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1. Hans Michael (Diebolt) Debolt was born in 1723 in Alsac Lorraine, Germany or France and died in 1788 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, at age 65.

The DeBolts were Huguenots (French Protestants who left Catholic France, late in the 1600s) . These Huguenots went to all areas of the world looking for refuge; our DeBolts went to Protestant areas of Germany. Many of the Huguenots who emigrated to America spoke only German.

Hans Michael Diebolt and his family arrived in America on Sept. 3, 1739 on the ship "Robert and Alice", arriving in Philadelphia from Rotterdam, Holland. Hans Michael's son, also named Hans Michael, was among those passengers listed; only males 16 years or older were listed, so there were probably other children as well as their motheron the boat.  There were known to be two younger boys, George and Henry.he name was changed to Debolt almost right away after coming here, and at some point later, became DeBolt, although in records it can be seen as Tiebolt as well.

Hans married Elizabeth .  Elizabeth was born in 1723  and died in Sep 1789 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, at age 66.

Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. Michael II Debolt  was born about 1745 in Pennsylvania and died in 1778 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, about age 33.

Michael married Anna Maria Thomas .

+ 3 M    ii. George DeBolt was born in Mar 1747 in Pennsylvania  and died on 4 Jan 1829 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, at age 81.

   4 F    iii. Mary Debolt  was born in 1748 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania and died on 18 Dec 1842 in Greene county, Pennsylvania, at age 94.

Mary married Ephraim Walters in 1769.

   5 M    iv. Nicholas Debolt  was born in 1750 in Pennsylvania  and died on 28 Sep 1829, at age 79.

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3. George DeBolt was born in Mar 1747 in Pennsylvania and died on 4 Jan 1829 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, at age 81.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: farmer, Between 1784 and 1828, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.  He inherited his father's farm.

• Tax List: 1785, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania. German twp.

• census: 1800, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1810, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1820, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Will was proven on Jan. 16, 1829.

George married Elizabeth Teagarden, daughter of Abraham Jr. Teagarden and Mary Parker, about 1770 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania.   Elizabeth was born in 1748  and died on 13 Nov 1834, at age 86.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 6 M    i. William D. DeBolt  was born in 1772  and died on 17 Apr 1820 in Licking co., Ohio, at age 48.

   7 M    ii. David DeBolt  was born about 1774.

Noted events in his life were:

• Tax List: 1797, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1800, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Tax List: 1798, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Tax List: 1799, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

David married Magdalena Shafer .

+ 8 M    iii. Daniel Aaron DeBolt was born about 1775 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania and died in Neosho, Newton co., Missouri.

+ 9 M    iv. Abraham DeBolt  was born on 12 Nov 1776 in Pennsylvania  and died on 12 Jan 1856, at age 79.

+ 10 F    v. Mary DeBolt  was born on 12 Nov 1776 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, died on 29 Jul 1849 in Brown twp., Delaware county, Ohio, at age 72, and was buried in Old Eden Cemetery, Kilbourne, Delaware co., Ohio.

   11 M    vi. George DeBolt  was born on 24 Feb 1781 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania  and died on 1 Oct 1868 in Jay county, Indiana, at age 87.

George married Mary Rider .

   12 M    vii. Rezin DeBolt  was born in 1785  and died in 1850, at age 65.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: War of 1812 or Mexican War, Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

Rezin married Mary Polly Long .

   13 M    viii. Jacob DeBolt  was born about 1786 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania.  Jacob DeBolt may have been handicapped in some way, as special provisions were made for him in his father's will.

   14 M    ix. Jeremiah DeBolt  was born about 1790 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

   15 F    x. Margaret DeBolt  was born about 1792 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania and died before 1822, before age 30.

Margaret married Samuel Allenbaugh .

   16 F    xi. Elizabeth DeBolt was born about 1794 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth married William Lowry .

+ 17 M    xii. Teegarden Solomon DeBolt  was born about 1795 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania  and died in Masontown twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

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6. William D. DeBolt was born in 1772  and died on 17 Apr 1820 in Licking co., Ohio, at age 48.

Noted events in his life were:

• Tax List: 1795, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Tax List: 1798, Georges twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Tax List: 1810, Licking co., Ohio.

