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From: Merle C Rummel <>
Subject: Re: 1833 Cholera Epidemic - Kingery
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 07:14:10 -0500
>Under Joseph Kingery you mentioned an 1833 cholera epidemic and a major
>migration. When did it start and how wide was the epidemic? I wonder if it
>claimed my Jacob Fallis?
>My ancestor Jacob Fallis married Hannah Kingery in 1818 Greene County Ohio
>daughter of Martin Kingery of Union County Indiana. Do you have any idea how
>long the Kingery's were in Greene County Ohio? I believe I've seen them
>mentioned in Robinson's History of Greene County.
> I need to do further
>research in Union County to find out what there is to find on these Fallis's.
>Does the local Union County library have much useful material? I'm not sure
>when I'll make it to the courthouse.
>Do you know who John and Eliza J. Kingery connect to? Their daughter Mary E.
>Kingery, died October 10, 1850 age 2 months 11 days, is buried in the Fallis
>Pioneer Cemetery near Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio Martin Kingery's wife
>Mary (Polly) Webb's brother Austin Webb and his family is also buried there!
>There is a lot of empty space and only a few tombstones so more people are
>definitely buried there! the Fallis and Webb families were not
>COB, although two Webb brothers (distant cousins to Mary and Austin) married
>two Follis sisters.
The Cholera epidemic was 1831-1832 -- it came up from Cincinnati, and
according to one account "every family lost some".
This has no authenticated connection to the 1833 migrations -but there were
many of the younger families that moved that year --to Wabash Country (from
Carroll Co to Randolph Co IN) and to Michigan Territory (LaPorte Co, St
Joseph Co, Elkhart Co IN and lower Michigan -Niles, Benton Harbor).
Admitted, the lands had only recently become available --but there was the
Cholera epidemic -then the huge migration.
Two Kingery Brothers married Webb sisters -- Martin Kingery/Polly Webb and
Michael Kingery/Elizabeth Webb -- the Webb family also came from Franklin
Co VA -BlackWater River Valley/Cahas Mt area, they first settled in Greene
Co OH, then moved to the WhiteWater River Valley near the corner of Union
Co/ Franklin Co/ and Fayette Co IN -just north of Brookville IN. Michael
and Elizabeth came with them to the Whitewater and are buried at Sims
Cemetery (moved up on the hill above the Brookville Dam Reservoir). Martin
and Polly came to the Four Mile -and are buried at the Witter Cemetery, on
the Indian Road. The Webb families were not Brethren.
The John Kingery, son of Jacob, married Anna Richardson (children moved on
the Wetzel Trace, west toward Indianapolis) - but Jacob had two other
brothers (Peter/Tobias) in Franklin Co VA - so your John was likely the son
of one of them -community groups of connected families seem to migrate
together. (I have no information on him -he did not come to the Four Mile,
although I've heard that there were some Kingerys down in lower Franklin Co
IN -on the Whitewater River -as it goes to Cincinnati)
Merle C Rummel