History & Genealogy of George Potts

The following article was written and submitted by Mark L Brunner for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in May 1998.


George Potts, a native of County Cavan, Ireland, married Margaret McKeever, perhaps about 1788. About 1793, with his wife and three children, he emigrated to America. During the voyage, the eldest child was accidentally drowned. The father took this affliction so much to heart, that he died of grieve soon after reaching New York. The widow subsequently married a Mr. Dickinson, but he did not long survive, and she was left a widow a second time. She crossed the mountains and settled in West Middletown, (formerly called Williamsburg), Washington County, Pennsylvania. (*1, pg 421)

It is unknown where George, Margaret, and Mr. Dickinson are buried.

In 1836 the name of Williamsburg was changed to Independence, when the first post office was established. (*2)

Margaret may have moved to Williamsburg because of possible relatives in the area. William McKeever was an early resident of West Middletown. He was a hatter. There was also a Thomas McKeever and Mathew McKeever. Mathew McKeever married Jane Campbell, a sister of Alexander Campbell. Alexander Campbell was born September 12, 1788 in County Antrim, Ireland. He was a minister and founder of Bethany College. (*2)

Three children:

John Potts (2), was born in 1789, and drowned at sea in 1793. (*1, pg 421)

Thomas Potts (2), was born about 1790, in County Cavan, Ireland. He was a wagon-maker, and carried on the business at or about West Middletown until 1837, when he removed to Unionport, Jefferson County, Ohio. He married Jane Arnold in 1828 or 1829, who died shortly after the removal to Ohio. The children were taken charge of by their Aunt Sarah Hammond. Thomas married, second, Margaret Lane, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, about 1839. She died in 1849 [actually 1856]. Thomas Potts died July 21, 1872. (*1, pg 421)

The first brick building in Independence Village was built by Thomas Potts, who sold the building to James McCreery in 1837. In 1823 there was a shop owned by a Joseph Lane in West Middletown. (*2)

Margaret is the daughter of Richard Lane of Maryland, then Washington County, Pa., then Monroe Township, Perry County, Ohio. Margaret is the daughter of Richard and first wife. His second wife was Mary. (*7)

Richard Lane, in 1850, lived in Monroe Township, Perry County, Ohio. He was 63, a farmer, and was born in Maryland. Mary Lane was 59, and was born in Pennsylvania. Their children were: James Lane, 30, farmer, born Pa.; Rachel Lane, 24, born Pa.; Abram Lane, 21, laborer, born Pa.; Elizabeth Lane, 19, born Pa.; Mary Ann Lane, 15, born Pa.; Samuel Lane, 17, laborer; Martha Lane, 13, born, Pa.; Richard Lane, 4, born Ohio; and David Lane, 2, born Ohio. (*12)

Thomas Potts, mechanic, born Ireland, died Wayne Township, Jefferson County, July 21, 1873. (*8)

There is a David Arnold listed in the 1820 census in Pike Run, and in the 1830 census in Hopewell, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Thomas and Margaret are buried in the Old Seceder Church cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. (*6)

In 1830 Thomas Pots lived in Hopewell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Living with Thomas was one male less than five years of age , one female between 20 and 30 years of age, and one female between 60 and 70 years of age. (*10)

In 1850 Thomas Potts was 59 years old and Margaret Potts was 40 years old. Thomas was a wagon maker. He was born in Ireland and Margaret was born in Pennsylvania. Living in the same house was Elizabeth Scott, who was 14 years old, and born in Ohio. (*12)

In 1870 Thomas Potts lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 78, a wagon maker, and was born in Ireland. Also living with Thomas were: Alexander C. Davis, 31, wagon maker, born Pennsylvania; James Wheery, 22, blacksmith, born Ohio; Ephrain Workman, 17, painter, born Ohio; and William Maxwell, 18, apprentice blacksmith, born Ohio. (*14)

In 1871 T. Potts owned 25 acres on the north-west corner of Unionport road and Township road 201, just north of Unionport. (*39)

On George Potts' death certificate, Thomas and Jane are listed as born in Ireland. (*9)

Thomas and Margaret Potts are buried in the Bloomingdale cemetery, Jefferson County, Ohio. Thomas died in 1873 at 82 years, and Margaret died in 1856 at 53 years. (*32)

Thomas and Margaret Potts are buried in the Bloomfield cemetery, Bloomingdale, Ohio. Thomas died July 21, 1873, aged about 82 years, and Margaret died August 20, 1856 at 53 years. (*33)

Three children:

(1). George Potts (3), was born April 11, 1830, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He married Mrs. Adaline Holmes, daughter of Josiah Scott and Elizabeth (Wilson) Scott, October 13, 1867. She was born November 3, 1836, and died February 13, 1891. Residence Unionport, Ohio. (*1, pg 422)

George was a Sargeant in the 157th regiment National Guard organized at Camp Chase, Ohio on May 15, 1864. (*5)

George Potts was a Sargeant in company G., 157th O N G. He enlisted May 15, 1864 and was discharged September 2, 1864. (*27)

George and Adaline are buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

George Potts was born April 11, 1830, in Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas Potts and Jane (Arnold) Potts. He was a wagon maker. He died June 19, 1912, and was buried in Unionport, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was Elizabeth DeWalt. (*9)

In 1850 George Potts lived in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. He lived in the home of Henry Brisler and Minerva Brisler. George and Henry were couch makers, as were William Jeffreys and James Brisler. George Potts and William Jeffreys were 20 years old, Henry Brisler was 42 years old, and James Brisler was 16 years old. They were all born in Pennsylvania. (*12)

In 1870 George and Adaline Potts lived with George's father in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. George was 40, a carriage maker, and was born in Pennsylvania. Adaline was 35, and was born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1871 George Potts owned two houses. One was across the street from his father's house. It was the second building on the east side of Unionport road, and north of Township road 201. The building just south of this house was the wagon shop. The second house owned by George was on the north side of Market street in Unionport, Ohio. It was the middle lot between West street and Second street. (*39)

In 1880 George and Adaline Potts lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. George was 50 years old and Adaline was 43 years old. George was a wagon maker. He was born in Pennsylvania, his father was born in Ireland, and his mother is listed as born in Pennsylvania. Adaline was born in Ohio, and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. (*15)

In 1900 George Potts lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*16)

On Harry T. Potts' death certificate, George's place of birth was Unionport, Ohio, and Adaline's place of birth was Bloomingdale, Ohio. (*9)

Adaline Potts, married, born Wayne Township, died Unionport February 13, 1891, age 55 years, 3 months, and 10 days of pneumonia. (*25, pg 122)

In 1850 Adeline Scott was 13 years old and lived with her mother, Elizabeth Scott, in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Elizabeth Scott was 53 years old and was born in Pennsylvania. In the same house lived: Mary J. Scott, 25, born in Ohio; Rachel E. Scott, 18, born in Ohio; Tabitha Scott, 15, born in Ohio; Josiah Tidball, 14, born in Ohio; John Potter, 47, born in Pennsylvania; Susan A. Scott, 22, born in Ohio; Mary Wilson, 85, born in Maryland; and Elizabeth S. Scott, 20, born in Ohio. (*12)

In 1840 Josiah Scott, and family lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household, other than Josiah and his wife, were 1 female between 0 and 5 years, 3 females between 5 and 10 years, and 2 females between 10 and 15 years. (*11)

In 1830 Josiah Scott, and family lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household, other than Josiah and his wife, were 1 female between 0 and 5 years, and 1 male between 10 and 15 years. (*10)

Josiah and Elizabeth Scott are buried in the Bloomfield cemetery, Bloomfield, Ohio (*6)

Tabitha Scott married William J. Robinson [Robison], June 6, 1854. (*37)

Mary Jane Scott married Simon B. Warren on September 9, 1858. (*37)

Three children:

I. Harry Thomas Potts (4), was born August 9, 1868 in Unionport, Ohio. As was common at the time, he was called by his first two initials, H.T. He married Margaret Elizabeth Smith. The date of the marriage is unknown. Margaret was born July 29, 1873, the daughter of Campbell Smith and Molly Virginia (Hazlett) Smith. Harry was a bridge inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Margaret died November 10, 1942. Harry died February 3, 1937. Harry and Margaret are buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio. (*3)

