Gerardus Ryker and Rachel Demaree

Gerardus Ryker (1740-1781) and Rachel Demaree (1743-1814)

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Benefiel, Fink, Gross-Hutton, Hutton, Kerr, LaBach, Ryker, Watts

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First Generation

1. Gerardus1 Ryker, son of John Rycken and Geertie Wiltsee, was born in Closter, NJ November 16, 1740. Gerardus died September 15, 1781 in "Long Run Massacre", Eastwood, KY, at 40 years of age.

He married Rachel Demaree in NY, November 20, 1762. Rachel was born in Schrallenburg, NJ November 19, 1743. Rachel was the daughter of Samuel Demaree and Leah Demarest. Rachel died 1814 in Madison, Jefferson Co., IN, at 70 years of age. She was christened in Hampton, Bucks Co., PA, April 1, 1744. At 20 years of age Rachel became the mother of John Ryker January 18, 1764. At 22 years of age Rachel became the mother of Leah Ryker November 28, 1765. At 23 years of age Rachel became the mother of Gerardus Ryker, Jr. November 4, 1767. At 25 years of age Rachel became the mother of Samuel Ryker in Closter, NJ, November 4, 1769. At 27 years of age Rachel became the mother of Charity (Geertje) Ryker August 6, 1771. At 29 years of age Rachel became the mother of Rachel Ryker in Tappan, NY, June 19, 1773. At 33 years of age Rachel became the mother of Deborah O. Ryker in Tappan, Rockland Co., NY, January 23, 1777. At 41 years of age Rachel became the mother of Peter Van Cleave in Shelby Co., KY, 1785. At 43 years of age Rachel became the mother of David Van Cleave in Shelby Co., KY, March 24, 1787. After the death of Gerardus Ryker, Rachel married John Van Cleave.

At 23 years of age Gerardus became the father of John Ryker January 18, 1764. At 25 years of age Gerardus became the father of Leah Ryker November 28, 1765. At 26 years of age Gerardus became the father of Gerardus Ryker, Jr. November 4, 1767. At 28 years of age Gerardus became the father of Samuel Ryker in Closter, NJ, November 4, 1769. At 30 years of age Gerardus became the father of Charity (Geertje) Ryker August 6, 1771. At 32 years of age Gerardus became the father of Rachel Ryker in Tappan, NY, June 19, 1773. At 36 years of age Gerardus became the father of Deborah O. Ryker in Tappan, Rockland Co., NY, January 23, 1777. Gerardus Ryker was listed as a cordwainer at the time of his marriage in New York in 1762. He immigrated to Kentucky in 1780 from Berkeley Co., VA and was part of the "Low Dutch Colony" in Shelby and Henry Counties in Kentucky. He was killed by Indians in the Long Run Massacre, also known as Floyd's Defeat, September 15, 1781 near Eastwood in Jefferson County, Kentucky. From The Kentucky Encyclopedia edited by John E. Kleber (University Press of Kentucky, 1992): LONG RUN MASSACRE. The Long Run massacre was a major incident in the series of battles in which early settlers in Kentucky fought Indians and their British allies on the western frontier during the Revolutionary War. Long Run is located near Eastwood in Jefferson County, Kentucky. In September 1781 Maj. Bland Ballard discovered Indian signs near Squire Boone's Painted Stone Station, near what is now Shelbyville. He warned the settlers there and at Beargrass Station to move to Lynn Station, which was a more secure area. For unknown reasons, Boone's and several other families delayed moving for two days. When they finally left the station on September 14, 1781, they were surrounded at Long Run Creek by a large party of Indians reinforced by British soldiers under the command of Capt. Alexander McKee. An estimated sixty people were killed by the Indians; only a handful, including Squire Boone, escaped. See Lou Catherine Ciore, "Long Run Massacre,'' Register 10 (Jan. 1912): 75-6.

Gerardus Ryker and Rachel Demaree had the following children:

child 2 i. Jacob2 Ryker was born before June 28, 1788, the first event for which there is a recorded date. He married Polly Galloway June 28, 1788.

child 3 ii. Peter Ryker was born on (birth date unknown).

child 4 iii. John Ryker was born January 18, 1764. John died November 22, 1848 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 84 years of age. He married twice. He married Mary Van Cleave June 16, 1784. He married Amelia Littlejohn in Jefferson Co., IN, July 31, 1838.

child 5 iv. Leah Ryker was born November 28, 1765. Leah died November 24, 1844 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 78 years of age. She married twice. She married Emanuel Meddick in Kentucky, March, 1787. She married James Crockett May, 1829.

child 6 v. Gerardus Ryker, Jr. was born November 4, 1767. Gerardus died January 7, 1839 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 71 years of age. He married twice. He married Mary Leah Van Cleave. Mary was born in Rowan Co., NC 1767. Mary was the daughter of John Van Cleave and Mary Shepherd. He married Leah Smock in Mercer Co., KY, May 5, 1791.

child + 7 vi. Samuel Ryker was born November 4, 1769.

child 8 vii. Charity (Geertje) Ryker was born August 6, 1771. She married Vincent Robbins December 22, 1787.

child 9 viii. Rachel Ryker was born in Tappan, NY June 19, 1773. Rachel died October 28, 1861 in Wapello Co., IA, at 88 years of age. Her body was interred in Mars Hill Cemetery, Wapello Co., IA. She married three times. She married Henry Houghland in Shelby Co., KY, January 5, 1791. Henry Houghland was killed by Indians before December 13, 1793.

She married William Robbins December 13, 1793. William Robbins was killed by Indians before November 8, 1797.

She married Samuel Smock in Shelby Co., KY, November 18, 1797. Samuel was born in Berkeley Co., VA October 7, 1776. Samuel died July 5, 1833 in Madison, IN, at 56 years of age. Samuel V. Smock was born Berkeley County, Va., Oct 7, 1776. He married Rachel Ryker November 8, 1797 in Shelby County, Ky. Rachel Ryker had been married first to Henry Hoagland,who was killed by Indians. She then married William Robins, who was also killed by Indians. Both husbands left her with small children. The family of Samuel V. Smock and Rachel Ryker Smock moved from Shelby Co. Ky in 1805, to an area about three miles southwest of Hanover, In. The area became known as Smock's Big Springs. There was only one family of whites living nearer than 14 miles, but were lots of Indians. The white family was Mason Watt's. Samuel V. Smock was the first Justice of the Peace and first commissioned Postmaster within the present bounds ofJefferson County. He was a Lieutenant Colonel of Militia in the war of 1812. He was a farmer and lawyer, and one of the founders of the town of Hanover, and of Hanover College. He was a delegate to Corydon, Indiana in 1816 for the writing of the Constitution of the State of Indiana. He died on July 5, 1833, in Madison, Indiana. Rachel Ryker Smock was born June 19, 1773, in Tappan, New York and died Oct 28, 1861 in Wappelo County, Iowa. From Articles Titled "Reminiscences of JOHN SMOCK, of Hanover Township, and appearing in The Madison Courier from Jun 28, 1874 through Jul 3, 1874. John Smock was the son of Samuel Smock and Rachel Ryker.

child + 10 ix. Deborah O. Ryker was born January 23, 1777.

Second Generation

7. Samuel2 Ryker (Gerardus1) was born in Closter, NJ November 4, 1769. Samuel died 1833 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 63 years of age. His body was interred in family cemetery near Canaan, Jefferson Co., IN.

He married twice. He married Barbara Fullenwider in Jefferson Co., KY, May 5, 1790. Barbara was born 1771. Barbara was the daughter of Henry Fullenwider and Barbara. Barbara died June 19, 1829 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 57 years of age. Her body was interred in Jefferson Co., IN. At 19 years of age Barbara became the mother of Peter Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, June 28, 1791. Barbara became the mother of William Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1792. At 21 years of age Barbara became the mother of Rachel Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, February 12, 1793. Barbara became the mother of John J. Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1795. Barbara became the mother of Anna Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1797. Barbara became the mother of Martha Jane Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1799. Barbara became the mother of Jacob Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1802. Barbara became the mother of Deborah Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1804. At 34 years of age Barbara became the mother of Samuel Ryker, Jr. in Shelby Co., KY, February 7, 1806. At 37 years of age Barbara became the mother of Amy Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, July 2, 1808. He married Margaret Corrothers in Jefferson Co., IN, May 4, 1830. Margaret was born ca 1769. Margaret became the mother of Elizabeth Holton ca 1802. At 36 years of age Margaret became the mother of Margaret Kincaid Holton Buncombe Co., NC, October 26, 1805. Margaret Holton moved to Ripley Co., IN about 1820. She receeived 80 acres from the U.S. government there in 1821.

