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I’m looking for information or persons researching Walter ALLEE 1796 - 1866 Scipio, NY and his wife Sybil SAWDY 1796-1862 Connecticut.  The ALLEE’S and some of their children lived in Lenox and surrounding towns Ohio counties.  Other connected surnames are HALE, PIPER, FRAYER, and CHAMBERLAND (married names of daughters).  Muriel King

March 2018

Seeking the parents and birth place for Minderd D. SHEARS and his parents.  His first name has many spellings including Mindard/Minard/Myndard/Minder/Mynder among others.  He was born 1786 in New York.  (In the 1830 census he is with his family in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York so, this area is a possibility.)  He is on the Roster of Ohio Soldiers - 27th US Infantry - War of 1812.  He is in Ashtabula County, Ohio most of the time between 1814 through 1857.  He married Martha “Patty” BARTHOLOMEW 23 Nov 1814 in Harpersfield, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA.  They had five children that I am aware of.  He died 11 Jan 1857 in Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio.  Minderd and his wife Martha are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery; Plymouth, Ashtabula, Ohio.  Contact Marcia SHEARS via e-Mail address if you need additional information or if you can resolve this issue for me.

February 2018

Seeking information on: Thomas Montgomery wife Rebecca Harper M. Robert Montgomery and family. (One son Levi) Any records locations/ citations of church membership baptisms , burials, tax rolls, 1800,1810 and 1820 census I know Thomas and Aaron Wright went to the Western Reserve in 1798. Gloria Rodas  

Febryary 2018

Alvin Merriam (born December 23, 1836, in New York) served with an Iowa regiment in the Civil War. His father “died on the 8th day of August 1863 and left a large estate to be settled which cannot be done without heavy loss to said soldier unless present.”  Alvin was granted a furlough and transportation to Geneva, Ohio, to settle the estate. I’m trying to identify his parents and other family members.Carl Ingwalson (E: CIngwalson@CFILaw.Com) (Phone: 858-581-1125).  

February 2018

looking for information on eliza cozad born about 1830, and died  April 27, 1899. believe he is buried in the williamsfield cemetery. he was married to my gg grandmother august dolph ward in 1871.her name is in the 1900 census (wayne) and she is living with her son stanley ward. she was previously married to orcutt ward. (the first one) i believe elias was previously married also. any information greatly appreciated. Patricia Ward Brown, 41 Brown Road, Pittsfield, PA 16340 814-436-7779  ps still looking for information on hattie rhodes couch (morey?)!!

May 2017

Looking for a Roy Nickles (Nichols)  Bartlett.  Spouse: Lelia.  Born:  5 Aug, 1886.  Lived for a time in 1940s at 622 44th St in Ashtabula.  Worked at a service station in 1946 in Ashtabula.  Born: Clarksburg, WV.    1 child: Vera Grace Bartlett.  Held a WW II draft registration card, 1942. Need info if any available. Hirman W. Lynch, Kingsville.

March 2017

Looking for Hattie Couch (Morey) in 1900 census death record. not sure if she was divorced from sylvester and just living with Charles Morey. 4 children listed, 2 of which have last name of couch (ages 9 and 2)  mildred was my maternal grandmother. census has them married for 12 years which is incorrect. thanks for any help. i think the census is in either ashtabula or lake county........ patricia brown,, 41 brown rd, pittsfield, pa 814=-436-7779.

January 2017

Seeking any information on Kenneth Van Deusen. Born Hinckley OH 1914. Orphan living with grandparents Mr and Mrs David Fowler in Lloydsville OH in 1926. In 1927 his uncle Clarence Van Deusen of Lorain OH enrolled him in “a noted school in Austinburg, Ashtabula County". Would like to know what happened to him. Susan McKiernan,, 3306 Old Weymouth, Medina OH 44256, 330-697-4320

December 2016

I am looking for a marriage record for my great-grandparents, Liisa Evelina Seppala (Additional spellings are Lisi or Lusa Eveluna Seppala, but I did also see her referred to as Elizabeth and later Mary) and Jacob (Jack) Edvard Myllymaki.  She was born in Kuortane, Finland on Feb 20 1874. Jacob was born October 9 1877 in Vittasaari, Finland.  I know they lived on Ohio Ave, Ashtabula, Ohio for a while and he worked as a railroad car repairer at NYC Railroad.  These are the children that I know about without question: Mattias Tauno (1899), Mary Tunna (1903), Emma Evelyn (1907), Niles John (1909), Jacob Evald (1911), Baby Boy Stillborn (1914), Edna E (1915), Vivian E (1917).  I know that there were several other children that had died, but I have not found good documentation on them to confirm their names and dates.  I should note that many of the family members changed their last name from Myllymaki to Mackey in the 1930s.  My grandpa (Jacob 1911) always told me about one brother who was killed at a young age in a train car accident.  So, if anyone can help find the marriage record for this couple and baptismal and/or death records for the known and missing children, I would be so appreciative.   Thank you!

September 2016

I am looking for a man named Joe who was a cab driver in Ashtabula in 1952/1953. Joe would have known my mother, Rose Eakin, during that time and would be my birth father. He may be of Italian decent. i know this is a long short but a post with this information, with my email address, could be helpful. P. O. Box 197 Northport, AL 35476 205-556-1339

September 2016

Seeking an obituary for a husband and wife who were residing in Conneaut OH at the time of their death.  Harry Rockwell (9 July 1885 to 9 Jan 1949) was born in PA and I believe he is buried in Girard Cemetary in Girard PA.  Edna McGuire Rockwell (11 Mar 1885 to 1955 (not sure of exact date) was also born in PA and is buried in Girard Cemetary.  Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

August 2016

Searching for Jim Standfield, may have been US Navy, or Coast Guard (not sure), stationed at Cape May, NJ Coast Guard Station in 1953.  Went out with Catherine (“Kate”) Batchelor (my mother) from North Wildwood, NJ.  Was supposed to be from Ashtabula, Ohio. Limited personal information: cleft chin, almond-shaped eyes, blonde hair, freckles all over body, and could not dance.  Probably born around 1923, give or take a year or so – was about five years older than my mother who was born in 1928.  I do not know legal name, but just told Jim Standfield, “with a ‘d’”. Lynne Kirsch <>

August 2016
CONTI Seeking the naturalization, birth  & death date for Frank CONTI, husband of Ermaenie (Ermainia) CONTI. (born 1887). Both born in Naples, IT and emigrated through New York state, then settling and living out their lives in Ashtabula, OH. They had 6 children Frank, Harry D, Roy A, Joe, Anna M, and Eugene A. August 2016
SCOTT I am looking for work and residential information with regard to my Great Grandfather William H. Scott and his wife Helen Deuchar Scott. I know they lived somewhere in Ashtabula. I would like to see where they lived if the house still exists. I was told that he was sponsored by Laird's Lumber to one over from Scotland. I would love to confirm that and also find out if there was anything else in his work history.

Sheila Scott Blackwell, 16 Lanning St. , Apt 1

Ewing, NJ 08618 609-870-6291 <>

August 2016

Seeking information that will definitively determine the parents of: Joshua Mills Nettleton b. 10 Dec 1819, Ashtabula, OH d. 29 Dec 1896, Spokane, WA m. Emily J. McAdams, children William Ozelle or "W.O." b. 20 Feb 1851 - (not to be confused with references to simply "William Nettleton"), Eva M., and Albert Henry We believe his parents are:

Josiah Nettleton, b. CT

Harriet Anderson, b. VT

We wish to know the relationship between Joshua Mills Nettleton and George E. Nettleton b. about 1830 (m. Julia A. Nettleton - George E. and Julia A. had children Edward W. and Julia E.) and William Nettleton (b. ) m. Mary Nettleton, children Julia (Nettleton) Whiteman. In particular we desire to learn the siblings of Joshua Mills Nettleton and his father.

May 2016
PATTERSON/DROHMAN Desperately seeking the parents of Homer (James?) PATTERSON born abt. 1846 in Ashtabula, OH, he married Mary Ann DROHMAN 18 March 1868 in Tama, Iowa. Per his death certificate his Father may be named JAMES, who was born in IRELAND/EIRE.  Melissa Patterson Allen 5672 Keck Road, Lockport NY 14094 May 2016

Seeking info on John B. Warner (b. Feb. 1827 CT d. Apr 1912? and spouse Hannah/Anna Maria Rattle b. 1829 and d. Sep. 2, 1889? in Ashtabula.).  Looking for obituaries or burial place on John B./Anna M. and any info on the Rattle family of Ashtabula.  David/Esther Mann/Warner parents of John B. and John Rattle parent of Anna Maria.    Kathleen Rivers Honsberger 7467 Dorwick Dr. Northfield, OH  44067

April 2016

Seeking info on david little 1837-1911 born ashtabula ohio to parents david little and Sarah. David first married Catherine peer after her death he married her younger sister Mary elizabeth peer. The center of my research is to find david and Catherine or Caroline  daughter. Ledema jane little 1864-1900. Where was she born where did she grow up   who did she live with?   

She never lived with her father david little. I first find her in Des Moines iowa July 4 1883 getting married to vardamon Jefferson levi Quinnett she stated she was from Carlisle iowa. Which I also found David and Mary Elizabeth little living nearby.   Ledema "jannie" was dead about 1900 very young leaving 8 children behind. Many of them went to live in mental hospitals.  She is reported to being buried next to her husband in an unmarked grave.  Suicide? 

March 2016

Seeking information on Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ (LAMBERT) WILBER OSBORN was born April 1846 in Kingston, Fontenac Co., Ontario, Canada.  She was adopted by Charles & Aurelia WILBER, in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, apparently as a teen or pre-teen.  There are no adoption records for this adoption.  She married Luke Wright OSBORN in 1867.  Any info about her will be greatly appreciated.  In particular I am curious as to the maiden name of Aurelia.   Also interested in the names of her natural parents.  Nancy Reitzler nancy.reitzler@verizon.net35632 Avocado St. Yucaipa, CA 92399

March 2016
NORRIS/WRIGHT Looking for information on the parents of Lydia Ann Norris born in New York about 1815 and died between Jan 9, 1869 and Jan 25, 1869 in Ohio (between the date of her will and the date it was presented).  She married John E Wright on July 9, 1837 in Ashtabula, OH.  John was born about 1820 in Ohio and died between Sept 21 and Nov 21, 1855 in Ohio (between the date of his will and the date it was presented).  He is the son of Ewins Wright (b. 8-11-1757 in Springfield, MA-and d. 8-1-1835 in Pierpont, Ashtabula, Ohio) and Speedy Rice (b 1774 in CT and d 11-21-1861 in Ashtabula, OH).  I believe that Lydia's parents or grandparents may be Eliphalet Norris (b 8-22-1757 in Epping, NH and d 3-3-1835 in Canton, NY) and Huldah Brown (b 3-15-1770 in Rehoboth, MA and died 11-11-1856 in Richmond, OH).  Huldah was living with her son, William, and his family in Richmond, OH in 1850.  I have also found two other sons, John R and Jairus residing in Richmond, OH as early as 1835, according to tax records. 

Kate Wright-Simpson 10205 Countryside Way, Sacramento, CA 95827  916-366-6775

March 2016
ASEL/STOWE Looking for information on my grgrgr grandfather's side. ASEL OR ASEL.STOWE. BORN 1793. MASS .WIFE STATIA DEWEY.   January 2016
O'BRIEN/VAN TASSEL/GLAUS Looking for descendants of Patrick Harry O’Brien b 1875 Niles, Ohio married Winifred Brink n 1886 in 1906 in Ashtabula, Ohio. Patrick worked as a butcher in the city of Ashtabula, Ohio. Their children are:
· Gerald C O’Brien 1906 -1956 married Margel Van Tassel 1934
· Donald O’Brien b 1917 Ashtabula, Ohio
· Robert B O’Brien 1918-1985 married Betty May Glaus in 1947 Ashtabula, Ohio
· Patrick O’Brien b 1923 Ashtabula, Ohio
Contact: Kevin j O’Brien, Buffalo, NY USA
September 2015
ROYCE/DODGE Seeking Information on: Austin ROYCE (also spelled ROICE or BOICE on some records). born: 22 Apr 1822 (I think in Ashtabula, Ohio) died: 05 Apr 1859 in Van Wert, Ohio married: Sarah Jane GLEASON on 18 Mar 1847 in Van Wert, Ohio I believe Austin's parents are: Alpheus Nathan ROYCE and Lydia DODGE (ROYCE)
Austin, Alpheus and Lydia all died in 1859 from consumption.I am trying to find proof of Austin's parents. 30 W 31st Street Covington, KY 41015 
June 2015
FRENCH/BARTHOLOMEW I am seeking the birth place and father of Joseph Van Allen French b in New York in 1819, m Diana Bartholomew. They had 3 children, John, Julia, & Charles. Joseph moved to St. Louis to join his son John. His mother’s name was Fannie Van Allen French and also lived in Ashtabula CO to help raise his children after his wife died.
Randy Romanchek, 3223 Austin Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80909, 719-231-8689
May 2015
TODD I am searching for the family line of Augustus Todd. The 1840 Federal census reflects Augustus Todd residing in Conneant, Ashtabula, Ohio with 9 household members including himself.
My information indicates that Augustus was born in 1808 in New York, married (Arna, Arrua, Arrue) Cole in 1824 and died in Mackinac Michigan in 1873. The only ancestry information I seem to be able to locate indicates that they resided in Buffalo New York and that he was a ship captain on the Great Lakes, having captained the J.G. King and the Owanungah during the 1830's and possibly 1840's. The Mackinac connection is understandable because of his naval history. trees has only two children of theirs, Henry (1830) and Elizabeth (1829), but my supposed ancestor is Emma Jane Todd (1833) -- which would fit in with the 1840 census and would be a possible match for one of the 7 children.The 1850 census has Augustus Todd in Mackinac Michigan with a wife named Sophia and several children, the oldest of which was 9 (and Henry, Elizabeth and Emma Jane are not among the names listed) and. I am thinking that Arna, Arrua, Arrue died about 1840. Emma Jane Todd would have been 7 years old when Augustus moved to Mackinac around then, but Emma Jane married Rueben McCartney in Huron County in 1850 which would argue against her moving with Augustus to Michigan. I would appreciate any point in the right direction to substantiate any of this. Otherwise I may be barking up the wrong pole.
Please contact Mary during office hours at  847-562-1400.
April 2015
DANIELSON Trying to help a friend with Carl Arvid Danielson, b. on April 28, 1873 in Herrestad parish, Sweden, who came to USA in 1893, according to Swedish emigration records heading for Ashtabula, Ohio.  Carl A Danielson in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Carl A Danielson Arrival Date: 15 Apr 1893 Birth Date: abt 1874 Age: 19
Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Swedish (Scandanavian)
Port of Departure: Schampton (Southampton) Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: New York Search Ship Database: Search for the New York in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database I have tried to find him, using Ancestry and Familysearch, but no luck. perhaps he shortened his last name to Daniels??
Bo Nordenfors
Tage Erlanders väg 87
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April 2015
GRAHM Seeking information on the family/parents of John Samuel Graham b. 10 Sept 1854 in Pittsburgh, PA and d.  Dec 1930 in Pierpont, Ashtabula County, OH  m. Alta Althea Durfee b. 1860 d. 1928 Monroe Twp, Ashtabula County, OH.  I believe his parents were Samuel Graham b. 1815 and Rachel ? b. 1814.  I would like any additional information on his parents. March 2015
LEGOMSKY LEGOME FEIRVERGER FAIR Abe (Abraham) Legomsky - his wife, Molly (Mollie) - no children. Both died in Ashtabula - Abe died in 1962. Not sure how much longer that my aunt died.They lived on Prospect, next door to their store: Legomsky General Market (I have a photo showing the side of the store - with my mother and brother and me -- I can email you the photo.Jack Legome and his wife Esther - then bought/ran the store for a few years. One son, Earl, went to high school in Ashtabula. I was born in Ashtabula General Hosptal on August 28, 1938, just before 8 AM. My parents' names: Joseph Feierverger aka Joe E. FAIR
Marian Feierverger aka FAIR (nee Legomsky) - baby sister of Abe and Jack My original birth certificate stated FEIERVERGER - do not know when the name was changed (legally or not) to FAIR I have scoured Google Earth to find their house and store - even to see what is now there!! I can't remember their address, other than Prospect Avenue.Any information would be so gratefully appreciated. Please advise. Info on cemetery where my Uncle Abe and Aunt Molly (ie) are buried would be appreciated. I would also like to know where my parents lived when I was born. That would be great! I just remember being in the driveway in my parents' car.Gentle as you go, Marlene Fair-Fischernow in Vista CA Marny Fischer
March 2015
WARD COZARD COUCH Looking for info on gg grandmother  Augusta Dolph Ward. Her first husband was Orcutt Ward, who died at age 51. Both are buried in the Hayes Cemetery in Wayne. (This would be in the mid 1850's) In 1900 she is listed as living with son Stanley and wife Martha, with her last name as being Cozad. Would like more info on last husband .Ancestry has her husband as being Elias James Cozad. however he is almost 20 years younger. , The member site is listed as private. They do have a posting that shows a marriage license with Elias and Augusta "Wood" that I have not gotten a response back from. (Could her husband be the father of Elias because of the age difference?) Also, my great grandmother Hattie May Rhodes Couch.  She has several children, last being Mildred my grandmother born in 1898. However, she is listed in 1900 census as living with Charles Morey. Even though census says she was married to Morey for 12 years, her last 2 children are still listed as last name of "Couch" They have always lived in the Geneva, Painesville etc area. Would like to know where she is buried , and with whom. Her husband Sylvester died in Florida in the 1930"s so know she was not widowed.. I know there is some "untruths" somewhere! Patrica Brown 41 Brown Road Pittsfield, Pa 16340
(814) 436-7779
February 2015
DaLee Seeking information on family of Field DaLee, 2nd or Jr., b. 1767 Providence, RI, died 13 Feb 1838 Geneva, Ashtabula Co., OH. 2229 SW 117th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73170
405) 735-7139 Home, 405) 623-4854 Cell
January 2015
WEBSTER I'm seeking information regarding Daniel Webster Watson (b. Mar 2, 1855 Venango Co, PA d. Aug 16, 1935 Ashtabula Co, OH) and Mary Ellen Farren (b. Nov 5 1867 Venango Co, PA d. unknown) who were married in 1886. Specifically, I'm looking for the death date and location of Mary along with the burial locations for both. The last known location for Mary was May 10, 1920 arriving in Key West, FL from Havana, Cuba. Daniel is denoted as widowed in the 1930 census records. They resided in Ashtabula County, but the family originated from Venango County, PA. Daniel operated a citrus plantation in Camaguey Province in Cuba. He traveled back and forth between the States and Cuba during the years of 1904 to 1932. Daniel and Mary are believed to have had six children: Zelda Mae (Daniels) b. May 13, 1887 d. Aug 1, 1956; Minnie Elizabeth (Rice/Hoff) b. Dec 21, 1894 d. Apr 1, 1960; Stella b. Jun 7, 1897 d. unknown (before 1900?);
Infant daughter b. Aug 22, 1904, d. unknown; and, per census records, two other children who died prior to 1900.  Daniel's parents were Joseph Mitchell Watson and Mary Jane Courson, while Mary's parents were Trader Farren and Elizabeth York. Please contact via email at .
January 2015
HAMILTON Who was Will Hamilton, b. abt 1830. Friend of and in business with Samuel George SMITH, b abt 1826 in NY.  they may have been in business together about 1872-1873 in Ashtabula, OH. Smith was a painter.  I have have a photograph of Hamilton.  Judy Smith Magons, 9580 River Styx Road, Wadsworth OH 44281, 330-336-3579, November 2014
COMBS/COOMBS Searching for family of Seth Combs / Coombs and Mary Armente Camp in Ashtabula County from 1890 - 1900. Children: Vern Alfred Combs, Wallace Martin Combs, Bert Isaiah Combs, Charles Pearl Combs, and Coral Izar Combs. Also, William Abbey, second husband of Mary Combs, married about 1896, separated by 1904. And Charles Bowers, born about 1890, a relative in the home of Wm Abbey and Minnie, in Conneaut in the 1900 census. Ken Brown 16213 Jacob Road, Linden Michigan 810-750-8216 September 2014

I am trying to locate information on my seccond Great Grandmother. Her name was Lucy Lillie Bishop. She and her husband William Bishop lived there for some time around 1820 until mid 1800’s. Her parents also lived there at this time. They died within 2 days of each other on Feb 25th and Feb 27th 1857. Which is very curious. Would there be any information on that? Their names were Joseph and Lotilla Lillie. 

We also need to connect Lucy to her parents Joseph and Lotilla Lillie. If you could find the one line obits, with the title of the particular newspaper edition, this would be great. Also would like to see clear photos of their gravestones. I hope I made this info clear but please let me know if you need any other info.  We can provide more info on Lucy's siblings or children who lived in the area at the same time if this would help. My name is Ruth Bishop Goheen, I reside at 10280 SW Citation Dr. Beaverton ,Oregon 97008.  


June 2014
HARPER Seeking information on Mr. & Mrs. Harper of Lake Road West (possible 6207 or 6209 address), Geneva on the Lake, OH .  The operated Harper’s Cottages across the street in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s (till 1968 when the State of Ohio) took over the property, which is now  Breakwater Beach. I believe they passed away in the early Mike Orwell New Castle Public library, 207 E. North St, New Castle, PA 16101. 724-658-6659 X108 August 2014
Seeking information and descendants of Herman Ahonen b. 1870 12 or 13.Oct and his wife  Ida Emilia Wuorinen b. 15. Jun 1875 both born in Finland. They had at least two children Arvo Herman 8 Feb 1902 and Helen Sylvia 18. May 1904. Helen married to Matt suntala and she passed away 1997. Arvo herman married to Olga Lander and maybe Vida Camp, Vidas husband might be also another Arvo Ahonen.

Older Herman had also children in Finland and he is my great-grandfather. I am looking for their descendants in Ohio..Juha Lapua, Finland  358500365851

June 2014



Seeking information on Joseph M. WATSON family living in Colebrook, Ashtabula, OH  area in 1870.   Joseph, b. abt 1823, d. Jan 1876, married Mary Jane COURSEN(COURSON) b. May 1821, d. Jun 1892.  Family originally from Pleasantville, Venango, PA.  They had the following children: 

    Debora M.                                                             b. abt 1843

    John H.                                                                       abt 1845

    Joseph Q.                                                                  abt Apr 1850

     James F.                                                                    9 Feb 1853

     Daniel W.                                                                  2 Mar 1855

     Mary A.                                                                     abt 1857

     Robert Mitchell (or Mitchell Robert)                        3 Feb 1859

     Samuel W.                                                                 abt 1865

During 1870  a Jess(i)e BROWN lived with the family.  Would like to know his relationship to the family, name of parents, and/or where he went after 1870.

Please email any information about WATSON or BROWN to  Will be happy to share my information with you.

June 2014
MYERS I am seeking relatives of Addison D. Myers (1836-1927). Addison died in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio. He is listed on the 1900 and 1910 Census. I am looking for relatives of his, as I have tin type photos of his father’s whole family, but had no names attached to say who is who I would like to fix. He had a son Don A. Myers on the 1920’s Census from Geneva. Don had four children Julius D. , Ella M. ,Vivian M., and Fredric D. All where born and raised in Geneva. I am hoping other Myers of this family might be able to guide me to a relative or other information on Addison.
Robert Boggan  1121 S. Highland Dr. Kennewick, WA 99337 509-586-1064 
April 2014
MORGAN I am seeking information regarding John C Morgan, born July 1846 in Pennsylvania.  I have a 1900 census that shows their home in Ashtabula Ward 2, Ashtabula, OH.  Spouse was Susan Morgan, born in Ohio or Pennsylvania in April 1861.  Their children were George Morgan born 5/1879; May Morgan born 5/1882; Belle Morgan born 10/1884; Claud Morgan born 12/1888 and Helen Morgan born 3/1896.
The 1910 Census shows Susan Morgan in Ashtabula Ward 4, Ashtabula, Ohio as widowed with a border of Clint Beckwith (birth about 1878).  From research it looks as if Susan Morgan and Clint Beckwith were married sometime between 1910 and 1915 because the City Directory lists them as husband and wife in Ashtabula, Ohio.
The 1920 Census shows Susan Morgan and Clint Beckwith as married and I found the city directory for 1926 with Susan Beckwith and Clint Beckwith still in Ashtabula, Ohio.
I am unable to find any additional information for John C Morgan. I would like to find a date of death, parents and siblings.  According to the census he was born in Pennsylvania with his father's birthplace being Ohio and his mother's New York, but I have no names to go with this information. I have been unable to locate a death record.
I would also like to find additional information on Susan Morgan Beckwith.  I am unable to find anything before the 1900 census. The 1910 census shows her birthplace as Pennsylvania with her father's birthplace as New Hampshire and her mother's birthplace as New York, but no names go go along with this information. Susan Worsham
Your e-mail address:  929 South 200 E, Huntington, IN  46750, 260-358-7685.
March 2014

Looking for parents of Luman THRALL/TRALL b. 5 Mar 1785 Hartford , CT; m. Abigail Crowe around 1806 in Maryland; 4 children:  Sabrina M., Ann C., Norman F., Milo; appears in 1860 Census as perhaps living with son, Norman Francis Thrall/Trall, near Rock Creek, OH; d. New Lime Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH, 12 Sep 1869.  Unable to make any connection to old New York/Connecticut Thrall/Trall families.  Please e-mail, or write  Suzanne Walker, 177 Ridgecrest Dr., Painesville, OH 44077.  

March 2014
STRONG I have a tiny photograph of a "Bessie Strong" that dates from cir 1905-1910. I found it in an address book kept by my Great Uncle Vernon Morris Dutton (1886-1952, Marion, Marion, Ohio) while he attended college at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. He graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree in 1911, and ended marrying a woman named Cosette Fay Dye in 1911. The Photo of Bessie has her name on the back, and his address book lists her as "Bessie Strong, Ashtabula (sic) O". If you believe she may be one of "your" Strongs I will be happy to send a high-quality copy of the photo and scan of the address book page where her name appears. Susan Dougherty 1329 Pondview Ave. Akron, Ohio 330-733-2211 January 2014
WAGNER Looking for parents of Barbara Ann Wagner, born May 1934 or 1935. Lived in Geneva, Ohio prior to 1955. Female child born 1955 in Dade City Florida. Any information about family history at all would be helpful. Parents thought to be German immigrants. Pat Chrisfield
January 2014
CLARK Seeking info on Joseph Clark, born abt. 1775 in Vermont. Moved to Otsego, NY around 1830 and was in Hartsgrove, Ashtabula County, Ohio between 1835 and 1840. I think his wife's name was Jemima. Census records show two sons, Jonathan D. Clark and Thomas Clark there also. I think Joseph died between 1840 and 1844 as the sons moved back to NY then. December 2013

Looking for any information on Nelson Augustus Cool born abt 1818 in NY.   He married Mariah Thompson in 1840 in Conneaut and then Angeline Dibble in 1867.   He died 24 July 1897 in Conneaut and is buried in the City Cemetery. Joan Cool

December 2013
SWAN / CROWELL Seeking information on the date and place of marriage of my g-g-grandfather George G. Swan, b. abt. 1816 in New York, to Ruby Crowell, b. abt. 1820 in Ashtabula. Also seeking birthplace and date of their eldest son, Charles A. Swan, who was born 1838-1840 in either Ashtabula, OH, or Ogle County, IL. Dick Swan September 2013
ANDREWS I am trying to trace the family line of Eli Andrews who married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Peck at Lebanon Twp, Ashtabula, Ohio 18 January 1816 Surnames-Andrews-McFarland-Peck AN OLD QUERY FOUND AT OHIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY IN 1995.
ANDREWS, McFARLAND. Need names of parents of Andrew Alexander Andrews, born Ashtabula, Ohio, May 2, 1846. Had brother Samuel E. and sister Malissaia. Children were raised by relatives after mother died. Need name of parents. A.A. enlisted in Warren Co. and served in Co. E. Regiment 177, Ohio Vol. Inf. m. Martha A. McFarland in Arkansas. posted by Claudia May Noble, 202 West 35th. Shawnee, Okla. 74801. I wrote to Claudia in 1995, but was unable to get a response David William Rumery. 405 South State Street #5. Gobles, MI 49055. (269) 628.2406
September 2013
CRAIG TOBIN Seeking information on John Craig born abt. 1825 in Ireland died between 1870-1880, married to Margaret Tobin born abt. 1825 (perhaps 1830?) in Ireland died 1905 in Painesville, Ohio. They lived in Ashtabula where they had and raised at least five children between 1857 and 1867. Their children are : Mary (Brennan), John, William, Sarah (Ryan), and Theresa (Madden). July 2013
VAN OSTRAND Seeking the parents of Mary A Van ostrand who married Harrison W Elmore. She was born abt 1836 it says in New York.
Karen Lollis []
July 2013
ELMORE Seeking the parents of Harrison W Elmore b. abt 1831 d. before 1900. I found him in the 1850 census with Sidney Elmore (I assume they are brothers). Also seeking his death date. Karen Lollis July 2013
ROUNCE/SMITH/TRACY/TRIPP   Looking for any information about Francis ROUNCE & wife Lavilla SMITH (TRACY/TRIPP).They are on the 1870 census living in Ashtabula, Ohio. He was born in England in 1818 and she was born in Mesopotamia, Trumbull Co, Ohio 1808. His children are with them: Eliza – 13, Mary – 11 and Ann – 10. The census says he is a citizen.
I am looking for a marriage record, death & burial. Lavilla was married to Joseph TRACY and then to J B Tripp living in Lennox, Ohio.It is possible Francis & Lavilla lived in the Amboy area.  Karen Anthony
April 2013
ARMOUR Seeking an obituary for Lillian L. Armour, died Oct 4, 1985 in Geneva, Ashtabula County, This was taken from Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-2007. She died in a Long- Term Care Facilities at 89 years old. Her husband, John Armour, pre deceased her in June 25, 1971. If they didn't have family, maybe nobody could write the obit. William Glendening15 John Street, Homer, New York 13077
April 2013
GERRETY Seeking parents of Ambrose Joseph Gerrety, Born 7/31/1889/90, probably in Eldred, PA. Died 1/8/1960 in Ashtabula, Ohio. Married Margaret Manning born 6/30/1893/94 in Ashtabula. Their Children: Hubert Ambrose, Joseph Manning, John Otis, Donald Edward and Mary Margaret. My name is: James Gerrety email: phone: (240) 505-9412 April 2013
MANNING  GERRETY Seeking parents of Margaret Manning, born 6/30/1893/94 in Ashtabula. Possibly died 11/21/1965 in Cleveland, Ohio
(Possibly the daughter of John W. Manning and Ella E. Foley.)
Married Ambrose Joseph Gerrety, Born 7/31/1889/90, probably in Eldred, PA. Died 1/8/1960 in Ashtabula, Ohio.Their Children: Hubert Ambrose, Joseph Manning, John Otis, Donald Edward and Mary Margaret My name is: James Gerrety email:
phone: (240) 505-9412
April 2013
ERKICKSON SONNIE I'm having a difficult time tracking down a relative of mine that may have died in Ashtabula between 1900-1910.  Her name is Jennie H. Erickson (Errickson) nee Sonnie.  I'm sure she died there.  Grave indexing is a on-going project and may not have her listed but could be buried in any one of the many cemeteries.  The two possibilities are, she may be buried at  Harpers or Amboy.  I have no way of checking the death records there.  She was married to Erick Erickson in 1899.  He was a widow in 1910 according to the census record.  Ray B. Smith  April  2013
NOBBS MARVIN My records indicate that Seth Marvin married Priscilla Nobbs in Ashtabula in 1829. I am seeking documentation of this event. Charles Knight, 3918 Cleveland Road East, Huron, Ohio 44839.  419-433-3162 March 2013

I am trying to locate records for my ggggrandfather, Horace Allen who lived and died in Richmond , Ashtabula , Ohio .  He could have lived there as early as 1856, however, I'm not certain of that date.  I do know, from War of 1812 Service records, that he died there on February 3, 1864.  I do not have death records but do have copies of Cynthia Allen's (wife) certified testimony given in statements for receiving Horaces disability pension from the war.  I have done "Find a Grave" seaches for the area but to no avail.Why they moved to Ohio from Schroeppel , NY , I don't know.  I don't have any records showing other Allens in the Richmond area. Peter Allen Hatton   2607 Park Run Dr Arlington, TX 76016

