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Mamie was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, active in church work, and for several years Secretary of the Robertson County, Fair Board and Director of the First National Bank of Franklin. After the death of Brown, she returned to live in Gallipolis for the rest of her life, and her home there was a popular stopping-off place for her relatives whenever they were near Gallipolis. Many of these attended her ninetieth birthday, and that day the Postmaster of Gallipolis personally delivered to her a good sized package of birthday greetings. Brown and Mamie rest in the cemetery on top of the hill at Gallipolis. [Source: Donald Brown Ewing, "Our Ewings in America 1740-1966", Santa Monica, California: The acme Press, 1966] 
Clark, Mary Laura (I6816)
 
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Mary Jane married Michael Kessler, son of Henry Kessler. She died quite young as did their only son. (Source: The Miami County Historical Society, Tipp City, Ohio, "History of Miami County Ohio", Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing County, pg. 440) 
Cress, Mary Jane (I2327)
 
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MEMORIES
As a toddler I couldn't pronouce "Walter" and so he became my Uncle Balby. To a young girl he was very exciting and interesting as he owned horses and brahma bulls and was in the rodeo. I remember one time when his horse turned around and bit him on the shoulder while he was tending it in the barn. He would take me rides on a pony--every little girls dream! 
Leeth, Walter Edward (I16)
 
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Memories... from Bob Lackey
Born to Burt & Jessella Lackey March 4, 1926 in Xenia, Ohio. As a child I grew up under the "specter" of the depression years, even though Dad was a respected dentist in town, it was rough going, although I don't remember going hungry. I do remember Dad getting paid "in kind", i.e. farm produce from farmers, slab wood from the local mill man, etc. Also I remember my mother's personal sacrifices and frugal planning.
By necessity and encouragement of my parents I learned to work to help around the home place. Then when 11 years old I had a magazine route; this progressed to a paper route, farm hand at the farm of my Sunday school teacher, Albert Ankeney, then in high school, I was a butcher at neighborhood grocery store. All this served me well, in that I learned the "work ethic" at an early age. It also gave much needed money for clothes, etc. During this time I earned money to buy my first trumpet and later a King cornet as I progressed in the band and orchestra (from 7th through 12th grades). This last instrument was of such great expense ($120), that I got a loan at the Citizens Bank, which I paid off with my paper route. This, I'm sure to the amusement of the local banker, although a good learning experience. This loan experience paid off in my senior year when I bought a 1937 Dodge.
WWII influenced my thoughts greatly during high school. I always enjoyed sports and outdoor activities. During my junior and senior years we had the Victory Corp, where we participated long endurance runs and obstacle courses, all in preparation for the Marine Corp. later, June 2, 1944. I took boot camp at Paris Island, South Carolina. Went to "band school" at Paris Island, then to combat infantry training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and shipped overseas in October 1944 to the South Pacific, Guadalcanal. I joined the 22nd Regiment, 6th Marine Division that landed on Okinawa, Easter Sunday April 1, 1945. There I learned about combat first-hand, as a stretcher-bearer. I was discharged February 1946 after several months in the navy hospitals with a tropical fungus infection and returned to Xenia, Ohio.
Then adjustment to civilian life, which didn't take too long! I enrolled at Ohio University in the fall of 1946. When home on leave in December 1945, I renewed my acquaintance with a high school friend, Frances Douthett. We dated and were engaged Christmas 1946. We were married August 23, 1947 in Xenia, she then joined me in Athens, Ohio.
I graduated from Ohio University May 1949 with a B.S.C. with a major in accounting. Following college my career over the years involved tax auditing, general, cost, sales accounting, manager of accounting and factory auditing. Places of Employment were: Bureau of Internal Revenue, Athens, Ohio; National Tube, U.S. Steel, Gary Indiana; Dayton Tire & Rubber County, Dayton, Ohio and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Our joy of having a family began in Gary, Indiana with sons, Dan September 8, 1951 and Dave, a year later, September 5, 1952. After waiting four years, it was a joy to share our lives with two healthy, robust sons for whom we thank the Lord. As a family we enjoyed many activities, i.e.: hiking, camping, canoeing, snow skiing, rock climbing and fishing.
During the 1970's, and the "empty nest syndrome", we learned to Square Dance, and became active for over 20 years in Silver Spurs Square Dance Club. We held several offices in the club during that time.
Early retirement came in 1982 at age 56. Time spent after retirement from Dayton Tire & Rubber involved: H & R Block tax preparation, teaching woodworking to kindergarten children at their summer camp, building a woodworking shop and a sun room onto our house; working in the shop; and enjoyed other home projects, such as remodeling the kitchen and redecorating the bathrooms. I also did contract building and repair projects.
To add to our blessings were our two granddaughters, Simone and Anna; born November 12, 1989 and November 20, 1992, respectively. At this time I was able to enjoy making special woodworking projects for the girls, including a walnut cradle, small chairs, doll beds and swings, and various pull toys, to name a few.
I have been active in our local church, over the years (since 1972), singing in the choir, serving as deacon on the board, and as church treasurer for several years; also I was involved in many building projects.
I joined the Gideons in 1988 and have been active in their work; distributing and placing bibles and giving church reports. The distribution of scriptures at colleges, grade schools, and at the Oklahoma City military induction center and placement of bibles at motels.
As far as my basic beliefs are concerned, I was raised in a home where Christianity, morality, and honesty were an important part of life. I "accepted Christ" and Christianity around the age of twelve. However, teenage years and time in the service diluted the emphasis on spiritual matters - although after becoming a father in our family, I tried to do what I should by taking the family to church and Sunday school through the years. I believe that as one grows older we mature; then with heart bypass surgery and Fran's cancer we were both drawn closer to God, the Bible, and the Christian walk. Prayer for our children, grandchildren, our family and others has been a vital part of our daily life.
We have enjoyed travel (not abroad) in our country and, on many occasion, visiting family and friends. We camped out on many trips. Some of the most memorable were: 1948--a delayed "honeymoon" to Niagara Falls; 1962--a first time trip to Colorado with family, where a personal "love affair" with that state began; 1976--the first trip to California where we spent the bicentennial (July 4th) at Disneyland. We also had wonderful visit with family members; 1988--second trip to California where we attended a National Square Dance Convention and again visited with family. Yes, there were many others, which are highlighted in my mind, which will have to be covered in a separated writing. The most memorable recent trip was our trip to Atlanta this past June 22-25, 2001 for the Lackey Family Reunion. It was a wonderful time! Renewing family contacts, visiting and enjoying each other's company. It was a special delight to see our granddaughters make friendships with cousins et al, they had never met before! [Source: Written by Robert E. Lackey for the family reunion] 
Lackey, Robert Ellsworth (I6800)
 
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Mentioned in the probate records of Stephen Clark, deceased. 
Martin, Prudence (I6875)
 
156

Mentioned in the will of Isaac Florea as wife Nancy. 
Hayes, Nancy (I1354)
 
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Mentioned in the will of Thomas Walls as father Samuel, Executor. 
Walls, Samuel Sr. (I380)
 
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Mother is Alta Sutton, father not proven. Adopted by Fred and Viola Brainard - Court ordered adoption. 
Leeth, Mildred June (I73)
 
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Named for his father, who died in January before he was born, this kindly dispositioned, bright young lad was special to his mother. He left school to work for a local butcher, feeling the need of earning. Like his older brothers, he helped farm at home and for others. He enjoyed many friends and his family. during a heavy rain at the time of the Miami Valley Flood of 1913, while driving cattle, he contracted a severe chest cold, developing into tuberculosis. After many months of illness, he died at age 20 years. During his extended illness he was always hopeful and tried to make it easier for those who cared for him. [Source: Laura E. Rosnagle, "The John and Jane Fleming Hayner Genealogy", Cincinnati, Ohio : John & Jane Fleming Hayner Reunion, 1983 (Utica, Ky. : McDowell Publications, pg. 141] 
Hormell, Joseph Courtland II (I8454)
 
