MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
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Research by Vivian

Last Updated 04/23/14

ANDERSON

Edwin “Ed” F. Anderson Family Research
By Vivian Combs Moon
June 2, 2005

1880 Warren County History
SHUBAL D. VAIL, farmer; P. O. Lebanon; was born in Butler Co., Ohio. Jan. 15, 1836. His grandfather, Shubal Vail, was an emigrant from New Jersey, and an early pioneer in the vicinity of Middletown. He owned the land on which a part of Middletown is now built. His son, Stephen Vail, learned the trade of plow making in Lebanon, and for many years was engaged in that business in Middletown, where he met and married Miss Catharine Deem, a native of that county, who died in 1848. Mr. Vail was born in 1808, and died with the cholera in 1854, on the farm where our subject now lives with his step-mother. Our subject was reared and received his education in Middletown. He was married in 1856 to Miss Elizabeth Harkrader, who died in 1875, leaving four children, of whom the only two survivors, William and John, live on the farm with their father. Mr. Vail is a well-to-do farmer of good repute. He is a Republican in politics, and for fifteen years has acted in the capacity of School Director in his district. He is, as was his wife also, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

I first find your great great grandfather in the 1840 Census of Lemon Twp., Butler County, Ohio

Ancestry.com page 3 of 41 by vcm
1850 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN LEMON TWP. 
1023-1161 James S. ANDERSON 54 m Farmer NJ
Elizabeth 49 f NJ
Wm. 20 m Farmer OH
Kenneth 19 m Farmer OH
Mary Ann STEIZELE 8 f OH

Ancestry.com page 22-52 June 9, 1860 by vcm
1860 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN LEMON TWP.
155-158 William ANDERSON 30 m Farmer 1500 OH
Mary Jane f 27 OH....nee VAIL
Catharine Elizabeth 7 f OH
Sarah 5 f OH
James L. or S. 2 m OH
John PIERSON 15 m Day Laborer OH

And just down the road we find...

Ancestry.com page 22-52 June 9, 1860 by vcm
1860 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN LEMON TWP.
157-160 James L.? ANDERSON 62 m Farmer NJ
Elizabeth 55 f NJ
Kenith (sp) 29 m Farmer 900 OH
Rebecca VORHIS 20 f Domestic NJ
Michael FINK 13 m Day Laborer Unknown

vcm: I could not find James, Elizabeth or Kenneth in the 1870 census


Ancestry.com page 56 of 132 by vcm
1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN LEMON TWP.
422-430 Wm. ANDERSON 40m w Farmer 850 OH
Mary J. 38 f w Keeping House OH....nee VAIL
Catharine E. 16 f w At Home OH
Sarah 14 f w Attends School OH
James S. 12 m w Attends School OH
Shuble V. 7 m w OH

Ancestry.com page 2 of 91 by vcm
1880 BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
15-16 William ANDERSON head w m 50 None OH NJ NJ
Mary Jane w f 47 wife Keeping House OH OH OH....nee VAIL
Sarah w f 23 dau s Dress Maker OH OH OH
James S. w m 22 son s Day Laborer OH OH OH
Shuble w m 18 son s Works in tobacco factory OH OH OH
Blanch w f 5 dau s OH OH OH

OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATE
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
DC# 95
Name: Mary Jane ANDERSON
Widow
Age: 66 Years Born Middletown, Ohio
Died: August 11, 1897 Middletown, Ohio
Cause: Dilation of heart
Buried August 13, 1897 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
Funeral Home: A. T. Wilson
Informant: Mr. Jas. Anderson, 141 S. Broad Street, Middletown, Oh
vcm: Mary Jane is buried beside her husband William Anderson at the Middletown, Cemetery

Ancestry.com by vcm June 6, 1900
1900 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO HAMILTON DISTRICT 10
324 South “B” Street
112-143 Schuber(sp) ANDERSON head w m Oct 1862 37yrs. marr 14 Carpenter OHOHOH
Emma wife w f Jan 1866 34yrs. marr 14 4-4 children OHOHOH..nee GRUDGEON
Charles son w m Aug 1888 11yrs s OHOHOH At School
William son w m July 1890 9yrs s OHOHOH At School
Herbert son w m Apr 1896 4yrs s OHOHOH
Emmett son w m Sept 1898 1 s OHOHOH
Carrie DEIHL Roomer w f July 1858 42 widow OHOHOH Machine Hand Carriage?

Shuble Vail Anderson, male, white, widowed, died Springfield, Ohio May 17, 1941.
Age 78 years 7 months & 14 days.
Wife was Emma Anderson
Spent all of his life in Middletown until four years ago.
He was born in Middletown, Ohio October 2, 1862, the son of Mary Jane GUGEON & William ANDERSON.
His occupation at time of death was retired carpenter and millwright, Oglesby Paper Co.
Funeral Home was Joseph R. Baker & Sons.
Rev. E.R. Turner
Buried May 19, 1941, Middletown Cemetery, 3rd grave from NWC Lot #55 SWQ
Odd Fellows and attended U.B. Church
Survived by 2 sons: E. T. (Jim) Anderson & William Anderson
vcm: Information from funeral arrangement card, Jos. R. Baker Funeral Home, Middletown, Ohio  
 
Here is the research on the three Arpp family members that were moved from Middletown to Woodside Cemetery..vcm

Ancestry.com page 70 of 91       by vcm
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
599-715  Jacob ARP w m 58 m Day Laborer PA GER GER
Isabelle w f 53 m Keeping House Born on Ocean ENG ENG
Isabelle Jr. w f 22 s In Tobacco Factory OH PA Ocean
Anna BAUCROFT w f 13 s gr-dau In school OH OH OH
Lula BAUCROFT w f 11 s gr-dau In school OH OH OH
599-716  John ARP w m 28 m Brick Moulder OH PA Ocean
Sarah w f 24 m wife Keeping House IN CAN CAN
Mary w f 6 s dau OH OH IN

Ohio Death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio
DC# 74
name: Jacob ARP
married, white, male
age: 79 years
born: Pennsylvania
died: June 5, 1896
buried: June 7, 1896 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
father: Not listed
mother: Not listed
informant: Not listed
funeral home: Rathman

Ohio Death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio
DC# 123
name: Isabella ARPP
single, white, female
age: 40 years
born: Middletown, Ohio
died: September 15, 1898 Middletown, Ohio
buried: September 17, 1898 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
father: Not listed
mother: Not listed
informant: Not listed
funeral home: Rathman

Ohio Death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio
DC# 97
name: Isabela ARPP
widow, white, female
residence: Richmond, Indiana
age: 85 years
born: England
father: John W. ROBERTS born England
mother: Isabel ROBERTS born England
died: June 22, 1909 Middletown, Ohio
buried: June 24, 1909 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
informant: Can't read
funeral home: Can't read

vcm note: On March 17, 1917 the remains of Jacob Arpp, Belle Arpp and Isabelle Arpp were removed from the Middletown Cemetery and taken to Section 8, Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio where other family members are buried.

BLACKIE   

Linda Roberts, a relative provided the following information;

    Alexander Blackie born March 7, 1858, Dundee, Angus, Scotland and died September 3, 1933 in Middletown, Butler, Ohio. Alexander is buried in the South Addition, Range 19, Lot #15 (part of Lot N).   

   He married Catherine Mackenzie Clark on January 11, 1884 in Inverness, Scotland. Catherine was born April 28, 1860 in Daviot and Dunlichity, Inverness, Scotland and she died April 13, 1907 in Middletown, Butler, Ohio and was buried on April 15, 1907. Their son Alexander (called Allister) James 
Mitchell Blackie was born July 7, 1885 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died July 7, 1885 in Middletown, Butler, Ohio and was buried according to the cemetery card on May 11, 1889. If I am reading this correct, he apparently was interred elsewhere and then the body was moved to the Middletown Cemetery. 