March 2013
GASKILL Seeking any information on parents of Benjamin Gaskill (or Gaskell) b. 1821 probably in Yates Co,, NY; married Mercy Kingsley in 1842 in Yates Co., NY. They had four children, George A. (or Albert), Silas, Julius and Laura. Moved to Richmond Center, Ashtabula Co, OH circa 1854, d May, 1865 in Greensboro, NC (Civil War casualty) buried at Richmond Twp, Cemetery, Ashtabula Co., OH (name on gravestone is "Gaskell"). Perhaps some mention of parentage in a will?
Rick Gaskell email: snail mail: 325 23rd ST NW, Canton, OH 44709 phone: 330-454-9005
March 2013
RHODES COUCH Would like information on g. grandmother hattie rhodes couch. was married to sylvester couch, but 1900 census shows her living with charles morey, her two children mildred couch (my grandmother) age 1 and her brother age 9. the census shows hattie and charles being married 12 years, however i believe that is not correct as her children"s surname is couch. any idea who could help me with this? would like to know where hattie is buried. (sylvester is buried in florida, listed as being a widower (hattie) his death date is 1933.)Patricia Brown March 2013
OJALA Looking for naturalization record for John Ojala (my grandfather). DOB 3/30/1876, year of death 1956. Passenger and immigration list index, 1500s-1900s shows source publication code: 160; Page: 75; Source bibliography: Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, Index of the Naturalization Records of Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1875-1906, Jefferson, Ohio: the society, 1982. 110p.Also looking for obit for John Ojala, year of death 1956 and his wife, my grandmother, Susana Ojala, DOD 5/19/1920, county Cuyahoga, Ohio. March 2013
TOLL Looking for Obit of Helen M (Margaret) Toll (maiden Name possibly Whalen). She was born Sept 26 1917 and died Oct 4, 2005 in Madison, Ohio. The obit should have been in the Star Beacon, Ashtabula Ohio. Father surname Whalen, Mother Stansbury. I appreciate any information you can provide. Sandy Hoffman Gotham 
February 2013
COON/PARKER I am looking for information regarding the parents and siblings of Harriet Lovina (Louisa?) Coon. Harriet married Eliel Chauncey Parker at Ashtabula 1838. Harriet Coon was born 3 Nov 1819, died in 1857 (Marquette Co then) now Green Lake Co Wisconsin. I have enough information regarding Harriet and Eliel and their descendants, but photographs of Eliel, Harriet and children would be great. PARENTS? My working theory: Harriet's parents may have been Jacob Coon & Louisa Northway (dau of Gaius and Anna). Jacob and Louisa Coon, I estimate they had at least 4 children between 1816-1826 ending in his 1826 Kortright NY death; children being 1-Peter, 2-Harriet?, 3-Margaret, 4-Jacob Jr. After Jacob Sr. death, my theory is widow Louisa and children moved from Kortright NY to Ashtabula in 1832. On 6 Feb 1833 (fact) a Lois Coon married Jesse Markham, no proof that this Lois Coon is my Louisa Coon. The 1984 book "A Genealogical History of the Eliel Chauncey Parker Family" by Edgar R. Barton and Harold U. Cropsey (at Orange County Gen Society, California) says Harriet Coon moved to north east Ohio with her parents (plural) at age 13 (abt 1832-1833). Now that seems to fit well with Lois Coon's 6 Feb 1833 Ashtabula marriage to Jesse Markham, then daughter Nancy born Morgan/Ashtabula about 1836. Jesse Markham was already at Ashtabula in 1830. But what were the names of the parents and siblings of Harriet Lovina Coon? January 2013
RANDLE/ALDERMAN/MALLORY My G grandmother, Sarah Johanna Radle. married Corydon Alderman. After his death, she married Gilbert Mallory, becoming his seconnd spouse. I know that Gilbert and his family are buried in the East Lakeville Cemetery at East Conneaut and I have a photograph of Gilbert and Sarah Johanna that says that SJ is buried with Gilbert. SJ died in 1919 in Elyria, Lorain Co. OH   However, when I visited Gilbert's grave, I could not find a stone for Sarah. If anyone could help me with this mystery, I would be so appreciative. I would love to have a photo of her stone. I am now in Georgia and it appears that I won't be getting back north excepting by the computer. Nancy Whipple Erbland 9101 Chalice Circle Evans, GA 30809. 706 863 January 2013
CULVER Would like to find the death date and place for a 3X grandfather. Isaac CULVER born abt 1790 in CT,, moved to Ontario, Canada as a young man - was md to Mary McCarty. The family moved to Ohio in the 1830's.
On Ancestry someone posted that he died just before 1850 in Ashtabula Co. He is not listed with his family in the 1850 census. I would like to verify this info or be able to find a death date or cemetery record.Gladys Shaw, 3293 Edby Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709-2657.
December 2012
BELL I am searching for information on William Johnson Bell. He lived in Ashtabula, most likely on Michigan Avenue. His wife's name was Jane and they immigrated from Ireland sometime between 1871 and 1876. He had one son born in Ireland and two children born in Ohio. He died in 1877. Any information or documentation would be appreciated, but I am looking specifically for an exact date when he immigrated and if he lived anywhere else in the United States between then and 1876. -Andrew Tryon
December 2012
PECK: A.G. (Silversmith) I am looking for insight into an Ashtabula County Silversmith named A. G. Peck. The timeframe is 1820-1830. There is a single reference in a silversmith book on the 'net, but that is nothing definitive.
There is a suggestion that he lived/worked? in New Lyme. Any history about him (her?) is welcomed. Richard  P.O. Box 2536 Ashtabula, OH 44005
December 2012
SUMMERS/SOMMERS I'm looking for any information on George A. Summers or Sommers born 1819 in New York. also information on his wife Fidelia Summers born 1818 in Connecticut. This information is from the 1860 and 1870 US census for Richmond, Ashtabula County OH. Either George died or George and Fidelia were divorced between 1870 and 1880. Fidelia is in the 1880 US census with her husband Levant Hill born in 1815 in New York. When George died he left some land to his heirs in Wisconsin. We have part of a letter from an attorney in Ohio with information about the inheritance, but were missing part of the letter. this all happened in the 1890's.  Bill Herman, I live in Hubertus, Wisconsin. November 2012
SOUTHARD Looking for information on Lucetta Allen Southard (1840-1887) family. She was married to Charles F Southard (1821-?) and lived in Kelloggsville, Ashtabula, Ohio. Particularly looking for death of her sister Elenor Allen, who according to a letter I have was living with her in 1874 during an illness and may have died in Ohio. The ALLEN family was from Summerhill, Crawford county, PA. Lucetta's father was Eli Allen and mother Ruby Beard. Lucetta died in Ohio in 1887 from complications of measles. Her parents and two of her sisters as well as other family members also died at the same time of Measles. I know that Elenor Allen was no longer living in 1887 but have been unable to locate her death information. The surviving sister Emma Allen Crickmer of Akron, Summit, Ohio was my gggrandmother. Karen Stone, , 1934 Bryn Mawr Dr, Stow, Ohio 44224 November 2012
WOODWORTH Seeking the parents of Calvin WOODWORTH, born in Ohio ca. 1807, married Eliza GALE in 1828 in Ashtabula County, and died in 1865 in Harpersfield. Buried in Cork Cemetery, Harpersfield. Esther Mott 
October 2012
MONTGOMERY Looking for any information on Davis MONTGOMERY'S family b. Abt 1797-d.1849 Geneva, OH. Looking for proof that He and Lewis MONTGOMERY, b. 1798- d. 1874, Geneva, OH were brothers. Their father was James MONTGOMERY, 1765-1834. Contact Robert MONTGOMERY email , Address: same at 472 Gibbs Road, Blairsville, GA. Phone: (706)745-5486 October 2012

Searching for information on Jean M Jewett, born March 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. Listed as lodger with Perry Page family @ 295 W. Liberty, Geneva Village-1940 Census & 1934 City Directory (as Student). Also, in City Directories of 1943 ( 5115 Hope Ave-Machine operator for Iten Fiber Co.) & 1944 (531 W. 58th -Iten Fiber Co). She goes off the radar after 1944. Daniel

October 2012
Looking for the grave of  my great grandfathers sister Mary Elizabeth Shindler  Kimball who lived in Ashtabula and was married to a Frank Kimball. Did they have children?  Is there an obit for her?
Thanks for any information you may have.
joycejan@castletv.comJoyce Manning
October 2012


Walter Allee b. 1796 in Scipio, Cayuga, New York, in 1840 he and his family moved to Lenox and later to Jefferson with his daughter Melinda Frayer. he died in Jefferson in 1866. Walter’s wife was Sybil Sawdy. Trying to determine his parent’s names. Please contact M. King September 2012

I am interested in knowing anything about a Joseph Martin that died in Geneva Memorial Hospital in March 1957.  He had resided with the C.C. Roberts family who lived on Parmly Rd., Perry, OH.He had worked in freight departments of railroads and trucking companies in Cleveland for many years.  My sisters and I met him but once in our lifetimes and would like to know more about him. Bill Martin

September 2012

I have five relatives, immigrants to US probably coming to Ashtabula Ohio around 1891:Nils Andersson born 1863 April 26 in Snårestad Sweden immigrated 1881. Olof Andersson born 1865 October 30 in Snårestad Sweden immigrated 1882 (brother to Nils). Magnus Martinson (Larsson) born 1870 October 20 in Villie Sweden immigrated around 1890 (cousin to Nils and Olof). Anders Nilsson shoemaker born 1849 september 28 in Snårestad immigrated 1891 and his wife Bengta Hakansdotter born 1836 June 3 in Lovestad  Sweden imgrated in 1891 Anders and Bengta returned to Sweden 1898. We believe they all were in Ashtabula as Anders and Bengta had tickets to Ashtabula Ohio. I would be most thankful for any trace of our relatives. Leif Martensson Syrenvägen 5a 187 35 TABY  Sweden

September 2012
CRANE, SAWDY, SAWDEY Attempting to locate documentation of Cora Crane (born in Cherry Valley, Ohio on 20 Aug 1864, died 24 Apr 1937 in Florida) to her mother, Sophia Sawdey Crane (born 1845 in Oakland, Genesee Co, New York and died 21 Feb in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co, Ohio). Father was Bradley Crane (born abt. 1840 and died in Cherry Valley on 22 Aug 1866). Also attempting to locate documentation of Sophia Sawdey Crane being the daughter of John Tracy Sawdey (born 1824 in Erie County, Penn. and died on 21 July 1899 in Ashtabula county, Ohio). And last, attempting to locate documentation of John Tracy Sawdey being the son of a Henry Sawdey who was born in RI and died in New York. Lyn Dresser - September 2012

Please send me a copy of the death notice for: Catherine Giessen, mother of Edna M. Butler Date of Death: September 1959 Residence: Windsor, Ohio Thank you for your help in my genealogy search. Dave Cook  e-mail: Address: 2989 Macbeth Drive, Rocky River, Ohio 44116 Phone 440-333-0031

August 2012
GILLETT, MASON Seeking parents, birth place, dates, of Asahel l Gillett married to Olive Mason. They had a child Laura born 1806 approx;. in Fort Ann Washington, NY. They moved to another NY town, then left for Ashtabula, OH. Laura H.Davis, July 2012
SMITH, BUXTON Looking for information about Eunice Smith who was born February 13, 1829 in Ashtabula Co, OH. She married John Buxton on July 31, 1845 in Illinois and was living in Kansas at the time of her death in 1899. Eunice and John would be my gg grandparents. Would appreciate any information on either of them or their families. Marilynn Smith July 2012
BURGE Attempting to track down the correct parents for Josiah Burge and Hannah Burge. (Birge and Burge are the two spellings I've encountered).

1850 Census for Monroe Center, Ashtabula indicates Peter Burge (born Massachusetts) and Abigail Burge (born Vermont).

Josiah (1850 census indicates born in New York) married Fanny Everts in 1843, Ashtabula; stayed in Ohio. Hannah (born in Ohio) married Dudley Cass in 1847, Ashtabula and moved to Wisconsin.

If census information is correct, would appear Peter may have married in New York; had a child (Josiah) and moved to Ohio prior to 1826. Not sure whether Abigail was wife #1 or possible wife #2. Haven't had any luck finding Abigail's maiden name or Peter's parents. Michael Finnestad
July 2012

Seeking a Maude Smith (surname Eliason) address maybe 28 Hummer St Ashtabula, Ohio Don’t know the husband’s name Would have lived in Ashtabula in 1906, 07, 08, 09 She would be an aunt from West Virgina

July 2012
MARTIN Seeking info on Joseph Martin, DOB 6-30-1888 in Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, US Citizen, Death 08 March, 1957, Buried St. Mary's Riverside Cemetery, Burial 11 March 1957. Lived on Parmly Rd. Death Certificate shows he was a widower but in reality married to Katherine Kenny Martin of Chicago, IL.I am his grandson seeking any information about him. Bill Martin 3494 Meadowgrove Dr. SE Kentwood, MI 49512 616-698-9018 Home 616-460-6361 Cell June 2012
HERRICK I am seeking information on the family of Andrew Jackson Herrick who was born in Ashtabula Co., Ohio on June 8, 1820. I have some information indicating his father's name was Ora. I have found land ownership records for Colebrook from 1874 showing land owned by O. E. Herrick, D. Herrick and another Herrick, but I can not read the first initial. I have information indicating that Andrew Jackson's father was born in New York and his that his mother was born in Missouri.  Melva Herrick Nunnery, 125 Abby Lane, Byrdstown, TN 38549, 931-864-3515 June 2012
HOPKINS I am looking for information about Gardner Hopkins, born 24 July 1796 in Foster, Rhode Island, lived in Cortland Co., N.Y., and lived and died 11 Dec 1880 in Amboy, Ashtabula, Ohio.In particular, I am seeking information about whether Gardner Hopkins was in the War of 1812. He was married to Freelove Parker, born about 12 Aug 1798-98 in Rhode Island, and died 8 Aug 1884 in Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio. I descend from this couple through their son Amos “Crandall” Hopkins, who was an early settler of Antelope County, Nebraska Nancy Curran June 2012

Seeking the parents of Frederick Weed, b. abt 1777 CT. m. Abagail. They had 6 children Jane A. Weed, born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, died 1863 in LaPorte County, Indiana, married Theodore Hopkins Wells, born May 31, 1800 in Hartford, Connecticut, married February 04, 1824 in Brownhelm, Loraine County, Ohio, died March 03, 1842 in LaPorte County, Indiana; Cornelius E. Weed; Caroline C. Weed, married George F. James; Lysander Weed; Samuel M. Weed; Sally C. Weed married Samuel Shigley Stephen McDonough: 

May 2012 Updated Sept. 2012
BROOKS Marine Review Cleveland 26 March 1896 Page 3 – mentions list of Masters for the coming season and includes Ashtabula, Geo. Brooks

Marine Review Cleveland 3 Sep 1896 Page 1 – “Capt George Brooks assistant shipping master for the Lake Carriers Association at Ashtabula died suddenly at that place Wednesday.

Trying to determine if this Capt George Brooks is my ancestor George A (“Saxie”) Brooks, born abt 1845 in Canada, who sailed the Great Lakes out of Port Dalhousie during the last half of the 1870s through to about 1888. He owned the Schooner Cecilia in 1888 that hailed out of Windsor. After his wife died in 1884 I can find no record of he or his 4 daughters in Canada Census records. Of course with no census records available for the US Census of 1890, I have not been able to determine if he moved on to the US after about 1888. Other brothers who were sailors did move to the U.S. Daughters were Mary Diana (Minnie) b 1870; Caroline M. b 1873; Elizabeth Maud b 1875 and Charlotte b 1877
593 Lake Street, St Catharines, Ontario. Tom Brooks.
April 2012
CROWELL Seeking the parents of Charles Crowell, born ~1805 in Connecticut. I believe he is the son of William Crowell and Ruth Peck who emigrated from Connecticut to Ashtabula County in 1806, but I do not have a definitive record to prove the lineage. Charles Crowell married Priscilla Fowler on May 17, 1826. Charles died in 1844 in Fulton County, IL, shortly after he emigrated there with his wife and children. Charles and Priscilla Crowell are my gr-gr-gr grandparents. L. Gross April  2012
DONOVAN Seeking family of Clarence I Donovan, 1921-1971, bur. in Lakeview Cemetery. Born Chicago, IL and died in Lake Co. Ohio. He had two living half-siblings (Mary and James McGowan), and a full-brother George Donovan. I am searching on behalf of descendants of Mary and George. Kate Shields St Paul, MN (651)739-3874 April 2012

Seeking information on JAMES CARLTON BOYLE .  James was born in Ireland in May, 1831 (1900 census).  He married EMILY AUGUSTA SPERRY on Oct. 28, 1862, in Ashtabula.  James and Emily were both alive in the 1900 census.I believe them to be buried in Rock Creek with their son HUGH H. BOYLE who died May 5, 1905.  I am trying to trace James back to Ireland.  His parents according to information online were Connell Boyle and Briddy McScome. If anyone has any additional information, please get in touch.  Linda Holler

April 2012

Updated Sept. 2012

RUSSELL Looking for family info on Charles & Letitia Bartlett RUSSELL, had daughter Mary Ellen Russell born March 5, 1889.  Mary Ellen Russell was born in Ashtabula.  That’s all the info I have.  Would like to find out more on all three and any other children Charles & Letitia may have had. April 2012
ANDREWS, PECK, DeWOLF, COLLINS, DYLE, SOURTHERN, GOODELL Exchange Information/trying to find parents of Eli Andrews b. 1790 CT, d. bef. 1840 OH., married 8 Jan 1816 at Lebanon Twp., Ashtabula, Ohio Elizabeth "Betsy" (Peck), dau of Samuel Griffin and Zipporiah (DeWolf) Peck of Ashtabula County. Had issue son Asel b.. 3 Dec 1815 in OH, d. 31 Jan 1891 Cheshire Twp, Allegan, Michigan; married (1) Lura (Collins) abt 1843 in OH, (2) Ann (Dyle) Southern, and son Austin b. abt 1829 in OH, d. 3 May 1888 at Manistee, MI, md Mary L. (Goodell) 7 Oct 1856 at Bloomingdale Twp, Van Buren, Michigan. Betsy (Peck) Andrews md (2) Adolphus Knowles 31 Mar 1842 Lebanon Twp, Ashtabula, OH. Adolphus died bef 1860 in Gustavus Twp, Ashtabula, Ohio. "Betsy" moved to MI with her sons Asel & Austin and died abt 1880, probably in Allegan County.  David Rumery 405 South State ST #5 Gobles, MI 49055 Ph. 269.628.2406 March 2012
REDA Seeking information on Anna Louise Reda, born in Ashtabula, Ohio,9/20/1920. March 2012
McNAIR McNEAR Seeking information on Charles McNair (McNear) m. Mary Diana Atkins in 1813 in Ashtabula Co. Charles was born in 1788 in Rhode Island. Mary Atkins was born 1818 in Massachusetts. Son Charles S. McNair Jr was born 1816 in CT and married Mary Parker (b. 1818 in MA) in 1836 in Ashtabula Co. Charles S McNair and Mary Parker had 4 children born in OH: Charles, b. 1837, Henry b. 1840; Samuel Tipton b. 1842, Diana b. 1846 and Elizabeth b. 1848.Pat DeVore 440 808-9678 March 2012
MASON Im seeking information on the parents of Roswell Mason (also spelled on the 1860 census as Rausel) his birth date varies depending on the document. 1801,1810 and on war pension records 1820. All records state he was born in New York . War records state Fort Ann Washington County New York. I have found no records there. He married Hannah St. John in Weathersfield Trumbull Ohio 16 of December 1837 They had Margaret Elizabeth b. 1845 ( who died in Warren Trumbull county Ohio 23 June 1921 and married to Wm Mathews.) Mary Mason dob may have been 1846 or 1847. She married in Wisconsin to Hamilton Seth Barden( he was born in Ashtabula Ohio) James Calvin Mason born Niles Ohio 1837 ( died Janesville Wisconsin) Harry born abt. 1859 Ohio, (either Trumbull or Ashtabula county) I suspect either Abraham Mason  born abt 1792 and lived in Andover Ashtabula in 1860 owned land. The other suspect is Alvin Mason born abt 1786 in Ma.  He lived in Andover Ashtabula in 1860. Spouse may be Polly b. abt 1790 and in Ma.  Olive mason is listed in the house b. abt 1835 NY. Also present on the 1860 census in the same house are Aldevader Root born 1835 Ohio spouse being Lucinda (is she a mason perhaps?) son Charlie born probably 1859 Ohio.   There appeared to be several Mason families living in the area born in either Ma. or NY. I have seen records that show Whitehall NY for birth places of Mason. Which is in the same county (Washington) as Fort Ann.
How do I get the probate records of either Abraham or Alvin? I am not sure they died in Ashtabula. It would make sense given their age.
March 2012
DENNIS I am trying to find a ss number on John Franklin Dennis. By the way my mother was listed as Marian Ruth Dennis. All I know is he was a male nurse and lived in Texas. Thanks for your time! DLDennis  I am looking for a ss number for him so I can find out before my mother pasted she destroyed anything connected to him so I have no clue. I am 56 and have no clue to who-what –where or when. Lets just say my mother was not a nice person. Found their divorce papers and it is not on there either. It says #44,218 in common pleas court –Ashtabula county, Ohio. Filed Feb 7 1956 jour.63 page_____ Hugh Hewitt was the Judge. Edwin Warner was the attorney. I could find Marian’s off the death certificate if you need to know that or send you mine.  February 2012
THOMPSON I am looking for a gentleman by the name of Tyrone Thompson. He is my Biological Father. He married my mother Rita Rossi in 1968 somewhere in southern Ohio (Lebanon) county according to my Mom. He was staying with family that lived on East 43rd Street in Ashtabula. That is when my mom met him and his family. My Mom said he had a brother named Terry and a Sister but could not remember her name. She thinks his father’s name was John. They were divorced here in Ashtabula in 1971. And his address at the time was 2802 W. Foothill Drive Phoenix, Arizona. I Was born Timothy Tyrone Thompson but was later adopted by the late James Leonard Carducci when he married my mom Rita Thompson who is now Rita Carducci in present time. my name was changed to Timothy James Carducci during the February 2012
PUGLIESE To Whom It May Concern;     I am trying to locate my real fathers info for Diana Lynn Dennis,  DOB 05-27-1955, Geneva Ohio. My grandparents were Zella Ida Pugliese and Joesph Pugliese who lived  on main st  for years. I am not sure if  my mother was listed as Marian Ruth Pugliese or last name of Dennis.   My house mail is Diana L Dennis  5233 Pueblo  Abilene  Tx 79605 any info would be wonderful. February 2012

Seeking information of the immigration of Solomon Jacobson (my great grand father), born 1884 in Finland,  married to Marry Timmerbacka.  I would like to know the city in Finland from which he departed and / or was born.  The 1910 Census says he arrived in the US in 1990 to Ashtabula Ohio. Terry Kavula

February 2012
TAFT Seeking the death dates and places for Perry Taft (born abt. 1784) and his wife, Lucy Taft (born abt. 1788). They lived in Geneva. Perry probably died between 1850 and 1860 and Lucy died after 1880. Becky Grothe, Janaury 2012
GILLON My name is Jim Artz, email  , I live at 109 Club Rd. in Louisa, VA, 23093. Ph.#5409671451. seeking any info relating to Owen Joseph Gillon, b. 12 Apr 1892 in Ireland. Spouse Christine H. Gillon (Best) b. 1905. Owen was an engineer with the NKP and they lived in Conneaut on Madison St, according to his WW II draft registration. I am a collector of NKP stuff and I have a book with his name as the giver of the book. Just curious about anything referring to him. January 2012

Updated Sept. 2012

SMITH I am seeking information on Marcus L. Smith born 1835 in Ashtabula County. He lived in Austinburg and was a Civil War Veteran Serving
with the Kansas Cavalry. I would like to know who his parents were.
He is related to Sabinus and Sarah Smith of Austinburg and is also related to my Great Great Grandfather Jareb Smith born 1819. I am also trying to identify an Austin Smith who was 57 when he died and is buried in Jareb Smith's family plot in South Hartsgrove Cemetery. Any information about these two men would be very helpful. Nancy (Smith) Hess  - 5170 S. Telluride Street, Centennial, CO
800015 - 720-290-2043
January 2012
SEIFERT Query on Claudia Seifert that graduated Ashtabula High School in Class of 1960.  Married name, address ect.  Family research has revealed she is a long lost niece of mine.  Would like to contact and verify childhood info and family..   phone 740-496-4061 December 2011
Seeking information on Hutchins Cemetery at corner of route 307 and Van Pelt road in Harpersfield. My great great grandfather was Calvin Hutchins living on the property in 1874. Would like to know if he (b 9/25/1812 - d 10/22/1885) and his wife Emeline Crosby Hutchins (b 4/1/1818 - d 9/4/1905) are buried in this family cemetery. Barbara Barbarow December 2011 Updated Sept. 2012
GOODSELL I am looking for a record that links Isaac Goodsell to his son Buel born 25 July 1793 in Dover Plains, Dutchess, New York, 25 July 1793 Died 3 May 1863 in New York, NY

Isaac Goodsell born 28 Aug 1763 in Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, died 29 Feb 1844 in Monroe, Ashtabula, Ohio: Married Eunice Buell 3 Oct 1789 in Litchfield, Litchfield Connecticut. They had 7 children: Elliott, Eunice, Olive, John, Buel, Isaac and Larry.

Additionally: Isaac married a second time to Elizabeth Mosher Sullivan in Beekman, Dutchess, New York 18 Aug 1808 They appeared on the 1840 census in Monroe. Children of this marriage: Betsy, Mary Ann, Rachel Harriet and David  Bruce Alfredson 1330 Crescent Parkway Court Houston, TX 77094 281-267-5032
December 2011
WILLIAMS Seeking information about Isaac Williams who married Delight (unknown). His son John was born Norwich, New London, Conn. Sept 17,
1771 and married Clarissa Hamlin March 31, 1796 at age 25, in Washinton, Mass. Seven children of this union: Justin, Tempe, Eliza, John, Mary, Henry Harrison, all born at Mt. Washington, Mass. and James Dwight, born Pittsfield Mass. The family moved from Lenox, Mass.
to the Western Reserve and settled at Avon, Ohio in 1817. 
November 2011
BARRETT I am looking to confirm the existence of Mary Lorinda Barrett, and where she is buried. Based on the dates she should be Lillian May (Spring) Noble's mother, but Lillian's death certificate lists Martha as her mother. Mary nor her daughter Lillian are mentioned in any of the family histories or photos, but Lillian (Nellie) is listed in the household in the 1870 census.
Mary Lorinda Barrett Born: 1823 in Madison, Clark County, Ohio Died: 1866 in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio (not sure on death)
Married: 1 Jan 1861 Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio to Leander Philotus Spring (I have a copy of the marriage registration) Leander Philotus Spring
Born: 1 Jan 1861 in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio Died: 21 Jun 1927 buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio Child: Lillian May Spring born 20 Jul 1862 in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Remarried: Martha Rebecca Barrett 26 Sep 1863 in Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio (Mary Lorinda Barrett's younger sister)( I have a copy of the marriage registration) Father: Philander Barrett Born: 20 Nov 1800 in New York Died: 18 Jan 1851 buried in South Cemetery, Jefferson, Ohio
Mother: Rebecca Dewey Born: 10 Aug 1806 in Westfield (now Hampden), Hampshire, Massachusetts Died: 27 Dec 1888 buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva, Ohio (not sure why she is not buried with husband) Vince Smith 2530 Congress St. Carmel, IN 46032 (803)309-9589
November 2011
WHIPPLES/WHAPLES I am searching for information on my ggg grandfather, Myron Whaples, 1787-abt 1850.  Found him on the census but just disappeared.  His wife Mary J. Blakeslee was also found on census and she too disappeared although i was told she died in Washington, DC.  My ggg grandfather came from Connecticut as did his wife, and came to Ashtabula and raised a family there.  He had a son also named Myron.  Anyone who has any info on the Whipples/Whapels, and would share with me, Maryann Thomas November 2011
KOI/KOE I seek confirmation of the birth of Stephen Koi, reportedly born in Ashtabula. (In one record the name was spelled KOE, but since many other Koi’s are buried in the same cemetery, I believe Koi is correct. A photograph of his grave marker indicates he was born in 1925. I do not have a record of his parents. He married Avonel Dora Beveridge (or Dora Avonel B) but the data and location are unknown to me. If someone was willing to simply go to the local Vital Statistcs office and copy the info from the original registration card, I would be most appreciative. (I am not willing to pay the outrageous fees for the digital printouts.) Please feel free to get back to me with any questions you may have. Tom Pottenger, 1168 S Shawnee Drive, Greenville, Ohio; 937-548-6784; October 2011


25 Aug 2012

ALLEN Benjamin Allen. Looking for date on Benjamin Allen who died in 1843 in Ashtabula, OH. When was he married and to whom? Who were his children besides a George W. Allen? It is also believed he was a brother to John and David Allen also of Ashtabula, OH. Any info on Benjamin greatly appreciated. October 2011
THOMPSON Look for a death notice for William Thompson (no know middle name) who died December 6, 1903. Born Feb. 16, 1815 in New York State. Some records show the death in Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio. Other in PA. No record in PA. First wife - Hulda DeWolf Thompson-Died in 1881. Second wife - Amanda-Married in 1883. Patricia Mizikowski -  11262 Firethorn Road, Wattsburg, PA 16442 October 2011
SPRAGUE  Seeing information on great-great grandparents Nelson Sprague b. 03 Mar 1809, Gloversville, NY m. Miranda/Maranda Sprague 21 Oct 1832 Little Falls, NY 1834 migrated to Ashland Co., OH and had a govt. contract as a Captain of two canal boats on the Erie Canal to deliver mail between Youngstown and Conneaut.1838 bought farmland Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., and lived there till 1848. Children born in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, Lucretia b. 14 Aug., 1837, Wellington George b. 18 Dec 1839, Edgar A. b. 22 Feb. 1842, Wayland F. b 01 Nov 1845 Nelson’s mother Eunice (Case) Sprague d. 1842 Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co. Would like to know where she is buried. Mary Sprague Langsdorf, 7800 Kensington Manor Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 761-1112 October 2011
HILLS Seeking information regarding Salmon Hills, born in ohio, and married Margaret C. Campbell, 04 Jul 1894 in Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio. He had 1 known child (Harold S Hills).Craig Hills Avon, Indiana October 2011

Seeking the cemetery records and inscriptions for Benjamin COOK (1759-1831) and his wife, Mary (ALDERMAN) COOK (1761-1843) who both died at Windsor Mills, Ashtabula County, Ohio, and also Benjamin COOK Jr (1783-1862) who was married 2nd to Eunice and died at Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio, and his 1st wife, Lydia (GODARD) COOK (1785-1845) who died at Windsor Mills, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  David MORTON, .

