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Licking County, Ohio Pioneers

Browse our Licking County, Ohio Pioneers - including pioneers from Monroe, Hartford and Newark Townships in Licking County, Ohio 

I want to post a Special Thanks to the following research partners who helped me greatly in accumulating information: Garry Dove, Marjorie Sponaugle, Elizabeth 'Marie' Whitehead Dague, and Algy McBride, Past President of the Franklin County, Ohio Genealogical Society.


1. Licking County, Ohio Surnames

    COLE ca 1830-1890, COOLEY ca 1813-1850, DAGUE ca 1845-current, DiGIACAMANTONIO 1910-current, DOWNING ca 1815-1850, GREEN ca 1806-current, ELLIOTT ca 1801-current, HOLCOMB ca 1813-1831, JOHNSON ca 1830-current, KASSON ca 1830-current, MARTIN ca 1890-1965, MILLIKEN ca 1820-1854, MONROE ca 1835-current, PARR ca 1801-current, RICCIARDO ca 1902-current, WILLIAMSON ca 1810-current, WILLISON ca 1810-current

Early Licking County, Ohio Settlers

Clark COOLEY II married Candace HOLCOMB in 1790 at Granville, MA and migrated to Canandaigua, NY and then Hartford Township, Licking County, Ohio about 1813. The first white child born in Hartford Township was their daughter Michel. Candace died in 1831 and Clark moved to Indiana where he remairried and had another family.

The GREENs, KASSONs, MILLIKENs, JOHNSONs, COLEs, DOWNINGs, and WILLISONs were early settlers of Monroe Township, Licking County, Ohio.

The WILLIAMSONs, GREENs, DAGUEs, and MONROEs were early settlers of Jersey Township, Licking County, Ohio.

The PARRs and ELLIOTTs were early settlers of Newark Township, Licking County, Ohio. Samuel PARR built the first Log home in Newark, Ohio.

If you are researching any of these families I will be happy to exchange info with you.


2. Some Elusive Ancestors:

Looking for parents and ancestors of the following ancestors:

COLE, S. Possibly Stephen or Salathiel, (married Elizabeth ______) their daughter Eliza was born in Circleville, Fairfield County (now Pickaway County), Ohio ca 1810, Eliza's mother Elizabeth was living with her family in the 1850 census in Monroe Twp, Licking County, Ohio.  
Thanks to Ralph Tuttle for sending me info on S. Cole who is Stephen Cole married to Elizabeth Gorsuch. Stephen descends from Salathiel Cole and Sarah _____ . Salathiel descends from Thomas Cole b. 2/14/1718 d. 1792 and Elizabeth Merriman. The line has extended significantly.

CORBY, Nathaniel (Nate) - Nate Corby (or possibly Corbin) was born in New Jersey. Probably lived in Bergen County and maybe near Pompton Plains circa 1820-1840. Was in Licking County, Ohio ca 1840. Probably never married. Supposedly gained wealth in Chicago or possibly New York City, New Jersey or elsewhere. Not much else is known. Have looked far and wide with no results yet. Is he a sibling to your (Corby or Corbin) family?

DIX (aka DICKS), Derostus (Drosdus) F. - Civil War 96th OVI Co D and 77th OVI b ca 1827 Ohio died 30 Mar 1894 Delaware County, OH married Isabelle Gray 24 Dec 1854 in Delaware County, OH

GRAY, James born ca 1785 PA, married Elanor Barrit, may have come from Westmoreland County, Pa to Ohio and lived in Tuscarawus County, OH in 1831 when daughter Isabelle was born - went to Delaware County, Ohio after that. James and family can be found in Porter Township, Delaware County, Ohio in 1850 Census.

JOHNSON, James - born 1 Dec 1805 Baltimore County, MD Married Eliza Cole in Fairfield County, Ohio 31 Oct 1828 moved to Monroe Twp. Licking County, Ohio. Possibly came with Gorsuch or Cole Families from Maryland.

JOHNSON, William - married Mary Rust 20 Dec 1780 Tolland, CT - Mary born 1 May, 1750 Coventry, CT

MARTIN, Abraham - lived Vermont ca 1790, Living Stanstead Plain, Quebec Province, Canada 1811 married Candace Chapin who was born in Uxbridge, MA

MILLIKEN, James born PA, died ca 1838 Licking County, Ohio married Mary or Martha Lockard. Also possible name Milligan.

3. Italian Surnames:

All of these surnames are from the old country except RICCIARDO (Sicilia) and DiGIACOMANTONIO (Abruzzi e Moliste) which have roots in Licking County, Ohio as well as Italy. These are families mostly from the Ortucchio, Province L'Aquila, which is east of Rome about 50 miles near the Eastern Italian Seaboard.



I have compiled three books -

1.  ”The DAGUE, MARTIN and MONROE Families” of Monroe and Jersey Township, Licking County, Ohio 

     Includes the family of Clark Cooley II 's second wife Fanny Landon

3.  JOHNSONS and KASSONS and Related Families of Licking County Ohio

The following Gedcom Files are available as well:
    The Gedcom Files are for these books as well as for "The Green Tree" by Robert Green and "A Line     A Day" by William A. Ashbrook.
1.  ”The DAGUE, MARTIN and MONROE Families” of Monroe and Jersey Township,
    Licking County, Ohio  Vol I and Vol II
 Includes the family of Clark Cooley II 's second wife Fanny Landon
3.  JOHNSONS and KASSONS and Related Families of Licking County Ohio
4. The Green Tree GEDCOM files
5. The Ashbrook GEDCOM Files
6. The Complete Set of GEDCOM Files

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