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Goodwin Elizabeth [Female] b. ABT. 1620 England - d. 1673 CT

b. about 1620, England; d. 1673, CT. Departed England in the 'Lyon' Jun. 22, 1632, and arrived in New England Sep. 16, 1632 with her parents.

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Crow John [Male] b. 1606 England - d. 16 JAN 1685/86 Hartford, Hartford Co, CT

b. 1606, England; d. Jan. 16, 1686, Hartford, CT. Son of John Crow. His name appears on Hartford's Founders Monument. To New England by 1635, possibly aboard the 'Lion,' settling at Hartford, CT, then Hadley, MA where he was freeman 1666. He returned to Hartford by 1676. Married second about 1640, probably at Hartford, CT. No information on his first marriage is available.

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Crow John [Male] d. 1667

Died at sea in West Indies trade. Merchant and seaman of Fairfield, CT. Left no wife or children.

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Preston John [Male] b. 31 JUL 1686 Hadley, Hampshire Co, MA - d. 2 MAR 1727/28 South Hadley, Hampshire Co, MA

John is said to have been "the first person buried on the south side of Mount Holyoke." Son of John PRESTON and Sarah GARDNER. Married Dec. 2, 1714.

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Smith Darius [Male] b. 3 OCT 1744 South Hadley, Hampshire Co, MA - d. 11 AUG 1820 Masonville, Delaware Co, NY

b. Oct. 3, 1744, South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA; d. Aug. 11, 1820, Masonville, Delaware Co., NY. His grave marker gives birth year as 1746. Married at South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA to Lydia WHITE (b. 1760, Hampshire Co., MA; d. Mar. 1837, Masonville, Delaware Co., NY), daughter of Jonathan WHITE and Lydia RUGG. The birth order of daughters Mary and Louisa is uncertain, their birth years not being located. Children of Darius and Lydia SMITH: Darius H. married first Hannah ELMER, and second Elizabeth; Bernice (son) married Emilia; Louisa married Ambrose BENNETT; Hazor married Elizabeth 'Betsy' WELLS; Justin M.; and Phineas White married first Angleine, second Lucretia M. HAIGHT, and third Electa WELLS. Note that undocumented sources name other children, including Lydia; Prudence; Sylvester; Emma; Mary; Tamesin White; and Tirzah.

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Smith Simeon [Male] b. ABT. 1765

Simeon - b. by 1765, being over 45 in 1810 census. From a letter written Jan. 25, 1875 by Smith MERRILL, son of Tamma (SMITH) and Allen MERRILL: "My mothers name was Tammie Smith her Fathers name was Simeon Smith her older brother bore his Fathers name he went ???? Canada." Both Simeon, Sr. and Jr. are found in the 1810 and 1820 Censuses of Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., NY. A Sally SMITH, wife of Simeon SMITH, died Mar. 5, 1849 at age 74, and was buried in Wyoming Village Cemetery.

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Partridge Mehitable [Female]

Mehitable married Nathaniel DWIGHT (they became great grandparents of Rev. Timothy DWIGHT, President of Yale 1795-1817)

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Grant Ulysses Simpson President [Male] b. 1822 - d. 1885

18th U. S. President, General of the Army (Lt. Gen. during Civil War), and author of his Memoirs (1885)

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Pearl Lawrence [Male] b. 28 AUG 1793 Frederick Co, MD - d. 26 OCT 1868 Deavertown, Morgan Co, OH

General Notes:
In the 1820 Greene Co., PA Census, LAURENCE PERL is listed in
Greene Twp., among "Free Coloured Persons":
1 male 0-14; 1 male 26-45; 3 females 0-14; 1 female 26-45.

(Basel & Daniel PEARL are listed in Wayne Twp., also among
"Free Coloured Persons". NO CONNECTION ESTABLISHED.)

In the 1830 Greene Co., PA Census, LAURENCE PEARL is listed as a "Free
Colored Person" with 1 male 10-20; 1 male 36-55; 4 females <10; 3 females 10-24; 1 female 30-40 is "Free White".

(Bazel Pearl has 1 male 10-24; 1 male 26-55; 1 female <10; 2 females 10-24; 1 female 24-36; 1 female 55-100.)

Lawrence Pearl bought land in Whitely Twp., Greene Co., PA, April 1828. He sold the land to Conrod Clovis on 8 Dec 1836.

"Lawrence Pearl of the County of Green and State of Pennsylvania" bought 80 acres of land on 30 Dec 1836 from John Conaway and wife, Casalina, for $600 in Morgan Co., Ohio.

1850 Census for Morgan Co., OH:
LAWRENCE PEARL, 57, male, Farmer, $1,000, MD
Susanna, 55-f, MD
Catherine, 27-f, PA
Mary, 23-f, PA
Elizabeth, 21-f, PA
Benedict, 18-m, PA
Lawrence, 17-m, PA
John J., 14-m, PA
William, 12-m, OH
Francis, 10-m, OH


Susanna Nichols Pearl died 23 Feb 1852, Deavertown, Morgan Co., OH.

Lawrence Pearl married Margaret MARSHALL Welch, born Maryland.
(Early Pearls in Maryland married Marshalls. - Ann, d/o Robert, m. William Marshall.)

1860 Census for Morgan Co., OH:
LAWRENCE PEARL, 68, male, Farmer, $1,800, $400, MD
Margaret, 55-f, MD
Francis H. (X.?), 20-m, Farm Laborer, $150, OH
John R.? WELCH, 14-m, OH

Next door to Lawrence & Margaret, is Affadilla DEAVER. She was the second wife of Reuben H. Deaver, the father of Henry T. & Reuben H., Deaver Jr., who married Lawrence's daughters, Sarah Ann & Ruth, respectively. Affidilla Deaver, born MD, is listed among the Underground Railway Operators.

Lawrence Pearl died 26 Oct 1868 in Deavertown, Morgan Co., OH.

THE WILL OF LAURENCE PEARL: In the Name of the Benevolent Father of All.
I Laurence Pearl of York Township, Morgan county, Ohio do make and establish this
my last will and Testament.

1st. I give to my wife MARGARET during her life the House and twenty-seven Acres of ground adjoining thereto situated in York Township, Morgan county Ohio it being the East half of the North East quarter of Section twenty (something illegible) of Range fourteen containing EIGHTY Acres more or less and in addition the reto one black cow and one yearling heiffer and one Pet Pig and two beadsteads and beding one corner coupboard two pictor frames, one rocking chair & three new chairs and the cooking stove and one bureau and sufficient cooking utensils & dishes to be selected by my Executor, four leaf dining table and the carpet in the house.

2nd. I want all the rest of my Personal Property sold by my Executors, without
appraisement and the proceeds thereof to pay my funeral expenses, & debts and the balance to be equally divided among my children and the balance of the real estate not bequeathed to my wife is to be rented out by my Executors during my wife's life & after her death to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided among my children after paying Executor and other expenses necessary.

3d. I do appoint James P. LONGSTRETH and John GOSSMAN my Executors of this My last will and testament.

In tesamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of August
in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Sixty Eight (1868)
Signed and acknowledged by said Laurence Pearl as his last will and testament

(Signed by Laurence Pearl) (Seal)
Martin V. Wood (his mark)
J. M. Weaver



General Notes: The Perrells, and all of the variations of the name came from the British Isles. After the Normans invaded the British Isles in 1066, there eventually came intermarriages. The "root" of the name is the French "pere" meaning father, sire. Perrell (with various combinations of R's and L's), Perrill, Parrill, Perrin, Perrott are some of the many derivations.

