Severns Family Genealogy Forum
I am looking for the ancestry of Cora Severns who married Frederick Franz sometime around 1895 in Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH. The information I have so far is based primarily on census records but what I have is that Cora was born in Feb 1876 in Mt Vernon, Ohio. That much came firsthand from Cora and Frederick themselves to my wife's grandmother. I was able to find them in the 1900 Census for Mt Vernon. I found a Cora Severns in the 1880 census for Mt Vernon listed as a 4 year old child of James Severns (age 36) b.OH. James' father is listed as having been born in West Virginia, and his mother in PA. I have tracked back to the 1850 census that shows James as a 6 y/o child of Jonathan and Sarah Severns. Jonathan is shown as age 49 born in Virginia, Sarah 44 born in PA. They have a number of children the eldest 3 born in VA before 1831 all children born from 1834 on, were in OH. There is a Jonathan Severns with 2 children and a wife in Preston Co., VA, in 1830 that appear to match. He is living next to a much older Daniel Severns b. between 1770 and 1780.
I suspect this may be the Jonathan Severns s/o Daniel b. Monongahela Co. VA/WV ca. 1801 who was married to Sarah McNair. This appears to be the same family, I was wondering what information you have on them.
Thanks in advance