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Name: Pat Padgett Worley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Looking for Surry County, NC, to Chester District, SC, to Rutherford County, NC, line of 3 Hollifield sisters who married this migratory line of 3 Padgett brothers.
Men were born in 1750-1765+, women were about the same dates. Women were named Celia, Minima/Minerva, and Susannah Louranie. Baptist history of Rutherford/Cleveland counties, NC, says women were sisters to Elder Jacob Hollifield. I thought this was the Jacob who was the son of William of 1745, but now do not think so.
Elijah Hollifield, son of William of 1745, married Emsey/Emily Padgett, daughter of Wm Padgett/Minima Hollifield. This would mean that Elijah had married his neice. Believe they were possibly first cousins, if William of 1745 and the Jacob and 3 women were all siblings. William of 1745 did not mention these women in his Will so don't think they were his children, but could still be his sisters.
Also, Emsey Padgett, daughter of Rev. John Padgett and wife Celia Hollifield, married Isaac Waggoner, in Fairfield district, SC, before moving to RT CT, NC. This Emsey P. Waggoner named 3 of her female children Celia, Susan, and another that could be Jemima, and several males. This family later moved to Illinois with a great migration from RT CT, NC, in the early 1800's.
My ancestor was Susannah Louranie Hollifield who married Edmund Padgett. She was a few years older than he, and it is written that she rode horseback like a man, not side-saddled. Edmund and Susannah were both living in 1850, and born in NC, and Susannah Louranie lived to be nearly 93-95 years of age. They named their first son Isaac Padgett, probably for a neighbor and close friend or relative named Isaac Hollifield. Hollifields were bondsmen for Padgett marriages in Rutherford County, NC.
I know there were 2 William Hollifields living in Chester district, SC, in 1790. Does anyone know who the second one is or his lineage?
Name: Phoebe (Camp) O;Dell <email@example.com>
My great grandfather Anthony Camp enlisted in the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was later transferred to the 41st Ohio Vol.Inf.
He was wounded and died 19 hrs later in the battle of Missionary Ridge on Lookout Mt near Chattanooga, Tenn.
Name: Tim Hollifield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have some family names and birthdays handed down from my Grandmother Hollifield, let me know maybe we can swap some info. Thanks, Tim
Name: Don Myers <email@example.com>
Still looking for the website that had the picture of Menno Simon Myers, Co. H, mustered in Feb. 6, 1864 & captured three months later, sent to Camp Ford, Tx.
Name: Scott Busenbark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Really like the site,am a WBTS nut, and have been researching the Norton line. The family went to Wayne County first, some went on to Wyandot. Thanks, I visit quite often.
Name: Evan Krauter <email@example.com>
J. Jacob Krauter (Jacob Krauter) was my great grandfather. Jacob N. Krauter, listed on the website, was my grandfather. I have not looked at all of the information carefully, but it seems consistent with what I know. One family legend (told to me when I was quite young, is that my great grandfather while a prisoner at Camp Ford (I think it was) in Tyler, Texas served as a butcher. Another story told to me when I was very young was that a man called Lightfoot escaped the prisoner camp and walked all the way home to Ohio (I am sure all prisoner's eventually walked home).
Thank you for working on this project.
Name: Marge Gish <Ldmegish@peoplepc.com>
Hi and thank you so much for this Service. I have
researched Jarvis family of Ashland Co.OH. Just wanted to verify information for James S. Jarvis family of 120th OVI Company C.
Died 1907 in near Hayesville, buried Vermillion Twp.Cemetery, Ashland Co.OH. Father was William Jarvis b. 1788 in Ireland, Mother Mary Armstrong, daughter of Charles and Susannah Jackman Armstrong of Jefferson Co. OH.
He did indeed marry Sarah A. Marsteller, b.1841 d. 22 Oct. 1924, daughter of Jacob and Mary Mathews Marsteller. Family lived in Mahoning Co OH and came from Mercer Co. PA.
Both James and Sarah buried Vermillion Twp Cemetery,Ashland Co.
Children of James S. and Sarah A. are
Mrs. Frederick E. Rohleder (Mary B.). b. abt 1868,
Mr. Thomas Benton Jarvis b. abt 1873
Mr. Luther Jarvis b. abt 2 Aug. 1881 d. 6 Apr. 1954
William and Mary married 1 Mar 1821 in Jefferson Co. OH. Moved to Ashland Co. Vermillion Twp. Had at least 7 children.
Thanks for the information on his service.
Again thank you for your time and service to us.
Name: Karen Baerkircher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you so much for your wonderful web page. I especially like the genelogical work you've done on the members of Company H. For one thing, it makes me feel better about all the time I've spent on the Civil War when I meant just to check which battles my great grandfather's regiment (the 16th OVI) fought in. Early on, I realized that Josiah Hoff's brother, Amos, was in the same Company, and then that another man, Amos Bessey, had married their sister Rebecca. After that, it was hard not to want to find out more about the rest of Company K, although I have not gone so far as to send away for all their pension records.
I stumbled on your web page when I started wondering what had become of the men in the original 3-mos version of the 16th Ohio. Several became officers in the 3-year 16th, but eight of them later served in the 120th. When I started looking at your roster for Company H, I learned that it included David L. Hoff, a cousin and neighbor of Josiah and Amos and also George Fetzer who married their sister Susan. Needless to say, I had to follow their war-time experiences, too.
Josiah Hoff was mustered out the day after his 23rd birthday, and my aunt Lucile told me he was quiet and never talked about the war. Still, I find myself thinking of these soldiers as old guys, off to themselves at family gatherings, reminiscing about experiences that I'm still discovering.
Name: Diana <email@example.com>
As one of the moderators of a Yahoo based PSP teaching group (PSPMadeEZ) I am always looking for good tutorials and techniques to teach our members. I am requesting permission to feature text links to your tutorials found here, please: http://www.glhold.com/tutorialsfreebies.html.
We have several tutorial categories as a weekly feature which could use the techniques taught in your tutorials. Here is our Yahoo group page so you can check us out and see how we operate the group.
Also, here is our website so you can view how we post links to tutorial sites. Our moderators make up the tutorials and send in their creations to the group with the text link to the featured tutorial pages.
I am looking forward to hearing from you regarding our request; thank you for your consideration.
Name: james parcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He's listed as "missing information" He's my great grandfather, whom I remember well. What do you need in way of information? Jim
Name: Linda Hollifield <email@example.com>
I am researching the Hollifield/Holyfield/Hoderfield family of NC, GA, and SC - and elsewhere! It was good to see who else is working on this line with email addresses.
Name: JUDY HOLLIFIELD BOWMAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I AM RESEARCHING THE HOLLIFIELD NAME. LOOKING FOR THE PARENTS OD SAMUEL THOMAS HOLLIFIELD BORN 1827 IN SURRY CO. N.C. HE MARRIED A MARTHA WOOD. I BELIEVE HIS DAD WAS ISAAC HOLLIFIELD,AND ISAAC;S DAD WAS VALENTINE HOLLIFIELD. BUT I HAVEN'T FOUND ANY FACTS OR PROOF. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. WILLING TO SHARE WHAT INFO I HAVE ON THE HOLLIFIELD'S THANK YOU JUDY
Name: Lora Patterson <email@example.com>
Love to see all this info, I was having a hard time reading Valentine Holyfield Rev War papers. Thank you!
Name: Don Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the update on David Barnhart & his move to Spring Ranch, Clay County, Neb. It is correct according to my notes from my Grandmother, Eva Barnhart, his youngest daughter.
Still want to contact whoever it was on your e-mail inquiries of having a picture of Menno Simons Myers. He was my grandfather, Amos Myers' first cousin. Would love to see the picture.