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New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam) the capital of New Netherland was a Dutch settlement/trading post established in 1624. On September 8th, 1664, Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, officially establishing New York City. After this date it became. New York, British Colonial America, until 1775 
Huybertse, Lambert (I6326)
 
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Newspaper: Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, Ohio), 4 February 1869, p3
Court.—The Spring Term of the Court of Common Pleas will begin, in this city, March 8th. The following are the Jurors selected...
Grand Jurors... Listed among the names is Amos Clark, Clay and Jesse Ingels, Gallipolis. 
Ingels, Jesse Thomas (I11384)
 
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No children. 
Family (F127)
 
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NOTE: The Hosmer Brothers, John & Stephen, married the Billings Sisters, Mary & Prudence. 
Family (F3077)
 
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NOTE: The Hosmer Brothers, John & Stephen, married the Billings Sisters, Mary & Prudence. 
Family (F4367)
 
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AT A GENERALL COURT FOR NEWHAVEN THE 4TH OF AUGUST 1651
John Benham Informed the Court that when this plantation first began, he was by the Authority then setled here, sent forth to looke for Claye to make brickes, wherein he spent as much time as was worth twenty shillings, wch he thinkes the towne should allow him: diuers that were then here present, said he was so sent forth, and thereupon the towne were now willing hee should have Allowance, and therefore wished him to bring his Account to the Gouernour, who is to order the Treasurer to paye him what he findes just. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917). pg. 79]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN THE 7TH OF SEPTEMR, 1652
John Benham was complained of for a defective gunn; he said he could not gett it mended, though it had bine long at the gunsmithes for a new touchhole, but was told if he would haue worked for the gunsmith, hee would haue mended it, but the next Court by Corporall Nash hee poued that he then had two gunns in good order, beside that defective one, wch two was for him and his sonn; so it past wthout a fine. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917). pg. 137]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY, 1652
John Benham was complained of for absence at Trayning one day; he said hee had a kill of brickes to burne, and by the wettnes of the weather he was put of; that he was forced to burne them that weeke, and if he had not begun it vpon ye second day, he could not finish beforeye Saboth, vpon wch ground the Court past it without a fine. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917). pg. 160

AT A GENERALL COURT FOR NEWHAVEN, JUNE 14TH, 1654
Concerning horses, according to ye Generall Courts Order, it was now agreed that what horses are in ye Towne, fitt for service, shall be looked vp speedily: and Edward Camp, James Bishopp, John Benham, and John Thomas, are appointed to that service: and ye Townsmen are appointed to consider of a place for a pasture for them: a place neere Peter Mallaries was named, and also some part of Mr Hawkins his out lott, and a place neere William Dauis his house: and those that haue sadles were desired to see yt they are in readines for publique service. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917. pg. 216]

AT A GENRALL COURT FOR NEWHAUEN, 12TH OF MARCH, 1654/55
It is refferred to the Military officers to chuse and agree wth a new drummer for the Towne, in ye roome of John Benham, who desires to released. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917. pg. 234]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEW HAUEN YE 5TH OF FEBRUARY, 1655
John Benham, Senior, passeth ouer to his sonn Joseph Benham all the accommodations wch belonged to that lott wch was at first giuen him by the Towne, next ye lot of Thomas Nash wch he lately sold to Robert Talmage. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917). pg. 267]

AT A GEN. COURT HELD FOR NEWHAUEN 18TH OF MAY 1656
...John Benham, Senior, and Henry Bristown are chosen packers for flesh, and tooke oath to attend righteousnes therin, according to ye order in ye case, so farr as they haue light.
...John Benham is appointed to beate ye drumm for all publique meetings vpon Lords days and other occasions till ye next Towne meeting, either vpon ye topp of the meeting-house on ye Saboth, or to obserue ye winde & beat so that ye whole Towne may heare. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917). pg. 277

AT A GEN. COURT FOR NEWHAUEN THE 29TH OF JULY 1656
John Benham, Senior, being lame in his arme and hauing lost one of his thumbs, was vpon his desire freed from trayning. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917). pg. 282]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAUEN, 5TH, 3D MO, 1657
The Marshall had order to speake wth Jhn Benham, as from ye Court, tat a woman he brought into the Towne from west Chester (as it said, wife to on Knap in Vergenia) who hath given offenc here, that she be caried away by him againe, else he will be lyable to answer what damage doth come thereby. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917 pg. 312]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAUEN, YE 7TH 5TH MO 1657
John Benham appeared and desired of ye Court that they would release him from ye bargaine he tooke of ym in cattell, wch is ye estate of ye children of John Walker deceased: for he is weake & lame and vnable to provide for them. The Court told him they would take time to consider of it, and fiue him an anwser. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917 pg. 317]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAUEN YE 4TH, 6TH MO, 1657
What was last Court propounded by John Benham, concerning the cattell he hath taken of the chilldren of John Walker, was againe spoken to, and Jno Benham was told that in respect of his bodily weakeness the Court inclines to fauour him, and shall release him for his part of the bargaine, but for the other halfe wch his sonn Joseph hath, he must still keepe them, and both must still stand securitie till the bargaine be fully performed, or they by the Court released; he was further told that an equall deuission cannot be made of the cattell vnless they bee seene, and therfore he is speedily to get them together (wch he said he hoped to doe in a weekes time, and then some appointed by the Court shall view them, and so it may be agreed, wch Joseph shall keepe still, and wch shall be otherwise disposed of. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917) pg. 319, 320]

AT A MEETING OF THE COURT PRIUATELY AT THE GOUERNORS, 22TH, 6TH MO, 57
It was agreen (Jno Benham, Senior, Joseph Benham, and Edwa. Watson being present) that Edward Watson should haue all the Cattell wch are now to be deliuered, that was put to Jno Benham and his sonn, and they should be free in October next when the time comes vp, payeing in proportion for alowanc according to their ingagemt, and that they be helpfull to Edwa. Watson in provideing fodder for them this next winter, wch they promised they would; and Edward Watson was now asked [222] what securitie he can put in, wth himselfe, if he have the cattell: he named Richard Hulol, and had libertie to speake wth him; he was further told he may haue them this winter if some whom the Court appoints shall see that hee hath sufficiently provided for them, and that he dispose of none of them wthout the Courts consent, and that at the Spring there shall be a new consideration, and what the Court sees fitt to haue killed now this next slauter time shall be killed and disposed of as the Court shall see cause, for the chilldren advantage as well as may be. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917) pg. 321. 322]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAUEN YE 6TH 2D MO 1658
John Benham, Senior, and Joseph Benham his sonn, who had a stocke of cattell in their hand three yeare, of ye estate of ye children of John Walker deceased, wch they parted wth last October, vpon wch accot, things being reckoned in a due proportion, ther appeares due to ye said chilldren from ye said Jno & Joseph Benham for profit ariseing out of ye said cattell, beside what was deliuered in ye stock, 4, 18th, 6d, and twenty fiue shillings in part of a steere of ye said stocke sould them, wch is in all six pounds, three shillings, six pence, wch the said John and Joseph Benham ingage themselues to paye in October newxt, in such paye as shall be to ye Courts satisfaction, things beeing duely considered wth refferrence to them and the chilldren also. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917) pg. 348]

AT A GENERALL COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN, YE 1. OF JULY, 1658
Mr Tuttle made complaint of vnruly doggs, wch hunt cattell in ye night, wch was occasioned by biches going to ye dogg. John Benhams bich was nominated, & he warned to take care of her. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917 pg. 358]

