale Bertram Kingsley.  He was born in 1867 in Kickapoo, Peoria Co., IL.  She married second W. D. King.  He was born about 1870 in OH.  (R‑1)

Children – Kingsley

    45.   Branch Dale Kingsley, b.c. 1921 (Chicago, IL), m. George Franklin Williams.  1 child.

 

CHILDREN OF WINFIELD S. SETTLE (7) AND ELIZABETH ALBERSON

Nancy Ann Settle (24) was born 22 Dec. 1870 in Wells Co., IN, and died 3 Nov. 1944 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN.  She married Edward S. Wolfe in IN.  He was born 20 July 1867 in Jay Co., IN, and died 4 Oct. 1936 in Bluffton, IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Wolfe

    46.   Dorothy Wolfe, b.c. 1900 (Wells Co., IN).

 

William Henry Settle (25) was born 27 Aug. 1872 in Wells Co., IN, and died 15 Dec. 1953 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN.  He married Eva Jeanette Lockwood in 1893 in Wells Co., IN.  She was born 30 March 1870 and died 17 May 1950, both in Wells Co., IN.  All their children were born in Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

+47.   Iva Settle, b. 25 May 1894, m. Homer Gehrett, d. Sept. 1975.

    48.   Hubert C. Settle, b. April 1904, m. Myrtle ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1925 (IN), d. July 1980 (IN).  She was b.c. 1901 in IN, and d. Sept. 1987 in Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN.

+49.   Earl Stanley Settle, b. Feb. 1908, m. Ruth L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1923, d. Dec. 1972 (Wells Co., IN).

 

Olive Cornelia Settle (26) was born 6 Dec. 1873 in Wells Co., IN, and died 4 Aug. 1959 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN.  She married George Templin in Jan. 1893 in Wells Co., IN.  He was born 30 March 1870 in Randolph Co., IN, and died 14 May 1944 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Templin

    50.   Lawrence Earl Templin, b. 29 March 1895 (Petroleum, Wells Co., IN), d. 2 Feb. 1973 (Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL).

    51.   Helen Templin, b. April 1900 (Blackford Co., IN).

 

Winfield Scott Settle (27) was born 2 March 1876 in Wells Co., IN, and died 27 May 1941 in Anderson, Madison Co., IN.  He married Laura Sipe in 1908 in IN.  She was born 12 Feb. 1878 in Jay Co., IN, and died in 1970.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    52.   Leah Settle, b.c. 1909 (Columbus, Bartholmew Co., IN).

 

Thomas Josiah Settle (28) was born 28 Oct. 1878 in Wells Co., IN, and died 29 Oct. 1957 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  He married Ivy Agnes Sheppard in 1904 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  She was born 8 Dec. 1878 in Randolph Co., IN, and died 8 July 1957 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  All their children were born in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    53.   Melvin Rollo Settle, b. 18 May 1905, d. 20 Sept. 1906 (Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN).

+54.   Lloyd Alonzo Settle, b. 25 Dec. 1906, m. Dorothy Marie Wilson, d. 11 Nov. 1966.

+55.   Richard J. Settle, b. 26 Aug. 1912, m. Gladys Marie Yoss, 1930, d. Oct. 1985.

 

James Edward Settle (29) was born 10 Sept. 1881 in Wells Co., IN, and died in Aug. 1967 in Salem, Washington Co., IN.  He married Ella May McClain in 1902 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  She was born 29 Aug. 1879 and died 14 June 1960, both in Wells Co., IN.  Both their children were born in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    56.   Clifford W. Settle, b.c. 1903, d. 1986 (Wells Co., IN).

    57.   Leland Settle, b. 31 July 1906, d. Feb. 1972 (Salem, Washington Co., IN).

 

Charles McKinley Settle (30) was born 16 Aug. 1883 in Wells Co., IN, and died 3 Jan. 1969 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN.  He married Della Emaline Fisher in 1903 in Wells Co., IN.  She was born 3 March 1886 and died 15 Jan. 1965, both in Wells Co., IN.  Both their children were born in Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    58.   Twyla Settle, b.c. 1905.

    59.   Ruby R. Settle, b.c. 1911.

 

Walter Blaine Settle (31) was born 21 Nov. 1885 in Wells Co., IN, and died 21 Jan. 1968 in Bluffton, Wells Co., IN.  He married Ida B. Bowman in 1905 in Jay, Wells Co., IN.  She was born 6 Dec. 1883 in Jay, and died 19 Dec. 1978 in Bluffton, both in Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    60.   Ralph D. Settle, b.c. 1906 (Wells Co., IN), d. 1982 (Keystone, Wells Co., IN).

 

CHILDREN OF CORNELIA A. SETTLE (9) AND JAMES M. TOWNSEND

Grace E. Townsend (33) was born in Aug. 1889 in Wayne, Randolph Co., IN, and died in 1918 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.  She married Frank E. Fowlia (or Fowler).  He was born about 1879 in PA.

The 1920 census for Pittsburgh, PA, listed Frank E. Fowler, widower, with son Harry T. Fowlia, and widowed mother-in-law Cornelia Townsend, all listed as black.  The 1930 census for Pittsburgh, PA, listed Frank R. Fowler, born about 1885 in PA, with wife Alma B., born about 1894 in OH, son Harry F. Fowler, born about 1918 in PA, daughter Susan E. Fowler, born about 1925, and brother-in-law Rufus Thompson, all listed as negro.  (R‑1)

Children – Fowlia

    61.   Harry T. Fowlia, b. 1918 (Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA).

 

CHILDREN OF JOSIAH T. SETTLE (10)

Josiah Thomas Settle (35) was born 20 April 1891 in TN.  He married Ruth B. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1921.  She was born in 1892 in VA.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    62.   Mary F. Settle, b.c. 1922 (TN).

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM H. SETTLE (25) AND EVA J. LOCKWOOD

Iva Settle (47) was born 25 May 1894 in Wells Co., IN, and died in Sept. 1975 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.  She married Homer Gehrett.  He was born 13 Feb. 1894 in IN, and died in Sept. 1974 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Gehrett

    63.   Elnora J. Gehrett, b.c. 1923 (Wells Co., IN).

 

Earl Stanley Settle (49) was born in Feb. 1908 and died in Dec. 1972, both in Wells Co., IN.  He married Ruth L. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1923 in Wells Co., IN.  She was born about 1907 in IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    64.   Justine L. Settle, b.c. 1924 (Wells Co., IN).

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS J. SETTLE (28) AND IVY A. SHEPPARD

Lloyd Alonzo Settle (54) was born 25 Dec. 1906 and died 11 Nov. 1966, both in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  He married Dorothy Marie Wilson in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN.  She was born in 1910 in Nottingham Twp., and died there.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    65.   Larry Gene Settle, b. 27 Sept. 1944 (Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN), d. 20 Aug. 1987 (Louisville, KY).

 

Richard J. Settle (55) was born 26 Aug. 1912 in Nottingham Twp., Wells Co., IN, and died in Oct. 1985 in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN.  He married gladys Marie Yoss in 1930 in Wells Co., IN.  She was born 10 July 1912 in Adams Co., IN, and died 7 Feb. 1998 in Jay, Wells Co., IN.  (R‑1)

Children – Settle

    66.   Richard Verdayne Settle, b. 5 March 1931 (Jay, Wells Co., IN), d. 5 Sept. 1935 (Wells Co., IN).

 

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