Monday, July 29, 2013

Warren County, Ohio

Because of the wonderful Ohio Genealogical Society's Conference in Cincinnatti in April, I joined and now receive the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly.  The issue that I am reading is Volume 53, 2013, Issue 1.

In this Quarterly is a chart showing the books about Ohio that have been digitalized and are available on-line and whether they are available via Family Search, Google Books, HathiTrust Digital Libary or Internet Archive.  This article begins on page 24.

The mention on Warren County is The History of Warren County Ohio by Josiah Morrow.  The article says that it has been digitalized and is available at Family Search.

In Lebanon practically next door to the Golden Lamb is the 

The Warren County Genealogical Society is located at 
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Hours: 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday
They are located on the lower level. As you exit the elevator, turn left and walk until you enter the room directly ahead.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Things to do and see in Waynesville, Ohio

The trip to Waynesville is worth the effort just to see the Waynesville Friends Meeting House and the Red Brick Meeting House next door.  On the other side is the Museum and I could have spent an entire day just looking at all that is housed inside the Museum.

The Museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home which looks very much as it did when retired Quakers and single school teachers lived there in its early days. As the gateway to the Quaker Historical District in Waynesville, Ohio, the Friends Home operates as a cultural center for the village, and for Wayne and Massie Townships of Warren County. It sits at the top of Quaker Hill two blocks off downtown Waynesville. Twenty-two rooms of historic exhibits are offered on three floors. Each room highlights a local community or an aspect of early Quaker life, period clothing, local medicine and education, and more! The Quaker Historical District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There will be time on Saturday to spend in the museum for all participants.

 One thing that is in the library of the museum is a map that shows where the land was located for many of our ancestors.  You will want to be sure to see that.

Here is a photo  land that is marked as belonging to Mrs. P. McKinsey who would have been the wife of my 5-gr-father's youngest son Patrick.  According to another researcher this woman was Elizabeth Bowman McKinsey.

 When George McKinsey died,  Patrick McKinsey seems to have bought 
George's original  land from all of the other heirs.  

The land was described to be:

Situated in Warren County, Ohio, and on the east side of the little 
Miami river, viz, connecting in the south boundary line of Samuel 
Kelly's land on the Bank of said river to the north boundary line of 
Smith and Evans' land formerly owned by John Steddom thence with said 
line in an eastward direction to the land of William O Neal, thence in a 
northward direction with the line of said O'Neal to Samuel Kelly's line, 
thence with said Kelly's line to the beginning at the river, containing 
two hundred and seventy acres, more or less.

John M. Cowan
Eleazor Elmore

There is no doubt in my mind that the land depicted on the map is the same land that George and his family acquired in the first decade of the 1800's.  I am hoping to see this land for myself while I am in Waynesville in September.

I looked among my photos from my visit with Milton and found the date on the map.  It is in an Atlas:

Waynesville's publc library has an amazing history room!  I visited in several years ago and was very excited about what I found.  The library is actually named after a relative of Milton's....I will ask him the relationship.  It is the Mary L. Cook Library.

Miles family from Penn to Newberry County, Sc to Miami County Ohio

It is an incredibly beautiful day in my town today and I have treated myself to sitting on the porch all afternoon.  The sun is almost to my feet as my porch faces west.  I am reading some of the genealogy and knitting magazines that have piled up in the last few very busy months.

Because of the wonderful Ohio Genealogical Society's Conference in Cincinnatti in April, I joined and now receive the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly.  The issue that I am reading is Volume 53, 2013, Issue 1.

The very first article in the Quarterly is by Eugene Cole Zubinsky, FASG.  It is entitled The Miles Family of Lancaster County, PA; Newberry Co. SC and Miami County, OH: Part 1 (With Extensive Coverage of the Film-Pioneer Miles Brothers)

This month's article is mostly about the ancestry of the Miles family in Pennsylvania and Newberry County, SC with brief mention at the end of the move to Ohio by David and William Miles and families.

I will put this Quarterly in my pile of books and information to take with me to the Homecoming in September if anyone is interested in taking a look at the article for oneself.

In the same Quarterly is a chart showing the books about Ohio that have been digitalized and are available on-line and whether they are available via Family Search, Google Books, HathiTrust Digital Libary or Internet Archive.  This article begins on page 24.

