FERREL, William Lawrence

Submitted by: Bill DeCoursey on 01 November 1997

Source: Written by Bill DeCoursey
Other Surnames: Belmont County families of FERREL, LOCKWOOD, BELL, LAWRENCE, WARNOCK, WATSON CALDWELL, BOGGS, and others.


1700 - Jacob MEAD (1700-1763), son of Joseph and Mary MEAD, was born 1700.

1700 - Anna Barbara, dau. of of Johannes LORENTZ, was bap. 5 Sept 1700; sponsor was Hans Phillip THYLL (Bellheim Cath. Chbk.).

The Family Bible mentions she was born Sept. 1699 and bpt. 3 Sept 1700; godfather being Phillip STEYEL (or STEYSE). She married, 1725, at Somerville, to Jacob BESHERER.

1701 - On the census of Brooklyn, N.Y. for 1701, Anthony COSSAR is listed with wife, 2 children, an apprentice and ten slaves.

1701 - Jacob COUSAAR, son of Antoni COUSSAR and Lysbeth PENTS (sic), was bapt. 16 Oct 1701 in Bushwick (Brooklyn), New York. KINGS COUNTY GENEALOGY COLLECTIONS, v.5-6.

1703 - On 20 March 1703, Anthony COSSART, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth sold their farm in the hamlet known as Cripplebush situated at the intersection of the Cripplebush Road and the Wallabout and Newtown Road, or about Nostrand and Flushing Avenues of today. It was near Bushwick. (One source states their farm was in the vicinity of the present site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.) Brooklyn Deeds, Liber 2, p.190.

Anthony COSSART migrated with his family with other settlers who left Brooklyn in large numbers when the Raritan region was being settled up from 1680 to 1720. He settled in Piscataway, Middlesex County, N.Jersey, recorded as Anthony COZAR.

1704 - Susanna and Anna Margaretha, twin daughters of Johannes LORENTZ, were bapt. 22 April 1704, at Bellheim, Germany. Sponsors were Patrini MAYNE and his wife Susanna and Anna Margaretha WOLFF.

These twins are not found in the Family Bible record.

1707 - "The mark of Antoni CUSSAW for his cattel horses and hoss Is a halfe peny on the under side of the right eare and a nick on the upper side of the same eare opaset against the halfe peny. Entered this 17 day of March 1706/7" at Piscataway, Somerset Co., New Jersey. NEW JERSEY MAGAZINE OF HISTORY; NEW JERSEY GENEALOGY MAGAZINE, v.22,p.13.

1707 - A Jan LAURENSZE, married 29 May 1707 (DRC of NY), to Jannetje CORSSE, dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje CRAY. See Orville Corson's THREE HUNDRED YEARS with the CORSON FAMILIES.

1707 - Johann Jacob, son of Johannes LORENTZ, was baptized, 23 Aug. 1707 at Belheim, Germany. Sponsors were Hans JACOB (single person from Zeikam) and Anna Sybilla KLEIN (singe person from Bellheim). This child is not recorded in the Family Bible.

1708 - Jannetje, born, 16 April 1708, dau. of Anthony COSSART and Elizabeth VALENTINE was bapt. 28 April 1708 DRC of Raritan, N.J. Witnesses were Jan THUENISSEN and Catherine TAMMIZER his wife.

1709 - Johannes LOURENS and his wife, with children Annay Lys, Anna Margiet, Magdalena, and 3 other children were passengers of Capt. BOUWEL's ship in Holland in 1709. John LORENTZ, husbandman and vine dresser, aged 39, with his wife, a son aged 2, and daughters aged 14, 12, 10, 5 and 5, were in the Palatine group arriving in England later that year. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985).

1710 - Alexander, son of Johannes LORENTZ, was baptized, 11 July 1710 at New York. Sponsors were Alexander ROSENQUEST and Elizabetha ESSWEIN (West Camp Lutheran Church Book).

The Family Bible records that Alexander was born, 1708, and baptized, 6 Aug 1710, "on ship Medford," godfather being Alexander ROSINWATER/AUSTIN, the ship's master. Alexander LAWRENCE removed to Rowan County, North Carolina.

1710 - "Johannes LORENTZ made his initial appearance on the Hunter Lists, 4 Aug. 1710, with 5 persons over 10 years of age and 1 person under 10 years. Johannes LOHRENTZ aged 43, Anna Margaretta LOHRENTZ aged 39, Anna Eliz. LOHRENTZ aged 15, Magdalena LOHRENTZ aged 13, Anna Barbara LOHRENTZ aged 11, and Alexander LOHRENTZ aged 1/2, were in New York City in 1710/11." Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985).

1711 - Johs LAURENS and Anne Margite his wife, with Anne Elisabeth their daughter, from Germersheim, joined the New York City Reformed Church, 28 August 1711.

1711 - Johannes COSSART, son of Anthony and Elizabeth (VALENTINE) COSSART, was born 6 Aug 1711 and bapt. 11 Nov 1711.

1712 - Anthony COSSART's name appears on the records of the Dutch Reform Church of Raritan, New Jersey starting in 1712.

1712 - Anthony COSART, Jr., son of Anthony and Elisabeth (VALENTINE) COSSART, was bapt. 16 Aug 1712 at Raritan, New Jersey. Witnesses were Nellie THUENISSEN, wife of Cornelius THUENISSEN. He married first to Wilhelmina HENDRICKSON and migrated to North Carolina in 1753. He married second to Nancy McKENNA.

1713 - Daniel, son of Johannes LORENTZ, was bap 13 Dec 1713, godfather being Daniel SCHOONMAKER or SHOEMAKER. Daniel LORENTZ married Elisabeth DRAKE, daughter of Abraham DRAKE and Deliverance WOODEN. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985).

A Jacob SCHUHMACHER and his wife Johannet, are mentioned at Hirtel, Germany in 1587. Their son was one Godmann SCHUHMACHER, mentioned in documents dated 1590 and 1592, who had a son (Jost) Quirin SCHUHMACHER of Hirtel who married Anna --?--; his son was Hans Joachim SCHUHMACHER of Hirtel who married twice; and a son of this Hans Joachim SCHUHMACHER was Hans Jacob SCHUMACHER who married Marie LORENTZ, daughter of Joh. Sebastian LORENTZ. Daniel SCHUMACHER, son of Hans Jacob and Marie (LORENTZ) SCHUMACHER, came to America in 1710, and was undoubtedly the "Daniel SCHOONMAKER who was sponsor at the baptism of Daniel LAWRENCE, son of Johannes LORENTZ, 13 December 1713. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985), pp.938-939, passim.

1715 - Anthony COSAR was in the New Jersey Militia of Piscataway in 1715, in Colonel Thomas FARMER's Regiment, Fourth Company, Capt. Thomas WETHERLE. Monnette's EARLY SETTLERS of PISCATAWAY and WOODBRIDGE, p.114.

1716 - Johannes (or John), son of Johannes LORENTZ, was bap. 15 Feb 1716, godfather being Johannes PETER (or John PEDELTER). He married Mary PERKINS (1719-1760) and died, 23 April 1781, in Rowan County, North Carolina. His will dated 1781 is found in Rowan County wills, B, 128. Johannes was buried in the Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985).

1716 - Johannes LORENTZ and Anna Margretha with 6 children were "auf dem Rarendantz," ca.1716/17. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985).

1716 - Brian FERRELL of Prince George Co., Virginia, son of Hubbard and Dorothy (DREW) FERRELL in his will, dated 31 July 1716, and recorded 9 Oct. 1716, leaves his plantation "where we now live" and "also my plantation lying on Spring Swamp on the other side of Nottoway River" to his wife Elizabeth for her lifetime, and afterwards to son Hubbert FERRELL.

1717 - "Sergeant Joseph LOCKWOOD departed this life April 14th, 1717, aged 78 years, 8 months and 8 days." Fairfield Records.

1717 - Anthony COSART witnessed the will of Edward DOTY in 1717 at Piscataway, N.Jersey.

1719 - In a low railed enclosure with modern WARNOCK pillar an the next seven stones: "Here lieth the body of William WARNOCK who died 10 August 1719, age 50 years. Also his wife, Jane (PARK), who died 1 January 1764, age 89 years." Whitechurch Graveyard, Ballywalter, Ireland.

The WARNOCKs were most likely originally from the area near Grey Abbey, county Down, Ireland. Grey Abbey is east and a little south of Belfast on the peninsula that separates Strangford Lough from the Irish Channel. The port of Ballywalter is about 4 miles east of there.

1721 - On 1 March 1721, John JOHNSTON and George WILLOCKS of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, leased property to Johanis LOWRANCE of the Co. of Somerset, New Jersey. - New Jersey Historical Society Mss, Folder 4 M 9-16.

1722 - Anthony COSSART (1673-1740) married second at Somerset Co., New Jersey, in 1722, to Judith HENDRICKS of Woodbridge, daughter of Jabez and Hannah (MORE) HENDRICKS and widow of Henry ALWARD of Woodbridge who died in 1718. Anthony and Judith (HENDRICKS) COSSART had children: Elizabeth, David, and William.

1722 - Jacob COSSART married, 1722, to Ann COX, daughter of Phillip COX. Some of their descendants spelled the surname COZAD.

1723 - The will of Joseph MEAD (1660-1724c), dated 8 Nov 1723 and probated 24 Feb 1725, bequeathed his property to his children Jeremiah, Jacob, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Hannah; and appointed his brother, Benjamin, executor. Benjamin MEAD was also chosen guardian of Hannah, daughter of Joseph MEAD, on the probate of his will. Mead, Spencer, HISTORY and GENEALOGY of the MEAD FAMILY (1901), p.183.

1724 - James CALDWELL (1724-1804), son of James (and great-grand-son of John CALDWELL, merchant of Enniskillen), was born, 1724, on his father's estate, "Castle Caldwell" in the county of Fermanagh near Cork, county Tyrone, Ireland. His father was a landed proprietor who had on his estates extensive linen bleacheries. Pittman, Hannah Daviess, AMERICANS OF GENTLE BIRTH (1970), v.1,p.47.

1725 - Thomas MOREHOUSE, Jr. died in 1725. In his will he leaves his wife (Martha, dau. of John HOBBY) and son Lemuel (born 1 Nov 1696) all his estate, and says he has given his children by his first wife (Elizabeth, dau. of Ralph KEELER) their full share. Morehouse, Cornelius Starr, ANCESTRY and DESCENDANTS of GERSHOM MOREHOUSE, Jr. (1894).

1730 - "The BELLs are of Scotch origin. The original spelling was BEALL. Joseph BEALL moved from Scotland to England: His son, John immigrated from England to America in 1730 and settled in New Jersey. He had three sons: One went to Canada; one, Joseph BELL, went to Virginia; and one stayed in New Jersey. Onesimus BELL, our progenitor was born on Long Island, 1738, was captain in the French and Indian War and was a Lieut. with the New Jersey Troops in the Revolutionary War. Onesimus BELL lived in Elizabethtown, now Elizabeth, New Jersey. ---" BOSTON TRANSCRIPT, December 13, 1911, "Genealogical Column" #2321.

1731 - John LOCKWOOD, son of Joseph LOCKWOOD, Jr., married, 8 Feb 1730/31, to Abigail MOREHOUSE, daughter of Gideon and Mary (GRUMMAN) MOREHOUSE. Jacobus, Donald Lines HISTORY and GENEALOGY of the FAMILIES of OLD FAIRFIELD, v.1,pp.380-85,715-16; v.2,pp.587-590,1075; Mather, Frederic G. THE REFUGEES of 1776 from LONG ISLAND to CONNECTICUT (1972 reprint of the 1913 edition), pp.455-56.

1732 - "In 1732 Yost HEIT (Joist HITE) came from York, Penna. bringing with him his three sons-in-law and others, and settled on the Opequon river, five miles south of where Winchester now stands. His homestead was upon the great Indian highway to the upper parts of the Valley, which highway was afterwards widened, macadamized and otherwise improved, and is now the well known Valley Turnpike. Jacob CHRISMAN, one of HITE's sons-in-law, proceeded two miles further south on the same road, and settled at a spring, still known as Chrisman's Spring; George BAUMANN (BOWMAN), another son-in-law, located still further south, on Cedar creek; and the third, Paul FROHMANN (FROMAN), also settled on Cedar creek, several miles west of Bowman." From John Walter Wayland's "The Germans of the Valley," THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE, v.IX, No.4, p.338-352; v.X, pp.33-48.

(Note: The FROMAN and THOMAS families later seem to have been closely associated with one another.)

1732 - Hubbard FERRELL (ca.1700-1749), son of Brian and Elizabeth FERRELL, owned land in Bertie County, N.Carolina in 1732. He was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1748, and died in 1749. The appraisal of his estate lists property in Brunswick and Lunenburg Counties, Virginia, identified as formerly owned by his father, Brian FERRELL. Hubbard FERRELL married Mary --?-- and had five children, including: James FERRELL, born 1732, in Brunswick Co., Va. and died, 1808, in Halifax Co., Virginia, married Mary --?--; Elizabeth FERRELL m. Henry MOSS; Benjamin FERRELL m. 1st Mary BURTON, m. 2nd Sarah COLLIER and m. 3rd Anne DORTCH. Mrs. John Bennett Boddie, ed., HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, v.XXI, pp.167-177.

1732 - "Here lieth --- John WARNOCK who died December 1732, age 61 years, also his wife, Jean ORR, died November 27, 1734, age 60 years, also his daughter, Ann (wife of William DICKSON)." Whitechurch Graveyard, Ballywalter, Ireland.

1733 - Eleanor, dau. of William WARNOCK was baptized 3 Mar 1733 in the Giastry Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

1734 - John BELL witnessed the will of John COLVER, of "Black River", Hunterdon Co. (now Morris Co.), New Jersey in 1734. Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, pp.261.

1734c - Ezekiel BOGGS (1734-1815) was born (possibly in Ireland) about 1734. He may have been a son or grandson of Hugh BOGGS of Londonderry or possibly a son of James BOGGS. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.3,15-26.

Marilyn SCHUELZKY of Fort Wayne, Ind. wrote in 1979:

"My Andrew BOGGS (m. Susannah BOWEN) seems to be a son of James BOGGS, Jr., and his wife Jane SHARP (probably a sister of William SHARP of Pocahontas Co., VA) but I have never found absolute proof. I have corresponded with Valda SLACK who descends from Ezekiel BOGGS through his son, Francis, but so far we haven't found how Ezekiel relates to James BOGGS, Jr. But all seem to go back to New Castle Co., Del., and Chester Co., Penna. I feel that Francis BOGGS of E. Fallowfield Twp., Chester Co., who helped build an early Presbyterian meeting house at Doe Run, Chester Co., was the grandfather of James Jr. James Jr. was probably a nephew of James Boggs, Sr., miller in early Greenbrier, who married Margaret SHARP in Delaware in 1751. I have data, but no proof. --- The name 'Ezekiel' is common in the Greenbrier branch of the BOGGS family, so we feel that your Ezekiel was related somehow to James, Sr., perhaps his brother or nephew. Ezekiel may be a son of Francis of E. Fallowfield. And Valda SLACK is positive that Ezekiel is related to William Boggs of Chester Co., who married Jane STEEN. Some of Ezekiel's sons were groomsmen at weddings of some of William's children." - Info from Marilyn SCHUELSKY of Fort Wayne, IN (1979).

1734 - Anna COZAD, daughter of Jacob and Ann (COX) COSSART, was born, 21 Nov 1734, in New Jersey. She married Onesimus BELL.

1735 - Alexander LORENTZ is mentioned in the Janeway Accts. 1735 - 40/41 as brother of Daniel LORENTZ.

1735c - Daniel LAWRENCE, born 1713, married, c.1735, to Elizabeth DRAKE, daughter of Abraham and Deliverance (WOODEN) DRAKE. They had children: Francis LAWRENCE, d. 1810, m. Hannah Gardner; Benjamin; Sylvanus; Betsey m. Mr. YOUNG; William (1743-1816) m. Mary --?--; and Daniel LAWRENCE, m. 1st Mary JACKSON and m. 2nd Charity MILLS.

1735 - Anthone COSSART/COSART had a charge account at the Janeway Store, near Bridgewater, Somerset Co., from January 1735 to August 1740. He delivered merchandise to Derrick CONINE and Frederick COLEBANK. NEW JERSEY GENEALOGY MAGAZINE, v.33.

1735 - Sarah MEAD, dau. of Jacob MEAD, was born 1735. She married Nathan PARDEE, and she died 6 Mar 1807, in Charlton, Sarotoga Co., New York.

1735 - James BOGGS (1735-1805), probably a son of James BOGGS, was born in 1735. He married Sarah BROWN and had a daughter, Mary BOGGS (1784-1867), who married David RITCHEY of Belmont County, Ohio. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.144.

1735 - A William FERRELL, John BRAMHAM, and Gideon MARR, witnessed a deeds for two tracts of land on the Gerundo River, from Jacob STOVER to John PRUPECKER (or BRUBAKER), 15 December 1735. Orange County, Virginia Deeds, Book 1; John Walter Wayland, THE GERMAN ELEMENT of the SHENANDOAH VALLEY of VIRGINIA (1907 - Reprinted 1978), p.61.

1736 - Jane JOHNSON (1736-1806) was born 7 September 1736, at Dundee, Forfershire, Scotland. She married Ezekiel BOGGS. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.15-26.

1737 - In Greyabbey Graveyard, county Down, Ireland are the following:

"Here lieth the body of William WARNOCK of Balybryan, who died October 9, 1737, age 74 years."

"Here lieth Hugh WARNOCK, Ballybryan"

1738 - Capt. John BOGGS, born, 3 March 1738, at Londonderry, Ireland was son of William and Elizabeth (HUTCHINSON) BOGGS. His father received a grant in 1750 from Lord Fairfax, and settled on Back Creek in Berkely Co., Virginia. John BOGGS married, about 1762, to Jane IRWIN, dau. of James and Jean IRWIN. John and Jane (IRWIN) BOGGS had children: William; James; Lydia BOGGS married Col. Moses SHEPHERD; Martha BOGGS; Elizabeth BOGGS; Major John BOGGS. John BOGGS was commandant at Fort Henry during the attack of 1782. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.3-6,33-34,37.

1738 - Onesimus BELL was born, 12 June 1738, at Long Island, NY. He married Anna COSART and died 1827. D.A.R. PATRIOT INDEX. Daughters of the American Revolution ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA D.A.R. (1976), v.I,p.46; D.A.R. Natl #364896; S.A.R. Natl. #101319 supplemental.

1740 - Anthony COSSART (1673-1740) died in Somerville, Raritan, Somerset Co., N.Jersey.

1741 - Ephraim LOCKWOOD, son of John and Abigail (MOREHOUSE) LOCKWOOD was born 4 Jan 1741, in Fairfield, Conn.

1741 - An Archibald WARNOCK of Greyabbey, Ireland made his will in 1741.

1742 - The Janeway Accounts, in an entry dated March 1742/43, describe John EVELAND, son of Johann David IFFLANDT, as son-in-law to Hannis LOWRANCE and brother-in-law to John LOWRANCE and Jacob WOLF.

1742 - John BELL of Black River, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey was constable of Roxbury Twp. in 1742. Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS of NEW JERSEY, pp.201,261.

1742 - The will of William FERRIL, dated 7 Nov 1742 and proved Jan 1743, in Currituck County, North Carolina names wife, Sarah; sons: Joseph, Caleb, Samuel; daughters: Tamer, Mary and Ann FERRIL. Sister Esbel BURKET. Witnesses: George FEREBEE, Joseph FEREBEE, William FEREBEE. J. Bryan Grimes, ABSTRACT of NORTH CAROLINA WILLS (1910), P.120.

1744 - A copy of SAUER'S AMERICAN BIBLE printed in 1743 contains a record of the LAWRENCE family. The first entry record reads "I, Johannis LAURENZ, bought this Bible for 27 shillings in 1744. I was born in 1661; married Anna Margaretta in 1691..." The record goes on to list the names of his children. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK (1985).

1744 - Alexander, John and Daniel LAWRENCE are noted in the Journals of Andrew Hohnston 1743-1762, now in the New Jersey Historical Society.

1745 - John MOREHOUSE, son of Gideon and Mary (GRUMMAN) MOREHOUSE, married 16 May 1745 to Mary, daughter of Edward JESSUP.

1745 - The will of Johannes LORENTZ, dated Peapack, N.Jersey, 12 July, probated 3 Dec 1745, names six children." Trenton, N.Jersey Lib. I, fol. 16; also Somerset 84 R, or Will Bk. D, p.345.

1747 - A Thomas WARNOCK of Blackabbey (Greyabbey), Ireland made his will in 1747.

1747 - Raphael GOELET of New York City states in his will, dated 23 December 1747, "All the rest of my wearing apparel I leave to my uncle Anthony COESSARD's family living at Raritan, in New Jersey."

1748 - On 20 August 1748 John WARNOCK makes oath in Augusta county, Virginia that he was not in the county on June 10, 1747.

1749 - John WARNOCK, a native of Ireland, was in the Path Valley, near Winchester Virginia in 1749. "He served in the British Army seven years."

1750 - "True Friendship oft appears in the guise of a vagabond or a spendthrift; oft courting discourtesy, ingratitude; squandering its own rich gifts, oft taking blame upon itself to rescue or shield a frailer brother. O Friendship--Rare Jewel!" -- Daniel LAWRENCE -- New Jersey -- 1750.

See Fowler, Jessie and Fowler, Gene Lockwood, VOICES (San Francisco 1933), p.91.

1750 - John WARNOCK was twice charged in Augusta County, Virginia in 1750. Chalkey, RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, v.11,p.415.

1751 - A William WARNOCK of Rureagh (Par. Greyabbey), Ireland made his will in 1751.

1752 - James CALDWELL (1724-1804) married in 1752 to Elizabeth ALEXANDER, born near Cork in 1737. They had 14 Children.

1753 - Gideon MOREHOUSE died 12 May 1753 at Westport, Connecticut.

1753 - John CALDWELL (1753-1842), oldest son of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL, was born 22 January 1753, in Ulster, Ireland. He received his education in Ireland before coming to America, and was an engineer and surveyor by profession.

1754c- Anna COZAD, dau. of Jacob and Anna (COX) COSSART, married first ca.1754, to Mr. KEARNZ, a soldier in the French and Indian War. The last ever heard or seen of him was in the brush on the retreat from the Indians. She married second, 1759, to Onessimus "Simeon" BELL.

1755 - A John FERREL, born 1755, of Amwell Twp, Washington Co., Penna may have married a Hannah MEAD. He had son Edward, born 6 Aug 1800, in Green Co., Penna. This John FERREL may have been a brother to Joseph FERREL. - Information from Diane FISHER of Hay Springs, Nebraska.

(I wonder if this Hannah MEAD was the Hannah that was daughter of Jacob MEAD (1700-1763). If so, she was sister-in-law to Ephraim LOCKWOOD who was g-grandfather of my Emily LOCKWOOD who married William W. FERREL. David LOCKWOOD, son of Ephraim, married, 1792, at Thomas Point, Amwell Twp, Washington Co., Pennsylvania, to Rebecca THOMAS, daughter of Liverton THOMAS. David LOCKWOOD's son, Benjamin LOCKWOOD married Anna BELL of neighboring Strabane Twp., Washington Co., Penna., and their dau., Emily married William W. FERREL.)

1755 - Ezekiel BOGGS married about 1755 to Jane JOHNSON.

1755 - Ann CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 17 May 1755 in Ireland.

1755 - A record dated 25 Nov 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia shows that John WARNOCK has removed out of the county. EARLY WESTERN AUGUSTA PIONEERS, p.232.

1756 - Richard and Margaret KING sold land to Alexander LOWRANCE of Rowan Co., North Carolina, 26 May 1756. - Rowan Co., Deeds, v.3, p.315.

1756 - Mary CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 27 May 1756, in Ireland. She married Moses CHAPLINE. They had a daughter, Mary, born in Pennsylvania, and six sons, Josiah, William, Alexander, James, Moses and Samuel, who married Isabella GRAHAM and had two children Moses and Mary. Pittman, Hannah Daviess, AMERICANS OF GENTLE BIRTH (1970), v.1,p.47; Karen Mauer Green, PIONEER OHIO NEWSPAPERS, p.257.

1758 - Sarah CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 28 Dec 1758 in Ireland.

1759 - James FERRELL was a vestryman in the Episcopal Church, Lunenburg Co., Virginia, 1759-60.

1759 - Onesimus (BELL) married first, 14 June 1759, in New Jersey to Anna (COSART) KEARNZ, born 21 Nov 1734, New Jersey, daughter of Jacob and Anna (COX) COSSART and widow of --?-- KEARNZ. Onesimus BELL married second, late in life, to Eleanor BLACHLEY. Onesimus and Anna (COSART) BELL had children: Joseph married Abbie EATON; Nathaniel married Polly McINTYRE; Simeon m. Mary McLEAN; Lizzie m. Augustus CASE; Sarah m. Abraham DRAKE; Anna married John LAWRENCE; Jacob married Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Aaron m. Polly BLACHLEY; and John married Hannah WILLIAMS. Daughters of the American Revolution ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA D.A.R. (1976), v.I,p.46.

1759 - Ephraim LOCKWOOD of Fairfield Co., Ct., son of John and Abigail (MOREHOUSE) LOCKWOOD, married in Sept 1759 to Elizabeth MEAD, daughter of Jacob MEAD of Greenwich, Connecticut.

1760c- Daniel LAWRENCE (Jr.), son of Daniel LAWRENCE 1st, married as his first wife, Mary JACKSON. She died about 1768 and he married second, 9 July 1769, to Charity MILLS.

Daniel LAWRENCE, Jr. had children (order uncertain): Elizabeth "Betsey" LAWRENCE (1767-1829) married Jacob BELL; John LAWRENCE m. Anna BELL; Abraham LAWRENCE m. Ann DICKSON; Adam LAWRENCE m. --?-- TISDALL; Anna LAWRENCE m. John LODER of Canada; Phebe LAWRENCE m. John LODER; Charity LAWRENCE; Jacob LAWRENCE, b.1774, m.1802, Jennie GUERIN; and perhaps others.

1760c- According to family tradition Onesimus BELL was a Captain in the French and Indian War.

1760 - Frances CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 15 Dec 1760 in Ireland.

1762 - Janet CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 10 Dec 1762 in Ireland.

1762 - David LOCKWOOD, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (MEAD) LOCKWOOD was born 16 March 1762, in Fairfield, Conn., but in early life was taken by his parents to North Salem, Westchester Co., New York.

1762 - The will of Jacob MEAD of Greenwich, Conn., dated 7 Sept 1762, names his daughter Sarah wife of Nathan PARDEE, and daughter, Elizabeth wife of Ephraim LOCKWOOD. Jacobus, Donald Lines, THE PARDEE GENEALOGY (1927), p.125.

1764 - Lovely CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 6 April 1764 in Ireland.

1764 - Margaret CALDWELL, dau. of William and Margaret (McCUNE) CALDWELL, was born 20 Nov. 1764. She married Francis BOGGS, son of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.15-26.

(Family of William CALDWELL, b. 1726, m. Margaret McCUNE; settled first in Cumberland Valley, moved to Western Penn. at beginning of Revolution. - Egle, William Henry, NOTES AND QUERIES (1893), 4th Ser., v.1,p.4.)

1764 - In 1764 Nathan and Sarah PARDEE of Salem, Westchester Co., New York conveyed to Ephraim LOCKWOOD of Greenwich, land in the East Society of Greenwich, east of the Miamus River, which was set to Sarah PARDEE in the distribution of the estate of Jacob MEAD, mention being made in the deed of "our sister Hannah Mead" and of "Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim LOCKWOOD", who was another heir of the estate of Jacob MEAD. Jacobus, Donald Lines, THE PARDEE GENEALOGY (1927), p.125.

1765 - Elizabeth CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 15 Aug 1765 in Ireland. She married, 1781, to Robert WILLIAMSON.

