Morgan County, Ohio

Genealogy Queries.

Jan. - Dec. 1999 (part 1)

Jane Pate, Thu Jan 7, 1999, 13:27:40
Looking for parents and siblings of James S. McCULLOUGH, born in 1827 in Malta, Morgan Co., OH. He married Mary Jane RUSK, 12 Oct 1848, in Morgan Co. Mary Jane was the daughter of James and Sarah Helen (STANBERY) RUSK. Any help with this family will be greatly appreciated.

MELISSA MUSICK, Fri Jan 8, 1999, 08:14:59
BANKS & COOLEY-- looking for info on the family of John Edward Banks and Henrietta Cooley. He was born in McConnelsville in 1843 and then they or he moved to Letart Falls, but not sure as to when. He enlisted in the Union army from Letart Falls. Henrietta parents were from Ohio. She married John in Missouri in 1870. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

STEVE HEDGES, Fri Jan 8, 1999, 19:33:46
I am looking for information on JOSEPH DOUTHETT. He was born in 1810 and lived in Chester Hill MORGAN COUNTY. He was a carpenter/mason and lived in this county.

LISA WATSON, Sun Jan 10, 1999, 00:19:30
LOOKING FOR REED,WHITE: OSMER CONVIS REED married SARAH WHITE and had the following children: ROY REED, LOUIS REED, FORREST (BUD)REED, MARY REED, GRACE REED, ALTOA REED and THURMAN GLENN (BUCKY)REED. OSMER and SARAH born about 1865 to 1875. OSMER and SARAH are buried in a cemetery in Mcconnellsville, morgan county, ohio. if you can help please let me know. thanks lisa watson, madisonville, kentucky

LISA WATSON, Sun Jan 10, 1999, 00:25:33
looking for information on ELLIS,NEWMAN: JOHN ELLIS married CLARA MAE NEWMAN and had the following children: DALE ELLIS, EARL ELLIS and SYLVIA PEARL ELLIS. john and clara born about 1855 to 1865. sylvia had her children in malta, morgan county ohio. thanks lisa watson, madisonville, kentucky

Georgia Weitzel, Tue Jan 12, 1999, 11:29:42
Seeking information on Elias JONES born 8 Aug 1790. Moved to Ohio along with his brothers, Increase and Charles. He moved from Meigs County to Morgan County. Looking for his wife, if he married, and his children. Will share what information I have. Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can give me.

Jim Bain, Fri Jan 15, 1999, 19:04:59
Am looking for info on James BAIN and Rosanna MASTERSON married April 29, 1866. Their chrildren were Edward, John Charles, Sylvester, George, James, Thomas Frank, and Mary Alice.Looking also for info on Blanche QUILLAN daughter of Rev. E. C. QUILLAN. Blanche married George BAIN on Jan. 29,1918. sername search BAIN, MASTERSON, QUILLAN.

Susan Ann Benjamin Standish, Sat Jan 16, 1999, 15:56:30
Trying to find the parents of either James BENJAMIN b Jan 26, 1833 - d Aug 2, 1889 married Julea POWERS b Nov 3, 1836 - d Sept 16, 1910. Both are buried in Penn Baptist Cemetery, Morgan County. Children were Clyd BENJAMIN d 1933, Charles BENJAMIN m Olive NAYLOR, George BENJAMIN m Ella RAINEY, Annie BENJAMIN, May BENJAMIN m George EARICH, Sidney BENJAMIN, John Edwin BENJAMIN b Aug 16, 1858 - d Oct 15, 1883 m Emma Jane DRAKE in Morgan County, Ohio. Any help given would be greatly appreciated. Also researching BINGHAMS, BINGMANS, COULTER, PARSONS, BEST & the rest of the BENJAMIN family. All were born or lived in or around Morgan County.

Lisa Hoffman, Thu Jan 21, 1999, 07:18:15
ROWLAND, REED Looking for Jacob J. Rowland, born around 1867. He married a Caroline Reed (Carrie) in Washington Co., in 1888. That is the only record we have with his name on it, but we believe he is related to the Morgan County Rowland family. Jacob may not have gone by his given name, maybe his middle name, but we don't know what the J stood for. Jacob and Carrie had five children: Detha, Elmer (Jacob Elmer A. Rowland, never went by Jacob), Simon, Austin, and Estella. Any help would be appreciated. I have hit a brick wall with this family. Thank you!

B Moore, Fri Jan 22, 1999, 09:35:33
Looking for information on Soloman Hartford WHITEHOUSE and his sons Charles and Robert. Soloman was born in Maine. Unsure where his sons were born. Charles married Rachael YOUNG and they ghad a daughter Stella who was born in Morgan County

Glenn E. Pickett, Sun Jan 24, 1999, 14:31:26
Seeking ancestry for James Manley, b 1/22/1829 in Chester Co. PA, d 4/27/1911 in Morgan Co. Ohio. On 3/18/1850 he married Lydia Ball Naylor. Their daugher, Sarah D. Manley married Issac Brown Pickett. These are the Manleys of the Brown-Manley Plow Co. Jame's father was William Manley, b abt 1804 in Cecile Co. MY and died 8/25/1879 in Penn twp. Morgan Co, Ohio.

Carol M. Dennis , Mon Feb 1, 1999, 09:25:15
I am searching for descendants of Absolum/Absalom Dennis and his wife, Mary Ann Wilson Dennis who moved to Monroe County, OH in 1832/1833 from Loudoun County, VA. They had 15 children. I am told some of the children moved to Morgan County, OH and raised families. Can anyone provide information on these Dennis families?