William married Rhoda Sutton.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 18 M    i. Levi DeBolt  was born in Aug 1800 in Pennsylvania, died on 26 Oct 1881 in Hilliar twp., Knox co., Ohio, at age 81, and was buried in Knox county, Ohio.

   19 M    ii. Rezin DeBolt  was born on 11 Dec 1806 in Newark, Licking co., Ohio  and died in Rutland, LaSalle co., Illinois.

Noted events in his life were:

• Relocated: 1829. from Licking co., Ohio to La Salle co., Illinois

Rezin married Emma Grove .

8. Daniel Aaron DeBolt was born about 1775 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania and died in Neosho, Newton co., Missouri.

Noted events in his life were:

• Tax List: 1798, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Tax List: 1799, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1810, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1820, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio.

• census: 1830, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio.

• census: 1850, Fairfield co., Ohio.

• census: 1860, Neosho twp., Newton co., Missouri,. aged 84; in the household of his son, Thomas Jefferson DeBolt.

Daniel married Charlotte Burnside? Charlotte was born about 1778-1793 in New Jersey, and died on 12 Sep 1851, about age 73, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio.   She was living next door to Aaron DeBolt; her husband Daniel was not listed as being in this household.

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, with her children Susanna and William.

Children from this marriage were:

(note: I do not have concrete proof that some of these children belong in this household, only strong circumstantial evidence, especially in the case of Rebecca)
   20 M    i. Peter Debolt .
+ 21 M    ii. Thomas Jefferson Debolt  was born in 1806 in Virginia  and died in 1862, at age 56.


+ 22 F    iii. Rebecca DeBolt  was born on 20 Feb 1808 in Pennsylvania, possibly Ohio, died on 5 Jul 1874 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, at age 66, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

+ 23 M    iv. Aaron DeBolt  was born about 1812 in Pennsylvania.

+ 24 M    v. George Debolt  was born on 2 May 1816 in Pennsylvania and died in 1893, at age 77.

   25 F    vi. Susanna Debolt  was born on 27 Sep 1818 in Ohio, died on 26 Nov 1903 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, at age 85, and was buried on 30 Nov 1903 in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois,  in the household of her mother, Charlotte DeBolt.

• census: 1860, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, in the household of her brother, Wm. DeBolt

• census: 1870, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, in the household of her brother, William DeBolt

• census: 1880, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, in the household of her brother, William DeBolt

• census: 1900, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

   26 M    vii. William Debolt  was born on 22 Aug 1823, died on 2 May 1890 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, at age 66, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, a shoemaker in the household of his mother, Charlotte DeBolt.

• census: 1860, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, shoemaker

• census: 1870, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, shoemaker

• census: 1880, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, retired shoemaker, "crippled" per census

9. Abraham DeBolt was born on 12 Nov 1776 in Pennsylvania and died on 12 Jan 1856, at age 79.

Noted events in his life were:

• Tax List: 1798, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• Tax List: 1799, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1800, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1810, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1830, Morgan twp., Knox co., Ohio.

Abraham married Ann Christina Kreager, daughter of Jacob Kreager and Elizabeth Haver . Ann was born on 12 May 1782 in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, and died on 8 Oct 1864 in Knox county, Ohio, at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

   27 M    i. Isaac DeBolt  was born on 22 Mar 1801 in Pennsylvania.

Noted events in his life were:

• Tax List: 1834, Hartford twp., Licking co., Ohio.  Personal property, but no land owned

Isaac married  Sarah Bonham/Boubarn .

Isaac next married Elizabeth Poundstone .

   28 M    ii. Jacob DeBolt  was born on 12 Dec 1802 in Pennsylvania, died on 5 May 1867 in Bowling Green, Marion county, Ohio, at age 64, and was buried in Guthrey Cemetery, Bowling Green, Marion county, Ohio.

Jacob married Mary McLane on 7 Nov 1826 in Fairfield, Licking county, Ohio.

   29 M    iii. Michael DeBolt was born on 28 Oct 1804 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania  and died in 1886 in Bloomington, McLean county, Illinois, at age 82.

Michael married Hannah Eversole.

   30 M    iv. Daniel DeBolt  was born on 11 Sep 1806 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania and died on 5 Feb 1879 in Carrolton twp., Carrol county, Illinois, at age 72.