1765c- A Timothy LOCKWOOD, born 26 Oct. 1735, married, ca.1765, to an Abigail MEAD. They had a son, Ebenezer LOCKWOOD, who married Betsey SEYMOUR and had a son Philo D. LOCKWOOD. Timothy LOCKWOOD was a Lieut. in the 5th Conn. Line. Floyd G. Hoenstine, THE 1955 YEAR BOOK of the PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1956), p.444.

1766 - Lydia BOGGS, daughter of Capt. John and Jane (IRWIN) BOGGS, was born 26 Feb. 1766, at Frederick Co., Va., died, 26 Sept. 1867, Wheeling; married 1st about 1784, to Colonel Moses SHEPHERD, and m. 2nd, 1833, to General Daniel CRUGER. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.3-6,33-34,37.

1766 - Alexander BOGGS (1766-1820), son of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS, was born 14 Oct 1766, died 17 Jan 1820. He married, 13 Nov 1792, to Hannah MARTIN and was the father of eleven children. He was a judge in Belmont County, Ohio.

1767 - Elizabeth "Betsey" LAWRENCE, daughter of Daniel and Mary (JACKSON) LAWRENCE, was born 31 Mar 1767, at Morristown, New Jersey. She married Jacob BELL and died, 13 Jan 1829, in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Her brother, John LAWRENCE, married Anna BELL, sister of Jacob BELL. - Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, pp.439-442.

1767 - Jane CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 13 Sept. 1767 in Ireland. She died young.

1767 - John WARNOCK, son of John, (John William?) WARNOCK, was born 1767, near Winchester Virginia. His father was said to be a native of Ireland who served 7 years in the British army -- possibly during the French and Indian War. John WARNOCK married Isabella GILKINSON (1774-1849) in 1796, and moved 1804 to Belmont County, Ohio where he died 1839. Powell, Esther Weygandt, TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS and FAMILY RECORDS OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1969), p.56,143,311,passim; Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.394,398.

1768 - "From the baptismal records of Conowago (1763-93) it appears that the COSSARTS and MONTFORT, from Millstone, Somerset Co., New Jersey, and the BANTAS and WESTERVELTS, of Bergen County, were among the first settlers." The Conowago Colony was established, ca.1765, and was comprised of families of Dutch and Walloon heritage who migrated 150 miles from New Jersey to York County, Pennsylvania, about 3 miles south of Gettysburg. A list of 168 heads of families at Conewago, ca.1780, includes the families of COSART, COVERT, DEMAREST, KIPP, MIDDAGH, OBLINIS, TERPENNING, VOORHEES, etc.

After hard times following the American Revolution, many of the families from the Conowago Colony migrated to Mercer county, Kentucky, and established there the "Old Mud-Meeting House," the first Dutch Reformed Church West of the Alleghenies. YESTERYEARS, v.7, pp.127-138; v.6, p.39; Collins' HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, v.II, p.523; Jon Patraic Neill, ALLIED FAMILIES OF THE CONEWAGO COLONY (1987), pp.3-12.

1768 - Mt. Olive, the nearest village to Schooley's Mountain, Morris Co., New Jersey, was named from Benjamin OLIVE. The Presbyterian Church there was at first a preaching station of the Chester Church. Thus the Rev. James HARCOURT probably preached there as early as 1752.

The Baptist Church at Mt. Olive was constituted with about twelve members in 1753, as a branch of the church in Morristown. In 1768, James HEATON gave an acre of land for church, burial and school purposes. The trusttees to whom the deed was given were Jacob and Job COSSETT (CORZAT) and Richard STEPHENS. A log building was probably already built upon this land at that date and was a union church. Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, p.170.

1768 - Daniel LAWRENCE, 1st, of Bedminster, son of Johannes LORENTZ, gives a mortgage, 1 July 1768 to Jacob WOOLF, of same place for 260 acres of land which was situated at Drakestown, (near Schooley's Mountain east of the Boynton Tract) Morris Co., N.Jersey. "This Daniel was the ancestor of all the LAWRENCES of this family remaining in this vicinity." Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, pp.439-442.

1769 - Daniel LAWRENCE (Jr.) married second on 9 July 1769 in the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, to Charity MILLS of Succasuny, N.Jersey. LDS Batch #7132328, Sh.58.

1769 - Jacob BELL, son of Onessimus and Anna (COSSART) BELL, was born, 10 April 1769, in Morristown, New Jersey. He was raised near Hacketstown, (near Schooley's Mt.). He married Elizabeth LAWRENCE, dau. of Daniel and Mary (JACKSON) LAWRENCE, and moved to Chartiers, Washington county, Penna. A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, v.1, p.46; D.A.R. #364896.

1769 - After the death of his father, James CALDWELL (1724-1804) fled from persecution to America, where they arrived at Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1769, bringing with them nine children, John, Anne, Mary, Sarah, Frances, Janet, Lovely, Elizabeth and Jane. A son, Samuel was born at sea on 10 Mar 1769, and four more children were born to them in America, James, Susannah, Alexander Hillyard, and Joseph. They settled for a time in Baltimore, and in 1774 moved to West Virginia. Pittman, Hannah Daviess, AMERICANS OF GENTLE BIRTH (1970), v.1,p.47.

1770s- Onessimus BELL lived near "Schooley's Mountain," Warren Co., New Jersey.

1770 - James CALDWELL (1770-1838), son of James CALDWELL and a brother to our John CALDWELL, was born, 30 Nov 1770, in Baltimore, Md. He was educated in Wheeling, Va. (now W.Va.); moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1799; became a merchant; president of Merchants' and Mechanics' Bank of Wheeling; delegate to first Ohio Constitutional Convention; Clerk of Court of Belmont County, Ohio from 1806-1810; Capt. of an Ohio Rgmt. in the War of 1812; member of the Ohio Senate, 1809-12; member of U.S. House of Rep. (Democrat) from Ohio, 13th & 14th congresses, 1813-1817; Democratic Presidential Elector, 1820 & 1824. He married 1st to Malissa Ann RAY and married 2nd to Anne BUCHER, dau. of Jacob and Anna Mary (WHETZEL) BUCHER of Winchester, Va. He died in Wheeling, Va., 5 May 1838, and is buried in St. Clairsville, Ohio. WHEELING TRI-WEEKLY TIMES AND ADVERTISER (May 10, 1838); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES OF WHEELING WESTERN VIRGINIA (1987), p.45.

1772 - Jacob COSSART (1701-1772) died at Bound Brook, New Jersey, 19 April 1772. His will, dated 4 Feb 1772 (Bridgewater, Somerset Co., N.J.) and probated 2 May 1772, names children: Jacob, Samuel, Job, Anthony, Annah wife at present to Onisimus alias Simeon BELL, Mary SUTTON widow, Leah wife of Joseph RIGGS; also named was a grandson, Abram LEWIS. Executors were sons Samuel and Anthony. Witnesses were Thomas COONS and Philip WINEANS. New Jersey Archives, Wills, v.34,p.110; Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, pp.261,308-310,439-442.

1772 - In 1772, James CALDWELL (1724-1804) moved to West Virginia. He finally settled near Wheeling, taking up nearly all of the land in that section. One large plantation on Wheeling Creek he gave to his daughter, Mary CHAPLINE. Pittman, Hannah Daviess, AMERICANS OF GENTLE BIRTH (1970), v.1,p.47.

1772 - Susannah CALDWELL, dau. of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 30 December 1772.

1773 - Rebecca THOMAS, daughter of Liverton THOMAS, was born, 4 April 1773 (One record says in or near Cape Cod, Massachusetts; another census record says New York).

1773 - Prior to the American Revolution, the British erected at intervals along the Ohio River, below Fort Duquesne (built by the French at Pittsburg), a number of forts or stockades for the purpose of holding the very desirable valley of the Ohio from the French, as well as for places of refuge in event of Indian forays against the settlers. Among these forts was Fort Fincastle (later named Fort Henry in honor of Patrick HENRY) at Wheeling, constructed (under the direction of Lord DUNMORE, Royal Governor of Virginia) by John CALDWELL (1753-1842), son of James CALDWELL. John CALDWELL was always fond of the woods, and was a great hunter and Indian fighter. He was badly wounded in the leg on the west slope of Wheeling Hill, when scouting, during one of the indian attacks upon Fort Henry, and this wound caused him to limp slightly for the balance of his life. Miller, Thomas and Maxwell, Hu, WEST VIRGINIA and its PEOPLE (1913), v.II,pp.5-12; J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.61,83,110-111,128.

1774 - Jacob LAWRENCE, son of Daniel and Charity (MILLS) LAWRENCE, was born 16 Mar 1774. He married, 22 Feb 1802, to Jennie GUERIN.

1774 - In the spring of 1774, Capt. Michael CRESAP was a suspect in murder, at the mouth of Grave Creek, of the family of LOGAN, second son of SHIKELLEMUS, celebrated chief of the Cayuga Indian Nation. John CALDWELL, sometime later, to correct the record, gave testimony in the defense of CRESAP. In an affidavit, John CALDWELL, stated the following:

"That in the year 1774 he, John CALDWELL, emigrated from Baltimore, Maryland, to the western country, and settled at the mouth of Wheeling Creek, on the Ohio, in what was known as the district of West Augusta, and afterwards now as Ohio county, Virginia. That he was well and intimately acquainted with the late Captain Michael CRESAP, of Frederick county, Maryland, in 1774, and for some time before, and afterwards till his death. At the time last mentioned the section of country in which affiant resided was frequently disturbed by the Indians, (as well for several years previous to 1774, as for many years afterwards) who were in the habit of stealing horses from the white inhabitants on the frontier, and committing other depredations. Horses were stolen from William McMAHON and Joseph TOMLINSON and other in 1774. Much ill feeling at all times existed among the white people of the frontier against the Indians on account of their depredations and the murders which they had at different times committed among the settlements. In 1774 several Indians who had dwelt on the west side of the Ohio, at or near the mouth of Yellow creek, crossed over the river to what was then known as Baker's bottom, opposite, or nearly opposite the mouth of said creek, and were killed by the whites at that place, as the affiant always understood and well believes, from feelings of animosity, growing out of the causes aforesaid against the Indians generally. The Indians so killed were said to have been, and affiant believes such was the fact, the relatives or family of the chief, LOGAN, with whose massacre the said Captain CRESAP is charged in Jefferson's NOTES ON VIRGINIA, "Dr. Doddridges Notes," etc. At the time said Indians were killed, Captain CRESAP made his home at the house of affiant, at the mouth of Wheeling creek, but was generally absent, further down the river, with a party of men in his employ, making improvements on lands he had taken up near Middle Island creek. Shortly before, and at the time of the massacre of Logan's relatives, there was a general apprehension on the frontiers from various indications, that there was to be a general outbreaking of the Indians upon the settlements, and much alarm prevailed. Captian CRESAP and his men came up the river to affiant's house, and affiant well remembers that he, Captain CRESAP, was there on the day the Indians referred to were killed at Baker's bottom, and that he remained there for some days afterwards, and until the news of their being killed reached Wheeling. Affiant further states that Baker's bottom was situated forty or fifty miles above his residence, immediately on the Ohio river; that on the evening of the day the report reached Wheeling, that the Indians had been killed, affiant started down the river to Middle Island creek, where he also had some hands engaged in making improvements, to warn them of the danger apprehended by the people above, and to bring them home; and that when he left home Captain CRESAP was at his house.

"Affiant further states that he was called on, some years ago, by some person, whose name he does not now remember, but who was understood to be the agent, or as acting under the direction of Mr. JEFFERSON, for his (affiant's) testimony in relation to the murder of LOGAN's family, and that he then gave his affidavit, which, in substance, was the same as the foregoing. Affiant further says it was well understood and believed on the frontier at that time that the persons principally engaged in killing said Indians were Daniel (John?) SAPPINGTON, Nathaniel TOMLINSON, Daniel GREATHOUSE and, perhaps, others; and that Captain CRESAP was never charged or implicated in the report, in any manner, so far as he knows or believes, in this country, until after the publication of Jefferson's NOTES ON VIRGINIA."

J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), pp.61,83-84,passim.

1774 - Alexander Hillyard CALDWELL, son of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born, 1 Nov 1774. He became judge of the United States Court for the Western District of Virginia. He married Eliza HALSTED.

1775 - At a Court held for Yohogania County, Virginia, 18 May 1775, on the compliant of William THOMAS against Chas. FROMAN, "no persons appearing It is ordered to be dismissed." Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), I, p.543.

1776 - Ephraim LOCKWOOD served in the American Revolution as a Lieut. in Colonel Drake's Provisional Regiment, and as a Captain in the 3rd Reg't of New York Militia. Mather, Frederic G. THE REFUGEES of 1776 from LONG ISLAND to CONNECTICUT (1972 reprint of the 1913 edition), p.456.

1776 - On 6 Jan 1776, Robert TAYLOR deeded land on Buffalo Creek in Ohio Co., Va. to Ezekiel BOGGS. Ebenezer MARTIN and John McBRIDE were witnesses. Deed Bk.1,p.18.

1776 - Daniel LAWRENCE served in the American Revolution as a Matross. See D.A.R. PATRIOTS INDEX.

1777 - A Joseph WARNOCK, born 1750, died 1810, married Ann MORTHERINGHAM. He served as a Private from South Carolina in the Revolutionary War. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MAGAZINE v.123, No.8, (October 1989), p.722.

1777 - On 6 Jan 1777 at Black's Cabin (now in the village of West Liberty), Ohio County, Virginia, the first court in that county was organized, under an order of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and David SHEPHERD, Silas HEDGE, William SCOTT, James CALDWELL, Zachariah SPRIGG, Thomas WALLER, and David McCLAIN were appointed by Governor Patrick HENRY and sworn in as justices of the peace.

Since Virginia was in full rebellion against British rule at the time, the first business of this Ohio County Court was the subject of the organization of the militia of the county, and recommendation to the governor of Virginia the names of officers for the militia. During the period from 1775 to 1783, the region in which the CALDWELLs lived was a constant theater of war with the Indians, armed by the British, and under their influence. Among the Lieutenant's of the militia named by the court, 7 January 1777, were John BIGGS, James PATTIN and Jonathan BOGGS. Moses WILLIAMSON, Jr. and William BIGGS were recommended as ensigns. John CALDWELL, Stephen PARR, Thomas WILLIAMSON, Eliazer WILLIAMSON, John BODKIN, Thomas CLARK, and Dan MORGAN were appointed constables.

Miller, Thomas and Maxwell, Hu, WEST VIRGINIA and its PEOPLE (1913), v.II,pp.5-12; Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), III, p.8-10,21-24, passim; MNSAR #284; NSAR #3784; William Henry Grant, MINNESOTA SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION YEAR BOOK 1889-1895 (1895), p.214.

1777 - The Council of Safety of New Jersey met on Thursday, 3 April 1777, and ordered that Subpoenas be issued to cite Thomas PHAR and Joseph LAWRENCE, Esq. to appear before the Council on Saturday next to bear testimony against John LAWRENCE, Jr. of Burlington. Ordered that subpoenas be issued to cite Abraham HENDRICKS, Peter IMLAY and Mary DAVISON to be before the Council to give evidence against John LAWRENCE, Sen. On 4 April 1777, ordered that precepts be issued to apprehend and bring before the Council, John LAURENCE, Sr., Doctor John LAURENCE, Ordered that subpoenas be issued to warn Gilbert BARTON and William LAURENCE to appear before the Council, and give Evidence against John LAWRENCE Senior. On 5 April 1777, evidence was given against John LAURENCE of Burlington and John LAURENCE, Sr. by Thomas FARR, Joseph LAURENCE, Peter IMLAY, Gilbert BARTON, Abraham HENDRICKS and William LAURENCE. On 8 April 1777, the Council of Safety of New Jersey ordered that warrants of Commitment be issued against John LAURENCE and Thomas WATSON, charged with High Treason etc.

On 10 Nov 1777, the Council of Safety agreed that if John LAWRENCE, now confined in the Gaol [sic] of Burlington County, is committed for any of the crimes or offences specified in an act to punish traitors & disaffected persons, or is or shall be charged with Misprision of Treason, etc. "be the said John LAWRENCE be tried for the same in the county of Burlington, altho the offence he is charged with, or was committed for was done and perpetrated in any other county." MINUTES of the COUNCIL OF SAFETY of NEW JERSEY (1872), pp.12-17,159.

1777 - The Council of Safety of New Jersey met on 16 April 1777. Daniel LAURENCE was brought before the Board, and being examined was ordered to withdraw. Joseph LAWRENCE, Jr. of Monmouth, who was apprehended and sent to Philadelphia, was ordered before the Board and examined, and being one of the People called Quakers, took affirmations to the effect of the oaths to the State, and was thereupon dismissed. MINUTES of the COUNCIL OF SAFETY of NEW JERSEY (1872), p.25.

1777 - James FERRELL (1732-1808), son of Hubbard FERRELL, married several times and had a total of eighteen children. He lived in Mecklenburg County when it was formed from Lunenburg (Lunenburg formed from Brunswick). James FERRELL was a Lieut in the Virginia Militia, 1777. He sold his land in Mecklenburg and moved to Halifax Co. in 1795.

James FERRELL had children: James, William, Hubbard, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Lucy, Delilah, Patsy, Rebecca, Quintina, Ann, Jane, and Hutchins. Mrs. John Bennett Boddie, ed., HISTORICAL SOUTHERN FAMILIES, v.XXI, pp.167-177.

1777 - Joseph CALDWELL, son of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL was born 8 Aug 1777. He was a Judge and prominent businessman in the area of Wheeling, Va. He married Mary Roberts YARNALL.

1777 - On 31 August 1777, about 350 Shawnee, Mingo and Wyandot warriors made a first siege and attack at Fort Henry. The fort was defended by a frontier garrrison, commanded by David SHEPPARD, County Lieutenant of Ohio County. James CALDWELL took part in the defense of Fort Henry, together with his oldest son, John CALDWELL, who helped build the Fort.

1777 - On 27 September 1777, a company of Hampshire County troops from Fort Henry, under the command of Capt. William FOREMAN, were attacked and many were killed by Indians at the "Narrows," on the Ohio River, near the dividing line between Marshall and Ohio Counties.

In September 1777, James CALDWELL (1724-1804) "was one of the successful defenders of Fort Henry, where Wheeling now is, in which defense, out of 44 men in the fort, 24 were killed outright and 4 or 5 wounded. He was collaterally related to Oliver CROMWELL; also to John Caldwell CALHOUN of South Carolina; also to James CALDWELL of New Jersey, the 'Fighting Parson' of the Revolution." MNSAR #284; NSAR #3784; William Henry Grant, MINNESOTA SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION YEAR BOOK 1889-1895 (1895), p.214.

1778 - Onesimus "Simeon" BELL was Quartermaster while stationed at Morristown, New Jersey, and he served as a lieutenant with the "Jersey" troops in the Revolutionary War. His three eldest sons served with him at a tender age.

1778 - The will of John BELL of "Roxbury" dated 22 Jan 1778 and probated 6 Jan 1780 named "brother Onesimus, otherwise (known as) Simeon," "friend Aaron STARK," and three sons and one daughter, none of whom were 21 years of age. See Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, pp.261,

1778 - According to the Pension Papers of John CALDWELL: "While residing with his father at Grave Creek and at Wheeling Creek, in Virginia, he enlisted and served on various tours between the years 1776 and 1783, amounting to at least two years, as a private under Captains WALL, HEROD, Samuel MASON and Jno. BIGGS, Colonels SHEPHERD and BRODHEAD. He was engaged on the frontier at forts in Ohio County, Virginia, and in Washington County, Penn. against the Indians, and was in the battle of Wheeling in September 1778." National Archives Pension File #S.9146. See also DAR #11424, 31970, 25232, 28795, 43066, 74899, 146449.

1778 - Michah FERREL married Tabitha JORDAN in Granville Co., North Carolina in 1778.

1778 - On 23 March 1778, at the Court of Yohogania County, District of West Augusta, Virginia, Levingston THOMAS, Thomas PRATHER, and Nicholas CHRIST were sworn as Lieutenants of the militia, Luke DECKER and John JOHNSTON as ensigns. This court was held within the bounds of what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania. See Crumrine, Boyd, HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (1882), p.216; S.A.R. #101319 supplemental; Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, p.125.

1778 - On 24 March 1778, a sale 313 acres of land from Thomas COOK and Michael THOMAS to John McMULLEN was acknowledged by said COOK and Michael THOMAS and ordered to be recorded by the Court of Yohogania County, District of West Augusta, Virginia. Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, p.129.

1778 - At a Court held for Yohogania County, Virginia, 25 May 1778, William COLLINGS enters Special Bail for Michael THOMAS and Zebuland COLLINGS at the suit of Philip HOOPER. Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, p.222.

1778 - At a Court held for Yohogania County, Virginia, 27 May 1778, the case of Thomas COOKE vs. Levington THOMAS was continued (postponed until a later date). Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, p.231.

1778 - The minute book of the Virginia Court held at Fort Dunmore (Pittsburg) for the district of West Augusta, v.II, p.25, 27 May 1778, records that the case of "Thomas COOK vs. James FERREL, Ejmt. Continued." Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA (Reprinted 1974), II, p.228.

1778 - At the Court held for Yohogania County, 22 June 1778, in the case of Paul FROMAN vs. William STEVENS: "At Request of Parties, Ordered to be Referred to John McDOWELL, James ALLISON, Thomas EGERTON, Jacob LONG, Leverton THOMAS, John COX, and John WALL, and return this judgment to the next Court." Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, 236.

1778 - David LOCKWOOD appears as a Private on the Company Pay Roll of Captain John Drakes Co., Col Morris Graham's Reg't of New York Militia from June 1778 to Sept 1778. He also served in the Navy aboard Captain Nicholson's ship "Trumbull" during the engagement of the battle with the British ship "Watts." Subsequently, while serving on the Privateer "Morning Star" he was captured and imprisoned for ten months at Charleston, S.C. Ohio Society Daughters of American Revolution, SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BURIED in the STATE of OHIO, v.I,p.230, v.II,p219; NSSAR, NATIONAL REGISTER v.2, p.258. D.A.R #31397, 35248, 37923, 79369, 270278(sup); S.A.R. #101319(supp).

1779 - The minute book of the Virginia Court held at Fort Dunmore (Pittsburg) for the district of West Augusta, v.II, p.178, 26 May 1779, records the following: "Jane FERREL held in 50 pounds and Joseph SKELTON & Saml IRWIN in 25 pounds each conditioned for her keeping the Peace towards the good people of the C. W. and particular to Eli COLLINS till next court." Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA (Reprinted 1974), II, p.348.

1779 - Ezekiel BOGGS was granted a Virginia certificate for a tract of land called "Jealousy," embracing 143 acres "in the county of Ohio, on the waters of Buffalo Creek, to include his settlement made in the year 1774." This certificate was issued from Redstone Old Fort, 22 Nov. 1779, but the survey was not made until 2 Feb. 1786. The tract "Jealousy" was bounded by the lands of Robert TAYLOR, Charles McROBERTS, John GRAHAM, and William CARSON. Boyd Crumrine, HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (1882), p.674.

1779 - At a Court held for Ohio County, Monday, 3rd May, 1779:

"Present John BOGGS and James GILLESPIE, Gentleman.

"Bargain & Sale from Robert TAYLOR to Ezekiel BOGGS acknowledged & O. R."


1779c- William BOGGS, son of Ezekiel BOGGS, married first, about 1779, to Grace JOLLY (She was probably somehow related to Mary Ann JOLLY who married William WARNOCK, Jr.). William BOGGS married second to Elizabeth LAWSON. William BOGGS died in 1849.

1779 - Levengton THOMAS, Ezekiel HOPKINS, John HOPKINS, and Nicholas DEVOIR were appointed appraisers to the estate of Solomon FROMAN, at a Court held for Yohogania County, Virginia, 27 September 1779. Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, p.359.

1780 - Levingston THOMAS, John HOPKINS, John MUNN, and John COLLINGS were appointed appraisers to the estate of Potter SMITH, at a Court held for Yohogania County, Virginia, 24 January 1780. Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), II, p.359.

1780 - A list of names on petitions in Washington Co., Pennsylvania from 1776 through 1780 includes: David THOMAS, Elias THOMAS, Ellis THOMAS, Michael THOMAS Jr., Michael THOMAS Sr., and William THOMAS. Bell, Raymond Martin, LISTS OF INHABITANTS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNA. BEFORE 1800 (1961).

1780 - Elizabeth (MEAD) LOCKWOOD died prior to 1780, and her widower Ephraim LOCKWOOD married second to his cousin, Susanna LOCKWOOD, daughter of James and Mary (NORTON) LOCKWOOD. They moved first to Ohio County, Virginia and then to Belmont County, Ohio.

1780 - John CALDWELL (1753-1842) married, ca.1780, to Jane BOGGS, daughter of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS. They had at least two children: Isabel CALDWELL m. William FERREL and Robert CALDWELL m. Rebecca FERREL. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), p.26.

1780 - John CALDWELL served as a juror in the case of GRAHAM vs. HANNA in August 1780, at Ohio County, Virginia. Boyd Crumrine, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, (1974 Reprint), III, p.77.

1780 - Mary (GRUMMAN) MOREHOUSE, widow of Gideon MOREHOUSE, died 13 September 1780 in Redding, CT.

1780 - Onesimus BELL was a soldier in the Quartermaster Corp while stationed at Morristown, N.Jersey. Certificate of Service No.1296 dated 27 Oct 1780, Adjutant General, Trenton, NJ; D.A.R. #313266, #344489, # 357013, #364896; Daughters of the American Revolution ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS OF THE INDIANA D.A.R. (1976), v.I,p.46.

1780 - In the 1780s, Daniel LAWRENCE came from Peapack, N.J. to the vicinity of Dover, N.Jersey and bought from Isaac HANCE, a Quaker, the house occupied in 1895 by the Hon. George RICHARDS, which was finished at the time CORNWALLIS surrendered to General WASHINGTON. From there he removed to Canada with some of his family. Some of his children were married in Canada. See Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen, THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY, pp.439-442.

1780 - A list of names of petitioners in Washington Co., Pennsylvania from 1776-1780 includes the name of John LAWRENCE. - Bell, Raymond Martin, LISTS OF INHABITANTS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNA. BEFORE 1800 (1961).

1780 - A James FERREL (1758-1800) served as a private in the New Jersey Militia. He married Elizabeth STONE and had a daughter, Annie FERREL, who married William LEE. Floyd G. Hoenstine, THE 1955 YEAR BOOK of the PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1956), p.170.

1780 - Continental Congress Board of Admiralty, on petition of David LOCKWOOD dated 1 Aug 1780, "Report: No place in the Navy for the petitioner." Read in Congress August 5, 1780, but no action taken. C.C, 37,280. NAVAL RECORDS OF THE REVOLUTION, p.155.

1781 - On 28 March 1781 Col. Robert WOODS, county surveyor for Ohio County, Virginia (now W.Va.), surveyed for James CALDWELL (1724-1804), four hundred acres fronting on the Ohio river and Wheeling creek, including his settlement made theron in the year 1772; and the next day, Col. WOODS surveyed an adjoining four hundred acres for James CALDWELL, on the south of the four hundred at the junction of the Ohio river and Wheeling creek, including the said CALDWELL's settlement, made theron in the year 1772. These two surveys for four hundred acres each extended from Wheeling creek along the Ohio River to Caldwell's run, and embraced a large portion of the land on which the city of Wheeling now stands. This was adjacent to land surveyed for Jonathan and Ebenezer ZANE who had settled in the area about two years following James CALDWELL. See Survey Book of Ohio county, Virginia, No.1, p.19,32,44.

The land surveyed for Jonathan ZANE "cornering on a tract belonging to James CALDWELL" is on Wheeling Creek, in what is now the town of Fulton. James CALDWELL received a patent for the land subsequently known as the STEENROD property, extending from the western line of Fulton to the WOODS property at Woodside. Among the other landed possessions of James CALDWELL, was that portion of Wheeling Island lying south of a line running west across the Island from the center of Wheeling creek, which included all of what is known as "Stone Town" and the old West Virginia Exposition Grounds. His right to this part of the Island was sold by him to Ebenezer ZANE, the elder, who procured a patent for the whole of the Island, after purchasing the right of James CALDWELL, the elder. Miller, Thomas and Maxwell, Hu, WEST VIRGINIA and its PEOPLE (1913), v.II,pp.5-12.

