17 May 2015

Florence "Flossie" Olive Manweiler Weldy v John Weldy, 1901 Divorce

By Pamela Pattison Lash


Bryan Democrat, 16 May 1901 p10 c1
The petition of Florence Weldy against John Weldy for divorce and custody of child was heard and submitted.  Divorce and custody of child granted plaintiff.  No alimony allowed.

Here's what I found on this couple:

John Weldy (10 September 1876, near Edgerton, St Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH – 10 November 1937 Franklin, Lenawee Co, MI), son of Warren Weldy and Rebecca Stibbley/Steffy

Flossie Olive Manwiler/Manweiler (24 September 1880, St Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH – 15 Mar 1939, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH, uremic poisioning); burial at Brown Cem, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH; dau of John Manwiler and Mercie/Minnie J Carr


1880 Washington, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: 1011; Family History Film: 1255011; Page: 231D; Enumeration District: 241; Image: 0687
h/h 33/36 Weldy, Warren 30 OH-PA-PA farmer
Rebecca wife 27 OH-OH-OH
Jenny dau 6 OH-OH-OH
John son 3 OH-OH-OH

27 October 1896, John Weldy married Flossie O. Manweiler Williams Co, OH Marriages V7 p78

1900 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0114; FHL microfilm: 1241332
h/h 142/146 Manweiler, John 47 OH-Germ-Germ farmer
Mary J wife 40 OH-OH-OH
Flossie dau 19 (Sept 1880) divorced OH-OH-OH
Other siblings
Weldy, Vera 3 (Feb 1897)  grand-dau OH-OH-OH

May 1901 – Common Please of Williams Co, OH granted divorce to Florence “Flossie” Olive Manwiler Weldy v John Weldy
Note: she was already anticipating the divorce when the 1900 federal census was taken

19 December 1906, Williams Co, OH Flossie Manweiler married Charles Henry Freyman (Williams County Ohio Marriage V9 p342), both 26, she married once before to Weldy

Charles Freyman (19 August 1880, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH- 30 November 1963, Williams Co, OH); son of William and Almeda Phillips Freyman
They had a daughter, Helen Arlene Freyman (16 May 1911 Williams Co, OH)

Then 4 days later:
23 December 1906, John Weldy married Cora Hyland, Williams Co, OH Marriages V9 p345; he was 30, she was 20; she was the daughter of Albert Hyland and Romina McCool

1910 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0131; FHL microfilm: 1375254
h/h 72/72  Weldy, John 33 OH-OH-OH mar 3Y mar 2x
Cora wife 23 OH-OH-OH mar 1x


1910 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0131; FHL microfilm: 1375254
h/h Manweiler, John 58
Minnie wife 50
Carl son 20
Avera 13 grand-dau OH-OH-OH

1910 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0119; FHL microfilm: 1375254
h/h 337/345 Freyman, William 71 Germ-Germ0Germ farmer
Almeda wife 59 OH-PA-PA
Charles son 29 OH-Germ-OH mar 3Y mar 1x own income
Flossie dau-in-law 29 mar 2x 1/1 ch OH-OH-OH seamstress at home

1916 The Farm Journal Illustrated Directory of Williams County Ohio
John Weldy (Cora ), farmer – Edgerton, St Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH – 2 horses, 22 cows

Vera Manweiler, dau of John Weldy and Flossie O Manweiler, married Elmer John Stausborger, 24 December 1917, Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co, MI; she was 20Y, he was 26Y

1920 Algansee, Branch, Michigan; Roll: T625_758; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 576
h/h 122 Weldy, John 43 OH-OH-OH farmer
Cora M wife 33 OH-OH-OH

1920 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T625_1450; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 151; Image: 78
h/h 142/142 Freyman, Charles H 38 OH-Germ-OH farmer
Flossie wife 38 OH-OH-OH
Helen dau 8 OH-OH-OH

1930 Algansee, Branch, Michigan; Roll: 977; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 548.0; FHL microfilm: 2340712
h/h 29/29  Weldy, John 53 OH-OH-OH farmer mar @30Y age
Cora wife 43 IN-OH-OH mar @20Y age

1930 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1891; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 273.0; FHL microfilm: 2341625, West High St
h/h 717/39/42 Freyman, Charles H 50 implement merchant OH-OH-OH
Flossie wife 50 OH-OH-OH
Helen dau 18 OH-OH-OH

15 May 2015

Williams County Genealogical Society Banquet - 2015


The Williams County Genealogical Society of Bryan, Ohio will hold its 32nd Annual Banquet on June 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  It will be held at the Moose Lodge on the east side of Montpelier, Ohio.  

