My brick walls page was created for those of you who have not been able to break through connecting your ancestry in Jefferson County, Ohio. This page is where you can submit any inquieries to your surname and hope that someone out there will be able to help.

Please email me Danice Ryan with your brick wall information to be posted. Please add "Brick Walls" in your subject line. Who knows, you may just get answers you have been searching and waiting for so long! Please remember that this site is for Jefferson County, Ohio only so if your ancestors are from another County or have never been in Jefferson County, Ohio please contact the County to where they will have records for them. Thank You.





Looking for information on James Martin, born around 1810, he died in 1846 or 1847 in Sistersville, Virginia (now WV). He had been married to Melissa Ann Atkinson. Melissa came back to Jefferson County from Sistersville after her husband died. She was pregnant with their daughter, Nancy Martin, who was born in 1846 or 47. In 1847, Melissa Ann Martin married Asa Travis. They are listed in the 1850 Jefferson County, Ohio census, along with her daughter, Nancy and her son, Leman Martin (my great-great grandfather.) In short, I'm looking for the parents of my great-great grandfather, Leman (Leamon) Wherry Martin. All I know is they are James Martin and his wife, Melissa Ann Atkinson. Please help me get over my brick wall.

Thanks in advance!! Susan Guy


NOTE:After a 70 year long family search the mystery of Melissa Ann has been solved with this brick wall crumbling down! With the maiden name of Melissa found and proven, it opens a whole new door to my research. I am still searching for my grandfather, James Martin's family and know that he also will be found and connected with the help from others as I did Melissa. Thanks to all who have helped with this! Anyone that may connect with the Atkinson family, I would love to hear from you. Thanks!




In researching my family history, I have found "George Adare" (hopefully, one of my Gr Gr Gr Grandfathers) in Cross Creek, Jefferson, OH in the 1820 census. He was born in PA in 1797. He is also in Cross Creek in the 1830 census, this time with the modern spelling of his name, "Adair". If this is the right person, his full name would be George Lee Adair. If I have the right George Adair, his wife's maiden name would be Mary McKee. She was born in 1798, but I have no proof of where. I do find an Alexander McKee (of about the right age to be Mary's father) in the 1820 census in Cross Creek, with two daughters in Mary's age range, so you can see that I am very optimistic that I have the right people. George Lee Adair and Mary McKee had their first child, James Lee Adair, in 1821 in Ohio. The main piece of information I am searching for right now is a record of the marriage of George Lee Adair and Mary McKee. I am thinking that it probably took place in Jefferson County in the period of about 1814 to 1821.


Any information you can provide to me on either of these families would be greatly appreciated. Charles Young




Searching for the parents of George Urey. George was born 18 Jun1807 in PA per his tomb stone and confirmed by various census records. He was married to Nancy Thompson, also born cir 1807 in PA. They lived for a while in Smithfield Twp., Jefferson Co., OH before moving to White Eyes Twp., Coshocton Co., OH. George died 2 Oct 1889 George and Nancy are buried in Old Hill Cemetery, Coshocton Co., OH. George and Nancy had the following children:

  • 1. John Thomas b. 6 Jun 1828,Coshocton Co., OH, d 31 Jan 1879, Dekalb Co., IN.
  • 2. Margaret b. cir 1832, Coshocton Co., OH.
  • 3. Nancy b. cir 1834, Coshocton Co., OH.
  • 4. Hannah b. cir 1837, Coshocton Co., OH.
  • 5. Elanor b. cir 1840, Coshocton Co., OH.
  • 6. George W. b. cir 1845, Coshocton Co., OH.


Any information on George, Nancy Thompson, thier parents or families would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you Frank McCollister




John Crow died in Wayne twp. Jefferson Co.Ohio 29 Mar.1836. I would like to locate his tombstone or a record of his death (born 1-01-1771). His wife was Elizabeth Britton (Brittain) and he had children: Robert + Rachel Blackburn, Elizabeth +Joel Fisher, Margaret + John Hess, Christina + David Davis, Mary + Hugh Johnston, John + Elizabeth McGrew, Samuel + Mary Thompson, Nancy Ann + Peter Hess, William + Nancy Norris and maybe additional children Thomas &Susanna. I need some proof of his parentage. Iím pretty sure they were Thomas1749-(1814 Pickaway Co.Ohio) And wife Susanna.


