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February through Apr 11 1999

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DOUGLASS (Uriah and Jane Murphy) Hamilton married in Butler Co. on 1/1/1824. From: - jenny matthews (Feb 16, 1999)
I know that Uriah Douglass was born about 1805, possibly KY. I believe he died in Butler Co. Would like to know date and where he is buried. His wife Jane Murphy was born about 1810 possibly in KY. Again would like to know date of death and where she was buried. Their son Urias Douglass was born in Butler Co. and married there as well to Rebecca Kurts/Curtis. She was born in Ohio in 1839. Any information about any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

BESSLER (William). From: - David Bessler (Feb 16, 1999)

CARTER (Albert Newton & Grace Ewing CARTER) . From: - Judith Webb (Feb 16, 1999)
I'm hoping this family lived in Butler, but am not positive. Albert Newton Carter b. 1870 m. Grace Ewing probably around 1916 or so. Please, anybody with Carter relatives, please contact me. Albert also had a brother, Robert who remained in Ohio, while he moved to DesMoines and raised children there. Any help appreciated. Judy Webb

DRAKE (James, Mary) Hamilton, 1806. From: - Bill Brauker (Feb 17, 1999)
James Drake, b 1740, was in Butler, Ohio, by 1806. He died there in 1818.
Children of JAMES DRAKE and MARY? are:
2. i. JOHN SR.2 DRAKE, b. March 04, 1763, New Jersey; d. 1838, Wayne County, Indiana.

ii. MOSES DRAKE, b. September 09, 1765; d. November 29, 1831, Butler, OH;
m. ELIZABETH POUND, September 11, 1800, Shelby County, Kentucky.

iii. HOLLY DRAKE.
3. iv. HANNAH DRAKE, b. January 06, 1768, New Jersey.

v. TABITHA DRAKE, b. April 14, 1771, Pennsylvania; m. JAMES WHITE, February 16, 1790.

vi. MARY DRAKE, b. September 17, 1775, Pennsylvania; m. MR. BLUE.
4. vii. JAMES DRAKE, b. April 09, 1778, Pennsylvania; d. June 12, 1865, Sullivan, IN.
Bill Brauker / billbrauk@aol.com

BROCKMAN (Melvin & Lily BROCKMAN) Hamilton. From: - Mark S BROCKMAN (Feb 17, 1999)
Lily BROCKMAN's maiden name was BROCKMAN. BROCKMAN married BROCKMAN

DANIELS family. From: - Stanley Thomas (Feb 19, 1999)

FOWLER (Edward) Hamilton. From: - RICHARD FOWLER (Feb 21, 1999)

HAYES (Stephen and Anne Heeney) Monroe and Lemon abt. 1853 to 1867. From: - Sharon D'Anna (Feb 21, 1999)
Looking for the emigration trail of this Irish family who subsequently went to Atchison, KS. Stephen Hayes and Anne Heeney m. in Butler Co., on 23 Sep 1853. Both were Irish immigrants. Stephen was from Tipperary and Anne from Oldcastle, Co., Meath. Their six children were born in Butler Co., OH Their youngest son, John Francis b. 1867 was my gf.

GALLION (Adolph & -?- KEUHN). From: - Marilyn Baker (Feb 22, 1999)

DONNETT family of Gallipolis. From: - Pauline Thomas (Feb 23, 1999)
LACLAIRA MARION DONNETT IS MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER. SHE WAS BORN APRIL 7, 1874, AT GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

HARMON (Archibald & Helen REICHERT) Hamilton, 1915-1965. From: - mary (Feb 24, 1999)

BAKER (WILLIAM) early 1800's. From: - BARBARA PETREE (Feb 24, 1999)

MOWERY (John and Catherine Conkle) 1884. From: - Rhonda (Feb 24, 1999)

FRAZEE (Sara & Ollie Wilson WRIGHT) 1893 TO 1903. From: - David D. Franklyn (Mar 1, 1999)
LOOKING FOR THE PARENTS AND MY ANCESTERS OF SARA "MAGGIE" FRAZEE (1877-1908) MARRIED MY GREAT GRANDFATHER OLLIE WILSON WRIGHT (1875-1963) 4 JULY 1986 AT WEST MIDDLETOWN, BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO.

IGLEBURGER (MARTIN AND MARY LENORD) MIDDLETOWN, 1840 - 1900. From: - John (Jack) E. Igleburger (Mar 4, 1999)
I am attempting to find the father of Martin Igleburger. It is assumed that his father migrated from Pennsylvania and spelled his name Eichelberger or Eichelburger.

