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David Harrison & Flora Caroline (Urban) Davis

LIST OF SURNAMES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER :

ALLEN,ANDERSON,ATKINSON,ATWOOD,AUGUSTIN,AVERA

BAILEY,BARKER,BEAGLE,BENNETT,BODWELL,BROWN,BURBANK,BURKHEIMER

CAMPBELL,CHURCH,COOK,CORA,COUNSIL,COURIER,

DARLING,DAVIS,DAWSON,DEVOL,DOGGETT,DOWNING

EAMES,EATON, FOUNTZ

GAGE,GERLER,GILLEY,GRAY,GREENE,GREENOUGH,GREY

HALE,HALL,HANDSHY,HANFORD,HARLIN,HARRIS,HASSELTINE,HEATH,HEMPHILL,

HOLBROOK,HOLLAND,HOPP,HOYT,HUGHES,HUMPHREY

JACOBS,JENCKES,JONES, KIMBALL,KING,KNOX

LANDSITTEL,LAWRENCE,LEAMAN,LIGHTHIZER

MARSHALL,MARTIN,MATTERN,MAY,MCCADDON,MCDANIELS,MCKEEVER,

MCKINLEY,MELLOR,MERRILL,MORRIS,MUNDY,MYERS

OBER,OWEN,PARMETER,RECHSTEINER,ROBINSON,ROGERS

SEAMANS,SHAW,SHEARIN,SMITH,SPENCER,SPIES,SPRAGUE,STERIGERE,SWAN

TAYLOR,TEFFT,URBAN

WALKER,WARREN,WATKINS,WEST,WILBUR,WILSON,WOODRUFF,

WOODWARD,WYMAN,YANKEY,YOUNG

 


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This Web Page contains the complete ancestral files, back as far as 13 generations, on David Harrison Davis and Flora Caroline (Urban) Davis. The files are color coded. Both Files contain information on deceased relatives, with the exception of myself, my wife, and Caroline's mother, who is still living as of the date of this posting. Accuracy is not guaranteed, however, all references are from reliable genealogical databases in existence for many decades, or information verified from family sources.

I hope you enjoy using our files as much as the hundreds of hours I have spent over several decades researching and compiling this information. Most information has been compiled from sources listed at the end of each genealogical file. This family tree has a rich heritage, and many interesting stories to tell!

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I have created a picture file of some of the ancestors referenced in this file. Anyone with a picture in the file will be highlighted in "Teal" letters within the body of the genealogical records. Also found, within the photo file, are maps and pictures of headstones. The picture file can be found at the below listed URL :

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dhfcdavis/ourancpics/

 A bibliography appears at the end of this manuscript.

Any changes in the file data, entered after September 2005, will appear in Maroon letters.

David Harrison Davis

September, 2005

 

 

Biographical Information

 
As of September 2005, Below, Please find the Ancestral file for David Harrison Davis
 
Ancestors of David Harrison Davis
 
Generation No. 1
 
D1. David Harrison Davis :
 Was born on January 03, 1947, at Hocking County Hospital, in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio.
He was the son of D2. Atlee Harrison Davis and D3. Louise Arnetta (Hughes) Davis.
Was christenined in the year 1953, at Fairmoor United Presbyterian Church, in Columbus, Ohio.
He attended elementary School Between 1953 - 1959, at Fairmoor Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio. Graduated.
He attended high school Between 1959 - 1965, at Eastmoor Senior High School, Columbus, Ohio. Graduated.
He entered military service (US Army) on November 17, 1965, at Fort Hayes Army Recruitment Center, Columbus, Ohio, took basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, basic medical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, advanced medical training (MOS 91C20-Clinical Specialist) at Fitzsimons Army Hospital, Denver, Colorado, then served two tours of duty with the USARV, the Republic of Vietnam. He ETS'd at Fort Lewis, Washington on December 17, 1968.
He attended the following colleges:
MATA College of Automation (Computer science-1971/1972). Graduated with a certificate in computer science.
Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, Graduated ASBA (Accounting Major-1983).
Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, Graduated BSBA(Business Administration-2000).
 
He married (U1) Flora Caroline (Urban) Davis, September 20, 1980 in Gazebo, Park of Roses, Columbus, Ohio.
 (See more information on Flora at the beginning of the Urban genealogical record below).
Marriage Notes for David Davis and Flora Urban: 
Saturday, September 20, 1980, began as a sultry, hot, humid, mostly cloudy day. The roses at the park were still in full bloom. We had planned our wedding well. However, the landscapers had dumped a full load of manure mulch not more than 20 feet from the gazebo, not realizing that a wedding was to be held that day. Fortunately the wind was strong enough and in the right direction to keep the smell away. The sun came out. The wedding went as planned. The reception was at a hotel near Morse Road and I-71. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the company of our family and friends. Below, please find two photos of our wedding:

 
Generation No. 2
 
D2. Atlee Harrison Davis :
 
Was born on March 12, 1912 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
He died on November 21, 1986 in Crawfordville, Florida. He is buried there.
He was the son of D4. Unknown man and D5. Flossie E. (Davis) Taylor.
He attended, and graduated from, Carbon Hill High School, Hocking County, Ohio, around 1930. He played on the basketball team.
He was employed by White Castle Systems, The Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, and became a journeyman tool & die maker at the General Motors Corporation. He was employed at their plant, in Columbus, Ohio, for 34 years until he retired around the late 1970's. He liked to hunt. The few times I had good experiences around him were when he took me hunting with him in the fall, down around his boyhood haunts in Logan, Ohio. He was an excellent marksman. He had a large collection of very well kept rifles. He was meticulous in their care. He very much liked tooled items, and appreciated good workmanship. He was also a pilot. He learned to fly in early adulthood. I heard he had a real tough childhood. He was raised by his grandfather, as I understand it. His grandfather, D10. Thomas Henry Davis, owned a large farm on Davis-Chapel Road, south of Logan, Ohio. This farm was sold to George W Walker, who married Velma Davis, both of whom can be found in this database.
 
He married D3. Louise Arnetta Hughes, June 20, 1936 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
 
D3. Louise Arnetta Hughes :
 
Was born on August 21, 1915, in New Straitsville, Ohio (Perry Cty).
She died November 30, 1975 in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Cty). She was buried on December 04, 1975, at Oak Grove Cemetery (behind the High School), Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
She Attended, and graduated from, Carbon Hill High School, Hocking County, Ohio, around 1933. She was on the basketball and track teams.
She attended Bliss College, in Columbus, Ohio, and received a diploma in Bookkeeping.
 
Generation No. 3
 
D4. Unknown man : There is no information as to the name of Flossie Ethel (Davis) Taylor's first liaison, which produced her first son, Atlee.
 
D5. Flossie E. (Davis) Taylor :
 She was born on March 31, 1893, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
She died on November 16, 1918 in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, after an acute illness, at her fathers home, Thomas Henry Davis, Davis Chapel Road, Gore Township, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. She is buried in an unmarked grave in the family cemetery, just north of her father's house. There are two unmarked graves just down the hill, about twenty feet from where her father, and grandfather are buried. They are all buried at the top of the cemetery, northeast corner. Her death certificate, which can be found at vital statistics at the Hocking County Hospital, shows her being buried there. A newspaper obituary, in the Hocking County newspaper, dated in November, 1918, Shows her being married to Harry E. Taylor in 1916, and dying, , on November 16, 1918. Interesting to note that she is shown to have married Mr. Taylor in 1916, and her second son's last name is Woodruff.
 
Children of Flossie Davis are:
 
(a) D2 Atlee Harrison Davis. He married D3. Louise Arnetta (Hughes) Davis.
(See their information in their section above).
 (b) Walter Henry Woodruff, born on May 01, 1917, in place unknown.
He died on March 10, 1981, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
 
 D6. Harry Hughes :
 
He was born on December 26, 1877, in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died, around April, 1965, in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Cty). He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery (behind the high school), Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. Cause of Death: Complications of Diabetes/ Old age.
He was the son of D12. John Harrison Hughes and D13. Mary Maria West.
He was an oilfield engineer, and worked for the Buckeye Pipeline Company, in southeastern Ohio for many years. He followed the oil industry out of western Pennsylvania, into West Virginia, then into southeastern Ohio. A stern, quiet man. Conservative, thrifty, and a man of few words, but definitive action.
 Notes on Harry : Harry had no middle name. He loved to watch prize fighting (as he called it). He was devoted to Ida.
He married D7. Ida Magdalene Hopp, in Lowell, Washington County, Ohio, on October 17, 1900. They were married for 65 years.
 NOTE: I originally had them married in Williamstown, WV. Their Golden Anniversary announcement, in the 1950 Hocking County Newspaper, has them married in Lowell, Ohio.
 
D7. Ida Magdalene (Hopp) Hughes :
 
She was born on April 05, 1882, in New Straitsville, Ohio (Perry Cty).
She died on November 30, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Cty). She was buried on December 4, 1965, at Oak Grove Cemetery (behind the high school), Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty). Cause of Death: Complications of Diabetes/ Old age.
She was the daughter of D14. Jacob Hopp and D15. Marian Gage Srague.
 
Notes on Ida :
 
Ida was very stern, quiet, and religious. I remember that a favored bible was always near her favorite chair, and beside her bed. It is the bible with which I began this decades long search for the roots of our families. In the pages of it, I found most of the dates that initiated my search for our family history. She loved the color purple. She was an excellent cook. Loved to make pies. Especially for me, when I rustled in the woods in back of our home on 228 S. Hampton Road, Columbus, Ohio, for blackberries, which were thick until Eastmoor High School was built there. She was well versed in nursing techniques.
 
The children of Harry Hughes and Ida Hopp are:
 
(a) Frank Santfred Hughes :
He was born on June 18, 1902, in place unknown.
He died on April 02, 1964, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
He married Jeanette Faye Leaman, date unknown. She was born on June 10, 1909. She died on February 15, 1980, at Logan, Hocking County, Ohio.
Both are buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (behind the high school), Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
 (b) Robert Dwight Hughes :
He was born on May 23, 1904, in place unknown.
He died on May 06, 1975, in Barberton, Ohio (Summit Cty). Burial: May 1975, Greenlawn Cemetery, Barberton, ,Ohio (Summit Cty).
He married Katherine Gilley on September 24, 1927, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
She died on December 28, 200,1 in Barberton, Ohio (Summit Cty). Burial: January 02, 2002, Greenlawn Cemetery, Summit County, Ohio.
(c) Louis Donald Hughes :
He was born on September 13, 1907, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
He died in Lancaster, Ohio (Fairfield Cty).
He married Sara Morris on September 13, 1938, in place unknown.
She was born Unknown, in place unknown.
She died, date unknown, in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Cty).
Both are buried on the South side of Columbus, Ohio.
(d) Byron Max Hughes:
He was born on March 22, 1910, in Wade, Ohio.
He died on March 02, 1994, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Chippewa Cty). Burial: March 1994, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Chippewa Cty
He married Irene Bennett on May 05, 1936, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
(e) D3. Louise Arnetta (Hughes) Davis : She married D2. Atlee Harrison Davis.
(See their information in their section above).
 
Generation No. 4
 
D10. Thomas Henry Davis :
 
Was born on December 16, 1860 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
He died January 13, 1944 in Delaware, Ohio (Delaware Cty).
Burial: January 16, 1944, at Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore Township, Logan, Ohio, on the family farm he once owned.
He was the son of D20. William W Davis and D21. Eliza Jane Richards.
He married D11. Addie Viola BEAGLE, December 22, 1881, in New Lexington, Ohio (Perry Cty).
D11. Addie Viola BEAGLE :
 
She was born in 1858, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
She died in 1915, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
Burial: January 16, 1944, at Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore Township, Logan, Ohio, on the family farm she once owned.
 
From Pete Belyew's Database, updated summer 2002. Some of Pete's dates differ from the ones I researched. He is a cousin. I tend to agree with his genealogical research, since my own stops at Thomas Henry. My only reference to William Davis, Thomas's father, had no location shown except the state of Ohio, no county.
 D10. Thomas Henry Davis (WILLIAM W1) :
He was was born on September 18, 1860, in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio.
He died on January 13, 1944, in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio.
He was the son of D20. William W Davis and D21. Eliza Jane Richards.
He married D11. Addie Viola Beagle, on December 22, 1881, in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio.
She was born 1858 in Ohio, and died 191519. Notes for THOMAS HENRY DAVIS: Thomas Henry Davis' granddaughter gave his birth date as September 18, 1860. More About THOMAS HENRY DAVIS: Burial: January 16, 1944, Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio Occupation: Farm hand There is a conflict on the birth date. Headstone reads December, 1860. This database says September, 1860.
More About Thomas Henry DAVIS: .; Quality: 0
Notes for Addie Viola BEAGLE: From Pete Belyew's database, updated summer 2002
Notes for ADDIE VIOLA BEAGLE: The 1900 U.S. Census lists Addie Viola Beagle's father as being born in Virginia and her mother as being born in Ohio. It also lists her birth date as Sep 1860, the same as Thomas Henry, her husband.
More About Addie Viola BEAGLE: Burial: 1915, Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore, Ohio outside Logan, Ohio on land once owned by Thomas.; Quality: 01
Marriage Notes for Thomas DAVIS and Addie BEAGLE: Description: marriage license on record at New Lexington, Ohio Probate
More About Thomas DAVIS and Addie BEAGLE: Marriage: December 22, 1881, New Lexington, Ohio (Perry Cty)
Children of Thomas DAVIS and Addie BEAGLE are: i. William K DAVIS, born November 17, 1882 in Greene township, Hocking County, Ohio; 01
Notes for William K DAVIS: From Pete Belyew's database, updated summer 2002.
9. WILLIAM K3 DAVIS (THOMAS HENRY2, WILLIAM W1) was born November 17, 1882 in Green, Hocking County, Ohio44. He married CAPITALA DAVIS July 25, 1903 in Green, Hocking County, Ohio45. She was born May 16, 1884 in Green, Hocking County, Ohio. Children of WILLIAM DAVIS and CAPITALA DAVIS are: i.LAWRENCE4 DAVIS46, B. Abt. 1904, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio47; D. Abt. 1975, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. More About LAWRENCE DAVIS: Cause of Death: Died due to complications with diabetes ii.MABLE DAVIS48, B. Abt. 1907, Ohio. iii.LEWIS H DAVIS49, B. Abt. 1909, Ohio; D. Ohio. iv.ROY LEWIS DAVIS50, B. Abt. 1912, Ohio; D. Abt. 1960, Ohio. v.WALTER DAVIS51, B. October 01, 1918, Ohio; D. October 1957, Ohio. vi.LUCILLE DAVIS, B. Abt. 1924, Ohio; B. (UNKNOWN) MCKENZIE?.
ii. Lewis Edmond DAVIS, born July 01, 1884 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); 01
Notes for Lewis Edmond DAVIS: 7. LEWIS E 3 DAVIS (THOMAS HENRY 2, WILLIAM 1) was born July 1884 in Ohio. He married MARGARET (UNKNOWN). Children of LEWIS DAVIS and MARGARET (UNKNOWN) are: i.THOMAS4 DAVIS. ii.MAXWELL DAVIS.
iii. Mary Alice DAVIS, born March 12, 1886 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); 01
Notes for Mary Alice DAVIS: From Pete Belyew's database, updated summer 2002
11. MARY ALICE3 DAVIS (THOMAS HENRY2, WILLIAM W1) was born March 12, 1886 in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. She married JOHN HENRY STINE. He was born Abt. 1877 in Ohio55.
Child of MARY DAVIS and JOHN STINE is: 24.i.MADELYN GENEVIEVE4 STINE, B. March 06, 1921, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; D. February 08, 1996, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
5 iv. Flossie E. DAVIS, born March 31, 1893 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); 0; died November 16, 1918 in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio; Liason with (1) Unknown Unknown produced son Atlee. She married (2) Harry E. Taylor; married, June 1916. v. Velma DAVIS, born May 07, 1898 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); 01; died November 19, 1971 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); 01; married George W Walker.
Notes for Velma DAVIS: More About GEORGE WILLIAM WALKER: Burial: Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio
Children of VELMA DAVIS and GEORGE WALKER are: i.EILEEN MABEL4 WALKER, B. April 12, 1920, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio; B. WILLIAM HARRY MONTEITH, December 10, 1965, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; B. November 13, 1915, Adelphi, Indiana; D. February 03, 1991, Melbourne, Florida. More About WILLIAM HARRY MONTEITH: Burial: Bay Pines, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida 26.ii.FRANCIS JANETTE WALKER, B. March 09, 1922, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio; D. March 1997, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. iii.JUDITH ANN WALKER, B. December 20, 1924, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio; D. 1925, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. More About JUDITH ANN WALKER: Burial: Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio 27.iv.GEORGE JUNIOR WALKER, B. August 28, 1929, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. 28.v.RALPH WILLIAM WALKER, B. January 20, 1931, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. 29.vi.KENNETH EARL WALKER, B. June 08, 1934, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio.
More About Velma DAVIS: Burial: November 22, 1971, Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore, Ohio outside Logan, Ohio on land once owned by Thomas.
 
