The Shemwell Family

Martha Jane DysonAge: 45 years18561902

Martha Jane Dyson
Given names
Martha Jane
Birth May 22, 1856 46 37
Census July 25, 1860 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Celestia Dyson
August 8, 1861 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Dyson
December 19, 1864 (Age 8 years)
Census February 3, 1870 (Age 13 years)
Note: In 1870 Census, she was listed in a Hospital Ward as Blind
Family Relationships
Families - Hendrickson, Lee, Van Cleaf, Broughard, Morris, Jackson, Dyson, Wood
from 1836 to 1870

Death of a motherSarah A Broughard
July 31, 1882 (Age 26 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn B Van Cleaf
about 1883 (Age 26 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn M Jackson Jr
March 5, 1901 (Age 44 years)
Name: John M. Jackson Sex: Male Age: 48 yr Death Date: 05 Mar 1901 Death Place: Center Township, Indiana Race: W Event Type: Death Birth Year (Estimated): 1853 Affiliate Repository Place: Lebanon Source Reference: The source of this record is the book R-17 on page 30 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
Death April 28, 1902 (Age 45 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Oak Hill Cemetery
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John Dyson
Birth: 1810Harrison, Kentucky, United States
Death: December 19, 1864Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Marriage: 1855Indiana, United States
17 months
Martha Jane Dyson
Birth: May 22, 1856 46 37Indiana, United States
Death: April 28, 1902Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States
5 years
younger sister
Sarah Celestia Dyson
Birth: August 8, 1861 51 43Indiana, United States
Death: July 26, 1914Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States
Mother’s family with Garrett W Van Cleaf - View this family
Marriage: December 5, 1836Boone, Indiana, United States
2 years
John B Van Cleaf
Birth: about 1838 19 19Indiana, United States
Death: about 1883Indiana, United States
Mother’s family with John M Jackson - View this family
Marriage: August 7, 1847Boone, Indiana, United States
3 years
2 years
John M Jackson Jr
Birth: May 1, 1852 46 33Cass, Indiana, United States
Death: March 5, 1901Lebanon, Center Township, Boone, Indiana, United States
-6 years

Martha Jane Dyson has 0 first cousins recorded

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Census1860 United States - Census transcript - John Dyson - Household

Nineveh, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

John Dysonhead52MWFarmer300KY
Sarah Dysonwife45FWHousewifeOH
Andrew Dysonson12MWIN
Martha J Dysondaughter4FWIN
George Vancleave18MWLaborerIN
John M Jacksonstep son7MWIN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Martha Jane Dyson - Household

Hospital Ward (Blind) Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

Dyson, Martha Jhead11FWYBlind

In 1870 Census, she was listed in a Hospital Ward as Blind
Family Relationships
This research is based on the data I have been able to find as of Oct 8, 2022. This represents the current family relationships at this time and can clearly change if more/different information is found in the future. The research include the following families: Hendrickson, Lee, Van Cleaf, Broughard, Morris, Jackson, Dyson, and Wood. I found that some adults had multiple marriages as well as several foster children living amongs the families noted. Some of the children had identifiable biological parents; but, lived part of their childhood as foster children in up to two different families. I have assumed that if a child was over the age of 18; then he/she would be considered as an adult and not needing formal Guardianship parents. However, if a child was younger than 18 and living in a family with a different surname, then those adults would be considered their Guardians by default. If a child was living with his mother's second or third spouse, then no Guardianship would be needed. Instead, he was just living with his biological mother and step father.