Posted By:EEP
Subject:New Painter family genealogy
Post Date:June 22, 2003 at 10:16:42
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Forum:Richland County, OH Genealogy Forum
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We have uploaded an expanded version of our four-
generation Andrew and Catherine Painter genealogy,
and invite Painter family researchers to review
and criticize it. It is in Ancestry World Tree,
and can be found by searching on a fictional
name, "Houstonville Painter."

Our Andrew Painter was born about 1804 in Virginia,
lived in Ohio until the mid-1850s, and probably
died in Illinois before 1870. Three sons --
George Washington, John, and Isaac -- lived until
1919-20, and left descendants in and near Champaign
County, Illinois; Gratiot County, Michigan; and Kansas.

We can show evidence that our Andrew Painter was
a son of John Painter (b. 1775, Virginia; d. 1860,
Ohio) and his first wife, Rachel Redd (d. before
1808, Virginia). In about 1812, John Painter moved
his family (including Andrew) from Virginia to Ohio,
and settled in Richland County, Ohio, in 1814.

Harold Painter in his 1975 Painter genealogy
identified another Andrew Painter, who lived in
Mansfield, Richland County, as the son of this
John and Rachel (Redd) Painter. This identi-
fication cannot be correct for the Mansfield
Andrew Painter reported in the 1850-70 censuses
that he was from Pennsylvania.