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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:12 AM
Leonard Maurer came from Shenandoah Valley, Va. in 1810 and purchased the 1,060-acre Coke Survey on the East Fork of White Oak Creek at what became Mowrystown in 1829.
  • Mowrystown Recollections: Abel Riley Mowry
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:12 AM
    Leonard Maurer came from Shenandoah Valley, Va. in 1810 and purchased the 1,060-acre Coke Survey on the East Fork of White Oak Creek at what became Mowrystown in 1829.
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  • Mowrystown Recollections: John Wesley Ruble
    Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:33 AM
    John Wesley Ruble (1884-1948) married Ida Mae Brooks (1895-1991) on Sept. 14, 1915 in Highland County. His parents were John Lewis Ruble (1846-1921) and Sarah Ellen Haines (1853-1921).
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  • Mowrystown Recollections - Paul Young
    Friday, June 26, 2015 12:27 PM
    The family of Paul Young is holding a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Elk Run Farm located southeast of Belfast in Highland County. The address is 10569 Coss Road.
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  • Friday, March 13, 2015 7:22 AM
    I have told that the Huggins came with Rev. James Gilliland circa 1804 to Red Oak from North Carolina. From Church records under date of June 11, 1831, William and Frances, his wife, and Eli, Alexander, Zimri, Elizabeth, Amzi and Jane, his wife, were all received under the care of the White Oak Church on a certificate from the Red Oak Church. This was the core group that settled on the North Fork of White Oak Creek at what became Sicily.
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  • Friday, March 6, 2015 1:10 AM
    I note that John Moore, father-in-law, is living in the household on the 1850 census. Martin Luther Huggins (1834 and death date unknown, but believed to have been before the 1870 census), was a 16-year-old boy and it is my guess that he had heard stories about John Moore’s activities on the Underground Railroad.
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  • Mowrystown Recollections: Early settlers
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:12 PM
    The Huggins family came into Ohio with Rev. James Gilliland from Gastonia, North Carolina to Red Oak circa 1805. Their earliest ancestor was John Huggins (1726-1811), who was born in Ireland and died at Gastonia, N.C.
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  • Friday, February 20, 2015 12:07 AM

    There is a lot of information on John Moore (1779-1857) who was born Dec. 4, 1779 in Madison, Middlesex, New Jersey, but we do not know his parentage. John Moore married Frances Graham (1781-1832) in Monongalia, Va. in 1799.

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  • Mowrystown Recollections: Early settlers
    Friday, February 13, 2015 12:22 AM

    John Sloan (1770-1836) married Mary Scarbrough in 1792, and they came to Highland County from Kentucky in 1808. He was a Methodist who had a log church about one mile southwest of what became Mowrystown in 1829.

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  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:15 PM
    Continuing the story of the Graham family’s settlement around what became Sardinia in 1835, I had three children to cover in the David Graham Sr. (1774-1845) and Jane Dunn Graham (1774-1839) line.
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  • Friday, January 30, 2015 2:07 AM
    The migration series that I did on the first settlers in White Oak Township, before it was a Township, is possibly my best as an historical piece. It was done by pure deed research, taking each survey and looking up who the first owners were.
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