October 2011 Update Sept 2012
ATWATER Seeking either birth certificate, marriage license or death certificate of Franklin Truman Atwater, son of Abraham, moved to Conneaut from VT. born around 1805, died around 1840, wife: Mary Evaline, one known son Samuel Crowles Atwater, born around 1840. Franklin died when son Samuel was a year old. Also searching for birth certificate of Samuel C. Atwater Leslie Rollheiser, 7631 W. Salem Carroll Rd. • Oak Harbor, OH 43449,  October 2011
THOMPSON I am looking for a death notice for William Thompson (no know middle name) who died December 6, 1903. Born Feb. 16, 1815 in New York State. Some records show the death in Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio. Other in PA. No record in PA. First wife - Hulda DeWolf Thompson-Died in 1881. Second wife - Amanda-Married in 1883.
Patricia Mizikowski -  11262 Firethorn Road, Wattsburg, PA 16442
October 2011
CLARK I'm looking for info on Eliza Clark m. George W. Barrett, file#549, frame#550, Ashtabula, 1839. Looking for her date of death. Thank you for your assistance. Beverly Barrett , Address: 3737 Bahia Vista Dr.,Bremerton, WA 98310 Ph.(360) 479-7745 September 2011

Seeking information about my great-great-grandmother, Ruby Crowell, born about 1820 in Ashtabula County. She married George G. Swan in about 1861 and lived for years in Byron, Ogle County, Illinois, returning to Cleveland in the late 1880’s after the death of her husband. Richard D. Swan

September 2011 Updated Sept. 2012
I am seeking information on  Darius and his son Anson Olmstead.  I have not researched in Ashtabula.  However I did do research in Delaware County, New York.  In New York this branch of Olmsteads were at Harpersfield, Davenport and the other small towns nearby.  It is east of the Susquehanna River. In the 1912 Olmstead volume they have Darius dying at Harpersfield (Township?), Ashtabula, Ohio.  I have often wondered if that might be an error.  I suspect he may have died at the Harpersfield area in New York.  When he was 76 years old he sold land holding in 1826 at Delaware County, New York.  Anson the son died on 10 Dec 1863 having been born in Davenport, Delaware County, New York in 1774.  He died in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1863.  If you personally have not found info in Ohio on Darius, could you recommend where I could look for data?  Conceivably the early land records would reveal something.  Would they be on file at a County Court House if so were are those records for the 1830's and earlier?  On the Ashtabula web site there are indications that the early cemeteries for Harpersfield Ohio site are gone.  My name is Eugene (Gene) Eiklor.  E Mail address is  I am registered as a descendant in the Huron County, OH genealogy society and maintain my membership there.  I also hold membership in the Olmstead Family Association.  I live at 417 Oakwood Place, Geneseo, IL with a phone of 309-944-3524. 
September 2011

I am seeking any family information of my great-great grandfather Nelson Sprague, the 4th great grandson of the Pilgrim Francis Sprague who came to Plymouth , MA in 1623. b. 3 March 1809 Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY d. 6 Feb. 1901 Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., WI. M. Miranda Smith b. 13 Jan. 1810 Herkimer Co., NY d. 3 Oct 1887 Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan Co., WINelson’s mother Eunice Case was married to Roger Sprague and d. 1842 Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., OH Nelson’s daughter, Lucretia A. Sprague b. 14 Aug 1837 Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., OH d. 2 May 1920 Milwaukee, WI m. Alfred R. Chandler , Nelson’s son, Wellington George Sprague b. 18 Dec 1839 Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., Oh d. 4 Apr. 1910 Denver, CO m. Mira REED,Nelson’s son Edgar A. Sprague b. 22 Feb. 1842 cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., OH d. 13 Jun 1864 at age 22 fighting in the Civil War in Louisville, KY , Nelson’s son, Wayland F. Sprague, b. 1 Nov 1845 Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co. OH d. Dec 31, 1864 at age 20. Nelson Sprague was Captain of two canal boats on the Erie Canal after his marriage.  In 1834, he migrated to Ashland Co., Ohio and for a number of years had the government contract to carry the mails between Youngstown and Conneaut.  In July, 1848, he removed his family to Sheboygan Co., WI where he bought a farm and lived the balance of his life.  In the latter 1860's he engaged in the manufacture of fanning mills.  He married to Miranda Smith about 1831 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY.

Maryy SPRAGUE Langsdorf 7800 Kensington Manor Ln. Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 761-1112

September 2011
WILLIAMS MEEKER I am looking for information on John D. Williams. He was born abt. 1822 in New York. He married Adaline Meeker, born 1829 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They had five children: Hiram Williams, b. 1850 Pennsylvania, Olive R. Williams, b. abt. 1852, Pennsylvania, m. Lucius McClintock in 1870, Ashtabula, Ohio, Ellen A. Williams, b. 1855, Pennsylvania, m. Althus Charles Powers in 1874, Ashtabula, Ohio, Flora A. Williams, b. 1857 (twin), Pennsylvania, m. Herbert D. Howard in 1878, Nevada and Florence E. Williams. b. 1857 (twin), Pennsylvania, m. Adelbert R. Smith in 1874, Dorset, Ashtabula, Ohio

The family moved from Crawford County, Pennsylvania to Richmond Twp., Ashtabula, Ohio sometime between 1857 and 1860. By 1870, Adaline was married to James H. Wilsey and living in Denmark, Ashtabula, Ohio. They had a son William, b. 1868 in Ashtabula, Ohio. Adaline died 16 Oct 1876, Dorset, Ashtabula, Ohio. Any information on this family is greatly appreciated.Karrie Sierra,
August 2011
ANDREWS PECK GRIFFIN GOODELL KNOWLES Exchange Information/trying to find parents of Eli Andrews b. 1790 CT, d. bef. 1840 OH., married 8 Jan 1816 at Lebanon Twp., Ashtabula, Ohio Elizabeth "Betsy" (Peck), dau of Samuel Griffin and Zipporiah (DeWolf) Peck of Ashtabula County. Had issue son Asel b.. 3 Dec 1815 in OH, d. 31 Jan 1891 Cheshire Twp, Allegan, Michigan; married (1) Lura (Collins) abt 1843 in OH, (2) Ann (Dyle) Southern, and son Austin b. abt 1829 in OH, d. 3 May 1888 at Manistee, MI, md Mary L. (Goodell) 7 Oct 1856 at Bloomingdale Twp, Van Buren, Michigan. Betsy (Peck) Andrews md (2) Adolphus Knowles 31 Mar 1842 Lebanon Twp, Ashtabula, OH. Adolphus died bef 1860 in Gustavus Twp, Ashtabula, Ohio. "Betsy" moved to MI with her sons Asel & Austin and died abt 1880, probably in Allegan County.  David Rumery 405 South State ST #5 Gobles, MI 49055 Ph. 269.628.2406 August 2011
ANDREWS COLLINGS MCFARLAND ANDREWS/COLLINS/MCFARLAND: Trying to trace the family of Alexander Asel Andrews, son of Asel Andrews and his first wife Lura Collins: A. A. Andrews born 2 May 1846 in Ashtabula County, Ohio to Asel Andrews and his first wife (Lura Collins). Siblings were Melissa Sophronia Andrews b. 8 March 1843 in Ohio, d. 26 March 1908 at Berlamont, Van Buren, Michigan, m.. Harmon Hyde Cooley 20 March 1857 at Monterey Twp, Allegan, Michigan and Samuel Eli Andrews b. 11 may 1844 at Canton, Stark, Ohio, d. 2 May 1902 at Martin Twp, Allegan, MI., m. Hannah A. Westover 3 Mar 1877 at Martin Twp, Allegan, Michigan. Alexander A., Samuel & Melissa were raised by relatives after mother Lura died. A.A. enlisted in Warren Co. and served in Co. E. Regiment 177, Ohio Vol. Inf. m. Martha A. McFarland in Arkansas.   David Rumery 405 South State ST #5 Gobles, MI 49055 269.628.2406 August 2011
PELLE / SHAMEL Looking for information on:Agnes Pelle (Pelikis) and Peter Pelle Agnes Shamel and Stiva Shamel Agnes and Peter married in Homestead, PA in 1900. They had Celia, Anna, and Elizabeth. I believe that Peter may have worked at the Carnegie Steel company. They are both from Lithuania and moved to Cleveland Ohio between 1909 and 1915. I believe that Peter died due to a work related injury. Agnes remarried Stiva (Steve) Shemel and they had Anthony, Edward, and Josephine. Agnes I know moved to CA in her later years. Agnes and Stiva were born around 1879. I think Agnes came to the US in 1899 and Stiva came in 1898. I know nothing about Peter. Jennifer Romer 7653 Brightfield CT Liberty TWP., OH 45044 July 2011
RATHBONE/McCLURE I am interested in finding out anything you have in your records about my great-grandmother, Julia Rathbone, who came from Ashtabula and moved to Lansing Michigan. She married Danial McClure who was an educator and wrote books about education in 19th century Michigan. July 2011

Seeking the parents of Burton George (Field) – (don’t know if this is his birth or adopted last name), b. January 06, 1885 in Ashtabula CO. Ohio. Adopted by Francis Field and moved to Union City, PA. around 1887. He lists his Mother’s name as Louisa on his Military Records, with no last name. Any information would be gratefully accepted. Thomas L. Field, 19365 Silver Spring Drive, Apt. 203, Northville, MI 48167, 586-945-6528,

June 2011 Updated Sept 2012
LISJAK I am seeking information about my grandfather, Victor Lisjak, b. 1889, d. 1979, who lived in New Lyme, Ashtabula, Ohio, and owned Lisjak's tavern in Geneva during the late 1940's to mid 1960's or so. Any information would be helpful. Linda Smith Poole, . June 2011
KOVANEN BARNES Seeking Alice May Kovanen/Barnes. Born abt. 1920. Possibly in Conneaut, Ohio. Daughter of Matti Kovanen & Maria Luiikken, Married 1909, Conneaut. Brother: Matt Kovanen, born 1915 Conneaut. Orphaned early 1920's. Adopted/taken in by Stephen & Martha Barnes, 1930 Census Erie, PA. Alice graduated High School Conneaut, Ohio 1938. May have cousin named Mary Maukinen, Conneaut, Ohio. Brother, Matt Kovanen, moved west as teenager, last heard from Alice upon graduation in 1938. Contact Sonja Asker Felix,,  509-924-4532 Spokane Valley, Washington. May 2011 Updated Sept. 2012
LUTHER Seeking the parents of Grant W. Luther (my Great-Great Grandfather) , b. abt 1867. m. 1888 to Alma H. Bennett. From family stories, Grant W. Luther was left on a doorstep and raised by a German family (Luther) in Austinburg, Ohio.. I have a distant cousin who claims he found Grant W. Luther's wife's death record. Her name being Alma H. (Bennett) Luther and death in 1910. He also said that Grant W. Luther was raised by his Great Aunt Marian (Luther) Joseph. Her husband's name was either Milton or Millard. One more bit of info, he found a picture that his Grandmother gave him and on the back it captions "Grandma Cringle from the Isle of Man." We are trying to find out if "Grandma Cringle" is related to Alma or a biological mother or grandmother of Grant. If you have any suggestions on where we can find more info, it would also be greatly appreciated. May 2011

Updated Feb. 14, 2015

SEPPALA I am looking for information about my great-grandmother Mary (Maria) Seppala (Sippola). She was born in Finland 1862, is shown on the 1900 census in Astubula Ward 7, Ashtubula Harbor, Ohio Census.
Husband's name John Ahonpa, children Urho, Jacob, John, Sonja and Leola. Brother listed at Henry Heppala (Seppala).
May 2011

Updated Sept. 2012





Seeking information and family stories about Luman Andrews a carpenter born about  1813 in New York and died 11 Oct 1907 at age 94 in Ashtabula as a widower. He first appeared on the 1850 census in Broome County, New York with his wife Nancy and several children including his son Chauncy L. Andrews. C.L. Andrews born July 1840 appeared on the 1900 census in Conneaut, Ashtabula County with his family including his father Luman (indexed as Leonard because they couldn’t read the handwriting) age 84. This census says that his fahter was born April 1816 in Massachusetts. I have C.L. Andrews’ death certificate and it gives his parents as Looman Andrews and Nancy Fountain. Any information about this Andrews family would be appreciated.

Seeking information about Andrew Wilson born about 1825 in Epsyville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania and died 27 July 1890 in Ashtabula. He married Sarah Armina Peck born Aug 1838 in March 1859. Any information about Andrew Wilson or Sarah A. Peck would be appreciated.

Joel Chandler Usher was born about 1843 in Pennsylvania and died 19 November 1924 in Ashtabula County. He married Melissa E. Weaver born 1846 in Pennsylvania. Any information about them would be appreciated.

Seeking information about John Fassett born in New York who married Lydia Maria Jones. This son Frank Edwin Fasset was born April 1869 in Wayne County, Michigan. He married Anna Ellis on 9 September 1850 in Sheffield, Ashtabula Cournty. Any information about where John and Lydia came from in New York would be appreciated.

Daniela Moneta

April 2011
Looking for anyone with personal information to the CRAIG family. Originally from West Virginia and moved to Geneva, Ohio around 1907.
Parents- Charles M Craig : Born 1854 Died 1936,  Susan J Craig (Beam) : Born 1853 Died 1921
Son- Adrian Avery Craig :  Born 1882 Died 1919 / Wife- Sarah Craig (Cain) : Born 1886 Died 1957
They had one son move with them to Ohio and 3 other sons move to Detroit. James, John, and Clarence.. Adrian and Sarah had 3 children : Mildred, William and Harry. All of them lived in Geneva all their lives.
What I'm looking for is any photo's of these people and if any living relatives still reside in Geneva? I know they are buried in Geneva, but not sure which cemetery. Any information would be greatly appreciated and I am willing to share any information I have. Please e-mail me. Thank you. -
April 2011
CULVER Seeking information on Culver, Mary 1791-1877 In Ashtabula County until abt 1860 with sons: Asa Culver--1810. Married 11 Oct 1836 Ashtabula Joel Culver--1812. Married Amanda Blackmer 24 Sept 1835 Ashtabula James Culver--1828. Married Ellen Laura Watrous 2 July 1854 Ashtabula Henry Culver--1830. Married Elizabeth Ann Camp 26 May 1858 Ashtabula George Culver-1830. Married Angelica LaGrange 25 Nov 1866 Ashtabula and daughter: Julia Culver--1823 Married George Clark 23 Oct 1844 in Ashtabula Blackmer, Elijah from Vermont, died in Plymouth, Ashtabula County, OH 5 Nov 1832 married to Armstrong, Hannah born 17 Dec 1781 Dorset, Bennington, Vermont; Died 1 Feb 1859 E. Plymouth, Ashtabula, Ohio Gladys Shaw 3293 Edby Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99709 e-mail: ph. 907-479-5589 April 2011


25 Aug 2012

BLACKMER Seeking info for Elijah Blackmer died in Plymouth, Ashtabula, Oh 5 Nov 1832 was married to Hannah Armstrong born 17 Dec 1781 Dorset, Bennington Co., Vermont; died 1 Feb 1859 Plymouth, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Daughters: Abigail, Elizabeth, Amanda, Samantha. Gladys Shaw 3293 Edby Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99709 e-mail: ph. 907-479-5589
April 2011


25 Aug 2012

Seeking any information about my grandfather, Victor Lisjak, who lived in New Lyme, Ashtabula, Ohio,  in 1950-1960 or so.  He was born 3 Apr  1889 and died 1 Feb  1979 in Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri.  His second wife's name was Johanna. Linda Smith Poole -
April 2011
JAMES Seeking death or burial information about my GGGrandparents.
James Sharp & Sally West James was born about 1801 in New York Sally was born about 1811 in New York They were Married 5 Dec 1829 in Sheffield, Ashtabula, Ohio They are living in Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio on the 1850 & 1860 census. I haven't found them on the 1870 census. Sally is living with their son, Andrew & his family, in Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio on the 1880 census. Their daughter, Speedy, married Francis Higgins, my great grandfather. At this time I have been unable to find any information about Sally's parents. I am Lois Higgins Luna. Phone: 205 424 5107 Address: 7030 Highway 13, Helena, AL 35080 Email:
April 2011
According to census records many of MY ancestors lived in Ashtabula Co. from 1820 to 1870. I am trying to track down the following vital records, news accounts, cemeteries or obituaries:
John Hutchins born in 4 Aug 1765 in NH died in 1855 in Monroe, Ashtabula Co., OH. His wife was Hannah French born in Hampton NH 15 Jan 1764, and married there 17 Nov 1791. She also died before 1860 probably in Ashtabula. They were with their son John in 1850 census in Monroe.
John Hutchins Jr. b. 1793 married Betsy Shattuck widow of Jonas Johnson supposedly in Wattsburg, Erie Co. PA 21 Sept 1826 except I found a record of a marriage in 1831 of John Hutchinson to Betsey Johnson in Astabula Co. John died in 1887 and Betsy 30 May 1889 supposedly in Ashtabula Co although in 1880 census they were in Oneco, Stephenson, IL.

Their sons were Samuel Simeon Hutchins (b.1827), Henry Albert (b. 1837) and Frederick Shattuck Hutchins (born in Monroe 22 May 1825). Frederick Shattuck Hutchins married Harriet Shattuck Nichols 1 May 1862 in Wattsburg PA. She was born in East Conneaul, Ashtabula Co. 23 May 1833 and their first 4 children were born in Amboy or Monroe:
Edward Lincoln Hutchins born 3 Mar 1863; my gt grandmother Carrie May born 25th of Jan 1865; John Nichols Hutchins born 3 Dec 1865 and Benjamin F. Hutchins b. 23 Oct. 1869.

I would like to find official records for these deaths, marriages and births and any obituaries or news articles. The information that I have is taken from Bible pages, and Hutchins and Shattuck genealogies. Winifred Sihon of Renton, WA
March  2011 Updated Sept. 2012
ANDRUS/ANDREW ANDRUS, ANDREWS (ELDAD, SETH, CLEMENT) Seeking parents of ELDAD ANDRUS b. 1822 OH. Was in Indiana in 1854 when he married and had 3 sons. I have nothing on him except his birth in OH, then have some info from 1854 Indiana on to MO where he died and is buried. We believe he had a brother SETH, several years older, and probably sisters Mary and Rebecca, but not sure on these. Found pension application of CLEMENT ANDRUS who came to OH from CT. The papers dated 1818, list his wife MARY, and children REBECCA, age 10, LYDIA age 7, AMY age 4, SETH age 2, and Sally age 28 days. Could this possibly be ELDAD’s family? He wouldn’t be listed on these papers since he wasn’t born until 1822. This SETH could be his older brother. Eldad and Seth owned land together in Indiana. The family plot in the cemetery where Eldad’s first wife is buried, also has a SETH, Sr; a younger SETH and his wife ELECTA, DAVID, AMY, LYDIA, GEORGE, CHARLES – all spelled ANDRUS or ANDREWS, and also a Pervis Andrews 2 rows from these. There is also a Sarah Rupel, sister or cousin to Seth and Eldad. Need help with this brickwall, if anyone has info on these people please contact me at  March 2011
CARR MALARK I'm looking for info death records and cemetery location on my Great Great Grandparents, James W Carr dob 1863 and Catherine(Kate) Carr (maiden name Malark) dob 1869? James came over from England 1882 and Catherine 1887 from Ireland. They lived I believe on 7th ave/Ohio ave. I know they were both still alive in the 1930's do to pics I have. and Catherine Carr still living in the the early 50's. I've also been told they ran/owned a hotel, Point Park Hotel on Walnut Blvd, across from the Lighthouse keepers house. Would love to know more about the hotel and any pics if possible. I actually have pics of my Gr Gr grandfather at this Hotel. I've been on every site I know of including Estrea Baisden 4125 Scotch Pine Ct, Perry Ohio
March 2011
BLOOM JOUPINOJA Seeking for information about a photographer named E. U. BLOOM (or E.V. Bloom) who most likely had a shop on 83 Bridge Street, Ashtabula Harbour sometimes in 1920 - 1950. The photographer took a picture of a jewelry/clock shop probably in Ashtabula. A Ms Bela Bloom was in New York City harbour meeting a Ms Emilia JOUPINOJA who arrived from Kurikka, Finland on her second trip to USA. Ms Emilia Joupinoja arrived with ss Lucania from Liverpool on March 7 in 1908 and her contact was this Ms Bela Bloom. The name of that jewelry/clock shopkeeper on the picture was most likely Mr ENHOLM. He was born in Norway. I would greatly appreciate any information concerning Bela Bloom and the photographer named E.U. Bloom in Ashtabula, Ohio including Mr Enholm, his shop and his family. Kari Salo. Helsinki, Finland.  Mob +358-50 552 1150. March 2011
REVA Hello, I have been trying to find any information on my family. I know they were living on Lusk (?) Rd., New Lynne, Rome Township - on some farm? for the 1920 Census. It was my Great-Grandfather Joseph Reva, his wife Anna Reva and their children: Michiel (Michol, Michael), Sophia, Julius, Theodora and Alexander. If anyone can provide any information, please contact me. Linda Dantonio 91 Stoney Hill Road, Shrewsbury MA 01545  March 2011 Updated 25 August 2012
FOWLER Seeking information about Lorenzo FOWLER (born November 1852) who married Mary E. SAPP (born September 1853). They were married for 10 years in the 1900 census. Lorenzo and Mary were both born in Pennsylvania and lived in the Allegheny County, PA in the 1900 census. Allegheny County did not have a marriage record for them, but I did find the possibility of their marriage in Jefferson, Ohio; just across the border. Lorenzo had 2 children--Frank FOWLER and James FOWLER. Any possible information on these ancestors would be appreciated.Gary Geldmeier March 2011



Seeking any information on Luther Brown married Margaret Raymond 1820 in Ashtabula. Had several children. Also Jacob Raymond and wife Elizabeth (parents of Margaret)

March 2011 Updated Sept. 2012
PADDOCK WILLIAM PADDOCK born on or around 18 October 1778. Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Died on or around 6 November 1838 Prarie Creek, Vigo, Indiana USA Parents are Ebenezer Paddock 1740-1830 and Keziah Case 1754-1820. Married Sarah Jane Watts 7 January 1802 Butler County Ohio Sarah Jane Watts born 24 Oct 1781  Westmoreland County, Penn.Died Prairie Creek, Vigo, Indiana on or around 24 Oct 1844 Children Rachel Paddock born 5 Sept 1812 Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Died Vigo, Indiana, USA Other children include Sharah, Rhoda, Lewis, Israel, Disa, Ebenezer, Joel, Nancy, & John Newton Paddock Rebecca Williams P.O. BOx 2323 Terre Haute, Indiana 47802 January 2011
LOVERIDGE My name is Ros Dixon and I live in England. I have been researching my family tree and have recently traced my 3 x great uncle to Ashtabula. His name was Benjamin Loveridge born in Thenford, Northamptonshire, England in c 1820. He emigrated to America between 1861 and 1865. He married Irene/Irena Sutton in Jefferson on 30 Jun 1865. I have also traced them in the1870 and 1880 census records as living in Saybrook. He died, I believe, in Saybrook in 1868. Although he was only an agricultural laborer in England he became a farmer when he arrived in America, according to census records. I would be most grateful if anyone can provide me of any details, however small, of Benjamin or Irene. Failing any personal details could anyone advise me whether there was a drive at this time to encourage immigrants to your part of the world. Would there have been for instance a publicity campaign in England offering cheap passage. Would Benjamin have had to sail to New York in the first instance? Any historical background notes would be most welcome. Tel: 01797 321 527 Fax: 01797 322 306 Mob: 07860 343 093 January 2011
LINTERN CLOSE GREEN Fred CLOSE joined his brother Charles (Charley and perhaps Harry) in Orwell in 1897.  He worked for Charles on a farm (Charles' farm?) for some period and then drifted as far west as Idaho before returning to England, marrying and then returning to the farm of a LINTERN family in Orwell with his new wife.  Their first daughter Margaret was born there in 1904.  My mother was born in Howland (Trumbull Co) as was I.In researching the area and the genealogy, it appears that there was a large population of folks from central Somerset England that pioneered Ashtabula.  I wonder if nay of your members have knowledge of the Somerset connection and its origin or of the LINTERN, GREEN or CLOSE names in that area.Bob Erskine Williamsburg, VA January 2011

Updated 25 Aug 2012

MANN Hello! I am seeking any information on a branch of our Mann family. I am particularly interested in the descendants of Richard Henry Mann b 1878 Middlesex UK to Richard Joseph Mann and Elizabeth Caroline Harvey Bright. Richard Henry Mann married Ruth May Todd b 1881 in Kingsville Ohio on 8 October 1902 in Ashtabula and I believe there were at least three children: Alberta V Mann b abt 1904, Emily E Mann b abt 1905 and Helen G Mann b abt 1909. Richard Henry Mann’s mother, Elizabeth Caroline Harvey is believed to have remarried to a Alonzo Fay in California in 1895 and moved to the Ashtabula area. He apparently died in 1934 at Kingsville and Elizabeth died in 1926 at Conneaut. I would be interested to learn if there were any further children. If you have any information or could recommend someone I could make contact with I would greatly appreciate it. Terry Mann, Perth, Western Australia January 2011
REUSHCLING Hello, I am a French non-professional WWII history researcher, very interested in the WWII US Paratroops history. I am looking for information about a Richard J. REUSCHLING, from Ashtabula Co., OH. He was a paratrooper in the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the unit who did America's first combat jump in North Africa in November 1942. I found an  entry about him on FindAGrave  Informations gathered from here indicated that he was probably from Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., OH, was the son of the late Frederick L. Reuschling (1892-1967) and Effie F. Reuschling (1899-1995), the husband of the late Marguerite J. Reuschling  (1925-1999) and the father of Robert H. Reuschling, born in 1945.
I was unable to find out if this hero was still alive or if he passed away.
I would be very happy if anyone could help me find more information about this paratrooper, find out if he is still amongst us, or maybe a way to contact his son Robert H.
January 2011
SCHRAMLING Looking for information on Alvin Schramling mention in the "History of Ashtabula County, Ohio" book (pg 234 - 235), three volumes?  Alvin is buried in Evergreen Cemetery with his wife Delilah Roberts and their two children. Also his 2nd wife Mariva Latimer is buried in the cemetery. Alvin died in Ashtabula County on 9/30/1910. Delilah died 2/26/1880. Alvin remarried Mariva in 1880 per the 1900 census. Mariva died on 4/8/1907.
Would like to know what the bio says in the book about Alvin and family. Also if there was an obit written for him, hoping to get a copy. Carolyn Wells 941-921-6589
December 2010
CHRISTY I am looking for the cemetery of where James Christy formerly of Windsor, Ashtabula Co. Ohio is buried. He lived in and around Windsor and Rome Township.He was born in 1806 and Died in 1880 in Windsor.
He was never married. Criss Miller
December 2010
SWAN Seeking information on my great-grandfather, Charles A. Swan, born 1839-1841 in Ashtabula, and died December 1890 in York, Nebraska. Need birth details and parents information. Richard D. Swan  14121 River Forest Houston, TX 77079 November 2010 Updated Sept 2012

Seeking any Information about Isaac Williams, born 1756, died Sept. 17, 1853 in Lenox, Ohio. Would especially like info on his children, most probably Isaac E. Williams who was born in Pennsylvania and was last known to be in Lyme Twp., Huron County, Ohio. (1850 census). Michael Phillips  168 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner, Maine 04345

November 2010
BENEDICT Seeking Eunice Benedict (born Eunice St. John), widow of War of 1812 veteran Daniel Benedict.  She appears in 1850 Census for Morgan, Ashtabula County, Ohio with brother Gaius W. St. John.  She died in Morgan on Oct. 10, 1850.  Interested in when she arrived in Ohio and where she is buried.  She was born Dec. 2, 1778 in Norwalk, Connecticut.  Eunice and Daniel were married April 27, 1797 in New Canaan, Connecticut.  He died in battle at Sacketts Harbor, New York on Dec. 30, 1814. November 2010


GREEN Searching for the burial place of JOHN R. GREEN, murdered in Conneaut on 1 Jan 1856. The Conneaut Reporter film is missing the first two weeks of January, 1856. John was a cobbler (shoemaker) in Conneaut. He was born 1815 in New York. His wife was ADELAIDE CARY and they had seven children born in Conneaut: Barnabas Cary Green (1843), CORDELL BENJAMIN GREEN (13 Nov 1844), Henry Green (1847), Hannah (1850), Eliza (12 Dec 1850), Cornelia (8 Oct 1852) and Alpheus M. (27 Apr 1856). Anita Schmidt, Ventura Co., October 2010 Updated Sept. 2012
RIDER Searching for the parents of DANIEL RIDER (b. 28 June 1806, Jefferson, OH) – married Jemima Street, 18 Feb 1832. They appear to have had 12+ children in Ashtabula County between 1833 and 1853. Any information on Daniel’s parents, or any information at all you might have on him and Jemima. Stephen P. Ryder 16877 E. Colonial Dr. #155
Orlando, FL 32820 407.568.5816
October 2010
RITTER Seeking an obit for Austin Ritter, born 1813 and died 1911 in Ashtabula while living with his son Wilford and Wilford's wife, Harriet. I have found their head stones on your web site. Austin is my GG Grandfather. He had lived for a portion of his life in Mitchell County IA. Both his wives are buried in Osage, Mitchell Co, IA. Ardella Felper, 502 3rd Ave E, Cresco, IA 52136 651 336 5376 October 2010
WINNAGLE Searching for the family bible of the Halsted/Halstead family. Grace Winnagle abstracted this bible in the 1950's, and it includes a letter from Esther (Halsted) Fortney (of Taylors Corners; Haney Wisconsin) to her parents in 1868 (John and Maria Halsted of Colebrook, Ashtabula Co. Ohio) telling of the death of her son, leaving two small children. Wish to see a copy of this letter. Any info please:  September 2010 Updated  Sept. 2012
PALMER/SEAGER I am seeking information on the father of Schuyler C. Palmer born September 16, 1901 in Denmark, OH. I know he is the son of Nellie Seager who according to 1870-1910 census records lived with Daniel K. Palmer and Sarah Seager Palmer. The 1910 census report has Nellie listed as a niece of Daniel and Sarah Palmer and Schuyler (8yrs) as a border. Nellie’s 1914 record of marriage to Edward Wicks states that Hezekiah B. Seager and Zurviah Palmer were her parents. Also Nellie was born in 1866 and Zurviah passed away in 1866, I am curious to know if Zurviah possibly died during childbirth. Dawn Lajan Palmer Van Vulpen 536 Hillcrest Circle Cleveland, MS 38732 662-843-0955
September 2010
CAUFFIELD/CAUFIELD I am seeking more information and documents to support an article that was written about our family's great grandfather -- Thomas Cauffield ( or Caufield) who came from Ireland in the late 1840's to Ashtabula, Ohio. It is written that he joined a few others, formed a company while in Ashtabula to travel via ship across Panama and on to San Francisco. We are looking for that document that he may have recorded in the courthouse forming that partnership. it supposedly was arranged sometime between 1849 and 1852 . any information or suggestions of where I might inquire to obtain more information about this partnership would be appreciated.

