Furnas

 

My Furnas Ancestors

GENERATION 1

Thomas Furnas was Born in 1701 in Aketon, Cumberland, England. He married Rebecca Atkinson in Nighton, England. Rebecca died on July 03, 1762 in Wigton, Cumberland, England.  They had 7 children together. 

GENERATION 2

John Furnas is the son of Thomas and Rebecca.  According to the Furnas Family genealogy book (1887) , "The first of the name of whom he has authentic record are John and Mary Furnas, who were born in Cumberlandshire, in the town of Standing Stone, which town  derived it's name from a large rock, fifty feet in height, which is just outside the corporation limits. According to the English custom the eldest son of the family falls heir to the estate. The father of John Furnas was the owner of extensive real estate holdings and because of his wealth he was known as a lord or peer. Among his children was John Furnas, but as he was not the eldest son he did not come into possession of his father's property. In the same village lived Mary Wilkinson, who was born September 19, 1742. She attracted the attention of John Furnas, who gave her his love, and on the 24th of March, 1762, they were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, in the Friends meeting-house in Standing Stone. In the following October they embarked for Charleston, South Carolina, and on the 18th of February, 1763, they reached their destination. John Furnas died at Bush River, South Carolina, on the 5th of August, 1777, and his wife, surviving him about five years, passed away at the same place on the 6th of October, 1782. He was a man of fine physique, strong and well built, and was famed for his athletic powers when a young man. The story is told of how he managed to escape piratical slavery by a marvelous feat of swimming. When the waters that washed the English shores were sailed by many a private ship, John Furnas and a companion were captured by a pirate crew. The former made a vow that he would not be a slave to such men nor remain on board their vessel very long. Accordingly one dark night he and his companion tied their clothing on their backs, jumped overboard and were soon swimming toward what they supposed to be an island. They were shot at, but miraculously escaped being hit. They swam for a long time and at last John's mate said he could go no farther and sank to a watery grave, while John swam on for a short distance and landed in safety on an island. Later he was picked up by a friendly ship and returned to his home."  For a detailed chart of John's descendants from an 1899 book by Tanzy Furnas please visit the Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers website. The children of John and Mary are:
 

1 Joseph Furnas (Born on Feb 20, 1763 in Charleston, SC - Died Jul 25, 1812 in Miami, OH)
                            Married Sarah Pearson on Sep 30, 1790 in Newberry, SC.

   1. Mary Pearson Furnas (Jul 6, 1791 in SC - Oct 10, 1819)
          Married William Jay on Jul 3, 1811
         
(1) Sarah Jay (May 28, 1812 in Miami, OH - Oct 25, 1842) Married Joseph C. Coppock on Sep 24, 1834
         
(2) Joseph Furnas Jay (Feb 23, 1814 in Miami, OH - ) Married Mary Coate on Aug 20, 1834
         
(3) Elizabeth Jay (Jul 29, 1815 in Miami, OH- May 14, 1856)
                                      Married Jonathan C. Coate on Aug 12, 1835 in Miami, OH
         
(4) John Jay (Jun 17, 1817 in Miami, OH - Dec 4, 1836)
         
(5) William Jay (Aug 31, 1819 in Miami, OH - in infancy)

