Jefferson County, OH. Queries

Jefferson County, OH

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I will be using this page until I have been able to get comfortable with the CC Helper type of query system. Thanks for your patience. Email Danice with your queries, placing Jefferson County Queries in the subject line.

Surnames: DANIELS
Researcher: Mary Daniels
Date Posted: 9 Jun 2003


Researcher: Gary L. White
Date Posted: 17 May 2003

I am researching the Family of Sample Jackson and Lizzy Singer. Looking for any information also pictures. Looking for the Cemetery where Sample Jackson is buried. He died in Steubenville on Jan.24, 1899 at age 48, cause of death is listed as fractures by train. Any info welcome.

Surnames: GRIMM
Researcher: Jo Ann Lee
Date Posted: 16 May 2003

Where can I find Church records from the time period of 1811-1813 for the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Jefferson County, Ohio

searching the surname of Grimm

Surnames: SNIDER
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 11 May 2003

I am interested in knowing if Roni Snider is buried in or near Stubenville,she died in 1945.Thank you.

Surnames: CRABB
Researcher: Graeme MacDonald
Date Posted: 10 May 2003

I'm researching an early California pioneer who used to own the property on which my family currently resides.

He is Henry Walker Crabb (I've also seen called Hiram Walker Crabb, H. W. Crabb) born in Jefferson County, Ohio, January 1st 1828. He was the eldest son of Henry and Esther Walker Crabb. In 1840 they moved to Adams County, Ohio, until 1853.

If you have any information or leads you can direct me to it would be much obliged.

Thanks for your help,

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 1 September 2003

Looking for information about Robert Gale Martin of Newark, Ohio and Steubenville Ohio who married Mildred Thorn. They had 3 children Robert Gale Martin of Steubenville, Ohio died and buried in Newark, Ohio, Harold Martin, and Mildred Martin-Sloan of Steubenville, Ohio buried in Union cemetery. Robert Gale Martin was married to Loretta Welday and they had one child Gail Evelyn born and a raised in Steubenville, Ohio. Harold Martin married Louella and they had 2 children Mildred Martin and Kenny (Kenneth) Martin born in Steubenville, Ohio. Mary Louise Martin married a Sloan they had one child Mary Evelyn Martin who died when she was 6 yrs old hit by a car while crossing street coming from school.

Researcher: Brenda
Date Posted: 7 August 2003

I am trying to research family that I believe lived in Jefferson Co. I found a record at Family Search of a Elizabeth Maple and Harvey Fickes getting married on September 27, 1855 in Jefferson Co., OH. Do you know if there is any way I can obtain a copy of their marriage certificate? I'm having a hard time finding anything out about them. Thanks for any help.

Researcher: Celia F. Johnson
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2003

I am trying to find the children belonging to David and Flora (Mackey) FULKS. I know they had a Jane, Sarah, John and possibly a Euphemia. I am missing the 5th child. This family was married in Trumbull County, Ohio 1819 then came to Knox Twp, Jefferson Co, Ohio abt 1840-1850 and died in this county. I have not been able to find where they are buried and appreciate any information about this. I think the parents were Jacob and Miss (Snodgrass) Fulk/Volck for David Fulks and John and Euphemia (Kinkaid) Mackey for Flora/Florence (Mackey) FULKS. If anyone recognizes these people, I truly appreciate any added clues or information. Be glad to share what I know.

Surnames: HODGENS
Researcher: Robert Hodgens Campbell
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2003

I am familiar with the Hodgens burials in the Mound Cemetery at Tiltonsville, Jefferson County Cemeteries, page 7, and wonder if the Hodgens Cemetery, page 5 might be a reference to the Hodgens burials in the Mound Cemetery? If there is a separate Hodgens Cemetery I would appreciate learning its location.

The Wm. Camper in the Hodgens lot at the Mound cemetery and the Aunt Kate whose marker isn't mentioned were slaves of the Hodgens family.

Surnames: THOMPSON
Researcher: Kathy
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2003

Date Posted: 23 April 2003

I am researching the father of Thomas Myers Daniels and John T. Daniels. He (so the history book says) came to Hollow Rock area when he was 5 yrs old. His name is Abraham Daniels-wife, Sara Myers,gr.granddaughter of 'Auver 'Michael Myers.His father was John Daniels-wife, Patience. They are interred at the old Sugar Grove Cemetery. He was born about 7-18-1820 and died 6-18-1949.

I have been at a standstill on this for 8 yrs. I believe Abraham's mother and father came from NY or PA.

Thank You

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 19 April 2003

I am looking for birth records of Jesse Dowell, born about 1810 in Jefferson County, Ohio. I have no other information.