Also we do have in our possession letters addressed to: Thomas Cauffield Ashtabula, America proving that mail sent in 1860 and 1861 to Thomas Caufield from his parents in Ireland -- did arrive. We can see from the County Atlas's that his son Samuel Thomas Cauffield owned property in Trumbull Co. Near North Bloomfield. We are trying to find the County maps that show the location of Thomas's property in or around the 1850-60's. I have been told that the county of Ashtubula's southern border changed to incorporate the top part of Trumbull Co. or visa versa -- Any history on these dates and if I should be looking at Ashtabula Atlas's instead of Trumbull co. would be helpful. We have found the graves of some relatives in North Bloomfield -- but are still looking for the graves of Thomas and Catherine (Millikin)
September 2010
LESLIE Am seeking any information on the William Leslie family living in Lenox Township in 1850s. William was a physican and died in 1859 at the age of 44. His wife's name was Selena Eckman Leslie. There were 3 boys and 1 girl when William died. The family then seems to have moved to Geauga County after William's death.maryanne Laubner September 2010
MERRITT I am seeking info. about my Great Great Grandfather, B. Merritt, born abt. 1814 in MA; living in Morgan, Ashtabula, Ohio according to the 1860 census. Wife: Lucinda, born abt. 1824 in MA or VT? Child: Levi, born abt. 1855. My name: Ronnie G. Merritt Email:
7040 W. Lone Oak, Springfield, MO 65803 Phone # (417) 869-9573
September 2010
HALSETED/HALSETEAD Searching for the family bible of the Halsted/Halstead family. Grace Winnagle abstracted this bible and it includes a letter from Esther (Halsted) Fortney (of Taylors Corners; Haney Wisconsin) to her parents in 1868 (John and Maria Halsted of Colebrook, Ashtabula Co. Ohio) telling of the death of her son, leaving two small children.Wish to see a copy of this letter. Any info please:  September 2010
OGDEN At our Humphrey reunion yesterday, a cousin in her 70s asked if anyone knew about an Ogden Farm in the Ashtabula area. She visited the farm when she was young and seems to remember it being open to the public, and would like to visit it again. No one attending knew anything about it. Can you give me any info? Donna Gyde 11650 W. St. Rt. 163 Oak Harbor, OH 43449 ph. 419-898-6662 August 2010
BROWN I am searching for information on the following individuals;  Horace W. Brown - moved to Saybrook @1840 Charles S. Brown (son of Horace) - 1862 to 1936 in the Saybrook area Earnest N. Brown (son of Chas) - 1885 to 1945. July 2010
DOHERTY Interested in finding a death date, obituary and cemetery for Lewis James Doherty (Jim) , Roman Catholic , born 24 June 1911 in Peterborough County Ontario, Canada s/o William Patrick and Emma (Delaney) Doherty of Canada married Dorothy maiden name unknown. 
73 Kendall Lane, Apt #120   RR#1 Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0 Canada
July 2010
GATIEN Seeking the address of Gordon and Charlotte Gatien dating to 1967. They lived in Geneva, Ohio on County Line Road. This property was inherited and owned by Dr. Urankur for a number of years until his death. I would like to contact the current owners. I lived at that address 40 years ago and would like to see what it looks like today but do not have the house number. The house was located at the end of a long dirt lane and had a barn and several outbuildings. Any information would be helpful. Janet Durenberger,  285 West Geneva St. Dunkirk, OH 45836 July 2010
OWENS I am looking for information / history of the family of Isaac C. Owens b 1/21/1860 in Ohio. M.Minerva Jane Stout 9/23/1880. D. ? They had 11 children. John B, George R, Barton E,Clara V, Archer H, Lester S, Lewis J, Alice, Clifford P, Cara D.I am the grandson of Lester Stout Owens. Also interested in the Stout and Kimberly Family(Pearl and Pansie) of Defiance, Ohio. Would like to share information. Lester Owens
May 2010
McALL Seeking the paternal ancestors of John McCall, b.1815 in Trumbull County, OH. m. Mary Ann Newkirk, lived in Mercer County, PA. John was the father of William H. McCall, b.1858, m. Kitty Loomis and lived in Conneaut, OH in the early 1900s. William and Kitty had at least three children in Conneaut; Wade, Irene and Frederick. William’s sister, Mary, was my g-grandmother. I’m trying to trace their McCall surname. Seeking a published genealogy called Outline of the family of John McCall and Mary Ann Newkirk, married 1841 in Mercer County, PA, or if anyone has any information on the paternal ancestors of John McCall, please contact me. ~Valerie Cribbs 9456 Avenida Altura Bella, Cherry Valley, CA 92223 April 2010
ALLEE SAWDEY I am looking for the complete death date for Walter William Allee or (William Walter) 1796 NY. 1866 in Ashtabula Co. probably Jefferson twp. His wife Sybil Sawdey died there also 1796-1862. I would also like the name of the cemetery where they are buried. Dianne Allee   503-269-9952 cell 541-981-2184 home
April 2010
WHELPLEY I am trying to find the parents of Prudence Whelpley. Prudence Whelpley was born (1820 to 1821) in Warrensville, Ohio but she moved with her family to Ashtabula county when she was young. Her father was killed while clearing land, probably in the 1820s or 1830s. Her mother died of cancer probably after her dad died, no date given. Prudence married Danford Smith in 1842 but we have no record of her parents names. Perhaps they owned property in Ashtabula county at sometime and from those records maybe we could find her father’s first name. Prudence’s parents may be buried in one of Ashtabula’s cemeteries. I believe there are records of Whelpleys in Ashtabula county and perhaps there is a relationship there? I have tried with, and am a member of, but can’t find a connection to Prudence yet. Don Brichford 801-633-8763 (Utah number) April 2010
BROOKS Seeking info on Marcena (sometimes Marsena) Brooks b. 1789 MA & family, Denmark Township. Moved form Upstate NY to Ashtabula Co.- listed in 1850 Census: 1850 Denmark, Ashtabula, OH BROOKS Marsena 60 MA [b.1789 MA] Sarah 50 unk [b.1799 NY] Alvin M 23 NY Patterson N or H 21 NY Alfred N 18 NY Almira L 19 NY [oldest son Eaton J. b.1825 not living at home allegedly] ASHTABULA CO OH MARRIAGES 5-5-1852 Almira BROOKS m. Edwin B IVES [my gg-grandparents] 6-8-1850 Alva BROOKS m. Lovilla CLEVELAND [census says Cervillia][also seen as Sarilla] Census data for "Alva" matches Alvin.  7-3-1853 Eaton BROOKS m. Athalia IVES Didn't find Alfred's marriage but appears to be c 1856/7 Seeking obituary/burial information- ESPECIALLY MARCENA/MARSENA and wife Sarah Boss Brooks, any descendants. Home location?  Have seen info that Eaton (?) may be buried in S.Denmark Cemetery. Any other available information.  Mrs. Sue Wemett120 Viking Way, Brockport, NY 14420-2405585-391-3483  April 2010 Updated Sept. 2012

I am researching my great great grandfather's family. He was Joshua Smith; his first wife was Roxanna Marvin; his second wife was Mary Tinkham. He and Roxanna had several children. With your previous help I have identified more about their son Elizur. I have also located a family tree about their son Albert. I am still trying to obtain information on their son Albertus and their daughter Eliza. Do you have any marriage or death records on either? Albertus was born abt 1841; Eliza was born May 22, 1847, I believe my last record of her was in the 1870 census where she is staying as a housekeeper in her cousin/uncle Sylvanus Marvin's household. They lived in Andover, but I believe the censuses where Joshua and his family are listed are from Richmond. Deanna Rosser 231-922-0952   Address: 1040 Washington St., Traverse City, MI 49686

March 2010
WARD Seeking information on Catherine "Kate" WARD, b. 4June1852 at Conneaut, daughter of Alfred F. WARD & Abigail L. PLUMB.  Alfred and Abigail married 17Jan1850 at Conneaut.  Alfred was the 12th and youngest child of Roswell & Lucy WARD, who came to Conneaut from Ashfield, MA, sometime between 1830-1840 and both died there in 1867.  I don't know the names of all of Roswell & Lucy Ward's other children but the ones I do know who are found in Ashtabula Co., records include William, Emerancy, Lucy, Nirum (spelling?), Alonzo, and Milford. Robert Chamberlain March 2010
 I'm looking for a obits  (news paper) information on Helen Seems or Seeme not unsure of spelling but should be Seem.  passed away Feb. 12, 1936, Ashtabula Co.Ohio.  and where she might be buried and hopefully have a tomb stone but where?  I am a member of Wood Co; OGS .
March 2010
TINKHAM I am researching my great great grandfather's family. He was Joshua Smith; his first wife was Roxanna Marvin; his second wife was Mary Tinkham. He and Roxanna had several children. With your previous help I have identified more about their son Elizur. I have also located a family tree about their son Albert. I am still trying to obtain information on their son Albertus and their daughter Eliza. Do you have any marriage or death records on either? Albertus was born abt 1841; Eliza was born May 22, 1847, I believe my last record of her was in the 1870 census where she is staying as a housekeeper in her cousin/uncle Sylvanus Marvin's household. They lived in Andover, but I believe the censuses where Joshua and his family are listed are from Richmond.  Deanna Rosser 231-922-0952
 Address: 1040 Washington St., Traverse City, MI 49686
March 2010
STOWERS I am researching my mom to find out about her family. She was born Joyce Ann on February 5, 1934 to Mary F Stowers. The father's name was Wiley D Cox, but they were not married. I have no information on Wiley. My grandmother was born in 1911 in WV; but her parents died in Ashtabula - Albert Grant Stowers and Christina Wolf Stowers. Does anyone have information that can tell me what my mom's birth name was. March 2010
HUNTLEY PECK DeWOLF Seeking information & death record for Selden Huntley born 1791, Lyme, CT migrated to New Lyme (Lebenon) Ashtabula Co. about 1810. He married Lovisa Peck daughter of Samuel G. Peck and Zipprorah DeWolf Oct 13, 1814 in Ashtabula Co. He was reported to have died in New Lyme, Ashtabula Co. about 1855-56. Ray Raser. March 2010
WOODWORTH CHAPIN JONES I am trying to find more information on a Thomas Woodworth, born about m1818, he married a Martha (rose I believe) they had several children including a set of twins, a girl, and a boy they named Fayette. he married a lady by the name of Martha also and they had several children among which was a boy named john. also am looking for info on a Harry s. Jones thatmarried a widow named Helen Chapin: James Lasher March 2010
VAARAMAA ULIVIESKA Searching for some further info on my great uncle and his wife. His name was Jacob Vaaramaa and his wife was Jemiina. They both immigrated from Ylivieska Finland in 1890. They settled in the Ashtabula area. The last census record I have access to states that they lived in Saybrook, Ashtabula. Census records in 1920 has their names as Jacob and Mina Waramaan. I also know that they boLiisa Vierimaath have the same death date, 28/05/1927   Liisa Vierimaa 705-235-2567 March 2010
WILCOX INGHAM I am searching for evidence of Edmund Wilcox, born 1814, Chautauqua County New York. I do not know his parents, though census records report that his father was born in Ct. and his mother in New York. He married Elizabeth Ingham, daughter of Jordan and Polly Ingham, who reportedly lived in Ashtabula county before moving to Franklin County Ohio. His second wife was Sophronia Ingham, daughter of Abraham and Sarah Ingham. I am a great great grandaughter of Edmund Wilcox, and have family records.  February2010
KAUKONEN Seeking information regarding Joseph W. Kaukonen and his family.  They were in Ashtabula County from 1894 through 1935.  Joseph W. Kaukonen died in 1910, but he was naturalized a few years (?) prior to that. Lasse Hiltunen Finnish Heritage Researcher February 2010 Updated Sept 2012
BARTHOWOMEW  CONKLIN Seeking information on the Bartholomew Family from the 1920's. My grandad was born dec.1924 as Albert Bartholomew but was adopted out to a Frank and Pearl Conklin. We think that this family had several children that were either given up for adoption or as wards of the state. Can't find any records on the Bartholomew's or the Conklins. Help would be greatly appreciated. Ashtebula County lists my grandad with his Maternal grandparents in a 1930 census. Jaimee Chrisman 344 county road 570 Englewood TN 37329 423-368-3203 January 2010 Updated March 2010
LING  My great grandfather William Francis Ling states on his Tenn. census that he was born in Denmark, Ohio. He was married in Kingston, Roane Co. Tenn. His father may be Jacob Ling. Glenna Goff 7 Wynn St. Newnan GA.
30263 770-502-1700
January 2010
PUTNEY HALL Seeking information on Jewit Putney, early settler in Ashtabula County 1811, and his wife, Sarah Hall. Also any known children of this couple. I believe he is my ggg grandfather, as I have documentation through records that he left his first wife and minor children in Peacham Vt. around 1800, relocating to Ely, Quebec, Canada, then to Salem (Conneaut), Ashtabula, Ohio in 1811. He then established a second family. Linda Sloan, Ridge, MD. December 2009 Updated March 2010


Searching for the grave of Auguste C. Schwochow Voss. She married Rudolph H. Voss in Detroit in 1882. The 1900 Census shows them in Harpersfield, Ashtabula County, OH. Rudolph was a farmer. The 1910 census shows them living in Monroe, Ashtabula County, OH where Rudolph continued to farm. I could not find them in the 1920 census, but, by 1930 Rudolph is remarried and living with children in Rock Island, Washington State. I have found his grave in Washington along with his 2nd wife. My interest is in Auguste. She was born in 1850 in Germany and is the sister to my great-grandfather, August Schwochow who came from Germany and settled in Detroit. I know there are 4 cemeteries in Ashtabula County. I have looked for her grave on "Find A Grave" but she is not listed. Her children were: Rudolph W, William R, Anna W and Charles A. Voss. Cynthia McMahon, 404 Brenot Court, Blissfield, MI 49228 517-486-0163 December 2010 Updated Sept 2012


LANGHED LANGHEID I'm inquiring on all Langhed or Langheid that migrated from Finland starting in 1896. Phil Langheid 4305 Galway Ln. Pasco Wa. 99301 208 651-3171 December 2009
BALL REED HARWOOD GREENWALD Seeking info and/or a connection to the following families from Ashtabula as noted in the following obit - Mrs. John BALL, Miss Thelma BALL, Mrs. F. G. LONG and Mrs. F. REED, of Ashtabula. My main interest is in Mr. and Mrs. Walter HARWOOD and Mrs. Frank GREENWALD (sister of Walter). Painesville Telegraph, September 1, 1927, Page: 2 WALTER HARWOOD, JR., LAID TO REST Impressive funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Walter Harwood, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harwood, of Moodeys Hollow, who died in Lake County Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon from injuries received when he was thrown off a horse. The services were conducted at the Painesville Methodist Church with the Rev. J. J. Wyeth in charge. The well filled church and many beautiful floral offerings gave mute testimony of the love held for the youth by his many friends. The pallbearers were Howard Becker, James Creel, Herman Tuttle, Henry Alban, John Steel, William Schroeder, Benjamin Parks and Jack Butler. Those attending from out of town were Mrs. Ralph Clark, Miss Lucile and Vern Smith, and Mrs. Scheid, of Cleveland; Mrs. John Ball, Miss Thelma Ball, Mrs. F. G. Long and Mrs. F. Reed, of Ashtabula, and Mrs. Frank Greenwald, of New York City. Ron HOLLEY, 1445 E. Gail Dr., Chandler, AZ 85225, 480-786-9748 December 2009 Updated

Updated Sep 2012 2010



BLYTH REED My paternal grandfather, John Summerfield Blyth, moved to Ashtabula in 1857, married Frances Reed there in 1865, produced sons in 1870 and 1883 (the latter, my father, also named Charles Blyth), and it was the family home until my grandmother's death there in 1915. All family members except my father are buried there in Chestnut Grove. For the family history I am now writing, I am seeking population data for 1860 and the following decades to 1910. Charles Blyth 989 Memorial Drive Cambridge Mass. 617-661-0827 December 2009 Updated Sept. 2012
VIBBARD My grandmother was Martha Ellen Vibbard from Kansas. She married Joseph M. Towles and ultimately moved to Oklahoma. I am looking for connections to her line. Seems the family spli over the Vivil war and some members changed the spelling of their name to Vibbird. Any clues. I understand that a Geo. Vibbard died in the Andersonville Prisoners Camp.William R Towles 28297 Paseo El Siena Laguna Niguel California 92677 949-480-4018 November 2009
SAWYER SMITH I am seeking information on the parents of Joshua Sawyer who lived in Mystic or Stonington, Connecticut and was married to Ella Smith who likely was from Nottingham, England. Joshua was born about August 1840. At some point they moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Joshua was a printer who died at age 59. I believe his parents were Joshua and Sarah living in Stonington, CT where he was a mariner. Not sure who were the parents of this Joshua; it may have been William Sawyer, son of Moses Sawyer (Connecticut and Shelter Island, Long Island, New York). The information I possess has voids and date errors -- I'm interested in obtaining copies of birth, death and other records that will help me validate the lineage. Thanks to anyone who may be of help. Regards, Thomas A. Sawyer, 20 Royal Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570  (5160 536-2399 November 2009
SPEARS/SPIERS Seeking information on Henry Spears/Spiers, B; 1834; brother of Milton R. Spears/Spiers B; 1832. He was 16 years old in the 1850 Census of Beaver Twp., Crawford County, Penn living with his mother Calista (Rathbone) Spears/Spiers and 2nd husband Harvey Cole. In 1860 the family is in Denmark Twp., Ashtabula County, Ohio with the Cole children; Erastus, Harriett and Gilbert. Milton always claimed he was born in Monroe, Ohio but census records give Penn as place of birth. November 2009 Updated March 2010
ADAMS Seeking names of parents of Jennie O. Adams (b. 1853-56, d.1883 in Norwalk). Death record says Jennie born in PearPoint, possibly Pierpont in Ashtabula County. She married Norman Baker and lived in Norwalk. In 1870 Federal census, a Jennie Adams was living with Benjamin Randall Wheeler and his wife, Julia, but don't know if it's the same Jennie. November 2009
BARNES Looking for the obituary for a Charles Barnes, b. 7 Sep 1870 in Algonac, Michigan, d 17 Dec 1941 in Ashtabula, OH. Says on D/C that he was a Captain on the Great Lakes. No relatives listed on D/C.  (Updated Sept. 2012) November 2009
CLARK I am seeking the cemetery of my great great great grandfather William Fowler Clark He was born in 1787 in Connecticut and died in 1876 in Conneaut Ashtabula, Ohio. I am seeking a picture of his gravestone and a obit if available. Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  November 2009
GRAY I am looking for siblings & the descendants, of my grandfather Grant Gray, born abt 1879 in Ashtabula. He was married to Laura May Moodey (1889-1918), who is buried in Saybrook. I think Grant is buried in Ashtabula with his second wife Ida. He died in about 1948. He is not in Edgewood, but I don't know where he is. I have a pic of his headstone that says "Lakeside Ave."?? Grant had siblings Edith(?), Ralph(?), Leland (Lee,  and Lou (Louis), that I know of. Grant and Laura's children were Lena Lucile, Jay Cliff (my father), and Oren Chauncey Gray. Grant's parents were Allis Cone Gray, 1853-1953, born Liverpool, England, and Orrin (or  Oren) Chauncey Gray, born about 1851 in Ohio. They were married in 1872 in Ashtabula County. Allis lived to be 99 yrs and 51 weeks old and ran a boarding house by the railroad tracks in Geneva. The 1880 census lists the family as follows: Harpersville Twp. Children: Leland 1873, Lewis-1875, Grant - 1879 I would appreciate any assistance in tracking down these people. Although I was born in Houston and am a lifelong Texan, I felt like I was truly AT HOME when I was with my dad, his brother and sister in Ashtabula when they were alive. It was a very deep resonance I can't explain. November 2009

Updated Sep.2012

PUTNEY HALL PEACHAM Seeking information on Jewit Putney, early settler in Ashtabula County 1811, and his wife, Sarah Hall. Also any known children of this couple. I believe he is my ggg grandfather, as I have documentation through records that he left his first wife and minor children in Peacham Vt. around 1800, relocating to Ely, Quebec, Canada, then to Salem (Conneaut), Ashtabula, Ohio in 1811. He then established a second family. Linda Sloan, Ridge, MD. . November 2009
HARJU I am searching for any information about the Harju family. Aina Vera Harju was born in Conneaut Sept.4, 1903 to John Harju and Elizabeth Jarvie. She married Kenneth Angel approx. 1921 and resided in Canton Ohio until her death in 1926. She had 2 children: Norman Bryan and Joyce Anna.
Mary Ann Getscher, 37710 Chaptico Rd. Mechanicsville, Md,20659
November 2009
TOWNSEND Data re: shipwreck of scow schooner Saginaw during November gale off of Ashtabula 28 or 28 November 1875. Great grandfather John F. TOWNSEND part owner either went down with the vessel or soon after. Have a little data re: the shipwreck but would like to find out what happened to him and any of his crew. The vessel was bringing sulfur to the Steel Mills in Cleveland. He lived in the Cleveland area either Rockport or Brooklyn Township. He left a wife with 5 children, pregnant with a child.
Cannot find death/obit for him or burial. We have the date from oral history and vessel history.Any advice or assist would be appreciated Mary Ellen
Chambers  12700 Lake Av.#513 Lakewood Cuyahoga Ohio 44107 216-227-9106
November 2009
LEMAY I am searching for any members of the Lemay family who may know Charles William Lemay 39. He was born 7/16/1970 He has loved ones searching for him. Heidi Hibbler 4914 Cleveland Avenue Columbus OH
43231 614-882-7897
November 2009
RICHARDS Seeking information about Charles Marvin Richards, b. abt 1940 probably Ashtabula County, and his parents/siblings. Victor Franco 3339 Parkgate Ct. Richmond CA 94806 510-495-5944 November 2009
ROPONEN I would like to something of the history of Aapeli Roponen, born in 1879 and left for Ashtabula, Ohio 14.01.1912 from Finland. From Liverpool he used White Line Stars ship "Arabic" , which left for USA 25.01.1912. He never came back to Finland. Did he get married, have children and when he died. I would be very happy, if you could help me in my reserach.Timo
Sikanen Alakivi 1 A 7 Jyväskylä Finland 40640
November 2009 Updated Sept. 2012


BALES CRICKS Seeking information on Jacob Simon Bales born in 1850 and reported to have been orphaned and worked on a farm in Ashtabula at a very young age. His mother was Mary Cricks/Krick/Crick. Carla  Lakatos 6112 Waterloo Dayton Ohio  45459 9374354125 October 2009
KEARNS Looking for information on the family of Joseph and Rhoda Kearns. Rhoda may have been from Ashtabula. They lived from 1864 (or before) till 1895 in North Shenango Twp., Crawford Co., PA. A land deed dated April 1895 had them living in Ashtabula. By the 1900 Census.. Joseph was listed as a widower living in Ashtabula. Rhoda died sometime between 1895-1900 in Ashtabula and would assume she is buried there also. Not sure where Joseph died. The census shows he immigrated in 1848, but have not found anything on that yet. Any help with finding Rhoda's death would be appreciated. Not sure if Bell was a last name or middle name, but she was referred to as Rhoda Bell and a granddaughter was named Bell. Leslie
Raybuck 241 E. state Rd. Seneca  PA 16346
October 20009 Updated March 2010
SHARPE Seeking information on the marriage of William Warren Sharpe and Mary L---last name unknown. William was born in 1849 and was a widower. He married Mary between 1914 and 1919. Mary had a daughter named Beatrice who was born in 1901. I believe Mary died between 1920 and 1930. Would appreciate confirmation of any of this data and any information on Beatrice Sharpe. All parties were residents of Ashtabula. Chet Amond 812 SW Tamarrow Pl., Stuart, FL 34997 October 2009
BISHOP My great grandfather Addison Bishop was adopted by Guerdon & Sarah Bishop cica 1840. I am trying to discover his birth parents background. Not sure if probate records go back that far. Any ideas? Jim Bishop 2 Allura Ct
Lawrenceville NJ 08648 609-323-7840
October 2009
LODWICK I  am Looking up my family . Surname is Lodwick . My father was born in Trumbull County his name was Arlington Joseph Lodwick and My Mothers Name was Mary Ellen Speaker thank you for your help. October 2009
DAGENBACH Seeking genealogical information on Max Dagenbach and family. Lived in Ashtabula, Ohio. Cynthia Nolen 1330 Morrison St. Madison WI 53703  6082576486
October 2009
MOURY PALM I'm searching for information on the family of Mary Moury. I have her certificate of death. It shows that she died on 11/4/1965 in Ashtabula. Her home address was 1712 East 36th street. She was born 6/25/1882. I'm looking for any information on her daughter, Mary (or Marie) Don't know if she was married or not. I cannot locate the obituary for Mary, which I believe would have info concerning her daughter. The name of the cemetery is Oakdale. The informant listed on the certificate is Norman Palm. Not sure if this was her son-in-law or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Don Fuchs 354 Southridge Drive Pittsburgh PA 15241 (724)321-0165 September 2009
WOODWORTH Seeking the source material to show that the parents of Electa Woodworth were Caroline Percival and Sylvanus Woodworth, married in Ashtabula Co. in 1824. I have found a Wisconsin census from 1850 to show that Caroline and Sylvanus were indeed the parents of Cynthia, Zenus?, and Warren Woodworth. Many trees uploaded online include Electa and Dorothy as their children as well, but I have not been able to find any sources for this information. Anyone have help or a suggestion on how to get it? Karen Fox 2138 California St. NW Washington DC 20008 202-956-2569 September 2009 Updated March 2010
JONES Looking for an Obit for: Rose (Chamberlain) JONES who died June 13, 1930 in Ashtabula County. She was married to a Louis Jones. Tom Jones 104 Clift's Cove BLVD Madison AL 35758 September 2009
FOWLER  WATTS HELP!! Pls~ Union Co. NC I am trying to find info on or where DELLA FOWLER McCorkle is. Della Fowler is my G-G-Grand Mother. Della and Mack McCorkle are the parents of Lydia McCorkle b.Oct 24 1885 as well as Henry Arthur McCorkle b. June 27 1888.  However, Mack McCorkle later married Mattie King. I know this because of the 1900 Census for Union Co. NC  This census does list Lydia and says she was 14, it also lists Author (probably spelled wrong) I am guessing Della Fowler possibly had met her demise giving birth, earlier on with Mack and then after that loss, he went with and married Mattie. As he (Mack)and Mattie are buried together in the Baptist Church Cemetery in Union Co. NC - Mack's daughter Lydia (my G-Grand Mother), is also buried there with (my G-Grand Pa) Wylie Jefferson Watts aka. Jeff Watts. I have tried to contact Fowler families from many different posts and whatnots to see if anyone knew/knows anything, but to no avail. This was a very long time ago all these things took place, and I am sure if in fact she had met her demise, that is wasn't talked about all that much. There is a book (I can not afford this book right now) called "A History of the Fowler Families of the South, Embracing Descendants of John Fowler". This book (on pg# 135)lists some of Della Fowler's other sisters and brothers as well as lists her married to Mack McCorkle. Some of her siblings names are Mattie, Emma, Clifford (which was a sheriff in Union Co. NC for 14 years), and a brother from another mother, Braxton. I really need help, don't know where else to search. Is she in a Fowler Cemetery? Anyone have a clue??!!Felicia
Broome 2950 47th Street S.W, Naples Florida 34116 239-456-5232 
September 2009
HOPKINS Seeing information on Jeptha Hopkins, please respond to: Carolyn Farris Musilek, 8815 Valley View Dr., Sturgis, SD 57785 September 2009
DAVIS Seeking information to confirm dates in my family tree. Any information on George W. Davis and Elizabeth Theresa "Thirza" (Dougan) Davis.
After Georges death in 1888 "Thirza" Married William Jesse Jones in 1892.
Where is my GGGrandfather George buried? Also need to know where "Thirza" is buried. Any sibling for George? Thirza was the daughter of Charles and Rachel Dougan. Lived in and around Harbor Creek, Erie Penn. also in Ashtabula Ohio with William Jesse. I have dates of married and of death just nothing to prove them or any sibs/parents for George to continue my research. JIM DAVIS 28600 Allen Rd  Brownstown MI 48183 1.734.925.0715
August 2009
CHRISTMAS CARD I have a formal Christmas Card sent by one Mr.&Mrs. Charles Ross dated 12-1916. I appraise Stamps and this was in with a collection. Would like to find maybe a family member who would like to have this family item. Joseph
Schneider POB 94 North East Pa 16428 814.725-1448
August 2009
DONATONE Seeking birth certificate of Josephina Louise Donatone born 11/12/09
in Ashtabula, Ohio. possible other name Louise Jane Donatone.
Parents Joseph and Sanita Ida Donatone married January 1909 in
Ashtabula. How do I get an official copy of this and the marriage
certificate. Barbara Jones 6401 Merlin Dr Riverside Ca 92506 951 781 0256
August 2009
CHAPELL/CHAPPEL/CHAPEL Researching above family who moved from Ashtabula County in 1800's to Wisconsin. J.L.Chapel died in War of 1812. His widow, Sally Chapel, gave birth to Seth & Clarissa. Phyllis Cooley 7250 Snow Apple Clarkston MI
48346 248.881.9284
August 2009 Updated Sept. 2012
BRASSINGTON  MURCH Looking for information on Emma Benjamin Brassington Menchen Benham Murch. Married Menchen about 1912. She married Mr. Murch before 1920. C. Diane Rigsbee Box 243 Mendon IL/ Adams 62351 217-936-2497 August 2009 Updated March 2010
ISO HUBBARD HART WOODWORTH ISO ancestors of Eri HUBBARD b. 14 Dec btwn. 1818-1821 in Cherry Valley. d. 26 Mar 1899 Williamsfield. Wife Debora WOODWORTH b. btwn. 1820-1829 Cherry Valley. Son Morrison Lindsley b. 29 May 1849 Williamsfield.Frequent intermarriage between HUBBARD, WOODWORTH and HART families. Catt Hubbard 520 Kolohala Drive
Kula HI 96790 (909) 525-6207
August 2009 Updated March 2010
McCAMMON DEMPSEY Seeking the the birth records and/or parents names of my grandmother, Minerva McCammon Dempsey. Born April 13, 1881 in Geneva, OH. Alan
Chestnut 703 Ridge Creek Ct Longmont CO 80504 303-772-0441
August 2009
GILBERT OWEN I have ancestors buried in East Brownsville Cemetery New Lyme, Ashtabula, Ohio. George T. Gilbert died 11 Oct 1889 and his wife, Mary Owen died 18 Jun 1893. They were both buried in that cemetery. I wanted to get a record and see if it mentioned who their parents were since that is where I am stuck on my genealogy. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. July 2009 Updated March 2010
GILLETT RAND ANNA GILLETT born 12 December 1846, Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Married to CASIUS CLAY RAND 14 December 1866. Died 10 June 1927 IN Orlando, Florida. Buried at Middle Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Lake County, Ohio. >From Census her Father was born in New York and mother was born in Ohio. I hit a road block at this point. Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely and thank-you in advance for your time and assistance. Dennis Barber at July 2009 Updated March 2010
JONES Looking to find any information on the family of William Jones, wife Thriza, son, Jesse, step son, Willie Davis. They are listed in the 1900 census. Its believed that Thirza and possibly two others, James and Margarett Osborn were in an accident that took their lives between 1900 and 1910. In the 1910 census, William is widowed and there is a family story that says James and Margarett's daughter, Katherine Osborn (Jonas) would never drive a car as she was involved in a tragic car wreck that killed someone...could it be the three persons above ?? James Osborn was a chemist and is listed in the 1900 census for Philadelphia, Pa with his wife Margaret's and two daughters, Katherine and Onionta. In 1910 Katherine and Onionta are listed as living with William Jones as his great neice's. No where can Thirza or James and Margatett be found.Its believed that they were killed. the Jones family is always listed in the Ashtabula Ohio area. Kaye Jonas
10860 West Mars Road Tucson Arizona 85743
520 682-7494.
July 2009 Updated March 2010
KAUPPINEN HUHTA Seeking the descendants of Otto Huhta and his wife Helmi Maria Johansdr Kauppinen. Otto was born 12 June 1885 in Kälviä, Finland and died on 31 Mar 1967 in Ashtabula. Helmi Maria Johansdr Kauppinen was born on 30 Apr 1902 in Pihtipudas, Finland, and, died on 21 Dec 1981 in Ashtabula. Helmi's sister Hlma 'Sofia' Kauppinen Kehus also resided in the Ashtabula area before moving to Jacksonville Florida in the mid-1950's. Parents of Helmi Maria and Hilma 'Sofia' Kauppinen were Johan Henrik ( Heikki) Johansson Kauppinen and Hilda Gustafsdr Niskanen of Pihtipudas.  I have researched the Niskanen / Kauppinen lineage, and, would be willing to share my findings with family members. (Hilda Gustafsdr Niskanen was my great-aunt.) I can be contacted at    or, by phone at 807-983-305 Barbara Kumpulainen Wainikka July 2009
RINEHART DUDLEY I am looking for info on Rinehart or Dudley families that were in Ashtabula county in the late 1800's. Sterling Perrine 73 Valley Brook Blvd.,  Hinckley
Ohio 44233 330-225-7489
July 2009 Updated March 2010 Updated Sept. 2012
ALLEN Looking for information on Guilford Allen, born 1792 in Connecticut, died in Ashtabula County. Buried in Williamsfield Cemetery. I have the names of his wives and children, but cannot find names of his parents. Ginny Smith
1422 Loop Rd, Kent OH 44240 330-678-5474
July 2009
BATES WILLEY HITT I am seeking any information on Clement Bates Willey Family. born abt. 1765 and d. 1841 in Rock Creek. Son Dr. Omri Willey and his son Andrew Jackson Willey who married Matilda E. Hitt in Sept. 1859.
Also the Clark O Wiley b. 1831 Family of Kelloggsville, Ohio. Clark's Brother Seth S. Wiley was my gr gr gr grandfather.
July 2009 Updated March 2010
YOUNG ROBBINS CALAWAY Searching death/cemetery record for Cynthia YOUNG ROBBINS (born aprox 1813), wife of Dexter ROBBINS (born prox 1810) who lived in Lake Co., OH between approximately 1832 and 1845/1850. Children were: Malvina Mable, Mary Elizabeth, Cephas B(enjamin), Benson K., and Soreptam. Cynthia died between 1843 and 1850, possibly in Lake Co./Ashtabula Co./Geauga Co. Louise CALAWAY, 640 Camillo Rd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 July 2009 Updated Sep. 2012
NEMITZ I am a descendent of John A. Nemitz and his wife Amelia. My great grandfather was Paul Frederick Nemitz. John, his wife and some of their children moved to Ashtabula from PA. John is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. I would like to fill in some of the blanks in my family tree. Cheryll
Atticks 110 West Patty Lane, Monroeville PA 15146
July 2009
PARKER FINLAW VanAKEN Seeking information on Jeremiah Parker and Orpha Jane Finlaw, who were married in Andover, Ashtabula, Ohio in 1851. Also any information on Jeremiah's parents, David Parker and Elizabeth Van Aken. Alice Parker Gibson 1 Pioneer Road Monte Vista  CO 81144 June 2009 Updated March 2010
BUCCIERI DAVONNO DiPIERO Seeking information on any knowledge of relatives to Gabriel & Anna Buccieri Ferraro. They moved to Ashtabula around 1893 and at the time of Gabriel death (accidentally hit by 20th Century Passenger Train on Sept 2, 1924) he lived at 165 West Street. I am also trying to find out the exact date they moved to Ashtabula. They had five children, Michael who married Mary Davonno, Marie Teresa who married Sebastiano DiPiero and moved to New Castle, Fortuna who married Guiseppe DiPiero, Frank who was an undertaker and died around 1931 and Guiseppe who married Florence.
Roberta DePiero, 2828 Staples Ave, Key West, FL 33040,
June 2009 Updated March 2010
WEED  I am looking for any information  on Frederick & Abagail Weed, buried in Austinburg Cemetary, corner of Lammpson Rd & Rt 45. The death date 1820. Suzanne L Weed-Summerlin 9834 Dennison Ashtabula Rd Farmdale (Greene Twp) Ohio 44417  June 2009
ALDERMAN Alderman surname history research. Looking for any history from 1800 forward. Names, dates, cemetery data, etc. Richard Alderman 106 park  crest dr freeport Il. 61032  815-235-1803 June 2009 Updated March 2010 Updated Sept. 2012
MURCH BRASSINGTON Looking for information on John Murch who apparently married Emma S. Benjamin Brassington prior to 1920. C. Diane Rigsbee Box 243 Mendon IL 62351 217-936-2497 June 2009 Updated March 2010 Updated Sept. 2012
MENCHEN BRASSINGTON Looking for information on Henry Menchen who apparently married Emma S. Benjamin Brassington in 1912. Henry died in Ashtabula in January of 1917. C. Diane Rigsbee Box 243 Mendon IL 62351
June 2009 Updated Sept. 2012
WEED There is a very old Stone in the Austinburg Cemetery, at the corner of
Lampson Road & Rt 45. It is not shown in your list. It is for
Fredrick and Abagail Weed, 1820. I need information on these people.
I have a picture of this stone. Suzanne L Weed-Summerlin 9834 Dennison-Ashtabula Rd Farmdale Ohio-Trumbull 4441-
June 2009
RAY looking for my great grandma pearl ray's dad my cousin gave me a name of edward freeman ray and his wife name was hattie florence hathron and edward died in 1883 , i am not sure about his birth date which should be 1859 he was born in riley, vigo, indiana . June 2009
BARTHOLOMEW I am looking for a family bible that belonged to Theobald Bartholomew, the first settler of Geneva, OH.  He was born in 1731 in Germantown, PA and was married to Elizabeth Brewer in 1768.  He died in Harpersfield, OH in 1827.  Any help on the family would be appreciated. Darrell Bartholomew, Stillwater, OK 405-547-3394 June 2009
HARTMAN LeBOEUF I think my grandparents were married in Ashtabula. Could you search the marriage records for Gustav Hartmann and Agnes LeBoeuf married August 3, 1903. Marie Overman P.O. Box 2154 Naples FL 34106 239-435-1784 May 2009


