Creath Marriages

My trip to the Midwest Genealogical Library this past week led me to several Creath marriage records.

Ripley county Indiana
Early Marriage records 1818-1839

compiled by Alice Ridlen
2160 Mann Drive
Beech Grove, Indiana
Copyright Colleen Alice Ridlen 1980

page 7
Creath, Margaret – William Phelp – February 16, 1837 – 2-104
Creth, Ann – John B Roberts – Dec 25, 1834 – 2-22
Creth, Cinthy – Reuben Hodges – Oct 30, 1825 -1-51
Creth, Polly – William Grimes – August 19, 1823 – 1-28
Creth, Rebecca – Joseph Shannon – September 5, 1822 1-23
Creth william – Levisa Martin – March 15, 1827 1-74

Since the Midwest Genealogical Library is a FamilySearch affiliate, I used the information from the book to locate and download five of the original marriage records.

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage Records, 1818-1922

Joseph Shannon – Rebecca Creth

Record of Marriages v. 1, July 1818-Nov 1834Family Search Film 1311944 DGS 7730338
Vol. 1 page 23

On the 3rd September 1822 Joseph Shannon made application and obtained a marriagelicenses to be joined in the holy estate of matrimony to Rebecca CrethJoined together in the holy estate of matrimony Joseph Shannon and Rebecca Crethon the 5th day of September 1822 in theCounty of Ripley & State of IndianaJ Parsons

William Creth – Louisa Martin

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage Records, 1818-1922

Record of marriages v. 1, Jul. 1818-Nov. 1834

FamilySearch Film #1311944 DGS 7730338

Vol. 1 page 74


March 15th 1827

To the clerk of the county of Ripley

State of Indiana

I Joseph Shannon a,minister of the Gospel did solemnize William Creth & Louisa Martin

Joseph Shannon


William Grimes – Polly Creth

Ripley County Indiana

Marriage Records, 1818-1922
Record of marriages v. 1, Jul. 1818-Nov. 1834

FamilySearch Film #1311944 DGS 7730338
Vol. 1 page 28

On the 11st August 182[3] William Grimes made application & obtained a marriage licence to be joined in the holy estate of matrimony to Polly Creth Soleminized the rights of matrimony between William Grimes and Polly Creth on the 19th August 1823 by me. Samuel Hodges J.P.

Reuben Hodges – Cinthy Creth

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage records, 1818-1922
Record of marriages v.1, Jul. 1818-Nov. 1834

FamilySearch Film 1311944 DGS 7730338
Vol. 1 page 51

On the 30th October 1825 Reuben Hodges made application and obtained a marriage license to be joined in the holy estate of matrimony to Cinthy Creth State of Indiana Ripley County October [30]thh 1825 I Joseph Shannon an ordained preacher of the gospel did solemnize the rights of matrimony between Reuben Hodges and Cinthy Creths given under my hand Joseph Shannon


John B. Roberts – Ann Croth

Ripley County, Indiana

Marriage records, 1818-1922
Record of marriages v.2, Oct. 1834-Oct 1839

FamilySearch film #1311944 DGS 7730338
vol. 2 page 22


Be it Remembered that on the 26th day ofDecember A.D. 1834. Mishach Hyatt A. Minister of the Gospel filed here in the clerks office of the Ripley Circuit Court A certificate of Marriage, in the words & figures following to wit State of Indiana Ripley County I do certify that I joined together in the holy esate of matrimony on the 25 day of December 1834 John B. Roberts and Ann Croth Given under my hand this 26th day of December 1834.M. Hyatt | L. Deacon


Unfortunately, after downloading the five records, I was locked out of the sixth record. Thus, this sixth record is on my ‘To Do’ list for an upcoming visit to an affiliate libary.

Guthrie Land Sold

Ripley County, Indiana
Deed records, 1818-1889

Deed records v.N, Mar 1846-Nov 1846
FamilySearch Film #1312542 DGS 8059694

This Indenture made the 27 day of April in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and forty six between Anderson C Guthrie
and Ann Guthrie wife of said Anderson of the first part and Patsy
Miner of the second part witnesseth that the said parties of

the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred
and twenty dollars lawful money of the Untied States to them in
hand well and truly paid by the said party of the second part the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold
conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain
sell convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part
her heirs and assigns forever the following piece or parcel of
ground situate lying and being in the county of Ripley and state
of Indiana and known and designated as follows to wit being the
North East quarter of the Northwest quarter of section no thirty
four (34) in township no six (6) north of Range No Ten (10)
East containing forty acres more or less also five acres off of
the west end of the north east half of the north east quarter
of said section no thirty four (34) in the township and range
aforesaid and adjoining the tract or parcel of grand first above
mentioned in the said county of Ripley and all the estate right
title interest claim and demand of them the said parties of the first
part of in and to the said premises and every part thereof together
will all and singular the privileges and appurtenances to the same be
longing or in any wise appertaining and the rents issues and profits
thereof to have and to hold the premises hereby bargained and sold or
meant or intended so to be with the appurtenances to the only proper
use and behoof of the said party of the second part her heirs and
assigns forever. And the said Anderson C Guthrie for himself his heirs
executors and administrators doth covenant promise and agree that
with the said party of the second part her heirs executors admin
istrators and assigns that he is the true and lawful owner of the
premises hereby granted and hath good rightfull power and lawful
authority to sell and convey the same in manner and force aforesaid
and further that he the said Anderson C Guthrie his heirs executors
administrators will warrant and forever defend the aforesaid [prom]

