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Belmont County, Ohio, Posted Queries for

Belmont County, Ohio

Posted Queries for July 1999

MYSIAK, ZIEMBA posted by Debra A. Ziemba on Friday, July 2, 1999

Hi, My father, Frank ZIEMBA, was born in the state of Ohio, county of Belmont[y],City,Town, or Township of Maynard,in 1922. He had no middle name. His parents, Joe ZIEMBA and Catherine MYSIAK had no legally listed middle name(s). Joe and Catherine came from Poland. This is all I know of my grandparents. Can you help? Thank you so much Sincerely, Debra A. Ziemba

LORENZO, MATHENY, NELSON, VENHAM posted by Jason Arnott on Sunday, July 4, 1999

I am looking for the decendants of Nathan NELSON, SR., and Nathan NELSON JR. Nathan NELSON sr., b. about 1808 married Elizabeth MATHENY on 12/16/1826 in Belmont Co., Ohio. His son, Nathan NELSON jr.,b.1838 married Hannah J. VENHAM on 11/24/1856. She was the daughter of James VENHAM, and Elizabeth VENHAN. Please e-mail me if you have any information, or need any information about any of these individuals.

REMNANT posted by Patricia Saemmer on Sunday, July 4, 1999

Josiah and Mary Remnant are in the 1880 census in Martins Ferry. They owned a saloon and then a restaurant there from 1877 to 1883. They had one son that I know of, James L. REMNANT. I have no information on them after 1883. Any help is appreciated.

GAUTSCHI posted by Jennie Gruber on Monday, July 5, 1999

Could you please contact me if you have any information on this family name I have seen a cemetary with a GAUTSCHI buried there on the web,but do not have a first name. My people were from New Matamoras. Thankyou Jennie Gautschi

COOK, JENKINS posted by Sherry Jenkins on Monday, July 5, 1999

The story goes that my husband's grandfather, Frank JENKINS, arrived with mother, Henriette(?) JENKINS, and at least 1 brother, Hector,in Belmont County after 1910, from Canada. There may have been 3 sisters, too. Family is originally from Belgium and JENKINS not original name. Frank married Edith COOK and they are in the 1920 Fed Census. All other information is spotty. Can anyone help fill in the gaps? Thanks.

PFEFFER posted by Troy Pfeffer on Tuesday, July 6, 1999

I am doing research on my family name - PFEFFER. My great-great grandfather, Joseph Pfeffer; great grandfather, Ernest James Pfeffer; and grandfather Carl Frederick Pfeffer are all buried at the cemetery in Temperanceville, Ohio along with other family members. I am new to genealogy and am looking for any assistance you might provide.

BURRIS, WESTLAKE posted by Wilene Smith on Tuesday, July 6, 1999

James C. WESTLAKE, b. Oct. 29, 1786, somewhere in PA, d. March 5, 1869, Lauramie Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN. His first wife was Rachel (unknown) according to one source, or Sarah BURRIS according to another source. Did they marry in Belmont Co., OH? They had 8 children, all born in Ohio -- Thomas (b. ca. 1807-08), Rachel (b. Feb. 9, 1811, in Belmont Co. near the Harrison Co. line), Nathan (b. April 19, 1813), John (b. May 21, 1814), Sabathana or Sabethney (b. ca. 1816), Mercy or Mary (b. ca. 1819-20), James F. (b. ca. 1824-25), and Tamson or Tamison (b. March 7, 1827). From Belmont Co., James took his family to Warren Co., OH, where son Thomas and dau. Rachel married, 1832 and 1828, then to Tippecanoe Co., IN, about 1838 where James C. WESTLAKE md. 2) Dec. 19, 1843, Tippecanoe Co., IN, to Mrs. Lucy Ann NEVILLE WARREN (widow of Lorenzo Dow WARREN), and they had 3 daughters b. in Tippecanoe Co., IN -- Susan (b. ca. 1844-45), Lucy (b. ca. 1846-47), Christiana (b. Sept. 1, 1848). Is this the same James WESTLAKE that is said to be the son of George WESTLAKE and Mercy or Mary SMITH who came through Belmont Co., OH, from NJ or MD, then PA, and settled in Union Co., OH? I'm anxious to share all information and sources I have. Thanks for reading.

posted by Roberta Catron on Friday, July 9, 1999

MOZINGO, Belmont Co., seek copy of book by Dr. Alvin Mozingo

CRUM, HARPER posted by Scott Anderson on Saturday, July 10, 1999

Birth info on Chalmer R. HARPER who was born in Beallsville, OH in 1893. He later marrried a Lily Dale CRUM.

