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FIRST GENERATION

 

1.  Oran Sherman Baker was born on 7 Feb 1930.  osb19@windstream.net

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SECOND GENERATION

 

2.  Oran Franklin Baker was born on 12 May 1900 in Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV.  He died on 18 Sep 1960 in Wood Co, WV.  He was buried in Knights of Pythias Cem.  He was married to Hazel Ernestine Keck on 13 Aug 1923.

 

3.  Hazel Ernestine Keck was born on 28 Jun 1906 in Reader, Wetzel Co, WV.  She died on 4 Oct 1964.  She was buried in Riverview Cem, Williamstown, WV.

 

Oran Franklin Baker and Hazel Ernestine Keck had the following children:

 

                        i.          Bernice Elizabeth Baker was born on 2 Apr 1924.

                        ii.         Lenora Ellen Baker was born on 9 Apr 1928.

            1          iii.        Oran Sherman Baker.

 

 

THIRD GENERATION

 

4.  Isaac Thomas Baker was born on 7 Feb 1873 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 18 Apr 1955 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.1  He was buried in River View Cem, Williamstown, Wood Co, WV. 

 

Living in Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH in 1880.  Lincoln, Tyler Co, WV in 1900.  Oil field worker.

 

The online death records list his birth as 7 Feb 1873, in Monroe County, OH.  It further states that he is the s/o Isaac & Suley Baker. The source for

this info was Nettie Irene Baker.

 

#309/327 Lincoln Dist, Tyler Co, WV 1900

Baker, Isaac T head Feb 1873 27 m4 OH OH OH, Nettie wife Jun 1872 27 2/2 OH OH OH, Clyde son May 1898 2 WV, Oran F son May 1900 0/12 WV

 

#78/86 Marietta Twp, Washington Co, OH 1910

Baker, Thomas head 37 m14 OH OH OH, Nettie wife 38 5/5 OH OH OH, Clyde son 11 WV, Oran son 10 WV, Nettie dau 7 WV, Wylie son 5 OH, Loan son 11/12 OH

 

#181/184 Union Dist, Wood Co, WV 1920

Baker, Isaac T head 48 OH OH OH, Nettie wife 48 OH OH OH, Clyde H son 21 WV, Oran F son 19 WV, Nettie L dau 17 WV, Wiley son 16 WV, Raymond son 5 WV

 

He was married to Nettie Irene Carpenter on 8 Feb 1896 in Tyler Co, WV.

 

5.  Nettie Irene Carpenter was born on 20 Jun 1872 in OH.  She died on 19 Oct 1962 in Hocking Co, OH.  She was buried in River View Cem, Williamstown, Wood Co, WV.  

 

Isaac Thomas Baker and Nettie Irene Carpenter had the following children:

 

                        i.          Clyde H Baker was born in 1898.

            2          ii.         Oran Franklin Baker.

                        iii.        Nettie L Baker was born in 1903.

                        iv.        Rev Wiley Baker was born on 13 Dec 1904 in Wood Co, WV.

                        v.         Raymond A Baker was born on 7 Oct 1913 in Williamstown, Wood Co, WV.  He died on 26 Jul 1981 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV.

 

6.  George W Keck2 was born on 29 Dec 1839 in Tyler Co, VA.  He died on 23 May 1918 in Reader, Wetzel Co, WV.  He served in the military in Civil War, Co D 11th WV Inf.  He was buried in Milburn Cem, Eight Mile Rdg, Reader, Wetzel Co, WV.  Enlisted at Elizabeth Courthouse, Wirt Co, VA on 19 DEC 1861 in Co D, 11th WV Vol Inf.

 

He was involved in the following battles:  Cloyd Mountain; New River Bridge; Lexington; Lynchurg; Snickers gap; Winchester; Berryville; 2nd Winchester;

Fishers Hill; Cedar Creek; 2nd Cedar Creek; Hatchers Run; Petersburg; and several others.  He was discharged 17 JUL 1865 at Wheeling, WV.

 

Farmer at Iuka, Tyler Co, WV.

 

"Presidents, Soldiers and Statesman"

   Born Tyler County, WV, Dec 29, 1839.  He was a son of Jeremiah and Cynthia (Garner) Keck, deceased.  He has been married three times, first to Martha E. Meneer, who died Oct 30, 1873, leaving one child, Ollie, who is now also deceased.  He was married secondly to Nancy E. McWilliams, who passed away November 16, 1890, who bore him two children, Minnie and Thomas H., both deceased.  April 25, 1892, he was married in Tyler County, WV, to Sarah E. Conley, who was born in Monroe County, Ohio, August 10, 1865.  She was a daughter of James and Christona (King) Conley, still living.  Three children were the issue of this marriage:  Lulu C., Cora L., and Leslie L.  Comrad Keck enlisted to help defend the flag so near and dear to every soldier's heart.  He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled in Elizabeth C. H., Wirt Co, WV, December 19, 1861, in Co D, 11th WV Vol Inf, 3rd Brig, 2nd Div, 8th A. C. and in the winter of 1864 was transferred to 3rd Brig, 2nd Div, 24th A. C.  He was confined in the hospital at Spencer C. H., four days; was then transferred to Elizabeth C. H., five weeks, suffering with measels.  He was given a leave of absence of thirteen days and returned to duty at the end of time.  In 1865 he was detailed as guard of Major Ayers' Hd Qtrs. at Hatchers Run.

   The following are his battles:  Clyde Mo, New River Bridge, Lexington, Lynchburg, Snickers Gap, Winchester, Berryville, 2nd Winchester, Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek, 2nd Cedar Creek, Hatchers Run, Petersburg and several others, receiving an honorable discharge July 17, 1865, at Wheeling, WV.  His half brother Simon served in the late war and was wounded at the battle of Antietam.

   His second wife's father served in an Ohio Regt. during the late war.  Comrade Keck is successfully engaged in farming and his postoffice address is Iuka, WV.       Provided by Oran S "Bud" Baker

 

He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Conley on 25 Apr 1892 in Tyler Co, WV.

 

7.  Sarah Elizabeth Conley3 was born on 10 Aug 1865 in Monroe Co, OH.  She died on 19 Oct 1934 in Sistersville, Tyler Co, WV.  She was buried in Milburn Cem, Eight Mile Rdg, Reader, Wetzel Co, WV. 

 

George W Keck and Sarah Elizabeth Conley had the following children:

 

                        i.          Lulu C Keck4 was born on 23 Aug 1892.

                        ii.         Cora Lee Keck5 was born on 20 Nov 1894 in Wetzel Co, WV.  She died in Jan 1966 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, PA.

                        iii.        Leslie Lara Keck6 was born on 16 May 1897 in WV.  She died on 16 Feb 1939 in Monongalia Co, WV.  She was buried in Mt Calvery Cem, Monongalia Co, WV.

                        iv.        Gladsie Keck was born on 8 Oct 1899.

                        v.         Minnie Keck7 was born on 4 Feb 1902.  She died on 21 Oct 1903.  She was buried in Milburn Cem, Eight Mile Rdg, Reader, Wetzel Co, WV.

                        vi.        daughter Keck died on 26 Jul 1904.  She was buried in Milburn Cem, Eight Mile Rdg, Reader, Wetzel Co, WV.

            3          vii.       Hazel Ernestine Keck.

                        viii.      Georgia Keck was born on 17 Aug 1910.

 

 

FOURTH GENERATION

 

8.  Isaac Thomas Baker was born in Apr 1827 in Monroe Co, OH. 

 

An Isaac Thomas Baker is listed in the 1890 Civil War Veterans census for Grandview Twp, Washington Co, OH.  Pvt, Co C, 92nd Vol Inf, July 1862.

 

An Isaac T Baker died on 8 Mar 1913, Butler County, OH.

 

Living Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH in 1860, 1870, 1880.  Living Grandview Twp, Washington Co, OH in 1900.  Farmer.

 

#1055/1055 Woodsfield, Monroe Co, OH 1860

Baker, Isaac T 34, Arsula 27, Martha E 8, George W 5, John W 3, Mary J 1

 

#153/153 Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH 1870

Baker, Isaac 44 carpenter OH, Arsula 32 OH, Martha E 17 OH, George W 15 OH, John J 13 OH, Mary L 10 OH, Harmon 9 OH, Wilson 7 OH, Emory 4 OH, Louisa 2 OH

 

#123/125 Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH 1880

Baker, Isaac T 55 OH PA PA, Ursula 49 wife OH PA OH, Jane 21 dau OH, Wilson S 16 son OH, Elmer E 14 son OH, Louisa V 12 OH, ? V 9 dau OH, Isaac T 7 son OH, Charles W 4 son OH, William T 4 mo son OH

 

#4/4 Grandview Twp, Washington Co, OH 1900

Baker, Isaac T head Apr 1827 73 m50 OH OH OH, Arsula wife Aug 1831 68 12/11 OH OH OH, Charles M son May 1875 25 s OH, William T son Jan 1880 20 s OH, John Hanlon gson Mar 1890 10 OH, Richard Hanlon gson Jun 1894 5 OH

 

He was married to Ursala Moose in 1850 in Rome, Lawrence Co, OH.

 

9.  Ursala Moose was born in 1831 in Belmont Co, OH. 

 

Isaac Thomas Baker and Ursala Moose had the following children:

 

                        i.          Martha E Baker was born in 1852 in Monroe Co, OH.

                        ii.         George Washington Baker was born on 4 Mar 1855 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 9 Mar 1935 in Monroe Co, OH.

                        iii.        John Jackson Baker was born on 22 Dec 1856 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 29 Nov 1933 in Marietta, Washington Co, OH. 

 

#200/200 Bethel Twp, Monroe Co, OH 1900

Baker, John J 41 m21 OH OH OH, Emma A 40 9/8 OH OH OH, Jennie F 20 OH, Herman O 18 OH, Emily R 15 OH, Adella F 13 OH, John F 9 OH, Isaac H 7 OH, Tessa M 4 OH, Harry J 2 OH

 

#133/296 Marietta, Washington Co, OH 1930

Baker, Isaac H head 37 m28(sic) OH OH OH, Grace A wife 30 m21(sic) OH OH OH, Kathleen A dau 6 OH, Betty L dau 4 OH, John J father wid 73 w21 OH OH OH, Cozzens, Raymond neph 19 OH OH OH

 

                        iv.        Mary Jane Baker was born in 1859 in Monroe Co, OH.

                        v.         Homer J Baker was born on 31 Jan 1861 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 26 Oct 1942 in Cameron, Monroe Co, OH. 

 

#152/159 Union Dist, Tyler Co, WV, 1900

Baker, Homer head Jan 1861 39 m16 OH OH OH, Jane wife Jul 1859 40 9/6 OH PA OH, Lucy B dau Jul 1888 11 PA, Clara J dau Apr 1891 9 PA, Homer son Sep 1892 7 PA, Farist S son Sep 1894 5 PA, Donald L son Sep 1896 3 WV, Maggie M dau Dec 1898 1 WV, Lewis B Bare neph Oct 1881 18 s OH OH OH

 

#0128 Tarentum, Allegheny Co, PA, 1910

Baker, Homer head 49 m26 OH OH OH, Jane wife 11/8 OH OH OH, Louis neph 28 OH, Clara J dau 19 PA, Homer son 18 PA, Sterling son 16 PA, Donald L son 14 PA, Maggie dau 11 WV, Georgianna dau 9 OH, Oscar son 7 OH, Sarah F Bare s-i-l OH

 

#190/198 Ohio Twp, Monroe Co, OH 1920

Baker, Homer head 58 OH OH OH, Margaret wife 60 OH OH OH, Homer J son 27 s PA, Fairest S son 25 s PA, Donald L son 23 w PA, Georgianna dau 18 s WV, William Oscar son 16 s OH

 

                        vi.        Wilson S Baker was born in 1863 in Monroe Co, OH. 

 

#67/68 Grandview Twp,Washington Co, OH 1900

Baker, Wilson S head Jun 1863 36 m12 OH OH PA, Barbary A wife Jul 1867 32 6/6 PA IRE PA, Rose A dau Sep 1889 10 PA, Blanche dau Apr 1892 8 WV, Nora dau Jan 1894 6 PA, William son nov 1896 3 WV, Emily dau Nov 1898 1 OH

 

#78/78 ? Twp, Tyler Co, 1910

Baker, Wilson S head 52 m22 OH OH OH, Anna wife 42 10/9 PA PA Ire, Nora N dau 15 WV, William A son 13 WV, Emily A dau 11 Dau WV, Victoria dau 9 WV, Arrina dau 7 WV, Homer son 5 WV, Johnie son 2 WV

 

#50/50 Lincoln Twp, Tyler Co, WV 1910

Baker, W S head 56 OH OH OH, Anna wife 52 PA PA PA, Victoria dau 19 OH, Lorina dau 16 OH, Homer son 15 VA, John son 12 WV, Grace Richardson boarder 16 WV WV WV

 

                        vii.       Elmer Emory Baker was born in 1866 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 20 Apr 1945 in Morgan, Morgan Co, OH.

                        viii.      Louisa V Baker was born in 1868 in Monroe Co, OH.

                        ix.        Abruna V Baker was born in 1871 in Monroe Co, OH.

            4          x.         Isaac Thomas Baker.

                        xi.        Charles M Baker was born in Jan 1875 in Monroe Co, OH.

                        xii.       William T Baker was born in Jan 1880 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

10.  Robert Carpenter was born on 6 May 1847 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 20 Aug 1926 in Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV.  He was buried in Mt Pleasant Cem.

 

#120/125 Ellsworth Dist, Tyler Co, WV 1880

Carpenter, Robert head 32 OH OH OH, Mary E wife 33 OH OH OH, Lillian I 11 dau OH, Milton son 10 OH, Nettie L 8 dau OH, Louise B 6 dau OH, Ruth J 4 dau OH, Homer F 1 son OH

 

He was married to Mary E Morris.

 

11.  Mary E Morris was born on 2 Mar 1841 in Monroe Co, OH.  She died on 27 Dec 1932 in Paden City, Wetzel Co, WV.  She was buried in Long Cem. 

 

Robert Carpenter and Mary E Morris had the following children:

 

            5          i.          Nettie Irene Carpenter.

 

12.  Jeremiah Keck was born on 4 Feb 1809 in PA.  He died on 4 Aug 1885 in Tanner, WV. 

 

#448 Tyler Co 1850

Keck, Jeremiah 41 PA, Sarah 22 VA, Sarah 18 VA, Mary 16 VA, Hannah 14 VA, George 12 VA, Simon 8 VA, Sinthey 7 VA, Mariah 5 VA, Martha 3 VA, Prissilla 0 VA

 

Middlebourne, Tyler Co, 1860

Keck, Jeremiah 51 PA, Sarah 38 PA, Simon H 18 PA, Sinthery 17 PA, Martha 13 PA, Maria M 9 PA , Nancy J 7 PA, John N 5 PA, Sanford C 2 PA

 

He was married to Cynthia Garner.

 

13.  Cynthia Garner was born on 28 Feb 1811 in Lynn Camp, Ohio Co, VA.  She died on 20 Sep 1840 in Tyler Co, VA.  She was buried in Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV. 

 

Jeremiah Keck and Cynthia Garner had the following children:

 

                        i.          Sarah Keck was born on 1 Feb 1832 in Tyler Co, VA.

                        ii.         Mary "Polly" Keck was born on 20 Oct 1833 in Tyler Co, VA.

                        iii.        Hannah Keck was born on 11 Oct 1835 in Tyler Co, VA.  She died on 27 Feb 1914 in Friendly, Tyler Co, WV.

            6          iv.        George W Keck.

                        v.         Margaret Keck8. 

 

14.  James Conley was born on 28 Mar 1833.  He died on 19 Jan 1902.  He was married to Christina King on 13 Apr 1854 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

15.  Christina King was born on 17 Dec 1834 in Ozark, Monroe Co, OH.  She died on 11 Nov 1919 in Columbiana Co, OH.  She was buried in Riverview Cem, East Liverpool, OH. 

 

James Conley and Christina King had the following children:

 

            7          i.          Sarah Elizabeth Conley.

 

 

FIFTH GENERATION

 

16.  George Washington Baker was born in 1801 in Belmont Co, OH.  He died before 1880 in Lawrence Co, OH. 

 

#105/105 Rome, Lawrence Co, OH 1850

Baker, George W 48 OH, Nancy 46 OH, Isaac 24 OH, Alenzre E 18 OH, Lawretta C 12 OH

 

#1125 Rome, Lawrence Co, OH 1860

Baker, George W 50 VA, Sarah E 46 VA, Joseph A Nash 19 OH, Rebecca Nash 10 OH, Johnson Nash 8 OH

 

#162 Rome Twp, Lawrence Co, OH 1870

Baker, George 68 OH, Sarah 43 OH, Sofronia McComas 14 OH, Joseph Nichols 7 OH

 

He was married to Nancy Floyd in Mar 1821.

 

17.  Nancy Floyd was born in 1803.  She died in 1859 in Lawrence Co, OH.  d/o Thomas Floyd 

 

George Washington Baker and Nancy Floyd had the following children:

 

            8          i.          Isaac Thomas Baker.

                        ii.         Almira Elizabeth Baker was born on 8 May 1832 in OH.  She died on 14 Nov 1921.

                        iii.        Loretta C Baker was born in 1838 in OH.

                        iv.        Urena Baker was born in 1840.

 

18.  George Moose was born on 8 Sep 1802 in PA.  He died in 1880 in Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH. 

 

#156/156 Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH 1870

Moose, George 66 PA, Martha 63 OH, George R 25 OH, Rachel 27 OH, John M 2 OH, Jasper 3/12 OH

 

#126/128 Wayne Twp, Monroe Co, OH 1880

Moose, George 76 PA VA VA, Martha 71 OH PA PA

 

He was married to Martha in 1832 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

19.  Martha was born in 1806 in OH.  She died in 1880. 

 

George Moose and Martha had the following children:

 

            9          i.          Ursala Moose.

