Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summary of my 16 GG Grandparents for my 23 and me 3rd cousins:


  1. Hiram Nathaniel Davis- born Feb.15,1825 in Jennings Co., IN., died June 14, 1898, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana. Had 10 children with Mary Ann Crutchfield; Charles Richard Davis, William Jefferson Davis, Mary Elizabeth Davis Grubb Talton, Hezekiah Davis, Eliza Ann "Annie" Davis Tener, Maggie {died age 2}, James Kemper Sherman Davis, George Washington Davis, Clara Ellen Davis Mount, and John Martin Davis. Hiram served in the Civil War, Union, Co. F Indiana infantry. He injured his shoulder at Vicksburg.
  1. Mary Ann Crutchfield – born Sept. 10, 1831 in Russellville, Putnam Co., IN., died  Jan. 26, 1904, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana
  1. Seneca Wilcox – born April 1, 1808, Orwell, Addison Co., Vermont, died March 19, 1878 Dawn, Livingston Co., Missouri. Seneca had 4 children with his first wife, Sarah Harrison; Rosanna Wilcox, Mary Susan Wilcox and Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Wilcox, none of them ever married, and Lorenzo D. Wilcox.  Seneca had 3 daughters with Nancy Christison; Lavina "Vina" Wilcox Bloom, Luevicia "Lou" Wilcox Hanna Hamilton Davis, Elizabeth Catherine "Kate " Wilcox Gibson Runion. Nancy moved to Indiana after Seneca's death and married Samuel Wyatt, the girls all lived in Indiana, Lou in Ladoga, IN., Vina in Huntington Co., IN. and Kate in Hendricks Co., IN., Lavina had 7 children, Lou had 7 children and Kate had 9 children. 
  1. Nancy Christison – born Feb. 10, 1832, Casey Co., Kentucky, died Oct. 3, 1908, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana. Nancy was married first to Adam Haynes, don't know if she had any children with him. 
  1. James Henry Day – born Feb. 20, 1850, Marion Co., IN., died Jan. 20, 1910, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., Indiana. James had 9 children, 3 with his first wife, Sarah McCoy; Elizabeth Day, Flora Belle Day Toole, Henry L. Day, Sarah died not too long after birth of Henry. James married Nancy Ellen Steen second. He had 6 with Nancy; Maggie Lawton, Andrew Harrison Day, James Ernest Day, Cora Leona Day, infant that died young, and 1 unknown. 
  1. Nancy Ellen Steen – born Feb. 4, 1864, Indiana, died Nov. 23, 1938 Zionsville, Boone Co., Indiana. Married Ed Mundy after death of James Henry Day.
  1. David Henry Chaney {changed name, not legally, to John Henry Morris}- born March 22, 1849 Greene Co., Ohio, died Feb. 8, 1928, Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana. David had 7 children from his marriage to Lucy Janes; Ida Chaney Warnock, Minnie Chaney Straley, Bertha Chaney Vannorsdall Crow Adsit {she died age 100}, Anna Mary Chaney Resler, Emma Chaney Griffith, David Chaney {died before age 21}, and Gertie Chaney Flax. He never divorced Lucy,  he moved to Indiana and went by John Henry Morris, he had 6 children with Elizabeth Kinnaman; Grover Morris, Ervin Morris, Nellie Morris Lewis, Goldie Morris Day Silvers, Henry Morris, and Leroy Morris. 
  1. Elizabeth Della Kinnaman – born July 3, 1865, Ross Co., Ohio, died March 23, 1947, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana 

