|Color Codes separate generations. Numbers show generations.|
|First Generation 1 – BLACK – (Sons/daughters of Isaac)||Sixth Generation 6 – BROWN|
|Second Generation 2 – RED||Seventh Generation 7 – GREY|
|Third Generation 3 – GREEN||Eighth Generation 8 – PURPLE|
|Fourth Generation 4 – ORANGE||Ninth Generation 9 – Olive|
|Fifth Generation 5 – BLUE||Tenth Generation 10 – PINK|
Charles Denby Russell 6 (23 October 1869-08 November 1963), the third child of John and Laura Jane McCafferty, was born in Daviess County, Indiana. He married Martha Etta Gregory (ca. 1871) on 5 March 1890 in Indiana. Charles died in Linton Co., Indiana. Charles and Martha had eight children: Alva; Mona; Margaret; Morgan; Douglas; Mildred; Arthur; Nevan (ca. 1906).
Alva Russell 7 (ca. 1892), the first child of Martha and Charles Denby Russell married Ethel Peach (ca. 1892) ca. 1914. Ethel and Alva Russell had two children: Norvella Russell (ca. 1915); Louise Russell (ca. 1917).
Morgan Russell 7 (ca. 1898), the fourth child of Martha and Charles Denby Russell married first Mary Dobson (ca. 1900) ca. 1920. He married second, Lois Jamby (ca. 1900) ca. 1920. Morgan and Mary had one child: Betty Jane (ca. 1921). Morgan and Lois had four children: Janet (ca. 1921); Shirley (ca. 1923); Robert (ca. 1925); Jerry (ca. 1927).
Douglas Russell 7 (ca. 1900), the fifth child of Martha and Charles Denby Russell married Cleo Houston (ca. 1902) ca. 1922. Their issue: Marvin (ca. 1923); Delmar (ca. 1925); John Elden (ca. 1927); Daniel (ca. 1929); Karen (ca. 1931).
Nevan Russell 7 (ca. 1906), the eighth child of Martha and Charles Denby Russell, married Muriel Saville (ca. 1908) ca. 1928. Nevan and Muriel Russell had two children: Douglas (ca. 1930); Jane (ca. 1932).
Theodore Lawrence Russell 6 (13 October 1871-August 1935), the fouth child of John and Laura Jane McCafferty, was born in Daviess County, Indiana. He married Nora Chambers (ca. 1873) ca. 1893. Their issue: Arnold ; John; Clifford; Helen; Walter; Delbert.
Austin Sankey Russell 6 (27 September 1874-25 January 1945), the fifth child of John and Laura Jane McCafferty, was born in Daviess County, Indiana. He married Della White (ca. 1875) ca. 1895. Their issue: Virgil (ca 1896); Iris; Emily; Leona Maude; Phyllis (ca. 1904).
Iris Russell 6 (ca. 1898), the second child of Della and Austin Sankey Russell, married Wilbur Morgan (ca. 1896) ca. 1918. Their issue: James Russell (ca. 1920); Virgil Lee (ca. 1922); Emily Dell (ca. 1924); Suzanne (ca. 1926).
Leona Russell 6 (01 May 1884-?), the seventh child of John and Laura Jane McCafferty, was born in Daviess County, Indiana. She married Vincent Keller (ca. 1875) ca. 1897. They had one child: Russell (ca. 1898).
James H. McCafferty 5 (10 March 1845-13 March 1865), the seventh child of Green and Lettie McCafferty, was born in Harrison Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana. He died in the Military Hospital, Davis Island, New York Harbor, New York. James served in the Union Army and fought in the Civil War. The following is his military record:
Volunteered: 3 December 1863 – Sworn and subscribed at Evansville, Indiana 16 December 1863. Eyes-Gray; Light complexion, Hair-Light, Height 5 foot 8 1/2 inches.
Muster Roll: James H. McCafferty, Private 42nd Reg’t Co. G.- Indiana infantry.
Roll dated: Indianapolis, Indiana 18 December 1863
Born: Daviess Co., Indiana; Enlisted Washington, Indiana for a period of enlistment of 3 Years.
