OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS
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Washington County, Ohio
History & Genealogy
Abstracts of Wills
With Misc. Notes & Refs.
Compiled by Genevieve Mary Potts
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
|GANNETT, MARY W. -
Will made: 2-12-1825
Probated: March 1837
She was the wife of Hartford, Connecticut? Children: Samuel
Wylls, John Polsgrove, Caleb Thornton, Kirkwood, Catherine Wendell,
George Alfred Gannett.
William Talcott, guardian
---Book 5, Page 235
|GANSEY, JOSEPH of
Wesley Township -
Will made: 5-10-1847
Mentions: Wife, Mary; children, Thomas, Abraham and
Witnesses: Isaac & James Perry
---Book 7, Page 588
|GARDINER, WILLIAM C.
of Alexandria, Virginia.
Will made: 10-21-1844
Probated: June 1846
Mentions: Wife Eliza Frances Gardiner to have land in
Athens County, Ohio
---Book 7, Page 352
|GEDDES, HENRY -
Mentions: Wife, Tamzen; children, John F. of Franklin
County, Ohio, William, Edward, Susan, wife of Lewis Milton, Julia Ann,
wife of John Geddes. (Last four mentioned are residents of Morgan
---Book 9, Page 511
|GIBBS, GEORGE -
Will made: 6-3-1833
Probated: March 1837
Mentions: Wife, Laura to be the guardian of children
names not mentioned.
Witnesses: Alex. H. Stevens and John S. Wolcott of N.Y.,
Bridget Kennedy of Brooklyn
---Book 5, Page 343
|GIBSON, JAMES -
Will made: 12-22-1818
Probated: March 1819
Heirs: Elizabeth Gibson (relationship not mentioned) and
Charles Gibson a brother.
Witnesses: Stephen and Nancy First
---Book 1, Page 104
James Gibson was a resident of Adams Township.
of Decatur Township.
Will made: 12-7-1824
Probated: February 1825
Mentions: Wife, Hannah; children, George James, John,
Elizabeth, Anne, Maira, Annis (Downing); grandson John Giddings
Executor: James Giddings
Witnesses: Chas. Medberry, Ebenezer Batchelder, Joseph
of Fearing Township.
Will made: 12-21-1821
Probated: April 1822
Mentions: Wife, Angelina, Sons Burnit and John.
Witnesses: Silas and Anne Hobby, Underhill Lynch
---Book 2, Page 234
NOTE: Benoni Goldsmith was a revolutionary soldier, Capt.
Samuel Jordan Cabell's Company - 6th Va. Reg'g - also with Morgan's
Rifles; also Cap't. Benj. Taliferro's Company B - 1-9-1786 from
Hampshire County, Va. (now W. Va.) Information for Marietta
Chapter, D.A.R. states he had other children, Angelina and Elizabeth
not mentioned in will. He died March 30, 1822 and is buried on
the Hobby Farm, near Caywood, Ohio.
|GOLDSMITH, JOHN -
Heirs: Mary Ann Wagg, Lydia Gibbons, James J. and Susan
Goldsmith,, Lucy Anne and Angelina Goldsmith, John and Nancy Unger
of Fearing Township.
Will made: 1-1-1845
Heir: John Goodman, son of Mary Yeo.
Witnesses: John Collins and Drusilla Garkin
---Book 7, Page 345
|GOSS, SOLOMON of
Will made: 3-26-1810
Probated: April 1828
Mentions: Children, Noah, Daniel, Elvi Solomon, Mary
Lydia and Elizabeth (Lake)
---Book 4, Page 132
NOTE: His wife, Mary was the daughter of Gilbert Deval,
Jr. and his wife Mary (Coburn) Deval. See "Genealogy and History
of Hugh and Wm. Mason and Allied Families, by Mary Eliza Mason.
|GOSSETT, JOHN, Jr. -
Mentions: Widow, Betsy; children, John, Harriett, Betsey,
Margaret, Giles, Mary Ann and Matilda, wife of Robert Miller.
---Book 4, Page 401
of Salem Township.
Will made: 8-29-1845
Probated: April 1850
Mentions: Children, Ephriam, Daniel, Philomena, Elizabeth
(Eastman), Melissa, Mary and Joseph D. Gould; grandson, Branerd Page
Witnesses: Wm. T. Hovey, Simon S. Porter.
