Michael Kinsel (1759-1850) and Nancy Lane (1774-1865)

Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for both Michael and Nancy.

Michael Kinsel was born in Virginia in 1759. His parents are unknown.

Nancy Lane was born in 1774 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She is the daughter of William Lane and Nancy Allen. William Lane served in the American Revolution with the 10th Virginia Regiment. William participated in two Georgia Land Lotteries, which distributed Creek Indian lands to white settlers. He had 2 draws in the 1807 lottery and won one lot in Morgan County (at the time, Baldwin County). Lots were 202 acres. He participated in the 1827 lottery, earning two draws based on his service in the American Revolution. He drew land in Troup County and land in Lee County. He sold his Morgan County land to his son William Lane Jr.

Michael and Nancy married in 1789 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

The 1790 and 1800 US Census for Fauquier County, Virginia isn’t available.

On the 1810 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 9 in the household: 3 males under age 10 (Martin was 1, William was 4, John was 13); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 51); 1 female under age 10 (Margaret was 7); 3 females age 10-15 (Nancy was 10, Polly was 14, and Elizabeth was 16); 1 female aged 26-44 (Nancy was 36).

On the 1820 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (Thomas was 6 and George was 8); 2 males aged 10-15 (Martin was 11 and William was 14); 1 male aged 16-25 (John was 23); 1 male aged 45 and over (Michael was 61); 1 female under age 10 (Catherine was 1); 3 females aged 10-15 (I believe the tally should have been in the 16-26 column because Margaret was 17, Nancy was 20, and Polly was 24); 1 female aged 45 and over (Nancy was 46).

On the 1830 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14 (Thomas was 16); 1 male aged 15-19 (George was 18); 1 male aged 60-69 (Michael was 71); 1 female aged 10-14 (Catherine was 11); 1 female aged 50-59 (Nancy was 56).

On the 1840 US Census, Michael Kinsel was head of a household in Pike, Perry County, Ohio. There were 6 in the household: 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 male aged 80-89 (Michael was 81); 1 female under age 5; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 60-69 (Nancy was 66).

Michael died September 5, 1850. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1850 US Census, widowed Nancy, age 76, lived in Madison, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Frances, her husband James Daymude, and their children.

On the 1860 US Census, Nancy was 86 and lived in Pike, Perry County, Ohio with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Harper and their child.

Nancy died in January of 1865. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Michael Kinsel and Nancy Lane:

Elizabeth Kinsel – Elizabeth was born October 10, 1794 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married Thomas Harper on March 21, 1811. Thomas served in the War of 1812 and was a Baptist minister. They had 12 children. She died October 29, 1876 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. Her obituary says that she lost 2 sons and 4 grandsons in the Civil War. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary “Polly” Kinsel – Polly was born around 1795 or 1796 in Virginia. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Kinsel – John is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Frances “Nancy” Ann Kinsel – Nancy was born on February 17, 1800 in Loudoun County, Virginia. She married James Fenton Daymude on January 9, 1827 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had 3 children. She died on October 17, 1871 in Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Kinsel – Margaret was born in about 1803 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Francis Kirkpatrick on December 25, 1820 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She died around 1833. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Kinsel – William was born in 1806 in Virginia. He married Frances Lewis on December 29, 1829 in Fauquier County, Virginia. They had one child. It is not known when he died, but Frances remarried in 1841. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martin Kinsel – Martin was born on May 9, 1809 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Ogg. They had 5 children. He died on July 5, 1887 in Vinton County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Washington Kinsel –  George was born on January 11, 1812 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Mary Johnson and they had 7 children. He died on June 6, 1901 in Edina, Knox County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Albert Kinsel – Thomas was born July 24, 1814 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Minerva Sykes. They had 13 chidren. He died on April 28, 1881 in New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Catherine Ann Kinsel – Catherine was born September 27, 1819 in Virginia. She married Thomas Rush. They had 10 children. She died on August 20, 1885 in Clay County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jeremiah Hampton (1792-1854) and Pamelia Worster (1801-1885)

Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

Jeremiah Hampton was born in about 1792 (maybe 1794) in Fauquier County, Virginia. He is the son of Joseph Hampton and Mary Hathway. Read about them here.

