Clermont County Genealogical Society


(Several years ago Helen Fisher received an interesting letter from fellow-member Hilda Blakney which included genealogical material which Mrs. Blakney thought might be of interest to Clermont County members. Helen shared it with the Society, and we print it, along with Mrs. Blakney's comments.)

Many years ago, when I was doing my first husband's Clinton County ancestry, I purchased the 1971 reproduction of the 1880 Clinton County History. I have been amazed at the number of beautiful biographies in which Brown and Clermont families are mentioned--some in great detail, many not in the index. You may all have access to this book, but few of you will have it in your own home. So I am going to give you some snatches of what you can find in this book, and the page on which you can find it in greater detail.

AIKIN, James M., p. 1026 tells much about the Aikins from Ireland, and the LEEVER family of Clermont---a full page, very interesting.

ANSHUTZ, John W., p. 1067. A dentist in Blanchester, born 27 Sept 1837 in Goshen Twp., Clermont Co., son of Andrew & Sarah (Lever) ANSHUTZ.

BOND, Rev. John E., p. 846 Pastor of the Bethel Church of Christ for more than 25 years when the history was written. He was son of George & Margaret (MATLACKI BOND, and grar~dson of Edward BOND.

BROWN BROTHERS, Druggists, p. 849 Sr member was George W. BROWN who married 29 Aug 1867 to Julia E. Grand GIRARD, residing near Red Oak in Brown Co.

BROWNING, C.N., p. 849 Publisher of Clermont Courier and others. Born Monroe Twp, Clermont Co. 27 Feb 1831. Both he and his brother Frank have Civil War records. He married Miss Ellen Parker, who was a grand daughter of Gen. Joseph Foos.

COULTER, Alfred, John G., etc. pp 1164, 1165, 140, 827, 360, 255 Much interest has been shown in this family in both Brown & Clermont.

CREIGHTON, Will St.Clair, p 852 In 1881 he was official stenographer of Brown Co. His parents were W.H. & Jane (TELFAIR) CREIGHTON.

DENISTON, Dr. A.F., p. 1029 Physician Brown Co., son of James & Elizabeth R. (DILLEY

DENISTON. Officer in Civil War, lived Milford, Clermont Co., and md 4 Nov 1852 to

Louisa TROUTWINE, dau of John & Maria TROUTWINE.

DIBOLL, Alonzo C., p. 855 b. 3 Dec 1822 Columbia Co. PA, resided in Brown Co 25yrs, d. 1837 in Clinton Co. aged 84. He was son of Virgil M. DIBOLL.

DONOHOO, Anzley, p. 1029 (Very interesting account) Lived in Brown Co. 1854-56. He was son of John & Abigail (DAVIS) DONOHOO who had 5 older in the Civil War.

EDWARDS, Timothy D., p. 990 Grandson of Isaac and Rebecca EDWARDS of NJ, son of Samuel & Mary (SUTTON) EDWARDS. Of interest to many SUTTON-EDWARDS.

FERREE, James W. p. 1117 Son of Abraham & Lydia (LaFEVERY FERREE, father d 1828, mother moved to Clermont 1833 where James m. 1848 Prudence K. GARRISON, dau of James and Elizabeth GARRISON of Goshert.

FARREN, Seymour C. p. 1141 Educated at the Parker Academy in Clermont. A colleague of the BROWNING Bros. of Wilmington & Thomas PAXTON of Cincinnati.

FISHER, James, p. 859 b. Clermont Co. Jan 1835, son of Elias Fisher, a native of Mass who came to Clermont at an early age and married Elizabeth WARD. Elias d. 1847 In Clermont. Elizabeth d 1877 at the home of a daughter at Griggsville, Pike Co. IL. FRITTS, Valentine, p. 1030 b. Perry Twp., Brown Co., 8 Nov 1848, son of Valentine & >


GARLAND, James Smith, p. 860 b. Clermont Co 1802, son of James & Precocia (GATCH) GARLAND. She was dau of Philip B. GATCH. Also on p. 1118 his brother Thomas S. GARLAND, also son of James and Precocia.

GASKINS, A.J., p. 1097 Physician, b Clermont Co 1843, son of Dr. John GASKINS, gr-son of Thomas GASKINS of VA. Dr. John studied under Dr. HUBBLE of Clermont and practiced in Brown Co for a number of years.

GUSTIN, James M., p 1072 b Warren Co 1826, his parents John B. & Eleanor (MARSHALL) GUSTIN, moved to Brown Co 1839.

HILL, C.B., p. 1101 b 1841 Brown Co, son of James K & Eleanor HILL. Lived in Brown Co until 1866 when he moved to Sabina. He was married twice, first wife Jennie HUGHEY of Brown Co, m. 1868, died 1872 aged 24 leaving 3 children.

