Knox County, Ohio, Posted Queries for October 1998
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Knox County, Ohio
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Researcher: Sharon Belt
Date posted: Thursday, October 1, 1998

I am looking for my gggrandfather, Freeborn Belt, b. abt 1821 in MD, m. Susanna McManis on 7 Jan 1847, in Knox Co. Susanna b. 26 Mar 1820 in PA. They died in Knox Co. and are buried in Ebenezer cemetery, outside Mt. Vernon. Freeborn died 5 Nov 1879, Susanna died 1913. Would really like to find out about their parents. Thanks! Sharon

Researcher: Thomas Green
Date posted: Friday, October 2, 1998

Looking to share information with anyone working on BEACH in Knox Co. OH, circa 1830-1870. Specifically, William BEACH, born circa 1797 in NJ, and spouses Elizabeth, and Emily HUGHES, and their children.
Tom Green

Researcher: Jim
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Hello - I was in Cumberland Co PA copying STARNER tombstones yesterday - saw some SHELLENBERGER in there too. Any connection? Looking to parents of a Sarah STARNER b. ca 1898 married a MADER.

Jim in Vermont

Surnames: MULFORD
Researcher: Bill Kana
Date posted: Sunday, October 4, 1998

Can anyone provide me with the name & address for churches in and around Gambier or Miller township, that may have records for the period 1800-1860.

I am not having much luck in Knox Co. so I will be moving on, however I would like to thank everyone who has helped me in my search. Knox Co has a great web site with lots of help full folks.

Semper Fi. . . & good hunting to all.

Bill Kana
33 Noble St.
Westfield, Mass 01085

P.S. If anyone needs help in Western Massachusetts or Northwestern Connecticut, drop me a line.

Researcher: Yvonne Deery
Date posted: Sunday, October 4, 1998

Benjamin BUTLER b.18 04 1779 d. 04 06 1872 married to Leah ROGERS b.28 12 1783 d. 29 05 1852. Benjamin bought land in Knox County in 1820. Any information on ancestors or descendanrs would be appreciated.

Researcher: Pam Westerhold
Date posted: Tuesday, October 6, 1998

Am looking for info on David Knight/Mary Knight who were in Knox County in early 1830's. Also, looking for information on Hull or Jenkins families at the same time. Believe they may have come from Pennsylvania.

Thanks, Pam

Surnames: HALL
Researcher: Gerald S. Lenzen
Date posted: Tuesday, October 6, 1998

Joshua HALL, b prob MD abt 1780, d 1854 Hancock Co, OH. Married Nancy Brown, dau of Willaim Brown and Ruth Lane, prob Huntingdon Co, PA. Were his parents Ruth and William Hall? William Hall died in Huntingdon Co, PA, ca 1798.

Researcher: Robert M. McCann
Email: RMLM263@AOL.COM
Date posted: Wednesday, October 7, 1998

My Grandmother, Ruth May(BLAIR)Geraghty was born in Howard, Ohio, Knox County on 19 May 1892 to Calvin Simpson BLAIR and Sevina(DEAKINS)BLAIR. Calvin was born in Knox County on 18 Mar 1858 to William BLAIR and Olive Melton Simpson BLAIR. Sevina was born in Ohio in August 1862. That is all the information I have on Sevina, who was named such because she was the seventh child.

Sevina died somewhere between 1900 and 1910 - she appears in the 1900 Census but Calvin BLAIR is a widower in the 1910 Census. I am looking for any information on Sevina (Deakins) BLAIR.

Surnames: JACKSON
Researcher: Deedee Stewart
Date posted: Wednesday, October 7, 1998


Searching for my grandfathers family-suppose to be from Knox County OH.
His name was: Abraham JACKSON.
He died in the Seattle area of the State of Washington.
Abe was a very tall white man; over 6ft. Interested in Gold panning, logging,trapping and dairy farming.
Anyone with any information on the JACKSON'S please contact me!!!

