17 May 2013

Jacob Sheets - FGS - War of 1812 Veteran

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Name:      Jacob Sheets
Birth:      c14 Dec 1781      Frederick Co, MD
Death:      12 Jun 1863      Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Louden Cem, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father:      Frederick Ludwig Sheets
Mother:      Barbara Brown (possibly)
Marriage:      9 Jun 1811      Columbiana Co, OH
Spouse:      Mary Magadelana Woolf
Birth:      1791      Louden Co, VA
Death:      28 Oct 1858      Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Louden Cem, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father:      Henry Woolf
Mother:      Juliann “Polly” Buzzard

1 M:      Frederick Sheets
Birth:      1812
Death:      23 Feb 1866      Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      Sarah Yeager
Marriage:      16 Mar 1837      Columbiana Co, OH
2 M:      Henry Sheets
Birth:      25 Nov 1814      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      16 Mar 1888      Sand Lake, Kent Co, MI
Spouse:      Hannah Lewallen
Marriage:      14 Mar 1840      Columbiana Co, OH
3 M:      George Sheets
Birth:      5 Jun 1816
Death:      24 Oct 1834      Columbiana Co, OH
4 M:      Israel Sheets
Birth:      7 Jan 1820
Death:      1860-1864
Spouse:      Jane McAdams Early
Marriage:      30 May 1848      Columbiana Co, OH
5 M:      David Sheets
Birth:      20 Jul 1822      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      1864
Spouse:      Maria Shisler
Marriage:      9 Nov 1848      Columbiana Co, OH
6 M:      Isaac N Sheets
Birth:      26 Oct 1825      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      23 Oct 1898      Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      Eliza Kerr
Marriage:      7 Jul 1846      Columbiana Co, OH
7 M:      John C Sheets
Birth:      1835      Columbiana Co, OH
Death:      1861
Spouse:      Rebecca Snyder
8 F:      Maria Sheets
Spouse:      Charles Schultz
Marriage:      22 Mar 1845      Columbiana Co, OH

Notes for Jacob Sheets
Jacob Sheets came to Columbiana Co, OH c1807 with his parents and received part of Sec 18 from his father.  Jacob built a sawmill and planted the willow on the bank of the dam in Butler Twp. He sold the property to Robert Harris and removed to Williams Co, OH.1

Private, 2nd Ohio Militia in War of 1812; a private in Captain John Nichol’s Company, Columbiana Co, OH, 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division of Ohio Militia1

Will Columbiana Co, OH, 7 November 181 - names children Jacob, John, Mary,Barbara, William, Christian, Abrahan, Margaret, and Samuel, and Frederick.
Frederick Sheets Will - located in Will Book 3, p289 for Columbiana Co, OH

In the name of God Amen, I Frederick Sheets of Unity Township, Columbiana
County and State of Ohio being weak in body of sound mind and memory think proper to make my last will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit,
First it is my will that all my Just Debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as convenient after my decease - Item - I will and bequeath to my son Jacob the set of Smith tools which I have in possession - Item - It is my will that the remainder of my property be equally divided among all my children, to wit John Jacob Barbara William Christian Abraham Margaret Samuel & Frederick with this provision that whereas William left me previous to his becoming of a for the purpose of learning a trade, I desire that it be considered that he has received on that account one hundred Dollars of his share and as Jacob and John have made improvements on their part of my land which they occupy they are to receive or be allowed for the improvements previous exclusion of their shares, and it is my will that the said Jacob and John have each one hundred acres of land off the Quarter section of land which they respectively occupy, to betaken off that side of the Quarter that is best adapted to include the improvement as they are to have the improved part - and after allowing each of them for his improvement if it should appear on a valuation that the one hundred acres as above specifies except his share he is to pay to the others a sum which will reduce it to his equal share and should it fall short he is to receive from the balance of my estate a sum which will make it equal. It is further to be understood that Jacob & John have each of them received a horse worth fifty Dollars which is to be considered as so much of their share - And as Mary and Barbara have received household furniture to the values of thirty Dollars each that is to be considered as so much of their share - Lastly I do hereby appoint constitute and appoint my son Jacob Sheets and my friend Peter Eyster Esq my Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoke and forever disannulling all former wills by me made and confirming this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th November 1817.
Attest Horace Potter
Jacob Leibert Frederick Sheets (seal)
Christian Sheets H. Potter Clk

