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2010 - 2012



Lois Bigbee,  Aug 2010 - Surnames: Shetler, Bigbee, Stine, Gansaullus

Searching for living relatives of Sarah Bigbee, 1850-1950 who married John Wesley Shetler, 1844-1923.
Lived in Williams County. Children: James F; Elva who married Arthur Gansallus; Ora Dell who married Earnest Stine.
I have early photos of the family, also Sarah's obit. Looking for further family information and photographs.
Sarah Bigbee was a sister to my great grandfather Leroy Bigbee.


Christopher Clifford,  Jan, 2011 - Surnames: Hill, Wright, Owen,

I am researching my family history and it has led me to Stryker Village. My maternal grandfather, Nathan Henry Hill
was born there in 1902 on October 20. His father`s name is Henry Fredrick Hill and his mother`s name is Nora Etta Wrght.
Her parents are Thomas Wright and Jane Owen. Both were born in Ohio and died in Michigan. Henry`s parents were
Nathan Robert Hill and his wife Clarissa Jane Hill. Nathan Robert was born in Ohio and Clarissa was born in New York.
I would greatly appreciate any info you may have access to on the Hill or Wright families in Ohio. My info is limited
to what you see above. Thanks.


Mark Eberly,  Feb, 2012 - Surname: Shaul

I am looking for information, obituary, of Rebecca Shaul who died on 18 April 1882. She may be buried in Louden Cemetery.
Her husband, Isaac, preceded her death; died 7 January 1861. Thank you.


Jan and Ken Enright,  April 2012 - Surname: Hinman

William Charles Hinman, (son of undertaker and wife, Richard and Electa (Fidelia Root) Hinman), (or Charles William Hinman as he is sometimes referred) was married in 1875 to Viola D'Arcy Coffee, and in the 1880 census lived on Bryan Road in the incorporated village of West Unity Township of Brady. My query is that we have records to indicate that CW, or Will, was married before. We believe that it might have been as early as between 1850 and 1859. We have no information on his 1st wife. In 1859 he was working in Madison, Indiana, at the shipyard, and was very reluctant to return to West Unity, although he missed his family. This information is from a letter from a family member dated 1859 "William [Charles William Hinman] is now in Madison working at the shipyard. He was up last week and was well, and talking of going home. But I told him I would tell you to look for him when you saw him and so you may. It is very uncertain when William will return home. I think he wants to see you very much but does not wish to return to West Unity." We wonder if maybe he had lost his wife by that time, and did not want to return because of sadness on that front. I am a member of, and have pretty much exhausted information on-line, and hoped that you might have information re an obituary, marriage record, death record, etc., for a Mrs. William Hinman ... taking into account the many variations of his name. His Civil War records aren't much better ... He was in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry, and enlisted 1861 from West Unity. They list him as CW Hinman, Charles Hinman, and William Hinman on different records. Thank you in advance for any information, or effort you might do on our account.


Elsie H. Wilson,  Sept 2012 - Surname: Lee

George William Lee, b. 30 May 1796 in Virginia. He married Sarah Rice 30 Oct 1817 in Stark, Ohio. Sarah Rice born 1796 in Perry, PA, died 09 Oct 1878 in Williams Co. Ohio. She was daughter of Conrad Rice and elizabeth Foose. George William Lee and Sarah Rice Lee lived in Pennsylvania for awhile before coming to Ohio. I can supply their children's data if it would be helpful. We are hoping to find parents for George William Lee. Thanks, Elsie


LaVonne Aldag,  Oct 2012 - Surname: ADAMS- I have a relative, Demas Adams of Franklin Co. Ohio (1792-1857), who bought 9,665 acres of land in Williams Co. in 1837 from the U.S. govt. He also bought 28,000+ acres in Fulton, Henry, Defiance, Putnam & Allen Counties at the same time. I'm sure he always lived in Franklin Co. after 1815. Does anyone know anything about this? LaVonne


Mona Trout,  Nov 2012 - Surnames: BRASHARES, DRAKE, REDMAN, STARNER- Looking for any additonal information (and photos)regarding Dr. Gettis Starner and any of his wives. What I have is as follows. Gettis E Starner born Mar 21 1857 in Crawford County OH, son of Warren and Mary Ann Hawk Starner. Dr Gettis Starner graduated Medical College June 1885. He married another student Mary Drake from Milan Michigan. I have no information on her family or what happenned to her. Their marriage license was issued in Butler County but they were married in Cincinnati (Medical school there). Looking for a divorce or death of Mary. July 1888 he married Lena Redman daughter of William and Susan Echels Redman (marriage license in Williams Co). She died in Feb 1892 at Blakeslee, Williams, OH and is buried in West Buffalo Cemetery. July 1893 he married Jessie Brashares daughter of Jesse and Mary ann Smiley Brashares in July 1893. They had one child - Emerson who was an invalid. He left Blakeslee (perhaps after a fire destroyed his home and office and went to Dunkirk Ohio where he practice until his death in 1909. Thanks.



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