Eli Seward and Eleanor Earle, their children

Eli and Eleanor Seward had a large family of about 10 children and each one of them went on to have large families. Both of these individuals lived before the 1850 census so it is difficult to research their children and it is very possible that mistakes will be made. I am always open to additional information for genealogy is always evolving.

I will attempt to share what I know in the following but be advised that the research is not done on these families.  I will not go to deep into the descendants but that does not mean I don’t have information.

First, let us get a little oriented regarding Coshocton Co. Ohio which is next to Knox Co., a county I know well with my Spracklin research and I believe I drove through this county in search of Kellers.

Coshocton Co. Ohio and how it fits into Ohio

Coshocton Co. Townships

Susannah Seward was born 19 December 1794 Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. She married a James Chapin about 16 January 1814 in Luzerne Co., PA. James was born in Luzerne Co., 5 August, 1795.  His parents are John C. Chapin Sr. (1755-1839) and Hannah Rockwood (1755-1829).  John’s father is Samuel Chapin 1733-1813 and mother is Joanna White 1729-1805. Chapin and White are old New England Families.

James Chapin appears in the 1820 census living in Pike, Coshocton, Ohio by August 7, 1820.

  • Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 -2
  • Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25 – 1
  • Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 16 – 3
  • Total Free White Persons – 5
  • Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other – 5

James Chapin has moved to Perry, Coshocton, Ohio in the 1830 U.S. Federal Census.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39 -1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 5 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 6
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons – 8
  • Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) – 8

A James Chapin obtained a Patent Pre-1908 at the Land Office in Zanesville for 40 acres:  James Chapin, Zanesville, #11787, Acres 40, Signature Yes, Issued 1 Sep 1838, 3 Stat.566, Act 24 Apr 1820, Sales-Cash, Land: 1 SWSW US Military Survey No. 5 N 9 W 24.

The above Patent is dated 1838 but something else happened on 21 Apr 1835 regarding this same piece of land #5439.  There is also a reference to 20 August 1823 for this land #200.  Perhaps a visit to the BML records to get a listing for his land patents would be a good idea.

Once again we find them living in Perry, Coshocton, Ohio in the 1840 U.S. Federal Census.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9 -1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49 – 1
  • Persons Employed in Agriculture – 3
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 6
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 4
  • Total Free White Persons – 10
  • Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves – 10

They appear in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census living in Perry. Coshocton, Ohio. Susanna is 55 years old and living with a James Chapin. They have Margery age 22, James age 19 and Lucinda age 14 living with them at this time. James is a farmer with $1200. James and Susanna are listed as being born in PA while the children are listed as being born in Ohio.

Susanna, age 66 years old, and is living in Perry, Coshocton, Ohio in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census. She is living with her son James age 29 and he has Isabella age 27, George 6 years old, Mary E. is 4 years old and Sarah E. is 2 years old, living with him. James is a farmer with 1800/469. All are born in Ohio.

James left a will in Coshocton, Ohio, date of probate was 22 Jun 1858 and this infers he died about 1858. Will Records Vol. D-E, 1837-1861, pages 597 to 589.

  1. Page 597 – A Garrettson Frampton and Elizabeth Frampton produce the last will and testament of James Chapin in probate court on 22 August, 1858.
  2. The Will – James gives everything real estate and person to his wife Susannah and makes her his executrix. After her death he gives the real estate to his son James Chapin. In turn he pays his daughters or legal representatives $25.00 within one year after the wife’s death and $25 in two years. He does not name his daughters. He gives his daughters the furniture after her death. He asks that his son Eli or legal representative be paid $50 within 3 years of his wife’s death.
  3. Page 599 Garrettson Frampton and Elizabeth Frampton give testimony that this is the will of James Chapin.

James and Susan appear as the parents of a Martha Chapin who married a Thompson Stickle in the History of Ohio, Vol. III pg. 494 – 1925 under Eli J. Stickle 2nd column.