  2. John Furnas
(Apr 12, 1796 in SC - Jul 13, 1874 in Miami, OH)
                                                 Married Sally Evans on Dec 3, 1818 in Miami, OH
          (1) Mary Furnas (Dec 2, 1819 in OH - Dec 20, 1834 in Miami, OH) age 14
          (2) Joseph Furnas (Sep 4, 1821 in Miami, OH - Oct 26, 1821 in Miami, OH) infant
          (3) Joseph Evans Furnas (Sep 26, 1822 in Miami, OH - Mar 24, 1866 in Miami, OH)
                                                 Married Armilla 'Emily' Fouts in Miami, OH
                1. John Clark Furnas (May 15, 1846 in Union, OH - Jun 2, 1924 in Olpe, Lyon Co., KS)
                                                 Married Emma Jane Cox on Mar 27, 1870 in Kansas
                        1. Joseph Furnas (Feb 28, 1873 in Lyon Co., KS - Feb 28, 1873 in Lyon Co., KS) infant
                        2. Laura Allis Furnas (Oct 10, 1874 in Lyon Co., KS - Aft. 1894) in her 20's
                        3. Josephine B. Furnas (Nov 4, 1876 in Lyon Co., KS- Jan 15, 1929 in Marion, FL)
                                                 Married Albert Eugene Rayburn in 1898 in Kansas
                              1. Anna M Rayburn (Abt 1903 in KS - )
                              2. Thelma B Rayburn (Abt 1910 in WI - )
                        4. Estey (John) Furnas (Oct 20, 1878 in Lyon Co., KS - )
                        5. Aaron Furnas (Nov 19, 1879 in Lyon Co., KS - Apr 23, 1952 in Yavapai Co., AZ)
                                                  Married Ida May
                              1. Aaron Furnas
                        6. Bertha Mae Furnas (Jan 1, 1882 in Lyon Co., KS - Feb 26, 1966 in Stevens Point, WI)
                                                  Married Leslie Dickson on Oct 16, 1907
                              1. Helen Margaret Dickson (Jul 9, 1908 in Platteville, WI - Oct 25, 1964 in Pacoima, CA)
                                                  Married Stanley Mussehl on Jun 20, 1925 in Bessemer, Gogebic, MI
                                     (1) Mary Jo Mussehl (Abt. 1927 in Wi - )
                                     (2) Donald Paul Mussehl (Abt. 1932 in WI - )
                                     (3) Robert Francis Mussehl (Abt. 1938 in WI - )
                              2. Donald Joseph Dickson (Mar 2, 1911 in WI - Mar 23, 1997 in Adams, WI )
                                  Married Charlotte White
                              3. Mary Ellen Dickson (Dec 20, 1916 in Platteville, WI - )
                                                  Married Raymond Spencer McAllister on Dec 24, 1928 in Dubuque , IA
                        7. Fred Furnas (Feb 4, 1884 in Lyon Co., KS - Feb 13, 1962 in Lyon Co., KS)
                        8. Orrie P Furnas (Mar 30, 1887 in Lyon Co., KS - Apr 7, 1959)
                        9. James S Furnas (Aug 11, 1889 - Jul 1, 1890)
                2. Mary Elizabeth Furnas (Oct 6, 1848 - Sep 14, 1852)
                3. Oliver Perry Furnas (Dec 21, 1855 in Montgomery Co., OH - 1940 in Montgomery Co., OH)
                                                   Married Harriett Eleanor Evans on Jan 20, 1875 in Fidelity, OH
                        1. Ada Rosetta Furnas (Oct 18, 1875 in Miami, OH - )
                                                   Married Omer Samuel Thomas on Dec 25, 1897 in Miami, OH
                              1. Frank Thomas ( - 1966)
                        2. William Glen Furnas (1888 - 1951)
                              1. William Carlton Furnas (1923 - )
          (4) Esther Furnas (Oct 10, 1824 in Montgomery Co., OH - Jan 3, 1899 in Miami, OH)
                                                   Married William Jay on Oct 15, 1846 in Montgomery, OH
                1. Anna Emily Jay (Sep 17, 1848 in Miami, OH - )
                        Married James E. Leopard on Mar 12, 1872 in Miami, OH
                        1. Estelle J.Leopard (Apr 14, 1873 - Jun 17, 1959)
                            Married Carl C. Sinks on Dec 20, 1890 in Dayton, OH
                              1. Alverda D. Sinks (Apr 28, 1894 - )
                              2. George M Sinks (Dec 1898 - )
                              3. Albert E. Sinks (Oct 25, 1906 - Jun 19, 1965)
                        2. Charles Elliot Leopard (Jun 18, 1874 - ) Married Mary abt 1880 in OH
                              1. Ruth J Leopard (1897 - )
                              2. Mabel D Leopard (1899 - )
                              3. Dona Leopard (1901 - )
                              4. Mildred D Leopard (1904 - )
                              5. Dorothy R Leopard (1906 - )
                              6. Marjorie Leopard (1907 - )
                              7. Isabel M Leopard (1909 - )
                              8. George Robert Leopard (1912 - )
                              9. Nelson E. Leopard (May 5, 1913 - May 22, 1977)
                            10. Paul E. Leopard (Apr 4, 1915 - Jul 6, 1984)
                        3. Walter D. Leopard (Nov 11, 1878 - May 8, 1963) never married
                        4. Earl W. Leopard (Mar 2, 1881 - )
                        4. Carl Leopard (Oct 5, 1885 - )
                        4. Alsie B Leopard (Apr 19, 1887 - )
                        4. Russell J Leopard (Nov 5, 894 - )
                2. Horace Mann Jay (Jul 26, 1856 - Oct 25, 1911 in Canada)
                                                    Married Francis Ann Clark on Dec 13, 1877 in Miami, OH
                        1. Clara Emma Jay (Oct 3, 1879 in Miami, OH - Jun 1, 1952 in Miami, OH)
                                                    Married William F Fessler on Jun 5, 1898 in Shelby, OH              
                             1. Forrest Marion Fessler (Jan 5, 1899 - Apr 18, 1917)
                             2. Ralph Fessler (May 7, 1900 - Mar 8, 1937 )
                                    (1) John Franklin Fessler (Apr 9, 1922 - Nov 27, 1923)
                                    (2) Clarence Edward Fessler (Jan 16, 1925 - Oct 20, 1986)
                                        
