Belmont County, Ohio, Posted Queries for

Belmont County, Ohio

Posted Queries for January 1998

HARRISON posted by Roger Byers on Sunday, January 4, 1998

I am interested in information on Thomas HARRISON who purchased land in Washington Twp. in 1809, 1814, and 1832 (total 360 acres). He may be the same person as a Thomas Harmison who listed as an early pioneer of Belmont County (1815).

DOTY, WILLIAMS posted by Joyce Doty Aldred on Saturday, January 10, 1998

Looking for any information on James Eli DOTY and wife Amanda Williams DOTY. James came to Belmont County possibly from Texas. Date of birth May 30, 1871. Died 1944. Buried in Belmont County near Jacbsburg. Amanda Jane Williams Doty was born March 21, 1889, Powhatten Point. Buried same location. Children include Norman, Ralph, Richard, Garnet, James, all deceased. There are more children but unsure of names. Have some info on Amanda but none on James Eli Doty. Family story that he came from Texas to escape from law. Any info will be appraciated. Thanks!

FINCH, MANN posted by Helen Waltman Peasley on Saturday, January 10, 1998

WILLIAM MANN b 15 MAY 1841 m HARRIET FINCH b 6 Aug 1843 on 16 Aug 1862 in Barnesville. Who was her father?

CAMPBELL, FINCH, MANN posted by Helen Waltman Peasley on Saturday, January 10, 1998

EMANUEL MANN b1809 d 2 Aug 1876 m 24 Sep 1837 MATILDA CAMPBELL b 1818 d 20 Oct 1899, both buried in Somerton Old North Church Cemetery. Searching for parents of either of my great great grandparents. EMANUEL MANN was the father of ROBERT MANN, one time owner of the dry goods (or hardware) store in Barnsville. I think purchased it from a Mr.BARNES.

CAMPBELL posted by Helen Waltman Peasley on Saturday, January 10, 1998

Who was the father of MATILDA CAMPBELL b. 1818 m. EMANUEL MANN 24 Sep 1837 d. Oct 1899 in Belmont Co.

SHANNON posted by David E. Shannon on Saturday, January 10, 1998

My g2-grandfather was Robert SHANNON. His family migrated from N. Ireland>Baltimore, MD>western PA>"Richland, OH">Brown County, IN. Parents were probably Samuel SHANNON and second (?) wife Margaret. There were two older sibs born in N. Ireland: Will and Mary. They were supposed to have "settled down in Ohio" but a William SHANNON shows up in Brown County near the Samuel and Margaret family. Because of other families' connections between Belmont County, OH and Brown County, IN, and because my ancestors travelled by major riverway, I am hoping that their Richland was in Belmont. Whom did Mary marry? Did she and/or Will stay in Belmont County? Who were the parents of Samuel and Margaret? Who was Samuel's first wife?

MILLS posted by Donna Bernard on Tuesday, January 13, 1998

MILLS, Edward Nelson dob l856, married June l5 l878 to Samantha Givens, born l858. Specifically looking for info on Edward - parents names, siblings, etc.

DUGAN, GILL, KINSEY posted by Marna L. Clemons on Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Kinsey B. GILL married Catherine DUGAN Jan 1819 in Belmont County, OH. Who were

LASH, SHAY posted by Carolyn Gang on Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Seeking spouse of ABRAHAM SHAY. He was married prior to 1818 in Belmont Co, OH. Had a son named JOHN SHAY born in Belmont Co circa 1818. Abraham's father was also named John and died circa 1825 in Belmont County. Abraham later relocated to Shelby Co, Illinois where he died April 1, 1842, and his son John married Alles (Alice) Renner in 1842.

LASH, SHAY posted by Carolyn Gang on Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Seeking parents and spouses name of John SHAY. John SHAY came to Belmont Co, OH in 1806. He died circa 1825 (estate settled 1827). His widow's first name was Barby. Her maiden name may have been LASH. They had several children including sons named Abraham and David. Trying to find a birth date for Abraham. Would appreciate any info on this family, and would like to know if John was a Rev. War Vet.

SHAY posted by Carolyn Gang on Tuesday, January 13, 1998

John SHAY came to Belmont County in 1806. He died circa 1825, estate finalized 1827. I have abstract copy of will.

