Athens County, Ohio


March 1, 1997 - December 1997

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Larry Mocabee Wed Mar 19,1997
Am researching surnames "Wilson" & "Burnham". Matthew Wilson was born 1826 Morgan Co. Ohio. (Where is this Co.?) He married Olive C. Burnham on 8-23-1849 in Athans Co. Ohio I believe his fathers name was Jonathan Wilson but not proven. Matthew was in the Civil War, Co. I, 92nd Reg't, Ohio Infantry, Sargent., 7-28- 1862-6-10-1865 He had the following children: .

Sandra Quinn Wed Mar 19,1997

Betty Jane Carl Mon Mar 17,1997
The 1850 Lodi Twp, Athens Co, Ohio Census lists the family of a Joseph Frost, lumberman, 60, born 1789-1790 in Massachusetts. His wife was Roda/Rhoda, 48, born 1801-1802 in New York. Their children all born in Ohio were Lucy, Levi, Alva, Clarissa, Elmina, and Orlinda, all born between 1830/1831 and 1843/1844. A family member states that Joseph Frost came from the same family line as the poet Robert Frost. Does anyone know whether Robert Frost's family tree has been assembled? If so, I would appreciate knowing where I could obtain a copy. I could share copies of pictures of Clarissa at various ages and one of a boy Willie Frost, which says he was born in Nelsonvillle, Ohio Feb 19, 1813. I do not know his relationship.

Sue Waterman Sat Mar 15,1997
Seeking any info on descendants of Levi Brewster, married Lydia Waterman. . Had children, Richard Brewster and Sherman Brewster. Did Richard have a son, Henry who married Mary McCain?

Sue Waterman Sat Mar 15,1997
Seeking any information of BLACKBURN family. Possibly family of Finley BLACKBURN, married November 23, 1845, in Athens Co. to Hannah MERCER,

Judy Olson Sat Mar 15,1997
I'm looking for information on George Washington Carter, Jr. He died on April 14, 1840 in Amesville, Athens County, Ohio. Thanks much</B>

PEGGY SHAW Thu Mar. 13,1997
BROOKS, REEVES, TEWKSBURY, DIX Looking for any and all information on my g-g-g-grandfather, William Curtis BROOKS (b 1829-d 1894) m. 1855 Martha TEWKSBURY (b 1836-d 1895). Their children were: 1.Eliza Jane b 1856, 2.Lucetta b 1858, 3.Ralph Elie b 1861, 4.Joseph Howard b 1862, 5.Artelia b 1868 and 6.William b 1869, All the children were born in Ohio. William Curtis was born in Meigs County and I know that his son Ralph Elie was born in Athens County. William Curtis' parents were Mathew BROOKS (b 1802-d 1853) m 1828 Lydia REEVES (b 1805-d 1874) Lydia REEVES was born in Meigs County to Richard REEVES (b 1759-d 1846) and Elizabeth DIX (b 1768-d 1836)

Stephen J. Van Dyke Mon Mar 10,1997
VANDYKE/VANDIKE; Jefferson Co., Ohio, USA; 1813-1860. I'm looking for information about my gggg-grandfather, Henry VANDYKE/VANDIKE. He came from Fayette Co., Pennsylvania and bought land north of Steubenville in 1813, moved to Athens Co., Ohio around 1860, and died there in 1863. I believe he was born around Philadelphia in 1785. I am also looking for his father, Ferdinand VANDIKE and his mother.

Bob Rentfro Fri Mar 7,1997
ZIMMER Fredrick; Glouster, Athens County; 1830 - ?. Born in Germany.Looking for information on his parents.I have information on the branches of the family

Bob Rentfro Fri Mar 7,1997
READHEAD John Thomas Patrick, born March 9, 1870 in New Castle On Tyne, England Died Dec. 12, 1920 in Zeigler, IL. Married ZIMMER Elizabeth Feb. 4, 1894 in Glouster, OH, Athens County. Looking to find information on each set of parents. Have information on the branches of this family that went to IL.

Brent Moore Fri Mar 7, 1997
Searching for any information on the following: Moore, James Moore, Vincent Moore, Alexander Of Perry County Ohio. I have most of the descendants of James Moore, except for his daughter Adda, and her husband, DeLong, George. The Delongs lived in Corning, Ohio, where I believe Mr. DeLong was a school principal. Both are burried in the Crooksville Cemetary. Vincent and Alexander Moore appear to be the younger brothers of James Moore. They are listed on the 1850 census. Any information is greatly appreciated. Happy Hunting!

Cathy Labath Mon Mar 3,1997
Looking for any info on John LABATH who was listed on 1820 census as being in Cannan, Athens Co. Ohio.