AT A GENERAL COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN, FEBR. 20, 1659
John Benham Senior was chosen Cryer. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917) pg. 439]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN JANUARY 7TH 1661
An Inventory of the estate of John Benham late of New Haven deceased was by the widdow of the deceased prsented & by her vpon oath Attested to be a full Inventory of ye estate to the best of her knowledg, (an old bason afterwards found excepted). Tho. Munson & john Hariman vpon oath attested to the vallew yt it was just according to their best light, but it being found that part of a house & land was not entered, it was returned to be perfected. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917) pg. 502]

AT A COURT HELD AT NEWHAVEN THE 4TH OF FEBR. 1661
Francis Browne Guardian to Hannnah Walker Informed that ye estate of John Benham deceased or Joseph Benham his sonne was debtor to the estate of John Walker, concerning which he desired the help of the Court, wherevpon the Records of Febr. 4th, 1659, were read, & thereby it appeared that John Benham & Joseph his sonne had engaged ioyntly & seuerally for the paymt of 6£, 3s, 6d, to the sd estate at or before October then next ensuing. Joseph was told that his father being dead he must answere the debt, to wch he replied that part of it was for an Ox bought by his Father, wch is Inventoried as part of that extate. Joseph Benham prsented an account of 3£, 15s, 6d, paid vpon that account, but his booke being sent for & brought, thereby it appeared in ye same page, that 26s was then received back, wch being taken out of 3£, 15s, 6d, there remaind to be deducted out of the debt of 6£, 3s, 6d, but 2£, 09s, 6d, so that the estate of John Walker is Creditour 3£, 14s, 0d, wch Joseph Benham was Ordered to pay to Francis Browne, guardian to Hannah Walker; What joseph Benham hath to say why the estate of his deceased Father should be liable to answere any part of this debt was left to further consideration & heareing. In behalf of Joseph Benham, Francis Browne testified that in March last he demanded this debt of John Benham, who denyed it not, but promised paymt as soone as he could. [Source: Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven Colony Historical Society, Ancient Town Records Volume I (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1917) pg. 508]

...In the troubled reign of Charles I (the king who would later by beheaded), a little company of Puritans from the West Counties of England, in 1629-30, sailed for New England on the "Mary and John." The rest of the Winthrop Fleet that would be the main party of the Massachusetts Bay Colony followed two months later.
...John Benham, brickmaker, is generally credited as being on that ship. Quite possibly his wife and two sons, John, Jr. and Joseph, were with him, though we don't know that for sure....What we know about the journey and about the first weeks of getting settled comes from the account of one Captain Roger Clapp, later collected and printed in "Annals of the Town of Dorchester".

"In the year of our Lord 1629, Divers Godly Persons in Devonshire,
Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, & other places, Proposed a Remove to
New England...These good People met together at Plymouth, a
Sea-port Town in ye Sd County of Devon..."

Later in his narrative, Captain Clapp tells about the journey itself and what happened when they first arrived in the New World:

"The people being too many in Number to come in one vessel, they hired one
Captain Squeb to bring them in a large ship of 444 Tons; they set Sail from
Plymoouth ye 20th of March, 1629-30 and arrived at Nantasket...ye 30th of May,
1629-30, having a Comfortable tho long passage, and having Preachint or
Expounding of the Scripture every day of their Passage, performed by their Ministers."

"They had agreed with Capt. Squeb to bring them into Charles River, but he was
false to his bargain & would not come any further than Nantasket, where he
turned them and their Goods ashore on ye point, leaving them in a forlorn
Wilderness distitute of any habitation & most other comforts of life. But it pleased
God, they got a Boat of some that had staied in ye Country...for trade with ye
Natives before these adventurers came over... and put their goods in ye Boat,
and... went up ye River until it grew narrow and Shallow, & then put ashore &
Built a hut to shelter their Goods."

...They were met by about 300 Indians, accompanied by a planter, who had stayed in the country and could speak something of the Natives' language. They exchanged biscuits for fish and shellfish.
...The first months were not easy for the settlers. Even in this temporary camp, they would have had to build crude shelters. Again, we turn to Captain Clapp for an account of their early hardships:

'Oh ye Hunger that many suffered, and saw no hope in an eye of Reason
to be supplyed, only by Clams, & Muscles, and Fish, and Bread was so very
Scarce, that sometimes ye very Crusts of my Fathers Table would have been
very sweet unto me: And when I could have Meal & Water & Salt, boiled together,
it was so good, who could wish better. And it would have been a strange thing
to see a piece of Roast Beef, Mutton, or Veal; tho it was not long before there was Roast Goat.

"...ye Indians were very friendly to them, which our people ascribed to God's
watchful Providence over them in their weak beginnings;... about Ten men
[went up the river] to seek out ye way for ye Rest. They were now landed upon ye Main Continent in a wild and unknown Wilderness, and they had brought Cattle with them which if they put them ashore they would likely wander & be lost & themselves likewise in seeking them."

Dorchester Plantation
...The new settlement, which was named Dorchester Plantation, began about the beginning of June. The colonists were settled here a month or two before Governor Winthrop and the ships that came with him arrived at Charlestown.
...Freedom to pursue their Puritan beliefs without persecution was the principal colonists to endure a long arduous journey an unknown land. [Source: written and edited by Lela (Shepherd) Wilkins, with added research and writing by Gladys (Benham) Hall, June (Benham) Stricklin and Loretta (Lee) Chapman, The American Ancestors of William R. Benham (1823-1907) and his Wife, Helen Maria Bingham (1827-1900)(: Cousins Etc., 1994)].

John Benham came to New England with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. We do not know the name of his ship, but it was one of the eleven. His origin in England is unknown. (WINTHROP FLEET, Banks, rep. ed., 1976: pg. 60) He was made freeman 18 May 1631 at Boston (LIST OF FREEMAN OF MASS., Paige, rep. 1978; p. 11) Savage places him at Dorchester before his removal to New Haven in 1639.

On the 4th day of the 4th month of 1639 at the Founding of New Haven, John Benham is there with William Preston, Henry Peck, Nath: Merriman, Thomas Munson and "Old" Benjamin Wilmot. In 1643, in a tabulated account of the Planters of New Haven, John Benham has "5 persons in his family"; received 70 acres in the land divisions in various parcels and was taxed 5s 11d. We can count four persons: John, two sons and his wife. Either there was another child by 1643 about whom we know nothing, or he had someone living with him. We have found no census as yet that might help clear this one point. He was one of the early members of First Church: joining about 1639-40 as No. 14. His wife, whose name has not been found anywhere, joined the church in 1646 as No. 126 and according to that record, died before 1654. He was made freeman on 5 Aug 1644 with Roger Betts, William Bradley and others. His two sons of record: john and Joseph took the oath of freeman on 4 Apr 1654. In the 10 Mar 1646 seating list at Meeting House, Bro. Benham sits in the seventh row in the mens middle seats and Mrs. Benham is a seat-neighbor of Sister Preston and Sister Mansfield in the cross seats at the end, 4th row.
...John, too, we find among those with a defective gun and was fined 2s. If we made a survey of the early records, we would probably find that most of the men in these early plantations had been fined for defective weapons. On 16 Jun 1645, we have an entry in the early record that describes John Benham's trade: he was a brickmaker. He had to cross Mr. Eaton's land to get to the clay, and Mr. Eaton apparently objected to this. In that day, too, man had his "easement" problems. And the court had to admonish him for being absent on "trayning" days, for which he paid fines of 2s:6d.
...To describe John Benham's feelings about contemporary affairs, the following entry is somewhat edited: "22 Mar 1653 - John Benham. . . now testifys he spake contemptuously of the commisioners saying they satt long, but what did they, he could have three or four plow-men. . doe as much in three or foure dayes; and when the magistrates were informed . . that the generality of Stamford . . desire(d) they might have liberty in bots, but they would be confined to chuse within the church, but if that would not bee granted they should rest satisfyed in ye course setled."
...John Benham died in 1661; the inventory of his estate returned 25 May 1663. the amount has been lost from the record. why it would take from 3 Jan 1661 to present the inventory on 6 May 1662 and have it returned in 1663 we don't know, except there must have been some involvement not recorded. the Inventory was taken by Thomas Munson and John Merriman. [Source: Marjorie Barnes Thompson, Barnes and allied Families of Long Island and Connecticut(Self published, 1978)., pg. 100.]