2/7/2005 Update
Got a chance to look up some of the info you have inputted on the Pioneer Cemetery. It is fantastic. But I did find a mistake which I probably gave you the wrong date. On Alexander James Mitchell Blackie the correct date of death is May 11, 1889 NOT 1885. His original burial was in Pioneer Cemetery. Please accept my apology!

Linda Roberts
 

BREWER
Aster Brewer wrote on Jul 21, 2004;

THERE IS A BERTHA BREWER BURIED IN THE OLD PIONEER CEMETARY.  SHE IS NOT ON THE LIST.  
SHE DIED AROUND 1915 AND WAS ABOUT 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD.  THERE IS NO MARKER FOR HER GRAVE
BUT SHE IS ON THE LIST AT THE COUNTY BUILDING.
ASTER BREWER ( HER BROTHER)
BROCK - HILT

Ancestry.com pgs 20-21 of 52    by VCM
Taken June 20, 1860
1860 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN
513-538  Anna BROCK 59 f $300 VA
Regina 33 f OH
Alexander C. 24 m Printer $300 OH........VET
Josephine 20 f OH
Joseph B. 18 m Printer OH.......VET
vcm note: I believe that Anna BROCK is the mother of Charles H. BROCK

.....and just down the road we find......

Ancestry.com pgs 20-21 of 52    by VCM
Taken June 20, 1860
1860 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN
516-541  Joseph HILT 24 m Carpenter $100 PA...VET
Melvina 20 f OH  nee BROWN
Charles 1 m OH
516-542  Sarah BROWN 58 f $1000 $300 OH
Wilson 18 m Day Laborer OH
Caroline 15 f OH
Li?za 12 f OH
vcm note: Sarah BROWN was the mother of Melvina Brown HILT above as per DC
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Ancestry.com pg 95 of 132    by vcm
Taken July 21, 1870
1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN LEMON TWP

719-753 Anna C. BROCK 69 f w Keeps House $300 VA
Josephine 30 f w Helps at home OH
Joseph B. 28 m w Publisher $2000 OH
Regina FOSTER 40 f w At home OH  nee BROCK
Anna GARVIN or GARRIN 13 f w Attends School NY

720-754  Charles H. BROCK 33 m w Publisher $2500 $1500 OH
Catharine 31 f w Keeps house OH  nee HILT
Mary E. 10 f w Attends school OH
George H. 1 m w OH
vcm note: Catharine "Kate" BROCK was the d/o Joseph & Sarah HILT

721-755  Sarah HILT 60 f w Keeps house $2000 $200 PA
Gustaous 17 m w Printer OH
vcm note: Sarah HILT was the widow of Joseph HILT who died in 1869

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Ancestry.com pg 8 of 91    by VCM
Taken June 2, 1880
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN LEMON TWP
65-77  Anna C. BROCK w f 78 wid Keeping house VA GER GER
Regania FOSTER w f 50 wid dau none OH SWITZ VA

Ancestry.com pg 50 of 91    by VCM
Taken June 12, 1880
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
415-514  Charles H. BROCK w m 44 m Grocer OH SWITZ VA.....VET
Catharine w f 41 m wife Keeps house OH PA PA  nee HILT
Sarah HILT w f 71 mother-in-law none PA PA PA
 

 
CHENOWETH

From: "Bruce Chenoweth" <bchenoweth@woh.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 11:51:19 -0700

Vivian,
    It is interesting that a person named Moon would send me photos of Chenoweth tombstones. 

My Grandmother Chenoweth's maiden name was Myrtle Moon. 
She is buried with her husband of 61 years, Forrest Chenoweth, in the Centerville, OH cemetary.
    Many of the Chenoweth's of Middletown are Aunts/Uncles, Siblings, Cousins, or Nieces/Nephews of Forrest.
Have a beautiful day,
Bruce E. Chenoweth

Amanda Gibson Collinsworth Walton

1880 Kentucky, Menifee Co., Frenchburg
William H. Gibson 47
Francis Gibson 48
Susan C. Gibson 17
Manurvey A. Gibson 15
Emma J. Gibson 13
Ida Gibson 12
Sallie Gibson 8
Hattie Gibson 6
Mandy B. Gibson 4
Addie Gibson 2

Marriage 1 Amanda Bea Gibson b: 25 FEB 1876 in Menifee, KY, USA 
                    Married: 24 DEC 1894 in Menifee County, KY, USA

Note: Marriage Record C. C. COLLENSWORTH to AMANDA R. GIBSON 24 Dec 1894 Menifee Kentucky

1920 Census
Okmulgee, Oklahoma

 

Household

Gender

Age

Birthplace

SELF

Christopher C Collinsworth

M

44y

Kentucky

WIFE

Mandy B Collinsworth

F

43y

Kentucky

SON

Newt Collinsworth

M

22y

Kentucky

SON

Buckner Collinsworth

M

20y

Kentucky

DAU

Ida Collinsworth

F

17y

Kentucky

SON

Carl M Collinsworth

M

14y

Kentucky

SON

Johnie Collinsworth

M

12y

Kentucky

SON

Cutie C Collinsworth

M

9y

Oklahoma

DAU

Fannie Collinsworth

F

7y

Oklahoma

SON

Ray Collinsworth

M

5y

Oklahoma

 

Clara Miller

F

19y

Oklahoma

1930 Census Butler County, Ohio

Head

Christofer C Collinsworth

M

53

Kentucky

Wife

Amanda B Collinsworth

F

53

Kentucky

Son

Coodie C Collinsworth

M

20

Oklahoma

Daughter

Fannie B Collinsworth

F

18

Oklahoma

Son

Ray H Collinsworth

M

16

Oklahoma

Granddaughter

Hazel Pullen

F

8

Oklahoma

Granddaughter

Cleta B Pullen

F

5

Oklahoma

Granddaughter

Dixie L Pullen

F

2

Oklahoma

 Children:
Pearl Ellen Collinsworth b: 14 DEC 1895 in Magoffin City, Kentucky, USA
George Newton Collinsworth b: 21 NOV 1898 in KY, USA
William Buckner Collinsworth b: 30 JUN 1900 in KY, USA
Ida Bell Collinsworth b: 14 NOV 1902 in KY, USA
Carl Mason Collinsworth b: 03 MAR 1905 in KY, USA
Johnny Oscar Collinsworth b: 27 JAN 1907
Clarence "Coodie" Collinsworth b: 29 APR 1910 in Oklahoma, USA
Fannie Bertha Collinsworth b: BET 1912 AND 1913 in Oklahoma, USA
Raymond "Roy" Howard Collinsworth b: BET 1914 AND 1915 in
Oklahoma, USA

9-20-1933
Christopher C Collinsworth died and is buried at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio.

11-07-1934 Amanda B Gibson Collinsworth married James Walton Sr. in Butler County, Ohio
 

1-09-1936 Amanda B Collinsworth Walton died and is buried at Woodside Cemetery, Section 6 Grave 3292,
however her tombstone reads Manda  B Collinsworth.

4-11-1942 James Walton Sr. died and is buried at Woodside Cemetery, Section 6 Grave 3290.

COMPTON
Warren County, Ohio Marriage Records
COMPTON, Daniel and  CAZATT, Frances A., 1875, from Marriages 1872-1876, page 3 
COMPTON, Daniel and COMPTON, Susan, 1883, from Marriages 1882-1889, page 6

Ohio Death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio 
DC # 36
name: Daniel COMPTON
widow, white, male
occupation: Shoe Maker
born: March 21, 1839  Ohio......vcm: tombstone has 1836
died: February 16, 1915 Middletown, Ohio
father: Samuel COMPTON
mother: Unknown
burial: February 18,1915 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
funeral home: McCoy
informant: Forrest Wolf

Ohio Death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio
DC# 177
name: Susanna COMPTON
married, white, female
spouse: Not listed
born: March 17, 1835 Ohio
died: October 3, 1911 Middletown, Ohio
burial: Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
father: Moses SISCO born Ohio
mother: Unknown
funeral home: McCoy
informant: Mrs. L. M. Roop? 