Our speaker and performer will be Steve Ball.  He is a Civil War musician and historian from Columbus, Ohio.  He became interested in the Civil War at a young age due to a picture of his great great grandfather.  Steve learned to play the guitar and has been involved in many different types of music.  As his knowledge of the Civil War grew, so did his knowledge of the music of that time.

Steve's musical presentation will be performed on a pre-Civil War Martin guitar.  He will play several period tunes and tell the story of each one, it's place in the war and the progress the war had taken at that time.

The dinner will include baked chicken, swiss steak, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls, salad bar, pie, coffee, tea, pop and lemonade.  The ticket cost is $13.00.  Call Jane at the library 419-636-6734 for reservations by Wednesday, May 27.

The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.  

01 May 2015

Stephen Senn v Abby Jane Bundy Senn, Divorce 1892

By Pamela Pattison Lash

I spotted the following newspaper article concerning a proposed divorce in Williams Co, OH and began a detailing of the participants.


Bryan Democrat, 5 May 1892 p3
Abbie J Senn who resides at Tompkins, Clare Co, MI is on notice that her husband Stephen Senn filed for divorce in Williams Co, OH charging her with willfull and continuous absence for more than three years.  There will be a hearing on 17 June 1892.

Bryan Democrat, 28 June 1892 p5 c3 - Steven Senn v Aba Senn; divorce granted

I noted difficulty in the records due to spelling alternatives and children's names changing which made the research chase challenging at times.  I began the detailing with the bride's parents as there are several people online who do not have some of the details right.  The problem also is compounded as there are two Stephen Senns living about the same time frame in the same general areas.


1 Jacob F Bundy
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Death: 22 Nov 1864, Chattanooga, TN

CW Vet, died in TN - Co G 68th OVI
Lived in Henry Co, OH with PO Archbold, OH
Mustered in Oct 1862 - Nov 22, 1864

Spouse: Elizabeth Fesler
Death: 7 Jul 1886
Marriage: 6 Nov 1845, Fulton Co, OH

Children: Abby J (1856->1936)

1.1a Abby J Bundy*
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Birth: 3 Jul 1856, Henry Co, OH
Death: aft 1936 - her son, John E Senn, said in his 2nd marriage application that his mother was at home (wherever that is) on 1936

A twin to Caleb Bundy - list of Bundy children with birthdates on her mother’s CW pension application, 1865

1860 Ridgeville, Henry Co, OH
Bundy, Abby 11 OH living with siblings and mother E of PA
Note father was not with them

Abby’s sister:
Lucy Druhot
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 06 Apr 1927
Event Place: Archbold, Fulton, Ohio
Gender: Female
Age: 73
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: w
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1853
Birthplace: Henry Co, Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1854
Burial Date: 09 Apr 1927
Cemetery: Catholic Cem
Father's Name: Jacob Bundy
Father's Birthplace: New York........some records say born in Ohio
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Fessler
Mother's Birthplace: Penn.
Spouse's Name: Eugene Druhot

George Lagron
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1853
Birth Place: Canada
Marriage Date: 17 May 1893
Marriage Place: Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA
Age: 40
Residence Place: Clare Co
Father: Oliver Lagron
Mother: Louvisa Morey
Spouse: Addie Bundy
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Birth Place: Henry Co Ohio
Spouse Residence Place: Wexford
Spouse Father: Jacob F Bundy
Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Fesslor
Record Number: 565
Film: 50
Film Description: 1893 Newaygo - 1893 Wexford
Each married once before; this fits with newspaper saying she lived in Clare Co, MI area; note that she is known as Abby Bundy so she took back her maiden name after the divorce from Senn

Spouse: Stephen Senn
Birth: 4 May 1853, Dearborn Co, IN
Death: 14 Apr 1924, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co, MI1

Bryan Democrat, 5 May 1892 p3
Abbie J Senn who resides at Tompkins, Clare Co, MI is on notice that her husband Stephen Senn filed for divorce in Williams Co, OH charging her with willful and continuous absence for more than three years.  There will be a hearing on 17 June 1892.

