1854: served as administrator of John Stewart's estate; the estate wasn't finally settled until Nov 1861, after Samuel was ordered several times to prove why he hadn't settled yet. In the final statement he listed $62.60 credits.
1860: Clay County, Indiana, Dick Johnson Township census: Samuel Stewart, age 36, farmer, value of real estate $1000, value of personal estate $700, born Indiana; Elizabeth Stewart, age 31, born Indiana; John W., age 9, born Indiana; Sarah E., age 7, born Indiana; Benjamin A., age 5, born Indiana; George W., age 3, born Indiana; Mary E., age 3/12, born Indiana.
2 Mar 1869: daughter Melissa born, age 8 years, 16 days; died 18 Mar 1877; buried Bee Ridge
Cemetery, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana.
1870: Clay County, Indiana, Dick Johnson Township, census: Samuel Stewart, age 46, value of real estate $10,000, value of personal estate $500; Mary E., age 41, John W., age 19, works on farm; Sarah E., age 17; Benjamin, age 16; George W., age 14; Rebecca J., age 6; Emma J., age 3;
William, age 1.
1880: Clay County, Indiana, Dick Johnson township, census: Samuel M. Stewart, age 56, farmer, born Indiana, both parents born Kentucky; Mary E., age 51, born Indiana, both parents born Kentucky; Benjamin A., age 25, farmer; George W., age 23; Rebecca S., age 15; Emma J., age 13. 8 June 1896: died, age 72 years, 1 month, 19 days.
Samuel was a farmer and deputy tax collector. He was a well known Justice of the Peace and he held court in one room of their log cabin or out under the trees. Later, after the big house was built, he held court there. The 1870 census lists William, age 1, although above Melissa is listed. Neither name is mentioned in 1880.
John William Stewart (son of Samuel Malone and Mary Elizabeth (See) Stewart)
4 Mar 1851: born Vigo County, Indiana.
30 May 1875: married Clara Etta Summerville (28 Dec 1850 18 July 1880) died at birth of her third child, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Miller) Summerville, sister to Perry Summerville (Hazel Rupert Evans' Aunt Artie's father).
23 Apr 1877: son Max Carlton born.
no date: infant born and died.
no date: infant born and died.
25 Apr 1881:m/2 Harriet Serber (________) Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 8 Jan 1939 at home of daughter Mrs. Helen Wilcox, Arizona?). Harriet was a graduate of Butler University. She was a teacher in Brazil and a charter member of several organizations such as The Shakespeare Circle, Women's Reading Club, Rebecca Lodge, and Eastern Star.
no date: daughter Helen born.
no date: daughter Edith born.
no date: daughter Grace born.
1893: moved to Arizona (the rest of the family followed in 1895). John was the Director of Education
on Pima Indian Reservation, Sacaton, Arizona.
8 June 1917: died.
John founded a school for teachers and was County Superintendent of Schools. From a letter written by Emma Stewart 8 Mar 1935 to Robyn Wilcox:
John William Stewart obtained his higher education at the Bloomingdale Academy, a Friends' School located in Parke County. (By the way, the old building is still standing but not on the same location). He taught school a while and entered the law office of George P. Stone and practiced a while in Clay County. After his first marriage he moved to Clinton, Indiana. He then came back to Clay County and taught school. He was for a while deputy auditor of Clay County and Superintendent of Schools. I heard one ex county superintendent give an address in which he said John W. Stewart was the father of the Clay County schools. He brought many of the great educators to his teachers' meetings so his teachers could come in contact with the great minds. The rest of his life you know his going to Arizona as Superintendent of Indian Schools, etc.
