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Frank

Direct Descendants of Oscar Frank

1 Oscar Frank 1825 - 1890

.. +Carolina Brubach 1830 - 1912

..2 August Herman Frank 1854 - 1916

......+Louisa Young 1863 - 1913

......3 William Edward Young 1881 - 1970

..........+Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge 1888 - 1956

...........4 Audra Lavada Young 1907 - 1990

..*1st Wife of August Herman Frank:

The relationship between Louisa Young (December 22, 1863 - June 17, 1913) and August Herman Frank (September 3, 1854 - October 7, 1916) introduced the Frank family into our family tree. At the time of this writing, however, I have been unsuccessful in tracing the Frank family to Europe. This work is ongoing. For the moment, therefore, the story of the Frank family begins with our immigrant ancestor, Oscar Frank (September 27, 1825 - June 4, 1890)

Oscar Frank (September 27, 1825 - June 4, 1890) Born in Saxony, Germany, died in Lewisville, Ohio

wife: Carolina Brubach (May 4, 1830 - February 27, 1912)

children: Henry Jacob Franks (December 9, 1854 - December 19, 1889)

@ August Herman Frank (September 3, 1854 - October 7, 1916)

Oscar J. Frank

Charles F. Frank (abt 1858 - ?)

Flora Frank (abt 1860 - ?)

Mary (Molly) E. Frank (1860 - July 4, 1941)

Harriett (Hattie) Frank (October 10, 1862 - ?)

Caroline Frank (abt 1866 - ?)

Rosa Anna (Rosie) Frank (abt 1869 - ?)

Oscar Frank (September 27, 1825 - June 4, 1890) immigrated to America in the 1840s. He first appears in the Federal Census data in 1850 where he is listed as a single 22 year old laborer from Germany. He was living with a German family, Michael and Elizabeth Batram who were 48 and 45 years old, respectively. This census listing of Batram has subsequently been confirmed to be Bertram. At the time of the 1870 Census, Oscar spelled his name, Oskar. Oscar Frank married Carolina Brubach (May 4, 1830 - February 27, 1912) and the couple had 9 children, one of whom was August Herman Frank (September 3, 1854 - October 7, 1916).

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August Herman Frank (September 3, 1854 - October 7, 1916) Born and died in Monroe County, Ohio

father: Oscar Frank (September 27, 1825 - June 4, 1890)

mother: Carolina Brubach (May 4, 1830 - February 27, 1912)

partner: Louisa Young (December 22, 1863 - June 17, 1913)

children: William Edward Young (May 20, 1881 - October 24, 1970)

August Herman Frank (September 3, 1854 - October 7, 1916) and Louisa Young (December 22, 1863 - June 17, 1913) conceived a child about August 1880 who was born Willie Young on May 20, 1881. August and Louisa never married and the child was given the surname of his mother, Louisa Young (December 22, 1863 - June 17, 1913). August Herman Frank (September 3, 1854 - October 7, 1916) married Matilda A. Keeser (1863 - 1931) on April 6, 1884 in Monroe County, Ohio and the couple had 11 children. About October 4, 1916 August H. Frank was working in the field and got a pain in his side. He kept working and fell violently ill with what was subsequently diagnosed as a ruptured appendix. He died 3 days later from acute paratinitus.

Hodge

Direct Descendants of William Hodge

1 William Hodge 1777 - 1871

..2 Samuel Hodge 1817 - 1896

......+Catharine (1828)? 1828 - 1905

......3 George Washington Hodge 1863 - 1908

..........+Mary Jane Whitacre 1865 - 1943

...........4 Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge 1888 - 1956

...............+William Edward Young 1881 - 1970

...............5 Audra Lavada Young 1907 - 1990

The Hodge family immigrated from Pennsylvania to Ohio about 1840. They were farmers. Of the ancestors in this book, this family was the first with an Anglo-Saxon background.