Married Elsie Jones on May 7, 1955
                             3. Margaret Mina Fessler (Jan 25, 1903 - May 26, 1904)
                             4. Lester George Fessler (Sep 18, 1904 - Oct 18, 1975)
                                
Married Rachel Ione Reck on Dec 30, 1924
                             5. Clyde Edward Fessler (Nov 11, 1907 - Apr 26, 2002)
                             6. Roy Leonard Fessler (Jul 18, 1909 - Jul 6, 1983)
                                
Married Gladys Carolyn Carey on Feb 17, 1933
                             7. Paul Robert Fessler (May 1, 1916 - 1989)
                                    (1) Paula Christine Fessler (Nov 23, 1953 - June, 1994)
                        2. Alva William Jay (Oct 18, 1881 in Miami, OH - Nov 8, 1901)              
                        3. Lelia Minnie  Jay (May 9, 1883 in Miami, OH - Jan 7, 1955 in Sidney, OH)
                            Married Bert Ike
                        4. Mina Pearl Jay (Apr 26, 1885 in Miami, OH - Jul 8, 1965 in Columbus, OH)
                            Married Jesse Wise
                        5. Carrie Letta Jay (Jun 21, 1887 in Miami, OH - Nov 30, 1949 in Dayton, OH)
                                                    Married (1) Floyd Deeter and (2) Harry Shoemaker
                        6. Lulu Rena Jay (May 4, 1889 in Miami, OH - Jan 26, 1919 in Dayton, OH)
                            Married Pete Harvey
                        7. Elmer Sylvester Jay (Jul 29, 1891 in Miami, OH - Aug 16, 1891 in Miami, OH)                        
                3. Estella Jay (Aug 12, 1859 - Oct 24, 1860)
                4. Dorsey Ward Jay (Sep 6, 1861 - )
                    Married Maria Belle Shearer on Jan 26, 1886 in Miami, Ohio
          (5) Aaron Furnas (Oct 17, 1826 in Montgomery Co., OH - Nov 24, 1909 in Miami, OH)
                                                    
Married Rebecca C. Bowman on Feb 15, 1851
                 1. Martha Emily Furnas (Aug 22, 1854 - Oct 6, 1860)
                 2. Dorsey Elwood Furnas (Jul 24, 1859 - Oct 1, 1860)
                 3. Omar Claron Furnas (Mar 23, 1862 - Aug 19, 1864)
          (6) Robert Furnas (Jul 24, 1828 in OH - ) Married Beulah Julian on Nov 21, 1850
            
