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Isaac Votaw (1744 - 1817)

Isaac Votaw
Born [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 11 Feb 1768 (to 12 Oct 1817) in Bucks, Pennsylvaniamap
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Died at age 73 in Columbiana, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Isaac was a Friend (Quaker)
1776 Project
Isaac Votaw performed Patriotic Service in the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Isaac Votaw is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A119213.
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Isaac Votaw is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: 327888
Rank: Patriotic Service


Even though Isaac was a Quaker, he was recognized as an American Revolution Patriot, not as a soldier, but for his Patriotic Service support in other ways, including furnishing beef.[1]

The Goose Creek Monthly Minutes record this about the family:

Isaac & Ann (Smith) Votaw & their 6 children Moses, Isaac, Joseph, Thomas, Daniel & Samuel remove granted certificate to Westland MM Washington Co Pa 26-11-1792 (Their 2 eldest children Mary & John did not go at this time All of their 8 children were born in Loudoun Co Va. Isaac Votaw married 11-2-1768 at Buckingham Meeting Bucks Co Pa.

Ann Smith Isaac & Ann (Smith) Votaw were received on certificate from Buckingham MM Pa by Fairfax MM Va 29-4-1768 fir births of their eldest 7 children. See Fairfax Monthly Meeting Va An Indulged Meeting was allowed at the house of Isaac Votaw for South Fork 28-10-1768 South Fork Meeting was located about 7 miles from Goose Creek Meeting House which was at the site now known as Lincoln Loudon Co Va when Goose Creek MM was established and set off from Fairfax MM Va. 26-12-1785 members of South Fork Meeting were transferred with that meeting to Goose Creek MM including Isaac & Ann & children Isaac Votaw informed Goose Creek MM 25-5-1789 that he had purchased lands "some distance away" and wished advice as to remove thence the meeting after satisfying itself that he had paid the Indians for his lands liberated him to remove with his family "whenever he desired" 28-9-1789.

John b 1-1-1770 son Isaac & Ann (Smith) Votaw of Loudon Co Va & formerly of Buckingham MM Pa married 9-1-1793 at South Fork Meeting House Loudon Co Va auspices of Goose Creek MM same Co Rebekah Burson dt James & Mary Burson of Loudon Co Va John & Rebekah (Burson Votaw & their 2 small children Ann & Mary about to remove granted certificate to Westland MM Washington Co PA 28-3-1796.

Mary now wife Zachariah Ellyson both of South Fork PM Va reported 27-4-1789 "guilty of fornication with each other and married contrary to discipline by a hireling teacher" both disowned 25-5-1789 their joint acknowledgement accepted 28-7-1794 by the meeting 29-10-1794 & their 3 small children Isaac Gideon & Zachariah Jr received by request of parents

Sarah of South Fork Preparative Meeting reported bearing an illegitimate child 1-2-1790 disowned 29-3-1790.


  1. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 7 March 2024), "Record of Jared Knapp", Ancestor # A066211.
  • History of the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Ohio by Joseph Green Butler, Jr., 1921, page 591
”Goshen Township was settled originally in 1804 by Anthony Morris and wife, and about the same time Brazilla French, a relative, settled in another part of the township. Thomas French settled on the site of Damascus in 1805, and Elijah French and David Venable in the same year. In 1806 Isaac Votaw, Thomas Votaw, Stacy Shreeve, Joseph Kindele, Stacy Stratton, James Brooks and Isaac Ellison located in Goshen. Aaron Stratton and Henry Hinchman came in 1808. William Cottell, James Cottell and Joshua Morris in 1810. After 1810, there was much immigration from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. Robert Armstrong was another settler who came prior to that year. …”

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