Darke County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries for August 1999


BLISS, COZART, WILLIAMS posted by Tracey Converse on Monday, August 2, 1999

Searching for the family and decendants of Nathaniel BLISS and his wife, Hannah WILLIAMS. Nathaniel died in Darke County, OH in 1842. His son, Jacob Bliss, also resided in the county.

KINION, MCCULLUM, RICHARDSON, VAN SCOYK posted by Tina Karmann on Monday, August 2, 1999

I am looking for information on VAN_SCOYKs. Jasper VAN_SCOYK b. 1829, d. Dec. 23, 1878. Married Sara Ann KINION b. ?, d. Mar.14, 1922. They married Aug. 23, 1855. Had 3 children. Any information would be appreciated.

I am looking for Hazel Mae VAN_SCOYK - B. Sept. 12, 1891, D. Sept.28, 1952. Married George RICHARDSON, they had 12 children. Hazel's parents were John M. & Eliza Gladdys MCCULLUM.

BRYSON, HALE posted by Marita --?-- on Monday, August 2, 1999

Archibald and James BRYSON resided Darke Co. Ohio in early 1800s. Need proof of relationship. Also seeking any information on Polly HALE. Thanks.

BECKNER posted by Heather Heiser on Monday, August 2, 1999

I'm doing research on my 1858 farm house on Hollansburg-Sampson Rd. in Arcanum. My grandparents bought the farm from Josiah BECKNER about 40 years ago. I'm trying to find out who built the house, what it originally looked like, etc. Where do I start?

BAILEY posted by Dee A. (Bailey) Childress on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Looking for birth record for Elmer BAILEY, born in Missisinawa 17 Jun 1893. Lived in Bradford and surrounding areas most of his life. Died in Bradford Jun 1979. Would I write to Union City for copy of birth record? I am trying to trace his parents (Harvey Melvin BAILEY & Mary Elizabeth BAILEY, who were married, divorced, and remarried other individuals). I knew my great grandfather well (which is much more than most individuals) as he did not pass until I was 16. However, I need a copy of his birth record to try to locate his parents and then their parents, etc. Any help out there?! Thanks!

BARNES, BATES, CLARK, HELMS, PERKINS, THOMAS posted by Lorene Lambert on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Eliza Jane BATES, dau. of John & Mary BATES
Information now comes from an 1860 census of Spartanburg that shows Eliza and her mother, Mary BATES, were born in VA. Eliza's father was John BATES of Tampico, OH (near German), a War of 1812 Veteran, only a little way from the Randolph Co., IN state line. John was killed in 1842 when a tree fell on him in his clearing. Daughter Ellen THOMAS, and husband Joseph, paid for coffin, doctor and debts of the estate. John, Mary, Ellen, Joseph and more family are buried in the Horn Cemetery. Mary eventually lived with Eliza and her husband Adolphus BARNES (married 1844) in Spartanburg, as did his father, Stephen BARNES.

In Eliza's obituary, published in the Union City Times, April 13, 1888, it gives the following living siblings: four brothers, John, George, William and Henry BATES, the first two having been in the Methodist ministery for many years, and the third, a local preacher. Her sisters are (Vashti) Mrs. Henry PERKINS of Arcanum, OH and (Matilda) Mrs. HELMS of Montpelier, IN. (A brother James died at age 22 and Ellen had died in 1852.

Eliza died April 8, 1888, age 62 years, 7 months and 18 days. So I am now looking for descendants of Eliza's brothers and sisters and for the confirmation of the parents of her parents, John and Mary BATES of VA>OH. I believe that research by a cousin indicates that John BATES is the son of Ephriam BATES and Susannah CLARK of VA, Ephriam also serving in the War of 1812.

I would also love to know exactly where on Tampico Road, John BATES farm was located. Do not know if he owned or was leasing it. He lived there in 1842 when he was killed by accident.

BATES, THOMAS posted by Lorene Lambert on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Looking for the descendants of Joseph & Ellen BATES THOMAS, if any. They are buried in the Horn Cemetery, once used by the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church located in Sect. 29 of the Liberty Township. Ellen THOMAS, dau. of John and Mary BATES, died 1-29-1852 at 30 yrs, 5 mos 10 dys. I believe Joseph is buried there, too, as are other THOMAS family members.

BARNES, BATES, HELMS, PERKINS, THOMAS posted by Lorene Lambert on Tuesday, August 3, 1999

Looking for descendants of Henry and Vashti PERKINS of Arcanum, OH. Vashti was a BATES and the sister of several famous Methodist ministers, William, George and Henry of OH and IN. Her sisters were Ellen BATES THOMAS, Vashti (Mrs. Henry PERKINS), Matilda BATES HELMS (of Montpelier, IN) and Eliza Jane BARNES (Spartanburg, IN). She also had brothers John and James. James died at age 22. I have no info on John yet. The parents of Vashti and her siblings were John and Mary BATES of Darke Co., OH

FRENCH, MULLIN posted by Julie Ward on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Maraba (Meribah) MULLIN married Frank FRENCH possibly in Darke Co., OH and possibly in the 1840's, since this is where so many French families lived. I estimate her b. to be bet. 1817 and 1825 in OH and m. in 1840's. Frank and Maraba had two children: Leonard and Hettie. Any info helpful. Thanks.

MILLER, SHOMBER posted by Marilyn Marshall on Saturday, August 7, 1999

Edwin Miller SHOMBER, b. 1-29-1868 in Bradford, OH
Catherine G. MILLER, b. 10-21-1873 in Bradford, OH

CRUMRINE, RINARD, YOUNG posted by Patrice DuBose on Thursday, August 12, 1999

Jacob CRUMRINE married to Nancy YOUNG who was born in Darke Co. Her parent were Daniel or David YOUNG and Abigail RINARD. Jacob born in OH. Father also Jacob born in PA; mother Susan --?--.

