Saturday, August 11, 2012

Surname Saturday : Wardlow / Wardlaw

The WARDLOW / WARDLOW surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname is Scottish.  The surname switches from Wardlaw to Wardlow in my line about the early 1800s in Brown County, Ohio.

Stories and history :

Ahnentafel # 97 : Anna Wardlow (1816-1893).  Anna was born April 23, 1816 in Brown County, Ohio.  She married John Wright (1814-1890) on September 9, 1834 in Brown County, Ohio.  John was born November 4, 1814 in Pleasant Township, Clermont (now Brown) County, Ohio.  They raised 6 children in Brown County, Ohio.  John died June 10, 1890 in Brown County, Ohio.  Anna died October 4, 1893 in Brown County, Ohio.  Both are buried in Wardlow Cemetery # 2, Washington Township, Brown County, Ohio.

Ahnentafel # 194 : Samuel Wardlaw (1773-1848). Samuel was born November 23, 1773 in Augusta County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Nesbit (c1776-aft1850) before 1800 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  Elizabeth was born circa 1776 in Virginia.  They raised a family of 9 children in Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio.  Elizabeth died after the 1850 census, probably Brown County, Ohio.  Samuel died May 8, 1848 in Brown County, Ohio.

Ahnentafel # 388 : Robert Wardlaw (c1745-1820).  Robert was born circa 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia.  He married Janet Downey (c1750-1817) circa 1786.  Robert served in  Capt. John Tate's Rockbridge County, Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. They raised 8 children in Augusta County, Virginia; Harrison County, Kentucky and Brown County, Ohio.  Janet died October 4, 1817 in Brown County, Ohio.  Robert died August 3, 1820 in Brown County, Ohio.

Ahnentafel # 776 : William Wardlaw (c1700-1762).  William was born circa 1700 in either Scotland or Ireland.   He married Jane Harper  (unk-unk) between 1728 and 1730.  They were the parents of at least 7 children.  William died in 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Ahnentafel # 1552 : Robert Wardlaw (c1670-unk).  Robert was born circa 1670 near Glascow, Scotland.  Nothing further known.

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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