Researcher: Presley M. Johnston
Date posted: Saturday, October 10, 1998

I am looking of for information about Daniel Marpel JOHNSTON who married Henrietta STOCKETT and had a boy named Presley Morgan JOHNSTON born May 29, 1847 near Gambier. Presley had one brother, Benjamin Franklin and one sister, Eleanora.

Thank you for your assistance.

Presley Johnston

Researcher: Ed Bailey
Date posted: Saturday, October 17, 1998

BAILEY, Robert may have been in Knox county in early 1800. He married Elizabeth Hale, had a son Robert Hale Bailey, who married Keziah Tracey while in OH. Would like any information that might relate to the above. BAILEY, HALE, TRACEY.

Surnames: RUSH
Researcher: Amy Martini
Date posted: Saturday, October 17, 1998

I am looking for information on the death of a Rees Hill RUSH. He died oct 4 1894 I believe in Knox Co, OH in a car accident?! He was married to first Mary Braden, second Adaline Woodruff and third Helen Doxie. He had the following children Ezekiel, Silas, Isaac, Daniel, Susanna, Clark, Emma, Charlotte b. 1861 m. Andrew Jackson Focht, Minerva b. 1864-1864, Lilly 1867 m. william Milton Ferguson, and Frank 1880. The last 4 children I have born in Knox Co, OH. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Amy Martini

Surnames: ARBUCKLE
Researcher: Mary Smith Kinney
Date posted: Sunday, October 18, 1998

I'm searching for anyone researching the ARBUCKLE family who were living in Knox Co. Clay twp. Ohio, 1830. William Arbuckle b. 1811 in Penn. married my widowed grandmother Nancy (Hill) Smith, 31 Mar. 1831 in Knox Co. Nancy Hill Smith was also b. in Penn. Nancy's son, Israel Smith, then married May 1831, Rebecca Arbuckle, b. 1808 in Penn. (sister to William.) Israel & Rebecca (Arbuckle) Smith, my

At the time that Nathaniel & Nancy (Hill) Smith bought land in the U.S. Military District, 1815, there was also a Samuel and a John Arbuckle in Knox Co. 1813-1814. I feel one of these two were the father of William & Rebecca Arbuckle.

Hope someone can help me in my search of the Arbucke's. I also have a search for some of the Nathaniel Smith children, but will do that at a later date.

Mary Kinney

Researcher: Lee Lybarger
Date posted: Sunday, October 18, 1998

I am looking for any information anyone has on the Stillinger surname for Knox County (or Tiverton Two., Coshocton County adjoining Knox County). Here's the scoop:

RICHARD LYBARGER (b. 1819 in Millwood, Knox County, d. Nov. 1886, N.Dak.) married CHRISTIANNA STILLINGER in Nov. 1851 in Knox Co.

ASA C. LYBARGER (b. 1826 in Millwood, Knox Co., d. May, 1888 in Millwood) married MARGARET J. CONKLE dau. of J.CONKLE and B.STILLINGER. Margaret b. 1838 Union Twp. Knox Co., d. 1904 Millwood.

Any assistance would be much appreciated. Lee Lybarger Delaware, OH

Surnames: CARSON
Researcher: Donna Shafer
Date posted: Monday, October 19, 1998

I am searching for ancestor information for William CARSON. An IGI entry lists him as William Theodore and family info lists him as W. T. and William T. The same IGI entry lists his wife as Rebecca Jane Patterson. Family records list her as Jane or Jenny R. Patterson. This IGI places William and Jane in Knox Co., OH for Charles and Aura's births in 1866 and 1872 respectively. I do not know where William or Jane were born. Two family sources disagree on William's parents names. They were either Alexander Carson + Elizabeth Disney or Theodore Carson + Rebecca. William also was in the Civil War--Union side, possibly a colonel in the OH 10th regiment. I haven't confirmed that information yet.