Jack Childers Sun Mar 2,1997
Reward of $500.00 for anyone giving me proof of the parents of Nathan Spencer Wilson. Nathan was born 5 Oct 1819 according to bible records, place unknown. Died 27 Jul 1881 and burried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio Married Sarah Ellen Morrison 7 Dec 1854 at Athen County, Ohio. Sarah was the daughter of John Montgomery Morrison (1788-1875) from PA and Sarah Turner 1793-1876 from Mifflin County, Pa. 1850 Census of Troy Township, Athens County, Ohio Page 185 #1805 shows a N. S. Wilson as a 31 year old male living with Nathan Hatch who is listed as 60 years old from NH. Nathan and Sarah had the following Children; Alice M. Wilson born 17 Oct 1855, Athens County Married John Newton Rothgeb and died 25 Dec 1883 and burried at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Perly Alexander Wilson born 30 Jan 1876, Cheshire, Gallia County and died 23 Oct 1887, burried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Gallia County. Never Married Nathan was also married to a Dorcas Green Ford born 3 Nov 1834 marriage date 10 Feb 1881 Athens County Ohio. Clues to look for; Nathan mother maiden name could have been Spencer. His mother's father could have been named Narthan Spencer . Any neasr date or locations should be checked

Susan Wilson Sun Mar 2, 1997
</B> I am looking for ANY information on William and Mary BURT listed in the 1850 Census of Lodi Township, Athens Co. Ohio. William was born 1798 in Pennsylvania. Moved to Ohio between 1843 and 1850. Children were Nancy b. 1826 in PA, John b. 1829 in PA, Silas b. 1831 in PA, Joseph b.1834 in PA, Andrew b. 1837 in PA, Jane b. 1841 in PA, Matthew b. 1843 in PA. Son Silas BURT married Nancy DAINS b. 1829 in Ohio and moved to Iowa by 1867


Alyce Goldberg Sat Mar 1, 1997
Looking for information on Samuel LUNSFORD MCDANIEL, b. Morgan County, 12/9/1879, grandson of and adopted by Job MCDANIEL. Mother unknown (probably daughter of Job), father probably a LUNSFORD. Samuel m. Bessie TRIPLETT, b. 4/7/1986, Morgan County, daughter of William TRIPLETT and Almira HONEYCUTT about 1906-7. She had a brother Guy TRIPLETT b. abt. 1876. They moved to Trimble, Athens Co, OH. He was a coal miner. Any information appreciated.

Alyce Goldberg Sat Mar 1, 1997
Looking for information on Samuel LUNSFORD MCDANIEL, b. Morgan County, 12/9/1879, grandson of and adopted by Job MCDANIEL. Mother unknown (probably daughter of Job), father probably a LUNSFORD. Samuel m. Bessie TRIPLETT, b. 4/7/1986, Morgan County, daughter of William TRIPLETT and Almira HONEYCUTT about 1906-7. She had a brother Guy TRIPLETT b. abt. 1876. They moved to Trimble, Athens Co, OH. He was a coal miner. Any information appreciated.

Jody Sat Mar 1, 1997

Marieda DERRICK Edens May 15, 1997

BOWLEN/BOLIN/BOWLING 1840 1850 1860 Athens Co. Census in Alexander Tp. lists SAMUEL BOWLEN and wife Mary. Samuel must have died between 1860 and 1870. Mary is in 1870 census, still Alexander Tp. Looking for any information concerning them. There was a girl Savilla?in their household from 1860 to 1870. Believe her to be Savilla PIERCE who married Benjamin F. Bowling in 8/15/1870 in Athens Co.

Curt Rowe Sat May 17, 1997 </B>CURTISS, LETHE (1858-1935) was married to Edwin Dutton (1859- 1936) They lived in Hockingport Valley. I'm looking for more information on LETHE's parents, etc.. I have a record of a CHARLES CURTISS living in Hockingport, but I don't know if there is a relationship

Merry Anne PiersonTue May 20, 1997 Searching for the parnets of Samuel Pearson/Pierson, born 1816 in PA. Lived in Meigs county, OH and Jackson County, WV. Died Meigs county 1887, buried in Mt. Carmel cemetery. I know there was a Horace Pierson in Athens county on the 1820-30 census. Could this Samuel have been his son? Samuel is my gx2 grandfather and I am stuck until I can find his parnets. He married Sarah A. White, d/o John and Susan White in Jackson County 11 dec 1840. Had children James, 1841; William Henry,1843, John 1844, Samuel, 1847, Sarah, 1852, Susan, 1854, Lucy, 1857, and Winfield S., 1860. I have information to 8 generations from Samuel down to present day. Glad to share. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Tahnks in advance.Merry Anne

Susan Johnson Wed May 21, 1997 Need information on my great grandparents Peter Baker Wilson and Rebecca Thomas . They lived in Mineral Ohio(Athens) in 1863. There children were Martha Verine, Jossephine, Mary Ann, Elizabeth Ann, Sylvester, Elias, Alviretta, Nathan (my gfather) William and Charles. Nathan moved to Wa.state in 1884lived there for two years then returned to Oh. and m. Lulu Davis of Lynden in 1892. They returned to Wa. that year and remained there. MaryAnn, Elias, and Willie also moved to. Wa. and Id. .