At 21 years of age Samuel became the father of Peter Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, June 28, 1791. Samuel became the father of William Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1792. At 23 years of age Samuel became the father of Rachel Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, February 12, 1793. Samuel became the father of John J. Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1795. Samuel became the father of Anna Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1797. Samuel became the father of Martha Jane Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1799. Samuel became the father of Jacob Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1802. Samuel became the father of Deborah Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, ca 1804. At 36 years of age Samuel became the father of Samuel Ryker, Jr. in Shelby Co., KY, February 7, 1806. At 38 years of age Samuel became the father of Amy Ryker in Shelby Co., KY, July 2, 1808. Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Shelby County, Kentucky. In the 1810 Census for Shelby County, Kentucky, Samuel Ryker was listed with 3 white males under 10, 3 16-26, 1 26-45, 3 white females under 10, and 2 white females 10-16.

Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Jefferson County, Indiana. Samuel Ryker is in the 1820 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana with 1 white male 10-15, 1 19-25, 1 over 44, 1 white female under 10, 1 10-15, and 1 over 44. Two persons were engaged in agriculture.

Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Jefferson County, Indiana. Samuel Ryker, Sr. is listed in the 1830 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana with 1 white male 60-70 and 1 white female 60-70.

Samuel Ryker and Barbara Fullenwider had the following children:

child 11 i. Peter3 Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY June 28, 1791. Peter died January 22, 1875 in Ripley Co., IN, at 83 years of age. His body was interred Bethel Cemetery, Jennings Co., IN. He married three times. He married Susanna Caplinger. Susanna died July 10, 1825. He married Sarah Lewis. Sarah died July 6, 1856. He married Mary (Lewis) Willson.

child 12 ii. William Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY ca 1792.

child 13 iii. Rachel Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY February 12, 1793. Rachel died March 12, 1831 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 38 years of age. She married John Weatherford in Shelby Co., KY, February 28, 1811.

child 14 iv. John J. Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY ca 1795. John died ca 1824 in Indiana. He married Nancy Ledgerwood in Jefferson Co., IN, March 2, 1816. Nancy died 1836.

child + 15 v. Anna Ryker was born ca 1797.

child 16 vi. Martha Jane Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY ca 1799. Martha died before October, 1832. She married Samuel Caplinger September 18, 1817.

child 17 vii. Jacob Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY ca 1802. Jacob died before October, 1832. He married Mary Jane Bergen in Jefferson Co., IN, June 7, 1821.

child 18 viii. Deborah Ryker was born in Shelby Co., KY ca 1804. Her body was interred in Old Round Pairie Cemetery, Yellow Springs Twp., Lee Co., IA. She married George W. Bergen 1818.

child + 19 ix. Samuel Ryker, Jr. was born February 7, 1806.

child + 20 x. Amy Ryker was born July 2, 1808.

10. Deborah O.2 Ryker (Gerardus1) was born in Tappan, Rockland Co., NY January 23, 1777. Deborah died ca 1837 in Ripley Co., IN. Her body was interred in Mavety Cemetery, near Rexville, IN.

She married Mason Watts in Shelby County, KY, June 18, 1793. Mason was born in Fauquier Co., VA 1757. Mason was the son of Thomas Watts and Lydia Thornton. Mason died March 12, 1850 in Jennings Co., IN, at 92 years of age. At 36 years of age Mason became the father of Lydia B. Watts in Shelby Co., KY, May 4, 1794. At 38 years of age Mason became the father of Sarah Watts in Shelby Co., KY, February 4, 1796. At 39 years of age Mason became the father of Rachel Watts in Shelby Co., KY, December 12, 1796. At 41 years of age Mason became the father of Mary Polly Watts in Shelby Co., KY, January 27, 1799. At 43 years of age Mason became the father of Rhoda Watts in Shelby Co., KY, December 28, 1800. At 45 years of age Mason became the father of David Watts in Shelby Co., KY, December 8, 1802. At 49 years of age Mason became the father of Margaret Watts in Shelby Co., KY, January 15, 1807. At 50 years of age Mason became the father of John Watts February 13, 1808. At 50 years of age Mason became the father of James Alexander Watts in Shelby Co., KY, February 13, 1808. At 52 years of age Mason became the father of Charity Watts in IN, November 6, 1809. At 54 years of age Mason became the father of Thomas B. Watts in IN, December 1, 1811. At 55 years of age Mason became the father of Deborah Ann Watts in IN, June 7, 1813. At 58 years of age Mason became the father of Mason Watts in IN, November 5, 1815. At 61 years of age Mason became the father of Peter V. Watts in IN, May 13, 1819.

At 17 years of age Deborah became the mother of Lydia B. Watts in Shelby Co., KY, May 4, 1794. At 19 years of age Deborah became the mother of Sarah Watts in Shelby Co., KY, February 4, 1796. At 19 years of age Deborah became the mother of Rachel Watts in Shelby Co., KY, December 12, 1796. At 22 years of age Deborah became the mother of Mary Polly Watts in Shelby Co., KY, January 27, 1799. At 23 years of age Deborah became the mother of Rhoda Watts in Shelby Co., KY, December 28, 1800. At 25 years of age Deborah became the mother of David Watts in Shelby Co., KY, December 8, 1802. At 29 years of age Deborah became the mother of Margaret Watts in Shelby Co., KY, January 15, 1807. At 31 years of age Deborah became the mother of John Watts February 13, 1808. At 31 years of age Deborah became the mother of James Alexander Watts in Shelby Co., KY, February 13, 1808. At 32 years of age Deborah became the mother of Charity Watts in IN, November 6, 1809. At 34 years of age Deborah became the mother of Thomas B. Watts in IN, December 1, 1811. At 36 years of age Deborah became the mother of Deborah Ann Watts in IN, June 7, 1813. At 38 years of age Deborah became the mother of Mason Watts in IN, November 5, 1815. At 42 years of age Deborah became the mother of Peter V. Watts in IN, May 13, 1819.

Deborah O. Ryker and Mason Watts had the following children:

child 21 i. Lydia B.3 Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY May 4, 1794. She married Daniel Sullivan in Clark Co., IN, September 21, 1809. Daniel was born ca 1790.

child 22 ii. Sarah Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY February 4, 1796. Sarah died February 6, 1796 in Shelby Co., KY, at less than one year of age.

child 23 iii. Rachel Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY December 12, 1796. Rachel died March 16, 1889 in Wise Hollow, Brown Co., IN, at 92 years of age. She married James W. Wise in Jefferson Co., IN, December 25, 1814. James was born in MD ca 1790. James died September 26, 1880 in Wise Hollow, Brown Co., IN, at 90 years of age.

child 24 iv. Mary Polly Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY January 27, 1799. Mary died before 1840. She married James Stephens in Jefferson Co., IN, April 20, 1817. James was born ca 1795. James died before 1877.

child 25 v. Rhoda Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY December 28, 1800. She married William Pretherow in Jefferson Co., IN, August 13, 1819. William was born August 13, 1794.

child 26 vi. David Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY December 8, 1802. David died November 8, 1877 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 74 years of age. He married Nancy Ross in Ripley Co., IN, September 23, 1824. Nancy was born ca 1807.

child 27 vii. Margaret Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY January 15, 1807. She married twice. She married James Mavity in Ripley Co., IN, September 13, 1825. James was born ca 1800. James was the son of Michael Mavity. She married George Summa in Brown Co., IN, January 25, 1846. George was born in NC ca 1805. George died August 13, 1884 in Jackson Co., IN, at 79 years of age.

child 28 viii. John Watts was born February 13, 1808.

child 29 ix. James Alexander Watts was born in Shelby Co., KY February 13, 1808.

child 30 x. Charity Watts was born in IN November 6, 1809. Charity died ca 1840. She married Morton Mavity in Ripley Co., IN, October 21, 1828. Morton was born in Franklin, VA ca 1800. Morton was the son of Michael Mavity. Morton died after 1850 in Brown Co., IN.

child 31 xi. Thomas B. Watts was born in IN December 1, 1811. Thomas died after 1849 in Bond, IL. He married twice. He married Elizabeth Carter in Ripley Co., IN, March 13, 1830. Elizabeth was born ca 1805. Elizabeth died before 1846 in IN. He married Margaret Mead ca 1846.

child 32 xii. Deborah Ann Watts was born in IN June 7, 1813. Deborah died ca 1842 in Jennings Co., IN. Her body was interred in Brush Creek Cem., Jennings Co., IN. She married Daniel Parkes in Ripley Co., IN, November 1, 1830.

child 33 xiii. Mason Watts was born in IN November 5, 1815. Mason died May 27, 1865 in Nashville, Brown Co., IN, at 49 years of age. He married Elizabeth McLeary in Decatur Co., IN, February 20, 1834. Elizabeth was born in Kentucky 1819.

child 34 xiv. Peter V. Watts was born in IN May 13, 1819. Peter died October 20, 1897 in Butlerville, Jennings Co., IN, at 78 years of age. He married Eleanor Durbin in Ripley Co., IN, October 4, 1838. Eleanor was born in IN February 5, 1816. Eleanor died October 18, 1894 in Jennings Co., IN, at 78 years of age.