William Hodge (abt 1777 - February 20, 1871) Born in Pennsylvania, died in Bethel Twp., Monroe County, Ohio

children: @ Samuel Hodge (abt 1817 - February 11, 1896)

Martha Hodge (abt 1825 - ?)

Mary Hodge (abt 1836 - ?)

William R. Hodge (abt 1839 - ?)

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Phebe Hodge (abt 1840 - ?)

William Hodge moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio probably around 1840. He was a farmer. The name of William's wife is unknown at this time, however, she and William had 5 children, one of whom was Samuel Hodge (abt 1817 - February 11, 1896).

Samuel Hodge (abt 1817 - February 11, 1896) Born in Pennsylvania, died in Bethel Twp., Monroe County, Ohio

father: William Hodge (abt 1777 - February 20, 1871)

wife: Catharine (1828)? (May 17, 1828 - January 10, 1905)

children: John W. Hodge (October 16, 1859 - July 14, 1903)

James Madison Hodge (May 28, 1861 - October 5, 1874)

@ George Washington Hodge (July 1863 - March 22, 1908)

Mary E. Hodge (abt 1864 - abt 1906)

Samuel McClellen Hodge (March 15, 1865 - October 7, 1874)

Sarah Catharine Hodge (May 29, 1867 - October 15, 1874)

Samuel Hodge married Catharine (1828)? and the couple had 6 children. Catharine (1828)? was reported to be half American Indian - tribe unknown. Three of the children, James Madison Hodge (May 28, 1861 - October 5, 1874), Samuel McClellen Hodge (March 15, 1865 - October 7, 1874), and Sarah Catharine Hodge (May 29, 1867 - October 15, 1874), died within 10 days of each other in October 1874 of diphtheria. Of the three children who reached adulthood, one was George Washington Hodge, the author's great grandfather. The place of residence of Samuel Hodge at the time of his death was Sycamore Valley, OH.

George Washington Hodge (July 1863 - March 22, 1908) Born near Graysville, Ohio, died at Athens Ohio State Hospital

father: Samuel Hodge (abt 1817 - February 11, 1896)

mother: Catharine (1828)? (May 17, 1828 - January 10, 1905)

wife: Mary Jane Whitacre (September 15, 1865 - March 19, 1943) married on October 6, 1883 in Monroe County, Ohio

children: Samual Sidnor Hodge (July 27, 1884 - July 1932)

Forrest Henry Hodge (December 5, 1886 - April 27, 1939)

@ Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (December 7, 1888 - June 21, 1956)

Addie Mabel Catharine Hodge (March 24, 1890 - August 27, 1960)

Carrie Nevada Hodge (October 20, 1893 - July 14, 1967)

George Washington Hodge (July 1863 - March 22, 1908) was a quarter (25%) American Indian. On October 6, 1883 in Monroe County, Ohio he married Mary Jane Whitacre (September 15, 1865 - March 19, 1943) and the couple had 5 children. One of the children was Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (1888 - 1956), the author's grandmother. In about 1897 George was committed to the Ohio

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State mental hospital where he died several years later. The cause of death was given as epilepsy.

Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (December 7, 1888 - June 21, 1956 ) Born near Graysville, Ohio, died near Lewisville, Ohio

father: George Washington Hodge (July 1863 - March 22, 1908)

mother: Mary Jane Whitacre (September 15, 1865 - March 19, 1943)

husband: William Edward Young (May 20, 1881 - October 24, 1970) married on September 7, 1905 at Graysville, OH

children: @ Audra Lavada Young (January 24, 1907 - April 8, 1990)

Leora Viola Young (December 4, 1908 - July 15, 1992)

Mary Mabel Young (June 30, 1911 - February 2, 1998)

Wilene Elizabeth Young (October 27, 1915 - December 6, 1997)

Edith Eloise Young (August 17, 1917 - )

Irvin William Young (May 20, 1922 - )

Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (December 7, 1888 - June 21, 1956) was the author's grandmother. She married William Edward Young (May 20, 1881 - October 24, 1970) on September 7, 1905 in Graysville, Ohio. This couple had 6 children. Audra Lavada Young (January 24, 1907 - April 8, 1990), the eldest of the 6 children, was the author's mother.