Rhonda Snyder Thu May 22, 1997 GRAHAM, Margaret(Maggie)Josephine. Athens Co.,USA; 1880-1958. I'm looking for information on my grandmother, Margaret J. Graham also went by the name Maggie. Maiden name: McGEE. Born in Meigs County, Pomeroy, Ohio. Father was Lewis McGee and Mother was Eliza (McLean) McGee. Sister was Francis and Half-Sister was Rose Boyce (Garlinger/Cunningham). Married Frank B. Graham in Athens County and resided in Buchtel, Ohio. Had 6 children: Earl, Orin, Charles, Pearl, Margaret Lucille (Miller) and Kenneth (Kenny). I understand that she was of Indian descent, and I would like very much to research her family roots. I'd appreciate any information family members can provide.

P. Hawkins Sat May 24, 1997 WILCOX, Thomas Arthur, b. 08 Mar 1862 in Amesville, Athens Co., OH, d. 31 Jan 1949 in Jackson Co., WV. Parents were Thomas B. WILCOX and Eunice ANNTATMAN, b. 04 July 1813. Eunice may have previously been married to a Davis???? Thomas Arthur m. Mary I. "Molly" WEAS b. 19 Mar 1862, in Jackson Co., WV, d. 1907. He is my wife's paternal grandfather. Any information on the above, their ancestors and descendants, would be greatly appreciated.

tom mihok Mon May 26, 1997 hi. looking for information of one David Mitchell Pruden...born in athens country, ohio 1839.....married a Liddi V. Shaffer in 1860....any info would be appreciated...thanks tom

Kent Pilcher Fri May 30 14:43:06 1997 Seeking information and descendants of Athens County PILCHERS. 24 PILCHER households in Ohio in 1860 Census 12 of these families were in Athens County. My line descends from Nathan S. Pilcher and Mary Ann Swisher, married in Athens Co. 14 Nov 1835. Shown in 1860 Census with children James H, Westfall F., Jesse B., Lydia B., John W. and Elijah Parker Pilcher. All children born in Ohio between 1837 and 1848.

Eric Borreson Sat May 31 08:29:03 1997 Searching the Oliver and Allen names in Athens County. John Oliver (son Of James Oliver and Margaret Richardson, no information available) b. 1831 in Ohio d. 1889 in Wisconsin m. Calista Caroline Allen Calista Caroline Allen b. 1842 in Ohio d. 1883 in Wisconsin James Allen b. 1807 in Athens County d. 1887 in Wisconsin m. Amanda Gardner Amanda Gardner

Donna Vaughn Sun Jun 1, 1997 Seeking info on families:COOK; WEBSTER; GRUBB; DAWSON. Orville Grant COOK or Koch,b:c1890, Lucusville,Scroto Co.OH. m:Ruby Gaynell WEBSTER,b:1895,Athens Co.Carthage Twp.OH. They married c1914. Parents of Ruby Gaynell were Jerome Thomas WEBSTER and Erdine GRUBB. Parents of Orville Grant Cook were Philip COOK and Mahala DAWSON,b:c1850,Lucusville. Cook family may be living in Athens c1890. Any info appreciated. Just starting my COOK/WEBSTER lines. Thank you Donna Vaughn,Riverside,CA (or)

Russ McGregor Sun Jun 1 17:34:03 1997 Johnathan Grant CUBBISON married Ida Bella THORPE. Children of Johnathan CUBBISON and Ida THORPE are: Sylvia, Maggie, Burtle, born 1888 in Coolville, Athens Co. Married Rhoda McMANIS, Elmer, born November 07, 1894 in Ohio; died January 1974 in Ohio. Delmer, b. November 07, 1894 in Ohio; d.September 1975 in Ohio.

M Mugavero Tue Jun 3 17:17:39 1997 Seeking information on the Resolved FULLER Jr. family from Athens County, Dover Twp. Resolved was listed in the 1850 Athens census with his wife, Othenia FULLER (23 yrs) and his daughter, Nancy FULLER (3 yrs). Two other children were later born, Mary and Henry. The FULLER'S left Ohio and travelled to Iowa and then to Kansas, were Resolved served in the Civil War with the 11th Ks Calvary. I believe his father, Resolved Fuller, remained in Ohio as did other relatives. Any information on the ancestory of this family would be greatly apprecaited.

