Martha Jane McIndoo is the second child and daughter of John Milton McIndoo and Elizabeth Carolina Cunningham McIndoo. She is also the older sister of James Simeon McIndoo. This story is taken from "William Cunningham and His Decendants" by June Blansham Summer 1883 Illinois.
James Simeon McIndoo was born July 5, 1880 on his grandfather’s farm in Crescent City, Iroquois, Illinois. He was the seventh child born to John Milton McIndoo Sr. and Caroline Elizabeth Cunningham McIndoo. His sister Martha Jane McIndoo Colebank was 13 when James was born. The family moved to Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota when James was 14.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church or, colloquially, the Mormon Church) is a Christian primitives’ church that considers itself to be a restoration of the church founded by Jesus Christ. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has established congregations (called wards or branches) and built temples worldwide.
In the past the children were usually named after their parents and their parents brothers and sisters. Also through the religious times a lot of Biblical names were used and followed through the years. This custom is still carried out to some degree and in modern times we tend to use and manufacture new names. Surnames as used today did not appear as a rule until the times of the Crusades.