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John Firestone1

Male
b. 6 August 1808, d. 5 September 1888


Father Jacob Firestone1 b. 15 August 1775, d. 12 April 1830
Mother Mary Magdelena Hummel1 b. 19 July 1780, d. 17 December 1832
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Family Zellah Seawright b. 16 June 1815, d. 9 May 1882
Marriage* 8 May 1832  Wayne Co., OH, Principal=Zellah Seawright2 
Children  1. Celestia Jane Firestone b. 3 Mar 1839, d. 9 Apr 1915
  2. Mary Rebecca Firestone b. 2 Aug 1846, d. 25 Feb 1929

Biography*   Second Branch
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IV. William Seawright, second son and fourth child of Gilbert and Esther (Seawright) Seawright, was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1779. In the spring of 1811, with his wife and two children, he removed to Wayne county, Ohio, where he took up four hundred and sixty acres of land on Salt creek, and built the first house and saw and grist mill in that section. He and his wife endured all the hardships of pioneer life, and several times (especially after Hull's surrender) sought refuge in a neighboring block-house, from Indians. William Seawright was a man of unquestioned integrity, of ability and of energy. The Pioneer Presbyterian church, of the Salt creek country, was organized at his house. He died at Fredricksburg, Wayne county, Ohio, on July 16, 1846. Mr. Seawright, on October, 8, 1806, wedded Jane Johnson, who was born July 3, 1787, at Shippens-

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burg, Pennsylvania, and passed away at Fredricksburg, Ohio, February 1, 1848. To their union were born ten children: Anne, Francis Gilbert, Elizabeth, Jane, Zellah, Samuel, Gilbert, Elizabeth (2d),George Washington, and Hester Susan.

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5. Zellah , born June 16, 1815, and died in Franklin township, Wayne county, Ohio, May 9, 1882. She was a very beautiful woman, and on May 8, 1838, wedded John Firestone, who was born in Frederick City, Maryland, August 6, 1808, and died in Fredericksburg, Ohio, September 5, 1887. He was a son of Jacob and Mary (Hummel) Firestone, and came to Fredricksburg without a penny, but won a handsome bride, and made his wedding trip to Massillon on horseback. He became the owner of a fine farm, and had two children: Celestia Jane, born March 3, 1839; and Mary Rebecca, August 2, 1846. Celestia Jane Firestone, on March 27, 1860, married Stephen Harrison, born March 6, 1836, and a son of John and Margaret (Dysart) Harrison. Mr. Harrison died June 21,

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1888, and left three children: Zellah Margaret, born April 24, 1861, married March 3, 1881, James Buchanan , born November 15, 1856, and now sheriff of Holmes county, Ohio, and has two children - Forest Earl, born December 4, 1881, and Roy Harrison, February 26, 1888; John Firestone, born September 14, 1865; and Annetta Belle, born February 8, 1868, and on February 26, 1890, wedded Josiah T. Taylor, of Wayne county, Ohio, and who was born May 6, 1864. Mary Rebecca Firestone married on October 29, 1868, Henry Snure, born August 4, 1842, and a son of Levi and Hannah (Snyder) Snure, and has had four children: Zellah Annetta, born March 4, 1871; Hannah Jane, February 24, 1874; Fanny Adella, September 3, 1876; and Arthur Firestone, September 16, 1881, and who died July 16, 1887.

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Birth* 6 August 1808  Frederick Co., MD1 
Marriage* 8 May 1832  Wayne Co., OH, Principal=Zellah Seawright2 
Census* 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Salt Creek Township, Series: M704, Roll: 432, Page: 26
Firestone, John, Line 10, 0000100000000-1001000000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-3-0200000-0-0-000-000-00-00-0000000003 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Salt Creek Township, Series: M432, Roll: 739, Page: 89A, August 30
20, 125, 127, Firestone, John, 49, M, , Wagonmaker, 1500, Md, , , ,
21, 125, 127, Firestone, Ezella, 36, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
22, 125, 127, Firestone, Celesta J, 11, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
23, 125, 127, Firestone, Mary R, 4, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,4 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Franklin Township, Series: M653, Roll: 1050, Page: 66B, July 10
34, 914, 933, Firestone, John, 57, M, , Farmer, 6400, 992, Md, , , , ,
35, 914, 933, Firestone, Zella, 45, F, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,
36, 914, 933, Firestone, Mary, 14, F, , , , , Ohio, , , , 1,
37, 914, 933, Richards, Andre, 18, M, , , , , Ohio, , , , 1,
38, 914, 933, Eugene, Firestone, 11, M, , , , , Ohio, , , , 1,5 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Franklin Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1280, Page: 191B, January 27
15, 76, 76, Firestone, John, 62, M, W, Farmer, 8000, 1500, Maryland, , , , , , , , , 1,
16, 76, 76, Firestone, Zella, 54, F, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
17, 76, 76, Murray, Anna, 15, F, W, Domestic Servant, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,6 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Franklin Township, ED: 231, Series: T9, Roll: 1077, Page: 195B, June 17
29, 224, 238, Firestone, John, W, M, 71, , Husband, , 1, , , Retired, , , , , , , , , , , Md, Md, Md
30, 224, 238, Firestone, Zellah, W, F, 65, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , Rheumatism, , , , , , , 1, 1, Ohio, Penn, Penn7 
Death* 5 September 1888  Fredicksburg, Wayne Co., OH8,9 
Burial* after 5 September 1888  Fredericksburg West Side Cemetery, Fredicksburg, Wayne Co., OH, Transcription: John Firestone 1808 - Sep 1887, ae 79 y
Zella Firestone 1816 - 1882, ae 66 y8 

Citations
  1. [S658] Firestone Family of Frederick Co. MD (1993), George Ely Russell.
  2. [S673] Searight Family in America, James A. Searight, p33-34, 36-37.
  3. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S672] OH, Wayne Co., Burials, Wayne County Historical Society.
  9. [S673] Searight Family in America, James A. Searight.


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