Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Family Milestones: November 4th

My paternal 3rd-great grandfather, John METZNER, married my 3rd-great grandmother, Catherine YOUNG, on this date in 1839 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio. John METZNER was born October 2, 1805 in Saxony and emigrated to the Unites States circa 1838. Catherine YOUNG was born July 18, 1819 in Alsace - I don't know when her family emigrated. After their marriage, John and Catherine moved to Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana where they lived out their lives on the family farm. John died January 10, 1888 in Jay County, Indiana and Catherine died June 22, 1910 in Jay County, Indiana. Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

My maternal 3rd-great granduncle, Townsend HEATON, married Nancy Jane HALE on this date in 1869 in Schuyler County, Missouri. Townsend was born February 1843 in Brown County, Ohio, the son of James R. and Elizabeth (JACOBS) HEATON, and the younger brother of my Rebecca HEATON. He is one of 3 Townsend Heatons in my database so far! Nancy was born February 26, 1853 in Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri, the daughter of Meschach and Elizabeth (BAXTER) HALE. They lived out their lives in Schuyler County, raising 7 children. Townsend died June 13, 1912 in Lancaster and Nancy followed on October 4, 1940. Both are buried in the Darby Cemetery, Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri.

While I don't have much information on my maternal 4th-great grandaunt, Matilda POE, I do know that she married on this date in 1849 in Morgan County, Indiana to William SHAWVER. Matilda was the daughter of John W. and Elizabeth (RAINS) POE, and the older sister of my Isaac S. POE. I have not yet researched her family to locate any descendants.

My database also shows that Moses MILLS, my maternal 6th-great granduncle, was born on this date in 1743. I do not know if this date is correct, as it may be incorrectly translated from the Quaker dating system. Moses was the son of Henry and Hannah (THORNBURG) MILLS, and the older brother of my Aaron MILLS. My database shows that Moses died in the 8th month of 1759 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

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