Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents of:   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref:10972. Born: around 1750 at Somerset Co. MD  Compiled 19/07/2010

  GENERATION   One

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 10972. Born: around 1750 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Died: during 1845 at U.S.A. aged 95.  Mar: around 1778 at Somerset Co. MD to Disharoon, Elizabeth 10973. Born at Salisbury, Somerset Co MD on

    the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay

      JAMES. Ref: 10974. Born during 1779 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      JOHN. Ref: 10980. Born around 1782 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      POLLY. Ref: 10975. Born around 1782 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      ELEANOR. Ref: 10979. Born around 1784 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      THOMAS C. Ref: 10963. Born during 1787 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      ROBERT E. Ref: 10976. Born around 1789 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      EUNICE. Ref: 10977. Born around 1796 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 10978. Born around 1798 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

      SAMUEL. Ref: 10981. Born around 1800 at Somerset Co. MD. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Ref: 10973

  GENERATION   Two

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 10974. Born: during 1779 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.   Mar: around 1810 at U.S.A to Green, Polly 10991.

      GEORGE. Ref: 10992. Born during 1811 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

      MARCELLUS. Ref: 10993. Born around 1813 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

      AMANDA. Ref: 10994. Born around 1815 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

      ROYSTON. Ref: 10995. Born around 1817 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 10996. Born around 1819 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

      MATILDA. Ref: 10997. Born around 1820 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

      JOHN. Ref: 10998. Born around 1822 at U.S.A.. Mother: Green, Polly, Ref: 10991

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 10980. Born: around 1782 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth, Mother

    Ref: 10973.

   POLLY COVINGTON. Ref: 10975. Born: around 1782 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.   Mar: around 1800 at Maryland MD to Hayman, James .

   ELEANOR COVINGTON. Ref: 10979. Born: around 1784 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.


   THOMAS C COVINGTON. Ref: 10963. Born: during 1787 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.  Died: 25 Sep 1833 at Rising Sun IN aged 46.  Mar: 2 Sep 1815 at Dearborn Co IN to Nichols, Mary Polly 10964. Emigrated

   with his brother Robert (10976) from Maryland via the Ohio River to Burlington KY where they arrived at the time war was declared against the

   British and the Indians in the war of 1812. Both enlisted in the Kentucky Militia and fought at the seige of Ft. Meigs. Both brothers were discharged

   from the army at Burlington and eventually crossed the Ohio River and settled at Rising Sun IN.

  

   He was a farmer and in 1815 purchased 82.37 acres of land legally described as the NW 1/4 Sec 14 T4N R2W located in Washington township,

   Dearborn Co IN and physically described as 1 1/4 miles north of Hartford (then known as Laughery) and across the ford in Laughery Creek, on the

   west side of Cole Lane road.

  

   In 1833 he sold the farm and bought land in Illinois with land grants issued to him for his military service. The land is believed to have been located

    in Crane Creek Township, Mason Co IL. Upon his return to Indiana his eldest son George (10966) contracted a fever (probably Typhoid) and died

   June 8 1833. Two months later Thomas developed the same fever and died. (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

      ELIZABETH. Ref: 10965. Born 6 Dec 1816 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      GEORGE N. Ref: 10966. Born during 1819 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      ROBERT. Ref: 10967. Born 10 Feb 1822 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      JAMES. Ref: 2355. Born 10 Apr 1824 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      THOMAS. Ref: 10968. Born 8 Nov 1826 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      JOHNSON WATTS. Ref: 10969. Born 13 Jun 1829 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      JOHN. Ref: 10970. Born during 1831 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

      EUNICE. Ref: 10971. Born during 1834 at Dearborn Co IN. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Ref: 10964

   ROBERT E COVINGTON. Ref: 10976. Born: around 1789 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.   Mar: 7 Jan 1819 at Rising Sun IN to Fulton, Mary 10985. Emigrated with his brother Thomas (10963) from Maryland via the

   Ohio River to Burlington KY where they arrived at the time war was declared against the British and the Indians in the war of 1812. Both enlisted in

   the Kentucky Militia and fought at the seige of Ft. Meigs. Both brothers were discharged from the army at Burlington and eventually crossed the

   Ohio River and settled at Rising Sun IN. He was a carpenter by trade and the family stayed in Rising Sun for their entire lifetime. (360 years of

      SAMUEL F. Ref: 10986. Born around 1821 at Rising Sun IN. Mother: Fulton, Mary, Ref: 10985

      JOHN B. Ref: 10987. Born 1824- 1825 at Rising Sun IN. Mother: Fulton, Mary, Ref: 10985

   EUNICE COVINGTON. Ref: 10977. Born: around 1796 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.   Mar: around 1818 at U.S.A to Hayman, Henry .

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 10978. Born: around 1798 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.   Mar: around 1820 at U.S.A to Fooks, N.N. .

