Mistress

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I have been compiling the Genealogy of the Kagy Family for years.The documented history of:
REMINISCENCES
of Several Families Prominent in the Early
History of Fairfield County in Ohio is posted below which documents the character of the Kagy Families of Ohio.

THE KAGYS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

The Shenndoah Valley, of Virginia, was settled largely by Pennsylvania People, both English and German speaking people. They emigrated from Berks, Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania. There were Mennonites, Dunkers and Primitive Baptists among them. From the year 1806 to 1840, in almost every year many families came from that valley to Fairfield County. Samuel and Reverend John Wiseman, Abraham Winters, the Millers, Murphys, Ashbrooks, Beerys, Freeds and hundreds of other families all came from that splendid valley.
Of the many families referred to, none were larger or more highly respected than the Kagys. They were a hardy race, descended from hardy Swiss Ancestors. But few of this large family now reside in Fairfield, for as the children grew to years of maturity, they married and either moved north to Seneca and Hancock Counties or to Marion, Cumberland and Effingham Counties, Illinois. This family produced many men of considerable prominence and ability, farmers, lawyers, doctors, ministers, teachers and merchants.
Honorable John Seitz, of Seneca County, was the son of Lewis Seitz, whose wife was a Kagy.
Rudolph Kagy, a native of Switzerland, came first to Pennsylvania. From there he moved to the valley of Virginia, and he was the founder of the family that came to the county, 1844 and settled in Rushcreek.

Solomon Kagy who was one of 12 children from Samuel Kagy relocated from Ohio to Nebraska.

If any one would have any additional information pertaining to the "Kagy" lineage and the families listed below it would be much appreciated.

The following names that I am documenting as well is:

The Wells Family that was from Dardanelles Arkansas area and California.

The Cleveland and "Clan McKenzie "Family that was from the Dardanelles Arkansas area.

The Leach Family that was from Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, and California.
The Waddle and or " Clan Waddell" family that immigrated from Scotland via Ireland.

The Rigsby Family that was from Kentucky then Nebraska that immigrated from England.

Any additional information pertaining to any of the families listed above would be welcomed.

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