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ALLEN HOUSE

(1791 - 1845)

   Allen House was born on June 13, 1791 in Eastbury, Hartford, Connecticut to Lazarus House and Rebecca Risley. He married Editha Bigelow on June 15, 1812 in East Hampton, Middlesex County, Connecticut. She was born April 19, 1791 in Brookfield, Vermont.


The year after the couple was married, Allen enlisted in the War of 1812. Date of entry was July 18, 1813. He was mustered out in September 1813. Their children were born in Connecticut and New York. Allen and Editha moved to New York in 1816. Allen is found in the 1820 Census of Steuben County, New York, in the township of Jerusalem. In 1835 the family moved to Michigan where land in Oakland County was purchased.


Allen died September 1, 1845 and Editha died on October 20, 1865. Both died in Milford, Michigan with burial in the city's Oakgrove Cemetery.


Notes
Source of information: Jeromey Ward (web page on Family Tree Maker)

Allen served in the War of 1812 under Capt. Enos Buell, (Com. Samuel Hough at Stonington, CT. July 18 to Sept. 16, 1813. Allen and Editha House moved from Connecticut to New York State in 1816. They became members of the Methodist E. church in Ovid, N.Y. The family then moved to Romulus, Seneca Ct., N.Y. (Florence Wenk Woodard Barrett, descendant of Nelson W. House, son of Allen and Editha House).
The Allen House family came to Michigan in 1835. They came to Buffalo via canal and then from Buffalo to Detroit, MI by steamboat. The went by wagon to Pontiac where they left their things and started out for Brighton on foot. Mr. Allen House worked in a mill on the site of Fosterville, MI. He took up land from the Government on Section 7, Milford Twp. Oakland Co., MI. His claim consisted of 91 acres and when it was secure he had just fourteen shillings left. It was used to purchase a large kettle. He was a miller and woolcarder, so secured work in a mill at $20.00 per month. His family lived in an old schoolhouse until he could build a log cabin. The family subsisted upon potatoes, butter and milk, almost entirely, for some time. In those early days, Mr. House sold eggs. (Related by Descendant of Nelson W. House).


1820 Census Ontario and Steuben Counties, New York
HOUSE ALLEN 203 JER
The listing includes the name of the head of each household, surname first, the page number from the National Archives microfilm of the respective county, and a three-letter code indicating the name of the town.


Government Land Records
Accession / Serial #: MI0640_340
BLM Serial #: ES NO S/N
State: MICHIGAN
Patentee Name: ALLEN HOUSE
Warrantee Name:
Document #: 16830
Misc. Doc. Nr.: --
Indian Allotment Nr: --
Tribe: --
US Reservations: --
Mineral Reservations: No
Geographic Name: --
Metes/ Bounds: No
Survey Date: --
Issue Date: May 1, 1837
Cancelled: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: SALE - CASH ENTRY (3 Stat. 566)
Acres: 91.16
Land Office: DETROIT
Comments: --
Aliquot Parts: N 1/2 NW
Sec/Blk: 7/
Twnshp: 2-N
Range: 7-E
Fract. Sect.: No
Meridian: MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP
State: MI
Counties: OAKLAND
Survey Nr.: --
Aliquot Parts: NWNE
Sec/Blk: 7/
Twnshp: 2-N
Range: 7-E
Fract. Sect.: No
Meridian: MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP
State: MI
Counties: Oakland
Survey Nr.: --


Children of Allen House and Editha Bigelow:

  1. Florus Allen House b. 5 Jan 1823 d. 15 Jun 1891 m. before 1838 to Julia A. (maiden name Unknown) b. 24 Dec 1815 d. 6 Oct 1899

  2. Nelson W. House b. 13 Jan 1815 d. Unknown m. Unknown

  3. Amasa G. House b. 26 Sep 1817 d. Unknown m. Unknown

  4. Eli H. House b. 16 Feb 1824 d. Unknown m. Unknown

  5. Abigail House b. 1826 d. Unknown m. Unknown


FLORUS ALLEN HOUSE

(1813 - 1891)