   SAMUEL COVINGTON. Ref: 10981. Born: around 1800 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 10972. Mother: Disharoon, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 10973.   Mar: around 1822 at U.S.A to name not known .

      ANNA. Ref: 10983. Born around 1823 at U.S.A.. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

      JAMES. Ref: 10982. Born around 1823 at U.S.A.. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

      JOHN. Ref: 10984. Born around 1824 at U.S.A.. Mother: not known, Ref: 0


  GENERATION   Three

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 10965. Born: 6 Dec 1816 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly,

   Mother Ref: 10964.  Died: 19 Oct 1870 at Dearborn Co IN aged 53.  Mar: 20 May 1839 at Dearborn Co IN to Hopping, Alexander David . Husband b.

    4 Dec 1809 and died 4 Aug 1899 aged 89. In 1851 they bought land on the opposite side of the highway to her mother's farm in Havana, Mason

   Co IL (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   Husbands family from Aurora, Indiana. Elizabeth & Alexander had moved to Havana, Illinois by 1855 where their son Charles Edward Hopping

   married Anna Marie Heston on 27th Sep 1882

   GEORGE N COVINGTON. Ref: 10966. Born: during 1819 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly,

   Mother Ref: 10964.  Died: 14 Jun 1833 at Dearborn Co IN aged 14.

   ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 10967. Born: 10 Feb 1822 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly,

   Mother Ref: 10964.  Died: 17 Dec 1862 at Mason Co IL aged 40.  Mar: around 1844 at Indiana IN to Owens, Mary 10990. By 1851 he was running

   his own drug store in Havana Mason Co IL (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 2355. Born: 10 Apr 1824 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Mother

   Ref: 10964.  Died: 6 Oct 1897 at Belvidere NE aged 73.  Mar: 1 Apr 1851 at Mason Co IL to Wheeler, Sarah M 10956. 2nd Mar: 9 Feb 1865 at

   Mason Co IL to Hole, Sarah E 10960. 3rd Mar: 27 Nov 1894 at Nebraska NE to Snyder, Rosanna Matilda 10961. By 1851 he was running the family

   farm in Havana, Mason Co ILBoth his first 2 wives died young leaving him with young children to raise. In 1891 he made a visit to Nebraska to see

   his daughter who had moved there previously, and while there he bought land so that he could be close to them in the future. Returning to the

   Illinois farm he made arrangements to sell and move to the Nebraska farm, which was situated in Thayer Co NE, 10 miles north of Hebron and 1

   mile douthwest of Belvidere (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

  

   Info from Karen Foster Montgomery of Sugar Land Texas, March 2001 who informs that she is related to his No. 2 & No.3 wives - Extract from The

   Hebron Journal, Nebraska Fri 8th Oct 1897 - "Mr James Covington died very suddenly Wednesday morning at 3.00. He was sick only 6 days, being

   taken sick while going to Belvidere last Thursday morning. He will be buried at Belvidere Thursday the 7th inst."

      ARABELLE. Ref: 10957. Born 15 Jul 1852 at Mason Co IL. Mother: Wheeler, Sarah M, Ref: 10956

      SUSAN. Ref: 10958. Born 3 Jan 1855 at Mason Co IL. Mother: Wheeler, Sarah M, Ref: 10956

      CATHERINE. Ref: 10959. Born 6 Dec 1857 at Mason Co IL. Mother: Wheeler, Sarah M, Ref: 10956

      WILLIAM. Ref: 10962. Born 6 Mar 1866 at Mason Co IL. Mother: Hole, Sarah E, Ref: 10960

      STEPHEN HOLE. Ref: 6811. Born 18 Aug 1868 at Mason Co IL. Mother: Hole, Sarah E, Ref: 10960

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 10968. Born: 8 Nov 1826 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly,

   Mother Ref: 10964.   Mar: 31 May 1849 at Mason Co IL to Dieffenbacher, Christiana 10989. By 1851 he was an undertakerand ran a furniture store 

   in Havana, Mason Co IL (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   JOHNSON WATTS COVINGTON. Ref: 10969. Born: 13 Jun 1829 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary

   Polly, Mother Ref: 10964.  Died: 20 Apr 1830 at Dearborn Co IN aged 0.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 10970. Born: during 1831 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas c, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Mother

   Ref: 10964.  Died: during 1911 at Mason Co IL aged 80. By 1851 he became the first teacher in the Forest City School in Mason Co IL (360 years of

    Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   EUNICE COVINGTON. Ref: 10971. Born: during 1834 at Dearborn Co IN. Father: Thomas C, Father Ref: 10963. Mother: Nichols, Mary Polly, Mother

    Ref: 10964.   Mar: 22 Sep 1857 at Mason Co IL to Stout, William Wallace .

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 10992. Born: during 1811 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.

   MARCELLUS COVINGTON. Ref: 10993. Born: around 1813 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.