Researcher: Larry
Date Posted: 11 April 2003

Looking for informtion on harper or fellows in the sydenham --verona area . fellows married Bush roughly in the 1800 s.

Surnames: SMITH
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 05 April 2003

I am seeking information on Silas and May SMITH and their son Orville who lived in Mingo Junction. Were City Directories printed for Mingo Junction in the time frame of 1960 to l970? If so, I am hoping someone may have access to these directories and could do a lookup for me. I would like to know the latest year this family was listed in a City Directory. (Or if only one directory is available what year it is and if the family is listed in it.) Thanks for your consideration of this request.

Researcher: Linda
Date Posted: 05 April 2003

I am searching for any information on Homer J Vantilburg born 3-3-1854 and died 10-1-1930 and also his wife Margaret Adella (Clark) Vantilburg born 12-22-1861 and died 9-19-1919. I believe his father was Henry Vantilburg born in 1805. They were all from Jefferson County. Margaret Adella Clark lived with the Vantilburgs and had a baby named (Bertie Clark) in 1879. Homer and Margaret had 10 children that I know of. I have there birth and death dates. Would appreciate any information anyone might have. Thanks,

Surnames: PRIEST
Researcher: John H. Beach
Email:No available email at this time
Date Posted: 03 April 2003

Looking for more information on Francis Asbury Priest and his family in Streubenville, OH. and their descendants. He married Lydia Steele on 1817. Children: Harriet Priest Wilson, Lyman Priest, Matthew S. Priest, Francis A. Priest, George H. Priest, Mary Priest, Eliza Priest Conn, William Priest, Charles Wesley Priest and Henry Priest.

Have lot's of data on Francis Asbury Priest's parents and would like to exchange data.

Know Francis' mother died in Thompson, OH. in 1851 and have a huge amount of data on her family line.

Looking for Priest cousin to make contact with.

Surnames: WARREN TWP.
Researcher: Kay King
Date Posted: 03 April 2003

In doing research I find births listed in Warren Twp. in both Harrison Co and Jefferson Co. for children in the same family. I.e., 1800 Warren Twp., Harrison Co, 1804 Warren Twp., Jefferson Co, 1807, Warren Twp., Harrison Co. and so forth. I do not find a Warren Twp. in Harrison Co. Was Warren Twp. part of Harrison Co at one time and then became part of Jefferson Co. or some similar switch of land? Or did someone make an error in listing the births ? If you could refer me to a website and someone who is knowledgeable about these county histories, it would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Marilyn
Date Posted: 01 April 2003

I wonder do you know the name of the owners or the mine at Connorville, ohio, or the name of the mine,Jefferson County this is where my grandfather worked the mines from 1890 to about 1912 or so. Thank you.

Researcher: Sandy
Date Posted: 29 March 2003

my 2x great grandfather owned the Jung bottling company on Railroad St. in Steubenville in the early 1900's -1950's. i was wondering if you have ever come across this business in all your research or can you give me someone to write and ask for info.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 23 March 2003

I am searching any information anyone might have on Homer and Margaret Clark Vantilburg. They lived in Jefferson County. Homer was born on 3-3-1854 and died 10-1-1930. Margaret was born 12-22-1861 and died on 9-19-1919. They were my great grandparents and would like to find more about them. I have birth and death dates on all of there children. I believe they all lived in Jefferson County. I would like to find out who there parents were. If anyone has any information they could share with me I would really appreciate it. Thanks

Surnames: CLAYPOOL
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 23 March 2003

Looking for marriage of Edward Leigh and Nancy Claypool, They are listed in 1880 census, names of Edwards' parents if listed.
Thank you

Researcher: Juanita Lowe
Date Posted: 18 March 2003

I have two ancesters buried in this cemetery and I would like to know who I can get in touch with about them. Thank you.

Researcher: Don Clements
Date Posted: 08 March 2003

I have an ancestor that family notes say worked at a brickyard in or near Dillonvale at some period in the last half of the 1800s. Well, I know for certain that as a teen he and other family members worked at the Thomas Anderson and Sons (Clinton) Fire Brick Co. at Anderson's Landing WV. I also know his dad was still working (was supervisor) for the Clinton company in 1900. So, I wonder if indeed the son was working for another brick company at or near Dillonvale, Ohio or continued on at the WV plant. My question to you is was there a brick company operating in or around Dillonvale, Jefferson Co., Ohio in the last decades of the 1800s? With Thanks,

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 08 March 2003

I want to find descendants of Mrs. Mary Kimbell of Rayland, Ohio who was the daughter of Thomas McGary and Sarah Ann Grim McGary. Mary Grim Kimbell had a brother John Grim of Freeport.

