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.....Paulding, O., March 31.--Sunday will be a special day for Mr. and Mrs. Leven Leeth, of Tipton. It will be their anniversary of 65 years of married life.
.....Leven Leeth and Louise Shelly were married 65 years ago, in 1884 at the bride's home, north of Payne, in Paulding County. Mr. Leeth who celebrated his 93rd birthday March 17, and Mrs. Leeth who will be 82 June 18, agree that the 65 years have been happy ones.
.....Mrs. Leeth is a Paulding County native. She was born near Payne, and has lived in the county all of her life. But although Mr. Leeth, one of the oldest residents in Paulding County, was born in Pike County, and lived in Logan County a number of years before he came to live with his family in Harrison Township.
.....Helped Load Canal Boat. Mr. Leeth still remembers arriving in Paulding County in 1872, when he was 16 years old. The old canal was still being used for freight. However, it was not long before the last boat left Antwerp for the historic last trip. Mr. Leeth was among the crew who loaded that last boat.
.....The Civil War belongs in the memories of Mr. Leeth's childhood. He remembers the day an official rode up to his parents home to serve draft orders on his father. However, his father followed the custom of the time and paid a bounty for a substitute to fight in his place.
.....The Leeths have a family of nine children (five boys and four girls) and well over one hundred grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition, they claim that this huge family has been increased by the birth of three great-great-grandchildren.
.....The Leeth children include, John Mathias, at home; Ethel, or Mrs. Frances Maxwell, near Fort Wayne; Charles Henry, West Manchester; Annie, or Mrs. Jonas Brown, Rome City, Ind.; Harry, Fort Wayne; Rhoda, or Mrs. Alfred Baughman, Holly, Mich.; David, of Payne; and Lafayette, Briceton. A daughter, Gertrude Louisa is dead. (Source: Taken from paper in Payne, Ohio 1949) 
Family F8

.....Milton John Hormell, the fourth son of Henry Jr., attended District School and completed the course in Harveysburg Seminary in two years. He began the study of medicine at the age of 21 under Dr. Corlis of Harveysburg and completed this course of study and reading in three years, and for five years practiced medicine in Warren County, and Clinton County,. He graduated from the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1853.
.....Milton moved from Harveysburg to Oakland in 1860. In 1862 he joined the 49th O.V.I. as Assistant Surgeon, but was compelled to return home after four months service because of illness. In the spring of 1864 he was instrumental in forming a company of volunteers which was attached to the 149th O.N.G. (100 Days Men) and from this organization he received an honorable discharge.
.....He was one of the founders of the Masonic Lodge at Harveysburg, and at various times he held the office of Justice of Peace, Township Trustee, Road Supervisor, Director of Oakland School and was a member of the Babtist Church. [Source: Stanley Wright Aultz, "Chronicles of a Griffis Family". Miamisburg, Ohio: S. W. Aultz 1981 and Letter written by William G. Hormell, not dated]

MILTON JOHN HORMELL, physician, Oakland, was born October 8, 1820, in Warren County, about five miles north of Lebanon. His parents were Henry and Margaret Hormell. He received the rudiments of an education in a district school, and afterward attended the Harveysburg Seminary, for about two years, where he completed a higher course of study. When about twenty-one years of age, he began the study of medicine with Dr. Corlis, of Harveysburg, with whom he remained as a student for about three years. After completing his course of study he bean to practice, which he did successfully for about five years in both Warren and Clinton Counties. He then attended the Ohio Medical University, at Cincinnati. From which institution he graduated in 1853. He resumed the practice of his profession, with headquarters at Harveysburg, Warren County, where he remained until 1860, in which year he removed to Clinton County, Chester Township, near Oakland, and attended to the duties of his profession. In October, 1845, he married Almira Dakin, daughter of Judge James Dakin (deceased). She died in November, 1846. On November 1, 1849, he married Miss Eveline Hisey, born November 9, 1826, daughter of Jacob and Amelia Hisey, who settled in Warren County, about 1810. They are the parents of four children--Fremont N., Horace D., Mary C. and William. In 1862, after the breaking out of the war of the rebellion, he went with the Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry as Assistant Surgeon, with which regiment he remained about four months, when having contracted an illness, he returned home, where he remained until the spring of 1864. At that time he was instrumental in forming a company of volunteers which afterward belonged to the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment of Ohio National Guards, or the hundred day men. He was engaged in the battle of Monocacy, and received an honorable discharge in August of the same year. He then returned home and began to attend to the duties of his profession. In 1847, he was elected Justice of the Peace for Massie Township, Warren County, and served three years. He also served as Township Trustee for one year. He was member of the Baptist Church and the owner of 121 acres of land. [Source: W. H. Beers & County, Chicago 1882, "The History of Clinton County, Ohio", a reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc.: Evansville, Indiana 1971, Biographical Sketches, Chester Twp., pg. 938, 939]

.....Milton John Hormell, son of Henry and Margaret Fry Hormell, married first Almira Dakin and then he married Emeline Hisey who was born in 1826. They had at least one daughter, Mary Clara hormell, who was born in 1859.
.....Milton John Hormell was a "Physician." He died in 1885 and his wife, Emeline Hisey Hormell, died in 1900. (They were married in 1848.) Their daughter, Mary Clara Hormell married in 1878 Oscar F. McKay who was born in 1855. We have no dates of death for them. They had at least one daughter, Helen McKay, who was born in Loviland, Colorado. Se became the wife of Stanley R. Mauck. [Source: Gillis, W. Floyd, ""Hormell Family"," pg. 23]

The One Hundred Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company K, was formerly the Fifty-fifth Battalion Ohio National Guard, of Clinton County, Ohio. It was mustered into service of the United States at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on the 8th of May 1864, and August 20, 1864, the company returned to Ohio and was mustered out. 
Hormell, Milton John (I6752)

...After the death of his father in 1842, John remained at home with his bereaved mother, working the little farm, attending and teaching school, and so continued until the end of August, 1845, when, on solicitation of Dr. John Evans, then of Indianapolis, Indiana, he accepted a kind invitation to study medicine with him. So, bidding adieu to his old home and all of its surroundings, he embarked on board the Voress line of stage coaches for what seemed to be the far-distant west. Here he commenced his medical studies, spending the winters, however, in Chicago, attending Rush Medical College, from which institution he graduated in the spring of 1848. Returning to Indianapolis, he made application to the commissioners of the hospital for the insane for the position of assistant physician, and being successful in due time received the desired appointment, and early thereafter entered upon the duties of the office in this new State institution and soon had the satisfaction of assisting in the reception of the first patients ever admitted for treatment in that place. In October, 1851, he severed his connection with the hospital and marrying Annie, the youngest daughter of David and Rachael Evans, of Waynesville, Ohio, moved within a few days thereafter to the city of Chicago, Illinois, where with a devoted wife and family he remained comfortably living in Glencoe, one of the city's most beautiful suburbs, overlooing both far and wide the cooling waters of Lake Michigan.
...Annie and John were the parents of eleven childdren but only four sons lived to adulthood. John, the youngest of these also became a doctor specializing in orthopedic surgery. (Source: Compiled by Irene L. Shrope, Nutt Family of Ohio and New Jersey, Revised and Up-Dated 1993 (Vandalia, Ohio: Authorized Distributor Donald A. Nutt, 1992), pg. 204.)

...John Nutt, M.D., Chicago, Illinois. John Nutt was the younger of two sons, Joseph and John, and only children of Aaron and Martha (Craig, formerly Pedrick) Nutt, and was born on the old homestead in Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, March 3, 1823. His parents were natives of New Jersey, and were respectively widower and widow; at the time of their marriage, January 11, 1818, by James Russell Esq., of Centerville. Aaron Nutt was left fatherless at an early age. His mother marrying again, the boy, Aaron, was apprenticed to John Lippencott, a tailor of 1776, for a term of seven years, serving his employer nearly that time on the tailor-board. At about this period, the armies of the Revolution, under the command of Gen. Washington, were very active in the State of New Jersey, and as these were indeed trying times for our country, and soldiers were much needed, both old and young were earnestly solicited to join the American forces. It was at this juncture that Lippincott was drafted into the military service, and Aaron Nutt's apprenticeship about to expire, that Lippencott made this proposition to him, that if he would enter the army and serve his, Lippencott's time out, he would in turn set him free. The proposition was accepted, and Nutt Joined a military company commanded by his cousin, Capt. Israel Shreve. The evening before the battle of Monmouth, the company had a little skirmish with a company of English light horse, and came off victorious. Nutt was quite near the English Captain, and saw the American soldier shoot him in the breast. He fell from his horse and jumped a fence and fell dead by the side of it. Nutt, in looking at him after death, pronounced him the handsomest man he ever saw. Next day, the main battle was fought, the day, an excessively hot one, the Americans threw off their coats and knapsacks, as they marched into the field, forty-eight abreast. After the battle, twelve wagons loaded with bread and drawn by oxen were brought on the ground for the Americans. After this, Nutt's military service was in riding as a scout and driving team; of the latter, he did a large amount. He never asked for or received any pension, but assisted many others in procuring theirs. On Tuesday, the 4th day of May, 1779, he was married to Mary Archer, daughter of Jospeh and Sarah Archer, of New Jersey. From this union there were nine children, of whom none are now living. Three died in early life, the remaining six lived to be heads of families. The father used to take great pleasure in standing on his own premises and look at the smoke curling out of the chimneys of five of his children--the sixth one lived some four miles distant. In 1786, he removed with his family from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, where he remained only a few years, and then moved to Kentucky, living at different points, among which the following places are remembered: On the Dry Ridge he lived a long time, keeping a tavern there; did the same in the town of Versailles; from Kentucky he removed to what is now Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, in the spring of 1798, having previously been there with the surveyors in February, 1796, and selected his land. Here he settled in a wilderness of woods, and where in his new abode he remained with only a slight change of habitation during the balance of his life. Surrounded with a large circle of truly worthy friends and relatives who were always interested in his presence, as he so often gladdened the hours with earnest recitals of events of which he had not infrequently been an active participant.
...He was man of eminently correct habits of life, possessing a very superior constitution, temperate, industrious and of a cheerful disposition, even marked to the end, and when warned of approaching dissolution seemed ready and willing to meet the change. The disease of which he died was, though not of frequent occurrence, incident to old age, and in this case, as was pronounced by his skillful and ever attentive physician, Dr. A. B. Price, one of the most extraordinary cases of the kind ever known to the profession. The pain, which was very severe, was first manifested in the left eye, which after awhile completely destroyed that organ. The pain then passed to the heel and great toe of the right foot, then successively until all the toes were in a like manner involved, then the foot mortified, was drawn up and dried until all seemed as hard and lifeless as stone, and blackened with the deadly progress of the disease, which continued for a period of many months, at the closing of which time a distinct point or line of demarkation appeared within four inches of the knee. Death of the foot and leg below having already occurred and here separation of not only the living from the dead flesh, but also the larger bone was already manifest, so that earnest hopes were strongly entertained that an arrest was probable, and that an improved condition might be looked for; but at the close of about the ninth month the powers of the consitution could stand the pressure no longer, and gradually yielding, death kindly terminated this protracted struggle June 2, 1842, and thus passed the life of a man aged eighty-three years ten months and sixteen days, who had never known what real sickness was, and even used his tobacco up to within a few days of the last. his remains are buried in the old cemetery one-half mile north of Centerville, between the graves of his two wives. "Peace to their remains."
...John, after the death of his father, remained at home with his bereaved mother, working the little farm and attending and teaching school, and so continued until the last of August, 1845, when, on solicitation of Dr. John Evans, then of Indianapolis, Ind., he accepted a kind invitation to study medicine with him. So, bidding adieu to his old home and all of its surroundings, he embarked on board the Voress line of stage coaches for what then seemed to be the far-distant West. Here he commenced his medical studies, spending the winters, however, at Chicago, attending Rush Medical College, from which institution he graduated in the spring of 1848. Returning to Indianapolis, he made application to the commissioners of the hospital for the insane for the place of assistant physician, and being successful in due time received the desired appointment, and early thereafter entered upon the duties of the office in this then new State institution, and soon had the satisfaction fo assisting in the reception of the first patients ever admitted to treatment in that place. In October, 1851, he severed his connection with the hospital and, marrying Annie, the youngest daughter of David and Rachael Evans, of Waynesville, Ohio, moved within a few days thereafter to the city of Chicago, Illinois, where, with a devoted wife and four comely boys, he now remains comfortably living Glencoe, one of the city's most beautiful suburbs, overlooking both far and wide the cooling waters of Lake Michigan. (Source: W. H. Beers, History of Montgomery County, Ohio (1882; Reproduction, Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, Inc., 1973, Part II, Biographical Sketches, pg. 272, 273) 
Nutt, John (I677)