Pamelia Worster was born January 19, 1801. She is the daughter of John Worster and Sarah Elizabeth Thomas. John fought in the American Revolution. Read about them here.

Jeremiah fought in the War of 1812 with the Virginia Militia.

Jeremiah and Pamelia were married on September 7, 1815.

On the 1820 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. There were 7 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (probably Andrew as an infant); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jeremiah was 28); 1 female under age 10 (Mary was 1); 1 female aged 16-25 (Pamelia was 19); 1 male slave aged 14-25; 1 female slave under age 14; 1 female slave aged 14-25.

On the 1830 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Fauquier County, Virginia. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Andrew was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Jeremiah was 38); 1 female aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 female aged 10-14 (Mary was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Pamelia was 29); 1 male slave under age 10.

The family moved to Ohio, where slavery was outlawed. On the 1840 US Census, Jeremiah headed a household in Gratiot, Licking County, Ohio. There were 5 in the family: 1 male under age 5 (could be Francis as a newborn); 1 male aged 10-14 (Andrew was 11); 1 male aged 40-49 (Jeremiah was 48); 1 female aged 5-9 (Sarah was 6); 1 female aged 30-39 (Pamelia was 39).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Hopewell, Licking County, Ohio. Jeremiah was 58 and worked as a butcher. Pamelia was 50. Four children were at home: Andrew, age 21; Sarah, age 17; Francis, age 11; and Susan “Jennie”, age 5.

Jeremiah died on December 19, 1854. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, Pamelia was age 69 and a widow. She lived in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois with daughter Jane, age 16; married daughter Sarah Porter, age 25; Sarah’s husband Samuel, age 30, a farmer; and their children Emma, age 3; Laura, age 1. Pamelia’s occupation is “domestic.”

On the 1880 US Census, Pamelia was age 79. She lived in Norman, McLean County, Illiniois, with daughter Jennie Bowles, age 35; Jennie’s husband Henry Bowles, age 35; and their son Oscar, age 8.

Pamelia died on September 26, 1885 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The known children of Jeremiah Hampton and Pamelia Worster:

Mary Alcinda Hampton – Mary was born on October 2, 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia. She married Thomas Landes in Ohio. He was a farmer and carpenter. They had 6 children. She died April 23, 1904 in Norman, McLean County, Illinois. Her obituary says that she is the oldest of 12 children, with only her youngest sister Jennie surviving her. Census records on the family indicate the possibly of only 2 unidentified children, who would have been born between 1820 and 1830, and died prior to 1840. Perhaps 5 more siblings were born and died without ever showing up on a census.

Andrew Hampton – Andrew was born about 1829 in Ohio. The sources I have for Andrew are the 1850 US Census, plus mention of him being the son of this couple on Find A Grave and Ancestry.com family trees. It is said that Andrew married Sarah Ann Porter, and they had 4 children. I can find no record. He died prior to 1904 when older sister Mary died.

Sarah Louisa Hampton – Sarah was born in November 22, 1834. She married Samuel Porter, a farmer, on May 30, 1854 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They had 8 children. She died January 30, 1901 in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Francis M. “Frank” Hampton – Frank is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Susan Jane “Jennie” Hampton – Jennie was born about 1845 in Ohio. She married Henry Bowles. They had 3 children, but only one lived long enough to appear on a census. Jennie died on June 17, 1925 in Los Angeles County, California. She lived there with her son Oscar.

Moses Pruitt (1786-1839) & Phoebe Williams (1781-1858)

Moses Pruitt and Phoebe Williams are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents.

Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for Moses and Phoebe and both of Phoebe’s parents.

Moses Pruitt was born April 18, 1786 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. His parents were Moses Pruitt and Rachel Spillman. I’ve found a lot of conflicting information about the family, and I’m not sure how many children they had. It’s possible that the father’s name was Morris and his nickname was Moses. It’s also possible that further along the Pruitt line, Todd’s 9X Great Grandfather was Abraham Lincoln’s 5X Great Grandfather. Fun if it’s true, and I’ll let you know if I ever chase this lead.

