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1821 Census:
John Beck of Drumorgan, Farmer and Innkeeper, age 44
Fanny age 31
Fanny age 12
William age 6
Sara age 4
Alex age 2
Margaret King age 50 and William Burns age 28 servants 
Beck, John (I4317)
 
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1821 Census:
Robert Beck of Mecantram, aged 45
Susanna, age 33
Margaret, age 16
John, age 15
James, Isiah age7
Eliza Jane, age 4
Robert, age 1
William Beck of Drumorgan, age 45 and Eliza, age 36 
Beck, Robert (I4314)
 
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1821 Census:
William Beck of Drumorgan, age 45
Eliza, age 36
Charles Ford, age 14
Elizabeth, age 7
William, age 6
Lucina, age 4
Anne, age 1
Jane Farland, age 43 House servant 
Beck, William (I4315)
 
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1838 was doubly a sad year on Nancy because she not only lost her husband, but also her youngest son, two year old Joseph on August 20th.

After Joseph Hormel's death, his wife and six children were left to live from his estate. Since Nancy could neither read nor write well enough to take care of things, the children were put under the guardianship of Mr. Joel A. Stokes who took care of the financial affairs until each child became of age. It seems that at least some of the children were boarded out to help pay for their rearing. However, Nancy evidently continued to live on the farm that the children were to receive as their inheritance from their grandfather John Hormell, Jr.. Nancy had to sign for all money released which she did with her "X". Also in 1842, she authorized payment in June for $145.00 for boarding, washing, lodging and clothing for the preceding year, part of which time the children were in school, and part of which they were at home sick.

Thus Nancy lived out the rest of her life, raising her children as best she could by boarding them out where they worked for part of their keep and by share cropping the farm lands. In 1852, she sold 53 acres of her land along the Dayton-Lebanon Pike for $1,300.00 and by these various means, she made ends meet until her children were old enough to care for themselves and for her. By the 1850's, her children were grown, had received their inheritance, were getting married, and could fend for themselves.

Actually, Nancy Coleman had not had a very easy life down through the years. Her father, John Coleman, was descended from a German family, and her mother, Margaret Savage, was the daughter of a family from Wales. In 1821, the family left Pennsylvania and came down the Ohio River on a raft to Cincinnati, 497 miles from Pittsburgh. The Coleman's moved first to Lebanon where they lived for one year before settling north of town with their five children, Joseph, Nancy, John, Aza, and Josiah. We know from the type of materials and animals leased to John and Margaret Coleman in the Hormel estate inventory that they worked for John, Sr.. Perhaps they were a type of tenant farmer for the Hormell's. Nancy's parents were buried in the Kirby Cemetery. John died on July 12, 1830 at the age of 59 years, 9 months, and 20 days. Margaret died on July 18, 1855 at the age of 79 years, 10 months, and 24 days. [Source: Stanley Wright Aultz, "Chronicles of a Griffis Family". Miamisburg, Ohio: S. W. Aultz 1981] 
Coleman, Nancy (I7074)
 
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1860 Census, Ohio, Byhalia, Washington twsp., Union County, has Almina living with parents, age 2. 1870 Census, Ohio, Byhalia, Washington twsp., Union County, has Almina living with parents, age 12. 
Bolen, Almina (I57)
 
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1880 Census, Ohio, Vol. 40, E.D. 125, Sheet 32, Line 19, Logan County, Rushcreek twsp., has Josephine living with her grandfather, Alexander Bolen, age 2. After her mother died, Josephine was raised by her aunts and uncles. 
Leeth, Josephine (I47)
 
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1910 Charles C. Hormell is an engineer and lives at Baxter Springs, Kansas. [Source: H. H. Hormell, Record of the Descendants of John Hormell of Washington County, Pa. & Warren County, O.]

OBITUARY
Funeral services for Charles Chester Hormel, 86, of 417 N. Seventh St., will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Aloysins Bertrand Officiating. No rosary is scheduled. Callahan-Edfast mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hormel, a retired Public Service County, employee, died at St. Mary's Hospital Saturday, in ill health for several years, he had been hospitalized for three months. Mr. Hormel was superintendent of both the Grand Junction steam plant and the Palisade hydro plant from 1931 until he retired July 1, 1952. He had previously worked for Public Service in Denver, at the Shoshone plant near Glenwood Springs, the Valmont plant near Boulder, in Sterling, and at Salida before moving to Grand Junction. Mr. Hormel learned about power generating at Joplin, Missouri and joined PSC at Denver April 1, 1910. Mr. Hormel was born at Kearney, Neb., Jan. 12, 1878. He married Gertrude Irene Malloy in Buena Vista in 1916. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge, for which he was presented a 50-year pin in recent weeks. He was the inventor of a tool called a "fish reel" which is standard equipment for electricians. His only survivor is his wife. [Reference: Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, Colorado, Sunday, May 24, 1964 (includes photo) - Information received from Sherrie Tellier, email dated August 15, 2003] 
Hormel, Charles Chester (I9233)
 
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1910 Howard lived at Lynn, Ind. R.F.D. #31. [Source: H. H. Hormell, Record of the Descendants of John Hormell of Washington County, Pa. & Warren County, O.] 
Hormell, Howard (I10477)
 
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1912 Hannah Evans, widow of William Penn Evans lives at 3904 Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal. and is remarkably well preserved in body and mind for one of her age. She lives with her son Osmond who is not married and her daughter Mary Mobley who has four children. Most of Hannah's children are married and live in or near Los Angeles. [Reference: H. H. Hormell, "Record of the Descendants of John Hormell of Washington County, Pa. & Warren County, O.", Family 7 
Evans, Hannah (I10439)
 
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1912 Harley W. Evans lives in Los Angeles, employed. [Reference: H. H. Hormell, "Record of the Descendants of John Hormell of Washington County, Pa. & Warren County, O."] 
Evans, Harley Whitridge (I10465)
 
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1912 John Mobley is and Engineer in the oil fields. His family lives with Mrs. Evans, the wife's mother, in Los Angeles. [Source: H. H. Hormell, "Record of the Descendants of John Hormell of Washington County, Pa. & Warren County, O."] 
Mobley, John (I10511)
 
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27 May 1808 Mentioned in the probate records of Peter Sellers as Adam Sellers five years and six months of age.

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

OLD LETTER.....
Mr. Peter Sellers,

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARY...
Death of Dr. Adam Sellers,
Dr. Adam Sellers, one of the oldest and best known residents of Lebanon, died at his room in the VanNote property, on Broadway, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, in the ninety-second year of his age. Death came as the result of no particular illness, but from a general failure of vital powers, brought on by Dr. Sellers' extreme age. He has been exceedingly feeble for some time and the end was not unexpected.

Dr. Sellers was born near Lebanon, July 4, 1802. He was the second son of Peter and Blanche Sellers. His father was a native of Germany, who settled first in Virginia and afterwards, in 1789, moved to what is now Warren county. Dr. Sellers was one of four children, three sons and one daughter. The latter, in after years, became the wife of William Cameron, who, in partnership with John McLean, published the Star in the early days of the present century.

Dr. Sellers, about the time he attained his majority, visited Virginia. In 1824 he was converted at a Methodist camp meeting and joined the church in whose communion he died. One year later he was licensed to exhort. He joined the Ohio conference in 1826. In 1828 he was ordained deacon by Bishop Roberts and in 1832 was ordained elder by Bishop Emory. He intended to devote his life to the ministry but owing to some throat trouble his voice failed him and he was compelled to abandon his chosen calling.