KOLAR Seeking information on my grandparents; Jacobus Kolar and Rose (Roza) Kolar (nee Chesarek)address was 188 1/2 West Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Grandma Kolar had been previously married, previous married name not known. Information requested; Date of Deaths, date of marriage. I believe they were both born in Europe and immigrated to the US in the 1890s. Immigration dates, places of birth.Also, Andrew (Andrea) Candela and Mary (Maria) Candela (nee Cinquegrano. Address was 2313 Columbus Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Prior address was 51 Pacific, Ashtabula, Ohio. Information requested; Dates of Birth and Death, Place of Birth, Date of Marriage, Immigration information. My brothers (John and Jim) Michael Candela 14095 Dundee Riverview Michigan 48193 734-284-9480 May 2009
DOTY Seeking information on the Doty family that included the brothers of John, Frederick, Lewis and Allen. John, Frederick and Allen went to Kansas and homesteaded in 1857. Frederick and Allen returned to Ashtabula County. I know that Lewis was married to Jane Lillie. Allen was married to Electa She died in 1902.She is buried in Lulu Falls Cemetery. Bev Doty Krutz 86450 514th Orchard NE 68764  402-893-3816 May 2009
WILEY Seeking information on the WILEY family of Kelloggsville, Ohio. Wm Wiley and his son Clark O Wiley and Seth Wiley who moved to Hillsdale Mi. Wm Wiley b. 1796 d. 1875 and is buried in Gageville cemetery. Clark O. is buried in Kelloggsville cemetery and Seth is in Mi. I am looking for any family that is out there of these people. Seth is my great, great great grandfather.  ChristineGonzalez   5494 Waterford Circle  Sheffiled Village
Ohio 44035 440-320-3418
May 2009 Updated March 2010
SMITH JOHNSON I am looking for information on the parents of Jareb J. Smith born in Ashtabula County Ohio in 1819. He married Sarah A. Johnson in 1846 and died in 1885. Cannot find any information on his parents. Jareb and Sarah had 5 children. Please contact me with any information.  Nancy Hess 8000 W. Crestline Ave., Apt 218 Littleton CO 80123,  720-290-2043 May 2009


SMITH Seeking any information about the children recently identified as the sons of Joshua and Roxanna (maiden name Marvin) Smith: Albert born abt 1836 and Albertus, born about 1841. Joshua had a daughter, Eliza, born about1841. She may have been a twin to Elizur, born May 22, 1847. Any information about her marriage or death would be appreciated. Elizur died in Richmond Township. Any information about his children, who include Harry, born 1878; Archie, born 1887; Minnie, born 1874, and Effie, born 1880, could be helpful in finding any living relatives in the Richmond or Andover Townships area.  Additionally, is there a list of sextons for each cemetery in Richmond, Andover and other townships in the Andover area? I would like to contact them for an inquiry regarding burial and gravestones.   Deanna Rosser 231-922-0952  Address: 1040 Washington St., Traverse City, MI 49686 March 2010 April 2009
HULL searching for any information on the parents of Isaac Hull, who is reported to have died in Williamsfield Twp. in 1871. Isaac's parents are believed to be Gershom (father) and Elizabeth Mayberry(?). I am looking for confirmation of this, especially the maiden name of Elizabeth. I have some information from the Hull Family Association on Gersham Hull. Reuben Hull is my great . . . grandfather, was married to Amelia Groff, and is buried in Carroll Co., OH . All my efforts to track Reuben's parents via Carroll Co. Genealogy Society have been unsuccessful and I've run out of leads - so I'm focusing on Isaac. I've visited the Geneva Public Library to investigate Isaac, but was only able find his will on microfishe. Darin Hull  Norwalk, OH 419-706-4088 April 2009
WALDECK Seeking date of death of - Caspar Reichardt b 1838 Germany Margaret Waldeck Reichardt b 1646 Germany  Both in 1900 US Census, Ashtabula, # 49 Spruce Street Margaret in 1920 US Census, Ashtabula: Frank Waldeck 501 Oakwood Ave. Lake Forest IL 60045
April 2009
KETCHEN Seeking information about great great grandparents John and Lydia (first name Marie? - maiden name Ketchum) Avery. Lydia Ketchum b. in Ashtabula County on Jan. 6, 1822; John Avery b. Jan. 14, 1823 at West Point, NY; moved to Ashtabula as a boy. The couple was married (her obit says at Lydia's home) May 14, 1844. John's obit states they were married May 14, 1846. I am looking for marriage record, parents' and siblings names, any additional information. Census records indicate residence either Geneva or Wayne. Please contact C Crossley 3400 46th Ave. North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422;  March 2009
CRANE/TIDERINGTON Cora Crane; b 20 August 1864 in Cherry Valley, Ohio. First marriage was to a "Tiderington/Titterington" fist name and location unknown. They had two girls, Mabel and Bessie. Seeking any information regarding her or her family. Have no information on parents or siblings. Her second marriage was to my g-grandfather, Wm. Dresser, in Bay City, Michigan in 1891. Lyn Dresser, 2916 Hyde Park Dr., Bay City, Michigan 48706  March 2009 Updated March 2010
VIBBARD/VIBERT NELL I am researching Vibbard/Vibert,( Neell, Booyer, Arnold) John Vibert in England born about 1680, died Dec 1714. Married Mary Neell 26 Feb 1705/06 in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Mary was born about 1680. Mary Neell was born about 1680. I would like to find out how to get copies of birth, death and marriage certificates. My questions are did they have middle names, the dates of their birth and death. John Vibbard born about 1706. He married Mary Arnold 18 Feb 1729/30 in First Church, East Hartford, Connecticut. John's mother and father were John and Mary Vibert. Mary parents were John Arnold and Hannah Meakins. I would like to know were they were born and when. Melita Booyer was born 14 Feb 1869 in Tama County, Iowa, died 11 Dec 1937. She married Frederick Ellsworth Vibbard on 14 May 1887 in Tama County, Iowa. I believe both are buried in Amarrillo, TX. Frederick was born Mar 1861 or 62 (maybe Mar 01), he died 25 Nov 1938. I would like any information on Melita Booyer and her parents. Tresa (Vibbard) Edwards March 2009
SANNER I have approx 20 ink blotters from the Olympic Hi Speed gas stations owned and operated by a Jerome V Sanner. He had locations in
Ashtabula, Geneva and Painsville. Is there any way to find any of his  relatives in the area? name: Earlin J Stitt e-mail:
phone: 740-382-6394
March 2009
HOWELLS/CORNELL I'm the great granddaughter of Caroline Howells (Cornell) seeking info on any living descendants of her father, Dr. Joseph Howells. Anne Peterson
260 Weldon St, Redding CA 96001 530 243-5252
March 2009
HOYT Seek information on Laura Ellen HOYT or HORR, according to DAR, b. 1844 Royalton, VT dau of William HOY and Eliza RUSSELL of VT. Laura m. Edwin HICKS May 2, 1861 in Ashtabula and d. Sept 5, 1907 in Drain, OR. Roger Marble 2389 Duck Pond Dr., Ravenna, OH 44266-8221 February 2009
Lu Lu Falls Cemetery Who has a section, lot, and grave map for Lu Lu Falls Cemetery?
Need to locate gravestone for Worthy Bull, who is a Civil War
veteran of Company D, 103rd O.V.I. Supposedly buried in Block C,
Lot 7, Grave 3. Born 1844-Died Feb. 1, 1906 at Soldiers' and
Sailors' Home, Sandusky, OH.William Stark P.O. Box 26055 Cleveland
OH 44126 440-669-5635
February 2009
TREAT Seeking information on Eugene A. Treat (DOB approx 1850). I believe he lived in Ohio and then in Rockford, IL. His second wife was Maria (nee Robinson)Freeh Treat. Belived to have a child named Clifford.  Barb
Lundquist  3475 Liberty Avenue Stillwter MN/Washington 55082 651-430-1483
February 2009
FISHER DeWOLF On the 1900 Federal Census my ancestors Mattie Fisher and her brother Harold Fisher are listed in the Children's Home in Ashtabula County Ohio, Ashtabula Twsp. They were both listed as being inmates there. Mattie Frances Fisher was born 30 Sep 1892 in Joliet Ill and Harold Fisher was born 15 Dec 1894 in Polo Illinois. They both missed with their mother Eva DeWolf Fisher to Ashtabula Ohio. I am not sure if their father Francis Delay Fisher moved with them or not. On the 1900 census their mother Eva Fisher is listed as a servant in the home of J Penkerton in Ashtabula Ohio, Ashtabula Twsp. Could anyone tell me anything about the Children's Home that was in Ashtabula? Bana Armstrong 601 S Hickory St Pecos Tx
79772 432 940 1657
January 2009 Updated March 2010
TULLER Seeking Father of Orange John (johnson) Tuller B.1844-45 ?Ohio D.1932 MN. found a Sylvester O. Tuller 1797- need more info on him. Also some Tullers' for Madison OH. O. John is my great grandfather. James
Tuller PO 533 Fall River Mills CA 96028-0533
January 2009
KINGSVILLE ACADEMY Would like any information you might have on Kingsville Academy located in your county in the 1850's. A gr. grandfather (Francis L. Meachum b.1835 in PA) of a friend I'm researching for, attended there from apprx. 1852 to 1855. Patricia Allen 692 Patricia Lane El Cajon CA, San Diego county 92020  619-749-1224 January 2009
SLEEPER  I am looking for information on one Reverend George R Sleeper. b. 1825 d. 1877. He is noted as being the minister at the first United Brethren Church in Ashtabula. His wife was Mary E Sleeper nee Chapin and they are buried in Gageville Cemetery. I was hoping someone has information on this church that he helped build and possibly photos of the Church or him as well. If there is anyone affiliated with the UBC which is now a part of the United Methodist Church. Where was this church? Is it still standing? It was built/founded in 1857. Heather Testa January 2009
HOLLIS Seeking descendents of Humphrey Hollis/Ann Eliza Gage Hollis-d. Ashtabula 10 Oct 1893, buried Indiana Charles D. Hollis d. Ashtabula 17 Apr 1901 Heber R. Hollis d. Ashtabula 3 Oct 1985 January  2009
DROHMAN PATTERSON Seeking any information or help in locating information about my Great-Grandfather Homer J. PATTERSON b. abt. 1846 in (?) Conneaut, Ashtabula, OH. He married Mary Ann DROHMAN in Muscatine, Iowa abt. 1867 and was father to my paternal grandfather Francis PATTERSON. Any help or guidance would be great as I am at a very frustrating brick wall! Melissa PATTERSON 5672 Keck Road, Lockport, NY 14094  January 2009
HOLLIS Seeking descendents of Humphrey Hollis/Ann Eliza Gage Hollis, Thomas D. Hollis, Heber R. Hollis Carol Hinton 1975 Pleasure Ct. Louisville OH/Stark 44641 330 875 4545 January 2009 Updated March 2010
FELLOWS BRISTOL RANDALL Seeking information on William H FELLOWS, b. 1808 in New York, lived in Kingsville, m. Almira BRISTOL, b 1825 in New York. Children, Charles FELLOWS and Marion FELLOWS, b. 1850, who married Jeremiah RANDALL, son of Jerome and Abigail RANDALL of Ashtabula County. Amy Schultz 9702 Belmont Circle Whitehouse OH  43571 419-509-0812 November 2008 Updated March 2010
MONTGOMERY Seeking proof of the parentage of sisters, Ruth Montgomery and Elizabeth Lorraine Montgomery. Ruth, b.1795 probably Harpersfield, Delaware Co.,NY m Cyrus Earle 1815, Salem, Ashtabula Co., OH, d. abt 1862, Fulton Co., OH. Elizabeth Lorraine Montgomery b. Aug, 1810, Madison, Lake Co., OH, m Oct 1831 Henry Bennett Collins, d. Hillsboro, OR, 1890. Parents are prob Rebecca Harper b Jan 1773, East Windsor, NY m. Thomas Montgomery, 1789, Harperfield, Delaware Co. NY, d.1826 prob Madison, Geauga, OH; Thomas Montgomery b. 1754, Blauford, MA, d. prob 1814, OH.Proof of parentage may be in Congregational Church records in Austenburg, Ashtabula Co., OH, since Thomas Montgomery and wife, Ruth, received membership in that parish in June 1804. Proof might also be found in records of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Centervile (now Madison Co., OH). Thomas was one of the founders of this church. Names of other Momtgomery children were: John, Benjamin, Sarah, Diantha, Marian, Rebessa, Mary and Almina: Helen Woelfel 4613 Tower St. Edina MN 55424 952-926-5863 November 2008
ARNOLD WELDY Seeking info on Sophia ARNOLD who lived in New Lyme Township at the time of the 1840 Census with 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50 which would put her birth between 1790-1800.Interested in other ARNOLD families as well. Also looking for info on WELDY family members who were descendants of Peter and or Jacob from Portage / Mahoning County area. Kent
Arnold 802 Wakefield Dr Cincinnati OH 45226  513-608-5796
November 2008


HEATH HASKELL I am looking for information on Harriet Heath and Arba Haskell who married in Geauga in 1831. Their daughter Almira was my gg grandmother. I have a 1900 census record for their son Walter Haskell, showing Harriet widowed and living with him, and a death notice from their son Otis Warren Haskell. Both records are from Ashtabula. These list Arba has having been born in Mass. and Harriet in CT. A Pierpont newsclip say Harriet Haskell died in Ashtabula Jan. 23, 1907. However, I can't find anything else to show who Harriet or Arba's parents were. Carol Meyers 108 Heartwood Dr Lansdale PA 19446 215-361-7424 November 2008
WEST  PERKINS I'm searching for any information on Dorthy West, Dick West, and Lillian Irene Perkins (Wires). Dorthy would be my grandmother, Dick would be my Bio. Father and Lillian is Dicks Half Sister and my adopted mother. Also related to bowers family as well. any and all information would be welcome. I just found out 11 years ago I was adopted and now I have time to trace my family roots now that I'm not active duty army anymore. I have tons of pictures from Dorothy and Lillian and have no clue who 90% of them are. I want to plan out my family tree. so all help and stories are very welcome good or bad. Charlie Wires 66 West Morningside Drive Bluffton
SC 29910 843 415 2292
November 2008 Updated Sept. 2012
WOODW0RTH GIDDINGS Looking for the cemetery or other, that Amasa Woodworth & Lucy Jewett are buried in. They had 3 known children, Andrew Woodworth & Esther are buried in West Williamsfield Cemetery, Ashtabula Co, Oh., Henry who may of moved out the State of Ohio or died young and Lucy Woodworth JACKSON, who I descend from . I am looking for descendents of Andrew Woodworth & J. A. Esther Gidding's. Also any info on Henry Woodworth. Russell  Hippo 1744 Harding Ave Girard Oh 44420 330-539-6583 November 2008 Updated March 2010
PEATS I am researching a Great Aunt. Her maiden name was Harriett Jean Peats. She was born 13th of December 1926 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She moved to Ohio and married a gentleman by the name “Smith”, but unfortunately that is all I have on him. She died in Ashtabula County on the 18th of July 2001. If she sounds like she fits into anyone's family could you please share what information you have. Monica Cantrell 2247 Colt Rd Indianapolis in
46227 317-294-0374
November 2008
CARKEET Seeking information on surname CARKEET. Richard & Ann Stoughton (HILL) CARKEET came from Cornwall through Ohio before residing at Natchez, MS. They had three children; Richard, James Hill and Elizabeth Jane, they were born Helston, Cornwall, England. They had another child; Henry b-ca1833 in Ohio. There was a Corbin Cody Carkeet FOX born in this county and I believe they either knew them from England or they became freind in Ashtabula. Donald Curkeet  P.O Box 775 Manitowoc
Wisconsin 54221-0775  1-920-682-2820
November 2008
SLOAN Hello, my Finnish great-grandmother worked in Ashtabula's woolen mills during the early 1900s. She was the eldest of 14 children and worked in the mills to help support her family. I am interested in knowing what kind of work she might have done in the woolen mills, how long her work day might have been and how much she might have gotten paid. I would also like to see a photo of the woolen mills, if any exist, and know where they were located. Her family lived in Ashtabula Harbor. I am not sure how old she was when she worked in the mills, but she was married by 1916. She was born in 1892, and the family moved away from Ashtabula Harbor into the Andover and Williamsfield areas prior to her marriage in 1916. Before the family relocated to Andover, my great-grandmother also worked in Ashtabula Harbor's Finnish steam baths giving massages. I am also curious about this work -- how much it paid, how long her work day was etc. etc.
Rebecca Sloan. 9185 State Road Kinsman Ohio 44428 330-876-0907
November 2008
HEATH Seeking information on a John Marshall born 1813 Vermont who ended up in Ohio and married a Lucretia Heath in 1832.Maybe Chadron, Geauga, Ohio. Lucretia's father was Isaac Heath.Born 1781 Isaac father was Simeon Heath born 1753.How John got to Ohio from Vermont or who his siblings or Parents are I do not know. He would be a ggg grandfather and Lucretia a ggg Grandmother. Later I will find them in Ill and Wisconsin where most of their 10 children are born in Ohio, Wisc, and Ill. They later arrive in Kansas around 1860 in Whiting, Ks. or Straight Creek area. Any information on John Marshall in the Ohio area or where the Heath families may have migrated from might help. I have been on this several years to no avail on Lucretia and John Heath Marshall. Lucretia seems to have been born in Conn. around 1814. I would appreciate hearing anything that might give me research places to go.  Virginia Farmer 18329 O Rd Mayetta
KS 66509 785-364-3279
November 2008
THOMAS Seeking history of past owners at 596 Sherman Street Geneva Ohio. I recently inheritated the house and I am trying to find past owners before my parents, Gerald and Della Thomas. The history of this house. If anyone could help? Thanks Beverly Thomas 596 Sherman Street Geneva, Ohio 44041 November  2008
KIERSTEAD JANSEN I am looking for information regarding George BROWN, or his wife Clista (Christie). They may have been married about 1885. George was a ship carpenter born in Michigan. Clista was born in Conneaut about 1867. However, KIERSTEAD may be the name of her step-father. She may have had a step-brother Thomas KIERSTEAD. Ruth JANSEN, 530 Wyss Ridge Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46819, November 2008 Updated March 2010
STANCLIFF/BEIGH STANCLIFF/BEIGH family. I am looking for information on a church where my grandparents were married. The marriage record says they were married by a Rev. J.F. Candy, at the Geneva Congregational Church. This was in 1926. I was wondering if this church still existed. or has it changed it's name? I would like to get in contact with the church to see if they have any record of my grandparents marriage. Lisa Rienerth 678 Marguerite  Brunswick Ohio/Medina 44212   216-973-8086 October 2008 Updated March 2010
NEVSIMAL Looking for any records on a Josepha Nevsimal. DOB approximately 1882, Died August 10th, 1964 in an Ashtabula long term care facility and was a widow. Cannot seem to locate a grave or a newspaper obit. Any info you can provide would be helpful. Am beginning to research my family tree and she was my great-grandmother on my father's side. Cindy Burke 3199 9th Street Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221 330-945-6635 September 2008 Updated March 2010
BENNETT Looking for information about the Bennett Brothers of Geneva Ohio who built or sold furniture. I have a dresser with their name on the back and would like information about them and a time period they would have been in the area. Carol Vincent PO Box 104 Unionville Ohio 44088 440-428-3101 September 2008 Updated Sep 2012
PLATT  NOXON Alonzo Platt m. Evaline Noxon d/o Abraham and Maria/Maritje Schoeffer Noxon. They show on the 1840 census Wayne Twp. Ashtabula Co. Oh. They had sons Joseph and Noxon. Seeking parents of Alonzo.  Richard J. Harvey  728 Castle St. New Castle, Pa. 16101
September 2008 Updated March 2010
HADLOCK EVERTS MURSHRUSH Seeking information on Sarah Jane Hadlock b 1865 in PA, daughter of John S. Hadlock and Alberteen Everts. M Willaim S. Mushrush Nov 1879 Jean Fuller 51315 Golfview Ct Granger Indiana 46530
September 2008
TIANEN NISKANEN Seeking descendants of Matti and Stina Maria Tianen (nee Niskanen) from Ashtabula. Matti was born 31 Mar 1862 in Viitasaari, Finland and Stina Maria ( my great-aunt) on 20 Mar 1861 in Pihtipudas, Finland. They emigrated from Finland in 1890 and 1893 respectively and lived in Ashtabula, Ohio. Children were : 1) Hjalmar (Stinanp.) Niskanen born 03 Dec 1879 in Pihtipudas lived in New Castle Pa. Died there on 14 Dec 1949. (Have information and contact with his family) 2) Emil born 19 May 1887 in Pihtipudas married Maria Haytcher/Haytsher/Heikkila and lived in Ashtabula until his death on 10 Jan 1979. Apparently, they had no children. 3) Kaarle born 05 Sept 1893 in Pihtipudas . Died 02 Aug 1895 in Ashtabula 4) Hilda Sesilia born 26 June 1898 in Ashtabula, moved to New York State, possibly Brooklyn.  5) Vilho Matias ( William) born 30 Sept 1901 in Ashtabula moved to New York. Possibly lived in Yonkers. 6) Johan Vihtori born 22 Mar 1906 Died on 20 May 1907 .  My primary interest is my first cousins, ' Hilda Sesilia Tianen' who may have married a 'Niederhauser' and, ' William Matt Tianen'. Any information would be appreciated.  Thanks, Barbara Kumpulainen-Wainikka RR 13, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, P7B5E4;  Phone 807-983-3052, or, E-Mail at August 2008
KONTAS HJERPE MAKI Seeking my aunts which immigrated from Finland (Ylistaro) early 1900's, Sanna Kontas (nee Hjerpe)and Fanni Maki, and settled in Ashtabula Ohio.
The another sisters Lempi Hjerpe and Hilma Hjerpe settled in Evelth, MN and Washington DC. James Hjerpe 5482 Wolverine Terrace Carlsbad Calfornia 92010 760-931-5971
August 2008
HILL I am seeking on ANY information on Mrs. Beverly M. Hill (maiden name unknown), DOB 12/13/1927 and her husband- Joseph R. Hill, DOB 1/13/1922. Both lived in Ashtabula County, OH. Micheal Thompson 649  N. Allen St., Apt #2 Wabash IN 46992 260 568-1154
August 2008
HURD We are seeking birth records for 3 children born to Elisha Dorman & Henrietta Hurd. We belive the children were born in Geneva, Ashtabula Co., OH. Edwin & Edgar b abt 1856; Frank b 04 Jun 1858. In the 1860 Census Elisha is shown as a Blacksmith, b abt 1832, Connecticut. By 1870 the family had moved to Cleveland and Elisha has become a liquor dealer. Barbara Kelly 3073 Saint Thomas Ln The Villages FL 32162-7610 352-259-9654 August 2008 Updated March 2010
KING ALALEN Looking for info on Martha J KING, (1845-1904) married John W ALLEN (1840-1925). They lived in Austinburg, Oh. Who were her parents and siblings? Alicia Henry 2310 County Street 2518 Chickasha Oklahoma 73018  Phone:405-224-5233 August 2008
WIRTAANEN KINNUNEN TAKALA Seeking information on Juho, or John Wirtanen, married Hannah Kinnunen in Ashtabula OH about 1888-1890. Hannah also known as Johanna later married Jacob Takala. John died in about 1908. Looking for any other family members of John or where he came from in Finland. I think they had 6 children Jennie, Selma, Hilia, Hilma and Toivo.Nikki  Kish 409 Second St Fairport Harbor OH, USA 44077 440-350-9627 August 2008
STANTON DUTCHER Looking for Joshua Whitney Stanton and His wife Eliza Dutcher. They came from CT and my records indicate they died in Monroe Ashtabula Ohio. Joshua died October 15, 1854 and I have no date for Eliza. A Joshua W. Stanton is in the Ashtabula 1850 census. Looking for more information including where they may be buried. Also looking for information on their son Caleb Nichols Stanton born in Salisbury Litchfield CT in 1820. Renee Woodworth P.O. Box 93 Hillsboro MD 21641  410.364.9169 July 2008
TAINTOR LOVERIDGE Charles and Harriet TAINTOR 1849-50 Charles inscribed a Shaker box 3 times in those years "This box was made by old MR JOHN LOVERIDGE and given to her by him" I inherited this, but know of no connection with my family. Stephanie Bowgett 5 Lawrence rd Huddersfield UK 123456 07 941 602816 July 2008
FORSHEE REED Silas Forshee (b.c1847) and Clara J. Reed had four children, all born in Ashtabula County, probably in Rock Creek. Their birth dates ranged from Byron born about 1872 to Neil, born about 1877. I am primarily trying to find Silas's ancestry but any dates or further information for this family would be much appreciated. Helen Scarth, Hamilton Ontario 12345
July 2008 Updated March 2010
SLEEPER GREEN PARRISH Looking for info on Myrtle Sleeper aka Myrtle Green aka Myrtle Parrish/Parish. She was born 8 Feb 1903 in Ashtabula, OH and died 20 Feb 1951 in Kingsville, Ashtabula, OH. She was married to Irvin Sleeper and daughter of John Green & Anna Brooks. I am searching for an obituary or any birth or marriage records info.  July 2008
MOULTON I am inquiring about the Salmon Moulton family who lived and died in Austinburg. Salmon and his wife Mary Perkins Moulton moved from Floyd New York. They had a large family, about 13 children according to my grand father who was their grand son. I know my Great Grandmother Hester Ann Moulto was also born in Austinburg. According to the data I have already received Salmon Moulton Jr, and his wife Mary Perkins died in Austinburg. He passed Oct, 28 1828., she passed in 1817. Kathleen Weston
8 first street Whitesboro Oneida 13492-1916 315-736-0051
June 2008
McVay I am looken for any one who is kind to Kenneth McVay from up state New York Batatin and Rodchester New York. My husban is his son and we want to do a family tree so his son well have it when Stephen L McVay pass on. MaDonna McVay P.O.Box 622 Granite City Ill. madson 62040 618 803 9192 June 2008
KEELING I am looken for some one who is kind to Lenord Keeling . He is my farther and I have lost track of the family. I have moved from Mo. to Grante City Ill. . Where I have lived for ten years now . I have done a lot to fine some of the family I just do not know where to look. MaDonna McVay P.O.Box 622 Granite City Ill. madson 62040 618 803 9192 June 2008
COCHRAN Seeking information on Josephine Garis Cochran.....the inventor of the dishwasher. She was born and lived in Ashtabula County but I would like to know exactly where. Kim Stewart 6856 Sunningdale Dr. Westerville  OH 43082 614 895-3292 May 2008
RESTAURANT? In the 50's/60's my family used to travel from Youngstown to Mapleview, on the lake between Saybrook and Geneva-on-the-Lake, 15 or so cottages owned by Ed Ludt. On the drive home, we stopped at a place called Guardi's (Gardi's?) Restaurant, on  one of the No/So roads between Ashtabula and home (Sr 45, 534,)abt 25 miles So of the lake, & on the w side of the road. It was a diner car type restaurant. I will appreciate any information you might have about this place or it's location. Ralph Kane April 2008
WRIGHT Can anyone tell me who holds the records for cemeteries in New Lyme, Ashtabula, OH? I am looking for information on Almon Jesse WRIGHT (1860 - 1927) and Emma Jerusha (Teats) WRIGHT (1864 - 1944), both died in New Lyme, Ashtabula, OH. Deb Breniser 2345 Hemlock Dr. Perry OH 44081 440-259-3752 April 2008
WELLS  MONROE I am looking for information on William Gobel Wells, dob 9-25-1898, Trimble County KY, parents James Wells and Alice Monroe. Bill was my grandfather, he and my grandmother divorced when my father was two years old. My grandmother did not allow him to have any contact with my father. We believe that he was living in the Cincinnati area in 1934. I do know that his family contacted my father in the early 1980’s to say that Bill had passed away, he was in Ohio at the time. My father is gone and my mother does not have a very good memory of things now so I have very little to go on. I have been able find his sister and his brothers and parts of their families but not Bill. Mary  Royalty 3925 West State Road 56 Hanover IN 47243 812-701-2516 April 2008
GRAY MOODEY I am looking for siblings & the descendants, of my grandfather Grant Gray, born abt 1873 in Ashtabula. He was married to Laura May Moodey, who is buried in Saybrook. Grant had siblings Edith, Leland (Lee), and Lou (Louis), that I know of. Grant and Laura's children were Lena Lucile, Jay Cliff, and Oren Chauncey Gray. Grant's parents were Alice Cone Gray, 1853-1953, Liverpool, England, and Orrin (or Oren) Chauncey Gray, born about 1851.  Sharon Gray PO Box 310, Grapeland, TX 75844 713-468-5565 April 2008 Updated March 2010
CRANE    DIAL I am seeking information on the marriage of my G grandfather Edward Crane and G grandmother Elizabeth C Dial. The bride lived in Colebrook, Ashtabula Co, Ohio so I presume that is where the wedding took place, between 1854 and 1857.Waunita M
Herron  PO Box 250 BATTLE GROUND WA 98604
March 2008
MARTIN Seeking any relatives of Robert Samuel Martin, b.1892, son of James Monroe Martin, 1860-1934. Descended from David Martin, Swiss German immigrant to Philadelphia, 1727. Robert married Winifred Nims, Colebrook, Ohio. Mary Belle Armitage was wife of James Monroe Martin, mother of Robert Samuel. Paula Bauder 355 Governor Prence Rd. Eastham Mass./Barnstable 02642 508-240-1733 March 2008
COLBURN COLBURN DESCENDANT seeking any and all info on LEVI COLBURN (b. abt 1800 VT), wife ELIZA (Brewster?, b. NH)) and children Henry (b.1841 VT), William A. (b.1843 VT- my gggrandfather)), Charles (b. 1847 VT), all of whom lived in Ashtabula County, OH per 1850 Census. Levi may have died in Ashtabula or Monroe County after 1850. Can not find anything that seems accurate on Levi. Levi's father may have been Nathan(iel) or William or David...the family names "Willard" & "Avery" have come down our Colburn lineage. Les Fleck PO Box 551090 So Lake Tahoe CA 96155
March 2008
LAMBERT WILBUR My great-grandmother was born Elizabeth 'Lizzy' LAMBERT April 1846 in Kingston, Fontenac Co., Ontario, Canada. She was adopted by Charles & Aurelia WILBUR. 'Lizzy' married Luke W. OSBORN 1867 in Rock Creek. They eventually moved to Shelby, Shelby Co., Iowa and she died there at age 38, in 1883.
Her obit states that she had 2 natural brothers, Gabe of Silver City, Iowa and Will of Dakota City, IA and 1 sister unnamed. It also states that her religion was of the Reorganized Church of LDS.
I am seeking information on her parents, the LAMBERT'S, when & why she was adopted and if her religion was of her parents or adopted parents. The court house in Jefferson City refused to let me see her adoption papers so I know nothing other than what I have stated. NancyReitzler 35632 Avocado St. YUCAIPA CA 91786 909-797-5307
March 2008 Updated March 2010


Searching for connections to Jacob Blakeslee B: Nov. 4, 1802-(City unknown-in Connecticut)/D: October 7, 1880 in Dayton, Ohio and is buried in Woodland cemetary, Lot#: 3142-Sect.#102...Jacob was married to a "Ruth L. (?) born in Hartford, Conn. in 1817 and died: August 7, 1900 and is buried in Woodland cementary, Lot#3142-Sect.#102.