We are still uncertain about the Pearl spelling, but they aren't from Spain, as stated in the biography of Francis Marion Pearl. We can only guess that those early Pearls in Massachusetts didn't know how to spell??? Both Daniel Perrell of Falling Waters, West Virginia, and Carolyn Perrell Wilson of Martinsburg, West Virginia, attribute the spelling change to a family feud "way back". More recently some, including one of Daniel's brothers, changed to Pearrell. We note here that the Perrells in West Virginia accent the first syllable of the name--Perr'ell, so it sounds like Pearl. We in Ohio accent the last syllable, so it sounds like Purr--l'. The Perrells of North Carolina pronounce it like the word "peril".
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Lawrence Pearl is buried at St. Dominic's Cemetery, McLuney, Perry Co., Ohio. The church, St. Dominic's, which originally was next to the cemetery, is now in Crooksville, Perry Co., Ohio, & is known as the Church of the Atonement. It is located in the NW 1/4 of Section 25 on the west side of TR 162, 1/2 mile north of Co. Road 84 (Pole Cat Rd.). It sits back from the road, up on a knoll.

On the St. Dominic Cemetery records it says that they were recorded by the Catholic Record Society (appeared in the Catholic Record Society Bulletin in June 1980, Mrs. Betty Bellous and Mrs. Marion Berry on 27 July 1980, Mimi Underwood and Nancy Rains in August 1983, and Norma Ortman and Maxine Fisher on 4 July 1987). The cemetery is in very poor condition, accounting for the differences between the four recordings. Differences have been noted in brackets ( ). It is left up to the researcher to determine which version is correct.
Lawrence's tombstone reads: Lawrence Pearl, died 28 Oct. 1868, age 76 years, 2 months, born 28 Aug. 1792, There is also a paragraph on the bottom of the tombstone which I couldn't read. Someone said that the tombstone said that he was born in Frederick Co., Md.
The Church of the Atonement is located at 320 Winter Street, Crooksville, Ohio 43731

Names mentioned in Lawrence Pearl's Will are as follows: John J. Pearl, John Gossman, Lawrence Pearl, Catharine Brecht, Ruth Deaver, Francix X. Pearl, W. A. Pearl, heirs of S. A. Deaver, Susannah Gossman, Mary Springer, Anthony Diss, Eleanore Longstreth.
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Lawrence Pearl bought land in Whitely Twp., Greene Co., PA, 1 April 1828 from Asa Wilson. He sold the land to Conrod Clovis on 8 Dec. 1836.

Property Record of Lawrence Pearl dated 8 Dec. 1836 between Lawrence Pearl of Whitely Twp., in the County of Green, and State of Pennsylvania and Susanna his wife of the one part, and Conrod Clovis of the place aforesaid of the other part. Signed and sealed 8th day of December A.D. 1836.

Lawrence Pearl of the County of Green and State of Pennsylvania" bought 80 acres of land on 30 Dec. 1836 from John Conaway and wife, Casalina, for $600 in Morgan Co., Ohio.
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Montgomery County, Maryland, Marriages, 1798-1875 -- Woman's Name:
Nicholls:
Susanah & Laurence Pearen 4 October 1814
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Will of Lawrence Pearl - Proven August 21, 1879

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I Lawrence Pearl of York Township, Morgan County, Ohio, do make and establish this my last Will and Testament.

I give to my wife, Margaret, during her life the house and twenty-seven acres of ground adjoining thereto situated in York Township, Morgan County, Ohio, it being the East half of the North East quarter of Section Twenty Seven of Township 14, Range fourteen, containing eighty acres more or less and in addition thereto one black cow and one yearling heiffer and one pit pig and two bedsteads and bedding, one corner cupboard, two pictures and frames, one rocking chair, three new chairs, and the cooking stove, and one bureau and sufficient cooking utensils and dishes
to be selected by my executors, one four-leaf dining table and the carpet in the house.

2nd. I want all the rest of my Personal Property sold by my Executors without appraisement and of the proceeds thereof to pay my funeral expenses and debts and the balance to be equally divided among my children and the balance of the real estate not bequeathed to my wife is to be rented out by my Executors during my wife's life and after her death to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided among my children after paying Executors and other expenses necessary.

3rd. I do appoint James P. Longstreth and John Gossman my executors of this my last Will & Testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Sixty Eight (1868).

Signed: Lawrence Pearl

Signed and acknowledged by said Lawrence Pearl as his last Will & Testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.

Signed: Martin V. Wood (his X mark)
Signed: J. M. Weaver

The State of Ohio
Morgan County Probate Court

Personally appeared in open Court J. M. Weaver one of the ________ witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Lawrence Pearl, deceased who being duly sworn according to law to speak the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth in relation to the _____ of said Will depose and says that the paper before him perporting to be the last Will and Testament of Lawrence Pearl now deceased is the Will of said deceased, Lawrence Pearl that he was present at the execution of said Will at the request of the Testator - signed his name to the same as a witness in his presence and that he saw the said Lawrence Pearl, deceased, sign and seal Will and heard him acknowledge the same to be his last Will and Testament. That the said Lawrence Pearl at the time of making, signing, and sealing said Will was of legal age and of sound and disposing mind and memory and under no undue or unlawful restraint whatsoever and that Martin V. Wood the other subscribed witness signed in my presence.
Signed: J. M. Weaver
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this ___day of September AD 1873

Signed: D. C. Pinkerton
Probate Judge
The State of Ohio
Morgan County Probate Court

Personally appeared in open Court Martin V. Wood one of the subscribing witnesses to the last Will & Testament of Lawrence Pearl, deceased, who being duly sworn according to law to speak the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth in relation to the execution of said Will deports and says that the paper before him purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Lawrence Pearl now deceased is the Will of said deceased Lawrence Pearl and that he was present at the execution of said Will at the request of the Testator subscribing his name to the same as a witness in his presence and that he heard him acknowledge the same to be his last Will & Testament, that the said Lawrence Pearl at the time of making, signing and sealing said Will was of legal age and of sound and disposing mind and memory and under no undue or unlawful restraint whatsoever.

Signed by: Martin V. Wood (his mark)

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this 20th day of September AD 1873.

Lawrence Pearl ) David C. Pinkerton, Probate Judge
Will of ) September 20, 1873

The Will of Lawrence Pearl deceased was this day brought before the Court and duly proven by the oaths of J. M. Weaver and Martin V. Wood the subscribing witnesses to the same whose testimony in relation to the execution of said Will was reduced to writing subscribed and sworn to in open Court.

Ordered by the Court that the Will and proof thereof so reduced to writing be filed and recorded.
Signed: D. C. Pinkerton, Judge

Administrator's or Executor's Accounts
James P. Longstreth, Executor of the Estate of Lawrence Pearl - Final Account - Said Executor charges himself as follows:
To: Balance in hands of said Executor at date of last settlement: Debit: $ 311.89
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 10/23/73 to 10/23/74 - 53.33-1/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 11/1/74 to 4/1/76 $94.44-2/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 4/1/76 to 4/1/77 $66.66-2/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 4/1/77 to 4/1/78 $66.66-2/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 4/1/78 to 4/1/79 $66.66-2/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 4/1/79 to 4/1/80 $66.66-2/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 4/1/80 to 4/1/81 $56.66-2/3
To 2/3 Rent of Farm from 4/1/81 to 4/1/82 $36.66-2/3
Total Debits: $819.56

Said executor claims credits as follows:
To wit:

By Amount paid to the following :
1. John J. Pearl, $ 1.35
2. John Gossman, $ 1.35
3. Lawrence Pearl, $1.35
4. Catherine Brecht, $ 1.35
5. Ruth Deaver, $ 1.35
6. Francis X. Pearl, $ 1.35
7. W. A. Pearl, $ 1.35
8. Heirs of S. A. Deaver, $ 1.35
9. Susanna Gossman, $41.05
10. John Gossman, $ 8.36
11. Mary Springer, $48.36
12. John Gossman, $21.33
13. John Gossman, $63.72
14. John Gossman, $20.05
15. J. M. Stanbery, $ 3.00
16. Henry Martin, $10.94
17. Joseph Barryhouse?, $ 2.50
18. Mary Springer, $2.35
19. Mary Springer, $ 2.66
20. John Gossman, $21.32
21. Catherine Brecht, $25.98
22. Anthony Diss, $45.33
23. Heirs of S. A. Deaver, $25.98
24. Eleanor Longstreth, $45.33
25. F. X. Pearl, $25.98
26. Ruth Deaver, $25.98
27. Lawrence Pearl, $25.98
28. John J. Pearl, $25.98
29. J. M. Ebbert-repairs on farm, $33.16
30. Wm. F. Ball, repairs on farm, $30.30
31. H. C. James, repairs on farm, $33.50
32. W. A. Pearl, $25.98
33. Townsend Bro. Tombstone for deceased, omitted by mistake at last settlement, $25.00
34. Taxes omitted by last settlement, $ 6.28
35. Taxes paid, $ 7.36
36. Taxes Paid, $ 7.19
37. Taxes paid, $7.19
38. Taxes Paid, $6.82
39. Taxes Paid, $9.37
40. Taxes Paid, $7.05
41. Taxes Paid, $14.67
42. Taxes Paid, $10.03
43. Taxes Paid, $ 6.06
44. Taxes Paid, $7.45
45. Taxes Paid, $12.58
46. Taxes Paid, $5.43
47. Printers Fees, $ 1.??
48. Auctioneers & Appraisers Fees, $13.75

Totals: Debit $819.56 -- Credit $773.57

Some of the heirs, mentioned in Box 144 in the Court House were: Catharine Brecht and Vincent Brecht, Laurence Pearl and Rebecca Pearl of Brownville, Nebraska, F. X. Pearl, Susannah Gossman and John Gossman, Eleanor Longstreth and James P. Longstreth, Mary Diss and Anthony Diss, Mary Springer (probably daughter of Elizabeth Springer), Reuben and Ruth Deaver, Francis X. Pearl and Sarah M. Pearl, T.(H?) T. Deaver*, Martha Appleman, Minerva Weiner, Mary A. Potts, Matilda Deaver, and Mary A. Deaver, William P. Appleman, John Weiner, and Francis Deaver.
NOTE:*Don't have any idea who this is.

In the box also, there was a slip which said - Joseph Pearl was a son and heir of Laurence Pearl and that he has been absent from the State of Ohio for more than 18 years and hasn't been heard from and is believed to be dead.* 27 Jan. 1883. There was also Wm. A. Pearl and Elizabeth Pearl.
There was a note which said that Laurence Pearl owed Mrs. Soloman Gossman for 20 lbs. of flour. Signed by Lnigilla (sp.?) Gossman.
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Someone who is related to Alexander Pearl back in Md. sent my cousin a bunch of things. There were 2 letters of real interest, however, it turned out to be a dead end. One was to a Mrs. Harrison W. Pearl, 17 Bartlett Ave., Belmont, Mass. from Mrs.
Joe B. Pearl, Route 2, Rogers, Ark., dated May 31, 1954:

Dear Mrs. Pearl:

This is in answer to your letter of May 19 on which you request information about my husband's family. My husband's name is Joe Bernard Pearl. He was born in Caldwell, Kansas, Mar. 26, 1907. His father was Charles Albert Pearl. He was born Jan. 13, 1970 at Junction City, Kansas*. I don't know his mother's date of birth. Her maiden name is Emma Willett. Both parents are dead. The family home is in El Reno, Okla. The husband has two brothers and a sister living. They are of English & French ancestry. An uncle George S. Pearl compiled a genealogy of the family several years ago. I don't know if he completed it or not. He died several years ago. His widow lives in Fort Worth, Texas. You might be able to get some information from her. Hope this meager information will be of some help to you. If there is anything else I can do for you please let me know.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Joe B. Pearl (Mrs. Mary)
The above letter & letter below were written by Sylvia Pearl Inman's relative.
*He was born in Ohio, not Kansas.
Sylvia I called George S. Pearl, Jr. who lives in Dallas, Texas. He said he knows nothing of his father compiling a genealogy of the Pearl family & said he knows nothing of the lineage. You could tell he wasn't interested either. That darn well may be because of the black there. Have you ever contacted him or any of his siblings or did you know anything about this? We have been very stuck on getting anything else. Have you talked to Patricia this year.

Here is the other letter:

Letter dated Sep. 28, 1933, from James Pearl, 3700 Lake Park, Ave., Chicago, Illinois to Mrs. Florence Fender Binkley, 1120 W. 40 St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:

Dear Mrs. Binckley:
You may recall that when you were here I claimed to have had a record of Lawrence Pearl and that I failed to produce it.
I found the record in the letter of one of my correspondents quite accidentally dating back to 1925.
He had met a Charles A. Pearl in Portland, Oregon at that time, who was a grandson of Lawrence Pearl of Morgan Co., Ohio who said Lawrence was born in East Virginia*.
Whether by that he used the word East to distinguish from West Virginia is of course unknown to me.
Your letter mentions Lawrence as having been born in Greene Co., Pa. This Charles A. Pearl may have the records you seek.
Kindly let me have your complete family record as far back as possible at your earliest convenience. Omit nothing.
Sincerely yours
*Lawrence was born in Frederick Co., MD. His daughter Susannah was born in Frederick Co., MD & son Joseph was probably born there also. He was married in Montgomery Co., MD and
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History of Green Co., Pa., 1682-1781 and Biography & Recollection of Rev. Wm. Hanna, published 1882 found in the Western Room at the Washington Co. Free Library in Hagerstown, Maryland, reference 974.88H

Greene Co. was part of Washington Co. until February 9, 1796. After that, Greene Co. had these townships: Morgan and Cumberland organized in July, 1781; Franklin, July 16, 1787; Greene, April, 1782; Richhill, March 13, 1793. Since then, these have been sub-divided into Jefferson, Morris, Aleppo, Dunkard, Monongahela, Springhill, Jackson, Gilmore, Center, Marion, Washington, Wayne, Whiteley, and Perry.
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1820 Census, Greene Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania, Roll #98, pg.354 (next to last sheet on roll):
Perl, Laurence
1 free colored male under 14 - Joseph
1 free colored male 26-45 - Lawrence
3 free colored females under 14 - Susannah, Jr., Sarah, Eleanor
1 free colored female 26-45 - Susannah, Sr.

1830 Census, Whitely Twp., Greene Co., Pennsylvania, Roll #162, pg.162:
Perrill, Lawrence
1 free colored male 36-55 - Lawrence
1 free colored male 10-24 - Joseph
1 free white female 30-40 - Susannah
4 free colored females under 10 - Catherine, Ruth, Mary, Elizabeth
3 free colored females 10-24 - Susannah, Sarah, Eleanor

1840 Census, York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio, Roll #417, pg. 239B:
Pearl, Lawrence
White males:
3 under age of 5 - John, William, Francis
2 between ages 5 & 10 - Lawrence, Jr. & Benedict
1 between ages 20 & 30 - Joseph
1 between ages 40 & 50 - Lawrence, Sr.
White females:
2 between ages 10 & 15- Elizabeth & Mary
3 between ages 15 & 20 - Ruth, Catherine & Eleanor
2 between ages 20 & 30 - Sarah & Susannah, Jr.
1 between ages 40 & 50 - Susannah, Sr.
2 persons engaged in agriculture

