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Parents - Milton Robert Tomlinson and Lydia Kellum     - MRM Page -
Parents - Hannah John Davis and Mary Barker     - MRM Page -
Parents - Delilah ID0185 Solomon Hiatt and Esther Haines     - MRM Page -
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Timeline    Family Group Sheet    (Updated 18 March 2012)
 

7 Jan 1819 Hannah Born - North Carolina - S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, [S9, page 19], S13, [S20, page 467 - See Note 7],
13 July 1820 Milton Born - Randolph, North Carolina - S2, S3, S4, S5, S7, [S8 page 282], [S9 page 19],
7 March 1821 Quaker Church:  Milton's family transferred from Springfield mm, North Carolina to Ohio -

S2, page 24 - "Springfield, Randolph County, North Carolina, transferred the membership of Robert Tomlinson and wife, Lydia, and son, Milton, to Newberry Monthly Meeting, Ohio, in third-month, seventh, eighteen twenty-one"
S20, page 903:  "1821, 3, 7. Robert & fam gct Newberry MM, Ohio." [gct - Granted Certificate]
   
28 June 1820
[s/b 1821]
Religion - Robert, Lydia and Milton - Newberry mm, Clinton County, Ohio - rocf - received on certificate form - [S21, page 434],

"1820, 6, 28. Robert and w, Lydia, & s, Milton, rocf Springfield MM, N. C., dtd 1821,3,7"
21 Feb 1822 Religion:  Wayne County, Indiana - Robert and Lydia transferred from Newberry to Westgrove -

S2, page 24 - "The twenty-first of second month, eighteen twenty-two, Newberry Monthly Meeting transferred the membership of Robert Tomlinson and Lydia, his wife, and son, Milton, to Westgrove Monthly Meeting, near Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana"
S21, page 434:  "1822, 2, 21.  Robert & Fam gct West Grove MM, Ind."
S22, part 4, page 32:  "Tomlinson - (3 mo-1822 Robert & w Lydia & s Milton rocf Springfield MM, NC & end by Newberry MM, Ohio)"
 
   
14 Oct 1823 Quaker Church:  Milton's Family transferred from West grove to White Lick -

[S9, page 24]
S22, part 4, page 32:  "Tomlinson - ( 1823 Robert & Fam gct White Lick MM)"
S22, part 5, page 346:  "Tomlinson - 11-8-1823 - Robert & s Milton rocf West Grove MM - 11-8-1823 Lydia & dt Martha rocf West Grove MM"
3 March 1826 Delilah Born - Indiana - S20, page 467 - See Note 7
1837 Quaker Church:  Milton's Family transferred from Fairfield to Westfield mm - [S9, page 24],

S22, part 6, page 39:  "Tomlinson - 3-16-1837 Robert & w Lydia & ch Milton, Martha, Noah, Allen, Jesse, Asenath & Jane gct Westfield MM"
S22, part 6, page 348:  Westfield mm - Page 348: "Tomlinson - 4-6-1837 - Robert, w Lydia & ch Martha, Asenath, Jane, Milton, Noah, Allen & Jesse rocf Fairfield MM"
1837 Milton lived on a farm with his family - Hamilton County, Indiana -

[S8, page 282] - [Extract: Tomlinson, Milton; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1822; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend.]
[S11, page 147] - [Extract: "Date of Settlement: 1837."]
1840 - 1890 Property

S10, page 73:  Milton received a deed to 40 acres of his father's land – [Note 31, page 249: Hamilton County Deed Records, 1844, Hamilton County Courthouse, Noblesville, Ind]

S10, page 74:  Milton's departure from the church did not hurt his fortunes – he seemed to prosper - [Note 34, page 249: A search of Hamilton County Deed Records revealed the following transactions between 1840 and 1890: forty acres from father, 1844; fifteen acres purchased and eighty acres co-purchased with Noah Tomlinson, 1853; thirty-five acres purchased, 1865 (the year of Ambrose's birth); forty acres purchased, 1881; a complex transaction that netted ten acres, 1886; and twenty acres purchased, 1887.] - of the Tomlinson boys, Milton was the wealthiest and had the most land – Noblesville Ledger remarked on an addition to his already spacious barn – [Note 35, page 249: See Noblesville Ledger (September n, 1874): 3; Ambrose would have been nine years of age. Estimated percentages are based on a spot-check of census records. According to the tax records, by 1864 Milton Tomlinson was taxed on 170 acres of land; by 1880, on 215 acres; and from 1886 to 1895, on 235 acres (Hamilton County Tax Records, Hamilton County Courthouse, Noblesville, Ind.). At various points during this period both Noah and Alien paid tax on as many as 220 acres but never on as many acres as Milton did for the same year. The census reports (both agricultural and general) are more ambiguous. While Milton was listed as the most prosperous of Robert Tomlinson's children in 1860, Noah and Alien had the edge in 1870 and 1880. But these data seem questionable. For instance, Milton listed no land on the 1880 census report, although he paid taxes on 215 acres. It may be that he was less than forthcoming with the census takers.]
10 Feb 1842 Milton and Hannah are married - S24,