---Book 8, Page 403
|GOULD, DANIEL -
Heirs: Mary, Jonas M., Julia L., Esther, Eliza and Luther
---Book 9, Page 242
|GREENE, JAMES H. -
Will made: 6-9-1843
Probated: August 1843
Heir: father- Daniel Greene
Witnesses: Daniel H. Buell and P. C. Lovell
---Book 6, Page 463
NOTE: Eunice Clarke Greene, daughter of Moses and
Elizabeth McFarland, and wife of James H. Greene b. 5-3-1821, d.
11-14-1842. This information from monument in Mound Cemetery,
|GREENE, GRIFFIN -
Will made: 2-22-1851
Heirs: Sally, Richard and William Greene, Robert R.
Greene of Illinois, Caroline Hutchinson of Warren.
Witnesses: Isaac Mason and Paul R. Kendall
---Book 9, Page 98
|GREENE, SARAH of
Marietta, Ohio -
Will made: 3-10-1812
Probated: April 1813
Heirs: Late husband, Griffin Greene, Sr.; son, Griffin, Jr.;
late daughter, Susan wife of John Camock (she comments upon his sudden
death in a distant county); grandchildren, Carolina, Sarah, William,
Robert R. and Richard Greene; friend Bathsheba Green and Lydia Ackley.
Witnesses: Return J. Meigs, Jr., Jabez True, J.
---Book 1, Page 232
note: Information from monument in Mound Cemetery,
MArietta, Ohio - Sarah Greene died 1-18-1820, aged 20 years; Bathsheba
Green born in New Bedford, Mass. 9-28-1769, died 9-28-1843, Richard
Greene, born in East ___, R.I. 12-4-1769, d. December 1805
|GREEN, DUTY -
Will mde: August 1842
Heirs: Duty, Jr., Caleb, Smith, Eli, Pamela (Reynolds),
Witnesses: Levi Heald, I.D. Copese
---Book 6, Page 379
NOTE: Duty Green was a Revolutionary soldier from
Lanesborough, Mass. b. 1761 - d. 1842
Newport, Ohio -
Will made: 8-23-1823
Probated: November 1823
Heirs: children, Eliza, Ruth and Mary (Matthews);
grandchildren, Eliza W., and Maria Haskell, sons, Daniel, John and
James H. (latter not mentioned in will).
NOTE: Inf. from monument in Mound Cemetery, Marietta,
Ohio. Mary A., consort of James B. Mathews, daughter of Daniel
and Mary Greene, born in Warwick, R.I. 3-7-1771, d. 2-15-1858 - Mary,
wife of Captain Daniel Greene, born in London, ENgland June 26, 1788,
|GREEN, EZRA -
Will made: 9-12-1822
Probated: November 1822
Heirs: Wife, Anna (her first husband was Oliver Dodge,
children, Stephen (to have land hear Ames, Athens County, Ohio, Sally
M., Elziabeth G.; brother, Willard M. all title to his father's farm,
Spencer Township, Wooster County, Mass. George Brown of Ames, Ohio to
be guardian of his son Stephen, until his majority.
Witnesses: Benj. A. Dana, Joshua Sprague, Richard H.
---Book 2, Page 271
The only heir was William Greenlee, a brother of the deceased, who was
a resident of Ayleshire, Great Britian.
---Book 4, Page 99
Will made: 2-6-1821
Probated: April 1829
Mentions: Wife, Mary; children, Jeremiah, Isaac Eddy and
Witnesses: Cyrus Eddy, Vincent John, or John Vincent.
---Book 4, Page 260
NOTE: Jeremiah Greenman was a Revolutionary soldier (an
Officer) b. 5-7-1758, Newport, R.I., d. 11-15-1828. Married Mary
Eddy in 1784. Nat'l. D.A.R.#104756
of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.
Will made: 12-31-1832
Probated: September 1837
Mentions: Children, William (whose wife was Sarah T.),
Betsey, wife of Joseph Perry, a carpenter of New Haven, Conn.,
Marietta, wife of Josiah Capen, a coachmaker of Boston, Mass.
Witnesses: John A. Loving, Loving Newcomb, Abner A.
---Book 5, Page 419
of Newport Township.
Will made: 7-8-1851
Probated: February 1852
Mentions: Wife, Eve; children, Michel, Jacob, Thomas,
John, James, Seth, Joseph, Catharine.
(Mentions claims due in Pennsylania)
Witnesses: Jacob Cooper, Maria Sonkey, Peter Snyder.
