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Belmont County, Ohio, Posted Queries for

Belmont County, Ohio

Posted Queries for May 1998

CROSSON, MERRILL, SAMPSON posted by Barbara Shaw Bittel on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Joshua MERRILL b. 8 April 1791 m 1 Feb 1816 Columbus, Ohio Rhoda CROSSON, dau of Samuel Crosson and Cornelia SAMPSON. Did they have other childern besides Rhoda? Where did this family come from to Ohio? Cornelia was buried in the rear of a small brick Methodist Church at Burtons Station 6 miles east of Barnsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Have also seen reference to Margaret SAMPSON who m and reared a large family and perhaps moved to Missouri. Who were her parents? What about Thomas Crosson who was a minister with Wesrlyn Connection and a Nehimiah Crosson B Belmont County and died there age 80, large man 6'7", 350 lbs. Where could I find a obituary for him in Belmont County as I have no dates for him. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Will be happy to exchange data I have.

BYRD, THOMAS posted by Robert Elwood Byrd, Jr. on Saturday, May 9, 1998

BYRD: My father was Robert, Sr. and his father was Walter. Would you have or know how to find family info prior to Walter? There were some Murphy's in there some place...... Walter live in the Martins Ferry area and Robert, Sr. was in that same area, prior to Riverview and Bellaire. Might have come over from Wheeling area(?)> THOMAS: My Grandfather's name was Frank John Thomas, Sr. Would you have any history prior to Frank? His wife's name was Lillian. They lived in Bridgeport for a number of years. Prior to that they kive in Riverview. Might have come over from Wheeling(?).

GROVES, MAJOR, MOORE, VANFOSSEN posted by Laurence E. Dickerson on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Seek descendants of (James?) MOORE, born in VA c. 1794. Had children, born in Belmont County: John Peter, b. 26 Sept 1817; Emily, 14 Dec 1818 - 7 Mar 1883 m. James VANFOSSEN; Mary Ann, b. 23 Jan 1821; Henry, b. 22 June 1822; Hannah, b 23 Feb 1825; Sarah, b. 16 Dec 1826; Elizabeth, b. 6 Feb 1828 or 29; Nancy, b. 8 Mar 1831. Emily and James were married 19 May 1838 in Belmont County and had three children: George, b. c 1839, Elizabeth, c. 1841 and Mary A., b. 14 Jan 1843 m. 21 Jan 1861 to John Samuel MAJOR, son of John MAJOR and Sarah GROVES

GROVES, MAJOR, MUMMA posted by Laurence E. Dickerson on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Thomas MAJOR, born 31 Jan 1772, probably in Maryland. He married Margarett ?. They were in Belmont County by 1810 when "Mrs. Thomas MAJOR" was a founding member of Salem M.E. Church in Kirkwood Township. Margarett was still living in 1850. Thomas died 17 April 1854, buried at Salem. Had at least eight children: Mary, John, Isabel and Robert are the only ones whose names are known. Mary wed John MUMMA; John wed Sarah GROVES; Isabel married ? SPENCE(R); Robert wed Eleanor or Ellen ?. Any information on other children or descendants would be appreciated.

BARTH, MOWERY posted by David Faigley on Saturday, May 9, 1998

My grand father, Fred BARTH, was born in Belmont Co. in 1882. His parents were Charles BARTH and Mary MOWERY. Fred married Ella Smith in Lancaster, Ohio in 1906. My mother was their only issue. They divorced with-in 2 years and Fred was never heard from again by our family.


I am looking for any information on BARRETT, The sons and daughers married into the following families in Belmont County in the 1840 & 1850s MARY EVA OGILBEE, ANNA HUTCHESON,CATHERINE HART,ELIZABETH GORDON, GEORGE WATERMAN CLARK, SAMUEL M. WALLACE. I have quite a bit of information on the BARRETT family and would like to have more on whom they married. Any help would be greatly apprecialted. Most of these people were born from 1820-1840. Thank you.