GOODWIN posted by Lou Hoffner on Sunday, January 25, 1998

Clarissa GOODWIN (1835-1917) was married to Louis P. Hoffner. They lived in Belmont Co., (possibly St. Clairsville). Clarissa was my g/grandmother and I would like to find her parents. Louis immigrated from Prussia.

HATCHER, KELBAUGH posted by Kevin Kelbaugh on Sunday, January 25, 1998

I am looking for information on the HATCHER family in Belmont Co. Ohio. Joshua KELBAUGH came to Belmont Co. in the early 1840's from Maryland. Here he met Mary HATCHER (b.abt 1811). Her father's name was Mahlon HATCHER. or Balam HATCHER according to another source. She was first married to a Mr.McLaughlin, then widowed. Joshua married Mary in Belmont Co. on 1 Aug 1844. They later moved to Noble Co., OH. It is my understanding that the HATCHER family had been in Belmont Co for awhile. I am interested in finding out what Mary's mothers name was. I am also interested in pinpointing the Belmont Co. township that they were from. If it is possible I want to trace back this HATCHER line. If there is anyone who can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Kevin Kelbaugh

RHODES, WHITE posted by Sheri Nye on Sunday, January 25, 1998

RHODES, WHITE - Seeking parents and siblings of WILLIAM WHITE b.1802/1806 Maryland. He married in Mead twp.April 25, 1827 to SARAH RHODES b.1807 in Belmont Co. Ohio. They had four children Minerva,Caroline,Elizabeth, and Samuel b.1839. Also seeking parents of Sarah Rhodes. The family removed to Monroe Co.OH by 1840, and by 1870 to Pleasants Co. WV.

BLANEY posted by Anna Phillips on Sunday, January 25, 1998

Looking for the following children of Joseph and Rachael BLANEY of Belmont Co., OH. Martha b. 1832; John; Rachel b. 1841; Samuel b. 1843; Henry b. 1846, Ramage b. 1848.

HUTCHINSON, TERRELL, TOLIVER, TRUAX, WORKMAN posted by Robert M. Allen on Monday, January 26, 1998

Searching from the ancestory of John Workman (c.1765-c.1835) who resided in Belmont Co., OH from at least 1804 to 1810. Thereafter he moved to Fayette Co., OH from 1810-1817. Thererafter he moved to Lawrence Co. IN. He married Eleanor __?__ at an unknown place and time. His children were Abraham (c.1785-1850) who married Elizabeth HUTCHINSON, Isaac (c.1790-1831) who married Tabitha TRUAX in 1806 in Belmont Co., OH (my wife's ancestors), Jeremiah (c.1797-__?__) who married Sarah TOLIVER in 1819, John Jr. (c. 1800-__?__), and Peggy (c.1798-__?__) who married John TERRELL in 1818. Tabitha TRUAX was the daughter of Richard TRUAX (c.1760-1839) who died in Knox Co., OH. Richard TRUAX was residing in Belmont Co., OH from at least 1806-1813 in the part which broke off and became Monroe Co., OH in 1813.

GILLESPIE, WILSON posted by Ron Darrah on Monday, January 26, 1998

My 3gr-grandather, Michael A. WILSON, married Elizabeth GILLESPIE in Belmont Co. in 1827. Who were her parents and where were they from?

DOVER posted by Sharon Gire on Monday, January 26, 1998

My great great grandfather was John DOVER, born about 1825, not sure if he was born in Virginia or Ohio. I am trying to determine whether he is John W. DOVER, son of Daniel, and grandson of Phillip. I have not quite been able to make the link in the census, although I have found both families. can anyone help? If you have any suggestions or information, I would appreciate your help.

BAKER posted by Chuck Hood on Monday, January 26, 1998

BAKER, EDWARD R.b. 1835 OH; any help or clue would be appreciated. thanks

JARVES, JARVIS posted by Steven W. Jarvis on Monday, January 26, 1998

I'm looking for a William JARVIS or JARVES, possibly son of William JARVIS or JARVES of Noble Co. or Guernsey Co., OH. The *specific* William S. Jarvis I'm looking for is my great grandfather, b.1871 (possibly 1873) in Ohio (Belmont, Guernsey, or Noble Co.) who moved to Jackson Co., Arkansas before 1906. He was supposedly from Noble Co. (my grandfather's name was Noble Jarvis) and his 1920 Jackson Co., AR census records say he was born in OH as were both of his parents. Possibly related to Philip Jarvis of Guernsey Co., OH or Mead Jarvis of Guernsey Co., OH. Thanks, SWJ