Thank you Jean




The O'Dell Family of Steubenville

I am looking for any information about the O'Dell family. They settled in Steubenville, Ohio and they originally came from Procter W.V. My name is Robin and my families names are James, Grace Hearn. I grew up in Steubenville and I haven't been home in years. My family has been living in Steubenville for generations. I would also like to hear from anyone who used to know me when I grew up.


Thanks! Robin O'Dell




I have found my Great Grandfather buried in National City, Ca...his tombstone states that he was born in Steubenville, Oh. Yet I had heard that he was born in Harrison Co. I realize that the county lines have changed. I would appreciate any help locating the family of: Joseph McCollam/Isaac McCollam. Joseph was born in 1829. I think his Father was James McCollam...Please help.... I have hit a brick wall....maybe the spelling has changed....


Thank You Barbara Humphreys




I'm looking for additional information for:
Samuel L. McClain
Elizabeth Fisher
John and Sarah (Maple) McLain
James and Ellen (Young) Fisher
Personal Histories, Historical Hand Atlas 1881, Wells
County, Indiana:
[Samuel McClain was the] son of John and Sarah (Maple) McLain, removed to Wells county, May 7, 1863. He was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, May 6, 1812. His former wife, Annie M. Forester, was born December 1, 1818, and died April 26, 1857. Mr. McLain married again, August 31, 1859, to Elizabeth A. Fisher. Mrs. Fisher's parents are James and Ellen (Young) Fisher


Thanks in advance! Kim L.




I'm looking for information about Richard Spurrier, b. abt 1815, Md (or possibly Ohio)., d. aft 1880 in Morgan Co., Ohio. He married in Jefferson Co., 1835, at the home of Benjamin Hall, Eliza (or Elizabeth) Spurrier, evidently a cousin. Her parentage is partly known, his is not. The family then moved on to Morgan Co. where their first child was born in 1836.
There was a Richard Spurrier who purchased land in Jefferson Co. in 1813. A man by that name appears in the 1820 Census there. My Richard is neither of these; he was scarcely born or a small child on those dates. He is known not to be the the son of the Richard born 1784 who married Elizabeth Weeden. All of that man's children have been accounted for (unless there was an unrecorded birth). Similarly, he is not the Richard, b. 1812, who married Amy Barrett and went out to Iowa. That man's kids have been accounted for also.
Does anyone recognize the guy born abt 1815 or the earlier Richard who appeared in 1813? Or possibly the Amelia Spurrier who married in Jefferson Co., 1818, Nathaniel Leary or Leacy?


All help welcome! Laura Spurrier




I am looking for information concern Sarah E. (Maxwell) who was born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio on January 6, 1822. She married John Browning June 23, 1841 (born about 1818) they had the following children: Joseph Browning (born 1842), Samuel Browning (born 1844), Horace Browning (born 1846), Mary Emma Browning (born 1848). John Browning died in 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio at the age of 32.
Sarah Browning then married James D. Wright in Tuscarawas County, Ohio in 1850. To this marriage the following children were born: Amanda (born June 3, 1853), Craig, and Sarah Martha "Mattie" (born May 8, 1856).
I am looking for any information available on the Maxwell family in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio.


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Martha Eliza. Springer DAVIS LOCKHART was b. approx. 1854 to Jacob Springer and Nancy Johnson Springer. She married Pierce Davis in Washington Co., OH in 1871. They had five children (Josiah, Amanda, Eva, Rosita, Jacob) and she and Davis divorced in 1896 in Brooke Co., WV. She then married Edward R. Lockhart. In 1907 Lockhart murdered Davis in Brooke Co. and took off (according to the July 1907 newspapers). Martha Lockhart is listed as a widow and waitress in the 1910 census for Toronto, Jefferson County, along with her son-in-law Earnest McKinley and daughter Rosita McKinley and their children. I have been unable to find any information on Martha (my great-grandmother) after that time. Did she remarry? Did she die?