My info that I have on this line follows:

Descendants of William T. Carson

1 William T. Carson b. January 21, 1835 - Unknown
+Jane R. Patterson
....... 2 Charles Herbert Carson 1866 - 1949
b. Sept. 19, 1866 Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH
....... +Blanche Ewers 1876 - 1945

Researcher: Georgia Weitzel
Date posted: Monday, October 19, 1998

I am looking for the parents of George W. Bricker b 3/21/1833 d 9/8/1905. I know that he was married twice, first to Hanna Huffman (2 known children: John, born 1/3/1857 and Malissa Jane born 8/28/1858. Second marriage to Eliza J Osborn DeWeese (2 known children Sarah born 9/19/1866 and Sibbitt born 10/15/1870). Any information would be helpful.

Thank You


Researcher: Carol Montrose
Date posted: Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Hi, all you SAPP researchers. One of the SAPPs was appointed guardian of James PERKINS in mid 1820's in Knox Co. Ohio. If any of you run into any information on this James or any of his relatives, would appreciate a "shout".

Thanks, Carol

Researcher: Carol Montrose
Date posted: Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Priscilla/Permelia ??? married 1790's in Maryland to John PERKINS, who died 1824. Priscilla was in Knox co. at that time. In 1825 she married Samuel ROBERTS and they bought a farm in Holmes Co. (western part) and Sam died. Priscilla married Thomas CARTER, supposed to have been a Rev. War soldier. Thomas is buried in Chalfant Cemetery near Dresden/Adams Mills Area but in Coshocton Co. Would love to find out what happened to Priscilla after Thomas died early 1850's (at over 100 years of age).
Someone suggested she died and was buried with her second husband Sam ROBERTS, but I haven't been able to find a grave....
Priscilla's son Thomas PERKINS was a Methodist Minister and the church located next to the Chalfant Cemetery is Chalfant Methodist Church.
I haven't been able to locate the early Chalfant Church records either...

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.


Researcher: Mary Smith Kinney
Date posted: Thursday, October 22, 1998

What Happened to all the Arbuckle's in Knox Co. Oh.? William Arbuckle married widow Nancy Hill Smith, 1831, (my line) James Arbuckle m. Agnes GRIFFIN 1835, also Christend in the Martinsburg Prestyierian Church, 1835, as was John Arbuckle in 1860, Rebecca m. Israel Smith 1831 (my line). Margaret Arbuckle m. Peter MARLOW 1824, Mary Arbuckle m. John LAFEVER, 1834, Ross Arbuckle m. Sarah HEADING 1823. This is just from J to W in the IGI. would like hearing from any of these surnames, that may connect with Arbuckle, HILL Families. Mary

Surnames: COX, SMITH
Researcher: Mary Smith Kinney
Date posted: Thursday, October 22, 1998

In Nathaniel Smith's will, 1830, Knox Co. Oh. he leaves 11 children, I've accounted for Israel, Jackson, Lourene, & Charlotte, These children were in Mercer Co. Mo. Those unaccounted for Margaret Smith, Mary Smith, Elizabeth, Smith Sarah Smith. In the will, Mariah is listed as Mariah COX, Nancy is listed as Nancy COX, I'm assuming they married brothers. Another son, John Smith is in Gallia Co. Oh. 1845, with wife Christina ??? Would appreciate any information anyone may have on these Smith children. Mary Smith Kinney

Surnames: LAKE
Researcher: Joyce Smith
Date posted: Friday, October 23, 1998


I'm looking for any information about Nicholas & Sarah Lake, their children, etc. My gg grandmother was Eliza, child of N. & S. Eliza m. Robert Zarley in Knox Co. sometime before 1849. Their first child was Louisa Ellen, b. 9/12/49 in Knox Co. Other children from that marriage are Edgar L., Anna E. Sibbie, John W., and Charles Walter. The family moved to Iowa sometime between 1855 and 1856 because the last two childen were born in IA.

Surnames: HAGANS
Researcher: Teresa
Date posted: Saturday, October 24, 1998

I am looking for anyone who might have had the HAGANS surname in Knox Co. Mine were actually from New Castle, Coshocton Co. but since that's so close, I have a feeling it's real possible some spilled over into Knox Co.If so, please email!!

