Vinton County Ohio Queries - April 2004 thru August 2005

DATE: 08/16/2005 SUBMITTER: Louise Lambert
Looking for info on Edward D. LAMBERT Jackson, Oh. b:7/26/1892 in Jackson Ohio and Flora Leorinda PIERCE b: 9/15/1888 near Hamden, Vinton Co., Oh. They were married 6/21/1936 by Rev. Joseph L. Jones at Christian Church Parsonage. Parents of Flora were John P. PIERCE and Hattie HABURN PIERCE. They were married 7/13/1887 in Hamden, Vinton Co., Oh. Looking also for siblings.
DATE: 08/16/2005 SUBMITTER: Sharon Siens Peery
Can anyone tell me anything about the history of Logpile Church and cemetery in Richland Twp.? Denomination? Date of founding? Founding members? (Dream on.) My ggg-grandparents John (d. 1864) and Elizabeth (d. 1863) SIENS, along with their daughters Phebe HILL, Abigail HAINS and Evaline SIENS, are buried in the cemetery.
DATE: 08/16/2005 SUBMITTER: Mary Jane
I am looking for the family of John MILLS and his wife Harriet possibly HARPER. John was born in 1830/1831 in Perry Ohio. In 1870 I found a census with John 39, Harriet age 34, Hiram 13, Alvin S. 9, CARRIE ANN 8 born 1862, Mary L. Zbester (could not make out) 3, Albert 2, Robert 6mo. My interest is Carrie Ann. This family moved at some point to America City in Nemaha, Kansas. I found a newspaper article telling of Robert M. Travis and Carrie A. Mills marriage on May 22, 1884. Then I found a death notice for Carrie that she has died of typhoid fever 5 yrs. later in 1889. I am interested in Carrie and Robert Travis children if any where born.
DATE: 08/16/2005 SUBMITTER: Jane Smith Grezlik
Need an obit for Eleanor DILLON d. 25 July 1884 in Elk twp. Vinton Co. Is she the Eleanor HUSTON that married John DILLON? Who are her parents? How is John related to the rest of the Vinton Co. DILLON'S?
DATE: 08/16/2005 SUBMITTER: Jane Smith Grezlik
Need an Obit for John HUSTON d.28 Feb 1899 age 78y, Vinton Co. Trying to determine if this John HUSTON is the father of Cunningham HUSTON. Is this the John HUSTON that married Nancy MCQUEEN or their son? Did this HUSTON family move to Vinton Co. with the in-laws, James & Rachel MCQUEEN DILLON and his sister Jane DILLON MCQUEEN?
DATE: 08/02/2005 SUBMITTER: Brenda Duckworth
Looking for information on the Michael TROUTMAN family, possibly in Vinton County in the 1860s. Wife was Elizabeth. Daughter named Ursula/Susan and son George. Is anyone else researching this family?
DATE: 08/02/2005 SUBMITTER: Pat Davidson
I am looking for information on John MOSS who had a son Perry L. MOSS born 11-4-1830 who married Helen FLOYD and they had a son William MOSS who was born 1853. William married Nancy Jane HUSTON daughter of Cunningham HUSTON who was the Sheriff of Vinton County 1874-1878. I need information on John MOSS father of William.
DATE: 08/02/2005 SUBMITTER: Darlene
Looking for any information on John ROSE married Mabel REED. Looking for info on his family or hers.
DATE: 07/26/2005 SUBMITTER: Charlene Sherry
I wouold like any information you may have about the surname MCCUNE, Mariah, James or wife Caroline WHETSTONE. Children Addie, Della, Fanny, Yana V. Mary, or William John Between the years of 1800 and 1900 in Vinton County.
DATE: 07/19/2005 SUBMITTER: Judie Miracle
I am looking for death information about Lemuel BETHEL and his wife Rosa Gibson BETHEL. They died sometime soon after 1915.
DATE: 07/19/2005 SUBMITTER: Julie Featherstone
My great great grandmother was living in Wilkesville, Vinton, Ohio according to the 1860 US census. Her name was Margaret GROUNDS and she was living with a Jemima GROUNDS, James GROUNDS, and a 4 year old named Susan F. SULLIVAN, born 1855 in Ohio. I think that Margaret GROUNDS was a common-law wife to my great great grandfather, Victor SULLIVAN, born 1832 in Pa, but living then in Ohio. I cannot find any marriage records on Margaret and Victor. I'm wondering if Susan might be their daughter. I'm interested in any information of any of those names. I'll be glad to pay for your time.
DATE: 07/12/2005 SUBMITTER: Mary J MacCracken
I would like to ask individuals on your website if they know any males with the last name of BREWSTER who descends from the Brewster family who came to Vinton County about 1817. The reason I ask is that I am seeking Brewster descendants for the DNA Brewster project.
DATE: 07/12/2005 SUBMITTER: Ashley Albright
My grandpa was John Rolland ALBRIGHT but he was adopted by Rolland and Sarah ALBRIGHT. That is all that I know about my family. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
DATE: 06/14/2005 SUBMITTER: Dorothy Diaz
John D GORMLEY, born August 1858; Harriett HALLEY,(wife); (son) Lenard B. (or Leonard) GORMLEY, born, June 16, 1879 in Vinton Co. Any information would be appreciated.
DATE: 06/14/2005 SUBMITTER: Christy
Looking for info on Florence FRAZEE or Jasper FRAZEE or his two wives, Mary Ann WALTERS or Jamima BARTHOLF. I have the 1880 census. I'm looking for info on their daughter Florence FRAZEE born around 1876.
DATE: 06/14/2005 SUBMITTER: Michael Mathuews
Looking for info for a friend. His grandfather Fred COFFEY lived in Vinton County. Son David COFFEY.
