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101 (Research):1850 Indiana-- Vigo County Harrison township page 259A
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32 645 693 Jamison, Henry--34--M-- Chairmaker--14,000 Pensylvania
33 645 693 Jamison, Elizabeth--27--F--Ohio

38 645 693 Brim, Elmore --16--M-- Chairmaker-- Ind 
Brim, Elmore (I1000)
Abigail M. Sheldon Brightwell (1841-1871), moved to IA 
Sheldon, Abigail M. (P-108076614)
103 (Research):Ann Stanton Tarvin was born 4 Nov 1777 in Hampshire Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), the fifth child of Rev. George Tarvin and Sarah Cracraft.
She married 18 Mar 1794 Elisha Cowgill, Jr., in Mason Co., Kentucky.
They had sixteen children.
She died 4 Jun 1839 in Greencastle, Putnam Co., Indiana, and is buried in the Old Greencastle Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana.

Elisha Cowgill, Jr. was born 14 Feb 1773 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, the son of stonemason Elisha Cowgill and Martha Ewing. (Elisha's sister, Martha, married Ann Stanton's brother Joseph C. Tarvin, spawning the Tarvin Line 3.)
He died 10 Sep 1855 in Greencastle, Putnam Co., Indiana, and is buried in the Old Greencastle Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana. 
Tarvin, Ann Stanton (P-108076361)
104 (Research):CHARLES FOUND ONLY IN 1860 MONROE Sheldon, Charles (P-108076613)
105 (Research):CHARLOTTE FOUND IN 1870 AND 1870 MONROE Sheldon, Charlotte (P-108076559)
106 (Research):Eleanor Tarvin, also known as Nellie, was born about 1770 in Hampshire Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), the second child of Rev. George Tarvin and Sarah Cracraft.
She moved with her parents' family to Kentucky in late 1794.
She married 1795 _________ Whaley
They had three children.
Her name, Nellie, is on the 1897 Tarvin Family Tree with her three children, below. Also she may be the Nelly Whalley in the 1818 Campbell Co., Kentucky, tax list and Ellender Whaley in the 1820 U.S. Census of Campbell Co., Kentucky. 
Tarvin, Eleanor (P-108076362)
107 (Research):Elizabeth Tarvin, known as Betsy, was born 1779 in Frederick Co., Maryland, the sixth child of Rev. George Tarvin and Sarah Cracraft. (Sarah Cracraft was the daughter of Joseph Cracraft and Ann Stanton.) She moved about 1794 with her family to Kentucky. She married 29 Jun 1799 Thomas J. Cracraft, Jr., in Maysville, Mason Co., Kentucky. They had at least four children.

Ref: LDS Ancestral File number LW3R-PK submitted by Verne Hoffman and Daniel Butts. Ancestral file shows her born in Maysville, Kentucky, which is not correct.

Thomas J. Cracraft was born 1772 in Frederick Co., Maryland, the first child of Thomas Cracraft and Rebecca Mann. (Thomas Sr. was the son of Joseph Cracraft and Ann Stanton.) He apparently moved with his family to Mason Co., Kentucky, in the same wave of immigration that brought the Tarvins.

Ref: Census records of 1820 - 1830 show this family, including the oldest two daughters. No other record has been found about these girls.

Ref: LDS Ancestral File Numbers 1PXB-RBR, submitted by Verne Hoffman and Donald C. Butts.

Note: Thomas and Elizabeth were apparently first cousins, sharing common grandparents, Joseph Cracraft and Ann Stanton. 
Tarvin, Elizabeth (P-108076360)
108 (Research):Germantown, Pennsylvania: by Betty RandallGERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
by Betty Randall