Larry Hedden, Mon Feb 1, 1999, 18:45:54
Looking for siblings, children, or relatives of Carrie [Mingus]RUNYON. She was born in Elliott, Morgan Co, Homer Twp.,Ohio, in 1902. One of 8 children of Perley MINGUS and Florea BROOKS. She married "Happy" RUNYON ca 1920 in Morgan Co., we believe they had 4 sons. She died in Kingman, Mohave Co., AZ Aug. 1997. Her name at time of death was QUAINTANCE indicating she had remarried at some time in her life. We know of one son, Robert RUNYON, now desceased, but have no other data on her family. Any information on this Lady's family, especially those still living will be appreciated.

Shari McConkey, Tue Feb 2, 1999, 02:19:56
Looking for info on Henry GEDDES family in Morgan Co. Henry GEDDES was married to Tamzon FORST. They had a son William GEDDES who married Laura Hagerman abt 1851.Would like to find other children of Henry GEDDES possibly Thomas. Need death records for Henry and Tamzon and marriage record for William and Laura and possibly any of their children born before 1855. If possible would like to get names of Henry GEDDES' parents. Would appreciate any solid info anyone can provide.

Durwood R. Durbin, Wed Feb 3, 1999, 22:23:29
DURBIN, MINIER, Morgan Cty,OH. I am researching my greatgrandparents William DURBIN b 28 Feb 1834 in McConnelsville and Pleasant MINIER b 19 Jan 1834 in McConnelsville. They married 28 Feb 1854 in Moprgan City. They at some time went to Centerville Iowa. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Elisabeth Davidson, Thu Feb 4, 1999, 13:43:41
JACOB FOY is listed in a publication called Gen. Extracts from Naturalization Records, P.15. Date:1838-1840. The book was published by Morgan Co. Gen. Soc. in 1982. Does anyone have access to this publication and would be willing to share its information? Thanks.

Grace Hester, Fri Feb 5, 1999, 05:33:54
Looking for any information on James L. Wagner born in Morgan County Nov. 7, 1844, parents were Peter Wagner of Maryland and Elizabeth SIVARD who were married in Morgan County December 7, 1843.

Elisabeth Davidson, Sat Feb 6, 1999, 08:49:32
JACOB FOY is listed in a publication called "Geneological Extracts from Naturalization Records, Morgan Co. OH" He is on P. 15 and the dates are 1838-1840. The book was published by Morgan Co. Gen. Soc. 1982. Does anyone have access to this publication and would be willing to share Info? Thank you.

Susan Ann Benjamin - Standish, Sat Feb 6, 1999, 10:58:04
Looking for anyone that may have pictures of school days when taught by Daniel Clement Parsons (also known as DC Parsons) in the Pennsville Schools. Or anyone having any information on DC Parsons. He was my great-grandfather. Please email me at

Sharon Haney, Tue Feb 9, 1999, 16:04:13
Looking for information pertaining to LIVEZEY, KING, HAINES,and BURES. Livezey family immagrated to Ohio into Morgan County before 1852 and left for Iowa in 1852. Jonathan Livezey married Mary King. We know of one child born in 1832 a Henry Livezey. He married Ann Haines in 1851. Ann is daughter of Thomas Haines and Elizabeth Bures of Licking county Ohio. Any information on these names would be greatly appreciated we can follow Henry to Iowa where he died in 1906.

KarenCA, Thu Feb 11, 1999, 01:57:25
Seeking birth information on my GG Grandfather: ROBERT R. HENDERSON,b 1830-1835 in Morgan County, Ohio. Married: ELIZABETH PERCELL(Sp?) in Morgan Co. in 1856. Their son: JOHN SINCLAIR HENDERSON, was born in Ross Co., Ohio,1861. I would treasure any birth and parent info on Robert and/or Elizabeth. Thanks, KarenCA DOTY_CARSTENSEN@MSN.COM

Ellen Baney, Sun Feb 14, 1999, 02:24:41
want ancestry or information on the DUNLAP family of Morgan Co. Ohio Robert DUNLAP married Temperance DECKER in Morgan couunty in 1823 or 24. They came to the Delaware county Indiana area and had many children. I am also interested in gaining data on the DECKERS.

Lisa Watson, Thu Feb 18, 1999, 20:03:32
Looking for any information on Marian ELLIS 1830-1906 married Patty E.? and had the following children: Francis, Julia, Wesley, Clarence and John. Marian is buried in the Ellis cemetery in Morgan County. Any information would greatly appreciated.

Audrey Annable Franklin, Thu Feb 18, 1999, 22:14:51
I am looking for information on the family of Phillip E. or H. BROOKS b 1800 VA and wife Margaret b. 1801 VA or OH. They homesteaded in Manchester Twp, Morgan Cty, OH. He got 160 acres on Jan. 19, 1819 of a Military Tract. There were three other men in the immediate area that may have been brothers or cousins or father ie James, William and Ezra BROOKS. Children were John R b 1837, Phillip, and Sarah Elizabeth b 1840. She married WIlliam W. BARNHOUSE of Morgan/Noble Cty and they left about 1865 or so for NE. Phillip remarried when Margaret died to a younger woman named Mary Ellen (DYE?) and had Eber Warren BROOKS in 1859 at almost 60. They later had Mary Anne Rose BROOKS in 1862. I would like to know where and when he died and who his parents and siblings were. Any information is appreciated. Audrey

Bev Hildreth, Sat Feb 20, 1999, 09:46:06
Looking for information on HENRY WILLMAN, married to ELIZABETH DOWNING. Daughter was Cynthia Anna Willman, married to Henry William STONEKING. Henry and Cynthia are originally from MORGAN COUNTY and moved to Ripley Co, Indiana around 1840. Any information will be appreciated.

Michael Ellison, Sat Feb 20, 1999, 14:30:57
Looking for information on William Ellison, born DEc 11, 1819 In Morgan Co. Ohio. Would like to determine Williams parents and if he had any siblings.

