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Biography for Abram Van WYE and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

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Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


Note:  If you download the entire biography of either volume, the book page numbers do not match the PDF page numbers, but the webmaster gives both numbers on each biography.

Weathersfield, Ohio


Abram Van WYE (deceased) was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1797. In 1819, he married Charity LAIRD and had a family of twelve children, as follows: Charles [Van WYE], John [ Van WYE], Lydia [ Van WYE], Mary [ Van WYE], Nancy [ Van WYE], Catharine [ Van WYE], Amanda [ Van WYE], William [ Van WYE], Joseph W. [ Van WYE], Darthula W. [ Van WYE], Almyra S. [ Van WYE] and Sabina H. [ Van WYE], of whom six are living. The the spring of 1834 he emigrated Ohio and Weathersfield township, Trumbull county. His original purchase comprised one hundred and fifty acres of land, but at the time of his death he owned four hundred acres. He was well and favorably known throughout this region. He died May 2, 1854, his wife surviving him about ten years. Charles [ Van WYE], the oldest son, who owns the family homestead, was born March 28, 1820; married Miss Katie DRAPER, and had ten children -- Abram [ Van WYE], Ehibu [ Van WYE], William [ Van WYE], George [ Van WYE], Charles [ Van WYE], Alice May [ Van WYE], John [ Van WYE], Kit [ Van WYE], and two unnamed, dying in infancy. His first wife died in 1873, and he afterwards married Rebecca CALDWELL (her maiden name). No children by this marriage. Joseph W. [ Van WYE], the fourth son, was born on the old homestead in Weathersfield, April 16, 1837. In 1877 he married Alla TROXEL and has had one daughter--Almyra [ Van WYE]. Mrs. Van WYE had been previously married and had one son--Freddie [ Van WYE]. He purchased the farm on which he now lives in 1872. He was in the war of sucession three months a [a] member of company B, Eighty-fourth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Abram Van WYE was born in Weathersfield township, November 19, 1845. He was in the service of his country during the war of the Rebellion, a member of company C, Nineteenth Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, and participated in a number of severe engagements, among them the battles of severe engagements, among them the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, 
Atlanta, etc., but came through without a scar, and returned to peaceful pursuits. Mr. Van WYE returned Sarah LEACH. They have three children, all living--Warren [ Van WYE], Frank [ Van WYE], and Anna [ Van WYE]. William Van WYE, was born upon the homestead farm July 7, 1850. He has always followed farming, and now resides upon a portion of the old homestead. In October, 1873, he married Maria E. BOLIN, by whom he has one child-- Lizzie Bolin Van WYE.

Williams, 242 [PDF 339]

Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

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