HOCKETT, William, p. 1033 m. 1864 to Ellen EWING who was b 1838 in Clermont Co, dau of Samuel & Elizabeth EWING.

HUFFMAN, Amos, p. 924 b 1841 Edenton, Clermont Co, son of Peter HUFFMAN, gr-son of Frederick HUFFMAN who came from NJ at an early age and settled where West Woodville now is. His mother was Mary, dau of Nathaniel

JORDAN of Edenton who died 1846 leaving 3 children (Amos oldest). Father died just 3 yrs later.

LYTLE, B. p 1005 son of James & Mary LYTLE, m Dec 1852 to Catherine, dau of Henry & Cassandra SIDWELL, of Brown Co.

McFADDEN, John, p. 1005 Son of John & Sophia (KELLEY) McFADDEN, natives of Ireland who emigrated to America 1800. Father killed on a boat trip on Ohio ca 1811. Widow and her family moved to Brown Co until 1821 when they went to Clinton Co.

McCORMICK, Chas. F0, p. 1074 Born Clermont Co 1858, learned blacksmith trade under. David HILL of New Boston.

McGREGOR, John S., p. 855 was cabinet maker in Brown Co for 10 or 11 years. His father was a conductor on the underground railroad.

MILLER, Alfred, p. 1038 Born Perry Twp Brown Co. Parents were Abram & Belinda (ORR) MILLER, both b Clermont Co near Milford. Interesting account of War---he was in Shermans March to the Sea.

MILLER, James M0, p.1128 Born 1840 Washington Co PA, son of Levi & Maria (PENNINGTON) MILLER, Moved 1847 to near Cincinnati, moved to Clermont 4 years later where James lived until 1866 when he moved to New Vienna.

NORDYKE, Ma, p. 1009 Very interesting NORDYKE history back to Stephen Henry NORDYKE of Holland. Three sons came to America prior to Revolution. One son, Isaac, se~tled near Cincinnati, and some of his descendants known still to be residents of Clermont.

PEDDICORD, R.C., p. 1063 Merchant at Port William. Native of Brown Co where he grew > to manhood.

PENDELL, George A., p. 1011 Wife Caroline JOHNSON, gr-dau of Scarlett & Nancy JOHNSON. Lived in Clermont Co about 1812 and served in War of 1812.

PITTSER, James M., p. 969 Son of James & Elizabeth (BARNES) PITTSER. Father was born 1792 Berkeley Co VA, came to Brown Co 1825 and a year or two later moved to Clinton Co.

James M. was m. 1862 to Mary E. dau of John & Matilda McKIBBEN.

PLYMIRE, George M., p 1007 and 1008 (could read 1107 and 1108) for GALLAHER genealogy. His wife Elizabeth was dau of Charles GALLAHER who was son of James & Leah (PORTER)

GALLAHER and gr-son of Bryant GALLAHER who was born in Ireland. James's brother William left the boat at Maysyille 1796 and settled in Brown Co where he joined the Shakers.

RICHARDSON, Pierson J., p. 1148 Born Gennessee Co NY 1815. Father James was a Lt. in War of 1812, moved to Cincinnati 1818. Pierson farmed near Milford in Clermont Co 1848-1855 then moved to Clinton Co. His wife Elizabeth was dau of Col. William & Alice

(ARMSTRONG) SCHILLINGER, was born in Hamilton Co.

ROBB, Dr. Andrew, po 1077 of Blanchester was gr-son of Alexander ROBB born Ireland (Londonderry) who m. Barbara LIGHT, sister of Jacob, Peter, and George C. LIGHT, who floated down the river 1794. Jacob laid out New Richmond, Peter was surveyor, George C. Methodist minister.

SAVAGE, John S., p. 903 Of SAVAGE & SAVAGE Attys at Wilmington. Born 1841 in Clermont Co, son of James SAVAGE b 1804 and Frances (BATTSON) SAVAGE, dau of Re. Robert BATTSON, Minister of Christian Church.

SIDWELL, Dr0 Nathan H., p. 905 Born in Georgetown 1840 son of James & Lucinda (NEWKIRK) SIDWELL. He was married 1864 to Anne E. KRUTE, a native of Georgetown.

SLONE, Felix G., p. 910 Born Clermont Co 1826, son of William & Rachel (MANN) SLONE, practiced law in Brown Co 1855-1861. Served in Civil War.

SMITH, Dr. Harvey, p. 1083 Born 1824 Clermont Co. 1 mile east of New Boston, son of Joseph & Hannah (HAIR) SMITH.