Dave Kelley Wed Jun 4 22:21:35 1997 Looking for the parents of Jacob Kelley, born 6 Feb 1851 in Lodi, Athens County Ohio. Family Tree says father was John L. Kelly, who died in Lodi around 1853, but haven't found anything concrete to substantiate this. Appreciate anyone answering with info that could help.

Ken Owens Wed Jun 4 23:10:47 1997 Joshua Wyatt, Deacon, b: Dec 5 1757 Danvers Mass m. Feb 22 1784 Danvers, Elizabeth Shaw; He died: 1820's Ames Athens Co. OH. Seeking Will or Estate Info. He is listed in several early OH history books. How can I get will? Listed in OH Wills and Estates in Athens wb 1b pg5. Daug Sally/Sarah Wyatt m. John Johnson. Seeking more info on John Johnson. He m: Sally 1807 Athens OH. He died aft. 1850 Rome Athens other info on him.

Ann Wiggans Sugg Thu Jun 5 12:24:17 1997 </B>BOBO & GABRIEL in Athens Co. Ohio. Reason Gabriel born 1795 in Athens Co.(then Washington Co.) died 1873,buried in Salem Church Cemetery near Kokomo, IN. His father was William Gabriel b. 1762 in PA. Reason married Elizabeth Bobo. Would like to share information on this family.

John Andrews Fri Jun 6 18:27:52 1997 </BNew to internet and almost new to genealogy. Need info of ANDREWS in Athens County prior to 1858. Robert ANDREWS born March 19, 1854, emigrated to Kansas in 1857/58. Parents given names unknown, but f. died 1862 and m. 1867, location unk. Family legend says they came from line in SE Ohio since it was opened up for homesteading -- veracity of this unk

Sharon Belt Sat Jun 7 08:31:30 1997 Looking for information on my grandparents, who were born on Athens Co. Millard DUNFEE and Margaret Ann SPROUSE. Don't know what town or when they married.His father may have been Elliot Dunfee her parents may have been John SPROUSE and Betsy or Betty SMITH. Millard born 11/19/1894 Margaret born 2/4/1895

Dale Hartman Sat Jun 7 15:04:58 1997 THORNTON - HARTMAN - MATHEWS would like to exchange information with any descendants of James M THORNTON and Catherine M. HARTMAN married 17 Jan 1843, probably in Athens County. James died Athens County 1858. Children: James W.-John N.- Henry H.-Colwin P.-Wesley H.-Nancy E.--Mary S. Also, seeking information on Matilda Ann MATHEWS born Bristol PA 20 Sep 1849, died Athens County 27 Jan 1926. Buried Matheny Cemetery, Athens County, York Township. Married Abraham HARTMAN 25 Sep 1867. .

Sharon Belt Wed Jun 11 06:27:01 1997 </B> Looking for information on Millard Dunfee and Margaret Ann SPROUSE Dunfee born in Athens County. Millard: 11/19/1894-6/7/74 Margaret: 2/4/1895-6/11/69

Michael P. Davis Tue Jun 10 08:24:03 1997 </B>10 OCT. 1997 Michael P. Davis, 1850 Census Athens Co. Ohio lists DAVIS, Peter-- Male 28 yrs Occ. Carpenter BP, OH Margaret, 32F * Cartwright 07 M Sch Susannah 06 F Sarah J. 04 F Charlisle 01 M Athens Co OH Death Index lists Carth C. DAVIS, b. Nov. 25, 1842 d. May 21, 1898. Vol 2, pg 35. M.June 08, 1863, Rabecca E. WINTERS, b. Dec. 14, 1844, d. Jan 12, 1902. Believe Cartwright C. Davis had child, Ira DAVIS, b. 1861, d. Aug 16, 1920, Mansfield, Richland Co. Ohio. Cartwright C. Davis served in 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War.I need Ira J. DAVIS' wife and children. Ira's death Cert lists father as Cart DAVIS, Mothers maiden name Unknown. Believe Ira's wife could be Mary Cath. Bauman. Anyone researching this family please contact or Michael P. Davis, 555 N. Mur-Len, 203 Olathe, Kansas 66062. TIA


Marilyn (Reeves) Doles Sat Jun 21 11:16:39 1997 WILLIAM REEVES b:18 June 1870--d:29 Sept. 1907. William died at the Athens State Hospital (Insane Asylum). I found his death record from Athens Co. Probate Court, but I need to find out more info. Don't know if buried in the hospital cemetery, or family took his body home to Highland Co., Ohio. Appreciate any help.


