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Stewart Families of Montgomery County, Indiana
(a work in process, errors are probable)


My interest is the family of Martha L Stewart who was born May 08, 1827 in Indiana, and who married Alexander Whiteley on August 24, 1847 in Montgomery County, Indiana. It was the search for Martha's parents which resulted in the impetus for this article. Martha was a daughter of Moses and Hannah Stewart, her name mentioned in a settlement of Moses' estate. Martha and Alexander lived in Jackson twp, Boone Co., Indiana, very close to many of the families listed immediately below. They moved to Tama County, Iowa in the early half of the 1860s, an area where other Stewart family members also located for a time. Martha (Stewart) Whiteley gives her parents birth place in Kentucky, so this article focuses on the Stewarts of the Montgomery County area who may have come from Kentucky to Indiana as early as the 1820s.

Family of Joseph and Charity Stewart
The first early Stewart family dealt with here was that of Charity Stewart who is listed at age (60-69) in the 1830 Montgomery County census. Her household included a male, age (20-29), another male, age (15-19), and a female aged (30-39). She disappears from the 1840 Montgomery County census, but there are indications from various records that she was Charity Smith who married Joseph Stewart on September 22, 1792 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

A note from the Stewart Clan Magazine (November 1951, Vol. XXIX), mentions that "Joseph Stewart, born about 1770 in Pennsylvania, married Sep. 22, 1792, Charity Smith in Bourbon (probably now Nicholas) county, KY. He bought Feb. 20, 1804, of Richard Young and wife Mary of Woodford county 81 acres of land on the waters of Indian creek in Nicholas county. He bought Mar. 9, 1814, of Alexander and John Brown 10 acres adjoining the land whereon he lived on the waters of Indian creek, adjoining Abraham Miller. There may have been some change in the boundary line between Nicholas and Harrison counties, for Joseph and his wife Charity were of Harrison county when they sold Sep. 19, 1825, to Abner Vanhook 93 acres of land on Indian creek in Harrison county, adjoining Miller's land. This family seems to have moved at this time to Montgomery county, Indiana. There is one child of Joseph and Charity named in a History of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in a biographical sketch of his grand-son Joseph Norris Stewart (born Apr. 15, 1829). This was John Stewart (born c. 1795) who married Mary Enlow on Mar. 24, 1818; John being a soldier in the war of 1812."

Joseph Stewart, of Harrison Co., Kentucky, purchased acreage in Township 19N, Range 3W of Montgomery Co., Indiana. The Original Entry Record Book indicate these transactions during October 1825, with land patents granted for the same lands in April 1826. It is shortly after this time that a probate is recorded for Joseph Stewart of Montgomery County, apparently leaving a widow Charity. Other early land reords in the same region of Montgomery County give a hint to some of the children of Joseph & Charity. Names mentioned include John, Joseph, Aaron, Moses, Allen and David Stewart, among others. Plotting some of the early 1820s and 1830s land patents for these Stewarts, who were centered in northern Walnut and southern Frankin townships (image at left), reveals a close proximity of their farm lands. Two early Montgomery County, Indiana deeds help to verify many of the children of Joseph and Charity, as well as the first names of their spouses.

A deed dated 5 Nov 1832 (Deed Book 3, p 219) mentions JOHN STEWART and POLLY his wife, JOSEPH STEWART and BETSY his wife, AARON STEWART and SARAH his wife, MOSES STEWART and HANNAH his wife, ISAAC STEWART and SALLY his wife, MARY STEWART, ALLEN STEWART, DAVID STEWART, to WILLIAM STEWART, NE Sec 25 Twp 19 Range 3, for $1250, Montgomery Co., Ind. adjoining Garret Wilson. Heirs of JOSEPH STEWART, dec'd. (note: land belonging to Joseph Stewart Sr.).

Another deed dated 28 Sept 1833 (Deed Book, 3 p 329) mentions WILLIAM STEWART, RHODA STEWART, JOSEPH STEWART, ELIZABETH STEWART, AARON STEWART, SARY STEWART, ALLEN STEWART, CATHERINE STEWART, POLLY STEWART, MOSES STEWART, HANNAH STEWART, ISAAC STEWART, SALLY STEWART, DAVID STEWART, MILLY STEWART, JOHN STEWART, MARY STEWART, all of Montgomery County, Indiana to John Cowan of Tippecanoe Co, Ann Cumberland, Frederick Moore, Harvey Applegate, Enoch Richardson all of Montgomery Co., Gabriel Trullinger of Fountain County. Polly Cowan, dec'd heirs of, Warren Co., Ohio., E NW Sec 35 Twp 19. (note: land belonging to Joseph Stewart of Harrison Co., Kentucky, per his 1826 land patent).

What seems apparent is the Stewart families mentioned above were children of Joseph and Charity (Smith) Stewart. Various Stewart familes are found living in subsequent decades not only in Franklin and Walnut townships of Montgomery County, but also across the border in neighboring Jackson and Jefferson townships in Boone County. The children of Joseph and Charity will be dealt with immediatley below.