                        ii.         Joseph Moose was born in 1838.

                        iii.        Mary Ann Moose was born in 1841.  She died in 1928.

                        iv.        George Ransome Moose was born in 1833.  He died in 1916.

 

20.  Reason Carpenter was born on 27 Jul 1820 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 1 Jul 1895 in Ritchie Co, WV.  He was married to Rachel Porter in 1841 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

21.  Rachel Porter was born on 26 Feb 1825 in Monroe Co, OH.  She died on 5 Apr 1910 in Ritchie Co, WV. 

 

Reason Carpenter and Rachel Porter had the following children:

 

            10        i.          Robert Carpenter.

 

22.  Charles Morris. 

 

Charles Morris had the following children:

 

            11        i.          Mary E Morris.

 

24.  Dr Jacob Keck was born about 1779.  He was married to Eleanor.

 

25.  Eleanor was born in 1782.  She died on 10 Jan 1866 in Tyler Co, WV.  Dr

 

Jacob Keck and Eleanor had the following children:

 

            12        i.          Jeremiah Keck.

                        ii.         Eleanor Keck was born on 29 Oct 1814 in PA.  She died on 4 Aug 1868 in Proctor Ck, Wetzel Co, WV.  She was buried in Antioch Cem, Proctor Dist, Wetzel Co, WV.  d/o Dr Jacob Keck & Eleanor

 

26.  Joshua Garner was born in 1784 in PA.  He died on 27 Jun 1867 in Putnam Co, WV.9  He was buried in Bethel Cem, 18 Mi Ck, Putnam Co, WV.  He has reference number 210. 

 

1810 Ohio Co Census Index

Garner, Joshua

 

1820 Ohio Co Census Index

Garner, Joshua

 

pg 31 Marshall Co 1840

Garner, Joshuway 50-60, wife 50-60, male 10-15, male 15-20, female 5-10, female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, female 20-30

 

#326 Marshall Co 1850

Garner, Joshua 66 PA, Mary 63 VA, Mary Cake 10 VA, William Lytle 5 VA

 

Pg 1678 TCR

     The home of Joshua Garner is located about one mile up the creek from the Lynn Camp bridge, on the side of Fox's store.  There is a little road and

several families living on it, the Garner place being the last one.  It is now out of the family and the original home burned.  In a field a short distance from the house and near the road is a small family cemetery under a large tree.  Since this area is not fenced the stones are broken by cattle.  There are signs of several graves marked with fieldstones.  One has part of the name Mary on it and the family say this is where Mary Yoho Garner was buried.  Joshua is buried near Redhouse, Putnam Co as that is where he and Hester lived.

 

Joshua Garner was appointed a Supervisor of Marshall County in 1835. pg 380, "History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia"

 

He was married to Mary Yoho about 1805 in Ohio Co, VA.

 

27.  Mary Yoho was born about 1787 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died in 1851 in Lynn Camp, Marshall Co, VA.  She was buried in Garner Cem, Lynn Camp, Marshall Co, WV.  She has reference number 211.  Mary (Polly) Yoho was born in what is now, Wetzel Co, WV. . Problem: Mary (Polly) Yoho appears on the Ancestral File more than once: JGGV-LM, 1QDK-NK. . She is buried in the unfenced neglected Garner Cemetery which is upstream a short distance from Lynn Camp, Marshall Co., WV. 

 

Joshua Garner and Mary Yoho had the following children:

 

                        i.          Martha Garner was born in 1806 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died in Jun 1886 in Savanna, Gittsburg Co, OK. 

 

#223 Marshall Co 1850

Goddard, Samuel 20 VA, Martha 42 VA, Joshua 18 VA, Mary 13 VA, Rachel 7 VA, Patterson 5 VA

 

#151 Meade Dist Marshall Co 1870 living with son, Joshua Goddard, Martha 64 VA

 

                        ii.         Rachel Garner was born on 29 Feb 1808 in Lynn Camp, Ohio Co, VA.  She died on 25 Dec 1868 in Rines Rdg, Marshall Co, WV.10  Liver Complaint  She was buried in Antioch Cem, Proctor Dist, Wetzel Co, WV.  She has reference number 105.  (This is my G-G-G-G-Grandmother, who married George Yoho, the gs/o Peter Yoho, TVA)

                        iii.        Sarah Garner was born in 1809.  She died on 23 Mar 1881.  She was buried in Kirby Cem, Kausooth, Marshall Co, WV.

            13        iv.        Cynthia Garner.

                        v.         Henry Garner was born on 15 Sep 1812 in Lynn Camp, Ohio Co, VA.  He died on 13 Mar 1901 in Proctor, Wetzel Co, WV.  He was buried in Antioch Cem, Proctor Dist, Wetzel Co, WV.  Henry owned much land on Garner Run where they found oil and gas making him a wealthy man.  He donated half an acre of land for a church and had built a log house which later burned when a field fire got out of control.  A new building was erected which is now being used (1975).

 

#59-64 Proctor Dist Wetzel Co, WV 1880

Garner, Henry 67 VA NJ VA farmer, Nancy J wife 40 VA PA VA, Friend son 9 WV, Albert son 2 WV, Junia V Kelly 20 VA VA VA housekeeper, Squire West 19 VA PA VA farm labor      (Furnished by Clarice Stanley)

 

#111 Proctor Dist Wetzel Co, WV 1900

Garner, Henry Sep 1812 87 30 yr WV WV WV retired farmer, Nancy J wife Jul 1839 60 9/4 WV PA WV, Albert son Apr 1878 22 WV, Mardotha gdau Feb 1893 7 WV WV WV

 

                        vi.        Hannah Garner was born on 22 Feb 1816 in VA.  She died in Dec 1880 in Marshall Co, WV.  She was buried in Gray Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.

                        vii.       Rebecca Garner was born on 22 Feb 1816 in VA.  She died on 23 Mar 1906 in Lynn Camp, Marshall Co, WV.11  She was buried in Richmond Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.

                        viii.      Mary Ellen Garner was born on 31 Jul 1818 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died on 30 Mar 1890 in Graysville, Marshall Co, WV.12  She was buried in Peter Yoho Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.

                        ix.        Margaret Garner was born on 19 Feb 1819 in VA.  She died on 27 Dec 1897 in Lynn Camp, Marshall Co, WV.  She was buried in Richmond Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.

                        x.         Elizabeth Garner was born in 1821.

                        xi.        Joshua Garner was born on 13 Sep 1823 in Ohio Co, VA.  He died on 13 Feb 1907 in Earnshaw, Wetzel Co, WV.  He was buried in Garner Cem, Earnshaw, Wetzel Co, WV.  pg 41 APR 1997 TCR, Hardesty's History of Wetzel Co, WV.

 

#1105 Marshall Co 1850

Garner, Joshua 24 VA, Mary 22 OH, Thomas 2 VA, Washington 8/12 VA

 

Kith & Kin

"Came to Earnshaw with a grown family of six or seven sons and no daughters.  I have found record of all eight of his children and the youngest was born in 1863 so I estimate they came to Wetzel Co about 1870 or near that as their eldest son, Thomas married in 1870 to a local girl. This family is written up in Hardesty's History of Wetzel Co listing these children and their birth dates."

            "Joshua came from Putnam Co near the community of Redhouse.  He bought up a lot of land around Earnshaw and was well liked and respected by all who knew him.  They became members of the Earnshaw Church of Christ and when it burned down about 1898 the whole family showed up with tools to help rebuild it."

            "The sons liked to talk in church and would come each Sunday prepared to speak and had their notes critten on pieces of white flour sack as paper was scarce then and everything came in cloth sacks.  Flour sacks were in 5, 10, 20, and 100 pound sizes and made into many useful items after being bleached in lye water to remove the lettering.  Sugar, salt, meal, and etc. were also in cloth sacks of various sizes."

            "As Joshua's sons married he either sold or gave them pieces of the farm as their own and they lived nearby, or some of them did.  Three of them, William C, Washington, and Henry lived on parts of the old farm and Henry established a large family cemetery on his farm."

 

   Joshua Garner, son of Joshua and Mary (Yoho) Garner, and Mary Hendershot, daughter of Joseph and Hanna (Rush) Hendershot, were united in marriage in Wetzel County, March 26, 1847, and their home in in Church district, where he is carrying on a good farm.  He was born September 13, 1823, in what is now Marshall County, W.Va. and her birth was in Monroe County, Ohio, the date March 12, 1827.  Her parents made their home in Wetzel County in 1832.

   The children of Mr. and Mrs. Garner are seven sons:  Thomas H., Washington H., William H., William C., Jacob L., Henry D., Solomon D., and John H.  Thomas H. was born February 16, 1848, married Harriet A. Woodruff June 27, 1870, and their children were:  James H., Mary I., Lelia E.M., William Robert

(deceased) and Noah E.  Washington H. was born February 11, 1850, married Matilda J. Stoneking May 15, 1878, and their children are: Mary J., Junia V.C., and Lucinda C.  William C., for whom this sketch is compiled, was born March 7, 1852, and was united in wedlock February 18, 1883, with Catharine Grim, who was born October 12, 1858.  Her father, Joseph Grim, is a resident of Church District, and her mother, Elizabeth (Styles) Grim, died July 10, 1864.  Jacob L., fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Garner, was born August 11, 1854.  Henry D., born January 18, 1859, married Martha J. Higgenbothem January 3, 1882, and they have one son, Friend George.  Solomon D. was born August 19, 1861, and John H. was born September 22, 1863.  The family postoffice address is Burton, Wetzel County, West Virginia.  Page 216.

(Source:  Hardesty's History of Wetzel County, published in 1883 - furnished by Denver C. Yoho)

                                         

                        xii.       Drucilla Garner was born in 1824 in VA.

                        xiii.      Nelson Garner was born on 18 Dec 1827 in Ohio Co, VA.  He died on 6 Nov 1896 in Wetzel Co, WV.  He was buried in Cherry Grove Cem, Wetzel Co, WV. 

 

#85 Marshall Co 1850

Garner, Nelson 23 VA, Lavina 18 VA, Elizabeth R 1 VA living with John Covey

                        xiv.      Infant Garner. 

                        xv.       Katherine Garner was born in 1830.  She died on 10 Feb 1913 in Marshall Co, WV.13  She was buried in Richmond Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.

 

28.  William Conley.  He was married to Mary Long.

 

29.  Mary Long. 

 

William Conley and Mary Long had the following children:

 

            14        i.          James Conley.

 

30.  Peter King was born on 2 Oct 1807 in Greene Co, PA.  He died on 11 Jun 1898 in Monroe Co, OH.  He was buried in Greenwood Cem, Paden City, WV.  He was married to Sarah Hickman on 24 Oct 1830 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

31.  Sarah Hickman was born on 27 Jan 1812 in PA.  She died on 17 Aug 1875 in Monroe Co, OH. 

 

Peter King and Sarah Hickman had the following children:

 

            15        i.          Christina King.

 

 

SIXTH GENERATION

 

32.  Isaac Baker14 was born on 13 Jan 1782 in Wheeling Ck, Ohio Co, VA.  He died in 1865 in Boynton Twp, Tazwell Co, IL.  He was married to Ruth (Brock) Perkins on 6 May 1802 in Bakers Station, Ohio Co, VA.

 

33.  Ruth (Brock) Perkins14 was born on 13 Jan 1785 in Bakers Station, Ohio Co, VA.  She died in 1844 in Monroe Co, OH.  She was buried in Moose Rdg Cem, Monroe Co, OH. 

 

Isaac Baker and Ruth (Brock) Perkins had the following children:

 

            16        i.          George Washington Baker.

                        ii.         Joseph Baker was born in 1802.  He died in 1860.

                        iii.        Jacob Baker was born in 1804 in OH.  He died in 1880 in IL.

                        iv.        John A Baker was born on 12 Apr 1806 in Piney Creek, Belmont Co, OH.  He died on 18 Mar 1887 in Graysville, Monroe Co, OH.  He was buried in Ch of Christ Cem, Graysville, OH.

                        v.         Daughter Baker was born in 1810 in Belmont Co, OH.  She died in 1810.

                        vi.        Isaac Baker was born in 1811 in Belmont Co, OH.

                        vii.       Vincent Baker was born in 1816 in Belmont Co, OH.  He died on 12 Nov 1903 in Antioch, Monroe Co, OH.

                        viii.      Sarah Baker was born on 20 Nov 1817 in OH.  She died in Jul 1860.

                        ix.        Girl Baker was born in 1820.

                        x.         Lavina Baker was born in 1821 in OH.  She died on 26 May 1861 in Wetzel Co, VA.15  She was buried in Macedonia Cem, Pleasant Rdg, Proctor Dist, Wetzel Co, WV.

                        xi.        John Nelson Baker was born on 8 Mar 1823 in Monroe Co, OH.  He died on 1 May 1907 in Graysville, Monroe Co, OH.

                        xii.       Nancy Baker was born in 1828 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

36.  John George Moose was born on 16 Sep 1778 in PA.  He died on 10 Aug 1841 in Woodsfield, Monroe Co, OH.  He was married to Mary Ann Rinesmith in 1799 in Monroe Co, OH.

 

37.  Mary Ann Rinesmith was born on 13 Feb 1776 in PA.  She died on 1 Jan 1835 in Center Twp, Monroe Co, OH. 

 

John George Moose and Mary Ann Rinesmith had the following children:

 

            18        i.          George Moose.

 

40.  Robert Carpenter was born in 1763 in Montgomery Co, VA.  He died in 1850 in Senaca, Monroe Co, OH.  He was married to Mary Ball on 20 Oct 1812 in Guernsey Co, OH.

 

41.  Mary Ball was born in 1787.  She died in 1838. 

 

Robert Carpenter and Mary Ball had the following children:

 

            20        i.          Reason Carpenter.

 

42.  John Porter was born about 1799. 

 

John Porter had the following children:

 

            21        i.          Rachel Porter.

 

52.  Benoi Garner was born on 25 Mar 1752 in Stonington, New London, CT.  He died in 1819 in NY.  He has reference number 420.  He was married to Silence Grant between 1775 and 1779 in Stonington, New London, CT.

 

53.  Silence Grant16 was born on 22 May 1758 in Stonington, New London, CT.  She has reference number 421. 

 

Benoi Garner and Silence Grant had the following children:

 

            26        i.          Joshua Garner.

 

54.  Henry Yoho17,18,19,20,21,22 was born in 1752 in nr Winchester, VA.  He died on 12 Mar 1845 in Tyler Co, VA.  He has reference number 422.  Listed as a private in Lieutenant William Cross' Company of Monongalia Militia at Fort Pitt in 1777.

 

Private, First Battalion, Captain John Guthrey's Company, Washington County Militia in 1782, recruited in Whiteley and Greene Townships.

 

Ohio Co, VA Land Records 1784 & 1786 lists Henry Yoho.

 

1810 Ohio Co census index

Yoho, Henry 45-up, wife 45-up, male 16-26, 2 females 16-26

 

1820 Tyler Co census

Yoho, Henry, Sr 45-up, female 10-16, female 45-up

 

Was in Monongalia Co, Va in 1830 census?

 

1840 Marshall Co census pg 32

Yoho, Henry 80-90, wife 70-80, Rev Vet - Henry Yoho 88

 

"West Virginians in the American Revolution" by Ross B Johnston Henry Yoho

Service Virginia VA No 122222, S No7996

   Enlisted in Greene County, PA, in 1776, served until 1778 as a private under Lt Swingler and Cross, Captains Minor and Wetzel.  Colonel John Evans,

Colonel Laughlin and General Clark, while guarding the western frontier settlements.  No man except possibly Lewis Wetzel, encountered so many hardships or risks of life," said Thomas R Ray of Morgantown, VA September 25, 1832 in seeking adjustments of this man's case.  Yoho received a pension while living in Monongalia County, VA in 1833.     His claim was supported by Peter Haut and Stephen Gaspen.

  On the 28th day of September, 1832, personally appeared before the County Court of Monongalia now sitting Henry Yoho a resident of this county, age

eighty years, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

   That he believes it was the year 1770, he served in the Virginia Militia at a station on Whitely Creek, now in Greene County, PA, then callled Virginia under Lt Swingler for two months.

   That in the month of June 1777 he marched as a volunteer of the Virginia Militia under Lt William Cross, in Captain John Minor's Company from Whitely

Creek to Fort Pitt where he encamped on Grant's Hill for one month.  Thence placed in the command of Colonel Gibson.  That he remained at Fort Pitt for three months and then descended the river in keel boats to a Fort at the mouth of Wheeling Creek for the purpose of burying Captain Foreman and his Company who were killed by the Indians about eight miles below Wheeling.  That he remained in Wheeling the residue of his time and was discharged by a general discharge after having served four months.

   That during the year 1778 he served as a spy under the celebrated Captain Wetzel three months and during all this time was engaged on the waters that empty into the Monongahela and Ohio rivers in this part of Virginia.  That he served as a soldier in Captain Cross' Company attached to Colonel John Evan's Virginia Militia and marched to Big Beaver on the Ohio and to the head waters of Muskinton at which place he assisted to build Fort McIntosh.  He was absent in service six months.

   That about the month of July in the year 1779 he turned out as a volunteer under Lt Jacob Cline in a regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Colonel

Laughlin to go on an expedition against the Indians and under General Clark. That he went with about three hundred regulars and three hundred Militia from

Redstone Fort (now Brownsville, PA) in keel boats, that Wetzel and himself went before the troops as spies.  That he went to the falls of the Ohio at Louisville where he was stationed and in the following winter remained about forty or fifty miles above the falls.  That himself, Wetzel and others during the spring and summer of 1780 spied the surrounding country and was discharged in the fall after eighteen months service.