   Florus Allen House was born in Connecticut on January 5, 1813. When he was about 22, his family moved to Michigan. His wife, Julia, was born in Ohio but it is unknown if they married in Michigan or in Ohio. Julia's maiden name is unknown. Their first child was born in 1838 and it is assumed that the couple married prior to that time. Two land deeds were issued to Florus House in Livingston County, Michigan. One was issued in 1835 for 80 acres and the other in 1837 for 120 acres. Prior to 1840, the couple and their daughter moved to Coshocton County, Ohio. The family is found living in Linton Township, Coshocton County, Ohio in the census records for 1850, 1860 and 1870. The rest of their children were born in Ohio and the couple lived the remainder of their lives there. Florus died on June 25, 1891 and Julia died on October 6, 1899. Both are buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery (also called Watson's Corner) in Coshocton County, Ohio.


Government Land Records
Accession / Serial #: MI0250_219
BLM Serial #: ES NO S/N
State: MICHIGAN
Patentee Name: FLOURUS A HOUSE
Warrantee Name:
Document #: 12188
Misc. Doc. Nr.: --
Indian Allotment Nr: --
Tribe: --
US Reservations: --
Mineral Reservations: No
Geographic Name: --
Metes/ Bounds: No
Survey Date: --
Issue Date: October 15, 1835
Cancelled: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: SALE - CASH ENTRY (3 Stat. 566)
Acres: 80
Land Office: DETROIT
Comments: --
Aliquot Parts: E 1/2 SW
Sec/Blk: 6/
Twnshp: 1-N
Range: 6-E
Fract. Sect.: Yes
Meridian: MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP
State: MI
Counties: LIVINGSTON
Survey Nr.: --


Accession / Serial #: MI0750_480
BLM Serial #: ES NO S/N
State: MICHIGAN
Patentee Name: FLORUS A HOUSE
Warrantee Name:
Document #: 22543
Misc. Doc. Nr.: --
Indian Allotment Nr: --
Tribe: --
US Reservations: --
Mineral Reservations: No
Geographic Name: --
Metes/ Bounds: No
Survey Date: --
Issue Date: August 10, 1837
Cancelled: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: SALE - CASH ENTRY (3 Stat. 566)
Acres: 120
Land Office: DETROIT
Comments: --
Aliquot Parts: E 1/2 SE
Sec/Blk: 8/
Twnshp: 2-N
Range: 6-E
Fract. Sect.: No
Meridian: MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP
State: MI
Counties: LIVINGSTON
Survey Nr.: --
Aliquot Parts: SWSW
Sec/Blk: 17/
Twnshp: 2-N
Range: 6-E
Fract. Sect.: No
Meridian: MICHIGAN-TOLEDO STRIP
State: MI
Counties: LIVINGSTON
Survey Nr.: --


Children of Florus Allen House and Julia A. Unknown:

  1. Emily House b. 1838 d. Unknown

  2. William R. House b. 1840 d. Unknown m. 16 Mar 1862 Margaret Davis b. about 1838 d. Unknown

  3. James Emory House b. 2 May 1842 d. 1 Oct 1924 m. (1) 1866 to Barbara Shryock b. Unknown d. 10 July 1872 m. (2) 26 May 1873 to Frances Virginia (Foster) Ogan b. 29 Nov 1846 d. 18 Feb 1915

  4. Margaret House b. 1844 d. Unknown

  5. George House b. 24 Oct 1844 d. 25 Oct 1844

  6. Mary A. House b. 1846 d. Unknown m. 4 Aug 1870 to Jacob M. Rodgers b. Unknown d. Unknown

  7. Sarah E. House b. Mar 1848 d. Unknown m. 30 Apr 1893 to Benjamin Chamberlain b. about Feb 1838 d. Unknown

  8. Teressa A. House b. 20 Oct 1850 d. 20 Jan 1854

  9. Emma House b. 1853 d. Unknown m. 3 Oct 1888 to James McKaig b. Unknown d. Unknown

  10. Nancy Elizabeth House b. May 1855 d. Unknown m. 9 Feb 1882 to Oscar DeLong b. Dec 1858 d. Unknown

  11. John F. House b. 21 Aug 1857 d. 21 Sep 1863


WILLIAM R. HOUSE

(1840 - ?)