The settlers to Germantown came from the Lower Rhine where German and Dutch
cultural ways mingled. These thirty-three settlers from Krefeld, Germany who
established the first sizable, stable and distinctly German settlement in
America at Germantown, PA in 1683, were followed by more than seven million
immigrants to our shores from German-speaking countries. The city of Krefeld
west of the Rhine near Düsseldorf, known for the manufacture of silk and linen,
prided itself on being a haven of tolerance during the 17th century, and a
refuge for those suffering religious oppression. When changes in the rule of the
region caused the spirit of religious acceptance to diminish, some among the
Mennonite and Quaker families decided to accept the invitation of William Penn
to settle in America.
The English Schooner which brought these German settlers to the port of
Philadelphia was named the Concord, an appropriate symbol of the immigrants'
friendly cooperation with the English and Dutch aboard. All the passengers,
attached to religious groups outside the established churches, answered the call
of William Penn to share the "Holy Experiment" and settle on the land granted to
William Penn. At age 36 Penn had petitioned King Charles II and received a vast
province on the west bank of the Delaware River, which was named Pennsylvania
after his father (to whom Charles II had owed a large debt canceled by this
When the thirteen Mennonite families from Krefeld landed in Philadelphia on
October 6, 1683 after a 75-day voyage, they were greeted not only by Penn but
also be a young, 32-year old German lawyer, Francis Daniel Pastorius, who had
become close friend with Penn since his arrival on August 20, 1683 on the ship
America with about a dozen people, among them his personal servants.
When Pastorius, a well traveled scholar, had heard about Penn's visits to the
Rhineland in 1671 and 1677 to recruit a group of religious and affluent
Pietists, he decided to associate himself with the group. But plans with the
Frankfurt Land Company did not materialize. Instead, Pastorius became the leader
of thirteen more modest families, who wished to escape religious intolerance,
and settle where they could lead a quiet and god-fearing life, free from
religious controversy and with the promise of liberty. That place was to be
Germantown, PA.
Pastorius arranged with Penn for the Krefelders to settle on a parcel of land
six miles north of newly founded Philadelphia. Cellars were dug into the ground
and covered and these were their shelters for the first winter. Even though that
winter brought many hardships, the new settlers endured. The nickname for the
new town, "Armentown" (town of the poor)was soon made obsolete by their hard
work and skills in the trades of weaving, tailoring, carpentry, and shoemaking.
They built homes first of logs and later of native stone; they raised flax,
built looms and set up their spinning wheels. Many were accustomed to growing
vines and when they saw wild grapes, they establishing vineyards. The official
seal of Germantown bears at its center a trifolium having a grape vine on one
leaf, flax blossoms on another and a weaver's spool on a third with the
inscription "Vinum, Linum et Textrinum," to show that the people lived from
grapes, flax, and trade. The Germantown Fair, first held in 1701 became a center
of exhibiting and selling the products of these craftsmen.
Penn had advised the new settlers not to reside on scattered farms, but to
follow the European pattern of living together in a town. By the end of the
1600s Germantown had a wide Main Street bordered by peach trees, a central
market and on opposite ends of town were burial grounds. Along the several
streams were a number of mills. More than fifty families built spacious farm
buildings and tended their three acre town plots growing vegetables and flowers.
The fields of the town lay to the north and south. These Germans had a love and
respect for the land unequaled by other immigrants and so they gained the
reputation for caring for the land exceedingly well.
In a few years the population of Germantown had increased so that additions were
made: Kriegsheim with 884 acres (named for the home of the Palatine Quakers),
Sommerhausen with 900 acres (in honor of Pastorius' birthplace), and Crefeld
with 1166 acres were added to the 2750 acres of Germantown. All were on the same
road; Germantown was the nearest to Philadelphia and Crefeld was beyond Chestnut
Hill in present Montgomery County.
On August 12, 1689 Germantown was incorporated and its first burgomaster,
Pastorius, made many lasting contributions to the community. Among them he is
credited with the establishment of a school system in which he became a teacher.
Since Mennonites considered education important, school houses were often built
first with worship held there until meetinghouses could be built. Another of
Pastorius's contributions was the writing of the first resolution in America
against Negro slavery*. As Germantown prospered, its administration, founded on
self government and civic responsibility, became a model for later German
settlements in America.
In 1883 America remembered the Germantown settlement and on Thanksgiving,
November 29, 1884 William Penn's statue was completed in Philadelphia. Today one
can visit the rebuilt home of Penn called Pennsbury Manor which is about 26
miles from Philadelphia.
In 1983 ceremonies were held throughout the U.S. to commemorate the first
organized settlement and books were published to tell the story of
German-American involvement in the founding and development of America. The U.S.
and Germany issued postage stamps of the ship Concord to salute the courage,
stamina, and motivation of those immigrants and all who followed in their
On this 300th anniversary of the arrival of the German pioneers the home of the
father of Franz Daniel Pastorius in Germany was acquired by the Pastorius Home
Association. The historic building was restored to its original charm by a
combined, voluntary effort of German and American citizens. It contains a
lecture hall, library, and facilities for guests. The home is open all year
round for travelers, and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year.
Since 1983 several landmarks in Germantown have been restored, among them the
site of Rittenhouse Mill, America's first paper mill, established by Wilhelm
Rittenhouse in 1690. A U.S. postcard was also issued showing the Rittenhouse
In 1988, under the leadership of the Greater Germantown Housing Development
Corporation, the Germantown community initiated a comprehensive economic
development program for the area which was suffering urban decay. Plans called
for the renovation of the 49 houses along Germantown Avenue and the creation of
new job-producing enterprises in the neighborhood. In the center was to be a
town square and historic park dedicated to the 1688 slavery protest and to the
thirteen pioneer families. It was also fitting that thirteen "family trees" were
On a marker, previously placed for the families in Germantown, is written:
In commemoration of the Landing of the German Colonists, October 6, 1683,
FRANZ DANIEL PASTORIUS, Dirk, Herman, Abraham Op Den Graeff*, Tuenes Kunders,
Lenert Arens, Reinert Tisen, Wilhelm Strepers, Jan Lensen, Peter Keurlis, Jan
Siemens, Johann Bleikers, Abraham Tuenes and Jan Lueken with their families.
Information taken from articles in: Krefeld Immigrants and Their Descendants,
Links Genealogy Publications, Sacramento, CA, Iris Cater Jones Editor (ISSN 0883-7961)
This was written for the Indiana German Heritage Society Newsletter by Betty
Randall, a descendant of Abraham op den Graeff, one of the original Krefelders,
who was also one of the signers of the "Protest Against Slavery." Ms. Randall is
a long-time member of IGHS and also a member of the DAR. She has a masters
degree in history from Indiana University.

