According to the Ohio Census of 1819 and 1823 of Chippewa Township, there was a William Randolph and a Jonas Randolph. I believe these were two brothers, both of whom had been born near Leesburg in Loudoun Co., Virginia in the late 1780's (Jonas)and early 1790's (William), had moved with their parents to Jefferson County, Ohio (and may have lived in the part of Jefferson that later became Columbiana Co., Ohio in 1803; both served in the Jefferson Co., Ohio militia in Captain William Foulk's company during the War of 1812 as privates; both married in New Lisbon, Columbiana Co., Ohio - Jonas in 1817 and William in 1818. William's wife was Rachael Johnston, daughter of John Johnston of Jefferson Co.,when she was born in 1800 then Columbiana Co. when the area they were living in became part of that county.
The two families moved to Wayne Co., Chippewa Township soon after their marriage as they show up in the 1819 and 1823 Ohio Census of Chippewa Township (as mentioned above). William and Rachael's daughter Maria(h) was born in Chippewa Township according to her cemetery record (Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio). In the 1823 Census William is identified as living in Doylestown.
At some point William's family (and Jonas's also) moved north to Bath Township, at the time in Medina County, after 1840 in Summit County, where William remained until his death in 1859 (Glendale Cemetery records). Rachael died in 1856 (also Glendale Cemetery records).
I believe that they moved north during the construction of the Ohio canal system as William and his sons are listed as laborers (son William M. as a boatman) in the 1850 U.S. Census, and Jonas is listed as a farmer in the 1850 agricultural census.
According to William's grand daughter's application to the DAR (Minnie (nee Flower) Needham, her great grandfather was John Randolph, Jr. born in Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia and who served in the 3rd Virginia Regiment during the Revolution. This may be the John Randolph who moved from Loudoun Co., Virginia to Jefferson/Columbiana County and owned a farm in that area.
According to a manuscript on Fox Township, Carrol County, Ohio pioneers, "RANDOLPH, NICHOLAS b in Fox Twp., 10-23-1838, son of John F. Randolph b in Columbiana Co., 0. and md in Carroll Co., Susanna Wierbough, dau. of Nicholas Weirbrough of German descent and had 9 oh. John Randolph, the father of John F., served in War of 1812 , and William Randolph, the father of John came from England and served in Rev. War. John settled first in Loudon Co., Va. Nicholas md in 1883 Julia Randolph b in Jefferson Co., 0. 3-5-1838." I think this may be part of the same line.
I hope someone can shed some light on the above by providing any hints or historical tidbits that might illuminate the history of these individuals, especially when they may have moved north from Wayne County to Bath Township in what would then have been Medina County until 1840 when it became part of Summit County.
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