Gallia County Ohio Queries - February 1997 thru April 1997

DATE: 04/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Linda Gaylord-Kuhn
Amanda WHITE, d/o Amalphus & Mary (CARSON) WHITE, b. ca. 1840, res. Gallia co, OH. Had son Alfred Walter WHITE by Tom ARMINTROUT, and sons Aaron & David by John ASHER or ARCHER whom she m. 18 Aug 1859 in Gallia co. SEEKING DESCENDANTS of Amanda and clarification on John's name.
DATE: 04/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Linda Gaylord-Kuhn
James G. HENSHAW, s/o James G. and Elizabeth A. HENSHAW, b. 1 Sep 1844; d. 21 May 1882; bur. Hulbert cem, Green tp, Gallia co, OH. He m. 22 Jul 1866 in Perry tp, Gallia co, OH, Armenia "Min" WHITE d/o Amalphus & Mary (CARSON) WHITE. Armenia was b. 14 Mar 1837 near Cora, Gallia co; d. Feb 1900; bur. Hulbert cem. LOOKING FOR DESCENDANTS.
DATE: 04/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Linda Gaylord-Kuhn
Looking to contact all descendants of Alfred WHITE & Mary PERRY who came to Gallia co, OH, in or before 1819 and res. there until 1846. Their children were: Alfred Amalphus, m. 1) Christianna HAMMON(d), m. 2) Mary CARSON; Armenia, m. John SCURLOCK; Amanda, m. James MILLER; Sarah L., m. 1) John RICHARDSON, m. 2) Jehu McDANIEL, m. 3) George CARTER; Rufus, m. 1) Lucinda CHILDERS, m. 2) Margaret DANIELS; William Almon, m. Mary BURK(E); Cynthia, m. Andrew BURK(E); George Henry, m. 1) Nancy Eleanor GIBSON, m. 2) Mrs. Eleanor R. LEMAN; Isaac Abraham, m. Barbara Ann McCULLEY; Rachel, m. Thomas THOMPSON.
DATE: 04/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Jim Humphrey
Looking for any info on the following: Raulley McCulley b: 1796 in Rockingham County, VA d: May 27, 1841 in Gallia County, OH m. Nancy Deavers b: November 27, 1801 in VA d: December 16, 1866 in Peoria County, IL. Children: 1 William Jackson McCulley b: June 6, 1824 in Rockingham County, VA; 2 Barbara Ann McCulley b: October 11, 1825 in Rockingham County, VA d: July 27, 1894 in Fertile, IA.; 3 Sarah McCulley b: 1829 in Gallia County, OH; 4 Rebecca McCulley b: 1833 in Gallia County, OH; 5 John McCulley b: 1835 in Gallia County, OH; 6 Joseph McCulley b: 1839 in Gallia County, OH; 7 Isaac Marion McCulley b: 1841 in Gallia County, OH. Barbara m. Isaac Abraham White b: July 18, 1821 in Gallia County, OH d: April 1, 1903 in Fertile, IA m: April 8, 1843 in Ross County, OH.
DATE: 04/22/1997 SUBMITTER: S. McGilvray
Searching for information on ROSA BELL WRIGHT who married ELMER ISAAC MILLER. Rosa was born 1869 and died 1906. Parents of Rosa were David Wright and Samantha Darst. Rosa and Elmer Miller resided in Gallia Co. and then moved to Meigs Co.
DATE: 04/22/1997 SUBMITTER: Martin Cassidy
I am researching the family of Adam RICKABAUGH, b 1761 in Shenandoah County VA, and one of the original settlers of Raccoon township, Gallia County. I believe it was his son, Adam, that laid out Adamsville in about 1837. Published history sources say that Adam arrived in 1805, yet also claim he built a grist mill in 1803, which was purchased by Nehemiah Woods. Would like to communicate with someone familiar with local history to help me sort out some of the facts about this family.
DATE: 04/22/1997 SUBMITTER: Rita Ray
Hiram parish was born Mar,1858,married Martha Martin 1881 died Jackson County Ohio Feb.2,1928. Sons Jesse,Otto,Ed Chance Any infoappreciated.
DATE: 04/22/1997 SUBMITTER: ?
I am looking for info on Henry Coverston B. 1863 Gallapolise, Ohio. Any info on anybody with this last name would be appreciated.
DATE: 04/22/1997 SUBMITTER: John J. Alexander
Emily WALKER, daughter of Elmore WALKER and Kiziah HILL WALKER and sister of John WALKER who served in the Civil War. She married Judson WILLIAMS of Rockingham County, VA and had 7 children. What happened to Emily? Did she die where she and Elmore divorced? Any info on the WALKER Family appreciated.
DATE: 04/22/1997 SUBMITTER: Bill Foss
Searching for data on parents and siblings of: 1. Lucenia SERVICE born 26 Mar 1832 to Samuel SERVICE and Esther DIXON. 2. Hampton Samuel DIXON born 23 Jan 1831 to Thomas DIXON and Mary Polly NORTHRUP.
DATE: 04/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Bev Gunther
Seeking information on the family of BENJAMIN YEAUGER married MAHALA JONES in 1845 in Meigs Co. Benjamin died in 1900 in Gallia Co. Did he have brothers or sisters in the area? Who were his parents? Mahala died in 1889 in Gallia Co. Who were her parents? Any information appreciated.
DATE: 04/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Erin
Searching for info on parents of Andrew Jackson FORTH, 1855-1932. Fathers name was James I think. Andrew married Susan HENRY, 1855-1932. The Forths' possibly had a small grocery business on Teems Run Road. This is not far from Gallipolis. Any information greatly appreciated.