29 February 1864 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
July/August 1864 – Absent- sick 21 August 1864
Sep/October 1864 – Present
Nov/December 1864 – Present
Muster Roll description – remarks entitled to bounty
Jan/Feb 1865 – absent; sent to Savannah sick 30 January 1865
Apr/May 1865 – Died in Hospital at Davis Island, NY Harbor, 19 Mar 1865.
Company Description – Remarks entitled to bounty. Died from disability. 13 March 1865 in hospital Davis Island NY Harbor.
Although all of the above is documented, Green and Letty’s Bible states that he died on way home from Civil War.
Hamilton L. McCafferty 5 (24 September 1847-03 November 1855), the eighth child of Green and Lettie McCafferty, was born and died in Harrison Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana. Both Hamilton and his father, Green, took ill in the fall of 1855 and Green died 8 days after Hamilton. Hamilton died at the age of 8 year and is buried in Old Glendale Cemetery, Harrison Twp, Daviess Co., Indiana.
Mary Ellen McCafferty 5 (02 December 1845,-11 March 1907), the ninth child of Green and Lettie McCafferty, was born and died in Harrison Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana. She married Doctors Preston Franklin ‘DPF’ Hancock (1843-?) on 3 September 1865 in Daviess Co., Indiana. Mary Ellen and DPF Hancock had four children: Hattie Leava; Lillian Beth; Walter Preston (ca. 1888-?); Leslie Gay Hancock (ca. 1896-).
Henry Lewis McCafferty 5 (18 March 1854-1925), the tenth child of Green and Lettie McCafferty, was born and died in Harrison Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana. He married Mary May Collier (ca. 1859-?) on 4 March 1879 in Harrison Twp, Daviess Co., Indiana. In 1914, Henry lived in San Antonio, Texas. Henry and Mary had two children: Ada (ca.1880); Lee (ca. 1882).
Eliza Ann Gregory 3 (?-8 March 1857), third child of Isaac and Elizabeth, married Stephen Johnson and moved to Daviess County. They returned to their native state, where Eliza died. Their known children: Mary; Carrie; and Isaac (although six are mentioned, see following).
The following excerpt is from the diary of the Rev. James Saye: “Died at the residence of her husband, Stephen Johnson, Esq., in Union District, S.C., March 8, 1857, Mrs. Eliza Johnson, aged about 47 years. Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Isaac Gregory and his wife, Elizabeth, whose maiden name was Hawkins. She was a quiet, orderly, industrious woman, but was subject for many years to spells of insanity, which rendered her a terror to some of her friends. Her husband and six children survive her.”
NOTE: The data on Phebe Gregory and her descendants was provided by Kathleen Arthur Mauro. The source of some of her data was the booklet: History of the Arthur Steen Family, Crawforsville, Indiana, 1942.
Phebe Gregory 3 (April 1808-3 October 1950), the fifth child of Isaac and Elizabeth, and one of the Indiana emigres, married John Campbell Steen (15 April 1805) on 28 March 1828. John was the son of Sarah Steen of Santuck, Union County, South Carolina. John and Phebe journeyed to Indiana in 1837 with a caravan consisting of Phoebe’s parents, three of her siblings and their family. They traveled first to Old Post Vincennes, Capitol of the North-West Territory, and seat of the Government Land Office. The caravan arrived after weeks of painful travel, and their choise led them finally to settle in southern Daviess County, where they established their homes, and reared their families. John C. Steen settled on a farm in what is now the Union neighborhood, though it was his happy lot to assist in the organization of the Church after he located there. The Union na,e doubtless came with there emigrants from Union, SC. He was for many years a Presbyterian elder, and Sunday school superintendent, a devoted member loved and respected by everyone. He served the public as township trustee, and justice of the peace. He took up a Government land claim and to it added several tracts of valuable land, He was a successful farmer; raised stock and planted orchards whose fruits was enjoyed by future generations. His home was always open, and the ‘latch string always out’. His children were reared in a home where family devotions were held; grace was said at meals; and the Bible had the place of honor in the house. Not only was his house the ‘Preacher’s home’, but also the stranger and sojourner in the land had always a welcome there. He donated land on which the Union Church stands, the grounds surrounding, and the cemetery where now he had a resting place, whith loved ones all around him. Phebe is buried in East Union Prebyterian Church Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana. Following Phebe’s death, John was married again to Angeline Barbara Veale Hollingsworth in 1851.