Created: 18 June 1999, ARK
Updated: 23 January 2001, KAH
Comments: Dolores J. Hoyt,
This home page sponsored and maintained by IUPUI University Libraries.
IUPUI University Library
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Henckel, Anthony Jacob (P-108077074)
109 (Research):HARRIET E., FOUND IN 1860 AND 1870 MONROE..ASSUM MARRIED AFTER THAT Sheldon, Harriet E (P-108076436)
110 (Research):Israel A. Johnson was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, August 14, 1837. In 1838 his parents came to Illinois, settling in McLean county, remaining three years; thence to Louisa county, Iowa. His father, Archibald Johnson, being one of the early settlers of that county, remaining until April, 1854, when he settled in Pleasant township, Hardin county. He died on his farm in Pleasant township in February, 1861. Israel married Miss Catherine Fisher, a native of Champaign county, Illinois. He remained in Pleasant township until 1868, when he settled in Tipton, where he has since resided. Three children were born to them -- Ellen Ordilla, Anna Elizabeth and Oscar Anson, who died in 1864. His wife died in 1864. He afterwards married, April 15, 1860, Lodema Crosser. They have three children -- Etta May, Pearly Edward and Cora Belle. His second wife died in 1878. Afterwards married, in 1881, Mrs. Mary J. Hayworth, a native of Pennsylvania, she have four children by her first husband -- Henry F., Carrie A., Lewis J. and Chloe A. Anna married Jacob Chadwick; Allie married S. S. Stewart; both married September 7, 1881. Johnson, Israel A. (P-108076700)
111 (Research):James Calvin Blair pp. 910-912

It is found that very often in this country the President, Governor and other high public officials possess no higher ability than thousands of other citizens. They have simply taken better advantage of their surroundings than their fellows. And this truth runs through every occupation. The farmer who rises above his fellow farmers does so because he has found out how to rise above the surroundings which old others down. Such a farmer is James Calvin Blair, of Tipton township, Hardin county. He is a native of this locality, having been born in Pleasant township, March 29, 1860, and he is the son of James and Hester Jane (Sheldon) Blair, an excellent pioneer couple, who came here, among the first settlers, natives of Knox county, Ohio. The country was wild, sparsely settled and untraversed by railroads. They bought a farm on South fork on which they lived until about 1862, then moved back to Illinois and remained there two or three years, then returned to Hardin county, where the family has maintained their home ever since. The father became one of the prosperous farmers and influential citizens of this part of the county. He owned two good farms on South fork, one lying just south of Point Pleasant, and on this he made his home until his death. He was a man of strong personality and exemplary character. There were twelve children in his family, one of whom, Tommy, died when two years of age, those reaching maturity being as follows: Hulda Jane, who married L. D. McFarland, is now deceased; Irvin Clark lives at Lake Park, Iowa; Basil Robinson is deceased; John Nelson is deceased; Margaret Elizabeth, who married Robert Smith, is deceased, as is also Mr. Smith; Susan Matilda, who married George Smith, lives in North Dakota; Almira Melinda, who married Willis Hubbard, is deceased; James Calvin, of this review; Sarah Martha, who married Curtis Wilson, is deceased; Loretta, who married William Thompson, is deceased; Ellen married Reuben Boody and lives southeast of Point Pleasant.

The father of these children died on May 11, 1889, and the mother's death occurred on July 30, 1909, at the age of eighty-four years.

James C. Blair grew up on the home farm, where he remained until he was twenty-four years of age, having obtained his education in the district school. He was then married and continued to live on the home farm a year, then farmed two years on the Fox place north of Hubbard. He then went to Idaho about 1889 and farmed a year on the shares, then returned to Hardin county. In March, 1890, he moved on the excellent farm which he now occupies. Before going to Idaho he had bought eighty acres, two and one-half miles north of Hubbard, where he still lives, having lived here ever since. He has a good farm and a pleasant home, and has added to his original holdings until he now has two hundred and seventy-five acres all in one body, representing as valuable and desirable land as the township affords. He always keeps a good grade of live stock.