1850 Census, York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio, Roll #715, pg.77B, Dwelling #294, Family #503, dated 18 September 1850:
Pearl, Lawrence, m, 57, farmer, $1,000, MD
Susanna, wife, f, 55, can't read, MD
Catherine, dau, f, 27, can't read, PA
Mary, dau, f, 23, can't read, PA
Elizabeth, dau, f, 21, PA
Benedict, son, m, 18(20), PA
Lawrence, son, m, 17, PA
John James, son, 14, attends school, PA
William A., son, m, 12(13), attends school, PA(OH)
Francis, son, m, 10, attends school, PA(OH)

Next door to Lawrence & Margaret is Affadilla DEAVER. She was the second wife of Reuben H. Deaver, the father of Henry T. & Reuben H. Deaver Jr., who married Lawrences's daughter's, Sarah Ann & Ruth, respectively. Affadilla Deaver is listed in the Directory of Underground Railway Operators (http://www.ugrr.org/ur-names.htm). From Deaver researchers Larry Warren & Leslie Maynard: Affadilla, was born Feb. 22, 1808 in Maine, the d/o Nathan and Lyda (Weeks) Moody, who moved to Ohio when Affadilla was nine years old. She married Reuben Deaver Aug 1828 and later was an underground railway agent and abolitionist. The route was known as #9 escape route and started at the Ohio River and converged with routes at Coshocton and then to Canada. Affadilla Moody died Mar 11, 1876 in Morgan County, OH. She is buried at Black Oak Cemetery in Morgan County.

1860 Census, Deavertown P.O., York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio, Roll #1016, Dwelling #2034, Family #1896, Dated 4 August 1860, pg. 282, line __:
Pearl, Lawrence, wm, 68, farmer, $1800, $400, MD
Margaret, 2nd wife, wf, 55, MD
*Francis H., wm, 20, farm hand, OH
**Welch, John, wm, 14, OH
*Francis X. --His middle name is Xavier.
**John Welch is Margaret's son by her previous marriage.

In the 1870 census, Margaret, then widowed, is listed with the John James Pearl family. In the 1880 Census Margaret is listed with P. (James P.) Longstreth & Ellen (Eleanore) Pearl Longstreth. These censuses follow below.

1870 Census, Ohio, York Twp., Morgan Co., Fam.22, pg.253, Dated 11 Aug. 1870:
Pearl, John J., wm, 34, farmer, $1,800, $500, PA
Sarah E., wife, wf, 30, keeps house, DEL
Francis*, son, wm, 6, attends school, WIS
Mary L., dau., wf, 4, WIS
Ella A., dau., wf, 8 mos., OH
Margaret Pearl**, wf, 75**, infirmed at home, MD
*His name is Franklin on other censuses.
**This is Lawrence Pearl's 2nd wife. Her age is 55 in the 1860 Census. Not sure which is correct? See
Lawrence's notes for the 1860 Census.

1880 Census, Ohio, Harrison Twp., Perry Co., Roll 1057, ED206, p.20, l.23, Dwelling #140, Family #149, Dated 16 June 1880:
*Longstreth, P., wm, 60, farmer, OH,PA,PA
**Ellen, wife, wf, keeping house, 59(60?), PA,PA(MD),PA(MD)
Susan E., dau., wf, 34, dressmaker, OH,OHPA
Francis, son, wm, 31, farm hand, OH,OH,PA
Sylvester, son, wm, 27, coal miner, OH,OH,PA
Alva J., son, wm, 24, farm hand, OH,OH,PA
Charles A., son, wm, 18, OH,OH,PA
Lillie C., dau., wf, 14, OH,OH,PA
#Pearl, Margret, wf, 90?, boarder, MD,MD,MD
*His first name is James. It is James P. Longstreth
**Her name is Eleanor.
#2nd wife & widow of Lawrence Pearl. Elsewhere else we have her birth-year given as 1808.
NOTE: On the 1880 FHL Film 1255057 National Archives Film T9-1057, Pg.107D it shows "J. P." Longstreth. On the above census it just showed "P.".

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 28 Aug 1792.

Will: Filed at Morgan Co., Ohio Court House, page 129 & 130.

Census: 1840. York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio

Census: 1820. Greene Twp., Greene Co., Pa.

Census: 1830. Whitely Twp., Greene Co., Pa.

Census: 1850. York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio

Census: 1860. Deavertown P.O., York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio





Sometimes referred to as "free colored" or "mulatto." In later years, family passes as white. Lawrence Pearl's wife , Susannah Nichols, was white.
CREDIT: Linda Cunningham Fluharty

Described as being mulatto and/or free-colored. Married Susannah Nichols, a white woman.

In 1820 & 1830, Lawrence Pearl is also in Greene County with his white wife.

Factually, all we know for certain is that our Lawrence Pearl is listed as Free-Colored in the two censuses.

According to research done by Marlene Bransom, a native of Greene County, PA and a teacher in the Pittsbugh Public Schools, there was a great deal of racial mixing in Greene County in the 1800s. A petition was circulated in an attempt to stop the racial mixing, at which time some families moved from the area to places such as West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio.

Lawrence Pearl had purchased property in Greene County in 1828 and in 1836, he sold the land and moved to Morgan County, Ohio. Colored people in Pennsylvania also lost the right to vote in 1837 and this was not reinstated until after the Civil War. Perhaps the growing anti-colored sentiment influenced the move to Ohio.

Noteworthy here is the fact that with this move, Lawrence CROSSED THE COLOR LINE. In all subsequent censuses, he and his descendants are white.

Because he was very light, did he make a calculated decision to escape from his "colored" heritage? Certainly, life was better and easier for white people. Or did he see himself as white? His family was prosperous landowners in Maryland - - and they owned slaves and were hardly oppressed.

Or in this early time, did he simply go with his color, which was light. Did the census takers in Morgan County, Ohio record "white" as the race because they looked white?

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? Affadilla [Female]

She was the second wife of Reuben H. Deaver, the father of Henry T. & Reuben H., Deaver Jr., who married Lawrence's daughters, Sarah Ann & Ruth, respectively. Affidilla Deaver, born MD, is listed among the Underground Railway Operators.

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Pearl Joseph [Male] b. ABT. 1815 Frederick Co, MD - d. 19 SEP 1884 York Township, Morgan Co, OH

General Notes: Joseph was probably born in Frederick Co., Maryland.
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Joseph Pearl left Ohio and moved to Missouri in 1850. He apparently moved back to Ohio at some point in his life. He could not be located at the time of his father, Lawrence's, death and was presumed dead, but he turned up later in Ohio, as there is a death record for him in Morgan County. Also, it looks like it is Joseph on the 1850 and 1860 Ohio censuses shown below.
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Settlement of Estate of Joseph Pearl, deceased, in Morgan County. Hearing on settlement Tuesday, September 8th, 1885.
NOTICE OF APPRAISEMENT
ESTATE of Joseph Pearl, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given that an inventory and appraisement of the Estate and Property of Joseph Pearl late of Morgan County, deceased, will be taken at the court house in Morgan Township, on the 16th day of February 1884 commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. and continuing from day to day until completed.
Date this 25th day of January 1884.
Signed: William Blenw
Administrator.

The State of Ohio, Morgan County, ss.
William Blen____* on the estate of Joseph Pearl deceased, makes oath that copies of the above notice were posted up in two of the most public places in York Township, in which the deceased last dwelt, on the 25th day of January, A.D. 1884, and that Susannah Gossman and Eleanor Longstreth who reside in Morgan County, were duly notified of the time and place of making such Inventory and Appraisement, not less than five days previous therein.
Signed: William Blenw

Sworn and subscribed in this 16th day of February 1884.
Signed: _____________*
*Can't make out his name. Probate Judge

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Pearl Susannah Elizabeth [Female] b. 8 FEB 1817 Frederick Co, MD - d. 28 MAY 1895 Rose Farm, Morgan Co, OH

General Notes: Church of the Atonement Cemetery Records: Gossman, Susannah, wife of John J. died 20 May 1895, age 79y, 3m,20d.

