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—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)

—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)

—Walter T. Leeth, 83, of 521 Faurot, died at noon Friday.
—He was born Dec. 28, 1880, in West Mansfield to Mathias and Belle (Wilgus) Leeth.
—Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Staley; two sons, Hoyt and Viril both of Larue; a sister Mrs. Harold Bushong of West Mansfield; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Siferd's Main Street Chapel with Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
—Friends may call after 7 p.m. today. (Lima News, Lima, Allen County, Ohio; Saturday, April 27, 1963) 
Leeth, Walter Thomas (I5334)

—WINTERPORT - Hope (Clark) Higgins Adams, 96, passed away peacefully May 10, 2011, in Florida. Hope was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Winterport, daughter of the late Morris G. and Ruth (Emerson) Clark. Hope was a hard working woman who owned her own convenience store in Brewer, bought several pieces of land which she sold, and worked as a caretaker for many people in the Bangor area.
—Hope is survived by her children, Randolf Higgins Sr. and wife, Susan, of Winterport and Robert Higgins Sr. of Florida; brothers, Stephen Clark and Joshua Clark; sisters, Faith McKuster and Olive Clark; grandchildren, Terry Bryant and husband, Randy, of Newburgh, Hope Leighton and husband, Gerald, of Newport, Robert Higgins Jr. and girlfriend, Diane Wescott, of Belgrade, Jennifer Higgins and fianc‚, Jim Morgan, of Bangor, Randolf Higgins Jr. of Winterport and Kelly Thibodeau; great-grand-children, Justin Doble, Paige Doble, William Oxley III, Dustin Littlefield and Luke Leighton; a great-great-grandchild, Grace Oxley; a son-in-law, Vern Holyoke of Newport; and a daughter-in-law, Coral P. Higgins of Winterport.
—Hope was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Robert B. Higgins; her second husband, George S. Adams Sr.; her daughter, Joane E. Holyoke; and three sisters, Ardele Casey, Connie El-Hajj and Pauline Clark.
Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport. (Bangor Daily News 5/17/2011) 
Clark, Hope E. (I8211)

—Was Buried at Waynesville With Military Honors - - A. H. Harlan, of New Burlington a Brother.
—This week word came to Xenia that on Monday afternoon April 15th, the remains of Socrates Harlan were buried with military honors at Waynesville. Mr. Harlan was a Civil War Veteran, and well known in Grand Army circles. He was a member of the Thirty-first O. V. I. and was in an early engagement of the war at Somerset, Ky., where the rebel General Felix Zallicoffer was killed.
Socrates Harlan was the sergeant in charge of the squad that carried that officer’s body within the Confederate lines. Since the war he has held positions of trust in Dayton, Columbus and Washington D. C.
He was a nephew of the late Hon. Harlan, who owned over fifteen hundred acres of land near Yellow Springs, and built upon it the house now owned and occupied by Mr. E. S. Kelly.
—A[lpheus] H[ibben] Harlan, of New Burlington, and Nathaniel Harlan, of Cedarville, are brothers of the deceased.”
--Xenia Daily Gazette (Xenia, Ohio); April 20, 1907 (Saturday) 
Harlan, Socrates (I8771)

Jerry Leeth
—Jerry, son of David Leeth and Dorothy Nutter was born in Lancaster, Ohio on Jun 11 1937, and died at home in Weirsdale, Florida on Sunday Dec 15 2013. Jerry was married to Sandra Pontius on May 18 1963 in Van Wert, Ohio. They had one son.
—Jerry worked as an Iron Worker for 45 years. He enjoyed tinkering, watching westerns, and being with his family.
—His surviving relatives are his wife Sandra of over 50 years, his son Neil of Weirsdale, Florida. 2 brothers and 1 sister, Emmett Leeth and wife Becky Closson of Middle Point, Ohio, Ben Leith and his wife Jackie Wright of Kingman, Arizona, Ruth (Baker) of Englewood, Florida. He was preceded by his parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, David and Dorothy, Veryl, Katherine(Lee)
—Jerry will be cremated in Ocala, Florida. There will be no visitation or services. 
Leeth, Jerry Eugene (I33)

—Mrs. Blanche Bane Dusenberry, 83, of Fayette City, R.D.1, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday at Brownsville General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan 15, 1893, in Fredricktown, a daughter of the late Mahlon H. and Nancy Hormel Bane.
—She was a member of the Newell United Methodist Church and the W.S.C.S. of that church. she was also a member of the Over 50 Club of Newell, and a retired school teacher.
—Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Marian) Diederich of Fayette City, R.D.1; one brother, C. O. Bane of Connellsville, and two grandsons.
She was predeceased by her husband, Spencer Howard Dusenberry, June 12, 1969. (The Valley Independent, Feb 25, 1976) 
Bane, Blanche (I7417)

Van Wert, Ohio
12 June 1968, p3
Bond Forfeitures
Jerry E. Leeth, 30, of 321 N. Walnut St., defective exhaust system; $25 bond. 
Leeth, Jerry Eugene (I33)

Dated October 6, 1856
Transcript of Probate Records, Shelby County, Ohio
Will Book 1, pg. 140-141
Filed October 15, 1859
—In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I Cornelius Kelly do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Item 1st - I give and devise to my youngest son Winfield S. Kelly and to his heirs and assigns this farm on which I now reside, exclusive of what I have conveyed to my other children by deeds to them, it being about one hundred and twenty nine acres, more or less in Section thirteen Township Number eight Range Six the North half of said section. Item 2nd - I further devise and bequeath to my said youngest son all the personal estate whether moneys or claims due me or personal property which I may be possessed of at my decease after my just debts are paid.
Item I nominate and appoint George Clancy Executor of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise adjust release and discharge in such manner as he may deem best and proper the debts and claims due me and to manage the farm for my said second son until he arrives at the age of fourteen years Receiving and disposing of the Rents accruing leaving with my said youngest son the privilege of choosing at the age of fourteen years, one to manage for him till he arrives at twenty one years of age the Rents to be placed at interest until he arrives at twenty one years of age except what may be necessary for repairs and any necessary expense for him in case of Sickness or for boarding or clothing. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of October A.D. 1856.
Cornelius (his mark) Kelly (seal)

Signed and acknowledged by said Cornelius Kelly as his last will and Testament in our presence and signed By us in his presence.
Dennis Yinger
Fielding Bell 
Kelly, Cornelius (I4016)

Will of Isaac Florea
In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Florea of the Township of Washington, County of Clinton and State of Ohio, being of sound mind and memory (blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament.
I give and bequeath to my son Henry Florea his heirs and assigns one hundred acres of land off of the southwest corner of my land where he now lives joining Samuel Burtsal to the East Thomas Tackatt on the South and the Turners farm on the West and to run North so as to make One Hundred acres. I give and bequeath to my son William H. Florea his heirs and assigns one hundred acres of land where he now occupies off of the southwest corner of my land joining the Turner farm on the south Jacob Bales land on the west the original line of the survey on the north and Henry Florea land now bequeathed to him in the east.
I also will and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy all the rest and residue of my real estate whereon we now live as long as she lives. And all my personal property after my debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of administration are fully paid. And at the decease of my beloved wife my real estate not bequeathed to my two sons Henry Florea and William H. Florea, I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Ruth Seaman, deceased and the heirs of my son Albert Florea, deceased, to be divided equally between the heirs of each of them, and all the personal property that may be left at the decease of my wife to be divided equally between my two sons Henry Florea, William H. Florea and the heirs of my daughter Ruth Seaman, deceased, and the heirs of my sons Albert Florea, deceased, and I do nominate and appoint my friend David A. Sewel to be the executor of this my last will and testamant. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and decree this to be my last will and testamant in presence of the witnesses named below, this 23 day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.
Isaac Florea
Signed sealed declared and published by the said Isaac Florea as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence, and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto.
Jesse Graham
Alexander Brown 
Florea, Isaac (I987)

Xenia Daily Gazette
10 January 1968, p22
...Five Mishaps On Snowy Highways
Snow-covered roads accounted for only five traffic accidents in Greene County Tuesday, Xenia Post of the State Highway Patrol reported.
...Frances A. Lackey, 41, of 226 Roselawn Dr. was not cited in a one-car accident 1.4 miles north of Lower Bellbrook Rd. on Washington Mill Rd. at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 
Douthett, Frances Aileen (I6801)