1781 - Abel BELL, Loyd BELL, Nathaniel BELL, Robert BELL, Zepaniah BELL, Zopher BELL, Archibald BOGGS, William BOGGS, Jn'o CALDWELL, John CALDWELL, Robert CALDWELL, and Samuel CALDWELL were privates in the Washington County, Penna. Rangers 1781-1782. PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES, ser.3, v.23, pp.204-218,238.

1781 - James BOGGS, Revolutionary War Soldier, is buried in Old Cross Creek Cemetery, Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Paul W. Myers, WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA. FRONTIER RANGERS (1987), P.42.

1782 - John BOGGS (born 1738) was commandant at Fort Henry during the attack of 1782. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.3-6,33-34,37.

1782 - On 10 September 1782, Captain PRATT with a detachment of the Queen's Rangers from Detroit and 300 Indian warriors made a second siege and attack on Fort Henry (Wheeling). The fort was defended by frontier settlers, commanded by Colonel Silas ZANE.

Nancy, daughter of John and Jane (BOGGS) CALDWELL and grand-daughter of James CALDWELL, related, in 1797, her personal experiences, to Meshach BROWNING (then in John CALDWELL's employ at Wheeling) who later published this account of them in a narrative of his own personal adventures:

"Some years ago, before General St. CLAIR lost so many men in a great fight with the Indians, father and mother (John and Jane CALDWELL) were compelled to leave this place, (their home, on Caldwell's run, about a mile and a half south of the site of the old fort,) and we all went up to the town fort. The neighbors were obliged to leave their farms and go into the fort also. My father (John CALDWELL) and three or four of his friends used to go out, and some stood guard while the others worked, and either dressed their corn or chopped their wood, all the time expecting to be shot by those yellow savages.

"At length news came that the Indians were in the neighborhood. The fort was put in the best condition for defence, and we awaited their approach. But no attack was made. Several days passed by, when it was supposed they had given up the assault. At length two Indians made their appearance on the high hill above the town. This hill runs from north to south, while Wheeling creek runs from east to west, passes this elevation about a mile north of the town, and then turns south, coursing along the foot of the hill until it arrives at a point a little south of the fort, where it empties into the river, thus leaving the hill a mile north of the mouth of the creek, with that stream on one side of the hill and the river on the other, with a space of not more than three-quarters of a mile between them. Whenever the river is a little high the water is backed up the creek to the depth of ten or twelve feet. On this hill, opposite the fort, these two Indians showed themselves, fired a shot or two at the fort, and then went off slowly, slapping their hands behind them in token of derision and contempt of those within the fortification.

"Fired with such an insult, our men commenced running out, and would have all gone had not the commanding officer stood in the gate and stopped them.

"While the men advanced up the hill the Indians were to be seen still retreating until the top of the hill was reached, when to their great dismay the white men found themselves hemmed in between two galling fires.

"The only hope left them was to break through the north line of the enemy and escape down the river to the fort.

"As they approached the enemy they made a desperate push through the line and many fell, but some escaped unhurt, though they were pursued and shot as they ran. My father (John CALDWELL) was one of the last three of this brave party. As he was running for his life, with a friend of his a little before him, he saw his friend fall. As he passed him, the wounded man called to him, 'John, don't leave me.' But on he ran, and after that he saw him no more. My father, however, perceived a white man who had left the settlement some years before, and whom he recognized at first sight. This fellow carried a spear, mounted on a handle like that of a pitchfork, and ran before all the Indians. He was close at my father's heels when he arrived at the break of the hill next the fort. There was a large tree lying on the ground and another small one standing very near it. Something triped up my father's feet, and in he fell between two trees; and as he went down the white Indian made a furious lunge at him. The spear, however, glanced of the log, turned its point upward, and stuck so fast in the standing tree that the white savage could not withdraw it before my father slipped out of his position, escaped unhurt, and reached the fort in safety. A short time after in came another with one arm broken; the balance of the party fell a sacrifice to the savages.

"The powder becoming scarce it was proposed that some one should run for a supply, and among the volunteers for that dangerous journey was a sister of Col. ZANE's, who said she (Elizabeth ZANE) would go. This, however, was objected to, and the young men insisted on going themselves. But she was firm in her purpose, and replied that the loss of a woman would be less felt than the loss of a man. And pinning up her dress to let her feet have fair play in the race, off she went. But the Indians astonished at the sight, did not fire a single shot at her. Soon she had secured plenty of powder in a slim belt round her waist and off she bounded again. But the enemy, seeing her returning, suspected some mischief, and fired a volley of balls after her; all of which missed her, and she reached her destination in safety, with plenty of powder to carry through the siege."

J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), pp.110-111,128.

1782 - The following poem by an anonymous author of a hundred years ago, commemorating the act of heroism and bravery of the young ZANE girl at Fort Henry, September 1782, was published in S. Myer's HISTORY OF WEST VIRGINIA (1915), pp.376-379, as follows:



Women are timid, cower and shrink

At a show of danger, some folks think;

Tho' men there are who for their lives

Dare not so far asperse their wives;

We'll let that pass; one thing is clear,

Tho' little dangers women fear,

When greater perils men environ

Then women show a front of iron,

And in a gentle manner, they

Do bold things in a quiet way,

And thus our wondering praise obtain,

As on a time did Betty Zane.

A century since out in the West

A rude hut was by Girty pressed,

Girty, the renegade, the dread

Of all that border, fiercely led

Five hundred Wyandots to gain

Plunder and scalp-locks from the slain;

And in this hold, Fort Henry then,

But Wheeling now, twelve boys and men

Guarded with watchful ward and care,

Women and prattling children there,

Against their rude and savage foes,

And Betty Zane was one of those.

There had been forty-two at first,

When Girty on the border burst,

But most of those who meant to stay

And keep the Wyandots at bay,

Outside by savage wiles were lured,

And ball and tomahawk endured,

Till few were left the place to hold,

And some were young and some were old;

But all could use the rifle well,

And vainly from the Indians fell

On puncheon roof and timber wall,

The fitful shower of leaden ball.

Now Betty's brothers and her sire

Were with her in this ring of fire,

And she was ready in her way

To aid their efforts day by day,

In all a gentle maiden might;

To mould the bullets for the fight,

And quick to note and so report,

Watch every act outside the fort;

Or peeping from the loop-holes see

Each act of savage strategy;

These were her tasks, and thus the maid

The toil-worn garrison could aid.

But wearily the fight went on

Until a week was nearly gone,

And then 'twas told, a whisper first,

And then in loud alarm it burst,

Their powder scarce was growing; they

Knew where a keg unopened lay

Outside the fort at Zane's. What now?

Their leader stood with anxious brow,

It must be gained at any cost,

Or toil and fort and lives were lost.

Some one must do that work of fear.

What man of men would volunteer?

Two offered, and so earnest they,

Neither his purpose would give way,

And Shepard, who commanded, dare

Not pick or choose between the pair,

But ere they settled on the one

By whom the errand should be done,

Young Betty interposed and said:

"Let me essay the task instead,

Small matter 'twere if Betty Zane,

A useless woman, should be slain,

But death if dealt on one of those,

Gives too much 'vantage to our foes."

Her father smiled with pleasure grim,

Her pluck gave painful pride to him;

And while her brothers clamored, "No,"

He uttered, "Boys, let Betty go;

She'll do it at less risk than you;

But keep her steady in your view,

And be your rifles shield for her;

Should younder foe make step or stir,

Pick off each man who draws a bead,

And thus you'll serve her in her need,

Now I recover from surprise,

I think our Betty's purpose wise."

The gate was opened; on she sped,

The foe astonished, gazed, 'tis said,

And wondered at her purpose, till

She reached the log hut by the hill,

And when, in apron wrapped, the cask

She backward bore to close her task,

The foemen saw her aim at last,

And poured their fire upon her fast;

Bullet on bullet round her fell,

While rang the Indian's angry yell,

But safely through that whirring rain,

Powder in arms, came Betty Zane.

They filled their horns, both boys and men,

And then began the fight again,

Girty, who there so long had stayed,

By this new feat of feats dismayed,

Fired houses round, and cattle slew,

And moved away---the fight was through;

And when the story round was told,

How they maintained the leaguered hold,

While 'twas agreed that fame was due

To all within the fight were true,

The greatest meed of praise, 'twas plain,

Fell to the share of Betty Zane.

A hundred years have passed since then.

The savage never came again,

Girty is dust. Alike are dead

Those who assailed, and those bestead.

Upon those half-cleared rolling lands,

A crowded city proudly stands,

But of the many who reside

By green Ohio's rushing tide,

There is no prouder lineage than,

Be he rich or poor, the man

Who boasts that in his spotless strain

Mingles the blood of Betty Zane.


1782 - At Eleventh and Main Streets in Wheeling, West Virginia is a monument with a tablet bearing the following inscription:

"By authority of the State of West Virginia

to commemorate the siege of


September 11, 1782, the last battle of the

American Revolution, this tablet is placed.

"T. M. Garvin,

"W. W. Jackson,

"S. H. Grann,


"G. W. Atkinson, Governor."


1783 - Joseph FERREL married, before 1783, to Jane WARNOCK, daughter of William and Rebecca (SHEPHERD?) WARNOCK. They resided in Ohio Co., Virginia and Washington Co., Penna. Joseph and Jane (WARNOCK) FERREL had children: Moses FERREL (b.1784) married Mary WALLACE; William FERREL m.1806 Isabel CALDWELL; Joseph FERREL m.1817 Esther MORROW; James FERREL m.1815 Sarah BOGGS; Rebecca FERREL m.1811 Robert CALDWELL; Mary FERREL married Mr. POLLACK; Jane; John; and Cornelius FERREL m. (1) 1825 Jane HEMPHILL and (2) 1834 Margaret MUSTARD.

1784c - Francis BOGGS, son of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS, married, ca.1784, to Margaret CALDWELL. He bought a farm of 318 acres of James CLELLAND, 13 October 1784, situated one mile northwest of Taylorstown. Boyd Crumrine, HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (1882), p.674.

1785c- Jacob WARNOCK "went to Kentucky between 1780 and 1790 before the family left the Path Valley. He married first Miss PEAK; and he married second, on 17 July 1810, in Boone Co., Kentucky, to Sarah WINDSOR. He was in the 1828 Tax list for Campbell Co., Kentucky, and was listed in the 1830 Census of Henry co., Indiana in the 60-70 age group.

1786 - William LOCKWOOD, son of Ephraim and Susanna LOCKWOOD, was born near Wheeling 1786. He married Sarah HALL, dau. of James and Mary (GARNER) HALL. He signed the 1820 will of James HALL, Sr. - Information from JOELLEN (HALL) Mrs. D. L. ROUSH of Columbus, Ohio.

1787 - Ephraim LOCKWOOD was granted 1000 acres of land on Grave Creek, Ohio County, Virginia in 1787. Deed Bk.1,p.414; Sim's INDEX to LAND GRANTS in WEST VIRGINIA.

(Note: It seems that this land around Grave Creek in Ohio County, Virginia which was sold and granted to various settlers from Connecticut and elsewhere was later claimed by George WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON was a surveyor as well as a famous general and first President; and, it seems, somewhat of a swindler when it came to land deals following the Revolution. George WASHINGTON used his influence, and, of course, the settlers around Graves Creek were forced to move across the river into Ohio.)

1788 - Abram McCOLLOCH married, 11 March 1788, to Alice "Alcy" BOGGS, born 15 Jan 1769, dau. of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS. She died 30 March 1838. Abram and Alcy (BOGGS) McCOLLOCH had eleven children, six sons and five daughters, of whom one daughter and five sons were living in 1880. The McCOLLOCHS (Samuel McCOLLOCH and his sons, Abraham, George, Samuel and John and two daughters) were among the earliest settlers of Northwestern Virginia, having emigrated from the south branch of the Potomac, in 1770, and located on Short Creek, a stream which empties into the Ohio river nine miles north of Wheeling Creek. Abram McCOLLOCH was a brother of Elizabeth McCOLLOCH who was the wife of Col. Ebenezer ZANE. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), pp.61,134-135; E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.15-26.

1788 - On 28 Aug 1788 Joseph WILSON and wife Martha deeded land in Ohio Co., Va. to Ezekiel BOGGS. John CALDWELL and John McCOLLOCH were witnesses. Deed Bk.1,p.77.

1788 - Ephraim LOCKWOOD was granted 200 acres of land on Wheeling Creek, Ohio County, Virginia in 1788. Deed Bk.2,p.213.

1789 - Joseph McCONNELL married, 13 June 1789 (or 13 May). in Jefferson Co., Ohio to Sarah BOGGS, dau. of Ezekiel BOGGS. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.426.

1790c- James CALDWELL registered land in R4,T6,Sec.11 at the Stueben Ohio Land Office.

1790 - A William FERREL, Pvt. received Land Warrant #11226 in the Military District of Ohio on 1 Feb 1790. Another William FERREL registered land in R2,T12,Sec.27 and R3,T15,Sec.17 at the Stueben Ohio Land Office.

1790 - A deed to William WARNOCK, Sr., of land on Wheeling Creek, Ohio County, Virginia was dated 6 September 1790. In 1804 his children (including daughter Jane and her husband Joseph FERREL) quit claimed this land to their brother William WARNOCK, as the father died intestate.

1790 - The Census of the towns of Norwalk and Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut for 1790 lists:

Ephraim LOCKWOOD, 3 white males over 16

4 white males under 16

4 white females

1790 - BELLS living in Washington Co., Penna. in 1790:

M under 16 M over 16 Females

Abel BELL 2 7

Andrew BELL 2 1

Hugh BELL 2 1 4

James BELL 5 1 4

James BELL 1 1 2

Nathaniel BELL 1 1

Nathan BELL 1 1 4

Robert BELL 1 1 3

Robert BELL 1 1 1

Robert BELL 3 1 2

Benjamin BELL 1 1 1

Zephania BELL

1790 - The following were listed on the Federal Census of Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1790: Ellis THOMAS, page 248; James THOMAS, p.256; John THOMAS, p.251; Joseph THOMAS (2), p.253; Leverton THOMAS, page 246; Samuel THOMAS, p.248; Sarah THOMAS, p.253.

1790 - A Simeon BELL was a resident of Fayette Co., Penna. in 1790. A Jacob BELL was a resident of York County, Pennsylvania in 1790.

1790 - A deed dated 3 Sept 1790, Roxbury Twp., Morris Co., New Jersey, from Jacob COSAD, Gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife, to his son Jacob COSAD, farmer near Clarksburg in Western Virginia, left 50A. 60rds. lying upon Wolf Swamp Brook, Roxbury Twp. Witnesses were Nathaniel BELL and Elizabeth BELL. Morris County, New Jersey deeds Book K, p.373.

This was probably land deeded by Jacob (1723-1812) and Elizabeth (SUTTON) COZAD to their son Jacob COZAD (1755-1827). Jacob COZAD, Jr. married Mercy WOODWARD and died, 1827, at Fairfield, Green Co., Ohio.

1791 - Simeon BELL (1763-1791), son of Onesimus "Simeon" and Anna (COSART) BELL, married, 5 April 1791, to Mary McLEAN.

1791c- David LOCKWOOD received a Military Land Warrant at Marietta Ohio Land Office for R3,Twp.4,Sec.5&11 and at the Zanesville Ohio Land Office for land in R3,Twp.5.

1792 - David LOCKWOOD (1762-1840), son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (MEAD) LOCKWOOD, married, 5 April 1792, at Thomas Point, Pennsylvania, to Rebecca THOMAS, daughter of Liverton THOMAS.

1792 - Briggs STEENROD married, 9 Aug 1792, in Ohio County, Va. to Rachel LOCKWOOD, dau. of Ephraim and Elizabeth (MEAD) LOCKWOOD.

1792 - A Joseph FERREL, pvt. was granted Land Warrant #13071, R8, Twp.1, 1/4-2 in the Military District of Ohio on 23 Feb 1792.

1792 - Alexander BOGGS (1766-1820), son of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS, married, 13 Nov 1792, to Hannah MARTIN and was the father of eleven children. He was a judge in Belmont County, Ohio.

1792 - Elijah MARTIN married 27 Nov 1792 to Rebecca, dau. of Ezekiel BOGGS. She died 9 Mar 1848.

1793 - The Militia list for Roxbury and Mandham Townships, Morris County, New Jersey (near Schooley's Mountain) includes the names: Jacob ABLE, John ABLE, William ABEL, Abraham BELL, Aron BELL, Jacob BELL, Livy BELL, Nathaniel BELL, William BELL, Joshaway COLEMAN, Samuel COSAD, Samuel CORSAD, George CRAMER, Jacob CRAMMER, Abraham DRAKE, Jr., Daniel LAWRANCE, Jacob LAWRENCE, James S. Norton, NEW JERSEY IN 1793.

1793 - A list of white male citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years living in the township of Downs, Cumberland County, New Jersey, in January 1793 includes the names: Jeremiah PERRY, Benjamin PERRY, Joseph PERRY, James FERRELL, Jonathan BERIMAN, William JOSLIN, Charles REED, Henry REED, and Joseph PAGE. James S. Norton and Kenneth Richards, NEW JERSEY IN 1793 (1973), pp.71-74.

1793 - An Isaac LOCKWOOD was granted 2000 acres in Mid. Island Cr., Ohio County, Virginia in 1793. Ohio County W.Va. Deed Bk2,p.442

1794 - An Isaac LOCKWOOD was granted land - Wts. Glady Fork in 1794. Harrison County, W.Va. Deed Bk.4,p.33.

1795 - Phebe BELL, dau. of Onesimus BELL, married, 1795, to Miller BLACHLEY (1773-1850). Her brother, Aaron BELL, married Polly BLACHLEY. Virkus ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY (1925).

1795 - William BOGGS (1758c-1849) migrated from Washington county, Pa., 1795, and settled on section 10, near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He lived there until 1833, when he sold out and moved to Knox county, Ohio, where he is said to have died at the age of ninety-six years. He opened the first coal-bank in the neighborhood of St. Clairsville, Ohio in 1800. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.249; McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), p.238.

1795 - Moses CHAPLINE was Clerk of Court of Ohio County, Va. in 1795. He was husband of Mary CALDWELL and son-in-law of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), Appendix page xxvi.

1795 - David SHEPERD of Ohio County, Virginia, made his will, 20 January 1795. Devisees were: Rachel, Elizabeth, Moses SHEPHERD; Sarah SPRINGER, Ruth MILLS. Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.90.

1795 - Joseph FERREL acquired 120 acres from David SHEPHERD in Ohio County, Virginia. Bk.3,p.107. In this same year David SHEPHERD deeded land (which was adjacent to Joseph FERRELL) to William WARNOCK, Jr.

1795 - A deed from David SHEPERD to William WARNOCK (Jr.) is recorded in Ohio County, (W)Va. in 1795. This deed recites that the land is adjacent to land of Joseph FERRELL. In 1804, William and Maryann (JOLLY) WARNOCK conveyed this land to Daniel TERREL, but the deed says it corners to Joseph FERREL.

1795 - On a list of letters at the Post Office in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1795, includes the names of Lieut. Benjamin LOCKWOOD and John CALDWELL (merchant). THE CENTENNIAL of the NORTH-WESTERN TERRITORY v.II,No.63, 24 Jan 1795, v.II,No.95, 12 September 1795, v.III,No.124, 2 Apr 1796; Karen Mauer Green, PIONEER OHIO NEWSPAPERS, pp.10,15,21.

1796c- John WARNOCK, b.1797 married ca. 1796 Isabella GILKISON of Virginia. In 1804 with his wife and four children, he settled in Belmont County, Ohio.

1796 - David LOCKWOOD received a land grant in 1796 - Wts. Lit. Kanawha. Harrison Co., W.Va. Deeds Book4,p.279.

1796 - Leonard COLEMAN, born 14 April 1754, in Morris County, New Jersey, son of Jacob and Mary (KARIS) KOOLMAN, moved from Morris County, New Jersey together with the LAWRENCES and BELLS, and settled first in Washington County, Pennsylvania before purchasing 96 acres of land in Belmont County, Ohio from David LOCKWOOD, 6 June 1796. See Chambers' THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY; BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.111.

1796 - On 27 June 1796 David LOCKWOOD purchased 100 acres of land from Abraham MARTINS in Washington County, Territory of the United States, Northwest of the Ohio River. The purchase price was 100 pounds and included "one hundred acres of land part of the lot numbered 35 of the first township of the second barge in the County and Territory aforesaid, bounded by the following lines... Beginning on the bank of the river Ohio at the south east corner of Benjamin LOCKWOOD's Land at the stone marked DL and BL standing on the bank of the Ohio River then north 75 chains 50 links to the north boundary of said Lot No. 35 at a Stone marked DL and BL. Then East 13 chains to another stone marked DL and SD. Then south 75 chains, 50 links, to a lowest part standing on the Bank of the Ohio, then down the several courses of the Ohio River to the place of beginning containing 100 acres of land. -- The aforesaid Lot No. 35 having been granted by the United States to John HOPKINS and by him conveyed to William DEIER, who conveyed the land to Laban BROWNSONS who hath also granted it to the said Abraham MARTINS." Washington County, Pennsylvania Deeds, v.4, pp286-287.

1797 - Benjamin LOCKWOOD, son of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, was born on or near Wheeling creek, Virginia, 13 April 1797, and was brought to Belmont County by his parents in 1800. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.164,172-174,390-394,417.

1797 - On 5 June 1797 John CALDWELL and Jean, his wife deeded lot 36 in Ezekieltown, Ohio County, Va. to John MARTIN, Sr. Deed Bk.4,p.71.

1797 - Joseph FERREL acquired 100 acres along Wheeling creek, Ohio County, Virginia from John GRIST, Sr. Deed Bk.4,p.15.

1797 - Jefferson County, Ohio was established in 1797, and included all of the territory from Lake Erie southward to what is now Belmont County, and westward to include an area which encompassed at least one strip of eastern counties.

1798 - Enos THOMAS and David LOCKWOOD, J.P., officiated at several marriages in Jefferson County, Ohio from 1798-1803. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.425-426.

1798 - John McCONNEL married in Jefferson County, Ohio, 18 April 1798, to Elizabeth BELL. J. A. Caldwell, HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.425.

1798 - On 2 July 1798 Ezekiel BOGGS and Jean, his wife of Jefferson Co., Northwestern Territory deeded land to Thomas BOUNDS of Ohio Co., Va. and to William McWILLIAMS. This was land patented to Joseph WILSON and sold by WILSON to BOGGS. Ohio County Deed Book 4,p.175,178,253.

1799 - David PRICE married, 4 July 1799, at Jefferson Co., Ohio, to Peggy BELL. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.426.

1799 - David LOCKWOOD was appointed to the Jefferson County, Ohio Militia in 1799.

1799 - Michael PATTON married, 18 July 1799, to Ruth FERREL, at Jefferson County, Ohio, by John MOODEY, J.P. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.426.

1800 - A list of early settlers on the Ohio River in Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio, includes David LOCKWOOD, Benjamin LOCKWOOD, John DILLIS, Samuel DILLIS, Absolom MARTIN, Leonard COLEMAN, David LAING, and Thomas DUNFEE. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.19.

David LOCKWOOD, "Prominent among the early settlers of Mead township: migrated from near Wheeling Creek in 1800 and located in Dillies Bottom in Section 6, being full of zeal and patriotism at the out-break of the Revolutionary War, he enlisted and served his country in that memorable struggle for liberty. He was taken prisoner and held by the British ten months before being released. In 1791 he was married to Miss Rebecca Thomas and reared a family of twelve children, six of whom were living in 1880. He was made one of the first associate judges of Belmont County, 1801, filling that position a number of years with honor and distinction and. Judge David LOCKWOOD was granted the liberty of naming the township; which he did in honor of his mother, whose maiden name was MEAD." Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.164,390.

1800 - Joseph FERRILL is listed in the 1800 Census of Hopewell Twp., Washington County, Penna. with 1 male under 10, 2 m. 16-26, 1 m. 26-45, 3 females under 10, 2 f. 10-16, 1 f. 26-45.

1800c- Among the early settlers on Wheeling Creek, Richland Twp., Belmont County, Ohio and St. Clairsville, Ohio were: William BOGGS, Alexander BOGGS, William BELL, William WARNOCK, Absolom TIPTON (m. Mary BOGGS), David KIRKPATRICK (m. Elizabeth BOGGS), Joseph McCONNELL (m. 1789 Sarah BOGGS), John CALDWELL (m. Jane BOGGS), James CALDWELL, John MARTIN, John BERRY, Daniel DILLE, and Jacob COLEMAN. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.164,225,248; McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), p.239-9.

1800 - Taxables in Washington Co., Penna. in 1800 include: Jacob BELL in Strabane Twp.; Levorton THOMAS, Edmond THOMAS, and Michael THOMAS in Nottingham Twp.; William THOMAS and Joseph THOMAS in Buffalo Twp.; and Samuel THOMAS in W. Beth. Twp.

1800 - Strabane Twp., Washington Co., Penna. Census for 1800, p.886, lists Jacob BELL as head of household with 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45.

1800c- Jacob BELL was an elder in the Chartiers Presbyterian Church. See Cumrine, Boyd, HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (1882), p.877.

1800 - Washington County, Penna Census, 1800 lists:

John LAWRENCE with 2 males 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, and 1 female over 45. p.708.

Alexander LAWRENCE with 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10 and 1 female 26-45. p.806.

1801 - Enos THOMAS and David LOCKWOOD officiated at several marriages in Jefferson County, Ohio from 1799-1803. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.425-426.

1801 - Belmont County, Ohio was created, 7 September 1801, out of what had been parts of Jefferson and Washington Counties. The later having included all of eastern Ohio and the territory westward to the Scioto River.

1801 - William WARNOCK, son of John WARNOCK (1767-1839), was born, 25 Sept 1801, on Peters Run near Wheeling, Virginia.

1801 - Anna BELL, (1801-1882) dau. of Jacob and Elizabeth (LAWRENCE) BELL, was born, 2 Oct 1801, in Chartiers (near Cononsburg), Washington Co., Penna and was baptized by the Rev. John McMILLAN of the Presbyterian Church of Chartiers. She married Benjamin LOCKWOOD.

1801 - Judge David LOCKWOOD presided on the bench, 24 Nov 1801, at the first Court in Belmont County, Ohio. The county seat then was a few miles up river at what is now Avondale, or the upper part of Shadyside. McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), p.47; BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.6,19.

1801 - James CALDWELL (1770-1838), son of James, came from Wheeling, Ohio Co., Va. and opened a general store in St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio about 1801. He became the first president of the Belmont Bank of St. Clairsville, Ohio, ca.1816; and he died in May 1838. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.226.

1801 - Joseph FERREL acquired 45 acres along Peters Run, Ohio County, Virginia from Henry DICKINSON. Deed Bk.4,p.469.

Joseph FERREL acquired Lot 101 in Wheeling, Va., on 20 Dec 1801 from John McDONALD. Deed Bk.5,p.58.

1801 - Ezekiel BOGGS, Jr. married 17 December 1801 to Mary TIPTON. He died 17 Mar 1850.

1802 - On 1 Feb 1802 Joseph FERREL acquired 20 acres on Peters Run from William SMITH; and 20 acres along Short Creek from John WAYTS. Deed Bk5,p.59-60.

1802 - James CALDWELL (1724-1804) made his will on 22 April 1802, in which he disposes of his large landed property as well as of his personalty. The will was entered for probate on 3 Sept 1804 (Order Bk.9,p.261) and is recorded in the office of the clerk of the county court of Ohio County, W.Va. in Will Book 1, commencing at page 64. He named as devisees: John CALDWELL, Samuel CALDWELL, James CALDWELL, Alexander CALDWELL, Joseph CALDWELL, and Elizabeth WILLIAMSON. Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.91.