   That during the year 1781 he was stationed at Mason Fort on Buffalo Creek, now Brooke County, VA.  That whilst there he left Mason Fort to go to Wheeling Fort in company with Henry Baker and Peter Starnater on horse back and in passing through a very narrow path Starnater was shot with four balls that Baker and himself wheeled their horses and seven Indians faced them and shot at him and Baker.  His horse received two wounds and fell, he a wound through the hip.  That the mare sprung up and he forced his way through the Indians without further injury.  Although the Indians reloaded and fired at him.

   He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever in a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any state.

   Sworn to and subscribed the day and the year aforesaid.

           his

    Henry   X   Yoho

           mark

 

page 3990 Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files

Yoho, Henry VA Line, S7996, Sol was born about 18 Miles from Winchester, VA and at age 11 he moved with his fathers family to western VA and lived there during the Rev, he appl 25 SEP 1832 in Monongalia Co, VA aged about 80, in 1835 Sol had moved to Tyler Co, VA and in 1836 had moved to Marshall Co, VA.

 

Revolutionary War Veteran, Scout and Spy.  Indian Fighter.  Listed in PA militia in 1782 First Battalion, Wash Co, PA.  Listed in Company commanded by

John Guthery.  Henry and brother John listed company commanded by John Mills, Lieutenant.  Henry received a pension #S7996 issued 4 NOV 1836.

 

   In the year 1781, Captain John Baker went to where Washington, Pa., now stands, then known as Catfish Camp.  About this time the country about there was very much alarmed, and the people were on the lookout for the Indians, who were reported to have crossed the river near Holiday's Cove, and were expected to make inroads upon the settlements.  An express was sent to Wheeling fort to give the alarm concerning it.  The party sent consisted of Henry Baker, my father (then eighteen years of age,) Henry Yoho, and ------Starnater.  They traveled in safety until they came to the Narrows, on Wheeling creek, near where Col. Woods lived and died.  Here they were ambushed by a party of Indians.  Starnater shot the Indian nearest him and in return he and his horse

were immediately killed.  Yoho's horse was shot and fell but arising almost immediately it dashed through the Indians, carrying him away in safety to Wheeling fort.  Baker's horse was shot but ran some hundred yards when it fell on him.  Extricating himself as soon as possible, and throwing away his arms to lighten himself, he ran for about a quarter of a mile, when seeing a very large red skin approaching him directly in front with a pistol in one hand and a

tomahawk in the other, he saw that escape was impossible and stopped.  He said the Indian took him by the hair of the head and shook him till he almost

thought he would shake his head off, telling him at the same time in good English you are a prisoner.

Excerpt from 'History of The Panhandle, 1879"

 

According to Denver Yoho he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and Indian Scout.  His Revolutionary War service is recorded under VA No. 12222.  His pension file is S-7996 - Book, West Virginians in the Revolution, p. 316.  Revolutionary War Service.  According to DAR member, Estella (Gunn) Stone,

Henry Yoho's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows: . 1776, 2 months, private, Lt. Samuel Swingler, VA June 1777, 4 months, Capt. Cross, Capt. John Minor, Col. Gibson 1778, 2 months, Lieut. Swigler 1778, 3 months, spy, Capt. Whetzel 1778, 4-6 months, spy, Capt. Cross, Col John Evans July 1779, 18 months, Lieut. Jacob Cline, Col. Laughlin 1781, stationed at Fort Mason and wounded by Indians Was in General McIntosh and General Clark's Indian Expeditions.

 

The Indian Wars By  Denver Yoho April 1995.   We have records of at least four, and possibly five, Yoho ancestors who served as soldiers during the Indian Wars and the American Revolution, including George Yoho, Peter Yoho, John Yoho, Henry Yoho and Jacob Yoho.  These five men are believed to be five of the sons of Johannas Yoho (born 1712 and died circa 1795) and Susanne Catherine (Lau) Yoho (born circa 1714).  Following is information and records evidencing my conclusions relating to the service of these men in the Indian Wars.  Henry Yoho, who was born in 1752 and died March 12, 1845, lived in and around the Fish Creek, Marshall County, West Virginia area.  Several records of Henry's services have been found.  Henry made application for a pension  when he was eighty years old and had to renew the application at the age of eighty-five.  He received a pension of forty dollars a year.  The DAR Patriot Index, 1966 printing, states, "Henry Yoho born 1752, died March 12, 1845; married Catherine; Pvt. Spy Virginia (pension)."  The information about Henry Yoho that follows is from the "West Virginias in the Revolution," page 316:  "Henry Yoho, Service Virginia, VA no. 12222, No. S 7996; Enlisted in Greene County, Pennsylvania in 1776 under Lieutenant Swingler and Cross, Captians Minor and Wetzel, Colonel John Evans, Colonel Laughlin and General Clark.  While guarding the western frontier settlements, "No man except possibly Lewis Wetzel encountered so many hardships and risks of life, said Thomas P. Ray, of Morgantown, West Virginia, September 25, 1832 in seeking adjustment to Henry's pension.  Henry Yoho received a pension while living in Monongalia County, Virginia in 1833.  His claim was supported by Peter Haut and Stephen Gapen.  In his two pension requests Henry recites his entire service as he remembered it after nearly sixty years.  He was shot in the hip while on horseback at Fort Henry at the same time his future brother-in-law, Henry Baker, was captured by Indians.  He made at least one spy trip with the famed Lewis Wetzel, a famous regional Indian fighter.  They were in the army of General George Rogers Clark when he had such sucess in Illinois.  Wetzel and Yoho were detailed at Point Pleasant to scout the Great Kanawha Valley and when they returned Clark had moved on so they missed Clark's western campaign.  Henry Yoho told his grandson, Samuel Goddard, that he was an associate of Lewis Wetzel, Simon Gurty, Adam Poe and other Indian fighters at their headquarters at Fort Wheeling.  Samuel had said, "that he would be afraid to go to bed after hearing the stories told to him about the exploits of the Indian fighters." (Source: The Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No. 1).

 

Henry Yoho was a land owner and farmer.  He lived in the Fish Creek area of Marshall Co., WV and in Monongalia Co., VA and Tyler(Wetzel) Co. VA(WV).

 

Henry Yoho made an affidavit for application for Revolutionary War Pension on 25 Sep 1832 at the County court of Monongalia, State of Virginia.  He gave

another statement of his service, about 5 years later, before A. Caldwell, Judge of the W.D. Virginia at a place referred to as Winchester in the statement.

 

DAR Record for Henry Yoho:  Revolutionary War Soldier - Pvt. VA State Troops 1776-77 1st. Batallion Washington Co., PA - 1782 in PA Militia with brother Peter Yoho, Capt. John Guthrie.  Also Company commanded by Capt. John Mills  PA Archive Series VI Vol. 2, p. 18, 19, 271. 1778-79 Served as Spy against the Indians.  Pension #S-7996 Eff. 4 Mar 1831. DAR Patriot Index . The DAR PATRIOT INDEX lists two men by the name of Yoho who had Revolutionary Service:  Henry Yoho, born 1752, died 1845, wife, Catherine, Private, Spy, Virginia and Peter Yoho, b. circa 1745, died in 1817 also a private from PA.  Henry Yoho applied for a pension from Monongalia Co., VA when he was 82 years old, but Peter never applied for one.  However, both Henry and Peter show up on the First Battalion, Wasington Co., [PA] Militia recruited in Whiteley, Greene and Dunkard Townships in what is now Greene Co., PA in 1782.  Ref. PA Archives, Series VI, Vol. 2, pp. 18-19, pp. 271.  I sent for the pension file of Henry Yoho and found it interesting reading. File No. S-7996.  Henry was placed on the roll of the Wheeling Agency at the rate of Forty Dollars per Annum under the law of 7 Jun 1832.  His application reveals that he was born in Virginia about 18 miles from Winchester.  He did not recollect the year, but he stated he was 85 years old.  His father's family moved to Western Virginia when he was 11 years old and he resided there ever since.  He first served in the Revolution in a company commanded by Lieut. Samuel Singles who was stationed on Whiteley Creek, now in Monongalia Co., [WV] at the house of a settler named Duncan.  The Company was composed of 18 men, some drafted, although he had volunteered.  They marched to Garrett's fort on Whiteley Creek and remained there. . (Source: undated column of Catherine Foreaker Fedorchak - furnished by Vivian Yoho). Record from "Soldiery of W. Va." by Virgil A. Lewis, M.A. State Historian and Archivist. General Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972.:  Monongalia Co. - Henry Yoho, PVT, $80.00 annual; $240.00 received, VA Militia, April 10, 1833, placed on Pension Roll March 4, 1831, at age 82.  Due to Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832.  Catherine Lemley and Stephen Gapen, who lived in Whiteley Twp., Greene Co., PA made affidavit as to Henry Yoho's Revolutionary War Service.  Henry Yoho made affidavit of the service of 2 members of the Morris family who lived in that locality.  Ohio Co., VA Deed Book 7, page 208, June 5, 1804, Peter Yoho bought 170 acres of land, at Gully Bottom, Fish Creek, near (Graysville, WV) from Abijah McClain for $502.00.  This land adjoined the land of his brother, Henry Yoho, who bought 192 acres on Fish Creek from Abijah McClain, June 5, 1804, Deed Book 7, page 205, for the sum of $525.00.

 

LAND: Lazarus Rine - Deed for Property on Rine's Ridge, Marshall Co., VA/WV (Ohio Co., VA), 7 Jul 1818

This Indenture made this 7th day of July in the year of our Lord 1818, between Henry Yoho & Catherine his wife of the one part and Lazarus Ryan of the other part (Witnesseth) That the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of $196 dollars and 87-1/2 cents to them in hand paid do give grant bargain and sell to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs one parcel of land in the county of Ohio containing 150 acres, being part of a tract of 389 acres granted to said Henry Yoho by Patent bearing date, the first day of August 1804, being the same more or less, contained within the following bounds, (to wit) beginning at an elm and ash of the south bank of Fish Creek opposite the lower end of a small island in the creek, corner of Samuel Owings and Richd Nichols, then down the creek according to the several meanders thereof and binding thereon 123 ps. to a beech and hickory on the bank, thence S. 86 W. 58 ps. to a small beach [sic] on the top of a narrow ridge, then W. 209 ps. to a stone between two sugar trees and a dogwood on a line of Robert Woods, thence with said line S. 72-1/2 poles to an ash on Richd Nichols line, thence with said line E. 360 ps. to the beginning; together with all its

appurtainances, to have and to hold, said parcel of land with its appurtainances to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs to the Sole use and behoof of the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs and the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife, do covenant with the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs, that the said Henry Yoho and Catharine his wife and their heirs the said parcel of land with the appurtainances to the said Lazarus Ryan and his heirs, against all persons whatsoever, will forever warrant and defend.  In witness the said Henry Yoho & Catharine his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their Seals the day and year above written.

                                            His               Her

                                       Henry X Yoho  Catharine X Yoho

                                            Mark              Mark

Acknowledged 30 January 1891, etc.

She relinquied land, 18 Oct 1819

(Source: Deed Book 10, p. 122, Ohio Co., WV - "The Rine (Ryan) Family History,"

p. 13)

 

Henry Yoho Sells Land to his son-in-law Joshua Garner 21 Feb 1828.  This indenture made this twenty-first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight between Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife of Tyler County and State of Virginia of the one pare and Joshua Garner of Ohio County and State aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife for an in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty five dollars lawful money of Virginia to them in hand paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell and convey unto the said Joshua Garner a certain piece or parcel of land situate in Ohio County on Fish Creek being part of an original survey of three hundred and sixty-three acres made April 8th, 1784 for Abijah McClain and conveyed in part by said McClain to the said Henry Yoho Sr. also one other piece or parcel of land adjoining the above of twenty-one acres surveyed April 11th, 1802 for the said Henry Yoho.  Beginning at a gum and beech on the creek bank in the original line and corner to land conveyedby said Abijah McClain to Peter Yoho deceased thence with said Peter Yoho line North 34 degrees East forty-five and a half poles crossing Fish Creek to a hickory on the bank of the creek thence North 23 degrees West one hundred and fifty poles to three beeches in the forks of a drean thence leaving said Yoho line North 1 degree East twenty poles to two small elms in a drean corner to George Baker and on the original line of said McClain's survey then with the same South 79 degrees East one hundred and twenty-eight poles to a white oak corner to the aforesaid 21 acres thence with and including the same North 43 degrees East forty poles to a sycamore thence South 67 1/2 degress East one hundred and twelve poles to two sycamores thence South 20 degress West twenty two poles to a poplar in the line of survey made for Thomas Buffington thence with the said line North 76 degrees West sixty poles to a stone where said survey of 21 acres calles for a walnut on the bank of the creek thence leaving the line of said 21 acres and crossing the creek South 82 degrees West fifty-six poles to the south abutment of a mill dam thence down the south side of the creek South 27 1/2 degrees West one hundred and thirty poles thence South 50 1/2 degres West sixty-three poles to the beginning one hundred and twenty-nine acres more or less together with all and singular the tenements here ? and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said described piece or parcel of land within the aforesaid bounds together with all the tenements here ? and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said Joshua Garner and his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said Joshua Garner his heirs and assigns forvever and the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife for themselves and their heirs doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Joshua Garner his heirs and assigns that they the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife in and to the said described piece of parcel of land aforesaid is seized ? of and entitled to a good sure and perfect and indefesible state of inheritance in fee simple and that they have good right and lawful authority to sell convey and assure the same to the said Joshua Garner his heirs and assigns forever and further that they the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife the said described piece or parcel of land aforesaid together with the tenements ? and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wide appertaining unto the Said Joshua Garner and his heirs and assigns forever free from the claim or claims of all persons whatsover shall and will warrant and forever defend . In Testimonry whereof the said Henry Yoho Sr. and Catherine his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first written. . Henry Yoho His Mark . Catherine Yoho Her Mark

(Indenture furnished by Hugh L. Yoho) . .

Problem:  Did he die in Wetzel Co., WV or Ohio (Marshall) Co.?

 

Denver Yoho writes:  This person was called Henry Yoho Sr. to distinguish him from his nephew who was called, Henry Yoho Jr.   Source:  Daughter of American Revolution Patriot Index 1990, page 3323.  Source:  Soldiery of West Virginia by Lewis, 1967, pg 97, 109, 123.  DAR Membership:  DAR  National #592263, Eloyce Parsons Trader, 1991.

 

Denver believes Henry Yoho would be buried around Slippery Ford, on Fish Creek, in Marshall County.  I am not sure why he believes this.  Others believe

he is buried in different locations in Wetzel County.

 

Milo Floyd Cooper States:

   Due to the fact that Henry Yoho bought a farm from Abijah McClain April 8, 1784 on Fish Creek next to his brother, Peter, which at that time was still Ohio County, VA, I am positive that he lived there.  But I have definite proof that in 1828 Henry & Catherine lived in Tyler (Wetzel) County, VA.  I also  have authentic information that in 1832 and 1833 that they lived in Monongalia County, VA.  I have been told that shortly after this time they moved back to their house in Tyler (Wetzel) County, VA.  Their house was in that part of Tyler County that on July 10, 1846 became Wetzel County, VA.

   They lived here until death and are buried beside a trail that led from where they lived to the vicinity of where Antioch Church is now located, which is on WV St Rt 89 a distance of 6 1/2 miles east of Proctor, WV.  This is also near where Henry and Catherine 's son George Yoho lived, on what is now known as Paugh Ridge, Proctor District, Wetzel County, WV.

  I recently received a copy of a paper written by Samuel Goddard, son of Jared Nelson and Polly Martha Garner Goddard, and also a great-grandson of Henry and Catherine Baker Yoho.  He lived in California.  In this article he named the children of Henry and Catherine Baker Yoho and told who they  married. Six dauthers and one son.  This article was written by Samuel Goddard in the year 1899 at which time he was 69 years of age.

   "I was born January 3, 1830 on Fish Creek three miles above it's mouth."

   "I wish to state that I was personally acquainted with Henry Yoho, Sr. herein mentioned.  I boarded at his house three months while going to school when I was about 10 years of age." (at that time Henry was 88 years of age)

   "The old gentleman would tell me Indian stories till I was afraid to look out the window.  The story in particular I wish to relate here is as follows:  When he was a special associate of Lewis Wetzel and Adam Poe, many other Indian fighters had their headquarters in Wheeling Fort, where the city of Wheeling now stands.  (The fort was located at 11th and Main Streets)  Henry and five other Indian fighter or scouts started from Wheeling Fort one morning and rode

down to Grave Creek or Moundsville as it is now called on a hunt for Indians.

   They hunted all day and on their return in the evening about 3 or 4 miles above Moundsville they were attacked by about a dozen Indians.  The man that was riding in front was shot down and Henry who was next was riding a black mare which was shot through the neck and fell with her rider and falling on his foot, held him fast till the Indians were within ten steps of him. the other four riders having fled.  All at once his horse rallied and sprang to her feet and saved her rider, as the mare rose several tommy hawks flew past Yoho's head but he escaped unhurt.  The old gentlemen, my Great-Grandfather, told many

other stories too numerous to mention."

  

   Henry and Katherine (Baker) Yoho were my Great-Great-Great-Grandparents on both my paternal and maternal side.    Milo F. Cooper

 

Henry Yoho, Sr died March 12, 1845.

 

He was married to Catherine Baker about 1780 in Tyler Co, VA.

 

55.  Catherine Baker was born about 1761 in Shenandoah Valley, VA.  She died in 1847 in Tyler Co, VA.  She has reference number 423. 