He accordingly entered the mercantile trade at Springfield, with his father-in-law, only to lose everything in the financial crisis of 1837. He then turned his attention to medicine and in 1840 graduated from Worthington Medical College. For a few months he practiced at Newark but in the fall of the year he came to Lebanon and from that time to 1879 actively practiced his profession here. In the latter year he withdrew from practice and he has divided his time between Lebanon and his mom's home in Cincinnati. At one time he was president of the Lebanon Medical Society.

Dr. Sellers was married twice. His first wife, Miss Mary A. Nixon, lived but a few months after the marriage. In 1833, he married Miss Nancy Colbert Bretney, who died in 1873. They had two children, a daughter, who died in 1862, and a son, William B. Sellers, of Cincinnati.

The funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at one o'clock, in the Methodist church, of which he was such a faithful and consistent member. They will be conducted by Rev. J. P. Porter, who will probably be assisted by other ministers who were friends of Dr. Sellers. The remains will be interred in the Lebanon cemetery. [The Western Star, March 15, 1894] 
Sellers, Dr. Adam (I8469)
 
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27 May 1808 Mentioned in the probate records of Peter Sellers as Elizabeth Sellers eight years of age. 
Sellers, Elizabeth (I8470)
 
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27 May 1808 Mentioned in the probate records of Peter Sellers as Joseph Sellers three years of age. 
Sellers, Joseph B. (I8969)
 
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27 May 1808 Mentioned in the probate records of Peter Sellers as William Sellars ten years of age. 
Sellers, William (I8471)
 
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5 known children 
Family F589
 
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VETERANS RECORD
National Archives File #358603
Declaration for Original Invalid Pension
State of Ohio, Clinton County
...On April 7, 1880 Isaac Florea filed for and Invalid Pension. He declares that "he is the identical Isaac Flora who was enrolled on the 2nd day of May, 1864 in Company G of the 149th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers commanded by J. H. Henry and was honorably Discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio on the 30th day of August, 1864; that he is age 43 years."
...He also states "That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty near Rockville, in the State of Maryland on or about the 11th day of July, 1864, he was overcome with heat while marching rapidly being at the time a prisoner of war. He claims a pension on the reslut of said disability."
...That he was treated in hospitals as follows: He was in no hospital, as he was a prisoner, and was soon discharged. That he has not been employed in the milatary or naval service otherwise that as stated - The service was with the National Guard known as 100 day men beginngin and ending as above stated. That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the Counties of Clinton and Highland in the State of Ohio, and his occupation has been that of a Farmer.

Included in this record:
...Affidavit: 28 September 1881 - Mark Dove states that "He and said Isaac Florea were taken prisoners by the Rebels after the Battle of Monocacy junction, that on the 11th day of July 1864 after a very hard march and being teribly rushed by their Captors he the said Florea was overcome with heat and sunstroke that he saw said Florea lien on the ground and that the prisinors said that he was over come with heat or sunstroke that we left said Florea there and we were rushed on by our captors."
...Doctor Statement: 8 November 1890: Approved for Disease of nervous system, result of sunstroke.
...Surgeon's Certificate: 14 November 1900 - Cause of disabilty - Sunstroke, disease of nervous system and heart, rheumatism, catarrh, vertigo, disease of eyes, partial deafness, disease of throat. He is 5 feet 8-1/2 inches, weight 120 pounds, age 63. Pension $8.00 per month.
...Certified Letter: 23 April 1913 - Isaac Flora submited a letter stating that he was born in Clinton County, Ohio August 20th 1837 that he was 75 years of age on the 20th day of August 1912, and that the old family Bible in which his birth was recorded has been lost or destroyed and connot be found and for this reason he is unable to furnish a more complete record of his birth.
...Document: 3 April 1915 - Asking for additional information - Wife: Miss Eva Trenary, married in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. First wife Mary Jane Crawford Died August 12, 1891, second wife Eva Trenary parted middle of October 1908. There has been a separation. Also lists his children by each wife.
...Court Certificate of Guardianship: 10 August 1917 - C. C. Florea of Blanchester, Ohio was duly appointed guardian of the estate of Isaac Florea an imbecile.
...Pensioner Dropped: Certificate #259592, Pensioner Isaac Flora was dropped because of death April 22, 1919. Last paid $30 on Mar 4, 1919.

NOTE: There were many affidavits in the file and it took a long time for Isaac to receive his pension.

CIVIL WAR INFORMATION
149th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)
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 Names: Battle that Saved Washington
Location: Frederick County
Campaign: Early´s Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August 1864)
Date(s): July 9, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace (US); Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early (CS)
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 2,359 total
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.´´
Result(s): Confederate victory 
Florea, Isaac (I4)
 
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WILL
...IN THE NAME OF THE BENEVOLENT FATHER OF ALL, AMEN:
I, Jennie Vance, of the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio being about 54 years of age, and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, Do Make, Publish and Declare this my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, hereby revoking and making null and void all other last Wills and Testament by me made heretofore:
...FIRST: - My Will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my Estate, as soon after my decease as shall be found convenient.
...SECOND: - I give devise and bequeath to my beloved husband Philip Vance all my Real estate and household goods to be his absolutely in fee simple.
...THIRD: - I give and devise to my Sister Sarah Dolison One Hundred Dollars to be paid to her within one year after my decease, or as much sooner as it may be convenient for my executor hereinafter named to pay the same.
...FOURTH: - It is my will that none of my property either Real or personal shall be sold until one year after my decease, but that all my estate shall remain as it is for one year.
...FIFTH: - I give and devise to my said husband Philip Vance, all the rest and resedue of my estate of every description whatever.
...SIXTH: - I hereby nominate and appoint my Husband Philip Vance to be Executor of this my last will and testament, and direct that he shall not be required to give bond as such executor.
...IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of October A. D. 1907.
Jennie Vance
...The foregoing instrument was signed by said Jennie Vance in our presence and by her published and declared as her last will and testament, and at her request and in her presence we hereto subscribe our names as witnesses at Troy Ohio, this 5th day of October A D 1907.
T. M. Campbell
E. J. Willison 
Funk, Jennie (I4609)
 