John Benham died in 1661; the inventory of his estate returned 25 May 1663. The amount has been lost from the record. Why it would take from 3 Jan 1661 to present the inventory on 6 May 1662 and have it returned in 1663 we don't know, except there must have been some involvement not recorded. The Inventory was taken by Thomas Munson and John Merriman. [Source: Marjorie Barnes Thompson, Barnes and allied Families of Long Island and Connecticut(Self published, 1978)., pg. 107.] 
Benham, John (I574)
 
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Nursery School Has Closing Program
"Graduation" exercises were held Saturday evening at Aunt Fran's Nursery School - the home of Mrs Robert Lackey 226 Roselawn Drive.
A storybook theme was used in the program, entitled "Highlights of Nursery School for 1954-65." 
Douthett, Frances Aileen (I6801)
 
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OBITUARY
23 December 1915 Western Star Obituary
Mary A. Hormell.
Daughter of James T. and Mary Newport, was born near Lebanon, December 5, 1827, departed this life November 29, 1915 aged 87 years 11 months and 20 days. She was united in marriage to Jarias Hormell February 15, 1848. They were blessed with two children Joseph C. Hormell who died January 20, 1893, and Mrs. Sarah L. Bell who survives her together with nine grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, one sister and one brother and a number of more distant relatives. Mary united with the Christian or Newlight church of Leland in 1858 which she never changed her membership, although while able attended churches and Sabbath schools. She has been an invalid for over five years, bearing her affliction with great Christian fortitude. She was tenderly cared for by her daughter and husband, daughter-in-law and grand daughters. A kind mother. She passed away at the home of Sarah L. Bell. 
Newport, Mary Ann (I7087)
 
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OBITUARY
A fitting Tribute to the Memory of Judge Justin Harlan
Justin Harlan, one of our oldest, most highly esteemed and most prominent citizens, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. W. A. Wright, at Kuttawa, Kentucky, on Thursday morning the 13th inst. He left his home here, to make his daughter and son-in-law a visitor, but a few days since, with no symptoms of ill-health save a slight cold; and , after his arrival at Kuttawa, no alarming symptoms in regard to his health were discovered until within two or three days of his death. Even then, he protested that there was nothing the matter with him, and it was with great difficulty that his daughter could prevail upon him to go to bed. From the time he took to his bed, he gradually became weaker and weaker, until life ceased. He died, apparently without a pain. Death came to him as peacefully and sweetly as the sleep of an infant. It was a fitting close—such as, doubtless, he desired—to an honorable and well-spent life. Although absent from home, he was surrounded by friends, and everything was done for him that affection could desire or skill suggest.

Mr. Harlan was born on his father’s farm, near Ridgeville, in Warren County, Ohio, on the 6th of December, 1800. having received a good common school education, on arriving at the age of manhood, he commenced the study of the law in the office of Hon. John McLean, who was shortly thereafter made Post-master General, and still later one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States; but, in consequence of official engagements requiring McLean’s presence in Washington, Mr. Harlan’s preliminary legal studies were completed in the office of Judge Collett, an eminent jurist then residing in Warren County.

In May 1825, Mr. Harlan settled at Darwin, then the county seat of this county, and, at once, engaged in the practice of his profession-traveling, as was the custom, with the Judge, from county to county, throughout the circuit. He was soon recognized as one of the ablest lawyers in the circuit, and obtained a practice which that reputation merited. But, even such a practice, at that day, monopolized only a small portion of time and brought but a small income; for there was little litigation in the country, and what there was, was not such as commanded large attorneys’ fees. There were but two terms of court in the year, and in but a single county in the circuit did the term last a week—in all the others it terminated at the end of from one to four days. Accordingly, in the intervals between terms of courts, Mr. Harlan had an abundance of leisure time—and this, for some time, he divided between assisting an elder brother, Jacob, (who held all the important county offices and that of village postmaster,) in the discharge of his official duties, and fishing and hunting, of which amusements he was always passionately fond.

Within a few years after settling at Darwin, Mr. Harlan was elected a justice of the peace, and this office he held until he was elected a Circuit Judge.

In 1832 he was married to an estimable lady, Miss Lucinda Hogue, the daughter of an old pioneer and highly respected citizen, and she still survives to mourn his death.

During the sessions of the General Assembly, between 1828 and 1834, Mr. Harlan was several times elected to Clerk-ships connected with the current sessions.

In the summer of 1832, he served a three months campaign in the “Blackhawk War,” as second lieutenant, in a company from this county of which John F. Richardson, long since deceased, was captain and the late Woodford Dulaney was First Lieutenant.

The session of the General Assembly of 1884-‘5, re-organized the Judiciary, relieving the Supreme Judges from holding circuit courts as they had before that time been required, and elected five Circuit Judges. These were Richard M. Young, Stephen T. Logan, Sidney Breese, Justin Harland, Henry Eddy, and Thomas Ford. Harlan’s circuit was the 4th Chief Justice Wilson’s old circuit. He was commissioned January 9, 1835, and at once entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office. Eddy resigned his office in February 1835, and Alex F. Grant was immediately elected and commissioned in his place. His circuit was the third and included all of Southern Illinois, proper; Harlan’s circuit included Vermillion and White counties and all the intermediate territory. In the fall of 1835, Harland and Grant exchanged circuits, in order to afford opportunity for the trial of causes without change of venue, in which they had been concerned as lawyers—and thus Harlan, during his term, held Circuit Court in every county then organized, in full one-third of the entire Territory of the State.

Of all the judges elected with him, the venerable Stephen T. Logan alone survives him.

In 1837, Mr. Harlan removed to a farm which he had purchased, at the long since extinct town of Aurora, located at a point two and a half to three miles above Darwin, where the Wabash River making a curve to the westward touches the Illinois bluff. Here his family resided until in 1839, when he removed to this place were his home has ever since continued.

The General Assembly, by the act of February 11, 1841, re-organizing the Judiciary, legislated the Circuit Judges out of office—Mr. Harlan included with the rest, and required the Circuit court to be held by the Judges of the Supreme Court. From this date until his election as Circuit Judge by the people, Mr. Harlan engaged actively in the practice of his profession, and is all cases not depending upon the efforts of advocacy alone, he was universally conceded to be without a superior among those who practiced at the bar of the circuit. In 1843, he was the nominee of the Whig party, in this district, for Congress-but his party being largely in the minority; the Democratic nominee, Mr. Ficklin, was elected.

In 1847, Mr. Harlan was elected, conjointly with Dr. Tutt, delegate from this county—(the late Hon. Uri Manley being at the same time delegate from this senatorial district,) to the convention called to frame a new constitution for the State. In that body of able and distinguished men, he occupied a prominent position and he bore a conspicuous part and wielded a controlling influence throughout all its deliberations.

