Vinton County Ohio Queries - July 1996 thru March 1997
DATE: 03/20/1997 SUBMITTER: George Kouflie
Searching for a James Hawkins b. April 23,1888, twin brother George H. In searching SSDI, found a James that had the same birth date and had died in Ohio in Dec of 1967. This may be my grandfathers brother. I need all the help I can get.
DATE: 03/14/1997 SUBMITTER: P. Howard
SURNAMES: GATTEN, SHERWOOD, DEAN, LEACH, COZAD
LEWIS GATTEN b.1790 Belmont,Ohio married ANN SHERWOOD in December 1825 need info about parents of each, also any info on where they came from. Also looking for any info on SAMUEL DEAN and MARGARET LEACH married November 21,1849 in Ross Co., Ohio. They had a daughter named EMALINE who married WM.L.GATTEN. Looking for any thing about JOB COZAD, Circleville,Ohio , he had a son named JOHN LEWIS COZAD.
DATE: 03/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Shirley Gorman
SURNAMES: MCLAUGHLIN, SRAUSBAUGH, GREGORY, DEVAULT
MCLAUGHLIN-SRAUSBAUGH-GREGORY-DEVAULT. These families intermarried and lived in Vinton Co. in the mid 1800's. Would like to exchange and share information on these families. Especially looking for more information on Dellilah Ann GREGORY b 1818 d 1877 m-1838 to James L. MCLAUGHLIN or Rebecca DEVAULT b 1828 d-1919 m-1845 to Joseph STRAUSBAUGH.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Valerie Barneson
Searching for RADCLIFF family history information that was submitted to Vinton Co. These RADCLIFFs were originally from Jackson Co OH. Supposedly founded Radcliff, OH. Searching for information on the Daniel Stephen RADCLIFF family who came from VA into WVA to Vinton and then on to Jackson Co OH. We know that there were three sons Jonathan, William and Stephen all born in 1770+. Looking mainly for descendants of Stephen RADCLIFF.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Charles H. (Chuck) BOBO
SURNAMES: BOBO, GRAHAM
I seek additional information of fathr of Isreal BOBO, who arrived in Athens Cnty., ca. 1790-1802. He married Margaret GRAHAM, dtr. of James GRAHAM, who had moved to Athens Cnty., ca. 1800, from Cumberland Cnty., PA. Isreal is believed to be a son of Gabriel BOBO who d. in Prince William Cnty., VA, in 1790. I have information on descendants of Isreal and Margaret to share. Isreal and Margaret later moved to McArthur in Vinton Cnty. I also have info on the BOBOs in VA from 1700 onward.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Marilyn Poole
SURNAMES: BARTHOLOMEW, VICKERS, KIRKPATRICK
Looking for information on ANDREW JACKSON BARTHOLOMEW who married AMANDA VICKERS 1859 in VINTON CO OH. Is this the same BARTHOLOMEW who later married MINNIE DORA KIRKPATRICK in Elvaston, Hancock, IL 1879? If so, what happened to Amanda?
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Randy Sue McKeever
SURNAMES: PAGE, MCGHEE, DEPUE, SALTS
I have previously posted a query about Alfred J. PAGE who married Nancy Ann MCGHEE who lived in Vinton Co and had the following children: James Milton PAGE and Nancy Emmaline Page DEPUE and Elizabeth O Page SALTS and Daniel PAGE. We know a little about the spouses of the above and are interested in pursuing these lines further. We are looking for Daniel Page after the 1870 census when he was 17 and his father Alfred do not appear on the next census. Any info regarding the DEPUE's and the SALTS families would be greatly appreciated! Randy Sue McKeever , 607 S 12th Street, Coshocton Ohio 43812
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Patricia A.(Miller)
SURNAMES: MILLER, BROWN, HARPER
I'm looking for any information about my grandfathers; John Miller came to the US from Scotland/Ireland I'm told. His son Ira built the Blacksmith shop/Mill at Ray, Ohio. This Mill was used to grind the farmer's grains. Ira passed the Mill down to his son George Miller who was married to Mae/May-?spelling Brown and he sold the place to the Harper family. George's son Otto married Sylvia Idella Harper. Her father was Perry Allen Harper. Otto and Sylvia gave me my beloved father Marvin Lester Miller. He had a great uncle named Ben Miller. I believe this was a brother to Ira. If you have any information or suggestions please let me know.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Pettitt St. Jean
SURNAMES: MATHENA, MATHENY, HIX, SAENGER
Looking for info on Benjamin MATHENA/MATHENY, b. 1798 in VA. Pvt, 12th Reg. U.S. Infantry, Capt. James P. Paxton's Co, War of 1812. Later lived in OH. MATHENA married Catherine SAENGER HIX, 8 Oct 1860, Vinton Co, OH. Catherine was born in Floyd Co, VA, in 1813, and I believe SAENGER was her maiden name. She married ? HIX in 1831 and they moved to OH. I'm not related to HIX but I do have a list of his children with Catherine if anyone wants it. I am interested in the SAENGER and MATHENA lines.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Jim Mason
I am searching for the family of Charles MARKHAM of Vinton Co. His father of whose first name I'm not sure ran a shoe store in McArthur in the 20's and 30's. Charles mothers name was Laura. The MARKHAM family is buried in the cemetery at the edge of McArthur. Charles MARKHAM married a woman from Mt. Gilead, Ohio and had three children, Addie Laura, Robert, and Melville. I would be interested to know if any MARKHAMS still live in the area.
