William A. Duggins

William A. Duggins was born on 19 Nov 1794 in Amherst, Virginia, United States.12

He moved to Ohio, United States about 1809.3

About 1810, he was a member of the 1st church of Eaton called “the old Public Church” in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.4 the 1st church of Eaton called “the old Public Church”

William lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1820 with a household containing 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, and 1 female 16-26, listed as Wm Dougan.5

He was listed on the tax rolls for personal property in 1827 in Preble, Ohio, United States.6

He purchased land being 80 acres in the W 1/2 NW 1/4 S10T7R2 from Joseph Jr. and Elizabeth Sellers for $350 on 28 Dec 1827 in Preble County, Ohio.7

William was listed on the tax rolls for personal property in 1828 in Preble, Ohio, United States.8

He was listed on the tax rolls for personal property in 1829 in Preble, Ohio, United States.9

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW 1/4 of S10 T7 R2 in 1830 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.10

William lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in Jul 1830 with a household containing 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 30-40.11 with a household containing 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 30-40, listed as William Dugans

He purchased land being part of the NW quarter of section 10 in township7 of range 2 containing 60 acres for $350 from Joseph Sellers on 15 Dec 1830 in Preble County, Ohio.12

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW S10T7R2 in 1831 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13

William was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW of S10T7R2 in 1832 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.14

He sold land being the S 1/2 of Section 30 in Township 23 N of Range 9 W to Nelson G Crawford for $1600 on 3 Sep 1833 in Pine Township, Warren, Indiana, United States.15

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW 1/4 S10T7R2 and 160 acres in the NE 1/4 S10T7R2 in 1834 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.16

William purchased land being 20 acre portion on East side NW 1/4 S10T7R2 and 160 acres being NE 1/4 S10T7R2 from Joseph Sellers and his wife Rachel for $2300 on 9 Jan 1834 in Preble County, Ohio.17

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW and 160 acres in the NE of S10 T7 R2 in 1836 in Preble, Ohio, United States.18

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW and 160 acres in the NE of S10 T7 R2 in 1837 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.19

William was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW and 160 acres in the NE of S10 T7 R2 in 1838 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.20

He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in Jul 1840 with a household containing 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 30-40.21

He purchased  on 17 Mar 1849 in Preble County, Ohio.22 land being 40 acre portion SE 1/4 and 127 acre portion NE 1/4 S17T7R2 from George Crane for $3340

William lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.23 Wm A Duggins was listed as a 55 year old male who was born in Virginia on the 1850 census. According to the census, he owned $13000 in real estate. Also listed in the household was Sarah, a 52 year old female born in Kentucky; Henry A Duggins, a 28 year old male born in Ohio; Wm N. Duggins, a 25 year old male born in Ohio; Sarah A Duggins, a 21 year old female born in Ohio and Sarah D Duggins, a 17 year old female born in Ohio.

He filed land entry papers for the W1/2 of the SE ¼ and the E ½ of the SW ¼ and the Nee ¼ of the SE ¼ and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 30 in township 23N of range 9W in the District of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana on 1 Jul 1852 in Warren County, Indiana.24

He filed land entry papers SE ¼ of the SE ¼ and the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 30 in township 23 North of range 9 West in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana containing 26 94/100 acres on 1 Aug 1853 in Warren County, Indiana.25

William sold land being part of NW 1/4 S10 T7 R2 described as follows measuring N 42 2/3 rods thence from the southwest corner of said lot 6 rods due East thence 13 1/2 due north to the NE corner of said lot the center of the county road is the West line of said lot to the Board of Education of Washington Township on 3 Sep 1855 in Preble County, Ohio.26

He sold land being same parcel of land deeded by Nelson G. Crawford to W. A. Duggins being the W 1/2 NW 1/4 S14T7R2 containing 77 acres to C. J. White for $2000 on 18 Jan 1856 in Preble County, Ohio.27 being same parcel of land deeded by Nelson G. Crawford to W. A. Duggins being the W 1/2 NW 1/4 S14T7R2 containing 77 acres to C. J. White for $2000

He sold land being 84 66/100 acres in N part SE 1/4 and S part NE 1/4 S17T7R2 to Henry J. Duggins on 10 Mar 1857 in Preble County, Ohio.28

William sold land being the north part of the NE quarter of section 17 in township 7 range 2 to Benjamin A. Duggins for $3000 on 2 Sep 1857 in Preble County, Ohio.29

He lived a 66 year old male farmer born Virginia and was listed as William Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1860.3031

He filed land entry papers  in 1865 in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.3233

William died on 18 Feb 1872 at the age of 77 in Preble County, Ohio.12,3435

He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.12,34

He had his estate probated on 26 Feb 1872 in Preble, Ohio, United States.36

William A. Duggins and Sally Neal were married on 29 Apr 1819 in Preble County, Ohio.3741

Sally Neal, daughter of Benjamin Neal and Mary Sellers, was born on 21 Jun 1798 in Harrison, Kentucky, United States.2,34,42

She lived in Ohio, United States in 1809.42

She lived a 52 year old white female born Kentucky and was listed as Sarah Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.4344

Sally lived a 60 year old female and was listed as Sally Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1860.30

She died on 19 Dec 1871 at the age of 73 in Preble County, Ohio.2,34,45

She was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.2,34

ENDNOTES:

1. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for William A. Duggins (1794-1872), Find a Grave Memorial no. #39722526, created by Digger4Genealogy, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; accompanying photograph by Breda Duggins, William A. Duggins.

2. Lindsay M. Brien, Miami Valley Records Vol. 6 Cemetery Records: Parts of Butler County 723, Greene County 4467, Preble County 2215 (Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960), page 139 Duggins; microfilm, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org film 974057 Item 1 DGS 7712567 : viewed online 13 August 2022.

3. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), page 136 Henry Duggins; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 12 August 2022.

4. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), Page 103 – Religious History; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

5. 1820 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 106 Image 3 of 6, Wm Dougan; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33

6. Ohio, Champaign County. Duplicate Tax Records: 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Wm A Duggin, 1827; image 114; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

7. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564908 DGS 8587961. Willam A. Duggens, 28 Dec 1827; Vol. 8: page 283-284; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 February 2022.

8. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Dugan Wm, 1828; image 304; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

9. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Dugan Wm, 1829; image 507; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

10. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Wm Duggins, 1830; image 709; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

11. 1830 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio Image 5 of 20, William Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online February 2018); NARA microfilm publication M19

12. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564909 DGS 8587962. William Duggins, 15 Dec 1830; Vol. 11: page 245; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 February 2022.

13. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Wm Duggins, 1831; image 95; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

14. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Wm Duggins, 1832; image 29; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

15. Indiana, Warren. Deed Records, 1827-1901.  Film #1977056 DGS 8071881. Nelson G Crawford, 3 Sep 1833; Vol. 15: page 402-403; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 2 February 2022.

16. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Wm Duggins, 1834; image 771; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

17. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564911 DGS 8151088. William A Duggins, 9 Jan 1834; vol 16: page 44; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 February 2022.

18. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Wm Duggins, 1836; image 298; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

19. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Wm Duggins, 1837; image 473; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

20. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Wm Duggins, 1838; image 663; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

21. 1840 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Twin Township, Preble County, Ohio Image 59 of 82, William Dugans; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 29 August 2022); NARA microfilm M704

22. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564923 DGS 8588002. William A Duggins, 17 March 1849; Vol 41: page 4; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 26 August 2022.

23. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42) Image 36 of 42, household 450, Henry Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); National Archives Publication M432

24. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A Duggins, 1 July 1852; database with images, Ancestry.com (: viewed online 11 February 2022). Original Source: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

25. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A. Duggins, 1 August 1853; .

26. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564925 DGS 8588004. William A Duggins, 3 Sep 1855; Vol. 45: page 274; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 26 August 2022.

27. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #8587952. Sally Crawford, Jan 1856; 44: 225; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

28. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564925 DGS 8588004. William A. Duggens, 10 Mar 1857; Vol. 46: page 408-409; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online August 2022.

29. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564925 DGS 8588004. William A. Duggins, 2 Sep 1857; Vol. 46: page 412; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 28 August 2022.

30. 1860 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 15 Image 15 of 80, household 115, William Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

31. U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, William Duggins, 10 June 1860; database with images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : viewed online 11 February 2022).

32. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A Duggins, 2 June 1865; .

33. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 11 February 2022), William A Duggins #140.

34. Joan Bake Brubaker, Mound Hill Union Cemetery Eaton, Ohio (West Alexandria, Ohio: Brubaker, 1992), p. 94 (Duggins.OH.032)

35. “Deaths,” The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio), 22 February 1872, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 August 2022).

36. Ohio, Willis and Probate Records, 1786-1998, William Duggins, 26 February 1872; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

37. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), page 279; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org digital copy 25 August 2022.

38. “Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900,” Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : July 2017 (viewed online), William Duggin – Sally Neal.

39. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 26\5 Aug 2022.

40. “Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : Preble County, ohio, viewed online (11 February 2022), William A. Duggins.

41. “Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900,” , Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 February 2022), William Duggin.

42. Gilbert, Audrey, Obituary Abstracts 1850-1890 from Eaton Register & Eaton Democrat newspapers in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio (Owensboro, KY: McDowell Publications, 1981), p. 6 (Duggins.OH.027).

43. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 Image 36 of 42, family 459, Wm A Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 26 August 2022); National Archives Publication M432

44. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42), household 450, Henry Duggins.

45. “Deaths,” The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio), 28 December 1871, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 August 2022).

Friday Finds

While going back thru my DUGGINS research in Preble County, Ohio, I was able to download a copy of the 1881 book, History of Preble County, Ohio. While I had previously used this source, I was using the book form and not able to search it like I can now. I also had not known as much about my CRAWFORD FAN club as I do now. Thus, it is highly unlikely that I would have realized the wealth of information contained in the section, The Pioneers of Gasper.

page 175

THE PIONEERS OF GASPER.
It has generally been thought that the first settler in
this township was Gasper Potterf, after whom the town
ship was named, but after a careful investigation the
writer finds that Silas Dooley, sr., settled on Paint creek,
in the western part of the township, in 1805, while
Potterf located on Seven Mile creek, in the eastern
part, in 1806. We will, therefore, begin with Silas
Dooley, sr. The writer gleans most of his facts respecting
the settlement of Mr. Dooley from an interview held
with a friend a few years prior to the death of the aged
pioneer, and published at the time in the Eaton Register,
February 20, 1873.
Silas Dooley, sr., was born in a blockhouse in Madi
son county, Kentucky, March 8, 1786. He was the
seventh child of Moses Dooley, who emigrated with his
family—a wife and five children—in 1781, from Bedford
county, Virginia
, a distance of five hundred miles, the
mother carrying her youngest child in her arms and
walking most of the way, having no other way of travel
ling, except on pack horses. The route led through
mountainous country, and numerous dangers lurked in
their pathway, but despite the hardships endured they
arrived safely in Kentucky. The savage barbarities of
the Indians compelled the settlers to live in forts strongly
garrisoned. The Indian massacres of 1782-3 disheartened
the settlers very much, and they longed for liberty
from their enforced imprisonment. Moses Dooley,
chafing under the long confinement and apprehensive of
the safety of the morals of his children, who were often
thrown into bad company, concluded at all hazards to
move to a farm.
Accordingly, with several others he settled in the midst
of a canebrake in Madison county, Kentucky. There
they erected a school-house and educated their children.
In 1805 Moses Dooley, with his son, Silas, accompanied
by Jacob Railsback, started for Ohio in search of
land. They came to Springfield, now Springdale, Hamilton
county, Ohio, and spent the first night with Elder Thompson,
a Presbyterian minister. As Mr. Thompson was at
that time in need of a hand Silas was hired for one
month.
On Monday morning the company started for Seven
Mile, arriving on the next: Sunday at the house of John
Pottenger, which was located about a mile and a half north
of the present site of Camden. They made his home
their headquarters during the three or four days they were
prospecting for suitable locations for settlement. Mr.
Dooley chose ‘one hundred and sixty acres of land on
Paint creek, now owned principally by John Overholser.
Jacob Railsback selected a quarter section on Seven Mile,
in Gasper township, which land is now owned by the
Huffmans. The party then turned their faces homeward,
Silas stopping at Springfield to fulfil his engagement
with Elder Thompson. His work was rail splitting, at
ten dollars per month. With a part of the first money
received he paid for his axe.
Moses Dooley and Jacob Railsback went on to Cincinnati,
‘and then entered the land they had selected. The
price was two dollars per acre, to be paid in specie, one
fourth in hand and the residue in three annual instalments.
The payment of sixteen dollars gave the settlers
the refusal of the land for forty days, and a second-payment
of eighty dollars secured it for two years.
After finishing his job of rail splitting Silas Dooley
came back to Seven Mile and engaged to clear two acres
of land one foot and under, for James Crawford, commonly
called “Big Jimmie.” He also cleared two acres
for John Pottenger.
Now comes the turning point in Silas Dooley’s life.
Homesick, out of work, without money and poorly clad,
he became discouraged and resolved to go home to his
native Kentucky. Having no other means of accomplishing
the two hundred and fifty miles that lay between
himself and his relatives, be resolved to walk. Just as
he was getting under way he met Captain David E.
Hendricks, who immediately hired him to clear six acres
of land, for which he was to receive three dollars and
fifty cents per acre. This clearing is now occupied by
the town of Camden. The same year Robert Runyon
put the cleared land in corn. At the same time Captain
Hendricks had three other bands chopping and splitting
rails, viz: Isaac Wiseman, James Wright, and Thomas
Combs, a half Indian. The chopping went steadily on
until the deer became so tame that they would browse
off the tops of the trees while the men would be cutting
up the trunks. They worked in different places for
Captain Hendricks, and cleared part of the ground on
which Eaton now stands. Messrs. Wiseman and Dooley
cut down a giant poplar tree on the lot now occupied
by the Presbyterian church. Thus was his time occupied
until the arrival of his father, mother and brother,
David, who came toward the close of the year 1805.