Teddy L Davis, Sat Feb 20, 1999, 16:33:19
I am looking for the parents of John F DAVIS and Annie LAW who were married 02 Mar 1893. I am also looking for info on Reuben,John,and George Washington RILEY, As well as John MCGREGOR, husband of Lydia Ann WARNER. Other surnames of interest are: VANOSTER and TANNER

Dar Hackle, Sun Feb 21, 1999, 09:40:26
I am looking for the information that is shown on the Morgan County 1850 census for a Harrison McFarland, listed as living in Bristol Township on p. 337. Could some kind person who has access to this census please look up the information that shows for this man and his family and email the information. I would be most grateful. I believe this man may be related to my Isaac McFarland who was living in Louisa County, IA in 1850. He may perhaps be a brother to Isaac and I would like to make a connection. Please email me privately. Thanks so much. Dar

Jackie Savage Marshall, Sun Feb 21, 1999, 12:12:04
THURLOW, DYER, MORRIS: Benjamin THURLOW m Jane DYER in Morgan Co., OH in 1828, who were her parents? William THURLOW m Sarah Ann MORRIS in Morgan Co., OH in 1849. Who were her parents? I would like to correspond with anyone working on these surnames. Thank you, Jackie

Larry D. Conkle, Tue Feb 23, 1999, 20:15:05
Looking for info on Hannah SPRAGUE (1812) m: John CONKLE on Sept. 14, 1829 in Morgan County. Children I have as follows: Elizabeth, David, Nancy, John Henry, Isaac, Samuel, Julianna. Hannah's parents to be Samuel SPRAGUE and Hannah DELONG. Will exchange info.

Peggy, Mon Mar 1, 1999, 01:40:40
Researching the following surnames of Morgan, Washington and Jefferson Cos., OH: KENNEY/KINNEY/KENEY, PALMER, WILSON, ZUMBRO, ADRIAN, ROWLAND, HALE, HARSHE.

Russ Prescott, Mon Mar 1, 1999, 02:40:40
I am looking for information on my gggrandfather Henry Prescott I found his name in the book Genealogical Extracts from Naturalization Records Morgan Co., Ohio. In this book it list the source of information as Morgan County Common Pleas Minutes (volumes A-I). What I would like to know is where do I find a copy of the Naturalization records.

Dore' Sutton, Tue Mar 2, 1999, 01:40:40
CLENDENEN/SMITH/PHILLIS Searching for information on the following people. James CLENDENEN was born 3 October 1826 in Morgan County, Ohio. On 21 January 1847 he married mary Elizabeth PHILLIS. They had two children, John CLENDENEN, born 17 December 1847 and Rachel Jane CLENDENEN, born 11 March 1851. Mary Elizabeth PHILLIS CLENDENEN died on 23 June 1853, and her husband, James CLENDENEN moved west to Iowa to find a new start. He left his two children with family while he settled himself in a new location and planned on sending for the children at a later date. He was never able to do this. On the 1860 census of Morgan County, Ohio, son John CLENDENEN was living with the family of Archibal JORDAN and his wife Rachal Jane PHILLIS JODAN. Daughter Rachel Jane CLENDENEN was living with her grandparents Joseph and Elizabeth PHILLIS. Son John CLENDENEN is reported to have died in Andersonville POW camp. Rachel Jane CLENDENEN married John SMITH of Morgan County, Ohio and had the following children: Joseph Alva, Frank, Mildred, William M. and Harry. Any information about the parents of James CLENDENEN or any information about the marriage date, death date and children of Rachel Jane CLENDENEN SMITH would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Sharon Murray Walton, Tue Mar 2, 1999, 04:57:12
Trying to trace the parents of James MAYHUGH and spouse Mary Elizabeth ELLIOTT who married in Morgan Co. about 1829. Their first child, Mary Elizabeth MAYHUGH, was born there before they moved to Athens Co., OH. The 1830 Morgan Co. census lists a John MAYHUGH in the 40/50 age group; could he be the father of James?

Judy Storey, Sun Mar 7, 1999, 12:10:40
COLEMAN, STORY-- I am searching for information on John Coleman and George Story of Morgan Co, OH who purchased a land patent together on 10 Feb 1831. Any information on these men or their families. Thanks, Judy

Mark Hill, Fri Mar 12, 1999, 06:48:37
DAVIS/HART/COX I am looking for information on a Hester Hart b. c1803; d. 1843 in Sarahsville, Morgan Co., OH. She married David Davis 13 Jan 1821 in Guernsey Co., OH. They had the following children: William; David; Aaron; Eliza A.; Moses; Maria Jane (my ggg grandmother) b. 16 May 1843 in Sarahsville, Morgan Co., OH. I suspect that Hester died during childbirth or soon after as David married Elizabeth Cox 28 Dec. 1843 in Morgan Co. OH. David and Elizabeth had the following children: Sarah; Benjamin; Silas; Nancy; Neri; Elijah; Hester; Eli; Henry; Any information you might have to connect would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Shirley Lillie, Sat Mar 13, 1999, 10:47:41
FOUTS, HEDGES, MILLER I would like to contact anyone researching these families. John Miller and his son David both married Sarah Fouts. David lived in Malta Twp. & had kids Sebastian, Ruth, Susannah, David, Charles & William. He then moved to Muskinghum Co in 1858. These Millers & Fouts married into the Hedges family.

Darline Duncan, Sat Mar 13, 1999, 14:53:38
PEUGH/PUGH, BARKHURST, McELFRESH, DEW, WHITE. These names I have found since I wrote a query in October looking for families who married into my PEUGH/PUGH family in Morgan Co. in the 1840's. LEWIS BARKHURST married Nancy Peugh, and their daughter married a McELFRESH. Angelina PEUGH married JOHN DEW, Clarissa PEUGH married WALTER WHITE..If you have any of these names in your tree, let's share info. I also found my William H. PEUGH had remarried in 1843 to a MARTHA J. WOODS and there were four more daughters living with them in 1850. I'd like to find them and who they married.