DATE: 02/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Mercer Corder
SURNAMES: MERCER, BRAY
Looking for the parents of Theodore MERCER, b. 15 Aug 1850, d. 25 Dec 1914. He was married to Rebecca Jane BRAY. They lived in Vinton Co.
DATE: 02/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Sandra Quinn
SURNAMES: LANTZ, LOPER, STEECE
John Lantz and Sarah Virginia Loper. I would like more info on these anscestors who lived in Vinton County in 1870, 1880. Who was John's Vinton County parent? I believe it was James R. Lantz and Emily Steece. If you can help please contact me.
DATE: 02/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Sandra Quinn
SURNAMES: QUINN, BRYSON
I have done lots of research on John Quinn and Mary Jane Bryson of Vinton County and would like to contact anyone wanting to share. John was born in Ireland in 1826, married Mary in Vinton County in 1854 and died at his daughters home Mannie Nace in New Marshfield, Athens Co. in 1921. He served in the Civil War, 18th Inf. Co. A. Would like contact with other descendants.
DATE: 02/20/1997 SUBMITTER: Chris McGiffin
I wondered if you might be able to provide some information for my dad who is researching our family geneology. He was trying to find out some information regarding a deceased ancestor, a Benjamin McGiffin. He heard from another family source that Benjamin may be buried in a Wilkesville cemetary. He wanted to find out Benjamin's dates of birth and death, a spouse name, and possible birthplace.
DATE: 02/20/1997 SUBMITTER: Paul Hill
SURNAMES: HILL, JOHNSON
I am trying to find information on Adam HILL and his wife Catherine JOHNSON. So far, my search ends with the 1880 census which lists Adam as a blacksmith in Zaleski, OH. Adam was originally from Germany (Bavaria) and Catherine was born in New Jersey. He was about 68 years old in 1880 and I would be
interested in learning if there is a cemetery register for the Zaleski area that may contain a record if they died in the area.
DATE: 02/20/1997 SUBMITTER: Jerry R. Ennis
SURNAMES: MCKINLEY, TAGART, BROOKS
Seek parents and siblings of Samuel H. MCKINLEY born 6 Aug 1817 in Ohio. Married (1) Nancy TAGART(1823-1863), 10 Nov 1842, Athens Co.; Children: Bailes (1844-1904), Margaret,(1847-1866) & Asbury,(1851- ). Married (2) Samantha RIGGS (nee BROOKS) (1841- aft 1890), 9 Apr 1865, Athens Co. Ohio; Children: Oliver L. (1865-1920), Lydia E.(1870-1963) & Emma M. E.(1875-1878). Samuel and his first family moved to Chester Twp, Meigs Co., Ohio in about 1843 and then after the death of his first wife in 1863, to Bedford Twp, Meig Co. where he died, 8 Oct 1879.
DATE: 02/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Carolyn Gang
SURNAMES: SCHEUBLE, SCHIEBLE, GENG
Seeking info on Catherine Scheuble or Schieble. Married George Geng on Feb 6, 1854 in Cincinatti, OH. Resided in Vinton Co, OH where she & George raised their family. Later moved with George to Fremont OH. Died 19 Jul 1911 while living with son & daughter in law in Lancaster, OH. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Fremont, OH. Would like to find a copy of marriage license and find out her parentage.
