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Kirby

Original settler: Thomas J. Kirby
Years: 1840 to 1867
Township: [town] Adamsville
Associated surnames: BERKLEY, GREEN

Contact: Patricia Oliver  patriciaaoliver48@yahoo.com

According to the National Archives in Washington D.C. Thomas J Kirby lived there from about 1835 to 1867. Family came over from Virginia. Thomas married Lydia Berkley on Feb 15th 1849 in her fathers home. That is documented under marriage records in Gallia County. Thomas worked as a blacksmith in Rodney. Lydia lived in Addamsville. Thoams also worked at Gallia Furnance, and in places in Jackson and Scioto county. Present at their marriage was her father Thomas Berkley (who she lived with, mother passed away). Also present was William Kirby married to Lydia's sister, Lucy, married in June 1845 also documented in records, Lydia Ann Kirby wife of Issac Green and Lydia' sister Amanda. Thomas was in the Civil War, he enlisted they lived at Gallia Furnance.  He is buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery. He died in the Old Soliders Home. You can find him on ancestry.com., his history and his story.


Knox (Nox)

Original settlers: Name unknown.  Looking for Sarepta Knox
Years: By 1820
Township: Possibly Raccoon
Associated surnames: MORAN

Contact: Rachel starcitycowgirl@gmail.com


Lambert

Original settlers: William, Amy Anna (Annie)
Year: 1817
Township: Greenfield
Associated surnames: ROSE, LEE, MOSSBARGER

Contact: Erin Rettke erettke@yahoo.com


Land

Original settlers: Lewis and Elijah
Years: Uncertain
Township: Possibly Raccoon in Gallia County & Milton Twp. in Jackson County
Associated surnames: Elijah Land (LANE) married Didama (Diadama) LEE on Oct. 9, 1825 in Gallia County Court of Common Pleas (Vol. 1, page 145)

Contact: Richard D. Land richardland@hotmail.com

Lewis and Elijah were brothers. It is believed that they and a third brother named George ( who resided in Indiana) were born in Virginia to Thomas Land (who died abt. 1810). After migrating to Ohio Lewis was a justice of peace in Gallia County for a time and died 1 Feb 1844. After marrying in Gallia County in 1825, Elijah resided in Milton Twp. of Jackson County with three sons under age of 5 yrs according to 1830 census. My gggrandfather, John Lewis Land, is believed to be a fourth son born 29 Jun 1831 in Jackson County who was married tiwce, lived in NE, MO and IA and raised a family of twelve. I am still seeking proof that Elijah is his father.


Lanthorn

Original settler: Abel Lewis
Years: 1853 - present
Townships: Clay, Guyan, Ohio, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: NEAL, HIVELY, GOTHARD, CHICK, WETHERHOLT, KEMP, HAZLETT, CLARK, BUSH, CORNELL, LANIER, JEFFERS, HALLEY, WOLFE, CALL, GATEWOOD, EBLIN, WATSON, KINDER, KUHN, MONTGOMERY, ALLMON, BURCHAM, RICHARDS, CROMLISH,

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Lanthorn

Original settler: Unknown
Years:
Township: Green

Contact: Kathy Lanthorn hwknskthrn@yahoo.com

My maiden name is Katherine Elaine Lanthorn...I am 45 and I would like any information you have on the surname Lanthorn...My grandmother and grandfather both lived in Gallipolis. My grandfather is Clyde Lanthorn, his sons were Alvin, Thomas and Lewis Lanthorn.....Alvin lived in Lockborne, ohio when he died, Thomas lived in Columbus, ohio when he died (My dad)and Lewis lived in chillicothe, ohio when he died. They are all deceased.


Lee

Original settler: Obadiah Harrison Lee
Years: 1817-
Township: Greenfield
Associated surnames: MOSSBARGER, WOOD, ROSE, MCDANIEL, PROSE, SMITH, ZUMWALT, MILLER, FOSTER, WRIGHT, BEAVER, WOOTEN, BUSH COTTON, SAUDER, CALLENDER

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Logue

Original settler: Samuel
Years: 1801 +
Township: Morgan
Associated surnames: GROSS, ROBINSON, FULTON, RIFE, BING, THOMPSON, LANGDON, GLENN, WILLIAMS, WHITMAN, SAWYERS, JONES, GOOCH

Contacts: Karen Siebert ash689@aol.com


Lowry

Original settler: Jeremiah
Years: 1800-1832
Township: Addison
Associated surname: Siple

Carole Ulmer culmer33@yahoo.com


Lusher

Original settler: John Irvin Lusher
Years: 1818 - 1896
Township: Harrison
Associated surnames: SMITH, NIDAY, WILLIAMS, CARTER, CALDWELL, SHEETS

Contact: Ralph H. Lusher rhlusher@insightbb.com


Lyle

Original settler: Isaac
Years: 1865 ((1843 in Meigs)
Township: Cheshire
Associated surnames: REYNOLDS, COUGHENOUR, BELL

Contact: Jean Hoffman djhoff@ix.netcom.com


Malone

Original settlers: Samuel and Susan C.
Years: 5-10 years
Township: Springfield
Associated Surnames: SMITH

Contact: Donna Voss Ryles defonda@hotmail.com

Samuel M. Malone was a Methodist Episcopal minister, he married Susan C. Smith, daughter of Christopher and Mary Hank Smith. Samuel lived in Columbiana County as a young man, marrying Susan. In addition to being a minister, he was also a carpenter.  1860 census shows them living in Springfield Township in Gallia County. Susan died between 1861-1862. Samuel then married her sister, Mary Virginia Smith. The family moved to Jackson County, Ohio in 1870 and then moved to Missouri in 1880. Samuel was the son of Jacob and Ann Bradfield Malone.