Jacob had 3 sons...Erastus, one unknown and Horace...Horace born: 1845-in Dayton, Ohio and Died: January 13,1921 and is buried in Woodland cemetary-no lot, etc. listed.

Horace had a son-Charles B...born: June 10, 1869 in Dayton, Ohio...Charles B. had a son-Wilber/sp?Wilbur Grover grandfather!

I am wanting to trace Jacob from Connecticut to the Ohio area...there is an elder Jacob in the New Haven, Waterbury, Plymouth areas of is believed that he would have been the father of "our Jacob"? This would also be the missing connection between our family and the families of Samuel Blakeslee of Guilford, Conn. in the 1600's.

I would be so grateful for any/ALL information about our ancestors! So thank you in advance.
Donna-daughter of Carol Phyllis Blakesly/Smith-daughter of Wilber/Wilbur Blakesly-etc, etc.(as mentioned above).

Donna  Campbell P.O. Box 4081 Jeffersonville Indiana 47131 812.284.6314

March 2008
Photos of F.B. WAY I am seeking the dates when the F.B.Way photo studio was in operation. The studio frame has addresses: 138 Main St., Ground Floor, Ashtabula, O and 103 Bridge St., Harbor, O. Walfrid Huskonen 1810 Logan Drive Norman Oklahoma 73069-6406 Walfrid.E.Huskonen@JCI.Com 405-364-2801 March 2008
WESLEY Looking for information on my step-grandpa, James Wesley Bingham. He died in August 1958. The only info I got was it was in Ashtabula Ohio.Jim Jennings 1439 LANDER RD MAYFIELD HTS OH 44124 440-461-6668 March 2008
SANDSTROM I am a Swedish national in need of help doing some genealogy research in the United States.I am looking for more information about my fathers uncle and his descendants. The Uncle left Finland for the United States in 1904. I have been able to find some  information, but how can I go on? How can I find out what happened to the three daughters (which my father recalls exchanging letters with in the 1950s) and possibly where they live today. If they got any children etc... The name and data of the uncle is... SANDSTROM, Karl Gustav born. 1887-May-07 in Forsbacka, Nykarleby, FINLAND emigrated to the United States in 1904 arrived. 1904-June-19 in New York with the Ship Etruria, (Ship manifest , page 12 line 25) as Sandstrom, Karl  1920 US Census Living in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut, 992 Mill Street as...
SANDSTROM, Gust with...Wife SANDSTROM, Mary, born abt. 1887 in FINLAND daugther SANDSTROM, Ida, born abt. 1909 in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut daugther SANDSTROM, Nellis, born abt. 1912 in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut
daugther SANDSTROM, Edith, born abt. 1915 in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut 1930 US Census Living in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut, 992 Mill Street as... SANDSTROM, Gust with...Wife SANDSTROM, Mary, born abt. 1887 in FINLAND daugther SANDSTROM, Nellis, born abt. 1912 in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut daugther SANDSTROM, Edith, born abt. 1915 in Ohio, Ashtabula, Conneaut Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002 Name: Karl Sandstrom Birth Date: Est. 1887 Gender: Male Race: White  Residence City: Conneaut Residence County: Ashtabula Residence State: Ohio Residence  Country: United States Death Date: 13 Jul 1968 Hospital of Death:  Long-Term Care Facilities City of Death: Geneva County of Death: Ashtabula Certificate: 050222 Age at Death: 81 Certifier: Physician Autopsy: No autopsy Marital Status: Widowed
Please help me in the right direction. I can help anyone looking for information from swedish churchbooks as exchange , or perhaps some translation if required ...  Per Edman,  Skogsgatan 4 Sundsvall Medelpad 85460 +4660124919
February 2008
BUTLER BABIES I am seeking Sharon Lee Young, born July 27,1944.This is her adopted name. I have reason to believe that she is one of the "Butler Babies" adopted through the Astabula County CHildren's Home. I also believe that I am her sister. We have never met. Donna Foster 1656 Hamilton Ct. Dunedin Fl 34698 (727) 543-0815 February 2008
GIDDINGS Seeking the parents/family of Absolom Giddings, b. July 23, 1833 in Ashtabula Co. Ohio. Married Ellen Million. Moved to Ashland Oregon. Died 1905 in McCloud, CA Lorena Harris PO Box 2109, Padise CA  95967 January 2008
MORDEN McINTOSH Seeking info on the family of Gilbert and Triphena (Tryphene) MORDEN, who were living in Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co. in 1850 Census. Gilbert was b. abt 1801, possibly Canada or England. Tryphene was b. abt 1812 New York. Who are their parents? They had 7 children born between abt 1835 and 1858: Mary A., b. in Canada West, William, b. New York, Gilbert F., b. 1844 Ohio, Jennette, b. Ohio, Frank, b. Ohio, Ada, b. Ohio, and Henry, b. Ohio. Tryphen MORDAN was living in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1870. It appears that son, Gilbert F., married Christina McINTOSH in London, Ontario in 1870, and that Gilbert and Christina were living in Chicago, IL by 1881. Sheryl
Miller 4203 Linwood Pl. Riverside CA 92506
January 2008
JOHNSON Seeking family information on CLAYTON JOHNSON could be JOHNSTON. He was born 23 Apr 1842 in Conneaut. His parents were Stephen and Julia Johnson. Clayton enlisted in the Civil War in Tomah, Wisconsin.  Evelyn Burch, 7417 N Starry Sky Drive Prescott Valley AZ 86314 December 2007
McCELLAND  STRIEF Seeking information on two boys from Ashtabula County who perished at Pearl Harbor on 12/07/1941.I have no other information other than what is listed below.  1.McCLELLAND, Thomas Alfred, ENS USNR USS WEST VIRGINIA 2.STRIEF, Frank W., Jr., SC2c USS Shaw I know of a third, Henry Kalinowski, which I have a lot of information on. Keith Koepke
2520 E Union Rd Jefferson Ohio 44047 440-813-5025
December 2007
BROCKWAY HUNTLEY PECK Searching in Lebanon Twp., Austinburg Twp., New Lyme...for documentation of ancestors of Harriet BROCKWAY(Elias, Elias, Ezra, Richard); Harriet's mother, Mary Polly PECK (Daniel, Silas, Samuel, Joseph, William); Harriet's grandmother, Lovice HUNTLEY (daughter of Benjamin and Bethia (Doran) Huntley) Claudia Day 1273 Suncrest NE Grand Rapids MI 49525 616-956-7772 December 2007
HOTCHKISS STEWART "Would like to hear from others working on the line of Phebe
HOTCHKISS, dau of Ebenezer & Lois (STEWART) HOTCHKISS. She md Andrew STEWART, and they had 5 chldren. Phebe died young - bet  1821 & 1825. Need more info on these children. She had a dau  named Phebe Orinda STEWART, who md #1 Thomas J. JACKSON in IA.  He deserted her on the Ore. Trail - he going to the gold fields in CA. She md #2 Wm. Dewey Clark in Yamhill Co., Oregon Territory in 1848. Dorothy LeFort, 50 Palm Springs Ct., Sparks, NV 89441-0522."
November 2007
SEAMENS  COPMTON I am trying to find information on William Weasley Seamens b. 1825 in Pennsylvania married to Caroline H. (Unknown)b. 1828 in Ohio. I did find him in the 1850 thru 1870 Census. They had 5 children that I know of William Wesly  Seamens b.Oct 1852 in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, Milo E Seamens b.Apr 1854 Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, Charles H Seamens b.Sep 1858 in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, Carrie Belle Seamens b.12 Jan 1865 in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio my Great Grandmother, and Emma A Seamens b. 1867 in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio. William Wesley and Caroline H were living in Hazen, Prairie, Arkansas with my Great Grandparents John W. Compton & Carrie Belle Seamens Copmton. Lonnie Smith PO Box 8614 Kodiak AK 99615 907-486-2595
November 2007
LENT LENT, PETER died in Geneva ,Ohio on15 Aug 1897,age 79 yr ,9 mo. Born NY. Death certificate says widower. Looking for his relatives in Geneva? Corinne Anderson ,163 Sulphur Springs Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 November 2007
COOLEY Seeking obituary information and for Lydia W. (Wenger) Cooley. 2/16/1980 in Geneva, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Any ancestor information would be helpful. Scott Horrisberger 703 Ray Ave  NW New Philadelphia OH 44663  
OLDS Seeking marriage record of Lemira (Sprague) Olds and Rev. Thomas Olds. They were married in Ashtabula Co. abt. 1834. They had two children born in Ashtabula Co.; Alfred Kennedy Olds, b Jan. 1836 and Edwin K. Olds, b. Jan. 1839. Other children born in Ohio were Rev. Francis B. Olds, b. 1841 in Clarksville, Definace Co., OH and Sophronia M. Olds, b. abt. 1843 in OH. Phil  Lange 355 Pleasant St Laconia  NH 03246- 3037 1(603)524-7411 November 2007
HIBBARD HIBARD Hibbard Main, 22 b PA and wife Lorinda, 19 b WI appear in the 1870 census for Amboy, Ashtabula Co OH. Hibbard is Hibbard/Hibard Eugene/Gene Main from Erie Co PA. Lorinda was his first wife, maiden name unknown. Did she die in Ashtabula Co before 1880?  Did they have a son named Eugene Main, b about 1870/71? He appears as 10 years old in the 1880 census for Conneaut Twp, Erie Co PA with his grandmother, Miranda Main, 67 b NY in the family of Samuel N. & Louisa J. Patterson. Or was this Eugene Main the son of John D. Main, the older brother of Hibbard Eugene Main? Any response appreciated. Judy
Magons 9580 River Styx Rd Wadsworth OH 44281-8436 330-336-3579
November 2007
LIDLOW My name is Timothy Judson Lindow, I was born in Windsor,Ohio on Nov 3 1946. My fathers name was Elmer Allen Lindow, my mothers name was Opal Stevers Lindow. My fathers name was Gustave Lindow and his mothers name was Nettie LIndow. What I am looking for is my grandmothers maiden name. She was born in Austria.  November 2007
LENT Are there any membership records of the  I.O.O.F. of Geneva, Ohio ? I have a Memorial sheet for Peter Lent who was a  member when he died in Geneva in 15 Aug. 1897. Corinne
Anderson 163 Sulphur Springs Rd. Asheville NC/Buncombe  28806 828-350-9816
November 2007
HARRINGTON Seeking the parents of Charles William Harrington, b. June 7th, 1860 in St. Clair Co., MI. m. Hattie (Harriet) L. Dietz Johnson 27 November 1890 in Lakeview, MI. They had 4 children Nora, Elmer, Esmon (Edward), and Paul and were living in Isabella  county at the time of the 1900 census. Todd Harrington 1291 N. 300 East Anderson, IN 46012  November 2007
THOMPSON HERRICK Seeking date of death and place of burial for Roger(s) THOMPSON and his wife Olive (HERRICK) THOMPSON, who were pioneer settlers of Ashtabula Co., OH. Rogers was b. ca 26 Apr 1783 in Londonderry, Windham, VT. The 1840 US Census shows Roger and his wife and son Riley (aka William R.) living in Lenox, Ashtabula, OH. By 1850 they are in Geneva, Ashtabula, OH. By 1860, Roger, now age 77, appears alone in the household of his son, William R. THOMPSON, in Lenox, Ashtabula, OH. By 1870 it appears both Roger and Olive are deceased. The couple also had three daughters, Lorinda, Roxana and Laura. Information on what became of them is also sought. Dave Simonds, 905 6th St SW Apt 304B, Washington DC 20024 November 2007
TOBIAS I am searching to find James, Jason and/or Ezra Tobias in Ashtabula County between 1810 and 1830. They were sons of Daniel Tobias who was a Revolutionary War Soldier in the Connecticut Continental Line and died in Steuben County, NY in 1809. Their mother had died in 1804 so Ezra was an orphan at 8 years of age and would have depended on his elder brothers. Jason is known to have settled in Ashtabula County and raised his family there. Ezra was married to Millie Davis in 1821 and moved to Ashtabula County where they had nine children before Millie's death 02/05/1846. Ezra remarried on 04/17/1848 to Lura Edson of Ashtabula County and they lived there until 05/01/1853 when they moved to Michigan. I am searching for documentation for the relationship of Ezra to Daniel Tobias and to Daniel's other sons.   Steve Bush, 1850 Kershaw Lane: Winchester: VA  22601 E_Mail: Telephone: 540-665-2091
October 2007
GRABSKI Seeking information on the Grabski family from Ohio. Vernon J Grabski was my wifes dad and passed some years prior. Any family history would be appreciated. Donald  Lain: 2645 SW 153 Rd Drive, Beaverton Oregon  97006  503-516-6444 October 2007


KLUMP NEFF I am seeking any information on James and Lulu Klump who I know lived in Conneaut, Ohio in 1910. Lulu's maiden name was Lulu Neff. Lulu may have been a nickname as I have not been able to find anyone with this name in any census. If anyone has any information or knowledge of these people or their descendents, please contact me. Nancy Cramer, 3902 Windsor Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.  843-215-7323 October 2007 Updated March 2010
MORRISON Trying to locate the graves of John B. and Margaret Morrison in the Lulu Falls Cemetery in North Kingsville, Ohio. We have the location information but the cemetery does not have any markers indicating the sections in the cemetery. John B. Morrison died in 1871 and was a Mexican War veteran. Does anyone have a map of the cemetery listing the sections? Nancy M. Briggs: 435 California Drive  Erie  PA ZIP: 16505 October 2007


TIENVIERI TRASTI 1. My great grandfather lived in Ashtabula around 1905 timeframe, where would I start to look for things like property purchase records, birth certificates, etc

2. My Aunt Alma Tienvieri worked at the library in Ashtabula for many years probably in the 1950's -1970s? range, and I think was involved in cultural things as well, how would I start to look if there are records or photos

3. I have several 1900's era photos taken in Ashtabula, I would gladly provide digital copy for your historical records or display, question is , is there anyone that may assist in figuring out exactly where in Ashtabula these were taken?