Cook Family from Pa to NC/SC and up to Warren County, Ohio

Bob Cooke sent me a terrific overview of the Cook family from which Milton Cook and  Bob both descend.  Here is Bob's information and a photo that he shared:

Isaac Cook, (1702-  ?  ) son of the Quakers Peter & Elinor (Norman) Cook leading to Milton Cook of Waynesville, O.
Isaac Cook was born 10mo. 18, 1702 (Dec. 18, 1702) in Northwich, Cheshire, England.1 Isaac was married 3mo. 22, 1734 (May 22, 1734) to Mary Houghton (c.1710-1773) the daughter of John & Ann (Gregg) Houghton, at Newark (later Kennett) Friends’ Meeting,2 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Isaac & Mary had nine children which was about average size for a Quaker family at the time.
By 1751 Mary appears to be on her own. Whether Isaac died or what, is not clear, but Isaac is not talked about in the records as if he was deceased, quite the contrary, like he was there, but no longer involved… in anything. This probably isn’t good. However, by the time Mary and the children leave for North Carolina, in 1754, I think Isaac is out of the picture.

New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania, granted a certificate of removal on 3mo. 25, 17513 (May 25, 1751) for “Mary Cooke & ch” to Warrington Monthly Meeting in Warrington twp., York County, about 60 miles west. Warrington Meeting records Mary’s arrival, Mary Cook produced cert. from Newgarden for self & children dated 3/25/1751. Three years later, on 9mo. 21, 1754, Warrington Meeting records, This meeting appoints James Treveler to assist the woman friends, Ann Collins & Mary Garretson, to draw a certificate for Mary Cook (wife of Isaac Cook, who intends to remove to some part of Carolina) and her nine children to New Garden Monthly Meeting, North Carolina. Warrington Meeting records her departure, 10mo. 19, 1754 Cert signed for Mary Cook & children. Isaac is never mentioned again.

Isaac & Mary’s oldest child Dinah Cook was born 10mo. 12, 1737 (Dec. 12, 1737) in London Grove twp., Chester Co., Pa.4 Dinah married at London Grove Friends’ Meeting 10mo. 31, 1759, to John Wilson5 born 9mo. 12, 1735 (Nov. 12, 1735) Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware, the son of Christopher & Esther (Woodward) Wilson. John died May 12, 1794, in Union Co., S. Carolina. John and Dinah had nine children. The first four were probably born in London Grove twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and the rest were born in Newberry Co., South Carolina.

On 9mo. 1, 1770 New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, granted a certificate of removal to John wife Dinah & ch Mary, John, Seth & Phebe to Bush River Monthly Meeting, in Newberry Co., South Carolina.6 On 5mo. 21, 1803, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Union Co., South Carolina granted a certificate of removal for Dinah to Westland Monthly Meeting7 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, near the Ohio border. Dinah was received at Westland Monthly Meeting 8mo. 27, 1803.21 Dinah never remarried and lived out her life in Washington Co., until her death March 11, 1821.8 At the time of her death, Caesar’s Creek Monthly Meeting called Dinah “an elder.”

John & Dinah’s sixth child was Sarah Wilson born May 19, 1773,9 in Newberry Co., South Carolina, and she died March 26, 1871,10 in Warren Co., Ohio. Sarah married 6mo. 7, 1792,11 at Cane Creek Friends’ Meeting, Union Co., South Carolina, to James Hawkins, Jr., who was born Jan. 25, 1756,12 in Louden Co., Va., the son of James & Martha (Hallowell) Hawkins. James died Nov. 24, 1840, in Warren Co., Ohio.13 James & Sarah Hawkins had six children and they are buried at Caesar’s Creek Friend’s Burial Ground in Warren Co., Ohio.

On 2mo. 15, 1806, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, in Union Co., South Carolina, granted a certificate of removal to Sarah  w James, & ch, Ruth, Dinah & Jehu.14 The certificate was received at Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio, on 5mo. 8, 1806.15 Their first child Ruth Hawkins was born March 14, 1793, in Union Co., South Carolina16 and she died Feb. 21, 1863, in Waynesville, Warren Co., Ohio.17 Ruth married 9mo. 10, 1812, at Caesar’s Creek Friends’ Meeting, Clinton Co., Ohio, to Abraham Cook18 who was born April 19, 1792, at Bush River, Newberry Co., South Carolina19 and he died July 9, 1862 in Waynesville, Warren Co., Ohio.20 Abraham was the seventh child of Amos & Elizabeth (Townsend) Cook. Amos Cook, born about 1753 in Warrington twp., York Co., Pennsylvania, is the youngest sibling of Dinah Cook (above), children of Isaac & Mary (Houghton) Cook.