From History of Clay County: On leaving the [Friends'] academy he took a position as office deputy
under Sheriff John Weber. At about 18 years of age he began teaching in the public schools of the county. On the 30th day of May, 1875, he married Miss C.E. Summerville, of Clay County, and located, soon thereafter, at Clinton, Vermillion County, to engage in the practice of law, but a few months later, returned to Brazil to accept a deputyship under County Auditor Jeff McAnelly, and continued in this position until June, 1881, when he was elected county superintendent, and was re elected in June 1883. On the 18th day of July, 1880, his wife died, and on the 25th day of April, 1881, he married Harriet Surber, of Indianapolis. After retiring from county superintendency he engaged in newspaper work on the Brazil Democrat and procured the first regular subscriber to the daily edition. For a time, in the year 1891, he was in editorial charge of the Owen County Democrat, at Spencer. In the same year he was appointed superintendent of the Government Indian school at Sacaton, Arizona, holding the position two years. Since locating in Arizona he has resided practically all the time in Maricopa County, near Tempe. In 1903 he was honored with the nomination for county superintendent on the Republican ticket, but was defeated with the ticket, generally, since which time he has been teaching, which has been, practically, his life work.
Max Carlton Stewart (son of John William and Clara Etta (Summerville) Stewart)
1900: Clay County, Indiana, census: lived with his Aunt Sagie (she was 31, single, and a schoolteacher)
and worked as a day laborer (he stated that he had been unemployed for two months).
10 July 1902: married Clay County, Indiana, to Laura Ann Howard (10 June 1885 Brazil, Clay County, Indiana 28 Oct 1969 Clay County, Indiana; buried Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana) daughter of David and Rachel (Diel) Howard).
1904: son born and died Clay County, Indiana; buried Bee Ridge Cemetery, Brazil, Clay County,
27 Feb 1907: daughter Helen Ann born.
1 June 1910: daughter Leah May born.
28 Jan 1950: died Clay County, Indiana; buried Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Max was a clay worker, was a member of the Christian Congregationalist Church, and served in the Mexican War.
Helen Ann Stewart (daughter of Max Carlton and Laura Ann (Howard) Stewart)
27 Feb 1907: born Clay County, Indiana.
Graduated from Brazil High School and Indiana State University. She taught in Illinois and in a large
high school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Leah May Stewart (daughter of Max Carlton and Laura Ann (Howard) Stewart)
1 June 1910: born Clay County, Indiana.
no date: married James O. Short.
no date: son James Stewart Short born; died age eight.
no date: Rodney L. Short born; graduated from Van Buren High School and was a veteran of
the last years at Van Buren.
Helen Stewart (daughter of John William and Harriet (Serber) Stewart)
no date: married Ellis Wilcox.
no date: son Robyn Wilcox born.
no date: son John Stewart Wilcox born.
Helen taught school in Arizona.
Edith Stewart (daughter of John William and Harriet (Serber) Stewart)
no date: married Ira Lane.
no date: son Hadd Lane born (Patent Office, Bethesda, Maryland).
no date: daughter Frances Lane born (married Holmes, lived California). Edith was a music teacher in the Phoenix public schools.
Grace Stewart (daughter of John William and Harriet (Serber) Stewart)
no date: married Horace Button.
Grace and Horace had children. Horace was an actor and a founder of Little Theatre in Phoenix.
Grace taught school in Arizona.
Sarah Eveline Stewart (daughter of Samuel Malone and Mary Elizabeth (See) Stewart)
4 Oct 1852: born Vigo County, Indiana.
no date: married Milton Lee.
Benjamin Arthur Stewart (son of Samuel Malone and Mary Elizabeth (See) Stewart)
9 Sept 1854: born Vigo County, Indiana.
31 Dec 1882: married Independence, Kansas, to Joanna Sophia Hobson (1856 Parke County, Indiana30 July 1941 Clay County, Indiana, age 84 years 8 months and 13 days; buried 1 Aug 1941 Bee Ridge Cemetery, Clay County, Indiana), daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth (Bundy) Hobson). Joanna was a Quaker. She attended the Bloomingdale Academy, a Quaker school. She later taught in Clay County and was planning to enroll in the State Normal when her parents moved to Kansas. 20 Oct 1883: son Samuel M. born.