Thomas McGARY b.1839 Cameron, Marshall CO., WV
d. 09JUN1905 Cameron, Marshall, WV. NOTE: Death Cert. lists
Thomas' age as 67 years. That would make him born cir. 1838 or 1839.
Buried St. Martin's Catholic Cemetary, Cameron, Marshall, WV.

Sarah Ann Grim(m) McGARY b. 08MAR1856 in WV
d. 20JAN1921 Washington, Washington CO., PA
Buried Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington, PA

Anyone who knows this GRIM family please write. Several cousins are active in research. Large McGary family to share!

Surnames: RUSSELL
Researcher: Ed Russell
Date Posted: 06 March 2003

I'm searching for information on Rev. John Russell who emigrated to Jefferson County from Ireland with his wife and son Robert in 1799. John operated gristmills in Jefferson, Co., Muskingum Co., Guernsey Co., and Hancock Co., respectively. John and his wife are buried in Hancock Co.

I appreciated your assistance,

Surnames: SMITH
Researcher: Rae
Date Posted: 06 March 2003

Am seeking information on Silas and May Smith and their son, Orville, who lived in Jefferson County in Mingo Junction. I think Orville graduated from high school about 1932 or 1933. I believe Silas worked for a railroad. It is possible that Orville was in the service during WWII. May was still living in 1956 but after that I know nothing about her. Any info about this family will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: BARCUS
Researcher: Brenda
Date Posted: 05 March 2003

I would like to know if certain people are buried in Highland Cemetery. I have other ancestors there and have not had a chance to walk through the whole cemetery.

Who would I contact and is there a listing of who is there? The persons are:
Lillie J Barcus (b in 1885)
husband David Barcus
children: Sylvester A. Barcus

Thank you,

Surnames: HAZARD
Researcher: Sara
Date Posted: 26 February 2003

I'm looking for a marriage of James Hazard to Lovina (Unknown). I need her maiden name. I have already tried Dale Patterson. His records are too early. Their son Henry was born there in 1836. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 23 February 2003

JOHNSTON (Johnson?), Anna Eliza, m. James MCGUIRE 21 Oct 1836 Jefferson Co OH. She was b. c. 1810, possibly in PA. Seeking any information about parents, husband, or children.

Surnames: THOMPSON
Researcher: Richard D. Morgan
Date Posted: 22 February 2003

I am a descendant of Otho (Othonile) THOMPSON. Born in Maryland abt. 1812, married in Jefferson County to Elizabeth Wyant abt. May 03, 1827, then moved to Harrison county. Otho's son John lived in Vinton County Ohio where many descendants remain..

Surnames: BEATTY
Researcher: Donna Van Zandt
Date Posted: 22 February 2003

I am trying to find these two estate settlements in Jefferson co., OH: George Beatty 1815 Jefferson co., OH in Common Pleas Court Journal B pg. 221

David F. Beatty in 1835 in Jefferson co., OH Common Pleas Court Journal H pg. 264

There is no film covering common pleas journals. Does anyone know where these books are and if they have been filmed? Thanks

Surnames: McFARLAND
Researcher: Jane Butts
Date Posted: 22 February 2003

I am looking for any information on John Mc Farland, born c1837, possibly in Steubenville. He was living in Steubenville in the 1860s (I have his 2 year diary, which tells of his travels to Cuba and then back to Steubenville, working as some sort of engineer on steam and coal trains and boats.) He had a brother James and sister Sally. He married Martha Bonney in around c1860 - 65. I believe he must have died between 1867 and 1872, because Martha had remarried a Cowen by 1872 (she bought a plot in Union Cemetery in September of 1872 and signed her name Martha S. Cowan, late Martha S. Mc Farland.)

John Mc Farland and Martha had two children. Their second daughter was Bertha Elizabeth Mc Farland, born in Steubenville on Sept. 29, 1866. Bertha was my great grandmother. Any information on the family of John Mc Farland would be appreciated.

Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 14 February 2003

Here is some information on willliam littrell

was born 8/23/1813 in suffolk va married mary elizabeth gray on 3/17/1856 died on 3/30/1889 in jefferson county ohio

wiiliam littrell was married twice the first to marie jackson on 10/22/1837 in clemont county ohio they had nine children

mary elizabeth had nine children

mary elizabeth was born on 5/5/1837 died 3/17/1853 in indiana burried in jefferson county and was the daughtry of hiram gray from ohio and roxy henry from new york

william littrell parents were george littrell born abt 1778 in montgemry county , va married elizabeth logan 8/2/1803 in montgomery va and she died 10/01/1861 in indiana they had 4 children she was the daughter of william logan and margaret schlor

i am the great grandson of william littrell and mary elizabeth gray

i am interested in how to obtain the death certifcate of william littrell who died in 1889

any help would be appreciated

Researcher: Melody Williamson
Date Posted: 12 February 2003

I am researching the Stockdale family which moved from Washington County PA to in Jefferson County, Ohio. They lived in Jefferson County from 1844 to 1853 then moved to Scott Co., Iowa in the spring of 1853. The family included:
John Stockdale born ~1805 in Northern Ireland - came to US as a child. Wife: Charlotte (Dickson) born ~1812 in PA , Marriage ~1837

