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Bio Photo Hello! I love history and find the study of historical people fascinating! I love diving into genealogy work and discovering long-lost treasures of our past.

As an Army Veteran, I am particularly interested in military veterans as they deserve to be honored and remembered.
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my Grandfather JP Walker served as an Army Combat Medic in WW2 and Korea; and my Grandmother
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Mike Armstrong
Adam Betz (Betch) bd
Adam Betz was my 4th great grand father. I am through his daughter Mary. Adam's bd has never been fixed. Here is some documentation (semi) from newspapers.

The following Obituary originally appeared on page 3 of the November 23, 1839 Chillicothe Advertiser. Republished in The Chillicothe Gazette, Saturday, August 28, 1976. Copied as printed.
"Revolutionary obituaries
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 22nd in a series of obituaries of Revolutionay War veterans who resided in Ross County. The series is a Bicentennial project of the Nathaniel Massie Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Persons having obituaries of such veterans in family records may contact the committee:
Chairman, Mrs. John R. Parett, Mrs. Patrick E. Clark, Mrs. Harold Lewis, Mrs. Fred Schwartz and Mrs. W. E. Beeler."

"Chillicothe Advertiser-Nov. 23, 1839 "Death of another Seventy Sizer"
Died at his residence in this city, at sunset, on Sunday evening last, 17th inst, Mr Adam BETZ in the 95th year of his age. Mr. Betz was a native of Penn.
While a yong man, he enlisted in a regiment of Penn troops and served throughout the whole term of the Revolutionary War. He was in many engagements, and acquitted himself with a bravery of which the time afforded so many illustrious examples.
After peace was declared and the innate enterprise of the men who composed our nation began to manifest itself in the 'arts of peace', Mr Betz directed his course westwardly, and was one of the very first to explore these regions, which were then the abodes of savage beasts and still more savage men.
The deceased loved to recount the stirring adventures in which he was then a partaker, and consequently related incidents in which he acted, which would form graceful episodes, in the history of men infinitely more ambitious than he was of heroic fame.
He had a perfect recollection of the Indian tribes which inhabited this Valley, enjoying a personal and familiar acquaintance with many of the chiefs.
Mr. Betz had been a residence of this place since its first settlement. He was doorkeeper to the Territorial Legislature and occupied the house in which the U.S. Court sat, which found a bill of indictment against the celebrated Aaron Burr.
Always frank, bold, honest and generous he never attained wealth and having outlived most of his numerous descendants he died full of years in the cheerful contented poverty, leaving a memory which none can reproach and an example which many might imitate to their own profit, an that of their fellow citizens."
From Abstracts of the Chillicothe Gazette, Jan. 16, 1840-Feb. 9, 1842 - "Feb 11, 1803 Adam Betz- jailor of Ross County from 1802 Scioto Gazette."

From "Taverns and Hotels in Chillicothe, Ohio 1799 - 1850" by John R. Grabb:
Adam Betz(Bates) Tavern Keeper
In this article is the following comment" This writer, (John Grabb) sometimes talked to Mr. William Armstrong , a patron on his mail route at 251 South Hickory Street. He told me that his grandmother was the daughter of Adam Betz. He liked to listen to the stories she told about the Indians and their campgrounds on the far side of the river across from their house. They were friendly Indians and would come into the village to trade or beg for food and she recalled there campfires on the gravel bar.
Adam Betz (sometimes spelled Bates) was born Oct 1, 1748 in Chester County , Pa. Before entering the service in the Revolutionary War , he was an innkeeper in Amity, Pa. He served through the whole war and became an ironmaster. His wife`s maiden name was Shepherd of the family that founded Sherpherdstown, Virginia. They came to Chillicothe in the very early days and built the eighth log cabin on the river bank at the head of Mulberry Street.
Re: BETZ, Montgomery Co. PA, 1700's
Posted by: Roger A. Shepherd Date: December 04, 2000 at 15:10:33
In Reply to: BETZ, Montgomery Co. PA, 1700's by Kathy of 453

The son Adam appears to be the husband of Margaret Forger, with the following two daughters reported:

Descendants of Adam Betz

Adam Betz
b: October 01, 1748 Chester, PA
+ Margaret Forger
m: Abt. 1772 New Hanover, PA

2 Elizabeth Betz
b: January 08, 1781 Falckner Swamp, New Hanover, PA
d: Bet. 1840 - 1850 Champaign County, IL
Burial: Champaign County, IL
+ David Shepherd
b: 1777 Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, WV
m: July 19, 1803 Chillicothe, Ross County, OH
d: Abt. 1839 Champaign County, IL
Burial: Champaign County, IL

2 Mary "Polly" Betz
b: Abt. 1787
d: August 02, 1858 Chillicothe, Ross County, OH
+ Joseph Shepherd
src: Jerry L. Orem, Eugene, OR
b: July 10, 1786 Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, WV
m: April 21, 1805 Chillicothe, Ross County, OH
d: August 02, 1858 Chillicothe, Ross County, OH