S9, page 19
S10, pages 72, 73:  See Note 1

S12, page 595:  [Extract: "Shortly after attaining his majority, Mr. Tomlinson was united in marriage with Miss Hannah, daughter of John and Mary (Barker) Davis, natives of North Carolina. Unto this union was born one child, Abigail, the wife of Cyrus Carey."]
1842 Quaker Church:  Westfield mm - Hamilton County, Indiana - Milton and Hannah given a complaint of misconduct for marriage out of the church -

[S10, page 72, 73 - See Note 1],
S22, part 6, page 348:  Westfield - "Tomlinson - 9-8-1842  Milton mou chm"
S22, part 6, page 348:  Westfield - "Tomlinson - 10-15-1842 Hannah (form Davis) mou chm"
abt Oct 1842 Quaker Church:  Westfield mm voted to accept Milton and Hannah back into the church - [S10, page 72, 73 - See Note 1],
19 Dec 1842 Daughter Abigail born to Milton and Hannah - Hamilton County, Indiana -
25 Jan 1843 Hannah died - [S10, pages 72, 73:  See Note 1] -

[S12, page 595] - [Extract: "Some time after the death of his first wife,..." (Daughter Abigail born Dec 1842 and Milton married Delilah in Nov 1844)]
1844 Milton was involved in the John Rhodes Affair - S10, pages 70, 71 - See Note 2 - RobbHaas Page,
24 Nov 1844 Milton and Delilah are married - Hamilton County, Indiana -

S9, page 19
S10, page 73:  Exchanged vows with Delilah Hiatt at the courthouse before JP William Frost –[Note 32, page 249: Hamilton County Records, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis]
S12, page 595:   "Some time after the death of his first wife, our subject a second time entered matrimonial bonds, wedding Miss Delilah, daughter of Solomon and Esther (Haines) Hiatt, of North Carolina."
S13:
abt June 1845 Quaker Church:  Milton and Delilah disowned by Westfield for marriage contrary to discipline -

S10, page 73:  [Extract:  Westfield mm disowned Delilah Hiatt Tomlinson for marriage 'contrary to our discipline' and for neglecting church attendance. Milton's disownment shortly followed [Note 33, page 249: For disposition of the case, see Minutes of the Westfield Monthly Meeting, 5th-   9th months, 1845]

S22, part 6, page 348, Westfield mm -
"Tomlinson 7-10-1845 Delilah (form Hiatt) dis for mou & disunity - 9-1-1845 Milton dis for mou"


 

Abt 1845 Son, Jesse born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
abt 1848 Daughter, Esther H. born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
abt 1849 Daughter Melinda born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
1850 US Census - Milton and Delilah - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S2,
Abt 1851 Son Amos born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
2 Feb 1852 Daughter Keziah born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
30 Aug 1856 Daughter Ellen born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
1860 US Census - Milton and Delilah - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S3,
1860 Daughter Violetta born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
14 June 1863 Daughter Emily A. born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
3 Aug 1863 Daughter Esther H. died - Hamilton County, Indiana, buried Chester Friends Cemetery -
1865 Tax Assessment - S1,
22 Sept 1865 Son Ambrose Jessup "AJ" born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
28 Aug 1867 Milton was mentioned in his father's will - S15,
1870 US Census - Milton and Delilah - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S4,
1875-1885 Milton was involved in several lawsuits - S10, page 76 - See Note 3,
1880 US Census - Milton and Delilah - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S5,

Property:  Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana  S23,

7 Sept 1881 Daughter Emily A. died - Hamilton County, Indiana -
12 June 1899 Milton Died - Hamilton County, Indiana -
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery - S7, [S9, page 19],

[S10, page 128:  Milton died on 12 June 1899 – A J went to his bedside and stayed with him until his death – [Note 63, page 267: Tomlinson said that he returned to 'nurse my father until he passed over the tide' (Duggar, A J Tomlinson, page 635, quoting an article by Tomlinson in the White Wing Messenger [August 17, 1940]) ]

S16, page 49:  "Tomlinson, Milton - b 1820 - d 1899"

S17:  "Row 5, Stone 9"