 

Henry Yoho and Catherine Baker had the following children:

 

                        i.          Elizabeth Yoho was born in 1783 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died before 1850 in OH.  Elizabeth Yoho was born in what is now, Wetzel Co, WV.   Denver Yoho writes: This could be Elizabeth Yoho Brown.  From Fedorchak records, Journal 3, page 5, Monroe County Ohio Court of Common Pleas, August term 1840.  Court orders Elizabeth Brown, widow of James Brown, to appear at the next term of court to take out letters of administration, or the court will make such an appointment.   According to Denver Yoho the 1850 census of Monroe Co., OH does not have an Elizabeth Brown that seems to be Elizabeth (Yoho) Brown.

                        ii.         Rebecca Yoho was born in 1784 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died before 1848.  Rebecca Yoho was born in what is now, Wetzel Co, WV. . Census:  1810, age 16-26.  She died before 1848.  She was not in the 1830 census. .

            27        iii.        Mary Yoho.

                        iv.        George Washington Yoho was born on 30 Apr 1789 in Ohio Co, VA.  He died on 31 Jan 1881 in Paugh Rdg, Wetzel Co, WV.  He was buried in Antioch Cem, Proctor Dist, Wetzel Co, WV.  George Yoho appears in the Ancestral File more than once:  1QDK-HP, JGGM-JB. . George W. Yoho was born in VA/WV.  George W. Yoho was a farmer. . Problem:  Was he born, 30 Apr 1789, Abt. 1784, 1790, or Abt. 1794? .

 

1820 Tyler Co Census

Yoho, George 26-45, 2 males 0-10, 2 females 0-10, female 16-26

 

Census 1850 in Wetzel Co, WV

Yoho, George 60 VA, Sarah 43 PA, John 23 VA, Rachel 21 VA, Mary Ann 19 VA, Rebecca 16 VA, Eliza 14 VA, Margaret 11 VA, Kathrine 9 VA, George 8 VA, Nancy 4 VA

 

Census:  1860, in Wetzel Co., WV 749

George Yoho 66 VA Farmer, Sarah (Cook) 52 VA, Margaret 21 VA, Catherine 19 VA, George 16 VA, Nancy 14 VA .

 

CENSUS: 1880, in Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV, FHL File 1255425, Natl. Archives Film T9-1415, Page 76C

George Yoho, 96, VA VA VA, Sarah, wife, 72, PA MD MD  (Furnished by Larry McCullough)

 

George W. Yoho lived on Paugh Ridge near the Antioch Church in the area of Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV.  He is buried in the Antioch Church Cemetery. .

Source:  "Ohio Valley Richmonds" - Millard Dunham sketch Wetzel Co., WV History 1983 - Goddard family history.

            Denver Yoho writes: There are two men named George Yoho buried in the Antioch Cemetery.  This George Yoho was called, George Sr. to distinguish him from the other George Yoho who was called, George Jr.  George Jr. was the son of George Yoho senior's cousin, Henry Yoho and Annabelle Buchanan.

 

            Some Confusion . Denver Yoho writes:  Millard Dunham says there was another daughter, Polly, who married Daniel Finch.  But other reliable records show that Mary Yoho, daughter of Jacob Yoho and Margaret, married Daniel Finch.  George Yoho of this family, and Jacob above, were first cousins.  The Mary Yoho who married Daniel Finch is said to be buried on the George Yoho farm and this would give credence to Millard Dunham's statement.  Daniel and Mary's son, Jacob Finch, married Mary Yoho the daughter of Lewis Yoho and Eleanor Cooper. There also could have been a third Mary (Polly) Yoho who married a Finch. Sarah Yoho (mother of Alva and Elizabeth Goddard) and Mary Yoho (who married Daniel Finch) were daughters of Jacob Yoho and Margaret.  All this inter-marriage may have confused Millard Dunham as he remembered his ancestors. 

                        v.         Nancy Ann Yoho was born in 1790 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died in 1841 in Louisa Co, IA.  Some say she was born in what is now, Wetzel Co, WV.  Her father bought land there as early as 1802.

                        vi.        Rachel Yoho was born in 1794 in Ohio Co, VA.  She died on 15 Apr 1866 in Marshall Co, WV.  She was buried in Montgomery Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.  Rachel Yoho was born in what is now, Wetzel Co, WV.  Problem: Was the date of birth, Abt. 1789 or in 1794?  The Ancestral File lists, 1794.  Rachel (Yoho) Buchanan left a will which was found by Carice V. Stanley in Sep 1988. Source:  Marshall Co., WV Will Book 1, page 332, dated 9 Apr 1866, proven 9 Jul 1866.  Henry B. Yoho was named Executor. Rachel Buchanan signed with her mark. The witness were:  John F.V. Kelly and Jesse Parsons.  Problem:  If the will is dated 1866, how did she die in 1856?

 

Look at the census for 1860, it appears she did die in 1866.  TVA

            vii.       Margaret Yoho was born on 20 May 1797 in Tyler Co, VA.  She died on 24 Jun 1864 in Blackford Co, IN.  She was buried in Twible Cem, Harrison Twp, Blackford, IN.  Born on 20 May 1797 in what is now, Wetzel Co, WV.  Margaret (Yoho) Twibble stated in a application for land grant that she married David Twibble in Belmont Co., OH 6 Feb 1817.  So states Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Gay, Route 1 Box 238, Tecumseh, Oklahoma 74873. Dorothy is the 3rd great-granddaughter of David Twibble and Margaret Yoho.  See "Tri-County Researcher," p. 385 for the David and Margaret Twibble family.  She lived to be 67 years, 1 month, 4 days.  Problem:  There appears to be some disagreement on the date of death. If she died on 24 Jun 1864 her calculated date of birth would be 20 May 1797.  If she died on 24 Jun 1866 her calculated date of birth would be 20 May 1799.

 

60.  John King Sr was born on 1 Aug 1784 in PA.  He died on 24 Dec 1864 in Mason Co, WV.  He was buried in Old Smith Ch Cem, Mason Co, WV.  He was married to Christena Yeager on 14 Feb 1804 in PA.

 

61.  Christena Yeager was born on 16 May 1785 in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA.  She died on 31 Dec 1877 in Mason Co, WV.  She was buried in Old Smith Ch Cem, Mason Co, WV. 

 

John King Sr and Christena Yeager had the following children:

 

            30        i.          Peter King.

 

62.  William Hickman was born on 10 May 1791 in Greene Co, PA.  He died on 28 Dec 1858 in Monroe Co, OH.  He was buried in hickman Cem, Monroe Co, OH.  He was married to Mary Green.

 

63.  Mary Green was born about 1797.  She died on 29 Oct 1856 in Monroe Co, OH.  She was buried in hickman Cem, Monroe Co, OH. 

 

William Hickman and Mary Green had the following children:

 

            31        i.          Sarah Hickman.

 

 

SEVENTH GENERATION

 

64.  Captain John Baker23,24,25 was born between 1737 and 1740 in Bingen-on-the-Rhine, Prussia.  He died in 1787 in Bakers Station, Ohio Co, VA.  Killed by Indians.  He was buried in Graveyard Run, Cresap, Marshall Co, WV.  He has reference number 834 & 846.  He served in the military in Revolutionary War.  

 

  The following is the history of the Baker family as remembered by Theodore Baker, oldest son of Col. Samuel P. Baker.

     John Baker, my great grandfather came to this country from Prussia in the year 1755.  He landed at Philadelphia and in the year 1760 he married a lady by the name of Elizabeth Sullivan.  Immediately after this marriage he moved to the Shenandoah Valley Virginia, where he remained until 1767 when he removed to Dunkards Creek, Greene Co, PA.

     At the breaking out of the Dunmore war he took refuge with his family in what was then called Redstone Old Fort now Brownsville, PA.  In 1781 he went to where Washington, PA now stands, then, known as Catfish camp, and soon after emigrated to Round Bottom, VA (now WV) where in 1780 he built what was long known as Bakers Station, where he spent the remainder of his life.

     John Baker had six children, Henry my grandfather, born in 1763.  Martin, George, John and two daughters who married Henry Yoho and Christian Gatts.  The sons were all famous in border warfare.  John the youngest was killed at the battle of Little Captina.  Martin was one of the first settlers in Belmont Co, Ohio.  George on Fish Creek, Marshall Co, VA (WV).

     Henry was taken prisoner by the Indians at Wheeling in 1781 and was carried away to Sandusky, where he escaped the horrible fate of being burned at

the stake, through the inter-position of Simon Girty an officer in the British army on being released he went to Detroit where he himself to an Indian trader

by the name of Isaac Jane.  He remained with him some time, trading with the Indians, at length he started with two for Virginia, and after a long and tedious march reached Wheeling after an absence of about three years.

     In 1785, Henry Baker married Elizabeth Parr, daughter of Nathan, another famous pioneer who lived at Grave Creek Flats (now Moundsville).  This union resulted in nine children.  John, Stephen, Jacob, Samuel P, Henry, James, Jackson, and two daughters Mary and Rebecca.

     After his marriage my grandfather settled at Fort Tomlinson where he remained until Waynes treaty in 1791, when he moved to the Round Bottom.  Here

he lived until sometime in the thirties when he moved to Little Captina, Belmont Co, OH, where he died at an advanced age.  After the death of my grandmother my grandfather married Nancy Swaney by whom he had a numerous family.

     My father Samuel P was born Jan 10, 1798.  In 1840 he moved on a part of the Tomlinson estate near Benwood, WV where he lived until his death which

occured Jan 1st, 1887.  His children are Theodore, Adolphus, Adaline wife of J J Parriott, Josephine deceased wife of J W McCarrier, Caroline deceased, Eunice wife of E H Picket, Eugene and Lynn and Samuel.

(This story was a hand written document shared with me by Donald V Baker, II, in 2001.  TVA)

 

Came to America 1740-1750, Philadephia, on the ship Neptune from Rotterdam. German, Revolutionary War Veteran, Killed by Indians.  It is believed John had a bro Jacob who died unmd in 1836 and a sis Beulah who md a Philpot.  There may have been another bro Michael, some believe all came to America together, no proof has been found. John is believed to have served a six year service for his passage and that he first married before leaving for America and that she died at sea following birth of her first child.  Abt 1760 he md Elizabeth Adams, some say Elizabeth Sullivan, could been Elizabeth Adams Sullivan.  She was born 1744 and died 1836 in Monroe Co, OH bur on the old Matz farm.  It is believed John served as a Captain in Col Silas Hedges 11th Reg of drafted militia for the Colony of VA, but some think this is a different John Baker

 

In his book, "That Dark and Bloody River", Allan W Eckert claims that Captain John Baker was killed on 22 AUG 1777.  If this is true then who was the father of the last two children.?

 

"History of the Panhandle", 1879, pages 361-3

INDIAN TROUBLES--EARLY REMINISCENCES.

   From an article published in the Wheeling Intelligencer, of May, 1866 (probably published in the year 1876, the US centennial, which would agree with the age of 79 for Col Samuel Parr Baker), the following is obtained:

   Colonel Samuel P. Baker, from whom these facts were ascertained, lives near Benwood, Union district.  He is the second son of Henry Baker, and was born in the year 1798.  In the year 1825 he married Caroline, oldest daughter of Samuel Tomlinson.  He now lives on a part of the 600 acre tract of land formerly owned by Tomlinson, and is now in his eighty-first year, and is the oldest native born citizen living in Marshall county.  He is a very intelligent old gentleman and what he relates is authentic.  The following was written nearly verbatim:

   "John Baker, my grandfather, was a Prussian, and he came to the United States in the year 1755.  He landed at Philadelphia, where he married a German lady by the name of Elizabeth Sullivan, in the year 1760.  Immediately after his marriage he moved to the Shenandoah valley, Virginia, where in the year 1763 Henry Baker, my father, was born.  In the year 1767 he emigrated from there to Dunkard creek, Greene county, Pa., and settled among the Indians, four

tribes of whom were then living there in peace with the whites, viz:  the Delaware, the Wyandots, the Swanees, and the Mingoes.  He remained there until

the breaking out of Dunmore's War, when he took refuge with his family in what was then called Redstone Old Fort, now Brownsville, Pa.

   In the year 1781 he went to where Washington, Pa., now stands, then known as Catfish Camp.  About this time the country about there was very much alarmed, and the people were on the lookout for the Indians, who were reported to have crossed the river near Holiday's Cove, and were expected to make inroads upon the settlements.  An express was sent to Wheeling fort to give the alarm concerning it.  The party sent consisted of Henry Baker, my father (then eighteen years of age,) Henry Yoho, and ------Starnater.  They traveled in safety until they came to the Narrows, on Wheeling creek, near where Col. Woods lived and died.  Here they were ambushed by a party of Indians.  Starnater shot the Indian nearest him and in return he and his horse were immediately killed.  Yoho's horse was shot and fell but arising almost immediately it dashed through the Indians, carrying him away in safety to Wheeling fort.  Baker's horse was shot but ran some hundred yards when it fell on him.  Extricating himself as soon as possible, and throwing away his arms to lighten himself, he ran for about a quarter of a mile, when seeing a very large red skin approaching him directly in front with a pistol in one hand and a tomahawk in the other, he saw that escape was impossible and stopped.  He said the Indian took him by the hair of the head and shook him till he almost thought he would shake his head off, telling him at the same time in good English you are a prisoner.

   He was taken back to the body of the Indians, among whom was a brother of the one killed by Starnater.  This Indian was raving mad, and was determined to kill Baker in revenge for the death of his brother, but he was prevented from doing so by the chief.  They came rapidly down this ridge where I live, no doubt thinking they would be pursued.  They struck the river at Kate's Rock, where they found several canoes filled with Indians, who seemed to be waiting

for them.  From this point, after rowing a short distance down the river, they left the stream, and going back of the Grave creek flats they crossed the creek near where the water station now is and struck the river again at the lower end of the Round Bottom.  Here they crossed the river and encamped for the night at the head of Captina Island.  All this time he carried his own and Starnater's

and the dead Indian's rifles strapped to his back.  He was tied to a sapling

and passed the night without food.

   They started early next morning and traveled three days and three nights without stopping to camp, or with scarcely anything to eat.  At the end of this time they arrived at Chillicothe.  Here, thinking they were out of danger of pursuit, they traveled more leisurely and killing some deer, they had plenty to eat.  Arriving at Sandusky they found a band of at least three hundred warriors, and there were nine other men from Kentucky as prisoners.  They were all compelled to run the gauntlet.  My father being young and active ran it easily, which so enraged a young Indian that he knocked him down with his club after he had entered the house.  He witnessed the burning of the nine Kentuckians, one being burned each day, all the time being warned that his fate was to be the same as theirs.  On the tenth day he was ordered to be taken out and tied to the stake by an old Indian.  He resisted somewhat, and tried to parley with them, but on starting out toward the stake he saw a horseman rapidly approaching.  When the horseman came up he saw a man dressed in the uniform of a British officer.  He immediately ran to the man.  He told him that the Indians were about to burn him, and he wanted him to save him.  He found out the man to be Simon Girty, who, on finding who Baker was and where he was from, plead with the Indians for two hours to spare his life, and finally succeeded.  My father always supposed that Girty anticipated making an attack on Wheeling and expected him to be useful to him as a guide, for he took him aside and asked him all manner of questions concerning Wheeling and vicinity.  Through the interposition of Girty he was sent to Detroit and reported to the Governor.  He was then set at liberty.  Hiring himself to an Indian trader, he remained with him some time trading with the Indians.

   At length he started with two others for Virginia, and after a tedious march, getting lost at one time for near three weeks, they arrived at the point where Bridgeport now stands.  The inhabitants of Wheeling were some of them on that side of the river, making sugar and selling it.  They supposed them to be

Indians and fled to the fort and gave the alarm.  Finally, when the inhabitants of the fort found out who they were, they welcomed them within its walls.

   Baker here found that during his absence his father had moved to the Round Bottom, whither he went, and when summer opened they all went to Fort Tomlinson.

   In the year 1784 my father built what was long known as Baker's station, near Cresap's grove.  In the same year a family by the name of Parr settled in

the Flats, and a short time thereafter Henry Baker married one of his daughters.  After marriage he settled at Tomlinson's fort, and in the year 1786 his first son, John Baker, was born.  (He was the father of Captain A.O. Baker, present clerk of the circuit court).  He lived at the fort until Wayne's treaty in 1791, when he moved to Round Bottom, where he bought a tract of land at the lower end of the bottom, including also Captine island.  Here he lived and died.  His oldest son, John, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Roberts.

 

DEATH OF CAPT. JOHN BAKER BY THE INDIANS

   Captain John Baker, who located here in the early settlement of the country, was captain of a company of men fighting the Indians, and about 1787 met with his death.  He was in company with the Wetzels, three in number, in a block house that had been erected at the head of Cresap's bottom.  They were watching Indians who sauntered around on the opposite banks of the Ohio river, evidently waiting an opportunity to kill the whites that had taken refuge in the fort.  Baker seizing the first chance fired and killed an Indian that was in range of his gun.  The Indians pretending they were frightened, scattered and ran in different directions, leaving their bleeding and dying brother upon the ground.  Baker seeing at once that his shot had proven fatal, and being somewhat daring, suggested to the Wetzels to cross the river and examine their dead foe.  No Indians then, of course, were in sight--all tranquil and every appearance of safety.  But the savages were using strategy.  They had secreted themselves not far from their dead companion.  He was left there for a bait, and Baker was thus decoyed.  A canoe was secured and they crossed to the opposite bank to take a look at their dead victim.  Whilst reconnoitering him, several shots from the Indians were unexpectedly fired, and one taking effect on Baker, who fell and was captured by the Indians.  The Wetzels recovered the body shortly afterwards--they found he had crawled partially under a log, lying insensible, with both eyes gored out--and he was carried across the river on the canoe, only surviving but a short time after reaching the fort, or block-house.  he was buried at that place.  The following named persons attended the funeral:  Henry Baker, the old Indian warrior, and family; Reuben Roberts, and family; George Baker, Leonard Raigor and two brothers; Aaron Hughes, and Capt. Roberts.  There were three canoe loads went from the Round bottom to Baker's Station, where the block-house stood.  Col. S. P. Baker and Capt. Roberts are the only two persons now living that attended on that occasion.