15 Apr 1885: son George Hobson born; died 21 June 1886.
16 Nov 1886: son Ralph Waldo born.
10 Aug 1889: son Leland Edward born.
3 Feb 1891: son John Hobson born.
16 July 1894: daughter Mary Elizabeth born.
25 Feb 1896: daughter Emma born.
8 June 1898: daughter Dora born.
1901: the family purchased 120 acres of land from W.C. Hall in Van Buren Township.
6 Jan 1918: died; buried Bee Ridge Cemetery, Brazil, Clay County, Indiana.
Benjamin was a farmer and carpenter.
Samuel M. Stewart (son of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophia (Hobson) Stewart)
20 Oct 1883: born Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana.
25 Mar 1906: married Lulu Inman.
22 Nov 1907: daughter Irma Elfaline born (married Carlos Jones).
18 Aug 1909: son Lester born.
27 Jan 1918: son Woodrow Lee born.
no date: moved to Florida.
7 Dec 1949: died, age 66 years, Groveland, Florida; buried Florida.
Samuel worked at the DuPont Powder mill at Fontanet but was transferred to Coalmont before the
bad explosion in 1908.
Ralph Waldo Stewart (son of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophia (Hobson) Stewart) 16 Nov 1886: born.
no date: son Clifford Baird born; died in infancy.
no date: son Willard Baird born (of Terre Haute).
no date: son Clarence Baird born (of Fort Wayne).
no date: daughter Ruth Baird born (of Terre Haute, married ___________ Baldwin.
no date: son Hubert Baird born (of New Mexico).
11 June 1966: died.
Ralph was a miner and spent many years in the Clinton area.
Leland Lee Edward Stewart (son of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophia (Hobson) Stewart) 10 Aug 1889: born.10 June 1945: married Helen Crosser (_______ 21 Mar 1972; buried Cottage Hill Cemetery). She was a graduate of Brazil High School and Indiana State University and taught for many years. She
was head of the Home Economics Department at Gertsmeyer High School for twenty five years. Lee worked in the coal mines at Clinton and later worked for the Patoka Coal Company, on a dragline
at Petersburg, Indiana.
John Hobson Stewart (son of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophie (Hobson) Stewart) 3 Feb 1891: born. 15 Jan 1974: died unmarried. John was a farmer, miner, and clay worker, who lived most of his life on the farm in Van
Mary. Elizabeth Stewart (daughter of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophia (Hobson) Stewart) 16 July 1894: born.
9 Feb 1918: married George W. Loveall. 6 May 1919: died.
Mary Elizabeth was a graduate of Brazil High School and attended the State Normal and also
Danville Normal. She taught several years. They had no children.
Emma Stewart (daughter of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophia (Hobson) Stewart)
25 Feb 1896: born Clay County, Indiana.
Emma graduated from Brazil High School and De Pauw with her Masters from the University of
Michigan. She was the first high school math teacher at Van Buren and later went to India as a Methodist missionary for 26 years (one source says she was there over 35 years). She retired to Brazil.
Dora Stewart (daughter of Benjamin Arthur and Joanna Sophia (Hobson) Stewart)
8 June 1898: born.
31 Aug 1924: married J. Homer Loveall. He was a Brazil High School graduate and attended Indiana State University. He was a veteran of WWI and was connected with the Brazil Clay Company,
in sales and management for over 50 years. They lived on U.S. 40 E., near Brazil.
17 Jan 1931: daughter Joanna Elizabeth Loveall born; married 10 June 1956 to John F. Hock (a graduate of Riley High School of South Bend, Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana University with a Master's from Indiana State University in math). She was a graduate of Brazil High School and held a B.S. and Master's degree from Indiana State University, with additional work at Indiana University. In 1973 she was honored by ISU by being named one of the four Distinguished Alumni at the annual homecoming. She taught in Plymouth, Indiana and taught elementary school in South Bend, Indiana. In 1971 she was elected President of the Indiana State Teachers' Association. She was the first full time,president in the 119 year history of ISTA. She was a delegate to the World Confederation of teachers. In 1975 she was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Education Association. Dora was a graduate of Brazil High School and attended Indiana State University. She taught in Brazil several years and later taught first grade at Van Buren.