Frances R. Mauk Sun Jun 22 08:07:07 1997 I would like the address of Michael Frombolt Query Sun Sept 17:29:34 1996. I am interested in the genealogy of the Shirley and France family? (particularly Christian France and John Shirley) Frances R (McCarter) Mauk. In Muskingam, then Athens Counties.


SHARON LEDSOME Thu Jun 26 22:28:14 1997 I am looking for the parents of ZACHARIAH SKIVER born in Ohio about 1826. Zachariah married Mrs. MARYANN CASSIDY about 1845 in Athens Cty. They are listed on the 1850 Athens Cty census. In 1860 he was living in Hancok Cty,Oh and after 1867 in Greenup Cty. Ky. I have not been able to connect him with any of the SKIVERS I have found in Athens Cty. or surrounding counties. I have hit a stone wall and would appreciate any help. Thank you. Sharon Ledsome




Donald Pomeroy Fri Jun 27 15:06:29 1997 I am looking for information on these family members. Thomas Russell Smith Sr. His wife's name is Ann Smith. Thomas Russell Smith Jr. Born in Athens, OHIO 13 July 1866. James Pomeroy and wife Katherine Pomeroy born in Ohio. John Frazier and wife Margaret Frazier born in Ohio. Thank you for any help given. I am at a stand still with these names.</B>


6/27/97 Lorinda LeClain Fri Jun 27 16:03:18 1997 </B> Morgan County Query I am researching the names BYERS and GREEN who lived in Morgan county during the 1850-1870? I have found an Elisha Byers aged 42 years in 1860 census who married Tabitha (Maiden name unknown) children: Benjamin, George, Sarah J., Martha A., Ransom, Andrew, and Lydia M. any birth death or marriages would be helpful on these people. The GREEN'S that I am researching are Isaac and Margaret (maiden name unknown) GREEN their children: Jesse, Nathaniel, Henry, Lucinda, Joseph, and Emery Green. Any information is helpful.


Susan Johnson Sat Jun 21 21:07:39 1997 WILSON,AthensCo. Ohio USA 1822-1907. I am looking for information about Ggrandparents PeterBaker WILSON and Rebecca THOMAS. They lived in Mineral Oh. in 1863. There children were Martha, Jossaphine, MaryAnn, Elizabeth, Slylvester,Elias, Alviretta, Nathan,,William and Charles. I do know that Elias ,Nathan, and William moved to Eastern Wa. & N.Idaho. What happened to the family members that stayed In Ohio. I have much info on Nathan and his Descendants, he was my grandfather.


Marilyn (Reeves) Doles Sat Jun 21 11:16:39 1997 WILLIAM REEVES b:18 June 1870--d:29 Sept. 1907. William died at the Athens State Hospital (Insane Asylum). I found his death record from Athens Co. Probate Court, but I need to find out more info. Don't know if buried in the hospital cemetery, or family took his body home to Highland Co., Ohio. Appreciate any help. at Jun 21 20:10:08 1997 </B>


Jean Scarlott Sat Sep 6 21:01:19 1997
Seeking any info on Willaim SCARLOTT b. 1815 Wash. Co. Pa. married Anne NOBLE in Jeff. Co. Oh. Listed on the 1880 Athens Co. Oh. census with the following children; James N. b. 1851, mard. Amanda L. DUNFEE , John W. b. 1854 mard. Laura SYNDER; Mary E. b. 1857 mard. David B,MARLOW; William Elihu b. 1858 mard. Fannie DAVIS. Will share what info I have on the family.

Angelia Robison Thu Sep 4 10:42:24 1997
Looking for any information on James Valentine Posey, b.8-22-1861?, sister-Susie Rebecca, b.9-19-1868, brother-Harrison- unknown? Know they were born in Ohio, could be in Athens as that in where I found James Valentine married with four children. Wife was Annie Laura Matheny. They moved to Texas late 1910. Would like any help I can get in finding out the parents were and if there were other siblings and as for as I know, parents were born in Ohio also.