DATE: 04/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Harold Porter
DATE: 04/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Brenda Wallace
Looking for the parents of Issac Welker, born Columbiana Co, OH married and moved to Gallia. Children of Issac Welker and Sarah Might ( md. 7 Aug 1828 Col. Co., Oh.): 1. Paul Fisher b. 17 Aug 1830, 2. George b. 8 July 1832, 3. Hannah b. 3 July 1834, 4. Sarah F. b. 4 Aug 1836, 5. Issac b. 7 July 1838, 6. John Might b. 30 Oct 1840, 7. Jacob b. 24 Apr 1842, 8. Carrie Ann b.. 11 Apr 1845, 9. Margaret Ann no date. -- Jonathan and Brenda Wallace, 3520 Sixth Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
DATE: 04/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Jill Judy
Am looking for info on the family of Daniel and David Northup living in Gallia Co in the early 1800's.
Also am looking for info on the family of Sylvanus Holcumb/Holcomb. Dau Sarah married in Gallia Co on the 29 Nov 1840. Who is Sarah's mother? Who is Slvanus' ancestors? Can anyone help me with these families? Jill Judy 359 Twp Rd 199 W Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311-9732
DATE: 04/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Stacie Swick
I am researching SWICK & EBLIN/EBLEN family in Gallia County. Any information appreciated
DATE: 04/11/1997 SUBMITTER: PM Johnston
I am looking for any information on Alexander Bedegrue and his wife Hannah Venata Westover. Alexander was born in PA in about 1800. They issued Jonathan, Nancy, Jane, Cynthia, and Alexander. Other spelling of the name are Bedigrew, Bedegrew, and Bedagrew.
DATE: 04/11/1997 SUBMITTER: PM Johnston
I am looking for any information on Alexander Bedegrue and his wife Hannah Venata Westover. Alexander was born in PA in about 1800. They issued Jonathan, Nancy, Jane, Cynthia, and Alexander. Other spelling of the name are Bedigrew, Bedegrew, and Bedagrew.
DATE: 04/11/1997 SUBMITTER: Jeffrey Lee Hayes
I am researching the Barry Family (later Berry) of Guyan Township.
DATE: 04/11/1997 SUBMITTER: Jeffrey Lee Hayes
I am seeking any information about (Fox) Fairview Christian Church. The church is located in Walnut Township, Gallia County, OH. The land for the church was donated by Emmor Fox (1807 - 1868) and his wife, Sarah, (1806 - 1878). The cemetery holds the remains of many of the Myers Family.
DATE: 04/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Rick Watts
I am trying to secure any information on my great-great grandfather who was born in Vinton, Ohio (Gallia County). His name was John Wesley Shull born June 5, 1855. Married Sarah Elizabeth Moore on March 8, 1876. John had at least two brothers I know about. William and George Shull. Possibly two others which I can't identify.
DATE: 04/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Paul and Dora Clary
We are researching a George Louis COON b. 2 Aug 1828 Gallia Co., OH and wife Sarah A. BRYAN b. 8 Sep 1831 probably Gallia Co., OH. They later moved to Scioto Co., OH.
DATE: 04/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Ted Harruff
I am also researching ISAAC HUTCHINSON who migrated from Loudoun VA in early 19th century, to Gallia county, OH. Will exchange information on any of HUTCHINSONs in these areas.
DATE: 04/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Michael S. Eldredge
SCOTT, Mary Jane; Gallia Co. OH. My 2nd gr grandmother, Mary Jane Scott was born in Gallia Co. OH in August 1828. On 29 June 1843 she married at Gallia Co. OH Alexander J. COOPER. Family tradition is he died in a boat accident on the Ohio River. No children were born of issue to this marriage. Mary Jane Scott COOPER m. WILLIAM BAILEY 24 Nov 1854 at Gallia Co. OH. Two children born of issue; Delilah Alvira BAILEY, b. abt 1855 and James Martin BAILEY b. 4 Mar 1859. William BAILEY d in 1859 at Adair Co. MO. Mary Jane Scott Cooper BAILEY m. Andrew SCOTT 14 Apr 1859 at Adair Co., MO. Family tradition is that William died before the birth of "Uncle Jim" Bailey, and that Andrew lost his wife, Eliza Jane RIGGS six months earlier in July 1858. Both families were neighbors and close friends in northern Adair Co. MO. Mary Jane SCOTT d. Aug 1894 in Adair Co. MO and is buried at Ft. Madison Cem., Adair Co. MO. I have been unable to identify Mary Jane Scott's parents in Gallia Co. OH and would appreciate any help.
Looking for info on Joseph GILMORE b1806 PA and Sara BRADSHAW b1807 NY - when and where married and forebears. They settled in Meigs Cty OH circa 1829. I have data on their children.
DATE: 04/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Ron Collins
Margaret Call was married to Andrew Jackson Wilson. They lived in Jackson County, Wellston. I have been unable to find where she came from. Their children were John, Pete, William, David, Gert, Addie. Andrew was a miner. John, Willam, and Dave had a travelling carnival. Any info greatly appreciated.
DATE: 04/01/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
I have a John Kelly that married Mary Roach 2-3-1825 in Gallia county. I am looking for any information on these people and the names of their children. Have been told that Mary died in 1841 in Jackson co., Ohio.