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WILL
In the name of God Amen
...I John Long of the County of Edgar and State of Illinois being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made.
...First it is my wish that all my debts if there be any not knowing of any now existing and also my funeral charges be speedily and punctually paid.
...It is my wish and I therefore order my executor to sell and dispose of the farm I now reside on in the County of Edgar and State of Illinois in the following manner that is to say I want him to rent said farm from time to time until he shall have an opportunity of selling the said farm as he may think to the best advantage and if my executor should die previous to his having sold the aforesaid farm then to be sold at public sale by giving due notice thereof by putting up advertisements and also advertising in two of the most public news papers in the section of the County the terms of sale it by public sale to be in three payments one third in hand and he other two thirds in equal annual payments the payments to be received by mortgage on the said land. As to other or all other property real or personal I order my executor to convert it into money and it and all money owing to me or that I may die in possession of after deducting debts and charges incident to the settling of my estate to be paid by him to the persons hereinafter named.
...To my daughter Catharine Leathe, and John Leathe her husband I give and bequeath the sum of three dollars
....To my grandson Isaiah Long (son of my son John Long deceased) I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars.
...To my grand daughter Rebeca Long (daughter of John Long, deceased) I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
...To my grand daughter Jane Trummer (daughter of John Long, deceased) I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars.
...To my grand daughter Nancy Long (daughter of John Long deceased) I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars.
...To my grand daughter Hannah Long (daughter of John Long deceased) I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars.
...To Reuben Beeman my son in law I give and bequeath the sum of three dollars.
...To my daughter Hannah Beeman (wife of Reuben Beeman) and to her children I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred and seventy five dollars this bequest is made and is to be so understood is to be for the separate benefit of my said daughter Hannah and her children her husband Reuben Beeman not to have any benefit therein.
...To James Brewer and Eleanor Brewer his wife I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars.
...To my daughter Eleanor Brewer, wife of James Brewer and her children I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred and dollars this bequest is also made and to be so understood that her husband James Brewer is not to receive any of said bequest or have any benefit therein.
...To my son Archibald Long I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars. And to the children of the said Archibald Long I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred dollars.
...To my daughter Jemima Morris and Levi Morris her husband I give and bequeath the sum of thirty dollars.
...To my daughter Jemima Morris and her children I give and bequeath sum of three hundred dollars this bequest is also made to her and her children and to be so understood that her husband Levi Morris is not to receive any of said money or to have any benefit in said bequest.
...To my son Jonathan Long I give and bequeath the sum of thirty dollars.
...To my grandson David Long (son of Jonathan Long) I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars.
...To my son Samuel Long I give and bequeath the sum of thirty dollars.
...To my grand daughter Lucinda Long (daughter of Samuel Long) I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars.
...To my daughter Polly Ploughman and James Ploughman her husband give and bequeath the sum of thirty dollars.
...To my grand children George Ploughman and James Ploughman (the children of my daughter Polly Ploughman) I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars that is to say one hundred dollars to each of them.
...To my daughter Easter Long a single woman I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars. And if shall die previous to her receiving her bequest and leave no children their the said two hundred dollars is to be equally divided between her brothers and sisters being the children of her mother.
...To my son Henry Long I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred dollars
...To my grandchildren Andrew Long and Isaac Long (children of my son Henry Long) I give and bequeath for hundred dollars that is two hundred dollars to each of them.
...To my son James Long I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred dollars.
...To my son William Long I give and bequeath the sum of thirty dollars and to the children of the said William Long I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars
...To my son George Long I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred dollars.
...To my son Thomas Long I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred dollars.
...To my son David Long I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred dollars.
It is my wish also if any of my sons namely James Long, George Long, Thomas Long, or David Long do die before they shall receive the part hereing willed to them that the same may be equally divided between my grandchildren.
...To Hallam Hempsteaded (son of Hallam Hempsteaded of Piketon Ohio) I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred.
...To John W. W. Lawrence (son of John G. Lawrence) I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
...To John T. Laurence (son of Solomon Laurence) I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
...To Robert Lawrence (son of Andrew Lawrence) I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
...And as to the rest and residue of my estate it is to be equally divided between certain of my grand children that is to say the children of my daughter Catharine Leathe, the children of my son John Long, the children of my daughter Hannah Beeman, the children of my daughter Eleanor Brewer, the children of my son Archibald Long and the children of my daughter Jemima Morris each of said grandchildren to have an equal share.
...And lastly I nominate and appoint John G. Lawrence to be my executor this my last will and testament.
...In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
John Long (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Long to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
Samuel Mars
John R. Mars
William Mars
Samuel Mars, Jr. 
Long, Johannes (I4868)
 
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Last Will and Testament
...In the name of God Amen, I John Colvin Senior, of the county of Highland and State of Ohio - Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind & memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner following that is to say
...First I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Colvin one black mare and colt, four head of Hoggs, all my household goods and all the grain on hand and all my share of the grain raised on the place this present year after my just debts is paid. I do give and bequeath unto Lucilla Colvin one brindle cow & two sheep.
...I give and bequeath unto Rachel Puckett my Grand Daughter one black & white cow & three sheep.
...I further give and devise unto my two Eldest sons James Colvin & John Colvin their heirs and assigns except as herein after excepted all that my messuage on tenements situate lying out being in Highland county, Salem Township, Ohio one hundred acres of land to be divided equally between them. Beginning at a stake in the land between me and Wm. Sanderson running Southerly with the line of John Wood & John Jones 120 poles to three stones in the Line at Chobe thence easterly with the line at sd Chobe & Joseph Swain 134 poles to 2 Gums thence northerly 120 poles to a hickory fallen down corner to Eakins thence with his line and Wm. Sanderson 134 poles to the Beginning also a bond I hold on Benjamin Brown and others also a tax receipt for Eleven acres of land as the other & the sd James & John is to pay their mother one hundred dollars as t she needs it & to provide her clothing & boarding her natural life & further to pay Elizabeth Baker one hundred dollars and also Margarett Davidson one hundred dollars also Abraham Colvin one hundred dollars also Lucilla Colvin my youngest Daughter one hundred dollars also Rachel Pucket my Grand Daughter one hundred dollars making in all six hundred dollars to be paid when they shall on otherwise dispose of sd land. I appoint James Colvin & John Colvin Executors of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of April 1840.
John Colvin Senr
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Colvin to be his last will & Testament in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the Testator.
Isaac Chapman
Sarah Chapman
Rachel Chapman.

Codicil to will
...In the name of the Father of all amen - whereas I John Colvin, Sen. of Highland County, Ohio on the 20th day of March 1848 make my last will and Testament of that day do hereby declare the following to be a codicil to the same .
...I do hereby give and bequeath to my Daughter Hanah Stroup one hundred dollars also to my Daughter Minah Walker one hundred dollars also to my daughter Frances Walker one hundred dollars this to be in addition to what said will bequeaths.
...In Testimony whereof I Have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2d day of August AD. 1848.
John (his mark) Colvin Sen
Signed & acknowledged by said John Colvin in our presence & witnessed by us in his presence.
Robert Mc Laughlin
William Sanderson
Wm W. Malcom 
Colvin, John (I1033)
 
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Last Will and Testament of Jacob Sellers
...I Jacob Sellers of Warren County, Ohio do make & publish this my last will & testament.
...Item 1st, It is my will, that after my death the farm in which I live be sold by my Executors to the best advantage, either at public or private sale, and upon such terms of credit as my said Executors shall think advisable, and the proceeds of the sale thereof be equality divided among my following children and heirs to wit: George Sellers, the children of Nancy Gallaher, Lucinda Miller, Rebecca Long, Mary Miller, Sarah Sheets and Jacob M. Sellers. That is to son George Sellers and his heirs to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; the children of Nancy Gallaher and their heirs to receive one equal share equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; Lucinda Miller to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; Rebecca Long and her heirs to receive one equal seventh part of the sale of said farm; Mary Miller to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm; Sarah Sheets to receive one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm and Jacob M. Sellers to receive the one equal seventh part of the proceeds of the sale of said farm. The portion of the heirs of Nancy Gallaher to remain in the hands of my Executors to be paid out to them as they respectively become of age.
...Item 2nd, it is my will that out of my personal estate all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid, and the residue be divided among my children as follows to wit: My son Jacob M. Sellers to receive One Hundred Dollars for extra services by him performed after he becomes of age; Abraham Miller to receive One Hundred Dollars for services received; and after the said Two Hundred Dollars and my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, my son John Sellers to receive one ninth part of my said personal estate; my son George Sellers to receive on ninth part of my personal estate; the children of Nancy Gallaher to receive on ninth part of the same upon the same terms and in the same way that they are to receive their portion of my real estate; my daughter Lucinda Miller to receive one ninth part of the same; my son Wm. Sellers to receive one ninth part of the same; my daughter Rebecca Long to receive one ninth part of the same; my daughter Mary Miller to receive one ninth part of the same; my daughter Sarah Sheets to receive one ninth part of the same; and my son Jacob M. Sellers to receive one ninth part of the same.
...Item Third, I hereby release and discharge my sons John & William Sellers all claims for advancements by me to them made with in money or the purchase of land for them or either of the said advancements being considered equal in a full share of my real estate, and will make them equal with the rest of my children and heirs.
...Item 4th, I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons William Sellers and Jacob M. Sellers, Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and appointing them to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such manner as they may deem proper the debts & claims due me.
...I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this 12th day of May 1852.
Jacob Sellers [Seal]
...Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Jacob Sellers as his last Will & Testament in our presence & signed by us In his presence.
Leonard Peckenpaugh
Benj. Blackburn
 
