William Gay Sr.
Mary Ann Hayes
John Beeker
Christina Young
John B. Gay Sr.
Elizabeth Beeker
Eliza Jane Gay


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1. Franklin Klepinger

Eliza Jane Gay 2 3 4

  • Born: 22 Feb 1850, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Franklin Klepinger on 17 Feb 1870 in , White, IN 1
  • Died: 17 Jan 1922, Brookston, White, IN, USA at age 71 3 4 5
  • Buried: 20 Jan 1922, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 3 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: LHJN-1SZ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in District 130, White, IN, USA. 6 The 1850 census recorded in District 130 in White County: John Gay, farmer, 37, living with wife Elizabeth, 28; William H., 7; Ann S., 5; Elmina, 3; and Eliza Jane, 3 months. John was born in Ohio, the others in Indiana. His real estate was worth $3500.
His neighbor is James Gay, farmer, 41, living with his mother, Mary Ann, 67, and Joseph Gay, farmer, 32. The men were born in Ohio and their mother in Pennsylvania. James' real estate was worth $4030 and Joseph's $3000.

2. Census in 1860 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 7 The 1860 census recorded John Gay, farmer, 47, living with wife Elizabeth, 38; William, farmer, 17; Ann S., 15; Elmina, 11; Eliza J., 10; Alvin, 9; Sarah A., 7; Charles, 5; Kissiah, 3; and Milton, 6 months. All were born in Indiana except father John in Ohio. John had no real estate value and William $3000.
Next door is James Gay, 53, farmer, born in Ohio, with wife Kessiah, 29, born in Virginia and sons John, 7, and George, 3.

3. Census in 1880 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 8 The 1880 census recorded Frank Kleppinger [sic], farmer, 36, living with wife Eliza J. 30; John, 9; twins Willie and Jesse, 4. Also in the home is Otis Reed, 19. Everyone was born in Indiana. Eliza's father and Frank's father were born in Ohio, his mother in Indiana. Eliza's mother was born in North Carolia, Frank's mother in Indiana.

4. Census in 1900 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 9 The 1900 census recorded Franklin Klepinger, farmer, 57, born Oct 1843, living with wife Eliza J., 50, Feb 1850; Willie G., farmer, 24, Oct 1875; and Jesse D., farmer, 24, Oct 1875. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Franklin and Eliza's fathers in Ohio. The census columns record Franklin and Eliza were married for 30 years and she had birthed 3 children, all alive in 1900. On the same census page as neighbors are Eliza's mother Elizabeth living with her other children.

5. Cause of Death: cardiac hypertrophy, adema of lungs, 17 Jan 1922, Brookston, White, IN, USA. 4

6. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Eliza J. Klepinger on 18 Jan 1922 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 5 ---
Mrs. Eliza Klepinger Dies at Brookston
Mrs. Eliza J. Klepinger, widow of Franklin Klepinger, died at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday at her home in Brookston after a short illness of heart disease. Mrs. Klepinger would have been 72 years of age had she lived until February 22. Three sons survive, John H., William G. and Jesse B., all of near Delphi. Three grandchildren also survive. Short services will be held from the home at 12:45 Friday and the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from Pretty Prairie church. Rev. Miller will conduct the service. The body may be viewed at the home and the casket will not be opened at the church.

Eliza married Franklin Klepinger on 17 Feb 1870 in , White, IN.1 (Franklin Klepinger was born on 8 Oct 1843 in , Tippecanoe, IN,10 11 died on 13 May 1912 in Brookston, White, IN, USA 10 11 and was buried on 16 May 1912 in Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 10 11.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFXK-KYQ Franklin Kleppinger, 1870.

2 Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1899, 1075 pages), Volume 1, page 392. William H. Gay.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7148307.

4 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 3516. Eliza Jane Klepinger, father John Gay, mother Elizabeth Beeker, spouse Franklin Klepinger.

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 18 Jan 1922, page 10. Obituary of Eliza Klepinger.

6 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHV6-BRC John Gay, White county, White, Indiana, United States; citing family 6.

7 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4NC-HT1 John Gay, 1860.

8 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSB-K35 Frank Kleppinger, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 185, sheet 345A.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99G-J1Q Franklin Klepinger, Prairie Township, Precinct 2 (east half), White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 6A, family 109.

10 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7148309.

11 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 113, Franklin Klepinger, father David Klepinger, mother Harriett Birch, spouse Eliza Gay.

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