Canal Biographies (G-M)

The following are biographies and/or genealogies of those who were officially connected to Indiana’s canals, worked on them or had businesses related to them.

Click on highlighted names to learn more about those canawlers.

Name Find A Grave Canal Business
Garfield, James 381  20th US President , General, Ohio Canal
Goethals, George Washington 399  Panama Canal – Chief Engineer
Gordon, James 19982774  Physician, Store Owner – Cass Co.
Gordon, Mahlon 41755827  Canal Boats & Mill / Lock #24 Metamora
Graham, A. E. Savannah, OH  Black Pastor / traveled Canal Boat in Ohio
Guard, David Dearborn Co.  Whitewater Canal Contractor
Hager, Jacob 15565900 Chief Clerk W&E Terre Haute
Hamman, Christopher 44964396 Canal Worker – Warrick Co
Haney, William 34775299 Canal Engineer – Penn. & Miami Co Indiana
Hanna, Joseph S. 46612822 W&E Trustee – Lafayette / Banker/ H Sample partner
Hanna, Samuel 7117129 Canal Commissioner
Harris, Horatio J. 77175141 Asst. Engineer Canal near Delphi IN
Harris, Persius 73459605 Canal Warehouse – Montezuma Parke Co.
Harrison, William Henry 452  9th US President / Gov Indiana Territory
Hedekin, Michael 82808438  Owner Hotel in FT Wayne, canal travelers
Henton, Rachael 28342936  Buttermilk Babe at Lock 20 – Peru IN
Heron, James 101501680  WW Canal Officer/Heron Lock Connersville
Hill, Samuel Denny 76588876  Home on Water St Montezuma
Hinton, James Sidney 7183765 Last Board of Trustees W&E Canal
Hoagland, Pliny 16170465  Ohio/In Canal Engineer promoter/business
Hogan, Michael 36539212  Lagro Businessman
Holladay Brothers 56813900  Lodi Saloon, Warehouse, Boat Owner
Holman, Solomon 132928555  Founder of Miamisport later (Peru) IN
Houser, James A. 141729065 Tale of death of Dennis on Miami & Erie
Hudson, Benjamin 76742946  Memories of Montzuma early days
Hudson, Robert 6733445  Terre Haute Attorney / Legislator
Hughes, Morris 92117611  Canal Boat Owner / Pork Pack – Montezuma
Hurd, Joseph C. 106477741  Locktender – Wabash R at Grand Rapids
Jenks, Gideon 121080334 WW Lock Landowner
Jocelyn, Augustus 95065341  Brookville Minister / Newspaper Publisher
Jones, Clem Aquilla 22759377  Canal Worker in Greene Co – CrossCut
Jones, Daniel Amasa 99514704  Ferry Operator Howard, Lived in Newport
Jones, Lemuel G. California Canal work Lock at Wabash / Mill Roanoke
Kellogg, Elizabeth Ann N/A Tale of canal travel west to Parke Co
Kendall, Enion 9280561 Wrote Poems about Canal Cass Co
Kile, Wiliam N/A Canal Boat Owner Parke Co
Kilgore, David 7185108 Congressman Legis Politician Delware Co
Kiser, Peter 44939945  Fort Wayne Butcher Canal Celebration
Lake, Josepheus 111075456  Canal Boatman / 54th & 123rd IN Inf / Teacher
Lee, Alexander  45958363  Pottery Business – Parke Co
Lewis, Samuel 55425418  Canal Commissioner replaced Hanna
Linton, William C. 15565867  Canal Finance Comm Terre Haute
Logan, Robert 41674138  Pike Co Highbanks, Built Riley Lock
Long, Elisha 154154869 Canal Commisoner
Longworth, Nicholas 18989969 Cincinatti Businessman / Lockland plotted
Lotz, Henry 16169766 Contract St Marys A 3rd Mayor FTW
Lovall, Samuel 120370749  Hauled Timber for FTW Locks to State Line
Lucas, Ebenezer 20194965  Responsible for toll collecting & land sales
McKahan, Daniel 39875388  W&E Boat Owner / Sheriff Wabash Co
Manwarring, Robert West Union 14318825  Businessman / Mill operator – Parke Co
Maris, John & Zimri 119654055 Canal Superintendent – Parke Co / Minister
Martin, Mary Hassett N/A Canal Boat Captain – Defiance OH
McCarty, Nicholas 8381692 Canal Fund Commissioner
McClure, Nelson N/A Mill Operator, Sugar Creek Feeder
McCulloch, Hugh 6661898 FTW Banker / US Sec. Treasury
McCune, Alexander 71151843  Trips to New Orleans / Mill – Big Racoon Creek
McIntyre, William 30027647  Canal Worker – Parke Co . Boat operator
McMannomy, John 22149282 Canal Contractor – Fountain Co
McMannomy, James 22149100 Canal Contractor – Fountain Co
McRoberts, David 59155322  Worked on Miama & Erie / Gibson Co later
Maxwell, David H. 28858083 Canal Commissioner
Meeker, Minor 49922863  Fayette Co Senator ind Senate
Meyer, Diedrich 34879676  Brothers FTW established Meyer Drugs
Meyer, Frederick J. 62201984  Worked on W & E Canal FTW area
Meyer, Frederick G. 75772918  Partner of Meyer Drug business
Meyer, William 19298497  Canal Boat worker / Drug Business
Milligan, Lambdin P. 10789999  Huntington lawyer, Copperhead Supreme Ct
Minesinger, John 37038230  Chief Engineer Hagerstown Canal
Moffatt, James Tillery  128483347 Associate Judge in Terre Haute/ IN Senator
Moore, Henry C. 139312595 Engineer/ Supervisor – Whitewater Canal
Morgan, Goodlet 116650667  Petersburg Merchant / Son in L G Profit
Morgan, Oliver P. 36037815 Toll Collector & 2nd Mayor FTW
Morris, Thomas A. 8537742 Surveyor- Central Canal
Murray, Elias Decatur IN  Huntington Merchant / at Groundbreaking
Mushett, James 77352905  Canal boat operator – Montezuma
Myers, Peter 15309091 Gibson Co canal worker