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1  Gibson, Ben (I5422)
 
2  Crabb, Louisa Clementine (I18473)
 
3  Snavely, John (I42021)
 
4  Byers, Eliza A. (I42031)
 
5 ".... the maiden name of Edna Marie who was wife of William Lockhard was Biles. I thought you'd like to know. If there is anything else about this family that you'd like to know, get in touch." [Source: e-mail from descendant] Obituary: BELOIT - Edna Marie Brown, 70, died at Salem Community Hospital at 8:57 p.m. Monday following a short illness. Arrangements are pending at Dean's Funeral Home in Sebring. Mrs. Brown was born July 24, 1935 in Canfield to Robert and Alma (Brozie) Biles. She attended East Goshen Friends Church. Biles, Edna Marie (I14690)
 
6 "Bird" can also be found spelled "Byrd" Bird, George William (I2207)
 
7 "DRIVER HAS FATAL HEART ATTACK A 46 year old Grand Rapids man suffered an apparent heart attack and died while driving Thursday. His car then collided with a utility pole on the Southeast Side. Witnesses told Grand Rapids police they saw Carl Johnson, of 824 Evergreen St., SE, leaning back in the drivers seat with his hands off the wheel before the accident. He was driving south on South Division Avenue about 5 p.m. when his car drifted into the northbound lanes and crashed on the southeast corner of the Hall Street SE intersection, said Officer Richard Schaafma. ...officers and ambulance attendants tried without success to revive Mr. Johnson." Johnson, Carl R. (I34282)
 
8 "In the Shadow of the Smokies" gives her date of birth as March 15, 1830; however, she was 16 when the 1850 census was taken, making her date of birth more likely to be 1834. King, Susannah (I3524)
 
9 "In the Shadow of the Smokies" gives his year of birth as 1889; however, it was more likely 1883 or thereabouts. Ogle, Robert Decatur (I4733)
 
10 "Isaac M. Shirk ... fell from a wagon and died from the effects the next day, Feb. 14, 1885, aged 70 years, 1 month and 25 days." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 54] Shirk, Isaac M. (I19197)
 
11 "Jacob was born near Louisville, Ohio, in 1852, married Miss Jennie Curtie, of French descent. To them were born three children, one boy dying in infancy; and two girls, Ella and Amanda, both married, and living in Cleveland, O. Jacob K., their father died Oct. 1881, aged 29 years, buried at Bremen, Ind." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 58]

He's found in the 1860 census in Nimishillen, Stark County, OH: SHERRICK, Samuel (36); Catherine (29); Jacob (8); Samuel (1); Henry SHIRK (28); Kate BILDEAN (23). Samuel, Sr. was a farmer; Henry was a farm hand. Samuel, Sr. and Henry were born in PA; Everyone else in the houshold was born in Ohio.

He's found in the 1870 census in Nimishillen, Stark County, OH: SHIRK, Samuel (46); Catherine (39); Jacob (18); Samuel (11); Daniel (4); Mary (8/12). Samuel was born in PA; everyone in the household was born in Ohio. Samuel was a saddler; Jacob was a farm laborer.

He's found in the 1880 census in St. Joseph County, Indiana: Portage Twp., Marion Street, South Bend
Born Father Mother
Shirk, Jacob, 28 OH PA OH
Shirk, Jennie, 22 OH France France
Shirk, Allie, 4 OH OH OH
Shirk, Manda, 2 Ind. OH OH
Shirk, Monroe, 6/12 (b. Nov.) Ind. OH OH

Editorial Note: We have gone to visit Jacob's grave in Bremen, Marshall County, Indiana. This is a very large, very well-maintained cemetery. Just because Jacob was buried in Marshall County doesn't mean he actually died there. Death records from 1881 in Indiana are not available and we are told that people who have died all over the United States are buried in the Bremen Cemetery. Jacob was found in the 1880 census in St. Joseph County, Indiana and was buried upon his death in October 1881 in Marshall County, Indiana.
 
Shirk, Jacob K. (I409)
 
12 "Joseph Shirk's second marriage to Mrs. Emma E. Wenger, Oct. 11, 1906 (Emma E. Eyster). She was born Sept. 8, 1864, and they are the happy parents of one son, Paul Hulbert Shirk, born July 22, 1907. They are living in the land of flowers and sunshine, 758 N. Fairoaks Ave., Pasadena, Cal." [Source: The Shirk Family History and Genealogy, p. 86] He's also found in the 1920 census in Pasedena, Los Angeles County, California: SHIRK, Joseph (87); wife Elizabeth (65); son Paul H. (12); adopted son Harry R. Butler (11); nieces A. May ALVIS (24); Nellie ALVIS (32); Anna M. EYSTER (19); ?? Minerva CHAMBERS (72; widowed). Joseph and Elizabeth were born in PA; Paul in California; Harry in Colorado; their nieces in Kansas and Minerva in Ohio. Joseph was retired; Elizabeth was a nursing instructors; their three nieces were nurses. Shirk, Paul Hulbert (I23032)
 
