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Notes for Alpheus Gerrard

The Family of John Gerrard & Leah Busick

1840 census Union Twp., Madison Co., OH page 38
John Garard
1 male 70-80 (Leah's father??)
1 male 30-40 (John, age 35)
2 males 15-20 (?? & ??)
1 male 5-10 (Alphus, age 7)
2 males under 5 (James & John, age 1)
2 females 30-40 (Leah, age 34 & ??)
1 female 5-10 (Amanda, age 5)
1 female under 5 (Mahettable, age 4)

1850 Somerfield, Madison Co., OH August 6, 1850 page 169b
John Gerrard, age 45, farmer, b. OH
Leah, age 44, b. OH
Alphus, age 17, farmer, b. OH
Amanda, age 15, b. OH
Mahettable, age 14, b. OH
James M., age 11, b. OH
John P., age 11, b. OH
Benjamin, age 8, b. OH
Jacob, age 6, b. OH
Ellen, age 4, b. OH
Joseph, 2, b. OH

1860 census Albany, Gentry Co., Missouri
Alphius Girard, age 25, Surveyer, b. Ohio
Boarder with several other young men in the household of William & Susannah Grantham & family

1870 census Pine Grove Twp., Esmerelda, NV page 90B
Annie Burke, age 35, keeping house, b. Ireland
Edward Burke, age 4, b. California
Alfred Gerard, age 35, hotel keeper, b. IL

1875 state census, Esmeralda County, Nevada
A. Garrard, age 43, male, white, Born Ohio, Occupation, Civil Engineer
A. Garrard, age 37, female, white, housewife, b. Ireland
E. Garrard, age 10, male, white, b. California, mother of foreign birth
D. Maxie, age 41, male, miner, b. Pennsylvania, father & mother both of foreign birth

1880 United States Census Aurora, Esmeralda, Nevada Page Number 111A
A. GARRARD Self M Male W 44 OH Civil Engineer MA MA
... GARRARD Adopted Dau S Female W 9 NV --- ---

1900 census Antelope Twp, Mono Co., California
Alpheus Gearrard, Boarder, Sept 1831, age 68, divorced, OH/KY/MD, C.E. and Mining Engineer

1910 census Hawthorne, Esmerelda Co., NV
Household #361
Alphus Gerrard, age 80, widowed, OH/KY/MD, Surveyor, mining

----- Original Message -----
From: Danni Hopkins
To: Kari Northup
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 11:57 AM
Subject: Gerrard

Kari, by now you should have heard from Roy. I thought he would get to your right away. I am going to try to answer some of your questions. This first I am putting down is a little that was writtine in the Gerard book for John R. and Leah Busick
John served in the Ohio Militia. He and Leah were living in Madison Co., OH. in the 1840 and 1850 census. About 1853 the family moved to Vermilion Co.,Il., where their youngest child, George, was born. On the 1860 census Leah's name is listed as Sarah. The names of their children were taken from these census records.
A family story says John was a Colonel in the Cicil War serving with his son, Jacob from 1861 to 1865. The story also says Leah may have been born in England yet Ohio is listed on the census records. Various spellins have been found of Leah's surname: Bujic, Busie, Benzic, Buzick, and Benzie. Leah's death record in the Vermilion Co. Clerk's Office gives her date of death as listed and age at death as 72y 11m 6d. this makes her date of brith different than what appears on the Family Group Sheets in Warren Co. Ohio. There is no tombstone inscription for Leah. The tombstone inscription found in the Vermilion Co. Cemtery Records, 20 Feb 1863, is not correct for John, as John and Leah sold land 11 Nov 1867, DB18, p. 104. John signed his name and Leah made her mark.
Alpheus; He was a civil and mining engineer. He went west in 1862 and settled in Nevada. He was elected to the State Senate in 1872 where he served four years and he also was elected to the State Assembyl two terms, in 1888 and 1896. He and his wife had no children. (No name for his wife or when he died)
Amanda Nothing more for her or her husband.
James; James appeared on the 1850 census with his parents but does not appear on the 1860 census. It is thought that James is the twin who died before reaching adulthood, as found on the family group sheet in the Warren Co. Ohio Genealogical Library.
Benjamin; I had no time of his death and book just says the name of the children were taken from the 1880 census and a biographical album of Vermilion Co., Il. so sounds like they stopped off in Il. before going to Ia.
Jacob; d. jul 5, 1863 Chickamauga, Georgia. He died of wounds he received in a battle of the War Between the States. Infor from Adjutant General's Report of the Illinois Twenty-Fifth Infantry, page 330
Joseph; d. May 15, 1928, Vermilion Co., Il. (I don't have the name of his children but have his wife as Mary E. Gritton m. sep 3, 1868 Vermilion Co., Il. and the lived in Danville, Il. His death date came from a family group sheet at Warren Co., Oh. geneaology society)
Lucy; All I have for her and Bruce E. Douglas is that they moved to Riverside, Ca.
As for the pages of the book. I don't have a flat bed scanner and if I took the book apart I wouldn't be able to get it back together again. I might be able to punch holes and put it in a binder. I haven't checked what you had on your page to the book yet but will get there. I am still trying to get caught up on everything from when I took off for Illinois.