D12. John Harrison HUGHES :
 
He was born on January 25, 1844, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died on October 22, 1923, in Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty). Burial: October 26, 1923, Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty).
He was the son of D24. William HUGHES and D25. Jane YOUNG.
 
Notes for John Harrison HUGHES: Reference materials found at the Bowlby County Library, Greene County Pennsylvania include: Book titled "Hill, Beauchamp, Martin & West Families" Probated will of Mary Maria West in Volume 2, Page 458 listing 9 children as benefactors. Deeds for parcels of land (175 acres total) in Mannington Township, West Virginia, outside the town of Glover Gap. Most of the Hughes were concentrated around the area of New Freeport, PA. until they dispersed after Mary's death. Her last known address was 408 Jefferson street, Mannington, W.V. From the George H Downing Genealogy Record, Ancestry Plus computer database: John owns 10 acres, 1865 land warrant, Greene County, PA(Volume 3, Page 63). Listed in the 1850 & 1880 Census records for Greene County, PA. 1890 Veterans Schedule, Marion County, WV, Mannington District, Edition 83, WV 1889587.
 
He married D13. Mary Maria WEST in place unknown.
 
 
D13. Mary Maria WEST :
She was born on February 18, 1847, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
She died on November 15, 1936, in Mannington, West Virginia (Marion Cty). She died as a result of Arteriosclerosis (Death Certificate) .
Burial: November 18, 1936, Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty).
She was the daughter of D26. James George Washington WEST and D27. Ruth Ann MARTIN.
 
Children of John HUGHES and Mary WEST are:
 
(a) James William Porter HUGHES, born March 02, 1867 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died January 01, 1939 in place unknown.
He married Ann MARTIN Unknown.
 
(b) Thomas Leonard HUGHES, born March 03, 1869 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died May 29, 1951 in Elba, Ohio. Burial: Unknown.
He married Ellen Blackburn Gray, on November 15, 1898 in place unknown.
 
(c) Alice Malvina HUGHES, born September 12, 1870 in Allepo township, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
She died March 02, 1941 in Lakeville, Ohio.
She married Remembrance Lindsay Dawson, on January 06, 1887 in place unknown.
He born October 26, 1858 in Burton, VA or WV; died December 22, 1936 in Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty).
Notes for Alice Malvina HUGHES: October 2001 - Found a record in the LDS database (afn 879k-3J) that has her being both born & died at Long Lake, Loudonville, Ashland county Ohio, same dates for birth & death. I believe the Bowlby county library records are more accurate. She is said to be buried at Glover Gap cemetery. Her death info at Bowlby Library shows a town called "Lakeville"? Sounds pretty much like "Long Lake"? George Downing's online database shows her middle name as "Malvernia".
More About Alice Malvina HUGHES: Burial: March 1941, Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty); Quality: 01
More About Remembrance Lindsay DAWSON: Burial: December 1936, Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty); Quality: 01
More About Remembrance DAWSON and Alice HUGHES: Marriage: January 06, 1887, place unknown; Quality: 01
 
(d) John Franklin HUGHES, born August 01, 1872 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died October 11, 1940, in Seaford, Delaware (Sussex Cty). Burial: Unknown.
He married Josephine M DAWSON August 18, 1904 in place unknown.
 
 
(e) Samuel Leslie HUGHES, born December 28, 1873 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He married Tressie MARTIN Unknown.
 
(f) Robert Geddis HUGHES, born March 02, 1876 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died Unknown.
He married Sadie HARLIN Unknown.
 
(g) D6. Harry HUGHES : He married D7. Ida Magdalene HOPP.
(See their information in their section above).
 
(h) Jessie May HUGHES, born June 05, 1880 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
She died Unknown.
She married George DOWNING Unkown.
 
(i) Bertha Jane HUGHES, born July 02, 1882 in New Freeport, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
She died September 02, 1974 in Fairmont, West Virginia (Marion Cty).
She married Lawrence Milford CAMPBELL August 21, 1904 in place unknown.
 
(j) Mary Elizabeth HUGHES, born November 04, 1884 in Glover Gap, West Virginia (Marion Cty).
She died Unknown.
She married William McKEEVER Unknown.
 
D14. Jacob HOPP :
 
He was born on March 04, 1846, in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He died on March 27, 1922 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). Burial: March 30, 1922, Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). Greenlawn Cemetery, Washington Cty, Ohio.
He was the son of D28. Conrad HOPP and D29. Elizabeth SPIES.
He married D15. Marian Gage SPRAGUE February 02, 1871 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Jacob HOPP: Described himself as a farmer and contractor. Documented records: Birth dates confirmed 1900 census, soundex reel h-100, Columbus, Ohio main public library. Birth & death Information on the children found on a field trip to Washington County Pa, probate court and from grave markers at greenlawn cemetery outside of Lowell, Ohio. No marriage certificate found, did find references to owned property around Lowell, Ohio until sold. Found the Hopp family in the Zanesville, Ohio city directories beginning in 1907 through the middle 1930's. They then seemed to leave the area. Marian Sprague's birth date is confirmed from the same reference book found in her father's record notes.
October 2005, Judith Burkhart data has Jacob born in Salem, Washington Cty, Ohio.
 
D15. Marian Gage SPRAGUE
 
She was born on August 29, 1851, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died in 1929 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). Burial: 1929, Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). Greenlawn Cemetery, Washington Cty, Ohio.
She was the daughter of D30. Edward W SPRAGUE and D31. Mary GAGE.
 
Children of Jacob HOPP and Marian SPRAGUE are:
 
(a) Edward C HOPP, born September 18, 1872 in Washington County, Ohio.
He died on January 01, 1926, in place unknown.
He married Sarah Myers, Unknown in Blue Mound, Illinois?. She born Unknown in place unknown.
 
(b) Loella Caroline HOPP, born April 17, 1875 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She married C.H. HARRIS.
 
Notes for Loella Caroline HOPP: LDS records show her marriage to C.H. Harris on or about 1896. PAGE Film #: 2078133, Page #: , Ordinance #: PLACE Lowell, Noble, Ohio. Ida Hughes family bible lists Loella as being born 1875, not 1885. I tend to believe grandma Ida. I can't see her being married at 11 years old to Mr. Harris. LDS records show his marriage to Loella C. Hopp on or about 1896. PAGE Film #: 2078133, Page #: , Ordinance #: PLACE Lowell, Noble, Ohio.
 
(c) Wilson Henry HOPP, born July 11, 1877 in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty).
He died on February 28, 1896, in place unknown.
 
(d) Netta Mae HOPP, born May 24, 1880 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died on January 18, 1932, in place unknown.
 
(e)D7. Ida Magdalene (Hopp) Hughes : She married D6.Harry HUGHES.
(See their information in their section above).
 
(f) Frank Daniel HOPP, born September 25, 1884 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
(g) Lewis Frederick HOPP, born December 21, 1888 in place unknown.
 
(h) Faye Irene HOPP, born August 03, 1893 in place unknown.
 
Generation No. 5
 
D20. William W DAVIS :
Was born on March 07, 1836, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
He died on September 26, 1900, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty). Buried at Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore Township, Logan, Ohio
He married D21. Eliza Jane RICHARDS June 21, 1859 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
 
Notes for William W DAVIS: Description: (From inscriptions on graves located at Davis Chapel Road cemetery, Gore, Ohio, outside Logan, Ohio. Description: (From inscriptions on graves located at Davis Chapel Road cemetery, Gore, Ohio, outside Logan, Ohio. Jan 2002, found a manuscript on William Davis on the internet, shows him being born in Pickaway County, not Hocking county. Descendants of William Davis Generation No. 1 1. WILLIAM1 DAVIS was born March 07, 1836 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died September 26, 1900 in Green, Hocking County, Ohio. He married ELIZA JANE RICHARDS January 21, 1859 in Hocking County, Ohio, daughter of THOMAS RICHARDS and ELIZABETH (UNKNOWN). She was born January 22, 1838 in Ohio, and died January 31, 1908. The above marriage date is in conflict with other data I have gathered. The month is different, but the year is the same. Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS: William Davis' surname was changed by him or his father to Davis from the Pennsylvania Dutch/Amish Yohmon/Yohlom/Yohlm/Yohml. The exact spelling cannot be determined at this time. The trail for many of William and Eliza's offspring points to north-eastern Ohio, Trumbull County.
 
D21. Eliza Jane RICHARDS :
 
Was born on January 22, 1838, in place unknown.
She died on January 31, 1908, in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty). Buried at Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore Township, Logan, Ohio
 
The following notes are from Pete Belyew's database, transmitted to me after updates, by him, in the summer of 2002, after trips to Trumbull, Hocking and Columbus Ohio.
 
1. WILLIAM W1 DAVIS1 was born March 03, 1836 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died September 26, 1900 in Green, Hocking County, Ohio. He married ELIZA JANE RICHARDS2,3 June 21, 1859 in Hocking County, Ohio4,5, daughter of THOMAS RICHARDS and ELIZABETH (UNKNOWN). She was born January 22, 1838 in Ohio, and died January 31, 1908 in Green, Hocking County, Ohio.
Notes for WILLIAM W DAVIS: William W Davis' surname was probably changed by him or his father to Davis from the Pennsylvania Dutch/Amish surname Yohmon/Yohlom/Yohlm/Yohml. If this is true it was before his marriage to Eliza Jane Richards as his name was Davis at the time of his marriage. The exact spelling cannot be determined at this time. William W Davis middle name may be Washington, but adequate proof is unavailable. The 1880 U.S. Census lists William W Davis parents as both being born in Pennsylvania. The 1900 U.S. Census lists William W Davis father as born unknown and his mother as being born in Pennsylvania.
More About WILLIAM W DAVIS: Burial: Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio Occupation: Farmer
More About William W DAVIS: Burial: September 1900, Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore, Ohio outside Logan, Ohio .; Quality: 01
Notes for Eliza Jane RICHARDS: Description: (Information from graves located at Davis private cemetery, Davis Chapel Road, Gore, Ohio on the site of Thomas' property subsequently sold to the Walker family who are a part of this database. Description: (From inscriptions on graves located at Davis Chapel Road cemetery, Gore, Ohio, outside Logan, Ohio. Description: (From inscriptions on graves located at Davis Chapel Road cemetery, Gore, Ohio, outside Logan, Ohio. From Pete Belyew's database, as of summer 2002.
Notes for ELIZA JANE RICHARDS: The 1880 U.S. Census lists Eliza Jane Richards parents as both being born in Pennsylvania. The 1900 U.S. Census lists Eliza Jane Richards father as born in Pennsylvania and her mother as being born in Maryland. Marriage Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS and ELIZA RICHARDS: Marriage also noted as June 21, 1859. Married by J. Everett, Justice of the Peace
More About Eliza Jane RICHARDS: Burial: February 1908, Davis Chapel Road Cemetery, Gore, Ohio outside Logan, Ohio .; Quality: 01
More About William DAVIS and Eliza RICHARDS: Marriage: June 21, 1859, Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); Quality: 01
 
Children of William DAVIS and Eliza RICHARDS are:
 
(a) D10. Thomas Henry Davis : He married D11.Addie Viola BEAGLE
(See their information in their section above).
 
(b) Caroline DAVIS, born November 1864 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
She died on September 17, 1973, in place unknown.
She married (UNKNOWN) WOODRUFF, date unknown.
 
Notes for CAROLINE DAVIS: Carolyn Woodruff and her son Joseph were living with her parents [William Davis and Eliza Jane Richards] during the 1900 Census (June). Child of CAROLINE DAVIS and (UNKNOWN) WOODRUFF is: i. JOSEPH 3 WOODRUFF, B. August 1889, Ohio.
 
(c) George Oscar DAVIS, born January 19, 1867 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
He died on June 10, 1939, in in Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio. Burial: Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio.
He married MARY ANN COOK September 13, 1891 in Hocking County, Ohio, daughter of JOHN COOK and NANCY PRICE. She was born March 28, 1862 in Hocking County, Ohio, and died January 01, 1937 in Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio. Burial: Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio
 
Children of GEORGE DAVIS and MARY COOK are:
(i) (LAVINA GERTRUDE "GERTIE"3 DAVIS, B. July 31, 1892, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. September 29, 1973, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio.
 
ii.JOHN GLEN DAVIS, B. December 24, 1893, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. November 09, 1963, Trumbull County, Ohio. Burial: Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio
 
iii.LEWIS ALDERMAN DAVIS, B. October 31, 1897, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. May 30, 1960, Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio.
 
iv.NOLIE GLADYS DAVIS, B. December 18, 1899, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. June 23, 1964, Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio.
 
v.MARY ETHEL DAVIS, B. May 20, 1904, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. July 11, 1951.
 
vi Gilbert DAVIS, born March 1870 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty); 01; died March 12, 1949 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
 
Notes for Gilbert DAVIS: From Pete Belyew's database, updated Summer 2002
 
Birth date from Pete Belyew's database, shows March 29, 1869, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. 5. GEORGE OSCAR2 DAVIS (WILLIAM W1)28 was born January 19, 1867 in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, and died June 10, 1939 in Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio. He married MARY ANN COOK29 September 13, 1891 in Hocking County, Ohio30, daughter of JOHN COOK and NANCY PRICE. She was born March 28, 1862 in Hocking County, Ohio, and died January 01, 1937 in Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio. More About GEORGE OSCAR DAVIS: Burial: Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio Occupation: Farmer More About MARY ANN COOK: Burial: Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio Children of GEORGE DAVIS and MARY COOK are: 14.i.LAVINA GERTRUDE "GERTIE"3 DAVIS, B. July 31, 1892, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. September 29, 1973, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio. ii.JOHN GLEN DAVIS, B. December 24, 1893, Green, Hocking County, Ohio31; D. November 09, 1963, Trumbull County, Ohio. More About JOHN GLEN DAVIS: Burial: Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio Social Security Number: 295-12-9572 issued Ohio 15.iii.LEWIS ALDERMAN DAVIS, B. October 31, 1896, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. May 30, 1960, Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio. 16.iv.NOLA GLADYS DAVIS, B. December 18, 1899, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. June 23, 1964, Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio. 17.v.MARY ETHEL DAVIS, B. May 20, 1904, Green, Hocking County, Ohio; D. July 11, 1951, Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio.
 