1. W. (?) born in PA ~ 1838
2. Margaret born in PA ~ 1840
3. Alexander born in Washington County PA December 12, 1841
4. James born in PA ~ 1842
5. John P. born in Jefferson County OH October 28, 1846
6. Charlotte born in OH ~ 1848
7. Thomas born in OH ~ 1850

I'm trying to find our more information regarding John and his immigration from Ireland, his wife Charlotte Dickson and her family, marriage and birth records, land ownership and any history related to their having been in this area.

Thank you for any help you can give me!

Surnames: RAWSON
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 10 February 2003

I am needing someone to find a death certificate or info from an obit for Mary Delma (Hamilton) Rawson. Born in Wetzel Co. WV abt 1878. Died in Jefferson Co. OH May 4, 1918. Need to know who Mary Delma's parents were. I will do look-ups in Pleasants Co. WV area, or Washington Co. OH area as trade. Thanks

Surnames: CLOSSON
Researcher: Cathie
Date Posted: 04 February 2003

Looking for info on John and Jane(mnu) CLOSSON. Came to Jefferson Co. abt 1818-1820. Had a son Josiah M. born Dec.1820 in Jefferson Co.. Jane and children moved to Ashland Co. 1822-1823 without John. Do not know if John died or what happened. Do not know anything before this. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Researcher: Gary R. Hill
Date Posted: 02 February 2003

Surnames: PALMER/ROWLAND I am looking for any information on a Elizabeth "Betsy" Palmer born in Jefferson County, Ohio sometime around 1831. She married Robert Rowland in Jefferson County, Ohio on 5 November 1846 (age 15) and died in Jackson County, Ohio on 26 July 1900 (age 69). Any info on her parents or siblings is needed. Robert Rowland's parents were Samuel Rowland and Frances Thaney.

Any info on the Rowland family is also needed. Thanks

Surnames: BONKO
Researcher: John Bonko
Date Posted: 31 January 2003

The surname I am trying to find out about is BONKO. My grandmothers name was Mary Banaski(Banacka on her fathers death certificate).Marys father diedOct. 29 1912 in Mingo Junction and is buried in Mt. Calvery Cemetary, Steubenville, Ohio. Her mother died April 4, 1939 in Lorain, Ohio but is also buried In Mt. Calvery Sceetary, Steubenville. Mary married JOHN BONKO my grandfather. I am try to find out anything about the Bonko name first and the Banaski second.

Researcher: Judy
Date Posted: 31 January 2003

Looking for information on the "Shanty Boat People" on the Ohio River near Steubenville, Mingo Junction Ohio. 1800's. My GGrandmother: Josephine Johnson, Mother: Susan Pierce, Father David/James Johnson. Josephine's siblings: Benjamin, Mary poss. others. Could they possibly be in WV census or maybe no census rec. for they were evidently "shady people" as I am told. Thanks.

Surnames: BECKETT
Researcher: William Beckett
Date Posted: 25 January 2003

I'm looking for information on HENRY H. BECKETT. He married ELIZA LATTA in Jefferson County in 1830. He was born in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania in 1803.

Thanks very much,

Surnames: WATT
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 21 January 2003

I am currently doing family history on the Watt family that settled around the Richmond, Ohio area. The woman was Margaret Watt and she came from Ireland around 1802-1808 the dates are not sure items. Some one did a small history in 1934 that is in the library. Mrs Watt came with about 6 children. Her husband is buried in Ireland.

Researcher: Noreen Rose
Date Posted: 21 January 2003

My ggrandparents Patrick McLaughlin, b. around 1836, possibly County Mayo, Ireland, d. about 1901, place unknown, and Catherine Rohane, b. around 1844 in Ireland, d. 1906 in Ohio, came to America around 1868, and settled in Steubenville, Jefferson County. They first went to England around 1865, as a daughter Ella was born there. The had two other daughters, Bridget, b. 1858, and Catherine, b. 1859, in Ireland; also two sons, Thomas, b. 1868 in Ohio, and James, b. 1869, Ohio. Their daughter Catherine, who married Edward Cadegan in 1882 in Steubenville, is my grandmother.