DATE: 06/14/2005 SUBMITTER: Andrew J. Brownfield
I am doing research on the PONN family of Wilkesville Township, section 14. I believe the PONN'S old homestead, currently located on Covered Bridge Road, was first owned by James BARNES who owned 133 acres there. James BARNES had a daughter, Alice BARNES, who married Samuel PONN @ 1870s. I believe James BARNES, willed the farm house to Samuel and Alice PONN before his death. Can anyone confirm this information? I believe Maxie PONN, Clair PONN's stepmother, was the last owner I know about. Who currently owns the PONN homestead above mentioned?
DATE: 05/23/2005 SUBMITTER: Mary Whitt
SURNAMES: MCMANIS, other variations
I am trying to obtain a birth record for my father. His brother and sister were born in Hamden Ohio but my father was supposed to be born in Dundas, Vinton county. Can't seem to find one. His name is Lawrence Richard MCMANIS or other spelling born in 1941 or supposedly. His father was Burtle L MCMANIS and mother was Gerttie I BOYER. Have contacted the Daughter to the Doctor that delivered my father at home. (Dr. T.B. Hass) Can't seem to get anywhere there either. Could someone PLEASE help me.
DATE: 05/23/2005 SUBMITTER: Amy Ervin-Smithson
Seeking information on a Samuel ERVIN (b-1771 MD). I have all of the census information on him, but am looking for marriage information, names of children, a record of his death, etc. He is last seen on the 1860 Ohio Vinton County, Elk Township census living in the household of Owen ERVIN (who I've always presumed is his son and his family.) Owen is my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather.
DATE: 05/03/2005 SUBMITTER: louisee
Am trying to locate information about David SHAFER who married a Josephine KIRKENDALL, Vinton County, 1870. Researching the Shafer line. Also, a Henry SHAFER who married a Sarah KIRKENDALL in Jackson County in 1866. Don't know if he was related to David.
DATE: 05/03/2005 SUBMITTER: Chris Odom
I am searching for my great grandfathers mother. His name is Cameron Ora BLACKBURN born Sept. 14, 1855 Chillicothe, Ohio. I believe his mother's name was either Mary SEXTON or Mary MCKIBBEN. His father was John David BLACKBURN or David John BLACKBURN. Believe John David or David John remarried a Lydia SEXTON in Indiana on Oct 26, 1858. So I am also looking for a divorce record.
DATE: 05/03/2005 SUBMITTER: Nikki
I'm looking for information on the Family of William MARK(S) & Mary JONES-MARK(S). William was born 1782 MD and died between 1847-1850 in Vinton Co., Oh. Mary was born 1786 Md. and died aft. 1860 in Vinton Co., Oh. William and Mary MARK(S) were living in Harrison Co., Va. before locating to Vinton Co., Oh. Mary JONES-MARK(S)' sister Sally JONES...married William's brother Thomas MARK(S). I have read where William and Mary were among the early Settlers in Vinton Co., Oh. William and Mary Mark(s) had the following children: John, Sarah, William, Catherine (b.abt 1803), Elizabeth (b. 1804), Jacob (b. 1810), Richard (b. 1814), Ester (b. 1814), Eleanor (b. 1822), Mary Polly (b. abt 1825), Susannah (b. 1828).
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Jeannie Berentz
I have a hand written letter to "Aunt Delphia" giving her the names, date of birth, military entry for the family of Olive and SAmuel MIGHT Letter dated Dec. 7, 1919. Birth dates start March 23, 1867 Alfred MIGHT, and then tells of all 9 children.
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Fawn
I'm looking for information on David and Hannah FOOSE, there daughter was Hannah J. FOOSE married McDonald EBY. Any help we'll be greatful. McDonald and Hannah FOOSE EBY lived in Vinton Twp. in the 1870, 1880 census.
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Lucile (Hutt) Bates
Specifically looking for William HUTT, born 1893. Interested in any Hutt's that may be from same family. Possibly born in Virginia.
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Patrice
Freeman MYRICK born 1805 and Rebecca JACKSON MYRICK son Samuel Jackson MYRICK.born 1830 Married Olive Jane WALKER.
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Marilyn Browder
Looking for information on a William HALTERMAN married a Eliz (Mary E.) MCCUNE 4-29-1860. Searching for parent names and death dates.
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Dorene Morris
Looking for Milton HUGHES/HUGHS & Eunice JAYNES, daughter Sarah Janes HUGHES (b. abt. 1855/6). Came from Scioto County after 1850. Sarah Janes HUGHES married Martin STONE May 13, 1872 (age 16, father Milton Hughes signed) in Scioto County. Martin STONE died and Sarah married John HAYBURN Srptember 30, 1878 Vinton County. Lived in Wilkesville Township. Need to know where Milton Hughes/Hughs was in 1870, if Sarah is living with the DAVIS'. 1870 Vinton Co., OH, Clinton twp., pg. 38, August: 262/262 Job Davis, 28, mining ore, PA; Ellen, 25 PA; Margaret, 3 OH; Sarah Hughs, 14, domestic servant, OH.
DATE: 04/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Peggy Long
I am looking for information on Eagle Furnace. Does anyone have any history on this furnace or the people that ran it?
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: Joshua Buxton
I was looking for any information on William WALKER born 1831, Died 1900 and also his wife Mary Ann SEITZ born 1835, Died ????
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: Andy
I am looking for information on George Hutchinson Parents and family line. Here is information i have recieved so far. George HUTCHINSON was born July 02, 1829 in Gallia County, Ohio, and died October 07, 1903 in Huntington Township, Ross County, Ohio. He married (1) Mary Lovina THORN April 10, 1851 in Vinton County, Ohio, daughter of William THORN and Mary LEESURE. She was born abt. 1833 in Ohio, and died Bet. 1870 - 1873 in Vinton County, Ohio. He married (2) Elizabeth LLEWELLYN October 16, 1873 in Vinton County, Ohio, daughter of William LLEWELLYN and Ruth MCVAY. She was born January 11, 1844 in Ohio, and died February 14, 1918 in Huntington Township, Ross County, Ohio.