Susannah and James Chapin’s children are: Eleanor Ellen (1814-1895) who married Wm. Mcgruder. Eli (1818-1894) married 1st Sarah Drake, then Maria E. Mikesell, Hannah (1821 – ), John R. (1822 – 1829), Sarah Ann (1823-1884) who married Hezekiah Howell, Infant (1825-1825), Martha Jane (1826-1896) who married Thompson Stickle, Susannah (1827-1831), Margery (1828-1901), James (1830-1864), Susannah (1832 – ),  Lucinda (1834-1920) who married John Hamilton.

Susannah died some time in 1866 and James Chapin died 27 May 1858 both in Coshocton Co.. I do not have a burial for these people at this time.

Orphelia Seward was born 6 October 1797 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. She married a Thomas Carr about 1820. Thomas was born 23 Feb 1793 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Thomas was a minister. His parents were John Carr (1771-1837)  and a Margaret Randles (1775-1824). John Carr was married a second time to Phoebe McCoy.

Portage County in Ohio

Orpha, age 52, appears in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census in Edinburg, Portage, Ohio with a Thomas Carr age 57 with $2700 listed as a clergyman Meth. They have Margaret A. age 25, Emery J. age 16, Martha age 13, Thomas age 8, Susan age 7 and Albert age 4, living with them. The children are born in Ohio. This census is on two pages.

There is a Thomas Carr listed in the Edinburgh, Portage Co., Ohio 1840 U.S. Federal Census.

  • Free White Persons – Males – Under 5 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 5 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49 – 1
  • Persons Employed in Agriculture – 4
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 8
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 3
  • Total Free White Persons – 11
  • Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves – 11

By 1860 the U.S. Federal Census suggest that Orpha (63) is a widow for there is no Thomas listed. She has these people living with her: Martha (21) a teacher, Susan (18) and Albert (16) with her.  They are living in Edinburg, Portage, Ohio.

The 1870 U.S. Federal Census has Orpha Carr along in Edinburg, Portage, Ohio and she is 72 years old, born in PA about 1798. It looks like she is living with a Frank and Susan Elderidge age 29 each. They have living with them: Lewis (3) and Albert (2). This is Orpha’s daughter’s family.

In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census Orpha is now 82 years old and still living in Edinburg, Portage, Ohio with her daughter Susan Elderidge. Susan is now a widow. She has living with her Lewis age 13, Albert C. age 11 and Mary F. age 8 with her, all are at school.

Thomas Carr is buried in the Edinburg Cemetery in Portage Co., Ohio per Find A Grave. There is a tombstone and it states he died 27 Sep 1856. Orpha Seward Carr died 31 Aug 1883 and she is buried in the Edinburg Cemetery as well.

Orpha and Thomas Carr had the following children: Mary Chalfand Carr (1821-1876), James Gray Carr (1825-1910), Margaret Ann Carr (1825-1911), Eleanor Jane Carr (1827-1896), Nancy Ann Carr (1830-1915), John Emory Carr (1833-1900), Sarah Elliott Carr, 1835-1837, Martha Carr (1837-1919), Thomas Carr, 1839-1921), Susan Carr (1842-1932), and Albert Carr (1844-1862).

James Earl Seward was born 17 February 1800 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. He married a Harriett Davis about 1829.

In the 1820 U.S. Federal Census there is a James Seward listed living in Colerain, Hamilton, Ohio by August 7, 1820.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25 – 1
  • Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 16 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons – 4
  • Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other – 4

A James E. Seward receives a patent for land: James E. Seward, Zanesville, #1763, 61.89 acres, issued 20 Aug 1828, 3Stat566, Act 24 Apr 1820, Sale-Cash Entries – Land: 1 WSW US Military Survey No. 4 N 9 W 5.  From the General Land Office he obtains this patent.

By the 1830 U.S. Federal Census James has migrated to Pike, Coshocton, Ohio.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 1
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons – 3
  • Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) – 3

Once again in 1840 James E. migrated to Perry, Licking, Ohio. He is 39 years old now.

  • Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 5 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 3
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons – 5
  • Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves – 5

We find a large family in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census living in Perry, Licking, Ohio. James is 50 years old farming $2000. Harriet age 39, Mary E. age 9, Orpha A. age 7, Mariah C. age 6, John F, age 4, James A. age 2, Charles W. age 3/12. Phebe Hagden age 18, Aron age 14 and John Walters age 21 student. James was born in PA but the rest are born in Ohio. The last has MD listed?

They are still in Perry, Licking, Ohio in 1860, James, Harriett, Mary E., Orpha, Maria C., John F, James A., Charles W. Watson C. and Margory B. James is also lived 19 Jul 1860 on the Agriculture census.

J.E. Seward appears on the County Land Ownership Map for 1866 in Licking Co., Ohio page 11.

In 1870 U.S. Federal Census we find James age 69 Tanner and Farmer $5000/1000. Harriett age 54, Orpha age 25, Charles W. age 20 working on farm, Watson age 16 works on farm, Margery B is age 13 at school.

The children of James and Harriett Seward are: Charles Wesley Seward (1830-1918), Martha Josephine Seward (1831-1841), Infant Son Seward (1835-1835), Mary Ellen Seward (1841-1924), Orpha Seward (1842-1935, Mariah Candace Seward (1844-1932), John F. Seward (1846-1887), James A. Seward (1848-1919), Watson Cunningham Seward (1853-1928), Margery Belle Seward (1857-1941).

James Earl Seward has an Administrator Bonds and Letters of Appraisal in Licking Co., Ohio starting May 1872 by a Charles W. Seward with a notation “with will annexed.”  This is odd, usually Administrator means no will.  This might require some digging to see if a will did exist.

James Earl Seward died 23 Mary 1872 in Perryton, Licking Co., Ohio. He is buried in the Perryton Cemetery. Harriett is also listed in the Perryton Cemetery having died 31 Jan 1892, per the tombstone at Find A Grave.

Albert Seward was born 13 November 1802 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. He married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Ann Cramer 20 November 1825. She was born about 1809 in Pennsylvania. Her parents were Thomas David Cramer (1776-1860) and Rebecca Johnson (1783-1855).

He later married Caroline Baldwin on  6 March 1882 in Coshocton, Ohio. Caroline married 28 Aug 1889 after Albert’s death to a Joshua Mercer he died in 1898.  Caroline’s parents were John Baldwin and Jane More.

There is an Albert Seward listed in the 1830 U.S. Federal Census for Pike, Coshocton, Ohio.

  • Free White Persons – Males – Under 5 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – Under 5 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 2
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons – 4
  • Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) – 4

In 1840, the U.S. Federal Census has Albert living in Bethlehem, Coshocton, Ohio.

  • Free White Persons – Males – Under 5 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 – 2
  • Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14 – 1
  • Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39 – 1
  • Persons Employed in Agriculture – 2
  • Free White Persons – Under 20 – 6
  • Free White Persons – 20 thru 49 – 2
  • Total Free White Persons – 8
  • Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves – 8

In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census Albert is 47 years old and living in Bethlehem, Coshocton, Ohio, farming with 4000. The family consists of Maryann age 41, James age 18, Orpha age 17, Thomas age 15, George age 13, Elie age 11, Edmond age 9, Harriet age 6, Emery C. age 4 and Osker age 1.

The 1860 U.S. Census lists them still in Bethlehem. The family consists of Albert, Mary A., Washington, Thomas C is a dentist, Eli (male), Edmund C., Harriett A., Emory C, Oscar M. and Orlenzo I.

Albert was a Civil War Soldier enlisting 28 May 1862 for Ohio on the Union side, Regiment 85 Ohio Infancy, Private, Co. G.  Enlisted 10 June 1862 and mustered out 23 September 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

They are still living in Bethlehem, Coshocton, Ohio in 1870. Alger/Albert is now 68 years old, farming with 11,000/1800. He has Mary age 62 with him, George W. age 27 Farmer 1200. Page 2 O.M. Seward age 20 listed, with a Catherine Zook, age 17, Edward Wilson age 10 and Melissa Wilson age 8.

