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Susan Neff, Ford & Neff Family Historian (#46816929)
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Bio Photo I am Susan Neff, Historian Emeritus of the Ford family and for the Dr. James Ford Historic Home in Wabash, Indiana. I am also Secretary of the board of directors of Falls Cemetery in Wabash.

The first room of the house museum was built by Dr. Ford in 1841 and was enlarged to seven bedrooms as needed to accommodate his growing family. Dr. James & America (Holton) Ford occupied the house for nearly 60 years; it remained in the family for almost 140 years. It was reacquired in 2002, underwent a complete restoration and opened to the public as a living history museum in March 2005.

►►I don't mind if anyone copies my tombstone photos, but I will get extremely upset if my family photos are copied to other sites, especially without proper citation.

RESEARCH SURNAMES: Alber, Aruffo, Baker, Beghtel, Bloomer, Bradley, Bull, Calendar, Carlson, Conde, Conner, Cowgill, Donoban/Donovan, Drabenstott, Earnest, Ebbinghouse, Fleck, Ford, Gillen(Gilliland), Gorman, Hanna, Hardman, Harter, Hartman, Henley, Hess, Hollier, Holton, Honeywell, Hornaday, Hurkamp, Ireland, Jeup, Jones, Keller, Key, Kline, Kratzer, LaCerte, L'Amoreaux/Lumaree, Launder, Leander, Lutz, Malang/Melang, Mariner/Marriner, McGee, McLain, Milliner, Moore, Morgan, Mosey, Neff, Oliver, Overman, Peabody, Pickett, Pratt, Pressler, Quam, Rettig, Rousey, Sayman, Simmons, Slauson, Snedeker, Stamps, Steagala, Stitt, Stone, Stradley, Strickler, Sweetser, Teague, Teeter, Thompson, Troyer, Van Dyke, Westlake, Williams, Wilson, Wolfer, Wyckoff and Yarnelle.

Yes, all Neff's are related; includes surname spellings Naf, Naff, Nave, Knaff, Kneff. My 7th great-grandfather, Hans Heinrich Neff, immigrated with his family from Switzerland via Bavaria in the early Fall of 1717. I am descended from his 2nd son, Dr. John Henry Neff - b. 1705, d. 1784 Shenandoah Co, Virginia. Work is in process to identify and organize this entire family, including subsequent immigrations, and much is documented on Findagrave by the Neff Family Historical Society. To see those ancestors in my direct line, please visit the virtual cemetery A2 Line of Neff Family.
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Zach Dilly
RE: Phoebe Blanche Gage
Thanks. My Grandma has memories of Blanche coming to stay with her Grandma for the summer & they would do all kinds of stuff together.
I do have the names of Dorothy kids but beyond that I know nothing. I was just wondering if you knew of any contact info. for them. Below are there names:
Richard Gage Simpson
Ronald Harry Simpson
Robert James Simpson
Joyce Ann Simpson

Added by Zach Dilly on Mar 23, 2017 4:06 PM
Zach Dilly
Phoebe Blanche Gage
Hi Susan,
I am Zach Dilly. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about Phoebe "Blanche" Gage's children? Blanche's husband Harry Gage & my Great Great Grandmother Inez Careins were 1st cousins. When Blanche was still living she would come & stay summers with Inez. I am trying to get contact info. for any of Blanche's children or grandchildren. Let me know if you can help me.

Zach Dilly
Added by Zach Dilly on Mar 18, 2017 8:09 PM
RE: Maleatha Ann Rousey
Hi Susan,
I was a member of the Champaign Co Genealogy Society. They disbanded this last Dec 16 because lack of volunteers. So sad, I live in KS and they helped me alot. Thank you for the info. I'll try and make a (14 hr) trip up to Champaign Co OH again maybe this year. I'll let you know if I find out we are cousins!! I'm from Thomas Crouch's son - Harrison Crouch 1836-1864 branch. Harrison is buried just across the county border in Clark Co OH from Champaign Co, OH.
Again Thank You,
Kimberly from KS
Added by Kimberly on Mar 18, 2017 8:52 AM
Marianna Kerns Morgan
RE: Scioto Clay Neff
You are welcome!
Added by Marianna Kerns Morgan on Mar 16, 2017 4:51 AM
Maleatha Ann Rousey
I'm researching my 2d GGfather Harrison Crouch's family. In 1840 census Johnston twp, (NEAR URBANA), Champaign County, Ohio. Is my 3d GGfather Thomas Crouch b-abt 1795. I have identified:
male under 5: Harrison
male 40-49: Thomas
2 female under 5: Martha, Almira
female 30-39: Susan Mary ___ (surname unk)

Those unidentified:
male 10-14 (possibly John Crouch)?? no proof yet
female 10-14 (unknown)
female 20-29 (unknown)
female 15-19 (possibly Maleatha Ann Crouch Rousey)
(Your Memorial # 72497940 dtd 2 Jul 2011)
Maleatha Ann Crouch Rousey B-1824 D-1912

Could she be on this 1840 census?

I found her marriage record to Henry Rousey 9Feb1845 in Champaign County, Ohio on Ancestry - linked the Family Search. She was listed as Letha Ann Crouch.

Thank you for connecting all of her family together on Find A Grave, by the way.

Added by Kimberly on Mar 15, 2017 9:48 PM
Rod Williams
Augustus Peabody
Where is the Augustus Peabody Home located? Is it the same home as Dr. James Ford's?
Added by Rod Williams on Jul 01, 2016 3:15 PM
Harold Sendelbach
Your Pictures
I love your old family photos! I'm not sure if we're related at all.... but I have to ask, did you have these pictures always in your possession or did you acquire them from relatives? I would love to have more older family pictures for my tree but it's hard to track them down.

We may be related on the Neff side, I could swear I had someone with Neff as their surname on my tree, on my Fruit/Fruitt side of the family. Anyway I came across your photos because I'm researching my grandmother who was placed in an Indianapolis orphanage and who's birthname was Green. So I was researching a possible DNA match of a Richard S. Bloomer and his line went back to a Mary F Green who married a Samuel Eviston. But I saw your memorial post on Richard S Bloomer Sr's find a grave site.

Just love old pictures even if I'm not related. Thanks for sharing


Added by Harold Sendelbach on May 27, 2016 9:43 AM
Claudine Burnett
George, Jennie & Edith Holton
There is a wonderful oral history of the Holton famiily done by Edith Holton in 1976 Put "Holton" in the search box to get to Edith's 3 tapes.

Claudine Burnett
Added by Claudine Burnett on May 04, 2016 3:27 PM
Retired Kent
Chris Garber
Thanks for the transfer, Kent
Added by Retired Kent on Dec 16, 2015 4:52 PM
RE: #56287517
I don't know that I know how to do that...Is that like creating another cemetery?
Added by Kerry on May 23, 2015 9:39 AM
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