Children of George HUTCHINSON and Mary THORN are: i. William Oliver HUTCHINSON, b. February 07, 1852, Union Ridge, Vinton County, Ohio; d. November 06, 1921, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; m. Hannah REEVES, February 22, 1873, Vinton County, Ohio; b. November 11, 1850, Scipio Township, Meigs County, Ohio; d. December 30, 1931, Athens Township, Athens County, Ohio. ii. Issac F. HUTCHINSON, b. March 12, 1856, Knox Township, Vinton County, Ohio; d. March 03, 1905, Zaleski, Madison Township, Vinton County, Ohio; m. Margaret BELL, April 05, 1883, Vinton County, Ohio; b. November 14, 1861, Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio; d. February 28, 1898, Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio. iii. James W. HUTCHINSON, b. April 10, 1857, Vinton County, Ohio; d. Aft. November 06, 1921; m. Lydia M. DAFT, May 03, 1879, Vinton County, Ohio; b. January 1861; d. October 15, 1906, Zaleski, Vinton County, Ohio. iv. Edward Leroy HUTCHINSON, b. September 12, 1860, Knox Township, Vinton County, Ohio; d. January 09, 1942, at his home 5 Miles East Of Zaleski, Vinton County, Ohio; m. Florence ATKINSON, October 20, 1883, Vinton County, Ohio; b. July 06, 1867, Madison Township, Vinton County, Ohio; d. March 02, 1965, Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio. v. George Gardner HUTCHINSON, b. October 22, 1862, Ohio; d. October 02, 1933, Murray City, Hocking County, Ohio; m. Elizabeth Jeanette DAFT, June 27, 1885, Vinton County, Ohio; b. 1867; d. 1919. vi. Charles HUTCHINSON, b. June 29, 1865, Ohio. vii. John Wesley HUTCHINSON, b. June 08, 1867, Ohio.
Children of George HUTCHINSON and Elizabeth LLEWELLYN are: viii. Maggie HUTCHINSON, b. September 03, 1876, Ohio.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: Rick
Looking for info on: Joseph M. SMITH and / or his wife Sara ? (His Brothers name is possibly - Ezra) Died in 1873, Vinton County, Swan Township.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: Mary A. Sutphin
Would it be possible to request a Marriage record lookup? I don't really need the marriage record, just the maiden name for the lady. Joseph C. CARPENTER, b. ca. 1863, was married to a lady named Cena, b. ca. 1878. They are in the 1900 Vinton Census with a daughter, Annie J. age 7/12, so I estimate they married 1898. Joseph C. CARPENTER died in 1914 and Cena remarried to Ransford/Rancie SLAGLE ca. 1916. They are still in Vinton in 1920, moving to Pickaway after 1920.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: George Rupp
I am looking for the death date and burial place of Mary Ann (RACE) QUEEN. She was living with her daughter and son-inlaw in Vinton on the 1850 Census and she was 70 at the time. James GREGORY son-in-law and wife Matilda RACE GREGORY are buried in the Cummings Cemetery, Vinton Twp., Vinton Co. Ohio. I was wondering if Mary was buried there also? Any infomation on Mary will help a lot.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: Evelyn Adams
I would like any information about Susannah NELSON that married Joseph ARBAUGH abt 1829 in Vinton County, Ohio. He was first married to Polly CONNER. He was b abt 1799 in Greenbriar, Va and died in Vinton County, Ohio. It is possible that NELSON was her married name. she was b abt 1809.and had a child abt 1829 so she couldn't have had many other children if he was married before. Any information on Susanna NELSON especially would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: George W Rupp
I am looking for information on James and Matilda (HALL) GREGORY and Matilda's mother Mary Ann QUEEN. They were on the 1850 Census for Vinton County. I can not find anything else on them.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: Margie Schaefer
I am looking for information regarding John and Margaret CORNWELL. They were married sometime between the 1870 and 1880 census and were living in Wilkesville in 1880. Margaret was the widow of John STEEL and her maiden name was probably ALLEN. John CORNWELL is found in Athens in earlier census reports.
DATE: 03/15/2005 SUBMITTER: William J. Wells
I am looking for any death information on Woody WELLS. He was alive during the 1870 census but had died by the time the 1880 census was taken. His widow, Sarah, married John CALVIN in 1881. Woody was born in PA on 12 June 1796. He was my g-grandfather.
DATE: 02/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Mike Burcham
Seeking information on Nancy HUTCHISON, born about 1834 in Pennsylvania, married Penalton P. SHANKS on September 23, 1851 in Vinton County, Ohio. I believe I have found Nancy and Penalton listed on page 345D of the 1880 Pike County, Illinois census: P. P. SHANKS Self 56 VA, Nancy SHANKS Wife 46 PA, Susan SHANKS Dau 12 MO, Mary SHANKS Dau 8 IL. I have not been able to find Nancy or Penalton in earlier census readings. Does anyone have any further information on this family?
DATE: 02/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Mike Burcham
Seeking information on Margaret HUTCHISON, born about 1821 in Ohio, married David B. DAWSON on April 2, 1840 in Gallia County, Ohio. Margaret and David are listed on page 49 of the 1850 Athens County Ohio census and page 237 of the 1860 Athens County Ohio census. Margaret is listed as a widow on page 259 of the 1870 Athens County Ohio census. Margaret DAWSON married John COULTER on August 31, 1879 in Vinton County, Ohio. Margaret and John are listed on page 61C of the 1880 Vinton County Ohio census. A Lizzie Hutchison (age 21) is living with them and is listed as their niece. Does anyone have any further information on Margaret (parents, siblings, death date and location, etc.)? I'm particularly interested in determining the identity of her parents to see if she ties into my Hutchison line, who also lived in Gallia and Vinton Counties during this same time period.
