By Pamela Pattison Lash
In researching early settlers in Williams Co, OH to help people find connections for applying for First Families of Williams Co, OH status, I checked out the McNabb family in Millcreek Twp. This family moved to Amboy Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI before 1864 as they are not included in the 1864 Atlas. My big puzzle is the daughters, Mary and Sarah. There is a lot of online data tying them into marriages with Amsbaugh and Rutledge, which could very well be accurate but something just doesn't seem right. If you can shed any light on these McNabb, email me.
Addison McNabb (22 Jan 1810 Belmont Co, OH – 29 Mar 1877 Amboy Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI @ 67Y 2M 12D); s/o John McNabb and Sarah Parrish
Winney Thomas (1815 PA - aft 1894 Amboy Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI); d/o James Thomas and Lydia Phillips
His parent married in Belmont Co, OH and they later moved to Coshocton Co, OH c1813.
A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepard-VanMetre Family, Samuel Smyth, 1909
Addison McNabb married Winney Thomas on 27 Apr/9 May/18 May 1835 in Coshocton Co, OH. There are three different marriage dates online for this couple.
Mary (14 Feb 1836 Coshocton Co, OH – 4 Nov 1884 Hillsdale Co, MI); mar Solomon Rutledge, 4 Dec 1860, Williams Co, OH, Marriage V3 p144
Sarah Ann (5 Oct 1838 Coshocton Co, OH -28 Nov 1904, Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH) mar Bazzle Daniel Amsbaugh, 6 Apr 1867 Amboy Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI
In the Sept 1847 murder trial of Andrew Tyler and Daniel Heckerthorne, Addison McNabb was the foreman of the jury who indicted the murderers for killing a six-year old boy.
1850 Mill Creek, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 28A; Image: 59.
h/h 359/361 McNabb, Addison 40 OH farmer
Winney 35 PA
Mary 14 OH
Sarah 13 OH
Addison McNabb supposedly sold some land to Samuel Moss in the spring of 1853, but the family is still listed in the following 1860 census.
1860 Millcreek, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 125; Image: 255; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 35/32 McNabb, Addison 50 OH farmer
Winney 40 PA…….should c43
Mary 24 OH
Sarah 22 OH
1870 Amboy, Hillsdale, Michigan; Roll: M593_673; Page: 216B; Image: 113; Family History Library Film: 552172.
h/h 73/73 McNabb, Addison 60 OH
Winney 53 PA
Mary 30 OH
Sarah 25 OH
From the 1870 census one sees a discrepancy on ages of Mary and Sarah; also both girls should be married and having children if the Rutledge/Amsbaugh marriages are correct. By the 1880 census the girls are no longer living in the household with their parents as Addison had died, but Winney is living next door to Solomon and Mary Rutledge, which would give credence to the possibility that her daughter Mary did marry Solomon. It’s the mysterious 1870 census that makes one wonder why the two “married” women are living with the parents. This is possible if
1. One or both of the parents are ill
2. One or both of the girls are ill or pregnant
3. One or both of the girls have separated from the husbands
1880 Amboy, Hillsdale, Michigan; Roll: 580; Family History Film: 1254580; Page: 40D; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 0519.
h/h 76/80 McKnabb, Winna 63 widow PA-PA-PA – living next door to Solomon and Mary Rutledge