Martt/Mart

Original Settler: Nathanial Martt
Years: 1822 onward
Township: Walnut and Harrison
Associated Surnames: BIGGS, NEAL, SHEETS, FOWLER

Contact: WADE homart.borsli@msa.hinet.net

I'm looking for information on the Martt/Mart family...any photos.. 1822-1900's.


Mayes

(see Bonecutter)


McCall

Original settler: James
Years: 1803--
Associated surnames: NORTHUP, HALE, PHELPS, BELLAMY, WILLIAMS, SCOTT, TROXEL

Contact: Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com


McCarley

Original settler: John
Years: 1804-1806
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: CARR, DENNY, GLEN, BOGGS, HARTSOOK, GOOCH, WARNER, WOOD, GLASSBURN, COATS, WALP

Contact: Karen Siebert ash689@aol.com


McCarty

Original settler: Jonas
Year: 1790
Township: Cheshire
Associated surnames: SWISHER, ZIRKLE, ROUSH, COUGHENOUR

Contact: Kathy Wilmot kwilmot@atcjet.net


McCulley

Original settlers: Rolla, Jackson and John W. McCulley
Years: 1830's to 1840's
Township: Gallipolis
Associated Surnames: CALVIN, DEVERS, HIXSON

Contact: Barbara L. Wilkinson wilmilgeokin@hotmail.com


McFann

Original settlers: Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Keister McFann
Years: Beginning 1870's
Township: Ohio
Associated Surnames: KEISTER, RIGGS, THEVINER, ROE, CRAWFORD

Contact Lynn Shaw lynnshaw@yahoo.com

Andrew Jackson McFann and his wife, Elizabeth Keister McFann, erected a large home in the 1870's on the Ohio River in Ohio Twp. where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Together, they had 7 children.  A. J. McFann was a former Prosecuting Attorney in Portsmouth.


McHale

Original settler: Anthony McHale
Years: Born 1897
Associated surnames: LEWIS

Contact: msmchyms@sbcglobal.net

Mother & father, Anthony McHale and Anna Lewis had son John Anthony McHale born in Gallipolis. He moved to Columbus, Ohio later and married Dorthy Jones. We have no other records or history about family. Would like to know more.


McLain

Original settler: John McLain
Years: 1790-1893
Townships: Huntington, Wilkesville
Associated surnames: HINSHILLWOOD

Contact: montanacities@yahoo.com

Attempting to determine birth, marriage & death (~1830-1840) dates for John McLain (born in Maryland but all or most of his children were born in Gallia Co.) Also need confirmation of his wife's maiden name - we think her first name was Elizabeth. Son is also John McLain & he married Jane Hinshillwood Nov 10, 1844 in Gallia Co. The younger John was born Jun 1, 1819 Wilkesville, Gallia Co. & died Jul 21, 1893 Wilesville, Vinton Co.


McMullen

Original settler: Edward Tate
Years: 1794-18--
Townships: Addison, Huntington
Associated surnames: MARTINDALE, EWING, HOLCOMB, ROBINSON, MCGHEE, BOGGS

Contact: Cheryl McMillin Miller


Michau

Original settlers: John (Jean) Alexander and Jeanne Michau
Years: 1790-1799
Township: Gallipolis
Associated names: Dr. Antoine SAUGRAIN

Contact: Mary Perdue Tapp maryperduetapp3@gmail.com


Miller

Original Settlers: John & Mary (Polly) Miller
Years:1837-1870
Township: Addison
Associated Surnames: MCFARLIN (MCFARLAND), COFFMAN, MARSHALLl, ROBERTSON, MIGHT, SEARLES, COBB, CONKLIN

Contact: Beth Gregory jandbgregory@bellsouth.net

John & Mary (Polly)married in 1837 in Gallia Co. Children listed as: Hannah (George) Coffman, Aldia/Alda, Mary Jane (Andrew) Marshall, William Henry, Jacob, Riley, James Robert (my ggrandfather).


Miller

Original Settler: William Pleasant Miller
Year: 1920
Township:

Contact: Jean switchkeys@yahoo.com


Miller

Original Settler: Harry Miller
Years: 1906-1919
Township: Addison
Associated surname: KINSER

Contact: Roberta Delong shuttle@embarqmail.com

Trying to find info on Harry's death in 1919 buried in Meigs County but don't know reason for death. This is my grandfather.


Moore

Original settler: Caleb
Year: 1830
Township: Springfield
Associated surnames: WALTER, FEE

Contact: Cheryl Enyart trayne1837inc@yahoo.com

Looking for any Moore who could have been a father or sibling to Caleb Moore b.1815 Va, married 1838 to Rebecca Walter. Also looking for Jacob and Elizabeth Walter(s) decendants.


Morgan

Original settler: John Morgan
Years: 1862-1866
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: MERRELL/MERRILL, WILLIAMS, HIXON, CHICK, TOPE, etc.

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net

My John Morgan and Jemima Merrell website: http://lindatrent.homestead.com/JohnMorgan.html


Muenz

Original settler: Conrad Muenz
Years: 1945-1902
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: KING, SAFFORD, WALKER

Contact: Florian Schmidt flo.schmidt@arcor.de


Murphy

Original settlers: Josiah Murphy and Anna Elizabeth Moore
Years: 1824-1890
Township: Springfield
Associated surnames: MURRAY, DENNY, FEE, AMOS

Contact: Jacqueline Murray jackieannmurray@msn.com


Murray

Original settlers: Charles P. Murray & Mary J. Topping
Years: 1822-1864
Township: Springfield
Associated surnames: MURPHY

Contact: Jackie Murray jackieannmurray@msn.com

Charles and Mary were married 12/20/1859; their son, Royal Murray, was born 1/15/1861 in Springfield Township, Gallia County.  Mary's second husband was John Hawk, whom she married in 1865 when Charles did not return from the Civil War.


