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Willoughby Ear Marks 1815-1850

WILLOUGHBY TOWNSHIP RECORDS 1815, MSS #91 Western Reserve Historical Society - A RECORD OF THE EAR MARKS 1815-1850 For cattle, Sheep & Hogs for Ch(a)grin township, Cuyahoga County before 1840; now Lake County, Ohio.

Townships kept records of livestock ear marks, used like branding, so that ownership of animals was clear. Each farmer had his own distinctive mark, which had to be registered. The following list was published in The Report Vol. XIII, 1973 Winter Issue. It was copied Sept. 1972 by Nancy P. Turo, indexed Sept. 1972 by Frances Slack. It is presented here by Cynthia Turk without the index. Use the Find feature on your browser. Several people have multiple mentions.

1815    
Apr. 14 Hezekiah Hall crop off the Left Ear
This mark transferred to Phines Mosher April 21, 1836.
Apr. 14 Joseph Card a fork in the right Ear & crop behind left.
Apr. 16 George Hall crop off the right Ear & fork in the left.
Apr. 16 Christopher Colson crop off the right Ear.
May 2 Jacob Wert crop off the left Ear & split in the right.
This mark transferred to John Presley Apr. 13, 1827.
May 8 Eber M. Waldo swallow fork in each Ear.
Transfer
May 9 John Johnson crop and slit in the right Ear.
Transfer to Sam'l Hathaway
May 9 Elisha Graham swallow fork in the left Ear
This mark transfer to T. Graham
Transfer to A. I. Beman
May 10 Joseph Waldo swallow fork in the right Ear.
This mark is transfer to Justice Fowler, June 6, 1836.
Aug. 1 Nathaniel Glines notch under side of the left Ear.
1816    
May 14 Holly Tanner crop off the right Ear two slits of the same.
May 27 Daniel Smith crop off the right Ear & slit in the left.
Transfer to C. Miller (sp. Willen?)
Sept 9 Wiliam Card swallow fork off the right Ear & half crop before the left.
Sept 14 David Sprague a jole in the right Ear.
Transfer to Jabez Hill, Sept. 10, 1842.
1817    
May 2 Shubel Waldo crop & slit off the left Ear.
Nov 20 Roswell Humphrey takes Shubel Waldo's mark.
Transfer to M. White
1818    
Aug. 6 Simeon Fuller knotch upper side the right Ear.
Aug. 6 Benjamin Manwell knotch upper side the left Ear.
Transfer to S. Chesbrough
Oct. 13 Charles W. Williams crop off the right Ear, Slit in the left.
Oct. 13 Rodney Strong square crop off the right Ear, half do under the left.
Transfer to H. Pelton.
Oct. 19 James Vandoser two slits in the right Ear one in the left.
1819    
Mar. 1 Henry J. Woolsey crop off the left Ear & hole in the same.
Mar. 3 William Hutchinson notch under the left Ear, slit in the right.
Mar. 6 Theron Graham takes Elisha Graham mark, swallow fork left ear.
May 3 Amasa Fuller notch underside the right Ear.
May 4 Jason Wilkins square crop on each Ear.
June 14 Lemuel M. Richards takes Nathaniel Glines mark.
Dec. 28 Richard Call half diamond on the right Ear.
(transfer)
1820    
Feb.15 John H. Guptill [sp] square crop of both ears, split behind the left.
Feb. 16 Thomas Vandoser crop off the right Ear split on the left
Feb. 16 Rufus Sharp each ear with a half penny on the under of each ear.
Transfer to H. A. Sharp
Mar. 8 Joseph Waldo, Sr. takes Eber. M. Waldo Mark   Transfer
Mar. 8 Clark Boss [Ross?sp] crop off each ear, a notch under the right.
Mar. 8 Henry Sewart crop off right half penny under the same
Mar. 8 Jesse Smith crop off the left Ear half penny under the right.
Mar. 8 Solomon Moore crop under side the left Ear, half crop under the right.
Mar. 8 Silas Rice a hole in the left Ear.
Transfer to Willis Banna, May 7, 1831
Mar. 23 William C. Tarbell a notch under side both side Ears.
[William crossed out & Abner written over.]
Apr. 1 Lewis Miller letter M. under side the left Ear.
Apr. 3 Benjamin Woolsey notch underside the right Ear, crop of the same, a hole in the left.
Nov. 4 Samuel Hall ear Mark a half penny upper side the right ear.
Transfer to Zophar Warner.
Nov. 4 William Hall Ear Mark crop off the right Ear and half penny upper side the same.
This mark transferred to Samuel Hall, Apr. 19, 1831.
Nov. 4 Amasa Worallow Ear Mark crop of the left ear and two under the right.
1821    
Mar. 18 William Jones square crop on each ear and a split in the right.
Mar. 20 James Pearse a crop of the left ear two knotches under same.
Apr. 2 Thomas Card a fork in the right ear & half crop behind left.
May 21 Orrin Holmes a swallow fork in the left ear & crop in the right.
1822    
May 2 Peleg Simmons takes John H. Guptell mark
[This entry was crossed of with ERROR written on it.]
June 27 John Hall take Elisha Graham mark, Swallows fork in the left Ear.
1823    
May 6 Peleg Simmons Half diamond on the right Ear.
July 19 E. W. Williams half diamond on the right Ear.
Transfer to Jerry Campbell.
Sept. 12 Cabel C. Hustin a hole in the left Ear and a square notch on the same.
1824    
Jan. 12 James Dalmage two round holes in the right Ear.
Apr. 5 Asa Hall half penny, upper side the right and under side the left.
May 19 George H. Menter two round holes in the left ear.