1802 - "After he (James CALDWELL) had been for many years president of the Ohio county court, he was, August 2nd 1802, acting as foreman of a grand jury therein, and the court, desiring the presence of one of his grand jurors, ordered the grand juror to come from the grand jury room into the court. The foreman, James CALDWELL, who had been so long a member of this august tribunal, the county court of Ohio County, Virginia, seemed to have had but little respect for the then members of the bench, and positively refused to permit the grand juryman to leave the jury room in obedience to the court's summons. The result was that James CALDWELL, foreman of the grand jury was fined for his contempt, by the court in the sum of three dollars, and required to pay the costs incident to the proceedings." See Order Book of the County Court of Ohio county, No.8,p.192; Miller, Thomas and Maxwell, Hu, WEST VIRGINIA and its PEOPLE (1913), v.II,pp.5-12.

In Order Book No.8, p.85 of the County Cort of Ohio county appears an order authorizing the taking of the testimony of James CALDWELL, the elder, in perpetual memory that his nephew, James CALDWELL, son of Samuel, was the oldest son of the said Samuel, and in this order it recites that James CALDWELL was formerly of the county of Tyrone, in the Kingdom of Great Britain. On page 89 of the same Order Book, the deposition is ordered to be brought into court and to be recorded in perpetual memory. These proceedings show that James CALDWELL came from county Tyrone, Ireland.

1802 - James CALDWELL was representative from Belmont County to the first Ohio Constitutional Convention convening, at Chillicothe, 1 November 1802. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.6.

1802 - The homestead of Joseph and Jane (WARNOCK) FERREL was in the center of Ohio county, West Virginia, at the Head Spring on Peter's Run. He also apparently owned a place in Richland Twp. , Belmont County, Ohio. Cranmer, Gibson Lamb, HISTORY OF WHEELING, AND OHIO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (1902), pp.840-841; Cranmer, Gibson Lamb, HISTORY OF WHEELING, AND OHIO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA (1902), pp.840-841.

1803 - A list of associate judges in 1803 includes David VANCE, David LOCKWOOD and James ALEXANDER in Belmont County, Ohio. SCIOTO GAZETTE and CHILLICOTHE ADVERTISER, v.III,No.149, Saturday, 9 April 1803; Karen Mauer Green, PIONEER OHIO NEWSPAPERS (1986), p.205.

1804 - A deed for 120 acres along Wheeling Creek, to John WORNOCK states it is a quitclaim to the estate of William WORNOCK, who was the father of William, Jacob, James, Robert, and Jane FERRILL, Mary McDONALD and Martha STEWART (apparently conveying their interests to their brother, John). It is signed by Joseph and Jane FERREL, both by their marks. Ohio County, Virginia Deed Bk.5,p.431.

"In 1804 John WARNOCK migrated from now West Virginia, and settled on section 18, a half mile below where WARNOCK station is located (in Smith Township, Belmont County). He brought a wife and four children with him." John WARNOCK settled near the present site of Marbletown (Warnock's Station), and there built a sawmill, and in 1813-14 operated a wollen factory. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.164,172-174,390-394,417.

1804 - On 17 May 1804 Ezekiel BOGGS of Richland Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio made his will. He mentions sons Ezekiel, Francis, William and Alexander; daughters, Rebecca MARTIN, Sarah McCONNELL, Jane CALDWELL, Alice McCULLOCK, Mary TIPTON and Elizabeth FITZPATRICK or KIRKPATRICK. He names William W. WILLIAMS and David McWILLIAM his executors. Witnesses were Andrew MARSHAL and William MATHERS.

1804 - James CALDWELL (1724-1804) died in August 1804 at Wheeling, Ohio County, Virginia at his residence on Main Street, on the site of the lot occupied by the residence of Dr. L. S. SPRAGG (in 1913), on the east side of such street, between Eighth and Ninth streets, and directly opposite the LIST family homestead (in 1913). Miller, Thomas and Maxwell, Hu, WEST VIRGINIA and its PEOPLE (1913), v.II,pp.5-12

1804 - David LOCKWOOD received a bounty of $2.00 for a wolf scalp killed, 14 August 1804. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.174.

1805 - William WARNOCK, of Highland Co., died in 1805, while visiting relatives at Peter's Run, Ohio County, Virginia. His wife, Mary Ann and her brother, James JOLLY, were appointed administrators of his estate on 22 Dec. 1805. He left children: David, Elizabeth, and Rebecka. Mary Ann as his widow and her brother James JOLLY were appointed guardians on 28 June 1809. McBride's WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS, GUARDIANSHIPS AND ADOPTIONS, HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, 1805-1880). (I wonder if Mary Ann and James JOLLY were somehow related to the Grace JOLLY who married William BOGGS, brother-in-law to John CALDWELL?) See also Daniel Scott, A HISTORY OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO (1890), Chap.23,p.103.

1805 - A Zephania BELL married 21 Aug 1805, in Belmont County, Ohio to Ann PRICE.

1805 - The will of Ephraim LOCKWOOD in Ohio County, (West) Virginia, dated 7 Sept 1805, names devisees as follows: Wife, Susannah LOCKWOOD; sons David LOCKWOOD, Benjamin LOCKWOOD, Jacob LOCKWOOD, William LOCKWOOD, Joshua LOCKWOOD; daughters, Dimees BROWN, Lawrence (Lavinia?) LOCKWOOD, Rachel STEENROD, Mary BUCHANNAN, Abigail STEENROD, Elizabeth LOCKWOOD. Executors were wife, Susannah LOCKWOOD and John FARIS. Witnesses were Alexander PETTISTS, David McINTIRE, and Thomas HOWEL. Ohio County Will Bk.1, p.74; Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS (1978), p.95.

1805 - Jacob Mead LOCKWOOD, son of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, was born 25 September 1805. He married, 15 Oct 1829, to Caroline C. COLEMAN, who was born 6 May 1811. This union resulted in five sons. His first wife died 9 Aug 1969, and he married second, 27 Mar 1873, to Sarah L. CARBON. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.394.

Leonard COLEMAN, born 14 April 1754, in Morris County, New Jersey, son of Jacob and Mary (KARIS) KOOLMAN, moved from Morris County, New Jersey together with the LAWRENCES and BELLS, and settled first in Washington County, Pennsylvania before purchasing 96 acres of land in Belmont County, Ohio from David LOCKWOOD, 6 June 1796. See Chambers' THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY; BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.111.

1806 - In 1806, John WARNOCK erected a saw mill on McMahon's creek. This mill was run by him for a number of years, and was the first one built in Smith Township, Belmont County.

1806 - Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS (1736-1806), wife of Ezekiel BOGGS, died 3 July 1806, at Wheeling, Ohio County, Virginia. She is buried at Stone Church Cemetery near Wheeling.

1806 - Alexander BOGGS served as commissioner in Belmont Co., Ohio from 1806 to 1818.

1806 - William FERREL married 1 Dec 1806, at Ohio County, VA, to Isabell CALDWELL, daughter of John CALDWELL and Jane (BOGGS) CALDWELL. They had a son Robert FERREL (1817-1866), and probably other children. (Ohio Co., VA Marriage Bk.1,p.104.)

1807 - John FERREL received a bounty of $2.00, in 1807, for killing one wolf six months old. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.174.

1807 - "DIED - At Fort Adams, Captain Benjamin LOCKWOOD, of the Army of the United States, formerly of this county." From THE WHEELING REPOSITORY Thursday, December 3, 1807, pg.223. Note: He was the son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (MEAD) LOCKWOOD.

1807 - Solomon BELL, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (LAWRENCE) BELL, was born 29 Sept 1807, in Washington Co., Penna. He married Emily STEVENSON. They had a daughter, Mary who married a BRYANT. Mary (BELL) BRYANT provided a sketch of the BELL family to Prof. John W. JORDAN of the Penna. Historical Society that is included in one of his volumes. She was a member of the Old Cannonsburg Chapter D.A.R.

1808 - Glenn Daughton of Cocoa Beach, FL wrote in 1975: "I am interested in the family of Emmaline (Amy) BELL, born 21 Aug 1808, the daughter of David BELL and Mary ABLE. She married Henry Palmer KEYSER (1805-1883) on 4 Aug 1825. They are buried in a cemetery along Ramsey Road on the old Dixon Myers farm in Section 14, Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio. I would also like to know the relationship between Oliver DUNFEE who patented land in 1809 in Belmont County and Thomas DUNFEE who settled in Belmont County around 1800. A marriage license was issued to Thomas DUNFEE and Grace LASHLEY on 21 Mar 1797, and is recorded in the Ohio County courthouse in Wheeling, W.Va. Also I am interested in the family of Elizabeth ALEXANDER who was born in County Armagh, Ireland, about 1796. She married in Belmont County on 16 June 1823 to James DUNFEE (1800-1863). She died 29 Jan 1876 and is buried with her husband in a farm cemetery on the old I. A. KEYSER farm, Sec. 7, Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio. James DUNFEE was a son of Oliver DUNFEE." Mr. DAUGHTON's lines were also related by marriage to KIRKLAND, TERRELL, DUNLAP and STEENROD.

Isaac KEYSER, b.25 Apr 1800, d.14 Feb 1868, married 8 May 1845 in Belmont Co. (Bk7,p.98) to Rebecca STEENROD, b.12 Jul 1818, d.9 May 1893. Both are buried in the Wegee M.E. Church Cemetery, Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio.

1809 - Simeon BELL, Barber KING, and John Williamson SEELY inventoried the estate of William BELL at Trumbull County, Ohio, 17 June 1809. William BELL was survived by his widow, Priscilla BELL, and Samuel BELL, "son and only heir." Mrs. Grace Marvin Winnagle, ABSTRACTS OF PROBATE RECORDS, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO (1986), pp.14,15,

1809 - Anna (COSSART) BELL, wife of Onesimus "Simeon" BELL, died 21 April 1809. Her widower, Onesimus "Simeon" BELL married second, in 1813, at the age of 75, to his second wife, Nellie BLACHLY.

1809 - Among the residents of Richland Twp., Belmont County, Ohio, before 1809, were John BERRY, Alex. BOGGS, William BOGGS, William BELL, James CALDWELL, Elijah MARTIN, William WARNOCK, John WARNOCK, and Absalom TIPTON. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), p.248-249.

1810 - The tax list for Belmont County, Ohio, York Township, 1810, includes: Benjamin LOCKWOOD, David LOCKWOOD, Daniel THOMAS, Camm THOMAS, and Robert THOMAS. OHIO GENEALOGICAL QUARTERLY, v.IV (1940),No.1,p.296.

1810c- "When a boy, Benjamin LOCKWOOD observed a deer swimming across the Ohio river from the Virginia side. He secured his father's gun and slipped down along the bank, and after the deer landed, he shot it. This was all done under boyish excitement, and when a whole congregation left a church not far distant, to inquire the cause, Benjamin found he had shot a deer on the Sabbath day. Upon hearing the report of the rifle some of the people thought that Indians were about. But Benjamin enjoyed the fun, and laughed heartily." Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.391.

David LOCKWOOD, in the early settlement of Belmont county, together with other farmers, was greatly annoyed by the ravages made by wolves upon sheep. Secure pens were often built in which to keep the sheep during the nights. But this did not always stop the wolves. One night Mr. LOCKWOOD had several sheep killed. He built a trap with the sheep inside. It was arranged so that a wolf could enter, but could not get out. The trap worked and they were able to dispose of the wolves. See Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.391.

1810 - About 1810 John WARNOCK accidentally killed his brother-in-law, John WALTERS, in a hunting accident. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.175.

1810 - The will of Rebecca (or Rebeckah) WARNOCK dated 3 December 1810 left all her money, after payment of debts and funeral charges, to be equally divided between two nephews [sic] (grandsons?), David, son of William deceased, and William son of John, to be paid when they were 21; her cow went to son, Robert; and to her three daughters, Jane FERREL, Mary McDONALD, and Martha STEWART, she left her bed and bed clothes and body clothes, to be divided among them as they see fit. Witnesses to the will were the executor, John FARRIS, and Joseph and James FERREL. Ohio County, West Va. Will Bk.2,p.18; Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.99.

1810 - Census Ohio County, Virginia, 1810, lists:

FEROLL, John - 2 males under 10, 1 m. 10-16, 1 m. 26-45, 3 females under 10, 2 f. 10-16, and 1 f. 16-26.

FERREL, John ?, - 1 male under 10, 1 m. 10-16, 1 m. 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 f. 26-45.

FERRELL, Jemima - 2 males under 10, 1 female 26-46.

FERROLL, William - 1 male 16-26, 1 m. over 45, 1 female over 45.

FERRELL, Joseph - 2 males under 10, 2 m. 10-16, 2 m. 16-26, 1 m. over 45, 1 female 16-26, and 1 f. over 45.

FERROLL, William - 2 males under 10, 1 m. 16-26, 1 female 16-26, and 1 f. 26-45.

1811 - Robert CALDWELL (son of John and Jane (BOGGS) CALDWELL) married Rebecca FERREL on 7 May 1811 in Ohio Co., Virginia.

1812 - Robert WARNOCK went to Guernsey County, Ohio where he married Elizabeth BRATTON of Madison Township. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth BRATTON. Robert joined the Company of Captain Absalom MARTIN for service in the War of 1812. Robert WARNOCK was killed by Indians in the "Copus Battle" on 15 September 1812 near Mifflin, ten miles East of Mansfield, Ohio. His widow Elizabeth (BRATTON) WARNOCK (1787-1857) remarried, 8 Dec 1817, to Joseph LITTLE.

James WARNOCK also went to Guernsey County, Ohio, and after serving with Captian Absalom MARTIN in the War of 1812, he went to Indiana. William Wolfe, STORIES OF GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO (1943), pp.251,245; OHIO RECORDS AND PIONEER FAMILIES, v.1,p.45.

Captain Absalom MARTIN, a surveyor of the 7 ranges of Ohio purchased a tract in 1787, later becoming Martin's Ferry. He was born in 1758, in New Jersey. In 1788 he married Catherine ZANE, dau. of Col. Ebenezer and Elizabeth (McCOLLOCH) ZANE. Their son, Ebenezer MARTIN, born 1791, married first to Hannah McGLAUGHLIN, dau. of Ephraim and Betty (ZANE) McGLAUGLIN. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.134.

1812 - A Robert BOGGS (1792-1875) and James BOGGS, born 1794 both enlisted in the War of 1812 at Zanesville, Ohio and served under Col. R. McCONNEL in Capt. William McCONNEL's Ohio Militia. Robert BOGGS married 6 May 1819 to Elizabeth SPEAR. See Blwt 81926-160-55 and W.C.15312/Blwt 59676-160-55.

1812 - The first steamboat came down the river past Dilles Bottom, Ohio about 1812, terrorizing the inhabitants along the river banks. Within a few years, the Lockwood boat landing at Dilles Bottom was doing a thriving business.

1813 - James CALDWELL (1770-1838) of Belmont County was an Ohio State Senator 1812 and Representative to the Congress of the United States from 1813-1817. He married first to Malissa Ann RAY. He married second to Anne BUCHER. McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), p.62-63.

1813 - Onesimus "Simeon" BELL married second, in 1813, at the age of 75, to his second wife, Nellie BLACHLY.

1813 - "Tell the men to fire faster, and not to give up the ship." These were the last words of Captain James LAWRENCE, naval hero. Commodore Perry carried the words on the flag at the famous battle of Lake Erie later the same year--1813. - Right Rev. William LAWRENCE. See Fowler, Jessie and Fowler, Gene Lockwood, VOICES (San Francisco 1933), p.91.

1813 - In 1813, a fulling mill was erected in Smith Township, Belmont County, by John WARNOCK, in which cloth was fulled and dressed. Several years later he put in carding, spinning and weaving machines. In 1819, William WARNOCK, son of John WARNOCK, took charge of this factory and operated it until 1834, when Robert McGREW bought it. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), pp.395,398.

1814 - David LOCKWOOD purchased 151 acres of Government land in the SE quarter, sec.28,Twp.5,R.4 of the Steubenville district, 25 June 1814. Patent No. 3707 for this land was registered at the Steubenville Land Office on 12 Jan 1816.

1815 - James CHAPLINE, of Ohio County, Virginia, made his will, 7 January 1815. Devisees were: Samuel, Alexander, Moses, Hamilton, Zane, Henry, John, Moses and Mary CHAPLINE. Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.91.

1815 - Mead Township, Belmont County was formed from Pultney and York Townships in 1815. Judge David LOCKWOOD was granted the liberty of naming the township in honor of his mother, whose maiden name was MEAD. - From Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.390.

1815 - James FERREL, son of Joseph and Jane (WARNOCK) FERREL, married, 6 Apr 1815, in Ohio County, Va. to Sarah BOGGS, dau. of Francis and Margaret (CALDWELL) BOGGS. They had children: Francis FERREL, b.1820, md. 1st Martha HOLMES, md. 2nd Mary ROSCOE; Adeline FERREL md. Jackson KENNON; and Isabella FERREL, b.1829, unmarried and living with mother in 1860; perhaps others. E. B. Saunders, BOGGS FAMILY GENEALOGICAL REPORT (1981), pp.23.

1815 - The will of Ezekiel BOGGS, dated 17 May 1804, was probated on 7 June 1815, at St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio.

1815 - William and Isabelle FERREL sold for $420, on 3 June 1815, a tract of land on the Waters of Peters Run which contained 20 acres of land. The grantee was John LISK. The deed recites that this was land which had been conveyed to William FERREL by Joseph FERREL, and cornered to Joseph FERREL and Samuel HESTWOOD. Ohio County Deeds Book 8, p.293.

1816 - There is a bill of sale of property in the estate of William FERREL, deceased 14 Mar 1816, amounting to $542. This William was probably a brother or father of Joseph FERREL, Sr.

1816 - Mary LOCKWOOD (1799-1881) married, 1816, Henry Hopkins MOTT (1786-1855). See D.A.R. Lineage Books.

1816 - "In 1816 David W. BELL established a boat yard in Wheeling, where for the following ten years he engaged extensively in boat building and running keel-boats. At the same time he operated two smaller yards, on of which was located at Pipe Creek (Ohio) and one at Round Bottom (W.Va.). Gibson Lamb Cramner, HISTORY OF WHEELING CITY AND OHIO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, p.70-71.

1816 - Aaron BELL patented land in Plain Twp, Wayne Co., Ohio, 2 Aug. 1816. Bk.22, p.106; OUR WAYNE COUNTY HERITAGE No.1, p.4.

1817 - Mathew BOGGS of Ohio County, Virginia, made his will, 25 January 1817. He names Martha BOGGS. Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.90.

1817 - Robert FERRILL, son of William and Isabel (CALDWELL) FERREL, was born in Ohio County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1817.

1817 - Joseph FERREL, Jr. married Esther MORROW on 20 Jan 1817, in Ohio Co., Va.

1817 - On 13 Sept 1817 Joseph FERREL conveyed 238 acres plus movable property to Moses FERREL. The deed contains an exception of a quantity "for Jane" equal to her sisters lot, when she marries or leaves. Moses FERREL is to pay $400 to John WAYTS; $165 to John McBRIDE; $260 to Rebeckah CALDWELL, wife of Robert; $130 to Mary POLLOCK; $260 to James FERREL. Moses is also to provide John and Cornelius FERREL with a horse bridle and saddle each worth $70 if they continue to live with him until they are 20; which Moses has promised to let them do. Ohio County, Virginia Deed Bk.9,p128.

In 1825, Moses FERREL deeded a total of 100 acres of the 238 acres acquired in 1817 from Joseph FERREL, to Cornelius, Jane and Joseph FERREL, providing it is to Jane and Joseph for surety for their lives, then to Cornelius. Ohio County, Va. Deed Bk.10,p.520.

1818 - It appears that Sarah (BELL) DRAKE, wife of Abraham DRAKE and daughter of Onesimus "Simeon" And Anna (COSART) BELL, died before 1818, since she is not mentioned in her husband's will. Abraham DRAKE of Howland, Trumbull County, Ohio, made his will, 21 March 1818, and it was proved, 17 November 1818, by Miller BLACHLEY and Dan EATON. He named children: Sarah MILLER, Elizabeth, Jacob, Simeon, Aaron, and provided for "other heirs" not of lawful age. Sarah MILLER was named Executrix, and Miller BLACHLEY and Dan EATON were named Executors. In June 1919, George DRAKE, "being above the age of 14, chooses Miller BLACHLEY as guardian; Jacob DRAKE was appointed guardian to Amos DRAKE till 14. Mrs. Grace Marvin Winnagle, ABSTRACTS OF PROBATE RECORDS, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO, (1986), p.53.

1819 - The will of Onesimus BELL was dated, 4 January 1819, at Morgan township, Green County, Pennsylvania, and probated, 17 July 1826. He "old and infirm" mentions or provides for (in order given):

Five children of son Joseph, deceased, $500 in a year;

Children of son Nathaniel, deceased, as they come of age;

Son Simeon;

Children of daughter, Elizabeth CASE, deceased;

Grandson, Samuel CASE;

Children of daughter, Sarah DRAKE, deceased;

Son Jacob.... & for his 2d son Simeon or Onesimus;

Son Aaron....his daughter Eliner;

Daughter Anna LAWRENCE;

Daughter Phebe BLATCHLY;

Children of son, John, deceased;

"...wife that is deceased...;"

"...wife that is now..."

Son Aaron and grandson Daniel were named administrators, and were to see to the gravestone of Onesimus BELL's (first) wife, "the mother of the forgoing children." Witnesses were Samuel LAUSE and Daniel HEATON (or EATON).

1819 - Randolph LAING married, 8 Aug. 1819, to Susanna LOCKWOOD (1801-1836), daughter of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD. Randolph LAING owned property in Section 35, Mead Twp., Belmont County. H. C. Mead Co.'s ATLAS OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1888), p.59.

1820 - Judge Alexander BOGGS (1766-1820), son of Ezekiel and Jane (JOHNSON) BOGGS, was shot and killed while presiding on the bench in Belmont County Court in St. Clairsville, Ohio on 17 Jan 1820. At the time, his wife, Hannah (MARTIN) BOGGS was expecting their eleventh child.

1820 - Census of Guernsey County, Ohio for 1820 lists James WARNOCK with 1 male over 45, 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female over 45, 2 females under 10, and 2 females 10-16.

James WARNOCK married Jannet --?--. She died and is buried in Birmingham, Guernsey Co., Ohio. After she died, James sold his land and left for Indiana.

1820 - The 1820 Census of Mead Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio lists David LOCKWOOD on page 199.

1820 - Benjamin LOCKWOOD, son of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, married, 11 April 1820, at Chartiers, Washington Co., Penna., to Anna BELL, dau. of Jacob and Elizabeth (LAWRENCE) BELL. They were married by Rev. John McMILLAN in the Presbyterian Church of Chartiers. See D.A.R. Lineage Books; Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.394; H. C. Mead Co.'s ATLAS OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1888), p.59.

1820s- "The LOCKWOODS, both David and Benjamin, were great hunters as well as valiant soldiers. Benjamin was attacked at one time by a horde of howling wolves and only escaped death by the speed of his alarmed and excited beast." McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), p.301; Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.391.

1821 - In 1821 David LOCKWOOD erected a grist mill at Dilles Bottom, Ohio, in Section 18, and in connection ran a distillery.

1821 - Sheperd FERRELL married Mary DUNFEE, sister of Thomas DUNFEE, on 5 July 1821, at Belmont County, Ohio. Marriage Book B, p.155; Catherine Fedorchak, BELMONT COUNTY OHIO BEFORE 1830.

1822 - John P. FERRELL, born between 1775 and 1794 (probably closer to 1775, considering that he had 12 children before he died), died in Monroe Co., Ohio, 1822. He married Sarah --?--, who was "mother of all twelve of his children." After his death, she married a William MARTIN. Carolyn WESTBERRY of Callahan, California, thinks it more likely that Sarah was mother of only the younger children, since, according to census and other records, she was born in the late 1790's and would have been too young for twelve children before 1822. The children of John P. FERRELL were: Alexander, born 1794-1804, married Rebecca ICE; Elizabeth, born 1793, married John HUTCHISON, of Monroe Co., Ohio; Nancy, born 1803, m. James BAKER of Belmont Co., Ohio; Lucinda FERREL married John QUIGLEY, of Muskingum Co., Ohio; Mahala FERRELL married Job SMITH of Belmont Co., Ohio; John FERRELL of Tyler Co., WV; Hiram FERREL; Harriet FERREL m. James ELSON; Matilda FERRELL, b.1821, m. first, Henry DRUM and 2nd John BROWN; Marinda (1816-1907) m. Richard Woodward McNASPY of Washington Co., Ohio; Simeon FERRELL, b.1818; and Lewis FERRELL, b.1820, of Muskingum Co., Ohio.

After the death of John P. FERRELL, his oldest son, Alexander FERREL (He married Rebecca ICE and was an early settler of Monroe Co., Ohio "from Maryland"), filed suit to obtain all of the land from the other heirs. Included in the grants and legal actions that ensued, was a record that a Joseph and Jane FERRELL of Ohio Co., Virginia, had signed over their land interests to John P. FERRELL in 18?? (date illegible) "for love and affection" and in appreciation of their support they received from him.

John P. FERRELL's daughter, Marinda FERRELL, born 11 Sept. 1816, in Ohio, was adopted by Rev. John CLINGHAM after her father's death and her mother's remarriage. Marinda FERRELL married Richard Woodward McNASPY, 1857, in Monroe Co., Ohio, after the death of his wife, Hannah MILLER. They named their first born daughter Roberta Newman McNASPY.

Information from Carolyn Cross Westberry, Rt.4, Box 278, Callahan, FL 32011.

1823 - James BOGGS and Mary W. DYER were married, 24 June 1823, at Pendleton Co., Virginia.

1823 - Simeon BELL acquired land in Pike Twp., 1823, and in Franklin Twp., 1825, in Wayne County, Ohio. OUR WAYNE COUNTY HERITAGE No.1, p.4.

1825 - In 1825, Moses FERREL deeded a total of 100 acres of the 238 acres acquired in 1817 from Joseph FERREL, to Cornelius, Jane and Joseph FERREL, providing it is to Jane and Joseph for surety for their lives, then to Cornelius. Ohio County, Va. Deed Bk.10,p.520.

1825 - On 16 July 1825, Samuel BELL signed the will of Robert DRAKE, of Howland, Trumbull Co., Ohio, in the presence of James DUNLAP and John HANK, witnesses, and at the request of the testator. Mrs. Grace Marvin Winnagle, ABSTRACTS OF PROBATE RECORDS, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO, (1986), p.53.

1826 - Samuel CALDWELL of Ohio County, Virginia, made his will, 4 March 1826, Devisees were Samuel and James CALDWELL, John McCRAKEN, and Jean MELAY. Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.91.

1826 - It is said that Onesimus "Simeon" Bell died in Trumbull County, Ohio. The will of Onesimus BELL dated, 4 January 1819, at Morgan township, Green County, Pennsylvania, was probated, 17 July 1826. He "old and infirm" mentions or provides for (in order given):

Five children of son Joseph, deceased, $500 in a year;

Children of son Nathaniel, deceased, as they come of age;

Son Simeon;

Children of daughter, Elizabeth CASE, deceased;

Grandson, Samuel CASE;

Children of daughter, Sarah DRAKE, deceased;

Son Jacob.... & for his 2d son Simeon or Onesimus;

Son Aaron....his daughter Eliner;

Daughter Anna LAWRENCE;

Daughter Phebe BLATCHLY;

Children of son, John, deceased;

"...wife that is deceased...;"

"...wife that is now..."

Son Aaron and grandson Daniel were named administrators, and were to see to the gravestone of Onesimus BELL's (first) wife, "the mother of the forgoing children." Witnesses were Samuel LAUSE and Daniel HEATON (or EATON).

