Queries Vol. 5

Queries Vol. 7



Freda P. Summar

Still looking for parentage of Isaac WARDEN, b. in Ohio, m. 1830 in Highland Co.. Susannah MILNER, b. in Ohio, d. abt. 1840. Any local history, or background would be most welcome.

Delsa HORN Hildebrandt

I would like to communicate with descendents of George Washington(G.W.)HORN who m. Frances J. GLASSCOCK on Sept. 5, 1833 in Highland county,OH. G.W.and Frances HORN had following children: Roberta C., Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, James F. Randolph, and Ellen. Sarah Jane m. John B. HOGE in 1855. Please E-mail if you would like to share information about this family.

Helen Lonsdale

Seeking information on George NICHOLAS, an original voter in Highland Co Ohio in 1807. George and his wife Rachel had the following children: Susanna (1795-1869, m. Hugh WEST 18 June 1813 Highland Co); Henry (m. Martha SIMS); Rebecca (c.1800-1879, m. James WEST 3 Feb 1817 Highland Co); Joseph (c. 1795-1870, m. Perthena WILLHOIT); Sarah "Sally" (m. Joseph WEST 14 May 1819 Highland Co); George Washington (c. 1804-1877, m. Margaretta BOWMAN); Anthony (m. (1) Amanda and (2) Nancy); William; Elizabeth. George NICHOLAS d. c. 1820. His widow may have married Denis DOWNEY 28 March 1825 Highland Co Ohio.

Terry L. McAfee


Searching for information on the family of Jonathan POWLESS (b. 1818 in Kentucky) and Elizabeth (b. 1825 in Ohio) listed in the 1850 Census, Brush Creek Twp., Highland County, Ohio, page 700. Children mentioned are Mary E. age 12, William H., age 4, Polly A., age 2, and Nancy L. age two months. Is Jonathan related to the Mary POWLIS who is listed in the 1830 Census of New Market Twp., Highland Co., Ohio or to the John POWLESS who resided in Salem Twp. and New Market Twp in the 1838-1841 time frame?

Suzie Worsfold

Looking for information about any COULTER's who settled in Highland Country My great great grandfather John S. COULTER was married in Highland County to Mary Jane EDGINGTON in 1850. Looking to find more information about John S. Coulter and who his parents were and where he was born. Acquired information about Mary Jane Edgington and her roots.

Bob Boepple 

Looking for info on the family of James Clinton INSKEEP (b. 7 Nov 1860, Highland Co.). Son of John Inskeep and Deliliah PITZER. James married Alice Mae SWISSHELM (b. 6 Apr 1863, Adams Co.). Moved to South Charlestom, Clarke County, Ohio. Children Estel (1887/88), Ethel (188/89), Nellie Edith (15 Jan 1892), Arthur (4 Jun 1890), Mary (Unk.), Gladys (1898), Hazel Pearl (6 May 1902) and Alice Louise (23 July 1906).

Charles R. Tolle

HUGHES,DEAR/DARR,TROP: I am interested in any information about John HUGHES the son of John Joseph HUGHES(of Adams/Brown/Highland Co. Oh and Washington Co. Pa) and Catherine DEAR/DARR. The son John HUGHES was born May 11,1799. He maybe the John HUGHES who married Katy TROP Dec. 7, 1815 by George Shinn in Highland Co.

Adena Hostetler

Searching for information on John and Experience (nee' Freeman) and their children. Their daughter, Juliann Fouch, is my great-great grandmother. Juliann married Jacob Leininger on Oct. 5, 1856.
Also seeking any information on Jacob Leininger s/o Jacob and Madolena Leininger. Jacob and Madolena had five sons: Jacob, John, George, Phillip, and Michael. They also had one daughter, Catherine. When the family emmigrated from Alsace, both Michael and Catherine remained in France. John Leininger settled in Clinton Co., OH. Thanks!

Patricia Garrett

Any information BLIZZARD family in Highland Co., early 1800's. Mahetable Blizzard married John Shipton, Highland Co. 1816. A John Blizzard is listed in Highland Co., OH 1850 Fed. Census. Thank you.

Delsa Hildebrandt

Would like to communicate and share information with anyone researching the HORN family. Joseph HORN & Margret ORR HORN lived in Highland County from 1818-1841. They had children: James, Samuel, Joseph, Jonathan, Jane, Mary, Agnes, Margaret & Isabella. They married into the following families: MILLER, WILSON, GIBSON, PATTERSON,VINCENTHELLER, ROBBINS, McCOY, DeVORE. I'm willing to share information that I have.