Angelia Robison Tue Sep 2 11:03:46 1997
Looking for any information on John Matheny, born 1789?,in Va.,married Rebecca Benjamin. Had 2 or children-John married Mary E. Boyles; Andrew married Mary Jane Richison. If you are decended from any of these people, and have knowledge of the first John, please contact me.John


Jennifer Coumbs Thu Sep 18 14:14:27 1997
Am researching the KATZENBACH family. Jacob KATZENBACH married Katharina WIXLER in Germany. They settled in PA, then Athens Co, OH, and had these children: Catherine (b1853, m John HERROLD), George, (b.1855,m Eliza Jane MILLER), Louisa (b1857, m Christopher HERROLD), Mary (b1860), Jacob (b1861, m Elizabeth MCDONALD), John, (b1864, m Cora E LOWERY), Anna (b.1866 or 1867, m. James A PALMER), William, (b1869, m Sadie TITTLE), Charles, (b1871, m Etha WARNE, Emma (b1873, m.Birton F SMITH), Henry Frank, (b1875, m. Olive Almeda WATERS) Am especially looking for family to help in researching Jacob and Katharina. Also, Joh Matheis KATZENBACH, who came to US in 1769 on the ship MINERVA.

Sue Waterman  Sep. 22, 1997   Seeking any information on the BOTKIN(  BODKIN) family in Athens County. Where Charles BOTKIN, b. 1817, Richard BOTKIN, b. 1807, William BOTKIN, b. 1826, brothers. Was their father, Richard Botkin, born 1787?  Was Mary BODKIN who married William Johnson, a sister of Richard, b. 1787?  Where are all the descendants? Most of the original family lived in the Little Hocking area.

Ginseng Mon Sep 29 03:46:16 1997
I am looking for more information or cousins in Athens Co, Ohio. Michael SWARTZ mar Mary DAY. Their son Israel SWARTZ mar Etta STANLEY. Their son Virgil Albert SWARTZ b. 06 MAY 1880 mar Myrtie V VAN DYNE b. 24 SEP 1886.

Peggy Mon Sep 29 08:10:34 1997
Seeking information on Daniel KENEY/KENNEY who is found in Alexander Twp., in the 1920 OH Census. Trying to determine if this is the same Daniel who mar. Clestia/Christie LINSCOTT cir. 1890. Daniel was b. abt 1858. If same, trying to locate dates/place of burial of him and his wife. Thanks for your help.

Fanice Frank Mon Sep 29 17:20:37 1997
Looking for my greatgrandfather, Chandler Price TAYLOR. I posted this first under unknown counties but now I think it was either Washington County or Athens County because my father says his grandmother said it was Marietta. He was a Civil War vet, so he was probably born ca 1835-1845. The information I originally had about his birth was that it was in 'Morristown', of which there are or were 3 in Ohio, hence the unknown county. But one of them is in Athens county which is next to Washington, where Marietta is, and my father also recalls her saying it was 'down near the river'. Anyway he was married to Rosetta LUPHER, who was originally from PA. He was her second husband; her first was surnamed GILSON (don't know given name) and her son by that marriage had the given name Morris - presumably related to 'Morristown', so the Gilsons were probably also from Ohio. The TAYLORs had three daughters, Augusta, Eva (b. 1882, who became my grandmother) and Nellie. They were still living in Ohio when Eva was born in 1882, though they eventually returned to Pennsylvania, I don't know when. He is buried in PA. It is a reasonable guess that CHANDLER and PRICE were maiden names of his mother and/or grandmother(s) but I have no evidence of that.

D. Eggleston Thu Oct 2 08:48:17 1997
Seeking information on Henry Smith b. 1798 in PA and his wife Nancy b. 1791 in Virginia. Don't know date or place of marriage. They were in Athens Co. in 1828 when son, Jackson M. Smith, was born. Also had children, William Smith, Leander L. Smith, and John C. Smith. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

D. Eggleston Thu Oct 2 09:15:36 1997
Seeking proof of marriage of Andrew W. McCulloch and Ruth Foreman.Andrew was b. 1801 in Virginia. Unknown when and where Ruth was born. They were in Athens Co., by 1843. Andrew and Ruth had children Sarah Jane, Samuel, Georgiana, Margaret, Mary Catharine, Hardesty, William S., Susan E., Napoleon B., James D. and Rebecca. Andrew

Karen DeMonge Sun Oct 5 07:14:09 1997
Looking for the parents of Samuel Shields born 1809 in Athens Co., Ohio. Is the David Shields listed in the 1830 census for Rome Twp. Athens Co., Samuel's father? A Margaret Shields who married Wilson Selby and William Shields who married Lydia Selby were children of David Shields. Does anyone have any information on this Shields family? Willing to exchange information.