The first of Joseph & Charity's children dealt with here is that of Moses Stewart, born June 10, 1804 in Kentucky and who died April 29, 1863 in or near Walnut township. Montgomery Co., Indiana. He is buried at Pisgah Cemetery in this township. Moses appears in the records with an April 23, 1829 Montgomery Co., Indiana land patent for 80 acres in the E of the SE quarter of Section 14, Township 18N, Range 3W. Moses shows up in the 1830 Montgomery Co. census with a household enumerated as (1-1-0-1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0-1-0-0). In the 1840 census for Franklin township Moses' household is enumerated as (1-0-1-1-0-1 1-2-1-0-1), and in 1850 Walnut township, Moses is listed at age 45, born in Kentucky, with wife Margaret (age 45,TN), and apparent children Charles T (20), Ann M (19), Mary C (16), James A (14), Elizabeth (10), Moses (8), John D (6), Joseph (4), Hannah (2), and Permelia (7/12) - all children born in Indiana.

A marriage record for Bourbon County, Kentucky, dated June 15, 1824, seems to indicate that Moses Stewart first married a Hannah Holly (Halley). The name Hannah is given in the obituary of James Allen Stewart (September 06, 1835 - February 21, 1923), who is noted to have been a "son of Moses and Hannah Stewart and [who] was born in Walnut township where he spent his entire life." James A. Stewart is noted in Moses' 1850 household, and James Allen Stewart is buried at Pisgah Cemetery. After the apparent death of Hannah, Moses Stewart remarried on June 18, 1838 in Montgomery Co., Indiana to Margaret Nicely. Moses and Margaret are listed together in both the 1850 and 1860 census records for Walnut township.

Moses died in 1863 and in his estate record [Volume 19, page 397] his eldest son William H Stewart is listed as administrator, and other children (heirs of legal age) are mentioned in administrative papers, including J.A. Stewart, Elizabeth Whiteley, Mary C Fulwider, ?Charles? Stewart, Martha L Whiteley, John Stewart, and Moses Stewart.. William H's family is found listed next to his father Moses in the 1860 census. From available records Moses Stewart's immediate family is constructed below:
Descendants of Moses Stewart

	1  	Moses Stewart	b: June 10, 1804 in Kentucky		d: April 29, 1863 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., IN
..		+Hannah Halley	b: Abt. 1800 in Kentucky	m: June 15, 1824 in Bourbon County, Kentucky	d: September 07, 1837 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN	(dau. of Thompson Halley and Hannah Talbott)
.........	2  	William H Stewart	b: May 23, 1825 in Kentucky		d: November 26, 1903 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: K of P Cemetery, Walnut twp, Mongomery Co., IN
.............		+Phebe T Morris	b: December 17, 1825 in Indiana	m: November 21, 1847 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: August 25, 1896 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: K of P Cemetery, Walnut twp, Mongomery Co., IN
.........	2  	Martha L Stewart	b: May 08, 1827 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: July 02, 1898 in Tama County, Iowa	Burial: Pleasant Hill, Howard Twp, Tama County, Iowa
.............		+Alexander Whiteley	b: May 10, 1825 in Kentucky	m: August 24, 1847 in Montgomery County, Indiana	d: December 14, 1891 in Tama County, Iowa	Burial: Pleasant Hill, Howard Twp, Tama County, Iowa
.........	2  	Hannah Stewart	b: January 16, 1828 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: February 11, 1838 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	Charles T Stewart	b: July 26, 1829 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: December 21, 1901 in Independence, Iowa	Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa
.............		+Mary Ann Sadler	b: January 22, 1833 in Indiana	m: December 13, 1855 in Tama Co, Iowa	d: December 18, 1888 in Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa	Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa
.........		*2nd Wife of Charles T Stewart:				
.............		+Melvina Caswell Johnston	b: Abt. 1841 in New York	m: September 04, 1892 in Toledo, Tama Co, Iowa		
.........	2  	Anna Maria (Polly) Stewart	b: April 15, 1831 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: November 04, 1860 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.............		+George B Stewart	b: Abt. 1827 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	m: January 30, 1853 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Bef. 1910 in Boone Co., Indiana	
.........	2  	Mary Catherine Stewart	b: September 20, 1833 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: August 24, 1917 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.............		+William Fullwider	b: October 24, 1828 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia	m: July 08, 1858 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: October 22, 1916 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Union twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	James Allen Stewart	b: September 06, 1835 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: February 21, 1923 in New Ross, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.............		+Matilda J Powell	b: March 20, 1840 in Kentucky	m: August 18, 1859 in Indiana?	d: October 11, 1920 in New Ross, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	infant son Stewart	b: May 11, 1837 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: May 11, 1837 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co, IN
		*2nd Wife of Moses Stewart:				
..		+Margaret Nicely	b: Abt. 1814 in Tennessee or Virginia	m: June 18, 1838 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Aft. 1870	
.........	2  	Elizabeth J Stewart	b: Abt. 1839 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.............		+Martin V Whitely	b: December 1840 in Boone Co., Indiana	m: Abt. 1860 in Indiana	d: December 23, 1920 in Boone Co., Indiana	
.........	2  	Moses Stewart	b: Abt. 1841 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: Aft. 1880	
.............		+Cyntha Workman	b: Abt. 1844 in Boone Co., Indiana	m: January 07, 1867 in Boone Co., Indiana	d: Aft. 1880	
.........	2  	John D Stewart	b: Abt. 1843 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.............		+Caroline Jennings	b: Abt. 1848 in Ohio	m: March 08, 1866 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: 1905	
.........	2  	Joseph Stewart	b: Abt. 1845 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Hannah Stewart	b: Abt. 1847 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Permelia Stewart	b: Abt. 1849 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Sarah E Stewart	b: 1852 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: 1937 in Palmyra, Otoe Co., Nebraska	Burial: Rosewood Cemetery, North Palmyra, Otoe CO., NE
.............		+Noah Shelley	b: 1846 in Indiana	m: August 19, 1869 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: 1920 in Palmyra, Otoe Co., Nebraska	Burial: Rosewood Cemetery, North Palmyra, Otoe CO., NE
.........	2  	Alexander Stewart	b: Abt. 1853 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Susan M Stewart	b: Abt. 1855 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: Aft. 1922	
.............		+Isaac Shelley	b: Abt. 1853 in Indiana	m: December 05, 1875 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Bef. 1919 in Boone Co., Indiana	
.........		*2nd Husband of Susan M Stewart:				
.............		+John Elder		m: August 02, 1919 in Boone Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	George N Stewart	b: Abt. 1856 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: Aft. 1880	
			