Headstone web page http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=241&GScid=84618&GRid=14344274&
aft 12 June 1899 Probate for Milton - [S10, page 128], See Note 4,
1 Aug 1909 Delilah Died - Hamilton County, Indiana - S25

Buried Chester Friends Cemetery - S7, [S9, page 19], [S10, page 3 - See Note 9], S13, [S16, page 49], S17 "Row5, Stone 9"],

Headstone Image http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=241&GScid=84618&GRid=14344320&

Sept 1927 Milton was mentioned, and his picture appeared, in a newspaper article - S18,
22 Aug 1930 Daughter Violetta died - Hamilton County, Indiana -
12 Aug 1931 Daughter Keziah died - Fisher, Hamilton County, Indiana -
9 Dec 1932 Daughter Abigail died - Hamilton County, Indiana - Buried Chester Friends Cemetery -
3 Jan 1933 Daughter Ellen died - Hamilton County, Indiana -
   
2 Oct 1943 Son Ambrose Jessup "AJ" died - Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee - Buried:  Fort Hill Cemetery -
  Religion - Quaker -

[Notes: Milton and Delilah had always stayed away from the extremes in religious activities. They were both born Quakers and their families were of that faith. Especially since being disowned by the Westfield mm Milton had stayed completely from the church, Delilah had participated on a very limited basis. Delilah would sometimes sit with her family Bible and look at the names of her dead children (She has watched as her first 4 and 5 of her 9 children had died.] - [S10, page 3, 4]

  Milton Occupation:  Farmer -

S2, S3, S4, S5, S9 page 19:
S11, between pages 134, 135:  Map of Washington Twp, Hamilton Co, IN showing location of M. Tomlinson farm in sec 24 & 25
S12, facing page 595:  line drawing of Milton - See Image
S14 - Solid Beam Barn reportedly built by Milton -  See Image

Property Map - S11, [Note: The Tomlinson Family had the following land assigned on this map: M Tomlinson: Sec 13, top - 80 acres == Sec 24, west side - 35 acres == Sec 24 - 55 acres - (Milton Tomlinson ID0184) - N Tomlinson: Sec 30 - 102 acres == Sec 24 - 40 acres (Noah Tomlinson ID0765) - L Tomlinson: Sec 24 - 90 acres (Levi B Tomlinson ID0934) - J Tomlinson: Sec 25 - 40 acres - (Jane Tomlinson ID0763) - E Tomlinson: Sec 25 - 20 acres - (Esther Tomlinson ID0762) - A Tomlinson: 124 acres - Sec 24 - 40 Acres; Sec 19 - 50 acres; Sec 25 - 34 acres - (Allen Tomlinson ID0764??) - A Tomlinson: Sec 24, Top, north central - 65 acres - (Asenath Tomlinson ID0933 ??) - These are the living children of Robert Tomlinson at the time of his death in 1875.]
  Milton Occupation:  Builder of Roads, Sawmills and Railroad Beds

S10, page 74:  [Milton also “built roads and sawmills and invested in railroad stock, in addition to having a yen for the best equipment and latest technology” [Note 37, page 250: Interview with Myron F. Robbins]
S10, Page 75:  See Note 5,
S19, page 23   ["Another outstanding monument to the memory of the Tomlinson boys is the petitioning for, and the building of the Range Line pike road from Westfield to a point six miles north. The county records show that Noah Tomlinson headed the petition. Milton Tomlinson plowed the first furrow for the grade"]
  Milton was a Republican -

S8, page 282:  "Tomlinson, Milton; farmer; Westfield. Born in N. C. 1822; settled in H. C. 1839. Rep. Friend"
S10, page 75:  See Note 6,
S12, page 596:  "Mr. Tomlinson is a strong Republican..."
S19, page 23:  "Politically they were Republicans. The position that their parents took against Negro slavery was taken up by the children and when the Republican party was organized it imbibed so nearly the principles that they held that they threw their influence that way and the boys became charter members of the party."
  Milton Description:  "Milton was burly and renowned for his strength" - S10, page 77
  Research Notes - Hannah - See Note 8
  Research Notes - Delilah -
-- 1840 US Census:  There is no indication of a female (Delilah) on the 1840 census for her father Solomon Acc00748 - only one person (male) that is 15-20 and this probably Enos - Delilah was born March 1826 - Delilah was married in Nov 1844 to Milton Tomlinson

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Misc:  “Finally, if the published biographical sketches of Milton Tomlinson are any indication, Delilah may have labored under another deathly shadow. In those accounts she is virtually eclipsed by effusions of praise to the first, briefly tenured wife, Hannah, who those many years before had died (The better to be remembered, Delilah might have permitted herself to think) after bearing a health child.” [Note 49, page 251: See Portrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana, 594.] [S10, page 76],