 

Whitacre

Direct Descendants of Robert Whittaker

1 Robert Whittaker 1624 -

...+Jane Hardman

..2 John Whittaker 1655 - 1713

........+Esther Deane 1657 - 1680

......3 John Whitaker/Whitacre 1678 - 1737

............+Jane Bond 1664 - 1753

...........4 John II Whitacre 1704 - 1768

................+Naomi Hulme

...............5 George (I) Whitacre 1745 - 1785

.....................+Ruth or Routh Wilson 1749 - 1790

...................6 Joshua Whitacre 1766 - 1814

.........................+Rachel Wilson - 1790

........................7 George II Whitacre 1790 - 1853

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..............................+Elizabeth McKee 1792 - 1854

............................8 Sydnor Whitacre 1836 - 1887

..................................+Julia Ann Winland 1841 - 1923

.................................9 Mary Jane Whitacre 1865 - 1943

......................................+George Washington Hodge 1863 - 1908

.....................................10 Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge 1888 - 1956

...........................................+William Edward Young 1881 - 1970

.........................................11 Audra Lavada Young 1907 - 1990

So far in this book, we have dealt almost exclusively with the ancestors of William Edward Young (May 20, 1881 - October 24, 1970). With few exceptions, William Young's ancestors were from Germany and Switzerland. With William Young's marriage to Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (December 7, 1888 - June 21, 1956) on September 7, 1905, a good measure of English blood was introduced into the family line. But, even Ola Hodge Young brought considerable German lineage. Ola's grandmother, Julia Ann Winland was largely German. But, the Whitacre and most likely the Hodge lines can be traced back to origins in the British Isles. My mother, Audra Audra Lavada Young (January 24, 1907 - April 8, 1990), frequently observed that if the members of our family had a different colored skin spot for each nationality in our heritage, we would be poka dotted. While this is certainly true, about three-quarters of her dots would favor the German.

Our Whitacre line is undoubtedly of English origin and we will review the details below. However, four generations of Whittaker/Whitacre family lived in America between the time of our immigrant ancestor, John Whitaker/Whitacre (1678 - 1737), and Sydnor Whitacre (1836 - 1887) who introduced the German element into the clan by marrying Julia Ann Winland (1841 - 1923). At this time I have not researched the spouses of those four Whitacres to see what other nationalities may be represented. This would be a good project for some future genealogist or family historian.

Robert Whittaker (1624 - ?) Born in England

wife: Jane Hardman

children: @ John Whittaker (abt 1655 - November 27, 1713)

John Whittaker (abt 1655 - November 27, 1713)

wife: Esther Deane (abty 1657 - abt 1680) of Colne Twp, England

children: Robert Whittaker (March 30, 1677 - November 18, 1677) Born and died in Barley, Lancashire, England

@ John Whitaker/Whitacre (November 24, 1678 - 1737) Born in Barley, Lancashire, England and died Makefield, Bucks Co., PA

For many years the descendants of the Whittaker/Whitacre line in America knew our ancestors back only to the immigrant, John Whitaker/Whitacre (1678 - 1737). More recently the line has been researched back to Robert (abt 1624 - ?) and Jane Hardman Whittaker. The discussion that

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follows has been provided by the unknown researcher who pursued the family back into England. So, let us begin our visit with our Whitacre line with this couple. Like most of the information on our Swiss and German ancestors, the information that follows has not been proven by the author and, therefore, should be considered a guide or leads for more serious research.

