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Family of John Singleton DONHAM and Calista A. KESLER

Husband: John Singleton DONHAM (1834- )
Wife: Calista A. KESLER (1842- )
Children: Laura DONHAM (1867- )
Sarah Ellen DONHAM (1871- )
Robert A. DONHAM (1873- )
Margaret Bell DONHAM (1876- )
George Edward DONHAM (1879- )
Marriage 25 Dec 1866 1

Husband: John Singleton DONHAM

Name: John Singleton DONHAM 2
Sex: Male
Father: Abijah DONHAM (1812-1864)
Mother: Margaret DONHAM (1815-1895)
Birth 4 May 1834 Perry Twp., Clay, IN 1

Wife: Calista A. KESLER

Name: Calista A. KESLER 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 24 May 1842 1

Child 1: Laura DONHAM

Name: Laura DONHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 30 Oct 1867 1

Child 2: Sarah Ellen DONHAM

Name: Sarah Ellen DONHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 22 Apr 1871 1

Child 3: Robert A. DONHAM

Name: Robert A. DONHAM 1
Sex: Male
Birth 13 Nov 1873 1

Child 4: Margaret Bell DONHAM

Name: Margaret Bell DONHAM 1
Sex: Female
Birth 6 Jul 1876 1

Child 5: George Edward DONHAM

Name: George Edward DONHAM 1
Sex: Male
Birth 7 Aug 1879 1


1Scott T.S. Trimble, "Donham Family History" (1995-2000).
STST Genealogy,
Text From Source: Blanchard's History of Clay County gives the following account of his life:

He took a contract for the construction of the Terre Haute and Cincinnati Railroad grade, and finished the first mile in Clay County in 1872. In autumn 1856 he taught his first term in Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana, and continued teaching in that county for three years. He then taught at Perry Township for three years, Posey Township for seven years, and back to Perry Township where he taught in winter of 1870-1871, his last term of teaching. He retired because of failing health. He then farmed for one year.

He was a Democrat and was active in politics. In 1860, he was before the Democratic Convention for the nomination of County Treasurer, but was unsuccessful. In 1862, he again made an effort, but was unsuccessful. In 1864, he was before the Democratic Convention for Recorder, but failed again. In 1865, he was elected Trustee of Perry Township, and served one term. In 1868, he was for the third time before the Democratic Convention for the nomination of County Treasurer, and again suffered defeat. In 1859-60, he was Assessor of Perry Township in 1869, Real Estate Appraiser of Perry Township, and in 1880 again Appraiser of Perry Township.


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