Descendants of J. Mary Webster Jackson

Descendants of J. Mary Webster Jackson

submitted by Jan Roach

2002

Old 2002 version of J. Mary Webster Jackson’s web pages for reference.

 

The following is a continuation of the family of George and Elizabeth Brake Jackson first published in the Jackson Brigade Express Newsletter. This biographical sketch on Mary and Sylvanus Seely is from Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, published monthly under the auspices of the Woman’s Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, edited by. Gertrude Wickham, July 1896, Vol. 1, pp. 34-35.

 

“Mary Jackson, wife of Dr. Sylvanus Seely, was born in Clarksburg. W. Va., August 13, 1796. She was married at her father’s home in 1817, and moved to Zanesville, O. Her family and friends parted with her in sorrow and tears, thinking they would never see her again, for although the distance to Zanesville was only sixty miles, it was across the Ohio River, and to them beyond the Ohio meant only an unbroken wilderness, peopled with hostile and treacherous Indians.

 

Her wedding dress was a pink crape, a peach blossom pink. It was very short-waisted, with full sleeves, and the skirt, which was slightly gored, measured just two yards in width around the bottom; a three-cornered lace handkerchief was worn about the neck.

 

Her father supplied her with ample goods and furniture for housekeeping. A high-posted walnut bedstead, a bureau of four drawers, with drop handles, some chairs and a table, a featherbed, bed clothing, table linen, towels, and dishes. After two years’ residence in Zanesville they came to Howland on horseback with their baby Catharine. Their household goods were sent by wagon. Two years afterwards they came to Warren, living in a four-roomed, weather-boarded, log house on the west side of Park avenue, where Rentfle’s shoe store is. As Mrs. Seely’s father was a slave-holder, she knew very little about housekeeping when she was married. She soon learned and became a good cook and housekeeper. Mrs. Seely had a family of six children, four girls and two boys. She made a wedding dress for each of her daughters—Catharine, who married Lieutenant (Jonathon) Ingersoll in 1828; Jane, who married Cyrus Van Gorder in 1840, and Helen, who married Judge James M. Jackson of Parkersburg, W. Va. This was an afternoon wedding, so the young couple could take the stage for Pittsburg, and was a brilliant social event, Mrs. Seely taking great interest in it because her daughter’s husband was to be a man from her own native State, Virginia. Mrs. Van Gorder is now the only daughter living, and resides on Pine street, and recalls with pleasure these earlier times.

 

In 1836 Mrs. Seeley’s sister, from Clarksburg, VA., visited her and expressed a desire to see Lake Erie. A party was made up and they rode on horseback to Painesville to view the lake.

 

In 1841 the family moved into a two story frame house further down on Park avenue, on the opposite side of the street, which was their home afterwards. Mrs. Seely was fond of reading, particularly the periodicals and newspapers. She enjoyed the society of young people, and the last years of her life were rendered pleasant by the kindly ministrations of her two great-granddaughters, whom she had taken to her home some years before, in their motherless childhood. She passed to her reward in 1875.”

 

 

 

Descendants of J. Mary Webster Jackson

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.J. Mary Webster3 Jackson (George2, John1) was born 13 August 1796 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died 27 March 1878 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Burial: after 27 March 1878, Oakwood Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio. She married Dr. Sylvanus Seely1 20 February 1817 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio2,3, son of John Seely and Elizabeth. Marriage bond on record in Harrison County, West Virginia BK5:59, Wm Williams listed as guardian. Marriage took place at the home of her father, George Jackson in Zanesville, Ohio. Sylvanus was born 1795 in Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 04 April 1847 – 04 April 1849 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio. (One Ancestry.com source gave his birth as 5 January 1795, Green County, Pennsylvania, son of John Williamson Seely and Elizabeth Williams, another source has him born Honesdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania, same parents).

