People researching in Meigs County, Ohio

The following are summaries of the interests of various folks who are researching in Meigs County, in order by submission date. You can contact them at the email or other addresses listed. If you would like to be included in this list, send me email with a list of your family names or other research interests, and let me know whether you prefer to be contacted by email or another method. These are queries posted in 1999.

December 20, 1999
HOOD:  I know this might be a stretch but I would like the names of the people living in
Joseph Hood and his wife Elizabeth Ruth (Campbell) Hood's house in the 1870's.  I know they had a
daughter Amanda and she had a child out of wedlock.  That child was my grandfather, Hobart Hood.
I would love to find out who the father of Hobart was and I thought that would be a start. 

December 20, 1999 STEBBINS: Lorenzo Dow STEBBINS, s/o George A. Stebbins, was born April 21, 1844, in Pomeroy, Ohio, according to the family bible and his death certificate. Would LOVE to hear from any Stebbins in the area. Thanks, Joyce Moore (Email

December 20, 1999 HAYDEN: Looking for the family of Henry Hayden abt 1847 married Mag. Had three children I know of - my Grandmother Jennie, a sister Susie, and a brother Charlie, who have all passed away. Need to know where they came from or his parents. Stella (Email

December 20, 1999 SAYRE, WELLS: Researching David Sayre and Elizabeth Wells from Meigs County. Please visit my research page on David Sayre and Elizabeth Wells and/or contact me. The address is If you are descended from them I would love to hear from you. Terry Sayre (Email

December 20, 1999 YOUNG, CHRISTY: My father, Earl Emmons Young, was born 1 Sep 1899 in Meigs Co. I am needing more on William Young born 1854, George, Ernest, Joseph, William, Clara, Bertha, Flora, and Daniel Young. I'm also looking for information on Mary Elizabeth Christy, born Dec? 1860, possibly Meigs Co. Mary Christy married William Young, date unk. They are buried in either Meigs Co. or Washington Co. Anyone with any information please contact me. Martha Turner (Email

December 20, 1999 GIBSON: I'm looking for any clues to the birth and or family of James W. GIBSON. He was b. abt 1815, probably in OH. William W. GIBSON, who I believe is his brother, was b. in Meigs Co. OH on 25 Jun 1819. I believe James W. and William W. had the siblings Henry H. Gibson and Harriett GIBSON, and were the children of John GIBSON. Most all of these people were in Braxton Co. VA in their adulthood. If anyone has any clues at all to these GIBSONs, I would appreciate them. Thanks. Brenda Ericsson (Email

December 20, 1999 EATON, ADAMS: Looking for death places and death dates of the children of David EATON and Melvina D. ADAMS who lived in the Lebanon Township area of Meigs County, Ohio. They were living in Meigs County after about 1865. Names, and spouses, of the children of David EATON and Melvina D. ADAMS are: William F. EATON (married Ida L CHASE) John H. EATON (married Mattie M MCMAHON) Martha Emma EATON (married Kenneth N MCKENZIE) Rhoda F. EATON (married William SMITH) Mary Lillian EATON (married John TREADWELL) Nellie C EATON (married Philip H BOYD) Alice M EATON (married Edward C EASTERDAY) Edward Newton EATON (married Esta Mae YOST) Hattie M EATON Joseph N. Adams (Email

December 20, 1999 ADAMS, LANE: Looking for death places and death dates of the children of Thomas E. ADAMS and Anna A. Bigley LANE who lived in the Lebanon Township area of Meigs County, Ohio. They were living in Meigs County after about 1870. Names, and spouses, of the children of Thomas E ADAMS and Anna A. Bigley LANE are: Katherine E ADAMS (married William F BYERS) William Thomas ADAMS Sarah Edith M ADAMS (married William T BOREN) Oma Emma ADAMS (married Adam B WICKLINE) Ella Melvina ADAMS Adda May ADAMS (married Mr. ROLLEN) Joseph N. Adams (Email

December 20, 1999 WRIGHT: Researching John E. WRIGHT, born 15 jan., 1852, Rutland, OH, married Roselma E. Entsminger,Langsville,OH,28 April, l882. Ruth Steadman (Email

December 20, 1999 GRANDEE: Looking for info on the Henry Grandee Family of Meigs Co., OH, ca 1865-1900s. Rita Haynes (Email

December 20, 1999 WELCH, STANNERT, ORR, WOOD, LOGAN, WHITE, BRICKELS, GANDEE: Looking for these families. Rita Haynes (Email

December 20, 1999 KINGREE, ALLEN, BYRD: I am looking for any information on Abraham Kingree or his descendants. I believe he is the son of Magdalene Byrd (Allen) and Solomon Kingree (from VA). Magdalene Byrd married Reuben Allen in 1788 and moved to Little Hocking, Ohio. Abraham was born in approx. 1785. He is listed on the 1820 and 1830 census in Letart Township. If anyone has any information on him, please e-mail me. Pamela (Email

December 20, 1999 DEARMAN, VAN HORN, COLEMAN, HAMILTON: Interested in these names. (Email HARRCORP@AOL.COM).

December 20, 1999 FICK: I am searching for information about my husband's family of FICKs in Meigs Co. Our information is that Laurence (Laurenz?) came to Meigs Co. from rhe Rhine River Valley between 1825 and 1850. He married Elizabeth Goeglein. We know most of his children's names and some of their marriages. We would like any information that we can find about this family, especially pictures, family stories, occupations, etc. His great grandson Dana was my husband's grandfather. Dana's home burned in the 1930's and all family pictures etc. were lost. Has anyone traced this family to Germany? Kaye Fick (Email

December 20, 1999 AULT, WHEELER: Seeking information on FREDERICK AULT/MARY WHEELER, and their children. Frederick was the third son of Andrew Ault/Elizabeth Brooks, longtime residents of Jefferson County, Ohio. Frederick married Mary Wheeler on September 24, 1819, in Maysville, Kentucky. They stayed in Kentucky for about one year and then returned to Ohio, probably Jefferson County. The family moved to Meigs County before 1840 and remained there until after 1861. Three of their children were married in Meigs County, Andrew, Mehetable (Hetta), and Elizabeth. For more detailed information concerning this family, and the information that I need, please visit my web page at: Thomas Ault (Email

December 20, 1999 ADAMS: Seek any information of the family of Jacob ADAMS b. ca. 1760 PA, m. Majory (Johnson??) had John 1788, Mary, Thomas, Robert 1793, George 1795, Martin 1805, David, Sally 1804, Margaret 1808. Mary m. _ Kennedy and lived in Meigs Co.; Thomas lived in Meigs Co.; Robert in Mason, WV; George 1 Aug 1795 to Jul 1869 in Fleming Co., KY - this is my ancestor; Martin m. Phoebe Taylor and lived in Meigs Co.; David lived in Olney, IL; Sally m. Joseph Marpole and lived in Meigs and Margaret m. Elias Alexander and lived in Meigs Co. Can anyone offer info on this family? Thanks, Gail Randle (Email

December 20, 1999 SHIELDS, MARTIN: Looking for information on the family of John Shields and Nancy Martin. I have been told that the will of John Shields is listed in the index but the document is missing. Does anyone know if the probate paper is still on file? Looking for some sort of proof that they had a son by the name of David who married and Eliza Myra Jeffers. Looking for some sort of hard copy proof. Brian C. Shields (Email

December 20, 1999 REEVES: I am seeking to determine the relationship between Richard and William Reeves who lived in Scipio Township in the first half of the 19th century and their ancestry. They are both listed on the 1820-1840 censuses; their children and grandchildren emigrated to Fremont County, Iowa in 1852, among them, William Reeves Jr., my great great grandfather, born May 25, 1813 in Ohio. Wiliam Jr. married Anna Saxton (parents' names unknown) and they had five children in Ohio, Barzilla, Joseph, Thomas, Robert Lindsey and Isaiah Manoah (my great grandfather). I do not know if William Jr. had siblings (I do know that Rueben and Richard Jr. Reeves were Richard's children). To date, I believe that William Reeves was born around 1755 (possibly 1765) and died in 1846 in Ohio; I believe he married Margaret Elizabeth Ross (1783-1827). From LDS and records, I believe Richard Reeves Sr. was born in 1759, probably in New Jersey; he also died in 1846 in Ohio (was probably married to an Elizabeth Dix). It is possible that a Solomon Reeves was Richard's father; was he also William's, or did they share a grandfather? I would also like to know more about Anna Saxton's parents and ancestors. Many thanks. (PS, I would be happy to pay someone to help research these Reeves--Let me know.) John G. Hoeschler (Email

December 20, 1999 Dewees: I have been researching the Dewees Family for over 30 years. Henry Spencer Dewees, veteran of Company K, 11th West Virginia infantry (Civil War) was part of a large family that goes back to the Netherlands with Adrieanz Hendricks Dewees, born 1595. Henry fought with his brothers, cousins and a nephew, all wounded in action at least once. His son Henry Spencer Harris Dewees fought in the Spanish American war, 7th Ohio. Both are buried at Old Hill Cemetery, Middleport, Ohio. Henry Spencer Dewees, the Civil War vet, was a stone mason. Would love to hear from anyone connected to this family. John Dawson (Email

December 20, 1999 DONOVAN, TULLY: I am looking for information on Joesph Henry Donovan born 22 Feb 1863 in Pomeroy .He married Minnie Ethel Tully born in Mason City, West Virginia. I know his father is buried in Pomeroy. His name was Patrick Donovan. Any information would be helpful and I would like to thank any one who could help. (Email

December 20, 1999 MURPHY, ATKINSON, ROUSH, WILBUR, PULSIFER: My maternal gg grandfather Patrick H. Murphy (?-1861) emigrated from Ireland to New York in the 1840s and married Sarah Atkinson (?-1885) of Greenup County, KY. They had two children--Kate A. Murphy (1850-1889, m. Samuel P. Roush) and Delia Murphy (1847-1935, m. a Mr. Wilbur) before the family moved, about 1850, from NY to Middleport, OH. There, Patrick and Sarah had three more children: Elizabeth Eleanor Murphy (1852-1839, m. Samuel Atkinson, then Walter Breen); Charles E. Murphy (1856-1909); and my great grandfather Frank Bentley Murphy (1859-1931, m. Cordelia Pulsifer). I understand that a Patrick Murphy is mentioned on p. 309 of _Pioneer History of Meigs County_. I would appreciate receiving a quote of this passage as well as any information about the people mentioned above or their descendants. Thanks very much. Pleasance Crawford (Email

December 20, 1999 SAXTON, HUTTON: Seeking info on Saxton, Hutton families in Meigs Co. My husband is descended from Melzer Hutton and Bertha Louella Hutton. Bertha was the daughter of James Saxton and Susan Jane ___?__. Melzer's sister was Myrta Hutton Rife. Betsy Cebular (Email

December 20, 1999 TAYLOR: I am seeking to exchange information with descendants of Henry Harrison "Bub" Taylor and his wife, Minnie Chapman Taylor, who lived at Rutland. They are buried at Milton, WV. Jim Keffer (Email