John and Phebe’s children: George W.; Isaac Jefferson; Martha Jane; Benjamin Watis; Sarah Elizabeth; Lettie Ellen; Richard G., who died in infancy.
John and second wife, Angeline had the following children: John who died at the age of 17; Andrew and his twin sister who died not survive; Phebe Ann; Nancy Naomi; Eliza Ann; James Thomas; Lucinda Frances; Melissa May; William Sherman; Henry Wylie.
Isaac Jefferson Steen 4 (13 November 1829-4 September 1869) the second child of John Campbell and Phebe Gregory Steen, was married 27 December 1849 to Sarah Jane Scholtz. They had nine children: John Franklin; James Richard; Thomas M.; Mary Ann (22 September 1856-15 March 1885); Lucy Angeline; Tibitha Ellen; William Warner; Charles Elsworth; Emma Glenn.
John Franklin Steen 5 (2 November 1850-24 December 1917), the first child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen married 7 May 1873 Mary Catherine Lock (26 November 1854-26 May 1911). Their children : Asbury Jefferson; Amita Zeno; Ellis Morton; Lettie E.; John Elsworth; Robert Oglesby; Mary Etta; Nellie Glenn; Orian Arvilla; Edison McKinley.
Asbury Jefferson Steen 6 (17 March 1874-26 June 1932), the first child of John Franklin Steen and Mary Catherine married on 9 November 1907, Maria Christian Malonsa (24 July 1880-7 June 1911). After the death of Maria, Asbury was married a second time to Lucia Alcordo. Both his wives were from the Philipins. Asbury served in the Philipine Insurrection with the US Army, and never returned to the home land. His children, by his second marriage were: Leopolda Franklin, who died early in life; Ampari Catherine who visited relatives in the United States in 1940; and Catalina Asbury Steen, who died 12 July 1935 in the Philipines.
Amita Zeno Steen 6 (9 June 1877-9 March 1927), the second child of John Franklin Steen and Mary Catherine, was married 29 March 1899 to Albert Voorhess McCafferty (17 October 1869-13 July 1925), the son of Thomas and Laura Browning Mc Cafferty. Their children are: Lillian Irene; Donald Elsworth (6 February 1906); Wella Christine.
Ellis Morton Steen 6 (26 May 1879-?), the third child of John Franklin Steen and Mary Catherine, married on 1 October 1899 Dennie Beulah Dale (1 October 1876-13 February 1936), the daughter of Dr. James Atchison and Alcesta Ann Wolf Dale. After the death of Dennie Dale, Ellis was married a second time on 30 June 1937, to Ruth M. Brehm (4 May 1901), the daughter of Frederick William and Mary Augusta Wallensiek Brehm from Gibson, Nebraska. Ellis Morton and Dennie Steen had six children: Lois Mildred; Eunice Corine; James Dale (26 January 1904); Robert Franklin; Dorothy Reid; Ellis Morton Jr.
Lois Mildred Steen 7 (18 March 1901), the first child of Ellis Morton and Dennie Steen married on 4 August 1926 Reuben C. Bergstrom (19 October 1892), the son of Carl Gustav (26 November 1869) and Anna Marie Hogg Bergstrom (23 May 1871).Reuben and Lois have won for themselves high praise in radio service in the Little Brown Church of the Air, and other attractions. They had one daughter: Donna Lynn (17 June 1937).
Eunice Corine Steen 7 (18 January 1903), the second child of Ellis Morton and Dennie Steen married 7 April 1935 Forest Lamont (23 January 1881). The Lamonts achieved wide success in musical institue work. Forest died on 17 December 1937.