HOLSWORTH (Samuel & Mary unkown) I think Hanover twp. From: - kathy biller (Mar 5, 1999)
Samuel Holsworth born Oct 1861 in Ohio married Mary unknown born July 1872 in Ohio. They moved to Michigan and had there first son in 1889. I think samuels dad was George but not sure. Any info you might have would be great.

SEWARD (John and Amanda APPLEGATE) lived in Butler County in mid 1800's. From: - Andy Likins (Mar 8, 1999)
Would like to know more about the children of John & Amanda (APPLEGATE) SEWARD.

ALLEN (Bradley). From: - Gwen (Springer) Millen (Mar 11, 1999)
I am looking for any children of Bradley Allen (who lived in Butler Co. until 1950's), particularly one daughter who may have been contacted by a half-sibling, Gary Springer, between 1980 and 1985.

BRYANT (Jesse and Sarah Jane (BRYANT) Cunningham) . From: - Judy Tooman (Mar 11, 1999)
Am searching for the parents/siblings of Sarah Jane (BRYANT) Cunningham. She was b Washington Co., PA, 29 Feb 1815; d Hamilton Co., OH, 24 Jul 1888; m 1833, Belch Farm, Pisgah, Butler Co., OH, Jesse Cunningham of Hamilton Co. They lived in Hamilton Co.

BATES family c. 1810-1836. From: - Ken Hixon (Mar 11, 1999)
I am looking for the parents and ancestors of Smith Bates, b. 1805, Pelham, MA. - d. 12 Feb 1874, Lawrence Twp., Marion Co. IN.

According to family records and lore Smith Bates was brought to Cincinatti, Ohio, as a boy by his grandparents [it is not known whether by his paternal or maternal grandparents]. His grandparents died in Cincinatti "of an epidemic" and Smith was bound out to an unknown resident of Butler Co., OH, where he reached his majority and began teaching school.

About 1836, Smith Bates married Mary Rush, b. 5 July 1815, Butler Co., OH - d. 10 Oct 1894, Lawrence Twp., Marion Co., IN., and purchased a small farm near Centerville in Wayne Co., IN. About 1847, Smith and family relocated to a farm in the northeast corner of Lawrence Twp., Marion Co. IN. I have a great deal of info on their Indiana descendants.

GEAR (Luther & Elizabeth MOON) Oxford, 1850s. From: - JOHN PRESTON (Mar 14, 1999)
Looking for RON GEAR who wrote in Apr. 1998 concerning Luther and Eliz. Moon GEAR of Oxford, butlr. Co., OH. I am related to LAVINA FREEMAN, who married ASA GEAR and had LUTHER and RICHARD GEAR. RICHARD m. CYNTHIA STOUT and had SYLVANUS GEAR and others. I am related through the Freemans and am desparately looking for info. on them. I have more info., on the GEARS. JOHN FREEMAN, father of LAVINA FREEMAN, was a revolutionary Soldier. JOHN PRESTON

GEBHART/GEPHART (John Skank/John H.S.) Middletown. From: - (Mar 15, 1999)
Searching for the pts. John Skank Gephart, also known as John H.S. Gephart; b Middletown 2 May 1839; md Jennie POOR or POORE. Had sis Phoebe Cullen & bro. Michael Gephart. Any data appreciated. Anita Gephart Hayes.

HARDEN (Charles & Zenith Watts) Morgan township, 1816. From: - Doris E Svoboda (Mar 19, 1999)
Searching for parents and children of Charles and Zenith. One son, John, married Eliza Hanshaw in 1849 in Darke,Co.,OH. They moved to Macoupin, Co., IL in 1851.

DUBBS (Jonathan Sarah BERGER) West Middletown. From: - Karla Lawson (Mar 20, 1999)
I am looking for information on a Jonathan Dubbs born 1812 in Penn. who died in West Middletwon in 1864. He is buried in the Elk Creek Cem. His father is possibly a Henry Dubbs in the Butler Co. 1850 Census. - living with a MArgaret - 68 and 70 years old. Thanks

GOEHRING (Sidney - wife Agnes Matilda HUSELTON) Mars and Cranberry Twps. 1876-1885. From: - Sally Goehring (Mar 20, 1999)
Children: Claude, Earl, George L., Harry, and Lawrence Sidney.