Murray

Original settlers: Peter & Robert Murray
Years: 1845 to present
Township: Morgan
Associated surnames: RUSSELL, HARMON

Contact: Sharon Walton jswsaw@greenapple.com

     Peter Murray b. 1786 Ireland, and children Robert, Elizabeth, Nancy and Susannah moved to Gallia Co. from Columbiana Co., OH abt. 1845 and settled in Morgan Twp..  He died in 1860. Son Robert b.1834 married Mary Jane Russell b.1837 OH in 1851 and had five children, Peter, Nancy, Susan, Eunice and John R. Murray.
     Robert died in 1865 after serving in the Civil War. John R. Murray married Eunice Harmon in 1884 and she died following the birth of their third child in 1893.


Mutters

Original settler: Fred
Years: ?-1971
Township: ?
Associated surnames: ?

Contact: Rita redoakrita@insightbb.com

I am looking for relatives of Fred Mutters Jr. or Sr. who lived in Gallopolis, Oh. part of his life.
Fred Mutters Sr.  born 1882 -1951 Cincinnati, Oh
Fred Mutters Jr.       1912 -1971 Gallopolis, Ohio    They have ties also to Va. and W. Va.


Myers

Original settlers: John William & Mary Polly
Years: 1828-1887
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: ALBRIGHT, BERRY, FOX, HANDLIN, PYLES

Contact: Jeffrey Lee Hayes Hiestzie76@aol.com


Naret

Original settler: Edouard (Edward)
Years: 1815-1843
Township: Gallipolis Village
Associated surnames: PITRAT, BEARD, BAER, HENKING

Contact: Peggy Youngs peggy.youngs@gmail.com

Have information on the Naret family in France


Neal

Original settler: Henry Hardin Neal
Years: 1820 - ?
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: HAYWARD, CAMPBELL, NASH, SMITH, SAFFORD, CLENDENIN, HIBBARD

Contact: Charlotte Fischer cfischer50@gmail.com

The Neal family lived several doors away from the Haywards on Third Street in the late 1800's so my grandmother (Helen Irene Hayward Jones) seemed to know quite a bit about them. Also, her grandmother was a Neal. From her informaiton, I've been able to find connections to other Neal families. The ladies back then seemed to be very interested in genealogy and so tracked down revolutionary war records, and family connections so they could join the DAR and the Mayflower Society. And they never threw a scrap of paper away !!


Nida

Original settler: Peter
Years: 1828-present
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: CLARK, CALDWELL, BLANKENSHIP, DRUMMOND, MCCALL

Contact: Larry Rauch larau@mac.com

Peter Nida and his wife, Elizabeth Shuck Nida, and their twelve children left Virginia sometime between 1828-1831, coming to Gallia County, Ohio.


Norman

Original settler: John
Township:
Associated surnames: Ann Kenyon SIMES,

Contacts: Donna Hunter Dasieduke6@aol.com


Northup

Original settler: Daniel
Years: 1806-1811
Township: Harrison
Associated surnames: HAMPTON, MCCALL, SYLER

Contact: Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com


Null

Original settler: William
Years: May 18, 1910
Township:
Associated surnames: SUNDAY

Contact: Lena Slauf 2mookie@roadrunner.com


Oney

Original settler: Richard Oney
Years: 1845-1852
Township: Greenfield

Contact: Robert Meyer RWMEYER@MAC.COM

Owney Cemetery: Located in section 14 about 600 feet northeast of lake on Call-Fultz Road. Richard Owney’s grave marked by Lilac bush b. 1782 d. 1852
Census: Home in 1850: Greenfield, Gallia, Ohio
Lived in Miami Co. for many years; His son, John, born there 1834


Perry

Original settler: Joshua
Years: 1819-1835
Associated surnames: SCURLOCK, POWERS

Contact: Michelle Kennedy Byrd run2web@earthlink.net


Phillips

Original settler: Ross Phillips
Years: 1883-1940
Township: (Towns) Vinton, Bidwell-Porter
Associated surnames: WARD, HANGER, LOVE

Contact: Debbie Grider dganddw@netzero.com

My name is Debbie Phillips Grider. I have been living in Texas for about 30 plus years. I am so interested in anything about my father's family. I have only been back to Ohio about 3 times, therefore, my search for my roots has been mostly on the web. Thank you in advance for any and all information about the Phillips, Wards, Hangers, and Loves. The towns of Vinton, Bidwell and Porter are all the information I have to start with. I hope to return to my family's home in the near future.  Thanks again.


Pickens

Original settler: Joseph
Years; 1800-1920
Associated surnames: WHITE, GREEN

Contact: Marilyn moenpin2@msn.com


Pithoud

Original settler: Philip Augustus
Years: 1790-1803
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: WATT

Contact: Alan Pruitt alan.pruitt@gmail.com

Philip Augustus PITHOUD/PITHEAU/PETHOUD sailed from Le Havre, France in Feb 1790 and arrived in Alexandria VA in May 1790. French Five Hundred member. Land record signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison because of French Grant. Phillip and Nancy had three children; John Pithoud, Francis Pithoud, and Ruth Pithoud. I am descended from Mary Alice Pethoud (b. 1854, d. 1932). 1796 in OH census for Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH. 1795 part of OH early land ownership records.


Plymale

Original settler: Hugh
Years: 1820 and onward
Township: Clay
Associated surnames: COTTRELL, MARTINDALE, BERRIDGE, HALLEY, IRION, GILBERT, BAY, CRAFT, BROTHERS

Contact: Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com


Queen

Original settlers: William W. & Rebecca A. (Brooks) Queen
Years: 1852--
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: Brooks, GILLIAN or GILLILAN, NEAL, NIDAY, MOSIER, DUNEHUGH, STRAIGHT, SHELTON, MILLER, BANDY, BAKER, COTTRILL, PARSONS, & many more.