DATE: 04/01/1997 SUBMITTER: M. Ratliff
I am looking for information on any WICKLINE'S that lived or still living in Gallia Co, Ohio.
DATE: 04/01/1997 SUBMITTER: Yvonne Gray
My father, Jerry William GRAY, lived in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, sometime during the 1930's and early 1940's before he enlisted during WWII. I am searching for any information on the whereabouts of his parents and other siblings? from that time in his life. My father was born in WVA? 8/4/1921. His father's name was James A. GRAY and his mother was Bonnie R.(COPELAND)GRAY.
DATE: 03/20/1997 SUBMITTER: Stephen E. Snider
I have been searching for information on my Great Great Grandfather who lived in Ohio. He was born in Switzerland in 1822, and immigrated to America some time before 1852. He settled in the area of Getaway, Lawrence County, Ohio. My Father advised me that he is buried in that same area, and that he died on 24 May 1895 in Lawrence County. His name is Adam Snider, however he apparently spelled his name "Schneider" prior to his marriage. I do not know who he married, however, he had at least two children, one daughter and one son. The daughter was Mary E. Snider, born 5 December 1855, in Lawarence County, and the son was Daniel Snider, born in 1858. Mary E. Snider was my Great Grandmother, and she had two sons out of wedlock, the oldest being McClure "Cole" Snider, born in 1876, and the other being William Snider, born in 1882 in Getaway, Lawrence County, Ohio. He was my Grandfather. If anyone can shed any light on this family, I would be most appreciative.
DATE: 03/19/1997 SUBMITTER: Dave Robison
Looking for Sylvanus Bradfield Robison who was born in 1836 in Trumbull County, Ohio. I am unsure which town. He was married in Gallia County on 21 oct 1858 to Margaret Jane Reisinger who was a native of Columbiana County. Oddly, his marriage record lists him as a Robinson. Does the county record show who the parents of Sylvanus were?
DATE: 03/19/1997 SUBMITTER: Charlene Kalbach
Adam Coulter was a captain of a steamship during the Civil War. I would like to find out where I might verify this information. He was on the Ohio River. He and his family resided in Lawrence County, Ohio, at this time. Send reply information to: Charlene Kalbach, 2597 Highway 925, Menlo, IA 50164 or the email address.
DATE: 03/19/1997 SUBMITTER: Mike Irwin
I am attempting to locate a James C. Irwin, Sr. wife Sarah A Irwin, who were living in Ohio in the early 1800s. They had six sons, all born in Ohio. They ended up in Greenup county, Kentucky in 1880, but I don't know where they were before then. I am beginning with the river border counties for my search. All help appreciated.
DATE: 03/19/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
I am looking for a John Kelly that is listed in the 1820 census for Gallia county.
DATE: 03/19/1997 SUBMITTER: Dean Johnson
Seeking info on the family of William & Margaret (LITER) LOUCKS from Botecourt Co. VA, who came to Gallia Co. in the late 1700's. Parents of John, Jacob, William, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Susannah, and Nancy. Trying to find if one of them moved onto Tippecanoe Co. IN by 1830.
DATE: 03/19/1997 SUBMITTER: Linda Kirby
I am searching for info on my ggg-grandmother Wilmeth McCan b.1822. She married Richard Thornton b.1804. My gg-grandmother Elsie Jane McCan b.27 September 1847 in Gallia County, Ohio was adopted by Maj. John R. Blessing. Elsie Jane married 1st Jacob H. Saunders and then 2nd my gg-grandfather Thomas Franklin Sheets b.1855. I am looking for info on Wilmeth's parents and I am willing to share any info I have.
DATE: 03/17/1997 SUBMITTER: S. W. Cox
Am researching the family of John Wesley Cox born 3/7/1830, died 7/1/1910. Spouses were Margaret Elizabeth Amos, Sarah Ann Sowards and Sarah Emhaa. He lived in Gallia County, OH and died in Cabell Co. WV. Children were: (1) Joseph Cox (2) John Cox (3) Frank Cox who married am Emma L McClung (4) Eunice Cox who married a Johnson (5) Hiram who married Sarah White (6) Charles Cox who married an Ellen Bowen (7) Eva Cox who married a Bashaw (8) Minnie Cox who married a White (9) James Amos Cox (my GF) married Ida Alice Reed.
DATE: 03/17/1997 SUBMITTER: Barbara Pence
Martin GROSS, born Virginia about 1800, came to Gallia Co. Va. with his parents, names unknown, after 1820 but before 1830. Martin GROSS married Sarah TAYLOR, daughter of Frederick TAYLOR February 3, 1825 in Gallia Co. Frederick TAYLOR also in in Gallia Co. OH in the 1830 census. Martin and Sarah relocated to Madison Co. IN by the 1850 census. I am looking for more information on any of these people. I would especially like to know Martin's parents and where in Va he was born. I would also like to know where in Va. Frederick Taylor was from and where in VA. Sarah was born.
DATE: 03/17/1997 SUBMITTER: Catherine Small
I am looking for information about my paternal grandparents who were from Middleport, Galipolis and Rio Grande as far as I know. My grandfather was Ferris Eber RIFE, my grandmother, Dorothy Meredith ALLEN. The family names on his side were Marion RIFE and Margaret Catherine LAMBERT. Beyond that: DURST, STOWERS, MARTINDALE (MARTINDELL). Dorothy ALLEN's parents were Herbert Oliver ALLEN and Matilda Catherine DAVIS who moved to the Troy, Ohio area but my grandmother returned in 1919 upon their deaths. Beyond that, were STARKEY and DOZER. I have a good bit of additional information.