DATE: 02/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Evan Jones
I am searching for an obit on any of these people, but mostly Isreal: 1860 Ohio, Meigs, Scipio, Pg. 178: E. Jones 44 M Farmer Md., Cristena 33 F Oh, Jacob W 21 M Oh, Nelson 16 M Oh, Mary 14 F Oh, Hester 12 F Oh, Sarah 7 F Oh, Benjamin 4 M Oh, Joseph H 1 M Oh. 1870 Ohio, Vinton, Madison, Pg. 119: Jones, Irael 54 M W Farmer Md., Christena 54 F W Oh, Benjamin 13 M W Oh, Joseph H 11 M W Oh. 1880 Ohio, Vinton, Madison, Pg. 124B: Jones, Ezral W M 64 Farmer Md, Christina W F 64 Oh, Franklin W M 24 Oh, Joseph H W M 20 Oh. Vinton County Deaths: Israel Jones, 22 Dec 1883 68 y Madison Twp. Vol. 1, Pg. 134; Christena Jones 8 Aug 1885 68 y Madison Twp. Vol. 1, Pg. 158.
DATE: 02/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Sharon Payne
My grandfather was Champoila SHEPHERD. He was married to Jennie COPAS. They were from Vinton county. Champoila's mother name was Rosana DOLES. If anyone has any information I would be so happy.
DATE: 02/17/2005 SUBMITTER: Linda Hatten
My name is Linda MONTGOMERY HATTEN and I can not find anything on Corneilus CARR he came from Cornwall, England in the 1760-1790's he had married a Polly DAVIS from Conn. He moved to Wilkesville and later to Jackson Co. His daughter is Angeline CARR, I found out that she died in the Jackson Co. Infirmary. I'm also looking for Henry "Dutch" Trace DRESS his father was a Christian DRESS. I also need info on any MONTGOMERY, LIBBY, CARR, WRIGHT, PHETTEPLACE in the Jackson, Vinton or Gallia Co. area.
DATE: 02/05/2005 SUBMITTER: John Napper
Has anyone run across the drowning of 3 men in Raccoon creek. It probably happened in the 1800's. Help me find something on it?
DATE: 02/05/2005 SUBMITTER: Neil Derbyshire Sr.
Searching for information on Benjamin JONES family, Vinton county Ohio. Some were located in Knox township.
DATE: 02/05/2005 SUBMITTER: Brenda Olson
James HAGAN Vinton, Iowa 40th Infantry Regiment IA Date Mustered 05 June 1865 12 August 1862 Iowa Union. I am seeking information on James HAGAN since a relative of mine ended up with a man named Mordecai YEARNS who also was in this same Infantry musturing in only two days apart. Alvin HAGIN ended up living with Mordecai YEARNS in Texas. I believe this James could be Alvin's father.
DATE: 02/05/2005 SUBMITTER: Dorothy
Need information about any of the ERVINS/IRVINS living at Dundas, Oreton, Vales Mill, Puritan, Radcliff, Hamden, anywhere in Vinton township or Clinton township, in the 1800`s, and early 1900`s.
DATE: 01/09/2005 SUBMITTER: John Scott Hoff
Nathan BREWSTER, was born in New Windsor, Orange Co., NY in 1738, was a Rev. War Vet., 4th NY Militia, a "Bounty Land" warrant holder in Otsego Co., NY (~1790-1815), moved to Marietta, OH in ~1817, and became a Pensioner in Athens Co. in 1832. He died in (then) Athens Co. (now Vinton Co., formed brom Athens Co. in 1850), in 1842. His widow, Hannah PARKER, born to Nathan PARKER and wife Hannah CHAPMAN PARKER in 1768 in Wallingford, CT, and to whom he married in 1797 in Otsego Co., NY, died there in 1855. She is believed to have been buried in or near New Plymouth. I would like to locate their exact burial location and cemetery. They had some 6 children, including a Martha BREWSTER (HOFF) (1802-1892) (my GGgrandmother, and wife of Powell HOFF) and a John Chapman BREWSTER.
DATE: 01/07/2005 SUBMITTER: Donald Willis
Looking on any info/photo's of bthe WILLIS'S from Swan Township, Vinton Co. or their relations the SHRINER'S, STEPHENS or others.
DATE: 01/06/2005 SUBMITTER: Dan Oxley
Looking for any OXLEY family info.
DATE: 01/05/2005 SUBMITTER: Jan Alpert
Looking for James TURNER b. NY about 1800. I descend from his daughter Phoebe TURNER b. 1827 in Ashtabula Co., OH. They moved from Ashtabula Co. after the 1840 census. There is a James TURNER 57 b. NY in the 1860 census for Swan Township, Vinton Co., OH. His wife is Phebe 56, b. PA. Does anyone have any information about this Turner family.
DATE: 01/05/2005 SUBMITTER: Karen
Looking for info regarding the HARTLEY and MILLER families. Anna (MILLER) HARTLEY was living in Vinton in 1930. Her sister Elizabeth A? (MILLER) DICKERSON, widow of Enoch R. DICKERSON, died at Anna HARTLEY's residence July 18, 1930. According to her Athens, Ohio obituary Elizabeth (MILLER) DICKERSON would have been born around 1861. Sarah A. "Anna" DICKERSON, sister to Enoch, I believe was married to Hiram "Kiser?" HARTLEY. Sarah A. Dickerson was born July 10, 1863. Sarah A. HARTLEY died February 15, 1946, Wilkesville, Vinton, age 82y7m5d. This couple married in or before 1890 and had the following children: Enoch R. "Russell", Sadie, Thomas A., Eugene, Bessie M. In 1900 the couple resided in Huntington, Gallia, Ohio. In 1910 and 1920 the couple resided in Wilkesville, Vinton, Ohio. Seeking info of Rebecca (DICKERSON) EVERETT. According to on-line info Rebecca married Daniel Franklin EVERTS/EVERETT March 20, 1872 in Gallia, Ohio. According to her father's biography Rebecca was residing in Hamden. This couple is found on the 1880 Wilkesville, Vinton, Ohio census with the following children: Sarah A., David A., John, Thomas. I find no further info about the family after 1880.
DATE: 01/05/2005 SUBMITTER: Jeff Trainer
Looking for information on John SHAFER born 1862 married to Laura JONES.
