Wayne County's
Pioneer Families



This quilt was made by Esther Strock, one of our members who enjoys quilting. It includes all the pioneers that have been approved for Wayne County Pioneer Families. There is another panel, not shown here, that has families which have been approved since the orginial quilt was made. As soon as a proper case can be found for the quilt, it will hang on the wall in the Genealogy Section of the Wayne County Library. Below is a list of the pioneers and the townships where they were first proved in Wayne County.

The primary objective of the Wayne County Pioneer Families is to honor the earliest pioneers of Wayne County, Ohio and to recognize their descendants. Pioneer ancestors eligible are those that settled in Wayne County, Ohio prior to 1826. An application may be downloaded here.

Pioneers of Wayne County with Townships

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

SurnameGiven NameTownship
AdairPatrick Wooster City
AglerAnna Paint
AkeyRobert Salt Creek
AmstutzJohannes Green
AndersonDavid East Union
AndersonThomas Baughman
ArnoldJoseph Sugar Creek
ArnoldMathias Sugar Creek
ArnoldPhilip Jr. Plain
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BellSamuel Franklin
BillmanJacob Wayne
BonewitzElizabeth Congress
BonewitzMary Stacker Congress
BonewitzSolomon Congress
BrownCeleb Salt Creek
BrownEmanuel East Union
BrownNoah Wayne
BuckmasterElizabeth Salt Creek
ButlerThomas Prairie
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CaldwellHenry Salt Creek
CaldwellJane Salt Creek
CaseAugustus Plain
CaseSamuel Young Plain
ColemanJohn Milton
ConradJacob Baughman
CornellJoseph Perry
CritchfieldJohn Ripley
CritchfieldLorenzo Dow Ripley
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EdwardsSamuel Baughman
EwingWilliam Jr. Canaan
EwingWilliam Sr. Canaan
FeightnerAbraham Green
FirstAmy Sugar Creek
FlickingerSusannah Sugar Creek
FortEstherChippewa
FranceElizabeth Chester
FranksConrad East Union
FranksRobert Edward East Union
FraseJohn Chippewa
FritzMartinMilton
FritzPeter Sr.Chippewa
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Gaddis (Geddes)Abner East Union
GlassJames Canaan
GoudyJames Sugar Creek
GoudyWilliam Sugar Creek
GrantJonathan Prairie
HackettGeorge East Union
HackettJames Salt Creek
HalfhillGeorge Salt Creek
HarshBarbaraCanaan
HaverstockConrad Paint
Hay (Hoy)Jacob Franklin
HofstetterMatthew Milton
HofstetterNicholas Sugar Creek
HoweArchibald Milton
HumbargerAdam Pike & Ripley
IhrigPeter Wayne
JolliffJohn Wayne
JonesBenjamin Wooster
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Keeny (Keeney)Simon Canaan
KelleyCharles East Union
KelleyThomas East Union
KerrJames Wilson Baughman
KerrWilliam Baughman
KintnerJacob Wayne
KirchofferDavid Sugar Creek
KirchofferMaria Sugar Creek
KirkendallArchibald Salt Creek
KirkendallChristopher Salt Creek
LanceChristopher Milton
LanceJames Milton
LaufferHenry Chester
LaufferJohn Chester
LawrenceJacob Salt Creek
LawrenceJohn Paint
LilleyJohn Sugar Creek
LittleJohn Salt Creek
LongHenry F, Sr. Chester
LorahJohn Green
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MartinEdward Prairie
MartinJohn Prairie
McCreadyCatherine Prairie
MellingerBarbara Plain
MellingerBenedict Plain
MillerAndrew East Union
MillerDorthe Franks East Union
MillerJacob Franklin
MillerRebecca East Union
MobleyEzekial Sugar Creek
MobleyJohn Sugar Creek
MooreJohn East Union
MorganHugh Franklin
MorganJames Franklin
MoserAnna Sugar Creek
NaftzgerJacob Canaan
PattersonJames Congress
PfoutsGeorge, Sr. Paint
PfoutsReuben Paint
PinkertonJames Y. Paint
PinkertonRichard Paint
PlankJacob Wayne
PlankJeptha Wayne
PomeroyJohn Ripley
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RiceChristian Mohican
RiceFrederick Wooster
RogersThomas Salt Creek
RossArchard Salt Creek
RossArchibald Salt Creek
RumbaughAlan Chester
SeifriedJacob (Seriff) Franklin
SharpGeorge Jr. East Union
SharpGeorge Sr. East Union
ShreveThomas Clinton
SmithGeorge East Union
SmithJacob Philip East Union
SmithMary M. East Union
SmithPhilip East Union
Snyder (Snider)George Congress
SommersGeorge Canaan
SprowlsJane Kerr Baughman
Starn (Starr)Mathias Green
SteeleArchibald Sugar Creek
StonehillGodfrey Chester
StrattonJoseph Canaan
StrockConrad Plain
StrockGeorge Plain
SwaglerJacob Milton
SwanHenry Sugar Creek
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ThompsonArchibald Chester
ThompsonJohn Salt Creek
ThompsonMoses Wayne
TraceyGeorge Salt Creek
TraceyJames Salt Creek
TrittJoseph Canaan
WeldayAbraham Milton
WeltmerJacob Plain
WiltCatherineMilton
YoderMary Wayne
Zigler (Sigler)Henry Milton