Name: Rev. Donald D. Myers <email@example.com>
I am currently writing an historic novel about my great grandfather, David Barnhart, Company D. I have all of his records from Wash. D.C., seeking pension for a disability received at Vicksburg Siege. The Myers men in Co. H were my other Great Grandfather's cousins: Menno, 1Sgt.Joseph, John Wesley, & William Penn Myers. He, my great grandfather, Amos Myers was the village blacksmith of Smithville at the time of the Civil War. David's family lived in Cedar Valley, Chester Twsp. He was a close friend of Rev. Joshua James Excell, (who also is credited in starting the Academy in Smithville ?) both buried in Reedsburg Cemetery, Old Rt. 30, w. of Wooster. I have all the children, dates, greatgrandchilden, dates, etc. of David Barnhart's family. My grandmother, Eva Jane Barnhart was his daughter & born when David went to Nebraska to homestead. Let's communicate!
Name: ed holderfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my li neage valentine holyfield- daniel holifield (i thin k) joseph holderfield-william kelly an greatgrand father james monroe holderfield. not sure about daniels last name. i enjoyed your page. thanks ed holderfield
Name: Jim Cole <Jmcole1955@aol.com>
I came from the Civil War Site & notice you are looking for information on William Miller, Co. H, 120th OVI. William Miller was actually from Rochester, Beaver Co., Pa. He returned there after the war & died Sept. 16, 1916. I do have a copy of his pension file so if there is additional information needed, please let me know.
Name: Glenn Davis <email@example.com>
Found the discharge papers for Finley Taylor. I am researching the 18th Ohio and have a website. Any additional information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Do you have any letters, journals, photos, etc?
Also notice the name of Beebe as one of your ancestors. By chance are you related to Waldo Beebe who was in the 18th and killed at Chickamauga? Be happy to hear from you.
Name: Bud Reed <HuffBayaol.com>
Corpral Masons son left me his actual discharge papersand other documents of his fathers public life.He became the town marchall for Akron Ohio and also a naturalized citizen following the war.He was born in England. Any information or notes on Capt Vallenders or Co, H or Corpral Willam Mason would be greatly appreciated. Found your Civil WAr site amazing. Thanks Bud Reed Akron ohio
Name: Elizabeth Butcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I can't wait to go through all the information you have on your site. Whahoo! My ggg-grandfather was Amos Walter.
Name: darlene bowen <email@example.com>
Hi I am looking for any information on my husbands grandfather, Zachary Adam Bowen, born alabama 1872, died and buried in Paris Texas in 1918 was supposed to have been buried in evergreen cementary according to Paris newspaper of Sept 1918
Name: Ken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I believe that John Dearth (Company I) = Jacob Dearth.
Soldier and Sailor's System agrees with my info.
He was captured and did survive Andersonville.
The census info provided after his name for John Dearth is not for the same person.
Name: Sue Brown <email@example.com>
I hope you can help me. Am searching for the parents and grandparents of Jacob Farmwalt(d) who was born on or about 1838 in France/Alsace-Lorraine area. His mother's name was Magdalena who was born in 1801 in France and died in Holmes Co, Ohio, Berlin Twp in 1886. I cannot find her husband's name or other children she had. I only know her sister's names: Mary, Elizabeth, Barbara, Katie and Fannie. CAn you help me?
Name: Michael Walter <seeaddress@messagebelow>
I am a great-great-great-grandson of Christian and Margaretha Walter through their son Joseph, who settled in DeKalb County, IN. I've posted information about their graves in Findagrave.com and would like your permission to use your photos of their tombstone with the entries I've made. Naturally I will note that you own the copyright to the pictures and that they are used by permission. You can find the entries for Christian and Margaret by going to www.findagrave.com and doing a search for Paradise Cemetery in Ohio. I also have an entry with photos for Joseph Walter's grave in the Evergreen Cemetery in Auburn, DeKalb County, IN.
If you're interested in genealogical information about Joseph Walter and his younger brother Daniel, who also settled in DeKalb County, it's in my public file (:1075065} on Rootsweb/Ancestry.com
Because I don't want to post a "live" email link where it can be "scraped" or "harvested" by spammers, I'm going to put it here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Robin Gaynor <email@example.com>
Hi there, glad to see your site for the Smithville area.
My ancestor was Peter Flickinger. I live in WA state, but visited the area several years ago and loved it!
Name: Helen Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My grandfather William Isaac Holyfield was born 10/15/1870 in KY. His wives were Sarah Shelton b. 1868 and Jennie Catherine Helms b. 1883 in Hardin Co.,KY. William and his mother are on the Meade Co., KY Census. They are listed as Sarah Holdfield (20) b. 1850 and William Holdfield 9/12. On my grandfather death certificate his father is listed as I. Holyfield and unknown mother. Sarah Shelton's death certificate was filled out by O. I. Holyfield.
Name: Kendra Walters <email@example.com>
I am researching a Cyrus Walters who was born in Ohio around 1826. I know that he joined the Company C 1st Iowa infantry during the civil war, and mustered out in Missouri. He then married a Mary Ann Beck in 1863 and had 7 children in Illinois then moved to Nebraska. He died in 1907.
I have not been able to find out anything about Cyrus pre-Civil war. His census reports say his mother was born in Ohio and his father in Maryland (though one census shows his father born in Ohio).
Any information you have on your Cyrus would be greatly appreciated, even if it's information proving your Cyrus is not my Cyrus.
Name: Pat P. Worley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fact: 3 Hollifield sisters married 3 Padgett brothers.
Fact: They were sisters of one Rev. Jacob Hollifield written by Rev. Christenberry Lee, Methodist minister and neighbor of the families, in his 1895 papers in Rutherford County, NC. Baptist documents in Shelby or Kings Mountain areas, called "Logan's History of the Broad River Association" concerning Rev. John Padgett, Baptist minister, state that his wife Celia/Cecilia Hollifield was the sister of Rev. Jacob Hollifield.
It is thought by my grandmother that this Jacob Hollifield was the son of William Hollifield of Chester District, SC, who moved to Rutherford County, NC, with the Padgett clan and the Waggoner clan. Rev. Jacob Hollifield was married first to a Stone and second to Nancy Lee who died in 1900 at age 106 years.
My ancestor was Susannah Louranie Hollifield who married Edmund Padgett, site unknown, but 1850 census says they were both born in NC. Susannah Louranie was born @1762 and died after the 1860 census which says she was 103, probably really @98. Edmund Padgett was born in 1771 in NC, and he died after 1851 and before 1860 Census.
Padgett clan had lived in Surry County, NC, then moved to Rowan County, NC, then into Chester District, SC, then to Rutherford County, NC after 1790 and by 1800, according to Rev. John Padgett's Rev. War pension application.
One Padgett researcher states the women came from Newport News, VA area, but I have not connected them to a particular male ancestor to verify this. Still trying to verify the male Padgett ancestor in Surry County, NC, possibly Ephraim Padgett. An Ephraim Padgett there is definitely their brother who died in 1826 and left a Will.
Have tried to match the families to William Hollifield III's report in the Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, Summer of 1966, pp. 1672-1678, "The Holyfields and Hollfields of North Carolina.
Name: Paul Feminella <Thecentersquare@aol.com>
Wow it's the holy grail of info on the 120 Ohio, I'm looking for any info on the Stichler or Stickler Families in or around Ashland or Richland counties in Ohio,my Great Great Grand Father and Grand Mother were both from there, he was Andrew Jackson Stichler at the beginning of the war and at the end the name on his discharge read Stickler, as he recieved a disability pension,it has been surmised that he feared governmental red tape to try and change it back, subsequently his children and theirs have been Sticklers ever since. His wife was Lavina Wilson,they were married in either Richland or Ashland county, He was also a pow ot Camp Ford, after the war he moved west to Illinois, and lived in the town of Paris,until his death in 1920.