December 20, 1999 SAYRE, HALL, McDANIEL, SUTTON, FERRELL, GRIMM, SMITH, HOLMES, HUGHES, WEBB, CHAPMAN, FENIMORE, SULLIVAN: I am trying to finalize my Sayre Genealogy to be ready for printing in early 2000. For many years, I have contacted people in Meigs County and received lots of help. I appreciate this very much and want to say THANK YOU to all who (shared) contributed and will contribute. However, in the final stages when I must get it ready, I am left with several unplaced bits of information and groups. I must spend most of my time now on editing and getting the genealogy printed out "camera ready." So please don't request information. If you can solve some of these problems, I would appreciate an E-mail or send by regular mail to RALPH SAYRE, RR 1 Box 92, Buckhannon, WV 26201-9707. Below are some of my problem areas associated with Meigs County. 1. Who was the Benjamin Sayre who married 13 March 1817 (Gallia Mar. Rec.1-68) Rebecca HALL? She was living with Moses Sayre in Meigs County when the 1860 census was taken, and her birth place was given as Pennsylvania. In Letart Falls Cemetery, there is a marker for Rebecca, wife of Benjamin Sayre, died 10 March 1862. Many of the Sayre family were buried in this cemetery. I have a good record of most of them, but no information or description will show to what family this Benjamin Sayre belongs. The 1820 - 1850 Censuses never showed a Benjamin with wife Rebecca of an age to be these. 2. MADISON G. SAYRE, minister, born 6 May 1823; married 15 February 1846 Hannah C. SUTTON (1813-1892); died 12 September 1907 in Meigs County. All clues indicate that he belongs in the descendants of John and Susannah (Ferrell) Sayre. Neither his obituary nor his death record named his parents. He had Civil War service, but I doubt there were pension records since he outlived his wife. 3. JOHN SAYRE, according to THE SAYRE FAMILY, by T. M. Banta, 1901, was born 15 January 1765, married Susan SUTTON; and died in Meigs County 1854. I have not been able to locate him in any 1850 census (at which time he would have been 85). I think the book is in error, confusing his wife's maiden name with that of Madison's wife, SUTTON. There is evidence in Monongalia County deeds that he was married to Susannah Ferrel, daughter of Robert Ferrel, Sr. Does anyone have the factual data on John, i.e. true death date; burial place, etc.???? 4. I need to identify the SAYRE parents of (from Meigs county Marriages): 1-25 Nancy SAYRE m. 14 Feb 1823 Levi CHAPMAN 1-150 Hannah SAYRE m. 29 Dec 1834 Samuel FENIMORE 1-221 Mary SAYRE m. 21 Oct 1839 Jeremiah SULLIVAN 1-228 Margaret SAYRE m. 23 April 1840 David SMITH 1-274 Margaret SAYRE m. 24 Mar 1842 Thomas HUGHES 2-438 Martha SAYRE m. 13 Oct 1861 George K. WEBB Jane SAYRE m. 8 Nov 1867 Thomas M. HOLMES also a Jane SAYRE who married a GRIMM. 5. Buried in Letart Falls Cemetery is "Rachel, wife of Jeremiah McDANIEL, d. Mar. 11, 1858". She was Rachel Sayre, daughter of David and Hannah (Frazier) Sayre. In the census, I found a Hannah (McDaniel) who married Lallance, but there were other McDaniel children. Does anyone have names of Hannah's sisters, and/or descendants of Jeremiah McDaniel, Jr.? Thanks, Ralph Sayre (Email

December 20, 1999 WIGGINS: Commodore Perry Wiggins. (First name is Commodore, not a military rank.) Died 17 Mar 1902 in Syracuse, Meigs Co, OH. Born ca 1823, probably in OH. Married, 1842 to Mary GEORGE of PA. Children include: John Palmer WIGGINS, b 1844 George W. WIGGINS, b. 1845 Mary F. WIGGINS, b. 1848 James Monroe WIGGINS, b. 1850 Louis Wilbur WIGGINS, b. 1853 Andrew Jackson WIGGINS, b. 1856 I can trace my line back to C. P. WIGGINS, (g-g-g-gfather) but know nothing of him except what is printed in obit from Syracuse paper in 1902 and the death records of Meigs Co. Am seeking any info on his family (brothers/sisters/parents) or that of his wife who survived him. Allegedly, he was a preacher on the Ohio river and a farmer. Trip Wiggins (Email

December 20, 1999 GRAY: GRAY, Charles Richard, son of Edward M. & Samaria HUGG GRAY, b. 2/26/1882 Salem, d. 7/1/1972 Calif. m. 6/29/1904 Dexter to Blanche LYLE GRAY. Did they have children? Would you have obit? Blanche was a schoolteacher. Gayle (Email

December 20, 1999 RAWLINGS: RAWLINGS, George Richard, son of John & Amanda Jane GRAY RAWLINGS b. 5/8/1852 Columbia, m. 9/22/1872 to Louisa J. EDWARDS. When & where did George die? Louisa d.5/19/1930 Athens Co., bur. Rawlings Cem., Columbia. Son George Edwards RAWLINGS b 3/5/1876 Harrisonville - any info on him? Gayle (Email

December 20, 1999 HARMON: HARMON, Pamelia, daughter of Albert & Anna Maria RAWLING HARMON b. 10/29/1882 Scipio. Looking for any other info. Charles Elsworth, son of Albert & Anna Maria, b.5/20/1885 Harrisonville. When did he die, marry? Gayle (Email

December 20, 1999 FERGUSON: According to the death certificate of my great-great-grandmother, Lizzie FERGUSON Hill, she was born in Meigs County. Her parents Albert and Lizzie Ferguson were born in West Virginia and North Carolina. Lizzie was born in Meigs County between 1863 and 1865. I have yet to check the 1860 and 1870 censuses for them. If anyone else out there is trying to trace the FERGUSON line, please feel free to e-mail me. D. A. Blakemore (Email

December 20, 1999 LASLEY, GRAY, GREEN: Seeking info on Lewis LASLEY who married Nancy GRAY June 3, 1841 Meigs Co. Also, for Stephen R. GREEN who married Charlotte R. GRAY Dec. 5, 1839 Athens Co. Gayle (Email

December 20, 1999 GILBERT: Can anyone verify for me whether or not a Johnston Gilbert died in Harrisonville in the early 1830's? Thank you. Anne Beidler (Email

December 20, 1999 SISSON: George Carl Sisson. b. 29 May 1908, Middleport, Ohio. Married Frances Seldon, in Greentown, Ohio, in 1933. George has 3 older brothers, Wallace, Elmer, and Paul. Paul was born in 1906 and died in 1973 in Middleport. Rebecca Sisson (Email

December 20, 1999 WESTFALL, McCLAIN: Zachariah Westfall and Cordelia McClain were married in Meigs County in 1854. They had nine children, three of whom died young. The burials of two of the children are found in the Mt. Olive cemetery in Columbia Twp., Meigs County. These were Cornelius M. Westfall, b c1855, d 1858; and Mary Westfall, b 1863, d 1864. Another son, James B. Westfall, was on the 1870 census, age 9, but seems to have died during the 10 year interval between then and 1880. Does anyone have access to death records who could check to see if there is a death date for James B.? The other children who survived were: Martha, b c1858, m Darius Trainer c 1879; Elizabeth W., b c1860, m Harry Lucas in MO, d after 1906 in OR; George Henry, b 1870, m Lucy Ford 1898 in MO, d 1940 MO; Flora Drusilla, b 1872, m Jacob Rogers 1891 MO, d 1960 OR; Samuel Vance, b c1877, m Florence Hartman in MO; d after 1906 MO; Richard Floyd, b c1863, m Edna Baker c 1885 MO; d after 1906 MO. Lorna Dunklee (Email, or 15752 Wakefield Court, Haymarket, VA 20169.

December 20, 1999 KEISER: I am looking for ancestors of Christian Keiser and Carrie Hanna Keiser who lived in Meigs county in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I am interested in knowing if they had a daughter named Orpha who was born in Dec. 1898. Anyone with information can email me at (Email

December 20, 1999 HIGLEY: Please send any information, data on last name Higley, First names Oto K. Higley, Merton K. Higley, Robert M. Higley, Gordon Higley. Robert was my father. Oto, Merton growing up in Minneapolis Minnesota areas. Merton married Hilder Peterson of Garfield, Alexandria Minnesota areas. (Email

December 20, 1999 HILL: Am trying to find the parents of Aaron Hill (b 1833, d 1871, h/o Hannah Chase) p.o.d. Meigs Co.,OH. Thank you. Ruth Hayth (Email

December 20, 1999 LANG: Searching for additional information on Benjamin LANG b. June 14, 1794 Frederick Co VA d. July 5, 1855 Parke Co, IN. He lived Columbiana Co, Ohio 1830; Meigs 40 & 50. On 15 Feb 1849, he was appointed the 1st postmaster of Langsville, Ohio. He moved to Parke Co in 1853. Other DIRECT ancestors in your area include DARST; McCARTY; OVERHOLTZER; SCOTT and WALTER. LOVE to hear from any descendants of these folks as we are likely cousins! Thanks, Karen Zach (Email

December 20, 1999 BAILEY, MAYS: I am trying to locate the descendants of Uriah or Urial Bailey, William Henry Mays. I would like to have the obit for William Bailey that passed away in Meigs county October 1972. I am thinking he might be the brother to my grandmother. Thank you, Pam Roberts (Email

December 20, 1999 KRISELMEIER: Looking for any information on the Kriselmeier family who lived in Meigs County in the 1800's. My great grandmother was Katherine Kriselmeier (maiden name), lived in Chester. Jim Shivler (Email

September 15, 1999 BEAVER, SAYRE, BEEGLE, CLARK, WEAVER, HOSKINS: I am currently researching the above lines. My great grandmother was Bernice Flossie Beaver (1898-1981). Her parents were George S. Beaver (1868-1942) and Martha D. Sayre (1870-1926). George was the son of John Beaver (1849-1917) and Mary Ann Beegle (1849-1925). John's parents may have been Sylvester John Beaver and Golda Clark. Mary Ann Beegle was the daughter of Basil Duke Beegle (1825?-1911) and Mary Beaver (1831?-1910). Martha was the daughter of Isaac H. Sayre (1834-1920) and Urdilla C. Weaver (1836?-1924?). Isaac's parents may have been William Sayre and Elizabeth Hoskins and Urdilla's mother may have been named Lucy. I'm looking for any and all information regarding the above individuals and their ancestors/descendants. I will gladly share additional information I have. Kristin Klapkowski (Email, or 58 Hawthorn Road, Claysville, PA 15323.

September 15, 1999 PHILLIPS, FARLEY: I am looking for information on my ggrandparents, Isaac Phillips and Barbary(?) Jane Farley. Isaac was born 2-15-1828 (where?) and died 12-25-1914 in Vinton Co., OH. Jane was born 10-1848 in Columbia Twp., Meigs Co., OH. and she died 8-1921 in Vinton Co., OH. They were married 10-10-1868 in Meigs Co., OH. He served during the Civil War from 5-1864 to 9-1864 in Charleston, WV. They may have been pioneers to Nebraska and then returned to Ohio. Their children were Cora Nebraska, James A.I., Oliver, Thomas E., Mallie, Genevra, Gertie, and Mattie Viola (my grandmother). Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Ruth Preece (Email

September 15, 1999 GIBSON, LONG, JOLLY, SWICK, LANKFORD: Mary E. GIBSON m. Robert Anderson LONG 10-22-1870 in Gallia Co. R. A. died 10-5-1873 and his son, John, was born 1-17-1874. Mary married Henry Jolly in Gallia 9-29-1876. A daughter, Daisy Edith, was born to them in Meigs Co. 4-30-1882. Edith m. James H. SWICK 8-6-1903 in Gallia. The Meigs Co. 1880 census shows Henry and Mary JOLLY w/two step-children: Carrie 8, James 4 (no John). Carrie m. Williard C. LANKFORD (from Allegheny Co., PA) in Washington Co. OH, 5-30-1889. Henry JOLLY is buried Clark Chapel, Gallia Co. What happened to Mary and James? Especially interested in James if his middle name was Francis. (Email

September 15, 1999 HANING: I am looking for info. on the Haning family. My gg grandfather's name was William Henry Haning. He was born in Meigs Co., OH, on May 23, 1852. He died in Orfino, Idaho, and was buried at Riverside cemetery. His wife's name was Lydia Jane Reeves. She was born 4 Dec 1858 in Warren Co., Iowa. She died in Los Angeles, California, and was buried there. They had several children. (Email [Editor's note: Much non-Meigs related information was trimmed from this query. Contact the author if you are interested in this family.