13 "Married- On Thursday, the 20th ult. was married, in Fairfax County, Dr. Stuart of the town of Alexandria, to Mrs. Custis, relict of the late John Parke Custis, Esquire." Calvert, Eleanor (I41237)
 
14 "Mr. Shirk is a man of quiet and unassuming nature and good moral habits, has never married, and has his home with his sister at Marietta Pa., Mrs. John Simons." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 54] Shirk, Samuel R. (I20022)
 
15 "Ned" Edward Wilson came to America via England. Wilson, Ned Edward (I2590)
 
16 "Our Irish family surname, O'RIAGAN, goes back to 11th century Anno Domino ... it descended from Riagan, son of Donchuan, a brother of Ard-Ri Brian Boru. It originated in the County of Clare and Limerick, part of the province of Munster. Later it located in the barony of Carbey in the county of Cork of said province. Today it is still widely used there." [Source: The Book of Reagans by Donald B. Reagan, p. 1] O'Riagan, Unknown (I4613)
 
17 "Samuel's occupation is railroading on the Michigan Central. He has given all his children an endowment of a good education. All are fully capable of teaching school, which has been the occupation of several of the girls." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 59] Shirk, Samuel K. (I18793)
 
18 "THE ANTRIM COUNTY NEWS Central Lake--Sandra J. Johnson, 59 of Ft. Worth, Texas and formerly of Central Lake died Monday, Nov. 14, 1988 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth. She had been the credit manager for Frank Kent Cadillac in Ft. Worth for several years and had resided in Ft. Worth for the past 25 years. She moved from Central Lake in 1955. She was a 1946 graduate of Central Lake High School. She had owned and operated the Side Door lounge in Ft. Worth with her husband for the past year. She was born March 1, 1929 in Michigan, the daughter of William and Bernice (Thier) Smith . She was preceded in death by her first husband Versile Johnson in 1978 and a daughter Catherine Johnson in 1953. March 10, 1988 in Ft. Worth she married Charles Bates who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Duane Johnson of Arlington, TX, and Alan Johnson of Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Grady (Cheryl) Vanoven of Saginaw, TX., Mrs. Ben (Carla) Sumner and Janice Camacho of Ft. Worth, TX and Mrs. Jerry (Cynthia) Price of Hurst, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Louie (Rose) Ramano of Huntington Beach, CA and Mrs. Donald (Velda) Lavanway of East Jordan; her mother-in-law, Corene Empey of Central Lake; 13 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 18 at the Central Lake Chapel of the Mortensen Funeral Homes, the Rev. Gerald L. Hedulund officiating. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Torch Lake Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association." Smith, Sandra Jean (I34248)
 
19 "The Joseph Fawver Family Grandfather and Grandmother In the year of 1852 Joseph Fawver and wife, Mary Ann Guess Fawver, daughter of Alexander Stokes Brodgon and Telitha Stokes. To the Stokes union were four children: Doak, Tillman, Sam, and "Mary Camoline." Joseph and wife left Shenandoan Valley in Virginia in a Covered wagon for East Tennessee, along with them were their eight children, five girls and three boys. The girls were Lizzie, Suzzie, Vinie, Jennie, and Mary. The boys were John, Issac, and George (the late G. M. Fawver). They remained in East Tennessee until the Civil War. At the beginning of the Civil War, Joseph Fawver and two of his sons, John and Issac, joined the Northern Forces. Joseph Fawver died during the war. John and Issac returned home to East Tennessee." [Source: The Fawver Family, published August, 1969] Joseph is found in the 1860 census in Jefferson County, TN: FAUBER, Joseph (47); M. A. (female; 46); John (19); J. (male; 15); L. (female; 12); M. (male; 10); V. (female; 6); M. A. (female; 2). Joseph was a farmer. Everyone in the household was born in Virginia, except for the two yougest daughters, who were born in Tennessee. Fawver, Joseph (I8982)
 
20 "This Timothy was born circa 1678 probably in Anne Arundel County, Maryland shortly after the arrival of his parents from Ireland. There is evidence from public documents that he was living in the area of Magothy River in Anne Arundel County before 1700. Having reached legal age (21 years), either he or another earlier Timothy was one of three witnesses to the will of Richard Moss on Thursday, 15 July 1700 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland." [Source: The Book of Reagans by Donald B. Reagan, p. 7] Reagan, Timothy (I3942)
 
21 #: 0076089 Name: Deucher, Mrs. Matilda Date: February 10, 1915 Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #020. Notes: Deucher-Mrs. Matilda, widow of Gustav Deucher, died Feb. 8, aged 75 years. Burial Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p. m., from residence of her daughter, Mrs. G. Gaiser, Rowley ave. and W. 18th pl. ??, Matilda (I44688)
 
