Friday, November 13, 2009

Family Milestones: November 13th

My paternal great-great grandparents, John Adam METZNER and Clara MOULTON were married on this date in 1864 in Jay County, Indiana. Adam was born August 23, 1840 in Licking County, Ohio, the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER. Clara was born September 1843 in Licking County, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Emeline (PHILBRICK) MOULTON. They lived out their lives in Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana where Adam was a farmer. Adam was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company G, 40th Ohio Infantry and later in the 51st Ohio Infantry. Adam died December 4, 1895 in Westchester, Jay County, Indiana and Clara died July 2, 1899 in Westchester, Jay County, Indiana. Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

My maternal 5th-great grandaunt, Catherine HECK, married John BYARS on this date in 1801 in Bracken County, Kentucky. Catherine was the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (________) HECK, and the older sister to my Godfrey HECK. Catherine was born circa 1779 in Maryland. I have not located much on this family, but do know that they had at least 2 children.

My paternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Phebe Jane LEMASTERS, married William R. WILSON on this date in 1873 in Jay County, Indiana. Phebe Jane was the daughter of Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS, and the younger sister to my Luman Walker LEMASTERS Jr. Phebe Jane was born April 16, 1847 in Shelby County, Ohio. William was born circa 1847. I have not followed their family after their marriage in Jay County, Indiana.

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