Any help would be appreciated. Karen Davis Newstead


NOTE:This brick wall came tumbling down on July 4, 2009, after my researcher sister Melanie Pike was using the www.familysearchlabs.org site and decided to type in "Mattie" for the first name and nothing for the surname, "Springer" as her father's name, clicked on Death Records and Ohio for the death place. Up came seven "Exact and close matches". Looking at the birthdates, Melanie was disappointed and then saw one for 1 April 1857, which was close to Martha's birthdate. The name was MARTHA ELIZA LUCARD. Parents: Father: Jakob Springer (we had it as "Jacob". Mother: Nancy Johnson This was our Martha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucard and Lockhart aren't too far apart in pronunciation, are they? We now know she died of nephritis on 2 January 1917 at age 59 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. We don't know why she was there but know she is buried in Woodland Cemetery. After seven years facing this brick wall, it has crumbled!!!!!!!!!!! Now onto the next one! Karen and Melanie




I am searching for the parents of Malzenia Prater/Prator/Prayter/Prather/Pratt of Island Creek Twp., Jefferson County. Malzenia, b. Mo., is said to be the daughter of Samuel Prator also born Mo. Malzenia marries Thomas Ambrose Dobbs 24 June 1866 in Jefferson County, Ohio.


Any and all information on this line is appreciated. Deborah




My great-grandfather, Fred Fisher, lists Jette, Ohio as his birthplace (May 3, 1874) on his 1904 Army enlistment papers. I can't locate Jette, Ohio and think it may actually be mispelled - and be Jeddo, Ohio. Does anyone have any information on this area? Someone has told me that it might be near Toronto. Any information on Fred Fisher or Fisher's from Switzerland/France in Jefferson County is GREATLY appreciated.

Please email me. THANKS! Julie Fisher Lawless




I'm looking for any information on the families of Mastro, Lamantia, Puglises, Harry M. Kain, Cucarese, Giovanonne and Tumbiola families. The Matro and Lamantia families were mostly born in Steubenviile, OH. Lamantia married into the Mastros. I'm looking for info mostly on a Joseph Matro and Jeanette Lamantia. They had four daughters, Gloria, Mary Louise, Katherine and Juanita. They have an uncle by the name of Charles M. Pugliese. Any information would be very helpful.

Thank you, Leslie Ditmer (youngest daughter of Juanita)




I am looking for any information regarding the family of Charles Coulter b. Pa.cir 1870 wife Theresa ? Children: James, Harold, Alberta, Olive all b. Ohio. Believe Olive m. Clifford Sherwood had a son Ralph. Lived in 1930 Island Creek. Coulter's lived in Toronto & Island Creek


ANY help apprecitated. Thank You Brenda Miller




FISHER, Solomon and Stephen. Both men moved to Jefferson County between 1800 to 1806. Both married in Jefferson County, Ohio. Both left for Wayne County, Ohio in 1814. The online marriage records are great and I found both men. Does anyone have access to deeds that I could get copies of and that may tell where they were from when they purchased land in Jefferson County? I believe that the two men are related somehow. The Fishers are also related to the Watkins who also moved to Wayne County, Ohio. Are there any plat maps for Jefferson County dated before 1814, that would indicate where the property the Fishers owned was located? Solomon Fisher was involved with the whiskey rebellion in Pennsylvania. And Stephen seems to have married twice within a couple years of each other. He is storied to have married an Indian girl in Virginia. Elizabeth was the wife he took to Wayne County. Her name does not sound Indian to me. Online information without fact gives the Indian girl's name as Comstock Logenslatter. Help...


