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Parents - Robert William Allen Tomlinson and Martha Coppock      - MRM Page -
Parents - Lydia Noah Kellum, ID0211 and Esther Hiatt, ID0212    - MRM Page -
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Timeline          Family Group Sheet  (Updated 28 Nov 2012)

6 Mar 1793 Robert Born -   - North Carolina  - S1, page 751 - S2, page 14 - S3, page 281 - S4, page 15 - S5 - S6 - S7 -
19 Nov 1798 Lydia Born  - Guilford, North Carolina -
S1, page 595, 596:  States that Milton's mother was born in North Carolina
S4, page 15:  "Born Nov 19, 1798 Guilford Co, NC"
S5, S6, S7,
S16
S17, page 46:   "Tomlinson, Lydia w of Robert - d 1874 76yrs"
25 Sept 1819 Robert and Lydia Married - Randolph, North Carolina -
S1, page 595 "Robert Tomlinson remained with his mother until about twenty-six years of age, when he married Lydia Kellum. Unto this union.. were born nine children. Milton... was the eldest; then follow Martha, Noah, Allen, Jessie (deceased), Asenath, Jane, Levi and Esther."
S2, page 8 - "Robert Tomlinson was married to Lydia Kellum ninth month, twenty-fifth, eighteen nineteen, in Ran­dolph County, North Carolina."
S4, page 15 -
S8, page 846, 847 - ". . .twenty-six years of age, when he married Lydia Kellum . ."
S9 - "Name: Robert Tomlinson - Spouse: Lydia Killum - Marriage Date: 27 Sep 1819 - County: Randolph - State: North Carolina"
Nov, Dec 1819 Robert and Lydia - Religion - Quaker Church - Disowned - married out of unity - S20, p 903
Springfield mm:
"1819, 11, 17. Robert W. dis mou.
1819, 12, 8. Lydia (form Kellum) dis mou."
Abt 1820 Residence - Ohio - S2, pages 8, 9 "About one year after Robert and Lydia were married they started for the northwest in search of a new home. On reaching Ohio, they stopped there with Robert's uncle, Josiah Tomlinson, about one year."
13 July 1820 Son Milton Born - Randolph County, North Carolina
7 March 1821 Religion - Robert and Lydia Transferred from Springfield mm, North Carolina to Newberry mm, 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."
Abbreviations:  gct = Granted Certificate    rocf = Received on Certificate Form
28 June 1820
[s/b 1821]
Religion - Robert, Lydia and Milton - Newberry mm, Clinton County, Ohio - rocf - [S21, page 434],
"1820, 6, 28. Robert and w, Lydia, & s, Milton, rocf Springfield MM, N. C., dtd 1821,3,7"
Abbreviations:  gct = Granted Certificate    rocf = Received on Certificate Form
Abt 1821 Residence - Robert and Lydia were living on 160 acres purchased from Government -
S1, page 751 - "The parents remained a twelvemonth in their early home subsequent to their marriage, and then emigrated to Indiana. Journeying to Hendricks County, they settled on a one hundred and sixty acre tract, which the father had purchased from the government."
S2, page 9, 15 -
Page 9: "Feeling that there was a better place for them, they pushed on westward until they found a place in the southeast part of Hendricks County, Indiana. Here with the other pioneers, they began to battle with the wilderness in order to make a living for themselves and family. Toiling on with many disadvantages they managed to get a farm and accumulated some property. The place that they had selected proved to them, at that time, to be an unhealthy situation. Disease was a frequent visitor at their home."
Page 15
: "Thus we find our Grandfather Robert Tomlinson moving to In­diana in the year 1821 and settling in Hendricks County."
21 Feb 1822 Religion:  Wayne County, Indiana - Robert and Lydia transferred from Newberry to West Grove -
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)"
Abbreviations:  gct = Granted Certificate    rocf = Received on Certificate Form
1822-1823 Daughter Martha Born -
14 Oct 1823 Religion:  Morgan County, Indiana - Robert and Lydia transferred from Westgrove to White Lick -
S2, page 24 - "tenth month, fourteen, eighteen twenty-three. West Grove Monthly Meeting transferred the rights of membership for Robert Tomlinson and Lydia, his wife and minor children, Milton and Martha, to White Lick Monthly meeting, Morgan County, Indiana."
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"
13 Oct 1824 Son Noah Born -
1825 Religion:  Robert and Lydia were Charter members of Fairfield Monthly Meeting - Hendricks County, Indiana - S2, page 24 - "Robert and Lydia were Charter members of Fairfield Monthly Meeting, Hendricks County, Indiana, in 1825."
19 Jan 1827 Son Allen Born -
abt 1829 Son Jesse Born -
27 May 1831 Daughter Asenath Born - Hendricks County, Indiana -
3 Dec 1835 Daughter Jane Born - Hendricks County, Indiana -
1837 Religion:  Robert and Lydia transferred from Fairfield to Westfield Monthly Meeting - Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana -
S2, page 24 - "In 1837, Fairfield Monthly Meeting transferred the rights of member­ship for Robert Tomlinson and Lydia, his wife, and minor children, Milton, Martha, Noah, Allen, Jesse, Asenath and Jane, to Westfield Monthly Meeting, Westfield, Indiana."
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 39:  "Tomlinson - 9-2-1826 Lydia appt on comm - 9-2-1826 Robert appt treasurer"
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 Residence:  Farm, 2-1/2 miles northwest of Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana - S1, page 595, 751 - S2 - S3, page 281 - S8, page 846, 847 - S10, page 147 - S11, page 1 -
   
