William Michael Eddleman1

M, b. 22 March 1858, d. 1 April 1925
FatherEli Eddleman1 b. 21 Feb 1831, d. 1899
MotherMary Ann L Halterman1 b. 24 Sep 1829, d. 21 Sep 1910
     William Michael Eddleman was born on 22 March 1858 at Union County, Illinois.2 He was physician, Anna, Ill.1 He lived; Ill.1 He DEmocrat, Lutheran, S. Illinois Med. Assoc. - Perrin's History of Alexaner, Union, and Pulaski Countys, Ill.1 He died on 1 April 1925 at Anna, Union County, Illinois, at age 67.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Teague Family Tree.

John Edsall1

M, b. 1660, d. 1714
     John Edsall was born in 1660 at New Jersey.2 He married Charity Smith at Bergen Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, on 3 May 1691.2 John died in 1714 at Bergen County, New Jersey.2

Family

Charity Smith b. s 1670, d. bt 1727 - 1760

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/o/b/…

Charity Smith1

F, b. say 1670, d. between 1727 and 1760
     Charity Smith was born say 1670 at New Jersey.2 She married John Edsall at Bergen Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, on 3 May 1691.3 As of 3 May 1691,her married name was Edsall.3 She witnessed John Edsall's death at Bergen County, New Jersey, in 1714.3 Her married name was Ketcham.1 She married Philip Ketcham at Queens County, New York, on 2 December 1726.4,2 Charity Smith died between 1727 and 1760 at Suffolk County, New York.2

Family

John Edsall b. 1660, d. 1714

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, on line scanned pages from Colonial families of Long Island New YOrk, and Connecticut being the Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith by Herbert Furman Seversmth (Washington, DC: n.p., 1939), p. 1766 of 2581 Volume four Ketcham First Line, p 1717; scanned into Ancestry.com 2005.
  3. [S93] Family Tree Maker's Genealogy, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/o/b/…
  4. [S276] John M. Ketcham, July 2004; uploaded Sept 2000.

Belle Rolph1

F, b. 5 March 1862, d. 7 February 1922
FatherHenry Rolph1 b. 1833, d. bt 1875 - 1895
MotherEliza ?1 b. 1838, d. bt 1875 - 1895
     Belle Rolph was also known as Clara Belle Roff.2 Belle Rolph was also known as Belle C Roff.3 She (14 in 1875 MN state census.)1 She was born on 5 March 1862 at Pennsylvania.1,2 She died on 7 February 1922 at California at age 59.3,2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Clara Belle Roff Linder.
  3. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Bell C Roff.

Everett Eugene Edwards1

M, b. 2 January 1916
     Everett Eugene Edwards was born on 2 January 1916 at Piatt County, Illinois.1 He lived; Evansville, IN.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Hezekiah Deming1

M, b. 1680, d. 11 June 1747
FatherSgt. John Deming1 b. 9 Sep 1638, d. 23 Jan 1711/12
MotherMary Mygatt1 b. 1637, d. 4 Sep 1714
     Hezekiah Deming was born in 1680 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.2 He married Lois Wyard on 22 November 1700 at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.3 Hezekiah Deming was mentioned in the Land and Estate Transaction of John Deming and Joseph Deming on 16 February 1712 at Hartford County, Connecticut; "Feb 16 1712, shortly after his death, his sons John, Joseph, Jonathan and Hezekiah deed to each other, lands and other property possessed by each of them at the death of "our natural father Mr. John Deming."2 He made a will at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 10 June 1747.4 Hezekiah Deming died on 11 June 1747 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; "Hezekiah went to Farmington."2,3

Family

Lois Wyard b. 2 Aug 1682, d. 11 Jun 1747
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1219] Deming John desc 1904, online google books, 23/713 (p 10).
  3. [S1219] Deming John desc 1904, online google books, 32/713 (p 19).
  4. [S1219] Deming John desc 1904, online google books, 33/713 (p 20).

Elizabeth Edwards1

F, b. circa 1675, d. between 1725 and 1765
     Elizabeth Edwards was born circa 1675 at Hartford County, Connecticut; daughter of Richard Edwards and Elizabeth Tuttle.2 She married Jacob Deming at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 14 March 1694/95.3 As of 14 March 1694/95,her married name was Deming.2 She witnessed Jacob Deming's death at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, between 1704 and 1712. "died probably before 1712" Deming desc p 17
"Jacob Deming settled in Hartford, where the birth of his first child is recorded upon the town records. At the May session of the General Court at Hartford in 1698 he was granted a sum of money as compensation for personal damage. . .he disappears entirely from the Hartford Records after the year 1703, and it is probably that he move away or died about that time.".3 As of say 1718,her married name was Hinkley.4 Elizabeth Edwards married Jonathan Hinkley say 1718 at Hartford County, Connecticut.4 Elizabeth Edwards died between 1725 and 1765 at Rhode Island; "the will of her father, Richard Edwards, dated 14 Apr 1718 bequeaths ten pounds to each of his daughters, with the special provision that Elizabeth is to receive her portion at once, as she may need it for maintenance." Deming desc p. 18
also mentioned in will of her son Lemuel, who died 1724.5,6

Family 1

Jacob Deming b. 26 Aug 1670, d. bt 1704 - 1712
Children

Family 2

Jonathan Hinkley b. 15 Feb 1677, d. bt 1734 - 1767

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1219] Deming John desc 1904, online google books, p 17.
  3. [S1219] Deming John desc 1904, online google books, 30/713 (p 17).
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ufford-Bartlett Family Tree.
  5. [S1219] Deming John desc 1904, online google books, p 18.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Douglas-Guiot Tree.

Alexander Eggleston1

M, b. 2 October 1806, d. 2 September 1895
     Alexander Eggleston was born on 2 October 1806 at New York.1,2,3 He married Eunice Ketcham at New York on 1 December 1831.1 Alexander Eggleston lived; N.Y.1 He 'of Orleans County, N.Y., 1844.1' He died on 2 September 1895 at Kendall, Orleans County, New York, at age 88; Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Kendall, Orleans County NY.3

Family

Eunice Ketcham b. 20 Feb 1810, d. 16 Mar 1891

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Alexande Eggleston.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Alexander Eggleston.

Eunice Ketcham1

F, b. 20 February 1810, d. 16 March 1891
FatherWilliam Ketcham1 b. 12 May 1773, d. 5 Apr 1844
MotherAbigail Coon1 b. 3 Oct 1782, d. 11 Jul 1842
     Eunice Ketcham was born on 20 February 1810 at Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York.1,2 She married Alexander Eggleston at New York on 1 December 1831.1 Her married name was Eggleston.1 Eunice Ketcham lived; NY.1 She died on 16 March 1891 at Kendall, Orleans County, New York, at age 81; Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Kendall, Orleans County NY.1,2

Family

Alexander Eggleston b. 2 Oct 1806, d. 2 Sep 1895

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Eunice Ketchum Eggleston.

Minnie Rolph1

F, b. 20 April 1868, d. 1 August 1911
FatherHenry Rolph1 b. 1833, d. bt 1875 - 1895
MotherEliza ?1 b. 1838, d. bt 1875 - 1895
     Minnie Rolph was also known as Minnie Clementine Roff.2 She (7 in1875 MN state census.)1 She was born on 20 April 1868 at Minnesota.1,2 She died on 1 August 1911 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 43.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Minnie Clementine Roff Linder.