22 ''Ben'' Raymond King February 01, 1944 - January 10, 2009 Birthplace: Sevier County Resided In: Sevierville Tennessee USA Visitation: January 13, 2009 Service: January 14, 2009 Cemetery: Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens "Ben" Raymond King, a loving husband, father and Papaw, a good man went to be with his Lord, January 10, 2009. He was 64 years old. He grew up in King Hollow and graduated from Pitman Center High School. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Raymond and Bessie Mae King and brothers, Homer, Tommy, and Bob King. He retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation with 40 plus years of service. He farmed and developed properties in Sevier County. He was a regular part of Dunn s Market. He was a friend to many and always shared what he had. He was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years Carolyn Whaley King; his daughters, Barbara and her husband Rob Tinker, Belinda and her husband Mike Tinker, and Beth and her husband Matt Penland. His grandchildren, Lacee, Benton, Blair, Macee, Campbell, and Cybil. His sister and brother, Stella Caughron and her husband Harold and Johnny D. King and wife Karen and Judy King. His mother and father-in-law Maude and Zenith Whaley, Brothers and sisters-in-law Lonnie and Blanche Hartsell, Sammy and Mary Whaley, Robert and Janie Edwards and Roy and Brenda Whaley. His nieces and nephews are Beverly Smith, Christy King, John-David King , Thomas Paul King, Joy Braden, Earl Hartsell, Steve Whaley, Andrea Daust, and Adam Merritt. He leaves behind many friends and special friend Herb Blalock. Funeral service 10 AM Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Andrews, Rev. Melvin Carr and Rev. Bob Walden officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sevierville Television Ministry, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. The family will receive friends 5 8 PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com) King, Ben Raymond (I16066)
 
23 13 July 1807 Captain 8th Tennessee Reg. Came to Sevier County, Tennessee from Newberry County, South Carolina. Had land grant in 1824 for 16 acres in Jones Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee. (Source: www.smokykin.com) Large, Samuel (I2581)
 
24 1862-1864 Hospital Stewart, U.S. Army, Knoxville, TN; Lawson and his 3 sons fought together in Union Army (John M. Maddron; William A. Maddron and Robert G. Maddron -- Union D. Co., 13 Tn. Cav.) Lawson was a minister for 60 years; baptized over 2,000 Maddron Bald, TN in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was named for the Rev. Lawson Maddron Lawson Maddron , a minister, arrived in the area known as Costner and is now Cosby, Tennessee. He settled there with a land grant after the Civil War where he served as a hosital steward with the Union Army. Original birth place was Trade Tennessee in Johnson County. He was responsible for the founding of churches in the area and his tombstone in inscribed: Baptized 2000 people. His grave and Anne Maddron is in Waters Cemetary. The Maddrons Bald located in the National Park is named for him. One son, Ferman, a farmer was a well known figure in Cocke County and wrote articles for the paper under the pen name OLD BEESWAX. The family moved into Newport, Tenn and were leaders in civic and religious affairs. (Source: Dallas Maddron) He's found in the 1880 census in Upper Cosby, Cocke County, TN: MADDRON, Lossen (67); wife Annie (71); son Herman (24); granddaughter Martha (10); "other" Russel SHULTS (15). Everyone in the household was born in TN. Lawson was a minster, son Herman was a farmer; Russell Shults was a servant. Maddron, Lawson (I1993)
 
25 1900 Civil District 6, Hamilton County, Tennessee, Enumerated on 5 June 1900 John Stennett, head, white, male, born April 1880, age 20, married for 2 years, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, iron molder, can read and write, speaks English, rents home Sarah Stennett, wife, white, female, born November 1882, age 18, married for 2 years, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, can read and write, speaks English Jennetta Stennett, mother, white, female, born January 1846, age 54, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, can read and write, speaks English He's found in the 1920 census in Marion, Grant County, Indiana: STINNETT, John W. (38); wife Venita O. (23); children Bernard L. (4 4/12) and Elizabeth E. (1 4/12). John was born in Tennessee, while the remainder of the household was born in Indiana. Stinnett, John William (I53488)
 
26 1900 United States Federal Census; 01 Jun 1900 Roll: T623 1260; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 216; Line: 35; Dwelling: 53; Family: 57 10 Oliver Street, Glenville Village , Cuyahoga County , Ohio Name, Age, Estimated Birth Date (Month/Year), Birthplace, Race, Relation, Marital Status, Years Married, Children (Born/Living), Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace, Occupation Henry Remmels 41 Aug 1858 OH White Head Wd Ger Ger Letter Carrier Harvey Remmels 8 Sep 1891 OH White Son S OH OH At School Mollie Rexford 39 Mar 1861 Can-En White House-Keeper D 1/1 Ger Ger House-Keeper Marie Rexford 8 Feb 1892 OH White Boarder S OH Can-En At School The house was owned free. Mollie immigrated in 1836 and had been in the US 37 years. 1910 United States Federal Census; 11 May 1910 Roll: T624_1165; Page: 26B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 756; Line: 51; Dwelling: 612; Family: 642 1433 Lincoln Avenue, Lakewood City, Rockport Township , Cuyahoga County , Ohio Name, Age, Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Relation, Marital Status, Years Married, Children (Born/Living), Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace, Occupation Henry Remmel 50 1860 OH Head M2 10 Ger Ger Postal Carrier Molly Remmel 51 1859 Can-En Wife M2 10 1/1 Ger Ger None Marie Remmel 18 1892 OH Step-Dau S NY Can-En Oil Office Stenographer Harvey C Remmel 19 1891 OH Son S OH PA Wire Mfg Time-Keeper The house was mortgaged. Mollie immigrated in 1860. Obituary: Id#: 0293110 Name: Remmel, Henry Date: Jan 18 1936 Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #068. Notes: Remmel: Henry, beloved husband of Mollie E. (nee Weiz), father of Harvey C. and Marie Hines, grandfather of Chester Remmel and Jean Ehman. Now at William Daniels' Funeral Home, 15800 Detroit ave., where services will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p. m. Remmel, H. Henry (I26367)
 