26 Jan 1837 Son Levi B. Born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
abt 1840 Religion:  A part of the Anti-Slavery Friends Movement - S2, page 16 "In 1840 there was a separation in the Society of Friends known as the "Anti-Slavery Separation." Grandfather and Grandmother joined in this separation, and from that time on to the time that the Civil war broke out in 1861 marked the greatest activities of our family in this great cause. We might stop here and mention that the only land mark of the location of the Anti-Slavery meeting house at Westfield is the grave yard at the north part of town, as that was laid out by Anti-Slavery Friends." - "Grandmother had decided by this time that she would not use any clothing material that was produced by slave labor. This decision caused much inconvenience to the family, and some privations. One instance we might mention on this line: The nearest Free Labor store was at Greensborough, Henry County, Indiana, a distance of forty miles, very poor roads and no bridges across the streams, but one day in the latter part of winter Noah was sent on horseback to that store to get a few pounds of spun cotton. In the morning when he had to start home it was raining some, and by noon it was both raining and snowing. When he arrived home he was so nearly frozen that he could not get off his horse neither could he walk to the house."
1840 US Census, Hamilton County, Indiana - S13 -
3 Oct 1841 Daughter Esther Born - Hamilton County, Indiana -
6 Jan 1843 Son Jesse Dies -
1844 John Rhodes Incident - Hid John and his family in a haystack - S23, RobbHaas Page,
S2, page 17 "While this slavery agitation was going on, another line of work sprung up known as the Under Ground Railroad. Some of the slaves had found out, by some means or other, that if they could get across the Ohio river into Indiana or Ohio that they would find friends that would hide them from the slave hunter, and help them through to Canada. Grandfather was very active in this work. One instance of this work we might mention: This was known as the "John Rhodes Case."
S12, page 261 - A part of the John Rhoads Story: (pages 247-261) - Page 261: "The first night after John Rhoads and family had 'spilled' out of the wagon, they were taken to a haystack, belonging to Robert Tomlinson, where they remained till morning."
1847 Robert built a frame barn in Hamilton County, Indiana - S11, page 5 In 1847 Noah helped his father build a frame barn, which is yet standing
1849 Robert built a steam sawmill 3 miles north of Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana - S11, page 5 First successful steam sawmill in Hamilton County "They sawed the timber for the first rail road breidge across White River at Noblesville and hauled it with their oxen."
1850-1870 Occupation:  Farmer - S5, S6, S7,
1850 US Census - Family - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S5,
2 Oct 1852 Daughter Martha Dies -
31 March 1859 Religion - Signed petition forming Chester Friends Church - Hamilton County, Indiana -
S1, page 595, 751:  page 595: "He was a devout member of the Friends' Church." - Page 751: "He was a leading member of the Friends Church..."
S8, page 320-323:  Robert and Lydia signed a petition to establish Chester Friends Church 31 March 1859.  "We, the Undersigned members of the Westfield Monthly Meeting, request the privilege of holding a meeting for worship and a preparative among ourselves to be known by the name of Chester, two miles north of the town of Westfield, in the county of Hamilton, in the state of Indiana. Said meeting to be held on the first and fourth day of each week, except first day of quarterly and fourth day of monthly meeting weeks. The preparative meeting to be held on fourth day before the last seventh day in each month. The petition was signed by Robert Tomlinson, Peter Rich, David Stalker, John Stalker, Joseph Moore, William Baldwin, Lydia Tomlinson, Prudence Jessup, Amy Rich, Annie Stalker, Deborah Moore, Mary Baldwin, Noah Tomlinson, Allen Tomlinson, Eli Carey, Isom Hiatt, Jonathan Carey, David Fodrea, Abigail Tomlinson, Martha A Tomlinson, Mary Carey, Asenath Hiatt, Eliza A Carey and Tamer Fodrea.")
26 Oct 1859 Religion:  Robert and Lydia were heads of Chester Meeting, Hamilton County, Indiana - S14,
S8, page 320-323:  "...Chester was organized on October 26, 1859, with Robert Tomlinson and Lydia Tomlinson as heads of the meeting..."
1860 US Census - Family - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S6,
28 Aug 1867 Will for Robert - S15, page 54, #381:  Tomlinson, Robert. Will dated 28 Aug 1867; Proved 3 Jan 1876 - Legatees: Wife Lydia - Daug 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)
1870 US Census - Family - Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - S7,
20 Dec 1874 Lydia Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana - Burial:  Chester Friends Cemetery -
S1, page 595:  "She died deeply mourned, at about the age of seventy-three years."
S4, page 15:  "Died Dec. 4, 1874 Near Westfield, Ind"
S16, ???/Lydia/Wife of/Robert/Tomlinson/Died/12Mo.20, 1874/Aged/76Y1M1D.
S17, page 46:   "Tomlinson, Lydia w of Robert - d 1874 76yrs
S19:  Lydia Tomlinson, Row 18, Stone 6
Headstone Image: 
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=241&GScid=84618&GRid=14336830&
S22, part 6, page 309  "age 76y 7m 7d, bur Chester"
 