Phoebe Williams was born in 1781 in Virginia. Her parents were Simon Williams and Polly Ann Bennett. Phoebe was the second oldest of their 14 children. The family moved to Rowan County, North Carolina and then to Kentucky before ending up in Indiana, being some of the earliest settlers in Posey County.

On the 1800 US Census, Moses was 14 and living in the household of his father, Moses Pruitt, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Moses and Phoebe were married on June 3, 1805 in Warren County, Kentucky.

On the 1810 US Census, Moses was head of a household in Warren County, Kentucky. There were 4 in the household: 2 males under age 10 (John was 4 and William was 3); 1 male aged 16-24 (Moses was 24); 1 female aged 16-24 (Phoebe was 29).

Moses served in the 14th Regiment of the Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812.

On the 1820 US Census, Moses headed a household in Pigeon, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 8 in the household: 1 male under age 10 (Simon was 7); 2 males aged 10-15 (William was 13 and John was 14); 1 male aged 26-44 (Moses was 34); 3 females under age 10 (Martha was 5, Mary was 8, and Emalina was 10); 1 female aged 26-44 (Phoebe was 39).

On the 1830 US Census, Moses headed a household in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 9 in the household: 1 male aged 15-19 (Simon was 17); 1 male aged 40-49 (Moses was 44); 2 females under age 5 (both unknown); 2 females aged 5-9 (Juliet was 8 and Phoebe Elizabeth was 10); 2 females aged 15-19 (Martha was 15 and Mary was 18); 1 female aged 40-49 (Phoebe was 49).

Moses died April 6, 1839 in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

On the 1840, widowed Phoebe was head of a household in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. There were 5 in the household: 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 20-29 (Phoebe Elizabeth was 20); 1 female aged 50-59 (Phoebe was 59.) All of Phoebe’s children were married except for Phoebe Elizabeth, who would marry the next year.

On the 1850 US Census, Phoebe was 66 and lived in Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana with her daughter Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt Montgomery, her husband Samuel, and their 4 children.

Phoebe is thought to have died on June 18, 1858 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

The 8 children of Moses Pruitt and Phoebe Williams:

John Pruitt – John was born June 5, 1806. He married Mahala Green on October 5, 1826 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and they had 3 children. He married Elizabeth Holcomb on August 10, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and they had 9 children. He married Sarah Boucher Spillman Williams on February 24, 1863 in DeWitt County, Illinois, and they had 2 children. He died February 28, 1874. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Pruitt – William was born December 1, 1807 in Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Spain on March 14, 1830 in Gibson County, Indiana. They farmed and had 6 children. He died May 10, 1870. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Emalina Pruitt – Emalina was born in 1810. She married William Cordian Wassan. They farmed and had at least 8 children. She died August 8, 1885. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary E. Pruitt – Mary was born May 18, 1812 in Gibson County, Indiana. She married Isaiah Wilkinson on June 20, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 10 children. She died December 12, 1872 in Posey County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Simon Pruitt – Simon was born March 6, 1813 in Gibson County, Indiana. He married Lucy Ann Broyles on June 15, 1837 in Posey County, Indiana. They farmed and had 5 children. After Lucy’s death, he married Mary E. Gray on November 9, 1851 in Posey County, Indiana. They farmed and had 6 children. He died January 19, 1892 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Pruitt – Martha was born December 4, 1815 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Martha married Prettyman Marvel Montgomery on December 1, 1837 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 6 children. She died May 18, 1850 in Gibson County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Phoebe Elizabeth Pruitt – Phoebe is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here. (Sisters Martha and Phoebe married brothers Prettyman and Samuel Montgomery.)