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ises with their appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto
the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns against all per
sons lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any
of them or by from or under any other person whomsoever
In witness whereof the said parties of the first part (the said Anne
hereby relinquishing her dower have hereunto set their hands and seals
the day and year first above written
Anderson C. Guthrie (seal)
Ann Guthrie (seal)
sealed and delivered in presence of
Thomas Transdale Robert Miner
The State of Indiana Jefferson County ss Before me Thomas Trans
dail a Justice of the peace within and for said county this day per
sonally appeared Anderson C Guthrie and Ann Guthrie his wife
the above named grantors to me personally known as such and [person]
ally acknowledged the above deed of conveyance to be their voluntary
act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned
And having first made known to said Ann Guthrie the contents
and purport of said deed she acknowledged on a private examination
separate and apart from and without the hearing of her said husband
that she executed said deed of her own free will and accord and with
out any coercion or compulsion from her said husband.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
the seal of my office this 27 day of April in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and forty six.
Thomas Transdail Justice of the peace (seal
The State of Indiana
Jefferson County Sct I John H Taylor Clerk of the circuit court
of said county do hereby certify that Thomas Transdail Esq before
whom the foregoing deed of conveyance was acknowledged and who has
certified the same was at that time and still is an acting Jus
tice of the peace in and for said county duly commissioned and qual
ified and that full [oath] and credit are due and ought to be
given to all his official acts as such and that the signature at
tached to the certificate purporting to be his is genuine. In testi
(seal) mony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of
said court at Madison this 15th day of June AD 1846.
Jos H Taylor Clk
Recorded August 6th 1846
C [Overtuss] RRC

Ripley County Land Sold

Ripley County Indiana
Deed Records 1818-1889

Deed Records v.N, Mar. 1846-Nov 1846
FamilySearch Film 1312542 DGS 8059694

Book N page 400

This Indenture made the fourth day of October in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five between Anderson
C Guthrie of the County of Jefferson and State of Indiana of the first
part and Willis [Linger] of Trimble Count Kentucky of the se
cond part Witnesseth that the said Anderson C Guthrie for and
in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars lawful money
of the United States to him in hand well and truly paid by the said
Willis [Linger or Singer] the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has given
bargained sold conveyed and confined and by these presents does
grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said Willis
[Singer] his heirs and assigns forever the following tract or parcel
of Land known and described as follows to wit seventy five
acres of the south half of the North East quarter of section thir
ty four in township six north of range No ten East lying and
being in the county of Ripley and State of Indiana in the dis
trict of lands subject to sale at the land office at Jefferson
ville Indiana and all the Estate right title interest claim
and demand of him the said Anderson C Guthrie of in and to

the said premises and every part thereof together with all and
singular the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging
or in any wise appertaining and the rents issues and profits there
of to have and to hold the premises hereby bargained and sold or [?]
or intended so to be with the appurtenances to the only proper use
and behoof of the said Willis [Singer] his heirs and assigns forever
And the said Anderson C Guthrie his heirs executors and adminis
trators do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Willis
[Singer] his heirs executors administrators and assigns that he is the true
and lawful owner of the premises hereby granted and has good right
full power and lawful authority to sell and convey the same in
manner and form aforesaid And further that he the said Anderson
C Guthrie his heirs executors and administrators will warrant and
forever defend the aforesaid premises with their appurtenances and
every part and parcel thereof unto the said Willis Singer his heirs and
assigns against all persons lawfully claiming or to claim by for
or under them or any of them or by from or under any other person
whomsoever. In witness whereof the said Anderson C Guthrie together
with Ann Guthrie his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals
the day and year first above written.
Anderson C. Guthrie (seal)
Ann Guthrie (Seal
Sealed and delivered in presence of
Thomas Transdail Robert Miner
The State of Indiana Jefferson County ss Before me the
undersigned a Justice of the peace within and for said county this
day personally appeared Anderson C Guthrie and Ann Guthrie his
wife the above named grantor to me personally known as such
and [sincerally] acknowledged the above deed of conveyance to be their
voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein men
tioned and having first made known to said Ann Guthrie the

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contents and purport of said deed she acknowledged [on] a private examina
tion separate and apart from and without the hearing of her said husband that
she executed said deed of own free will and accord and without any
coercion or compulsion from her said husband. In testimony whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this
fourth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and forty five
Thomas Transdail JPeace (seal)
The State of Indiana Jefferson County sct. I John H Taylor clark
of the circuit court of said county do hereby certify that THomas Trans
dail Esg before whom the withing and foregoing deed was acknowledged
and who has certified the same was at that time and still is an act-
int Justice of the peace in and for said county duly commissioned and
qualified and that full forth and credit are due and ought to be
given to all his official acts as such and that the signature at
tached to the certificate purporting to be his genuine. In Testimony
(seal) whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said
Court ad Madison this 9th day of September AD 1846.
Jno H Taylor Clerk
Recorded Oct 8th 1846
C [Overtuss] RRC

Anne Crawford Creath

1. Anne Crawford was the child of James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson.1 She was born about 1780. She was also known as Anne Creath.

