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Desc. report: James English (1811-1886) of the Darke Co., Ohio
migration: Co Antrim, Ireland to Charleston SC to Green Co. TN to Springsboro, OH to Darke Co. OH
James English Of Darke Co., Ohio
Son of William and Mary Jane English
Compiled by Marilyn Lindemann,
granddaughter of Thomas Otto &
Pearl Adele (Backus) English
English Family Home
James English (b.1811)
English Family Home
James English (b. 1811)

James English, 4th child and 2nd son of William English and Mary Jane Davidson English, was born Nov. 21, 1811 in County Antrim, Ireland and emigrated to America with his family the following year. The family lived in Charleston, S.C. for 1 year and then moved to Green County, TN. About 1815 they moved to the area of Springboro, OH. where James' mother, Mary Jane, died. In 1823 William English purchased land in Darke County, OH. where he developed a farm and orchard and later on a tile mill. In later years he divided the land between his three sons and made his home with James and his family who occupied the 12 room home William had built for his family. That home, in Versailles, OH., is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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James English b. Nov. 21, 1811 County Antrim Ireland d.Nov. 4, 1886 Wayne Twp., Darke Co. OH. buried English Cemetery, Darke Co., OH. m. Nov. 17,1836

Spouse- Lucretia Elizabeth Russell b. Oct. 12, 1812 Oxford, Granville Co, NC. d. Nov. 15, 1906 Wayne Twp., Darke Co., OH. buried Old English Cemetery Darke Co., OH. d/o William Russell and Anna Mary (nee) Russell


1. Mary Jane b. Aug.12,1837 d. 1923 m. Stephen Long

2. Margaret Ann b. July 10,1839 d. Nov. 6,1864 Darke Co. OH

3. Porter b. May 13,1841 d. Dec. 17, 1911 m. Mary Ann Metzcar

4. Martha b. Aug. 11,1843 d. Nov. 30, 1919 Darke Co. OH

5. William Gordon b. Aug. 24,1845 d. Sept. 16,1849

6. Jeanette b. Jan. 27,1848 m. James Maus

7. Lucretia b. Aug. 4,1850 m. May 5, 1868 James T. Young

8. James Calvin b. Aug. 22,1852 d. Mar. 25,1906 Darke Co. OH

9. John Carey b. July 17,1854 d. July 12,1928 m. Elizabeth Murphy

Porter English (b.1841)
Mary Ann (Metzcar) English
Porter English (b. 1841)
Mary Ann (Metzcar) English
Porter English, 3rd child and 1st son of James and Lucretia Russell English, was born May 13,1841 in Wayne Twp. Darke Co. OH.

He served in the Civil War as a Pvt. Co.F, 152 Reg. OH (NG) in May and June of 1864 and as a Pvt. Co.F, 78 Reg. OH (Volunteers) from 9-24-1864 to 6-3-1865. He suffered the effects of bad food, water, weather and living conditions, which effects were with him the rest of his life. (from Military Record Info.)

Porter was married to Mary Ann (Molly) Metzcar Sept. 13,1866. They lived in Darke Co. OH, where all of their children were born, until sometime around 1900 at which time they moved to Barry Co. MI. As was often the sad story of the times, Mary Ann's Bible lists 5 children who died at or from days to a few months after birth, including a set of twin boys. Four children grew to adulthood. Porter and Mary Ann are both buried at Fuller Cemetery, Hastings, Barry Co., MI. about 1/2 mile from where they lived. Many descendants are also buried at this cemetery.

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Porter English- b. May 13,1841 Darke Co. OH. d. Dec.17,1911 Barry Co., MI. buried Fuller Cemetery, Barry Co. MI m. Sept. 13, 1866

Spouse- Mary Ann (Molly) Metzcar b. Aug.1,1844 d. June 18, 1922 Piqua, OH. buried Fuller Cemetery, Barry Co. MI. d/o Jacob Metzcar Jr. and Elizabeth Puterbaugh Metzcar.