Juliet Pruit – Juliet was born February 14, 1822. She married Absolom Redman on October 16, 1839 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. They had 14 children. She died February 2, 1892. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Busby (1774-1853) & Agnes Wisner (1778-1855)

John Busby & Agnes Wisner are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. There’s a page from their family Bible available on Ancestry.com which lists their birth and death dates, and those of their children.

John Busby was born on February 15, 1774 in Baltimore County, Maryland. His parents are John Busby (1750-1791) & Edith Price (1755-1830). Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

Agnes Wisner was born May 10, 1778 in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her parents are Mathias Wisner and Sarah Mannon. Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

John & Agnes married in about 1795 based on the birth of their first child.

John Busby is one of the earliest settlers of Harrison County, Ohio, arriving in 1805. John came with his mother, as his father had died young.

It is said that John served in War of 1812 but I haven’t found records.

I can’t find the family on the 1810 US Census. On the 1820 US Census, John is head of a household of 11 in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. 2 males under age 10; 1 male aged 10-15; 1 male 45 and over; 4 females under age 10; 2 females aged 16-25; 1 female aged 26-44. John’s mother Edith is enumerated with her own household.

On the 1830 US Census, John’s household is still in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. It totals 11: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 50-59; 1 female aged 5-9; 2 females aged 10-14; 3 females aged 15-19; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 50-59.

On the 1840 US Census, John’s household is still in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. It totals 6: 2 males aged 30-39; 1 male aged 60-69; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 40-49; 1 female aged 60-69.

On the 1850 US Census, the family is enumerated for the last time. John was 70 and Agnes was 73. Also in the home were their son Abraham Busby, age 36; his wife Elizabeth Busby, age 30; grandson John B. Busby, age 1; and John’s sister Huldah Busby, age 60.

John died December 10, 1853. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Agnes died March 12, 1855. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 14 children of John Busby & Agnes Wisner:

Sarah Busby – Sarah was born on January 9, 1796. She married Edward Healea in about 1815. They had at least 9 children. She died March 12, 1889.

Rachel Busby – Rachel was born on July 24, 1797. She married David Smith on May 21, 1818 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 9 children. She died in 1880 in Richland County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Belinda Busby – Belinda was born on October 14, 1799. She married Nathaniel Baker on November 11, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 6 children. Her husband’s probate records are available on Ancestry.com but I can’t find any further record of Belinda.

Edee Busby – Edee is Todd’s 3X Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Elizabeth “Betsey” Ann Busby – Betsey Ann was born on January 1, 1804. She married David Bricker on October 14, 1845 in Harrison County, Ohio.  They had 1 child. She died February 28, 1883 in Gallia County, Ohio.  Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Wisner Busby – John was born on March 28, 1806. He married Anna Merryman in April of 1826. They had 14 children. He died December 26, 1870 in Harrison County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Ann “Polly” Busby – Polly was born January 10, 1808. She married John McCombs on December 23, 1834 in Harrison County, Ohio. John was a carpenter. They had 8 children. They moved to Iowa in 1863 with their 7 living children. She died on November 17, 1890. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Dorcas Busby – Dorcas was born March 30, 1810. She married Aaron Conaway in 1833. They had 10 children. She died on January 20, 1901. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna Busby – Anna was born February 27, 1812. I have no further record of her.

Abraham H. Busby – Abraham was born on January 22, 1814. He married Elizabeth Marshall on May 18, 1848. They had 6 children. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Deborah Busby – Deborah was born June 5, 1816. She married Albert Singhaus in 1838. They had 8 children, and he died in about 1855. The last record I have of her is the 1900 US Census.

Jane T. Busby – Jane was born April 21, 1818. She married William Strausbaugh on March 24, 1840 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 10 children. She died November 3, 1905 in Morgan Township, Gallia County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Isaac Busby – Isaac Busby was born April 7, 1820. He died October 3, 1847.

Harriet Busby – Harriet was born on January 6, 1824. She married Levi Atkinson in 1848. She died March 26, 1849.

Zachariah Baker (1770-1841) & Susanna Washburn (1771-1849)

Zachariah Baker & Susanna Washburn are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. We know we are tracking the right line because Todd’s dad Lanny’s DNA puts him in the Zachariah Baker DNA Circle at Ancestry.com.

