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marilynconlon (View posts)
Posted: 25 Mar 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2001 4:36PM GMT

Looking for family of Jeremiah RANEY, b. about 1760 Martin Co, IN and his sons and daughters. My grandparents, Homer Thomas and Mary Dot (MCCORD) RANEY b.1883 were from Daviess Co, IN. His parents were John Allen and Martha Jane (JOHNSON) RANEY b.1848. They had 11 children and would like to hear from their decendents. His parents, Col.James Virgil and Mary Helen (HOLLAND) RANEY was the son of Jeremiah. Homer's brother was John Russel and Leona (CLARK) RANEY.Also from Daviess Co are James and Ellen (STOKES) SAUSE and his son Michael and Mgt.(DOWNEY) SAUSE and his son Matthew Marcellus and Mary Mgt (BRADLEY) SAUSE. James Virgil and Bridget (MALLOY) RANEY had a daughter Frances M (RANEY) L'ECUYER.s M (RANEY) L'ECUYER.


megrayson (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jun 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 4:11PM GMT
We have a ANN LOUISA RANEY married to a LLOYD WEDDING. Their daughter, SUSSANNAH WEDDING b. 23 Dec 1817 in Nelson, KY and d. 4 Apr 1899 in Daviess County, IN, married ALVA CLARK b. 27 Dec 1814 in Hamilton, OH, d. 18 Jan 1901 in Daviess Co., OH. ALVA was the son of JAMES H. CLARK and CINDERLLA DAVIS. Any connections?

Alva Clark

momstravel (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jul 2001 1:52AM GMT
Surnames: Clark
I have a death certificate for alva from Daviess County that show his parents to be Augustin Clark and Felia Nelson.
Your dates and facts all match mine. Please contact so we can exchange info.

Re: Alva Clark

fredallman17 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Mar 2010 1:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Just saw your info on Alvah Clark, son of Augustin Clark.we are researching the Clark family, do you have info as to father of Augustin (1789-1879) I show James Cark, also is there some way I can get copy of death certificate? appreciate any help on family that you have. we have info on Louisa Chark Shaurm to present. thanks.

Re: Alva Clark

denisebiersmith (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jul 2010 6:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandmother is Bridget Frances Malloy and great-grandfather is James Virgil Malloy. My cousin did some research on this side of our family and created a book for each of us. I'd be happy to share any info I have with this branch of the Raney family.

Re: Alva Clark

MarilynGappa (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jul 2010 4:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Raney, Johnson, Malloy, Toy
Hi Denise
Do you mean James Virgil Raney?
His parents, John Raney and Martha Johnson were my great grandparents. James Virgil Raney younger brother Homer Thomas Raney was my grandfather. Have some info on the Raney's from Martin and Daviess Co, IN, if you would like any of that. There were 11 in that family. Would like to learn more about them. There were many tragedies in that family.

James Virgil Raney b. 20 Jan 1878 Martin Co. d. Nov 1958 in Indianapolis. buried St Johns Cem. Loogootee, IN, m. Bridget Frances (Malloy) b. 2 Oct 1977 m. 11-7-1900 St. Patrick, Corning, Daviess Co, IN d.5-5-1965 d. Indianapolis, buried St. Johns Cemetery. (dau of Patrick Malloy and Ellen (Toy)
looking forward to corresponding,
Marilyn Gappa

Re: Alva Clark

denisebiersmith1 (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jul 2010 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Marilyn,

You are right! Typo on my part. I would love to know more about that side of the family and so would my mother. Here's what I do know:

Bridget and James V. married and had 4 children. The oldest, Mary Frances (1903), was my mother's mother. She went by Frances. She had younger brothers Robert (1908), Charles (1910) and John (1915). I knew my great-uncle Charlie when I was a kid. He lived alone, don't know if he was ever married. He would write my mother long letters full of his medical ailments. I never knew Bob or John, but I do know that Bob was married to Lois B. Holt and we would visit her whenever we were in Indiana. Bob passed away in 1963. John was a tragedy. As a teenager he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was hospi9talized for the rest of his life. He died in 1975 at the age of 60.

My grandmother met my grandfather when he was in medical school. His roommate, Martin Strange, took him to his hometown, Loogootee, IN and introduced them one summer during their school break. Frances and Martin knew each other because they had played in a dance band together.

When my grandfather, Lynn L'Ecuyer finished medical school they married and moved back to Kansas where he was from. The small town of Greenleaf offered to buy them a home if he would set up his practice there. That is where my mother (Sharon L'Ecuyer) was raised. She moved to Kansas City to go to nursing school and met my father (James Biersmith)there. They remained in Kansas City and raised me and my 4 siblings there.

I currently live in Houston. I would really enjoy filling in more holes of our family history. My cousin spent a few months traveling around the US and Canada tracing both sides of my mother's family, but found more information about the L'Ecuyers - I think because there were still several living from the older generations.

I can be reached either by e-mail: or by phone: 281-309-0302 if you'd like to swap any stories. Thank you for contacting me!

Denise Biersmith

Re: Alva Clark

INJohns (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jul 2010 5:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clark, Wedding, Cassady, Brothers, Dunbar
would like to have any information on Louisa Clark and William Sharum.

You can contact me at

Re: Alva Clark

MarilynGappa (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 3:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Raney, McCord, Sause
Hi Denise, I'm on a trip with family. Will write more when I'm home. Have lots of Raney cousins in Houston. Our Grandpa Homer Thomas Raney and Grandma Mary Dot (McCord) were both born in Martin or Davies County, IN, and married in DCI in 1906. After their first child was born they moved west to Kansas City. They had 11 children. Five of Moms siblings moved to Houston starting over 60 years ago. I travel there every year for a Raney reunion. More soon
Marilyn (Sause) Gappa

The Sause's were from Daviess Co, IN and also were in KC by 1910.

Re: Alva Clark

MarilynGappa (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Raney, McCord, Sause, Clark
I'm also amazed that you grew up in KC, hmmm why didn't we meet? Mom corresponded with EVERYone. My folks were born in 1910 in KC. My brother and I were born in Seattle in 1948 and 1949, and my folks went back to Kansas City, MO when I was one year old. We grew up there, and I moved to Iowa in 1973. We visit cousins in Lenexa a few times each year, and I visit high school gal pals in KC area.
More later, Marilyn Gappa
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