DATE: 03/17/1997 SUBMITTER: Ann Spencer
LEWIS, JOHN W. 1815-1879 Oak Hill, GALLIA CO. buried Calvinist Methodist cemetary. Wife Sara B.Lewis, 1819-1904. How can I find out their roots?
DATE: 03/14/1997 SUBMITTER: Elven K. Zongker
I am searching for family of William Thompson HAYS and Olivia Jane ARMSTRONG (parents of Olivia unknown). The family lived in Gallia Co until they moved to Kansas around 1880. There were some family members who stayed in Ohio. Emma HAYS married (given name unknown) KELLER their children were Ammon KELLER, Ross KELLER, Anna KELLER, Stanley KELLER, Ella HAYS married Charles SLAGLE, thei children were Dora SLAGLE, Evertt SLAGLE, Clarence SLAGLE, Parnie SLAGLE, and Floyd SLAGEL, Clare HAYS married George KITCHEN and moved to KY. Any information about these families will be greatly appriecated.
DATE: 03/13/1997 SUBMITTER: LaNelle Landrum
Looking for the parents of John R. Mannering, b 1816, Gallia Co., m 1)Martha Kiers, 2) Laura Jane Woodruff, and William Charles Manring, b 1815, (Gallia Co.?), m Sarah Ann Shields.
DATE: 03/13/1997 SUBMITTER: Rick Mc Callister
I'm looking for information on Norman Mac Leod--also spelled Mc Leod, Mc Cloud, etc. He seems to have been one of the first settlers in Gallia Co. He seems to have died between 1818-1820. That is, he's mentioned in various lists as a Tax Payer in 1806, 1810 & 1814, as a census resident, etc. (and I'm told) in documents until c. 1818 and doesn't appear in the 1820 census. His children, Norman & Mary Ann appear in Perry Twp in the 1830 & 1840 census. His wife was said to be named Nancy but her lastname is unknown. Family folklore has it that they were both born in Scotland but I've found no documentation or mention of his name before he shows up in Ohio. I'm descended from his daughter Mary Jane "Jenny" who married Adam Griffith in Gallia Co in 1810 (I'm told). Are there any documents in which his wife's maiden name, his and her birthplace, birthdates, and parents' names would appear? Is his will listed in the Gallia Co. records? Does his obituary appear, etc. Would any of this appear in his death records or Jenny & Adam's marriage records?
DATE: 03/13/1997 SUBMITTER: Donna Tivener
Thevenin orignial French spelling came with the French 500 to Gallapolis in 1790.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Sharon Ledsome
I am looking info on Hugh Gates. He was married to Christina Cooper poss around 1880.Christina was the daughter of William Cooper and Lydia Woolum.Hugh and Christina were on the 1900 Lawrence Cty census. Cannot find parents of Hugh or place of marriage. Hugh died in Jackson Cty in 1906. Death cert. said he was born in Gallia Cty.The only other reference to a Hugh Gates I've found is on the 1860 Law. Cty. census - lists Hugh Gates 7 yrs old living with an elderly couple named Henry and Martha Cumpston. Would appreciate any info.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Jim Mason
I'm searching for information regarding my great grandmother Susan M. WALTERS NEAL. Susan was born in Gallia County January 26, 1844, married John NEAL August 26, 1865 and died in 1926 in Lawrence County, Ohio. She is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth. Here obituary listed her as a prominent member of the community. John and Susan lived on Bonser-Run Road near New Boston.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Robert Eric Lee
I am interested in LEE, BUSH, ROSE, McDANIEL, WRIGHT and MOSSBURGER families. The following were all born or married in Gallia County: Obadia Lee (b. about 1800; wife Nancy MOSSBURGER), son Andrew LEE (b. 1837; wife Eliza McDANIEL), his son Anderson Wilson LEE (b. 24 Dec 1867; wife Anna Rachel WRIGHT), his son Chester Wilson LEE (b. 1 Mar. 1902) and wife Frances BUSH (b. 17 Aug. 1909) whose father was Elmer BUSH and mother Bessie ROSE.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Robert Eric Lee
I know there were many Lees going back to about 1800 (Obadia Lee married in Gallia Co. in 1817 and had five sons...). I was born in Porter. I have some information about Lee's going back to Obadia for anyone interested.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Karin Sloan Reichart
(update to previous query of 1-21-97) I am looking for parents and or siblings of John SLONE/SLOAN ( b. 31 Oct 1778 d. 5 Feb 1831.) He was married in Patrick Co. VA,(25 Aug 1796) to Sarah HENRY (b. 13 Sept, 1780) she is dau of John HENRY b.1745. Sarah d. 13 Oct 1838 and is buried at the Henry Cemetary in Ironton, OH. The SLONE's came to Gallia County (OH Twp) in 1802 and had 12 children. I am also researching the following families that married John and Sarah's children: John WAUGH, Mr.? GREEN, David BLAKE, James GUTHRIE, John HUNTER, Brice HENRY, Mahala FEURT, Nancy McGRADY. The children I don't have spouses for yet: John Henry SLONE, Sarah SLONE, Mariah SLONE. A Wm. SLONE was married on the same day and location to Matilda BURNETT, this could be a brother to John SLONE. Any information on the above mentioned families would be highly appreciated!
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Mariellen R Cockerham
Looking for any information on Peter DARST that married Faithful RUPE in Gallia Co. Their son Frances married Bessie Edmundson on Jan. 26 1903 in either Gallia or Meigs Co. Their daughter Ethel married O.M. RIFE.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Randy Sue McKeever
I am researching the following families and would be interested in exchanging information with others doing the same families.