Kim Conley, Sun Mar 14, 1999, 16:43:35
Looking for any information on the family of Perry and Jane Alvey. They married in Belmont Co., OH. Jane's father, Charles Eckles, lists her in his will as living on a farm he owned in Morgan Co. This was in 1856, so I assume that Perry died before this time. I'd like to know what happened to her - when she died, what children they had, where the property was, anything.

Peggy Taylor, Sun Mar 14, 1999, 18:59:29
Am searching for GGrandfather JAMES WILLIAM TAYLOR called POLK. His son JAMES WILLIAM TAYLOR was also called POLK. Circa middle 1800's. These were plain folk who lived in McConnelsville area/Malta area or near the Muskingum River. Perhaps they were farmers.? Have visited there and people spoke of having known POLK but know nothing more. Help?

SAM ALLAUN, Mon Mar 15, 1999, 14:22:10
Am in search of ALLAUN SMITH..circa 1850. Where did he get his first name? Do other family members use this first name? Thank you.

Tom Allen, Mon Mar 15, 1999, 17:58:31
Hello fellow detectives. I am trying to find information regarding wills or land records (deeds), etc. for Samuel Allen. He is listed in the Olive Twp. census for 1820, 1830 and 1840. From a publication of the History of Noble Co., I know he operated a mill in the area as early as 1812 or so. Before that I believe he is listed in the census index or tax list for 1800 through 1810 in Washington County(before Morgan was formed). I am told there are no records of a will or records of land ownership in Morgan, Noble or Washington Counties. Does anyone have an idea where I can look next? Any help appreciated!

Dan Heisner, Wed Mar 17, 1999, 12:53:25
I would like information on Daniel ALDERMAN and Charlotte WAKEMAN residents of Morgan County in mid 1800's

James H. JESSOP, Sat Mar 20, 1999, 06:49:22
Jabus/Jabez MOORE and his wife Julia Ann SHEPHERD were in the 1850,1860 and 1870 census for Morgan Co. Union Twp. They had a son Isaiah MOORE b. ca 1832 who m. 1854 Nancy MURPHY in Morgan Co. , also a dau. Elizaberth MOORE b. ca 1838 who poss. m. John WORRALL in 1862 in Morgan Co., dau. Agnes MOORE b. ca 1842 who poss. m. Norman F. WILLIAMS in 1865 in Morgan Co. Can anyone tell me what happened to these families. Thanks for your assistance.

Cindy West, Sat Mar 20, 1999, 11:23:48
I would like information on the following Civil War soldiers: Henry Clay WEST, James Compton WEST, Leslie Coombs WEST, Thomas Jefferson WEST, William Wilson WEST, all enlisted in Marietta Twp and Gordon Battelle WEST who enlisted in Muskingum Twp. I believe they all lived in the Morgan Co. area.

V. Sweeny, Sat Mar 20, 1999, 17:33:32
Will exchange data with anyone interested in the John OLIVER family who settled Meigsville Township, Morgan Co. Ohio about 1837 from Jefferson Co. Ohio. John Oliver's wife was Martha McConnell. They had eight children. Their son, John B. Oliver b. 1840 m. Sarah Elizabeth Muse, daughter of Thomas MUSE and Sidney Jane HAVENER. Sarah was born in Louden Co. VA in 1843. Need OLIVER, MUSE, HAVENER data.

Jack McLaughlin, Sun Mar 21, 1999, 14:30:42
I,m looking for HARRY H. MCLAUGHLIN. He married MAGGIE J. HARDESTY IN 1874 IN MUSKINGUM CO. OHIO. He was on the 1880 census in MORGAN CO. OHIO. If you should run across them please drop me a line. Thank you. Jack McLaughlin

Gary Wade, Mon Mar 22, 1999, 18:17:03
WADE, CAMPBELL Nathan WADE m. Eliza CAMPBELL before 1824, possibly in Belmont County. They show up in the 1850 census in Morgan County with 5 children, Royal, Stacy, Caroline, Washington and Nathan. I know that Royal m. Hannah ? and had at least 2 children, Haman and Eliza. I would appreciate any info on these children. Thank you in advance for your help with this request.

Pam, Tue Mar 23, 1999, 14:41:39
Hi. I told Ruth Hart yesterday that I have seen her name come across my computer more than once lately and why. Anyway, I will see her again this Thursday if any of you would like to email a message to me to pass on to her I would gladly do so. She is working two days a week with a small group who is doing some remediation work at our school. She's a wonderful lady.
Ron Sespico, Apr 01, 1999
Has anybody ever heard of a town or an area in Morgan County by the name of MUSEVILLE? Does anyone have any information on the date of death or burial location of a man named HARRISON WARNER? Please respond to

Nancy C. Adkins, Apr 01, 1999
GARLINGER. Searching for descendants of Joseph & Mary GARLINGER married in Greenup Co. KY. 1875 and moved to Morgan Co. OH. They were still living at McConnelsville, Morgan Co. OH. in 1920. I would appreciate any help. Thank You very much.

Laurence E. Dickerson, Apr 02, 1999
I am looking for information on Vincent MCCOY who was born in Harrison County in 1859, a son of John MCCOY and Eliza WALKER. Vincent married Ida WORSTELL and they lived for an undetermined length of time in Morgan County. Vincent died in 1899 and is buried at Dickerson M.E. Church in Harrison County. Ida is not buried there. Dates of Vincent's birth and death? When did Ida die and where is she buried? Did she remarry following Vincent's death? Did Vincent and Ida have any children?

donna BOLZENDAHL, Apr 04, 1999
Looking for surname of Elizabeth, spouse of George JUMPER. Married about 1822, Penn. George died 1884, Elizabeth died 1869. Both buried Rehobeth Cem, Reinersville, Morgan Co., Ohio. Came to Morgan Co about 1829.

