Belmont County, Ohio, Posted Queries for

Belmont County, Ohio

Posted Queries for January 2001

BOGATAJ, SOSTARIC posted by Jackie Clinger on Friday, January 5, 2001

SOSTARIC, Stephen and Katherine BOGATAJ ( my grandparents)lived on a farm in Neffs around 1910-15. Children were Mary, Katherine, Stephania(Estelle)and Steve. Stephen also worked in a coal mine. Address, name of public school, name of mine,any information greatly appreciated. My mother talked of the school children bundled in a sleigh powered by horses that went down a very big hill. Train was coming, sleigh turned over, very traumatic event. Can you add details?

MUIR posted by Donna Wynne on Sunday, January 7, 2001

I am looking for Samuel Muir who lived in Scotch Ridge around 1900 and died there in 1911.

GILBERT posted by Clark H. Gilbert on Monday, January 8, 2001

My name is Clarke Howard GILBERT. Born at Martins Ferry Hospital November 11 1941. I have some ancestery info on some of my family. Clarke H. Gilbert

BOWIE, WINDHAM posted by Pam Drake on Monday, January 8, 2001

Need information about my 3x great-grandparents. Their names were William BOWIE & Mariah WINDHAM. They got married in Belmont Co.,OH. on 30 June 1820. I don't know their parents names yet.I also understand there was another BOWIE/WINDHAM marriage in Bemont Co. that of Eli C.BOWIE & Elizabeth WINDHAM on 19 Feb.1838. If anyone knows of these families please contact me directly at Thanks very much! Sincerely, Pam Drake Tell City,IN.

GODDARD, LAIPPLE posted by chiefgoda2 on Tuesday, January 9, 2001

Looking for any information on Stella GODDARD . She lived in that area and was said to be a full blood native American. She would be my great-great grandmother. She married my grandfather William LAIPPLE. Later divorced and married David Bain. When married to my grandfather they had 3 children Carl William Albert Laipple, Marie Laipple Clark, and another brother..... She lived on Laipple Street. I have no idea what county but in that area or Martins Ferry and also died in area. Thanks so much, I"m just starting my first geneolgy. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

BOYD, BYE, DUNN, ELY, FOX, GARRETSON, HARMER, MCCONNELL posted by Bill Shaffer on Tuesday, January 9, 2001

NICHOLAS COOPER, born ca. 1806 in MD., married, I think, MARY TRIGG. Children were: NICHOLAS COOPER, born ca. 1835 in MD. GULAELVA COOPER, born ca. 1836 in Ohio. BERKLEY COOPER, ca 1839. W. WIRT COOPER, MARY COOPER, CLARKSON COOPER. NICHOLAS COOPERS father moved to Belmont Co. and was a member of Flushing meeting. Would like to find any descendants of this family. Family names related are BOYD, ELY, HARMER, BYE, MCCONNELL, GARRETSON, DUNN, FOX.

BRIGHT posted by Susan Fisher on Thursday, January 11, 2001

Looking for info Anna BRIGHT listed in Ohio Death Certificate Index Vol. 2522 as dying in Belmont Co. 3/3/1918. If right Anna BRIGHT she was married to Isaac T. BRIGHT. I thought they lived in Cleveland.

DEVAULT, GROOMS, JONES, JUMPS, KIDD posted by Bonnie Lloyd on Saturday, January 13, 2001

Belmont County, Jim Jones, (glassblower Imperial Glass), Nancy Jane Grooms Jumps Jones died at age 101 in 1931. George W. Jones in Bellaire area, also want to contact Kidd, Devault

DAILY, GROOMS, JUMPS, MARTIN, MOORE, RICHARDS, SHIVERS posted by Ron Jumps on Saturday, January 13, 2001

Need parents of JUMPS, John H. born 22 Jun 1836 in Belmont Co. Lived near St. Clairsville for 6 months prior to enlisting in Civil War in Aug 1862. Married Susannah SHIVERS in Harrison Co. and had at least 2 children. ALSO, descendants of JUMPS, Benjamin born ca 1811 in Belmont Co. & died ?. His wife Elizabeth RICHARDS died 2 Mar 1881 Belmont, Belmont Co.. Children include: Absalom married Sarah MARTIN, George married Mary Jane GROOMS, Mary, Margaret married Josiah DAILY, Sarah, Ellen, Susan, Anthanessa (Lissa), Joseph marrid Nancy E.MOORE, and Mariam. Some descendants lived in Bellaire and are buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

BELL, CRUPPER, MULLENHOUR, MULLENOUR posted by Arletta Frazier on Saturday, January 13, 2001

I am seeking any information of the John CRUPPER who m. Hester BELL in Belmont Co. I believe my Elisha Crupper in the Monroe and Fairfield Counties may be from this family. Elisha born abt 1848 m Lavina MULLENHOUR (MULLENOUR). Any information would be helpful.

