George W. Shroyer family. I know this family lived in Highland County. George was born in Virginia in 1792 and married Margaret. His children were Jesse Shroyer born 1816 married to Juliann Wells in 1840 in Highland County, Adam Shroyer born 1817 married 1844 to Keziah Antrim in Clinton county, Elilzabeth Shroyer married Edler Lynch, Margaret Shroyer born 1825 married to David Antrim, George W. Shroyer Jr.born 1828, Henry Shroyer married to Elizabeth Pavey in 1847 in Highland County, and Mary Shroyer married a Burnett. I am interested in learning more about this family. In some census records the name is SAWYER. Thanks Kay Geist
My name is Belinda Lewis and I have family information on several families in Highland County. I check the site often and have gotten a lot of information from there, and on the insistance of some "cousins" I am submitting my name for the list of surname researchers. Lewis - the main one Bailey Landess McLaughlin Rader I don't have a lot on some of these names but can direct queries to people who can help. Thank you for your time - the site is great!! Belinda Lewis Cushing, OK
Hello. I recently received some military records for my Great Uncle Homer Yankie. I requested the records in hopes of gaining information about the parents of Uncle Homer. His older brother, J.T. Yankie, is my grandfather and we (family) have not been able to learn anything about J.T. or Homer's parents. J.T. is listed as "next of kin" on Homer's military papers. The papers state that Homer Yankie was born in Highland County, Ohio in 1874. Homer joined the army in April 1895. Occupation "farmer." We are pretty sure J.T. and Homer's mother was Mahala Jane Yankey. A bible entry listed that Mahala Jane Yankey married Jacob Yankie. (???? what????). A family rumor may be true. Another rumor says that a femaleYankie married someone with the last name of "Love" and Mr. Love changed his name to Yankie.
Great Uncle Homer was a long-time military man. He reinlisted several times and apparently was retired after 18 years. He died in 1946 and is buried at the National Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was an infantryman and also in the Mounted Service. Family lore has him riding with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders. My brother has a framed document that gave Homer clearance to deliver US military payroll in Cuba. He was apparently shot at several times and lost his mount in one battle.
But to get back to my quest.... to get any information about the parents of Homer and his brother J.T. -- this is either John/ or Jay Trimble Yankie. We don't even know for sure what our grandfather's name was!! Another family story was that J.T. and Homer's father was killed in a sawmill accident - but that may have been in Illinois. My brother, Jerry Yankie, has been the one who has perked my interest but we have so many unanswered questions.
Karen (Yankie) Miske

Please need help Looking for info on Samuel Anderson (parents William Anderson & Mary Brock Cinn OH) died abt 1940 Greenfield Ohio His wife was Barbara Shinkle. They had boys in 1930 Columbus Ohio Prison Fire. The boys were Robert & Joseph. Need death dates for Samuel and where burried. Would like info on his sons or any newspaper articles abt the 1930 Prison fire Thank You Wanda in sunny Fl wfriis@aol.com
Do you know where Easter Cemetery is located in Highland County and if a burial lists exists? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You, Craig Everhart
Craig Everhart
I need information about the marriage of Peter R. Gravatt and Rachel (Purneo/Puneo) in Highland Co. in 1840. Some of my records show Rachel's name as Pummel, although I am sure that is not correct. My great grandfather's name was Henry Puneo Gravatt, so I do believe his middle name was from his mother. Both Peter and Rachel to my knowledge are buried somewhere between Montgomery Co. and Highland Co. at a cemetery call Woodland. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. pat_ortli@yahoo.com
hi dave i'm ernie palmer and looking to find out where i can find a birth certificate for my great uncle who was born in hillsboro in 1884. would this be in the highland county health department or the city health department. he was born in a hotel there.his name is edward m. weyls and his parents were edward and mary weyls. thanks ernie Bigern1v@aol.com
Looking for a family gravesite they say it is in Highland count. the name I was looking for was Roads Cemet. Have you heard of this and where is it located? I have family buried there. I appr. any help you can give me. Thanks,
Delores Gray (Rhoads)
Surnames: GLASS & WRIGHT Seek any info/connections re the family & descendants of Powhatan GLASS. Powhatan b abt 1801 VA - came to Highland County, Ohio, in the 1820s - d __ ___ 1939 Highland Co., OH - buried ? - married 4 Feb 1825 Highland Co. to Harriett WRIGHT, d/o ? & ? - Harriet b ? - d ? - bu ? - Powhatan & Harriett are said to have had at least 6 children (poss all born in Highland Co.?) - Of those 6 children, I have been able to identify only one, that being son, James H. GLASS (b 11 Feb 1828 Highland Co., OH - d 30 Apr 1903 Greene Co., OH & buried there). Seek any info re surname GLASS in Highland County, Ohio.
Otis Slusher
email: ojfwb@webtv.net
I would like to know if there is anyone in Highland Co. OH who could help me with the will of Benjamin Arthur. He died in that county 27 March 1820. I would like a will or any info about his children. Please contact me at email address given. Thanks, Pat Peckenpaugh ppaugh@arn.net