On Ohio Tax Lists for Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH 1820-1838

1820 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

1830 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

BLM records show Jacob Sheets of Williams Co, OH bought land at the Lima, OH Office on 20 Mar 1837 as T7N R3E w1/2 sw1/4 of Sec 7 at 64A and T7N R2E e1/2 se1/4 of Sec 12 at 80A

1840 Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

1850 Butler, Columbiana, Ohio; Roll: M432_669; Page: 307A; Image: 616.
h/h 115/118 Sheets, Jacob 68 MD no occup
Mary 59 VA
John 15 OH farmer

Notes for Mary Magadelana Woolf
Mary Woolf came to Columbiana Co, OH with her father, Henry Woolf, and mother Polly, in 1804.1
9 children

1. History of Columbiana Co, OH, 1879, p97, 247-248.

14 May 2013

Jesse Fisher - FGS - War of 1812 Veteran

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Name:      Jesse Fisher
Birth:      14 Jul 1787      Franklin Co, PA
Death:      7 Mar/3Apr 1872      Defiance Co, OH
Burial:            Williams Center Cem, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH
Marriage:      1815
Spouse:      Nancy Fowler
Birth:      1793      PA
Death:      20 Apr 1861      Defiance Co, OH
Burial:            Williams Center Cem, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH

1 F:      Sarah “Sally” Fisher
Birth:      Feb 1819      Millersburg, Holmes Co, OH
Death:            pos DeKalb Co, IN
Spouse:      James McDowell
Marriage:      11 Sep 1845      Defiance Co, OH
2 F:      Lucretia Fisher
Birth:      1822      OH
Death:      aft 1880      pos Wauseon, Fulton Co, OH
Spouse:      Alfred Tracy
3 M:      James Fisher
Birth:      1829      OH
4 M:      Jesse Fisher
Birth:      29 Jul 1832      Holmes Co, OH
Death:      21 Jul 1913
5 M:      William Fisher
Birth:      1835
Death:      aft 1860
6 M:      David Fisher
Birth:      17 Feb 1837
Death:      4 Nov 1912
7 F:      Samantha Fisher
Birth:      17 Mar 1844
Spouse:      Dr. James W Jennings
Marriage:      9 Feb 1866      Defiance Co, OH
8 F:      Nancy Fisher
9 M:      John Fisher
10 M:      Archie Fisher
11 M:      Philip Fisher
12 M:      Conrad Fisher
13 F:      Jennie Fisher

Notes for Jesse Fisher
History of Defiance Co, OH, p281
Union Presbyterian Church was organized in Farmer Township, September 2, 1848, by Rev. John M. Crabb, an itinerant missionary of Maumee Presbytery, old school, with Jesse Fisher and Arthur Cleland as Ruling Elders. Fourteen individuals constituted the membership. These were Jesse Fisher and Nancy, his wife, Arthur Cleland and Marc-, his wife, John Miller and Margaret, his wife, Isaac Miller and Nancy, his wife, William Cleland, William Cleland, Jr., Andrew Cleland, Joshua Hall and Mary, his wife, and Joshua Woodcox.