DATE: 02/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Diane Knaff
I am looking for a list of people buried in St Mary's Cemetery in Vinton County Ohio. Does anyone know if there is such a list and where I can find a copy of it, or if someone can look up a name?
DATE: 02/10/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary McKenzie
SURNAMES: TATMAN, ANKROM
Looking for parents/sibs information on Jesse TATMAN b. 1868 in Vinton county. He married Barbara Elinor "Ella" ANKROM. Any info on either is much appreciated.
DATE: 02/10/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
SURNAMES: SCHOONOVER, FISHER, SNODGRASS
I am looking for information on Willis Schoonover b.9-14-1843 ,Vinton ,OH. Amanda Fisher b.12-12-1860 Vinton,OH;d. 1923 Doanville,OH. Also looking for information on Hiram Schoonover and Devora Snodgrass.
DATE: 02/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Joanne Grinstead
SURNAMES: VORE, TERRY
I am looking for a Vore family in 1860 Possibly John Children William, Thomas, Besty Ann Vore. Any information would be helpful. My Great Grandmothers name was Betsy Ann Vore she married Seth Terry 186l in Logan Ohio. She was born 1846.
DATE: 02/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Nancy C. Adkins
I am researching my GGGrandfather WILLIAM SANFORD STEWART. He had a brother, CHARLES STEWART who lived in Vinton Co. OH. the yrs. 1860 1870 and 1880. I am trying to locate any descendants or anyone with information about CHARLES STEWART & FAMILY OF VINTON CO. OH.
I will gladly share infor.
DATE: 02/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Ann P. Cramblit
I am interested in the name "Cramblit" It has also been spelled "Cramblett," "Cramblitt," and "Cramblet."
DATE: 02/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Charles H. (Chuck)Bobo
SURNAMES: BOBO, GRAHAM
Seeking any descendants of Isreal BOBO and Margaret GRAHAM. Isreal arrived in Athens Cnty., ca. 1790 to 1800. Margaret arrived ca. 1800 and they were m. 1802. She was dtr. of James GRAHAM of Carlisle, Cumberland Cnty., PA, Rev. War veteran, who moved to Athens Cnty. ca. 1800-1802. Have much BOBO family info and am very willing to share it. I have network of about 25 BOBO researchers who are sharing information on BOBO family, from Gabriel BOBO, 25 Oct. 1700, in St. Stephens Parish, New Kent Cnty., VA, to present day. I would also like to know when the next BOBO reunion will be in OH.
DATE: 02/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Gail Suda
I am trying to locate all that I can on my great-great grandfather Charles Richards (no middle name) who died in Hamden, Ohio on August 29, 1890. He was a Presbyterian minister but I am not certain if he was an active pastor in Hamden. His wife, Christiana M. Richards, died five years before Charles while he was the minister of Maumee City Presbyterian Church outside of Toledo. I feel that if I can locate his obituary, it will fill in a lot of missing pieces to this man.
DATE: 02/03/1997 SUBMITTER: Steve Rice
Is there a Denney family cemetary in Vinton Co? Find many Denney names in Gallia County, but am told a family cemetary is in Vinton County.
DATE: 02/03/1997 SUBMITTER: Christy Favorite
SURNAMES: PEREGO, MORRISON
Researching PEREGO family; John Enoch PEREGO is said to have been born in Vinton Co, 16 July 1863. His parents are James C. PEREGO and Rebecca MORRISON. According to my family, Rebecca spoke of rocking baby John and watching the soliders march by on their way to war. Would like any information on the Perego family's sojourn in Vinton Co.
DATE: 02/01/1997 SUBMITTER: Connie Callaway
SURNAMES: ARLEDGE, MORRISON, WILLIAMS
ISAAC ARLEDGE b 15 Sep 1788 Randolph(?) Co, NC, d 10 May 1859 Hocking Co, OH, md 11 Jun 1814 Ross Co, OH to MARGARET (Polly) MORRISON b 24 Oct 1795 SC/NC, d 10 Jul 1850 Hocking Co, OH. Children are JAMES, Susannah, Isaac, Elizabeth, Hulda Jane, John, Henry William, Melinda, Jesse, (female), and Marva. Isaac Arledge came w/parents to Ohio, settling in what later becameVinton Co. in the very early days. Isaac taught school several years and farmed when not teaching. Spent last days in Bought homestead in NW part of Vinton Co, OH, occupied until death. JAMES ARLEDGE was b 10 Mar 1815 Salt Creek Twp, Hocking Co, OH, d 1 Nov 1890 Salt Creek Twp, Hocking Co, OH, md 4 Jul 1835 Ross Co, OH to NANCY WILLIAMS b 2 Oct 1817 OH, d 27 May 1872 Hocking Co, OH.