Burial Records for Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio state that the
Veteran Daniel COMPTON was buried February 18, 1915

 Name:    Daniel Compton 
Company:    A  
Unit:    134 Indiana Infantry. (100 Days, 1864.)  
Rank - Induction:    Private  
Rank - Discharge:    Private  
Allegiance:    Union  
CRAWLEY - SCHAFFER 

*see SCHAFFER - CRAWLEY research below

CURRAN
Ancestry.com page 76 of 132    by vcm
1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP MIDDLETOWN
579-600  Thomas CURRAN 47 m w Day laborer 700 Ireland
Johnaanh 38 f w Keeps house Ireland
John 14 m w Attends school Ohio
Thomas 12 m w Attends school Ohio
Catherine 8 f w Ohio
James 7 m w Ohio
William 2 m w Ohio
 
DEARTH

Wilson Schramm Funeral Home Records
Oliver DEARTH
Born  March 16th or 26th, 1836 Ohio
Died  June 20, 1904 Lemon Twp Butler Co., Ohio
Father  Stephen DEARTH born VA
Mother  Elizabeth ULERY born OH
Wife  Angeline DEARTH 
 
Name: DEARTH OLIVER
DOB: 00/00/1836
Birth State: OH
Branch: ARMY
Service Entry Date: 10/06/1864
Discharge Date: UNKNOWN 
Date of Death: 06/20/1904
Burial Date: 06/21/1904
Cemetery: WOODSIDE CEMETERY, MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
Section: 09/26/1865
Lot: 6
Grave: SINGLE

 
FLATLEY
Ancestry.com page 69 of 91    by vcm
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
594-708  William FLATLEY m w 41 m Works in paper mill Ireland Ireland Ireland
Margaret C. w f 29 wife m Keeping house Ireland Ireland Ireland
Thomas w m 8 son Ohio Ireland Ireland
William w m 6 son Ohio Ireland Ireland
Michael w m 4 son Ohio Ireland Ireland
Mary E. w f 2 dau Ohio Ireland Ireland
 
HARDESTY

1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Jesse Hardesty
Township: St Clair
County: Butler
State: Ohio
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
Name: Jesse Hardesty
Home in 1830: Hanover, Butler, Ohio
View Map
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3
Name: Mary Hardesty
Township: Ross
County: Butler
State: Ohio
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 2
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
Name: Mary Hardesty
Age: 88
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1762
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Middletown, Butler, Ohio
Family Number: 1059
Household Members:
Name Age
Geo Hardesty 36
Elizabeth Hardesty 38
Mariah Hardesty 14
Henry Hardesty 12
Jesse Hardesty 10
Amanda Hardesty 7
Geo Hardesty 5
Frances Hardesty 1
Mary Hardesty 88


Ancestry.com pg 5 of 64         by vcm
1860 CENSUS WARREN COUNTY, OHIO  LEBANON
33-33  Rebecca FOOT 66 f Seamstress 600 25 Maryland
Mary HARDISTY 96 f None Maryland....HARDESTY
Margart BOYD 70 f Seamstress 2,000 Virginia

vcm: Mary Hardesty is buried in the Middletown Cemetery

Ancestry.com pg 9 of 32
1910 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY LEMON TWP MIDDLETOWN CITY
129 North Broadway
98-104 Clarence HILLARD h m w 30 m1 12yrs WVa WVa Penn Bag Maker Bag Factory
Laura wife f w 40 m2 12yrs 8 of 7 children Ind Ohio Penn
Melvin son mw 6 s Ohio Ohio Penn
Buela dau f w 9 s Ohio WVa Ind
Arthur son m w 11 s Ohio WVa Ind
Charles son m w 1 s Ohio WVa Ind
*Alice dau f w 12 s Ohio WVa Ind
I believe Alice is the dau of James O Hillard & Elizabeth Scott
*Eddie son m w 20 s WVa WVa Penn Paper Maker Paper Mill
I believe this is William Edward son of James O Hillard & Elizabeth Scott
*Sherry son m w 18 s WVa WVa Penn Paper Maker Paper Mill
I believe this is Sheridan Hillard son of James O Hillard & Elizabeth Scott
*James son m w 53 Div WVa WVa Penn Beaterman Paper Mill
I believe this is James O Hillard father of Clarence Hillard
Elizabeth Hillard wife of James O Hillard died in 1901 in Middletown, Ohio
James BYRAN step-son m w 15 s Tenn Tenn Ind Clerk & Deliveryman Grocery
Marian BYRAN step-son m w 18 s Tenn Tenn Ind laborer general work
 
Name: Clarence Hillard
Death Date: 08 Jul 1936
Death Place: Middletown, Butler, Ohio
Birth Date: 02 Jan 1881
Birthplace: Parkersburg, Wv
Death Age: 55 years 6 months 6 days
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address:  
Occupation: Retired Fireman
Residence: Middletown, Butler, Ohio
Burial Date: 10 Jul 1936
Burial Place: Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
Cemetery Name:  
Spouse's Name: Laura K. Hillard
Father's Name: James Hillard
Father's Birthplace: Parkersburg, WVa
Mother's Name: Jennie Scott
Mother's Birthplace:  

Butler County, Ohio, Marriages, 1790-1950

name: James O. Hillard
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 24 Jun 1902
Event Place: Butler Co., Ohio
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: 1858
Marriage Date Note:  
Marriage Place Note:  
Father:  
Mother:  
Spouse: Elizabeth Barrett
Spouse's Age: 30
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1872
Spouse's Father: Michael Bailey
Spouse's Mother:  
Reference Number:
Name: James O. Hillard
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 18 Mar 1920
Event Place: Butler County, Ohio
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Marriage Date Note:  
Marriage Place Note:  
Father: James W. Hillard
Mother: Elizabeth ...Azelle
Spouse: Emma Lazzell
Spouse's Age: 45
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1875
Spouse's Father: Aaron Watson
Spouse's Mother: Matilda Palmer
HILT
Here is the HILT FAMILY....Middletown Cemetery
Section 6 Plot 19.....From North to South or left to right

1.  Charles H. BROCK Aug 1836 May 1900
2.  Mary E. HILT...wife of Charles E. HILT 1869-1894
3.  Joseph K. HILT 1891-1891
4.  Harry C. HILT 1888-1893
5.  Empty
6.  Empty
7.  Melvina HILT
8.  Joseph E. HILT......Vet
9.  Sarah HILT
10.  George HILT?
11.  Joseph HILT.......Vet

I found no stones for Joseph L. HILT, John HILT and Mary Shafor HILT that were later moved to Woodside Cemetery 4-1-1930

vcm: The Joseph E. HILT family are buried in Middletown Cemetery Section 6 Plot 19   (Sq06_L19)
and the Capt. Joseph L. HILT family were buried in Middletown Cemetery Section 8 Plot 8     (Sq08_L08)  moved to Woodside Section 6 plot 19.