   1. Tanzy Reeder Furnas (Oct 11, 1853 - Aft 1900)
                    Married Elizabeth J. Rutledge on Sep 10, 1874
                        1. Harry Clay Furnas
(May 19, 1877 - )
                        2. Charles William Furnas (Dec 20, 1880 - )
                        3. Aubrey Furnas (Jan 3, 1893 - )
          (7) Samuel Furnas (May 1, 1830 - )
          (8) Sarah P Furnas (Aug 22, 1832 - ) Married John Johnston
          (9) Thomas Wilkinson Furnas (May 30, 1834 in Montgomery Co., OH - Jan 12, 1914)
                                                      Married Elizabeth Shearer on Apr 10, 1857
                 1. William Webster Furnas (Sep 30, 1857 in Montgomery Co., OH - 1946 in Montgomery Co., OH)
                                                      Married Sarah E Ludy on Nov 22, 1879
                 2. Charles Sumner Furnas (Aug 13, 1862  in Montgomery Co., OH - Jan 6, 1939)
                                                      Married Mary C Poince on Oct 30, 1884
                 3. Anna Martha Furnas (Oct 30, 1884 in OH - ) Married Winfield Scott Poince on Feb 18, 1885
                 4. Ira Ellis Furnas (Jul 5, 1868 in OH - Dec 2, 1948 in OH) Married Cora Kougler on Apr 10, 1894
         10) Davis Furnas (Aug 17, 1836 in OH - Oct 27, 1884) Married Elizabeth M Jones on Oct 27, 1866
                 1. Ora J Furnas (Jan 28, 1867 in OH - ) Married Etta R. Shearer
                 2. Lillie Pearl Furnas (Jan 4, 1869 - Jan 27, 1888 in OH - )
                 3. John Rommey Furnas (Oct 10, 1876 in OH - ) Married Eva Brewer
        (11) Jane Furnas (Jul 16, 1839 -  ) Married George W. Miller on Sep 4, 1866

   3. Samuel Furnas
(Oct 1, 1798 in Newberry, SC - ) Married Mary Jenkins on Aug 29, 1822 in Miami, OH

   4. Joseph Furnas
(Jan 27, 1801 in Newberry, SC - Mar 12, 1869 in Miami, OH) Married Patience N. Mills

   5. Benjamin Furnas
(Nov 1, 1803 in SC - Oct 25, 1880 in IA)

          Married Mary Pearson Paty on Sep 29, 1824
          (1) Wilkinson Furnas (Oct 27, 1827 in OH - Nov 5, 1910) in Grandview, IA

                Married
Maria L. Booher
                 1. George B Furnas (Nov 1846 in Dayton, OH - )
                 2. Maria (Jane) Furnas (Mar 1, 1850 in OH - Sep 16, 1891)

                 3. Mark M Furnas (1851 in Dayton, OH - )
                 4. Samuel Furnas (1855 in Dayton, OH - )
                 5. Sarah Elizabeth Furnas (Mar 9, 1859 in Iowa City, IA - Jun 8, 1935)
                 6. Emma Jane Furnas (1860 in Iowa City, IA - )
                 7. Izzy Furnas (1861 in Iowa City, IA - )
                 8. John W Furnas (1863 in Iowa City, IA - 1869)
                 9. Edgar E Furnas (1866 in Iowa City, IA - )
               10. William H Furnas (1868 in Iowa City, IA - )
          (2) Charles Furnas (Nov 15, 1829 in Butler Co. OH - Nov 5, 1918 in Letts, IA)
                                        Married Ann Elizabeth Earhardt
                 1. Charles Furnas (1850 - )
                 2. Clayton C Furnas (1850 - )
                 3. Adda Furnas (1855 - )
                 4. Mary Furnas (1855 - )
                 5. Annette Furnas (1858 - 1942 )
                 6. Belle S Furnas (1860 - 1941)
                 7. Emma C Furnas (1863 - )
                 8. Clark Adam Furnas (1865 - 1944)
          (3) Rebecca Furnas (Mar 31, 1831 in Butler Co., OH - Dec 31, 1836 in Butler Co., OH)
          (4) John Furnas (Nov 13, 1834 in Butler Co., OH - Aug 11, 1849 in Butler Co., OH)
          (5) Adam Jay Furnas (Jan 18, 1838 - Dec 29, 1917)
          (6) Elwood Furnas (Feb 22, 1840 in Butler Co., OH - Dec 31, 1902 in Story Co., IA)
                                       Married Mary E. Sunderland on Feb 10, 1859
          (7) Benjamin Furnas (Oct 23, 1842 - )
          (8) Mary Furnas (Jan 22, 1845 in Butler Co., OH - 1933 in OK)