1820 Census, Greene Twp., Greene County, Pennsylvania, Roll #98, pg.354 (next to last sheet on roll):
Perl, Laurence
1 free colored male under 14 - Joseph
1 free colored male 26-45 - Lawrence
3 free colored females under 14 - Susannah, Jr., Sarah, Eleanor
1 free colored female 26-45 - Susannah, Sr.

1830 Census, Whitely Twp., Greene Co., Pennsylvania, Roll #162, pg.162:
Perrill, Lawrence
1 free colored male 36-55 - Lawrence
1 free colored male 10-24 - Joseph
1 free white female 30-40 - Susannah
4 free colored females under 10 - Catherine, Ruth, Mary, Elizabeth
3 free colored females 10-24 - Susannah, Sarah, Eleanor

1840 Census, York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio, Roll #417, pg. 239B:
Pearl, Lawrence
White males:
3 under age of 5 - John, William, Francis
2 between ages 5 & 10 - Lawrence, Jr. & Benedict
1 between ages 20 & 30 - Joseph
1 between ages 40 & 50 - Lawrence, Sr.
White females:
2 between ages 10 & 15- Elizabeth & Mary
3 between ages 15 & 20 - Ruth, Catherine & Eleanor
2 between ages 20 & 30 - Sarah & Susannah, Jr.
1 between ages 40 & 50 - Susannah, Sr.
2 persons engaged in agriculture

1850 Census, OH, Perry Co., Bearfield Twp., Pgs. 274B & 275A, Lines 42 & 1, 148/148, 11 & 12 Nov. 1850:
Gosman, John J., head, wm, 29, farmer, mar., OH
Susanna E., wife, wf, 32, mar., MD
Matilda A., dau., wf, 7, attends school, OH
Mary M., dau., wf, 6, attends school, OH
Joseph A., son, wm, 4, attends school, OH
Susanna E., dau., wf, 3, OH
Martha E., dau., wf, 4 mos., OH
John & Susanna can't read or write.

1860 Census, Ohio, Deavertown, York Twp., Morgan Co., Roll 1016, pg.539 (lst half) house #2159, l.13, dated 9 August 1860:
Gossman, John, m, 40, farmer, $3,000, $600, OH
Susannah, wife, f, 42(43), OH(MD)
Matilda A., dau, f, 17, domestic, OH
Mary, dau, f, 15, OH
Joseph, son, m, 12, OH
Susannah, dau, f, 10, OH
Martha E., dau, f, 9, OH
John, son, m, 7, OH
Francis A., son, m, 5, OH
Vincent, son, m, 3, OH
Agathy, dau, f, 2, OH

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Pearl John James [Male] b. 8 MAR 1836 Greene Co, PA - d. 27 MAR 1923 Shawnee, Perry Co, OH

General Notes:
He was the son of Laurence & Susannah (Nichols) Pearl, both born in MD. The family moved to Greene County, PA abt 1818 and to Morgan County, Ohio at the end of 1836.

John grew up in Morgan County, Ohio but his whereabouts is not known in 1860.

He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Maris (daughter of Richard F. Maris and Matilda Maris) on 7 May 1863 in Ross County, OH. Sarah Elizabeth Maris was born on 14 Dec 1841 in Delaware. She died on 5 Jan 1890 in Monday Creek Twp., Perry Co., OH.

1870 CENSUS, York Twp., Morgan County, OH - #22, page 253
Pearl, John J., wm, 34, farmer, real estate $1800, personal property $500, b. PA
Sarah E., wife, wf, 30, keeps house, b. DE
Francis, son, wm, 6, attends school, b. Wisconsin
Mary L., dau, wf, 4, b. Wisconsin
Ella A., dau, wf, 8 months, b. OH
*Margaret Pearl, wf, 75, infirmed at home, b. MD

(*Margaret was Laurence Pearl's 2nd wife, John J.'s step-mother.)

1880 CENSUS, Monday Creek Twp., Perry County, Ohio, page 15
Pearl, John, wm, 44, farmer, PA VA MD
Sara, wf, 40, DE OH MD
Franklin, son, wm, 16, single, attends school, mines limestone, Wisconsin
Mary, dau, wf, 14, attends school, OH
Elma, dau, wf, 10, attends school, KY
Edmond, son, wm, 8, attends school, OH
Walter, son, wm, 6, attends school, KY
William, son, wm, 3, OH
Dora C., dau, wf, 9 mos, OH

John & family apparently moved from Morgan County to Perry County before October 1876 when son William A. was born. The property wasn't purchased in Perry County until 1885.

7 MARCH 1885 - John J. Pearl purchased 40 acres of land , known as the N. E. quarter of Section Nine (9) Township fourteen (14), Range Sixteen ( 16) in Monday Creek Twp., Perry Co., OH from Nathaniel B. Hogg & Julia K . Hogg -- his wife, of Allegheny Co., PA.

Record of Deaths, Perry County, OH:
Sarah Eliza Pearl, female - white - date of death, 5 January 1890 - age 49 years, 11 months, 9 days - place of death, Monday Creek Twp. - place of birth, Delaware - cause of death, congestion. Sarah & daughter, Mary L. are buried side by side at St. Patrick's cemetery, Junction City , Perry Co., OH.

Marriage record of John & second wife, Adeline, has not been located.

1900 CENSUS, Monday Creek Twp., Perry County, OH.
Pearl, John J., wm, 64, b Mar 1836, 2nd marr. 5 yrs, PA MD MD
Adeline, wife, wf, 67, b Sep 1832, OH GER MD
Charles A., son, wm, b Jul 1881, single, OH PA OH

1910 CENSUS, Monday Creek Twp., Perry County, OH
Pearl John J., wm. 74, owns farm, OH VA MD
Adeline, wife, wf, 81, OH GER GER
Dora, dau, wf, 28, OH OH DE
Clearence, s/o Dora, wm, 11, attends school, OH ? OH

1920 CENSUS, New Lexington Road, Logan, Monday Creek, Twp., Perry County, OH
Pearl, John J., wm, 83, widower, owns farm, farmer, OH VA VA
Dora C, dau, wf, 40, single, OH OH DE
Clarence A., grandson, wm, 20, sing, laborer, OH OH OH

OBITUARY of John James Pearl, extracted from the New Lexington Herald, Book of Obituaries for 1920-1921, 1922-1923 in library at Junction City, Perry County, OH:

FUNERAL OF JOHN PEARLE
The funeral of John Pearl, 89, who died at his home at Maxwell, last Wednesday evening, was held from St. Patrick's Catholic church at Junction City, Friday morning. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

(John & second wife, Adeline, are buried next to each other. Adeline was buried 24 Feb 1914. Her headstone reads: 1828-1914.)

RECORD OF DEATHS - Perry County, OH
John J. Pearl, married, white, widowed, d. 27 March 1923, age 87, 19 days, place of death - Shawnee, Perry Co., OH, Monday Creek Twp. Place of Birth not filled in. Cause of death: Pulmonary Congestion.

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JOHN J. PEARL
In the name of the benevolent Father of All: I, John J. Pearl, of Monday Creek Township, Perry County, Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

Item 1st. I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my estate.

Item 2nd. I give devise and bequeathe to my daughter, Dora C. Pearl, all the rest and residue of my estate, both real and personal, wheresoever the same may be situated, to be hers absolutely and in fee simple.

Item 3rd. I will and direct that my executrix hereinafter named erect at the grave of my first wife and my daughter, Mary Pearl, who are buried side by side, one monument or marker for both of them to cost not less then twenty-five dollars, and also that said executrix erect at my grave a monument or marker to cost not less than twenty five dollars, and to pay for said two monuments or markers out of any estate that may be left after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, or out of any estate that may come into the hands of my said executrix.