   
4 Dec 1875 Robert Dies - Hamilton, Indiana - Burial: Chester Friends Cemetery
S1, page 595, 751:  Page 595: "...until his death, at the age of eighty-three years." - Page 751: "...entered into rest December 4, 1875..."
S2, page 14:  "died in Hamilton County, Indiana, twelfth month, fourth, eighteen seventy-five."
S4, page 15:  "Died Dec 4, 1875"
S17, page 46:  "Tomlinson, Our Father Robert - d 1875 82 yrs"
S18,
S19 - Robert Tomlinson: Row 18, Stone 7
Headstone Image http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=241&GScid=84618&GRid=14344388&
S22, part 6, page 309  "Age 82y 8m 25d, bur Chester"
 
3 Jan 1876 Probate for Robert - S15, page 54, #381 - 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
1880 Tomlinson Property  Link,
   
4 July 1885 Son Levi B. Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana -
19 Jan 1899 Son Allen Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana -
12 June 1899 Son Milton Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana -
20 July 1909 Daughter Asenath Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana -
22 Feb 1918 Son Noah Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana -
1927 Robert and Lydia were mentioned and pictured in a newspaper article - S14,
19 June 1928 Daughter Jane Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana
1936 Daughter Esther Dies - Hamilton County, Indiana
   
  Education - Lydia - S1, page 595:  "The mother received the benefit of a common-school education,"
  Politics:  Robert Was a Republican - Also a member of the Antislavery Party

S1, pages 595, 751:  Page 595: "Politically a Republican, he was an influential man and a local leader of the party." Page 751: "...was politically a strong Republican,...."
S2, page 16: "About that time there was a political party organized known as the "Antislavery Party," of which Grandfather was a member.")
S3, page 281:  Tomlinson, Robert; 2-1/2 m nw Westfield. Born in N. C. 1793; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend
  Religion:  Robert and Lydia were Lifelong members of the Society of Friends -

S1, page 595: "... was a valued member of the Friends' Church."
S2, page 14, 15 -
S3, page 281:  "Tomlinson, Robert; 2-1/2 m nw Westfield. Born in N. C. 1793; settled in H. C. 1837. Rep. Friend"
S8, pages 320-323: 
S14 -
  Military:  Robert Did not agree with militarism and capital punishment -

S2, page 18:  "One other great principle of Grandfather's I think is worth mentioning, and that is his attitude toward militarism and capital punishment. He did not believe one man could take another man's life, and be doing the will of his Heavenly Father whom he served. Therefore he was opposed to war or drilling men for war. One illustration of this: There was a time in the state when all men over twenty-one years of age were expected to meet at the county seat or some stated place to take military training. When he lived in Hendricks County the time came for him to meet for training. He did not go. After some time the sheriff came to collect the fine for his not appearing, and took a new axe for the fine."