Daniel married Elizabeth Landes  on 9 Dec 1835 in Muskingum county, Ohio.

   31 F    v. Mary DeBolt  was born on 22 May 1810  and died on 23 Dec 1854, at age 44.

Mary married Samuel Bonham on 10 Mar 1831 in Knox county, Ohio.

   32 M    vi. Samuel DeBolt  was born about 1811  and died about 1811.

   33 M    vii. Reuben DeBolt  was born on 19 Jan 1812 in Morgan twp., Knox county, Ohio, and died on 4 Mar 1894, at age 82.

Reuben married Sarah French  on 7 Dec 1837.

+ 34 M    viii. William DeBolt  was born on 9 May 1815 in Pennsylvania, died after 1882 in Prospect, Ohio, after age 67, and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Prospect, Ohio.

   35 F    ix. Elizabeth DeBolt  was born on 13 Nov 1818  and died on 8 Dec 1907, at age 89.

Elizabeth married George S. Clark .

+ 36 M    x. Washington DeBolt  was born on 1 Nov 1821, died on 28 Jul 1892 in Morgan twp., Knox co.,, Ohio, at age 70, and was buried in Bell Cemetery, Morgan twp., Knox co., Ohio.

+ 37 M    xi. John A. DeBolt  was born on 9 May 1823  and died on 18 Sep 1880, at age 57.

   38 F    xii. Rachel DeBolt  was born on 1 Nov 1825.

Rachel married Albert J. Houghten .

10. Mary DeBolt was born on 12 Nov 1776 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania, died on 29 Jul 1849 in Brown twp., Delaware county, Ohio, at age 72, and was buried in Old Eden Cemetery, Kilbourne, Delaware co., Ohio.

Mary married Simon Overturf  about 1793 in Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 39 F    i. Mariah (Mary) Overturf  was born on 16 May 1813 in Licking co., Ohio  and died on 25 Jan 1852 in Polk co., Missouri, at age 38.

17. Teegarden Solomon DeBolt  was born about 1795 in German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania  and died in Masontown twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.  He inherited his father's farm, and was a distiller by trade, for many years employed by William Gray and Sons.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: War of 1812/Mexican War, Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

• census: 1820, German twp., Fayette co., Pennsylvania.

Teegarden married Catherine Tanner. Catherine was born in Greene co., Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   40 M    i. Jeremiah DeBolt .

+ 41 M    ii. George S. T. DeBolt  was born on 3 Jul 1863 in Monongahela twp., Greene co., Pennsylvania.

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18. Levi DeBolt was born in Aug 1800 in Pennsylvania, died on 26 Oct 1881 in Hilliar twp., Knox co., Ohio, at age 81, and was buried in Knox county, Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• Relocated: 1807, from Pennsylvania to Licking co., Ohio

• Relocated: Between 1822 and 1823,  from Licking co., Ohio to Knox co., Ohio

• census: 1840, Milford twp., Knox co., Ohio.

• census: 1880, William, Knox co., Ohio.

Levi married Delilah Lair, daughter of Andrew J. Lehrer OR Lair and Ruth Henton, on 1 Dec 1821 in Licking co., Ohio. Delilah was born on 15 Jan 1804 in Rockingham co., Virginia, died on 9 Feb 1878 in Hilliar twp., Knox co., Ohio, at age 74, and was buried in Knox county, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   42 M    i. Levi Jr. DeBolt was born in 1834 in Knox co., Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• Residence: 1880, Kingston Center, Delaware Co., Ohio.

• Occupation: learned plasterer's trade with Ed. Watson at Westerville, Ohio, Abt 1852, for three months, then on to Hartford, Licking co., Ohio.

• Relocated: 1865,  from Morrow co., Ohio to Knox co., Ohio, taking over his father's farm.

• Relocated: 1866, from his father's farm in Licking co., Ohio to his own farm in Delaware co., Ohio

Levi married Blaker. Blaker was born in 1840 in Knox co., Ohio. They were the parents of five children.

   43 M    ii. Meeker DeBolt  was born about 1840 in Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: farmer, 1880, William, Knox co., Ohio.

Meeker married Nancy J. Nancy was born about 1841 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: keeping house, 1840, William, Knox co., Ohio. 