DATE: 01/24/1997 SUBMITTER: Kellie
SURNAMES: WILBUR, LEACH, MCGINNIS, GARRETT, TAYLOR, TUCKER, SCOTT
Sylvester WILBUR b. 1831 md 1854 to Mahala B. LEACH b. 1832 Jackson Co., OH. They lived Vinton Co., OH. Mahala's parents are Harrison B. LEACH b. 1789 VA and Margaret McGINNIS b. 1793 VA. Looking for more info on LEACH/McGINNIS families. George W. GARRETT b. 1853/4 md 1875 to Elizabeth M. TUCKER b. 1853/4 Vinton Co., OH. His parents are Robert GARRETT b. 1815 VA and Mary TAYLOR b. 1820 OH. Her parents are Isaiah TUCKER b. 1828 OH and Susanna SCOTT b. 1827 OH.
Need more info.
DATE: 01/21/1997 SUBMITTER: Jeff Baker
Looking to see if Gardner M Wilson is buried in Vinton County. Married my Great Great Aunt May 30 1877 in Vinton County. I know he died before 1904. Unable to find on any Census. Thinking he may have lived in the county since he got married there.
DATE: 01/21/1997 SUBMITTER: Charles Rutter
Looking for any/all SNIDERS, past, present and offspring. Originally from Germany via Berkeley County, Va., now Martinsville, W.Va.
DATE: 01/21/1997 SUBMITTER: Barbara Bess
SURNAMES: MCKENZIE, STANTON
Need information on descendants of Andrew and Rachael (McKenzie) STANTON (James, John A., Ambrose, Aloysius, Mary, and Rachael Catharine.) Andrew and Rachael was m. June 05, 1845 St Mary Church Minerton, Ohio.
DATE: 01/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Marcus Mason
SURNAMES: MCMANES, KALER, BULLARD
I'm looking for any information on Henry McManes, born 9/15/1807 in Vinton Co, Ohio, and his wife Mary Kaler, born 12/16/1809 in Vintion Co, Ohio. I believe their son to be Jacob McManes, born 8/9/1828, and his wife Elizabeth Bullard, born 12/10/1826. I would be interested in any information available including living decendants.
DATE: 01/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Marilyn Cain
SURNAMES: RUTTER, HAMMOND
Looking for any information on Raychel (Rachel) RUTTER b. 7-22-1829 in ? married 1-23-1855 in VINTON CO, OH. to Jefferson HAMMOND b. 3-20-1835 in Perry Co., OH
DATE: 01/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Terry Bacus
SURNAMES: BACUS, WISEMAN
I am trying to locate information on the "Bacus" family of Radcliff, Ohio and area. John Bacus married Sarah Wiseman. Children John E., Clarence, William, Edith, Etta. Edith married James Hawkins. John E.
Married Margery Jefferes. Clarence Married, Ella Gregory(Barnes). Sarah was related to John Wiseman and Andrew Wiseman. My interests are more to the Bacus side of the family at this time but would enjoy any
help I may receive. I do not know how long our name has been spelled Bacus or if my Grandfather John, had siblings nor the names of his parents or where they originated from either in Europe or as immigrants to Th U.S.
