Belmont County, Ohio

Posted Queries for April 1998



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STEIGER posted by Bonnie Bright on Monday, April 6, 1998

Seeking info on the STEIGER name. Have newspaper clipping with dateline St. Clairsville that talks about Amos Steiger of Shadyside, last of a family of 22 Monroe County brother and sisters who died. Other siblings were Carrie, Ruben, Julis,Charles(my ggfather), Henry,Llewleyn, Priscilla, Everett, and Esther. Amos STEIGER probably died in the late 1960's to mid 70's. Can you help?

MEEK posted by Jane K. Depew on Monday, April 6, 1998

GEORGE MEEK Born 1832 Belmont County Richland Twnshp Son of ??? There were Joseph, Samuel and Henry MEEK listed in the 1830 census in Belmont Co. Perhaps one of these men had a son named George. This George MEEK may possibly also have been born in Jefferson CO. Richmond twnshp

BOLES, BOWLES, BOWLS, CARTER, LYNN posted by John Griffin on Monday, April 6, 1998

Elizabeth Augusta Bowls CARTER was born at Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH, on 31 MAY 1843. She was a daughter of Wm. CARTER Jr.(1795- 1884)and Nancy SEVERE (1803-1888). Elizabeth's third given name, BOWLS, mav have had a family connection. She married James LYNN (1825=1905) at Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1856. I share.

MARING, MONROE, RUBLE posted by Mary Hart on Monday, April 6, 1998

Nicholas MARING, born 1822, Belmont County, was married in 1845 to Hannah RUBLE, born 1821, Belmont County. Their children were Maria Louisa, Francis Newton, Seaberry Ford (my ancestor), Nancy Ellen, Alma Eliza, John Wesley, and perhaps Alvia. Nicholas and Hannah settled in Appanoose County, IA, before 1856. Nicholas died in 1864 in the Civil War and is buried at Little Rock, AR. Hannah died in 1872 and is buried at Exline, IA. Was Nicholas a son of Moses MARING, born New Jersey about 1797, and Mary Ellen MONROE, born Delaware about 1799? Both died in Appanoose County and are buried at Exline. Is anyone researching these families? Is there a MARING family association?

KINKADE, MARING posted by Mary Hart on Monday, April 6, 1998

Joseph KINKADE married Sarah Jane MARING (both born 1826 Belmont or Monroe County) in 1847 in Monroe County. Their children were Leander, John, Jacob, Mary Ann, Loretta Belle (my ancestor), Eleanor, Jennie, Lucinda, Maggie, Kate, Charles and Lydia, all born in Mornoe County. The family moved to Appanoose County, IA, after 1864. Joseph and Sarah Jane died there in 1915 and 1918. Is anyone researching this family?

KINKADE, MARING posted by Mary Hart on Monday, April 6, 1998

Joseph KINKADE married Sarah Jane MARING (both born 1826 in Belmont or Monroe County) in 1847 in Monroe County. Their children were Leander, John, Jacob, Mary Ann, Loretta Belle (my ancestor), Eleanor, Jennie, Lucinda, Maggie, Kate, Charles and Lydia, all born in Monroe County. The family moved to Appanoose County, Iowa, after 1864. Joseph and Sarah Jane died there in 1915 and 1918. Is anyone researching this family? Need information on parents and siblings.

MYERS, WEIR, WEYER, WIER posted by Eleanor Myers on Monday, April 6, 1998

Need ino on Mary Elizabeth WEIR (WIER or WEYER)born 5 Oct 1837 who married Andrew Jackson MYERS born 20 Aug 1837 of Warnock, Belmont Co., OH on 25 Dec 1862 in Belmont Co., OH. She died 10 Feb 1927 in St. Clairsville. Need info on parents.

MARTIN, NIXON posted by Marilee Tolman on Monday, April 6, 1998

In the 1880 soundex of Ohio, Belmont County, Peass Township, is a Lue MARTIN, female, age 5, enumerated with Leander NIXON as a stepdaughter. Amanda MARTIN divorced wife of Perry MARTIN, had a daughter named Lue. Amanda remarried to ? (possibly Leander NIXON). Can anyone verify this for me? Thanks!

METCALF, MURPHY, STURDIVANT posted by Pam Wright on Monday, April 6, 1998

Abraham METCALF b 10-20-1811 in Belmont County, Kirkwood Twp., Ohio married Nancy MURPHY 4-11-1833. They had 7 children. Abraham METCALF JR. b 6-2-1843 married Martha STURDIVANT. They had 7 children.

JONES, SMITH posted by K. William Bailey on Thursday, April 16, 1998

Jemima SMITH married William N. JONES in Belmont County in 1835. Her father is listed as Samuel. Seeking further information about Jemima's parents, siblings.