William Eichoff1

M, b. circa 1840, d. between 1886 and 1900
     William Eichoff was born circa 1840 at Germany; age 40 Germany 1880 census.2 He married Lovina Casper at Union County, Illinois, on 12 December 1860.1,3 He witnessed Lovina Casper's death at Illinois on 5 April 1863.1 William Eichoff married Mary Barnes on 6 December 1885 at Alexander County, Illinois.4 William Eichoff died between 1886 and 1900 at Alexander County, Illinois; Mary lists herself as widow both 1900 and 1910 census.5 He died on 25 December 1926 at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois.6,7

Family 1

Lovina Casper b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 5 Apr 1863

Family 2

Mary Barnes b. Feb 1846, d. bt 1911 - 1936

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, William Eichoff.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, William Eichoff in tghe Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mary Barnes in the Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  5. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Mary Eichhoff.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, US City Directories, 1822-1989 for William G Eichoff.
  7. [S700] IL Death Certificates Index 1916-1950, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/…

Lovina Casper1

F, b. 2 February 1840, d. 5 April 1863
FatherJacob Casper2 b. 15 Mar 1803, d. 11 Sep 1896
MotherElizabeth Eliza Mowery2 b. 9 Feb 1811, d. 12 Aug 1894
     Lovina Casper was also known as Catherine Lavina Casper.1 She was born on 2 February 1840 at Illinois.2 She was 1 child.2 Elizabeth, Charles, Susannah, Henry, Lovina, David, George and Elizabeth was listed as a household member living with Jacob Casper on the 1850 Census at West Part of, District No 2, Union County, Illinois; 603 603 Jacob Casper 47 male farmer 550 NC cannot read write; Eliza 39 female NC; Elizabeth 19 female NC; Charles 17 male farmer NC [next page] Susannah Casper 16 female NC; Henry 13 male NC attending school; Lovina 10 female IL attending school; John 8 male IL attending school; David 6 male IL attending school; George 4 male IL attending school [sic]; Ana 2 female IL.1 Elizabeth, Henry, Lovina, David and George was listed as a household member living with Jacob Casper in the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 1 West, Union County, Illinois; PO Dongola; 1718 Jacob Casper 55 male farmer 4000 1000 NC cannot read write; Eliza 47 female NC; Anna 25 female NC; Henry 23 male NC; Catherine 20 female IL; John 18 male IL attending school; David 16 male IL attending school; George 14 male IL attending school; Amy 12 female IL attending school; Adam 9 male IL attending school.3 She married William Eichoff at Union County, Illinois, on 12 December 1860.2,4 Her married name was Eichoff.2 Lovina Casper lived; Ill.2 Lovina died on 5 April 1863 at Illinois at age 23.2

Family

William Eichoff b. c 1840, d. bt 1886 - 1900

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Jacob Casper Age: 47 Estimated birth year: abt 1803 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois Page: 186 Roll: M432_130.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Jacob Casper Age in 1860: 55 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 1 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Dongola Roll: M653_231 Page: 881 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Jacob Casper.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, William Eichoff in tghe Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Willie Allen Elkins1

M, b. 11 January 1852, d. 26 January 1930
     Willie Allen Elkins was born on 11 January 1852 at Vienna, Johnson County, Illinois.1 He married Matilda Alice Lingle at Anna, Union County, Illinois, on 28 December 1880.1 Willie Allen Elkins died on 26 January 1930 at Buncombe, Johnson County, Illinois, at age 78; "Willis died 26 Jan 1930 in Buncombe, JOhnson Co IL, and was burid 28 Jan 1930 in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Buncombe, Johnson Co."1

Family

Matilda Alice Lingle b. 28 Jan 1857, d. 22 Dec 1930

Citations

  1. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 132.

Matilda Alice Lingle1

F, b. 28 January 1857, d. 22 December 1930
FatherAlexander Wilson Lingle1 b. 2 Jan 1810, d. 4 Aug 1893
MotherLeah Dillow1 b. 26 Jul 1816, d. 7 Mar 1898
     Matilda Alice Lingle was born on 28 January 1857 at Cobden, Union County, Illinois.2 She married Willie Allen Elkins at Anna, Union County, Illinois, on 28 December 1880.2 Her married name was Elkins.1 Matilda Alice Lingle died on 22 December 1930 at Buncombe, Johnson County, Illinois, at age 73; "On a cold winter night in December, a neighbor with a very ill child came to her, and grandmother ran a quarter of a mile in the cold night air for help. She took pneumonia and died from this, and was buried on Christmas Eve."2

Family

Willie Allen Elkins b. 11 Jan 1852, d. 26 Jan 1930

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 132.

Michael Dillow Jr.1

M, b. circa 1788, d. 19 February 1836
FatherMichael Dillow2 b. c 1755, d. c 1805
Motherwife ?2 b. s 1755, d. bt 1799 - 1801
     Michael Dillow Jr. was born circa 1788 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; The date is approximate, and would indicate that Michael was enumerated in the 1790 census. However, 'Michael Dillow orphan aged 14 years and 6 months bound to Paul Beaver to learn the trade of taylor. Master to comply with the law.' Minutes of the Rowan County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 5 February, 1805 -- this would indicate Michael was born in 1791.
"Michael Dillow Jr. was born about 1788 in Salisbury, Rowan County, NC." p. 69.1,3 Jacob and Michael was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Michael Dillow's household on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Michael Dillo 1 2 4 (1 male 16+, 2 males 16-, 4 females); on page 13 of 27, about 10 pages before his brother Jacob and father Michael. Michael would be the 1 male 16+, Jacob and Michael the males 16-, and wife Michael, daughters Mary, Catherine, and Susan as the 4 females.4 They witnessed Michael Dillow's death at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, circa 1805. "Michael died about 1805 in Salisbury, Rowan Co NC and was probably buried in the Lower Stone Reformed Church Cem. Salisbury, Rowan Co."
"Michael died sometime between 14 Jan 1801, when he sold his land, and 2 Feb 1805, when his sons Michael Jr age 14, described by the court as being an orphan and John, age 12, were bound out as apprentices".5 Michael Dillow Jr. was/were the ward(s) of John Miller on 9 August 1805 at Rowan County, North Carolina; "On 9 Aug 1805, John Miller was appointed guarian of John, his brother Michael, and sister Elizabeth, who is believed to have died young or failed to reach maturity."6 Michael Dillow Jr. 'Michael Dillow is the first North Carolina Dillow soldier for whom a military service record has been found. He served 6 months as a private in Captain Jacob Krider's Company of Infantry, 7 Regt. North Carolina Detached Militia , from February 1,1814 to July 31, 1814. Fort Jackson and Fort Hawkins are noted as places of encampment for the company. Michael was present at all muster roll calls except for that of July 16 to August 17, when he was absent, having 'advanced with Col. Pearson.' 'The pay roll record at time of discharge showed that the aggregate amount due Michael was $50.32. This included $8.00 per month salary for 6 months, $1.60 for travel of 120 miles to place of rendezvous and from place of discharge home, and 72 cents for subsistence during 6 days of travel.' 'The service record notes that Michael was from Rowan County. There is no physical description, no biographical data, and no further description of military activities. There is no record of Michael having applied for or received any pension.' -- Konrad Dillow.3 He married Rachel Cauble on 18 September 1815 at Rowan County, North Carolina; 'Dillow marriage bonds of record in Rowan County. .Michael Dillow. .Rachael Shuman. .Sep 18, 1815. .John Lentz [&] Jno Giles, Bondsman & Witness.' [Konrad Dillow], Descendants of Michael Hartman Dillow: A History of the North Carolina Dillow Line [n.p; n.d.]., p. 18.1 Michael Dillow Jr. mentioned Michael Dillow Jr. in a will on 8 March 1822 at Rowan County, North Carolina; "The composition of Michael's family came entirely from the last will and testament of his oldest son Jacob written on 8 Mar 1822. Jacob's will names his brothers and sisters as being Michael, John, Mary, Susan and Catherine. .The Jacob Dillow who purchased town property in Salisbury on August 31, 1809 made his will on March 8, 1822. "I, Jacob Dillow, of the town of Salisbury in Rowan County and State of NC (house carpenter) being of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make this my last will & testament as follows to wit-- I give to my wife Catherine Dillow all my estate real & personal during her life or widowhood but at her marriage or death, the whole of my estate to be sold, real & personal, and then to be divided as follows-- I will and bequeath one hundred dollars to Addison Allen Blackwell, son of Benjamin Blackwell--I give & bequeath to my sister Mary Dillow's two children Michael & Amy one hundred dollars and the balance of my estate to be divided equally between all my Brothers and Sisters (viz) Michael, John, Mary and Susan and Catherine. It is further my will that my wife have the use of all my Estate during her life or widowhood but is not to sell any of my real estate, nor make any unnecessary (sic) use of my personal estate but to live on it decently -- I also give & bequeath to Christy Blackwell, daughter of Benjamin Blackwell fifty dollars-- Lastly, I request my Executor to be hereafter mentioned to sell my tools on credit of three months -- I appoint my friend & factor Stephen S. Ferrand sole executor to this my last will & testament and do authorize & direct him to collect all debts due and owing to me, so soon after my death as possible and to pay all the just debts that I owe-- then my Executor to sell as much of my propery real and personal as will satisfy the debts-- and I do hereby authorize & request my Executor to Execute every part of this my last will & testament. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day March 1822-- Signed in the presence of Frank Earnhart (initialed) Jacob Dillow SEAL his x mark John Shuman (initialed).7 He lived in 1834 at Macon County, Illinois; Michael and Rachael Dillow moved their family to Macon (later Piatt) County, Illinois in late 1833 or early 1834. Leah and her husband returned to Union County in 1837 and reared their family there. The rest of the family remained in Piatt County.2 He died on 19 February 1836 at Willow Branch Township, Piatt County, Illinois; then Macon County
"Michael died 19 Feb 1836 probably in the Willow Branch Twp, Piatt Co IL."1,3 He 'It appears that the Dillows came to Union County in two or three groups, during the summers of 1817 and 1818. Michael Dillow (1790-1836), son of Michael Dillow who was MHD's eldest son, was the first to buy land in Union County. After his service in the War of 1812, Michael had married Rachael Shuman. On May 5, 1817 he sold to George Kessler 100 acres of land he had acquired on Dutch Creek, in Rowan County, for $200.00. This sale came nearly three months after Michael had bought (February 8, 1817) for $160.00, from the public domain, 80 acres located some two and a half miles west of the present town of Dongola (Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Ill). Organ Church records show that Michael, along with his brother John and sister Mary, took communion on Whitsunday, 1817. It seems this may have been a leave-taking occasion before Michael came to Union County in the summer of 1817. Apparently his wife Rachel stayed behind, for it was she who in August registered the deed for the transaction on May 5, according to court minutes.' -- Konrad Dillow.2