Thank You Jerry




My relative, Philip C. Olinger and wife, Mariah Felterberger were in Jefferson Co. px. early 1830's. They had two children there, John born px. 1834 and Wm. C., born 14 Apr 1836 - Any information on Philip's parents or where he was born would be appreciated - I have them very well documented from 1840 forward as they moved to Henry Co., Indiana.


Thank You for any help or suggestions June Turner




Looking for info on Henry Brindley born 1799, was in Jeff Co shortly after 1800 and died there sometime between 1850-1856. Had a farm in Warren Township Sect 7. Maried to Martha (Matt) Bucy in Nov 1825. Most of his 9 children left but James K (Polk) was still there in 1870. Henrys son David was married to Mary Sloane in 1853 but left area shortly after her death within the next 2 years. Think they may have been buried at Hopewell ME Church. Anyone know anything about these folk.


Thanks Email




My Nathaniel DEVAULT was b 1806 in "Green Twp, Harrison Co, OH", but this would have been Jefferson Co at that time. I believe his parents were George W. DEWALT and Elizabeth EMERY who came to the area in the early 1800s from PA possibly via VA. I have extensive descendant information on the son Nathaniel who lived most of his adult life in Belmont Co, but have been unable to find anything other than "family history" on his alleged parents nor anything on possible siblings. To date I've had no luck in Harrison Co. Can anyone help?


Thanks Sharon




I am looking for information on Benjamin Ellsworth Hardy, born July 13, 1905. All I know is that he came from a family of 13 brothers and sisters. One of his sisters I remember was Katherine who would have been somewhere around his age. Another brother I met when I was 5 was John. He had black lung disease from working in the coal mines. My grandfather Benjamin lost all of his brothers to the mines. All I was told was that Maybe they mined in a town called New West VA in Ohio. His hometown ended in Ville. vineville, dillionvale, wellsville. I found a census record from Jefferson County Ohio and I think that maybe that was where he was born. Does anyone know of a town that had a coal mine named new west va near any county in Ohio? I am an artist and have been doing reasearch here in Illinois (Kankakee, Grundy, Livingston, Will counties) on a ghost town called Cardiff. I would like to honor those in my family for their immense bravery and dedication to America for working and giving literally, their lives to the mines. History is so important, and if someone out there could help me, I would be willing to help research Kankakee county Illinois for them


Thank You! Email




I am researching the Jefferson County, Ohio families of William CHALFANT, b. 1821, d. 1903 (son of William and Eleanor JOHNSON CHALFANT) and his wife Sarah E. LINTON CHALFANT, b. 9 May 1824, in Wells Twp., d. 23 Dec 1898 in New Alexandria. She was the daughter of Levi LINTON and Hannah WHITE. I am interested in finding any descendants of these two families.


Thank You! Annette




MCMILLIN, Harvey E. - According to his military papers he was born in Jefferson Co, OH or Carroll Co, OH on 26 SEP 1831. (note: since Carroll Co. didnít exist until 1833, I would go with Jefferson) On 15 JAN 1853 he purchased two lots of land in Martin Co, IN using a Land Warrant he purchased from Robert SHERRARD Jr. that was originally assigned to George TAYLOR. He sold one of these lots to Jacob JENNINGS (formerly of Jefferson, OH) on 31 MAR 1860. He married Barbary Jane NOLAND 20 AUG 1859 in Daviess, IN and died 23 NOV 1907 in Terre Haute, IN. Harvey was a volunteer substitute in the Civil War (IN company.)
My problem is that I have every record possible for Harvey, but I cannot locate him in the 1850 census and I have no idea who his parents are. If the naming pattern on his children hold true, his parents would be Mary and James.