They were married in South Wright Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI; both from Henry Co, OH; he was 21 and she was 18; the names are Stephen Saun and Abby Bandy but everything fits

Stephen Senn
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 27 Jun 1892
Event Place: Wood, Ohio, United States
Spouse's Name: Annie E. Oldshoe
Note the ink was probably not too dry when he remarried

1900 Henry Twp, Wood, Ohio; Roll: 1333; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0142; FHL microfilm: 1241333
h/h 104/107 Senn, Stephen 47 (May 1853) PA-FR-PA mar 8Y oil pumper
Anna E wife 40 (Aug 1859) 8/7 ch MI-Switz-MI
Conklin, Nellie L step-dau 26 (July 1873) 1/1 ch OH-Can-MI
Snyder, Gertrude M step gr-dau 5 (Feb 1895) OH-OH-OH

1901, 1903,1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912  Toledo, OH City Directory, living on Case St or Front St - pumper, electrician, machinist

1910 Toledo Ward 13, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T624_1208; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1375221, 2367 Front St
h/h 38/38 Senn, Stephen 56 In-Fr-PA tank tender for blast furnace, mar 2x mar 18Y
Anna E wife 50 MI- Eng-MI 4/1 ch mar 2x

Birth Date: 04 May 1853
Birthplace: Dearborn Co., Indiana
Spouse's Name: Emma Jane Eckman
Spouse's Birth Date: 20 May 1859
Spouse's Birthplace: Whitley Co., Indiana
Event Date: 10 Mar 1920
Event Place: Steuben County, Indiana
Father's Name: Christopher Senn
Mother's Name: Sarah Ritter
Spouse's Father's Name: John Walker
Spouse's Mother's Name: Louisa Flower
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Widowed

Event Type: Death
Event Date: 14 Apr 1924
Event Place: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 70
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 04 May 1853
Birthplace: Indiana
Birth Year (Estimated): 1854
Father's Name: Christopher Senn
Mother's Name: Sarah Ritter

Children: Amanda/Arminda Delia (1874-1913)
Alonzo Sylvester (1877-1913)
John Edward (1882-1960)

Other spouses: George Lagron

1.1a.1a Amanda/Arminda Delia Senn*
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Birth: 8 Jul 1874/1875, Williams Co, OH
Death: 10 Apr 1913, Lincoln Twp, Arenac Co, MI
Burial: Woodmere Cem, Standish, Arenac Co, MI

Amanda D Senn
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1875
Birth Place: Williams County, Ohio
Marriage Date: 17 Sep 1891
Marriage Place: Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, USA
Age: 16
Residence Place: West Unity, Ohio
Father: Stephen Senn
Spouse: James L Downs
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 20
Spouse Birth Place: Waterville, Ohio
Spouse Residence Place: West Unity, Ohio
Spouse Father: Lewis Downs
Spouse Mother: Amanda Ketchell

Della Armenda Senn
Birth
1874 8 Jul
William County, Ohio
Marriage to James L Downs
1891 17 Sep — Age: 17
Hillsdale County, Michigan, USA
LDS Record GS film # 2342490, Digital folder # 4208239 Parents listed as Lewis Downs & Amanda Ketchell, Stephen Senn & "no mother listed"
Marriage to David E Chrysler
1897 1 Sep — Age: 23
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Death certificate says cause of death: injured internally by falling

Spouse: James L Downs
Marriage: 17 Sep 1891, Hillsdale Co, MI

Other spouses: David E Chrysler

1.1a.1b Amanda/Arminda Delia Senn* (See above)
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Spouse: David E Chrysler
Marriage: 1 Sep 1897, Detroit, Wayne Co, MI

Other spouses: James L Downs

1.1a.2 Alonzo Sylvester Senn - first went by Sylvester
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Birth: 30 Jul 1877, Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH
Death: 21 Nov 1913, Grayling, Crawford Co, MI2
Burial: Elmwood Cem, Grayling, Crawford Co, MI