George Washington Stewart (son of Samuel Malone and Mary Elizabeth (See) Stewart)
23 Sept 1856: born.
no date: married Louise Lou Cutshall (sister of Monroe Cutshall).
George was a part owner of a copper mine in Arizona.
Rebecca Sage Sagie Stewart (daughter of Samuel Malone and Mary Elizabeth (See) Stewart)
25 June 1865: born (1864 on gravestone and 1868 in 1900 census) Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana. 1900: Clay County, Indiana, census: head of household, born June 1868, age 31, born Indiana, mother and father born Indiana. Her sister, Emma; her mother, Mary E.; and her nephew, Max, lived with her. 10 Jan 1955: died, age 89 years; buried Bee Ridge Cemetery, Clay County, Indiana.
Lived with sister Emma until Emma married and continued to live with them. Sagie attended
Danville Normal and taught several years in Clay County.
Emma Jane Stewart (daughter of Samuel Malone and Mary Elizabeth (See) Stewart)
1 Oct 1867: born Indiana.
1900: Clay County, Indiana, census: born Oct 1870, age 29 years, born Indiana, both parents born
Indiana. She lived with her sister, Sagie; her mother, Mary E.; and her nephew, Max.
no date: married James I. Ratcliff.
18 Sept 1947: died Clay County, Indiana; buried Cottage Hill Cemetery.
In the 1870 and 1880 censuses, Emma Jane was born in 1867; in the 1900 census she says she was born in 1870. Emma attended the State Normal and Danville Normal. She taught for many years in Dick Johnson Township.
David D. Stewart (son of John and Sarah (Sample) Stewart)
21 Jan 1829: born Montgomery County, Indiana.
1858: son Noah born; died 11 Feb 1859, age 8 months, 14 days; buried Bee Ridge Cemetery, Brazil,
Clay County, Indiana.
no date: son Mathew born; died 12 Dec 1874.
11 Sept 1879: died Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana.
A David D. Stewart was listed in the 1860 Indiana Census. He was a constable, married to Lucinda (1830 Indiana 29 June 1874 Clay County, Indiana, age 44 years, children: Sarah born 1852, Indiana; Laura born 1854 Indiana; John born 1855 Indiana; Commodore P. Wilson born 1857 Indiana; and Nathan ca 1860 (age ½ in 1860) Indiana.
Elizabeth Betsey Rhoda Stewart (daughter of John and Sarah (Sample) Stewart)
22 Jan 1835: born Indiana.
1880: Clay County, Indiana, Dick Johnson Township census: lived with her brother, Levi G.S.
Stewart, and her niece, Rachel A. Elizabeth was age 45.
1900: Clay County, Indiana, Dick Johnson Township census: head of household, born Jan 1835, age 65 years, divorced, no children, born Indiana, father born Kentucky, mother born Ohio, owned house free of mortgage. Her niece, Rachel, age 45, lived with her.
Betsey and her niece, Rachel (Levi's daughter), wove carpets.
Unplaced Clay County, Indiana Stewarts Andrew M. Stewart
24 Feb 1857: deed to Andrew M. Stewart from John and Joanne Hendrix for $1288 40A SE¼SE¼ T13N R7W. Clay County, Indian Deed Book N p139.
2 Dec 1868: deed from Bennett and Juliann Stewart to Abel S. Hil NE corner Lot #14 in Price and Meyer's addition to Brazil. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book Z p464.
19 Mar 1875: William Stewart named guardian of Carrie et al #408.
no date: married Matilda _______.