Xenia Daily Gazette
17 September 1971-p3
Out of state members of the class of 1921 of Xenia High School who attended the 50th year reunion Saturday evening at the Xenia Golf Club included Mrs. Mary Birch Kennedy of Costa Mesa, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Marlin McDorman, Martha Brysan, of Lakeland, Fla., Mr. and Mr.s Forest Cased of Malcrest, Fla., Mrs. Martha Finley Howard of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Clark Lackey of Mt. Ary, N. C., Philip Moore of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Sabina Ross O'Connor of Baltimore, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sterling of Farmington, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret Webster Goodell of Downers Grove, Ill. 
Lackey, Amos Clark (I6797)

Xenia Daily Gazette
August 26, 1967
From the Gazette Files:
Twenty Years Ago Today
Frances A. Douthett and Robert E. Lackey were married at the Second United Presbyterian Church. 
Lackey, Robert Ellsworth (I6800)

Xenia Daily Gazette
August 26, 1967
From the Gazette Files:
Twenty Years Ago Today
Frances A. Douthett and Robert E. Lackey were married at the Second United Presbyterian Church. 
Douthett, Frances Aileen (I6801)

A soldier of the American Revolution, served the regiment of Col. James Johnson, Maryland Troops, stationed at Morristown, NJ. Pension Application 4140. He also served as a guard in company of Captain Winchester at the Hessian camp at Frederick, Frederick county, MD. 
Gordon, Daniel (I5714)

AMOS CLARK - has been married twice. His first wife, Frances H., daughter of James and Mary Riggs, was married to him June 2, 1863, and died Nov. 24, 1874. She was the mother of three children: Mamie Laura, born July 23, 1864; James Stephen, Mar. 8, 1869; Ada Frances, Nov. 7, 1871. His second wife, Mrs. Sallie B. Harper, was married to him in Gallipolis, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1881. She was born in Gallia county, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1851, and is the daughter of Jesse and Mary A. (Waddell) Ingels. Her father came to this county in 1826. Her mother was born here in 1830. Mr. Clark is a resident of Clay township, and settled in this county in 1859. He was born in Frankfort, Maine, Dec. 8, 1839, and his parents, Stephen and Prudence M. (Martin) Clark, now deceased, were residents of Waldo county, Maine. He entered the late war July, 1861, and was appointed orderly sergeant of Company I, 36th O. V. I. He was commissioned second lieutenant of Company G, 36th O. V. I., in Mar. 1862, resigned April, 1863, on account of disability. Occupation, farming. Address, Eureka, Gallia county, Ohio

Ingels, Sarah Vanden (I7563)

Benjamin Tibbitts was born in Maine, and was reared to agricultural pursuits. With his wife (Sarah Clark Tibbitts) and nine children he emigrated to Sheboygan County, Wis., in 1846, most of the distance being made by the water route. He purchased in this county eighty acres of partly improved land, which had a small log and frame house upon it. The surrounding country was a perfect wilderness. The first mill-dam in Hingham was erected by Mr. Tibbitts for old Mr. Giddings, now of Fond du Lac, Wis., . Sheboygan was a small village, and Pennsylvania Avenue was the principal thoroughfare. Indians were very plentiful, and deer abounded in the neighborhood. In his political views, he was an old-line Whig, and later became a Republican. He was a friend to the public schools, and assisted in organizing the first one established in Hingham, which was then without a sign of habitation. He was always a friend to the poor and needy, and was upright and honorable in all the walks of life. His wife was also born in the Pine Tree State, and on the 12th of June, 1873, their golden wedding was celebrated, all of the children and most of their grandchildren being present. They are sleeping their last sleep side by side in the Hingham Cemetery, which is located on our subject's farm.
taken from--Portrait and Biographical RECORD of Sheboygan County, Wis.
Lemuel Tibbitts, Page 349 
Tibbitts, Benjamin (I9571)

Biography of George Brown 1803 - 1885
AKA Johann Georg Brown
Born March 19, 1803 Brownsville/Foxville, Maryland
Died June 20, 1885, Near Fostoria, Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio
Buried Null Cemetery
Copyright 2014, M. Alan Brown
Updated November 15, 2015. (Find A Grave)

George Brown was born March 10, 1803 according to his obituary in the Catoctin Clarion on July 9, 1885. He was born on the Brown homestead in Brownsville/Foxville, Fredrick County, Maryland the son of Thomas Brown Jr. and Susannah Rebecca (Harman) Brown. He was baptized Johann Georg Brown April 14, 1803 at Apple's Church in Thurmont, Maryland witnessed by Georg Fuchs and Anna Elizabetha. He dropped the name Johann and went by his middle name George. He was the brother of Thomas Brown lll born in 1795 who married Susan McAfee, Elizabeth Brown born in 1797 who married Daniel Hauver, Mary Brown born in 1798 who married Christian Getz/Gates, Johannes (John) Brown born in 1799 and died 1821, Susan/Susanna/Anna Brown born in 1804 who married John Barnhiser, who may have also been known as Barnes. Catherina/ Catherine born in 1805 who married Daniel McAfee, Sarah A. Brown born in 1812 who married William Martin, William H. Brown born in 1813 who married Catherine Brown, daughter of William Brown Sr., and Christian Brown Born in 1815 who married Susannah Shaull. It is believed that George married Julia Ann Scott April 26 or 27, 1824/5 in Maryland. Together they had seven children: Catherine born in 1825 who married William W. Null, David W. Brown born in 1826, Christian Brown born in 1830, Sarah Brown born in 1833/4 in Maryland who married Aaron C. Rhees in Seneca County, Ohio, Leetha born in 1838 who married Jacob Ash, Thomas Brown born in 1843 and who died in 1846, and Wesley B. Brown born August 2, 1844, and died March 1, 1912 near Bryan, Ohio. George's father died in 1828, and he was forced to take over as the head of his family and also raise his two younger brothers and sister. According to the 1830 census, George was living at the Brown Homestead in Brownsville/Foxville, Maryland off of Manahan Road and there were eleven people living in the house. George and his wife Julia Ann who were both 27 years old at the time, his mother, Susannah Rebecca (Harman) Brown who was 55, a sister Sarah Ann Brown, 18, a brother, William H. Brown, 17, and brother Christian, 15 and three of his children; Catherine age 5, David W. age 4, and Christian an infant born in 1830. That left two unidentified male children between the ages of 15 and 19. His mother died the next year in 1831 and both his parents are buried in the Brown Family Cemetery. When his father Thomas Brown Jr., died George and his brother Thomas Brown III, were the administrators of the estate and there was not enough money to pay all the debts from his personal estate, so the court ordered that the real estate be sold. The Brown homestead known as Round Meadow, Stones Enough, Resurvey on Round Meadow and the Seperation were put up for public sale. The first sale did not receive a high enough bid to satisfy the debts so they held another public sale. This time George Brown, son of Thomas Brown Jr., was the highest bidder and bought the property for $1122.94. According to his obituary, in 1834 he travelled by horseback to Seneca county, Ohio and purchased or leased some land. He returned to Frederick county and on October 17, 1835, He sold the Brown homestead to his uncle William Brown Sr., for $1800.00. It was after this date that George Brown, his wife and four children and his younger sister Sarah Ann Brown and his younger brother Christian Brown who just turned twenty and ½ years of age and along with other families from Fredrick County, Maryland travelled by Ox driven wagon to Seneca County, Ohio. He was initially in Tiffin, Ohio and practiced the trade of cooper (barrel maker). He leased the old Lloyd Norris farm in Clinton Township just Northeast of the City of Tiffin where his relative John Pittenger owned land. His cousin, John Pittenger, owned land just above the Lloyd Norris farm and was a merchant in Tiffin having moved there in 1828. In John Pittingers bio it states he made the trip from Frederick County, Maryland to Tiffin, Ohio nine times so it is very possible that he led the wagon train that George Brown and his family were on in 1835. He then moved to Eden Township where he farmed for a year before moving to property he purchased in Liberty Township. According to land records On September 24th 1836 he purchased 160 acres of land in Liberty Township where he farmed and later served as a Justice of the Peace. His land was located on CR 11 just north of County Road 592. There were 80 acres on the left side of the road that he later sold to his brother Christian, and his remaining 80 acres was on the right side of the road. Their land was closer to the town of Fostoria than Tiffin, so they were considered as being near Fostoria, Ohio. The legal description for the land was the East ½ of North East ¼ Section 28, Township 3, Range 14 and the West ½ of North West ¼ Section 27, Township 3, Range 14. He was considered one of the pioneer families in Seneca County, Ohio and lived to be 82 years, 3 months and 4 days old. He died June 20, 1885 from illness known as inflammation of the bowels, and is buried with his wife Julia Ann (Scott) Brown in the Null Cemetery in Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio. 
Brown, George (I5654)