MIDKIFF, SUTTON posted by Sandy Carawan on Saturday, July 10, 1999

I'm looking for the parents of Mary SUTTON who was born circa 1827 in Belmont County. In 1844 Mary SUTTON married Jacob MIDKIFF and by 1850 their family was living in Monroe Co., OH and 1870 in Jackson Co., WV. I have found in the 1840 Belmont Co. Census a Mary SUTTON, the head of a household of two girls, one of whom meets the age requirement of my Mary SUTTON. I would appreciate any help. Thanks. Sandy

CHALFANT, DENNY posted by Judith Lawrence on Sunday, July 11, 1999

DENNY My Greatgrandfather, William S DENNY was born 7/29/1854 in Belmont County. His parents were Carter and Elinore (?) Denny. He married Elizabeth Chalfant on 11/25/1875 and they lived in Quaker City, Guernsey County. William died 7/31/1932. Children : Jessie, Silas, Helen, Halleck, Roxie.

BUERCK, CAIN, DIXON, FERGUSON, HEADLEE, LEMLEY, RIGGS, RILEY, YOHO posted by Robert Carroll Lemley on Sunday, July 11, 1999

I would like to exchange information about the ancestors and descendants of Peter Oddie Lemley and his wife, Elizabeth Riley. They resided on a farm near Beallsville, Belmont county, Ohio

KIGER, OGILBAY, OGILBEE posted by Kathy Ray on Sunday, July 11, 1999

Samuel OGILBEE, born 1851, Glencoe, Belmont County, Ohio married to Katherine Kiger born, 1863, West Virginia; died Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio. (1860 census shows name as Ogilbay). Looking for both descendants and ancestors.

FINDLEY, MURRAY, STACKHOUSE, WHEALTLY posted by Sherry Frederick on Tuesday, July 13, 1999

Looking for ancestors and decendents of my great grandfather Walter Jacob WHEATLY, who married Hazel May STACKHOUSE (Barnesville, Ohio), and resided in Barnesville. The had one child, Virginia Margaret Wheatly. Walter Wheatly's parents were John Flowers Wheatly and Margaret FINDLEY. Hazel Stackhouse's parents were Harry Stackhouse and Campsiedell MURRAY.

DAVIDSON, HAYMAN, LAAS, LOOS, PONTIUS posted by Donna Bell on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

I'm looking for information on my g grandfather Elmer DAVIDSON whom i think is originaly from Belmont Co. Elmers wife was Elisabeth LOOS. Elmer and Elisabeth had the following children: Emily, Lillian, Fred, Helen, Mabel and my grandmother Mildred. Mildred married Carl PONTIUS and had 2 children, Donald and Marilyn. Mildred died in 1938 when my father Donald was 5 years old he never new his granparents or any thing about his mothers family Elmer and Elisabeth lived in Cambridge OH. I'm not sure if there children were born there or not Elmer died in a train wreck in 1937 any help that anyone could give me would be deeply appreciated thanks so much.

CALLAHAN, SMITH posted by Nancy Edwards on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

The following family may or may not be the parents & siblings of my ggrandfa Samuel B. SMITH. Parents Joseph SMITH & Elizabeth CALLAHAN & children Hester Ann b. 1836 Bridgeport, Belmont Co, OH; James D. b.1839; William b.? 1838; Samuel B.b. 1840; John W. b. 1843 Belmont Co; Mary A. b?1845; Joseph b. 1849 & Lucy b. 1857 (tho' she seems to young to be a dau). Family lived in Marshall Co WV & Belmont Co OH - other residences unknown. Have wives names of some of the sons. If anyone can share additional info which will help me connect (or disconnect) this family to my ggrandfa, I would be so very grateful. Thank you - Nancy Edwards

CARTER posted by Martin Meadows on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

I'm looking for information about the CARTER families of Belmont County, Ohio, 1850. I've reviewed the census information available and am now specifically trying to determine the parents of Ephraim Carter (b. abt. 1819). He was living near the following Carters and their families at the time of the 1850 census: Joseph Carter, Hamilton Carter, John P. Carter, Benjamin Carter and Thomas Carter. There was also a John Carter, Sr. in the area but I don't really think he was related to the others ... Can anyone fill in the gaps & tie all these men together? Thanks, Martin Meadows Indianapolis, IN.