Item 4th. I hereby nominate and appoint my daughter Dora C. Pearl to be the executrix of this my last will and testament, she to serve without bond, and I hereby authorize and empower my said executrix, if it becomes necessary to pay my debts, to sell all or any part of my real estate or personal property, at either public or private sale, and for such price and upon such terms of credit or otherwise as she may deem best, and deed or deeds to make to the purchaser or purchasers, without the intervention or order of any court, and she may divide the same into different tracts and sell in that manner, or may sell all in one tract.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, at Lexington, Ohio, this 27th day of May, A.D. 1920.

Signed: John J. Pearl

The foregoing instrument was signed at the end thereof, by the said John J. Pearl, in our presence, and we heard him acknowledge the same as and for his last will and testament, and at his request and in his presence, we have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses, in the presence of each other, at Lexington, Ohio, this 27th day of May, A. D. 1920.

Signed: --- Kendrick - Resides at New Lexington, Ohio
Signed: William A. Allen - Resides at New Lexington
Filed April 2, 1923

Application for Probate of Will - Probate Court, Perry County, Ohio
In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of John J. Pearl, deceased.
To the Probate Court of said County:

Your petitioner respectfully represents that John J. Pearle late a resident of the township of Jackson in said county, died on or about the 27 th day of March 1923, leaving an instrument in writing, herewith produced, purporting to be his last Will and Testament.

That the said John J. Pearl died leaving no widow and the following named persons his only next of kin, to-wit:
Degree of Kinship - - - P.O. Address
Frank Pearl, son, Unknown
E. B. Pearl, son, Dover, Ohio
Wm. A. Pearl, son, Benwood, West Virginia
Dora C. Pearl, daughter, Junction City, Ohio
Charles A. Pearl, son, San Francisco, California

Your petitioner offers said Will for probate, and prays that a time may be fixed for the proving of the same, and that said above named persons, residents in this State, may be notified according to law of the pendency of said proceedings.

Signed: Dora C. Pearl, Petitioner

The State of Ohio, Perry County, ss.

The above named Dora C. Pearl being first duly sworn, says that the facts stated and allegations in the foregoing application contained, are true as she verily believes.

Signed: Dora C. Pearl

Sworn to before me and signed in my presence this 2nd day of April, 1923.
Signed: A. Edgar H ---
Probate Judge

The Pearl homestead, on Monday Creek Road, Maxwell, Perry County, Ohio, was called "Possom Holler." It stood empty for several years before a retired Air Force man and his wife bought it. The house, barn & about 16 acres of land now serve as a Franciscan Retreat. The barn had the original roof that John James and grandson, Clarence, put on it. The Franciscans added to the house and built a new house with a chapel. Donald J. Pearl, s/o Clarence, was there in about 1980 and went through the old house.


John married Sarah Elizabeth Maris -[383] [MRIN:93], daughter of Richard F. Maris -[1579] and Matilda Maris -[1580], on 7 May 1863 in Ross County, OH.

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Gossman John James [Male] b. 30 NOV 1820 Deavertown, Morgan Co, OH - d. 11 DEC 1910 Rose Farm, Morgan Co, OH

The cause of his death was stroke.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860. Ohio,Morgan Co.,York Twp.

Census: 1860. Deavertown P.O., York Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio

Census: 1870. Ohio,Morgan Co.,York Twp.

Census: 1880. Ohio,Morgan Co.,York Twp.

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Pearl William Andrew [Male] b. 16 OCT 1876 Perry Co, OH - d. 7 AUG 1950 Wheeling, WV

General Notes:
In the 1900 Marshall County census, William Pearl, b. Ohio Oct 1876; age 23; Brakeman on Railroad; father b PA; mother born MD; living with James A. Chambers, a teamster.

OBITUARY:

Wheeling News-Register, Tuesday, Aug 8, 1950

William A. Pearl, 74, resident of 445 Main Street, Benwood, city assessor for over 16 years, retired chief loader at the Benwood works of the Wheeling Steel Corp., died last night at 9:10 o'clock in Wheeling hospital, where he had been a patient the past month.

A son of the late John and Sarah Marrese (Maris), he was born in Perry County, O., October 16, 1876, but had spent most of his life in Benwood.

He was for many years chairman of the Republican executive committee of Benwood. He was a member of St. John's Catholic church of Benwood and the Holy Name society of the church.

He was united in Benwood to Miss Alice Higgins (Mary Alice), who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Charles, Martins Ferry, O.; Francis, James and William Pearl, Jr., all of McMechen; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Healy, Benwood; Mrs. Mary Cunningham, RD2, Wheeling; and Mrs. Alice Beatty, Glen Dale. A son, Walter Pearl, preceded him in death in February, 1945. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Altmeyer funeral home, 1400 Eoff street. Services will be held in the chapel Friday at 8:15 am followed by a High Mass of Requiem in St. John's Catholic church, Benwood, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

The Holy Name society of St. John's church will meet in the funeral home Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock to recite the Rosary.

Court Carroll No. 299 Catholic Daughters of America will meet in funeral home Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock to recite the Rosary.

William married Mary Alice Higgins -[337] [MRIN:27], daughter of Patrick Higgins -[856] and Bridget Johnston -[857].

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Pearl Charles Austin [Male] b. JUL 1881

General Notes: Charles was called "Chad." He worked for Westinghouse Electric.

Chad and wife, Marguerite, had no children. Chad died first and after Marguerite's death, in the late 1950s or the early 1960s, their estate was divided between Chad's niece, Mary Angela Pearl Cunningham (d/o Will iam Andrew), and a niece or nephew of Marguerite's.

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Pearl Mary Angela [Female] b. 2 JUL 1904 Benwood, Marshall Co, WV - d. 14 OCT 1982 Brown's Run, Marshall Co, WV

General Notes:
OBITUARY

CUNNINGHAM, Mary Angela Pearl, 77, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Tuesday at home. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Benwood. Surviving are her husband, John W. Cunningham; a son, Jack W. of Wheeling; three daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Clarke of Benwood; Mrs. William (Helen) McCormick of Benwood and Anna Mae Smith of Jefferson City, Tenn.; three brothers, Charles Pearl of Martins Ferry, Francis and James Pearl, both of McMechen; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Beatty of Glen Dale; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Gossman Matilda Agatha [Female] b. 3 FEB 1843 Rose Farm, Morgan Co, OH - d. 31 MAR 1931 Chapel Hill, Perry Co, OH

General Notes: Dates for Matilda Gossman Nash came from "Peter Nash Family History".
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Places of Residence for Matilda: Ohio.

Death Records of Perry County, Ohio: Nash, Mrs. Matilda, female, white, widowed, d. 31 Mar. 1931, 88 years, 1 month, 28 days, Corning, Ohio, b. Deavertown, Ohio, housewife, broncho pneumonia, Reg. #100.
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Info from marriage and cemetery records.
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St. Francis/Chapel Hill Cemetery, Row 2: Nash, Matilda, 1843-1931, w/o Peter
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1850 Census, OH, Perry Co., Bearfield Twp., Pgs. 274B & 275A, Lines 42 & 1, 148/148, 11 & 12 Nov. 1850:
Gosman, John J., head, wm, 29, farmer, mar., OH
Susanna E., wife, wf, 32, mar., MD
Matilda A., dau., wf, 7, attends school, OH
Mary M., dau., wf, 6, attends school, OH
Joseph A., son, wm, 4, attends school, OH
Susanna E., dau., wf, 3, OH
Martha E., dau., wf, 4 mos., OH
John & Susanna can't read or write.