...As a very young boy Joseph Nutt commenced driving a cart and doing small jobs about the town and working on the small farm. When in his twelth year, he hauled in the cart all the stone for making a complete pavement from the schoolhouse, one-fourth mile north of townm, to the Baptist Church on the west side of town. His father and Joseph Beck laid the walk, which did good for many years. For its protection, the Town Council made it a finable offence to ride or drive on it. So carefully was it guarded that the school teacher had been known to leave school on seeing a traveler on the walk and hurry up to town and have a warrent in the hands of the Marshal by the time the offending party would reach the village.
...On the 28th of April, 1824 he went, as an apprentice, into the chair-making business. He served three years faithfully and made the trade his principal business up to the spring of 1844 when he went to New Burlington, Clinton County, Ohio and sold goods for Israel Harris, Jr., and Samuel Lemar, for nearly six years. In January 1850 he joined the employ of John Grant, Esq., the principal merchant in New Burlington and remained with him until April, 1857. On 29 January, 1856 Joseph married Miss Elizabeth Amanda Weaver of New Burlington, New Jersey. In May of 1857 they went to Chicago, Illinois where they remained until August of 1858 when they returned to New Burlington.
...In the spring of 1861 they went to Centerville, Ohio and settled on the old homestead, becoming the owner thereof half by purchase and half by legacy. He was one of the few men in town to own land originally purchased by his father from John Cleves Symmes (father-in-law of President William Henry Harrison) The deed was made by James Madison, President of the United States.
...Joseph was the oldest native-born citizen on the town plat. He never loaded a gun, pistol or firearm of any description, he did pull the trigger a few times making one shot that would be creditable to any sporsman. (Source: Compiled by Irene L. Shrope, Nutt Family of Ohio and New Jersey, Revised and Up-Dated 1993 (Vandalia, Ohio: Authorized Distributor Donald A. Nutt, 1992), pg. 197.)

...Joseph Nutt was living in Centerville, Ohio in 1900. From the newspaper "Bellbrook Moon" dated 01 july, 1903:
Joseph Nutt, one of Centerville's wealthiest and most respected citizens died last Sunday morning. Buried Tuesday afternoon Mr. Nutt was not only loved in the community in which he lived but made warm friends with all he met. The community loses one of it's best citizens. (Source: Compiled by Irene L. Shrope, Nutt Family of Ohio and New Jersey, Revised and Up-Dated 1993 (Vandalia, Ohio: Authorized Distributor Donald A. Nutt, 1992), pg. 195)

...Joseph Nutt, farmer, P. O. Centerville. The eldest of the two children (Joseph and John) of Aaron and Martha Nutt, was born in Centerville, Ohio, December 11, 1818. Parents both natives of New Jersey; his father was the son of Levi Nutt, and he the son of Adam Nutt, a native of Wales, who landed in New Jersey early in the last century. Aaron, on his mother's side, was the grandson of Barzilla Ivens, a noted merchant of his day; he was also a noted man for the size of his family; he was married three times and was the father of twenty-one children who were all able at one and the same time to set at the table and help themselves to a square meal. Joseph's mother was the daughter of Isaac and Hannah Pedrick, of Pedricktown, N. J.; she emigrated with them to Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, in 1806, remaining there a brief period; her father purchased a farm near the present village of Clio, Greene County, Ohio, and removed to it. The family were all worthy members of the Society of Orthodox Friends. The subject of this sketch (Joseph) can't quite claim to be anything more than the son of pioneers (for date of father's arrival see brother's biography); never had any land to clear or brush to pick; never assisted in building the pioneer cabin with its cat and clay chimney, clapboard-roof held on with weight poles, or in laying down the solid puncheon floor; or in erecting the sweep at the well for the "old oaken bucket;" but have worn buckskin pantaloons, leather-crown hat and thread shirt-buttons. His father (Aaron) was a tailor by trade, and was an experienced hand in manufacturing buckskin into wearing apparel. The last pair of buckskin pants he made was in the summer he was eighty-one years of age. Mr. N. V. Maxwell, one of our present worthy citizents, was then carrying on tailoring, and took in the job conditionally, viz., if he could get "Uncle Aaron" Nutt (by which familiar title he was well known) to make them he would do so, as for himself he frankly admitted he could not make them; they were made and all parties satisfied with the job. Mr. Maxwell, to this day, takes delight in referring to that job, and saying "Uncle Aaron" was the oldest journeyman he ever employed. He was also a good hand with a sickle in a harvest field; the summer he was eighty years old, he lead the reapers once through in his son Aaron's wheat field. He was also an excellent auctioneer, if not the first, he certainly was among the first; had quite a patronage in Montgomery, Warren and Greene Counties. Before the subject of this sketch was large enough to put a collar on the horse, he commenced driving the cart and doing small jobs about town and working on the small farm. When in his twelfth year, he hauled in the cart all the stone making a complete pavement from the schoolhouse, one-fourth mile north of town, to the Baptist Church on the west side of town. His father and Joseph Beck laid the walk, which did good service many years. For its protection, the Town Council made it a finable offence to ride or drive on it. So carefully was it guarded that the school teacher has been known to leave his school on seeing a traveler on the walk, and hurry up to town and have a warrant in the hands of the Marshal by the time the offending party would reach the village. The 28th of April, 1834, he went as an apprentice to the chair-making; served three years faithfully; made the trade his principal business up to the spring of 1844; then went to New Burlington, Clinton County, Ohio, and sold goods for Israel Harris, Jr., and Samuel Lemar, nearly six years. In January, 1850, went into the employ of John Grant, Esq., the principal merchant then in New Burlington; remained with them until April, 1857. Mr. Nutt was married, January 29, 1856, to Miss E. A. Weaver, of New Burlington. May, 1857, moved to Chicago; remained there until August, 1858, returning to New Burlington, and remained there until the spring of 1861; then removed to Centerville on the old homestead, where he now lives, becoming the owner thereof by half purchase and half legacy, and one of the few men in the township owning the land originally purchase by the father from John C. Symmes, but the deed was made by James Madison, President of the United States. There are other tracts in the township deeded by the President to the heads of some of the families now living thereon, but they are mostly second-hand purchases.
...When Aaron Nutt with other men were in consultation with Judge Symmes, organizing a pioneer company, one of them said to the Judge, "You will not take that man, will you?" pointing to Aaron Nutt. "Why not?" said the Judge. "Why," said the man, "he is a Quaker, and will not fight the Indians." "Just the man I want," said the Judge; "I want a peaceable colony." Aaron Nutt was never a member of any religious society, but his religious sentiments were in full accord with the Orthodox Friends, wore the garb and used the plain language of that society. The following incident shows the respect the Indians have for the name of William Penn. Sometime after Aaron Nutt had settled here and Dayton something of a place, he was going up there one morning, when he met a company of Indians. After passing them, he found a sack of roots and herbs in the road and readily concluded it belonged to the Indians just passed. So he would carry the sack into town and leave it at the store of H. G. Phillips, who told him he knew the Indians, they had been in the store that morning, and on their next visit he would hand over the sack, and did so, saying to the Indian that--"It was a William Penn man that had found it." "Ugh," said the Indian, "he good man; he good man." The subject of this sketch (Joseph) is now the oldest native born citizen on the town plat; never loaded a gun, pistol or firearm of any description, have pulled the trigger a few times making one shot that would be creditable to any sportsman. Mr. Nutt is the father of five children, as follows: Anna, Laura, Samuel, Weaver, William Pedrick, Clarence Emory Nutt, of whom only two are living, viz., Samuel W. and Clarence E. (Source: W. H. Beers, History of Montgomery County, Ohio (1882; Reproduction, Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, Inc., 1973). pg. 270, 271) 
Nutt, Joseph (I676)

...First white settler in the Shenandoah Valley. Adam built his farm adjacent to the Shenandoah river at the Lithia Spring (now Bear-Lithia Spring). His two daughters Ana Barbara & Catherine married the two Baer brothers (Jacob & John) from Broc's Gap. Adam gave his farm to his son-in-law (Jacob) and his daughter (Anna Barbara) on the condition that he could live out the rest of his days there and that he be supplied with certain provisions including a generous amount of whiskey for which Jacob Baer gained the nick-name Jacob "Whiskey" Baer.