I would like to know where Patrick McLaughlin and Catherine Rohane came from in Ireland. Who were their parents? When and where did they get married? Where did Patrick die? We have no record of his death. I would appreciate any information available.

Surnames: HARPER
Researcher: Karen
Date Posted: 18 January 2003

Thomas Harper married Mary White (incorrectly listed in the marriage records as "Wright") on 9 September 1824. Thomas was the son of William Harper who was a member of the Ohio Militia from Jefferson County in the War of 1812. Thomas was born 1804 probably in Mifflin Co., PA. Mary White was a widow with a 7-year- old son, John Willis White. She was born 1794 in Washington Co. PA. Thomas and Mary moved to Holmes Co. OH shortly after marriage and there their 6 children were born. Mary may have been first married to a son of the John White on the 1820 census for Steubenville. This needs confirming.

Surnames: TORONTO, OH
Researcher: Betty
Date Posted: 18 January 2003

I am interested in Toronto, OH area. I am trying to find information on grade schools that were located on what was called Shady Glen Hill which, I believe, was on a road leading from Knoxville Twp to Empire and Toronto, OH. Also schools located on County Rd 56. Back in 1937 to around 1941 my sisters attended schools in the area of Shady Glen Hill and also Davidson on County Rd 56 near what was the old Coopers Dairy. I would love to know the names of the schools in those areas. Pictures would be a big plus and so appreciated. I live in Alexandria, VA and I am willing to do any looksup in this area for anyone who needs it.

Surnames: McCUNE
Researcher: Vicki
Date Posted: 17 January 2003

Am looking for information on the Joseph and Mary Shannon McCune family and their son Joseph and Nancy Mccormack McCune and family in Jefferson County, Ohio in the early to mid 1800's . I live in Howard County, Missouri and will try lookups there. Also own the 1880 census on CD and will do lookups.

Researcher: Ron Gretz
Date Posted: 02 January 2003

I am trying to locate some census records but can't determine "which" townships that Bradley, or Glen Robbins; would have been in either 1920 or 1930.

I am trying to locate an "Anna Nemeth" who would have been about 18 at the time with 2 younger brothers Louis (16) and Steve (14). Their father had died the previous year (1929) and as I understand it, Anna worked out of the home in the Bradley/Glen Robbins area. My understanding is that these may or may not have been coal mining towns, but I can't find any information on them.

I never have located any burial information on John Nemeth either; and I don't know particularly which cemeteries would have been close to the Yorkville locality where he might have been buried.

Anna is actually living today in Rayland, but she her memory is gone and she has bone cancer so isn't much in the way of genealogical help any more. She is the sister to my grandmother who passed on some 30 years ago and the last link I have to learning any information about the family line. If I can locate the census extracts, I might be able to determine when the parents came to America and get a passenger list.

If you can help me with any information about the actual townships these localities might have resided in, I would greatly appreciate it.

Surnames: GREEN/McLISH
Researcher: Jean E. Butler
Date Posted: 1 January 2003

Looking for information on the following:
Thomas Green d.10 Jan 1854/Wife Adeline McLish d. 18 Feb. 1901.
Children I know of:
James b. July 07 1874 moved to East Palestine Ohio in 1920
Oscar b. @1876
Laura Rose b. 25 Dec. 1877 marr. George Felton,died in E.Liverpool Ohio.
Adeline b. 25 April 1878,twin Thomas T. Died/marr.?
Robert M. "jaggers" b. 1881, d. 1947,E.Palestine Ohio. Twin
Wm.F. "Hogan" b.1881 d.? marr?
Donald b. 183
Margaret 1884-1945 m. Wm.P.Heaton
Bertha L.1945-1949 m. Harry Manley
Verna b. 1892
Alexander b. 6 Feb.. 1892-living in 1931
Delbert b. 1895 and either his wife or his sister Hattie b. 1898.
Thomas was a brother of my gr.grandfather.

Researcher: Wayne Lee
Date Posted: 28 December 2002

I would like to see if anyone knows the parents of:
Isaiah Myers and Hannah Burrier who were married in Jefferson County, OH 19 Sep 1843.
Thank you.

Researcher: Richard S. Friend
Date Posted: 22 December 2002

FRIEND,STEWART. I am looking for any information on Samuel FRIEND, one of the sons of John FRIEND and Catherine or Pennsylvania. Samuel FRIEND was born in Ohio in either 1824/1824 and married Jane STEWART on 12 June 1849. Samuel and Jane (STEWART) FRIEND were my GG Grandparents. Please, if you have any information on my ancestors, please contact me.

Researcher: Sam Garten
Date Posted: 19 December 2002

I'm back trying to find more information on Lloyd "Spud" Hughes form Mingo Junction, Ohio. In the 1920's he made the first menthol cigarettes called Spud..