In 1880 Albert is now 77 years old. He is a widower. He has Malissa Wilson grand-daughter, Wored Elliet grand son age 18, Nettie Elliet granddaughter age 11 and Asker L. Elliet grand son age 9. with him in Bethlehem.

Albert Seward appears in the 1880 Agricultural Census for Bethlehem dated 14 June 1880.

Albert and Mary Anne Seward’s children were: Elizabeth Jane Seward (1826-1895), John C. Seward (1830-1839), James Earl Seward (1832-1912), Orphea Seward (1833-1862), Thomas C. Seward (1835-1863, George Washington Seward (1837-1914), Eli Seward (1839-1864), Edmund C. Seward (1841-1893, Harriett A. Seward (1844-1874), Emery C. Seward (1846-1926), Oscar Melvin Seward (1848-1926), Orlenso Leonard Seward (1852-1912).

Albert Seward died on 13 May 1887 in Coshocton Co., Ohio. He is buried in the Keene Methodist Cemetery in Keene, Ohio. Mary Anne died 19 Sept 1879 and is also buried in the Keene Methodist Cemetery according to Find A Grave. There are no tombstone pictures at this time. Caroline died 1925 and is buried in the Keene Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery under the name Mercer.

Sarah Seward was born 21 September 1805 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Sarah might have had a nickname of “Sally.” She married Samuel Elliott 24 October 1827 in Coshocton, Ohio. Samuel was born 8 May 1800 in Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland. There is some confusion between a Sarah and Sally Seward but there is no information on Sally Seward that I can find, only the Sarah name.

The 1850 U.S. Federal Census has them in Clark, Coshocton, Ohio. The family consists of Samuel age 50, Sarah age 46, Simon age 19, Phebe age 17, John B. age 13, Albert age 11, Nancy age 9, Sarah age 7, Samuel age 5 and Hester A. age 2.  Samuel is a farmer with 2400. All the children are born in Ohio.

In 1860 the census has them in Defiance, Richland, Ohio. Sarah is the head at age 56, farming $12000, 2000. Phebe J. age 27, John B. age 22, Albert, age 20, Nancy age 18, Sarah age 16, Samuel W. age 10 and Hester Ann age 11. Below her is a Simon Elliott age 29 with Mary, Ada, Ellen, Lucinda Farrey and Joseph Langley.

We find Sarah Elliott living in Defiance, Richland, Ohio in 1870 at age 65 and 1500. She is living with a John Myers age 26, Hester age 21 and Jacob E. age 1. Above them is Albert Elliott age 31, Henrietta age 37 and Samuel E. 11/12. Below them is Blaine Elliott age 32, Maranda age 28, Antionnette age 7, Emma age 6 and Sarah age 1. I believe these to be sons of Sarah’s.

In 1880 we have a lot of families living near each other. On the page before Sarah’s name, we have John B. Elliott with his family, Miranda, Antoinette, Emma, Sarah, Williametta, Ruth, Rachel and Sherman a nephew. A Oliver Loyd is a servant. Followed by Samuel Elliott brother. On the next page we find Jacob Young age 47, Nancy, age 37, and Gustave age 11, Josephine, age 10, Charles age 6, Mary age 5, Annie age 1 and then Sarah Elliott listed as age 75 and Mother in law. Then last is a Anthony Richards age 22 a Servant.

Sarah and Samuel Elliott had the following children: Elinor Elliott (1829-1833), Simon Elliott (1831-1888), Phoebe Jane Elliott (1833-1903), Eli Elliott (1835-1837), John Blaine Elliott (1837-1892), Albert Elliott (1839-1913), Nancy Elliott (1841-1900), Sarah Elliott (1843-1902), Samuel Wesley Elliott (1845-1917) and Hester Ann Elliott (1848-1920).

Sarah Elliott died on 8 Aug 1891 and she is buried in the Independence Cemetery in Defiance Co., Ohio. Samuel is also buried there and he died 12 Sep 1859 per Find A Grave.

