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Dinsmore [Densmore] Barn and Family  



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By what is stated on the back of the photo this property was a part of the original land grant of William Thompson.

Old Log Barn - The logs for this old barn were cut and hewed by W. D. Thompson, who built the barn on land entered by his father who came here in 1836. It adjoined the old Voreis farm in union twonship, and is known in later years as the old Densmore place. this building was standing still a few years before the death of mr.Thompson, and this picture was taken while at a family reunion, Mr. Thompson and his sister, Mrs. Julia Harsch, standing near by.




And the location of the Dinsmore and Vories farms are thus - they are now part of the Culver Military Academy holdings. This is from the 1898 map; the Dinsmore and Vories holdings are also on the 1880 map but the one I have at present is cropped short of showing the entire holdings as presented below.

The following 1880 map below shows W. Dinsmore



The following 1898 map below shows Wm. Dinsmore:
The following 1898 map below shows Wm. Dinsmore


The following 1908 map below shows Mary J. Hissong est.


The following 1922 map below shows Culver Military Academy as the owner of the property


William Dinsmore Birth: 1822 Death: Jun. 20, 1897 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

married 1 st Agnes [-?-] Birth: 1823 {Ireland} Death: Feb. 6, 1894 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
    Mary Jane {Densimore} Dinsmore Birth: Sep. 9, 1852 New York Death: Dec. 2, 1939 Marshall County Indiana Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married Hamilton Hissong Birth: Jul. 18, 1849 Stark County, Ohio Death: Aug. 17, 1931 Argos Marshall County Indiana son of John Hissong and Elizabeth Wilson Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

    Adam Dinsmore Birth: Feb. 20, 1854 New York Death: Apr. 9, 1917 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married 16 Mar 1881 MArhsall county Indiana Alice M. Wilson Birth: Jan. 20, 1855 Death: Sep. 28, 1947 daughter of John W. Wilson and Nancy Ward

    Alexander Dinsmore Birth: 1861 Indiana Death: 1943 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married Mary [-?-] b. 1869 death 1902 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana

    Susan A (Susanna) Dinsmore Birth: 1862 Indiana Death: Jul. 18, 1902 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married Clemuell Curtis Birth: 28 Aug 1855 - Marshall Marriage: 13 Jan 1884 - Marshall, Indiana son of William Curtis, Sarah Snodgrass
William married 2nd Margret Grube Pontius Birth: Nov. 15, 1829 Pennsylvania Death: Feb. 7, 1901 Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana, widow of Philip Pontius daughter of Peter Grube and Anna (Nancy) Landis

Census records for the family are 1860; and 1870; and 1880.

This barn could of been the one mention in this article:
    Work on the airport project northeast of town began Monday with ten men employed in preliminary clearing of the land. In tearing down the old barn that must be removed to make way for the runways, it was found the structure was built of walnut and no nails were used, wooden pegs holding the beams and boards together, making the structure an old landmark. - - 17 January 1934 - Culver Citizen
in regards to the construction of the Culver Airport.






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