Mr. Blair was married on December 30, 1896, to Edith L. Glidden, daughter of Clark C. and Lucy (Sabin) Glidden, a fine old family, a sketch of whom is to be found on another page of this work. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Blair, namely: Edna, born September 19, 1888, married Charles Smuck and lives near her parents in Tipton township; they have two children; Ellen, Born November 15, 1889; Ethel, born October 4, 1891, died when twelve years of age; Charles, born march 4, 1896; Mabel, born March 8, 1898. 
Blair, James C. (P-108076653)
112 (Research):Mary 1880 parents bith listed Ireland McCollum, Mary A. (P-108076599)
113 (Research):Mary Brown age 72 living with Family in 1860
Mary Brown age 81 living with Family in 1870 
Brown, Mary Isabella (P-108076407)
114 (Research):Mary Tarvin, known as Polly, was born 1786 in Frederick Co., Maryland, the ninth child of Rev. George Tarvin and Sarah Cracraft. (Sarah Cracraft was the daughter of Joseph Cracraft and Ann Stanton.) She moved about 1794 with her family to Kentucky. She married 23 Jan 1807 Jackson Martin Harmon. They had seven children. she died 31 Dec 1861 in Fleming Co., Kentucky and is buried in Fleming Co., Kentucky.

Jackson Martin Harmon was born 10 Nov 1775 in Ann Arundel Co., Maryland, the third child of George Harmon or Harman of Saxony, Germany.

He died 23 Apr 1851 in Fleming Co., Kentucky and is buried in Fleming Co., Kentucky. 
Tarvin, Mary (P-108076358)
115 (Research):Monroe County Iowa 1860 Federal Census
Residence at Record - Mantua Township Age at Record - 4
Reference Page - Census Family Number - 816

Monroe County Iowa Genealogical Resource Database
Copyright 2001 - Stephen P. Stewart - All Rights Reserved 
Hinkle, Asa Cook (P-108076729)
116 (Research):Monroe County Iowa Genealogical Resource Database
Copyright 2001 - Stephen P. Stewart - All Rights Reserved

Primary Subject - Hinkle, Charity Maria

Source - Bethel Cemetery Census
Residence at Record - Age at Record -
Reference Page - Census Family Number -
Occupation -
Birth Date - 1-13-1859* Veteran -
Place of Birth - Military Unit -
Father's Name - Father's Place of Birth -
Mother's Name - Mother's Place of Birth -
Age at Marriage - Recorded Marriage Date -
Marriage Location -
Spouse - ,
Date of Death - 8-28-1860 Date of Burial -
Cemetery -
Age on Gravestone - 1yr 7mos 15dys Grave Designation - 
Hinkle, Charity M (P-108076728)
117 (Research):Notice in records of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, New Jersey.
page 20 Benjamin, Herrick; d 18 Aug 1789 aet. 70 
Benjamin, Jonathan (P-108077047)
118 (Research):Ohio Landowner Index of 1874

Last Name First Name Township RTS VMD
Raney S. Cedarville 4149
Raney S. heirs Cedarville 4149 
Raney, Samuel (P-108076544)
119 (Research):Rebecca H. Tarvin was born 1784 in Frederick Co., Maryland, the eighth child of Rev. George Tarvin and Sarah Cracraft. (Sarah Cracraft was the daughter of Joseph Cracraft and Ann Stanton.) She moved about 1794 with her family to Kentucky. She married 9 Feb 1806 Robert Fryer Carnaghan. They had nine children. They moved 1820 to Daviess Co., Indiana. She died 18 Aug 1854 in Daviess Co., Indiana. She is buried in Veale Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Daviess Co., Indiana.

Ref: 1806 Fleming Co., Kentucky Marriage Book 00, page 5, listing Robert Carnahan and Rebecca "Fawn."

Robert Fryer Carnaghan was born 1780 in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, the second child of Captain James Carnahan from Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, and Jane Freyer, from Hagerstown, Frederick Co., Maryland. (This family of nine moved to Nicholas Co., Kentucky between 1780 and 1798.)

He married first 9 Feb 1806 Rebecca H. Tarvin in Kentucky. They had nine children.

On 16 May 1816, Robert purchased 255 acres of land on Fleming Creek in Fleming Co., Kentucky, not far from Rev. George's land.

Ref: Fleming Co., Kentucky Deed Book F, 16 May 1816.

Prior to 1820, Robert moved his family to Indiana, settling first in Ripley Co., then in Daviess Co.

Ref: 1820 Census shows Robert Carnahan in Ripley Co., and 1830 Census in Daviess Co.

Following Rebecca's death, he married second about 1850 Elizabeth Aikman Carnahan, his brother's widow. They had no children.

He died 22 May 1852 in Washington Township, Daviess Co., Indiana, and is buried in Veale Creek Cemetery, Washington Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana.

Note: An important source for this family is The Carnahan Family; compiled from the records of Falura Aikman Carnahan-McGary, Washington Co., Indiana, by Eleanor Gerard Russell of Detroit, Michigan. Indiana State Library 929.2, C-Uncataloged. (Thanks to Carl Dearmin.) 
Tarvin, Rebecca H. (P-108076359)
120 (Research):Sarah Tarvin was born 4 Apr 1790 in Frederick Co., Maryland, the eleventh child of Rev. George Tarvin and Sarah Cracraft. (Sarah Cracraft was the daughter of Joseph Cracraft and Ann Stanton.) She moved about 1794 with her family to Kentucky. She married Jason Tribby in Kentucky. They had seven children. She died 21 Aug 1841.