Name: James A. Holifield <email@example.com>
I just put up a website tonight concerning Valentine Holyfield's Land from 1729. I located it about a month ago. There is still part of a house that dates back to his time possibly prior to 1760. E-mail me for more info as I am traveling to Leesburg,VA to see this property.
Name: andrea osinchak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi, you asked in your website whether anyone knows where the estate papers of Samuel Johnston fits into the family. Well, I don't know about Samuel yet, but I'm pretty sure that Daniel Johnston is the father of my Moses Johnson of Wayne, Summit and Stark counties who later moved to Missouri where he died in 1868. He named his first son, Daniel Eli H. Johnson and the 1820 census for Daniel offers a fit for Moses to be his son. Moses also named his second son Thomas Freeman.
I believe that Thommas Johnston listed with Daniel is Daniel's brother or cousin. The Thomas Johnston listed with Daniel is NOT the same as the Thomas Johnston below in the other estate papers. The Thomas Johnston listed with Daniel has a wife named Betsey or Elizabeth - and I tracked both of them thru deed records to figure out the difference.
If you have any more info on this Daniel Johnson, I have that he died in 1829 and his wife was Hannah. I'm trying to find more bits and pieces to put this theory together for a book on the johnson/johnston & Harris families this summer.
Would love to hear from you even though our families don't connect as far as I know.
Name: kathy <email@example.com>
looking for john w hammond b.1839, Ohio
Name: Howard Townsend <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas M. Harris Co. G 120th Ohio was born May 24, 1844 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He had an older brother and sister. Parents died while he was young. He married Mary Jane (Hunt) Barnhardt (widow of William H. Barnhardt) in St. Louis 13 May 1882. He was a grain inspector. He died 22 Sept 1930 in St. James, Phelps County, Missouri and was buried in the Old Catholic Cemetery there. His wife was the daughter of Porter Hunt and Emeline Driver of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana. Both her father and her brother Martin V. Hunt were Civil War Vets (interesting story there because 2 of her brothers were shot because they would not join the rebels). Porter hunt was my great, great uncle. I have more info on Thomas M. Harris which I would be glad to share if you would email me a postal address.
Name: Tom Austin <email@example.com>
I am searching more info related to this JOHN AUSTIN:
Ohio Land Records : AUSTIN, JOHN
Land Office: WOOSTER Sequence #:
Document Number: 984 Total Acres: 80
Misc. Doc. Nr.: Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No Issue Date: June 23, 1826
Mineral Rights Reserved: Metes and Bounds: No
Survey Date: Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Legal Land Description:
# Aliquot Parts Block # Base Line Fractional Section Township Range Section #
1 WฝSE OHIO RIVER SURVEY No 21 N 15 W 24
Name: Dolores Hollyfield Guinn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My family is alledgedly from Warwickshire, England and begins with Valentine Holyfield, married to Elizabeth Gilley in MD. They had several children, one of which was named Ralph. Ralph married Jemima and they moved to Wake County, NC. Our problem is that we do not have records to show the names of the children of Ralph and Jemima. A census record from Wake Co., NC shows them with grandson named Sion. THIS is our relative because we can trace the records of the children of Sion and Charlotte back to our family. If you should discover the children of Ralph and Jemima, I would be eternally grateful. I have heard, from sources, that Valentine and Elizabeth had RALPH, WILLIAM, DANIEL and VALENTINE as offsprings but I have found nothing to document this statement. Unless we have documentation, DAR will not except conjecture. (Alas!)
Name: Kay H. Doto <email@example.com>
John Henry Holyfield and Fannie Folger Holyfield are my great-grandparents. I can send some information their family if you are interested.
Name: Colt Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have a CDV of Menno S. Myers in an old album from Ohio. There is also a picture of a Yankee private who I believe to be Simon Kiefer. I would appreciate any help identifying what unit he was in. I did not find him listed with Co. H.
Name: Michal J. Hunter <email@example.com>
Site gives me some references to look farther. Thanks for hard work.
William J. Hunter in Company C, 120th Volunteers enlisted as a corporal may be a cousin. They enlisted at the same time and cousins lived in area where he was from, and some still do.
Brother David Hunter was in Company C, Ohio 15th Volunteer Infantry. He died of disease at Camp Nevin, Kentucky jsut over 3 months after enlistment, enlisted 8 August 1861, died December 5. 3 went, and 3 died.
Name: Sahron Weiss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Your site is great ! I did not find any connections, not yet anyway :-) Our brickwall is
William Isaac Holyfield b.1870 Ky. d. 1922 Ky.
parents I./J. Holyfield b. unknown d. unknown
Sarah Unknown b. unknown d. unknown Ky.
Name: Jerry A. McAfee <email@example.com>
John McQuigg Jr.'s mother was Martha Jane McAfee.
Martha Jane (McAfee) McQuigg is a sister to my gg grandfather, Mathew McAfee, who married Margaret McElhinney in Wayne Co, Ohio.
McQUIGG, John 16 Aug 1862 Wayne county OH
Corporal McQuigg was age 19 when he entered service. He was captured 3 May 1864 near Snaggy Point on the Red River, Louisiana; mustered out on 30 June 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
From the obituary of Mahlon Rouch of this company, we see that the father of John McQuigg the soldier was John McQuigg. The soldier's sister married Mahlon Rouch: The obituary says: "Mrs. Rouch [Margaret] is the daughter of the late John McQuigg and is an aunt of General McQuigg of Cleveland."
In the 1880 census in Wooster, Wayne co OH we find this soldier's father:
John MCQUIG Self M 74 IRE Farming father born in IRE mother born in IRE
Sarah MCQUIG Wife M 74 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
Martha J. MCQUIG Dau 35 IRE Dress Making IRE IRE
Mary A. MCQUIG Dau 33 IRE IRE IRE
In the 1880 census the soldier John is living in Wooster township, Wayne co. OH
John MCQEUG Self M 37 IRE Farming IRE IRE
Hellen MCQEUG Wife M 29 IRE Keeping House IRE ---
Hugh W. MCQEUG Son S 5M OH IRE OH
Moses HUSBERGER Other S 18 PA Servant PA PA
Catharine PRYER Other S 18 OH Servant --- ---
Commemorative Biographical Record of Wayne County, Ohio: Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co. 1889
John McQuigg, one of the well-known citizens of Wooster Township, was born in Ireland, and in his infancy his parents, John and ____(McAfee) McQuigg, came to America. They settled in Wayne County, Ohio, and here the father died February 1, 1885, age nearly eighty years. The mother who was a daughter of William W. and Martha (Ray) McAfee, still lives on the homestead, two daughters, Martha and Mary Ann, living with her. Of her ten children, nine are living, the most of them in Wayne County. She is a member of the United Presbyterian Church. A brother, Robert McAfee, makes his home with her. Her parents came to America from County Derry, Ireland, in 1838, and settled in Wayne County, Ohio, where the father died in 1858, and the mother in 1862. Mrs. McQuigg is now in her eighty-fourth year, is still hale and hearty, and well preserved for one of her years.