DATE: 01/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Randy Sue (PAGE) McKeever
SURNAMES: GATES, ALLMAN, THORPE
I am researching the family of Abram/Abel GATES who married Sarah Maggie ALLMAN. Abram was born in Lawrence Co Ohio 1859 and died in Vinton Co 1933. Sarah Maggie was born in Middlefork Creek in 1862 and died in 1923 in Vinton County..I am hunting for their parents and heritage. Abram was my great grandfather. Abram and Sarah had 7 children. 1.William "Bill" Gates,2. Charles Fremont Gates my grandfather,3 Arthur Gates,4 Catherine "Kate"Gates,5 Mary Gates,6 Martha Gates, and 7 George Gates..all of whom I would like more information about. I do not have any married names for the girls either. Abram had a second wife Inez THORPE whom he married sometime beteween 1933-35 whom I would also like more information. They mainly resided in Vinton County..but I have been told that some worked the mines in W Virgina..but always returned to Vinton County..I would appreciate any information very much..My mailing address is Randy Sue (PAGE) McKeever 607 S 12th St. Coshocton Ohio 43812.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: name not given
SURNAMES: MCMANIS, BARTHOLF
Looking for death date of Jesse McManis (1890-1900) in Vinton Co., Dundas area born 1814, and his wife Leonora (Nora) Bartholf McManis whose death date is between 1900-1910. Please provide source of information. Thankyou.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Gary Allman
SURNAMES: HERRON, LIVINGSTON
I'm looking for information on William R. HERRON, Jerimiah T. HERRON, and John A. HERRON, brothers who moved into Vinton Co. during the 1860's and 1870's from Guernsey Co. Ohio. Their parents were John and Mary HERRON. William was born in 1845 and married Sarah VANCE in 1864, divorced and married Mary Arlette LIVINGSTON in 1886. Any information on any of these persons or their children would be appreciated.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Sandi
SURNAMES: SMITH, KALER, CURRAN, WOODGEARD
I am looking for any information on William SMITH b. ca 1857 d.ca 1936 m. Amelia KALER b. ca 1857 d.ca 1937--they had 9 known children-Cora d. bef 1965 m.Bill Hardy--Mary d. bef 1965--Blanche d. bef 1965--Earl d. bef 1965 m. Dorothy--Ernest d. bef 1965--William d. after 3.1965 and lived in Logan,Ohio in 1965-Robert d. after 1965--George d. after 1965 and lived in Athens,Ohio in 1965 and Harry Ernest b. 11.29.1894 in Logan,Ohio d.3.6.1965 in Lancaster,Ohio buried in Maple Grove Cem in Lancaster m.6.28.1923 to Flossie Florence CURRAN b.6.28(?)1897 in Ohio d.1991 in Lancaster,Ohio- they had three
children. I am also looking for any information on Flossies father--James Andrew CURRAN b.ca 1865
in Ireland d.1947 in Lancaster,Ohio buried in Maple Grove Cem.,Lancaster,Ohio. m. ca 1904 to Martha Jane(Jenny) WOODGEARD. The family story has it that James and two brothers-Charles and Patrick-and a sister-Mary came over from Co.Clare,Ireland. James and Mary finally settled in Ohio. Mary in the Buckeye Lake area and she supposedly had a son named Robert. ANY information on these would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 01/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Berna Stillwell
SURNAMES: STILLWELL, SCOTTEN
Am researching Shadrack STILLWELL & his wife, Lucy (SCOTTEN) STILLWELL. Came to Ohio from NC, appear in Wilkesville Township census of 1820 & 1830. Lucy's people were from Pennsylvania. Appreciate any leads on these folks!
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: John Napper
Researching Peter NAPPER and family. Also Levi NAPPER>(Looking for relationship).
DATE: 12/21/1996 SUBMITTER: Karen Schrode
Researching great great grandfather, ARTHUR MORGAN. Know that he lived in Wilkesville, Vinton County in 1880, and that he died July 10,1883 in Athens Asylum. Would like to find out where he is buried. Also would like death dates for two of his sons, JOHN and JAMES MORGAN - and where they are buried. Any other information regarding this family would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Virginia Nichols
Where are the church records for St. Mary's Church, Minerton, Vinton county OH? I am specifically interested in a burial between 1873 and 1880.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Virginia Nichols
SURNAMES: TIMMONS, GLYNN
Searching for information on the Timmons, Meade, Glynn (Glenn), Flanagan, and Kennedy families of Jackson, Vinton, and Scioto Counties in Ohio.Patrick Timmons moved from PA to Scioto county OH before 1850 with his wife Bridget and his mother Julia. Patrick Timmons died in 1867 in Vinton county and Bridget remarried to Patrick Glynn in 1873 in Vinton County. Bridget died before the Vinton county census was taken in 1880 as Patrick Glynn is listed as a widower. What happened to Bridget? Is she buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Minerton Vinton County along with Patrick Timmons. There is no death record in Vinton county for Bridget Glynn.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Alyce Goldberg
I am searching for James Ellsworth Barrett lived in Hamden, Vinton County from about 1861 to 1887. He married Elizabeth Cavey, Jackson County and later moved to Athens County.