BOYD, BURNS, CROZIER, FULTON, MCFADDEN, MCFARLAND, MCKELVEY, SIMPSON posted by Phyllis Boyd Gauss on Thursday, April 16, 1998

William BOYD b. 1800 Co Tyrone N IRL, son of James BOYD & Margaret EMOCK/AMMOCK, m. 1825 Belmont Co, Margaret MCFARLAND b. 1802 Co Tyrone, dau of Andrew & Nancy MCFADDEN MCFARLAND. Both d. Belmont Co Ch: James, Ann Jane, Andrew McFarland, Margaret, Isabella, Catherine, Mary, **Samuel, & William. What town in Co Tyrone??

CORDNER, NELSON posted by Jay H. Kay on Thursday, April 16, 1998

Verify the birth and town of ALICE NELSON, b. 13 August 1849/50, Belmont County. ANDREW NELSON and MARY CORDNER are my great grandparents. MARY CORDNER is possibly related to CORDNER family residing in Belmont in 1840's and later.

AGIN, CRAFT, DODD, HUMPHREY, KIDWILER, KRAFT, WATERHOUSE posted by Joan R. Kidwiler on Thursday, April 16, 1998

Johann Jacob KIDWILER/KITWEILER b1759 Bucks Co.,PA. Resided Warren Twp., Belmont Co. with child:Jacob m Lydia; Eliz m Asher AGIN; James m 1810 Rebecca DODD. Others in family marr to Hiram WATERHOUSE, Mary CRAFT, James HUMPHREY. Kidwiler@AOL.com

MCGAUGHEY, PHILLIPS posted by Anita McGaughey on Thursday, April 16, 1998

Can you look up to confirm Emmett Walter MCGAUGHEY, B:29 Jun 1881 in VA, as son of Cyrus Albert McGaughey B:1853 who was M:Harriet Caroline PHILLIPS B:1857 of Belmont Co.OH? His other sibilings were born in Belmont Co, and are listed in the OH census, but 1880 is too early, for E.W. and by 1900 he seems to have left home. We don't know the source of the info. saying he was born in VA, but we know from other relatives that this is his family. Anita McGaughey

RHODES, WHITE posted by Sheri Nye on Thursday, April 16, 1998

Seeking parents and siblings of; Sarah Rhodes, b. 1807 in Belmont Co. Ohio, She married 1826 in Belmont Co. OH (Mead twp.) William White b. 1802/7 MD. They had four children, Caroline b. c. 1833 OH, Elizabeth b.c.1831 OH m. John Hines d. aft. 1900 in Pleasants Co. WV , Minerva b.c. 1836 OH , and Samuel b. 1839 in Monroe Co. OH. They resided in Switzerland twp. Monroe Co. OH 1830-1870, removed to Pleasants Co. WV, and died there in 1886.

MCLAIN, SHANNON posted by Mary Shackelford on Thursday, April 16, 1998

I am searching for a John MCLAIN who Married Sarah A. SHANNON in Belmont Ohio in 1840/41. I have that he was born in Morgan Co. Ohio in 1817. I would like to know about his parents and siblings. If anyone has this information I would appreciate the help. Thanks a LOT!!

ZANE posted by Vincent R. Thornburg on Thursday, April 16, 1998

Samuel Zane, son of Ebenezer Zane, married Elizabeth Bloomfield in Bridgeport in 1820.

TRAVIS posted by Joy Yontz on Thursday, April 16, 1998

I'm looking for connection to Sarah Jane TRAVIS b.1805. d.1889 in Belmont County. She married Robert LUKE b.1806 d.1889. They had a son John LUKE b.1828 d. 1865 in Civil War. Also, Savilla TRAVIS b.1868/70 d.? married Elmer DAVIS. They had several children - one was daughter Winifred DAVIS b.1907 d.1968 who married Merle THOMAS b.1902 d. 1971

ARTIS, CAMPBELL, DEAVER, WILSON posted by Ruth Wilson Byrne on Friday, April 24, 1998