27 1900: in Tennessee Eastern State Hospital for the Insane. Maddron, Nancy (I1972)
 
28 1910 Miracode Index, Huron County, OH: BALL, Jacob (46); wife Louisa (42); and children Harry (18); Laura (17); Ralph (14); Wilbur (11). He's found in the 1920 census in Sherman Township, Huron County, OH: BALL, Harry (28); wife Lucy (26); sons Robert (3) and Walter (1). Everyone in the household was born in Ohio, as were their parents. Harry was a farmer. Obituary from the Fremont News Messenger, 11/20/1962, p. 2, col. 4: Harry J. Ball, 71, State Route 4, Bellevue, father of Mrs. James Spieldenner, Fremont, collapsed in the barn at his farm home Monday about noon. Mr. Ball had been picking corn and when he failed to come in for the noon meal, Mrs. Ball called a son, Ralph, who resides nearby. He found the body of his father in the barn. Born August 6, 1891 in Reed township, Seneca county, he was the son of Jacob and Louise Miller Ball. He married Lucy McMahon February 9, 1916 in Bellevue. Mr. Ball was a member of Bellevue Immaculate Conception church, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Eagles Lodge, German Beneficial Union and Dads of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his widow, daughters Mrs. William Redd, Warren, Mich.; Mrs. Spieldenner, Fremont; sons Robert, Walter P., and Ralph, all of Bellevue; sister, Mrs. Philo Bauer, and brother William, both of Bellevue. There are 12 grandchildren. His parents and a brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Foos funeral home, Bellevue, after 7 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 p.m. A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be offered Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception church by the Rev. Albert Bishop. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

1910 Miracode Index, Huron County, OH: BALL, Jacob (46); wife Louisa (42); and children Harry (18); Laura (17); Ralph (14); Wilbur (11).

He's found in the 1920 census in Sherman Township, Huron County, OH: BALL, Harry (28); wife Lucy (26); sons Robert (3) and Walter (1). Everyone in the household was born in Ohio, as were their parents. Harry was a farmer.

Obituary from the Fremont News Messenger, 11/20/1962, p. 2, col. 4:
Harry J. Ball, 71, State Route 4, Bellevue, father of Mrs. James Spieldenner, Fremont, collapsed in the barn at his farm home Monday about noon.
Mr. Ball had been picking corn and when he failed to come in for the noon meal, Mrs. Ball called a son, Ralph, who resides nearby. He found the body of his father in the barn.
Born August 6, 1891 in Reed township, Seneca county, he was the son of Jacob and Louise Miller Ball. He married Lucy McMahon February 9, 1916 in Bellevue.
Mr. Ball was a member of Bellevue Immaculate Conception church, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Eagles Lodge, German Beneficial Union and Dads of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his widow, daughters Mrs. William Redd, Warren, Mich.; Mrs. Spieldenner, Fremont; sons Robert, Walter P., and Ralph, all of Bellevue; sister, Mrs. Philo Bauer, and brother William, both of Bellevue.
There are 12 grandchildren. His parents and a brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Foos funeral home, Bellevue, after 7 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 p.m.
A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be offered Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception church by the Rev. Albert Bishop. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
 
Ball, Harry Joseph (I280)
 
29 1910 Ohio Federal Census, Film T624_1207, Springfield Township, Lucas County, Enumeration District 28, Sheet 10A, Visit 199 shows a Azbart, Charles, age 52, a farmer, born in Ger/Polish, married 24 years to his wife Agnes, age 47 (this is a 2nd marriage for Agnes), also born in Ger/Polish. Family came to the US in 1892. According to census Agnes had 9 children of which 6 are alive at time of census. Children living at home include sons John, age 23, single, and Louie, age 20, single, both born in Ger/Polish and who came to the US in 1892 with their parents. Additional children living in home, born in Ohio, include a daughter Stella, age 18, single and sons Casmer, age 16 and George, age 11. Azbart, Adelbert (George) (I19738)
 
30 A birth record of the children of Duncan Bohannon, Jr. was transcribed from the register of Kingston Parish on June 12, 1722 by Henry Bolton, perhaps for Duncan to take with him when he moved from Gloucester County: Sarah ye Daughter of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 7th of Sepr. 1698 Judeth ye daughter of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 6th of may 1699 William ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 4th of Aprill 1701 Dunken ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 17th of January 1704 Robert ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 30th of March 1707 Elliott ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohannon was born ye 21th of december 1711 Markus was born ye 6th of May 1710 Phillis was born ye 12th June 1714 A true Copy from ye Regestor Test. Henry Bolton Ch. Regr. Kings psh. NOTE: Kings Parish probably was an abbreviation for Kingston Parish since there is no record of a Kings Parish in Virginia. The birth entries for Markus and Phillis probably represent slave children. Phillis apparently was still living in 1753 when Duncan Bohannon, Jr. made his will.