Nov. 13 Joel A. Gardner Square crop on each ear & slit in the left.
1825    
Apr.15 Joseph S. Merris Half penny upper side the right Ear.
Transfer to L. Warner
May 19 Noah Wirt Squar crop off the left ear & a half penny before the right.
May 20 Harmon Parker One round hole in each ear.
May 21 Levi Hall fork in the right ear & half crop hehind the left.
Dec.28 Thomas Lloyd takes the mark heretofore entered to Christopher Colson, crop off the right ear.
1826    
Apr. 7 Lester Loyd [Lloyd] crop of the rigt ear two slits in the same.
Formerly Holly Tanners mark.
Aug.26 Solomon F.Mapes Ear Mark with half penny on the Upper side of each ear.
Oct. 10 Platt Card Knotch upper side the left Ear.
B.Manwells old mark.
1827    
May 16 Stephen W. Tinkham ahelf [sic] crop from the under side of each ear.
May 19 Abram Wait Swallows fork in each ear & a half penny upper side of the right ear.
May 19 William Wait Swallows fork in each ear & a half penny upper side of the left ear.
1829    
Dec.19 Benjamin Brown half penny upper side the right ear.
formerly Joseph S. Morris ear Mark.
1830    
Apr. 17 Thos. J. Strong Slit in the end of the left ear & a knotch underside the same.
July 3 Henry Davis a slit in the right ear.
July 28 James Campbell a swallow fork in the right ear, crop off the left.
Aug. 21 George B. Vial Takes Caleb C. Hustin marks, a hole in the left ear square crop on the same
Aug. 28 John D. Vial a crop of the right ear and slit on the left, formerly Thomas Vandosen mark.
[Written over the above..] this mark was recorded to Chas. Williams 1827.
1831    
May 7 Willis Banas a hole in the left ear, formerly beloinging to Silas Rice.
Oct. 26 John D. Viall ear mark is a crop off the right ear and a slit in each ear.
Dec. 30 Robert Fuller ear Mark a crop off the right ear and a hole in the same.
1833    
May 14 James Carrel Slit in the right ear half penny under side same & swallows fork in the left ear.
1834    
May 27 E. A. Ward a slit on the left ear and a half penny under the same.
June 23 John Simmons half diamond in the end of the right ear and a notch under the same.
Dec. 20 Robert Atkinsons swallows fork in the end of the left ear & half penny under the right.
1835    
Apr. 21 James Moshrer crop of left ear.
June 6 Justice Fowler Swallows forks in the right ear.
Aug. 20 Susan Pennett Ames Square crop off each ear slit in each ear & happeny under left.
1837    
May 31 Perry K. Campbell half diamond on the left ear.
1839    
Mar.- Sylvester Chesbrough a notch on the upper side of the left ear,
formerly Benj. Manwell.
Trans. to Joel Reeve.
1840    
Apr. 20 Lyman Fenner ear Mark Half Dimond underside right ear slope off the left.
May - Wm. T. Atkinson swallows fork in end of left ear two happenny under the right ear.
June 2 David H.Grey Swallows fork in end of each ear.
June 14 David J. Alvord is a round hole in the right ear.
Trans. to David Olverd, May 11, 1843.
1841    
May 31 Wm. Atkinson half crop off the upper side right ear, half crop off lower side left.
May 12 Parly Dickenson notch underside left ear & upper side of right.
Dec. 24 Otis Harrington half crop off upper side left ear
1847    
Jan. 26 John Fisher is round hole in each ear.
1841    
Oct. 11 Joel Reeve Notch on upper side left
formerly Sylvester Chesbrough mark.
Nov. 22 Hoevy Brown crop of right ear two slits under side left ear.
1842    
Apr. 5 Simon Hall notch from under side each ear.
Apr. 5 John Babcock Swallow tail on right ear.
Sept. 10 Jabez Hill a hole in the right ear.
Oct. 24 Zophar Warner half penny upper side right ear.
1843    
Mar. 30 Isaac Brown swallow fork in the end of each ear.
Apr. 24 Benj. McGlockney [sp?] crop off the right ear & a hole in the left.
Transfer to Harbech & Boynton July 9, 1857.
1844    
May 11 Obed Olverd [Alverd?] round hole in the right ear,
formerly David J. Olverd.
Aug. 15 Nathan Taylor [Taylor?] swallow fork in the left ear.
1846    
Mar. 13 Andrew J. Bemen swallow fork in the left ear.
May 22 Henry Pelton square crop off the right ear & half do under left.
May 27 Joshua Winslow square crop off the left ear swallow fork in the right & a hole in the right.
May 27 Saml Hathaway square crop off the right ear & slit in the same to which was John Johnsons.
May - A. P. Beeman swallow fork in the left ear.
Aug. 31 Milton White a crop & a slit in the left ear on the end.
Oct. 17 William W. Turner slanting crop under side the right ear square crop off the left & notch under the same.
1848    
June 17 John Mosher square crop off left ear & round hole in right.
Nov. 7 Truman E.Bowen slit in the right ear.
1850    
Nov. 9 Roderick Harriss slant off both sides of the right ear nearly to the point.
1852    
June 16 Charles Pelton a square crop of the left ear & both out of the underside of the left.
1853    
June 5 Jacob V. Viall is a round hole in left ear and a round hole in the left of the geese.

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