BALL posted by Deanna Jones on Monday, January 26, 1998

I am looking for THEOPHILUS B BALL born in Belmont Co OH in 1837. He moved to Lawrence Co OH where he was a successful business man, but later returned to Belmont Co OH to die in 1898. I will share the information I have. Thanks

MORRIS posted by Nina Mack on Monday, January 26, 1998

Anna MORRIS b 1821 Belmont City, Belmont Co daughter of Isaac MORRIS of PA she was the 5th of 8 or 9 children earlier children born in PA

HELMS, MOORE, TRUAX posted by Ann Moore on Monday, January 26, 1998

Seeking information on Tobias MOORE, Rev War Vet who came into the Belmont Co. area abt 1800. He d. Apr. 15, 1839 leaving wife, Elizabeth and ch: Michael, John, Samuel, Phillip, Jacob and Solomon.. Solomon m. Mary Sarah TRUAX Jan. 26, 1815 in Belmont Co. Elizabeth MOORE, widow of Tobias, d. Mar. 9, 1845. Daniel HELMS s/o Benjamin and Rachel MOORE HELMS came to Belmont Co. in 1836,

DAVENPORT posted by Sam Patterson on Monday, January 26, 1998

Seeking any information about the DAVENPORT family in Belmont Co.

DAVIS, RIFE posted by Sandy Perkins on Monday, January 26, 1998

I am searching for Howard Ben Davis b. 1888. married to Mary Alice Rife. Howard left his wife and children (John Everett Davis, Lodus Eleanor Davis and Gwen Davis). I would like info. on whether he ever remarried and had more children. His last residence was in Canton, Ohio.

EDDY, RIGA posted by jaeken philippe on Monday, January 26, 1998

requesting on behalf of Danny RIGA in Belgium the witness of his birth (1946) by american soldier borned +/- 1916 in Balmont Ohio under name of Clarence (first name) EDDY. Is he still alive, where can we reach him (Adresse, phone?) its all we got. Thanks

MCCOY, MCELFRESH posted by Julie Terwilliger on Monday, January 26, 1998

William MCCOY b.1799 in PA married to Mary MCELFRESH b.1798 in PA had all thier children in Belmont Co, Ohio. I descend through Mary Ann MCCOY b.8 March 1826 in Belmont Co. Please contact me with any information or if you believe to be a descendant. Ihave been looking for them for quite a long time! Thank you!

BURDETT, BURDITT, JOHNSTONE posted by Judy Truman on Monday, January 26, 1998

William BURDITT b. 17 Jan 1818, Belmont Co. md. Mary JOHNSTONE, need any information of both.

FELTER, PRETTYMAN, SHIMP posted by Carol M. Dennis on Saturday, January 31, 1998

I just found the death certificate for my husband's great grandfather whose name was Benjamim SHIMP who lived in Aurelius Township, Macksburg, OH in Washington County, OH. This death certificate states that his parents were Michael SHIMP and Lou PRETTYMAN and states that Benjamin was born in VA. In looking through marriages recorded in Belmont County, I found a Michael SHIMP and Lou PRETTYMAN who were married May 17, 1843. Now I do NOT believe that this Michael and Lou were really the parents of Benjamin SHIMP because he was supposedly born February 9, 1834 (and died April 18, 1915)..... so it does not seem as though Michael and Lou could be his parents, but my hope is that there is a connection which someone knows about and can point me in the right direction to determine who his parents really were. Benjamin married Hannah Elizabeth FELTER of Washington County, OH and they had at least 9 children which I have identified. Will share what I have gladly to help someone else. But sure would like to find the names of Benjamin's parents, where they were from, etc., etc. Thanks so much....... Carol Dennis

