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Ancestors of Stephen Cooper Gause

Generation No. 2


      2. Eli D. Gause, born December 23, 1807 in , Pennsylvania, Redstone MM in Fayette County, org. in 1793; died April 18, 1860 in , Henry County, Indiana. He was the son of 4. Nathan Gause and 5. Mary Ailes. He married 3. Lydia Cooper September 20, 1832 in Preble, Adams County, Indiana, Elk Mtg. in Preble County, Ohio, org. in 1809.

      3. Lydia Cooper, born December 07, 1813 in Somerville, Butler County, Ohio; died August 27, 1896. She was the daughter of 6. Jacob Cooper and 7. Elizabeth Walls.

Notes for Eli D. Gause:
RESEARCHER:Sharon Easley of Kansas City, Mo
Dorothy Gause Biggs, daughter of George Eli and Lulu May Gause, is responsible for obtaining and compiling information on the Gause accessorial. She gave copies of records to Sharon Jeanette (Latham) Easley who has transferred data into Family Tree Maker and maintains all documents, books, transcripts, photos, personal knowledge from relatives, etc.

Son of Nathan and Mary Gause, was born in 1807. His family obtained "Certificates" and transferred from Redstone Monthly Meeting in western Pennsylvania to Elk Monthly Meeting in western Ohio. It was there the Eli met and won Lydia Cooper. They were given "permission to marry" and the wedding took place in Preble County, Ohio in 1832. Lydia was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Cooper who lived on a farm just across the Butler County line. A copy of the deed to this farm dated 1817 shows he paid $3000.00 for 101 acres.

Eli D. and Lydia moved across Ohio to Henry County, Indiana in 1837. Some other Gause families moved there too. They became members of the Spiceland Monthly Meetings, Henry County, Indiana, org. 1833. Many of their names are recorded on the rolls there. Quaker meetings are still held in Spiceland.

As in other Quaker settlements, schools were established. Theirs was called "Spiceland Academy". The children of Eli and Lydia must have attended this school. Stephen Cooper Gause was born in Henry County, Indiana in 1848. The family lived there until he was almost twelve.

In 1861 they moved north to Hamilton County, Indiana. The census of that year records Stephen, Lydia and Amos in school in Washington township. The family farm was valued at $2,500.00. Personal property valued $1000.00. Acreage and descriptions are not given.

Stephen enlisted in the 130th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers at the age of fifteen. His papers show age eighteen so he may have "put a paper in his shoe with the number 18 written on it; then he could say I'm over 18." This was common practice among volunteers. It is said that he enlisted because his older brother, Jacob, died in the war. He must have died in the first years of the Civil War because Stephen mustered in November, 1863. Muster roll, pension records and the history of the 130th Regiment are in the Military section of my records. Due to the rigors of battle and conditions of the field camps Stephen became ill with typhoid fever. He was in a field hospital at New Bern, North Carolina for two months.

He sustained permanent damage to his lungs and was granted a pension for the rest of his life. Note: A story is told that he met his bride-to-be while stationed in Guilford County, North Carolina. When the regiment was mustered out in late 1865, Stephen returned to his family in Indiana.

He was disowned by the Quakers because of his Military service in 1867. He could probably have been re-instated but there is no evidence that he attended meetings after that.

In His pension papers his occupation was given as farmer but he was a carpenter too. He had been educated to be a teacher but chose not to go in that profession.

Emily Louzena Northum arrived in Indiana and they were married there in 1870. Their four daughters were born in Hamilton County, Indiana. A son George Eli was born in Nobelsville, Indiana in 1877. Another son John Albert, was born in Norton County, Kansas, September 18, 1887.



Notes for Lydia Cooper:
RESEARCHER:Sharon Easley of Kansas City, Mo
Information obtained from William Cooper's (b.1753) son, Jacob Cooper (b.1787). William Cooper
gave a sketch of his Grandfather Jacob Cooper's (b.1727) ancestry according to Aunt Lydia Cooper.
Jacob Cooper born December 7, 1830, Professor at Rutgers, wrote and preserved information on the Cooper Ancientry. His son William is responsible for compiling and preserving papers. William gave records to Fay James who gave them to Mary Latham Herring. Mary Latham Herring gave them to her brother William S. Latham who asked his daughter, Sharon Jeanette (Latham) Easley, to preserve them. Sharon has transferred data into Family Tree Maker and maintains all documents, books, transcripts, photos, etc.

Lydia Cooper Gause is the sister to Dr. Elias Samuel Cooper (See the Cooper Family), sister to Hannah Cooper Lane who is the mother to Dr. Levi Cooper Lane, he would be a nephew. Sister to Dr. Esaias Cooper and Jacob Cooper, Professor of Rutgers University. She is the mother to Stephen Cooper Gause my great-grandfather.

Information is also in the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. (Lydia Cooper's Ancestor Chart begins here) Additional information is in Pennsylvania to California Attachment 1756-1927. Send upon request.