DOUGLASS (Isaac and Margaret REED) 1810-1838. From: - Mike Brickner (Mar 21, 1999)
I am interested in any information on the family of Isaac [1800-1856] Margaret (REED) DOUGLASS [1810-1873] married in Butler County 12 March 1828. Isaac was born somewhere in Pennsylvania 11 September 1800 and Margaret was born in Ohio 19 April 1810. There were four children of this union born in Ohio, William C. (1 Jul. 1830), the twin’s Elizabeth and Margaret (abt. 1833), and Rebecca (Oct. 1837}. Isaac Douglass was a carpenter and moved his wife and children to Hendricks County, Indiana in about 1838 where he had earlier bought 160 acres. There in Hendricks County they had six more children and died. After reviewing the transcription of “A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio” Pages 623-627 I have found that our Margaret (REED) DOUGLASS fits nicely into the family of David and Ruth (CARRICKS) REED but, I have no confirmation. I would be interested in any information on this family and especially information that confirms or contradicts the theory that Margaret (REED) DOUGLASS was the daughter of David and RUTH (CARRICKS) REED.

HIRSCHAUER (Nikolas and Maria Anna Meyer) Hamilton, 1864-1905. From: - Carol McMillan Encarnacion (Mar 22, 1999)
I am searching for any information about Nikolas Hirschauer after the year 1888 (which is the year Maria died). I know he had been an engineer for the L & N Railroad. He and his family attended the St. Stephens Church. They had three daughters, Anna, born in 1864, Agatha, born in 1870 and May, date of birth unknown. Would appreciate any information.

BASILONE (Michael and Lula PATRICK) Middletown. From: - Mary Grabulis (Mar 22, 1999)
Loking for any info on Michael and Lula Patrick Basilone. They were married and lived in Middletown in 1917 and then moved to Lorain.

HARTLEY (Ruth HARTLEY m. Isaac LEECH July 13, 1836) July 13, 1836. From: - Arlene Krings (Mar 23, 1999)

HANCOCK (John; Nancy Ann GRAVES) Reily Twp., early 1800s http://home.att.net/~davehancock/HANCOCKhis.html. From: - Audrey Shields Hancock (Mar 23, 1999)
Seek researchers of the (Capt.) John HANCOCK family (or related families) who lived originally in Louisa Co., VA with his wife, Nancy Ann GRAVES, dau/o Thomas GRAVES & Isabella BARTLETT. Then they removed to Woodford, Fayette, & Franklin Cos., KY and finally to Butler Co., OH. They had 11 known children.

HANCOCK (Thomas HANCOCK m Emeline MISNER) Reily Twp., 1833 http://home.att.net/~davehancock/HANCOCKhis.html. From: - Audrey Shields Hancock (Mar 23, 1999)
Seek information on Emeline MISNER, dau/o William MISNER & Catherine ENYART. Emeline m 1833 Butler Co., OH to Thomas HANCOCK and appears to have had a son named Sylvender HANCOCK. His father is proven to be Thomas HANCOCK, but it appears his mother died young (by 1835). For some reason, Sylvender appears to have been reared by Swanson L. GRIFFITH & his wife, Nancy, from Warren Co., OH. These families removed to Marion Co., IN where Swanson swore that Thomas was eligible to marry again. Would like to communicate with other MISNER or MISENER or ENYART researchers. You are welcome to join the Discussion List for these families at: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/MISNER and http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/HANCOCK_Capt_John

SHIELDS (Daniel SHIELDS m Mary ???) Lemon Twp. . From: - Audrey Shields Hancock (Mar 23, 1999)
Seek other researchers of the Daniel SHIELDS family who were immigrants from Ireland ca 1790. He and wife, Mary, had children: Daniel, Samuel, John, Isaac, James, Mary who married John SINKEY, & Patrick. The older three sons are believed to have left the family to venture or settle in VA, but Daniel & Samuel may have gone to Canada. John is believed to have eventually rejoined the family group in Preble Co., OH. You are welcome to join the Daniel SHIELDS Discussion List at: http://www.ONElist.com/subscribe.cgi/SHIELDS_Daniel

MISNER (William MISNER /MISENER m Catherine ENYART) Butler Co., OH, early 1800s. From: - Audrey Shields Hancock (Mar 23, 1999)
Seek MISNER or MISENER researchers of Butler Co., OH. William MISNER/MISENER b 1771 PA; m ca 1796 to Catherine ENYART of unknown parentage. William & Catherine removed to Montgomery Co., IN. Children are said to be Sarah, Silas, Nancy, Mary, George, David, Matilda, Benjamin Enyart, LeAnn, Emeline, Amelia, Amanda, & William. Emeline m Thomas HANCOCK & appears to have died by 1835 having given birth in 1833 to a son named Sylvender HANCOCK. No one to date has been able to verify that Sylvender is s/o Emeline, but circumstantial evidence on the HANCOCK family points to that conclusion. You are welcome to join the MISNER Discussion List. The HANCOCK Homepage is at: http://home.att.net/~davehancock/HANCOCKhis.html or HANCOCK Discussion List

BATEMAN (Joel and Hannah MILLER) Fairfield Twp. paid taxes in 1807. From: - Rebecca Merritt (Mar 23, 1999)
Would like to know if there is a record of their death or place of burial.