Sellers, Jacob (I9558)
 
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Last Will and Testament of John Benham
...In the name of the Benevolent Father of All:
I, John Benham Senior, of the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio do make and publish this my last will & testament.
...Item 1st - I give and devise to my beloved wife Abigail Benham , in lieu of her dower, the farm on which we now reside, situate in Washington Township Montgomery County, Ohio, containing about fifty acres, during her natural lifetime.
...Also, all the good and chattles belonging to me at the time of my decease, she however selling so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay just debts.
...Item 2nd - I will and devise my grandchildren, being the children of Sarah Hatfield, deceased; Richard Benham, deceased; John Benham, deceased, ten dollars each, to be paid to them by my Executors after the decease of my said wife.
...Item 3rd - After the decease of my said wife, I direct that my said farm be sold by my Executors hereinafter named and the proceeds thereof, together with the proceeds of chattle property that may be unconsumed by my said wife be equally divided amongst my children as follows: Mary Silver, Aaron Benham, Ivens Benham, Samuel Benham, Charlotte Blair, Lydia Meterd, Tildia June Surface, William P. Benham, and Levi Benham, provided any of the above named children should decease before they should receive their shares, then I direct that their share be divided between those that may be living, and that their children be paid ten dollars each as the grandchildren before mentioned.
...I do hereby nominate and appoint David Thatcher and Sydney D. Maxwell, Executors of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing them to sell, and deeds to make and to purchasers for the Real Estate before mention in such manner either private of public sale at any time after the decease of my said wife. I further authorize and impower them to adjust and settle all business of any nature whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of June A.D. 1862.
John Benham (seal)
...Signed sealed and acknowledged by said John Benham as his last will and testament, in our presence, and signed by us at his request in his presence.
W. G. Ewing, Jr.
S. L. Clutch 
Benham, John (I562)
 
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Last Will and Testament of William Runkle Sellers
...Know all whom it may concern that I William R. Sellers of the County and State of Ohio being advanced in life, and feble in body but still possessing a sound mind make this as my last will and testament.
...1st After paying funeral expenses & all other just debts I bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Sellers fourteen chairs, two tables, all the bed & bedding, all the carpets, all the cupboardware, two stoves, one bureau, one sofa, two mirrors & one buggy & harness of my chattle property to be over and above what the law will allow her, the above named articles to be selected by her. In addition to the above I will that she have a lawful share of the remaining chattle property and one years support.
...2nd I will that my Daughter Amanda J. Russell have twenty two acres of land, off of the South side of the farm that I now live on, the line to run parallel with the south line of said farm, through the whole length. The above land is to be for her sole use and benefit during her natural life, free from any control of her husband J. M. Russell, and at her death it is to be for the sole use and benefit of her heirs. Also the small frame house and lot where they now reside, subject to the same restrictions except that if she elects to sell it at any time she shall be free to do so. Also notes and receipts for money furnished her husband by way of advancement at various times, as per notes and receipts herewith filed, amounting to seven hundred and four dollars and forty-six cents ($704.46). In consideration of all the foregoing I charge them three thousand dollars ($3,000) Provided also that if my wife should die before I do, she is to share equal with the other heirs in what I have willed to my wife.
...3rd I will that the remainder of my real and personal property be sold on such terms as my Executors may think best, and equally divided between Ferdinand Sellers, Robert Sellers, Wm. W. Sellers, Mary A. McDonald, late Mary A. Sellers, Nancy M. Bernit, late Nancy M. Sellers, subject to the following restrictions. Viz: My wife is to have five hundred dollars out of the first money that may be realsed from the sale of the real and personal property, and two items and dollars of the last payment on the farm, when sold is to remain on interest for her sole use and benefit, and if she shall find that the forgoing provisions is not sufficient to give her a liberal support she shall have the privilege of using any part of the last provision of two thousand? and dollars.
...In the above distribution of my estate Ferdinand Sellers is to be charged without interest, with fourteen hundred and twenty six dollars ($1,426.00) already advanced, as will more fully appear by reference to receipts & notes herewith filed. Robert Sellers is to be charged with two hundred & sixty two dollars, without interest as per receipts filed __. Wm. Wesley Sellers is to be charged with two hundred and twenty dollars, and Mary McDonald with one hundred dollars – all without interest as in case of the others.
...If in the final settlement of my estate, there shall be a surplus over three thousand dollars to each of the last named for heirs, including what has already been advanced to each of them as herein charge in that event my Daughter Amanda J. Russel is to share equal with the other heirs in the distribution of said surplus.
...For the faithful execution of the foregoing, as my last will and testament, I hereby appoint Ferdinand Sellers and Robert Sellers as my executors and removing all former wills or instruments of writing. I hereby affix my hand and seal this 5th day of July 1869.
Wm. Sellers (Seal)
Signed and Sealed in
Presence of A. Sellers
H. W. Donley 
Sellers, William Runkle (I7308)
 
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NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Pioneers - Shugars, Woods, Mikels
...It is often the little occurrences in life which mark our destiny more than the great things. When Henry Shugars, Sr., left his home in Wayne county, Ohio, in 1840, it was his intention to go to Steuben or Dekalb county, Indiana. While in Lima, Ohio, he met Samuel Ricks a bachelor who had entered some land in Benton township, which afterward became the Eugene Socie farm situated in section 17, south-west of Payne on the creek road. Mr. Ricks, Henry Shugars and Daniel Malott came through the wilderness together from Lima, along the Ridge road, which was then an Indian trail. After looking the land over Mr. Shugars decided to enter 80 acres and Daniel Malott 120 acres, at $1.25 per acre. Mr. Shugars returned to his home in Wayne county, but Mr. Mallott remained and built a cabin on each piece of land. Two years later in the spring of 1842, Mr. Shugars returned with his family and took up a permanent residence in the new country. Their only trading point at that time was Ft. Wayne and this meant a two days journey at least, and perhaps more. The first crop for new settlers was generally corn. Mr. Shugars raised a crop of wheat the third or fourth year. It was some years later before there was any market for timber products. About the first market was for black ash flat-hoops for which there was a market in New Haven and later in Monroeville and Van Wert. After coming to this county the parents of Mrs. Shugars died in Wayne county. The administrator adopted a novel method of sending Mrs. Shugars her annual income by cutting a bill in two pieces and sending them in letters at differnet times and then pasted together. No money was lost the family assures us.
...The first school which the Shugar children attended was in a log school house situated in the Kilpatrick grove southwest of Payne, just inside of the present gate. Here Harrison Kilpatrick, Asa Dillon and Charles Cuningham, afterwards a physician, tught the children of the Kilpatrick's, Stabler's, Henry's, Yearlin's, Snyder's and Lothammer's. on one occasion Mr. Kilpatrick taugh Frank Shugars alone.
...Henry Shugars, Sr. was born in Berks county, Pa., March 14, 1814, the son of Michael and Barbara (Gruber) Shugars both of whom died in Wayne county, Ohio. His wife Elizabeth (Howman) Shugars was born in Stark county, Ohio, April 28, 1818. Her parents were Frederick and Elizabeth (Rishler) howman, both of whom died in Wayne county, Ohio. They were married in Wayne county, Ohio, in September 1835. To this union was born Barbara, Oct. 17, 1839, William, Nov. 11, 1842, and died in the service of his country June 1865, at Washington, D.C., of measles and was buried there. Mary C. was born April 23, 1845, Franklin, Aug. 3, 1849, Henry J., Feb. 15, 1852. Mrs. Shugars died March 28, 1866. Mr. Shugars died March 8, 1891. The later years of his life was spent in the home of his son Henry who lived in the original homestead. The passing of these pioneers left only memories of their sterling character, ambition and energy in advancing teh interest of the community. They were of the Lutheran faith, and used to attended services held in the second story of the Snellenberger hewed log house. The history of the Shurgar's children will follow this article. (Source: Florence N. Cartwright, "History of Payne and Vicinity", The Payne Reflector Newspaper 1916 through 1918. Part LII, December 17, 1917 and Part LIII, December 20, 1917. Copied & assembled by Ray E. Keck, March 1990, pg. 34-35)

