|Nancy Ankrum (#47448582)|
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|Names researching: Ankrum, Carothers, Clark, Kennedy, Miller, McMunn, McConnell, Umstott, Workman. Also interested in Kimbolton, Ohio history.|
I enjoy photographing stones especially before they are lost to time and the elements. It's incredible how even in ten years time how much a stone can deteriorate.
Every person in a cemetery was once someone's daughter, son, father, mother, brother or sister and they all have a story to tell and they were all once important to someone.
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I am trying to find a Jennie Powelson around this area. We are thinking her dob would be around the 1820-1830 range, died in 1858. It was said she married an Alexander Culbertson in the early 1850's.
Can you help with any information on her?
|kjvaughn||RE: james ankrum|
A happy coincidence, I ran across an obituary for Rebecca Ankrum while searching for someone completely unrelated:
The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, February 24, 1916
Rebecca A. Ankrum died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Carr, 218 Sixth street, Fairbury, Nebraska, on Monday, February 21, 1916. Death was caused by pneumonia, after an illness of eleven weeks.
Mrs. Ankrum was born in Martinsville, Ills., October 23, 1849, and died at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 28 days.
Her name before marriage was Rebecca A. Chancellor. She was married to James Ankrum, July 12, 1868 and leaves two children, Mrs. Ed Carr and Mrs. Edith Goeins, both of Fairbury. Her husband died six years ago. They formerly lived at Steele City, to which place they came from Illinois twenty-eight years ago.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:00 at the house and the remains taken to Steele City for burial.
Added by kjvaughn on Oct 29, 2013 7:39 PM
|Bob & Donna Werner||Umstott's|
Well Nancy, we are bad; didn't contact you - sorry.....had a somewhat rushed ride through the area a couple weeks ago. We found the old Umstott farm along Marlett's Run and did take a stroll through the Guernsey Cemetery with camera in hand.
A little further west along Plainfield Road we visited another cemetery, the Henderson's, one of whom later married an Umstott. We were warned that although it is a public cemetery someone doesn't like people near his property. He was out shooting a gun and as we walked away shots skipped among the cemetery rocks behind us. Vandals (or him) have made a mess of the small cemetery. What a shame :-(
I'd love to know who your Umstott neighbor is.
Bob & Donna Werner
No, we have to go back to Stephen and Hester for our common ancestors. I've had your name in my database for a number of years now but just never made contact, which is kind of hard for me since I live in Texas and only get back to Ohio once a year.
Please write to me at email@example.com. I think we can be of help to each other in filling in the gaps in the family tree.
|Gary Workman||Cousin Contact|
You and I are fourth cousins once removed. If you would like to write, I would be happy to hear from you.
|Sally Emerson||David McNary|
Thank you for finding and posting this picture. It means a lot to me to finally see it.
Thank you for your time and efforts in helping others find their loved ones final resting place.
|Bob & Donna Werner||Ohio Visit Didn't Happen|
So sorry - our intended visit to the area feel through. Next target is late Sept.....I hope.
|Bob & Donna Werner||RE: Jasper Newton Umstott|
Thanks....been to Kimbolton :-)) Hope we can get-together.
|Bob & Donna Werner||RE: Jasper Newton Umstott|
I will let you know the when and some idea of our plans in July.
Our trip will be a pretty quick one through the area and will be a family history intro to our daughter who has taken interest and has yet to visit her roots. I plan now to start in Cambridge and go north to the Umstott property, then further north to Ragersville and my family's first Ohio homesteads. Not knowing where you live exactly I'll not make assumptions or plans now that we can meet, but that would be great even if only a picture share and handshake between the Umstott ladies :-))
Here is a little bit of info that you have already read/seen, but it focuses on where we are headed in Guernsey Cty. I have an old map and I think I know where we are headed, besides Samuel's cemetery (Jacob is my g-g'father).
"The 1850 Census of Wheeling twp. lists Samuel as 52, wife Ruth 32, sons Jacob 11, John 5, daughter Martha 3. Living in there house is a "Saml" 23 years old and working as a carpenter – this would be son #1 born 1827 with his first wife. Sometime after 1850, Samuel moved across the hills to the Marlatts run road on the drains of Marlatts run. Here they lived until Samuel died. Later Jacob and Hannah made this their home for many years. The children attended Union Hill school."
|Bob & Donna Werner||Jasper Newton Umstott|
Nancy, found this online in an e-book: You may have but thought if not here it is! It was written by Henry James Lee in "Portrait & Biographical Record of Guernsey County. I can't figure out when though. I think Lee died in the 1940's. I made minor changes to clean it up a bit.