Contact: Carl E. Queen carle328@gmail.com

The Queen descendants have married into many other lines, far too many to list here, but if you have a connection to them let me know and we can compare notes. I have also joined a Queen DNA Test group that connects this line to Charle Queen, Jr. of Harrison County, West Virginia. I hope to be able to get information to connect to Ireland or Scotland as the DNA test shows we are connected to those areas of the world.


Rawson

Original settler: James Rawson
Years: Abt. 1822-1825
Townships: Raccoon, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: CLINE, GIBBONS, VARNEY

Contact: Alison Franks agfranks@comcast.net

I am the Archivist of the Rawson Family Association. The Gallia Co., Rawsons descend from Edward 1 Rawson, 1st Secretary of the MA Bay Colony.


Rees

Original settlers: Evan and Ann
Years: 1835-1896
Township: Perry
Associated surnames: RICHARDS, DAVIS, EVANS

Contact: Dick Roberts robsj@zoomnet.net

Evan E. Rees was the Grandfather of my Granfather Evan E. Reese (note Grandpa
added the e to his name and the only one of his four brothers to do so. I believe
his brothers were Daniel, Thomas, John and sister Elizabeth. They live as
young people in the Cora area of Perry township.


Rees

Original settlers: Charles and Elizabeth (Parry)
Years: after 1820
Township: Raccoon
Associated Surnames: EVANS, MORGAN

Contact: Karen Seibert ash689@aol.com


Rice

Original settlers: James & Violetta Rice
Years: 1812 +
Associated Surnames: KEETON

Contact: Gene Patterson: dgpatterson@earthlink.net

Was living in Gallia County in 1812.  Married in Gallia 1815.  Later lived in Jackson, Athens, and Vinton Counties.  Moved to Indiana 1856.


Richards

Original settlers: Ann, Thomas
Years:1840-1913
Township: Raccoon
Associated Surnames: THOMAS, TANNER, SIMS

Contact: Kathie Gifford kgifford@paonline.com


Richardson

Original settlers: John & Elizabeth (Manrihg) Richardson
Years: 1807-1850
Townships: Raccoon; possible Green
Associated Surnames: GOLDEN, DEERING, HUNTER, CAUDILL, SITES, SOMMERS, SUMMERS, LOVE, HACKWORTH, COON, BALLARD, MILLER, CLARK & many others.

Contact: Tammy Kroger thekrogers@aol.com 

If anyone has any information on the above the mentioned families I would love to hear from you. I am also willing to share any information that I have with you. Most settled in Lawrence Co., Oh with a few ending up in Washington Co., Iowa and Covington, Kenton Co., Ky.      


Roberts

Original settlers: Peter JL, Mahlon Roberts, Peter and Pamela
Years: 1820-1857
Townships: Wilkesville, Springfield
Associated Surnames: TERRY, SWEET

Contact: Jean Roberts jroberts@mksisters.org


Robinson

Original settlers: John & Clara
Years: 1900
Township: Gallipolis
Associated surnames: THOMAS

Contact: Joyce jar422@aol.com


Rose

Original settler: Amy
Years: 1818 1855
Township: Greenfield

Contact: Erin Rettke erettke@yahoo.com


Rose

Original settler: Uriah
Years: 1822 - present
Townships: Raccoon, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: GASKINS, STONE, LEE, BEAVER, EVANS, DECKARD, WALTERS, HILL, SHAMBLIN, FITCH, BREWER

Contact: Kathy Lynch kathy@lyntronics.com


Ross

Original Settler: Joseph W. Ross
Years: 1805-1850
Townships: Perry & elsewhere
Associated surnames: BURRIS, HOLCOMB, CLINE/RAWSON

Contact: Gary E. Young ygeyoung@aol.com

    Joseph W. Ross had married in 1801 in Greenbrier Co Va to Sarah DEW and came to Gallia Co by 1805.  They had (among others):  Charlotte (m Wm Burris Jr of Jackson Co),  William (m Martha), James Madison (drowned 1838), Mary Jane (m Samuel Robert Holcomb and moved to Van Buren Co Iowa),  Margaret Mahala (m John Vinton Holcomb and moved to Van Buren Co Iowa).
     Joseph W Ross married 2nd in 1829 to the widow Mary (Cline) Rawson and had three other children (one unknown):  Francis M. Ross and Charles Ross.
     Joseph W Ross represented Gallia Co in the Ohio legislature,  Captain in War of 1812,  etc.   Seeking parentage and other siblings.


Ruffner

Original Settler: Samuel Ruffner
Years: About 1820
Township: Unknown
Associated surnames: DAGUES

Contact: Elain ereilers@rpt.coop

Samuel was born into a wealthy family in Virginia and was burned as a baby in his crib and was handicapped throughout his life and appears that he was somewhat shuned by his family.  I have information that he and his family moved to Gallia County or perhaps even Fairfield County where his younger brother moved to.  I have no idea where he died or how his ancesters ended up in Arkansas.  Any information would be helpful. Elaine


Russell

Original settler: Charles
Years: Early 1800's - 1881
Township: Springfield (Porter)
Associated surnames: NOLAND, SHORT, GRAVES

Contact: Connie Fleming clfleming13@hotmail.com

Charles Russell (1796-1839) was awarded land in Ohio for service during the American Revolution. From part of that land, he founded Porter in 1820's. His son, William, Sr (1796-1881, mother Noland) inherited some of the land. I am looking for a connection to William, Jr. (1830-1909 mother Sarah Jane Short). He left 1876 for Kansas and died there.


Saunders

Original settlers: Robeert & Susan Isabella Alford Saunders
Years: 50
Township: Harrison

Contact: Marilyn McBane catgocoons@comcast.net

I am the great-grandaughter of Robert & Susan Alford Saunders & grandaughter of Luella Saunders.