The next of Joseph & Charity's children dealt with here is that of John Stewart. In H.W. Beckwith's History of Montgomery County, IN, 1881, it mentions that in 1828 John, Moses and Joseph Stewart took out patents for land in the county. In the 1830 Montgomery County census, living near Joseph Stewart, John's household is enumerated as (1-2-0-1-0-1 0-2-0-0-0-1). Living near Moses Stewart in the 1840 census for Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN are John Stewart (age 40-49) with a large family including a female (age 40-49), 2 males (15-19), 1 male (10-14), 2 males (5-9), 1 male (<5), 1 female (15-19), 1 female (5-9), and 2 females (<5).

John Stewart appears to be the one who married Mary Enlow in Nicholas Co., Kentucky on March 24, 1818. Mary (September 09, 1798 - May 09, 1842) is buried at Old Salem Cemetery in Franklin township, and she is mentioned in the 1845 Montgomery Co., Indiana will of her father Jesse Enlow, citing "the part I intended to give to my daughter Mary Stewart, I give to her daughter Eleanor Stewart and her son Jesse Stewart." Left with a large family, John appears to have remarried to a Mary McGregg, their Montgomery Co., Indiana marriage recorded December 22, 1842. In the 1850 census for Brown township, Montgomery Co., Indiana, John's apparent household appears as John Stewart (56,KY), Mary (54,VA), William (16,IN), John J W (11,IN), Susan F McGrigg (17,IN), Samantha J White (22,KY), Jemima Stewart (14,IN). John and Mary also appear in Brown township in the 1860 census, and cemetery records for Freedom Cemetery in that township include the death of John Stewart on "July 14, 1862, at age 67y10m1d"; as well as the record of Mary Stewart, born November 15, 1795, died March 02, 1878, "age 82y3m17d, wife of John". The following is a possible descendant tree constructed below for John Stewart.
Descendants of John A Stewart

	1  	John A Stewart	b: September 13, 1794 in Kentucky		d: July 14, 1862 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Freedom Cemetery, Brown twp, Montgomery Co., IN
..		+Mary Enlow	b: September 09, 1798 in Bourbon (now Nicholas) Co., Kentucky	m: March 24, 1818 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky	d: May 09, 1842 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN	(dau. of Jesse Enlow and Eleanor Wilson)
.........	2  	Charity J Stewart	b: April 07, 1820 in Kentucky		d: August 23, 1836 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	Eleanor Susan Stewart	b: Abt. 1821 in Kentucky		d: Aft. 1880	
.............		+Charles McCrea	b: Abt. 1821 in Ohio	m: December 04, 1842 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Bet. 1890 - 1894 in of Jasper Co., Iowa	
.........	2  	Jesse Inlow Stewart		b: March 07, 1823 in Kentucky	d: March 26, 1898 in Douglas Co., Oregon	(his name is mentioned along with Eleanors in the 1845 will of Jesse Enlow, their grandfather)		
.............		+Eliza Jane Magill	b: December 19, 1824 in Kentucky	m: December 30, 1847 in Parke Co., Indiana	
.........	2  	Aaron S Stewart	b: Abt. Dec 1824 in Indiana			
.............		+Elizabeth A Peters	b: Abt. 1824 in Kentucky	m: November 01, 1849 in Parke Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	infant Stewart	b: Bet. 1826-1831 in Indiana	(an infant son of John & Mary is buried at Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN - no dates)
.........	2  	Joseph Norris Stewart	b: Abt. 1828 in Indiana	(note: Joseph farmed in Wayne twp, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana much of his life)
.............		+Elizabeth Kerr		b: Abt. 1823 in Ohio		m: November 22, 1864 in Warren Co., Indiana 
     		*2nd Wife of Joseph N Stewart:	
.............		+Susan Corkrey Britt	b: Abt. Sep 1845 in Mass.	m: November 18, 1902 in Fountain Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Mary A Stewart	b: Abt. July 1832 in Indiana	d: aft. 1900	(she was unmarried and living with brothers Joseph & Aaron in 1900)		
.........	2  	William M Stewart	b: Abt. 1834 in Indiana	d: aft 1880			
.............		+Harriet E Williamson	b: Abt. 1841 in Ohio	m: Abt. 1859		
.........	2  	Jemima Stewart	b: Abt. 1836 in Indiana		d: Bef. 1900 in Cowley Co., Kansas	
.............		+John N Simmons, Jr	b: Abt. 1823 in Indiana	m: November 14, 1854 in Boone Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	daughter Stewart	b: Bet. 1837 - 1838 in Indiana		(based on the 1840 census)	
.........	2  	John J W Stewart	b: Abt. 1839 in Indiana	(note: a John J Stewart of Montgomery Co., Indiana died 1863 in the Civil War)			
		*2nd Wife of John A Stewart:				
..		+Mary ?? McGregg	b: November 15, 1795 in Virginia	m: December 22, 1842 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: March 02, 1878 in Indiana	Burial: Freedom Cemetery, Brown twp, Montgomery Co., IN

