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How often does one spend months or years on the trail of certain ancestors only to find that others have already been down that road and already have the information we are looking for? The surnames registry is being created to help researchers connect with each other so exchange of information can be facilitated. If you don't find the surname you are looking for here, it may be worthwhile to post a query on the county List. If you have information to add to this page or if you know individuals who are knowledgable about a given surname and would be willing to be listed as a resource, please click on the link below and fill out and send the information on the form. 

You may also want to search this page for the auxilliary names mentioned.  Simply click on the edit menu at the top of this screen, and then click on find in top window.  Type in the surname you want to check and then click on find.  Or if you want to search the entire website, click on "Search" in the left hand column.


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Allison/Ellison

Original settlers: Benjamin, Samuel & Daniel
Years: 1803-1831
Townships: Green, Perry, Walnut
Associated surnames: CLARK, CARTER, KNAPP, CHERRINGTON

Contact: Larry Rauch larau@mac.com

     Benjamin Allison, born abt 1750 in Haverstraw, NY, wife Rachel & Daniel Allison moved to Greenbrier County, WV in 1792 and finally to Gallia County, OH in 1803. Lived in Green Twp, Benjamin died in 1807. “The DAR places Benjamin as serving under Capt. Abraham Neely and Col. Oliver Spencer.” Also served as a private in Capt. Richard Baly’s Company of Orange County Militia commanded by John Hathorn and Lt. Col. Henry Wisner.
     Rachel & Daniel were named guardians of his children including Samuel. The Allison name is also Ellison. Samuel lived in Perry Twp married Hannah Friend and Margaret (Knapp) Booten. Daniel married Margaret Kincaid in WV, had eleven children in Gallia Co, moved to Walnut Grove, IL in 1831. Mystery how Daniel was related to Benjamin!
     McKinney-Clark website: http://web.mac.com/larau/McKinney/


Amos

Original settlers: Asa and his wife Nancy (Hunter) Amos
Years: 1830-1880
Township: Perry
Associated surnames: MONEYMAKER

Contact: Wesley P. Amos wamos34@yahoo.com

So far, I have traced the Amos name from myself six generations, and the Scott name, (Grand-Ma Amos's maiden name), four generations.


Angel

Original settler: Cornelius Angel
Years: 1836 c. 1900+
Townships: Harrison, Clay, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: ATKINSON, DIGGINS, THOMAS, FARLEY, EARWOOD, HAMMON, GARLIC, HILL, PORTER, RECTOR, BAKER, BORDERS, PERSINGER, JAMES, ROBERTS, ROSE, HENSLEY, CARTER

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Angel

Original settlers: Henry, Berry and Joshua
Years: 1816 -
Township: Clay
Associoated surnames: BELLAMY

Contact: Randall Ray randalraync@yahoo.com

Click for more Angel genealogical information


Armstrong

Original settler: Robert
&ears: 1812-1844
Townships: Perry, Walnut
Associated surnames: BOWEN, WILLIAMS, WRAY, DALLAS, WADDELL, DRUMMOND, CARTER, CLARK, MCDANIEL, PLYMALE

Contact: George Paul gpaul@mchsi.com

Moved to Gallia Co. in 1811. Settled in Perry Twp. Taught school to 15 students in a log cabin on what became the farm of Robert Carter. Acted as clerk at the 1st election in Perry Twp. in 1816. In 1818 taught school in a round log building near Henry McDaniel's place in Walnut Twp. He was elected Judge, Common Pleas in 1837. He was Associate Judge of Gallia Co. 1837-1844. He died in 1844. He & his wife are buried in Patriot Church Cemetery. The couple had 11 children.


Arthur

Original settler: Christopher Columbus Arthur
Years: 1860-1911
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: CLARK, COOPER, SALAMON, PENCE, BANE, FRIEND, SIGLER

Contact: Debra Leonard mcnab2000@comcast.net

Click on this link for further comments on the Arthur surname: Arthur


Baker

Original settler: Jacob Nicholas, Sr.
Years: 1852
Township: Harrison
Associated surnames: NORTHUP, PAYNE, SIGLER, CAMPBELL

Contact: Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com


Baker

Original settler: Moses J. Baker
Years: 1870-1946
Township: Addison
Associoated surnames: VANCE, KEELER, BUTCHER

Contact: Lynne Brinker lynne_55@suddenlink.net


Bane

Original settler: James Criner Bane
Years: 1839-1864
Township: Harrison
Associated surnames: SIGLER

Contact: Debra Abbott-Leonard McNab2000@comcast.net

Would like and appreciate any information that can be given on Margaret Sigler and her family.


Bane

Original settler: Thomas
Years: 1825

Contact: Don B. Bane donbbane@aol.com

One of his sons was Henry D. Bane


Bayshore

Original settler: Mary E.
Township: Guyan
Years: 1850's
Associated surnames: HAYNER

Contact: Larea Grause lgrause66@yahoo.com


Bell

Original settlers: Henry William and Caroline (Chilton) Bell
Years: 1840-1868
Township: Gallipolis

Contact: Sue Morrison morrison_sue@msn.com

Henry and Caroline were husband and wife and were listed on the 1840 Census as "free colored." In 1850, 1860 censuses they were listed as Mulatto. Henry and son Thomas were plasterers who helped construct A.M.E. Church in 1868. Trying to trace family before 1840.


Bell

Original settler: Thomas L.
Township: Gallipolis
Years: 1867-1916
Associated surnames: HOLCOMB

Contact: Donna Dotts d1dotts@aol.com


Berridge

Original settler: John
Township: Clay
Years: after 1820
Associated surnames: PLYMALE, ROE, SCARBERRY, HOWELL, WOOLWEAVER, FOUNTAIN, SPANGLER, LEWIS, LEAPER, KINDER, TUCKER, and more.

Contact: Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com

John Berridge, originally from England, is found in Grandview, Washington County, Ohio in 1820 with three male children under 10 and two female children under 10. He is found in Clay Twp in the 1840 census and is buried in the Berridge Cemetery showing date of birth 1785. Wife Elizabeth.