Sawyer[s]

Original settler: Thomas Sawyer
Years: 1803-1863 (death)
Township: Springfield
Associated surnamesa; CAMPBELL, LAWLESS, ENTSMINGER, FUTTON/FULTON, SMITHERS, GLASSBURN etc.

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net

Thomas is First Families of Ohio, and First Families of Gallia County, and Ohio River Pioneers. For my website on Thomas Sawyers (fully footnoted) see: http://lindatrent.homestead.com/ThomasSawyers.html


Scurlock

Original settler: Hugh
Years: 1806-?
Associated surnames: FRIEND, PERRY, POOR, BUCK, RANDEL

Contact: Michelle Kennedy Byrd run2web@earthlink.net


Searls

Original settlers: Gideon and Cassander
Years: 1824-1837
Townships: Cheshire, Morgan
Associated surnames: RUTHERFORD

Contact: Selma bearfoot@tds.net

Gideon and Cassander Rutherford were md in 1818 Gallia Co. OH. May be the son of Samuel S W Searls, who was in the 1820n census. Gideon had 10 children by Cass, they were: John, Samuel, Gideon, Madison, Wilson, Ben F, Wm, George W, Mary & another daughter. In 1838, he md Sarah Hill Lyon and moved into Meigs Co. They had: Andrew J, Jacob Homer, Abigail, Melissa, Sarah, Charles, & Elza A. Would like to hear from anyone working on the family. Poss. siblings are: Sweetland & Lurana who also md ini Gallia Co. in 1819.


Sheets

Original settlers: George, Sr.
Years: approximately 1806-1859
Townships: Guyan
Associated surnames: HENRY, GATEWOOD, CALDWELL, TROWBRIDGE, BAILEY

Contact: Marjorie Gilliam Wood mlwood@eurekanet.com

My Sheets family goes through both my Great-grandparents, Perry Clayton & Emma Rowena Caldwell Gatewood. William Sheets was married to Elizabeth Henry(Emma's grandparents), his half brother George, Jr. was married to Anna Henry(P.C.'s grandparents). I do not know the name of George Sr. wife but have been given names that I have just to prove. Also, I am not sure the connection of Anna and Elizabeth Henry. I have been told they are sisters and have also been told they were cousins, still trying to prove which is correct.


Sims

Original settlers: John & wife Hannah, & children Thomas, Hannah, William
Years: 1830-1919
Townships: Greenfield, Madison
Associated surnames: HAPTONSTALL, NORMAN, DAVIES, SHELTON, HEDGES, RICHARDS, CHERRINGTON

Contact: Kathie Gifford kgifford@paonline.com


Sims/Simes/Simms

Original settler: Burrell
Years: early 1800's-1893
Township: Guyan
Associated surnames: WILLIAMS, HARMON, STEVERS, GATEWOOD

Contact: Marjorie Gilliam Wood mlwood@eurekanet.com

I am still searching information on Burrell Sims/Simes/Simms, Sr's father and believe his name was John. Still trying to prove this information as Burrell was born in North Carolina. Jacque Wooley and I have a Sims cousins website for anyone that would be interested in reading information and view photos on this family. You can contact Jacque or myself for an invitation to the site.

The Sims and Williams families have many brothers & sisters to marry over the years which resulted in many years of Sims/Williams family reunions in Crown City, Ohio.


Skinner

Original settlers: Asahel and 13 children
Years: 1816-1821
Township: Addison
Associated surnames: GOULD, EVERTON + 20 for all the children

Contact: Ginny Kane lethaH@aol.com

Asahel like others was in Meigs after 1821.  Have his 21 children and spouses including the two daughters that stayed in PA near Erie.


Smith

Original settler: Solomon Smith
Years: 1818-1860
Townships: Raccoon, Huntington, Springfield
Associated surnames: HARTSOOK, BURLILE, HALE, RUPE

Kathy Leeson kleeson@iowatelecom.net

Solomon was born 1786 in Maryland, married Catherine Hartsook Jan. 12, 1812 in Augusta Co. Virginia. It's claimed the Hartsooks came to Gallia Co. following the death of their father in 1817, exact date unknown. In 1820 Solomon is living next to his brother in law Jacob Hartsook. Solomon's known children were Sarah Burlile, George W., Elizabeth Hale, Mary Rupe, & Christina. There are at least 2 more unknown sons. Solomon's wife Catherine died shortly after 1840, no info on her death. He married Christina Lewis, a widow, on Sept. 10, 1846. Each had a daughter marry that day in a triple wedding. He last appeared in the 1860 census in Gallia Co., date of death unknown.


Stevers

Original settlers: George & Margaret Stevers
Years: 1838-present
Townships: Raccoon, Guyan, Ohio
Associated Surnames: BAUMGARDNER, BELLEVILLE, BURNETT, CANTERBERRY, CLAGG, CLONCH, COFER, COX, DAY, DENNEY, DEWEY, EVANS, FRALEY, GROVES, HALLEY, HASKINS, HERBERT, HUGHES, LANIER, LEUSCHNER, LEWIS, LINDOW, LOCKHART, MAROLT, MARTIN, MASON, MOORE, PLYMALE, RIGGS, SAGER, SCOTT, SHEETS, SNYDON, SOUTHERS, SOWARDS, STEPHENSON, WALLACE, WAUGH, WELLS, WETHERHOLT, WILLIAMS, WINDOM, YOUNG

Contact: Diana Stevers diannnka@aol.com


Stewart

Original settler: Archibald
Years: 1850-1880
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: ATWOOD

Contact: fjacobs52@cinci.rr.com

I am looking for informaiton on my Great Great Great Grandfather Archibald Stewart. He was married to Elizabeth Atwood in 1815 in Muskilnghum County, OH.