Another of Joseph & Charity's children dealt with here is that of Joseph Stewart. Joseph is mentioned in connection with Moses and John, taking out a land patent about 1828. There are a number of land patents taken out in this time frame for the name Joseph Stewart, including one dated April 20, 1826 for a Joseph Stewart of Harrison Co., Kentucky. A number of other patents appear shortly after this date for land in Franklin and Walnut townships. In the 1830 census for Montgomery County is a family of Joseph Stewart (age 20-29), including a female (20-29), 1 female (<5), 2 males (5-9), and 1 male (<5). In 1840 Franklin township, the family of Joseph Stuart is enumerated as (0-1-1-2-0-0-1 1-1-1-0-0-1).

The 1850 mortality schedule tells us that a Joseph Stewart, age 47, born in Kentucky, died of Fever after 20 days, in District 76, Montgomery County, Indiana. In 1850 Franklin township, his surviving family appears as Elizabeth Stewart (age 47, born in KY), Sally A (22), Thomas (20), James L (18), Henrietta (15), Eliza (11), Aaron H (8), Elijah W (5), and Robert J (age 1) - all the children born in Indiana. The fact this is Joseph's family is confirmed in the Guardian's Docket of Montgomery County, Indiana dated April 16, 1853, which lists Elizabeth Stewart and children James L., Henerietta, Eliza J, Elijah, Aaron H, and Robert, minor heirs of Joseph Stewart, deceased.

From the above information Joseph appears to be the one who married Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilson on December 09, 1822 in Harrison Co., Kentucky. Elizabeth is buried at Old Salem Cemetery in Franklin township, her stone reading " Died July 24, 1883. age 79y9m19d, wife of Joseph". From available records, the following tree for Joseph and Elizabeth is constructed below.
Descendants of Joseph Stewart

	1  	Joseph Stewart	b: September 01, 1800 in Kentucky		d: May 03, 1848 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	
..		+Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilson	b: October 05, 1803 in Kentucky	m: December 09, 1822 in Harrison Co., Kentucky	d: July 24, 1883 in Clinton Co?, Indiana	Burial: Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	John Allen Stewart	b: April 13, 1823 in Harrison Co, Kentucky		d: May 10, 1884 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Darlington IOOF Cemetery, Montgomery Co., IN
.............		+Frances Lewis	b: December 05, 1825 in Ohio	m: November 01, 1844 in Boone Co., Indiana	d: December 09, 1903 in Indiana	Burial: Darlington IOOF Cemetery, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	William H Stewart	b: October 22, 1824 in Harrison Co., Kentucky		d: in Linn Co., Iowa?	
.............		+Mary C ??	b: Abt. 1850 in Indiana			
.........	2  	Sally Ann Stewart	b: September 02, 1827 in Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Thomas Scott Stewart	b: January 07, 1830 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: July 04, 1887 in Linn Co., Iowa	Burial: Oliphant Cem., Midway, Linn Co., Iowa
.............		+Martha Amelia Gott	b: October 13, 1833 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	m: November 22, 1855 in Iowa	d: July 04, 1887 in Linn Co., Iowa	Burial: Oliphant Cem., Midway, Linn Co., Iowa
.........	2  	James Lafayette Stewart	b: May 01, 1833 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: August 18, 1901 in Minneapolis, Minnesota	Burial: Lakewood Cem., Minneapolis
.............		+Catherine Cox	b: Abt. 1832 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	m: September 13, 1854 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Abt. 1919	
.........	2  	Mary Henrietta Stewart	b: December 22, 1834 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: 1920	
.............		+Francis M Betts		m: September 04, 1854 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	Eliza Jane Stewart	b: August 04, 1838 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: May 08, 1929	
.............		+James Carter	b: Abt. 1834	m: January 22, 1862 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	child Stewart	b: February 01, 1841 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: Bef. 1850					
.........	2  	Aaron Henry Stewart	b: May 05, 1843 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: October, 1902
.............		+Nancy Ann Spray	b: Abt. 1845 in Indiana	m: October 22, 1863 in Clinton Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Elijah Wesley Stewart	b: May 05, 1845 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: February 21, 1932 in Rock Rapids, Lyon Co., Iowa	Burial: Riverview Cem., Rock Rapids, Lyon Co., Iowa
.............		+Margaret Elizabeth Gott	b: April 03, 1849 in Center Point, Linn Co., Iowa	m: December 25, 1870 in Iowa	d: July 04, 1876 in Linn Co., Iowa	Burial: Oliphant Cem., Midway, Linn Co., Iowa
.........		*2nd Wife of Elijah Wesley Stewart:				
.............		+Rebecca Shaffer	b: Abt. 1857 in Iowa	m: September 20, 1877 in Iowa		
.........	2  	Robert W Stewart	b: October 27, 1848 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: August 02, 1929 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri	
.............		+Anna M Bosch	b: Abt. 1862 in Michigan	m: Abt. 1886	d: Aft. 1930	