4. There is a historical website for people that came from Meerikarto in Vaasa finland, it is Pauli Kukko is the village historian and been a huge help in my geneology pursuits, if others know they hail from Merikaarto this is the site to look at. John  Trasti : 106 Lyndenbury Dr: Apex , NC
ZIP: 27502 E_Mail: 
Telephone: 919-303-2712
September 2007
HULL DODGE Looking for death info on Samantha C. Dodge Hull, B. 1823(Ney Lyme) and her husband William M Hull, b.1820(Penn).they married 27 Nov 1847. Also info, death of Sarah Yeamans Hull(wife of Perry A Hull). They had daughter Nellie who was living with grandparents(Wm and Samantha) in 1880 census. Sarah must have died before that...any ino about what happened to Nellie.Susan Kennedy, 2420 Isabella, Evanston,  IL  847 475 1059 September 2007 Update March 2010
WINNEY Seeking death records of the WINNEYS IN 1858 and 1896.
I am trying to find data that would contain the death dates for Andrew D. Winney who died 19 Oct 1858 and his wife Alta (Andrus) Winney who died on 14 May 1896. If anyone has any idea how I could find some type of record that would contain their death dates, I would be grateful. A death record, cemetery record ,mortality schedule, bible record or something of that nature. I think they both died in Ashtabula county Ohio. Debbie May,: 3234 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City MI  49684:
Telephone: 231-935-1757
August 2007
W. 50th Street Photos I am seeking any photos of the W. 50th St. Ashtabula, Ohio area in the early 1900s. Or even just a little bit of history about the area. Please feel free to contact me at  or 440-994-9218.Brienne Berg 910 W. 50th. St.  Ashtabula OH 44004 August 2007
DODGE  Seek possible DNA donor for a male Dodge who can show that he descended from Jeremiah Dodge b. 1842 in East Haddam, CT, d. 09 Oct 1825 Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio.  He had 2 sons: Eusebius b. 1771 in Lyme, New London, Ct and d. 04 Aug 1854 in Dodgeville, Ashtabula, Ohio and Edward G b. 1785 East Haddam, New London, CT and d. 10 Nov 1862 in Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio. Eusebius went on to have many sons. If you can prove the lineage, I will pay for the test and share any results with you.  Contact Sharon Martin, 2143 Ralston St., Simi Valley, CA 93063.  email: August 2007 Updated March 2010
DUNBAR OLIVE I am searching for descendents of Charles A and Priscilla (DUNBAR) OLIVE who resided in Lake and Ashtabula Co., Ohio in the early 1900's. Charles was born in Canada 23 Dec 1841, married 8 Jan 1866 in Norfolk Co, Ontario, Canada and died 20th of Nov 1931 in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co, Oh. Priscilla Dunbar OLIVE was born 23 Oct 1841 in Ontario, Canada and died 29 February 1912 in Madison, Lake Co., Ohio. They had three children: Mary Alice OLIVE, born 11 February 1868 in Ontario, Canada. She married Frank WRIGHT 7 Mar 1892 in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Oh. She died 21 Feb 1931 in Painesville, Lake Co. Ohio. They resided in Madison, Lake Co, OH most of their lives.  Isabella OLIVE, born 30 Sept 1869 in Ontario, Canada. She married John Burton BENNETT 5 Apr 1891 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Isabelle died 30 Nov. 1909 In Ashtabula Co., Oh Edward Alexander OLIVE, born 16 Oct 1876 in Ontario, Canada. He married Eva WOOD. Edward died 31 Oct 1949 in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., OH  Mary Kurila 900 West Main St Madison OH  44057 440 428 3081 August 2007 Updated March 2010
HOFFMAN Simon and Maria Hoffman, both age 49 and born VT, appear with children, William, Elizabeth, and Lewis, all born OH, in the 1860 Plymouth Twp, Ashtabula Co OH census. Is this the same Simon Hoffman who was a blacksmith in Addison Co VT 1831-1833? Daniel Hoffman also lived there at that time. I have info. Judy Magons  9580 River Styx Rd  Wadsworth  OH  44281 E_Mail: Telephone: 330-336-3579 July 2007
HARRINGTON HERRINGTON I am researching the Dexter Harrington/Herrington age 39 born in New York, that is in the 1850 census in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He is listed with his wife Mary, age 32 born in Pennsylvania children: Samuel age 8 born in Pennsylvania, Emily 7, Eliza 4 and Wilkinson 3 all born in Ohio. Also is Patience Harrington 87 born in Rhode Island. I have reason to believe that Samuel is my great grandfather. The other members of this family seem to have vanished after the 1850 census. If anyone would have knowledge of their where abouts after 1850 I would greatly appreciate it. If Dexter died, I would like to get a death certificate. Betty  Knapp 320 Pullen Blvd, Centralia Il 62801 E_Mail:
Telephone: 618 532-7253
July 2007
CORBETT or CORBITT:  Looking for Descendants of Charles and Lydia Corbett. Born abt 1866 in Ohio, died in the mid to late 1930s. Buried in Ashtabula, OH. Children are: Faye, Jessica, Harold (1894-1950), Duane W (1900-1983), Decine(1901) and Dale (1906-1976). Also trying to locate when and what part of family changed last name to Corbitt. We believe the name change may have started with Dale C (1906-1976). Martin Fiesler Address: 5415 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago  IL 60640 E_Mail: Telephone: 7732060483 July 2007
DAVIES THOMAS DAVIES and his wife ELLEN lived at 1803 West 13, Ashtabula, Ohio in December 1937. I am seeking any information on this family. Thomas was born abt.1878 in St.Helens Lancashire England.  Kathryn Worthington,213 Speakman Road, St.Helens,Merseyside WA10 6TH July 2007
BANCROFT HALL WESTCOTT NORTON FOGG PORTER SHAW FREESE BECKWITH BROCKWAY CLARK Researching husband's family - names include CLARK, BANCROFT, HALL, WESTCOTT, NORTON, FOGG, PORTER, SHAW, FREESE, BECKWITH, BROCKWAY and many more! CLARK line is from Henry CLARK & Nellie Aburta HALL (later married Arthur Ellsworth WESTCOTT) BANCROFT line is from Lois L BANCROFT. Jennifer Clark 4040 Main Street Perry Ohio/Lake 44081 July 2007
GUNN KING I am interested in learning anything about the family of Noble King Gunn, a veteran of the regular army during the Revolution, who settled with his family--including brothers and cousins--in the Ashtabula area about 1820. His son, my ggrandfather, Christopher Conrad Gunn volunteered for duty with the Sixth Ohio Cavalry Regiment in December 1861. He was in all the engagements of that regiment, including the siege of Richmond. I am interested in sharing information on this family. July 2007
CASE TROWBRIDGE Seeking information on Annis Chappel Case B. June 2, 1818 in Ashtabula, her parents were Cynthia Chappel and Asahel Case, also of Ashtabula. She traveled to Denmark, Iowa and married Theron Trowbridge on March 22, 1841. Trowbridge was a reported conductor on the Underground Railroad in Denmark Iowa and I am trying to see if the Case family had Underground Railroad connections in Ashtabula. Gayla Young 603 7th st. P.O.Box188 Denmark IA 52624
June 2007
DANIELS MORTON Seeking information on James N. Daniels born Jan 13, 1826, possible parents George W. Daniels and Sally Ann Barber. They were not married until 1828. James ran away from home at the age of 7 and would not talk about his parents even on his death bed. Richard Morton p.o. box 303 Chapel Hill, TN. 37034  June 2007
MUNZER Looking for the burial place of Neil MUNZER, my grandfather, who pasted away in Ashtabula, OH on October 14, 1958. Phillip MUNZER, 4743 Sheehan Place, Indianapolis, IN 46254 June 2007
CURRIE Seeking the parents/siblings of Marie CURRIE, b. abt 1935 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Also interested in any school documents or pictures, high school years would have been around 1948 to 1952. Michele Aguilar, 11728 Dorothy Street #108, Los Angeles, CA -or- June 2007 Updated March 2010
WALZ I am looking for any info (pictures, stories) about anyone connected with the early Finns who homesteaded on DRUMMOND ISLAND, MI in 1905-1916. Any stories about MAGGIE WALZ also. Beth MAKI; 13 Pine Run; Negaunee, MI 49866; 906; May 2007
BURGETT I am looking for school records or pictures from Dorset, Ashtabula Co., OH. between the years 1884-1940 for any member of the Burgett family. Most if not all my Burgett family came from Dorset. I am descended from Gaius Harvey Burgett 1860-1919. He was a dairy farmer. My e-mail address is  Diane Nott Elyria, Ohio May 2007 Updated March 2010
GREEN JOHN R. GREEN. was murdered Jan. 1, 1856 in Conneaut and left 7 minor children. The children’s names were: Barnabas Cary Green, CORDELL B.GREEN, Henry, Hannah, Eliza, Cornelia, and Alpheus. His wife, ADELAIDE (CARY), and children were in the 1860 Saginaw Co., Michigan Census. Searching for the cemetery where JOHN was buried and where he was born (ca 1815) in New York. Adelaide's parents were BARNABAS CARY and FREELOVE (TREAT). Anita  Schmidt: 4171 Mountain Creek Dr, Newbury Park  CA 91320 April 2007
SPAFFORD ROCKWELL Betsy Ann (may also be LuciAnn?) SPAFFORD b ?, PA 4 May 1829. The family story goes that Betsy’s parents left her with the David ROCKWELL family of Ashtabula Co OH when she was just a baby. The Spafford’s were then killed by Indians, leaving the Rockwell’s to raise Betsy. She later married Chester Rockwell in Ashtabula Co OH 7 March 1844. Their children were born in both Ashtabula Co OH & Sheboygan CO WI. Please write: Peggy  Rockwell Gleich, PO Box 8003, Janesville WI 53547-8003 or  April 2007 Updated March 2010
ROCKWELL SPAFFORD Chester Marion ROCKWELl b 30 April 1828, Ashtabula Co OH. Marr Betsy Ann SPAFFORD, (b 4 May 1829 in ? PA) on 7 March 1844, Ashtabula Co OH. Louisa D born 1846 & David Henry b 1849 in Ashtabula Co.  Moved to Sheboygan Co, WI 1850. Lydia I., Willis, Emma Roger Marion (my g-gf),Gilbert, Adelia, Jeanette, John Freemont and Adell born in WI thru 1869. When most children were older, they moved to Walworth Co WI. Chester and Betsy both buried in Rockwell Cemetery on Fort Leonard Wood Army Post, Waynesville, Pulaski Co MO, after living near son John F. and families twice. Chester d 20 Sept 1903. Betsy d 19 Aug 1901. Buried next to granddaughter. Wish any information on Chester and Betsy’s parents and any other info. Please write: Peggy Rockwell Gleich, PO Box 8003, Janesville WI 53547-8003 or . April 2007 Updated March 2010
BEAN Info. on Thomas Bean b. 11/15/1793 Hardy Co. WV. came to Ohio with several of his Uncles and Cousins in 1814. Five Families  started for Ohio with 5 wagons pulled by Oxen. They got  to Williamfield, Ashtabula Co. 6 weeks later. The County had been described to them as "flowing with milk and honey" They found the meat in good "running" order. They moved on to Athens Co. Ohio. Anyone with knowledge of this event? J. David  Ulrich :38775Dodds Landing   Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44029 Telephone: 440-942-2636 April 2007 Updated March 2010
BAILEY DURFEE McLAUGHLIN I am trying to find information on my family who came to Ashtabula
sometime between 1863 and 1870. I particularly would like to find death information for William Bailey b. ca 1832 England who died between 1870 ad 1880. I also  would love to find marriage information on Sophia Bailey and a death  date for James. William  BAILEY b. ca 1832, England occ. Blacksmith & Isabel b. 1842, England Sophia A BAILEY b. ca 1861, Canada (English)  James W BAILEY  b. Jul 1863, Canada (English) d. aft 1930 (Ashtabula in 1930)  occ. Carpenter & Katherine McLAUGHLIN  b. Nov 1863, Canada d. bef 1920, OH (Ashtabula 1910, not in 1920) Frances Catherine BAILEY   b. Aug 1888, OH  d. 6 Dec 1965, Mentor, Lake, OH & Glenn Charley DURFEE  b. 20 Dec 1893, Monroe Township,  Ashtabula, OH  d. 6 Sep 1961, Willoughby, Lake, OH  Glenn James DURFEE  b. 12 Oct 1927  d. 17 Jun 2001, Ashtabula, OH  Donald DURFEE  b. aft 1930  Clarence J BAILEY (Ashtabula 1930) b. Aug 1892, OH  occ. Salesman: Hosery (1930)  & Mary E [BAILEY]  b. ca 1893, Ohio | Mary  Louise BAILEY  b. ca 1915, OH| Florence BAILEY  b. ca 1917, OH  Janet Akaha 13545 Paseo Terrano Salinas, CA 93908
April 2007
FOWLER Would someone please look up death information for Jesse S. Fowler. The last reference I find for him is the 1920 Census of Ashtabula County, Ohio, Geneva Township. At the time he was 66 years old and a widow. I live in Texas an have no opportunity to check your records for him. Clarence Mays ,4609 Faulkner Drive, Plano TX,  75024 E_Mail:  
Telephone: 972-377-7556
March 2007
COX  NORMAN Looking for info on: John Cox family lived in Saybrook, Ashtabula County, Ohio in 1854 for a while before moving on...John Cox was born about 1817 in Seaton, Rutland and died May 09, 1889 in Osseo, Wisconsin; he married Jane Norman who was born about 1816 in England. Linda Cox:: 1204 Big Rock Loop, Los Alamos NM  87544 Telephone: 505-661-9920 March 2007
BAILEY I am looking for information on William Bailey b. ca 1832 Cornwall who was a blacksmith. This is my GG grandmother's brother. I found an Ashtabula census record that may be a match. If anyone knows anything about this family, please contact me.
The following William Bailey and Isabel lived in Ashtabula in 1870. Isabel had remarried a John Watson by 1880, so it's not clear what happened to William. Janet  Akaha 13545 Paseo Terrano     Salinas, 3908 Telephone:     831 484-2057
March 2007
PETERSON I am trying to find information on my maternal great grandfather's grandfather. His name was John F. Peterson, born in Ashtabula County or City, Ohio in 1834. He served in the 8th Calvary Indiana during the Civil War. This is a dead end that I've encountered and I would immensely appreciate any assistance. I found numerous references to a John Peterson in Jefferson County, Ohio that fits the birth date but my cantankerous great uncle states that is not the right one. Jesse Hoover 518 S 47th St. Baltimore, MD 21224 March 2007
WINNAR WINNARI Seeking information about Winnar(i) surname from Ashtabula County. David EMIL Winnari born 7.12.1886 Ikaalinen Finland and his wife Hilma Maria familyname Helin born 8.12.1886 Jämijärvi in Finland emigrated from Finland in 1907 (the second time at the end of the year 1913). They lived first in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Emil worked as a miner. They had children: Tauno Emil born 27.5.1909, Fanny Maria born 12.3.1911, Eric O in 1915 and Allen in 1918. They maybe had other children, too. After American Population Schedule made 2.4.1930 the family lived in Ohio Ashtabula, Geneva on the Lake Village (Lake Road East South Side). Emil was a farmer and the oldest son Tauno was an elctric ing. (Electro Co). After Social Security Death Index in internet Hilma Winnar died in Nov 1972 and Eric 31.8.1997, both in Ashtabula. If somebody could give me any information about the descendents of Emil and Hilma Winnari, I would be very happy. My own familyname is Vinnari. Anitta NURMI, Koiramäenkatu 19, 33580 Tampere,Finland, +358-440100550,  Anitta Nurmi: Koiramaenkatu 19, Tampere  Finland 33580 Telephone: +358-440100550 March 2097
DOWNS Does anyone know if Hugh Downs, the broadcaster came from Ashtabula County? I think he may be linked to a Polly Downs Gage whose son lived in Nebraska. Dennis DeFrain,  3761 N. 156th Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85338 E_Mail:
Telephone: 623 535 3102
February 2007
BUNCE Seeking information about Chester and Charlotte Bunce. Chester was born around 1795, in NY. He was a vet of 1812 WAR - NY Militia. His family found in early Ohio records. I know of one daughter, Lucy Ann, and perhaps a brother, who also settled in the area - Simon Bunce. Diane  Grom: 6804 Signature Cir.,  Alexandria, VA 22310 February 2007
MCINTYRE SNYDER CRIGMILES MANSELL Albert J McIntyre and Ruth Snyder moved to Ashtabula Harbor from Pa around 1925. They had children that were placed in the Children's Home. Albert, Elizabeth (Betty), and Luella McIntyre and Richard Snyder, Charles Craigmiles and Dorothy Mansell. Story has it that there is still another sibling named Robert born after 1930. Would like information on the Children's Home and Robert that was adopted as an infant. Bill Snyder,  2730 Highland Drive, Bishop CA  93514
E_Mail:  760-872-4798.
January 2007
LENT Looking for PETER LENT,died August 15, 1897 in Geneva, Ashtabula Co., Ohio Widower(wife Malinda)his age 79, 9mos. Born NY, retired.Date of record June 13, 1898, Vol 2 pg 124, Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division.  There is a document "IN MEMORIAM" from the Skenandoah Lodge I.O.O.F. of  Geneva, Ohio of his membership and above death date. I have been unable to get any follow-up on his Lodge records if they still exist. Is he in the 1890 Geneva Census? I would like any information of his residence, burial in Geneva.  Corinne Anderson, 163 Sulphur Springs Rd.,  Asheville  NC  28806 E_Mail: Telephone: 828-350-9816 January 2007
RANDALL I am seeking information on early Ashtabula businesses. My grandmother opened a store (possibly a bakery?) in 1914 in Ashtabula. Her name was Edith Randall; her husband was Lee Randall. Any information would be gratefully appreciated. Mary Lardi 378 Liberty St. Conneaut, OH 44030 January 2007
WRIGHT HALL Seeking information on family members there are some dates I have no clue to but any help would be helpful. Caleb (?John?) Wright --- Dads Grand Father --- Born 1876 Georgia --- died in Olney, Tx Caleb Wright the son of Caleb Wright 457-10-4626 Born Feb 4, 1893 Died in Aug 1973 in Olney Tx) Mary Temperance (Tempie) --- Dads Grand Mother --- Henry Wright --- Dads Fathe --- died in Olney,Tx  James A Wright --- Great Grand Father --- Died in Olney, Tx
Pete Wright HALL, BUSTER OK 19 May 1919 Oct 1978 TX Dumas, Texas 79029 Dumas, Texas 79029  Bennie Euline Harrison (Hall) --- moms morther --- Born 1920 --- James Hall --- died in ok  Margie Fuller -- Dads mom --- Martha Coody -- Dads grandma ---  Della Sarah Chance --- Grandama's mother Thomas Benjamin Harrison --- Grandma's father -- Tn Robert Wright  479-561-6532
January 2007
My Great Grandfather was born in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, OH in 1866.  His name is John Alexander Dellinger.  His parents, Henry Washington Dellinger and Elizabeth Carney Dellinger were married in Fairfield County Ohio in 1861.  He also had a brother born in Jefferson--Elmer E Dellinger, June 26,1862. Wilhelmina R Briggs
Phoenix, AZ
January 2007
CLARK BEALS Seeking the death date and any/or information on Alonzo Clark, Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Was married the second time to Betsey and are on the l880 Census. Was born in New York. Was previously married to Anna Beals. Obit? Church? Graveyard? Richard Jensen, 4700 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ   85205 September 2006
CAREY CARY Searching for information on William Frances CAREY/CARY,b. 02 Jan 1829, Binghamton, Broome County, New York. d. 29 Jan 1907 Soldier, Jackson Co., Kansas. He m. 13 Sep 1864 Helen Mabel BROOKS in Conneaut, Ashtabula County. (Note: marriage license has surname CORY). They had 6 children: Archibauld, Mabel Clark, Anna Bradley, Alice E., Infant, Frances. The first three born in Conneaut. September 2006 Updated March 2010
McKELVERY HAINES Seeking information on the family of James G. and Elizabeth Haines McKelvey - married on 1 Feb 1818 in Ashtabula County. Both were born between 1775/1794. James died about Jan 1823 in Ashtabula County. They show up in the 1820 Census with 2 male children born between 1811/1820. I have information to share back. Susan Haines Address: 6475 Gothberg Road,Casper
Wy 82604  Telephone: 307-577-7146
September 2006
HAINES HANES HAYNES Researching the David and Mary Hanes family of Kingsville and Ashtabula, Ashtabula County. David was born about 1771 in New York and died in Ashtabula in 1843. Wife Mary was born in 1770 in New York and died after 1850. Arrived in Kingsville by 1819. I have documentation on one son - Jonathan Lockwood Hanes. Name spelled interchangeably for this family - Hanes, Haynes, Haines. Susan Haines Address: 6475 Gothberg Road,Casper
Wy 82604 Telephone: 307-577-7146
September 2006
HOLCOMB Searching for Finetta Holcomb. She was born 28 Sep 1845, we believe in Colbrook Ohio. She was the daughter of Austin and Elizabeth (Russell) Holcomb. We have no information on who she  married, died, etc. The closest we have come is possible marriage to Milo Wilcox, buried Hayes Cemetery NORTH HAYES ROAD - WAYNE TOWNSHIP. Next to Milo is a Nettie Wilcox Kevin
Meyer 6870 Parkridge Ct, Colorado Springs, CO  80915
E_Mail: Telephone: 719-637-0386
August 2006 Updated March 2010
SCRAMBLIN/SCRAMBLING PUFFER Searching for information on Jacob FURMAN, B. 1822 NY, and spouse, Elizabeth SCRAMBLIN/SCRAMBLING. They lived in Pierpont and daughter, Arvilla married my great grandfather, Henry R PUFFER. They settled in Conneaut, Ohio.  Evelyn  Reek :      1276 Annolen Pl.  Prescott,  Arizona  86301 928-776-1013 August 2006
COLBURN LEVI COLBURN & Eliza Brewster COLBURN - seeking info about Levi, b. 1800 Vt. and Eliza b. 1812 N.H., both appear in 1850 census in Ashtabula. Children all born in Vt. 1840-1847 - ELIZA, WILLIAM, AVERY, HENRY, CHARLES. : L. Wfleck,  POB  551090  South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 E_Mail: August 2006  Updated March 2010
SASSO TACKAS Seeking information on my Grandfather Anthony Sasso, dob: 2/02. Brothers Joseph and Guy? Married 3 times. My grandmother: Elizabeth Jean Tackas dob 7/09. Patricia Sasso-Watson 102 Southwyck Drive, Chagrin Falls OH,  44022E_Mail: Telephone: 440.338.6616 August 2006
HALL I am seeking information on Augusta C (might be her maiden name - Crosby) Hall, wife of WIlliam, mother of Julia. Augusta and William were married on Nov. 9, 1851. Julia was three when her father entered the Civil War in 1861. He fought with the 14th Light Artillery and died of wounds he received at the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing. Augusta had a sister that lived in CA. Any other information on Augusta's life would be greatly appreciated. Elizabeth Topping  8439 Springston Lane, Columbus Ohio 43235
E_Mail: Telephone: 614-781-1463
July 2006
WRIGHT PURDY Seeking parents and ancestors of Jonathon W. Wright, born in Ashtabula Ohio (according to his Civil War papers) on November 6, 1818 Information I have says that he was married twice, the second time to my ancestor Maria Purdy in Holmes County March 14, 1847  Peter  Everhart: 7939 Deanne Circle N.W. , Massillon 
Ohio,  44646-1922 E_Mail:
July 2006
SWEATLAND TALCOTT I am searching for the grave of Soloman Sweatland d. 1827. He was married to Betsey Talcott who later married Isaac Martin. Soloman's claim to fame was being blown across Lake Erie in a canoe in 1819. The story is written up in the History of the Great Lakes. Betsey is buried in Middle Ridge Cemetery, but I can't find anything on Soloman. Robin Caldwell, 165 Pine Cove Lane Alexander, NC 28701 E_Mail:
Telephone: 828-645-5921
July 2006
LOVETT I have just received the probate of the estate of my gg uncle, Jabez Lovett who died in 1870 in Geneva, Ohio. He was a livery man. His estate sale was held on Tues Apr 26 1870 at the Fountain House in Geneva, Ohio. Can anyone tell me what the Fountain House was? Dr David Lovett Jordan: 5 Lands End Rise,  Pittsford
NY 14534 E_Mail: Telephone: 585 248 8679
July 2006
SMITH MARVIN Seeking Death Certificate information on Joshua Smith and Roxanna Smith of Richmond Township/Ashtabula County, Ohio - last known census for Joshua was 1860 - listed - no wife, though - Joshua originally from Massachusetts and Roxanna (Marvin) originally from Conneticut.  Kevin Smith, 1612 W. 23rd Street, San Pedro,  California  907324310 :
Telephone: 310.890.5541
July 2006
HYERS HYER HIER SHAW Am looking for information on John Hyers (also spelled Hyres, Hyer, Hier), who was born in Chautauqua County NY about 1810-1812. Married Nancy Shaw, and later after she died, he married her sister Eliza. After his wives died, he resided in Charlevoix MI with a daughter, and then moved back to Ohio, where he is buried between his two wives in Kingsville. Looking for John's parentage. Found no Hyers (Hyres, Hyer) in the 1810 or 1820 Chautauqua County Federal census. contact . Cheryl Pollice: 1930 Galewood SW, WYoming : MI  49509  616-301-2858 July 2006
HOLCOMB(E) One of my ancestral lines, The Holcomb(e) family migrated to Ashtabula in the earl 1800s. I would like to locate a book entitled Early CT Holcombes in Ashtabula County, Ohio. I believe it was published in 2001.  Patricia Angeli, 1124 Dekalb Ave,  Atlanta, GA 30307 E_Mail: June 2006
FULLER WALLACE I am looking for any information on Clifford John Fuller. He married Catherine Adair Wallace somewhere around 1971-1972. They were Both from Ashtabula. Her mother was Joyce Adair Wallace. He is my biological father whom I've never met and would very much like to locate. He and my mother split before I was born in April of 1973. I was adopted at 3 mos old and my last name was changed to clizbe. I know he had at least one brother. And he is of Hungarian descent. If anyone at all has any information on him It would be so greatly appreciated for my mother will tell me nothing more than I have listed here. And because of medical reasons I really need to locate him. My mother is 53 so I would say he would be approx. the same age. Christopher Clizbe, 230 Longview Rd., Medina, Ohio 44256 E_Mail:  Telephone: 3304100937 June 2006
GRAY CHASE Seeking any information on my Gray family. John Gray D.26, Sept 1847 and his wife Charity (Chase) Gray D 16 Dec,1849 both in Ashtabula Ohio. would like any information on their children, who they were who they married and when they died. Mary Ann Strote 1711 Notre Dame Rd. Rockford Il 61103 815-654-3190 e-mail June 2006
CRUDELE BAFFA I am seeking information on descendants of Dominic & Rosalba Crudele who came from Isernia, Italy. They had 9 children-Amelia, Josephine, Mary, Jeanette, Frank, John, Anthony & Alfred. Also seeking information on Carmine & Mariantonia Baffa possibly from St Georges Albanese, Italy or St. Georges, Albania, came to USA in 1800's. Lynne Garbrick,  6707 Stone River Rd., #202 Bradenton  FL, 34203-7836 941-751-6686 June 2006
WOODWORTH Looking for Information about Ada Woodworth and Bessie Woodworth Mason both born in Williamsfield in early 1880's. Also any other information on Woodworth's in Wayne Township and Williamsfield would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim Woodworth 705 SE Olson Dr. Waukee  IA,  50263 E_Mail: Telephone: 515-987-1631 May 2006
WOOD I am looking for someone that can look up an obituary for me. The person I am looking Samuel Bromley Wood. He was born in about 1881 And died in Ashtabula Oct 15, 1951. If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Mike Peters, 2829 Lowell Ave., Springfield,  Illinois  62704 E_Mail:
Telephone: 217-523-4138
May 2006
STOW SEARLES I am researching the stow(e) family. Do you have any information on a Asahel ,Asael Stow , my Great great grand parents came from the Ashtabula area, Henery Harrison Stowe married Mary Elizabeth Searles. I do show in your census 1820 1840 you do show an A. Stow. This is the name of my great grand father, I have no other information on A. stow  LWS May 2006
STOWE DEWEY STOW Hello , I am researching my great grands father side of the family. His name is Henery Harrison Stowe, his mother was Statria Dewey Stowe. I cannot find a thing or any records on the where abouts of A .Stowe. I do show my great grand Statria Stowe marriage to Albert walker., Then hannah in Geauga , Ohio. I am looking for records that might lead me to his complete name. I think maybe Asahel Stow. May 2006
FORD I am seeking information on Raney Ford and Lester Hibbard. They were married in Ashtabula County, September 8, 1853. Bill  Howe,  4586 Wild Deer Trail,  Roscoe, IL  61073 May 2006
BLOOD Looking for info on John Blood who is bur'd in Ashtabula Co, OH. Lived there from early 1860's and died in 1892 in Kingsville. Had many relation living there also. Want date wife Caroline Blood died and other info available.  Marlene Norris,  P O Box 573, Heppner OR,  97836 E_Mail: Telephone: 541-989-8400 May 2006
HICKOK BRAZINGTON Seeking information about Nelson HICKOK, b. abt 1850 Married to Martha BRAZINGTON on 12 Sept 1883. Seeking his exact dates of birth, death, and any info on his parents. Tom Hickok, 4103 Bull Run Drive: Killeen, TX 76549:  254-258-218 May 2006
THOMPSON PORTER Looking for the relatives of WILLIAM M THOMPSON. He was born about 1840 in OHIO....he married an Amelia Porter . They had one child: Della E Thompson. They lived in the East Trumbull area. William died between 1882 and 1890, and Amelia and Della moved to Coldwater Michigan. Barb Coutts, 42250 SE Kleinsmith Rd., Sandy, OR,  97055E_Mail: Telephone: 503-637-6227 April 2006
WRIGHT Seeking information on Caleb and Sarah (or Sally) Wright. They were the parents of Lafayette Wright (a.k.a, Marquis de Lafayette Wright) who was born in Ashtabula County on Dec. 14 1840. Caleb Wright (the father) appears on the 1840 Ohio Federal Census. I am particularly interested in the mothers maiden name and where the parents were born (even a state would help). Other children born in Ohio were Alfred, Delia, William, Nathan (or Elnathan). They may have been from New York or New England. They moved from Ohio to Paris, Kenosha County Wisconsin by 1850.Steve RESAN 877 Redland Road Whitacre Va 22625 April 2006
ABBEY WILLIAMS Seeking info on Etta ABBEY. born in Warren Co PA in 1878 but lived most of her life in Ashtabula Ohio . Married George H. WILLIAMS mother of Ethel, Margaret, Maynard and Harriet. Joanne Chaperlo  330-725-3441,  6180 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH 44256 April 2006
BATES JOHNSON Vincent BATES looking for any information on him, he has a son named Ralph BATES born 1913 Williamsfield, Ohio married to a JOHNSON   Mark HOAG, 983 Ramsey Rd, Jacksonville, NC  28546   910-455-1186 April 2006
BROWN CARTER Seeking death info re my g-g-grtandmother, Sarah Ann Carter Brown, wife of Isaac Brown. Sarah Ann was born in 1840 in Venango Co, PA. She and Isaac migrated to Ashtabula Co. before 1880. Isaac died in 1904, and is buried in Evergreen Cem, Pierpont, from what I understand. They share a stone, but there is no date of death for Sarah Ann. Any help is appreciated. V.Winnie, P.O.Box 314, Hudson, NY 12534   dee3vee@verizon net April 2006
CAMPBELL FREEMAN I need to know the parents of Andrew J. Campbell b 1-3-1810 in Connecticut d 20 Dec. 1901 in Rock Creek, Ashtabula. His wife was Mary E. Freeman b 23 Aug 1814, d 18 Apr,1901 also in Rock Creek. They are buried in Union cemetery without markers. Son has Civil War marker on same plot. I need this info to join the DAR. Jean Bunch 27530- Rondell St., Agoura Hills, CA  91301:  Telephone: 818-991-1938 April 2006

Seeking information about Robert Moore who married Hannah Bean cir. 1820. Robert Moore died 1844 in Ashtabula Co. His wife, Hannah, moved to Wisconsin with family members. Edwin Bennett, 829 Sheridan,  Wilmette, IL  60091

March 2006
COOK HOLCOMB Seeking the parents of Carlos B. COOK, b. abt 1817, m. Abigail D. Holcomb, 17 June 1838, Hartsgrove Twp., Ashtabula Co. Oh.  Moved to Linn Co., Iowa about 1854/55. Need sources for this information.  Scott PRIOR, 1717 Park St. Hungtington, Beach, CA, 92648 March 2006

Official Death Cert Info: Ashtabula, Ohio - (David and Robert Brash are  brothers) Elizabeth (Whitehead)   Brash Born:  Jun 1864 Place: Woodstock, Canada Married to: David Brash Elizabeth - Death: At time a widow - Nov 1934, Ashtabula, Ohio David Brash Born: Jun 1864 Place: Plattsville, Ont Married  to: Elizabeth Whitehead  David - Death: Oct 1933, Ashtabula, Ohio Robert Brash Born: Feb 1869 Place: Plattsville, Canada Married: First to:  Francisca   (Frances) E. Elliott - Frances died 1913 - Ashtabula, Ohio. Second wife is  Mary E. Cook Robert -  Death: Mar 1933, Ashtabula, Ohio Robert is listed in  the 1910 Ohio Census as the “Uncle” of my Grandmother  “Margaret Harwood” and  her siblings:  Robert Roy Harwood, Walter Herrlich Harwood and Frances H. Harwood. Robert Brash may only be an uncle in "name" - as he was a business partner (in Cleveland, Ohio) of Margaret’s father Sheldon (Shelley) Harwood who was married to Lucy French. Lucy passed away in Ashtabula, 1898 -  Shelley in 1900 in Cleveland.  Both buried Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Margaret and her siblings would  all have been orphaned at time of 1910 Census  - when listed with Robert Brash in Ashtabula, Ohio. Ron Holley 1445 E. Gail Dr.Chandler, AZ 85225 480-786-9748

February 2006 Updated Sep 2012



I am searching for a family that I happened upon looking for Nahum Miller (possibly from Vermont?)(b.1786), according to the Ashtabula women website Nahum Miller's wife Esther McDonald (b.1787)is from Ashtabula and her father's name was James McDonald. Angela Bollard 3971 Zana Lane Magna, Utah 84044    (801)637-0478

February 2006

Seeking the parents of Abraham McCurdy b. June 9, 1781 d. April 7, 1856 Princton, Pa, Lawrence County. Wayne Miller, 1727 Webster Road, Jefferson  Ohio, 44047

February 2006
DAVISON PILMER BLAIR My name is Thelma Davison from Newcastle upon Tyne in England. I am trying to find any trace of 2 of my great aunts who emigrated to Ashtabula probably in the 1860' or 1870's. They were sisters who came from a small village in the Scottish borders called Paxton. They married 2 brothers with the surname Pilmer (their maiden name was Blair). So I am trying to trace any Pilmers' in the area.   8 Woodville Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK February 2006
NUTTING am seeking any information regarding my Great Grandfather Fred L. Nutting born in Geneva, Ohio approx. 1890.  Was living in Lazelle Wilmington, VT     January 2006
RAWDON HALL REAAUGH I am seeking the obituary or death notice of Frank C. and Abilene Rawdon Hall of Orwell, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Frank died in either 1945 or '46, and his widow died in either 1957 or '58. I need the exact dates for a family tree. Barbara Hall Reaugh, 220 E. Portersville Rd, Portersville,  PA 16051 January 2006
ABBEY HAYFIELD Seeking the parents of George Abbey born England April 23 1852.. George immigrated to Ashtabula as a small child . He lived there all his life owning and operating a gravel pit . Robert Abbey and Julia Hayfield are the parents  and both born in England about 1826.  Appreciate any  information on Robert, Julia and son George.  Robert is listed in the 1870 census in Ashtabula  but I loose him there.  Joanne Chaperlo 6180 Lafayette Rd Medina Ohio 44256  phone 330 725 3431  January 2006
ZEILE DITTERS BECK SCHWEIKART EGER Trying to establish the connection of the ZEILE family and the DITTERS, DIDLER, DIETER and the BECK, SCHWEIKART and EGER families of Ashtabula.  First of all, Gotthilf ZEILE was the executor of the will of a Valentine DITTLER.  George David ZEILE, Gotthilf's brother married an Anna Maria  DITTERS( born in Wuerttemburg, Germany  in 1827) in 1855.  In the grave yard, along with the ZEILE graves is a tombstone for Gottlob BECK.  From what I understand Valentine DITTLER married a Mary BECK. Does anyone have any connection with these families.  I am sure Valentine DITTLER and my Anna Maria DITTERS were related in some way? Perhaps siblings. The other graves of interest are those of Helen SCHWEIKART EGER and a Herman EGER. October 2005 Updated Sept. 2012

Searching for the Descendants of George Russell d. April 10, 1961 in North Kingsville. He had a son by the name of Louis who died before 1961. His wife Elizabeth McLaughlin also preceded him in death. George was the son of Warren Russell and Eva Giddings. He had 4 grandchildren survive him.  Donna Jewell Horvath 

October 2005 Updated  March 2010

Searching for information on Rita Rae Robinson-Stroud who lived in the Washington area on or around 1957-1965.Anyone with any information please contact me. Donald Stroud She had 5 children at that time.

October 2005
Looking to connect Rebecca Barber with her parents.  She was born Jan. 16, 1804 in Jefferson, Ohio.   She married William Wood who was born in NY. She is shown in the 1870 Census in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Her death was recorded Nov. 5, 1873 in Cuyahoga Falls.  Anyone working on this Barber family or William Wood's? Patsy Wood, (MN)
September 2005

Looking for information on the Daniel McDaniels family of Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Born 1804 New Hampshire. Is there anyone researching this family? I am looking to possibly tie in Nathan N. McDaniels born 1816 Vermont, possibly New Hampshire.. Was in and around Maccomb  County Michigan 1840-50. Have lots of family information on him from that point on.  If you may have any information on this family, or the name sounds familiar please e-mail me. Janet Clark

September 2005
TUOMALA LATVATALO Requesting information regarding Juho J. Tuomala b.1871 lohtaja, Finland. married to Elizabeth Tuomala b.1876 maiden name "Latvatalo" (daughter of  Heikki & Greta Latvatalo of Ylistaro Finland) I am seeking any info regarding a Marriage location dates etc and infor regarding their first born child a girl name Vieno"Vienna" Tuomala 1895-1905? They resided in Ashtabula Ohio. also if  juho's "John's" brother "Mathias" came with him. Possible date of arrival from Finland for Juho 1889. V.A. Tuomala 109 Wall St. Fort Bragg Calif. 95437 August 2005
FENTON WRIGHT HOOD Exchange information on Cora B (Wright) FENTON.  Born in Adams County, 1877.  Decendent of John Wright, John Page Hood, Nancy Jane Hood.  Brother in Dayton & Woodstock, OH.  Contact August 2005
FENTON  McFARLANDS Have information on Cora (Wright) Fenton.  Born 13 Dec, 1877 in Adams County.  Ancestry include John Wright, John Page Wright, Page & McFarlands of Southern Ohio.  Would like to share addition information.  Mark (Columbus, OH) August 2005

Seeking information on: Legomsky ... Abe and Mollie, owned Legomsky Market ... my uncle was a member of a fraternal organization. Fair ... Joe (auto  mechanic) and Marian, 2 children.  Melvyn, born in Cleveland, 1936 ... Marlene, born in Ashtabula General Hospital on August 28, 1938.  Then moved  to Cleveland. Marlene Fair-Fischer

August 2005
PRESTON Electa M PRESTON, wife of Col David PRESTON is buried at Austin Cemetery, Austinburg (Ashtabula County). Her gravestone indicates that she died Sept 29, 1845 in her 24th year.  LDS Family Search has listed the marriage between Electa M HOSKINS and David PRESTON on 19 Jan 1842, Ashtabula, Ohio. Is this the same Electa M HOSKINS, born 30 Dec 1827 to Noah HOSKINS and Olive HICKOK HOSKINS?  Why is David  PRESTON a Colonel? Two of Electa’s sisters (Eliza Ann & Cynthia) were married to my g-g-grandfather, Needham Young July 2005 Updated Sep 2012

Looking for a Jess D. Addair and wife Hattie Keen Addair or any living relatives that live in Ashtabula, Ohio or surrounding area. Jess should be about 70 and Hattie about 70, Hattie is the daughter of Alburt Keen from English, Wv. She would be the Neice of Lee Ander Keene from Tazewell County Va. We are trying to find a address or phone number so we contact her. Thank you Sandy or phone 276-963-0765

July 2005
Waid Warner
Looking for any information on Benjamin Waid, married Sabra Ann Warner, 1835.  Looking for Waid Family, Ashtabula Co., any  relation of Benjamin. BCorbett
July 2005
Sorting out Wilcox names from 1850-1954 Ohio, PA First some first names needed with dates to see if I can connect Larry Wilcox
July 2005
Trying to identify the parents of William and/or Daniel and  Polly BALDWIN William arrived in Salem (Conneaut) in about 1810 and married Nancy COFFIN in 1814.  They produced Caroline and Hosea Ballou Baldwin (Hosea in 1819).  Daniel arrived in 1800 (or 1801) and married Mary WITHROW.  Among their children were Anna, Amanda, Lydia, Daniel Jr., Diana,Cyrenius, Norman C., and William. William, the youngest was born in either 1825 or 1828. Polly married James MONTGOMERY in Schoharie NY in 1796 and arrived in Ashtabula County in 1798.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Already, five of us (BALDWINS) have gotten a DNA match which means we have common ancestors.  At least four  know that they are descended from Baldwins who arrived on the ship Martin in 1638.  Donn Devine is coordinating the BALDWIN DNA STUDY>  It is simple and relatively inexpensive.  We need more Baldwins to enter the study to fill in the missing links. Len Baldwin
July 2005
MOORE GIFFORD Looking for information on Benjamin Moore, b. unknown d. 1843 in Walworth Co. WI, married to a Hannah ? probably in Ohio. Children born in either Ashtabula Co. or Morgan Co. Ohio. William b. 1819 (he also came to WI), Sylvester b. 1820 and Talcutt Moore b. Oct 19, 1823. Talcutt married to Ruth Gifford in Delevan WI in 1847. I am looking for parents of Benjamin, and his wife's surname, and any other possible children. Benjamin's wife may have died in Ohio. Thanks so much. Vicki Hanson, 9026 Richfield Dr. Marshfield WI 54449, email June 2005
Searching for family of WILLIAM M. THOMPSON....born 1840.....married Amelia Porter in 1880, I believe and had Della E. Thompson in 1882.  I believe WILLIAM died between 1882 and 1890. This would be around the [ East ]  Trumbull area.  Barb Coutts,,42250 SE Kleinsmith Rd. Sandy OR 97055 
June  2005
WRISLEY Seeking cousins with surnames:  LUCE, CORBETT, & WRISLEY.   My mother is Nita Grace WRISLEY.  Her father was Kenneth Shirley WRISLEY. Kenneth, died June or  July of 1981.   Most of my maternal side of the family were of Ashtabula Co., OH.  I am  working on a health history along with the genealogy.   Dawn C. White - <> June 2005
CHAMPLIN COUTTES Seeking information on: Edith Isabelle Hare Champlin b. 1911 d. 1946 sisters Mary Otto and Ruby Hare Bush, Hugh Ross Champlin and w. Leifie Baird their children Ross Champlin, twins Lora and Dora and sister Susan. Edith married Ross Champlin and was also married to a Scottish man Couttes,  had  dau. who died at or during birth. Leifie Baird also had brothers. May 2005
I am looking for information on my 4th great grandfather Andrew Hoover b.~1800 d. 25 Oct 1877 in Espyvile, PA, married to an Eleanor Manning.  They  had at least one son named Eli Hoover b. 16 Aug 1835 married to an Adaline Lamphere.  Thanks in advance Kyle Hoover 
March 2005
seeking information  and children of  Chauncy D. Brown b 1843 d 27 Sept. 1889 Conneaut. He was m to Cecelia B. Linnell. They were divorced and she remarried June 1899 to my great grandfather, Ezra Shreve. They moved to Santa Cruz Co., CA by 1903. Flossie Braden  2900 Dodgeville Rd. Jefferson, OH 44047
March 2005
GRAY, Robert, wife Margaret nee Tuttle or Maloney, and Albert Henry (son)  Searching for obituary, burial information for them. Robert, born in Isle of Man about 1845, died ca. June 1923 - June 1926 in Painesville, but does not appear to be buried there. No record is found for his wife Margaret Tuttle or Maloney, born about 1852 in England, believed died between 1889 and 1900 in Lake or Ashtabula County. Albert Henry Gray was born abt Oct 8, 1889 or 1890 with twin sister Helen Ada in Lake or Asthabula counties.  Albert is believed to have died in Florida and later was removed to Lake or Ashtabula county for burial.  Location is unknown. 
23080 Comstock Ranch Rd.,  Sonora, CA Jeanne Nissen
March 2005
I am searching for information on the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren of Kelvin Hunter and Gertrude Green Hunter Jones.  I have Gertrude's obituary notice from August, 1966 which states that she was survived by her children Thomas L. Hunter  (Conneautville), Mrs. Glenn (Ezma) Warren (Conneaut), Mrs. Vera Russell (Erie, PA), Marjorie Hunter (Painsville), and Anna Belle Brown (Los Angeles).   The obituary states that she had 29 grand children, 64 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Judy Brown
March 2005
I am searching for any relatives of Orlandos Imbrogino.  He lived in Ashtabula.  I know he had 2 sons, Renaldo (died in Viet Nam in 1966), and David (my husband).  I believe he was born in Italy.  I don't know when he died.  He owned some gas stations in Ashtabula.  We think he had  other family members in Ashtabula.  Any help would be appreciated.  Judy Brown
March 2005
Seeking information on Ralph BEIGH, his wife; Barbara BEIGH and their son; Cecil BEIGH in the 1930 Census for Ashtabula County, Geneva. May have lived on North Ridge Rd. 
March 2005
Seeking information on Henry Wiitala and his family. Family information covers only persons who have passed away for a long time ago, have no information on  living generations. Henry Kaappo (Gabriel) Wiitala b. March 19th 1875 Alavus, Finland; d. March 21th 1950 Ashtabula, Ohio Spouse: Waava Adolfiina b. April 11th 1876 Peraseinajoki, Finland; d. ? Children: Erkki Lahja Wiitala, b. August 19th 1896 Alavus, Finland; d. ? Henry Alfred Wiitala, b. December 17th 1898 Alavus, Finland; d. ? Anna Lyydia Wiitala, b. June 8th 1901 Alavus, Finland; d. July 27th 1993 Ashtabula, Ohio. Husband: Michael Puchan  Aili Maria Wiitala, b. April 28th 1908 Alavus, Finland; d. ? Husband: John Mahoney. Moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Moved from Alavus, Finland to USA in 1912. First lived with family in Michigan, probably in Houghton area, and  worked in copper mines. From Michigan they moved to Ashtabula, Ohio in late 1920's.  Henry Wiitala Sr. had 8 grandchildren and 4 grandgrandchildren at the time he died - this information is mentioned in Henry's obituary from 1950. His last address was 75 of 2429 Harbor Av. marko.eriksson@kolumbus.f i
March 2005
Seeking information on  Joseph Stewart Lewis b:1818 Married Lucinda A. Havens on June 15th, 1845 Conneaut, Ohio. He was born in Yates, County NY. Enlisted in the fight against the Seminole Indians at Canadaguaria, NY 1839-1844. Lucinda and Joseph had one child in Ohio (Lorenzo). Later moved to Westville, Ind
March 2005