VANDYNE, WAY posted by Donald W. Grossman on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Margaret WAY b. 07 Mar 1790 Virginia married Thomas VANDYNE 09 Aug 1812 Belmont Co., Ohio. Thomas Vandyne b. abt 1792/3 died 08 Mar 1877 Wabash Co., Indiana. They have eight children: Jesse, James, Josiah, Elizabeth, Joseph, Malinda, David, and Margaret. (Margaret is direct line) Have some information on some of the children may all have been born in Belmont Co., Ohio. Thanks, Don

VANFOSSEN posted by Cyndy Hendrickson on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Seeking information on Otho VANFOSSEN, b. 1798 Frederick Co., MD., d. 1881, Belmont, Co., OH. Married Rebecca GOSLIN (Gauslin?), May 4, 1819, Frederick Co., MD.

SHEPHERD, WADDELL posted by Sherry Jurgens on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Need ancestry of Susanna SHEPHERD who married Absalom WADDELL in 1810 in Belmont, Ohio. She was born in 1793 in PA. Absalom came from Stark County, Ohio. They moved to Knox County Ohio and then to Iowa.


Samuel B. Crook was born in Belmont Co., OH either 1816 or 1819 and died in Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH April 1880. Married Rebecca W. Henderson (born 1819) 23 Mar 1837 in Belmont Co., OH. Their children were Thomas Henderson, Sarah, Martha, Mary, and Charlotte. Need parents of Samuel and Rebecca and any info on daughters. Looking also for WIER, AULT, MYERS, HAMPTON, LUKE, SWAGLER, IIAMS, WILSON, JARVIS.

CARMAN, CARMEN, COOPER, HATCHER posted by Tamara Powell on Saturday, May 9, 1998

William COOPER CARMAN, Emily HATCHER CARMAN, William CARMAN, Elizabeth COOPER CARMAN ,etc. Am interested in finding any infor about these people and others connected with them. Know they lived in Belmont County in early 1800 around Lloydsville area. Believe they may of come out of Jefferson County Ohio. Hope to find out any thing , thank you Tamara Powell

MCFADDEN posted by Patricia Sproat on Saturday, May 9, 1998

For searchers searching the MCFADDEN name in Belmont county A willl is recorded in Harrison County of a Jane Millikin it is recorded in August 1831 The last will and testemant of Jane Millikin names her son in law Samuel McFadden-- her son John Millikin-- her deceased son Alexander Millikin-- his children John Millikin and Marie Jane Millikin-- a lot to son John Millikin in Mechanicsville, Ohio her two daughters Mary McFadden and her son George McFadden who are the wife and son of Samuel McFadden and her daughter Jane Barger Jane Millikin signed her will with an x for her mark and it was signed the 11 day of November 1830 Witness to this will is John Haverfield and Peter Barger

MCGILTON posted by Victoria D. Sulpher on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Researching Phillip McGilton, born in PA., second wife Malinda Jarrett and had 9 children: Sara, Margaret, Peter, Robert, Elizabeth, Hanna, Thomas, Bashia and Samuel. Needing birth and death dates of these family members. Can anyone help? Vicki

REEVES, THORNBURG, ZANE posted by Vincent R. Thornburg on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Samuel Zane, son of Ebenezer Zane, married Elizabeth Bloomfield in Bridgeport in 1820. I need a list of children's names from this marriage. Other surnames include REEVES and THORNBURG

BONNET, BROTHERS, GOODRICH, HEDGES, SYKES, WETZEL posted by Phyllis L. Wright on Saturday, May 9, 1998

John BROTHERS,wife Mary HEDGES of Belmont had dau. Katherine who marr. John William GOODRICH, Belmont Co 4 Mar.1811.He was son of Susannah WETZEL (dau of Capt.John Wetzel &Mary BONNET) & Nathenial Goodrich. Am looking for des. of Katherine's bros. & sisters, to contact. Have much info.on Hedges family, Wetzel & Bonnet fam. and Goodrich fam. . Also Katherine's line of descent. Will be happy to share. Where did John Brothers die? Need family bible for additional proof John was Katherine's father. Katherine was my ggg grandmother.

