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Teresa Tyler (View posts)
Posted: 898776000000
Classification: Query

Looking for any information on my great grandparents William Delbert White and Sylvia Keney. William Delbert White was b. 1889, in Athens County, Ohio. He later married Sylvia May Keney in 1910. William's parents were Francis Marion White and Sarah Jane Pierce. Sylvia's parents were Earl Keney and Catherine Willson. Sylvia had two brothers and one sister: Earl R. Keney b. 1893, Maud Keney b. 1890, and Kenneth Clifford Keney b. 1906. Sylvia and William had 3 children Richard Raymond White (my grandfather) b. 1918, Anna W. White b. 1912, Jack K. White b. 1916. Jack married a Laura Thompson and moved to the Columbus area. I would like to get in touch with anyone who may have family history/stories they could share with me. I would also like to find anyone who would like to share old family photos as I am trying to compile as much information as possible. Anyone wishing additional information can e-mail me or write to me at P.O Box 335 Wrightwood, CA 92397.


Ginger L. Ray (View posts)
Posted: 900158400000
Classification: Query
Athens County,Ohio
My father's name, Raymond Wilbur White b.Nov 4, 1945 Cleveland,Ohio his father Wilbur Raymond White b.Jan 15,1915 Athens,Oh m.Bertha Gay Davis his father John Leotis White b.1884 m.Mary Elizabeth Thompson b.1894, From this point back I am just guessing ... John J. White b.March 1854 m.Minnie b.June1854 Any information you can assist me with would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Shaner

Pat Fleury (View posts)
Posted: 962107200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shaner

Looking for anyone that is familiar with Frank Shaner, all I know is that he is my grandfather and committed suicide in the late 1930's or 1940's. Any information would be appreciated. I believe that he lived in Athens, OH or Athens County. My mother is his daughter and she never knew him.

White family of Trimble Twp, Athens Co

Scott White (View posts)
Posted: 962107200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: White, Gardner, Shaner
Dear Teresa and others,

I am looking for information on the family of John and Mary Ann (GARDNER) WHITE, m. Athens Co, 20 March 1845. I believe that John WHITE may have been a brother to my gr-gr-gr grandfather, Thomas WHITE (b. 1805, Beaver Co, PA), but have yet to confirm this.

John and Mary Ann WHITE had 9 children that I know of (source: various US census, 1850-1880) as follows:

1.William WHITE, b. ca. 1847 at Ohio, m. Alvira Roxanna TINKER, 16 MAR 1876 at Athens, Ohio
2.Elizabeth WHITE, b. ca. 1849 at Ohio
3.David WHITE, b. ca. 1852 at Ohio
4.Albert WHITE, b. ca. 1854 at Ohio
5.Francis WHITE, b. ca. 1856 at Ohio
6.Mary A. WHITE, b. ca. 1859 at Ohio
7.John WHITE, Jr., b. ca. 1861 at Ohio
8.Martha WHITE, b. ca. 1863 at Ohio
9.Clara WHITE, b. ca. 1866 at Ohio

You mention in a June 1998 post that your gr-gr grandfather was Francis Marion WHITE. Could this be the same Francis as listed above? The only other info I have on Francis WHITE, son of John and Mary Ann, is that he was still single as of the 1880 Census.

As for John WHITE, my hunch that he was a brother to my Thomas WHITE is based on circumstances only - they were neighboring farmers in Trimble Twp as of the 1850 Census and John's mother Mary lived with him. Thomas' mother was Mary (SHANER) WHITE, father William WHITE - nothing else known about them.

I am looking for information regarding any of these WHITE families, as well as any SHANER's.


Scott White

John Shaner

Pat Fleury (View posts)
Posted: 973339200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shaner, Waymer, Burchfield

I found out that my grandfather's name was John, not Frank, possibly his full name was John Henry Shaner, and died around 1939 in Athens, Ohio, maybe Glouster county. He was married to Jessie Waymer Shaner, believe that this John Shaner committed suicide. Anyone that can find newspaper article or any information on this man, please post a message here
Thank you


Judy Bostick (View posts)
Posted: 1015796100000
Classification: Query
I'm looking for George Washington White born 1856 in Athens county. Father was listed as John L White. Any connection?

Thanks Judy


Posted: 1015900864000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1090195002000
Judy - John Leotis White born abt. 1884 - 2nd wife Mary Thompson - if there is a relationship it would probably be further back - same County - Keep in touch - Thanks Ginger

Re: John Shaner

Posted: 1108994747000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1127075334000
Surnames: burchfield
What Burchfield line are you from?


John H. Shaner, b. 1899, OH

Posted: 1188773656000
Classification: Query
You probably have the data by now, but
John H. SHANER (6 Nov. 1899 - Jan. 1939, OH) was son of
George W. SHANER (3 Mar. 1855, Athens Co., OH - 1 Oct. 1936, Glouster, Athens, OH), s/o
Ebenezer SHANER (7 Jan. 1812, Muskingum Co., OH - 24 Sep. 1892, Morgan Co., OH, bu. Bishopville) & Mary Ann TAYLOR (13 Feb. 1817 - 18 Sep. 1891, Morgan Co., OH, d/o Joseph). Ebenezer was s/o
Adam SHANER (Oct. 1785, PA - 23 July 1853, bu. Lewis-Cary Cem., Bishopville, OH) &
Deborah DA(I)NES (24 Mar. 1791, PA - 15 Je. 1869, OH).
[I descend from Adam & Deborah's son Martin.]