Jason Tribby was born 14 Feb 1784 and died 18 Jul 1840. 
Tarvin, Sarah (P-108076356)
121 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Jackson (P-108076572)
122 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Thomas (P-108077059)
123 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Jesse (P-108076574)
124 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Robert (P-108077037)
125 (Research):See attached sources. Hinkle, Charles Henry (P-108077129)
126 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Eleanor (Nellie) (P-108077060)
127 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Thomas (P-108077039)
128 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Frank (P-108077038)
129 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Susan (P-108076568)
130 (Research):See attached sources. Hinkle, Wendel (Wintle) (P-108077006)
131 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, Polly (P-108076573)
132 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, James (P-108076567)
133 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, James (P-108077042)
134 (Research):See attached sources. Hinckel, Jacob Anthony (P-108077076)
135 (Research):See attached sources. Hinkle, John (P-108076783)
136 (Research):See attached sources. Spencer, John (P-108077036)
137 (Research):The Following description of conditions surrounding the early lifeof Joseph from his granddaughter, Mary E. Hinkle, of West Middletown,Ohio recieved by Miss Curry, Henckel
Family Historian, in part:

"Grandfather {Joseph Hinkle II} would often relate the harships heendured when a boy. He married before he was quite 20 years of age{ to Elizabeth DeBolt, a daughter of a neighbor, not quite 15 yearsold}.

They married on the 6th day of December 1806. In the evening theywent to the mouth of the Little Miami River, and danced on the ice.When they went to housekeeping, all they had, they haul on a sled.They had a ten-gallon kettle that had been in a fire and had neitherlegs nor bail. They would cook meat, bake bread and make coffee inthis kettle.

Grandfather made three wooden plates and had a penknife - he wouldcut his meat thenpass the knife to his wife to do likewise. He madea bed out of clapboards in one corner of the house and sawed off alarge block of wood for a table. He made three - legged stools, onehe said for company. When they went to bed they could either pulloff their clothes and spread them over them, or slept with their clothes,for they had no covers. When he had saved a little money, he boughtthree plates, three cups and saucers and three knives and forks, alwaysone extra for company and felt he was doing fine.

He had work for a neighbor to get his ground plowed for his gardenand had to work all day to get use of the hoe". We know that CharlesFrancis and his twin sister Elizabeth Jewell Dickey was raised byJoseph and Elizabeth. I also know that there was an Hinkle/DickeyReunion held in Butler County, Ohio. I have bee researching for theconnection between families. I have found the following so far.

Lewis Hinkle {Twin} born March 30 1813 in Middletown, Ohio and die December 27 898 in Decatur County, Greenburg, Indiana, fourth childof Joseph and Elizabeth. He married {1} Salome Reid December 23, 1883in Butler County,Ohio, daughter of Rev. William Reid and Sarah Overpeck.She died in 1846, they had five children. He maried Salome's sister{2} Mary Ann Reid May 3, 1846 in Shelby County, Indiana. They hadseven chidren this where the Hinkle Dickey connection began.

The Oldest of the Lewis and Mary Ann Reid's children was Mary LouiseReed Hinkle was born August 4 1847 near Shelby County, St. Paul, Indianaon December 24, 1866 she married George Sherer Dickey, son of SamuelMiller Dickey, born April 23, 1842 in Preble County, Ohio. The followingexcerpt is taken from a letter from Olive Dickey Gilham, a granddaughterof Lewis Hinkle.

"Mary Louise Reed Hinkle was born August 4, 847. She married shortlyafter the death her mother in Hamilton, Ohio on December 24, 1866to George Sherer Dickey of near Middletown, Ohio. He had just returnedfrom three year's service in the Union Army. The romancve of thismarriage back in Ohio among her Hinkle Hinkle and Reid relatives,near neighbors and friends of the old pioneer Dickey amcestor whohunted and trapped with Daniel Boone both at theie home in Rowan County,North Carolina and later in Kentucky, is one of the choice traditionsof their children and grasndchildren.

For the last two years the Hinkles and Dixckeys have held annual reunions.It has become a permnent institution and thy will meet again thisyear at the old Elk Creek Burying groinds in the newly built GrangeHall near by.

All descendants of Hinkles and Dickeys and the descendants of theold time neighbors of these old families are cordially welcome onthe last Sunday in August of each year." Additionally, a son of Lewisand Mary Ann, James William Thomas McMullin Hinkl born 1852 near StPaul Shelby County, Indiana, married Mary Eliza Dickey, a sister ofGeorge S Dickey in Butler County, Ohio.

The family removed to Matoon Illinois, they had three children,James died in Canada in 1899. He was drowned in Peace River near Edmonton,Alberta on the way to Klondyke gold fields. He was a locomotive engineeron the run between Indianapolis, Indiana and St Louis , Missouri foryears.