DUKE, MAAG posted by Patricia Duke Bachrach on Saturday, May 23, 1998

My grandfather's name was Jennings DUKE. He was born on September 17, 1900 in Bridgeport (Belmont County), Ohio. His birth certificate says that his father was named Fred MAAG and his mother was Lena L. DUKE. Does anyone have any information on Fred, Lena or other possible connections? Thanks for any help

LAWSON, SCOTT, SMITH posted by John Baker on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Looking for any information on life, family or ancestors of Thomas LAWSON and Mary SMITH. He died in 1845 in Uniontown, according to family history. NOTE - Thomas and Mary were parents of Maria Lawson, who married Josiah SCOTT of Harrison County and died in child birth

BARRETT, HENDERSON posted by Barbra Chambers on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Abraham BARRETT and Elizabeth HENDERSON were married in Belmont Co. 22 Jan 1805. Both were born in PA. Is this the same family as is in the 1820 & 1840 Bartholomew Co, IN census and/or in the 1860 Mercer Co., MO census? Absalom BARRETT is listed in the 1850 Mercer Co census with wife Elizabeth, same birth date (1786), and from PA. Are they the same person? Thanks for any info anyone can give me.

AYERS, AYRES, BICE posted by Shirley Combs on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking information on John AYRES of the Richland Twp. on the 1830-1840 Census, this may well be the father of my next search William AYres/Ayers of the1840/1850 census. Also Richland Twp. In 1850 Census of Belmont Co, is Samuel Ayers, William AYERS but no John. in stead is a Obadiah AYERS/AYRES. In 1840 Richland Twp. all are there. What is the relationship of these AYERS families, Please help if you have any info, Did these families come from PA? Are they all on the 1860 Census? Was William or John married to Nancy from Va? I think this is my William and John and if Nancy is a wife and in 1860 they are no longer on this census they may well be found in Schuyler Co. Mo Also seeking Francis BICE of the Wayne TWP in Belmont Ohio. 1840 Census.

BARNES posted by Jim Cruth on Saturday, May 23, 1998

I'm researching the BARNES family of Barnesville...Would be glad to share information I have on this family. Looking for descendants of Leven BARNES.

DANFORD, MATHANEY, MOORE posted by Charlotte McCoy Dumont on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Looking for anything on the Benjamin MATHANEY and Rachael FLOYD family. Their daughter Nancy married Samuel Danford.Samuel DANFORD died April 08, 1845 and Nancy died july 16, 1871.

CAISLEY, DAVIDSON, DONKIN, DOUGLAS, MORGAN posted by Betsy (Donkin) Earley on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Looking for information regarding the family of James Robert DONKIN of Shadyside, Belmont Co. OH b. 2-13-1885 Blyth,Eng. d. 10-22-1941 in Shadyside. Son of Robert Donkin and Mary Ann MORGAN DONKIN, of Bellaire. Wife was Agnes HALL CAISLEY, daughter of Robert CAISLEY and Barbara DAVIDSON HALL CAISLEY DOUGLAS, also of Morpeth or Longhirst, England but moved to OH b. 5-23-1883, m.? and d. 4-28-1958. Buried in Belmont Co. Cem. Any information welcome on this family.

HUNTSMAN, KINNEY, MORGAN posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Amos MORGAN was married to Caroline HUNTSMAN on May 8, 1851, in Belmont County. He appears on the Belmont county census in 1850, but I have no idea who his parents were. Caroline's parents were John and Elsie KINNEY HUNTSMAN, both from Belmont Co, who married Jan. 22, 1835. Can anyone recognize these people and help me with Amos' parents? Thanks

BERRY, MORGAN posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Rezin A. BERRY, married Ellen Euphemia MORGAN on Sept. 6, 1877 in Belmont County. Her parents were Amos and Caroline Huntsman Morgan of Belmont County. I can find nothing on the parents of Rezin A. BERRY....and you help? Their daughter, Pearl May Bery, 1885-1941and husband Alfred Ross Newlin, 1877-1903, were my grandparents.

LAKE, NEWLIN posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Robert L. NEWLIN married Sarah J LAKE on March 22, 1877 in St. Clairesville. I can find nothing on the parents of either of these people. I do know that they divorced (wasn't that shocking?) and both remarried ...Robert to Mrs. Emma Shallcross on March 16, 1893 and Sarah to John W. Riley on Dec. 14, 1882. Does anyone sound familiar?

LAKE, NEWLIN posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Robert L. NEWLIN married Sarah J. LAKE on Sept. 6, 1877 and has their son, Alfred Ross, that same year. They were later divorced and both remaried. He to Emma Shallcross in 1893 and Sarah to John W. Riley in 1882. I would like to find the parents of Robert and Sarah, and something about their "new" families.