September 15, 1999 STACKS, DUFFY: I am researching my g-g-grandfather who was born in Monroe Co., Ohio, but married his first wife in Meigs Co. George W. Stacks married Nancy Duffy on November 2, 1856. Thank you. Rachel A. Nelson-Gujral (Email

September 15, 1999 HARRIS, CONLEY, PHILLIPS, TAGGART: I am looking for info on Jacob Asbury Harris, b. 5-1864, married to Mary Conley b. 10-1867. Parents of Jacob were William Harris married to Sarah Phillips. Also researching Emmitt Taggart family. (Email

September 15, 1999 WISE, YOUNG, FRAZIER, MEINHART: Am searching ancestors of Flora Belle WISE YOUNG, b. 2/23/1898, Roncevert, WV, d. 1/2/1989, El Reno, OK. Parents were William Hunter WISE, b. 4/30/1876, d. c. 1920's, Middleport, Meigs Co., OH and Effie Jane FRAZIER, b. 9/17/1876, d. 6/19/1957 in Middleport, Meigs Co., OH. Their children were my grandmother, Flora Belle, who married Edgar Wade Young c. 1920; Mary Virginia, who married George Meinhart; and Gerald. The three Wise children grew up at 94 Hudson Street and Mary and George Meinhart lived at that address until their deaths - Mary in the 1970's and George after that. This is basically all the information I have. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Marty Young (Email

September 15, 1999 SPIRES, MCCUMBER, HYSELL, COLWELL: I am looking for information on John Spires born Sept. 1827 at Gallia County, Ohio, the son of Hinton and Sarah McCumber Spires. John Spires married first Nancy Hysell in 1848 in Meigs County and secondly Mary Ellen Colwell in 1855. John and Mary lived in Rutland Twp., Meigs County for many years where John was a carpenter. I would like to contact any descendants and anyone with information on John And Mary Colwell Spires. I am especially interested in their death dates and burial location. Would also be interested in pictures of John and Mary. Thank you. Tom Cooper (Email

September 15, 1999 HYSELL: I am looking for information on Allen Coleman Hysell born 1820 and his wife Frances Ann Hysell born 1819 they were married in Meigs County in 1843 and lived in Rutland Twp. for many years. I would like to hear from anyone who has information or is connected to Allen and Frances' family. I would also be interested in their death dates and burial location. Tom Cooper (Email

September 15, 1999 PHILLIPS: I am also looking for information on Samuel Phillips born April 15, 1811; died April 12, 189; and his wife Mary Phillips born August 31, 1811; died May 7, 1882. The Phillips also lived in the Rutland Twp. area for many years - both are buried in Robinson Cemetery, Rutland Twp., Meigs County, Ohio. Both Samuel and Mary are said to have been born in Pennsylvania. Thank you very much. Tom Cooper (Email

September 15, 1999 WEHRUNG, GARDNER, STEEL, BENNETT: I know my great grandparents were Lydia and Edward Wehrung. Lydia was born in 1859 and died in 1931. I don't know her maiden name. Edward was born in 1852 and died in 1921. They are both buried in the old Gilmore Cemetery in Pomeroy, Ohio. They had eight children, one of which was my grandfather, Elmer Wehrung. Elmer passed away in 1972. My father is Gardner Wehrung and he is alive and well living in Pomeroy. Elmer married Laura Gardner who passed away when my father was 7; he then married Georgia (I believe her maiden name was Montgomery). She was married before and her husband passed away and she married my grandfather. I am also looking for information on Henry Wehrung. He was a member of the Ohio 5th regiment. His wife Catherine is buried next to him in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Their stones have German inscriptions which we are now having translated. We believe she was his third or fourth wife. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Linda Wehrung Gilmore (Email

September 15, 1999 WELLS, CONNOLLY, CAMPBELL, RANDOLPH, COLE, BORING, BUCHANAN, ROOD, PATTERSON: Russell Bart Wells (m) Mary Catherine Boring (abt) July 4, 1887 Anderson Connolly (m) Mary Alice Campbell Jessie Randolph (m) Mary Patterson Dec. 30, 1855 Jessie Randolph (m) Mary ?????? Quince Cole (m) Katherine Clearry Anton Buchanan (m) ?????????? Daniel Rood (m) Sarah Randolph Aug.15, 1861 Any information on these individuals meaning, parents, children, birth, death, marriage, and a few names that are missing. Amanda D. Curtis (Email

September 15, 1999 SAYRE:I am a descendant of Lewis & Anna Belle Sayre. I am looking for any information you can give me on them. Thank you. Dionne Brace (Email

September 15, 1999 McKEE: I am interested in exchanging information on family of Nathaniel and Nancy (Campbell) McKee. Their children were: Andrew J. (1820-1894), m. Nancy Davidson; Elizabeth McKee (1825), m. David Romine; John McKee (1827); Ellen McKee (1829) m. Zadok Robison?; Robert McKee (1834) m. 1st Susannah Smith, 2nd Harriet Wood, 3rd Catherine Oldakers; George McKee (1835) m. Elizabeth Robison; Nathaniel (Thane) McKee (1839); Jane J. McKee (1841). Jamie Holdren (Email

September 15, 1999 ALKIRE: Just found your site and I'll be sure to pass the word along. Me and a whole group of people are searching Alkire's--any and all. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with info. I have quite a bit myself but am having trouble putting some of the puzzle together. Thank you. Pam Zeirott (Email

September 15, 1999 ROBUCK: Looking for info on Esther Robuck, b. 1891, d. 1963. She is buried at Letart Falls Cemetery alongside her husband Paul Robuck, b. 1892, d. 1918. Her maiden name is unknown. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Paula Byrd (Email

September 15, 1999 HOOD, ARNOLD: I am looking for the Hoods and Arnolds that lived in Meigs County/Pomeroy. They are Hobert and Melinda Hood (Arnold). Their three sons were Douglas, Carson, and Willard. Hobart died in 1921 at about the age of thirty two. Melinda then came to Toledo. Can anyone help with the puzzle. I would like to know if Hobert had any siblings and who his parents were, also if Melinda Arnold his wife (my grandmother) had any siblings. I do recall one named Mernie and a brother named Howard Arnold. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Tanya Hanf (Email

September 15, 1999 ALESHIRE: Am looking for any information about Michael Aleshire, who was born about 1770 in Page County, Virginia, but who moved to Meigs County, Ohio, and died there in 1845. He was married to Philadelphia Wright/Weicht. They had 6 children. We would like to find out anything about the family, even about the family of Philadelphia. The children's names were: Isaac, Jacob, James, Michael, Elizabeth and Adelphi. (Michael's parents were Conrad Elscheid and Maria Catharina Goessel.) The son of Michael and Philadelphia who was named Jacob was married to Matilda Jane King, and we are looking for information on her family, too. Jacob and Matilda's son was Noah Aleshire. Are there any tombstones or other places that we could visit? Any descendants? Any information on those families? Appreciate any help anyone could give. Thanks. Larry N. Swenson (Email

September 15, 1999 CARTWRIGHT, WHITNEY, HOYT: I am researching the CARTWRIGHTS, WHITNEYS, and HOYTS, who are all connected by marriage. My third great grandfather, John M. CARTWRIGHT, born 1794-1800, married Thankful WHITNEY in Meigs County, Ohio, in 1827. (Thankful was the daughter of Jabez and Abigail [Wheeler] WHITNEY, born 1809 in Maine.) The Cartwrights were enumerated in Bedford Twp, Meigs County, in the 1830 census. In about 1836, the family, along with the Whitneys, moved to Adams Co, IL. In 1825, William CARTWRIGHT died in Orange Township, Meigs Co., intestate. His wife, Mary ("Polly") HOYT, was made administratrix of his estate. John M. posted bond and was also awarded one of the larger gifts from William's estate. I originally thought John was the son of William but suspect from the birth date range gathered from censuses and marriage date 1811-1821 for Wm. (the Athens Co. Marriage Records from the probate court were recorded without a year and on a page that was not chronological) and 1827 for John, that he is probably a younger brother. William is probably the son of Caleb CARTWRIGHT. He bought half of Caleb's land in about 1813 in Orange Twp, of what was then Athens County. Caleb disappears by 1816. William and his wife, Polly are buried in Geyer cemetery, Meigs Co. Could anyone make suggestions or have any information on who John M's father is? I am also looking for Wm. & Polly's son-in-law Morris Henry D. in Orange with whom Polly is supposed to be living in 1871. If anyone can shed any light on Jabez Whitney's origin it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Alice Harris (Email

September 15, 1999 INGLES, SAYRE: Grace Ingles m. Wm. Sayre, lived in Letart, Mason Co., (W)Va. until the death of her husband. No trace of her after that. She was b. Jan 12, 1811 - don't know where. Family members say she died Feb. 18, 189__ something, but are not sure where. Believe she may have gone to Meigs Co to live with some of her children and died there. Does anyone have any info on Grace Ingles Sayre? Contact Kathryn Kyle Hall (Email

September 15, 1999 MURRAY, MCCUMBER, BOLIN, LATHEY, BEAL, CARMAN: Researching MURRAY, William and MCCUMBER, Phebe Jane, parents of MURRAY, Louisa, m. 27 Nov 1845. Researching BOLIN, James and LATHEY, Elizabeth, parents of BOLIN, Samuel, m. 9 Jun 1845. Researching BEAL, Daniel S. and CARMAN, Mary Etta, parents of BEAL, Anna Jane, m. 7 Feb 1881. I have some of my family tree at Chuck Bolin (Email

September 15, 1999 LASLEY, HUGHES: I am searching for the parents and/or siblings of John E. or I. LASLEY, b. 1813, Meigs Co. His wife's name was Chloe ROWLEY, m. 1834, children Caroline (McFadden), Roxey (Thorn), Jemima, Anna and Atalanta (Hughes). I am also searching for the parents and/or siblings of James H. HUGHES, b. 1848, Jackson Co. (Ravenswood), who married Atalanta Lasley. All help would be greatly appreciated. Andrea Maxwell (Email

September 15, 1999 WOODS: Looking for information on ancestors/descendents of Sarah Stevenson (Stephenson) WOODS, b. 1752 Delaware, d. 1844 in Meigs Co. at home of one of her children, probably a daughter. Marr. 1780 in Allegheny Co., Pa. to John Woods, b. 1750, d. 1819 in Allegheny Co. Children include: James, Fanny, Elizabeth, Ellen, Susan, John, Joseph, Rebecca, Sarah, Pressly, Jeremiah, and Peter. Husband John was a Revolutionary War soldier, as was his brother, Thomas who died in Clermont Co. Willing to share info. Elissa Stuttler (Email

September 15, 1999 CARR, YOUNG: I am looking for information on my great-great grandparents. My gg-grandfather's name was George Norman Carr. He was born someplace in Ohio on Mar 19, 1849. He died in 1917 in Oklahoma. He married Susan Rosaltha Young in Meigs Co., 24 Jan 1875. She was born someplace in Ohio on 17 July 1857. I think that George's father's name was John. I don't know what Susan's father's name was, but some think that it might be James. If you could help me I would be very appreciative. Susan Rosaltha (Moss) Holder (Email

September 15, 1999 BUCK, BAILEY: I need info on Robert Buck 1817-1887, wife: Eliza Bailey 1819-1898 and their children: Margaret Isabella, Lewis, Eli, Laura Ann, Robert John, Sara, Elizabeth, Ellen, William. Anything would be helpful. (Email

September 15, 1999 COOLEY, LOVE, BANKS: I am looking for family members of Marha Cooley. She is the daughter of Lycurgus & Adaline CHAPMAN Cooley. She married George H. LOVE 3/18/1877 in Meigs County. According the 1870 census she was living with the Edward SAYRE family. Her sister Henrietta moved to Missouri & married John E. BANKS whose family lived in Meigs county at the time of the war. Does anyone know what happened to his brother, George W. and sister Nancy? Melissa Musick (Email

September 15, 1999 REESE: I am looking for information about my great grandparents, Edward and Jane Reese, who came to Pomeroy, Ohio, in about 1855. They came there from Rhymney, Wales (Monmouthshire) with their six children. I have been told that Edward Reese was the superintendent in a mill in Pomeroy. Two of their sons graduated from Marietta College in the 1870s. One son, James Williams Reese taught in the Pomeroy school for one year after he graduated from college in 1874. Bob Reese (Email

July 23, 1999 TAYLOR, COATES: I am researching the Taylor and Coates branches of my family tree. This is what I have: Samuel Guthrie Taylor, born Nov. 4, 1846; died Aug. 6, 1919 in Meigs County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Lawrence, b. Jan 25, 1846; died Nov. 15, 1897. Their son was Henry Clarke Taylor, born July 16, 1868; died May 16, 1932. He and his wife lived their entire lives in Meigs County. His wife was Ida Mae Coates. Her parents were John Edwards Coates and Mary Rebecca Barringer. Any information would be greatly appreciated. (Email

July 23, 1999 McCUMBER: Searching for any descendants of Ira McCumber m. Mary Boyer. Ira d. Sep 14, 1882 in Salem Twp., Meigs Co., OH. Mary d. May 05, 1895 same location. Ira was b. Jul 05, 1805 in NY state and Mary b. Apr 25, 1807 in PA. Members of Pioneer Assn. Ira is listed as brother to my ggg grandfather, William Henry "George" McCUMBER who is shown in Gallia and perhaps Meigs Co., OH, in the 1820's. Thank you. Louise McWhirt (Email

July 23, 1999 HOWELL: I am trying to obtain the naturalization papers for Matthew Howell. He came to Meigs Co. OH and was on the census from 1820 thru 1850. The Howells we believe to be his brothers in Meigs Co. OH have naturalization papers and I was informed Matthew's may have been misfiled. Thanks, Lynn Kappelman (Email

July 23, 1999 GRAHAM/GRAYUM: I am looking for information on Charles Graham/Grayum, who appeared on the 1830 census of Meigs County in Letart Twp. He was born about 1795 probably in Mason Co., WV, and married Martha Wilson Van Zant in 1817 in Gallia Co. There were four known children; Lovisa Ellen, Matilda Caroline, Esther Jane, and Mary Agnes. There was a son also, but nothing is known of him. Does anyone have any information on this family? Also, does anyone know the source of the name of Graham Station? Was it named for this family? Carol R. Austin (Email, or 9726 Mirage Circle, Garden Grove,CA 92844.