   AMANDA COVINGTON. Ref: 10994. Born: around 1815 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.

   ROYSTON COVINGTON. Ref: 10995. Born: around 1817 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.

   ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 10996. Born: around 1819 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.

   MATILDA COVINGTON. Ref: 10997. Born: around 1820 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 10998. Born: around 1822 at U.S.A.. Father: James, Father Ref: 10974. Mother: Green, Polly, Mother Ref: 10991.

   SAMUEL F COVINGTON. Ref: 10986. Born: around 1821 at Rising Sun IN. Father: Robert E, Father Ref: 10976. Mother: Fulton, Mary, Mother Ref:

   10985.   Mar: around 1843 at Rising Sun IN to Hamilton . S. F. Covington, now residing at Cincinnati, and John B. Covington, of Rising Sun, are the

    sons of Robert E. and Mary Covington, and the only children, except one son who died in early infancy. 

  

   Hon. Samuel F. Covington, who has won considerable distinction in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a native of Rising Sun.  His early boyhood and manhood

   were passed in the village, as were his maturer years.  He received the benefit of the excellent schools which Rising Sun was fortunate in having,

   then completed his education at Miami University, located in the town of Oxford, Ohio, 

  

   In early life he was employed as a clerk in some of the village stores, for a time was clerk on a steamboat, edited and published a weekly newspaper

   styled the Rising Sun Blade, and subsequently the Madison Courier.  As editor of the Blade he played a conspicuous part in affecting the division of

   Dearborn County, and the formation of Ohio County.  In the absence of the sheriff, as deputy, Mr. Covington was the officer who organized the new

   county, and served as its first auditor. 

  

   He later represented the legislative district, composed of the counties of Switzerland and Ohio, in the State Legislature.  He was admitted to the bar

   at Rising Sun, in 1845.  While a resident of that place, he was for a time engaged in the Ohio River trade, and was connected with the Rising Sun

   Insurance Company.   His name is identified with the growth and improvement of the city which he yet retains great interest in, and most kindly

   feeling for her citizens.  To such an extent is this the case that he keeps up his identity with the place, and is probably better posted in the history of

   Rising Sun and the surrounding country, than any  man in it, as the reader of the foregoing general history may infer from the copious quotations

   from his writings.

  

    He married his wife in Rising Sun, who was a Miss Hamilton, a daughter of one of the merchants of the village.  Of Mr. Covington's more recent life,

    reference can be found in the chapter on journalism, in the history proper of this volume.  ("HISTORY OF DEARBORN AND OHIO COUNTIES,

   INDIANA-1885" )

      GEORGE B. Ref: 12237. Born 28 Mar 1845 at Rising Sun IN. Mother: Hamilton, Ref: 0

   JOHN B COVINGTON. Ref: 10987. Born: 1824- 1825 at Rising Sun IN. Father: Robert E, Father Ref: 10976. Mother: Fulton, Mary, Mother Ref:

   10985.  Died: 16 Jun 1864 at US Civil War aged 39. Buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Georgia GA, grave 2131. Captured at Rogersville.

   Confined at Belle Isle and Andersonville. Cause of death: diarrhea.

   ANNA COVINGTON. Ref: 10983. Born: around 1823 at U.S.A.. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 10981. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: around

   1845 at U.S.A to Canby N.N. .

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 10982. Born: around 1823 at U.S.A.. Father: Samuel, Father Ref: 10981. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 10984. Born: around 1824 at U.S.A.. Father: samuel, Father Ref: 10981. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

  GENERATION   Four

   ARABELLE COVINGTON. Ref: 10957. Born: 15 Jul 1852 at Mason Co IL. Father: James, Father Ref: 2355. Mother: Wheeler, Sarah M, Mother Ref:

   SUSAN COVINGTON. Ref: 10958. Born: 3 Jan 1855 at Mason Co IL. Father: James, Father Ref: 2355. Mother: Wheeler, Sarah M, Mother Ref:

   CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 10959. Born: 6 Dec 1857 at Mason Co IL. Father: James, Father Ref: 2355. Mother: Wheeler, Sarah M, Mother Ref:


   WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 10962. Born: 6 Mar 1866 at Mason Co IL. Father: James, Father Ref: 2355. Mother: Hole, Sarah E, Mother Ref: 10960.