BERRY, HUNTSMAN, MORGAN posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Amos MORGAN was married to Caroline HUNTSMAN on May 8, 1851 in Belmont County. Their Daughter, E. Euphemia, was born in 1857 in Belmont Co and married Rezin A. BERRY. Amos appears on the 1860 Belmont Co census, but I know nothing of his parents. I can find nothing on the parents of his son-in-law Rezin, either.

HUNTSMAN, KINNEY posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

John HUNTSMAN married Elsie (or Allace)KINNEY in Belmont County on Jan. 22, 1825. They had at least 5 children, according to the 1850 Belmont County Census: Celia, Phebe, Nancy, Caroline and William. I am looking for the parents of Elsie KINNEY.

ELLIOT, HUNTSMAN posted by Sandra Ferguson on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Joseph Snider HUNTSMAN married Celly ELLIOT on Aug. 27, 1810 in Belmont County,. their son, John Huntsman married Elsie Kinney in 1835. I have info on other Huntsman but would like to discover the parents of Celly Elliot.

HANEY, HEANEY, MILLER, THOMPSON posted by Judy Heaney on Saturday, May 23, 1998

William Wylie Heaney Born 8 May 1842 in Hendrybury,Belmont,Ohio Married Maranda V. Thompson 26 Sep 1868 In Quaker City,Guernsey,Ohio. He died 10 Dec 1905 in Beatrice,Gage,Nebraska. Maranda was born in Ohio.

CURTIS posted by Gloria Hoyt on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Would like to communicate with anyone researching Thomas Curtis who married Francis "Fanny" St.Clair around 1815-1820. Thomas was the son of Barnabas Curtis who arrived in Belmont County from Loudon County VA in 1805. Tom and Fanny had seven children; sons Tom and Lot Curtis moving on to Lucas County IA in 1860.

CLAIR, CURTIS, MCKNIGHT posted by Stephanie Layman on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Theodore MCKNIGHT (b. 1816 in Va.) married Harriet CURTIS (b. 1820 in Oh.) on 13 Dec 1838 in Belmont Co., Ohio. Harriett CURTIS was the daughter of Thomas and Francis "Fanny" (ST. CLAIR) CURTIS. Theodore and Harriett (CURTIS) MCKNIGHT had ten children, all except the last one are believed to have been born in Belmont County. They are: Francis A. (1840), Nancy (1841), Mary Emily (1843), Thomas Irwin (1845), Martha (1847), William Asbury (1849), Sarah (ca 1852), Clare B. (ca 1854), Bell (ca 1857) and Siegle (ca 1862). NOTE - primarily researching the MCKNIGHT family, with associated names CURTIS and ST. CLAIR. Have been found in Goshen Twp. and other places in Belmont County.

LYLE posted by Bill Lyle on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Looking for info on a William LYLE. Born in 1789 in ?. Died 1854 in Wheeling Twp., Belmont Cty. Buried in Crabapple Cemetary. War of 1812 Vet.

MELLOTT posted by Tammy L. Mellott on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking info regarding Gilbert MELLOTT. At some point he moved to WV, but he was probably born in Ohio. He married a Mary Mobley. They had six children: John, William, Elmer, James, Cristina, and Sadie. James was born 1896 and died 1974. Also, if anyone knows the background of The MELLOTT Memorial Bldg., which houses the Bellaire Public Library, this info would be appreciated. Thank-you.

KEENAN, RILEY posted by Karen Oldham on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Looking for information on James KEENAN, married to Margaret RILEY, both died in Belmont Co. in 1907.
Other local surnames I am researching: SUTTON, KRIGBAUM, BEEZER, ARNOLD, HAZEL, STEINKERCHNER.

CRISWELL, FRYMAN posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking descendant info. on Hyllis & Florence (FRYMAN) CRISWELL, mar. 6 Dec 1890 Belmont Co., OH.. Hyllis was b. Oct 1869 in WVA & died 1944 place unk., bur. Riverview. Florence was b. Jan. 1867, d. ?, They resided in Martins Ferry in 1900. One dau. known named Hazel Fern b. Mar 1895 who married a William A. Brown.

LUCAS, NEITZELT posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking dob,dod,dom for James A. & Emma B. (LUCAS) NEITZELT. And their descendants. Hi, Marilyn!

