Genealogical Notes of Families of Cross Creek Presbyterian Church

Some genealogical notes on families mentioned in the foregoing records - taken from The History of Jefferson County and Steubenville, Ohio and other sources.(not indexed)

McCOY - Robert McCoy came from Washington Co., PA. - was a farmer.  His son James McCoy was born in Washington Co., PA.  He married Jane Day/was a farmer/a sheriff/and was in the Civil War, in the same troop as his brother George B. McCoy, who died in Andersonville, Georgia prison.

McCOY- John McCoy was born Oct. 3, 1836 in Cross Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., Ohio and was the son of James and Jane (Day) McCoy.  He married Mary Dinsmore in March, 1876, daughter of Samuel and Fannie (Leonard) Dinsmore.

  • ISSUE: Fannie McCoy who married Frank Rogers; Jennie R. McCoy who married James Kirk; Jessie McCoy who married Willis Porter.

McCOY- Armstrong McCoy, resident of Cross Creek Twp. Jefferson Co., Ohio Martha McCoy married James Dinsmore

DINSMORE - Samuel and Fannie Dinsmore.  Samuel was a farmer in Cross Creek Twp.

  • ISSUE: William-Walter-Alexander-Hiram-Elenor-Emily (married Robert Copeland)-Jeminah (married William Winters)-Thomas-Joseph-James-Mary (married John McCoy)

GAULT- Davison S. Gault was born Aug. 6, 1845 and died April 20, 1898 in Cross Creek Twp.  He was a farmer, the son of John Gault, and a Presbyterian.  On Nov. 30, 1871, he married Nancy E. Stark, daughter of James and Margaret (Todd) Stark-granddaughter of  Joshua and Rebecca (Wilson) Todd-granddaughter of James and Elizabeth Stark.

  • ISSUE of Davison S.  and Nancy E. (Stark) Gault,-John J.-Ada, who died at 17 yrs-William W.-Thomas Chambers-Mary Boyd (wife of Samuel Crawford)-Charles Stark-Etta Usher (wife of Reed Scott)-Frank M.-Margaret E.-Elizabeth Alma.

GAULT- John  J. Gault was born Sept., 7, 1872 in Cross Creek Twp.,Jefferson Co.,OH.  He was the son of David S. and Nancy Emma (Stark) Gault, the grandson of James and Mary (Todd) Stark, and grandson of John and Mary (Davidson) Gault.

  • ISSUE of John J. Gault (born 1872)-John J.-Adda M.-William W.-Mary B.-Thomas C.-Charles-Usher-Margaret-Frank-Alma.

THOMPSON- Robert Thompson was born Aug. 8, 1830 in Belmont Co., OH, the son of Isaiah and Ellen (Grant) Thompson.  He came to Cross Creek with his father at 5 yrs. Old in 1835, married in 1858 to Nancy Stark, daughter of James and Elizabeth (McGee) Stark.

STARK- ISSUE of James and Elizabeth (McGee) Stark-Walter-James-William-Robert-Mathew-Marian-Mary (married William Hanlon)-Eliza (married William Porter)-Nancy (married Robert Thompson) and their ISSUES are:-Mary E., born Cross Creek Twp. (married James Cable)-James (married Ada Welday)-William W.-Elizabeth-Grace.

DAILY- James Daily was born March, 1843, Jefferson Co., OH/was a farmer and the son of James and Elizabeth (Simonson)(Myers) Daily.  James was a basket  maker/made a trip to sell his wares and never returned. Their ISSUE: John-David (who died in the Civil War)-James (married Oct. 26, 1865 to Eliza Jane Foster, born in Ireland, Oct. 7, 1844, daughter of Robert and Martha Foster.

HANLIN - Susan Creswell Hanlin, born in Washington Co., PA, April 22, 1838, daughter of Samuel and Mary  (Cunningham) Creswell (M.E. Church), married William R. Hanlin, Feb. 7, 1861.  William was born in Washington Co., PA, July 15, 1836 and died May 11, 1878.  They removed to Jefferson Co., OH in 1872.  He was the son of Alexander and Margaret (Gracey) Hanlin, grandson of a Hanlin also born in PA and in Revolution.

STONE- William D. Stone, born in Cross Creek Twp, Jefferson Co., OH was the son of John Stone, a pioneer of Cross Creek Twp.  William was a farmer and married Elizabeth Harris.  Their ISSUE:-Charles E.-Mary Valenda-Ermina-Emma-Jesse-Edward B. (born Oct. 23, 1857)(married Mary Margaretta Cunningham, who died May 11, 1905, daughter of Baxter Cunningham.

STARK-  James G. Stark, born June 1749, Island Creek Twp., was the son of Robert and Eliza (Winters) Stark, Presbyterian.  Robert was born 1823 and married about 1846.  They had nine children-James G. Stark (married 1878 to Minerva Ekey, and had 5 children) .  Minerva was the daughter of Robert Ekey.

DAY-  Rachel Day married William Holmes June 24, 1803.


Records of the Presbyterian Church of Cross Creek

  The following is exactly as it appears in the original church records and is not a complete list.

