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Virginia Myers, Jan 2, 2003 - MYERS

In about 1850, the Myers families began a western trek from Knox County, Ohio. One brother Daniel (born 1817, Washington Co., MD)
moved to Allen County, Ohio. Another brother moved to Williams County. I read in the Lima News (film- ca 1885) where Daniel went
to visit his brother in Bryan, Ohio, who he had not seen in about 35 years. We think that possibly Daniel's father - and his name we are
trying to learn - migrated to Williams County with the brother. We have found a Martin Myers in Williams County , born 1817, who could
be the brother. Also it is possible that the father's name was Peter. There is a Peter Myers buried in Shifflett Cemetery. Can anyone there
help us to determine the brother and father of our Daniel?



Bill McClellan, Jan. 17, 2003 - McCLELLAN, etc.

I do not have any geneology software so no charts but I have recently found this information on the back of family photos and other documents.
William Yates, born at sea about 1800; died 1888 in Williams County, Ohio Married in 1821 to Anna Mary (Brozier/Brazier?) Yates
b. Chambersburg, Pa 14 Nov 1801; d 1 Jan 1892, Bryan, Oh Moved to Bryan, Oh in 1841 with 10 children. Was first merchant in Bryan in 1841.
Gave one arce to the Byran (Yates Addition) in the same block as the McClellan Addition. One of their daughters Margaret, b 9 Oct 1831(?)
married Richard Hazlett McClellan . Richard Hazlett McClellan b. 21 or 22 Oct 1825 (probably in Richland County, Oh; d 7 Feb 1865 and is buried
at Bunker Hill, Worthington Twp, Richland County. They had 3, possibly 4 children ; Thomas Yates McClellan, George Pierce McClellan,
John Howard McClellan, Anna L. McClellan (Kellogg).  Richard H. gave the Town of Bryan one arce for a school in 1855 (McClellan Addition)
( I have information tracking Richard H. back to William McClellan who was born in Scotland and came to America from County Cork Ireland
in about 1790 and entered 60 acres in Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland County, Pa. One of his sons was David McClellan b.10 Aug 1792 Fairfiel Twp.,
Westmoreland County, Pa, d 8 Oct 1862 marrried Rebecca Hazlett, b. 22 Oct 1791 near Hagerstown, Md; d 5 Feb 1867 Worthington Twp,
Richland County, Oh. Rebecca's father, Andrew Hazlett, served in the colonial cavalry during the Revolutionary War and was with Washington
at Valley Forge.)   Anyway, back to the McClellan's George Pierce McClellan, b. 29 Dec 1859, Richland County Oh, d. 30 Mar 1924 Angola, In.
Married Evaline Richards 2 Sep 1883 (no other data) They had 4 sons and a daughter; Vivian, Geo. Pierce, Leland Clare, Frank Stanley,
Truman Stering. Leland Clare McClellan, b. 25 July 1888 Northwest Twp, Williams County, Ohio, d. 16 Oct 1999 Lansing Michigan.
(Note Clare McClellan listed his place of birth as Billingstown and his dob as 25 July 1887 on his US Marine Corps enlistment form . His parents
signed a consent form certifying he was 18 years 11 months on June 19, 1907). Married Freda Louise Turner , b. 8 August 1896, Danby Twp,
Ionia County Mi., d. 31 May 1970 Lansing Mi. Married on 11 Mar 1916, Angola, In.

Earl Dean McClellan, b 22 May 1917 Columbia,Oh. d. 21 Nov 1973, Lansing Mi.

Robert Truman McClellan, b. 27 Jun 1925, Pioneer, Oh., d. 15 July 1979, Lansing Mi.

Doris Doreen McClellan (Blanck) b. 6 Aug 1928, Pioneer, Oh., d. 15 Apr 1987 Lansing Mi.

Earl Dean McClellan married Helen Yauch 1 July 1939, Angola In.



Judy Nelson, Feb. 3, 2003 - PEGG

Pegg, Alva Found in 1850 Williams County Census with a notation that he's (brother's son). Looking for anyone working on Pegg family.