NOTE: Daughter Margaret Bohannon, who was not on the birth record, is identified in the will of Duncan Bohannon, Jr. The will indicates that his sons William and Robert predeceased him:

Will of Dunkin Bohanon of the Parish of St. Thomas in the County of Orange, dated 2 March 1753...Sarah my beloved wife 21 a year during her natural life, to be kept in my son Dunkin's hands for her support, one Negro woman Phillis...Negro wench Jenny...in lieu of dower...land in King William County may be sold...children of my son William one seventh part of my estate to be equally divided...as they shall come of age...son Dunkin one seventh part...children of my son Robert one seventh part...equally divided...as they shall come of age...son Elliott one seventh part...daughter Sarah Saymor one seventh part... during her natural life and then to her heirs...daughter Judith Askue one seventh part...during her life and then to heirs lawfully begotten of her body by her present husband provided she gives good security for the said estate to return to her said children at her decease. If she refuse, to be divided among her children as they shall come of age... daughter Margaret Gollorthun one seventh part...during her natural life and then to the children lawfully begotten of her body by her former husband Henry Rice provided she gives good security. If she refuse, to be divided among her children as they shall come of age...two sons Dunkin Bohanon and Elliott Bohanon executors. The will was signed with a mark and witnessed by Joseph Thomas, David Harris, Richd. Thomas, Richd. Vernon and George Fraser.

A codicil made the same day before the same witnesses added bequests to two grandchildren ... Franky Bohanon daughter of my son Dunkin Bohanon one Negro girl Lucy...Mary Bohanon daughter of my son Elliott Bohanon one Negro girl Judy.

The will was presented into court by Duncan Bohannon (Dunkin Bohanon) on 01 March 1754 and proved by the witnesses. The inventory of the estate, returned on 28 March 1754, was valued at a total of 370.0.0, including 18 slaves valued at 348.10.0. An additional inventory returned on 25 April 1754 totaled 114.3.6, including 5 slaves worth 114. The estate was distributed on 03 April 1754 to the children of William Bohannon, Elliott Bohannon, Judith Askue, Duncan Bohannon, children of Robert Bohannon, deceased, Margaret Gollorthun, and Sarah Saymor, with each share being valued at 66.15.8. On 27 June 1754 an additional inventory was recorded in the amount of 25.5.0. The share of the children of William Bohannon consisted of "Tom, a negro man, 35.0.0, Tamer, a negro woman, 30.0.0, Jamey, a negro boy 1.0.0, one set of Va. cloth bed curtains & vallens & 2 grubbing hoes 0.15.8, total value 66.15.8." Since Margaret Bohannon had eleven children by Henry Rice (one of whom was of age to make a deed by 1747 and therefore born by 1726) and was married to John Gollorthun (Gollorthum) by 1753, it is likely that she married Rice by 1725 and was born before 1710. Perhaps, she was omitted from the birth record because she was the first child and already married by 1722 when the list was prepared. 
Bohannon, Duncan Jr. (I8156)
 
31 A Church Baptism Record for Denis Dogherty has been found: His address was Carrigan, he was male. Date of birth was 11/21/1880; date of baptism was 11/29/1880. Parish was Clarenbridge, County Galway; demoniation: Roman Catholic. Father was John Dogherty; mother was Mary Conry. Sponsors were Eugene Regan and Catherine Dogharty. Notes: by P McDonogh.

A Civil Birth Record for Denis Dogharty has also been found: His address was Carrigin; he was male. Date of birth was 02/19/1881. Civil Parish was Ardrahan, County Galway. Father was John Dogharty, Farmer; mother was Mary Conry. Sponsor was Mary Dogharty.

He's found in the 1920 census in Townsend, Huron County, OH: DAUGHERTY, Dennis (37); wife Allin (36); daughter Mary Ellen (8/12). Everyone in the household was born in Ohio. Dennis and Ellen's parents were all born in Ireland. Dennis was a farmer. [Editorial Note: this census was incorrect in giving Dennis' place of birth as Ohio. He was born in Ireland.]

He's found in the 1930 census in Townsend, Huron County, OH: DAUGHERTY, Dennis (47); wife Ellen (40); daughters Mary Ellen (11); Cecelia (8); and Louise (7); father John O'HARA (83). John was obviously Dennis' father-in-law, not father. Dennis and John O'Hara were born in "Irish Free State," while the rest of the household was born in Ohio.