   
   
   

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Children
Milton Tomlinson, ID0184   (My Ancestor)    - MRM Page -

Born:  13 July 1820
Spouse
Children
Died: 12 June 1899
Martha Tomlinson, ID0931  MRM Page

Born:  Bet 1822 and 1823 - Hendricks County, Indiana
Spouse:  Levi H. Cook, ID0936 - Married 6 May 1849
Children
Died: 2 Oct 1852
 
Noah Tomlinson, ID0765  - MRM Page -

Born:  13 Oct 1824 - Hendricks County, Indiana
Spouse:  Abigail Davis - Married 17 July 1845 -
Children:  (8)
Died: 22 Feb 1918 - Hamilton County, Indiana
 
Allen Tomlinson, ID0764 -    MRM Page

Born:  19 Jan 1827 - Hendricks County, Indiana -
Spouse
#1:  Martha A. Perisho, ID0767 - Married 14 Sept 1851 - 6 children
#2:  Eliza A. Unknown, ID0768 - Married 6 Oct 1881 - 
Children:  (6)
Died: 12 Jan 1899 - Hamilton County, Indiana -
BuriedChester Friends Cemetery, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Property 1880  Link,
Jesse Tomlinson, ID0932 - MRM Page

Born:  Abt 1829 - Indiana -
Spouse
Children
Died: 6 Jan 1843 -
Asenath Tomlinson, ID0933 - MRM Page

Born:  27 May 1831 - Hendricks County, Indiana -
Spouse:  Isom Hiatt - Married 4 Nov 1849 -
Children:  (8)
Died:
Property 1880  Link,
Jane Tomlinson, ID0763 - MRM Page

Born:  3 Dec 1835 - Hendricks County, Indiana -
Spouse:  Amos Doan, ID0938 - Married 4 Oct 1882
Children:  (None)
Died: 19 June 1928 - Hamilton County, Indiana -
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Property 1880  Link,
Levi B. Tomlinson, ID0934 - MRM Page

Born:  26 Jan 1837 - Hamilton County, Indiana -
Spouse
#1:  Eliza E. Hoag, ID0939 (Died 2 May 1879) - Married 15 Sept 1866 - 2 Children
#2:  Betty A. Green, ID0940 - Married 6 Sept 1883 -
Children:  Dr. Carlton H. Tomlinson, ID0957 - Alice C. Tomlinson, ID0968 -
Died: 4 July 1885 - Hamilton County, Indiana -
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Property 1880  Link,
Esther Tomlinson, ID0762 - MRM Page

Born:  3 Oct 1841 - Hamilton County, Indiana -
Spouse:  Never Married
Children:  No Children
Died: 1936 - Hamilton County, Indiana
Buried Chester Friends Cemetery, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Property 1880  Link,
 

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S1 BookPortrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana. Chicago Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co, 1893. Bk3009., page 595, 596, 751.
Repository:  Archive.org
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S2 Book:  Tomlinson, Asher K. Family Tree of Robert and Lydia Kellum. Indiana:, 1925, Revised Aug 1967 Doc0244.pdf
S3 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), Bk3009  
S4 Tomlinson Family Sheets. Created by Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr. ID0016, about 1981. Images are photocopies of his originals with my notes added. Acc000795/Doc0265.odt & .pdf Doc0265.pdf
S5 1850 US Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Page 13, Line 30 Robert Tomlinson Household. Original Data: NARA,M432, Roll 148, Page 7, Image 326. www.ancestry.com , accessed 15 Dec 2006. Acc000779/Ph8347-001.jpg.

