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John Franklin Smyers

John Franklin Smyers
b. 7 October 1868, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, to John and Elizabeth (Conrad) Smyers
d. 4 June 1941, Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio

m. 2 February 1893, Hocking County, Ohio
Anna Ebert
b. 20 December 1872, Hocking County, Ohio, to Isaac Newton and Orpha (Friend) Ebert
d. 11 January 1960, Hocking County, Ohio

Children with Anna Ebert:
• Clara (1895-1916) married Tracy Denton
• Mina (1897-1930) married Peter Schopp
• Judson Owen (1899-1973) married Effie Blacksten
• Mary (1904-1935) married Francis Tubbs
• Fredrick Marshall (1909-1964)
• Franklin Jacob (1912-1968) married Virgie Burgoon

The family originally came from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 1800’s, then to Wabash County, Indiana. They moved to Hocking County, Ohio; back to Wabash County, Indiana, before 1868; and then back to Hocking County, Ohio. They were farmers.

Submitted by:
Ruby Bush
Lancaster OH
E-mail: bush-r@sbcglobal.net

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Permilla E. Osbun

Permilla E. Osbun
b. 27 June 1863, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Susan (Friend) Osbun
d. 7 November 1925, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 10 April 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
John B. Strouse
b. 15 January 1863, Albia, Noble County, Indiana
d. 10 April 1939, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with John B. Strouse:
• James Albert
• Arilla May
• Clarence W.
• Earl Clifton

They left Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

Garrett B Garrison

Garrett B Garrison
b. About 1798, New Jersey
d. 1 September 1875, Des Moines County, Iowa

m/1. 19 February 1823, Morgan County, Indiana
Nancy Williams
b. 29 November 1803, Tennessee
d. 8 Aug 1850, Florence Township, Louisa County, Iowa

m/2.
Catherine Crutchfield

m/3.
Mary Jackson

Children with Nancy Williams:

  • Margaret (1823-1890) married Joseph Ogle
  • Mary (1828-1860) married John M. Willson
  • Catherine (1834-1911) married William Rutter
  • Jonathan W. (abt. 1836 – bet. 1880/90) married Jane Elizabeth Walker
  • Sarah (1839-1854)
  • Garrett (1842-1850)
  • Louisa (1844-1916) married Samuel Edward Tutor
  • Milton (1847-1923) married (1) Edna L. Friend, (2) Alice B. Faith

Garrett’s family was in Indiana before 1823 when he married Nancy Williams. He had purchased land in February of that year in Greene Township of Morgan County. He moved to Iowa in 1836 and to Kingston in Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1852.

Garret was a farmer, and he served in the Black War in 1832 as a private in Benton County’s 40th MTDD Riflemen, Indiana Militia. He was appointed Louisa County, Iowa, School District #5 Monitor in 1847.

Submitted by:
Jesse Yale Norris
Sun City AZ
E-mail: hy3027@earthlink.net