Abraham & Ruth Cook had ten children all born in Warren Co., Ohio, where Abraham & Ruth lived out their lives. They are buried at the Hicksite-Orthodox Cemetery in Waynesville. Abraham & Ruth’s eighth child Elisha Cook was born May 28, 1829 and passed away in Warren Co., Ohio on April 18, 1886. Elisha married Nov. 19, 1868, in Warren Co., Ohio, to Anna B. Lyden born Aug. 20, 1843, in Ireland, the daughter of Patrick & Margaret Lyden. Elisha & Anna have five children, with the fourth being Amos Cook who was born Aug. 18, 1874, and who died Aug. 13, 1960 in Warren Co., Ohio. About 1913 Amos married Ella B. Keys (1878-1950). Their first child Ernest Elisha Cook (1914-1990) married Sara Corrine Furnas (1921-2005) on June 15, 1950. Their son, Milton Cook, was born in 1951.

1Religious Society of Friends Quaker Digest Registers Births, Marriages & Deaths For England and Wales c.1650-1837 -- Cheshire & Staffs Quarterly Meeting Digest Registers 1648-1837 LDS Fiche #1484597  (original records)
2“The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Monthly Meeting Records” Vol. VI Kennett Monthly Meeting, page 63, under "Cook" Selby Publishing, 1990
3“The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Monthly Meeting Records” Vol. X New Garden Monthly Meeting, page 36,  under "Cook,” Selby Publishing, 1990
Warrington Monthly Meeting records from, “Abstracts of the Records of Warrington Monthly Meeting York County, Pennsylvania” compiled by Gilbert Cope, 1877.
4?Mary Louise (Reynolds) Hamm, wife of Thomas Hamm.
5, 6 “The William Wade Hinshaw Pennsylvania Quaker Meeting Records” New Garden Monthly Meeting, Vol. X, Page 206, under "Wilson" Selby Publishing, 1990
7 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I, North Carolina, page 1063, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting
Union Co., South Carolina, "Minutes and Marriage Records" under "Wilson" William Wade Hinshaw 1936(reprint)
8,21 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 214, Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting, Clinton Co., Ohio " *   *   *   *   *   *   * " under "Wilson" William Wade Hinshaw 1946 (reprint)
9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I,  North Carolina, page 1057, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Union Co., South Carolina, "Birth and Death Records" William Wade Hinshaw 1936 (reprint)
14, 15Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 175, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio "Records" under "Hawkins" William Wade Hinshaw, 1946 (reprint)
16Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 42, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio
"Records" under "Cook" William Wade Hinshaw, 1946 (reprint)
17 “Burials In Caesar's Creek Friends Cemetery” 1802 – 1970 [Warren Co., Ohio] page 9, Ruth Carey Haines, c. 1970 -- Warren County Genealogical Society, Lebanon, Ohio
18 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 162, Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting, Clinton Co., Ohio, "Records" under "Cook" William Wade Hinshaw, 1946 (reprint)
19, 20 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, Ohio, page 42, Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren Co., Ohio "Records" under "Cook" William Wade Hinshaw 1946 (reprint)

Milton added a bit of information that clarifies the above...

When the certificate was drawn for Mary and her children at Warrington to New Garden Meeting in North Carolina,  they actually removed to Union Co South Carolina. Since this was before Bush River became a Meeting they would have their membership transferred to the closest meeting which was New Garden in North Carolina.  Then when Bush River became a meeting they transferred to Bush River. When Cane Creek became a meeting they transferred to Cane Creek.  They would not have moved but just transferred their membership to different meetings. 

 The Same thing happened in Ohio.  The closest Meeting Was Westland Meeting in Pa. ( they lived in western Ohio)  Then when Miami Meeting was established in 10/13/1803 they transferred membership to Miami Meeting .  When Caesars Creek became a meeting in 1810 they would have transferred membership to Caesers  Creek.   Once again never moving.  Amos Cook son of Isaac and Mary Cook Married Elizabeth Townsend  4/12/1775 under the care of Bush River Meeting.  They lived in Union Co S.C. before Cane Creek was a Meeting and could Marry people.  Elizabeth Townsend was the daughter of John Townsend and Elizabeth Pearson.  Amos Cook died in Waynesville 1820 and Elizabeth Died in Waynesville 1832.  Elisha's son Amos married Ella Burnett Keys  2/4/1810.  Ella Keys Was the daughter of John Milton Keys and  Emma Burnett Keys.  Amos's son Ernest married Sara Corinne Furnas 06/17/1950.  Milton Ernest Cook was Born 11/6/1951.  Milton married Elizabeth Sue Willey 08/10/1986.  their Children are Travis James born 03/2/1987 and Zachary James born 02/10/1990.