How can I find out more information about this fellow?? His father owned a restaurant in downtown Mingo Junction in the 1920's.

I'm thinking of putting an ad in a local newspaper in the Mingo Junction area. . Can you suggest a newspaper I can place the ad in??

Researcher: Leota Bethel
Date Posted: 19 December 2002

Swabado, Mary and James names on birth cer. spelled Sabboda trying to find the name of the ship and point of departure. first child born in USA in Phillipi WV Nov. 1905 The family settled in long run Ohio which is near Dillonvale and Mt. Pleasant in Jefferson Co.

Surnames: EDMONDS
Researcher: Bonnie J.
Date Posted: 19 December 2002

I am researching The Edmonds family, in Jefferson Co. Don't have much info. Except that they might have been Seventh day adventist or maybe Baptist. Sorry, I don't have more info.

Surnames: PERDUE
Researcher: The Sarge
Date Posted: 18 December 2002

Since I'm the 3rd GGrandson of both Jonathan PERDUE b. 1771 Chesterfield Co, Va, Died: Oct 5, 1859 Washington Twp, Guernsey Co Ohio who married, June 2, 1807 Jefferson Co, Oh, REBECCA (ENGLE) b. Nov 28, 1793, Chesterfield Co, Va, D: Dec 27, 1864, (both buried in Engle Cemetery, Washington, Twp, Guernsey Co, Ohio) Issue (7) children: Catherine, Elizabeth, Rachel, James, William J., Asa, Mary b. 1815 D. Dec 27, 1864 marr (Apr 3, 1845) CAMBRIDGE, GUERNSEY CO, Oh to John SPENCER b. 1822, D: Feb 17, 1855 - Issue (5) Children: Rebecca Jane, Samuel, Amy, Arabella, Milford Clark, b. 1852, D Apr 6, 1027 marr (Asenith (WHITE) b Sep 1857 D: Aug 28, 1934, Marr Jan 20, 1878, Cambridge Guernsey Co Oh) issue of (8) children. Louella (Ella) B. Dec 1878, D: Jan 28, 1950, marr Jan 12, 1911, Cambridge Guernsey Co, Oh,) Chalmers BRIGGS, b. Aug 1871, D: Aug 24, 1936, issue (3) Children Faye B B. May 29, 1912, D: Mar 19, 1981, (marr Homer Delmas WILSON, (Apr 6, 1936, camb Guernsey Co, Oh) B. Jul 23, 1913, D: Dec 23, 1976, issue (4) Children Son: H Gary D Wilson (Me).
Thank You for Your Time,

Surnames: CASTNER
Researcher: Stephen L. Castner
Date Posted: 18 December 2002

Michael Castner was the eldest brother of my ggggggrandfather, Johannes/John Castner. They were sons of Peter and Magdalena Castner, who migrated abt 1770 from eastern Pennsylvania, across the Alleghenies to the present Greensburg (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County) area, thence abt 1780 to the Monongahela River bottom land at the present site of Donora (Fallowfield/Carroll Township, Washington County).

According to Doyle, Joseph B., The History of Steubenville and Jefferson County Ohio, ch. XXII (Chicago, Ill. 1910): Michael Castner, grandfather of Thomas P. Spencer, Esq., who built a mill at the head of Wills Creek at the beginning of the century, was on the site of Steubenville while it was a wildernessóbefore the place was considered as a town-site. He owned a store on the Monongahela River and one in Kentucky, riding on horseback from one to the other, and going through this region, he frequently stopped on the site of Steubenville. He bought a thousand acres of land in what is now Island Creek Township, and he was one of the pioneer merchants of Steubenville. He built the large brick dwelling near Two Ridge Church, now occupied by Dr. John Kilgore, and his remains are interred in the graveyard nearby.

This probably is not news to you. However, we have no record of the children of Michael Castner and Sarah Heslep or their descendents. The federal census of 1800 listed Michael in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and the 1806 federal census listed him in Jefferson County, Ohio. Even though we have a fairly complete history of the Castners in Washington County, Pennsylvania, we have no record of Michael's store on the Mononghalia River or his store in Kentucky.

In short, I would certainly like to work with members of the Castner family in Jefferson County who have further information about Michael and Sarah and their descendents.

Our goal is to assemble a graphic history of the Castner family, beginning at least with Peter and Magdalena, with images of historic documents, historic photos when available, and current photos of historic Castner lands and buildings. The graphic history will be placed on CDs in .pdf format for distribution to members of the Castner family and interested genealogists and historians. The earliest document we have found is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania land patent to Peter Castner for the Mononghalia River farmland. We are searching for earlier documents. The history of Michael and Sarah Castner would be a valuable addition.