HILTON 
http://www.butlercountyohio.org/recorder/
Name: HILTON JAMES P
DOB:  
Birth State:  
Branch: UNKNOWN
Service Entry Date:  
Discharge Date:  
Date of Death:  
Burial Date:  
Cemetery: MIDDLETOWN
Section:  
Lot: 21
Grave: 3
Ancestry.com page 148 of 323 by vcm
1860 CENSUS MARION, ILLINOIS
126-129 James P. HILTON 40 m Carpenter $300 $100 KY
Octavo D. 31 f TN
Rody 16 f TN
Nancy V. 12 f TN
Mary E. 12 f TN
William T. 8 m TN
Millard 5 m IL
Isabelle 3 f IL
George 7/12 m IL
Laura E. 7/12 f IL

vcm: Could not find them in the 1870 Census

Ancestry.com page 65 of 91 by vcm
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
550-668 James P. HILTON w m 60 Carpenter KYNCKY
Octavo w f 57 Keeping House TNMYVA
Tennie w f 27 s In Sack Factory TNKYTN
Isabelle w f 22 s In Sack Factory ILKYTN
Laura E. w f s At Home ILKYTN

Ancestery.com page 36 of 48    by vcm
1930 CENSUS JEFFERSON, ILLINOIS MT. VERNON DISTRICT 19
913 Seventith Street
431-486  Tennie LOCKE head O $2500 f w 77 wid 39 TNKYTN  nee HILTON
Millard W. HILTON brother m w 74 wid 24? ILTNKY
Laura D. OSWALD sister 70 wid 29 ILTNKY   nee HILTON
 vcm: James Hilton is buried in the Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio

JONES

Hi Wendy
The Infant Male Jones was first buried on 7-23-1892 in Section 9 Lot 370 under the title of Infant Jones and at a later date he was moved to Section 9 Lot 322 under the title of Howard W. Jones.
I have placed a call to the health department for his date of death so it may take a few days for an answer.
Vivian 

I have the following information from Woodside Cemetery;
 
Billie S.Jones
Gdn:009  Lot 322  Space 2
Service# 18 F
Jones,infant
Age 2 da
Service date 07/23/1892
 
How do I find out if this infant was male or female and would the date of birth be 07/21/1892(I am not sure what Service date 07/23/1892 means.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Wendy S.J.Cartwright
wendyc2003@aol.com
JEWELL FRANK HUGHES

Ancestry.com pg 30 of 37
1900 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 3 DISTRICT 21
68 Lefferson Street
307-337 William JEWELL head w m May 1866 34 marr 11yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Peddler
Anna wife w f Apr 1866 34 marr 11yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio
Elmer son w m Sept 1889 10 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
Frank son w m June 1891 8 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
May dau w f Nov 1893 6 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
Ethel dau w f Aug 1895 4 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
Maria dau w f July 1897 2 s Ohio Ohio

Ancestry.com
1910 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 1 DISTRICT 28
202 Hughes Street
31-32 William R JEWELL head m w 44 marr1 22yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Huckster Fruits etc
Anna wife f w 45 marr1 22yrs 6 children 6 living Ohio Ohio Ohio
James Elmer son m w 20 s Ohio Ohio Ohio driver bakery wagon
Frank son m w 18 s Ohio Ohio Ohio machinist Bicycle Works
Jennie M dau f w 16 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
Ethel B dau f w 13 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
Martha M dau f w 12 s Ohio Ohio Ohio
William Edward son m w 6 s Ohio Ohio Ohio

Ancestry.com pg 9 of 11
1920 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 1 DISTRICT 49
202 Hughes Street
 




Training Detachment Ohio Mechanics Institute Cincinnati O to 3 July 1918; Battery E 312 Field Artillery to Discharge Private American Expeditionary Forces 14 July 1918 to 25 May 1919. Honorable discharge 2 June 1919.











 

JEWELL James M
http://www.butlercountyohio.org/recorder/
Name: JEWELL JAMES M
DOB: 10/14/1840
Birth State: OH
Branch: ARMY
Service Entry Date:  
Discharge Date:  
Date of Death: 02/20/1923
Burial Date:  
Cemetery: MIDDLETOWN
Section: 9
Lot: 14
Grave: 1

Ancestry.com pg 147 of 463
1850 CENSUS OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY CINCINNATI WARD 11
657-1340 John JEWEL 42 m Cooper Ohio
Jane 21 f Ohio
John 11 m Ohio
James 9 m Ohio
William 7 m Ohio
Ann 5 f Ohio
Elisa 11/12 f Ohio
Isaac WILLENER 20 m Cooper Ohio

Ancestry.com pg 7 of 17
1860 CENSUS KENTUCKY MASON COUNTY MAYSVILLE EAST
1216-1195 John JEWELL 45 m Cooper Ohio
Jane 41 f Ohio
John 22 m Cooper Ohio
James 19 m Cooper Ohio
William 17 m Cooper Ohio
Eliza 11 f Ohio
George W 9 m Ohio
Lewis 7 m Ohio
Mary 3 f Ohio
Edwin 1 m Ohio

Ancestry.com pg 21 of 37
1870 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY LIBERTY TWP
156-161 James M JEWEL 29 m w Agent for Sew Mach. 300 Ohio
Martha 19 f w Keeping house Ohio....nee BIGGS
Willie 4 m w Ohio
Stephen BIGGS 40 m w Ohio “lives with son-in-law cripple”
Johnny BIGGS 10 m w Attn. School Ohio

Ancestry.com pg 20 of 30
1880 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY LIBERTY TWP DISTRICT 22
192-201 James JEWELL w m 39 m Sewing Machine Agent Oh Oh Oh
Martha w f 33 wife m Keeps House Oh Oh Oh
Willie R w m 13 son s Oh Oh Oh
Charles E w m 7 son s Oh Oh Oh
Okey P w m 2 son s Oh Oh Oh
John BIGGS w m 21 Boarder s Oh Oh Oh
vcm: John Walter BIGGS died 2-12-1887 in Middletown, Ohio

Ancestry.com pg 20 of 29
1890 CENSUS VETERANS SCHEDULES OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN
James M JEWELL...........
160 Third Street Middletown
Private...Company I...16th Ky Inf...22 Oct 1861 to 31 Jan 1885

Ancestry.com pg 36 of 37
1900 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 3 DISTRICT 21
Hughs Street
363-395 James JEWELL head w m Oct 1840 59 marr 33yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Grocer
Martha wife w f Sept 1847 52 marr 33yrs 5 children-2 living Ohio Ohio Ohio


from "Memoirs of the Miami Valley" page 358-359

James M. Jewell, one of the highly esteemed residents of Middletown, is now living retired from business cares, having earned his present leisure by years of industry and the practice of thrift. He was born at Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, in 1840, a son of John D. and Jane (Milner) Jewell, both of whom were natives of Hamilton. The paternal grandfather, Elijah Jewell came from Maryland to Butler county, Ohio, probably as early as 1796. Locating at Hamilton, he followed his trade as a millwright there until his death, which occurred in 1858. The maiden name of his wife was Lavina Whitehead, and she was brought to Cincinnati, Ohio, at an early day. Both she and her husband were devout members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and very active in it, assisting in founding that denomination at Hamilton. James M. Jewell was reared under the parental roof, and early taught the dignity of honest labor and the necessity to save money earned through industrious habits. He was given a better educational training than is afforded to some even in these days, and certainly fell to the lot of but few when he was young, as he was sent to Dayton, Ohio, to pursue his studies.

Completing them, he went to Maysville, Ky., and while living there enlisted for service in the war between the states in Company I, Sixteenth Kentucky Infantry, and was in the service for three years and some months, after which he was honorably discharged. Returning home, Mr. Jewell became a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine company, and sold their product over a wide territory for nineteen years, and during that period built up an extensive acquaintance and made many warm personal friends. Leaving the road Mr. Jewell then established himself in a grocery business at Middletown, conducting it until 1916, when he retired, and since then he has occupied his attention with looking into civic matters, and national policies, being very well posted. In 1865, he was married to Miss Martha Baggs (Biggs) of Montgomery county, Ohio, born June 18, 1845, a daughter of Steven and Nancy (Mahoney) Baggs (Biggs) of Greene county, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Jewell have two children, namely: William and Charles, both of whom live at Middletown. Mr. Jewell is a Republican, but has not sought to bring himself before the public as an office seeker, nor has he cared to permit the use of his name on the party ticket. His popularity has always been great. Both he and Mrs. Jewell belong to the Methodist Episcopal church, the same one his grandparents were instrumental in founding. His wife's father lived to be 102 years of age, and when he died had never worn glasses, and had enough of his own teeth to do away with the necessity of false ones. Judging by the alertness and keen intelligence of Mr. Jewell, he bids fair to attain to a ripe old age himself, and as each year adds something to his store of knowledge, longevity on his part will be a distinctive benefit to his community.