The following is from the program for the Adam Miller Memorial Dedication Ceremony (Friday, May 7, 2010), prepared by the Elkton Welcome Center:

Adam Miller (Mueller)

...Adam Miller (Mueller) was born in Germany, probably Schreisheim, in 1703. He was the son of Johann Peter and Maria Margaretta Mueller.
...Adam came to America as a young man in 1720. He came with his wife, Barbara Kooger Miller, and an unmarried sister, Catrina. The Millers first settled in Germantown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, however, Adam was unsatisfied with the farming lands in Pennsylvania, so he moved his family to Williamsburg, Virginia. While in Williamsburg, Adam learned about Governor Alexander Spotswood's 1716 Expedition. After hearing about the wonderful fertile country beyond the mountains, Adam decided to see if for himself. He followed the same trail taken by Spotswood and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains at Swift Run Gap. He was so pleased with the look of the country, that he immediately returned home for his family and brought them back to the valley. He built a cabin near the present day Page-Rockingham County line, however, this site proved to be unhealthy so, several months later he erected another cabin a few miles further south. This site, known as Green Meadows, is located a short distance north of present day Elkton, Virginia.
...Controversy still exists as to who was the first permanent settler in the Shenandoah Valley. There are many records of explorations of the Valley, however, it is traditionally claimed for Adam Miller, that he was the first permanent white settler here. The date given to this first settlement is 1726. It is believed that Adam Miller descendants have his original land patent of 350 acres of land, made at Williamsburg, written on sheepskin and signed by Governor Gooch, June 20, 1749 and his naturalization paper with one of the two great seals still remaining dated March 13, 1741.
...Two of Adam Miller's daughters, Anna Barbara and Catherine married two brothers, Jacob and John Baer (Bear). Later in life, Adam Miller deeded Green Meadows to his son-in-law, Jacob, and his daughter, Anna. Adam was able to continue living on his farm until his death in 1783.
...Controversy still exists about where Adam is buried. Some say there are historical accounts that place him with his daughter, Anna Barbara, in Bear family Cemetery at Bear Lithia Springs. Others say he was buried in St. Peters Church Yard, a Lutheran Church that Adam helped form and the oldest in Rockingham County. Still others say that his remains were buried in a family cemetery, on a hilltop across from the Miller homestead, and were removed to Elk Run Cemetery during the 1930s and now lie in an unmarked grave across from the Cover Masuoleum.
...In early 2009, the Elkton Centennial Jubilee Committee, decided to fulfill the wishes of the Elkton Historical Society and erect this monument to memorialize Adam Miller traditionally recognized as the first permanent white settler in this part of the Shenandoah Valley. 
Mueller, Adam (I11726)

...Francis and Mary Jane (Shanberg) Shelley were natives of France, and members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Shelley attended school in Paris seven years. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Shelley were married in France and there in France were born seven children. Mary, Catherine, Mary Ann, Martha, Lovina, Henry and Victoria, Francis Jr., and Peter were born in this country. In 1840 the family came to Paulding county and entered 80 acres of land one mile north of Payne on north-east corner. They built their cabin where the home of Mr. Cox now stands. They lived there with their family until the death of Mr. Shelley, August 6, 1866.
...Mrs. Emma Bodey a grand-daughter remembers hearing them tell of the roof blowing off the cabin one night. The parents and daughters slept downstairs in the small cabin and the sons in the loft. This night a man way-farer was a guest and the boys and guest were compelled to descend quickly in abbreviated costumes. While the parents remained faithful to the Catholic faith, the children later joined the United Brethren church. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Shelley made her home with her son Henry Shelley who lived in the home at Lamb's corners and with her daughter Mrs. Quince. She died March 20, 1885, aged 94 years. Each of these sons were given on their marriage forty acres of land. Henry earned the forty acres across from the Hiram Underwood farm with the proceeds of night's coon hunting and sold it $75.00.
...Mary the eldest daughter of Francis and Mary Jane Shanberg became the wife of John McGill. They lived just south of the Lehman school house south of bridge. Had no children. Catherine born in France, Sept. 8 1842, became the wife of Francis Quince in Richland county on Feb. 14, 1842. Their children were Mary died in infancy, Solomon born Nov. 5, 1845, Mary Cecil Radenbaugh born Sept. 10, 1847, Francis A., Aug. 2, 1849, died Aug. 10, 1880, Laura born July 27, 1852, died Nov. 8, 1879, Catherine born 1856, died 1860. Mary Ann married Solomon Mott of Vernon Junction, Ohio. Friends here only know of one daughter, Julia. Mrs. Mott is now living at the age of 90 years.
...Martha chose for her husband, William Holmes and the family moved to Iowa, cannot ascertain names of children. Lovina married Maurice Keller and for many years lived on South Main street and built the house in which Miss Nellie Bradley lives. They had no children.
...Henry Shelley was born near Paris, France, Dec. 26, 1829. He was two years of age when his parents came to this country. Henry Shelley was married three times. his first wife was Miss Abagail Chaney the daughter of Charles Chaney of this county, one son Charles was born to them. The wife died and Mr. Shelley married Miss Mahala Mikel, a sister of Daniel Mikle. Their children were Abram, Louisa the wife of L. Leeth and three deceased. Mrs. Mahala Shelley died in 1866. In 1869, Julia Myton the daughter of Robert and Rhoda Homan Myton of German lineage became the third wife. Their children were Carrie who died in 1883, Emma born May 21, 1875 and wife of Isaac Body. Victoria born Sept. 5, 1877. Ada May born May 23, 1881 and wife of George Fugate, and Lucy born June 27, 1889.
...In 1864, Henry Shelley enlisted in Company H, One Hundred Sixty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served 100 days. He secured his honorable discharge. The family was highly-esteemed in the community. Mrs. Shelley died January 18, 1914. Mr. Shelley died March 8, 1904.
...Victoria, born in France, March 20, 1831, became the wife of Hiram Northrup, of this family we will write later....Francis Shelley and Lucinda Myton a sister of the third wife of Henry Shelley were married in Allen county, Indiana, May 10, 1857. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1837. She was born in Crawford county, Ohio, June 15, 1841. Their family are Mary J., born April 26, 1860, wife of Wm. Buerkle, Joseph F., born Dec. 28, 1865, Clarrissa A., born Aug. 30, 1869, wife of Fred White. Adalene was born Jan. 29, 1872, wife of Christ Peterson.
...Francis Shelley served three years in the 68th Ohio during the Rebellion and was discharged at Savannah, Georgia. The home farm was across the road west of the Fred Wahl farm. Late in life Mr. Shelley bought the South Main street property of his brother-in-law Maurice Kelley. A few years ago he sold this and they moved to near Cincinnati. Mr. and Mrs. Shelley are still living. They were prominently identified with the United Brethren church.
...Peter Shelley married Martha J. Payne in 1860. They had five sons and two daughters. We have no record of his death. Mrs. Shelley died June 23, 1917 at the age of 75 years at the home of her daughter Mrs. John H. Medsker of South Benton.
***(Source: "History of Payne and Vicinity". Written 1916 through 1918 by Florence N. Cartwright; Published in serial form, weekly, in "The Payne Reflector Newspaper, beginning November 1916, and continuing through August 1918, Part XLI, 6 Sept 1917 Pioneers. Shelley and Quince Families pg. 27) 
Shelley, Francis (I285)

...In 1719 and again in 1729, a religious group formed in Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708 by leader Alexander Mack, (eventually) called the "Church of the Brethren," emigrated to Pennsylvania to escape religious persecution. They formed their first congregation in Germantown in 1723, and quickly expanded west and south over the next several decades. Although there seems to be no direct connection between Hans Theobald Leatherman and the Brethren movement, several of his sons became prominent members and leaders of the Brethrens in America, founding several congregations over their lives. 
Leatherman, Johan Theobald (I5749)

...John Franklin 'Frank' Grant was born 15 march 1871 in Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio to Nathanial Calendar Grant and Ruth Acenich Keller. Frank married Josephine Leeth on 9 January 1897 in Logan county, Ohio. Josies parents were Eleven Elias Leeth and Elmina Bolen. She was born on 12 August 1875.
...Frank and Josie had four children. They are: William Nathanial, Rachel Crete Holycross, Esther Irene Moorman and Jacob Kenneth.
...William Nathanial was born 23 October 1897 in Champaign County, Woodstock, Ohio. The family residence was in Middleburg, Ohio. Bill married Laura Syrilla Conklin. They had ten children. They are: Margaret Viola, deceased 13 July 1919; Eva may Fuller; Ronald Harold, deceased 29 November 1922; Wilbur Gordon; LeRoy Albert; Leora Joan Gunderman; Bert Allen and Betty Alice Grove (twins); William Nathanial, Jr.; and Richard Arlen. The majority of these children and their children and grandchildren now live in or near Beaverton, in Central Michigan. William Nathanial died on 2 September 1963 and Laura passed away 17 August 1975. They are buried together in Beaverton City Cemetery, Beaverton, Gladwin, Michigan.
...Rachel Crete was born 14 February 1901 in Champaign County, Ohio. Rachel married Clifton Howard Holycross on 5 February 1917. They have one daughter, Laurabelle Morris. She now lives near Marysville, Ohio. Rachel passed away 26 June 1969 and Clifton died 5 December 1966. They are buried in Maplegrove Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Ohio.
...Esther Irene was born 14 February 1908 in Champaign County, Ohio. She married Oscar Moorman and they had three children. they are dona Isabelle Sloan. Dick Oscar and Dora Irene McQuate. These children live in or near the Ashland, Ohio area as do their children and families. Esther died at the young age of 37 on 29 December 1945 and Oscar died 6 October 1970. They are both buried in Ashland, Ohio.
...Jacob Kenneth was born 9 September 1915 in Gladwin County, Michigan. He married Marie R. Wagner on 29 May 1942. They have four children: Ivan Kenneth, Terry Eugene, Leta Marie Kroll, and Peggy Leath Govitz. Jake and Marie are alive and well and now reside in Beaverton, Michigan. They have had a jewelry store business in Beaverton for about 25 years. Three of their four children live in the Beaverton area in central Michigan.
...Frank and Josie moved from Woodstock, Ohio to Beaverton, Michigan in 1912. They had three children with them. Bill was 15, Rachel was 11 and Esther was just 4 years old. Jake was born three years later. Frank was a big man and good with an ax. He was out in the woods cutting down a tree when his ax slipped and caught him in the leg. Medicine and doctors were expensive and a luxury a growing family could many times do without. However, after being kicked in the bad leg while shoeing a horse gangrene set in Frank's leg. The injury was soon infected and Frank was taken to Saginaw General Hospital where he died on 29 January 1916, only four months after Jake was born.
...Josie stayed in Beaverton a while but in a few years she decided to go back to Ohio with Esther. Jake was seven or eight years old and he stayed with brother Bill and wife Laura. Josie met and married Isaac Newton Milligan. they had no children together. Josie passed away 1 August 1965 and is buried in Beaverton City Cemetery with frank in Beaverton, Gladwin, Michigan.
...Jacob graduated from Beaverton High School in 1935. The outside world beckoned and he left for Albion, Michigan to work at Union Steel Products Company. In August, 1937, he left for San Francisco, California. He was gone two months and returned. While attending a church function in 1940 he met Marie R. Wagner. On march 1941, Jake joined the United States Army. In early 1942, the doctors discovered Jake had tuberculosis. On his way from Fort Sam Houston, Texas to Sun Mount Veterans Hospital in New York, he stopped in Paradise, Ohio to marry Marie on 29 May 1942. She came to Paradise with Jake's nephew Wilbur. Marie came back to Lepeer, Michigan and Jake went on to the hospital. Jake left New York in august or September and they began their married life together. Ivan Kenneth was born 1 June 1943 at Saginaw, Michigan. The young family struggled with Jakes illness and difficulty breathing by traveling to the upper Peninsula in the summer months.
...Terry Eugene was born 15 August 1947 in Gladwin, Michigan. Les Leonard of Beaverton talked Jake into going to college to study watchmaking. He wanted to add jewelry and watches to his store. In early 1948 they went to Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan. Jake studied Horology for two years missing his own graduation because he had a job interview. Leta Marie Kroll was born 10 June 1951 in Marlette, Michigan. The young family were now living in Bay City for one year, then they moved back to Beaverton where they still reside today. Peggy Leath Govitz was born 21 February 1953, Michigan.
...Jake and Marie have a good jewelry business and are well-known and liked throughout Gladwin County in Michigan. Jake has always been handy with his hands and has taught his boys the same. They all enjoy deer hunting season and family camping.
...Jake and Marie are excellent grandparents and their home is always open to family for gatherings, a hot meal and a warm bed. Many relatives visit from Ohio and they journey back several times a year.
...On 29 May 1982 they celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House given by Ivan and wife Beverly Card and their children: Kenneth Blair, Kimberly Marie, Kelly Jo, and Ivans stepchildren: Patrick Card, Michael Card, Charles Card, and Polly Onalee Card. Terry and wife Judy Hoag and their children John Franklin and Teri jean. Leta Marie Kroll and husband William Herbert, Jr. their children are Mark William, Daniel Ivan and Lisa Marie. Leta is expecting their fourth child in November 1982. Peggy and her husband Terry Lewis Govitz and their only child Penny Jo. During the celebration given at the Dale Town Hall in Beaverton, Michigan, it was noted that Jake and Marie had had their first wedding reception at this same place 40 years earlier. (Source: The Logan County Genealogical Society, "Logan County, Ohio 1982", Defiance, Ohio: The Hubbard Company, 1983, pg. 254, 255) 
Grant, John Franklin (I714)