From "Ohio History Central"

Chillicothe, Ohio resident Adam Betz spent nearly twenty years as the sergeant of arms of the Northwest Territory's legislature and then of the Ohio House of Representatives. He also served as caretaker of the Ross County, Ohio courthouse for approximately thirty years and also was the sergeant of arms at the Ohio Constitutional Convention of 1802.
Born in 1744, Betz spent his early years in Pennsylvania. He served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He eventually opened an iron forge, which was destroyed in a tremendous flood. After this disaster, Betz moved his family to present-day Chillicothe, which was then part of the Northwest Territory.
In Chillicothe, Betz found employment as sergeant of arms. He also opened at least one tavern in Chillicothe, the "Indian King Tavern."
Betz died in 1839, at ninety-five years of age.
Third Battalion, Berks County Militia, 1780

Lieutenant Colonel: Jonathan Jones, May 27, 1780

Major: Jacob Kirlin, May 27, 1780

First Company

Captain: David Weidner, May 10, 1780

Lieutenant: Adam Betz, May 10, 1780

Ensign: Matthias Kayler, May 10, 1780

Added by Mike Armstrong on Mar 21, 2015 10:10 PM
alicia neal
RE: rosanah walker
Thanks for replying back thomas would be my 6 g grandpa. My great gma was iza cooper friddle.
Added by alicia neal on Feb 13, 2015 7:17 AM
alicia neal
rosanah walker
I am currently doing my family tree and have hit a road block. I was wondering if u had any info on rosanah walker pippins parents? All I have been able to find is hers dads name which is john walker but that is it any info u might have would be greatly appreciated
Added by alicia neal on Feb 11, 2015 11:01 AM
Sarah Atwood
Hello, I got a message from Sgt. Britt about possibly transferring Sarah Atwood to me. If you are willing to do this, be assured I would be happy to accept. I live only a couple of miles from the cemetery and do visit it. A small world instance: You uploaded one of my photos to Sarah's memorial; the clasping hands on her stone. I am that Alan. Best regards, Alan Atwood
Added by Alan on Jan 03, 2015 9:47 PM
Richard S. Barzelogna
Merry Christmas!
Thank you for wishing me a Merry Christmas. It was greatly appreciated. 2014 has been a horrible year. I lost my father, father-in-law and almost lost my mother. The doctor gave my wife a death sentence early this year & I got a death sentence from the doctor during the middle of spring....& I found out my uncle is dying and probably won't live to see summer. It's been a year from Hell, & I'll celebrate the last day of it & hope 2014 gets sent straight back to Hell when it belongs. I hope it's been a much kinder and happier year for you. Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Added by Richard S. Barzelogna on Dec 22, 2014 4:20 AM
RE: Nance
Yes the email on here goes straight to my phone :)
Added by Joyce on Dec 10, 2014 7:35 PM
What is your email address, I'd like to be in contact and engage in further dialogue with you!
Great! We're kin!

Added by Wm on Dec 10, 2014 6:03 PM
Hi (Rosana Nance)

I came across your F.A.G. profile a few days ago, and although reticent about posting, I thought- I'll give it a shot. I have been conducting a bit of a genealogical trail for my family, within the last few months. There was a name that popped up, surname- Nance, which leads me here.

I am descended from Mary A. Cavender Duncan's daughter, Julia Duncan (married name- Foust). I know that Mary's mother was Sarah Elizabeth Nance, which mean perhaps we may be related.

I try to be as thorough as possible, to get names correctly associated with the right people, as it should be... I know that Mary A. Cavender's mother was a Nance, but mind you, I'm lost in terms of and if Rosana Nance is the mother. Do you know the names or lineal descent of Reuben, Nance, Jr. and Rosana's children?

I have found a reference in lieu of Reuben's F.A.G. that purportedly his wife was a Francis Nance. I'm not saying this is not possible, but perhaps it was a second marriage or perhaps an error?

Reuben Nance, Jr. (F.A.G.)-

I see that a lady named Joyce is connected to you and via I may message her as well, the same response I am leaving. If you could assist me with the proper names et al, I can properly get the right association to who is who in the Nance line.

Many Regards-
Added by Wm on Dec 10, 2014 11:52 AM
Hi! I am sorry it hs taken so long to get back to you about the Nance family. I have a family history that was done a few years ago tracing the Nances back to the 1300s, concentrating on the direct line of Trula Nance. If you would be interested in talking about it or having a look baa t it you can email me anytime.
Added by Joyce on Dec 05, 2014 5:09 PM
ken striker
Woodland Cem Dayton GAR Burials
I have made a Virtual Cemetery of CW Burials at Dayton Woodland GAR Section, most of them your memorials: Thank you for your hard work and pictures.
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