Location: Miami County OH

Genealogy of Susannah French and John Shideler

9 SUSANNAH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. 1785, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Nov. 9, 1863, near Troy, Ohio; m. John Shideler (d. Sep. 15, 1844, age 61 yrs., 7 mos., 28 ds.), s. of Peter Shideler of Washington Co., Pennsylvania. John and Susannah (French) Shideler settled in Miami Co., Ohio, soon after marriage. Children: 91 AARON SHIDELER, d.; m. Hannah 92 SUSANNAH SHIDELER, d.; m. Lewis Winters. 93 JOHN SHIDELER, d.; m. Isabelle Long. Ch.: (Hon.) WILLIAM LONG SHIDELER (Dayton, Tenn.), m. JOHN LEWIS SHIDELER, m. MARY, d. SUSANNAH BELLE, d. m.. MARTHA, d. m. GEORGE HUGHES SHIDELER, m. 94 PETER SHIDELER, d. unmarried. 95 MARY SHIDELER, d.; m. John Long. 96 PRISCILLA SHIDELER, d.; m. (Rev.) John Sutton (Baptist). 97 JESSE SHIDELER, d.; m. Mary Bartholomew. 98 LAVINA SHIDELER, b. Mar. 14, 1823; d. Feb. 17, 1857; m. Feb. 13, 1845, William Shilling. 99 LOUISA SHIDELER, d.; m. Thomas Winters. 100 SIMEON SHIDELER, d.; m.; was killed at battle of Chickamauga. 101 ISAACC SHIDELER, d.;...

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Genealogy of Asa French

8 ASA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. July 8, 1780, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Aug. 9, 1845, Miami Co., O.; m. (1st), 1301, Sarah Jackson (b. Apr. 24, 1780; d. Mar. 26,1820); m. (2nd). Miami Co., O., Hannah Davis (b. Feb. 19, 1800, near Lexington, Ky.; d. Mar. 5, 1883, near Troy, O.). Asa French moved from Greene Co., Pa., to Miami Co., O., 1811. Children of first marriage: 68 EZEKIEL FRENCH, b. Aug. 20, 1802, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 2, 1889, S. Bend, Ind.; m. Elizabeth Hilliard. Ch.: CHARLES HILLIARD, d. (m. Mary Eliza Stillman). SARAH d. (m. Francis Clark, s. of Dr. Francis, Ft. Madison, Ind). FRANCES ROSETTA. ELLA MAY (Loring), d. m. 69 SIMEON FRENCH, b. Jan. 7, 1804, near Amity, Pa.; d. July 5, 1889, Springfield, O.; m. (1st) Mar. 25, 1830, Martha McKaig Telford (Andrew). Ch.: ANDREW TELFORD, d. SARAH JANE, d. m. (Cap’t) MILTON, d. SAMUEL, d. m. THOMAS BRAINARD, d. JULIA ANN, d. QUINCY ADAMS, d. m.; no ch. ASA, m. MARTHA MCKAIG, d. m. Simeon French6 s m. (2nd) Oct. 14, 1847, Piqua, O., Permilla Culver. Ch.: SALOMA, m. MARIETTA, m. HOWARD, m. LEANDER LINCOLN, m. 70 AARON FRENCH, b. Sep. 29, 1805, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 12, 1880, Leesburg, Ind.; m. (1st) 1826, Susannah Dye. Ch.: JOHN (d. Elco, Nev.) ; m. MARGARET, d. m. CAROLINE, d. (m. Ezekiel...

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Genealogy of Lydia French and James Fordyce

7 LYDIA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. about 1777, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. about 1856-7, Miami Co., Ohio; m. June 28, 1802, Amity, Pennsylvania, James Fordyce, Jr. (b. Sep. 17, 1 2; d. Aug., 1852) ; moved from Pennsylvania to Miami Co., Ohio, 1811. Children: 58 ELIZABETH FORDYCE, b. Apr. 8, 1803; d. Apr., 1806. 59 URI FORDYCE, b. Feb. 18, 1805; d. Mar. 4, 1876; m. Mar. 17, 1829, Margaret Ann Long; 10 ch., including RUHAMA ANN (b. Nov. 21,1831; d. May 13, 1809, N. Y. City; m. Thomas Bowdle); MARGARET ELLEN (b. May 15, 1838; lives at West Milton, O.; m. William Wallace Wilson) ; and JOHN JOSEPHUS (b. Mar. 30, 1844; m.). 60 JOHN FORDYCE, b. Nov. 29, 1806; d. Aug. 23, 1829. 61 ZADOK FORDYCE, b. Jan. 29, 1809; d. Aug., 1837. 62 JAMES FORDYCE, b. Jan. 11, 1811; d.; m. Margaret Bull. 63 EZEKIEL FORDYCE, b. Jan. 19,1813; d. Nov. 11, 1887; m. (1st) Mar. 6, 1835, Eliza Denman and had ch.; m. (2nd) Nov. 5, 1850, Barbary Stull (b. July 4, 1824) ; six ch. of 2nd m., of whom JAMES LEONARD, MATTIE (Kime), ANNA (Casey), and SARAH ARMINDA (Wagoner) live in Ind. 64 WILLIAM FORDYCE, b. Nov. 4, 1815; d.; m. Emily Roberts. 65 MARY FORDYCE, b. Apr. 5, 1818; d.; m. Philip Lawhead; no ch. 66 ASA FORDYCE, b. Feb. 8, 1821;...