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Tombstone Inscriptions:

 

There are two different tombstone inscriptions for Sylvanus, the History of Trumbull gives his death 1849:

Stone inscription reads: (conflicting data on Sylvanus)

Mary J. Seely, wife of Sylvanus, d. 27 Mar, 1878, age 81

Sylvanus Seely, M. D., d. 4 April, 1849, age 51

Sylvanus had two stones, the second reading “Sylvanus Seely, M. D. b. 1794, d. 4 April, 1847, age 51, son of John W. and Elizabeth Seely

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“Sylvanus, the son of Dr. John W. Seely, born in Pennsylvania in 1795, read medicine with his father. In the war of 1812 he entered the service and worked with Dr. John B. Harmon, being present with him at the attack of Fort Mackinaw. Having married a Virginia woman he went there to practice for a while, but returned to Warren and lived here the rest of his life. His widow Mary (Mary Jackson Seely, d/o of George Jackson) lived for over fifty years in the house next to the present fire department, opposite the former brick schoolhouse on Park avenue. It is still standing and is one of the oldest Warren residences. He died in 1849, having established a good reputation and practice. He was the father of Mrs. Cyrus Van Gorder and the grandfather of Mrs. John Kinsman.” (History of Trumbull County, Ohio, p. 320)

 

“The Seely family, Dr. John W. and Sylvanus, were Howland people, and most of their lives were spent in that township. Sylvanus finally moved to town, and with his children, George and Jane Seeley Van Gorder (the mother of Mrs. John Kinsman), lived at one time in the house now standing on South Park avenue, just south of the fire department.”

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In the 1840 census for Warren Village, Trumbull County, Ohio, the household of Sylvanus Seeley consisted of 2 males and 4 females as follows: 1 male 15-20 born 1820-25; 1 male 40-50 born 1790-1800; 1 female 5-10 born 1830-35 (Mary b. 1835/36); 1 female 10-15 born 1825-1830 [Helen born 1827]; 1 female 20-30 born 1810-1820 [ Jane born 1820]; 1 female 40-50 born 1790-1800. Catherine born ca 1817 was married and probably living elsewhere.

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In 1850 Mary J. Seely was age 50 born in Virginia, living in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio next to her daughter Catherine Ingersoll. She has property valued at $1800. Living with her were daughters Helen age 21 and Mary age 14 and one non-relative, age 18.

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In 1860 Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, M. J. Seely age 50 born Virginia, F. Messerschmidt age 30 male, M. Messerschmidt, age 23 female, K. H. Messerschmidt age 2 female, and M.E. Messerschmidt age 4 months, female, were living with M. J. Seely, age 60, born in Virginia, in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Also living there was Sylvanus Ingersol age 10.

 

Children of J. Jackson and Sylvanus Seely are:

+      2                 i.    Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely, born 1817 probably Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio at the home of her grandfather where her parents lived for two years after their marriage.

+      3                ii.    Jane W. Seely, born about April 1820 probably Howland Trumbull County, Ohio; died 11 June 1906 in Trumbull County, Ohio.

4               iii.    Mary E. Seely born 1835 Trumbull County, Ohio. She was 14 in 1850, living with her mother in Warren. Mary may have married F. Messerschmidt. In 1860 F. Messerschmidt age 30 male, born Prussia, M. Messerschmidt, age 23 female, K. H. Messerschmidt age 2 female, and M.E. Messerschmidt age 4 months, female, were living with M. J. Seely, age 60, born in Virginia, in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. In 1870 Kate age 12 and Mary age 10 were living with father, F. Messerschmitt in Warren, mother not listed.

5               iv.    Unknown Seely.

6                v.    George Seely probably born 1820-25 Trumbull County, Ohio.

7               vi.    Unknown Seely.

+      8              vii.    Helen Sophia Seely, born 06 September 1827 near Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; died 06 June 1861 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Married James Monroe Jackson.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely (J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1817 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, at the home of her Jackson grandparents. She married Lt. Jonathan Ingersoll 03 December 1837 in Canfield, Ohio4. He was born about 1805 in Connecticut, and died 1875 in Ohio. He probably died in and asylum in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

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It is unclear what happened to Catherine or where she was living from 1860 on. There is no listing for Catherine Ingersoll in the 1860 census for Trumbull County, Ohio, nor is there a listing for children Harriet, or Jonathan. Sylvanus, age 10, was found living with his grandmother in Warren. There appears to be a listing for Jonathan Sr. with his son Charles (J. Ingersoll, age 50, attorney at law and son C. (Charles, age 14) Ingersoll were living with the baker, O. J. Brooks and family in Warren. Catherine could have died and the children living with relatives. A Harriet Ingersoll, age 16, b. 1844 in Ohio showed up in the Joseph and Matilda Morris household in Philadelphia, Wd 5, Pennsylvania. She was married in 1866 in Pennsylvania so this might be the daughter of Catherine and Jonathan.

