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Wife of Robert Longwell of Monroe County, Ohio

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Wife of Robert Longwell of Monroe County, Ohio

Posted: 1006198495000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1032569576000
Surnames: Longwell, Howell, Hoskinson, Larimore
1. ROBERT1 LONGWELL was born Abt. 1797 in Pennsylvania. He married ELIZABETH KENNEY. She was born 1810 in Virginia.

i. JOHN W.2 LONGWELL, b. February 09, 1825, Ohio; d. April 27, 1897. m. Amanda Gilmore.
ii. ROBERT DOLIVER LONGWELL, JR, b. September 05, 1832, Ohio; d. July 16, 1908, Long Drain, Wetzel County, West Virginia. m. Jemima Youst
iii. MARY A. LONGWELL, b. 1835; m. JAMES HUFFMAN; b. 1830, Ohio.
iv. JOSEPH LONGWELL, b. July 1836, Ohio; d. December 1913, New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia. m. Margaret Larimore.
v. THOMAS BENTON LONGWELL, b. 1842, Ohio; d. January 18, 1869, Duffy, Monroe County, Ohio. m. Canarissa Givens.
vi. MARTHA LONGWELL, b. 1844.
vii. NANCY LONGWELL, b. March 1845, Ohio; d. 1922, New Philadelphia, Ohio. m. John H. Larimore.

I have been doing this Longwell research off and on now since 1976 when I was stationed near Washington D.C. and had access to the archives and many other reources.

I have some notes from the War of 1812 pension file ID# W.O. 35584 of Robert or Thomas Longwell. Pvt in Captain Absolom Martins Co. 27th U.S. Infantry. Enlisted
July 16, 1813 Marietta, Ohio. Discharged July 15, 1814 Detriot, Michigan.

Robert stated he was 57 years old in 1850. (Not 50 as stated on the Census). He married Martha Ferrell daughter of James S. Ferrel on June 1, 1823. I believe Tyler County, Virginia/West Virginia.
Martha applied for his pension ID# W.C. 23333. Listed Roberts death as November 4, 1852. This gave Martha's age in 1854 as 47. Consistent with the 1860 census.

On the surface at the time the few notes I took from the pension data did not seem to be enough to be certain either way this was the Robert Longwell I was looking for.

Following is more info on this Robert Longwell family:
The 1850 U.S. Census, Baresville, Ohio TWSP, Monroe County, Ohio Page 420 lists Longwell, Robert 50 Va Laborer and "Elizabeth" 40 Va

The 1860 U.S. Census, Sardis, Ohio TWSP, Monroe County, Ohio lists Longwell, "Rebecca" 53 Va Widow

The 1870 and 1880 U. S. Census, Ohio Twsp, Monroe County, Ohio. Lists "Martha Longwell" living with daughter Nancy and Husband John H. Larimore Jr.

1883 Wetzel County, West Virginia Pension Records:
No. Of Certificate, ID# 23333
Name of Pensioner, Longwell, Martha.
Post Office, New Martinsville, WV
Cause for which Pensioned, Widow 1812
Monthly Rate, *.00
Date of original allowance, Apr 1879

Three different names over the four census. Martha is the most consistent. Martha's mothers name is "Rebecca Bunner". Mothers name: Source website of Kathryn (Rhinehart) Bassett.

This info from the pension file of James S. Ferrell filed 1837 Monroe County, Ohio shows Robert Longwell as a witness.
Pension Application for the Revelutionary War filed: 04 Apr 1837 Monroe Co., Ohio; Pension extract - James S Ferrell File S7697. State of Ohio, Monroe Co.
4th Day of April, 1837 -

This declarant states the names of Rev. Rezin White and "Robert Longwell" who are acquainted with him in his present neighborhood who can testify to his character for veracity and their belief of his service as a soldier of the Revolution. Source website of Kathryn (Rhinehart) Bassett. Website address:

Some census info indicating this is the correct family:
Roberts son on 1850 Census: 1850 U.S. Census, Ohio Twsp, Monroe County, Ohio Page 406
Longwell, John W 25 Oh Farmer Amanda 21 Va

Same page: 1850 U.S. Census, Ohio Twsp, Monroe County, Ohio Page 406
Martin, Absolom 46 Va Farmer Jane 47 Ohio Longwell, Thomas 44 Ohio Boatman
Thomas Longwell is also with this family in 1860 Census, Ohio Twsp, Monroe County, Ohio

Absolom Martin is the nephew of Absolom Martin, Robert's Captain from the War of 1812.
Abolom's wife Jane, is Jane Longwell. (Source LDS Family Search files). POssible that Jane and Thomas Longwell may be the sister and brother to Robert.

1825 Personal Property Tax Tyler County, West Virginia Lists a Robert Longwell plus the Martin and Ferrell families.
All of these families Longwell, Martin, and Ferrel were in Tyler County, Virginia/West Virginia and moved to Monroe County, Ohio.

1810 U.S. Census, Ohio County, Virginia now West Virginia Page 20 Head/ Household: James Longwell. Tyler County was formed from Ohio county in 1814.
Possibly Roberts father?

Does any Longwell researcher have some of this info?

Does anyone know the source for Elizabeth Kenney being Roberts wife?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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