Anne Crawford and Robert Creath were married on 21 Jul 1800 in Garrard, Kentucky, United States.19

Robert Creath10 was the parent of Deborah Hodges Creath born on 15 Jun 1801.11 He was the parent of Rebecca Creath born on 11 Jan 1803.11 He was the parent of Polly Creath born on 19 Feb 1805.11 Robert was the parent of William M. Creath born on 7 May 1809.1112

     He lived with 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 26-44, 4 females under 10, 1 female 26-44 in Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1810.13

     He served in the military in the 2 Regiment (Jennings) Kentucky Volunteers in 1812 in Kentucky, United States.1415

     Robert was the parent of Anna Creath born about 1813.11 He was the parent of Margaret Creath born about 1814.11 He was the parent of James A. Creath born about 1817.11

     Robert lived in Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1820.16  In 1830, he lived in Ripley, Indiana, United States.17 He lived with 1 male 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 60-69, 2 females under 5, 1 female 20-29 in Johnson, Ripley County, Indiana in 1840.18

     Robert  sold land land being the NW corner of the SE quarter of Section 32 Township 7 Range 12 East to James Creath on 1 Apr 1847 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.19 He  sold land being a part of the South East quarter of section thirty two in township seven North of Range Twelve East on 16 Aug 1847 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.20

     He lived as a 78 year old male born in South Carolina who was listed as Robert Creath in Shelby Township, Ripley County, Indiana on 11 Sep 1850.21

     Robert died in 1851 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.22

     He filed land entry papers for land being the the South West quarter of section thirty two, in Township seven, North of Range ten East on 1 Mar 1851 in Indiana, United States.23

     He had his estate probated in 1854 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.11,2427 Anne Crawford and Robert Creath had the following children:

11. Deborah Hodges Creath28 was the child of Robert Creath11 She was born on 15 Jun 1801 in Madison, Kentucky, United States.2930

     She lived in Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.29

     Deborah died on 22 Apr 1880 at the age of 78 in Catlin, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.30 She was buried at Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.30
Deborah Hodges Creath and John B Carrington were married on 26 Feb 1845.31John B Carrington28,31 lived in Brown Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.29

12. Rebecca Creath28 was the child of Robert Creath11 She was born on 11 Jan 1803 in Kentucky, United States.32

     She lived in Camden Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1860.33 Rebecca lived in Camden Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1870.34

     She died on 12 Mar 1876 at the age of 73 in Maysville, DeKalb, Missouri, United States.32 She was buried at Thomas Cemetery in DeKalb, Missouri, United States.32
Rebecca Creath and Joseph Shannon were married on 5 Sep 1822 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.3538Joseph Shannon28,35 lived in Camden Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1860.33 He lived in Camden Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1870.34

13. Jane Creath was born about 1805 in Versailles, Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States.

14. Polly Creath28 was the child of Robert Creath.11 She was born on 19 Feb 1805. 

     She was the parent of Robert Grimes.11 Polly was the parent of Sarah Grimes born .11

     She died in 1836 at the age of 31.
Polly Creath and William Grimes were married on 19 Aug 1823 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.3941William Grimes was born (date unknown).

15. William M. Creath was born on 7 May 1809. He was the child of Robert Creath.1112

     He was a farmer.12

     William was the parent of James Anderson Creath born .1112 He was the parent of Malinda Creath born .1112,42 He was the parent of Thomas Creath born .11 William was the parent of Luther Creath born .11 He was the parent of Richard Creath born .1112,42

     He was buried in Sep 1848. William died on 26 Sep 1848 at the age of 39 in Ripley Co., Indiana.
Levisa (Leitha) Martin12,4346 was born (date unknown).

16. Cynthia Creath was born on 27 Jul 1811 in Kentucky, United States.15,47

     She lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.48 She lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1860.49 Cynthia lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1870.50 She lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1880.51 She lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1900.52

     Cynthia died on 11 Apr 1913 at the age of 101 in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States.15,47 She was buried at Neeper Cemetery in Kahoka, Clark, MIssouri.15
Cynthia Creath and Reuben Hodges were married on 30 Oct 1825 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.5356Reuben Hodges28,53 lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.48 He lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1860.49 He lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1870.50 Reuben lived in Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1880.51

17. Anna Creath was born about 1813 in Kentucky, United States.57 She was the child of Robert Creath.11

     She lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.57

     Anna was the parent of Charles Lester Roberts.58

     She lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1860.59 She lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1870.60 Anna lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1880.61

     She died on 11 Sep 1885 at the age of 72 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.62 She was buried at Blair Cemetery in Ripley, Indiana, United States.62
Anna Creath and John B Roberts were married on 24 Dec 1834 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.53,6365John B Roberts28,66 was born on 28 Oct 811.67 He lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.5758 He lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1860.59 John lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1870.60 He lived in Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1880.61 He died on 31 May 1885 at the age of 1073 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.67 John was buried at Blair Cemetery in Ripley, Indiana, United States.67

18. Margaret Creath28 was born about 1814 in Indiana, United States.68 She was the child of Robert Creath.11

     She lived in Monroe Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1860.68 Margaret lived in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1870.69
Margaret Creath and William Phelps were married on 16 Feb 1837 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.7072William Phelps28,68,70 was born (date unknown).