CLENDENIN (Alexander Young and Mary SCHULTE) Fairfield Twp 1892-1942, Hamilton, Butler Co. From: - Mary Louise Townsend (Mar 24, 1999)
Looking for parents and siblings of Mary SCHULTE Clendenin who was born 17 November 1863 in Hamilton, Butler Co. Would especially like to find death date of parents.

FITZGERALD (Thomas & Elizabeth RAINES). From: - John B. Fitzgerald (Mar 24, 1999)
Believe they were married in Butler County May 16, 1843

HARMON (Arch, Helen REICHERT) Hamilton City 1915. From: - Mary Braun (HARMON) (Mar 25, 1999)
I am researching Arch HARMON and Helen (REICHERT)HARMON. I know They were married at St. Veronica Catholic Church app.1915. Any information would be appreciated

CISLE (Charles & Rose CAMPBELL) HAMILTON AROUND 1878. From: - B. Lehmkuhl (Mar 25, 1999)
Looking for birthdates and dates of death of both Charles & Rose. They were married 20 June 1878 in Butler Co. They had 6 children: Eula, Campbell, Fremont, Conald, Harry, & Lewis. I would also like birth and dates of death on their children. Ancestory information would be highly appreciated.

DONOHUE (Michael & wife Teresa (SIEVER) divorced 1916) Hamilton, about 1909 - 1916. From: - Ron Earhart (Mar 26, 1999)
Looking for Michael after his divorce. He and Teresa had children Siever, Marjorie and Ruth.

WEIDNER (DANIEL Ann REED) m. 1814. From: - Mrs. Gloria Stanley Konikoff (Mar 27, 1999)
Daniel, b. PA 1791 (son of Jacob) WEIDNER, m. 1814 Butler Co., Ohio to Ann REED, b. PA, 1796 (dau of Christopher); Christopher Reed (formerly REID) buried Butler Co., Ohio. Daniel and Ann Weidner removed to Lewis Co., MO, where they d. Deer Ridge Twp. 1863 & 1865. Between their m. 1814 Butler Co., Ohio, and their permanent removal to MO, they lived briefly Perry Twp., Tippecanoe Co.IN. IN. SPOUSES of their children: RIDGEWAY, TSCHUDI (JUDY), HOUSE, SWEET, ZIMMERMAN. Who was another Jacob Weidner also living in Butler Co. during the 1800's? What relation to Jacob, father of Daniel? Will happily share information.

HYNES (Richard + Catherine KELLY) Overpeck, 1877-1920's. From: - Kathleen Dewey (Mar 28, 1999)
interested in any information re the farmhouse which still stands on the right leaving Overpeck on the road to Hamilton. Richard and Catherine had seven children, Mark, John, Arthur, Lillian, Alicia, Nelle and Richard. Nelle, Lillian and Arthur stayed in Overpeck for years. Especially interested in any information on them.

GRIFFITH (Howard & Yvonne BUTTERFIELD) MORGAN TWP. From: - Robin Brandenburg (Mar 28, 1999)
Looking for Howard Griffith link. Buried Ross Cemetery 1959.

KUSIL (Frank & Hazel REAMS) MORGAN TWP. CURRENT. From: - Robin Brandenburg (Mar 28, 1999)
FRANK KUSILS' LINK FRANKS' FATHER WAS MATHIAS BORN 1863? AROUND MULLADORF,YUGOSLAVIA FRANK KUSIL WAS RAISED IN CULLMAN, ALABAMA. HE IS BURIED NEW LONDON CEMETERY FEB.1996 POSSIBLY FAMILY ENTERED USA VIA ELLIS ISLAND FROM BREMEN, GERMANY

FOCHT (Thomas Doris) Okeana http://pages.prodigy.net/bigsix. From: - Thomas J Focht (Mar 30, 1999)
Homepage of Thomas Focht, links to genealogy, Vector Construction, Boy Scout Troop 935

HYNES (Richard and Catherine Kelly) Overpeck 1877-1920's. From: - Kathleen Dewey (Mar 30, 1999)
Richard and Catherine had seven children. Nelle and Alicia were teachers in local schools. Arthur was an active member of the community. They lived in the old frame farmhouse with the bays and turret which still stands on the edge of town on the right as you drive toward Hamilton. I would be interested in any info re this family and/or the house.

BUNCE (John, Nancy Jane GLINES) Reily Twp. From: - Donny L. Perry (Apr 6, 1999)