HISTORY
Henry Shugars--was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1814. His wife, Elizabeth (Howmon) Shugars was born in Stark county, Ohio, April 28, 1818. They were married in Wayne county, Ohio, in September, 1835, and have the following children: Barbara, born October 17, 1829; William, November 11, 1842, died June, 1865; Mary C., April 23, 1845; Franklin, August 3, 1849; Henry J., February 15, 1852. Mrs. Shugars died March 28, 1866. Mr. Shugars son, William, served in the late war, and died of the measles at Washington, D.C., where he is buried. Mr. Shugars parents areare Michael Shugars and Barbara (Gruber) Shugars, both of whom died in Wayne county, Ohio. Mur. Shugars parentws were Frederick and Elizabeth (Rishler) Howmon, both of whom died in Wayne county, Ohio. Mr. Shugars is engage in farming, and his address is McGill, 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. 238, Township and Person Histories) 
Shugars, Barbara (I715)
 
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....Mrs. Sallie Clark Succumbs To Stroke Second In Two Weeks Proves Fatal To Prominet Woman,
....Mrs. Sally Clark, widow of the late Amos Clark, whose maiden name was Ingels, passed away this Saturday morning at her home on Third avenue. She suffered a stroke about two weeks ago and has been seriously ill since. Early Saturday morning she suffered the second stroke and passed quietly out at ?:15 a.m.
....Her's was a beautiful life and she will be sadly missed by relatives and friends and especially in Grace M. E. church where she was a devoted member. Those of her family who survivie her are her stepson, Judge James Clark and one step-daughter, Mrs. Ewing, both of this city. Brothers, J. C. Ingles, of this city, Will and Burt Ingles of this county, Herbert Ingles, Oregon and Frank Ingels of Florida and the following sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gillingham and Miss Lida Leonard? of Gallipolis and Mrs. Ella Poole of Delaware.
....Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. V. Stope with Geo. Wetherholt and Sons in charge of the burial. [Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery Born 10-4-1851 - Died 6-27-1931] Gallipolis Tribune June 27, 1931 Transcribed by Maxine Marshall 
Ingels, Sarah Vanden (I7563)
 
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...Mary was born on November 1, 1935 and passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
...Mary was a resident of Sidney, Ohio at the time of her passing.
...She was married to Darrell.
...Funeral services will be held at North Broadway Church of Christ, 2655 N. Broadway Ave., Sidney, Ohio on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM with Evangelist Brent Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson, Ohio. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 5-7 PM and on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the church from 12:30 PM until the hour of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Broadway Church of Christ, 2655 N. Broadway Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home and the church. 
Rike, Mary Jane (I2249)
 
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Belleville Telescope, March 2,1906:
The funeral of J.W. Florea was held at the Union Valley school house. He died Wednesday night. He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter to mourn his loss.
(Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 101815076) 
Florea, John William (I1538)
 
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Clark, James S.
Probate Judge James S. Clark
Able Public Servant Passes In 74th Year After Long Illness
Elected Auditor Twice and Seven Times as Probate Judge
.....Judge White Assumes New Duties for Time Being.
.....About 1 o'clock this morning death ended the remarkable career of Judge James Stephen Clark at his home, 345 Fourth Ave. He had been unconscious for a couple of days, but his illness had been hopeless for several months, at least.
.....Judge Clark held office in this county longer than anyone else known to the present generation. He knew more people in the county, knew more about the people of the county and had more warm friends among them probably than anyone else ever had.
.....Loved to Serve
His death has taken from them wise counsellor, a capable and hard working official -- one who in years ahead will become a legendary figure. He possessed an amazing capacity for hard and exacting work together with a willingness and an eagerness to be of service to all who came to his office or home to seek advice or favors. Judge Clark had a remarkable career in business before he started on a more remarkable political and official career.
.....He was 73 years old last March, having been born in Clay Township in 1869. He was a son of Amos and Frances Riggs Clark prominent and outstanding in the closing decades of the last century. James S. finished his education at the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio and Eastman Business College in New York. Associated with widely known firm of Graham, Clark and Riggs (made up of his kinfolk) he engaged in the produce business and operated flatboats between this sector and New Orleans. Later he was in the cold storage business in Milwaukee.
.....On June 2, 1897, he and Ethel McDaniel of the same community were united in marriage. Eleven years later James S. Clark, then a vigorous and aggressive man but not extensively acquainted in his native county, was nominated and elected County Auditor. He served two terms and in 1916 he was elected probate judge and entered upon his duties the following Feb. 9. Each quadrennium thereafter he was reelected, meeting opposition at first but finally winning the characterization of being "invincible".
.....Rites on Tuesday
.....Funeral services for Judge J.S. Clark will be held at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Rev. J.L. Stephenson will officiate, as decedent's pastor, Rev. W. Scott Westerman, is in Michigan. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may view the features there after 2 o'clock Sunday p.m.
.....Thursday, a prominent Columbus lawyer here on business, said "Judge Clark is undoubtedly one of the ablest probate judges in Ohio, even if he is not a lawyer." And it is no secret that many southern Ohio probate judges consulted him frequently about legal and official problems.
.....Working side by side with him during his official career has been Mrs. Clark, who has demonstrated a capacity for public service and for making friends comparable to his.
.....Illness at last overtaking him, Judge Clark left his office last November (missing section) surgical skill could do to cure or greatly relieve him. He suffered much and had become extremely emaciated. Three nurses had helped to care for him during the latter part of his invalidism.
.....Judge Clark is survived by, besides his devoted wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank E. Wetherholt; two grandchildren, Frank Clark Wetherholt and Judy Weatherholt and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ewing, all of Gallipolis.
.....Judge Clark was a member of the Methodist Church and he was a Shriner, Knight Templar, 32nd Degree Mason, an Elk and Eastern Star.
.....Judge Clark was a man of diversified interests. Persons active in local politcs recognized him as one of the shrewdest and most resourceful the county has known. [Source: Gallipolis Paper, No date, Transcribed by F.K. Brown http://www.galliagenealogy.org/Obituaries/obits_Cl-Cu.htm] 
Clark, James Stephen (I6863)
 