Zachariah Baker was born November 12, 1770 in Maryland. His parents are Zebediah Baker & Cassandra Evans. Their Find A Grave memorials are here and here.

Susanna Washburn was born December 17, 1771 in Pennsylvania. Her parents are Nathaniel Washburn & Christine Shafer. It is said that Nathaniel served in the Revolutionary War and also in the War of 1812, when he was over 70 years old. See their Find A Grave memorials here and here.

Zachariah served as a Private in Ford’s Regiment of Militia, Territory South of the Ohio, commanded by William Miles, for the month of May, 1794.

Zachariah and Susanna married in about 1794 according to the birth of their first child. They bought 50 acres of land in Brooke County, Virginia and they sold that land in 1806 to move to Jefferson County, Ohio. Zachariah was named on the first grand jury in Harrison County, Ohio (which was created from Jefferson County) in 1811.

Zachariah served in the War of 1812 as a Lieutenant in Bevier’s Battalion, New York Militia. Zachariah and Susanna had 12 children at the time of his service, and would eventually have 2 more.

On the 1820 US Census, Zachariah was head of a household in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 13 in the household: 4 males under age 10; 2 males aged 10-14; 2 males aged 45 and over; 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 10-14; 2 females aged 45 and over.

On the 1830 US Census, Zachariah was still head of a household in Archer, Harrison County, Ohio. There were 8 in the household: 1 male aged 10-14; 2 males aged 15-19; 2 males aged 20-29; 1 male aged 50-59; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 50-59.

On the 1840 US Census, Zachariah was head of a household in Perry, Carroll County, Ohio. There were 3 in the household: 1 male aged 70-79; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 60-69.

Zachariah Baker died on December 19, 1841 in Carroll County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here. His probate records are available at Ancestry.com. His will, written a month before his death, lists his wife Susan and his children Otho William Baker, Cassa Muckelroy, Elizabeth English, Christina Endley, Zachariah Baker, Eli Baker, Evan Baker, Samuel Baker, Abraham Baker, James Harvey Baker, John Baker, and Zabe Baker, grandson Zachariah Baker (son of Nathaniel), and granddaughter Peggy Smith.

Susanna died March 21, 1849 in Carroll County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 14 children of Zachariah Baker & Susanna Washburn, as listed in his will:

Cassandra Baker – Cassandra was born about 1795 in Virginia. She married James Samuel McIlroy on November 21, 1816, and they had 11 children. She died January 27, 1852 in Union County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial here.

Nathaniel Baker – Nathaniel was born in 1796 in West Virginia. He married Belinda Busby on November 11, 1819 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 6 children. He died in August of 1883 in Richland, Ohio. His probate records are available at Ancestry.com.

Zachariah Baker – Zachariah was Todd’s 3x great grandfather. Read about him here.

Susanna Baker – Susanna was born between 1797 and 1801 in Virginia. She married George Smith on February 12, 1818 in Harrison County, Ohio. Their daughter Peggy Smith was mentioned in Susanna’s father’s will in 1841 so Susanna died prior to that.

Evan/Iven Baker – Iven was born August 2, 1800 according to his tombstone. (I’m skeptical because his brother Zebedee was born in July 1800 according to his tombstone. Census records have Evan/Iven’s birth year as 1796 and 1797. Census records have Zebedee born consistently in 1800.) He married Malinda/Belinda Cox on January 23, 1823 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had at least 7 children. He died December 27, 1886 in Carroll County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Zebedee Baker – Zebedee was born in July of 1800 according to his tombstone. He married Martha Shriver. They had at least 7 children. He died April 2, 1880 in Marion County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Baker – John was born in 1801 in Virginia. He is mentioned in his father’s will, but I’ve been unable to find records of him.

Eli Baker – Eli was born in 1802 in Virginia. He married Polly Easlick on December 16, 1823 in Harrison County, Ohio. I can’t find any other record of him.