BARRETT, MERCER, RAMSEY posted by Carmen Kay on Sunday, January 14, 2001

Looking for information on James Madison Jones who married Mary Ann Mercer, the daughter of Lydia Barrett and John H Mercer. I have one known son of James and Mary. He was James V Jones who married Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey. James was born about 1818 in KY and died about 1857 in Wise Co VA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BARRETT posted by Carmen Kay on Sunday, January 14, 2001

Lovel Jones m Nancy Carnahan on 13 Dec 1827 in Belmont Co OH. Lovel was in the 1840 census living next door to Lydia Barrett Mercer, the widow of John H Mercer. I highly suspect Lovel to be the brother of James Madison Jones who married Mary Ann Mercer, the daughter of Lydia Barrett and John H Mercer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SWEEM, SWEM, SWIM posted by R.Bangsund on Monday, January 15, 2001

Interested in information about a John Swim of Belmont Co. He bought property July 15, 1825. He may have been in the War of 1812. He may also go by the names of Sweem/Sween/Swem.

TAYLOR posted by Wayne Shockey on Wednesday, January 17, 2001

I am looking for information on a Reuben Taylor who married Mary?/Taylor. They had a son who I am trying to find information on also. The sons name was John H. Taylor, who was married to Eldorado Andrews/Taylor. They lived in the Belmont County area in the early 1800's.

TAYLOR posted by Wayne Shockey on Wednesday, January 17, 2001

I am looking for information on Reuben Taylor who was married to Mary ?. They had a son by the name of John H. who married Eldorado Andrews. They lived in the Belmont area in the early 1800's.

LASH, MCNEELY posted by Jane Kenney on Thursday, January 18, 2001

I'm looking for information on Platoff MCNEELY. Married Angeline LASH. One child Platti McNeely, born Bridgeport, Ohio, Aug. ll, l858. (Platti McNeely Sheriff was my grandmother, and I have lots of info on the Lash side, but nothing on Platoff McNeely other than fact he probably was born in Bridgeport and died there in spring of l858. Latterday Saints records show a Platoff McNeely born Bridgeport, l83l. Ohio Militia records include a Platoff H. McNeely, Company D, June l846 enrolled at St. Clairsville. If this is the same one he would have only been l5 years old. I don't even know for certain that he died in l858, other than family story that he died 3 months before birth of Platti McNeely. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated. Jane Sheriff Kenney, e-mail address

GARLOCH, HOFFMAN posted by Merrill Hoffman Balderson on Saturday, January 20, 2001

I am looking for info on E.E. Hoffman married to Laura born I think around 1864. One of their children William Newell married to Myrtle Eudelpha Garloch are my grandparents; William Merle my father born in Neffs and visited relatives years ago in Belair. Wm. Merle, Arles, George Bertsel Estel, Mildred all were in Hancock County, WV. Any connections?!

KOTERA, ROZUM posted by Bernice Rozum McCracken on Saturday, January 20, 2001

Bessie Kotera and Victor Rozum were married in Neffs on o8/9/1905. My father, Everett Rozum was born in Neffs on 5/20/1910. My greatgrandparents, James and Mary Kotera lived in Belmont County, Ohio in the early 1900's. Anyone researching these names?

FRANKLIN, HEADLEY posted by Sandra A. Miller on Monday, January 22, 2001

My g-g-g-g grandfather was Nathan FRANKLIN. He bought land in Belmont County in 1816 and married Experience HEADLEY there in 1817. I would be interested in any other info (especially their places of birth).

LYNE, WILSON posted by Cindy Courtier on Monday, January 22, 2001

I’m looking for the nine children of Josiah Wilson and Phoebe Durnal who were “bound out” to families in Belmont County, most possibly in the Boston and Somerset Township areas in 1856 or 1857. According to a history written by a descendant of one of the children, “His (John Wesley Wilson’s) mother died when he was fourteen years old, leaving nine motherless children, of which my father was the oldest but one. All these nine children were ‘bound out’ after their mother’s death; that is they were placed around among the neighbors with such families as would take them and they were bound to service until 21 years of age. Fortunately my father was bound out to a fine old man who lived near Boston (Jimmy Lyne), and he remained with him until the fall of 1861.” The father referred to is John Wesley Wilson, b. Sept 1840 who served in the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and married Caroline Virginia Atkinson in Feb 1866. I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who can tell me more about “bound out” children, where records for them might be located, or anyone who knows of Wilson children born between 1855 and 1838 who were bound out to families in Belmont County.

PETTIT, WOODS posted by Patricia Saemmer on Monday, January 22, 2001

James Wirt PETTIT, born Dec. 20, 1884 married America Mae WOODS. They are both buried in Riverview Cemetery in Martins Ferry. America had a least 2 sisters, twins, Elsie WOODS and Ella WOODS. Ella married Harrison MORGAN. I'm looking for information on who America, Elsie, and Ella's parents were.

BARRETT, SLATER posted by Bob McFarland on Thursday, January 25, 2001

Looking for information on parents and family of both James BARRETT & Sarah SLATER who were married on 18 Sep,1818 in Columbiana, OH.

DAVIS, PEARSON, SHEPARD posted by Karen Christensen on Thursday, January 25, 2001

Levi DAVIS (Rev War - Mass) & Hannah SHEPARD;pension papers lists Somerton, Belmont County, OH. Son - Oliver DAVIS and Zilpah PEARSON are listed as living in Mass but buried in Somerton, OH, but why? Any info appreciated.

