Queries Vol.2



Jennifer Lyon

Looking for Christian HOUSEMAN (bca 1792/VA) m. Catherine RHOADS 13 Dec 1817/Highland Co. Children: Mary (bca 1826, m Joseph SIMBRO 13 Nov 1845/Highland Co), Phillip (bca 1829), Peter (bca 1832), Rachel (bca 1834, m Charles LOVE 25 Aug 1865/IA), Sophia Elizabeth (b 1836, m Horatio BARR 15 May 1864/IA), Joseph (bca 1836) and William (bca 1840, m Sarah E. FIFECOAT 14 Oct 1869/IA).

William Cordell

James PARKS lived in Sunfish Twp, Pike Co in 1880. Had previously been in Adams, Highland, and Licking Cos. Looking for the death/burial records of his wife Martha (dca 1880) and his son, William (dca 1906). They lived near Arkoe and operated a mill there.

Allen Richmond

Searching for information on (1) Clarissa COTTLE/COTTELL who married
17 Jul 1834/Highland Co Albert SMITH and (2) Elmira S. COTTLE/COTTELL who married 30 Jul 1834/Highland Co Isaac N. MEEDER. I believe these women may have been sisters, but haven't found more info on them to know definitively. Thanks for any help!

Allen Richmond

Searching for information on Silas WHALEY (b1819/Jackson Co), m(1) 07 May 1843/Pike Co OH Margaret (WILSON) WHALEY (her m2; b 1820); m(2) 24 Jan 1872/Greenfield to Nancy BURROWS (b1852). Children: (1-b Jackson Co) Rachel (1844), William (1846) James (1847), George W (1850), Dick (1855); (2-b Highland Co) Garlinda Jane (07 May 1872), Mary (1874), David (1877), Lidey (1879). Am extremely interested in finding Silas's parents and grandchildren, moreso for his parents. [Raging debate between cousins I'd like to get settled! (smile)] Thanks for any help! I have other WHALEY data I'm happy to share.

Sue Steenberg- McDeid

Seeking information on George W. HOLMES and Rebecca J. Britton SMITH who married in Highland Co in Jan 1861. Seeking specifically any connection of why they were in Highland Co. Any family there to which they were related? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Will share.

Jill Judy

Am looking for information and need the parents of Eliza WHITE (death cert says Thomas White and Jane Lamonr/Lamors). Eliza (02 Jan 1836-12 Jun 1915/Pike Co) married 04 Jun 1857/Clermont Co to Charles Jasper RICE (1837-39/OH-06 Aug 1921/Highland Co, son of Charles [ca 1799-01 Dec 1862/Clermont Co] and Melinda HENDERSON (1808-d Clermont Co). Can anyone help with these families? Thank you.

Harold Matson

Is Nathaniel GRAY (lived in Madison Twp, Highland Co) the husband of Catherine Smith? Are they the parents of Nancy, Amos, George, Rebecca, Lemuel, William and Catherine? Is Catherine the daughter of Robert Smith or Presley Smith, also living in Madison Twp, Highland Co? All of the above were listed in the 1820 census.

Jean Cox

I'm looking for information on the ancestors of Susannah WILKINSON who married Andrew BRANSON in Highland Co on 12 Jan 1815.

Bob Duerigen

I am interested in information on Michael SHOEMAKER (14 Mar 1823/Highland Co-04 Jul 1895/Adams Co) m. Ruhama Cokonougher 07 Mar 1848/Adams Co. Need information on Michael's parents and siblings. Could his parents have been Simon and Elizabeth Knisley Shoemaker? If not, could his parents have been John W and Polly Stultz Shoemaker who m. 30 May 1824? It is very likely that Michael's grandparents were Samuel and Julia Ann Weaver Shoemaker. Need to bridge the generation gap. Will gladly exchange information.

Lonnie E. Van Zant

Working on the family of: Zachariah Noble VAN ZANDT (1785/DE-1874/Highland Co, bur Marshall Methodist Cem) m. Letitia CLAYTON (dau of Isaac and Martha Clayton).

Ruth Arleen Estle

Help! Does anyone have information on Elizabeth ARNOLD m. James ESTLE in 1828/Highland Co? Last time either of them were found was in 1840 Census. Does anyone know what happened to them? Did they have children? Did they go east or west? Please if you know contact me! Thanks!

Jacqueline Savage Marshall

Looking for information about James SAVAGE who lived in Union Twp, Highland Co 1830-1850. He died 1850-1860. According to the 1850 census, three of his children were Mary, Ellen and Simpson. Looking at earlier census there were others. Does anyone have any connection to this family?