1826 - In 1826 Benjamin LOCKWOOD moved near the Ohio river where he engaged in pursuit of farming, merchandising and boat building. The LOCKWOOD's were interested in the Steamboat Business. Benjamin LOCKWOOD owned a Steamboat named "THE CONSIGNEE" which blew up. No one chanced to be injured. Benjamin LOCKWOOD owned vast orchards, estates employing hundreds of men in the grain fields, for his live stock, lumber mills, grain mills, etc. "He lived like a king", but so liberal of heart was he that he gave to each of his many employees a home, equipped with implements, livestock, etc. - From Jessie Duval FOWLER, dau. of Elizabeth (LOCKWOOD) FOWLER.

"A business of importance on the river was the loading of large boats -- barges -- with apples, potatoes, and floating down the river to the southern markets. Benjamin LOCKWOOD, William GALLAHER, and many others, were engaged in this style of produce marketing. These produce boats were floated as far south as New Orleans, and after the cargoes were sold, the boat itself was sold. Hence, new boats were constructed for each year.

"The LOCKWOOD BOAT YARD near the mouth of Pipe Creek was a busy place. A score or more of men worked there. Ship-carpenters, from apprentices to master boat builders, worked for twelve hours a day. Thomas M. GALLAHER related, "We lived but a little way from the Ohio River, and even as a small boy, my uncles often took me to the river and the many boats were of tireless interest to me. Tow Boats, packets, barges, small craft, skiffs, johnboats -- all were familiar to me while yet a small chap. I spent much time watching the boat builders when but seven or eight years of age. Men shaving the wooden pins used to pin on the bottom planks. Men fitting the great gunnels together. Men shaping the ends of the gunnels. Men boring the five-foot holes through the placed gunnels for the bolting of them together. These long goat augers were driven by hand, of course. In truth, the tools themselves, were the only machines, all done by hand of the expert workmen. The huge bolts used to hold the gunnel timbers together were called rag bolts. When the gunnels were shaped and bolted, they were placed in proper position, and the bottom floor timbers in position, the bottom planking was pinned to the gunnels and the bottom timbers. The boat was thus built bottom-side up, and the caulking done, and then the hull was launched or slid into the water on smooth poles well 'greased' with soft soap. The hull being bottom up, was then turned over so the finishing could be accomplished -- check posts, decking, and such bins and cabins as were needed added the finishing strokes, and the boat was ready for loading.

"A 140-foot Long Boat, 30 feet wide, and five or six feet or more in depth, up-side down in the water, ready to be righted, would be a problem today without modern machinery. But to those sturdy boat builders who had learned to overcome all ordinary difficulties, just a mere matter of well-known routine; Poles were lashed to one side of the bottom to hold sufficient stone to sink that side well down, and to raise the other side well up in the air. A windy day was selected, and the craft placed so that the wind caught the side up in the air, and a good blast of wind carried the boat over right side up, the loose stone falling off. The spectacle of turning the boat right side up, and the great crash and splash made when the feat was accomplished, always brought all the boys in reach and many adults as well to see the show. Indeed, such a novelty would be worth seeing today, and would doubtless attract many spectators.

"The boat now full of water was merely to be pumped dry, and the work of construction completed. The 'pumping' however, was really done by many men with large buckets all bailing the water out and in a remarkably short time, the boat set high and handsome on the water. Not so long after the finishing, the boat was loaded with produce, the crew selected, and the float began. Quite a venture for the young chap that made his first trip down where the 'darkies' clambered aboard willing to trade oranges for apples, or dance and sing for an apple.

"The boats that plied the waters up and down night and day were of admiring interest. The large packets that carried both freight and passengers were beautiful in their bright paints, their churning wheels, the great waves they flung shoreward, and the graceful movement as they glided over the water. Their passing has always been missed by me -- a loss of something beautiful to look upon. I remember the Eagle, the Gray Eagle, the Golden Eagle, the Courier and the Express. The Hudson, the Potomac, the James Reece, the Telegram, the Liberty, the Phaeton and the Comfort.

"The Comfort was a low-water packet that blew up just below Pipe Creek Landing with the loss of nine or ten lives. The Phaeton blew up farther down the river with loss of life also. The Potomac was the first boat to carry that steam-whistle musical machine known as the 'Caliope'. How that weird music thrilled us when heard at a distance through the still night." Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1827 - In 1827 Benjamin LOCKWOOD was appointed postmaster at Dille's Bottom, which office he held for forty years. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.164,172-174,390-394,417.

1827 - A Zelik FERREL married, 22 April 1827, at Belmont Co., Ohio, to Elizabeth DALLAS, born 20 July 1804, daughter of James Alexander DALLAS and Frances (PERSONETT) DALLAS. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.112.

1828 - The will of Moses FERREL, dated 10 Dec 1828, leaves to wife, Mary for life, then to sons, John and Joseph all land owned, bought from father Joseph; each were to pay specified sum to his daughters Gean and Margaret. The appraisers for his estate were John and Cornelius FERREL. Ohio County, Virginia, Will Bk.3,p.15.

1829 - Elizabeth (LAWRENCE) BELL, born 31 Mar 1767 Morristown, New Jersey, died, 13 Jan 1829, Washington County, Penna. She was wife of Jacob BELL (1769-1842). - Fowler, Jessie and Fowler, Gene Lockwood, VOICES (San Francisco 1933), p.93.

"It is said by immediate relatives, that she is related to Bishop William LAWRENCE and to Capt. James LAWRENCE," naval hero of the War of 1812. - Info from Jeanette Jones of Parkersburg, W.Va.

1830 - The 1830 census of Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio lists Benjamin LOCKWOOD on page 288, and David LOCKWOOD on page 292.

1830 - Heads of families on the 1830 Census of Ohio Co., Va. include:



1830 - In 1830 Joseph and Esther (MORROW) FERREL conveyed 19 plus acres along Middle Wheeling Creek to Cornelius FERREL. Ohio County, Va. Deed Bk.15,p.459. After Cornelius acquired land in Licking County, Ohio, this tract was deeded back to Joseph FERREL by Cornelius in 1838. Deed Bk.22,p.392. "Most of Cornelius FERREL's land in Licking County, Ohio was near the towns of Amsterdam and Linnville, in Franklin Township; this is very close to the present Interstate 70 and US 40. The John FERREL from Brownville, Penna., who was a Revolutionary War soldier, was living in Perry Township in that county in 1840. He had a son, James FERREL. Franklin County, Ohio records show deeds from John to James and from John to Cornelius (but not whether the grantors are the same John). Also there are some from Cornelius to John.

1832 - Land belonging to the family of David LOCKWOOD consisted of several hundred acres, and extended from the Ohio River to the top of the hill in Dilles Bottom, Ohio. In the Spring of 1832, the LOCKWOODs moved from their log house on the river bank into their new handmade brick house a few hundred yards up from the river. They moved just in time to escape the destructive flood of 1832. This house stood until torn down by the Edison Power Company in 1949. Sons of David LOCKWOOD built and operated flour mills in Dilles Bottom on Big Run and on Pipe Creek. At one time Lockwood Inn and boat landing did a thriving business. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.19.

1832 - On 26 July 1832 David LOCKWOOD, a resident of Belmont County, Ohio, "aged 70 years the 16th of last March," made a declaration for the purpose of receiving a pension for his Revolutionary War Service. He states that "he entered the services of the United States in his sixteenth year. He was then living at North Salem in Westchester County, State of New York. He entered the service as a substitute for one Jonah WOOD, who had been drafted. This Jonah WOOD was a near neighbor of the applicant at the time." He further states that on the Spring following his discharge, he enlisted as a marine. He mentions a cousin Timothy LOCKWOOD who was discharged at the same time. See Pension File # W5030.

(Note: A Timothy LOCKWOOD, born 26 Oct 1735, married 1763 to Abigail MEAD, daughter of Jacob MEAD. This Timothy LOCKWOOD would have been an uncle to David LOCKWOOD.)

1832 - On 10 Aug 1832 John CALDWELL, a resident of Ohio County, Virginia, applied for a pension on his Revolutionary War Service. He declared that he was born in the year 1753 in Ireland, and at the age of ten years, emigrated with his father, James CALDWELL, to Baltimore, Maryland, thence in 1773 to that part of Virginia which was called later, Ohio County. He gives as character references the names of Col. Archibald WOODS, Capt. Alexander MITCHELL, Judge Alexander CALDWELL, William HOSKINS, General Moses W. CHAPLINE and others. "In 1836 reference was made to Judge CALDWELL (Federal Judge) of Ohio County, Virginia, who was a brother of John CALDWELL, the Revolutionary War Soldier." National Archives Pension File #S9146.

1834 - In 1834, Benjamin LOCKWOOD built a mill on Pipe Creek, about a mile from the Ohio River at Dilles Bottom, Ohio, The frame building was 40 by 50, three and a half stories high with four runs of buhrs and a capacity of 50 barrels daily." McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), pp.298-301; Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, p.391.

"The Lockwood Mill Dam was built on the rocks above the falls by drilling deep into the lime stone bed and then huge timbers were put in to hold the frame work of the structure, the heavy timbers supporting the heavy sheeting and raising the water level some twelve feet, making it possible to operate an overshot water wheel. This gave power to the largest mill in the Central States, and the largest saw mill at the same time, the saw mill using an undershot water wheel." Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1835 - In 1835, the City of Wheeling subscribed $500,000 towards building a railroad line from Wheeling to Pittsburgh.

1835 - Dr. Ephraim T. LOCKWOOD (1810-1888), son of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, married 1835 to Nancy Moriah COTTINGHAM (1814-1886). See D.A.R. Lineage Books.

1836 - "The Lockwood Saw Mill was built in 1836. The Fowler Mill and the McGraw Mill were built in the 1840's, and the Masters Mill later. At this time the clearing of farms really began, as little timber had been cut near these mills. The mills were kept busy - in fact they operated day and night. The streams furnished the water power the greater part of the year. During the first twenty years that these mills were in operation, there was but a small part of the timber sawed. The greater part of the timber was destroyed by rolling into heaps and burning, or dumping into ravines and there leaving it to rot. --- This method of doing away with the timber was continued for many years. --- There was no finer walnut, poplar, ash and oak found anywhere in the country,or ever grew, than that which was destroyed back in those early pioneer days in and around Dilles Bottom and Pipe Creek." Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1838 - James CALDWELL died, 5 May 1838, at Wheeling, Western Virginia. "Born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 30, 1770; he moved to Wheeling, with his parents, at the age of 5. In 1800 he became a resident of Belmont County, and was the first to open a store in what is now known as St. Clairsville, Ohio. He was a captain during the Indian Wars; twice elected to Congress; and President of the Merchants' and Mechanics' Bank of Wheeling. WHEELING TRI-WEEKLY TIMES AND ADVERTISER (May 10, 1838); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES OF WHEELING WESTERN VIRGINIA (1987), p.45.

1838 - S. BRADY married, 29 August 1838, at Wheeling, to Mary E. S. CALDWELL, daughter of Judge Alexander CALDWELL. This was a double wedding, for on the same day, Dr. William A. DAVISON married Anna CALDWELL, another daughter of Judge Alexander CALDWELL. WHEELING TRI-WEEKLY TIMES AND ADVERTISER (September 1, 1838); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES OF WHEELING WESTERN VIRGINIA (1987), pp.3,6.

1838 - Robert FERRILL, occupation Shoemaker, son of William and Isabel (CALDWELL) FERREL, married ca.1838 to Rachel --?--. They had children: William Watson FERREL m. (1) 1867 Josephine BARLOW and (2) 1872 Emily Ann LOCKWOOD; Emma F. FERREL; Rachel J. FERREL; James M. FERREL m. Margaret --?--; Sarah A. FERREL; and Elizabeth E. FERREL.

1839 - The will of John WARNOCK, dated 10 September 1839, names wife, Isabella; William, John, Sarah, Robert, and James WARNOCK; Jane ROBB, Isabella McMILLAN, Rebecca BIGGER. Belmont County, Ohio Wills; Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.99.

1839 - "William W. FERREL was born in the town of West Liberty, County of Ohio, West Virginia on September 18th 1839." - From the family Bible of William Watson FERREL in the possession of Scott FERREL of Modesto, Calif. in 1987. He was son of Robert and Rachel FERREL.

1840 - Heads of families on the 1840 Census of Ohio Co., Va. include:


1840 - The 1840 census of pensioners for Military Service taken 1 June 1841 [sic.], lists David LOCKWOOD in Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio., p.169.

1840 - John CALDWELL (1753-1842) is shown on the Census of Pensioners in 1840, as aged 90 years, living with Ezekiel CALDWELL, in Western Virginia.

1840 - General Moses W. CHAPLINE (1789-1840) died, 20 October 1840, in his 51st year. He was a son of Moses and Mary (CALDWELL) CHAPLINE. WESTERN VIRGINIA TIMES (October 28, 1840); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES OF WHEELING WESTERN VIRGINIA (1987), p.47.

1840 - Judge David LOCKWOOD (1762-1840) died at Dillies Bottom, Ohio near Wheeling, (W) Virginia, 27 Nov 1840.

"Man, who has no regard for law and order, who recognizes not the rights and views of others, refusing to be enlightened, is more to be feared than the most savage beast." - Judge David LOCKWOOD.

1841 - Elizabeth Ann LOCKWOOD (1818-1910), dau. of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, married 2 Oct 1841, to Elijah SECOR. She was a "real Daughter of the American Revolution", a member of the Lady Sterling Chapter in Seattle, Washington. See D.A.R. Lineage Books.

1842 - John CALDWELL (1753-1842) died in 1842.

1842 - Jacob BELL died 18 Nov 1842 in Ohio

1843c- The LOCKWOOD's were Presbyterians. Thomas Gallaher stated, "The Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church Building, erected in the early 1840's was the largest country church building in the state. --- It was forty by sixty feet with ten feet ceiling, and was often filled to capacity. --- It had pews to seat over 500 people, and by using some temporary seats, 600 could be accommodated. My paternal grand-father, John GALLAHER, Jr., donated all the native lumber and frame timber used in the construction, and the oak shingles that roofed it. Other families did their part, especially the LOCKWOODs. --- The leading families that supported this church were the LOCKWOODs, the FOWLERs, CRAIGs, BRICEs, GALLAHERs and WALLACEs." Early ministers at this church were Rev. ALEXANDER, Rev. WALLACE, and Rev. GREENLY. This church was sold to the Methodists, ca.1871, who continued services until 1882, when they sold the property to the Church of God, who later razed the church and used the lumber in erecting a smaller church a mile below." - Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960), pp.15-16,30.

1844 - On 2 Dec 1844, Rebecca LOCKWOOD of Meade Township, Belmont County, Ohio, aged 71 years, appeared in court for the purpose of receiving a widow's pension. She states that "she is the widow of David LOCKWOOD who was a musician in the Army of the Revolution, and whose services are fully set forth in the vouchers filed with the War Department." She further states that she was married to the said David LOCKWOOD on the fifth day of April 1792, that her husband, David LOCKWOOD, died on the 24th day of November 1840. She testified that the paper produced by her in court was the original record of her marriage taken from her family Bible and is in the writing of the said David LOCKWOOD and has always been in her possession.

This Bible record is included as a part of the Pension Application file #W5030 in the National Archives. The record gives the following information:

David LeWOOD was born March 16, 1762.

Rebeka Thomas LeWOOD was born April 6, 1773.

Married April 5, 1792.

Children Born:

Thomas LOCKWOOD December 15, 1794.

Levinia LOCKWOOD September 3, 1796.

Benjamin LOCKWOOD June 13, 1797.

Mary LOCKWOOD June 30, 1799.

Suzanah LOCKWOOD August 15, 1801.

Joseph LOCKWOOD April 9, 1804.

Jacob Mead LOCKWOOD September 25, 1805.

Johnathan Hopkin LOCKWOOD February 19, 1808.

Ephraim LOCKWOOD February 24, 1810.

Edmond LOCKWOOD September 8, 1811.

Rebekah LOCKWOOD January 31, 1814.

Lavinia LOCKWOOD January 27, 1816.

Elizabeth Ann LOCKWOOD July 26, 1818.

1844 - On December 2nd, 1844, "personally came Rachel STEENROD, resident of Meade township, County of Belmont, State of Ohio, who deposes and says: I am the sister of David LOCKWOOD deceased, late a pensioner of the United States. I was present at the marriage of my brother David to Rebecca THOMAS, --- They were married in Washington County, in the State of Pennsylvania, by the Rev'd John McMILLAN on the 5th day of April, 1792. I have often seen in their possession the family Bible, from which the paper annexed to the declaration of Rebecca LOCKWOOD has been this day taken. I know that paper to be the genuine and original family record. The names there written 'David LeWOOD' and 'Rabeka LeWOOD' are intended for David LOCKWOOD and Rebeka LOCKWOOD, the L being a abbreviation of the word Lock, as often used by my brother David. My brother David LOCKWOOD died in November, 1840 and Rebeka LOCKWOOD, who has made the foregoing declaration, is his widow. - Rachel STEENROD." Pension File # W5030. Also Holden, Frederic A. and Lockwood, E. Dunbar, LOCKWOOD FAMILY IN AMERICA (1889), pp.321-322.

1845 - Steam was introduced at the Benjamin LOCKWOOD mill at Dillies Bottom in 1845. They then opened the No. 8 seam of coal. The first mine was opened across the creek opposite the mill. Later they opened another some distance west, near the bend in the creek, below the falls. A third opening was made within the engine room at the mill. Each of these openings exploded, the last explosion killing two men, in the year 1859. Some fifty years later Mr. William BERRY re-opened this same mine. It again exploded killing three men. U. W. WALLACE, in the year 1872, opened a mine a short distance below the Lockwood openings. This opening exploded, injuring Lou BLAIR seriously. --- "At and near the mouth of Pipe Creek, much coal was taken from the bed of the river from the No. 8 seam, in those days called the 'Pittsburgh vein'. "When the river was low, the workmen built pontoons, placed these over the seam, then pumped or rather bailed the water out, thus exposing the coal which was wedged out, and loaded on boats. This plan of securing coal was among the very beginning of the coal mining industry in this part of Ohio. These pontoons had to be weighted down, the bottom caulked, and when that block of coal was out, the pontoon floated to another area and the work repeated. Besides the local market for this coal, the greater part of it was shipped to Wheeling, West Virginia and other river markets." Thomas Maywood Gallaher, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1845 - Grandchildren of Hezikiah and Elizabeth (LAYCOCK) LINDSEY of Clermont Co., Ohio, married FERREL's. John REECE (1825-1911), son of John and Nancy (LINDSEY) REECE, married 11 May 1845 to Nancy FERREL (1826-1851); and Elizabeth REECE (1827-1845) married 5 Jan. 1845 to Walter FERREL. Walter and Nancy FERREL were children of James and Martha (DICKERSON) FERREL.). Peterson, Mrs. John M., REUBEN LACOCK and HIS DESCENDANTS (Privately published, Gilbertsville, Kentucky 1970).

1845 - William FERREL, son of Joseph and Jane (WARNOCK) FERREL, died 2 May 1845.

1846 - Charles H. WILLIAMS of Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, married to Sarah C. THOMAS of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, at the residence of Benjamin THOMAS, and "according to the Order of Friends Society," on 12 January 1846. WHEELING TIMES AND ADVERTISER (January 15, 1846); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES OF WHEELING WESTERN VIRGINIA (1987), p.31.

1846 - William FERREL died 2 May 1845, in Ohio County, West Virginia. His estate was listed as a bed and three trunks, sold on 16 May 1846, for $9.50, its appraised value, to Robert FERREL, Rachel FERREL, and Isabella FERREL. Ohio Co., West Va. Settlement Book 5, pp.494,496.

1846 - E. J. STONE of Wheeling, was married, 3 August 1846, to Elizabeth THOMAS of Belmont County, Ohio, at the residence of Mr. E. THOMAS. WHEELING TIMES AND ADVERTISER (August 6, 1846).

1847 - Eliza (HALSTED) CALDWELL, of Ohio County, Virginia, made her will, 21 April 1847. She named as devisees: Alexander CALDWELL, Margaretta and Eliza GOOD; Mary BRADY. Ross B. Johnston, WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, (1977), p.91.

1848 - David Bell LOCKWOOD (1822-1869), son of Benjamin LOCKWOOD, married 16 May 1848 at Moundsville, W.Va. to Caroline ANSHUTZ, born 28 Nov 1828 in New Orleans. They had two sons, Benjamin A. LOCKWOOD and Lee LOCKWOOD. In 1871, after the death of her husband, Caroline (ANSHUTZ) LOCKWOOD removed with her family to Des Moines, Iowa. She had an interest in genealogy, and she wrote letters to her children on their ancestry, some of which are in the possession of William DeCOURSEY of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1849 - Moses W. CHAPLINE (probably grandson of Moses CHAPLINE and Mary CALDWELL), merchant of Fort Des Moines, Iowa and formerly of Wheeling, Western Virginia, married, 1849, to Margaret S. THOMAS, daughter of Benjamin THOMAS, Esq. of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, by Rev. John MOFFIT at St. Clairsville. DAILY WHEELING GAZETTE (October 3, 1849); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES OF WHEELING WESTERN VIRGINIA (1987), p.5.

1849 - In the possession of William DeCOURSEY is a copy of a certificate issued in 1849 which reads as follows: "Mr. David B. LOCKWOOD has contributed One Dollar in aid of the erection of the WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT which entitles him to all the privileges of Membership in the WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT SOCIETY. Signed Z. Taylor, President, Geo. Watterston, Secretary, Elisha Whittlesey, Gen'l. Agent, G. H. Cracraft, Agent."

1850 - Belmont County, Ohio, Mead Township Census, 12 Oct 1850, lists:

250-281 Rebecca LOCKWOOD 77 N.Y.

Jacob LOCKWOOD 45 Ohio

Caroline 39 Ohio

John 20 Ohio

Anthony 17 Ohio

Libertine R. 14 Ohio

Ephraim 8 Ohio

James 3 Ohio

284-285 Benjamin LOCKWOOD 53 years farmer Va.

Ann 46 Va.

Jacob A. 26 Ohio

Franklin 25 Ohio

Mary A. 22 Ohio

Alfred 21 Ohio

Eliza J. 18 Ohio

Angeline 15 Ohio

Ephraim C 13 Ohio

Elizabeth R. 11 Ohio

Sylvinus 9 Ohio

William J. 8 Ohio

Emily 3 Ohio

Allen JONES 20

Mary JONES 16

Ludinda TALBATT 50

Lucille BARE 21

1850 - Census of Ohio County, West Va., 44th District, 1850, lists:

261-280 Isabella FERRILL age 66 b. Penna.

Rachel FERRILL 38 b. Va.

256-273 Robert FERRILL age 30 b. Va. Shoemaker

Rachel 23 b. Va.

William W. 10 b. Va.

Emma F. 8 b. Va.

Mabel 4 b. Va.

James M. 2 b. Va.

596-620 John FERRELL age 40 b. Va.

Jane 40 Va.

John W. 17 Va.

May R. 15 Va.

Isabel 10 Va.

Robert N. 8 Va.

David H. 2 Va.

504-527 Jerimiah FERRILL 35 Va.

Martha 35 Penna.

Mary P. 12 Va.

Jane 11 Va.

Daniel 9 Va.

Thomas 7 Va.

Margaret 4 Va.

Sarah 1 Va.

(another child, Emaline B., was born 1853)

Jane FERRILL 35 Va.

208-218 Daniel FERRILL 39 Va.

Tabitha 33 Va.

John T. 15 Ohio

Charles S. 13 Ohio

William H. 11 Ill.

Daniel D. 4 Va.

Thomas M. 9/12 Va.

251-160 James FERRELL 26 Ohio

Jane Ann 21 Va.

Sarah 4 Va.

252-161 Joseph FERRELL 52 Va.

Ester 58 Va.

Mathew 26 Va.

Nancy 22 Va.

Rebecca 26 Va.

1851 - Harry CALDWELL, Broker, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was born, 4 March 1851, at Wheeling, W. Virginia; son of Alfred and Martha (BAIRD) CALDWELL; grandson of James and Ann (BOOKER) CALDWELL; and great-grandson of James and Elizabeth (ALEXANDER) CALDWELL. Harry CALDWELL was an early member of the Minnesota Society Sons of the American Revolution. MNSAR #284; NSAR #3784; William Henry Grant, MINNESOTA SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION YEAR BOOK 1889-1895 (1895), p.214.

1852 - George W. BARNES, born 1827, son of John and Ann (THOMPSON) BARNES, married, 14 January 1852, to Isabella FERREL. Isabella (FERREL) BARNES died, 8 May 1866. He married second, 1868, to Martha PRICE; and married third, 1873, to Lucretia G. HAMILTON. J. A. Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, (1880), pp.252-253.

1852 - Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, born 4 Apr 1773, died in 1852, at Dilles Bottom, Ohio, near Wheeling, West Virginia. She married, 5 April 1792, at Thomas Point, Pennsylvania to David LOCKWOOD (1762-1840). She was the daughter of Liverton Thomas, born in Wales, died 1803 in Pennsylvania. See Fowler, Jessie and Fowler, Gene Lockwood, VOICES (San Francisco 1933), p.93.

1852 - "The LOCKWOODs, while doing business on the river, and making money, met with many financial losses too. Some of their loses were very heavy, the greatest one being the loss of their fine steamer, 'The Perue'. This fine boat was partly built here (in Dille's Bottom), but was later completed at Marietta. It was built at a cost of $25,000, and placed on the Ohio River to operate between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. In the winter of 1852, on one of her trips going up the river, she was met with heavy ice before reaching Wheeling, and was dropped back to Moundsville, W.Va. where she later broke from her moorings, and was carried down the river. The crew stayed with her, and succeeded in landing her three miles below Moundsville just below Baker's Run. More ice came down the river, and the boat was broken up, and was a total loss. ---

"In the same year that the boat was demolished by ice, namely, 1852, there occurred in the spring of that year, the highest flood waters that had been recorded up until that time. The torrents carried away the barn that belonged to the Lockwood Tavern. It was the largest barn built in that section of the country at that time. It measured 80 x 60 feet, with a high roof, making it a monster building. So strong was this barn, that it was carried by the flood waters to Possum Creek, and there it hung on the head of the island, until the LOCKWOODs took the building down and brought it back and replaced it on its original foundation. It stood there until 1866, when William and Thomas GALLAHER contracted to move it to near where the Johnson Coal tipple stood, and there it was made into a store building for the Pipe Creek Coal Company." Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1853 - The first railroad train between Baltimore and Wheeling left Baltimore, 10 Jan. 1853. A banquet was held to celebrate the event at the McLure House in Wheeling, 12 Jan. 1853.

1855 - Eliza Jane LOCKWOOD (1834-1862), dau. of Benjamin and Anna (BELL) LOCKWOOD married, 1855, to Uriah Tebow WOODBURY (1832-1884). See D.A.R. Lineage Books.

1857 - William T. LAWRENCE of Guernsey County, Ohio was representative to the Congress of the U.S. in 1857-59. McKelvey, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1903), p.62.

1858 - The will of Joseph FERREL (Jr.), dated 25 Oct 1858, leaves property to his wife Esther and second youngest daughter, Nancy; the oldest son James was to live on the place and manage it; when Esther and Nancy had died, it was to be divided between the remaining children (or their descendants), listed as Nelly, Ann, James, Mathew, Jane and Rebecca. Ohio County, Virginia Will Book.

Jane (Mary Jane) FERREL married 4 Jan 1849 to John FOUNDS and moved to Wood Co., W. Va. and then to Meigs Co., Ohio. - Information from Helen Shaw of Ann Arbor, Mich. (1976)

1860 - Eliza Jane (LOCKWOOD) WOODBURY, died 28 May 1860, at age 28 years, in Dilles Bottom, Ohio. She was daughter of Benjamin and Ann LOCKWOOD; wife of U. T. WOODBURY; and mother of Charles Lockwood WOODBURY and Ida Bell WOODBURY. WHEELING INTELIGENCER (June 4, 1860); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGES AND DEATH NOTICES of WHEELING and the TRI-STATE AREA (1987), v.2, p.84.