Sylvester Senn
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Stryker, Williams, Ohio
Birth Date: 30 Jul 1877
Father's name: Stephen Senn
Mother's name: Abby Gilbundy
FHL Film Number: 914034

Alonzo Sim
Age (Expanded): 22 years
Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Caroline B.C. Paul
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 16 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1885
Spouse's Birthplace: Pinconning
Event Date: 29 Oct 1901
Event Place: Pinconning, Bay, Michigan
Father's Name: Stephen
Mother's Name: Abbie Bundy
Spouse's Father's Name: Michael
Spouse's Mother's Name: Wilhelmina Berg

Alonzo Senn
Gender: Male
Death Date: 21 Nov 1913
Death Place: Grayling, Crawford, Michigan
Age: 35
Birth Date: 1878
Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Brakeman
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Stephen Senn
Mother's Name: Abbie Bundzi
Death certificate lists cause of death: hemorrhage and shock following accident on railroad - both legs severed and left arm severed. Worked as brakeman on railroad.

Spouse: Caroline Powell

There is a Joseph S Senn who b/d 1915 at Edwards, Ogemaw Co, MI with mother Clara Powell Senn??

Marriage: 29 Oct 1901, Pinconning, Bay Co, MI


1.1a.3a John Edward Senn* - first went by Frank
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Birth: 23 Mar 1882, Williams Co, OH
Death: 1960
Burial: Edwards Twp Cem, West Branch, Ogemaw Co, MI

Frank Senn
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Fremont, Isabella Co, Michigan
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1882
Baptism Place: Isabella, Michigan
Father's name: Stephen Senn
Mother's name: Abigail

John E. Senn
Age (Expanded): 29 years
Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Ohio
Spouse's Name: Hattie Mrs. Car
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 28 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1883
Spouse's Birthplace: Michigan
Event Date: 31 May 1911
Event Place: Grayling, Crawford, Michigan
Father's Name: Stephen Senn
Mother's Name: ...bey Bonty
Spouse's Father's Name: Simps...
Spouse's Mother's Name: ...attie Simpson

John Edward Senn
WWI Draft Registration b 23 Mar 1882, res of West Branch, Ogemaw Co, MI, farmer, married Hattie

John E Senn
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 08 Aug 1936
Event Place: , Steuben, Indiana
Registration Place: , Steuben, Indiana, United States
Marriage License Date: 08 Aug 1936
Residence Place: Flint, , Michigan
Gender: Male
Age (Estimated): 54
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1882
Birthplace: , Williams, Ohio
Father's Name: Stephen Senn
Mother's Name: Abbie Bundy
Spouse's Name: Belle Wilcox
Spouse's Residence Place: Flint, , Michigan
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age (Estimated): 50
Spouse's Birth Date: 29 Apr 1886
Spouse's Birthplace: , Macomb, Michigan
Spouse's Father's Name: William Hunt
Spouse's Mother's Name: Agnes Corneil

Spouse: Hattie (Simpson) Carr
Marriage: 31 May 1911, Grayling, Crawford Co, MI
Divorce: 1928

Other spouses: Belle Rose (Hunt) Wilcox

1.1a.3b John Edward Senn* (See above)
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Spouse: Belle Rose (Hunt) Wilcox
Birth: Aug 1886, La Pier Co, MI
Death: 1964

Married twice before; twice divorced with last one in 1934

Marriage: 8 Aug 1936, Steuben Co, IN

Other spouses: Hattie (Simpson) Carr

1.1b Abby J Bundy* (See above)
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Spouse: George Lagron
Birth: 1853, Canada
Marriage: 17 May 1893, Cadillac, Wexton Co, MI

Other spouses: Stephen Senn








28 April 2015

Eugene Marion Priest, Lewis Priest, and Elery Priest - Tragic Family

By Pamela Pattison Lash

It started with the old newspapers - here is a detailing of a family of tragedy; two brothers and the son of one who all ended up being admitted to the Toledo State Asylum in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH and died there.


