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Luther A. DONNELL

Male 1809 - 1868  (58 years)


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  • Name Luther A. DONNELL 
    Born 7 Jul 1809  Nicholas County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1868  Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Thomas J. McBryde .

      (2) Donnell, Camilla, and Donnell, Emma A., The Donnell Family, Greenfield, IN: The William Mitchell Printing Co., 1912, p. 60:

      LUTHER A. DONNELL . . . , son of Thomas and Nancy (Barr) Donnell, b. in Nicholas County, Kentucky, July 7, 1809. Married Jane R. Braden, December 25, 1828. He moved to Decatur County, Indiana, 1823, living until the last few years of his life near Clarksburg, Ind. He was a wealthy farmer and stock raiser, a staunch temperance man, organizer of Clarksburg Presbyterian church and elder in it until his death. He was well known in the Abolition movement and was arrested, tried and convicted for violating laws of Indiana, for protection of slave property. This was a test case, which resulted in the entire overturning of the act, as being unconstitutional. Another suit brought by a slave owner, tried in United States District Court, in Indianapolis, found him guilty, with judgment and costs amounting to $3,000. He was one of the builders of the Whig party- in his county. Retired to Greensburg, Ind., in his declining years, and d. there a few years later, January 16, 1868. His wife d. in 1882, at the home of her daughter in Clarksburg. Three children, b. near Clarksburg, Ind.: . . .

      [1] Euphemia Donnell, b. Oct. 5, 1829. . . .

      [2] Robert Donnell, d. in infancy. . . .

      [3] William Addison Donnell, b. April 4, 1835. . . .

      (3) A household headed by Luther A. DONNELL is listed in the 1850 census of Fugit Township, Decatur County, IN.

      Luther A. is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 41 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1809. According to the 1850 census, he was born in KY.

      Listed with Luther A. is his wife, Jane, was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1810. According to the 1850 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with Luther A. is his daughter, Euphemy, who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1830. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is his son, William A., a farmer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1835. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is his niece, Alma LINVILLE, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is his nephew, Marion LINVILLE, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1840. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is Walter BRADEN, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN. The relationship between Luther A. DONNELL and Walter BRADEN is not listed in the 1850 census; however, Walter was probably related to Luther A.'s wife, whose maiden name was BRADEN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is Euphemia BRADEN, who was then 70 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1780. According to the 1850 census, she was born in Ireland. The relationship between Luther A. DONNELL and Euphemia BRADEN is not listed in the 1850 census; however, Euphemia was probably related to Luther A.'s wife, whose maiden name was BRADEN.

      (4) A household headed by Luther A. DONNELL is listed in the 1860 census of Fugit Township, Decatur County, IN.

      Luther A. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1809. According to the 1860 census, he was born in KY.

      Listed with Luther A. is his wife, Jane, was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1809. According to the 1860 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with Luther A. is James ANGLE, a farm laborer who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1860 census, he was born in KY. The relationship between Luther A. DONNELL and James ANGLE is not listed in the 1860 census.

      Also listed with Luther A. is Uphemia BRADEN, who was then 84 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1776. According to the 1860 census, she was born in Ireland. The relationship between Luther A. DONNELL and Uphemia BRADEN is not listed in the 1860 census; however, Euphemia was probably related to Luther A.'s wife, whose maiden name was BRADEN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is his nephew, Marion LINVILLE, a farmer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1839. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN. [Note by compiler: Marion LINVILLE may have been listed twice in the 1860 census. Marion LINVILLE, a farm laborer who was then 20 years and was born in IN, is listed in another household in the same township in the 1860 census.]

      Also listed with Luther A. is John BRADEN, who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IN. The relationship between Luther A. DONNELL and John BRADEN is not listed in the 1860 census; however, John was probably related to Luther A.'s wife, whose maiden name was BRADEN.

      Also listed with Luther A. is Elizabeth PARKER, a domestic servant who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1842. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN. The relationship between Luther A. DONNELL and Elizabeth PARKER is not listed in the 1860 census.
    Person ID I13473  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 

    Father Thomas DONNELL,   b. 11 Jun 1765, Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1833, Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy BARR,   b. 1 May 1771, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1833, Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Jun 1789  Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane R. BRADEN,   b. Abt 1810, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1828  Decatur County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850 <http://199.8.200.229/db/marriages_search.asp>:

      Last Name: DONNELL
      First Name: LUTHER A
      Spouse: Last Name: BRADEN
      Spouse: First Name: JANE
      County: Decatur
      Date: 12-24-1828
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F6083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart