Martha Ann Rush

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8) Martha Ann Rush: 
   born 21 Mar 1843 White River Twp, Johnson, IN; 
   died 12 Mar 1923 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; obituary;  
   buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
   census records for Martha;
   married Gustavus Keesling on 18 Sep 1863 Johnson Co, IN - by John Robe; 
                 
(born 17 Mar 1840 or 1841 Max Meadows, Wythe, VA; 
                 died 11 Jan 1909 Johnson Co, IN; obituarydeath record;
                 death certificate; cause of death: cardiac failure; 
                 buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;   
                 Civil War - Jewell book notation (see historical references above) states 
                 Gustavus was in the Civil War, yet we can find no military records that support this
                 historical references to Gustavmaps showing Gustavus's land ownership
                 son of George Keesling (31 Mar 1801 Wythe Co, VA-02 Jul 1876 Wythe Co, VA) and 
                 Matilda Cassell (born 08 Jul 1814 VA; photo of Matilda died 01 May 1887 Wythe Co, VA);
                 George and Matilda buried Keesling Cemetery, Graham's Forge, Wythe, VA; Matilda's tombstone photo
);
   marriage certificate for Martha and Gustavus; parent's permission for Martha to marry
   children:
         1) James Emery Keesling - born 01 Jan 1865 IN (likely Johnson Co)
                 died 30 Sep 1896 likely Johnson Co, IN; cause of death: typhoid fever; 
                 buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                 census records for James; resolution of sympathy from Greenwood Lodge;
                 married?; children?

         2) Mary Ellen Keesling - born 17 Sep 1867 IN (likely Johnson Co)
                 died 20 Jul 1874 likely Johnson Co, IN
                 buried Honey Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Johnson Co, IN (unmarked) 

         3) Charles Wesley, William or Washington Keesling - born 26 Feb 1868 or 1869 IN (likely Johnson Co)
                 died 20 Feb 1950 Franklin, Johnson, IN; obituary
                 death certificate
; cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease;  
                 buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                 census records for Charles;
                 married Bertha Harris on 17 May 1896 White River Twp, Johnson, IN - by C E Mead
                            (born 28 Nov 1871 White River Twp, Johnson, IN; 
                            died 17 Jul 1961 Franklin, Johnson, IN; obituary;
                            death certificate; cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease; 
                            buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                            daughter of Jesse D or T Harris (1842 IN-possibly 16 Jun 1912 IN) and 
                            Katherine Celina Purner or Pruner (Nov 1853-possibly 1931))
                 marriage certificate for Charles and Bertha; City Directory listings for Charles and Bertha;  
                 children:
                     1) Homer Clayton Keesling - born 19 Feb 1907 Franklin, Johnson, IN; 
                            died 04 Feb 2007 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary
                            death certificate; cause of death: cerebral vascular accident;  
                            buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                            photos including Homernews articles regarding Homercensus records for Homer;
                            married Lella F Richey on 20 Mar 1932 Johnson Co, IN
                                      (born 20 Mar 1905 Shelby Co, IN; photo including Lella;
                                      died 28 Aug 2002 Franklin, Johnson, IN; obituary - includes photo;
                                      death certificate; cause of death: cerebro-vascular disease; 
                                      buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                      daughter of Virgil Richey (1881-1968) and Mary Margaret Jenner (17 Apr 1878-1962);
                                      Virgil and Mary buried 2nd Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Needham Twp, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
)
                            marriage certificate for Homer and Lella; City Directory listings for Homer and Lella;  
                            children:
                                1) Lynda Keesling - living?; school yearbook entriesphoto including Lynda;  
                                         married Richard Corn on 14 Jun 1953 Marion Co, IN (living?)
                                         children:
                                             1) Christopher Todd Corn - living?;
                                                     married Melissa Marie Person on 02 Jun 1990 Whiteland, Johnson, IN (living?)
                                                     marriage record for Christopher and Melissa 
                                                     children?
                                             2) Anthony Shane Corn - living?;
                                                     married Nicole E Bates on 17 Dec 1997 Franklin, Johnson, IN (living?)
                                                     marriage record for Anthony and Nicole
                                                     children?