page 176
The family was soon busily engaged in making the farm
previously entered habitable. The first house consisted
of a camp hut, constructed of round poles, enclosing,
three sides and leaving one end open for the fire in front.
They had a skillet and a Dutch oven, in which they
boiled and baked, and made sugar. Their farm was
well stocked with sugar trees, and the largest and best of
them were tapped, and a considerable quantity of sugar
made by Mrs. Dooley. She tried the Indian plan of
making sugar, viz: To allow the sugar water to freeze
and to throw away the successive coats of ice that would
form on the surface of the liquid until nothing but the
finest quality of molasses would remain. She made
sugar also by making a clay furnace, and then inverted
the skillet lids and baked a clay rim around them, in
which she boiled the sugar water. By dint of hard
labor the family felled the timber, picked and cleared
away the brush, and thus prepared six acres of land for
the reception of corn, which they constantly attended,
and managed to lay by. A few days after the noted eclipse,
which occurred in June, 1806, they went to James
Crawford’s
and held a Thanksgiving meeting. After this
they started back to Kentucky to remove the balance of
their family; and in August of the same year they got
started, bringing their teams and a number of cattle with
them. They were accompanied by one or two neighbor
families.
Upon their arrival they cut and hewed the
logs for their cabin. The Indians often came from Fort
St. Clair, and camped by the big sulphur springs on the
farm of Silas Dooley, afterwards owned by his son,
Hayden. i
In the spring of 1807 Silas Dooley entered a quarter
section on Paint creek, three and a half miles southwest
of Eaton. In that same year he cleared five acres of
this land, and raised thereon a good crop of corn, despite
the thefts of the squirrels. The following winter
he was sick, and did nothing until spring, when he broke
up his cleared ground again and prepared to plant. But
at this junction Silas stopped work, and Cornelius, Katie
and Polly VanAusdal, and perhaps Sallie Curry, were
the guests invited to the wedding, for Silas Dooley
wouldn’t stop work for anything short of his own wed
ding. On the fifth of May, 1808, he was married to
Johanna Westerfield, the daughter of Samuel Wester
field. The affair was held on the sixth at his father’s,
and the honeymoon was spent in planting corn. Then
he set to work to construct a round log cabin, fourteen
feet square, with a puncheon floor and large, open fire
place, and he testified that there were spent the happiest
days of his life.
In the War of 1812 Mr. Dooley was a member of
Captain David E. Hendricks’ rifle company, which was
not subject to the draft, as the militia volunteered in a
body. It was a full company of sixty-four men, rank
and file, and was raised in the Paint and Upper Seven
Mile settlements. Many families were thus left destitute
of male help, but the parents, wives, and daughters
put their hands to the plow, rolled logs, and carried and
burned brush.
Silas Dooley procured a substitute in the person of
Nathaniel Bloomfield, the father of William Bloomfield,
of Eaton.
In 1819 Mrs. Dooley, the mother of Silas, died and
was buried in a coffin furnished at an expense not exceeding
one dollar.
Mr. Dooley, sr., traveled extensively through parts of
Indiana and Ohio while engaged in the ministry of the
Gospel. In the winter of 1822 he was suddenly smitten
with winter fever, and sending for Silas and George,
he told them of his approaching death, and requested
George to take his measure for his coffin, which was to
be made similar to that of his wife. George replied.
“Oh father, I can’t do that!” The old gentleman told
him to measure Silas, who was of the same height as
his father. Moses Dooley soon breathed his last, and in
order to get the coffin there in time, secured the assistance
of the late William Caster. Silas Dooley, died
July 8, 1877, aged ninety-one years and four months.
Of his family of five sons and two daughters, all are
dead save Silas Dooley, jr., who lives on the home
place.
Hayden W. Dooley was born in Preble county, in 1814,
and in 1836 was married to Adaline A. Runyon, born in
1817, and died in 1872. They had two children. Marquis
L. was born October 16, 1837, and Mary E. was
born December 7, 1838.
Silas Dooley, jr., the youngest son of Silas Dooley, the
pioneer of Gasper township, was born on the home place,
where he now resides. In 1846 he was married to Isabel,0
daughter of Alexander and Rebecca McCracken,
who settled in Preble county about 1818. To Mr. and
Mrs. Dooley have been born two children, one of whom,
Emma, wife of William Morton, is still living. Mr. Doo
ley owns a farm of one hundred and sixty-two acres of
land adjoining his residence.

Thanks to this article I know the DOOLEY clan migrated to Preble County, Ohio about the same time as my CRAWFORD families — from the same area of Kentucky. In addition, I now know that the DOOLEY family was from BEDFORD County Virginia. This one clue might help me track my CRAWFORD family in Virginia.

Henry Duggins of Preble County Ohio

Henry Duggins was born in 1787.1

He was born on 22 Dec 1788 at on river Dam in Virginia, United States.24

According to the death date and age on his tombstone, he was born on 23 Dec 1788.5 Birth Date calculated from tombstone information

Henry lived in Preble County, Ohio in 1805.3

He lived in Gasper Township, Preble County, Ohio in 1806.1,4

About 1810, he was a member of the 1st church of Eaton called “the old Public Church” in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.6

Henry lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1811.1

He served in the military as a private on roll of Capt. David E. Hendrick’s Company in 1812.78

He purchased land being part SW 1/4 S10T7R2 containing 50 acres for $100 from Nathan Sellers on 5 May 1812 in Preble County, Ohio.9

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1816 in Preble, Ohio, United States.10 According to the tax roll, Henry Dugans owned 50 acres in Section 10, Township 7, range 2.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1818 in Preble, Ohio, United States.11

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1819 in Preble, Ohio, United States.12

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1820 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13

He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 7 Aug 1820.14 Henry Dougan was listed on the 1820 census in Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio. The household included 5 males under 10, 1 male 26 to 44, and 1 female 26 to 44. The household had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1821 in Preble, Ohio, United States.15

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1822 in Preble, Ohio, United States.16

He purchased land being 5 acre pt SW 1/4 S10T7R2 for $30 from Nathan Sellers on 17 Dec 1822 in Preble County, Ohio.17

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1823 in Preble, Ohio, United States.18

Henry was listed on the tax rolls with 55 acres in the SW 1/4 of section 10, township 7 range 2 in 1824 in Preble, Ohio, United States.19

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1825 in Preble, Ohio, United States.20

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1826 in Preble, Ohio, United States.21

Henry was listed on the tax rolls for 55 acres in Section 10 in Township 7 of Range 2 in 1827 in Preble, Ohio, United States.22

He purchased land being 160 acres in the SE 1/4 S10T7R2 from Jacob and Catharine Mullendore for $640 on 29 Nov 1827 in Preble County, Ohio.23

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1828 in Preble, Ohio, United States.24

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1829 in Preble, Ohio, United States.25 According to the tax rolls he owned two parcels of land in section 10, township 7, range 2.

He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1830.26 Henry Dugans was listed on the 1830 census with 3 males 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 5-9 and 1 female 40-49 in the household.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1830 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.27

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1831 in Preble, Ohio, United States.28 According two the tax list, Henry Duggins owned to parcels of land in section 10, township 7, range 2.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1832 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.29

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1834 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.30

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1836 in Preble, Ohio, United States.31

He was listed on the tax rolls with 55 acres in the SW quarter of section 10 and 160 acres in the SE quarter of section 10 township 7 range 2 in 1837 in Preble, Ohio, United States.32

He filed land entry papers land bing the west half othe south west quarter of section two in township twenty of range thirteen East of the second principal meridian line in 1837 in Randolph, Indiana, United States.33

Henry lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in Jul 1840.34 with a household containing 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 50-60, listed as Henry Dugans

He purchased land in section 4 township 7 range 2 from John Gardner on 4 Apr 1842 in Preble County, Ohio.35

He purchased  on 5 Jan 1847 in Preble County, Ohio.36 land being 5 acres in NE 1/4 S9T7R2 from Andrew Harbison for $100

Henry lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.37 Henry Duggins was listed as a 61 year old farmer born in Virginia. According to the census, Henry owned $10,000 in real estate. Also listed in the household was James Duggins, a 65 year old female; Nathan H, Duggins, a 10 year old male; and Uriah Ryan, a 20 year old male.