Could you please tell me where Easter Cemetery is located, and where I might possibly get a listing of the people there. Thanks
Re: HENDRICKSON, John F. My ancestor, John F. Hendrickson, died in Highland County, Ohio in August of 1823. He was a farmer and landowner in Indiana's Rush, Fayette, and Franklin Counties, and in Lewis County, Kentucky. It is not known why he was in Highland County in 1823, but he was a young man only about 28 at the time of his death so he could have been there for business purposes -- perhaps to buy livestock or on some other errand. He left three children -- John Boyd Hendrickson, Sarah Edna Hendrickson, and William Firman Hendrickson -- the last one as yet unborn. His widow was Nancy Wilson Hendrickson, also of Lewis County, Kentucky. The children were all born in Lewis County, Kentucky. Are there any old records that might mention the untimely, and perhaps accidental, death of this man? His heirs were wrangling over his estate as late as 1840, which is where the information about his place of death comes from (Indiana's Rush County Probate Book #2, 1836-1841). There is no evidence he owned land in Highland County, at least so far as I have been able to determine. I would appreciate any insight or thoughts. Nancy Shire
Bloomington, Indiana
County Atlases Needed: The Ohio Department of Transportation is attempting to expand its library to include historical atlases from every county. This is being done in an effort to enable our staff to conduct investigations into historic properties more quickly and efficiently. If your organization has any historical atlases/reprints for sale, or if you know where one can be obtained, could you please let me know. Thank You,
Rebecca Krieg
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services
Cultural Resources Section
My name is Julie Monson and I have been researching the Samuel Beard family from Hillsboro, Highland, OH. Samuel and his wife Barbara E. (?) and two of their children died of cholera between 10-18 Oct. 1866. I got this information from the Highland Weekly News, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1866 which I viewed on microfilm on loan from the OHS. Samuel is my maternal 3 gr. grandfather. I also have Baldwin and Bisher (Bishir) relatives from Highland County. Is there any interest in posting this kind of information, and if so, how do I do it? I am currently trying to obtain whatever vital records I can from the Highland Co. Probate Court. Thanks in advance for your help. Julie Monson jamstamper@aol.com
Please forward phone numbers for the persons I can contact in Highland Co. to get cemetery records. A brother was buried, I believe in Fayetteville area, but I do not know the cemetery name. His name is John E. Walz. Date of death was 7/10/85. His date of birth is 7/2/29. I'm not sure, but I believe the cemetery lot was in the name of Vance family. If you need more information, please e-mail. Thanks, EuniceR904@aol.com
Lori Pratt

I am looking for information on my ggg grandfather, William L. OVERMAN b. abt 1835 in Highland Co., Ohio. He is on the 1850 census for Wapsinonock Twp in Iowa as living with Samuel and Susanna FLETCHER. Susanna OVERMAN and Samuel FLETCHER were married in 1846 in Muscatine Co., Iowa. Susanna was born around 1827 in Ohio also. I am assuming since William was living with Susanna and her husband, that William was Susanna's brother, or perhaps close cousin? There was another child living with them also, a James KENNEDY, age 11, b. Ohio. So for some reason all of these young people came west together. William L. OVERMAN married Mary Francis OHEARN on Oct 11, 1857 in Muscatine Co., Iowa. They had one child, Henry Victor, in 1858. William enlisted for the civil war in 1862, and died in 1863 of disease in Cairo, Illinois, just before his regiment went into battle. I would appreciate any information, as I have been at a dead end with William for a very long time. Thank you.

Judy Wilson

I am researching my ggggrandfather whose name is Joseph Cook, who was a quaker. Married 1st Mary Herbert, 2nd. Elizabeth Mills.

Michael Little

Would like to correspond with other researchers who are currently researching the various DRISCOLL/DRISKILL families of Highland County. I descend from Levin Driskill (1815-1889).

My great great grandfather was Robert Hoop who married Rachel (Courtney) Murray in New Market, Highland, Ohio 30 June 1842. Robert was the son of John Hoop and Rachel Goings. Rachel Murray was born somewhere in Ohio about 1826 in Ohio, and died In Ohio (probably Highland County, as Robert Hoop died in Highland County on 11 April, 1912 in Liberty Township, Highland County, Ohio according to his death certificate . They had ten children l. Frances who married John Hester. 2.Rachel Hoop who was born in March 1859 in Ohio;married 15 October 1868 in Highland, County,Ohio; 3.Courtney Jane Hoop born 1847 in Ohio, Married George Hedges 22 October 1874, died 1919 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio (Buried at Hillsboro Cemetery);4.Peter Hoop born in 1949, died 1940;5. Suzannah Hoop born 8 November 1850 in Highland County, Ohio, Married Cary A. Creek at New Market, Highland, Ohio 24 February 1970, she died 24 January 1924;6.Elizabeth Hoop born 1951;7.SAMUEL CLINTON HOOP ( My Great Grandfather born 26 August 1852 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio; Married three times , First to Margaret Willet, then Mary Alexander and finally the third time to Gracie Bell VanMeter. He had 21 children from the three wives. He lived and raised his children in Scioto County, Ohio; He died on 17 May 1945 at Peebles, Adams County, Ohio (He is buried at Locust Grove Cemetery, Adams County, Ohio: 8. Jane Hoop born 1858 9. Lucinda Hoop born August 1861 md. Shook, then James S. White; and 10) Mary Hoop born 1864. Very interested in any of these connection I can be emailed at fhartkopf1946@aol.com
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