     Died: 27 Sep 1937 at Peoria IL aged 71.  Mar: during 1895 at Nebraska NE to Whitney, Mary Freuling 11002. Lived in family farm near Hebron NE

    with wife and children from her first marriage. His brother left the farm soon after and eventually it was sold at a sherrif's sale at the court house in

   Hebron NE on 20 Nov 1899. He was buried in the cemetery at Forest City IL. (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   STEPHEN HOLE COVINGTON. Ref: 6811. Born: 18 Aug 1868 at Mason Co IL. Father: James, Father Ref: 2355. Mother: Hole, Sarah E, Mother Ref:

    10960.  Died: 26 Jun 1915 at Iowa IA aged 46.  Mar: 16 Dec 1888 at Iowa IA to Yates, Minnie Josephine 6817. In 1891 he moved with wife and

   young son to Hebron NE to join his father in his recently purchased farm. In 1895, following the arrival at the farm of his brother and his new wife

   plus children from her previous marriage, he moved the family to the town of Edgar NE where he was employed as a steam engineer in a food

   packing factory and also ran a dray business. In 1900 he moved the family again, this time to Vinton in Iowa, where he bagan employment as a

   steam engineer with the Iowa Electric generating plant on 12 Oct 1900.

  

   In 1908 he was for a short time employed as steam engineer at a button factory in Muscatine IA while his family remained in Vinton. Later he

   returned to Anamosa IA but soon moved the family to Anamosa IA late in 1908. They lived temporarily over the Scrogg's Saloon at the southwest

   corner of Main and Garnovilla streets and later moved to the residence at 194 Cedar Street. 

  

   In 1914 he was transferred to the Iowa Electric plant in Maquoketa IA and moved his family shortly thereafter. They lived in a house on Olive Street.

    He died as a result of a stroke the following year. (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

      WALTER RAYMOND. Ref: 6829. Born 29 Mar 1890 at Nebraska NE. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817

      NEIL YATES. Ref: 8194. Born 15 Jun 1892 at Nebraska NE. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817

      IVA FAYE. Ref: 6850. Born 12 Oct 1894 at Nebraska NE. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817

      GAIL. Ref: 6912. Born 3 Jul 1898 at Nebraska NE. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817

      FLOYD. Ref: 8361. Born 5 Jun 1903 at Vinton IA. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817

      LLOYD THOMAS. Ref: 7063. Born 5 Jun 1903 at Vinton IA. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817

      STEPHEN LISLE. Ref: 6785. Born 14 Sep 1909 at Anamosa IA. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Ref: 6817


   GEORGE B COVINGTON. Ref: 12237. Born: 28 Mar 1845 at Rising Sun IN. Father: Samuel F, Father Ref: 10986. Mother: Hamilton, Mother Ref: 0.

    Died: 1 Jun 1865 at US Civil War aged 20. "Lieut George B Covington, adjutant of the Seventeenth Indiana Volunteers (Wilder's Mounted Infantry).

    was wounded in an engagement near Dallas, Ga., on the 24th of May.  The regiment was forming in the line of battle, and Lieut. Covington was

   engaged in correcting the line when he was shot by a rebel sharpshooter.  The ball entered the left breast, passed through the left lobe of the lungs

   and lodged in the spinal column.  The surgeon pronounced the wound inevitably fatal, and the only hope was that he might possibly live to see

   home.  Wheeler's rebel cavalry had made a raid in the rear of our army, so that he could not be started home till the 30th.  He had to be transported

   in an ambulance a distance of thirty miles, to Kingston, where he was put on the cars for Chattanooga.  While on the cars, between Dalton and

   Resaca, on the 1st of June, he died. 

  

   The detail which had started home with him had, under instructions of Col. Wilder, in event of death on the way home, the body embalmed at

   Chattanooga and brought on to Nashville, where they were met by Lieut. Covington's parents.  The body was brought to this city and interred on the

   9th inst.   George B. Covington was born in Rising Sun, March 28, 1845, so that he had but a short time since entered upon his twentieth year. 

  

   He first entered service on July 4, 1861, and went to West Virginia with Col. (now General) Hascal, then commanding the Seventeenth.  He

   afterward returned home, but rejoined the regiment, then under Col. Wiler, September, 1862, and was with Col. Wilder at the several days battle at 

   Mumfordsville, and was, at the surrender of that place, made a prisoner.  He was exchanged at the same time with Col. Wilder, in November, and

   proceeded with him to the front, and was in various engagements proceeding the battle of Stone River. 

  

   The brigade commanded by Col. Wilder, being mounted, was assigned hazardous duties, and was engaged in a great many skirmishes, some of

   which, in other times, would be set down as battles of considerable importance.  It was Wilder's brigade that checked the rebel advance at

   Chickamauga when Davis' and McCook's divisions fell back, and dealt such deadly shots into the rebel lines.  The brigade being armed with Spencer

    rifles, six-shooters, felt themselves competent to cope with six rebel brigades, and they did even more at Chickamauga.  It was for gallant conduct at

    this battle that Col. Wilder had Lieut. Covington promoted to the adjutancy of the Seventeenth.  Lieut. Covington fell at his post and in the

   discharge of his duty.  H made no complaint of  his fate. 