1860 Census, Ohio, Deavertown, York Twp., Morgan Co., Roll 1016, pg.539 (lst half) house #2159, l.13, dated 9 August 1860:
Gossman, John, m, 40, farmer, $3,000, $600, OH
Susannah, wife, f, 42(43), OH(MD)
Matilda A., dau, f, 17, domestic, OH
Mary, dau, f, 15, OH
Joseph, son, m, 12, OH
Susannah, dau, f, 10, OH
Martha E., dau, f, 9, OH
John, son, m, 7, OH
Francis A., son, m, 5, OH
Vincent, son, m, 3, OH
Agathy, dau, f, 2, OH
House #2160, line 24:
Gossman, Catharine*, f, 73, Wirtenburg,GER
Wanamaker, Susanna, f, 11 (no relationship given), OH
*Catharine is the second wife of John's father Andrew.

1870 Census, OH, Perry Co., Monroe Twp., Roll 1255, Pg.117, Line 5, Dated 17, June 1870:
Nash, Peter, wm, 32, $300, $150, journeyman-shoemaker, Muelenberg
Matilda, wf, 27, OH
Alice( Anne), wf, 3, OH
Peter's father & mother both foreign born.

1880 Census, Ohio, Perry Co., Monroe Twp., ED215, Pg. 4, Line 13, Family 31, Roll 1057, Dated 7 June 1880:
Nash, Peter, wm, 42, boatmaker, unemployed-12mos., GER*,GER*,GER*
Matilda, wife, wf, 37, OH,OH,OH(MD)
Anne, dau, wf, 13, attends school, OH,OH(GER),OH
Joseph**son, wm, 9, attends school, OH,OH(GER),OH
Mary, dau, wf, 7, attends school, OH,OH(GER),OH
Francis, son, wm, 5, attends school, OH,OH(GER),OH
Peter***, son, wm, 2, OH,OH(GER),OH
Peter, Sr., Matilda, Anne, Joseph read & write (not sure about Mary.
*Wurtenburg, Germany.
**John J. in 1900 Census.
***Edward in 1900 Census.

1900 Census, Ohio, Perry Co., Monroe Twp., Rendville Voting Precinct, ED66, Sh.12B, l.91, Dwelling 264, Roll 1313, Dated 19 June 1900:
Nash, Peter, wm, 61, Jan.1839 (1838), M35yrs., Immig.1845,Naturalized, farmer, owns farm, free of mortg., GER,GER,GER
Matilda A., wife, wf, 57, Feb.1843, M35yrs., 7 children, 5 living, OH,OH,ENG(MD)
Annie A., dau, wf, 33, Mar.1867, single, OH,GER,OH
John J., son, wm, 29, May 1871, single, OH,GER,OH
Edward, son, wm, 22, Dec.1877, single, OH,GER,OH
Casper A., son, wm, 17, Jul.1882, single, OH,OH,(GER),OH
John L., son, wm, 8,single, Aug. 1891, attends school, OH,GER,OH
*His name stayed Walpole so he must have been a foster son and NOT formally adopted.
All read and write.

1910 Census, Ohio, Monroe Twp., Perry Co., Rendville Voting Precinct, Roll #1222? or 1223?, ED135, Pg.10B, Line 69, Dwelling #238, Family #238, Dated 2-3 May 1910:
Nash, Peter, wm, 73, M1-40yrs, English, Farmer, GER,GER,GER
Matilda, wife, wf, 63, M1-40yrs., OH,OH,OH(MD)
Casper, son, wf, 27, single, Miner, Coal Mine, , OH,GER,OH
Walpole, John, Adopted Son, wm, 18, single,farmer, OH,OH,OH
All read & write. Peter owns farm free of mortage.

1920 Census, Ohio, Perry Co., Monroe Twp., Rendville Pct., ED71, Pg.10, Line 7, Dwelling & Family 68, Roll 1426, Dated 14-15 January 1920:
Nash, Casper, wm, 37, mar., coal miner, reads & writes, OH,OH,OH
Margaret, wife, wf, 29, mar., reads & writes, OH,OH,OH
Bernard, son, wm, 8, attends school, OH,OH,OH
Charles, son, wm, 6, attends school, OH,OH,OH
Anna Marie, dau, wf, 4, OH,OH,OH
Luretia(sp?), dau, wf, 11mo., OH,OH,OH
Peter, father, wm, 82(?), Naturalized-1872, reads & writes, GER,GER,GER
Matilda, mother, wf, 77, reads & writes, OH,OH,OH(MD)

1930 Census, OH, Roll 1861, Perry Co., Monroe Twp., ED64-19, Sheet 8A, Pg.76, Line 19, 162/162,Dated April 15, 1930:
Nash, Casper, wm, 48, M. at 28, miner-coal mine, OH,OH,OH
Margaret, wife, wf, 38, M. at 19, OH,OH,OH
Matilda, mother, wf, 84, single, OH,OH,OH(MD)
Bernard, son, wm, 18, single, OH,OH,OH
Charles, son, wm, 16, single, OH,OH,OH
Anna M., dau., wf, 14, single, attends school, OH,OH,OH
Loretta, dau., wf, 10, single, attends school, OH,OH,OH
Josephine, dau., wf, 8, single, attends school, OH,OH,OH
Edmund, son, wm, 5yrs, 11 mos., single, OH,OH,OH
Clarence, son, wm, 3yrs., 11 months, single, OH,OH,OH
Regina, dau., wf, 1yr., 6 mos., single, OH,OH,OH
Anna, sister, wf, 63, single, OH,OH,OH
All adults can read. No veterans.

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Gossman Mary Magdalene [Female] b. 21 MAY 1844 OH - d. ABT. 1875 Morgan Co, OH

General Notes: Someone gave a date of death of 31 Mar. 1931 for Mary Magdelene Gossman. If that is correct, She was either divorced from Jacob Angler since he remarried or she died before the 1880 census.

Church I.G.I. Record: Mary Gosman married Jacob Angler 22 Nov. 1864, Morgan Co., OH, M514082, Dates 1860-1878, Source Call #0910658 V. D-E -- Film.

I would guess that Mary Magdalene probably died in child birth -- probably when Leonard Joseph was born.
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Excerpts from John J. Gossman's Will -- John died Dec. 1910:
Item 2. After the death of my wife, I desire all the property then remaining in her hands to be divided among my children, as follows: I have given my daughter Matilda Nash six hundred and fifty dollars. I have given my son Joseph five hundred dollars. I have given my son John W. five hundred dollars. I have given my son Vincent five hundred dollars. I have given my daughter Mary Augler all I desire her to receive, but I desire that John Augler, Matilda Augler, Charles Augler, Susanna Augler and Leonard Augler, her children, shall receive five dollars each. I desire that my sons Vincent, John W., and Joseph shall each receive the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to make them equal with Matilda Nash. I desire that Annie Brecht, and Martha Kistner and Frank A. Gossman, and Agatha Nash, four of my children, be given six hundred and fifty dollars each so they will share equally with the other children before named.

Item 3. I desire that Leo P. Diamond, if he shall remain with me or my wife until he shall attain the age of twenty-one years, that he receive a horse, saddle, and bridle.