Harry Thomas Potts was born in 1868. (*1, pg 422)

Harry T. Potts was born August 9, 1868, in Unionport, Ohio, the son of George Potts and Adaline (Scott) Potts. He was a retired railroad employee. Harry died February 3, 1937, and was buried in Unionport, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was George C. Potts. (*9)

Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Potts was born July 29, 1873, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Campbell Smith and Mary Ewirt. [Believed that Ewirt was the last name of Mary's last husband]. She died November 10, 1942, and was buried in Unionport, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was George C. Potts. Campbell was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and Mary was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (*9)

In 1870 Harry T. Potts lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was one year old, and was born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1880 Harry T. Potts lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 11 years old and born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1900 Harry Potts lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*16)

In 1920 Harry T. Potts and Margaret E. Potts lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Harry was 51, and a bridge inspector for the railroad. He was born in Ohio, his father was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother was born in Ohio. Margaret was 46, and born in Pennsylvania. Her father was born in West Virginia, and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. (*18)

In 1880 Margaret Smith was 6 years old and lived with her mother, Mary Smith in Smithfield village, Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Mary Smith was 28 years old and born in Pennsylvania. Mary's parents were born in Ireland. In the same house were Margaret's sisters: Sarah, 5; and Mary, 3. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania and her sisters were born in Ohio. Their grandmother, Margaret Smith, also lived with them. Grandmother was 62 years old and she and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. (*15)

In 1860 Campbell Smith lived with his parents in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 12 years old and born in Virginia. His parents were Benjamin Smith and Margaret Smith. Benjamin was 57 years old and born in Maryland, and Margaret was 42 years old and born in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was a boot maker. Campbell's brothers were: John Irvin, 4; and __nchanan, 2. Campbell's brothers were also born in Virginia. (*13)

Campbell's initials were C. T. Smith, from an inking plate for his address.

In 1870 Benjamin and Margaret Smith lived in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Benjamin was 68 years old and born in Maryland, and Margaret was 51 years old and born in Pennsylvania. Benjamin was a boot maker. Living with them were John Smith, 14, and James Smith, 12. John and James were born in Ohio. (*14)

Benjamin Smith married Margaret Smith on October 17, 1854. (*37)

Five children:

1. Jay Arthur Potts (5), was born May 7, 1895, in Moundsville, West Virginia. He was nicknamed Ike and was never married. Jay was a veteran of World War I, and died November 12, 1950. He is buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

In 1920, Jay A. Potts lived with his parents in Wayne township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Jay was 24, and was born in West Virginia. (*18)

2. George Campbell Potts (5), was born September 11, 1896. He married Margaret Leonda Christy. Margaret was born June 30, 1903, in Cadiz, Ohio, the second of three children born to Samuel Thompson Christy and Annabelle (Rogers) Christy. George was a veteran of World War I. He was a steam shovel operator, sold automobiles, and had an appliance store called "Potts Brothers'" (named for his two sons). George died August 12, 1967 and is buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio. Margaret last resided at 509 E. Market, Cadiz, Ohio 43907. She died October __, 1987.

In 1920, George C. Potts lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. George was 23, and was born in Ohio. (*18)

George Potts and Margaret Christy were married December 18, 1926. (*31)

In 1920, Margaret Christy lived with her parents on South Buffalo street in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. Margaret was 16, was a student in a business college, and was born in Ohio. Her father, Samuel L. Christy, was a carpenter. Samuel was 47, and he and his parents were born in Ohio. Margaret's mother, Anna B. Christy was 42, and she and her parents were also born in Ohio. Margaret's brothers were: Forest B. Christy, 18, a laborer, born in Ohio; and John R. Christy, 4 years and 11 months, born in Ohio. (*18)

In 1910, Margurite Christy was 6 years old and living with her parents in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Her parents were Samuel and Anna Belle Christy. Samuel was 38 years old and Anna Belle was 32. Samuel was a house carpenter. Margurite's brother, Forest, was 8 years old. They were all born in Ohio. (*17)

Samuel F. Christy, born January 6, 1872 in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio, son of John Christy and Martha W. White. (*69)

In 1880, Samuel F. Christy was 7 years old and living with his parents in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Samuel was born in Ohio. His father, John Christy, was 35 years old, and he and his parents were born in Ohio. John was a farmer. Samuel's mother, Martha W. Christy, was 38 years old, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Samuel's siblings were: Martha E., 13; Barbera (?) E., 11; and William B., 9. They were all born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1900 Samuel F. Christy lived with his parents in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farm laborer and was born in Ohio. His brother, William B. Christy, was a carpenter, and was also born in Ohio. Samuel's parents were John Christy and ________ W. Christy. John was born in September 1845 and his wife was born in September 1837. They were both born in Ohio, had been married for 33 years, and had four children. John's father was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother was born in Ohio. (*16)

Samual T. Christy lived from 1872 to 1934, and Anna B. Christy lived from 1878 to 1956. They are buried in section 18 of the Cadiz Union cemetery. (*28)

Samuel T. Christy died May 9, 1934, and was born January 6, 1872; son of John and Martha (White) Christy; married Anna Bell Rogers; daughter Mrs. Margaret Potts, sons, Forest and John. (*31)

In 1850 John Christy was 5 years old and lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He lived with Boyd Christy, 34, carpenter; Sarah Christy, 25; James, 7; William, 3; and Samuel, 1. They were all born in Ohio. (*12)

In 1860 Boyd and Sarah Christy lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Boyd was a laborer and 40 years old. Living with him were: James, 17, Farm hand; Samuel, 11; Mary, 9; and Margaret J., 3. They were all born in Pennsylvania. John Christy was 15, a farm laborer, and lived beside his parents with the Porter family. (*13)

In 1870 Boyd and Sarah Christy lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. They were both 54 years old. Boyd was a carpenter. They lived with: Mary, 18; Samuel, 20, farm laborer; and William, 23, farm laborer. They were all born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1870 John and Martha Christy lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. John was 25, and a farmer, and Martha was 27. They lived with Martha E., 3, and Robert E., 1. They were all born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1920 Martha W. Christy lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Martha was 86, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. With her lived her son, Emmett R. Christy, and her daughter-in-law, Retta L. Christy, and her grandson, Charles E. Christy. Emmett was a farmer, and was born in Ohio. Retta and Charles were also born in Ohio. (*18)

John Christy lived from 1844 to 1913, and Martha Christy lived from 1837 to 1922. They are buried in section 18 of the Cadiz Union cemetery. (*28)

John Christy died January 7, 1913, age 69; married Miss Martha White; children: William, Emmett, Samuel, Mrs. Andrew Douglass. (*31)

Martha Christy died February 9, 1922, age 85; sons Samuel T., Emmett, and Will. (*31)

Anna Belle Rogers, born April 24, 1878 in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio, daughter of A. L. Rogers and Hannah M. Milliken. (*69)

In 1880 Annie B. Rogers was 2 years old and living with her parents in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. Her father, Albert L. Rogers, was 31 and a farmer. He and his parents were born in Ohio. Annie's mother, Margarett Rogers, was 30 and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Annie's sister, Carrie L., was 5 years old, and also born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1900 Annie B. Rogers lived with her parents in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Annie was 22 and was born in April 1878 in Ohio. Her father, Albert Rogers, was born in April 1849 in Ohio. He was a farmer and his parents were also born in Ohio. Annie's mother, Hannah M. Rogers, was born in March 1850 in Ohio. Her parents were also born in Ohio. Annie's sister, Minnie M. Rogers, was born in December 1882 in Ohio; and her brother, Cloid W., was born in August 1890 in Ohio. Albert and Hannah had been married for 26 years and had 4 children. (*16)

In 1850 Albert Rogers was 1 year old and lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He lived with William Rogers, 31, farmer; Maria Rogers, 31; James B., 10; John F., 8; Isabelle, 5; and William P., 3; Mary Woods, 19; and Isaac W. Lemaster, 16, farmer. They were all born in Ohio. (*12)

Albert L. Rogers lived from 1849 to 1909, and Hannah N. Rogers lived from 1850 to 1938. They are buried in section 10 of the Cadiz Union cemetery. (*28)

Albert L. Rogers died April 15, 1909, age 60. (*31)

Mrs. Margaret Rogers died May 5, 1938, age 88; daughter of Michael Milliken and Charity Milliken; born March 22, 1850; had 4 children. (*31)