   William R. House was born in Coshocton County, Ohio in 1840, the second child and oldest son of Florus and Julia House. He married Margaret Davis on March 16, 1862 in Coshocton County. She was born about 1838 in Indiana. The International Genealogical Index (IGI) lists her name as Margaret Davison. Their death dates remain unknown.

Source of information on William R. House and family: Lloyd McDaniel


Children of William R. House and Margaret Davis:

  1. Eva A. House b. about 1864 d. Unknown m. 13 Sep 1883 to John F. Corder b. Unknown d. Unknown

  2. Lewis A. House b. about 1867 d. Unknown

  3. Margaret F. House b. about 1871 d. Unknown

  4. Ada G. House b. 8 Apr 1873 d. Unknown

  5. Albert M. House b. about 1875 d. Unknown


JAMES EMORY HOUSE

(1842 - 1924)

   James Emory House was born May 2, 1842 in Coshocton County, Ohio. He is found in the 1860 census as living with Florus and Julia House. On December 26, 1861, James enlisted in the Civil War in the 80th Regiment, "H" Company of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In April 1862 he was involved in the Battle at Vicksburg near Corinth, Mississippi. It is at this time, James became afflicted with a stomach disease. He was treated at hospitals in Mississippi and St. Louis, Missouri. James was mustered out on May 27, 1865.


James House married Barbara Shryock (name has been spelled: Shyrock, Shryrock, Shylock) in 1866. She died on July 10, 1872 in Guernsey County, Ohio. The marriage produced one son and two daughters who lived to maturity. After Barbara died, Frances V. Ogan, became a housekeeper and child caretaker for James. It appears that their oldest son, Florus A., was born one month prior to their marriage on May 26, 1873. They went on to have seven more children. Two sons died young and one daughter died in childbirth. James had black hair, grey eyes and a dark complexion. He was 5 foot 8 1/2 inches tall. James was a farmer and reportedly in later years was a teacher in Plainfield (as reported by his youngest son in a letter). He was in the Battle of Vicksburg and was on Sherman's March to the Sea during the War of the Rebellion and was fortunate to shake hands with President Abraham Lincoln. The family is found in the 1880 Census of Tuscarawas Township, Coshocton County, Ohio; the 1900 Census of Bethlehem Township, Coshocton County, Ohio; and the 1910 Census of Coshocton City, Coshocton County, Ohio. Frances died on February 18, 1915 and was buried in Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Coshocton County, Ohio on the family plot. Their daughter, Julia, and son, Charles, were also buried there. James spent some time as a patient in the Ohio Soldiers and Sailor's Home in Sandusky, Ohio prior to his death. Around August 1924, he moved to his daughter's home off West Lafayette Road in Coshocton County where he died on October 1, 1924.


HOUSE WHERE JAMES EMORY HOUSE DIED
1 OCTOBER 1924
RESIDENCE OF LLOYD & ELLA (HOUSE) AMORE
OUT IN WEST LAFAYETTE,
COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO

(Has been added onto since that time)