John Whitaker/Whitacre (November 24, 1678 - 1737) Born in Barley, Lancashire, England and died Makefield, Bucks Co., PA

wife: Jane Bond Scott married on December 3, 1702

children: @ John II Whitacre (May 14, 1704 - 1768)

Our immigrant ancestor from England was John Whitaker/Whitacre (November 24, 1678 - 1737). He was born in Barley, Lancashire, England and died Makefield, Bucks Co., PA. John was married on December 3, 1702 to Jane Bond Scott. Jane Bond Scott was the widow of John Scott. John Whitacre and Jane Bond Scott were the parents of John II Whitacre (1704 - 1768). John Whitacre (abt 1675 - 1737) was the original immigrant from England that began our Whitacre line.

FETTERS: (The source for the following appears to be FETTERS. Nothing further is known about this source at this time.) Although proof is lacking, it would seem reasonable to believe, as is often claimed, that John WHITAKER sailed to America with the SCOTTs and other Lancashire and Yorkshire Friends on the Britannia in 1699. ... John SMITH's will, signed on the Britannia 29 July 1699, appointed James DILLWORTH of Philadelphia and John SCOTT, "late of ye Hill in Yorkshire", as executors. SMITH's will was proved at Philadelphia on 9 September 1699, just 16 days after the Britannia had arrived at its destination. John SCOTT signed the executor's bond, as did John WHITAKER as the "attorney" or co-bondsman. ... Then, about seventeen months later, John WHITAKER served in the same capacity for Jane (Bond) SCOTT, the executrix of the estate of her husband, John SCOTT.

Thus the close association of WHITAKER and SCOTT immediately after SCOTT's arrival in Pennsylvania makes it seem highly likely that WHITAKER was a Britannia passenger. But we do not know whether the men became friendly during the voyage, or already were acquainted prior to leaving England.

If John was acquainted with the SCOTTs before leaving England, his origins would be in the area near the Yorkshire-Lancashire border that had been the SCOTT family's home. Colne Parish and nearby Burnley Parish, Lancashire, ... have been inhabited by WHITAKERs from the earliest days that parish records were kept there. ... Burnley is only 10 miles southeast of Sawley, where the SCOTTs resided until the late 1690s.

Our John WHITAKER was a Quaker, and Quakers living in that region belonged to Marsden Monthly Meeting. ... Three WHITAKERs (John, James, and Henery) were members of Marsden MM in the 1670s and 1680s. These men apparently were related, perhaps brothers, and judging by

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the marriage dates for the first two, probably were born about 1650.

KERNS: (The source for the following appears to be KERNS. Nothing further is known about this source at this time.) The immigrant ancestor, John WHITACRE Sr. allegedly came to America about 1699 from Yorkshire, England. Being inspired by the Quakers, he settled in William Penn's Colony of Pennsylvania. Proof of the Bond-Scott-Parker relationships is best-presented by Harry Hollingsworth, "The American Genealogist", Volume 54, 1978, pg. 19-24. Kerns is also indebted to the late Dr. George E. McCracken for his ground-breaking research reported in his book, "The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved, and Doubtful", (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company), 1970, pg. 226-227.

The above the only information that I have to support our claim for these ancestors.

There is a fine book on the genealogy of the Whitacre and related families compiled by Rual P. Anderson (October 23, 1902 - June 17, 1993) entitled, "GENEALOGY - SPAID, ANDERSON, WHITACRE and a NUMBER OF ALLIED FAMILIES also HISTORICAL FACTS AND MEMOIRS." This book is available from the Library of Congress where it has the LOC Catalog Number 75-26456. It is recommended to anyone interested in the details of the Whitacre lineage. Like the book you are now reading, Anderson's lineage, data and history of the Whitacre family is offered with only a modicum of proof of its contents. But, it serves as an excellent guide to anyone wishing to prove the lineage.

For the purposes of this book, I have borrowed liberally from Rual Anderson's account of the Whitacre family prior to the immigration of Sydnor Whitacre to Monroe County, Ohio. Material subsequent to the immigration is the product of the authors own research.