19. James A. Creath7374 was born in 1817 in Indiana, United States.73 He was the child of Robert Creath.11

     He lived in Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1840.75

     James  purchased land being the NW corner of the SE quarter of Section 32 Township 7 Range 12 East from Robert Creath on 1 Apr 1847 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.19

     He lived in Shelby Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850.21

     He was the administrator of the estate of Robert Creath in Jan 1854 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.11

     James lived in Otter Creek Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1860.76
James A. Creath and Lucretta Wetherbee were married on 19 Oct 1836 in Ripley, Indiana, United States.74,7779Lucretta Wetherbee7374 was born about 1818 in New York, New York, United States.73 She lived in Shelby Township, Ripley County, Indiana in 1850.21 She lived in Otter Creek Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1860.76
1A. Pricilla Creath was born on 13 Jul 1820 in Versailles, Ripley, Indiana, United States.

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2. Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages (Lexington, KY: Keystone Printery, 1929), Garrard County Marriages page 103 (Crawford.KY.019). Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records.        

3. Record of marriages in Garrard County, Kentucky for the period of years 1796 to 1851 inclusive; records of wills in Garrard County, Kentucky for the period of years 1796 to 1851 inclusive (Wallins Creek, Kentucky: Burns, 1933), p. 29 (Crawford.KY.043). Hereinafter cited as Garrard County Kentucky Marriages and Wills 1796-1851.        

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5. Harry Kennet McAdams, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Garrard County, Kentucky Lancaster Court House (Lexington, KY: Mrs. H. K. McAdams, 1929), p. 103; digital image of book, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019.        

6. Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965, Garrard County, Kentucky, Ann Crawford, 1800; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com . viewed online April 2019.        

7. Garrard County, Kentucky, Register 1797-1853, Ann Crawford, July 21 1800; .        

8. “Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Ann Crawford – Robert Creath.WebAddress].        

9. Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, Robert Creath, 1800; database with images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online July 2019.        

10. Mary Hedges Reiner, compiler, Oregon State Roster of Ancestor DAR 1963 (Portland, Oregon: 1929), p. 84; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017.        

11. Indiana, Ripley County. Will Records.  Film #1311906 DGS 7663850. Robert Creath, 24 Jan 1854 Vol. 1: page 102; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online July 2019.        

12. Archibald Shaw, Editor, Historyy of Dearborn County Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions (Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bown & Company, Inc., 1915), p. 1011; digitized image, Archive.org (www.archive.org : viewed online July 2019.        

13. 1810 U.S. Census, Madison County, Kentucky, population schedule, Madison County, Kentucky, page 201, Robert Creath; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016); NARA microfilm publication M252.        

14. “U.S., War of 1812 Service Records 1812-1815,” [ItemType:Lower:Abbrev], National Archives, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (May 2019), Robert Creath; Index to Compiled Military Service Recors for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. WebAddress].        

15. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online May 2019), memorial for Cyntha Creath Hodges (1811-1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. #53146253, citing Neeper Cemetery, Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri; accompanying photograph by M.R. and D. A. Gates, Cyntha Creath Hodges.        

16. 1820 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Ripley County, Indiana, page 79, Robert Creek; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33.        

17. 1830 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Ripley County, Indaian, page 15, Robert Creath; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016); NARA microfilm publicatin M19.        

18. 1840 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Johnson, Ripley County, Indiana, page 226, Robert Creath; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016); NARA microfilm pubication M704.        

19. Indiana, Ripley County. Deed Records.  Film #1312543 DGS 8059694. Robert Creath, 1 Apr 1847 Vol. O: page 329; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online July 2019.        

20. Indiana, Ripley County. Deed Records, Robert Creath, 16 Aug 1847; .        

21. 1850 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Shelby Township, Ripley County, Indiana, household 97, James Creath; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016); NARA Microfilm Publication M432.        

22. Indiana, Ripley County. Will Records, Robert Creath, 3 Jan 1852; .        

23. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online July 2019), Robert Creath.        

24. Indiana, Ripley County. Will Records, Robert Creath, January 1852; .        

25. Indiana, Ripley County. Will Records, Robert Creath, March 1852; .        

26. Indiana, Ripley County. Will Records, Robert Creath, 1852; .        

27. Indiana, Ripley County. Will Records, Robert Creath, January 24th 1854.        

28. “Family Tree”, database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016), Robert Creath; undocumented and unnamed family tree submitted by libbyjulie, [contact information for private use].        