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Dayton Daily Journal
26 April 1870 - Pg 3, Col 5
Another of our Pioneer Fathers Gone
...John Benham, son of Richard and Lydia, (maiden name Robins) was born in Monmouth county, New Jersey, August 11th, 1784, and died at his late residence, three-fourths of a mile north of Centreville, Montgomery county, April 23d, 1870, after a long and lingering illness, aged 85 years, 8 months and 12 days. Whilst a child, his parents moved to Pennsylvania - from there to the West, landing on the banks of the Ohio river where Cincinnati now stands, on New Year's day, 1790.
...He said the place at that time contained only one log cabin. Fort Washington was occupied by the army, and in a small fort, or stock-house, lived three or four famiies. His father tore up their boat and built a shanty against a large elm tree, in which the family spent the remainder of the winter. This was on the bank of the river at the foot of Main street. His father then bought one acre of land on the second bottom fronting on Main street for ten shillings - built a log house on it, and moved there in the spring of 1791; some time afterward, one half of the lot was sold for ten dollars to Jas. Kemper. His uncle, Robert Benham had the first shingle roofed house in Cincinnati.
...The first brick house there was built by James Gruniman, also the first mill on Millcreek. The building of both he distinctly remembered. He saw the armies of Harman, St. Clair and Wayne leave Cincinnati for the Indian counrty. Fort Washington was a four-square building with a block-house at each corner, making it then an eight-square fort.
...He lived in Cincinnati seven years, and saw the three first burials. The first was a soldier from the fort; the other two died at his father's house. Their names were Sullivans and Samuel Dugood. He moved from Cincinnati to a creek near Montgomery, now in Hamilton county, his father's object being to open a farm. But they had neither horses or plows. The first corn crop was put in entirely with hoes - corn-hills being made here and there, where an opening could be found. The crop was tended by himself and two sisters. One day he and one of his sisters were hunting rushes, when their dog was attacked by a bear, and was about to prove too much for the dog, when he fell to work on the bear with a club, killing him! He came to this county in 1804, and was married to Abigal Nutt, July 11, 1805, and they were the parents of 15 children, 9 of whom are still living. At the time of his coming into this county, hunting parties were very common, in whch he took a liberal part, with the follwing remembered persons: The Becks, Irwins, Dunkins and Baileys. On his first visit to Dayton, he found a few log cabins surrounded by hazel bushes and quite a pond of water on Main street. The most prominent men in Dayton at that time were Compton, merchant, and Cooper, who owned a Tub Mill, which stood about where the Patterson Saw-mill now stands. The millers name was Holt. In the war of 1812 he served two terms, one in Captain McClellan's company in 1812, in 1814 he served in Captain Joseph Ewing's company. In politics he was a Democrat, in religion a Universalist, and by profession and practice an honest man. 
Benham, John (I562)
 
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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 County 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 grand children, one great grand child and three sisters. Mrs. Sarah 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. (Source: Newspaper clipping, name of newspaper and date unknown. Paulding County Carnegie Library, Paulding, Ohio) 
Michael, Daniel (I327)
 
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LEETH, Walter E.
Age 84, recently of Wadesville, IN, passed away Wed. June 18, 2014 in Brookville, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby & by a son, Joey. Walter was a retired machinist. He was a rodeo bull-rider and he also enjoyed woodworking, hunting and gun collecting. He is survived by son, Jeff; daughters, Karen & Mickey; special lady friend, Aletha Martin and by numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wed. June 25 at the GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT RD., BROOKVILLE, with burial to follow in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home 6-8 PM Tuesday. If desired, e-mail condolences may be sent by going online to www.gilbert-fellers.com 
Leeth, Walter Edward (I16)
 
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LEVI BENHAM DIED TUESDAY
...Mr. Levi Benham died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Rehm. The funeral services were held at the Rehm home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the Rev. H. H. Fowler, Interment at Glenwood cemetery.
...The music was furnished by Mrs. Frank Frame and Mrs. Roy Stotts.
...Levi Benham was born at Centerville, Ohio, April 21, 1831. He married Miss Amy Alexander April 15, 1857. Two children survive them, one daughter, Roxana, now Mrs. Frank Rehm, and one son, Web Benham, both of Leavenworth County.
...He lived many years in New York, from where he came to Leavenworth County, where he spent his last days. (Source: Information received from Lucille Wattles, email dated April 5, 2005. "His obituary appeared in the Bonner Springs Chieftain, 1 December 1921, p. 1:6, Microfilm # B379") 
Benham, Levi (I661)
 
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Mrs Mary Riggs
Mrs. Mary Riggs, mother of Mrs. Jacob Riggs, died Sunday evening last at 9 o'clock, in her 87th year. Funeral services were held last evening at Clay Chapel, by Rev. Finney. [Gallipolis Paper, No date, Transcribed by F.K. Brown] 
Bare, Mary (I6818)
 
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Mrs. Peter Fox, residing in the Day House, died on Friday from premature child birth. Her husband, who is a teamster for the paper mill, was in the country at the time. She leaves five children in destitute circumstances. The family came here lately from Highland county. (NOTE: Handwirtten note on bottom is XR Nov 10, 1885) 
Florea, Annie E. (I1534)
 
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PETER ANTONETTI
Peter Joseph Antonetti, age 85, passed away September 20th in Sun City, CA after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, daughters Christine Scoles of Medford, OR, Valerie Logan and son Marc Antonetti of Fresno, step daughter Rene Levi of Riverside and sister Virginia Silva of Fresno. Peter had six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. During his lifetime, Peter was a celebrity Executive Chef. He did a cooking segment each week on the Al Radka Show in Fresno. He also provided a weekly recipe for the the Fresno Bee. He has owned Antonetti's Restaurant in Carmel, Palm Lakes Catering in Fresno, Antonetti's Antiques and Refinishing business and Antonetti's Storage (garage cabinet business) in Lake Elsinore. He was an avid elk, duck and dove hunter, and enjoyed golf and gardening. Peter also served in the Army in WWII. He worked as an Executive Chef in Alaska. He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Noemi Antonetti , brother Lloyd Antonetti of Santa Cruz and former wife Mildred Antonetti of Fresno. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. Peter, (Papa) we will miss you and love you dearly. Your loving family. Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 26th at 1:30 pm at: Veteran's Riverside National Cemetery, Stage #6, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. (Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 24, 2008) 
Antonetti, Peter Joseph (I6559)
 
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Shirley Ann (Beemer) Antonetti(1934 ­ 2015)
SHIRLEY ANN ANTONETTI (Beemer) passed away on Oct. 12, 2015. She was born in Bradford, OH in 1934. She attended Sidney High School. Shirley was preceded in death by husband Peter Antonetti, her parents Lawrence and Vivian (Beck) Beemer, brother Eddie Beemer, Son Richard Ross, Jr. and was previously married to Richard Ross, Sr. Shirley is survived by daughter Rene (Ross) Levi and husband Steve of Federal Way, WA. Shirley is also survived by three step children: Christine Scoles, Valerie Logan and Marc Antonetti. Shirley has two step sisters: Loverna Dilbone and Martha Kozul and three sisters­in­law. She has eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Shirley and Peter owned "Antonetti's Antiques" in Lake Elsinore, CA. for twenty years. She was a loving, giving, classy lady and always put others ahead of herself. Shirley always acknowledged a celebration by sending a card or making a call. She enjoyed embroidering and spending time with family and friends with whom she shared laughter with. She will be missed dearly. Services will be held on Tues, Oct. 27th at 11:30 am at Riverside National Cemetery. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275­4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com (Published in Press Enterprise on October 18, 2015) 
Beemer, Shirley Ann (I2063)
 