Robert Franklin Steen 7 (18 October 1906), the fourth child of Ellis Morton and Dennie Steen married on 31 January 1937 Mary Elizabeth Crawford (24 September 1912), the daughter of Elvin John (7 August 1877-28 August 1941) and Mary Ada Smith Crawford (28 October 1879). They had one daughter: Roberta Frances (19 May 1941).
Dorothy Reid Steen 7 (17 March 1908), the fifth child of Ellis Morton and Dennie Steen married 26 July 1930 William Lester Armstrong (4 July 1907), the son of Lester (1 January 1879) and Mabel Majors Armstrong (29 July 1881). They had two children: Dorothy Ann (2 October 1931, Lincoln, Nebraska); William Lester Jr. (16 March 1937, Fremont, Nebraska).
Ellis Morton Steen, Jr. 7 (25 April 1914), the sixth child of Ellis Morton and Dennie Steen married 16 June 1940 Kethryn Ann Westfall (29 October 1914), the daughter of Charles (15 August 1887-20 May 1942) and Blanche Werlike Westfall (8 March 1891), in Chicago, Illinois. They had one child: Carole Ann Steen (23 March 1942).
John Elsworth Steen 6 (14 December 1882), the fifth child of John Franklin Steen and Mary Catherine, married on 27 December 1907, Stella Shaw (28 February 1882), the daughter of Francis Marion and Missouri Ellen Roberts Shaw. Their residence was Evansville, Indiana. They had two children: John Francis; Mary Carolyn.
John Francis Steen 7 (28 September 1909), the first child of John Elsworth and Stella Steen, married on 15 April 1931 Sunnay Allen (2 April 1912), the daughter of James William and Wilmina Busefink Allen. Their issue: Robert Shaw (2 July 1937).
Mary Carolyn Steen 7 (25 April 1912), the second child of John Elsworth and Stella Steen, married on 15 April 1934 Ernest Arthur Rea (27 March 1908), the son of William Robert and Estella Ermina McClure Rea. They had two children: John Michael (14 February 1938); Timothy Ernest Rea (27 June 1939).
Catherine Hess 7, the second child of Emmett and Mary Etta Hess married first Al Hartman. She married second Harry Smith. Catherine and Al had one child: Ronald Hartman. Catherine and Harry had one child: Harry Smith, Jr.
Edison McKinley Steen 6 (14 July 1896), the tenth child of John Franklin Steen and Mary Catherine, married Ann Schureman. Edison had been long years in the railroad service in Springfield, Illinois. Their issue: John William; Stella Mae.
James Richard Steen 5 (29 July 1852-14 September 1925), the second child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen married ,about 1870, Malinda Gregory (31 January 1854-1 January 1929), the daughter of Robert (12 January 1815-8 September 1881) and Zilpha Hill Gregory (21 March 1821-14 April 1900), known as Aunt Moarnin. Their children: Isaac; George; Laura; Frank; Harley.
Laura Steen 6 (25 October 1875), the third child of James Richard and Malinda Gregory Steen, married on 9 June 1894, Oak Davis (29 July 1873), the son of David and Elizabeth Wilson Davis. They had eight children: William; Arthur; Bessie; Dewey (29 September 1902); Clifford; Lucile; Ella; Zed.
Bessie Davis 7 (5 September 1900), the third child of Oak and Laura Steen Davis, married on 31 July 1920, Henry Hamilton Arthur, son of William (22 March 1865) and Clara Bell Lett Arthur (24 December 1866). Their children: Ralph (24 January 1921); Robert (29 November 1925); Kenneth Lee (28 February 1932); twin Thomas Dale (15 October 1934- 12 November 1934); twin infant (15 October 1934-15 October 1934).
Lucy Angeline Steen 5 (27 November 1858), the fifth child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen, was married about 1976, to John C. Horrall(ca. 1856), the son of Pleasant A.(23 November 1827) and Candace Horrall (11 September 1848), and grand-son of Coleman C. (1805-1829) and Lucinda Lett Horrall (1805-1882), who were natives of South Carolina. They lived in Veal Township, Daviess County, Indiana. Lucy and John had nine children: Flora Lenora; Zella; Sadie; Warner; Charles; Hazel; Inez; Oral; Ollie (1897).