Bickel (Bickle, Pickle)

Original settlers: Frederick, Anthony
Townships: Harrison, Perry
Years: 1817-
Associated surnames: TAYLOR, PORTER, FULLER, WISE, RICKETTS,
CHAPPELL, TOLER, CHANCELLOR, KELLEY, HARRINGTON, DICKEY, LOUCKS, CLARK, WARD, HALLEY.

Contacts: Neil Elvick neilel@aol.com
Robert Shively Bndshively@cox.net
Stephen Bickel DOUGLASKAY@worldnet.att.net
Donna Gibson jwgibson66@yahoo.com
Doris Sage bearmaker@centurytel.net


Bing

Original settlers: Samuel & Mary (Fulton) Bing, John R. & Martha (Young) Bing, William Bing
Years: 1797
Townships: Addison, Cheshire
Associated surnames: FULTON, YOUNG, ENTSMINGER, SAWYER, RIFE, ROUSE

Contact: Ginny Kane LethaH@aol.com

There were BING reunions in Gallia County well into the 1900's. My direct line is Samuel m. Mary Fulton but I have collected some info on Sam's brothers.


Blosser

Original settlers: John Blosser & Cathrine Strickler Blosser
Years: 1830-1887
Townships: Springfield, Morgan (Porter)
Associated surnames: FRIDLEY, BOWMAN, RUPE

Contact: Leonard Stonestreet lstonestreet@everestkc.net

John and Cathrine Blosser left Shenandoah County,Va. about 1830 and settled in Gallia Cty. They had three children that I have located, Samuel, David, & John W.   Samual married Louisa Jane Fridley,in 1843, three children, she died. He re-married to Rebecca Bowman in 1856, 8 children. A son, Homer Moses, married Augusta Rupe in 1895. George Ellis Blosser, a son, married Lily Pearl Nave in 1916, in Turney, Missouri. These are my wife's grand parents. Any info will be appreciated, and I have info for anyone wishing it.


Boggs

Original settler: Andrew Elliott Boggs II
Years: 1811-1840
Townships: Perry and possibly others
Associated surnames: BOWEN, HUNTER, HAMILTON, LUNSFORD

Contact: Diane Hall detroit_family@yahoo.com

There is quite a bit of information on One World Tree regarding Andrew Elliott Botts II and his family. However, due to duplicate names, the marrying of sisters and other confusion I am still trying to obtain as much information for myself as I can.  I want to be accurate in my family history and I'm doing all the research on this family to verify information that is out there. Any additional informaiton would be trememdously appreciated.


Bonecutter

Original settlers: Elizab eth Mayes/Chris Bonecutter
Years: 1900

Contact: Shirley  ladyfan3@verizon.net

Elizabeth mayes married Chris Bonecutter 11/30-1874 and they were from Clendenin, Mason co WV but married at Gallia co and I think moved there because their children lived there and were born there. (George Bonecutter and Ida Bonecutter) I would like to find info on Elizabeth Mayes Bonecutter parents. I have their marriage record.  I would like to find her death record also.


Boster

Original settler: Solamon
Years:
Township: Harrison
Associated surnames: LEADMAN. Also ARNOTT, BAKER, GRIFFITH, LANTHORN, LANGFORD, LOUCKS

Contact: Marian Baker Schoonover JANDMBUG@peoplepc.com


Boston

Original settlers: George M. and Mary Patton Boston
Years: 1860-1899
Townships: Green, Clay
Associated surnames: WOOTEN, WINDOM, GILMORE, MARTINDALE, SIMS, CLARK

Contact: Jacquelyn Boston Woolley jlwoolley@woh.rr.com


Buck

Original settlers: Willard & wife Polly
Years: by 1830 -?
Township: Springfield
Associated surnames: KNAPP, SMITH, HARRISON, JOHNSON

Contact: Sandi Stoklosa Gobobcats22@aol.com


Bureau

Original settler: Jean-Pierre Romain
Years: 1790-1851
Township: Gallipolis Village
Associated surnames: MARRET, VINTON

Contact: Peggy Youngs peggy.youngs@gmail.com

Have information on the Bureau family in France.


Burns

Original settler: Sarah Burns
Years: 1831
Associated surnames: KOON (George Lewis Koon)

Contact: Karen Keeling karenkeeling57@yahoo.com


Butcher

Original settlers: John, George, Lincoln
Years: 1800-1853
Township: Cheshire
Associated surnames: DARST, COUGHENOUR, GOOD, BAKER

Contact: Lynne Brinker lynne_55@suddenlink.net


Butler

Original settlers: James Butler; Mary Ann Sims Butler, William & Tacy Butler
Years: 1800-1840's
Townships: Morgan, Huntington
Associated surnames: ROBINSON, STICKLEMAN, BERRIGE, WILLCOX

Contact: Jac McMahon jacnmac@netdex.com


Butler

Original settler: Symms
Years: 1801 - 1830
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surname: ROBINSON

Contact: Ron Nicholson ronnicholson@cox.net

Symms Butler married Nancy Robinson in Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH on 09 Nov. 1809. I am related to their child Harvy R. Butler born Oct. 1819 in Gallia Co., OH.


Caldwell

Original settler: Henry
Years: 1800-1859
Township: Guyan
Associated surnames: HOLSTEIN, FERRIER, SHEETS, TROWBRIDGE, GATEWOOD

Contact: Marjorie Gilliam Wood mlwood@eurekanet.com

I am unsure as the first year my Caldwell family entered Gallia County. Henry and wife Mary Ferrier are both buried in Guyan Township of Gallia County. Mary's birthplace was Ireland, Henry was born in Giles County, Virgina. There are still many Caldwell family members in Gallia County. Henry & Mary Ferrier Caldwell's great-granddaughter was Emma Rowena Caldwell who was the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail in one season. Emma was married to P. C. Gatewood and they were my great-grandparents and I have much information on these lines.