---Book 9, Page 97
|GUITTEAU, ADONIRAM -
Heirs: Maria, Eliza Ann, Adoniram and Patience Guitteau
|GYUTTEAN, BENJAMIN -
1832 or 1833
Mentions: Wife, Maria; other heisr, William H., Francis,
Eliza Ann, Caroline, Emmaline, Benj. Jr., and John Guitteau, and Jane,
wife of Thomas Williams.
---Book 5, Page 82
NOTE: Minerva Guitteau, died 2-10-1851, aged 64 years.
|GUITTEAU, MINERVA -
Probated: June 1851
Heirs: Abner S. and his sister Sarah Guitteau.
Witnesses: William R. Putnam and Anna J. Guitteau.
---Book 8, Page 591
of Belpre, Ohio -
Will made: 6-29-1836
Probated: April 1841
Mentions: Sons, Edwin, Augustus S., Charles L., Benjamin
T., David Q?.,
Witnesses: Walter Curtis, Seymour Clough, William
---Book 6, Page 151
|HAAS, GEORGE -
Will made: 2-25-1852
Probated: March 1853
Heir: a friend Jacob Avineshano.
(Will signed in German)
Witnesses: Conrad Wilo, Godfried Windling.
---Book 9, Page 252
|HAGERMAN, PETER -
Will made: 2-15-1849
Mentions: Wife, Betsey; children Betsey, Mariah
(Callahan), James, Bailey, Aaron, John, Letitia (Hamilton), Rebecca
Mary, and heis of my daughter Hannah, late wife of John Hagerman,
Witnesses: John D. Chamberlin, Adam Carney
---Book 8, Page 252
|HALE, CHRISTIAN -
Will made: 3-25-1836
Heirs: Children, Jacob, Michael, Andrew and Caroline (Kroeck)
Hale; friends Margaret Jackson and George Hale.
Witnesses: William Hill, Amos Parten, Simon Parten
---Book 5, Page 425
of King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, late of Marietta, Ohio -
Will made: 11-10-1805
Mentioned: Children not mentioned, having been previously
Witnesses: Coleman Brown of Fairfax County, Virginia,
Edward Stoblee, of Alexandria, Va., Thomas Barker, a friend and
Codicil made: at Marietta mentions a second wife, Bathsheba
Witnesses: William Rufus Putnam, Samuel Denny, Porter
|HART, JOSIAH -
Administration: March 1824
Heirs: Nathan Wheeler and wife Betsey, Hawkins Hart and
---Book 3, Page 168
NOTE: He was a revolutionary soldier - Surgeon's Mate on
Staff of Colonel Samuel Holden Parsons - enlisted at New Britain,
Connecticut. Married 1st Abigail Sherman (Sloman) b. April 28,
1742 Kensington, Conn - died August 1812.
Ref: Natl. D.A.R. No. 36342 and 30747
|HARVEY, JOHN of
Will made: 4-30-1850
Probated: July 1850
Mentions: Sisters, Jane, and Nancy Harvey, Anna Greenlee,
Martha Harvey, Catherine McCraig, Martha and Margaret Breckinridge,
Mary Harvey; brother James Harvey, and heirs of Samuel Harvey.
Witnesses: D. E. Gardiner, James Lawson (or Lewton).
---Book 8, Page 451
JAMES of Warren, Washington County, Ohio.
Will made: 12-2-1841
Probated: September 1847
Mentions: Children, James, Jean, Mary, Amos, Margaret,
Jackie, Martha and Agnes.
Witnesses: Thos. W. Lewis and Frederick Lewis, William P.
---Book 8, Page 7
NOTE: Amos _. Harvey died July 21, 1854, aged 81 years.
|HATCH, JAMES, A
native of Olive Township, Morgan County, Ohio.
Will made: 9-4-1830
Probated: October 1840
Mentions: Daughter, Sally; grandchildren, Barzilla, Uriah,
Lyria and Harriett Pinkham.
Witnesses: Joseph Tilton, Davis Tilton and Joseph W.
---Book 6, Page 117
NOTE: James Hatch born in Mass. d. 10-8-1839 aged 76 yrs.
of Waterford Township.
Will made: May 1842
Mentions: Wife, name not mentioned; children, Rothens,
Edward N., Benjamn T., George B., Daniel W., Collumbus F., Cyrus B.,
Minerva (Shaw), Charlotte G., Parthea Nye Hayward.