John McQuigg, the subject of our sketch, remained with his parents until manhood, assisting in the care of the home farm. August 16, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio Infantry, and served until the close of the war, being discharged in July, 1865. He participated in five hard-fought battles, besides numerous skirmishes. He was at the first attack on Vicksburg, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, passed the following winter at Young's Point, and then again marched to Vicksburg, when the second assault was made; later was at the bombardment of Grand Bluff, Mississippi, at the mouth of the Black River, in the battle of Thompson's Hill, and Champion Hills. In May, 1863, at Red River, he was captured, and for thirteen months, lacking six days, was a prisoner at Tyler, Tex. While there, with his brother-in-law, Mahlon Roch [Rouch], he undertook the manufacture of pipes and combs from the horns of cattle killed for their sustenance. They obtained a good revenue from the sale of these articles to the guards and fellow prisoners, and in addition to its enabling them to purchase provisions from the outsiders, it helped to pass away many dreary hours of exile from home and friends. After his discharge he returned to the old home in Wooster Township, where he remained until after his marriage, and in the spring of 1874 settle on the farm where he now lives. He was married June 10, 1873, to Alice Armstrong, who died May 26, 1876, leaving a babe that died a few days later. February 20, 1879, he married Helen Culbertson, daughter of Hugh and Margaret Culbertson. They have five children, viz.: Hugh, Sadie Florence, James Mahlon, John and an infant. Mr. and Mrs. McQuigg are members of the United Presbyterian Church; in politics he is a stanch supporter of the principles of the Republican party.
Daily Record, Tuesday 20 Dec 1921, page 1.
JOHN McQUIGG IS CALLED TO REST
John McQuigg, about 80 years old, a resident of Wooster three years and before that for many years a resident of Plain township, died at the family home on North Grant street Monday evening about 6 o'clock after an illness of several months.
Mr. McQuigg was born in Ireland. He came to Wayne county in his youth and remained a resident of the county through the succeeding years. He served in the Civil war and after the war became a farmer in Plain township.
The deceased is survived by his wife, and five children, Harry and Russell McQuigg of this city, John McQuigg of Tacoma, James McQuigg of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Florence Kuehler of Chicago. The deceased is also survived by one brother, James C. McQuigg of Pana, Ill., and two sisters of Wooster, Mrs. Mahlon Rouch [see Mahlon Rouch below] and Mrs. Sarah Eberhart.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 from the family home. Rev. J.H. Spencer, pastor of United Presbyterian church of which Mr. McQuigg was a member, will conduct the service. Interment will be made in the Wooster cemetery.
Civil War veteran John McQuigg is buried at Wooster Cemetery, Wayne county, OH
Name: Lisa R. Garman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Was looking for info on Conrad Herman- husband of Maria Magdelena Keister. She was my husband's gggreat-grandmother. I am just starting so all I have is a basic outline.
1. Conrad Herman and Maria Keister- dau. Margaret b.abt. 1825 Baughman Township,Wayne County, OH
2. Margaret Harman married John Garman(misspelled on marriage index as Gorman) on 19 Mar 1846 in Baughman Township, Wayne County, OH. They several children- one son George W. Garman b.June 1853 Baughman, Wayne, OH
3. George married Mary Forrer of Orrville, Wayne county, OH on 18 Jan 1877. Eldest son Elias Elmer 16 June 1878-Chippewa township, Wayne County, OH
4. Elias married Mary Berg born in Germany In the 1870's in 1901. Eldest son Henry George Garman born 13 Apr 1902 in Chippewa, Wayne County .
Henry was my Husband's Grandfather.
Also wanted to know if you have located Lewis Keister's Grave. I am planning a trip soon to Conrad's and Maria's graves in Lawerence Township, Stark County. I would like to see his too if he is buried in The Doylestown/Orrville area.
Great Site and Thanx for all the info-lots of hard work put into this site
Name: Joseph W. Hicks <joemar@YadTel.net>
My Great/Great Grandfather William Mason Norman married Letitia Holyfield daughter of Hardin Holyfield in March of 1860. He shortly would be involved in the Civil War and kept some notes which were later published in 1959 in a book called "A Portion Of My Life". There are some pictures and documents that would be more interesting to the Norman researchers probably than the Holyfields. I do live still in Surry County, North Carolina and very near the village of Rockford. Captian Norman is burried in the Rockford Baptist Church Cementary as well as more of the Holyfields.
Name: Nona Chunn Pedrazzini <email@example.com>
Gary L. Schad went to Pharmacy school in Corvalis, Oregon in the early to mid 1920's. He married Beatrice Joyce Oatfield; in 1924 (approx) & they had a son, my husband. They were divorced within a few years. I believe that Gary lived his life in Oregon, possibly in the Eugene area. I believe he was born in 1898 or 1899. If anyone can put me in contact with his decendants I would be very appreciative.
This is all new to me so I am not sure if this is the info needed, or if this is how one goes about finding someone. Nona P.
Name: Walter F. Johnson <WFJohnsn@cs.com>
Your William Johnson may be a brother of my ancestor, Luke. I am still in the process of sorting through your materials, and mine, to see if this is the case. I will contact you in a more direct fashion after I think I have something of value to offer concerning your William.
Name: darlene perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my great grand father name is william "uncle Billie" Marion Holyfield born 1865 in mcnary county tn. moving to texas in 1879 he married cynthia letitia caudle in 1888 her date of birth 1868 date of death 1956. both william and cynthia are buried in providence cemetery south of mt vernon texas any information on this please contact me at
thanks for any thing you can come up with
Name: Sally Fike Statler <email@example.com>
Thank you for your research on the Beachy family. It is helping (and confounding) me on data on the Gnaegi family. One of my sources tells me that Johannes Gnaegi (d. Sept. 19, 1845) was married to Elizabeth Stutzuman (d. Oct. 10, 1845), rather than Elizabeth Miller.
On another site (Barron), I had seen a Mary Holder listed along with Christian Gnaegi and a Magadalena Gnaegi. Mary Holder was listed as having died while in transit across the Atlantic. Any Holder connection to you, I wonder.
I would be curious as to some of your sources concerning the Gnaegi family in the Beachy history.
Thanks for any help in unraveling the maze of ancestors.
Name: Darlene Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am researching my g/grandparents. William Marian Holyfield married Cynthia Leticia Caudle. Some place around Mt. Vernon area. any information on this line would be greatly appreciated.
Name: Sharon Miller <email@example.com>
I am aware of the name changes in Holyfield. My maiden name was Holyfield and I have always been interested in the family tree. What I find most curious, on all accounts of names is the name usage of (William and Thomas)..... ironically.....my fathers name is William Thomas Holyfield....
Sharon (Holyfield) Miller
Name: James W Tracey <JTRACWALT@aolcom>
I found this website to be of major interest. I have information on some of my ancestors that may be of help.
Not all are direct but connected.
Obit on Franklin Mann Emery
Bio on Benjamin F. Miller
Bio on George Emery in addition to the one you have pertaining to Frank Emery.
James M First & Jacob H. First
Joshua W. Long family Bible
Please feel free to contact me. My other email address is:
Name: Sandi Hartnell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Great web site. Thanks for all the great information.
Other names in my family in or near Wayne County, OH:
Hoffman, Nye, Stiles.
Name: Glenn S. Brown <email@example.com>
trying to connect my great grandfather, Isaac Newton Holderfield, through Green (Greenberyy Walter?) Holderfield of AL & GA, back through a Jesse Holefield that is hard to put a finger on. Info I have shows Jesse & unknown Mildred as bearing Green. Jesse back through Daniel & Mary Pye, through Ralph & unknown Jemima, to Valentine & Elizabeth Gilley.
Name: Rosalyn Hollifield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seeking information about William Holyfield, B 1810-1811
D. 1861?? Wife Gilliza or Elizabeth depending on which record you read. Father of David Crockett, James, and Martha Adaline.