(d) Eliza Jane DAVIS,
Was born on March 17, 1870 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty)
She died on February 03, 1896 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
 
(e) Sarah DAVIS,
was born in1871 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
She died on July 13, 1897 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
Notes for Sarah DAVIS: Pete Belyew database has her birth year as 1874
 
(f) Joshua DAVIS,
Was born on October 09, 1876 in Logan, Ohio (Hocking Cty).
Notes for Joshua DAVIS: Birth date is from Pete Belyew's database, updated summer 2002
 
D24. William Hughes :
 
Was born in 1820 in Ruff Creek, Greene County, PA.
He died in 1852, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of D48. Nathaniel Hughes and D49. Nancy Shearin.
He married D25. Jane YOUNG in Pennsylvania.
 
D25. Jane Young :
 
She was born in 1820, in Pennsylvania.
 
Notes for William HUGHES: Information from the Genealogical database of George h Downing, found in Ancestry Plus online database: Listed as a carpenter by trade. Listed in 1840 (Page 38) & 1850 (Page 329, Family 20) Census for Greene County, PA.
 
Children of William HUGHES and Jane YOUNG are:
 
i. Rebecca Ann HUGHES1, born 1841 in Allepo township, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
 
ii.D12. John Harrison HUGHES : He married D13. Mary Maria WEST.
(See their information in their section above).
 
iii. William Porter HUGHES1, born June 25, 1847 in Allepo township, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
 
iv. Thomas Jefferson HUGHES1, born November 11, 1849 in Allepo township, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
 
v. Mary Elizabeth HUGHES1, born March 13, 1851 in Allepo township, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty); 01
 
D26. James George Washington WEST :
Was born on November 23, 1807, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He died on July 01, 1883, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
He was the son of D52. John George WEST and D53. Margaret MAY.
He married D27. Ruth Ann MARTIN on November 23, 1830, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
Notes for James George Washington WEST: The LDS Library in Salt Lake City, Utah shows his birthday as 28 November, 1807. Batch 8769004, sheet 1, source call 1396375. For now, I will use the date I got from the library in Greene County, PA.
 
D27. Ruth Ann MARTIN,
Was born on November 12, 1809, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
She died on August 14, 1891 in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty). Burial: August 18, 1891, Hopewell Cemetery, Greene County, PA.
She was the daughter of D54. Enoch MARTIN and D55. Susannah ROBINSON.
 
Children of James WEST and Ruth MARTIN are:
 
i. Jacob J WEST, married Charity R GREENE Unknown.
 
ii. Samuel M WEST1
Notes for Samuel M WEST: Died in the Civil War, place as yet unknown, on 07 Jun 1862.
This note is from the book "Hill, West, Martin and Beauchamp Family History", located at the Bowlby county library (Washington County, Penna.).
 
iii. Robert M WEST, married Joanna UNKNOWN Unknown.
Notes for Robert M WEST: Was married three times. Joanna UNKNOWN was his second wife and the mother of the children listed on Roberts family chart. This note entered 16 Jan, 1996. DHD
 
iv. John E WEST, married Nancy HUGHES Unknown.
 
v. Thomas E WEST
Notes for Thomas E WEST: Died in the Civil War, 07 May 1863, the army sent the wrong body back for burial.
This note is from a book at the Bowlby county library (Washington County, Penna.) entitled "Hill, West, Martin and Beauchamp Family History".
 
vi. Rachel M WEST
vii. Mary Ellen WEST 13
 
viii.D13. Mary Maria WEST : Shemarried D12. John Harrison HUGHES.
(See their information in their section above).
 
D28. Conrad HOPP :
Was born on March 18, 1820 in Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany.
He died on July 28, 1891. Burial: July 30, 1891, Greenlawn Cem, Lowell, Washington Cty, Ohio.
He was the son of D56. Johannes HOPP and D57. Margaretha Augustin.
He married D29. Elizabeth SPIES , April 21, 1842.
 
Notes for Conrad HOPP: All information on Conrad and children found in census records, Washington County, Ohio (Marietta, Ohio).
D29. Elizabeth SPIES :
She was born in 1819 in Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany.
 
Children of Conrad HOPP and Elizabeth SPIES are:
 
i. D14. Jacob Hopp married D15. Marian Gage Sprague.
(See their information in their section above).
 
 The children of Jacob Hopp and Marian Sprague are :
 
vii. Margaret Hopp :
She was born 1844.
 
ii. Caroline HOPP :
She was born in 1849 in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She married John MATTERN, place Unknown.
 
iii. Catherine HOPP :
She was born on February 07, 1850, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She married Stephen Gage SPRAGUE 1870 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). He was born on March 13, 1847 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Stephen Gage SPRAGUE: Steven & Catherine's children listed in reference book are: Fred,Phillip,Charles,Henry,Florence,John,Roy and Arcelia.
 
iv. John HOPP :
He was born in 1854 in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He married Caroline Rechsteiner. She was born in 1853 in Pennsylvania.
 
v. Lewis HOPP :
He was born in 1855 in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He married Mary Rebecca Cochenour Hale. She was born on April 04, 1870 in Ohioville, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; She died June 07, 1950 in Lowell, Washington County, Ohio. Burial: June 1950, Lowell, Ohio, Greenlawn Cemetery
 
vi. Henry HOPP :
He was born in 1862 in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
 viii. Elizabeth Hopp :
She was born on October 05, 1842 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington County).
She died November 18, 1910 in Stockport, Ohio. Burial: November 1910, Lowell, Washington County,Ohio.
She married Jacob Landsittel on March 01, 1863 in Lowell, Washington County, Ohio.
He was born February 29, 1836 in Bavaria, Germany; died April 24, 1914 in Stockport, Ohio.
 
More About Jacob Landsittel: Burial: April 1914, Lowell, Washington County, ohio Military service: 1863, Private, Co. F, Reg. Ohio Infantry Occupation: 1910, Farmer, Cooper.
 
D30. Edward W SPRAGUE :
 
He was born on August 20, 1820, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He died on February 03, 1904 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). He is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Washington Cty, Ohio.
He was the son of D60. Anthony Wayne SPRAGUE and D61. Lucinda DEVOL.
He married D31. Mary GAGE on December 14, 1842 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
D31. Mary GAGE :
 
She was born in 1823, in Acworth, New Hampshire.
She died on December 12, 1891 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty). She is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Washington Cty, Ohio.
She was the daughter of D62. Daniel Gage and D63. Polly Shaw.
 
Notes for Edward W SPRAGUE: Description: River superintendent, State of Ohio, for several years. Authority on the river. Bult locks & dams on the Hocking, Muskingum, and Ohio rivers. I have found a reference book, written about the Charles Leroy Sprague Family, located at the Kate Love Simpson Library in McConnelsville, Ohio, with much information on this Sprague relative.
 
Children of Edward SPRAGUE and Mary GAGE are:
 
i. Frank Daniel SPRAGUE :
He was born on October 25, 1843 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He died in 1904 at Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He married Emma CORA, on December 12, 1865, in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty). She was born on January 22, 1841, in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty); she died on August 06, 1900 in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Frank Daniel SPRAGUE: Description: ( One of a set of twins - Albert below) Description: Enlisted with Comp H OLA 1st regt, Huntington's Battery, Army of Potomac, as a private. Several engagements. Wounded at Gettysburg. Proved to be cause of his death years later. Active in 10 battles Description: Employed with father in public works and river business. 1868 shows him employed as a cabinetmaker. Children listed in Sprague Genealogy book are: Fanny, Lillie, Edward, Loella,Mary, Hattie.
 
ii. Albert Wayne SPRAGUE :
He was born on October 25, 1843 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Albert Wayne SPRAGUE: Description: ( One of a set of twins - Frank above)
 
iii. Stephen Gage SPRAGUE :
He was born on March 13, 1847, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He married Catherine HOPP, in 1870, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty); She was born on February 07, 1850 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Stephen Gage SPRAGUE: Steven & Catherine's children listed in reference book are: Fred, Phillip, Charles, Henry, Florence, John, Roy and Arcelia.
 
iv. Dudley W SPRAGUE :
He was born on February 18, 1849, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He married Nancy J MELLOR, in 1871, in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty). She was born in 1846, in Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Dudley W SPRAGUE: Description: Earned his living as a merchandise broker. Moved to Warner, Ohio after 1911. Children of Dudley & Nancy listed in reference book are : Nellie, Wilson, Zon and Ruth.
 
v. D15. Marian Gage SPRAGUE :
She was born on August 29, 1851, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died in 1929, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She married D14. Jacob HOPP February 02, 1871 in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
vi. Elizabeth F SPRAGUE :
She was born on December 03, 1853, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
Notes for Elizabeth F SPRAGUE: Married Julius Ashley
 
vii. Martha Cyrena SPRAGUE :
She was born on February 11, 1856, in Lowell, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died in November 1865, in place unknown. Burial: Unknown.
 
Generation No. 6
 
D48. Nathaniel Hughes :
 
He was born in 1785, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He died on November 28, 1854, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Burial: November 1854, Hookstown Cemetery, Franklin Township, Greene County, PA.
He was the son of D96. Nathaniel HUGHES and D97. Leah UNKNOWN.
He married D49. Nancy SHEARIN in 1809, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
 
D49. Nancy Shearin :
 
She was born in 1791, in England.
 
Notes for Nathaniel HUGHES: In George Downing's genealogy file, found in the Ancestry Plus database at the State of Ohio Library, on n. 4th street, in Columbus, Ohio, is found a reference to a biography of Nathaniel Hughes Family, found in a book entitled "Howard Leckey's"The ten mile Country and it's pioneer families."" Listed in 1820 (Page 346), 1830 (Page 428), 1840 (Page 138), and 1850 (Page263, family 235) census records for Greene County, PA.
 
Children of Nathaniel HUGHES and Nancy SHEARIN are:
 
i. Andrew S HUGHES :
He was born on November 01, 1813, in Washington Township, Greene County, PA.
 
ii. Nathan HUGHES :
He was born in 1815, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
 
iii. Sarah HUGHES :
She was born in 1817, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
 
iv. D24. William HUGHES
He was born in 1820, in Ruff Creek, Greene County, PA.
He died in 1852, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He married D25. Jane YOUNG in Pennsylvania.
 
v. Hiram HUGHES :
He was born on July 30, 1822 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
 
vi. Caleb Shearin HUGHES :
He was born on December 24, 1824 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
 
D52. John George WEST :
 
He was born in 1752, in England.
He died on May 19, 1826, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty). Burial: May 1826, Hopewell Cemetery, Greene County, PA.
He married D53. Margaret MAY on August 28, 1790 in Strausburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Notes for John George WEST: The following narrative is from a book, "The Hill, West, Beauchamp & Martin Families", found at the Bowlby Memorial Library ( Greene County) Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
 
When John was a young lad in England, he was abducted one day and wound up as an indentured servant in America to a Mr. John Haines, a New Jersey Quaker. When he became of age to do so, he enlisted in the Colonial Army. While fighting one day, he chanced upon two brothers fighting on the English side. Subsequent events led to the desertion of the two brothers ( Samuel & William). They hid on the May family farm, a family of Dutch immigrants. It is there that John met Margaret, his wife to be. John received a saber cut at the battle of Eutaw Springs, N.C. After the war, he and Margaret were married. Contact with his brother Samuel was lost( it is assumed he repatriated to England). He farmed with brother Wiliam around Greene County, Pennsylvania, then moved north to Wheeling Creek, Where he was last reported around 1845. John's pension file # is: w4530, Nat'l Archives & Record Service Washington, D.C. John's will is found in Book #1, Page 286, Greene Cty, PA court house. This documentary comes from a Gedcom File submitted by a relative of Margaret May - 2001 * ARTICLE XLVII - JOHN WEST WAS WOUNDED IN THE HEAD - Name of book unknown by Dorothy B. Hennen page (108-110)
 