Campbell

Original settler: Samuel Campbell
Years: 1815-1841
Township: Green
Associated surnames: SAWYER[S], GRAHAM, REES, WADDELL, YOUNG, SHOEMAKER, etc.

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net

Samuel is First Families of Ohio and Gallia County.  Note: Error in recording sale of land.  Exact description as purchase but range listed as 14 instead of 15.  1820 census confirms Range 15 --Green Twp.


Cantener

Original settler: Margaret Ann Louise Cantener

Contact: Vicki King vmitch@ameritech.net


Canterbury

Original settlers: Joseph, Joel, Levi, Isaac
Townships: Harrison
Associated surnames: ARNOT, BROWN, VARNEY, VANPELT

Contacts: ellison@verizon.net


Carr

Original settlers: Robert Carr & Sarah Sheilds
Township:
Associated surnames: MCDANIEL, MCCARLEY

Contacts: Michelle Hill-Jack mhilljack@msn.com


Carr

Original settler: Jacob
Years: 1800
Township: unknown
Associated surnames: WICKARD, JAMES, STEVENSON

Contact: Nancy Stevenson nancydarling42@gmail.com


Cherrington

Original settlers: William, Pennel, Letitia, Clement, John, Thomas, Josiah
Townships: Raccoon, Addison, Springfield
Associated surnames: JOHNSTON, SWITZER, WESTLAKE, KIRKPATRICK, MAXON, KNAPP

Contacts: Henny Evans hcevans1775@sbcglobal.net


Childers

Original settler: Mosby
Years: 1810-abt.  1842
Township: Perry
Associated surnames: RICKABAUGH, LEWIS, ROTHGEB, HICKENBOTHAM, MANNAERING, SERBER, WALDER, JENKS

Contact: J. B. Childers  jack@seashellcity.com

Mosby Childers (1759-1843) Married Elizabeth Jeffries, came from VA in 1810 and raised a family in Perry Township, Gallia County. His children were John 1786-1849 married Betsey Mossbarger, Raccoon Township, William 1789-1848 married Jane Hickenboth, stayed in VA, Mosby Jr. 1791-1818 went to Iowa, Abraham 1793-1871 married Rachael Rickabaught 1819, Gallia o, Perry Township, Henry 1795-?, Joseph 1797-?, Mary Poly 1800-1841 married Seth Walker, Robert M. 1802-1855 went to Oregon married Mary Serber, Elizabeth 1803-1841 married John Serbe, Martin Thomas 1805-1877 married Eleanor Clark, Andrew 1807-?, Nancy 1809-? married William Jenks,  Hannah 1795-? married John Mossbarger.

My line of descent is Mosby, Abraham, Abraham Benton, William Benton, James Benton Sr., James Benton Childers.


Clark

Original settler: Thomas
Years: 1819-1899+
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: SCUTT, NIDA, ROBERTS, LEE, BOLSTER, BLANKENSHIP, BICKEL

Contact: Larry Rauch larau@mac.com

Thomas Clark was one of the earliest settlers of Walnut Twp on Sandfork. He was elected one of the first Justices of the Peace. He died 8 March 1831 and was buried in the Clark Cemetery on his farm.  He was in Lieut. Zane's Co. 13 Virginia Military in the Revolutionary War.


Clark

Original settlers: Thomas Clark; James Clark
Years: 1827+
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: SCUTT, NIDA, WETHERHOLT, LEE, NULL, SCOTT, LEWIS

Contact: Darienne Hall

Thomas Clark and Jemima Scutt, from Westmoreland Co. and Giles Co. VA settled in Gallia Co., OH. I descend from their son James Clark and Susanna Nida. We are now members of the DAR for Thomas Clark...although the line tags onto a different Thomas Clark than the Lt. frequently mentioned.


Claytor

Original settler: Charles E. Claytor

Contact: Ambee claytoak@roadrunner.com


Cline

Original settler: William
Years: 1805-1840
Townships: Smithville, Gallipolis, Green, Perry
Associated surnames: Warnock

Contact: David G. Warnock dwarnock@uab.edu

William Cline, Sr was my great-great-great grandfather. His daughter, Sarah, married my great-great-grandfather Francis Warnock in Gallia on Dec 20, 1821


Cloud

Original settlers: Mordecai, Isaac
Years 1864 to 1991
Townships: Perry, Cheshire, Huntington, Raccoon
Associated surnames: SHERRITT

Contact: Harley Cloud harley.cloud@verizon.net


Conner

Original settlers: Charles and Susan Anna (Burke) Conner
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: Burk(e)

Contact: Shirley Pritchard spritchard728@yahoo.com

Hello, I am checking the internet for my great-grandfather's family in Gallia County. My grandfather was orphaned at a early age at the Gallipolis Children home. His natural father was Charles Conner and mother was Susan Anna Burk(e). A man by the man of Daniel Anderson changed my grandfather's name to Harry Charles Anderson, however, his birth name was Charles Harrison Conner.


Cooper

Original settler: John Cincinnatus
Years: 1848-1928
Township: Clay [Thiviner]
Associated surnames: WILCOX (WILCOXEN)

Contact: Debra Abbott-Leonard McNab2000@comcast.net

Would like to know more about John's parents and origin.


Cornell

Original settlers: Peter and his wife Elizabeth
Years: early 1800s - present
Townships: Harrison, Guyan
Associated surnames: HILL, NANCE, HOWARD, WARD, WEBB, WHITE

Contact: F. K. Brown fkbrown2@juno.com


Cottrell

Originall settlers: Edward, Elijah (brothers)
Years: 1810 and onward
Townships: Addison, Clay
Associated surnames: LANGFORD, LOUCKS, LASLEY, ROE, PLYMALE, MARGINDILL, RIFE, NORTHUP, PATTERSON SERRIERE, KINDER

Contact: Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com


Crawford

Original settlers: William E., George
Years: 1828-1884
Townships: Ohio, Guyan (Crown City)
Associated surnames: CONNER, GULLION, MARSHALL

Contact: Susanlynn dever777@sbcglobal.net

Am interested in anyone followng the same group of Crawfords. William E. Crawford comes to Gallia County from Greenbrier, VA (now WV) with several children, mostly girls. He marries Betsy Marshall in 1828, and in the 1830 census: (US Census 1830, Census Place Ohio, Gallia, Ohio, Roll 131, Page 128: William E. Crawford, 1 male under 5, 1 male of 15 and under 20, 1 male of 60 and under 70, 2 females under 5, 2 females 5 and under 10, 3 females 10 and under 15, 2 15 and under 20, 1 female 40 and under 50. The male 15-20 would be George Crawford, who lived and died in Gallia Co. He married Susannah Conner in Gallia in 1840, he had 14 children: William, James T., Mathew L., George, Eleanor, Silas Wesley Charles, Cynthia, Elizabeth, John, Margaret, Galatin, Solfenetta Francis A., Layfett, and Lucy. William died around 1839 and George died 1884. Both left wills in Gallia Co.