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Genealogy of Ezekiel French

6 EZEKIEL FRENCH (Aaron1), b. June 17, 1775, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Jan. 1, 1861, Miami Co., Ohio; m. (1st) Mar. 4, 1795, Phebe Bates (b. Jan. 18, 1775; d. Sep. 4, 1843), dau. of Ephraim Bates; m. (2nd) Jan. 16, 1845, Martha Jones (b. Mar. 21, 1773; d.) ; m. (3rd) Elizabeth (b. May, 1777, in N. J.; d. Feb., 1860, Miami Co., O.), widow of Enoch Sutton. Ezekiel French a moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, 1798, and to Miami Co., Ohio, 1811. Children of first marriage (none of second or third): 47 ISAAC FRENCH, b. Feb. 28, 1796, Amity, Pa.; d. Aug. 1850, Miami Co., O.; m. 1817, Wheeling (W.) Va., Elizabeth Ryan (b. 1800, in Pa.; d. 1852, Piqua, O.). Ten ch. were b. to them, most of whom d. young; their dau. MARY ANN FRENCH (b. July 20, 1821, now living, Sidney, O., in 90th yr.), m. Jan. 28, 1840, Alexander Clark (b. Feb. 20, 1818, near Cincinnati, O.), s. of James Clark, and had ch.: James Ezekiel (d. m.), Thomas Creighton (d.), Isaac Alexander (m.), and Laura Bell (m. Daniel Zelith Clark). 48 EPHRAIM FRENCH, b. Aug. 30, 1798; d. same year. 49 ELIZABETH FRENCH, b. Feb. 23, 1800; d. young. 50 MARY FRENCH, b. Feb. 23, 1801; d. 1838, unmarried. 51 ASA FRENCH, b. Mar. 29, 1803; d. Feb. 26, 1844,...

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Biography of Thomas W. Taylor, M. D.

Dr. Thomas W. Taylor, a well known urologist of St. Louis, was born at Newcastle in Staffordshire, England, March 4, 1880, his parents being James and Elizabeth (Onions) Taylor, who likewise were natives of the Merrie Isle. It was in the year 1882 that the father brought the family to the new world, settling originally in New Castle, Pennsylvania, while later he removed to Piqua, Ohio, where he successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits for many years. He passed away December 16, 1915, at the advanced age of eighty, while his wife died in Piqua, in 1914, at the age of seventy-nine. They were the parents of seven children, four sons and three daughters. Dr. Taylor, the youngest of the family, was but a year old when brought to the new world. He was educated in the public schools of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and of Covington, Kentucky, and completed his academic work at the Ohio Northern University, where he remained to within three months of his graduation. In 1905 he came to St. Louis and entered the Washington University as a medical student, being graduated in 1909. After receiving his professional degree he served as an interne in the St. Louis City Hospital for five months and later spent eighteen months in the Missouri Pacific Railroad Hospital. He then entered upon private practice in association with Dr. J. L. Boehm,...

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Biographical Sketch of Bird W. Housum

Housum, Bird W.; merchant; born in Miami County, O., in 1861; public school education; came to Cleveland in 1866; married in 1882, to Miss Ada Weber, of Nashville, Tenn; issue, one son, Charles Robert Housum; at the age of 15, went to work for G. A. Stanley, in the oil business; in 1885, representative of the Oil Dept., of Armour & Co.; in 1889, with J. F. Grace; organized the firm of 13. W. Housum & Co.; the firm, as now organized and incorporated, represents The American Sugar Refining Co., The Postum Cereal Co., Armour & Co., Fels Naphtha Soap, and other important concerns; member Baptist denomination; Republican; Mason, member Woodward Lodge, No. 508, A. F. & A. M., Lake Erie Consistory, Oriental Commandery, and Al Koran Temple, Mystic Shrine; member Royal Arcanum, National Union, the Royal League, and Commercial Travelers; Union, Tavern, Country, and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland, and the Ohio Society of New...