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Children 
Milton & Hannah
Abigail Tomlinson ID0941 

Born:  19 Dec 1842 - Hamilton County, Indiana
Abigail was listed on the 1850-1870 U.S. Census in the household of her Grandparents - Robert & Lydia Tomlinson
In 1880 she was listed as living in her Aunt Jane's household
In 1900, 1910 she and Cyrus were living in the same household
In 1920 and 1930 - Cyrus had passed away and Abigail "Abby" and her Aunt Esther were living in the same household
Spouse:  Cyrus Carey, ID0948 - (13 Oct 1829 - 18 Dec 1910) - Married 2 Sept 1885 - Find a Grave -
Children
Died:  9 Dec 1932 - Hamilton County, Indiana
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery - Find a Grave -
 
Milton & Delilah
Keziah TomlinsonID0070  (My Ancestor) - MRM Page -
Jesse Tomlinson, ID0942   -  
Born:  abt 1845
Spouse
Children
Died: after 1850 "Died Young"
Buried
Esther H. Tomlinson, ID0760   -
Born:  abt 1848
Spouse
Children
Died: 3 Aug 1863
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery - Find a Grave
Melinda Tomlinson,  ID0943   -
Born: abt 1849
Spouse
Children
Died: after 1850 - Died Young
Buried
Amos Tomlinson, ID0944   -
Born:  1851
Spouse
Children
Died: after 1851 - Died Young
Buried
Ellen Tomlinson, ID0945   -
Born:  30 Aug 1856
Spouse:  Milo Kivett, ID0949 - (Born abt Jun 1844 - Died 17 Nov 1887 - Buried Chester Friends Cemetery - )  Married 26 Nov 1878
Children:  Harry C. Kivett, ID1416 - Family Group Sheet  (Updated: 18 March 2012 )
Died: 3 Jan 1933
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery -
Violetta Tomlinson,  ID0946   -
Born:  Abt Apr 1860
Spouse:  Wesley Bond, ID0950 - (Nov 1854-4 Mar 1890 - Buried Chester Friends Cemetery - ) Married 4 March 1890
Children:  Alice E. Bond, ID1420 - 27 Sept 1893 to 18 Jan 1900 - Buried Chester Friends Cemetery -
Died: 21 Aug 1930, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - Death Certificate -
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery -
Emily A. Tomlinson,  ID0761   -
Born:  14 June 1863
Spouse
Children
Died: 7 Sept 1881
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery -
Ambrose J. Tomlinson, - ID0947  (Separate Page) - MRM Page -

 

Sources
 

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S1 Database online. "US IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918" (Database Online), Annual List, 1865, Division 1, District 11, State of Indiana (Hamilton County), page 32. Original Source: NARA, M765, Roll 40. www.ancestry.com , accessed 18 Aug 2010. Acc001086/ Ph4642.jpg
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S2 1850 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Page 13, Line 4 (Page 14) Milton Tomlinson. Original Data: NARA,M432, Roll 148, Page 7, Image 326. www.ancestry.com  , accessed 15 Dec 2006. Acc000779/ Ph8347-001, 002.jpg -

Extract:
Page 14, Line 4 -
1] Milton Tomlinson: 24 yr old male, farmer, real estate value $600, born in North Carolina.
2] Delila Tomlinson: 24 yr old female, born in Indiana.
3] Jesse Tomlinson: 5 yr old white male, born in Indiana.
4] Esther Tomlinson: 3 yr old female, born in Indiana.
5] Melinda Tomlinson: 8/12 month old female, born in Indiana

 
S3 1860 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, Page 105, Lines 1-6, Dwelling & Family 796, Milton Tomlinson. Original Data: NARA M653 Roll 263. www.ancestry.com , accessed 9 Dec 2006. Acc000749/ Ph8348-001, 002.jpg

Extract:
Page 105, Line 40:
1] Milton Tomlinson: 39 yr old male, Farmer - Real Estate value $3600 - Personal estate value $1000, born North Carolina -
Page 106, line 1 -
2] Delia Tomlinson: 34 yr old female.
3] Esther Tomlinson: 13 yr old female, attended school.
4] Keziah Tomlinson: 8 yr old female, attended school.
5] Ellen Tomlinson: 3 yr old female.
6] Viola Tomlinson: 2/12 yr old female.
7] Isaac F Burrows: 15 yr old male, Labor. -
Family] Everyone in household with the exception of Milton was born in Indiana

 
S4 1870 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Page 70, lines 3-9, Milton Tomlinson. Original Data: NARA, M593, rol 319. www.ancestry.com , accessed 9 Dec 2006. Acc000750/ Ph8349-002.jpg