Danny Fluhart

Seeking descendants of the UHRIG family. Came from Lampertheim, Germany in 1849. Also seeking descendants of John Mingus 1814-1854 and his wife Margaret Henry. She m. 2. John Housman. Children were: Catherine Mingus Uhrig; Henry Mingus; Margaret Mingus Uhrig; and Elizabeth Allen.

Jody Murphy

Seeking any information on Samuel ABER who married Elizabeth MURPHY May 24, 1821 Highland county, Ohio. Thanks!

m bell

who were the parents of mary belle FENNER she married henry miller IGO in highland county ohio 9-10-1885 she died in highland county ohio 1-19-1892 (( according to her death certificate she was born in iowa, circa 1864)) this the only info i have i am tracing the IGO family and very much need this info.

Cheryl Anderson

GREGG. Oliver, a member of 50th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry I have him in Brown County in 1880 census as a 52 year old man married to Bertha. I am interested in his son John who married Edith L. Clabaugh. Any information on the GREGG or CLABAUGH lines would be great and much appreciated. I have lots of later information and quite a bit on the early Clabaughs and will share all! Thanks!!!

Jan Bruton

Greetings! I am interested in any/all information about the HARRIS family in Highland County. In particular, my great grandfather was ELI FREY HARRIS who was married(?) to MELISSA LEWIS. Had a son (1899(?)) by the name of WILLIAM CHARLES HARRIS. Melissa passed when William was 9, and Eli remarried ... to whom is unknown at this time. Also, SAMUEL STILLMAN HARRIS, married to HANNAH SIMKINS of New Jersey.

In search of living relatives and ancestral information. E-mail me! Let's compare notes!!! Thanks in advance.

Barbara Ryan-Baxter

I am looking for information on Mary Jane MCGREW b. 8 Aug 1830 in Highland Co. m. William D. COMBS b. 27 Feb 1827 in Fairfield, Highland Co. Mary Jane was the dau of John Lucas MCGREW b. abt 1806, Ohio & Jane ROBINSON. Jane d. bef 1833 and John Lucas m. Hannah WILSON on 23 Jan 1833 in Clinton Co. They moved to Knox Co., IL where 12 more children were born. William D. was the son of John Milton COMBS and Mary Ann DAVIS m. 1 Sept 1814 in Highland Co. Looking for others to share info with

Barbara Ryan-Baxter

I am looking for info on Michael LOWMAN b. 1791, PA and Catherine DAVIS b. abt 1791 PA or VA. They m. 7 Feb 1811 in Fairfield, Highland Co. and had 10 children born there before moving onto Knox Co., IL. Dau. Rebecca LOWMAN m. Thomas Jefferson ZIMMERMAN 14 June 1832 & they had 5 ch., 3 b. Highland Co. Is anyone else researching these families? Will share info.

Barbara Ryan-Baxter

Looking for info on William W. DARNELL b. 1802 NC m. Priscilla Jane THURMAN b. 1807, VA on 7 July 1825 in Highland Co. One son, Lewis, b. in Highland Co before the family moved onto IN/IL. Will share info.

Larry Lance

I am searching for William Lance b 1801 m. Elizabeth "Polly" removed to Andrew Co MO before 1850 census with sons Isaac, Jesse and daughter Rachel all born in Highland Co.Ohio.

Ken Fox

Researching Harris-Newton=amos Harris born about 1796 in NY. Married Phebe Robbins abt. 1800 Hiram r. Harris born 9 April. 1832 married Easter Veal. they had daughter Phebe a. Harris, married Wm. Newton. They had children Martha, Clara Bell, Minerva, Viola May, Phoebe Alice Phoebe married May 16, 1889. My Mother was born to them Goldie May Newton who later married a Elmer C. Fox. any info would be appreciated.

Pam Jenkins

BREWER, TURNER, HETHERINGTON, HARRIS -- Looking for information on the following: Edward L. Brewer (d. 2 Jul 1868, Highland Co, OH) m. to Catherine Amanda Turner (2nd married name Henderson,) (her parents William Turner and Elizabeth Hetherington, both buried in New Market). Their son, James Edward Brewer b. 16 Feb 1961 married Martha Anne Harris descendant of long-time Highland County family Oliver/Robert/& Charles Edward Harris. Any information on any of these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!