          4) Emma Jane Keesling - see separate personal page

          5) George Robert Keesling - born 10 Feb 1873 likely Johnson Co, IN; 
                 died 20 Sep 1874 likely Johnson Co, IN; 
                 buried Honey Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Johnson Co, IN; tombstone photo 

         6) Cora Belle Keesling - born 15 Jul 1875 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; 
                 died 21 Jun 1943 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; burial notice;
                 death certificate; cause of death: chronic myocarditis;
                 buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                 census records for Cora; Social Security record;  
                 married Brusai (Bruce) Hughes on 26 Aug 1896 Johnson Co, IN - by C E Mead
                             (born 15 Feb 1872 Rocklane, Johnson, IN (twin)
                             died 27 Jul 1950 Bloomington, Monroe, IN; obituary;
                             death certificate; cause of death: congestive heart failure, hypertension; 
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                             no draft registration card found;
                             son of George Hughes (31 Mar 1834 Johnson Co, IN-08 Aug 1919 Johnson Co, IN) and 
                             Elizabeth Sells (28 Jul 1839 IN-21 Jan 1882 Johnson Co, IN); George and Elizabeth 
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo)
                 marriage certificate for Cora and Bruce;
                 children:
                     1) Freda Odessa Hughes - born 12 Mar 1897 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; birth record;
                             died 10 Apr 1941 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary;
                             death certificate; cause of death: uterus cancer with metastasis of liver;
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                             census records for Freda; Social Security record;
                             never married

         7) Everett Edgar Keesling - born 03 May 1878 White River Twp, Johnson, IN; 
                 died 22 Nov 1952 Center Grove, Johnson, IN; obituary - includes photo;
                 death certificate; cause of death: coronary occlusion, arteriosclerosis;
                 buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                 WWI and WWII draft registration cards; census records for Everett;
                 City Directory listing for Everett; photo including Everett
                 signature:

                 