Extract: Page 13, Line 30, Dwelling & Family 85 -
1] Robert Tomlinson: 57 yr old male, Farmer - Real Estate Value $1500 - Born in North Carolina -
2] Lydia Tomlinson: 51 yr old female, born in North Carolina.
3] Allen Tomlinson: 23 yr old male, Farmer, born in Indiana.
4] Jane Tomlinson: 14 yr old female, born in Indiana.
5] Levi B. Tomlinson: 13 yr old male, born in Indiana, attend school.
6] Esther Tomlinson: 8 yr old female, born in Indiana.
7] Isom Hiatt: 23 yr old male, Farmer, real estate value $400, born in Ohio, married within the year.
8] Asomith Hiatt: 21 yr old female, born in Indiana, married within the year.
9] Abigail Tomlinson: 7 yr old female, born in Indiana [ID0941]
 
 
S6 1860 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Page 106, Line 36, Dwelling & Family 803, Robert Tomlinson Household. Original Data: NARA M653 Roll 263. www.ancestry.com , accessed 9 Dec 2006. Acc000749/ Ph8348-001, 002.jpg -

Extract:
Page 106, line 36 -
1] Robert Tomlinson: 66 yr old male, farmer, real estate value $2400, personal estate value $690, Born North Carolina.
2] Lydia Tomlinson: 60 yr old female.
3] Jane Tomlinson: 23 yr old female, school teacher.
4] Levi Tomlinson: 21 yr old [listed as female], Labor.
5] Esther Tomlinson: 18 yr old female.
Page 107, line 1 -
6] Abigail Tomlinson: 17 yr old female - [ID0941]
Family: All members of household, with the exception of Robert were born in Indiana
 
S7 1870 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Page 69, Line 38-40, Page 70, Lines 1, 2 - Robert Tomlinson Household. Original Data: NARA, M593, roll 319. www.ancestry.com , accessed 9 Dec 2006. Acc000750/ Ph8349-001, 002.jpg -

Extract:
Page 69, line 38 -
1] Robert Tomlinson: 77 yr old white male, Retired Farmer, real estate value $3000 - personal estate value $300, born North Carolina, Male over 21 yrs of age.
2] Lydia Tomlinson: 72 yr old white female, keeping house, born North Carolina.
3] Jane Tomlinson: 34 yr old white female, teacher, born Indiana.
Page 70, line 1 -
4] Esther Tomlinson: 37 yr old white female, teacher, born Indiana.
5] Abigail Tomlinson: 26 yr old white female, housekeeper, born Indiana [ID0941]
 
S8 Book:  Haines, John F. History of Hamilton County, Indiana...... Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen, 1915.  Bk2922 Doc0245.pdf
Doc0246.pdf
S9 Marriage Record, "North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004" Robert Tomlinson and Lydia Killum. 27 Sept 1819. Original Data: County Court Records at Asheboro, NC and FHS # 0019641, 0019658, 0418149. www.ancestry.com , accessed 29 Feb 2008. Acc001070.  
S10 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
S11 Book:  Tomlinson, Asher Kellum. A Biographical Sketch of the Life of Noah Tomlinson 1824-1918. Self-publish, 24 April 1931. I obtained this from Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr. Acc001123/ Ph8350-001-007.jpg. Doc0273.pdf
S12 Book:  Shirts, Augustus Finch. A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana, from the year 1818 to the close of the Civil War. 1901. Bk2957

Repository:  Archive.org
Archive.org - Read Online
S13 1840 Federal Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. Page 290. Line 9: Robert Tomlinson.  Original Data: NARA, M704, Roll 82, page 152. www.ancestry.com , accessed 9 Dec 2006. Acc000748/ Ph8346.jpg. 

Extract: Robert Tomlinson ID0060:
Males: Under 5 = 1; 10-15 = 2; 15-20 = 1; 20-30 = 1; 40-50 = 1;
Females: 5-10 = 2; 15-20 = 1; 40-50 = 1
 
S14 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/ Doc0274.pdf. Doc0274.pdf
S15 Book:  Bevelhimer, Susan. Abstracts of the will records of Hamilton County, Indiana1824-1901. Owensboro, Ky. : Cook & McDowell, 1981. Bk2971.

 Repository: Anderson Public Library: 977.229 Bevelhimer. Page 54, #381
 
S16 Headstone Inscription, Chester Friends Cemetery. Lydia Kellum Tomlinson. 

Extract:  "Lydia/Wife of/Robert/Tomlinson/Died/12Mo.20, 1874/Aged/76Y1M1D"

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S17 Book:  Evans, Nellie E, compiler. Hamilton County Cemeteries, Vol. 1. Sheridan, Indiana: Nellie E Evans, nd Doc0241.pdf
S18 Headstone Inscription, Chester Friends Cemetery.  Robert Tomlinson. 