  1. Joseph Henry Long- born March 22, 1862, Clintwood, Wise Co., VA., died May 18, 1942, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana. He had 10 children with Lucy Conkright; Samuel Long, Wilburn Long, Alice Long Kirby, Harry Long, Lillian Long Gifford, Mary Long Moore, Peggy Long Hall, Isham Long, Harvey Long and Dorothy Long Weir. Lucy died a few days after giving birth to Dorothy. Joseph married widow, Bettie Smith Kirby, they had a short marriage, that ended in divorce, he then married widow, Alice Flowers Showalter Greenway Sperry. He was married to her for 18 years. He didn't have any children with Bettie or Alice.
  1. Lucy Conkright – born July 18, 1866, Montgomery Co., KY., died March 11, 1907, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana 
  1. James Powers- born May 3, 1851 Morgan Co., KY., died March 17, 1922, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana. He had 7 children with Emily Frisby; Sarah Elizabeth Powers Stull, Samuel Turner Powers, Alvin Powers, Lou Ella Powers Long, Merttie Powers Long, Franklin Howard Powers and Beatrice Powers Trump.
  1. Emily Jane Frisby – born Dec. 24, 1856, Bath Co., KY., died Feb. 22, 1944, Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana 
  1. Joseph Butler Rivers – born May 22, 1848, Green Co., KY., died  Dec. 17, 1920, Montgomery Co., Indiana. He had 7 children with Emily Sullivan; Livonia Rivers{died as infant}, Henry W. Rivers, Minnie Grace Rivers Suitors, Joseph Hardin Rivers, Mary Elizabeth Rivers Smith, Robert Stallard Rivers, and Nannie Lutitia Rivers Keller.
  2. Emily Hardin Sullivan – born Jan. 18, 1847, Green Co., KY., died June 9, 1914, Montgomery Co., Indiana 
  1. George Washington Simms – born Sept. 12, 1842 Tippecanoe Co., IN., died Aug. 28, 1916, Montgomery Co., Indiana. He had 9 children with Jane Johnson; Idella Simms {died young}, Sherman Simms, Labon Simms, Frank Simms, Emma Simms {died young}, Etta Mae Simms Rivers, Homer Simms, Cleveland M. Simms {died at 2 from spinal meningitis}, and Otis Simms {died young}. George served in Union army in civil war, 20th battery Indiana, his records state at age 20 he was 6 feet tall, brown hair, grey eyes, he was stationed at Bridgeport, Alabama, he lost his hearing in the war. He filled out a form for the army in 1900 stating he had 9 children, but only 7 living and listed them and marked the ones that were deceased. He died on his 50th wedding anniversary and Jane's 74th  Birthday from a heart attack, while in town transacting business with W.A. Swank, loan officer. His wife and family were planning a surprise anniversary party, and his death was a big shock to them all, even though he was being treated for heart problems.
  1. Phebe Jane Johnson – born Aug. 28, 1842 Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN., died June 8, 1918, Alamo, Montgomery Co., Indiana. Jane had a child before her marriage to George Simms. Mary Arlene Johnson Taylor. Mary's death record says her father was Abner Johnson. I know Jane's maiden was also Johnson as she states in George's pension records she has went my name Jane Johnson since a child, and she is listed in all her Johnson siblings obituaries, so I don't know if she was ever married to Abner Johnson.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Our American Revolutionary War Patriots

For July 4th I wanted to put up a list of our Revolutionary War Patriots. My kids have a total of  42 that I know about. Most of mine had ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Holland.  My husband's had ancestry in Germany and Switzerland {Maternal} and Scotland, Ireland, and England {Paternal}. 
Our  American Revolutionary Patriots: 21 total,
 My Maternal side:
  1. Edward Parker – Booneborough, KY., was living at Boonesbourough when he signed up. Pension Papers, SAR, Bible Records, Will, lived in Eastern Kentucky after the War, Bath, Madison, Montgomery. 
  2. William Long - Lieutenant, Rockingham Co., Virginia
  3. Robert Hill -  Captain, Stokes Co., North Carolina, SAR
  4. George Reeves - Lieutenant, Montgomery Co., Virginia, first singed up under Capt. John Cox,  SAR, pension records, Will. 
  5. Richard Burton - Virginia
  6. Herculuis Conkright – North Carolina, moved there from Tarrytown, New York, his great grandparents came from Holland to New Amsterdam.
  7. Robert Garrett - Prince William Co.,Virginia, DAR, pension records,  states in pension records he signed up as private in spring of 1777 under Capt. Harrison and Colonel was Major Ramsey for 4 months, then for 9 months was under Capt. Helms and Colonel George Rodgers Clarke, was in Col. Clarke's expedition to the Illinois Country and states he captured a British Governor in the territory of Illinois.
  8. James Prunty -  Henry Co.,Virginia, was born in Ireland. 
  9. Joshua Short - Pittsylvania Co.,Virginia,  Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, was at Valley Forge in winter of 1777/78 with General Washington, moved to Green Co., KY. after the war, in his later years moved to Menard Co., IL. where some of his children had moved. On Aug. 20, 1836 he had his will drawn up by Abraham Lincoln. He died a few years later. SAR, DAR, Revolutionary pension records, will.
  10. Joseph Farris - Pittsylvania Co., Virginia , grandparents born Scotland.
  11. Jonathan Payne - Bedford Co., Pennsylvania
  12. Presley Simms/Symmes -  Stafford Co.,Virginia, was stationed on the Potomac and marched for 50-60 miles up and down the river to guard the coast and shipping {from his pension records}, DAR, SAR.
  13. Richard Simms-  too old  to serve, but furnished 200 pounds beef to Virginia Militia.
Lt. George Reeves, George Reeves Cemetery, Grayson Co., VA.
Photo courtesy of DR Sheppard/
Joshua Short, Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard Co., Illinois
courtesy Lee Hillard/
Presley George Simms, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,  Montgomery Co., IN.