Enos Seward was born about 30 August 1807 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. He married at least two times. His first marriage was to Marianna Coulter 24 Nov 1831 in Coshocton, Ohio. She was born 6 January 1815 in Coshocton, Ohio. Her parents were William Coulter (1773-1848) and Susanna McCoy (1782-1862).  His second marriage was to Mary J. Farquehar on 12 Feb 1849 in Coshocton.

In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census Enos Seward is living in Pike, Coshocton, Ohio with the birth year of 1802 in PA. He is a farmer with 700. With him are Mary J. age 36, Lydia age 17, Margery age 14, Mainerva age 12, Alonzo age 8 and Missouri A. age 0.

In 1860 the census has Enos living in Licking Co., Ohio and he is 52, a farmer with 2700/700. With him are Mary Seward age 45, Alonzo Seward age 19, Missouri Seward age 9 and Harriet Seward age 6.

Enos is in Mary Ann Twp., Licking, Ohio in 1870 and he is age 62. With him is Mary J. and Harriett.  In the 1880 census Enos is now 72, still farming but a widow. With him is Harriett age 26 and she is keeping house. It looks like Alonzo Seward age 63 is below him with Sarah A. age 59, Perry C. age 19 and Homer E. age 16.

Enos and Mary Anne had the following children: Lydia (1833-1916), Margery (1836-1850), Manerva (1837-1850), Alonzo (1842-1924).

Enos and Mary J. Seward had Missouri A. (1850-1880) and Harriett (1854-1860).

Enos Seward died on 25 Jun 1892 and is buried in the Goshen Cemetery in Warsaw Coshocton, Ohio. Marianna Seward is buried there as well having died 9 July 1846.

Phoebe Ann Seward was born 6 May 1813 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. She married a John William Howell 26 January 1837. John was born 5 Dec 1814 in Belmont Co., Ohio. His parents were John Howell (1767-1853) and Elizabeth Bonham (1775-1858).

We find a John Howell age 35 and a Phebe Howell age 36 in Washington, Coshocton, Ohio in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census. With them are Susan age 12, William age 9, Mary age 7, Leonidas age 4 and Eliza age 1.

In 1860 the family consists of John age 46, farmer with 1723/763 born Ohio. Phoebe age 47, William age 19 a School Teacher, Mary age 17, Leonidas age 15 farm laborer, Eliza age 12, Martha age 10, Harvey age 7 and Spencer age 5. Below them is a Joseph Howell age 48 and Permellia age 42 and a large family. They are still living in Washington, Coshocton, Ohio.

1870 U.S. Federal finds them still in Washington. John is 55 years old farmer, 2000/675. Phoebe age 50, Martha age 18, Harvey age 17 farm laborer, Spencer is age 15.

John is 66 years old and a widow in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census. They are living in Washington, Coshocton, Ohio. He is with Harvey age 27 farmer, Spencer age 24 farmer and a Sophia 22 daughter in law.

Phoebe Ann Howell passed on 12 Jan 1879 in Licking Co. She is buried in the Perryton Cemetery in Licking. John died 12 January 1902 and is buried in the Perryton Cemetery per Find A Grave.

In the 1900 U.S. Census John Howell is now 86 years old and still in Washington. He is living with his son Harvey now age 47 (b. May 1853 and widowed). With Harvey is a son Ward B. (Mch 1882) age 18, daughter Selina age 12 (Sept 1887), John is listed next age 86 (Dec 1813), and Edna (Green) is with him listed as Step Mother (Feb 1838) age 65.

John and Phoebe’s children were: Susannah (1836-1927), William Henry (1841-1921), Mary Molly (1843 –  ), Leonidas Hamlin (1845-1926), Elizabeth (1849-1922), Martha C. (1851-1932), Harvey D. (1853-1937) and Spencer Lake (1855-1946).

John William Howell died on 12 January 1902. Phoebe Ann Howell died on 12 January 1879. They are both buried in the  Perryton Cemetery in Licking Co. per Find A Grave.