Flora Lenora Horrall 6 (18 November 1878), the first child of John C. and Lucy Steen Horrall, was married on 25 December 1894, to James Morton Stafford (25 November 1876). John was a Presbyterian Minister, inventor and author. They lived in Washington, Indiana. The couple had thirteen children: James Alva; Harley Douglas; Ralph Mahlon; Sadie Elsie; Estie Emeline; Lucile Irene; Nellie Glenn; Frances Marie (15 October 1910-1941); Eva Violet; Donald (1914-1914); Edna Lorena; Dorothy (1916-1916); Lena Nova.
James Alva Stafford 7 (6 August 1896), the first child of James and Flora Horrall Stafford, married Olive Edwards in 1923. James was a Presbyterian minister at Berea, Kentucky. This couple had five children: Eileen (12 December 1923); Linley (1925); Robert (1928); Joan (1932); Mazo (1935).
Harley Douglas Stafford 7 (19 January 1898), the second child of James and Flora Horrall Stafford, married Alma Brown in 1923. Their issue: Lowell. Harley married a second time to Lolita Crow in 1930. Their issue: Luella (1932); Aaron (1935).
Estie Emeline Stafford 7 (11 December 1905), the fifth child of James and Flora Horrall Stafford, married Gene Riker in 1926. Their children: Waneta (1927); Donald (1929); Dallas (1931); Evelyn (1934); Randal (1941).
Sadie Horrall 6 (23 September 1885), the third child of John C. and Lucy Steen Horrall, first married Claude Bartlow in 1904 and had one child: John Elden Bartlow (1907). She then married Charles Miley. This couple had three children: Arthur Jean Miley (1920); Genevieve L. Miley (1922); Stella Rozella Miley (1924).
Tibitha Ellen Steen 5 (25 November 1860-11 April 1942), the sixth child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen, married James William Padgett, who died 1 August 1940 at the age of 82. He was the son of Gideon Padgett, a native of Milltown, Indiana. Their children: Clara; Lacy; Walter.
William Warner Steen 5 (23 January 1863-11 July 1935), the seventh child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen, married on 14 November 1886, Luella Jones (15 February 1869-3 June 1930), the daughter of Thomas (1824) and Ruth Freeland Jones of Sugarland. William lived on a farm near Algiers, Pike County, Indiana. He was a prosperous and successful farmer and a good citizen. They had ten children: Walter Elwood; Forrest; Alva; Lawrence S.; Charles; Verna Ruth; Grace; Ira; Mary Jane; Clyde Thomas.
Walter Elwood Steen 6 (23 August 1887-7 August 1932), the first child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married on 24 September 1910 Effie Alice Cutshall (24 September 1887), the daughter of Franklin Cutshall. Their children: Floyd (died 20 December 1930); Elmer.
Forrest Steen 6 (6 August 1889), the second child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married Harriet E. Zieger (9 September 1900), the daughter of Irvin H. (15 September 1870) and Mary Rowland Zieger (22 November 1875) of Mt Carmel, Pensylvania. They were married 8 April 1919 in Hinsdale, Montana. Their children: Mary Luella; Forrest Russell (5 March 1925, Hinsdale, Montana); Harvey Allen (9 August 1931); Katherine Louise (17 November 1940).
Alva Steen 6 (4 December 1891), the third child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married 19 April 1918 Clara Belle Gray (17 February 1900), the daughter of Orland Perry (6 December 1868) and Florence M. Cox Gray (14 October 1870-10 July 1939). They were married 2 February 1890.
Lawrence Steen 6 (15 September 1893), the fourth child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married on 19 March 1921 Alberta Lucille Songer (23 December 1897), the daughter of Geo Walter (21 July 1871) and Annia Florence Dean Songer (31 October 1875). The couple had two children: James M. (30 July 1922); Robert Lawrence (20 August 1924).
