Wms Co. Ties A-Z


Williams County Ties 

 Gleanings from Commerative Biographical Record, Northwestern Ohio Including Defiance, Henry, Williams, and Fulton, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co,1899

Compiled by Pamela Lash  


P240 - Clark Backus (b. 17 Jan 1820, Hampton Twp, Windham Co, CT)

Grandfather Calvin Backus

Parents Chester and Sarah Holt Backus; children: Clark, Caroline Fletcher (Harris), dec, Sarah Ladd (JC); he d. 1831, CT

Came to Bridgewater Twp, Wms Co spring 1838

M Susan Heritage, Mar 1843; she b. England; d/o Richard and Joanna Bragington Heritage; came to Seneca Falls, NY then to Wms Co 1841; children: John, Eliza McKinzy, Mary A. Strickland (J), Emma Madison (J), Susan, Joseph, dec, James, Amelia, dec

Children - Caroline Cook (David), Emma Lantz (J),, Sarah Osborn (H), CW, Orville J, Leonard C, Frank M, 2 infants dec


P473 - Clarence Betts (b. 1 June 1858, Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH)

Grandfather - John L. Betts, Wms Co settler; d Apr 1898

Father - Hiram Betts (see below)

M Lillian Snyder, 1 June 1882, d/o Amos Snyder of Evansport

Children - Mabel, Grace, Florence


P218 - Hiram T. Betts (b. 12 May 1833, Trenton, NJ)

Father John L. Betts, b 21 Jan 1803, Nova Scotia; d. Apr 1898; m Sarah A. Pryor, 25 Apr 1826, NY City; she b. 28 June 1806, Philadelphia, PA; 1846 to OH settling in German Twp, Fulton Co, OH; 1848 to Stryker, OH; 1855 to NY; 1856 to Fulton Co, OH; she d. 28 Apr 1883, Springfield Twp; children: 2 infants dec, John, Margaret, George, Hiram T, James, Clara, Robert, Albert

M Mrs. Mary Ann Thurston, 22 Aug 1854, Springfield Twp, Wms Co; widow of Samuel M. Thurston; d/o Matthias Appleman; she b. 5 Nov 1816, Columbia Co, PA

Children Franklin T. and Clarence R.


P328 - Eliel Taylor Binns (b. 16 Sept 1850, Westfield, Medina Co, OH)

Grandfather - William Binns of Bury, England, 50 miles NE of Liverpool

Father - Samuel Binns came to US 1838, first in New York City; 1842 to Westfield, Medina Co, OH; d. 12 June 1889; m. 1836, Ellen Taylor; children: Eliza Murphy (James), William (Lois Ford), Sarah (Otis Ford), Eliel Taylor, Ella Vail (James)

Came to Bryan, OH 1871

M1 Allie N. Waler, 16 Sept 1879; she d. 3 May 1880

M2 Rhoda E. Lane, 20 Apr 1882; children: Laura, Mildred


P126 - Melvin Morreli Boothman, Judge (b. 16 Oct 1846, Jefferson Twp, Wms Co, OH); CW Vet Co H 38th OVI

Grandfather Robert Boothman W1812 vet as British soldier; settled in Hubbard, Trumbull Co, OH; went to New Orleans, LA where died 1820 of yellow fever; m Eliza in OH; as widow married Ludwig Miller/Lemuel Micheltree of Pulaski Twp, Wms Co

Father Lemuel Boothman, b1818, Trumbull Co, OH; to Jefferson Twp, Wms Co fall 1842; m Melisendra Hart, Wms Co; to Bryan 1872; children: Adelina Thomas (John), Melvin M, Emily L Hyatt (AR), Louis K (Alice Kerr), Rollin E (Mary E. Countryman), Elery C (Eliza J. Starr; Mary E. Shelley), Julian W (May Ely), Maria, William M (Constance Eager), infant dec

M Angie Bushong, June 1871; d/o Jacob and Hannah Bushong of Jefferson Twp, Wms Co

Children Ernest H (b 28 Apr 1872), Grace (b. 16 Apr 1874), Dale M (b. 17 Feb 1877), Jean Bessie (b. 5 Sept 1881)


P440 - John Borton (b. 4 Sept 1820, NJ)

Grandfather - Benjamin Borton, W1812 Vet

Parents - Bethuel and Rebecca Clifton Borton, of NJ; he b. 2 Jan 1782; widow came to Wms Co 1836; she b. 17 Sept 1786; d.1859; Quakers; children - Charity Mason(J), Mary Borton (S), Benjamin, dec, Nathan, dec, Rebecca Borton (J), Bethuel, dec, Reuben, dec, Job, dec, John, Martha Ely (A), Samuel of Fulton Co, OH; Samuel and John only ones living c1899

M1 Elizabeth A. Taylor, b.17 Dec 1818, d/o John and Elizabeth Peacock Taylor

Children - 2 dec as infants Reuben and Job, Susanna Harlan(George) Tule (E), William, John, Martha Lyon (Nathaniel), Sarah Mann (O) Kosier(David), Elizabeth Pancost(G), Rebecca Hutchison(G), Mary Mason (J); she d. 5 July 1887

M2 Mrs. Rebecca Wise, Dec 1887, widow of Solomon Wise and mother to Lee, Ermie, Lawrence, Bessie; she b. 8 Aug 1845, Mahoning Co, OH, d/o Edward and Catherine Hurst McLean of Stark Co, OH

Child - Grace, b. 6 Oct 1888


P64 - Charles Alexander Bowersox, Judge (b. 16 Oct 1846, St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co)

Grandparents Christian Bowersox (d. Baltimore, MD) and Mary Bowersox (d. 1858, Wms Co); children John Warner, David (Martha Breckenridge), Eliza Cornell (Benjamin)

Parents John Warner and Mary Jane Breckenridge Bowersox; he(10 Jan 1808, Frederick Co, MD - 14 Apr 1889 @81Y 4M); she d 1867 @60Y; to Adams Co, PA 1828; to Canton, Stark Co, OH 1831; to St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co Oct 1838; both buried Edgerton, OH; children James Grier (Salina Hall), John Wesley (Amelia Yeager), Mary Emmeline (Jairus Casebeer; Daniel W. Weitz), Nancy Ellen, Eliza Letitia, dec, Charles Alexander, Francis Ansbury, dec

M Laura A. Jarvis, 10 June 1875, d/o Samuel and Laura Jarvis of Westerville, OH

Children Charles Rudolph (28 Mar 1886), Helen (18 Aug 1896)


P359 - Charles J. C. Boynton (b. 14 Apr 1831, ME)

Parents - Alpheus W, and Sarah Stockbridge Boynton, ME natives; she d. 1836; came to Maumee, OH 1837; 1841 moved to Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH; he d. 22 Feb 1875

He married 4x

M. Mary Clampitt, 1857; she d. 1860

Children - Sarah E. Thompson (Bartlett), infant dau dec.

M2 Catherine Kennedy, 11 Dec 1862; native of Ashland Co, OH; d/o GW and Charlotte Glesner Kennedy of Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH; he d. 1877; she d. 1852

Children - Alpheus W., Heman C, Horace D, Dora, Josephine


P588 - John A. Brown (b. 6 July 1850, Center Twp, Wms Co, OH)

Parents Nicholas and Sarah McManus Brown; from PA to Center Twp 1847; he d. Sept 1895; she living c1899; children - William, James dec, John, Mary Jordan (Ellis), Andrew T

M Mary J. Stockman, 30 Apr 1871, d/o Ephraim Stockman

Children - Clara, Andrew  

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