He sold land being 3/4 acre portion NW 1/4 S9T7R2, 22 acres in SE 1/4 S4T7R2, 75 acres in SE 1/4 S4T7R2 and 5 acres in NW 1/4 S4T7R2 to Washington P. Duggins for $2500 on 26 Mar 1852 in Preble County, Ohio.38

He filed land entry papers for land being the east half of the northwest quarter of section twenty one in township thirty three of range one west in the district of land subject to sale at Miramac, Indiana on 1 Apr 1852.8

Henry signed his will on 3 Apr 1852 in Preble, Ohio, United States.39

He died on 7 Jun 1852 at the age of 63 in Preble County, Ohio.2,5,40

He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.2,5,40

Henry Duggins and Jane Sellers were married on 16 May 1811 in Ohio, United States.1,4,4143

Jane Sellers, daughter of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley, was born on 6 Aug 1782 in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.1,45,44

She lived a 65 year old white female born Kentucky and was listed as James Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.45

She lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 6 Jun 1860.4647 Jane Duggins was listed on the 1860 census as Jane Duggins, a 78 year old female born in Kentucky. Listed in her household were Nathan Duggins, age 20; John Duggins, age 17; and Caroline Moffet, age 17.

Jane died on 5 Jul 1861 at the age of 78 in Preble County, Ohio.5,40,44,4849

She was buried after 5 Jul 1861 at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.5,44,49

ENDNOTES:

1. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), page 136 Henry Duggins; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 12 August 2022.

2. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2016), memorial for Henry Duggins (1788-1852), Find a Grave Memorial no. #39607444, created by Digger4Genealogy, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; accompanying photograph by KBrandon, Henry Duggins.

3. Lindsey Brien, “Early Settlers and Revolutionary Soldiers of Preble County, Ohio,” Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine vol. 69 (September 1935); digitized copy, FamilySearch Books (familysearch.org/library/books : viewed online 10 August 2022), pages 568-571.

4. Lowry R. E., History of Preble County, Ohio (Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), pages 727-729 John F. Duggins; digital copy, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 12 August 2022.

5. Lindsay M. Brien, Miami Valley Records Vol. 6 Cemetery Records: Parts of Butler County 723, Greene County 4467, Preble County 2215 (Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960), page 139 Duggins; microfilm, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org film 974057 Item 1 DGS 7712567 : viewed online 13 August 2022.

6. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), Page 103 – Religious History; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

7. Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (N.p.: The Adjutant General of Ohio, 1916), page 38 Capt. David Hendrick’s Company; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

8. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 25 August 2022), Henry Duggins.

9. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564906 DGS 008194095. Henry Duggins, 5 May 1812 Vol. 1: page 193-194; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

10. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Moses Dooley Senr, 1816 : Image 11; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

11. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Moses Dooley, 1818 : image 74; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

12. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Abner Dooley, 1819 : Image 116; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

13. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Henry Duggins, 1820 : image 164; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

14. 1820 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 106 Image 2 of 6, Henry Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33

15. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1821 : image 225; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 August 2022.

16. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1821 : image 282; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 August 2022.

17. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564907 DGS 8151054. Henry Duggins, vol. 5: page 22; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 14 August 2022.

18. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Moses Dooley Jr, 1823 : Image 345; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

19. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1824 : image 418; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

20. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1825 : image 492; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

21. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1826 : page 7 (Image 645); digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 15 August 2022.

22. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 4849214. Henry Duggins, 1827 : image 96; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 August 2022.

23. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564908 DGS 8587961. Henry Duggins, 7 Dec 1827 Vol. 8: page 258-259 (image 584; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

24. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4949214. Henry Duggins, 1828 : image 287; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

25. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Henry Duggins, 1829 : page 489-490; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

26. 1830 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio Image 3 of 20, Henry Dugans; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online February 2018); NARA microfilm publication M19

27. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Henry Duggins, 1830 : Image 709; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

28. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Henry Duggins, 1831 : image 95; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

29. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Henry Duggins, 1831 : Image 299; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

30. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Henry Duggins, 1834 : image 771; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

31. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Henry Duggins, 1836 : image 298; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

32. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Henry Duggins, 1837 : image 473; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 20 August 2022.

33. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images Henry Duggins.

34. 1840 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington township, Preble county, Ohio Image 59 of 82, Henry Dugans; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 19 August 2022); NARA microfilm M704

35. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564919 DGS 8587669. Henry Duggins, 4 April 1842 vol. 33: page 23-34 (images 43-44); digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 21 August 2022.

36. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564921 DGS 8588000. Henry Duggins, 1847 vol. 37: page 63-64; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

37. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42) Image 36 of 42, household 450, Henry Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); National Archives Publication M432

38. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564922 DGS 8588001. Henry Duggins, 26 March 1852 Vol. 39: page 574; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 21 August 2022.

39. Ohio, Preble. Record of wills, 1808-1901.  Film #564861 DGS 58868428. Henry Duggins, 3 Apr 1852 volume D: page 307-308; FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 25 August 2022.

40. Gilbert, Audrey, Obituary Abstracts 1850-1890 from Eaton Register & Eaton Democrat newspapers in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio (Owensboro, KY: McDowell Publications, 1981), p. 6 (Duggins.OH.027).

41. Preble County Ohio Marriage Records 1808-1842 Vol. A, Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2013, Henry Dugin / Jannet Sellers, 16 May 1811; database with images, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : viewed online October 2016).

42. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 24 August 22.

43. Dodd, Jordan, “Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900,” Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : July 2017 (viewed online), Jannet Sellers – Henry Duggin.

44. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Jane Duggins (1782-1861), Find a Grave Memorial no. #8559201, created by Beverly, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; accompanying photograph by KBrandon, Jane Duggins.

45. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42), household 450, Henry Duggins.

46. 1860 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County Ohio, Page 14 Image 15 of 80, household 114, Jane Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

47. U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, William Duggins, 10 June 1860; database with images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : viewed online 11 February 2022).

48. , (Duggins.OH.009), Mound Hill Cemetery, , .

49. Mound Hill Union Cemetery Eaton, Ohio (West Alexandria, Ohio: Brubaker, 1992), p. 94 (Duggins.OH.032)

Mystery Land

Have you ever transcribed a deed for the sale of a piece of land and realize you don’t have an accompanying deed for the purchase of the land? That’s what happened to me when I transcribed an 1852 deed where Henry Duggins sells three parcels of land to Washington P. Duggins.

The deed in question was for land in section FOUR of township 7 range 2 in Preble County, Ohio. That section number immediately caught my attention because the tax records consistently showed Henry Duggins with land in section TEN.

Preble County Ohio
Deeds, 1805-1963

Deeds v. 39-40 1851-1856
film 564922 DGS 8588001

Volume 39 page 574 (Image 291)