Burt L. Lackey, D. D. S.
.....Dr. Burt L. Lackey, dental surgeon at Xenia, was born in the vicinity of Oakland, in Clinton county, this state, June 15, 1872, son of Enos Ellsworth and Laura (Sellars) Lackey, both of whom were born and reared in the neighboring county of Warren and the latter of whom is still living, now making her home at Xenia.
.....Enos Ellsworth Lackey was born on September 30, 1844, a son of Enos Lackey and wife, pioneers of Warren county, the former of whom was born in 1802 and who were the parents of fourteen children. Reared in Warren county, Enos E. Lackey later made his home for a while in Clinton county and in 1873 moved to the village of New Burlington, on the Green-Clinton county line and was there engaged in the general lumber business the rest of his life, operating a saw-mill and dealing in lumber, timber and logs and also engaged as a building contractor, his death occurring there on January 9, 1903. Mr. Lackey was a Republican and for years rendered service as a member of the local school board. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, as is his widow, and at the time of his death was a member of the official board of the same. To him and his wife were born three sons, of whom Doctor Lackey is the youngest, the others being Walter Lackey, of New Burlington, a farmer, and Raymond L. Lackey, who was engaged in the grocery business at New Burlington and who died on September 1, 1907.
.....Upon completing the course in the New Burlington high school Burt L. Lackey began teaching school and for three years thereafter was the teacher of the school in the Buck Run district in Clinton county. He matriculated at the Ohio College of Dentistry and was graduated from that institution with the class of 1896. Thus equipped for the practice of his profession, Doctor Lackey returned to his home at New Burlington and opened an office there, continuing in practice at that place for eighteen months, at the end of which time, in January, 1898, he located at Xenia, where he ever since has been engaged in practice, with present offices in the Steele building. Preparatory to his marriage in 1902, Doctor Lackey built a house at 20 Home avenue, Xenia, where he is still living.
.....Doctor Lackey has been twice married. On September 10, 1902, he was united in marriage to Ada Frances Clark, who was born and reared in Gallia county, this state, and who for nine years prior to her marriage had been engaged as a special teacher at the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home at Xenia. To that union were born three children, Clark, born on December 10, 1903; Dorothy, May 9, 1907, and Helen, January 1, 1911. The mother of these children died on March 27, 1914, and on June 30, 1915, Doctor Lackey married Jessella Beebe, who was born at Kingman, Kansas, and who was reared at Elwood Indiana, in which latter city her father, John W. Beebe, is still living. [Source: Michael A. Broadstone, "History of Greene County, Ohio: its people, industries and institutions", Indianapolis, B.F. Bowen, 1918, pg. 654, 6550]

Lackey, Dr. Burt LaFetra (I6792)

By the early 1800's they were living in Piketon, Pike County, Ohio. From there they moved on to Edgar County, Illinois where Johannes died in 1841. According to census records, Catherine passed away sometime between 1826 and 1830. 
Long, John (I4868)

Cash comes from Lydia Cash born in Virginia who was married to James Cottrell 1st b 1748 Albermarle Co Virginia d 9 Jun 1849 in Pike Co Ohio. Mary's parents were James Cottrell IV and Ann Elizabeth Bond. Mary had several siblings but one Sarah Elizabeth Cottrell married William Jackson Walls and they moved eventually to Michigan and died there. 
Cottrell, Mary Cash (I2736)

Christian Hauver was a deacon of the Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, Foxville, Frederick, County, MD. Married March 11, 1823, Frederick County, MD. 
Hauver, Joseph Christian (I5725)

149th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)
Overview: Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 8, 1864. Left State for Baltimore, Md., May 11. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to July, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Kenly's Independent Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

SERVICE: Duty in the Defences of Baltimore, Md., and at different points on the eastern shore of Maryland till July 4. Moved to Monocacy Junction July 4. Battle of Monocacy Junction July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 13. Advance to Snicker's Gap, Va., July 13-20. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley July 20-August 23. Action with Moseby at Berryville August 13. Mustered out August 30, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 38 Enlisted men by disease. Total 42

Battle of Monocacy
OTHER NAME: Battle that Saved Washington
CAMPAIGN: Early's Raid and Operations Against B&O RR
DATE(S): June-August 1864
PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS: Major General Lewis Wallace [US] Major General Jubal Early [CS]
FORCES ENGAGED: 0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
ESTIMATED CASUALTIES: 2094 total (US 1294; CS 800;)
DESCRIPTION: After marching north through the Shenandoah Valley from Lynchburg, the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early side-stepped the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry and crossed the Potomac River at Shepherdstown into Maryland on July 5-6. On July 9, 1864, a makeshift Union force under Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace attempted to arrest Early's invading Confederate divisions along the Monocacy River, just east of Frederick. Wallace, joined by Ricketts's Division of the VI Corps that had been rushed from the Petersburg lines, was outflanked by Gordon's Division and defeated after putting up a stiff resistance. Hearing of Early's incursion into Maryland, Grant embarked the rest of the VI Corps on transports at City Point, sending it with all dispatch to Washington. Wallace's defeat at Monocacy bought time for these veteran troops to arrive to bolster the defenses of Washington. Early's advance reached the outskirts of Washington on the afternoon of July 11, and the remaining divisions of the VI Corps began disembarking that evening. Monocacy was called the "Battle that Saved Washington."
RESULTS: Confederate Victory 
Florea, Isaac (I4)

Coleman lived in Montana, Carrie answered his ad for a wife 
Hildebrant, Carrie (I1546)

David Edwards settled in Ludlow in 1819, and resided there until his death in 1848. He was born in Maryland in 1792, and in 1817 was married to Rachel Riggs, a native of West Virginia, born in 1795. She died in 1863. Mr. Edwards was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was the father of eight children, seven of whom survive and reside as follows: Mrs. Mary Scott, in Washington Territory; Mrs. Priscilla Griffiths, in Brooklyn, New York; James, in Belpre, this county; Charles, in West Virginia; William A. W., in Missouri; B. W. in Ludlow, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hooper, in West Virginia; Harriet is deceased; Baswell W., born in 1833, married in 1856 to Arminto Hooper, born in 1838, and has ten children: Nancy J. wife of S. Cline; Rachel F., wife of I. Moore; Benson B., Priscilla I., Mary B., Minerva J., Margaret A., Rebecca, Amanda Fl., and Sarah I. 
Edwards, David (I11108)

Eli Shearer, retired farmer: P.O. West Milton; born in Ashe Co., N. C. in the year 1805; is the son of Abraham and Anna Shearer; his father was born in the same State, his mother in Pennsylvania, but was reared in North Carolina, in which state they were married and resided till their removal to this county and township in the year 1813; they lived on the east side of the Stillwater till their death; his father was born in 1779; he and his son Absolum were drowned in 1828, by the upsetting of a canoe in the Stillwater River; five others were with them who escaped; his mother was born in 1791 and died in 1831 or 1832; they were parents of twelve children, who lived to manhood and womanhood, and, so far as is know, six survive, viz., Eli, Mary, Philip, Martin, Hugh and Rebecca. Our subject was brought up on the farm and, being a natural mechanic,he engaged in wagon making, which he followed in this township for thirty years. In 1826, he was married to Matilda Fouts, by whom he had nine children, seven of whom are living, viz., Henry, Davis, Abijah, Anna, Titus, John and Elizabeth; the deceased are Susanna and on in infancy. Mrs. Shearer died in 1844, aged 37 years. His second marriage was celebrated with Rebecca (Kintzey) Fouts in 1845; to them four children have been born -- two living, viz., Oliver and Cornelius; he owns 114 acres of land on which he has resided thirty-three years, he and his wife have been members of the German Baptist Church for many years; his deceased wife was also a member of the same church. Jesse Fouts, first husband of Mrs. Shearer, died in 1844; they had three children, tow living, viz., Rachel and Ira; Silas deceased.--(from page 857 Miami Co Ohio History 1880) 
Shearer, Eli (I11716)