Verna Ruth Steen 6 (17 May 1898) the sixth child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married on 16 September 1916, Virgil Floyd Teague (25 October 1897), the son of John R. (1862) and Pauline Perkins Teague (1864). They had two children: Ralph Randolph (8 November 1917); Ruth Irene (16 September 1919).
Grace Steen 6 (13 September 1900) the seventh child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married on 19 September 1919 Cashier McDade (23 June 1898), the son of Levi (6 March 1872) and Callie Whitney McDace (6 December 1878). They had three children: Clifford Leon (26 October 1923); Rosemary (5 February 1927); Shirley Ann (2 August 1935).
Ira Steen 6, the eighth child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married Pauline Lucille Teague (22 August 1911) on 25 August 1935, the daughter of Ellis (31 July 1883) and Mae Johnson Teague (15 April 1884). The couple had one child: Harold Alvin (16 June 1916).
Mary Jane Steen 6, (4 March 1906), the nineth child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married on 16 April 1932, Bernard Myers (24 May 1903), the son of Lewis Augustus and Leona Alberta Kinman Myers. They had two children: Freda Evelyn (13 October 1933); Roy (9 May 1938-9 May 1938).
Clyde Thomas Steen 6, (2 October 1909), the tenth child of William W. and Luella Jones Steen, married on 7 June 1933, Alma Maude Scott (24 December 1912), the daughter of Albert Earl (10 July 1889) and Alma Arnold Scott (24 July 1894-13 July 1939).
Charles Elsworth Steen 5 (25 March 1865), the eighth child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen, remained in the community near Glendale perhaps till near thirty years of age, went West and never returned.
Emma Glenn Steen 5 (20 April 1868-1931), the nineth child of Isaac Jefferson and Sarah Steen, married Andrew Padgett, a farmer north of Washington, on 23 December 1888. Andrew was a younger brother of James, and the son of Gideon Padgett. They had three daughters.
Martha Jane Steen 4 (5 June 1832-3 February 1931), the third child of John Campbell and Phebe Gregory Steen, married Richard M. Clark on 22 February 1852, the son of John W. (1806-183) and Catherine Clark (1806-1848). Richard was a farmer and blacksmith near Glendale, Indiana. Richard died at the age of 75 in March 1905. The couple had four children: Sarah Elizabeth; Ritter (18 June 1855-21 September 1856); Lettie Emma; Emma Jane (1 October 1859-12 December 1863).
Sarah Elizabeth Clark 5 (27 February 1854-September 1934), the first child of Richard and Martha Steen Clark, married in June 1875, James W. Mattingly of Washington. James died 31 May 1931. They had two children: John R. (4 March 1879); Henry B. (25 July 1892)
Benjamin Waties Steen 4 (4 January 1834-1923), the fourth child of John Campbell and Phebe Gregory Steen, married Martha Rozilla Colbert (28 January 1834-7 November 1917), on 25 January 1855. Martha was the daughter of Tolliver (1789) and Sarah Miller Colbert (1796) of Hudsonville, Indiana. Watis resided in Harrison Township many years and ran a farm. He served two years as Trustee, was a member of the posse that captured the murdered of Capt. Eli McCarty, who was ambushed and shot by Knights of the Golden Circle while notifyind graftees in the Civil War. Watis spent hi declining years in comfort with his family in his home in Washington, Indiana. The couple had two children: Oliver Byron; Luella.
Oliver Byron Steen 5 (7 November 1856-6 January 1931), the first child of Benjamin and Martha Colbert Steen, married first on 8 October 1878 Emily Bartl (14 October 1854-26 August 1879). Oliver was married a second time on December 7, 1881 to Elizabeth Traylor of Pike County. On 12 June 1890, Oliver married his third wife, Maud Emily Yeager. Oliver’s fourth wife was Estella Johnson from California. Oliver and first wife Emily had one child: Emily Bartl. Oliver and second wife, Elizabeth had one child who died in early childhood: Leona. Oliver and third wife Maud had two children: Rozilla (8 January 1893-2 July 1893); Byron (16 November 1894).