On 27 April 1818 John West made his first application for a pension N due him for service during the Revolutionary War; he then appeared before David Gray, an Associate Judge of Greene Co. He stated that B at the beginning of the war he resided in "Gloucester" County, NJ . After serving several tours in the Militia he joined the Flying Camp under Captain John Davis, for a period of 8 months. He was in two "Scrimmages" on the North River and then enlisted in the light horse service called the "troops of light dragons" under Captain Michael Rudolph, commanding the 3rd Company in the troop commanded by Col . Henry Lee for during the war. This enlistment was at Elizabethtown , NJ, and he joined the troop at Burlington, but does not recall the date. From Burlington they went to Guilford Courthouse in NC., from there to "Camberline" and he was wounded in the head during a scrimmage with the enemy; he was in the Battle of "EUTAW" Springs in SC. At the close of the war, after the surrender of Cornwallis to the American Army, he was honorably discharged in SC, near Charleston, but has lost his discharge. He is now advanced in years and due to the head wound his eyesight is impaired so that he is unable to labor and is in low circumstances and in need of assistance from his country for support. He spent more than five years in the army. To this application, John West signed his name before David Gray. On 26 August 1819 John West again appeared before David Gray to amend his declaration previously made - he entered the service in the latter end of September or first part of October in the year preceding that in which General Wayne took Stony Point, 1776, in Lee's Legion in the VA Line - was disbanded near Charleston (SC) in fall of 1782 and arrived at his home in Gloucester County in Jersey State after the corn was gathered and the hogs put up to fatten. That the next spring, last of April or early in May, he met the officers of the company in Philadelphia according to the directions of an advertisement published in the newspapers, and then and there received his written discharge signed by Captain James Armstrong. On 18 September 1820 John West appeared in the Court of Common Pleas to declare his property, a provision required for his pension to be continued. At that time he stated that he was 68 years of age - served under Captain John (formerly given as Michael) Rudolph and Col . Henry Lee for a period of 4 years and 10 months. His property consisted of one mare and colt, $40; one horse, $40; three cows @ $8, $24 ; three yearling calves, $7; two spring calves, $3; ten sheep, $10; nine hogs, $9; household furniture, $15; total value $148. He had one daughter, Susannah, 16 years old and just able to maintain herself by spinning and housework; one son, James, 11 years old, small of his age and can scarcely do what will maintain himself; one son, Samuel, 9 years old; and one son, John, 7 years old. He lived on a very hilly and barren piece of land supposed to be vacant "about 20 acres cleared except that it is heavily covered with dead timber which is continually falling down and renders it almost impossible for me to work it, indeed cannot without the benevolent assistance of my neighbors ." All the pension he had already drawn he had paid to his creditors or used in support of his family and he yet owed $35. On 7 July 1845 Margaret West, aged 74 years, resident of Greene Co applied for pension as widow of John West, who was a private in the New Jersey line and drew a pension at the rate of $96 per year. She stated that she had been married to John West on the 23 August 1790 by ....Groves Esq. in Strasburgh, Lancaster Co.,PA. She submitted as evidence, a page from a testament showing the record John had made thereon shortly after their marriage. John West had died 21 May 1826 and since that time the record had been kept in her possession . To this she affixed her mark before Asa McClelland. On 30 June 1849 Henry Lightner appeared before Benjamin Jennings , a Justice of the Peace in Greene Co.,PA, and stated that he had first become acquainted with John and Margaret West in 1806 when they were living in the eastern part of Greene Co, near a town called Jefferson. The next year, in 1807, they moved to Center Township, in the western part of the county. When he first became acquainted with them they had several children, the eldest of which was Jacob, who must have been 12 or 14 years old; other children were, Elizabeth, John , Samuel, and several others whose ages were separated by 2 or 3 year intervals. Lightner had known them quite intimately and believed from the ages of their children compared with his own, and other circumstances, that John and Margaret must have been married about 1790. On 14 July 1846 Henry Jacobs appeared before Daniel Hook, a Justice of the Peace; he had been well acquainted with John and Margaret West and from the ages of their children they must have been married about 1789 or 1790. The eldest son of John and Margaret married the sister of dependent (Henry Jacobs) and this son was then at least 54 years of age; they also had John, Samuel, Susannah, Elizabeth and others. Both Henry Jacobs and Henry Lightner signed their names. On 2 December 1846 Jane Rush appeared before Daniel Hook and said she had known John and Margaret West (who was before her marriage Margaret May) since 1791 or 1792, or before. She first became acquainted with them in York Co.,PA, and knew them there until 1803 or 1804 when John and Margaret moved to Greene Co. and again became acquainted with them in 1824. John West died some 3 or 4 years later. She affixed her mark. On 9 Jun 1847 Susannah Coen appeared in Wetzel Co.,VA (now WV) before Ebenezer Clark, a Justice of the Peace for Wetzel Co. She stated that she had known John and Margaret West in York Co.,PA before their marriage. In fact, Susannah and Margaret were sisters; Margaret was formerly Margaret May. She was not present at the wedding of John and Margaret; however, she well recollected when it was as she lived with them some months immediately after their marriage. She knew that the wedding had to have taken place about 1791 or 1792 from her own age and from the time she left York Co., which was in 1794. Susannah signed this affidavit. On 17 June 1848 John Staggers appeared before Benjamin Jennings , a Justice of the Peace for Greene Co. He said he had been acquainted with John West and Margaret May in York Co.,PA before their marriage. In fact, he attended their wedding and saw them married by Esquire Groover. He was not sure of the year, maybe 1791 or 1792, but not later than 1793 as he, himself, married in 1793 and John and Margaret then had one child. John Staggers removed to the waters of Dunkard Creek, Greene Co.,PA and John and Margaret West removed to said county; they again became acquainted and Staggers knew they had a family of 10 or 12 children; many of whom he was well acquainted with. To this he signed his name "John Stigers". Margaret West was allowed a pension and her death date is not given ; she was living yet in 1850. A daughter, Susan, died in infancy and daughter Elizabeth, married Daniel Martin. According to the will of John West, Jacob was the eldest son and Elizabeth was the eldest daughter. James, Samuel, and John were to inherit the land on which John West lived, each to have one third share. John West most certainly is buried in Center Township, but the exact location has not been ascertained. *Maria Margretha is Margaret May West who applied for the War of 1812 Pension of her husband John West in 1847 in which Susannah May Coen was a witness. Heritage Bk ISBN 1-55613-055-4.
 
D53. Margaret MAY :
She was born on March 19, 1765, in Strausburgh, Pennsylvania (Lancaster Cty).
She died on April 27, 1853, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty). Burial: April 1853, Hopewell Cemetery, Greene County, PA.
 
Children of John WEST and Margaret MAY are:
 
i. Jacob WEST :
He was born Abt. 1792, in York County, Pennsylvania.
He married Mary Alice JACOBS on October 24, 1811, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. She was born in 1793 in Maryland. She died on December 22, 1868, in Douglas County, Illinois.
 
ii. Susannah WEST :
She was born in 1804, in York County, Pennsylvania.
She married John MARTIN in 1830, in Allepo township, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
 
Notes for Susannah WEST: It appears that a previous female child, named Susannah, was born in 1796, but died the same year. Both Susannahs show up in the LDS library records. LDS Library in Salt Lake City, Utah shows a marriage date in 1830 for John and Susannah, at Alleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for John MARTIN: LDS Library in Salt Lake City, Utah shows a marriage date in 1830 for John and Susannah, at Alleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
 
iii. D26. James George Washington WEST :, born November 23, 1807 in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty); died July 01, 1883 in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty); married D27. Ruth Ann MARTIN on November 23, 1830, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
 
iv. Samuel Morgan WEST :
He was born on August 23, 1810, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He married Catherine ANDERSON, date Unknown.
 
v. John WEST :
He was born in 1813, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He married Eliza UNKNOWN, date Unknown.
 
vi. Elizabeth WEST :
She was born in 1815, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. married Unknown.
 
D54. Enoch MARTIN :
He was born in 1764, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
He was the son of D108. John MARTIN and D109. Rachel UNKNOWN.
He married D55. Susannah ROBINSON Unknown.
 
D55. Susannah ROBINSON :
 
born in place unknown.
 
Notes for Enoch MARTIN: Enoch & Susannah had two known children, Daniel Martin and Ruth Ann, no dates confirmed. Other, unconfirmed offspring, Bonham, John, James Martin, William Martin & Enoch.
 
Children of Enoch MARTIN and Susannah ROBINSON are:
 
i. Daniel MARTIN :
He was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He died on November 04, 1883, in Richhill Township, Greene County, PA.
He married (1) Elizabeth WEST; shw was born in 1773 in place unknown.
He married (2) Elizabeth MARSHALL; she was born in August, 1820, in place unknown; she died on January 11, 1912 in place unknown.
 
Notes for Daniel MARTIN: He was a farmer. Purchased a tract of land in the lower part of Jacksonville (?) called Elk Ridge, on September 13th, 1848, for $30.00, which was tendered in monthly payments. Purchased from john S. McGlumphy. In his will he left each child $50.00.
 
ii. D27. Ruth Ann MARTIN, she was born November 12, 1809 in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty); she died on August 14, 1891, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty); she married D2. James George Washington WEST, on November 23, 1830, in Rogersville, Pennsylvania (Greene Cty).
 
D56. Johannes HOPP :
 
He was born on May 15, 1791, in Manheim, Rhenish, Bavaria, Germany.
He died on January 15, 1869, in Washington County, Ohio. Burial: January 1869, Highland Ridge Cemetery, Washington, Ohio.
He married D57. Margaretha Augustin in 1815
 
D57. Margaretha Augustin :
 
She was born on September 08, 1790, in Germany.
She died on May 29, 1850, in Washington County, Ohio. Burial: May 1850, Highland Ridge Cemetery, Washington Cty, Ohio.
 
Notes for Johannes HOPP: I found Johannes Hopps grave at Highland Ridge Community Church. The headstone has fallen over. I was unable to find his spouse's name on the grave. I can only assume she is buried in the same plot.
 
Child of Johannes HOPP and Margaretha Augustin is:
 
i. Conrad HOPP,
He was born on March 18, 1820, in Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany.
He died on July 28, 1891, place unknown.
He married Elizabeth SPIES on April 21, 1842, place unknown.
 
D60. Anthony Wayne SPRAGUE :
 
He was born on April 13, 1795, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He died on July 01, 1849, in Waterford, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He was the son of D120. Jonathan SPRAGUE and D121. Sabra SEAMANS.
He married D61. Lucinda DEVOL on October 02, 1815, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty.
 
D61. Lucinda DEVOL :
 
She was born on August 22, 1796, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died on October 24, 1854 in Beverly, Ohio (Washington Cty). Burial: Marsh Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio.
She was the daughter of D122. Allen DEVOL and D123. Ruth BENNETT.
 
Notes for Anthony Wayne SPRAGUE: Anthony owned a farm in Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Franklin County) for a Brief period of time, but had to return to Washington county due to ill health. Here he farmed and operated a grist-mill and distillery. He was active in the Christian church, and was the first member baptized in the Ohio river. Lucinda was well known for her healing powers and was often called upon when sickness was upon the land.
This information comes from the book "The Sprague Family ", found at the Ohio State library in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Notes for Lucinda DEVOL: LDS library has her birth place as Round Bottom, Monroe County, Ohio, same date & year.
Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type 8331302 - 1395668 Film NONE Sheet: 43
 
 
Children of Anthony SPRAGUE and Lucinda DEVOL are:
 
i. Augustus Wayne SPRAGUE :
He was born on July 09, 1816 in Washington County, Ohio.
 
Notes for Augustus Wayne SPRAGUE: 18 Feb 2002 - On a trip to the Sprague family graveyard, Coal Run, Ohio, Washington, County, Found a headstone with A wife of Augustus, named Rowena, who died 10 Sep 1864.
 
ii. Cynthia Ann SPRAGUE :
She was born on January 03, 1819, in Washington County, Ohio.
She died Unknown.
 
iii. D30. Edward W SPRAGUE : He married D31. Mary GAGE (See their information in their section)
 
iv. Daniel Manchester SPRAGUE :
He was born on January 10, 1822, in Washington County, Ohio. He died Unknown.
 
v. Rosannah R SPRAGUE :
She was born on September 05, 1823, in Washington County. She died Unknown.
 
vi. Joshua Bennett SPRAGUE :
He was born on January 14, 1825, in Washington County, Ohio. He died Unknown.
 
vii. Austin Green SPRAGUE :
He was born on February 17, 1830, in Washington County, Ohio. He died Unknown.
He married Lucena Roach Farley, on November 07, 1854 in Cherry Valley, Winnebago County, Illinois. she was born on August 14, 1838, at Beverly, Washington County, Ohio. Her parents were John Farley and Ellen Taylor.
Notes for Austin Green SPRAGUE: Description: ( One of a set of twins - Emily, below) His death is said to be at the Battle of Vicksburg, Civil War, Have found no records yet to substantiate this death. Possibly interned at the Vicksburg Memorial Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
 viii. Emily D SPRAGUE,
She was born on February 17, 1830, in Washington County, Ohio. She died Unknown.
 
Notes for Emily D SPRAGUE: Description: ( One of a set of twins -Austin Green, above)
 
ix. Lucinda Cyrena SPRAGUE :
She was born on January 20, 1833, in Washington County, Ohio. She died Unknown.
 
x. Jonathan A SPRAGUE :
He was born on September 05, 1834, in Washington County, Ohio. He died Unknown.
 
xi. Charles C SPRAGUE :
He was born on January 21, 1836 in Washington County, Ohio. He died Unknown..
 
xii. Charlotte E SPRAGUE,
She was born on February 14, 1842, in Washington County, Ohio. She died Unknown.
 
D62. Daniel GAGE :
 
He was born in 1780, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He died on July 09, 1854, in Ohio.
He was the son of D124. Abner GAGE and D125. Susannah OBER.
He married D63. Polly SHAW, Unknown.
 
D63. Polly SHAW :
 
She was born in 1782 in place unknown.
 
Children of Daniel GAGE and Polly SHAW are:
 
i. Marian GAGE :
She was born in 1808, in State of New Hampshire.
She married John HEMPHILL Unknown.
 
ii. Simpson GAGE :
He was born in 1810, in State of New Hampshire.
 
iii. Catherine GAGE :
She was born in 1813, in State of New Hampshire.
She died in 1825, in State of New Hampshire.
 
iv. Susan GAGE :
She was born in 1815, in State of New Hampshire.
She married William HANFORD Unknown.
 
v. Alpha GAGE :
born 1818 in State of New Hampshire.
 
vi. Ruth GAGE :
She was born in 1820, in State of New Hampshire.
She married Mr. YOUNG Unknown.
 
vii. D31.Mary GAGE : married D30. Edward W SPRAGUE (See their information in their section).
 
viii. Elizabeth GAGE,
She was born in 1823, in State of New Hampshire.
She married John McCADDON Unknown.
 
ix. Wilson Shaw GAGE :
He was born in 1825, in State of New Hampshire.
He married Catherine STERIGERE Unknown.
 
x. Martha GAGE :
She was born in 1827, in State of New Hampshire.
She married Jonithan SPRAGUE Unknown.
 
Generation No. 7
 
D96. Nathaniel HUGHES :
 
He was born in 1755, in Baltimore County, Maryland.
He died in June, 1817, in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of D192. John HUGHES and D193. Jemima UNKNOWN.
He married D97. Leah UNKNOWN. 97. Leah UNKNOWN1,
 
D97. Leah UNKNOWN :
 
She was born in 1755, in place unknown.
 
Notes for Nathaniel HUGHES: Listed in 1790, 1800, and 1810 Census records. 1781 Tax assessment record (PA Archives, 3rd Series, Volume 22, Page 723. 1783Tax record, (Pa Archives, 3rd series, Volume 16, Page 799.) 1782- Listed as private in the First Battalion, Washington County, recruited in the Fort Jackson area, Now Waynesburg, PA. Archives Series 6, Volume 2, Page 17.) 1784 & 1788 Land Warrants, (PA Archives, 3rd series, Volume 26, Pages 563 & 568.) 1795- Deed, listing wife Leah ? 1817- Will probated, Greene County, PA, lists a wife Rebecca. Biography of the Nathaniel Hughes Family: Howard Leckey's "The Ten mile Country and it's pioneer families."
 
Children of Nathaniel HUGHES and Leah UNKNOWN are:
 
i. Richard HUGHES :
He was born in 1774, in Westmoreland County, PA.
 
ii. Joseph HUGHES :
He was born in 1776, in Westmoreland County, PA.
 
iii. Sarah HUGHES :
She was born in 1778, in Westmoreland County, PA.
 
iv. Elizabeth HUGHES :
She was born in 1780, in Westmoreland County, PA.
 
v. Jemima HUGHES :
She was born in 1782, in Washington County, PA.
 
vi. D48.Nathaniel HUGHES : He married D49.Nancy SHEARIN. (See their information in their section above).
 
vii. James HUGHES :
He was born in 1787, in Washington County, PA.
 
D108. John MARTIN :
 
He was born in 1740, in Middlesex County, NJ.
He died in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
He married D109. Rachel UNKNOWN.
 
D109. Rachel UNKNOWN.
 
born Abt. 1744, in Middlesex County, NJ.
 