James Harvey Baker – James was born February 17, 1804 in Virginia. He married Margaret Caves on October 12, 1842 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died November 30, 1879 in Harrison County, Ohio.

Samuel Baker – Samuel was born December 19, 1804 in Virginia. He married Mary McCombs on October 28, 1830 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had 5 children. He died November 1, 1879 in Harrison County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Christina Baker – Christina was born January 9, 1807 in Ohio. She married James Endsley on October 29, 1829, and they had 6 children. She died on her birthday, January 9, 1844, in Coshocton County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abraham Baker – Abraham was born September 8, 1808 in Ohio. He married Edna Brock on June 18, 1836 in Tasacawasa County, Ohio. They had 7 children. He died April 3, 1886 in Carroll County, Ohio. Find A Grave memorial here.

Otho William Baker – Otho was born April 22, 1816 in Ohio. He married Nancy Buchanan on September 7, 1837 in Harrison County, Ohio. They had at least 6 children. He died April 19, 1886 in Carroll County, Ohio. Find A Grave memorial here.

Elizabeth Baker – Elizabeth was born in 1818. She married John English on May 28, 1835 in Harrison County, Ohio. She died September 17, 1863. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jacob Byerly (1759-1858) & Anna Elizabeth Harmon (1760-1826)

Jacob Byerly and Anna Elizabeth Harmon are Todd’s 4x Great Grandparents.

There’s a wonderful publication available online here that covers the Byerly Family. It’s written by siblings D. Jean Byerly Stauffer and Ted A. Byerly. The book has wonderful, exciting information about the life of Jacob Byerly, and his parents, so be sure to take a look.

Jacob Byerly was born on May 7, 1760 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He is the oldest child of Johannes Andreas “Andrew” Beyerle/Byerly (1718-1785), born in Germany, and his 3rd wife Phoebe Beatrice Gulden (1736-1804), born in Pennsylvania. Check out the above linked publication to read about Andrew’s immigration, to what would become the United States, in 1738. Andrew was a tavern owner and baker. Phoebe served as a nurse during the American Revolution, and started a Sunday School for the children at Fort Walthour. His Find A Grave memorial is here, and hers is here.

Anna Elizabeth Harmon was born May 2, 1763. She is the daughter of Christian Harmon (1728-1779, and born in Germany) and Christena Magdelina Lenhart Harmon Dumboldt (1728-1820, and born in Holland). They married in Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Christian Harmon served in the American Revolution.

Jacob enlisted to serve in the American Revolution in May of 1777. He was 17 years old. He served in Captain Heath’s Company, in the 13 Virginia Regiment.  He served for 3 years.

Jacob and Elizabeth married in 1781.

On the 1790 US Census, Jacob was head of a household of 7 in Hempfield, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: 3 males under age 16 (Jacob was 7, Andrew was 6, and Henry was 2); 1 male over age 16 (Jacob was 30); 3 females (wife Elizabeth was 27, daughter Mary was 3, and one unknown.)

On the 1800 US Census, Jacob’s household totaled 11. They were in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of: 4 males under age 10 (Joseph was 6, Benjamin was 9, and two unknowns); 2 males aged 10-15 (Peter was 11 and Henry was 12); 1 male aged 16-25 (Jacob was 16); 1 male aged 26-44 (Jacob was 40); 1 female under age 10 (Susan was 2); 1 female aged 10-15 (Mary was 13); 1 female aged 26-44 (Elizabeth was 37).

On the 1810 US Census, Jacob’s household totaled 12 and they were still in North Huntington, Westermoreland County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of: 3 males under age 10 (John was 9, David was 7, and Louis was 5); 1 male aged 10-15 (Joseph was 16); 4 males aged 16-25 (Benjamin was 19, Peter was 21, Henry was 22, and Andrew was 26); 1 male aged 45 or older (Jacob was 50); 1 female aged 10-15 (Susan was 12); 1 female aged 16-25 (Mary was 23); 1 female aged 45 or older (Elizabeth was 47).

