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Mary Catherine Rauk/Rauck/Ronk/Ranck

Mary Catherine Rauk/Rauck/Ronk/Ranck
birth: 10 July 1798 in Somerset, Pennsylvania to John A. Ranck & Unknown
death: 30 March 1841 in Fayette, Indiana
burial: Smoker Family Cemetery, Abington, Wayne, Indiana

marriage: 28 December 1819 Montgomery, Ohio
Jacob Troxell
birth: 2 October 1797 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Abraham and Mary Rohrer Troxell
death: 6 April 1885 in Fayette, Indiana
burial: Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Fayette, Indiana

Children of Mary Catherine Ranck and Jacob Troxell:

  • Elizabeth Troxell 1820-1901 John Anderson Long
  • Joseph Troxell 1823-1845
  • John Troxell 1825-1911 1st m. Louisa Sampson 2nd m. Ann Elizabth Gruwell
  • Abraham Troxell 1827-1908
  • Levi Troxel Abt 1830-1871 Sarah J. Campbell
  • Jonathan Troxell 1833-1871 Eliza Jane Port
  • Jacob Troxell 1835-1906 Malinda Lynn
  • Mary Catherine Troxell 1837-1912 John Calvin Henry

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Waterloo, Fayette County

Other Information: Mary Catherine was born on 10 July 1798 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. The name of her mother is unknown. Mary Catherine and her sister, Elizabeth 1799-1825, were the only two children of her father’s first union. Her father remarried circa 1804 to Elizabeth Dumbaugh. About 1814, the family relocated briefly to Yadkin, North Carolina where Mary Catherine’s 4th step-sibling was born. By December 1819, the family had moved to Montgomery, Ohio where Mary Catherine wed Jacob Troxell. Although family records conflict on when the couple and their young children moved to Indiana, it was likely by 1829 where they lived on the west fork of the White River near Waterloo, Fayette, Indiana. It was there that husband Jacob worked to build a mill race. Mary Catherine died in Fayette, Indiana on 30 March 1841. The youngest of her eight children was four years old at the time of her death.

Mary Catherine’s step mother was Elizabeth Dumbaugh, born about 1812 in Pennsylvania. She was last found in the 1880 US Federal census suffering from rheumatism. She resided with her husband, John, in Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania. The couple had the following children:
Jonathan D. Ranck 1805-1891 Hannah Saylor
Edmond Ranck 1807-1833
Hiram Amon Ranck 1812-1881 Clarinda
Nancy Ranck 1814-1878 Henry Long
Some family trees list Elhanan Ranck ?-1835 as a fifth child, however, that is unconfirmed. A Elhanan Ranck is found in the 1830 US Federal Census as a head of household in Center, Wayne, Indiana with five others in the household. He may have been the 20-29 year old male or the 15-19 year old male if he was born about 1810. There is a gap in the known siblings ages where he possibly fits. Also in the household was a male 60-69 and three females, 15-19, 20-29 and 60-69. An Indiana will is found for Elhanan probated on 7 October 1835 in Wayne, Indiana. It noted his wife, Elizabeth, and two brothers, Jonathan and Hiram. If Elhanan is in this family, his brother Edmond would have been deceased. There was no mention of his sister, Nancy, who would have been single. It is unknown who the others enumerated in the household were. If Elhanan was a step sibling of Mary Catherine and Eleanor, there was also no mention of them in the will.

Submitted by:
Lori Samuelson
Email: genealogyatheart@gmail.com

Jacob Troxell

Jacob Troxell
birth:  2 October 1797 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Abraham and Mary Rohrer Troxell
death: 6 April 1885 in Fayette, Indiana
burial: Robinson Chapel Cemetery, Fayette, Indiana

marriage: 28 December 1819 in Montgomery, Ohio
Mary Catherine Rauk
birth: 10 July 1798 in Somerset, Pennsylvania to John A. Ranck and Unknown
death: 30 March 1841 in Fayette, Indiana
burial: Smoker Family Cemetery, Abington, Wayne, Indiana

Children of Mary Catherine Rauk and Jacob Troxell:

  • Elizabeth Troxell 1820-1901 John Anderson Long
  • Joseph Troxell 1823-1845
  • John Troxell 1825-1911 1st m. Louisa Sampson 2nd m. Ann Elizabeth Gruwell
  • Abraham Troxell 1827-1908
  • Levi Troxell 1830-1871 Sarah J. Campbell
  • Jonathon Troxell 1833-1871 Eliza Jane Port
  • Jacob Troxell 1835-1906 Malinda Lynn
  • Mary Catherine Troxell 1837-1912 John Calvin Henry

2nd marriage:
Mary Jane Carlton Port
birth: 1805
death: 28 March 1844 in Fayette County, Indiana
burial: Green Cemetery, Waterloo, Fayette, Indiana.