Marcia Bonifant, Apr 06, 1999
ADAM GIFT and wife JANE WISE GIFT lived in Deavertown, MORGAN COUNTY. He was a lawyer and judge. They both died in the 1880's, had one son Elmund who died at the age of 12. Any history on these people would be appreciated.

Carol, Apr 06, 1999
I am searching for the family of my ggrandfather. His name was Daniel Boone Stevens b. 06/09/1829 in Morgan County, OH. He had a brother named Elias and possibly one named Eleazer. The only name I have for a parent is Belinda Kern, but no data to support it. Daniel grew to manhood in Morgan County susequently moved to Henry County, IA where he married (in 1855), Martha Cox. Any help on any Stevens in Morgan County would be helpful.

Beverly, Apr 06, 1999
This is the information I have questions about for the Ohio page. I am searching for one relative whoom I imagine is burried in either Morgan Co. or Meigs Co. The family is Prince Holbrook who was born in 1766 in Georgetown, ME and who died in McConnelsville, Ohio on 6 Feb 1842. My daughter did find his grave. It is his wife whom we cannot find. Her name was Abigail (Nabby) Griffin Holbrook and she is listed as 86 yrs. of age in the 1850 Ohio Census. However, I am told there are no records in Ohio about her. Their children lived in McConnelsville as well, but again, no one has determined where Nabby might be buried. I have found that there is a neice or sister-in-law of Abigail and Prince who is buried in Meigs Cem. adj. Ohio Rt. 178, 7 miles E. of McConnelsville and a new stone was placed at her grave in 1980. Her name was Harriet Holbrook Lawrence and her son is there as well and his name is Joseph Warren. It might be possible that they were buried near each other. Are there any records in churches which might be helpful? Do you have any suggestions? Prince and Abigail are listed in the Maine Families Before 1790 published by Picton Press and their children are all listed and who they married in McConnelsville which I can provide if that will be helpful. Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have. Beverly

Danny Fluhart, Apr 06, 1999
Wanted, descendants of Noble Cordray 1847-1890. M. Sarah White Athey. Chidren: Adeline Cordray Walker and Isalinda Cordray Young Fawcett. Two children by a former wife, Minerva Cordray and Cinthia Cordray Riordan. Danny Fluhart, 14940 Hoffman Road, Waldorf, Md. 20601-4359

Sandra Taylor, Apr 09, 1999
My GG Grandfather was Luke BREESE, born 7-9-1809 in VA. He died in Morgan County on 3-23-1899. Married Mary HOPKINS in 1830. Reported to be buried in Locust Grove Cemetery in Morgan Co. If anyone has any information about Luke or his daughter Sarah Emily BREESE please contact me.

Bob Riley, Apr 12, 1999
I am trying to determine the parents of GEORGE RILEY born 7/5/1827 and died in Stockport 2/5/1879. My problem is there was another George W. Riley the son of Reuben Riley. He was born 7/29/1834. Reuben also had a grandson named George W. Riley. If you can help me in my search, I appreciate it.

Tracy Hunter, Apr 13, 1999
Trying to track down my gr gr gr grandfather, Isaac HUNTER and his wife Elizabeth KIGER HUNTER. They came to Ohio from Rockingham Co., VA. in 1813. They lived four years in Ohio along with her uncle Jacob KIGER and his family. From Ohio they moved to Vigo Co., IN. Would appreciate an e- mail if you run across their names. Thanks

Nancy, Apr 17, 1999
COLEMAN - Seeking info abt Charles COLEMAN m Elizabeth FULLER Aug 1816. Ch: Charles, Rachel, John, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Kiturah Marie. Elizabeth d 1834 Morgan Co, OH. Seeking fmly info, esp abt Kiturah COLEMAN-CARTER. Thanks.

Bob Riley, Apr 17, 1999
I am trying to determine my great grandfather George W. RILEY'S parents. He lived in Stockport in Morgan county. My problem is there were several other George W. RILEY'S who lived in Morgan County about the same time. My George was born 7/5/1827 while the other George Riley was born 7/29/1834 and was the son of Reuben Riley. My George was a member of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during 1861-1865. He had a son Charles H., daughter Mary, daughter Thirsa, and my grandfather McClellen. He died in Stockport 2/5/1879. Thanks for any help!

Larry Nichols, Apr 18, 1999
I'm searching for parents and siblings of: Israel Boyd NICHOLS 22 sept.1824 born near McConnelsville. His father was born in Va, and his mother in SC. His father was a salt manufacture. 1842 Israel went to southern Iowa to work on a farm. In 1847 Israel took a wagon train to Calif. I would appreciate any information or insight. Thank You,

Barbara Long Emery, Apr 19, 1999
Seeking inf. re. Nancy Ann Lemen b. 4 Mar. 1754, Virginia d. 20 Dec. 1836 in McConnelsville, Morgan Co., Ohio. She married, abt. 1771 Andrew Pfautz. Would like inf. re. Nancy Ann's parents. Will share what inf. I have.

Barbara Charles, Apr 19, 1999
COLLINS- Looking for info on John Collins born 1830-34-died1865. Residing in Morgan Co. Oh. in 1855 when he married Lydia Martha (Mary) Bumgarner in Jackson Co. Wv. John's parent's listed as John and E.(Elizabeth?) Collins. John was born in Washington Co.Oh. Any help greatly appreciated.