1820 Salt Creek, Wayne, Ohio; Page: 167; NARA Roll: M33_93; Image: 219.
Jesse Fisher
4m under 10
1m 26-44
1f 26-44

1830 Salt Creek, Holmes, Ohio; Page: 303; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 133; Family History Film: 0337944.
Jesse Fisher
1m under 5
2m 10-14
2m 15-19
1m 40-49
2f under 5
2f 5-9
1f 30-39

1840 Salt Creek, Holmes, Ohio; Roll: 404; Page: 218; Image: 440; Family History Library Film: 0020168.
Jesse Fisher
1m under 5
2m 5-9
1m 10-14
4m 20-29
1m 50-59
1f under 5
1f 5-9
1f 10-14
2f 15-19
1f 40-49

1850 Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M432_674; Page: 66B; Image: 646.
h/h 890/890 Fisher, Jesse 60 PA $3,000 farming
Nancy 53 PA
James 21 OH
Jesse 19 OH
William 15 OH
David 13 OH
Samantha 11 OH

1852 Mary Smith Culbertson produced witnesses, Jesse Fisher and William Ingram, to corroborate her facts in divorce from husband, Samuel Culbertson. Mary wanted a reasonable alimony.  A legal notice appeared in the newspaper, Equal Rights.

1860 Farmer, Defiance Co, OH
h/h Fisher, J 66 PA farmer
Nancy 58 PA

1870 Farmer, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M593_1195; Page: 91A; Image: 185; Family History Library Film: 552694.
h/h 230/212 Fisher, Jesse 80 PA too old to work $10,000re/$445pp living with son Jesse 36 OH and his family

“Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana
Together with Biographies of Many Prominent Men of Northern Indiana and the Whole State, Both Living and Dead”, Goodspeed Brothers Publishers, Chicago, 1893

Samantha Fisher, who was born March 17, 1844, to Jesse and Nancy (Fowler) Fisher, the former of whom was born in Franklin county, Penn., of substantial Dutch stock, and was a soldier in the War of 1812. After a short residence in Franklin county, Penn., he removed to Wayne county, Ohio, where he was a pioneer, and made himself a good home. He was the fathter of twelve children: Conrad, John, Archie, Philip, Lucretia, Sallie, Nancy, James, Jennie, William, David and Samantha, all of whom lived to rear families.

Later in life Mr. Fisher settled in Defiance County, Ohio, on uncleared land, where he made a good home. He died April 3, 1872, at the age of eighty-two years. His wife died April 30, 1864. Both were earnest members of the Presbyterian Church. He was a Republican, politically, was a warm Union man during the war, and one of his sons, David, served three years in an Ohio regiment, his principal duty being to guard rebel prisoners on Johnson's Island.

12 May 2013

Jacob W Beavers - FGS - War of 1812 Veteran

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Name:      Jacob W Beavers
Birth:      06/27 Dec 1783      German Twp, Washington Co, PA
Death:      17 Jun 1868      Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH1
Death Memo:      tombstone calculation 84Y 6M 11D
Burial:            Shiffler Cem, Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH1
Marriage:      16 Jan 1810      Tuscarawas Co, OH2
Marr Memo:      By Isaac Deardorff, JP
Spouse:      Mulvina “Lovey” Norris
Birth:      c20 Mar 1795      MA
Birth Memo:      or CT or NH
Death:      30 Apr 1879      Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH3,1
Death Memo:      tombstone calculation @84Y 1M 10D
Burial:            Shiffler Cem, Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH1

1 F:      Matilda Beavers
Birth:      1814      Tuscarawas Co, OH
Death:      1853      Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      Henry Wolfe
Marriage:      7 May 1837      Tuscarawas Co, OH
2 M:      George Washington Beavers
Birth:      25 May 1819      Tuscarawas Co, OH
Death:      8 Apr 1895      Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Shiffler Cem, Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH1
Spouse:      Martha Jane McGrew
Marriage:      25 Jan 1847      Williams Co, OH
3 M:      Jeremiah Beavers
Birth:      11 Apr 1825      Boliver, Tuscarawas Co, OH
Death:      10 Jul 1899      Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Fountain Grove Cem, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      Mary Jane Calentine
Marriage:      3 May 1849      Allen Co, OH
4 F:      Sarah Ann Beavers
Birth:      Feb 1826      Tuscarawas Co, OH
Death:      24 Feb 1907      Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH
Burial:            Shiffler Cem, Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH
Spouse:      William H Conklin
Marriage:      25 Nov 1869      Williams Co, OH
5 F:      Eliza Beavers
Birth:      1833      Tuscarawas Co, OH
Death:      23 Nov 1895      Fulton Co, IN
Spouse:      John Calentine
Marriage:      11 Oct 1860      Williams Co, OH