David GRAHAM born 1790, married in Gallia Co. to Anna ROBINETT on 09 December 1813. I am interested in more details regarding their children and families.
Gabriel GRAHAM (brother to David) born 1791 and married Mary BICKLE on 2 April 1815/1818 in Gallia Co. Did they have children and where did they spend their lives?
Suzannah GRAHAM ( sister to David and Gabriel) born 1797 and married Hezekiah CASTOR on 12 Jan 1815 in Gallia Co. I am interested in death dates and burial places and whether there were any children too.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Charles R. McClain
Looking for information on Samuel Gleason m. Cynthia Pettigrew Jan 10, 1847.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Chuck Hazelett
I am searching for information on William C. HAZLETT, B 1833 D 1894, Gallia Co., Wife Elizabeth ? B 1829 D 1893, Gallia Co. Son: Albert 1867-1909, my grandfather, Daughter: "Jannie" Jane HAZLETT WAUGH, and Son: James HAZLETT. George, Della, Maggie, and Curt ALLMAN grandchildren of William HAZLETT as per his sale of estate.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: William M. Reagan
I am looking for information on Adele S. Maguet and her ancestors. She was born March 26, 1787 in Havre de Grace, France, the daughter of Louis LeClerc. She was married to Anthony Rene Maguet [1778 - 1829]. Decendants include Lucy J. Maguet [aka Hern; aka Hayward] married Royal Hayward. Their daughter, Adelia married James B. Alexander.: This is the my ancestral line. A relative, John M. Alexander, was mayor of Gallipolis. Adele was one of the original French families who arrived in 1792. Her obit in the Gallipolis Journal March 16, 1887 is quite extensive. Phone is (303)338-0548.
DATE: 03/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Bill
I'm looking for any and all information on the Dearman Family who lived in Gallia Co. in the 1800's.
DATE: 03/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Ruth E. Hall
I have copied all the McCarley marriages from the index for 1803-1925. The web URL is
DATE: 03/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Kelly Hoagland
My ggrandfather was Lewis Trefftzs born 1832 born in Wurttemberg Germany, He came to the US in 1837. His father Gabriel Trefftzs also lived In Gallia County Ohio. They moved to Pinckneyville Illinois in 1854. Lewis married Philena Cook Sterling. Her parents were Jane Packenham and Thomas Sterling. What I am trying to find out is if there were any Packenhams in Gallia County Ohio. as Janes father was Robert Packenham suppossedly brother of the British Major General Edward Packenham who fought against Andrew Jackson and died in the war of 1812. Wondering if there were any others searching this family.
DATE: 03/05/1997 SUBMITTER: Merriam White
I received a tip that James A. Fraser might have been born to Alexander and Catherine Fraser from Gallia County, Ohio. Would like any info on a lead about his birth, census, or parents name. His wife Catherine Elizabeth Handley was born in Harrison County, Ohio but we can't find James A. Looking for his parents I have no leads but this one. I'm looking for relatives of James A. Fraser b. 1843 in Ohio. He was raised in Ohio according to Iowa Historical Society. Married Catherine Elizabeth Handley in 1874 and lived in Indianola, Iowa where he died in 1899. Children are: Marabel (Fraser) Caughlan b. Jun 26 1877 in Iowa, Donald Croskey Fraser b. 1884 in Iowa. Unproven James had a sister, Nancy B. (Fraser) McIntosh m. Wm. McIntosh. James' father came to America from Scotland. He married Jane (McIntosh) Fraser in Scotland.
DATE: 03/04/1997 SUBMITTER: Jack Childers
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 Athens 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 buried 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 nearer date or locations should be checked.
DATE: 03/04/1997 SUBMITTER: Judith B. Glad
WRIGHT, John, married Margaret LARRIMER in Gallia County 1 January 1856; census data says he was born in PA March 1836. Their children included: William, born OH May 1858, Lydia J., b OH abt 1860, John E., born OH abt 1864, Mary Ann, born OH abt 1869, James T. born Gallia County 14 June 1872, S. Robertie, born OH abt 1875. William WRIGHT married Rowena KING, daughter of Enos KING and Elizabeth SANDERS in Gallia county 30 October 1877. Children included Clarence E., born Gallia County 19 January 1879, Laura L., born OH August 1886 (married a NEWMAN, last heard of in Tampa, FL, in 1937), Maude, birthdate unknown (married R.H. HARDIN, last heard of in Cleveland, OH, in 1937). Any information about this family would be appreciated.
DATE: 03/04/1997 SUBMITTER: Judith B. Glad
LARIMER/LARRIMER: Parents & relatives of Margaret LARIMER, born OH March 1836, who married John WRIGHT in Gallia County 1 January 1856. Census records state her parents were also born in OH. She may have been sister to William LARIMER who died in Gallia County 3 August 1870.
DATE: 03/04/1997 SUBMITTER: Judith B. Glad
PLYMALE, Maud Faye, b 16 June 1882, Gallia County, daughter of A.E. Plymale and Laura B.Martin, married Clarence W. WRIGHT in Gallia County 28 November 1898. Sons: Clarence E. WRIGHT born Xenia, Greene County, 28 April 1900, Plymale William WRIGHT, born Gallia County 20 October 1902. Seeking record of death or divorce before 1909. Also seeking sons in 1910, 1920 censuses.