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Notes for Lt. Jonathan Ingersoll:

 

“Jonathan Ingersoll was educated for the United States navy, and when but a boy went on a cruise in the Old Constitution, going almost around the world. He resigned from the Navy in 1836, married Catherine Jackson Seely, a daughter of Dr. Sylvanus Seely in 1838. Having prepared himself for the law, he began practice, and about 1840 was clerk of the court of common pleas, which office he held for seven years. He was then clerk of the supreme court of Trumbull County. He died in 1875.” (History of Trumbull County, Ohio, by Harriet Taylor Uptown p. 165)

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On July 16, 1850 census Warren Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, Jonathan was age 45, attorney at law, property valued at $400 born in Connecticut. Catherine was age 32 born in Virginia, Harriet age 5, Charles age 3 and Sylvanus age 4 months..all born in Ohio.

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In 1870 Jonathan is residing in the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum, Newburgh, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where he probably died. He was age 64, attorney, born in Connecticut.

 

Children of Catherine Seely and Jonathan Ingersoll are:

+      9                 i.    Harriet Voorhies5 Ingersoll, born 07 September 1844 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.

+      10              ii.    Charles Edward Ingersoll, born 20 July 1846 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.

+      11             iii.    Jonathan Ingersoll, born Bet. 05 – 06 February 1853 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; died 31 January 1897 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio.

+      12             iv.    Sylvanus Seeley Ingersoll, born 25 December 1859 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; died 1933 in Sullivan County, Indiana.

 

3.Jane W.4 Seely (J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born about April 1820 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, and died 11 June 1906 in Trumbull County, Ohio. She married Cyrus J. Vangorder 23 September 1840 in Trumbull County, Ohio5. He was born April 1815 in Ohio, and died after 1900 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.

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Death record for Jane W. Seely:

 

Dual record: Trumbull County, Ohio Death Record, Vol. 3, 1894-1908, p. 284 – Dual record: d. 11 June, 1906, age 86, Mahoning, Warren, OH, Board. Health. Tombstone reading: 11 June.

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Tombstone Inscription: “Jane M. Van Gorder, daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Seely, b. 4 July, 1825, d. 21 July, 1897*, age 86, ( taken from Warren, OH Cemetery Inscription book)

 

*note discrepancy in age at death and birth in the two sources: Trumbull County Death Records and the Warren, Ohio Cemetery Inscription Book records. Calculated her birth at death age of 86 would be 1820. The 1900 census has her at age 80 born April of ’20.

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Notes for Cyrus J. Vangorder:

 

Cyrus lived in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. In 1870 he was age 55, with property valued at $8630 born in Ohio. Jane W. was age 50 and had some property valued at $370, born in Ohio and George S. Van Gorder was age 18, born in Ohio.

 

In 1880 Cyrus J. was age 59, Jane W. 57, George S. 27, a piano salesman. He was married to Eliza age 24 and had a son, Monroe J. 2 months, all born in Ohio.

 

In 1900 Cyrus was age 85, 60 years born in Ohio, his parents in New Jersey. He was born in April of ’15, Jane W. was born April of 20, age 80 had 3 children/1 living, born in Ohio, father PA and mother WV. Monroe J. grandson born Jan. ’80, age 20 and Lydia, grand daughter- in -law ,born Nov. ’81 no children, born in Ohio.

 

Children of Jane Seely and Cyrus Vangorder are:

+      13               i.    Mary E.5 Vangorder, born about 1845 in Trumbull County, Ohio.

+      14              ii.    George S. Vangorder, born 1853 in Trumbull County, Ohio.

15             iii.    Unknown Van Vangorder.

 

8.Helen Sophia4 Seely (J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 06 September 1827 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, and died 06 June 1861 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 06 June 1861, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. (Name is spelled “Seeley” on her tombstone). She married James Monroe Jackson 05 October 1851 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, son of John Jackson and Emma Beeson. Marriage bond on record in Harrison County, West Virginia BK5:59, Wm Williams listed as guardian. Marriage took place at the home of her father, George Jackson in Zanesville, Ohio. He was born 03 December 1825 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 14 February 1901 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 14 February 1901, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

Children of Helen Seely and James Jackson are: (For additional information on this family refer to descendants of John Jay Jackson)

        16               i.    Lide5 Jackson7, born 07 May 1850 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia; died 07 April 1861 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia. Burial: Aft. 07 April 1861, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

17              ii.    John J. Jackson, born 29 August 1852 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia; died 07 February 1854 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia. He died of white swelling at 1y5m9d.