Henry Duggins & wife to Washington P. Duggins presented & recorded March
the 2[6]th A.D. 1852 Know all men by these presents that Henry Duggins and Jane
Duggins his wife of Preble County and State of Ohio, for and in consideration of the sum
of Twenty [five] hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Washington P. Duggins of
the same place have bargained and sold and do hereby grant bargain sell and convey
unto the said Washington P. Duggins his heirs and assigns forever all of the following
and premises situate lying and being in the county of Preble and State of Ohio and
being a part of the South East quarter of Section No 4 four township No. 7 seven
and range two East and bounded as follows. Beginning at the South west corner
thence north so far in said quarter as to include 75, seventy five acres of land strict
measure lying in an Oblong square in the South west part or corner of said quarter
section, and also one other tract or parcel of land adjoining the above described tract
and being a part of the same quarter and section and bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at the south east corner of said quarter, thence North with the section
line 100 one hundred rods, thence west 40 forty rods so as to include 25 twenty five
acres of land with the exception of three acres out of the above tract which was
heretofore sold and conveyed to Nathan F Sellers the two tracts containing in the
aggregate 97 acres more or less and also one other lot or tract of land adjoining
the above tract and being part of the North East quarter of section No. 9 nine
in the same township and range aforesaid and containing about 3/4 three quarters
of an acre and laying on the north or north west side of the Brookville road and
being all the lands which was conveyed to the said Henry Duggins by John Gardner
by a deed dated the 4th day of April 1842 and recorded in Book No 33 page 23
and 24 or Preble County land records and also one other lot or parcel of land being
part of the North East quarter of Section No. 9 nine in the same township and range
aforesaid and bounded and described as follows. Beginning at a ^ on a boulder in the
Brookville road 9.74 poles from the N. line and 59.64 poles from the East line of said
quarter, thence N. 4 1/2 degrees West 9.74 poles to a point on the N. line of the quarter 59.64 poles
W. of the N.E. corner thereof thence S 86[.7 degrees] W 38.54 poles to a T on a boulder on the
N. line of the quarter thence S 4 1/2 Degrees E 32.40 poles to a V on a Boulder in the middle
of the Brookville road and thence to the place of beginning containing five acres
of land the said several lots or tracts of land herein before described containing
in the aggregate one hundred and two acres and three quarters of an acres more
or less to have and to Hold the said lands and premises with the privileges
and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Washington P. Duggins his
heirs and assigns forever, and the said Henry Duggins and Jane Duggins his wife
for themselves and heirs to hereby covenant with the said Washington P. Duggins
his heirs and assigns that they are lawfully seized of the land and premises aforesaid
and that the said lands and premises are free and clear f all incumbrances when
ever and that they will forever warrant and defend the same with the saidn privileges
against the lawful claims of all persons. In witness whereof the said Henry Duggins
and Jane Duggins have hereunto set their hands and seals this 26th day of March
A.D. 1852
Henry Duggins his mark (Seal)
Jane Duggins her mark (seal)
Executed in presence of John J Bailey
I Stephens

page 575
The State of Ohio Preble County SS
Before me Isaac Stephens a justice of the Peace in and for said county
came Henry Duggins and Jane Duggins his wife the above named grantors
acknowledged the signing and sealing and sealing of the above deed of conveyance
to be their voluntary act and deed and the said Jane Duggins [being] at the same
time examined by me separate and apart from her husband and the contents of
said deed bing also by me fully made known and explained to her
she then declared that she did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same
and that she is still satisfied therewith as her act and deed, this 26th day of
March 1852
I Stephens JP

That meant that I needed to go back and do more RESEARCH!

My first step in that ‘going back’ process was to check the first land owners to see if a family member owned the land.

That search told me Bruce William was the original owner of the SE quarter of section four. Since I don’t have Bruce William in my database and know nothing about his family, I concluded this wasn’t family land. Thus, I returned to the grantor/grantee indexes knowing that if all else failed I could start tracking the land with Bruce William. Fortunately, I didn’t have to take that process. Instead, I found that I had missed an entry for Henry Duggins in Volume 2 of the deed indexes for Preble County.

Preble County, Ohio Deed Index volume 2

I’m not sure how I overlooked this one deed since I had already acquired the other Henry Duggins deeds listed on this page, including the sale of the land in section 4 to Washington P. Duggins.

Thankfully, I have been going back thru my old research to update sources and create research notes! I doubt I would have otherwise found this deed where Henry Duggins purchased land in 1842!

Tax Lists

Have you used tax lists in your genealogy research? Over the years, I’ve used and re-used tax lists, primarily in Kentucky, to try and learn more about my Crawford ancestry. Most of that research was in Lincoln, Madison, Garrard and Barren counties in Kentucky. While those tax lists have proven helpful, they’ve also proven to be difficult. That’s because most of those tax lists have multiple listings for ‘James Crawford’. The difficulty came from trying to figure out which James was which and whether each of them might be related to either of the women listed in those records: Rebekah and Mary Crawford.

While going back thru my research for Henry Duggins (step-son of my James Crawford ancestor), I’ve been using the tax lists for Preble County, Ohio. Year in and year out, Henry Duggins is listed on those tax lists beginning in 1816. These tax lists provide clues to my Preble County Crawford Research.

  • William Duggins – brother of Henry / step son of James and Sally Crawford
  • James Crawford / wife Salley – step father of Henry and William — MY ANCESTOR
  • James Crawford / wife Martha – possible cousin to MY ANCESTOR

While Henry Duggins is on the tax lists in 1816, his brother, William is not fund until 1827 when he is listed with personal property. He is listed again in 1828 and 1829 with personal property.

1829 Preble County OH Tax List

Then in 1830, William Duggins is listed with land in range 2 township 7 section 10.

Thus, the question of William’s whereabouts prior to 1827. Since the 1820 census shows Wm Dougan on the 1820 census living in Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, I believe that William was living in Preble County, Ohio but doesn’t own property and thus does not appear on the tax lists.

That brings us to the two James Crawford families.

  • When do they appear on the lists?
  • Do the tax lists help figure out which is which?

One James Crawford appears on the 1816 tax list with 150 acres in Range 2, township 7 section 14.

1816 tax list – Preble County, OH

At the end of the 1816 tax list, the commissioners, including a James Crawford, sign the list.

1816 Tax List Preble County Ohio

Since the tax list only contained one James Crawford, the land description is a clue to the identity of James. However, one has to find a deed for the sale of the land to determine the spouse of this James Crawford. That sale occurred in 1829 when James and his wife MARTHA sold that piece of land to Adam Swinehart.

1829 Deed Preble County Ohio, vol. 10 page 343-344

Thus, the James Crawford on the 1816 tax list is the James Crawford who married Martha Knight — and NOT my ancestor!

Then in 1818, two men named James Crawford are listed on the tax lists! One is listed as James Crawford while the second is listed as James Crawford Junr.

1818 Tax List Preble County OH James Crawford
1818 Tax List Preble County OH James Crawford Junr

By 1834, there is only one James Crawford listed on the tax rolls. Since I have already proven that James and Martha moved to Warren County, Indiana before 1834 while James and Sally remained in Preble County, Ohio until their death, I can conclude that the James Crawford on the 1834 tax roll is the James married to Sally.

1834 Tax List Preble County OH

Thus, James Crawford Jr is the James Crawford married to Sally. That makes the James Crawford who was a county commissioner the James Crawford married to Martha.

Since these two James Crawford families appear to migrate together, figuring out which one is James Crawford Junior may help me figure out the Barren County, KY tax lists. Both James Crawford Senr and James Crawford jr are listed on the 1805 tax list in Barren County, KY.

1805 Barren County KY tax list

Even though I suspect that the James Crawford Jr is my ancestor, I still need to find land records to verify that the James Crawford (jr) with 50 acres on the Marrowbone has a wife named Sally. So far, I haven’t been able to locate any records for that land.

While going back thru the Preble County Ohio tax lists to document Henry Duggins has been tedious, it has caused me to look at other records and piece together information on both the Duggins and the Crawford families.

Expanding the FAN Club

Have you ever gone back thru your sources for a person to discover that the source contains more information about your family and their FAN club than you originally realized? That’s the situation as I’m updating sources for Henry Duggins. Henry Duggins [KGM3-TX3] is the stepson of my 4th great-grandfather, James Crawford.

Because of this relationship, I expect to find some of my CRAWFORD FAN club members: the CRAWFORD and DUGGINS surname along with the SELLERS surname.

