My ancestors, Samuel and Silence Hall were in Portage County
before 1830. I would like to find a map of Portage County that
includes the placement of townships. Does anyone know of a site that
provides this? Thank you, Margaret
Am seeking info on Samuel Montgomery family. All I have is a d/c
for Ida May Matti(Montgomery) Born Jan.6,1866,Georgetown,Ohio. Died
Twinsburg,Ohio,9-4-1928.Father Sam Montgomery,born Ireland.
Mother,Merci or Mercia,born,N.Y. state.Any thing at all appreciated.
Thanks and God bless,Tony.
Benjamin Raspilair died in Brimfield,Portage County, June 6,
1935. His death certificate lists him as a fruit and poultry farmer,
he was known to be a glassblower in earlier years. His death
certificate was signed by his son, Alphonse. Benjamin was born in
France and lived in Jeannete, PA, Anderson, IN, and Clarksburg, WV
before coming to OH in about 1924. Other members of the family who
lived in Portage County were Fanny, m Emil Slapak. and I think,
Alice, m Wm McClain. Benjamin's wife was Claudia Marie Darqueene
from Belgium and they married in Pittsburgh and lived in Jeannete,
PA for a short while. My husband's father Joseph was the oldest
child b Anderson, IN in 1896. If anyone connects to any of these
families, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks, Bickie
Looking for information on Albert and Theresa SEKEL. Albert is
from Austri/Hungary. Albert died in May 1972 and Theresa died June
22, 2000. I need obituraries and Natulization paper or Intention on
Albert. Thank-You, Terry
I have a picture o0f Sarah"Sally" Jenings Morris( mrs John
Morris) taken by Eggleston and Co. Chardon. Also 2 tintypes that
might be her much earlier, plus Morris reunion
pictures1887,1897,1898, and scattered years to 1930.
Addendum to previous query; same date. Sidney R. MORRIS and wife
1-Eliza ? had three children: Melissa, Florilla and Vincent MORRIS.
Family list shows Vincent, born 3/28/1831 in Hiram ("Geauga Co.")
Ohio. Sometime in the next 30 years he moved to Muscatine Co., West
Liberty, Iowa and married Sarah Ann GATTON (GASTON) 9/5/1861. Family
list shows five children.
Delos W. MORRIS, b.11/4/1833 (according to a family list),son of
Sidney R. MORRIS and (wife 2) Nancy MILLER (a widow?), married Anna
WOOD 3/18/1862 in Geauga Co. Delos W. later married Samantha FLICK
(born Trumbull 1847)in Trumbull Co. (mar.12/23/1885). The family
list says they probably lived in Garretsville. No children are known
for Delos in either marriage. Sidney R. MORRIS b.1807, Geneva NY
came to Montville with parents and siblings in 1821. "Family list"
says he died 3/29/18 and buried in "Hemeston", OH- a name not found
on my maps. Sidney MORRIS also married Nancy UDALL-another report.
ANY CLUES helping to clear conflicting information is sorely needed.
Can you Help?? I will provide any data to you I can. Roger
Please tell me the father of this George Pownall: GEORGE POWNALL
(AA) was born in 1787 and died April 11, 1856 and is buried in a
cemetery located about two miles north of Deefield, Portage County,
Ohio. He married Agnes Pancake who was born in Virginia. She is
buried in the same cemetery as George. A Joseph P. 6-21-1810, Sarah
Du Boiis B Andrew G. 1821 Jane Rogers George Pownall and wife were
part of the Baptist congregation in 1818 in Portage County, Ohio
(176-420). “In 18?? another church was organized by Rev. Andrew
Clark, a Baptist minister, and the members from Pennsylvania were
William Brown and wife, Benjamin McDaniel and wife, George Pownall
and wife, and Abigal Tuttle.” (176) JOSEPH P. POWNALL (AAA) was born
January 21, 1810 and married Sarah Du Bois September 15, 1836. Sarah
was born April 13, 1813. A Mary Emaline 9-23-1839, 12-2-1899 George
Robb B Lydia A. 3-16-1838 George W. Fox C Nancy A. 2-8-1841 James C.
Woodruff D Lucy W. 11-14-1842 E George S. 8-2-1844 Mary LNU F Sarah
J. 1-14-1846 G John W. 8-9-1848 H Joseph W. 2-10-1851 I Marcus W.
1-16-1855 J Charles A. 2-6-1857 K George L. Oct. 18?? at age 2
months, 5 days. A tombstone inscription in the cemetery two miles
north of Deefield, Ohio reads “Nancy Pownall, wife of Joseph P.
Pownall, died December 10, 1831 at age 20 years, 7 months. Probably
Joseph’s first wife. TVR could not distinguish with certainty the
date. According to H.H. Robb, Joseph P. Pownall went to Missouri
where he died and was buried. There was an intimation that Joseph
had fled Ohio to escape the consequences of some illegal act.
“Grandma Robb’s father, Grandpa Pownall, migrated to Missouri where
he died and is buried. I’ve heard Dad tell of the place, but have
forgotten.” (18-72) MARY EMALINE POWNALL (AAAA) was born September
23, 1839 in Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio and died
December 2, 1899 in Williams County, Ohio. She married George Robb
November 14, 1861. In the spring of 1866 they moved to Williams
County where they have since resided. Mrs. Robb was the mother of
five children, three boys and two girls. Elmer, the oldest, lives
near Nashville, Tennessee and Clinton, the youngest departed this
life at the age of one year and three days and the mother now rests
beside him. Grant, Minnie, and Emma live in Williams County. Six
grandchildren, also three brothers and two sisters are left to
travel life’s way without her. Mrs. Robb united with the church when
18 years of age and has ever lived a devoted Christian life and
several times in her last sickness expressed herself ready and
willing should the summons come. She often spoke of her trust in
Christ as her Savior and had great faith in prayer. Mrs. Robb had an
active disposition and enjoyed work. She was careful and orderly
about her home. Anyone who enjoyed the hospitality of her home must
have noticed the perfect order that prevailed there. (James Allen
Robb, son of Clarence Allen Robb, had Mary Emaline’s Bible)(James is
now deceased). I'll be grateful for any help you give me. Thanks.
Tracy V. Robb
Ashbill Sperry, b.1836 Portage co. in civil war from Iowa
Sylvester and Ashbel Sperry were from the same county but I dont
think they were brothers. If any one can help on Ashbill's parents
and family I would be very greatfull. Thanks in advance Ron Scott
Looking for MARY MOREHOUSE b. PORTAGE, OH. Mary MOREHOUSE
married John ELDER about 1834, and lived in Wood County, about
1839-60. Her son Josiah's death certificate from Monroe County,
Michigan, says mother is: "Mary MOREHOUSE, b. PORTAGE, OH" John
ELDER is listed in BEERS history of Wood Co. as an assessor and
sheriff. Thanks for any help you can give me. NancyP
I am searching for information on private first class Woodrow W.
SWOGGER who died in World War II do you have a list of soldiers who
died in the war in Portage Co. OH .This is the county that he lived
in. if you can find the date of death, can you find an article in
the newpaper that tells how he died if there is any cost let me know
and i will pay it thank you.