Children of John MARTIN and Rachel UNKNOWN are:
 
i. Lewis MARTIN :
He was born on March 27, 1762, in Middlesex County, NJ (New Brunswick).
He died on June 23, 1852, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Burial: June 1852, Center Township, Greene County, PA.
 
ii. Enoch MARTIN :
He was born in 1764, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
He married Susannah ROBINSON Unknown.
 
iii. John JR MARTIN :
He was born in I771, in Middlesex County, NJ (New Brunswick).
He died on November 15, 1846, place unknown. Burial: November 1846, Calvary Baptist, Lipencot, Greene County, PA.
 
iv. Bonham MARTIN :
He was born in 1774, in Middlesex County, NJ.
 
v. Mary MARTIN :
She was born on April 12, 1786, in Middlesex County, NJ.
He died on May 12, 1843, place unknown.
 
vi. Bateman MARTIN :
He was born on September 01, 1794, in Middlesex County, NJ.
He died on May 10, 1881, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Burial: May 1881, Smith Cemetery, Greene County, PA.
 
vii. Benejah MARTIN :
He was born 1796 in Middlesex County, NJ; 01
D120. Jonathan SPRAGUE,
He was born on January 09, 1767, in Sackville, Nova Scotia (Canada).
He died April 01, 1840 in Washington County, Ohio. Burial: April 04, 1840, Sprague Family Cemetery, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio.
He was the son of 240. Joshua SPRAGUE and 241. Amey DARLING.
He married D121. Sabra SEAMANS, in1792, in Smithfield Twp, Providence, Rhode Island.
D121. Sabra SEAMANS :
She was born on April 30, 1767, in place unknown.
She died on October 06, 1815, in place unknown. Burial: Unknown.
Notes for Jonathan SPRAGUE: Jonathan was a farmer and millwright. He came to Marietta, Ohio (Washington Cty) with his father and brother and was given a contract to build one section of Campus Martius. He was at Waterford Garrison with other members of the Sprague family during the wars with the Native Americans who lived in the area (primarily Shawnee). He was shot by one native American, the bullet grazing his chest, leaving numerous holes in his shirt. Jonathan was tall, broad shouldered and lean. Sometime after the wars were over the Native American who shot at him was heard to say " I would have killed that Sprague had he not been so flat-chested!! ".One time, a group of Native Americans stole some cattle. Jonathan led a raid on the village, recovered the cattle, tied up the women and old men (the braves were gone), loaded the cows on a flatboat and were making their retreat when the braves returned. They followed, but would not attack. The creek where this occurred is said to be two miles south of Zanesville, Ohio emptying into the Muskingum River, which would put it somewhere in the neighborhood of Philo, Ohio.
After the wars, he moved to Adams Township in Washington County, Ohio near the town of Coal Run. Here he built a stone mansion where he lived until his death. He built the famous Island Mill, and operated it for many years. This mill created the boards that made the famous Blennerhassett House, on Blennerhassett Island, in the Ohio River. There is still preserved, in Marietta Ohio, a walnut cupboard made by Jonathan with a broad ax and drawing knife.
 
Jonathan Sprague, while not a religious man, was a man of strong moral character. His life was one of great usefulness to his community. His first wife, Sabra, was a lady of fine accomplishments and of unusual vivacity. His second wife, Sussannah, was the daughter of the first white woman to arrive in Marietta in 1788.
The above notes are from the same book of family history quoted elsewhere in these pages.
August, 2003 - found marriage location in LDS database, Smithfield Twp, Providence, Rhode Island.
Children of Jonathan SPRAGUE and Sabra SEAMANS are:
i. Joshua SPRAGUE :
He was born on May 08, 1793, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
ii. D60. Anthony Wayne SPRAGUE. : He married D61.Lucinda DEVOL.
(see their information in their section above).
iii. Cynthia SPRAGUE :
She was born on April 04, 1797, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died Unknown.
iv. Mariba SPRAGUE :
She was born on August 23, 1799, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
She died Unknown.
v. Jonathan SPRAGUE :
He was born on April 12, 1804, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He married Melissa UNKNOWN.
vi. Gilbert SPRAGUE :
He was born on August 04, 1806, in Waterford Garrison, Ohio (Washington Cty).
He died Unknown.
D122. Allen DEVOL :
He married D123. Ruth BENNETT, Abt. 1799. in Coal Run, Ohio (Washington Cty).
 
D123. Ruth BENNETT :
Child of Allen DEVOL and Ruth BENNETT is:
i. D61.Lucinda DEVOL, married D60.Anthony Wayne SPRAGUE.
(See their information in their section above).
D124. Abner GAGE :
He was born on June 22, 1753, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He died in1814, in Ashtabula, Ohio (Ashtabula Cty). Burial: 1814, Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio.
He was the son of D248. Daniel GAGE and D249. Ruth KIMBALL.
He married D125. Susannah OBER Unknown.
D125. Susannah OBER :
She was born in 1755, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She died in 1819, in Acworth, New Hampshire. Burial: 1819, Aeworth, New Hampshire.
Children of Abner GAGE and Susannah OBER are:
i. D62.Daniel GAGE : He married D63.Polly SHAW Unknown.
(See their information in their section above).
ii. Polly GAGE :
She was born on July 16, 1782, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She died on March 20, 1857, in place Unknown.
iii. Abner GAGE :
He was born in 1784, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He died in 1854, in place unknown.
iv. Susan GAGE :
She was born in 1786, in State of New Hampshire.
v. Joseph GAGE :
He was born in 1789, in Acworth, New Hampshire.
He died in 1861, in place unknown.
 
 
Generation No. 8
 
D192. John HUGHES :
He was born in Wales.
He married D193. Jemima UNKNOWN, in place unknown.Quality: 0.
 
D193. Jemima UNKNOWN :
She was born in Wales.
Children of John HUGHES and Jemima UNKNOWN are:
i. Rowland HUGHES :
He was born on September 20, 1752, in Baltimore County, Maryland.
He died on February 07, 1837, in place unknown.
He married Sarah Green SWAN in 1775 in Fort Pitt.
ii. Joseph HUGHES :
He was born on September 23, 1753, in Baltimore County, Maryland.
iii. D96.Nathaniel HUGHES : He married (1) D97. Leah UNKNOWN; married (2) Rebecca UNKNOWN. (See their information in their section above).
iv. William HUGHES :
He was born on September 22, 1760, in Baltimore County, Maryland.
D240. Joshua SPRAGUE :
He was born on July 03, 1729, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
He died on October 01, 1816, in Coal Run, Ohio (Washington Cty). Burial: October 04, 1816, Sprague Family Cemetery, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio.
He was the son of D480. William SPRAGUE and D481. Alice BROWN.
He married D241. Amey DARLING on January 02, 1747/48, in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
 
D241. Amey DARLING :
She was born in May 1729, in place unknown.
She died in May 1749, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Notes for Joshua SPRAGUE: The Joshua Sprague family was originally from Rhode Island. They moved to Sackville, Nova Scotia prior to the revolutionary war. With sentiment running against their support of the revolution, the family left Nova Scotia with nothing and settled in at Smithfield, Rhode Island, with a subsequent move to East Hoosac, Massachusetts.
DURING THE REVOLUTION: Joshua enlisted as a private, in Col. Archibald Crary's Regiment - 1776 Major, Col. Joab Stafford's Independent Co., Mass., fought at the battle of Bennington, Aug 16, 1777. Served nine months, Col. Diamond's Regiment, Fish Kill. Served with Capt. Ast Barnes 1st Co., Col. Israel Chapen's 3rd Regt.
POST REVOLUTION: Boat Builder, with sons William & Jonathan. Moved to Simrell's Ferry, Monongahela River. Moved to Marietta, Ohio 22 June, 1788. Awarded a contract to build a blockhouse at Campus Martius fort, built same with his two sons help. Brought rest of family there in 1789. Settled at Waterford Garrison, on the Muskingum River. The family helped build the blockhouses at Fort Frye. William & Jonathan cleared Seven acres around Waterford, farming there, during the wars with the Native Americans. Joshua owned a farm in Waterford Township until 1812. Infirmities forced him to live with his son Jonathan in Adams Township for his and his 2nd wife's (Abigail Wilbur) remaining years. Abigail's grave is beside Joshua's, at the family graveyard, Coal Run, Ohio. His descendants at the time of his death were 163.
18 Feb 2002 - On a field trip to Coal Run, I verified headstone dates at the Sprague family graveyard, across the river from Coal run, Ohio, on the old family farm. The graveyard is located on the road that runs along the Muskingum River, across the river from Coal Run, Ohio. Follow this road north several miles until the road takes a sharp left curve, and goes up a hill toward some railroad tracks. On the left, before the tracks, is an old barn, behind which, is the Sprague Cemetery. When you get to the entrance to the Sprague Cemetery, turn your back to the entrance, find the railroad tracks, and follow them until you see a small farm house next to the tracks, across the main road you turned off of to get to the cemetery. If you follow the road that runs to the farm house, Devol Cemetery is just to the right of it, about 100 feet away. More Spragues are buried there. In my photos folder, referenced on page two of this web page, youwill find a ,jpg file called "sprague cemetries". It is a map to the cemeteries.
Marriage Notes for Joshua SPRAGUE and Amey DARLING: second marriage to Abigail Wilbur, whose headstone rest beside his headstone at the Sprague Cemetery, across the Muskingum River from Coal Run, Ohio, on a farm once owned by the Spragues.
Children of Joshua SPRAGUE and Amey DARLING are:
i. Amey SPRAGUE,
She was born in May 1749, in place unknown.
ii. Elijah SPRAGUE :
He was born on February 02, 1750/51, in place unknown.
iii. Nancy SPRAGUE :
She was born on October 23, 1753, in place unknown.
Notes for Nancy SPRAGUE: She may have married an Emerson (David) from Morgan County, Ohio. A reference to them was found on the Muskingum County, Ohio Web page.
iv. Meribah SPRAGUE :
She was born on December 17, 1754, in place unknown.
v. William SPRAGUE :
He was born on January 03, 1756, in place unknown.
He died on September 01, 1826 in Washington County, Ohio. Burial: September 04, 1826, Devol Cemetery, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio.
Notes for William SPRAGUE: 18 Feb 2002, Trip to Devol Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio. It is on Muskingum River Road, beside the railroad tracks, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio, 1/4 mile north of the Sprague family cemetery.
vi. Twin Boys (James & Noname) SPRAGUE :
They were born in 1761, in place unknown.
vii. Frederick SPRAGUE :
He was born on October 17, 1762 in place unknown.
viii. Amey SPRAGUE :
She was born on November 12, 1763, in place unknown.
ix. D120. Jonathan SPRAGUE : He married (1) D121. Sabra SEAMANS 1792 in Smithfield Twp, Providence, Rhode Island; He married (2) Sussanah OWEN Unknown.
(See their information in their section above).
x. Nehemiah SPRAGUE :
He was born in 1770, in place unknown.
He died on February 02, 1811 in place unknown. Burial: February 1811, Devol Cemetery, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio.
xi. Wilbur SPRAGUE :
He was born in 1777 in place unknown.
 
He died on May 28, 1824, in Washington County, Ohio. Burial: May 30, 1824, Devol Cemetery, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio
He married Gertrude Holcroft, date Unknown, in place unknown. She died on April 26, 1855 in place unknown. Burial: April 29, 1855, Devol Cemetery, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio
Notes for Wilbur SPRAGUE: 18 Feb 2002, Trip to Washington County, Ohio. Verified information on the grave markers, Devol Cemetery, along the railroad tracks, off of Muskingum River Road, Coal Run, Washington County, Ohio, 1/4 mile north of the Sprague Family Graveyard.
D248. Daniel GAGE :
He was born on April 22, 1708, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
He died on September 24, 1775, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He was the son of D496. Daniel GAGE and D497. Martha BURBANK.
He married D249. Ruth KIMBALL on April 10, 1736, in place unknown..
 
D249. Ruth KIMBALL :
She was born on September 04, 1719, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She died on August 31, 1764, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
Notes for Ruth KIMBALL: There is a mention of a later marriage of Ruth Kimball Gage to a Ralph Hall, No date recorded. LDS Library.
Children of Daniel GAGE and Ruth KIMBALL are:
i. Rebecca GAGE :
She was born on June 12, 1737, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She married Edward KIMBALL Unknown.
ii. Joseph GAGE :
He was born on February 04, 1738/39, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He died in September 1758, in place unknown.
iii. Pierce GAGE :
He was born on March 29, 1741, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He died on July 14, 1821, in place unknown.
He married Mary BODWELL on November 13, 1764, in place unknown.
iv. Ruth GAGE :
She was born on June 10, 1743, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She married Thomas WYMAN on September 05, 1763, in place unknown.
v. Daniel GAGE :
He was born on September 08, 1745, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He married Elizabeth GREENOUGH on May 27, 1779, in place unknown.
vi. Abigail GAGE :
She was born on June 29, 1748, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She married Mr. HEATH Unknown.
vii. David GAGE :
He was born on August 09, 1750, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He died on April 26, 1827, in place unknown.
He married Elizabeth ATWOOD Unknown.
viii. D124.Abner GAGE : He married (1) D125.Susannah OBER He married (2) Nancy ROGERS Unknown.
ix. Mary GAGE :
She was born on December 27, 1756, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She married Amos EATON Unknown.
x. Martha GAGE :
She was born on June 11, 1758, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She died on September 29, 1847, in place unknown.
She married Eliphalet WOODWARD Unknown.
xi. Lydia GAGE :
She was born on December 05, 1760, in Pelham, New Hampshire.
She married Stephen WOODWARD Unknown.
 
 
Generation No. 9
 
D480. William SPRAGUE :
He was born on February 02, 1690/91, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
He died on October 20, 1778, in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Burial: October 24, 1778, Smithfield, Rhode Island.
He was the son of D960. Jonathan SPRAGUE and D961. Mehitable HOLBROOK.
He married D481. Alice BROWN on September 16, 1714, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
 
D481. Alice BROWN :
She was born on May 31, 1691 in place unknown.
Notes for William SPRAGUE: October 1720, Made a Freeman at Providence, R.H. 1728-31, Lieutenant, Providence City Militia. 1732, Captain, 1st Co. Smithfield 2nd Regt., Providence Cty Militia.
Aug 28, 1738-deeded 100 acres to son Nehemiah. Aug 31, 1738-deeded land to the Baptist meeting house. Dec 15, 1747-deeded 11 3/4 acres to daughter Sarah & husband (Stephen Sly).This land on both sides of Crookfall River. Dec 20, 1750-deeded 1/2 of Smithfield homestead, 1/2 of his easterly lands in Cumberland and 1/2 of the barn along the Pawtucket river to Joshua. Apr 20, 1768-deeded his homestead on the Pawtucket River to grandsons Nehemiah & Elias.
"For upwards of 100 years, the Spragues were prominent actors in the religious and political history of Smithfield, Rhode Island. # Second marriage to Mercy Walling. Compact Disc LDS # 11, PIN # 847289, shows two different second wife names, Mercy Wailing( Mar date 22 Aug 1744) and Mary Walling(Mar date 26 Aug 1744).
Marriage Notes for William SPRAGUE and Alice BROWN: LDS Library shows marriage place as Smithfield, providence, Rhode Island.
Spouse: William Sprague Disc #10 Pin #99437
Marriage: 16 Sep 1714 Place: of,Smithfield,Providence,RI
Submission Search: 451680-121699215754
Children of William SPRAGUE and Alice BROWN are:
i. Sarah SPRAGUE :
She was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
ii. Nehemiah SPRAGUE :
He was born on January 05, 1716/17, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
He married Mercy Brown on April 16, 1738, in Smithfield, Providence, RI. She was born in 1716, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.
iii. Alice SPRAGUE :
She was born on October 02, 1720, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
She died in February 1766, in Glouchester, Rhode Island.
iv. Samuel SPRAGUE :
He was born on September 12, 1724, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
v. Peter SPRAGUE,
He was born on September 19, 1726 in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Notes for Peter SPRAGUE: It is said his heart followed the seas.
vi. D240. Joshua SPRAGUE : He married (1) D241. Amey DARLING, he married (2) Abigail WILBUR Unknown. (See their information in their section above).
D496. Daniel GAGE :
He was born on March 12, 1675/76, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
He died on March 14, 1746/47, in place unknown.
He married D497. Martha BURBANK on March 09, 1696/97, in place unknown.
 