Martha Seward was born 13 June 1810 Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. She married Edmund Cone 11 November 1832 in Coshocton. He was born 2 Feb 1810 in Willbraham, Massachusetts. His parents were Jared R. Cone Sr. (1781-1856) and Hannah Beebe (1781-1822).

The 1850 U.S. Census has an Edmund Cone age 40, Physician $8000 born in Massachusetts, and Martha age 39. An Anson Brokeshire age 23 Laborer and a Mary McNeeley age 19 are living with them.

In 1860 the census has Edmond Cone age 50 9,000/4000, Physician and Martha age 50 living with a John Halt age 36 85 born England. There is a Malena age 20 and Amelia age 12 living with him.

By 1870 they are still in Washington, Coshocton, Ohio but it is only Edmund (60) and Martha (60). He is now farming $10,800/3160.

Martha Cone died 25 Feb 1879 and is buried in Union Cemetery in Tunnel Hill, Coshocton, Ohio.  Edmond Cone died 24 February 1884 and is also buried in Union Cemetery per Find A Grave.  It looks like Edmund and Martha did not have children but I am wondering about the John and Malena Halt in 1860?  If she might be a daughter.  We will see.

Parmelia Seward was born 17 July 1817 in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Parmelia married a Joseph Howell 19 February 1937 in Coshocton, Ohio. His parents are John Howell (1767-1853) and Elizabeth Bonham (1775-1858) and he is a brother to John William Howell who married Phoebe.

In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census we find Joseph Howell age 37, with Parmelia age 31. They have James W. age 9, Sarah age 6, Eli age 3, William age 1 an Elizabeth Hayes age 18 with them in Washington, Coshocton, Ohio.  This census is on two pages.

Moving forward to 1860 we find in the census Joseph Howell with Permillia, James, Sarah, Eli, Samuel, Edmond, William, Moreca, John and Ellen age 2/12. All born in Ohio. They are in Washington Twp. still.

In 1870 the census reads Joseph (59) farmer 2000,575, Vermelia (54), Sarah (25), Samuel (19), Joseph (17), Wilbert (15), Maria (15), Ellen (11) and John (9). They are in Washngton Twp., Coshocton Co., Ohio.

In 1880 they are still in Washington, Coshocton, Ohio. The family consists of Joseph (68) farming, Permelia (68), Sarah (30), Samuel (23) farming. Wilber age (21) a school teacher, Candas age 22 School teacher, Ella age 20 and Frank age 20. Below him are John Howell, Harvey, Spencer and Sophia.

In 1900 the U.S. Federal Census has Permelia age 82 widowed (July 1817) living with her son Samuel E. age 48 (Dec 1851) single. Sarah is living with her and listed as Sister, age 56 (July 1842). A Charles Garret is a servant, age 14 born Aug 1885.

Parmelia and Joseph Howell had these children: James W. (1841 –   ), Sarah (1844-1927), Eli (1847 – 1932 in Los Angeles?), William F. (1848-1857), Samuel E. (1850-1929), Joseph Edmond (1853 – 1900 in Iowa?), Wilbur (1855 – after 1940 in Iowa), Candace Maria (1857-1930), John Franklin (1859 – after 1940 in Iowa), Ellen Howell (unknown).

Parmelia Howell died 19 May 1907 and is buried in the Chalfant Cemetery in Wakatomika, Coshocton, Ohio. Her husband Joseph Howell died 8 Nov 1885 and is also buried in this cemetery.

It is probably a good idea to go to the History of Coshocton County, Ohio, It’s Past and Present 1740-1881, Compiled by N.N. Hill, Jr. in 1881. I found some interesting mention of Eli and other Sewards. I would also search for some of the surnames about especially the daughters who married and see what comes up. This book is available at Internet Archive for viewing, searching and downloading. Do the searching before you download a lot easier.

Remember that this is a summary of the children of Eli and Eleanor Seward. It still needs a great deal more work. I am also open to corrections and discussions about anyone of these individuals. Genealogy is always evolving.

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