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Biography of John Charles Frey

John Charles Frey is a dairy farmer in Riley County. He is making a success of that business because he knows how, not only from experience but by close study, and he also brings to his work the indispensable faculty of industry and constant supervision of every detail. He might well be called the architect of his own destiny. The second oldest of a family of twelve children, and his parents being people of moderate circumstances, he felt the urge of responsibility when only a boy and did almost a man’s part in the fields when other children of his age were attending school. Consequently he had limited advantages in the matter of books and schooling. These early years of toil and industry were in Kansas, to which state he was brought when eight years of age. He was born at Tippecanoe in Miami County, Ohio, April 3, 1870, a son of Michael and Zena (Hauserbrook) Frey. He is of that substantial German stock that in this country and everywhere has shown its capabilities for the hardest problems of life. His parents were both natives of Germany and after their marriage in Ohio lived on a farm for some years and in 1878 came out to Kansas. Their first destination was Junction City, and not long afterward they located on a small farm in Geary County. Four years later...

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Biography of George W. Robinson

George W. Robinson of Wichita has been a Kansan forty years. His first work in this state was as an educator at Winfield, continuing from June, 1876, to June, 1879. He soon turned to the more congenial work of a business career. The field in which his energies have found their most successful issues has been in banking, and there are a number of flourishing institutions in the state which were organized or at some time in their career have received the benefit of his excellent judgment and financial ability. Born February 20, 1855, in Piqua, Ohio, he went to Illinois when a boy and was a student in Hedding College at Abingdon, in that state, until 1873. While in Illinois he taught in the country schools of MacDonough, Fulton and Adams counties, and during the school years of 1874-75-76 was principal of schools at LaPrairie, Illinois. He next accepted the superintendency of the schools of Winfield, Kansas, and held that position from June, 1876, to June, 1879. In June of the latter year he became associated with his uncle, M. L. Read, and brothers, M. L. and W. C. Robinson, in the M. L. Reads Bank at Winfield. Since then his business record has been almost exclusively in the field of banking. In July, 1884, the M. L. Reads Bank was merged into the First National Bank of...

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Biography of Hon. Horace B. Durant

Hon. Horace B. Durant, a prominent representative of the Ottawa County bar who is practicing his profession at Miami, is also active in public affairs, representing his district in the state senate. He was born at Troy, Miami county, Ohio, July 31, 1868, his parents being Horace H. and Caroline (Brandriff) Durant, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Ohio. Removing to Ohio, the father for a time engaged in the dry goods business at Troy, while later he conducted a drug store at Piqua, that state, becoming recognized as one of the successful business men of that place. At a later period he made his way to Oklahoma and spent his remaining years in this state, passing away in 1907. He was an earnest member of the Methodist church and was a republican in his political views, while fraternally he was identified with the Masons. Mr. Durant attended the grammar schools of Piqua, Ohio, and a high school of Washington, D. C., and then became a student at George Washington University at Washington, D. C., in which he completed a course in law, while later he took postgraduate work. He entered the Indian service in Washington and was afterward captain of Company D, Fourth Battalion of the Washington National Guard. In 1898 he came to Indian Territory and for a year filled a clerical position...

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Biography of Amos S. Lapham

Amos S. Lapham. There are but few members of the bar of Southeastern Kansas who have exceeded the record of Amos S. Lapham, of Chanute, for length and continuity of service, for devotion to the best ethics of the profession and for connection with important litigation. His standing is that of one of the foremost members of the bar of this part of the state. Judge Lapham was born on a farm in Champaign County, Ohio, April 6, 1845, and is a son of Oziel and Mahala (Steere) Lapham, and belongs to one of America’s old and honored families. John Lapham, the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Judge Lapham, was born in 1635, in Devonshire, England, and came to America prior to 1673, for on April 6, of that year, he was married at Providence, Rhode Island, to Mary, the daughter of William Mann. He lived at Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, and Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In the same year he was a freeman and deputy to the general assembly, and in 1675 was constable. He owned several hundred acres of land in the vicinity of Providence, but in 1676, at the outbreak of King Philip’s war, removed to Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was a large landholder for his day, and at the time of his death, in 1710, his estate, of which his wife Mary and son John were executors, was found to...