Bobbi Estle

We are doing the ESTLE family (all lines of descent) genealogy. We would like any info available about the ESTLE line. The line starts with James ESTLE and Deborah (PEARCE) who came to OH from NJ ca 1818 with Deborah's family (Job and Elizabeth PEARCE). Their son (Benjamin) stayed in the area, while Job and Joseph went to IN. Benjamin married 24 Dec 1835 to Hannah PENSYL. Children: James L. P. (m Eliza Jane PEACOCK); William H. (m Eliza Ann MILLER); Sarah E. (m James JENKINS); Cynthia, no info; John Milton, (m Eunice CLARK); Enos Samuel (m Elizabeth Ann HUNNELL, Sophia CHERRY and Alpha LUTT); Louisa, no info; Charles Jackson (m Julia Ann LAFFERTY); Harriet Maria (m Dennis Warren KEARNS); Mary Catherine (m John LAFFERTY); Phoebe (m Jonathan CAMPBELL). Will share any info we have.

Bobbi Estle

Am looking for info on Cornelius Van Asdahl WHITE. Was told that Cornelius was from Ross and/or Highland Co area. Zacharius/Zachariah Taylor White (his son, 25 May 1849/Marshfield IN-d Neodesha KS). Married (when?) in Danville IL to Sarah Margaret LISTER (13 Sep 1851/Danville IL-Sept. 1927/Neodesha, KS, dau of John L. LISTER [aka Jack], who was killed in the battle of Chickamanga GA). They had a daughter Estella Madge Juanita White (03 Apr 1882/Warren Co IL-08 May 1951/Wilson Co KS. Married Otis (Oat) ESTLE 14 Oct 1900. Children: Ezekiel Otis Estle (05 Jul 1922-06 Jul 1922/Wilson Co KS) and Susanna Irene Estle (05 Nov 1923/Wilson Co KS). Need all info available on this line especially on Cornelius. I am doing this for a distant relative (the above Susanna Irene Estle) who does not have internet access. Thanks.

Tom Stevens

Thomas Vernon MURREN (01 Sep 1809/New Castle DE-18 Aug 1887/New Market, Taylor Co IA; bur 19 Aug 1887, Memory Cemetery, New Market, IA) m 04 Dec 1838/Hillsboro to Eliza MERRILL (24 Jan 1820/Lebanon, WarrenCo OH-3 Aug 1896/Braddyville, Page Co IA, dau of Joshua MERRILL and Rhoda CROSSON). Children: William (b 12 Aug 1840), Margaret (b 20 May 1842/OH m. 11 Sep 1860/Pike Co Dawson B. Holton), John Weslye (b 16 Dec 1843/OH, m. 30 Aug 1864/Pike Co Nancy Ann Irwine), Mary Ann (b 21 Aug 1846/OH-Aug 1846). Delia Jane (b 04 Oct 1847/OH), Rhoda Ann (b 20 Jun 1850/OH, m. 13 Aug 1868/PikeCo Benjamin Tong), Charlotte (b 30 Apr 1853/OH, m. 07 Oct 1872Pike Co Samuel S. Kennedy), Joshua (b 27 Jul 1855), Ella Eliza (b 19 Jun 1857/OH), Sedora (Dora) (b 25 Oct 1859/OH, m. 30 Jan 1879/Worth MO John King), Melissa (b 10 Feb 1862), Mary Harriet Elizabeth Jane (b 5 Jul 1864), and _____ (b OH). Any additional info appreciated.

Ruby Simonson McNeill

I would like to hear from others who may descend through the ROGERS/STAFFORD families of Highland County. My Peleg Rogers married Mary Ellen Stafford there in 1806.

Don E.Wright

I am researching Hartness T. VAN WINKLE who m. Sarah KING, and had children: Hannah Jeanette VAN WINKLE (b 23 Oct 1826), Elmira, Ellen Jane, Eliza Ann, Cynthia, John A, and Sarah. Another spouse of Hartness was Maria McMURTY. Children: Minerva, Maria, William and Lydia VAN WINKLE.

James Rogers

My great-grandfather was John Wesley ROGERS (b 1865/Hillsboro - d ca 1940-43), who m. Rosa ROADS (dau. of James Roads and Sarah MEDSKER). John Wesley's parents were: John Roland Rogers (08 Jan 1833-15 Dec 1871) who m. Cynthia A. SELPH (31 Jul 1835-28 Apr 1914). Cynthia SELPH was remarried to Danial Tharp after John Roland's death at age 38. John Wesley was listed under the Tharp residence in the 1880 census. Two of his siblings were: Joseph (04 Oct 1855-01 Dec 1885) and William A (1868-1899). Any connections?

James Rogers

John Wesley ROGERS and Rosa ROADS had 2 children: Ellen Rogers (b ca 1893-4), and James Dwight Rogers (b 1896-7), who is my grandfather and namesake. James Dwight ROGERS m. Charlotte STEPHAN (b 26 Apr 1900) adopted daughter of Julius Stephan and Mary (Wilhemina) JEGGI. Anyone out there have a connection?