1860 - Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio Census, 6 Aug 1860, lists:

273-250 Benjamin LOCKWOOD 63 Virginia Farmer

Ann LOCKWOOD 56 Pennsylvania

Franklin LOCKWOOD 33 Ohio

Sylvanus LOCKWOOD 19 Ohio

William LOCKWOOD 12 Ohio

Angeline LOCKWOOD 21 Ohio

Emily LOCKWOOD 14 Ohio

William JONES 21 Ohio

Note: An interesting tale about this "Bloody Bill Jones" can be found in Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960), pp.12-14.

1860 - Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio Census, 6 Aug 1860, lists:

274-251 ??? LOCKWOOD 23M Ohio

Jacob LOCKWOOD 55 Ohio

Caroline LOCKWOOD 47 Ohio

Liverton LOCKWOOD 23 Ohio

Ephraim LOCKWOOD 19 Ohio

James LOCKWOOD 14 Ohio

Sarah CARLO ? 20 Ohio

275-252 John LOCKWOOD 30 Ohio

Charlotte LOCKWOOD 22? Ohio

Emet LOCKWOOD 5 Ohio

Jesse LOCKWOOD 3 Ohio

Orsius? LOCKWOOD 1 Ohio

Margaret SMITH 9 Ohio

271-242 Edmond LOCKWOOD 50 Ohio

Sarah LOCKWOOD 35? Ohio

Elizabeth LOCKWOOD 14 Ohio

Benjamin LOCKWOOD 4 Ohio

Henry CARLISLE 19 Ohio Farm labor

1860 - Census - Ohio County, West Va., Wheeling (Triadelphia), 1860 lists:

440 Robert FERRILL age 43 b. Va. Shoemaker

Rachel 34 Va.

William W. 20 Va.

Emma F. 18 Va.

Rachel J. 14 Va.

James M. 12 Va.

Sarah A. 8 Va.

Elizabeth E. 6 Va.

Isabel 79 Penna.

1862 - Alexander LOCKWOOD, son of Major Jonathan and Jane LOCKWOOD of Moundsville, Marshall Co., Virginia, died at that village, 23 April 1862, in his 17th year., of Typhoid Fever. WHEELING INTELLIGENCER (April 30, 1862); Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGES AND DEATH NOTICES of WHEELING and the TRI-STATE AREA (1987), v.2, p.64.

1862 - "In 1862 Benjamin LOCKWOOD moved from the old tavern where he had been living to the David LOCKWOOD home on Pipe Creek, although he was still farming extensively in Dillies Bottom and reserving the old tavern barn. Jacob COLMAN kept the tavern and the post office and on the side, a few barrels of good old rye. --- The Lockwood tavern was managed by a man by the name of DUNLAP, whose son, Charley DUNLAP, became an official of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad." Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1862 - William J. PURDY married, 21 November 1862, to Sallie LOCKWOOD, daughter of Major Jonathan Hopkins LOCKWOOD, by Rev. James DRUMMOND in Moundsville, Marshall Co., Virginia. Carol A. Scott, MARRIAGES AND DEATH NOTICES of WHEELING and the TRI-STATE AREA (1987), v.2, p.22.

1863 - "Died at Dilles Bottom, Belmont county, Ohio, on Wednesday morning, February 18th, 1863, Cristie, infant son of David B. and Caroline A. Lockwood, aged six months."

He did but float a little way

Adown the stream of time;

Gently watching the ripples play,

And listening to their chimes.

He did but float a little way,

And putting to the shore,

Where a strip of silver sand

Mingled the waters with the land,

Went to dwell with us no more--

Stern word, nevermore.

1863 - William LOCKWOOD, son of Benjamin and Ann (BELL) LOCKWOOD, died at the battle of Chancellorsville, 2 May 1863.

A torn letter dated 10 May (1863?) from Benjamin LOCKWOOD to his daughter, Livenia (LOCKWOOD) WOODBURY, is in the possession of William L. DeCOURSEY of Minneapolis, MN. It reads "My dauter, We Received your Late Letter and Was glad to hear that you & Family was well. We are all in tolerable Health, and hope you are the same, but Sorofull in Mind on --torn-- the Sad news of the Death of our son William. According to the account in the --?-- field in the Battle at Chancellorsville, Va. on the 2 of this Inst. O Dauter what a Hart rending News it is to us all. Mother is very much troubled in deed as well as all the Rest of His friends & acquaintances. Poor Fellow. He was a brave soldier and stood a great deal of hard ships and Dangers before this Fatal Blow which caused his Death at Last. Willy was Respected by all of His Company always in good Cheer and spirits, but no more. I wrote to Jacob Lately. I want you to write to Him and Let Him know about our Sad news, and Death of His good Brother which will be soroful news to Him, and --illegible-- Him to take as good Care of his Self as He can and when ever --?-- from Him write to us on --?--. Best wishes to you all and take Care of those two Little girls and Remain your affectionate, Father, B. LOCKWOOD."

1863 - Appended to the above letter is a note from Emma LOCKWOOD (then age 16) to her sister Liva WOODBURY: "-?- Sabbath Eve, May 10 (1863), Dear Sister Liva, We are sad very sad to night. Our Dear Brother is gone, gone, gone, forever. We have just rec. the sad Inteligence. Emma FOWLER brought over the paper the New York Tribune. Oh. Dear Sister - is it not Sad news we cannot write to him & give him your Love as you desired. We cannot rec. any more letters from him he has gone to a far better & happier world. He always wrote such good letters. Dear Dear Willie - tell Annie and Ida what a Dear Uncle they have lost - Liva he always spoke of you and Jacob in his letters & would tell us to write to you often, but we will rec. no more letters from him. Come up Liva as soon as you can. We will be happy to see you. Write and tell Jacob as soon as you get this. Dear old Mother is very unhappy. Papa is not here. He went over to Moundsville to night as Gen. MULLIGAN is there with his brave followers who are fighting for what our Willie has fought - on the last - to be killed on the Battle field that is his reward for his bravery. Willie was fighting at Fredericksburg, Va when he fell we have not hurd the particulars from the Battle, but we plainly see his Name & that is enough. Dear Sister write soon. Kiss Dear Anna & Ida for me. I do not think Lis's Mark (FOWLER) should go to War. They are Fighting & will be everywhere that there are Soldiers. I hope Lis is not a Rebel. Vannie will write soon. He has been waiting until we could hear from Willie, but Oh how sad. - Your Sister, Emma."

1863 - A letter dated 17 May 1863 from Olivia (PADEN) LOCKWOOD to her husband, Jacob LOCKWOOD, reads as follows: "Padens Valley May 17th/63 Sabath afternoon. My dear Jacob, Its Sad very Sad news I have to write to you this time. Dear Willa is no more. He fell in the late Battle of Fredericksburg. He was killed on the 2nd of this month poor Willa its hard so good a boy as him had to be taken away from us & poor old mother & paps it will go so hard with them. I can't hardly believe that Willa is gone gone never to come to us again, but its to true for I see his Dear name amongst the list of killed in two of my Papers. I will send you Emma's and Paps letters which they wrote to me last. I see the above letter last Monday & did hardly believe that Willa was no more. thought I would wait until I would hear further, but I have not had any letter from Paps since the above so I expect it must be true. Oh how hard. but Dear you amongst the rest of us must bear it with patience & think how many thousands -?- hearts have been Saddened by this unholy War. Dear Willa had just written to me & told me when the War was over he would visit us & have a pleasant time amongst his old friends & spoke of enjoying the best of health. He wrote such a good letter was in fine spirits, but now is gone. I answered his letter, but not in time. He did not get it I don't think. I wrote for his Photograph for Liles Album. Poor fellow did not get my letter nor never will. I see names of Several killed in same Reg. 25th which are from Woodsfield & Baresville Joe Hull Garrison of B. You will find all if you look at the list of killed & wounded - Geo. W. MARTIN, 1st Liew. of Sardis wounded. He came home I heard the Post Master's son. Dear I have been so uneasy about your being away. When I don't get a letter I cant tell whether you are Dead or alive. its been three weeks since I heard from you the last letter written at St. Louis April 10th over 4 weeks ago if you have written since that time I never got it. its the longest time between dates of your letters for some time, but hope you will make up for it in future. the children & my self are well so are all the rest of the folks. Dear when do you think of coming to see us we want to see you so badly its seems a long time since you left us, but I expect you get use to being away from us & it does not go so hard with you as your mind is occupied by seeing new objects all the times. I have written two or three letters and sent you clothing and Deeds as you directed & have no reply as yet. I will wait anxiously for some good kind letters from you. I will write to you when I get a letter from you. I hope that wont be long. the children are out playing or they would have something to say too. The Small Pox is raging badly in Sistersville. we are afraid of it here as its spreading fast. but hope we escape. Write soon. from your Affect. Wife, O.A. LOCKWOOD.---

"Monday Morn 18th. I did not get a receipt for the Box. I got Mr. MARTIN to ask for one & he did but Charley -?- has not been on The Eagle since & that reason he did not get it. if you have not got the Box yet look after it in time. the Deeds all were sent in Box with clothes. I think the Box was sent by via Marietta, Ohio. Mr. MARTIN said so. - Yours Olevia."

1863 - A faded letter dated 20 June 1863 from Benjamin LOCKWOOD to his son, Jacob E. LOCKWOOD, is in the possession of William DeCOURSEY. It reads in part "Dilles Bottom, O. June 20 1863. My son, --?-- my well wishes to you. We all are Reasonably well at Present. I hope that you are the same. I wrote to you some time ago. I have enclosed these few lines in Liva's letter. She is here and those two --?-- children with her. I suppose that you have heard the sorowful news before now of the death of your brother, William who fell in the Last Battle on the Potomack. Fought and fell Like a Brave Soldier. Poor Boy is no more with us. We are very much grieved at his loss, but he died in a good cause, Honourable, with Thousands of other Brave Soldiers. We would went after him to bring him home but found out that he was buried among the Thousands and no chance to find him and could not be got for He was over the Lines and on the Battle Field of the Rebels. I wrote to J. H. LOCKWOOD to ascertain if possible if he was be found and got going after him I would send a letter --?-- to you as soon as we get any further notice of --?-- Remains? --?-- and if you have a good --?-- I would advise you to stick to it and do the Best you Can we are doing the best we Can. Mother is very much grieved about William and so we all are but we cant help all what is to be will be, but hope to meet Him in a world to Come for I think Willy has died happy. He was shot Dead through the head, Poor Boy. If we only knowed whether He could be got it would be a great Satisfaction to us but not without we got some word where He is before we go. I will just mention to you Something about your Business with HOOPER. The money that you owed Him that David gave his note for, Hooper called on David for it and sayed that he could not wait any longer. So David borrowed the money and paid him, and when you can get the Money, send it to your wife or to David and not to HOOPER. to pay of the Claims and save Interest be careful how you send Money for it is --?-- now. -- times is --?-- here. Your? --?-- Father, B. LOCKWOOD."

1863 - Jonathan Hopkins LOCKWOOD (1808-1892), son of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD and brother to Benjamin LOCKWOOD, was a Lieut. Col. of the 7th W.Va. Volunteers in the Civil War. He was wounded, 3 July 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa, and again on 1 Feb 1864, at Martin's Ford, Va. In 1869, at age 61, a resident of Moundsville, Ohio, he applied for and was granted a pension. He died, 28 Mar 1892, and his widow Jane (ALEXANDER) LOCKWOOD applied for pension in Oct 1893. Henry T. ANSHUTZ of Moundsville gave testimony in her behalf. Jane LOCKWOOD testified that she was married to J.H. LOCKWOOD on 17 Oct 1844 by the Rev. John SPENCER at Round Bottom, W.Va; that her maiden name was Jane ALEXANDER; and that he had been previously married to Sallie M. THOMPSON who had died before the 17 Oct 1844. Jane LOCKWOOD received pension W.C.#463,204. She died 17 Feb 1904.

1865 - The Lockwood and Burly Coal Bank was opened about 1865. This firm operated until 1879, when it changed hands and became The Pipe Creek Coal and Iron Company.

1865 - On 28 July 1865 Anthony T. LOCKWOOD, son of Jacob Mead and Caroline (COLEMAN) LOCKWOOD, applied for a pension on his Civil War Service as a Corporal in Co. F., 52nd Reg't Ohio Infantry. He testified that he was born at Dillies Bottom, Belmont County, Ohio and was living there at the time of enlistment. He stated that he married Adaline PICKETT at Flushing, Ohio. In 1915 He names a daughter, Caroline C., born 18 Mar 1868, died 26 Aug 1912, and a son, Harry T LOCKWOOD, born 18 Aug 1871, with whom he was living in Tarentum, Pennsylvania in 1915 (and with whom he was living at the time of his death, 27 Oct 1918). See Pension #SC60-723. Note: Anthony T. LOCKWOOD was named guardian of his cousin, Sylvanus LOCKWOOD (son of Benjamin) who had been declared insane due to injuries received in the Civil War - See Pension #SC863-449.

1865 - Thomas Maywood GALLAHER (1854-1942), in his youth, was an employee of Benjamin LOCKWOOD. He recalled the following:

"Benjamin LOCKWOOD handled more money than any other man of the pioneer days, he being at the head of all the LOCKWOOD interests. While doing a great river business, he was never seen to board a boat of any kind, doing all of his traveling on horseback. All of is long business life, his riding horse was always ready at the hitching post at 6 o'clock in the morning as regular as morning came. Mr. LOCKWOOD rode over the greater part of Belmont County, Ohio and Marshall County, West Virginia, carrying thousands of dollars along with him. A belt was used to carry gold and silver, while great amounts of state notes were carried in his hat. He always wore a high silk or 'stove pipe' hat.

Mr. LOCKWOOD was just robbed once. Two men stepped out from the shadows of the Fowler mill, and took hold of the bridle of his horse, and then lifting him from the saddle, relieved him of a small amount of money with him at the time. Mr. LOCKWOOD said that he knew both of the men, and that they were not bad fellows, and he did not expose them.

Mr. LOCKWOOD liked all of us boys, and we all liked him, and he often told us about his boyhood days. He would tell us of being chased by the wolves, saying that one day when a boy, he was sent to the shoe cobblers up Pipe Creek, and had to wait a long time for the work to be finished. While he was waiting it became dark. On the way home he heard the yelping of wolves and as he passed Tyrle Run a pack of wolves dashed after him. It was only for the fleetness of his fine little horse that he lived to tell the story. (This incident, was also recorded in Howe's HISTORY OF OHIO.)" GALLAHER goes on to relate several incidents that happened while he was an employee of Benjamin LOCKWOOD and that had been related to him by his father. Thomas Maywood Gallaher, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960), passim.

1866c- About 1866, one of Benjamin LOCKWOOD's produce boat, piloted by William GALLAHER and Jake BERRY, "broke into two pieces, while running the chute pass over the falls, the falls pilot having lost control. The cargo was principally flour. They succeeded in landing the broken boat, which was in two pieces, and luckily, the West Virginia State Prison was close at hand, so the convicts were rushed to the scene of the disaster to help unload the cargo of flour, which was gotten out of the water by the use of spike poles." Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1866 - Robert FERREL died in Ohio County, West Virginia, 16 May 1866, in his 50th year. He died of paralysis, and his wife, Rachel had given the information for the death record. Ohio County Death Records Book 1, page 20.

1867 - William W. FERREL married first, 25 June 1867, to Josephine BARLOW of Zanesville, Ohio. They had no children, and she died in February 1871. He married second, 23 Oct. 1872, to Emily Ann LOCKWOOD.

1868 - In 1868 a steam engine exploded at the Lockwood Milling Company at Dilles Bottom, Ohio, "killing two men, Thomas KING and Isaac McCABE. Thereafter steam was discarded and the mill was again operated by water power."

1870c. The following notes (exact date or source unknown) are copied from a stained yellowed torn piece of scrap paper found in the family bible (cover date 1843) belonging to Benjamin LOCKWOOD (1797-1881) and Anna (BELL) LOCKWOOD (1801-1882) of Belmont County, Ohio:

"Odessimus (or Onissemus) BELL and his son Jacob with two other brothers came from Scotland during the Catholic difficulty. Jacob BELL, son of Onissemus BELL was raised in or near Hacketstown (near Schooley's Mts.), New Jersey. They migrated to Pennsylvania.

Parents: Daniel LAWRENCE. wife Charity.


William LAWRENCE - uncle of Anna (BELL) LOCKWOOD

David (or Daniel)

Daniel LAWRENCE - Grandfather.

Some of William LAWRENCE's daughters married in Baltimore, Md.

William LAWRENCE, Judge of Bellfontaine, Ohio.

Daniel LAWRENCE had a brother Sylvanius LAWRENCE.

Onissemus BELL. - father came from Scotland.

Sons: Jacob BELL




1870 - Mead Twp. (P.O. Bellaire), Belmont County, Ohio 16 June 1870 Census:

LOCKWOOD, Benjamin age 72 born W.Va. Farmer

LOCKWOOD, Anna Belle 68 Penna

LOCKWOOD, Emily 23 Ohio

STEWART, Mary 28 Ohio Domestic Svnt.

STEWART, Nettie 4 Ohio

(Note: I wonder if Mary STEWART, b. 1842c. was a descendant of Martha (WARNOCK) STEWART, sister-in-law of Joseph FERREL?)


1871 - From Wiggins' and Weever's OHIO RIVER DIRECTORY, Wheeling, West Virginia residents in 1871 included:

James FERREL, hostler, Lee & Marshall Streets, Central Wheeling.

Peter FERREL, painter, Washington St., Southside near Main.

W.W. FERREL, assistant Assessor, Penn St. on the East Side

near Zane (lived on Wheeling Island).

1871 - Josephine (BARLOW) FERREL, wife of William Watson FERREL, died in February 1871. She had no children.

1871 - On 18 March 1871, at the time of the death of his first wife, Josephine (BARLOW) FERREL, William W. FERREL purchased a lot in Mt. Wood Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia. Ohio County, WV Deeds.

1872 - William W. FERREL married second, 23 Oct 1872, at Pipe Creek, Belmont Co., Ohio to Emily A. LOCKWOOD (1847-1866), dau. of Benjamin LOCKWOOD. W.W. FERREL had been employed as paymaster in the Johnson Coal Mine on Pipe Creek. The mine was owned at that time by Benjamin LOCKWOOD. William W. and Emily (LOCKWOOD) FERREL had children: Annie W. FERREL (1873-1896) m.1890 James BERRY; Benjamin FERREL (1874-1876); Carrie FERREL (1876-1942) m. Tom DUNFEE; William Lawrence FERREL (1878-1947) m.1902 Mary Ann "Mabel" STORRS; and Walter Lee FERREL (1882-1959) m.1907 Daisy Viola WILLIAMSON.

A May 1973 letter from Edwin CREAMER (born February 1886) to William DeCOURSEY reads in part as follows:

"I wrote to an old Lady Friend that went to School with Walter and Bill FERREL. I thought it was very interesting (see below). I was talking to a fellow from Jacobsburg the other Day. I asked him if he knew Tommy DUNFFEE. He said yes. He visits at Jacobsburg, but lives in Bellaire. But when He told me Tommy was 71 I couldn't hardly believe it. He said, Mr Creamer, Tommie DUNFEE was playing the Piano on a Radio Station in Chicago when I was a small boy. - Edwin CREAMER."

The following handwritten note was enclosed with the above letter:

"My recollection of the FERRELL family. Mr Watson FERRELL was the fathers name. He was called 'Wat' by his friends, of which my Grandfather was the closest. My Grandfather owned a Coal Mine (called a Coal Bank) in those days. Mr Ferrell checked the men in and out of the Bank, and kept account of the time in and out of the Bank, and kept account of the time worked. When the men were in the mine, he also took care of the scales. The mine supplied Coal for the local Farmers. Mr FERREL paid the miners weighed the empty wagons, and weighed them again when they were loaded. After an Explosion, Grandfather closed the mine. Later, Mr. FERRELL was elected Squire, and was serving as such at his death. There were four children. Anna was the oldest. She married Jim BERRY. They had two children, Clark and Litha. In 1886 there was a Cloud Burst in Upper Pipe Creek that caused a flash flood. The water was around BERRY's house. Jim put Clark on a Cream jar in the Milk Cave. Anna had Litha. Jim thot Anna was following him, but she wouldn't walk in the swift water. After he put Clark in the cave and went back to the house to get his wife and baby, a big log hit the house and they all were separated. Clark became a Doctor and he and his wife were Missionaries in Africa and Clark died two weeks after he landed in Africa. He died when he was 33 years old. I only remember of the FERREL boys being back to Pipe Creek once after they left, and that was when their father died. My mother invited them over for Dinner, and they said they would accept if she would have Fried Potatoes. They got their Fried Potatoes."

1872 - The Union Coal Works began operations, ca.1872, on the THOMPSON Estate opposite Moundsville, West Virginia. BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.19.

1873c- Ed E. STORRS (1848-1884), son of Adrian and Lovina (HOUGH) STORRS, married, ca.1873, to Elizabeth THOMPSON, dau. of George W. and Mary Ellen (PERRY) THOMPSON of Highland County, Ohio. They had children: Ella L.; Denver L. STORRS; Charles; and Mary Ann "Mae" STORRS married William L. FERREL.

1874 - Isabel (CALDWELL) FERREL, widow of William FERREL, died 24 Nov. 1874, in Wheeling, Ohio Co., Virginia, at the age of 91 years. Her death record states that she was born in Washington County, Penna. in 1782, the daughter of John CALDWELL. - Ohio County, West Virginia Death Records, Book.21, p.41.

1876 - B.R. FERREL died 16 Nov 1876, at age 11 months, in Mead Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio. In the old Mead Township cemetery is a marker to:


died 1876 ae. 11 months

Son of W. W. and Emily E. Ferrel

Many LOCKWOODs are also buried there including Benjamin and Ann (BELL) LOCKWOOD and David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD. The land for this cemetery was provided for in the will of Jacob Mead LOCKWOOD (1805-1886). William L. DeCoursey visited this cemetery in 1977. Many of the stones have deteriorated due to industrial air pollution; although some can still be read. There is a large monument on the grave of David LOCKWOOD, Revolutionary Soldier. Rerouting of SR 7 in 1969 may have taken some graves. There is a Tavern next to this Lockwood Cemetery in Dilles Bottom. The owner of this Tavern in 1977 was Mrs. Margaret BRKLYACIC, Rt.1, Shadyside, Ohio 43947. For a record of some of the graves See Powell, Esther Weygandt, TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS and FAMILY RECORDS OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1969), pp.56,311; See also Belmont County, Ohio Wills, Vol.D, p.394. See also LOCKWOOD.

Margaret KIRKLAND of Columbus, Ohio wrote in 1974, "I am sending a picture postcard of the Powhatan Mining Co. building with the cemetery in the background. This cemetery would be the one where the LOCKWOODs are buried. The terrain in this area has been changed because of the relocation of the NO.7 Highway down along the Ohio River. What the highway construction engineers have done in that area is to go in with bulldozers and to shear off the tops of those hills. Dilles Bottom doesn't even look like it did ten years ago. --- The children at school always claimed that on top of the hill behind the cemetery there was an Indian race track."

1877 - A celebration of the 80th birthday of Benjamin LOCKWOOD occurred on the 13th of April, 1877. A very pleasant family reunion was held at the residence of Benjamin LOCKWOOD, at Dille's Bottom on the occasion of the celebration of his 80th birth day. A large number of relatives and friends were present, among whom were two younger brothers, Col. J.H. LOCKWOOD of Moundsville, and J.M. LOCKWOOD of Dille's Bottom; two married daughters and their husbands, M.M. FOWLER, of Moundville, and William W. FERREL; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; Mrs. Jacob LOCKWOOD, a daughter-in-law, of Belpre, Ohio; W.H. SEYMOUR and wife, of Chicago; Sarah ANSCHUTZ, wife of a deceased brother; Mrs SWEENEY of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Mrs McCORMICK of Allegheny, sisters of Mrs (Anna BELL) LOCKWOOD; and Col. John THOMPSON of Moundsville. The day was spent pleasantly in recounting family history, and in reviewing and strengthening old family ties; in listening to some excellent music; in giving and receiving gifts, and partaking of a sumptuous dinner. After the good things had been properly discussed, Mr. W. H. SEYMOUR read the following acrostic:


Wheeling Creek, Va. 7-13-1797 -- "Lockwood's Falls, Ohio" 4-2-1881.

By Ida Lockwood (WOODBURY) SEYMOUR, New York City.

Beneath the weight of eighty that o'er thy head hath rolled,

Endeared to us who know thy heart is pure as virgin gold.

No longer in the springtime of boyhood's lightsomeness,

Joyous as singing winds that woo the Powers with soft caress,

Afloat upon Times ocean These days too sweet to last,

Mourning alone oftimes recalls the blythe and blissful past.

It lingers ever wistfully around that happy time,

Noting the years which in their train bring manhood's glorious prime.

Linger, sweet memories, while you may for Time must softly roll

Onward, e'er journeying onward until we reach the goal.

Cheerful ever, energetic, proud, honest, true and brave,

Knowledge hath made thy gentle heart "Secure amid the waves."

We honor Thee, old Patriarch, a good race Thou hast run

O'er nature's time allotted as the period of Life's span.

Our voices greet thee lovingly on this--thy natal day,

Dear to us all, long may it be ere thou art called away.


Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.164,172-174,390-394,417;

Fowler, Jessie and Fowler, Gene Lockwood, VOICES (San Francisco 1933) - Contains poetry for an by FERREL/LOCKWOOD/BELL ancestors and cousins.


By Elizabeth Rebecca (Lockwood) Fowler

1837 - Lockwood Falls, Ohio - Kansas - 1910

O! haunted mill, O! murmuring Falls,

O! crumbling, rustic gate,

Where snowballs, lilacs, roses grew,

The whippoorwill sang late.

Fair Romance sauntered 'long the road--

Abloom through tragic years;

Memories have strewn grey ashes there,

Ah! Time has dried the tears.

Beside a path grew "Bleeding Heart"

Where once our loved ones trod;

This Vision now in Heaven lives,

There at the Gate -- waits God.


1877 - Mrs SWEENEY of Washington, Pennsylvania and Mrs McCORMICK of Allegheny, sisters of Mrs Anna (BELL) LOCKWOOD, attended a celebration of the 80th Birthday of Benjamin LOCKWOOD at Pipe Creek, Ohio in April 1877. See Caldwell's HISTORY OF BELMONT AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, OHIO, pp.164,172-174,390-394,417.

(Note: A David BELL, born 31 Mar 1818 Wheeling W.Va., son of Thomas and Mary (GODFREY) BELL, worked for a Mr. SWEENEY in the glass manufacturing business in Wheeling. This David BELL married 1844 to Mary MOSSLANDER. However, there appears to be no connection between this BELL family and that of Jacob BELL of Washington County, Penna.) See Gibson Lamb Cramner, HISTORY OF WHEELING CITY AND OHIO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, p.693.

(An Andrew J. SWEENEY, "of the firm of SWEENEY & BELL, Wheeling," married, 26 Oct. 1848, to Mrs. Mary (MOORE) ROLSTON of Wheeling.) WHEELING TIMES AND ADVERTISER (October 27, 1848).

(A Thomas SWEENEY, Esq., married, 26 March 1845, to Jane Bell McFERRAH, daughter of John McFERRAH, all of Wheeling.) WHEELING TIMES AND ADVERTISER (March 28, 1845).

1878 - William Lawrence FERREL, son of William W. and Emily A. (LOCKWOOD) FERREL, was born 2 Oct 1878 in Pipe Creek, Belmont County, Ohio.

1880s- FERRELs buried in the St. Clairsville Union Cemetery include:

Capt. Thomas FERRELL 1877 ae ?.

Mrs. Sarah FERRELL 1873 ae 80 -possibly Sarah (BOGGS) FERREL.

Sarah TALLMAN 1841-1930.

Frances B. FERRELL 1820-1891.

Martha FERREL 1822-1865.