                 married Martha Almedia "Media" Zaring on 05 Apr 1899 Johnson Co, IN - by N S Trowbarger
                                 (born 19 Jan 1879 White River Twp, Johnson, IN; photo including Almedia
                                 died 04 Feb 1953 Franklin, Johnson, IN; obituary
                                 death certificate; cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease; 
                                 buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                 daughter of John Samuel Zaring (1838-1900) and Jemima June Fullen (1844-1914);
                                 John and Jemima buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photos
                                 maps showing John Zaring's land ownership
)
                 marriage certificate for Everett and Martha;
                 50th Anniversary news article for Everett and Martha; napkin from celebration;  
                 children:
                     1) Claude Merrill Keesling - born 09 Mar 1902 Johnson Co, IN; birth record;  
                             died 15 Apr 1984 Moraga, Contra Costa, CA; death record; obituary 
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                             census records for Claude
                             married Minnie Lunette Boardman on 15 Jun 1930 Roseville, Warren, IL 
                                        (born 07 Aug 1902 Hoopeston, Grant, IL;
                                        died 30 Sep 1987 Saratoga, Santa Clara, CA; death record;  
                                        buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                        daughter of Herbert Vinson Boardman (13 Apr 1858 IL-08 Mar 1930 IL) and 
                                        Anna Elizabeth Baum (03 Aug 1868-07 Nov 1936); 
                                        Herbert and Anna buried Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois Co, IL; tombstone photo);
                             children:
                                  1) Robert Earl Keesling - born 17 Jul 1934 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate
                                         died 14 Sep 1954 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary;
                                         buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                         census records for Robert;
                                         married?; children? 
                                  2) Marilyn Jane Keesling (twin) - living?
                                         married Joseph A Walsh on 24 Aug 1963 Los Angeles Co, CA;
                                         marriage record for Marilyn and Joseph;  
                                         children?
                                  3) Carolyn Jean Keesling (twin) - living?; 
                                         married John Clark Lewis Jr on 04 Sep 1960 Los Angeles Co, CA 
                                                    (living?; unknown branch);
                                         Carolyn and John's engagement announcementmarriage record for Carolyn and John 
                                         children?
                     2) Arvil Virgil Keesling - born 29 Oct 1906 Johnson Co, IN; birth record;
                             died 25 Jan 1978 Columbus, Bartholomew, IN; obituaries
                             death certificate; cause of death: coronary artery insufficiency; 
                             buried Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Jennings, IN; tombstone photo;   
                             census records for Arvil;
                             married Margaret Jane Williams on 13 Sep 1930 Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN 
                                        (born 01 Oct 1908 Marion Co, IN; birth certificate;
                                        died 23 Jan 1975 Columbus, Bartholomew, IN; obituary;
                                        death certificate; cause of death: cerebral thrombosis, generalized arteriosclerosis;
                                        buried Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Jennings, IN; tombstone photo
                                        daughter of Leander "Lee" Williams (1869 IN-1949) and Ada B Carson (1875 IL-1954); 
                                        Lee and Ada buried West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, Marion, IN; tombstone photo
)
                             City Directory listings for Arvil and Margaretmarriage record for Arvil and Margaret;
                             children: 
                                 1) Kay Lee Keesling - living?; married ____ Leeds (living?); children?
                                 2) Karen Rue Keesling - living?;
                                           married James Vernon Emerick on 08 Feb 1964 Columbus, Jennings, IN (living?);
                                           marriage record for Karen and James
                                           children?
                     3) Vida May Keesling - born 08 Nov 1910 Johnson Co, IN; birth certificate;
                             died 19 Dec 1998 Dallas, Dallas, TX; obituarydeath record;  
                             buried Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, TX; tombstone photo;  
                             census records for Vida;
                             married Wendell Gail Kemp on 19 Sep 1936 Bartholomew Co, IN 
                                             (born 29 Sep 1907 Knox Co, IN; birth record 
                                             died 21 Apr 1984 possibly Dallas Co, TX; obituarydeath record;  
                                             buried Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, TX; tombstone photo
                                             son of Walter Ervin Kemp
(1876-20 Nov 1948) and Clara Anette Fry (1877-01 Feb 1941);
                                             Walter and Clara buried Bethel Cemetery, Greene Co
, IN);
                             children: 

                                 1) Phyllis Joan Kemp - living?; married Dr James Carter (living?); children? 
                                 2) Ruth Ellen Kemp - living?; married?; children? 
                                 3) Allan E Kemp - living?; married Dorothy A Clark on 19 Dec 1970 Dallas Co, TX (living?)
                                         marriage record for Allan and Dorothy
                                         children: 
                                             1) Charles C Kemp - living?; married?; children? 
                                             2) Michael A Kemp - living?; married?; children? 

         8) Alva Otis Keesling - born 04 Sep 1880 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; 
                 died 03 Jun 1948 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; obituary;
                 death certificate; cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, arteriosclerosis;  
                 buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                 WWI draft registration cardcensus records for Alva; Social Security record;
                 signature:

                 

                  married Myrtle M Lyons on 29 May 1904 Greenwood, Johnson, IN 
                              (born 13 Jul 1885 Johnson Co, IN; birth record;  
                              died 18 May 1956 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; obituary;  
                              buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                              daughter of Benjamin F Lyons and Susan R Church);
                 marriage license for Alva and Myrtle
                 no children

         9) Carl Oscar Keesling - born 27 Jan 1885 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; 
                 died 21 Nov 1938 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary
                 death certificate; cause of death: acute interstitial nephritis, cerebral hemorrhage;
                 buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                 WWI draft registration card; census records for Carl;
                 signature:

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                  married Cecelia Marie Clossey on 14 Jun 1928 Hancock Co, IN
                               (born 26, 27 or 29 Oct 1889 or 1890 Marion Co, IN (discrepancy in records)
                               died 29 Aug 1980 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; 
                               death certificate; cause of death: congestive heart failure, arteriosclerotic heart disease;  
                               buried Holy Cross and St Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN;
                               daughter of Patrick Clossey (born Mar 1842 Ireland) and Ellen O'Hara (born Sep 1850 Ireland))
                 marriage record for Carl and Cecelia;
                 children?