21. Thomas Jefferson Debolt was born in 1806 in Virginia and died in 1862, at age 56.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, farmer

Thomas married Mary Ann Peet on 8 Oct 1837 in Knox co., Ohio. Mary was born about 1819 in Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   44 M    i. William B. Debolt was born about 1838 in Ohio.

   45 M    ii. Burr B. Debolt was born about 1839 in Ohio.

   46 F    iii. Esther Debolt was born about 1844 in Illinois.

   47 F    iv. Emily Debolt was born about 1846 in Illinois.

   48 F    v. Hasletine Debolt was born about 1849 in Illinois.

22. Rebecca DeBolt was born on 20 Feb 1808 in Pennsylvania, died on 5 Jul 1874 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, at age 66, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of her husband, William Lair

• Residence: Abt 1849. Peoria County, Illinois, Akron twp.

• Will written: 2 Jul 1874, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, working as a seamstress

• census: 1870, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, working as a "washer woman"

Rebecca married William Lair, son of Andrew J. Lehrer OR Lair and Ruth Henton, on 16 Jul 1828.  William was born on 25 Aug 1805 in Rockingham co., Virginia, died on 4 Feb 1857 in Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, at age 51, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1830, Morgan twp., Knox co., Ohio.

• Tax List: 1834, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio. Owned both land and personal property

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio. • Relocated: 1846, Jubilee twp., Peoria co., Illinois. 186 per Aunt Lulu's handwritten pages

• Residence: Abt 1849. Peoria County, Illinois, Akron twp.

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois, farmer.

Children from this marriage were:

   49 M    i. George Hiram Lair was born on 4 Jun 1826 in Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, died on 1 Aug 1902 in Reardan, Lincoln co., Washington, at age 76, and was buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, Lincoln co., Washington.

Noted events in his life were:

• Military: Company A, 31st IL Infantry. Pension claims later filed as an invalid, and widow's benefits were paid as well.

• census: Farmer, 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of his father, William Lair.

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois.

• Residence: 1877, Kiddville, Penn twp., Missouri.

• census: 1880, Penn, Sullivan co., Missouri, farmer

• census: 1890, Veteran's Schedule; served in Civil War

• Pension: 20 Sep 1890, Washington. Claim Civil War pension as an invalid; Application #945424,
Certificate # 688775, filed in the State of Washington.  Served in Company A, 31st IL Infantry

• census: farmer, 1900, Reardan, Lincoln co., Washington.

George married Elizabeth Debord, daughter of Stephen Debord and Delphia StuartStewart, on 13 Mar 1853 in Peoria co., Illinois. Elizabeth was born on 28 Oct 1833 in Indiana, died on 16 Jul 1864 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, at age 30, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

George next married Lucinda Starkey on 17 Jul 1867 in Yellow Creek Baptist Church, Missouri. Lucinda was born in 1837 in Pennsylvania, died in 1903, at age 66, and was buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, Lincoln co., Washington.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Penn, Sullivan co., Missouri, in the household of her husband, George Lair

• Pension: 5 Sep 1902, Washington, filed for Civil War pension as a widow, Application # 769552, filed in Washington State.

• census: 1900, Reardan, Lincoln co., Washington, in the household of her husband, George Lair

   50 M    ii. Andrew Lair was born on 25 Mar 1828 in Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of his father, William Lair..

• census: 1860, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, farmer, living in the household of Hial Bouten.

• census: 1850, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, farmer, in the household of William Lair.

• census: 1880, Penn, Sullivan co., Missouri, farmer.

Andrew married Cornelia L. on 18 Mar 1874 in Peoria co., Illinois.  Cornelia was born about 1850 in New York.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Penn, Sullivan co., Missouri, in the household of her husband, Andrew Lair

   51 M    iii. Lawson Fuller Lair was born on 18 Nov 1833 near Newark, Licking co., Ohio, died on 23 Jul 1923 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, at age 89, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of his father, William Lair.

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois, farmer.

• census: 1860, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, farmer.

• census: 1870, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, farmer

• census: 1880, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, farmer.

• census: 1900, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, landlord

• census: 1910, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, "own income"

• census: 1920, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois

• Will written: 20 Sep 1920, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Lawson married Margaret Nickeson, daughter of Joseph John Nickeson and Margaret Coble, on 28 Oct 1858 in Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois. Margaret was born on 21 Dec 1840 near Farmington, Illinois, died on 12 May 1900, at age 59, and was buried on 15 May 1900 in Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Princeville twp, Peora co., Illinois, in the household of her husband, Lawson Lair.