More About Eli Gause and Lydia Cooper:
Marriage: September 20, 1832, Preble, Adams County, Indiana, Elk Mtg. in Preble County, Ohio, org. in 1809
     
Children of Eli Gause and Lydia Cooper are:
  1 i.   Stephen Cooper Gause, born March 08, 1848 in , Henry County, Indiana; died April 12, 1926 in Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma; married etc. Emily Louzena Northum December 22, 1870 in Hamilton Circuit Court, Indiana.
  ii.   Jacob C. Gause, born 1838 in , Henry County, Indiana; died Abt. June 16, 1862 in , Henry County, Indiana at parents home.
  Notes for Jacob C. Gause:
RESEARCHER:Sharon Easley of Kansas City, Mo
While in army (Civil War, Private of Company D- 41st Indiana Regiment of Indiana- Captain E. C. Anthony -United States Volunteers got Typhoid Fever and was sick at Columbia, Tenn, March 28, 1862. Died while on Furlow. Enlisted November 6, 1861 to serve 3 years. Records indicate Discharged or Death on June 16, 1862. Occupation when he enlisted was a farmer. Height 5'10" - fair Complexion- Blue Eyes-light hair.

  More About Jacob C. Gause:
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

  iii.   Sarah T. Gause, born November 27, 1841; died Unknown; married Sam Hill; died Unknown.
  iv.   Amos W. Gause, Doctor, born May 20, 1852 in ,Henry County, Indiana; died January 15, 1907; married Alice; died Unknown.
  Notes for Amos W. Gause, Doctor:
RESEARCHER:Sharon Easley of Kansas City, Mo
Dorothy Gause Biggs, daughter of George Eli and Lulu May Gause, is responsible for obtaining and compiling information on the Gause accessorial. She gave copies of records to Sharon Jeanette(Latham) Easley who has transferred data into Family Tree Maker and maintains all documents, books, transcripts, photos, etc.

  v.   Lydia Ann Gause, born March 17, 1854 in , Henry County, Indiana; died Unknown.
  vi.   Doctor Edward J. Gause, Doctor, born June 08, 1858 in , Henry County, Indiana; died June 07, 1925; married Alice; died Unknown.
  Notes for Doctor Edward J. Gause, Doctor:
RESEARCHER:Sharon Easley of Kansas City, Mo
Note: There is a picture of Edmond W. and Stephan Gause.

  More About Doctor Edward J. Gause, Doctor:
Medical Information: He was 50" around his stomach. Had mustage.

  vii.   Mary Elizabeth Gause, born in , Henry County, Indiana; died Unknown; married Ira H or O Stanbroug; died Unknown.
  viii.   William C. Gause, born March 23, 1835; died June 06, 1836.
  Notes for William C. Gause:
Researcher: Sharon Easley, Kansas City, Mo.
Email from Joy Miller, June 29, 2001 who looks up Cemetery records for Henry County, Indiana.
This recording is as follows:
Wayne Township, page 33 Gause, Nathan d. Feb. 8, 1855 76y 8m 1d e-56, Elm Grove Cemetery
Spiceland Township, Old Friends Cemetery, Gause, Mary b. 5-12-1786 d. 8-19-1858 P: Amos and Ann
(Brown) Ailes; mar: 6-7-1804 Nathan Gause (1778-1854)
Gause, Eli b. 3-1-1786 d. 12-18-1868 P: Solomon and Ruth Gause, Spiceland Township, Old Friends Cemetery.
Isaac Gause b. 4-21-1821 d. 11-10-1865 P: Nathan and Mary (Ailes) Gause, Spiceland Township, Old Friends Cemetery
Martha (Ellis) Gause b. 6-4-1843 d. 4-16-1865 P: Joshua and Mimiam (Branson) Ellis mar: Stephen A. Gause (1826 - ?) son of Nathan and Mary (Ailes) Gause, Spiceland Township, Old Friends Cemetery
Richard Gause b. 3-18-1818 d. 8-17-1840 P: Eli and Martha (Pierce) Gause; mar: Elizabeth Cooper, Elizabeth later married Driver Boone; she was b. 4-6-1820 d. 9-12-1886 P: Johathan and Esther (Alexander) Cooper, Spiceland Township, Old Friends Cemetery
Ruth Gause b. 3-23-1816 d. 4-20-1840 P: Eli and Martha (Pierce) Gause, Spiceland Township, Old Friends Cemetery
Gause, Nathan n.d. b. 10-5-1804 P: Nathan and Mary (Ailes) Gause, Spiceland Township, Circle Grove Cemetery.
William C. Gause b. 3-23-1835 d. 6-6-1836 P: Eli D. and Lydia (Cooper) Gause

  More About William C. Gause:
Burial: Unknown, , Henry County, Indiana, Spiceland Township at Old Friends Cemetery




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