Family tradition relates that Lafe died of a brain injury when he accidentally ran a fishpole through his eye. According to family legend, while walking in the dark on a fishing trip at Fort Loramie, Ohio, Lafe walked into a pole that was sticking out the back of the wagon. 
Altic, Israel Lafayette (I4669)

FEGLEY, DOROTHY MARIE - Dorothy Marie Fegley of Jerome, Michigan passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born October 17, 1921 in Haviland, Ohio the daughter of Harry and Hazel Leeth. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Fegley; one son, William Fegley and her siblings. She is survived by one daughter, Diana (Hans) Byers of Jerome; five grandchildren, Kim Byers, Jamie (Erin Kimble) Byers, Paula (Tom) Reid, Susan Shaw and Scott Fegley; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Sylvan (Ina) Leeth of Jackson and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fegley attended the Jerome United Methodist Church. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Dorothy Marie Fegley will be held at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale on Friday, November 12, 2010 beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Hane officiating. Interment will take place in the Jerome Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Hillsdale. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Hillsdale County.
Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home Hillsdale 517-437-0605
Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on November 9, 2010 
Leeth, Dorothy Marie (I25)

Final Rites Set For Mrs. Hormell
Final rites will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Nora Ammon Hormell, 72, of Fredericktown, who died yesterday in Washington Hospital.
Friends will he received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Westland Cemetery. 
Ellsworth, Nora Ammon (I7459)

First of the family to become a Quaker. 
Worthington, Joan (I3918)

For twenty years, Tylee Wolcott was Professor of English and Literature at Santiago College, in Chile. He returned to the U.S. in 1903 and engaged in the orange industry at Glendora, California. [Source: Frances Grimes Sitherwood, Copyright 1930, Book "Throckmorton Family History" Being the Record of the Throckmortons in the United States of America with Cognate Branches, Pantagraph Printing & Stationery County, Bloomington, Illinois, 1929, pg. 117] 
LaFetra, Tylee Wolcott (I9947)

Franklin County Orphans Court Docket
vol. B, p6
The petition of Abraham Toms eldest son and Heir at law of John Toms late of Washington Township deceased, was read setting forth that the said Petitioners father died Intestate about the month of March last, leaving a widow named Catharine and issue eleven children to wit, Abraham the petitioner, Elizabeth intermarried with Michael Kneif, Hannah intermarried with Hezekiah Robison, David, Susanna intermarried with Jacob Wilds, Sollomon (who died in the life time of his father leaving three children, to wit, Mary, George and John) and John Samuel, Catharine intermarried with Benjamin Peters, Elias and Jonathan the two last of who are yet in their minority; That the said Intestate died seized in his demesne as of fee of and in two tracts of land situate in Washington Township and County of Franklin one of the said tracts containing two hundred and ten acres adjoining lands of John Snowberger and Joseph Menzer and held by Patent, the other tract situate in the same Twp. and adjoining lands of Wendel Gilbert and others containing fifty acres and held by Warrant and survey only with the appurtenances; And thereupon prayed the Court to award and Inquest to view the premises aforesaid and enquire whether the same can be divided to and amongst the Widow and all the children of the said deceased or to and amongst as many of them as the same premises with the appurtenances will accommodate or value the whole undivided ???. Whereupon the Court did order and device that the Sheriff in his proper person with twelve good and lawful men of his bailiwick, in presence of all the parties who shall choose to attend the Guardians of the minor children (if any there be) having due and previous notice thereof, do hold an Inquest on the said premises with the appurtenances, and divide the same to and amongst the Widow and all the children of the said deceased, if the same can be done without prejudice to and spoiling the whole and if they so find that they proceed to make partition accordingly by metes and bounds; and if they find that the same will not conveniently accommodate the Widow and all the children of the said deceased without prejudice to and spoiling the whole there that they proceed to inquire whether the same will accommodate more than one of the children of the said deceased without prejudice to and spoiling the whole and if they so find that it will accommodate more than one of the children of the said deceased that then they proceed to make partition accordingly and value and appraise each ___part, but if they find that the same cannot be so divided and will not conveniently accommodate more than one of the children of the said deceased without prejudice to and spoiling the whole then that they proceed and value the whole undivided and make return of their proceedings to the next Orphans Court, as well under the hand and seal of the said Sheriff as also under the hands and seals of the said Jurors whose oaths and affirmations such Inquisition shall be taken.

vol. B, p81
On Motion. Rule that the children of Soloman Toms decd. on their legal representating as guardian be and appear at Chambersburg, at an orphans court there to be held on the second Tuesday in June next then and there (in right of their father) accept, or refuse to take a part of the real Estate of John Toms (their grand father) late of washington township and to be served personally.

On motion. Rule that the heirs and legal representatives (or their guardians) of Abraham Toms, decd. (eldest son of John Toms late of washington township in the County of Franklin decd. be and appear at Chambersburg at an orphans court, there to be held on the second Tuesday in June next and then and there (in right of their father Abraham Toms) accept or refuse to take as part of the real estate of John Toms (their grand father) late of washington township in the County of Franklin County and notice to be given equally to law.

vol. B, p164
23rd August 1815. On Motion. of Mr. Crawford by the first day of the next Orphan Court rule to show cause why the Inquisition into on the real estate of John Toms late of Washington Township decd. should not be set aside.

Same day. On Motion of Mr. Brown, rule on the heirs of Representating of Abraham Toms & also on the heirs & Representatings of Solomon Toms to be held at Chambersburg in the County of Washington on the Second Morning in November next & take or refuse to take the real estate of John Toms decd.

vol. B, p176
The County also took into consideration the administration account of Catherine Toms, John Toms & Samuel Toms, Administratings of the estate of John Toms decd. and did approve thereof whereby it does appear that the sum one thousand four hundred & seventeen dollars & eight cents remaing in the hands of the accountants subject to distribution according to law.

vol. B, p182
24 January 1816 On Motion Rule on the heirs & representatives of Abraham Toms and also on the heirs and representatives of Solomon Toms decd. to appear at an Orphan Court to be held at Chambersburg in the County of Franklin on tuesday the twelfth day of March next and then and there take on representating the real estate of their grand father John Toms decd at the valuation thereof.