Extract:
1] Milton Tomlinson: 50 yr old white male, farmer - real estate value $7650 - personal estate value $1813, born North Carolina. 2] Delilah Tomlinson: 45 yr old white female, keeping house.
3] Keziah Tomlinson: 18 yr old white female, at home, attended school.
4] Ellen Tomlinson: 13 yr old white female, at home, attended school.
5] Violetta Tomlinson: 10 yr old white female, attended school.
6] Emily A Tomlinson: 8 yr old white female, attended school.
7] Ambrose Tomlinson: 4 yr old white male. -
Family] All household members born in Indiana except for Milton

 
S5 1880 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 3, ED 38, Page 35, Dwelling 325, Family 345, Lines 14-18. Milton Tomlinson. Original Data: NARA, T9, roll 281; Family History Library Film 1254281, page 401.1000, ED 38, Image 0450. www.ancestry.com , accessed 15 Dec 2006. Acc000780\ Ph8362.jpg

Extract:
1] Milton Tomlinson: Head of household, 61 yr old white male, married, Farmer, he and parents born North Carolina.
2] Delila Tomlinson: 54 y old white female, wife of head, married, keeping house, parents born in North Carolina.
3] Violetta Tomlinson: 20 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, at home, Mother born in Indiana.
4] Emily A. Tomlinson: 17 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, at home, attended school, mother born in Indiana.
5] Ambrose J. Tomlinson: 14 yr old white male, son of head, single, works on farm 6 months of year, attended school, mother born in Indiana -
Family: All Persons born in Indiana except Milton. All Fathers born in North Carolina

 
S6 1900 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 9, ED 92. Sheet 9B, Dwelling 219, Family 224, Line 92, Cyrus Carey. Original Data: NARA, T623, roll 375. www.ancestry.com , accessed 12 Nov 2006. Acc000643/ Ph7821-001, 002.jpg

Extract:
[Sheet 9B, Line 96] -
1] Isaac Robbins: Head of household - 55 yr old white male, born Sept 1844, married for 27 yrs - he and his parents born in North Carolina - Farmer, Can read and speak English but cannot write - Rented farm.
2] Kisiah Robbins: Wife of head - 48 yr old white female, born Feb 1852, married for 27 years, mother of 4 children who are all living - She and her mother born in Indiana, her father in North Carolina, no occupation, can read, write and speak English.
3] Christopher Robbins: Son of head - 26 yr old white male, born Apr 1874, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - Occupation: Farm laborer - able to read, write and speak English.
4] Oscar Robbins: son of head - 24 yr old white male, born Feb 1876, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina. - Occupation: farm laborer - able to read, write and speak English.
5] William Robbins: son of head - 21 yr old white male, born May 1879, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - Occupation: Farm Laborer, able to read, write and speak English.
[Sheet 10A]
6] Lizzie Robbins: Daughter of head - 18 yr old white female, born Feb 1882, single - she and mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - able to read, write and speak English.
7] Delilia Tomlinson: Mother-in-law of head - 74 yr old white female, born March 1826, widow - mother of 11 children, 4 are living - born in Indiana, father in North Carolina and mother in Ohio. Able to read, write and speak English

 
S7 Tombstone Inscription, Milton Tomlinson and Delilah Tomlinson, Chester Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana. 

Extract:
"Tomlinson/Milton Tomlinson/July 13 1820 - June 12, 1899/Delilah, His Wife/Mar. 3, 1826 - Aug .1, 1909]

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S8 Book:  Cline & McHaffie. The People's Guide: A business, political and religious directory of Hamilton Co., Ind . . . . Indianapolis, Ind.: Indianapolis Printing and Pub House, 1874 - Bk2975  
S9 Tomlinson Family Sheets. Created by Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr. ID0016, about 1981. Images are photocopies of his originals with my notes added. Acc000795 - Doc0265.pdf
S10 Book:  Robins, R G. A. J. Tomlinson:  Plainfolk Modernist. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.  Bk2869  
S11 Book:  Helm, T B. History of Hamilton County, Indiana, Reprint . Chicago, Evansville, IN: Kingman Brothers, Unigraphic, 1880, 1976  - Bk1604 

Repository: Archive.org
Archive.org - Read Online
S12 BookPortrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana. Chicago Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co, 1893. Bk3009 

Repository:  Archive.org
Archive.org - Read Online
S13 Family History Sheet, Solomon Hiatt ID0067. Created July 1981 by Mythilda H Lamb. Obtained from Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr. ID0016 in 1981. Acc001296  
S14 Road trip with Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr., ID0016 - 17 May 1986 Link
S15 Book:  Bevelhimer, Susan. Abstracts of the will records of Hamilton County, Indiana 1824-1901. Owensboro, Ky. : Cook & McDowell, 1981. Bk2971.
 Repository: Anderson Public Library: 977.229 Bevelhimer. Page 54, #381