 

     "History of Marshall County, West Virginia" by Scott Powell, gives this account:  "Captain John Baker was born in Prussia and came to America about

1760.  He arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and five years latter married Elizabeth Sullivan of that city, and from there the young couple moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where they lived two years and from there they removed to the waters of Dunkard Creek, now in Greene County, Pennsyvlannia, in the year 1767 and remained there seven years.  At the time they lived on that creek there were a number of Indians residing on it and they and the whites were very friendly.  At the breaking out of Dunmore's War he removed his family to Redstone Old Fort, now Brownsville.  The American Revolution breaking out soon after the close of Dunmore's War, Indian hostilities soon followed the breaking out of the war.  He remained at the fort a number of years, and was in the service of that Colony of Virginia much of the time during that war, but there is little record of him.

     He went from Redstone to Catfish Camp in 1781, where he remained a short time and then removed to Round Bottom and in 1784 Captain Baker built a

blockhouse near the upper end of Cresap's Bottom.  This place was generally known by the name of Baker's Station. (Near what is now Moundsville, West

Virginia.)

     While two of the Wetzel men were at Baker's Station in 1787, they and Captain Baker noticed some Indians on the opposite shore of the Ohio River walking about leisurely.  Baker getting an opportunity shot at one of them and killed him.  The others ran away as if badly frightened, leaving the dead Indian where he fell.  They did it evidently to deceive the whites, as it was proved later by their actions.  Baker and the two Wetzels crossed over the river and were viewing the dead Indian when several shots were fired and Baker fell mortally wounded.  The Wetzels treed and commenced to fight and some other men crossed the river and reinforced them and drove the Indians off and recovered the body of Baker.  He had crawled a short distance from where he fell and was alive when recovered but died soon after arriving at the station.  He was buried on a flat near a stream called Grave Yard Run at the upper end of Cresap's Bottom."

 

There is a stone at Riverview Cemetery in the military section.  It says:  Captain John Baker, 11 VA Reg, Revolutionary War, 1738 - 1788.  This stone must

have been moved here when the highway was moved for the construction of the Mitchell Plant.  Joel Robinson told me his grandfather, Oran Vane "Jack" Baker, had the stone moved to Riverview Cem when St Rt 2 was moved for the construction of Mitchell Power Plant.  He also said they dug up the graves and did not find much except some wood from the caskets.  This is probably when they had a picture of John Wetzel's tomahawk in the "Moundsville Daily Echo".  I would assume whatever they found was buried in the military section of Riverview Cemetery.

 

  He was married to Elizabeth Adams Sullivan in 1760 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA.

 

65.  Elizabeth Adams Sullivan was born on 14 Feb 1744 in Germany.  She died on 22 May 1836 in Monroe Co, OH.  She was buried in Steed Cem, Matz Farm, Monroe Co, OH.  She has reference number 835 & 847.

      Elizabeth Ann Sullivan was the farm wife of Captain John Baker the famed founder and defender of "Baker Station" at Cresap, VA opposite Powhatan Point, Ohio.  They were married in Philadelphia, PA circa 1860 (sic), some five years after John had emigrated from Bingham on the Rhine, Prussia.  This marriage triggered a long but determined westward migration of fifty-five years terminating on a came in Center Township, Monroe County, Ohio.

     Elizabeth and John first moved to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley where their twin daughters, Catherine and Margaret were born in 1761, followed by

George, Henry and Mary.  These were happy days for she and John in this bountiful land.

     Seven years later they moved over the "Warrior Trail" to Greene County, PA.  At the the confluence of Dunkard Creek and the Monongahela River there were several friendly Indian settlements and it was decided to remain at this frontier.  They lived here for another seven years where Elizabeth and John Jr. were born.

     This deserving patriot encountered extensive hardships on her journey to the Ohio Territory.  The friendly Indians were becoming unsettled and restless by the treatment from the government.  Lord Dunmore was also instigating Indian removal to the Northwest Territory.  This caused a large exodus of settlers to Old Redstone Fort including Elizabeth and her family.

     Here life went on and sons Joseph and Jacob were born.  Henry joined the First Battalion of Washington County, Pennsylvania Militia with his brothers-in-law, Peter and Henry Yoho.

     The next move was to Catfish Camp, now Washington, PA, where Martin was born.  In the spring of 1781 her son Henry and Henry Yoho, husband of daughter, Catherine Baker, were dispatched to Fort Henry, Wheeling, VA to warn of an Indian uprising.  During an Indian attack, Henry Yoho's horse was shot but managed to get him to the Fort.  Henry Baker's horse was shot and killed and he was taken prisoner.  A third man by the name of Stalnaker was killed.

     The Baker family next moved to Wheeling Creek near Fort Henry where Elizabeth bore her last son, Isacc, in 1782.  Shortly afterwards she moved to Round Bottom and on to Cresap a few miles down the river where John built a blockhouse or fort in 1784.  It was not considered a true fort as it was not a

full-time garrison.

     These were trying times with continuing Indian skirmishes throughout the Ohio Valley.  Household duties took on the added dimensions of looking after the needs of the Indian scouts that visited the blockhouse.  The Ohio County census of 1787 show the family owning seven cattle, indicating she was providing food for these boarders.

     In 1787 her husband, Captain John Baker, was mortally wounded by Indians at Powhatan Point.  Her son, John Jr., was killed by Indians in 1794 at the

"Battle of Captina Creek."

     After the marriage of her youngest son, she migrated to Washington Township, Belmont County, Ohio around 1804 with her son Martin.

     Elizabeth next moved to Monroe County where Martin had purchased the North West quarter of Section Twenty-seven in Township four, Range Five on September 3, 1813.  On September 16, 1815 Martin purchased an adjacent 109 acres in Section 33, Township 4, Range 5.  It is presumed that Elizabeth resided on this acreage as the 1820 census lists her as living in a separate household with one boy and two girls under sixteen and one girl over sixteen.  It also shows her as foreign, not naturalized, that gives credence to her being English.

     Elizabeth, my fourth great-grandmother was bestowed the honor of burial at the highest point on a hillside plot in the center of the "Old Baker" cemetery on the farm where she lived.  With a pointing hand, reaching to the Lord her tombstone reads, "DIED; May 22, 1836; Aged 92 yrs. 3; mos. & 8 Dy."  She rests next to her son Martin and wife Sarah Farnsworth in the Stead (sic) Cemetery on the "Matz" farm south of Woodsfield, [OH].

     Elizabeth has the "honor" of being a Patriot of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the First Families of Ohio and the First Families of Monroe County, Ohio.

(Source:  Monroe County Ohio Families, page 69 - submitted by Virginia L. Baker Bininger)

 

Captain John Baker and Elizabeth Adams Sullivan had the following children:

 

                        i.          Margaret Baker26 was born about 1761 in Shenandoah Valley, VA.  She died in 1830 in Fish Ck, Ohio Co, VA.  She was buried in Peter Yoho Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.  She has reference number 417.  Was Margaret living with her son, Lewis in the 1840 census, or was the female 80-90 years old his mother-in-law?

 

            Margaret Baker was the twin of Catherine Baker.  Denver Yoho states: I have found no record of her after 1823.  A great grandduaghter told her family that Margaret lived to be an old woman and died about 1848.  Problem:  Did she die in 1825, 1838 or 1848?

            55        ii.         Catherine Baker.

                        iii.        George Baker was born in 1762 in Shenandoah Valley, VA.  He died in 1845 in Graysville, Marshall Co, VA.  He was buried in Graysville, Marshall Co, VA. 

 

1810 Ohio County census

Baker, George

 

1820 Ohio County census

Baker, George

 

pg 26 Marshall Co 1840

Baker, George 70-80, female 70-80, female 5-10

 

#313 Marshall Co 1850

Baker, Sarah 84 MD, Susan I 14 VA

                        iv.        Henry Baker27,28,29 was born in 1763 in Shenandoah Valley, VA.  He died in 1847 in Cresap, Marshall Co, VA. 

 

1810 Ohio County census

Baker, Henry

 

1820 Ohio County census

Baker, Henry

 

From "HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY,"  Vol. I, pages 669-671.  Brant & Fuller, 1890.

 

            John Baker was the eldest son of Henry and Mary (Parr) Baker. They were married in 1787, on the what is now J. B. Hix farm (Parr's Run and Parr's Point are named for this respected old pioneer settler.)  The Parrs lived there at the time of said marriage. This flat surrounded by hills was known as the Flats of Grave creek.  Henry Baker was an old Indian hunter, also a farmer.  He died in 1847, aged about one hundred years.  His wife died in Round Bottom at the age of sixty-one years. 

 

            Private in Captain John Guthrey's Company of First Battalion, Washington County, PA, in 1782, recruited in Whiteley and Greene Townships.

                        v.         John Baker was born in 1765 in Shenandoah Valley, VA.  He died on 22 May 1794 in Captina, Marshall Co, WV.  He was buried in Graveyard Run, Cresap, Marshall Co, WV.      

 

            In the spring of 1794 a bloody battle took place in what is now Belmont county, Ohio, in the valley of Captina Creek at the mouth of what is now called Cove run.  About 30 Indians were commanded by Charley Wilkey, a chief of the Shawnees.  There were only 14 whites commanded by Cap Abram Enochs.  The following description of the battle is in the words of John's brother, Martin, who was then a little boy at Fort Baker.

 

            "One mile below the mouth of Captina, on the Virginia side, was Baker's Fort, so named for my father.  One morning in May 1794, four men were sent over, according to the custom, to the Ohio side to reconnoitre.  They were Adam Miller, John Daniels, Isaac McCowan and John Shoptaw.  Miller and Daniels took up stream, and the other two down.  The upper scouts were soon attacked by Indians, and Miller killed.  Daniels ran up Captina about three miles, but being weak from the loss of blood issuing from a wound in his arm, was taken prisoner, carried into captivity and subsequently released at the treaty of Greenville.

     "The lower scouts having discovered signs of the Indians, Shoptaw swam across the Ohio and escaped, but McCowen, going up towards the canoe, was shot by Indians in ambush.  Upon this he ran down to the bank, sprang into the water - pursued by the enemy, who overtook and scalped him.  The firing being heard at the Fort they beat up for volunteers.

     "There were about fifty men in the Fort. There was great reluctance among them to volunteer.  My sister said she would not be a coward.  This aroused the pride of my brother, John Baker, who before had determined not to go.  He joined the others, fourteen in number, including Captain Abram Enochs.  They soon crossed the river, and went up Captina a distance of a mile and a half, following the Indian trail.

     "The Indians had come back on their trails and were in ambush on the hillside awaiting their approach, when sufficiently near they fired on our people, but being on an elevated position, their balls passed harmlessly over them. The whites then treed.

     "Some of the Indians came up behind and shot Capt. Enochs and Mr. Hoffman.  Our people soon retreated and the Indians pursued but a short distance.  On their retreat, my brother was shot in the hip.

     Determined to sell his life as dearly as possible, he drew to one side and secreted himself in a hollow with a rock at his back offering no chance for the enemy to approach but in front. Shortly afterwards, two guns were heard in quick succession; doubtless one of them was fired by my brother, and from the

signs afterwards it was supposed he had killed an Indian.

     "The next day, the men returned and visited the spot.  Enochs, Hoffman and my brother were found dead and scalped.  Enochs' bowels were torn out and

his eyes and those of Hoffman screwed out with a wiping stick. The dead were wrapped in white hickory bark, brought over to the Virginia side and buried in

their bark coffins.  Seven skeletons of their slain were found long after secreted in the crevices of rocks.

(Source: The History of Belmont and Jefferson County, Ohio by J. A. Caldwell - furnished by Anne Rast)

                                      

                        vi.        Mary Jane Baker was born in 1765 in Shenandoah Valley, VA.

                        vii.       Elizabeth Baker was born in 1768 in Dunkard Crk, Greene Co, PA.  Elizabeth Baker was killed by Indians.

                        viii.      Joseph Baker was born in 1773 in Dunkard Crk, Greene Co, PA.  He died in 1859 in Pea Vine Ck, Belmont Co, OH.

                        ix.        Jacob Baker was born in 1775 in Redstone Fort, Brownsville, PA.  He died in 1861 in Calais, Monroe Co, OH.  He was buried in Calais, Monroe Co, OH. will 10 NOV 1852, bk 18 pg 362 Monroe Co, OH

 

1850 census Seneca Twp, Monroe Co, OH, 289/289

Baker, Jacob 75 VA, Mary 70 PA, Maria 15 domestic OH

 

1860 census Seneca Twp, Monroe Co, OH

Baker, Jacob, Jr 42 OH, Jane 43 OH, Jacob, Sr 86 OH, Mary A 17 OH, Josiah Rucker 28 OH, William Baker 14 OH, Samuel 12 OH, Lydia 9 OH, Margaret 7 OH, Jacob 4 OH, Mariah 2 OH, Lydia Reynolds 17 OH

 

      Jacob Baker & Mary Steen were living in Seneca Township in 1850, and all the Baker family knew of the Indian battles and the death of Capt. John

Baker at Baker's Fort.  Jacob Baker related these stories to his daughter, Sara, who in turn told her grandchildren.  Sara Baker Ingraham was born in 1810 and died in 1900 and is buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Jackson Co., W.Va.  The information handed down in this manner included the story that Jacob Baker was often bothered by nightmares and would wake up screaming that the Indians were going to attack.  When he died, a pound of gunpowder in a horn, was buried with him, as per his last request.

     With the burning of many records all proof of this relationship between Jacob Baker and Sara was presumed lost, however, in Record Book 18, page 362, in the Court of Common Pleas, we found a record of Jacob Baker's will, which had been re-entered in the records of a civil suit.  It shows that Jacob made his last will and testament on the 13th day of Nov. 1852, and died in 1861, that he owned the NE 1/2 of S.11, T.7, R.7, which he ordered divided into four equal lots by running lines north and south across this quarter section, and he left these equal lots to his sons, Henry, John, Jacob and Andrew.

     He also bequeathed items to his daughters: ELEANOR MARTIN, SARAH INGRAHAM, MARGARET BAKER, ELIZABETH REYNOLDS, and to his grand-daughter, Mary Ann Stephens, daughter of his daughter, Elizabeth Reynolds. 

    (Source:  Family Research in Monroe County, Catharine Fedorchak, 8 Feb 1968)

 

                                  Copy of Will

                                  Exhibit "A"

 

     In the name of God, Amen,  I Jacob Baker of Monroe Co. being in tolerable good health of body and of sound mind memory and understanding, thanks be to God for the same, but considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous of settling my wordly affairs and therefore be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, to therefore make and arrange this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

     First, I commit my soul to the hands of the Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian-like manner direction of my executor hereinafter named, and after my debts and funeral expenses are paid I devise and bequeath as follows, viz:

     To my four sons, Henry Baker, John Baker, Andrew Baker, and Jacob Baker, I give and devise the quarter section on which I now reside the same being the NE 1/4 S.11, T.7, R.7, the said 1/4 section to be divided into 4 equal parts by right lines running north and south, the said lots to be numbered from east to west, the first or eastern lot to belong to Henry Baker, the second to John Baker, the 3rd to Jacob Baker, and the 4th or western lot to Andrew Baker, each to pay the sum of $125.00 to my 4 daughters and granddaughter hereinafter named, 1/2 to be paid in 2 years and the remaining half within 3 years from my decease.

     I give and devise to my 5 (sic) daughters, Eleanor Martin, Sarah Ingraham, Margaret Baker, Elizabeth Reynolds and Mary Ann Stephens, dau. of my dau. Elizabeth Reynolds all my personal property.

     To Mary Stephens 1 bed and bedding, a bureau and cow, and all the dresser wares and the remainder of my personal property to my daughters and granddaughter, share and share alike, or to as many of them as may be living at my decease.

     John Baker and Andrew Baker to be my executors - dated 13 Nov 1852, and witnessed by James Atkinson and G.H. Hays.

(Source:  Records of the Court of Common Pleas, Monroe Co., OH, Record Book 18, page 362-363 - 4 Sep 1871 found in Fedorchak, unknown volume, page 84-85 - furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

 

LAND: Monroe Co., OH. court of Common Pleas - Record Book, page 259 - 4 Sep 1871 - Case of Jacob Baker vs. Andrew Baker and Herman Benninhaus: .....that said Jacob Baker deceased, devised to said Andrew Baker, Henry Baker and john Baker the NE 1/4 S.11, T.7, R.7 and said will and the record thereof   is destroyed, plaintiff asks that the contents of said will be established.... (Found in Fedorchak, unknown volume, page 84 - furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

 

Legal Notice - appearing in SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY - issue of Nov. 22, 1865

Notice to James Rucker and Margaret, his wife, of the State of Iowa, John Baker, Samuel Carpenter adn Polly, his wife; John Dailey and Nancy his wife; Alexander Baker, James Baker, Cain Baker, Margaret Baker, Majora Baker, John Baker, Jr. and A.G. Beaber of the State of Illinois.  James Wells filed a petition to obtain title to real estate in S.11, T.7, R.7, same land devised by Jacob Baker, Sr. to Henry Baker and by Henry Baker sold to James Wells.

