Reuben George Sr (1776-1837)|
with Ann Handley George: Fannie Johnson , Joshua, Reuben Jr., Jane Skiles, Enoch
with Esther Hardin Philips George: Isaac, Mary "Polly" DeArmond
, 1776-1837, whose parents are not yet proven, married Ann Handley in Greenbrier Co WV (1797). About 1812, Reuben, Ann, and at least 5 of their 6 children moved west, down the Ohio River with some of Ann's relatives and possibly some of Reuben's to farm land near Okeana, Ohio in Butler County, north of Cincinnati. A DNA test group is currently trying to establish who Reuben Sr.'s ancestors were. If Reuben Sr was related to other GEORGEs in Greenbrier Co WV or Monroe Co WV, it has not yet been proven. Family historians in the early 1900s thought Reuben's parents were Reuben & Mildred Rogers George, but their son Reuben was born on Mar 17 1766 (not Jul 31 1776), married Elizabeth "Betsy" SHARP (not Ann Handley), died about 1807 (not 1837), and was buried in Virginia per the George-Lacey book, as opposed to Reuben George Sr. who was buried in the old George Burial Ground in Butler County OH.
Ann Handley George was born to Archibald and Jean (HENDERSON) HANDLEY. After Ann Handley George died in Butler County, OH, Reuben married Esther Hardin Phillips on February 2 1826 (in Henry Co IN?). They had two children. As probably was Ann, Reuben and Esther were buried at the George Burial Grounds on a hill a mile northwest of Okeana, Ohio (Butler County), on the south side of the original Scipio Road. Their tombstones were lost long before 2006 when tombstone photos were taken.
Also see: Roger Greenough's article on this Archie Handley and Archibald Handley's line, in Randall J Handly's book
[Note: These names, birth order, and dates of Archey and Jean's children found on the Raines (John Maddy | saltpeter) web site differ from those of Roger Greenough's later research.]
Sources include: Ann McCarr and Roger Greenough (Wm Shanks info), Melva Wheelwright (Foster info), Randall J. Handly's book and this George Family History on-line book.
Randall J. Handly gives further details about Archibald (1730-1796):
"He owned 550 acres of land with his brother John on Indian Creek, now Monroe Co., in 1774. He is listed with his brothers John and James, under Greenbrier Co., in the First U.S. Census 1782 - 1785. He was a member of the grand jury of Monroe Co., in May 1781 and a road inspector in 1782. Archibald's will was witnessed by John Handley and Michael Erskine and settled by John Handley and Samuel Clark -- all of Monroe Co. His will is on record at Lewisburg."
|Reuben George Sr
|with Ann Handley George:|
|1. Fannie (George) JOHNSON 1798-1851
|1. Reuben Johnson
2. Sarah Ann Johnson
3. John Johnson
4. Aletha Jane Johnson
5. Rebecca (Johnson) WALTZ
|2. Joshua George 1801-1835
Catherine Thompson Gough (Mrs. William GOUGH)
|1. Martha Jane (George) BROWN|
2. Enoch Jackson George
3. Andrew Thompson George
4. Reuben Handley George
5. David Wilson George
|3. Reuben George Jr. 1803-1869
1) Margaret (LYNN) George
2) Nancy (MCCOTTER) George
1. ? Amanda (George) SHIPMAN
2. Elizabeth (George) BAILY
3. Mary Jane (George) WILLIAMS
4. Newton Hanley George
5. Sarah E. George
|4. Jane (George) SKILES 1805-?
|1. Reuben Skiles
2. Mary Catherine (Skiles) BROWN
3. Elizabeth Ann (Skiles) STOKES
4. Fanny Jane Skiles
5. Enoch George Skiles
6. Sarah Ellen (Skiles) VANSCYOC
7. Amanda Malvanea Skiles
8. Eliza Rosaletta (Skiles) SHAW
9. Martha Anetta (Skiles) KELLY
|5. Enoch George 1807-1892
Jane (MCCOTTER) George
Matilda ? George (no children with Enoch) more ...
|1. Annaretta (George) STCLEAR
2. Joshua James George
3. Reuben Andrew George
4. Isaac Newton George
5. Sarah E. (George) CLEMONS
6. Fanny (George) COLBURN
7. Ezra George
8. Mary Ellen (George) EPPLER
9. Nancy J. (George) ASHLEY
10. Emma Kate (George) ASHLEY
|6. (daughter) 1809-young.
Only in the 1810 census, perhaps she died before the family left (West) Virginia (around 1812) for Butler County OH.
|Reuben George Sr (1776-1837) with second wife Esther Hardin Philips George: (? - 1837)|
|1. Isaac 1827-1837 (10 year old died same year as his parents)|
|2. Mary "Polly" DEARMOND 1830-1939||1. Anaretta (DeArmond) ROBERTS
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