Family

Rachel Cauble b. s 1785, d. bt 1854 - 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S596] Linda Lamonte Knopke, July 2004; uploaded May 2004, sources available upon email request e-mail address.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 69.
  4. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census
    about Michael Dillo
    Name:
    Michael Dillo

    County:
    Rowan

    State:
    North Carolina.
  5. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 1.
  6. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 165.
  7. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, p. 2.

Rachel Cauble1

F, b. say 1785, d. between 1854 and 1875
     Rachel Cauble was born say 1785 at North Carolina; "She was probably born in Rowan Co NC. She was the daughter of Adam Cauble."2 She was 5 children; prev. married John Shuman, Jr.1 She married John Shuman on 24 September 1801 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 Her married name was Shuman.1 She witnessed an unknown person 's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, in February 1811.1 Rachel Cauble 'Item No. 3. Minutes of the Court of Please and Quarter Sessions, Feb. 5, 1811: Administration of the estate of John Shuman Jr. was granted to Paul Beaver and Rachael Shuman, who gave bond with John Shuman and Anthony Lingle. Comment: Rachael, wife of John Shuman, Jr., later married Michael Dillow, grandson of MHD and son of Michael Dillow, MHD's eldest son. Anthony and Margaret (Cauble) Lingle were the parents of Alexander W. Lingle, later husband of Leah, daughter of Rachael and Michael. . .After the death of John Dillow, his wife Susannah maintained the household for herself and unmarried children until her death in 1853.' [Konrad Dillow], Descendants of Michael Hartman Dillow: A History of the North Carolina Dillow Line [n.p; n.d.], p. 15. on 5 February 1811 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She married Michael Dillow Jr., son of Michael Dillow and wife ?, on 18 September 1815 at Rowan County, North Carolina; 'Dillow marriage bonds of record in Rowan County. .Michael Dillow. .Rachael Shuman. .Sep 18, 1815. .John Lentz [&] Jno Giles, Bondsman & Witness.' [Konrad Dillow], Descendants of Michael Hartman Dillow: A History of the North Carolina Dillow Line [n.p; n.d.]., p. 18.4 Her married name was Dillow.1 Rachel was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at on the east of Sangamon River, Piatt County, Illinois. Very odd; census says:
2125 2175 Sarah Dillo 40 female Ohio; Michael Dillo 20 male farmer OH. This is very probably the household, but where is Rachel? Who is Sarah? Why is Michael listed as born in Ohio?.5 She died between 1854 and 1875 at Willow Branch Township, Piatt County, Illinois; "Rachel died after 1853, prob in Willow Branch Cem., Willow Branch Twp, Piatt County. . .She was involved in transactions as late as 12 Feb 1853."2

Family 1

John Shuman b. c 1780, d. Feb 1811
Children

Family 2

Michael Dillow Jr. b. c 1788, d. 19 Feb 1836
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 69.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 > Rowan.
  4. [S596] Linda Lamonte Knopke, July 2004; uploaded May 2004, sources available upon email request e-mail address.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Michele Dill Age: 20 Estimated birth year: abt 1830 Birth place: Ohio Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): East Side of Sangamon, Piatt, Illinois.

Elijah A Ellis1,2

M, b. 16 April 1837, d. 4 June 1919
     Elijah A Ellis was born on 16 April 1837 at Hadley, Saratoga County, New York.2 He married Emily Rolph at Hadley, Saratoga County, New York, in 1860.1,2 Elijah A Ellis died on 4 June 1919 at Hadley, Saratoga County, New York, at age 82.2

Family

Emily Rolph b. 1843, d. 1912

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ingolia Family Tree.

Emily Rolph1

F, b. 1843, d. 1912
FatherBela Rolph1 b. 1814, d. bt 1861 - 1870
MotherCaroline Burk1 b. Mar 1822, d. bt 1901 - 1910
     Emily Rolph was born in 1843 at Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York.2 Caroline, Emily and Hannah was listed as a household member living with Bela Rolph on the 1850 Census at Edinburg, Saratoga County, New York; 58 60 Bela Ralph 36 male farmer 1000 NY cannot read/ write; Caroline 27 female NY; Emily 7 female NY attending school; Hannah 5 female NY attending school; Edgar Reynolds 15 male laborer NY attending school; Stephen Reynolds 75 male laborer NY.2 She married Elijah A Ellis at Hadley, Saratoga County, New York, in 1860.1,3 Her married name was Ellis.1 Emily Rolph lived; N.Y.1 She died in 1912 at Hadley, Saratoga County, New York.1

Family

Elijah A Ellis b. 16 Apr 1837, d. 4 Jun 1919

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Bela Ralph Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1814 Birth place: New York Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Edinburg, Saratoga, New York.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ingolia Family Tree.

James Ellis1

M, b. 1798, d. 1845
     James Ellis was born in 1798 at Tennessee.2 He married Leah Cruse, daughter of Henry C. Cruse and Susanna Cress, on 9 January 1823 at Marion County, Indiana.2 James Ellis died in 1845 at Marion County, Indiana.2

Family

Leah Cruse b. 2 Oct 1800, d. bt 1881 - 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 35/485.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, McClintick Family Tree.

Leah Cruse1

F, b. 2 October 1800, d. between 1881 and 1900
FatherHenry C. Cruse1 b. c 1774, d. c 1839
MotherSusanna Cress1 b. 16 Nov 1776, d. 11 May 1873
     Leah Cruse was born on 2 October 1800 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2,3 She lived between 1820 and 1850 at Indiana; 1820 cen, Deleware County, IN; 1850 cen Marion County, IN.1 As of 19 August 1821,her married name was Wilkins.3 She married Peter Wilkins at Daviess County, Indiana, on 19 August 1821.3 She witnessed Peter Wilkins's death at Daviess County, Indiana, say 1822.4 Leah Cruse married James Ellis on 9 January 1823 at Marion County, Indiana.3 As of 9 January 1823,her married name was Ellis.3 Leah Cruse died between 1881 and 1900 at Marion County, Indiana; mother living in household of Alfred Ellis 1880 census.5

Family 1

Peter Wilkins b. s 1796, d. s 1822

Family 2

James Ellis b. 1798, d. 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 15/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 35/485.
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, McClintick Family Tree.