The next of Joseph & Charity's children dealt with here was that of William Stewart. In the 1830 Montgomery County census a William Stewart and family are enumerated as (1-0-0-0-0-1 2-0-0-1). In the 1840 census for Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana William Stuart's family is enumerated: 0-1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0 1-1-1-2-0-1-0-0-0. For both of these censuses, William's near neighbor was Peter Lame. Peter Lame's neighbor in the 1850 Franklin township included the family of William Stewart (age 57, born in KY), Rhoda (44,KY), Nancy (25,IN), George (22), Mary (20), Daniel (15), Ann M? (11), Minerva (10), Samuel (7), Thomas (5) and James (3). The same family is also found in the 1860 Franklin township census.

The family above may be that of William Stewart who married Rhoda Burks on September 22, 1821 in Ripley Co., Indiana. The family is constructed from available Montgomery County, and neighboring Boone County, Indiana records as:
Descendants of William Stewart

	1  	William Stewart	b: Abt. 1793 in Kentucky		d: Abt. 1875 in Boone Co., Indiana	
..		+Rhoda Burks	b: Abt. 1806 in Kentucky	m: September 22, 1821 in Ripley Co., Indiana	d: July 20, 1895 in Jefferson twp, Boone Co., Indiana	
.........	2  	Charity Stewart	b: Abt. 1822 in Indiana			
.............		+[1] Samuel L Conn	b: Abt. 1821 in Indiana	m: February 25, 1843 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	Nancy Stewart	b: Abt. 1824 in Indiana			
.............		+[1] Samuel L Conn	b: Abt. 1821 in Indiana	m: December 09, 1852 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	Elizabeth Stewart	b: Abt. 1825 in Kentucky or Indiana		d: March 01, 1884	Burial: Shannondale Cem., Franklin Twp., Montgomery Co, IN
.............		+James T Roark	b: May 09, 1827 in Kentucky	m: January 18, 1848 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: January 16, 1900	Burial: Shannondale Cem., Franklin Twp., Montgomery Co, IN
.........	2  	George B Stewart	b: Abt. Dec 1827 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: Bet. 1900-1910 of Jackson, Boone Co.,  Indiana	
.............		+Polly Stewart	b: Abt. 1837 in Indiana	m: January 30, 1853 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Bet. 1870 - 1876 in Boone Co., Indiana	
.........		*2nd Wife of George B Stewart:				
.............		+Margaret Kernodle			m: June 13, 1877 in Boone Co., Indiana		
.........		*3rd Wife of George B Stewart:				
.............		+Lizzie McNally			m: January 16, 1896 in Boone Co., Indiana	
.........	2  	Mary E Stewart	b: March 1830 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana		d: March 11, 1910 in Ames, Story Co., Iowa	
.............		+Harrison Lame	b: September 08, 1840 in Boone Co., Indiana	m: September 10, 1862 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: October 21, 1907 in Ames, Story Co., Iowa	
.........	2  	Daniel W Stewart	b: Abt. 1833 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana			
.............		+Sarah E Goble	b: Abt. 1840 in Montgomery County, Indiana	m: May 07, 1857 in Montgomery County, Indiana		
.........	2  	Anna Maria Stewart	b: June 18, 1835 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana		d: May 14, 1907 in near Nevada, Story Co., Iowa	
.............		+Luke Clarence Davis	b: March 13, 1835 in Boone Co., Indiana	m: June 01, 1857 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana	d: December 28, 1911 in Grant twp, Story Co., Iowa	
.........	2  	Minerva Stewart	b: 1841 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana		d: 1895 in Montgomery County, Indiana	Burial: Shannondale Cem, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.............		+Jesse Riggins	b: October 26, 1833 in Indiana	m: March 15, 1860 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: 1916 in Montgomery County, Indiana	Burial: Shannondale Cem, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN
.........	2  	Samuel B Stewart	b: Abt. 1842 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana			
.............		+Arminta Cox		m: August 30, 1869 in Boone Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	Thomas F Stewart	b: Abt. 1844 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana
.............		+Francis (Fannie) Dean	m: September 28, 1871 in Boone Co., Indiana					
.........	2  	James M Stewart	b: Abt. 1846 in Franklin twp, Montgomery County, Indiana		
.............		+Permelia A Dean	m: December 23, 1875 in Boone Co., Indiana	