Jasper Newton Umstott – a prominent place amongst agriculturists….. our subject, who is located in Liberty Township. Here he has a highly productive tract of land, the fertility of which has been kept above par with wise rotation of crops and the use of the best fertilizing agents. A first-class set of buildings has been erected upon it and other improvements made which stamp it as the home of one who believes in progress
Mr. Umstott is a native of this county, having been born in Wheeling Township, November 2, 1856
He is the son of Samuel and Harriet (Forney) Umstott, the former of whom was born in, or near Allegany County, MD June 5, 1827. Samuel was the son of Samuel and Mary (Chancy) Umstott, who emigrated from their native Maryland to Guernsey County when Samuel was three years of age. They became well-to-do, and in the locality in which they resided were held in great respect for their upright manner of living. Samuel Umstott, Sr., when deprived of the companionship) of his wife by death, returned to Maryland and married Ruth Dawson, who accompanied him on his journey to Ohio, where she passed the remainder of her life. The father of our subject died October 14, 1887. His good wife was born in Coshocton County, in November, 1835, and now resides on the old homestead in Wheeling Township. She is the daughter of Joseph and Susan (Miskimen) Forney, natives respectively, of Guernsey and Coshocton Counties. They made their homes in this county, engaged in cultivating the soil, until they disposed of their property' and removed to Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, where they became owners of a good farm and resided until their decease.
The parents of our subject were married in Coshocton County, this state, and to them were born five sons and three daughters, of whom we make the following mention: George A., formerly engaged in teaching school, is now farming in Caldwell County, Mo., Jasper N. is the original of this sketch; Charlotte is the wife of M. S. Ross, a farmer of this county; Isabelle V. is living at home with her mother; John C. is also at home; McCoy L. is teaching school in Caldwell County, Mo.; and Nellie and Samuel are at home, the former teaching school. Samuel Umstott, Jr., in addition to cultivating the soil followed his trade of carpenter to some extent, he refused at all times to hold office, and was deserving of the respect conferred upon as one of the most useful members of the community.
At the age of twenty-four years our subject was married and began in life for himself. The lady on this occasion was Miss Hester Keast, a native of Wheeling Township, this county, who was born October 11, 1856. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Threthewie) Keast, natives of England, in which country they were married, but emigrated to the United States in 1844. They at once made their way to Coshocton County, and in 1856 moved to Guernsey County. In these counties their family of ten children was reared. Of these Mary is the wife of Daniel Dusehberry, a farmer of this township; Martha is the wife of William Van Sickle, also an agriculturist of this locality; Julia married Peter Hamersley, who is engaged in farming in Coshocton County; Sarah became Mrs. John Little, and lives on a farm in Wheeling Township, which region is now the home of Margaret, Mrs. Robert Switzer; Hester is the wife of our subject; Harriet married Samuel fiercer, editor of the Indianapolis Ind. Gazette; Susan became the wife of Thom.is Switzer, a farmer of Coshocton County; John T. is a telegraph operator at Flushing, Belmont County, this state; and Edward is deceased. The father of Mrs. Umstott departed this life January 11, 1888, at the age of seventy-one years. He was the son of Edward and Mary Keast, also born in England, whence they came to this county in 1856, making it their permanent
home. Elizabeth Keast, who was the daughter of Jolin Threthewie, died in 1861. The grandmother lived and died in her native land, while the grandfather of Mrs. Umstott departed this life in Australia. He had amassed an immense fortune, making as much as $ 100,000 in three years in England before going out to the colony.
The family of our subject and wife comprises two son and two daughters, namely; Harriet M., John A., Mary G. and Ereddio. Mr. Umstott continued to work his father's farm on shares after attaining mature years until 1889. He then became the possessor of ninety acres of fine land, on which he has resided ever since and made it one of the most productive tracts in the county.
Mr. Umstott is an active and efficient member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he and his good wife are highly esteemed by all who know them for their consistent and useful lives. In politics the former is independent, not caring to tie himself to any party, hut reserves the right to vote for the man regardless of party lines.
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