+      18             iii.    Mary Emma Jackson, born 02 October 1853 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 12 June 1932 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

+      19             iv.    James Monroe Jackson, born 19 March 1855 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 23 June 1903 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

+      20              v.    Katherine Ingersoll Jackson, born 22 March 1857 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died Aft. 1923.

21             vi.    Eliza Jackson, born 18 May 1859 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia; died April 1860 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia. Baptism April 1860 “The child ill – died shortly afterwards”.

22            vii.    John J. “Johnnie” Jackson, born 10 May 1861 in Parkersburg, Wood County, (West) Virginia; died 07 February 1877 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

 

Generation No. 3

 

9.Harriet Voorhies5 Ingersoll (Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 07 September 1844 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. She married Joseph Green Jr. Butler 10 January 1866 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph Butler and Temperance Orsig. He was born 21 December 1840 in Mercer, Pennsylvania. A Harriet Ingersoll, age 16, b. 1844 in Ohio showed up in the Joseph and Matilda Morris household in Philadelphia, Wd 5, Pennsylvania.

 

Children of Harriet Ingersoll and Joseph Butler are:

23               i.    Blanche6 Butler, born 26 January 1867.

+      24              ii.    Grace Ingersoll Butler, born 15 July 1869 in Ohio.

25             iii.    Henry Audobon Butler, born 08 October 1872.

 

10.Charles Edward5 Ingersoll (Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 20 July 1846 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.

 

Child of Charles Edward Ingersoll is:
26               i.    Harry6 Ingersoll.

 

11.Jonathan5 Ingersoll (Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born Bet. 05 – 06 February 1853 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, and died 31 January 1897 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. He married Mary Grace Elliott 06 September 1884 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, daughter of John Elliott and Mary Sharky. She was born 05 February 1861 in Darlington, Canada, and died Aft. 1930.

 

Mary was still living in Youngstown at the taking of the 1930 census. She was 69, a widow born in Canada, her parents in Northern Ireland. She had immigrated to this country in 1865.

 

Children of Jonathan Ingersoll and Mary Elliott are:

27               i.    Jonathan6 Ingersoll, born 24 January 1889 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. He was a steel worker

28              ii.    Grace Ingersoll, born 20 March 1891 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. She married Willard L. Moyer; born 09 October 1891 in Pennsylvania.

29             iii.    Elliott Edward Ingersoll, born 22 January 1893 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio; died September 1973 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio

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Ohio Military Men, 1917-18

Name: Elliott E. Ingersoll ;Serial Number: 1949817 ;Race: W

Residence: 146 Bissel Ave., Youngstown, O.

Enlistment Division: National Army ;Enlistment Location: Youngstown, O. ;Enlistment Date: 19 Sep 1917; Birth Place: Youngstown, O.; Birth Date / Age: 24 9/12 Years

 

Assigns Comment: Co M 332 Infantry to Discharge Private, first class 1 Feb 1918; Private 6 Sept 1918; Private, first class 16 Jan 1919. Vittorio-Veneto; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 8 June 1918 to 15 Apr 1919. Honorable discharge 5 May 1919.

 

Volume #: 8

 

12.Sylvanus Seeley5 Ingersoll (Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 25 December 1859 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, and died 1933 in Sullivan County, Indiana11. He married Ida May Richardson 31 December 1878 in Marion County, Indiana12. She was born about 1861 in Indiana.

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Sylvanus Seeley Ingersoll: questions about his descendants?

 

Sylvanus is age 4, listed with his parents in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio is 1850. In 1860 he was age 10, living with his grandmother, Mary Jackson Seely in Warren. He is referenced again at his marriage to Ida Mae Richardson in Indianapolis, Indiana on 31 December 1878. Then in 1880 Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana census Sylvanus was age 26, a wood dealer, born in Ohio, his wife, Ida was age 19, born ca 1861 in Indiana, her father in KY and mother in Indiana. Everett was a 10 month old baby born in July according to the census. The July birth month conflicts with the October birth date of Charles Everett, see below.

 

After this census there is no other reference to Sylvanus other than the Sullivan County, Indiana Cemetery Records Vol. 3. p. 55 and death of 1933, per earlier research by Jan Roach. The only Ida Ingersoll in the census is consistently married to a John Ingersoll.