  • DUGGINS — Henry and William — stepsons of my ancestor James CRAWFORD
  • CRAWFORD — James and James — the two CRAWFORDs married in Garrard County, KY who seem to migrate together
  • SELLERS — Nathan – Father-in-law of Henry DUGGINS
  • SELLERS — James and William — brothers of Nathan who married Mary and Sarah CRAWFORD respectively
  • DOOLEY — land owner in Garrard County KY who appears to have followed same migration path as the two James Crawfords

Thus, when I find all of these surnames in a piece on the Religious History of Preble County in the 1881 History of Preble County, Ohio, I wonder how many of them may have also been in the area of Garrard county, Kentucky prior to 1800.

page 103
Religious History
The pioneer religious organization of Eaton, and, for that matter, of Preble County, was that of the Christian church. The Eaton church of this denomination was first organized at the house of Nathan Sellers, about one mile south of the village in the year 1807. The organization grew out of a camp meeting held on the premises of Mr. Sellers and conducted by Reuben Dooley, Barton W. Stone, David Purviance and William Kinkade. Elders Dooley and Stone had at this time just commenced their labors. The following, from Stone’s Biography, affords a glimpse of the manner of religious work then carried on and the difficulties which had to be surmounted. Stone says:

“We preached and baptized daily in Eaton for many days. No house could contain the people that flocked to hear. We had to preach in the open streets to the anxious multitude. At night, after service, the cries and prayers of the distressed in many houses around were truly solemn. Almost the whole town and neighborhood were baptized and added to the Lord. We left this place and preached and baptized in many others. We were poorly clad and had no money to buy clothes. Going on at a certain time through the barrens, a limb tore Brother Dooley’s striped linen pantaloons very much. He had no other, nor had I a pair to lend him. We consoled ourselves that we were in the Lord’s work and that He would provide. He tied his handkerchief over the seat, and we went on and preached to the people. That night we lodged with Brother Samuel Wilson, whose wife presented Brother Dooley a pair of home-spun linen pantaloons.”
Soon after the organization was effected in Eaton the public church was built in the southwest part of the village. That structure, which long remained standing, and became widely known as “the old Public church,” was used by the Christian church in common with other religious organizations. The church appears to have prospered for the first fifteen years of its existence, and to have numbered among its members many of the pioneer families of Preble county, among whom may be named the Sellers, Dooleys, Crawfords, Bruces, Brubakers, Hardys, Duggins, Bantas, Shidelers, Flemings, Baileys, Bloomfields, and Vanausdals. The early ministers of the church were Reuben Dooley, William Kinkade, David Purviance. John Hardy was pastor of the church at the time of his death, in 1819.

History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), Page 103 – Religious History; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

Wondering whether these four ministers had connections to my FAN club in Kentucky, I searched Google for each of them.

  • Reuben Dooley — son of Moses Dooley who settled in Madison County, KY in 1781. Reuben Dooley migrated to Preble County, OH in 1808 where his father lived. (History of the Restoration Movement).
  • William Kinkade, author of the book, The Bible Doctrine, was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Kentucky. His memorial on Find a Grave provides details about his life.
  • David Purviance’s biography indicates that he moved his family from Tennessee to Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1792, where his path would have crossed with the host of the 1807 Preble County, Ohio, camp meeting, Nathan Sellers.
  • Barton W. Stone may have also crossed paths with Nathan Sellers in Kentucky when Barton Stone was one of the ministers at the Cane Ridge Revival in Bourbon County, KY in 1801.

While I don’t know anything about the other pioneer families who were members of ‘the old public church’, two surnames caught my attention: Bantas and Vanausdals. These two surnames are in my tree — just not in my CRAWFORD branch of my tree. The Banta family was part of the Low Dutch Colony of White Oak Station in Madison County, Kentucky. (Wiki-Tree: Low Dutch Settlements in Kentucky)

Friday Finds – Sellers Bible

SELLERS Bible

Have you ever heard others reminisce about the ‘old days’? Well today, I feel like I’m doing just that. I’m missing some of the tools that allowed me to connect with other researchers. Even though the major genealogy sites offer ways to connect with others, they don’t seem to be as effective as the older tools. And, I have to admit that I’m not good about checking for messages in Ancestry or on FamilySearch whenever I open the site.

One of those old tools that helped me connect with other researchers was the Roots-L mailing lists. While I would jump onto a list for a while and then unsubscribe when the email overwhelmed me, I always knew that I could go back and search the archives when needed. While I don’t have any known SELLERS ancestors, I researched the SELLERS families that interconnected with my CRAWFORD research. Thus, the SELLERS mailing list was a vital way to connect with descendants of these families. As I was going back thru my old files, I stumbled across an old email from this SELLERS mailing list that contains a transcription of a SELLERS Bible record.

Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 14:44:03 EDT
From: <Sellers_____________
To: SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com
Message-ID: 12c.169430d.2881ecf3@aol.com
Subject: Joseph Sellers/Preble & Henry C. Sellers/Cass Co., Ind.

To Marie, Mary __, and others — Like you, I only report what is written.
William H. Sellers said he copied the information from the family Bible, and
whether it deserves the remark “supposedly” or not, I can’t say.
This document was in the file of Henry C. Sellers copied at the National
Archives in the 1970s by me. I didn’t know when I was searching for MY Henry
Sellers, where my search would lead. I copied every item in the Henry C.
Sellers Civil War service file, pension file and survivor file. The file is
29 legal size pages as it came out of the copying machine. Eventually I
learned my Sellers were in Clark and Logan County, OH about 1820. Close, but
not Preble. I am not aware of any Kentucky sojourn by my Sellers until I
moved to Louisville in the 1960s.
Here again is the family Bible reference written by William H. Sellers in his
own hand and found in the Civil War pension records of Henry C. Sellers, as
requested, written verbatim, and arranged on this page (I hope the
transmission doesn’t rearrange things) just as it is in the 1911 document:
“Personally appeared before me a Notary Public in for said County and State
William H. Sellers a Person of Full age and entitled Credit and upon oath
says that the within and forgoing Records and dates were copied by him from
the Family Bible on yesterday Dec 18″ 1911. and that the names and dates
were recorded in this Bible in the year 1852 all to his Personal Knowledge
and further sayeth not.
(P S the Bible is 30 miles from here)
William H. Sellers (his
signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19″ day of December 1911.
My commission expires Jan. 23, 1913 Hill Sailors
Notary Public
••Parents ..••
Mr. Joseph Sellers Miss Elizabeth Ward
Joseph Sellers. Born Dec 17th 1797 Married 27th Died 1878
Elizabeth Sellers ” Aug 23rd 1804 Feb 1821 Died June 1884

(Children)
Robert A Sellers March 6th 1815
Elvina I Sellers ” 2 1822 ” Dec 19. 1949
Joseph S. Sellers Jan. 2nd 1829 Feb. 14. 1949
Phebe I Sellers May 12th 1826 Jan. 2nd 1845
Samuel W. Sellers Apr 3rd 1831 Aug 26 1852 ” July 5th 1869
Elizabeth M. Sellers Jan. 23rd 1834 Age 4 yr 7 mos ” Sept 23 1838
Wm H. Sellers Feb 28th 1836 Jan 18th 1866
Morris L Sellers Feb 22nd 1838
Warren W. Sellers Apr 3rd 1840
Henry C Sellers Nov 28th 1841
Milton V. Sellers Dec 6th 1843 May 26th Sept 13, 1862
Sarah E Sellers Jan 23rd 1849

–END OF CITATION FROM BIBLE–

Elsewhere in the pages are the following information items:

On a Declaration for Pension dated 6 March 1907, Henry C. Sellers stated he
was born in Cass County, Ind on 28 November 1842. He said he enrolled in the
military at Logansport, Indiana in August 1862, at age 19, and mustered out
in Nashville, Tenn in July 1865, and since then had lived in the following
places: “Fulton County, Ind in July 1865 moved to Kokomo 19th September 1873
and remained in Kokomo Since.”