The next of Joseph & Charity's children dealt with here was that of Aaron S Stewart, who had a land patent dated 1/3/1832 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana. This land was near to that of John and Joseph Stewart in south Franklin township. He may be the Aaron Stewart in the 1830 Montgomery Co., Indiana census who was living by the families of John, Joseph, and William Stewart., and whose family is enumerated as Aaron Stewart (age 20-29), female (age 20-29), and two females (<5). He appears to be the Aaron who married Sally Brockman on June 28, 1827 in Montgomery County. Sally Stewart is mentioned in the will of her father Andrew Brockman, Andrew buried in 1837 at Shiloh Cemetery in Union township, Montgomery Co., Indiana. Sally apparently died in her thirties. Unfortunately, Aaron Stewart is not found in the 1840 census for Montgomery County, although there are indications he moved to Putnam County, Indiana, and had remarried about 1840. He is perhaps the Aaron S Stewart who died at age 53 on April 29, 1856, and who is buried at at old Greencastle Cemetery in neighboring Putnam County.
Descendants of Aaron S Stewart

	1  	Aaron S Stewart	b: July 04, 1802 in Kentucky		d: April 29, 1856 in Putnam County, Indiana	Burial: old Greencastle Cemetery, Putnam Co., Indiana
..		+Sarah (Sally) Brockman	b: in Virginia	m: June 28, 1827 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Abt. 1838 in Montgomery Co?, Indiana	(dau. of Andrew Brockman)	
.........	2  	daughter Stewart	b: Abt. 1828 in Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Permelia Stewart	b: Abt. 1829 in Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Sarah Stewart	b: Abt. 1831 in Indiana			
.........	2  	Henry Clay Stewart	b: Abt. 1833 in Indiana		d: September 27, 1845 in Putnam County, Indiana	Burial: old Greencastle Cemetery, Putnam Co., Indiana
.........	2  	Louisa H Stewart	b: December 19, 1834 in Indiana	d: February 23, 1851 in Putnam County, Indiana	Burial: old Greencastle Cemetery, Putnam Co., Indiana
.........	2  	Aaron S Stewart	b: Abt. 1838 in Indiana	d: 1881 in Douglass twp, Butler County, Kansas		
.............		+Sarah Elizabeth Wells	b: Abt. 1840 in Indiana		m: December 20, 1864 in Putnam Co., Indiana
		*2nd Wife of Aaron S Stewart:				
..		+Minerva H Cofer	b: September 17, 1806 in Kentucky	m: Abt. August 03, 1840 in Putnam Co., Indiana	d: April 01, 1899 in Kansas?	Burial: old Greencastle Cemetery, Putnam Co., Indiana
.........	2  	Joseph D Stewart	b: July 02, 1841 in Indiana	d: Aft. 1860		
.........	2  	Thomas William Stewart	b: July 02, 1841 in Indiana		d: June 06, 1911 in Stark twp, Hickory Co, Missouri	
.............		+Alice Ann Wells	b: Abt. 1844 in Indiana	m: January 13, 1863 in Putnam Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	Catherine M Stewart	b: November 05, 1842 in Putnam County, Indiana		d: August 16, 1843 in Putnam County, Indiana	Burial: old Greencastle Cemetery, Putnam Co., Indiana
.........	2  	Stephen McKendie Stewart	b: October 26, 1847 in Putnam County, Indiana	d: August 22, 1849 in Putnam County, Indiana	Burial: old Greencastle Cemetery, Putnam Co., Indiana
.........	2  	James A Stewart	b: Abt. 1848	d: Aft. 1880		

Another child family of Joseph & Charity was Isaac M Stewart, of Walnut township, Montgomery Co., Indiana. In 1840 Isaac's young family is enumerated as (1100010... 1100010...). In 1850 Walnut township the family appears as Isaac M Stewart ( age 44, born in KY), Sally (43,OH), Urias S (17, IN), Louisa J (16), Polly (13,IN), Nathan J (11), John E (10,IN), Elizabeth (8), Isaac N (6), Sally (5), Charity E (4), William R (8 1/2). Isaac appears to be the one who married Sally Ann Morgan on December 04, 1831 in Montgomery County, Indiana. Isaac and Sally's young daughter Charity is buried at Old Salem Cemetery in Franklin township. Isaac moved his family to Henderson County, Illinois before 1860, two of his sons serving and dying in Illinois Infantry Regiments during the Civil War. An Isaac M Stewart married an Elizabeth Stewart in Montgomery County on September 3 1863, perhaps this was the same Isaac.
Descendants of Isaac M Stewart