In 1880 William and Mariah Rogers lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. William was a farmer, and he and Mariah were both 62 years old. They were both born in Ohio. William's father was born in Maryland, and Moriah's father was born in Pennsylvania. Both their mothers were born in Ohio. Living with them was their son, Bailey S. Rogers. He was 21, and was born in Ohio. (*15)

William Rogers was born December 14, 1817, a son of John Rogers and Nancy (Lemasters) Rogers, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of near Hopedale, Harrison County, Ohio. William Rogers, grandfather of William, was born August 20, 1749, of England ancestry, who came from the mother country at an early age, settling in Maryland. He married Susanna Barrett, who was born in Maryland July 30, 1752. On January 7, 1817, the grandmother died, and December 27, 1830, the grandfather followed to the grave. (*22, pg 66)

On June 21, 1838, William Rogers married Mariah Adams, a daughter of Thomas Adams and Charlotte (Blair) Adams. Thomas Adams was a farmer and a miller, and was among the early settlers of Harrison County. The daughter Mariah was the oldest child. Her brothers and sisters were: Percival, Matthew B., Isabelle, James N., Albert G., William B., John W., and Sarah Ellen. William Rogers died August 15, 1898. His children were James Birney, John T., Isabelle J., William P., Albert L., Nancy E., and Bailey S. Rogers. (*19, pg 1023)

William Rogers married Miriah Adams June 21, 1838. (*21, pg 295)

William Rogers married Miss Maria, daughter of Thomas Adams and Charity (Blair) Adams, on June 21, 1838. Maria was a native of Harrison County. Of this Union were born seven children: James Birney, John Thomas, Isabelle Jane (Mrs John Freeburn), William Pickney, Albert Lawson, Nancy Ellen (Mrs A B Cutshall), and Bailey Sumner. The mother died July 24, 1881. (*22, pg 66)

William Rogers was born December 14, 1817, and died August 15, 1898. His wife, Maria Adams Rogers was born April 27, 1818, and died July 24, 1881. They are buried in the Lee's Run cemetery. (*28)

John Rogers married Nancy Lemaster September 28, 1815, daughter of Isaac Lemasters and Jane Lemasters. Isaac Lemasters was eighteen years of age when he came to Jefferson County from Virginia. On February 6, 1878 John Rogers departed to his long home, at the patriarchal age of eighty-three years. (*22, pg 66)

John Rogers came from Hartford County, Maryland, in 1802 and married Nancy Lemasters, of Harrison County. He settled in Cadiz Township. A son, William Rogers, was born December 14, 1817. The Rogers ancestry came from England in an early day to Maryland. William Rogers, who owned farm land in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, was later a manufacturer of combs. On July 30, 1752 [note that this is Susanna's birth date, and not the marriage date] he married Susanna Barrett, and eleven children were born to them. (*19, pg 1023)

John Rogers married Lydia Lamaster, September 28, 1815. (*21, pg 295)

In 1850 John and Nancy Rogers lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. John was a farmer, 56, and was born in Maryland. Nancy was 53, and was born in Ohio. Living with them was Nancy Robeson, 17, born in Ohio. (*12)

John Rogers died February 6, 1878 at 83 years, and 9 months. His wife, Nancy Rogers, died January 10, 1869 at 72 years, 3 months, and 21 days. They are buried in the Lee's Run cemetery. (*28)

William Rogers, born in Maryland, August 20, 1749, died in Harrison County, December 27, 1830, where he settled 1809; of British descent, his parents having come to America early in the eighteenth century; settled in Jefferson County, in 1808, removing to Lee's Run, in Harrison County, a year later; married Susanna Barrett, born in Maryland, July 30, 1752, died December 27, 1830; had issue, 11 children, the youngest of whom: John, born in Maryland 1795, died 1878 in Cadiz Township, married September 28, 1815, Nancy Lemasters, born near Hopedale, died 1869; daughter of Isaac and Jane Lemasters, early settlers in Jefferson and Harrison counties; had issue: William, born in Cadiz Township, December 14, 1817, married June 21, 1838, Maria Adams, died July 24, 1881, a native of Harrison County, daughter of Thomas and Charity Blair Adams (had issue: James Birney, John Thomas, Isabella Jane, John Freeburn, William Pickney, Albert Lawson, Nancy Ellen, married A. B. Cutshall, and Bailey Sumner) (*21, pg 562)

Michael Milliken was born in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio, October 25, 1812. His grandfather, Mark Milliken, was born in England, and when a young man came to the United States. His son, John, learned the trade of shoemaker, and was married to Hannah Karbaugh, a native of Pennsylvania. Hannah died at 60 years of age, and John died in 1856, when aged 77 years. They were the parents of 14 children. (*22, pg 727)

In 1838 Michael Milliken married Charity Day, also a native of Harrison County, and four children were born: William, John, Adeline (Mrs. G. Christie), living in Iowa, and Mrs. Albert Rogers. (*22, pg 727)

Michael Milliken died April 25, 1891, at 79 years. (*28, pg 382)

Charity Milliken died April 2, 1898, at 79 years. (*28, pg 382)

Michael Milliken married Charity Day, January 9, 1838. (*21, pg 284)

Hannah Milliken, wife of J. Milliken, died February 3, 1842; 63 years. She is buried in the Minksville graveyard, Harrison County, Ohio. (*21, pg 372)

In 1875 Michael Milliken lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He owned 248 1/2 acres in section 34. (*4)

In 1850 Michael Milliken lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farmer and was born in Ohio. He lived with : Charity, 31; William, 12; John, 9; Adeline, 6; and Hanah, 3 months. They were all were born in Ohio. (*12)

In 1850 John Milliken was 69 and lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farmer and was born in Pennsylvania. Living with him was Abigail Milliken. She was 24 and was born in Ohio. (*12)

George Day; date of will, February 24, 1855; children, Uriah, Sally, Blair, Charity Milligan, Mary Wells. (*21, pg 414)

George Day died May 4, 1855; 66 years. (*21, pg 373)

Margaret Day, wife of George, died February 14, 1859; 81 years, 5 months. (*21, pg 373)

Isaac Lemasters, died in Archer Township, Harrison County, March 1844; married Jane; had issue: Nancy, married 1815, John Rogers; Lydia, married George Simonton; Jane, married Samuel Pittinger; Margaret, married ______ Ferrell; Susannah, married John Robinson; Elizabeth; Abraham, married Nancy Barnes; Isaac; John, married Mercy Johnson; Ebenezer, married Rebecca D. Nixon; and William, married Elizabeth Busby, daughter of Abraham Busby. (*21, pg 531)

Isaac Lemaster, date of will, March 30, 1844; date of probate, May, 1844; wife, Jane; children, Nancy Rogers, Isaac, John, Ebenezer, and William. (*21, pg 429)

Isaac Lemaster died April 21, 1844, at 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days. He is buried in the Bethel Graveyard, Harrison County, Ohio. (*21, pg 376)

Jane Lemaster, wife of Isaac, died April 27, 1855 at 76 years, 1 month, and 20 days. She is buried in the Bethel Graveyard, Harrison County, Ohio. (*21, pg 376)

Thomas Adams, born in Pennsylvania, about 1790; removed to Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio, 1815; settled in Nottingham Township, in 1846, where he died 1855; married Charity Blair, a native of Ohio, born 1792, died 1866, daughter of John Blair; had issue: John; Maria Rogers; Percival, married Mary J. Downs; James; Matthew; Albert; Isabelle, married Thomas Rogers; William; John; and Sarah E. (*21, pg 458)

Thomas Adams, Nottingham Township: date of will, May 4, 1852; date of probate, June 30, 1852; wife Charity. (*21, pg 402)

Thomas Adams was born in Pennsylvania in 1790, and always lived near Pittsburgh until 1815, when he located in Harrison County. Thomas Adams married Charity Blair. Percival Adams married Mary J. Downs. (*19, pg 1025)

Thomas B. Adams died May 13, 1852 at 75 years, and Charity, his wife died October 1, 1865 at 85 years. They are buried in the Moravian Ridge cemetery. (*28)

Thomas Adams died in 1855 and Charity died in 1866. (*19, pg 895)

Two children:

a. Gene Ollen Potts (6), was born September 21, 1927. Gene died in 1995, and was buried with his parents in Unionport cemetery.

b. George Christy Potts (6), was born January 5, 1936. He married Susan Schnell on July 10, 1965. George died December 29, 1979.

