Monday, January 18, 2010

Madness Monday - January 18, 2010

Joseph Eve, born 11 January 1829, France, immigrated to this country before 1858. He died 08 January 1892 in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. His wife Annette [maiden name unknown] was born 12 Feb. 1840 in Indiana. She died 01 May 1870. The couple are buried at S. Mary of the Knob’s Cemetery, in Floyds Knobs, Floyd County, Indiana.

They are my great-great-grandparents.

To date, the only records I have been able to locate, with any uncertainty for this couple, is the 1860 and 1870 Census. His tombstone is recorded on Find-A-Grave. My hope is to make a trip there in the next year or so and actually get to photograph the grave, and do a little research in Floyd County. [I have maternal aunts and an uncle along with many cousins, who live nearby, so it will make a great family reunion trip as well!]

I know from the 1860,1870 and 1880 Census that Joseph was a farmer. And the couple had at least these children: Nicholas, Lawrence, Alfred, Charles and Adaline.

[Joseph married Adaline DuBois 24 Oct 1871, eighteen months after the death of Annette.]

Joseph's daughter, Adaline, was my great-grandmother. Born 11 Feb 1867, she died just one day shy of a full year before I was born. 5 Nov 1958. She is buried in the Edwardsville Cemetery, Georgetown, Floyd County, Indiana.

Adaline married Francis Isidore Banet [15 Aug 1863 – Apr 1945] on 31 Oct 1893 in Floyd County. The couple had eight children: Robert, Arthur, Charles, Augustin, Francis, Clarence, Irene and Lorene. Irene was my grandmother.

Born on 24 May 1906 in Floyd County, Irene died on 08 Aug 1989 in Gap Mills, Monroe County, West Virginia, where she’d gone to live with her youngest daughter, my mother, following the death of her husband, Henry Condar Dreher, Jr. [31 Dec 1902-17 May 1977]. Henry and Irene were married on 12 Dec 1923 in Indiana. They had five children: Ethel, Arthur, Marion, Billy and Lois. Lois is my mother.

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