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Champaign County Scrapbook

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Champaign County Scrapbook

Posted: 1175881751000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minturn, Ross, Brand, Jones, Davies
I recently bought a scrapbook in a Eugene, Oregon antique store. It dates from the early 1800's to about 1915. I believe it was kept by a member of the Ross or Brand families who had settled in the Urbana area about 1805. The book has a front cover, but no back cover, it is 60+ pages of newspaper articles. (William A. Brand was the editor of the local newspaper from 1865-1878, also a lawyer and Postmaster.)

It has an extensive history of the area...particularly a series of articles titled, "History of Mt. Psgah Neighborhood." The history begins...

"Although its boundaries cannot be determined with precision, yet we will assume they are as follows: It is bounded north by the Mechanicsburg pike, east by a line drawn southward from Mutal, south by a line drawn eastward from Powhatttan, and west by the township line. Its northeast courner nestles in the arms of Mutual, and the southwest corner is protected by the friendly tribes of Powhattan. First in the annals of this neighborhood appear the surneames Runyan, McLain, Lafferty, Minturn, Jones, Clark, Robinson, Reid, Ward, Baker, Hedges and Garber."

The first settlement was made in 1802 by John Runyan and Joseph McLain. They were born in New Jersey....."

This series articles gives the genealogy of most of the people mentioned. The schools, graveyards, business, first houses and business. It is very extensive. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE CORRECTIONS TO THE ARTICLES, THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE SERIES. This is important because, dates and genealogical information is corrected from what was originally published. This is a series of 10 articles, about 8.3 8.5x11 pages of small newspaper type.

The scrapbook has more than 60 pages of newspaper clippings. They include obituaries, society news, business news, GAR, Church news, especially the Methodist Episcopal Church. The early history tells who the teachers in the schools were, a list of students, which schools burnt down and were rebuilt, and where they were. It also says where the early graveyards and family burial grounds were. There are also a few pictures.

Western Bank Note and Eng. Co. (some of the families in the book were bankers)
(from the Turn of the Century (1899) Jennie O. De Golyer, Pres. YWCA
William O. Hunter, Saff Captain Salvation Army
Geo. H. Fitch, General Secretary YMCA
Emma A. Estes, Principal Christian Science Institute
Bishop William X. Ninde - ME Church
Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in 1903

It really is full of early information.

I started compiling the names...I finally gave up there are too many, but here is a partial list:

