|Posted By:||Dave Hann|
|Subject:||Re: Family Plot - Venice Cem. Butler Co. OH|
|Post Date:||May 20, 2003 at 05:50:37|
|Forum:||Timberman Family Genealogy Forum|
Article Appearing 1907:
Saturday, September 26, 1907
“Many Generations of the Timberman Family”
A book which is of great interest to the Timberman family has been found recently and dates back to 1722, when this family came from Holland to Philadelphia, when there were only a “few little caves.” To this present generation it is a surprise to be informed that its great great great grandfather was a minister of the gospel by the name of Christopher Timberman. The original family were workers in wood, as the “old book” has the curious dimensions of wagons, windmills, cradles, and clocks.
The great great great grandfather wrote this book at the age of 82 years. He wrote this “I am now 82 years and six months ageah; then I got all alone, and took on with my macker the 7th day of June, an a sperit came to me in the even and told me to be carful.”
To the writer of the above a large family was born: Sons- Stoffel, Jonathan, George, Christopher, Abraham, Jacob, and Matthew. The daughters were Isabella and Polly. But little is known of these sons except Matthew and George. George was born in 1766, November 18, and was . . .of Mrs. Henry Riley, mother of David and Miss Jane Riley and Mrs. Joseph Straub.
Matthew Timberman was born near Harrodsburg, Pennsylvania March 15, 1777 and when less than 19 years of age married Elizabeth Hersha. He was the father of 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters. The son John was born March 15, 1797 on the day his father was 20 years of age . . . of Butler Co an . . . grandmother of Judge Harr, of this city. To them were born 8 sons and 3 daughters, the sons being Matthew, William, Joseph, George, Jackson, David, John, and Martin, and the daughters Jane, Mary, and Amy. All of these are dead except Mary Noe, who lives in Indianapolis; Amy Winder, of St. Louis; John living in Indiana, and Martin V.B. Timberman of Lindenwald who will soon celebrate his golden wedding aniversary. The second son of Matthew was David who married Sarah Lintner, s sister of Governor Harris’ mother. To them were born 11 children 5 boys and 6 daughters. All of these have passed away except for one daughter, Mrs. Robert Dick, of Hagerstown, Indiana, Mrs. John Brosius, of Hanover Twp.; Miss Margaret Timberman, a teacher, and Mrs. Dr. Amick of Cincinnati are grandchildren.
The third child of Matthew Timberman was a daughter Sallie, who married Michael Snyder. They moved to Illinois and but little is known of the family except there were 3 sons and one daughter born to them. The fourth born of Matthew was Betsy, who married Christopher Clippinger. To them were born a son and daughter. The son died in childhood and the daughter Jane, the wife of ex-Commissioner McKeon of C street died a short time ago.
The fifth born was Joseph who married Mary Ann Riley, sister of the late Mrs. Jonathan Smith, Perry, and Jas. Riley. To them was born one son J.R. Timberman of St. Louis.
The sixth descendent born to Matthew Timberman was Andrew Timberman born January 11, 180_, near Chillona (?) Mountain, Maryville, Tennessee. He came with his father’s family from Tennessee in 1810, pitching tents on the Perry Riley farm south of Hamilton. At that time it was called the Watson farm and there this family stayed until the spring of 1811 when Andrew went to Springfarm, where his wife has lived for more than 63 years. To Andrew was born 10 children, Hannah, Susan, Matthew, John, Sam, Jane, Catherine, Mary, Andrew, and Jessee. The mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Pickenger (?). All
. . .father, Andrew, who died in 1889 his 84th year.
The seventh born was George who was born at Crab Orchard, Kentucky, en route to the Ohio home. The family left Tennessee because it was a slave state and this son being born on the journey, the nine wagons did not move a wheel for two days, until Uncle Matt, their leader, could go with the crowd.
The eight was Susan, April 24, 1814, on Springfarm. She married James Whipple who lived and died near Millville, the farm being owned this time by Matthew Minton. To them were born 5 boys and 3 daughters, Matthew, Andy, James, Millard, Wilson, Mary, Sue, and Martha. All have passed away except Matthew, James, and Sue. James lives in Chicago and sue married Will Cochran, who died several years ago but the widow lives on the farm near Millville with her son Charles.
Matthew Timberman’s sister, Polly, was nine years his senior, being born the 5th day of November, 1768. She had 2 daughters, Katy and Susan. Katy married a man by the name of Smith and moved upon the Little Miami and to them were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. Jonathan Smith, who lived and died a prosperous farmer on the River Road leading to Venice and father of 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. The son Perry Smith, at this time is county commissioner. Allen Smith lived for a number of years in Hamilton and all that remains if his family is Mrs. Henes, of North B Street. Mrs. Sallie Gruver was the last surviving one of the Smith family. Mrs. Gruver lived at Poasttown and was in her 89th year since April 13th. Mrs. Gruver had a large family of whom Mrs. Paul J. Sorg, of Middletown is one. Mrs. Gruver is the oldest representative of the original family.
Susan Smith(??) married Amos Everson and lived a number of years on SOuth 4th Street. She had a family of three sons and one daughter. Amos who dies a number of years ago in New Orleans; Ira Everson who was in the Civil War and died 4 years ago at the Soldiers Home in Dayton, Ohio. The daughter Emiline Everson, married Alex Schmidtman. To them was born . . . Schmidtman . . .ment of the 1st Ward.
Those bearing the surname are getting to be few. The oldest male member is John Timberman (son of John Timberman) now living in Indiana, and brother of Martin V.B. Timberman of Lindenwald. The youngest male is Martin V.B> Timberman, a grandson.
The above record had been gathered at the urgent rquest of some of the younger members of the family, who have but little knowledge of . . . . .