• census: 1870, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1880, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of her husband, Lawson Lair.

   52 F    iv. Priscilla Lair was born on 21 Dec 1835 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of her father, William Lair.

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Brimfield, Peoria co., Illinois, domestic help, in the household of Holman/Solomon (?) Plummer
and his wife, Elizabeth

• census: 1880, Penn, Sullivan co., Missouri, in the household of her husband, Joseph Mayes.

Priscilla married Joseph A. Mayes on 16 Aug 1860 in Peoria co., Illinois.  Joseph was born about 1834.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1880, Penn, Sullivan co., Missouri, farmer.

   53 F    v. Susan Jane Lair  was born on 8 Feb 1837, died on 2 Mar 1849, at age 12, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois,

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of her father, William Lair.

   54 F    vi. Rachel Lair was born on 8 Apr 1839 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio, in the household of her father, William Lair.

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

Rachel married Henry Grafton Bronson, son of Amos William Bronson and Caroline Green, on 10 Jul 1860 in Peoria co., Illinois.  Henry was born in 1838 in Ohio and died on 23 Mar 1865 in Memphis, Shelby co., Tennessee, at age 27.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, farmer

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

   55 M    vii. William T. Lair was born on 19 Jul 1841 in Indiana, died on 5 Apr 1877, at age 35, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.  He died from "consumption."

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, farmhand in the household of his uncle, Joseph Lair.

• Military: 19 Apr 1861. Enlisted in Civil War, Co. A, 2nd Ill Light Artillery; described as light complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, 6' 1 3/4"

• Military: 1 Jan 1864, Carrollton, Orleans co., Louisiana. Re-enlisted as a veteran in Co. A, 2nd Reg. Light Artillery, Ill.

• Medical: Aug 1864, Mobile, Mobile co., Alabama. During a war campaign in Mobile, two other soldiers testified that Wm. Lair worked about 12 hours in the water raising a dismanteled gun that had been thrown overboard, and had slept in swamps during his service; it was this exposure, it was felt, that led to his "lung disease" and general decline that eventually led to his death.

• Military: Civil War service-mustered out, 14 Sep 1864, Springfield, Sangamon co., Illinois.

• Military: 27 Jul 1865. Discharged from Civil War military service

• Military: 27 Jul 1865, Springfield, Illinois. Discharged honorably, rank: private, no medical record of any treatment during service. Served during entire war. Never collected a pension.

• PropOwned: 1 Jan 1877, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois. Purchased lots 7 & 8 of Block 16, in Princeville, which was previously owned by his mother, at her estate sale.

• Will written: 9 Jan 1877, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.  He leaves his land holdings in Princeville (lots 7 & 8 of block
16) as well as his personal property, to his wife, Susan. After Susan's death, any remaining property is to be divided equally between Eleanor McGinnis, wife of George, and Franklin Stallman, a "youth" who was living with William and Susan Lair.
A few months later, William added a codicil, requiring Franklin Stallman to "remain under the control of" and contribute to the
support of, Susan Lair, until his 21st birthday. If he failed to comply, his share of the estate was to go to Eleanor McGinnis.

• Will proved: 11 Apr 1877, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

William married Susan\Susanna Hammer on 28 Aug 1871 in Peoria co., Illinois. Susan\Susanna was born on 24 Nov 1838. died on 10 Jul 1908, at age 69, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Noted events in her life were:

• Pension: 10 Oct 1894. Originally applied for Civil War widow's pension from Wm.Lair's service

• Legal: 1896. Anonymous letter to the Pension Bureau accused her of collecting a pension on Wm. Lair's service, although she had been remarried to a number of years. These accusations were "immaterial" after an investigation was concluded, and it looks as though, from the pension file of William Lair, that despite repeated attempts to draw a pension, she never did.

• Medical: 22 Jan 1906. Wrote a letter to the Pension Bureau, stating, "I am an aged woman and my health is very poor. Added to this, I am somewhat in want for the reasonable comforts of life. I feel if I were to receive anything under my application, I ought to have benefits soon."