AKEN, TURNER, WOOD posted by Christine Sykes on Friday, January 26, 2001

I am searching for any infomation to the WOOD family. I have very little information, but a start. Mahlon WOOD m. Rebecca TURNER 7 Jan, 1862 Belmont Co., OH Their daughter Clara J. WOOD married Edgar E. AKEN 30 May , 1888 in Belmont Co.,OH I tried to e-mail Jennifer Wood that posted concerning Mahlon WOOD, but the address ( ) is no longer working. I would love to get in touch concerning Mahlon Wood and family. Maybe they are one in the same person as your listing.

MCKNIGHT, TAYLOR posted by Polly Browning on Sunday, January 28, 2001

Looking for parents and/or information on Beniah MCKNIGHT (b. 1796-VA; d. 9 May 1879-Washington Co. Infirmary, Wash. Co, OH). He married Jane TAYLOR (b. 1798-MD; d. 15 Apr 1883-Wash. Co. Infirmary, Wash. Co, OH). Their children were: William Seymour (b. 1 Aug 1832-Belmont Co, OH; m. 22 Jan 1856-Susan E. HINES/HINDS-Monroe Co, OH; d. 7 Dec 1909-Pleasants Co, WV; Civil War-71st OVI, Co. I); David "Randolph" (b. Abt. 1834-OH; m. Hester A. DRAKE); Uriah (b. Abt. 1836-OH; m. 19 Dec 1861-Nancy FLOWERS-Wash. Co, OH); Henry (b. Abt. 1844-OH). The 1850 Washington Twp, Monroe Co, OH Census lists the above parents & children, along with Ruth H. (MCKNIGHT) BROWN (b. Abt. 1826-VA) & Sarah LITTLE (b. Abt. 1845-OH). The 1860 Wash. Twp. Census shows "Benia", Jane, Uriah, Sarah LITLLE, & Clarkson TIPPANS (b. Abt. 1853-OH). The 1870 & 80 Censuses show them in Grandview & Marietta Twp (respectively), Wash. Co, OH. The family story is that "Beniah crossed the Allegheny Mts. with his family in 1832 & settled in Woodsfield (Monroe Co.) in Oct." of that year. "Father (William Seymour) was born. That made 4 children for the winter." I do not know any of the names of these other 3 children or anything about Jane TAYLOR’s family either.

WORLEY posted by Howard Worley on Sunday, January 28, 2001

Need names of family members listed,1880 Census, Belmont County, Smith Township, pg.354A for WORLEY, William. Thank you!

HAUN, HAWN, HONN, JORDAN, WORLEY posted by Howard Worley on Sunday, January 28, 2001

Any info on family of William M. WORLEY and Charlott HONN (HAUN, HAWN also found) married Belmont County 1 November 1874. Living in Bellaire in 1880. Also: Charlott WORLEY marriage to michael W. JORDAN 12 April 1886 Belmont County. Thank you!

SHUNWALD, STRONG, TURNER, WIEDE posted by Meg Kemp on Monday, January 29, 2001

TURNER, STRONG, WEIDE, Johnathan Turner(1853 Iowa) spouse Margaret J.Strong(1858 OH) beleived to be Strong Enamelworks Son Earnest Turner spouse Marie Weide daughter of Andrew and Anna Shunwald,immigrated abt.1892 All Bellaire,OH 1910 census.Need Johnathan and Margaret's parents.

BLANEY, FRAZIER posted by Anna Phillips on Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Do you have in your line Ann FRAZIER married to a J. W. BLaney? One son's name was William BLANEY.

RIGGLE, RINEHART posted by Jeanne on Tuesday, January 30, 2001

I am looking for a Hannah Riggle date of birth should have been around 1840 - 1850. She married a Henry Peter Rinehart. She was born in Holland but I believe came from Ohio and he was born in PA. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

BOWMAN, CLABAUGH, GREGORY, HALL, PARSONS, STEPHENS, STEVENS posted by Donna on Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Looking for information on these GREGORY's and associated surnames Samuel Gregory's children daughter______ GREGORY who married William S. PARSONS son Elliott GREGORY daughter Margaret A. GREGORY b: 1845 in "Zanesville, Muskingum Co., Ohio" (possibly Belmont Co., Ohio) died 20 Jan 1907 in LaMonte, Pettis Co., Missouri married Samuel CLABAUGH b: 12 Mar 1843 in Guernsey Co., Ohio d: 27 Feb 1922 in son Omar. W. Clabaugh's home, LaMonte, Pettis Co., Missouri m: 16 Nov 1864 in Belmont Co., Ohio Residence: 1868 Sewelsville, Belmont Co., Ohio (Father: Joseph Clabaugh Mother: Lazinah Louisa BOWMAN STEVENS) son Omar W. CLABAUGH, M. D. son Emmet CLABAUGH d: Abt. 1918 in Lamonte, Pettis Co., Missouri (more) and John W. GREGORY, son of Samuel born 1851, living in MO in 1898.

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