On the 1820 US Census, the household remained in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and they totaled 9: 1 male under age 10 (unknown); 1 male aged 10-15 (Louis was 15); 4 males aged 16-25 (David was 17, John was 19, Joseph was 26, and one unknown); 1 male aged 26-44 (Benjamin was 29); 1 male aged 45 or over (Jacob was 60); 1 female aged 16-25 (Susan was 22). Wife Elizabeth was 57 but wasn’t enumerated. Sons Peter and Jacob Jr. live nearby. Son Henry had died 7 years previously, leaving a widow who never remarried and 4 children.

Elizabeth died on February 8, 1826. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1830 US Census, Jacob Byerly was listed as an Esquire in Hempfield, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I suspect he lived with a son’s family, but I haven’t figured out which one. There were 14 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (unknown); 1 male between ages 5 and 9 (unknown); 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (Louis was 25); 1 male aged 30-39 (Joseph was 34); 1 male aged 60-69 (Jacob was 70); 3 females under age 5 (unknown); 2 females aged 10-14 (unknown); 1 female aged 30-39 (unknown); 1 female aged 70-79 (unknown.)

On the 1840 US Census, Jacob was in North Huntington, Westermoreland County, Pennsylvania. The household totaled 6: 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Louis was 35); 1 male aged 40-49 (Joseph was 46); 1 male aged 70-79 (Jacob was 80); 1 female aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 female aged 40-49 (unknown.)

On the 1850 US Census, Jacob was 90 and lived in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania with son Joseph, age 56, and grandson Josiah Hull, age 20.

Jacob died July 7, 1858 in Stewartsville, North Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was 99. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Children of Jacob Byerly and Anna Elizabeth Harmon, all believed to have been born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania:

Jacob Byerly Jr. – Jacob was born in 1783.  Some people believe Jacob died just a couple of years later. However, I wonder if that is the case. On the 1790 US Census, Jacob Jr. fits into the enumeration as a male under age 10. Jacob Jr.’s step-grandfather Benjamin Lord mentions his step-son Jacob and his son Jacob Jr. in his will in 1793. On the 1820 US Census, there’s a Jacob Jr. living next door to Jacob and Anna. On the 1840 US Census, “Jacob Byerly Senior, age 80” was listed as a veteran. On the 1870 US Census there was a Jacob Byerly, age 87, born in 1783, living in a boarding house in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. To further complicate things, there’s a Find A Gave memorial for a Jacob Byerly born the same year as Jacob Jr, and the memorial says that he is the son of this Jacob’s brother. Did brothers both have sons named Jacob Byerly in 1783 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania? It’s possible. I’m not sure what to think about Jacob Byerly Jr.

Andrew Byerly – Andrew is Todd’s 3X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Mary Elizabeth Byerly – Mary was born May 17, 1787. She married William Skelly, who was born in Ireland and served in the War of 1812. They had at least 5 children. She died on February 14, 1845 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Henry Byerly – Henry was born in 1788. According to “A Genealogy of the Bear Family” as accessed from Ancestry.com, Henry was married and had a son. He then married Rebecca Bear on May 15. 1806. They had 4 children. He died in 1813.

Peter Byerly – Peter was born May 13, 1789. He married cousin Sarah Byerly (daughter of his uncle Andrew Byerly and aunt Anna Christina Fruit Byerly.) They had about 10 children. He died April 21, 1856 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Benjamin Byerly – Benjamin was born in May 15, 1791. He served in the War of 1812. He married Jane Stewart in about 1822 and they had several children. After Jane’s death, he married Emily Grass in 1854. He died January 3, 1864 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Byerly – Joseph was born February 1, 1794. He died on December 19, 1860 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I don’t think Joseph married or had children, and I believe he lived with his father until his father’s death. On the 1850 US Census he is listed by name living with his father. On the 1860 US Census Joseph is living with a nephew (Joseph Byerly, son of his brother Peter), a niece (Rebecca Hull Greenawalt, daughter of his sister Susannah), her husband and children. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Susannah Byerly – Susannah was born on April 27, 1798. She married John Hull on December 9, 1823 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They had at least 8 children. She died in 1854 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Byerly – John was born on March 8, 1801. He married Susannah Skiels. They had at least 2 daughters. He died March 1, 1873 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

