LOGAN CO, OHIO ( made in 1818 from CHAMPAIGN CO)

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from FRANK SELLERS
Sellersgen@aol.com

Has anyone ever been able to establish the congregations to which these
ancestors of ours belonged?

I can offer the following elementary land location clues from work I did in
Ohio in the mid-to-late 1970s. In 1826 and 1827 Henry Sellers' farm must
have been in Xenia Township since his horse and cow were taxed in that
township's records. In 1828 and 1829 he owned 100 acres in Caesar Creek
Township "on the waters of Caesar Creek", which he purchased from Joshua Bell in
1828. This was part of an original patent survey of 1200 acres, number
1378, made to John Brown, who obtained it from the first owner, who was
Clement Biddle. Biddle had received a land grant for military service.

Henry Sellers signed the deed for this 100 acres he had bought from Joshua
ad Mary Bell on March 25, 1828 and the deed was recorded on Oct 6, 1828.
Witnessed by William McHenry and George Townsley. Record is found in
County Deeds Volume 11, page 179. Land was located in Military survey 1378.

After Henry's death, John Blakely bought the 100 acres in 1830 from the
four children. (Volume 12, page 164.) Jacob and Lydia and Henry and Barbara
agreed on April 19th, with the latter agreement coming by a court action in
Logan County. John Sellers and wife Elizabeth and Elizabeth Weaver
appeared before Justice of the Peace Josiah Davison on May 28.

Michael Harness was the next owner (1836), followed by Peter Tressler
(1850). In 1866 it was purchased by Jacob Thomas. In the mid to late 1970s,
the land was owned by Donald and Norma Tidd, and still had the metes and
bounds legal descritpion. Are Greene County land records on computer now?

My census notes of 1830 say Henry and Barbara were in Miami Township of
Logan County. Again, any congregation recorded?

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BRETHREN@rootsweb.com
Subject: [BRE] Brethren congregations in Logan County, OH

I'm seeking to identify and find information on early Miami Township, Logan
County, Ohio Brethren or Dunkard congregations/churches. I'm looking for
members named Ohmart and Sellers between 1820 and 1840. Can anyone help?
Some of those residents moved to Montgomery County, IL in early 1840s.

The Ohmarts and Sellers in Logan County moved there from Caesar's Creek
area of Greene County, OH.

Frank Sellers
Falls Church, VA
Sellersgen@aol.com

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Re: [BRE] Brethren congregations in Logan County, OH

Becky,

Thanks for your email!! Where is there a record of that early
congregation?

If the location west of Bellefontaine was in or near Miami Township in
1830 then we have a strong clue. The Frantz and Ohmart family names being
mixed in the same cemetery matches my own family which provides another clue
that you've pointed out the right spot. Have you ever seen the list of those
buried there?

My g-g-grandmother Barbara Ohmart was a daughter of Christian Ohmart and
Annie Weaver and married Henry Sellers in Clark County, Ohio in 1822, with
Christian Frantz conducting the ceremony.

The departure to Illinois included Frantz, Ohmart, Sellers (married Ohmart)
and Sherman (married Ohmart)family names. I think some returned to Ohio.

Logan County census records show Barbara Ohmart and husband with their
family in Maimi Twp in 1830 and in Harrison Twp. in 1840.

There's a mention in Baskin's History of Logan County, pg. 479, of a steam
sawmill in Zane Township, Logan County in 1833-1834 operated by "Brattany
and Sellers." Where is Zane Township?

Thanks in advance!
Frank Sellers




In a message dated 6/11/2009 12:36:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
beckyyoung777@hotmail.com writes:

Frank --

My understanding is that there was a church near West Route 47, west of
Bellefontaine OH, here in Logan County. There is a congregation (Stony
Creek) out that way, along with a congregation currently in Bellefontaine, the
Bellefontaine COB, but both these congregations' buildings are newer than
the initial settlement. I have heard there is a small cemetary from the
original settlement church that has fallen into really bad disrepair, and is
back in a farmer's field. The Logan County Library and/or the Logan County
Genealogical Society has a listing of the people buried there. I understand
it includes Frantz and Ohmarts. This is my family also, and I've always
been very curious as to why they settled here then seemed to have all left
the area for a while. I believe the Frantz family also came from Clark
County Ohio to here. I would be interested in hearing what you find.