My Paternal:
  1. Nicholas Crutchfield - Goochland Co.,Virginia, Battle of Yorktown.
  2. John Owen - Montgomery Co.,Maryland, Battle of Germantown under General Washington, was at Valley Forge in winter of 1777/78 under General Washington. Grandparents came from Wales to Maryland, he moved to Clark Co., KY. after the war with his 2 brothers. SAR, DAR, pension records, will.
  3. Francis Tillman Cullom - Montgomery Co.,Maryland
  4. Abel Wilcox - Killingworth, Middlesex Co.,Connecticut, served at the East Haven Alarm on July 7, 1779. His GG grandparents came from England to New England on the Planter in 1635, most all of his ancestors from England to New England in the 1630's, DAR
  5. Rev. Josiah Stevens - Connecticut, Battle of Bennington, Aug. 6, 1777, at Fort Ticonderoga. Was a Congregational Minister at Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire after the War. His great grandparents and all of his 2x great grandparents came from England to New England. DAR, SAR
  6. William Horney -5th Maryland Regiment, Capt. William Riley, DAR, SAR
  7. Daniel Murley -Augusta Co., Virginia, his father was born in Ireland.
  8. Perez Chipman- furnished supplies to the North Carolina Militia which he received land grant for. His great and 2x great grandparents came over on the Mayflower, SAR, DAR.
William Horney, Bellbrook Cemetery, Bellbrook, Green Co., Ohio
Photo courtesy of Michael Harrison/

Joe’s American Revolutionary Patriots: 21 total,
1.Peter Ginther - Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania, parents born Germany, Moravian Religion
2.Felix Fenner - Northampton Co.,Pennsylvania, Capt. Jacob Claters, his grandparents born in Switzerland.
3.Christopher Demuth - Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, grandparents born in Czech Republic, Moravian Religion, ancestor of Barbara Pierce Bush and George W. Bush
4. John Frederick Romig - Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, parents born Heidelberg, Germany, Moravian Religion.
5. Isaac Borroway -  Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania, 3rd co., 7th battalion, Capt. Thomas Robinson, Moravian Religion.
6. Samuel VanHook - Washington Co., VA., 1777-1780, Battle of King's Mountain.
7. Thomas Higgason- Hanover Co.,Virginia, at age 16, served as minute man in 1776, served 2 or 3 times at Willamsburg as substitute for others, states he served about 14 months, also states that he thought it was Patrick Henry's brother in law who was in charge of the Minute Man. Received Pension March 1831.
8.Adam Linn- Pennsylvania, parents born Ireland.
9. James Skiles - Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania
10. William Herron- Cumberland Co., PA., Capt. Alex Peebles, co. 4
11. John Coombs- Bedford Co., PA., 1st battalion, Beford Co., PA. Militia

Memorial in Honor of Tuscarawas  Co., Ohio soldiers of the Revolution., Christopher Demuth, Peter Ginther and Christopher's brother, Gottlieb Demuth.

Peter Ginther, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Isaac Borroway, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio

Christopher Demuth, Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio

  1. George Proctor - Albemarle Co.,Virginia, served on the James River, not a proven ancestor yet.
  2. John Lawrence - Dutchess Co., New York, was born in Connecticut, was Minister of First Baptist Church in Pawling, New York, before, during and after war, moved to Virginia and had a Baptist Church there.
  3. David Carson - New Jersey, father born Ireland, grandparents born Scotland.
  4. Ebenezer Fairchild - North Carolina, Battle of King's Mountain
  5. Richard Crooks - Washington Co., PA., parents born Scotland.
  6. John Craig – Captain in  New Jersey, grandparents born Scotland.
  7. Zebulon Baird – Monmouth Co., New Jersey, parents born Scotland.
  8. John McCloud - Virginia
  9. John Lewellen - Pennsylvania
  10. David Brenneman- Lancaster Co., PA., grandparents born Switzerland and Germany, Mennonite.
John Craig, Jacksonburg Cemetery Evangelical Unit, Jacksonburg, Butler Co., Ohio
Photo courtesy D.L. DeChant/