Rodolphus Ellmes1

M, b. circa 1620
     Rodolphus Ellmes was born circa 1620 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1 He married Catherine Whitcomb, daughter of John Whitcomb and Frances Coggan, in 1644 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1 Rodolphus Ellmes lived; Scituate, 9 children.1

Family

Catherine Whitcomb b. c 1624

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Catherine Whitcomb1

F, b. circa 1624
FatherJohn Whitcomb1 b. c 1588, d. 24 Sep 1662
MotherFrances Coggan1 b. 24 Feb 1605, d. 17 May 1671
     Catherine Whitcomb was born circa 1624.1 She married Rodolphus Ellmes in 1644 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Ellmes.1

Family

Rodolphus Ellmes b. c 1620

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Colonel Richard Empey1,2

M, b. 5 July 1801, d. 15 February 1881
     Colonel Richard Empey was born on 5 July 1801 at Cambridge, Washington County, New York; "Col Richard Empey was the sixth child of the ten that were born to them [Anthony Empey and Margaret Livingston]; he was born July 5 1801, therefore was seven years old when his father came to Florence."3 He was born on 10 February 1805 at Camden, Oneida County, New York.1,4 He married Elmira Putnam at Camden, Oneida County, New York, in 1829.3 He married Elmira Putnam at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 4 July 1840.1,4 Colonel Richard Empey Both her husband and a son served in the late war - History of the Putnam Family in 1860.1 He died on 22 March 1879 at Camden, Oneida County, New York, at age 77.4 He died on 15 February 1881 at Camden, Oneida County, New York, at age 79; "Col Richard Empey died February 15 1881 aged 79 year."5

Family

Elmira Putnam b. 5 Jul 1803, d. 28 Mar 1887
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, HeatherDaniels.
  3. [S1680] Elizabeth T Pike, Camden History 1897, page 361.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, FamilyMaster2.
  5. [S1680] Elizabeth T Pike, Camden History 1897, page 363.
  6. [S1680] Elizabeth T Pike, Camden History 1897, page 362.

Elmira Putnam1

F, b. 5 July 1803, d. 28 March 1887
FatherCapt Daniel Putnam1 b. 27 Sep 1755, d. 21 Oct 1819
MotherKeziah Pollard1 b. 15 Feb 1765, d. 18 Mar 1830
     Elmira Putnam was born on 5 July 1803 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts; (VR; d Daniel & Keziah.)1,2 She lived; Mass.1 She married Colonel Richard Empey at Camden, Oneida County, New York, in 1829.3 As of 1829,her married name was Empey.3 She married Colonel Richard Empey at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 4 July 1840.1,2 Elmira Putnam died on 16 June 1882 at Camden, Oneida County, New York, at age 78.2 She died on 28 March 1887 at Camden, Oneida County, New York, at age 83; "His wife died March 28 1887 aged 83 years."4

Family

Colonel Richard Empey b. 5 Jul 1801, d. 15 Feb 1881
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, FamilyMaster2.
  3. [S1680] Elizabeth T Pike, Camden History 1897, page 361.
  4. [S1680] Elizabeth T Pike, Camden History 1897, page 363.
  5. [S1680] Elizabeth T Pike, Camden History 1897, page 362.

Fabian Engel1,2

M, b. 4 July 1885, d. between 1941 and 1975
     Fabian Engel was born on 4 July 1885 at Illinois.1,2,3,4 He married Lola Edith Hazel at Indiana in 1909.1 Fabian Engel was had a ready-to-wear store in Omaha, NE, and is a successful business man Wright Gen p 43 in 1935 at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.1 He died between 1941 and 1975 at Iowa.5

Family

Lola Edith Hazel b. 28 Nov 1886, d. Sep 1971

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fabian Engel in the 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fabian Engel in the 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Fabian Engel in the United States World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  5. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Lola Edith Hazel1,2

F, b. 28 November 1886, d. September 1971
FatherWilliam Andrew Hazel1 b. 9 Jan 1855, d. 20 Mar 1946
MotherLaura A. Wright1 b. 5 Sep 1858, d. 26 Jan 1928
     Lola Edith Hazel was born on 29 October 1883 at Monroe County, Indiana.3 She was No children.1 She was born on 28 November 1886 at Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana; Father W C Hazel
Mother Laura Wright.2 She married Fabian Engel at Indiana in 1909.1 As of 1909,her married name was Engel.1 Lola Edith Hazel died in September 1971 at Florida at age 84.2

Family

Fabian Engel b. 4 Jul 1885, d. bt 1941 - 1975

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lolah Edith Engel in the US Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hazel Family Tree.

John Sears1

M, b. say 1720, d. between 1807 and 1809
     John Sears was also known as Johann George Zaher.2 He was born circa 1710 at Switzerland; 1786 tax North Carolina General Assembly placed a maximum tax age of 60 on free polls, freeing a John Sears from paying poll tax. From this tax we know that Johannes Zaher was born before 1726.3 John Sears was also known as Johannes Zaher. He lived; Switzerland, Lancaster County, PA (1740), NC.1 He was born say 1720 at Switzerland; Although most sources have birth 1710 or 1715, I think he was born around 1720, since he died in about 1809, and was active to 1807 -- more likely a little younger than in his 90's. Gary Rolph Feb 2014.4 He married first wife ? circa 1740 at Pennsylvania.4 Who are Johannes Zaher Children?
by Pamela Stage

The following is an excerpt of a document from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky courthouse Book 14 pages 69 to 74 it states that John Sears deceased has the following children: "Christian Sears- Shults & Barbara his wife late Sears, William Imbler & Francis his wife late Sears, Peevler & Esther his wife late Sears, Martin & Elizabeth his wife late Sears, Grigsby & Mary his wife late Sears, Jacob Harmon and Catherine his wife late Sears, White & Susan his wife late Sears, Samuel Sears, Daniel Sears, & Jacob Sears heirs & representatives of John Sears deceased are defendants."
Another story was show to me in 2006 written by George Hastings Sears from information his father supplied about the Sears Family. George's father was John Michael Sears from Nicholas County, Kentucky, his father Michael Alexander Sears and his father was John Sears (1749).
These two excerpts from story written by George Hasting Sears help build the family because they talk of half brothers and full sisters.
"My Great Grandfather John Sears?. was born in 1749 or 1750 the next years after they came to America he had one brother born in Switzerland named Christian, who lived and died near Louisville, Ky."
"Our Great Grandfather John Sears had three half brothers Jacob, Samuel and Daniel. Jacob moved to Vermillion Co. Ind. Samuel and Daniel moved to Ill. Great Grandfather had two sisters Barbara and the other name forgotten "
There are two people missing if we go by the George Hasting Story and Muhlenberg Deed court combined following this paragraph. One is a sister we do not know her name and the other is John Sears (1749). There are many documents and dealings of the family over the years to establish him and also stories. There is however one document that lists him as John Jr. From book "Rowan County, NC Vacant Land Entries, 1778-1789" by Robert Enochs pg 173
"#2406 Peter Shlagle 125 A. on waters of Hamby's Crk, adj William Embler, Henry Stagnor, & Samuel Baker, including his improoment. Made over to Edward Harris, by him to John Sears, Junr."3 He witnessed first wife ?'s death at York County, Pennsylvania, say 1758. Based on marriage 1759 to second wife..4 John Sears married Barbara Miller circa 1760 at Rowan County, North Carolina.5 John Sears Could this be the John Seares in this note from The Heritage of Rowan County, 'From the Pickler File' No. L148 'Feb 12, 1780 'Ordered that Ralph Pickett of Hopewell District, Be released from a 4 fold tax to a single tax -- and that Nicholas Leatherman, John Seares, and Ztian Leathermann, Dunkers in the same District, be released from a 12 fold tax to a 3 f old tax' & c.' The Sears Family History, by ? [maybe Dinkins] (Rowan Pub Library Local History Room Vertical File under Sears) Maybe Moravian? First settled in Moravian comm of Euphrata, PA. Anglicized name is John Sears, and moved to Yadkin Valley in Rowan County NC. 2 sons John, Jr. and Christian. John Jr served in Rev War. Family Group Sheet also in Rowan Pub Library Local History Room Vertical File under Sears lists 1710 b fr Adamson Source Book. Wright Family Genealolgy says lived Ephrata for a while, then to Yadkin Valey where he died. Came to Am 1740 as rel refugee.1 He was Dunker Church.1 He was taxed From Special Publication Number 5 Oct 1978 An Alphabetical Listing of the Assessed Inhabitants of York Pennsylvania for 1762 compiled + published by ?The South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society PO Box 1824 York PA 17405