Marilyn Doles

Info on William E. REEVES 1870-1907. Possibly buried at Dunn's Chapel Cemetery, Willettsville, OH. His parents and twin sister, and grandparents are buried there. How can I find if he is also buried there? Important info needed to finish up my tree.

Anne Renshaw

I am looking for info on James MARSH and his wife Margaret L. SUMMER. They were married in Highland Co., OH, 1 May 1817. I do not have the names of either of their parents. This is what I would like to know and any other info on them that there may be. Thanks.

Jeanne Surber

Looking for SURBER ancestors. Jacob Surber, Sr. accompanied by several adult children & their spouses and families settled in Highland County 1800-1810. One of his sons, Jacob, Jr., believed to be my gg grandfather, Andrew Thomas Surber, Sr. (b. 1802 or 1808). Am most anxious to discover MOTHER of Andrew and his two siblings, Elizabeth (later married to P. Gates) and William. Andrew and his wife, Nancy Ann Miller (part Indian) left Ohio in 1830's (?) and were married in Indiana in 1838. Would like to hear from anyone researching this line.

Galena Jane Coriell

Louise Hood MILLER. Trying to establish contact with her or her descendants. She was born Louise HOOD in Sciotoville, OH Sep 1924 to Cecil HOOD and Mabel NICHOLS. She had an older sister Dorothy. Louise is my second cousin. Any information greatly appreciated.

Diana Miller

Researching Andrew Jackson RICE, b Brown Co., Ohio, m Barbara Ann FETTERLING in Highland County, OH on Oct. 8, 1851. Believe his brothers were Joseph N, Charles F and Soloman B RICE. Father's name may be John "Jack" RICE. (Not documented) Andrew's 2nd wife: Sarah Ann Haines, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth HAINES, also born in Ohio. His brothers married RILEY sisters. All families shown in 1860 census in Spencer County, IN. Not sure when they moved there. Would like to share info.

Mickie Parr

Seek any information about especially on parents of Joseph H.W. HUFFMAN b 1805 PA d 22 Sep 1883 Chickasaw Co., IA according the the 1880 census his father born Germany, mother NJ, married abt. 1829 Mary MONTGOMERY b 1807 OH d 3 Sep 1875 Chickasaw Co., IA, three children born Greenfield T., Highland Co. OH:Josephus Bradstan HUFFMAN b 2 Dec 1830; Humphrey M. HUFFMAN b 22 Jul 1832; Henry H. abt 1834. Joseph H.W. purchased land in Greenfield T., Highland Co.,OH 25 Dec 1830 from Isaac SMITH and wife, then 12 May 1834 Joseph and Mary conveyed land in Greenfield T. to Jane BUCK of Fayette Co., OH. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Freda P. Summar

Many of my WEST clan lived in Highland Co. After entering some misinformation (my fault), I'm back to square one. Looking for info on Jeremiah WEST, b. 1837 in Penn. He married Hannah WARDEN, b. 1839 in Highland Co., Ohio. They m. in 1858 in Highland Co. Then migrated to Mo. I desperately need parental info for both.

WEST research.............not going well at all. Need to confirm birth of Jeremiah West, b. Jan. 12, 1837 in Penn. Married May 30, 1858 in Highland Co., Ohio to Hannah Warden of Highland Co. One of my sources says he was the son of John West, and Elizabeth George of Highland Co. Another source denys it. I need help. Thanks, Freda.

Travis LeMaster

Andrew CHEW born circa 1770 Spottsylvania Co., VA died 1827 in Highland Co., OH. He married Ann BARTHOS. Would like to know where he is buried, and any other records of him in Ohio.

Mary Campbell

Looking for information on Isabella Faulkner b. 5-7-1800 Va., d. 8-8-1861 Union Twp., Highland Co.,OH. Buried at Fetterling Cem, Highland Co.,OH. Married John Cashatt 2-19-1815, Gallia Co.,Ohio. Also looking for information on Agnes Faulkner m. Joseph Cashatt 10-9-1817 in Highland Co.,OH. The two girls' parents were Daniel Faulkner and Nancy Dunlap.

Charlotte Smith

Researching Alexander SCROGGS who married 1828 in Highland Co. Lavina ROGERS. Also any Scroggs of Highland or Ross Co.

Virginia L. Basford

Searching for information on Byram Ballard resided 1830 Federal census, Paint Twp., in Highland Co., Oh. Looking for descendants. Any connections, please E-mail me at VBasford@aol.com. Thanks!