Extract:  "Our Father/ Robert Tomlinson/ Died/ 12 mo 4 1875/ Aged/ 82 yrs 8M 28D"

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S19 Chester Cemetery Listing. Hamilton East Public Library/Family History Vertical Files/Hiatt, Tomlinson, Robbins.   
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 Newspaper Article, "Most Famous Railroad in All History" Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 8 June 1916, page 1, Col. 3. newspapers.com, accessed 30 Jan 2018. Doc4620.pdf


Page 1:
MOST FAMOUS RAILROAD IN ALL HISTORY
STATIONS LOCATED ON RURAL ROUTE 29, OUT OF WESTFIELD - ONE INCIDENT TOLD
R. R. MADE ROUTE FAMOUS
People Still Have Some of the Characteristics of Fathers -- Route 35's Next Move Awaited

Editor Ledger:
Deming was the scene of the last line of defense presented for Route 29, in its contest with Route 35, and from Deming, let the judges now take their way, in though, and follow the line of Jay Gunn's route, . . . over territory bristling with history and covered now by happy homes.
. . .
The next farm is as well known perhaps as any farm in the community. It is occupied now by Mrs. Alfred Graham and family, but it was formerly the Jesse Foulke farm. The big barn on the Foulke farm was the scene in the early days of many exciting scenes. It was here that some big public meetings were held, including debates on religious topics, and the early debates as to spiritualism. William W. Conner, of Noblesville, formerly had the habit of coming out to pit his wits against the best brains of the community, and many exciting controversies took place in the big barn. Then, across the road, hidden away from sight now, is the old Mt. Pleasant cemetery, and the site of the old church, where great religious occasions happened fifty and more years ago. Orators of that day did not mince words and they did not save their strength by talking by "main strength and awkwardness," as they expressed it, but they could make an audience rise to heights of exaltation.
The route reaches the Cicero-Sheridan road, soon after passing the Graham farm, which is one of the finest and best cared for farms in the community. . .

Page 7, col. 2 & 3:  [John Rhoads Incident]
Route 29 is made up in part of the route of the most famous railroad in history, the Underground Railroad. This road led from the South to Westfield, and Westfield at that time was perhaps more widely known than any other town in Indiana, even including the capital. Westfield was a station, and the route then ran through the Tomlinson neighborhood, by Chester, on north, to Bakers Corner, to Boxley, then through Tipton county to New London, then on, by way of the North Star to Canada, and freedom. About 1856, this Underground Railroad was in full operation. The trains were smokeless and noiseless, but they ran day and especially at night. For Example, the Rhoads family, a colored family, whose son, John Rhoads, later was a character well known in the county and especially at Deming, came up from the South and located just southeast of Bakers Corner, near what was later the Jones Sawmill. The Southern planters located the colored family and came after them. The old man Rhoads' name was John, too, and his wife's name was Lou Ann. There were three girls, Jane Ann, Sallie Ann and Phoebe Ann. The slave driver located the house and he and his fellow slave hunters surrounded the house, but windows and doors in the old log house were barred. Lou Ann Rhoads was full of plans, and she used a straw tick, burning a little straw at a time, to keep the fugitive slave hunters from coming down the chimney. The old man Rhoads struck at one of the men who tried to get in the door, and the slave drive left some of his hair and blood on the door jam. The colored family kept the drivers at bay until morning, and then some of the Bakers and Hodsons and other neighbors heard the disturbance and rallied to save the negroes.
Then it was agreed to go to Noblesville and have a trial of the case. They put the negroes all in a covered wagon, and started to Noblesville. They got down to old Tile Factory Corner and then some of the white men who were interested in the freedom of the negores said the negroes should be tried at Westfield, instead of Noblesville. The slave owners said, no, they should go to Noblesville and one of them said he would shoot anybody who tried to change the course of the caravan, for it was a caravan by by this time, for the community had been aroused. Daniel Jones, who lived at Westfield, had arrived, and he jumped up on the wagon, took the lines and said, Let him shoot! Asa Beals was also present and he was an orator of some force, and he continued a speech to the people as they journeyed on toward Westfield. Westfield was finally reached, and everybody including the "innocent" Jones and Beals, looked in the wagon for the colored family but they had "all leaked out." Mr. Moon, father of Anna Maria Beals, was one of the men who helped the negroes "leak" from the wagon:
Many other tragic incidents are told of he Underground Railroad days, but now they are merely laughable, showing kind f stuff of which the railroaders of that day were made and they give a distinct hale of honor to all who had a part in the organization, financing, building and management of the famous old Underground Railroad.
 
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