In September 1848, Mr. Harlan was elected by the people Judge of the fourth Judicial Circuit—his competitors for that office being the late William Wilson, for near thirty years Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the late Hon. Charles II. Constable, afterwards his successor upon the circuit bench. In 1855, he was re-elected Circuit Judge. In 1862, he, for a brief time, resumed the practice of the law;--but, in 1862, upon receiving an appointment from his personal friend, President Lincoln, to an Indian agency, he abandoned his profession—and, since then, he was never attempted to engage actively in its practice. He performed the duties of Indian Agent until in 1865, when he returned to his home, and devoted his time chiefly to straightening up and setting in order his private affairs; until in 1873, when he was elected Judge of the County Court of this county. He held this office for one term. Since then, his time has been occupied in looking after his domestic affairs, in reading, and in the enjoyment of the society of his friends.

Lawyers, competent to know, say that Mr. Harlan was, by, nature, a great lawyer. He had, in the maturity of his manhood, a memory that was almost marvelous. His mind was acutely analytical, and his sense of justice was almost unerring in discriminating the right from the wrong. He had a large heart, throbbing with charity and mercy for those who, by reason of weakness rather than from inherent wickedness, transgressed the law; but for those who boldly defied the law, and willfully preferred the wrong to the right, he was stern and inflexible in meting out the punishment demanded by the law.

He was plain and simple in his dress, habits and tastes. He had but few wants, and they were of the simplest character and easily satisfied. He was without vanity, and associated on terms of intimacy with the humblest and the lowest, with as much apparent satisfaction as with those whom the accidents of fortune had more favored. He was imminently social, and always cheerful; and his presence frequently brought sunshine and cheerfulness, where that of others would have brought clouds and discontent. In his domestic relations, he was all that a good man should be. He was fond of little children, and as is always the case, they, in turn, were equally fond of him. Many a bright little eye will be blinded with tears, when it is known that is no more.

He was truly a great and good man—an honor to the community and the State in which he lived—and his name should ever be held in grateful remembrance. (Clark county Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1879, page 5)





 
Harlan, Justin (I8505)
 
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OBITUARY
CLARK, Angie age 98, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007. She was born August 2, 1909 in Troy, OH, the daughter of the late Warren and Anna Honeyman. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dayton and the Harmony Grandmother's Club in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her husband David Allen Clark, two grandsons, five brothers and three sisters. She is survived by five sons, David (Patricia) Clark of Dayton, OH, James (Shirley) Clark of Beavercreek, OH, Carl (Marilyn) Clark of Dayton, OH, John (Carolyn) Clark of Beavercreek, OH, and William Clark of Troutville, VA; 12 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence "Betty" Honeyman of Dayton, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, December 31, 2007 at Newcomer Funeral Home 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, with Pastor Bob Miller from St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com (Published in the Dayton Daily News on 12/29/2007) 
Honeyman, Angie (I4795)
 
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OBITUARY
LAFIE LEETH
PAULDING -- Lafie Leeth, 78, Route 2, died Wednesday, July 28, 1982 about 9 a.m. July 24 in Paulding County Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.
—Born April 7, 1904, in Paulding County, he was the son of Leven and Louisa (Shelly) Leeth.
—He was retired state highway employee.
—Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Olive) Lee of Route 2, Paulding; a son, Lafie L. Of Bluffton, Ind.; a brother, David of Scott; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Baughman of Holly, mich., and Mrs. Edith Brown of Kendalville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
—Preceding him in death were his wife, Olive Price Leeth in 1969, three brothers and three sisters.
—Services were Tuesday in DenHerder Funeral Home with the Rev. John Neiderhause officiating. Burial was in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne 
Leeth, Lafayette Elias (I118)
 
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OBITUARY
—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)
 
172

OBITUARY
—Death of Mrs. Daniel Mikle. The many friends of Mrs. Mary Mikle will be grieved to hear that she has passed away.
—After her husband's death a year ago she was taken seriously ill with gall stones. Her sister, Mrs. Emma Morrow, from Outville, Licking county, came to care for her and persuaded her to return to her childhood home for the winter. She suffered continuously until death came to relieve her.
—She came from Eastern Ohio in an early day with her first husband Jacob Ritter. After his death she married Daniel Mikle and was a devoted wife. They united with the Reformed church of Payne which they faithfully attended until her death. She was buried in Licking county, Ohio. (Source: Carnegie Library, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio) 
Morrow, Mary E. (I720)
 
173

OBITUARY
—J.W. Florea Dies at New Vienna, O.
—Word has been received here of the death on May 28 of J.W. Florea, former Kirksville resident, in New Vienna, Ohio. Death was caused by thrombosis, followed by amputation of the left leg. He would have been 75 years old in September. Burial was made in Ohio.
—Mr. Florea was employed by the C.A. Robinson clothing store and the Helme Hardware store when the family lived in Kirksville. He is survived by his wife and three children, Paul Florea, Des Moines; Mrs. La Vena Derickson, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Esther D. Sherman, Kansas City, Mo., five grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. W.F. Florea, of Kirksville, is a cousin.
(Kirksville Daily Express, Kirksville, Missouri, June 1, 1939) 
Florea, Joseph Winfield (I2876)
 
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OBITUARY 
Riggs, Jacob (I6846)
 
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October 31, 1810 - Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Ohio, pg. 66, Hannah Harlan (Harlen), formerly Morrison, granted certificate to Center Monthly Meeting, Clinton County, Ohio.

December 1, 1810 - Center Monthly Meeting, Clinton County, Ohio, pg. 497, Hannah Harlan (formerly Morrison) received on certificate from Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Ohio, dated October 31, 1810.

April 6, 1811 - Center Monthly Meeting, Clinton County, Ohio, pg. 497, Hannah Harlan (Harlin) formerly Morrison, condemned, married out of unity. 
Morrison, Hannah (I7967)
 
176

Patent Book 14, page 103
The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye that in consideration of the Monies paid by John Hormall into the Receiver Generals Office of this Commonwealth at the granting of the Warrant herein after mentioned and of the Sum of Twelve pounds eight Shillings lawful Money now paid by him into the said Office there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said John Hormall a certain Tract of Land called "Eutaw" situate on the River Monongahela in Washington County Beginning at a Box Elder tree on the Bank of said River thence by land of Potts & Jenkinson North thirty three degrees East Ninety six perches to a Stone thence by land of Henry Hormal South forty seven degrees & an half East four hundred & fifty seven perches to an hickory by said River thence up the same five hundred & eighty one perches & an half to the place of beginning,, containing three hundred & Ninety eight Acres & an half and allowance of 6 percent for Roads, &c. with the Appurtenances [which said Tract was surveyed in pursuance of a Warrant granted to the said John Hormall dated the 16 February 1786. To have and to hold the said tract or Parcel of Land with the appurtenances unto the said John Hormall and his heirs to the use of him the said John Hormall his Heirs and Assigns for ever free and clear of restrictions and reservations as to Mines, Royalties, Quit-Rents or otherwise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver Ore for the use of this Commonwealth, to be delivered at the Pitt's mouth clear of all Charges. In Witness whereof the honorable Peter Muhlenberg, Esq; Vice President of the Supreme Executive Council hath hereto set his Hand and caused the State Seal to be hereto affixed in Council the Eighth day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and of the Commonwealth the twelfth. 
Hormell, John (I6899)
 
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Phillip Alcott, or Alcock, as it was then spelled, was born about 1648 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He was the son of Thomas and Margery Alcock. The family moved to Boston, where his father died in 1657. His mother then married John Benham of New Haven and moved to that city with her children. On December 5, 1672, in New Haven, Phillip married Elizabeth, the only daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Mitchell. Phillip was a successful man and owned a large estate in New Haven on the north side of what is now George Street, between College & Temple. He also owned land in other Connecticut towns. Phillip and Elizabeth had five children. Elizabeth died before 1699 and Phillip married Sarah, the widow of Nathaniel Butler that year in Wethersfield. Phillip died in New Haven in 1716 at 68 years. 
Alcock, Phillip (I4044)
 