Jerry L Johnston, Feb. 4, 2003 - HYOTT, BAUER/BOWER, etc.

My great-grandparents- Thomas was born about 1832 in Maine and died 7 April, 1883 in Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, Ohio. His parents were Lance ? Hyott and Pauline Sears. They were both born in Maine. Thomas Hyott married Catherine (Bauer) Diemer 22 Feb, 1870 in Defiance, Ohio. Catherine's parents were John Bauer (Bower) and Barbara Shama. They were both born in Germany in 1794. Catherine was married twice before. On 23 Sept, 1858 she married Mathias Diemer and had two sons. In 1866 she married George Neff and had one daughter. By Thomas Hyott they had seven children, including my grandmother Viola Ann Hyott. Viola was born in Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, Ohio on 9 Dec, 1875 and died 15 Dec, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio. In 1904 she married Frederick Johnston. He was born 30 June, 1872 in Rushville, Illinois and died 20 May, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio His parents were Finley Johnston and Catherine Yates. Finley was born in 1834 in Tennessee and died in 1877 in Rushville, Illinois. Catherine was born 30 Oct, 1836 in N.C. and died 27 Aug, 1913 in Rushville, Illinois.




Pat,Feb. 21, 2003 - WEIMAN

Looking for information on a Lilly or Mary WEIMAN born about 1867. 1870 and 1880 census shows her living with the MANWEILER family. I think she was their niece.



Shirley Edillon, Feb. 22, 2003 - WILLETT

I would like to correspond with any descendants of Benjamin WILLETT who were in Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. My ancestor was his brother.



R. Ankney, March 1, 2003 - ANKNEY

Hello I was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio in 1944--my name is Robert Ankney--Are you looking for information on Ankneys?



Karen Ponciano, April 3, 2003 - BRANNAN

I have some old documents that I am hoping to get to someone that would appreciate them for their historical value. I was left these by my grandfather who kept them for the stamps. I have one letter from Gleason & Baxter of Bryan Ohio dated July 24, 1880. The subject of this letter is collection of a note dated Dec. 1878 for $17.04 at 8% interest. At the time of the letter, the balance was $3.74. I also have quite a few letters addressed to F.J. Brannan Esq., some of which are for orders received from him to Sydney School Furniture Co. If you or anyone else would be interested in these, please respond to this e-mail with a number I can reach you at.



Barbara Siders, April 13, 2003 - GREATHOUSE, SIDERS

I'm looking for information on the Phoebe GREATHOUSE/David N. SIDERS family. I have his birth and death dates but can't find information about Phoebe's death date. They resided in the Williams County area.



Diana Jones, April 24, 2003 - BECHTOL

I am looking for information about Samuel, John and William Bechtol who lived in William County, Ohio in the 1890's. Their parents were Nathan and Nancy Griffith Bechtol. Nathan and Nancy Bechtol and some of their other children lived in Coshocton County, Ohio. Please let me know if you have any information to share about these 3 brothers.



Marge Moore, May 23, 2003 - SEVERENCE

I am looking for a marriage the info I have is so sketchy, sorry I only have the married name of one person, Florence Severence b year should be 1884, she married sometime around 1900 to a ??? Severence, I have no maiden name for her.

also sometime after 1920, she married Thomas Gray b 2/14/1881  (used the name Florence Severence) they resided in Cleveland. Hope this is enough information.



Ellie Kilpatrick, May 26, 2003 - KILPATRICK

I am searching for records of the Kilpatrick family who lived in Pulaski twp. in 1850.  One of the boys, Oscar, who was 10 then, wrote later in Civil War Pension records, that he was born in Hartford Ohio. Hartford today is in Licking Co., but could there have been a 'settlement' called Hartford in Williams Co. in 1840?  His brother, Thomas, who was 6 in 1850, said in his memoirs that he was born in Akron Ohio.  Could there have been a crossroads called Akron in Williams Co in 1840. (I know Akron is in Summit Co. but having searched there with no results, I guess I'm "grabbing at straws").



