History of Solomon Lightcap Family
Contributed by Mrs. Ryall Kimber, Wooster Ohio
Solomon Lightcap Sr. and sons Michael, Solomon Jr. and Jacob took oath of allegiance. After the Rev. War one of the brothers settled in N.Y., one in Westmoreland Co., PA. and one in Cumberland Co., Pa. Solomon Sr. settled in Cumberland Co.,Pa. Among the first settlers in Miflin Twp. were Lightcaps and Laughlins. Elizabeth, the daughter of Solomon Sr. married Daniel McGlaughlin ( also spelled McLaughlin ). All had Rev. soldiers records.
Solomon Sr. later moved to Bucks Co., Pa. Solomon Jr. was born in Cumberland Co.,Pa. 1764 and died in Bucks Co.,Pa. His wife Anna Maria Hauswirten died August 23,1831. A son James Jacob Lightcap ( Leibgeb ) was born in Nockamixon Twp., Bucks Co., January 29, 1784 to Solomon Lightcap and wife Anna Maria Hauswirten. John Jacob came to Wayne Co., Ohio possibly as a widower. He settled near the Moravian settlement in Gnadenhutten. He met and married Elizabeth Gilbert who was born in Fayette Co., Pa. 1813 and who came to Stark Co., Ohio when three years old. She was 29 years younger than her husband. The Gilberts settled in West Lebanon and that is where they were married. Elizabeth had a sister Eve who married Jacob McFerrin and a brother who married Elizabeth searight of Fredricksburg, Ohio.
Jacob and Elizabeth Lightcap moved to Holmes Co.,Ohio buying a farm near Bigelow Church, Ripley Twp. and lived on the same farm until Jacob died in 1860. They had 12 children. Three sons; Martin, Jacob and Saul Lightcap were in the Civil War. After Jacob Lightcap's death in 1860, Elizabeth married Thomas McConkey who died in 1870. Elizabeth died in 1893, and was buried at Bigelow Church by her first husband. Jacob mentions in his diary in 1858 a brother John and George Lightcap and a Mary Lightcap of whom he was very fond. Possibly his half brothers and sisters. John and George lived in Manchester, Indiana.
Jacob and Elizabeth Lightcap had:
Susan Lightcap,b.Sept.14, 1840;d. March 02,1907 m/ Jonah Shreve and had 5 children
Eve Lightcap,b.Sept.22,1851;d.May 15,1901;m/ James McConkey; I child. She later m/ Lewis Dysart.
Amanda Lightcap,b.1853; d.1931; m/ William K. Smetzer; 2 children
Sarah Lightcap,b.Aug.13,1848; d.Aug.,24,1898; m/ Simon P. Moore and had 2 children.
m/ Francis Riffle; had 7 children.
Jacob Lightcap,b.1835;d.1914; m/ Martha Joyce; 3 children and adopted 1 child,(Helen A. Maser ).
Samuel Lightcap,b.18434,(this is a typing error but I have copied it verbatum),Holmes Co.;d. 1893Mansfield; 4 children.
Martin V. Lightcap,b. ? d.Chicago age 66 m/Agnes___? 2 children.
Joseph,b.Feb.28, 1835;d.1907; m/ Catherine Reynolds; 4 children.
Saul Lightcap,b.1854,Holmes Co.;d.aboard "Sultana" in Civil War.
The Lightcap or Leibgeb (Moravian German) came to America during the French and Indian wars.
This is not my line. Just happened to have this on a printout from CNIDR Isearch-cgi
OHIO STATEWIDE FILES OH-FOOTSTEPS.
I just can't seem to throw anything away lol.
Hope someone can use this information.
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