vol. B, p202
The Inquisition held by William H____ Esq. High Sheriff of the County of Franklin on the real estate of John Toms late of the Township of Washington in the County aforesaid consisting in two tracts of land situate in the Township of Washington aforesaid, and hereof containing two hundred & ten acres, the other containing fifty acres, held on the twenty third day of June 1813, in pursuance of an order of this County dated the 18th day of June 1813, whereby it does appear by the oath of William Ble____ Esq. William Mooney, Jenny McKay, John Micodenny, William Fulton, John Flanagan, Charles Mounan John Wilson and George Coffey & by the affirmation of Daniel Hefleybour, John Stoney & Andrew Friedly twelve free horses and lawful men of his bailiwick who on their oaths and affirmations aforesaid respectively do say that they went to the ____ Tenement and tract of land whereof John Toms in the said order named died seized & also twenty to the tract of land adjoining Wendel Gilbert and having viewed both tracts item & there did find that the same could not be parted & divided to & among the parties in the said writ named without prejudice to & spoiling the whole thereof. And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oaths & affirmations aforesaid respectively do say that the premises in the said writ mentioned will conveniently accomodate three of the children of the said estate, & that they have divided the said lands & Tenements in the following manners by metes & bounds to wit One ___part thereof including the mannor house improvements Beginning at a Lost pine running thence North forty two degrees east nineteen perches South forty three & half ___ fifteen perches North fifteen & half degrees East ninety six perches North Eighty one & half West twenty eight perches North four & half East ninety two perches & seven tenths South fifty eight West one hundred & three perches South eight & half West Sixty three & half perches S. Sixty seven & half East twenty three perches South seven & half East twenty six perches and six tenths South forty eight East sixty one perches & two tenths to the place of Begginning with the addition of a tract of mountain land supposed to be fifty acres as stated in the Petition containing One hundred and twenty seven perches three roods & three perches and allowed which the Jurors aforesaid do appraise & value at the sum of Slx throws and eight hundred & Sixty dollars and thirty nine cents being the whole amt. And the Jurors aforesaid do further say that they have laid off & divided the lands aforesaid by the following metes & bounds leaving the second division on purpart bounded as follows North forty two East nineteen perches South forty three & half East fifteen perches North fifteen & half East Ninety six perches North Eighty one & half West twenty eight perches North four & half East Ninety two perches and seven tenths South sixty two East forty one perches & two tenths, South twelve & three fourths West fifty four perches, South eighty four & a half East, thirty two perches South three & one fourth West Niney four perches South eighty one & an half east fifty six perches South eight degrees East Sixty perches and five tenths North eighty one & half West One hundred and eighty perches North forty eight degrees West forty three perches and three tenths, to the place of beginning containing seventy seven perches & eighteen perches which last Mentioned purparty being the second part of the land beforesaid the Jurors aforesaid do Value and appraise at the sum of fifty six dollars per acre, Amounting in the whole to the su of four thousand three hundred and eighteen dollars & fifty cents. And the Jurors aforesaid do further say that they have laid off & divided the lands aforesaid by the following metes & bounds leaving the third purpart bounded as follows South twelve & three fourth degrees west fifty four perches South eighty four & a half east thirty two perches South three & one fourth degrees West ninety four perches South eighty one & an half degrees east fifteen six perches North eight West thirty nine & half perches South Eighty seven degrees east thirty five perches North eight & half West fifty six perches North forty seven & a half degrees west fifty three perches North thirty three degrees East three & a half perches North sixty two degrees West fifty nine perches & six tenths to the beginning containing fifty five acres two roods & fifteen perches at fifty eight collars per acre, Amounting to three thousand two hundred & twenty dollars and eighty one cents. As & for which sums aforesaid the request valued & appraised the said purpart respectively. Whereupon 9th March 1814 Inquisition returned & approved of by the Court & now Viz 12th March 1816, It appearing to the Court that notice had been given to the heirs of Soloman Toms & Abraham Toms according to the act of Assembly, & neither they or any person in their behalf appearing And David Toms second son, John toms third son & Samuel Toms fourth son appeared in open Court & Testified their desire to take the real estate of their Father John Toms decd. at the Valuation thereof, continued until the President be present. 15th April 1816 Contd. till monday next & now 22d April 1816. David Toms aforesaid again appeared & Testified his desire to take purpart ___at the revaluation thereof. Whereupon the Court do decree purpart Second to the said David Toms as his freehold, to him his heirs & Assigns forever he entering into a recognizance for the payment of the respective Shares to the other heirs & legal Representatives of the said deceased; which recognizances taken and acknowledged in open Court are as follows Viz. David Toms bound unto the heirs & legal representatives of John Toms decd. in the sum of Four Thousand two hundred & ninety eight dollars & fifty cents it being the amount of the valuation of purpart second after deducting its proportion of the costs of this proceeding ; conditioned for the payment of the sum of Two hundred & sixty dollars & fifty one cents in one year from the state hereof with Interest & the further sum of one hundred & thirty dollars & twenty five cents at the death of the Widow to the heirs & Representatives of Abraham Toms decd. See January to April Term 1818 No. 63. 
Toms, John (I11194)

Friday Noon, Oct. 7 '60
225 Laynd Dr. Xenia
Hello Folks:
Recd your letter & glad to hear from you was beginning to wonder if you rec'd your certificate. You asked about your name on certificate It was given in as Harry by Dr. McKenzie, He & my Mother wanted you to have that name & it was O.K by Dad & I. The next summer we were eating supper on the Porch at the Collett place which we lived on then. Johnny Magee come in that was Howards' father & he wanted to know what your name was we told him and he thot we should of named you Wm after Uncle Will Hormell as he said he thot he was such a good man. Dad told him we would at (add) the Wm to the name which we had given you and Johnny thot that would be very nice. He was a very peculiar man but a good neighbor. There are some very funny things I can remember about Dad and some of our neighbors when I think back about them. You know he never let anyone put anything over on him. I expect Joyce will be very busy This yr, but I always hate it when I think of them giving up some of their music thats' like an education you can have every thing taken from you but that is one thing people can-not take from you, I expect Helen is busy with her School of little ones too. I am going to Louise's today or tomorrow for 2 wks & then will be back at Jeanettes If you have a chance come down There.
Will close now
We have some peonies grounded for you here I want you to have some from Home too when I come back here we will have them. 
Hormell, Harry William (I6700)

HARLAN, James, statesman, was born in Clark county, Ill., Aug. 26, 1820; son of Silas and Mary (Conley) Harlan. The Conleys came from Maryland and the Harlans from Pennsylvania, both emigrating to Warren county, Ohio, and there Silas and Mary were married, removed to Clark county, Ill., and settled on a farm. In 1824 they removed to the forests of Indiana, where they cleared a farm and made a new home. In May, 1841, James received his freedom and a gift of $100 from his father. He entered Indiana Asbury university, Greencastle, Ind., and was graduated with the highest honors in 1845, receiving his A.M. degree in 1848. He paid his way through college by farm work and teaching a district school. He was married in 1845 to Ann Eliza Peck, and in 1846 they went to Iowa City, where he had received the appointment as principal of the Iowa City college. In 1847 he was elected on the Whig ticket as state superintendent [p.88] of public schools, and in 1848 was admitted to the bar. He stumped the state for Gen. Zachary Taylor in 1848; and declined the nomination of his party for state senator in 1849, and for governor of the state in 1850. He was the first president of Iowa Wesleyan university and also filled the chair of mental and moral sciences, 1853-55. He was U.S. senator, 1855-65, and resigned his seat during the special session of the senate, May 13, 1865, to take his seat in the cabinet of President Johnson as secretary of the interior, having been nominated by President Lincoln in March, 1865. He was again elected to the senate in 1866 and resigned from the cabinet, March 4, 1867, to take his seat for a third senatorial term. He was a candidate for a fourth term, but was defeated by W. B. Allison. At the close of his term, March 3, 1873, he retired to his home at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He was presiding judge of the court of commissioners of Alabama claims, 1882-85. His fame as an orator and debater was second only to Webster and Sumner, and in the reply to the latter in the Santo Domingo question his speech attracted wide attention as an example of convincing oratory. He was for a time editor of the Washington Chronicle. He received the degree of LL.D. from Indiana Asbury (Depauw) university in 1858. Senator Harlan's mother died in 1896 in Park county, Ind., aged one hundred years and five months. He died in Mr. Pleasant, Iowa, Oct. 5, 1899. [Source: The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol.5, p.87]

HARLAN, JAMES, journalist, lawyer, college president, congressman, United States senator, was born Aug. 25, 1820, in Clarke county, Ill. He was superintendent of public instruction for Iowa in 1847; and was president of the Iowa Wesleyan university in 1853. He was elected a senator in congress from Iowa in 1855; and was re-elected to the senate for the term ending in 1867. In 1865 he resigned his seat in the senate and entered upon his duties as secretary of the interior. In 1866 he was again re-elected to the senate for the term commencing in 1867 and ending in 1873. In 1869 he was appointed president of the Iowa university, and after leaving the senate in 1873 became proprietor and editor of the Washington Chronicle. [Source: Ancestry Reference Library, Ancestry Incorporated, Orem, Utah. 1998 edition, a collection of genealogical reference works reproduced on CD, Thomas William Herringshaw, Encyclopedia of American Biography, p.449]