  

   During the several days he was detained in starting home, after being wounded, the battles were continued, and he was within hearing the roar of

   cannon and the rattle of musketry.  He several times remarked that he wished he was able to be with his regiment. He met death calmly and quietly,

   as he had often braved dangers.  He felt that he was about to die in a holy cause and in the conscientious discharge of a noble duty.  His last words,

   sent through Col. Wilder to his friends at home, were 'Tell father and mother that I have tried to do my duty, and that I die a Christian soldier.' 

  

   The large and solemn concourse that attended his funeral asserts the estimation in which  he was held here, the place of his birth, and the fondness

   with which his memory will be cherished by those who knew him."  On the day of his funeral at Rising Sun, both the circuit court and the

   commissioner's court, both of which were in session, adjourned to attend the funeral, , and that, on motion of Judge Downey, suitable testimonial to

   his character was placed upon the records of the circuit court, and a like testimonial, on motion of Henry Brown, one of the commissioners, was

  GENERATION   Five

   WALTER RAYMOND COVINGTON. Ref: 6829. Born: 29 Mar 1890 at Nebraska NE. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie

   Josephine, Mother Ref: 6817.  Died: 27 Aug 1954 at Chicago IL aged 64.  Mar: Dec 1909 at Anamosa IA to Switzer, Mabel 11003. In the period

   1913-1915 both he and his brother Neil Yates (8194) were employed at the Metrpolitan Supply Co, a printing firm in Anamosa IA where they both

   learnt the printing trade. A career they both followed for most of their lives. He divorced Mabel in 1915 and she left taking their daughter with her.

   Buried at St Adelbert cemetery in Chicago. (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

      DELORES GENEVIEVE. Ref: 11004. Born 4 Dec 1910 at Anamosa IA. Mother: Switzer, Mabel, Ref: 11003


   NEIL YATES COVINGTON. Ref: 8194. Born: 15 Jun 1892 at Nebraska NE. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie

   Josephine, Mother Ref: 6817.  Died: 23 Dec 1973 at Sacramento CA aged 81.  Mar: 19 Nov 1913 at Anamosa IA to Ralston, Muriel Leatha 11005.

   In the period 1913-1915 both he and his brother Walter Raymond (6829) were employed at the Metrpolitan Supply Co, a printing firm in Anamosa

   IA where they both learnt the printing trade. A career they both followed for most of their lives (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington

      LOIS LUCILLE. Ref: 11006. Born during 1915 at Anamosa IA. Mother: Ralston, Muriel Leatha, Ref: 11005

      PHYLLIS JEANNE. Ref: 11007. Born during 1934 at U.S.A.. Mother: Ralston, Muriel Leatha, Ref: 11005

   IVA FAYE COVINGTON. Ref: 6850. Born: 12 Oct 1894 at Nebraska NE. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine,

   Mother Ref: 6817.  Died: 17 Sep 1985 at U.S.A. aged 90.  Mar: during 1912 at Anamosa IA to Wightman, Frank L . They had 5 children: Maxine

   b.1913, LoganMonroe b.1915, John b.1918, Lawrence b.1924 and Ruth Anne b.1935.

   GAIL COVINGTON. Ref: 6912. Born: 3 Jul 1898 at Nebraska NE. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Mother

   Ref: 6817.  Died: 8 Aug 1907 at Vinton IA aged 8. Buried next to her brother, Floyd (8361) at Vinton cemetery, but no marker or stone was ever

   placed on the graves and at a later date when family members visited the cemetery the graves could not be located (360 years of Covingtons by

   Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   FLOYD COVINGTON. Ref: 8361. Born: 5 Jun 1903 at Vinton IA. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie Josephine, Mother

   Ref: 6817.  Died: 6 Oct 1906 at Vinton IA aged 3.

   LLOYD THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 7063. Born: 5 Jun 1903 at Vinton IA. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie

   Josephine, Mother Ref: 6817.  Died: 29 Apr 1973 at Cedar Rapids IA aged 69. Abandoned his schooling in 1919 and joined the U.S. navy with

   basic training at the Great Lakes Navel Training Station in North Chicago IL. He completed his training in the Panama Canal Zone as an aircaft

   machinist mate. Funeral was held at Turner Chapel West on 2 May 1973 and internment was in the Linwood cemetery, Cedar Rapids IA. (360 years

   of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)


   STEPHEN LISLE COVINGTON. Ref: 6785. Born: 14 Sep 1909 at Anamosa IA. Father: Stephen Hole, Father Ref: 6811. Mother: Yates, Minnie

   Josephine, Mother Ref: 6817.   Mar: 25 May 1938 at Cadcade IA to Bisenius, Catherine Mary 6822. 2nd Mar: 8 Apr 1972 at LaPorte IN to

   Niewiadomski, Helen Joan 11008. Was born at 194 Cedar Street, Anamosa IA (is now a parking lot). Went to Anamosa High School  1 Sep 1923 and

    graduated on 30 May 1927. Later the same year he moved in with brother Neil Yates and his wife in Freeport IA and his first job was with the

   Burgess Battery Co. He then worked at the Freeport Electric Shop. He says he then "faked" his way to being an electrician first class and moved to

   Aurora IL and worked for the May Electric Co.