July 23, 1999 SHIELDS, MARTIN, GRAY, MILLER, DODDERER, SELBY, HOBART, SANDERS, BARROWS, LADOW, HOBBY, HETZER, RAINER, GILBERT, WHALEY: I am searching for all descendants of James and Jane (Martin) Shields of Tuppers Plains, Meigs Co., OH. Their children were (by birth order): Nancy, b. 17 Jul 1809; Jane, b. 17 Oct 1810; Elizabeth "Betsy" b. 2 Sep 1812; Margaret Jane, b. 24 Jul 1814; Maria "Marie", b. 25 Jun 1816; Ephraim Harris, b. 8 Jul 1818; James Harvey, b. 1 Jul 1820; David Martin, b. 5 May 1822; Edward Douglas, b. 27 Mar 1824 (my gggf); Mary Ann, b. 6 Feb 1826; Sarah Ann, b. 1827/1828; Amanda Alice "Manda", b. 10 Dec 1829; Caroline Eliza, b. 18 Jun 1833. Their son, Edward Douglas Shields, is my great-great-grandfather. (Email, or P.O. Box 3495, Mission Viejo, CA 92690.

July 23, 1999 HYSELL, MCCUMBER: I'm looking for the parents (& etc.) of Ed Hysell and his wife Lydia McCumber. Lydia was born October 23, 1893, in Ohio (I assume Meigs Co.). She died April, 1984. I do not have any information on Ed. These are my great-grandparents on my mothers side. I would like to do some more research on this side of my family. This is all the information I have at this time. (Email

July 23, 1999 WATSON, ARNOTT, ROUSH, HARRIS, LOVE, MCGREW, DEARMAN: I am looking for the decendants of Lucy B. WATSON b. Nov 1861 in Meigs Co., Ohio. She married Clark Alexander ARNOTT 1880 in Meigs Co., Ohio. They had 3 children under this marriage: Otis Columbus, Clara, and George. Otis married Bertha Mae ROUSH. I am looking also for the following names: Elizabeth HARRIS, LOVE, ROUSH, MCGREW, DEARMAN. Thanks, Jason Arnott (Email

July 23, 1999 OHLINGER, ROOT, HOLLAND: Conrad Ohlinger m. Margaret Root 4/19/1866. Am especially interested in daughter, Margaret b. 9/10/1869 m. George Holland. Any help greatly appreciated. Susan (Holland) Thompson (Email

July 23, 1999 CARMAN: I am searching for information on the Carman family. My greatgrandfather was William A. Carman, born 1824 in Baltimore County, Maryland, moved to Meigs County, Ohio (Pomeroy) in 1842. He was married to Catherine Wilson (no information available on her). Their children were Thomas, Howard, John, Charles, Ida, Ella, Cassie, Martha, Sarah Jane, and Sylvester. Sylvester was my great grandfather, born January 7, 1868 in Meigs County. He moved to Franklin County, Kansas, married Emma Jane Hackett, and moved to Rush County, Kansas in 1912. I am most interested in any background on William or Catherine as we have nothing. Dixie Williams. (Email

July 23, 1999 THOMPSON: I am interested in any information on the surname Thompson in Meigs Co. Meghan Rodela (Email

July 23, 1999 HOVEY: I am searching for information on the Hovey line from Ohio. My great great grandfather was Edmund Hovey. He was born in Ohio around 1850. He married Namcy Elizabeth McQuain in West Virginia in 1875. I believe his parents were James Hovey and Lucy Brown. I have found census listings, (last one in 1850), for James Hovey and Lucy in Meigs County, Ohio, but Edmund Hovey is not listed with them. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Jodie Dauzat (Email

July 23, 1999 STOBART/STOBERT, WEAVER, HARTLEY, HARPOLD, WALKER, SAYRE, MCCORMICK, MCELHERN: I am presently researching my mother's family and would be interested in any information regarding the mentioned surnames. Some of the early marriages in my family tree are: Adam Harpold m. Dorothy Roush Spencer Harpold m. Sarah Jones Henry Harpold m. Sarah A. Walker Mary Caroline Harpold m. Lewis Elsworth Sayre Jos. McCormick m. Maggie McElhern Eliza Jane McCormick m. Nye Canor Sayre Robert Stobart m. Eliza Ann Hartley John Stobart m. Elizabeth Wilson James R. Stobart m. Margaret Hartley Thomas Philson Stobart m. Sarah Isabel "Belle" Weaver John Robert Stobart m. Ida Maude Sayre Any information on these relatives, their parents, brothers, sisters, etc. would be very much appreciated - including names, dates, and family stories - and I would be happy to share info and correspond. Susan Kuhl (Email

July 23, 1999 SCOTT, HARLESS: I am looking for an Isaac B. SCOTT born ca. 1800 in MD. He was married in 1822 in Giles Co., VA, to Mary Harless and lived in Meigs County in 1870. He and Mary had the following children; Lorenzo D., Andrew, Eleanor, Talitha, and Esmerelda. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated. Nancy Scott (Email

July 23, 1999 BEEGLE, BEAVER, DALTON, MCBRIDE, TURNER, CROOKS, STARCHER, STOBART/STOBERT, QUILLEN, WEBSTER, BALL: I'm searching these surnames in Meigs Co. Ron Parks (Email

July 23, 1999 TAYLOR, LAWRENCE, COATES, BARRINGER: I am looking for any information on my gr. gr. grandparents. Samuel Guthrie TAYLOR (b. Nov. 4, 1846; d. Aug. 6, 1919) married Elizabeth L. LAWRENCE (b. Jan. 25, 1846; d. Nov. 15, 1897) on July 18, 1865. Their son was Henry Clarke TAYLOR (b. July 16, 1868.) Henry married Ida Mae COATES (b. Sept. 20, 1872). She was the daughter of John Edward COATES (dates unk.) and Mary Rebecca BARRINGER (b. Aug. 26, 1854; d. Mar. 3, 1923). All of these members of my family appear to have been born in Meigs County, possibly Lebanon Township. They are also buried in the county. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. I would be more than happy to share what I have on their descendants. Thanks, David K. Hickman (Email

June 23, 1999 SHOEMAKER, BURSON, STANEART, BISSELL, SHAFER: I am looking for Jacob Shoemaker that lived in Meigs Co. Ohio in Bedford Township in the 1860s. Jacob was married to Rebecca Phillips and had four children: William, Edward, John, Mary. William was married to Hannah Burson, Edward was married to Marian Staneart, John was married to Henrietta Bissell, and Mary was married to George Shafer. Requesting any information on these families. Jack A. Shoemaker (Email

June 23, 1999 STEWART: I am seeking information re Alexander Stewart who was born in Rome Township, Athens County, Ohio in 1804. In various sources, it is reported that he was a merchant in Meigs County at some time. This would have been somewhere between 1822 and 1840 when he was reported in Henry County, Iowa, where he married a Louisa C. Mallet. He had three children prior to his marriage to Louisa, from a prior marriage. This prior spouse is unknown. Any help is appreciated. Verne R. Horton (Email

June 23, 1999 BORING: I am searching for information on my grandfather Harley Edward Boring, born Febuary 27, 1910. He died in March, 1938. He was married to Erma Louise Ball from Nelsonville, Ohio; they had one daughter named Nancy Ellen Boring born Jan. 1938. The date of their marriage is unknown. His parents were Max Boring of Scipio Twp and Emma Tompson of Vinton County, Ohio. Shelby Huston (Email

June 23, 1999 JACOBS: is the line I'm looking for in Chester, Meigs Co., OH. Specifically, Aaron C. JACOBS was born in Chester 25 June, 1836 to Levi and Clarissa JACOBS. They were in Dekalb Co., IN, by 1840, and Racine, WI, by 1847. If you have any info about this family, please e-mail and I'll be happy to share what I have on the rest of the family! Nancy Wood (Email

June 23, 1999 GOMER, EMMONS, ATWELL, MILLER, RUMFIELD: Looking for information on Ezekiel GOMER and Melissa EMMONS found in Meigs Co. in 1820s, their descendants and ancestors. Ezekiel is reportedly from MA and Melissa from VA. Have information I am willing to share but desperately need info to fill in gaps. Anyone who would like to share info, please contact me by e-mail. Linda Artis (Email

June 23, 1999 DODGE, AILSHIRE, BLYTHE: Nancy Dodge was born about 1832 and was from Floyd Co., Indiana. She and Michael Ailshire/Aleshire were married there in 1836. Don't know if she even made it to Ohio before she died. Michael died in Meigs County, Ohio, in 1895/96. My cousin says that she remembers that Nancy came from Springdale, Lewis County, KY. The 1860 Meigs County, Ohio, census shows her as being born in Indiana. Their children were, James Nelson Ailshire-My great grandfather b.23 Jun 1856 d. 24 Sept. 1928 near Concord, KY md. Mary Ellen Blythe 24 Dec. 1880 4 children George b. Oct 1863 d. aft. 1916 in Rome, Ohio md. Elizabeth J. Sumpter in April 1888 (daughter of Elizabeth Ann below & George Sumpter) in Lawrence, Co, Ohio. Divorced 30 April 1912. 5 children. Henry b. ? d. ? md.? Steven Girard b.11 May 1860 d. 8 Aug 1916 in Rome, Ohio md 1. ? 2. Ella Sumpter (daughter of Elizabeth Ann below & George Sumpter) first marriage produced one daughter, Esther, second marriage 4 children. Leke b. d. 1865 Died in a rebel in Civil War - never married. Ida V. b. ? d. ? md Thomas (Juney) Vaughn - have an old tintype of her from 1870's. Frank b. ? d.? died in a mining camp in the Black Hills of North Dakota Marion b. ? d. 1865 Died in a Rebel Prisoner of war camp during Civil War. There is some evidence that Leke and Marion are the same person. Michael's 2nd wife was Elizabeth Atkins, also from Indiana. She had two previous marriages with children, one to a Wiseman and the other to a Sumpter. Two of her daughters, Ella and Elizabeth (Lyda) from the Sumpter marriage married two of Michael's sons in Lawrence Co., although it appears they were all still living in Meigs County at the time. They then moved into Adams Co. a few years later. Thanks again, Pauli Driver Smith (Email

June 23, 1999 STANEART, FERREL: I am looking for info. on parents for Joseph William Stanneart (Staneart, Standart, Standeart). He was born in 1852 in Ohio. His parents (I think) were Joel or Joseph Staneart and either Jame Castile or Rebecca Bell. Joseph William Stanneart married in Meigs Co., Ohio in 1870 to Theodotia Ann Ferrel (Farrel, Farel). She was born in 1852 in Baltimore, Kanawha, W. Virginia. Her father was Nelson Farel. Joseph and Theodotia (Dotia) lived in Meigs Co. until 1877-1878. In 1869 they were in Bedford twp and in 1875 in Pageville Prct. Their next child was born in 1879 in Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas. I believe at least one of them if not both were Indian. They are both buried in Blackburn, Pawnee, Oklahoma. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. I am at a dead end here. Thank you, Jo Ann Gibson (Email

June 23, 1999 IRWIN: William Harrison IRWIN was born 1837 in Meigs County, Ohio. Spouse: Elizabeth Caroline Wood born 1843 in Darke County, Ohio. Married in 1861 Oregon, Holt County, Missouri. Children born in Iowa. Died during war 1864 in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi. Want to locate parents, and family members. (Email

June 23, 1999 HALL, HAYHURST, CUMMINS: I am looking for information on the following people: John Hall (born abt. 1779 in PA) who married Sarah Hayhurst (born January 28, 1782 in MD) and settled in Meigs County. Their daughter Sarah Hall (born May 13, 1821) married George Cummins (born abt. 1808 in VA). I already have plenty of information on Sarah Hall and Sarah Hayhurst. I need information on John Hall and George Cummins. Doug Barry (Email

June 23, 1999 McKNIGHT,BROWN, GINTHER: I am searching for the surnames McKnight, Brown, and Ginther from Hartford and Hartford City, Mason County, WV. They most likely had relations with people from Meigs County. My grandfather was James Thomas McKnight (b. 01/08/1894, d. 05/1980), his siblings were Edna and Esther. My grandmother was Mide A. McKnight (b. 11/5/1896, d. 04/1980). Mide's father was George Ginther (b. 04/10/1866), married Mattie V. Brown (b. 03/01/1866) (m 11/17/1886). Mattie's father was Capt. Matthew Brown (river boat captain). Mide's siblings were: Jennie Louise, Mary Alice, John Mathew, and Martha Katharine. The Ginther branch of my family may have been related to the Guenthers of Meigs Co. Edna McKnight married Arthur Wayland of Pomeroy (no children). If anyone has family ties to these people, I would gladly share what I have. Tom MacKnight (Email