DATE: 03/03/1997 SUBMITTER: Jackie Savage Marshall
Interested in corresponding with other people researching the MENEGER family. Our ancestor Mary Louise MENEGERE m1) BARKER? m2) William Marshall bef 1832. Could parents possibly be Claudius Roman MENEGER d 1835 Gallipolis, and Mary BOBIN MENEGER d 1854 Gallipolis? Mary Louise and William MARSHALL had at least two children b Gallipolis; John Henry MARSHALL b 1835, and Elizabeth Sarah MARSHALL (later WEAVER) b 1838.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Margie Deck
Would like info on a Kathryn Brown Sayre, wife of I.H Sayre.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary C. Kanta
Were there any newspapers in Gallipolis around 1856-1858 era? I am trying to find the birth date of Kate MURRELL in 1857, in Gallipolis. Her death date is listed as 4 May 1858 in Gallipolis. Her parents were William Randolph MURRELL, of VA, and Emily JOHNSON of Gallipolis, parents unknown. W.R. MURRELL was a newspaper editor before and after the war in Putnam and Kanawah Cos. in VA. If you can give me a lead as to where to search for this information, I would be most grateful.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Marsha Vedder
I am researching John and Mary(Reed) McKinzie and children: Washington and Susan (Spencer) McKinzie, Alexander, Jane, Elsie, John R., Margaret, Barnabas, Permelia, Hiram. I believe the children were all born in Gallia County.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Fran Jones
Is there any Jones' out there that may recognize this family? Dennis JONES b. 1844 in Wales. Believed to have come to America in 1847. Don't know parents or siblings. He married Mary EVANS from Mount Savage Ohio. She was born in 1845. They married in 1865 and had following children in Gallia Co. Ohio: Sarah Ann b. abt. 1868, David b. abt. 1869, Ezekiel b. abt 1872, Elizabeth b. abt. 1878, Emma b. abt. 1874, John b. 1880, Ninna b. 1884. Would appreciate any info anyone can give. Dennis Jones was in the Civil War. He bought a farm in Gallia Co. Ohio. They lived there until his death in 1902. We can not find any death records or obituaries. So we are at a stand still.
DATE: 03/02/1997 SUBMITTER: Pam McGee-Martin
I am researching the LONG family. I am seeking parents/siblings/children of Mary LONG born in VA & her husband David HUMPHREY. They were married 17 Apr 1842 in Gallispolis, Gallia Co.,OH. They had at least one daughter, Sarah(my great-great grandmother) born 10 Nov 1846 in Gallispolis, OH. I would appreciate any help.
DATE: 03/01/1997 SUBMITTER: Dean Glenn
Seeking information on David Dyas that married Elizabeth Phillips March 31, 1850. I am interested in David's father, Richard Dyas and his mother. I need the mother's maiden name. The marriage of David Dyas and Elizabeth Phillips was in Gallia County. Records also show his father to be a magistrate in Gallia County. Records show a Lewis Dyas married Susan Phillips in Gallia County in 1850. Were they related to David and Richard Dyas as well as Elizabeth Phillips?
DATE: 03/01/1997 SUBMITTER: Dee Schleret
I am searching for Belcher family bible. Was in the possession of one Eunice Blackburn of said county. Has pertinent information in regards to the Samuel Belcher family. Any help will be appreciated.
DATE: 02/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Douglas V. Smith
Searching for death and burial dates and places for Isaac and Mary (TIDD) CUMMINGS who removed to Gallipolis late 1700's., mail to Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail.
DATE: 02/27/1997 SUBMITTER: Philip Caldwell
Requesting date of the marriage of James Madison Caldwell and Phena Shuler. Would have been between 1865 and 1870, probably in Cheshire Township.
DATE: 02/25/1997 SUBMITTER: Cheril Musser
Seeking info on DANIEL MOLDER (inter-changeably spelled MOLER or MOULDER) b.1760/80 m. ANNIE THORPE. Came to Gallia Co.OH in the early 1800s,-his children Mary Polly, Christina, Manus/Marris, Jacob all born in Gallia. JACOB MOULDER b. 1814 Gallia Co. OH later went with his family to Tippecanoe Co IN in 1825. All of Daniel's children were born in Gallia Co.OH. Seeking information on the PENCE family from Gallia Co. SOLOMON J. PENCE born c.1816 and the MOLDER/PENCE connection in Gallia Co. the eaarly 1800s.
DATE: 02/25/1997 SUBMITTER: Linda Hopp
Researching Henry MOLER, b 22-Mar-1822 Gallia Co OH, s/o Henry Moler and Sarah Rebecca Totten, m Marrietta Williams 2-Oct-1845 in Madison Co OH. Can the birth of Henry and the names of his parents be documented? Any info will surely be appreciated.
DATE: 02/25/1997 SUBMITTER: Christie Johnson
Seeking the families of Stephen Franklin Fuller and Ellen Turner (1st wife): children as follows; 1.. Charles Elmer b. 1863,2. James Fletcher b. 1865, 3. Pluma Arzelia (my great-great-grandmother) b. 1871 in Proctorville d. 1936 Lost Springs, KS m. 1892 Rowland Day Bevan b. 1865 in Proctorville d. 1952 in Lost Springs, KS, 4. Cora Ellen b. 1876, 5.Minnie b. 1877 m. 1895 John C. Bevan b. 1868 in Proctorville d.1934 in Lost Springs, KS, 6. Fred Shrader b. 1880; and Malinda Burns (2nd wife) children 1. Lulu or Lula b. 1904 m. Avalon Fuller (this couple believed still living), 2. Ray b.1906. Parents of Stephen Franklin were Stephen Swain Fuller and Lusiana Elkins. Father of Stephen Swain was Alphonso Theodore Foster Fuller. Any and all information about the Fuller families of Ohio is welcome.