D497. Martha BURBANK :
She was born on February 22, 1678/79, in Rowley, Essex Cty, Massachusetts.
She died on September 08, 1741, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
Children of Daniel GAGE and Martha BURBANK are:
i. Mehitabel GAGE :
She was born on December 20, 1698, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She married Benjamin BARKER Unknown.
ii. Daniel GAGE, born 1701 in Bradford, Massachusetts.
 
Notes for Daniel GAGE: Description: *NOTE: This child may have been a twin who died in
infancy, Josiah was born the same year.
iii. Josiah GAGE
He was born on December 03, 1701, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
He died on July 18, 1775, in place unknown.
He married Rebecca MERRILL 1724 in place unknown.
iv. Martha GAGE :
She was born on April 07, 1703, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She married James WILSON Unknown.
v. Lydia GAGE,
She was born on May 24, 1705, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She married John Merrill, date unknown
More About John MERRILL and Lydia GAGE: Marriage: Unknown, 01
vi. Moses GAGE :
born May 01, 1706 in Bradford, Massachusetts.
He married Mary HASSELTINE 1733, in place unknown.
More About Moses GAGE and Mary HASSELTINE: Marriage: 1733, place unknown.
vii. D248.Daniel GAGE : He married D249. Ruth KIMBALL .
(See their information in their section above).
viii. Sarah GAGE,
She was born on February 19, 1708/09, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She died on November 20, 1736, in place unknown.
She married Edmund MUNDY in 1731, in place unknown.
ix. Jemiah GAGE :
He was born on December 02, 1711, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She married Richard KIMBALL in 1733, in place unknown.
 
x. Neomi GAGE :
She was born on February 25, 1713/14, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She died on January 22, 1759, in place unknown.
She married David HALL in 1737, in place unknown.
xi. Esther GAGE :
She was born on May 15, 1716, in Bradford, Massachusetts.
She married Jonathan CURRIER in 1739, in place unknown.
 
Generation No. 10
 
D960. Jonathan SPRAGUE :
He was born on May 28, 1648, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
He died on April 10, 1756, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
He was the son of D1920. William SPRAGUE and D1921. Millesaint EAMES.
He married D961. Mehitable HOLBROOK on July 20, 1670, in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
 
D961. Mehitable HOLBROOK :
She was born in 1659, in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
She died on October 29, 1719, in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Notes for Jonathan SPRAGUE: Description: ( One of a set of twins ) Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 2JVF-6N) 1671-72, Chosen recorder for Menden, Mass. 31 May 1681, Made a freeman of Providence, R.I. 1695, appointed to a committee to run the eastern boundary line of the colony. 1695-1714, Deputy to General Assembly from Providence, R.I. 1701-03, Justice of the Peace. 1703, Speaker of the House of Deputies. 1703, On a committee of three to draw up a plan to create a new Court of Common Pleas. 1705-12, Member of Town Council, Providence, R.I. 1706-07, Member of panel of six to run northern boundary of R.I. 1707, Clerk of the General Assembly. 1709, He & Maj. Jenckes appointed assistants to the northern boundary line commissioners. 1722-23, He wrote a long letter in reply to three ministers (John Danforth, Peter Thatcher and Joseph Belcher) from Massachusetts inquiring about the establishment of a Presbyterian church in their area, of which he and his fellow Baptists felt no need of. This letter was written "in most vigorous and unmistakable terms". Morgan Edwards in his account of the Baptists states that Mr. Sprague preached as an exhorter, but was not ordained.
Notes for Mehitable HOLBROOK: Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 2JVF-G2) Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 2JVF-G2)
Children of Jonathan SPRAGUE and Mehitable HOLBROOK are:
i. Jonathan SPRAGUE :
ii. Patience SPRAGUE ;
She married Mister JENCKES, Unknown.
iii. Joanna SPRAGUE :
She married John TEFFT, Unknown.
iv. Mary SPRAGUE :
She married Daniel BROWN, Unknown.
v. Persis SPRAGUE :
She married Ebenezer COOK, Unknown.
vi. D480.William SPRAGUE ; He married D481.Alice BROWN
(See their information in their section above).
 
Generation No. 11
 
D1920. William SPRAGUE :
He was born on October 26, 1609, in Dorset, Upway, England.
He died on October 26, 1675, in Hingham, Massachusetts. Burial: October 28, 1675, Hingham, Massachusetts.
He was the son of D3840. Edward SPRAGUE and D3841. Christiana HOLLAND.
He married D1921. Millesaint EAMES on May 26, 1635, in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
 
D1921. Millesaint EAMES :
She was born in1615, in St. George, Fordington, Dorset, England.
She died on February 08, 1694/95, in Hingham, Massachusetts. Burial: 1695, Hingham, Massachusetts.
Notes for William SPRAGUE: Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 73NL-VG) Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 73NL-VG) The names of Ralph, Richard & William Sprague stand at the head of the list of Settlers in the record of the first meeting of the inhabitants of Charlestown, (See Green's Narrative.) 1645, chosen one of seven "selectmen" to order the prudential affairs of the town. 1662, constable and collector of town rates. 19 Oct, 1675, the date of his last will & testament.
The narrative below appears in the book"Sprague Families in America".
William, Ralph & Richard came to Salem, Mass. in 1628, at the interest of the Massachusetts Bay Company, paying their own way. Richard died without issue. Ralph & William became the heads of long lines of descendants in America. Soon after their arrival, they were commissioned by Governor Endicott of Salem to explore the area called "Mishawum". This was an area between the Mystic & Charles rivers occupied by a Native American tribe called the "Alberginians", whom they wintered with and made friends among. At a place not too far from the village, they and a man named Mr. Bright, an engineer with the company, laid out the original grid for the town they named "Charlestown".
The Honorable Edward Everett, in his oration commemorative of the bicentennial of the arrival of Winthrop at Charlestown, in speaking of the Sprague's said "They are the founders of the settlement in this place, and were persons of character, substance & enterprise; excellent citizens; generous benefactors; and the heads of a very large and respectable family of descendants."
Hosea Sprague wrote in 1833 "The tombstones of Lieutenant Ralph & Captain Richard Sprague, the first settlers of Charlestown, remain to this day; the inscription, however, is obliterated by the dropping of water.
Other Sprague references as yet un researched: Spragues of Hingham, Hosea Sprague Frothingham's History of Charlestown Felt's annals of Salem (Mass) Hutchinson's history of Massachusetts Bradford's History of Massachusetts "Founding of Charlestown by the Sprague's, a glimpse of the beginnings of the Massachusetts Bay settlements", Henry Sprague, 1910, a pamphlet of 39 pages in which he concludes that the three brothers came with Governor Endicott aboard the ship "Abigail", which arrived at Salem, Massachusetts on September 6th, 1628.
Notes for Millesaint EAMES: Description: (From LDS Record # AFN: 2JVC-W1) Description: (From LDS Record # AFN: 2JVC-W1)
Marriage Notes for William SPRAGUE and Millesaint EAMES: Description: (From LDS Record # AFN: 2JVC-W1)
Children of William SPRAGUE and Millesaint EAMES are:
i. John SPRAGUE :
He was born on April 01, 1638, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
He died, date Unknown, in Mendon, Massachusetts.
He married Elizabeth HOLBROOK on December 13, 1666, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
ii. Samuel SPRAGUE :
He was born on May 24, 1640, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
He died in 1710, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
iii. Jonathan SPRAGUE :
He was born on March 20, 1641/42, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
He died on July 04, 1647, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
iv. Persis SPRAGUE :
She was born on November 12, 1643, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
She married John DOGGETT in 1763, in place unknown.
v. Joanna SPRAGUE :
She was born on December 16, 1644, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
She married Caleb CHURCH on December 16, 1667, in place unknown.
vi. D960. Jonathan SPRAGUE : He married D961. Mehitable HOLBROOK
(See their information in their section above).
( One of a set of twins -Anthony, below)
vii. Anthony SPRAGUE :
He was born on May 28, 1648, in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Notes for Anthony SPRAGUE: Description: ( One of a set of twins -Jonathan above)
viii. William SPRAGUE :
He was born on May 07, 1650, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
ix. Mary SPRAGUE :
She was born on April 25, 1652, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
She married Thomas KING, Date Unknown.
x. Hannah SPRAGUE She was born on February 25, 1654/55, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Notes for Hannah SPRAGUE: 63 Kelton, Dwight H., LL.D., "Sprague Family Items", (Montpelier, VT, October 20, 1894), Hannah Sprague was born February 25, 1654. This reference shows a different year for the birth of Hannah.
 