John Castner and his wife, Elizabeth Dull, were parents of Peter Castner, who migrated to Indiana in 1835 (and my ggggrandfather), and were antecedents of the Castners who in 1899 sold the family farmland to the Mellons, who founded the American Wire Works and the town of Donora, Pennsylvania, on the site.

I will appreciate any help you can offer.
Thank you.

Researcher: Virlyn Gazaway
Date Posted: 5 December 2002

GAZAWAY, JOSEPH B., married 7/24/1845 to JANCE C. SPENCE, @ Jefferson Co., OH. He born April 4, 1824, VA. She born March 1824 Jefferson Co., OH. I would like a copy of the marriage certificate and/or any other informatin available. I am trying to find his fathers name and place of birth. Thanks!

Surnames: LANDIS
Researcher: Becky Fisher
Date Posted: 29 November 2002

I am looking for someone who might of known my grandfather,Edward Landis. They lived some where around Toronto,Ohio. He was married to Ella Richards. She lived on Bacon Ridge. I am not sure if he lived there or not. I beleave that he died before she moved there with her son, John. I would like to know if my grandfather had any brothers or sisters. Thank you,

Researcher: Bill Horner
Date Posted: 27 November 2002

I am researching my family's history in eastern Ohio. We have a land grant signed by president Thomas Jefferson and secretary of state James Madison. This paper is dated 1802. It was filed at the lands office in Steubenville. It gives title to land in section 26, township 8, in the second range of the land directed to be sold at Steubenville. The name of the person to whom the land was sold was Reasin Bealle. He was somehow related to my mother's father. His name was George L Swickard--he was born in the 1870's. His family lived in and around Steubenville. My mother cannot remember how her father was related to Mr. Bealle. If you have any information that would be helpful, we would love it.

Surnames: RUDD
Researcher: Lyle G. Denney Jr.
Date Posted: 24 November 2002


Surnames: MARTIN
Researcher: Anne Fitzpatrick
Date Posted: 24 November 2002

I am looking for a relative, William Martin, born 1831 in Virginia, but moved to Ohio. His occupation is listed as a "Steamboat Captain." He supposedly named his son "Phister" after another Steamboat Captain. I've searched on google, but haven't found a "hit." Do you have any suggestions for me? I realize I have very little information....

Surnames: BUNNEY
Researcher: Steven
Date Posted: 23 November 2002

I am looking for information about my father's uncle William John BUNNEY and his family.

William John was born 2nd September 1881 in Ulverston, England and was the eldest of 8 children. In 1884 the family moved to Wales to a mining village called Penrhiwceiber. It was while living there that William met Catherine Jane Marsh who became his wife on 10th October 1900. They had 3 children Daniel Henry b. 4th April 1901. Elsie May b. 17th September 1903 and Doris b. 7th July 1908.

On 7th September 1911 they left the UK aboard the SS. Baltic sailing for the USA and arrived on 15th September 1911. They were travelling with William John's uncle who was also called William. William was believed to be a manager of a coal mine in Piney Fork, Jefferson County which was owned by the Hanna coal company. I do know that William John worked there for a while.

Is there any way I can find out where he lived etc. I also know that by 1930 they were living in South Fayette Pa. Thanks

Surnames: CARROLL
Researcher: Chris
Date Posted: 19 November 2002

Looking for information on Cassius M. Carroll born November 29, 1846 in Steubenville, Ohio. By the time he was 18 he lived in Cincinnati at which time he enlisted in the Union Army. He was a carriage maker by trade. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: OWEN
Researcher: Joan Matindale
Date Posted: 11 November 2002

My GGGrandfather came to Steubenville I believe in 1831 from somewhere in Va. His name was Richardson[Richard] Owen. He married Susanna[Susan] Treadway there in town that same year. He was a tailor by trade and also listed as the Co. jailor. They lived there the balance of there lives and had six children. Christina; William; James;Sarah;and Mary Viola. Mary Viola is my Great Grandmother who married Lewis Misselwitz there in town. She Had Fredrick; Mamie; James and Lula Bell. Mamie married John Harter who had John and Lillian Harter.John married Iris Bowen from Martins Ferry and the had one child me Joan. My question is does anyone know where Richardson Owen came from in Va? Does anyone recognize any of these names? Thank You Very Much

Researcher: Kathy (Gunion) Babish
Date Posted: 31 October 2002

I'm looking for info on the family of Helena Treadway she married Matthew Nicholson. They lived in Steubenville. I believe Helena Treadway came from Wood Co., W.Va. Also looking for James Gunion married Mary White. Was told James was born in Mt. Peasant, Ohio. Also was told Gunion's resided in Jefferson County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will share any information that I have already gotten. Thanks!