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She married about 1651 to Abraham Pietersz Vosburg. They were residents of Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY. Geertruy married next to Albert Andriesz Bradt in 1669 and was legally separated from him in 1670. 
Coeymans, Geertruyt Pieterse (I11257)
 
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She was the daughter of Nathaniel & Jane (Goodenow) Billings. 
Billings, Mary (I11475)
 
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Signed: Cornelius Kelly
Witness: J. Robinson and Ima Coats
vW, p276 
Kelly, Susan (I4561)
 
181

Son of Alexander and Anne (Phillips) Ross. Alexander Ross, a patriot soldier, was killed early in the American Revolution. John Ross fought against the Indians in 1812. John and Mary Hormell Ross lived for 24 years near Lebanon and Cincinnatti, Ohio before moving to the State of Indiana. John Ross was a boat builder by trade. John Ross and his wife Mary had twenty-one grandsons in the Civil War. Mary (Hormell) Ross was buried south of Avon in Hendricks county, Indiana, to where they had moved in 1932. A brother of John Ross is said to have authored the 1840 presidential campaign song "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too". [Source: Jack T. Hutchinson, "A Quaker Migration to Southwestern Ohio", (March 1996), pg. 13, 16] 
Ross, John (I6908)
 
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Son of John Pirkey SELLERS and Eve FIFER. Born October 20, 1812, in Rockingham County, Virginia. Married Caroline LOAKER there on July 4, 1843.

After the death of his widowed mother in 1844, John sold his interest in his parents' homestead to his brother-in-law, Joseph Moyer, on December 13, 1844. John and wife Caroline, along with their first child, Eva Elizabeth Sellers, made the move to Pleasant Township, Knox County, Ohio, in the spring of 1845. Their 2nd child, John Sellers IV, was then born the followed spring on May 24, 1846.

John and Caroline were the parents of four children; Eva Elizabeth, John IV, Francis Marion, and Cassander Edward Sellers.

After Caroline's death on December 23, 1901, at the age of 75, John followed her to the grave nearly four months later on March 29, 1902. John was seven months shy of his 90th birthday. (Find A Grave Memorial 37825321) 
Sellers, John (I10149)
 
183

The Cree Family name is from County, Down Ireland, The Cree's settled Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, later moving to Ohio, then to Belmont County, Ohio June 25, 1805. He had considerable holding of land near Woodsville, Ohio. James Cree, Nancy's father was a member of a Grand jury and the methodist church. [Source: CREE FHS] 
Cree, James (I7775)
 
184

The Daily News-Journal
28 October 1950, p9
Notice of Appointment
Estate of Clifford Hormell Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Anna Hormell of New Burlington, R. No. 1, Ohio, has been duly appointed Executrix of the Estate of Clifford Hormell deceased, late of Chester Township, Clinton County, Ohio.
...Creditors are required to file their claims with said fiduciary within four months or be forever barred.
...Dated this 7th day of October, 1950.
Harlan H. Johnson
Probate Judge of said County 
Hormell, Clifford (I6704)
 
185

The Lahoma Sun
Lahoma, Garfield Co., OK
February 4, 1910
page 1, column 5
—W.S. Kelley lies at his home, 3 ½ miles northwest of town in an unconscious condition and with no hope of recovery. Death is expected at any moment. For a year Mr. Kelley's health has been failing and for several weeks he has been under the doctor's care. Relatives at a distance have been telegraphed for and Mrs. Kelley's brother, a Mr. Throne of Hazleton, Ind., arrived on yesterday's train.
—LATER – Word has just been received that Mr. Kelley died Thursday afternoon at 12:30. Arrangements for the funeral have not as yet been made.

OBITUARY
February 11, 1910
page 1, column 3
—The funeral of W.S. Kelly, who died at his home northwest of town on Thursday, Feb. 3, was held Sunday and interment was in Sunnyside cemetery. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends.
—The services were simple, Rev. Nelson reading a short sketch of the career of the deceased, after which the benediction was pronounced and all that was mortal of W.S. Kelly was consigned to its last resting place.
—Winfield Scott Kelly was born in Middletown, Ohio, July 23, 1842. Died in Lahoma, Okla., Feb. 3, 1910.
—Leaving school at the age of 18, he enlisted in the Union army and served in the 129th Illinois volunteer infantry, Company A, under Generals Thomas, Hooker and Harrison until peace was established and the remnant of the army mustered out.
—He then entered college in Chicago, and after graduation, entered the profession of law before the supreme court of Illinois. He later removed to Indiana where in 1875 he united in marriage with Jennie Thorne. One son, Wayne Scott, was born in 1876. The wife and son survive.
—In 1882 the family moved to Kansas, residing in various parts of the state until the opening of the Cherokee Strip, when they removed here with the first settlers and have since resided.
—Mr. Kelly died of cancer of the stomach. His death was painless – he just went to sleep.
—He requested that his body be examined and the exact cause of death determined that it might help others. This was done and proved that the diagnosis of the physician in charge was absolutely correct and that all that was possible had been done for him. … 
Kelly, Winfield Scott (I4560)
 
186

The Payne Relflector and Press Review
25 Jul 1918, p1
Death of Daniel Mikle
—Tuesday afternoon about one o'clock Daniel Mikle, an aged pioneer and one of Payne's best known and highly esteemed citizens passed away at his home on West Oak street after a lingering illness.
—Daniel Mikle son of Peter and Delelah Mikle was born June 30 1842 in Allen county, Indiana, and passed away at Payne, O., July 23, 1918, aged 76 years and 23 days.
—He enlisted in the Civil War at the age of eighteen years in Co. D, 30th Ind. Regiment. He served his country faithfully for over four years, until the end of the war.
—While there he sustained injuries from which he suffered during the remainder of his life.
—December 24, 1868 he was married to Barbara Shugars, and moved to Benton Township, Paulding county, O., where she died.
—To them four children were born, Henry who resides in Colorado Springs, John living at Everett, Mich., Mrs. Mary Dill at Pierceton, Ind., and Mrs. Jane Lee at Green Springs, Ohio.
—He is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great grand child and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah and Elizabeth Osenbaugh and Eliza Richards.
—He was married to Mary Ritter in 1889, who now survives him.
—He was a genial companion, a consistent member of the Reformed church of Payne, for several years preceding his death and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.
—The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Reformed church, Rev. Fager officiating and interment made in the Lehman cemetery. 
Mikle, Daniel (I327)
 
187

The progenitors of many of the Fetters families residing in the United States today were Nicolaus (Nickel) and Maria Elisabetha Vetter of Freinsheim, Palatinate, Germany. Church records usually refer to Nicolaus by his nickname, Nickel or Nicol. Freinsheim church records were destroyed during the war of Orleans in 1688-89.

Children all born at Freinsheim.