Notes for Jacob W Beavers
War of 1812 Pension Record (online) of Jacob W Beavers 34027-40-50 #5118
War of 1812 Veteran - NW Ohio;  Private in Cpt David Casebear’s Co, of Colonel Robert Bay Regiment, OH Mil
Enlisted 29 August 1812; Discharged 31 October 1812
Pension Application of Widow, Lovey Norris Beaver, living in Williams Co, OH, 1871 (PO Bryan, OH)
Married 16 Jan 1810 Tuscarawas Co, OH
Resident 1850, 1855 Williams Co, OH
Death 17 June 1868 Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Death of Widow 17 Apr 1873 (which is not correct)
Bounty Land Warrant for 120 acres

Jacob Beavers of Williams County, Ohio purchased 160 acres at the Lima Land Office on 10 Sept 1844; land description was T6N R3E e1/2 nw1/4 and n1/2 se1/4 of Section 274

In 1820 Wayne Twp, Tuscarawas Co, OH, Federal Census p160, 162, there are:
Jacob Beavers
Charles Norris
Jeremiah Norris - interesting as Jacob and Lovey have a son, Jeremiah Beavers

1830 Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Page: 69; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 141; Family History Film: 0337952.
Jacob Beavers
2m 5-9
1m 10-14
1m 15-19
1m 40-49
1f 5-9
1f 15-19
1f 30-39

1840 Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Roll: 430; Page: 283; Image: 596; Family History Library Film: 0020178.
Jacob Beavens
1m 5-9
1m 15-19
1m 50-59
1f under 5
1f 10-14
1f 40-49

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 90A; Image: 179.
h/h 335/341 Beavers, Jacob 67 PA farmer $800re
Malvina 54 PA
Matilda 20 OH
Sarah 24 OH
Eliza 17 OH
next door to son Jeremiah 26 OH and son George 31 OH plus their families

1860 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 52; Image: 107; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h /776 Beavers, Jacob 77 PA
Laura 66
Sarah 32 OH
Eliza 26 OH
Wolf, Andrew J 12 OH
Sarah E 10 MA
Conklin, William H 30 NY

Notes for Mulvina “Lovey” Norris
There were likely at least two other male children. This speculation would bring the total number of children for this couple to seven.

1870 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 173B; Image: 350; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h233/238 Conklin, William H 40 farmer
Sarah 42 OH
Beavers, Lovina 77 NH at home $1600re/$100pp

Obit of Mrs Lovey Beaver
At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr William Conkling, on Wednesday morning, April 30, 1879, of old age, Mrs Lovey Beaver, aged 84 years.

Mrs Beaver with her husband moved to this county from Tuscarawas in 1840, when this was almost a wilderness.  She leaves several children and grand children to mourn their loss. 3
Also in Bryan Press, 1 May 1879

Notes for George Washington (Child 2)
Obit for George Washington Beavers - Bryan Democrat (Bryan, Ohio), 11 Apr 1895 p5 c3/18 Apr 1895 p1 c6; death due to consumption

Notes for Jeremiah (Child 3)
Obit for Jeremiah Beavers, Bryan Democrat, 15 June 1899 p5/13 July 1899 p5 and Bryan Press, 13 July 1899

Notes for Eliza (Child 5)
Eliza Callentine
1829 - 23 Nov 1895, Rochester, Fulton Co, IN
Deaths C-15 p28

1. WCGS, Jefferson Twp, Williams County, Ohio Cemeteries, p50, 54.
2. Marriages of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, V3 p18 - Jacob Beaver and Mulvina Norris, 16 Jan 1810, by Isaac Deardorff, JP
3. “Fountain City Argus,” Bryan, Ohio, 1 May 1879, p3 c6.
4. Bureau of Land Management (online)