   56 F    viii. Mary N. Lair was born on 16 Jul 1843 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

   57 M    ix. John A. Lair was born on 10 Aug 1845 in Ohio, died about May 1874, about age 28, and was buried in Princeville Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois.

Death Notes: Rebecca Lair mentions in her will that the doctors bill and funeral expenses of her son, John, are to be paid out of her estate. The bill for John's coffin, for $20, was written up May 22, 1874.

General Notes: John died young, but must have been somewhat healthy in March of 1873, as his mother's account with Charles B. Ives was credited for work John had done cutting timber. (per probate file of Rebecca Lair)

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria twp., Peoria co., Illinois.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois. Laborer, in the household of his mother, Rebecca Lair

• Registered Voter: 1869, Princeville, Peoria co., Illinois. • census: 1870, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois. working as farm

   58 F    x. Lydia Lair was born on 21 Jan 1848 and died before 1850, before age 2.

23. Aaron DeBolt was born about 1812 in Pennsylvania.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1840, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio.

• census: laborer, 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

Aaron married Eliza on 18 Jun 1835 in Richland co., Ohio. Eliza was born about 1821 in Pennsylvania.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   59 F    i. Appellina DeBolt  was born in 1834 in Richland co., Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

   60 F    ii. Charlotte DeBolt  was born about 1836 in Richland co., Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

   61 F    iii. Elizabeth DeBolt  was born about 1838 in Highland co., Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

   62 M    iv. Israel DeBolt  was born about 1841 in Licking co., Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

  63 F    v. Mary Ann DeBolt  was born about 1843 in Licking co., Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Licking co., Ohio.

   64 F    vi. Eliza Ann DeBolt  was born about 1849 in Licking co., Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Violet twp., Fairfield co., Ohio.

24. George Debolt was born on 2 May 1816 in Pennsylvania and died in 1893, at age 77.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, carpenter.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, farmer.

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, farmer

George married Margaret Jane Peet on 28 Nov 1844 in Peoria co., Illinois. Margaret was born about 1823 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of her husband, George DeBolt.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of her husband, George DeBolt.

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, in the household of her husband, George DeBolt

Children from this marriage were:

   65 M    i. John Debolt was born about 1846 in Illinois.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of his father, George DeBolt.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of his father, George DeBolt.

• census: 1880, Stanton, Linn co., Kansas, farmer.

John married Eleanor. Eleanor was born about 1848 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Stanton, Linn co., Kansas, in the household of her husband, John DeBolt

   66 M    ii. Oscar Debolt  was born about 1849 in Illinois.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Peoria co., IIllinois, in the household of his father, George DeBolt.

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of his father, George DeBolt.

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, farmer.

Oscar married Alice. Alice was born about 1858 in Iowa.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, in the household of her husband, Oscar DeBolt.

   67 F    iii. Charlotte Debolt was born about 1852

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of her father, George DeBolt.

   68 F    iv. Mary A. Debolt was born about 1856.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of her father, George DeBolt.

   69 M    v. Lafayette Debolt was born about 1859.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1860, Akron twp., Peoria co., Illinois, in the household of his father, George DeBolt.

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, farmer, in the household of his father, George DeBolt

   70 F    vi. Maria J. Debolt was born about 1864 in Illinois.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, in the household of her father, George DeBolt.

   71 F    vii. Cora B. Debolt  was born about 1866 in Kansas.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, in the household of her father, George DeBolt

   72 M    viii. Dexter Debolt  was born about 1869 in Kansas.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas,

   73 M    ix. Sylvester Debolt  was born about 1871 in Kansas.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1880, Sheridan, Linn co., Kansas, in the household of his father, George DeBolt

34. William DeBolt was born on 9 May 1815 in Pennsylvania, died after 1882 in Prospect, Ohio, after age 67, and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Prospect, Ohio.

William married Barbara Ellen Moore. Barbara was born on 2 May 1813 in Virginia  and died on 6 Aug 1874 in Fleatown, Licking county, Ohio, at age 61.

Children from this marriage were:

   74 F    i. Lucinda Jane DeBolt was born on 4 Jun 1833 in Licking co., Ohio  and died on 27 Jun 1908 in Illinois, at age 75.

Lucinda married Oliver Perry Lovitt in Oct 1853 in Ohio.