29. 1850 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, rown Township, Ripley County, Indiana, page 289, family 77, John B. Carrington.        

30. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2019), memorial for Deborah Creath Carrington (1801-1880), Find a Grave Memorial no. #144545928,        

31. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Deborah Hodges – John Carrington.WebAddress].        

32. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2019), memorial for Rebecca Creath Shannon (1803-1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. #57875621,        

33. 1860 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, Missouri, population schedule, Camden Township, DeKalb County, MIssouri, page 21, family 144, Joseph Shannon; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2019).        

34. 1870 U.S. Census, DeKalb County, MIssouri, population schedule, Camden Township, DeKalb County, Missouri, page 14, family 98, Jacob Shannon; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2019).        

35. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” [ItemType:Lower:Abbrev], Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Rebecca Creth – Joseph Shannon. WebAddress].        

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37. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), Rebecca Creath.        

38. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” [ItemType:Lower:Abbrev], Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (July 2019), Rebecca Creatu; State library of Indiana. WebAddress].        

39. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Polly Creth.        

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42. Indiana, Ripley. Court Order Books.  Film #234932 Item 2 DGS 8033914. Creath, 1851 Vol. E: page 306-308; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online July 2019.        

43. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database William Creth.        

44. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Wiliam Creath.        

45. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] William Creth.        

46. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] William Creth.        

47. “Missouri Vital Statistics” (Certificate of Death, ), Cynthia Hodges. Hereinafter cited as “Missouri Vital Statistics”.        

48. 1850 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana, image 12, family 154, Reuben B. Hodges.        

49. 1860 U.S. Census, Clark County, Missouri, population schedule, Union Township, Clark County, Missouri, p. 136, family 963, R. B. Hodges; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2019).        

50. 1870 U.S. Census, Clark County, Missouri, population schedule, Union Township, Clark County,Missouri, p. 2, family #8, Reuben Hodges; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2019).        

51. 1880 U.S. Census, Clark County Missouri, populuation schedule, Union Township, Clark County, Missouri, ED 40, Page 18, family 155, Hodges Reuben B; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2019).        

52. 1900 U.S. Census, Clark County, Missouri, population schedule, Clark County, Missouri, ED 29, Sheet No. 7, HHOusehold 135, Hodges Mrs Cyntha; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2019).        

53. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” database Cinthy Creath – Reuben Hodges.        

54. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Cinthy Creth.        

55. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Cinthy Creth.        

56. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database Cinthy Creth.        

57. 1850 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana, page 227, family 151, John B Roberts.        

58. Indiana, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Charles Roberts, Nov 1930; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2019.        

59. 1860 U.S. Census, Ripley County Indiana, population schedule, Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana, page 34, household #230, John B. Roberts; digital image, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com: viewed online May 2019).        

60. 1870 U.S. Census, Ripley County Indiana, population schedule, Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana, page 147, household 22, John B Roberts; digital image, Ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com: viewed online May 2019).        

61. 1880 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Johnson Township, Ripley County, Indiana, ED 157, page no. 36, household 365, John B Roberts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online May 2019).        

62. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online April 2019), memorial for Anna Creath Roberts (? – 1885), Find a Grave Memorial no. #38825528,        

63. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database John B. Roberts.        

64. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] John B Roberts.        

65. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Ann Creth.        

66. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” database Ann Creath – John B Roberts.        

67. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online May 2019), memorial for John B. Roberts (1811-1885), Find a Grave Memorial no. #38825527,        

68. 1860 U.S. Census, Clark County, Indiana, population schedule, Monroe Township, Clark County, Indiana, page 136, family 1002, William A. Phelps; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2019).        

69. 1870 U.S. Census, Clark County, Missouri, population schedule, Jeffersonville Ward 2, Clark County, Indiana, page 9, family 81, Margaret Phelps.        

70. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] Margret Creath – William Phelp.        

71. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database William Phelp.        

72. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] William Phelp.        

73. 1850 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Shelby Township, Ripley County, Indiana, household 97, James Creath.        

74. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] James A Creath – Lucetta Wtherbee.        

75. 1840 U.S. Census, Ripley County, Indiana, population schedule, Ripley County, Indiana, page 180, line 9, James Creth.        

76. 1860 U.S. Census, Ripley County Indiana, population schedule, Otter Creek Township, Ripley County, Indiana, page 138, family 965, James A Keith.        

77. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database James A Croath.        

78. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” [ItemType:lower:Abbrev] James A. Croath.               

79. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana,

Creath Guardianship

Ripley County Indiana
Court Order Books

Civil Order Book E, Mar. 1841-Oct. 1843
FamilySearch Film 2342932 Item 2 DGS 8033914

Book E page 306

Guardianship of Richard and
Malinda Creath

And now at this day personally appear in
open court Melinda and Richard Creath each over the age
of 14 and under 21 years & children and heirs of William M. Creath
deceased, who nominate and the court appoints James A. Creath
guardian of their estates, and the said James A. accepts of
said appointment and enters into bond with Moses Copeland as
his surety in the sum of $300 which said bond is approved
of by the Court and reads in these words (viz) Here insert)
And thereupon the said Creath subscribes and
was sworn in open court to the following oath of office (viz)
(here insert) after which letters of guardianship issued
to him herein, in these words (viz) (Here insert)
And now at this day comes the guardian
and files his petition herein which is sworn to vis (here insert)
which said Petition being seen and examined by the court
and mature deliberation thereon had do now here appoint
William W Reed and Jacob S Green two discreet person
freeholders of the county of Ripley to appraise the undi
vided two thirds of the real estate in said petition described
viz “a part of the south west quarter of section 35 township
seven range 12 East and bounded as follows, beginning at
the South East corner of the South West quarter of said section
35 running thence west 75 poles to a Birch thence north 100 poles
thence east 75 poles thence South 100 poles to the place of be
ginning estimated to contain 50 acres more or less and that
the said appraisers make report of their appraisement to court
at the next term.
Whereupon the clerk of this court [copied] and delivered to the said

page 307

appraisers and attested copy of the order or appraisement
aforesaid upon which said copy the said appraisers endorsed
and were sworn to the following oath vix (Here insert)
And now at this time the said appraisers returned
into court an appraisement of the lands and tenements
aforesaid which amounts to $295 – and reads in the
words and figures following viz (here insert)
And now at this time the said Guardian
enters into additional bond in the sum of $600 with
Philip Showalter as his surety which said Bond is ap
proved of by the Court and reads as follows viz (Here
Insert)
It is therefore ordered and adjudged that the
said Guardian at any time before the first day of
the next term of this court sell at private sale with
out giving notice of any kind whatever thereof the
undivided two thirds of the lands and tenements in
the said petition described upon a credit of three and
six months with interest from the day of sale to be
secured by note with good freehold surety and collect
able without any relief whatever from valuation or ap
praisement laws and that said Guardian make re
port of his proceedings herein to court at any time after
Sale

And court adjourned until tomorrow morning G O Clerk
[GeoAnt] Roberts

Page 308
4th day
Sept. 19 1851

Friday morning nine o’clock September 19th 1851
Court met pursuant to adjournment present the
same jurye and officers as on yesterday

Guardianship of Melinda and
Richard Creath
James A Creath Guardian
And now at this day comes the Guar
dian and submits to the court the following report in
relation to the sale of the lands and tenements aforesaid
viz (here insert report) Which said report being seen
and examined by the court is approved and the sale
of the lands and tenements aforesaid to the said Jonathan
Huntington and Philip Showalter as therein reported hereby
ratifies and confirmed in each and every particular
And the said Guardian having received the full
amount of the purchase money for the said lands and
tenements as appears by the said Report Thereupon the court now
there appoint Abeo Wilson a Commissioner to make and
report to court at the present term a good and sufficient
deed of conveyance to the said Philip Showalter and Jonathan
Huntington for the lands and tenaments aforesaid
And the said Guardian is hereby ordered and di
rected to invest the moneys aforesaid or a part thereof
and also a part or all of the personal property of this
said wards in real estate and in their names.
And now at this time comes the said com
missioner and reports to and acknowledges in open
court the following deed and conveyance to the said Jona
than Huntington and Philip Showalter for the lands &
tenements aforesaid (viz) (here insert deed)
Which said deed being seen and examined
by the court is hereby ratified and confirmed in all things
and the commissioners for this said services allowed
the sum of two dollars and fifty cents.

Robert Creath Deed

Ripley County Indiana
Deed Records V. P Aug 1847-Feb 1848
Family Search Film 1312543 DGS 8059695

Vol. P page 31


This Indenture made the sixteenth day of August
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundr
-ed and forty seven between Robert Creath of
Riply County state of Indiana of the first part and
William W Rex of Ripley County and State aforesaid
of the second part witnesseth that the said Robert Creath
for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred
and sixty nine dollars lawful money of the United
States to him in hand will and truely paid by the said
William W. Rex the receipt whereof is hereby acknowel
edged have granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed
and by these presents do grant bargain sell convey and con
-firm unto the said William W Rex his heirs and assigns
forever all the following described piece or parcel of
Land (to wit) beginning t a stone on the West boundary
of the Southe East quarter of section thirty two township
seven range twelve on the south bank of Laughen
Creek six chains and ninety links south from the
center corner of said sectoin thirty two thence down the
right Bank of Laughing with the meanderes thereof
S51 degrees East ten chains and seven links to a large Sycamore
tree; thence South 49 1/2 degrees east twelve chains to a stake thence south
39 degrees East nine chains to [blob] on the south side of the mouth
of a small branch; thence south 60 degrees East two chains and thirty
eight links to a birch thirty inches diameter thence south
29 degrees East eleven shains and seventy five links to the South boun
-dary of said section thirty two being three links south
of a large sycamore abot two Rods west of Wetheree’s
branch thence on said section line 88 degrees West twenty nine
chains and sixty four links to the quarter secton corner thence
North 1 degree 20 minutes west thirty three chaines and twenty three links
to the place of beginning is being a part of the South East
quarter of section thirty two in township seven North of