1. Warren Warfield b. Nov. 1,1876 d. June 25, 1967 m. Olive Rozanne Stocksdale

2. Mary Ann ( Anna/Annie) b. Nov. 30,1878 d. Dec. 3,1928 m. (1) Alonzo Humrichouse (2) Arthur Garfield Fliney (3)Charles Bard

3. James Monroe b. Nov. 11,1882 d. Traverse City, MI

4. Thomas Otto b. Mar. 5,1891 Versailles, Darke Co. OH d. July 14,1958 Eaton Co. MI. buried Deepdale Cemetery, Lansing, Eaton Co. MI m. Pearl Adele Backus

Porter English in later years
Mary Ann (Metzcar) English
Porter English in later years
Mary Ann (Metzcar) English
  Porter English Family  
Porter English Family
Standing across the back- James Monroe (probably), Mary Ann (Anna), Porter,
Mary Ann (Molly), Thomas. Being held by Porter- Could be one of Warren and Ollie's children or Anna's Orland Humrichouse. Seated Group- All of the children are probably Warren and Ollie's. I can't put names with them. adult-Warren, adult- Olive Rozanne (Ollie)
More about Warren Warfield English-
Warren Warfield English- b. Nov.1, 1876 Darke Co. OH d. June 25, 1967 Grand Rapids, MI
Spouse- Olive Rozanne Stocksdale d. June 22,1957 Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin, Myrtle, Florence, Bernice, Gertrude, Norma,
Harold (Dorothy lived for a few days after birth)

More about Mary Ann English-
Mary Ann English- b. Dec. 30,1878 d. Dec. 3,1928 Detroit, MI Spouse #1-Alonzo Humrichouse

Orland Warfield b. Aug. 18,1899 Versailles, OH d. Aug. 30, 1999 near Indianapolis, IN m. Iris Altizer

Spouse #2-Arthur Garfield Fliney b. Oc t. 1881 d.June 1, 1919, Piqua, OH

1. Francis Merlin b. June 13, 1903
2. Jasper English b. Dec. 15,1906 d. Sept. 1985
3. Flossie L. (aka Bessie Mary Ann) b. Feb. 5,1908
4. Thomas Franklin b.July 30,1910

Spouse #3- Charles Bard
Thomas Otto English & Pearl Adele Backus
Thomas Otto English & Pearl Adele Backus
before they married
More about Thomas Otto English-
Thomas English, 4th living child and 3rd living son of Porter and Mary Ann Metzcar English, was born March 5, 1891 in Versailles, OH. When he was still a young boy, the family moved to Barry Co., MI. where Thomas went to school with and lived across the road from the young lady who later became his wife, Pearl Adele Backus. Thomas and Pearl spent the first few years of their married life with their 3 young boys in the Hastings, Barry Co., MI area. When it became necessary for Thomas to find work other than the farming he had been doing, the family moved to Lansing, Ingham Co. MI.

More about Thomas Otto English-
Thomas Otto English b. Mar. 5,1891 Versailles, OH d. July 14, 1958 Lansing, Eaton Co. MI. buried Deepdale Cemetery, Lansing, Eaton Co., MI. m. Sept. 8,1910

Spouse- Pearl Adele Backus b. Mar. 3,1893 Lake Odessa, Ionia Co. MI.. Pearl is the daughter of Marsena Walter Backus & Ida Mae Crawford. She d. Nov. 22,1982 Hastings, Barry Co. MI.;
buried Deepdale Cemetery, Lansing, Eaton Co.MI

1.Voyle LaVern b. Aug. 16,1911 d. June 19,1999 m. Aug. 31,
Spouse#1- Marjorie Katherine Miller
Spouse#2- Lucille Pierce
Spouse#3- Ethel Price

2.Loyle Vivern b. Oct. 6,1912 d. June, 28,1995
Spouse#1- Martha Bostader
Spouse#2- Eva Etta Newman

3.Ernest Ellwood b.Nov. 28,1913 d. Nov. 28,1994
Spouse- Margaret Ella McGuire

Thomas Otto English Family
Thomas Otto English Family
Thomas, Voyle, Loyle, and Pearl, with Ernest in the front middle.
Family Report compiled by Marilyn Lindemann

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