Jan. - Dec. 2013



SURNAME: Barnhart
E-MAIL: Barnhartc@sbcglobal.net
DATE: 03 Oct 2013
QUERY: I am trying to find any documentation on the age of Jacob Barnhart from Somerset Co. PA that lived and died in Amanda, Fairfield Co. Oh. Do you have any info on him?

E-MAIL: durkinhimer@sbcglobal.net
DATE: 20 Sep 2013
QUERY: Looking for any info about Bernard or Barnabas Valentine and family, a Revolutionary War veteran who moved to Ohio in early 1800's

E-MAIL: pmorr5668@yahoo.com
DATE: 12 Aug 2013
QUERY: My great grandfather, Oliver B Doyle was born in Fairfield Ohio on 15 Apr 1827. I\'m looking for who his parents may have been and any brothers or sisters. I think it\'s possible his parents or grandparents may have come from Ireland.

E-MAIL: Agtravisherbert2003@yahoo.com
DATE: 26 Jul 2013
QUERY: My name is Travis Herbert & I just bought a home on 65 Amanda Northern Rd NW, Lancaster Ohio. I\'m trying to find any information about this property. I was told it was built in 1816, added on rooms in 1863, and in 1908 the summer kitchen, root cellar, & smoke house was built. The property owner said that the information about the carriage house was at the historical society. I found an old drawing in the barn of the house and the land, and what I am assuming is the original home owner. If you could help me find a u information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Travis Herbert

E-MAIL: Kagay@nytimes.com
DATE: 20 Jul 2013
QUERY: Seeking info on SAMUEL KAGEY, born 1858, son of Stephen and Mary (Warner) KAGEY of Walnut Township. He married Adaline (or Addie) JOHNSON in 1880. They farmed in the Baltimore-Basil area and had three children during the 1880s, including sons Pearl and Archie. By the Census of 1900 Samuel is no longer living with his wife and children who are enumerated as boarders in someone else\'s household. The wife died around 1906 and is buried at Baltimore next to one of their children. But Samuel is not buried there. What happened to him? It is almost as if he disappeared sometime in the 1890s. - Michael Kagay, kagay@nytimes.com

E-MAIL: rootedinthepast@aol.com
DATE: 29 Jun 2013
QUERY: Looking for information about a John Phelps listed in 1807 and 1808 Fairfield County census/tax lists.

E-MAIL: d.kayevans@gmail.com
DATE: 24 May 2013
QUERY: Someone please help! I have been researching the Evans line for over six years now and need help. I am researching Solomon Simon Evans b. 1811 in Ohio who married Mary A. Pepple b. 1818 (or Pepples or Pepper) on November 5, 1835 in Fairfield County. They had a child by the name of Jobe Evans b. 1839 who was sent to live with Peter Siefert and shows up there on the 1850 Census. Jobe Evans married Lydia Jane Tipple b. 1841 on May 9, 1861 in Fairfield County. I am trying to find out who Solomon and Mary\'s parents are, when and where did they die? Any information at all regarding any of these people would be greatly appreciated. It also seems like this family shuttled back and forth between Fairfield and Darke County quite often. I hope to hear from someone that can help me finally solve this mystery. Thank you in advance.

E-MAIL: mommashy@gmail.com
DATE: 16 May 2013
QUERY: Looking for records from Marsh\'s Chapel, Richland Twp. I believe the church was active in the 1890s. Do not know if it was affiliated with any denomination. Interested in finding out if congregation records were saved. I believe the building still stands but is now a private residence. Thank you for any information.

E-MAIL: bananatreestudios@ gmail.com
DATE: 06 May 2013
QUERY: Information on Wm. H. CLASPILL born February 4, 1845 Lancaster, Ohio married Margaret Adaline Julian of Knoxville served Union side Civil War mustered out of Indiana Mother born PA looking for mother\'s name father\'s name, siblings, deaths, marriages

E-MAIL: stevencarlson43@yahoo.com
DATE: 24 Apr 2013
QUERY: I\'m a volunteer with Licking County Genealogical Society. I\'m looking for information on a man, age 19, named Luke who died in 1919 in a grain elevator at the Pearl Turner Company. Thanks need last name, DOB, etc.