Cremeens

Original settler: Moses Cremeens
Years: 1830 - 1899
Townships: Guyan, Harrison, Walnut
Associated surnames: WAUGH, SHOEMAKER, STEWART, MART

Contact: Kathleen R. Anderson kranderson951@hotmail.com

Moses Cremeens married Elendor Waugh and had the following children:  Achalias, Elkanah, Mary A., Mahala Jane, Silas, Charles, and Levi. I would be happy to share any information I have found with others interested in this family line.


Cubbage

Original settlers: Unknown
Years: Probably about 1800-1880
Townships: Clay (I think)
Associated surnames: JEFFERS, COON (KUHN)

Contact: Carol Elmore celmore@vet.ksu.edu

Cubbage was the maiden name of my great great grandmother.  My great grandmother's name was Eliza (Jeffers) Coon who was the wife of Caleb Coon. He was a Civil War veteran. They moved from Gallia County sometime in the 1870's-1880's to LaClede County Missouri.


Davies

Original settler: Thomas Evan Davies
Years 1856-1860
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames:WILLIAMS (Adopted name) BUTLER (Birth Name)

Contact William J. Davies propjok@aol.com

Thomas Evan Davies was married to Elizabeth Williams (adopted name) on 22 July 1858 by the Rev. David B. Williams, Welsh Baptist Church, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, OH. I am looking for a document that shows the marriage & date of Thomas and Elizabeth and anythng that tells or documents the birth name of Butler for Elizabeth. It is possible that Rev. D. B. Williams may have adopted Elizabeth, but have no way of knowing that or if the two last names of Williams is just a coincidence.


Davis

Original settler: Thomas
Years: 1840-1901
Township: Perrry
Associated surnames: REES

Contact: Thomas Rees MacMillan tmachebgb@earthlink.net

Thomas born Wales 1822. Wife, Elizabeth, in 1819. Children: Amy & Henry born Wales; Margaret & Jaqne born in Perry Twp. Margaret married David Rees - my great grandparents.


Day

Original settlers: John and Elizabeth
Years: 1809 - 1870
Townships: Clay, Harrison, Ohio
Associated surnames: HALL, HAY, GRAY, BLESSING, PERKINS, SMITH, ROBINSON, BARKER, GRAYUM, BISHIP, HALLEY, RUSSELL, CUBBAGE, COMPSTON, LONG, CHICK, JARVIS, CLARK, LUSHER, STEVERS, SHAW, ROMAIN, WAUGH, WICKLINE, BOGGS, WILLIS, WOLFE, SHEETS, ARTIST, MONTGOMERY, DICKEY, STEVERS, BRUMFIELD, BLASER, GOOLDIN, COX, HOLDEN, KINDER, CUBBISON

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Delaney/Dulaney

Original settler: Benjamin
Years: 1824-1830
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: KELLISON, BOYLES, MANRING, JONES

Contact: Sharon Hobart slhobart@sbcglobal.net


Denny

Original settler: Rachel
Years: From 1839
Township: Springfield

Contact: Cheryl Enyart trayne1837inc@yahoo.com

Although the Denny/Denney family first appears in Springfield Twsp. in the early 1800s, I am not able to find the parents of Rachel. She was born in Indiana , but I can not find her parents. She is married in 1839 to Henry Fee and dies before 1846.. No clue to who she was living with her when she met Henry and no idea where she fits in into the
Denney clan. Thanks.


Dickey

Original settler: Eldie Dickey
Year: 1880
Township: Harrison

Contact: George Dickey toeriepa@aol.com

Seeking any Dickey family with knowledge of the Dickey Chapel. Family Reunion set for July 6-8 2007 in Erie Pa.


Diggins

Original settler: Andrew Diggins
Years: 1833-1901
Townships: Harrison, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: ANGEL, BANE, BROYLES, SHEETS, SINGLETON, HILL

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Doddridge

Original settlers: Enoch and Barbara
Years: 1880 through 1905
Township: Guyan (Crown City)
Associatiated surnames: Unknown

Contact: Robert Doddridge ncwcbob@charter.net

Enoch and Barbara Gilbert Dodridge were my great grandparents. They owned property in Crown City, Ohio. They lived there from approximately1880 through 1905 when they sold their property and moved to Columbus, Ohio. They had three children, Thomas John Doddridge (my grandfather) Lesley Truman Doddridge ( my great uncle) and Anna Doddridge (my great Aunt). Do you have any more information on them, such as where their property was located in Crown City? Thank you, Rev. Robert Doddridge. 


Donaldson

Original settler: Ebenezer Donaldson
Years: 1804-1840+
Townships: Raccoon and Springfield
Associated surnames: SHAFFER, LILNDSAY, FAULKNER, GEE, HUMPHREY

Contact: Mary Adams MaryLAdams@comcast.net


Donaldson

Original settler: William Donaldson
Years: 1854-1858
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: TOPE

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net

Much of William's family remained in Carroll County, Ohio.  He came here following his daughter Elizabeth and her husband George W. Tope.  1854 is earliest recorded deed.