Dan Stevenson, Apr 20, 1999
ROTHROCK: John David ROTHROCK was born in 1827 in Pennsylvania. He moved to Morgan County, Ohio before 1860 and was a plastering contractor in McConnelsville the rest of his life? He served in the Civil War and was the father of seven children (born 1853 to 1872). I don't know who his wife was. Does anyone have any information to trade on the ROTHROCK family of Morgan county, Ohio?

Barbara Patterson, Apr 22, 1999
I am looking for information on BENJAMIN TOMPKINS on Morgan County Ohio. I believe he is the Grandfather of ROBERT PINKERTON TOMPKINS born Oct 1 or 5 1889 and Father Of WINFIELD SCOTT TOMPKINS.Thank you

Peggy Taylor, Apr 22, 1999
Am hunting for GGGrandfather,THOMAS WILLIAM TAYLOR who lived c.1800. He was known as Jack/Big Jack/Jake and was the father of Polk Taylor. Don't know of wife/any other children beside Polk <James William Taylor>. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Robert Moore, Apr 24, 1999
Am looking for information about Michael and Mary (STOMBAUGH) SHEPPARD family. Michael, b. 1 Apr 1797, Washington Co., MD., d. 20 Jun 1874 (possibly Morgan co.). Mary, b. Aug 1797, Washington co., MD., d. 22 Jan 1879. They had 17 children. The first seven were born in Washington co., MD and the others all in Morgan co., OH. Any information about this family will be of great help.

Teddy L Davis, Apr 25, 1999
Looking for information on William Tally VANNOSTER born 24,Dec,1846 in Morgan Co. Married Easther McGregor 19,Feb, 1874. Died in 1917 in Malta. I am looking for his parents. I think his mother's name was Ann. Thanks for any info you may have.

Scott Shaw, Apr 25, 1999
SKENYON-SKINNIN Mary Skenyon was born in McConnelsville, Morgan co, Ohio on Jan. 16, 1847. Her sister Anna Skenyon married John Ward somewhere around Zaneville Ohio but I have not been able to find out where. They had a cousin Eugene Smith that was writing to Anna in 186? where he talks about cousin Mary and Jolace. Can anyone help me??? Scott at

Jack McLaughlin, Apr 26, 1999
I'm looking for HARRY H. MCLAUGHLIN. He was on the 1880 census in Morgan Co. Ohio. He married MAGGIE J. HARDESTY in 1874 in Muskingum Co. Ohio. If you run across him please let me know. Thank you JACK MCLAUGHLIN

Chris Wade, Apr 27, 1999
Looking for any info on Freeman S. BEEBE who died Oct 14, 1920 in Morgan County. Was he the husband of Margaret POPPINGER(sp?) married around 1890 or the father of Mary Olive b Sep 28, 1892? Did he have connections to the BEEBEs of Washington County?

ra hayden, Apr 27, 1999
Looking for an Elizabeth "Betsy" NIXON who married Sylvanus OLNEY on 13 May 1819 in Washington Co., Ohio. Had one child that I know about: Elias NIXON OLNEY, born 15 May 1825 in Morgan County, Ohio. When and where did Betsy NIXON OLNEY die? Was she buried next to Sylvanus OLNEY in Morgan Couty, Ohio? How old was she when she died? I believe Betsy was the daughter of William and Mary (PETITT) NIXON of Marietta, Washington Couty, Ohio.

Beth Campbell Stemple, Apr 28, 1999
Trying to find more about Henry ZIMMERMAN (b. 1803 in VA) who married Elizabeth (unknown) (b. 1810 in OH). Their daughter Elizabeth Jane ZIMMERMAN (b. April 5, 1830 in PA) married Isaac Lefavre SIMERS (b. May 3, 1830 in PA) May 10, 1856 in Morgan County, OH. Isaac's parents, George SIMERS (b. April 20, 1802 in PA) and Frances/Fanny (LEFAVRE?) (b. July 14, 1795 in PA) also lived in Morgan County. Fanny died there on December 2, 1858 and George moved on to Ritchie County, West Virginia. Other children of George and Fanny: Joseph, Susannah, Jacob, George SIMERS. Other children of Henry and Elizabeth: John, Eliza, Thomas, William, Wesley, Amy, Josephus, Lewis, Mary, Henry, and Benjamin

Lucy Harries, Apr 28, 1999
I would like information on Margaret Ann LEWIS. Margaret married Johnathan BALDERSON on April 29, 1849 in Pennsville, Morgan County OH I know that she had a sister, Elizabeth that married a E. Baily also in Morgan County. I can not find parents for this lady. I found Margaret in the 1850 census with Johnathan, and in 1860 her sister was visiting at the time of the census, possibly to help with first child. Any information

Maggie Green, May 01, 1999
Looking for descendents of GREENBERRY GREEN (s/o Nicholas GREEN and Temperance COAL)b. 4-5-1798, Huntingdon Co., PA, died 6-25-1872, Morgan Co. Married LOUISA MELVIN (d/o Isaac MELVIN and Abigail ?)4-12-1838, Washington Co., OH. Their children: LEMUEL (married Caroline Yarnell), JOHN (married Nancy McElhoes), CHARLES (married Margaret Lyons), ISAAC (married Roena Russell), MARY (married James Humphrey), ANSON (married Lydia Margaret Williams), ROBERT (married Annie Cowgill), ELIZA (married Jesse Gifford). I have info on descendents of Lemuel, who stayed in Morgan Co., and Anson, who moved to Wisconsin. Would like info on the families of the other children. Will gladly share all info I have on the family.

Alan Sowers, May 02, 1999
I am looking for information on William SOWERS. William would be my great, great, great, grandfather. I know that his son, Robert moved to Illinois and then to Iowa. I also know that Robert was born in Morgan County, Ohio.