Further Lucinda Hinkle {twin} was born March 30, 1813 in Middletown,Ohio and died August 30, 1905. She married Henry Murphy March 29,1849 in Butler County, Ohio, G Dickey officiating. They had two children. 
Hinkle, Joseph (P-108076782)
138 / Gookin, John (P-108076671)
139 / Cracroft, Joseph (P-108077144)
140 1. Has Children Ann Alice CORRY b: 5 Oct 1849 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
2. Has Children Riley James CORRY b: 23 Jun 1851 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
3. Has No Children Matthew Walter CORRY b: 9 Jun 1853 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
4. Has Children Leander Brown CORRY b: 11 Mar 1855 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
5. Has No Children Edwin CORRY b: 2 Apr 1858 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
6. Has Children Henry Russell (Harry) CORRY b: 24 Feb 1860 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
7. Has Children Frank Martin CORRY b: 9 Apr 1861 in Yellow Springs,Greene,Ohio,USA
8. Has Children Robert Elmer CORRY b: 1 Nov 1863 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
9. Has Children Lydia Alta CORRY b: 26 Apr 1867 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA
10. Has Children Ida May CORRY b: 10 Feb 1869 in Miami,Greene,Ohio,USA 
Corry, William Rutherford (P-108076339)
141 1. Has Children Mary Belle GREGG b: 14 AUG 1860 in Xenia. OHIO. USA
2. Has Children William Brown GREGG b: 7 DEC 1864 in Xenia. OHIO. USA
3. Has No Children Andrew Galloway GREGG b: 23 JUL 1866 in Xenia. OHIO. USA
4. Has Children Etta Julietta GREGG b: 7 FEB 1868 in Xenia. OHIO. USA 
Galloway, Eleanor (P-108076345)
142 1706 Staten Island Census list's Salomon Brickon's age as 43.
The listing, however, does not line up families directly. It appears as if the census taker had 4 columns, and put the families down men in first, women in second, male children and then female children as lists, and not necessarily as family units. Salomon is the 5th man's surname. Margaret la Count is the 6th female surname, and Bety Bricon is the 12th Female surname. John, Pet and Jacob la Count are the 3rd boy's surname.
The linking of Bety Bricon with Salomon Brickon was done by MD Dickerson.
(Page 150, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Data relating to the Settlement and Settlers of New York and New Jersey, John E. Stillwell, MD 1903 (Baltimore Publishing Co. 1970))

The Essex/Middlesex/Union county area of New Jersey in the 1700's is a fascinating and rich area for researching family names. This area was just being populated in the early 1700's and was to play a key role in the Revolutionary War. The Brecounts lived in this area for 4 generations; marrying with the other historical names of this sparsely populated area. The same Elizabeth / Woodbridge names keep appearing as one looks through the various Surname genealogies, wills, tax and military records..

Examples; the Grandchildren of Salomon Bricon married: CONNETT, MORRIS, DECAMP, WILLIAMS. I have found 7 NJ Great Grandparents for Fifth generation Solomon G. Brecount (1810-1869); BRECOUNT, CODDINGTON, DECAMP, WILLIAMS, HIGGINS, DARBY, PETIT. I have found Revolutionary War involvement for 3 of the 4 GGfathers; Williams, Brecount, and Darby. It is very likely that James Decamp also participated in the war with his DeCamp relatives. Wills for these surnames keep mentioning the other surnames as witnesses. Many of the current street names of Elizabeth, Rahway, Westfield and Woodbridge are based on the original settler's surnames. (For more on these families, cemetery records/pictures and current street names in NJ, please see NJ trip Report.)

The New Jersey area due west of Staten Island was originally settled by the Dutch, and then by colonists from Connecticut and Massachusetts in the late 1600's. Long Island and Staten Island farmers began to migrate to NJ in the 1700's. Elizabethtown and her northern sister town, Newark, became town centers in the early 1700's. Farms spread west from Elizabeth and through modern Westfield and onward to the Morristown Hills. Farms also spread south to the new mill settlements of Rahway and Woodbridge (Current Essex, Union and Middlesex counties).

The colonists in New Jersey were at the war front throughout the Revolutionary War. After the British army fled Boston in 1776, New York City was the British headquarters for the duration of the war.. The British army was hemmed in New York city by the fortified bases of Washington's troops to the more hilly north and west of Connecticut, NY Westchester county, the Hudson River Palisades and hills of New Jersey. The area due west of the British army encampments on Staten Island, however, was relatively flat. Elizabethtown, Rahway, Woodbridge and Perth Amboy provided easy crossing points. The Kings Highway ran from Elizabethtown through Rahway, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy and then to Philadelphia. The highway served as an easy path to march on the colonists, as well as a conducive landscape for fighting European type battles. The area also served as a convenient area for the British to forage for food throughout the war.

1776 and 1777 saw the greatest military action:

In December 1776, the British collected about 400 head of cattle and 200 sheep from the area, intending that that would feed the troops during the winter. A company of Colonial militia men retrieved the animals from Woodbridge during the night of Dec. 11.

December 1776 also saw the British using the Staten Island crossing on their strike toward Philadelphia that was turned back at the famous Christmas battle at Trenton, but remained in eastern New Jersey throughout the Spring, using Perth Amboy as a base from December 1, 1776 through June 1777. The Colonists, however controlled the area just to the north of Perth Amboy, beginning around Rahway.

