This might be called Blest Be The Tie That Binds. When we see all the Limerick Twp., Berks Co. PA, Frederick Co. MD links of families, there can be no doubt that they are links between the 5 children of Peter "PVS" of Limerick Twp, PA.
Ross County was formed in 1798 near the Southeastern Corner of Ohio. It attracted families that were originally from The Perkiomen Region of Pennsylvania, as they joined the migration trail westward. Here we find the familiar names of the descendants of Nicholas Umstead, Mary Umstead DeHaven and Nicholas Bunn, who intermingled and intermarried to an amazing degree. It is a prime clue to the connection of a close relationship between Nicholas Umstead, Herman Umstead, and Mary Umstead DeHaven. Of the 11 children of Nicholas and Ann Umstead, 4 of them went to Ross Co. OH, 3 of their daughters, and their son David, where they are well-documented.
We are using the following sources:
1. The Marriage Records of Ross County Ohio, 1798-1849 , Compiled by Robert Casari, Chilicothe, Ohio, Copyright 1994, Closson Press. SLC Book #977.182, V2c.
2. Cemetery Records of Ross County from various sources, including on site inspections by members of team.
3. The County of Ross , Henry Holcomb Bennett, Editor, Madison WI, 1902, SLC film #35102.
4. Ross County, Ohio Families, by Ross County Genealogical Society.
5. A Standard History of Ross County Ohio, Reprint Edition of 1917 Edition, Compiled by Ross County Genealogical Society, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1987.
6. State Centennial History of the County of Ross, Reprint Edition of 1902 Edition, Henry Holcomb Bennett, Editor, Compiled by Ross County Genealogical Society, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1981.
The relationship of the Crouse and our Limerick Twp. families
began when Enoch Davis Esq. shows up on the 1769 tax list as
Enoch Davis Esq. farming 180 A of his 330 acres adj. to his son
John Davis farming 150 A; 1771 and sold all 330 acres of his
land to John Crouse.
Peter DeHaven, son of Harman and Mary (Umstead) DeHaven. [Mary Umstead DeHaven Connection]
David Umsted, the son of Nicholas and Ann (Davis), came to
Ross Co. in 1810. He was a successful farmer and a Methodist
church member, d. Ross County June 10 1839, bur. Crouse Chapel,
4 miles from Kingston. He was well known as a breeder of longhorn
cattle. He married Catherine Norris before coming to Ross Co.
(a) Bazel (b. Dec. 24, 1804 Frederick Co. MD,) m. Julie Ann Haynes Sept.19, 1833 d. Feb.12th 1851, Green Twp Ross Co. OH, his wife surviving until 1891. Brazil and Julia Reared 6 children: ... of whom William and Addison are dead, the others being : i. John,... ii. George ... iii. David ...iv. Norris.
[Only Davids line of children given]
iii. David Umsted, son of Bazil, was b. in Green Twp., Mar. 30th, 1844. He was a very successful cattle breeder. Dec. 13, 1871 he m. Mary E. Goodman. They have four children all of whom are well educated: Carrie E. a teacher... Edward B., farmer ... David C. graduated business school in Clevelland OH in 1896, and holds a responsible position as bookkeeper and city salesman in a mercantile house at Louisville, KY ... John A. at the Kingston High School took a course at Wilmington College in Clinton County.
(b) John d. unmarried
(c) Rachel m. George J. Moore and retired to her farm in Twin Twp. 1833. (The County of Ross, Biographical Sketches, Vol. I, p. 236, Vol. II, p. 714)
Children of Peter Bunn and Mary Rogers[?] [No marriages
except significant ones. d. OH]:
10th day April, 1810 Herman Bunn of Amity Twp. Berks
Co., yeomen, and Sarah his wife, "sold land and shortly
after they removed to Ross Co, OH.
SO WE END WITH OUR ORIGINAL RIDDLE: DID JOHANNES (Umstat, son of Hans Peter) MARRY MARY BUNN????
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