Generation No. 12
 
D3840. Edward SPRAGUE :
He was born in1577, in Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England.
He died on June 06, 1614, in Canterbury, Upway, Dorsetshire, England. Burial: October 13, 1614, St Lawrence Church, Upway, Dorset, England.
He married D3841. Christiana HOLLAND 1597 in Dorset, Upway, England
D3841. Christiana HOLLAND :
She was born in 1578, in Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England.
She died on March 25, 1651, in Upway, Dorset, England.
She was the daughter of John HOLLAND.
Notes for Edward SPRAGUE: Description: LDS # AFN: 8TGW-FD Description: LDS # AFN: 8TGW-FD Description: LDS # AFN: 8TGW-FD Edward Sprague was a "fuller" by trade. His fulling mill was still standing at the turn of the century (1900). He is buried in the church yard in Dorset. His will was discovered in the papers of Captain William Sprague who died in 1832. The will was published in the 2nd edition of Hosea Sprague's book entitled "The Genealogy of the Spragues of Hingham, Massachusetts". On a trip to McConnelsville, Ohio 1n Feb 1996, I consulted a book called "The Charles Leroy (Roy) Sprague Family" which is in the Kate Love Simpson Library genealogy section. Two descendants of Edward traced his roots by going to England. It seems that Edwards true parents are a mystery. Two possible immigration routes into Upway, England are discussed with no concrete conclusion as from whence he came. There seems no reason to continue looking for earlier roots until someone, somewhere finds solid papers to substantiate Edward's father. I will not attempt to transcribe any part of the above book. It is interesting to read if you get over that way.
From the Rootsweb.com Sprague Database: "The Sprague Family From Dorset, To Massachusetts & Gibraltar.", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent. Turbulent politics and religious strife were widespread in England as the reign of King Henry VIII came to an end in 1547. The subsequent decade did not improve as contenders for the throne vied for supremacy until Elizabeth I became queen. During this era, Tristram Sprague was baptized in 1550 in Fordington St. George Church, Dorchester, part of the Hundreds of Uggescomb which belonged to the Duchy of Cornwall. At that time the county of Dorset with its rolling green landscape of meadows and tillage was lush. Agriculture especially sheep and cattle thrived. It is believed that the Sprague family were by trade Fullers, so that the plentiful supply of fleece and local weaving enabled their business to flourish. Fulling is a craft going back to ancient times that is an essential part of finishing newly woven cloth. According to records there was a Mill situated on the banks of a stream drawn from the River Frome that ran through Dorchester in the vicinity of Fordington. It could be that this mill was used by the Sprague family for the purposes of Fulling. Also it is thought they lived nearby in a house on Mill Street (written about by Hardy as Mixen Lane.) According to a Census of 1641 a William Sprague lived in Mill Street. In 1575, Tristram married Elizabeth Colt of Puddletown. A son Edward was born in 1576. He grew to manhood in this prosperous atmosphere, and in 1595 Edward married Christian Holland and moved from Dorchester to live in Upway, near Weymouth. Their home was the "Mill House" situated near the River Wey, a small stream that worked the Mill for Fulling. (Note: The Mill House is still in existence and the village boasts the "Sprague Wishing Well", and a set of Bells given to the church nearby).
Joan Watkins, 1997 Since writing the foregoing saga base on the researches, etc. made by Mr. R. Macdonald circa 1965-72, and letters held by my mother, I have had further information and documentation from Richard E. Weber of USA on the Spragues. On the basis of Mr. Weber's documents and of my recent visits to the Dorchester Records office where I was able to examine micro-films and other details, I am now of the opinion that Tristram and Elizabeth were NOT the parents of Edward of Upway. Their lineage seems to be well defined in the Puddletown Records, with a succession of recorded baptisms each stating 'son or daughter of Tristram, but no mention of an "Edward". Very little is available for Fordington for that period. The only anomaly is the entry in both Fordington and Puddletown for the marriage of Tristram and Elizabeth, differing in dates (January - June 1575). It would seem to me that a John Spragg(ue) might have been the father, as that name features in so many future elder sons. A lot of the Dorchester records of that era no longer exist or are with the Ducy of Cornwall. Being unable myself to visit that office in London they cannot help me as at present they have no "personal name index". I have however made contact with the new owners of the Mill House in Upway (previously it was empty). They have recently bought the Freehold to the property and I am told that the documents go back to the sixteenth century. I hope one day to get to see them, but they are deposited with the Owners' Bank. I understand from them that there were two mills on the site, one for cloth and one for grain and the freehold was held by Merchants in London. The language and writing is in most cases rather obscure but perhaps further examination may give a clue as to when Edward became a lessee, etc. The claim put forward that Simon Sprague of Winsham, Chard was Edward of Upway's father differs from the extensive personal searches made by R. Macdonald. The only reference he records is from the "Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries", Vol. 2, Page 54: "Simon Sprake, Clothier of Winsham, Chard was a Creditor of Sergeant Leonard of the Parish of Fordington 1575." There is no mention of administering the estate or that he had a son Edward in Upway. It seems strange that Ralph and his brothers went to Fordington after their father Edward's death rather than contact the Chard family, and nothing further appears to have been mentioned of that area during that time. I have enclosed a copy of a map of Dorchester where R. Macdonald has annotated that a William Sprague was living in Mill Street in the Census of 1641. Also an overall map of Dorset and Somerset where the many variations of Sprake - Spragg were recorded as living in the sixteenth Century. I believe R. Macdonald visited as many of the sites as possible to check on any information
Continuing with Joan Watkins' history, dated 1992. In 1597 a daughter Alice was born followed in 1599/1600 by Ralph (Ralfe) and subsequently four more sons, namely, Edward, Richard, Christopher and William in 1610. As the 16th Century gave way to the 17th, so the County of Dorset's farming community enjoyed years of prosperity. The main elements being dairy products and the raising of sheep for their wool. It was recorded then that the County produced the largest number of shorn wool packs in England. Most of it was spun and woven in the rural areas, giving employment to the outlying farms. The products were also exported through Weymouth to the Continent particularly Brittany and Normandy. Edward did not enjoy robust health and in 1614 he died at an untimely age of 38/40, leaving his wife Christian to look after the 6 children all under the age of 21. A copy of Edward's Will, translated from Latin was found, in which after commending his soul to the Almighty God, he bequeathed "to the Poor of Upway 10s, to the Church of Upway 19s. Unto Ralph my eldest son, one of the oldest pair of shears in my shop and one lesser pair called the quarell..." To each of his sons and daughter he left 20 (pounds) and all the rest of his chattels to his widow Christian. In a memorandum he added that "if the Living doth fall unto Ralph, then upon his father's request, he (Ralph) promises that his mother Christian shall enjoy the Living until he be 21 years." The Will also included a complete inventory of chattels, which included four score sheep, forty-two lambs, one horse, seven kyne, 3 yearlings and one pig and 4 1/2 acres of corn. (NOTE: this story is continued in the notes for son, Ralph Sprague.) From Richard Fricke. Edward of Upway, Dorset Co., England was a fuller by trade. He married Christian of Alice. "Ancestral File - Ver 4.11" Edward Sprague (AFN:8TGW-FD) "History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater", by Nahum Mitchell. Ralph, Richard and William Sprague, were among the first comers and settlers in Massachusetts Colony in 1628. They were brothers, and settled at Charlestown, from whence William, the youngest, removed to Hingham. "The Brothers Ralph and William Sprague and Some of Their Descendants", from the April 1909 NEHGS Register, page 147. We know that Ralph and William Sprague were the sons of Edward Sprague, fuller, and his wife Christian, of Upway, county Dorset, England, as they are mentioned in his will, dated 16 June 1614. He had altogether six children, three of whom came to America. Of these three, only Ralph and William concern us. "The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical", American Historical Society, Inc., 1920, pages 400-402. William Sprague, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was a son of Edward Sprague, of Upway, Dorsetshire, England. Edward Sprague lived at Fordington, Dorsetshire, in early life, and was a fuller by trade. He married Christina, and died in 1614. His will was proved June 6, 1614, in the prerogative court at Canterbury, and copies of the document made at this time are still in possession of the family. Three of his sons, Ralph, Richard, and William came to America. In Prince's "Chronology" we find the following mention of the brothers: Among those who arrived at Naumkeag are Ralph Sprague, with his brothers Richard and William, who, with three or four more, were employed by Governor Endicott to explore and take possession of the country westward. They traveled through the woods to Charlestown, on a neck of land called Michawum, between Mystic and Charles rivers, full of Indians named Alberginians, with whom they made Peace." Ralph Sprague was about twenty-five years of age when he came to New England in 1631. Captain Richard Sprague commanded a company of the train band. On February 10, 1634, the order creating a Board of Selectmen was passed, and Richard and William Sprague signed it. Richard Sprague left no posterity. His sword which is named in his brother William's will, was extant in 1828. "American Families--Genealogies and Biographical Information from Most Authentic Sources Including Much Valuable Material Drawn from Hitherto Unpublished Family Records with Accurate Reproduction-- and Descriptions of Ancient Emblazonry Compiled by Masters of Genealogical and Heraldic Science", published by The American Historical Society, Inc., New York, 1921, pages 30-40. Edward Sprague lived in Upway (Upway), Dorsetshire, England, a small hamlet situated midway between Dorchester and Weymouth, the seaport, four miles from either town, and at the foot of the Ridgway Hill, where the River Way takes its rise. He was a fuller by trade, and it is claimed that his fulling mill of three hundred years ago has been but recently demolished. He possessed considerable property for his time, as his will and inventory show. That he was a man of quality, the preamble of his will bears testimony. Upway town records have been destroyed by fire since his time, so that many things of primary interest are unobtainable. The original will of Edward, probated Oct. 13, 1614, a few days after his death, requesting Ralph to "promise that his mother Christiana shall quietly enjoy the said living until he shall be one and twenty years of age," has been handed down, in fine preservation with writing distinct, to the present generation. The widow Christiana married John Corbin, of Upway. Wife's Notes "Ancestral File - Ver 4.11" Christiana Holland (AFN:8TGW-GK) From Sue Bates, correspondent. The original Will of Edward, probated Oct. 13, 1614, a few days after his death, requesting Ralph to "promise that his mother Christiana shall quietly enjoy the said living until he shall be one and twenty years of age," has been handed down, in fine preservation with writing distinct, to the present generation. The widow Christiana married John Corbin, of Upway.
Notes for Christiana HOLLAND: Description: (From LDS RECORD # AFN: 8TGW-GK Description: (LDS Record # AFN: 8TGW-GK)
Children of Edward SPRAGUE and Christiana HOLLAND are: i. Alice SPRAGUE, born 1597 in Fordington, England; 01; died May 03, 1668 in Tincleton, England; 01; married Richard EAMES June 05, 1615 in place unknown; Quality: 01.
Notes for Alice SPRAGUE: Sprague Database on Rootsweb.com has her born in Dorset, Upway county, England. Shows marriages to a Richard Eames,1615, John Holland, 1638.
More About Richard EAMES and Alice SPRAGUE: Marriage: June 05, 1615, place unknown; Quality: 01
ii. Edward SPRAGUE, born December 15, 1601 in Fordington, England; 01; died December 15, 1633 in 01 iii. Ralph SPRAGUE, born 1603 in Dorset, Upway, England; 01; died November 24, 1650 in Middlesex County, NJ; 01; married Joanna WARREN August 15, 1623 in Fordington, England; Quality: 01; born 1603 in 01; died February 24, 1678/79 in Woburn, Middlesex County, MA; 01.
Notes for Ralph SPRAGUE: Sprague database, Rootsweb.com has his birth date about 1599. Spouse: Joanna Warren (1603-1680) Marr: 15 Aug 1623, Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England.
More About Ralph SPRAGUE and Joanna WARREN: Marriage: August 15, 1623, Fordington, England; Quality: 01
iv. Richard SPRAGUE, born 1605 in Dorset, Upway, England; 01; died November 25, 1658 in Charlestown, Massachusetts; 01
Notes for Richard SPRAGUE: SPRAGUE, RICHARD, merchant, and one of the founders of Charlestown, Mass., where he was several years a selectman; from 1659 to 1666, was a representative; D. Nov. 25, 1668. (Young's Chronicles. Mass., P. 373.) Seems to be two different death years. Roots web says 1658.
v. Christopher SPRAGUE, born 1607 in Fordington, England; 01; died March 31, 1625 in Dorset, Upway, England; 01; married Ann GREY Unknown in Fordington, England; Quality: 01.
More About Christopher SPRAGUE: Burial: March 31, 1625, Dorset, Upway, England; Quality: 01
More About Christopher SPRAGUE and Ann GREY: Marriage: Unknown, Fordington, England; Quality: 01
1920 vi. William SPRAGUE, born October 26, 1609 in Dorset, Upway, England; 0; died October 26, 1675 in Hingham, Massachusetts; 0; married Millesaint EAMES May 26, 1635 in Charlestown, Massachusetts; Quality: 0.
At this point I will end further generations of my line.
 
Their remains a controversy as to whether Tristram Sprague, or Simon Sprague is the father of this last Edward Sprague. Below, please find the narrative on the research that has been conducted by several Sprague family researchers, regarding the fatherhood issue.
 
7680. Tristram SPRAGUE1, born 1550 in Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England; 01; died June 26, 1575 in Puddletown, Dorsetshire, England; 01. He married 7681. Elizabeth COLT Unknown in England; Quality: 0. 7681. Elizabeth COLT1, born 1554 in Puddletown, Dorsetshire, England; 01.
Notes for Tristram SPRAGUE: Description: From LDS Record # AFN: 8TGW-HQ Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 8TGW-HQ) "The Sprague Family From Dorset, To Massachusetts & Gibraltar.", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent. Turbulent politics and religious strife were widespread in England as the reign of King Henry VIII came to an end in 1547. The subsequent decade did not improve as contenders for the throne vied for supremacy until Elizabeth I became queen. During this era, Tristram Sprague was baptized in 1550 in Fordington St. George Church, Dorchester, part of the Hundreds of Uggescomb which belonged to the Duchy of Cornwall. At that time the county of Dorset with its rolling green landscape of meadows and tillage was lush. Agriculture especially sheep and cattle thrived. It is believed that the Sprague family were by trade Fullers, so that the plentiful supply of fleece and local weaving enabled their business to flourish. Fulling is a craft going back to ancient times that is an essential part of finishing newly woven cloth. According to records there was a Mill situated on the banks of a stream drawn from the River Frome that ran through Dorchester in the vicinity of Fordington. It could be that this mill was used by the Sprague family for the purposes of Fulling. Also it is thought they lived nearby in a house on Mill Street (written about by Hardy as Mixen Lane.) According to a Census of 1641 a William Sprague lived in Mill Street. In 1575, Tristram married Elizabeth Colt of Puddletown. A son Edward was born in 1576. He grew to manhood in this prosperous atmosphere, and in 1595 Edward married Christian Holland and moved from Dorchester to live in Upway, near Weymouth. Their home was the "Mill House" situated near the River Wey, a small stream that worked the Mill for Fulling. (Note: The Mill House is still in existence and the village boasts the "Sprague Wishing Well", and a set of Bells given to the church nearby).
Joan Watkins, 1997 Since writing the foregoing saga base on the researches, etc. made by Mr. R. Macdonald circa 1965-72, and letters held by my mother, I have had further information and documentation from Richard E. Weber of USA on the Spragues. On the basis of Mr. Weber's documents and of my recent visits to the Dorchester Records office where I was able to examine micro-films and other details, I am now of the opinion that Tristram and Elizabeth were NOT the parents of Edward of Upway. Their lineage seems to be well defined in the Puddletown Records, with a succession of recorded baptisms each stating 'son or daughter of Tristram, but no mention of an "Edward". Very little is available for Fordington for that period. The only anomaly is the entry in both Fordington and Puddletown for the marriage of Tristram and Elizabeth, differing in dates (January - June 1575). It would seem to me that a John Spragg(ue) might have been the father, as that name features in so many future elder sons. A lot of the Dorchester records of that era no longer exist or are with the Ducy of Cornwall. Being unable myself to visit that office in London they cannot help me as at present they have no "personal name index". I have however made contact with the new owners of the Mill House in Upway (previously it was empty). They have recently bought the Freehold to the property and I am told that the documents go back to the sixteenth century. I hope one day to get to see them, but they are deposited with the Owners' Bank. I understand, from them, that there were two mills on the site. One was for cloth, and one for grain, and the freehold was held by Merchants in London. The language and writing is in most cases rather obscure but perhaps further examination may give a clue as to when Edward became a lessee, etc. The claim put forward that Simon Sprague of Winsham, Chard was Edward of Upway's father differs from the extensive personal searches made by R. Macdonald. The only reference he records is from the "Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries", Vol. 2, Page 54: "Simon Sprake, Clothier of Winsham, Chard was a Creditor of Sergeant Leonard of the Parish of Fordington 1575." There is no mention of administering the estate or that he had a son Edward in Upway's. It seems strange that Ralph and his brothers went to Fordington after their father Edward's death rather than contact the Chard family, and nothing further appears to have been mentioned of that area during that time. I have enclosed a copy of a map of Dorchester where R. Macdonald has annotated that a William Sprague was living in Mill Street in the Census of 1641. Also, an overall map of Dorset, and Somerset, where the many variations of Sprake - Spragg were recorded as living in the sixteenth Century. I believe R. Macdonald visited as many of the sites as possible to check on any information
Notes for Elizabeth COLT: Description: (From LDS record # AFN: 8TGW-JW)
More About Tristram SPRAGUE and Elizabeth COLT: Marriage: Unknown, England; Quality: 0
Child of Tristram SPRAGUE and Elizabeth COLT is: 3840 i. Edward SPRAGUE, born 1577 in Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England; 0; died June 06, 1614 in Canterbury, Upway, Dorsetshire, England; 0; married Christiana HOLLAND 1597 in Dorset, Upway, England; Quality: 0.
7682. John HOLLAND1, born Abt. 1548 in Of, , England; 01.
Notes for John HOLLAND: Description: (LDS Record # AFN: QDDJ-PM)
Child of John HOLLAND is: 3841 i. Christiana HOLLAND, born 1578 in Fordington, St. George, Dorset, England; 0; died March 25, 1651 in Upway, Dorset, England; 0; married Edward SPRAGUE 1597 in Dorset, Upway, England; Quality: 0.
 
Endnotes  
 
This is the end of the genealogical record for David Harrison Davis
 
As of September 2005, Below, Please find the Genealogical Database for Flora Caroline (Urban) Davis
 
 Ancestors of Flora Caroline Urban
 
Generation No. 1
 
U1. Flora Caroline Urban,
She was born on July 16, 1951, in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty).
She was the daughter of U2. Donald Alvin URBAN and U3. Flora Conrad AVERA.
She married D1.David Harrison Davis on September 20, 1980, at the Gazebo, Park of Roses, Columbus, Ohio.
D1.David Harrison Davis :
He was born on January 03, 1947, in Logan, Hocking Co., Ohio.
He was the son of D2.Atlee Harrison Davis and D3.Louise Arnetta Hughes.
(See more information on David at the beginning of the Davis Genealogical record above).
 
Notes for Flora Caroline Urban:
She attended elementary school at Westview Elementary School, Zanesville, Ohio, until January 01, 1963.
She attended high school at Zanesville High School, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, until January 01, 1969, graduating with a diploma.
She attended, and graduated from the following colleges:
She attained a ASBA Degree in Medical Secretarial Science from Lees McCrae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina, January 01, 1971.
She attained a Business Administration, BSBA Degree, From Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1983.
She was an Assistant Den Leader, Den # 6, Pack # 74, CSA, Overbrook Presbyterian Church, North High Street, Columbus, Ohio for five years.
 
Generation No. 2
 
U2. Donald Alvin URBAN :
 
He was born on June 14, 1914, in Perry Township, Muskingum Cty, Ohio.
He died on August 26, 2002, in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Burial: August 29, 2002, St. Paul Cemetery, Sonora, Ohio Christening: Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty).
He was the son of U4. Franklin Pierce URBAN and U5. Lelia Maybel LIGHTHIZER.
He married U3. Flora Conrad AVERA in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Notes for Donald Alvin URBAN: Attended Muskingum College for one year, transferred to Ohio State University, Graduated Ohio State Medical College, Retired physician & surgeon practicing in Zanesville, Ohio for several decades. He was on staff at Good Samaritan & Bethesda hospitals in Zanesville, Ohio. Dr. Urban was on the staff of the Nuremburg War Trials after World War II.
 
