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Melanie Mueller





My Darke County connections are as follows:
Marjorie Eileen BARNES;b. June 5, 1923, Bellvernon Avenue, Greenville, Darke,
Ohio;d.July 1, 1997, Huber Heights, Montgomery, Ohio. Married Frank Joseph MUELLER; b.
September 21, 1919, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio; d. May 21, 1989, St. Paris, Champaign,
Ohio. These were my parents.
Maternal Grandparents:
Willard Lowell BARNES; b. August 20, 1903, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio; d. July 13, 1971.
Married Helen Blanche GARLAND; b. April 24, 1901, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. I
don't remember my grandfather, but I loved my grandmother dearly. She was a sweet and
wonderful woman.
Helen's parents:
Donald GARLAND; b. May 16, 1881, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio; d. October 19, 1903,
Bradford, Darke, Ohio. Married Susan Matilda Richardson; b. March 1882, Painters
Creek, Darke, Ohio; d. April 1974, Greenville, Darke, Ohio. I remember her from my
childhood, and have many special memories of her.
Donald's parents:
Hymus Jackson GARLAND; b. 1850, Bedford County, Pa; d. November 23, 1934, Greenville,
Darke, Ohio. Married Margaret Hyde, b. 1846, Greenville, Darke, Ohio; d. 1928,
Greenville, Darke, Ohio.
Susan Richardson's parents:
Albert Richardson, b. 186? Jay County, Indiana; d. 1926, Darke, Ohio. Married Rachel
Byers; b. 1861, Greenville, Darke, Ohio; d. August 31, 1946.
Margaret Hyde's parents were:
Daniel Hyde; b. (the memory is failing), Darke County, Ohio, d. ?? ( don't know this
one). Married Christena Mikesell. The Mikesell line is everywhere, although I don't
have names off the top of my head.
Daniel's parents were:
Obadiah Hyde; b. ?, Massachussetts; d. Darke County, Ohio. Married Sophia Kingsbury. I
don't recall the dates for this lady off the top of my head, but she was remarkable.
She lived to be 101 years old. She died in Bethel, Indiana in 1890, I think that's the
correct year.
Albert Richardsons Parents were not born in Darke County, but Albert's mother, Jane
Thompson, was born in Miami County.
Rachel Byers parents:
Stephen Byers; b. ? (memory blank); d. March 1914, Pace, Bolivar, Mississippi. Married
Matilda Dynes; b. ?, Darke County, Ohio; d. Darke County, Ohio.
Stephen Byers parents:
Isaac Byers and Rachel Davis? Pearce. Isaac is in Old Abbottsville Cemetery, but my
memory fails me on Rachel right now.
Matilda's father was Bennett Dynes; b. 1805, Fleming County, Kentucky; d. January
1881, Darke County, Ohio. Married Providence Whitaker; b. Ky; d. Darke County, Ohio.
Bennett is buried next to his 3rd wife, Mary, in the New Abbottsville Cemetery.
Providence is in the old cemetery.
I believe that's it for Darke County. My father is 3rd generation American, his family
going back to Germany all the way. His family was from Butler and Montgomery Counties,
and also Mansfield, Ohio, I'm not sure of that county as I haen't gotten as far with
Dad's side.
Copyright 2001 Laura M. Drake and Melanie Mueller

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