Ancestry of James Arthur Eshelman

Notes


Adam Eshleman

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm
It is only by reconstruction that I have Adam listed as John and Barbara's son. On the above record, we find, "John Eshelman, age 59, and Barbara, 53, were residents of Henry Twp, Fulton Co Ind, in Census, 1880. Their household included Adam, age 14 years." Later, we find the tombstone of Adam Eshelman and his apparent wife Ella May, listing his life as 1865-1915.

"ESHELMAN
(1) Ella May, 1872-1945
(2) Adam, 1865-1915"

Middle initial may have been J. In one place, Alvin's mother is listed as "Mrs. A.J. Eshelman."

Reference on his two marriages: http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Marriages/pdf/e.pdf

A census record seems to identify him as 1866, but the tombstone says 1866.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp


Rosa Ramey

The only reference I find to her existence is a listing of Adam's two weddings:
http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Marriages/pdf/e.pdf

Question: Was Alvin her son? He is described as Ella's step-son, so I believe this is the case.


Alvin Eshelman

Listed as Ella's step-son. This leads me to presume he was Rosa's son.

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."

The Sentinel for 9/5/1945 lists him (with respect to another funeral) as "the Reverend Alvin Eshelman."

Last name confirmed and school attendance shown with his brothers:
http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/School%20Enumerations/Html/School%201920part1.htm


Garland Eldon Eshelman

The grandchild of Adam and Ella Mae Eshelman - though I don't know which of their three sons was his father. He had a brother or cousin named, Hyde.

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."

He was a pilot from a young age: http://yesteryear.clunette.com/skywriting103147.html - Warsaw Daily Times Fri. Oct. 31, 1947 - "Turning tables on the teacher, Robert Shawhan, instructor at the Akron high school is receiving flight instruction at the Rochester airport. Garland Eshelman, also of Akron is a new student at Rochester. One of the youngest pilots down there is Mickey Eaton, 17 years old, son of Rochester's 'Spud' Eaton."

Adrienne Berkshire wrote me on 7/29/2009:
Some updated information regarding Garland Eldon Eshelman--He had 3 children, Karen Norene Eshelman, Thomas Scott Eshelman, and Brenda Charlene Eshelman. Thomas Scott Eshelman has 5 Children Anthony Scott Eshelman, Rebekah Eshelman-Martin, Stacy Lee Eshelman-Meyer, Peter Eshelman, and Mary Elizabeth Eshelman. Rebekah Eshelman-Martin is married to Obie Martin and has 2.5 children and Anthony Eshelman has 3 children. The late Brenda Eshelman died September 21, 1992 and was buried in Macy Cemetary with her maternal family, she had 2 daughters-Lorien Janette Stair with first husband Donald Stair and Adrienne Berkshire with second husband Conn Lockhart/Berkshire. The relative Hyde was my grandfather's cousin, Garnett Hyde, who's mother was grandpa's aunt Ruby Hyde. I am not sure who Ruby's husband is, but that's all the updated information that I can give you.


Phyllis M. Collins

July 24, 1991:
Phyllis M. ESHELMAN, 60, of 412 E. Ottaway St., Logansport, died at 3 p.m. lthis morning at her home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1931 in Chicago, Ill., to William H. and Zelma L. BENARD COLLINS. On Sept. 4, 1949 in Rochester she married Garland E. ESHELMAN, who survives. She retired after 21 years as a secretary for Logansport Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Karen N. ESHELMAN and Brenda C. ESHELMAN, both of Logansport; a son, Thomas S. [ESHELMAN], Logansport; six grandchildren; a sister, Diane SHEW, Belleville, Mich., and a brother, William H. [COLLINS], Phoenix, Ariz. A brother preceded in death.
There will be no funeral services. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday a McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.
http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Obituaries/Html/1991.htm?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true


