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Re: Laffoons of Newton co., In. & Laffoon/Vandeventer of Greene co., In.
Posted by: Judith Burns (ID *****3649) Date: October 01, 2009 at 00:29:39
In Reply to: Re: Laffoons of Newton co., In. & Laffoon/Vandeventer of Greene co., In. by Stephanie Laffoon Moore of 561

I do not have any Civil War papers on Wm. Mark - here is what I have from Wm.Mark down and more - ASbsolom Vandevetner died in a SHingle mill explosion ar horric death -

I have manuscript of his descendants down today

Second Generation

       Absolom and Susanna (Coghill) Vandeventer
1 Nancy Ann Vandeventer m. 18 Aug. 1862 Greene co., In. [Bk. G pg. 243] William Mark “Billy” Laffoon b. 31 Aug. 1842 Greene co., In d. 11 Oct 1911 Brook, Newton, In. [Bk. C-15 pg. 9] also given as 11 Oct 1900 in Kentland, Newton Co,IN bur. prob Riverside Cemetery Newton co., In.or Newton Cemetery, Kentland, Newton, In. Tyre Rabun and Elizabeth (McIntosh) Laffoon. She died 26 May 1895/6 Kentland, Newton, Indiana.

There is a Civil War Monument City Park Brook Iroquois Township, Newton Co,IN. William Laffoon is the sixth name. 25th regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Detached for temporary duty with a Massachussetts Regiment, New Berne, North Carolina. Army of West Commanded by General William Tecumseh Sherman 4 October 1864 17 July 1865

Their Children:
       9 Mary Ellen Elizabeth “Ella” Laffoon b. 27 Jun. 1863 Greene co., In. m 1) 22 Dec. 1881 Ebenezer Kerr; m 2) 10 Dec. 1884 Newton co.,In. [M. Lic. Bk. 20 pg. 51, Bk. 2 pg. 242,Bk. 1 pg. 136] Daniel J. Crown
       10*William Sherman Laffoon b. 2 Dec. 1865 Worthington, Greene, In.
       11* Absolum Laffoon b. 21 Jan. 1867 Worthington, Greene, In.       
12 Susanna M./Suzie “Sudie” Laffoon b. 16 Mar. 1869 Greene co., In.; m. 19 Jan. 1893 Newton co., In. [Bk. 20 pg. 225, Bk. 3 pg. 150]Dock Smith b. Jan 1870 in Anderson co,Tn d. 16 Aug 1966 Kemington, Jasper, In. buried Apr 1966 Sheldon Cem,Iroquois Co,IL s/o Edward and Malinda (Brown); d. 3 Jul. 1960 Iroquois, Iroquois, IL ried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Kentland, Newton, In
       13 Anthony Perry/Pary Laffoon b. 27 Jul. 1877 Greene co., In.; m. 1898 Mariah J. (__) Fed/Fred b. Jan. 1863 Il.; d. 8 Dec 1907 in Kentland, Newton, IN
       14* Winfield Reuben “Win” Laffoon b. 24 Aug. 1880 Greene co., In.
       15* Ida Madge Laffoon b. 11 Sep. 1884 Indiana
       16* Paulina Leora “Plinnia” Laffoon b. 27 Jul. 1877 Greene co., In

He cannot be accounted for in the 1860 Greene co. Census on his own or under his father’s family. In. 1900 they are found in Iroquois Twp., Newton co., In. he was then a pensioner and rented his home.

1870 Highland twp. Greene co., In.M593-318 pg. 340 192/192Laffoon, William 27 In. farmer 800/300 Nancy Ann 29 Ky. Ellen E.        6 In. William S. 4 In.        Susanna        1 In.        1880 Greene co. CensusLaffoon, William Mark 36 Nancy        36        Mary E.        16        William S. 14        Susanna        11         Anthony P. 5        Pauline L 3
1890 destroyed by fire       
1910 Iroquoiss twp.Newton co., In.T624-344 pg. 196 45/45Laffoon, Mariah J. In. wd 4/4       

10 William Sherman “Zippy” Laffoon m. 26 Nov. 1893 Newton co., In. [M. Lic. Bk. 20 pg. 247, Bk. 3 pg. 181] Catherine Rebecca “Kate” Wilson b. abt. 1876 Il. . He d. 23 Apr. 1940 Brook, Newton, In. buried Apr 1940 Mt Lion Cem,Kentland, Newton Co,IN
Their children b. Newton co., In:
       *Pearl May Laffoon b. 23 Jan 1895 in Iroquois,Iroquois,Il
*Nancy Ellen Laffoon b. 10 Dec 1896 in Kentland,Newton,In [Bk. C-3 pg. 5]
       *William Edward Laffoon b. 12 Dec 1898 in Kentland,Newton,In
       Edgar Laffoon b. 12 Dec 1898 in Kentland,Newton,In. d. 1901
       *Harry Daniel Laffoon b. 26 Jul 1901 in Iroquois,Iroquois,IL
       *Paul Eugene Laffon b. 7 Jan. 1903 Kentland,Newton,In.[Bk. C-6 pg. 18] d
       *James Wilson Laffoon b. 12 Nov 1905 in Iroquois,Iroquois Co,
*Dorotha Margaret Larroon b. b. 6 Jan 1909 in Watseka,Iroquois Co,IL
Delorse Greeta Laffoon b. c. 1912 Il.
       Sherman Winfield Laffoon ? (son) b . 5 Feb. 1920 [Bk. C-14 pg. 39]

       1910 Concord twp. Irogouis co. Il.T624-292 pg. 7 171/172Laffoon, Sherman 44 In. M1/16 Labor welding Catherine 34 Il. M1/16 8/7 Pearl 15 In. dau. _af_cy 15 In. dau. Edward 11 In. son Harry 8 Il son Paul 7 In. son James 4 In. son Dorotha 13/12 Il dau
1920 Poor Asylum Washington Twp. Newton co., In. T625-449 pg. 281 40/40Laffoon, Sherman 55 In. Catherine 45 In. Harry 18 Il. Paul 17 In. James 14 Il. Dorothy 11 Il Delorose 8 Il.       

James Wilson Laffoon b. 12 Nov 1905 in Iroquois,Iroquois,Il. d. 3 Feb 1945 In. m.8 DEC 1923 Gertrude Ellen Henderson b. 10 Jul 1902 d. May 1980 in Brook, Newton In Their children
*Gerald Eugene Laffoon b. 23 Jun 1931 In. John Robert Laffoon
Richard Glen Laffoon
Bernard Wayne Laffoon
Kenneth Rex Laffoon
Janet Opal Laffoon
Larry Norman Laffoon

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