26 December 2012

Update on Carnahan Divorce

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Dear Reader.........from time to time I stumble onto information that augments prior postings and want to update as I find time.  The original posting is Carnahan Divorce but here is more data on John Carnahan - I worked backwards from the obit of his daughter, Jennie Carnahan Deuchar, to develop this detailing:

John Jackson Carnahan, born 26 Feb 1807, probably Chillicothe, OH, was first married to Rachel Vandever(e), 24 Jan 1829/1830 in Ross Co, OH. The couple had seven children:
1.Elizabeth (5 Dec 1830 – 30 Aug 1831)
2.Mary Wilson (11 July 1832); mar Oscar Mott, 11 July 1865; she was a nurse in CW
3.Joshua Vandever (30 Oct 1834 - 11 Nov 1857 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH); mar Sarah Ward, 24 Dec 1856, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p166); his widow married Uri G Sumner, 25 Feb 1860 in Williams Co, OH
4. Nancy “Jennie” (4 Dec 1836); mar Edgar Deuchar, 8 Nov 1860, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V 3 p138)
5.John Jackson (28 Apr 1840 – 1 Dec 1862 Danville, KY, CW soldier – Co E 38th OVI)
6.William Allen (29 Aug 1842 – pos Eagle Pass, TX); 1880 St Clair, Butler Co, OH- mar Lydia T
7.Catherine Stephens (28 Mar 1846 – 21 July 1865) CW nurse; died of typhoid

Rachel Vandever(e) (on marriage license as Rachel Vandervost/Vandervort) was born in Ross Co, OH on 9 May 1809 and died near Columbus, Franklin Co, OH on 3 Dec 1850.  She was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Stephens Vanderver(e).

US Federal Census records give enumeration of this couple as:
1840 Jackson, Franklin Co, OH, Roll 393 p135
John Carnahan
1m under 5
1m 5-9
1m 30-39
1f under 5
1f 5-9
1f 30-39

1850 Jackson, Franklin Co, OH, Roll M432_680 p156A
h/h 280/285 Carnahan, John 44 OH farmer
Rachel 43 OH
Mary 18 OH
Joshua 16 OH
Nancy 14 OH
John 11 OH
William 9 OH
Sarah 5 OH

Sometime after his first wife’s death, John Carnahan moved his family to NW Ohio where in Defiance Co, OH on 26 Oct 1856 (Marriage V1 p136) he married Mrs. Susannah Clark, a widow, b. 1820, PA; she was formerly Susan Griffith who had married Thomas Clark in Williams Co, OH on 11 Mar 1839 (Marriage V1 p34).  The Clarks were parents of at least five children:
1. Minerva (12 June 1834 – 12 Oct 1868 pos Princeton, Franklin Co, KS); mar Jacob B Stinebaugh, 4 Aug 1859, Williams Co, OH
2. Mary Ann
3. Joseph
4. Sarah Elizabeth (June 1849 -1902) obit Bryan Press, 30 Jan 1902; mar Calvin Egnew
5. Emma

In the 1850 Defiance, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M432_674; Page: 6A; Image: 525, the Clark family was listed as
h/h 78/78 Clark, Thomas 37 ENG shoemaker
Susan 31 PA
Minerva 10 OH
Mary Ann 8 OH
Joseph 4 OH
Elizabeth 2 OH, plus three lodgers, William Morse 19 NY shoemaker, NW Allen 20 CAN, and John Glower 23 PA wagonmaker

After the divorce:

John evidently had moved to Kendalville, IN.  In the 1880 Elkhart, Elkhart Co, IN federal census p547 a John Carnahan was listed as John 73 OH with PA native parents, flagman on railroad, and he lived with the Oscar and Mary W. Mott family. His obit mentioned that he was a longtime resident of Kendalville and his daughter, Mrs. Deuchar, survived him.  There was no mention of his marriage to Susannah.

The Bryan Democrat, 4 Feb 1892, p5 c3
John Carnahan died at Elkhart on Tuesday and his remains were brought to Bryan Wednesday for burial.  He was formerly a resident of Bryan and enlisted in Co E 38th OVI in December 1861.  In Apr 1863 he was discharged from the service on a surgeon’s certificate of disability.  He returned to Bryan and remained here several years, serving the village as marshal for one or two terms.  He subsequently moved to Elkhart where he resided for nearly a quarter century. He was about 75 years of age.

The Bryan Press, 4 Feb 1892 p2 c3 -John Carnahan

Jennie Carnahan Deuchar
Bryan Press 11 Feb 1915 – b Dec 1836 OH; d 4 Feb 1915; mother in law of John Beach; also 5 Feb 1915 p1 c4

Bryan Democrat, 9 Feb 1915 p1 c5
Obit announcement of Jennie Deuchar which included a list of her survivors: daughter Mrs JE Beach, sister Mrs Mott of Elkhart, IN, brother Allan Carnahan living in the west.
Survived by daughter Mrs J E Beach
Sister Mary Mott of Elkhart
Brother Allan living in the west

name: Jennie Carnahan Deuchar
event date: 04 Feb 1915
event place: Bryan, Williams, Ohio
residence: Bryan, Williams, OH
death age: 78y 2m
marital status: Widowed
birth date: 04 Dec 1836
birthplace: Columbus, OH
estimated birth year: 1837
burial date: 07 Feb 1915
burial place: Bryan, Williams, OH
cemetery: Fountain Grove
father: John Carnahan
father's birthplace: Chillicothe, OH………Ross Co, OH
mother: Rachel Vandevic
mother's birthplace: Chillicothe, Ohio
Collection: Jennie Carnahan Deuchar, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

Edgar Deuchar, Cpt, Bryan Dem, 22 Sept 1864 p2
Captain Edgar M. DEUCHAR, died 4 September 1864 from wounds received in battle near Atlanta, Georgia; served in 38th Ohio Co. E (buried near Atlanta), married 8 November 1860 to Jennie CARNAHAN, born 4 December 1836, died 4 February 1915. 

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