Sandra Quinn Sun Oct 5 08:54:08 1997
I am researching the descendants of D. Otho Richards, and the descendants of Dominick McFoy, and also the descendants of Sylvester Noland. Sylvester's wife Emily Jane Richards Noland died in Washington County 10-7-1907. Emily was the aunt of John Ellsworth McFoy who married her daughter Carolyn Melissa Noland in Washington County, John was residing in Athens county, Ohio at the time. John and Carolyn had children Georgia Elizabeth and Benjamin F. and John E. McFoy. Also Daniel McFoy the brother of John E. McFoy and son of Dominick McFoy married Clara Oella Hazelrigg in Washington County, Ohio. I am trying to complete a family history for myself and other descendants. It is very confusing sorting through all the interrelated marriages. I would appreciate any information from other researchers, I am willing to share. Sandra Quinn

Thomas Putnam Sun Oct 5 09:37:15 1997
Smith Elizebeth Geannette i am looking for the obit. Do not know the date of death but was some time betwin 1954 1958 at coolville Martin was her last name be for she married Frank Smith. Any and all info. On Nettie Smith Born Sept.24 1880 Would be wel come

Richard Baker Mon Oct 6 08:05:59 1997
I am looking for the parents of Mariah Hyde Lattimer, whom was born in Athens, Amesville, on August 19, 1825. I have searched some records and come across a death record with David and Catherine as last name for the mother. However, searching the LDS library information and came across a Daniel D. Latimer and a Katherine Hyde whom were married on August 17, 1823 in Athens, Amesville, Ohio. Daniel's Middle name could be David and since it was common to give the wife's maiden name as a middle name to the children...possibly this couple could have been Mariah's parents. The marriage place of Daniel and Katherine is the same place as the birth of Mariah....If anyone has information that can help me in my search....please email me at

Gale Bolles Mon Oct 6 22:28:30 1997
I am looking for info on Orpha Annis Weimer (Weimmer) born Sept 23, 1903 in Athens Co. She married Earl Rudolph Davis born Aug 14, 1901 in McArthur, Vinton Co. Ohio. Her parents were Lee Weimer (Weimmer, Wymer) married Olive Cochran. I know there was at least one other daughter named Norma Jean Weimer? Any info would be appreciated.

DELSA Tue Oct 14 16:40:32 1997
Charles Milton HORN b. 1880 was living in Athens, Athens County, Ohio in 1900. At that time he wrote a letter to his brother stating that he was working for "the Engineers". This Charles Horn's family never heard from him again. Does anyone have an idea what "engineers" he might have been talking about?

Andrea Stewart Tue Oct 14 20:54:41 1997
I am searching for information on the family of Elmer G. DAVIS and Louisa COPPER who were married in Athens County, Ohio, on June 28, 1896. Elmer worked as a blacksmith. If you know anything about this Davis family, please let me hear from you.

Emmett Mason Fri Oct 17 09:06:03 1997
MASON: I am seeking connections between the name below and MASONs who were in Fairfield Co. OH in 1820-1830 era. From 1820 OH Census Index: MASON, William Athens Co. pg 135 Troy twp/town Any contact is welcome.

Talma Klaassen Sunday November 9, 1997

Seek parents of Daniel TEETERS and his wife Mary A.  They were residents of athens co. , Alexander twp in 1850.  Daniel was b. 1802 PA, Mary was b. 1811 PA. Children:  Samantha b. 1828(Nathan Kinney), Diane b. 1830(Andrew Stannart), Sarab. 1832, Adelia H. b. 1834(Henry Nelson Newton), Eliza Sidney b. 1836(Wm. Laughlin, Frances Amanda b. 1840(Samuel O. Bean, Carolline b. 1842 (Robert Buchanan).  Adelia and Caroline went to Taylor co. IA by 1862 to teach to school. Talma Klaassen

Donna Vaughn, Seeking info on following families of WEBSTER/GRUBB/COOK, at Athens
Co.Ohio Daniel Joseph WEBSTER,d:1880,Athens,OH, md.Mary COOK.
had children:.
1.Gerome Thomas WEBSTER,b:1867,Athens,d:1926,Columbus,OH
md. Erdine GRUBB,md.July 5, 1892,Athens City,Athens Co.OH
Erdine GRUBB WEBSTERs mother was a Quaker of English descent.
2.Francis WEBSTER
3.Cyrus WEBSTER,b:c1855,d:11 Mar.1943,bur.Wyer Cemetery,Athens.OH.
4.Lonnie WEBSTER
5.Willis WEBSTER
I need any info on these people. I have nothing on them.
Thank you
Donna VaughnEmail:

Donna Vaughn  Nov. 22, 1997
GRUBB/DRIGGS, Wells Grubb md. Almeda Driggs,4 Aug.1846 at Morgan Co.OH.
No other Driggs or Grubbs were in Morgan Co. at the time. By 1850, Wells
Grub is living in Athens Co.Bern Twp. I believe they moved to Athens to
be near her family "DRIGGS". Almeda Driggs is likely a daughter or
granddaughter of either Seth DRIGGS or George DRIGGS of Athens. Well
Grubb and Almeda Driggs Grubb may be my grt-grt grandparents.
Contact: Donna Vaughn

