In "The Delashmutt Story" by Virgil D. Close, your Van Banks is listed as Van Banks Delashmutt VIII. He m. 12 July 1941 Carmen Matthias. His children were/are: Van Banks, Kenneth Michael, David Lee and Nancy Jo.
Parents of Van Banks Delashmutt VIII:
Van Banks Delashmutt VII b. 1 Dec 1897 d. abt 1984, m. 1 Oct. 1919 Nora Ellen Turner b. 5 July 1897 Tarlton, Hocking Co. OH, a registered nurse. Other children of Van B. & Nora: Keith Turner Delashmutt (1923-1990), and Beverly Jean Delashmutt (b. 1926).
Parents of Van Banks Delashmutt VII:
Van Banks Delashmutt V (another cousin must have been assigned the #VI)b. 1 Dec 1847 Franklin Co. OH, d. 13 Feb 1921 Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Co. MI, buried Union Cemetery, Franklin Co. OH & his 3rd wife Sarah Anna Eliza Simmons b. 9 Nov. 1864 Otsego, Muskingum Co. Oh, d. 23 Feb. 1952 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co. MI, buried Vicksburg Cemetery in Kalamazoo Co. MI. During 1870-73, this Van B. was involved in the landscaping of the campus of Ohio State University at Columbus OH. He owned a farm in what is now northwest Columbus, part of which was used in those days as the winter home of the Sells Brothers Circus, and the area was popularly known as Sellsville. It is now a light industry section of Columbus, and a short street there is named Delashmutt St. Van B. was a farmer and contractor. When a partner absconded with the company funds, Van B. paid off all the creditors, losing the farm and most of his possessions in the process. He remained on rented farms in Franklin Co. OH until 1911, when he moved his family to Vicksburg, Michigan. He had 10 children by his 3 wives.
Parents of Van Banks Delashmutt V:
William Trammel Delashmutt & Lois Smith (my 3-greats grandparents) William was b.14 July 1814, d. 11 April 1887 Perry Twp, Franklin Co OH m. 20 January 1842 Franklin Co to Lois Smith, b. 17 Jan. 1825 Marion Co? OH, d. 10 August 1902 Perry Twp, Franklin Co OH. She was the daughter of Cleanthis Smith & Esther Richards. William and Lois are buried at Union Cemetery, Columbus OH. Other children of William & Lois: Edwin Ruthven Delashmutt, Porter Brown Delashmutt (my 2-gr grandfather), Esther Ann and Josephine.
William Trammel Delashmutt was the son of John K. Delashmutt and Sarah Weatherington.
John K. is believed to be the son of Elias Delashmutt, Jr. & Catherine Waugh.
Elias, Jr. was the son of Elias, Sr & Elizabeth Nelson, daughter of John Nelson, Sr. of Point of Rocks, Fredrick Co. MD.
Elias Delashmutt, Sr. b. 1710-15, probably in Gloucester Co. NJ, d. 1778 in Frederick Co., MD, was the son of Pierre (Peter) de la Chaumette. Peter was in Gloucester County long enough before 1698 to have been called for jury duty, and he distinguished himself by failing to appear. Therefore, we find his name in records on the Delinquent Juror List.
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