Obituary published in the Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio) on 2/24/1959: DENNIS W. DAUGHERTY Wakeman -- Dennis W. Daugherty, 78, died today at 4:30 a.m. in his home, 41 Virlin St. He had been in failing health eight years and seriously ill for two weeks. Mr. Daugherty was born in Ireland Nov. 21, 1880, and came to the United States at the age of eight. He had lived in the vicinity of Wakeman since that time, engaged in farming. He retired 12 years ago. Survivors are his wife, Ellen; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Mockler and Mrs. Louis Murray, both of Wakeman, and Mrs. John Draves, Jr., New London; six grandchildren; and two sisters Mrs. Mathias Murray, Elyria, and Mrs. Robert Jones, Lorain. Friends will be received at the Gerber Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary Church. the Rev. Karl L. Burger will officiate. Burial will be in Wakeman St. Mary Cemetery. A rosary service will be held in the funeral home tomorrow evening. 
Daugherty, Dennis W. (I1464)
 
32 A Ferdinand Guenther arrived at Ellis Island on December 9, 1923. He traveled on the vessel Derfflinger, which sailed from Bremen. He was a 27 year old, single male. He was a miner. His nationality was German. His last permanent residence was Gelsenkirchen. His closest relative from the country from whence he came was Heinrich Guenther, Gelsenkirchen, Breitestr 9. His final destination was Cleveland, Ohio. He was joining his cousin Alex Reschke of 1539 E. 115th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. He was 5' 6" tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. His place of birth was Grab?, Poland. [Here's the obituary for cousin Alex Reschke: Id#: 0689471 Name: Reschke, Alexander Date: Feb 27 1953 Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #149. Notes: Reschke, Alexander, residence, 1539 E. 45 St., beloved husband of Alvina (nee Peter), uncle of Alex and Walter Schelgunov. Tatiana Gessner Olga Wood. Theodore and Otto Fensel. Friends may call at the Albert E. Ziehm Funeral Home, 7618 Superior Ave. Services Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1 p. m.] Ferdinand is found in the 1930 living next door to his in-laws on E. 32nd Street in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH: GUNTHER, Ferdind (33); wife Mathda (24). Ferdinand was born in Germany, having immigrated in 1923; Matilda was born in Poland, having immigrated in 1926. Ferdinand was a salesman for a bakery; Matilda was a sewer for a housedress shop. When he applied for a Social Security number on March 22, 1937, he was living at 1539 East 45th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. He was working for the White Sewing Machine Corp. at Main and Elm Streets in Cleveland. He was 38, having been born on July 17, 1898 in Germany. His parents' names were given as Julius Guenther and Augustine Rann. Ferdinand's obituary from the Cleveland Plain Dealer: GUENTHER. Ferdinand Guenther, beloved husband of Lotte (nee Weinhold), dear father of Gertrude Brand, Adolph Hoffman, grandfather of five, brother of Henry of Germany. Friends may call at The Schuster Funeral Home, 5904 Ridge Rd. Parma, From 2-5 And 7-10 P.M., Sunday, where services will be held Monday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Ernest H. Boening officiating. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Guenther, Ferdinand (I6393)
 
33 A great deal of information about Ulrich Shirk's descendants came from the book written by Henry Yocum Shirk in 1914, entitled "The Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914." This book was reprinted in 1992 by John S. Shirk. Our many, many, many thanks go out to Messrs. Shirk for all the work done to bring us this wonderful book. The following was the preface written by Henry Yocum Shirk when he wrote the book in 1914: In October, 1912, I was visiting my old native home in Lancaster County, Pa. In looking over the Steinmetz Cemetery at Schoeneck, Pa., I found the inscriptions on the various tombstones of our ancestors interred there many years ago, and I felt a great desire to have a genealogy of our ancestry, and made the remark to a niece of mine, "I wish some one would write a genealogy of the Shirk family." In reply she said, "Uncle Henry, no one could do that better than you." Upon these encouraging words, having decided upon the undertaking, it was begun with a firm and confident determination to spare no effort or expense to effectually accomplish the great task of connecting the ten generations of the Shirk family, from 1665 to 1914. My dear and respected kindred of the present and future generations, I have taken great pains in diligently gathering the data of the many different branches of the family tree of the Ulrich and Anna Swar Shirk descendants, in the belief and hope that my effort in compiling this book correctly will be appreciated and prove of interest to the present and future generations of the Shirk family. H. Y. Shirk" There is a great deal of disagreement about Ulrich's marriages. Some say he was only married to Helene Myer, while others say his only wife was Barbara Grundbacher. We're not certain which is correct; however, according to information contained in the 1992 reprint of the above-mentioned book, Ulrich married Barbara Grundbacher about 1695 and "church records indicate conclusively that his five oldest children were born in Sumiswald to his wife Barbara." They also speculate that Barbara died in Europe and it is possible that Ulrich remarried to Helene Myers, a French-Swiss girl. Nothing has been found to substantiate or contradict Henry Yocum Shirk's claim of the daughters Martha and Jeannette [that they were daughters of Ulrich and Helene Myer.] "Ulrich and Barbara were Anabaptists, or Mennonites. As a result of his religious faith, he was persecuted by the Swiss government. On July 10, 1710, he was among the Mennonite Brethren being held in the Bern jail. He was deported from Switzerland in 1711." [Source: 1992 reprint of "The Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914."] It is unknown where Ulrich resided in the years between 1711, when he was sent away from Switzerland, and 1729, when he arrived in Philadelphia. He was 65 years old when he landed in Philadelphia with several of his adult sons. He sailed, with his family, to the United States on the ship "Mortonhouse." Information on ship "Mortonhouse", James Coultas, master. From Rotterdam, last from Cowes, sailed on June 21, 1729 and landed in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 19, 1729, with seventy-five Palatines with their families, about one hundred and eighty persons. "This family had grown to maturity and ambition when the six sons became eager to reap the benefits open to all Europe to emigrate to America, which occurred in the year A.D. 1729, when the six brothers brought their aged parents and two sisters with them, and settled in about 1732 in Lancaster county, Pa., and there took out patents for more than 2,000 acres of land." [The Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, written by Henry Yocum Shirk.] Shirk, Ulrich (I833)
 
