Posted Queries for April thru May 2000

KELL posted by Ellis E. Kell, Jr on Sunday, April 2, 2000

Any information on KELL genealogy/ancestors would be much appreciated. My gr-gr-grandfather, George W. KELL, was born in Steubenville, Ohio in 1822. He came to Illinois in 1835 with Daniel Edgington, and co-founded the farming town of Edgington. I do know that George W. Kell was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopalian Church, and a respected member of the Orangemen (Loyal Orange Order) here in Illinois. I have yet to make the connection between George W. (and his father - one of many John Kell(s)) with the KELL pioneers (Scots-Irish) who originally settled in North/South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, later moving on to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and beyond. I'm am searching to find where the original link back to Ireland, Scotland, England (or Germany?) exists for our branch of the KELL tree.

FRANCE, JOHNSON posted by Tom Johnson on Monday, April 17, 2000

John W. JOHNSON was born in Jefferson County, Ohio in 1820. Moving from that at an early age on to Wayne Co., Ohio living there to manhood and marrying a Christina FRANCE. in 1846. I am searching fro John's parents names and when died and where buried. Any body with informaton on this line would be greatly appreciated.

HAUGH posted by John J. Haugh on Monday, April 17, 2000

I am a direct descendant of an Irish immigrant family. They landed in Philadelphia on March 17, 1849. According to an obituary, they stayed in Philadelphia area for two years, then went to Wheeling, W. Va, then to "Stebbinsville, Ohio". I assume that newspaper in fact was referring to "Steubensville", which is your county. If my math is correct, they should have filed their petitions to naturalize, declarations of intention and final record of naturalization in your ( Jefferson, carved out of Washington ) County, in 1853-54. We know they went to Minnesota, to homestead, in 1855. The names of each family member, and their birth years ( In County Clare, Ireland ) are: John HAUGH ( 1806 ) Hanora ( 1812 ) Edward (1831 or 32 ) Michael (1846) and Mary (1836 ). I would dearly love to find these documents. Happy to pay for search time, copying, etc.

STARKEY posted by Nancy McKane on Sunday, April 23, 2000

Looking for a Levi STARKEY b. Aug 25-1764 in Burlington Co. Nj d. 1845 in >Jefferson Co. Ohio. Parents Nathan Starkey and Jane unknown. He m. Rebecca >Merrick. Iccupation was Blacksmith.

DAVIDSON, DICKSON posted by Dee Davidson on Sunday, April 23, 2000

I am seeking information on any of the following DAVIDSON and connected spouses known to have been in Jefferson Co. Ohio William DAVIDSON, born April 15, 1750 wife Susannah Ten children DAVIDSON;, Joshua, March 04, 1777 married to Susannah Unknown, James,1772, married to DICKSON, 5/10/1804, Eleanor, Elizabeth DAVIDSON, born 1789, married to Jacob LUKE, 7/10/1804 / 8 Luke children, Sarah, Mary, Joseph, born 1789, died in Steubenville Jefferson Co Ohio, dates unk. Jane, Susannah, Reason.

FRY, VANDIKE, VANDYKE posted by Merl Besson on Sunday, April 23, 2000

VANDYKE,VANDIKE samuel lived in this co. until some time in the 1830's I found his name in the 1830 census index in Steubenville Twp.His wife was Mary FRY and I believe they came from Pa.In the late 1830's he bought land in Hancock Co. I am looking for names of children,where in Pa. he might have come from, parents etc.My information on him is very limited Any one with any ideas?