James Willard Coplen

I've found two possibilities for this.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Census/individual_record.asp?indi_code=1880US%5F6164106%5F3&lds=5®ion=0®ionfriendly=1880+US+Census&frompage=99
Born in Ohio in 1862, lived in New Castle, Fulton, Indiana in the 1880 census with his widowed mother Sarah Coplen.
Sarah: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Census/individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1880US_6164106_0&frompage=99

There is also a James W. Coplen living in Henry, Fulton, Indiana at the 1880 census with his father, William H. Coplen. Born in Indiana in 1863.
William: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Census/individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1880US_6164613_0&frompage=99

Rochester Sentinel obit dated Monday, 7 March 1932 - http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Obituaries/Html/1932.htm
"Following a two weeks’ illness James Willard COPLEN, 68, died Sunday morning at three o’clock at the home of his nephew, Roy COPLEN, northwest of Akron. Death was due to paralysis.
Mr. Coplen was born on April 27, 1865 on a farm near Mentone and practically all of his life had been spent in that community. His wife, who was formerly Flora EATHELMAN, died three years ago. He was a member of the Saints Church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Saints Church in Athens. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens."

Comparing the above, and from the data presently available for Florence "Eshelman" (possibly other last name), this may not be an actual relative.


Florence O. Ashleman

Obit in Rochester Sentinel, Monday, October 7, 1929 - http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Obituaries/Html/1929.htm
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Dan SLAYBAUGH for Mrs. Florence O. COPLEN were held at the Athens church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near that town. Florence O. [ASHELMAN], daughter of Samuel and [Lydia] "Liddie" ASHELMAN, was born in Fulton county, May 5th, 1862 and passed away on Oct. 4th, 1929. She was united in marriage to Willard COPLEN on Oct. 20th, 1890. To this union five children were born all of whom have preceded the mother in death. Mrs. Coplen who was a member of the Church of God had been a resident of the Athens community all of her life.

Please note that it's possible this is not an Eshelman. Her maiden name is spelled various ways in the available obituaries, including, including "Ashelman" in her own, and "Eathelman" in her husband's. I can't trace her parents in our genealogy - the only Samuel Eshelman I presently have was her contemporary - could have been a brother - but could not have been her father.(Her name was listed as Ashleman in the 1870 and 1880 censuses - see, for example, http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Census/pdf/1870.pdf - so it is likely this is a false lead and should not be in the Eshelman genalogy at all.)


Albert Clifton

Unk - Born, Akron, IN\
1880 - Mother died
1896 May 8 - Married Dillie Eshelman, Fulton Co., IN
1896 Sep 16 - Wife died, Fulton Co., IN
1898 Jul 2 - Married Bertha Laura Lackey, Rochester, IN
1937 - Died, Clifton, CA

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=180451510


Dillie Eshelman

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm
Tombstone: "CLIFFTON, Dillie Eshelman, wife of Albert, July 10, 1876 - Sep 16, 1896"

Several related records from the same source family exist here:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=720928728&lds=2®ion=-1®ionfriendly=&frompage=99
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=740915660&lds=2®ion=-1®ionfriendly=&frompage=99
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=180452270&lds=2®ion=-1®ionfriendly=&frompage=99

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/School%20Enumerations/Html/School%201896.htm
Apparently indicates Mary C. Eshelman as Dillie's mother.