CONROW, VANPELT posted by Marlo Kelso Sigler on Wednesday, July 14, 1999

Jonathan VANPELT married Eunice CONROW in 1820, looking for parents of Eunice and children of Jonathan and Eunice.

BRIGHT, MASSEKER posted by Ann Messecar on Friday, July 16, 1999

Looking for any information on Nicholas BRIGHT. He is listed in 1807 in a tax list for Belmont County, Ohio. Probably had a child, Nicholas M. born @ 1819. Wife may have been __________Masseker from Ohio County, West Virginia.

GATCHEL, GETHALL, SAMPSON, SAMSON, WHITNEY posted by on Saturday, July 17, 1999

Would like to exchange information with anyone researching the surnames of GATCHEL GETHALL WHITNEY SAMPSON or SAMSON, from the counties of Monroe or Belmont. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDWARDS, TOTTERDALE posted by Nancy Edwards on Saturday, July 17, 1999

TOTTERDALE Bros. Supply Co in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH owned by Lewis TOTTERDALE, bro-in-law of my maternal grandfa, William EDWARDS. Believe this company in business 1890's-early 1900's & believe it was a plumbing company, but not sure. Has anyone heard of this company &/or does anyone know of any TOTTERDALE descendants? Have been unable to locate anyone. Would be very grateful for any info. Nancy Edwards

FULTZ, PETERSON posted by Wesley Fultz on Thursday, July 22, 1999

My name is Wesley FULTZ, My Mothers name Ruth Margaret Peterson (Fultz) she was born in Tacoma,Ohio. Her fathers name was William Leroy PETERSON born in Barnesville,Ohio in 1892, His fathers name was David S. Peterson Born in 1867 he was born in Mt. Olivett, Belmont Co. Ohio His fathers name was David Peterson he was married to a lady named Maria that is all i know, any information would be a great help.

SKILES posted by Alfred Lyle Adams on Sunday, July 25, 1999

(Particularly James P. - about 1836 or thereabouts)

ALEXANDER, HOWELL, WISE posted by John J. Alexander on Wednesday, July 28, 1999

James ALEXANDER and his wife Anna BROTHERS settled in Belmont Co. in about 1804. They had a son John ALEXANDER who married Mary WISE in 1829. She was the daughter of George WISE .They had a daughter who married Thomas HOWELL who I think was killed in a coal mine accident.

COOK, THOMAS posted by Dennis Cook on Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Arthur COOK is my 3rd Great-grandfather. He was born November 30, 1821. He moved from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Belmont County, Ohio sometime before 1843. He married Elizabeth Ann THOMAS on March 23, 1843 in Belmont, Ohio. Elizabeth was born in Maryland on February 3, 1825. Arthur and Elizabeth had 7 children. 5 were born in Belmont County and 2 in Richland County, Wisconsin. The children are: John b. 1844 in Ohio, Rachael b. 1846 in Ohio, Susanna b. 1849 in Ohio, Lewis b. 1852 in Ohio, Thomas b. 1854 in Ohio, Ida b. 1856 in Wisconsin and Aquilla b. 1859. The Cooks left Belmont in 1854 and moved to Wisconsin. I am looking for thier parents and relatives. If you have any information about Arthur and Elizabeth, please e-mail.

BREWER, STATES posted by Jerilyn Lappin Koskan on Friday, July 30, 1999

Searching for descendants and/or ancestors of DANIEL BREWER, died around 1840 in Belmont Co., Ohio. Children included Abraham, Christina, Elizabeth, Henry, Margaret, Mary, Peter, Thomas, Sarah, John P. and Daniel. Some in Belmont Co., and some stayed in Pennsylvania. Sarah (1801-1850) married Archibald States in Pennsylvania and died in Monroe Co., Ohio.

LAPPIN, STARKEY posted by Jerilyn Lappin Koskan on Friday, July 30, 1999

Searching for the parents of PHOEBE STARKEY who married ROBINSON LAPPIN in 1828 in Belmont Co., Ohio. She was born January 2, 1810 in Pennsylvania.

GRAY, KIRK, LAPPIN, MONTGOMERY, MORRIS, STARBUCKS, STARKEY, TODD, WADSWORTH posted by Jerilyn Lappin Koskan on Friday, July 30, 1999


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