June 23, 1999 SHIVLER/SCHEIBELEAR/SHIBLEAR/SHIBLER, MERRITT: My ancestors came to Meigs County from Maryland through Pennsylvania. My great-great-great-great grandfatherwas John George Scheibelear b. 1780 in Maryland. He was in Meigs Co. for the 1820 census where he was listed as Geo Schibelaire. The name changed (or was misspelled) throughout the years to what is now Shivler, Shiveler, and Shibler. I have some info from Meigs, but I cannot find out what happened to George Shiblear and his wife Elizabeth (Merritt) Shiblear. They are listed in the Hardesty History of Meigs Co. and in several censuses, but I cannot find anything on their deaths. I know he died in 1907 because it is listed in an old family Bible. Also I would like to research the family back through PA and MD. Jim Shivler (Email

June 23, 1999 BENTZ: I am looking for information about the Bentz family. I am a descendant of Michael Bentz. The only information I have about him is the following: he was born on March 11, 1815 in, I think, Germany (I could be mistaken on this part) and died September 20, 1864 here in Meigs County. He married Mary "Polly" Harpold. Mary was born on November 29, 1823 here in Meigs County ?? and died on March 22, 1912 in Meigs County. The only child I know of (to this union) was Peter Bentz was born on September 18, 1849 and died in Meigs County on December 31, 1908. His first wife was Mary C. ?? and his second wife was Virginia America Pickens. Virginia and Peter had 3 children: Laura, Henry Sr., and Floyd. I'm looking for more information on Michael Bentz. Carla Turner (Email

May 24, 1999 MCELHINNEY: Seeking information on Elsa Jane MCELHINNEY, b. Oct. 1842, d. 1913. She was married to James REED on Jan. 14, 1864. Her father may be Samuel MCELHINNEY, but this is just supposition on my part. Would like to her from anyone who has information on her and her ancestors. Jay Russell (Email

May 24, 1999 HACKETT: Looking for ancestors of Jeremiah HACKETT, Sr. born 1774, Fincastle, Botetourt, VA - died 1825 Kiger, Gallia, OH. Son, Jeremiah HACKETT, Jr. born 12 April 1817 Middleport, Meigs Co, OH. Need confirmation of this information. Jerry Forman (Email

May 24, 1999 CARMICHAEL AND SMITH: I am looking for information on John Carmichael and Angeline Smith married 22 Jan 1843 in Meigs County, Ohio. On 29 Apr 1843 John was sentenced to the Ohio Penitentiary for bigamy for 4 years, from Meigs County. He had a wife and 5 children in Washington County, Ohio. His age was given as 30. Janet Downing (Email ).

May 24, 1999 WATKINS, CLARK: My husbands' grandmother was Stella Belle Watkins b. August 4, 1885 in Meigs Co. OH. She was the d/o James and Anna Bryant Watkins. She married George Roscoe Clark October 17,1903 and died March 15, 1949. Her second marriage was to a Wetzel and they lived in Parkersburg, WV. Any information would be appreciated. I am currently putting together all the information about her descendants and will share any information. Thanks, Shirley Clark (Email

May 24, 1999 HERITAGE, LEWIS: I am seeking information about my great-grandmother, Ulah W. HERITAGE. Born 4 Oct 1866; married Daniel S. LEWIS, Jr. 08 Apr 1885 in Middleport, Meigs Co.; died (at age 43) c. 1909, buried at Beech Grove Cemetery in Pomeroy, Meigs Co. Had 2 children: Norma (married Ray HECOX) and Heritage (married Edith McKnight PETERS) Ulah had a brother, Harry HERITAGE (married Katharyn) who lived in Pennsylvania. Who are Ulah HERITAGE's parents? Does she have any other siblings? Any information would be greatly appreciated! (Email

May 24, 1999 WINE, ROWLAND: I am researching the decendants of Travis Wine & Elizabeth Rowland. Travis was born in Meigs County in 1832, and Elizabeth was born in Jefferson County in 1836. They were married in Meigs County March 7, 1852, by H.H. Rice, J.P. I know they lived on the farm of W.B. Hartinger at the time of Travis's death, in 1877. They had eleven children; John, Francis, Mary, William, Charles, Wesley, Joseph, J.B., Jesse, Electa and Barbara, born from 1853 to 1877. When Travis died in 1877 only six of the children were alive; Charles, Mary, Joseph, J.B. Jesse and Electa. William shows up in the 1880 Meigs Census as a farm laborer on the Hartinger farm. Elizabeth was married to Robert J. Decker, June 25, 1885, in Meigs County, after Travis's death, and her third marriage was to an L.L. Duell of Mason, West Virginia. In 1949, Charles, J.B. and Joseph were in Jefferson County, Indiana; Mary and Electa were in Columbus, Ohio. Would greatly appreciate any information about this family. John R. Wyne (Email

May 24, 1999 FILKIN: Looking for any records on Henry Filkin. From the 1820 Meigs county census: Filkin Henry 114A Rutland He may be related to Orin Scott Filkin, who married Laura Mimms in 1880. Randy Filkin (Email

May 24, 1999 HOWELL, CROWELL: I am looking for any information on Mathew HOWELL and Son CROWELL, and confirmation as to which William HOWELL was Mathew's father. I believe they were there by 1820. Mathew m. Elizabeth JUSTICE and Son CROWELL left at a tender age and went to Arkansas, perhaps through Iowa first. Sheila Walker (Email

May 24, 1999 TAYLOR, RUMFIELD: I am searching the Gallia Co. area for William Taylor, who m. Lucinda Rumfield in 1872 in Meigs Co. They moved to Addison a few years after that. My grandfather, Charles Emory Taylor (son of William and Lucinda) m. Maggie F. Sneed Hopper. She was from Monroe Co., OH. Lucinda d. about 1906 or 1907. I don't know where she was buried. Any clues? After 1900 I lose William. 1905 most of his children get married. Would like to share any info and find any info someone is doing. There were many Taylors that connect here. Other surnames I am searching in Meigs and Gallia counties are Grate, Sayre, Evans, Clark, Mays, Davis, Hatfield, Lemley, Wilcox, Bradbury, Conkle, Baird, Marshal and many more. I have several hundred family sheets done so far on this family. Will answer all inquiries if I can. Thanks, Judi Proctor (Email

April 22, 1999 MITCHELL, BAUM: I am looking for Mary MITCHELL born abt. 1800 in Meigs Co., Ohio. She married James CHEZEM in 1819 in Pickaway Co., Ohio. Her parents believed to be Jacob or Charles MITCHELL and Magdalene BAUM. Willing to exchange information. Thank you. Suzette K. Thompson (Email

April 22, 1999 TOWNSEND, GRAHAM, MOORE, MORRIS: Information I have so far is Daniel Townsend married Mary Graham in the 1850s somewhere in Vinton, Meigs, or Athens County. The 1860 census shows Daniel in Meigs County, Columbia Twp. At least two of their children are Martin and Miles. Information I have is David Moore married Mary Morris on September 6, 1855 in Meigs County. They had at least two daughters, Martha and Nancy. (Email

April 22, 1999 RUSSELL: I am looking for Charles Russell b. ca. 1800, living in Olive & Salem Twps. Also Ira (b. 1779) & Elizabeth Parker Russell who were in Meigs Co. by 1819, coming from NY. I also have ancestors in Lawrence Co. - Sanford & Barbara Losey Russell, married there in 1821. Any help would be appreciated & I would be happy to share what I have found. (Email

April 22, 1999 OAK GROVE CHURCH: I am trying to contact someone who can tell me whether services are still being held at Oak Grove Church (formerly EUB, more recently United Methodist) near Letart, WV, which is just across the river from Letart Falls. My maternal family comes from the immediate area (PIATT) and I am interested in attending services there on June 14th if possible. However, I can find no current information about address, pastor, etc. through national resources. Failing an active church group there, I would also be interested in contacting those who maintain the cemetery. Thanks for any help you can give in putting me in touch with people who might know the answers to my questions. My e-mail address is, but I would be glad to telephone or write via federal mail if that is the best way to reach someone who can help. Beth Lauer (Email

April 22, 1999 WEBSTER, BRIDGET: Need information on or descendents of Madison WEBSTER, died Meigs Co. 1859. Looking for father & mother, brothers, sisters, children of same, (or any family member of descendents). Married Eleanor BRIDGET. Any info would be greatly appreciated. (Email

April 22, 1999 JOHNS, MORAN, WAGGONNER: I'm looking for info on my great grandmother, Hannah Johns Moran. I believe she was born in Meigs County, d/o Samuel Johns and Carrie (?) Waggonner. She moved to Columbus at some point; died in Fairfield County in the 40's. Ronda Griffith-Grubb (Email

April 22, 1999 BALL: I am looking for information on the Ball family. John M. Ball and Lucy Berkley were married in Meigs County on 27 January 1848. Their daughter Lydia M. Ball was born in Meigs County on June 6, 1856. John M. Ball's parents were William Ball and Margeret (Cooper) Ball. Believe they are part of the 1840 Meigs County census. Lucy (Berkley) Ball's parents were William Berkley and Margaret (Lickefoase) Berkley. Any information of these families will be appreciated. (Email

April 22, 1999 SPRINGER: My great grandfather was Harvey Washington Springer, b. 26 Sept 1851, Caltoti (?), Meigs Co., Ohio. Only this week I found out who his siblings were - William b. 11/17/1848; Newton b. 6/4/1854; Elizabeth b. 8/26/1856; Mary Erlinda b. 1/24/1859; Alice b. 1/20/1862; and Frank (Francis?) b. 6/5/1865. The problem is - I only know for sure that Harvey was born in Ohio. His parents (James F. Springer and Abigail Frost) were married 1 July 1847 in Athens Co. Ohio - but I don't know when they left the state. Abigail was b. 1827 in Ohio, James was b. 1824 in Fayette Co. Pennsylvania. Harvey's wife, Mabel Cornelia (Belle) Nims was b. in Ashtabula, Ohio 22. Oct. 1861. I don't know where her parents were from (John Nims and Candes Bailey). This isn't very much to go on, most of the information I have is after they arrived in Nebraska. Thanks, Linda (Email

April 22, 1999 PETTIT, FREED, DAVIS, LATHEY: I would like information on the Nathaniel PETTIT family of Meigs Co. Nathaniel married Rebecca Freed 7 Dec. 1848 in Meigs Co. Children: Elza b. 20 Aug. l852; Eliza M.; Charles A.; Mahala E.; Westley S.; and George W. Nathaniel was born in PA. in 1828 and moved to OH as young man. Does anyone have info on any of his children or parents? Also researching Samuel DAVIS b. 29 Jan 1821 in PA. Moved to Ohio and married Lydia LATHEY b. 7 Aug. 1824. Lived Meigs Co. Children: Caroline m. Levi Hudnall; Aaron m. Lydia M. Brooks; Marion; Lon; and Sadie Elizabeth b. 1 Dec. 1858 m. Elza PETTIT 23 Nov. 1879. Any info on this family or parents of Samuel or Lydia LATHEY would be appreciated - will share what I know. Joanne Pettit (Email

April 22, 1999 WELLER, SCHUMACHER: WELLER, John Jacob and SCHUMACHER, Maria Magdalena were supposedly married Meigs Co. 25 March 1854. Need documentation. Thanks so much, Barbara Madden (Email

April 22, 1999 HARBRECHT, OHLINGER, SEITZ, RIESE, SOMMER: I am loking for info regarding Pomeroy families Leonard and Anna Harbrecht, Conrad and Barbara Ohlinger Seitz, Jacob and Clara Riese Sommer. Most located in the mid 1800's. Thanks for any help. Jeff (Email

April 22, 1999 FEIGER, BERGSHECKER, FRASCH: Would like to trade information on the FEIGER family of Meigs Co., OH. My ancestor George FEIGER was b. 1799/1800 in Hanover, Germany. He married Christiana. They were in Meigs Co. by April, 1853. Children: Susanah, Ernest, Jacob (I think), Catherine, Philip D, and several others (names unknown). Susanah married John FRASCH and Catherine married Frederick Bergschicker. Son Ernest Feiger died on 24 Nov. 1900, and Catherine Bergschicker died on 11 May 1906 (obits needed!). Homer Thiel (Email, or 3975 N. Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716.