ANDERSON, DRAKE, UMBOUGH posted by Linda Wall on Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Hugh ANDERSON, born 3 Oct 1793 in Pa. Married Catherine DRAKE on 9 Oct 1817 in Jefferson Co., Ohio. First children, Andrew ANDERSON born in Jefferson Co., Ohio, then they bought land in Carroll Co., Ohio where 11 more children were born. In 1841, the ANDERSON family, DRAKE family, UMBOUGH family, and others moved to Monroeville, Allen Co., Ind. This is where Hugh and Catherine died and are buried in Adams Co., Ind. Children of Hugh and Catherine ANDERSON: Andrew, Rachel, Jacob (my line), Jenny, Jane, Abraham, Mary, David, Robert, and Joseph. All the children are accounted for except Jenny and Jane. Possible Jenny died in Ohio. Jane shows up in 1850 census in Allen Co., Ind. with her parents, then no further info on her. Would like to find someone who might know of this line or someone who might do some research for me in Jeffereson Co., Ohio.

HOUSEHOLDER, HOUSHOLDER, JACOBS posted by Anna D on Wednesday, April 26, 2000

I am researching for a HOUSEHOLDER family. Have info on a Joseph HOUSEHOLDER, b ca 1803 in PA. On his marriage certificate to Louisa JACOBS in Randolph Co (W)VA in 1865, he states that he is the son of Joseph & Sarah HOUSEHOLDER and was born in Allegheny Co PA. I have been unsuccessful in locating these parents. For a short time, specifically between 1874-1877, Joseph and Louisa resided in Ohio as two of their children are listed as being born there. I have noticed that there are numerous HOUSEHOLDER/HOUSHOLDER families in the 1830 and 1840 census, listing these families as residing in Knox and Saline twps. There is a Joseph, so now I am interested if his wife might have been Sarah. I will look at the 1850 census to see if Joseph's wife is Sarah, but in the meantime, does anyone have connections/info regarding the HOUSEHOLDER's?

COLLIER, FLACK, HILL, JOHNSTON, JONES posted by Linda on Sunday, May 14, 2000

JONES Seeking information to the family of John and Susan JONES, both born in MA in 1789 and 1795. Had at least 6 children in OH, at least 4 in Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH: 1. John JONES B: 1817 who married Sarah FLACK 2. William JONES B: 1819 married Sarah COLLIER 3. James JONES B: 1825 4. Elizabeth "Susan" JONES B: 1825 married Richard (Rufus) HILL 5. Ellen JONES B: 1828 6. James JONES B: 1830 married Elizabeth "Eliza" JOHNSTON Would like to share information with another JONES descendant! Please contact me via email.

DANIELS, FULTON, GLASS posted by Ed Kleitches on Sunday, May 14, 2000

I am searching for information on my Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Great Grandfather John DANIELS born in Wales and settled in Irondale,Jefferson County, Ohio.He was a mine official for the Rolling Mill Mine. Grandfather Ulysses DANIELS moved to Johnstown, Pa. also worked in the mines. Great, Grandmother was Ellen GLASS born in Belfast, Ireland. Grandmother was Helen Ella FULTON. Does anyone know of this family?

BERRY, DEWEESE, HARTLEY, KIRBY posted by M. Ferber on Sunday, May 14, 2000

David Berry DEWEESE married rachel KIRBY Aug 1828, Jefferson County. She was dau of thomas KIRBY. Deweese was son of Samuel DEWEESE and Hannah BERRY 2nd wife of David b. Deweese was Hannah HARTLEY. Need to contact desc.

WALKER posted by Ken Parkinson on Sunday, May 14, 2000

I have been desperately searching for an obituary of my great grandfather David WALKER Died at Follansbee in 1933, Lived at 837 Virginia Ave. I attended his funeral and burial at Steubenville. He was a veteran of the Civil war. I recall him telling war stories was employed as a marine engineer on the Ohio River.for many years Age at death =90 years. Assistance in obtaining an obituary from either a Steubenville paper of if there was one from Follansbee . Any help in this direction would be appreciated.

LATIMER, PRICE posted by Hope Sandefur on Sunday, May 14, 2000

LATIMER and PRICE James Latimer m. Catherine Price(daughter of Benjamin Price of the Price homestead near Richmond, Jefferson Co.) I have info. on their children but not to much on them or their parents. Please Help!!!