U3. Flora Conrad AVERA :
She was born on March 31, 1921 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
She was the daughter of U6. John William AVERA and U7. Mildred WATKINS.
She died on December 6, 2005, at Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.
She was buried at St. Paul's Cemetery, Sonora, Muskingum County, Ohio, on December 10, 2005.
 
 
 
 
Generation No. 3
 
U4. Franklin Pierce URBAN :
He was born on October 10, 1874, in Perry Township, Muskingum Cty, Ohio.
He died on June 22, 1919, in Perry Township, Muskingum Cty, Ohio. Burial: June 24, 1919, St Paul's cemetery, Sonora, Ohio.
He was the son of U8. Charles Henry URBAN and U9. Susan HANDSHY.
He married U5. Lelia Maybel LIGHTHIZER in1910, in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty).
 
U5. Lelia Maybel LIGHTHIZER :
She was born on October 11, 1886 in Meigsville Township, Ohio (Morgan Cty).
She died on January 26, 1968, in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty). Burial: January 29, 1968, St Paul's cemetery, Sonora, Ohio.
She was the daughter of U10. Tillman S LIGHTHIZER and U11. Ida a COUNSIL.
 
Generation No. 4
 
U8. Charles Henry URBAN :
He was born in 1835, in Sax-Weimar, Germany.
He died in 1916, in Perry Township, Muskingum Cty, Ohio. Burial: 1916, St Paul's cemetery, Sonora, Ohio, East of Zanesville, Ohio.
He was the son of U16. ANDREAS URBAN, and U17. Christiane GERLER.
He married U9. Susan HANDSHY, date Unknown.
 
 
 
U9. Susan HANDSHY :
She was born in1837.
She died in 1937, in Perry Township, Muskingum Cty, Ohio. Burial: 1937, St. Paul Cemetery, Sonora, Muskingum County, Ohio.
Child of Charles URBAN and Susan HANDSHY is:
i. U4. Franklin Pierce URBAN : He married U5.Lelia Maybel LIGHTHIZER.
(See their information in their section above).
U10. Tillman S LIGHTHIZER :
He was born on December 24, 1862, in Morgan County, Ohio.
He died on May 16, 1947, in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty). Cause of death, Sarcoma W/ Metastasis and chronic myocarditis, from death certificate. Burial: May 19, 1947, St Paul's cemetery, Sonora, Ohio.
He was the son of U20. Theophilus Henry LIGHTHIZER, and U21. Olive HOYT.
He married U11. Ida a COUNSIL on October 02, 1884, in McConnelsville, Ohio (Morgan Cty).
 
U11. Ida a COUNSIL :
She died on January 15, 1929, in Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum Cty). Burial: January 20, 1929, St Paul's cemetery, Sonora, Ohio.
She was the daughter of U22. William J Counsil, and U23. Sarah M?
Child of Tillman LIGHTHIZER and Ida COUNSIL is:
i. U5. Lelia Maybel LIGHTHIZER : She married U4. Franklin Pierce URBAN.
(See their information in their section above).
U12. David Sander AVERA:
He married U13. Caroline ALLEN, date Unknown, in place unknown.
Child of David AVERA and Caroline ALLEN is:
i. U6 John William AVERA : He married U7.Mildred WATKINS.
 
 
U14. William WATKINs :
He married U15. Emma LAUGHENAUR, date Unknown, in place unknown.
Child of William WATKINS and Emma LAUGHENAUR is:
i. U7.Mildred WATKINS :
She married U6. John William AVERA on September 22, 1942, in place unknown.
(See their information in their section above).
 
Generation No. 5
 
U16. ANDREAS URBAN :
He married U17. Christiane GERLER, Date .
Child of ANDREAS URBAN and Christiane GERLER is:
i. U8. Charles Henry URBAN : He married U9. Susan HANDSHY.
(See their information in their section above).
U20. Theophilus Henry LIGHTHIZER : (Headstone Photo in picture file)
He was born in 1829, in Morgan County, Ohio. (Headstone says 1831).
He died on December 24, 1903, in Meigsville Township, Ohio (Morgan Cty). Cause of death, Bright's Disease, death certificate from Morgan County, Ohio. Theophilus was a farmer by trade. Burial in December 1903, Salem Cemetery, Morgan County, Ohio.
He was the son of U40. William LIGHTHIZER and U41. Rachel JONES.
He married U21. Olive HOYT August 08, 1851 in McConnelsville, Ohio (Morgan Cty).
U21. Olive HOYT :
She was born on September 17, 1831, in Morgan County, Ohio. (Headstone says 1832).
She died on February 27, 1913, in Meigsville Township, Ohio (Morgan Cty). Her cause of death was carcinoma , death certificate, Morgan County, Ohio. Olive was a homemaker. Burial: February 28, 1913, Salem Cemetery, Morgan County, Ohio.
She was the daughter of U42. William HOYT, and U43. Henrietta KNOX.
LDS database shows different date for wedding of Theophilus and Olive. I will use the date from other records until it can be verified. PAGE Batch #: 7208325, Sheet #: 30, Source Call #: 0820276 2 DATE 12 Jun 1851 2 PLACE Morgan, Ohio
Child of Theophilus LIGHTHIZER and Olive HOYT is
i. William F LIGHTHIZER : (Headstone Photo in picture file)
He was born on May 19,1854, in Morgan County, Ohio.
He died on July, 27, 1902, place unknown.
He is buried at Salem Cemetery, Morgan County, Ohio.
He had a wife named Ann Unknown, born July 19, 1848, place unknown. No burial date on the headstone.
Notes for William F LIGHTHIZER: Found William F listed in the 1860 Morgan County census book at the State of Ohio Library 65 S. Front St. Columbus, Ohio.
ii. U10.Tillman S LIGHTHIZER : He married U11. Ida a COUNSIL.
(See their information in their section above).
iii. Samuel Robert LIGHTHIZER :
He was born in 1868, in Morgan County, Ohio.
He died in 1938, in place unknown.
He married Clementine Della SPENCER, date unknown.
 
U22. William J Counsil :
He was born in 1830, place unknown. He died in 1909, place unknown.
He is buried at Salem Cemetery, Morgan, County, Ohio.
He married U23. Sarah M?, in place unknown.
U23. Sarah M? :
She was born on November 7, 1833.
She died on January 1, 1897, place unknown.
She is buried at Salem Cemetery, Morgan, County, Ohio.
Child of William COUNSIL, and Sarah M? is:
i. U11. Ida a COUNSIL : She married U10. Tillman S LIGHTHIZER.
(See their information in their section above).
 
Generation No. 6
 
U40. William LIGHTHIZER :
He was born on December 14, 1806, in Maryland.
He died on March 20, 1879, in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.
He was the son of U80. Henry LIGHTHIZER, and U81. Sarah FOUNTZ.
He married U41. Rachel JONES on September 15, 1829, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Notes for William LIGHTHIZER: Occupation was train engineer.
U41. Rachel JONES :
She was born in 1810, in Pennsylvania.
Children of William LIGHTHIZER and Rachel JONES are:
i. Frances M LIGHTHIZER :
ii. Lydia S LIGHTHIZER :
iii. Margaret A LIGHTHIZER :
iv. Rachel LIGHTHIZER :
v. U20. Theophilus Henry LIGHTHIZER : He married U21. Olive HOYT.
(See their information in their section above).
vi. Sarah LIGHTHIZER :
She was born in 1832, place unknown.
vii. Elizabeth LIGHTHIZER :
She was born in 1834,place unknown.
 viii. William S LIGHTHIZER :
He was born in 1836, place unknown.
ix. Mary Ellen LIGHTHIZER :
She was born in 1838, in Jacobsberg, Belmont County, Ohio.
x. Stephen LIGHTHIZER :
He was born in 1840, place unknown.
xi. Harriet M LIGHTHIZER :
She was born in 1843,place unknown.
xii. Esther LIGHTHIZER :
She was born in 1845,place unknown.
xiii. Joseph A LIGHTHIZER :
He was born in 1849, place unknown.
U42. William HOYT :
He was born on March 29, 1801, in State of New Hampshire.
He died on August 19, 1866, in McConnelsville, Ohio (Morgan Cty). Burial: August 1866, Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County, Ohio.
He was the son of U84. Nicholas Smith HOYT, and U85. Olive BROWN.
He married U43. Henrietta KNOX on July 12, 1821, in Morgan County, Ohio.
 
U43. Henrietta KNOX : (Headstone Photo in picture file)
She was born on September 15, 1803, (headstone inscription), in State of New Hampshire.
She died on December 8, 1891, in McConnelsville, Ohio (Morgan Cty). Burial: 1891, at Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County, Ohio. She is buried beside her second husband, John Kinkead.
Notes for Henrietta KNOX: An obituary in the McConnelsville Herald 1891 has her birth state as Delaware. Source Urban family records 1998. Notes found in the McConnelsville Herald in 1891 suggest that after she was widowed by William, she married John Kinkead and was the mother of five children in total. There is a conflict as to whether she was born in New Hampshire or Delaware.
Children of William HOYT and Henrietta KNOX are:
i. Elizabeth HOYT :
ii. Mary Jane HOYT :
She married Thomas ATKINSON.
iii. Tillman K HOYT :
He was born in 1822, place unknown.
He died in 1904, place unknown.
He married (1) Sarah W BAILEY; born in 1823 in 0; she died in1845, place unknown. He married (2) Violetta BURKHEIMER; born in 1828 place unknown. She died in 1889, place unknown. He married (3) Mary L LAWRENCE; born in 1835, place unknown. died in 1922, place unknown.
iv. Henrietta HOYT :
She was born in 1825, place unknown.
She died in 1911, place unknown.
She married Reuben R PARMETER; place unknown. He was born in 1820, place unknown. He died in 1898, place unknown.
v. U21. Olive HOYT : She married U20. Theophilus Henry LIGHTHIZER.
(See their information in their section above).
vi. Francis M HOYT :
He was born in 1835, place unknown.
He died in 1922, place unknown.
He married Elizabeth McDANIEL on April 07, 1857, in Morgan County, Ohio. She was born in 1838, place unknown. She died in 1926 place unknown.
 
Generation No. 7
 
U80. Henry LIGHTHIZER :
He was born in 1780, in Maryland.
He was the son of U160. Henry LIGHTHIZER.
He married U81. Sarah FOUNTZ, in November 1806, in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
U81. Sarah FOUNTZ :
No data available.
 
Children of Henry LIGHTHIZER and Sarah FOUNTZ are:
i. U40. William LIGHTHIZER : He married U41. Rachel JONES
(See their information in their section above).
ii. Henry (JR) LIGHTHIZER :
He was born on November 15, 1812, in Maryland.
iii. Samuel Francis LIGHTHIZER.
He was born on August 06, 1814, in Maryland.
iv. Robert LIGHTHIZER :
He was born on February 06, 1829, place unknown.
U84. Nicholas Smith HOYT : (Headstone Photo in picture file)
He was born on June 14, 1762, (headstone says 1763), in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.
He died on May 25, 1834, in Morgan County, Ohio. Burial: Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County, Ohio.
He was the son of U168. William HOYT and U169. Sarah SMITH.
He married U85. Olive BROWN, on June 03, 1788 in Conway, NH.
Notes for Nicholas Smith HOYT: There is confusion on whether Nicolas was born in 1762 or 1763. Was a private in Captain Butler's Company, Colonel Bartlett's NH Regiment. 9 months-22 days -1780. Pensioned on roll "O" 4 Mar 1831. Certificate # S2618 19 Oct 1832, Reference Book D, Vol 2, Page 133. He appeared before common pleas court, Morgan County, on 19 Jul 1832, he a resident of Centre Township, aged 69 years. Stated he enlisted in the army with a man named Brown,1781, was marched to Exeter, and sent to Gallows Hill, N, where the army was then encamped. Joined Colonel Scammels regiment, Captain Farewell's company. Major Morrill was attached to the regiment, which was the 2nd regiment of the NH line. He states he was born Exeter, 1762-3. He was living in Deerfield Township, Rockingham County, NH at the time of enlistment. He lived two years, same location, after end of war, moved to Kennebunk, York Co. , ME. Then one year again in Deerfield, NH. Moved to Conway, NH, two years, two years in PA at the forks of the York River, then 21 years at Waterford, Washington County, Ohio, then 17 years at his current location in Centre Township, Morgan County, Ohio. He hereby relinquishes any claims whatever to any pensions or annuities except the present one, and declares he is not on the pension rolls in any agency in any other state. Signed Nicholas Hoit. Proven and accepted by the Common Pleas Court of Morgan County, Ohio, 19th day of July , 1832. Perley B. Johnson, Clerk
Wednesday, Oct 15, it was satisfactorily proven to the Morgan County Court, in open session, by the oaths of Judiah Higgins and James Heeley, that Nicholas Hoit, of said county, died on the 25th day of May, 1834. That Mary Hoit was the wife of Nicholas Hoit at the time of his death and is now his surviving widow, and that said Nicholas Hoit was, at the time of his death, a pensioner of the United States. Paid up Pension was granted to the widow, Mary Hoyt, on April 9, 1835. Soldier 1ST married in Conway, NH, 3 June 1788, to Olive Brown, by Nathan Potter, Clergy. Olive was the daughter of James Luke Brown, who died in Muskingum County, Ohio. Mr Hoyt(Hoit) 2nd married Mary Morris, Morgan County, Ohio, by Mahlon Wilson, Justice of Peace, Book A-P 200. 3 children, William, Amasa and Alvey.
Transcribed from D.A.R. Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Roster III, Page 178.
U85. Olive BROWN :
She was the daughter of 170. James Luke BROWN.
Marriage Notes for Nicholas HOYT and Olive BROWN: Description: Married by Nathan Potter, Clergyman.
Children of Nicholas HOYT and Olive BROWN are:
i. U42. William HOYT : He married U43. Henrietta Knox.
(See their information in their section above).
ii. Alvey HOYT :
He was born in 1805, in Morgan County, Ohio.
He married Hannah McKINLEY on December 23, 1821, in Morgan County, Ohio.
iii. Amasa HOYT, born Unknown, died unknown.
 
Generation No. 8
 
U160. Henry LIGHTHIZER :
He was born in 1760, in Hesse, Germany. No information on spouse at this time.
Child of Henry LIGHTHIZER is:
i. U80. Henry LIGHTHIZER, born 1780 in Maryland; 0; He married U81. Sarah FOUNTZ.
(See their information in their section above).
U168. William HOYT :
He married U169. Sarah SMITH.
U169. Sarah SMITH :
No data available at this time.
Child of William HOYT and Sarah SMITH is:
i. U84. Nicholas Smith HOYT :He married (1) U85. Olive BROWN. He married (2) Mary MORRIS on January 19, 1832, in Morgan County, Ohio.
(See their information in their section above).
 
U170. James Luke BROWN :
He died, date unknown, in Morgan County, Ohio.
Child of James Luke BROWN is:
i. U85. Olive BROWN : She married U84. Nicholas Smith HOYT.
(See their information in their section above).
 
Endnotes
 
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