3. William Edwin Potts (5), was born August 3, 1897. He was nicknamed Dewey. William married Georgia Flohr of (Fairplay?), Ohio. William was a veteran of World War I. He died April 22, 1965. William and Georgia are buried in the Sugar Grove cemetery, Sugar Grove, Ohio. William Dewey Potts was born August 1, 1898 on the birth records. (*33)

In 1920, William E. Potts lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. William was 21, and was born in Ohio. (*18)

In 1920 Georgia Flohr lived with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Georgia was 22, a teacher in the public schools, and was born in Ohio. Her father, George A. Flohr was 49, and an inspector on railroad bridges. George and his parents were born in Ohio. Geogia's mother, Ida M. Flohr was 43, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Georgia's brother, Eugene Flohr was 19, born in Ohio, and a tradesman on the steam railroad. Georgia's sister, Mildred Flohr was 12, and born in Ohio. Georgia's sister, Marie Flohr, was 11, and was born in Ohio. (*18)

Four children: (Private Information)

4. Frances Adeline Potts (5), was born July 25, 1901 in Unionport, Ohio. She married Raymond O. Timmons about 1920. Frances later married Carl E. Scamahorn on March 4, 1939. Her first husband, Raymond, was born August 19, 1901, the son of Charles Timmons and Irona (Fawcett) Timmons. Raymond died July 26, 1972. Carl worked in the steel mills. Carl died March __, 1954. Frances was a school teacher. Raymond was a postman in Cadiz, Ohio. Frances died September 8, 1983. Frances and Carl are buried in the Hopewell cemetery, Hopewell, Ohio.

In 1920, Frances A. Potts lived with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Frances was 18, and was born in Ohio. (*18)

In 1920 Raymond Timmons lived with his parents on Charleston street, in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. Raymond was 18, a jewelry salesman, and was born in Ohio. Raymond's father, Charles Timmons, was 61, and a house painter. Charles was born in Ohio, his father was born in Virginia, and his mother was born in Ohio. Raymond's mother, Irona O. Timmons, was 55, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. (*18)

No death certificate could be found in the state records for Raymond O. Timmons for the years 1971 to 1973. (*9)

In 1870 Charles Timmons lived in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. He was born in Ohio. Living with Charles were: Benjamin Timmons, 60, pump maker, born in Virginia; Mary Timmons, 39, born in Ohio; John Timmons, born in Ohio; and Joseph Timmons, born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1880 Benjamin Timmons was 69 years old and living in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farmer and was born in Ohio or Virginia. His father was born in Scotland and his mother was born in Maryland. Benjamin's wife, Mary A., was 52, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Their children were: Charles, 21, laborer; John, 16, laborer; and Joseph M., 10. They were all born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1850 Benjamin Timmons was 39, a pump maker, and lived in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. He was born in Virginia. He lived with Ann Bridenthall, 21; Sanford Timmons, 15; and Mary Timmons, 75. Ann and Sanford were born in Ohio, and Mary was born in Maryland. (*12)

Benjamin Timmons married Mary Ann Meek on May 25, 1854. (*37)

In 1900 Charles and Irona O. Timmons lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Charles was a house painter, and was born in October 1859 in Ohio. Irona was born in December 1864 in Ohio. They had been married for 8 years and had one living child of three. Their daughter, Cora L. Timmons was born in December 1895 in Ohio. Charles' father was born in West Virginia, and his mother was born in Ohio. Irona's parents were born in Ohio. (*16)

In 1900 Mary A. Timmons lived beside Charles Timmons in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Mary was a widow, and was born in September 1828 in Ohio. She had 3 living children of 4. Mary's parents were born in Ohio. Two sons lived with Mary: John T. Timmons, born in January 1863 in Ohio, a reporter; and Joseph M. Timmons, born in September 1869 in Ohio, a day laborer. Also living with Mary was her grandson, George W. Timmons, born in April 1888 in Ohio. (*16)

Mary Timmons, wife of Charles, died August 5, 1850, at 75 years of age. She is buried in the Old Graveyard in Cadiz, Ohio. (*21, pg 327)

Charles Timmons, born 1751, died 1820, removed from Martinsburg, West Virginia, to Cadiz, Ohio about 1812; married, probably in West Virginia, Mary Magdalene Forney, born 1775, died 1850; daughter of Abraham Forney (1740-1824) and Susanna Forney (1752-1842), all of German descent; had issue: Abraham, married Martha Dent; Eli; William; Charles; Catherine; Frederick, married Eliza Lacey; Emmanual; Benjamin, born at Martinsburg, November 17, 1810, died June 3, 1898, married at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, 1854 Mary Ann Meek, daughter of Joseph (1798-1833) and Rachel Cuppy (1784-1843) Meek; Samuel, and Forney, married Elizabeth Stinson Lacey. (*21, pg 576)

Charles Timmons was born at Charleston, South Carolina in 1755. His wife, Mary Forney, was a native of Georgia and a daughter of Abraham Forney, who came to Harrison County in the early pioneer days. He was of French ancestry, was a captain of a militia company in Georgia and served as a soldier in the war of the Revolution. Charles Timmons came to Harrison County at the time as did his father-in-law. He was from Berkeley County, West Virginia, and he died within a few years after coming to Ohio. (*19, pg 574)

Charles Timmons, was American born, and did good service for his country in the War of 1812. He was a distiller, and died soon after coming from Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, to Ohio. (*22, pg 420)

Joseph Meek, Cadiz Township; date of will, July 20, 1833; date of probate, July 25, 1833; wife, Rachel; children, Joshua, Alfred, James, Mary-Ann. (*21, pg 435)

Joseph Meek died July 23, 1833, at 34 years, 10 months, and 29 days. He is buried in the Old Graveyard in Cadiz, Ohio. (*21, pg 325)

Rachel Meeks, Cadiz Township; date of will, August 23, 1843; date of probate, October 1843; children, Joshua, Mary-Ann. (*21, pg 408)

Abraham Forney, born 1740; died August 27, 1824, a native of Germany; married Susanna, born 1752; died May 28, 1842; emigrated to America about 1798, and 1801 settled in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio; had issue: John; Abraham; Catharine; Mary, born 1775, died August 5, 1850, married about 1793, probably near Martinsburg, West Virginia, Charles Timmons, born 1751, died 1820; Susanna, Frederick, Sophia. (*21, pg 494)

Abraham Furney left his native land in 1798, and came to America. In 1801 arrived in Harrison County, Ohio. His children were John, Abram, and Frederick. (*22, pg 616)

Abraham Forney, died August 27, 1842 at 84 years of age. He is buried in the Old Graveyard in Cadiz, Ohio. (*21, pg 321)

Abraham Forney, Cadiz Township; date of will, June 26, 1822; date of probate, October 11, 1824; wife, Susan; children, John, Abraham, Frederick,

Catherine, Polly, Susan, and Sophia. (*21, pg 417)

Susanna Forney, Harrison County; date of will, July 14, 1834; date of probate, June 28, 1842: children, Polly Timmons, and Susannah Rabe. (*21, pg 417)

Susanna Furney died May 28, 1842 at 90 years of age. She is buried in the Old Graveyard in Cadiz, Ohio. (*21, pg 321)

In 1900 Carl Scamahorn lived with his father in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Carl was born in August 1892 in Ohio. His father, William Scamahorn, was a farmer and was born in November 1859 in Ohio. Carl's sister, Carrie, was born in August 1891 in Ohio. (*16)

No death certificate could be found in the state records for Carl E. Scamahorn for the years 1953 to 1955. (*9)

In 1870 William Samehorn lived in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 12 and was born in Ohio. He lived with: Eupone, 56, farmer; Mary, 48; Hester J., 17; Sarah, 15; Margaretta, 14; George, 13; Hanna, 10; Melissa, 9; Andrew, 7; and Ida M., 4. They were all born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1880 Empson Scamehorn was 66 and lived in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Empson was a farmer, and was born in Ohio. His parents were born in Maryland. His wife, Mary, was 59, and was born in Ohio. Her father was born in England, and her mother was born in Ohio. Living with them were: Hester, 26; Sarah, 23; George, 21, lawyer; Thomas, 19, farm laborer; Melissa, 17; Anderson, 15, farm laborer; and Ida, 13. They were all born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1900 ___pon Scamahorn lived in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was born in September 1813, in Ohio. He was a farmer and a widower. His father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in Maryland. He lived beside his son, William. (*16)