Letters
From Alva-Lester House to Gertrude Amore Shackelford

Lester House - B 1886
77 when he wrote this letter
Coshocton, Ohio
Jan 25 - 63
Hello Gertrude,
I was sure surprised to hear from you but was also glad. I will tell as much as I can what you ask me. I can't write much as I have a crippled right hand with arthritis. My mother was born some place near Cambridge, Ohio, her name was Frances Oglevey. As to her parents I don't no much about. She was raised all around the Country. She had to go out and work when she was only a child. The last place she worked over there was with people by the name of Blackson. My father name was James Emory. And he was married twice his first wife died and left him with 3 children. Ed House, Bell Ruby and Cina Conger. Of course that was their names after they got married. So Father got my mother to keep house for him after his wife died. So him and Mother got married and they had 8 children. Florus - John - Elmer - William (Willie) - Julia - Ella - Charles and me. Elmer died at age of 4 before I was born and Charles was killed at age of 12 when we lived on farm in Bethlehem Twp. My father was raised at Linton Mills. Southeast of Plainfield. Was in the Army during Civil War for 3 1/ 2 yrs and taught school around Plainfield. I am only one of all the children left. And I will be 77 May 9. Gertrude, I will just have to close but if I ever see you I can tell you more. Tell Marie I said hello and good to both of you. Lester House
am sorry Gertrude but I can't hold pen.


From Marie Amore Quirk to Wendy Amore Littrell on February 9, 2000

"My mother's father, James House, lived with his kids off and on when he got older and when he couldn't stand the kids, he would go to the Ohio Vets home in Sandusky. I think he had T.B. in his later years because when he lived with us (I remember him) Mom used to scald all the dishes he used."


From William V. Amore, Jr. to Wendy Amore Littrell on October 6, 1999

"James was listed in the 1860 Cosh. Co. census, as living with Florus & Julia . . ."


INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX (IGI)
J.E. House married Frank_Ogan May 26, 1873 Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio
Batch #: M514324


Pension Application Information
Civil War Papers


Mystery Surrounding Francis V. Ogan

Stories have filtered down through the family that Francis was left on a doorstep as a baby. Her maiden name has been reported as Ogan - according to James' application for invalid pension and her obituary - and Ogelvey - according to her grandson, Gene Amore, and her son, (Alva) Lester House (see letter above). Where did Francis come from? Obviously she wasn't dropped to earth by the proverbial aliens! Was she left on a doorstep? Or did she get "farmed" out as so many children did back in the mid- to late 1800's due to financial reasons? Another theory leans to the fact that one of her parents died (or both) and she was brought up by relatives, god-parents, or neighbors.
Her obituary states that she was born in Guernsey, Ohio so that is where the census search began. A Francis was found in the 1850 census as a three year old, living in the home of David Ekhart in Guernsey County. Update - On January 23, 2002 Francis was also found in the 1850 Census in Richhill Township, Muskingum County, Ohio living in the Evan & Susannah Ogan household at age 3 - her name is listed as Francis Foster.End of Update In the 1860 Guernsey census, Francis Foster (female), age 13, was living in the home of Evan and Susannah Ogan - both in their 70's. In 1870, Francis Ogan was living at a local hotel as a cook. After that she is found living in the House home. It is still unknown if the Francis in either of the 1850 censuses is the woman being searched for. Evan and Susannah Ogan may have been related to Francis or another thought is she married their son before 1870 and he either died or the marriage ended. It has also been reported that she went by "Frankie" and her middle name was Virginia. Except for the census reports, most of these theories are conjecture and not to be taken as documented proof.


Obituary for Francis V. House
Unknown Coshocton Newspaper
Mrs. James E. House Dies After Lingering Illness
Mrs. James E. House died at her home at 423 North Eleventh street Thursday morning at 7 o'clock following an illness from a complication of diseases extending over the past several years. During the past several days her condition was regarded as dangerous and it was known by members of the family that she could not live more than a short time. Frances V. Ogan was born in Guernsey County, November 29, 1846. On May 26, 1873, she was united in marriage with James E. House and to this union two daughters and six sons were born. Two sons and one daughter died some time ago. The husband, four sons and one daughter survive. The children are: Florus, John, James, Alva Lester, all of this city, and Mrs. Lloyd Amore, of Roscoe. There are also three step-children, Edward F. House, Mrs. Thomas Ruby and Mrs. Allen Conger who reside in this County, and eighteen grand children. Mrs. House was well known throughout the city and the news of her death brings sorrow to many hearts. Funeral services will be held at the United Brethern church Saturday afternoon at 10 o'clock, with Rev. H. H. Davis in charge. Interment will be made in the cemetery at Prairie Chapel.