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Biography of Nelson H. George

Nelson H. George is one of the veterans in the service of the Santa Fe Railroad in Kansas. He had been connected with the railroad in different capacities for twenty-five consecutive years, and when he first came to Kansas over thirty years ago he entered the employ of the railway company, though afterwards for some seven or eight years he had a most diversified experience as a West Kansas homesteader. He now had the heavy responsibilities of general yardmaster of the Santa Fe Railway at Arkansas City. His name is familiar to railroad men throughout the southwest, and his efficiency in the strenuous and exacting life of the railroad man had brought him influence and prosperity in other lines. Mr. George was born at Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, May 22, 1858, and on December 19th of the same year his father, Nelson George, died at the age of thirty-five years, six months and a few days. Thus Nelson H. George early learned the lesson of self dependence, looked to himself rather than to others for the good things of life, and his career is one that may be studied with interest and inspiration. He had a worthy heritage of good stock from his ancestors. His great-grandfather David George was of both Scotch and Welsh stock. He lived in Sheffield, England, where all his children were born, but he died...

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Biography of Benjamin Harper

The subject of this sketch needs no introduction to the older generation of Rock Island County, the larger enterprises of which he was intimately associated with throughout the many years of his residence here. Benjamin Harper was born February 12, 1817, in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died April 3, 1887, in the City of Rock Island, Illinois. When about fourteen years of age his parents removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served his apprenticeship to the wagon-maker’s trade, upon completion of which, that spirit of bold initiative and energy which characterized his whole after life, asserted itself in a determination to launch out upon an independent business career. The story of his start, and his rapid conquest of fortune, affords an interesting contrast to the conditions of success demanded by our modern youth. Young Benjamin’s father was a small farmer, on what was then the Western frontier. Naturally, he possessed scant means that he could afford to venture as a capital stake for his young son, but the boy needed only half a chance, as the event will show. Mr. Harper happened to have in his cellar a considerable stock of cider. This he gave to Benjamin, telling him to dispose of it as he pleased. Young Harper loaded the cider on to a flat-boat, floated it down the Ohio River to St. Louis, and sold it....

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Roll Of Capt. William Luce’s Company

(Probably from Miami Co.) Served from August 23, 1812, until February 22, 1813. Capt. William Luce Lieut. John McClary Ensign John Dodds Sergt. Edward Dyer Sergt. Benjamin John Sergt. John Brown Sergt. Robert McElhaney Corp. Robert Elliott Corp. Jeremiah Collins Corp. Abraham Corrall Corp. Peter Rodebaugh Drummer, Samuel Buck Fifer, Peter Musselman Privates Blair, William Boles, John Bowman, Gilbert Brown, John Bull, Amos Catro, Charles Clark, Andrew Cofman, Henry Cofman, Jacob Coleman, George Cook, John Creviston, Henry Deem, John Fall, Hanteter Green, John Hannason, Samuel Houser, John Long, Jesse McGraw, James McGrew, Archibald McGrew, Samuel More, Samuel Rial, Jaq Robbins, John Scott, David Stitter, Daniel Tinckle, Nicholas Wead, John Westfall,...

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Roll Of Capt. Timothy Titus’ Company

(Probably from Miami County) Served from September 4, 1813, until March 14, 1814. Capt. Timothy Titus Lieut. Daniel West Ensign. Adam Milmon Sergt. Severs Hudson Sergt. Daniel Mills Sergt. Philip Everman Sergt. George Whitmore Corp. John Fate Corp. Michael Tierman Corp. John Devors Corp. Job Severs Drummer, Ashbel Crane Fifer, William McKee Privates Baird, George Baldwin, Daniel Boner, Patrick Buchels, David C Buckles, David B. Bunnel, Noah Burrows, John Bushels, Henry Cast, Archibald Cast, John Crook, John Crosin, Edward Davis, George Dill, Solomon Dollison, Rezing Downs, David Emmet, John Garwood, Hosea Garwood, William Gaskil, Samuel Goodpaster, John Gray, Thomas Hayes, William D. Hilt, William Homer, Samuel Hurst, William Irvin, Ell Jones, Joshua Kelow, Samuel Kriteser, Henry Lacey, John Lacey, William Linley, Francis Lofort, Lewis McDonald, John McLaughlin, Darby Meed, Isaac N. Mills, Michael Myers, Jacob H Orchey, Job Phillips, Thomas Reynard, John Runnel, John Settlemyre, William Shight, Peter Sidels, Israel Smith, Obediah Stanford, Philip Stilley, Elisha, Stipo, George Stites, John F Surface, Andrew Surface, Henry Tittle, John Van Skike, John Vineyard, John Waggoner, Michael Watson, Moses Wells, Abraham Winnings, Lewis Yillock,...

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