18 April 2011

Bits of Newspaper Data

Bryan, Ohio Newspaper Tidbits

By Pamela Pattison Lash

I'm clearing off my desktop and have this to share with my guests from the Probate Court News in 1880.

Bryan Democrat, 6 May 1880

Probate Court from Monday, May 3

State of Ohio v Arena Kent, assault and battery and peace warrant, continued

State of Ohio v Wesley Wartenbee et al, transferred to Common Pleas on motion of prosecuting attorney

State of Ohio v John Evans, transferred to Common Pleas on motion of prosecuting attorney

State of Ohio v C H Freeman, ditto

State of Ohio v William Stevenson, selling whisky, dismissed for want of prosecution

State of Ohio v Eli Bowen, peace warrant, dismissed for want of prosecution

State of Ohio v William Hawk, assault, dismissed at defendant’s cost

State of Ohio v Jared Eaton, for carrying a concealed weapon, continued to next term for jury

State of Ohio v Charles Terry, petit larceny, continued to next term for jury

Brickwall - Grice and Huyck

Untangling the Grice and Huyck Connection

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 18 March 2013) - Thanks to a recent response of a researcher (FD) on these people, I am able to share more information.

A query came my way concerning the marriage and eventual divorce of Andrew Wesley Grice and Lucinda Huyck. They had a Williams County, Ohio connection but were neither married or divorced here (as no records have currently been uncovered).  I started with Familysearch to see if there were any records and found their son, Jacob, which I've included first, and then worked on what I could find on both the husband and wife.  As you will see, each went on to marry again and establish new lives.  I welcome any additional information to pass on to the originator of the query, who gave me a great deal of data on Lucinda.

Jacob Grice
b. 28 Feb 1861, Stryker, Williams Co, OH
d. 5 March 1937, Toledo, Lucas Co, OH
bur Woodlawn Cem
s/o Andrew Grice and Lucinda Huick

1900 Toledo Ward 10, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T623_1298; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 80
h/h 101/105 Grise, Jacob W 39 (A 1861) single, partner of William Walker(54 NY-NY-Ire)  OH-OH-OH hostler

1920 Toledo Ward 6, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T625_1408; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 1053.
h/h Grice, Jacob W 58 roomer OH-OH-OH watchman

1930 Toledo, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: 1834; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 205; Image: 977.0.
h/h Grice, Jacob W lodger 69 laborer in auto industry OH-OH-OH w/Charles and Emma Moellering

So who was Andrew Wesley Grice?

Andrew Wesley Grice
b. 1832 OH
d. 3 Dec 1896 Blissfield, Lenawee Co, MI
married, teamster

His parents were:
John Grice (1800 Frederick Co, VA – bef 1842)
Elizabeth Dunlap (31 Mar 1804, Ireland – 8 Oct 1881 Hudson, Lenawee Co, MI)
John Grice married Elizabeth Dunlap on 5 July 1822 in Columbiana Co, OH (Marriage V2 p115)

Their children were:
Aramintha Grice, b 1829 Columbiana Co, OH; d 26 Oct 1902 Perry Twp, Columbiana Co, OH; mar John C. Weaver, 15 June 1850, Columbiana Co, OH
Andrew Wesley Grice b 1832 Columbiana Co, OH

1830 Butler, Columbiana, Ohio, Page: 497; NARA Roll: M19-128; Family History Film: 0337939.
Oliver Kellogg married Elizabeth Grice on 27 Oct 1842, Columbiana Co, OH

1850 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH p307
h/h 112/114 Kellog, Oliver 45 OH farmer
Elizabeth 46 Ireland
Grice, Andrew 18 OH laborer
Kellog, Henry 15 OH farmer
Lydia A 5 OH

1860 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 59; Image: 121; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 887 Guise, AW 31 OH farmer
Lucinda 22 OH
Alice 1 OH

23 Apr 1861 private enlisted in Co E Ohio 14th OVI – 13 Aug 1861 2nd corporal with others from Stryker, OH area
Feb 1864-Mar 1864 AW Grice gave testimony in the divorce of Sarah and David Brown – appears to have been living in Stryker area.

