John and Mary Keller: Revisiting the Helt, Pearl/Perrill and Doty Family…

Before I post about the end of John Keller and Mary (Delano) Keller lives, I want to return to the Helt and Pearl family connection. They are descendants of John and Mary through their daughter Lavina Keller Helt. A cousin has kindly shared his research with me and given me permission to post.

John and Mary Keller’s daughter Lavina Keller died in 1873.  She had married William G. Helt in 1855 and they had eight children.  I refer you to the posts on this blog written about this family.

“John and Mary Anne Delano Keller’s Children: Lovina Lavina Keller Helt – 1837 to 1873,” June 30, 2014.

Lavina Helt and William G. Helt’s Final Resting Place,” July 7, 2014

John & Mary Keller Descendants: Lavina & William G. Helt’s Children,”July 17, 2014.

Here is a picture of W. G. Helt and he looks quite imposing:

W.G. Helt father of Jane Helt

W.G. Helt father of Jane Helt, courtsey R. Dana

The focus here is on Eliza Jane Helt, a daughter of Lavina and William Helt, who married George Pearl and had two children, Stanley William Pearl and Emma E. Pearl.

Here is the marriage license in two parts for George Perril and Eliza Jane Helt:

Perril - Helt Marriage 1876 top part

Perril – Helt Marriage 1876 top part

Perril-Helt Marriage Record, 1876

Perril-Helt Marriage Record, October 14, 1876

The two children of George and Jane Helt Perril/Pearl are:

1.  Wm. Stanley Pearl was born in August 1877 in Sparta, So. Bloomfield Twp. Morrow Co., Ohio.

2.  Emma E. Pearl was born June 1884 in Sparta.

George Perril/Pearl is looking very pleased in this picture.

George Perril

George Perril

George with his sisters. UPDATE 1/26/2015:  We have George with his sisters one is Ellen and the other is Mary Jane but we do not know which is on what side of George.

Grandfather Pearl and sister Ellen and another sister.

Grandfather (George) Pearl and sister Ellen and another sister.

Grandma and Grandpa Pearl, George and Eliza Jane…

Grandma and Grandpa Pearl

Grandma and Grandpa Pearl

George Pearl was born in March of 1855 in Ohio and died about 1934 in Morrow Co., Ohio.  Eliza Jane Helt Pearl was born July 1858 and died 1931. Both she and George are buried in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Morrow County. Find A Grave has another picture of their tombstone. Jane’s uncle Henry Keller and his family are also buried in Bloomfield. See my BJM Cemetery Discoveries Blog for more information. You can find a link on the right side of this blog.

George and Jane Pearl's Headstone in Bloomfield Cemetery

George and Jane Pearl’s Headstone in Bloomfield Cemetery, courtesy R. Dana

George’s parents were William Pearl b. 1800, died 5 July 1862 and Nancy Doty, born 9 February 1808 and died 22 August 1902.  They are buried in Bloomfield Cemetery in Morrow County as well.  There is another photo of the tombstone at Find A Grave.

Tombstone of William and Nancy Pearl

Tombstone of William and Nancy Pearl, Courtesy of R. Dana

Nancy appears in two census the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Federal and I have shared this information in the post I listed above about the Helt children.

Nancy Doty Pearl was a member of the DAR. Here is a link to an online copy of the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 25, pg. 758 American Monthly Magazine where she is featured: Mrs. Nancy Doty Pearl plus photograph.

This is the transcription of the DAR article about Nancy Doty Pearl:

Mrs Nancy Doty Pearl:   Mrs Nancy Pearl daughter of Peter Doty and Susanna M Boils was born in Pleasant township Knox county Ohio February 9, 1808 Her father served in the Revolutionary war from Sussex county New Jersey He was born in France May 5, 1757 and died in Morrow county Ohio March 18, 1848. Nancy Doty had little opportunity for education living in Ohio at a time when schools were little thought about. Indians were frequent visitors at their home and one of her earliest recollections was of her mother crying as she prepared a blanket for a son who was a soldier in the War of 1812. She was married to William Pearl April 10. 1825 and removed to Fulton county where her family of eleven children nine sons and two daughters were born nine of whom are still living. Mr Pearl died in 1862 and Mrs. Pearl in 1902 at the age of ninety four years and six months surviving her husband forty years. She was a member of the Christian church for fifty five years and at the time of her death her casket was borne by six of her sons. She became a member of New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Painesville, Ohio shortly before her death.

Here is a link to the DAR search at their website.  Use Peter Doty’s name and you will find the application: #A033528, Doty, Peter, New Jersey. If you want a copy it will cost $15.00 unless they have increased the price.

Nancy’s father Peter Doty is featured in the book:  Revolutionary War Patriots of Knox County, Ohio, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lucy Knox Chapter, Mount Vernon, Ohio, Peter Doty, page. 56-57. Here is a list of those patriots included in the book:

The information in the book covers his birth, death, where he is buried, marriage, and children. A list of the children is included and it gives information about them: John, Joanna, Frazy, Ephraim, Martha, Peter, Susannah and Nancy. It goes on to cover his service in the Revolution, pension and more.

Peter’s wife Susannah Magdalen Boyle is buried in the Chester Baptist Cemetery in Morrow Co., Ohio.  Find A Grave has several very nice photos of her tombstone. Peter’s stone is missing but it is suspected that he is buried next to her. This cemetery is not far from the large Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville on Hwy 95, just turn left onto Hwy 314 in the middle of Chesterville and head south to Penlan Road or Hwy 179.  Be warned that this cemetery is in very bad shape, John Doty the son’s tombstone is all broken in the photos at Find A Grave.  Frazy also has a tombstone photo at Find A Grave.

Susannah Doty May 12, 1766 to Jan. 26, 1846 Chester Baptist Cemetery, Morrow Co., Ohio

Susannah Doty
May 12, 1766 to Jan. 26, 1846 Chester Baptist Cemetery, Morrow Co., Ohio

Susannah Doty Tombstone,

Susannah Doty Tombstone, a little closer

The above photos and documents are courtesy of Richard Dana a descendant of the Pearl Family.  Please comment if you have knowledge of these families. There are more posts to follow about the Helt/Pearl family connections.

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