Ancestry.com pg 2 of 32
1910 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 1 DISTRICT 28
107 Hughes Street
21-22 James M. JEWELL head m w 69 marr1 44yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Grocer Grocery Store
Martha A wife f w 62 marr1 44yrs 5 children 2 living Ohio Ohio Ohio

Ancestry.com pg 5 of 11
1920 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 1 DISTRICT 49
107 Hugh Street
54-58 James M. JEWELL head m w 79 m Ohio Ohio Ohio none
Martha A wife f w 73 m Ohio Ohio Ohio none

vcm: Martha A. Biggs JEWELL died December 19, 1921
James M. JEWELL died February 20, 1923
Both are buried at the Middletown Cemetery with other members of their family.

KNEESE

Ancestry.com  pages 33 & 34 of 52    by vcm
1860 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN
611-605 Anna Margaret ________ 69 f $8,000 3,000 Pa.
David KNEESE 29 m Farmer $300 Ohio
Percilla* 20 f Ohio...vcm* I believe this should be Drucilla

Ancestry.com page 51 of 32    by vcm
1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP. MIDDLETOWN
388-395  David KNEESE 40 m w Farmer $10,000 1150 Ohio
Druzilla 30 f w Keeping house Ohio
Fannie 1 f w Ohio
David DRISKELL 22 m w Works on farm $300 Ohio

Ancestry.com page 2 of 48    by vcm
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP. DISTRICT 20
12-13  David KNERSE/KNEESE w m 51 marr Farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Drucilla w f 40 marr Keeping house Ohio Ohio Ohio
Lydia w f 11 dau At home Scarlet Fever Ohio Ohio Ohio
Clara w f 8 dau At home Measles Ohio Ohio Ohio

Ancestry.com      by vcm
1920 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP ED# 42
55-55  Druzilla KNEESE head f w 79 wid Ohio Ohio Ohio
Carrie CLARK dau 48 wid Ohio Ohio Ohio
vcm note: and next door 56-56 are Jacob E. RITTIG and her dau Frances

LAFORE

MIDDLETOWN
CEMETERY RESEARCH


Elizabeth LAFORE
died March 1833
vcm: I believe this is the mother of Peter LAFORE.
Elizabeth CROUT  was married to Lewis Logan LAFORE and lived in the Middletown area in 1820


Peter LAFORE married Pricilla MACY in 1843 Butler Co, Ohio

Ancestry pg 9 of 26
1850 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN
1862-904 
Peter LAFORE 28 m Laborer Ohio
Pricilla 25 f Ohio
Sarah Ann 7 f Ohio
Margaret C 6/12 f Ohio

Ancestry pg 43 of 52
1860 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN
675-713
Peter LAFORE 46 m day laborer Ohio
Pricill 34 f Ohio
Sarah 17 f Ohio
Margaret 10 f school Ohio
Gary HAMILTON 38 m day laborer Ohio

1870 CENSUS OHIO no records of Peter LAFORE or his wife in Butler Co Ohio

Ancestry pg 64 of 132
1870 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY LEMON TWP
Boarding House
480-495
Margaret LAFORE 20 f w Works in Paper Mill Ohio
 
       
LUMMIS

Butler County History
Lemon Township: Pages 649 - 654
James G. LUMMIS was born in Lemon Township in 1830, being the son of John LUMMIS and Ann BRIDGE. They were both born in Middletown. Joseph LUMMIS, his grandfather, who was one of the pioneers in this county, was an old Revolutionary soldier, as was also James G. LUMMIS's great-grandfather, on his mother's side, the Rev. James GRIMES, the pioneer preacher and cabinet-maker. Mr. LUMMIS was married in 1859, at Middletown, to Mary F. DEARDORFF, daughter of Jacob DEARDORFF and Mary KENNEDY. The latter is still living at Dayton. Mrs. LUMMIS was born in Middletown in 1840. They have had six children. Frank K. LUMMIS was born June 30, 1860; an infant was born April 22, 1862, dying the same day; George D. was born May 10, 1863; Charles A., May 15, 1865; John H., August 21, 1874; and Harry M., November 29, 1875. The latter died November 6, 1879. Mr. LUMMIS was treasurer of Middletown for two years, beginning in 1871, and is also a member of the school board, commencing in 1877, and serving three years. He was not a member in 1880, but was re-elected in the Spring of 1881. His wife's brother, Captain J. K. DEARDORFF, of the Thirty-fifth Ohio, was killed in the battle of Chickamauga. Mr. LUMMIS is a merchant.
 

A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio, 1882

LEMON TWP   Page 654

Daniel MCCALLAY, president of the First National Bank of Middletown, was born August 10, 1839, at Dayton, Ohio, being the first son of Henry and Anna (MCKNIGHT) MCCALLAY. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother of New Jersey. They removed to this State with their parents about 1830. The father early learned the wagon-maker's trade, at which he labored in Miamisburg, that being the place where his parents settled. He afterwards followed his trade in Dayton, where the subject of this sketch was born. Returning to Miamisburg, he engaged in the hotel business. The MCCALLAY House, of that place, was conducted by him until about 1857, when he removed to Middletown, where he kept what was then and is now known as the United States Hotel. This he conducted till 1861, being compelled to withdraw from business on account of failing health. He died the year following, in 1862, at the age of forty-nine. His widow survived him but three years, dying in the year 1865, at the age of forty-nine, also.

At the age of eighteen, Daniel engaged as clerk in the dry goods store of Jacob LEIBEE, of Middletown. He continued in his employment for three years, till 1861, when he was made a partner in the business. The firm of LEIBEE & MCCALLAY was continued till 1870. Mr. MCCALLAY then withdrew from the dry goods trade, and with the proceeds of nine years' prosperous business, engaged in the lumber and grain trade in the country with Mr. J. M. ROBINSON, a silent partner. They carried on a large business, both in Middletown and Franklin, till 1877. Mr. MCCALLAY was the first to build a grain-house in Middletown with modern conveniences, constructed so as to admit teams and wagons, by which means the grain could be dumped under a roof.

In 1877 Mr. MCCALLAY, in company with his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert WILSON, bought the tobacco factory then carried on by Mr. P. J. SORG, Mr. John AUER, and Mr. WILSON. Mr. MCCALLAY and Mr. WILSON bought the interest of the other partners. A large addition to the factory was soon built, and the enterprise greatly increased. The original capacity of four hundred thousand pounds per year was increased the first year to nearly a million, and the second year to nearly two million pounds, which is its present annual product. The plug tobacco manufactory of WILSON & MCCALLAY is one of the largest west of the Alleghanies, and gives employment to upward of three hundred operatives. In 1878 Mr. MCCALLAY disposed of his real estate and invested it in stock of the First National Bank of Middletown. The year following he was made one of the directors, and at the election of January, 1882, was chosen its president. The capital of the bank is now one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, with fifty-five thousand dollars of surplus, of which Mr. MCCALLAY owns one-sixth. Mr. MCCALLAY's religious affiliations are with the Presbyterian Church, of which he has been a member since 1875.

On the 23d of October, 1859, Mr. MCCALLAY was married to Miss Mary E. LEIBEE, daughter of Jacob and Sarah LEIBEE, of Middletown. Mr. LEIBEE, who was Mr. MCCALLAY's first employer and partner, died June, 1876. His wife had preceded him but a few months, having died in November, 1875. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mr. MCCALLAY, both living. Mary E. was born July 15, 1862, and Edwin L., born July 30, 1874.