John II Whitacre (May 14, 1704 - 1768)

father: John Whitacre (abt 1675 - 1737)

mother: Jane Bond Scott

wife: Naomi Hulme (1713 - 1789) born in Bucks County, PA and died in Loudoun County, VA. They were married on June 24, 1734 in the Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA

children: Naomi Whitacre (bet 1735 & 1736 - aft. August 20, 1807)

John III Whitacre (1737 - 1785)

Hannah Whitacre (September 21, 1739 - November 08, 1765)

Joshua Whitacre (bet. 1744 & 1753 - 1830)

@ George (I) Whitacre (1745 - September 15, 1785)

Joseph Whitacre (1747 - 1832)

Benjamin Whitacre (1750 - 1812)

Caleb Whitacre (May 15, 1755 - July 23, 1816)

Robert Whitacre (September 30, 1758 - September 18, 1828)

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John II Whitacre (May 14, 1704 - 1768) married Naomi Hulme (1713 - 1789) on June 24, 1734 in the Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA. They were the parents of 9 children, one of whom was George (I) Whitacre (1745 - 1785). According to the source, FETTERS, John II Whitacre was condemned by the church for marriage contrary to discipline on June 4, 1735. They moved to Kingwood, NJ in 1756, and resettled in Loudoun Co, VA in 1761. Same records indicate John and Naomi received certificate for removal on December 1, 1756.

It is of interest to note that of the 9 children born to John II Whitacre (May 14, 1704 - 1768) and Naomi Hulme (1713 - 1789), 5 of them moved to and died in Ohio. Naomi married Samuel Smith and moved to Jefferson County, Ohio; Joshua married Ann Steer and moved to Columbiana County, Ohio; Joseph married Jane Wilson and moved to Columbiana County, Ohio; Caleb married Phoebe Gore and moved to Warren County, Ohio and Robert married Sarah Roach and moved to Miami, Warren County, Ohio. The other 4 children remained in Loudoun County, Virginia.

George (I) Whitacre (1745 - September 15, 1785) Born in Pennsylvania and died in Loudoun County, Virginia

father: John II Whitacre (May 14, 1704 - 1768)

mother: Naomi Hulme

wife: Ruth or Routh Wilson (1749 - 1790) married on June 25, 1768

children: @ Joshua Whitacre (1766 - August 1814)

Robert Whitacre

Enuch Whitacre

Caleb Whitacre

George Jr. Whitacre

Benjamin Whitacre

Joseph Whitacre

Martha Whitacre

Elizabeth Whitacre

Naomi Whitacre

Ruth Whitacre

George (I) Whitacre married Ruth or Routh (Wilson?) in 1768. The couple had 11 children including Joshua Whitacre (1766 - August 1814) who moved his family from Loudoun County, VA to Frederick County, VA and established the line from which Sydnor Whitacre eventually evolved.

Joshua Whitacre (1766 - August 1814) Born in Loudoun County, Virginia, died in Frederick County, near Gore, Virginia

father: George (I) Whitacre (1745 - September 15, 1785)

mother: Ruth or Routh Wilson (1749 - 1790)

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wife: Rachel Wilson (? - 1790) married on February 25, 1788 in Loudoun County, VA

children: @ George II Whitacre (July 9, 1790 - August 13, 1853)

Sarah Whitacre

Jonas Whitacre

Nancy Whitacre (February 23, 1793 - December 19, 1866)

Wilson Whitacre

Rachel Whitacre

Ruth Whitacre

Joshua (Jr.) Whitacre

Washington Whitacre

Joshua Whitacre married Rachel Wilson on February 25, 1788 in Loudoun Co., VA. Rachel Wilson was the daughter of Samuel Wilson. We have no further information on the Wilson family. Joshua and Rachel had 9 children one of whom was George II Whitacre, father of Sydnor Whitacre.