Third Generation

15. Anna3 Ryker (Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Shelby Co., KY ca 1797. Anna died ca 1820.

She married George Washington Benefiel in Jefferson Co., IN, August 12, 1816. George was born in Shelby Co., KY January 8, 1795. George was the son of George Eli Benefiel and Mary Buchanan. George died April 14, 1854 New Market, IN, at 59 years of age. At 22 years of age George became the father of James Harvey Benefiel 1817. At 24 years of age George became the father of Samuel Ryker Benefiel in Jefferson Co., In, February 21, 1819. At 31 years of age George became the father of Sarah Ann Benefiel 1826. At 32 years of age George became the father of Martha Jane Benefiel September 1, 1827. At 34 years of age George became the father of Mary Buchanan Benefiel 1829. At 36 years of age George became the father of Martha Jane Benefiel 1831. At 37 years of age George became the father of Elizabeth S. Benefiel in IN, November 20, 1832. At 39 years of age George became the father of Eliza Ellen Benefiel 1834. At 41 years of age George became the father of William Henry Benefiel November 7, 1836. At 43 years of age George became the father of Lydia Benefiel 1838. At 46 years of age George became the father of Amanda Hester Benefiel 1841. At 48 years of age George became the father of Julia Eastman Benefiel 1843. At 50 years of age George became the father of George Washington Benefiel 1845. At 52 years of age George became the father of Harriet Newell Benefiel 1847.

At 20 years of age Anna became the mother of James Harvey Benefiel 1817. At 21 years of age Anna became the mother of Samuel Ryker Benefiel in Jefferson Co., In, February 21, 1819.

Anna Ryker and George Washington Benefiel had the following children:

child 35 i. James Harvey4 Benefiel was born 1817. James died 1887 at 70 years of age.

child 36 ii. Samuel Ryker Benefiel was born in Jefferson Co., In February 21, 1819. Samuel died June 4, 1819 at less than one year of age.

19. Samuel3 Ryker, Jr. (Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Shelby Co., KY February 7, 1806. Samuel died June 24, 1843 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 37 years of age. His body was interred in Jefferson Co., IN.

He married Margaret Kincaid Holton in Jefferson Co., IN, September 15, 1825. Margaret was born Buncombe Co., NC October 26, 1805. Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Holton and Margaret Corrothers. Margaret died September 6, 1887 in Linneus, MO, at 81 years of age. Her body was interred in Bethel Church Cemetery, west of Linneus, MO. At 20 years of age Margaret became the mother of Joseph Holton Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, October 8, 1826. At 22 years of age Margaret became the mother of John Franklin Ryker in Canaan, IN, September 25, 1828. At 25 years of age Margaret became the mother of Mary Ellen Ryker March 22, 1831. At 27 years of age Margaret became the mother of William H. Ryker in Jefferson County, IN, October 15, 1833. At 30 years of age Margaret became the mother of Sarah Anne Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, February 10, 1836. At 33 years of age Margaret became the mother of Amanda Jane Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, January 12, 1839. At 35 years of age Margaret became the mother of Margaret Caroline Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, August 1, 1841. Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Margaret Ryker is listed in the 1850 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Shelby Township, with herself listed as a white female 44 born in North Carolina with $1,770 worth of real estate. Also listed are William H. Ryker, age 16 (farmer); Sarah A. Ryker, 14 (attended school within the year); Amanda J. Ryker 11 (attended school within the year); Margaret C. Ryker, 9; Joseph H. Ryker, age 23 (farmer); Eliza S. Ryker, 20; and Robert S. Ryker 9/12. All were born in Indiana except Margaret Ryker who was born in North Carolina.

Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Margaret Holton Ryker is listed on the 1860 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Shelby Township, as age 55, born in North Carolina, with personal property worth $150.

Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Linn Co., MO. Margaret Ryker was listed in the 1880 Census for Linn County, Clay Township in the household of John W. Benefiel as a white female, 74, born in North Carolina. Her parents were both born in North Carolina.

Samuel's occupation: Physician. At 20 years of age Samuel became the father of Joseph Holton Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, October 8, 1826. At 22 years of age Samuel became the father of John Franklin Ryker in Canaan, IN, September 25, 1828. Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Jefferson County, Indiana. Samuel Ryker, Jr. is listed in the 1830 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana with 2 white males under 5, 1 20-30, and 1 white female 15-20. The 1 white female 15-20 must have been a mistake as it should read 20-30.

At 25 years of age Samuel became the father of Mary Ellen Ryker March 22, 1831. At 27 years of age Samuel became the father of William H. Ryker in Jefferson County, IN, October 15, 1833. At 30 years of age Samuel became the father of Sarah Anne Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, February 10, 1836. At 32 years of age Samuel became the father of Amanda Jane Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, January 12, 1839. Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Jefferson County, Indiana. Samuel Ryker, Jr. was listed in the 1840 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana in Shelby Township with 1 white male 5-10, 2 10-15, 2 white females under 5, 1 5-10, and 1 20-30. Two persons were engaged in agriculture.

At 35 years of age Samuel became the father of Margaret Caroline Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, August 1, 1841.

Samuel Ryker, Jr. and Margaret Kincaid Holton had the following children:

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child + 37 i. Joseph Holton4 Ryker was born October 8, 1826.

child 38 ii. John Franklin Ryker was born in Canaan, IN September 25, 1828. John died January 19, 1892 in Cedar Rapids, IA, at 63 years of age. He married Ann Rebecca Mitchell in Cedar Rapids, IA, October 11, 1849.

child 39 iii. Mary Ellen Ryker was born March 22, 1831. Mary died 1890 at 59 years of age. She married George W. McLaughlin January 17, 1850.

child 40 iv. William H. Ryker was born in Jefferson County, IN October 15, 1833. William died March 3, 1880 in Montgomery Co., IN, at 46 years of age.

child 41 v. Sarah Anne Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN February 10, 1836. Sarah died March 16, 1880 in Linneus, MO, at 44 years of age. She married John W. Benefiel December 4, 1856.

child + 42 vi. Amanda Jane Ryker was born January 12, 1839.

child 43 vii. Margaret Caroline Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN August 1, 1841. Margaret died September 6, 1887 at 46 years of age. She married Samuel A. McClelland in Jefferson Co., IN, January 24, 1860.

20. Amy3 Ryker (Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Shelby Co., KY July 2, 1808. Amy died July 13, 1845 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 37 years of age.

She married Robert Benefiel in Jefferson Co., IN, May 12, 1831. Robert was born in Kentucky November 29, 1787. Robert was the son of George Eli Benefiel and Mary Buchanan. Robert died April 8, 1860 in Jefferson Co., IN, at 72 years of age. His body was interred in Jefferson Church Cemetery. At 27 years of age Robert became the father of Ruthann Benefiel 1815. At 29 years of age Robert became the father of George W. Benefiel 1817. At 32 years of age Robert became the father of John Benefiel January 18, 1820. At 34 years of age Robert became the father of Clark Benefiel 1822. At 37 years of age Robert became the father of Robert N. Benefiel 1825. At 41 years of age Robert became the father of William B. Benefiel December 8, 1828. At 44 years of age Robert became the father of Nancy Esther Benefiel July 25, 1832. At 45 years of age Robert became the father of Jesse Baxter Benefiel 1833. At 48 years of age Robert became the father of Amanda Jane Benefiel 1836. At 50 years of age Robert became the father of Margaret Eliza Benefiel 1838. At 55 years of age Robert became the father of Barbara Ann Benefiel 1843. At 57 years of age Robert became the father of Mary Benefiel June 17, 1845. At 57 years of age Robert became the father of Sarah Benefiel June 17, 1845.

