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Willis Widner (& varient spellings)
Posted by: Joanne V. (Lewis) Thomas Date: June 16, 2001 at 14:27:52
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Can't stand this any longer -- must share NOW what I have from my in progress, comprehensive, fully documented including genetic diseases, family book (hopefully ready for year end publication)under title of: "Fields of Clovers".

Gwen, Lee and all others connected through the Fr. Co., OH, 28 Jan 1836 marriage of Willis Widner (1809-1873)to Elizabeth Clover (1814-1888)whose only sister was Catherine Clover (1812-1888) who married Gabriel Postles II (my direct line)--both being the first 2 Clover births of 8 children born to Peter Clover and wife: Christiana (Keller) Teters. Please remember my book for references. Happy hunting.

First off -- Lee there was no extant 1820 Fr. Co., OH Fed. Census. But, not needed anyway. The Wideners (& all varient spellings) were in Ross Co., OH. There is an 1820 printed full census availale from Ross County Genealogical Society, P O Box 6352, Chillicothe, OH 45601-6352. I purchased one last fall while up in Ohio. Then from the following sources found more: (1)"Pioneer Ohio Newspapers 1793-1810"; (2)

When Zachary Taylor Widner recalled he THOUGHT his grandfathers name was Joseph was a close recollection -- when actually it appears it was Jacob.

To back up. Willis siblings appear to have been (1) Henry (d. 1830 Intestate Fr. Co.,OH)with admin's Knowleton Bailey (dau. Mary m. Zebulon Clover). Securities: Solomon Clover (his wife was Effie Widener) & Jos. Wood. Appraisers: Peter Clover & Wm. Stairwalt.
(2) Effie (Widener) Clover (1807 OH - 1875) who m. Solomon Clover, son of Henry & Catherine) and (3) Jane (Widener) Clover (1812 OH - 1894) who m. Solomon Clover, son of Joshua & Rachel WROTEN Clover.

This might be confusing but necessary to understand the sibling relationship in Fr. Co., OH.

"History of Fr. & Pickaway Co's, OH p.325" Jacob Widener who came fm. VA in 1802 and first settled below Chillicothe (Ross Co.,OH) died 1835. Had 2 dau's Eliz. d. 1878 ILL and Rebecca's hus. Jacob Engle d. 1835 leaving her still at the family homestead (this would have been ca. 1880 at time the county history was printed.)

"State Centenial Hist. of Ross Co.,OH p.__ Jacob Weider Kept a tavern as early as 1805, Ross co., Springfield Twp., OH, called "Barley Fork's". The plant had a still, brewery and a long bldg. of 9 rooms which was the hotel.

Under title of "Pioneer OH Newspapers" were the following;
9 Apr 1803 -- Jacob Widner
5 Mar 1805 -- Jacob Wider re: a stud horse at John Hugg's in Chillicothe ...
same date -- Jacob Wider re: a stud horse at John Neel's stable in New Lancaster.
9 Oct 1805 -- Jacob Wedener
Several more 1805 references to Jacob.
9 Oct 1806 -- Jacob Widar living on Kinichinic, Green Twp., Ross Co., wants to hire an English schoolmaster.
16 Jun & 10 July 1809 -- JAMES WIDNER
9 July 1810 -- JOHN WIDNER

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