Extract: Tomlinson, Robert. Will dated 28 Aug 1867; Proved 3 Jan 1876 - Legatees: Wife Lydia - Daus and Gr dau: Aseneth Hiatt - Jane Tomlinson - Esther Tomlinson - Abigail Tomlinson. Sons: Mil[t]on Tomlinson - Noah Tomlinson - Allen Tomlinson - Levi B Tomlinson. Exec: Son, Allen Tomlinson. Wit: Joseph Moore, Rachel G Moore - Will Record Book D, PP 374-375)
 
S16 Book:  Evans, Nellie E, compiler. Hamilton County Cemeteries, Vol 1. Sheridan, Indiana: Nellie E Evans, nd Doc0241.pdf
S17   Doc0274.pdf
S18 Newspaper Article, "Pageant to Depict Early History of Hamilton County: ---- Cast made up of Tomlinson Family - Will be Given on Tomlinson Homestead near Westfield." Noblesville Daily Ledger, 9 Sept 1927, page 3. Acc000902/  
S19 Book:  Tomlinson, Asher K. Family Tree of Robert and Lydia Kellum. Indiana:, 1925, Revised Aug 1967 - Bk2964 Doc0244.pdf
S20 Book:  Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol-1 [North Carolina].: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1994 - Bk2932  
S21 Book:  Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol-5 [Ohio].: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1994 - Bk2934  
S22 Book:  Heiss, Willard, ed. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol-7 [Indiana]. Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1962. Bk2973  
S23 Book:  T.B. Helm, History of Hamilton County, Indiana, Reprint, Chicago: Kingman Brothers, 1880. Reprint: Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic 1976, Bk1604, Between pages 134 & 135, Washington Township.

Extract:
The Tomlinson Family had the following land assigned on this map:
M. Tomlinson (Milton Tomlinson ID0184): Sec 13, top - 80 acres -- Sec 24, west side - 35 acres == Sec 24 - 55 acres
N. Tomlinson (Noah Tomlinson ID0765): Sec 30 - 102 acres == Sec 24 - 40 acres
L. Tomlinson (Levi B Tomlinson ID0934): Sec 24 - 90 acres
J. Tomlinson (Jane Tomlinson ID0763): Sec 25 - 40 acres
E. Tomlinson (Esther Tomlinson ID0762): Sec 25 - 20 acres
A. Tomlinson (Allen Tomlinson ID0764??): 124 acres - Sec 24 - 40 Acres; Sec 19 - 50 acres; Sec 25 - 34 acres
A. Tomlinson (Asenath Tomlinson ID0933 ??): Sec 24, Top, north central - 65 acres
Note: These are the living children of Robert Tomlinson at the time of his death in 1875
 

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S24 Database Online:  "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VXPG-ZB2  : accessed 22 Jun 2013, Milton Tomlinson and Hannah Davis, 1842. Hamilton County, Indiana, Page 306. Acc002793  
S25 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration. www.ancestry.com, accessed , 16 June 2016. Delilah Tomlinson, 1 Aug 1909, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Doc3560.pdf.

From Image:
Indiana State Board of Health/Certificate of Death
Page 318 Registered No. 31
Place of Death: Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Name: Delilah Tomlinson
White, female, Widowed
Birth: 3 March 1826, Randolph County, Indiana - Age: 83y 4m 28d
Father: Solomon Hiatt, born North Carolina
Mother: Ester Haines, born North Carolina
Occupation of Deceased: Housekeeper
Informant: Mrs. Wesley Bond
Date of Death: 1 Aug 1909, 3pm
Cause of Death: La Grippe
Burial: Unreadable [Chester Friends Cemetery]
 
S26 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration. www.ancestry.com, accessed , 13 July 2016. Violetta Bond, 22 Aug 1930, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Doc3618.pdf

From Image:
Indiana State Board of Health/ Certificate of Death
State N 24456 - Local No. 82
Place of Death: Washington Township, Hamilton County
Name: Violetta Bond, White, Female, Married - Husband: Wesley Bond
Date of Birth: 13 Apr 1860, Indiana
Father: Milton Tomlinson, born North Carolina
Mother: Deliah Hiatt, born Indiana
Informant: Wesley Bond, Westfield
Date of Death: 21 Aug 1930, 730 pm
Cause of death: Chronic Intestinal obstruction
Burial: 25 Aug 1930, Chester Cemetery
Health Officer: C. H. Tomlinson
 