...Joseph P. Benham, merchant, Centerville. Joseph P. Benham, son of John and Albina Benham was born in Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio December 17, 1838. His father, born October 17, 1811, in Greene County, Ohio came with his parents to Montgomery County, Ohio, when about two years old. The larger part of his life was spent in Montgomery County. Died in Centerville April 28, 1862. Albina Benham, born October 17, 1815, in Pennsylvania, came with her parents to Greene County, Ohio, March, 1820; moved from Greene to Warren County, Ohio, March, 1825; then from Warren to Montgomery county, Ohio, in March, 1827. Married, March 9, 1837, to John Benham, Jr.; from this union were six children, three sons and three daughters, five of whom are now residents of Montgomery County, Ohio. The eldest child, Augustus, resides in Wabash, Ind.; is a merchant of that place. During the war of the rebellion, all three of the sons were in the army at one time, 1864. While they were in the tented field, the mother was at home in the agricultural field. That year, she raised five acres corn, one hundred bushels of Irish potatoes and nine bushels of sweet potatoes. Of the above farming, she hired out but one and one half days plowing in the crop; the balance of the work she did with the hoe. Of the potato crop, a neighbor farmer said he had out a much larger patch and only raised ten bushels.
...Joseph's principal occupation was farming up to the time he went into the army; was a member of the One Hundred and Thirty-first Regiment National Guards; served his entire time at Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md.; mustered out of service latter part of the summer of 1864; discharge papers signed by Edward Stanton, Secretary of War, December 15, 1864. Again engaged in farming until the fall of 1870; then taking a Western trip, spending the winter of 1870 and 1871 with a traveling One-Dollar Store in Illinois; also paid a visit to relatives in Missouri, and returned home in the spring of 1871. Joseph rented a suitable room up-town for the office, and added a small stock of groceries; made that his business, his actual capital being $32. Prosperity has attended him, and business increased until he is now the owner of the best business property in town, with several smaller pieces of less value. Since the death of his father, he has been looked upon as the head of the family, which at that time was mother and three sisters. Since then two sisters have married; family now mother, one sister, niece and himself. (Source: Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, Inc., 1973, a reproduction of, "History of Montgomery County, Ohio", (original published - Chicago, Illinois: W. H. Beers & County, 1882), Biographical Sketches, Washington Township, pg. 260) 
Benham, Joseph Price (I2488)

...Mentioned in the will of Nathan Kelly as daughter Sidney Van Meter and her husband James Van Meter.
...There is a marriage for Sidney Kelly and Cornelius Denehy in Shelby County.
...I certify that I have this day solemnized the marriage of Cornelius Denehy with Sidney Kelly Witness my hand this 5th day of August A.D. 1855. George Wenner JP. License Cornelius Denehy & Sidney Kelly Aug 4th 1855. vol 6. pg. 466. 
Kelly, Sidney M. (I4824)

...Owner and operated a waterpower sawmill and was the first large-scale commercial lumberman of Foxville and Deerfield. On October 28, 1802, he was commissioned an ensign in the Frederick county Militia. October 12, 1804, he was commissioned lieutenant. During the of 1812 he formed a company of men at the present Thurmont, MD., trained the men, and, as captain, led the company into action.
...Ignatius Brown served for many years as constable and magistrate for the forth district of Frederick county. Most of his cases were tried at what was then Hauver's tavern. He died of typhoid fever on March 12, 1830, at Foxville, Frederick County, MD. 
Brown, Ignatius (I5715)

...The 1840 Census, his marriage record (2nd) and his will have his name as Isaac Florea. In the 1850 census the name is Issac Flora.
...Apparently Isaac and his wife first lived with his parents, then moved to Clinton County, Ohio, near Macedonia shortly after his first marriage. He purchased land near Macedonia (see records in Clinton County Court House). There are many of his descendants in Clinton, Highland, and other nearby counties. Isaac and his second wife, Nancy Hayes had no children. 
Flora, Isaac (I987)

...They met at a social function at New Burlington Church in New Burlington, Ohio.

...Helen and Harry were united in marriage at the home of her parents on Home Ave. in Xenia. The Reverend Wallace W. Foust of the First Reformed Church officiated at the double ring service which was read before an improvised altar of palms and ferns in the living room of the Lackey home. The couple's attendants were the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Krug (Dorothy Lackey) of Englewood. Jeannette Hormell, small sister of the bridegroom. Dressed in a dainty frock of yellow crepe, she preceded the bride, scattering rose petals in her path. Bobby Lackey, brother of the bride, was ring bearer.
...The bride wore a gown of chiffon velvet, in a maroon shade. The dress was made over Princess lines, with puffed sleeves. She wore gold slippers and accessories. Her sister was attired in a gown of the same shade and her accessories were black. Following the service a wedding an informal reception was held for 35 guests and a two course wedding dinner served. The bride's table was decorated in a color scheme of yellow and green. A large wedding cake was used as a centerpiece, with yellow streamers leading from the cake to each corner. The brides going-away costume consisted of a dark blue triple sheer crepe dress and dark blue accessories. Her gloves were of white kid and were worn by her mother at her wedding thirty-two years ago. The young couple set up housekeeping at 113 West Monument Avenue, Dayton. 
Family F2648

1880 Census, Ohio, Vol. 40, E.D. 125, Sheet 32, Line 19, Logan County, Rushcreek twsp., has Josephine living with her grandfather, Alexander Bolen, age 2. After her mother died, Josephine was raised by her aunts and uncles. 
Leeth, Josephine (I47)

1st known white person to be born in the Shennandoah Valley of Virginia. 
Mueller, Elizabeth Catarina (I11728)

27 May 1808 Mentioned in the probate records of Peter Sellers as Adam Sellers five years and six months of age.

Adam Sellers appears in a list of Physicians in Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, taxed on their incomes in 1840.

Mr. Peter Sellers,

The following are some of my recollections of the Sellers' family. Three brothers emigrated from Germany some two centuries ago. One settled in Pennsylvania; one in Maryland, and the other in Virginia. They were German Lutherans. Our families are from the Virginia branch. My father, Peter Sellers, was the son of Adam Sellers. Your grandfather, Jacob Sellers, was the son of John Sellers, and they were cousins. They married sisters by the name of Runkel.

My father immigrated, with other families, soon after Wayne's treaty with the Indians, say 1798, by way of the Monongahela and Ohio rivers, from Brownsville, Penn. known as Red Stone. Their horses were brought through from that point along Indian trails. Their wagons and other effects were floated down in family boats, to Columbia, then known as Round Bottom, five miles above Cincinnati, then called Losantville. My father remained there one or two years and raised some grain. He was followed about two years after by your Grandfather Jacob Sellers, and made the first purchase of land from Sims in that valley. By examining the deed that has been transcribed by order of the Commissioners, from Hamilton County, records to Warren County, records, my father's deed is dated January 4, 1799. Their names in the deeds are written "Celler", in one or two places, "Sellers". I recollect when it was very uniformly spelled with a "Z".

About 70 years ago, 1817, my grandfather, then living on the Shenandos River, Rockingham County, Va. (where all of that branch of the family then lived) being a widower about 72 years of age, and having a desire to free his slaves, wrote to my brother, William Sellers, to come to Virginia and superintended the disposal of his property, and pilot them to this wilderness, as it was then considered by them. The trip was made in two four-horse wagons in about thirty days, camping out every night. They stopped one week at our house, one mile north of Lebanon.

At that time he purchased 206 acres of land of George Hamsbarger, where the old road crossed Clear Creek, on the west side of that road. The creek running from East to West through the center of it, and the road from Ridgeville to Springboro running along the north bank. The house was endwise north of the road. His only daughter, Christine Null, lived one or two miles below. He freed all his slaves, (Negroes) about 16 in number, I think, and purchased land for that in Darke County, Ohio. He had to give security under the then laws of Ohio, for their support. Some of them became distinguished for wealth and morals. One of the sons graduated in one of our colleges and became a preacher in the African Methodist Church. He called to see me some 25 years ago.

Grandfather Adam Sellers was born in 1742 and died in 1821, 79 years of age. I find a final record of the Administrators' Wm. Sellers and Christine Null, dated June 2, 1823, and amounting to between ten and eleven thousand dollars. I was absent at that time in Virginia with power of attorney from my mother and the heirs of your grandfather by his first wife, looking after their interests in Grandfather Runkels' estate.