April 22, 1999 ARMSTRONG, LISTON: Looking for information on the family of George Thomas Armstrong who married Verda Liston. They had a child Hellen B. Armstrong, b. April 28, 1906, in Meigs Co., Ohio. Hellen was spelled with two L's in the birth records at Portsmouth, Ohio. Jack Armstrong (Email

April 22, 1999 COOK: Warren Josephus Cook, b. Jan. 27, 1838, d. April 24, 1901. Would like information on his father, if you would have any information. This person lived in Meigs Co., Ohio. Wife Clarissa Wood Cook. James A. Cook (Email

April 22, 1999 ROUSH: I am trying to find out more about my mother's side of the family. Her father came from West Virginia. I thought that was where the family originated - until a family member found his father's obituary. Calvin Roush was born March 18, 1862, in Meigs County, Ohio. Anyone with information about him would be greatly appreciated - I have nothing. Thank you! Kathleen Anthony (Email

April 22, 1999 ENOCHS, TERRELL, COOK: I am seeking any and all information known about Joseph ENOCHS, who died in Meigs County in 1871. He is my great-great grandfather and was married to Catherine TERRELL (any information about Catherine Terrell would also be welcome!!). Joseph was the father of my great-grandmother Hannah ENOCHS, who married Nathanial COOK. I believe Joseph is the son of Enoch Enochs Jr. and I am attempting to document that. All help appreciated! Kathleen Duvall (Email

April 22, 1999 MCABOY: I am researching the McAboys of Meigs Co. Particualarly William McAboy b. somewhere in VA and his wife Cerinda Atkins, daughter of Lemuel Atkins. They are living in Meigs Co. in the 1840's. Thank you so much. Molly Bryant (Email

April 22, 1999 HYSELL, TODD: Sarah J. Hysell, daughter of Benjamin and Julia Ann Batterson Hysell, married Henry Todd Jr. in Meigs Co. on July 29, 1863. They had nine children, some of whom were born in Meigs Co. Need information on the Hysell ancestors as well as anything available on Henry Todd Jr. who was born in England in 1838. (Email

April 22, 1999 WOODWARD: Seeking information regarding this WOODWARD family found on the 1880 census, Letart Twp., Meigs Co, OH: Sarah A. Woodward 57 b. OH Ellis G sn 14 b. OH father b. VT Charles W sn 11 b. OH father b. VT. Charles W. turns up as a witness to John Henry Woodward's identity (married Lucy F. PIERSON) on a deed in 1889. The states of parent's birth match for John and this other family. Seeking information regarding Sarah's husband and where they were prior to 1880 census. Merry Anne Pierson (Email

April 22, 1999 BORHAM, SISSON, CANODE, GREEN: I'm looking for the parents of Emma Estel BORHAM (28 Feb 1865 - 15 Jun 1943) who married Charles F. SISSON (6 Aug 1863 - 30 May 1930). I have been told that her mother's first name was Mary. I'm trying to find out if Mary's last name was CANODE. I know that Emma's grandmother was Sarah Herrington GREEN who was married to David CANODE and they had 2 children, George Washington and Mary. I'd also like to get the parents names on both David CANODE and Sarah Herrington GREEN. Sarah was the first white child born in Vinton Co., OH and after David CANODE's death married Nathaniel P. SISSON. Thanks for any help that you can give. Bridget Craig (Email

April 22, 1999 SISSON: I am the grandson of Leo Byron Sisson. He was a mailcarrier in Meigs Co. He died in 1963. His son John Sisson lives in Canton, Ohio. I am his oldest son. If you have any information preceding this, that would have to do with my Great Grandmother Hamilton I would be most grateful. John Sisson (Email

April 22, 1999 WARTH, BERRY, FLEEHART: Researching these names in Meigs Co before 1840. Will be glad to share information. Don and Judy Warth (Email

April 22, 1999 FORREST, CARPENTER: Seeking info and other researchers of the John Forrest family of Meigs Co. John born 1763, died 1829. His only known wife was Rosina Carpenter born 1788. John probably had at least one other wife--Seriah and/or Azwilla. His children: James married Mazie Gordon; Elizabeth married Stidgers, James Grey; Thomas married Julia Grimes; Eliza married Sabert Ogden; Mary married James Brown; David married Sarah Hedrick; Maria married David Casey; John Jackson married Marinda Wilson; Marinda married Jacob Harmon. Any info or clues would be appreciated. (Email

April 22, 1999 FORREST, GRIMES: Seeking info on the children of Thomas Forrest and Julia Grimes: Aurilla born 1831 married John McDonald 1851; Gehial/Jehiel born 1833 married Catherine Bosworth 1856. (Email

April 22, 1999 FORREST, OGDEN: Eliza Forrest married Sabert Ogden, 1830. She was the daughter of John Forrest who died in Meigs Co in 1829. Her mother's name is unknown. (Email

April 22, 1999 FORREST, GORDON: James Forrest born 1782 in VA, married 1805 Mazie Gordon in Botetourt Co VA. Was in Meigs Co. circa 1806. Mazie, daughter of Giles Gordon, born 1782-84 in VA. She and James divorced circa 1830s. She re-married Isaac Woods. James and second wife Freelove Dutcher Snow settled in Ozark Co., MO. Mazie and James' children: Betsy m. John Stanley; Tyler m. Christiana Harley; John; Gordon m. Julia Hale, Marian Lord; Isaac m. Maria Black, Lydia Ann Simpson, Mary Snyder; Giles Burr m. Lucinda Oak. Any help/clues would be appreciated. (Email

April 22, 1999 TURNER, HULL: Looking for information on Delbert Mansfield Turner (my grandfather) or Cora Hull (my grandmother). They were united in marriage on February 3, 1895. They had 15 children all born and raised in Meigs County. Delbert, son of Presley and Henrietta Gesland Turner was born October 12, 1872 in Harrisonville. Cora E. Turner, daughter of Luther and Uretta Hull was born August 27, 1877 in Burlingham. Tim Phillips (Email

April 22, 1999 SPENCER, PICKENS, KIBBLE: I'm looking for any information on Jacob and Lydia Spencer, Semila and Harriet Will Spencer, Samuel Pickens, John Pickens from Ballamony Parish Ireland, and John and Hannah Kibble. Thanks for your time. Jared Spencer (Email

April 22, 1999 OHLINGER, JENKINSON, FUGATE, MISNER: I am looking for information on the following people: William Fredrick Ohlinger b. 1873 d. 1934 Wife - Mary Ann Jenkinson b. Jan. 10, 1875 Meigs Co., Ohio d. 1934 Children Magdalena Narcissus b. Feb. 7, 1897 Middleport, Meigs Co. m. Arthur Boardman Misner Oct. 31, 1917 in Middleport, Meigs Co., Clara Murele b. 1892 d. 1971 m. Mr. Murray Nellie Catherine b. 1894 d. 1977 m. Mr. Bradley William Fredrick Jr. Louis Marion b. 1904 d. 1955 Mary Ann b. 1909 m. Mr. McCartney and then Mr. Poole Canarsie Emma b. 1913 m. Mr. Nichols and then Mr. Stinard John Jenkinson b. 1834 Ireland; d. Feb. 24, 1875, Louisville, Kentucky; m. May 20, 1854, Chester Twp., Meigs Co. Wife - Phebe Narcissus Fugate b. Jan. 1837, d. June 24, 1902 Meigs Co. Children Mary Ann m. Arthur B. Misner Frances b. April 27, 1861 Meigs Co. Marion b. April 17, 1865 Meigs Co. m. Maud Arnold Eliza b. July 24, 1867 Meigs Co., m. Gus Bumpartner Cora b. June 14, 1870 Meigs Co. m. Archie Wills Ellen b. July 27, 1872 Meigs Co. m. George Korn Jospeh W. b. Meigs Co., m. Emma Swanger James H. b. March 1859 Meigs Co., m. Margaret Swanger Emma Jane b. 1855 m. William Brown Nettie m. Edward Byrns Arthur Boardman Misner b. Nov. 13, 1890 Cartersville, Georgia, d. Aug. 4, 1956 Akron, Ohio, m. Oct. 31 1917 Middleport, Meigs Co. Wife - Magdalena Nacissus Ohlinger b. Feb. 7, 1897 Meigs Co. Children William Ellsworth b. Feb. 2, 1919 Pomeroy, Meigs Co. Francis Marion b. Aug. 7, 1921 m. Barbara Marie Lukacevich Arthur Boardman Jr. b. Oct. 6, 1924 m. Violet Hartly Ross Elno b. May 2, 1921 m. Freda Pearl Bowers Christian Ohlinger b. May 12, 1930 David Bruce b. June 23, 1936 (Email

April 22, 1999 HYSELL, HUNTER, TODD: Looking for information about Benjamin Hysell's first wife, Rachel Hunter, the mother of Sarah J. Hysell. Sarah married Henry Todd Jr. in Meigs Co. on July 30, 1863. Benjamin's second wife was Julia Ann Batterson. Did Rachel Hunter die in childbirth? Does anyone have research on this Hunter family or on Benjamin Hysell? (Email

April 22, 1999 TILSON, WATERMAN, BOSWORTH: Am searching for the family of Ruth Tilson, born to Joseph and Hannah (Waterman) Tilson at Hartford, Maine, who married Alva Bosworth in Meigs County in 1827. Any information on the family would be appreciated. The foregoing is the extent of my knowledge. Sue Waterman (Email, or 2516 Capaldi Dr., Marion, Ohio 43302.

April 22, 1999 SAXTON: I am looking for anyone researching the SAXTON name in Meigs. Co., OH. Thanks. Eric L. Blocher (Email

April 22, 1999 BAKER, ROLLER, WOLF: Seeking help in locating Wesely G. (Guy) BAKER, born 8 Feb 1808, near Clarksburg, VA. Married Deborah Frances ROLLER (WOLF) 6 Oct 1831 in Meigs Co., OH. Died 3 Jul 1890, Shelby Co., IL. Can locate this couple in 1840, 1850, 1860 census of Meigs Co., OH. Then can find them in 1870, 1880, 1890 census of Shelby Co., IL. These are my oldest ancestors on my BAKER side of the family. Stan Baker (Email, or 7504 Amanda Circle SW, Hunt sville, Al 35802-2968.

April 22, 1999 DAFT: Was George W. Daft a private in CO "E" 174th O.V.I. in 1864? The captain of the unit was George Campbell. (Email

April 22, 1999 MATTHEWSON, HENSLEY, GRADY, O'DONNELL: Your site is a welcome sight to a weary traveler. My family names are Matthewson, Hensley, Grady and O'Donnell. William Matthewson (1828-1906) married Jane Hensley (1827-1908) and both are buried in Snowball Cemetary. Thomas Grady (1828-1909) married Bridget O' Donnell (1838-1900) and are buried in Sacred Heart Cemetary. I am looking for any information concerning any of them. I have very little to share but would be glad to do so. Thanks. Tom Walters (Email

April 22, 1999 McMILLIN: I would like information on cemeteries in Salem Twp. I am researching the McMillin family. Edward and James were listed in the 1840 Meigs Co., Salem Twp. census. I believe Edward died before the 1850 census and James and family moved. Any help appreciated. Pat McCallister (Email

April 22, 1999 DYE: Am looking for any information on the following people: David L. Dye, b. 5/5/1873, d. 2/2/1934; Emma Dye, b. 1/31/1878, d. 2/11/1945; Lewis Dye, dates unknown but born possibly between 1848 to 1853; Fanny Dye, dates unknown but was told that she was an Indian. All the above are buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetary, Parkersburg, WV (Wood Co). My father told me that some of his people were from Meigs Co. Any information would be deeply appreciated. Thank you, Cynthia Dye-Bruns (Email

March 9, 1999 WOODRUFF, NEASE, COTTERILL: Looking for any information that you may have on Jonah WOODRUFF married to Mary Ann NEASE. I know very little, only that they had one child that I know of; Rebecca WOODRUFF married to Samuel COTTERILL. Jonah and Mary lived on Bowman Run near Pomeroy and they are buried on a hillside out behind the property on Bowman Run. Any information will be helpful and appreciated. Also looking for information on parents of Samuel COTTERILL. (Email

March 9, 1999 HUMPHREY, OAKLEY: I am trying to identify family of my ancestor Benjamin Humphrey who married Anna Oakley (dau of Miles and Susanna, Olive Twp.) about 1820. Also interested in information relative to Oakleys in Ohio. Kathlyn Halvorsen (Email

March 9, 1999 MCFARLAND, KING: Looking for information about ancestors and descendants of Alexander MCFARLAND and Eliza Ellen KING. They were both born in Ohio, according to the 1860 census. Eliza was born in May, 1842, and Alexander was born in December, 1839. Alexander's father, also named Alexander, and his mother Elizabeth have been found in Meigs County census of 1850. They were both born in Virginia, 1803 and 1805, respectively. The only other information I have about Eliza is that her parents' nativity was New York. Any additional information would be very helpful to me. Thank you much, Tom Arnold. (Email