1864 Williams County, Ohio Atlas – AW Grice - Stryker

1866 US IRS Tax Assessment in Hudson, MI retail liquor dealer

Andrew was married second to Elizabeth Cornell, and she died NOV 1895 in Blissfield, Lenawee County, MI.  In a general affidavit by Elizabeth Holt of Blissfield, Lenawee County, MI, dated 20 MAR 1917, age 60, Elizabeth stated that when she was a little girl Andrew worked for her father for a number of years.  Elizabeth Cornell died 7 NOV 1895, and was buried in Blissfield.

1880 Blissfield, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: 590; Family History Film: 1254590; Page: 118D; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 0238.
h/h 1151/452 Grice, AW 45 OH-OH-OH laborer
Elizabeth 46 OH-Mass-PA
Jacob 18 OH-OH-OH

17 July 1890 Invalid Civil War Pension filed in MI based on service in Co E 14th OVI
19 Mar 1896 Adrian, MI – Andrew W Grice (Blissfield, MI res – 60 years old – s/o John Grice and Elizabeth Dunlap)) married Mary J (Findlay) Sage  (Toledo, Lucas Co, OH res – 52 years old, d/o Alexander Findlay and **Chillson); each married once

Steven W. Sage, first husband of Mary J. Grice, died 3 DEC 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. He was born 25 MAY 1835 in Granley, Hartford County, CT.  Mary divorced Stephen on 4 FEB 1895 in Williams County, OH.  She married Stephen/Steven in 1854.

Andrew died 3 DEC 1896 in the village of Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan, and was buried 6 DEC 1896.  He was associated with the M. E. Church of Blissfield.

27 Oct 1916 Widow – Mary J Grice filed in MI - Mary J. Grice died 18 SEP 1922 in Blissfield, Michigan.  She was born 15 JAN 1837 in Hudson, MI.

Civil War Pension File for Andrew Wesley Grice
Application for Civil War Pension, # 824224, certificate #576838, filed 17 JUL 1890
Application for Mary J. Grice, widow, claim #1085686, certificate #844967, filed 27 OCT 1916
*Andrew served in Company E, 14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisted 23 APR 1861 as a corporal, and was honorably discharged 13 AUG 1861 at Toledo, OH.  He was also a wagonmaster in DEC 1863 at Nashville, TN.  After the war he lived in Lucas County, OH, and Lenawee County, MI, and was a commercial traveler.

Who was Lucinda Huyck?

Lucinda M Huyck
b.May 1841, pos Huron Co, OH
d. 1918 Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO

Her parents were:
John T Huyck (1803 NY - )
Lucinda Basil (1807/10 CT – bef 1844)
John Huyck married Lucinda Basil c1829
By 1844 Lucinda died after John Huyck moved his family to this area.  He later married Mrs. Elizabeth B. Gibbons Ferrier, widow of Andrew Ferrier, on 5 Mar 1844 (Wms Co, OH V1p73). 

1850 Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH, p96
Huyck, John T 47 NY
Elizabeth 40 NY (his second wife)
Lucinda 12 OH with other siblings

1860 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 59; Image: 121; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 887 Guise, AW 31 OH farmer
Lucinda 22 OH
Alice 1 OH

Their children
1. Alice May (1859 OH – 18 Apr 1952 Bristol, Kendall Co, IL); mar Isaac Grimwood c1882, in 1900 had 6/4 ch, all 4 living born in IL
2. Jacob (28 Feb 1861 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH – 5 Mar 1937 Toledo, Lucas Co, OH)

Aft 1860 Lucinda and her children, Alice and Joseph Jacob Grice moved to Chicago, IL
She married George Walrath (1845 NY - )