Name Birth date Death date Birth location
A. P. Ross
Abijah Ward
Abner Barritt or Barrett
Abram Jones 11 Oct 1809
Albert P Ross Abt. 1854
Allen Minturn Feb 1783 01 Apr 1855
Anna Brand
Anna Jane Ross
Ary Paul
Barton Minturn May 1780 Nov 1867
Brand Whitlock
Bunnell Minturn Abt. 1792 25 Jan 1868
Caroline Ross
Carrie Davies
Catherine Reid
Charles Alanson Ross
Charles Alanson Ross 02 Dec 1849 04 Aug 1914 Urbana, OH
Charles Brand
Charles Lester Arnold
Charles Ross
Charles W. L. Taylor 1832 Apr 1880 Ohio
child Jones Bef. 1809
Child Ross
Chlild Jones Bef. 1809
Christiana 30 Jun 1820
Coleman B. Ross
Daniel Baker New Jersey
Daniel Jones Apr 1812
Dau Jones
Daughter Jones
David Marsh
David P. Fulton
E. D. Whitlock
Edward J. Davies
Edward Jones
Edward Minturn
Edward Minturn 21 Jun 1805 Mt. Pisgah, Ohio
Edward Ward
Elizabeth Brand
Elizabeth Minturn Apr 1812
Ella Brand
Ella Brand Abt. 1852
Ella C. Taylor 1841 Ohio
Ellen Brand Bef. 1905
Ellen Taylor
Esther Jones 30 Jul 1849
Evan B. Patrick
Fannie E. Patrick
Frances R. Saxton Abt. 1838
Frank S. Ross Abt. 1858
Fred W. Arnold
Frederick Michael
George Minturn 1864
George Wolf
Guy L. Qualls
Hannah Jones Abt. 1806 28 Oct 1855
Hannah Jones 29 Sep 1806
Hansen Neal
Hattie Wright
Isaac Lafferty
Israel Ludlow
Ivva Brand Abt. 1857 27 Feb 1875 Ohio
Ivva Ross
J. C. Hamilton
J. F. Brand
J. H. Patrick Bef. 1830
J. Quincy Ward
J. R. Taylor
Jacob Conklyn Bef. 1880
Jacob Garber
Jacob Minturn
Jacob Minturn Abt. 1754 08 Feb 1817 New Jersey
Jacob Minturn
James A. McLain
James McCann
James Reid 28 May 1785 11 Feb 1857 Martinsburg, Berkely County, Virginia
James Robinson
James Todd
James Walker Apr 1812
James. H. Taylor 1839 Ohio
Jane Lafferty
Jane Minturn
Joanna Minturn Abt. 1814
John Clark
John Francis Brand 18 Jun 1848 13 Oct 1919 Union Township, Ohio
John H. Runyan
John Hedges
John Jones 12 Nov 1804 15 Jul 1876
John Kirby
John Lafferty 08 Jun 1778 18 May 1822 Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia
John McCreary Bef. 1880
John McLain
John Neal
John Owens
John P. Brand
John R. Ross 21 Apr 1868 Oct 1908
John Ross
John Runyan New Jersey
John Talbott
John Ward
Jones New Jersey
Joseph A. Reynolds
Joseph Coulson Brand, Jr. Abt. 1840
Joseph Coulson Brand, Sr. Abt. 1810
Joseph E. Brand
Joseph Knox
Joseph McLain New Jersey
Joseph Robinson
Joshua Saxton
Julia A. Slater Abt. 1821
Julia C. Ross Abt. 1856
Julia V. Taylor 1835 Ohio
Justus Jones
Lavinia Talbott 05 Apr 1813 02 Nov 1905 Newtown, Virginia
Lena Brand
Lucien Taylor 1837 Ohio
Margaret Abt. 1822
Margaret Belle Brand Abt. 1843 13 Sep 1893
Martha M. 01 Mar 1854
Mary 1803 Virgina
Mary Fox
Mary Lafferty 26 Dec 1807 Mt. Pisgah, Ohio
Mary Lavinia Brand Abt. 1845
Nancy 09 Feb 1780 23 Aug 1847
Nancy Jones
Native American
Nicholas Delong
Peter K. Naedler Mar 1748 24 Jul 1844
Philander B. Ross Abt. 1812
Pierre Dugan France
Rachel Aft. 1834
Reynolds Ross
Rezin C. Wilson
Richard Baldwin
Richard Ward
Robert S. Reid 01 Nov 1811 Mt. Pisgah, Ohio
Robert Woods
Ronald Donladson
Sallie Docum
Samuel Barnett
Samuel Canada
Sarah Osborn
Sister Clark Apr 1812
Smith Minturn
Son Brand 01 May 1884 Ohio
Son Davies
Son Runyan
son Walker Apr 1812
Son Whitlock 26 Mar 1880 Deleware, OH
Stephen Clark Abt. 1806
Thomas Calloway
Thomas Hatton
Thomas Lafferty Nov 1803
Thomas Talbott Brand, Sr. Abt. 1835
W. J. Davies
William A. Brand 09 Jul 1837 14 May 1879 Urbana, OH
William Hendricks
William J. Davies 1841 02 Jul 1904
William Lafferty
William Neal
William Paul Virgina
William R. Reid
William Raper Jones Aug 1833
William Reynolds Ross 07 May 1841 23 Dec 1915 Urbana, OH
William S. Taylor 1807 Abt. 1854 Virgina
William Vance

Marriage Report
Husband Wife Marriage date Status of relationship
Fred W. Arnold Ivva Ross
Daniel Baker Jones
John Francis Brand Fannie E. Patrick 01 Dec 1870
John P. Brand Hattie Wright Aug
Joseph Coulson Brand, Sr. Lavinia Talbott 04 Jul 1832
William A. Brand Frances R. Saxton 12 Jul 1859
John Clark Phebe
Stephen Clark Hannah Jones
Jacob Conklyn Emily
William J. Davies Anna Jane Ross 1866
Pierre Dugan Native American
Hall Caroline Ross
Jones Mary Lafferty
Abram Jones Nancy
Daniel Jones Elizabeth Minturn
John Jones Mary
John Lafferty Sarah Osborn 09 Sep 1800
David Marsh Nancy Jones
Allen Minturn Rebecca
Barton Minturn Esther Jones
Barton Minturn Hannah Jones
Bunnell Minturn Nancy
George Minturn Mary Fox
Jacob Minturn Abigail
John Owens Jane Minturn 27 Sep 1808
Guy L. Qualls Ella Brand
James Reid Christiana
James Reid Martha M.
James Robinson Rachel
Joseph Robinson Eve
Ross Ella C. Taylor
Charles Alanson Ross Ella Brand 25 Jun 1872
Philander B. Ross Julia A. Slater
William Reynolds Ross Margaret Belle Brand 1866
William Reynolds Ross Ellen Taylor
John Talbott Margaret
William S. Taylor Mary
James Walker Sister Clark
E. D. Whitlock Mary Lavinia Brand
Rezin C. Wilson Dau Jones

Would like to connect with someone who is interested in these families.


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