Thanks,

Becky

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> From: Sellersgen@aol.com
> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:53:47 -0400
> To: brethren@rootsweb.com
> Subject: [BRE] Brethren congregations in Logan County, OH
>
> I'm seeking to identify and find information on early Miami Township,
Logan
> County, Ohio Brethren or Dunkard congregations/churches. I'm looking
> for
> members named Ohmart and Sellers between 1820 and 1840. Can anyone help?
> Some of those residents moved to Montgomery County, IL in early 1840s.
>
> The Ohmarts and Sellers in Logan County moved there from Caesar's
> Creek
> area of Greene County, OH.
>
> Frank Sellers
> Falls Church, VA

 

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1820 LOGAN CO, OH
1830 LOGAN CO, OH

1830
Henry Sellers Miami, Logan, Ohio =11001/011001=MALE 20/30=1790/1800
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JOBBE POLK 20/30
JOHN T. WILLSON 30/40

BRETHREN Digest, Vol 4, Issue 242

As a minor point of clarification - the "Jacob Mumaw" which was
recorded in the Logan County 1830 census was really "Jacob Moomaw" of
Botetourt Co., VA. His wife was Elizabeth Ohmart of Shenandoah
County, VA. Jacob Moomaw's sister, Margaret "Maggel" Moomaw married
George Ohmart (also in the census), the brother of Elizabeth Ohmart.
Their father was Christian Ohmart.

Doug Mumma

>Logan County, Ohio
>Census
>
>1830 Census Index
>Sellers, Henry 63 Miami Twp
>Omit, Christian 67 Lake Twp
>Omit, George 67 Lake Twp
>Frantz, Abraham 67 Lake Twp
>Frantz, Jacob 69 Lake Twp
>Houtz, Elizabeth, Junr. 68 Lake Twp
>Houtz, Elizabeth, Senior 68 Lake Twp
>Houtz, George 67 Lake Twp
>Houtz, John 67 Lake Twp
>Hover, John 68 Lake Twp
>Miller, Abraham 67 Lake Twp
>Mumaw, Jacob 67 Lake Twp

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1840

Henry Seller Harrison, Logan, Ohio =1111001/101001=
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DANIEL SHAWVER 60/70
JOHN SHAWVER


1850 LOGAN CO, OH



Barbara Ohmart Sellers and her son John
Henry Sellers b. 1835 in Logan Co., OH, moved to the area of Bourbon, IN in the
1850s after Henry Sellers Jr. death in 1848. (Info from?, msh)
BARBARA OHMART SELLERS is connected to =  ?


Source: BRETHREN@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [BRE] Brethren congregations in Logan County, OH

Frank and Becky,

Looking at Frank's census list reminds me of why it's composed the way it is. The list does have some Ohmarts, but it is mainly about the Houtz family. The head of that family in 1830 was Elizabeth Houtz Sr. She was the widow of Leonard Houtz (died 1824) who founded the city of Bellefontaine. Leonard Houtz was Elizabeth's second husband. It was also Leonard's second marriage. His first marriage was to Anna Eshelman back in Pennsylvania. The widow Houtz's first husband in Virginia (and before that in Pennsylvania) was David Frantz (died 1815). The Abraham and Jacob Frantz in the census were two of their sons. Elizabeth Houtz Sr. was born Elizabeth Garst. She was one of the daughters of John Nicholas Garst.

Although the Houtz family stayed on in Logan County, the Frantzes and the Ohmarts drifted back toward Clark County. Most of the Frantzes from Virginia had already settled in Clark County and were leaders in the Donnells Creek church. Christian Ohmart had first settled in Clark County before buying some land in Logan County in 1828, where he lived only for a few years before his death in 1835. After he died some of the Ohmarts went back to Clark County.

Leonard Houtz was the real reason why there were so many Brethren in Logan County in 1830. The Frantz men who were in Logan were mainly his step-children who came with him.

Dwayne Wrightsman

-----Original Message-----
From: brethren-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:brethren-bounces@rootsweb.com]
On Behalf Of Sellersgen@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 2:17 PM
To: brethren@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [BRE] Brethren congregations in Logan County, OH

Hi Becky,

I've taken a long look at the 1830 Logan County census and found the
following names all in Lake Township. Henry Sellers was in Miami. I wonder if
these people were the creators of the church you mention. (The numbers in
italics were the page numbers.)