DATE: 11/25/1996 SUBMITTER: Jerry Kinkead Landis
Seeking information about ISAAC KINKEAD, born Belmont County 8/23/1804, died Vinton County 3/9/1804, married SARAH VAN CLIEF in Morgon County 8/22/1841. Who are Isaac's parents and his brothers/sisters? Jerry Kinkead Landis, Box 149, Calverton VA 20138-0149.
DATE: 11/19/1996 SUBMITTER: Kevin Neese
Seeking info on William Benjamin SEAY (b. 10 Sept 1838 in Jackson Co, OH, m. 14 Dec 1865 in Jackson Co, OH, d. 12 June 1906 in Missouri) and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) ROBERTS (b. 22 Sept 1839 in WV,
d. 1 Mar 1934 in Missouri). He served in the 36th Regiment of Ohio Veteran Infantry during Civil War. They had seven children, several born in Ohio (Jackson and Vinton Co). His parent Benjamin Seay and Mildred Shepard. Her parents Humphrey Roberts and Sarah Hughs (of Wales). My line is from their son Albert Benjamin Seay (b. 28 Mar 1872 in Vinton Co, OH).
DATE: 11/13/1996 SUBMITTER: Steve Kennedy
Looking for information on Jonah Eutsler b1849 Hamden, OH. Father was Charles Eutsler.
DATE: 11/13/1996 SUBMITTER: Steve Kennedy
SURNAMES: GASTON, HOLLINSWORTH
Looking for information on Sarah Margaret GASTON b1840 VA married to Albertus HOLLINSWORTH b abt 1832 PA. Sarah was reported to have lived in both Vinton and Meigs Counties, OH with her parents. By 1870 she was living in Meigs County with her husband and children. Parents of both Sarah and Albertus are unknown.
DATE: 11/4/1996 SUBMITTER: Gary Allman
I'm looking for information on George Allman. Born abt 1827 in Virginia and died Sept 12, 1878 in Ross County. Married and lived most of his life in Vinton Co. I'm interested in any information. Children include John, Mary J., Pennilia E., Catherine, Elizabeth, Sarah, Amanda, and (Francis?).
DATE: 10/07/1996 SUBMITTER: Jonathan Ramey
SURNAMES: RAMEY, MARTINDALE
I am researching Royal RAMEY, who married Amanda MARTINDALE in 1850 in Vinton County, OH.
DATE: 10/04/1996 SUBMITTER: John G Douglas
SURNAMES: BRAY, CRAWFORD, SHULER
I am hoping to get some clues from Vinton Co researchers about my lost gg-gf William CRAWFORD, who evidently came to Gallia (from VA) in 1823. His daughter Nancy H. CRAWFORD married Harrel BRAY there in that year. The following year William CRAWFORD married Elizabeth SHULER, who I believe was the widow SHULER, nee BRAY. I think all of the above went to (then) Starr Twp, (then) Hocking Co OH (now Brown Twp, Vinton Co), where William CRAWFORD died in or by 1838.