Emily Bartl Steen 6 (26 August 1879-14 February 1924), was married around September 1900 to Dr. Ira Clay Lemmon (8 February 1879-8 January 1907), the son of Winfield Scott (1847-1924) and Sarah Emma MacDonald Lemmon (1849-1908) of Dubois County, Indiana, where Ira lies buried. Emily is buried in New Truxton, Missouri. They had a child: Marvin Tuley Lemmon. Early in 1907, Emily was married a second time Dr. Charles Niehuss, whose name Marvin also took. Charles was instructor in the School of Law, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Marvin Tuley Lemmon Niehuss 7 (2 January 1903), married on 29 August 1930 Lois Markham, the daughter of Stephen Clayson and Lola Watkins Markham. Their two children: John Marvin (7 March 1937); Margaret Emily (19 October 1939).
Luella Steen 5 (19 December 1872), the second first child of Benjamin and Martha Colbert Steen, married on 30 June 1892, Spencer Asbury Ward (30 June 1870), the son of John F. (1848-1923) and Anna Chapman Ward (1852-1919). Spencer was for many years a successful poultry dealer in Washington, Indiana. Their issue: Ernest Steen; John Watis; Oliver Elisha.
Ernest Steen Ward 6 (14 December 1895), married on 30 April 1919, Lilian Cross (26 February 1899), the daughter of Theodore and Bell Cross. Their children: Rosemary (27 January 1920); Marvin (28 June 1927).
Sarah Elizabeth Steen 4 (5 December 1835-5 December 1855), the fifth child of John Campbell and Phebe Gregory Steen, married on 15 March 1855, John W. Clark (6 August 1832-16 October 1885), the son of John W. (1806-1863) and Catherine Clark (1806-1848). He was commissioned Captain of Co. D. 80th Ind. Vol. Infantry, was a gallant officer and a true and brace soldier. He lies buried in the Old Union Cemetery. After the death of Sarah, John married again in 1867; his second wife was Eliza C. Wise (1849). John and Sarah had one child: Benjamin Watis. John and second wife Eliza had four children: Ephraim T. (1868); Carrie D. (1870); John M. (1873); Harlan T. (1884).
Benjamin Watis Clark 5 (3 December 1855), married on 15 September 1895, Myra Stafford Jones and lived in Reeves Township. Benjamin had the distinction of double thumbs from the first joint, perfectly formed on both hands. This made him a great favorite with the children as an entertainer.
Lettie Ellen Steen 4 (14 August 1840-6 September 1915), the sixth child of John Campbell and Phebe Gregory Steen, married on 19 February 1857, James Robinson Arthur (30 September 1834-15 March 1905), the son of John Arthur and Nancy Robinson. James was born and died in Harrison Township, Indiana.
In 1834, James Robinson Arthur was born, at home on his parents’ farm in Daviess County, Indiana. His father died when he was seven. He married Lettie Ellen Steen in 1857, and they had 15 children. James built a one-room house for them on the Portersville road in Harrison Township, seven miles from Washington. He cleared the forest from the land and established a farm. He was said to be the second strongest man in the township, his brother William being the strongest. When the family grew, first a lean-to was added to the house, then more rooms, until there were 13 in all.
As the years went by, James established himself as one of the leading landowners, farmers and stock raisers of the county. For a time, he served as trustee for Harrison Township. A corner of the farm was donated for a Baptist Church chapel. He was a charter member of the Glendale Odd Fellows lodge. About 1905, the Odd Fellows ‘Talisman’ stated that the James Robinson Arthur family was believed to be the ‘Largest Family of Odd Fellows in the World.’ Members included James and his seven sons, and Lettie and four of their daughters, the women all being in the Rebekah Lodge. Sons and daughters-in law were also members.
In March, 1905, James Robinson Arthur died of a stroke of apoplexy three days after being in a runaway accident. James and Lettie had been on the way to his brother Elijah’s funeral, when their horses were frightened by a streetcar. They were thrown from the wagon. James was in his 70th year. The funeral was the second largest ever held in the county, with 1,500-2,000 people attending, almost all of whom had known him personally. James and Lettie, who died in 1915, were buried in the churchyard of the Veales Creek Baptist Church in Harrison Township.