Have you had time to learn more?

Logan County, Ohio
Census

1830 Census Index
Sellers, Henry 63 Miami Twp
Omit, Christian 67 Lake Twp
Omit, George 67 Lake Twp
Frantz, Abraham 67 Lake Twp
Frantz, Jacob 69 Lake Twp
Houtz, Elizabeth, Junr. 68 Lake Twp
Houtz, Elizabeth, Senior 68 Lake Twp
Houtz, George 67 Lake Twp
Houtz, John 67 Lake Twp
Hover, John 68 Lake Twp
Miller, Abraham 67 Lake Twp
Mumaw, Jacob 67 Lake Twp

Thank you for having an interest in this old grouping.
Best regards,
Frank Sellers


In a message dated 6/11/2009 12:36:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
beckyyoung777@hotmail.com writes:

Frank --

My understanding is that there was a church near West Route 47, west of
Bellefontaine OH, here in Logan County. There is a congregation (Stony
Creek) out that way, along with a congregation currently in Bellefontaine, the
Bellefontaine COB, but both these congregations' buildings are newer than
the initial settlement. I have heard there is a small cemetary from the
original settlement church that has fallen into really bad disrepair, and is
back in a farmer's field. The Logan County Library and/or the Logan County

Genealogical Society has a listing of the people buried there. I understand
it includes Frantz and Ohmarts. This is my family also, and I've always
been very curious as to why they settled here then seemed to have all left
the area for a while. I believe the Frantz family also came from Clark
County Ohio to here. I would be interested in hearing what you find.

Thanks,

Becky

 

 

 

> From: Sellersgen@aol.com
> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:53:47 -0400
> To: brethren@rootsweb.com
> Subject: [BRE] Brethren congregations in Logan County, OH
>
> I'm seeking to identify and find information on early Miami Township,
Logan
> County, Ohio Brethren or Dunkard congregations/churches. I'm looking
> for
> members named Ohmart and Sellers between 1820 and 1840. Can anyone help?
> Some of those residents moved to Montgomery County, IL in early 1840s.
>
> The Ohmarts and Sellers in Logan County moved there from Caesar's
> Creek
> area of Greene County, OH.
>
> Frank Sellers
> Falls Church, VA
> *beckyyoung777@hotmail.com writes:

Frank --

My understanding is that there was a church near West Route 47, west of
Bellefontaine OH, here in Logan County. There is a congregation (Stony
Creek) out that way, along with a congregation currently in Bellefontaine, the
Bellefontaine COB, but both these congregations' buildings are newer than
the initial settlement. I have heard there is a small cemetary from the
original settlement church that has fallen into really bad disrepair, and is
back in a farmer's field. The Logan County Library and/or the Logan County
Genealogical Society has a listing of the people buried there. I understand
it includes Frantz and Ohmarts. This is my family also, and I've always
been very curious as to why they settled here then seemed to have all left
the area for a while. I believe the Frantz family also came from Clark
County Ohio to here. I would be interested in hearing what you find.

Thanks,

Becky
beckyyoung777@hotmail.com

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Becky,

Thanks for your email!! Where is there a record of that early
congregation?

If the location west of Bellefontaine was in or near Miami Township in
1830 then we have a strong clue. The Frantz and Ohmart family names being
mixed in the same cemetery matches my own family which provides another clue
that you've pointed out the right spot. Have you ever seen the list of those
buried there?

My g-g-grandmother Barbara Ohmart was a daughter of Christian Ohmart and
Annie Weaver and married Henry Sellers in Clark County, Ohio in 1822, with
Christian Frantz conducting the ceremony.

The departure to Illinois included Frantz, Ohmart, Sellers (married Ohmart)
and Sherman (married Ohmart)family names. I think some returned to Ohio.

Logan County census records show Barbara Ohmart and husband with their
family in Maimi Twp in 1830 and in Harrison Twp. in 1840.

There's a mention in Baskin's History of Logan County, pg. 479, of a steam
sawmill in Zane Township, Logan County in 1833-1834 operated by "Brattany
and Sellers." Where is Zane Township?

Thanks in advance!
Frank Sellers