At 24 years of age Amy became the mother of Nancy Esther Benefiel July 25, 1832. At 24 years of age Amy became the mother of Jesse Baxter Benefiel 1833. At 27 years of age Amy became the mother of Amanda Jane Benefiel 1836. At 29 years of age Amy became the mother of Margaret Eliza Benefiel 1838. At 34 years of age Amy became the mother of Barbara Ann Benefiel 1843. At 36 years of age Amy became the mother of Mary Benefiel June 17, 1845. At 36 years of age Amy became the mother of Sarah Benefiel June 17, 1845.

Amy Ryker and Robert Benefiel had the following children:

child 44 i. Nancy Esther4 Benefiel was born July 25, 1832. Nancy died August 20, 1832 at less than one year of age.

child 45 ii. Jesse Baxter Benefiel was born 1833. Jesse died 1908 at 75 years of age.

child 46 iii. Amanda Jane Benefiel was born 1836.

child 47 iv. Margaret Eliza Benefiel was born 1838.

child 48 v. Barbara Ann Benefiel was born 1843. Barbara died 1862 at 19 years of age.

child 49 vi. Mary Benefiel was born June 17, 1845. Mary died July 3, 1845 at less than one year of age.

child 50 vii. Sarah Benefiel was born June 17, 1845. Sarah died July 3, 1845 at less than one year of age.

Fourth Generation

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37. Joseph Holton4 Ryker (Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Jefferson Co., IN October 8, 1826. Joseph died July 14, 1880 in Hanover, IN, at 53 years of age. His body was interred in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, IN.

He married Eliza Stuart McLelland in Jefferson Co., IN, November 2, 1848. Eliza was born in Jefferson Co., IN April 9, 1830. Eliza was the daughter of Robert McLelland and Esther Campbell Benefiel. Eliza died April 16, 1918 in near Hanover, IN, at 88 years of age. Her body was interred in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, IN. At 19 years of age Eliza became the mother of Robert Samuel Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, November 19, 1849. At 22 years of age Eliza became the mother of Cornelia Esther Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, December 11, 1852. At 25 years of age Eliza became the mother of William Edward Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, August 7, 1855. At 28 years of age Eliza became the mother of Charles Albert Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, January 21, 1859. At 31 years of age Eliza became the mother of John Newton Ryker in Indianapolis, IN, April 8, 1862. At 34 years of age Eliza became the mother of Margaret Emma Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, December 4, 1864. At 40 years of age Eliza became the mother of Clifton James Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, October 23, 1870. Eliza was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Eliza S. Ryker is listed in the 1900 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Hanover Township, as a white female, widow, farmer, age 71, born April, 1829 with son Samuel, white, male, carpenter, age 40, born November, 1849. Eliza was born in Kentucky. Both her parents were born in Kentucky. The farm is owned but mortgaged.

At 23 years of age Joseph became the father of Robert Samuel Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, November 19, 1849. Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Joseph H. Ryker is listed in the 1850 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Shelby Township, as a farmer, age 23. Also listed in the same househiold were Margaret Ryker listed as a white female 44 born in North Carolina with $1,770 worth of real estate, William H. Ryker, age 16 (farmer); Sarah A. Ryker, 14 (attended school within the year); Amanda J. Ryker 11 (attended school within the year); Margaret C. Ryker, 9; Eliza S. Ryker, 20; and Robert S. Ryker 9/12. All were born in Indiana except Margaret Ryker who was born in North Carolina.

At 26 years of age Joseph became the father of Cornelia Esther Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, December 11, 1852. At 28 years of age Joseph became the father of William Edward Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, August 7, 1855. At 32 years of age Joseph became the father of Charles Albert Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, January 21, 1859. Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Joseph Holton Ryker was listed on the 1860 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Shelby Township, as a farmer, age 34, born in Indiana with real estate worth $600 and personal property worth $2,700. Also listed were his wife, Eliza, age 30, born in Indiana; Robert S., age 10; Cornelia E., age 8; William E., age 5; and Charles A., age 1. All persons listed were born in Indiana.

At 35 years of age Joseph became the father of John Newton Ryker in Indianapolis, IN, April 8, 1862. At 38 years of age Joseph became the father of Margaret Emma Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, December 4, 1864. Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Jefferson Co, IN. Joseph Ryker is listed in the 1870 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Shelby Township, as a white, male, farmer age 43 with wife Eliza, age 40 and children Robert, 20, works on farm; William, 15; Charles, 11; John, 8; and Margaret, 5. All of them were born in Indiana. Joseph had real estate worth $4,000 and personal property worth $1,200.

At 44 years of age Joseph became the father of Clifton James Ryker in Jefferson Co., IN, October 23, 1870. Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census in Jefferson Co., IN. Joseph H. Ryker is listed in the 1880 Census for Jefferson County, Indiana, Hanover Township, as a farmer, age 52, with wife, Eliza S., age 50; son Newton, age 18; daughter Margaret, age 15; and son Clifton, age 9. All are listed as born in Indiana. Joseph H. Ryker is listed as sick or disabled with consumption. The parents of Eliza S. are listed as born in Kentucky as is the father of Joseph H. Ryker. The mother of Joseph H. Ryker is listed as born in North Carolina. The census was done June 8 and June 15, 1880. His biography written by my father, Parker LaBach: Joseph Holton Ryker, the son of Samuel Ryker, Jr. and Margaret Kincaid Holton, was born on the family farm near Canaan, Indiana, Oct. 8, 1826. Joseph Holton Ryker attended Hanover College, at Hanover, Indiana for a time in 1840 but had to withdraw to help his father who died in 1843, and take care of his mother and younger members of the family. He married Eliza Stewart McLeland, the daughter of Robert McLeland and Esther Benefiel, Nov. 2, 1848. After his marriage he remained on the family farm in the Canaan neighborhood until in 1878 he puchased the home on Ryker's Point across the valley south of the college. The Ryker's Point farm which he purchased near Hanover was across a deep ravine below Crowe Falls, and south of the college campus, in Sec. 13, T3N, R9E. Original patent to part of this land was issued to Christopher Harrison by the land office at Jeffersonville on Aug. 13, 1812. A patent to the SO 1/4 of Sec. 13 was issued to George Shannon at Jeffersonville on Dec. 30, 1815. Christopher Harrison sold his part to Capt. George Logan in 1817 and moved to Salem. The old brick house occupied by the Logan family for many years stood a short distance from the Ryker home. The Ryker house was a large brick English Colonial two story structure built by Prof. S. Harrison Thomson, of the Hanover College faculty, who surveyed the first "pike" from Madison to Hanover. The Ryker farm home, located on "Ryker's Point" was noted for having one of the most beautiful views of river and hills anywhere along the Ohio river. Most of the present Hanover cemetery was acquired from the western end of the Ryker farm. Joseph Holton Ryker bought the Ryker's Point farm with the expectation that he could also acquire some good river bottom land adjoining it, but this deal fell through. He found it necessary to spend a good deal of time away from home engaged in the timber buying business in order to support his family. He served in the 55th Indiana volunteers during the Civil War. He served mostly on guard duty in Kentucky, and saw no actual combat service; but exposure and other hadships of army life were too much for his none too rugged constitution and he remained in rather poor health for the remainder of his life, although he continued to work. Joseph Holton Ryker died in 1880. After his death, his widow supplemented her income from the farm by providing rooming accomodations for many Hanover College students, the last being her grandson, Carey Ryker Macdonnell, who stayed at the home on Ryker's Point during one year of preparatory work in the Academy and three of his four years of college, between 1908-1912.

Joseph Holton Ryker and Eliza Stuart McLelland had the following children:

child 51 i. Robert Samuel5 Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN November 19, 1849. Robert died March 24, 1922 at 72 years of age. His body was interred in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, IN.