COULTER, FORD, FROST, GLASENER, HEDGES, PORTER, SNEDEKER, YOUNG posted by Pamela S. Forristall on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Submitted by Pamela Forristall Garrett SNEDEKER b: 07 FEB 1741/45(?), d: 04 SEP 1826 at Brooke co., VA, m: ABT 1770 to Elizabeth WYCKOFF, b: 27 OCT 1749, d/o Peter WYCKOFF & Maria DILDINE. Garrett and Elizabeth resided at Loudoun co., VA from before the Revolutionary War until ABT 1795, then removed to Brooke co., VA until Garrett's death. They had children: 1) Garret SNEDEKER, b: BEF 1770, d: BEF 1809/11; 2) Mary (Polly) SNEDEKER, b: 21 NOV 1770; d: AFT 1833, m: 22 SEP 1791 to John GLASENER, they resided in Cadiz, OH; 3) Peter SNEDEKER, b: 30 MAR 1774, d: 29 FEB 1856, m: 07 MAY 1793 to Elizabeth FROST, they resided in Belmont co., OH; 4) John SNEDEKER, b: 12 MAY 1776, d: 08 AUG 1857, m: 1806 to Mary COULTER, they resided in Ripley, Brown co., OH; 5) Nicholas SNEDEKER, b: 1778; d: 28 JUL 1844, m: Hannah, they resided in Belmont co., OH; 6) Rebecca SNEDEKER, b: 03/30 JAN 1780, d: ABT 1872, m: 26 JAN 1796 to James FORD, they resided in Richland co., OH; 7) Jacob SNEDEKER, b: 09 SEP 1784, d: 1864; m: Eleanor PORTER, they resided in Ohio co., WV; 8) George SNEDEKER, b: 1786, d: 1839, m: 08 AUG 1821, Susan HEDGES, they resided in Brooke co., VA. The father, Garrett SNEDEKER is said to have been a soldier in the war of 1776, having fought at the Battle of Brandywine (unproven). He was a farmer and distiller. Seeking descendants. Any information on any of these surnames would be greatly appreciated. Pamela Forristall.

WILSON posted by Robert Hodgson on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Mary Banks WILSON born Tyneside England 30th Sept 1848 died 22nd Oct 1948 Mary sailed to America December 1910/Jan 1911 SS Haverford the family settled Fairpoint, Ohio where family members worked at the Aaron Coal Co. Culumbia Mine. Their address was given: same as J.Reid. Would like to contact relatives or anyone who can help. Researching

MCNATT, NEEL, WORNOCK posted by Sharon Martincic on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Can anyone tell me how to get copies of intent and naturalization papers from Barnesville, Belmont Co. area. I was told that Alexander GRETSKY (b. 8 Sep 1881 in Russia) received his papers in Barnesville, OH. It would have to be between 1928 -1958.(SS# 283-01-4619). Any help would be appreciated.

ANDERSON, BRASHEARS, FRENCH, SLACK, SMITH, WAY posted by Thomas W. Slack on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Seeking info re: Dorcas ANDERSON, born c.1780 perhaps Frederick Co. MD; believe to be sister of Elizabeth ANDERSON who married Otho FRENCH 18 Feb 1802, Frederick Co. MD. Dorcas, wife of David WAY (my GGG G/F) migrated to Belmont Co. with surviving children in 1819/1820, following David's death. Seven children included Thomas Anderson WAY (my GG G/F) born 17 Mar 1806 in Newmarket, Frederick, MD (who married Mary Ann SMITH 25 Sep 1832 in Goshen Twp, Belmont Co). Suspect Dorcas and Elizabeth to be daughters of William Clarke & Cassandra (BRASHEARS) ANDERSON of Frederick Co. MD, but have only "circumstantial evidence". Queries/info welcome.

BRYANT, PIATT, SLACK, WAY posted by Thomas W. Slack on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Seeking info re: Charity BRYANT, born 18 Feb 1813, probably OH. Married Robert SLACK (my GG G/F) 01 Apr 1830 in Flushing, Belmont Co. Seven children included Adamiram Virgil SLACK (my G G/F), born 16 Jul 1849 Monroe Co., who married Sarah Jane PIATT 10 Apr 1870,Monroe Co. Following Robert's death in Nov 1857, Charity married Aaron BATTIN in Belmont Co. Buried in Graysville Cemetery (Monroe Co.), Charity died 27 Oct 1886.

SNEDEKER, STEVENS posted by Richard M. Stevens II on Saturday, January 31, 1998

Amanda SNEDEKER, born about 1786 in Brooke Co., VA, died 1809- 1818 probably in Belmont Co., OH. In about 1803, she married a man named STEVENS (first name unknown). They had 3 sons: Auguston, b. 5 Feb 1804 in Wheeling, Ohio Co., Va; Chrysteon S., b. 1807 in PA; and James Holmes, b. 1809 in VA. Family tradition says Amanda died young. Her sons were "bound out" to learn trades. AAny info will be greatly appreciated.

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