LAKE COUNTY EARLY SETTLERS
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Below this first list is another list of early settlers who
signed the Constitution of The Squatter's Union. Second list
provided by Jack Childers who is a direct descendent of some of
those first settlers to our fine County.
From "Northwestern Indiana from 1800-1900" by T.H. Ball in 1900.
"The settlers in 1834-
In October- Thomas Childers.
In November- Solon Robinson,
Lumm A. Fowler and Robert Wilkinson
on Deep River.
In December- Jesse Pierce and David Pierce, on Deep River and
Turkey Creek, says the Claim Register
Settlers in 1835-
February- J. W. Holton, W. A. W. Holton, William Clark and
family, from Jennings County.
March- Richard Fancher and Robert Wilkinson, the latter on West
Creek from Attica "Spring," Elias Bryant, E.W. Bryant, Nancy
Agnew, widow, and J. Wiggins.
May- Elias Myrick, William Myrick--Descendants and now More
Vermillion, Ills., and Aaron Cox.
June- Peter Stainbrook
November- David Hornor, Thomas Hornor, Jacob L. Brown, Thomas
Wiles, Jesse Bond, and Milo Robinson.
December- John Wood, Henry Wells
William S. Thornburg, R. Dunham, R. Hamilton, and John G.
Settlers in 1836-
William A. Purdy, New York.
Elisha Chapman, Michigan City.
S. Havilance, Canada.
William N. Sykes.
W. Williams, La Porte.
Richard Church, Michigan.
Darling Church, Michigan.
Leonard Cutler, Michigan.
Charles Cutler, Michigan.
B. Rhodes, La Porte.
J. Rhodes, La Porte.
Jacob Van Valkenburg, New York.
James S. Castle, Michigan City.
Hiram Nordyke, sen., Tippecanoe.
Charles H. Paine, Ohio.
Hiram Nordyke, Jr., Tippecanoe County.
Joseph C. Batton, Boone County.
James Knickerbocker, New York.
John T. Knickerbocker.
G. C. Woodbridge.
John J. Van Valkenburg.
S. D. Bryant.
Daniel E. Bryant.
M. Pierce, State of New York
Sprague Lee, Pennsylvania.
John A. Bothwell, Vermont.
Peleg S. Mason.
Adonijah Taylor, "Timber and Outlet." The last according to
Claim Register, "May 15th."
John Cole, New York.
F.A. Halbrook, New York.
Stephen Mix, New York.
Silas Clough, New York.
Rufus Norton, Canada.
Elijah Morton, Vermont.
Hiram Holmes. Samuel Halstead, "Timber and Millseat." "Nov 29th
transferred to James M. Whitney and Mark Burroughs for $212."
Calvin Lilley, South Bend.
Samuel Hutchins, La Porte.
Jacob Nordyke, Tippecanoe.
Hiram S. Pelton, New York.
J.P. Smith, New York, -settled July 5th.
G. Zuver, Bartholomew County
Henry Farmer, Bartholomew County.
William S. Hunt, "blacksmith," Wayne County.
James Farewell, Abel Farewell, Carlos Farewell, M.C. Farewell
Ruth Barney, Widow
J. V. Johns
E. W. Centre
Isaac M. Beedle-See Simeon Beedle
William Wells, S. D. Wells, W. W. Centre
T.M. Dustin, E. Dustin Jr
C. L. Greenman, Charles Marvin
Mercy Perry, widow, Peter Selpry
H.M. Beedle-See Simeon Beedle
B. Rich, D. Y. Bond, S. L. Hodgeman
John Kitchel, Henry A. Palmer
Paul Palmer, H. Edgarton
D. Barney, William Hodson
George Earle, Jackson Cady
A. Hitchcock, E.H. Hitchcock, O. Hitchcock
Russell Eddy, C. Carpenter
William Brown, R.S. Witherel
Charles Walton, William Farmer
Jonathan Gray, Nathan D. Hall
Edward Greene, S. T. Greene
Elisha Greene, W. Page
R. Wilder, John McLean, Solomon Russell
Settlers in 1837-
James Westbrook, Samuel Sigler
John Bothwell, John Brown
Henry Torrey, S. Hodgeman
Joseph Batton, John Kitchell
H.R. Nichols, N. Cochrane
A. Baldwin, Lewis Warriner
Josiah Chase, E.T. Fish
Charles R. Ball, John Fish
Hervey Ball, George Flint
Lewis Manning, Benjamin Farley
Ephriam Cleveland, D.R. Stewart
William Sherman, H. Galespie
J.H. Martin, John Hack
T. Sprague, G.L. Zabriska
J. Hutchinson, E.L. Palmer
Lewis Swaney, N. Reynolds
O.V. Servis, Joel Benton
Thomas O'Brien, John L. Ennis
Orrin Smith, Dennis Donovan
D.B. Collings, Patrick Donovan
Z. Collings, Thomas Donovan
Timothy Rockwell, Daniel Donovan
Jesse Cross, Oliver Fuller
E. Cross, Thomas Tindal
R. Cross, Orrin Dorwin
A.L. Ball, H. Severns
Daniel Bryant, Hiram Barnes
Wid. Elizabeth Owens, Bartlett Woods
E.D. Owens, Charles Woods
J.F. Follett, G.W. Hammond
A.D. Foster, J. Rhodes
Adam Sanford, Joseph Jackson
Charles Mathews, O. Higbee
James Carpenter, Z. Woodford
Jacob Ross, William Hobson
Patrick Doyle, P. Anson
"Many Pioneer families came to Lake County in the years 1838 and
1839, but their names were not found on the Claim Register as
its entries did not extend over those years, and it would be
quite impracticable to collect many of these names now."
Settlers List Number 2
Thought I would provide some of the early Settlers from the
Solon Robinson book that was put trogether by Herbert A. Kellar
in 1936. There are two vol. I have the first vol. I will do
look-ups if needed.
This is the list of settlers that signed the Constitution of the
Squatters Union. Richard Fansher
William S. Hunt
J. W. Holton
Wm. A. W. Holton
Wm. A Purdy
Sam'l. D. Bryant
Second list provided byJack Childers who is a direct descendent
of some of those first settlers to our fine County.