Mike Ashford, May 04, 1999
BESTY JANE ELIZBETH WOGAN. Searching for information in Morgan County, around Chesterhill. She was my great-granmother. She was married to Nelson Phillips and had two children; Lydia and Jasper, which they left at the old orphanage in McConnelsville, Ohio. Lydia was born Sept.7,1882 and died March 1,1963. Jasper born 1880 and died May2,1945. Please contact me if you have any info.

Greg Schaffer, May 05, 1999
Possibly born in Morgan County Samuel K. SHAFER my forth GreatGrandfather circa 1835. Looking for his parents names, please help if you can. Thankyou!

Kim Conley, May 08, 1999
Looking for any information on the Dingey families in Morgan Co. Specifically, Elijah Dingey who married Caroline Dempster 9 Aug 1863 in Muskingum Co., OH. Also looking for info on Joseph Dingey who was born in 1795 and died 14 Apr 1888 in Morgan Co.

Patty Thurston, May 15, 1999
Anyone with info on Morgan County residents (1800s) THOMAS LARKIN, HARVEY LARKIN, SEPHRONIA GIFFORD, ETC? They lived in the Chesterhill area.Thanx, Patty

Susan Benjamin Standish, May 17, 1999
I'm still trying to find the parents of James Benjamin (Jan 26, 1833-Aug 2, 1889) m. Julia Ann Powers (Nov 3, 1836-Sep 16, 1910). They both passed away in Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio and are both buried there. Children were George Benjamin m. Ella Rainey(Oct 28, 1879-Nov 1970), May Benjamin m.(1900) George E. Earich, John Edwin Benjamin (Aug 16, 1858-Apr 10, 1945) m.(Oct 15, 1883) Emma Jane Drake (May 22, 1861-May 28, 1942), Sidney Benjamin (abt 1862) (went west), Charles H. Benjamin (abt 1867-Nov 18, 1934) m. Olive Naylor, Anna Benjamin (abt 1868-May 27, 1924) m. Sherman Parsons, Clyde Benjamin (bet 1875/1876-May 1928) died a batchelor. Also searching for a marriage date for James Benjamin and Julia Powers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Roger Cox, May 22, 1999
I am looking for any information on Agnes McPHERREN, who married Chas PHILLIPS. In her father's obituary in 1900, she is mentioned as still living in McConnelsville, OH. Agnes was born in 1847 in Northern Ireland to James McPHERREN and Nancy RUDOCK.

Brian Martin, May 22, 1999
Looking for information regarding Robert MARTIN (born 1822)husband of Catherine WILLIAMS (DOB unk), brother of John Martin (DOB unk) and father of John D. MARTIN (born 1855) in McConnelsville.

Nancy Boon, May 22, 1999
I am looking for information on my great great grandfather, Robert Fitch. Robert Fitch married Sarah Barkhurst in Ohio. She was born March 16, 1826 and died December 3, 1836 after their only child Elizabeth Nancy Fitch was born October 17, 1846 in Morgan, County, Ohio. Robert Fitch was born June 4, 1824. He may have been born in Glasgow, Scotland or his family may have originally come from Scotland. Sarah Barkhurst's parents were John and Elizabeth Barkhurst of Morgan County, Ohio. They raised their granddaughter, Nancy E. Fitch. According to family information, Robert Fitch remarried after the death of his first wife and moved to Keokuck, Iowa. He raised a family there and was buried there. Nancy E. Fitch stayed in Morgan County, Ohio, where she married Lysander Asa on 11/3/1866. They had many children, including my grandfather, Oran Conley Asa. I would really appreciate any information anyone could send me about my great great grandfather, Robert Fitch. Thank you.

Nancy Boon, May 22, 1999
I am looking for information on the Barkhurst line. John Barkhurst b: 1806 Wife: Elizabeth. He is listed in Bloom Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio in 1830. In the 1850 Census he was living in Meigsville Twp, Morgan Co, Ohio. He was 44 years old. Living with him was his wife, Elizabeth, and children Catharine, Elizabeth, John W., and Charles W. In the 1860 Census Elizabeth N. Fitch, age 13 is listed with this family. We assume this is Nancy Fitch. Sarah Barkhurst was born in Ohio On March 16, 1826 and died on December 3, 1846 in Ohio. She married Robert Fitch whose family we have been unable to trace. He is known to have remarried after his wife's death and moved to Keokuck, Iowa. Elizabeth N. Fitch (Nancy) is not listed with the family in the 1870 census. She married Lysander Asa in 1865 and lived with him in Morgan County, Ohio. John Barkhurst and his wife Elizabeth are not listed in the 1880 Ohio Census as they had moved to Marion Co., Oregon. John Barkhurst's Will is dated January 26,. 1883 and probated Oct 27, 1883. It lists his granddaughter, Nancy Asa. This would seem to prove that Nancy Fitch Asa was the granddaughter of John and Elizabeth Barkhurst and that Sarah Barkhurst was their daughter. I would appreciate any help with this line. I would like to know the line of John Barkhurst and also his wife Elizabeth. Also, I would like to know any information about descendants of this line and would like to contact them. Also, any information on Robert Fitch would be greatly appreciated. Likewise, I would gladly share information about the line of Elizabeth N. Fitch and Lysander Asa. I hope to hear from you soon.

Looking for my HENDERSON / PERSELL ancestors. ROBERT R. HENDERSON was born in Morgan Co, OH, abt. 1833. His father was born in KY, his mother in VA. He married ELIZABETH C. PERSELL in 1856 in Morgan Co, OH. Need information on these Great-Great Grandparents and their ancestors. Please

Susan-[NON WORKING ADDRESS], May 28, 1999
Looking for any information on John Metcalf who md. Elizabeth Lin(d)sey April 29, 1882 in Morgan co., OH....please help...thanks...Susan

Jack Schmidt, May 31, 1999
Looking for antecedents of Wm. Washington McCarty, b. 1817, Loudoun Co. VA, married Sarah (Sallie) Edmonds Wood(b. 1821, Alexandria, DC), 1838, Woodgrove (McConnelsville)OH. Sarah Wood sister of Judge F.W. Wood, dau Fredrick Wood, postmaster of Woodgrove. Wm. Washington McCarty d. 1889, Columbus, buried McConnelsville.