Note: Veter in German means male cousin 
Vetter, Nicolaus (I630)
 
188

The State of Ohio, Warren County Court of Common Pleas--June Term, A. D., 1836
John M. Houston surviving executor of George Harnsberger, deceased,
vs.
Wm. Sellers, Eliza Ann Harnsberger, Jacob Harnsberger, Elizabeth Kite and ____ Kite her husband, Anne Baugher and _____ Baugher her husband, Barbara Harrison and Reuben Harrison her husband, Sarah Conrod and _____ Conrod her husband, Margaret Mack, and _____ Mack her husband, Susan Miller and _____ Miller her husband, George H. Harrison and Jas. Clark, James B. Hays, Tobias Brotney, Joseph Sauser, Asberry Frazier, William R. Sellers and Samuel Nixon trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Lebanon and Samuel Nixon and Amos Barr stewards of said church.
The complainant has filed his bill of complaint in the Court of Common Pleas for said county, setting forth in substance amongst other things, that he is surviving executor of George Harnsberger, dec. and has partially settled said estate--that the defendant Eliza Jane Harnsberger is the widow of said decedant--that in his life time a partnership exised between the deceased and the defendant Sellers--that there are unsettled claims in favor of the estate against the said widow, said defendant Sellers and others; that the said Eliza Jane Harnsberger ever since the decease of her said husband has occupied the whole of his real estate and received a large amount of rents therefor; that he is fearful that one half of said rents may be claimed by the brothers sisters of said deceased and the trustees and stewards of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Lebanon as they by the will are entitled to one half of said estate on the decease of said widow after payment of debts and a legacy of $500 to the defendant George H. Harrison; that he cannot settle the estate of said decendent until the above claims are settled and paid.
—The complainant therefore prays amont other things, substantially, that the defendant Sellers answer and make a full exhibit of his transactions in the settlement of the affairs of the firm of Harnsberger and Sellers; that said widow may state the amount she is indebted to said estate, whether she has not occupied the real estate as above stated and the amount of rents received therefrom; that the court would by decree direct the further destinations of said real estate after paying all the debts--that the account of the complainant with the estate of said deceased may also be settled--that the said William Sellers and Mary Jane Harnsberger shall come to a settlement with complainant. He also prays general relief.
J. K. Wilds, Clk.
Ross & Corwin, Esq'rs. sols. for complainant. 
Sellers, William Runkle (I7308)
 
189

The Xenia Daily Gazette
24 March 1972, p16
Auction!
2 TRACTORS—FARM MACHINERY
Tuesday, March 28, 1972
Beginning at 12:00 Noon
Located : 10 miles south of Xenia, Ohio, 10 miles northwest of Wilmington, 2-1/2 miles southeast of New Burlington (Follow arrows off State Route 386 at New Burlington on the New Burlington Road to the Hormell Road.)
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hormell
Route 3, Wilmington, Ohio
Sale Conducted by Darbyshire 
Hormell, Clifford Jr. (I6709)
 
190

There were several John Leeths in Ohio during this time period.

John Leeth, Sr.'s parents may be John Leath b. 1765 in Sussex County, Virginia and Lucretia Parham. They were married 28 October 1781 in Sussex County, Virginia. 
Leeth, John Sr. (I344)
 
191

Variations of the surname Leeth include Leith, Leath, Leathe, Leth. Probably Scottish, meaning: dweller at, or near a road or trail marker of some sort'

Charles Henry Leeth, farmer, left home at an early age, working at various jobs in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Louisiana, eventually settling down in Ohio. His first marriage, to Alta Sutton, ended in divorce. On December 7, 1916 he married Mary Gertrude Colvin. To this marriage were born five sons and one daughter. Charles and Gertrude raised their family, along with the children of his first marriage, in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, eventually moving to Miami County, and then Preble County, Ohio.
In 1918 Charles was inducted into the United States Army but after only a few days he was discharged by reason of physical disability: he suffered from serious varicose veins. Charles worked as a Machine Repair Foreman at Chrysler Airtemp Corporation in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio while maintaining a farm in Preble County. He retired from Chrysler and continued farming. Charles ran a small shop , on his farm, where he sharpened scissors and saw blades. He suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 88.

Memories: by Patricia Beck Hormell
Grandpa Charlie liked to make homemade beer and watch wrestling or westerns on television. He would become very animated when watching TV and sometimes we wondered how his recliner survived the pounding on the arms and agitated movement of his legs. He also liked to cook when grandma was away for the day, shopping with my mother. I remember he put together some interesting dishes. One time he used leftover pork to make filling for sandwiches; like ham salad, but with ground pork.
Most people thought grandpa was gruff and strict, but I always got along well with him. In fact, I thought he was just covering up a warm heart. He played jokes on me, let me tag along with him and taught me how to drive. He let me drive the tractor for plowing, planting and spreading manure. I even got to drive the truck, on the road to town, before I was old enough to have a license.
They did a lot of butchering on the farm; cows, pigs and chickens. The part I didn't like was the sound the cows made when they knew they were going to be slaughtered, or the squealing of the pigs when they were castrated. The best part was the good eating - especially the fresh 'cracklins'. Grandpa warmed them in the oven and they were yummy! You can't find anything in the store like the old fashioned, crispy 'cracklins', with most of the fat gone. They were pressed into a form similar to a one layer cake and when warmed the aroma filled the kitchen. Heart stopping good and cholesterol filled I am sure, but no one worried about cholesterol then. While the men finished butchering a cow, Grandma would take the fresh liver to the kitchen where she fried it with onions; the only way I like liver. It tastes different cooked when fresh.
In one farmhouse there was no heat in the upstairs bedrooms; the bed was piled high with blankets, and quilts that grandma hand quilted. In the morning we would grab our clothes and run for the large floor register in the kitchen to get dressed; the only source of heat.
There were many family gatherings with lots of grandchildren running around, plenty of food, and sometimes watermelon iced down in a tub full of ice and water. During the daytime the kids would catch horseflies and play tag; in the evening we chased lightening bugs and played hide and seek. The adults sat in the shade sipping a cool drink, gossiping and talking about "the good old days". During the winter our gatherings moved to the big farm kitchen. Sometimes the women played Canasta and the men moved to the living room to watch TV and swap stories. My cousins and I would bundle up with so many clothes we could hardly move, then go sledding on the hills. At Christmas grandpa dressed like Santa Claus, with his big bag of goodies to distribute - this went very well until I spilled the beans about who Santa really was to my cousins.
As grandpa Charlie aged he did not like to drive. When he was on the road he drove very fast; not stopping for railroad crossings. He told us if he drove fast "he would get there quicker and wouldn't be on the road as long that way". He also was a little forgetful around machinery. He cut the end of two fingers off cleaning out a circular saw - while it was running. One time he slipped while mowing the yard and cut his toes off. He came in and ask grandma for some old rags to wrap his foot in to stop the bleeding. He wasn't going to the doctor (he didn't believe in them) until my uncle literally put him in the car and took him. Yes he was stubborn! 
Leeth, Charles Henry (I5)
 
192

Variations on the name Honeyman include: Hunnaman 
Honeyman, Eli Warren (I2207)
 
193

Variations on the name Schrader include: Shrader, Strader, Srader.

Possible son Nicholas, listed on census, pg. 13, Ringold Dist, Washington County, Maryland, same page Mary Gates is listed.

The 1850 Census says: married within the year, which would be 1849-1850? 
Schrader, Charles A. (I2003)
 
194

Wilhelm Browne Sr., settled in Foxville. The family of Thomas Browne and Hanna Pittinger and successive generations of his family dropped the final "e" from the surname, including the Christian names, as reflected by the gravestones. 
Brown, William (I5646)
 
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WILL
I, Samuel Heald of the Township of Kennett in the County, of Chester, being at this time weak of Body but of an understanding mind & memory & calling to mind the certainty of Death, do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner & form following. Impremis (first) I committ my Soul into the merciful hand of God that gave it and as touching my Body to be buried in a Christian life & decent manner at the descretion of my Executris here after named. And as touching the finals (part) of wordly estate where with it has (surely) pleased God to bless me with I give dispose and (devise) the (same) as follows. I bequeath to my son William all my wearing apparell except my thin worsted druggett coat & vest & worsted pair of stocking to whom I give the same to my Son Samuel & my Riding Saddle to my son Joseph (also) the rest & residue of my Estate of what nature or kind Soever I give & dispose unto my dearest well beloved wife for and during her natural life and what remains at her death I leave to her disposing among all my children in such parts & shares as she concieves their necessity most reguires. Lastly I constitute, nominate & appoint my well beloved wife Mary my sole Executris hereby revoking & disannuling all former will & wills heretofore by me made declaring this & no other to be my last will & testament in witness whereof I have here unto (set) my hand & seal this 30th day of March 1736.
Samuel Heald
Sealed published (pronounced) &
declared by the testator to be his
last will & testement in the presence of us.
Wm. Webb
Joseph Harlan
Abraham Parker
[Source: Carmen J. Finley, "Hackney, Harlan & Heald - Our Quaker Ancestors", (Computer printed: C. J. Finley, Santa Rosa, CA, 1987), pg. 19, 20, 45 
Heald, Samuel (I8135)
 
