Sept. - Oct. 2000 Queries
Sept. - Oct. 2000 Queries

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BAIRD, FINCH posted by Edward Opdycke on Saturday, September 2, 2000

I am looking for the ancestors of Robert BAIRD. He was born 23 Feb 1804 in Portage Co.,Ohio. Married Nancy FINCH 7 Sep 1824 in Portage Co.. He died 29 May 1848 in Pulaski Twp.,Williams,Ohio.


BIERCE, BOWKER, SKIFF posted by Joe Stapf on Sunday, September 3, 2000

I am interested in obtaining information concerning the family of Stephen Skiff and Lucy Jane Bierce. I have 1860 census information they lived in Nelson Township, Portage County, Ohio.


JUDD, SQUIRES posted by Karen Sorensen on Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Searching for information on Orrin and Minerva (Blair) Judd family. Was Cordelia their daughter? Looking for descendants of Louis Squire(s) born 1848.


HALL posted by Margaret Jenstad on Wednesday, September 13, 2000

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


MATTI, MONTGOMERY, WALLISH posted by Tony Szachury on Friday, September 15, 2000

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.


DARQUEENE, MCCAIN, RASPILAIR, SLAPAK posted by Bickie Raspilair on Saturday, September 23, 2000

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


SEKEL posted by Terry Rushing on Monday, September 25, 2000

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


JENINGS, MORRIS, SMITH posted by Betty H. Koelliker on Saturday, September 30, 2000

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.


FLICK, GASTON, GATTON, MILLER, MORRIS, WOOD posted by Roger Morris on Sunday, October 1, 2000

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.


FLICK, MILLER, MORRIS, WOOD posted by Roger Morris on Sunday, October 1, 2000

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


BOISE, DUBOIS, PANCAKE, POWNALL, ROBB posted by Tracy V. Robb on Wednesday, October 4, 2000

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


GOSS, RANSOM posted by Ken Goss on Thursday, October 5, 2000

Looking for information on a John Goss who married a Louisa Parker. John was the son of John Goss and Mary Polly Goss of Randolph Township, Portage County Ohio.


SPERRY posted by Ron Scott on Thursday, October 5, 2000

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


ELDER, MOREHOUSE posted by Nancy Elder Petersen on Monday, October 9, 2000

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


DUNTON, MILLER posted by Sandy Paris on Monday, October 9, 2000

Looking for any descendants or family of Gideon MILLER who married Mary Dunton in Portage Co. 1846. Will exchange info.


BENTON posted by Sandra Paris on Monday, October 9, 2000

Looking for anyone doing research on William BENTON of Portage Co in early 1800's.


SWOGGER posted by Brad Weaver on Sunday, October 15, 2000

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.


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