FRYE, MELLING posted by Shirley McClure on Saturday, August 14, 1999

Daniel W. MELLING / Webster D. MELLING / Ida A. MELLING / Minnie FRYE / Roy MELLING

EDGER posted by Charlie Sowders on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Looking for info on EDGER family from Kentucky to Darke County, Ohio and later into Randolph County, Indiana.

BRANE, GILLESPIE, SCHOBY posted by Joann Charles on Monday, August 16, 1999

William SCHOBY, b 7 Dec 1847-m 6 Mar 1873 to Charlotte Elizabeth BRANE b 25 Jan 1851. Charles SCHOBY b 29 Jan 1819 in NJ, d 25 May 1853 of Typhoid leaving wife Matilda GILLESPIE b 7 April 1819 and children: Sarah Jane (b18 Dec 1842), Margaret Ann (b 7 Dec 1844), Mary Gillespie (b 24 May 1846), William and at least 2 other sons. Any information much appreciated.

BOEHRINGER, CROWELL, MILLER, WONER, WONNER, WOONAR posted by Lorri L. Whitehead on Tuesday, August 17, 1999

I am searching BOEHRINGER, CROWELL and MILLER Looking for any information on Samuel MILLER b. 1.1.1847 d. 7.11.1898 m. 5.12.1867 to Catharine B. WONER/WONNER/WOONAR. I have no parents information on Samuel or siblings. Can anyone possibly help me? Samuel was listed in the 1870 Darke County, Adams Twp. Census records. Many thanks for any information.

LEY, MARCHALL posted by Francis (Frank) Ley on Thursday, August 19, 1999

I am doing material on Frank LEY who married Mary Jane MARCHALL in Darke County about 1874. He owned farm land and left the county in 1893. I am trying to do research about the land he owned. Any help will be appreciated.

MATHEWS posted by Mike Towle on Thursday, August 19, 1999

I'm looking for information on Leroy MATHEWS and Daisy MATHEWS. They lived in Darke County in the mid to late 1800s. If you know of a connection to them or how I can find one, please e-mail.

DOHME posted by Beth Graves on Thursday, August 19, 1999

I am looking for any information on Fredrick DOHME of Greeenville Twp, Darke Co., Ohio. Listed on the 1850 census. Trying to find out his wife's name, children, and any other family info on him.

ALLEN posted by John Johnston on Friday, August 20, 1999

Seeking information or pictures of Allen's Market in Braffetsville, Ohio. Owners were Carl & Helen ALLEN. Their siblings were
George ALLEN
Ella Mae ALLEN
Dorothy ALLEN - "we know Dorothy went to New Madison Schools"

Any help will be appreciated

HUNTER, LEHMAN, LENICH, MARKER, MILLER, NUTTER, ROSS, SMITH, YORK posted by Roger Lynch on Sunday, August 22, 1999

I am looking for information on James T MILLER who purchased land in Adams Twp. Darke Co., Ohio in 1833. He married Diadama YORK September 9, 1833 in Darke Co. Their children were:

Hiram, born March 14, 1837, married to Sarah SMITH October 21, 1858, died July 8, 1868;

Susannah, born January 1838 married Martin J. MARKER June 18, 1862,

Newberry F., MY ancestor, born May 20, 1840, married Hettie Ann MARKER October 17,1869 Cedar Co., Iowa, died September 21, 1921,

Martha Jane born about 1842, married Martin LEHMAN May 4, 1871, died August 12, 1897,

Jeremiah, born about 1844, married Mary Boomershire December 31, 1871, probably died Minnesota,

Catherine, born about 1846, married Samuel LENICH February 18, 1869,

Elizabeth, born about 1848, married William J. ROSS September 18, 1854, died 1912,

Nancy, born about 1850, married William NUTTER/HUNTER April 8, 1875.

It is possible that James MILLER was originally from the Wheeling, West Virginia area. I very much would like to have contact with any descendants of James and Diadama or would appreciate anyone's input as to how to find this family.

HOUSEWORTH posted by Elly Downard on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

Looking for a Lincoln HOUSEWORTH who was born in Franklin County, Ohio, around 1922 or 1923. Was married to a Margie (Margery) HOUSEWORTH and lived in the Lancaster, Ohio, area around the mid to late 1940's. They later divorced and I heard that he had lived in Darke County at one time. I also have info that he may have died in 1990. Any info appreciated and can be sent to my e-mail address. Thanks.

BAKER, MCELWAIN posted by Joyce Kantner on Saturday, August 28, 1999

Samuel BAKER and Jane MCELWAIN lived in Darke Co. between 1826 and 1855, Samuel D. @1835. Have will. Looking for son Andrew. And plot for Samuel in Darke.

STEWART, WRIGHT posted by Karen K. Stewart on Sunday, August 29, 1999

We are looking for info on the parents and siblings of Charles Wesley STEWART born October 27, 1841 in Blackford, Darke Co., Ohio. He married Samantha Jane WRIGHT, born July 17, 1844 in Washington County, Ohio. They lived in MO and KS. Charles was a Civil War veteran and we have his papers (private of company K, 118th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry and company F, 153rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry). Charles died November 12, 1924 in Onaga, KS. Thanks for your help.

WILLIS posted by Suzanne Stamper-Youmans on Monday, August 30, 1999

George WILLIS buried in East Zion Cemetery. Married Anna --?--. She was born 5-17-1794 and died 5-31-1869, buried East Zion Cemetery. Would like to know Anna's maiden name.

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