DATE: 02/25/1997 SUBMITTER: Christie Johnson
Looking for all families of John C. Bevan and Priscilla Thompson (1st wife) children as follows;1. Jennie m. Charles Turner, 2. Margaret Missouri "Zude" m. Grover Miller, 3. Victoria m. B. Beller, 4. Ella J. m. Clum Graham, 5. Rowland Day 1865-1952 m. 1892 Pluma Arzelia Fuller of Proctorville 1871-1936, 6. Anna Mae m. 1896 Columbus Preston Houston b. 1874 (Houston family from Gallia Co. OH), 7. John C. Bevan, Jr. 1868-1934 m. 1895 Minnie Fuller of Procotorville b. 1877, 8. William A. m. Edith Blanchard; Fanny Turner (2nd wife?) one son Homer C. Bevan m. Margaret C. ? 1884-1977. All information on Bevan families in Ohio is welcome.
DATE: 02/25/1997 SUBMITTER: Judy McCumber Weinberg
Hiram McCumber married Catherine Romine on October 22, 1824 in Gallia, Ohio. If anyone has any connections to these lines, please contact me.
DATE: 02/25/1997 SUBMITTER: Joyce Knoch
Joseph WORTHINGTON born 26 June 1841 (Lawrence Co) OH. On 2 December 1866 married Julia BANDY born 5 November 1841 (Lawrence Co, OH) in Lawrence Co, OH. Moved to Gallia Co in 1868. Address was Sprinkle's Mill. Was a salesman in the general store of Smith Brothers and a farmer. Died in Cuyahoga Co, Cleveland, OH area early 1920s. Children: George A born 19 Oct 1867, died 1911 in Marion Co, OH. Arch Thomas born 4 June 1870 married (1)Cynthia LITTLE and (2) Flora FLINCHBAUGH, died in Summit Co, OH mid 1950s. Anne E. born 1 April 1873, living in Cleveland, OH in early 1920s. Winnie E. born 9 March 1876 married John LITTLE, living in Cleveland, OH in early 1920s. Parents of Joseph: Alexander and Eliza Ann (RUTTER) WORTHINGTON both born in PA. Parents of Julia: George BANDY born 1818 in Botetourt Co,VA and Elizabeth CAULLY / CAULLEY / CAULEY born 1815 - 1819 in KY.
DATE: 02/18/1997 SUBMITTER: Clark Tyler
I am searching for information on TYLER surname, Gallia County OH. Isaac Tyler, George Tyler, James Tyler(my ggg grandfather), John Tyler in or near Huntington twp. I believe that this group of brothers settled in the area around 1800 from Point Pleasant WV.
DATE: 02/18/1997 SUBMITTER: Jerry R. Ennis
Seek parents and siblings of Samuel H. MCKINLEY born 6 Aug 1817 in Ohio. Married (1) Nancy TAGART(1823-1863), 10 Nov 1842, Athens Co.; Children: Bailes (1844-1904), Margaret,(1847-1866) & Asbury,(1851- ). Married (2) Samantha RIGGS (nee BROOKS) (1841- aft 1890), 9 Apr 1865, Athens Co. Ohio; Children: Oliver L. (1865-1920), Lydia E.(1870-1963) & Emma M. E.(1875-1878). Samuel and his first family moved to Chester Twp, Meigs Co., Ohio in about 1843 and then after the death of his first wife in 1863, to Bedford Twp, Meig Co. where he died, 8 Oct 1879.
DATE: 02/18/1997 SUBMITTER: Stephen E. Snider
I am searching for any information on my 2nd Great Grandfather, Adam Snider (Schneider, Snyder). He was born 11 Jan 1822 in Switzerland, as per the 1870 Lawrence County, Ohio Federal Census, and died on 24 May 1895. The place of his death was told to me by my Father as Getaway, Lawrence County, Ohio. He immigrated to America sometime before 1855, as that is the date of birth of his daughter, Mary E. Snider, who is my Great Grandmother. Any information reguarding this family would be greatly appreciated. My home address is: Stephen E. Snider, Sr., 158 North Main #311, Salt Lake City, Utah
DATE: 02/18/1997 SUBMITTER: Mary Campbell
I am looking for information on John Oliver that married Sarah Ann Crump 5-22-1878. John parents were Charles Oliver and Hulda McIntyre. John was born in Jefferson Twp,Jackson Co., OH 3-1-1838. All I know is that John is the brother to my ggg-grandfather Henderson Oliver.
DATE: 02/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Thomas E. Smalley
My Great-Grandfather John W. Smalley last appears in the Lawrence county census for 1870. He was 47 years old at the time so he was born 1822-1823. His wife Rececca Collier Smalley was 32 years old at the time, but I think she was born in Lawrence in 1837 and married on Aug 03, 1856 in Lawrence county. I think John W. Smalley was born in Ohio but dont know where. I have no other information on them. Their children were Joseph F. Smalley; John Smalley; Annie L Smalley; Sarah A. Smalley, Nancy L. Smalley and James A. Smalley.