1880 Plano, Kendall Co, IL
h/h Walrath, George 35 NY
Lucinda 38 OH

They moved to Iowa
1885 LeMars, Plymouth Co, Iowa State Census
h/h 130/125 Walrath, GM 39 NY machinist
LJ 43 OH
Bitte, Agnes 28 IL servant
Grice, Jacob 24 OH

13 Oct 1891 (Mrs LJ Grace) she married Nathaniel Sylvester in Ft. Collins, Larimer Co, CO (Book A p24)
Nathaniel died there
c1896 Lucinda married Henry T. Miller in Larimer Co, CO

1900 Precinct 11, Larimer, Colorado; Roll: T623_126; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 213.
h/h 627/645 Miller, Henry T (June 1840) 59 mar 6Y IL-NY-NY farmer
Lucinda wife (May 1841) 59 1/1 ch IL-unk-unk
Other Miller children and servants

1910 Fort Collins Ward 3, Larimer, Colorado; Roll: T624_121; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0227; Image: 843; FHL Number: 1374134.
h/h 197/201 Miller, Henry T 69 mar 2x mar 15Y IL-NY-MD
Lucina J 68 mar 15Y 2/2 ch  OH-PA-ME

In a general affidavit dated 23 JUL 1917 in Fort Collins, Larimer County, CO, Lucinda J. Miller, age 76 [born MAY 1841 per 1900 census], stated that she was the first wife of Andrew W. Grice, and that she was divorced on 24 OCT 1887 at Geneva, Kane County, Illinois.  Grounds for divorce was desertion.  Lucinda stated that she was married to Andrew in Morenci, Lenawee County, MI on 26 DEC 1855, and lived with Andrew until 24 OCT 1871.  Lucinda remarried H. [Henry] T. Miller on 28 SEP 1895.  Her maiden name was Lucinda Hych.

She died in 1918 in Ft. Collins and was buried there

Updates to Divorce Posts - Daniel Shellhart

More Trouble for Daniel Shellhart

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Recently while researching something else, I stumbled on this newspaper account which gives further information on a divorce action I had written many years ago and can be found as an original post on this blog.  I have chosen to repost it here as well as add more information as I find it.

First, here is the newspaper article.

Bryan Democrat, 20 Nov 1884, p5 c1

Dan Shellhart is in trouble.  Dan used to live around here and did odd jobs for a living.  In 1873 he married Jane Priest, but the union was not the happiest one on record, and Dan left her and here some time ago.  Recently he was married again at Clyde, Ohio, and was soon afterward arrested for bigamy.  His examination was set for Nov 21 and Judge Perky was subpoenaed to appear with a certified copy of the marriage record, but was notified Wednesday morning that Shellhart had waived examination and was held for his appearance at the Sandusky County Common Pleas.  Dan’s wife Jane, supposing that he had left her for keeps, and feeling that it was unwise and unhealthy to live alone, accepted the hand and fortune of Joe Graham and they were married in August last.  So there are two cases of bigamy – one in Sandusky County and the other in Williams County, all connected by marriage”.

Second, here is a recap of the marriage, divorce, and bigamy actions concerning Daniel Shellhart.  I would note that the first sentence in the above article is definitely an understatement – “Dan Shellhart is in trouble” (again).

Daniel Shellhart/Catherine Campbell, 17 Nov 1847, Richland Co, OH (Marriage V5 p77)
Daniel Shellhart/Elizabeth Folk, 8 Nov 1855, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p161)
Catherine Shellhart v Daniel Shellhart, 31 Oct 1866, divorce in Williams Co, OH
State of Ohio v Daniel Shellhart, 3 Nov 1866, bigamy trial in Williams Co, OH
Daniel Shellhart/Elizabeth Folk, 14 Aug 1867, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V3 p702)
Daniel Shellhart/Jane Priest, 29 July 1873, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V4 p286)
Daniel Shellhart/Eliza Birdsall, 20 Mar 1880, Sandusky, Erie Co, OH
State of Ohio v Daniel Shellhart, c21 Nov 1884 (Bryan Democrat, 20 Nov 1884)
Daniel died on 30 Sept 1895, Perkins, Erie Co, OH (Deaths V3 p24)