My grandfather's family all moved from Belmont Co, OH to Brown Co, IN. According to the census records they originally came from Maryland to Belmont Co, OH. I'm looking for the parents of Dr. Samuel Carlton Wilson. Samuel C. Wilson was born on 18 Dec. 1831 in Bellaire, Belmont Co, OH He married Mary Ann Campbell on 18 Jan. 1858 in Brown Co, IN He died on 5 August 1900 in Brown Co, IN. Dr. Samuel C. Wilson was active during the Civil War. He went to the battlefields and brought home the wounded Brown Co. boys in a wagon. His original log home is still standing in Brown Co. It is currently owned by a college professor who uses it as a weekend home. Mary Ann Campbell Wilson was the daughter of Joseph Campbell and Harriett A. Deaver. Mary Ann Campbell was born 8 Oct 1840 in Belmont Co, OH She died on 25 Feb. 1910 in Brown Co, IN. Who were the parents of Joseph Campbell? He was born 16 Oct. 1794 in MD. He married Harriet Deaver on 23 Aug. 1825 in Wayne Twp, Belmont Co, Ohio by Aaron Headley, a Baptist Minister. He died 30 August 1873 in Brown Co, IN. Who were the parents of Harriet Deaver Campbell? She was born 20 Jan 1807 in MD. She died on 12 Mar. 1876 in Brown Co, IN. I'm also seeking information on the Artis Family, who are also related to the Wilsons and Campbells. John Artis was born 15 May 1824 in Baltimore, MD., then moved to Belmont Co, OH. He married Adeline Swain @ 1865 in Brown Co, IN. He died 25 Oct. 1917 in Brown Co., IN. John's obituary listed James Artis and Nelly Shweryer as his parents. I don't know anything about them. Adeline Swain Artis's obituary listed Gabel Swain and Mary Armstrong as her parents. I don't know anything about them.

CLABAUGH, IRONS, LANE posted by Tom Clabaugh on Friday, April 24, 1998

Joseph IRONS, bn.1785-1794 in Frederick Co., MD, married Mary LANE in 1810 and shortly moved to Bedford Co., PA. After living in Bedford Co., for approx. 10 years, Joseph and his family of at least 4 children moved to Belmont Co., Ohio where he was still living in 1844. Can anyone provide any additional info on Joseph and his family? Thank you.

CONROY posted by Raymond L. Conroy on Friday, April 24, 1998

Seeking relatives of John Lawrence CONROY, B 16 Apr 1868 D 31 Oct 1943 Who were his parents & grandparents? Is anyone else searching this line? He lived in Bellaire, Belmont County, OH.

RICHARDS posted by William Crabtree on Friday, April 24, 1998

RICHARDS, Peter and his wife, Elizabeth, were in Belmont Co., Ohio at the time of the 1850 and earlier census. I would like to find anyone who has knowledge of his descendents

BAKER, DAILEY, HILL posted by Jerry Dailey on Friday, April 24, 1998

Calvin DAILEY m: Sarah M. HILL 11 Aug 1852 in Belmont Co., OH. Sarah d: Apr 1859. Calvin m: Martha M. BAKER and Martha d: 26 Apr 1882. James DAILEY m: Margaret HILL. Margaret was born c: 1848 possibly in OH( & probably the sister of Sarah HILL) & d: 23 Mar 1885 in Greene Co., PA. James & Margaret had 7 children where they raised their family. Please e-mail me if you are related. Have mush info to exchange.

CLARK, MILLER posted by Debi Ohanian on Friday, April 24, 1998

Seeking information on James W. CLARK, born St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio, April 10, 1825. He married Mary MILLER in Washington Co., Pa. circa 1866. Seeking his parents' names and anything pertinent, possibly death in Belmont Co. after 1887. Their children were: Charles Carrol CLARK, Grant CLARK, Olive CLARK, Flora CLARK, Stella CLARK, Mary CLARK, possibly others. He was probably married to someone else prior to being married to Mary, as there is a huge age difference. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me.

CLINE, GIVENS posted by Mike Givens on Friday, April 24, 1998

Interested in a Forest GIVENS from Bellaire born about 1880 to a Joseph GIVENS and a Unice CLINE

CLINE, GIVENS posted by Mike Givens on Friday, April 24, 1998

A Forest Givens Born in Bellaire to Joseph Givens and Unice Cline about 1880

JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, MATTHEWS, STEEL posted by Rosemary McLarty on Friday, April 24, 1998

I'm looking for the family of Laura JOHNSON, sometimes JOHNSTON who married Jacob MATTHEWS in 1891, in Belmont County. She was my husbands grandfathers sister. Her mother Mary C. (STEEL) JOHNSTON who was born in Monroe Co. She was widowed in 1870 and wasn't listed in the 1880 Census. So I'm presuming she remarried.

HURLEY posted by Bobbie F. Railsback on Friday, April 24, 1998

Interested in hearing from others research Nehemiah HURLEY and his family. Nehemiah was born circa 1800 in Maryland. His wife Elizabeth was born circa 1804 MD. They moved to Ohio circa 1834-36. In the 1850 census they lived in Washington Twp. Belmont County. In 1860 and 1870 they lived in York Twp. Belmont County. They are buried in the Old Dover Cemetery in Belmont County. Where is it located? Their children were George, a daughter whose name I would like to learn and Moses F. born in Maryland. Their sons, James M., Nehemiah, William C. and a daughter Tibetha M. were born in Ohio. Who did Tibetha marry? She was born ca 1847. Any informa- on this family would be appreciated. Bobbie F. Railsback b_railsback@yahoo.com

CARLISLE, GRIFFITH posted by Robert Paul Sabin on Friday, April 24, 1998

I am seeking the parents of Margaret C. GRIFFITH, born in Belmont Co. 18 October 1821. She married John CARLISLE, born in Gurnsey Co. 18 September 1819.