Dutton

Original settlers: Jesse, Lewis
Years: 1819-1912
Townships: Cheshire, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: BING

Contact: Linda Taylor katznstamper@aol.com


Eachus

Original settler: Rufus H. Eachus
Years: 1840-1846 (death)
Township: Perry
Associated surnames: SMITH, BEAVER, AMOS, CAMPBELL, TIPTON, KREPS, DEMPSEY, KELLY, etc.

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net

Appears in 1840 census, but first recorded deed is 1842.  Rufus' wife is believed to be Mary Crinkleton, but there is no evidence to confirm that.  She is buried in Patriot Cemetery, simply as "Wife of Rufus" no name, no date.


Edmiston

Original settler: James
Years: 1810-1840
Township: Wilkesville
Associated surnames: LEWIS

Contact Don Strong dharmonstrong@juno.com

Son of Mathew Edmiston who came from Bath Co., Va about 1808.


Entsminger

Original settlers: John E., Joseph, David, Henry
Years: 1797-1821
Township: Addison
Associated surnames: REES, SAWYER, VANCE

Contact: Ginny Kane lethaH@aol.com

When Meigs Co. was formed they were in Rutland Twp Meigs. Some later came back into Gallia I think.


Erwin

Original settlers: Francis and wife Lucy - sons Edward, Presley, James, Andrew,                                                                        John, William, Abram, Albert
Years: 1815-1880
Township: Morgan
Associated surnames: LAWLESS, DARST, RIFE, VANCE, ROUSH, CHAFLIN, CROSS, MURRAY, FULTON, FOSTER

Contact: Laten Bechtel becht@cfw.com


Evans

Original settlers: Isaac C. & wife, Mary
Years: after 1839
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: REES, DAVIS

Contact: Karen Seibert ash689@aol.com


Everton

Orignial settler: Thomas
Years: 1797-1821
Township: Addison
Associated surnames: HOWE, SKINNER

Contact: Ginny Kane LethaH@aol.com

I have the children's marriages but can't call off the top of my head.


Fawcett

Original settler: Joshua
Years: 1839
Township: Gallia

Contact Mary Hazelett4@aol.com

Looking for more information on my great-great grandfather, Joshua Fawcett born 3 Aug 1839 in Gallia, Ohio.


Fee

Original settler: John
Year: Early1800
Township: Springfield

Contact: Cheryl Enyart trayne1837inc@yahoo.com

John Fee was the partriarch of the family. I am looking for
the true parent of one of his grandsons.. Henry Fee born in 1819/20.
He had left home and married before the 1850 census. He married Rachel
Denny.


Ferard

Original settlers: Jean Baptiste and Pierre (Peter) Ferard
Years: 1790 - abt 1813
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: BOUTDEVILLE, VIOLET, VONSCHRILTZ

Contact: J. Scott Ferard ferard@hotmail.com


French

Original settler: William French
Years: 1850-1860
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: DAVIS

Contact: Dorothy McCarns dlmccarns@sbcglobal.net

William was born in Ohio in 1838, I don't know where.  He is found in the 1850 census in Gallia County living with Hannah Campbell, along with his sister(?) Angeline/a FRENCH, and Calphurnia Wood.  His sister is listed as being born in Missouri and she was age 9, 3 years younger than William.  I am looking for their parents.


Friend

Original settler: Andrew
Years: 1796-1825
Townships: Perry, Raccoon, Greenfield, Walnut
Associated Surname: PERAGEN

Contact: Matthew D. Friend blindgenealogist@gmail.com

Andrew FRIEND came down from the Northeastern part of the early days of Virginia. He met and married a young woman named Elizabeth PERAGEN at Point Pleasant ca. 1796. They had six children, one was the first born in Perry Township in 1797, Mary FRIEND. Their eldest daughter Hannah FRIEND was the first marriage of Perry Township in 1816. Andrew FRIEND was a roving hunter and squatter in all the southeastern parts of Ohio who made all his own gun powder and killed hundreds of deer for the local people. If you have any information on him and his family please contact me. Thank you.


Frownfelter

Original settler: Jonas
Years: 1812-1895
Township: Harrison
Associated surnames: FOWLER, HASKINS

Contact: Oma Nichols oliveneo@yahoo.com

Jonas was my great-great grandfather, married to Elizabeth Fowler. He was a circuit rider Minister. They had 9 children. David Frownfelter b.1854 married Lenora Haskins. Lenora's parents were Henry Haskins and Amelia Roaderamour. 1st son Gideon married Nancy Trotter, who was a direct descendent of Mad Anne Bailey of the Revolutionary War.


Fry

Original settler: Nicholas
Years: 1840-1851
Township: Addison
Associated Surnames: LEONARD, MONTGOMERY, KNOPP

Contact: Wendy Grainger jvaughn978@aol.com

Nicholas, born 1779, Pittsburg, PA, married Susan Martha Hersman, abt 1811.  Children, William, born 1822, Mary, born 1825, Henry, born 1826.  I am related to Nicholas through his son William, who married Amanda Leonard, also of Gallia County, and their son, John.  Looking for any information on this family, particularily Amanda's death which probably occured between 1860 and 1862.


Fulton

Original settlers: James & wife (Matthews) Fulton
Years: 1803 until their deaths
Township: Addison
Associated surnames: BING, LOCKRIDGE, KINKEAD, HIX, MARTINDALE, GROSS, SHAVER

Contact: Ginny Kane lethaH@aol.com

James Fulton is buried in Bing 1 Cemetery. He was a Vet. of the Revolution


Gallaugher

Original settler: William J. Gallaugher

Contact: Billy claytoak@roadrunner.com


Garlick

Original settler: Elizabeth (married to Hiram Haskins) & daughter Lucretia
Years: 1814-1857
Township: Guyan
Associated surnames: MONTGOMERY, HASKINS

Contact: Margaret Myers JandMmyers@aol.com

Elizabeth Garlick married Hiram Haskins, & their daughter Lucretia was married to Thomas Jeffeston L. Montgomery.  Need info on the Garlick family and Haskins family.