  

   His next move in 1930 was to Gary IN where he worked for the National Tube Co, but was laid off as the depression hit in 1932 so at age 23 he

   returned to Anamosa IA where he did some odd electrical jobs and cut wood at the local timber yard. In 1933 he worked for Metcalf Electric Co,

   before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps at their camp in Maquoketa IA on 2 Apr 1934 at a salary of $30 per month.. The camp moved to

   Cascade IA on 12 Aug 1934 and it was here that he met Catharine Bisenius who was to later become his wife. On 17 Oct 1934 the camp moved to a

    new location at Sigourney IA.

  

   The depression was lifting by 1935 so he decided to leave the U.S. government and he was discharged to take up work at Hall Mfg Co. This was

   temporary and on his 26th birthday he began work for the local Sears store as a radio and refridgeration repair man travelling an area of about 75

   miles around Cedar Rapids.

  

   They married at St Mary Church in Cascade IA with Msgr. Albers performing the ceremony. The reception was at her parents home and they took a

   short honeymoon trip to Canada via Detroit for one week. They returned to Cedar Rapids.

  

   Sears transferred him to the buying offices in Chicago on 24 Jun 1940 and they lived with her sister and her husband Harry and Hilda Rupkey prior to

    moving into an apartment in Oak Park IL. By 1948 they had 3 children and needed a bigger home so bought a new house under construction in

   Brookfield. They moved in 15 Nov 1948.

  

   He finally retired from Sears after 35 and a half years on 31 Jan 1972. His second marriage took place at the Sacred Heart Church in LaPorte IN. He

   sold the home in Brookfield and also his 2nd wife's home in Laporte IN using the funds to buy a new model home in Cougar Drive in 1972. In 1973

   he purchased an unimproved property at Bella Vista AR on a large lake retirement area.

  

   He and Helen travelled extensively from 1974 to 1985 all over the U.S. actively seeking information about his early Covington relations. Even after

   Helen's death in 1985 he continued to travel and wintered in Florida until 1992. He had suffered a stroke on 19 Mar 1984 which by 92 was affecting

   his equilibrium and this ruled out long driving. Walking with a cane was satisfactory until 20 Aug 1994 when the use of a walker was made necessary.

    

  

   His work on the Covington History has been catalogued in a number of volumes: Vol 1 - Runion, Drake, Ross, Howell and Yates. Vol 2 - The

   Covington Families. Vol 3 - The Lisle Covington Family. Vol 4 - Copies of ol diaries including The Rising Sun Covingtons by John Covington

      CAROL ANNE. Ref: 9863. Born 9 Sep 1939 at Cedar Rapids IA. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine Mary, Ref: 6822

      WILLIAM STEPHEN. Ref: 6682. Born 22 Nov 1943 at Berwyn IL. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine Mary, Ref: 6822

      JAMES MATTHEW. Ref: 9957. Born 23 Dec 1946 at Berwyn IL. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine Mary, Ref: 6822

      JOHN JAMES. Ref: 10074. Born 23 Sep 1951 at Berwyn IL. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine Mary, Ref: 6822

      MICHAEL JOSEPH. Ref: 10103. Born 16 Jun 1953 at Berwyn IL. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine Mary, Ref: 6822


  GENERATION   Six

   CAROL ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 9863. Born: 9 Sep 1939 at Cedar Rapids IA. Father: Stephen Lisle, Father Ref: 6785. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine

   Mary, Mother Ref: 6822. Born at Mercy Hospital at 9.30 pm on a Saturday evening. She was baptised on 1 Oct 1939 with her mother's parents,

   Mathias and Anna Bisenius as God-parents. Following graduation from Nazareth High School in 1957 she entered the order of Sisters of St Joseph

   of LaGrange and in 1958 as Sister Anthony she entered Rosary college at River Grove IL. She received her white veil on 21 Jul 1959. 

  

   She graduated from Rosary college in June 1962 with Cardinal Meyer giving the invocation and presenting the diplomas. She then started teaching

    1st grade at St Mary in Riverside IL. In 1971, a year after the death of her mother, she announced her resignation from the Order of the Sisters of

   LaGrange Illinois and again became Carol Anne Covington (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   WILLIAM STEPHEN COVINGTON. Ref: 6682. Born: 22 Nov 1943 at Berwyn IL. Father: Stephen Lisle, Father Ref: 6785. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine

    Mary, Mother Ref: 6822.   Mar: 20 Sep 1969 at Brookfield IL to Mayles. Viola\ Lee 6697. Baptised at St Francis of Rome Church Oak Park IL on 9

   Dec 1943 with Harry and Hilda Rupkey as God-parents. Graduated from St Procopius in 1965 to start work at Motorola. He was drafted into the army

   on 22 Apr 1966 and had his basic training at Huntsville AL. Most of service was in Korea. He was discharged from the army 30 Sep 1967.