DATE: 12/29/2004 SUBMITTER: Danielle Irvine
I am looking for any information on Francis IRVIN. He was born abt. 1815 in Irland, possibly Cork? He Married a Nancy born abt. 1813 in Virgina. They lived in Ohio Morgan County Meigsville twp in 1850. Francis is listed as a Shoemaker. They had the following Children, Harriet b. abt. 1838, George b. abt. 1841, David S b. abt. 1844, Samuel C. b. abt. 1845, John b. abt. 1848, and Leonis F Mika b. abt. 1850. They went to Vinton County Ohio in 1860. They have three more children listed with them. Thompson b. abt. 1850, Nancy J b. abt. 1858, and Asadore b. abt. 1856.
DATE: 12/29/2004 SUBMITTER: Vicky
Looking for information on this family that I found in the 1850 Lee Township, Gallia County, Ohio census. (Now Vinton County). James MCGONAGLE, age 80, born in Ireland. Wife, SARAH, age 71, born in Pennsylvania. Son, John, age 30, born in Ohio. Daughter-in-law, Eliza, age 22, born in Virginia. Grandchildren, Aramintha, age 3, born in Ohio and William, age 1, born in Ohio. Also listed is Sarah LENTNER, age 19. I would like to find out if James and Sarah had a daughter by the name of Sarah or Ann McGonagle. Sarah married on December 10, 1829 in Lee Township to a George Manlove LENTNER. She died November 10, 1830 in Lee Township. Less than a month after giving birth to their only child, Sarah LENTNER. Sarah LENTNER married William STILWELL.
DATE: 12/29/2004 SUBMITTER: Vicky
Looking for information on this family found in the 1880 Ohio census, Knox Township, Vinton County, Ohio. M.K. BOWMAN, age 51, born in Virginia. Wife, Martha O, age 40, born in Kentucky. Children, all born in Ohio, Edward age 22, William T. age 18, Sarah E. age 16, Hester M. age 13, George M. age 10, Mary L. age 7, John A. age 4 and Charles E. age 11/12. Trying to determine if this is the family of Sarah Elizabeth BOWMAN born March 5, 1864 and died May 12, 1956. She married March 13, 1882 in Vinton County, Ohio to Isaiah Dallas STILWELL.
DATE: 12/21/2004 SUBMITTER: Kevin Campbell
Looking for info Charles CAMPBELL who obtained a land patent in Vinton Co, OH. I believe him to be related to Alexander CAMPBELL and Rachel MCDILL of Ross Co, OH and to Alexander b: 1811 of Pickway Co, OH. Charles, Alexander (b: 1811) and Isom CAMPBELL later removed to La Porte Co, IN.
DATE: 12/21/2004 SUBMITTER: Maxine Allen
Looking for information on Barbara RIFFLE, b. ca 1826/29 on the 1860 & 1870 Census for Vinton Co. OH. Need to find her husband's name or "any" information on this family. Their children, all born in Vinton Co. OH are Martin, Catherine, Elizabeth, Samuel, Nicholas, and Mary J. Her son, Nicholas b. ca 1855 in Vinton Co. OH , He married Olive Louisa COTTRILL. Their son Gilbert RIFFLE married Ferbe JOHNSON. Their daughter, Evelyn RIFFLE married Robert Obie ALLEN. Will gladly share information.
DATE: 12/21/2004 SUBMITTER: Diana
Researching above surnames in Vinton County, Ohio. Happy to share.
DATE: 12/21/2004 SUBMITTER: Jackie
I am looking for descendants of my father's sister. Her name was Carrie (CLINE) JUSTICE, and her sons were Hassle (recently found out he has passed away), U.N. (deceased), JC (unsure). I would like to find if any of them has any living children.
DATE: 12/21/2004 SUBMITTER: Margaret Steel Schaefer
How can I find the burial records of the Wilkesville Cemetery? I have been unable to find the marker of John STEEL who was buried there in 1864 and his three young children. Also, I am not sure whether there are graves there for Alexander and Margaret STEELE amd Alexander's mother, Mary Elizabeth STEEL(E). I have not found these sites when visiting.
DATE: 12/21/2004 SUBMITTER: Vicky Woodrum
The only name that I have so far is Sarah Ann MCGONAGLE, died November 10, 1830 in Lee Township, Athens County, Ohio. Married December 10, 1829 in Lee Township to a George Manlove LENTNER. George and Sarah had one daughter, Sarah LENTNER, born October 31, 1830 in Athens County, Ohio.
DATE: 11/26/2004 SUBMITTER: Jim Davis
Looking for information on the Eli and Besty WEED family. My great grandfather, Moses WEED, was born in Vinton County on January 12, 1839 and married Marcella BENNETT in 1863.
DATE: 11/26/2004 SUBMITTER: Rochelle Love (DeFigh)
I am looking for any information on Euzeda Burton DEFIGH Born Oct. 30 1865 Died 1902. He lived and died in Creola co. Vinton, Swan Township. He married Ella May WILLIAMS from Nebraska. His parents were Phillip and Elizabeth DEFIGH. They were from Ireland Co. Monaghan. Euzeda was my dad's grandfather. I would like to know his cause of death, and who his father could possibly be. Also who was his mother? I believe she was Mary Jane DEFIGH. He was raised by James Johnston DEFIGH.
DATE: 11/26/2004 SUBMITTER: Lori E (Roberts ) Schweitzer
Please help with any information on these family names! I know GGfather DUNLAP had three daughters, Chlorast(my great grandma) Bertie? and Tessa. Chlorast married Bert SCHERR(Sp?). They had two children? Lois and Don. They later divorced. She remarried- a Mr. Sam BILLS( a traveling salesman her family disaproved of) and moved to Northern Ohio. She raised my father,(as his own mother, Lois June ROBERTS, and her husband, William ROBERTS left their three children with no parents, after their own divorce. That's about all I have, my own father has passed away now.