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Range Twelve East in Riply county, state of Indiana
run by the true Meridian at a vriation 4 degrees 45 minuts East
an containing fifty six acres and ninety hundredths
of an acres, and all the Estate right title interest claim
and demand of him the said party of the first part
of, in, and to the said premises and every part thereof
together with all and singular the privaleges and appur
-tenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining
and the rents issues and profits thereof, to have and to
hold the premises hereby bargained and sold, or meant
or intended so to be with the appurtenances to the only
proper use and behoof of the said party of teh second part
his heirs and assigns, forever, and the said party of the
first part his heirs, executors, and administrators, doth
covenant, promise and agree to and with the said party of
the second part his heirs executors administrators and assigns
that he is the true and lawful owner of the premises
hereby granted and have given right full power and lawful
authority to sell and convey the same in the manner and form
aforesaid and further that he the said party his heirs
executors and administrators will warrant and forever
defend the aforesaid premises with their appurtenances and
every part and parcel thereof unto the said party of
the second part his heirs and assigns against all persons
lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of
them or by from or under any other person whomsoever
In witness whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto
set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Robert Creath (Seal)
Signed and delivered in presence of
H W McCullough
Mahala McCullough
The state of Indiana Ripley County SS before me Hervey
W McCullough Notary Public within and for said County
this day personally appeared Robert Creath the above named
granted to me personally known as such and acknowledged
the above deed of conveyance to be his voluntary act and
deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed the seal of my office this sixteenth day of August
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and forty seven
Hervey W McCullough
Notary Public
Recorded August 10 1847
C Overturf RRC

Creath Patent

Bureau of Land Management
Patent

290
The United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Know ye, that in pursuance of the Act of Congress, entitled “An act to raise for a limited time an
additional military force, and for other purposes,” approved 11th, 1847
Benjamin F Breneman, late a private in Captain
Hull’s Company, fifth Regiment Indiana Vol-
unteers
having deposited in the General Land Office a Warrant in his favor, numbered
32396
There is therefor granted by the United States, unto Robert Creath assignee
of said Benjamin T Breneman, and to his heirs
the South West quarter of section thirty two, in
Township seven, North of Range ten East in the
District of Lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville
Indiana, containing one hundred and sixty acres

according to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Land returned to the Geneal Land Office by
the Surveyor General, which said tract has been located in satisfaction of the above mentioned War
rant, in pursuance of the Act of Congress above mentioned, approved February 11th, 1847. To have and
to hold the said quarter section of land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said
Robert Creath, and to his

heirs and assigns forever.
In Testimony Whereof, I, Millard Fillmore
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made
Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington the
first day of March
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty one and of the Independence
of the United States the seventy-fifth
By the President: Millard Filmore
by Alex: McCormick Asst Sec’y
E. S. Terry, Recorder of the General Land Office

Creath Deed

Ripley County, Indiana
Deeds
Vol. O page 329

This Indenture made the first day of April in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven
between Robert Creath of the County of Ripley and State
of Indiana of the first part and James A Creath of the
County of Ripley and State aforesaid of the second part, witness
eth that the said Robert Creath for and in consideration
of the sum of eight hundred dollars lawful money of the
United Stats to him in hand well and truly paid by the
said James A Creath the receipt whereof is hereby ackno
wledged, hath granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed
and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell convey and conf
irm unto the said James A Creath his heirs and assigns
forever, all the following described piece or parcel of land
situate lying and being in the county of Ripley and State
of Indiana, to wit: Beginning at the north west corner of

page 330

the South East quarter of Section thirty-two township
seven Range Twelve Est running South along
the West line of said quarter to the South bank
of Loughery Creek to a Stone; thence South
eastward along the bank of said Creek with
the meandering of said creek to a large syc
amore marked R.C. which stands nearest
the mouth of the first branch below the mile
damn thence down said creek a south east
wardly to a certain Creek true marked with the
letter “R.C.” about two feet in diameter thence
South on a straight line up the branch that some
from Oliver Wetherbee’s to a sycamore marked as
a sight-true on the South line of said section
thence North on said section line to the North East
corner of the quarter section aforesaid; thence to
the place of Beginning containing by estimation
one hundred acres be the same more or less
And all estate, right title, interest, claim and
demand of him the said party of the first part of in &
to the said premises and every part thereof together
with all and singular the privileges and appur
tenances to the same belonging or in any
wise appertaining and the rents [fares] and prof0
its thereof To have and to hold the premises hereby
bargained and sold, or meant or intended so to be
with the appurtenances to the only proper use or
behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs
and assigns forever. And the said party of the
first part his heirs executors and administrators
doth covenant promise and agree to and with
the said party of the second part his heirs executors
administrators and assigns that he is the true and
lawful owner of the premises hereby granted and hath
good right full power and lawful authority to
sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid
and further that he the said party of the first part his
heirs executors & adminstrators will warrant and
forever defend the aforesaid premises with their app
urtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto
the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns
against all persons lawfully claiming or to claim
by from or under him them or any of them or by person
or under any other person whomsoever
In witness whereof the said part of the first part hath hereunto
set his hand and seal the day and year first above writt
en sealed and delivered in presence of
Robert Creath (seal)H W McCullough
Mahala McCullough

page 331

State of Indiana
Ripley County
Before me Harvey W MCull
ough a notary public within &
for said county this day personally appears Robert
Creath the above named Grantor, to me personnally
known as such and acknowledged the above
deed of conveyance to be his voluntary act and
deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the seal of my office
this first day of April in the Year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty seven
henry W McCullough
Notary Publick
Recorded April 9th AD 1847 C Ovetturf R.R.C.