 

There is a WWII draft registration for Charles Everett Ingersoll or RR1, Hamilton Twp., Sullivan County, Indiana who was born in Marion County, Indiana on 1 October 1879. The contact was Ida Mae Ingersoll, RR1, Sullivan County.

 

In 1900 Jefferson, Greene County, Indiana, John Ingersoll, born Dec 1848, age 51, m 21 years (1879) born in OH, his father in OH and mother in Virginia (note this differs in every census reading) farmer, wife Ida, July 1861, age 38, 2 children/2 living, born in IN, father IN, mother KY, Everett, Oct 1879, 20, born IN and Earnest 15, Sept 1884, 15, IN.

 

In 1910, Hamilton, Sullivan County, Indiana, John Ingersoll 53 m1 31, Oh OH PA, Ida, age 48 m31, 2/2, IN KY KY, sons Everett 30, IN OH IN and James 24, IN OH IN.

 

1920 Hamilton, Sullivan County, Indiana, John Ingersoll age 70 OH OH OH, Ida age 58 IN IN KY and Everett age 40 IN OH IN. It was in Sullivan County where Jan found a cemetery reading for Sylvanus Ingersoll.

 

Living next door was James E. Ingersoll 35 IN, his wife Jennie age 24 and Helen age 7. (Ancestry.com). He married Lora Jane Holt in 1911 and “Jennie” may have been a nickname for her. I do find a death reference for James Ingersoll in New Berlin, Wisconsin but the death date of February 1973 conflicts with our death date of 12 July 1972.

 

On Charles Everett’s Draft Registration his contact person was Ida Mae Ingersoll of R. R. 1 Sullivan, Sullivan County, Indiana.

 

Possible children of Sylvanus Ingersoll and Ida Richardson are:

30               i.    Charles Everett6 Ingersoll, born 01 October 1879.

There is a WW2 (1942) Draft Registration for Charles Everett Ingersoll born 1 Oct 1879, age 62, born Marion County, Indiana, living RR1, Hamilton Twp., Sullivan County Indiana (#00617) Contact: Ida Mae Ingersoll, RR1 Sullivan.

 

31              ii.    James Ernest Ingersoll, born 18 September 1884 in Sullivan County, Indiana13; died Bet. 12 July 1972 – February 1973 in New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married Lora Jane Holt 19 August 1911 in Sullivan County, Indiana14; born 1896 in Ohio.

 

Notes for James Ernest Ingersoll:

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he SSDI has James Ingersoll of New Berlin Wisconsin dying in Feb 1973. SS card issued in Indiana before 1951.

 

13.Mary E.5 Vangorder (Jane W.4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born about 1845 in Trumbull County, Ohio. She married John Kinsman 17 October 1866 in Trumbull County, Ohio15. He was born about 1843 in Ohio.

 

Children of Mary Vangorder and John Kinsman are:

32               i.    Mary6 Kinsman, born 1874 in Trumbull County, Ohio.

33              ii.    Jane Kinsman, born 1876 in Trumbull County, Ohio.

 

14.George S.5 Vangorder (Jane W.4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1853 in Trumbull County, Ohio. He married Eliza. She was born about 1856 in Ohio. He was age 27 in the 1880 census. She was age 24.

 

Child of George Vangorder and Eliza is:

+      34               i.    Monroe Jackson6 Vangorder, born 31 January 1880 in Trumbull County, Ohio; died 07 June 1944 in Seattle, Washington.

 

18.Mary Emma5 Jackson (Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 02 October 1853 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 12 June 1932 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 12 June 1932, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She married Francis Vinton Rathbone 25 November 1873 in Wood County, West Virginia. He was born 08 July 1851 in Burning Springs, Wirt County, West Virginia, and died 26 September 1883 in Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Burial: Aft. 26 September 1883, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

 

Census: 14 June 1860, Burning Springs, Wirt Co., WV; Census: Roll M653_1384, p. 191

Obituary: 27 September 1883

 

Child of Mary Jackson and Francis Rathbone is:

+      35               i.    Monroe Jackson6 Rathbone, born 23 July 1874 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 18 October 1928 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