Stewart

Original settler: Jesse
Years: 1830-?
Townships: Harrison, Clay, Ohio
Associated Surnames: JEFFERS, MCKINLEY, CLARK, CREMEENS

Contact: Kathleen Anderson kranderson951@hotmail.com

Jesse Stewart was born abt. 1789 in Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania. He married Jean Jeffers (b. abt 1793 Ireland) on 22 Aug 1811 in Jefferson Co., Ohio. They had 12 children--most of whom settled in Gallia County. One son, Mahlon, went to Wisdconsin to settle. I would be interested to find any Stewart descendants.


Stewart

Original settlers: George S., Robert S. & George E. Stewart
Years: 1825-1940
Townships: Walnut, Guyan, Harrison
Associated surnames: STEVERS, BOSTIC/BOSTICK, BRUCKER, CREMEENS, BRUMFIELD, NOTTER, BELLVILLE, MYERS, NULL, NEAL.

Contact: Russ Stewart brendastewart11@yahoo.com

George S. Stewart, my ggg-grandfather, received a land bounty from his service during the War of 1812 and migrated to Gallia County by way of Muskingum County and McConnelsville. His son, Robert, married Philora Stevers. Their son, James E., married Mary Brucker. Some connections include Levi Cremeens, Samuel Null, Leonard Brucker, Enoch B. Myers, Plymale, Herbert Notter, and Grandstaff.


Stone

Original settler: Benjamin
Years: abt. 1820
Township: Morgan
Associated surnames: WILSON, HANCOCK, LIDDY, ENO, SWICK

Contact: Marylou Hill queenbasket@aol.com


Strong

Original settler: Horatio
Years: 1790 to 1825
Township:
Associated surnames: NEWTON

Contact: D. Strong DharmonStrong@Juno.com


Swanson

Original settler: Dennis Swanson, Benjamin Swanson, Henry Clinton Swanson
Years: 1818--
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: MATTHEWS, SHERRITT, KYRE, FREEHOLDER

Contact: Julia Swanson Woods jwoods@alltel.net

I have been researching the Swanson/Matthews line for a number of years. I have proven and been accepted into the Ohio First Families of Gallia County for Swanson and Matthews line. I am willing to share information and still have a lot of info I would like to obtain.


Swick

Original settler: Martin
Years: abt. 1845
Township: Morgan
Associated Surnames: BASS, MCLASKEY, RUSSELL, ROUSH, STONE, HUGHES, DENNEY, GOULD

Contact: Marylou Hill queenbasket@aol.com


Swisher

Original settler: George and son, Solomon
Year: 1800
Township: Cheshire
Associated Surnames: ROUSH, MCCARTY

Contact: trayne1837inc@yahoo.com

I am looking for information that establishes the parentage of Solomon Swisher to his father George Swisher. I would also like to know if anyone has found the father of George Swisher. He married Dorothea (Dolly) Roush the daughter of Jacob Roush. I would like to Join DAR and need this father son link established. THANKS


Swords

Original settler: Aaron Swords
Years: 1848
Township: Harrison, (Walnut?)
Associated Surnames: HOUCK, SANDERS, HIGGINS, SMITH

Contact: Harold Sword(s) sword13@gmail.com

Aaron Swords 1818? to 6/20/1879; Civil War Veteran (Co.G.,1st Reg, OVHA)
Houck Cemetery Row5/Grave48, (with son James & America Swords).
M. Susanna Carr 5/25/1848 Gallia Co. Father of Wm Allen Swords 1849-1886 and Gr-Father of Wm Kelly Swords and his brother Clayton Swords etc, See Mason Twnshp, Lawrence Co, Ohio census 1870. Seeking Info on Family of Origin & Houck Family cousin connection.
FrCoGenHistSoc


Tanner

Original settler: William G. & wife Mary Jane & son Nathan S.
Years: 1850-1900
Township: Perry
Associated Surnames: TIBBS, WICKLINE, RICHARDS

Contact: Kathie Gifford kgifford@paonline.com


Tanner

Original settler: William Winfield
Years: 1850-1900
Associated Surnames: HUGHES, WISE

Contact: Patricia Hampton babybibs2@windstream.net


Taylor

Original settler: Frederick
Years: 1818-1830
Townships: Raccoon, Addison
Associated Surnames: THOMAS, SEARLS, RUSSEL, MARSHAL, LEMLEY, GROSS, SURBER, STANLEY, HALFHILL, YOUNG, WEEDMAN, BARRON, CONKLIN, SMITH, CHAPMAN, CREMENS, RUMMEL

Contact: Judi jjwherebee@aol.com


Terry

Original settlers: David, Paul, Gershom
Years: From 1810
Township: Vinton
Associated Surnames: Roberts

Contact: Jean Roberts jroberts@mksisters.org

Peter Roberts Jr. married Mary Sweet in NY.  They came to Ohio around 1820. One of their sons, Leland, married Mary B(ethania) Terry. Her parents were David Terry and Mariah Roberts. The parents of this Mariah were Peter and Pamala Roberts. I need help in identifying this Peter and Pamala. Was Mahlon Roberts of Gallia/Meigs Co. Mariah's brother? Any help welcomed.


Terry

Original settlers: Paul Sr., Bethia, Paul Jr., Abner
Years: 1798-1860
Township: Wilkesville
Associated surname: Collins

Contact: Eileen   e328@aol.com

Paul Terry sr came to Gallia County abt 1798 from Canada.He had been a Loyalist during the war so had to flee to Canada. He married Bethia there.  When he returned he brought his wife and 5 or 6 children. Paul sr and Paul jr are my 2 ans 3 grgrandfathers. Paul jr`s son David Edward Terry is my grgrandfather and John Terry born 1867 my grandfather,. I would like to find any information about any of them and will pay what is required.


Thevenin

Original settler: Nicholas Thevenin
Years: 1790-1850
Township: Clay
Associated surnames: MOIN, LOUCKS

Contact: Laurie Thivener lac861@yahoo.com

Thevenin (Thivener)originally from LeHavre, France.  Of the original "French 500" who settled in the area. Petitioned for and awarded Lot #2 by President G. Washington in the French Land Grant after the Scioto Land Co scheme.  Yellowtown(later called The Village of Thivener)developed around the mill he operated with his son Collin.