March 9, 1999 BAUMGARTNER, THRESS, HOLDERFIELD: Henry Baumgartner (born 1850 in Bavaria) married 1871 in Meigs Co., OH, Mary Thress (born 1852 in OH). Their children were: Elizabeth, Henry, William Jake, Willie, Theodore, Emma, Al, Arthur, Carl. They lived & died in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. Henry Valentine Baumgartner (born 1875 in OH) married Mary Jane Kyle (born 1879 in England or Ireland). Their children were: Eleanor & Viola. They may have been married in Meigs Co., OH or Cabell Co., WV. They divorced & each remarried. Henry lived in Cincinnati, OH with his new wife, Ethel Clancy, & Mary Jane lived in Huntington, WV with her new husband, Day Cook. Eleanor Mary Baumgartner (born 1898 in OH) married John Everett Holderfield (born 1894 in Melbourne, KY). Their children were: Marjorie, Mary Jane, Marilyn. They lived in Cincinnati, OH. Any info re these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Viki Anderson Black (Email

March 9, 1999 WALBURN: My great grandmother, Elizabeth Walburn, was born in Meigs Co. on 5/15/1861. Her father was Granville Walburn. I believe Granville was married twice. I believe Sarah was Elizabeth's mother. Would like to find any info on Granville or Sarah. Did Granville move to Richland Co. in WI? When? Gloria Olson (Email

March 9, 1999 SMITH: I am looking for one Solomon SMITH and/or Margaret SMITH, Pomeroy, Ohio. Can you help me? Thanks, Tami Beeler (Email

March 9, 1999 GARDNER: Joseph born 10/8/1840, died 10/1/1912. His wife's first name was Sarah. They are buried at Middleport Hill. They are in the same plot as John BOLT and Margaret AUTHERSON BOLT. The obituary of Simon Autherson says he died at the home of Joseph Gardner. What is the connection between the two families? (Email

March 9, 1999 MCABOY, ATKINS: I'm researching the McAboy and Atkins families in Meigs Co., Ohio. Thank you, Molly Bryant-White (Email, or 358 1/2 N. Curson Ave. #4, Los Angeles, CA 90035

March 9, 1999 MCCLURE, OGLE, GREENE: Researching Dr. James McClure, son of James and Jane (Ogle) McClure of Harrisonville, Meigs Co., Ohio. Dr. James McClure born Meigs Co., Ohio 24 May 1835; married Sarah Greene Oct. 1866, Washington Co., OH. James served 23rd OVI as Assistant Surgeon. Practiced medicine at Albany, Athens Co., Ohio, and Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio . Have information and old pictures to share on McClure family of Harrisonville, Meigs Co., Ohio. (Email

March 9, 1999 RUPERT, BRICKEL: I am searching for information about Margaret Ann Rupert, born in Meigs County March 15, 1834, and died December 26, 1860. She married George Brickel about 1855. I am also seeking information about George Brickel and his ancestors. I can provide information concerning his descendants. Annette Johnson (Email

February 25, 1999 BICKFORD: Looking for information on my great grandfather Wilson Bickford, born July 25, 1857, in Meigs County, OH. He and his family moved to Kansas when he was 4 years old. Any information about him or his family would be appreciated. Rick Bickford (Email

February 25, 1999 KISER: Looking for information on the Kiser family of Meigs Co. and Mason Co., WV. Thanks, Kris Norris (Email

February 25, 1999 WELLER, SCHUMACHER: John Jacob WELLER married Maria Magdalena SCHUMACHER supposedly in Meigs Co. in 1854. Have requested a look up of that, but also wonder if he might have applied for naturalization. Since there is no naturalization volunteer on Meigs Co. web page wonder if anyone is familiar with these records, and could take a peek for his name? Thanks. Barbara Madden (Email

February 25, 1999 CRAWFORD: I am looking for more information on my ggg grandfather Charles Crawford. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 20, 1788. His father was Irish and his mother English. They were both Episcopalians. Charles' father drowned in 1812. Charles was married three times. 1st wife ?, 2nd wife Elizabeth, 3rd wife Nancy. Charles was in the Baltimore Artillery at the Battle of North Point in 1814. In the fight he was wounded by a musket ball in the leg. He lived in Meigs County, Ohio until 1859. He then moved to Arkansas. But being a union man, he was compelled to leave there during the war. He then moved to Fairfield, Missouri. Charles lived to be 102 years old. He is listed in all the Benton Co, Missouri, history books for his age and participating in the War of 1812. I know very little of Charles' life in Meigs Co and would like to find descendants of his. If anyone has information please contact me. Dawnya Mashburn (Email

February 25, 1999 HULL: Louis b. 1835 m. Ivy Kelly and begat John Quincy 14 Apr 1870 in Meigs County near Shade. Ivy died when J.Q. was 19 months old. He then married her sister Joan and begat Della who married a George Love. Louis's son John Quincy Hull (my grandfather) moved to Athens. He married Florella Amelia Droz. Louis's father's name was also John Quincy Hull. I know nothing about him. I would appreciate any information anyone might have regarding Louis or his father John Q. K. Hull (Email

February 25, 1999 GONDER, GUENTHER, WEHE, SCHARF: I am looking for information on George and Catherine Gonder listed in the Meigs County 1870 census with son George and daughter Catherine. Catherine married Charles Henry Guenther on April 19, 1863. Catherine later married George Wehe on December 19, 1871. There was also another daughter Elizabeth who was married to a Scharf. If anyone has any information on the Gonders and in particular Charles Henry Guenther, they may email me at Sincerely, Harry Guenther (Email

February 25, 1999 PARTLOW, PULLINS: I'm just getting started in my research and have run into a glitch. I have a tree from my grandmother which traces the PARTLOW family back to John Partlow in Spotsylvania, Virginia. My grandmother shows that an Amos Partlow was the son of John Partlow Jr and that Amos came to Meigs County in 1800 and was one of the original settlers in the Rutledge Township area (supposedly Pomeroy). Amos also had a son, Amos Jr, born in 1830, who married Jane Pullins. Amos Jr. was supposedly the mayor of Pomeroy, so I would think I should be able to find some information on him. Assuming I believe all the above, the major problem I have is that I've found two other databases showing decendants of John Partlow and they don't show an Amos as a son of John Jr. (not to mention that my grandmother's dates don't make sense, I think she's missing a generation). I'm looking for any information on the Amoses, especially Amos Sr's parents - can you suggest some contacts in Meigs County? Diane Beagle (Email

February 25, 1999 SWANNER, REYNOLDS, MILLER: Searching for information on James W. Swanner and Ed Reynolds who were shot and killed in Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio on June 16, 1923, by J. R. Miller. The murder trial was in Meigs county. Any information including obits will be appreciated. (Email

February 25, 1999 PATTERSON: I am looking for James E. Patterson, son of Prewitt Patterson and Alberta Artist Patterson, born in Kings Mt., KY about 1902. If you can help please let me know. Thanks, Pam Patterson (Email

February 25, 1999 BUCK, COOPER, SHOEMAKER, STEWART, BARRON, STOBART, CROMLEY/KRUMLEY: The family names are Christian & Margaret Buck, George & Martha Cooper-Buck, Benjamin H. & Beatrice Alice Shoemaker-Buck, Joseph H. Shoemaker, Crayton I. Shoemaker married Alice M. Kennedy-Shoemaker-Saxton, Crayton Lafayette Shoemaker married Anna Isabelle Stewart-Shoemaker, William Stewart married Jane Barron-Stewart-Hood, Edward Barron and wife Anna Stobart-Barron. (Jane was their daughter.) Elizabeth Cromley or Krumley. Any help would be appreciated. I can share information too, what I have so far. Tom Dumolt (Email FL4SALE200@AOL.COM).

February 25, 1999 JONES, NEWSOME: On behalf of my second cousin, Lowell C. Newsome, I am interested in learning about the ancestry of Charles H. Jones of Meigs County, Ohio. He had a daughter named Kythryn Jones born in Mt. Hope, WV; buried Oak Hill, WV. Kythryn married Theodore R. Newsome, b. in Fed, KY; buried Miller, OH. They had two sons born in Mt. Hope, WV. Charles H. Jones is the maternal grandfather of Lowell C. Newsome. Thank you. Zetta M. Kitch (Email

February 25, 1999 RUSSELL: I am trying to find information about my maternal grandfather who was from the Pomeroy, Ohio area. His name was Ruben (Reuben) Russell b. 1873 but I'm not sure where. In 1900 he left Pomeroy and was married in Illinois to Rosa Fuller and in 1901 they moved to Colorado. His parents were Shannon and Rhoda. His siblings were Ed, Edith, Otis, Rhoda, Charles. Russell is such a common name that I am having trouble getting started. In a few hours in Pomeroy I did find records pertaining to Rhoda and Charles. But in visually scanning census records found more than one Reuben and Ruben but nothing with the entire family that would identify that it was the correct family. I have found papers from Colorado in which his first name was spelled both ways. Can you make any suggestions? Paul & Jane Simkin (Email or (

February 25, 1999 AYER, MCFARLAND: I am researching the Ayer & McFarland families of Meigs Co. They were for sure there in 1840. Isaac AYER should be on the census. Any help appreciated. Shirley Combs (Email

February 25, 1999 GUTHRIE, HOWARD, SLOAN: I am interested in knowing about the Joseph Guthrie fmily 1850 Meigs Co., Orange Township, Alfred town census. The Nancy Guthrie family in the same census is of interest to me. Also interested in the Levi (or Lewis) Howard family same census. All three had Sloans living with them during the time of the census. I would like to know the relationship of these Sloans to the families. Thank you, Caroline Nielsen (Email

February 25, 1999 LONGSTRETH, MORRISON, ROBINSON, COOK: I am looking for information on the following people: (1) William Longstreth and his wife Mary Morrison; (2) William Robinson and his wife Rebecca Cook. I think the Cook family is a longtime family in the county. Thanks for your help. Duane White (Email

February 25, 1999 TOWNSEND: My name is Fred Townsend and I am researching a Townsend family from Washington County, PA. Daniel Townsend settled in Washington County in 1779. He had two sons, Elijah and Joseph. One of the sons of Elijah was a Daniel Townsend, born 22 March 1818, who I believe settled in Columbia Township, Meigs County sometime before 1852. He was residing on a farm his father, Elijah bought from his nephew, Elijah Townsend Sharp who was living in Gallia County. He was married to Nancy Larimer and secondly to a RoseAnn Tennant. He had four children, Ebenezer L., Elijah D., Elizabeth Jane (Lizzie J.) and Nancy. He died sometime before 1895. He is mentioned in the will of his sister, Elizabeth as being deceased at that time and the children are mentioned in her will. I am searching for information on this Daniel such as date of marriages, particularly to RoseAnn Tennant, his date of death, where he is buried, death date for Nancy, etc. Thanks for your help. Fred Townsend (Email

February 25, 1999 COZART/CAZAD, UTT, ARMSTRONG, GIFFORD, SAFREED, PICKENS, McDOLE, HATHAWAY, EMERSON/EMBERSON, KLINE/CLINE, SAYRE: Levi COZART (ca 1781-1859) & wife Elizabeth lived in Meigs Co, OH, for the 1850 census. Many of his children lived on both sides of the river between Meigs & Jackson Co WV. Probable daughter Catherine CAZAD married Andrew UTT; Mazilla married John ARMSTRONG M.D.; probable daughter Amy CAZAD married John GIFFORD; Ellen married David SAFREED in 1840; W. John married Susan Rilla PICKENS and Lydia McDOLE; Levi Jr. married Martha HATHAWAY and then Sarah EMERSON/EMBERSON in Muskingum Co, OH; Elizabeth married John KLINE/CLINE; Ruel married Hannah SAYRE; and ?grandson?? Lafayette married Mahala SAYRE. How is Lafayette related? I have a lot on these families to share. Win Wood (Email

February 25, 1999 COOK, WOOD, MCMORROW: Seeking information on family of Samuel C. COOK (born 1877 in Meigs Co.); son of Warren J. (I think) & Clarissa Wood Cook (early settlers near Carpenter). He was one of 12 children; father of Helen Cook Williams, husband of Jennie Elizabeth McMorrow Cook. Also information on McMORROW and WOOD families. Any info appreciated! Jennilee Willliams Barnhart--grandaughter of S.C. Cook (Email

February 25, 1999 ZORNES, HALL: I am looking for anyone connected with the Martin A. and Deliha HALL ZORNES family. Martin came to Meigs Co. around 1860 from Adams and Scioto Co.'s in Ohio. Martin Albert died in Meigs Co. in 1876. His wife Deliah before 1870. Their children were: 1. Sarah, born 1853; 2. Martin H., born 1855; 3. Elizabeth, born 1863. I would appreciate hearing from anyone knowing of this these families. Lois Lester (Email, or 520 North Highland, Chanute, Kansas 66720-1336.