Mary Scamehorn lived from 1824 to 189_. She is buried in the Methodist church cemetery, Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. She is buried beside Hester Scamehorn, daughter of Empeon and Mary. In the same cemetery is Solomon Scamahorn, who died in 1859 at 83 years, and his wife, Sarah, who was born March 18, 1786, and died in 1866. In church records Solomon was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and was in Jefferson County, Ohio in 1787. (*32, pg 152-154)

Solomon Scameahorn's will was made March 22, 1855, and probated September 30, 1859. His children were Henry, Empson, William T., Aaron, and daughter, Melisse. (*34)

In 1840 Solomon Schemerhorn lived in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household was one male between 60 and 70 years [Solomon], 1 male between 15 and 20 years, and 2 males between 20 and 30 years, 1 female between 15 and 20 years, and 2 females between 20 and 30 years. (*11)

In 1830 Solomon Scamyhorn lived in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household was one male between 50 and 60 years [Solomon], 1 male between 5 and 10 years, 2 males between 10 and 15 years, and 2 males between 15 and 20 years, 1 female between 5 and 10 years, 4 females between 15 and 20 years, and 1 female between 40 and 50 years. (*10)

In 1820 Solomon Scamahorn lived in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household was one male between 26 and 45 years [Solomon], 3 males less then 10 years, and 2 males less then 16 years, 3 females less than 10 years, 2 females less than 16 years, and 1 female between 26 and 45 years. (*36)

Three children: (Private Information)

5. Margaret May Potts (5), was born June 1, 1903. She married Leonard M. Kemp on June 6, 1925. Margaret died April 2, 1976. They are buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

In 1920, Margaret M. Potts lived with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Margaret was 16, and was born in Ohio. (*18)

Leonard M. Kemp was born April 17, 1903, in Stuart, Nebraska, the son of John Kemp and Lucy (Marshall) Kemp. He was an electrician in the construction business. He died November 8, 1954, and was buried in the Ft. Steuben cemetery. He had lived on Cemetery Lane in Wintersville, Ohio. Informant on the death certificate was Mrs. Dean Clark. (*9)

John Kemp was born June 21, 1870, and died June 21, 1909. His wife married second a Mr. Evans. She lived from 1877 to 1953.

Five children: (Private Information)

II. John William Potts (4) was born in 1871. (*1, pg 422)

John William Potts was born February 21, 1871, in Ohio, the son of John Potts and Jane (Scott) Potts. He was a jeweler and lived in Adena, Ohio. He died June 7, 1922, and was buried in the Olive Branch cemetery. Informant on death certificate was Catherine Potts, John's wife. His father was listed as born in Ohio, and his mother in Pennsylvania. (*9)

In 1880 John W. Potts lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 9 years old and born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1900 John Potts lived with his father in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*16)

In 1920 William J. Potts resided on Church street, in Adena, Jefferson County, Ohio. William was 45 and a jeweler. He and his parents were born in Ohio. William's wife, Catherine B. Potts, was 34, and was born in West Virginia. Catherine's father was born in Pennsylvania, and her mother was born in West Virginia. Living with William was his two step-sons: Manford E. Speedy, 10 years old; and Alvertis E. Speedy, 9 years old. They were both born in Ohio, their father was born in Ohio, and their mother was born in West Virginia. Also living with William was his father-in-law, Edwin P. Wright. Edwin was 67, and a retired farmer. Edwin was born in Pennsylvania, his father was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother was born in West Virginia. (*18)

III. Elizabeth Jane Potts (4), was born in 1874. (*1, pg 422)

Elizabeth Jane Potts was born May 22, 1874. She married John Arthur DeWalt. His nickname was Jackie. Elizabeth was called Lizzie or Lib. Elizabeth died September 27, 1954, and John died January 11, 1947. They are buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

In 1880 Elizabeth J. Potts lived with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. She was 6 years old and born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1920 Elizabeth Dewalt lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. She lived with her husband, John Dewalt. (*18)

>From birth records, Elizabeth was born March 22, 1874 in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*33)

John Arthur DeWalt was born December 15, 1869, in Cadiz, Ohio, the son of Esabell (Petty) DeWalt. He was a barber, and lived in Unionport, Ohio. John died January 11, 1947, and was buried in Unionport, Ohio. (*9)

John Dewalt, born December 12, 1869, son of Isabel Dewalt, fatehr unknown. (*69)

Four children:

1. George O. DeWalt (5), was born September 12, 1899. He married Hazel Wallace on __________________. Hazel was born May 17, 1904, the daughter of _________________________. She died December 25, 1981. George died March 10, 1946. George and Hazel are buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

In 1920 George Dewalt lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*18) No death certificate could be found in the state records for Hazel DeWalt for the years 1980 to 1982. (*9)

2. Floyd A. DeWalt (5), was born January 28, 1906. He married Isabelle S. Gossett on __________________. Isabelle was born July 31, 1908, the daughter of _________________. She died May 22, 1976. Floyd's nickname was Skeeter, and he died September 11, 1958. Floyd and Isabelle are buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio. In 1920 Floyd Dewalt lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*18)

No death certificate could be found in the state records for Isabelle DeWalt for the years 1975 to 1977. (*9)

Two children: (Private Information)

3. Frank DeWalt (5), was born _____________________. He died in infancy, and is buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

4. Lloyd DeWalt (5), was born _____________________. He died in infancy, and is buried in the Unionport cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.

(2). William Potts (3), was born September 1831, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He married Matilda Starr in 1857. Residence Unionport, Ohio. (*1, pg 422)

In 1850 William Potts was 19 years old and lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was a wagon maker and was born in Pennsylvania. (*12)

In 1870 William Potts was 40 and lived in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farmer and was born in Pennsylvania. He lived with Matilda, who was 34 and born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1880 William and Matilda Potts lived in Millers Station, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. They lived in the home of Samuel and Eleanor Cortright. Samuel was a Blacksmith. William Potts was 48 and a farmer and a wagon maker. William was born in Pennsylvania, his father was born in Ireland, and his mother was born in Pennsylvania. Matilda Potts was 41 and she and her father were born in Ohio. Matilda's mother was born in Pennsylvania. (*15)

In 1920 Matilda Potts lived with her daughter, Martha Johnson, on Cadiz Junction road, in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Matilda was 79 and was born in Ohio. Matilda's father was born in Ireland, and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. (*18)

In 1868 William settled on a 47 acre farm at Farmer Station, section 11, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farmer and a stock raiser. (*4)

William Potts married Matilda Starr on January 1, 1857. (*37)

In 1850 Matilda Starr was 12 years old and living with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Her father, William Starr, was 56 years old and her mother, Matilda Starr, was 46 years old. William was a farmer. Matilda's father was born in Ohio and her mother was born in Virginia. Matilda's brothers and sisters were: John, 25; Eliza, 23; Joseph, 21; George, 20; Mary Ann, 17; Aseneth, 14; Hannah, 10; William J., 6; and Louisa, 3. Joseph and George were farmers. Matilda and her siblings were all born in Ohio. (*12)

In 1860 William and Matilda Starr lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. William was 66 years old and Matilda was between 50 and 60 years old. William was a gent farmer. (*13)

In 1840, William Starr lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household was 1 male between 30 years and 40 years [William], 1 male less than 5 years, 1 male between 5 years and 10 years, and 1 male between 10 and 15 years, 2 females less than 5 years, 1 female between 5 and 10 years, 1 female between 10 and 15 years, and 1 female between 30 and 40 years. (*11)

In 1830, William Starr lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household was 1 male between 30 years and 40 years [William], 2 males less than 5 years, and 1 male between 5 years and 10 years, 1 female less than 5 years, and 1 female between 20 and 30 years. (*10)

William Starr was a native of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. His wife, Matilda Herford, was born in Pennsylvania. Their children were John F., Eliza, Joseph, George, Mary Ann, Asenath, Matilda, Hannah, William I., and Louisa. (*19, pg 711)