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child + 52 ii. Cornelia Esther Ryker was born December 11, 1852.

child 53 iii. William Edward Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN August 7, 1855. William died January 24, 1925 in Ripley Co., IN, at 69 years of age. His body was interred in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, IN.

child 54 iv. Charles Albert Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN January 21, 1859. Charles died June 20, 1914 in Wichita, KS, at 55 years of age. His body was interred E. Side Cemetery, Hutchinson, KS. He married Amy Emaline Dickinson in Burlington, KS, May 9, 1883.

child 55 v. John Newton Ryker was born in Indianapolis, IN April 8, 1862. John died April 7, 1928 in St. Paul, MN, at 65 years of age.

child 56 vi. Margaret Emma Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN December 4, 1864. Margaret died May 13, 1948 in Galena, MO, at 83 years of age. Her body was interred in New City Cemetery, California, MO. She married Thomas Meade Macdonnell in Hanover, IN, July 31, 1889.

child 57 vii. Clifton James Ryker was born in Jefferson Co., IN October 23, 1870. Clifton died in Biloxi, MS. He married Elizabeth Cooter in Hutchinson, KS, May 11, 1902.

42. Amanda Jane4 Ryker (Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Jefferson Co., IN January 12, 1839. Amanda died January 27, 1911 Medicine Lodge, KS, at 72 years of age.

She married William Harvey Benefiel in Jefferson Co., IN, February 18, 1858. William was born Boone Co., IN December 17, 1837. William was the son of Samuel M. Benefiel and Elizabeth Caldwell. William died November 27, 1913 Medicine Lodge, KS, at 75 years of age.

Amanda Jane Ryker and William Harvey Benefiel had the following children:

child 58 i. William Samuel5 Benefiel was born on (birth date unknown).

child 59 ii. Elizabeth Ellen Benefiel was born on (birth date unknown).

child 60 iii. Margaret Jane Benefiel was born on (birth date unknown).

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52. Cornelia Esther5 Ryker (Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Jefferson Co., IN December 11, 1852. Cornelia died September 14, 1925 in St. Louis, MO, at 72 years of age. Her body was interred in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, IN.

She married James Mayer LaBach in Jefferson Co., IN, June 23, 1870. James was born in Chambersburg, PA June 6, 1845. James was the son of Samuel Harrison Laubach and Anna Catherine Mayer. James died November 1, 1919 in Madison, IN, at 74 years of age. His body was interred in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, IN. James's occupation: Minister. At 25 years of age James became the father of James Oscar LaBach New Castle, IN, April 22, 1871. At 27 years of age James became the father of Paul Mayer LaBach in Leavenworth, IN, October 3, 1872. At 30 years of age James became the father of Anna LaBach in Amboy, IL, February 18, 1876. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Hamilton Co., OH. James M. LaBach is listed in the 1900 Census for Hamilton County, Ohio, Miami township, page 84A, as a white male Presbyterian minister, age 54, born June, 1845. His father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Virginia. His wife is Cornelia E. LaBach, a white female, age 44, born in Indiana whose parents were also born in Indiana. She has been married 30 years and has had three children of which two are currently living. The couple is renting a home.

James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Hamilton Co., OH. James M. LaBach is listed in the 1910 Census for Hamilton County, Ohio as a white male, minister of the Presbyterian Church, age 64, with wife Cornelia E., age 57, and son Paul M., civil engineer, age 36. James M. was born in Pennsylvania as was his father. His mother was born in Virginia. Cornelia E. was born in Indiana as was her father. Her mother was born in Kentucky. Paul M. was born in Indiana. James and Cornelia were married 39 years. Cornelia had 3 children with 2 living. The family was renting their home. James Mayer LaBach served in the Union Army from Pennsylvania during the Civil War with the rank of Sergeant and participated in the battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, South Mountain, Chancellorsville and others. After the Civil War he became a Presbyterian minister and served churches in Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. He was the Pastor of the Crittenden Presbyterian Church in Grant County, Kentucky around the turn of the century. After the Civil War he changed the spelling of his name from Laubach to LaBach for reasons not now known. Copy of obituary notice. Publication and date unknown. Clipping in papers of Paul Mayer LaBach.

DEATHS IN THE MINISTRY

Rev. James M. LaBach, D.D., of Hanover, Ind., died on Nov. 1st, after several years of invalidism, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was born in Chambersburg, Pa., June 6, 1845, graduated at Lane Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1870 by the Presbytery of Whitewater. His charges were at Leavenworth, Ind., Morris, Ill., Amboy, Ill., Burlington, Kan., Geneva, O., Knoxville, Tenn., Crittenden, Ky., Cincinnati North Church, Cleves, O., and Montgomery, O. He married Miss Cornelia Riker, of Hanover, Ind., who, with two sons and a grandson, survives him. A few years since they went to Hanover to make their home, where, being disabled by a fall, he was laid aside from further active service. He was a lovable, evangelical, useful man and minister, held in high esteem for his faithful and successful labors, and beloved by all who knew him.

At 18 years of age Cornelia became the mother of James Oscar LaBach New Castle, IN, April 22, 1871. At 19 years of age Cornelia became the mother of Paul Mayer LaBach in Leavenworth, IN, October 3, 1872. At 23 years of age Cornelia became the mother of Anna LaBach in Amboy, IL, February 18, 1876.

Cornelia Esther Ryker and James Mayer LaBach had the following children:

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child + 61 i. James Oscar6 LaBach was born April 22, 1871.

child 62 ii. Paul Mayer LaBach was born in Leavenworth, IN October 3, 1872. Paul died October 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA, at 85 years of age. His body was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC. Paul's occupation: Engineer. Paul graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and later joined the Army. He served in the Spanish-American War. While serving in World War I he was responsible for providing water supplies for railroads in France. He later worked as a civil engineer for the Rock Island Railroad.

child 63 iii. Anna LaBach was born in Amboy, IL February 18, 1876. Anna died September 27, 1878 in Burlington, KS, at 2 years of age.

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61. James Oscar6 LaBach (Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born New Castle, IN April 22, 1871. James died September 1, 1922 Lexington, KY, at 51 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery.

He married Mary Shepherd Parker in Asheville, NC, October 10, 1917. Mary was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY October 1, 1880. Mary was the daughter of Watts Parker and Elizabeth "Bettie" Burgin. Mary died March 19, 1973 Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, at 92 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery. At 38 years of age Mary became the mother of James Parker LaBach Lexington, KY, December 10, 1918. At 40 years of age Mary became the mother of Mary LaBach Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, October 24, 1920. A census listed Mary as head of household in Fayette Co., KY, 1930. Mary P. LaBach is listed in the 1930 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky as a widow, age 49, born in Kentucky with a home worth $8,000. Also listed is son, Parker, age 11, and daughter, Mary, age 9. Obituary from the Lexington Herald: LaBach, Mrs. Mary Shepherd Parker of 128 South Ashland Avenue, widow of Prof. James Oscar LaBach, died 8 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital. She was a life long resident of Lexington, daughter of the late Judge Watts and Bettie Burgin Parker, received her education at Sayre College and Nazareth College, was a member of Christ Church Episcopal and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Survivors are a son, Dr. James Parker LaBach, Spruce Pine, N. Carolina; a daughter, Mrs. John H. Kerr Jr, Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Parker Hopkins, Lexington; seven grandchildren, Dr. William Anderson LaBach, Mrs. John J. Hutton, James Parker LaBach Jr., Frederick Avery LaBach, John Hervey Kerr III, Mary Shepherd Kerr and Bettie LaBach Kerr; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ Church Espiscopal, by Rev. Moutrie McIntosh and Rev. Franklin O. Johnson officiating, burial in Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.

James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Hamilton Co., OH. James O. LaBach is in the 1900 Census for Hamilton County, Ohio in the 28th Ward, Precinct A, as a white male analytical chemist, age 29, born in Indiana in April, 1871. He is a boarder.

James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Fayette Co., KY. James O. LaBach is listed in the 1910 Census for Fayette County, Kentucky as a male white Professor of Chemistry, age 39, born in Indiana. His father was born in Kentucky and his mother in Indiana.

At 47 years of age James became the father of James Parker LaBach Lexington, KY, December 10, 1918. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census in Fayette County, Kentucky. James O. LaBach is listed in the 1920 Census as a male white, age 44, born in Indiana. Also listed is Mary P., 32, born in Kentucky, and James P., 1 9/12, born in Kentucky. James O. LaBach's father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Indiana. He was listed as a chemist employed at the Experiment Station. Both parents of Mary P. LaBach were born in Kentucky.

At 49 years of age James became the father of Mary LaBach Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, October 24, 1920. Copy of obituary notice, Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 1, 1922.

