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Posted Queries for July thru August 1997; Champaign County OH        

Champaign Surname Index
Researcher: Harris Atkins
Date posted: Friday, July 4, 1997
I am interested in James and Harriet REDMOND who lived in Urbana ca. 1870's and their children Francis J. (b. 1846), Sarah Elizabeth (b. 1847), Ellen (1851), Florence (B. 1856), and Mary (b. 1861). Francis lived in Urbana until his death in 1924. Sarah and Florence married BARNES, Ellen Maried a BAILEY, and Mary married a FORESIGHT. Sarah moved to GA in the late 1880's. James also had a brother, Harris Hurlburt REDMOND, who lived at various times in Clark Co. and Champaign Co. with his wife, Nan M. during the period 1865-1910. Their children were Clay (b. 1878), Sarah (b. 1881), Earl (b. 1884), Jane (b. 1886), and John (b. 1891).
Surnames: BATDORF
Researcher: Joe Batdorf
Date posted: Saturday, July 5, 1997
Seeking info on the BATDORF surname, arrived Champaign Co early 1800s.
Researcher: Ed Broecker
Date posted: Saturday, July 5, 1997
James Edgar (Edgar James) LEWIS m Mary Emma GOURLEY (1843-1931) on Nov 25, 1869 in Urbana, OH. J. Ford COUSEY, Minister of the Gospel, officated. James EDGAR was born in OH, Mary Emma was born in VA. In the 1880 Census for Urbana, he is listed as a carpenter. Their children are listed:Carrie (Clara B.) (1873-1921); Fannie (Florence or Frances M.) (abt 1876/abt 1930); Jennie (Genevieve) (1875/1910), my grandmother); James C. (abt. 1877/1916?); Frank B. (1874/1964 (not in census). Problem; I am sure that Frank B. was the son of James Edgar and Mary Emma, but he does not appear in the 1880 Census. According to family verbal history there were only four children. In 1890 James Edgar(Edgar James) m Ida E. JOHNSON (b. Logansport IN) in Chicago IL. They are buried in Elm Lawn Cem., Elmhurst IL. I have not found the divorce record of James Edgar(Edgar James) LEWIS and Mary Emma GOURLEY. The only record I have of James C. is in the 1880 census. The family address shown in the census is "Boyce St." or "Main St." The next record I have of the family is from the 1900 Chicago Census listing Mary Emma as head of household, with four children. following questions: - How do I find the birth records of the childen, which were Urbana events? The county offices could not help me. - Why did the family move on to Chicago? I am not familiar with the Urbana area. I need the advice of someone who is, to get an idea of how to proceed. I have made inquires in several places such as the county offices, but have only come up with the marriage information for James Edgar(Edgar James) and Mary Emma. James Edgar(Edgar James) LEWIS is descended from Briton LEWIS and Sara(Sally) WARD, dau of Col. Wm. WARD. Cyrus LEWIS and Ann GIVENS are the parents of James Edgar(Edgar James).
Researcher: Kay E. Fleming
Date posted: Saturday, July 5, 1997
Jacob FLEMING and wife Niomey GOODWIN FLEMING supposedly lived in Clark County until 1830. They had children Noris, Sarah, and possibly Catharine and Benjamin. Noris married a Mrs. Lucinda BOYCE 27 March 1823 in Clark County. Who was first husband of Lucinda? Benjamin married an Elizabeth BUNNELL 8 Aug 1822 in Clark county. Jacob and some of the children moved later to Champaign county. Niomey is not listed there. Did she die in Clark County? When and where? ANy information on these persons appreciated.
Researcher: Kay E. Fleming
Date posted: Saturday, July 5, 1997
Jacob FLEMING is last known to be alive 1850 living with Zebulon and Sarah BREVARD in Adams twp, Champaign County. He is 78 years then. When and werhe did he die? Whre is place of burial? Also ned same information for Zebulon and Sarah BREVARD. Zeb last enumrated in 1870 census of CHampaign County.