David Byerly – David was born June 3, 1803. He married Harriet Clark. They had at least 8 children. He died on November 2, 1888 in Indiana County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Louis Byerly – Louis was born on December 8, 1805. He married Lydia Ann McWilliams.  They had 2 daughters. He died on April 9, 1873 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Andrew Byerly (1785-1845) & Elizabeth Skiles (1787-1866)

Andrew Byerly and Elizabeth Skiles are Todd’s 3x Great Grandparents.

There’s a wonderful publication available online here that covers the Byerly Family. It’s written by siblings D. Jean Byerly Stauffer and Ted A. Byerly. I relied heavily on this document, especially for information on Elizabeth Skiles Black Byerly. Until I read this publication, I thought Skiles was Styles – it is recorded that way everywhere else. I also didn’t know when she died or who her parents were. Most places online record her death as 1826, the year she was married.

Andrew Byerly was born July 28, 1784 in Pennsylvania. He was baptized at Herold’s Reformed Church in Hempfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1784. He is the son of Jacob Byerly (who fought in the American Revolution) and Anna Elizabeth Harmon.

Elizabeth Skiles was born April 15, 1787. She is the daughter of Harmon Skiles and Elizabeth Margaret McGuire. I’ve tried to research them but it’s hard because there are at least 3 generations of Harmons, and even multiples of the same generation. And the spellings – Harman, Harmon, Harmin, Herman, Skyles, Skiles, Skiels. Too much to wade through right now. Anyway …

Andrew served in the War of 1812. He was a Major in Colonel Reese Hill’s Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia. Andrew then purchased 160 acres of land in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio.

Andrew Byerly and Elizabeth Skyles were married August 18, 1826 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. (Elizabeth was the widow of James Black, who died in 1823. They had no children.) Andrew was 41 years old, and already farming and blacksmithing in Vermillion, Ohio. Elizabeth was 39.

On the 1830 US Census, Andrew was head of a household in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio. They were a family of 6: 2 males under age 5 (Peter was 3 and Jacob was 1); 1 male age 40-49 (Andrew was 45); 1 female aged 15-19 (I don’t know who this was); 1 female aged 40-49 (Elizabeth was 43.)

On the 1840 US Census, Andrew was head of a household in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio. They were a family of 6: 1 male under age 5 (Joseph was 5); 2 males aged 10-14 (Peter was 13 and Jacob was 11); 1 male aged 50-59 (Andrew was 55); 1 female aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 9); 1 female aged 50-59 (Elizabeth was 53.)

Andrew Byerly died on May 18, 1845 . His Find A Grave memorial is here. (His birth year is incorrect on the stone.) His estate was probated on April 19, 1847 and those records are available at Ancestry.com.

I can’t find the family on the 1850 US Census. On the 1860 US Census, Elizabeth, age 73, lived with son Joseph, age 25 in Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio. Nearby are son Peter and wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth and husband William, and son Jacob and his wife Nancy. The document cited earlier gives an extensive account of what happened to the family land after Andrew died.

Elizabeth died on April 24, 1866. She is buried next to her husband.

The children of Andrew Byerly & Elizabeth Skiles:

Peter Byerly – Peter was born June 24, 1827 in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Harlan on November 10, 1853. They had 2 children. Peter was a farmer and blacksmith like his father. He died on October 6, 1903 in Mifflin, Ashland County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jacob Byerly – Jacob was born May 4, 1829 in Greentown, Stark County, Ohio. He married Nancy Weddell on October 12, 1848 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 12 children. He died in 1906. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Byerly – Elizabeth is Todd’s 2x Great Grandmother. Read about her here.

Joseph Byerly – Joseph was born in 1835 in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio. He married Mary E. Shaffer on January 2, 1868 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 6 children. Joseph served in the Civil War with the 114th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry. He died December 22, 1907 in Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.