Thiviner

Contact: Don B. Bane donbbane@aol.com


Tope

Original settler: George W. Tope
Years: 1851-1898
Townships: Harrison & Walnut
Associated surnames: MORGAN, EACHUS, DRUMMOND, HURON, CARTER-MONROE, CREMEENS, WHITE, IRWIN, CARTER, BICKLE, CHICK, WARNER, THORNTON, DONALDSON

Contact: Linda Trent linda_trent@att.net


Troutman

Original settler: Peter
Years: 1844 1934
Township: Morgan
Associated surnames: WALTERS

Contact: Jacqueline Murray jackieannmurray@msn.com


Vance

Original settler: Thomas
Year: 1818
Township: Morgan
Associated Surnames: COLWELL, DENNEY, MCCLASKEY, SMITH, WOODS

Contact: Robert Lee Vance vanleer@att.net


Wallace

Original settler: James
Years: 1850 - (James & Martha Wallace on 1850 Hungington census)
Township: Huntington
Associated surnames: WHITE

Contact: Sharon Hiser shiser8274@wowway.com

James b. abt. 1792 in Va.  Martha b. abt. 1794 in N.C. There were other Wallace families in Gallia county, but not sure of their relationship. Their daughter Jane Wallace, b. Jun 17, 1838 in Gallia County, m. John White on Nov. 27, 1857, in Gallia County.  John & Jane resided in Huntington Twp. until around 1900 when they moved to Perry County & lived with their daughter, Minnie May (White) Lloyd.


Ward

Original settler: Daniel S.
Years: 1861-1889
Townships: Vanceton (Morgan Center)
Associated surnames: ROUSH, VANCE

Contact: Joel Harris jharris@anvilcorp.com


Warnock

Original settler: Robert John Francis Warnock
Years: 1815-1835
Townships: Perry, Gallipolis

Contact: David G. Warnock dwarnock@uab.edu

My great-great- grandfather Francis Warnock married Sarah Cline in Gallia on Dec 20, 1821


Waugh

Original settler: David Waugh
Years: 1810-183-
Associated surnames: HARLESS

Contact: R. Cronin RCRONIN@cff.rr.com

David Waugh married a Mary or Polly - possibly Harless. They took up farming in Lawrence County where they lived out their lives - both living into their 70's. They had a number of children, first born being Sarah J in 1831


White

Original settler: John
Years: 1857 - 1880
Township: Huntington
Associated surnames: WALLACE

Contact: Sharon Hiser shiser002@columbus.rr.com

John White (from Pa.) m. Jane Wallace [dau. of James & Martha Wallace - see Wallace surname above] Nov. 27, 1857 in Gallia County. They had the following children: James A. (1861), Damaras (1872), Ida E. (1877), Amos (1863), George (1874), Minnie May (1879), Susannah (1865), Effie Carrie (1876-78), William (1869), John (1876).


White

Original settler: David Allen White
Years: 1800 - present
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: TOPPING, CHILDERS

Contact: Colin W. Baird HRshop94@aol.com

David Allen White was born in Gallia County, Ohio on April 4, 1835. He was the father of Charles, William, Carrie, Francis, Daisy, Flossie and Lewis. Charles spent his entire life in Gallia County. William moved to Montrose Colorado for health reasons. Carrie married Charles Topping of Racoon Twp. and they both died in Wood County, Ohio. Francis married Fred Childers and spent her entire life in Gallia County. Daisy married Charles Childers, and spent her entire life in Gallia County. Flossie spent her entire life in Gallia County. Lewis spent his entire life in Gallia County. I would appreciate any information about this family.


White

Original settler: Samuel White
Years: 1846-1875
Township: Huntington, Green
Associated surnames: MASTERSON, MONFORT, SHERROD, MATTHEWS, WRIGHT, WADDELL, NIXON, VAUGHN, RUTROFF, BUZZARD, McLEISH, FRY, ABBOTT, ZIMMERMAN

Contact: Linda White lindakincaidwhite@gmail.com

Samuel Lewis White, born Shenandoah Valley, VA 10 Feb 1803, died Zaleski, Vinton, OH, 26 Dec 1875. m. Rebecca Wilson Masterson. Looking for siblings of Samuel Lewis and their descendants.


Willcox - Wilcox

Original settlers: Stephen, Hiram, William Hilton, Wellington Ross
Years: 1818-1877
Townships: Huntington, Morgan
Associated surnames:  BUTLER, GLENN, HILTON, NILES

Contact: G. Willcox strayboogie@hotmail.com


Williams

Original settler: Edward Williams
Years: He was married in Gallia in 1818
Associated surnames: COY

Contact: June Pierceall toocrafty1@comcast.net

I have not been able to find anything on Edward Williams for the early years


Williams

Original settler: John
Years: 1820-1879
Township: Guyan
Associated surnames: SARTIN, GRIFFITH, WATTS, SIMS, GATEWOOD

Contact: Marjorie Gilliam Wood mlwood@eurekanet.com

John and Lucy/Louisa Sartin Williams and son Elijah have all been proven for First Families of Gallia County. John was one of the founding members of Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio. The Williams family still has many family members in Gallia County.


Williams

Original settler: Miles Williams
Years: 1870-1937
Township: Addison
Associated surnames: BRANDUM, KEELER, ROWLEY, McCANN, ACORD

Contact: Kathy Kotowicz kathykotowicz@yahoo.com

Miles married Anna Brandum in WV in 1868 and had a son, William (1869), before coming to Ohio. William married Emma Keeler. Their second son, Charles Williams (1872) married Mary Etta Rowley. Two more sons, Edward and Perry are listed on the 1880 census but I have no other information. Minnie Williams (1880) married John McCann in Ross County, Ohio. Eva Williams (1884) married Frank Acord in Ross County. Any information on these indidivuals would be most appreciated.