     (Found in Fedorchak, unknown volume, page 85 - furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

 

                        x.         Martin D Baker was born on 10 Oct 1780 in Cat Fish Camp, Washington, PA.  He died on 27 Apr 1857 in Monroe Co, OH.  He was buried in Steed Cem, Matz Farm, Monroe Co, OH.

            32        xi.        Isaac Baker.

 

80.  John Zimmerman Carpenter was born in 1735.  He died in 1807.  He was married to Drusilla Tomlinson in 1761.

 

81.  Drusilla Tomlinson was born in 1738.  She died in 1774. 

 

John Zimmerman Carpenter and Drusilla Tomlinson had the following children:

 

            40        i.          Robert Carpenter.

 

82.  Joseph Ball was born about 1740 in Richland, Bucks Co, PA.  He died in 1811 in Guernsey Co, OH.  He was married to Mary Adamson.

 

83.  Mary Adamson was born on 7 Dec 1747 in Springfield Twp, Bucks Co, PA.  She died after 1820 in OH. 

 

Joseph Ball and Mary Adamson had the following children:

 

            41        i.          Mary Ball.

 

108.  Johannes Yoho26,30,8 was born in 1712 in Sulzthal, Alsace.  He died after 1795 in Graysville, Ohio Co, VA.  He was buried in Peter Yoho Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.  We will never know if Johannes Yoho was really buried in this cemetery.  He has reference number 832 & 844.  From the list of all the Palatine passengers on board, the Snow "Two Sisters", James Marshall, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes in England. [Qualified September 9, 1738.]  Joh Joho age 37, Susanna Joho age 44.

 

Lived Sulzthal, Alsace (Lembach Parish), PA, VA.  Emigrated in 1738 on ship SNO TWO SISTERS, wooden shoe maker, Revolutionary War Veteran.

 

Johannas Yoho appears in the Ancestral File more than once:  JGGH-Z1, BFCG-J2. Denver Yoho wrote:  It seems, from family traditions and records, that Johannas (Jonathan) Yoho was born in Alsace in 1712.  Present day Yohos live in Switzerland and pronounce the name, Yoho.  The name is spelled, Yoheaux in French and Joho in German and Dutch.  He migrated to Philiadelphia in 1738.  In 1752 he was living near Winchester, VA.  In 1761 he moved to an area of Virginia which would later lie in southwestern Pennsylvania (probably Greene Co., PA). By 1795 he was living in Ohio Co., VA, which is now Marshall Co., WV.  He died there shortly after 1795. (22 Apr 1988)   Johannas Yoho (Joho) is aka Jonathan and John.  Johannas Yoho was confirmed in 1729.  Denver Clayton Yoho wrote:  I believe, although there is lack of proof for all but three children, that Johannas Joho, (son of John Michael Yoho and Susanna Gelker of Sulzthal, Alsace) and his wife, Susanna Catharine Lau, daughter of Theobald Lau, are the parents of 11 children.  I make this assumption from records and family traditions that I have acquired during my life time. Starting about 1958 I have devoted much of my time to research on the Yoho family.  Johannas and Susanna had one or more children who were born and died before they came to America.  Two daughters are recorded as being born in America.  I believe they had at least 7 more children born in America.  Family oral tradition from the descendants of brothers, John, Henry, and Jacob Yoho all claim that 3, 5, or 7 brothers came from Switzerland, Germany or Holland to Baltimore or Philadelphia and that they were wearing wooden shoes.  Johannas Yoho was a wooden shoemaker in Alsace. (22 Apr 1988)

 

Land Transfer Document from Lord Fairfax to John Yoho 19 Aug 1766 .  The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britian called Scotland Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia.  To all who this Present Writing shall come sends Greeting Know Yee that for good causes for and in consideration of the compostion to me paid and for the Annual Rent hereinafter reserved I have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for me my heirs and assigns do give grant and confirm unto John Yoho of Frederick County a certain tract of wood and ungranted land on Cedar Creek in this county and bounded as by a survey thereof made by Robert Rutherford .  Beginning on the North Westerly side of the creek near the bank of the same at a locust and two young white oaks and extending N 42 W one hundred and twenty four poles by two white oaks on a level then S 49 W three hundred poles to a red oak and two chestnuts by a large rock stone on a high ridge then S 28 W fifty-six poles to a pine and white oak sapling by a steep bank of the creek a corner to Thomas Perry then with line the course continues forty-six poles in the line crossing the creek then N 48 E three hundred and thirty-two poles to the Beginning, containing two hundred and forty-six acres together with all rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging Royal Mines Excepted and a full third part of all lead copper tine coals iron mine and iron ore that shall be found thereon to have and to hold the two hundred and forty-six acres of land together with all rights profits and benefits to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining except before excepted To him the said John Yoho his heirs and assigns therefore yeilding and paying to me my heirs and assigns or to my certain attorney or attornies agent or agents or to the certain attorney or attornies of my heirs or assigns Proprietor of the Northern Neck yearly and every year on the feast day of Michael the Arch Angel the fee rent of one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted and so proportionably for a greater or lesser quanity provided that if the said John Yoho his heirs and assigns shall not pay the said reserved annual rent aforsaid so that the same or any part thereof shall be ? and unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become due if legally demanded that then it shall and may be lawful for me my heirs and assigns proprietors as aforsaid my or their certain attorney or attornies agent or agents into the above granted premises to enter and hold the same so as if this grant had never passed .

Given at my Office in the County of Frederick under my hand and seal the nineteenth day of August, 1766. Fairfax (Furnished by Hugh L. Yoho).

 

LAND:  22 Jul 1771, Joho Yoho sells land to Alexander Machir

THIS INDENTURE made the two and twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one BETWEEN John Yoho of the County of Frederick and Colony of Virginia of the one part and Alexander Machir of County and Colony of the other part, WITNESSETH, that the said John Yoho for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings in Current money of Virginia; to him in hand paid by the said Alexander Machir at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, Bargained and sold and by these presents doth Grant Bargain and sell unto the said Alexander Machir a certain Tract of Land on Cedar Creek in the said County and Colony above mentioned and bounded as by a survey thereof by Robert Rutherford; BEGINNING on the northeasterly side of the Creek near the Bank of the same at a Locust and two young white oaks & extending N 42 W one hundred and twenty four poles by two white oaks on a level then S 49 W three hundred poles to a red oak and two Chestnuts by a large Rock Stone on a high ridge then S 28 E fifty six Poles to a pine and white oak sapling by a steep Bank of the Creek a corner to Thomas Perry then with this line the course continues forty six poles in the line crofsing the Creek then N 48 E three hundred and thirty two Poles to the beginning containing two hundred and forty six acres which said Land was given granted & confirmed to the said John Yoho by the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax by a Deed bearing the nineteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand and seven hundred and sixty six. Registered in the Proprietor's office in Book W, page 141 and all Homes, Buildings, Orchards, ways, waters, water Courses, Profits, commodities, Hereditaments and appurtenances whatsover to the said Premises hereby Granted or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and Profits thereof, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the lands hereby conveyed and all and singular other the Premises hereby Granted with the appurtenances unto the said Alexander Machir his Executors administrator and afsigns from the day before the date hereof, for and during the full term and time of one whole year from thence next issuing fully to be complete and ended, YIELDING AND PAYING therefore the rent of one pepper corn on ? day next if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent & purpose that by virture of these presents and of the statute for transferring uses into pofsefsion the said Alexander Machir may be in actual Pofsefsion of the Premises and be thereby enabled to accept and take ? and Release of the reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his heirs IN WITNESS whereof the said John Yoho hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

     (Source: unknown - extracted from a copy of the original by Hugh L. Yoho)

 

Virginia Tax Lists:  Jonathan Yoho, 1795; Jacob Yoho, 1795; Peter Yoho, 1785, 1790, 1795; Henry Yoho, 1785, 1795. . Denver C. Yoho wrote:  I haven't found any later record of Jonathan Yoho than the 1795 Virginia Tax List.  Johannas Yoho, born 1712 in Alsace would have been 83 years of age in 1795.   Johannas Yoho was probably buried in an unmarked grave at the Yoho Cemetery, near Graysville, Marshall Co., WV.  This cemetery is on the farm that was owned by Peter Yoho.

 

He was married to Susannah Catherine Lau on 1 Mar 1735 in Sulzthal, Alsace.

 

109.  Susannah Catherine Lau26 was born about 1714 in Sulzthal, Alsace.  She died in 1765.  She has reference number 833 & 845.  Was her first name, Susanna or Sussana?  She is in the Ancestral File more than once, 2TKQ-JB and JGGH-KX.

 

Johannes Yoho and Susannah Catherine Lau had the following children:

 

                        i.          Marie Christine Yoho26 was born on 20 Oct 1735 in Mattsall, Alsace.  She died in 1736 in Mattsall, Alsace.

                        ii.         Eva Cathrina Yoho26 was born on 18 Jun 1737 in Lemback Parish, Sulzthal, Alsace.  She died before 1741.

                        iii.        Maria Christine Yoho26 was born on 14 Mar 1740 in Conewago Co, PA.  She was christened on 22 May 1740.

                        iv.        Eva Catrina Yoho was born on 26 May 1741 in Conewago Co, PA.  She was christened on 25 Jun 1741.  She died on 5 Nov 1825 in Greene Co, PA.  She was buried in Shriver-de-Frise, Greene Co, PA.  According to Denver Clayton Yoho, Catherine Yoho is thought to be the daughter of Johannas Yoho who came to America in 1737.  Catherine Yoho was the 2nd wife of George Lemley.  Denver Clayton Yoho wrote:  Eva Catrina Joho/Yoho, born in Conewago, now York and Adams counties, PA, in 1741, is likely the Catherine Yoho who married George Lemley.  Alvah J. W. Headlee of Morgantown, WV has published, "George Lemley and wife Catherine Yoho and their descendents for Two Centuries." He didn't know Catherine's ancestry and only guessed she is the sister of Peter and Henry Yoho. (22 Apr 1988)

 

Broderbund Marriage Records, CD #403

There are 3 entries for George Lemley & Catherine Yoho.  The records state she was born in 1745 and he 1741.  The marriage occurred in 1762.

            Sources:  4781.004, 1194.000, & 8911.088.

 

                        v.         Peter Yoho31,26,32 was born about 1745 in nr Winchester, Frederick Co, VA.  He died on 21 Oct 1823 in Fish Ck, Ohio Co, VA.  He was buried in Peter Yoho Cem, Fish Ck, Marshall Co, WV.  He has reference number 416.  DAR National #592263, Eloyce Parsons Trader.

 

Listed as a private in Lieutenant William Cross' Company of Monongalia Militia at Forr Pitt in 1777.

 

Private, First Battalion, John Guthreys's Company, Washington County, PA Militia in 1782, recruited in Whiteley and Greene Townships.

 

On the Greene Township, Washington Co, PA assessment roll in 1784.

 

Land Book, 1786, Tithables, Ohio County, VA.

 

Farmer, lived Fish Creek, just past Graysville, Revolutionary War Veteran, came to area in 1786.  Lived Greene Twp, Wash Co, PA in 1784.  Listed in militia for Wash Co, PA in 1780.

 

Will - Ohio County - Book 3 Pages 273 - 278

Lived Westmoreland Co, PA during the Revolution.  He was a private under Captain John Gethery.  Service record in Vol 2 pg 19, 6th series, PA Archives.  Peter was said to be one of the first white settlers in what is now Marshall Co, WV.   He and his brother Henry are believed to have come to the area along the Ohio River around 1792.  Peter's name appeared on the 1810 Ohio Co, VA census list.  He purchased land on the waters of Fish Creek in 1804.  Recorded Ohio Co Deed Book 7 page 208.  Henry Yoho purchased an adjoining tract of land in 1803.  Both brothers purchased land from Abijah McClain.

Peter Yoho was on the assessment role, Greene Twp, Washington Co, PA in 1784.

 

            The Ancestral File lists the birth as, 1745, probably Winchester, VA. Revolutionary War Service.  According to Denver Yoho he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  He resided in Washington Co., PA, now Greene Co., PA, during the war.  He served in First Battalion, Washington Co., PA Militia.  In 1782, he was recruited in Whiteley and Greene Townships in what is now Greene Co., PA, under Captain John Guthrey (Gethery).  This service was used by DAR member Elizabeth (Carson) Kramer in her application. (PA Archives, Series VI, Vol. 2, pp 18-19 and 271).  The Indian Wars By  Denver Yoho April 1995.  We have records of at least four, and possibly five, Yoho ancestors who served as soldiers during the Indian Wars and the American Revolution, including George Yoho, Peter Yoho, John Yoho, Henry Yoho and Jacob Yoho.  These five men are believed to be five of the sons of Johannas Yoho (born 1712 and died circa 1795) and Susanne Catherine (Lau) Yoho (born circa 1714).  Following is information and records evidencing my conclusions relating to the service of these men in the Indian Wars.  Peter Yoho, who was born in 1745 and died in 1823, also served in the Revolutionary War.  Peter died prior to the legislation that was passed rewarding Revolutionary War soldiers for their service.  Thus, military records for Peter Yoho are scarce.  In the Pennsylvania Archives Series VI, Vol. 2, pages 18, 19, 271, the following in listed: "Year 1782 First Battalion, Washington County.  Recruited in Whiteley and Greene Townships (now Greene County) a few miles from Dunkard.  John Guthrey, Captain.  Among the privates were listed Peter Yoho and Henry Yoho.  These men also served tours with Captain John Guthrey and Captain Samuel Swindler, Captain John Minor, Captain Cecil Davis and Captain John Shipman.  Service on the western frontier was not continuous.  Soldiers would be discharged at the end of an emergency and called back when an emergency would occur."  Also, listed in the DAR Patriot Index 1966 printing, page 768, is the following: "Peter Yoho born 1745, died 1817-28, MXPvt. PA." (Source: The Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No. 1).

 

            DAR Patriot Index . The DAR PATRIOT INDEX lists two men by the name of Yoho who had Revolutionary Service:  Henry Yoho, born 1752, died 1845, wife, Catherine, Private, Spy, Virginia and Peter Yoho, b. circa 1745, died in 1817 also a private from PA.  Henry Yoho applied for a pension from Monongalia Co., VA when he was 82 years old, put Peter never applied for one.  However, both Henry and Peter show up on the First Battalion, Wasington Co., [PA] Militia recruited in Whiteley, Greene and Dunkard Townships in what is now Greene Co., PA in 1782. Ref. PA Archives, Series VI, Vol. 2, pp. 18-19, pp. 271.  I sent for the pension file of Henry Yoho and found it interesting reading. File No. S- 7996.  Henry was placed on the roll of the Wheeling Agency at the rate of Forty Dollars per Annum under the law of 7 Jun 1832.  His application reveals that he was born in Virginia about 18 miles from Winchester.  He did not recollect the year, but he stated he was 85 years old.  His father's family moved to Western Virginia when he was 11 years old and he resided there ever since.  He first served in the Revolution in a company commanded by Lieut. Samuel Singles who was stationed on Whiteley Creek, now in Monongalia Co., [WV] at the house of a settler named Duncan.  The Company was composed of 18 men, some drafted, although he had volunteered.  They marched to Garrett's fort on Whiteley Creek and remained there.  (Source:  undated column of Catherine Foreaker Fedorchak - furnished by Vivian Yoho).   According to the "History of the Panhandle West Virginia,"

"Old Peter Yoho settled on Fish Creek, near Graysville, Marshall Co., VA/WV in 1792."  Ohio Co., VA Deed Book 7, page 208, June 5, 1804, Peter Yoho bought 170 acres of land, at Gully Bottom, Fish Creek, near (Graysville, WV) from Abijah McClain for $502.00.  This land adjoined the land of his brother, Henry Yoho, who bought 192 acres on Fish Creek from Abijah McClain, June 5, 1804, Deed Book 7, page 205, for the sum of $525.00.

 

            Peter Yoho Obtains Land from Abijah McClain 5 Jun 1804.  This indenture made this 5th day of June Anno Domini 1804 between Abijah McClain and Pamela, his wife, of Green County and State of Pennsylvania of the one part and Peter Yoho of Ohio County in the State of Virginia of the other part . Witnesseth that the said Abijah and Pamela for and in consideration for five hundred and ten dollars to them in hand paid by the said Peter Yoho before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge (and ?? the said Peter) have granted bargained sold ? released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell ? release and confirm to the said Peter Yoho part of a tract of land situate in Ohio County in the State of Virginia on the waters of Fish Creek called Gully Bottom.  Beginning at a gum and beech on the bank of Fish Creek on Abijah McClains original line thence by land conveyed to Henry Yoho North thirty four degrees East 45 1/2 perches to a small hickory North 23 degrees West 150 perches to three beeches in the forks of a drean South 44 degrees West 46 perches to a linn South 74 degrees West 38 perches to a ? ash at the creek Sout 17 degrees East 92 Perches South 36 degrees East 57 perches to a beech and Spanish oak on the bank corner of the original survey and with a line of the same North 86 degrees East 132 perches to the Beginning. containing 170 acres of land strict measure (It is part of the same tract of land which the Commonwealth of Virginia granted to the said Abijah by Patent dated the first day of September Anno Domini 1795 in consequence of a certificate of settlement from the commissioners for adjusting the title to unpatented land) to have and to hold the above described tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Peter Yoho his Heirs assigns ??? proper use benefit and behoof of the said Peter Yoho His Heirs assigns forever and the said Abijah and Pamela for themselves their heirs Executors or Administrators do hereby covenant to and with the said Peter Yoho his heirs and assigns the above described tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Peter his Heirs and assigns against all persons shall and will warrant and forever defend in testimony whereof they have hereto set their hand and seals the day and year first herein written. Abijah McClain (Indenture furnished by Hugh L. Yoho).  Peter Yoho died in 1823 in Ohio Co., VA in the area of what is now known as Graysville, Marhall, WV.  It is thought that he is probably buried in the Yoho Cemetery near Graysville.   Estate Settlement, Ohio Co., VA/WV, 21 Oct 1823, Book 3, pp 273-278.  The 170 acres of land was bought by his son, Henry Yoho, Jr., from the other heirs (brothers and sisters) on March 24, 1828, Ohio Co. Deed Book 14, pp 202-206 (9 shares), and the 10th share on Sept. 26, 1834, Ohio Co., Deed Book 19, pp 379-380.  There were 11 children, and the 11th share went to Henry Yoho, Jr. as his inheritance right.  (Furnished by Denver C. Yoho)  He lived at: Washington Co., PA 1784; Staunton, VA, 1787; Ohio/Marshall Co., VA/WV 1792.