Kathleen Morgan

I am looking for the parents and siblings of Eliza Jane CHAMBERLAIN (CHAMBELLIN), who was born about 1812-1815 in Pennsylvania. She married John H. NACE, son of Henry NACE, about 1840. She died between 1 June 1860 and 15 October 1863, when John married his second wife, Rebecca Jane BLAIR. Eliza and John had seven children, all born in Highland Co.: 1) Mary C., b. 1838-1841; 2) Eliza J., b. 1841-1844; 3) George W., b. 27 January 1845; 4) Abraham, b. 1848-1849; 5) John Henry, b. 1851; 6) Priscilla Ann, b. 1853-1854; and 7) William Noble, b. 18 July 1856. I believe her father may be Samuel Chamberlain, who was listed in the 1840 census for Highland Co., Ohio. I would also like to know where in Pennsylvania she was from. Thanks in advance for your help.

Kelly Morreale

Looking for information on my Great-Grandmother her name was Susan TURNER-Jones and Great-Grandfather Ulyssus Grant JONES they were divorced around 1915, they had three children that I know of names,Mary Jones-O'NEIL, Edd Jones,Thomas Truball Jones.Mary had a son named Lloyd O'Neil,any information is appreciated.

Douglas Collins

Am looking for info on a Timothy "A" COLLINS b.1861 at sea d.July 11 1911 m. Ethel Inez WRIGHT Sept 8,1895 Timothy died in Hillsboro. Would also like any info on his parents and siblings. It is known that Timothy and Ethel had seven children one which was named Hyman Paul Collins,Sr. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Emily Irons Rogers


I am looking for information about the IRONS family in Highland Co. OH. early 1800's. Thomas IRONS b. abt 1790 ?DE. m. Nancy McKee 1815. Looking for their children and his and her family. Robert IRONS m. Sarah Brown (b. abt 1832) m. 1848 in Highland Co. OH. Their second son b. 1850 in OH. is Lancelot BROWN IRONS. Is this a clue to her family? I have lots of IRONS information. Trying to tie it all together.

Emily Irons Rogers MMROGERS@aol.com

James A. Dennis

Researching the DENNIS family - known ancestors: Allen Dennis, great-grandfather Harold Dean Dennis, grandfather Roy Dennis, Hugh Dennis, Oren (Ode) Dennis, Carey (Doc) Dennis - great uncles James Dennis, father. Migration path believed to be Pennsylvania to Ohio in late 1890's/early 1900's.

Known residences - Fayette/Ross/Pickaway counties; villages of New Holland, Atlanta, Circleville and Chillicothe.

Rene Retterer

Looking for anyone researching Hezekiah and Dellia LITTLE of Highland County; they had a son William.

Sharon Holt

*Francis Kain, born 1824 died ?, was married to Hannah Nicely(?), born 1831 died ?.
*Thomas Lindsay's wife Sara Gillemore all unknown.
*William Alexander Fite, 1823-1906, Civil War Co F 32nd Ind Inf, wife Rita Alice Watson, 1852-1910. Nothing else known about William Fite. Rita's father was Aaron Watson 1808-1874, her mother _____Glaze. William and Rita are buried at Brown Cemetary on Buford-Bardwell Road.
*Martin Shoemaker 1825-1876, wife Hulda Cockonougher.
*William Henry Carl ?-1876, wife Christina Hedrick, I have nothing else on William or Christina. I will share any information I have.