A January 6, 1777 skirmish in Spanktown (Rahway) over one thousand barrels of salt lasted two hours and resulted in the British again being forced to return to the Perth Amboy area. Similar skirmishes occurred from March thru April. The British finally vacated the area on June 22 after heavy fighting on May 10th.

The 'Salt Battle' took place at the intersection of King's Highway and Westfield road, still an intersection that contains the St.. Georges Cemetery, that Daniel Brecount is buried in, and the Drovers Tavern , now housing the Rahway Historical Society.

The Militia from the area was made up by the local farmers, and the family surnames documented appear frequently in the Brecount records
(Research):The earliest Brecount traced is Salomon Bricon, a French refugee that emigrated from the village of Sancerre, Berry Province on the Loire River in the center of modern France 1.

Sixteenth and seventeenth century France was a land in turmoil. Numerous factions vied for dominance, being influenced by domestic social, religious and international factions, the strongest coming from the polarized Protestant (Huguenot) and Catholic sections. The turmoil turned to religious and civil wars during the last half of the 1500's when the thorn of France was left open without a clear successor. The wars ended with the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which returned civil and religious freedoms to the Huguenots. The religious conflict in France and it's territories were never truly resolved. Attacks on Huguenots' rights continued and by the 1650's wide spread Huguenot emigration was underway from France and it's new world colonies. In 1695, the Edict of Nantes was revoked entirely and the Huguenot emigration became a flood. Huguenot rights were not guaranteed in France again until the end of the 1700's.

Some 400,000 Huguenots fled to Holland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Some 200,000 of the emigrants arrived in the United Kingdom with enough manufacturing background to make England an exporter of goods that it had it previously had to import (e.g.. Silk, Linen). By 1700, thirty nine French Protestant Churches were organized in London alone, with many more established throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Many of the refugees, both European and Canadian, moved onto America to join existing settlements in New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Carolinas.

Salomon Bricon was one of these post-Edict refugees. He registered at the French Church, La Tabernacle, in London on 20 August 1699. This registration noted his home in France. No wife is mentioned 1.

From 1618 to 1725 some 5,000 to 8,000 Huguenots sailed for the American colonies. The settlements were in New York; (New Amsterdam - Peter Minuet, a Huguenot, was the purchaser of Manhattan in 1626- and the NY Hudson Valley -New Paltz in 1677), New England (Boston and Maine), Virginia (James River region), and the Carolinas.

Beginning about 1690, the British government and a number of relief societies started making plans to offer transportation to the American Colonies. Land was purchased for the Huguenots on Staten Island, Manikin town Virginia (Richmond) and the Carolinas.

In 1700 and 1701 refugees sailed for New York (Staten Island, New Rochelle and Westchester) and for Virginia (James City, D'Henrico County and Manikin town, the last two in the vicinity of current Richmond Va..).

Eight hundred Huguenots sailed for Virginia under the leadership of the Marquis de la Muce on 4 ships. The first ship, MARY ANN, arrived in James City (current Williamsburg area) with 169 passengers on July 23, 1700. The second ship, PETER AND ANTHONY, destined for Manikin town, landed October 6, 1700 with 145 passengers. The third ship transported 291 passengers to establish the Parish of King William in the county of Henrico in Virginia. And the fourth ship, the Nasseau 2, left Blackwall in London on December 8, 1700 and arrived March 5, 1701 in Virginia with 191 passengers.

Salomon Bricou and his wife were listed on this fourth ship. Salomon had probably married in the prior 18 months since registering at the London church. The listing of the passengers describe them as destined for Manikin town.

Manikin town was on the site of an abandoned Manakin Indian tribe settlement. In December of 1700, the first settlers were already having a hard time, and requests for additional food were being highlighted to the Virginia government meeting at the Royal Colledge of William and Mary. The Council requested that notice be sent to the King that no more Refugees be let in. The unexpected arrival of the 4th ship, the Nasseau, in March caused additional distress to the government, and the passengers were told to settle as soon as possible, either at Manikin town or to other settlements that they could find. One fellow passenger, a French knight, settled in Gloucester County on the coast of Virginia.

A May 1701 follow-up to the December Virginia Governor's Council meeting by William Byrd, a well documented historical figure from that area, found that the Manikin town settlers were in a very poor state, suffering from hunger, poverty and sickness. Many settlers had already begun to move on. It was noted that the newcomers on the fourth ship had worked had to improve the land, more in fact, than the original Huguenot settlers, inferring that some of the Huguenots were thought to be lazy and living at the charity of the government. An additional visit to the area sometime later in 1701 noted 203 remaining French refugees, of which 77 were from the fourth ship. Solomon Bricon was not listed as a resident. A note from Stafford County Virginia in October 1701 noted, "Wee have no news in these parts, only that ye ffrench Refugees is, most of them, gone to Maryland, and have left an ill distemper behind them, ye bloody flux, which has affected some of our neighbours." Over half of the emigrants left the settlements and went to other Huguenot settlements in the Carolinas, Maryland and Staten Island 3.