Adam was s/o Mathias SHANER of Beaver Co., PA, bu. Old Stone M. E. Cemetery, Beaver Twp. Records of that cemetery list him as a Revolutionary War veteran who moved to the vicinity after he was mustered out in 1783. He bought 200 acres on the north branch of Brady's Run, Chippewa Twp. Mathias & son David were on the 1802 Tax List of Beaver Twp.

George W. SHANER m. 6 July 1884, Athens Co. OH, Ella "Ellie" McCATHRAN / McCATHERINE, b. 25 May 1863. George W. SHANER & Ella had

James Franklin (27 Feb. 1889, OH - d. or bu. 26 Jan. 1951, Morgantown, WV) m. Ivy Dell BARBEE, b. 18 Nov. 1894.

Fred Clarence (29 Sep. 1892, OH - 26 Mar. 1967, OH) m1. Dec. 1912, Ruhema / Ruhama May Johnson DOUGH[ER]TY; m2. 27 Oct. 1932, Virgie STIENER, b. 2 Sep. 1912.

George W. (22 May 1895 - 22 Dec. 1953, Athens Co.) m. 1921, Mabel MATSON (6 Je. 1890 - 1 Oct. 1980)

Bessie M. (25 Aug. 1897, OH - 11 Dec. 1906, OH).

John Henry (6 Nov. 1899 - Jan. 1939) m. Jessie WAYMER.

In 1910, Glouster, Athens, OH, there were George SHANER, 55; wf. Ella, 45; & sons James F., 21; Fred C., 19; Geo. W., 14; & John H., 9; all b. Ohio.

Athens Co., OH, 1930:
George SHANER, b. ca. 1855, & Ella, b. ca. 1864.
George W. SHANER, 1895; Mabel M., 1891; Mary E., 1924; Edna M., 1927; Ella J., 1928.
John SHANER, 1901; Jessie, 1909.

Jackson Co., OH, 1930:
James SHANER, b. ca. 1889; Iva D., 1895
Catherine, 1915; Margarete, Robert, Dorris, Clifford F., Wilma, & Helen L.

Please post additions and corrections.

White family of Trimble Twp, Athens Co.

Posted: 1188835052000
Classification: Query
RootsWeb: William WHITE & Mary SHANER had son Thomas WHITE (6 Oct. 1808 - 1886 [?]) who m1. & had Mary Margaret, b. 25 Je. 1831, Perry Co., OH; m2. 11 Dec. 1881, Jefferson, Vernon Co., WI, Elizabeth [GLADDEN] DAVIS, b. 20 Jan. 1819, Harford Co., MD.

In Walnut Mound Cem., Sterling Twp., Vernon Co., WI:
Thomas WHITE, d. 4 Dec. 1888, aged 80.
wf. Rachel [THOMAS, sic], d. 3 Je. 1877, aged 67-11-6
Wm., d. 13 Feb. 1851, aged 8, Athens Co., OH
Archie W., s/o C. L. & E.

Clifton L. WHITE (1 Jan. 1863 [8 in 1870] - 18 Feb. 1932)
Ella [MYERS] (3 Aug. 1870 - 29 Aug. 1950)
Floyd C. (20 Apr. 1903 - 10 Feb. 1909)

F[rench] B. WHITE, d. 26 Oct. 1893, 61-10-0, bu. with wives:
m1. Sarah A. [HILL], d. 19 Apr. 1869, 33-3-1
m2. Ruth M. [BATES] d. 21 Nov. 1884, 34-4-11
m3. Eugenia R. ( ) [DODGE], d. 22 Jan. 1892, 33-2-20.
Martin A., d. 8 Jan. 1888, 20-3-10
Purley C., 24 Feb. 1889, 10-4-7
Lily A. [broken stone]
Lucinda, no dates
___ (1 Je. 1877 - 25 Je. 1877)

Wilbur T. (1866 - 1946), Ida L. [JOSEPH ] (1870 - 1957), & ch.
ch. Iva L. (1896 - 1905)
Donald L. (1901 - 1971)
Rhoda (1905 - _ ).

Douglas C. (1901 - 1960) m. 10 Apr. 1926, Gladys M. (1898 - 1965), Gervaise G. (1927 - 1972)

Julia [SPEAR] (22 Oct. 1843 - 27 Jan. 1881)[wf/o Jas. A.]
Arthur (1877 - 1939).
History of Vernon Co., 1884: French B. WHITE, b. 26 Jan. 1832, Beaver Co., PA, when quite small was taken by his parents to Athens Co., OH, where he learned the blacksmith's trade with a (future) brother-in-law J. M. HILL. In 1853, he came to Vernon Co. but returned to Ohio and opened a ship in Athens Co. He m. 1 or 16 Dec. 1857, [Mercer Co., PA?] Sarah A. HILL, b. 18 Jan. 1836. He served in the Civil War in the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. He was discharged in Aug. 1865, Knoxville, TN, came to Retreat, WI, and purchased a dwelling and blacksmith shop of O. C. JONES. His first wife died leaving three children, Martin [2 in 1860, 11 in '70], Clifton [8 in '70], and Thomas W. [Wilbur, 3 in 1870]. On 5 Jan. 1873, he m. Ruth M. BATES, b. 10 July 1850, NY, & had Purley.

Samuel DAVIS (1801, PA - Sep. 1872) m2. Elizabeth GLADDEN [d/o Fredk. GLADDEN & Rachel STROUD], who m. 11 Dec. 1881, Thomas WHITE, who had m1. 31 July 1831, Beaver Co., PA, Rachel FRENCH [cem. says Rachel THOMAS?].

Matthias SHANER's land in what is now Chippewa Twp., Beaver Co., PA, was just west of the land of John WHITE, warranted 16 Mar. 1810, surveyed 9 Apr. 1810, pat. 22 Mar. 1813, to John WHITE [14-9-239].
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