DR. J.O. LA BACH PASSES TO REST Director Of Experiment Station Public Service Laboratories Had Been Ill A Month

Dr. James Oscar LaBach, director of public service laboratories at the Kentucky Experiment Station, with which he had been connected since 1901, died at 1 o'clock this morning at his home, 128 South Ashland avenue, after a month's illness.

Dr. LaBach is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Mary Shepherd Parker of Lexington; two children; his mother Mrs. Cornelia LaBach, and a brother, Major Paul LaBach.

Professor LaBach was born in Newcastle, Ind., April 22, 1871, a son of Dr. James Mayer and Mrs. Cornelia Ryker LaBach. He was a graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., and the University of Tennessee, where he received the degree of Master of Science. He was assistant chemist in food nutrition work at the University of Tennessee from 1895 to 1897.

In 1897, Professor LaBach became chemist for the Proctor and Gamble Company in Cincinnati and remained in their employ until 1901. In that year he became chief chemist of the Kentucky Food and Drug Control Laboratories with headquarters at the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Kentucky.

Professor LaBach became head of the food and drug control department in 1916, holding this position until 1918. Since 1918 he has been director of laboratories of the Kentucky State Board of Health.

Professor LaBach was a Democrat in politics, a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was author of numerous reports and bulletins published by the State of Kentucky and by the United States Government.

The funeral services will take place at the residence, 128 South Ashland Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. T.L. Settle officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Lexington Cemetery.

RESOLUTION OF EXPERIMENT STATION COUNCIL:

The Experiment Station council adopted the following reolutions at a called meeting Friday: "The Experiment Station staff learns with regret of the death of Professor James Oscar LaBach, for many years chief chemist of the Kentucky food and drug control laboratories and later director of the public service laboratories of the Experiment Station.

"Professor LaBach inherited from his Huguenot ancestors qualities of heart and mind which gave direction to life, endeared him to his associates and won for him an enviable position in his chosen profession. Gifted with unusual mentality, he possessed an inexhaustible fund of chemical knowledge which was at all times at the service of his associates. Well chosen reading combined with broad intelligence, a disposition of great amiability and the gift of imparting information readily and clearly made him valuable to all seeking his assistance.

"The Experiment Station staff expresses its sincere sympathy to the bereaved wife and family.

DANIEL J. HEALY ALFRED M. PETER MARY L. DIDLAKE J.D. TURNER E.S. GOOD

James Oscar LaBach and Mary Shepherd Parker had the following children:

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child + 64 i. James Parker7 LaBach was born December 10, 1918.

child + 65 ii. Mary LaBach was born October 24, 1920.

Seventh Generation

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64. James Parker7 LaBach (James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born Lexington, KY December 10, 1918.

He married twice. He married Mary Webster Anderson in Jeffersonville, IN, February 5, 1938. Mary was born Lexington, KY January 17, 1920. Mary was the daughter of Matthew William Anderson and Lucy Alexander Humphreys Chenault. Mary died February 1, 1998 in Lebanon, OH, at 78 years of age. At 18 years of age Mary became the mother of William Anderson LaBach Lexington, KY, December 29, 1938. At 20 years of age Mary became the mother of Mary Ellyn LaBach Lexington, KY, October 2, 1940. At 22 years of age Mary became the mother of James Parker LaBach, Jr. Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, January 16, 1943. Mary was divorced from James Parker LaBach in Fayette Co., KY, July 9, 1949. Obituary of Mary Webster Anderson written by my sister, Mary Ellyn Hutton: Mary Webster Anderson LaBach, native and long-time resident of Lexington, died Sunday, February 1, in Lebanon, Ohio. Mrs. LaBach, 78, managed rental property in Chevy Chase before moving to Ohio in 1995. An avid gardener, she was an officer and consulting rosarian for the Lexington Rose Society and a member of the Hemerocallis and Iris Societies. She was a member of the Lexington Kennel Club, the Keeneland Club and was a breeder of Shi-Tzu and Maltese dogs, including several champions. Mrs. LaBach was the daughter of Matthew William and Lucy Chenault Anderson of Lexington and a great-great-great granddaughter of Henry Clay. She attended Sayre School, Henry Clay High School and was a member of Christ Church Episcopal. She is survived by two sons, William Anderson LaBach of Lexington and Dr. James Parker LaBach, Jr. of Overland Park, Kansas; a daughter, Mary Ellyn LaBach Hutton of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Mary Rebecca Hutton Fink of Tipp City, Ohio; John Stafford Hutton of Cincinnati, Elizabeth LaBach Hutton of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Virginia Kathryn LaBach of Los Angeles and Elaine Parker LaBach of Lawrence, Kansas; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Lucy Anderson Jones of Lexington. Interment will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials to the University of Cincinnati Foundation Geriatics Fund, P.O. Box 670544, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0544.

He married Patricia Anne Avery in Syracuse, NY, November 20, 1951. Patricia was born in Syracuse, NY September 7, 1920. Patricia died August 10, 2001 in Spruce Pine, NC, at 80 years of age. At 36 years of age Patricia became the mother of Frederick Avery LaBach August 17, 1957.

He resides in Spruce Pine, NC. At 20 years of age James became the father of William Anderson LaBach Lexington, KY, December 29, 1938. At 21 years of age James became the father of Mary Ellyn LaBach Lexington, KY, October 2, 1940. At 24 years of age James became the father of James Parker LaBach, Jr. Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, January 16, 1943. James was divorced from Mary Webster Anderson in Fayette Co., KY, July 9, 1949. At 38 years of age James became the father of Frederick Avery LaBach August 17, 1957. Parker received his undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky and later earned a Ph.D. degree at Syracuse University. As an educator he has taught students from the kindergarten through doctorate programs. As a composer he has written numerous art songs and compositions for small ensembles. He specializes in theory and literature of music. He is now retired from the faculty of Kent State University.

James Parker LaBach and Mary Webster Anderson had the following children:

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child 66 i. William Anderson8 LaBach was born Lexington, KY December 29, 1938. He married Karen Eugenia Mitchell in Fayette County, KY, February 11, 1999. Karen was born Lexington, KY August 23, 1950. Karen is the daughter of Sidney Eugene Mitchell and Catherine Delores Stewart.

He resides in Fayette Co., KY. William's occupation: Attorney. Bill is a graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky and received his A.B. degree from Transylvania College in 1959. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1963 and 1965. He specialized in differential topology and wrote his dissertation under Prof. Stewart Scott Cairns who was Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois for many years. Bill held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Florida State University, Stetson University and the University of Kentucky. In 1968-69 he was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NJ where he served as research assistant to Prof. Marston Morse. Bill received his J.D. (law) degree from the University of Kentucky in 1975 and has practiced law in Lexington, Kentucky since October, 1975. Bill has served as President of the Lexington Rose Society, Bluegrass Hemerocallis Society, Fayette County Genealogical Society, Kentucky Genealogical Society, and the Chenault Family Association in Kentucky and as a national officer in the Society of Descendants of Washinton's Army at Valley Forge. He is a life member of the Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Jamestowne Society and is a member of numerous other patriotic, historical and family history organizations.

child + 67 ii. Mary Ellyn LaBach was born October 2, 1940.

child + 68 iii. James Parker LaBach, Jr. was born January 16, 1943.

James Parker LaBach and Patricia Anne Avery had the following child:

child 69 iv. Frederick Avery LaBach was born August 17, 1957. He married Sharon Lucile Pigott January 9, 1988.

65. Mary7 LaBach (James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY October 24, 1920.

She married John H. Kerr Jr. Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, May 17, 1947. John was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY October 9, 1921. He resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. John's occupation: Funeral Director. At 27 years of age John became the father of John Hervey Kerr, III Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 30, 1949. At 29 years of age John became the father of Mary Shepherd Kerr Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, September 30, 1951. At 34 years of age John became the father of Bettie LaBach Kerr Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, October 25, 1955.

She resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. At 28 years of age Mary became the mother of John Hervey Kerr, III Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 30, 1949. At 30 years of age Mary became the mother of Mary Shepherd Kerr Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, September 30, 1951. At 35 years of age Mary became the mother of Bettie LaBach Kerr Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, October 25, 1955.

Mary LaBach and John H. Kerr, Jr. had the following children:

child + 70 i. John Hervey8 Kerr, III was born July 30, 1949.

child 71 ii. Mary Shepherd Kerr was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY September 30, 1951. She married Larry Edward Jude in Fayette Co., KY, January 7, 1989.

She resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. Mary's occupation: Paralegal.

child 72 iii. Bettie LaBach Kerr was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY October 25, 1955. She resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

Eighth Generation

67. Mary Ellyn8 LaBach (James Parker7, James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born Lexington, KY October 2, 1940.

She married John James Hutton Lexington, KY, June 13, 1964. John was born July 24, 1936. John is the son of John Hutton. He resides in Hamilton Co., OH. John's occupation: Physician. At 28 years of age John became the father of Mary Rebecca Hutton in Boston, MA, January 23, 1965. At 31 years of age John became the father of John Stafford Hutton Lexington, KY, December 21, 1967. At 43 years of age John became the father of Elizabeth LaBach Hutton Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 27, 1979.

She resides in Hamilton Co., OH. At 24 years of age Mary became the mother of Mary Rebecca Hutton in Boston, MA, January 23, 1965. At 27 years of age Mary became the mother of John Stafford Hutton Lexington, KY, December 21, 1967. At 38 years of age Mary became the mother of Elizabeth LaBach Hutton Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 27, 1979. Mary Ellen received he undergraduate education from the University of Kentucky and earned an M.A. degree in Music from Yale University where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She received a law degree from the University of Kentucky. She is a musician and music critic.

Mary Ellyn LaBach and John James Hutton had the following children:

child + 73 i. Mary Rebecca9 Hutton was born January 23, 1965.

child + 74 ii. John Stafford Hutton was born December 21, 1967.

child 75 iii. Elizabeth LaBach Hutton was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY July 27, 1979.

68. James Parker8 LaBach, Jr. (James Parker7, James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY January 16, 1943.

He married Donna Poore Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, August 2, 1969. Donna was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY February 11, 1943. She resides in Overland Park, KS. At 29 years of age Donna became the mother of Virginia Kathryn LaBach Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, May 19, 1972. At 32 years of age Donna became the mother of Elaine Parker LaBach Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 26, 1975.

He resides in Overland Park, KS. James's occupation: Physician. At 29 years of age James became the father of Virginia Kathryn LaBach Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, May 19, 1972. At 32 years of age James became the father of Elaine Parker LaBach Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 26, 1975. Parker received his undergraduate education from the United States Military Academy at West Point and at the University of Kentucky where he received a degree in Biochemistry. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky and is now a pathologist in Kansas City.

James Parker LaBach, Jr. and Donna Poore had the following children:

child 76 i. Virginia Kathryn9 LaBach was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY May 19, 1972.

child 77 ii. Elaine Parker LaBach was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY July 26, 1975.

70. John Hervey8 Kerr, III (Mary7 LaBach, James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY July 30, 1949.

He married Emilie Alston Montgomery August 20, 1977. Emilie was born April 4, 1954. She resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. Emilie's occupation: Retailer. At 30 years of age Emilie became the mother of John Hervey Kerr IV Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, March 19, 1985. At 32 years of age Emilie became the mother of Virginia Downman Kerr Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 8, 1986.

He resides in Fayette Co., KY. At 35 years of age John became the father of John Hervey Kerr IV Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, March 19, 1985. At 36 years of age John became the father of Virginia Downman Kerr Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, July 8, 1986.

John Hervey Kerr, III and Emilie Alston Montgomery had the following children:

child 78 i. John Hervey9 Kerr IV was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY March 19, 1985. He resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

child 79 ii. Virginia Downman Kerr was born Lexington, Fayette Co., KY July 8, 1986. She resides Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

Ninth Generation

73. Mary Rebecca9 Hutton (Mary Ellyn8 LaBach, James Parker7, James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born in Boston, MA January 23, 1965.

She married Thomas Michael Fink December 30, 1989. He resides in Tipp City, OH. Thomas's occupation: Engineer. Thomas became the father of Kevin Thomas Fink in Tipp City, OH, July 30, 1991. Thomas became the father of Michele Alexandra Fink in Dayton, OH, June 21, 1993. Thomas became the father of Laura Elizabeth Fink in Dayton, OH, September 27, 1999. Thomas became the father of Stephanie Clarice Fink in Dayton, OH, December 28, 2000.

She resides in Tipp City, OH. Mary's occupation: Nurse. At 26 years of age Mary became the mother of Kevin Thomas Fink in Tipp City, OH, July 30, 1991. At 28 years of age Mary became the mother of Michele Alexandra Fink in Dayton, OH, June 21, 1993. At 34 years of age Mary became the mother of Laura Elizabeth Fink in Dayton, OH, September 27, 1999. At 35 years of age Mary became the mother of Stephanie Clarice Fink in Dayton, OH, December 28, 2000.

Mary Rebecca Hutton and Thomas Michael Fink had the following children:

child 80 i. Kevin Thomas10 Fink was born in Tipp City, OH July 30, 1991.

child 81 ii. Michele Alexandra Fink was born in Dayton, OH June 21, 1993.

child 82 iii. Laura Elizabeth Fink was born in Dayton, OH September 27, 1999.

child 83 iv. Stephanie Clarice Fink was born in Dayton, OH December 28, 2000.

74. John Stafford9 Hutton (Mary Ellyn8 LaBach, James Parker7, James Oscar6, Cornelia Esther5 Ryker, Joseph Holton4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Gerardus1) was born Lexington, KY December 21, 1967.

He married Sandra Lee Gross. Sandra became the mother of Blythe Alexandra Reese Gross-Hutton in Cincinnati, OH, December 22, 1992. Sandra became the mother of Astrid Snow Gross-Hutton in Cincinnati, OH, March 3, 1998.

At 30 years of age John became the father of Astrid Snow Gross-Hutton in Cincinnati, OH, March 3, 1998.

John Stafford Hutton and Sandra Lee Gross had the following child:

child 84 i. Astrid Snow10 Gross-Hutton was born in Cincinnati, OH March 3, 1998.

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Index

Anderson

Anderson, Mary Webster (marriage to James Parker LaBach) (i2), b.1920-d.1998

Avery

Avery, Patricia Anne (marriage to James Parker LaBach) (i554), b.1920-d.2001

Benefiel

Benefiel, Amanda Jane (i3822), b.1836-
Benefiel, Barbara Ann (i3824), b.1843-d.1862
Benefiel, Elizabeth Ellen (i3966)
Benefiel, George Washington (marriage to Anna Ryker) (i3418), b.1795-d.1854
Benefiel, James Harvey (i3848), b.1817-d.1887
Benefiel, Jesse Baxter (i3821), b.1833-d.1908
Benefiel, John W. (marriage to Sarah Anne Ryker) (i3522)
Benefiel, Margaret Eliza (i3823), b.1838-
Benefiel, Margaret Jane (i3967)
Benefiel, Mary (i3825), b.1845-d.1845
Benefiel, Nancy Esther (i3820), b.1832-d.1832
Benefiel, Robert (marriage to Amy Ryker) (i3416), b.1787-d.1860
Benefiel, Samuel Ryker (i3849), b.1819-d.1819
Benefiel, Sarah (i3826), b.1845-d.1845
Benefiel, William Harvey (marriage to Amanda Jane Ryker) (i3524), b.1837-d.1913
Benefiel, William Samuel (i3965)

Bergen

Bergen, George W. (marriage to Deborah Ryker) (i3515)
Bergen, Mary Jane (marriage to Jacob Ryker) (i3511)

Caplinger

Caplinger, Samuel (marriage to Martha Jane Ryker) (i3508)
Caplinger, Susanna (marriage to Peter Ryker) (i3497), d.1825

Carter

Carter, Elizabeth (marriage to Thomas B. Watts) (i7268), b.1805-d.1846

Cooter

Cooter, Elizabeth (marriage to Clifton James Ryker) (i3469)

Corrothers

Corrothers, Margaret (marriage to Samuel Ryker) (i75), b.1769-

Crockett

Crockett, James (marriage to Leah Ryker) (i3482)

Demaree

Demaree, Rachel (marriage to Gerardus Ryker) (i342), b.1743-d.1814

Dickinson

Dickinson, Amy Emaline (marriage to Charles Albert Ryker) (i3464)