Good site, and I enjoyed it. I will be back to check it out. Rosalyn
Name: Jerry Frey <Jerry_Frey@hotmail.com>
It pleases me to see that you have taken such time and care to honor the members of te 120th O.V.I. How did you like my book? Jerry Frey
Name: George A. Simmons <email@example.com>
I just read some from your Civil War site. My great-gf, John R. Simmons, served in the 120th Ohio Vol. Inf. Regt. in Company B. He was later transferred to the 114th Regt., and, subsequently transferred to the 48th Ohio. He was discharged in Houston, TX 10/14/1865. I'm always interested in the 120th, 114th, and the 48th.
Name: John Huffman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The survivors of the sinking of the USS City Belle in the Red River at Snaggy Point were held as POWs at Tyler, Texas in a camp whose name I do not remember. There is or was a cemetery on the grounds of the Armour plant in Orville, OHIO where many of the relatives and ancestors of Wilford and others in the 120th are buried. Does anyone have any information about this cemetery which is now a rail switching yard? Thanks
Name: Lorraine Murphy Glasa <email@example.com>
Hi Susie, If you would send me your snail mail address, I would like to send you a couple of packettes of research I have collected from others over the years. One is a copy of a book on the John Holifield family "Two Hundred and one Years" and the other is the resesearch by Emily Wagoner Smith. (Emsy Holifield/Holderfield wife of Wagoner). We've been in contact before. I shared information on the Warwickshire Holderfields. You are doing a terrific job - and I am really slowing down - so thought you might appreciate the additional information. Lorraine in Champaign, IL
Name: cathy edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My grandfather was John Dent Holderfield born in wake county NC in 1890. I think his father was John Dent also but not sure. Do you have any information of my John Dent.
Thanks, your web page is very interesting. Hope this is my family.
Name: Nina Hollifield <email@example.com>
Hello. My husband, John Hollifield, is a grandson of William Clarence Hollifield, son of Isaac and Millie Jane Shuford Hollifield. Isaac was the son of Daniel and Margaret Scruggs Hollifield. William C and his brother Landon came to Idaho from NC in the early 1900's. Would like to learn more about this family. Nina Hollifield
Name: Rex Touslee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am distantly connected to Abraham Harshey and have some family history and information on him. Contact me if you are interested.
Name: Maggie Nelson <email@example.com>
I'm trying to find information on "my" Lewis Kester who was married to Mary Kiser. I learned that there was a Lewis Keister who married a Polly Keyser in Wayne Co., Ohio. I found your information that suggests that the marriage may have been your Lewis' 3rd marriage. There is a Lewis Kester who took out a land patent in Hancock Co., Ohio in 1835. He was originally from Wayne Co. I'm wondering if my Lewis connects in any way to this person and if there could be a chance that the marriage could be that of my ancestors. Polly was a nickname for Mary. Lewis and Mary moved on to Indiana and then to Iowa. Their first child was born in 1826 in Ohio. Lewis gives his birthplace as PA on census records. I'm wondering if he could connect in any way to the Keisters in Wayne Co. that you have listed.
Name: Glenn Guernsey Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am the great,great,great grandson of Thomas Smith that Smithville was named after
Name: BBR <email@example.com>
Susie-trying to reach you. This is from the 1910 PA Census. The misspellings are on the census:
William S Ramsey
Age: 64 State: PA
Color: W Enumeration District: 0118
Birth Place: Scotland Visit: 0241
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Wife Jannet B 56, Scotland
Daughter Annie 26, Pennsylvania
Daughter Mary 23, Pennsylvania
Daughter Hellen 20, Pennsylvania
Son Robert 17, Pennsylvania
Daughter Grace 15, Pennsylvania
Grandson Willian C 13, Pennsylvania
Name: Peggy Ergle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am searching for information on maternal great-grandparents, William A.and Margaret A. (Davis) Johnston. They married in Cullman Co. Ala. around 1878. William A. was born in Autauga Co.,Ala. around 1852, was probably listed as Johnson on 1860 Autauga Co. census. Does this match anything you have?
Name: Randal Gilbert <email@example.com>
Regarding the information on the 120th Ohio. the camp ford web page is at campford.org , not campfordcsa.org
Name: keith holyfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hey susan its been a long time do you remember me , i see you are still at it hard , i have learned a few new things too e-mial me sometine
Name: Verlie Henderson <email@example.com>
I have tryed to find Lucinda Eldorado Steel parents. she was born in ILL @ 1848. moveds to MO. and Ar.
Name: Thomas Schaefer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
this is Thomas Schaefer from Heimerdingen, Wurttemberg, Germany. I found this page because I looked up in a search engine for "Heimerdingen". There I found at your page some information about a Mrs. Catherine Schaefer, born in March 1831. May be she's an ancestor of me because here in Heimerdingen there's only one family with this surname.
Greetings from Germany,
Name: Tom Cooper <email@example.com>
I have copies of pension records for a brother of my GG grandfather James Cooper -Henry F. Cooper from Doylestown Ohio who was captured with this regiment and spent a year (aprox.) at Camp Ford. Would you be interested in this information? Please let me know-interesting site
Name: Janice L. Teller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am interested in the following surnames: Weninger (Wenninger), Traister (Treaster - Traster),& Durham.
Name: Sage Joyner <email@example.com>
How did you get photos of company members? I am look for similar for Co. D, 23d O.V.I. Also for any genealogical info on members of same. Looking for info on McKinney.
Name: Kathy Hollibaugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
this entire website was awesome. You did a fantastic job. I was looking for DEETER in ohio and was in hopes that you may have one here but you did'nt. Thank you for putting up a site that is easy to navagate in and for a great and successful effort on your part. there are no DEETERS here but I have bookmarked your page so I may look at it again when it comes time to do my own. I want it to be as easy for a beginner as for a expert to get around. Thank you.
Name: Teresa Brandon Robinson <email@example.com>
. VALENTINE HOLYFIELD was born 1669 in ENGLAND, and died 1746 in FAIRFAX CO. VA.. He married ELIZABETH GILLEY. She was born 1677.
(5 Generations later WILLIS HOLIFIELD) (JESSE4, DANIEL3, RALPH2 HOLYFIELD, VALENTINE1) was born 1800 in GEORGIA. He married (2) LYDIA ( ALLA ) FISHER Abt. 1825. She was born 1808 in GEORGIA.
Children of WILLIS HOLIFIELD and LYDIA FISHER are:
i. HENRY6 HOLIFIELD, b. 1826.
ii. WILEY HOLIFIELD, b. 1830; m. L.J. MAYO, March 14, 1851, BUTTS CO. GEORGIA.
iii. MARGARET HOLIFIELD, b. 1837.
iv. JULIA HOLIFIELD, b. 1838.
v. WILLIS HOLIFIELD, b. 1841.
vi. MADISON HOLIFIELD, b. 1843.
vii. JEFFERSON HOLIFIELD, b. 1846.
viii. WM TALMADGE MACK HOLIFIELD, b. November 03, 1848, CLAY CO. ALABAMA; d. April 20, 1934, SPRINGVILLE, ST. CLAIR CO. ALABAMA; m. CAROLINE COLLIE BELLE CHANDLER, June 09, 1878, W.L. CHANDLER'S HOME HER BROTHER REV. W.B. BYNUM; b. March 06, 1851, ASHVILLE ALA. ST. CLAIR CO.; d. July 05, 1936, SPRINGVILLE, ST. CLAIR CO. ALABAMA.
Notes for WM TALMADGE MACK HOLIFIELD:
TALMADGE DIED FROM CHRONIC VALVULAR HEART DISEASE. DOCTOE JAMES A. WATSON SPRINGVILLE ALABAMA. HE IS BURIED AT UNKOWN AT THIS TIME. TALMADGE ACCORDING TO HIS OWN SIGNATURE SPELLED HIS NAME HOLIFIELD. TALMADGE BEING NEPHEW OF ELDRIDGE HOLIFIELD. TALMADGE WAS A GIN FARMER FOR ABT. 10 YEARS.