Children of Mary Jane Carlton Port and Jacob Troxell:

  • Sara Ann Troxell 1843-1926 Robert Charles McGraw

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Waterloo, Fayette County

Other Information: Jacob Troxell was born 2 October 1797 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. By 1810, he, along with his family, had relocated to Bear Creek, near Miamisburg, Montgomery, Ohio. It was there, on 28 December 1819 that he married Mary Catherine Rauk. There is conflict in where the couple resided. Some sources note that the first three children were born in Montgomery, Ohio, however, there is a family genealogy that stated they relocated to Indiana in 1822. It is more likely that the couple relocated in 1829 to the west fork of the White River near Waterloo, Fayette, Indiana where they were building a mill race. In 1830, the family is found in Fayette, Indiana. Jacob’s first wife died in 1841; he remarried and continued to live in Waterloo, Fayette, Indiana through his death on 6 April 1885.

Submitted by:
Lori Samuelson
Email: genealogyatheart@gmail.com

Seth Sampson, II

Seth Sampson, II
b. 12 April 1825, Switzerland County, Indiana, to Seth and Eunice (Hopkins) Sampson
d. 24 November 1918, Van Wert, Decatur County, Iowa

m/1. 22 November 1848, Patriot, Switzerland County, Indiana
Margaret Jane Wilson
b. 14 April 1825, to Aaron and Catherine Wilson
d. 7 May 1889

m/2. 1890
Mrs. Mary E. Brewer
d. 7 June 1904

Children with Margaret Jane Wilson:
• Marvin L.
• Edwin D.
• George
• Mary T.
• James F.
• Avarilla C.
• William
• Carrie J.
• Francis L.
• Charles M.

In 1853 Seth left Indiana and bought land in Wapello County, Iowa. Ten years later he moved to Decatur County and then to Van Wert in 1885.

Seth was in Company F, 7th Iowa Infantry from 22 July 1861 until his discharge at Pittsburg, Tennessee, on 14 March 1862. He lived mostly from farming and began preaching as a local preacher in 1869.

Submitted by:
Dale Davidson Harguess
Huntington Beach CA
E-mail: dharguess@coastline.edu

Seth Sampson

Seth Sampson
b. 17 January 1778 near Boston, Massachusetts, to Ezekiel and Sarah (Fance/Faunce) Samson
d. 20 August 1856, Madison County, Illinois

m. 8 July 1804, New York
Eunice Hopkinson
b. 13 July 1786, New Hampshire
d. 23 October 1883, Indiana

Children with Eunice Hopkinson:
• Olive (b. 1805)
• Lydia (b. 1806)
• Hannah
• Sabra
• Amanda
• Caleb
• Lucy
• John (b. 1821)
• Elizabeth
• Seth (b. 1825)
• James
• Mary Ann (b. 1827)
• Eunice
• Sarah
• Phobe
• Francis

Two of Seth’s children died in infancy, including the first Seth, who is not listed here. Son James also had a twin sister. All of the children were born in either New York or Indiana.

The family came down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh and settled north of Patriot in Switzerland County, Indiana in February 1816. They had a large sugar camp, a fruit orchard, and grew corn. They were affiliated with the Methodist Church and did whatever they could to maintain religious services in the communities where they lived. Seth was the first one to use a “P” in the spelling of his last name. He was a descendant of Mayflower passengers George Soule, Peter Brown, and Francis Cooke.

Submitted by:
Dale Davidson Harguess
Huntington Beach CA
E-mail: dharguess@coastline.edu

Hannah M. Sampson

Hannah M. Sampson
b. 10 September 1807, Onondaga County, New York, to Seth and Eunice (Hopkinson) Sampson
d. 1 June 1866, Tamoroa, Perry County, Illinois

m. 4 November 1832, Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana
James Richard Wade
b. 18 September 1808, Ohio to Elisha and [–?–] Wade
d. 3 March 1867, Tamoroa, Perry County, Illinois

Children with James Richard Wade:
• Lorena L.
• Rebecca Jane
• Caleb S.
• Hannah P.
• William
• Benjamin F.

Hannah came to Switzerland County, Indiana, in February 1816. Her parents bought land north of Patriot in Switzerland County where they farmed and had a fruit orchard. Hannah taught school. The family left Switzerland County, Indiana for Perry County, Illinois, after 1850. Two of her sons died in the Civil War within a few months of each other, one at Vicksburg and one in Andersonville Prison. Hannah died soon thereafter.

Submitted by:
Dale Davidson Harguess
Huntington Beach CA
E-mail: dharguess@coastline.edu