   75 M    ii. John DeBolt  was born about 1835 in Licking co., Ohio.

   76 M    iii. George DeBolt was born about 1840 in Licking co., Ohio.

   77 F    iv. Elizabeth DeBolt was born on 22 Nov 1842 in Licking co., Ohio  and died on 25 Jan 1905 in Henderson, Iowa, at age 62.

Elizabeth married Unknown Ayers.

   78 M    v. Samuel Marion DeBolt was born on 12 Feb 1843 in Licking co., Ohio, died on 28 Mar 1907 in Anderson twp., Mills county, Iowa, at age 64, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Anderson twp., Mills co., Iowa.

Samuel married Sidney Ann Cooksey  on 13 Feb 1867 in Henderson County, ILllinois.

   79 F    vi. Rebecca Emma DeBolt  was born on 19 Aug 1845 in Newark, Licking co., Ohio, died on 18 Mar 1915 in Carson, Pottawattamie co., Iowa, at age 69, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie co., Iowa.

Rebecca married Abraham Henry Keller, son of Henry Miller Keller and Anna Henton, on 29 Sep 1870 in Newark, Licking co., Ohio.  Abraham was born on 4 Feb 1849 in Newark, Licking co., Ohio, died on 13 Oct 1895 in Carson, Pottawattamie co., Iowa, at age 46, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie co., Iowa.

   80 M    vii. Gideon DeBolt  was born on 10 Jan 1847 in Licking co., Ohio, died on 5 Jan 1923 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie co., Iowa, at age 75, and was buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

   81 M    viii. William DeBolt  was born about 1849 in Licking co., Ohio, died on 14 Dec 1906 in Mills county, Iowa, about age 57, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mills co., Iowa.

   82 F    ix. Samantha A. DeBolt  was born on 14 Aug 1851 in Licking co., Ohio  and died on 19 Nov 1931 in Peaceville, Iowa, at age 80.

Samantha married Unknown Worstell .

36. Washington DeBolt was born on 1 Nov 1821, died on 28 Jul 1892 in Morgan twp., Knox county, Ohio, at age 70, and was buried in Bell Cemetery, Morgan twp., Knox county, Ohio.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio.

Washington married Sarah .

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1850, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio.

The child from this marriage was:

   83 M    i. Alexander DeBolt  was born about 1845.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1850, Washington twp., Licking co., Ohio. 

37. John A. DeBolt was born on 9 May 1823 and died on 18 Sep 1880, at age 57.

Noted events in his life were:

• census: 1880, Bowling Green, Marion co., Ohio, farmer

John married Rebecca Abrams. Rebecca was born about 1824 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Bowling Green, Marion co., Ohio, in the household of her husband, John A. DeBolt

The child from this marriage was:

   84 F    i. Minnie D. DeBolt  was born about 1866 in Ohio.

Noted events in her life were:

• census: 1880, Bowling Green, Marion co., Ohio, in the household of her father, John A. Debolt

39. Mariah (Mary) Overturf  was born on 16 May 1813 in Licking co., Ohio and died on 25 Jan 1852 in Polk co., Missouri, at age 38.

Mariah married Barnet Welsh.

The child from this marriage was:

   85 M    i. Hiram Welsh was born in 1843 in Ohio.

Notes: one of nine children; HIram and his wives and children were in the Polk co., MO area for two more generations.

Hiram married Martha Jane Warren in Polk co., Missouri.

Hiram next married Idotha Francis Smith

41. George S. T. DeBolt was born on 3 Jul 1863 in Monongahela twp., Greene co., Pennsylvania.

Noted events in his life were:

• Relocated: from Greene co., PA, 1888, to Homestead, Allegheny co., Pennsylvania; employed by W. S. B. Hayes as a farmer, and later worked in the Carnegie steel mills

• Occupation: wholesale and retail grain, hay and feed dealer, 1895, Homestead, Allegheny co., Pennsylvania, also has an interest in real estate

George married Sarah J. Pollin, daughter of George Pollin and Sarah Renn, on 14 Oct 1891.

Children from this marriage were:

   86 M    i. Mino T. DeBolt .

   87 M    ii. George E. DeBolt .

   88 F    iii. Mary Ethel Renn DeBolt .

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