CAMPBELL, FRYMAN posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking descendant info. on Parker & Elizabeth (FRYMAN) CAMPBELL mar. 29 Mar 1854 Belmont Co., OH. Elizabeth b. abt. 1831, her par. Jacob & Susannah (PORTERFIELD) FRYMAN.

BELLVILLE, FRYMAN posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking dob,dod, of Jacob & Mary E. (FRYMAN) BELLVILLE, mar. 8 Dec 1883 Belmont Co., OH. Also seeking descendant info.. Ch. Celesta, George W., Lawrence, John, Nancy E. & two unk. females.

KING, PORTERFIELD posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking descendant info. on John R. & Mary (KING) PORTERFIELD, mar. 14 Nov 1838 Belmont Co., OH. Ch. Sarah, Margaret, Mary M..

CRAIG, FRYMAN posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking the family of Mary Margaret or Margaret Mary CRAIG, b. abt.1844, she mar. James A. FRYMAN on 24 Aug 1865 Belmnot Co., OH.. Her mother's name was Elizabeth. They had daughters, Florence, Annie B., Elizabeth, Cordella & Amanda. Her mother Elizabeth was living with them in the 1880 Belmont Co. census.

MAGUIRE, TAYLOR posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking descendant info. on John J.P. & Christina R. (MAGUIRE) TAYLOR mar. 11 Oct 1905 Belmont Co. John b. 2 Feb 1881 ?, his par. were James & Sarah (KAVANAUGH) TAYLOR. Christina was b. 15 Mar 1883, her par. were Charles H. & Emma (POWELL) MAGUIRE of Martins Ferry. CH. Regina, Jennie ?, Christina & John.

HOLSTEIN, MAGUIRE posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking info. on Patrica Ann & James Eugene MAGUIRE, their parents were Eugene & Ruth (HOLSTEIN) MAGUIRE. Their father died on 11 Nov 1952 & their mother died 18 Dec 1942. They were living with their mother's relations.

FRYMAN, VANNEST posted by Julie Perry on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Seeking dob,dod for Lewis H. & Mary A. (FRYMAN) VANNEST, mar. 3 Sep 1833 Belmont Co., OH.
Also their descendants.
CH., Mary Catherine b. 15 Jun 1834,
Sarah Ann b. 22 Oct 1835,
Margaret b. 3 Jun 1837,
Susan Jane, b. 11 Oct 1839,
Nancy E. b. 11 Jun 1841 m. Richard Thompson,
Rachel Ellen b. 28 May 1843, Alissa b. 2 Apr 1845 d. 24 May 1863,
Lucinda b. 24 jan 1847 d. 29 Aug 1848,
Lewis H. b. 18 Apr 1849,
John Thomas b. 29 Jan 1851 d. 9 Aug 1851.

BOWERS, LAMBUS posted by Dana Remias on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Any info on my grandmother's family: Martha Evelyn Florence BOWERS who was born in Belmont County. Parents were George Clarence BOWERS and Ada LAMBUS BOWERS. She was born 10/7/1924, had a twin Mary and was one of 7 children. Was married to John M SCHELL. Anything at all appreciated.

DEFORD, JONES posted by Linda L. Steinke on Saturday, May 23, 1998

My ggg-grandmother Rebecca DEFORD was born in Belmont County in 1818. She was the daughter of William and Polly (JONES) DEFORD. Her brother John was married in 1819 in Belmont County (Margaret Swallum). By 1830 the family had moved to Richland County, Ohio, then on to Clinton County, Indiana. Looking

HANSHAW, ROCK posted by Shaynee Stevens on Saturday, May 23, 1998

I am looking for information on Anthony Rock (b. abt 1825) and Amanda Hanshaw (b. abt 1838). They were married in the 1850's and have 4 children - Geore, Henry, Anna, and Barbara. If anyone has info on these individuals or the surnames please email me. Thank you. :) Shaynee

MEDKIFF, METCALF, MURPHY, SHEPPARD, STURDIVANT posted by Pam Wright on Saturday, May 23, 1998

Issac MEDCALF m Elizabeth SHEPPARD, they had 11 children. Abraham METCALF b 1811 in Belmont County m Nancy MURPHY 4-11-1833. They had 7 children. Abraham MEDCALF JR. b 1843 m Martha STURDIVANT. Does anyone have any information on any of my Grandmother's lines, or the siblings of any of them? Thank you. Pam

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