	1  	Isaac Munson Stewart	b: Abt. 1806 in Kentucky			d: Aft. 1860	
..		+Sally Ann Morgan	b: Abt. 1807 in Ohio	m: February 16, 1832 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Bet. 1852 - 1860 in Indiana or Illinois?	
.........	2  	Urias S Stewart	b: Abt. 1833 in Indiana			
.............		+Lucinda B Wingfield	b: Abt. 1838 in Indiana	m: February 28, 1856 in Henderson Co., Illinois		
.........	2  	Louisa J Stewart	b: Abt. 1834 in Indiana			d: Aft. 1915 in Nebraska	
.............		+William Saunders	b: Abt. 1833 in Alabama	m: Abt. 1876 in Missouri		
.........	2  	Polly Stewart		b: Abt. 1837 in Indiana	m: January 30, 1853 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: Bet. 1870 - 1876 in Boone Co., Indiana
.............		+George B Stewart	b: Abt. Dec 1827 in Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana		d: Bet. 1900-1910 of Jackson, Boone Co.,  Indiana		
.........	2  	Nathan James Stewart	b: Abt. 1839 in Indiana			d: September 29, 1864 in Brazos De Santiago, Texas	
.........	2  	John E Stewart	b: Abt. 1840 in Indiana			d: February 13, 1863 in Civil War	
.........	2  	Elizabeth Stewart	b: Abt. 1842 in Indiana			
.........	2  	Sally Stewart		b: Abt. 1844 in Indiana			
.........	2  	Isaac Newton Stewart	b: July 24, 1845 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: February 03, 1916 in Johnson Co., Nebraska	Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Johnson Co., Nebraska
.............		+Elizabeth Jane Johnson	b: July 30, 1851 in Putnam Co., Indiana	m: February 25, 1872 in Montrose, Henry Co. Missouri	d: January 15, 1925 in Nebraska or Kansas	Burial: Spring Creek Cemetery, Johnson Co., Nebraska
.........	2  	Charity Stewart	b: Abt. 1846 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: October 06, 1851 in Old Salem Cemetery, Franklin twp, Montgomery Co., IN	
.........	2  	William R Stewart	b: Abt. 1849 in Montgomery Co., Indiana			
.........	2  	Carrie Stewart	b: Abt. 1852 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	(note: parents Isaac & Sally Morgan are mentioned in her marriage record)
.............		+George Schamahorn			m: April 06, 1882 in Boone Co., Indiana		

Another son of Joseph & Charity included that of Allen G Stewart. His named is mentioned as an original land owner in Franklin township history. He had two land patents dated December 1832, and shortly after appears to have moved from the county. There is a hint that Allen moved back to Harrison Co., Kentucky for a time, then to Hamilton Co., Indiana, before reappearing as A. G. Stewart in the 1874 Montgomery County People's Guide, in Walnut township, which notes he originally settled in Montgomery County in 1825. Allen died in 1876 and is buried at Pisgah Cemetery. In the 1880 census for Walnut township, his family appears as widowed Catherine D Stewart (age 73, born in KY, born of VA parents), listed as mother-in-law in the HH of Gilbert (36, NC, of NC parents) and Mary E (45, IN, of KY parents) Gray. Members of this family, along with Allen Stewart (born about 1809 Kentucky), appear in the 1870 census for Hamilton County, Indiana. Both Allen G Stewart and his wife Catherine (Waits) Stewart are buried at Pisgah Cemetery in Walnut township.
Descendants of Allen G Stewart

	1  	Allen Gorden Stewart	b: September 15, 1807 in Kentucky		d: March 09, 1876 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut, Montgomery Co, Indiana
..		+Catharine D Waits	b: November 16, 1804 in Harrison Co., Kentucky		d: December 31, 1884 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut, Montgomery Co, Indiana	(dau. of John Waits and Mary McShane)
.........	2  	Mary Elizabeth Stewart	b: March 19, 1834 in Indiana		d: June 28, 1921 in Madison twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut, Montgomery Co, Indiana
.............		+Samuel H Gray	b: August 06, 1836 in North Carolina	m: January 29, 1867 in Hamilton Co., Indiana	d: October 23, 1874 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut, Montgomery Co, Indiana
.........		*2nd Husband of Mary Elizabeth Stewart:				
.............		+Gilbert Gray	b: February 22, 1844 in North Carolina	m: June 11, 1877 in Montgomery Co., Indiana	d: December 18, 1921 in Walnut twp, Montgomery Co., Indiana	Burial: K of P Cemetery, Walnut, Montgomery Co, Indiana
.........	2  	daughter Stewart	b: Bet. 1835 - 1840			