These graves appear to be of the family of James and Sarah (BOGGS) FERREL.

1880 - Belmont County, Ohio, Mead Twp., 1880 Census. Family #132-146.

Benjamin LOCKWOOD 83 Virginia New York Penna.

Annie LOCKWOOD 78 Penna. New Jer. New Jersey

W. W. FERREL 40 W.Va. W.Va. W.Va.

Emily FERREL 33 Ohio Virg. Penna.

Annie W. FERREL 6 Ohio W.Va. Ohio

Carrie FERREL 3 Ohio W.Va. Ohio

William FERREL 2 Ohio W.Va. Ohio

Martha GILMORE 25 Ohio Ohio Ohio

George HIGGINS 14 W.Va. Va. Va.

1881 - Benjamin LOCKWOOD (1797-1881) died on Pipe Creek, Belmont County, Ohio on 2 April 1881. His will, dated 13 May 1879 and filed 26 April 1881, gives a life estate to his wife, Anna B. LOCKWOOD, in the homestead "situated on Pipe Creek in Mead Township, Belmont County, --- it being a part of Sec.18, Twp.4, R3, beginning for the same in the center of Pipe Creek at W.V. WALLACE's line, thence up said creek with the meandering of the same (the mill dam and right backwater for the use of the mills is excepted) to P.A. CRAIG's line above the Presbyterian Church, thence along said CRAIG's line to KIRKLAND's line, thence with KIRKLAND's line to Susan CRAIG's line; thence with said CRAIG's line to Martin CRAIG's line; thence with said M. CRAIG's line to said W.V. WALLACES line; with said WALLACE's line to the place of beginning; ---". He ordered his executors to pay for a monument on the graves of his son Franklin LOCKWOOD and daughters Eliza Jane and Angelina WOODBURY. He bequeathed to his grandsons Benjamin A. LOCKWOOD, $1,000; Lee LOCKWOOD, $500; and to granddaughter Anna LOCKWOOD, $500; all residing in Iowa, heirs at law of David B. LOCKWOOD. He released, son Jacob E. LOCKWOOD from indebtedness in the amount of $8,526. He left $100 to grandson, E. Clinton LOCKWOOD; $500 each to granddaughters Ida B. WOODBERRY and Jeanetta M. WOODBERRY; "ten dollars to be paid in 10 years" to son Ephraim Clinton LOCKWOOD "whose residence is unknown"; $1000 to daughter Elizabeth R. FOWLER; to grandson Benjamin FOWLER, 6 acres of land in Sec.11, Twp.4, R.3 adjoining the residence of W.W. FERREL; $100 to grandson Harry M. FOWLER; $500 to son Sylvanis L. LOCKWOOD, "who is now in the insane hospital at Columbus, Ohio"; $2000 to daughter Emma E. FERREL; furniture and bedding to Emma E. FERREL's two daughters; $100 to be paid to Emma E. FERRELL for use of grandson, William L. FERRELL. The remainder of the estate was to be divided between granddaughters Anna LOCKWOOD and Ida LOCKWOOD, daughters of Jacob E. LOCKWOOD, and to Ell Firday FOWLER, Arthesena FOWLER, Nannie P.S. FOWLER, Eugenia B. FOWLER, and Jessie FOWLER. John IRWIN and -?- McMASTER were named executors. Witnesses were Tho. C. GALLAHER, V.V. WALLACE, and John IRWIN.

A 1975 letter from Margaret KIRKLAND of Columbus, Ohio reads partially as follows: "I was very much interested in Benjamin LOCKWOOD's will. It mentioned my grandfather's property. If you will look at the map (1888 plat map) of Mead Twp., Belmont County, you will note four KIRKLANDS names on it. Samuel KIRKLAND was my paternal grandfather. Henry P. KIRKLAND and William B. KIRKLAND were my uncles. Lucretia KIRKLAND was my Great Uncle Martin KIRKLAND's wife. My grandfather bought his land in seven tracts with his first purchase being in 1850. From the description in the will, the location of Benjamin LOCKWOOD's property would by W. J. BERRY's property on the 1888 Plat Map." See Mead's ATLAS of BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1888). p.59.

1881 - About 1881 Caroline (ANSHUTZ) LOCKWOOD, born 28 Nov 1828, of Moundsville, W.Va. wrote letters to her son, Benjamin A. LOCKWOOD of DesMoines, Iowa, concerning his ancestry. Later on 13 Feb 1906 she sent a transcript to Miss Blanch LOCKWOOD of Parkersburg, W.Va., on which she made the notation, "Written as a letter to my children in 1881, when with Mother L. in last illness - C.A.Lockwood" This transcript, postmarked envelope, and hand written notes by C.A. LOCKWOOD, were found between the pages of the 1843 Family Bible of Benjamin LOCKWOOD, and it is in the possession of William DeCOURSEY, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A summary of the letters of Caroline A. LOCKWOOD follows:

"Births of Mother Lockwood's Ancestors.

G.G. Grandfather Odesimus Bell.

G. Grandfather Jacob Bell, Sr., born April 10, 1769.

G. Grandmother Elizabeth Lawrence Bell, Sr., born March 31,

1767, Morristown, New Jersey.

G.G. Grandfather Ephriom Lockwood married Miss Mead.

G. Grandfather David Lockwood, born, March 16, 1762.

"David LOCKWOOD died in 1840 at the age of 78. His wife in 1853 at the age of 80.

"This family had to often go into the Block House for safety. Once while the father was away defending his home from savages, his eldest son breathed his last in the Block House. The mother was assisted in the last sad duties by Lewis WETZEL. The father could not be released from duty to look for the last time on the face of his first born. Your own father was (away) from home when his first born left earth for heaven, but he was not on pioneer service, neither was there wanting tender hands to minister to every want and sympathizing hearth to grieve with the bereaved.

"David Lockwood, born March 16, 1762.

Rebecca (Thomas) Lockwood, born April 5, 1773, died 1853.

David Lockwood died Nov. 27, 1840, aged 78 yrs. 8 mo. 11 da.

Married April 5, 1792.

"Benjamin Lockwood, son of David Lockwood was born on or near Wheeling Creek, Virginia, April 13, 1797. Was brought to Belmont County by his parents. In 1800 they located in Dilles Bottom. Benj. worked with his father on the farm till 23 years of age; in the meantime received his education in the old log school house of that day. April 11, 1820 he married Anna Bell of Washington County, Pa. --- Uncle Jacob says G.G.Grandpa entered his land, that he took it as government land; he took at least 1 sec. but I'm under the impression he took none. Ask aunt Sade, she had the old deed or Charter. --- I am at mother Anshutz now and still better. Found all well. Will go on Monday again. Affectionate, Mother." (She notes in this letter that some of the information was taken from the HISTORY OF BELMONT COUNTY (1880).

"Benjamin Lockwood, born June 13, 1797,

married April 11, 1820 in Washington Co., Penna

by Dr. McMILLEN.

Anna Bell Lockwood, born Nov. 2, 1801, died April 2, 1881.

Elizabeth Bell, wife of Jacob Bell, died Jan 13, 1829,

Washington, Penna.

Jacob Bell, died Nov. 18, 1842.

David B. Lockwood, born Sept. 18, 1822, died Sunday morning,

April 25, 1869.

Benj. Lockwood died on P.C. in Belmont Co., O. Saturday

morning, April 2, 1881. Aged 83 yr. 9 mo. 19 da.

"You can get Aunt Sarah to help you: she had the old land charter. Look at the old letter. David Lockwood was born I'm quite sure in West Chester Co., New York, tis likely Mary THOMAS would know. She would know where the THOMAS came from. I had a more respectable paper than this written up, but when I went over the river, Uncle John insisted on having it to copy off, he promised to send it to you, lest he should not, I have tried to write another. --- Mr. Jones ALEXANDER was here today with his oil wand says there is oil on this place. Tomorrow occurs the sale of the land and mills. Some of the heirs think of buying. Ean wanted me to act for you children and buy the piece in the bottom with him. It might be the surest way to get something for you. --- Een (Mark FOWLER) is here: has been getting out some logs. Grandma is no better, but still living. I would like to get away from here to make my other visits. Am afraid I will have to cut them short as I have had to stay here so long. --- Ben, don't you think Moine (Lamoine MOTT) or you could sell to advantage corn meal: tis $1.00 per bushel here and in Belair. --- Ever loving, Mother."

(Note: Gallaher relates a humorous incident involving Mark FOWLER that occurred during an attempt to drill for oil on or near the LOCKWOOD property.) See Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960), pp.7-9.

1882 - Obituary - "Died in Belmont County, Ohio on the 24th of March 1882, Mrs. Anna B. (BELL) LOCKWOOD, wife of Benjamin LOCKWOOD. The deceased was in the 81st year of her age. More than 60 years ago she made a Profession of her Faith in Christ and united with the Presbyterian Church of Chartiers, then under the care of the Rev. John McMILLAN, one of the pioneer ministers of western Pennsylvania. The deceased was baptized by Rev. McMillan who also united her in Marriage. Soon after her marriage she moved to the same neighborhood in which she died, where she shared with her husband the tribulations and trials of pioneer life. Of her 14 children, but 4 now are here to mourn a mother's death. The rest preceded her across the shores of time. She was a kind and affectionate mother and as one after another of her children were called away, her grief was great; but the Saviour in whom she trusted was her comfort and support. During the long life of the deceased her walk and conversation was such as to commend the religion of Christ to all with whom she associated, and when the close of life came it found her trusting in the Savior and ready to enter into her rest and reward in Heaven. How comforting to her Friends that their loss is her Eternal gain. May all the Friends receive and enjoy the richest blessings of Heaven while here and have a happy home in that Kingdom in which all is Peace and Joy. - J.S.P."

1882 - Mary Ann "Mabel" (1882-1942) STORRS, dau. of Ed E. and Margaret Elizabeth (THOMPSON) STORRS, was born 9 March 1882 in Gilman, Tama County, Iowa. She married William L. FERREL.

1882 - Walter Lee FERREL, son of William W. and Emily (LOCKWOOD) FERREL, was born 11 August 1882, at Pipe Creek, Belmont County, Ohio.

1883 - Anthony T. LOCKWOOD, of Belmont County, Ohio, is listed on the 1883 Census of Pensioners.

1884 - Ed E. STORRS, born 9 Aug. 1848, died 7 March 1884 of Typhoid Fever, at Highland Twp., Tama Co., Iowa, at age 35 years 6 mos 27 days. He is buried in lot #254 in Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman, Iowa. Payments on this cemetery lot were made in 1928 and 1929 by Mrs. FERREL. (His daughter, Mabel STORRS, married William L. FERREL.) The inscription on his gravestone reads "Dearest husband thou hast left me; I thy loss most deeply feel; But 'tis God who hath bereft me; He will all my sorrows heal." - From transcript of gravestone recorded in 1977 by Mrs. Elizabeth KNOBLOCK of Gilman, Iowa; Iowa Death Certificate #86-84-495.

1972 - A 17 Oct 1972 letter from Edwin CREAMER to William DeCOURSEY reads as follows:

"I was born Feb. 1st 1886 at Pipe Creek. I married Charles FERREL's youngest daughter. I don't remember of any LOCKWOODS ever living on Pipe Creek, but about a mile above the mouth of Pipe Creek where it enters into the Ohio River is the old Lockwood homestead. A large Red Brick house. They call it Dillies Bottom, but they used to call it in olden times 'Lockwood Mills', and before there was any railroads they called it Lockwood Landing. There is a small stream that comes down out of the hill and they used it to run their flour mill. I never knew but one LOCKWOOD and that was Aunt Sadie. She lived in the old homestead. There was a family lived with her. After she passed away, the place was sold. I was very young when I knew her. The old Lockwood grave yard is still there, but the highway came through (SR 7) and they had to move some of the graves. --- Edwin Creamer"

1886 - Emily E. FERREL, born and died in Mead Twp., Belmont County, Ohio, 9 Feb 1886, at 38 years, 10 months, 9 days. Cause of death was "consumption." Belmont County, Ohio Deaths Book 2, p.76. See also Fowler, Jessie and Fowler, Gene Lockwood, VOICES (San Francisco 1933), p.89.

From a clipping found in the family Bible of William Watson FERREL:

"FERRELL - February 9, 1886, near Dillies Bottom, Belmont county, Ohio, Sister Emma Ferrel, aged 38 years, 10 months and 21 days. Sister Emma was the daughter of Benjamin Lockwood, deceased. He was one of the old and respected citizens of Belmont county, Ohio. Sister Emma united herself with the Presbyterian denomination early in life, which was the denomination to which her parents belonged; but like many young folks she wandered back to the world, and during her illness, which lasted more than two years, she realized the need of a Savior. At the request of her husband, who was very kind and anxious that his companion might be born again, the writer often visited them, and as often prayed with and for her, until finally she realized the desire of her heart and found a loving Savior, and united with the Church of God at Pipe Creek, her little daughter uniting with the church at the same time. --- She leaves a loving husband and four bright little children to mourn her loss; --- The last words her husband heard her speak was 'Praise the Lord!' --- Funeral services by the writer, at her late residence; after which she was followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives to the cemetery at Dillies Bottom, where all that was mortal of Sister Ferrill was laid in the tomb to await the coming of the resurrection. - W.G. STEELE"

1886 - Jacob Mead LOCKWOOD, son of David and Rebecca (THOMAS) LOCKWOOD, died 30 July 1886. In his will he directed that land in Mead Township, "platted for a graveyard in March 1876 shall never be disposed of or used for any other purpose except a burying ground or graveyard for the use of my own family and that of my brother Benjamin LOCKWOOD and of which the following is a description, a plat of ground for a graveyard in Sec.6, Twp.4, R.3, etc." Belmont County, Ohio Wills, Vol.D, p.394. This Cemetery is located in Dilles Bottom on SR 7. For a record of some of the graves See Powell, Esther Weygandt, TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS and FAMILY RECORDS OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1969), p.56,311. Among those buried in this cemetery are:

LOCKWOOD: David 1840 ae 78 and wife, Rebecca 1853 ae 80.

Rebecca 1836 ae 22.

Eliza (very old stone-illegible).

wife of Benjamin.

D. B. 1869 ae 47 (David Bell Lockwood?).

Edmund 1811-1865 and wife, Sarah 1826-1901,

(Sarah died in San Diego, Calif.)

Benjamin 1881 ae 83 and wife, Anna BELL 1882 ae 80.

Jacob 1805-1886 and wife, Caroline 1869 ae 58.

(Tall new granite stone on grave of Jacob & Caroline)

FERREL: Bennie 1875 ae 11 mo, son of W.W. & Emily E.

LAING: SUSANNAH 1836 AE 36, Wife of Randolph and

dau. of D. and R. LOCKWOOD.

MOTT: --?-- 1855 ae 69. (possibly Henry Hopkins MOTT,

husband of Mary LOCKWOOD 1799-1881)

WOODBURY: Eliza 1860 ae 38?, dau. of R&J LOCKWOOD.

William L. DeCoursey visited this cemetery in 1977. Many of the stones have deteriorated due to industrial air pollution; although some can still be read. There is a large monument on the grave of David LOCKWOOD, Revolutionary Soldier. Rerouting of SR 7 in 1969 may have taken some graves. There is a Tavern next to this Lockwood Cemetery in Dilles Bottom. The owner of this Tavern in 1977 was Mrs. Margaret BRKLYACIC, Rt.1, Shadyside, Ohio 43947. For a record of some of the graves See Powell, Esther Weygandt, TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS and FAMILY RECORDS OF BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (1969), pp.56,311; See also Belmont County, Ohio Wills, Vol.D, p.394. See also LOCKWOOD.

Margaret KIRKLAND of Columbus, Ohio wrote in 1974, "I am sending a picture postcard of the Powhatan Mining Co. building with the cemetery in the background. This cemetery would be the one where the LOCKWOODs are buried. The terrain in this area has been changed because of the relocation of the NO.7 Highway down along the Ohio River. What the highway construction engineers have done in that area is to go in with bulldozers and to shear off the tops of those hills. Dilles Bottom doesn't even look like it did ten years ago. --- The children at school always claimed that on top of the hill behind the cemetery there was an Indian race track."

According to Thomas M. GALLAHER (1854-1942), "In the early 1850's my father (William GALLAHER) and uncles, Thomas C. and Benjamin GALLAHER, built and stocked a store on Pipe Creek a mile and a half from the river, a location just opposite the little cemetery above the Lockwood Falls. Nearby they also erected an undertaking establishment, where coffins were made and trimmed. the trimming for adults usually was made of black glazed muslin, while for children it was of white glazed muslin or other finer materials. They also built a hearse, being the first vehicle of the kind built or used in this section of the country. The body of this hearse was a frame structure with glass panels considered expensive at that time. This hearse was in use and business conducted until after the Civil War."

Gallaher, Thomas Maywood, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", as recorded by his niece, Anna Gallaher Oyster, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1886c - A June 1975 letter from Mike BOOSER of Northridge, CA. reads in part:

"I was back in Kansas City in October for my grandmother's (LOCKWOOD) FUNERAL. --- we are originally from K.C. I have never been able to ascertain how the LOCKWOOD's got to the Midwest. I do know that the family (John Sylvester LOCKWOOD -- son of Jacob Mead LOCKWOOD (1805-1886) who was the son of David) left the homestead in Dilles Bottom (Mead township) in the mid-1880's, and headed west. They got as far as Bellaire when some of the children contracted Scarlet Fever, and they never got any further. One son of John Sylvester LOCKWOOD was John Allison LOCKWOOD. He was born 31 Jan 1867, and died in 1968. I met him when I was about 10 or so. --- His daughter is the relative I mentioned who is still living in Bellaire. She has many of the Original papers of the LOCKWOOD family."

1890s- William Watson FERREL was elected "School Director" in Dilles Bottom, Ohio in the 1890's.

A 7 Nov 1972 letter from Edwin CREAMER (born February 1886) to Bill DeCOURSEY reads in part as follows:

"--(The FERREL family) came from around Warnock, Ohio. My home was a half mile from Businessburg. Then one mile down Pipe Creek was your great-grandfather's home. Then one mile down is the Ohio River. Then one mile up the River is Dillies Bottom, and the Lockwood Estate. Sadie LOCKWOOD had a dairy in the old homestead. It was sold after she passed away. The AULT family lived with her. It's only one mile to Moundsville, W. Va.. There's a Ferry Boat now, but talk of building a bridge. The name of the School that your grandfather (William L. FERREL) went to was Union Valley. It was just a short distance from their home. It's a Dwelling house now as they built a large School in Dillies Bottom. Your Great-grandfather (William Watson FERREL) beat my father for School Director once. It was politics then too. As the FERRELLS were Republicans and the CREAMERS were democrats. I think what helped defeat my father, a real old lady said she was going to vote for George CREAMER. She thought we would have better times. Ha! I don't think your great grand-father (had) as big a majority as Nixon will today. The Presbyterians use to have the Church at Pipe Creek, but they moved out and the Church of God moved in. I loved to hear Carrie FERRELL sing Alto at Church. She sure was a beautiful girl and such a good girl. I doubt if you can get much information from Tom DUNFEE as he is a Loner. --- My Grandfather FULTON, that's my mother's father, landed at Lockwood Landing by boat in 1838 from Ireland with a Wife and 6 month old baby boy, with 50 cents in his pocket, but he did O.K. -- Edwin Creamer."

A 20 Dec 1972 letter from Edwin CREAMER (born February 1886) to Bernice (FERREL) COOK reads as follows:

"I never knew of Watson FERRELL working (the mines) the nearest (coal) Bank would be in Bellaire and he would have to ride the train that ran from Powdraton Pt. to Bellaire. Your aunt Carrie only had one child a boy named Tomy. She died about three years ago at Jacobsburg, Ohio, that is six miles from her old home. The FERRELs never lived any place but Pipe Creek. Perhaps your father (Walter Lee FERREL) did visit in Dillies Bottom because his aunt Sadie lived in the old LOCKWOOD homestead. Your aunt Sadie had a Dairy in the LOCKWOOD estate, and I judge that's where Watson FERRELL got his wife. It isn't very far from Pipe Creek. Your father always was a good boy. He worked with some pretty bad miners that came in from Kentucky. -- Clark BERRY was a very good Baseball pitcher. I've played with him. His Father (Dr. James BERRY m. Annie W. FERREL) hasn't been dead long. He became a Doctor. His office was in Shadyside. He got very religious too. He belonged to the Nazarine Church. --- I'm the only resident from Pipe Creek that remembers your father. - Edwin Creamer."

1891 - William Warnock, Sr. (1801-1891), son of John WARNOCK (1767-1839) died in 1891 in Belmont County, Ohio. He was born 25 Sept 1801. His obituary names his father's brothers and sisters and gives a short history of the family. The obituary mentions his father, John, the third son of a family of eight children; Jacob, the elder son, who emigrated to Kentucky; William, the second son, who moved to Highland County, Ohio, and died a few years later while on a visit to relatives at Peters Run; James and Robert who located in Guernsey County, Ohio, and from there went to the War of 1812. "There were three daughters in the family. One was married to Joseph FERREL, who resided back of Wheeling. Another married William STEWART who resided in the same neighborhood. The third married John McDONALD who resided at Concord (or Norwich) on the C. O. Railroad where he acted as Postmaster." --- William's father, John married a daughter of Robert GILKISON, a Scotchman, who had served seven years in the British service as King's Guard. - Obit from Newspaper clipping - St. Clairsville, Ohio (1891)?

1891 - On 8 May 1891 at Belmont County, Ohio, Anthony T. LOCKWOOD, cousin and guardian for Sylvanus LOCKWOOD (son of Benjamin), applied for a pension for Sylvanus who was a resident of the insane asylum at Columbus, Ohio. Sylvanus LOCKWOOD served in the 170th Ohio Volunteers, and became insane at the close of the Civil War. Testifying for him was Pierson COLEMAN of Martins Ferry, Belmont Co., Ohio. On 21 May 1910 Anthony T. LOCKWOOD, guardian, of Bellaire, Ohio, testified, to wit. "In regard to Pension of Sylvanus LOCKWOOD, I have to say that the Soldier's Parents names was Benjamin LOCKWOOD and Anna LOCKWOOD, and that he lived with said Parents all his life up to the time he went to the Asylum, March 3rd 1866. While at home he lived with said Parents in Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio. He is in said Asylum or State Hospital for the Insane at Columbus, Ohio." Sylvanus LOCKWOOD received pension #S.C.863449. He died 16 Nov 1916, at which time, his guardian was John A. LOCKWOOD of Bellaire, Ohio.

1892 - The Pennsylvania Railroad was constructed through Dilles Bottom, Ohio in 1892.

1894 - An invitation in the possession of Ruth (FERREL) Marsh, daughter of Walter Lee FERREL, reads as follows:

Dilles Bottom, O.

Feb. 5, 1894

Miss Carrie Ferrel:

Yourself and Willie are invited to attend a party

at our home on next Friday evening Feb. 9, 1894.

Yours, Asa B. Gallaher.

1894 - "William Dunlap DENHAM and Della Mae FERRELL were married in the living room of the bride's parents halfway between Glencoe and St. Clairsville, on St. Valentine's Day in 1894. That farm house was later owned by W. W. SUTTON whose wife was Ida DENHAM. Della Mae (FERRELL) DENHAM's mother was from the WARNOCK family. FERRELs and McKIRAHANs are buried in the WARNOCK Cemetery." BELMONT COUNTY HISTORY (1988), p.113.

1896 - Annie W. (FERREL) BERRY, dau. of William and Emily (LOCKWOOD) FERREL was drown in a tragic flood at Pipe Creek, Ohio, 5 July 1896. Her husband and a child also died as a result of this flood. News clippings found in the family Bible of William Watson FERREL read as follows: "A day of unusually hard rain, Sunday, terminated in a fearful downpour of rain in this vicinity that was destructive of bridges and roads on all the small streams on the river front, but specially and unprecidentedly [sic] destructive on Wegee creek, four miles and Pipe creek eight miles below this city. The heavy rain fall began about 10 P.M. and continued for three hours. --- Reports from Pipe Creek are that a number of houses have been swept away by the floods, and the pike very badly washed away in places. It is also reported that two lives were lost. At Businessburg four houses were inundated and swept away and everything like fences, crops or outbuildings from there to the river, were swept away. The house in which Jas. Berry, a son of Ex-Commissioner Berry lived was washed away and his wife and child carried with it and drowned. In connection with this house there is a cave next the hill. Jas. BERRY seeing the rapidly coming stream, took one of his children in his arms back to the cave and returned for his wife and other child, just as he entered the house and while attempting to rescue wife and child the house moved off like a shot in the frightful current and went to pieces in the flood. The husband and wife were torn apart and the wife and child drowned, but he, in a badly bruised condition succeeded in getting out of the stream alive." --- "ANOTHER FLOOD VICTIM - James Berry, whose flood misfortunes were chronicled Monday, in the loss of a wife and child, was much worse injured than reported, and he has since died from the effects of his injuries, and will be buried with his wife and child."

James BERRY, Sr. (1821-1883), father of the James BERRY who died 1896 in the flood, was a veteran of the Mexican War. He is buried in Zion Wayne Cemetery, Gosen Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio.

A 18 Oct 1972 letter from Edwin CREAMER (born February 1886) to Bill DeCOURSEY reads in part:

"I had the wrong FERRELLS on my mind. Yes I knew Watson FERREL as we all called him 'Wat". He had 4 children, 2 Girls and 2 Boys. I don't remember William very well as he left Pipe Creek early. But I remember Walter and Carrie, the youngest girl. Walter worked in the Johnson Coal Mine here. Then I never knew where he went. The oldest girl met a tragic death. On July 5, 1896 there was a cloud burst at the head of Pipe Creek, and washed away her and her husbands home. Her husband's name was James BERRY, and they had three children, a little girl 3, a boy 5 that went to a cave away from the flood. Any how, she held on to her little girl, and her husband held on to her. But a few hundred yards from where the house was a log hit her and knocked her loose from her husband. Her husband swam out O.K., and they found the mother and little girl floating in the Ohio River the next day. Clark, that's the boy that was in the cave. His grandpa BERRY opened the cave door. Clark yelled ---. Clarks Father remarried and became a Doctor. Clark married an he and his wife were doing missionary work and Clark got a disease over there and died. Carrie FERREL married a man by the name of DUNFEE. They have one son. She passed away a few years ago. --- I can't get you a picture of your Great Grandfather's (William W. FERREL's) old Homestead, as the Highway took it."

A Sept 1973 letter from Edwin CREAMER (born 1886) to William DeCOURSEY reads in part:

"I talked to Tomy DUNFEE again. He said him and his mother (Carrie FERREL) and his uncle Bill FERREL when he was a small boy had a picnic by Berry's Falls. That was the only time he ever seen any of them. Their is no falls now as thy changed Pipe Creek to do away with one bridge and Pipe Creek flows through your old homestead front yard, and the falls is filled up. My niece that teaches in Massilon High School came to Bellaire to see me. She is tracing my history. She has it finished, and I'm a relative of President Grant, also President Johnson of Ohio. -- That Sylvester CREAMER was my grandfather, and that McMASTERS is a relative of my son-in-law. - Edwin Creamer"

1900c- "Adversity is the fairest test to prove man's real worth; It is a blessing in disguise; lessons learned from it are schooling which have no equal; preparing a way to understanding and Love." -- Mary Elizabeth (BELL) BRYANT (1844-1932), D.A.R. Penna.

1900c- Before 1900, the LOCKWOOD grain and milling company that had been founded by Benjamin LOCKWOOD extended its' interests to the DesMoines, Iowa, area. Young William FERREL moved to Iowa as an employee of the Lockwood Grain Company.

1900 - According to Ed Hayes of Des Moines, Iowa, William Lawrence FERREL is recorded as living with his aunt, Caroline (ANSHUTZ) LOCKWOOD, in Des Moines, Iowa on the 1900 Federal Census.