On a Department of the Interior questionnaire dated 12 Nov 1897, Henry C.
Sellers said the following:

Question No.1. Are you a married man? IF so, please st.at;e your wife’s full
name and her maiden name. Answer: “Yes. Elizabeth A. McElwee.”

Question No.2. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: “12 day
of January 1874 Perrysburg, Miami Co., by s. J. McElwee, minister.”

Question No.3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: “at Clerks office
at Peru Ind. and Family record — No, neither were married prior to our
marriage one to the other.”

Question No.4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name
of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer:
“No.”

Question No.5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their
names and the dates of their birth. Answer: “Yes — Maud — born November
30 1884.”

Signature of Henry C. Sellers at the bottom

On a General Affidavit filed after Henry C. Sellers death, dated 19 January
1912, William H. Sellers, age 75, says his Post Office address is 1105 West
Mulberry Kokomo Howard County Indiana. Second affiant is Calvin C. Webb, age
69, of 408 W. Walnut St. Kokomo, Indiana.

The file contains a copy of the marriage license of Henry C. Sellers and
Lizzie McElwe. The license was issued on 12 January 1875 by Jesse S. Zern,
Clerk of the Miami County, Indiana Circuit Court. Rev. S. G McElwee
certifies he married Henry C. Sellers and Lizzie McElwe on 12 January 1875.
The license was returned to the court on 15 January 1875 and recorded in
Record 5, Page 234. The copy was produced by Aaron S. Berger Clerk of the
Miami Circuit Court, at the City of Peru, on 18 January 1912.

The only child of Henry C. Sellers and Elizabeth McElwee, Maud Sellers (see
above, b. 1884), may have become Maud George. In a Declaration for Widow’s
Pension filed 17 January 1912, before a Justice of the Peace, Elizabeth A.
Sellers, age 63, says Henry C. Sellers died on 1 January 1912. One of the
witnesses to the declaration was Maude S. George.

Henry C. Sellers was wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga, GA 19 September

He was in the General Hospital in Stephenson, Alabama. The Captain of
his army unit, Nelson B. Bennett of Winnamac, Indiana, described his wounds
(gunshot in leg) in an affidavit in the file.

Elizabeth A. Sellers pension was canceled in 1919, following her death.
Death date 16 February 1919.

Truthfully yours,
Frank

Tax Lists

Do you find the early tax lists a useful source in your genealogy research? Even though I included tax lists in my research arsenal, I have to admit that at first they were pretty useless. However, now, looking back at the early research, they are useful in helping document residency.

So what changed? Did I all of a sudden become a better researcher? Not likely. Instead, I learned more about the families and can now figure out the who’s who for some of those tax lists.

In 1827, the following Crawford names are found on the tax list for Gasper township in Preble County, Ohio.

  • Crawford, James
  • Crawford, James
  • Crawford, John D.
  • Crawford, William A.

In 1828, the two James Crawfords are identified as James Crawford Sr and James Crawford Jr. In 1832, a fifth name is added to the list: Nelson Crawford. By that time John, William and one of the James are missing from the list.

1827
Gasper township
Crawford, James
Crawford, James
Crawford, John D
Crawford, William A

Twin Township
Crawford, Samuel

1828
Gasper Township
Crawford William
Crawford, James Sr
Crawford, James Jr

Twin Township
Crawford, Samuel

1829
Gasper Township
Crawford William
Crawford, James Jr
Crawford, James sr
Crawford, John

1830
Gasper Township
Crawford James

1831
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1832
Gasper Township
Crawford, James
Crawford, Nelson

1833
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1834 (page 120)
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

Volume 2 (1835-1842)

1835
Gasper township
Crawford, James

Lanier township
Crawford, Thomas

1836
Gasper township
Crawford, James

Lanier Township
Crawford, Thomas

Twin township
Crawford, Samuel (not found)

1837
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1838
Gasper township
Crawford, James

1839
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1841
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1842
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

Volume 3 (1843-1850)

1843
Gasper township
Crawford, James

1844
Gasper Township
Crawford James

1845

1846
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1847

1848
Gasper township
Crawford, James S

1849
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

1850
Gasper Township
Crawford, James

Audrey S. Gilbert, Preble County, Ohio, Personal Property Tax List, 1827-1850, volumes 1-3 (Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1987–1988), Gasper township 1827-1850.

So does the Sr/Jr designation indicate father/son? Is it James Jr who moved away leaving James Sr behind? The answer to both questions is No. Again, the only reason I can now answer those questions is because I have researched these families. I still don’t know which James is James Sr and which is James Jr, but the two James Crawfords are my ancestor, James Crawford (1772-1854) who stayed in Preble county and James Crawford (1770-1833) who moved to Warren County, Indiana. Because the James who moved to Indiana is the older of the two men, I assume he is James Sr in the tax lists.

James (1770-1833), his sons John D. and William A. along with my ancestor, Nelson Crawford, all have land entries indicating that they purchased land in Warren County, Indiana. Even though they each have multiple entries, they all have an 1830 entry.

https://glorecords.blm.gov/results/default.aspx?searchCriteria=type=patent|st=IN|cty=171|ln=Crawford|sp=true|sw=true|sadv=false

While these tax lists aren’t very helpful on their own, they do show that several Gasper township Crawfords left while one stayed behind.

Because tax lists were created annually, they have proven helpful in filling gaps in census records. Thus, I will continue to utilize tax lists even though I know from experience that I need other sources to help figure out what the tax list is revealing.

DNA JOY!

My mind is ‘jumping up and down’ with joy this morning. Another CRAWFORD researcher contacted me this morning to let me know he had found out his haplogroup: R-Y88686. That is the SAME haplogroup as my brother.

We FINALLY have some evidence that we are related!

We both descend from James Crawford of Preble County, Ohio. His James Crawford was born in 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1833 in Warren County, Indiana. My James was born in 1772 in Virginia and died in 1854 in Preble County, Ohio.

Both men were living in Kentucky prior to 1800. His James married Martha Knight in 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. My James married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard County, Kentucky. (Garrard County was formed in 1797 from Lincoln and Madison counties.)

In 1811, his James filed land entry papers showing he had made the final payment for the SW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7 Range 2 East in Preble County, Ohio. In 1816, my James filed similar land entry papers showing he had made the final payment for the NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 East in Preble County, Ohio. Yes, they owned adjoining land.

These two families appear to have migrated together for over 100 years. Thus, we have long suspected a relationship.

Not only has our yDNA tests shown us that we need to keep looking for that relationship, but it has added a third James Crawford to the mix. This James was also in Garrard County prior to 1800. James was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1758 and died in Jefferson County, Indiana in 1836. In 1779, this James Crawford married Rebecca Anderson Maxwell in Montgomery County, Virginia.

So that’s three members of our haplogroup:

  • three James Crawfords
  • all in Garrard County, Kentucky prior to 1800
  • all born in Virginia – likely in early Augusta County, Virginia
  • no father/son relationship between any of the three James Crawfords

The fourth member of our haplogroup descends from William Nelson Crawford. William was born in 1829 in Ohio. Little information about William has been found prior to his marriage to Julia Ann Decious in 1864 in Lassen, California. By 1877, William and Julia were living in Klickitat County, Washington. William died in Klickitat County in 1907.