Thomas Pearson from Bush River, SC to Warren County, Ohio

Sharon Hastings is one of our hostesses for the Warren County Homecoming in September 2013.  Sharon's e-mail is if you would like to chat with her about a mutual ancestor.  Sharon recently sent me the following information about her ancestor.  She did not write the article.  The information comes from an article written by Corrine Hanna Diller that was published in the Miami Valley Genealogical newsletter GAB Vol 28 #3.

Tom Pearson was a blackSmith, saddler and harness maker, as well as a farmer.  He was known as "Little Old Tommy". He was born March 23 1728 in  Chester County, Pennsylvania and was the son of Pearson.

Thomas Pearson and Ann Powell were married June 5, 1751 in Philadelphia.  Ann was born August 6, 1729 in Chester County, Marple Township, Pennsylvania.   Ann Powell was the daughter of Joseph Powell and Mary Howell.  Thomas was the son of Enoch and Mary Smith Pearson.

The couple were the parents of eight children.   Mary born June 16, 1753; Joseph Born March 27, 1755; Ann born January 28, 1758; Enoch born September 27, 1761; Benjamin Sr born October 7, 1766; Samuel born May 5, 1771 and Jonas born September 14, 1773.

Ann Powell Pearson died from complications from the birth of her last child , Jonas, on October 27, 1773. 

Thomas Pearson received a grant for 300 acres on the Broad River in South Carolina on December 29 1767.  He received another grant for 100 acres in Berkeley Co.,SC on February 10, 1773.  He did not move from Pennsylvania until after the death of his first wife.  However, he was in South Carolina on October 1, 1772 to witness the wedding of his brother Samuel Pearson at Bush River Monthly Meeting, in what became Newberry County, SC.  Thomas witnessed two deeds for his brother Samuel on 3/4 November 1772 in Berkeley Co. SC.   He must have returned to Pennsylvania as his eighth child was born there.  But he had moved to SC by 1775 with his family.

Thomas was married on July 8, 1775, at Padgett's Creek Monthly Meeting, South Carolina to Mary.  She
had married first about 1757 to John Insco, who died in SC some time after 1765.  (They had three children)  She had married a second time about 1769 to Samuel Campbell, who was killed by Indians in 1773 in SC. (They had two children)  In 1778 in Newberry Co., SC, Thomas Pearson and John Clark were appointed guardians of his step-sons, Ralph and John Campbell.

With his second wife Mary, he had two more children: Rebecca 1776, and Mary 1778.  Both born at Bush River, Newberry County, SC.

During the Revolutionary War, as the legend goes, Thomas Pearson was captured by the British, who tried to impress him into service as a blacksmith.  However, he exercised Quaker passive resistance, and refused to work.  Some people have joined the DAR based on his "patriotic service" however the documents to support the claim are in error.  They claim military service in North Carolina, not South, and trace through a nephew, not son.

In 1806, at the age of 78, "Little Old Tommy" crossed the mountains to settle in Miami County, Ohio where his children were living.  Though blind, he lived another fourteen years, dying on October 13, 1820 age 92 years, 6 months, 20 days.  He is buried in Mill Creek Cemetery in Miami County, Ohio.  [Please note on Saturday, October 3, 1992 the DAR held a ceremony to unveil a gravestone for Thomas Pearson
at the Frederick Cemetery (aka Mill Creek Cemetery) Monroe Township, Frederick, Oh on Montgomery
County Line Road in Miami County]

This article has footnotes and a time line that I am not including here.  I am sure that Sharon would forward entire article if you have an interest in seeing the footnotes and etc.  I would also be very happy to add your Pearson information to this or if you have editing suggestions or additions or corrections or maps or pictures, I would gladly accept your help in adding to the Pearson information.  Particularly I would like to add which Meeting in PA this family was affiliated with and if we have other attendees who descend from Thomas Pearson who will be in attendance.