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Bone/Small/Miller/Wilder
Posted by: Linda Date: December 25, 2001 at 21:52:38
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This is just an update from previous information. I thought I would post a some of the information that I have found since my original posts.

John Bone married Artimesa (Artie) Small 11/9/1836 in Warrick County IN. The only other bone I could find in the area at that time was a Tuphena Bone who married Charles Little in 1838 in Warrick County IN.
John Bone can be found on the Pike County IN census in 1840 living with 2 males under age 5 and one female age 20-29. (He was between ages 20-29). He was not listed in the 1850 cencus however his wife Artimesa Bone was listed in Warrick County at age 38 with her two sons William age 13 and John age 11. A biographical sketch later found on William explains that his father died of Cholera May 16, 1849 in Helena, Arkansas. In 1860 John Bone age 22 is listed with his wife Rhoda age 19 and his mother Artamecia age 49. And William Bone is listed as age 23 (constable) with his wife Abathia age 19. Both were loving in Owen Township Warrick County IN. IN 1870 John C. Bone age 35, farmer is listed living with his wife Rhoda age 25 and Chas H age 5, Cordelia age 6, and Cornelius W. age 4. Also his brother William H Bone is listed in Owen Township Warrick County IN with his wife Alpha F age 29, John J age 7, and Susan M age 5.
The biographical sketch I previously mentioned regarding William Henry Bone details how his parents came to IN when he was a small child. (They actually married in Warrick County, IN so perhaps both William and John C were born out of wedlock ???) That his father died when he was 11 years old leaving him to take care of his family. That he went on to become one of the largest tobacco farmers in the area.. That he was town constable for a number of years... that he taught school for a while and that he began out working in a general merchandise store. It explains that he married Abphia Burris Carnahan (she had been married once before to John Carnahan). After she died in January, 1881 he remarried Sarah Bell in April of the same year). He had 9 children between the two marriages. At least three of these children died in infancy. His mother, "Artie", died in 1866. His children with Abphia were William b. 1860, John J. b. 1863, Susan M b. 1865, Etta b. 1868, Isham b. 1871, Lula b. 1873, Ida b. 1877, Lillie b. 1879. William's child with Sarah was Pearley b. 1882.
His brother John Cornelius Bone married Rhoda Agnes Miller. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Tiger (spelling could be Tyger or Tygert ??) and Jacob Miller. Rhoda and John C. had 11 children. He was a farmer per census records. Their children were Infant daughter Bone b. 1861, Charles Henry b. 1862, Caroline Cordelia b.1864, William Cornelius b. 1868, John Jacob b. 1870, James Hayden b. 1872, Joseph Franklin b. 1875, Cora Elizabeth b. 1879, Sarah Alice b. 1882, Eddie b. 1885, & Mary Rebecca b. 1886. John Cornelius Bone's son William Cornelius Bone married Olive Jane Wilder in Warrick County IN in 1896. Olive Wilder was the daughter of Benjamin Wilder and Sarah Bailey. I am a direct descendant of this line. William and Olive had 10 children, there son named John Lemay Bone was my grandfather. He died in 1991 at the age of 86.
I have found very little regarding John Bone (Sr.) and Artimesa's origins. I can not locate parent information for either of them although many of the records point that they were originally from KY. There has been a lot of research done on the Bone line and there is a book published regarding the Bone's of America. What is know that there were three John Bone's that started out from VA lived for a period of years in NC and then migrated around the 1770's to KY. These three John Bone's are often confused with one another and all three were related. Two cousins and an uncle. One of the John's is the John Bone who was a revolutionary soldier theat lived out the remainder of his life in Muhlenberg County KY. Which brings me back to my original statment about the only other Bone that could be located in Warrick County when John and Artie married there in 1836. Tuphena Bone who married Charles Little. Charles Little can be found living in Pike County IN in 1850 with his wife Fraphina (probably mispelled). He was an 80 year old MEC minister & she was 57 years of age. That would have put her born around the year 1793. That means also that when she married in 1838 she would have been around 45 years old. More than likely this was not her first marriage. The census also indicates he was from SC and she was from KY. Interestingly there was a marriage of a Cornelius Bone in Muhlenberg County KY when I was researching my John Bone's that caught my attention. He married a Triphenia Reeve in 1810. Triphenia can be found on the census records living near John Bone (revolutionary soldier)in 1820 and in 1830 but she is no longer there in 1840. There is no mention of Cornelius Bone in Muhlenburg County after he goes off to fight in the battle of New Orleans in the year 1815. Could it be possible that Cornelius Bone married Triphenia Reeve.. went to war and never returned? (I think so) Would this have allowed enough time for her to have had a son?
(Again, I think so) Could she have moved to Warrick County and remarried years later? All of the pieces of this puzzle seem to fit but the problem is that it is all speculation. I am hoping to find someone that could provide a key piece of information that would prove or disprove this theory. One other thing... It seems a number of Bone's moved to TX around the year 1850 which could explain why John Bone (Sr.) would have been in HElena Ark at the time of his death. If anyone out there is researching any of this line or knows anything about any of this please e-mail me at L1961G@sigecom.net


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