This William Crawford may have been the 21 year old William Crawford listed in the household of William Crawford (son of James and Martha Crawford) on the 1850 census in Pike Township, Warren County, Indiana.

If so, that would place William Nelson Crawford in Warren County, Indiana along with James and Martha Crawford and their children and with my ancestor Nelson G. Crawford, son of James and Sally Crawford.

This new haplogroup information says these four families are related. We just need to do more digging to figure out how!

Stoner – Shaffer – Needham Connection

Do you use siblings and their descendants to help you locate information on one of your ancestors? Over the years, I’ve found that following these siblings and their families has led me to information I would never have found by just tracking my ancestoral lines.

Thus, I have decide to re-study Nelson G. Crawford’s sister, Polly and her family. Nelson and Polly are the only children that I’ve been able to verify as children of my brick wall ancestor, James Crawford.

James Crawford’s will actually identifies one of Polly’s children in his will: Martha Jane Stoner.

James Crawford will naming Martha Jane Stoner

Even though Martha Stoner is identified in James’ will, tracking her descendants has proven difficult. I believe Martha married Jonathan Sheffer in 1862 in Preble County, Ohio.

Marriage record Jonathan Sheffer and Martha Stoner (Stover)

An 1870 census record for a household of Jonathan Shaffer in Preble County, Ohio includes four children: Emma, Albert, Laura and Charles.

Finding documents to tie Jonathan Sheffer (Shaffer) and his family to other descendants of James Crawford has proven to be difficult. Even proving that the Laura Shaffer shown in the census is the wife of Abner Needham is tricky.

Researchers of FamilySearch have identified the children of Abner Needham. However, the current consensus for his wife’s name is Laura Scheffler. So not only is there a question of who Laura’s parents are, but also how her surname is spelled.

Thus, I decided to look at some of the original records to see how the name is spelled. First, the marriage record for Jonathan and Martha (shown above) uses the SHEFFER spelling for the name. However, this same record also appears to spell Martha’s name as STOVER and not Stoner.

The marriage record for Abner Needham shows Laura’s name as Laura Sheffer and identifies Jonathan D Sheffer as her father.

Marriage record Abner Needham and Laura Sheffer

So, where is the Schlepper spelling coming from? My guess is that it is coming from a birth record for one of Abner and Laura’s children. The index for Preble County birth records shows the variation in the spelling of Laura’s surname.

Abner Needham children in birth records

However, viewing the actual documents, I believe that the name does not have an ‘L’ in it.

Chester Needham’s birth record
Lavina Needham’s birth record
Russel Needham’s birth record

Additional records that show the parents of the Needham children include the marriage record and the death certificate for Chester Needham.

Chester Needham’s marriage record
Chester Needham death certificate

Based on these various documents, I believe that the spelling of Laura’s name is Sheffer or Shaffer and not Scheffler.

However, I can’t prove that Laura Sheffer descends from James Crawford. I am missing document tying the Sheffer family to other descendants of Polly Crawford and John Stoner. In addition, I have not been able to identify any DNA matches thru this line.

Thus, I’m inviting readers to prove me wrong — to provide proof that I’ve made a wrong conclusion regarding Martha Jane Stoner and her family.

1. Martha Jane Stoner was born about 1837 in Ohio, United States.1

She was listed on the census as a 13 year old white female born OH and was listed as Martha Stover at Gasper Twp. in Gasper Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 2 Aug 1850.2

She was on the census as a 33 year old female born Ohio and was listed as Martha Shaffer in Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1870.34

Martha was also known as Martha Jane Sheffer.

Martha Jane Stoner and Jonathan Sheffer were married on 27 Mar 1862 in Preble, Ohio, United States.510

Jonathan Sheffer, son of Samuel Shaffer and Mary Ann Donahoo, was born on 8 Jul 1840 in Highland, Ohio, United States.11

He was on the census as a 32 year old male born Ohio and was listed as Jonathan Shaffer in Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1870.3,12

He died on 4 Jun 1930 at the age of 89 in Detroit, Pike, Illinois, United States.11

Jonathan was buried on 6 Jun 1930 at Blue River in Detroit, Pike, Illinois, United States.11 Martha Jane Stoner and Jonathan Sheffer had the following children:

11. Emma Shaffer was born about 1864 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13

She was on the census as a 6 year old female born Ohio and was listed as Emma Shaffer in Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1870.12,14

She lived in Twin Township, Preble County, Ohio on 11 Jun 1880.1516

12. Albert F. Shaffer was born on 18 May 1866 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13,17

Hewas listed as a 4 year old male born Ohio and was listed as Albert F. Shaffer in Preble, Ohio, United States on 8 Aug 1870.1213

He lived in Twin Township, Preble County, Ohio on 11 Jun 1880.18

Albert died on 4 Nov 1894 at the age of 28 in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States.17

He was buried at Preble County Home Cemetery in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States.17

13. Laura A. Shaffer was born about 1869 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13

She was listed as a 1 year old female born Ohio and was listed as Laura A. Shaffer in Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1870.1213

She lived in Lanier Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 15 Jun 1880.19

Laura lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

She died on 9 Jul 1901 at the age of 32 in Montgomery, Ohio, United States.2526

She was buried at Greencastle in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.2527

Laura was the parent of Anna Keller.2829

Laura A. Shaffer and Abner Needham were married on 12 Aug 1885 in Preble, Ohio, United States.3031

Abner Needham32 was born about 1846.20

He lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

He died on 12 Sep 1930 at the age of 84 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.20,33

The funeral of Abner was held on 15 Sep 1930.20

He was buried on 15 Sep 1930 at Greencastle Cemetery.20

He was the parent of Anna Keller.2829 Laura A. Shaffer and Abner Needham had the following children:

131. Chester Needham was born on 29 Apr 1889 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.2122,24,34

He lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

Chester lived in Detroit, Michigan, United States in 1930.20,33

He died on 16 Oct 1943 at the age of 54 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.34

He was buried on 20 Oct 1943 at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.34

Chester Needham and Anna Keller were married on 11 Apr 1910 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.2829

Anna Keller was born in 1891.

She was the child of Abner Needham and Laura A. Shaffer.2829

132. Russell Jacob Needham24,35 was born in Jan 1892 in Ohio, United States.24,3637

He was born on 23 Jan 1893.35

Russell lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

He registered for the military draft  in 1918 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.35

He lived in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in Sep 1930.20,33

Russell registered for the military draft  in 1942 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.38

He died in 1964 at the age of 72 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.3940

He was buried on 27 Jul 1964 at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.3940

Caroline B Hammer41 died in 1954.41

She was buried in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.41

133. Frederick Needham24 was born in Mar 1896 in Ohio, United States.24

He lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

Frederick lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in Sep 1930.20,33

He lived in Bedford, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1964.40

134. Laura Lovina Needham24 was born on 11 Feb 1891 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.2324,42

She lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

Laura lived in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1930.33

_____ Kingery20 was born (date unknown).

Laura Lovina Needham and Thomas Brett were married on 5 Sep 1933 in Richmond, Indiana.23

Thomas Brett23

135. Emma Needham was born in Jun 1899 in Ohio, United States.24

She lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio in 1900.24

Emma lived in San Diego, California, United States in Sep 1930.20,33

She lived in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1964.40

_____ Brown20 was born (date unknown).

14. Charles E. Sheffer14 was born in May 1870 in Preble, Ohio, United States.14

He lived in Lanier Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 8 Aug 1870.12

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        2. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Gasper Township, Preble County, Ohio, image 4 of 23, household 577, James Crawford.

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