This imperfectly written sketch is written in great haste, and is about the best I can do at the age of 85. You may find some items of interest to someone, in it. Yours truly, A. Seller [Source: Transcript of a letter dated "Lebanon, Ohio June 28, 1887", addressed to Mr. Peter Sellers and the original written by A. Sellers (Adam); the letter was copied and put in a letter written by P. Sellers (Peter Sellers 1896) and later copied by Fred A. Sellers in a letter dated January 5, 1960] 
Sellers, Dr. Adam (I8469)

2nd known white person to be born in the Shennandoa Valley of Virginia. 
Miller, Ana Barbara (I11725)

Last Will and Testament of Jacob Sellers
...I Jacob Sellers of Warren County, Ohio do make & publish this my last will & testament.
...Item 1st, It is my will, that after my death the farm in which I live be sold by my Executors to the best advantage, either at public or private sale, and upon such terms of credit as my said Executors shall think advisable, and the proceeds of the sale thereof be equality divided among my following children and heirs to wit: George Sellers, the children of Nancy Gallaher, Lucinda Miller, Rebecca Long, Mary Miller, Sarah Sheets and Jacob M. Sellers. That is to son George Sellers and his heirs to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; the children of Nancy Gallaher and their heirs to receive one equal share equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; Lucinda Miller to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; Rebecca Long and her heirs to receive one equal seventh part of the sale of said farm; Mary Miller to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; Sarah Sheets to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm and Jacob M. Sellers to receive the one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm. The portion of the heirs of Nancy Gallaher to remain in the hands of my Executors to be paid out to them as they respectively become of age.
...Item 2nd, it is my will that out of my personal estate all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid, and the residue be divided among my children as follows to wit: My son Jacob M. Sellers to receive One Hundred Dollars for extra services by him performed after he becomes of age; Abraham Miller to receive One Hundred Dollars for services received; and after the said Two Hundred Dollars and my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, my son John Sellers to receive one ninth part of my said personal estate; my son George Sellers to receive on ninth part of my personal estate; the children of Nancy Gallaher to receive on ninth part of the same upon the same terms and in the same way that they are to receive their portion of my real estate; my daughter Lucinda Miller to receive one ninth part of the same; my son Wm. Sellers to receive one ninth part of the same; my daughter Rebecca Long to receive one ninth part of the same; my daughter Mary Miller to receive one ninth part of the same; my daughter Sarah Sheets to receive one ninth part of the same; and my son Jacob M. Sellers to receive one ninth part of the same.
...Item Third, I hereby release and discharge my sons John & William Sellers all claims for advancements by me to them made with in money or the purchase of land for them or either of the said advancements being considered equal in a full share of my real estate, and will make them equal with the rest of my children and heirs.
...Item 4th, I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons William Sellers and Jacob M. Sellers, Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and appointing them to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as they may deem proper the debts & claims due me.
...I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this 12th day of May 1852.
Jacob Sellers [Seal]
...Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Jacob Sellers as his last Will & Testament in our presence & signed by us In his presence.
Leonard Peckenpaugh
Benj. Blackburn
Sellers, Jacob (I9558)

Last Will and Testament of William Runkle Sellers
...Know all whom it may concern that I William R. Sellers of the County and State of Ohio being advanced in life, and feble in body but still possessing a sound mind make this as my last will and testament.
...1st After paying funeral expenses & all other just debts I bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Sellers fourteen chairs, two tables, all the bed & bedding, all the carpets, all the cupboardware, two stoves, one bureau, one sofa, two mirrors & one buggy & harness of my chattle property to be over and above what the law will allow her, the above named articles to be selected by her. In addition to the above I will that she have a lawful share of the remaining chattle property and one years support.
...2nd I will that my Daughter Amanda J. Russell have twenty two acres of land, off of the South side of the farm that I now live on, the line to run parallel with the south line of said farm, through the whole length. The above land is to be for her sole use and benefit during her natural life, free from any control of her husband J. M. Russell, and at her death it is to be for the sole use and benefit of her heirs. Also the small frame house and lot where they now reside, subject to the same restrictions except that if she elects to sell it at any time she shall be free to do so. Also notes and receipts for money furnished her husband by way of advancement at various times, as per notes and receipts herewith filed, amounting to seven hundred and four dollars and forty-six cents ($704.46). In consideration of all the foregoing I charge them three thousand dollars ($3,000) Provided also that if my wife should die before I do, she is to share equal with the other heirs in what I have willed to my wife.
...3rd I will that the remainder of my real and personal property be sold on such terms as my Executors may think best, and equally divided between Ferdinand Sellers, Robert Sellers, Wm. W. Sellers, Mary A. McDonald, late Mary A. Sellers, Nancy M. Bernit, late Nancy M. Sellers, subject to the following restrictions. Viz: My wife is to have five hundred dollars out of the first money that may be realsed from the sale of the real and personal property, and two items and dollars of the last payment on the farm, when sold is to remain on interest for her sole use and benefit, and if she shall find that the forgoing provisions is not sufficient to give her a liberal support she shall have the privilege of using any part of the last provision of two thousand? and dollars.
...In the above distribution of my estate Ferdinand Sellers is to be charged without interest, with fourteen hundred and twenty six dollars ($1,426.00) already advanced, as will more fully appear by reference to receipts & notes herewith filed. Robert Sellers is to be charged with two hundred & sixty two dollars, without interest as per receipts filed __. Wm. Wesley Sellers is to be charged with two hundred and twenty dollars, and Mary McDonald with one hundred dollars – all without interest as in case of the others.
...If in the final settlement of my estate, there shall be a surplus over three thousand dollars to each of the last named for heirs, including what has already been advanced to each of them as herein charge in that event my Daughter Amanda J. Russel is to share equal with the other heirs in the distribution of said surplus.
...For the faithful execution of the foregoing, as my last will and testament, I hereby appoint Ferdinand Sellers and Robert Sellers as my executors and removing all former wills or instruments of writing. I hereby affix my hand and seal this 5th day of July 1869.
Wm. Sellers (Seal)
Signed and Sealed in
Presence of A. Sellers
H. W. Donley 
Sellers, William Runkle (I7308)

...MRS. SARAH BACHTELL FOX, aged 79 years, widow of James B. Fox, of Mount Zion, near Highfield, Md., died in the Frederick County Emergency Hospital, Monday night at 8 o'clock. Her husband died in the same hospital January 16. Both were admitted at the same time.
...Surviving are two daughters and a son, Mrs. J. C. Thompson, Edgemont, Mrs. R. E. Beam, Waynesboro, and Arthur Bachtell, Edgemont. A brother, Samuel Sutter, Illinois, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
...The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from the M. L. Creager Funeral Home, Thurmont, with services in the Lutheran Church at Edgemont at 1:30 o'clock in charge of Elder L. J. Flohr. Interment will be made in Stouffer's cemetery, near Greensburg. [The Record Herald Newspaper - Waynesboro, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania - Wednesday, February 9, 1938] 
Suter, Sarah Elizabeth (I5932)

I, Amos Clark of Gallia County, Ohio being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, that is to say: First - I will and direct that all just debts existing against me at the time of my decease may be settled. Second - I give and bequeath to my wife Sallie V. Clark, all my household goods of every nature and character absolutely. And I also give, bequeath and devise to my said wife Sallie V. Clark the one third (1/3) part of all my property both personal and real of every nature and character wheresoever situate absolutely and in fee simple. Third - I give, bequeath and devise all my property not heretofore disposed of, both personal and real, of every nature and character wheresoever situate to my three children, Mamie L. Ewing, James S. Clark and Ada F. Lackey, to each, the full on third (1/3) part thereof absolutely and in fee simple. Fourth - I hereby will and direct that the several devisees and bequests, devised and bequeathed in this my last will be charged and subject to the following provisions to wit: If at the time of my decease, any one or all of said legatees or devisees named therein, be indebted to me for money to them loaned, or by me paid for them as surety, or after my decease any one or all of them become indebted to my estate on account of monies paid out of my estate by reason of any being surety for any one or all of them, or by reason of the failure on the part of either of them to pay his note or obligation, of which I may be a co-maker with either of them, and for the payment of which I am responsible only as surety, then and in such event, the share and portion of my estate bequeathed and devised to such legatee or devisee by this will shall be charged with such indebtedness to my estate from said legatee or devisee and the same shall become a lien on the share and portion of my estate so bequeathed and devised to such legatee or devisee - And unless such legatee or devisee pay off said indebtedness and save my estate harmless therefrom then his or her share and portion under this will shall be sold by my executors to pay such indebtedness, my executors paying any surplus after paying such indebtedness to said legatee on devisee. I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. I hereby nominate and appoint Jasper C. Ingels and my son, James S. Clark sole executors of this my last will and testament to serve without being required to give bond for the performance of their duties hereunder. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Gallipolis, Ohio this 20th day of September A.D. 1911
Amos Clark
Signed by the said Amos Clark who at the same time published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Robert M. Switzer, Gallipolis, O.
Alvin O. Dickey, Gallipolis, O. 
Clark, Amos (I6814)

Last Will and Testament of John Benham
...In the name of the Benevolent Father of All:
I, John Benham Senior, of the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio do make and publish this my last will & testament.
...Item 1st - I give and devise to my beloved wife Abigail Benham , in lieu of her dower, the farm on which we now reside, situate in Washington Township Montgomery County, Ohio, containing about fifty acres, during her natural lifetime.
...Also, all the good and chattles belonging to me at the time of my decease, she however selling so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay just debts.
...Item 2nd - I will and devise my grandchildren, being the children of Sarah Hatfield, deceased; Richard Benham, deceased; John Benham, deceased, ten dollars each, to be paid to them by my Executors after the decease of my said wife.
...Item 3rd - After the decease of my said wife, I direct that my said farm be sold by my Executors hereinafter named and the proceeds thereof, together with the proceeds of chattle property that may be unconsumed by my said wife be equally divided amongst my children as follows: Mary Silver, Aaron Benham, Ivens Benham, Samuel Benham, Charlotte Blair, Lydia Meterd, Tildia June Surface, William P. Benham, and Levi Benham, provided any of the above named children should decease before they should receive their shares, then I direct that their share be divided between those that may be living, and that their children be paid ten dollars each as the grandchildren before mentioned.
...I do hereby nominate and appoint David Thatcher and Sydney D. Maxwell, Executors of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing them to sell, and deeds to make and to purchasers for the Real Estate before mention in such manner either private of public sale at any time after the decease of my said wife. I further authorize and impower them to adjust and settle all business of any nature whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of June A.D. 1862.
John Benham (seal)
...Signed sealed and acknowledged by said John Benham as his last will and testament, in our presence, and signed by us at his request in his presence.
W. G. Ewing, Jr.
S. L. Clutch 
Benham, John (I562)

