Location: Pike County IN

Biography of James M. Curnutt

JAMES M. CURNUTT. This gentleman is one of the very prominent citizens of Ava, and has made his home in this county since 1876. He was born in Campbell County, Tennessee, July 12, 1835, a son of William and Lucinda (Dent) Curnutt, the former of whom was a product of North Carolina and a son of John Curnutt, who is supposed to have been born in France. In the State of Tennessee William Curnutt grew to manhood, married and there reared his family, which consisted of eight children, four of whom are now living: Preston, who died many years ago in Missouri; John, who is living in Boone County, Arkansas; Reilly, who died in 1877; Mary A., who died in 1862; William, who died in 1853; Nancy, who resides in Tennessee; James M. and Lucinda, who live in Tennessee. The father and mother were members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and died in 1838 and 1874, respectively. The father was a Whig in politics, a farmer by occupation, and for many years held the office of justice of the peace. The Dents are supposed to have come from Germany. James M. Curnutt passed his early life on a farm in Tennessee, during which time he learned habits of industry, economy, and perseverance that were of material benefit to him in later years. He attended the common schools of his...

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Biography of Charles T. Carpenter

Charles T. Carpenter is one of the pioneer bankers of Coffeyville, and for thirty years has been closely identified with what is now known as the Condon National Bank, being vice president of that institution. Mrs. Temple W. Carpenter, his wife, is one of the prominent women of Southern Kansas, has been a leader in religious, social and public affairs, and is president of the Carnegie Library of Coffeyville, and is the only woman who has ever been honored with a place on the school board of that city. The Carpenter family is a very old one in America, having been transplanted from England to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, as early as 1632. From there its descendants moved to Pennsylvania, and into North Carolina and Kentucky. Mr. Carpenter has ancestors who fought in the Revolution. Charles T. Carpenter was born at Palmetto, Tennessee, December 9, 1858, and belongs to a substantial stock of people who were extensive planters in early Tennessee, but were stanchly aligned with the Union cause and in the difficulties that grew out of the Civil war moved north of the Ohio River. Peter Carpenter, grandfather of the Coffeyville banker, was born in North Carolina in 1790. He was reared and married in his native state, became a planter, and moved his family to Tennessee, establishing a homestead on an eminence long known as Carpenter Hill. He was...

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Pike County Indiana Cemetery Transcriptions

Indiana Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Indiana county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Indiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Allen to CassIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Clark to DaviessIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Dearborn to FranklinIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Fulton to HamiltonIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Hancock to JeffersonIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Jennings to LaPorteIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Lawrence to MontgomeryIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Morgan to PerryIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Porter to PutnamIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Randolph to St. JosephIndiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Vermillion to WhitleyPike County Indiana Cemetery Transcriptions Pike County Following Cemeteries (hosted at Pike County Indiana INGenWeb Project) Clay Township Jefferson Township Lockhart Township Logan Township Madison Township Marion Township Monroe Township Patoka Township Washington Township Cemetery Index Cemetery Maps...

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Biography of James Noble Smith

James Noble Smith, now in his second term as sheriff of Harvey County, is a Kansan of thirty-five years residence and experience. He is a veteran railroader, having handled the throttle of an engine on the Santa Fe road for a score of years or more. He is a capable and trusted officer, and had long been a man of prominence in affairs at Newton and in Harvey County. Mr. Smith was born at Union in Pike County, Indiana, September 22, 1859, and had an interesting family lineage. His great-grandfather was a Scotch Irishman who came to America and founded a pioneer home in the territory and state of Illinois. The sheriff’s grandfather was also named James Noble Smith and was a native of Illinois. He was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and did that work in the days of the old time circuit rider. He was also a slave holder, but becoming convinced that the holding of slaves was a wrong, he freed his negroes long before the war. He died at Memphis, Tennessee, in 1857. John W. Smith, father of James M., was born at Memphis, Tennessee, in 1818. He lived in that city until reaching manhood, and then moved to Evansville, Indiana. He was a carpenter by trade and his specialty was the building of winding stairs, a work that tests the highest skill...

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