SJ    Nov. 27, 1997 From:
We are looking for a David OSBORN who married a Charlotte and lived in rome
Twp., Athen Co., Ohio for the 1850 Census. the had 2 children that we know
of. then david marries a Ann TRAVIS on March 6, 1867. Ann Travis has a Son
David Travis Born June 1867. If you have any information on either of these
it would be helpful.  SJ
David and Janice  Mell    Nov. 29, 1997 
I am interested in learning about J. B. MELL that is listed in the 1830
Census. Athens Co. page 418 Athens township. If anybody has that info
please let me know.

Ronald L. Powell Jr. Nov. 29, 1997My father, Ronald Leon POWELL Sr. was born in Athens CO. OH on 9 March, 1940.   His mother's name is Clarice Powell. Maiden name unknown. His father's name has always been given to me as, Paul Edward Powell.
After my father's death on 3 July, 1986, I discovered that my father's
biological father was a BREEZ. My blood line is, therefore, BREEZE.
Any info on the Breeze name in Athens county would be very much appreciated.

The Curtis family came to Athens  County in 1796 DUTTON - I have a single line of descent from Kingsman Dutton who arrived  in 1806. There weren't too many other lines.
>  I also have some information on Bartlett and England which were
originally  from Athens or adjacent counties. Overall, my family has lived in Athens
> County for about 200 years.  I keep a lot of my genealogy information on my web site:


Searching for information on Nicholas and Rebecca (PHILLIPS) SMITH and their family. Nicholas died 1851 and Rebecca died 1871. They resided in Amesville, Athens Co., and both are buried in the  Amesville Cemetery. Am willing to share information with anyone
who can help.
Byron Petersen

Valery Johnson  Dec. 10, 1997
Trying to find my Daniel STEWART b: 1830-1850 married to Sarah
Elizabeth? born around same time span. Know of one child Sarah Jane
b: 9-20-1867 d:12-9-1948. Could be more children. Is this a son,
grandson or relation to Daniel Bentine Stewart in Athens Co. History??
Valerie Johnson frog@bright.nwt

Robert E. Blackford      Dec 19, 1997
BLACKFORD, Charles E., b. Feb. 1, 1878 in Lathrop Furnace, Athens, Ohio. Died
on August 17, 1934. Killed in the Kimberly Mine cave in on that date. The
Kimberly mine is in the Athens/Nelsonville area.
BLACKFORD, Margaret (maiden name GLANCY), b. Oct./Nov. 3, 1875 in Carter
County, KY. Died on April 25, 1963 in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio. After
Charles was killed in the mine she moved to Cambridge, date unknown.
Charles & Margaret had 4 children:
Charles E. Blackford, b. Jan. 16, 1900
Ethelbert O. Blackford, b. March 18, 1903
Lula Fay Blackford, b. April 17, 1905
Lila Leona Blackford, b. Aug. 1907
Charles E. Blackford's parents were:
BLACKFORD, Benjamin Franklin, buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, in Nelsonville,
Athens, Ohio, section S3. Benjamin served with the 18th Ohio Vol Inf., Co. C,
in the Civil War. He was married to BLACKFORD, Lydia (maiden name ANDERSON)
1843-1916, believe to have been from PA. She is also buried in Greenlawn
Cemetery, section S3.
I have come to the end of the trail and need a lead. Send any info via e-
Thanks, Robert E. Blackford, Raleigh, NC

Dec. 24, 1997
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I have an 1836 marriage between John HAYNES and Eunice GIBBS (place unknown) and the birth of a son (other siblings?) Sheldon Harrison HAYNES in 1844 in Nelsenville. In his Civil War papers, he gives this Nelsenville (Nelsonville?) as Meigs Co. (where he later settled -- well, actually, both sides of the river!) but I am beginning to believe he got this wrong. Athens Co.?????????
I have:
1) John HAYNES m. Eunice GIBBS (d/o Sheldon GIBBS and
Sarah DASHNER), 11 December 1836
2) Sheldon Harrison HAYNES (b. 1844, Nelsenville,
Meigs [ATHENS???] Co., OH; d. 26 November 1906, ???, Mason Co.,
WV), m. Ann Buckingham RAMSEY (b. 2 August 1845, Newcastle-on-Thyne, Durham, England; d. 24 October 1916, Clifton, Mason Co., WV; d/o John RAMSEY and
Jane PORTER), 10 April 1863 (Middleport, Meigs Co., OH)
3) etc., etc.Help ....Ed Haynes (

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