William and Matilda Starr are buried in the Mt. Moriah cemetery in Jefferson County, Ohio. (*6, pg 20)

William Starr Sr. died in 1867 at age 74, and Matilda Starr, his wife, died in 1866 at 62 years of age. (*32, pg 164)

Asenath Starr married William Dean on January 20, 1853. (*37)

Eliza Starr married Ezekiel R. Cole on April 21, 1853. (*37)

George Starr married Mary Ann Lemaster on September 12, 1865. (*37)

John (Joseph) Starr married Martha Gourley on November 25, 1858. (*37)

Mary Ann Starr married Joseph Jones on March 22, 1855. (*37)

Two children:

I. George S. Potts (4), was born in 1859. He died before 1901. (*1, pg 422) In 1870 George Potts lived with his parents in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was 13 and was born in Ohio (*14)

In 1880 George S. Potts was 22 and lived with his parents in Millers Station, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farm laborer, and he was born in Ohio. (*15)

George Potts and Mary Penn. (*69)

Children:

Thomas W. Potts (5), born March 12, 1892 in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. (*69)

II. Martha Jeanette Potts (4), was born in 1860. (*1, pg 422) Martha Jeanette Potts was born May 6, 1861, in Unionport, Ohio. She married John B. Johnson. John was a farmer, and was born December 6, ____. John and Martha are buried in Germano, Ohio.

In 1870 Nettie Potts was 10 and lived with her parents in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*14) In 1880 Martha J. Potts was 19 and lived with her parents in Millers Station, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1910 John B. and Nettie M. Johnson lived in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. John was a farmer and 57 years old. Nettie was 48 years old. They were both born in Ohio. John's parents were born in Pennsylvania. Nettie's father was born in Ohio, and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. They had been married for 27 years. (*17)

In 1920 Martha J. Johnson lived on Cadiz Junction road, in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Martha was 58 and born in Ohio. Her father was born in Ohio, and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. Martha's husband, J. B. Johnson, was 66 and a farmer. J. B. was born in Ohio, his father was born in Ohio, and his mother was born in Pennsylvania. (*18)

Martha Jenettie Johnson was born May 6, 1871, in Unionport, Ohio, the daughter of William Potts and Matilda (Starr) Potts. She died December 26, 1944, and was buried in Germano, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was Anna Scott of Jewett, Ohio. (*9)

Six children:

1. Anna Marguerite Johnson (5), was born July 6, 1884. She married Charles A. Scott on October 28, 1903. Charles was a farmer. Anna died September 9, 1954. Anna and Charles are buried in Union cemetery, Cadiz, Ohio.

In 1910 Charles A. and Anna M. Scott lived in Archer Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Charles was a farmer. They had been married for 7 years. He was 29 years old and Anna was 25 years old. They were both born in Ohio. Charles' father was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother was born in Ohio. Nettie's father was born in Ohio and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. (*17)

In 1920 Anna M. Scott lived on Rumley road in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was 35, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Anna's husband, Charles A. Scott, was 38, a farmer, and he and his parents were also born in Ohio. (*18)

Charles A. Scott Sr. was born March 28, 1881, in Ohio, the son of A. W. Scott and Bethia Jane (Croskey) Scott. He was a miller in a retail food store, and lived on Main street in Jewett, Ohio. He died April 30, 1960, and was buried in Union cemetery in Cadiz, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was Charles Scott Jr. (*9)

Charles A. Scott was born in Cadiz, Ohio on March 28, 1881, the son of Allen Will Scott and Bertha Jane (Croskey) Scott. In 1895 he moved with his parents to Germano, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Charles married Margaret Johnson October 28, 1903, and in 1904 he purchased the old John Gault farm of 170 - 19/50 acres in German Township. In 1916 he sold the property to the Apex Coal Company and bought a farm near Germano. (*19, pg 792)

Charles A. Scott lived from 1881 to 1960, and Anna M. (Johnson) lived from 1884 to 1956. They are buried in section 9 of the Cadiz Union cemetery. (*28)

In 1870 A. W. Scott lived in Hopedale, Harrison County, Ohio. He was 24, a school teacher, and was born in Pennsylvania. Living with A. W. were: B. J. Scott, 20, born Ohio; Elizabeth Scott, 2, born Pennsylvania; and L. B. Croskey, 26, born Ohio. (*14)

In 1880 Allen W. Scott was 35 years old and lived in Cadiz Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a clerk, and he and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. His wife, Jennie, was 30 years old. She and her father were born in Ohio, and her mother was born in Maine. Allen and Jennie's children were: Lizzie, 11; Benjamin, 9; Neolia (?), 7; and Harry, 5 (?). Lizzie was born in Pennsylvania and the other children were born in Ohio. (*15)

Allen W. Scott lived from 1847 to 1907, and Bertha A. Scott lived from 1850 to 1898. They are buried in section 9 of the Cadiz Union cemetery. (*28)

Allen W. Scott died September 6, 1907, age 62; descendent on mother's side to Dr. Benjamin Bush (signer of the Declaration of Independence); married Belitha Croskey, daughter of Jackson Croskey. (*31)

Five children: (Private Information)

2. Grace Matilda Johnson (5), was born February 17, 1886, in Ohio. She married Arthur L. Purviance. Arthur was a Grocer. Grace Matilda (Johnson) Purviance was born February 17, 1886, in Ohio, the daughter of John B. Johnson and Martha (Potts) Johnson. She lived on Main street in Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio. She died June 11, 1971, and was buried in the Fairview cemetery in Jewett, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was Arthur L. Purviance of Main street, Jewett, Ohio 43986. (*9)

In 1910 Arthur and Grace M. Purviance lived in Rumley Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Arthur was 26 years old, a home trade Huckster, and was born in Ohio. Grace was 24 years old and also born in Ohio. They had been married for two years. Their parents were all born in Ohio. (*17)

In 1920 Grace M. Purviance lived on Main street in Jewett, Harrison County, Ohio. Grace was 32, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Her husband, Arthur L. Purviance, was a grocery merchant. Arthur was 34, and he and his parents were born in Ohio. (*18)

Arthur L. Purviance and Grace M. Johnson were married in 1908. Arthur was the son of William Purviance and Nancy (Polen) Purviance. William was born in Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, and Nancy was born in East Springfield, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*19, pg 643)

Nancy Polen was the daughter of Peter Polen and Maria (Graham) Polen. Peter was born March 28, 1822 and died January 21, 1901. Maria was born November 27, 1829 and died May 5, 1911. (*19, pg 643)

In 1900 Arthur G. Purviance lived with his parents in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Arthur was born in December 1883 in Ohio. Arthur's father, William B. Purviance, was born in January 1859 in Ohio, and his parents were born in Ohio. William was a farmer, and he and his wife had been married for 18 years. They had 6 surviving children of eight children. William's wife, Nancy A. Purviance, was born in January 1862 in Ohio. Nancy's father was born in West Virginia, and her mother was born in Ohio. (*16)

William and Nancy Purviance's other children were: Walter, Edward, Harry, Frank, Lucy, Paul, Earl, and Pearl. (*19, pg 643)

William B. Purviance lived from 1859 to 1838, and Nancy Purviance lived from 1862 to 1938. They are buried in the Richmond Quaker cemetery, Jefferson County, Ohio. (*32, pg 95)

In 1860 William Purviance was 1 year old and lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He lived with Nathan and Henrietta Purviance. Nathan was a farmer, 26 years old, and born in Ohio. Henrietta was 19 years old and born in Ohio. In the same house were George and Esther Purviance. George was 76 years old and Esther was 71 years old. They were both born in Pennsylvania. Also in the same house was Joseph Vermillion, who was 12 years old and born in Ohio. (*13)

In 1870 William Purviance lived with his mother in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 11 and was born in Ohio. Living with William were: Henrietta, 28; Sarah, 9; Cora, 4; Anna Bell, 3; Lewis C., 8 months; William Wood, 22, farmer; and Seah Washington, 19, domestic servant. They were all born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1880 William B. Purviance was 21 years old and lived with his mother in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. William was a farmer and was born in Ohio. His mother was Henrietta, who was 39 years old and born in Ohio. Henrietta's father was born in Maryland, and her mother was born in Ohio. William's siblings were: Sarah E., 19; Lora J., 15; Anna B., 13; and Lewis C., 10. They were all born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1920 William B. Purviance lived in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 60, a farmer, and he and his parents were born in Ohio. William's wife, Nancy A. Purviance, was 58, and was born in Ohio. Nancy's father was born in Virginia, and her mother was born in Ohio. Their children included: George E. Purviance, 15, born in Ohio; and Bernice Purviance, 9, born in Ohio. (*18)