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Notes
N1 “In February 1842, Milton Tomlinson stood before Justice of he Peace Benjamin Wheeler, with Elias Bradfield Atte4sting, and took Hannah Davis in marriage.” [Note 28, page 249: Milton Tomlinson and Hannah Davis, Certificate of Marriage, February 10, 1842, by JP Benjamin Wheeler, Elias Bradfield Attesting, Hamilton County Records, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis]

“A Civil Ceremony, though forbidden by their church, was not uncommon among young Quakers of the time... a steady stream of nuptialy inclined Quakers (including all of the Tomlinson brothers save Noah) forsook the meetinghouse for the courthouse.
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In the eyes of the Westfield Monthly Meeting, however, a sin's popularity was no grounds for its toleration. The young couple drew a complaint of misconduct for their peccadillo and was charged with marriage 'contrary to our discipline,' [Note 29, page 249: For a disposition of their case see: Minutes of the Westfield Monthly Meeting (Women's), 7th-10th month, 1842 and Minutes of the Westfield Monthly Meeting , 6th - 9th months, 1842]

Westfield mm attempted several times to get Milton and Hannah to repent and come back to the church, but the church moved very slowly in this effort – the matter dragged on for months – in fall 1842, the meeting voted to accept the couple back into the fold. By this time Hannah was 7 months pregnant.

Hannah gave birth to Abigail on 19 Dec 1842 – One month later on 25 Jan 1843 Hannah died most likely from complications of childbirth.

Milton seemed to hold the church responsible for Hannah's death because of their harassment of the couple during the better part of her pregnancy.

The October, 1842 meeting that had accepted Hannah's offering of repentance had also received the membership of Delilah Hiatt [Note 30, page 249: Minutes of the Westfield mm (Women's), 10th Month, 1842]

 
N2 “John Rhodes, a former slave, had settled near Westfield after absconding from his owner in Missouri. In 1844, slave hunters finally tracked him down and persuaded the county court to summon him to Noblesville, beyond the reach of Westfield Quakers. When authorities tried to escort Rhodes out of town under the cover of darkness, however, the Quakers blocked their path, and in the ensuing confusion someone spirited Rhodes away. For the next several days he was shuttled between safe houses, finally landing at the Tomlinson farm. Unfortunately, Rhode's pursuers discovered his whereabouts and descend on their prey. To the rescue came young Milton Tomlinson, twenty-four years of age, who led Rhodes on a perilous flight through a forbidding swamp and to safety at last. That breathless night would be sculpted into a centerpiece of Tomlinson family history.”  [Note 22, page 249: On Westfield and the underground railroad, see Roberts, Our Westfield page 13]
N3 Milton was part of several lawsuits – from 1875-1885, he was involved in at least seven lawsuits, as many as five at at time – usually he lost – [Note 45, page 250: Civil Court Docket, Hamilton County Courthouse, Noblesville, Ind.: Charles White & ]ohn C. Pfaff v. Milton Tomlinson e[ Nathan C. Clark (July 22,1875); Willis G. Cook v. Milton Tomlinson (November 1875); Valentine Amett v. Milton Tomlinson et al. (November 5, 1876); S. M. Smith v. Milton Tomlinson (September 5, 1876); James Wilson v. Winifred Stilwell et al. (including Milton Tomlinson) (March 5,1878); Nehemiah Briles v. Noah Tomlinson, Milton Tomlinson, et al. (1884). (Case history: jury finds for plaintiffs and awards damages of $436.87 in dispute over grading of a railroad bed; defendants request appeal; request denied; defendants appeal to State Supreme Court; State Supreme Court declines to hear case and affirms judgment of lower court.) Hamilton County Deed Records: Jasper N. Davidson, Administrator v. William Zion, Milton Tomlinson, et al. (September 22,1877). White and Pfaff v. Tomlinson and Clark and Briles v. Tomlinson, Tomlinson, et al. were appealed to the State Supreme Court. This search was restricted to Hamilton County courts and therefore is not exhaustive. It did not follow changes of venue except insofar as they returned to Hamilton County.
Some of this litigation may have derived from financial troubles alluded to by Homer Tomlinson: "Three Tomlinson brothers ... as contractors built large sections of what is now the New York Central Railroad through Hamilton County.... [T]he parent company went bankrupt, leaving the Tomlinson brothers in very great debt to sub-contractors and hundreds of employees" (The Shout of a King [Queens Village, N.Y.: Church of God (Queens), 1968], 16). Homer insisted that the Tomlinson brothers, as a matter of principle, paid their inherited debts "to the uttermost penny," a conclusion that would seem to be at variance with the court record.]

