Descendants of John Earles
1 John Earles d: Abt. 1835 in Decatur Co., IN
.. +Elizabeth d: in Decatur Co., IN
........ 2 Anne Earles b: Abt. 1829
........ 2 James D. Earles b: Abt. 1833 in IN d: March 01, 1881 in Vermillion Co., IN
............ +Mary Jane Harding b: Abt. 1840 in OH d: September 29, 1913 in Newport, Vermillion Co., IN m: September 10, 1857 in Decatur Co., IN Father: Providence HARDING Mother: Sarah Ann JOHNSON
................... 3 Alice Earles b: Abt. 1858
................... 3 William T. Earles b: Abt. 1861 in IN
....................... +Lillia A. b: Abt. 1874 in OH
............................. 4 Harold O. Earles b: Abt. 1895 in OH
............................. 4 Homer L. Earles b: Abt. 1898 in IN
................................. +Lucile b: Abt. 1901 in IN
........................................ 5 Rex Earles b: Abt. 1923
........................................ 5 Ruth Earles b: Abt. 1925
........................................ 5 Anna B. Earles b: Abt. 1929
............................. 4 Lucila Earles b: Abt. 1907 in IN
................... 3 John W. Earles b: Abt. 1863
................... 3 Lewis Walter Earles b: August 16, 1870 in IN
....................... +Emma Smith m: December 11, 1892 in Vermillion Co., IN
........ 2 John Earles b: Abt. 1840
Mary Jane Harding who married James Earles is my interest in this family.
I've not continued research beyond what is here, but I do have notes you might be interested in.
!1860 James W. Earls was on the 1900 IN, Deactur Co, Salt Creek Twp. federal census, page 645,living with his wife Mary Jane Harding, between the Harding families.They had no children.
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Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes Allegiance
Earls JamesD 123 Indiana Infantry. Sergeant Sergeant Earles James
NameRelation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James D. EARLESSelfMMaleW45INFarmer------
Mary J. EARLESWifeMFemaleW42OHKeeping House------
Alice EARLESDauSFemaleW22INAt HomeINOH
Wm. T. EARLESSonSMaleW19INFarm LaborerINOH
John W. EARLESSonSMaleW17INFarm LaborerINOH
Fred HUTCHINSONOtherSMaleW22CANDay LaborerSCOTSCOT
Ves. BOURNEOtherSMaleW25ILDay LaborerININ
Census Place Vermillion, Vermillion, Indiana
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Probate Order Book B, page 482:
Elizabeth Earls appointed administratrix of the estate of John Earls deceased with Adnrew Robinson, Jr., as her
security.December 3, 1835.
Probate Order Book B, page 503:
An inventory of the personal property of John Earls deceased was filed in court appraised by Christopher Welch
and Abraham R. Derry and includled some books and some house and farm items.A list of personal property
retained by the widow was also listed and a sale bill for the remainder.Abishai Stubb was clerk at the sale.
February 19, 1836.(eight children not named)
Probate Order Book C, page 32:
Elizabeth Earles [sic] administratrix of the estate of John Earles (sic) deceased reported that she had sold a
dark bay colt belonging to the estate to Hosea Alley which came into her hands after the sale of the personal
property.She also made final settlement of this estate with the residue going to her and the eight children, not
here named.February 13, 1837.
Widow's pension notes.
Vermillion County, Indiana
Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive Volume I Letters A - Z Inclusive.
W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office: Newport. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938
Name: Mary Earles
Spouse: Gilbert Mack
Marriage Date: 28 Mar 1889
Date: 28 Mar 1889
Original Source Page: 276
Pension records copied.Widow's certificate number 244856.Enlisted 26 Feb. 1864, mustered 3 March 1864, discharged 25 Aug. 1865, declaration filed, 20 Nov. 1877.
Remarried Gilbert L. Mack in Vermillion Co., IN
NARA document.Sugeon General's Office, Record and Pension Division, 8 Nov. 1878.Listed James Earles, private, Co. "I," 123 Ind. was admitted to Gen'l Hospital No. 3, Lookout Mts. near Chattenooga, Tenn.2 July 1864 with "general debility" and transfrerred 11 Aug. 1864.Admitted to G. H. numbr 2, Nashville, Tenn, 13 Aug. 1864 as James D. Earles, with "Remittant Fever" and transferred to 2 Batt. & Inv. Co.... 7 Sep. 1864 because of "parital deafness."J. M. Woodward, Surgeon, US Army.
19 Nov. 1879.Deposition from George P. Chambers.Decatur, IN, who served with James Earles.Testified to James's deteriorating health while in army.Cause was rheumatism.
25 Nov. 1879, Wintersville, Decatur, IN.Deposition of Thomas Maple. James contacted rheumatism in Charleston, Tennessee.Hard marching, exposure and hardships.He testified he knew this of his own knowledge.
War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, DC 11 Aug. 1881.Confirmation of service of Thomas Maple and George P. Chambers.
Unreadable date.Physician's affidative. Military doctor, D. B. Dutton testified that he had treated James Earles in Nashville, TN for debilitating rheumatism.
NARA document, unreadable date.
Summation of deceased James Earles' pension.$6 monthly beginnin 26 Aug. 1865.$18 until 27 Aug. 1880.Died 1 March 1881.Rheumatism and resultant disease of heart.