Garlic (Garlick)

Original settlers: William and wife Elizabeth
Years: circa 1814
Townships: Ohio & Guyan
Associated surnames: COOK, CHAPMAN, CHASE, WHITE, WAUGH, HASKINS, PRYOR, SHEETS

Contact: Sandi Stoklosa Gobobcats22@aol.com


Gates

Original settlers: Moses and Harriet
Years: 1810-1860
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: BALTZELL (BALTZEL, BALTZER ET AL)

Contact: Sharon Lee Gates SGates1949@aol.com


Gatewood

Original settler: James Monroe Gatewood
Years: 1845-1901
Townships: Guyan, Ohio, Clay, Gallipolis City
Associated surnames: SHEETS, CALDWELL, KERNS, SMALL, MULLINUEX, SIMS, BRADING, BRADBURY, BOVIE, LEIGHTON, JONES, HOUSEKEEPER, OWENS, COLE, SHEETS, HENRY & many more. (These are just the first two generations in Gallia County.)

Contact: Marjorie Gilliam Wood

James Monroe was born January 17, 1817 on Piedlar River, Amherst Co., Virginia. He learned the carpenter's trade. In Oct. 1839, James left Virginia for Louisiana and arrived at Port Hudson, La, in March 1840. He commenced his trade as undertaker and continued the business until June 1847. In the meantime James married Miss Virginia Lowry of Gallia County Ohio. (Oct. 12, 1845) who had spent two years with him in the South. The latter part of 1847 he bought land at Raccoon Island, Ohio and went to farming and boating wood, staves, tanbark and hoop-poles to different points, a flourishing business at that time. James continued that business until August 1862 at which time he volunteered in the Union army and served 3 years, less 18 days. In May 1868,James formed a company partnership with W.G. Fuller, John C. Hutsinpiller and T.R. Hayward, under the firm name of Gatewood, Fuller & Co., to manufacture furniture. In Dec. 1868, they blew the first factory whistle that was ever sou!
nded in Gallipolis. In 1878, James sold his interest in the factory and in 1880 build a saw mill and conducted the Gatewood Lumber Company. In 1890 the saw mill was merged into the Gallipolis Furniture Factory. On Jan 1, 1893, he retired from business. I have much information on the Gatewood family in Gallia County. James Monroe's grandson, Perry Clayton Gatewood was married to Emma Rowena Caldwell who would be known to many as "Grandma" Gatewood and was the first woman to hike the 2050 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, in one season at the age of 67.


Gee

Original settlers: John Whitmore Gee + Mary Rupe
Years: 70
Township: Huntington
Associated surnames: POWER

Contact: Stephen V. Giardini giaradini@fastdial.net

I am intertested in both their son (Allen T. Gee, married Lucinda Jane Power) and their daughter (Eunice California Gee, married John R. Power). Both children married into the Power family. I am related through George W. Power. Hoping to get information on decendants and hopefully additional informaiton on the Power family.


George

Original settlers: John &n Phebe George
Years: 1818-1857 & 1860
Township: Addison
Associated surnames: NICKERSON, RIFE, GUY, RUSSELL, CLINE

Contact: Mary Bonnie (George) Lyons mbonlyons@att.net

John & Phebe Nickerson George came from Prospect, Waldo County, ME to Gallia Co., OH about 1818. Both died & are buried in Addison Twp. They were my 3x great grandparents. Their son, James Young George, moved to Jennings Co., IN in the 1830's. I would be happy to share information with any George researchers.


Gilmore

Original settler: Matthew
Years: 1830 to 1900's
Township: Harrison, Clay, Ohio
Associated surnames: TROTTER, TROWBRIDGE, WAUGH, POLLOCK, BOSTON, EVANS

Contact: Sheri Culler slculler@embarqmail.com



Gilson (Gillson/Gilston/Gelston)

Original settlers: Richard & Sarah Wollam Gilson related to other Gilson etc. settlers.
Years: 1853-1868
Township: Huntington & others
Associated surnames: DONNALLY, JOLLY, ROBINSON, GEER, CLUNK, SHIVELEY, SYKES, TURNER, & maybe BROYLES & CLAFIN

Contact: C. Clack slackc@msn.com


Glass

Original settlers: Frank, Emmett and Ruth Glass
Years: 1897-1903

Contact: John Steele john_steele@steelelogic.com

Farmers and Miners


Glenn

Original settlers: William, Andrew Young, William Curry
Years: 1805-1877
Townships: Huntington, Raccoon, Vinton, Morgan
Associated surnames: BLAGG, CURRY, VIERS,WILLCOX

Contact: G. Willcox strayboogie@hotmail.com


Gooch

Original settlers: James, Robert
Years: by 1820
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: MCCARLEY, LEWIS, REES, WAPLES, CARDWELL, LOGUE, DECKARD

Contact: Karen Seibert ash689@aol.com


Gordon

Original settler:
Years: 1880-1910
Township:
Associated surname: BUSH

Contact: Charlotte Bush Crist samcharcrist@ohiohills.com


Gosset (t)

Original settlers: Zemeri
Years: 1855 - 1880-1890
Township: Gallipolis & Raccoon
Associated surnames: ADAMS, FISHER, PEPPER

Contact: Brenda Gossett Norris capital12041@verizon.net

Zemeri was born in 1834 in Davidson County N.C. His Grandmother, Rhoda Gosset(t) was born in 1857. Their children were: Edward, William Henry, John, twins Semira & Minnie, Izora, & Laura.  By 1890-1900 Zemeric moved his family to Champaign and Clark County. Zemeric died in 1917 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.  Mary died in 1925 in London, Ohio.  They are interred in Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.Zemeri & Mary were my great-great grandparents.