Eugene Marion Priest (1845 – 16 November 1907, Toledo, Lucas Co, OH), son of Andrew Shenline Priest and Lydia Keeler

Catherine Mary Smetzer, (Sept 1857 OH – 14 Aug 1907), Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH, dau of William Smetzer and Mary DeGroff

1860 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 41; Image: 86; Family History Library Film: 805052
h/h Priest, Andrew 41 PA farmer
Lydia 36 PA
Frederick 14 OH
Lewis 13 OH died 1917 in Toledo State Asylum
James 9 OH
Eugene 4 OH died 1907 in Toledo State Asylum
Unnamed male 1 OH

1870 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 171B; Image: 346; Family History Library Film: 552781
h/h 206/206 Priest, Andrew 53 PA farmer
Lydia 50 PA
Francis 24 OH
Lewis 23 OH
James M 19 OH
Eugene M 14 OH
Irving 11 OH

1880 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 621D; Enumeration District: 011; Image: 0104
h/h 121/128 Priest, Andrew S 63 PA-PA-PA farmer, widower
Eugene M 24 son OH-PA-PA teacher
Washington J 21 son OH-PA-PA teacher
Kaily, Susan 25 niece OH-PA-PA housekeeper

15 Mar 1894, Lucas Co, OH – Eugene M Priest and Mary C Smetzer marriage

Birth of William Priest 26 Dec 1896, parents EM Priest/Catherine Smetzer
Ellery Priest – WWI Draft 1917 – patient at State of Ohio in Toledo Asylum – insane – has the same birth date as William Priest

1900 Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Priest, Catherine 42 (Sept 1857)  mar 7Y 2/2 ch OH-PA-PA
Edna dau, all lodgers of Samuel Zigler 5 (Mar 1895) OH-OH-OH
Elery son 3 (Dec 1896) OH-OH-OH
Note – Eugene is not with the household nor have I found him in 1900 census

Bryan Press (Bryan, OH), 22 August 1907 p9 c6 – obit of Mary C Smetzer Priest; her death certificate says Katherine Priest, d/o William Smetzer and Mary Dgroff, born Jefferson, OH

Bryan Democrat (Bryan, OH), 1 October 1907 p1 c2
Eugene Priest Insane
Eugene Priest of Jefferson Township was adjudged insane by Probate Judge Fraser yesterday morning.  Priest has been making his home with John Hallock, north of Bryan, and his condition was thought to be dangerous.  The demented man claims someone will murder him and to escape this has threatened to commit suicide.  When placed under arrest Saturday a razor and bottle were found on Priest.  His wife is dead but he has two children, Elery aged 9 who lives at Pulaski and Edna aged 12 who lives in Toledo, Eugene Priest is a brother of Lewis Priest of Bryan.  He was taken to the Toledo State Hospital by Sheriff Ames yesterday afternoon.

16 November 1907, Toledo State Asylum, Lucas Co, OH -Eugene Priest died, age 62, residence Williams Co, OH; born in Toledo

Bryan Democrat (Bryan, OH), 19 November 1907 p1
Eugene Priest who had been a resident of Williams County a great part of his life died in the state hospital at Toledo Friday.  He was about fifty years old.  Following the death of his wife several months ago Mr Priest’s mind became unbalanced and it was necessary to take him to the hospital at Toledo. His condition did not improve and he steadily grew weaker, until the end came Friday.

Eugene Priest was born on a farm a few miles north of Bryan, where he lived until a few years after the death of his father, which occurred about ten years ago.  In 1893 he united with Katherine Smetzer, to which union two children were born who survive the parents. Mr Priest also leaves four brothers, Lewis of Bryan, and three living in the west, Marion, Irving, and Monroe.
Note – his age is wrong, his marriage date is wrong

4 June 1913, Lucas Co, OH, Edna Priest, d/o Eugene and Catherine Priest, married John L Lee, son of Samuel and Rebecca Johnson Lee

Bryan Press (Bryan, OH), 27 September 1917
Lewis Priest died in the State Hospital in Toledo last Friday. He was taken there about a year ago when his health both physical and mental showed signs of giving way and he needed the care of the institution.  He was 63 years old and married 1 January 1880 to Emma McFadder, by whom he had two children.  Mr Priest was well-known about Bryan for a long time and had many admirable qualities.  Funeral services were handled from the Deck Undertaking Rooms on Sunday with burial in Brown Cemetery.