1902 - William L. FERREL, son of William W. and Emma (LOCKWOOD) FERREL, married, 2 Oct 1902, in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa to Mabel L. STORE, daughter of Eward E. and Elizabeth (THOMPSON) STORE. Groom was 25 next, born in Ohio. Bride was 21 Next, born in Tama City, Iowa. At the time of the marriage, William L. FERREL was a bookkeeper and a resident of DesMoines. Mabel L. STORE was a resident of Bell Plaine, Iowa. Witnesses to the marriage were H. S. TAYLOR and DAISY WILLIAMSON. - Polk County, Iowa Marriages. William L. and Mae (STORRS) FERREL had children: Edna Mae FERREL (1903-1952) married Fred Perry DECOURSEY (1900-1978); and Walter "Jack" FERREL (1904-1971) married Rilma Florence ROY.

1903 - Edna Mae FERREL, dau. of William L. and Mabel (STORRS) FERREL, was born, 28 Feb 1903, in Des Moines, Iowa.

1904c- William Watson FERREL, "aged 65", died about 1904, probably at Bellaire, Belmont Co., Ohio.

1904 - Walter "Jack" FERREL, son of William L. and Mabel (STORRS) FERREL was born, 6 Mar 1904, in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Rilma ROY and had one son, John FERREL of Omaha, Nebraska.

A 1969 letter to Bernice (FERREL) COOK from Rilma (ROY) FERREL reads partially as follows:

"--- Jack's name was Walter Lawrence FERREL, named after your father, but your father lived with them so it was BIG Walter and Little Walter. When he started to school the kids called him Jack. I never knew the difference, and we got our marriage license in Jack W., then discovered a year later it wasn't legal, so went to court and had his name changed to Jack Walter. -- I don't remember when Edna Mae (FERREL) DECOURSEY died, but was from cancer of bladder and diabetes. They had three children: Frederick, in Isle, Minnesota, Judy in Constableville, NY and Bill in Minneapolis. --- John got married five years ago. --- I worked at Jennie Edmondson Hospital in Council Bluffs for 19 years and then went to Iowa Western College as an instructor in the school of practical nursing - gave that up two years ago. -- John is a radio dispatcher for the City of Omaha Fire Dept. (He) seems happier than if he was teaching music in school. That is what he took in college at Marysville. -- My father was the first white child born in New Virginia, Iowa. This group had come by wagon from Virginia and that is why the town was called New Virginia. After freeing of the slaves, one elderly (black) lady stayed (with them) and came to Iowa with them and is buried in New Virginia on the Roy Family plot! -- My mother was English and came from the Howard line, direct from England."

1907 - Walter Lee FERREL (1882-1959), son of William W. and Emily (LOCKWOOD) FERREL, was married 24 Dec 1907 in the First Methodist Church at Des Moines, Iowa, to Daisy Viola WILLIAMSON (1882-1966), daughter of Jacob L and Mary (PETEFISH) WILLIAMSON. Walter and Daisy V. (WILLIAMSON) FERREL had children: Bernice Marie FERREL m. (1) 1933 Herbert G. REYNOLDS and (2) 1955 Lloyd D. COOK; Dr. Clark Clarence FERREL m. 1949 Lois Marie PANSKE; Wayne Robert FERREL m.1944 Aleta Rebecca MOORE; Helen Mary FERREL m.1939 Clairmont C. MOORE; Glen FERREL (died in infancy); Edwin Walter FERREL m. Eileen TILLEY; and Ruth Emily FERREL m.1942 Melville Royal MARSH.

A July 1977 letter from Scott FERREL to Bill DeCOURSEY reads partially as follows:

"My father is Edwin Walter FERREL, Walter Lee's sixth child and youngest son (there were seven children in all, but one, Glen, died in infancy.) Dad studied science and some business at Drake Univ. in DesMoines. He enlisted in the Marines in WWII and reached the rank of captain. He met my mother, Eileen TILLEY, in the service and married her in California in 1946. Dad studied some more at U.C.Davis, and eventually went into business. He now has his own realty business. --- My mother has worked for 35 years as a high school teacher and girl's counselor and happily retired a year ago, having learned that she could do better financially by raising calves on our farm than by teaching. --- I was born May 16, 1953. --- After two years of college at the Univ. of Calif., I was accepted to study music at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. I lived there for two years -- I returned to the University of Calif. to finish a degree in Linguistics. --"

A Sept 1972 letter from Judy (DECOURSEY) WEIMAN to her brother, Bill DECOURSEY reads in part as follows:

"Grandpa FERREL (William L. FERREL) was originally from Ohio. He had a brother, Walter, referred to in a news clipping in Mom's memory book. I remember going to visit them as a child when we visited Grandma and Grandpa FERREL in Des Moines. They lived in Johnston Station, Iowa. I think that Aunt Rilma FERREL, who still lives in Oakland, Iowa, could help you. Could be cousin John FERREL might even have tried to trace it. Grandma FERREL had a half brother, Austin SMITH, whom I remember - wife's name was Helen (PHILLIPS). They had 3 daughters, Elaine, Margaret, and --?--. They lived in Sioux Falls, S.D. Austin and grandma FERREL had the same mother."

In May 1987, Bernice (FERREL) REYNOLDS COOK (daughter of Walter Lee FERREL), of Sun City, AZ wrote the following to William DeCoursey:

"Our father (Walter Lee FERREL) was a very hard working man, and because there were six children, he put in many hours a day. Yes, our father lived with Uncle Will FERREL (in Des Moines, Ia.) when he arrived from West Virginia as a young man, and upon his high school graduation he got his college education from the Community Commercial College (in Des Moines, Ia). Thereafter, he served as an accountant within the Lee LOCKWOOD (his cousin's) Grain Company until the depression hit in 1929. Dad then moved us all out of the city limits of Des Moines, Iowa as he had to provide for us in another manner. This is when he started in the Dairy Business. By this time, us children were all growing up and in school, so Dad put us all to work. Ha! We really had all the food and milk we wanted so we didn't in any way feel the depression as the city folks did. We all stayed very healthy and worked, worked and worked therefore, we stayed out of trouble. We were all raised in a strict home, and Dad and Mom made sure that we stayed in church and remain close to the Lord. On Wednesday nights, we were in bible study and prayer meetings and never did we miss the Sunday church services. Our father had a beautiful tenor singing voice and sang in a quartet plus did much solo work. We continued keeping up our music as a family, and all of us children played instruments; therefore, we played in the school orchestra and then formed a family orchestra, thus making Mom and Dad so proud. --- They were wonderful parents to us six children. --- There are five of us living her in Sun City, and Edwin is living in Modesto, Ca. --- Dad died Oct 31, 1959 and Mom died May 25, 1966. -- Bernice COOK"

1909 - From a 1909 Parkersburg, W.Va. news clipping:




"The following article appeared in the St. Louis Republic and will be of great interest in this city as Mrs Elizabeth Ann Lockwood Secor is a great, great aunt of Mrs John Dana of Belpre, Miss Blanch Lockwood and Mr. W. C. Lockwood of this city.

"From 1778 to 1909 is the time covered by two human lives, one a man who fought in the army of George Washington, and lived to tell the story of victories won and battles lost to the daughter now a great-grandmother, who to this day recounts the stories - almost first hand - of the American Revolution.

"On a farm "Walnut Grove," near Carrollton, Ill., lives Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Lockwood Secor, now in her ninety-first year. She is one of the very few "real daughters" honored members of the American Revolution. Mrs. Secor's credentials are based on unquestioned family records and on the records of the war department at Washington. The family records show that Mrs. Secor was born in Belmont county, Ohio, about twelve miles below Wheeling, W.Va., July 26, 1818. Her father was Judge David Lockwood, for many years a resident of that place, who served in both army and navy, on the side of the colonies, during the war of the American Revolution.

"David Lockwood was born in Connecticut, March 16, 1762, but in early life was taken by his parents to North Salem, N.Y. The government records at Washington show that he enlisted in April 1778 as a private when 16 years old, from North Salem, N.Y., under Captain Drake in the regiment of Colonel Morris Graham. The enlistment was for nine months, at the end of which time he was honorably discharged. On March 11, 1780, he enlisted as a marine in the navy under Captain James Nicholson and served nine months, first on the ship Trumbull. In June 1780, his ship engaged in battle with the British ship, Watts. Subsequently, while serving on the privateer Morning Star, Captain Addison, he with other, was captured by the Madair, and all were imprisoned for ten months at Charleston, South Carolina.

"After the close of the war, he moved with his parents to Washington. April 5, 1792 he married Rebecca Thomas. Soon thereafter, the young couple settled in Dillies Bottom, one of those large fertile tracts on the Ohio River bottom in Belmont county, Ohio. Here they established their home and raised a family of seven sons and six daughters.

"In 1832, when he was seventy years old, the United States government granted him a pension for his services in the Revolutionary War, which was regularly paid him until his death in November 1840. Afterwards, a pension was paid to his widow until her death in 1853.

"Mrs. Secor, now ninety-one years old is the youngest daughter and only living child of these worthy patriots. She grew to woman's estate in her Father's home, where on December 2, 1842 (she married Elijah SECOR), and soon thereafter went with him to his father's home in the then far West, Green county, Illinois, where the elder Secor, with his family had settled in 1833. Here Mr. and Mrs. Secor for almost fifty-four years labored faithfully together and met well all the requirements and obligations of American citizenship.

"Since the death of the husband, in May 1895, Mrs. Secor has made her home with her children. She raised to manhood's estate and educated six of the eight children born to her, four of whom are now living. --- She makes her home with her youngest son, a farmer in Greene county, and enjoys the very frequent visits of her other son, a St. Louis lawyer, and her two daughters, one living in Olathe, Kansas, and the other at Marshall, Mo.

"Mrs. Secor's membership in the organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution is in the Lady Stirling Chapter, of Seattle, Wash., where it was placed at the earnest solicitation of her grand-niece, who is one of the active members of that chapter." ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC (1909).

William LONGMAN of El Dorado, Kansas wrote in 1979 to William DeCoursey, as follows: "My own ancestry is traced through my mother, who was Blanche SECOR before marriage, to her parents, Arthur SECOR and Adele BLACK, to his parents, Elijah Jance SECOR and Elizabeth Ann LOCKWOOD."

1910 - An affidavit was filed in Washington County, Ohio on 28 April 1910 in the matter of Sylvanus LOCKWOOD, Co. C. 170th Reg't, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Anthony LOCKWOOD (a cousin), Guardian. Anna L. DANA testified "that she has in her possession the Family Bible of her Grandfather whose name was Benjamin LOCKWOOD, and the records in said Bible show that Sylvanus LOCKWOOD was born March 22nd 1840. The above mentioned record is recorded in a Bible published in 1843. Said Bible being published by Sumner and Goodman, Hartford. Affiant further states that she is a niece of Sylvanus LOCKWOOD, but has no interest in the prosecution of this claim."

A letter from Mrs. Harry Philip "Jeanette" (DANA) JONES of Parkersburg, W.Va., dated 24 Feb 1977, to William DeCOURSEY reads in part as follows:

"I am the granddaughter of Jacob Erastus LOCKWOOD. My mother Anna Elizabeth (named for grandmothers.) is his oldest child. I am the last surviving member of my mother's family, and will be 79 years old in a few days. I do have the Benjamin LOCKWOOD Bible. Enclosed are the records of marriages, etc. as recorded in the Bible." (This 1843 Bible subsequently was sent to William DeCOURSEY of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is now in his possession.) "You will find your Grandmother's (Emma Lockwood Ferrel) picture enclosed. It was taken before she was married. --- Enclose is a letter from Ben LOCKWOOD of Des Moines, son of Caroline (ANSHUTZ) LOCKWOOD, wife of David LOCKWOOD, son of Benjamin. David died at 41 yrs of typhoid fever."

In 1988, the 1843 Family Bible of Benjamin LOCKWOOD (1797-1881) was in the possession of his great-great-grandson, William DeCOURSEY of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who had obtained the Bible from Mrs. H.P. (Jeanette) JONES of Parkersburg, W.Va. In 1983, copies of pages in this Bible were sent to the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, the National Genealogical Society Library in Washington, D.C., the DAR Library, and the SAR Library. The Bible was given a new binding in 1988, and was presented to William D. and Jeane DeCoursey of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, on their wedding anniversary, 8 April 1989. Family records contained in this Bible in the handwriting of Benjamin LOCKWOOD are as follows:


Benjamin Lockwood and Anna Bell, April 11th 1820.


David Bell Lockwood and Caroline Anshutz, May 16, 1848.

Henry Welsh and Mary Anne Lockwood, March 1854

Uriah T. Woodbury and Eliza Jane Lockwood, April 26, 1855.

Jacob E. Lockwood & Olevia Anne Paden, May 17th 1855.

U. T. Woodbury & Angeline Lockwood, December 10th 1860.

BIRTHS - The House of Benjamin Lockwood, Pipe Creek,

Dillies Bottom, Belmont Co., Ohio:

Benjamin Lockwood, June 13, 1797

Anna Bell, October 2, 1801.


Elisabeth Anne Lockwood, March 15th 1821.

David Bell Lockwood, September 18th 1822.

Jacob Erastus Lockwood, May 3rd 1824.

Benjamin Franklin Lockwood, December 31st 1825.

Mary Ann Lockwood, November 6th 1827.

Alfred Lawrence Lockwood, June 27th 1829.

Eliza Jane Lockwood, March 3rd 1832.

Levenia Angelia Lockwood, November 28th 1834.

Ephraim Clinton Lockwood, September 22nd 1835.

Elisabeth Rebecca Lockwood, November 22nd 1837.

Sylvanus L. Lockwood, March 22th 1840.

William Thomas Lockwood, December 8th 1841.

George Washington Lockwood, December 5th 1843.

Emily Ugenia Lockwood, March 19th 1847.

DEATHS - In handwriting of Benjamin Lockwood:


Elisabeth Anne Lockwood, July 23rd 1822.

George Washington Lockwood, November 9th 1844

Alfred Lawrence Lockwood, February 28th 1853 in Sacramento

City, California, Tier No.5, Grave No. 130.

Eliza Jane Woodbury, May 28th 1860.

William Thomas Lockwood killed on 2nd May 1866 at

Chancellorsville, Va. Was buried on the Battle ground.

Angeline L. Woodbury, Nov. 8th 1863.

Benjamin F. Lockwood, August 26, 1861.

David B. Lockwood, died Sunday April 25th 1869.

Mary Ann Welsh, died Jan'y 23rd 1864.

DEATHS - Recorded in a different handwriting.

At his Residence on Pipe Creek, Belmont County, Ohio, Benjamin Lockwood on Saturday morning, April 2nd 1881, aged 83 years, 9 months and 19 Days.

At her Residence on Pipe Creek, Belmont County, Ohio, Anna B. Lockwood on Thursday Morning, March 23rd 1882. Aged 80 years, 5 months and 21 days.



The Family Bible, published in 1843, belonging to Benjamin LOCKWOOD and his wife, Annie (BELL) LOCKWOOD, contains a family record in the handwriting of Benjamin LOCKWOOD (1797-1881). The record is on pages between the Old and the new Testament.

The lineage of the present owner of the bible, William D. DeCoursey, from Benjamin LOCKWOOD is as follows:

I. Ephraim LOCKWOOD, b. 1741, married Elizabeth MEAD.

Onesimus BELL married Anna COSART.

Liverton THOMAS m. ---?---

II. David LOCKWOOD (1762-1840) married Rebecca THOMAS.

Jacob BELL married Elizabeth LAWRENCE

III. Benjamin LOCKWOOD (1797-1881) married Annie BELL.

(original owners of the Bible)

IV. William Watson FERREL married Emily LOCKWOOD.

V. William Lawrence FERREL married Mary Ann STORRS.

VI. Fred Perry DECOURSEY married Edna Mae FERREL.

VII. William Leslie DECOURSEY married Mertle BIRD.

VIII. William David DECOURSEY married Jeane MORNEAU.

The LOCKWOOD Bible was presented in court in 1910 in the case of a guardianship and disability pension for Sylvanus LOCKWOOD. At that time it was owned by Anna DANA of Belpre, Ohio.

In the 1970's, William L. DeCoursey, wrote to all the DANA's in Belpre. After a long search of four years, he was placed in contact with Jannette JONES of Parkersburg, West Virginia. She was 90 years old and had outlived all of her direct descendants. She gave the Bible to William L. DeCoursey of Minneapolis, Minnesota for preservation, and to pass it down to posterity. The Bible was given a new binding in 1988, and was presented to William D. and Jeane (MORNEAU) DeCOURSEY on their wedding anniversary, 8 April 1989.

1912 - William L. FERREL was an auditor with B. A. Lockwood Company at Des Moines, Iowa in 1912; and his brother, Walter FERREL was bookkeeper for the same firm.

1920 - William FERREL and Walter FERREL (brothers) lived in the same house in Des Moines, Iowa in 1920. They were officers of the Central Iowa Grain Company.

1920c- From a clipping found in the family Bible of Walter Lee FERREL (1882-1959). No date given. "DEATH OF J.M. FERRELL - James M. Ferrel, well known in this community, was stricken by a hemorrhage of the lungs Saturday afternoon, while being driven up Market street, and died in a short time. He was a Union Veteran and came to Wheeling soon after the war. He conducted a news stand in the McLure House and at other locations until several years ago, when ill health compelled him to retire from business. At the time of his death he was connected with many organizations. He was secretary of the Daughters of Liberty; secretary of Enterprise Council, O.U.A.M.; state treasurer of the West Virginia O.U.A.M. and a member of Virginius Lodge, I.O.O.F> The deceased was also a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. The funeral will take place from the home of Mr. J.F. POTTER, 1048 Market St. --- interment at Peninsular cemetery."

1920 - David W. BIRD married, 28 Feb 1920, in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa to Treva Mabel HAYNES, dau. of John Francis and Myrtle Jane (SWALE) HAYNES of Waterford, Pennsylvania. After the death of her mother in 1912, Treva HAYNES had come to Iowa with her older Brother, Linford HAYNES; and she had been living in the home of William and Mae (STORRS) FERREL, grandparents of William L. DECOURSEY. She was a close friend and school mate of Edna Mae FERREL. Treva's daughter, Mertle later married William DECOURSEY, son of Edna Mae (FERREL) DECOURSEY. David and Treva (HAYNES) BIRD had children: Gertrude; David W.; Dorothy Mae; Robert John; Myrtle Joyce BIRD married William L. DeCOURSEY; and Henry F. BIRD.

1920 - Fred P. DeCOURSEY graduated from East High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 17 Jun 1920. Following his graduation he took over management of his grandfather Mears' Cottage Grove Resort at Annandale, Minnesota. It was there that he met his bride, Edna Mae FERREL who was vacationing with her parents from Des Moines, Iowa.

1921 - Frederick Perry DeCOURSEY and Edna Mae FERREL, dau. of William Lawrence and Mabel (STORRS) FERREL, were married, 21 June 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa. They lived at Annandale, Minnesota until 1926 when Fred DeCOURSEY sold his interest in the Mears Cottage Grove Resort to his cousin, Mason MEARS and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1922 - Frederick Ferrel DeCOURSEY, son of Fred and Edna Mae (FERREL) DeCOURSEY was born 13 May 1922, in Annandale, MN.

1923 - Judith Ann DECOURSEY, daughter of Frederick Perry and Edna Mae (FERREL) DECOURSEY, was born, 28 May 1923, at Annandale, Wright County, Minnesota. She married, 13 May 1944, to Arsa W. WEIMAN.

1925 - Census of Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa, 1925, lists as residents of 2902 Cottage Grove Avenue:

William L. FERRELL, age 46; father: William Watson FERRELL; mother: Emily LOCKWOOD.

Mable Ann FERRELL, age 41; father: John STORRS [sic], born in Iowa; mother: Margaret E. THOMPSON, born in Iowa.

(Note: Mable (STORRS) FERREL was but two years old when her father died, and she left home at an early age, after living for a time with her step-father, Mr. SMITH. It is not surprising that there was confusion on the given name of her father. Her father was in fact Ed E. STORRS, not John STORRS as given here and on her death certificate. She may have given the name of her step-father, "John" for the census. The correct name of her father is given on her marriage record dated, 2 October 1902.)

1926 - William Lawrence FERREL was an agent for Traveler's Insurance Company at Des Moines, Iowa, by 1926. He remained an agent for Traveler's Insurance for several years.

1930 - Ohio State Route 7 was built in 1930. The old Lockwood Cemetery in Dilles Bottom is located on this route.

1931 - An August 1975 letter from Rilma (ROY) FERREL of Oakland, Iowa to her nephew, William DeCoursey reads in part:

"John William FERREL, born Iowa Methodist Hospital, August 13, 1931, Des Moines, Iowa, married Aileen Francis ADAIR, April 30, 1965. She was an Omaha girl. No children. -- John works for the City of Omaha Fire Dept. John is also a ham radio operator. -- As for Uncle Denver STORRS was grandmother FERRELS brother. He lived in Neveda, Iowa. Later remarried and went to California. Uncle Austin was a half brother of Grandmother FERREL. He lived in Sioux Falls, S.D. His wife's name was Helen. He had two daughters. One name Phyllis. Uncle Austin worked for Northern States Power for years."

1931 - William Leslie DeCOURSEY, son of Frederick Perry and Edna Mae (FERREL) DeCOURSEY of 1025 - 19th Av NE, Minneapolis, MN, was born 9 Nov 1931, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Father's occupation was Standard Oil Service Station attendant. Birth Cert.#49360. William DeCOURSEY was baptized at Trinity Methodist Church.

1934 - In 1933 Jessie Mareen Duval (FOWLER) HOFMEISTER in collaboration with her sister, Gene Lockwood FOWLER, published a charming poetry book, VOICES, containing quotes and poetry for and by their ancestors and relatives. One copy of this book is in the possession of William DeCOURSEY of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1934 letters to Jeanette JONES (now in the possession of William DeCOURSEY), Mrs. HOFMEISTER of San Francisco wrote in part: "We are two little red-headed girls from Pipe Creek, now the gold has turned to considerable silver. -- remember hearing our parents remark how beautiful Arma and Blanche were and you also. Not one work in all these years from any of you, but an occasional letter of Aunt Caroline. -- We have lived in the West since 1884-5; came West as youngsters and so have little memories of folks, yet do remember the flood of that year. --- Brother Benjamin is in Southern Cal. at present, We two old sisters live here. Genie in Oakland and Jessie in San Francisco. The little book will tell a story of its own. --- I, Jessie have been studying Genealogy for many years, --- All our dear ones are gone on Father, Mother, Alfreda, Arthurena (Ottie), Nanon and Harry Mantz FOWLER. --- I am married to William HOFMEISTER --- This book I send is one of five hundred printed. --- I have always used my maiden name in writing. Your cousin, Jessie M. D. FOWLER (Mrs HOFMEISTER)."

Jessie Duval (FOWLER) HOFMEISTER wrote in 1934 "My mother was Elizabeth Rebecca LOCKWOOD (named for her two grandmothers, Elizabeth LAWRENCE and Rebecca THOMAS.) My mother was the daughter of Anna BELL of Pa, the descendant of Onesimus BELL of New Jersey, and of Benjamin LOCKWOOD of Wheeling Creek, Va. --- Elizabeth Rebecca LOCKWOOD married Mark Mareen FOWLER, son of Bartholomew Thomas FOWLER of Ellicotts Mills, Maryland and Priscilla DUVAL of Baltimore."

1938 - In 1938 Anna Gallaher OYSTER recorded stories told to her by her uncle, Thomas Maywood GALLAHER (1854-1942). Mr. GALLAHER was an was an employee of Benjamin LOCKWOOD. Oyster, Anna Gallaher, "SOME THINGS I REMEMBER", a record of reminiscences of her uncle, Thomas Maywood Gallaher, (privately published, Youngstown, Ohio 1960).

1942 - Mary Ann "Mabel" (STORRS) FERREL, wife of William Lawrence FERREL, and dau. of Ed E. STORRS, died 17 May 1942, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred P. DeCOURSEY, in Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota. She was visiting there from her home in DesMoines, Iowa. She had been picked up by her daughter's family at the old Milwaukee train Depot. She became ill that afternoon and was dead the next morning. She died of a Cerebral Hemorrhage. Services were held in Minneapolis at the Billman Funeral Chapel on Central Avenue, and at Des Moines; and she was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa on 20 May 1942. Her death certificate gives her age as 60 years, 2 months and 8 days, and her date of birth as 9 March 1882; her husband is named as William L. FERREL, age 63; Her fathers name is given as John STORRS [sic]; her mothers maiden name is given as Elizabeth THOMPSON; her residence is given as 3110 University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Information was provided by her daughter, Mrs. Fred DeCoursey of 3725 Marshall St. N.E., Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota. (Note: Mabel (STORRS) FERREL was but two years old when her father died, and she left home at an early age, after living for some time with her step-father, A.L. (or John) SMITH. It is not surprising that her daughter was mistaken on the given name of her mother's father. He was, in fact, Edson E. STORRS; not "John STORRS" as given here and on the 1925 DesMoines, Iowa census. The correct name of Mae STORRS father, Ed E. STORRS, is recorded in her marriage record in 1902. - William L. DeCoursey)

1942 - Frederick Ferrel DeCOURSEY, son of Fred and Edna Mae (FERREL) DeCOURSEY, married 6 June 1942 at Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Violet SATRE, born 28 Dec 1918, Ironwood, MI, dau. of John CLARK and Elsie (GUSTAFSON) SATRE. From 1937 until after her marriage, Violet (SATRE) DECOURSEY was an employee of National School Studios in Minneapolis.

1947 - William Lawrence FERREL (1878-1947), died in The State Hospital at Clarinda, Iowa, 19 March 1947. He is buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Des Moines, Iowa.

1950 - William Leslie DECOURSEY, son of Frederick Perry and Edna May (FERREL) DECOURSEY of Minneapolis, Minnesota, married, 24 Nov 1950, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, to Mertle Joyce BIRD, dau. of David and Treva (HAYNES) BIRD of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Witnesses were Philip JAREN and June BIRD. William and Mertle (BIRD) DECOURSEY had three children: Constance K., William D., and David F. DECOURSEY. - Iowa Marriages 17-50-821.

For a list of some of the ancestors of William DeCOURSEY and Mertle (BIRD) DECOURSEY see: THE SECOND BOAT (July 1987), vol.8, pp.90-101; MINNESOTA GENEALOGIST (June 1976), v.7, pp.30-36.

1952 - Edna Mae (FERREL) DeCOURSEY died, 3 Mar 1952, in Minneapolis, Minnesota of complications from sugar diabetes. She was totally blind and an invalid for four years prior to her death.

1959 - Walter L. FERREL, 77, of 1106 Thirty-seventh, Des Moines, Iowa, died 31 Oct 1959, at Gulfport, Miss., where he was visiting a son, Dr. Clark FERREL. Death was caused by arteriosclerosis. He is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in DesMoines. "Mr Ferrel, born at Bellaire, Ohio, was a former dairy operator and had been a medical attendant at the Polk County Home 15 years and the Veterans hospital two years before retiring in 1956. He was a charter member of the Federated Church at Johnston, where he lived before coming to DesMoines." Surviving were his wife, Daisy; three sons, Clark of Gulfport, Edwin of Modesto, Cal., and Wayne of San Francisco, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice COOK, Mrs. Helen MOORE and Mrs. Ruth MARSH, all of DesMoines, and four grandchildren.

1966 - Daisy V. (WILLIAMSON) FERREL, age 83, widow of Walter Lee FERREL, died May 1966, in Des Moines, Iowa. She is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church.

1983 - Rilma Florence (ROY) FERREL, widow of Walter "Jack" FERREL, died 17 June 1983 of a massive heart attack in her front yard at Oakland, Iowa.

1985 - Benjamin Trevor FERREL, son of Scott and Donise FERREL, was born 4 May 1985 at Modesto, Calif.

1989 - The 1843 Benjamin LOCKWOOD family Bible was given a new binding in 1988, and was presented to William D. and Jeane DeCoursey of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, on their wedding anniversary, 8 April 1989.


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