8 Aug. 1885, depostition from Martha E. Middlebrook, Hillsdale, Vermillion Co., IN and Frances A. Middlebrook.Named Lewis as a minor son and that his middle name was Walter and that he was born 16 Aug. 1870
29 Oct. 1880.Gives his physical description. Height 4 foot 11 1/2 inches.Weight, 145 pounds.Complexion dark, age 45, pulse 106, respiration 22.Permanetly disabled by rheumatism.Surgeonreported he looked haggard, anxious, unsteady gaze, dragging left foot.Pain in lower extremeties.John S. Darke, Examining surgeon.
12 Dec. 1885, letter in reply to widow's pesion and application by Dr. E. Mack.Needed earlier medical records to prove claim.At that time, Mary Jane EAlres lived in Summit Grove, Vermillion Co., IN.
31 Dec. 1885.Statement from Mary Jane.Lived in IL for first 4 and 1/2 years after the war ended.
26 Dec. 1885, Highland, IN, deposition of Marcus Harding, brother to Mary Jane.Testified to the poor physical condition James D. Earles was in after the civil war.Second deposition stated he neglected to tell what James's cause of bad health and said it was because of severe rheumatism.
24 May 1886.Depostion from brother, Marcus Harding.He also lived in Hillsdale, Vermillion C., IN.
Testified James was unable to perform much more than 1/3 of a man's work.Severe rheumatism and pain all over but particularly in his limbs.Seemed to have inflamation from rheumatism.Stated he had been married "6 years next July" and James died the following March.The clerk reported Marcus Harding's reputation is good.
12 Feb. 1885.Physicians affidavit.Mordecai B. Mobley.Wintersville, Decautr Co.Treated James Earles from winter of 1864, January or February, while he was on on furlough and he sent a certificate to his commanding officer to have his furlough extended because of rheumatism.Soldier was a healthy man of good appearance when he enlisted, but became more disabled.He stated that soldier was a sober quiet man.
Document inquiring of Dr. Modecai B. Mobley of his treatment of James Earles.
NARA document, 11 Dec. 1888, Rejection of claims because pneumonia was not service related ailment.
NARA document.Marriage license and certificate for Gilbert L. Mack and Mary J. Earles.
Vermillion Co., IN, 28 March 1889.Thos. C. Davis signed the marriage certificate
22 Oct. 1889.Cornelius S. Davis, Newport, Vermillion Co., IN.Testified for widow, Mary J. Mack.
15 Oct. 1889.Depostition from B. F. Aldridge, 58 years old, resident of Dana, Vermillion Co., IN.Testified to James's poor health.
NARA document, Sworn beforeClerk of the Circuit Court, Decatur Co., IN giving their marriage date.They were married 10 Sep. 1857.He was in Co. *, 123 IN Vol. Infantry.Pensioned for rheumatism.Cause of death was "lung trouble." Died 1 March 1881 at home.Robert Ward was the JP that officiated.
Married to Gilbert L. Mack, 28 March 1889.Lewis Earles, age 14, was named as a dependent child..
Samuel B. Davis and Sarah A. Southward gave the deposition.
Copy of the marriage license and marriage.R. S. Ward was the JP.The marriage certificate was filed 10 Sep. 1857, Decatur Co., IN.
22 Jan. 1902.Erastus Mack deposition on Gilbert L. Mack.Stated Gilbert had never been in the military. Dr. Erastus Mack was 74 years old on this date and lived in Hillsdale, Vermillion Co., IN.Knew Gilbert L. Mack intimately and was a neighbor for 36 years.Gave his deatrh as 26 Jan. 1897.
State of Indiana, State Board of Health, Indianapolis, Jan. 24, 1902.Mrs. Jennie Mack, Hillsdale, Ind. Letter."In reply to yours of the 21st, will say that this office has no record of the death of Gilbert L. Mack.The records here begin with Nov. 1st, 1899, and we have nothing prior to that date."
NARA document, Record and Pension Office, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions.Dated 19 May 1902.Stated James Earles, age 28 years, Co. I, 123 Indiana Infantry.Enrolled 30 April, 1864.
15 Jan. 1902.Depostition by brother Mark Harding and Samuel S. Fleming, Hillsdale, Vermillion Co., IN.
Gave death date for Gilbert L. Mack.
NARA document, State of Indiana, County of Vermillion, IN, depositions by clerks that Mary J. Mack had about 1300 dollars worth in real estate.In chattle she had property valued at 174 dollars.The condition of the real estate was not as such to support her.Further testified that her wages from her daily labor could not support her.
NARA, return of check by postmaster for Mary J. Mack, 4 Nov. 1913.Stated she had died 29 Sep. 1913, Newport, IN.
NARA document.Dropped from Rolls because of death, 29 Sept. 1913.Certificate number 272644.
She had been receiving 12 dollars a month.
Descendants of Gilbert L. Mack
1 Gilbert L. Mack b: Abt. 1850 d: January 26, 1897 in Hillman, Vermillion Co., IN
.. +Mary Jane Harding b: Abt. 1840 in OH d: September 29, 1913 in Newport, Vermillion Co., IN m: March 28, 1889 in Vermillion Co., IN Father: Providence HARDING Mother: Sarah Ann JOHNSON
I would like to find current "cuzzies," descendants of James and Mary Jane Harding Earles.