His death certificate says he was a resident of the asylum for over a year and was diagnosed with senile dementia

Ellery Priest – WWI Draft 1917 – patient at State of Ohio in Toledo Asylum – insane

3 November 1918, Toledo State Asylum, Lucas Co, OH – Ellery Priest, born 29 December 1897, son of Eugene Priest and Catherine Schmetzer, died; single, farmer, burial Bryan, OH – dementia praecox and chronic dilation of heart; there from 18 Oct 1917-3 November 1918

Bryan Democrat (Bryan, OH), 12 November 1918 p5 – obit of Elery Priest

24 April 2015

WCGS April 2015 Meeting and Special May Workshop

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Here's a report on WCGS April meeting and the special workshop in May from VP Mary Alice Roth:


     The Williams County Genealogical Society held their meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015.  The speaker was First Families Chairman Kim Smith.  She gave a powerpoint presentation on all the steps needed to become a member of the First Families of Williams County.  The applicant must be a member in good standing of the Williams Co. Genealogical Society,  there must be original documents, if available, of birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records (if Applicable) of yourself, your parents, grandparents and ancestors, of the same name, who were settled in Williams County, Ohio on or before December 31, 1860. Some of these records may be found in an adjoining county to where you think it should be.

     Many genealogical organization sites on the Internet are acceptable but must be fully cited as well as the URL citation along with a copy of the original document, if available.

     There are many requirements to be submitted but it's well worth it for you and your ancestors to be honored at the Annual Banquet in June.  So, start now by coming to our meetings to find out more about collecting documentation for next year.  Maybe a summer trip could include going to places where you may find information.

     Don't forget our Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library in Bryan, Ohio.  Amanda Wells Blackman from Indiana will be returning to present a program on how to date photos by type of photo, clothing and jewelry worn, hair style, medals worn and props used by the photographer.  Bring a photo of an ancestor at be identified after the formal presentation.  You must register with Jane at the library 419-636-6734 by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  There will be a $5.00 registration fee.  Pizza and coffee will be provided for lunch or you may bring your own lunch and beverage.

     The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

16 April 2015

A May 2015 Workshop on Dating Photographs


The Williams County Genealogical Society will hold its Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library, Bryan, Ohio.

Amanda Wells Blackman, from Indiana, will be returning to present a more in-depth program on how to date photos by type of photo, clothing and jewelry worn, hair style, medals and props used by the photographer.  This will also give her more time to help you with the photo of your ancestor to determine the approximate date or time period the photo was taken.  Bring your old family photo to be identified after the formal presentation.

You must register with Jane at the library 419-636-6734, due to limited space, by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  There will be a $5.00 registration fee.

Pizza and coffee will be provided for lunch or you may bring your own lunch and beverage.

The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30 pm, in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

12 April 2015

Jabez Jones, Jr., Who Is His Father??

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Recently I received an email from a fellow who is trying to prove that Jabez Jones, Jr. is the son of Jabez Jones, SR, a W1812 veteran who settled in NW Ohio.  If anyone has more to share, email me.  Here's what I have:


1 Jabez Jones
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Birth: 23 Jun 1792, Hampshire Co, VA
Death: 12 Mar 1884, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Burial: Brown Cem, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father: David Jones
Mother: Sarah Sumpter

To Ross Co with parents c 1803; after marriage to Keziah they settled in Bean Creek, Oct 1832; removed to Fulton Co, OH, then back to Williams Co; died at home of his son, John B Jones

War of 1812 service - Page 66 of the Jan 1988 WCGS newsletter in a listing of Grave Registration of Veterans for Brown Cemetery: He was a Private in the War of 1812, on the roll of Captain John Van Meter's company,
Note - from Roster of Ohio Soldiers in War 1812 p228-230
Ohio Militia, serving July 29-Aug 13, 1813; he was discharged 13 Oct 1813
Note - Also in same company are
Lt Samuel Jones
Sgt Aaron Jones
Pvt Henry Jones
Pvt Moses Jones
Pvt Ambrose Grafton

1830 Colerain, Ross, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 139; Page: 290; Family History Library Film: 0337950
Jabez Jones
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

