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Squire H. Humphrey

Male
b. 20 September 1788 or 20 September 1789, d. 4 April 1843


Father Major William Humphrey b. 26 June 1752, d. 1 July 1832
Mother Lydia Munroe b. 6 May 1760, d. 26 September 1843
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Sarah Sweet b. 12 August 1796, d. 18 March 1847
Marriage* 18 September 1814  Walhonding, Coshocton Co., OH, Principal=Sarah Sweet4 
Children  1. Lydia Monroe Humphrey b. 11 Nov 1815, d. 3 Apr 1873
  2. Susannah Sweet Humphrey b. 20 Mar 1817, d. 25 Dec 1893
  3. Sarah Humphrey b. 20 Jan 1819
  4. Hannah Humphrey b. 10 Aug 1820, d. 27 Jul 1850
  5. Cyrus Humphrey b. 24 Jul 1822, d. 2 Sep 1892
  6. William Humphrey b. 16 Apr 1824, d. 22 Jul 1893
  7. Elizabeth Humphrey b. 29 Jan 1826, d. 21 Feb 1893
  8. Nathanial Humphrey b. 30 Sep 1827, d. 12 Oct 1904
  9. Emaline Humphrey b. 2 Apr 1829, d. Feb 1831
  10. Emma Anne Humphrey b. 2 Apr 1831, d. 10 Nov 1909
  11. Walter Decker Humphrey b. 16 Mar 1833, d. 25 Sep 1927
  12. Amelia Humphrey b. 2 Dec 1834, d. 8 Jul 1918
  13. Joshua Humphrey b. 15 Dec 1837, d. 16 Dec 1837

Biography*  

As appeared in the HISTORY OF COSHOCTON COUNTY CHAPTER LXII, NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP, Page 569-570



"The northwestern quarter of the township forms a military section, which was granted April 3,1800, to James Taylor, George Gillespy, "practitioner of physic," and Joseph Strong, also a physician, all of Philadelphia. Some two years later Taylor purchased the interests of his two partners for $1,200, Pennsylvania. currency. In 1805 he sold the greater part of the section, 3,272 acres, to. Eli Nichols."



"Squire Humphrey, who came into possession of the remaining 728 acres of the section, the part lying east of
the Miohican, was one of the earliest and best known of the township pioneers. He was a Rhode Islander and
emigrated prior to the war of 1812. A man of considerable learning and intelligence, he wielded a large
influence for good; was a representative to the State legislature in 1814, and for many years a justice of the
peace."



1 
Note*   Squire served as Coshocton County Commisioner from 1817-19. In 1817 Squire also served in the Ohio State House of Representatives. 
Biography  

Squire Humphrey was born in Tiverton, R.I. and in 1812 went to Ohio where his brother William lived. He settled near what is now Walhonding. He was a farmer and stock-raiser. Many times he shipped cattle and hogs on flatboats down the Ohio asnd Mississippi River to New Orleans. Not only was the river trip dangerous but the return trip was by land beset by hostile Indians and other human predators. At least once he was overcome by disease and it was months before he could return home. He sought help from an Ohio minister about ending an old feud he had with another brother (which one is not known). Squire Humphrey was not strong physically. Indeed his death was the result of chest congestion caused by exposure he endured while engaged as commissioner reviewing property for a public highway. Congestion turned into pneumonia and he died the following day He was a man of almost puritannical religious convictions; he had a rugged will power and was 'a good type of western pioneer.' After his death a Moravian minister wrote,'The Baptists are losing their chief support and the whole neighborhood a useful man.'



SOURCES:

  The Rhode Island Fanilies of Himphrey

  The Minister's Diary of Gnadenhutten Moravian Church Book II -Rev. Woele

  Copy of a personal letter from Squire to his father.

2 
Birth* 20 September 1788 or 20 September 1789  Tiverton, Newport Co., RI3 
Marriage* 18 September 1814  Walhonding, Coshocton Co., OH, Principal=Sarah Sweet4 
Census* 1830  New Castle Twp., Coshocton Co., OH, 1830 Federal Census, Ohio, Coshocton County, New Castle Township, Series: M19, Roll: 129, Page: 49
Humphrey, Squire 1201201000000 2130010000000
1 - male -5
2 - male 5-10
1 - male 15-20
2 - male 20-30
1 - male 40-50
1 - male 20-30
2 - female -5
1 - female 5-10
3 - female 10-15
1 - female 30-40 
Census 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Clay Township, Series: M704, Roll: 430, Page: 275
Humphrey, Squire 0112000100000 0210001000000 000000 000000
1 - male 5-10
1 - male 10-15
2 - male 15-20
1 - male 50-60
2 - female 5-10
1 - female 10-15
1 - female 40-505 
Death* 4 April 1843  Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., OH 

Citations
  1. [S266] History of Coshocton Co., OH, N. N. Hill Jr..
  2. [S270] David G. Richardson Personal Research, David G. Richardson.
  3. [S101] Church of Latter Day Saints, "LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File.
  4. [S35] Humphreys in America, Sarah M. Churchill, Otis Milton Humphreys, Henry Reed Stiles F. Humphreys.
  5. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.


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