...Anna was a very good cook. The grandchildren looked forward to a visit on the farm and grandmas home cooked meals. She made her own cottage cheese and butter, and fried fresh chicken in the butter. The Hormells produced and sold maple syrup. Maple syrup was the sweetener of choice in their home; even on hand cranked ice cream.
...When grandma Hormell visited us she would sit in front of our aquarium and watch the fish for hours; she thought they were fascinating. She was small in stature and quiet. 
Bogan, Anna May (I6705)

...Clifford Hormell, a soft spoken farmer, was born January 21, 1874 in Oakland, Ohio. He married Anna May Bogan on January 10, 1906. To this union were born three sons and three daughters. The old farmhouse had gas lights, a crank telephone and a tin roof with no insulation. During the hot summer months a summer porch provided a welcome relief for the young boys while sleeping; it was cooler than the upstairs bedroom. The Caesar's Creek valley was impounded in 1978 by the Army Corps of Engineers to assist with flood control in the Little Miami River watershed. The Hormell farm was in the path of the newly formed lake.
Hormell, Clifford (I6704)

...Harry married his third cousin Helen Lackey. Harry's great-grandfather, Milton John Hormell was a brother of Helen's great-grandmother, Rebecca Hormell Sellers. Dr. Milton John Hormell delivered Helen's Father, Dr. Burt Lackey.
...In his younger days, Harry did woodworking and finished several items that remain in the family today. One item was a large dry sink, others were a corner cabinet, a bookcase and several magazine racks. He collected stamps, liked to play cards, work in his rose garden and tell jokes. On occasion he was seen doing jigsaw puzzles. He was a member of Toastmasters International and a former member of the Lions Club.
...After retirement, Helen and Harry traveled to Australia for an extended vacation, to visit their daughter Joyce, who was living there at the time. In later years, Florida became their winter home where they enjoyed the company of friends, many also from Ohio. They joined in the dancing, exercising, card games, bingo, walks on the beach, bike riding and visiting local restaurants, where Harry liked to sample all good things. He was fond of pork chops and corn fritters.
...Harry's birth certificate lists his name as Harry Hormell, with no middle name. The middle name, William, was added at a later date but the records were never changed (letter in file explaining the circumstances).

Hormell, Harry William (I6700)

For several years Helen ran a pre-school kindergarten from her home in Englewood, Ohio. She kept the children busy with games, songs and creative activities; interlaced with outdoor playtime and "show and tell". She laughed (and sometimes blushed) at the stories the children would tell and enjoyed teaching them new things. She liked to play cards--especially bridge. Helen and Harry belonged to a card club and often entertained their friends with small dinner parties before the games began. She liked to read novels, dabbled in ceramics for a while, and tried a few other crafts--including flower arrangement. Roses and daisies were her favorite flowers. Harry grew roses and she admired them; always having a vase full of buds in the house when they were in bloom. Helen came from a family with roots deep in religion and she carried on the tradition, being a longtime member of Concord United Methodist Church. Helen was a member of Eastern Star and Alpha Rho Tau (an art sorority).

Lackey, Helen Louise (I6701)

...Dad was very friendly, and even though he was rather quiet he liked to talk to people. You could always find him chatting with someone in his soft spoken way. He worked for his father as a carpenter for awhile, served in the United States Army Air Force during WWII and later worked for Sheffield Tool and Die until they were bought out by Bendix Corporation. After twenty some years at Bendix they had a big layoff and Dad eventually became a Real Estate Agent... did I say he liked to talk? He was a natural at sales.
...He was interested in antiques, collected and sold a few over the years; always enjoyed flowers... especially peonies and roses... and then there was hunting and fishing and watching football on TV. Dad also liked woodworking and enjoyed making shelves, quilt racks and other small items out of oak.
...When I was about five dad taught me how to care for and use a gun, including the safety rules. He took me hunting where he taught me to skin a rabbit or clean a pheasant, etc. We went fishing and he taught me how gather worms or catch crawdads for bait; bait my hook and clean my catch, even skin a catfish. If you caught it, or shot it, you had to clean it. I enjoyed being in the country, traipsing through the woods or across the cornfields with dad and grandpa. It was good fun.
...Dad was very interested in genealogy after I took it up as a hobby and shared what he knew about the family. We roamed through a couple of cemeteries together, visited the courthouse and library and tried to piece this puzzle together.

Thearen Quentin Beck was born in Anna, a small town in Shelby County, Ohio. Anna, first surveyed in 1867, was a station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway. Anna Station, as it was known, lies in Dinsmore and Franklin townships. 
Beck, Thearen Quentin (I253)

...Mom always had a needle nearby, whether it was a sewing needle, crochet hook or knitting needles. She made quilts, afghans, sweaters, tablecloths, pillowcases, baby clothes, dolls, toys and ornaments. She taught me to sew, embroidery and tried to teach me how to crochet. Eventually mom gave up when I kept wanting to switch hands in the middle, so I went on to learn from a book and we shared patterns. I also learned you just can't switch from left handed to right handed in the middle of a project.
...We used to go to the orchards and pick cherries, apples or strawberries for canning and preserving. Mom made the best homemade apple butter and applesauce. With her help I learned to make jelly, can fruits and vegetables, clean and cut up chickens for the freezer, and cook. Spring time was always a busy time around our home.
...While I was growing up, mom would have the record player or radio tuned to country music while sweeping or dusting or spring cleaning. When records gave way to CD's and a portable player she plugged in her earphones and still enjoyed country music. 
Leeth, Charlotte Louise (I2)

...Barent Van Rotmers (Röttmer) was born in 1591 or 1595 in Osterbruch, Hannover, Preußen, Germany or Otterndorf (about five miles from Altenbruch, also in Hannover). He married Gysje Geesje BARENTSDOTTER in 1611 in Osterbruch, Hannover. Barent died in Europe before 1632 and did not emigrate. 
Van Röttmer, Barent (I11246)

...Gysje (Gissel or Geesie) Geesje Barentsdotter was born in 1591 in Osterbruch, Germany. She was known as Barents and Barentsdr. (Barentsdotter) meaning “daughter of a man named Barent”. At the time Gissel was living on the Schaepensteegje or Sheep Alley in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Geesie’s husband Barent Rottmer is never listed, so it is assumed he died before 1632. After Barent died, she married Pieter Jacobse Van Rynsburgh. They emigrated on the Den Waterhondt which sailed from the Texel on 15 June 1640 and had arrived in New Amsterdam by 25 Oct 1640.
...Pieter Jacobsz Van Rynsburgh was the gunner at Fort Orange. He filed a joint will with Gysje in June 1642 in New Amsterdam. On 12 Apr 1658 Pieter made the first of three payments to the deacons for an adult pall at Fort Orange, so it is likely that Geesjie had died that previous winter or in the spring. Pieter went on to marry Elisabeth d’Honneur.
...Gissel or Geesie Barentsdr. [Barentsdochter] assisted her daughter Annatie Barents Van Rottmer at the signing of banns on 27 March 1632 for her marriage to Albert Andriessen. Annetie was 24 years old. When Annatie’s brother Barent Barents signed his banns at the age of 22, on 21 Apr. 1632 he too was assisted by his mother. At the time Gissel was living on the Schaepensteegje or Sheep Alley in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Geesie’s husband Barent Rottmer is never listed, so it is assumed he died before 1632.
...The passenger list of Den Waterhondt, which sailed from The Texel in June or July 1640 for New Netherland, lists Gijsje Berents, wife of Pieter Jacobsz. Gijsje was charged with board on den Waterhondt in 1640 and credited with 28 days work done by her husband at the home of Arent van Curler. Pieter Jacobsz may have been the “constapel” of Fort Orange, who on 15 April 1652 by order of Johannes Dyckman, tore van Slichtenhorst’s proclamation from the house of Gijsbert Cornelisz, tavern keeper.

1662 . . . Baptismal record transcription from church records by Hoes 81 – March 13. Cornelia, daughter of Eva Bratt and Roleof Swartwout, had as her baptismal sponsors Cornelis Slecht, Jannetje Pels, Willemje Jacobs, and Geesje Barents. Geesje Barents was the child’s maternal great grandmother.

1667 . . . Baptismal sponsor as noted. Child: Cornelia. Reference ID: 81. Bapt. Date: 13 Mar 1667. Parents: Roeloff Swartwout and Eva Swartwout. Sponsors: Cornelis Slecht; Jannetje Pels; Willempje Jacobs; Thomes Loodewycksen and Geesje Barents . Source: Kingston Baptismal Register. 
Barentsdotte, Gysje Geesje (I11247)

.....Nathaniel C. HORMELL, aged 78 years, lifelong resident of California (Pa) and one of the founders of the Phillipsburg First Christian Church, died at his home in Third Street, California, at 1:15 a. m. yesterday, Sunday April 6, 1941. He had been in ill health for five months.
.....Mr. Hormell was born in California on October 15, 1863 and was one of ten children of Jacob Hormell and Minerva LILY Hormell. He spent his boyhood on a farm and later worked for the Lilly Coal Company, and after that was a stationary engineer for sixteen years at California State teachers College. He has been retired for the past seven years.
.....Surviving the deceased are three sons, Bert, William and Roy, all of California; one daughter, Mrs Ruth HUTSON and one stepdaughter Mrs, Albert WESSELL of California; two brothers William of Coal Center and Ellis, of Washington, Pa., and one sister Mrs. Mary MOFFITT, of Charleroi, who recently observed her 91st birthday anniversary.
.....He assisted in organizing the Phillipsburgh Christian Church and since its inception was a devoted member. [Source: Email dated November 29, 2001 from: Phyllis Tolleson] 
Hormell, Nathaniel C. (I7035)

...A. Clark Lackey, 81, of San Diego, Calif., died there this week. He was born in Ohio Dec. 10, 1903, the son of Burt and Anna Clark Lackey, former Xenia residents.
...He was a former Vice president of North Carolina Granite Corp.
...Surviving are his widow, Leota, a son, Richard C. Lackey of Atlanta, Ga., a daughter, Nora L. Baxter of Del Mar, Calif., four grandchildren; two sisters, a half-brother and a half-sister.
...Services and burial were held Thursday in San Diego. [Source: Copy of original newspaper clipping from the obituary card index at the Montgomery County Library, Dayton, Ohio; card dated January 4, 1985, name of newspaper and date published unknown] 
Lackey, Amos Clark (I6797)