19.James Monroe5 Jackson (Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 19 March 1855 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 23 June 1903 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. He married Sophia Rathbone 05 June 1883 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She was born 17 July 1859 in Burning Springs, Wirt County, West Virginia, and died 19 March 1928 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

Children of James Jackson and Sophia Rathbone are:

36             i.      Anna Rathbone6 Jackson, born 28 April 1885 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 02 October 1970 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia22. Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She married Kenner Boreman Stephenson 27 December 1907 in Wood County, West Virginia; born 17 August 1878 in Davisville, Wood County, West Virginia; died 25 November 1956 in Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

37              ii.    John Vinton Jackson, born 24 February 1887 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 21 April 1892 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

Burial: Aft. 12 April 1892, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

+      38             iii.    Helen Sophia Jackson, born 23 June 1891 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 17 November 1918 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

20.Katherine Ingersoll5 Jackson (Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 22 March 1857 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died Aft. 1923. She married James Andrew Moffett about 1883. He was born 12 April 1851 in Marlins Bottom, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, and died 25 February 1913 in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.

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Children of Katherine Jackson and James Moffett are:

39               i.    Helen Seeley6 Moffett, born July 1888 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; She married Harold Oakly Barker.

40              ii.    Margaret Beale Moffett, born before 1900; died before 1900.

41             iii.    Robert Moffett, born before 1900; died before 1900.

42             iv.    George Monroe Moffett, born October 1883 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 22 December 1951 in New York. He married Countess Odett F. F. duBourg.. George was a food manufacturer; A. B. Princeton 1904; chairman of the board, Corn Product Refining Company; director, Commercial Solvents Corp; S. Puerto Rico Sugar Co., trustee, Central Hanover Bank & Trust Company. Home: Queenstown, Maryland; Office: 17 Battery Place, New York City.

+      43              v.    James Andrew Moffett, born 30 June 1886 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 25 March 1953 in New York.

 

Generation No. 4

 

24.Grace Ingersoll6 Butler (Harriet Voorhies5 Ingersoll, Catherine Elizabeth Jackson4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 15 July 1869 in Ohio. She married Arthur McGraw. He was born about 1867 in New York.

 

Children of Grace Butler and Arthur McGraw are:

44               i.    Authur Butler7 McGraw, born 27 October 1893 in Detroit, Michigan.

At the time of the WWI Draft registration in 1918 he was a 3rd year medical student at Columbia University in New York.

        45              ii.    Unknown McGraw.

 

34.Monroe Jackson6 Van Vangorder (George S.5 Vangorder, Jane W.4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 31 January 1880 in Trumbull County, Ohio, and died 07 June 1944 in Seattle, Washington. He married Lydia G.. She was born November 1881 in Ohio.

 

Child of Monroe Van Vangorder and Lydia G. is:

46               i.    Lynn7 Van Vangorder, born 1905 in Ohio.

 

35.Monroe Jackson6 Rathbone (Mary Emma5 Jackson, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 23 July 1874 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 18 October 1928 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 12 October 1960, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. He married Ida Virginia Welch 19 October 1898 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia32,33,34. She was born 09 December 1872 in Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia, and died 18 February 1956 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.   Burial: 2002, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

 

Child of Monroe Jackson Rathbone and Ida Welch:

+      50             iv.    William Vinton Rathbone, born 21 June 1904 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 17 December 1977 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

38.Helen Sophia6 Jackson (James Monroe5, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 23 June 1891 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 17 November 1918 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 17 November 1918, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She married Fred Meals Cochran 07 June 1911 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. He was born 01 February 1890 in Allentown, Allegany County, New York, and died 09 December 1958 in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.

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Children of Helen Jackson and Fred Cochran are:

51               i.    Anna Rathbone7 Cochran, born 27 June 1912 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia35; died 21 March 1996 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia35. She married (1) Hoblitzell; died in 36. She married (2) William I. Boreman36 12 June 1950 in North Carolina; born 10 January 191037,38; died December 1973 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia39,40.

+      52              ii.    Helen Jackson Cochran, born 13 July 1915 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 19 March 1956 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

43.James Andrew6 Moffett (Katherine Ingersoll5 Jackson, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 30 June 1886 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 25 March 1953 in New York. He married (1) Adelaide Taft McMichael. She was born 04 September 1888, and died 26 October 1934. He married (2) Adelaide Kim Moran. He divorced her and married her twice. He married (3) Irene Curley Bodde Hutton She died 1965.

