Sandra Mitchell-Quinn your webmaster and administrator

Welcome to the Athens county, Ohio genealogy website which is a part of OHGenWeb, Ohio History Network, American History and Genealogy project, and the American Local History Network. I am Sandra Mitchell-Quinn your webmaster and administrator. I hope you will find this website informative and helpful in your genealogy research efforts. If you are being charged to view this website, you could be viewing it freely, it's what genweb is all about!! This website is the sole copyright of the creator (Sandra Mitchell Quinn) and may not be reproduced and republished without the creator's permission. However it is acceptable to copy information for use on one's own personal computer in their genealogy research. My interests are in the coal mine field towns and there will be more information presented on this history from my personal research. If you have any Athens county research on your family or town that you wish to submit for this website I will gladly post it for you. Feel free to email me!!! Thanks to all submitters so far for helping to make this a great website of over 200 webpages for readers to browse through. Have a great visit, and come back often!

Read and Post a Response to Sandy's essay on Appalachian Language!

Read about the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council


View other websites I have created and maintain, or have contributed to:

  1. My Pet Project: The Murray City Train Depot Restoration

  2. Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy and History for OHGenWeb, ALHN, OHN!

  3. Gideon D. Mitchell genealogy research!

  4. John Lee Robinson genealogy research on David Robinson's website!

  5. James Drum Echols genealogy research on Howard Eckel's website!

  6. Emma Allen Skinner Spurgeon - view her descendants, maybe you are there!

  7. Family Tree Maker website! My Athens county ancestors discussed on FTM are: John Lee Robinson (purchased land in Athens in 1840), Josiah Lee (purchased land in Athens county in 1832), Gideon D. Mitchell (purchased land in Athens county in 1837), and John Quinn who died in Athens county in 1921 and was a member of 18th Reg, Co. K in the Civil War.

  8. Family Homepage at

About Me


Celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with my husband Dennis Quinn at Ohio University's Baker Center


When we first met in 1977 he was a student at OU and I was a student at OSU.  We had lots of fun evenings at Baker Center, the OU student center.  Baker Center will be dismantled soon, so it was fitting to spend our 25th anniversary dinner here.



June 2003

professional and genealogical memberships:

            through civil war soldier ancestors Reuben Spurgeon (of Hocking county), Thomas Collins ( of Athens county),

            and Isaac Mains (of Ross county).

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