Williams

Original settlers: William Williams & Mary Watts
Years: 1817-1860
Township: Walnut
Associated surnames: WADDELL, JAMES, MCCALL, BOGGS, ALLISON, ARMSTRONG, PARKINS, WATTS, LUDINGTON, MORRISON, WALKUP, NIDAY, NIDA, WEED

Contact: Diana Cronhardt dmcronhardt@juno.com

William and Mary Williams came to Walnut Twp. in 1817 from Greenbrier, VA. Their children: James b. 1795, Sally b. 1799, Susannah b. 1802, John D. b. 1804, Mary b. 1806, William b. 1808. Jane b. 1811. If any one has informatyion about William Williams' parents I would appreciate hearing from you. I have lots of information to exchange.


Williams

Original settlers: Jonathan and Nancy Williams
Years: Early 1800's
Township: Probably Walnut
Associated surnames: WAUGH

Contact: Steven Williams rlwilliams48@yahoo.com

Looking for any information.


Wills

Original settler: Edmund R. Wills
Years: 1876-1918
Associated surnames: BROTHERS, CLARK, HALLEY, DAY

Contact: Tyra L. Wills Edgel tyra57@yahoo.com

My grandparents were Garrett O. Wills and Thelma Jewel Halley Wills.  They raised seven sons in Bladen.


Wise

Original settlers: Henry, George, John Jr.
Years: 1840-1885
Townships: Clay, Perry, Gallipolis
Associated surnames: BICKEL, WILLEY, GILMORE, POOLE, ALEXANDER,
CUNNINGHAM, COLE, HAMILTON

Contact: Neil Elvick neilel@aol.com


Wolford

Original settler: Calvin Wolford
Years: 1850 - 1880
Clay: (Bladen)
Associated surnames: Pritchett

Contact: Jay Wolford wolford@me.com

Calvin (1834-1919) married Eliza 24 Nov 1859 in Clay.  Children: William, Florence, James, John,  David. Served Ohio L, 7th Cavalry. 1880 in Hannan, Mason, WV.


Wood

Original settler: Nehemiah
Years: early 1800's
Township: Raccoon
Associated surnames: RUFFNER, BING, MCCARLEY, GLASSBURN, DUMOLT, KOONTZ, PICKENS, TURNER

Contact: Marjorie Gilliam Wood mlwood@eurekanet.com

I have my mother-in-laws research on Nehemiah Wood's family. I also have the Wood family in my line but my line was from New England states and Nehemiah's line was from Virgina. I have never made a connection to the two lines. My line starts with John Wood about 1583, Plymouth, Rhode Island through Mercy Wood who married John Cole in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.


Wood

Original settler: Robert C.
Years: From the 1840's
Townships: Harrison, Guyan
Associated surnames: HOWELL, UNROE, STEWART, DEWITT, WILLIAMS

Contact: Barry Wood bwood@voanews.com

Robert Wood, his sister Margaret and her husband Adam Unroe arrived in Gallia County in the early 1840's from Rockbridge County, Virginia. Robert married Hannah Dewitt.


Woodruff

Original settlers: Benjamin and Lucy
Years: 1800-1865
Township: Huntington
Associated surnames: RUPE, ZIRKLE, JACOBS, DUPRE, HUNTLEY, HOLCOMB, CARDWELL

Contact: Jerry M. Barnes Barnes120@zoomnet.net


Wray

Orlginal settlers: Robert J. and Sarah Wray
Years: 1838-1867
Townships: Addison
Associated surnames: HALFHILL, HUGHES, RUSSELL, SMITH

Contact: Rex Ray rray2@columbus.rr.com


Wray

Original settler: Thomas Wray
Years: (died 10/17/1843)
Township: unknown
Associated surnames: Sturgill

Contact: Richard C. Sturgill rcs3@comcast.net

To whom this may concern
     Good morning! A women in the Probate Department of the Gallia County Court House suggested that I contact your genealogical organization to help me in my search for the will or estate papers of Thomas Wray who died in Gallia Co. on October 17, 1843.
     My daughter Anna Sturgill Johnson desires to join the Daughter of the American Revolution, and needs to prove her blood line back to her Patriot ancestor.To that aim,possibly your organization could help us in our two year search. Below is a brief history.
     Patriot Walter Neal fought in the American Revolution, his daughter Rachel Neal is proven to have married Thomas Wray. Thomas Wray died in Gallia Co. on October 17, 1843, Thomas Wray is the father of Rachel Wray,who married our ancestral grand father Alvin Sturgill.
     Thomas Wray very likely left a will or estate papers naming heirs. Rachel and Alvin Sturgill (our ancestor) were married in Gallia County (marriage record on Ancestry.com) in 1841. I would sincerely like to know If your society has on record, Thomas Wray's will or estate papers that has Alvin or Rachel's name of it,as this will be the "proof" we need establishing a direct link to the Patriot from this couple.
     Please let me know If you need payment for this search service and I will send the funds, I sure would appreciate it if you your organization can be of any help in any way in my search. Further if you are not able to find any paper work concerning this request, please let me know what other local organizations might have the information I am seeking.
     You may contact me via the above e-mail address or call me at (360) 332-5742.Thank You.
Fair winds,  Richard


Wright

Original settlers: Wyatt, Moses, George Washington, Roda, Levicy (all siblings)
Years:1833-1889 (Wyatt)
Township: Perry (Wyatt)
Associated surnames: (Wyatt) 1st wife Eliza Porter WRIGHT; 2nd wife Susannah LOVE, WRIGHT, SHEETS

Contact: Jane Cooper-Hill: attyhill@aol.com

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