DATE: 02/12/1997 SUBMITTER: Paul Grisham
I would like to make contact with anyone doing research on the Menager family. I have important documents relating to the Menagers in the 1850s-1880s. Names, places of residence, family relationships, historical anecdotes, etc. The information I have is a collection of letters and legal papers handed down through my mothers adopted family (the Menagers). I personally am not researching the Menager family but thought someone in the family might still be in Ohio and be interested in knowing a little of their history. The letters are mainly between the Menager brothers Peter, Louis, and Claudius. Also quite a few letters from their Mother to Peter and Louis. Peter moved to Leavenworth Kansas in 1856 followed shortly by Louis. Claudius was living in Saline Co. Missouri during most of the timeframe of these letters. Sometime during the 1860s Louis moved to St. Louis Mo. The Kansas State Historical Society has agreed to accept all of this material and to transcribe them and make them available to the public.
DATE: 02/10/1997 SUBMITTER: Linda Evans
Looking for any information on the following: Thomas J. EVANS, b Feb. 1861 in Gallipolis, OH, d 1910 in Gallipolis, OH. Thomas married Roma Wade WILLIAM in Dec. 1882. Roma Wade WILLIAM b Feb. 1863 in OH. They had 6 children, Lily b Jan 1884; Blanche b Aug 1885; Marie b Aug 1882; Carl William b Mar 1894; Edwin E. b Mar 1896; and Fred J. b Aug 1899. I think they were all born in Gallipolis. Carl William EVANS was married probably 1910 - 1919 and had a daughter, Winona?.
DATE: 02/10/1997 SUBMITTER: no name
I'm trying to gather information on my parents, and grandparents, they all lived and went to Gallipolis schools. My father's name is Fred Rake his father John D. Rake, relations include Sarah, John D. II, Patrick, Betty and numerous aunts and uncles. My mother's maiden name was Daugherty, her parents Cecil (d.approx 1949) Ruth, sisters/brothers Don, Wilma, Peggy, Enid, Norma. My dad was captain of the football team in the early 50's. and my mom 3 years behind him a cheerleader. Any info, records, please!!!!! births, weddings, newspaper archives, land records, property/real estate school records, anything Thanks
DATE: 02/10/1997 SUBMITTER: Karen Collins Veneskey
I am looking for information on Samuel Collins and his wife Mary. They were listed on land deeds of 1820 in Springfield towmship. I beleive they are the parents of Thomas Collins. William Bray and his wife Elizabeth (Wire?)are listed on land deeds of 1822. I believe they are the parents of Sarah Bray. Thomas Collins and Sarah Wire Bray were married and left Gallia Co. in 1829 and moved to In. The will of William Bray was probated on 6-7-1861. Samuel Collins moved to Shelby Co. Ohio and his land in Gallia Co. was sold by a neighbor William Denny about 1838. I am looking for information about these family members and were they came from. I do have more information on there decendents if anyone is intrested.
DATE: 02/09/1997 SUBMITTER: Karen Collins Veneskey
I am looking for information on Samuel Collins and his wife Mary. They were listed on land deeds of 1820 in Springfield towmship. I beleive they are the parents of Thomas Collins. William Bray and his wife Elizabeth (Wire?)are listed on land deeds of 1822. I believe they are the parents of Sarah Bray. Thomas Collins and Sarah Wire Bray were married and left Gallia Co. in 1829 and moved to In. The will of William Bray was probated on 6-7-1861. Samuel Collins moved to Shelby Co. Ohio and his land in Gallia Co. was sold by a neighbor William Denny about 1838. I am looking for information about these family members and were they came from. I do have more information on there decendents if anyone is intrested.
DATE: 02/09/1997 SUBMITTER: Nancy Rupp
Looking for information of Lorenzo D. Taylor: b. June 28, 1832, d. April 27, 1907, married Aug. 10, 1854 to Sarah Halfhill in Gallia County. Children are: Jacob, Margaret J., John W., Samuel, Charles, Elza, Mary A., Ellen, Augusta Ann, Laura E., Emma.
DATE: 02/07/1997 SUBMITTER: Stanley G. Baker
My Ggrandfather departed Ranger, Lincoln County, WV about 1880 and headed supposedly west to the Snake River in Oregon to post claim to land. He never made it to Oregon and no one can find a trace of him anywhere. Since his youngest son was born in Lawrence county in 1879, we suspect he returned to either Lawrence or Gallia county to settle with another lady. His name was David M. Baker, his youngest son was named Isaac Luther Baker.
DATE: 02/03/1997 SUBMITTER: Peg Hetrick
Researchin NISEWANGER, POWELL, KERR, HUTSINPILLER surnames in Gallia County. Peg Hetrick, 8055 Music St., Chagrin Falls. OH, 44022 or e-mail.
DATE: 02/03/1997 SUBMITTER: Kathleen Wiese
Searching for info on my g-g-g grandmother, Louisa LACROIX, born in Ohio, circa 1830. Parents also born in Ohio, as well as one sister, Sarah Jane. By 1852, she was in New Orleans, married to George W. FOWLER, where she remained for the rest of her life. (Her sister married Edwin T. RILEY, also in New Orleans.) There is one Louisa LACROIX, listed in the 1850 Ohio census, Lawrence County, Upper Township. She is listed with James W. MEANS, and his wife Jane, and two MEANS children. Could this be my ancestress? (George was from Massachusetts.)
DATE: 02/03/1997 SUBMITTER: Barbara Griffith Lanterman
Looking for Jane MacLeod or McLeod, married ca. 1810 in Gallia County to Adam Griffith. Any demographic information welcome, including her parent's names and her birthplace.

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