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The Belleville Telescope, May 25, 1950
...Elizabeth Briggs, daughter of Hiram and Maria Briggs, was born October 16, 1855, near Atlanta, Ill., and died May 9, 1950 at the home of her daughter at Belleville at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 23 days.
...Her parents moved to Atlanta when she was a infant. When she was six years old, her father having died, her mother remarried and they moved near McLean, Ill., where she received her education and lived until February 11, 1878, when she was married to John W. Florea.
...The couple moved to Iowa to live in the vicinity of Council Bluffs. In November, 1884, they came to Republic county, Kansas. To this union were born four children, the second one, Harley dying at the age of three. Mr. Florea died February 20, 1906.
...She became a believer in the Gospel of Christ many years ago and died trusting in the promises of God.
...Those left to mourn her departure are her children, Chester I. of Republic, Mrs. Fern Stephenson, of Belleville and Glen E. of Omaha; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
...Funeral services were held May 11 at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart funeral chapel in Belleville with the Rev. Monroe M. Miles officiating. Interment was in Union Valley cemetery by the side of her husband and son. ( Source: Death: The Belleville Telescope, May 25, 1950)

...Elizabeth Briggs, daughter of Hiram and Maria Briggs, was born October 16, 1855, near Atlanta, Ill., and died May 9, 1950 at the home of her daughter at Belleville at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 23 days.
...Her parents moved to Atlanta when she was a infant. When she was six years old, her father having died, her mother remarried and they moved near McLean, Ill., where she received her education and lived until February 11, 1878, when she was married to John W. Florea.
...The couple moved to Iowa to live in the vicinity of Council Bluffs. In November, 1884, they came to Republic county, Kansas. To this union were born four children, the second one, Harley dying at the age of three. Mr. Florea died February 20, 1906.
...She became a believer in the Gospel of Christ many years ago and died trusting in the promises of God.
...Those left to mourn her departure are her children, Chester I. of Republic, Mrs. Fern Stephenson, of Belleville and Glen E. of Omaha; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
...Funeral services were held May 11 at Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart funeral chapel in Belleville with the Rev. Monroe M. Miles officiating. Interment was in Union Valley cemetery by the side of her husband and son. (Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 101814078) 
Briggs, Elizabeth (I1554)
 
238
OBITUARY.....
New Burlington Widow In Ill Health for Five Years
...Mrs. Luella McKay Lackey, 89, of New Burlington, widow of Walter V. Lackey, died at the Fairborn Nursing Home at 11:45 p.m. Friday. She had been a patient there two months. Her health had been failing for five years and her condition became serious two weeks ago.
...Born July 28, 1867 in Chester Twp. Clinton County, near New Burlington, she had been a lifelong resident of that area. Her parents were Jonathan and Elizabeth Medsker McKay. She married on June 18, 1891 and her husband died in 1943.
...Mrs. Lackey was a member of New Burlington Methodist Church and of the WSCS there.
...Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death and her only survivors are nieces and nephews.
...Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at New Burlington Methodist Church with Rev. Bert O'Conner officiating. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery at Corwin. Friends may call at Neeld Funeral Home from 4:30 to 6 and 7 to p.m. Monday and at the church from 12 noon Tuesday until time of services. [Source: Copy of original newspaper clipping from the obituary card index at the Montgomery County Library, Dayton, Ohio; card dated 12-28-56, name of newspaper and date published unknown] 
Mckay, Louella (I6793)
 
239
WILL
Being admonished of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and desiring to arrange my affairs according to my mind therefore...
...I Mary Florea, of the county of Clinton and the State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament, and being in my right mind, do give and devise as follows.
...Item First - I give and devise to Isaac Flora the Jones lot, and $50.00 fifty dollars in money.
...Second Item - I give and devise to Parker Florea the Mart House and lot and $50.00 fifty dollars his life time and at his death to be sold and divided among Mary Florea's heirs.
...Item Third - I give and devise to Albert Florea the homestead and all the furniture, carpets, dishes, beding and Sara Windenakers picture, and $t0.00 fifty dollars.
...Item Fourth - I will and devise to Nancy Jane Hiderbrant, the red seat rocking chair and the lamb picture, and $50.00 fifty dollars in money.
...Item Fifth - I give to Mary Elizebeth Watkins, the lounge and beding, one blanket, and Mary Florea picture.
...Item Sixth - I give to Harrison Watkins the large Bible.
...Item Seventh - I give and devise to Sarah Windemaker $50.00 fifty dollars or what is left after my funeral expences are paid.
...Item Eigth - I do hereby appoint A. M. Sanderson executor of this my last will and testament.
...I do hereby revoke all former wills, by me made. In testimony here of I have hereto set my hand, this Eighteenth day of Oct in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ninety two.
Mary Flora (x her mark)
Signed and acknowledged by Mary Florea as her last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in her presence. Henry Spray, C. E. Sanderson.

Item Ninth - If Albert Flora does not survive Nancy Jane Hildebrant what was given him, is to go to her.
Mary Flora (x her mark)
Signed and acknowledged by Mary Flora as her last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in her presence. Attest: F. E. Schofied and A. M. Sanderson 
Turner, Mary (I1430)
 
240
WILL
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)
 
241
Will
I, Amos Clark of Gallia County, Ohio being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, that is to say: First - I will and direct that all just debts existing against me at the time of my decease may be settled. Second - I give and bequeath to my wife Sallie V. Clark, all my household goods of every nature and character absolutely. And I also give, bequeath and devise to my said wife Sallie V. Clark the one third (1/3) part of all my property both personal and real of every nature and character wheresoever situate absolutely and in fee simple. Third - I give, bequeath and devise all my property not heretofore disposed of, both personal and real, of every nature and character wheresoever situate to my three children, Mamie L. Ewing, James S. Clark and Ada F. Lackey, to each, the full on third (1/3) part thereof absolutely and in fee simple. Fourth - I hereby will and direct that the several devisees and bequests, devised and bequeathed in this my last will be charged and subject to the following provisions to wit: If at the time of my decease, any one or all of said legatees or devisees named therein, be indebted to me for money to them loaned, or by me paid for them as surety, or after my decease any one or all of them become indebted to my estate on account of monies paid out of my estate by reason of any being surety for any one or all of them, or by reason of the failure on the part of either of them to pay his note or obligation, of which I may be a co-maker with either of them, and for the payment of which I am responsible only as surety, then and in such event, the share and portion of my estate bequeathed and devised to such legatee or devisee by this will shall be charged with such indebtedness to my estate from said legatee or devisee and the same shall become a lien on the share and portion of my estate so bequeathed and devised to such legatee or devisee - And unless such legatee or devisee pay off said indebtedness and save my estate harmless therefrom then his or her share and portion under this will shall be sold by my executors to pay such indebtedness, my executors paying any surplus after paying such indebtedness to said legatee on devisee. I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. I hereby nominate and appoint Jasper C. Ingels and my son, James S. Clark sole executors of this my last will and testament to serve without being required to give bond for the performance of their duties hereunder. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Gallipolis, Ohio this 20th day of September A.D. 1911
Amos Clark
Signed by the said Amos Clark who at the same time published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Robert M. Switzer, Gallipolis, O.
Alvin O. Dickey, Gallipolis, O. 
Clark, Amos (I6814)
 