Bob Potter, Jun 01, 1999
MORGAN COUNTY lOOKING FOR MARRIAGE OF ELIZABETH SHAW TO HARVEY NORTHRUP (possibly another Northrup )abt 1843/44 and family of at least two girls Adeline and Anice born 1845 and 1847

Jane I. Bryant, Jun 06, 1999
Does anyone have information about Jonathan Nixon who was shown in Morgan County,Ohio in both the 1840 census and the 1850 census? Would appreciate talking with you if you know about Jonathan. Thanks

Linda Jordan, Jun 06, 1999
Does anyone know if there is a way to figure out the actual location of a household from a census record in Morgan County?

Doris Linehan, Jun 06, 1999
Seeking ancestry for Emery GREEN, b. 1832 in Ohio, d. Apr 1860 in Windsor Twp, Morgan Co.,OH. He was killed by a falling tree. Emery GREEN was listed on the 1850 census, age 18, farmer, in the household of Burgess WORRALL, Trimble Twp, Athens Co.,OH. On 3 Jan 1856 Emery GREEN married Ruth NAYLOR, the daughter of Samuel and Abigail (BALL) NAYLOR. The children of Emery and Ruth (NAYLOR) GREEN were Robert Wood GREEN, b. 5 Oct 1856, Malta, Morgan Co. and William M. GREEN b. 1859, Malta. Ruth ( Naylor) GREEN married second, James Cyrus HUGHES, 4 Nov. 1866. Ruth HUGHES d. 13 Jan 1924, Chesterhill, Morgan Co.,OH.

Lyell R. Webb, Jun 07, 1999
Morgan Co. I would like to know if the old Mill in Stockport is still operating,and if not are the Owners,the Groves,still living in the area.

Louise Shambaugh, Jun 09, 1999
Seeking parents of MATTHEW DIMMICK born 1775/1776 Ontario Co. NY, d Apr 3 1827 Manchester twp, Morgan Co. Ohio, m 1798 Yates Co. NY to HULDAH DANIELS INGRAHAM, b 1776 VT., d 1862 Pleasant View, Schuyler Co., Ill., dtr of NATHANIEL and EXPERIENCE INGRAHAM.

Tami, Jun 10, 1999
Anthony SMITH b.? his wife Elizabeth HARRON b. 1828 OH d. 1916 in Athens Co. their daughter Mary Jane KENNEDY nee SMITH b. 1851 OH d. 1934 Chicago. Mary Jane married Patrick KENNEDY b. 1843 Ireland d. 1916 Chicago were married April 13, 1867 Morgan Co. The city in Morgan Co. is listed as McConnelsville on the marriage cert. but in a deposition for pension she said it was Duck Creek. Is there a difference? Does anyone know any additional info on any of these people? THANK YOU!

Scott Shaw, Jun 11, 1999
WARD, SKINNION, SKENYON, SMITH, MCGUIRE. John J Ward and Anna Skinnion were married in Morgan Co Ohio on September 23, 1856. Anna sister, Mary Skenyon (unknown why they spelled their names different) was born in McConnellsville, Ohio Jan. 16, 1847. We have a letter to Anna from her cousin Eugene Smith dated 186?, from Zanesville, Ohio talking of cousin Mary, Jolace, and Uncle John. John had just sold some town property and bought land in the country near Peter Carrol. It goes on to talk of going to Chapel Hill for one of his yearly payments, does anyone know what this might be? John Ward's father was also John and his mother was Maggie McGuire all were born in Ireland. Anna Skinnion father was Patrick and her mother was Mary Quenn. Family stories tell of three brothers being killed in the Civil War. John and Anna Ward left Ohio for Nebraska between 1857 and 1860. Mary followed them later and married Irvin Sutley after they all had moved to Phillips Co Kansas. Any help anyone can give us is appreciated.

Barbara J. Hicks, Jun 13, 1999
WEEKLEY -- William and Susannah Gregsley Weekley brought their family from Shenandoah County, Virginia to Olive Township, Morgan County (later to become part of Noble County) sometime between 1800-1825. They came by wagon train led by Major Bonnifield. I am trying to find when they set up residence in Olive Township. Their children lived and married in Noble and Belmont County. It is important to my research that I find this information. Is there a history of Morgan County that would contain this type of info? Or, can someone tell me how to find this information through this web site as I cannot travel to Morgan County to search the archives. Would greatly appreciate any help. Please e-mail

Nyla Stinehart, Jun 16, 1999
Seeking information on Mason Davis & Hylinda Anderson parents of Mahlon P. Davis (their oldest son.) They lived on Wolf Creek in Morgan Co. OH near the Wolf Creek Church. Would like to know the parents of Mason & Hylinda or where they came from originally. Mahlon P. became a doctor by atending Denison College at Granville, then in the office of E.W. Tinker as preceptor of Rosseau, Morgan Co. OH. He married Lydia A. Morrow 1838 daughter of Samuel Morrow and Mary Tinker. His wife Lydia's sister, Mary Morrow married David Spencer. Would like any information on the Morrows or Tinker familes that might be available. I have a great deal of information on Mahlon Davis on down and am more than willing to share. Thank you.

Linda Cunningham, Jun 18, 1999
I am searching for information about my paternal grandmother Grace Helen Fouts, born in March of 1889 in Malta, Ohio. I know she had a brother named Herbert who had a daughter named Mary Catherine. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it......Thanks So Much

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