Researcher: Donna
Date Posted: 31 October 2002

John Curtis Campbell, s/o Frederick Campbell & Harriet Slee. John was raised by his grandparents John D. Slee & wife Mary of Jefferson Co. Oh. It is said his mother was a opera singer.

John C. Campbell married Emma Minerva Smith, on July 19, 1920 in Brooke County West Virginia. Witnesses to the marriage where Ira Smith (her brother) and Ruth Poole (I have no idea who she is.) Emma M. Smith was born June 1, 1904. They lived in Steubenville Ohio until they moved to California. Emma had a sister named Cora that was married to a George Jarvis.(Correction she married Harry Slee Jarvis, Sr.) She also had a bothers named Ira, and Freddie. John and Emma had four children: John Elvy Campbell,Raymond Ira Campbell, Nellie E. Campbell and Leonard Campbell, all born in Steubenville Ohio.

Harry Slee Jarvis, Sr. b: Abt. 1898 & Cora E. Smith b: 1900. Harry son of John Slee Jarvis b: February 18, 1869 in Steubenville, Jeff Co Ohio d: January 23, 1944 in Steubenville, Jeff Co Ohio & Della Louise Kline b: April 24, 1869 in Eldersville, Wash. Co. PA m: October 1890 in Ohio d: April 17, 1941 in Steubenville, Jeff Co Oh.

If anyone is searching the Jarvis, Campbell, Slee families of Jefferson and surrounding counties would like to hear from you.

Researcher: Cecil Cromwell Jr.
Date Posted: 21 October 2002

I am a descendant of Thomas Walker and Esther/Hesther Barcroft. Who lived in Harrison and Jefferson Counties. Thomas Walker and Esther Barcroft were on the 1850 Census Cadiz Twp. Harrison Co Ohio. til 1870 then onto 1880 Census in Wayne, Jefferson County, Ohio. There they died. Living near their son Alexander Doyle Walker and family. Any info on this line or Thomas Walker and Esther Barcroft's family members and parents would be appreciated. Please help. Thanks for your assistance.

Surnames: BLOUIR
Researcher: Jean E. Butler
Date Posted: 4 October 2002

James Madison Blouir born 1891 died 1927. His family says he owned a cemetery in Irondale.Is this true and is he buried there? His wife was Lavina(Elvina)Hamilton who died in 1925.I she buried beside James? I would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of Lavina's family or about this cemetery.

Surnames: CRUSON
Researcher: XXXX
Date Posted: 4 October 2002

My search is for the CRUSON family. My great great grandfather was born near Warrenton in 1844 . This is from his civil war pension record. He later joined the WV volunteers in Wheeling and after the war married my grandmother there.He lived and died in Tryon Oklahoma in 1914. anything on this family would help. THANKS

Surnames: EMFIELD
Researcher: Eric Emfield
Date Posted: 4 October 2002

My name is Eric Emfield. My wife, Jennifer and I started the Emfield Historical Society back in 1989 and have a web-based family history and genealogy group that shares data on the Emfield and related lines. ( User name: browsing Password: emfield )

We have been researching on several Emfield family ancestors who were some of the early settlers in both Jefferson and Harrison Counties. (John & Elizabeth [Tipton] Emfield settled in the southern portion of Harrison County before 1820.) Several of their sons married in the area (Harrison, Tuscarawas, Coshocton & Jefferson Counties). We have been searching for one particular individual, a HENRY MERLE EMFIELD (Dec 1849 - Jan 1923) who lived in your county (Jefferson) the majority of his life. We have been seeking additional information on him to try and determine who his parents were. We already have obtained his death certificate, but it didn't not reveal this information, since the informant was his second wife and she didn't know.

We don't know if you can help or if you might forward this e-mail to someone in the OGS or some other group that could. What we are seeking is a contact in the area that we might work with to confirm some details, a person who knows what resources we may not have checked or could check a couple of things for us. (Our Emfield Historical Society does the same for researchers in our area, especially since we have access to the Salt Lake Family History Library, only 2 hrs. drive from here in Idaho.)

Specifically, we just found on your web site the "Rehoboth" Cemetery that was listed on his death certificate. (Thank you!!) Is there someone who could send us a photo of his headstone? We'd be glad to pay for the services rendered. Are there sexton records that might list his parents or other burial info that could help?

Please let us know what you can do or who can give us a hand. We have been fascinated by the wonderful history of your area and would like to link Henry with the rest of the family. To help, we've included notes from his file in our genealogical database. We've been building a timeline and only need a few more details to wrap this one up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

To submit queries to this page contact Danice Ryan.

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