Item 4. After all the children have received six hundred and fifty dollars, the same that was given Matilda Nash, and all expenses paid, the residue, if there be any, I desire and wish to be divided equally among all my children, except the one named Mary Augler, who has received all I desire her to receive. If any of my children are dissatisfied with this, my Will, I desire that what they were to receive, be withheld from them and divided equally among the rest.
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The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, Monday, March 2, 1953:

RUBY M. GILL DIES SATURDAY

Mrs. Ruby M. Gill*, 61, of South Zanesville Route 1, wife of James Gill, died early Saturday at Bethesda hospital following an illness of two months. She was admitted to the hospital on February 18.
She was a native of Brush Creek Township and spent most of her life in that community. She was a daughter of Charles and Matilda Price O'Dell.
Survived in addition to her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Kildow of Roseville Route and Mrs. Mabel Grove of Somerset Route 1, three sons, Leonard Angler, Ralph Angler and Elmer Payne, all of South Zanesville Route 1 and Mrs. Helen Supprise of Cleveland.
The body was removed to the Cannon and Cannon funeral home in Roseville where last rites will be conducted at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Walter Moore of South Zanesville will officiate. Burial will be in Roseville cemetery.
*Ruby was married to Martin C. Angler. Don't know if her husband is related to Nicholas or Jacob Angler???
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According to another article in The Times Recorder, Leonard and Ralph and Mrs. Blanche Kildow are half brothers and sister of Elmer E. Payne.

Elmer Gossman had that Mary Magdalene was b. 3 Feb. 1843?

According to Elmer, Mary Magdalene & James Augler were to have moved to Iowa in the late 1870's. He didn't know where in Iowa. He said that there were other Gossman families in the Buffalo Center area of Iowa, in Winnebago Co., & also Emmetsburg, in Palo Alto Co., Ia.
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1850 Census, OH, Perry Co., Bearfield Twp., Pgs. 274B & 275A, Lines 42 & 1, 148/148, 11 & 12 Nov. 1850:
Gosman, John J., head, wm, 29, farmer, mar., OH
Susanna E., wife, wf, 32, mar., MD
Matilda A., dau., wf, 7, attends school, OH
Mary M., dau., wf, 6, attends school, OH
Joseph A., son, wm, 4, attends school, OH
Susanna E., dau., wf, 3, OH
Martha E., dau., wf, 4 mos., OH
John & Susanna can't read or write.

1860 Census, Ohio, Deavertown, York Twp., Morgan Co., Roll 1016, pg.539 (lst half) house #2159, l.13, dated 9 August 1860:
Gossman, John, m, 40, farmer, $3,000, $600, OH
Susannah, wife, f, 42(43), OH(MD)
Matilda A., dau, f, 17, domestic, OH
Mary, dau, f, 15, OH
Joseph, son, m, 12, OH
Susannah, dau, f, 10, OH
Martha E., dau, f, 9, OH
John, son, m, 7, OH
Francis A., son, m, 5, OH
Vincent, son, m, 3, OH
Agathy, dau, f, 2, OH
House #2160, line 24:
Gossman, Catharine*, f, 73, Wirtenburg,GER
Wanamaker, Susanna, f, 11 (no relationship given), OH
*Catharine is the second wife of John's father Andrew.

1870 Census, OH, Morgan Co., Union Twp., Malta P.O., Roll 1246, Pgs. 217A & B, Shs. 32 & 33, Lines 38 & 1, 241/240, July 14, 1870:
Angler, Nichles, head, wm, 60, farmer, $1,600/$595, WIRTENBURG
Jacob, wm, 35*, works on farm, WIRTENBURG
Catherine**, wf, 28, keeping house, OH
Mary***, wf, 26, helps sister, OH
John, wm, 5, at home, OH
Clary, wf, 3, at home, OH
Biddy, wf, 2, at home, OH
Charles, wm, 1, at home, OH
Mary through Charles parents of foreign birth. Don't have anyone attending school.
Nichles is a farmer. Jacob works on farm.
*Jacob's age should be 45.
**Catherine is the sister of Jacob.
***Mary has to be the sister-in-law of Catherine.

1880 Census, OH, Morgan Co., Union Twp., Roll 1053, ED148, Pg.170A, Sh.25A, Line 4, 227/235, June 24, 1880:
Angler, Jacob, head, wm, 56, father & husband, mar., farmer, FRANCE,FRANCE,FRANCE
Sarah, wife, wf, 23, mother & wife, mar., keeping house, OH,OH,OH
Mary Ann, dau., f, 2, S, OH,OH,OH
George Frank, son, wm, 5 mos., S, OH,OH,OH
John N., step-son-moth., m. 13, S, OH,OH,OH
Charles, step-son-mother, m, 10, OH,OH,OH
Matilda, step-dau-mother, f, 8, OH,OH,OH
Susannah, step-dau-mother, f, 6, OH,OH,OH
Joseph L., 4, step-son-moth, m, 4, OH,OH,OH
Ray, James A., step-son-father, m, 7, OH,OH,OH
Angler, Clara* A., niece-father, f, 12, OH,OH,OH
Angler, Nickolas, gr-fath, m, 79, wid., farmer, FRANCE,FRANCE,FRANCE
*CLARA MUST BE BIDDY IN THE 1870 CENSUS.

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Gossman Joseph Andrew [Male] b. 8 MAR 1848 Rose Farm, Morgan Co, OH

General Notes: Perry County, Ohio Marriage Records: Year 1872, Gossman, Joseph H. m. Mary A. Wilson, Book 5, Page 244. NOTE: The marriage record has his middle initial as "H".

Perry County, Ohio, Marriage Records: Year 1875, Gossman, Joseph H. m. Lucinda Mack, Book 5, Page 457. NOTE: This marriage also has his middle initial as "H".
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Joseph Andrew Gossman's Will says heirs of Joseph Gossman are outside state and unknown.
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1850 Census, OH, Perry Co., Bearfield Twp., Pgs. 274B & 275A, Lines 42 & 1, 148/148, 11 & 12 Nov. 1850:
Gosman, John J., head, wm, 29, farmer, mar., OH
Susanna E., wife, wf, 32, mar., MD
Matilda A., dau., wf, 7, attends school, OH
Mary M., dau., wf, 6, attends school, OH
Joseph A., son, wm, 4, attends school, OH
Susanna E., dau., wf, 3, OH
Martha E., dau., wf, 4 mos., OH
John & Susanna can't read or write.

1860 Census, Ohio, Deavertown, York Twp., Morgan Co., Roll 1016, pg.539 (lst half) house #2159, l.13, Dated 9 August 1860:
Gossman, John, m, 40, farmer, $3,000, $600, OH
Susannah, wife, f, 42(43), OH(MD)
Matilda A., dau, f, 17, domestic, OH
Mary, dau, f, 15, OH
Joseph, son, m, 12, OH
Susannah, dau, f, 10, OH
Martha E., dau, f, 9, OH
John, son, m, 7, OH
Francis A., son, m, 5, OH
Vincent, son, m, 3, OH
Agathy, dau, f, 2, OH
House #2160, line 24:
Gossman, Catharine*, f, 73, Wirtenburg,GER
Wanamaker, Susanna, f, 11 (no relationship given), OH
*Catharine is the second wife of John's father Andrew.

1880 Census, Ohio, Perry Co., Pleasant Twp., Twp., ED7, Pg.17 (stamped 135A), Line 1, Dwelling 107, Family 117, Roll 1057, Dated June 8 & 9, 1880:
Gossman, Joseph, wm, 33(34), day laborer, can't read or write, OH,__,__
Lucinda, 2nd wife, wf, 42, can't read or write, OH,SWITZ,OH

1900 Ohio Census, Franklin Co., Columbus, Ward 7, 266 S.22nd St., ED71, Pg.8B, Line 80,, Dwelling 179, Family 183, Roll 1268, Dated June 6, 1900:
Gossman, Joseph*, wm, 54, Mar.1846, M19yrs.?, laborer, reads & writes, OH,GER(OH),VA(MD)
Leddy, Thomas, brother-in-law, wm, 67, Nov.1832, M40yrs., laborer, reads & writes, NY,IRE,IRE
Mary R., wife, wf, 58, Jul.1841, had 15 children, 12 living*, M40yrs., OH,GER,VA

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