242
WILL
James Salisbury...
Department of Archives & History, Raleigh, North Carolina
...In the name of God Amen the Sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord 1758 I James Salisbery of North Carralina (sic) in the County of Pasquotank Planter being very sick & weak in body but in a perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the Direction of my Executors not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the form again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless one in this life I give and devise and despose of the same in the
following manner and form....
...First I give and bequeath to my Daughters Elizabeth & Frances Salisbery my Negro girl Rachil Equally between them....
...Second I give to my Three sons James, John and Joseph Salisbery My Negro man named David Equally amonst them...
...Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son William Salisbery Five Pounds
...Proclamation Money and incase any of my Sons James John & Joseph should died the Negro David to goe amonst the Sorvivers of the same also if either of My Daughters should die then the Sorviver of My Daughters to have the Negro girl Rachil.
...Lastly I apoint & ordain My son James Salisbery wholely and solely Executor of this My last will and Testament & Mr. Joseph Reed Trustee. I will that all the remainder of My Estate that is not mentioned here to be sold at Publick venue for six months Credit and after my Debts being pade the amount of the remainder to be Equally Devided amonst My Children. I likewise desire that my son Joseph be bound out to a Trade at the Descretion of Joseph Reed the Trustee...and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disanul all & every other Testament...Wills and Legacies bequests and Executors by one and in any ways before this Time Names willed & bequeathed ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have here unto let my hand and seal this Day and year I have written.
James Salisbury
signed and Sealed in the presence of us
Thomas Armour
Joseph Commander
David Sinclair

North Carolina September Court 1758
Pasquotank County Present his Majisties Justices
These may Certify that David Sinclar appointed in open Court and made Oath on the Holy Evangelist that he was Present and saw James Salisbary sign seal publish and declare the within to be and contain his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound and disposing memory and that he also saw Thomas Armour and Joseph Commander the other subven being witnesses sign their names hereto at the same time Ordered that the Honorable Richard Straight, Esq. Secretary have notice that.....(the rest
unreadable on the copy)
Test: Thos Taylor Ck Crt 
Salisbury, James (I2495)
 
243
A fairly flamboyant character who in 1848 went to California as a result of the "Gold Rush". He apparently did very well and on his return set up in business, eventually owning a large mill and building Garvaghy House, Portadown and living in splendour there. The business receipts refer to "Manufacturers of Cambric Handkerchiefs". He was buried in Seagoe Parish Churchyard, leaving male issue two sons: Hugh and Paul. (Source: Information received from Alan C. Beck including phamplet - John W. Beck, A.M.I.E.E., "Beck of Northern Ireland", 1931) 
Beck, Archibald (I3966)
 
244
A graduate of medice but never practiced except as examiner for Life Insurance companies. He was a clerk in the Pension Office, Washington, D.C., after the war; later in the contract division of the post office there. [Source: Frances Grimes Sitherwood, Copyright 1930, Book "Throckmorton Family History" Being the Record of the Rhrockmortons in the United States of America with Cognate Branches, Pantagraph Printing & Stationery County, Bloomington, Illinois, 1929, pg. 16] 
LaFetra, George Henry (I9943)
 
245
A serious infectious illness early in his childhood caused speech difficulties and stuttering. Teachers preferred that he did not attend school. Most were not trained to correct speech problems in those days. His mother instructed him in arithmetic and money handling. Many people in Springboro depended on Louis to do their garden work and many outdoor chores regularly. His mother's homemade bread and a glass of milk was a special delight to him. His brother Maurice often took him to see his favorite Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team play at Old Crosley Field in Cincinnati. He was an avid fan via radio.

One faithful friend and follower was his collie dog, Lassie. Louis was born, lived, loved and died in the family farm home. Death occurred at age 73 years. [Source: Laura E. Rosnagle, "The John and Jane Fleming Hayner Genealogy", Cincinnati, Ohio : John & Jane Fleming Hayner Reunion, 1983 (Utica, Ky. : McDowell Publications, pg. 138, 139] 
Hormell, Louis Clarke (I8452)
 
246
A. J. CRON, cabinet-maker, Piqua; foreman of the bench-hand department of L. C. & W. L. Cron & Co.`s furniture manufactory. This gentleman was born in Hunterville July 1, 1852, and is a brother of L. C. Cron. He was brought up to his trade in youthful days, and has devoted the past twelve years to his present position and employment, which he has filled with benefit to the company and pleasure to himself. July 31, 1873, his marriage with Miss Almeda Noland was celebrated. She was born March 7,1853, and is a daughter of James and Martha E. (Beck) Noland. Four children have been born to A J. Cron and wife, viz., Raymond F., July 15, 1874 ; James N., Feb. 19, 1876 ; Leonard J., Nov. 23, 1877 ; Mabel A., Feb. 17, 1880. 
Cron, Andrew Jackson (I2137)
 
247
Aaron Harlan, Yeoman, Friend, was born in the Parish of Donnahlong, County, Down, and Province of Ulster, Ireland. He was but two years of age when his parents reached the shores of the New World, and settled in the wilderness of the Colony of William Penn.

ABSTRACT OF WILL.....
Page 122
Aaron Harlan..........Kennet..................Yoeman
May 5, 1732...........Oct. 2, 1732..........A. 381
Provides for wife, not named. Inc. Real Est. until son George is 21. To son George when 21 my now dwelling place being the las part of my Tract of land on Brandywine. Cont. about 300 acres. To son Samuel when 21, the West part of said Tract as lately surveyed by Zachariah Butcher cont. 230 acres. to son Aaron, when 21, my Plantation in Kennet whereon my Father Law now lives. To son Jacob, when 21, an equal portion of my Est. as either of above named sons. To dau Charity, one gray filly. To daus Mary & Elizabeth L20 each, when 21. Lands to be valued & sons shares to be made equal. Extr - wife & friend Samuel Hollingsworth & Saml Pyle & Bro Joshua Harlan Trustees. Witnesses - Thomas Strode, Geor. Hollingsworth, Dinah x Heald [Source: Carmen J. Finley, "Hackney, Harlan & Heald - Our Quaker Ancestors", (Computer printed: C. J. Finley, Santa Rosa, CA, 1987), pg. 16] 
Harlan, Aaron (I7917)
 
248
Aaron Nutt went to Union County, Indiana in 1825. All of his children went with him except Harriet who had married. (She must have married twice.) This family is recorded on every Federal Census from 1830 through 1880 as living in Union Township (Liberty), Union County, Indiana.(Source: Compiled by Irene L. Shrope, Nutt Family of Ohio and New Jersey, Revised and Up-Dated 1993 (Vandalia, Ohio: Authorized Distributor Donald A. Nutt, 1992), pg. 46.) 
Nutt, Aaron (I1280)
 
249
Aaron Nutt, Jr. was a tanner. his will was dated 19 April, 1842 and was recorded on 01 November, 1842 in Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. Will Book D, p. 42

note: Nutt, Aaron Jr. -heir- guard. Aaron Sunderland of Simpson & Marion Nutt. (#3434 pg. 126)

Will also recorded in Shelby County, Ohio, pg. 190

-- MERGED NOTE ------------


Aaron Nutt, Jr. was a tanner. his will was dated 19 April, 1842 and was recorded on 01 November, 1842 in Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. Will Book D, p. 42 
Nutt, Aaron Jr. (I670)
 
250
Abel traveled to the North and Connaught with William Edmundson, in 1699. 
Strettell, Abel (I3921)
 

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