Witnesses: C. S. Carye, E. T. Hayward, Samuel McCallum.
---Book 6, Page 313
NOTE: Parthea Nye Hayward died 1821, born 1788
|HAYWARD, GEORGE -
Mentions: Wife, Henrietta, son George W.
Witnesses: Mahlon Nixon, James and John Oliver
---Book 9, Page 161
of Philadelphia, Penna.
Will made: July 1839
Mentions: Wife, Abigail; children, Samuel, Elizabeth and
---Book 5, Page 567
|HEALD, LEVI -
Will made: 1-14-1853
Mentions: Wife, Lydia; son, Samuel
Witnesses: Thomas Emmons and James Bowman
---Book 9, Page 377
|HEALD, SMITH -
Will made: 1-8-1853
Mentions: Wife, Achsah; children not mentioned
Witnesses: William S. Heald, Milton Fowler
---Book 9, Page 378
|HEART, ALIES EVELYNE
of Hartford, Connecticut.
Will made: 4-4-1805
Probated: June 1837
Mentions: Wife, Charlotte; mother, Mrs. Abigail Strong,
wife of Rev. Cyprian Strong, of Chatham, Mass; near relation, Edmund
Riley, son of Ebenezer Riley of Berlin, Hartford County;
father-in-law, Seth Overton, Esq. of Chatham, Middlesex County, Mass.
Witness: Jonathan Brace,A. Kinsburg, Seth Overton, Jr.
---Book 5, Page 384
|HEART, JONATHAN -
Probated: September 1817
Heirs: William Heart, son of Dr. Josiah Heart of Weathersfield,
Connecticut, who came into this country with Janathan Heart. He
is to live with Selah Heart.
Witnesses: P. Fearing and Noah Fearing
---Book 2, Page 30
|HELLET, ISIAH -
Will made: 4-13-1823
Probated: March 1824
Mentions: Wife, Annie; children not mentioned (but states
they are all minors)
Witnesses: Dudley Davis, Stephen Otis, Benjamin Blake.
---Book 3, Page 122
Heirs: husband, Jonathan Hendershot; children, Francis
M., Louisa, Lucinda, Jonathan, Jr., Chauncey, Perry M.
---Book 9, Page 519
|HENDERSON, ADAM* -
Mentions: Widow, Isabella; children, Eliza Jane, Daniel,
John F., Robert D., Joseph C. W. Henderson
---Book 9, Page 370
|HENRY, ROBERT, 3rd
Will made: 9-1-1844
Probated: April 1845
Mentions: Children, Joel, Joseph, Daniel W., Prussia Ann,
Mary, Martha, Elizabeth, Harriett, Lucy G., Benjamin Franklin, George
Witnesses: John and David Henry
---Book 7, Page 146
|HENRY, ROBERT of
Will made: 2-22-1840
Probated: August 1840
Mentions: Wife, Elizabeth; children, John Henry, David
Henry, Hannah, Elizabeth and Mary Henry
Witnesses: Betsy and Elizabeth Henry, Snne (Anne?)
---Book 6, Page 83
|HENSEL, JOHN -
Will made: 7-14-1845
Probated: August 1840
Mentions: Wife, Margaret; children John, Katherina (Haught)
Anne Mary Hensel.
Witnesses: John Young and Archibald Magill
---Book 8, Page 177
|HILDEBRAND, GEORGE -
Mentions: Wife, Elizabeth; Children, John Hildebrand of
Wesley, Washington County, Ohio, Susan, wife of Peter Depro of
Missouri, George Hildebrand of Freeport, Penna, Betsey, wife of ___
Little of Jefferson County, Ohio. Nancy, wife of George Booker
of Canton, Stark County, Ohio, Solomon Hildebrand, Sarah, wife of ___
Wood of Pittsburgh, Penna, Polly, wife of Daniel A. Vial of Waterford,
Joel Hildebrand of Pittsburgh, Penna.
---Book 4, Page 302
NOTE: George Hildebrand was a Revolutionary War soldier
in Captain George Reese' Company of Lancaster County, Penna., Militia.
Born 1753 in Lancaster County, Penna - married Mary Elizabeth Kinsley
in 1766 - had a daughter Mary who married Daniel Vial. Soldier
Ref: D.A.R. National #107765
|HILL, IRA of
Salem, Ohio -
Will made: 5-24-1823
Probated: May 1842
Mentions: Wife, Esther; children, Ira, Harry, Sally,
Urania (Stanley), Guy, Daniel and Spedy (not mentioned in will.)