...Desa Irene "Dessie" Buerkle, 96, formerly of Ottawa, Payne, and Findlay, died at 10:50 p.m., Monday, October 20, 1997, in St. Francis Home, where she had resided since 1990.
...She was born in Payne, OH, September 22, 1901, the daughter of William and Mary Jane (Shelley) Buerkle. She had never married.
...Several nieces and nephews survived.
...The last of 15 children, she retired in 1983, as a self-employed music teacher, after more than 25 years of teaching piano and guitar lessons in Ottawa and Tiffin. Prior to teaching music, Miss Buerkle had been an art teacher in Chicago, IL, and during the early 1920's, she was employed as a registered nurse for 6 years.
...She received a degree in liberal arts from St. Francis College, Joliet, IL, in 1938; received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the Chicago Art Institute in 1945 and later studied music at Heidelberg College.
...The author of two books, "Miniatures," was published in 1984 by the Hubbard Publishing Co. of Defiance. The subject matter of this book was taken from her experiences as a music teacher. Her second book, "Seventeen Story Birch" was published in 1986 by Haefling Publishing Co. of Tiffin. This book was about her family history and background.
...She also was the author of many poems and received numerous Golden and Silver Poet awards for her poetry from World of Poetry, Inc., Sacramento, CA. She wrote the "Book of Poems" and it was published in 1991 by Dell Printing Co. of Tiffin and "Once Upon a Farm" in 1996 by Hubbard Printing Co.
...Miss Buerkle was a former member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Findlay, and a member of the Ohio Teacher's Association, National Guild of Piano Teachers, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
...A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 23, 1997, in St. Francis Home Chapel with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in St. Francis Convent Cemetery.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home of Findlay. 
Buerkle, Desa Irene (I5203)

...DOROTHY OLIVE MAXWELL, age 97, of Kendallville, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
...Mrs. Maxwell was born in Perry Township, Allen County, Indiana on February 13, 1912 to the late Frank Charles and Carrie (Vachon) Roy.
...She married Laurence Edward Maxwell on January 26, 1933 at the Precious Blood Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. He preceded her death January 21, 1993.
...Early in life, Dorothy worked at Wayne Candies in Fort Wayne for about 15 years. After she was married, she was a farm wife and homemaker.
...Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville where she belonged to the Rosary Sodality.
...She also was active in the 2nd Time Around Club at the Youth Center in Kendallville where she enjoyed getting together with her friends and playing cards. She loved to square dance and she never missed her favorite show, The Lawrence Welk Show.
...Dorothy loved spending time with her grandchildren and going out for pizza on Saturday nights after church.

Survivors include:
Son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Lois Maxwell of Kendallville.
Daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Eugene Slone of Warsaw.
Eight grandchildren: Sean Maxwell of Kendallville; Carrie and Hans Huelsenbeck of Kendallville; Michael and Val Slone of Warsaw; Jay Slone of Warsaw; Christine and Skip Rash of Kendallville; Joel Maxwell of Fort Wayne; Dan and Karen Maxwell of Kendallville; and Matt and Debbie Maxwell of Fort Wayne.
Great grandchildren: Ava Maxwell of Kendallville; Kyla Slone, Kennedy and Austin Slone of Warsaw; Jennifer Davis of Fort Wayne, Alex Maxwell of Kendallville, Nicholas Maxwell of Fort Wayne, Madison and Jarod Maxwell of Fort Wayne.
Step great grandchildren: Michaelle Chadwell of Indianapolis; Brian Rash of Indianapolis; and Michael Tagtmeyer of Fort Wayne.
Great-great grandchild, William Davis.
Step great-great grandchildren: Elizabeth Chadwell and Addison Tagtmeyer.

...She was also preceded in death by her son, Edward Gene Maxwell, in 2002, and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Elaine Maxwell in 2009. Also her brothers, Wayne Roy and Francis Roy, and her sisters, Jeanette Johnson and Jessie Hobbs.
...Visitation will be Friday, June 5, 2009, from 2:00-8:00pm with a rosary service at 5:00pm at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
...Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 10:00am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. Casketbearers will be her six grandsons.
...Preferred Memorials may be made to Provena Sacred Heart Home, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, or to masses.
...View a video tribute by Friday or send condolences to the family at
...Assisting the family with arrangements is Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 5, 2009 
Roy, Dorothy Olive (I11562)

...Gail B. Leeth, 94, formerly of LaRue, died Sunday September 17, 1995 at Marion General Hospital.
...Born Jan. 30, 1901, in Waynesfield, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Van Schoyck) Newland.
...On Jan. 20, 1923, she married Hoyt C. Leeth. He died June 21. 1979.
A homemaker, she was a member of the LaRue United Methodist Church and the LaRue Senior Citizens.
...She is survived by two sons. Hoyt Leeth Jr., Marseilles, Charles Leeth, Marion; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Hoover, LaRue; eight grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
The funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stofcheck Funeral Home with the Revs. James Mason and Joanne Powers officiating.
...Burial is in LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
...Memorial contributions may be made to LaRue United Methodist Church. 
Newland, Gayle Beatrice (I5524)

...Gerald Lee Maxwell, 88, of Union Township, Whitley County, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted a week ago.
...He was born August 16, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Indiana a son of Franklin and Ethel (Leath) Maxwell. His formative years were spent in Auburn. He graduated from Auburn High School.
...Prior to WWII he worked for the Coca-Cola warehouse in Fort Wayne and the Kroger warehouse. On June 17, 1944 he entered the U.S. Army. He served on a B17 Flying Fortress as a ball turret gunner. His group was supplanted by the B29 Super Fortress that eventually ended the war against Japan with the dropping of the atomic bomb. He was honorably discharged April 4, 1946.
...On May 21, 1946 he was united in marriage to Ruth A. Igney. They have always made their home in Union Township. Mrs. Maxwell died December 10, 2009.
...He worked for over 30 years as an Electronic Technician for ITT, Fort Wayne. He was a member of the International Union of Electrical Radio and Machine Workers.
...A 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge 189, he was a past Worshipful Master, a Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, an Associate Guardian of Job's Daughters and 10 year Girl Scout Leader. He provided maintenance services for the area Girl Scout camp during the summer.
...He was a 60 year member of the Coesse United Methodist Church. He served as a Lay Leader and the Sunday School Superintendant.
...He enjoyed traveling and was a member of the Carriage Travel Club. They traveled extensively throughout the United States. An accomplished carpenter, he enjoyed woodworking building furniture and crafts.
...He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Maxwell of Columbia City.
...A Masonic service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with Rev. Robert Priest and Kevin Ousley conducting the funeral service immediately following. Burial will be in the Union Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the service Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Maxwell, Gerald Lee (I3029)

...Gladys A. Leeth, 62, Bluffton, sister of a Decatur man, died of heart problems at 12:25 a.m. today at Wells Community Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on September 5, 1927 to Harvey Mankey and Emma Roth. She worked at Arby's in Bluffton and was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
...She married Lafie L. Leeth in 1950; he survives. Also surviving are a brother, Dale Mankey of rural Decatur; two sons; six daughters; and nine grandchildren.
...Services are Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel and one hour before services at the church Thursday. Memorials are to the Women's Guild of the church.
(Decatur Daily Democrat, Adams County, IN; December 19, 1989) 
Mankey, Gladys Annabelle (I188)

...ISAAC NEWTON MILLIGAN, 72, of 415 West 10th Street, Ashland, a former Ontario resident, died Sunday at his home following an illness of several months.
...Mr. Milligan, who was born in Monroe Township, September 8, 1865, made his home in Ontario a number of years, moved to Ashland two years ago.
...He is survived by his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Heston of Lexington and Mrs. Nora Shrader of Ontario; five sons, Harvey and Nathaniel of near Mansfield, Bryon of Galion, Frederick of Mansfield and Ivan of Lucas; three brothers; Willard of Lucas, Howard of Perrysville and Bert of Ontario; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Krabill of Mansfield and Mrs. Andrew Shafer of Alta, 40 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
...Mr. Milligan was a member of the Ontario Community Church.
...The body was removed to the Finefrock Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in charge of Rev R.A. Hall of Ontario Community Church. Burial will be in the Ontario Cemetery.
(Mansfield News Journal: 14 February 1938, p. 1) 
Milligan, Isaac Newton (I229)

...James E. Leeth, 80 year old retired Pike Co. farmer of Lucasville Rt. 1, died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Pike County Hospital after an illness of three months.
...Born in Pike County on April 11, 1883 at Idaho, he was a son of Samuel & Oranetta (Reeves) Leeth.
...His wife, the former Bessie Waldren, died in May 1963. He was also preceded in death by one brother & four sisters.
...Surviving are two sons, Fred Leeth of South Charleston, O., and Benjamin Leeth of Springfield and four grandchildren.
...Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Botkin Funeral Home and burial followed in Gardner Cemetery near Morgantown.
The Waverly Watchman, 30 Thurs. 30 Jan. 1964 
Leeth, James E. (I2504)

...Leeth--My days are like a shadow that declineth: He weakened my strength. He shortened by my days: but Thou O Lord shall endure forever, for Thou are the same, and Thy years shall have no end. But like the shadow has been the passing away of our loved one.
...Dennis Leeth, son of Leslie and Rebecca Parker Leeth, who was born at Morgantown, Ohio, September 20, 1905, departed this life October 6, 1945, at the age of 40 years and 16 days.
...In 1928 he was united in marriage to Ona Crabtree. Three daughters were born to this union. one dying in infancy. In 1934 he was again united in marriage to Harriett Smith, to which union 5 children were born.
...He leaves the loving wife, 4 daughters, Geraldine, Marvine, Flora May, and Sheila, 3 sons, Leslie, Charles David and Adrian; 2 borthers, Kenneth of Spargursville route 1; Carl of Bainbridge route 2; 2 sisters, Mrs. Daisy Grooms, Bainbridge route 2; Mrs. Jeanne Walls, Spargursville route 1; one half-sister, Flossie Leeth, Spargursville route 1; and step-mother, Mrs. Carrie Leeth, Bainbridge route.
...He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a loyal friend and neighbor. No task was too hard to do for his loved ones, all his time and efforts were for the happiness and comfort of his dear ones.

A wonderful stream is the River Time
As it runs through the vale of tears,
With a faultless rythym, a musical rhyme
And a broader sweep and a surge sublime,
As it blends with the ocean of years.

There's a magical isle up the River Time,
Where the softest of songs are plaing;
There's a cloudless sky, and a tropical clime
And a tune as sweet as a vesper chime
And the Junes with the roses are straying.

There are hands that are waved at this beautiful shore:
When the mist has lifted in air
And we sometimes hear through the restless roar
Sweet voices heard in the days gone before,
When the wind down the river was fair.