Researcher: Ken Hunsinger
Date posted: Sunday, July 13, 1997
Bridget GREANY md. Michael WARD in 1850's Urbana. Her siblings.. md. there also, Timothy md. W. McGINTY, Daniel md. M. McGINTY, Hannah md. T. O'BRIEN, Dennis md. M. MORAN. All were from Ireland.. may have spent time around London, Ohio... prior to coming to Urbana. Elizabeth WARD md. James GEAREN/IN.. he had some family there as well, they went on to Columbus, Ohio.
Researcher: Susie Martin-Rott
Date posted: Sunday, July 13, 1997
Seeking information on Henry GIDEON and his brother George GIDEON, who married sisters Nancy Anna and Elizabeth MILLER (daughters of Valentine MILLER and Sarah CONARD) respectively. Would like to hear from all GIDEON or MILLER researchers.
Surnames: VANCE
Researcher: Shirley Webb
Date posted: Sunday, July 13, 1997
Looking for more information on ancestry of Joseph VANCE, Governor of Ohio 1836-1838. Who were his children? Can only find info on 3: Alexander VANCE, D.M. VANCE and Mary Vance CORWIN. Surely there were others. Governor VANCE was born ca 1786 in PA and died 1852 in Champaign Co, OH.
Researcher: Adam Wilgus
Date posted: Sunday, July 27, 1997
Seeking info on PHENEGER and ROBERTS families. Have info will share on WILGUS (Wilgoose, Wilgos, Wylgis, Willguss in England - came to U.S. middle 1700s), and BRIGHT, orginally from Germany where spellin & quot: Brecht, & quot: Settle in Virginia- Stephen, wife Catherine, and son Adam came to Ohio around 1840. Thanks.
Researcher: B.J. Graham
Date posted: Sunday, August 3, 1997
PATTON, Robert Alexander m> (1st) MARCHANT, Sarah Jane abt. 10-25-57. Early years they lived in Logan & Shelby Co & Stark Co. (also Fontaine, KS, Miami Co.) Chil: Lorenzo D. S., Alfred William, Ida Jane, Robert E., Clarence B., (Births bet. 1858-69). Bureau Pension states 10-19-1898: Robert b. 6-14-1833 Shelby Co. & d. 1-5-1908 @ Soldiers Home, Lafayette, IN. Sarah d. 10-15-1869 at Fontana, KS. Robert 2nd m. (HERRING) RIDENHOUR, Elizabeth Jane, a widow of RIDENHOUR, Isaac. Eliz. & Isaac (1) child is all I know of MATCHETT, Catherine A. Next Robt. & Eliz. had (2) chil. Carl E. H. & Gertrude G. all living at Sidney, OH. Later Robt. & Eliz lived at Indiannapolis, IN. SHAW, Sallie M. state in deposition, she has known Robt. & Eliz. for (50) yrs. Related names are SHAW, STEPHENSON, CRANE, etc. Please contact to share info on my research at
Researcher: Dick Harbert
Date posted: Sunday, August 10, 1997
During a special election in 1806 to choose a Sheriff, Coroner, and three Commissioners, Paul HUSTON was among the 37 voters of Salem Twp. to cast their ballots. Salem, then embraced the eastern half of what is now Chamlpaign and Logan Counties. The HUSTON family is of Scotch-Irish descent. Paul was married to Eleanor and their eldest child, Elizabeth was born in PA in 1793. Paul HUSTON owned one of the first farms in the eastern half of Champaign County. The HUSTONs raised five chldren: Elizabeth, Michael (also called Mitchel), Nancy, Paula and Anna. Thomas HARBERT III served in teh War of 1812 as a Private. Urbana became a military camp and launching point of a couple of major battles that were fought close by, in northern OH in 1813. Thomas decided to move from VA and make his home in OH when he married Elizabeth HUSTON on 7 May 1814. Thomas and Elizabeth lived next to Elizabeth's parents in Champaign County. Paul and Eleanor HUSTON lived in the Military District of the county, near Buck Creek. On 9 Oct 1821, Paul and Eleanor HUSTON gave title to a 60-acre parcel of land in Chamlpaign County to Elizabeth an her husband, Thomas HARBERT III. Adam and Elizabeth GOUL moved from VA to Chamlpaign Co, in central OH in 1817, settling in Goshen Twp. In Jan 1850, Josiah married Martha Jane GOUL in Champaign County, OH. By this time there are 269 families living in Union Twp.


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