Seeking information on John and Eliza Ann ELLIS who came to Conneaut ca. 1840 from NY.  Also, their children William (b. 1834), Orson (b. 1836),

Mary (b. 1838), John (b. 1843), Julia (b. 1846) and Sarah (b. 1850) and their descendants.  I believe William married Maria Holmes and their

children are Hattie (b. 1858), Fannie (b. 1862), Minnie (b. 1866), William ( b. 1872) and Amy (b. 1875). Amy is my wife's great-grandmother

and  I have complete information about her husband and descendants. Jerome Wachholz

January 2005
Researching LOVETT ancestors in Geneva, Ohio during the period of 1850-1925.  Father Jabish (Jabez) Lovett, Mother, Nancy Lovett, son Aaron Lovett died Aug 23, 1877 at his father-in-law , W Bartholomew, Geneva, O, served in 7th Ohio in Civil War, Benjamin F Lovett, also a Civil War Veteran.  Benjamin is seen in the 1910 census under Newton Township, Trumbull, O wife Eleanor Lovett. Have extensive information on the ancestors of Jabez Lovett, willing to share. Hope to trace this family to modern day and learn as much as possible of any Lovett relatives. On of the Lovett daughters married a Mr. Herrick.  Dr. David LOVETT Jordan, 5 Lands End Rise, Pittsford, NY 14534  585-248-8679 
January 2005
STANCLIFF KING Searching for information on Grace STANCLIFF (nee KING) and her parents Clark & Mae KING. Grace was born abt. 1881 in Geneva and married Clarence Almer Stancliff in Lake County, OH 18 Aug. 1902. She died 12 May 1968 and is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneva. I have no information on her parents, Clark and Mae! I would love to have Mae's maiden name!   snail mail:  Lisa D. Rienerth  678 Marguerite Way  Brunswick, OH 44212 January 2005 Updated March 2010
GRISWOLD Searching for the parents DELANSON M. GRISWOLD (Sex: M) B. Dec. 8, 1828 POB: Tyrone, N. Y.? DOD May 18, 1872 POD Conneaut, Ohio For years he lived in Beaver Twp., Crawford Co. PA. December 2004 Updated March 2010
WRIGHT Searching for the parentage of Ann Griswold Wright,  b. Otsego Co. 1816?, d. 7/12/1870 in the South Ridge part of Conneaut. She  m. Ralph King Wright, b. 1810?, d. 7/12/1870 December 2004 Updated March 2010

Seeking information on descendants and location of Lewis Charles Allen-Born Aug. 12, 1877 in Ashtabula, Ohio.  (Father Sheldon W. Allen, Mother-Clara)

November 2004
GRANSTROM I´m searching for my husbands relatives who immigrated to US in the 1890´s. It  was a sailor called Jonas Efraim Granström, born 1870 in Delsbo, Sweden. He became a captain on the Big Lakes and was eventually last registrated 1930 living in Ashtabula. He called himself John E. Granstrom, had a wife   named Jeanie (Jessie), and had a son called Arvid, and son called Malcolm Do You know how to get in contact with living relatives if there are any? Anne- Marie Ygge - Sweden November 2004
Seeking information on the sister (Irene? BROWN) and/or second wife (Mary E. BROWN?) of MAX CLAYTON BROWN (b 7/29/1914 in Ashtabula d. 6/19/1968 in Prescott, AZ).  Max was the son of LLOYD E. BROWN (b 4/12/1893 in Padanaram, OH d 12/30/1946)  and MARGARET Y. EDDY (died 1917 while visiting relatives in PA).  Lisa Brown Munsick, 1200 Wilson Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15236
November 2004
FARGO SWANSON Seeking the parents of Ezekiel Fargo, b: 1751 New London, CT, d: 8 Aug 1835.(Wife's name was Temperance.) His son was Jason Fargo, b: 15 Aug 1790Sandisfield, Ma, d: 20 Sep 1861 Ashtabula, OH.  Michael Swanson, 1022 Lawnview Ct, Franklin, Tn 37064, November 2004 Updated March 2010

Seeking information on  STROUD, Mary, age 64 and STROUD,Jesse, age 17 in the 1870 census. Family stories state that; STROUD, Jesse, married and had a child and died leaving his widow and child before 1880.  He was crushed by a shed while moving it. Is there any way to prove this, who he married, child's name and his death?  Ellen Dial Day, Rt.2 Box 86B, Thompsonville, Ill. 62890  

November 2004
GRANSTROM Seeking information on John E Granstrom, born 1870 in Sweden. Sailor, emmigrated to the US in the end of the 1890's. Married 1896. Probably children 1898, 1902 and 1903. Living in Ashtabula from approximately 1910 to at least 1930. According to the legend he became a captain and sailed on the great lakes for many years. If he has any relatives, we are eager to get in contact with them as we will have a gathering for all relatives to Johns father next year. Gosta Granstrom  Professor Gösta Granström   Department of Otolaryngology  Head and Neck Surgery  Göteborg University  S-413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden  Office:  ENT-clinic  Sahlgrenska University Hospital   Green 9  Tel: +46-31-3421276  Fax: +46-31-416734 October 2004

Seeking information on Helen E. Barrett Gleason b. 1908 and d. 1935; husband  Milton E. Gleason of Painesville.  Both are buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Larry Charlesworth,

October 2004
HOLCOMB RUSSELL WRIGHT Seeking information on Austin Holcomb, b. 11/7/1822 OH or CT d. 5/25/1865. Austin, Elizabeth,  Flavius and Albert bur in Wayne  Center Cemetery.. m.  Elizabeth Russell 10/18/1844 Colebrook, OH had 4 children: Finetta Elizabeth, Flavius Reubin  d. 3/25/1865 - 17 years old, Albert Edwin d. 1859 - 9 years old, Charles Sumner b 6/3/1856 d. 9/23/1919m 9/16/86 Charlotte Way had  ch Paul b. 10/4/1888. Elizabeth's mother 's maiden name was CASE m. Rueben Russell b April 1789 son of Jonathan Russell and Abigail Wright. Elizabeth b. 3/20/1823. Kevin Meyer 6870 Parkridge Ct Colorado Springs, CO 80915  Paula Meyer (Holcomb) September 2004

Seeking information on John Stefan Medlen and Catharine Prasek Medlen, their children were frank, Robert and Mildred they lived in Harpersfield from about 1914 until around 1930.  before that they lived in Cleveland. John's father was Mathew Medlen, they immigrated from Egbell, Hungary in 1901.  Kelly Medlen Lloyd e-mail 

September 2004

Seeking information on Frank (born Oct. 26, 1862) and Alta (b. Feb. 20, 1874) CAMPBELL raised their family (Carl, Clyde, Clarence,  Carey, Essie, and Lois) in Ashtabula County. Seek maiden name, brothers and sisters, mother and father, and if they were from Ashtabula County. Paul Campbell, 8840 Canada Goose Ct/, Oak Harbor, OH. 43449

August 2004
Seeking information on the SNOW family,  in Ashtabula County 1816-1940, especially the one in Kingsville -- Artemas b. 1799; his son Amaziah b. 1823; and grandchildren -- Zemantha, Frank, Charles, William Henry, and Rosilla.  Artemas' brothers: Watson b. 1790, probably died young; Marvin b. 1796  settled in Cherry Valley and lived past 1880; and Blinn b. 1797, d. 1837 in Williamsfield.  Azro Snow also d. in Williamsfield.  We are not closely related  to the Snows in Austinburg...Carol Thomas Fox, 405 N Main St., Andover, OH 44003;
August 2004
TRUMAN Seeking information about the Truman Family of Ashtabula County or Lake County Ohio.  Susan Cole b. 1866 in Greece NY moved to Ohio and m. William Truman, had several sons - Stanley, William W., Fred and Samuel (Clege) b 1893. Appreciate anything of Truman. Susan Armstrong 7320 W. 265, N. Columbus, IN July 2004
Seeking parents and family of William A. THORNTON, born March 23, 1823, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. William A. THORNTON married a Malinda PERCARD November 26, 1854 in Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois. William was a stage driver for Frink and Walker from about 1850 to circa 1870. See  information on Thorntons in Ashtabula around the time period of 1820-1830.Joseph Morgan Ives, 11304-72 ave, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 0B6, 
June 2004
Seeking parents/siblings of Joel Robinson HARRIS, born 18 Feb. 1830 in Denmark, Ohio.  Married to Samantha Jane Hollingsworth born 25 Sept. 1832 in Pennsylvania, married on 13 Oct. 1853 in Denmark, Ohio.  Joel and Samantha's children are George Abner Harris b. 06 Feb. 1853, Zenas N. Harris  b. 03 Sept. 1854, Francis C. Harris b. 23 Feb. 1857.  All of these dates  are believed to be accurate.  The records from Ashtabula should show Joel's birth and marriage to Samantha and the birth of George.  Michael Harris
June 2004
BLACKMER BLACKMAN Seeking information for Elijah Blackmer/Blackman born abt 1782 and died in Plymouth, Ashtabula, Ohio 5 Nov 1832 at the age 56; and for his wife, Hannah ?, b. abt 1782 and died 1 Feb 1859. Both are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. (Also, seeking information for the son in law of the above:)  Frederick Bartlett married to Samantha Blackmer 16  Nov 1836 in Asht. Samantha died 23 May 1863 Plymouth, Asht., Ohio. There were two  children:  Franklin born abt 1846 and Camilla born abt 1852 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.  Contact: Gladys Shaw 3293 Edby Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99709.  Ph. 907-479-5589 or e-mail:  June 2004
Seeking names of  parents of Joseph Stewart LEWIS, born Italy, Yates County, NY, 02 Mar 1818.  In 1833, he moved with his parents to Ashtabula, OH.  In 1839, he enlisted  in the U. S. Army and served five years in the war against the Indians.  In 1845, he married Lucinda A. HAVENS of Ashtabula, OH.  In 1850, he moved to Westville, IN. Any information would be appreciated.  William A. Strong,
April 2004
Seek help researching these Finnish American families: My grandmother, Jenny Malvina Piispanen, came from Saarijarvi in 1903, age 14,  on the SS Majestic from Hanko to Ashtabula, Ohio. I've seen her passport info saying  that she had a note pinned to her coat with an Ashtabula address but the name was illegible. My grandfather, Urho Kauppila, came from the Ylistaro area several years prior to 1900 as I've found he attended Suomi College in Michigan in 1899. The Kauppila family name was changed to Gustason at some point and my grandfather was known in Ohio as Arthur Gustason. The family owned a small grocery on Liberty St. in Painesville. They had five children, Lina, Lillian, Irene, Mildred and Arthur.Jennifer Ripley  1304 S. Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, Florida 32301
March 2004

Seeking information Jeremiah Ruland. Census records from Conneaut Township in PA indicate he and his wife Amanda Palmer were living there in the 1860 and 1870 Census, b. approx 1811/13 or so in New York. Son of  Obadiah (according to Census records).  Have information from another person who shows Amanda as  daughter of Isaac and Mary Haskell  Palmer. Amanda b. 1826 in Hinchenbrook Huntington Co., Lower Canada,  d. July 10, 1903.  She m.d twice, first to a Horace Clark, second  to Jeremiah Ruland. Know that Myron married a Della Mae Spaulding, it is believed that Della was from Ashtabula.  Have solid connections back to Jeremiah and Amanda in Conneaut Twnshp, but am stuck there and am looking for any further information that may help my research.Tim Ruland  CISSP, CISM 

March 2004
CARPENTER Seeking information on the Carpenter family? My Wm T. Blakeslee m. Harriett Carpenter there, have copy of the m. form. Harriett Carpenter was b. Aug l0, l807 and d.  in IL Jan 30, l878. Please help find the Carpenter family that she came from. Gladys. March 2004
Seek info on family and descendants of Leonard Pierce and Theodosia (Smith) Pierce.  She died 1861 in Geneva. He died Madison 1834.  They had at least 5 children, 3 sons, 2 daughters. One daughter is Susan Jane married in Geneva in 1855.
March 2004 Updated March 2010
ODELL KIDDER CRANDALL Rsearching ODELL line in the area of Conneaut Township, Erie Co,Pa./ Conneaut, Ohio area. My ancestor was Riley Nathaniel ODELL, his wife was Searah Ann KIDDER. She may have been the daughter of Francis KIDDER. Riley and Sarah are listed in the 1850 and 1860 census in Conneaut Township, Erie Co., PA. Riley was born circa 1819 in Pennsylvania. Sarah was born circa 1827 also in PA. The children are: Francis Willard ODELL born 1848 in PA. Elizabeth M. ODELL born 1851 in PA. And Jane M. Odell born 1854 in PA. There may have been other children. Riley's parents may have been Nathaniel ODELL and Fannie  CRANDALL but I can't prove it yet. February 2004
I am researching Stanley Kellar, and Paul - Nellie Frydrych Families.  They resided in Rock Creek, OH.  Julie
February 2004
CARBONE Information on Antonio Carbone born 1869 Alvigaello, Italy wife Joanna Maura born 1868 Maigliano, Italy married in Italy Children known to be born in Ashtabula, Ohio are Joseph [Guiseppi] Carbone 10 April 1902 Parents listed as Antonio Carbone and Rosa Mongillo Should be antonio carbone  and Joanna Maura. Rosa may have been the midwife. Salvatore Carbone born 24 april 1897 Ashtabula parents listed as Antonio carbone @ Jennie Mauro [should read Joanna] also possibly Masi Carbone 17 July 1898  [ male ] toni carbone @ Jennie carbone and Elisabeth Carbone 28 april 1900 Antonio carbone @ Jennie carbone Believe these are all children of Antonio @Joanna Maura  Carbone. They returned to Italy when Joseph was small child and only Joseph and Salvatore returned to the US. There is belief that a girl child of theirs died in a fall into a wash pot of hot water and died. any information on this family would be appreciated. Thank you Yvonne Carbone 40 Clark ave. Amsterdam, NY12010  or maandpacarbone@   February 2004
Seeking information about parents and children of Hugh LAUGHLIN (Feb 1820 NY - 14 Nov 1870 Ashtabula Co, OH) and Julia Ann DAVIS LAUGHLIN (Sep 1817 NY - 23 Aug 1906 Saybrook, Ashtabula Co, OH). Both of Hugh's parents were born in PA but I don't  know their names or exactly where they were born. Julia was born in NY, but gain  I don't know where and I don't know her parents' names. Hugh and Julia LAUGHLIN had four children, Miranda, Mary, Malina (my great grandmother) and Oliver. I know something about each child except Mary; maybe she died as a child. Karin KNUTSEN, 258 Bentleyville Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022  
February 2004
Seeking information regarding the family of William B. FORD who was born in Maine about 1800 and died in Plymouth, Ashtabula, Ohio 25 Mar 1872.  His widow Caroline, and other "heirs" deeded property to Benj. LOVERIDGE in 1874.  These people include Julia (Juliett FORD)  WILLIAMS, wife of Joel WILLIAMS; Caroline (FORD) ATWATER, whom I believe to be William's daughter, and the widow of Sylvester ATWATER who died a few months previously in 1873; and my g g grandparents, Eli FORD and his wife Adelia.  I believe Eli was William's  nephew; according to Eli's death record his father's name was Robert, but I can't find him anywhere.  In 1870, Eli and Adelia were living with William  and Caroline FORD, as was Joel and Julia Williams (just who is she?)  I've also found a marriage record for a Mary Ann FORD and George  LOVERIDGE, but I don't know how they might be connected.  The 1850 census of Onondaga Co., NY lists Wm. and Caroline with children Maryann,  Susan, Jacob, Ira, Simeon, Caroline, and James, but I can find no trace of these children otherwise, except for Caroline.  Jacquie  BURT, 6583 S. Paintbrush Drive, West Jordan, UT 84084
February 2004
Searching parents of Cassius Willson b abt 1800 VT, died 2 May 1877 at Denmark, Ashtabula, OH.  Married Sarah/Sally Hall prob. 1821 in Massena, St. Lawrence Cty, NY. They had 8 children. He also married Maria Richards 10 Dec. 1859 and Nancy Ward 10 Apr. 1865. J K Clark
February 2004
Seeking information on Catharine Josephine Prasek, she married John Stefan Medlen in 1911, they lived in Harpersfield. Their children were Frank , Robert and Mildred. Any information would be greatly appreciated.     
February 2004
Seeking information on Arthur Morgan (b. 1834 Shropshire, England) and wife Catherine Theodore who immigrated to Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio in 1865. They may have had 9 children: Bridget, Edwin, Emma, George, Timothy, Arthur, John Frank, Martha Jane and Willie. Any one know anything about this family? Pamela Greenwood, 7310 East 33rd Street, Tulsa, Ok 74145 Tel: 918) 628-0506 e-mail:
January 2004
Looking for info on Hattie Rhodes Couch and Leonard Sylvester Couch, b. NY in 1852.  Would like to know burial site and any info. Patricia Brown  rd # 2 Pittsfield PA16340 e-mail
December 2003 Updated March 2010



Looking for the parents and children's vitals of John Shaw and Almira Beckwith who lived in Sheffield, Ashtabula, Ohio. He left the British army in Canada in 1812 and was one of the first, or first, settler in Sheffield township. He later married Almira Beckwith who came to with her family/or was living in that area.  Also, if possible, I would like to know which sources their ancestors' and descendants' information is in, so I may purchase the sources, if they are for sale. -Heather Hinckley, Montana.

December 2003
RISLEY DAVIS COUCH Seeking information on Walter Harry Davis, b. Feb. 6, 1893, m. 1917 Mildred Couch, one child Madeline Naomi David, adopted by Risley family in Conneaut OH in 1921 or 1922 at age 4 - at time of divorce.  In 1921 whereabouts unknown, was a RR worker.  Also seek info on a connection between Couch  and Risley family.  Risleys were 62 and 58 when Madeline was adopted.  Patricia Brown, RD 2, Pittsfield PA December 2003 Updated March 2010

Looking for information linking Luman Beach and Lydia Wright to their son Edwin.  Luman was born March 18, 1778 Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut and died December 29, 1837 Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.  Luman lived in Ashtabula Co. from about 1804 to 1834.  He was married to Lydia Wright born January 19, 1775 Winsted, Litchfield County,  Connecticut and died January 23, 1849 Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.  Edwin Beach was born about 1813 in Ashtabula Co. and died August 8, 1844 in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio according to the book “Wadsworth Memorial”.  Edwin married Diodemia Chapman in 1835 in Ashtabula Co.

December  2003
Seeking information on Irving Mann and Henrietta Scott who are the parents of Harry Scott Mann b 1/18/1889 in Ashtabula.  The records indicate that they were married in 1888.  Richard Mann 
December 2003 Updated March 2010
WOODWORTH JEWETT GIDDINGS JACKSON Seeking information on Amasa Woodworth m. Lucy Jewett 2 Dec 1817, Wayne Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH ch: Andrew m. Esther Giddings; Henry; Lucy m. Charles Andrew Jackson of Nelson, Windham, Portage Co., OH. November 2003
Seeking information on Stiles Ray Giddings b.April 14,1899 Ashtabula Co, Ohio Son of Ray Giddings and Anna Vogt. Stiles Married Velma Burr having 4 children: Robert, Anne, Shirley and Mary Lou. Also any information  on Ray Giddings Parents. Tami Emerson 2245 Greenridge Rd. Apt.704, North Charleston,SC 29406 
November 2003
I am seeking information on the families of my great great grandparents, Stephen Van Rensalier Kelley and Haromy Lovina Harvey.  They were married on 27 January 1838 at the Presbyterian Church in Conneaut, Ashtabula County OH.  Stephen was born in 1810 in Saratoga CO, New York and Harmony was born in June 1812, I THINK in OH. Joan R. Brown
October 2003
MATTESON MOORE ALDERMAN LAKE BELTON/BELDON Seeking information on Matteson family from Hartsgrove, Ashtabula Co., OH area.  Thomas Matteson Jr. b. 1789 NY, d. 1861 Nacogdoches Co, TX. He and his wife Sally b. ca 1787 in NY, d. 1862 Nacogdoches Co, TX, had 10 children.  Thomas and his father Thomas Sr. were JPs in Ashtabula Co.  Both moved to Hartsgrove from PA, bef 1830 and moved out by 1839.  Related family names: Moore, Alderman, Lake, Belton/Beldon.  Mark Matteson  938 Sconnelltown Rd West Chester, PA 19382 610-696-4136 October 2003 Updated March 2010
Great Grandfather died in Oregon story is that he was born in Wayne Cty about 1816 into a large family.  His parents died while he was young (anyway his father) and he was indentured to a man by the name of Priest who he ran away from. Married to a Cordelia Bratt in IA in 1840.  Would like to know his parents names  and siblings names. and where is parents were from and when they died. 
October 2003
SMITH MILLER Seeking father of E.F. (Elbert Ford) SMITH b 20 May 1873 Ashtabula County OH.  Father named Sam Smith; mother Nettie (Henrietta Frances) MILLER.  Did Sam own Smith's Art Gallery, Tyler's Block, Ashtabula OH? Connections to Erie Co PA, Michigan, New York State though family pictures.  Judy Smith Magons, Wadsworth OH.  September 2003
Albert J McIntyre and Ruth Snyder moved to Ashtabula Harbor from Pa around 1925.  They had children that were placed in  the Children's Home.  Albert, Elizabeth (Betty), and Luella McIntyre and Richard Snyder, Charles Craigmiles and  Dorothy Mansell.  Story has it that there is still another sibling  named Robert born after 1930.  Would like information on the Children's Home and Robert that was adopted as an infant.  Would also like adoption information on Dorothy. Linda Waguespack 5455 Deltona Blvd. Spring Hill, Florida 34606 
September 2003
Seeking information on the family of Samuel MILES and Marguerite/Margaret SMITH Miles who lived in Orwell, Ashtabula Co. OH in 1840.  Their daughter Juliette MILES was  listed in the 1850 Orwell, Ashtabula Census.  She apparently remained in OH when the rest of her siblings migrated to MI.   We are unable to locate Samuel and/or  Margaret Smith Miles after the 1840 Ashtabula Census. . Karen Albright, Merced CA
Seeking information on James WEIR, (possibly Death Certificate ?) found in the 1880 Census or RICHMOND, ASHTABULA, OHIO. Roll T9_992, Film 1254992 Page 576A, District 22, Image 0481. The age (circa 1798) and birth country (Scotland) are correct. He may be my GGG  Grandfather, last noted in the 1851 Census for Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, as a lead miner. The family, who I have not found any trace of since were, James  WEIR b circa 1795   Head  Lead Miner Ann WEIR b circa 1797.  Wife George Menzies WEIR   b 11 Sep 1834 Son  Lead Miner b Leadhills Robert McQueen WEIR   b 14 May 1836   Son  Stephen Gray WEIR b 15 Aug 1838   Son Menzies WEIR b 3  Mar 1840
September 2003
DORSET MILL:  Seeking any history of the Dorset Mill. My grandfather Newton Hathaway Lee built the Mill with a McIntosh.The family lived in Dorset and my  grandmother Minnie's parents lived in Andover, Richard and Emaline  (Munn) Robinson. David Lawrence Lee,
September 2003

Sylvester Buck, b 1804, of Conneaut, son of Ebenezer Buck and Ada Robinson,  married 20 Mar 1833 in Ashtabula County, Lydia S. Blanchard, b. abt 1813, of  Andover, daughter of John Blanchard, Jr. and Clarissa Ackley of Collins, Erie,  New York. Lydia was the sister of John F. Blanchard, Walter M. Blanchard, and  Clarissa Arvilla Blanchard Perry (who later married Samuel W. Anderson of  Conneaut), all of Andover. Sylvester and Lydia Buck are last found in the 1840   US Census of Conneaut with a son and two daughters. They have not been  identified in the 1850 US  Census. Where did they go? What are the names of  their children?

August 2003 Updated March 2010

Seeking the parents or descendents of Norman THOMPSON, born 1814 and married to Harriet Allen in 1836.  Their children  were Orson Samuel, Wilbur Fisk, James Morrison, Abishai, and Laura.  Norman lived in Ashtabula and is believed  to have died in Rock Creek. Jim Morrison at

August 2003

Seeking information on the residence address(es) of John H. Oakley and all of his family members who resided in Ashtabula, OH from about November 1881 to October 1893.  John H. Oakley was my paternal Great Grandfather.  His only daughter, Martha Oakley Brunner, was my paternal Grandmother.  John H, Oakley was the Acting Keeper of the Ashtabula Lighthouse from 11/01/1881 to 05/29/1882.  He was then appointed Keeper of the Ashtabula Lighthouse, and served in that capacity until his resignation on 10/06/1893.  He did not remain (for long?) in Ashtabula after his resignation; he relocated to the Cleveland (Shaker Heights) area at some  point of time after his resignation as Lighthouse Keeper.  John H. Oakley was a Civil War veteran.  He served in the Union Army, which he joined at age 18.  His name is inscribed on one of the marble tablets within the Soldiers and Sailors Monument located in downtown Cleveland. Rich Brunner 309 Yoakum Pkwy/#918 Alexandria, VA 22304 Tel: (703) 751-8463 Email:

August 2003

CLARK/KIMPTON:  Searching for information on a SARAH CLARK born in Harpersfield, Ohio Aug. 4, 1853.  She married Arthur Kimpton in Ashtabula in 1872.  I am specifically looking for names of her parents and siblings.  Charlotte Preston in San Diego

August 2003

Seeking information on the sons of Jeremiah Congdon:Laton and George.  They were born around 1868 and 1869 in the Cherry Valley area. Their father died in an accident in 1877  and their mother, Martha remarried in 1879 to a C. Wesley Hilliker.  Martha died in 1882.  The boys must have been raised by relatives.  I do know George ended up in Pentwater, MI in 1888, where  he married Matie Kane. Sharon Martin,

August 2003
STEIB STIEB MARR CLEVLEAND PAINES/PAYNE WHEERLER Seeking information about Carl Peck Cleveland (1878-1958) and Margaret "Maggie" Marr (1875-1966). lived in Sheffield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. a farmers. family names include Cleveland, Marr, Paine/Payne, Wheeler, Steib and Stieb. August 2003
PACE REGO PTOFANS Looking for info about Pace's, (italian), Rego's, (hungarian) and Ptofan's (also hungarian)...from Painsville and Ashtabula. believe the Stofans owned a farm in the 19th C or early 20th c in Ashtabula County.  August 2003
BURRILL/BURELL Seeking references to Burrill/Burrell family members residing in or passing through Ashtabula County in the approximate period 1800-1825. August 2003
ALDERMAN ALLEN Looking for info regarding family of Leighton Romaine  ALDERMAN, b. about 1830, m. Louise ALLEN, d. not sure! They had three children: Kenneth, Ida May and Allen. Looks like they moved to Iowa and S. Dakota somewhere along the line. He was a dentist according to the 1880 census. Greg Veneklasen, 1716 N. Edgemont St. #56, Los Angeles, CA 90027; July 2003
FENTON  NICHOLS Seeking information on Ambrose Fenton, died on September 27, 1856 in Windsor, Ohio, Ashtabula County. Born in 1784 on August 5th in Willington, CT. Married in 1810 to Betsey Ann Nichols. July 2003
SNYDER Seeking information on Rufus Snyder b, 22 Sep 1882, Northumberland Co, PA. Died 20 Aug 1930, Ashtabula Co, Ohio, buried Himmel's Church Cemetery, Rebuck, Northumberland Co, PA. Per family info was deaf and dumb and knew sign language.Why/how long was he in Ohio? Employment? Institutional training? Does he appear on census? Thanks! Nancy L. Boyer, 612 W Shamokin St, Trevorton PA 17881 June 2003
HAM STEWART DAVIS GLENN HOLMES Researching David Ham B:1826 in Kinderhook, New York and D:5/31/1891in Ashtabula. His wife, Louisa B:1827 in Bavaria and D: 1904 in Ashtabula (both buried Edgewood). They are the parents to Mary Agnes, Caroline, Charles, Frank and George Ham (Mary married Robert Stewart, Frank married Nellie Davis, Chas married Sarah Glenn and George married Eva Holmes). I believe that David Ham’s father was William H.(D:1881) and his father was James (D:1863) or Charles W.(D:1860) who are also buried at Edgewood Cemetery in the Ham family plot. I am most interested in establishing any maiden names on the spouses of David, William or James and birth places of those not born in Ashtabula as well as the relationships between all the Hams. Also interested in any links on spouses. Paul C. Stewart 703-548-6845 June 2003
GILBERT DICK Seeking information regarding two images found in an old book. One is an original drawing done by F. M. Gilbert on April 12, 1878 of the residence of M. G. Dick of Division St., Ashtabula, Ohio. The other a print made from this drawing. These are large format pieces measuring approximately 10" x 12" and are in excellent condition. The original drawing of the house has the following words written in pencil on the lower margin: "page 191 of History". The reverse says (also in pencil): "April 12, 1878 The within sketch made by F. M. Gilbert is satisfactory....M. G. Dick" (signature) I am trying to find out if this residence is still in existence and what the original/current  address might be as well as who owns it now. I feel that, if the house still stands, then the current owner might want these historical reference items. If the house is gone, then, perhaps, someone in Ashtabula might want  them for their historical value.  Mark Rotenberg 908-995-4595(NJ) June 2003
HEAGERTY Searching for information on Timothy HEAGERTY born in Oswego NY on Dec. 4, 1866 or 1867, son of Cornelius and Johanna HEAGERTY. They moved to Ashtabula in the harbor area and had two sons, Francis and Ralph. Timothy was a tug captain out of the Ashtabula harbor and received the Carnegie Hero Medal. May 2003
HUNTLEY GULICK TAYLOR I am looking for some information on a Mr. Huntley who married a Miriam Taylor around 1800-1806. After Mr. Huntley's early death, Mrs. Miriam (Taylor) Huntley married John Gulick around 1807. Also, would like information on Miriam's (Taylor) lineage. Beth Warner Perona May 2003
WILLIS Seeking burial location of Thomas Willis who is listed in "Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Ohio" (1929) as "Willis, Thomas (Richland Co.) In Plymouth, O. Dec 6, 1846, age 90 yr (Ref Ashtabula Sentinel)" He is  listed in the 1840 census as living in Plymouth, Ashtabula Co., so the Richland Co reference confuses me. Would the Maple Grove Cemetery near Plymouth (Ashtabula) be the logical cemetery to search? Were there others in the area that were active  in 1846?  Harriet Thompson May 2003 Updated March 2010
TAKALA WORTH Looking for info on Jacob Takala, b. abt 1867-70. First wife, "Lizzie". Lizzie died in 1913. Children: Jacob, Selma, Sanna, Senja, Maria/Mary (b. June 14, 1899) and George (b. abt 1901). Second wife, Hannah. Hannah had a daughter prior to this marriage named Hilda Worth. Jacob was a tenant farmer in Ashtabula Co, Willamsfield or Andover twp.  Emigrated from Finland about 1886-87. Denise McLoughlin May 2003


Searching for information on the parents of Ezra Lonzo Fowler, bn 1842, Lake County, Ohio. Ezra's father (estimated bn 1800/1812) was listed on census records as from New York, and Ezra's mother (estimated bn 1805/1811) was listed as "born at sea" coming from Scotland. Ezra enrolled in 105th Ohio for CW at Ashtabula, OH and later in 2nd Cavalry, NY for second hitch. Would sure like to know more about my Scottish GGGrandmother. Darline Fowler Smith 13297 East 131 St.Broken Arrow, OK 74011 April 2003 Updated March 2010
STARR Seeking information about the Starr surname from Ashtabula County and Morgan Township. Have a Silas Merton Starr and his father Orlando Comfort Starr. Brian Starr April 2003