Harlan, James (1820-1899) was a United States senator from Iowa fro 1855 to 1865. He first ran as a member of the Free Soil Party and later as a Republican. He became secretary of the interior in 1865 but resigned in 1866 because he opposed President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies. He reentered the Senate in 1867 and voted to convict Johnson in an impeachment trial. Harlan served in the Senate until 1873. Born in Clark County, Illinois, he graduated from Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) in 1845. He was president of Iowa Wesleyan College from 1853 to 1855 and from 1869 to 1870. A statue of Harlan represents Iowa in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D. D. [Source: "World Book 2001", H-vol.9, pg. 61. Chicago: World Book Encyclopedia 2001] 
Harlan, James (I8100)

He came to Brock's Gap area of Rockingham (then Orange) County Va.with father Jacob and brother John around 1740, but earliest known record of him was dated 4 Feb. 1752 when he bought 400 acres at the Gap. He was elder of St. Peter's Reformed Church. 5 Miles NE of Elkton VA in 1767. (Reference: Groff Book II
Author: Jane Evans Best
 Publication: Masthof Press, Rt 1, Box 20, Mill rd, Morgantown, PA 19543)

Originally Brothers lived At Brock's Gap, a mountian pass, about 20 miles west of Lithia Springs from about 1750 to1763. In 1764 his Father-in-law, Adam Miller, offered him 280 acres and 200 pounds on the condition that he would be allowed to spend the rest of his life at "the new house now a building on said plantation", and that Jacob was to keep his in-laws supplied with two cows, a horse, meet, barley, wheat, and 33 gals. of whiskey. Jacob then moved to Lithia Springs. The springs are now know as "Bear Lithia Springs" They are about 2 mi. north of Elkton, Va. Jacob was a Lt. in the Militia during Revolution, recorded Feb. 23, 1780. He and brother John married sisters Ann and Elizabeth Miller. Spelled Bare and Baer was called "Whiskey" because he's kept his father in law warm with whiskey. 
Baer, Jacob Jr. (I11724)

He was merchant, a member of Frederick County, MD. School Board, founder and director of Myersville, Frederick County, MD., Savings Bank, and founder of the Lutheran Church, Myersville. 
Brown, Joseph (I11331)

Henry Baltzell lived on the farm until about 1846, when he sold it and removed to Shelby County, where his wife died. He then returned to Mercer County and lived among his children until his death in 1867. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and a democrat in politics. (A Portrait and Biographical Record of Mercer and Van Wert Counties, Ohio, Part 1, p238) 
Baltzell, Henry (I2402)

Henry was a farmer. He was born a Quaker, but later became a Baptist. He married 5 March 1860 to Mary A Crew (1838-1898), daughter of Robert E Crew & Methetibal "Hetty" Shelley. No children, but in the 1880 Dayton, Ohio census, Henry & Mary were providing a home for a niece, May Belle Harlan*, 14; & also Henry's widowed brother, Sock Harlan, 39, a retail liquor dealer. Dayton city directories state Sock had a saloon at 230 South Ludlow. 
Harlan, Henry Justice (I8769)

His name in English, Ralph; written anciently in Dutch, Rolf; in the fifteenth century, Relof; in the seventeenth century, Rolef, Roleff, Roelef, Roeleff; and later Rolf and Roelof. 
Swartwolt, Rolef (I11249)

In the 1750's, Forbes Road between St. Loudon through Ft. Bedford was built to Ft. Pitt at the forks of the Ohio, and Gist's Trace was built from Cumberland, Maryland, to the Monongahela River area south of Ft. Pitt. At first, it was illegal for the white man to settle there since it was considered Indian territory. However, in 1768, the Treaty of Ft. Stanwix opened the whole region south and east of the Ohio River. A land office was established at Pittsburgh in 1769 and by 1771, the population in the region reached 10,000 families.

In 1770, John Hormell settled on a tract of land situated on the West side of Monongahela River, now in Washington County, Pennsylvania and became one of the first frontiersmen on the new western Pennsylvania frontier. His land was finally officially surveyed in 1786 and included 398-1/2 acres. The estate was to be called "Eutaw" and began at a Box Elder tree on the bank of the Monongahela River and ran by land of Jonas Potts, John Jenkinson, and Henry Hormell, and up said river to the place of beginning. The land patent from Philadelphia was issued on April 8, 1788, and in October, 1789, John and his wife Eleanor sold 135 acres of "Eutaw" to Jacob Hormell for 200 pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania. It is presumed that both Henry (born on January 1, 1747 and died in Warren County, Ohio, on February 16, 1834) and Jacob Hormell (born in 1737) were brothers of John Hormell, Sr. Jacob called his 135 acres "Garland" and lived there until his death, in 1821, raising his family and passing it onto his heirs.

John Hormell, who was born in 1743 was already 27 when he settled with his wife Eleanor, aged 29, on the Pennsylvania frontier to build a new life from scratch on land that had to be cleared and developed out of the forest.

John was enrolled during 1781 and 1782 as a Private First Class in Captain Robert Sweeny's Sixth Company, Fifth Battalion, of the Washington County, Militia during the Revolutionary War, along with his two brothers. It is not known whether or not the Hormell brothers saw any action against the Indians.

After the end of the Revolutionary War, John and Eleanor continued to raise their family which eventually included, besides their son John, seven daughters. The 1788 tax records for East Bethlehem Twp. in Washington County, Pa., show John Hormell as owning only about 278 acres of the original 400 acres he claimed in 1786. For this land he paid 173 shillings in land tax. He also paid 17 shillings tax for the three horses he owned, 8 shillings for four cows, 30 shillings for two stills he owned and operated, and 90 shillings for the two "Neagors" he owned. This was considered high by their standards and they had to be rather prosperous in order to pay it. The 1794 tax records show John Hormell's taxes as follows: 280 acres-140 shillings, 1 negro-40 shillings, 5 horses-30 shillings, 5 cows-12 shillings.

Slavery was abolished gradually in Pennsylvania by a law passed in 1780 which stated that any person born to a slave after the date of passage would not be considered a slave. Slavery existed in that state legally far into the 19th century. John would have had either to free or sell his one slave when he migrated to Ohio since slavery was forbidden there by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. There is no record of what he did. John and Eleanor sold their farm "Eutaw" on October 19, 1795 for 1000 pounds.

When most people are starting to think about retiring, John, at 54, and his wife Eleanor, at 56, were starting all over again in a land where people literally had to begin anew with nothing but hard work and what they brought with them.

On December 22, 1797, John Hormell, Sr. bought 420 acres for $400.00 from James Matthews in what is now Warren County,. The senior Hormell also bought on that date 160 acres for $175.00 from Ephram Kibbey, one of the founding fathers of Columbia, a town which has since been incorporated into the east side of Cincinnati. The next year on December 31, 1798, he sold the 160 acres in Range 1, Township 3, Section 13 to George Palser, his son-in-law, the husband of Rebecca, his daughter. It seems that the older Hormell used his money to buy land for his children while it was still relatively cheap and easy to get, and then sold it to them when they had the money.

It seems that John did this for his son also because according to the "Western Star", Lebanon's newspaper during the first half of the nineteenth century, John Hormell, Jr., "moved to Warren County, in the month of June 1798," and was one of the original settlers.

Not knowing that his land patents (titles) would not be assured because of a dispute over how much land belonged to whom, John Hormell, Sr. continued to contract to buy more land. Little did he know that he would become involved, as a victim, in the famous Symmes Land Purchase dispute. John Cleves Symmes was a New Jersey congressman who, seeing a chance to make a lot money, petitioned Congress in 1787 to buy two million acres between the Great and Little Miami Rivers, starting north from the Ohio River. Without waiting for approval from Congress, he started advertising the land for sale, sold $83,000 worth of it, and started west to visit and oversee the establishment of settlements on it. Congress approved only one million acres of the request, starting on the east side of the Great Miami River and going eastward only 21 miles. This left out the town of Columbia, which was founded in 1788, and the land John, Sr. bought north of Lebanon. By the time Symmes heard that Congress had not granted him all the land that he had asked for, he had already sold much of the land which was not really his. In the hopes that Congress would eventually grant him the rest of the land between the two Miami Rivers, he continued to sell to the incoming settlers during the 1790's. John Hormell, being among these, continued to buy land. On November 3, 1799, he bought 402 acres lying on the north side of Sec. 26, T 4, R 1 in the Miami Purchase for a loan of $1,703 of which he promised to $853 by June, 1800, and $852 by June 1801. On March 4, 1800, he bough 35 acres in the town of Columbia plus 160 acres of farm land outside of town from Ephram Kibbey for $301. On June 13, 1801, John, Sr. of Columbia Twp., Hamilton Co. bought 430 acres in R 2, T 3, Sec. 21 for $1,200 from John C. Symmes himself who then lived in Northbend (west of Cincinnati) on the Ohio.