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Wilmington Daily News
Wilmington, Ohio
15 August 1917, p3
Guardianship of Isaac Florea, alleged imbecile: adjudged an imbecile and C. E. Florea, appointed guardian; bond of $500 approved with A. Florea and Otto Florea sureties. 
Florea, Isaac (I4)
 
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Wilmington News-Journal
Wilmington, Ohio
12 June 1926, p3
Garrison Corner
...Mrs. Glenn Florea spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Stella Florea.
...Mary Jane Florea is enjoying a few weeks with Dorothy Dewey.
...Alva Florea is spending a short time in Dayton.
...Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Florea, Stella Florea and Mrs. William Kulp were Wednesday evening callers of George Berger and family. 
Florea, Mary Jane (I1725)
 
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Wilmington News-Journal
Wilmington, Ohio
9 March 1949, p5
Miscellaneous Shower Honors Mrs. Webb
...A miscellaneous shower honoring Mrs. Marvin Webb (Jeanette Hormell) was given by Mrs. Carl Taylor at her lovely new home in the Chester community, recently. Assisting Mrs. Taylor was Mrs. Thomas Collett, who conducted two contests, which were won by Mrs. John Ames and Mrs. Lester Stanfield, who presented their prizes to the bride. Two readings by Mrs. Carl P. McMillan were also enjoyed.
...After the serving of a dainty dessert course. the guest of honor, assisted by Miss Donna Brown, opened her many lovely and useful gifts from a prettily decorated table. Mrs. Webb graciously expressed her appreciation for the remembrances as she opened each attractive package.
...The guest list included Mrs. Carl P. McMillan, Miss Mae McKay, Mrs. Albert McKay and Jeanette, Mrs. Claude E. Krug, Mrs. Lester Stanfield. Mrs. Harold Hormell, Mrs. Charles Hormell, Mrs. Ralph Haines, Mrs. Clifford Hormell, Jr., Mrs. Robert Shell, Mrs. Nell Anderson, Miss Margaret Stanley, Miss Irene Walker, Miss Kathleen Lundy, Mrs. Raymond Stingley and Ruth, Miss Arlene Shattuck, Miss Donna Brown, Mrs. Henry Carter and Urcelle.
...Mrs. John Ames and Sylvia Ann, Mrs. Fred Fairchild, Jr., Mrs. Charles VanderVoort, Mrs. Laura Collett, Mrs. Donald Coate, Miss Martha Starbuck, Mrs. Richard Pope, Mrs. Burl Miller, Mrs. T. C. Haydock, Miss Martha Beam, Mrs Herman Johnson and Sylvia Ann, Mrs. Bert Webb and Arlene, Mrs. Ralph Webb, Mrs. Marvin Peterson, Mrs. Herbert Spencer, Mrs. Chester Webb and Elaine, Mrs. Urban Webb, Mrs. P. V. Crissenberry, Mrs. homer Grove, Mrs. Raymond Linn.
...Mrs. Clarence Garland, Mrs. Frank Matson, Mrs. Henry Burge, Mrs. Howard Hurley, Mrs. Sylvia Webb, Mrs. Gilbert King. Mrs. Chester Doughman, Mrs. Virgil Caplinger, Mrs. Russell Faulkner, Mrs. Carl Faulkner, Mrs. Minnnie Taylor, Mrs. Ray Taylor, Mrs. William Shpley, Mrs. William Moyer, Mrs. Clifford Hormell, Sr., and Mrs. Herman Webb. 
Hormell, Jeanette (I6710)
 
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[From: galliagenealogy.org History of Clay Chapel by Rev. H. E. Brill, p3]
JAMES AND MARY RIGGS.
James Riggs was born in Washington, D. C, in 1797.When quite young his parents came across the Allegheny Mountains to the west, as the present north-central states were then called. No railroads threaded the narrow winding valleys and crossed the summit of the mountains, and so they took the best conveyance at hand. This consisted of a single horse. On this animal the wife and mother rode, holding upon her lap an older sister of James, while he was placed in one end of a large bag thrown across the horse’s back and balanced on the other side by a Wooly-headed little colored Girl named Sally. To prevent the urchins from smothering, an opening was made for each at the proper place; and the grotesque outfit drew many a villager from his work as the travelers passed along, the father trudging on afoot carrying his gun.
The Marylander first settled in Washington County, on the farm which is now occupied by the town of New Matamoras, in the extreme northeastern corner of the county. There he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Bare in December 1820. The newly married couple removed to Monroe County in the same year, where they remained until 1832, when they came to Gallia County. Here he found a small buckeye cabin about 10x12 feet, located a little below the present Riggs’ landing. The next year a more commodious structure was added to the cabin, the latter being then used as a kitchen. In the course time he built the present comfortable brick building now occupied by his son, Jacob. After many years of usefulness he passed into the great beyond, July 14, 1870, and his body was laid away in Clay Chapel cemetery, the funeral sermon being preached by his pastor, Rev. Daniel Tracy.
It was good that such a man had a wife who was capable of sharing with her husband the cares and responsibilities of life. That such was the case will appear from the following excellent account of her career, written soon after her death, by one who knew her well, Mrs. M. Marshall, now of Columbus, Ohio, and published in a Gallipolis paper:
“Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bare, was born in Hagerstown Md., January 8, 1802, and died at the house of her son, Jacob Riggs, in Gallia county, Ohio, June 24, 1888. Her father was from Germany, and was a second cousin to William I, the late lamented emperor. When twelve years of age her parents moved to Monroe County, Ohio, there in December 1820, she was married to James Riggs.
She and her husband were two, and she the last of nine members who, in 1833, formed the first, class on what is now known in Ohio Conference as Eureka charge. Mother Riggs’s home was the preaching-place and the stopping-place of the itinerant minister.
She was a subscriber and reader of the Western Christian Advocate from its first issue. Her Bible, church periodicals, and other good books, were her daily companions, and rare spiritual and intellectual attainments were the result. Being industrious, large-hearted, possessed of ample means, and ever ready for every good word and work, for one in the quiet walks of life, she exerted a wide influence. Many besides her own rise up and call her blessed.
Modesty, humility, a deep reverence for holy things, added to her zeal and unflinching loyalty, made up a symmetrical Christian character which commanded and won universal admiration from all about her. In her home she was patient, pleasant, and cheerful.
She was the mother of eleven children. Two died in infancy, and two in mature years. Four sons and two daughters are left. Of her father’s family, one sister and three brothers still live.
Her last sickness was of something more than two week’s in duration; the last few days were full of extreme suffering; at one time when her daughter, Mrs. Hanley, expressed a desire that she might live, her reply was, “I am fully resigned to the will of the Lord,” and while suffering great pain she was heard to plead: “Dear Savior, my Savior come in mercy and take me.” The only regret she expressed was that she had not done more good in the world. In the final hours wooing angels seemed hovering about her. At one time looking up in glad surprise she exclaimed: “Oh, Mamma! Why mamma !” Subdued voices about her bed were singing “Palms of Victory,” when suddenly she extended her bands to the angelic throng and when out from among us.” 
Family (F2731)
 
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—.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. 
Shelley, Clarissa Almeda (I288)
 

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