George Painter

George Painter

Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Feb 1908 (aged 86)
Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Middlebury Township, Knox County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 63339278 · View Source
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Eighth child and youngest son of John Painter and his second wife Rachel (née Redd). George Painter was born on the Painter family farm in Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio.

"PAINTER, GEORGE, owns and resides on the extreme southeast 80 acres of Perry Township; he is a son of John Painter, who was born in Frederick Co., Va., July 18, 1775; in 1811, John Painter moved to Belmont Co., and to Perry Township in 1813, and entered a quarter of Sec. 36 [...] George Painter was born in Perry Township on the farm of his present residence, Feb. 4, 1822. He was married to Mary Thumb, daughter of Christopher Thumb, Oct. 8, 1846; she was born June 10, 1822; their children were Robert E., was born June 24, 1847; Melvina, May 26, 1849; Wilson, Sept 17, 1850; Elizabeth, May 10, 1852. Robert E. died Oct. 23, 1854; Elizabeth died Dec. 27, 1852, and the mother May 4, 1853. Mr. Painter was married to Amelia French June 17, 1860; she was born Nov. 13, 1839; three children were born unto them, namely: Albert F., May 17, 1861; Nettie, Oct. 3, 1863; and an infant in 1865; Amelia Painter died in 1866 [sic]. Mr. Painter went with the 163d National Guards in the service. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and his first wife also was." (Bio. of George Painter in: History of Richland County, Ohio (Mansfield, Ohio: A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers, 1880), pp. 861-62.)

George Painter and Miss Amelia French were married on 17 June 1860 in Knox County, Ohio.

George Painter, at the age of 42, enlisted as a private on 2 May 1864, and mustered in Company D, 163rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 12 May 1864 for 100 of days service. His nephew, John Painter, enlisted as a private on the same day and served in the same company, but died in service.


The Painter family farm in Perry Twp. bordered Jefferson Twp. to the east, Knox Co. to the south, and was near Bangorville in Jefferson Twp. John Painter entered his land in 1814. John and Rachel Painter were enumerated in Perry Twp. from 1820 to 1860.

"Christopher Thumb" in the bio. above may be an error for Christian Thuma. The households of Christian Thuma and Eve Thuma were enumerated in the 1840 U.S. Census for Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, on the page following the households of John Painter and Hamilton Painter. Some members of the Thuma family pronounce their surname as Dumma or Dummie. This explains the 8 October 1846 Richland County marriage record for "Mr. George Painter with Miss Mary Anne Domey." ("Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 Dec 2013), Richland Marriage records 1846-1852 vol 5.)

1850 U.S. Census, District 129, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwellings 97-99, families 97-99, lines 15-20, 21-23, 24-27, p. 418 (printed), p. 835 (written), 13 Sep 1850.
15. Hamilton Painter [head], "48," farmer ($2,500), Vir.
16. Matilda Painter, 31, [Vir].
17. Nelson -----, 12, Ohio.
18. Edward -----, 10, [Ohio].
19. George -----, 8, [Ohio].
20. John -----, 6, [Ohio].
21. John Painter [head], 75, farmer ($3,000), Vir.
22. Rachel Painter, 65, [Vir].
23. Charity -----, 16, Ohio.
24. George Painter [head], 28, farmer, [Ohio].
25. Mary A. Painter, 28, [Ohio.]
26. Elwood -----, 3, [Ohio.]
27. Malvina -----, 1, [Ohio].
John Painter's brother Robert's granddaughter, Mary H. (née Haines) Hardman on following page.

The 1856 Map of Richland County, Ohio, by Robert Pearsall Smith, and the 1873 Map of Perry Township, Richland County, Ohio, by Alfred T. Andreas show the southeast quarter of Section 36 in Perry Township divided between Hamilton Painter and George Painter.

1860 U.S. Census, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwellings 101-102, families 99-100, lines 34-42 and 1-6, pp. 199B-200 (printed), pp. 14-15 (written), 4 Jun 1860. (P. O.: Bellville)
34. Hamilton Painter [head], 49, farmer ($3,000; $500), Virginia.
35. Matilda -----, 40, Virginia.
36. Edwin -----, 20, wagon maker, Ohio.
37. George -----, 18, Ohio.
38. John -----, 16, Ohio.
39. Alvaretta -----, 9, Ohio.
40. Sherman Painter, 2, Ohio.
1. George Painter [head], 37, farmer ($300; $500), Ohio.
2. "Savina" -----, 11, Ohio. [Melvina]
3. Wilson -----, 9, Ohio.
4. Julia -----, 17, Ohio.
5. John -----, 85, Virginia.
6. Rachel -----, 73, Virginia.
Alvaretta enumerated in 1870 in Hamilton Painter household as Alfretta Enos, age 19, domestic servant.
Julia is not identified. While the census sheet indicates she was a Painter, she is not known to have been a family member; possibly a servant or boarder—or possibly an error for (and second counting of) Amelia French, who was enumerated as "Amanda French," age 16, on p. 199B. (Household of Rachel Hines, John and Rachel Painter's daughter, also on p. 199B.)