E-MAIL: golji@verizon.net
DATE: 22 Apr 2013
QUERY: I am looking for birth docs for James Madison Smith, my g-grandfather. He was a barber in Carroll. I am also desperate to find his marriage date and date to Ibbarilla Wade (and proof of her birth and her parents) James\' parents names were Aaron Sands Smith and Amanda Cupp Smith. Ibbarilla\'s parents were Sarah Wade Williams and Thaddeus (sp?) Wade. Have never been able to find their documentation, marriage, census, births. Ibbarilla died in 1961 or 2. She lived her life in Carroll. James and Ibbie were divorced in 1917 and can not find James anywhere after that. Did he go somewhere? What about Sarah and Thaddeus??

E-MAIL: ksheets5@cox.net
DATE: 08 Apr 2013
QUERY: Seeking the parents of Joseph SHEETS, (b1784 Pennsylvania, d1850 Hocking County, Ohio, buried Sugar Grove, Fairfield, Ohio). Joseph was married 9 Jun 1820 in Fairfield County, Ohio to Mary Ann (Polly) JACKSON {b1793 Frederick Co, Va, d1880 Greenfied Twp, Fairfield, Ohio) Mary Ann was the daughter of William J JACKSON/Barbara A SNIVELY. According to the 1830 and 1840 U.S. Census Joseph and Mary Ann lived in Berne Twp, Fairfield, Ohio. The 1850 U.S. Census places them in Good Hope, Hocking County, Ohio. Children of Joseph SHEETS and Mary Ann JACKSON SHEETS: Louisa SHEETS-GRAYBILL 1821-1912, Elizabeth SHEETS-RHOADS 1823-1899, William SHEETS 1826-1891, Barbara Ellen SHEETS-MENCER 1832-1898, Thomas SHEETS 1836-1912, Sarah SHEETS 1838-1874. Thank you, Ken 0. Joseph married Mary Ann Jackson,. Daughter of Williasm Jackson

E-MAIL: dot@dotsays.com
DATE: 18 Mar 2013
QUERY: MILLER, SMETTERS, HOOVER....George MILLER m. Polly SMETTERS 6/1824 in Fairfield County, OH; their son James b.12/30/1826 Fairfield County, m. Almedia HOOVER 7/6/1846 prob Fairfield County. They prssibly moved to Jones County, Iowa. James & Almedia had 5 children: Mary Ann b.5/1/1848 in OH,m.John Dunlap in Anamosa, IA; Francis May b.7/2/1852 in OH; Agatha b.5/31/1856 in OH; George Washington b.8/1/1858 in IA; William b.1863 in IA.

SURNAME: Tschopp
E-MAIL: papjbigsky@ca.rr.com
DATE: 26 Feb 2013
QUERY: My name is Peggy Thorp and I am searching for any information for Rachel Tschopp born in 1834 and died in 1931 in Rossburg, Ohio. It is said that she was full blooded Shawnee and was orphaned and raised by missionaries Jacob and Elizabeth Tschopp. She was married in 1850 to Joseph Myers Hiestand. I am searching for any documentation or truth that she was Native American. It has just been handed down through the family. Thank you, Peggy

E-MAIL: pah609@comcast.net
DATE: 10 Feb 2013
QUERY: I am looking for a birth record of James G SHEETS born Fairfield County, OH 28 Jul 1869. Parents: Louis or Lewis Sheets and Christiana Dennis. Thank you. Phyllis pah609@concast.net

E-MAIL: jholtz65@gmail.com
DATE: 01 Feb 2013
QUERY: I am searching for information about my father\'s (Carl W, Keys Rider) biological parents. He was born at 2 lbs. in Basil, Ohio at the end of February 1911. His mother, Laura E. Burger Keys died in April 1911. His father was Charles Keys. My father was raised by L. Josephine Burger Rider, his aunt and sister of his mother, and Carl P. Rider. I have a little information about the Burger (sometimes spelled Berger) family who resided in Franklin County but I know very little of the Keys family. Any information would be appreciated.

E-MAIL: robbilj@yahoo.com
DATE: 20 Jan 2013
QUERY: I have a few photographs taken at Foreman Photography Lancaster, Ohio. I am trying to place a date on these photos as I am sure they are also of Foreman family members. Daniel and Agatha Foreman are my husbands gg grandparents. Any help or guidance of the the Foreman family in Lancaster would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Linda

E-MAIL: bitahvn@goldrush.com
DATE: 03 Jan 2013
QUERY: Margaret CLARK married Seth SPRAGUE in Fairfield County, OH on 17 Dec 1818. They were my gg grandparents. I would appreciate any information regarding this couple.

2012 Fairfield County Genealogical Society