DATE: 11/26/2004 SUBMITTER: Carole Selby
Could someone please do a lookup at the courthouse for me concerning the birth of Lena NELSON, who was the daughter of William A. and Estella (HUTCHISON) NELSON around 1901-1902? I am also looking for 2-3 more children born to these two between 1897 and 1900. Also, if there are any deaths of any children for the two of them during that time. I would appreciate any information you could give me about these children.
DATE: 11/07/2004 SUBMITTER: Steven Burhart
I'm looking for burial place of Lewis BOWERS, he died 2/25/1893 in Vinton County at age of 26yrs and his place of residence was Madison Township, ohio. Any information will be helpful.
DATE: 10/17/2004 SUBMITTER: Jenny
Can anyone tell me who would have taken care WYCOFF Cemetery around 1875 to 1910. I'm looking for Thomas Benjamin HUTCHISON who was married to Elizabeth (RAMEY). She is buried there and has a tombstone? But no idea where and when Thomas died? Or where he is buried.
DATE: 10/17/2004 SUBMITTER: Trish Egbert
Seeking marriage license on James LANNON/LANNAN to Catherine/Katherine Margaret O'TOOLE between 1850 and 1852. Prefer to have vital information as to bondsman on bride. They are listed in 1860 Vinton County Ohio Census as James LANNAN and Catherine LANNON along with 5 of their children.
DATE: 10/17/2004 SUBMITTER: Beth Wool
Looking for any information on William and Susan (CRAWFORD) HUGGINS. William was born 1807 in Pennsylvania and Susan was born 1817 in Ohio according to the 1850 census taken at Elk Twp., Vinton Co., Ohio. Children born to this couple are: Andrew b:1835, Thomas b: 1836, William b: 1839, Nancy b: 1841, Joseph b: 1844, Noble aka John b: 1850, Mary Alice b: 1855, and Margaret "Maggie" b: 1858. To my knowledge all the children were born in Vinton County.
DATE: 10/17/2004 SUBMITTER: Clay Keeton
I am researching my KEETON family in Vinton County. I am looking for information on David KEETON who married Sarah BRADFORD. I am trying to find out who the parents of David were.
DATE: 10/17/2004 SUBMITTER: James H Hunt
Are there any Hunt's still Living in Vinton Co. Ohio?
DATE: 09/28/2004 SUBMITTER: Betty Saltsman
I am trying to find birth records for the children of George E. COOK and Sarah Jane HAWK. I do know that they were married Oct 3, 1868 in Wilkesville Twp. These are my great grandparents. One of the children was Henry E. COOK (my grandfather). I am pretty sure he was born in 1872. I am interested to know about any siblings.
DATE: 09/28/2004 SUBMITTER: Peggy Nelson
Searching for William and Hannah NELSON who died tragically abt. 1862. Lived in Clinton Twp, Vinton County, parents of Owen NELSON.
DATE: 09/28/2004 SUBMITTER: Samantha
I have a very interesting book. (It doesn't belong to me) There are many names and information listed in this book about early settlers. It was written by a lady named Margaret Louise Ogan Biggs. The name of the book is "A Brief History of Vinton County". The book contains information about townships, founders, businesses, a list of men from Vinton County who served in the Civil War and Morgan's Raid. Anyone who would like me to look up a surname or anything, please feel free to e-mail me.
DATE: 09/28/2004 SUBMITTER: J. Stephen Smith
I am looking for info on John HAVERTY who arrived in Zalaski about 1850 from County Clare Ireland. Any info on any HAVERTY in Vinton country would be appreciated.
DATE: 09/28/2004 SUBMITTER: Amy Bodily
I am seeking info re: Grace THACKER -- believe she was the dau. of Benjamin and Maggie THACKER. Around 1908, Grace md. Samuel CARDWELL. They had 2 sons, Gilbert & Elbert. In 1910, they lived in Hamden Village. In 1916, Samuel enlisted in the Nat'l Guard. In 1920, their 2 sons are "inmates" of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors' Orphan House in Xenia, Greene COunty. What I need to know is this: What happened to Grace THACKER CARDWELL? DId she die? Or were she & Samuel divorced? I can't seem to find her.
DATE: 09/28/2004 SUBMITTER: Sharon Boddy
Looking for info on Thaddeus FULLER who was married to Susannah OLIVER on 12/11/1783. He was born in Dedham, Mass on 10/14/1758. He had several children: James, Rufus, Thaddeus, Steven to name some. He moved west to Ohio, then James and Thaddeus moved on to Lake County, IN. James was my ggggrandfather. My gggrandfather was Archibald, my ggrandmother was Julie Elizabeth Fuller, my grandfather was Benjamin Jewett.
DATE: 08/26/2004 SUBMITTER: Dave Guiel
I am looking for birth place and death date information on Mary (CONNER) ARBAUGH, b. bet. 1800-1810. According to will/probate of Mary's father, James CONNER, Meigs Co., Mary was married to John ARBAUGH, b. abt. 1799, W. VA., D. 10/15/1869 and had two children. John, b. abt. 1819 and Leonard, b. abt 1821. 1820 U.S. Census, Ohio, Meigs, Salem - Joseph ARBAUGH, 1-male under 5, 1-male 16-26, 1 female 16-26. 1830 U.S. Census, Ohio, Meigs, Salem - Joseph Arbaugh, 1-male under 5, 1-male 5-10, 1-male 10-15, 1-male 30-40, 1-female under 5, 2-female 5-10, 1 female 20-30. No 1840 info found. 1850 Census OH, Vinton, Vinton - John Arbaugh, age 51, VA., Susanna, age 41, VA., 9 children listed. Son's John and Leonard of John ARBAUGH and Mary found on 1850 and later Census.