Pe=town of Paradise Mm=town of Mannheim

John Kear mm
Christian Kear mm
Caspar Rowland pe
John Zear mm pg 18 in 1762 at York County, Pennsylvania.3 He was deed in 1768 at Frederick County, Maryland; Frederick Co., MD
Liber L Folio 570-572

At the request of John Zear the following lease was recorded Nov 17th 1768. To wit This indenture made this fifteenth day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight between Alexander Thomas Hawkins of Prince George County in the Province of Maryland Party of the one part and John Zear of Frederick County in the Province of aforesaid farmer of the other part witnesseth that the sd Alexander Thomas Hawkins for and in consideration of the rents covenants & agreements hereinafter and in about paid is done and purposed by the said John Zear his exec. Adm & assigns hath devised leased and to farm and by the presents doth devise lease and to ? unto the said John Zear his exec. Adm & assigns all that part or parcel of land being part of tract of land called Hawkins & Merry Reep a Day situate lying and being in the county aforesaid Beginning at the East of fifty perches on the ninety first line of said Hawkins & Merry Reep a day, and running thence six seventy is a east fifty perches north twenty five degrees east sixty perches north thirty three degrees south twenty perches north fifty two degrees east twenty perches to a box white oak then north seventy three degrees east for twenty six? Twenty nine degrees East Eighty perches south forty seven degrees west sixty perches south forty eight degrees east fifty. Three perches south eighty one degrees East forty four perches to a south corner of John and Larch taken up by John Host? South seventeen perches south thirty one degrees east twelve perches south eighty four degrees west sixty two perches south ten degrees west forty perches south eighty four degrees and an half degree west two hundred and forty eight perches to the east of one hundred and seventy six perches on the third line of Andrew Rotrock part of said land then by a straight line to place of beginning containing and now laid out for two hundred acres of land more or less. To have and to hold the lands and premises hereby granted or meant or intended to be unto the said John Zear his exec adm & assigns for and during the several and respective lives of the said John Zear Barbara Zear wife of the said John Zear & Christian Zear son of the said John and Barbara Zear yielding and paying therefore unto the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs & assigns the annual rent or sum of six pounds current money dollars at seven shillings sixpence each for year to be paid in manner and form following that is to say the first year rent to be paid ? upon the fifteenth day of May which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one and the said sum of six pounds current money as a forward to be paid on every fifteenth day of May yearly and ? year therefore during the continuance of the present demise and the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins for himself his heirs his heirs exec adm & assigns doth hereby convent promise grant and agree band with the said John Zear his execor adm & assigns by these presents in manner and form following that to say that the said John Zear his exec adm & assigns paying the rents and performing the laminants and agreements precise contained and on his and their parts and behalf to be paid done observed performed and kept shall and may peaceably quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the lands and premises hereby devised be contented to be for and during the term hereby granted and the said John Zear for himself his exec adm & assigns doth ? promise and agree to and with the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs & assigns by their presents in witness be and form following of that is to say that he the said John Zear his exec adm & assigns shall and will well and truly pay or come to be paid unto the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs & assigns. The yearly rent of six pounds current money as a aforesaid at and upon the day and times herein before appointed for the payment thereof and shall who pay the ? rents of the said premises from the fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight for and during the term hereby granted and also that he the said John Zear his exec adm & assigns shall within the pace of three years from the date of this presents, plant one hundred and fifty apple trees upon the said demised premises and further that he the said John Zear his exec adm & assigns shall not at any time during the continuance of the term hereby demised clear above or more than one hundred and twenty acres of the said demised premises neither shall he or they sell or waste any of the timber growing on the said demise premises provided always nevertheless and the true intent and meaning of these presents and the parties hereto is that of the said yearly rent of six pounds shall remain unpaid for the space of three year after that of the first years rent during the continuance of the term hereby demised or if the said John Zear his exec adm or assigns shall sell or dispose of his or their term in the said demised premised or absent himself or themselves from the said premises so as not to be heard of for the space of seven years during the continuance of the demise, that then and from thenceforth the present indenture of demise shall be ? void and of none effect as of the same had never been made and then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs and assigns to enter into and upon the said demised premises and the same to have again repossese and enjoy as in his or their former estate any thing herein before mentioned or contained to the contrary thereof in any wise not standing In Witness whereof the said Alexander Thomas as ? hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us John Cooke, George Gantt (seal statement) Alexander Thomas Hawkins (signature & seal)

On the Back which lease was the following indorsemens To Wit

Prince Georges County for Septmeber 9th 1768 Then Alexander Thomas Hawksins acknowledged the within settlement of writing to be his act and deed and deed according to the true intent and meaning of the within lease of the act of family in such was mad and provide.. John Cooke Geo Gantt

Prince Georges County for Hereby certife that John Cooke and George Gantt gentleman before whom the above acknowledgment and taken were at the time of taking the same and still are two of his lordships the right honorable, the lords proprietary his justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid duly authorized and assigned and that to all acknowledgements by them So taken and signed due faith and estate is and ought to be given as within justice court at --

In Testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Publick seal of the county aforesaid. This tenth day of September Anno Domine 1768

Thos Jim Lee Clerk of Prince George County.3
Warrant Register, (from PA Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives, PA State Archives).

No. of Warrant Warrantee Desc. of Warrant Quantity Warrant Location Date of Warrant 2 Zehr, John Survey 300 On Mahantango Crk 21 Oct 1772 Date of Return (Released) in 1772 at Pennsylvania.3 He bought land Patent Index A-AA Series, 1684-1781 (from the PA Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives, PA State Archives)

AA-No. 12, Oct 1770-Aug 1776

Patent Date page Patentee Quantity Warrantee Date County 21 April 1773

214 Zehr, John 300 Deed to 21 Oct 1772 Northumberland George Miller in 1773 at Pennsylvania.3 He sold land Liber U Folio 78-81

At the request of Alexander Thomas Hawkins the following lease was recorded November 3rd 1773