Robert Creath Probate

Ripley County, Indiana
Will Records
Probate Order Book v.1, Jan 1853-July 1858
FamilySearch item 2 on film 1311906 DGS 7663850
Probate Order Book v. E, June 1849 – Sept 1852
FamilySearch item 1 on film 1311906 DGS 7663850
Ripley County, Indiana Probate Order Book E page 332

Robert Creath’s Estate
Be it Remembered that heretofore to wit on
3rd day of January 1852 James A Creath entered into bond in the
sum of $1200 with Reuben B Hodges as his security as Admr
of the estate of Robert Creath decd which bond was approved by
the clerk of said court and reads thus (here insert) after which be
the said James A Creath subscribed and was sworn to the following
oath of office to with (here insert) Thereupon the clerk issued the
following letters of administration to wit (here insert)

Ripley County, Indiana Probate Order Book E page 335

Estate of Robert Creath
James Creath Adm’r
And afterwards to wit on the 21st day
of January 1852 said Adm’r filed here in the office of the clerk of said court
one inventory and appraisement of the person estate of sd decd taken by him
with the assistance of John Loyd and Isaac Renfro appraisers which inventory
amounts to the sum of $587.95 and reads as follows to wit (here insert)

Ripley County, Indiana Probate Order Book E page 337

Estate of Robert Creath
James Creath Adm’r
And afterwards to wit on the 2nd day of
March 1852 said Admr filed here in the clerks office of said
court an inventory of the personal estate of the dead which amounts to
the sum of $70.30/100 and reads as follows to wit (here insert)

Ripley County, Indiana Probate Order Book E page 368

June 26th, 1852
Estate of Robert Creath
James A Creath Admr
And now at this day the court approved of the bond
taken in this cause and also confirms the letters of guardianship
granted herein.

Ripley County, Indiana Probate Order Book Volume 1, page 101

In the matter of the Estate of Robert Creath deceased
James A Creath Administrator

January 24th 1854
Final Settlement
Now comes the said administrator and the clerk of this court
reports to the court the account current and vouchers connected
therewith which had been filed with the clerk in vacation
on the final settlement of said estate. And it appearing
to the satisfaction of the court by due proof that legal
notice had been by said clerk that said account current
and vouchers would be presented to this court for examination
and settlement and the
court having examined said account current and vouchers
find the same correct. And the said administrator
pays into the hand of the clerk of this court the sum [text hidden]
one hundred and twenty five dollars and twenty five [text hidden]
being the amount remaining according to said account [text hidden]
after the payment of all charges against said Es[text hidden]
It is therefore considered by the Court the[text hidden]
Estate be deemed finally settled. And the [text hidden]
ministrator be discharged from said [text hidden]

Ripley County, Indiana Probate Order Book Volume 1 p. 102

Estate of Robert Creath
And now at this time the clerk presents to the Court
the following affidavit of Ross Ally vis Here insert which
said affidavit being send and examined by the Court is
accepted of as due proof of the public actions of notice to the heirs
of said decedent that distribution would be made of the
surplus remaining after the payment of debts, and costs
of administration and now at this time it being pro
ven to the satisfaction of he court that said decedent did not
leae a widow. and that James A (Paid) Creatj, Malinda Creath [paid] (Luther)
Thomas Creath, Luther Creath and Richard Creath, who are
the children of William Creath deceased who was the son and
one of the heirs of said deceadent are each entitled to the sum of
$19.77 and that Deborah Carrington [paid 19.30] Rebecca Shannon [paid 19.30]
Cynthia Hodges Ann Roberts [paid 12.89] Margaret Phillips and
James Creath entitled to $_____
and that Robert Grimes [paid] James Grimes [paid 1.44] and Sarah [Rasiden]
formerly Sarah [Rasider] children of Polley Grimes who was a
daughter of the said decedent
to be paid out of the sum of $125.24.
remaining in the hands of said clerk, and the clerk
is hereby ordered to pay to said heirs the amount
severally due to them as herein before ascertained All
of which is ordered by the Court.

List of heirs [L Lepp]
as stated in this order
shares of this estate
Luther
by Thomas Luther
James A Creath gn
Anna Roberts by John b Roberts
Sarah I Rairden
by [T J] Rairden
James C Grimes
Deborah Carrington
Robert Grimes
Rebecca Shannon
by Rea[len] B Hodges, attorney
Richard M Creath