DATE: 08/26/2004 SUBMITTER: Jeannie Leu
Looking for info on James Christopher EASOM b 1866. Lived in Zaleski. Is on 1880 Zaleski census 13 years old father named Milton C EASOM. James has 'adopted' in later census' for mothers birthplace. Milton was the saloon keeper for Baughman House and married Caroline BAUGHMAN. James later lived KS, MO, OK. Married Nellie Angeline WILSON.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Charles Courtright
My grandmother was Laura Elizabeth TRIPP from Vinton County, Ohio. She married Charles Curtis SHELBY. She had a sister, Zelma, and brothers Lon and Arthur. I know Arthur lived in McArthur Ohio. I am looking for any information about the TRIPPS.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Pat
WILLIAMS, Watkin born abt. 1792 in Wales. Found the family in the 1850 census, in Wilkesville, Vinton, OHIO. John Wesley WILLIAMS his son born in 1833 is my 2nd great grandfather. Would like to know more about his family.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Sylvia Stickel
Birth information on HARTLEY, Frederick W., son of Alfred and Catherine HARTLEY - birthdate April 8, 1888. Birth information on HARTLEY, Clara Edna daughter of Alfred and Catherine HARTLEY - birthdate October 5, 1897. Also if you would have marriage info on Alfred and Catherine PECK.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: George A Knox Jr.
I am trying to locate information on my g great grandfather George KNOX who died Jan 31, 1910 in Vinton Twp., Vinton Co. OH. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War and was married to Evaline HABURN. If any family still lives in the area or sees this I would like to get in touch.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Karen Frome
Looking for info on parents of Samuel BONE. He was born about 1842 in Vinton County. Married Sarah JORDAN 1865,died 1889 and buried in Locust Grove Cemetery. Any other places to look please let me know.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Janice Davenport
My grandmother Nellie MATHENY had an illigitimate daughter Opal SCOTT in 1901 in the Infirmary. Simeon and Addah NICKELS raised her. Does anyone have any information about who Opal's father was or any thing about the NICKELS. Simeon's parents were Madison/Madinson and Mary E. HALL.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Marsha J. Stennett
Looking for GILL's in Vinton County , Ohio around the MacArthur area. My Grandmother name was Clara GILL POWELL and her father's family came from Ohio.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Marliene Graft MacGoldrick
I am looking for the parents of Abraham GRAFT and Phebe TEDROW GRAFT. They had several land dealings going on in Knox Tp., Vinton Cty., in the years 1877 through 1882. They died in Mineral in 1900. I would appreciate any info you can give me.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Wilma Samel
My g-g-grandfather and g-g-grandmother came to Ohio from Germany. I just found some info that their eldest child may have been baptised at "Minerton Mission" by Father O'Mealy. The article states that the father of said child's last name is spelled SWARTZWILDEN, but records show that should be spelled SCHWARTZWALDER. The mother of said child is Barbara FINDLING. The child's name is Anna Mary, I have records showing Mary Anna. Could this be the right family? How do I get the information from this church?
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Carolyn Hidlebaugh
Looking for marriage records for Nancy DIXON who married George ROBINSON between the years of 1840 to 1844. Nancy also married Job COZAD after 1850. Nancy's parents (not confirmed) Jesse and Julia DARBY/DERBY DIXON. George's ?? Job's parents Abraham and Charity DAVIS COZAD. Any help with Nancy will be greatly apperciated.
DATE: 08/12/2004 SUBMITTER: Karen Conner
I'm looking for the Mary MURRY and husband ? CAMINK who ran grocery store in Hamden sometime after 1930. Need to know where buried. And who her parents were.
DATE: 07/13/2004 SUBMITTER: John Mcdonald
John CANADY/CANNADY (1858-1933)information sought. Lived north of Zaleski. Was married to "Lizzie" (KENNEDY?). John was married first to Leander Susan LUNSFORD in Lawrence Co. Sons were Henry, Zale, and John Dennis. John's death certificate listed Henry CANNADY (born in Ireland) as his father and Jane SEARCH (born in Ohio) as his mother. Would be glad to share information, photos, etc.
DATE: 07/05/2004 SUBMITTER: Carolyn Dawson Hayford
Seeking birth information on William Thomas DAWSON, son of John Waldo DAWSON and Mary Elizabeth MURPHY. They are listed in Vinton County 1870 Federal Census with son, Albert. William Thomas was born January 1868. John and Mary were married in Jackson County 1866.
DATE: 07/05/2004 SUBMITTER: Russell Busic
I'm looking for marriage records for Floyd Alexander (or Alexander Floyd) SCOTT. I have that in the 1870 Census, he was in the Wilkesville Twp. His wifes names was Jemima. He was listed as 21 and she 22 years old. The Census indicates that they were married in October of 1869. I'd like to find out if there are any marriage records and what does it show, or how I can get a copy.
DATE: 06/23/2004 SUBMITTER: Sue Teany
I am researching the Andrew DAVISSON (b.1789 PA) family shown in the 1850 census in Wilkesville. Children listed are Washington L., Harrison, Andrew Jackson b. 1831 (my gggrandfather), and Julia A. Other children found in other research, but already married in 1850 are Allen b. 1816, John 1819, Nancy, b. 1821, and Amanda M I am especially interested in finding records of his wife's name - she isn't listed in 1850. I have a lot of information on this family after they left Ohio and settled in Southern Indiana that I would love to share. Any information on their time in Ohio would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 06/23/2004 SUBMITTER: Goodrun Judith Quam
Looking for John WAGNER, married to Clarissa WESCOAT or WESTCOAT, their son Spencer Webb WAGNER is my maternal great-great grandfather. Spencer was born in Vinton County in 1855 and died in Cloud County, Kansas in 1927.
DATE: 06/19/2004 SUBMITTER: Charlotte Barker
Looking for information on my grandfather, Jesse WILSON, born in Vinton County in 1891 and died in Jackson County in 1974. Had siblings, Burt, Lillian, Oma and John.