This indenture made this first day of November. In the year seventeen Hundred and seventy three between John Zear of Frederick county in Maryland of the one part and Alexander Thomas Hawkins of Prince Georges County in Maryland of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Zear for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds current money to him in hand paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said John Zear doth hereby acknowledged and there from or quit and discharge the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs & Exec. Administrative and assigns and every of them by these presents hath given granted bargained sold aliened released removed confirmed and surrendered and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien release remove confirm surrender and recovery unto him the and Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs and assigns all that part or parcel of land being part of a tract of land called Hawkinses Merry Peep a Day situate lying and being in Frederick County aforesaid Beginning at their end of fifty perches on the ninety first line of Hawkins Merry Peep a Day and runing thence South Seventy Three Degrees East fifty perches North twenty five degrees East Sixty perches North thirty three degrees West twenty perches North fifty one degrees east twenty perches to a roped white oak then North seventy three degrees East forty perches South twenty nine degrees East Eighty Perches South forty seven Degrees West Sixty Perches South forty Eight Degrees East forty four perches south eighty one degrees East forty four perches to a south course of John and Sarah Taker up by John Ha? then South seventeen perches south thirty one degrees East twelve five South Eighty four degrees West sixty six perches south in degrees West forty perches South eighty four degrees and a half degree West ? hundred and forty eight perches to the end of the hundred and seventy six perches on the third line of Andrew Rotrocks part of said land then by a straight line to the place of Beginning containing and out for two hundred acres of land more or less being the same parcel of land which was heretofore in or about the fifteenth day of May seventeen hundred and sixty eight leased demised by the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins to the said John Zear his Exec Adm and assigns for and during the leases of the said John Zear and Barbara Zear and Christian Zear together with all and singular the houses edifices buildings gardens ways waters water courses commodetion privileges and advantages premises and appurtences to the same parcel of land belonging or appurtaining and also all the right title and estate of the said John Zear of in and to the name and of in and to Every part and parcel thereof To have and to Hold the said parcel of land hereby bargained sold released and surrendered and every part and parcel thereof and for ? with the appurtenances to him the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs and assigns for ever In witness whereof the party's to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.

signed sealed and delivered --- John Zear

In the presence of us

Charles Jones

Andrew Hugh

Received on the day and year first within written of and from the within named Alexander Thomas Hawkins the sum of sixty pounds current money being the consideration money within mentioned to be by him paid to me --- John Zear

Witness Charles Jones

Andrew Hugh

On the first day of November in te year seventeen hundred and seventy three came the within named John Zear before us the subscribers two of his lordships justices of the peace for Frederick county and acknowledged the within instrument of writing to be his act and

Deed and the land and premises therein mentioned to be the right and estate of the within named Alexander Thomas Hawkins his heirs and assigns according to the true interest and meaning of the name writing and the act of assembly in such case made and provided acknowledged before us

Charles Jones

Andrew Hugh in 1773 at Frederick County, Maryland.3 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, say 1789. Bef 1790 North Carolina 
Descendants of her daughter Esther tell a story that her mother was killed when a tree fell on her while hanging out the wash. She is not in 1790 census so assume she died before this time. Same story says Esther and her father went to Kentucky.

In the 1790 census we have no Johannes Zaher or second John Sears. It is my thought this is because Johannes is living with his son Christian to help take care of his children since his wife had died.
Descendants of her daughter Esther tell a story that her mother was killed when a tree fell on her while hanging out the wash. She is not in 1790 census so assume she died before this time. Same story says Esther and her father went to Kentucky.

In the 17Bef 1790 North Carolina 
Descendants of her daughter Esther tell a story that her mother was killed when a tree fell on her while hanging out the wash. She is not in 1790 census so assume she died before this time. Same story says Esther and her father went to Kentucky.

In the 1790 census we have no Johannes Zaher or second John Sears. It is my thought this is because Johannes is living with his son Christian to help take care of his children since his wife had died.
Descendants of her daughter Esther tell[4].3 He bought land Deed Book 13 pg 108 Abstract 1843 pg 87 George Koons to John Sears for 90 "One hundred & twelve acres & five chains" on Reedy Crk adj James Chaney and James White; which was part of a 450 A patent date 9 Aug 1787 + no. 1498.Wit (?), Ack at Ct 9 Feb 1793Dec 1791 Book Abstracts of Deed Book 15-19 of Rowan County North Carolina 1797-1807 by James W. Kluttz Deed Book 13 (db pg 108) book pg 871843. p. 108. ... Dec 1791. #29 This indenture made this day of decr. in the year of our lord 1791 between George Koons of the County of Rowan & state of NC Carolina of the one part, and John Sears of the County & state aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that for & inconsideration of ninety pounds current money of said state to the said George Koons in hand paid by the said John Sears at & before the seeling & delivery of these presents (The receipt & payment Whereof is hereby acknowledged ) Hath granted bargarined sold aliened & enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff convey & confirm unto the said John Sears his heirs and Assigns for ever a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred & twelve acres & five chains it being part of a tract of four hundred & fifty acres land situate lying & being on the waters of Reedy creek & in the county and state aforesaid & granted to him the said George Koons by pattent bearing date August the 9th 1787,--- & of the No. 1498, and bounded as follows (to wit) Begining at a post oak five chains west from James Chaneys corner runing thence East part along chanys line fifty chains to a Hicory thence south twenty two chains and fifty links to hickory grub Jas Whites corner thence along his line west fifty chains to a hicory crub thence North to the begining containing one hundred & twelve acres & five chains with the appurtinances situate lying & being as aforesaid with their & every of their rights members or appurtiances whatsoever & the reversion & reversions remainder & remainders of all & singular the said lands tenements & Premises hereby granted or intended to be granted & of every part or parcel thereof and all rents issues services services and profits to them or any part of parcel of them or any of them incident belonging or appertaining and also every the estate & estates Rights titles claims interstate & demands whatsoever of him the said George Koons into or out of the said tenements hereditaments & premises whatsoever hereby granted or intended to be granted or any of the or any part or parcel of them to have & to hold the lands tenements he reditaments & premises hereby granted with their appurtinances to the said John Sears his heirs & assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said John Sears his heirs & assigns forever & the said George Koons for himself his heirs exers admrs doth hereby promise covenant & agree that he the said George Koons his heirs exers admrs Shall & will at all times warrant & for ever defend the said premises to the said John Sears his heirs & assigns against all lawful claims & demand whatsoever, Whereby the said premises might or may be affected or incumbred contrary-- to the true & meaning of these presents: In Witness whereof the said George Koons hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day & year first above written Signed Sealed and delivered ?? Stephen Farley and George Koons (seal) in the presence of State of N. Carolina. Rowan County. Ss. I do hereby certify that the within was duly acknowledged in open court by George Kontz & also recorded certified by me this 9th day of Feby 1793 Ad. Osborn C C. in 1791 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 Rowan Co., NC Book 13, page 802 John Sears, a blacksmith, lets Christian Sears both of Rowan Co., NC have 152 acres on Hamby creek next William Embler for 25 pds, witnessed by Adam Conrad and Moses Spiva and proved by latter in Nov. 1794 in 1794 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 He was taxed John Sears (Johannes Zaher ) in Muhlenberg Tax 3 Apr 1801 Not Chargable (this is probably due to age) in 1801 at Muhlenburg County, Kentucky.3 Muhlenberg CO KY, Land Claims photocopied by Gayle R. Carver Indexed by Brenda Collier Doss V1 1801-1806 pg 94-95

John Sears entered four hundred acres of land and his certificate 338 granted by the county court of Muhlenberg at their September term 1802 and located as follows To Wit on the waters of Green River Beginning at a beech corner of Philip Graves two hundred and survey runing thence with the said line S50 W 126 poles to a beech Graves corner thence 127 W 4 poles to a hickory Hams corner then with said Hams line N70 E 88 poles to a beech Hams corner thence with said ine S20 E 204 poles to an ash and gum thence S75 E 32 poles to a whiteoak thence N75 E 120 poles to a beech and sugar tree and the bank of Green River thence down the river with the meander N5 W 80 poles & N5 E 40 poles N 20 860 poles and ? 110 poles & N 31 W 100 poles & N 75 W 100 poles to a beech on the bank of the river thence S 21 E 140 poles to the beginning Recorded October 3rd 1807. in 1802 at Muhlenburg County, Kentucky.3 He was deed in 1802 at Muhlenburg County, Kentucky; John Sears purchased land in Muhlenberg 27 Sep 1802 John Sears this day claimed a right to four hundred acres of land on the waters of Green River agreeably to entry filed which is granted him accordingly. pg 263.

This land was then given up on 28 Sep 1802. The following deed tells the information. Jacob Sears is signing this deed. Jacob Sears is in Bourbon County, Kentucky this same year by 16 December 1802

Deed Book No. 1 page 72
Sears to Graves

Know all men by these presents that I John Sears of the State of Kentucky and County of Muhlenberg for divire consideration and good causes me hereunto moving have made +ordained constituted and appointed and by these precents do make and ordain constitute and appoint my trat and truety friend John Sanders Graves for net and in my name to make a deed ( or assign over a certificate viz my headright of 400 acres lying on Green River obtained at the court of Muhlenberg in September 1801 to Philip Graves provided the said Graves shall pay the state price and other charges that may be here thereon and I do hereby ratify + confirm whatever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done me in about the premises about or concerning said land . In witness where of I have hereunto let my hand and affixed my seal this 28th of Sept 1802

Teste: Wm Wooton, Isaac Davis, Wm Roarke, Jacob Sears (his mark)

(signed by)
John Sears (his mark) seal

Muhlenberg County Sct to the office March 21st 1803

This power of attorney was proved to be the act and deed of John Sears a party thereto by the oath of William Wooton William Roark, two of the subseribing Witnesses thereto and the same is truly recorded.

Teste: C F Wing C C.3 He died between 1807 and 1809 at Muhlenburg County, Kentucky; Yadkin Valley.3 He wias mentioned as deceased in the land and Estate Transaction of John Sears in 1844 at Muhlenburg County, Kentucky; "Muhlenberg County KY Deed Book 14 1849-1851" by Brenda Doss pg161-162
Deed Book 14 page pg 69-74
Commr to Ferguson being
This indenture made & entered into this 27th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred & forty four between Charles F Wing commisioner appointed under ? of the Muhlenberg circuit court at the March term 1844 in a suit in chanery where in Mary Ferguson widow a wife of Joshua Ferguson deceased Rachel Ferguson to James & Sarah his wife Armstrong Hale Julia his wife James W. Ferguson and Joshua Ferguson heirs and resprentatives of sd (said) Joshua Ferguson deceased are complainants and Philip Graves Jnr, Christan Sears- Shults & Barbara his wife late Sears, William Imbler & Francis his wife late Sears, Peevler & Esther his wife late Sears, Martin & Elizabeth his wife late Sears, Grigsby & Mary his wife late Sears, Jacob Harmon and Catherine his wife late Sears, White & Susan his wife late Sears, Samuel Sears, Daniel Sears, & Jacob Sears heirs & representatives of John Sears deceased are defendants witnisseth that by virtue of said decree which reads as follows to wit this day this cause came on to be heard upon the intertocutory? decree pronouced herein at the last term of this court ? appearing that said defendants mentioned in the amended bill filed herein have failed to make to the complainants to deed to the land mentioned in the original amended bill it is therefore decreed by the court that Charles F Wong be and he hereby appointed a commisioner to make conveyance of the land in the bill mentioned to the said complainants with D? clause of quit claim title to the premise Nout for & in consideration of the ? and by virture of the power vested in the said commisioner the said Wing commisoiner as aforesaid doth hereby convey unto the complaint above named the parties of the first part the following tract or parcel of land lying & being in the county of Muhlenberg on Green River containing by patent bearing date the 23rd day of March 1832 Four hundered acres said bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a beech Philip Graves corner running with his line South 55 west 126 poles to his corner a beech thence south 27 west four poles to a hickory Hams corner thence with Barsheba Hams line N 70E 88 poles to a gum & hickoary Thos Porters corner thence S75E32 poles to a white oak thence N75 East 12 Poles to two sugar trees a beech on the bank of Green River-Porters corner thence down the River with it meanders North five west 80 poles N 584 Poles N 20 E 6 poles North 100 poles N 31 West 100 poles thence N 75W 100 poles to a beech on the Bank of the River thence South 21West one hundred and eighty poles to the Beginning with all & singular the premises & appertenances thereunto belonging as in day ? appertaining unto the said parties of the first part their Heirs & to have and to hold the said to wit a parcel of land against the heirs of the said John Sears deceased & the said Philip Graves Jnr their heirs & and against the claim of all an every persons claiming under them do and of them on their heirs but not against the claim of any other persons do this conveyance is duly intended to be a quit claim title In testimony where of the heirs of the said John Sears deceased and Philip Graves Jnr by Charles F Wing Commissioner herein ordered have hereunto set their hands & seals the day of date within written

Christian Sears (seal) Philip Graves Jr (seal) Shults (seal) Barbara Shults (seal) William Imbler (seal) Francis Imbler (seal) Peevler (seal) Esther Peevler (seal) --- Martin (seal) Elizabeth Martin (seal) Grigsby (seal) Mary Grigsby (seal) Jacob Harmon (seal) Catherine Harmon (seal) White (seal) Susannah White (seal) Samuel Sears (seal) Daniel Sears (seal) Jacob Sears (seal)

C F Wing Commissioner (seal)
Muhlenberg Circuit Ct

September Term 1844
The foregoing Indenture from C F Wing commissioner for Sears Heirs & others to Joshua Ferguson Heirs were exhibited into court & acknowledged by the commissioner there in to be his act & deed which is thereupon ordered to be certified to the clerk of the court for record.

C F Wing clk
Muhlenberg Court ses.
Clerks office March 10 1845

The foregoing indenture for on C F Wing commissioner for Sears Heirs to Joshua Ferguson Heirs we do produce said to me in my office which together with tertimony indexed to admitted to & truly recorded-given under my hand the day & date aboveC F Wing clk

Ferguson to Ferguson
Know all men by there presents that a Joshua Ferguson of the county of Pope in the State of Arkansas do by there presents hereby ? make constitute and appoint James W Ferguson of the Cith of New Orleans in the State of Louisiana my true and lawful attorney for me in my name to sell all right to the claim and intersed ? in and to certain hands lying an being in the county of Muhlenberg in the State of Kentucky which descended to me as one of the heirs it ? of Joshua Ferguson deceased and for me and in my name to receive the money assign from the sale of the same and to convey the same to the purchaser thereof by deed in fee simple or otherwise and to do & perform all things nessecary to effect the sale and transfer thereof the same as if I was my self personally present and ? to the same hereby notifying and confirming all and every lawful act my said attorney may do and perform in and about the said premises.

In testimony whereof I the said Joshua Ferguson have here unto set my hand and affixed by seal at Dover Pope county Arkansas this sixteenth day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five.

Joshua Ferguson (seal)
State of Arkansas
County of Pope sct

Be it remembered that on this sixteenth day of September A. D. 1845 personally appeared before me Richard C S Brown Judge of the seventh judicial circuit within and for the state of Arkansas of which the county of Pope is part Joshua Ferguson whose name appears to the within & foregoing power of attorney & who is to me personally know and of lawful age and acknowledged that he signed ? and executed the foregoing power of attorney of his own fall will and decord and for the purposes therein contained the set forth.

R C S Brown Judge of the seventh judicial circuit within & for the State of Arkansas
State of Arkansas
County of Pope

John R Scott Clerk of the Circuit court within & for the county of Pope in the State of Arkansas do hereby certify that Richard C S Brown whose name appears to the foregoing certificate of acknowledgement is & ? at the time of signing the same duly elected commissioner and presiding judge of the seventh judicial circuit within & for the state of Arkansas of which the county of Pope is a part and that full faith and credit should be given to all his official acts as such & that the signature to said certificate purporting to be his genuine -- In testimony where of I John R H Scott have hereunto set my hand as clerk as aforesaid and affixed the seal of said court at office in Dover this 16th day of September AD 1845

Jno R Homer Scott Clerk
State of Arkansas
County of Pope

Richard C. S. Brown Judge of the seventh judicial circuit within and for the State of Arkansas of which the county of Pope is a part do hereby certify that John R. H Scott whose name appears to the foregoing certificate is & was at the time of signing the same clerk of the circuit court within and for the county of Pope in the state aforesaid that the signature purporting to be his is genuine & that his administration is on due form of law & that full faith & credit should be given to all his affixed act as such clerk given under my hand at Dover Pope County Arkansas this 16th day of September A. D. 1845