(Some) Deaths Listed in Ledger

James Robertson - 6 Nov 1875
John Stone -10 Aug 1874
Nancy Stone - 8 Jul 1880
Elizabeth Stark - 1866
Jane Ekey - 27 Oct 1873
Samuel Dinsmore - 1 Mar 1879
Francis Dinsmore - 1869
Sarah Dinsmore - Apr 1868
Martha McCoy - 1865
Isabel Winters - 1859
Elizabeth McCoy - Jul 1872
Elizabeth Elliott - 1861
Geo. B. McCoy - 1865
Margaret Patterson - 1868
Elizabeth Mickey - Feb 1860
John Dinsmore - 1868
Elizabeth Dinsmore - 1880
B. Collins - 1861
Chapman - 1866
James Chalfant - 1870
Catherine Porter - Jan 1875
Geo. Day - 2 Apr 1849
Andrew Anderson - Apr 1842
Jane Stone - 1849
Jane Holmes - Dec 1842
Allen Hanlon  - ? Dec 1853
Susan Hanlon - Aug 1847
Elizabeth Young - Apr 1847
James Stark - 1851

Mary Johnston - Nov 1845
Wm. Stone - Oct 1846
Martha Williams - Jan 1846
Alex. McFarland - 4 Sep 1843
Sarah McConnel - Dec 1842
Joseph McConnel - 8 Sep 1847
Mary Willeman - Jul 1847
Sarah Weir - 1847
Mary McCoy - 1849
Catherine Porter - Dec 1849
Robt. Williman - Dec 1855
HannahCunningham - Oct 11 1849
Mary Jane Ekey - 1851
David Chaffant - 1857

INTRODUCTORY HISTORY

A house of worship having been erected in Cross Creek township, Jefferson Co., Ohio in the summer of 1837. At a meeting of the Presbytery of Steubenville in the spring to answer a petition was presented for the organizing there of a Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Charles C. Beatty was appointed to organize a church.

Infant Baptisms

Church of Cross Creek

 

  • 1.      Dinsmore, John Jemison
  • 2.      Gault, John James son of Davison & Emma 5 Jun 1873.
  • 3.      Miller, Bertha Adeline dau. of Wm. & Caroline 15 Jun 1873.
  • 4.      Miller, Samuel son of Wm. & Caroline 15 Jun 1873.
  • 5.      Porter, Catharine Bell dau. of Nathaniel & Mary 13 Jul 1873

Born 15 Sep 1872.                       

  • 6.      Halsey, Charles Ekey son of  Asa & Ellen 13 Jul 1873.

Born May 1863

  • 7.      Halsey, John Hawkins son of Asa & Ellen 13 Jul 1873.

Born 13 Aug 1867

  • 8.      Sharp, Robert son of Morgan & Elizabeth 24 May 1874.
  • 9.      Gault, Ada Myra dau. of Davison & Emma 24 May 1874.
  • 10.   White, Wilber & Roy of Bates & Emma 5 Jul 1874.
  • 11.   McCoy, James Rutherford son of Armstrong & Amanda 5 Jul 1874.
  • 12.   Miller, Geo. Deters of Wm & ? 5 Jul 1874.
  • 13.   Stone, Robert Jesse son of Wm. & Elizabeth 9 May 1875.
  • 14.   Thompson, Gracie Blanche dau of Robert & Nancy 9 May 1875.
  • 15.   Burris, Robert Dean son of John & ? 21 Jun 1875.
  • 16.   Gault, Wm. Wilson son of D.S. & Emma 9 Jul 1876.
  • 17.   Miller, Laura Emma of Wm. & Caroline 9 Jul 1876.
  • 18.   Holmes, Mary Sole dau of Hiram.
  • 19.   Holmes, Ellen Elizabeth dau of Hiram.
  • 20.   Holmes, Myrtle May, dau of Hiram presented by his wife on 1 Oct 1876.
  • 21.   Daily, Robt. Franklin son of James & wife 15 Oct 1876.
  • 22.   Daily, Elizabeth Adeline dau. of ? & wife 15 Oct 1876.
  • 23.   Daily, Matilda Jane dau of ? & wife 15 Oct 1876.
  • 24.   Daily, Wm. James son of ? & wife 15 Oct 1876.
  • 25.   Daily, John Thomas son of ? & wife 15 Oct 1876.
  • 26.   McCoy, Fanny dau of John & Mary 2 Sep 1877
  • 27.   Cunningham, Mary Margaretta dau of Baxter 2 Sep 1877.
  • 28.   Cunningham, Susannah dau of Baxter 2 Sep 1877.
  • 29.   Hanna, Lizzie Fleming dau of Palmer 2 Sep 1877.
  • 30.   Porter, Bertie Emerson dau of Joseph & Rachel 2 Sep 1877.
  • 31.   Dinsmore, Maud Adella dau of Thomas & Martha 2 Sep 1877.
  • 32.   Gault, Mary Boyd dau of D.S. & Emma 23 Jun 1878.
  • 33.   Holmes, David Alonzo son of Mrs. Martha T. 27 Mar 1880.
  • 34.   Holmes, Mary Lucy dau of Mrs. Martha T. 27 Mar 1880.

Received from Two Ridges:

  • Geo. Day, Sarah Day, Andrew Anderson, Robert Burk, Polly Burk, Jane Stone, Jane Holmes, John Robertson, Catharine Robertson, John Stone, Nancy Stone, James McCoy, Joseph McCoy, Fanny McCoy, James Robertson.

Received from Steubenville:

  • Allen Hanlon, Susan Hanlon, Jane Hanlon, Elizabeth Young, James Stark, Elizabeth Stark, Jane Akey

Received from Richmond:

  • Alexander Morrison, Catharine Morrison.

Received from Beech Spring:

  • Mary Johnson, who entered into a covenant to associate and walk together in a church relationship.

 

FYI:  Reasons listed under dismissed were as follows:

  • Moved away 
  • Left               
  • Went to Methodist 
  • Civil War, Army
  • Quite coming
  • Suspended
  • Gone off

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