DATE: 06/18/2004 SUBMITTER: Elizabeth Richards
I am trying to find information on my Great Grandfather, William SHRIDER. He was born in Reading Township, Perry, OH approx. in 1861 and is buried in Hopewell Township, Perry, OH. He died on March 3, 1935. In an 1880 census he is listed as living in Lafayette, Allen, OH. His wife's name was Pheobe J. and at that time he had a 1 month old son, Walter. If this is the right William SHRIDER in later years they had 5 other children .. Erma, Levi, Ellen, Charley and Effie. Levi is my Grandfather. In the early 1900s William and Pheobe and all the children except Effie and Walter moved from Lima, OH to Illinois. The men of the family were in the oil drilling business and they were following the oil boom. I would be thrilled to hear from anyone who can give me any information on William and any of his family. My Mother, who is now 95 years old, spent part of her growing up years in Lima and Lodi, Ohio.
DATE: 06/18/2004 SUBMITTER: Margie Rice Holbrook
My great-grandfather-Matthias RICE is buried in Wellston Cem. My grandfather- and grandmother-Charles and Ila RICE are buried in the Hamden Cem. My father-Kermit C RICE is 85 and living. I would very much like to locate any information -or relatives.
DATE: 06/18/2004 SUBMITTER: John McDonald
CANADY, Lizzie OR John. In 1897 John CANADY (1858-1933) was 37 years old and married to Lizzie (b. 1875). They lived in Zaleski, Vinton County. Three years later on the 1900 census she was a boarder in McArthur at the residence of John RICHEY. I haven't found any more records of John CANADY and Lizzie together. John later remarried. Any information on John CANADY and Lizzie (her maiden name could have been KENNEDY, born in Bainbridge) would be greatly appreciated. Glad to share information.
DATE: 05/29/2004 SUBMITTER: Betty Pettiford
I am looking for information on Sarah and Mahala NAPPER. My great great grandmother Lucinda NAPPER SMITH is a daughter to one of these women. Other siblings are Peter, Roxie, Wetherfoot, Levi, Polly, Patricia, Richard, Peachy, Nancy, Virginia. I know they lived in Vinton County.
DATE: 05/29/2004 SUBMITTER: James H Hunt
James M. HUNT, Wife Caroline CARSEY. Four Son. Any infor on the Living G- -KIDS
DATE: 05/29/2004 SUBMITTER: Susan Kennedy
Looking for information on James A. BARNHILL, his father Robert S. BARNHILL, mother Mary VANDERFORD. Needing to trace the family tree back from them.
DATE: 05/29/2004 SUBMITTER: Jodi Tripp
I am not looking for my family as I believe I have gone as far as possible with the TRIPP surname. I am actually searching for the history of a family friend. I know very little about her except her name, Anne or Annie WRIGHT (her husband may have been Charles but, records are vague.) She would have lived on route 2 in McArthur in the 40's and 50's. At that time she would have been long widowed. Where her home was is called Wright's Hollow by locals to the area. (I know it exists, I've been there!!) Also, anyone seeking information on the TRIPP family (line of William Henry Augustus TRIPP) may contact me.
DATE: 05/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Thomas Miller
ERVIN, Lathem, Angeline, William, Oscar, Charles. My Grandfather was born in Vinton County, Our family Bible does not state what township or village. He was Oscar ERVIN, His father went by Latham, don't know if right first name. But his mother was Angeline Elizabeth, Both of them born out of Ohio, but son was born 1888 in Vinton County.
DATE: 05/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Michael H. Bethke
I am looking for information on a woman named Nellie NOBLE. She was born in Hamden (Junction), OH. in March 29 1904. father - William NOBLE, mother - Fannie ARMSTRONG.
DATE: 05/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Susan
BARNHILL, Robert S., my great great grandfather, lived in Vinton County, Ohio. I am searching for any information on him, including his parents. He was born 8-23-1831 in Ohio. His wife's name was Mary.
DATE: 05/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Dennis Krebs
I am requesting any information you may have available for Jacob SHRY or his wife Jane (ORR) SHRY. I understand that Jacob migrated to Elk Township, from Virginia, around 1811. He may have been married prior to his marriage to Jane ORR. My information is that Jacob was born in New Jersey about 1774. The children I have found of Jacob and Jane are: Dianna, Eliza and James.
DATE: 05/01/2004 SUBMITTER: Nikki
I'm looking for anyone who has access to the book "A Brief History of Vinton County, Ohio" and who are willing to do a search for the surnames MARK and THOMPSON in this book.
DATE: 05/01/2004 SUBMITTER: Nikki
I'm looking for imformation about William MARK(S) and wife Mary JONES who came to Vinton Co., Oh. about 1830 and also the family of Edith THOMPSON-THOMSON. William and Mary had a son named Jacob MARK(S) who married Edy (Edith) THOMPSON-THOMSON in Athens Co., August of 1834. I have never been able to find Edith's THOMPSON-THOMSON family in 4 years of searching. On all census records of where Edith can be found it states that her parents were from Ireland. Thompson-Thomsom has been a hard name to research. I do know that after Jacob MARK(S) and Edith THOMPSON-THOMSON were married they lived in Athens Co., Lee Twp. instead of near Jacob's family in Vinton Co., Vinton Twp. Any help finding Edith THOMPSON-THOMSON family would be greatly appreciated. Jacob MARK(S) was born abt. 1810 Oh. and Edith THOMPSON-THOMSON abt. 1811 in Oh.
DATE: 04/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Anita
Anna (Annie) Martha BURNS was born in Vinton Co. in 1868. I would like to know in what city or township. I would also like to know who her mother was. It was possibly Melissa LIGHTFOOT but I am not sure of this.
DATE: 04/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Fred Rostorfer
Looking for any info on a Melissa, Malissa or Milicin NIXON b. abt 1857. She was married to Perry TRUMAN b. abt 1845. Children were Alice b. 1875 and Charles b. 1877 and Joseph adopted b. 1869. They are listed in the 1880 Elk Township, Vinton County Federal Census on page 38.
DATE: 04/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Marie Price
Samuel Finley Vinton ---- were his parents Abiathar VINTON and Rachel CASWELL?
DATE: 04/22/2004 SUBMITTER: Jake Thorn
Does anyone have any history of mail delivery in McArthurstown, c-1840? I have an ancestor that reportedly delivered mail on The Jackson to McArthurstown run.

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