About this time, the federal government decided that the land ownership dispute had to be resolved in the Miami country. Congress delineated very specifically which lands had been sold to Symmes and thus were legal sales, and which lands still belonged to the U.S. government and would have to be bought again. The Hormell lands were very definitely outside the legal Symmes land grant. This ownership "mess" took five years to clear up. Between March of 1799 and March of 1804, Congress passed five Symmes Land Acts which stated, in essence, that all people who had bought tracts of land from the speculator John C. Symmes would be allowed to keep their land if they would apply to the U.S. government for a patent, pay $3.00 to have their tract surveyed, and pay $2.00 per acre on all land they claimed. Arriving early in the Ohio Country had assured the Hormell family of choice land, but not the best financial advantage. The land north of Lebanon would have to bought again; $840 for the 420 acres for which John, Sr. had already paid $400 in 1797. He not only paid for the 420 acres again, but he bought the whole section which included 640 acres. While he was at it, he also bought the 640 acre section (Sec. 33, T 4, R 4) directly to the north of the original Sec.. 32, T 4, R 4. This made a total of 1,280 acres (or two square miles) that John, Sr. bought for $2,560. On November 13, 1801, the land office granted him Section 32 in the Preempted Land Symmes Purchase and on November 14, 1801, it granted him Section 33 in the Congress Lands Between the Miami Rivers Survey. The original land patent that John Hormell finally received federal government in 1804 for Sec. 32 reads as follows: To all to whom these presents shall come, GREETING: Know Ye, that John Hormel of Hamilton County, having deposited in the Treasury a certificate of the Register of the Land-office at Cincinnati, whereby it appears that he has made full payment for Section Number Thirty Two of Township Number Four in the Fourth Range of the Land lying between the Great Miami river and the Virginia reservation, sold under the direction of the Register of the Land-office at Cincinnati, by virtue of the right of pre-emption granted by law to certain persons who have contracted with John Cleves Symmes or his associates,

THERE IS GRANTED, by the United States, in pursuance of the act of Congress in that case provided, unto the said John Hormel the section of land above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said section of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said John Hormel, his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, Given under my Hand at the City of Washington the Twenty Second day of August in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred four and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Twenty Ninth.
By the President, Th. Jefferson
James Madison, Sec.of State

The patent for Sec. 33 reads the same except for the change in facts for land description. That next June 1805, John Sr. was able to sell his son 171 acres in Sec. 32. By this time, John, Jr. and Rachel had already built their log cabin, cleared the land for farming, and had started to raise a family.

John Hormell, Sr. continued to buy land and on November 12, 1805, he bought from Marsh Williams 220 acres in Sec. 25, T 4, R? for $1400. On April 28, 1818, he bought 14 acres for $216 (in Creek Twp. Sec. 5, T 3, R 2) from Martin Gray. Whatever happened to these properties in Hamilton County, is a mystery since a good search of the records at the courthouse in Cincinnati reveals a great confusion in property deeds for that period because of the Symmes Land Scandal. It seems that he abandoned his claims to lands in Hamilton County, and concentrated his efforts on the two square miles of land north of Lebanon. Although John, Sr. and Eleanor were still officially living in Columbia Twp. in Hamilton County, in 1805, they were residents of Warren County, by 1809 when he was listed on the tax returns. In 1810, he paid $10.05 tax on the 1,005 acres that he still owned, having sold 171 acres to his son and 75 acres to someone else.

When he died in 1823 at the age of 80, John, Sr. could rest peacefully in the knowledge that he had attained the goal that the New World promised and which all who came to America hoped to achieve. He is buried on a knoll on his farm near Rt. 48 beside his wife, Eleanor who died also at the age of 80, in 1821. Although the tombstones are now across the road in the Kirby Cemetery, they are still on their frontierland where they belong. [Source: Stanley Wright Aultz, "Chronicles of a Griffis Family", Miamisburg, Ohio: S. W. Aultz 1981]

The earliest history at present known of the Hormells in America is that about 1770 they were living at or near Brownsville, Fayette County, and West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., two brothers, John and Jacob, and a cousin of these, Henry. Tradition says they came from Holland. The probability is that the family is of French Huguenot stock and took refuge in Holland or Germany at the time of the persecutions and later some of them emigrated to America. the three all married and raised families. In 1808 John and Henry migrated to Warren County, Ohio taking their children, some of whom even already married, with them or sending for them later. As they all seem to have been in the Washington Co. militia about 1782-3 they must have lived in that county, though Silas Swindler, a son-in-law of Henry lived at Redstone, Fayette Co. John and Henry settles on farms north of Lebanon on or near the Dayton Turnpike, John south of Merrittstown and Henry on Clear Creek, 3 1/2 miles south of Ridgeville. John had five children, four of them girls. The son had eight children but only two of them boys, so there are comparatively few of the descendants by the name of Hormell. Jacob remarried in Penna. and the Hormells in and about Brownsville are his descendants.

John an Eleanor Hormell sold their farm of 393 acres in 1789, part of it to Jacob Hormell, and moved to Columbia Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Warren County, Ohio was later extablished from Hamilton County, Ohio in 1803). In 1796 John Hormell paid taxes of $2.73 on 726 acres of land.

Eleanor Hormell, wife of John Hormell, died March 17, 1821. john Hormell died Jan. 15, 1823 and was interred beside his wife in a pasture on his farm, now (1963) the Guard Farm one mile north of Lebanon, Ohio east side of Route 48 in turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio near the Old Kirby Cemetery.

The two old tombstones in a cow pasture, up on a knoll, read as follows:
In Memory of
John Hormel
who departed this life
January 15, 1823
aged 80 years

In Memory of
John Hormel
who departed this life
January 15, 1823
aged 80 years

John Hormell left over 1,000 acres to be distributed among his heirs. His will is found in Old CP book 26 Number 2 filed Feb. 3, 1823, Recorded June 14, 1824. [Source: Gillis, W. Floyd, "Hormell Family"]

Vol. 1A P. 210 dated Oct. 22, 1771 John Hormell to Abraham Teegarden for 10 pounds lawful money of Great Britain by me claimed on the North side of the north fork of Ten Mile Creek about 12 miles above the great fork of said creek.

Vol IL P. 724 dated Oct. 19, 1795 John Hormell to Rees Cadwallader of Fayette County, John Couzens and Joseph Townsend of Washington County 1,000 pounds for 278 acres. [Source: Gillis, W. Floyd, ""Hormell Family", pg. 6] 
Hormell, John (I6899)

Jacob Fetter, farmer; P. O. Bradford. Jacob Fetter, a son of Samuel Fetter, a native of Huntingdon Co., Penn., emigrated to Ohio in the year 1811, and located in Newton Township, Miami Co.; lived there until 1816 ; moved into Newberry Township, and purchased a farm known as the Yount farm. The subject of this sketch was born upon the Yount farm April 13, 1818; his early life was spent in assisting his father upon the farm; he knows something of the hardships that the early pioneers had to endure; he has always lived in the same school district, but not on the same farm; he owns a good farm lying west of the one mentioned, and west of Stillwater. Mr. Fetter has twice been married; first, Dec. 18, 1838, with Miss Maria, a daughter of John Hagan. Mrs. Fetter died May 29, 1848, leaving four children, viz., Nancy, Catharine, Hannah and John H. His second-marriage was celebrated Dec. 19, 1850, with Miss Catharine, a daughter of Jacob Brumbaugh. From this union they had three children-Emma V., Mary F. and Samuel A. M. Mr. Fetter has held several public offices; was Trustee, Land Appraiser and Assessor for several terms each. His father was either the first or second Justice of the Peace of Newberry Township. 
Fetters, Samuel (I625)

Jacob Vetter (Feder/Fetter) was born in Freinsheim, Germany. His parents were Nickel Vetter (Vatter) and Maria Elisabetha. He was confirmed at Freinsheim Reformed Church in 1725. He came to America on the ship "Mortonhouse" in 1729. He was naturalized in April of 1743, Philadelphia.