Researcher: Bob Moody
Date posted: Sunday, October 25, 1998

Seeking to share information on the family of John MOODY, father of Miller and Israel MOODY, and son of William MOODY and Mary STADDEN. John MOODY was born about 1795 in PA, died in Richland county, OH, on 11 Sept 1838 and is believed to have married twice in Knox county; first to Experience MILLER on 2 Mar 1820 and second to Mira HUSSA (b. abt. 1799; d. 23 July 1837 in Richland county, OH) on 25 Sept 1828. John MOODY's gravestone indicates he fought in the War of 1812 but there are too many who served with that name for me to identify his unit in military records. I have John's probate records confirming the two sons but he apparently outlived both wives.

I have little information on the wives and would also like to determine what unit John served in. Experience MILLER would probably be related to an Eli MILLER who is the Administrator of John's estate. I have yet to find any reference to the HUSSA name. HUSSA appears to me to be an accurate transcription of the marriage record but I have seen it published as HESS as well.

Thanks for any help!

Bob Moody

Researcher: Jim Bowman
Date posted: Sunday, October 25, 1998

Would like to exchange info w/descendants of the JACKSON family living Mt. Vernon,Oh.1854-fathers name unknown-mother,Elizabeth,ch_____ Harvey,m,Mahala HOLLER, ch Lafayette Marion,Alice (TEAGARDEN),May(COLE),Annie(ENGLE),Belle(SPENCER& James H._____ Sylvadore,m,Martha Jane,ch Charles Ellsworth_____Eliza Jane,m,Charles ROBERTS),ch George Wallace & Clara Belle_____ William_____ Mary (JACOBS)

Surnames: LAKE
Researcher: Joyce Smith
Date posted: Monday, October 26, 1998


I need help in proving (or disproving) that Eliza Lake b. 1826 in Knox Co. was the daughter of Nicholas and Sarah Lake. Nicholas and Sarah were married 2/27/1816 in OH William and C.M. could have been other children. Eliza married Robert Zarley circa 1848-50 in Knox Co. They moved to IA between 1855-6. Can anyone help me with this?

Researcher: Yvonne Deery
Date posted: Monday, October 26, 1998

I am searching for info on Mary Jane Workman b 9 Feb 1824 d 19 Mar 1870 m 19 Sep 1843 to Squire John BUTLER. She was the d/o Joseph L WORKMAN and Louisa SIMMONS. Any info on her parents, siblings and children would be appreciated. So far any Joseph Workman I have been found would be 10 to 12 years old when Mary was born.

Researcher: Sue & Butch Stalder
Date posted: Tuesday, October 27, 1998

I am searching for the parents of Andrew James WATSON, born 30 May 1842 in OH, married 3 May 1866, in Hancock Co, OH to Eliza Ellen HALL. The census states that Andrew's father was John WATSON, born roughly 1791 in Ireland. We think Andrew's mother was Sarah WARE (WEIR, WEAR) from PA.

We need to know more about John WATSON and his line and would like to verify that Sarah was a WARE (WEIR, WEAR).

The 1850 census shows John WATSON from Ireland and his wife Sarah from PA had my ggranfather, Andrew James WATSON.

We believe that Sarah WARE was born roughly 1800 in Indiana Co, PA and that she married John WATSON 24 Mar 1831 in OH. We also believe that Sarah's parents were Hugh WEIR, born roughly Jan 1775 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, married roughly 1793 to Rebecca HANSON. Hugh WEIR died 17 Nov 1817 in Hillsboro, Highland Co, OH. Rebecca HANSON died 3 Mar 1843 in Greenfield, Highland Co, OH.

Researcher: Sandy Cosner Norton
Date posted: Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Hi Everyone,

I spent last week researching in Knox and Licking Counties. It was a very successful week, but as usual, I'm now left with even more questions. But that's what makes this so much fun!