WM TALMADGE MACK HOLIFIELD: was my great-grandfather!
Would love to know any information I can find about my family history. I have a picture of Talmadge if anyone is interested.
Name: Rayman P. Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I enjoyed your web site, but did not see anything obviously related to the Garvers and Fetzers on Canaan Township in Wayne County, Ohio. If you have anything related to these two families, please let me know via E-mail.
Rayman Richardson, Fairmont, West Virginia
Name: BRIAN JOHNSON <email@example.com>
LOOKING FOR SURRY CTY NC HISTORY
Name: Kathleen M. Trough nee Jolliff <DncnElf@aol.com>
I did visit Wooster to do research over the Thanksgiving Holidays this year. It is a beautiful city with lots of character. I love the houses. I could just imagine the College at the turn of the century. The people were very friendly and helpful. This was the first time I saw an area in a library just for genealogy. Despite the fact that it was small, it contained lots of info and the librarians were great. It's too bad I did not have more information on my family and that they apparently did not do the types of things about which information was kept. I hope to come back in the future.
Name: Julie Johnston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've been looking in Ohio for Johnstons, but I don't think the ones I'm looking for were on your site. My Johnston was Samuel who moved to Michigan with his family. But you have a very nice site.
Name: Donna O'Neill <email@example.com>
This is so facinating! My mother found a picture of who may be a son of Cevilla Steele's but we don't know yet. It was taken in Wooster but would have been after he was an adult living in Nebraska. I said he may have gone home to visit!
Name: Jean (Kuntz) Bowman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I haven't done much research on my family to date other than having a few pieces which were passed along by other relatives. The information here helped fill in some pieces. Henry Kuntz whose Obit.is included here would have been a brother to (I think) my great grandfather. I need to pull out my existing information to put it all together. I grew up near Mt. Vernon, Iowa, as is cited in his obit., and my brother still farms there. It was designated a Centennial Farm (in the same family for 100 years) about 7 or 8 years ago. I would be glad to provide any additional details if anyone is interested.
Name: Jan myers <email@example.com>
My grandfarthers name was Albert B Gill.Droped the Macgill way back when.Would like to find info on the Macgill clan,have already found out that it is a sept of the Macdonald clan,but would like to find out more.My Grandmothers maiden name is Butterfield,thats all I know.My maiden name is Reinhold,Great Grandfather came from Germany,need more info.
Name: Sharon Milliken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My grandfather was Columbus Milton Holyfield. He changed his name to Charles Milton Hollyfield and married Maude Mitchell Davis. They had 8 children. My mother was the youngest daughter, Louise Martin Hollyfield. "Milton's" parents were John Martin Holyfield and Alice Day Humphries. John Martin Holyfield was the son of Valentine and Nancy O'Neil. (I've seen her name also spelled O'Neal. Don't know which is correct). Until I read your postings I knew nothing further except that trying to figure out the lineage of the Holyfields of Surry NC is confusing and frustrating. Thanks to your good works itis a little clearer now. If you want other info on the John Martin Holyfield line I'll be happy to share what I have. I guess I'm a long lost cousin??? Sharon L. Milliken, 1279 Old Colony Rd , Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.
PS. My grandfather"Milton" was an engineer for the Virginian Railroad and lived primarily in Roanoke, Va. for the last half of his life.
Name: Martha Steele Murdock <email@example.com>
I'm looking for info on GEORGE J. STEELE, b. in Pomeroy OH 1860, parents George Steele & Elizabeth Simpson from England. George married Frances G.Estep. I'm stuck with his parents and have little documentation on him & wife either.
ANY help would be appreciated!
Name: kent mock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
i like the flags!! very patriotic
Name: Caryl Williams <email@example.com>
This is a great web site Susie. You are an artist in more ways than one, thanks for being a good friend. Love your pages, always something great and interesting to look at.
Deepest condolences to America at this sad time after the terrible events of September 11th 2001, God Bless you all
I'm researching CARNEY GARVEY FARRELL McMAHONE Dublin Ire - Liverpool ENG HORE/HOARE Co Cork-Liverpool, Birkenhead ENG LEECH/LEACH/LECHE Newcastle Under Lyme Staffs-Cheshire ENG MATTHEWS Shropshire ENG. GORDON Glasgow SCT-Birkenhead ENG, McPHEE CAMERON Greenock SCT
Caryl Williams North Wales UK
Name: Beverly Beck <Fru697@aol.com>
Would like to hear from you. I think there's a connection.
My husbands great grandfather was William Henry Beck, b. May 12, 1852 PA. His mother was Ann Mariah Shadle b. 1834 PA. We cannot find his father who was b. about 1832. We find later that she is in Iowa and m. William Bogart in Nov 1855. However William Henry doesn't come to Iowa to live with his mother until he is 8 years old. We are wondering if his father dies in 1861, or what does happen to that marriage. Ann gives her name as Ann Mariah Beck on her marriage to Bogart. Her obit said her maiden name was Shadle and that William Henry Beck was her son by a former marriage.
I sure hope you can help shed some light on this for us.
My father in law who is passed away was John Henry Beck. He said he was French.
Name: tracy e eytcheson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
while working on a mishler geneology i came across a dan mishler that i couldn't tie to the mishlers family that i was working on i saw your site on a megaspider search and checked it out and to my suprise i was able to link the dan mishler i had found through the beachy family on your site
Name: Lucille Reid Ellis <email@example.com>
Our family has been looking many years for a picture of our grandmother, Ann Bonnar Reid, the sister of Janet Bonnar Ramsay and cannot find one. The picture of Janet Bonnar and her daughters make us think she may have resembled them. They were two years apart in age. We never have found a marriage date for Ann and her husband, Matthew Reid. I love family history but there are so many unknown facts that need a lot of research. You have filled up many holes for our family. I have been doing research on the Sharp family in Clackmannan, Scotland. Are you interested in any of this?
Name: susan tillotson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
mother in law was a mishler. her father was henry jasper,his was john, then solomen, then issac.they came from near erie pa.to marshalltown ind.then to cadillac mich.solomen was in the civil war.
Name: darlene Harvey Shoemaker <email@example.com>
I am the grandaughter of Ida Pearl Steele /d/o of HarrySteele and Barbara Hoover of Saxton Pa. I am trying to gather all the info I can on the Steeles to put the family all together . My parents did the Steeles of Saxton years ago and they did not know of the existance of the George's brothers and where some of his children disappeared. So any help that any one can give is quite welcome with their gedcoms.
Name: Pam Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Interested in looking because my Great Great Aunt kept a scrapbook that had some clippings of the Shoemaker's.