Obituary for James Emory House
Unknown Coshocton Newspaper
James House dies at One O'Clock Wed
James E. House, aged 82, Civil War Veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Amore, on the West Lafayette Road, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The cause of the aged man's death was lung trouble and infirmities. Mr. House was born May 9, 1842. Practically all of his life was spent in this County. For the past few years he has however, been an inmate of the State Soldiers and Sailors' Home, at Sandusky. About six weeks ago he was brought to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Amore, where he has been in rapidly failing health since. James E. House saw four years service in the War of the Rebellion as a member of Company H, 80th regiment. He went with Sherman on the march to the sea and fought in the siege of Vicksburg. Surviving are four sons and three daughters. Florus E., John W., Lester, Edward and Mrs. Allen Conger, all of this city, Mrs. Belle Ruby, of near Plainfield, and Mrs. Lloyd Amore, on the West Lafayette Road. Mrs. House died about ten years ago. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Sarah E. Chamberlain and Mrs. Nancy De Long, of this city, and Mrs. Mary E. Rogers, of Warsaw. Mr. House was a member of the U.B. church, of this city, where the funeral services will be held. Definite funeral arrangements had not been completed Wednesday afternoon.


Death Record
Ohio Death Index
County: Coshocton
Name: Francis House
Date: 2/18/1915
Volume Number: 1563
Certificate Number: 6761



TOMBSTONE FOR
JAMES & FRANCIS HOUSE



FULL SIZE SHOT
OF TOMBSTONE IN
PRAIRIE CHAPEL CEMETERY







Children of James Emory House and Barbara Shryock:

  1. Edward F. House b. 17 Dec 1866 d. Unknown m. abt. 1890 to Nancy Rodgers b. June 1860 d. Unknown

  2. Belle D. House b. 23 Apr 1868 d. Unknown m. abt. 1886 to Thomas Ruby b. Aug. 1864 d. Unknown

  3. Lucina House b. 13 Sep 1869 d. 19 Aug 1937 m. 4 Jan 1888 John Allen Conger b. Apr. 1865 d. Unknown

    Children of James Emory House and Frances V. Ogan:

  4. Florus A. House b. 21 Apr 1873 d. 10 July 1941 m. 26 July 1899 to Emma Caroline Stacer b. 4 June 1879 d. 12 Dec 1965

  5. John Wesley House b. 31 Aug 1874 d. 1945

  6. Elmer House b. about 1878 d. about 1882

  7. James William House b. 31 Aug. 1879 d. Unknown m. 8 Mar 1899 to Cora Randles b. Abt. 1880 d. 27 Feb. 1919

  8. Julia Ann House b. 20 Sep 1880 d. 1907 m. 25 Dec 1906 to Percy J. Tuttle b. Unknown d. Unknown

  9. Ella Maria House b. 22 June 1882 d. 3 July 1946 m. 11 Apr 1903 to Lloyd William Amore b. 5 Mar 1882 d. 25 Feb 1955

  10. Charles E. House b. 1884 d. 1896

  11. Alva Lester House b. 9 May 1886 d. Jan 1968 m. (1) Bef. 1908 to Mary (maiden name Unknown) b. Abt. 1891 d. Unknown m. (2) Unknown to Pearl D. (maiden name Unknown) b. 1892 d. 1945


MARY A. HOUSE

(1846 - ?)

   Mary A. House was born in Coshocton County, Ohio in 1846. She was the sixth child and third daughter of Florus Allen and Julia House. On August 4, 1870 she married Jacob M. Rodgers in Coshocton County, Ohio. It is unknown if there were children born to this marriage. It is also unknown when they died or where they were buried.


SARAH E. HOUSE

(1848 - ?)


   Sarah E. House was born in March of 1848 in Coshocton County, Ohio, the seventh child and fourth daughter of Florus Allen and Julia House. She married Benjamin Chamberlain on April 30, 1893 in Coshocton. He was born in February 1838 in New York.





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