"George Painter makes an oath that Miss Amelia French is an unmarried woman over the age of eighteen years and resident in Knox County Ohio. Affiant further states that he is an unmarried man of twenty one years and that there is no legal objection to their marriage
- George Painter
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of June A.D 1860 J. S. Davis Probate Judge." (Marriage affidavit: "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 Dec 2013), George Painter and Amelia French, 16 Jun 1860; citing Knox, Ohio, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 2243886.")

1870 U.S. Census, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwellings 87-87, families 87-88, lines 26-30 and 31-34, p. 259 (printed), p. 11 (written), 9 Jun 1870. (P. O.: Bellville)
26. Painter, George [head], 48, farmer ($5,000; $800), Ohio.
27. ----- Sovina, 21, keeping house, Ohio.
28. ----- Wilson, 19, at home, Ohio.
29. ----- Albert, 8, at home, Ohio.
30. ----- Nettie, 6, at home, Ohio.
31. ----- Hamilton [head], 59, farmer ($4,000; $1,350), Virginia.
32. ----- Matilda, 50, keeping house, Virginia.
33. ----- Sherman, 12, at home, Ohio.
34. Enos, Alfretta, 19, domestic servant, Ohio.

1880 U.S. Census, E.D. 211, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwellings 135-136, families 145-147, lines 16-17, 18-19, and 20-21, p. 156 (printed), p. 13 (written), 14 Jun 1880.
16. Painter, Hamilton, 69, farmer; born in Va., parents in Va.
17. ----- Matilda, 60, wife, keeping house; born in Va., parents in Va.
18. ----- Sherman, 22, son, (mark showing married during census year), farmer; born in Ohio, parents in Va.
19. ----- Rosa, 17, (mark showing married during census year), wife; born in Ohio, father in Penn., mother in Md.
20. Painter, Geo., 58, (mark showing widowed), farmer; born in Ohio, parents in Va.
21. ----- Albert, 19, son; born in Ohio, parents in Ohio.
22. ----- Nettie, 16, daughter; born in Ohio, parents in Ohio.

1900 U.S. Census, E.D. 130, Perry Twp., Richland Co., Ohio; dwellings 89-90, families 93-94, lines 82-84 and 85-87, p. 66B (printed), p. 4 (written), 11 Jun 1900.
82. Painter, George, head, Feb 1822, 78, widowed; born in Ohio, parents in Virginia; farmer.
83. ----- Albert T., son, May 1861, 39, single; born in Ohio, parents in Ohio; farm laborer.
84. ----- Nettie A., daughter, Oct 1863, 36, single; born in Ohio, parents in Ohio; house keeper.
85. Painter, Sherman M., head, Aug 1857, 52, married 20 years' born in Ohio, father in Virginia, mother in Ohio; farmer.
86. ----- Rosa B., wife, Aug 1862, 37, married 20 years, 1 child (living); born in Ohio, father in Pennsylvania, mother in Maryland.
87. ----- Earl E., son, Sep 1880, 19, single, Ohio, at school.
Sherman M. Painter was George's nephew.

"George Painter, one of the oldest residents of this vicinity, passed away Saturday morning at the advanced age of 86 years and 11 days. He was born in Perry township, Richland county, and had always resided on the farm on which he died. He was united in marriage to Mary Thumb Oct. 8, 1846, who died Oct. 4, 1853. To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters. He was again united in marriage to Amelia French June 17, 1860, who died Aug. 15, 1864, while he was doing service in Company D., 163d regiment, O. N. G. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter he is survived by two sons, A. T. Painter of this place, and W. S. Painter of LaMonte, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Annetta Moor, of this place, and Mrs. Malvina Palmer, of Buchanan, N. D. Three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Hines of Albion, Ind., and Mrs. Charles Robinson of Fredericktown. He was a member of the M. E. church. [...] Interment in the Middlebury cemetery." ("Bangorville," The Mansfield News, Mansfield, Ohio, 19 Feb 1908, p. 6, cols. 4-5.) The wives' dates of death vary from other accounts.

Research note

This George Painter of Richland County, Ohio—who was a brother-in-law of William Lukens of Knox County, Ohio—may have entered 160 acres of land Pocahontas County, Iowa, on 15 August 1860. A Warrant for this 160 acres was issued to Henson Vermilion for his War of 1812 service. This warrant was assigned to William Lukens, who assigned it to George Painter.

Reviewed 2 December 2020.

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