In 1850 Nathan Purviance was 16 years old and lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. His parents were George and Esther Purviance. George was a farmer, 67 years old and born in Pennsylvania. Esther was 60 years old and was also born in Pennsylvania. In the same house were: Esther Purviance, 20; Elizabeth Purviance, 21; and Richard Purviance, farmer, 26. They were born in Ohio. (*12)

Nathan Purviance was a private with George Potts in company G., of the 157th Ohio National Guard. (*27)

Nathan Purviance married Henrietta A. Scott on May 13, 1858. Henrietta's brother was William W. Scott. (*37)

In 1840 George Purviance lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household included 1 male between 50 years and 60 years [Nathan], 1 male between 10 years and 15 years, 1 male between 15 years and 20 years, 2 males between 20 years and 30 years, and 1 male between 30 years and 40 years, 2 females between 10 and 15 years, 1 female between 15 years and 20 years, and 1 female between 40 years and 50 years. (*11)

In 1830 George Purviance lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household included 1 male between 40 years and 50 years [Nathan], 1 male less than 5 years, 2 males between 5 years and 10 years, and 2 males between 10 years and 15 years, 2 females less than 5 years, 1 female between 5 years and 10 years, 1 female between 10 years and 15 years, and 1 female between 40 years and 50 years. (*10)

In 1820 George Purviance lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household included 1 male between 26 years and 45 years [Nathan], 2 males less than 10 years, and 1 male less than 16 years, 1 female less than 10 years, 1 female between 10 years and 16 years, and 1 female between 26 years and 45 years. (*36)

# children unknown: (Private Information)

4. Ernest A. Johnson (5), was born April 9, 1890. He married Nannie Lora Polen on May 30, 1915. Nannie was born February 11, 1890, the daughter of Charles Polen. Ernest was a farmer and a miner. Nannie died November 9, 1963, and Ernest died March 16, 1988. He last resided at 305 Oak Park, Cadiz, Ohio. They are buried _______________________________.

In 1910 Ernest A. Johnson was 19 years old and living with his parents in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a farm laborer and was born in Ohio. (*17)

In 1920 Ernest A. Johnson lived with his parents on Cadiz Junction road, in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Ernest was 29, a farmer, and was born in Ohio. Also living with them was Ernest's wife, N L. Johnson. She was 29, and her and her parents were born in Ohio. (*18)

Nannie L. Polen was the daughter of Charles H. Polen and Anna Bell (Miser) Polen. Charles and Anna Bell were married June 22, 1871. Anna was born in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio, the daughter of John Miser and Angeline (Stonesifer) Miser. Charles and Anna Polen's other children were: Jesse A., Sarah A., John W., Harvey, Clyde, Grace, and Howard M. Polen. (*19, pg 796)

In 1900 Nancy S. Polen lived with her parents in Steubenville Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Nancy was born in February 1890 in Ohio. Nancy's father, Charles Polen, was a farmer, and was born in November 1847. Charles' and his parents were born in Ohio. Nancy's mother, Anna Polen, was born in October 1851 in Ohio. Anna's father was born in Pennsylvania, and her mother was born in Maryland. Nancy's siblings were: Grace B. Polen, born in May 1884; Howard M. Polen, born in November 1887; and Charles A. Polen, born in August 1896; all born in Ohio. (*16)

Charles H. Polen and Anna Belle Miser were married June 22, 1872. (*31)

Mrs. C. H. Polen was born October 11, 1851. (*31)

Charles H. Polen was born in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, on November 25, 1847. He was the son of William Polen and Sarah Jane (Wallace) Polen. William Polen was born April 16, 1815 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Sarah Jane was born June 3, 1815 in Jefferson County, Ohio, the daughter William Wallace and ________ (Hamilton) Wallace. (*19, pg 796)

In 1920 Charles H. Polen lived on Cadiz Junction road, in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Charles was 72, and a farmer. Charles was born in Ohio, his father was born in Virginia, and his mother was born in Ohio. Charles' wife, Anna B. Polen, was 63, and born in Ohio. Nancy's father was born in Pennsylvania, and her mother was born in Maryland. Their children were: Jess A. Polen, 47, a miner, born in Ohio; and Archie C. Polen, 22, born in Ohio. (*18)

William Poland married Sarah Wallace September 13, 1838. (*21, pg 291)

William Polen Jr. moved from Jefferson County, Ohio to German Township, Harrison County, Ohio in 1860, and 1870 to Columbiana County. William Polen Jr. and Sarah Jane Polen died in 1876. They had 14 children: William, Martin, Thomas J., Mary Ann, Elizabeth, John, Peter, Charles H., Johnson W., Sarah Jane, and Reuben. (*19, pg 796)

William Polen was born in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married _________ (Pegg). They had ten children: John, Nathaniel, William, George, Charles, Peter, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, and Anna. (*19, pg 796)

William Polen died November 12, 1876 at 61 years, 7 months, and 20 days. Sarah J. Polen, wife of William, died April 3, 1876 at 59 years, 8 months, and 3 days. They are buried in the New Jefferson graveyard, Harrison County, Ohio. (*21)

In 1840 William Poland lived in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household was 1 male between 70 and 80 years, 1 male between 15 years and 20 years, and 1 male between 20 years and 30 years, 2 females between 15 years and 20 years, and 1 female between 80 years and 90 years. (*10)

In 1870 Bell Miser lived in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was 19 and was born in Ohio. She lived with: John Miser, 55, farmer, born Pennsylvania; Angeline Miser, 51, born Maryland; Harry, 27, farmer, born Ohio; John K., 25, shoe maker, born Ohio; Sarah, 21, born Ohio; Rebecca, 12, born Ohio; and Mattie, 10, born Ohio. (*14)

In 1850 John and Anjaline Miser lived in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. John was 34, a farmer, and was born in Harrison County, Ohio. Anjaline was 31, and was born in Frederick County, Maryland. Living with them were: William, 11; Andrew, 10; George, 9; Henry, 8; John Wesley, 6; and Sarah E., 10 months. They were all born in Harrison County, Ohio. (*12)

John Miser married Angeline Stonesifer May 17, 1838. (*21, pg 285)

William Wallace was born in Scotland and his wife was born in County Clare, Ireland. They had eight children: James, Hamilton, William, George, Washington, Hugh, Elizabeth, Anna, and Sarah Jane. (*19, pg 796)

William Wallace died May 28, 1840, at 88 years of age. He is buried in the Old Graveyard in Cadiz, Ohio. (*21, pg 327)

In 1830 William Wallace lived in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household included: 1 male between 60 years and 70 years [William], and 2 males between 15 and 20 years, 1 female between 10 years and 15 years, 2 females between 20 years and 30 years, and 1 female between 50 and 60 years. (*11)

In 1820 William Wallace lived in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. In the household included: 1 male over 45 years [William], 2 males less than 10 years, and 1 male less than 16 years, 1 female less than 10 years, 1 female between 10 and 16 years, 1 female between 16 years and 26 years, and 1 female over 45 years. (*36)

Five children: (Private Information)

5. Edgar W. Johnson (5), was born December 10, 1894, in Jewett, Ohio. He married Valoise Mae Lotz of Minerva, Ohio on ______________. They are buried in the Liberty cemetery west of Minerva, Ohio, beside William F. Lotz (1874-1924) and Minnie A. Lotz (1874-1960).

Edgar W. Johnson was born December 10, 1894 in Jewett, Ohio, the son of John B. Johnson and Martha (Petts) Johnson. He was an Engineer for the railroad, and lived at 502 East street, Minerva, Stark County, Ohio. Edgar was in the U S Service from May 27, 1918 to July 11, 1919. He died June 1, 1970, and was buried in the Liberty cemetery in Minerva, Ohio. Informant on the death certificate was the official V. A. records from the V. A. hospital, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio. (*9).