Durbin

Durbin, Eleanor (marriage to Peter V. Watts) (i7266), b.1816-d.1894

Fink

Fink, Kevin Thomas (i989), b.1991-
Fink, Laura Elizabeth (i4066), b.1999-
Fink, Michele Alexandra (i1397), b.1993-
Fink, Stephanie Clarice (i6482), b.2000-
Fink, Thomas Michael (marriage to Mary Rebecca Hutton) (i560)

Fullenwider

Fullenwider, Barbara (marriage to Samuel Ryker) (i73), b.1771-d.1829

Galloway

Galloway, Polly (marriage to Jacob Ryker) (i3476)

Gross

Gross, Sandra Lee (marriage to John Stafford Hutton) (i1395)

Gross-Hutton

Gross-Hutton, Astrid Snow (i1396), b.1998-

Holton

Holton, Margaret Kincaid (marriage to Samuel Ryker, Jr.) (i37), b.1805-d.1887

Houghland

Houghland, Henry (marriage to Rachel Ryker) (i3488)

Hutton

Hutton, Elizabeth LaBach (i559), b.1979-
Hutton, John James (marriage to Mary Ellyn LaBach) (i129), b.1936-
Hutton, John Stafford (i558), b.1967-
Hutton, Mary Rebecca (i557), b.1965-

Jude

Jude, Larry Edward (marriage to Mary Shepherd Kerr) (i569)

Kerr

Kerr, Bettie LaBach (i400), b.1955-
Kerr, John H., Jr. (marriage to Mary LaBach) (i393), b.1921-
Kerr, John Hervey, III (i398), b.1949-
Kerr, John Hervey, IV (i563), b.1985-
Kerr, Mary Shepherd (i399), b.1951-
Kerr, Virginia Downman (i564), b.1986-

LaBach

LaBach, Anna (i395), b.1876-d.1878
LaBach, Elaine Parker (i562), b.1975-
LaBach, Frederick Avery (i555), b.1957-
LaBach, James Mayer (marriage to Cornelia Esther Ryker) (i8), b.1845-d.1919
LaBach, James Oscar (i4), b.1871-d.1922
LaBach, James Parker (i1), b.1918-
LaBach, James Parker, Jr. (i130), b.1943-
LaBach, Mary (i392), b.1920-
LaBach, Mary Ellyn (i128), b.1940-
LaBach, Paul Mayer (i394), b.1872-d.1957
LaBach, Virginia Kathryn (i561), b.1972-
LaBach, William Anderson (i3), b.1938-

Ledgerwood

Ledgerwood, Nancy (marriage to John J. Ryker) (i3505), d.1836

Lewis

Lewis, Sarah (marriage to Peter Ryker) (i3498), d.1856

Littlejohn

Littlejohn, Amelia (marriage to John Ryker) (i3479)

Macdonnell

Macdonnell, Thomas Meade (marriage to Margaret Emma Ryker) (i3467)

Mavity

Mavity, James (marriage to Margaret Watts) (i7261), b.1800-
Mavity, Morton (marriage to Charity Watts) (i7264), b.1800-d.1850

McClelland

McClelland, Samuel A. (marriage to Margaret Caroline Ryker) (i3526)

McLaughlin

McLaughlin, George W. (marriage to Mary Ellen Ryker) (i3519)

McLeary

McLeary, Elizabeth (marriage to Mason Watts) (i7265), b.1819-

McLelland

McLelland, Eliza Stuart (marriage to Joseph Holton Ryker) (i19), b.1830-d.1918

Mead

Mead, Margaret (marriage to Thomas B. Watts) (i7269)

Meddick

Meddick, Emanuel (marriage to Leah Ryker) (i3481)

Mitchell

Mitchell, Ann Rebecca (marriage to John Franklin Ryker) (i3517)
Mitchell, Karen Eugenia (marriage to William Anderson LaBach) (i3980), b.1950-

Montgomery

Montgomery, Emilie Alston (marriage to John Hervey Kerr, III) (i401), b.1954-

Parker

Parker, Mary Shepherd (marriage to James Oscar LaBach) (i5), b.1880-d.1973

Parkes

Parkes, Daniel (marriage to Deborah Ann Watts) (i7270)

Pigott

Pigott, Sharon Lucile (marriage to Frederick Avery LaBach) (i556)

Poore

Poore, Donna (marriage to James Parker LaBach, Jr.) (i131), b.1943-

Pretherow

Pretherow, William (marriage to Rhoda Watts) (i7259), b.1794-

Robbins

Robbins, Vincent (marriage to Charity (Geertje) Ryker) (i3486)
Robbins, William (marriage to Rachel Ryker) (i3489)

Ross

Ross, Nancy (marriage to David Watts) (i7260), b.1807-

Ryker

Ryker, Amanda Jane (i3523), b.1839-d.1911
Ryker, Amy (i3417), b.1808-d.1845
Ryker, Anna (i3506), b.1797-d.1820
Ryker, Charity (Geertje) (i3485), b.1771-
Ryker, Charles Albert (i3463), b.1859-d.1914
Ryker, Clifton James (i3468), b.1870-d.1945
Ryker, Cornelia Esther (i9), b.1852-d.1925
Ryker, Deborah (i3512), b.1804-
Ryker, Deborah O. (i3492), b.1777-d.1837
Ryker, Gerardus (i341), b.1740-d.1781
Ryker, Gerardus, Jr. (i3483), b.1767-d.1839
Ryker, Jacob (i3475)
Ryker, Jacob (i3510), b.1802-d.1832
Ryker, John (i3477), b.1764-d.1848
Ryker, John Franklin (i3516), b.1828-d.1892
Ryker, John J. (i3504), b.1795-d.1824
Ryker, John Newton (i3465), b.1862-d.1928
Ryker, Joseph Holton (i18), b.1826-d.1880
Ryker, Leah (i3480), b.1765-d.1844
Ryker, Margaret Caroline (i3525), b.1841-d.1887
Ryker, Margaret Emma (i3466), b.1864-d.1948
Ryker, Martha Jane (i3507), b.1799-d.1832
Ryker, Mary Ellen (i3518), b.1831-d.1890
Ryker, Peter (i3491)
Ryker, Peter (i3496), b.1791-d.1875
Ryker, Rachel (i3487), b.1773-d.1861
Ryker, Rachel (i3502), b.1793-d.1831
Ryker, Robert Samuel (i3461), b.1849-d.1922
Ryker, Samuel (i72), b.1769-d.1833
Ryker, Samuel, Jr. (i36), b.1806-d.1843
Ryker, Sarah Anne (i3521), b.1836-d.1880
Ryker, William (i3501), b.1792-
Ryker, William Edward (i3462), b.1855-d.1925
Ryker, William H. (i3520), b.1833-d.1880

Smock

Smock, Leah (marriage to Gerardus Ryker, Jr.) (i3484)
Smock, Samuel (marriage to Rachel Ryker) (i3490), b.1776-d.1833

Stephens

Stephens, James (marriage to Mary Polly Watts) (i7258), b.1795-d.1877

Sullivan

Sullivan, Daniel (marriage to Lydia B. Watts) (i7256), b.1790-

Summa

Summa, George (marriage to Margaret Watts) (i7263), b.1805-d.1884

Van Cleave

Van Cleave, Mary (marriage to John Ryker) (i3478)
Van Cleave, Mary Leah (marriage to Gerardus Ryker, Jr.) (i4820), b.1767-

Watts

Watts, Charity (i4050), b.1809-d.1840
Watts, David (i4047), b.1802-d.1877
Watts, Deborah Ann (i4052), b.1813-d.1842
Watts, James Alexander (i7267), b.1808-
Watts, John (i4049), b.1808-
Watts, Lydia B. (i4042), b.1794-
Watts, Margaret (i4048), b.1807-
Watts, Mary Polly (i4045), b.1799-d.1840
Watts, Mason (i4053), b.1815-d.1865
Watts, Mason (marriage to Deborah O. Ryker) (i3493), b.1757-d.1850
Watts, Peter V. (i4054), b.1819-d.1897
Watts, Rachel (i4044), b.1796-d.1889
Watts, Rhoda (i4046), b.1800-
Watts, Sarah (i4043), b.1796-d.1796
Watts, Thomas B. (i4051), b.1811-d.1849

Weatherford

Weatherford, John (marriage to Rachel Ryker) (i3503)

Willson

Willson, Mary (Lewis) (marriage to Peter Ryker) (i3499)

Wise

Wise, James W. (marriage to Rachel Watts) (i7257), b.1790-d.1880

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