Jabez Jones of Williams Co, OH
Issue Date: 2 Apr 1829
Acres: 80
Meridian: 1st PM
State: Ohio
County: Defiance
Township: 4-N
Range: 3-E
Section: 21
Accession Number: OH0590__.493
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Piqua
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 492

Jabez was a voter in Pulaski Twp Elections 1840, 1842, 1843, and 1846

Williams County, Ohio Probate – Will of Moses Jones, 21 April 1865 case number 930 p293-295

Copy of the last will and testament of Moses Jones deceased admitted to record 1 Apr 1865 – this day came Jabez Jones by Great and Owen his attorneys and filed in this court an authenticated copy of the last will and testament of Moses Jones late of Ross Co and the state of Ohio deceased  as admitted into record in wills and authenticated by probate court of said county is as directed that said copy as authentication by the judge be recorded in the record of wills of Williams County, GE Long Probate Judge.  Said copy

I Moses Jones of County of Ross and state of Ohio being of lawful age of sound mind and memory
Son Cornelius and his heirs all the land lying in Williams County and he shall have charge of my son Jonas and provide clothing and room during his lifetime and

My beloved wife Ann shall consent to go with him and take with her the minor children

Legalese on if they don’t follow him (Cornelius and take care of Jonas) then they will be paid some money; mentions 80 acre lot; Ambrosia Grafton is exempt from this (move??) – she gets a mortgage

And if Jonas dies then the land will be divided up amongst the heirs

Will written 23 Nov 1844
Witnesses – AW Thompson, Jonathan Sherman

March Term 1845 Ross Co these witnesses appeared with the will of the deceased Moses Jones before the court

Later Nicholas Throckmorton, Judge, 17 Apr 1865 authenticated the copy of this (I assume for Jabez Jones to bring to the Williams County Court)


1850 Jefferson, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 24B; Image: 53
Jabdse Jones 58 VA farmer
Keza Jones 49 OH
Sarah Jones 21 OH
Edward Jones 21 OH
Malinda Jones 18 OH
Austin Jones 13 OH
David Jones 24 OH

1860 Franklin, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M653_965; Page: 357; Image: 182; Family History Library Film: 803965
Jabez Jones 68 VA farmer
Kaziah Jones 59 PA
Austin Jones 23 OH

1870 Franklin, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 91A; Image: 185; Family History Library Film: 552701
J B Jones 78 VA farmer
Keziah Jones 68 PA

1880 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 598A; Enumeration District: 010; Image: 0056
William Ayres 73
Sarah C. Ayres 53 OH-VA-PA
George W. Ayres 22
William J. Ayres 21
Francis Ayres 12
Samuel D. Ayres 19
Jabez Jones 87 VA-VA-Germ  f-i-l

Goodspeed p479-480
Jabez Jones was born in Hampshire County, Va., June, IJ92; while
young, he, with his father's Camily, came to Ross County, Ohio. He
came to Jefferson Township in the spring of 1834; was elected the first
Justice of the Peace in Northwestern Ohio, and he is now living in
Bryan, at the advanced age of ninety years. He was a soldier of the
war of 1812; was at Upper Sandusky (now Fremont), with Gen. Harrison.
At the celebration at Bryan, July 4, 1876, Mr. Jones, with six
other soldiers of 1812, sat on the stand; these have all passed on before
him.

Month:
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Year:
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Month:
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Day:
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Year:
1884
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BRYDEM

Spouse: Keziah Barkhimer
Birth: 1801, Fairfield Co, OH
Death: c1875, Franklin Twp, Fulton Co, OH
Marriage: 10 Oct 1822, Fairfield Co, OH

Children: Jabez (1817-<1900)
John B (1823-)
David (1826-)
Sarah C (1827-1898)
Edward (1829-)
Malinda (1832-)
Austin (1837-)

1.1 Jabez Jones
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Birth: 1817, OH
Death: bef 1900

1840 Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Jabez Jones, JR
1m under 5
1m 20-29
1f 20-29

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 93A; Image: 185
Jober Jones 34 OH
Juliann Jones 30 OH
William Jones 11 OH
Cyutha Jones 9 OH
Peliny Jones 7 OH
Adalade Jones 5 OH
Alison Jones 1 OH
Susan Jones 60 OH