The last child of Joseph & Charity to be discussed was that of David Stewart, who had a land patent in Montgomery County in January 1831. He may be the David who married Milly Wilson on November 18, 1832 in Montgomery County. A David Stewart of Montgomery County is also cited with an 1834 land patent in neighboring Boone County. In 1840 Hendricksburg, Walnut township, Montgomery Co., Indiana is a household which includes David Stewart (age 20-29), a female (20-29), and a male (<5). By 1850 David seems to disappear from Montgomery County, although there is a hint that David and Milly may have moved to Brown Co., Illinois for a time. His later whereabouts is unknown (to his author).
Descendants of David Stewart

	1  	David Stewart	b: Abt. 1811 in Kentucky			
..		+Milly Wilson	b: Abt. 1813	m: November 18, 1832 in Montgomery Co., Indiana		
.........	2  	son Stewart	b: Bet. 1835 - 1840 in Montgomery Co., Indiana			


Further Stewart connections

Family of Charles and Sally Stewart
Another early family of the Mongomery County was that of Charles Stewart. Charles had married Sarah (Sally) B Maxwell on April 20, 1820 in Warren County, Kentucky. His family appears in the 1830 census for Montgomery County as Charles Stewart (age 30-39), female (30-39), 2 females (5-9), a female (<5), and a male (<5). In a guardians court record dated November 1, 1830, Charles Stuart is named acting guardian for Mary E Stuart, age 10; and Sarah J Stuart, age 8, who were heirs at law of James Maxwell. James Maxwell was the father of Sarah who left property for her children in his will.
Charles Stewart died in 1835 Montgomery County, as indicated in another guardian's court record date November 9, 1835. In that document the heirs of Charles Stewart, deceased, were placed under a Guardian named Dennis Ball. The children named in the document included Mary E (age 14), Sarah J (12), Anna Maria (7), James A (5), and Harriet (4). Other guardian's court records continue to mention the heirs of Charles Stewart, deceased, and in 1850 Wayne township, we find Sarah B Stewart (age 51, born in Viginia) living with her son James A.

Extended family of John and Mary Elizabeth Stewart
Yet another Stewart family connection in Montgomery County, Indiana included a few of the descendants of John Preston Stewart and Mary Elizabeth Bagley, who were married February 15, 1810 in Knox Co., Kentucky, and lived in nearby Hendricks County. This included John & Mary's daughter Susan and her husband Preston Pennington, who are buried at Ladoga Cemetery in Clark township. The Montgomery County connection also included some of the members of the family of John & Mary's son Hiram Bagley Stewart, who married Nancy Parks. The wife of Hiram & Nancy's son Moses Stewart, that is, Martha Susannah Davidson, is also buried at Ladoga Cemetery in Clark township. Most of Moses & Martha's children married in Montgomery County, and some lived and were also buried in Montgomery County, including William V., Bert, and Art Stewart. In addition, many of the children of Hiram & Nancy's son William Preston Stewart, were married in Montgomery County. William Preston's eldest son James P Stewart, and his wife Rosa M Douglass, are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Union township. Hiram & Nancy's daughter Elizabeth and her husband Spencer Riggle are buried at Ladoga Cemetery in Clark township.

Family of William and Susannah Stewart
Still another early Stewart family member in Montgomery County was William Stewart. William Stewart, from Kentucky, died August 28, 1838 in Mongomery County, at 32y8d, and he is buried in Finley Chapel Cemetery in Union township, along with his wife Susannah. Susannah (Susan) Stewart and her young family are found in the 1840 Union township census. A Guardian's Docket of November 17, 1843, mentions her as Susannah Stewart, and the heirs of William Stewart, deceased, are listed as John McKendree Stewart, age 16; Ann, age 15; Elizabeth M, age 13; Sarah C, age 8; and William M, age 5. Susan and her daughter Sarah are found in the 1850 Union township census. Susannah died January 26, 1857 at age 45. Two of the daughters appear to have married into the Oliver family.

Family of Samuel and Sally Stewart
Another early Stewart family member in Montgomery County was Samuel C Stewart. Samuel, born about 1804 in Pennsylvania, married Sally Scott on February 2, 1827 in Montgomery County, and his family is listed in the 1830 census. Samuel C. Stewart had land patents dated 6/6/1832 and 3/18/1837 in Franklin township. By 1840 his family seems to disappear from Montgomery County. The are indications that Samuel moved his family to Iowa for a time, and he and Sally are later found in California.

Family of Matthew and Eliza Stewart
Another early Stewart conection in Montgomery County was Matthew Stewart. Matthew, born about 1809 in Pennsylvania. appears to have married Eliza Potts on September 29, 1832 in Montgomery County. Their family is found farming across the border in Tippecanoe County in 1840 and 1850, before being found living in Union township, Montgomery County according to the 1860 census. The family appears to have relocated to Laclede Co., Missouri where Eliza and her two sons James J. and William E. were found in 1870. In 1880, brothers James and William Stewart were listed together in Franklin, Laclede Co., Missouri.

This article scratches the surface of various Stewart families with connections to Montgomery County, Indiana. There is more to be shared and discussed.



Article compiled by Dennis Walsh, July 2004 (with a lot of help).