February 2, 1999 MINEARD: I am looking for the surname of MINEARD that came to the Meigs Co., Ohio, area in and around the 1850`s. Thanks, Bill Jones (Email

February 2, 1999 SHOEMAKER: Researching these SHOEMAKERs: Joseph H., Crayton, Laffeyette. (Email

February 2, 1999 WILBARGER, HUTCHINS, HOOD, WILLIAMSON, TETERS: Looking for information of these family names. More specifically, I am looking for Susan Wilbarger, born abt. 1813 and her parents. Susan married James E. Hutchins, 4/19/1835 in Pomeroy. Their son, James E. Hutchins, b. abt. 1846, married Sarah Isabelle Hood, b. abt. 1851, on 11/18/1870 in Pomeroy. Their son, Arthur Jake, b. 9/24/1874 in Pomeroy, married Mary Williamson, b. 9/8/1877 in Pomeroy. Mary Williamson's parents are George W. Williamson and Emerillaa Teters, married 7/8/1860 in Meigs County. Supposedly, George Williamson piloted a packet boat on the river. Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated. I have reached a dead end. Thank you. Sharon Nicholson (Email

February 2, 1999 SLOAN, TUBBS, JONES: I am also researching the Sloan/Tubbs line and am planning a trip to Meigs County this summer. I would appreciate any guidance offered on where to look for information on this line. Is there a Historical Society to visit? Where is Pratts Fork Cemetery? I am also willing to share information with others in this line. Connye LaCombe (Email

February 2, 1999 SAYRE, WELLS, HUGHES: I need help verifying that my gggrandfather, David Sayre (married to Elizabeth Wells), is the son of Uriah Sayre and Luriania Hughes. My verified ancestry is as follows: 1. . . David H. Sayre (b. 1833; d. aft. 1907) + Elizabeth Wells David and Elizabeth had the following children: 2 . . . Emery Jetison + Sarah Francis Elmore 2 . . . James W. Sayre (b. 1854) + Frankie 2 . . . Grant (b. Jan 1. 1869) 2 . . . William H. Sayre (b. 1851) Emory and Sarah had the following children: 3 . . . Lestlie Samuel (b. March 7, 1896; d. May 15, 1698) + Pat Odegard Please, if you can help me connect my Sayre line to the Sayres written about in Banta, I would greatly appreciate it. I would gladly share any information that I have. Sincerely, Terry Sayre Hillsboro, Oregon (Email

February 2, 1999 RUSSELL: Researching the Russell surname. Thank you, Janet Goff Jenkins (Email

January 21, 1999 OSBORNE, BRACEY, KIM, SHELTON, BRANCH, SHIELDS: Looking for info on the following two families. 1.Samuel OSBORNE (info unknown) + Sara BRACEY (info unknown) 2. Mary Amoret OSBORNE (b. 21 Aug 1872 d. 17 Jan 1953 m. unknown) + David Ambrose KIM (b. 17 Aug 1870 d. 10 MAY 1935) 2. Asbury H. OSBORNE (b. 27 Jun 1880 d. 20 Dec 1962 m. 23 Nov 1913) + Nellie SHELTON (b. unknown d. 24 Jul 1958) 2. Addie OSBORNE (b. 25 Sep 1887 d. 1970 m. 31 Oct 1908) + George A. BRANCH (b. 7 Sep 1887 d. 9 Mar 1968) 2. Unknown Brother (info unknown) 2. Unknown Sister (info unknown) 1. Joseph Kim (b. unknown d. unknown m. unknown) + Marie Shields (b. unknown d. unknown) 2. Roena Kim (b. unknown d. unknown m. unknown) 2. David Ambrosis Kim (b. 17 Aug 1870 d. 10 Dec 1935 m. unknown) + Mary Amoret Osborne (b. 21 Nov 1872 d. 17 Jun 1953) Richard Williamson (Email

January 21, 1999 SIMS/SIMMS: Researching Sims/Simms in Meigs Co. The following is what information I have at this time: Oliver b. 1812, Meigs Co., maried 24 Jul 1836 Meigs Co. to Mary Simpson, b. 1811 in Maine. His sons were George B, born 1838, married 1876 to Sarah Elizabeth (Safreed) Williams in Athens Co.; Franklin, born 1838 (Georges's twin?); Francis A. born 1840 in Pomeroy, married Lydia Waterman and died 3-18-1879; and Jonathan P. born 1846, married Marietta Smith 2 Sep 1969 Meigs Co. Looking specifically for information on Oliver (birth date, place, marriage, etc.), his wife Mary Simpson and George B. who was my g-grandfather. Would also be interested in information on any of the other members listed above. Thanks!! Erin Courtney (Email

January 21, 1999 BRADFIELD: Have genealogy on Zachariah Bradfield family of Harrisonville, Scipio Twp., Meigs Co., Ohio - glad to share. (Email

January 21, 1999 RUMFIELD: Looking for descendants of Peleg M. and Rachel RUMFIELD. The Rumfields came to Meigs Co. around 1860. Peleg was a soldier in the 53rd Ohio Infantry (H Co.). He died at home on May 29, 1862 while on furlough. Their children married into the Grate, Gomer, Davis, Thomas, Taylor, Pearce, Mays, Ritz and Burrage families. I have a great deal of information that I would be happy to share with interested parties. Dick Sommer (Email

January 21, 1999 GILL, ADAMS: Need maiden name and husband of Martha Gill, listed in 1860 census Salisbury Twp, Meigs Co with children (all born in Ohio) Jacob (bc 1853), Daniel (bc 1855), and Angeline (bc 1857). Martha married second, circa 1868, probably as his second wife, Jacob Adams. Jacob and Martha are listed in the 1870 census for Steele Twp. Wood Co, WV, with Jacob & Angeline from the 1860 census, 1-2 children who appear to be Jacob's from an earlier marriage [Ida (bc 1863/64 in PA) & Franklin "Frank" (bc 1868 in WV)], and an infant son (Perry) born in March [they subsequently had 2 daughters both born in WV: Ella (b February 1873) and Effa (bc 1877)]. This Jacob Adams should not be confused with the Jacob Adams of about the same age and profession (miller) who was the son of Martin Adams of Lebenon Twp, Meigs Co. Martha is buried (along with a daughter & step daughter) in the Hetzer-Kibble Cemetery near Reedsville. Will share information on Adams & related families. Helen A. Shaw (Email

January 21, 1999 FUNK: I would like to find the family line of my grandmother, Anna Marie Funk, born in Meigs County in 1858, married Andrew H. Fenimore in Mason County, WV in 1877, died in Huntington, WV in 1944. She and Andrew had several children, one of whom (Osceola) married John Evans (born in Wales) about 1898 in Meigs County. John and Osceola had children in Meigs County, and the line may still be there. Anything I learn will be more than I have now, so I will appreciate all leads. I can be reached at , and will be glad to share what I have on the Fenimore line, if interested. Bill Fenimore (Email

January 15, 1999 WOLFE, REEFER: Would like ANY information on William Arthur Wolfe born 1872 married Lucy Maude Reefer. We have always been told that they were both from Meigs Co., Ohio. Thank you for your assistance. Rosa Seymour (Email

January 15, 1999 PEARSON/PIERSON: Seeking information on the ancestors of SAMUEL PIERSON(sp), b. 14 Feb 1816 PA? lived in Meigs Co. 1853-1883. Wife was SARAH A. WHITE, d/o John B. and Susannah Pounds WHITE. Children: James Morgan, William Henry, John Jackson, Samuel P., Sarah A., Susan M., Lucy F., and Winfield S. I have lots to share. Hoping that since we have alot of new people checking this list, someone can help me. Thanks. Merry Anne Pierson (Email

January 15, 1999 WILBARGER, SHAIN, MORGAN, PHILLIPS: I am researching Wilbarger (Willbarger, Wilberger, Willberger, Wheelbarger), Shain, Morgan, Phillips. Harry Wilbarger b. 1/19/1873, Antiquity, Ohio married Mary Morgan b. 12/22/1879, Pumroy OH. Marriage12/22/1900 Syracuse, OH. Children: Beatrice Lenore Wilbarger b. 9/9/1905, Minersville, OH Edward Stanley Wilbarger John Wesley Wilbarger Harry's Parents: George Wilbarger and Laura Shain Laura Shain's Parents: John and Edith Shain. John was a licensed boat captain. Mary's Parents: William Morgan (perhaps born in Wales) Margaret Phillips (Born in Monmouthshire, Wales) I can be contacted by email at Thank you, David Rizor (Email

January 15, 1999 KELLEY, BURGETTE: I am looking for info on the family of William Kelley. I have a document appointing him a Wagon Master in the 7th Ohio Battery, Eighth Artillery Vols on 7/22/1862. I am trying to connect him to Austin Alfred Kelley b. 11/14/1858 in OH. Austin Alfred was married to Fanny Alice Burgette. We believe Austin Alfred lived in Meigs Co. from mid to late 1800. Thank you. Forrest Bennett (Email

January 15, 1999 WELLS, BRADFIELD: I am looking for ancestors or descendants of the WELLS or BRADFIELD lines that came to Meigs County in the early 1800s, specifically Henry WELLS and Zacariah BRADFIELD, also Peyton WELLS. (Email

January 15, 1999 ADAMS, BOICE/BOYCE, ABLES, RIDENHOUR: I am researching these family surnames that are in the Meigs Co. area at one time or another. Lisa Boyce (Email

January 15, 1999 JOHNSTON, MCKNIGHT, POWELL: I am looking for any information on JOHNSTON, MCKNIGHT, POWELL. I understand the JOHNSTON and MCKNIGHT came from Scotland and settled in Meigs County in the 1800's. Any information will be appreciated. Mary Johnston (Email

January 15, 1999 ROCK, HAN(D)SHAW: I have reason to believe my ROCK & HANSHAW relatives lived briefly in Meigs County, Ohio, between 1840 and 1870 but have little other info on them. In particular I am looking for Anthony J. ROCK and Math. ROCK and their families. Has anyone seen this family? They were also in Jackson County, West Virginia, during this period. They seemed to move around quite a bit. Thank you. Teresa (Email

January 15, 1999 KNOWLES, SWAN, BIRAM: Knowles, Christopher J. married Charlotte Swan Biram 10 Sep 1870. Charlotte is listed as Caroline on the 1880 census. Does anyone have information on the KNOWLES family and Charlotte Swan Biram Knowles? She doesn't appear on the 1900 census and I'd like to know what happened to her. She was 46 in 1880. She also was my great great grandmother on my paternal great grandmother's side. Merry Anne Pierson (Email tfsengrn@

January 15, 1999 PULLINS, SPENCER: August "Gus" Pullins (1883-1956), William L. Pullins (1855-1918), Loftus Pullins (1818-1897), John P. Spencer (1855-1911), J. P. Spencer (1830-1895). Interested in any information you may wish to share on the above clan. I am sure there is history to share. Gus was my Grandfather so I know this area forward well. I found it of greatest interest to see all the Pullins/Spencer clan buried at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Meigs County, Ohio. I may post more history later as I am having it put in Microsoft Word format currently. Drop me a note. I may have some info to help in your studies also. Brad Pullins (Email

January 15, 1999 PICKENS, JONES, ELLIOTT, MAYES, WARNER: Samuel Pickens, Seth Jones, Fuller Elliott & Serina Jones, Hannah Elliot & Thomas Pickens, Louisa Sophia Pickens & Charles Alexander Mayes, Mary Virginia Warner (Gallia) & John Thomas Mayes. Ruth Hoskins (Email

January 15, 1999 HINDMAN: Need help identifying 60-year-old Betsey HINDMAN in 1850 Sutton Twp., Meigs County census. She is listed with Samuel, William and McClure Hindman; however, they are not her sons. Is she their aunt? Any help would be appreciated. (Email

January 15, 1999 BYERS, BROOKS, LEWIS, YAUGER, REEVES, BURRIS, JONES, SMITH: Isaac BYER(s) lived the most of his life after the Civil War near Downington in Scipio Twp.. Isaac and his wife Elizabeth BROOKS are buried in Wells Cemetery. Isaac's son, Albert, married Mary Ella BURRIS IN 1879. I believe that Mary Ella may have lived part of her childhood with the MCKNIGHT family. Richard REEVES' daughter, Lydia, married Matthew BROOKS (father of Elizabeth) in 1828. They lived most of their life in Alexander Twp., Athens County, although a number of the REEVES family lived in Scipio Twp. Elias JONES married in Charlotte SMITH in Rutland Twp. on 30 Nov 1814. John George LEWIS married Julia YAUGER and they were living in Middleport at the time of the 1880 Census. I'm looking to share information on any of these families. Roger Byers (Email or

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