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OURS/ Auer/Awer/Hour Family

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Posted: 958763404000
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Hi Jami,

My lineage is as follows:

Mary Bonnett Ours Married John Ours on 29 Mar 1821 in Mason Co., WV. Together they traveled to Meigs Co., Ohio in the 1830's from Jackson Co., WV. I found them in Meigs Co. on the 1840 census. They raised their family and died in Meigs Co., Ohio. I have the following info on them and their children:

1. William Butler Ours 1-10-1822 to 1-28-1891
2. John Samuel Ours 4-27-1841 to 6-30-1903
3. Nicholas Ours 10-3-1845 to 2-25-1932
4. James Ours died 12-13-1851
5. Sarah Ours
6. George Ours 4-11-1828 to 10-14-1860
7. Samuel Ours 1829
8. Lewis Ours 11-12-1830 to 4-21-1895
9. Henry Ours 1833 to 8-21-1909
10. Matilda Ours 10-1836
11. Jehu Ours 1839
12. Marion Ours

My great great - grandfather was William Butler Ours the following are William Butler Ours and his wife Rebecca Sully's children:

1. John Gilbert Ours born Aug 1855?, died 8 Mar 1927 in Hunington, Cabell Co., WV he Married: 1st wife: Elizabeth Louise Johnson
2nd wife: Emma Elizabeth Moodispaugh - nickname Lizzie

2. Poe B. Ours b 1857, d 1897? He is my great - grandfather
He Married: Lydia Minerva White on 1 Dec 1882 in Meigs Co., Ohio If you know anything about him would you please let me know? I have been told that his real name is Thomas, but have not been able to find his birth or death certificates to prove this. It states P.B. Ours on his marriage certificate, and on the 1880 census. These are the only two documents I can find on him. And my father said everyone called him Poe.

3. James M. Ours - Also know as: Jay, JM, and Jehu b Apr 1861, d 1956
he married: Julia Ann White, Lambert (her 2nd marriage), on 26 Nov 1893

4. Charles Edward Ours b? d? Married: Nancy Ada McGuire in Gallia Co,OH

5. Sarah Jane b 1849?, d 29 Feb 1936 in Gallia Co., Ohio never married

6. Mary E. Ours b ? d ? Married: AuGustus (Gus) Gallaway in Gallia,OH

7. Margaret Matilda Ours - nickname Tilly b ? d 2 Oct 1889
she Married: Jeremiah (Jerry) Lambert

8. Olive M. Ours - nickname Dink b ? d ? 1st husband: John P. Lambert on
22 Nov 1886 2nd husband: Ed Johnson

9. William F. Ours He lived at Millersport, Ohio at the time of Rebecca's death he is in her will.

My direct lineage line is as follows:

Alice Faye Ours b 1951-
Max Edward Tower b 1938- Mar 1978

Herman Evert Ours b 1924-
Ruth Irene Warren b 1930-1974 Mar 1947

William Henry Ours b 1885-1964
Goldie Esiabell Johnson b 1891-1963 Mar 1911

Poe B. Ours b 1857-1897
Lydia M. White b 1861-1943 Mar 1882

William Butler Ours b 1822-1891
Rebecca Sully Mar b ? -1900 Mar 1847

John S. Ours b 1788-1876
Mary Bonnet b 1805-1875 Mar 1821

John Godfrey Ours b 1738-1792
Anna Marie Waetherhold b 1760-1838

Does any of this sound familier to you?
It is thought that the Auer family later changed their name to Ours after they came to the USA in 1753 from Sigen, Germany Baden, Black Forest Reigon to Augusta Co., VA, USA.

I hope to hear from you about what you know of the family, even if it is just a small amout, every little bit of info helps find more information. You can e-mail me at

Good Luck Hunting,
Alice Ours Tower
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