Beverly Wallen Williams, June 7, 2003 - COY

I am looking for the location of Tiffin, which was a location given for a Williams County Magistrates Qualifications.  A James Coy was a J.P. there.



Mary Simon(Walker), June 8, 2003 - SIMON, MELVILLE, CATTEY

I am looking for the nationality of my Simon ancesters from Edgerton, Ohio.   My gr grandfather Victor Simon married Margaret Melville and lived in Edgerton.  They had 10 children Florence, Melville, Maude, Claude,Victor, Oscar, Elsworth,Arthur and Albert.  Victor's father was Theodore Simon ll who married a girl from Shelby Ohio by the name of Mary Anne Cattey.  I would love to know if Theodore (my gr gr grandfather) who married Mary Anne Cattey ,originated from around the Edgerton area also.  It seems as though he would have since his sons Victor, Theodore lll, and Tubal all moved up there with their wives and married in St Mary's church and were buried in St Mary's Cemetery.   I would like to know if Theodore ll 's father lived there too and what his wife's name was



Mona Rood, June 18, 2003 - IRWIN, SCHRADER

I am searching for William Irwin prob. born about 1807 PA and according to early family notes, settled in Williams Co, OH.  I have no further information on him except he was the son of Jacob Irwin and Hannah Schrader of Holmes co, OH.  I would like to find descendants of William Irwin in order to complete an Irwin genealogy for the family.



Norma, June 20, 2003 - MASON

I am seeking help for FBG the Mason family. I have found a John Mason died 8 Jan 1879   and buried in FBG, William's Co., OH  He  is mentioned at dying in Fulton Co., OH.   He was between 12 Oct  and  10 Nov 1799. I would appreciate any help you  may be able to offer.


Ed & Kristen Ewers, June 30, 2003 - EWERS

I am trying to confirm or deny a story related to the surname "EWERS".  I was told the EWERS surname traveled to Montpelier in the early years along with a group from the Pennsylvania area.  Other surnames in the party may have been FIREOVID and HENRY.  I am told the ancestors to these EWERS then moved to the Angola, IN area. One name included Algen (or Elgen) EWERS. I am trying to make the connection between this line of EWERS and my family line that came from the Bucks, Co. PA area and settled in Defiance County.  Any information regarding this line would be appreciated.



Linda Davis, July 11, 2003 - FULTON

Benjamin Leonard Fulton  Born:  February 18, 1818, Lawrence Township, Stark County, OH to William Fulton and Barbara Voris. (1) Married:  Permelia (Pamela Phelps) 1839 in Ashland County, OH.  She died  September 22, 1871 in Lorain or Ashland County, OH.   Children born to Benjamin & Permelia -
  Laura Fulton, born February 28, 1843
  Ruzena Fulton, born October 15, 1846
  Ellen Fulton, born June 26, 1848
  Allie Fulton, born December 1, 1854
  Eber Fulton, born about 1862
  Walter Fulton, born about 1864
  Willis B. Fulton, born October 14, 1865
  Della Fulton, born about 1866
  (2) Married:  Amine Amelia Frisbie Fisher (widow of David Fisher) in 1839 in Williams County, OH.  She was born September 30, 1839 in Troy, Ashland County, OH to Miles Frisbie and Eunice Augur.  She died March 29, 1918.  Benjamin Fulton died December, 1913 in Michigan. He supposedly had ten siblings, but I only know of one sister:
Elizabeth Fulton born about 1834 in Williams County, OH.  Married Eliab David Eggelston, April 27, 1854, Williams County, OH.  He was born September 11, 1828, Geauga County, OH. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.



Dianna Beaudoin, July 22, 2003 - KNUTH, BONTER

I am looking for information on Charles Knuth.  I have an old obit from my great grandmother that states Charles was from Edgerton, Ohio.  He died Sept 9, 1949.  He had 2 children.  A daughter, Mrs. Richard Bonter and a son Hillis.  It also stated he had 2 grandchildren.  I am looking for living relatives that can tell me more information about Charles.  Charles was my great grandmother Christina (Knuth) Knobloch's sister.



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