 

1810 VA Census Index

Yoho, Peter Ohio Co

 

1820 Ohio Co Census Index

Yoho, Peter

 

                        vi.        John Lau Yoho was born in 1746 in nr Winchester, VA.  He died in 1834.  Served with his brothers Henry & Peter in the Virginia Militia during Revolution @ Fort Pitt 1777.

 

Denver Clayton Yoho writes:  I believe that this John Yoho, b. 1746, served with his brother, Henry, under the command of Lieutenant William Cross in the

Monongalia Militia in 1777.  This belief is the result of sorting out the family traditions and in some cases finding records that substanitated or corrected those traditions and family kept records.  Denver continues:  A descendant of this John Yoho stated that his great grandfather, John Yoho, b. 1799, and his two brothers helped eradicate the Indians on the border.  Records indicate that it was this descendants great-great-grandfather, John Yoho, b. 1746, who was a Revolutionary War Soldier.  I thought, until records proved me wrong that, Henry Yoho, b. 1782, my 3rd great-grandfather was my Revolutionary War ancestor.  It was actually my 4th great-grandfather, Henry Yoho, b. 1752, and uncle of Henry, b. 1781.  Brothers, John Yoho and Henry Yoho served together in the Virginia Militia. Their brother, Peter, also served at the same time. These are the three brothers mentioned by the descendant of John Yoho.  I

believe this is the John Yoho who bought land near Winchester, VA in 1776  from Fairfax and sold it to Alex Mechir.  It very well might have been Johannas

Yoho, the father of this John, as John's brother, Henry, was born 18 miles from Winchester in 1752. (22 Apr 1988) .  The Indian Wars By  Denver Yoho April 1995.  We have records of at least four, and possibly five, Yoho ancestors who served as soldiers during the Indian Wars and the American Revolution,

including George Yoho, Peter Yoho, John Yoho, Henry Yoho and Jacob Yoho.  These five men are believed to be five of the sons of Johannas Yoho (born 1712 and died circa 1795) and Susanne Catherine (Lau) Yoho (born circa 1714).  Following is information and records evidencing my conclusions relating to the service of these men in the Indian Wars.  John Yoho, who was born circa 1746, lived in the Pennsylvania area.  Most of John's descendants are still living in and around Western Pennsylvania.  John also died prior to the time that request for pensions or land grants for serving in the wars were granted.  John served in the same company with his brother, Henry, in the Monongalia Militia under the command of Major James Chew.  John enlisted in October 1777.  It is believed that John also served in the Pennsylvania militia.  The preceding records were found on page 28 of "The Ten Mile Country and its Pioneer Families," by Howard L. Leckley and on page 302 of "Frontier Defence of the Upper Ohio." (Source:  The Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No. 1) .

 

                        vii.       George Yoho26 was born about 1748 in nr Winchester, VA.  He died about 1795 in Ohio Co, VA.  Killed by Indians  Denver Clayton Yoho wrote:  A George Yoho patented 400 acres in Fayette Co., PA, 4 Feb 1794, surveyed 312 acres, 16 Apr 1795, 312 acres sold for taxes by  Commissioner of Fayette Co., PA, 10 Dec 1882.  If tradition of George Yoho being killed by Indians is true, he didn't pay his taxes because he was deceased. (22 Apr 1988).  The Indian Wars By Denver Yoho April 1995.  We have records of at least four, and possibly five, Yoho ancestors who served as soldiers during the Indian Wars and the American Revolution, including George Yoho, Peter Yoho, John Yoho, Henry Yoho and Jacob Yoho.  These five men are believed to be five of the sons of Johannas Yoho (born 1712 and died circa 1795) and Susanne Catherine (Lau) Yoho (born circa 1714).  Following is information and records evidencing my conclusions relating to the service of these men in the Indian Wars.  Traditions in the families of both Peter Yoho and Henry Yoho have lead me to conclude that George Yoho was a brother to Peter and Henry and that George was killed by Indians in Ohio.  From my research, I believe that George Yoho did not have any children.  George Yoho is believed to have patented a four-hundred acre tract in Saltlick Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1794.  Then on April 16, 1795, a three-hundred and twelve acre tract was surveyed.  Subsequently, on December 10, 1822, the three-hundred and twelve acre tract was sold for taxes by the treasury to the land commissioners of the county, who by deed sold the same property to Andrew Stewart on November 6, 1828.  The preceding events have lead me to believe that George was killed circa 1795, due to the fact that he failed to pay his property taxes which caused the forced sale of his land.  A George Yohe served in the Revolutionary War, but later said that his real name was Adam Yohe.  It is believed that he used this assumed name when he enlisted because his father was opposed to his entering the army.  It is also believed that he lived his entire life in and near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Source: The Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No. 1).

 

                        viii.      Anne Maria Yoho26 was christened on 9 Sep 1750 in York Co, PA.

            54        ix.        Henry Yoho.

                        x.         Prudence Yoho was born in 1743.  She died after 1810.  Parson's family tradition is that Prudence Yoho was the wife of Vincent Parsons.  Records of many of their descendents can be found in Wetzel and Tyler counties in West Virginia.  Hugh L. Yoho writes:  I believe Vincent Parsons to be father of Henry Parsons, but I doubt he married a Prudence Yoho.  I also doubt that Prudence Yoho is a daughter of Johannes.

                        xi.        Jacob Yoho was born on 8 Jul 1765 in Beaver Co, PA.  He died on 24 Aug 1851 in Guernsey Co, OH.  He was buried in Yoho Cem, Batesville, Noble Co, OH.  Jacob Yoho is in the Ancestral File more than once, JGFG-70, JGGV-ZJ.  It is reported that he served in the Revolutionary War and that a pension claim was denied.  It has not been proved that Jacob Yoho is the son of Johannes Yoho.  Denver Clayton Yoho wrote: Family tradition for Jacob Yoho, b. 1765, is that he brought his family from Vinton Co., PA (probably Vintondale Boro of Cambria Co., PA.  Note per Clarice V. Stanley:  As we have never found a Vinton Co., PA) in a covered wagon to Fort Henry, then went to Noble Co., OH (now Guernsey Co., OH) where he settled on Wills Creek about 1808.  Jacob died in Guernsey Co., OH. (22 Apr 1988).  The Indian Wars By  Denver Yoho April 1995.  We have records of at least four, and possibly five, Yoho ancestors who served as soldiers during the Indian Wars and the American Revolution, including George Yoho, Peter Yoho, John Yoho, Henry Yoho and Jacob Yoho.  These five men are believed to be five of the sons of Johannas Yoho (born 1712 and died circa 1795) and Susanne Catherine (Lau) Yoho (born circa 1714). Following is information and records evidencing my conclusions relating to the service of these men in the Indian Wars.  Jacob Yoho was born on July 8, 1765, in Pennsylvania and died on August 24, 1851, in Guernsey County, Ohio.  Jacob also took part in the Indian Wars and made a request for a pension.  He enlisted at West Liberty, Virginia (West Virginia) and served five years under Captain McMahon and John McCulloch, was honorably discharged at Dillys Ferry, Ohio (now known as Grave Creek), and appeared on the muster roll of said company. Jacob's pension request was denied on the grounds that neither his name, nor the names of the officers mentioned, could be found on the army rolls.  He made his request on November 11, 1850, at the age of eighty-six, when he was a resident of Guernsey County, Ohio.  He stated that he was a soldier in the company of a Captain McMahon in the regiment commanded by Benjamin Biggs.  His pension rejection does not necessarily mean that Jacob Yoho did not serve, due to the fact that by the time the pension legislation was passed many years had elapsed since the wars and many of the men who had served were well advanced in age, making proof of service difficult to ascertain. (Source:  The Yoho Newsletter, April 1995, Vol. 4, No. 1).   James Robert Yoho wrote:  Jacob Yoho, Sr. was one of the first settlers in the new state of Ohio.  He settled on the forks of Beaver and Wills Creeks, that is to say, where they joined, Section 8, Range 8, Twp. 8.  He purchased 160 acres of government land and built a log cabin, in 1805, that was still standing in 1887.  The brick chimney remained standing long after the house was torn down.  He also built a long barn in 1805.  (See Noble County History by Watkins - 1887).  Land records in Guernsey Co., OH reveal that Jacob Yoho obtained a land grant there in 1811, Vol. B, p. 169.  There is also a Jacob Yoho on the 1810 Ohio Co., VA census.  Jacob Yoho removed from Pennsylvania to Wills Creek, Noble Co., OH.  Later, about 1805, he moved to Guernsey Co., OH.  Census:  1820, in Guernsey Co., OH, Richland Twp. Jacob Yoho with two sons [Note:  He was the only Yoho in Guernsey Co., OH for this census.] (Source:  Census information from Catharine Fedorchak column, 29 Jan 1974) . 

Land Patent Record . Pat. 654, Vol. 64, Page 403, Order# 225951-L .

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, President of the United States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come, GREETING: No. 656 Know Ye, That, Jacob Yoho of Guernsey County, Ohio having deposited in the General Land Office, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Zanesville whereby it appears

that full payment has been made for the North East quarter of section Twelve, in Township Eight of Range Eight, containt one hundered and fifty-nie acres of the Lands directed to be sold at Zanesville, Ohio by the Act of Congress, entitled "An act providing for the sale of the Lands of the United States, in the Territory north-west of the Ohio, and about the mouth of the Kentucky River," and of the acts amendatory of the same, There is Granted, by the United States, unto the said Jacob Yoho & to his heirs the quarter lot or section of and above described:  To have and to hold the said quarter lot or section of Land, with the Appurtenances, unto the said Jacob Yoho & to his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the Seal of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be herunto affixed. . GIVEN under my hand at the City of Washington, the twenty third day of Jun in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty five and of the Independence of the United States the forty ninth. . By the President, s/J.Q. A.... [Note: the characters after the "A" are faint] J.G. Commissioner of the General Land Office . (Source:  United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office, 7981 Eastern Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, April 16, 1974.  I hereby certify that this photograph is a true copy of the patent record, which is in my custody in this office.  s/Jesse J. Felix, Certifying Officer. - copy of the patent furnished by Robert and Vivian Yoho) . . 1832 Land Sale . On 7 Mar 1832, Jacob Yoho and his wife, Margaret, sold a portion of the land purchased in 1811 to Benjamin Wilson. (Source:  Guernsey Co., OH records, Vol. G, p. 486) . . War of 1812 Bounty Land Claim . State of Ohio; Guernsey County . On this 11th day of November A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty personally appeared before me a justice of the peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Jacob Yoho aged eighty-six years a resident of Wright Township, Guernsey Couny Ohio who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Jacob Yoho who was a soldier in the Company commanded by Captain William McMahon in the regiment commanded by Benjamin Biggs.  That he enlisted at West Liberty and served five years and four months under Capt. McMahon and John McCullock and was honorably discharged at Dilly's Ferry in Ohio (now called Holt's of Grave Creek) as will appear by muster roll of said company. Jacob Yoho his x mark . He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land which he may be entitled under the Act granting bounty lands to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States ? Sept. 28th 1850. Jacob Yoho his x mark . Sworn to & subscribed before me the day and year above written.  And I hereby certify that I believe the said Jacob Yoho to be the identified man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.  Daniel Sager ? Justice of the Peace for County aforesaid [Note:  Hugh L. Yoho writes:  This claim was rejected on the grounds that the name of Jacob Yoho and the names of the officers mentioned could not be found on the Army rolls.] . .

A Lost Township . It is generally known that there are several lost towns in Guernsey County -- that is, towns that were plotted and developed for a time, then permitted to decline and pass out entirely.  Their ambitious founders, no doubt, had visions of thriving villages or cities.  This is shown by their plottings, in some of which ground was set apart for such public improvements as might be found in the larger municipalities of their day.  Where some of

these towns were, nothing now remains but the names.  Back of the passing of each of them there has been a cause that may not have been foreseen by its founder. . That Guernsey county has lost a township is not generally known.  It was one of the last to be formed. On December 9, 1847, the county commissioners adopted a resolution ordering a new township to be set apart in Guernsey county, to be composed of parts of Richland and Seneca townships.  This was before Noble county was organized and the latter township was in Guernsey county. . Township Described. -- The boundaries of the new subdivision, as determined by the commissioners, were as follows:  "Commencing at southwest corner of John Thompson's; thence north to the northwest corner of Jacob Thomas' land adjoining the Wills township line; thence east to the northeast corner of William St. Clair's land, to the Millwood township line; then south to the southeast corner of Jacob Yoho's land in Seneca township; thence due west to place of beginning."  It might require an interpretation in terms of land ownership of the present day to understand this description. However, as a general description, the new township included land now a part of Richland and Millwood townships in Guernsey county and Wayne township in Noble county.

(Source:  "Stories of Guernsey County, Ohio" by William G. Wolfe, 1943, p. 688 (Mr. Wolfe was Superintendent of Guernsey County Schools, 1914-1935 - furnished by William Herbert Yoho to James Robert Yoho) . .

Census:  1850, in Guernsey Co., OH Jacob Yeaho, 85, living with his son, William H. Yoho (Yeaho) William lived next to Reuber Wilson, the son-in-law of Jacob Yoho. . . Will of Jacob Yoho of Guernsey County, Ohio . In the name of the benevolent Father of all, I Jacob Yoho of the County of Guernsey and State of Ohio, being of perfect health, sound mind and memory, and understanding considering the uncertaintly of life, do make this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say, . First - My will is that the expence of my last sickness and funeral expences be first paid. . Second is that all my just debts be paid. . Third is give and bequeath unto my son John Yoho sixty akrs of land of ove my farm of ove the North line in Section No. 12.  The said John Yoho is to have said sixty akers so long as he shall live for the use of his family and at his death said tract of land is to go to his two sons, Peter and Benjamin Yoho. . Forth - My will is that my daughter-in-law Eliza Yoho is to have said sixty akers of the balance of my place just where her and my son Henry Yoho can agree upon it so long as she does live and at her death said sixty akers is to go to my grandson Jacob Morgan son of John Morgan. . Fifth - And the balance of my land is to go to my son William H. Yoho and my grandson James William Yoho to be divided equally as they can agree between them two selves, their heirs and assigns forever. . Sixth - I do devise that my grandson James William Yoho shall not inherit part of my land or the propriatory thereof until he shall come of full age 21. . Seventh - I give and devise unto my son James Yoho the some of one dollar. . Eighth - Also I give and devise unto my son Jacob Yoho one dollar. . Ninth - I give and devise unto the heirs of Mary Carpenter my daughter the sum of one dollar. . Tenth - I give and devise unto Elinor Watson wife of John Watson the sum of thirty dollars. . Eleventh - I will and bequeath unto Eliza Watson wife of James Watson the sum of thirty dollars. . Twelth - I give and bequeath unto Barberry Hage wife of Joseph Hage the sum of one dollar. . Thirteenth - I also will and bequeath unto Sarah Wilson wife of Ruben Wilson the sum of thirty dollars. . Fourteenth - I will and bequeath unto Nancy Morgan wife of John Morgan a not of hand I hold against the said John Morgan calling for thirty dollars twenty five cents. . Fifteenth - I also devise that and unto my Executors hereinfater named that they shall have all my personal property at my decease and shall pay to my heirs the several sums annexed to their names at or within one year from my decease. . Sixteenth - My will is that if my grandson shall die before he comes of age the said Henry Yoho is to have his part of land by paying James William Yoho's two sisters ten dollars each when they come of age. . Seventeenth - Last by. I do hereby constitute and appoint William H. Yoho and Ruben Wilson of the County of Guernsey and State of Ohio to be the Executors of this my last will and testament Revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofor made. In testimony whereof I have unto set my hand and seal 25th day of July 1848. Jacob Yoho his x mark (Source: Gurnsey Co., OH records - furnished by Hugh L. Yoho) . . Problem:  Whose son was the grandson, James William Yoho, mentioned in the will of Jacob Yoho? . . Location of the Yoho Cemetery . The Yoho Cemetery at Batesville, Independence Co., OH is located at the upper end of Seneca Lake.  It is (or was) located on a spit of land on the shoreline, between Routes 147 and 513 [Note: Some say this is Noble Co., OH. REH].  The graves were being eroded away by the action of the lake waves. .

 

110.  Captain John Baker is the same as person number 64.

 

111.  Elizabeth Adams Sullivan is the same as person number 65.

 

120.  John King was born about 1762. 

 

John King had the following children:

 

            60        i.          John King Sr.

 

122.  Johann George Yeager was born on 12 Mar 1761 in Germany.  He died in 1848 in Butler Co, OH.  He was married to Elizabeth Gowers.

 

123.  Elizabeth Gowers was born about 1767.  She died on 14 Aug 1849 in Butler Co, OH. 

 

Johann George Yeager and Elizabeth Gowers had the following children:

 

            61        i.          Christena Yeager.