7 Mar 1873: deed to Elijah Stewart of Vigo County, Indiana from Terrell and Elinor J. Tipton for $300 lot #13 in West Brazil. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book 8 p582.
31 Mar 1873: deed from Elijah and Matilda Stewart of Vigo County, Indian to Thomas J. Haskins for $300 lot #13 in West Brazil. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book 9 p67.
F. D. Stewart
30 Sept 1868: Quit Claim deed from John and Elizabeth A. Stewart to Frank D. Stewart 45 feet north and south running east and west...Clay County, Indiana Deed Book Z p316.
30 Mar 1869: deed from F. D. and Jennie Stewart to Wioat Vignor for $50 the undivided S½ of all the NW corner of 2A lying N of the National Road in Harmony and 2A conveyed by John Stewart. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book 1 p475.
no date: deed from George Stewart of Clark County, Ohio for $300 to Henry Bitler of same, land in Clay County 80A W½ SW¼ S2 T11n R7E conveyed to Stewart by John and Emily Osborn 11 June 1855 in Book L p628.
George H. Stewart
no date: married Elizabeth _______.
23 May 1848: deed from George and Elizabeth Stewart to Benjamin H. Burton for $50 undivided one-fifth of NE¼ SW¼ S21 T10 R7W and W½ SW¼ S30 and NW¼ NW¼ S30 T10 R7W. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book G p780.
9 Jan 1839: deed from Henry and Catherine Reel to Henry Stewart for $102, 40A SE¼ SE¼ S23 T13N R7W. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book D p438.
16 Feb 1839: witnessed two deeds - land purchased by Austin Randle. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book D p269.
25 Feb 1839: witnessed deed of Francis and Eleanor Dunlavy to Daniel Dunlavey. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book D p463.
4 Nov 1851: deed from Wabash and Erie Canal to Henry Stewart - Certificate #3488 from land office at Washington, Daviess County, Indiana 40A NE¼ SE¼ S24 T13N R7W in Vincinnes Land District. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book I p556.
4 Dec 1853: deed from Henry Stewart to Daniel Dunlavy for $125 40A SE¼ SE¼ T13N R7W. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book K p626.
24 Oct 1858: deed from Henry Stewart to Jacob Rodenbarger all of Clay County for $135 40A NE¼ SE¼ S24 T13N R7W. Witnessed by Thomas J. Hadden and William Stewart. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book K p234.
13 Nov 1839: witnessed deed of Nathan and Mary Ann Sells to William A. Chambers. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book D p387.
James H. Stewart
3 Oct 1832: witnessed deed of Enoch and Isabella Cox to Aaron Leonard Killion. James Stewart JP. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book AV p143.
17 Feb 1857: deed to James H. Stewart from Highland Coal Company lot #8 block 9 in Highland (town). Clay County, Indian Deed Book N p15.
no date: married Lucinda _______.
17 Nov 1840: mortgage from John Stewart to William Mitchell of Crawford County, Illinios - John promises to pay $40. Witnessed by M. B. Stewart. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book F p623.
1 Aug 1844: John Stewart (the Second) from John Tyler, President of the United States - Certificate #31105 Land Office Vincinnes NW¼ SE¼ S23 T13N R7W. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book K p316.
17 Feb 1846: john Stewart borrowed money from the state of Indiana - SW¼ S23 T13N R7W - Mortgage satisfied. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book F p609.
222 Nov 1853: deed to John Stewart form Samuel Kyle Kirtley, Commissioner of Clay County from the estate of Caleb Oliver for $400 NW¼ NE¼ S6 T12N R6W. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book K p312.
26 Nov 1853: John and Lucinda Stewart to Noble C. Nuneely for $400 land in NW¼ NE¼ S6 T12N R6W. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book N p350.
17 Aug 1867: deed to John Stewart from Theodore A. and Jane M. Kimmel lot #4 east of county road in Mords addition to Harmony. Clay County, Indiana Deed Book X p518.