  

   Married at St Barbara Church and had reception at a ball in Chicago IL. Lives in 2001 at 3516 Cuyler Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois 60402. He started

   work as an administrator in the Metroploitan Water Reclamation Facility in 1973 . (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun

      VERONICA LEE. Ref: 10185. Born 14 Apr 1971 at Berwyn IL. Mother: Mayles. Viola\ Lee, Ref: 6697

   JAMES MATTHEW COVINGTON. Ref: 9957. Born: 23 Dec 1946 at Berwyn IL. Father: Stephen Lisle, Father Ref: 6785. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine

   Mary, Mother Ref: 6822.  Died: 30 May 1951 at Berwyn IL aged 4. Funeral mass celebrated at St Barbara church and internment at Queen of

   Heaven Cemetery, Berwyn IL lot 12 block 4 section 10.  (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   JOHN JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 10074. Born: 23 Sep 1951 at Berwyn IL. Father: Stephen Lisle, Father Ref: 6785. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine

   Mary, Mother Ref: 6822.   Mar: 7 Oct 1972 at Illinois IL to Hearne, Laura 10999. Born at Berwyn Hospital. Baptised 14 Oct 1951 with Laura Bisenius

   and John Rupkey as God-parents. By 1971 he was working at the Sears compressor shop in LaGrange IL. Wedding reception was held at Midwest

   County Club, Illinois IL (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

      SARA ANN. Ref: 11000. Born 12 Apr 1980 at Illinois IL. Mother: Hearne, Laura, Ref: 10999

      LISA MARIE. Ref: 11001. Born 25 May 1983 at Illinois IL. Mother: Hearne, Laura, Ref: 10999

   MICHAEL JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 10103. Born: 16 Jun 1953 at Berwyn IL. Father: Stephen Lisle, Father Ref: 6785. Mother: Bisenius, Catherine

    Mary, Mother Ref: 6822.  Died: 1 Jul 1972 at Illinois IL aged 19. Born at Berwyn Hospital and baptised on 28 Jun 1953 with Rita Bisenius and Paul

   Rupkey as God-parents.  By 1971 he was a senior at St Joseph High School in Westchester IL and graduated to the College of DuPage but left after

   3 months and started work for the Suburban Life Newspapers. He passed away the following year and was buried alongside his mother and brother at

    the Queen of Heaven cemetery Chicago IL (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   DELORES GENEVIEVE COVINGTON. Ref: 11004. Born: 4 Dec 1910 at Anamosa IA. Father: Walter Raymond, Father Ref: 6829. Mother: Switzer,

   Mabel, Mother Ref: 11003.

   LOIS LUCILLE COVINGTON. Ref: 11006. Born: during 1915 at Anamosa IA. Father: Neil Yates, Father Ref: 8194. Mother: Ralston, Muriel Leatha,

   Mother Ref: 11005.

   PHYLLIS JEANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 11007. Born: during 1934 at U.S.A.. Father: Neil Yates, Father Ref: 8194. Mother: Ralston, Muriel Leatha,

   Mother Ref: 11005.

  GENERATION   Seven

   VERONICA LEE COVINGTON. Ref: 10185. Born: 14 Apr 1971 at Berwyn IL. Father: William Stephen, Father Ref: 6682. Mother: Mayles. Viola\ Lee,

    Mother Ref: 6697.


   SARA ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11000. Born: 12 Apr 1980 at Illinois IL. Father: John James, Father Ref: 10074. Mother: Hearne, Laura, Mother Ref:

   LISA MARIE COVINGTON. Ref: 11001. Born: 25 May 1983 at Illinois IL. Father: John James, Father Ref: 10074. Mother: Hearne, Laura, Mother

  GENERATION   Spouses

   Elizabeth COVINGTON. Ref: 10973. Born: around 1755 at Somerset Co. MD. Father: Disharoon, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Died: before 1832 at Maryland MD aged .  Mar: around 1778 at Somerset Co. MD to Thomas 10972.

   Polly COVINGTON. Ref: 10991. Born: around 1779 at U.S.A.. Father: Green, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: around 1810 at

    U.S.A to James 10974.

   Mary COVINGTON. Ref: 10985. Born: around 1789 at U.S.A.. Father: Fulton, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: 7 jan 1819 at

   U.S.A to Robert E 10976.