James Arthur Eshelman

From Fulton Co. Indiana Handbook - Schools P-Z - by Wendell C. and John B. Tombaugh http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Fulton%20Co.%20Handbooks/Html/Handbook%20Schools%20P-Z.htm
The page contains a complete list of the Rochester High School graduating class of 1973:
Paul Ainlay, Pam Alber, Rodney Allen, Karen Anderson, Cindy Ault, Karen Bailey, Tedd Baldwin, Monty Barts, Lee Ann Baxter, Susan Beecher, Debbie Bick, Carol Boardman, Karen Boardman, Robert Bowell, Laura Bowers, Glen Bradley, Janet Brooks, Nancy Brown, Kathi Brunn, Debbie Bryant, Tim Bunn, Liz Cardona, Diane Carroll, Larry Cheesman, Dan Cibock, Gary Clevenger, Sharon Cloud, Gary Cooper, Dianna Dawson, Debe Deeb, Matt Deering, Dave Delp, Mary Alice Delworth, Terry Denton, Karen Douglas, Betty Durham, Sandy Durkes, Denise Dyer, Deb Easterday, Jim Eshelman, Brian Figert, Becky Freyberg, Larry Freyberg, Alan Fulton, Jennie Gates, Don Gibbons, Carolyn Gochenour, Bob Goodman, Rick Greer, Debby Grimes, Regina Grube, Lynn Halterman, Mike Halterman, Jeannine Harper, Jim Hart, Mike Hartman, Phyllis Heisler, Brad Hermann, Gary Hiatt, Gary Hisey, Russell Hisey, Karen Hungerford, Corky Jones, Elaine Kamp, Kris Kanouse, Sandy Keele, Susan King, Roxann Lewis, Pat Lowe, Anna Maibauer, Rick Markley, Mike Martin, Jane Mathews, Jody McClure, Melody McCray, Jeff Miller, Kris Miller, Debbie Moore, Lois Mowrer, Debby Murphy, Chris Newell, Jo Ann Nichols, Bill Nicholson, Pat Nichlaus, Dan Norris, Rick Notz, Sandra Ogle, Mark Olinger, Jenny Overmyer, Ricky Overmyer, Brent Paulus, Deana Perdue, Sture Perrson, Steven Petersen, Richard Pike, Mike Pritchett, Melody Ray, Vicki Reeser, Pat Richards, Teddy Richard, Doug Riddle, Mary Sue Roe, Roger Rose, Barbara Sayger, Mike Schnitz, David Scott, Richard Seiwert, Vicki Shafer, Chris Shaffer, Vickie Sherrard, Debbie Showley, Jeff Sisti, Barb Smith, Holly Smith, Lael Smith, Jim Squires, Richard Stallard, Vince Stewart, David Stratton, Cynthia Strong, Dennis Strong, Patty Stumpff, Randy Stutzman, Randy Sutton, Dawn Thompson, Mark Timbers, Harry Towne, Cindy Tribby, Dianne Vojtasek, Jack Vrana, Jill Vrana, Lynda Wagoner, Debby Ward, Carolyn Warmbrod, Dan Weaver, Tonia Weller, Jim Werner, Rex White, Rhonda Wilson, Jeff Winterrowd, Robin Winterrowd, Debbie Wynn, Terri Youngstrom, Swany Zacarias, Mike Zent, Joan Dennis, Lana Duncan, Gordon Easterday, Douglas Kline, Roberta Saner, Tim Smith, Jim Swank, Mike Wagenknecht.


Joyce Linette Eshelman

From Fulton Co. Indiana Handbook - Schools P-Z - by Wendell C. and John B. Tombaugh http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Fulton%20Co.%20Handbooks/Html/Handbook%20Schools%20P-Z.htm
Brief mention of her with her Rochester High School graduating class.


Albert LeRoy Eshelman

Reference to his WW II service record, rank of Crpl, and arrival overseas - later his promotion to Sgt and transfer from England to Scotland:
http://tomrue.net/genealogy/surnames/cruise/william-cruise/Handbook%20SMen%2044.pdf


Doris Lucille Emmons

From Fulton Co. Indiana Handbook - Schools P-Z - by Wendell C. and John B. Tombaugh http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Fulton%20Co.%20Handbooks/Html/Handbook%20Schools%20P-Z.htm
Listed as "Doris Eshelman," alumnus of Talma High School 1935.


Moses Pontious

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm
He was a cabinet-maker, and had a shop at Hartsville, Ohio. Moses and Sarah came to Ind in 1869. They had five children.


Sara Ann Eberhart

Moses and Sarah came to Ind in 1869. They had five children.


Julia Ann Tribb

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm
Declares her "age 48 next birthday" at her second wedding in 1896, thus born about 1848.