James Rogers

Seeking information on Robert ROGERS who m. Nancy, either PHILLIPS or McFARLAND. They had a son, John Roland Rogers (08 Jan 1833-15 Dec 1871) who m. Cynthia A. SELPH (31 Jul 1835-28 Apr 1914). Would like to confirm Nancy's maiden name, and learn all I can about this line. Robert's father may have been Thomas Rogers. All clues helpful. Thanks.

R. L. Franklin

Looking to exchange information with descendants of Samuel CAREY and Rachel DOANE. They were Quakers who moved to Highland Co from Grayson Co. VA by 1817. Also interested in surnames BRADFIELD and BURTON: Rachel BRADFIELD (granddaughter of Sam and Rachel CAREY) was disowned by the Quakers for marriage outside of unity. She m. 1826 to Samuel BURTON.

Bobbi Estle

William LAFFERTY (11 Aug 1824/Adams Co-24 Feb 1904/05) m. 04 Aug 1842/Highland Co to Harriett Mariah HECKATHORN. Children: James (08 Sep 1843-18 Mar 1887), Mary Jane (b 10 Sep 1844), John Alfred (bca 07 Jul 1836-16 Dec 1939; m. Mary Catherine ESTLE), Sarah Elizabeth (b 20 Oct 1848), Charlotte (b 24 Sep 1850), Julia Ann (b 10 Jul 1854-19 Jun 1923; m. Charles Jackson ESTLE). Appreciate any info given on this line. Will share all I have.

Bobbi Estle

Am researching Leonard BENTZEL who came to OH from PA ca 1820. He was married to Nancy HALL. Children: Baltzer m. to Rebecca BLACKER, Sophia m. Nate THURMAN, Hannah m. Benjamin ESTLE (my main line of research. I have a lot of info on their children), Sarah m. Hiran SIKER, Cynthia m. James HAMILTON, Leonard Jr. m. Mary Ann AKER, John Milton m. Martha Melinda WISE. The name was BENTZEL when they came to OH. Sometime after this they started spelling it PENSYL. However Baltzer spelled it BENSYL. If anyone has any info on this line, would appreciate it. Will share all I have.

Bill Gifford

One of my ancestors was Mehatabel Leonard ROSS, who in her later years married a George CARR. He was from Pricetown. She died there July 30, 1886. Would you know anything about either of them?

Barbara Weaver

I'm searching for information on John FIDLER who first appeared in Highland Co. tax records ca. 1820. I'm interested in his birth place and date. Other ancestors in his line include Jeremiah Fidler, Jacob Fidler, Harold Fidler. All were born in Highland County.

Matt Conn

Looking for information on Isaac CONN, d 1869/Highland Co. He was born in PA and lived for a short period of time in VA. Need to know the names of his children. Thanks in advance for the help.

Tamara Mecham

Looking for information on Issac FRENCH. He was listed in the 1830 Census in Highland Co., Union Twp. Thank you.

Darrold Crites

ROBERTS, RUBLE: My ggrandmother's bible lists a marriage between a Louie/louise/louisa E. Roberts and William K. Ruble, at William's home, on Dec 27, 1888. Elder J.W. Ruble was pastor, Alfred Roberts and Frank S. Ruble were witnesses. Louie was born Apr 18, 1866 and William was born Jun 11, 1862. They had a daughter, Bessie Gladys Ruble, born Mar 24, 1891. I have been researching my ROBERTS lineage and am unable to identify this Louie or Alfred, much less any of the RUBLE names. If anyone knows about them please contact me.

Sharon Christoff

Looking for any info, ancestors, siblings and desc. of Frank DAVIS b. in Scioto Co. in 1895 and parents Martin and Elizabeth ? Davis. This is all the info I have. Thank you for any help.....Sharon Christoff

Jennifer Wright

SPICKARD/THOMPSON Searching for info on the family of George Alexander SPICKARD (b. 29 Sep 1823 Highland Co., OH; m. c1845 to Mary Ann THOMPSON; d. 1899 Grundy Co., MO), son of George SPICKARD (b. c1757 Augusta Co., VA; d. c1848 Highland Co., OH). Various surname spellings might include: Specard, Spicard, Speakhard, Spechert, etc. Anyone interested in sharing info, please write!