R. C. S. Brown Judge of the 7th judicial circuit within
and for the state of Arkansas

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Muhlenberg County sct
Charles F Wing clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid certify that this and power of attorney from Joshua Ferguson to James W Ferguson was on this day produced to me in my office which together with the testimonies there on is admitted to a truly recorded-given under my hand this 17 day of September 1849 John Wong Clk

Hale to Ferguson
Know all men by these presents that Mr. Armstrong Hale & Julia Hale his wife of the town of Brandenberg County of Mead & State of Kentucky for diverse good causes and consideration have this day and by these presents to nominate constitute & appoint James A. Ferguson as present is present residing in the city of New Orleans our agent and attorney in fact to sell and convey to any person or persons for the best prices that can be obtained our entire interest & claim in and to a certain tract or parcel of land lying on Green River in Muhlenberg County & State of Kentucky near Benton's Ferry containing about 400 acres more or less adjoining the land of Isaac Davis one interest in said tract being two undivided fifths one fifth decended to the said Julia Hale at the death of her Father Joshua Ferguson decd and the other fifth decended to the said Julia by Rachel Ferguson decd who was also one of the children & heris of said Joshua Ferguson decd which tract of land was conveyed to the said Joshua by one Philip Graves our said agent & attorney in fact is authorized to sell on such terms as he may think best and to execute any bound ordered of conveyance that may be necessary to complete such ? when made and to receive & receipt for the purchase money hereby ratifying and conforming all that our said attorney may lawfully do in the premises given under our hands this 24th day of September 1847

Witness Jas L Fairleigh; Armstrong Hale; Julia Hale

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Meade County to Wit

J. William Fairleigh Clerk of the County court for the county aforesaid certify that on this day the power of attorney from Armstrong Hale and Julia his wife to James W Ferguson and produced to me and acknowledged by the said Armstrong Hale and Julia Hale to be their act & deed for purposes therein mentioned all of which is hereby certified to the proper office for record- given under my hand ? Brandenburg the 24th day of September 1847

Wm Fairleigh Clerk
Jas L Fairleigh DC

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Muhlenberg Count ses.

I Charles F Wing Clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney for Armstrong Hale & Julia his wife to James W Ferguson ? on this day produced to me in my office which together with the certificate of the clerk of Mead county court the thereon in ? & admitted to & truly recorded-Given unto my hand this 11th day of September 1849

John Wing Clk

Ferguson II David D D to R Jones Jun 8, 1850

This indenture made and entered into this 11th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty nine between James W Ferguson for him and as attorney in fact for Joshua Ferguson Armstrong Hale & Julia his wife late Ferguson heirs of Joshua Ferguson decd of the first part and Aron W Davis of the second part Witnesseth that by virtue of a decree of the Muhlenberg Circuit court pronounced at the March term 1844 and ? in chancery wherein Joshua Ferguson Heirs and complainants and John Sears heirs & others were defendants to certain tract of land lying in the county of Muhlenberg on Green River containing about four hundred acres was decreed to the complainants and a commissioner appointed to make conveyance there of to the complainants heirs of Joshua Ferguson deceased which deed of conveyance is ? recorded in the clerk office of the Muhlenberg county court to wit for & in consideration of the premises aforesaid & for & inconsideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars to him paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the said James W Ferguson for him self and as attorney in fact for the said Joshua Ferguson Armstrong Hale & Julia his wife later Ferguson the said Hale & wife being the owners by devise of the ? of Rachel Ferguson deceased one of said heirs in & to said tract of land which interest is one fifth of the whole there of hath granted bargained and sold & conveyed and by their presents doth sell & ? & convey unto the said Aron W Davis & his heirs forever all the undivided right to the interest & claim which the said James Ferguson Joshua Ferguson Armstrong Hale & Julia his wife have in & to said tract of land together right the interest of the said Hale & wife do devised of Rachel Ferguson deceased which is two fifth which said tract of land is bounded as follows to wit: Beginning with ? Philip Graves corner running with his line south 50 West 26 poles to his corner a beech thence south 27 West four poles to a Hickory Hams corner thence with Bathsheba Hams line 70 east 88 poles to his corner line Beechs and Hickory thence S 20 82 poles to a gum & hickory. Tho Porter's corner thence down the river with its meanders North five West 80 poles N 5 E 40 poles North 20 East 60 poles North 100 poles S 31 West 100 poles thence N 75 west 100 poles to a beech in the bank of the River thence South 21 West one hundred & eighty poles to the beginning containing four hundred acres as aforesaid to have & to hold the undivided interest aforesaid together with all & singular the premises & appurtenances and the said Aron W Davis & his heirs forever and the said Jame W Ferguson for himself and as attorney in fact as aforesaid doth covenant and agree to warrant and defend the title to the undivided interest aforesaid & against the claim of himself his heirs & ? against the claim of Heirs of Joshua Ferguson deceased & against the claim or claims of all & every other person or persons whatever shall and will forever warrant and defend by these presents In Witness whereof the said James W Ferguson for himself & as attorney in fact for the said Joshua Ferguson Armstrong Hale & Julia his wife hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day and year within written

J. W. Ferguson
Joseph Ferguson
Armstron Hale
Julia Hale
By Jame W. Ferguson
The Attorney in fact
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Muhlenberg County Ses.

I Charles F Wing clerk of the county for the county aforesaid certify that this deed from James Ferguson & others heirs of Joshua Ferguson deceased to Aron W Davis was on this day produced to me in my office & acknowledged by the said James W Ferguson for himself and as attorney in fact for Joshua Ferguson Armstrong Hale & Julia his wife parties thereto to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned whereupon said deed together with this Certificate.3

Family 1

first wife ? b. s 1720, d. s 1758
Children

Family 2

Barbara Miller b. s 1735, d. s 1789
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Merl Rummel Brethren/ 2008-06.
  3. [S1275] Thehuffstutterfamily, online http://www.thehuffstutterfamily.com/, http://www.thehuffstutterfamily.com/getperson.php
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hause http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Eliphalet Ensign1,2

M, b. 1718, d. 21 July 1792
     Eliphalet Ensign was born in 1718 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.3,4 He was baptized on 27 April 1718 at West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; Father: David Ensign.4 He married Dorcas Webster at New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, on 12 February 1739.1,2 Eliphalet Ensign died on 21 July 1792 at New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut.3

Family

Dorcas Webster b. 13 Feb 1716/17, d. 9 Apr 1791

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Our Families 710.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, HRH Tree.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Eliphalet Ensign in the Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, 1639-1920.

Dorcas Webster1

F, b. 13 February 1716/17, d. 9 April 1791
FatherJonathan Webster1 b. 18 Mar 1681/82, d. 18 Sep 1758
MotherEsther Judd1 b. 8 Feb 1686, d. 22 Dec 1782
     Dorcas Webster was born on 13 February 1716/17 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.2,3 Her married name was Ensign.1 She married Eliphalet Ensign at New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, on 12 February 1739.1,4 Jonathan Webster mentioned Dorcas Ensign in a will on 14 September 1758 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; 1758 Sep14 Jonathan Webster of Hartford, Will: (1) Esther my wife use of house where I now live with the grist mill and the barn; also one cow with a white face, two sheep, one swine, the wife to have her choice, etc; (2) son Jonathan 5 shillings; (3) the heirs of my son Ezekiel; (4) my son David; (5) my son Stephen one-half of the grist mill; (6) my dau Esther Smith, and her son, Timothy Smith; (7) my dau Jemima Risley; (8) my dau Mehitable Smith; (9) my dau Dorcas Ensign; (1) My dau Sarah Keeney; (11) the heirs of my dau Mary Williams.5 She died on 9 April 1791 at New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, at age 74.6

Family

Eliphalet Ensign b. 1718, d. 21 Jul 1792

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S266] William Holcomb Webster, Webster Gov John history, p. 51.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dorcas Webster in the Connecticutg Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection).
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Our Families 710.
  5. [S266] William Holcomb Webster, Webster Gov John history, p. 50.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Urquqart Family Tree.