1880 Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio; Roll: 1063; Family History Film: 1255063; Page: 62C; Enumeration District: 73; Image: 0364.
h/h 335/358 Shellhard, Daniel 53 PA-PA-unk carpenter
Eliza wife 53 NY-NY-NY
Birdsall, Francis (f) step dau 16 OH-NY-NY

Brickwall - Calvin and Bohney

Untangling the Confusion on Kirtland Calvin

By Pamela Pattison Lash

I recently received an email query on the ancestry of Kirtland Calvin.  The query asked whether this Kirtland, father of Zola Fay Calvin, was really born a Calvin or was he a Bohney?  I hope this information that I found is helpful and clears up the confusion of Kirtland Calvin’s parentage.  I would welcome any new data to pass along to the researcher.

Kirtland Calvin’s paternal side

From an online source: Stephen Calvin mar Laura Palmer, 10 Nov 1830 Portage Co, OH
By 1880 he lived in Scott Twp, Steuben Co, IN
Died there on 20 Oct 1887
Stephen s/o David Calvin and Catherine McDaniel; Laura Palmer bc1813 Palmyra, Portage Co, OH – bef 1850

1850  Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 84A; Image: 168.
h/h 251/258 Calvin, Stephen 42 OH farmer
Horace 18 OH
Jesse (m)15 OH
Amanda 13 OH
Lydia 11 OH

Horace Weston Calvin b 1832 OH (probably Portage Co, OH – Mar 1860 Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH – US Fed Census Mortality Schedule, 1860 Jefferson Twp 1860 “Weston Calvin”, 27 years old; died in Mar)

Kirtland Calvin’s maternal side

Liza Bohney mar Horace Weston Calvin, 3 July 1856, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p167)……..Note that Liza is really Louisa Bohney, d/o Nicholas and Christina Bohney

1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
h/h 14/14 Bohney, Christena 79 Wurtemburg
Martha 47 PA
Calvin, Kirtland 11 OH
Note that Kirtland’s mother had remarried and he was living with his grandmother, Christina, and aunt Martha.

Kirtland Calvin 28 July 1858/59 Williams Co, OH-6 Nov 1932 Marion, Marion Co, OH, widower; s/o Louise Bohney; spouse of Matilda Fisher
Buried Fountain Grove Cem, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH

Matilda Fisher Calvin
Bryan Dem 13 Feb 1930, p3

K M Calvin
Bryan Dem 7 Nov 1932 p1

1900 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 112.
h/h 232/236 Calvin, Kirt M (July 1860) 39 mar 18Y OH-OH-OH laborer in tile factory
Tillie F wife (Aug 1865) 34 mar 18Y 6/6 ch OH-OH-OH
Myrtle B (Jan 1883) 17 OH
Dale M (Feb 1886) 14 OH
Velema E (Sept 1888) 11 OH
Zola T (Sept 1890) 9 OH
Frank E (Sept 1893) 6 OH
Willard R (Aug 1896) 3 OH
Bohney, Marth m-in-law (Dec 1822) 77 PA-Switz-Germ
Note this Marth(a) Bohney is really a sister to Kirt Calvin’s mother, Louisa Bohney Calvin Gates

Louisa Calvin married Michael Goetz/Gates, 1868 in Williams Co, OH
Louisa Gates (25 July 1836 PA – 26 Jan 1910 Bryan, Williams Co, OH) widow, d/o Nicholas Bohney; w/o Michael Gates; buried Fountain Grove Cem

Michael Gates (1831 Austria – 23 Oct 1897 Bryan, Williams Co, OH; married; well driller

1880 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 656C; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0173.
h/h 546/571 Gates, Michael 48 Aust-Aust-Aust laborer
Louisa wife 43 PA-Switz-Germ
Franklin son 10 OH-Aust-PA
Susie dau 8 OH-Aust-PA

Michael Gates
Bryan Press 28 Oct 1897