Thank You! Jennifer




William Maxwell (b.Bet. 1745 - 1746-died age 85 yrs. Jeff. Co. Oh. buried Island Creek Cemetery, Jeff Co. Oh.) of Fayette Co. Pa. born in Scotland, wife was Sarah (maiden name unknown- b.1753Scotland- died 11 November 1837 Jeff Co. buried Island Ck. Cem. ) he was in the 1790 census in Fayette Co. Pa. There was a John Maxwell in the same county and township in 1790. William and Sarah removed to Jeff. Co. probably about 1806. His son Charles Maxwell, b. 1777 Ireland, d.12 April 1857 buried Two Ridges Cemetery Wayne Township Jeff Co Oh. Wife Sarah (maiden name unknow-b. 1777, d. Abt. 1857 buried Two Ridges Cem. Children of Charles and Sarah: Sarah A. b abt. 1796, ?Mary S. abt 1803, Francis "Fanny"b. 1807 w/o Wm. J. Jones; James Patterson, b. 1808 wf. Ruth Hays; David, b. 18 Dec. 1810 wife Sarah T. Ball; Matilda, b.1815 w/o Moses Coe; Thomas, b. abt 1816-1817; Harriett Elizabeth, b. 1818 w/o Dr. Oliver M. Ormsby. Searching for the maiden names of both Sarah's. and parents of William born in Scotland. Would like to be contacted by anyone searching this line of Maxwell's in Jefferson Co. Oh.


Thank You! Donna




I am looking for any information about Ferguson families who were located in Jefferson County, Ohio. My beginning ancestor is a Thomas Ferguson who I believe died 29 December 1859. He was married to a woman by the name of Eleanor. There were four childen Charles (my line), John, Samuel and Robert. Would love to hear from anyone who might be familiar with these names or any other Fergusons from that area.


Thank You! Jadean




I am descended from a Henry Samuel Peterson, b. abt. 1807 Jefferson, OH and a Rebecca Fisher, b. abt. 1809 OH. They married on 01 Dec 1829 in Bergholz, Jefferson, OH. It has been passed down through our family that Rebecca may have been part Cherokee Indian. We don't have any information at all on whom her parents were. Is anyone out there related to a Fisher from the area who is also rumored to be part Indian or who had an Indian spouse? Don't know if Rebecca was born in Jefferson County or elsewhere in Ohio, or how long family might have lived there - sorry!


Thanks for your help! Sonja




I am looking for information on my GGG Grandmother, Rebecca Gillis, born about 29 Aug. 1809 in Jefferson Co. I know she married Thomas William Liggett 29 May 1828 in Harrison Co. I'm trying to prove that she is the sister of William Gillis, born 11 May, 1813 in Harrison Co. He was married to Jane McClaren of Ireland. William's parent's were William and Rebecca Gillis.


Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks so much! Connie




I am looking for information on my great grandfathers family. He was James Norman Hunter born Oct 15, 1886 in Irondale, Ohio. His parents on the census are listed as James and Molly which corresponds with the family Bible of James wife. James was married to Elizabeth Vermillion of Stratton. I can't seem to find any information on James parents. The census do not list a maiden name for Molly. Pap said that we were of Scotch-Irish descent and related to the Hunters of Steubenville


Any help will be greatly appreciated Daniel




CHAPMAN, ELLA MAE (MARY) I HAVE A MARRIAGE DATE OF 25 JUN 1868 IN JEFFERSON, OHIO. SHE MARRIED ROBINSON, WILLIAM C. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHO HER PARENTS AND FAMILY ARE. I HAVE MAY 1848 AS HER BIRTH DATE. ANY INFORMATION ON HER FAMILY OR WHERE ELSE I COULD SEARCH...PLEASE LET ME KNOW.


Thank You JO SCHERER




Desperately seeking info on James Armstrong b. 14 Jul 1818 in Jefferson Co, m. Julia Ann Lewis 1843 in Harrison Co. Resided in Malaga until his death in 1899. I can not locate his parents! I do have an obituary that shows he had 3 brothers, Mr. Armstrong of Hambury, IA and David of Steubenville, OH. the third brother was not named.


Anyone with information on these can email me. Thanks! Tressa




Looking for Leticia Clark Campbell - born around 1825. Her daughter was the second wife of Fletcher Higgins of Irondale. Together they had five chilldren four of whom were born in Iromndale. I believe she was a Clark and married a Campbell who had a lot of children. Anyhelp would be appreciated. She is probably buried in a cemetery in Jefferson County or Columbiana County. Her daughter and family moved to Canton when the children were young.