Name: Jeff Fowler <email@example.com>
I am descended as follows and am interested in any information you might be interested in sharing:
Direct Descendants of Johan Koster
1 Johan Koster b: Abt. 1630 d: 1675
.... +Anna Catherine
... 2 Johannes Koster b: Abt. 1665 in Zinswiller, Bas-Rhin, France
......... +Maria Susanna m: 1685
........ 3 Johannes Ludwig Keister b: 29 November 1688 in Zinswiller, Bas-Rhin, France d: 12 July 1747 in Durstel, France
.............. +Maria Susanna Schneider b: 09 November 1695 m: 1717 in Oberbronn Lutheran KB, Bas-Rhin, France d: 12 August 1770 in Durstel, France
............. 4 Johann Ludwig Keister b: 18 September 1723 in Durstel, Bas-Rhin, France d: 1786 in Lehigh Twp., Northampton Co., PA
................... +Eva Christina Antoni b: 12 May 1723 in Durstel, Bas-Rhin, France m: 04 November 1748 in Bettwiller Parish, Durstel, France d: Bet. 1766 - 1768 in Lehigh Twp., Northampton Co., PA
................... 5 Johann Nicholas Kester b: Abt. 1761
........................ 6 Conrad Solomon Kester b: 20 June 1783 d: 15 May 1838 in Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA
.............................. +Mary Mushelman
............................. 7 Joseph Kester b: 1814 in Pennsylvania
................................... +Rebecca Guerdt b: 1814 in Pennsylvania m: 19 April 1835 in Union Lutheran & Reformed Church, Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA
................................... 8 Lydia A. Kester b: 02 March 1845 in Sugar Loaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA d: 31 January 1914 in Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA
......................................... +Joseph Daniel Betz b: 10 April 1845 in Tamanend, Schuylkill Co., PA d: 03 October 1896 in Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA
........................................ 9 Joseph Daniel Betz b: 24 December 1877 in Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA d: 10 December 1960 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA
.............................................. +Eugenia Wilcox b: 07 March 1893 in Philadelphia, PA m: 18 February 1922 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA d: 27 June 1930 in Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA
............................................. 10 Jean Betz b: 20 May 1930 in Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA d: 07 September 1975 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA
................................................... +James Burr Fowler b: 27 December 1926 in Montoursville, Lycoming Co., PA m: 11 September 1948 in St. John's Ev. & Ref. Church, Emmaus, Lehigh Co., PA d: 08 December 1996 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA
.................................................. 11 Jeffrey Burr Fowler b: 21 April 1949 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA
Thanks for you page!
Name: Bob Nordstrand <BobNMi@aol.com>
It is late so I will get back to you. My line is Catherina Keister and Jacob Shupe. Margaret Shupe married a Stephen Gunn in Huron County Ohio in 1823 the area was past of the new Lorain County of 1824. My mother was a Gunn
Name: Ray McLean <raymclean@cableinet,.co.uk>
I found your site while looking for my Johnstone relations that came from Kennet about 1820. See the extract from your site, below. We live about 20 miles from here in Cumbernauld. By the way, Bannockburn is in "Stirling" not "Sterling". I do like the style of your site, it has given me ideas for when I develop mine.
Adam BONNAR, a collier which is a coal miner, was born 20 Oct 1789 in Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland. He died 2 March 1839 in Kennet Village in Scotland.
Name: Doug Sailor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Looking for info on Mishlers
Name: Louise Hollifield O'Connor <Louise049@webtv.net>
I enjoy each time I find any name that might be
remotely connected with my Dad, Charlie James
Hollifield, b.3-30-1902--d.11-13-1965. We know he
had relatives in NC & maybe GA. Some spellings
in the 1800s were different, like the ones you
have listed. Dads parents were James Bryson &
Margaret (Smith) Hollifield; both died in late 20s.
Name: Greville Ramsay <email@example.com>
I came upon your web site by chance today. It is possible that I may have a connection with some of the Ramsays on your site! My Great Grandfather, William Ramsay was born in Limekilns near Dunfermline in the early 19th century. His father was called Thomas Ramsay, and he came from a farm called Dalkieth near Dunfermline. Shortly after my Great Grandfather was born he, Thomas Ramsay, emigrated to the United States and was not heard of again. His son, William, in due course emigrated to Canada where he worked his way up in the Toronto financial world. Having married and now with a large family he returned to Scotland in the early 1870s, settling in the Scottish Borders, where we have lived ever since.
Thomas Ramsay did not marry William's mother, and therefore left for the United States "under a cloud".
I am sending you this e-mail from my office, and am therefore not able to be very exact with dates etc, as these are at home. If you like I will see what details I have. A cousin of mine did a great deal of research into our family a few years ago, and she very kindly sent me a copy of her research. It is a happy coincidence that I married a Fife Girl too. Her family, Wedderburn-Bethune, seem to have settled near St Andrews at about the same time as Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden!
I was fascinated by your web site, and am delighted that the Ramsay family are so well represented across the Atlantic.
Name: Sandra Collier Bowen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Collier's are from Chippewa Township in Wayne Co. They later moved to Medina and Summit Counties. I am trying to find information on Rogues' Hollow in Wayne County.
Name: Lorraine Murphy Glasa <email@example.com>
I am the ggg grand daughter of Joseph Holderfield b 1775 and died in Hickman Co., TN in 1855. grandson (??) to Thomas and Alice Holderfield b Warwicksire, England, died Maryland.
When checking original records at Surry Co., NC the spelling was clearly Holderfield - when transcribed into books the name was recorded as Holifield (or Holyfield)???.. My paternal grandmother was Lillie Belle Holderfield, b 1875 Shady Grove, Hickman Co., TN, died 1943 Bayonne,Hudson Co. NJ. enjoyed your site. Lorraine
Name: Marion Keister-Warr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had been looking for a long time to the brother who came to the colonies with my ancestor, Johann George Phillip Keister. Lewis Ludwig Keister was an illusive guy because of his move west fairly early on. In my search I have found almost all the enclaves of Keisters from the Rhine River valley. There are several in PA, one in W.VA(but at the time it was considered VA), One in Southern VA near Roanoke, and one in GA. When I was looking for my ancestors who moved west, I got them confused with descendents of the other Keisters so I began keeping records on all of them. They may all have been related in Germany, but are very distinct when they reached the soil of the colonies. Your links to the Altmanns were very helpful confirming the names I found one place or another, and giving me information about their marriages and where many of them ended up.
Thank you for sharing!
Marion Keister-Warr (I used to hyphenate my name until I had kids, then it took too long. During my genealogy work, though, I have returned to hyphenating for those purposes.)
Name: Dawn(Voshel)Cronebach <email@example.com>
My maiden name is Voshel. Thought maybe I may be a distant relative.
Name: Janet Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Looking for Christian Walter, died 1938, who was an artist and vice president of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. He is not a relative, but we have a painting done by him and given to my grandfather who lived in Holmes Co. OH (near Wayne Co.)Is Mr. Walter a relative of yours?
Name: Kim Bonnar <email@example.com>
Mt Great Grandfather John Bonnar and my Grandfather, Edward Bonnar (Born 1912)lived in Musselburgh East Lothain. My grandfather married married Annie Russel of Stoneyburn West Lothian in the 1930s. His brothers were James and John. Janet and John are prevelant names in our family. The pcture of John Bonnar on your website was a bis spooky, it was just like looking at my grandad.
Please contact me if you can connect your family with mine as my Father is pretty keen on that sort of stuff.
Name: Pat Jones <JonesInvestigations@msn.com>
I am a descendant of John Holyfield b. circa 1769 in South Carolina married Caley b. circa 1779. Both died in Jones County, Mississippi. John is in the 1810 Chesterfield County, SC census. I do not know the parents of John Holyfield.
Name: wayne arthur holyfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
i am looking any one that might know raymond glover holyfield born about 1912 in mississippi there is one sister known she lives in arcada or shervport louisana raymond died in las vagas in 1984 or 85
any one having information would e-mail me email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Robert E. McCoy <email@example.com>
I'm trying to find the identity of the parents of my gggrandfather, Thomas Franklin MCCOY who married Anna KNOBLE in West Lebanon,OH in 1845. They were both just 22 at that time so I haven't been able to find them in the 1830 or 1840 census or other documents. Her parents lived in Mt. Eaton and I suspect his did also but I can't find the evidence.I shall be visiting Wayne County in a month or two for some more genealogical research. Any suggestions ? Thank you.