Witnesses: John, Sarah I., Mary and William Magee, Jr.
NOTE: Captain Ira Hill born 7-17-1755, Goshen, Conn.
Son of Zenas and Keziah Hill - married Esther Post Feb. 2 in 1786.
He died October 13, 1841. Moved to Marietta, Ohio in 1800 with
his wife and six children from Timmouth, Vt.
Ref: William's History of Washington County and Andrews Family
|HILL, MATTEW -
Will made: 7-24-1848
Probated: March 1849
Mentions: Mary; son, David C.
Witnesses: Wm. Kester and Levi Arnold
---Book 8, Page 248
|HILL, WILLIAM of
Lawrence, Washington County, Ohio.
Will made: 12-19-1823
Probated: August 1830
Mentions: Wife, Sarah; children, John, William, Sr., Mary
(Green, Elizabeth, wife of Jasper Taylor, Margaret, wife of Reuben
McVey, Maria (Hill).
Witnesses: Margaret Twiggs, Maria and Sarah Hill.
---Book 4, Page 352
|HORTON, AMOS of
Providence, R. I. -
Will made: 5-9-1811
Mentions: Wife, Chloe, children, Mary (Walker), Andrew;
granddaughter, Bessie (Betsey) Streeter, daughter of his son Samuel.
Witnesses: Moses Brown, Samuel W. Bridgham, Philip Allen.
---Book 6, Page 37
|HOWARD, EDWARD W.
of Marietta, Ohio.
Will Probated: 4-9-1804
Heirs: Bridget Howe and Edward Howard, son of Henry
Witnesses: Aaron Howe, Joseph Cummings, Thomas Ramsey
---Book 1, Page 60
|HOWE, AARON -
Will made: 2-27-1812
Probated: August 1812
Mentions: Wife, Rachel; son, George.
Witnesses: Alexander Olvier, John Greene, Edwin Putnam
---Book 1, Page 202
NOTE: Aaron Howe formerly of Conway, Mass. died
|HOWE, GEORGE -
Will made: 7-3-1823
Probated: November 1823
Mentions: Wife, Mary; Mother, Rachel Howe; children not
mentioned - probably minors.
Witnesses: Milton Foster, Sophia Foster, Mary Carver
---Book 2, Page 438
of Union Township
Will made: 8-17-1841
Probated: March 1847
Mentions: Wife, Elizabeth B.; children, David, Phoebe
Mary, Beulah, Enoch, John, Jason, George, William and Justin.
Witnesses: Russell Fearing, James McLaughlin, Absalom
---Book 7, Page 472
of Watertown, Ohio -
Will made: 7-5-1845
Probated: September 1845
Mentions: Wife, Hannah; Two orphan children now in family
(not named); a nephew of my former wife, Elisha Dowling; Sister, Mary
Oviatt, Nieces, Eliza H. Alderman, Amanda E. Oviatt; nephews Joseph
S., James S., Cromwell, Julius, Mark and Stephen Humphrey.
Witnesses: David Downing, R. P. Parke.
---Book 7, Page 254
|HUMPHREY, ISAAC -
Probated: May 1850
Mentions: Children, Joseph Bloomfield, Henry Nelson
Humphrey (the latter of Sheawassa County, Corinna, Michigan;
Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Bates, Cincinnati druggist, Ann Mary, wife of
Ives Deming, Polly, wife of William Walls of Tioga County, Little
Marsh, N.Y., Stephen Newton, husband of my late daughter Harriett and
their children Almira, Mary and Charles Newton; To Charity who is the
sister of my late wife Mary Humphrey, who is the wife of Ebenezer
Witnesses: David Barber, James Whitney.
---Book 8, Page 447
NOTE: Isaac Humphrey (ies), born in Dublin, Ireland,
January 1766, died 6-2-1850.
|HUNT, JOSEPH of
Will made: 1-2-1827
Probated: August 1830
To Hannah Hale, all money I have in Asher Hunt's hands for collection
in Pennsylvania; Son-in-law, Aaron Hale; grandchildren Joseph
Hunt and Elizabeth Hunt Hale; Daughter Phoebe Matson in Pennsylvania.
Witnesses: Jos. Dowling, Asa and Ezra Perkins
---Book 4, Page 356
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