Anyone researching these line please contact me. Thank You email




I want to locate the burial site for Samuel A. Page, from NH. Lived in Steubenville from about 1815 and died in 1847. I have his obit. and will. First wife died in OH and 2nd wife, Elizabeth R., was living with a couple of children at the time of his death. Would love to know when they died and where buried, too.


Anyone researching these line please contact me. Thank You Linda




James Armstrong born Jefferson Co. Ohio, died Malaga, Ohio m. Julia Ann Lewis of Harrison, 4/13/1843 in Harrison Ohio. Children were Mary L. b. abt 1844, Eliza J. b. abt 1846, Emma b. abt 1851, William Louis b. 2/28/1853 m. Malinda Jane Waggle of Somerton, OH 10/9/1873, Ida Mae b. 10/4/1855 m. William Jacob Davis, Lena Armstrong b. abt 1858 m. Albert Musgrave, Cora Bell b. abt 1861, Bertha L. b. 3/7/1864 m. Johann Casper Riemenschneider, John Armstrong b. abt 1868. I have added more info in hope to gather more, Please email me with any hints.


Thank You email




I am trying to find the families of Samuel Evans & Mary Blair. This is what I know;

Samuel Evans born 1797 in PA Mary Blair born 1814 in Ohio James & Mary married 28 Feb 1833 in Jefferson County, OH From census records I think James & Mary died between 1870-1880 in Wyandot County, OH.


Any and all help will be appreciated. Jim




I'm researching the Joseph Fleming family from Jefferson County, Ohio. Joseph and Priscilla Fleming and their 10 children are listed in the 1850 census for Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. We know that Joseph and Priscilla died before 1860 and their children are found in various households in the 1860 census for Jefferson County, Ohio. The children scattered across Ohio and other states during and after the Civil War. Priscilla Fleming was the daughter of James and Jane (Rannells) Gaddis from Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The ancestry of James Gaddis and Jane Rannells is fairly well documented. Joseph's brother, John Fleming, lived in Clinton County, Ohio, well past the Civil War. Although the census lists their birthplace as Virginia, we believe that they lived in Fayette County, Pennsylvania before settling in Ohio. We are not able to find any more information about (1) exactly when Joseph and Priscilla died and where they were buried and (2) the ancestry of Joseph Fleming.


Any information about this Fleming family of Jefferson County, Ohio would be appreciated. Thanks Mark




William Hervey Sr. 1740 is my 5th geat grandfather,David Hervey Sr. 4th,John B. Hervey 3rd, Irene Hervey 2nd great grandmother and her daughter Zula Bell Dunlevy Adams was my great grandmother.I know this from Zula Bell's death certificate.Wilson Dunlevy was my 2nd great grandfather. Apparently Wilson and Irene were divorced because there is a d under marital status in the 1880 census with his name. I know that Irene married John Trimmer a couple years later. It is a mystery. I visited my great grandparents, William and Zula alot as a child and I was close to my grandparents,Hervey Nesbitt and Rebecca Inez Adams but never asked them. Does anyone know anything about my family? My dad was William Hervey Adams. I would also need help with my 3nd great grandfather William Adams from Pennsylvania born in 1798. HIs wife could be Patience.In the 1880 census he listed with his son's family, my 2nd great grandfather Cassius Adams. Cassius' wife was Eleanor Nesbitt A bunch of my relatives are in the Bloomingdale cemetery


Thank you so much. Darleen




My Shannon wall! John and Hannah Rabe Shannon were married in Jefferson Co OH 28 Mar 1813. John was born probably in PA maybe Chambersburg. Hannah was b ?1789 MD. Hannah's parents were John and Elizabeth Barkman Rabe, I think. I know nothing of John Shannon's parentage. John died 10 Nov 1855 in Richland Belmont OH. Certainly would love any information on John and Hannah! PS Glad to share any of their information forward with interested researchers.