Milton took two of his cases to the Indiana Supreme Court – [Note 46, page 251: Just such a dispute, in just such a losing cause, provides convincing evidence of the social standing of the Tomlinson family. In the Davidson v. Zion, Tomlinson, et al. case, the court handed down a $200.00 judgment against Milton Tomlinson. He apparently refused to pay, and a parcel of his land went on the auction block. When the property came up for auction, however, no one bid. Finally, Noah bid a pittance and purchased the property, which he promptly conveyed to Delilah, thereby returning it into his brother's hands. Bidder collusion of this kind only occurred on behalf of individuals who elicited strong communal sympathy and support.]

“The picture of Milton Tomlinson that emerges from the court records is of a re lately prominent, competitive, even stubborn businessman, with an aversion to compromise matched only by his deep desire to win.”

 
N4 AJ inherited 31 acres of and an unknown amount of personal property. [Note 64, page 267: See Washington township Transfer Book, 1899-1903 (recorded November 17, 1900); and Hamilton County Deed Records, County Recorders Office, Noblesville, Ind, where AJ receives a total of thirty-one acres in two parcels. This is confirmed by Joe Roberts, attorney at law (letter to Roger Robins, May 25, 1994), who also noted a partition decree issued October 13, 1900, setting off two tracts of land, one seven and one twenty-four acres to “Ambrose [sic] J. Tomlinson.] “Milton Tomlinson may not have approved of his son's ambitions, but his possessions would now go to support them.”
N5 Robert Tomlinson and his sons were enterprising men – They supplied apples to the workers on the National Road, transported sugar to Indianapolis, and use the profits to buy an improved plow – 1849 the boys helped Robert to build the first successful steam sawmill – the lumber from that sawmill was used to construct the White River Bridge at Noblesville. - [Note 40: page 250: Tomlinson, "A Biographical Sketch of the Life of Noah Tomlinson (1824-1918)," 5. This places the Tomlinsons in the supply network of the first major railroad boom in Indiana. According to Richard E. Wood ("Evangelical Quaker Acculturation in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1850-1875," Quaker History 76:2 [Fall 1987]: 129), the decade between 1850 and 1860 saw a jump from 228 to 2,163 miles of railroad track in Indiana.]

Milton and Noah best known as road builders – helped to built the road that is now US 31through a swamp

1860s – Milton and Noah helped to extend a gravel road from Westfield to Indianapolis

By the 1880s Milton and Noah had been a part of the construction of roads and railroads that connected Westfield to markets throughout the country

Milton and Noah remained farmers but they were far more than that simple title

 
N6 Milton was a Republican – his grandfather, William was a Whig – [Note 41, page 250: Portrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana(Chicago:Biographical Publishing Co., 1893)]

Milton often represented Washington Township at district and state Republican conventions – [Note 42, page 250: See Hamilton County Republican (February n, 1869); Noblesville Ledger(February n, 1876); Noblesville Ledger (May i, 1878); Republican Ledger (January 27,1888).]

Milton served as an occasional juror at the circuit court and as a temporary [page 76] commissioner – [Note 44, page 250: For Tomlinson as a juror, see Noblesville Ledger (June 4,1875); for Tomlinson as commissioner, see Hamilton County Deed Records, April 1881.]

 
N7 Extract:
Holy Spring Monthly Meeting, page 20: John Davis, son of Charles & Hannah, b. 10-31-1794 - Mary (Barker) Davis b. 11-24-1793
Children:
Charles b. 9-30-1815
Abner b 2-20-1817
Hannah b 1-7-1819
John b 12-28-1820
Lydia b 12-28-1822
Thomas b 8-20-1824
Mary b 9-9-1825
Enoch b 1-16-1828
Elizabeth b 2-3-1830
N8 The 1850 US Census shows a Hannah Davis in the household of Noah Tomlinson - Acc000779 - This Hannah Davis is shown to be 20 yrs old - much too young to have been the wife of Milton -

-- Abigail Tomlinson ID0941, daughter of Hannah and Milton was born 19 Dec 1842 - Giving Hannah the approximate age of 20 at her birth (the same age as Milton) that would put her approximate birth at about 1820.

-- besides, she is shown to have died abt 1843 in records from Myron and also the History Book [Bk3009]

-- Therefore I have to conclude that the Hannah Davis of the 1850 US Census is indeed a different person than the Hannah Davis ID0935

 
N9 Delilah Died 1909 – A J did not attend funeral – he had a 2-week notice of her impending death but decided to stay with his religious flock instead - “I have sacrificed going to see my mother...for the gospel's sake” [Original Data: Tomlinson, Ambrose Jessup. Manuscript diary in five vols., Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Vol. 1, July 16-August 4, 1909
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