Ohio Project roundup! Do you have Buckeyes in your bloodlines?

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Calling all Ohio Project members and would-be members!!

It seems that we've lost track of who's working on the Ohio Project (a sub-project of the United States Project). surpriseblushfrown

To get things rolling again, we've started an Ohio member list page. This page is a place for people who are working on any aspect of the Ohio Project to identify themselves and announce their interests, in order to promote collaborative interaction -- so Ohioans, descendants of Ohioans, and other interested folks can find each other here in WikiTree.

Please go to that page and add your name and a note about your interests and activities. smiley


And if you want be an Ohio Project volunteer but haven't yet joined the United States Project, add yourself to that list, then head on over to the United States joining thread so we can get you a United States badge.

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Is there a Ohio Project badge?
The Ohio Project uses the United States badge, which it shares with the other US state projects.

7 Answers

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Jacob Gregg and his wife, Susanna Underwood, brought their family to Ross County, Ohio, where Jacob died in Apr 1801.  My branch of the family, their son John Gregg and his wife Elizabeth Boothe, brought their family to Van Buren County, Missouri about 1840.  

Another ancestor, Rev Job Cozad, and his wife Abigail Clark, also moved to Ross County, Ohio, about 1801 or earlier.  

I am hoping to find marriage records for Ross County before statehood.
by Margaret Kerns G2G6 (9.5k points)
I located a source on Ancestry.com to check for those marriages. County lines were fluid both before and after Ohio Statehood in 1803. Ross had been formed in 1798 from Adams, Hamilton, and Washington Counties. So technically you are looking at only about 5 years? (Ross was a large part of what became the State. In 1803 other counties were formed from Ross and it continued to lose territory until 1850.)
Thank you for your suggestion Marj Adams.  I don't have very good results with Ancestry.com searches, but I do have good results with their hints.  Perhaps what I want just isn't there.

Margaret, Sounds like you're an Ancestry subscriber, so try searching this: Ohio, Marriages extracted from the old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly:1789-1898, original data, book by Smith.

+4 votes
I got lots of Scottish immigrants in Washington County, Ohio. I’m already the project manager for Illinois so I don’t need US Badge but if you need any help with Washington County I can help.
by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
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Mom's Dad's peeps came through Ohio.  In a convergence of a couple generations my Dutch and Walloon, Hugenot and English, my Irish all converged there and went on west from there - lost my second great grandfather in the cholera epidemic at Canal Winchester in the summer of 1833
by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Pilot (147k points)
Interesting! I'd love to see free-space pages for local epidemics like that one that are reasonably well-documented.

When I see records indicating that several family members of an ancestor died at roughly the same time, my default assumption is that they died of infectious disease, but I haven't yet stumbled on documentation that identifies an epidemic that they died in.
There is a list of all who perished, so sad, guy came to town and thirty died - I guess later it happened in Columbus - this one I posted a page from a online book of the History of that place, Look at the Schoonover-6 profile:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Schoonover-6

and click on the image
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Hi, all. I just completed the steps to join the Ohio project (hopefully correctly) and also updated the Ohio member list page. Born and raised in Columbus and surrounding suburbs and currently live on the far east side, just inside Licking County. Looking forward to helping the cause.
by Steven Bohlen G2G6 Mach 1 (13.6k points)
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I am interested in the Ohio project.  The Hempleman line was one of the Ohio first families.  They settled in Clark  have oCounty. Other lines, including Briggs and Starner.  I am excited about this research and possibly helping others.
by Linda Starner G2G Crew (880 points)
+1 vote

I love to volunteer on the ohio project I have tons of ohio people and families. I was researching some my Husband Family I added few things to this profile. The Name is bit different on stuff I finding on her. I added the nickname and husband I put pictures and marriage record on this profile. I hope I added stuff correctly. This part of Black Jack Pershing Family.  

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pershing-134

Billie

by Billie Keaffaber G2G6 Mach 1 (18.5k points)
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I found the 197 infantry ohio family member. Do they have the 197 infantry listed in ohio projects???

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Doerrer-15

Billie

by Billie Keaffaber G2G6 Mach 1 (18.5k points)

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