Edmund L. MCCALLAY, commercial traveler in tobacco, was born in Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio, June 15, 1842. He is the son of Harry MCCALLAY and Lydia Ann MCKNIGHT, who came to this county in the Spring of 1857. William MCCALLAY served in the Mexican War. Edmund L. MCCALLAY enlisted in Company D, Ninety-third Ohio Volunteers, August 5, 1862, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Stone River, December 31, 1862, being confined in Libby Prison three months. On being paroled, he was sent to Annapolis, Maryland, and from there to Camp Chase, where he acted as a clerk in the office of the provost-marshal, Captain John W. KYLE. He remained there nearly one year. Securing an appointment as second lieutenant United States Colored Infantry, March 4, 1864, and passing a satisfactory examination before a board of regular army officers at Louisville, Kentucky, he was sent on to Camp Delaware, Ohio. He was appointed post quartermaster and commissary in April, 1864. On application, he was relieved by the governor and sent to the front in August, with two hundred and forty recruits. He was ordered to Washington, and appointed assistant aid-de-camp to General YEOMAN, being promoted to first lieutenant, August 10. After being relieved, he was again appointed an aid-de-camp to General A. M. BLACKMAN, and shortly after made brigade commissary. During the next few months he served as aid-de-camp and acting assistant-general, being appointed post adjutant at Smithsville, North Carolina, in September, 1865. He was mustered out at Camp Chase, in October, returning to Middletown,, where he went into the dry-goods business. Shortly after he received an appointment as second lieutenant in the regular army, to date from July, 1866. He was ordered to Fort McPherson, where he was till May, 1867, and was afterward stationed at several military posts. He resigned his position as first lieutenant December 31, 1870. He participated in many engagements with the Indians while stationed at Forts C. F. Smith and Phil. Kearney. At present he is a traveling salesman for WILSON & MCCALLAY, plug tobacco manufacturers.

 

MEHARRY

It seems Samuel & Jesse were the children of Alexander & Elizabeth Ann Meharry They are said to be buried  in Eaton, Ohio
Need information on this family...vcm

Jesse Elemer Meharry 17 D 3 Sep 1881 d Child of A & E
Samuel Edwin Meharry 3 Y 1 M 26 Nov 1880 d Child of A & E

In the obit below it states that Alexander Meharry died in 1878. So the big question is how is Jessie his son...
or are we missing part of the date...Thanks
Vivian

THE REV. ALEXANDER MEHARRY, D. D.

Although only a resident of Eaton a few years, the citizens of the place feel themselves largely indebted to the minister of the Gospel whose name stands at the head of this article. They have a high regard for his character and cherish lovingly his memory.

It was principally through the energy and zeal of the Rev. Alexander Meharry that the Methodist Episcopal society of Eaton secured their beautiful house of worship, unrivaled by any in the State or in the western country, except a very few in the large cities, and one of the chief, if not the leading architectural ornament of the village. 

As the agent who brought about the existence of this superb church, and no less from the fact that the last years of Mr. Meharry's life were spent in Eaton, and that he was laid away to his final rest in Mound cemetery, the people of Eaton have a peculiar interest in the "good old preacher," and it is fitting that there should be preserved for them the record of the life which came to the close of its earthly chapter in their midst.

Alexander Meharry was born in Adams county, Ohio, October 17, 1813, and died in Eaton, November 10, 1878, in the sixty-fifth year of his age, and the thirty seventh of his ministry. His father, Alexander Meharry, was born in Ireland, August 5, 1763; married Jane Frances, May 7, 1794, and soon afterward came to America; tarried four years in Pennsylvania, and in 1798 emigrated to Adams county, Ohio. He possessed remarkable energy and industry, and was a zealous Methodist. He was instantly killed by the fall of a tree while returning from a camp meeting in 1813, and his wife was left with a family of seven sons and one daughter to care for unaided. The youngest of the children, the subject of this sketch, joined the Methodist church at the age of fourteen. He was reared on a farm, with only pioneer school advantages.

The first eight years of his majority were spent in a store at Ripley, Ohio, where he made such a reputation for integrity that he obtained the loan of one thousand five hundred dollars on no other security than his individual note. In September, 1841, he joined the Ohio conference as an itinerant preacher, and subsequently rode the circuits of Blendon, Bainbridge, Dunbarton, Deer Creek, and Frankfort, in Ohio, and Maysville in Kentucky. In September, 1848, he became the first Methodist city missionary in Cincinnati, and stood heroically at his post during the ravages of cholera in 1849-50- In September, 1850, he was appointed financial agent of the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, and with the exception of one year gratuitously given as agent to the Springfield Female college, served six years. In September, 1857, he became pastor at Franklin, Ohio, where in two years he built a church edifice, besides liquidating some debts. In 1859 he took charge of the church in Middletown, and in 1861 became pastor of Finley chapel in Cincinnati, and was among the first of the clergymen who advocated the employment of colored troops in the Union war.

From 1863 to 1866 he was stationed at Wilmington, where he erected a church edifice. He then became agent of the Wesleyan Female college at Cincinnati. The old building on Vine street had been sold for debt, and a new structure would be erected. He succeeded, although many obstacles opposed, in securing the erection of the present building, which is an ornament to the city and a monument to Methodism. In the fall of 1868 he became pastor at Eaton, and remained three years, within which time the present house of worship was built. In 1871 he was appointed presiding elder of the Ripley district, and in 1872 transferred to the Springfield district. In 1875 he settled in Eaton. In 1877 the Athens Wesleyan university, of Tennessee, conferred upon him the degree of doctor of divinity. In 1878 he was appointed financial agent of the Delaware Wesleyan university. During a service of thirty-seven years he travelled nearly forty-five thousand miles, received into church connection over three thousand persons, and raised as agent for colleges and churches over one hundred thousand dollars. Since 11874 he had held superannuated relations to his conference. His long and active service had given him a warm place in the hearts of the multitudes for whom he had labored.

He was twice married. August 14, 1844, he married Ann Ransom, a niece of Governor Worthington, of Ohio. 

She died June 22, 1847. On May 1, 1856, he married Eliza Ann Ogden, of Clark county, Ohio.
 

MINAS Research

1920 CENSUS BUTLER CO., OHIO  OXFORD DISTRICT 71
31 East High Street
James KALLOS head R m w 27 s 1910 Gr Gr Gr Clerk Confectionery
George MINAS lodger m w 28 s 1908 Gr Gr Gr Clerk Confectionery
Gus BIBELDES lodger m w 23 s 1916 Gr Gr Gr Clerk Confectionery
Andrew RABEKAS lodger m w 25 s 1910 Gr Gr Gr Clerk Confectionery

1930 CENSUS BUTLER CO., OHIO  OXFORD DISTRICT 45
George MINAS head R $25 m w 38 marr 29 Gr Gr Gr 1908 Manager
Crisse MINAS wife 25 marr 15 Gr Gr Gr 1921 none
Anna MINAS dau f w 7 s Oh Gr Gr none
George MINAS son m w 1 10/12 s Oh Gr Gr
MORRISON
Earl MORRISON 1912-1913
Elaine MORRISON 1912-1913
No Elaine Morrison listed in the Middletown death certificates
I found an Elsie MORRISON  Both of these children died at the same address here in Middletown so I would say that they were cousins since both their parents were from Kentucky.
Vivian
Ohio Death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio
name: Earl Morrison
single, white, male
born: February 25, 1912 Kentucky
died: March 20, 1913 Middletown, Ohio
cause: measles
father: Dan Morrison born Kentucky
mother: Sarah Morris born Kentucky 

Ohio death Certificate
Middletown, Ohio
name: Elsie MORRISON
single, white, female
born: April 9, 1912
died: March 5, 1913 Middletown, Ohio
age: 10 months 24 days
cause: measles
father: Row Morrison born Kentucky
mother: Laura Moore born Kentucky
MUMMA

>>> Doug Mumma <doug@mumma.org> 02/26/2014 2:31 AM >>>
Hello,

If you receive this message in error, please forward it to an appropriate person, if possible.