34 A record of his baptism can be found in Ardee, County Louth, Ireland: January 7, 1822: James, son of James McCartney and Mary Englishby. Sponsors: Jon (?) Cunningham and Ally? Durnan?, Coole. McCartney, James (I60416)
 
35 a.k.a Edward "the Elder" Edward (I11527)
 
36 a.k.a. Edgar "The Peaceable" of England Edgar (I11523)
 
37 a.k.a. Edmund I "the Elder" of England Edmund, I (I11526)
 
38 a.k.a. Ethelred II (the Unready) of England Ethelred, II (I11521)
 
39 Aaron worked in a gold mine as a miner. Death certificate says "death by suicide, by shooting self through head with 38 revolver." He was having an argument with his wife, Bessie (Sutton) Proffitt, in front of her three small children by a former marriage. He first shot Bessie, once in the face and once in the body. She recovered. Proffitt, Aaron A. (I4798)
 
40 ABBR Birth Records, Jackson Co., NC Source (S75)
 
41 ABBR Death Certificates, Jackson Co., NC Source (S135)
 
42 ABBR Delayed Births, Jackson Co., NC Source (S137)
 
43 ABBR Grave stone Source (S194)
 
44 ABBR Linn Co. OR Pioneer Settlers-Marriages 1894-1921 Source (S238)
 
45 ABBR Marriage Record, Habersham Co., GA Source (S249)
 
46 ABBR Marriage Record, Rabun Co., GA Source (S250)
 
47 ABBR Stella Martin Watson Burrell Source (S380)
 
48 About 1747, at age 16, Redmond Archibald McMahan immigrated from Ireland to North Carolina. He landed in either Virginia or North Carolina, made his way into Tennessee and then on to Alabama, where he is buried in the McMahan Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.

There is debate over Archibald's given name. Descendants of Sanders McMahan have always been told that the father of Saunders was "Redmond" McMahan and they have a bible record to prove it. We now believe Archibald and Redmond are one in the same. No one knows for sure how the two names came about since they have not been found to be used together. [Source: The Common Thread published by Sam Maner at the Sevier County Library.]

The Personal Property Tax Lists for the Year 1787 for Montgomery County, Virginia (Netti Schreiner-Yantis, Genealogical Book in Print, 1987; FHL 975.5 R4sy vol 8, p 454-455) show that Redmon McMahan and George Byrd were enumerated on the same day, so they were probably neighbors. Redmon's son Archibald married George's daughter Elizabeth Byrd.
 
McMahan, Archibald Redmond (I2198)
 
49 According to "The Official Atchley Funeral Home Records," she was daughter of Houston Parton and Jennie Russell. We have an Albert Huston Parton who was married to Tennessee Russell, so those might have been her parents? Parton, Rebecca Caldonia (I5393)
 
50 According to a naturalization card found in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Bernard arrived in the United States in 3-1859. He was naturalized on March 30, 1867. The record can be found in Volume 1, page 293. When son Clarence applied for a passport, he stated that his father was born in Ireland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1864 from the Port of Toronto, Canada, and he had been living in Cleveland, Ohio from 1864 to 1919 (which is when Clarence completed the application for passport).

Bernard became a naturalized citizen of the United States on January 1, 1867. The record can be found in Volume 3, page 287. He was a native of Ireland. A certified copy was issued on 2/8/1902, when Bernard was 63. He became a naturalized citizen when he was 21.

He's found in the 1870 cenus in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: McGRUDER, Mary (60), Barnhart (25), Mary (21). Barnhart was a blacksmith. Everyone in the household was born in Ireland.

In June, 1873, Bernard applied for a patent with Hannes Tiedmann:
Patented September 9, |873.
UNITED STATES BERNARD MGGRODER AND HANNES TIEDEMANN, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
IMPROVEMENT IN WRECKING APPARATUS
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 142,712, dated Srptember 9, 1873 5 application filed June 25, 1873.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, BERNARD MCGRODER and HANNES TIEDEMANN, of Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Wrecking Apparatus, of which the following is a complete description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings making part of the same.
Here's a link to the patent application, in it's entirety: http://irishmurr57.com/getperson.php?personID=I57624&tree=001

He's listed in the 1877 City Directory, Cleveland, Ohio:
McGRODER, Bernard, blksmith, r. 31 John
McGRODER, B., blksmith Cleve. Steam Boiler Wks., r. 253 Taylor

He's listed in Volume 1 of the 1879 City Directory, Cleveland, Ohio:
McGRODER, Bernard, blksmith, 309 Detroit, r. 68 Taylor

He's also listed in Volume 2 of the 1879 City Directory, Cleveland, Ohio, under Blacksmiths:
McGRODER, Bernard, 309 Detroit

He's found in the 1880 census living on Harbor Street in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: McGRODER, Bernard (34), wife Sarah (22), son John (4), daughter Clara (4/12, having been born in February), mother Mary (70), boarder Jacob Schneider (20). Bernard and Jacob were blacksmiths. Bernard and his mother Mary were born in Ireland; Sarah and the children were born in Ohio; Jacob was born in Michigan.