BENFORD, LADD, TONEY posted by KEANE O. TONEY on Sunday, May 14, 2000

i am searching data on my family. we came from charles city virginia as the slaves of Nathaniel BENFORD. He sold us to A Mr. Ladd of Smithfield. Mr.Ladd settled 9 slave families on Mcintyre Creek in approx. 1829. some of the names were, Christian, Cooper,Benford Or Binford, and Wiliam TONEY. I am trying to locate any records of the slave purchases, probate records on William TONEY or his immediate family. probate records on Mr. LADD. i don't have his first name but he supposedly was from Smithfield. any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

PARLETT posted by Jamie Rensi Davis on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

My Grandfather wrote on his social security application that he was born in >Jefferson County in a town called PARLETT.... .has anyone one ever heard of >this town...I can't find it on any maps anywhere...I'm wondering if it was >a town at all, or if a town was renamed?

BLACKBURN, LEWIS, MCDOWELL, SHELINE posted by Beth Blackburn Elifritz on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

I am searching for information on my great grandfather, Ephraim SHELINE b.11/01/1879 d. 2/1976 in Cadiz, OH. His wife was Mary Matilda (LEWIS) SHELINE b. 1/17/1888 in Butte Montana d. 4/19/1951. Their Children were Leona Marie SHELINE, my grandmother, who married Robert BLACKBURN of Island Creek, Audrey J. SHELINE, who married Strom MCDOWELL, and Ruth SHELINE. I am looking for a clue as to where Ephraim's family came from, any kind of connection, parents, siblings, etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I've been told that the family lived in Smithfield, New Alexandria area of Jefferson County, my grandparents lived in Unionport. Thank You !

KEEVER posted by Debra Grundman Blume on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

KEEVER: My great-grandfather, Joseph Keever, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1817 (either Wells or Warren Twp.). I find a John and a Jacob Keever in 1820 & 1830 Censuses, but don't know which would be my father (I'm leaning toward John). He moved to Morgan Co., Center Twp., Ohio, later but not sure when. A William Keever of Morgan Co., Center Twp., also was born in Jefferson Co. and wondered if he could be a brother or uncle. Can someone help me?

BRICKLES posted by Rita Haynes on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Does anyone have any info on the William or John BRICKLES who are listed in the 1830 Jefferson Co Ohio census? Please email me direct

BELL, FITHEN, FITHIAN, JENNINGS posted by Jill Burns on Monday, May 29, 2000

I am looking for information on the William FITHEN or FITHIAN family. William FITHEN was born in New Jersey. William FITHEN married Nancy BELL on February 1, 1820. Children: John J. FITHEN b. March 1821, Daniel FITHEN abt. 1821, Margaret FITHEN abt. 1822, Catherine FITHEN abt 1827, Mary FITHEN abt. 1827, Wade or Waid FITHEN April 1830, David FITHEN April 4, 1832, William FITHEN June 28, 1833, spouse Mary JENNINGS, Elizabeth FITHEN abt. 1836, Eleanore FITHEN abt. 1838 Robert FITHEN June 15, 1839, Joseph FITHEN April 1841 and Charles FITHEN April 1843. I found the family in the 1820 Census and next 1850 Census. Looking for the parents of Nancy BELL also. I am looking for Land Records, Birth records, ChurchRecords and Marriages of spouses listed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

FITHEN posted by Jill Burns on Monday, May 29, 2000

I have been searching for William FITHEN 1830 and 1840 Census. I did not find him in either one of the Census. While searching the internet I found a Willilam Fiffing in the 1840 Census Wells Township, Jefferson County and on the same page as Daniel Bell who I think was William's father-in-law. Is there anyway that you check the 1840 Census on Page 151 for Wells Township, Jefferson County is living close to Daniel Beel. My William Fithen and William Fiffing are the same person. If you can help and this would also be help to you, I would appreciate it. I still did not find Wm in 1830 Cenus but feel he may have lived close to Daniel in 1830 also. William is in 1820 and 1850 Census. Thanks again.

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