Salomon Brickon and his wife Betty Bricon evidently were two of the refugees to leave Virginia and settle in New York, for they were in included in the first census of Staten Island in 1706 4. The 1706 census was important, as it included women and children. The names were spelled phonetically; the 't' is silent and the 'e' and 'i' are close in French. This helps explain the 3 name spellings in 7 years.
Subject: [Huguenot] BRICOU / BRECOUNT / Staten Island 1706 Census
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 1999 14:38:01 -0400

Am researching the BRECOUNT family, and have traced them to Salomon born ~ 1660.
The name variations include:

The names travel from France to England (1699) to Virginia (1701/2) to Staten
Island (by 1706) to NJ (1720's) to OHIO (1796).

I would love to hear from anyone that may have one of these variations in their
family trees or one of the following Surnames.

I have the family documented on my website, along with the

Salomon BRICON is registered at the French Church, La Tabernacle, in London on
20 August 1699.
Salomon BRICOU and wife were on Nasseau boat to Virginia, arriving 1701.
Salomon BRIICKON and his wife Bety BRICON in the first census of Staten Island
in 1706. (Although Margreat LA COUNT and children are closer to Salomon than
Bety on the list)
Salomon BRICON married Francoisse CONELLY, in 1712, NYC.

1. I have no source data on his sons, Daniel and Solomon Brecount, only dates
from an earlier family tree.

2. Is anyone searching the following names: QUINTARD, DURAND, MORIN, BRICKEY?
>From Baird's "Huguenot Emigration" and baptismal records at the French Huguenot
church in NYC; "Pierre BRICOU, of Beaussais en Poitou, was a member of the
French Church, Briston, and was conected by marriage with Isaac QUINTARD. In
New York, Marie Bricou, wife of Pierre DURAND 1706, and Marianne Bricou, wife of
Moise MORIN, 1717, were members of the French Church."
Also: John Jean BRICKEY BRICOU b. 1640 Artois , , France d. Ca 1718 ,
Westmoreland, Virginia from I have been unable to
connect these BRICOUs to Salomon.

3. Where can I find the register of the above French Church, La Tabernacle in

4. I have found two instances of BRECOUNT spelled at LECOUNT in NJ ~1770's.
The LA COUNT listing in the 1706 Census seems too coincidental. I would like
to find out more about the LA COUNT family on Staten Island and NJ. 
Brecon, Solomon (P-108076765)
143 1837 Thomas Sheldon Land Deed 
Sheldon, Thomas (P-108077056)
144 1850 census as jas b
next page father and brother john
1860 in Ill with brother john and father 
Turner, James Bigham (P-108077026)
145 1850 census has a Michael Drake 18 years living with the Hickmans Drake is from Tennessee could be brother or relative or just hired help Shaver, Rebecah (P-108076982)
146 1880 Federal
Father's Birthplace PA
Mother's Birthplace PA 
Floretta (P-108076641)
147 1880 Federal Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Archibald JOHNSON Self M Male W 32 IA Farmer WV OH
Floretta JOHNSON Wife M Female W 28 OH Keeping House PA PA
Elvira JOHNSON Dau S Female W 9 IA At School IA OH
Catherine JOHNSON Mother W Female W 68 OH At Home OH OH
1880 census Listed Neighbor Brother? Lewis Johnson and Family 
Johnson, Archibald (P-108076697)
148 1930 Federal Ohio Census, Greene County Miami township district 14 Source (S1017492617)
149 3. David Brecount, Jr.. (1784 NJ - 1867) married LORENCY LEREU(Lorena Lorne?) (1790 NJ - ) - in Hamilton Co. Ohio in 1814. David Jr. and Lorency appear in 1820 - 1850 Census in Sycamore Twp, Hamilton County.
1820 Census 148 Hamilton Co., Sycamore Tsp 1 in Agriculture
1 Male 26-44 1 Female 26-44 David + Lorency
2 Male <10 1 Female <10 Clark, Amos, Ruth
1830 Census 206 Hamilton Co., Sycamore Tsp
1 Male 40-50 1 Female 40-50 David + Lorency
2 Male 10-15 1 Female 10-15 Clark, Amos, Ruth
1 Male 5-10 David + ?
2 Male <5 John + Moses
1840 Census 419 Hamilton Co., Sycamore Tsp Farmer
1 Male 50-60 1 Female 40-50 David + Lorency
1 Male 20-30 1 Female 15-20 Amos, Ruth
1 Male 15-20 David
2 Male 10-15 1 Female 5-10 John, Moses, Eliza
1850 Census 402 Hamilton Co., Sycamore Tsp as of 9/10/1850)
David 65 b. NJ Farmer $7500
Lurary 60 b. NJ
Amos 33 b. Oh Farmer
Moses 21 b. Oh Farmer
Eliza 16 b. Oh
Fact 1: Farmer 
Brecount, David (P-108076775)
150 300px-John_Brown_Epitaph 
BROWN, John [The Christian Carrier] (P523105631)

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