When a son was born to Bernard and Sarah on March 4, 1890, their address was given as 534 Detroit Street.

He's found in the 1900 census living on Detroit Street in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: McGRODER, Bernard (55, born Nov 1844), wife Sarah (50, born Oct 1849), children Evaline (19, born Feb 1881), Isabella (13, born June 1886), Clarence (11, born June 1888), Bessie (4, born Aug 1895). Bernard and Sarah had been married 25 years. Sarah was born of 11 children, only 5 of whom were living when this census was taken. Everyone in the household was born in Ohio, except for Bernard, who was born in Ireland. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1852 and was a naturalized citizen. He was a blacksmith.

In March, 1907, the sold the property they owned on Detroit Street to Martha Zistel. In August, 1907, they purchased property from the Howells and the Gills, on Sunset Avenue in the City of Newburgh, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

He's found in the 1910 census on E. 111th Street (which was formerly Sunset) in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: MAGRUDER, Bernard (65), wife Sarah (48), children Isabel (23), Clarence (21), Elizabeth (15), Francis (8). Bernard was born in Ireland; the remainder of the household was born in Ohio. Bernard and Sarah had each been married once; they had been married for 31 years; Sarah was mother of 12 children, 6 of whom were living when this census was taken. Bernard immigrated to the U.S. in 1860; he was a naturalized citizen. He was a blacksmith / shop; Sarah was a forelady / shop; Clarence was a salesman / telephone.

On July 27, 1920, Bernard was written about in the Belvidere Daily Republican (Belvidere, Illinois):
OLD PILOT IS IN CHARGE OF SEARCH
For the Treasure That Went Down With the Atlantic in the Tragedy in Which the Late Capt. Pettey was a Leading Figure.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 23 -- Bernard McGroder, 60 years old, 28 Sunset avenue, Newburg, after years of separation from the work of piloting ships through the great lakes, has been engaged by New York men to act as director of an expedition to bring up sunken treasure that has been covered by the water of Lake Erie since 1852.
The story of the sunken treasure reads like a Capt. Kidd tale. The expedition has to do with the raising from the bottom of Lake Erie of the old steamer Atlantic, which was owned by Edward B. Ward of Detroit and which sunk in 1852 with more than 300 passengers on board. Only abuot 250 were rescued. The rest with all of their money and belongings were drowned.
Amount of Treasure.
In the ship's treasury was the sum of $309,000 or $400,000, which with all the valuables of the lost passengers has never been recovered.
In 1872 an expedition to recover these sunken treasures was organized by a wrecking company. On account of the inability to get to such a depth as the treasure sunk -- a distance of 164 feet -- the plans were abandoned, and it was not until a few months ago when a company of Brooklyn (N.Y.) men got into communication with Bernard McGroder, the only living man who has any accurate knowledge of the details, that the plans for organizing the present expedition were consummated.
McGroder is an old pilot and diver, and was with the 1872 expedition when it failed.
Spot is Found.
"We came to the spot at which it is certain that the Atlantic sank," said McGroder Saturday. "In 1872 it was impossible to withstand the pressure of the water at such a great depth as 164 feet. But now, with the new inventions and methods of combating the pressure of the water, I believe the expedition will prove a success."

In March, 1915, there was a deed recorded in Cuyahoga County, Ohio from the Broadview Savings & Trust to Bernard and Sarah McGroder, for property located on East 111th Street (formerly Sunset Avenue), Cleveland, Ohio. In February, 1917, they transferred that same property to Richard and Anna White. No record of property being owned by Bernard McGroder is found in Cuyahoga County after that point, although there is property on West 140th Street, purchased by a Sarah McGroder in 1924.

He's found in the 1920 census in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: McGRODER, Bernard (75), wife Sarah (59), children Elizabeth (21) and Francis (19). Bernard was born in Ireland; everyone else in the household was born in Ohio. Bernard immigrated to the United States in 1850 and became a naturalized citizen in 1867. All of Bernard's and Sarah's parents were born in Ireland. Bernard was a blacksmith in a steel foundry, Elizabeth was a cashier in a cigar store and Francis was a stenographer in a ? office.

When Bernard died in 1928, his son, John B. McGroder, gave the information for his death certificate: Bernard McGroder (1950 W. 54th Street, Cleveland, Ohio) was born on November 9, 1844 in Ireland. His wife was Sarah. His parents were Michael McGroder and Mary Kean. He died on October 8, 1928 at Cleveland City Hospital. He was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery on October 11, 1928.
 
McGroder, Bernard (I57624)
 

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