1860 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 47; Image: 97; Family History Library Film: 805052
Jabez Jones 43 OH
Julia A Jones 44 PA
Wm H Jones 21 OH
Columbia D Jones 17 OH
Adelia Jones 15 OH
Putney A Jones 13 OH
Cornelius Jones 8 OH
Sarah C Jones 5 OH

1870 United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6GQ-2VB : accessed 22 February 2015), Cornelius Jones in household of Jabez Jones, Ohio, United States; citing p. 27, family 210, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,781.
Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Jabez Jones M 53 Ohio
Julia A Jones F 54 Pennsylvania
Puttney Jones M 28 Ohio
Adelaide Jones F 23 Ohio
Cornelius Jones M 18 Ohio
Catherine Jones F 15 Ohio
William Jones M 3 Ohio

1880 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 621D; Enumeration District: 011; Image: 0104
Jaby Jones 63 OH-VA-VA
Julia A. Jones wife 64 PA-PA-PA
Leah C. Jones dau 24 OH-OH-PA
William H. H. Jones grandson 13 OH-OH-OH

Spouse: Julia A Ranck
Birth: 7 Nov 1815, PA
Death: 16 Nov 1900, Bourbon, Marshall Co, IN

1900 Bourbon, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 391; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1240391
Julia A Jones 74 PA-PA-PA widow, pensioner 7/5 ch
Charles Jones son 48 single OH-OH-PA plasterer
Leah C Jones dau 45 single OH-OH-PA

Marriage: 10 Jul 1838, Ross Co, OH

Children: William H (1839-)
Synthia Norton (1840-1907)
Putney Allison (1842-)
Plessy/Pliny Columbia D (1843-)
Adelaide (1845-)
Charles Cornelius (1852-)
Leah Catherine (1855-)

1.1.1 William H Jones
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Birth: 1839, OH

1.1.2 Synthia Norton Jones
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Birth: 20 Mar 1840, OH
Death: 12 Feb 1907, Carlton, Barry Co, MI

Spouse: Abraham S Bostater
Marriage: 2 Feb 1860, Barry Co, MI

1.1.3 Putney Allison Jones
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Birth: 1842

1.1.4 Plessy/Pliny Columbia D Jones
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Birth: 1843, OH

1.1.5 Adelaide Jones
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Birth: 1845, OH

1.1.6 Charles Cornelius Jones
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Birth: Feb 1852, OH

1.1.7 Leah Catherine Jones
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Birth: Jun 1855, OH

Spouse: Abraham S Bostater

1.2 John B Jones
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Birth: 1823, OH

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 87A; Image: 173
John Saddoris 36
Susan Saddoris 26
Amanda Saddoris 10
Winifield Saddoris 8
Orlando Saddoris 6
Elizabeth Saddoris 4
Filmore Saddoris 1
John B Jones 26
Samuel Radkey 23

1860 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 41; Image: 85; Family History Library Film: 805052
John B Jones 36 OH
Maria J Jones 32 OH
Flora Delia Jones 9 OH
Ella A Jones 4 OH

1870 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 198A; Image: 399; Family History Library Film: 552781
John B Jones 47 OH farmer
Maria Jones 42 OH
Flora Jones 19 OH
Ella Jones 15 OH

Spouse: Maria

1.3 David Jones
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Birth: 1826

1.4 Sarah C Jones
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Birth: 1827, OH
Death: 1898

Spouse: William Ayres
Marriage: 1856

1.5 Edward Jones
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Birth: 1829, OH

1870 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 46A; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 552781
Edward Jones 40
Mary J Jones 36
Henry Jones 16
John Jones 12
Rachel Jones 10
Williard Jones 8
Ellen Jones 6
George Jones 3

1.6 Malinda Jones
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Birth: 1832

1.7 Austin Jones
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Birth: 1837

Sarah E. Palmer b: 4 Dec 1844 in Fulton County, Ohio
Married: 3 Jul 1872
Children
 Norris Emerson Jones b: 10 Jul 1873
 Firi Jones b: 2 Jun 1882
 Norman E. Jones b: 14 Jun 1884
 Otto Jones b: 1885