   Mary Polly COVINGTON. Ref: 10964. Born: during 1798 at Kentucky KY. Father: Nichols, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 24

   May 1857 at Dearborn Co IN aged 59.  Mar: 2 Sep 1815 at Dearborn Co IN to Thomas C 10963. In 1833 her husband sold the farm in Indiana and

   bought land in Illinois. Unfortunately soon after his return to collect his wife and family, who had been staying on her father's farm 1 mile east of

   Laughery (now Hartford) he died. In 1844 at the age of 46 she moved her family to the Illinois property and eventually became owner of the family

   farm of 220 acres of farm land and 80 acres of timber in Havana Township, Mason Co IL (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17

   Mary S COVINGTON. Ref: 10990. Born: 28 Apr 1823 at Ohio OH. Father: Owens, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 24 May

   1899 at Mason Co IL aged 76.  Mar: around 1844 at Indiana IN to Robert 10967.

   Sarah M COVINGTON. Ref: 10956. Born: around 1824 at Logan Co IL. Father: Wheeler, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 30

   May 1859 at Mason Co IL aged 35.  Mar: 1 Apr 1851 at Mason Co IL to James 2355.

   Christiana COVINGTON. Ref: 10989. Born: 1826- 1828 at Columbia Co PA. Father: Dieffenbacher, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

     Mar: 31 May 1849 at Mason Co IL to Thomas 10968.

   Sarah E COVINGTON. Ref: 10960. Born: 4 Nov 1837 at Washington Co IN. Father: Hole, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 15

   May 1870 at Mason Co IL aged 32.  Mar: 9 Feb 1865 at Mason Co IL to James 2355. Buried at Fullerton Cemetery, Havana Twp, Mason Co IL

   Rosanna Matilda COVINGTON. Ref: 10961. Born: 9 Mar 1839 at Fulton Co IL. Father: Snyder, William, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Mitchell, Matilda,

   Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 6 Nov 1903 at Belvidere NE aged 64.  Mar: 27 Nov 1894 at Nebraska NE to James 2355. Previously married to Jesse Miles

   Coates Aug 19 1858, Mason Co IL. They divorced by 1879. Jesse had remarried by 1880 and lived in Madison KS. Although Rosanna appears in

   the 1880 US Federal Census as a widow living in Havana, Mason Co IL. (info from Karen Foster Montgomery, great great grandaughter 4 Feb 2010,

   Emma COVINGTON. Ref: 10988. Born: during 1841 at Mason Co IL. Father: Mann, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: during

   1911 at Mason Co IL aged 70.  Mar: around 1863 at Mason Co IL to John 10970.

   Mary Freuling COVINGTON. Ref: 11002. Born: around 1867 at U.S.A.. Father: Whitney, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar:

   during 1895 at Nebraska NE to William 10962. Had been previously married and had children.

   Minnie Josephine COVINGTON. Ref: 6817. Born: 29 Aug 1869 at U.S.A.. Father: Yates, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 20

   May 1951 at Illinois IL aged 81.  Mar: 16 Dec 1888 at Iowa IA to Stephen Hole 6811. Following death of her husband in 1915, she arranged to

   purchase a home in Anamosa IA so to be close to her daughter Faye. She purchased a property located at 305 Plum Street in a neighborhood

   known as Irish Hills. She was buried in the Riverside cemetery at Anamosa IA beside her husband on lot 19, block 6 section D 3rd edition. (360 years

   of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   Mabel COVINGTON. Ref: 11003. Born: around 1887 at U.S.A.. Father: Switzer, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: Dec 1909 at

   Anamosa IA to Walter Raymond 6829.

   Muriel Leatha COVINGTON. Ref: 11005. Born: 13 Mar 1893 at U.S.A.. Father: Ralston, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Simmons, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 28

   Sep 1963 at Sacramento CA aged 70.  Mar: 19 Nov 1913 at Anamosa IA to Neil Yates 8194.


   Catherine Mary COVINGTON. Ref: 6822. Born: 10 Sep 1909 at Cascade IA. Father: Bisenius, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Died: 20 Dec 1970 at Hinsdale IL aged 61.  Mar: 25 May 1938 at Cascade IA to Stephen Lisle 6785. She died at Western Springs Hospital following

    lengthy treatment after a masectiomy in 1969. She was buried at the Queen of Heaven cemetery alongside son James in grave 1, lot 14, sec 10 

   (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   Helen Joan COVINGTON. Ref: 11008. Born: before 1925 at U.S.A.. Father: Niewiadomski, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Died:

   27 Aug 1985 at U.S.A. aged .  Mar: 8 Apr 1972 at LaPorte IN to Stephen Lisle 6785. Passed away unexpectedly as the result of a massive stroke.

   Mass was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Funeral home and internment was in the Pine Lake cemetery.  (360 years of Covingtons by Stephen Lisle

   Covington 17 Jun 1995)

   Viola Lee COVINGTON. Ref: 6697. Born: 20 Apr 1946 at Illinois IL. Father: Mayles, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: 20 Sep

   1969 at Brookfield IL to William Stephen 6682.

   Laura COVINGTON. Ref: 10999. Born: during 1953 at U.S.A.. Father: Hearne, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: 7 Oct 1972 at

   Illinois IL to John James 10074.