Thank You Dottie




Looking for either cemetery information or any type of death record for a John Closson/Clawson who died around 1821. Any help GREATLY appreciated.


Thank You Pat




My ancestor(s) Thomas White and Zachariah Prichard presented letters to Mount Moriah Baptist church in 1817 from Thumb Run church in Fauquier Co., VA. (Thomas was Zachariah's father-in-law-married Thomas's daughter Susanna White in Fauquier Co circa 1804). Thomas later removed to Licking County. However, in 1817 he was approximately 64 years old and should have had additional adult children. Would like to connect with any White (or Prichard) relatives in the Jefferson Co, OH area. Believe Thomas may have intended to settle in Jefferson Co as he had taken the initiative to become attached to the above mentioned church.


Thank You Sharon




I am searching for information on my ggggGrandfather James W Nation born 8 Feb 1810 in Shelby, Kentucky and died in Ohio. Also his wife Delilah Ray whom he married in Jefferson County, Ohio on 19 Dec 1833. Both died in Ohio and are buried in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. All their children were born in Ohio. Their daughter, Rachel M Nation was born and died in Ohio and I am searching for her middle name which could unlock the mystery of James' parents. Any help or connections with this family line would greatly be appreciated.


Thank You Beth




PATTERSON, SAMUEL, and DUDGEON FAMILY. I know SAMUEL was born in Jefferson Co, Ohio, 1818. I do not know his father or other family members, however I suspect William is one. DUDGEONS came from Ireland and were there before 1850. Please contact me if you have any PATTERSON or DUDGEON information.


Thank You R Learley




Looking for information on JOHN MARTIN b. ?. He married SARAH MICHENER February 1, 1810, in Jefferson Co., Ohio. She was a Quaker born 1789 in Chester Co., Pa. and was disowned, married contrary to discipline. They had two children in Short Creek, Ohio: M JOHN MARTIN or MARTIN JOHN MARTIN b. 1811 and PAUL A MARTIN b. 1813. Sometime between 1813 and 1815 they moved to Tuscarawas, Ohio and had 7 more children: ELIZABETH b. 1815, HANNAH S b. 1817, DANIEL M b. 1819, BYER B b. 1822, MARY A b. 1825, SUSANNAH b. 1828 and KINSEY b. 1831. Sarah died 1836 in Morrow Co., Ohio. I, along with so many other people, am desperate for information on where John came from. It almost seems as though he just appeared out of nowhere. I have had no luck finding marriage records because I don't know what religion they practiced. I did find John in the 1820 U.S. Census in Sugar Creek Twp., Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. In all the census records I have found from their children, Johns birthplace varies (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Germany). I'm afraid I have run out of places to look.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank You Angie

Looking for the parents of JOHN S MARTIN born Aug, 1777 somewhere in Pennsylvania. He married SARAH MICHENER near Short Creek, Jefferson County in February 1810. See post above from Angie. The family lived in Jefferson Co for at least 3 years. We need to know what churches were in operation in 1810 to 1813 in the area between Short Creek and Steubenville. Then need to locate baptismal records for their children. They were married by Justice of the Peace JOHN WATSON. Also, any info on John Watson and where his JP records are would be very helpful. Children born in Short Creek -- Jefferson Co were MARTIN JOHN MARTIN born February 1811 and PAUL ASHLEY MARTIN born February 1813.

Thank You! Jean




I am looking for the parents of my ancestor David R. Price and his siblings Sarah, James and Louisa all born between 1818 and 1829. James was born in 1826 in Jefferson County, Ohio. Extensive research has been done in all the usual places for names of their parents, but the family has been at a brick wall for years. In a census record, the parents birthplace is given as Ohio. No other information was given about them. Any help would be so very appreciated in solving this mystery.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Marie



I am trying to locate the parents of Frank W. Martin. He married Anna M. Alban of Steubenville in 1893 and they had one child, Frank L. Martin born 20 Feb 1898 in Steubenville. The 1900 and 1910 census records show that Frank W. Martin was born in Indiana and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. The family story is that Frank L. Martin left home in his mid-teens and only returned once at the request of his wife, Urith E. Johnson (or Johnston). She wanted to meet his family, but he wanted to see if things were still the same before he introduced her to his family. Upon his return, he was not going to introduce his wife to his family. The 1910 census record shows they moved to Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio. My grandmother says that Frank L. Martin passed away about 1958 or 1959 and is buried in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in a family plot. I haven't located this record yet. Does anyone have the missing pieces to my puzzle?