CAVEN, CAVIN posted by Mike Vance on Friday, April 24, 1998

I am interested in any information about Thomas CAVEN who appears in the Belmont Co census for 1810. I believe he is of the family which went to Green Co, KY shortly after this. His children would include David, John, and Naomi. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Mike Vance

MYERS, WITCHEY posted by Joy Yontz on Friday, April 24, 1998

Looking for connections to Charles L. WITHCHEY b. 4-29-1884 d. 3-18-1963 m. Golda Witchey b.9-6-1885 d.4-2-1961, lived in Belmont County, Ohio. Buried in Belmont Memorial Park. Children were: Robert E. b.1909 d.1981 m. Anna B. Noble b.1915, Thomas Frank b.4-13-1905 d. 11-5- 1933 m. Grace Doundna Myers b.6-29-1905, and daughter Lena Witchey. Thomas Frank Witchey had two children : Jack and Phyllis b.6-22-1929.

WITCHEY posted by Joy Yontz on Friday, April 24, 1998

Looking for connections to Thomas Frank Witchey b.4-13-1905 d.11-05-1933 m. Grace Doudna Myers b.6-29-1905. Thomas's parents were Charles Witchey and Golda. Charles had brothers Fred, Elmer, and Tom. Thomas had a brother Robert and a sister Lena.

MASON, RICE, STEPHENS, WEST, WHITE posted by Mark Brunner on Tuesday, April 28, 1998

Seek descendents of John MASON and Rachel (HAINES) MASON. John MASON born 1790, came to Belmont County in 1827. Children married following: Nancy PHILLIPS (1819-1883); Rebecca DORNON (1818-1892); Richard RICE 91817-1870), Sarah WHITE (1824-1896); Thomas WEST (1818-1897); Justine ANDREWS (1825-1889); Sarah TRUEX (1839-1971); Elizabeth GATCHEL (1849- 1889); Joseph STEPHENS (1834-1899); and Mary CARTER (1836-1924).

WESTBROOK posted by Joan English on Tuesday, April 28, 1998

I tried to contact Debbie Adams at (smadawd@ameritech.net), but this e-mail address seems to be incorrect. Lemuel WESTBROOK is the brother of my great grandfather. I would really like to be able to contact Debbie; maybe we can help each other. Thank you, Joan English I am looking for the name of William Westbrook's wife. He was born in Fauquier Co. Virginia c. 1886. A William WESTBROOK married A Dorcus MORFETT in Frederick County VA in 1811. William's son William A. Westbrook had a daughter named Dorcus. So this is a clue, but I would like more evidence. William A. Westbrook,(he and his family are buried in Graysville) Lemuel , Thomas,Alfred,Thompson, Jackson and Wesley Jackson Westbrook were brothers. Their sisters were Eliabeth Westbrook White (Isaac) and Margaret Westbrook Glidden (Francis). I would appreciate any information about this family

BUTCHER, HULSE, SUTTON posted by Pamela Klemm on Tuesday, April 28, 1998

In the 1830 Census for Belmont County, Richland twp there is listed Margaret BUCHER, males: 1 under 5, 1 5-10, 2 10-15; females: 1 10- 15 and Margaret. In 1840 BUTCHER, Margaret, males: 1 10-15, 2 15-20; females 1 20-30 and Margaret. Margaret BUTCHER was from Scotland, died in Belmont County in 1856. One son was Thompson BUTCHER b. 1826, d. 1909. He married Ruth Ann HULSE in 1855. Their daughter Sara Ella BUTCHER married Ira Robinson SUTTON. BUTCHER was Margaret's married name. Who was her husband? He was dead by 1830 and she never remarried.

CRANSTON posted by Wendy Palomo on Tuesday, April 28, 1998

My 3rd great grandfather Wesley CRANSTON was purportedly born July 27, 1827 in Barnesville, his father was supposedly a Thomas Cranston who moved to Barnesville about 1812 from either Ireland or Scotland (I believe the latter, Cranston is an old Scottish Clan Name). Wesley Cranston moved to Iowa in 1864. Looking for any records (ie census, marriages, deaths, births, wills, etc.) of Cranstons from about the early 1800's.


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