Greg Bender

WEST; PA,USA>OH,USA; 1800-1902

Nathaniel WEST and his New Jersey-born wife lived in Farmington, Warren Co., PA where they had a daughter. This daughter, Mary Jane WEST was born in Farmington December 28, 1832. As a young girl, she visited Somerset Co, PA. Later in her life, she married Victor TANNEHILL and returned to Somerset Co., PA where she lived with her husband on a farm on a hillside above Drakestown near Confluence in Lower Turkeyfoot Twp. Her husband Victor was the son of Zachariah TANNEHILL of Drakestown and Mary Ann Lanning of New Jersey. Mary Jane WEST and Victor TANNEHILL had four children: William TANNEHILL, born July 1852; Nathaniel TANNEHILL, born November 1853; Melvina TANNEHILL, born 1855; and, Enos W. TANNEHILL, born October 1856. Mary Jane WEST died August 22, 1902, and is buried in Coss (Old Belfast) Cemetery, Belfast, Jackson Twp., Highland Co., OH. William TANNEHILL married Sara Jane ROBERTS (b. AUG 1864) on June 26, 1884 in Highland Co., OH. Nathaniel TANNEHILL married Mary B. OVERSTRAKE (b. APR 1859) on May 13, 1883 in Highland Co., OH. Melvina TANNEHILL married James W. TROUTE on May 13, 1876 in Highland Co., OH. Enos W. TANNEHILL married a woman named Alice who bore him two sons: Harley and Enos. Alice died about 1884 and a year later, married Mary Margaret 'Maggie" McMEEKIN (b. May 1854) on August 5, 1885, in Highland Co., OH. Maggie bore Enos four more children: Anna Mae "Mae" TANNEHILL, born May 1887; Vernon Louis TANNEHILL, born July 25, 1889; Ray TANNEHILL, born April 22, 1891; and, Nancy "Nannie" TANNEHILL, born May 12, 1893. Victor TANNEHILL died May 25, 1916, and is buried next to his wife.

Carol Garafola

MANKER-JENKINS-POWERS: William MANKER b. 1765 m. Rachel JENKINS and Sarah POWERS. They lived in Hillsboro, Highland Co. and had fifteen children. Would like to correspond with anyone researching these lines.

Todd Nace

I am looking for info. on the NACE family that live near Sinking Springs, Ohio. Also any info on BURTON family. Also PUCKETT, CARROLL, KISLING.

Sharon Wood ARNOLD

Elizabeth WORLEY, b. 1805 Highland CO, OH, d. 1864 Monroe CO, IN m. Emsley WOOD, b. 1800 Floyd CO, IN, d. 1844 Monroe CO, IN. Married 1824, Monroe CO, IN. Elizabeth may be sister of Zimri WORLEY, Hiram WORLEY & Eli WORLEY -- all living & married in Monroe CO, IN about same time period. Looking for Elizabeth's parents/siblings/descendants.

Barbara Hogberg

BENNINGTON, Alexander( born ca 1814), married MCQUITTY, Lucinda (born 1816) on May 7, 1840 in Highland Co, Ohio. Lewis W. BENNINGTON was born to union on June 9, 1841 in Highland Co. He married Mary Elizabeth DUNN (born 1846) on October 5, 1865 in Highland Co. Any info on the above families will be most appreciated.

Harold Marsh


It has come to my attention that through my research on my Rhodes line out of Guilford Co., NC., that there is a strong link to the RHOADS / RHOADES / RHODES, etc... families that were up in Montgomery and Highland Counties of Ohio. Also those in Bartholomew Co., IN.

The problem I am having is trying to figure out the following:

My Gr Gr Grandfather, Philip Rhodes, was born in Guilford Co., NC about 1827., I have assumed, through a process of deduction, that he was a son of John RHODES and Elizabeth APPLE who were married in 1823 in Guilford Co., NC. Furthermore I have assumed that John Rhodes was a son of Philip Rhodes, died 1826 in Guilford Co., NC., and Mary.

My Gr Gr Grandfather, Philip Rhodes, married Eliza Jane Apple around 1848 in TN.
In the 1880 Putnam Co., TN Census, Philip is listed as being born in NC and his father in IN. With this in mind, assuming Philip's father was John Rhodes who married Elizabeth Apple, John was born in IN , probably around 1800. Philip and Mary ( John's parents ) evidently moved to NC for some reason. Because that is where John Married Elizabeth Apple in 1823, and that is where my Gr Gr Grandfather Philip Rhodes was born.

This family of Rhodes went back up to Indiana, but I think they went to Ohio first and then to IN because Mary was in Highland Co., OH in 1840. There were a lot of marriages in Montgomery and Highland counties between the RHODES and APPLES. I think John Rhodes stayed in NC

My question is, What would prompt this family to go back and forth to Indiana. Could it be that Philip Rhodes , who is assumed to be my Philip Rhodes grandfather, had family members that remained in Ohio after he left for NC ? Why did Philip Rhodes go to NC from IN ? My gr grandmother, Sarah Frances Rhodes was of German Descent ? Could this family have started ouit in PA and went west to Ohio and IN. What prompted Philip to go from IN to NC.? and then after he dies the family goes back to IN and Ohio.

Does anyone know anything of these families ? Any help at all or comments will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
Harold Marsh

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