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Re: Dupy and McGriff Families
Posted by: Jill Punches Date: November 02, 2001 at 13:52:22
In Reply to: Re: Dupy and McGriff Families by Tim S. Dupy of 1623

I will send you what I have in a few days in a Word format form Family Tree maker ver. 7. Please remind me if I forget as I have to spend some time with my daughter who has been very patient waiting for me to play!

Regarding biographies, some of what is in the late 1800 county biographies of Montgomery and Preble Counties is in what I will send you. I own FTM CD#450 which has 6 CDs of Ohio Histories and Biographies. The problem I see is that here are SO many references to "Hole's Station" and "Hole's Fork" in Montgomery County and other family references, I'm not sure I would ever get them all put together in a way that would be suitable - I suggest you take a look at the CD collection, since there are so many.

This is one on Zachariah Hole, Sr. (the one on his son, John Hole is several pages long and note that there is a discrepancy in the book regarding whether William or John Hole came first to Mont. County):

From page 362 of "History of Montgomery County, Ohio, Part 1," published in 1882 and available through Family Tree Maker's CD #450, "County and Family Histories, Ohio" CDs:

                     ZACHARIAH HOLE

       Father of Dr. John Hole, lived in the colony of Virginia, where about the year 1750, he married Phebe Clark. Their eight children were born in Virginia.
       Their son, Zachariah, married Hannah Delay; Daniel married Polly Beedle a sketch of the life of Dr. John Hole has already been given; William Hole married Ruth Crane; Polly married David Yazell; Sarah married a Mr. Eaton; Phebe also married a Mr. Eaton; Betsy married John Craig.
       A year after his son, John, moved to the West, Zachariah Hole, with his wife and three sons, Zachariah Jr., William and Daniel, and two daughters, Polly and Betsy, came to the Miami Valley. The father and his three sons bought land on the east bank of the river, opposite the mouth of Bear Creek, which they afterward entered at the land office in Cincinnati paying $2 an acre for it.
       At the time of the threatened Indian outbreak, in the summer of 1799, a block house and stockade were built upon Zachariah Hole's land, near the river, and the settlers were organized for defense with Maj. Adams in command. Although there were several cabins between that and Dayton, none could be seen from the narrow road through the woods.
       The block house and stockade were known as Hole's Station, and afterward became quite a busy little point, where new comers would halt while prospecting for lands west of the river.
       Hole's Station became Miamisburg, and the town was platted in 1818.
       Mr. Hole and his wife died, and were buried in the vicinity of the town.

Page 132 ("MIami Township" by Jacob Zimmer in the "History of Montgomery County" published in 1882) starts the chapter with:
       In the latter part of the year 1795, a surveying corps under the charge of Daniel C. Cooper, located a road through the dense forest up the east bank of the Miami, from Fort Hamilton to the mouth of Made River, and early in 1797, the territory now embraced in this township becan to be settled, as in that year William Hole located on 150 acres of land in Section 25, east of the present town of Miamisburg. In the following winter his paretns, Zachariah and Phoebe (Clark) Hole, came from Virginia, accompanied by their family, and located on the same section as his son William. The children were as follows: William, who married Ruth Crane; Daniel, who married Polly Beedle; Dr. John, a sketch of whom will be found in Washington Township; Zachariah, who married Hannah Delay; Polly, who became the wife of David Yeazell; Sarah, who married a Mr. Eaton; Betsy, who became the wife of John Craig and Phoebe, who also married a man named Eaton. All were born in Virginia. In the summer of 1799, a block-house was erected on a part of Zachariah Hole's land, around which was thrown a stockade for protection against the Indians, and this became known as "Hole's Station." It was soon recognized as a point of considerable importance, a kind of headquarters for all who came to this region while prospecting for or locating land. The elder Hole and wife died and were buried in the vicinity of the station, while the younger members of the family subsequently removed to other portions of the county and State.

Note from researcher: there are many, many references to Hole's Station and Hole's Creek in this book.

From "History of Preble County," for Washington Twp., page 137, publ. in 1881 and avail. on FTM's CD #450:
       William McGriff was born in 1793. He came to Ohio in the year 1820 and settled near Eaton. His wife, Elizabeth Hole, was born in 1792, and died in 1875. Fourteen chldren were born to them, of whom ten are still living, namely: James, Ellen, Lucretia, Mary, Effie Ann, Matilda, Sarah, Margaret, Charles, and John R. William, Elizabeth, Catharine and Hannah are deceased.


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