Grover

Original settler: Nehemiah
Years: Arrived in the area about 1818
Townships: Cheshire & Morgan mostly.
Associated surnames: WHITLOCK, HILL, DENNY, WALTERS, SWISHER, CLARK, COLWELL, MYERS

Contact: Joyce Ward wardjoycee@aol.com


Grow

Original settlers: George, Hiram, Levi
Years: 1840-1850
Townships: Centre, Green, Walnut
Associated surnames: BLY, DAFT

Contact: Yolanda Campbell Lifter ylifter@ohiofamilyresearch.com


Guinn

Original settler: Cassius Guinn
Years:
Townships: Morgan
Associated surnames: FISHER

Contact: Ada Gray y1mon3000@att.net

I am trying to complete the genealogical records on my father's side of the family. I am pretty new at this so am just sort of stumbling along.


Gullum

Original settler: Frank Barnhart Gullum
Associated surnames: MITCHELL

Contact: Nancy Larson jlarson1@columbus.rr.com

My grandfather Gullum was apparently born in Hamden in 1886.  He died in Athens 16 Aug. 1965.


Halley

Original settler: Cornelius E. Halley
Years: 1816 - present
Townships: Harrison, Ohio, Clay
Associated surnames: DRUMMOND, CANTERBURY, BERRIDGE, ELLIOTT, PLYMALE, DAY, NIBERT, MARTIN, SHULL, TRIMBLE, NORTHUP, HARSHBERGER, JOHNSON, WATTERSON, LANTHORN, LEE, GOOLDIN, KUHN, SWINDLER, SLATER, HANAN, WILLS, KINDER, WINTERS, REESE, HUDGINS

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Hamilton

Original settlers: Thomas & Elizabeth
Years: 1843-1855
Township: Clay
Associated surnames: COFFMAN, NEAL, NIDAY, ROSE, WILLEY, WISE

Contact: Martha Hamilton mhamilton@dioceseofcleveland.org


Harbour

Original setter: Benjamin
Year: 1811
Township: Guyan
Associated surnames: REYNOLDS, SCARBERRY, STOVER

Contact: Robert L. Lewis, Jr. katrob123@msn.com

The surnames listed are first families of Gallia Co. and Benjamin served in the War of 1812. I have the Harbours in America by Louis J. Williams First Edition in 1982 that is a great resource on the Harbours. Also, I have eight direct ancestors who lived in Guyan Twp., OH.


Harriger

Original settlers: Reverend George and Lavina Harriger
Years: 1850-1900
Townships: Walnut, Perry, Green, Springfield
Associated surnames: BOGGS, PROSE, CARTER, FELTMAN, RIPLEY, SWAIN, McCREADY, OWEN, JONES

Contact: Claudia Melin ckm6@frontiernet.net

"Reverend" George and Lavina were from Clarion County PA, settled in Gallia County around 1840-1850. George was a Baptist Minister and died shortly after the Civil War. Their home was at Patriot; they had 7 surviving daughters (surnames above) and one son, Erastus. Very interested in chronicling all the descendants of the Harrigers, especially the families of Margaret Harriger Carter, Ella Harriger Ripley, and Sarapta Vashtiah "Vashti" Harriger McCready. Through the Clarion County PA Historical Society, much is known about the family of Lavina Wensel/Wentzel Harriger. Please contact me.


Haskins

Original settlers: Hiram and Elizabeth
Years: 1814-1957
Township: Guyan
Associated surnames: MONTGOMERY

Contact: Margaret Myers JandMmyers753@aol.com


Hay

Original settlers: Morgan Hay and wife Olive (?last name)
Year: 1821

Contact: Cindy Hay Fuller cl.fuller@yahoo.com

Morgan was my 3rd great grandfather.  He was married to Olive and children were:  Truman, Charles, Joseph, James, Morgan - all were born in Gallia - would appreciate any help.


Hayner

Original settler: Spencer
Years: 1856

Contact: Larea Grause lgrause66@yahoo.com


Hayward

Original settler: Solomon
Years: 1818-1980
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: TILLAYE, NEAL, GARDNER, STEVENSON, NEWTON, ANDREWS, JEFFERS

Contact: Charlotte Fischer cfischer50@gmail.com

The Hayward family seems to have done a pretty good job of keeping track of itself - so I have lots of records and pictures.


Hazlett

Original settlers:
Years: 1839-1894
Township: Clay
Associated surnames: ROE, ALLMON, ROWE, WAUGH

Contact: Charles T. Hazelett: hazelettgen@yahoo.com


Henderson

Original settlers: John and Sarah Henderson
Years: 50
Associated surnames: FARRIS, BYRDS, RAMEY

Contact: Susie neuroticandstonedok@yahoo.com

John Henderson was married and had six kids by each wife. some of the kids names are America, Brady, Elijah, Sarah.


Henry

Original settler: William
Years: 1820-1860
Township: Perry
Associated surnames: Loucks

Ref: 1850 & 1860 census


Higgins

Original settler: Frank Harrison Higgins
Years: eighty years? Really don't know.
Township: Raccoon and in Gallipolis
Associated surname: BOSTER, HARRISON

Contact: Jody Milsap millerjody5@yahoo.com

Looking for information on my great grandfather's family. My great grandfather is Lawson Higgins born April 2, 1900. His mothers name was Sarah Viola "Ola" Boster.His fathers name is Frank Harrison. I do know that my great great granparents are buried in Macadonia.


Hill

Original settler: Isaac
Years: 1810 to 1865
Townships: Morgan, Springfield
Associated surnames: DENNY, RUSSELL, CARTER, MCCULLOUGH, STANLEY

Contact: D. Strong DHarmonStrong@Juno.com


Hill

Original settler: John Wesley Hill
Townships: Harrison, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: CORNELL, DIGGINS, ANGEL, PICKENS, MIDKIFF, HUGHES, CLIFF, COLLINS, HEMPHILL, ROSE, CLARK, LAND, CASEY, BICKENER, SMITH, THOMAS, CARPENTER, PAULEY, DENT, LOYD, BARCUS, LONG, THOMPSON, SMELTZER, HALLEY, ROACH

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Hixon

Original settler: George F. Hixon
Years: 1860 - abt. 1882
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: MORGAN, GRANT, MILLER, HANDLEY, EAKMAN, RICE, BROWN, WRIGHT

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net

My Hixon website: http://lindatrent.homestead.com/GeoFHixon.html


Holcomb

Original settler: Samuel Robert Holcomb
Years: 1810 - ?
Township: Cheshire
Associated surnames: MATTHEWS, DAVIS

Contact  Charles Bennett allaboard@yahoo.com


Houck

Original settler: Jesse Warren Houck
Years: 1840 - ?
Township: unknown
Associated surnames: HALL, WOOTEN, FORTH

Contact: W. P. Wooten Viajero15@Comcast.net

Jesse Warren Houck, Elizabeth Hall, or any relatives. Jesse disappeared after 1880? Where? Is he the Warren Houck in the 1900 Census?