In 1910 Edgar W. Johnson was 16 years old and living with his parents in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was born in Ohio. (*17)

Valoise Mae (Lotz) Johnson was born April 20, 1903, in Ohio, the daughter of William Lotz and Minnie A. (Redman) Lotz. She resided as 502 East street, Minerva, Stark County, Ohio. She died June 1, 1980 and was buried in the Liberty cemetery in Stark County, Ohio. Informant on death certificate was Mrs. Betty Johnson of box 61, Summitville, Ohio 43962. (*9)

Six children: (Private Information)

6. Edith Wilma Johnson (5), was born December 10, 1894. She married Boyd Hodge Thompson December 10, 1914. He was born January 28, 1888, the son of John Thompson and Mary (Hogue) Thompson. Boyd was born and raised on a farm 2 1/2 miles south of Amsterdam, Ohio. They then moved to a farm 4 1/2 miles south of Canton, Ohio. The farm was off old route 43 on Mapletown Street. Boyd died January 14, 1946 and Edith died September 21, 1982. They are buried at Kilgore, Ohio.

In 1910 Edith N. Johnson was 16 years old and living with her parents in German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*17)

In 1920 Edith Thompson lived in Elk Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. She was 26, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. Edith's husband, Boyd H. Thompson, was 31, a farmer, and he and his parents were born in Ohio. (*18)

In 1900 Boyd H. Thompson lived with his father in Springfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Boyd was born in January 1888 in Ohio. Boyd's father, John Thompson, was a farmer, and was born in February 1857. John and his parents were born in Ohio. John was a widower. Boyd's sister, Clara M. Thompson, was born in September 1889 in Ohio. (*16)

Two children: (Private Information)

III. Leonard W. Potts (4, adopted), was 10 years old in 1880, and lived with his parents in Millers Station, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. He was born in Ohio. (*15)

(3). Hugh Potts (3), was born December 30, 1832, in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He married Caroline Couch in 1866. Residence Unionport, Ohio. Hugh died October 16, 1882 of Typhoid fever. (*1, pg 422)

Hugh was a private in the 157th regiment National Guard organized at Camp Chase, Ohio on May 15, 1864. (*5).

They are buried _________________________________________.

In 1850 Hugh Potts was 17 years old and living with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was a wagon maker and was born in Pennsylvania. (*12)

In 1870 Hugh and Caroline Potts lived with his father in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was 37, a coach maker, and was born in Pennsylvania. Caroline was 22 and was born in Ohio. (*14)

In 1880 Hugh and Caroline Potts lived in Hopedale, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. Hugh was 47 and a carriage maker. He was born in Pennsylvania, and his father was born in Ireland. Caroline was 33, and she and her parents were born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1850 there was a Caroline Couch that lived in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was 3 and was born in Ohio. She lived with: Matilda, 31; Esther A., 8; and James Watkins, 10. They were all born in Ohio. (*12)

In 1850 there was a Caroline Couch that lived in Green Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was 3 and was born in Ohio. She lived with: Jackson, 30; Margaret, 26; John W., 7; Eliza J., 5; Lewis, 2; and Margaret A. Cedores, 18. They were all born in Ohio, except Jackson, who was born in Pennsylvania. Jackson was a farmer. (*12)

In 1860 there was a Caroline Couch living in Hopedale, Harrison County, Ohio. She was 13 and was born in Ohio. She lived with: Jackson, 41, shoemaker, born Pennsylvania; Vermelia, 23, born Ohio; John W., 17, born Ohio; Eliza J., 15, born Ohio; Jacob L., 11, born Ohio; ____unna?, 5, born Ohio; and Anizene?, 1, born Ohio. (*13)

In 1860 there was a Caroline Couch that lived in Greene Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was 13 and was born in Ohio. She lived with ______ A. Couch, 16; William Slemmery, 44; and Matilda Slemmery, 40. They were all born in Ohio. (*13)

Two children:

I. Margaret Potts (4), was born in 1867. (*1, pg 422)

In 1880 Margaret J. Potts was 12 years old and lived with her parents in Hopedale, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*15)

In 1870 Maggie Potts was 2 years old and lived with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*14)

II. Caroline Potts (4), was born in 1872. (*1, pg 422)

In 1880 Cora V. Potts was 7 years old and lived with her parents in Hopedale, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*15)

Sarah Potts (2), was born in 1792. She married Hugh Hammond. (*1, pg 421)

In 1850 Hugh and Sarah Hammond lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. Hugh was a farmer and 63 years old. Sarah was also 63 years old. They were both born in Ireland. Living with them was James Devore, who was 6 years old and born in Ohio. (*12)

James Devore married Anna H. McMillin on September 7, 1865. (*37)

In 1840 Hugh Hammond lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. The household included 1 male between 50 years and 60 years [Hugh], 1 male between 10 years and 15 years, 1 male between 15 years and 20 years, and 1 male between 20 years and 30 years, 1 female between 10 years and 15 years, 2 females between 15 years and 20 years, 1 female between 20 years and 30 years, and 1 female between 50 and 60 years [Sarah]. (*11)

In 1830 Hugh Hammond lived in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. The household included 1 male between 40 years and 50 years [Hugh], 1 male less than 5 years, and 1 male between 10 years and 15 years, 1 female less than 5 years, 2 females between 5 years and 10 years, 2 females between 10 years and 15 years, 1 female between 15 years and 20 years, and 1 female between 40 and 50 years [Sarah]. (*11)

Two children:

(1). Thomas Hammond (3), was 23 years old in 1850, and lived with his parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. He was born in Ohio. (*12)

Thomas Hammond married Lydia Ann Herrington on July 24, 1852. (*37)

Thomas B. Hammond married Emma A. Wallace on November 17, 1861. (*37)

(2). Rebecca Hammond (3), was 19 years old in 1850, and lived with her parents in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. She was born in Ohio. (*12)

Rebecca Hammond married John Mitchell on September 11, 1851. (*37)

James Mitchell of Knox Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, had his will probated on November 20, 1865. His sons were: David; John; and William B.; and his daughters were: Martha J.; Sarah Ann; Harriet; Margaret; and Elizabeth. (*40)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

(*1) The Potts Family in Great Britain and America, compiled by Thomas Maxwell Potts, published by the compiler 1901.
(*2) History of Washington County, Pa., edited by Boyd Crumrine, published by L. H. Everts & Co. 1882, reprint Closson Press.
(*3) Jaqueline Rose (Kemp) Clark.
(*4) Caldwell's Atlas of Harrison County Ohio, by J. A. Caldwell, 1875, reprint Harrison County Genealogical Society, & The Freeport Press, Inc., 1986.
(*5) History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio by J. A. Caldwell, published by the Historical Publishing Co. 1880.
(*6) Pioneer Collection of Jefferson County, Ohio by Dohrman J. Sinclair.
(*7) JoAn Sheely.
(*8) Death records in Jefferson County, Ohio 1867-1887 compiled by Leila S. Francy 1985.
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(*10) 1830 Federal census
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(*13) 1860 Federal census
(*14) 1870 Federal census
(*15) 1880 Federal census
(*16) 1900 Federal census
(*17) 1910 Federal census
(*18) 1920 Federal census
(*21) Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the State of Ohio, by Charles A. Hanna, 1900, published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore.
(26) Abstract of Wills, Will book 4, Jefferson County, Ohio 1844-1853.
(*27) 1890 Military census
(*28) Cadiz Township cemeteries, 1989, Harrison County Genealogical Society.
(*31) The Lillie Porter Collection of Harrison County, Ohio. Printed by the Jefferson County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. 1990.
(32) Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records of Jefferson County, Ohio, by Esther Weygandt Powell, reprinted Jefferson County Chapter, OGS, printed by Closson Press, April 1990._
(*33) Beth Kemp.
(*34) Columbiana County Ohio Marriages 1800-1870, by Carol Willsey Bell, published by Bell Books, Youngstown, Ohio 1990.
(*36) 1820 Federal census
(*37) Marriage Record Book 7, 1850-1866, Jefferson County, Ohio by Leila S. Francy.
(*39) Atlas of Jefferson County, Ohio, F. W. Beers and Co. 1871.
(*40) Jefferson County, Ohio Will Book 6, 1859-1866 by Reva Ashcraft.
(*69) Births in Harrison County, Ohio, 1867-1971. Richard V. Moore.
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