Lettie and James Arthur had fifteen children: John Franklin; Nancy Ann; Charles Watis; Sarah Bell (12 February 1862-16 January 1868); Laura Jane; William Arthur; Phoebe Angeline; Emma Naomi; Elijah A.; Hamilton M.; Martin Luther; Infant Arthur (11 March 1878-11 March 1878); Nora Maude (27 June 1879-28 June 1963); Martha Rozilla (14 August 1881); Austin Owen (18 August 1883-13 April 1961).
John Franklin Arthur 5 (24 October 1857-23 March 1927), the first child of Lettie Steen and James Arthur was born on his parents’ farm near Washington in Daviess County, Indiana. John was a ‘Hoosier Schoolmaster’ for many years, and loved his work. In addition, he was an insurance agent. He married, first, Clara Ellen McCafferty (27 May 1861 -14 June 1917), on 4 September 1880, the daughter of Henderson McCafferty and Mary Ward. Clara was also a schoolteacher, and they raised three children. Around 1917, John and Clara relocated to Redlands, California, where their two sons were employed in the newspaper business. There, John purchased a book and stationery store, which he managed until his death. Shortly after moving to Redlands, Clara died. Subsequently, John married Carrie Myers (11 January 1875-January 1947) on 18 November 1918. About 1924, they had a home built in Redlands at 56 San Gorgonio Street. John sang in the First Baptist Church choir and the Redlands Choral Society, and was active in other community affairs until three weeks before his death in 1927. He was 69. John and Clara are buried at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands. John and Clara’s children were: Franklin Kilnore; Iona Priscilla; Cecil Esterley.
Franklin Kilnore Arthur 6 (10 October 1881-18 September 1963), the first child of John Arthur and Clara McCafferty, married Helen Blanche Williams (10 October 1882- 26 October 1944). Franklin married again, to Inez Leuman on 3 January 1950. Franklin and first wife, Helen, are buried in Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, California.
Franklin Kilnore Arthur was born in Glendale, Indiana and, in his early career, served as editor of the local newspaper. In 1905, however, he moved to Redlands, CA, where he worked as the city editor, first for the morning newspaper and later for the afternoon paper, the Redlands Daily Facts. Soon his brother joined him in Redlands. They were followed a few years after by their parents. When Redlands’ two papers combined in 1919, Frank was City Editor and also acquired the Facts’s ‘job office’, or commercial printing shop. In 1938 he left his post at the Facts to work full time at the job office, (Arthur Commercial Press). Frank worked at the art of printing, in the back shop, while his manager handled the other aspects of the business. He retired in 1953 and, ten years later died at age 81, of heart disease. An active member of the Redlands First Baptist Church, Frank had held almost every major office in the church over the years.
Franklin and Helen had three children: Paul Emerson; Franklin Kilnore Jr.; Barbara Jean.
Franklin Kilnore (Pete) Arthur, Jr. 7 (27 June 1910), the second child of Franklin and Helen Arthur, married first Mary Loftus. His second wife was Mardelle Ann Simpson Beauchamp.
Franklin (Pete) Kilnore Arthur, Jr. was first an Associated Press journalist and executive in Los Angeles and New York City, and later the publisher of a daily newspaper in Monterey, California. Franklin and Mardelle Arthur had one child: Franklin Kilnore III .
Barbara Jean Arthur 7 (6 April 1921-1982), the third child of Franklin and Helen Arthur married Eugene Van Camp, around 20 November 1995. Barbara was a teacher. She died of a kidney disease. Barbara and Gene adopted two sons, Jay and Jeffrey.
Iona Priscilla Arthur 6 (1 March 1886-15 January 1931), the second child of John Arthur and Clara McCafferty married Wilbern Acton. Iona lived in Los Angeles and worked in retail sales. Wilbern was a dentist. She died of cancer in Redlands, and is buried in Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, California. Iona and Wilbern had one child who did not survive.