A member of Oley Moravian Congregation, he later moved to Bethlehem, then later to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His profession was cabinet maker. He married in 1732 to Magdalena Berlolet. They had 9 children. Magdalena died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 28 September 1755, age 46.
Their children were:
1. Johann Daniel
2. Johann Gottlieb
3. Peter
4. son
5. stillborn son
6. stillborn son
7. Nathaniel
8. Johann Jacob
9. Maria Salome

His second marriage was to Christina Metz on April 17, 1756. They had 6 children. She died in Lancaster in 1791.
(Courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial 16280194) 
Vetter, Jacob (I637)

James was the eldest child of James and Ellen Hosmer. James was to inherit the Hosmer farm in Concord, and when he married Sara White another house was built for him and his new bride on the Hosmer farm lot. This was very near the Fitchburg Railroad bridge over the north branch of the Assabet River. This home remained in the family until 1870. James led a peaceful existence at the farm until Spring of 1676 when Indians began attacking families in his area in an attempt to wipe out the entire white settlement in this area of Concord and Sudbury. James answered the call to arms "Arriving near the garrison house of Walter Haynes, they were decoyed into an ambush and several were killed. James stayed in the fight as long as possible, but when it was evident that the fight was lost he fled. It was while he was swimming across the river that he was shot and killed. At a stone post placed at the scene of the fight his name heads the list of those who lost their lives in this battle of King Philip's War. (Find A Grave Memorial ID 48428001)
Hosmer, James Jr. (I7647)

John Hormell was a very generous man. Besides his own eleven children, he raised his step-daughter Sarah Jane Rogers. Note quoted to my Aunt Ruth Piersol from our Great Aunt Mary Piersol: "Mary Ann Gauslin had an illegitimate child, Sarah Jane Rogers...he said it was nothing to her discredit, as she was the wronged party and he brought up Sarah Jane as his own daughter, and at the time of his last illness said that he had a little bit of writing that he must do to see that justice was done. He did his writing, and had it witnessed so that Sarah Jane Rogers would be provided for. This "writing: was in addition to his regular will. He "John Hormell" also raised his nephew John Smith, son of his sister Nancy Hormell Smith; and one other girl Alice Macklefresh. (by Olive Emerson on FamilySearch) 
Family (F2813)

John Michael came to Indiana in 1861. A log cabin was built on land he purchased 1/4 east of the first crossroad north of Sidney, Indiana. This site would be the future home of five generations of the Michael family and the birthplace of many Michael decendents. It would be the site of the first Michael reunion in 1895 and reunions held in 1914 & 1925. John Michael was a farmer and native of Pennsylvania. He moved to Carroll County, Ohio with his parents in 1812. He and his wife Anna were both Pennsylvania dutch ancestry, were educated and spoke that language. John could speak English, but Anna's English was broken. They taught their children to speak Dutch. All 13 of their children were born in Carroll County, Ohio. John 1833-1890, Lydiann 1835-1892, George 1837-1923, Adam 1839-1920, Juliann 1842-1932, Elizabeth 1843-1889, Peter 1846-1923, Mary Jane 1848-1910, Rachel 1850-1924, Amanda 1852-1854, Noah 1854-1932, Cornelia 1858-1937, Sarah 1860-1923. Politically John Michael was Republican. In early life John & Anna united with the Lutheran Church. After moving to Indiana they united with the Brethren Church in Sidney. (Find A Grave Memorial ID 47811843 ) 
Michael, John (I332)

John William Harlan's occupation was the manufacture of brick, and as such he spent many years of his life in the city of Austin, Travis County, Texas, where he superintended the largest brick making plant in that state, if not the largest in the entire South. During this period he made the brick which entered into the Terrell Insane Hospital, the power house, and big dam at Austin, Texas, The Confederate Home, the State House and a number of other buildings in that beautiful city. A stroke of paralysis disabled him from attending to his duties, and he came North to spend his remaining days, which were so few, among his people. He was a Master Mason, and at his death a member of Harveysburg (Ohio) Lodge No. 312. 
Harlan, John William (I8779)

Joseph S. Quince--is a merchant of Malottville, where, in company with John P. Radenbaugh, he is keeping a general store. His birth took place in Richland county, Ohio, November 5, 1845, and his marriage in Paulding county, February 12, 1872, his choice being Mary Anastocie Socie, who was born in Stark county, Ohio, August August 28, 1850. Their family consists of; Francis E., born November 22, 1872, died February 7, 1881. Francis and Catherine (Shelley) Quince, are Joseph S.'s parents; his father died July 8, 1879. Mrs. Quinces's parents are Eugene and Frances (Cholley) Socie. Mr. Quince's grandmother, Mary J., is living in this township, age ninety-two years. His brother, Francis A., was killed by lightning. August 19, 1880. Joseph S. has been Assessor and Trustee of this township. His address is Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. (Source: "History of Northwestern Ohio-History of Paulding County" by Everett A. Budd, includes a part of the " Historical Hand Atlas", H. H. Hardesty & County, Pub. 1882 Pgs. 179-239, by Marjean Holmes Workman 1992, Pg. 214, Township and Personal Histories) 
Quince, Joseph Solomon (I689)

Leven Elias Leeth can be found in various records as Leaven, Leven, Elevin and Levan. I used the spelling most often found on his documents. I believe he was probably named after a great grandfather whose name was Levin Harnanson. Levin is the more common spelling for this name.

MEMORIES.... by Charlotte (Leeth) Beck
The thing I remember most about grandpa was that he never smiled, never cracked a joke, was very strict and very religious. He wore a long handlebar mustache and none of the kids liked it when he kissed them, including me. Grandpa and Grandma Leeth lived with us for awhile in Lancaster, Ohio.

Leven worked in the Tile Mills near East Liberty and after Almina died, he moved to Paulding.

Antwerp News
W. A. Begleman and wife, who have been visiting here, the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levan Leeth, and family departed for their home, at Toledo, Monday. (Source: The Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Wednesday, November 15, 1916, pg. 9)

January 1952, Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. LEVEN LEETH, son of John and Nancy Leeth, was born in Pike County, Ohio, March 17, 1856, and departed this life at the home of his son, John Payne, Ohio, about 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 12, 1952, having reached the age of 95 years, 9 months and 27 days. Mr. Leeth was united in marriage to Louisa Shelly, April 3, 1884, and to them were born five sons and four daughters. Mr. Leeth lived a very religious life, was a faithful husband, a good father, a fine neighbor and a true friend to all who knew him. His surviving relatives are his wife; his five sons, John, of Payne, Ohio, Charles of Dayton, Ohio, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David of Latty, Ohio and Lafie E. of Briceton, Ohio; four daughters, Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Ohio, Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Rhoda Baughman of Holly, Mich., and Edith Brown of Wawaka, Ind; thirty=six grandchildren, fifty-nine great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Martin Leeth. (Church of the Nazarene)

January 1952, Payne, Paulding County, Ohio. Leven Elis Leeth, 95, a resident of Payne 75 years, died Saturday afternoon at his home after a long illness. Surviving are his wife; five sons, John of Payne, Charles of Dayton, Harry of Jerome, Mich., David of Latty, and Lafie, of Briceton; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Milligan of Milford Center, Mrs. Ethel Maxwell of Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Edith Brown, Wawaka, Ind., and Mrs. Rhoada Baughman, Hooly Mich.; 36 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Evans Funeral Home where friends may call after 10 a.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. F.J. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Wiltsie Cemetery, east of here. 
Leeth, Leven Elias (I8)

Levi Collins came to Clarksville or vicinity in 1814, when he was five months old, and has done more to populate the town than any other individual being the father of twenty-one children nearly all of them living. He is a cooper by trade: has lived in Clarksville nearly all his life; has been twice married. His first wife was Martha Brannan, by whom he had twelve children. In 1860, he was married to Elizabeth Rife, by whom he has nine children.
(History of Clinton County, pg. 792) 
Collins, Levi (I12329)

Listed in some records as Annie Florea 
Florea, Ruth Anna (I1536)

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