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Children of James Moffett and Adelaide McMichael are:

53               i.    Robert Arkell7 Moffett. He married Ruth Marion Quigley

54              ii.    Margaret Moffett; She married (1) J. F. Carlisle. She married (2) George J. Atwell;

55             iii.    Ruth Moffett She married Johnson;.

56             iv.    Adelaide Moffett, born about 1913; She married (1) William P. Buckner; She married (2) David Brooks 13 July 1936 in New York City, New York County, New York; born about 1910; died 15 November 1936 in New York City, New York County, New York.

57              v.    Jackson Andrew Moffett, born 06 August 1914 in New Jersey; died 14 June 1978 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.

 

Generation No. 5

 

47.Monroe Jackson7 Rathbone (Monroe Jackson6, Mary Emma5 Jackson, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 01 March 1900 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 02 August 1976 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He married Eleanor Kline Groves 22 April 1922 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. She was born 10 November 1902 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and died February 1982 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Burial: Green Oaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish., Louisiana

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Children of Monroe Rathbone and Eleanor Groves are:

        58               i.    Living8. She married Living.

+      59              ii.    Monroe Jackson Rathbone, born 27 June 1925 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; died 27 September 1998 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia.

 

50.William Vinton7 Rathbone (Monroe Jackson6, Mary Emma5 Jackson, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 21 June 1904 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 17 December 1977 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: after 17 December 1977, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. He married Virginia Barton Smith 18 June 1929 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She was born 24 May 1904, and died August 1974 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

 

52.Helen Jackson7 Cochran (Helen Sophia6 Jackson, James Monroe5, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 13 July 1915 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, and died 19 March 1956 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. She married Owen Park Bowser 17 September 1934 in Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia. He was born 16 February 1914 in Calhoun County, West Virginia, and died 26 December 2002 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

 

Children of Helen Cochran and Owen Bowser are:

+      62               i.    Living8.

63              ii.    Living.

64             iii.    Owen Cochran Bowser, born 22 November 1940 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 05 May 1975 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was a private in the U. S. Marine Corps at his death. Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

65             iv.    Helen Jackson Bowser, born 21 November 1942 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; died 31 May 1999 in Washington, DC.

 

Generation No. 6

 

59.Monroe Jackson8 Rathbone (Monroe Jackson7, Monroe Jackson6, Mary Emma5 Jackson, Helen Sophia4 Seely, J. Mary Webster3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 27 June 1925 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and died 27 September 1998 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia. He married Barbara Theo Faures 15 August 1946 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. She was born 29 November 1924 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and died 27 September 1998 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia.

 

 

Updated Linda B. Meyers, January 2007

 

Endnotes

 

1. Harriet Taylor Uptown, History of Trumbull County, Ohio, p. 320.

2. Harrison County West Virginia Marriage Records, Bk:5:59.

3. Woman’s Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, edited by. Gertrude Wickham, Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, (July 1896), Vol. 1, p. 34-35.

4. Trumbull County, Ohio Marriage Record, Vol. 3, 1837-42, p. 61, Cert. # 4.

5. Trumbull County Ohio Marriage Record, Vol. 3, 1837-42, p.160, Cert. #4.

6. Wood County, West Virginia Wills, Book 9, pp. 59-69, QUAY 3.

8. Trinity Episcopal Church, Baptisms, Vol. 1, pp. 90-91, QUAY 4.

10. SSDI.

11. Sullivan County, Indiana Cemetery Records, Vol. 3:55.

12. Marion County, Indiana Marriage Record Book, Bk:15;474.

13. WWII Draft Registration.

14. Index to Marriage Records 1850 – 1920 Sullivan County, Indiana, Bk:14:521.

15. Trumbull County Ohio, Marriage Record, Vol. 6, 1860-69, p.353, Cert. #5.

16. Wood County, West Virginia Wills, Book 9, pp. 288-292, QUAY 3.

18. Trinity Episcopal Church, Baptisms, Vol. 1, pp. 92-93, QUAY 4.

20. Wood County, West Virginia Wills, Book 38, pp. 303-307, QUAY 3.

22. SSDI.

32. Trinity Episcopal Church, Parkersburg, WV, Marriages, Trinity Episcopal Church, Parkersburg, WV, Vol. 2,

35. SSDI.

37. Social Security Death Index.

39. Social Security Death Index.

 

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