Name: Sheila (Holifield) Burgoyne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Found your information interesting. I am descendent of Rev. William Holifield b. 1784 but can't seem to link back to any other ancestry. Thought the Valentine Holyfield tree might be a link because it goes back further to 1600s but can't quite make connection yet. Thought your possible Holderfield original name interesting and possible since Holderfield and Holyfield (with long o) would sound similar to someone writing down information for someone who is illiterate and wouldn't know a spelling error had occurred. My parents feel the Holyfield was changed to Holifield somewhere along the line. Thanks for the info.
Name: Rex Touslee <email@example.com>
Hi Susie !!
We've corresponded before.... Bonnar/Erie, CO. Just found your website. Great stuff !! You're pretty talented at the computer. I'm still plugging along... trying to connect my Christian Alleman(SW 1/4 Sec. 14, Green Twp) to his roots in PA. I have learned that the Gov't. had a land office in Wooster until 1841. Was most of Wayne county patented out of that office ??? Or perhaps the Canton office ?? I have found a Wm.Allman registered in Steubenville and a John Aleman registered in Zanesville but both patents were in Carroll County.
Note the new and slightly changed email address should you want to respond.
Name: James E Ramsay <BoleroJam@aol.com>
My grandfather was Robert W Ramsay, son of William S Ramsay and Janet Bonner Ramsay. My granfather was Helen Ramsay Walter's brother. I am interested in connecting with the Ramsay family ancestors and to gain more information of my family. I have many pictures of the family, but I dont know who they are. Roberts son died before he could tell us who they are. My father was William S Ramsay. My mother remembers Helen Walters visiting our home in Hunker, PA. We would like to get in contact with Helen Walker's daughter, hopefully through mail or phone. Thank you for your time.
Name: betty shoemaker ferree <firstname.lastname@example.org>
was a nice site was hoping to find old reuben and gram's emma shoemaker who died in 1950 smithville was to be buried in wadsworth cemetery but will keep looking ,rueben died in 1926 was a pleasure will be back ,have a happy new year
Name: Ruby Alyeene nee Holyfield <email@example.com>
James b. 1798, NC
Newton b. 1837, Conway County, AR
John Riley b. 1874, Conway County, AR
Emmet Raymond b. 1919, Hattieville, Conway County, AR
Ruby Alyeene b. Hector, Pope County, AR
Name: ed <holderfield>
would appreciate any info on the holderfields. some of the names in my lineage are daniel holderfield, joseph holderfield, william h holderfield, an my greatgrandfather james t monroe holderfield. i cant make the connection to valentine holyfield. can you help. i would be grateful. thanks ed
Name: Pam Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cindrilla Shoemaker and family are included in a scrapbook of obituaries that were kept by my GGAunt Mary Gassett Talent Chambers, who lived in Cove, Union Co. Oregon. They only name that I can "relate" is possibly the Foster family.
Name: Thomas J. McGinnis <email@example.com>
My feminine-side is visiting you, sort of.
My mom is a Smith, yes the Fayette Co., PA ones.
Her mom is a Woods
Her mom was Margaret Herman
Her mom was Elizabeth Keister
Her mom was C.M Altman(n), but by now you know that!
Great pages. -tjm.
Name: Rex Touslee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi.... Nice site with lots of cute stuff. I am a Wayne County, Green Twp researcher also. I spent 4 days in Wooster last month and brought a lot of good info back to Colo. with me. Have digested most of it and discovered a new sibling for my greatgrandfather Samuel Alleman bn. 1841, probably on the farm NW1/4 Sec. 16 (?).. don't have those notes with me. His father, Christian Alleman must have arrived in Green Twp. sometime around 1835. He died in 1843 and is buried with his wife Lydia(Hershey-Harshey) in the Kapp-Gish Cem along Rd. 145. Samuel showed Orrville as his birthplace on the few records that he left behind including his service in the 16th Ohio Volunteer Inf.
I am very interested in the history of Green Twp. in that era and would like to correspond with anyone with the same interest. I have some materials that I can share.
I am temporarily in TX until 12/1 so will not be able to access my home email but will monitor my dtrs. account at:
Hope to hear from someone.....
Name: Mary Lou Hazelrigg <email@example.com>
Have a JERIAH JOHNSON/JOHNSTON (b.1781 NJ) who came to Jefferson CO.OH by 1806 with brother John. Parents were Abraham & Rebekah (Casebeer/Kaisbier)JOHNSTON. Abraham's will proved in 1798 Wash.CO., PA. Brothers were: Samuel, Uriah, Amariah, John. My Jeriah came to Putnam Co., IN in 1839 or 1840.
Name: ed holderfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
traced my ancestors back to valentine holyfield who lived in MD in 1720-21. he later moved to va and his descendants went to the carolinas from there they they moved farther westward southward. my ancestors (direct linkage) from nc tenn ark and okla. most of the info i have was provided by a William J. Hollifield of Townson,Md. he wrote my aunt in 1978 an sent her the info. said he had been doing research on the name since 1960 an most of the info he traveled the country to gather. its always intresting to communicate with other holderfields. enjoyed your page an would be good to hear from you best regards ed
Name: Ray Saunders <email@example.com>
surfed on 'Jacob Steele' but don't think he's my GGF...yours was in OH, mine in western NY...
Like your site, will visit again when I have more time...
Name: Steven Farmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My grandmother is Rosa Holderfield who married Garl (Nick) Farmer.
My father is Deck Farmer if you have been to the Holderfield/Farmer family reunions of 10 or so years ago you probably meet him and possibly myself.
Thank you so very much for all the very wonderful details you gave on the Holderfield family.
Name: Dixie L. Allen White <email@example.com>
A Cousin told me about your website, it is great. My GGgrandfather was Lewis Walters. It is great to meet new relatives, I have been in contact with so many while searching my family history on all sides. Keep up the good work on the website it is great.
Name: Bill Strickler <billstrickler>
I lived in Smithville from 1952 until 1974. My mother Gertrude Strickler still lives at 331 East Main Street.
Name: Darlene Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My great-great grandparents were Lewis Keister Walter and Mary Ann Wilford. I recently secured a copy of the book The History of the Walter and Keister Descendants. Incidentally, I forgot to mention that Nancy Minerva Walter was my great-grandmother.
Have a great day! Darlene Allen
Name: Ginny Bagley <email@example.com>
I am a Great great great granddaughter to Christian and Margaretha (Keister) Walter.
My Line is as follows -
Lewis K. Walter married to Maryann Wilford
Nancy M. Walter married to Clinton Elbride Allen
Samuel Joseph Allen married to Mina Eldora Peterson
Arnold Ray Allen married to June Margaret Schlosser
Virginia June (Ginny) Allen Bagley thats me
Enjoyed every thing you have done.
I have a old picture of Amos Walter and I think his brothers and sisters ?? On the back of it says (Mother Allens People). Amos is older than the picture that you have on the net. We could exchange info and maybe you can help identify the others.
Will be waiting to hear from you.
Name: Jo Ann Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My cousin found your website, and told me about it. Was so happy to find information on Walters. Lewis Walter was my great great grandfather. Are you a relative?
Name: Eva Addis Garwood <email@example.com>
Hi, stopped by your page to check out the Keister side. Trying to tie Samuel Keister abt 1825, and his wife Lucinda Gray to a family and have had no success. Was suprised to see Steele listed here. The other side of my family was Charles Henry Steele and Mary Ann McCoy, they were from Logan Co, Ohio. Could there be a connection? I was told he was from Pa (no records found) but his death notice said Vermont. He was b: 1858 and died 5/18/1936 in Whitley County, Indiana. His father is reported to be Charles Steele that married a Mary Tredro also reported as fredro. Do any of these names ring a bell. Thank you. I will be gone for the next 2 weeks but if you can offer any help....