George II Whitacre (July 9, 1790 - August 13, 1853)

father: Joshua Whitacre (1766 - August 1814)

mother: Rachel Wilson (? - 1790)

wife: Elizabeth McKee (November 6, 1792 - May 29, 1854) married on May 13, 1818 in Frederick County, Virginia

children: Ludy Whitacre (May 24, 1920 - ?)

Nimrod Whitacre (January 14, 1822 - September 12, 1892)

Asbury Whitaker (October 18, 1823 - December 2, 1881)

Annette (Nettie) Whitacre (1825 - February 10, 1895)

Robert Whitacre (November 20, 1827 - June 2, 1893

Louise Whitacre (July 29, 1829 - May 10, 1852)

Zedwell Whitacre (October 17, 1833 - December 11, 1893)

@ Sydnor Whitacre (February 23, 1836 - January 2, 1887)

Finnis (Fennis or Phineas) Whitacre (September 23, 1837 - April 19, 1903)

Aglen Whitacre (February 11, 1840 - September 22, 1913)

George II Whitacre married Elizabeth McKee (1792 - 1854) on May 13, 1818 in Frederick County, Virginia. They were the parents of 10 children, one of whom was our ancestor, Sydnor Whitacre (February 23, 1836 - January 2, 1887).

Sydnor Whitacre (February 23, 1836 - January 2, 1887) Born in Frederick County, near Gore, Virginia, died near Graysville, Ohio

father: George II Whitacre (July 9, 1790 - August 13, 1853)

mother: Elizabeth McKee (November 6, 1792 - May 29, 1854)

wife: Julia Ann Winland (January 7, 1841 - April 22, 1923) married on July 9, 1856

children: James Whitacre (March 18, 1857 - June 3, 1888)

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George Whitacre (1859 -

Louisa A. Whitacre (September 16, 1861 - October 5, 1888)

Aglon Whitacre (August 8, 1863 - October 22, 1944)

@ Mary Jane Whitacre (September 15, 1865 - March 19, 1943)

Henry Whitacre (August 24, 1868 - January 5, 1944)

John Whitacre (July 21, 1869 - February 7, 1959)

Ida Viola Whitacre (March 8, 1871 - April 30, 1939)

Margaret Elizabeth Whitacre (March 12, 1873 - October 9, 1947)

Annetta (Nettie) Whitacre (September 20, 1875 - January 9, 1969)

N.N (1877) Whitacre (April 8, 1877 - ?)

Amanda Mabel Whitacre (September 16, 1879 - November 30, 1958)

Sydnor Whitacre married Julia Ann Winland (1841 - 1923) on July 9, 1856. They had 12 children, one of whom was the author's great grandmother, Mary Jane Whitacre (1865 - 1943).

Mary Jane Whitacre (September 15, 1865 - March 19, 1943) Born in Center Twp. Monroe County, Ohio, died in Lewisville, Ohio

father: Sydnor Whitacre (February 23, 1836 - January 2, 1887)

mother: Julia Ann Winland (January 7, 1841 - April 22, 1923)

husband: George Washington Hodge (July 1863 - March 22, 1908)

children: Samual Sidnor Hodge (July 27, 1884 - July 1932)

Forrest Henry Hodge (December 5, 1886 - April 27, 1939)

@ Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (December 7, 1888 - June 21, 1956)

Addie Mabel Catharine Hodge (March 24, 1890 - August 27, 1960)

Carrie Nevada Hodge (October 20, 1893 - July 14, 1967)

It is likely that Julia Ann Winland named her daughter, Mary Jane Whitacre, after the sister of her grandfather, Martin Baker. Martin Baker's youngest sister who was just 2 years older than himself was Mary Jane Baker. Mary Jane Whitacre married George Washington Hodge on October 6, 1883 in Monroe County, Ohio. They had 5 children, one of whom was the author's grandmother, Julia Viola (Ola) Hodge (1888 - 1956).


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