SPEARS, Zepheniah, p. 1014 Born 1807, son of John & Mary SPEARS, son of Robinson & Elizabeth (BRYAN) SPEARS, lived Brown Co 1821-1827. M. 1829 Lovina MATHEWS, dau of Joel & Phebe MATHEWS, native of NC.

THEOBALD, Jacob, p. 1114 Born Bavaria, m 4 Feb 1847 to Louisa BENDEL of Brown Co, Also a biography of his nephew Frederick THEOBALD.

TURNER, William, Michael, and A.J. and their families. pp. 972/973. All related and very interesting. A.J. b 1820, son of Daniel & Susan (MALOTT) TURNER, m. Seraphina POTTER, dau of Win. & Elizabeth (TEAL) POTTER. Michael Sr., son of Lewis TURNER, m. Elizabeth BELTZ. Michael Jr., son of Daniel & Susan (MALOTT) TURNER, b 1828, m. Mary A. PHILHOWER, dau of William & Lucinda PHILHOWER. William H., son of Michael & lizabeth, gr-son of Lewis TURNER, b. Clermont Co 1824, m. 1842 Elizabeth SCANNAHORN.

WARD, William, p. 1024 Born Brown Co, son of George & Letitia WARD, gr-son of Rev. soldier Israel & Sarah WARD. William m. Mahala NEFTSGER, dau of John & Nancy NEFTZER (sp) of Brown Co.

WOLF, W.P., p. 920 Father Joseph WOLFE mother Jane Howard WOLFE. (SD) m 10 Sept 1854 to Amanda WHITE, a native of Amelia.

There are many photos---one I note is Zephenia SPEARS, p 539; another Amos HUFFMAN p 225; A.J. GASKINS p 631; J,G. COULTER p 345; Jacob THEOBALD p 303. There are family cemeteries, War records, etc. I have checked places where relatives or old neighbors are mentioned. I know anyone who buys a copy will love it.

Hilda Musgrove Johnson Blakney


Birth Records
Early Clermont Co. Births 1856-1857
First Presbyterian Churches of Monroe
At Nicholsville & Bantam
Baptisms of Children
Anderson Township Births 1906-1907
Old Bethel Church Baptisms
Old Bethel Church Baptisms 1894-1908
Early Births 1856
Early Marriages 1800 - 1808
 Marriage Book 13 1874-1876
Goshen M. E. Church

Funerals Conducted by Rev. Hezekiah Hill 1862-1908
The Old Village Graveyard

Deaths of Residents Over 75 in 1875

Infirmary Discharges That Mention a Burial Place

Death Dates from I.O.O.F. Lodge #313

Early Clermont Deaths from The Ohio Sun
Obituaries From the Clermont Sun 1890-1891

Early Deaths from Clermont Sun 1855
More Deaths 1857-1859
Stirling & Moore Funeral Records 1888
1880 Mortality Census
Goshen 1875 Quadrennial Census
Quadrennial Census, Batavia, 1847

Quadrennial Census, Batavia, 1855

Incidents in The Early History of Clermont County
Stonelick Historical Notes
Vacation of a Road in
Union Township

Brown and Clermont County Families Mentioned
in the 1880 Clinton County History
Day Book For Clarke & Frambes Mills 1838
Early Naturalizations from Common Pleas Minutes
Citizenship Papers 1844-1900
Names of New Found Naturalization Applicants
Veterans in Various Cemeterys
Revolutionary War Soldiers

Clermont Courier Ads November 18, 1863
Mexican War Veterans
Revolutionary War Veterans
Post Office
Post Marks of Clermont County
Clermont Postmasters 1800 - 1930
Early Unclaimed Letters

More Unclaimed Letters Unclaimed Letters 1855
Bible Records
Manning Bible
Banister Bible

Bible Records of James McKinnie 1830

Bible Records Index Volume Two

Bible Records Index Volume Three
Old Bethel Church and Cemetery

History of Old Bethel Church 1868

Calvary Church and Cemetery Washington Twp
Edenton Church 1861


Perin Mills in 1863
Goshen- Land Of Milk and Honey

First Settlers of Jackson Township

Legal Voters of Goshen Township 1855

Batavia in1847
Poll Book Goshen Township 1853
1840 Account Book, Laurel Ohio

Edenton School # 4 Pupils


Pensions 1890

More Pensions 1890
Indentures 1825 - 1831

Index To General Store Account Book 1816-1819

Vital Statistics From An Old Record Book

Items from Clermont Courier 1836
Clermont Pensioners 1883

Ohio Pioneers That Moved to Texas

Persons on the Petit Jury 1880

Jails and Sheriffs
Items From Early Clermont Courier 1852
Meeting of Patriarchs 1882
Surrender Records From Childrens Home
Gazetteer 1882

Articles From The Clermont Sun 1889
River Boatmen
Sale of Delinquent Lands