I am sending this request for information to several organizations since it is not clear to me who might have the answer to my questions. My questions relate to the tombstone of Emma Mewma which is located in the Middletown Pioneer Cemetery, Square 5, lot  18 in which John Mumma (1780 - 1849) is buried along with his descendants. John Mumma is the progenitor of the Butler County Mumma families and owned the Madison House hotel at the time of his death in 1849.

Shown below is a photograph of Emma's tombstone which is posted on RootsWeb.
   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbutcem/LemonTwpCem/MTCem/MPhotos/T0157_08.jpg

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The MEWMA surname carved on the tombstone is simply WRONG! It should have been spelled as MUMMA as are all of the other tombstones of this family and I am trying to understand how this error probably happened and suggest that a Note might be inserted in the MUMMA section of the cemetery listings, pointing to this incorrect spelling. I had missed seeing it over the past 10 years that I have researched the MUMMA families of Butler county. The Mewma entry appears on a completely different page in the listings and I missed it.

Also, from the cemetery information listed for Emma Mewma, it is not clear to me if all of the names ("Florence Mewma", "John Mewma" and "wife of John Mewma") are all carved on the stone or are bits of information added to the recorded Cemetery listing.

Some background information:

1) John Mumma (Emma's husband) was born abt 1852 as the middle son of Daniel Mumma and Caroline Wetzel. His father, Daniel Mumma, died in 1853 and is also buried in this plot, along with his daughter, Mary, who died as an infant.
   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbutcem/LemonTwpCem/MTCem/MPhotos/T0157_06.jpg 

2) John also had a sister named Florence, born about 1850. I know that Florence was alive in 1894 when she married Edward Thompson in Middletown.

3) John married Emma L. Gunckel on 22 Nov 1876 in Montgomery County, Ohio. Her father, William Gunckel, was a "cooper" in Germantown where Emma was born and raised. After the marriage, Emma and John resided in Butler County.

4) A son named "John Vernon Mumma" was born to John and Emma Gunckel Mumma on 23 Sep 1877 in Madison Twp., Butler Co., OH. 

5) John Mumma, the father, died on 10 Mar 1880 at age 28, in Madison Twp., Butler Co., OH. His burial or his tombstone have not been listed on any burial recordings, other than the listing of "wife of John Mumma" on Emma's tombstone. I have not personally viewed this stone so I don't know the exact wording that is carved on it.

6) Emma, the young widow, immediately moved back home to Germantown with her young son and is enumerated in the same house as her parents in the 1880 census, recorded only 3 months after her husband's death.

1880 Census OH, Montgomery Co., German twp.  Page 472D  (same household) 1 June 1990
*** family 118 ***
William Z. Gunckel, head, 64, b: PA/PA/PA, cooper
Sarah Gunckel, wife, 55, b: VA/VA/VA, House keeping
James Gunckel, son, 35, single,  b: OH/PA/VA, blacksmith
George Gunckel, son, 27, single, b: OH/PA/VA, works at cigar making
Eliza Gunckel, dau, 25, b: single, OH/PA/VA,
*** family 119  ***
Emma MUMA, 23, widow,  b: OH/PA/VA, School Teacher
Werna MUMA, Son,  b: OH/OH/OH

7) Emma Gunckel Mumma died on 8 April 1881, about 1 year after her husband. This death date is record in various Mumma family documents. After Emma's death, John Vernon Mumma was raised by his grandparents, married a girl in Montgomery County and started a raising a large family. The family migrated to San Diego, CA where John died in 1940.

So, these are the facts. I know by comparing the birth and death dates that Emma Mewma and Emma Gunckel Mumma are one in the same person. All I can do is speculate about how the tombstone surname spelling got screwed up. By 1880, there was no one living in Butler County with the MUMMA surname. They had all died or had moved elsewhere, so it was no longer a common and familiar surname.

My guess is Emma's father was not highly educated and may have had difficulty spelling. MUMMA is not an easy name to spell if you only hear it spoken. The normal pronunciation is "MOO MAW" or "MEW MAW". So, it is likely that her father went to Middletown to have the tombstone made and simply told the stonecutter the name and vital information for Emma which he would have known. He probably didn't know John's birth or death dates exactly. It is unclear about the other names listed. Is "Florence" John's sister? Who is the "John" that is listed - is that John the husband or reserved for John the son. 

So, my questions are:
a) Do any original burial records or transcriptions still exist that might provide information as to who ordered Emma's tombstone?
b) What are the exact inscriptions on Emma's Tombstone? How are they placed on the stone? i.e. all on one face? 3 sides?
c) Anything in any old records that might suggest that John was buried here first and then the larger stone was erected, replacing John's stone, after Emma's death?

Thank you for your time and if Emma's name could also be entered in the MUMMA spelling area of the index with a note saying "see Emma Mewma's record". This might assist future researchers. If you know who might have some information to contribute to this puzzle, please forward this message to them.

Doug Mumma

I am in the process of updating my summary information about the Mumma families of Butler & Preble Counties. I will send an updated file to anyone who is interested.
  http://www.mumma.org/archives/ButlerCoOhio.pdf

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Douglas M Mumma  - 2123 Farmington Place - Livermore, CA 94550-6423
doug@mumma.org  -  Phone: (925) 447-5164 -  http://www.mumma.org/

 

RETTIG
Ancestry.com page 84 of 116    by vcm
1930 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP DISTRICT 26
824-839  Jacob RETTIG head O 3700 m w 60 marr 16yrs Ohio Ger Ger Foreman Culbert Factory
Frances C. wife f w 61 marr 17yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio
Frances Kneese Rettig d/o David Kneese & Drucilla Lucas
SCHAFFER - CRAWLEY

The Schaffer-Crawley Bible was found at a garage sale in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio and was transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon 1-12-2006.

MARRIAGES

Benjamin W. Schaffer & Isabella S. Crawley
Married Sept. 4, 1870

Clifford S. Dryden & Ida M. Schaffer
Married August 13, 1895

BIRTHS

Benjamin W. Schaffer  Aug. 7, 1848
Isabella S. Schaffer  May 25, 1851
Charles O. Schaffer  Oct. 11, 1871
Arnold A. Schaffer  Jan. 1, 1876
Ida M. Schaffer  Nov. 3, 1877
Harry Schaffer  Oct. 19, 1879
Nina Dryden  Feb. 23, 1986

DEATHS

Albert G. Crawley  Born Jan 25, 1815  Died Apr. 1, 1896
Martha Crawley  Born Nov. 22, 1824  Died May 7, 1880
Ida M. Dryden  July 23, 1896
Nina Dryden  Mar. 16, 1896

The following research by Vivian Combs Moon  1-12-2006

Ida M. Schaffer DRYDEN and her daughter Nina Dryden are buried in the Middletown
Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio. See tombstone photo at:

http://rootsweb.com/~ohmidcem/Middletown_Pioneer_Cemetery/MiddCem1.htm

1900 Census Butler Co. Ohio Lemon Twp. Dist. 19 (72 Main St)
#208/228
Benjamin Shaffor, head, b. Aug. 1848, age 51, m. 30 yrs, OhOhOh, grocer
Elizabeth, wife, b. May 1851, age 49, m. 30 yrs, 4 ch 3 liv., OhPaOh
(Isabella in bible)
Charles O., son, b. Oct. 1871, age 28, single, OhOhOh, salesman, grocery
Arnold E., son, b. Jan. 1875, age 25, OhOhOh, salesman, grocery

1910 Census Butler Co. Ohio Lemon Twp.
#224/239
Arnold Schaffer, head, age 34, m. 2 yrs, OhOhOh, clerk in post office
Bess, wife, age 27, m. 2 yrs, no children, OhOhOh

OHIO DEATH RECORDS
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
#47
Benjamin W.
SCHAFFER
died: March 4, 1912
born: August 7, 1848 Penn.
widow
buried: March 6, 1912  Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Oh. [ Section 9 Lot 302 ]
father: Unknown
mother: Unknown

OHIO DEATH RECORDS
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
# 64
Isabella
SCHAFFER
died: May 15, 1904
born: Unknown  Ohio
age: 52
mother: Martha ALLIS
father: A. G. CRAWLEY
buried: May 17, 1904 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio [ Section 9 Lot 34 ]

OHIO DEATH RECORDS
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
# 38
Albert G.
CRAWLEY
died: April 1, 1897
age: 82  born New Jersey
buried: April 4, 1897 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio  [ Section 9 Lot 34 ]

STARRY
VCM NOTE : I believe this is Elmer C. STARRY s/o William H. & Emily STARRY.

OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATE
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO
DC# 77 Vol 1
Elmer C. STARRY
single, white male
residence: Miltonville, Butler Co Oh
father: Not listed
mother: Not listed
birth: Not listed
died: September 27, 1886 Miltonville, Butler Co Oh
informant: doctor
burial: Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio 

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1870 CENSUS WARREN COUNTY, OHIO  MASSIE TWP.
111-106  William H. STARRY 32 m w Miller 5000 600 Ohio
Emily 28 f w Kepping house Ohio
John E. 9 m w Attending school Ohio
Elmer C. 7 m w Attending school Ohio
Jennie M. 1 f w _______ Ohio
TIPTON
Wanda Fay TIPTON  1928-1937 Buried Middletown Cemetery
Daughter of Van Tipton and Mary Ellen Morrison 

Mary Ellen (Mollie) TIPTON  1899-1928 Buried Middletown Cemetery
Wife of Van C. TIPTON

Mary Ellen died shortly after Wanda's birth and Van Tipton then married Gertrude Lansaw, July 13, 1929. He worked at Armco Steel until his retirement at age 65.
WAGONER - WAGNER

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1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP. DISTRICT 20
36-37  Fred WAGONER head m w 55 Farmer Hesse Darmstadt Hesse Hesse
Cristine wife 50 f w Keeping House Wurtemberg Wurt Wurt

vcm: Middletown Cemetery burial records do not include Christine or Friderick Wagner/Wagoner however they do have a tombstone.

WALDO

HISTORY OF BUTLER COUNTY, LEADERS OF THE HALF CENTURY
Pages 187 - 197

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The earliest physician of Middletown was Dr. Carlton WALDO. He came to that town shortly after the war of 1812, and remained there until the period of his death, which happened July, 31, 1831, then being fifty-one years of age. He was a native of New Hampshire. He was remarkable for calmness and serenity of mind, and died highly respected.
 

Carlton Waldo married Mary Flennor
November 4, 1811 in Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio

Carlton Waldo married Rhoda Potter
December 18, 1822 in Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio

WATSON
Martha J. WATSON born September 11, 1851,  died August 29, 1915 Middletown, Ohio.
She was the daughter of William OWENS & Margaret STRAITER / STRADER
After more research I found that Martha J. WATSON was the dau of 
William OWEN & Margaret STRADER...on her dc it is spelled Straiter
William M. Owen & Margaret STADER were married Dec. 16, 1849 in Darke County, Ohio
WATSON

On the Veteran's of Butler County, web site they list the following information for John H. Watson

J.H. Watson  (JOHN H)
1216 Elm Street Middletown Ohio
Died May 23, 1923 in Middletown Ohio
died from Gun Shot Wound to the lung
Buried May 25, 1923
Born April 22, 1872  (Cannot be right)  in Troy Ohio
Middletown Cemetery Middletown Ohio
Lot # 43 section SE 1/4 grave 3
Upright Marker
Next of Kin Mrs Mary Watson Middletown Ohio

Tombstone for J. H. Watson in the Middletown Cemetery reads:
J. H. Watson
Co E 31st Ohio Infantry

VCM Note: This is a Civil War Tombstone and can not be the same John Watson listed on the Veterans Web Site. The John H. Watson, Civil War Veteran, married Martha J. Owen/Owens about 1869. Martha J. Watson and her mother Margaret Owen are buried beside J. H. Watson at the Middletown Cemetery. Research by Vivian Combs Moon

Ohio Death Certificate
DC # 98 Volume 1 Middletown, Ohio
John H. Watson
male, white, never married ? vcm: I believe they just checked the wrong box
residence in Middletown: 32 years
residence: 64 Clinton Street, Middletown, Ohio
age: 57 years
cause of death: cholera
died: August 24, 1900 Middletown, Ohio
father: not listed
mother: not listed
informant: not listed
funeral home: Wilson Funeral Home, Middletown, Ohio

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1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP
621  John WATSON 35 m w Drives Team OH
Martha 19 f w Keeps House OH....nee OWEN/OWENS
Martha 1/12 f w OH

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1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
632-753  John WATSON w m 38 m Teamster OHTNOH
Martha w f 28 wife m Keeps house TNTNTN
Evaline w f 9 dau s OHOHOH
John T.? w m 8 son s OHOHOH
Edward w m 5 son s OHOHO
Anna w f 2 dau s OHOHOH
William OWENS father in law 63  dDay Laborer TNTNTN

1900 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO  LEMON TWP.
64Clinton St., Middletown, Ohio
209-233 John H. WATSON head Jan. 1843 57yrs  marr 32yrs OHVAOH Day Laborer
Martha wife Sept. 1851 48yrs marr 32 yrs 7 - 6 children living, OHTNTN
Eveline dau July 1870 29yrs single OHOHOH laborer tobacco works
John T? son, March 1872 28yrs single OHOHOH stemmer tobacco works
Buelha dau Dec188415yrs single OHOHOH laborer tobacco works
Bertha dau Apr. 1892 8yrs single OHOHOH at school

On August 24, 1900 John H. Watson died

1910 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 33
503 Tytus Ave., Middletown
779-456  Martha WATSON head f w wid 59 9-6 children OHTNTN
Eva dau f w 39 s OHOHOH
Bertha dau f w 17 s OHOHOH

Martha J. WATSON born September 11, 1851,  died August 29, 1915 Middletown, Ohio.
She was the daughter of William OWENS & Margaret STRAITER 

http://www.butlercountyohio.org/recorder/
Name: WATSON J H
DOB: 04/22/1872                   ------ this is wrong if Date of service is correct.
Birth State: OH
Branch: ARMY
Service Entry Date: 02/16/1864    ------  date of birth here is wrong at 1872
Discharge Date: UNKNOWN                         since entered service before birth
Date of Death: 05/23/1923
Burial Date: 
Cemetery: MIDDLETOWN
Section: 04/14/1865
Lot: NE 1/4
Grave: 199

WAMPLER

From LDS records:
Husband
Gustavus E. Wampler
Birth:  22 OCT 1809  Of, , Butler, Ohio
Christening:
Marriage:  About 1826  Of, , Butler, Ohio
Death:  23 JAN 1879
Burial:
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Wife
Mrs Eliza S. Wampler
Birth:  19 AUG 1809  Of, , Butler, Ohio
Christening:
Marriage:  About 1826  Of, , Butler, Ohio
Death:  11 FEB 1866
Burial:

Gustavus Wampler married Eliza Barnitz
05 JUL 1836 Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Hanover, York, Pennsylvania
 
Gustavus E. & Eliza S. Barnitz WAMPLER Tombstone reads...

G. E. Wampler M. D.
Died Jan. 23, 1879
Aged 69 years 3 mo 1 d

Eliza S. [Barnitz]
Wife of G. E. Wampler M. D.
Died Feb. 11, 1866
Aged 56 years 5 mo 23 d

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