DATE: 10/04/1996 SUBMITTER: Mary Ann Mercer Corder
SURNAMES: MERCER, BRAY, LINN, FAULKNER
I am currently researching the Mercer-Bray-Linn families. I would like to hear from anybody with any information on these families. My grandparents were William Henry Mercer and Adda Estella Linn. My great grandparents were Theodore Mercer and Rebecca Jane Bray; Joseph Asbury Linn and Elizabeth
DATE: 9/27/1996 SUBMITTER: Jill Judy
SURNAMES: GEER, HOLCOMB, HOLCUMB
Seeking information on the following families. Geer, Holcomb/Holcumb and any family affliated with them. What was Earl Piercy Geer's wife's maiden name? Do have some information on the Geer's. Earl is buried in Geer Cem in Wilkesville, Vinton COunty Ohio. Please help. Need to know the parents of Sarah Holcomb who married EArl Piercy Geer's son Jonas. Was Polly Holcumb, who married Armineas Geer, Sarah's relation? Contact me at either Jill Judy 359 Twp Rd 199 W Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311-9732 or e-mail at
DATE: 9/24/1996 SUBMITTER: Cecily Sprouse
SURNAMES: ALESHIRE, SPROUSE
I am searching for information about John N. SPROUSE b. about 1788, and Sarah ALESHIRE b. about 1799, who lived in Wilkesville Township, Vinton Co, OH. John was born in either North Carolina or Germany and Sarah was born in Virginia. Their son was John A. Sprouse b. 1827 in Vinton Co., lived Gallia County (according to census information) from at least 1850 until around 1880 when he moved to Salem Twnship, Meigs County OH in the 1880 census with his wife Mary J. SWISHER b 1831 and married daughter Maggie VANCE . Their sons were Nelson, Timothy, John L.R. and Wm S.G. (who may have died young). According to the census, John was born in Ohio but his parents were born in Virginia. John A. Sprouse died in 1907 in Westmoreland Co, PA. where his son Nelson lived. Would appreciate any
DATE: 9/18/1996 SUBMITTER: Virginia Nichols
SURNAMES: MEADE, TIMMONS, GLYNN
My g g grandmother Bridget MEADE married Patrick TIMMONS in PA or OH in the late 1840's. Patrick died in Vinton County OH in 1867. Bridget TIMMONS was remarried to Patrick GLYNN of Vinton county OH in 1873. Patrick GLYNN is listed as a widowed in the 1880 census. I can find no death record for Bridget GLYNN in Vinton county OH? What happened to Bridget. any help would be appreciated.
DATE: 9/03/1996 SUBMITTER: Randy Sue McKeever
SURNAMES: MCKEEVER, DEMPSEY, DOWD
I am researching my husband's family, MC KEEVER. Dan born in Oak Hill (Jackson Co) in 1854
and is buried in Elk Cemetery in McArthur with his wife CATHERINE DEMPSEY. He started the McArthur Brick Plant with several others. He had 1 son DANIEL A. MCKEEVER, the only living child of his marriage with Catherine. Dan possibly married an OLIVE DOWD in 1905? Any children? He moved to Perry Co to start another brick plant and it was destoyed in the 1913 flood. We know he was 1 of 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Parents are not known..anyone know? We believe he had a brother THOMAS MCKEEVER
born in Berlin Crossroads and is buried in Keenan Cemetery in Jackson County. We have been told that were 3-5 McKEEVER brothers who immigrated from Ireland and that Dan and Thomas is one of the brothers' children. Does anyone know any of the siblings, parents, place of origin? Thomas died in 1887 and Dan in 1945. We are also interested in any personal stories someone might recall as well. E-mail or 607 S.12th St Coshocton Ohio 43812.
DATE: 8/27/1996 SUBMITTER: Bill Fullerton
SURNAMES: JOHNSON, ZINN, WALKER
Searching for information about JOHN JOHNSON died Hamden, Vinton County, 11/22/1862 m. Sally Zinn 5/15/1815. She died Hamden 12/31/1831. Searching for his Pennsylvania birth county. Also info about William WALKER (m. Sarah Johnson) who died Creola 12/27/1894, and their children: Ellen, Hamilton, Clinton, William. Thanks, Tamara Poling.
DATE: 8/7/1996 SUBMITTER: Robert E. Page
SURNAMES: PAGE, McGHEE
I AM ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN AN ALFRED J. PAGE , MARRIED NANCY ANN
McGHEE ,JULY 4, 1835 IN JACKSON CO OHIO, LIVED IN VINTON CO. CLINTON TWP.
RUDDS MILL IN THE 1860 CENSUS, BUT ALFRED DOESN`T SHOW UP IN ANY CENSUS AFTER
THIS, COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE CIVIL WAR??
Also interested in his parents , could have come from Va. or Ma., not sure which. Alfred lived in Meigs co, before settling in Vinton co, Nancy lived in Jackson co, Ohio with her parents for a while after they had moved from Monroe co. Va. I am interested in either Alfred`s or Nancy`s parents, and sibblings, if you have run across any info it would be greatly appreciated. I am also willing to share what I have on any of the above surnanes I listed.
DATE: 7/31/1996 SUBMITTER: Betty I. Ralph
SURNAMES: BYERS, CONNER
Looking for the parents/siblings of Rebecca Ellen BYERS b 12 Nov 1856 Vinton Co, OH, d WA m 30 Dec 1874 IL Orange E. CONNER. Father may be Charles E. BYERS.