Any information is greatly appreciated Tammy




Am researching my ggggrandfather Aaron D. Fisher born 1817 in Ohio (likely Steubenville) Have him and his wife Elizabeth in Steubenville until sometime before 1860 when they move to Minnesota. Believe his parents may be Michael Thomas Fisher and Christina but cannot source yet. He was in VA or WestVA around 1844 when his first child Helen Catherine is born but back in Steubenville in 1850. He was a carpenter and had a flat boat license.


Would love help on this Pamela




Dalrymple/Dalrimple families who emigrated from Washington County, PA to Jefferson County, OH. I have been unable to find the parents or siblings for Lewis Dalrymple/Dalrimple (1794-1843). Any small bit of information would be helpful. Siblings births could be 1790-1810. Lewis married Mary Headley/Headly. They had four children: John, Ira, Elvira, and Pamela. Many family members are buried in New Alexandria.


Would appreciate any help or information. Thank you Leslie




Newell Family - Porter Newell and his wife, Elizabeth were in Jefferson County, OH at the same time as Selina Louisa Newell was born - 1826. I have been unable to make the connections in this family. Porter Newell is shown as one of the witnesses on the marriage license for Selina to John Dalrymple.


Would appreciate any help or information on this. Thank you Leslie




Looking for information on Richard and Mary Newsam/Newsom, of Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio. Richard bought land in Steubenville in the late 1790s when it was still Northwest Territory. He and Mary had children: William, George, John, Rachel, Elizabeth and Alfred. Richard died in 1809 in Steubenville, and will names his wife and children. His plots were in the town of Steubenville and a large number of small debts owing to him were listed in the inventory of his estate, so I infer he was a tradesman or artisan, possibly a blacksmith. Mary remarried to William Driskill, and moved to Indiana with the three youngest children.


Would appreciate any help or information on this. Thank you Eric




Looking for parentage of Samuel WILLIAMS who lived Island Creek, Jefferson, Ohio. He married Mary (aka Polly) MILLIGAN 15 May 1806 in Jefferson Co., Ohio. Children: Deborah 1810, James 1812, John 1817 are all I know of to-date. Samuel died 29 May 1826. Any information welcome, especially his parents or siblings names.


Thank you Lorna




Looking for information on John Stull who married Catherine Ryan/Ryon in 1810. Ashland County Ohio biographical sketch on son Isaac states that they removed from Jefferson County Before coming to Ashland County. John died in 1848 in Ashland County. Another son William died in 1833 in Ashland County. Another son Samuel died in 1848 in Mercer County PA. His will refers to the property he is entitled too from his Dad. Would like to find marriage record of Catherine and John, verify Catherine's maiden name and find out who John's parents were.


Would appreciate any help or information on this. Thank you Sharon




James BERRY b1780 from PA-what county? married Mary STARR b1800. Jeff. Co.Marriage record 1818. In the 1850 Springfield, Jeff. Co. Census they have children: Jane (Walters), John, Thomas, James, William, Rezin, George, Mary Ann (McKay), Elizabeth (Elliott). Children in Springfield, Richmond, Salem, Island Creek Lots of Berry's nearby, some Starrs. No sources connect them as related to James or Mary?? BERRY or STARR help?


Would appreciate any help or information on this. Thank you VC Layne






I'm trying to find the parents and siblings of Robert Hall (b. 1776 m. Drusilla Tilton b. 1792.) They lived in Warren Twp.


Would appreciate any help or information on this. Thank you Tfllickinger












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