Howell

Original settler: David
Years: 1850's into the 20th century
Township: Harrison
Assocoiated surnames: WOOD, UNROE

Contact: Barry Wood bwood@voanews.com

David Howell served in the Civil War in 1865 and drew a pension. John Howell, who served in the artillery, was probably a brother.


Hughes

Original settler: Richard "Llew Arfon"
Years: 1878-1910
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: THOMAS, EDWARDS, JONES, ROGERS

Contact: Rachel  rachellad@earthlink.net

Richard "Llew Arfon" Hughes was a singer and choir conductor in Northern Wales before coming to the US. It appears he came alone, but his parents are unknown at this time. Richard married Mary Thomas (dau. of Thomas Thomas and Mary Rhys, late of Cardiganshire, Wales) in Jackson County in 1878.  They lived in Centreville-Thurman until his death in 1893. His occupation is listed in the census as "Music Teacher." He was also known as "Professor Hughes" and, according to Olwen William's book "Now and Then in Centreville-Thurman," was a talented ventriloquist who performed locally and regionally. He died in 1893 at the age of 48. His wife never remarried, and raised their children (John L. - m. Myrtle Rogers, Joseph Thomas- m. ?, Jennie- m. George Edwards, Mabel-m Daniel Jones, Hugh Robert-m Gladys Gabrelle Thackara, and Mary Elizabeth aka "Minnie"- never married ) in Centreville0Thurman. While this town is officially in Jackson County, I am posting here as the family's records (vital and census) have been found in both counties, presumably because the town is right on the county border.


Hull

Original settler: Hiram
Years: 1850-1945
Townships: Raccoon, Springfield, Huntington, Morgan
Associated surnames: GOOCH, RADEKIN, DYER, JARVIS, FOSTER, GLASSBURN, VIERS

Contact: Deborah Hull stoogesweb3@yahoo.com


Huntley

Original settler: William Rufus Huntley
Years: 1819-1858
Townships: Wilksville & Huntington
Associated surnames: MAINARD/MINARD, GLEASON, LONG, SHIELDS, RUSSELL, DODRILL, LEWIS, PERKINS, MARTIN, VERNON, WITHERSPOON, MCCLAIN, HOLCOMB, DECKARD, CARDWELL

Contact: Virgil W. Huntley Virgil W. Huntley@snet.net

William Rufus Huntley's daughter, Betsey, born Marlow, NH 6 Jan 1801 married in Gallia County 18 Jan. 1819 John Mainard/Minard and (2) in Gallia County 24 Oct 1824 Lewis Gleason.


Ingels/Ingles

Original settler: Jesse a.k.a. Jefferson
Years: early 1800's
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: NORTHUP, GRANT, WADDELL

Contact: Lorraine lorhignight@yahoo.com

Ingels/Ingles families migrated from Ohio somewhere between 1853 and 1856 to Schuyler and Hancock Counties in Illinois. Jesse's wife is listed several ways as, Mary Martha, Martha Mary or Mary M


Jacobs

Original settlers: Rome
Years:
Township:

Contact: ktsamaesi@gmail.com


James

Original settlers: Matthias, John, William
Township: Green
Associated surnames: MCKEAN, ALLMAN, PROCTOR, PRITCHARD/PRITCHETT

Contacts: Mary James mljjames @yahoo.com


James

Original settler: David James
Years: 1844-1884 & 1920
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: TANNER, HAMM

Contact Audrey  Audrey6973@aol.com

I have been unable to locate the children, Margaret b. 1841, James b. 1842, both in Wales and William b. 1848 in Gallia County, OH.  The family immigrated to Gallia County in 1844.  Info on the other children: John, Mary Ann, David, and Hannah I have. Any help would be appreciated.


Johnson

Original settler: John W. Johnson, William York
Years: 1800-1885
Townships: Addison, Raccoon, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: YORK, SMITH

Contact: Morris A. Johnson johnson1550@wbhsi.net


Jones

Original settler: David D.
Years: 1830-1999
Townships: Raccoon, Huntington
Associated surnames: HENRY, KOONTZ, EAGLE, LAMP (LAMB)

Contact Jeanne Jones Jindra: jjindra@rio.edu

My ggggrandfather, David D. Jones, came to Gallia County from Pittsburgh around 1830. He brought wife Elizabeth Henry Jones and they purchased land in Raccoon Township. He was born in Penbryn Parish, Cardiganshire, Wales and Elizabeth was born in Llandysul, Cardiganshire, Wales. I believe he was a farmer and dealt in livestock. One of their sons, Henry D. Jones, married Mary S. K.oontz and they moved from Gallia County to Jackson County where he was a County Commissioner. One of their sons, Edwin F. Jones, Sr. started the Cambria Packing Co. with brother Luther M. Jones. Edwin married Stella Davis Jones and their only son, Edwin F. Jones, Jr. (my father) still lives in Jackson today.


Jones

Original settler: Theopolis Jones
Years: 1844-1880
Township: Raccoon

Contact: Julie Bishop msjbishop@hotmail.com

Theophilus Jones at age 47; b. 1803 in England
Home in 1850: Raccoon, Gallia, Ohio
Household: Theophlius Jones 47; Herrit Jones 44; Alfred Jones 21; George H. Jones 18;
                 James Jones 16; Harriet Jones 14; Ann Jones 8; Eliza Jones 6; Theophalus
                 Jones 4.
If you connect to these people I would love to hear from you. Thank you!