Betty White

I am doing research for a friend. She is looking for the surname MILLIRON. The family was to have been from Scioto, Pike and a good posibility of Highland Co. William Abraham Milliron married Rebecca Strait on 6-27-1855 in Scioto Co. Oh. George W. Milliron married Margret MANLEY- 12-13-1860. Have 11 children born to this marriage. James Milliron married Mahala MAULT on 8-22-1841. Have other names if someone has anything to share. You can either e-mail me and let me know and then I can give you her snail mail address. Thanks--Betty

Richard & Carol Keister

Interested in informtion about William Wilson DOYLE (1823 - ?) and his ancestors. So far all we know is that his father was William DOYLE (1773 - ?) and his mother was probably Catherine (1803 - ?). He m. Sarah FLING (1835 - 1916) Dec 11, 1856 in Highland Co. She was the dau of Solomon FLING who was (1807 - ?) b. July 20 in Loudon Co., VA. and his wife Mary Ann BEVERIDGE (1813 - 1878). Have no further information about either the FLINGs or the DOYLEs.

Susan Lynch Kruse

BALDWIN, David and 2nd wife Margaret Rees Ellis Baldwin moved to Highland Co. about l809. Seeking info on David's parents and siblings.


I am looking for documentation of the parentage of George H. TURNER, who lived in Highland Co. in the early to mid- 1800's. He married Lucinda McKIBBON in Clinton Co. in the 1830's.

Cathy Hawkins

I've recently learned of a possible connection of my MOON line in Indiana with Moon's of Highland County. Would like to hear from anyone researching the name Moon; I'm happy to trade info. Thanks!

Lynne Baillargeon

Charles ELLIOTT (b 9 Dec 1811 PA) settled in Highland Co. ca 1827-1830, married 12 Aug 1834 to Nancy T. SMITH (b 3 May 1814, Highland Co., OH), daughter of Jeremiah SMITH and Sarah FITZPATRICK, died 8 March 1892, buried in Prospect Cemetery, Washington Twp. Children: Angeline (b 23 May 1835); Henry W. (b 22 Jan 1837, d 25 Sep 1862; md 25 Sept 1862 to Nancy G. McCONNAUGHEY); Rufus O. (b 13 May 1840; d 11 Oct 1924; md 13 Oct 1864 to Hannah A. VANCE); Clarinda Catherine (b 3 May 1842; d 14 Aug 1922; md 12 Oct 1865 to John V. SANDERS). Searching for Charles' parents' names.

mary jo day

I am looking for relatives of Absolom STRANGE, buried in the Strange Cemetary in Highland County. Some of his children/descendents moved to Monroe Township, Grant County, IN during the presidency of Martin Van Buren. They received land grants. Members of this family married members of the Coulter/Nelson, Estep/Baker, Walls, Day, Kennedy, Plummer families from then to present times. If cannot reach by e-mail ---- 611 North Locust St., Marion, IN, 765-664-0832.

Jodie (Miley) Shiver

Any information on the surname MILEY. My father was HARLEY HOMER MILEY. Lived in the GREENFIELD area most of his life.
Mother's name was ORA MATTHEWS not sure of father's name. Please email with any info. Thank you.

Jerry Beddes

Researching William and Susannah LEWELLEN and family William, Eliza Ann, Nancy, Johnson, Sarah, Charles, Andrew Jackson. arrive from VA in 1830's with Susannah's parents Daniel and Sarah Tyler. Eliza Ann married Edward Smalley in 1845, later Samuel Murphey. Nancy married John Murphey. Any information on LEWELLEN or TYLER families would help greatly.

Sharon Wood Arnold

Searching for Henry WORLEY m. Nancy Tansy 25 May 1802 Greene CO, TN, moved to NC 1803 where son Zimri WORLEY was born 23 Aug 1803, then to Highland CO, OH by 1805 where Elizabeth WORLEY born. I have not proven Elizabeth is Henry & Nancy daughter. Other children possibly Hiram & Eli and probably others. Henry died before 1819 when Nancy TANSY WORLEY & step-father of children migrated to Monroe CO, IN. Would like to hear from anyone with information on this family. Thank you.

Shara Tamietti

I am looking for any information on the HYER/HIRE family. Sometime between 1833 and 1837 Job and Angeline Hyer moved from Ross Co., to Highland Co., Ohio. Here my Great-great grandfather was born. His name is William E. Hyer (b. 12-1837). He left in 1856 and moved to Iowa. Anything pertaining to the years in Ohio will be welcome. The above information is all I have. Thank you.

Tracy Myers

Looking for others researching Gov. James JOHNSON b. c1742 d. c1820 in Highland County, Ohio. He married 1)Mildred MOORMAN 2)Penelope ANTHONY. His son James A Johnson b. May 1774 d. April 19, 1845 Highland County, Ohio. He married Mildred Pate. All were Quakers.

Jan Hinshaw

HINSHAW: looking for any and all Hinshaws (or Henshaw/Hanshaw/etc.). In particular, looking for the parents of Elias HINSHAW who married Sarah/Sally WILLIAMS Jul 4 1811 in Highland Co.

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