 

 

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

128.  George Perilous Baker was born in 1715.  He has reference number 1668 & 1692.  He was married. 

 

George Perilous Baker had the following children:

 

                        i.          Jacob Baker died in 1836.

                        ii.         Beulah Baker. 

                        iii.        Peter Baker. 

                        iv.        Hannah Baker. 

                        v.         Henry Baker was born in 1733 in Prussia.  He died in 1807.

            64        vi.        Captain John Baker.

                        vii.       George Baker was born in 1749.

 

130.  Doctor Sullivan has reference number 1670 & 1694.  He served in the military in Revolutionary War.  Was a doctor of American soldiers during the

Revolutionary War.  He was the first medical doctor west of the Allegheny Mountains.

 

Doctor Sullivan had the following children:

 

            65        i.          Elizabeth Adams Sullivan.

 

162.  Joseph Tomlinson Sr was born on 12 Oct 1712 in Ireland.  He died on 1 Dec 1797 in Grave Ck, Marshall Co, VA.  He was married to Rebecca Swearingen on 21 Oct 1738 in Arundel Co, MD.

 

163.  Rebecca Swearingen was born in 1716.  She died in 1797. 

 

Joseph Tomlinson Sr and Rebecca Swearingen had the following children:

 

            81        i.          Drusilla Tomlinson.

                        ii.         James Tomlinson was born on 6 Nov 1742.

                        iii.        Captain Joseph Tomlinson Jr was born on 12 Oct 1745 in MD.  He died on 30 May 1825.  He was buried in Mt Rose Cem,  Moundsville, WV.  He served in the military in Revolutionary War.  Ohio County, VA Land Records 1784 & 1786.  Will written 24 OCT 1824, bk 2, pg 262, Ohio Co, VA.

 

From "HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY,"  Vol. I, page 742.  Brant & Fuller, 1890.

 

   Joseph Tomlinson, Jr., the first white settler where Moundsville now stands, was born in Maryland, October 12, 1745, the son of Joseph Tomlinson, who was born in Ireland, October 12, 1712. Joseph, Jr., married Elizabeth Harkness, who was born in Maryland, March 2, 1754, and they emigrated and discovered Grave Creek mound, and settled in the flats of that stream in the year 1770.  About 1795 he laid out a town, and named it Elizabethtown in honor of his wife, and this name was in use until the town was consolidated with Moundsville in 1866.  The children of Joseph, Jr., were Robert; Drusilla, wife of Hezekiah Bukey; Samuel, Joseph, Isaac; Mary, wife of John Kinnard; Lucy, wife of Samuel Riggs, and afterward of Isaac Hoskinson; Elizabeth, wife of Joseph McMahon; Nathaniel and Jesse.  Nathaniel became a farmer, enlisted in the war of 1812, and married Margaret Ransom, by whom he  had two children, Alfred Tomlinson, now a prosperous farmer near Moundsville, and Ellen C., wife of William Alexander.  Margaret (Ransom) Tomlinson, who died at the home of son-in-law, Judge Alexander, November 17, 1879, was one of the most widely known and  esteemed ladies of the county.  She was a daughter of William Ransom, a native of county Armagh, Ireland, who married June 11, 1790, to Eleanor Carr, a native of Berkeley county, Va., born January 7, 1771.  They came to Moundsville  in 1799, and the father died here March 13, 1804, and the mother, December 29, 1857. Alfred Tomlinson, above referred to, has devoted his life to agriculture, and is one of the most highly regarded citizens of this region.  He was born near Moundsville, October 5, 1822.  He was married in 1851 to Mary D., daughter of James D. Morris, and they have two children, James M., and Mary, wife of Rev. M. F. Comptonm a Methodist minister, of New York city.  Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.       (Linda Fluharty)

 

                        iv.        Samuel Tomlinson was born in 1747.  He died in Fort Henry, Wheeling, WV.

                        v.         Lucy Tomlinson was born in 1749.  She died in 1837.

                        vi.        Nathaniel Tomlinson was born in 1750.

                        vii.       Benjamin Tomlinson was born on 11 Dec 1752.  He died in 1838.

                        viii.      Jesse Tomlinson was born in 1753.  He died in 1840.  He was buried in Mt Rose Cem, Moundsville, WV.

                        ix.        Rebecca Tomlinson was born on 14 Feb 1754.  She died in 1825.

                        x.         John Tomlinson was born in 1756.

 

166.  Thomas Adamson was born on 23 Dec 1717 in Camden, Haddonfield Co, NJ.  He was married to Mary Burson.

 

167.  Mary Burson was born on 9 May 1721 in Montgomery Co, PA. 

 

Thomas Adamson and Mary Burson had the following children:

 

            83        i.          Mary Adamson.

 

216.  John Michael Yoho26,33,8 was born about 1678 in Switzerland.  He died between 1729 and 1735 in Sulzthal, Alsace.  He has reference number 1664 & 1688.  Meat Cutter, lived Sulzthal, Alsace, served as a soldier in Alsace.

 

Yoho Family in America.  For many years various members of the Yoho family have been working to record the genealogy and family history of their family.  Among these researchers who have published or shared their findings in one form or another are:  Denver Clayton Yoho, Hugh Leymone Yoho, Sullivan Blair Yoho, James Robert and Vivian Yoho, Ada (Smith) Finnicum and Ethel L. Briggs, Alvah John Washington Headlee, Glen Allan Lincicome and others including Eloyce Parsons Trader, Catherine Fedorchak, Dr Timothy P Yoho, Iven Garner Yoho, Thomas Vernon Anderson, Richard Henthorn, and Clarice  Eller Stanley.

 

                               23 Sep 1934 Family Reunion

 

Family reunions have been held many times.  From a hand written copy of a 23 p 1934 newspaper clipping we find:  Yoho Family has its annual reunion of the Yoho family, one of Marshall County's largest and best known names.  It will be held in Paden Park, Paden City tomorrow.  Hundreds of members of the clan are expected to attend, including many from distant points.  Among the notables who are scheduled to speak are:  Governor H.G. Kump, Robert G. Kelly, Chairman of the Democractic Executive Committee, Robert L. Ramsay and Carl G. Bachmann Democratic and Republican nominees respectively for Congress from this district.  Earl Francis Post No. 3 American Legion will send its Drum and Bugle Corps to the event while the Citizens Band of this city will be on hand for a concert.  A basket dinner will be enjoyed.  Denver Clayton Yoho writes:  The largest Yoho Reunion that I know of, was held at Paden City, Wetzel County, WV in 1934.  There were a large number of descendants to Peter and Henry Yoho present. My grandfather, Charles Yoho of Ona, WV was in attendance.  He said that it was related at the reunion that the family originated in Switzerland and migrated to Germany where they lived a generation or so.  Then they moved to Holland for another generation before coming to Baltimore, MD.  There were 7 brothers wearing wooden shoes.  Two of these brothers settled in Pennsylvania, two went to Virginia/West Virginia, two went to New York, and one went to Ohio and was killed by Indians before having any children. Tradition in the Parsons family of Ohio Co., VA is that Johannas Joho (Jonathan Yoho) settled on Fish Creek in what is now Marshall Co.,  WV. Clarice V. Eller Stanley attended the 1934 Reunion.  She was with her father and mother, Berrell and Florence Blake Eller and her 2 younger brothers, Charles V. Eller and Ralph N. Eller.

 

                                  Other Reunions 

 

A Yoho Reunion was held at the Bruce Park, New Martinsville, WV on Saturday, 20 Jun 1992.  The 1993 reunion was held at the same location on  Saturday, 19 Jun 1993.  There has  been a reunion every year since 1992 on the 3rd Saturday in June.

 

There is a Yoho Family Association which published "The Yoho Newsletter," Vol. 2, No. 1 in April 1993.  This newsletter has been published once a year since 1993.  The association address at that time was: Vicki Hodgeman, 10 Hickory Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041 (President) or Robert Coffield; 812 North Main Drive, New Martinsville, WV 26155 (Editor).

 

                                   Published Works

 

"George Lemley and wife Catherine Yoho and their descendants for two centuries" by Alvah John Washington Headlee (1902-), Morgantown, WV: Headlee, 1975. 219 p. Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.L547 1975.  Dewey Decimal: 929/.2/0973. Includes index.

 

"My Mother's people" by Glen Allan Lincicome (1932-), Urbana, Ohio (454 1/2 Scioto St., Urbana, OH 43078) : G.A. Lincicome, 1986. Library of Congress Call Number: CS71.P69 1986.  Dewey Decimal: 929/.2/0973 cd19. Includes index. .

 

"Charlie Yoho--his family: 200 years along the Ohio River" by Denver Clayton Yoho (1913-), index by Mrs. Carol Hassig. Gallipolis, OH (Rt. 3, Box 202, Gallipolis, OH 45631) : D.C. Yoho [1982] 311p.  Library of Congress Call Number:  CS71.Y537 1982. Dewey Decimal: 929/.2/0973 dc19.  Includes index.   John Michael Yoho.  John Michael Yoho was a meat cutter.

 

"The Descendants of Henry Yoho & Annabelle Buchanan" compiled by Richard E Henthorn and T. Vernon Anderson.  This volume was completed in 1987 with the help of many others.  Copies were placed in the Moundsville and New Martinsville Library.  The original volume was 375 pages.  In 1998 this work was redone and the finished volume contained 554 pages because of the contributions of Sullivan Blair Yoho.  Copies of this volume were given to Sullivan Blair Yoho, Denver Clayton Yoho, and Clarice Eller Stanley.  A fourth copy was sold at the Yoho reunion.  My mother purchased this copy at the silent auction.  Clarice donated her copy to the DAR Library in Washington, DC.

 

Dr. Tim P. Yoho, Chairman & Professor of Biology @Lock Haven University Yoho Family Newsletter, 1995

     According to a report by Martin Joho, who lives in Auenstein, my citizen community, which is a small village at the river Aarau in the canton Aargau, the Joho family has lived there at least since 1585. But there is information of other Joho families in Thalheim 1498 to 1800. Schinznach-Dorf since 1527, Villernachen 1592 to 1800, Horen Estate in Kuttigen since 1577 and Suhr since 1660.  Today, Johos are citizens of Auenstein, Bettwil and Schinznach-Dorf.  By the way, I do not know anything about Johos in Germany."

     In a follow up e-mail, I asked Felix about the location of villages which he cited in the previous message.  He responded as follows: "You asked me about the geography in Switzerland.  These small villages are located in the Canton Aarau near Aarau, which is the captial of this Canton.  All these villages are near Aarau and all are quite small.  So you must have a good map of Switzerland to find them.  The Canton Aargau is between Bern and Zuerick at the river Aarau, which goes to the river Rhine at the border to Germany.  By the way Endingen (where Werner lives) is also in Canton Aargau.  I may send you the documentation about the Joho family, but it is written in German and I do not know if you understand it or if you know someone who is able to translate it."

     I received information from Felix and had the information translated from German.  Generally, the information he provided me is a historical sketch of the community of Auensten.  Following are some excerpts from that material:

     The village of Auenstein was first named after Count von Gowenstein. From 1212 to 1300 the village was named Gowenstein.  From 1317 to 1542, it went from the name Gowenstein to Gauenstein, and today it is call Auenstein.

     The original water castle was built around the eleventh century by the Habsburger empire.  The first time it was mentioned was when the Count of Gowenstein became the owner in 1212.  The community of Auenstein belonged to the castle.  The count governed the entire community and had his own court system.  The Herren von Rynach built the first church in Auenstein in 1302.  The castle burned in 1389 when it was attacked by the Austrians and Berners.

     Before 1250, there were no family names.  In the following years, family names showed up as combinations between first names, middle names, professions and where they lived.  The first records of the people were kept in 1803, and these are the same that they use today. The village registry from 1824-25 listed twenty families with the name Joho.

     On the basis of the information sent by Felix, it appears that the Joho name goes back to at least 1498 in Switzerland.  The fact that the locations given by Felix are close to the German border suggests that some family members may have temporarily settled in Germany from Switzerland, but most of the family remained in Switzerland.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this letter, the missing piece of the puzzle is somewhere in Switzerland.  The challenge is to establish a link between Johannes and Susanne Joho and the family line now in Switzerland.

 

He was married to Susanna Gelker in 1703 in Alsace.

 

217.  Susanna Gelker26 was born in 1680 in Matsall, Lorraine, Alsace.  She has reference number 1665 & 1689. 

 

John Michael Yoho and Susanna Gelker had the following children:

 

                        i.          John Conrad Yoho was born in Aug 1705.  He died on 29 Mar 1729.

            108      ii.         Johannes Yoho.

                        iii.        Anna Maria Margaretha Yoho was born in 1714.  Anna Maria Margaretha Yoho was confirmed in 1729.

                        iv.        John Michael Yoho was born about 1718.  He died on 27 Jan 1735.

 

218.  Theobald Lau26 was born in 1680 in Sulzthal, Lembach Parish, Alsace.  He has reference number 1666 & 1690.  Blacksmith, lived Sulzthal, Alsace.

 

219.  Margaretta. 

 

Theobald Lau and Margaretta had the following children:

 

            109      i.          Susannah Catherine Lau.

 

244.  Joseph Yeager was born on 28 Sep 1739 in Germany.  He died on 2 Feb 1838 in Masontown, Fayette Co, PA.  He was buried in Jacobs Lutheran Ch, Masontown, PA.  He was married to Catirina Elisabett Becker.

 

245.  Catirina Elisabett Becker was born on 21 Jul 1743 in Germany.  She was buried in Jacobs Lutheran Ch, Masontown, PA.  She died in Masontown, Fayette Co, PA. 

 

Joseph Yeager and Catirina Elisabett Becker had the following children:

 

                        i.          Christenia Yeager was born in 1756 in Monongalia Co, VA.  She died in 1824 in Monongalia Co, VA.

            122      ii.         Johann George Yeager.

 

 

NINTH GENERATION

 

326.  Van Swearingen.  He was married to Elizabeth Walker.

 

327.  Elizabeth Walker. 

 

Van Swearingen and Elizabeth Walker had the following children:

 

            163      i.          Rebecca Swearingen.

 

490.  Johann Nicholas Becker was born on 19 Dec 1701 in Framersheim Rhineland, Germany.  He died on 27 Dec 1762 in Shenandoah Co, VA.  He was married to Maria Appollonia Bayer on 25 Oct 1738 in Framersheim, Rhineland, Germany.

 

491.  Maria Appollonia Bayer was born on 25 Feb 1712 in Germany.  She died about 1762 in Shenandoah Co, VA. 

 

Johann Nicholas Becker and Maria Appollonia Bayer had the following children:

 

            245      i.          Catirina Elisabett Becker.

 

 

TENTH GENERATION

 

980.  Johann Peter Becker was born about 5 Nov 1671 in Framersheim, Rhineland, Germany.  He died on 10 Jun 1748 in Framersheim Rhineland, Germany.  He was married to Anna Petronell Wendel on 15 Jan 1697 in Germany.

 

981.  Anna Petronell Wendel was born on 24 Sep 1678 in Framersheim, Germany.  She died on 15 Feb 1752 in Framersheim Rhineland, Germany. 

 

Johann Peter Becker and Anna Petronell Wendel had the following children:

 

            490      i.          Johann Nicholas Becker.

 

982.  Andreas Bayer.  He was married. 

 

Andreas Bayer had the following children:

 

            491      i.          Maria Appollonia Bayer.

 

 

Prepared by:

T. Vernon Anderson

79 Blayney Avenue

Triadelphia, WV  26059

304-909-0187

vernanderson@comcast.net

 

SOURCES

 

1.  Deaths, WV online records, Culture & History Center.

2.  Tri-Country Researcher.  Jan 1997 pg 8.

3.  Ibid.  Jan 1997 pg 8.

4.  Ibid.  Jan 1997 pg 8.

5.  Ibid.  Jan 1997 pg 8.

6.  Ibid.  Jan 1997 pg 8.

7.  Ibid.  Jan 1997 pg 8.

8.  Richard E Henthorn.

9.  Death Records, Putnam Co, WV.  bk 1 pg 23.

10.  Death Records, Marshall Co, WV.  bk 1 pg 28.

11.  Ibid.  bk 2 pg 190.

12.  Ibid.  bk 1 pg 80.

13.  Ibid.  bk 2 pg 122.

14.  Ancil David Baker.

15.  Death Records, Wetzel Co, WV.  bk A-D pg 49.

16.  World Family Tree.  Vol 7, Tree 4735.

17.  DAR Patriot Index.  Vol I pg 768.

18.  History of the Panhandle - 1879.  pg 361-3.

19.  Denver Clayton Yoho.  "The Indians Wars", April 1995.

20.  Pension Application.  National Archives.

21.  Howard L Leckey.  Ten Mile Country and it's Pioneer Families.  pg 28, 38.

22.  Milo Floyd Cooper.  His hand written family history given to me by William Franklin Torres.

23.  DAR Patriot Index.  Vol I pg 29.

24.  Ohio Valley Richmonds, Their Kith & Kin.

25.  History of the Panhandle - 1879.  pages 361-3.

26.  Denver Clayton Yoho.

27.  Brant & Fuller, 1890.  History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Vol I.  pg 669-71.

28.  History of the Panhandle - 1879.  pg 361-3.

29.  Howard L Leckey.  Ten Mile Country and it's Pioneer Families.  pg 38.

30.  Yoho, Timothy P, Dr.

31.  DAR Patriot Index.  Vol I pg 768.

32.  Howard L Leckey.  Ten Mile Country and it's Pioneer Families.  pg 28, 38, 136.

33.  Yoho, Timothy P, Dr.  Yoho Newsletter.

 

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