I 've been looking for my father's half sisters and had always been told they never married. I don't think that my father ever knew them as they were 18 and 20 years older than him. Anyways, i decided to look in the marriage records at the courthouse, since the last time i found them was in the 1910 census. Turns out they both got married in October of 1917! I haven't checked the census for 1920 yet, but here's the information in case anyone recognizes them.

Lydia May COSNER b Aug. 6, 1898 to James L. Cosner and Mary Butcher of Mt. Vernon Lydia married Homer L. WATKINS on October 24, 1917 in Mt. Vernon. Probably lived in Fredericktown for at least a while.

Emma Helen COSNER b. February 18, 1900 to James L. Cosner and Mary Butcher. Emma married Edward L. WHITE on October 12, 1917. Edward was listed as being a barber in West Carlisle, Ohio.

James and Mary were divorced in 1902 and Mary remarried in 1906 to Robert Miller, a barber in Fredericktown.

Does anyone have any information on this WATKINS or WHITE family? I'd love to find their children. Assuming they had any. I'll be checking the 1920 census this weekend.



Researcher: chamberl
Date posted: Tuesday, October 27, 1998

I am looking for information on parents or siblings of Dora CAMP.

She was born Feb. 01, 1848 in Knox Co. and married Phillip S. WICKHAM and moved to Licking Co.

Researcher: J. Mark Hadley
Date posted: Wednesday, October 28, 1998

HARRISON, THRAPP: I am looking for information regarding John Lum Harrison, and his wife, Phoebe Jane Thrapp. John was born in 1831 - NJ, and Phoebe was born 1832 - Licking Co., OH. They are both supposedly buried in the Bell Cemetery, Morgan Twp.

How do I get information regarding this burial? How do I find death information in this area?

Researcher: kb7upl
Date posted: Thursday, October 29, 1998

I am looking people in the John Nicholson family I found John and Charlotte on the 1850 cenaus, and John was a minister with the German Baptist Brethren church,I have no data on Charlotte They were in Knox county,Brown Twp.I think Charlottes surname was Pillieu or something like that.There is also a J.J.Workman who was a minister for the same church that ties in to the family, I beleive their daughter Sarah Workman married the Nicholson boy,Charles in October 1874. If you come accross any data on these people I would sure appreciate a holler. And I thank you in advance

Surnames: WELKER
Researcher: W. P. Mart
Date posted: Friday, October 30, 1998

John WELKER, Sr.'s will is listed in Knox Co., Ohio. Can anyone tell me the names of his children and wife?

Surnames: CLINE, KLEIN
Researcher: Kris Mullins
Date posted: Friday, October 30, 1998

CLINE, KLEIN Abraham son of Conrad Cline. He married Nancy Morr. Abrahams father was born 9/17/1756. Abraham had a tannery in the city of Marrion, Ohio. Both he and Nancy died young and left their children as wards of Abraham's only brother Rev. Henry Cline of Delaware, Ohio.
Any help will be appreciated. huggie

Surnames: MAGAW
Researcher: Carole Davis Levering
Date posted: Friday, October 30, 1998

I would welcome any information on Frank MAGAW who ran a blacksmith shop in Martinsburg Ohio, Knox County, in the early 1900's. I am looking for the names of his parents and siblings; if married the name of his wife and children. Would like to know his final area of residence and where he is buried. I would like to know if Frank MAGAW was related to John G. and Mary Cook MAGAW who were residents of Martinsburg, Ohio, in 1867.

Researcher: Ken & Shirley Zuercher
Date posted: Friday, October 30, 1998

SMITH, PAGE, REAMES: Hi, We are researching a John Alden Smith (he went by the name of Alden). He was born in Knox Co. on May 22,1843. His death certificate says his father was named John and that his mother's maiden name was Mary Page. He was in the civil war for the Union, 46th Regiment, Co G infantry.

He married a Martha Anna Reames on 11-28-1867 in Union Co, Oh. She was B 2-15-87 Putnam Co. Ohio. D 11-8-1898 Putnam Co,

I believe this was a second marriage for him. We are interested in any info on these families. There is some indication that the Reames family may have come from Virginia. Thanks Ken and Shirley



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