And remembered for always is this blessed isle,
All the days of our life till its night
And when our evening glows with its beautiful smile,
And our eyes are closing in last slumber
While that wonderful isle comes in sight.
(Source: Garnet A. Wilson Public Library, Waverly, Pike County, Ohio) 
Leeth, Dennis (I1508)

...Marguerite, 89, of Clare, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 9, 2010 at the Royalton Manor in Benton Harbor. Marguerite was born at her parents' farm home in Sheridan Township, Clare County; the daughter of Andrew and Mabel Leeth.
...She married Walter H. Kleiner December 22, 1940. In early childhood, her family moved to Lyons, Colorado for five years, where she grew to love the mountains and the beauty of God's handiwork. Her family then moved back to the Eagle Church Community, where she lived and served most of her life. In later life, she lived four years in Poquoson, Virginia and another six years in Benton Harbor, where she was tenderly cared for by her daughter, son-in-law, and family.
...Marguerite led an active life of church and community service. She was a lifelong member and tireless volunteer at Eagle Church of God, charter supporter of Eagle Village for troubled youth, dedicated church camp volunteer, member of the Clare Book Club, enthusiastic 4-H supported, Cub Scout den mother, and a perennial Voter Election Services worker.
...Marguerite pursued a life-long love of learning. She enjoyed reading, music, and travel. She was an avid gardener, dedicated homemaker, and gifted seamstress and quilter. Marguerite was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her family and friends. She was loved and valued in return and will be sadly missed. Most of all, Marguerite lived her life for the Glory of God and in service to her neighborhood and community.
...She is survived by her four children, Diana (Albert) Liedtke of Benton Harbor, Loretta Hoffer of Indianapolis, Indiana, Michael Kleiner of Poquoson, Virginia and Valerie Larson of Saginaw; seven grandchildren and ten great-grand children; three sister-in-laws, Eila Leeth of Farwell, Marjorie Jane Phillips of Opelika, Alabama and Virginia Kleiner of Findlay, Ohio. She was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews of several generations.
...Marguerite was predeceased by her parents, her husband of fifty-four years, her sisters Edna Hutchinson and Emma Carncross, and brother Forrest Leeth.
...Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 13, at Eagle Church of God in Clare, officiated by Rev. Lonnie Severance and Rev. Jereme Bear.
...Arrangements by Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. 
Leeth, Marguerite Elnora (I220)

...Mrs. Amanda Lee Walls - Funeral Services for Mrs Amanda Lee Walls, 88, of Route 4 Sallisaw, were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 6 in the Wheeler Chapel with Rev. Leland Davis, pastor of the Baptist Temple of Sallisaw officiating. Burial was in the Gans Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.
...She was born June 13, 1871 in Arkansas and passed away Thursday Feb 4, in a Sallisaw hospital.
...Survivors include three sons, Floyd Walls of Checotah, Perry Walls and Leonard Walls both of Sallisaw; two daughters, Mrs Lula Powell fo El Centro, Calif., and Mrs. Linnie McCombs of Lamont, Calif.; 39 grandchildren, 50
great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. (Sequoyah County Times, Sallisaw, OK Feb 12, 1960) 
Gibson, Amanda Lee (I430)

...Mrs. Jessella B. Lackey, 92 of Christian Missionary Home, Carlisle, Pa, died at the home Tuesday morning. A native of Kingman, Kan., she was born Feb. 27, 1887, the daughter of John W. and Ellen (Thorpe) Beebe. She resided in Carlisle, Pa. the past 17 years and formerly resided in Xenia.
...Her husband, Dr. B. L. Lackey, who died in 1960, practiced dentistry in Xenia for many years. She was a member of the First Reformed Church of Xenia.
...Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Pipher of Xenia, Mrs. Dorothy Krug of Pleasant Hill and Mrs. Helen Hormell of Dayton; two sons, A. Clark Lackey of San Diego, Calif. and Robert E. Lackey of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
...A sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
...Services will be conducted at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., by the Rev. Edward Smith at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
...Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 1 p.m. to time of services. [Source: Copy of original newspaper clipping from the obituary card index at the Montgomery County Library, Dayton, Ohio; card dated 9-19-79, name of newspaper and date published unknown] 
Beebe, Jessella (I6796)

...Mrs. Margaret P. Foster, aged 86 years, died Saturday night in St. Mary’s
hospital, after being confined to her bed only seven days, although she had been in failing health for several months. Her death was due to old age rather than to any specific ailment. Mrs. Foster had been a resident of Macon county for almost 60 years, coming to Illinois from Ohio with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Price, when a young woman, in 1858.
...Margaret Price was born near Hamilton, Ohio, Dec. 7, 1831, and when her parents came to Illinois they made their home in South Wheatland Township, near what now is the village of Elwin. Margaret Foster was married to David B. Foster April 10, 1860, and he died in Decatur in 1871 and soon after that she removed to Elwin, where she made her home until 1897, when she returned to Decatur, where she has since made her home. Mrs. Foster was a woman of wonderful vitality and until within recent months had not shown any of the signs of breaking
physical strength such as might be expected in one of her age. Nearly all of the members of her father’s family lived to be 80 years of age or nearly so.
...She leaves two daughters, Miss Etta M. Foster and Mrs. Chester Cox, both of Decatur, and a brother, Jacob R. Price, of Decatur, and Mrs. Mary E. Hopkins of Charleston, and three grandchildren, Arthur F. Connard of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. J. R. Buckler of Elwin and Miss May Connard, Red Cross nurse now in London, England, en route to France.
...From the day of her girlhood Mrs. Foster had been a member of the Untied Brethren church and it may be of interest to the members of that church in Decatur to know that her mother’s brother, William Rhinehart, was the first editor of the Religious Telescope, the church publication.
...The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Monson & Wilcox to be prepared for burial and the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of that firm Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock. The burial will be in Mt. Gilead cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 o’clock. (Decatur Herald – October 21, 1917) 
Price, Margaret P. (I10840)

...Myrtle Spicer Death Mourned Mrs. Myrtle Spicer passed away suddenly May 24, near Lonoke Arkansas, at the age of 64.
...She was born March 27, 1903, the daughter of Frank and Cora Leeth Wahl, in Paulding County Ohio. In November 1919 she was united in marriage to Floyd Spicer at Mt. Pleasant and had lived in Farwell since 1959. Her husband and three children preceded her in death.
...Surviving are eight sons Edward of Clare, William of Flint, Ray and John of Coleman, Don of Richmond, Robert and Larry, Farwell, and Jerry of Flint.
...Five daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Dorothy) Gingery, Mrs. Edward (Janice) Tomaski, Clare, Mrs. Edward (Doris) Zuker, Beal City, Mrs. Gary (Lucille) Bole, Farwell, Mrs. Larry (Jean) Bole, California; 40 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.
...Three brothers, Edward Wahl, Bradenton Florida, Homer Wahl, Lavonia and Dale Wahl, Brighton, and one sister Mrs. John Bravender of Flint, and many other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27 from the Coker Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Elder Hobart Beavers and Leo Higgins officiating with burial in Cherry Grove Cemetery. (The Clare Sentinel, p. 8 - Clare, MI - 8 June 1967) 
Wahl, Myrtle (I879)

...Orley was the son of Jesse Leeth and Josephine Thompson. He was brother to Manford, Dorene, Arlo, Emmett and Laurel. He was the father of Roger. He was married 1st. to Treva Hathaway. Then was married to Josephine Branham-Bergner. Orley L. LEETH, 94, of White Pigeon, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis following a short illness.
...He was born May 7, 1915, in White Pigeon, a child of Jesse and Josephine (THOMPSON) LEETH.
...He was a resident of White Pigeon all his life.
...He was first married to Treva L. Hathaway. She died in 1987. He then married Josephine BRANHAM-BERGNER. She died in 2000.
...Orley worked for the New York Central Railroad for 12 years as a line foreman and electrician. He was employed in the recreational vehicle industry and was a store clerk at Western Auto in Sturgis and Wittenberg Hardware in White Pigeon.
...He was a member of the Church of God in Elkhart, Ind., and was very involved in his church. He enjoyed woodworking, taking family pictures and home movies. He was also a very hard worker.
...Surviving are one son, Roger D. LEETH of White Pigeon; a grandson, Derek LEETH of White Pigeon; three step daughters, Jerry Rose JOHNSON of Santa Cruz, Calif., Jaudece Robin CLARK of Salinas, Calif., and Jan Faith OSORIO of Leicester, N.C.; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Manford (Phyllis) LEETH of White Pigeon; and several neices and nephews.
...He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; a sister, Dorene DUNKER; and brothers Arlo, Emmett and Laurel LEETH.
...Relatives and friends may call from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon where services are at 2 p.m. Thursday with Pastor B.J. Bishop of the Church of God of Elkhart, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in White Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon. 
Leeth, Orley LeRoy (I6564)

...Robert E. (Bob) Lackey died March 5 in his apartment at Southern Plaza in Bethany. He was 86. Born in Xenia, Ohio, he was a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in accounting.
...Mr. Lackey worked for 30 years for the Dayton Tire Company, retiring in 1982 from his position as Accounting Manager and Auditor at the plant in Oklahoma City. He was for many years a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, in Oklahoma City, serving for a number of years as church treasurer, and was a long-time active member of Gideons International.
...He was also a member of the church choir and in recent years was a member of the Spanish Cove Singers, in Yukon. He served in World War II with the 6th Marine Division of the U. S. Marine Corps. An avid woodworker, he was known for crafts fashioned as gifts for his family and friends and for fellow church members, and in recent years had enjoyed writing biographical sketches of fellow residents at Southern Plaza.
...He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances Douthett Lackey and is survived by two sons, Daniel R. of Columbia, S.C. and David E. of New York City; two granddaughters, Simone Lackey of Ithaca, NY, and Anna Baker of Bellingham, WA; and his companion, Jackie Boyd, a fellow resident at Southern Plaza.
...Viewing will be Thursday, 9am-9pm, with the family present from 5-7pm at Mercer-Adams. Services will be Friday, March 9, 10:30am at Mercer-Adams Chapel with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. 
Lackey, Robert Ellsworth (I6800)

...Smith, Dorothy (nee' Bogan) passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born August 3, 1918 at her parent's home.
...She was preceded in death by her husband, William Estil Smith in 1986; great-grandson Nathan Davidson in 2008; her parents, Raleigh and Marianna (Compton) Bogan.
...She is a graduate of Spring Valley High School and lived in New Burlington, OH until that city was razed for the construction of Caesar's Creek Lake. She then moved back into the home where she was born. Dorothy was a life-long member of the New Burlington Friends Church and played the piano and organ there for many years. She was the cafeteria manager for Spring Valley Schools until her retirement. Following retirement, she was a pastry chef at the Mom's Country Kitchen and 1776 restaurants. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Her Christmas sugar cookies and peanut brittle were a highlight of the holidays.
...She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Sue and Richard Tobias of Beavercreek; a granddaughter, Kimberly Tobias-Davidson (Tim Flohre) of Dayton; grandson, Kevin and wife Jennifer Tobias of Waynesville; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas M. Davidson (Amy Noble) of Xenia and Audrey and Aiden Tobias, both of Waynesville.
...Funeral service at the New Burlington Friends Church, OH 380 and Cemetery Rd with Pastor Steve Collett and Chaplain Tim Woodward officiating. Interment in Spring Valley Cemetery. 
Bogan, Dorothy Louise (I9745)

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