                 Married Clarkson Pinkham
                 1. Mary Lillian Pinkham (Jan 4, 1866 in Letts, IA - Sep 2, 1947 in CA)
                     Married William Foster
                 2. Charlotte Winifred Pinkham (Jun 8, 1874 in IA - May 6, 1908 in CA)
                 3. Frank Lorenzo Pinkham (Oct 12, 1878 in IA - Jul 20, 1880 in IA)
                 4. Alice Ethel Pinkham (1881 - 1882)
                 5. Walter Hampden Pinkham (Apr 8, 1884 in CA - Jan 11, 1972 in CA)
                     Married Dorothea Burdoff in 1910
                 6. Ralph Maurice Pinkham (Oct 29, 1885 in CA - Sep 11, 1944 in CA)
                     Married Helen Hamilton in 1918
                 7. Helen Gertrude Pinkham (Aug 19, 1887 in CA - Jan 1975 in CA)
                     Married Charles McCloud
          (9) Phoebe Furnas (Dec 29, 1847 in Butler, OH - )
               Married Levi E. Harrison on Oct 2, 1862 in Iowa
        (10) Sarah Furnas (Oct 24, 1850 - Jul 27, 1919)
Married James Dillin
               
 1. Elwyn Otho Dillin (Nov 8, 1868 - Jan 27, 1957)

                 2. Viola Mahala Dillin (Apr 1871 - 1927 in IA)

                     Married Charles Perry McCord (1870-1927)

                          1. Velda Marie McCord (May 6, 1897 - Nov 21, 1985)

                          2. Loyce McCord (Sep 25, 1905 - Feb 23, 1978)

   6. William Furnas (Mar 9, 1806 in Newberry, SC- Dec 24, 1865 in Miami, OH)
               Married Beulah Macy on Jul 31, 1828
   7. Sally Furnas (Dec 1, 1808 - )
   8. Henry Steddom Furnas (May 19, 1812 - )
2 Rebecca Furnas (Born on Apr 19, 1764 in Newberry, SC - Died Jun 27, 1842 in
                               Miami, OH)  Married Samuel Teague in Mar 1783

   1. Mary Teague (Dec 22, 1783 - Apr 18, 1825) Married Moses Kelly in 1800
          (1) Samuel Kelly (Sep 21, 1801 - )
          (2) Anna Kelly (Mar 30, 1804 - )
          (3) Rebecca Kelly (Sep 17, 1806 - )
          (4) John Kelly (Sep 6, 1808 - )
          (5) Esther Kelly (Oct 10, 1810 - )
          (6) Joseph Teague Kelly (Oct 6, 1812 - )

   2. Rebecca Teague (Sep 8, 1784 - Jun 27, 1842) Married William Jay in 1824
   3. Luranna Teague
(Sep 1, 1786 - Feb 6, 1863) Married James Coate in 1807
   4. Alice Teague (Feb 22, 1788 - Apr 24, 1865) Married John Coate in 1811
   5. Joseph Teague (Feb 26, 1792 - 1809)

   6. Moses Teague
(Feb 6, 1794 - Feb 18, 1874) Married Jane Coppock in 1817
          (1) Jacob Joseph Teague (Sep 15, 1818 - 1901) Married Mary Ann Patty
                 1. John J Teague (Aug 14, 1852 - ) Married Mary E Furnas
                        1. Evelyn Teague (Oct 16, 1874 - )

   7. Furnas Teague
(Jul 26, 1796 - Sep 26, 1796)

   8. Susannah H Teague
(Jan 13, 1798 - Apr 26, 1871) Married Samuel Steddom on Nov 8, 1815
          (1) Rebecca Teague Steddom (Aug 3, 1834 - Jan 26, 1926) Married John Patty
          (2) John Furnas Steddom (May 5, 1820 - Nov 14, 1879) Married Sarah J Terrell
          (3) Rhoda Steddom (Aug 10, 1821 - ) Married Marcus Mote

  9. Rhoda Teague
(Apr 2, 1801 - Feb 26, 1874) Married John Moat in 1822

 10. Samuel Teague
(Aug 30, 1803 - Apr 19, 1875) Married Prudence Cooper on Jun 2, 1825 in Miami, OH
         (1) Webster Welch Teague (Dec 27, 1840 - Apr 22, 1864)
         (2) Abijah Teague (Dec 1, 1829 - Feb 27, 1916)
         (3) Allen Teague (Sep 22, 1835 - Nov 26, 1873) Married Martha Ellen Thomas on Dec 30, 1858
         (4) Isaac Cooper Teague (Jul 13, 1826 - Oct 25, 1897)
         (5) Joseph Cooper Teague (Nov 12, 1827 - Jun 16, 1882)
         (6) Moses Furnace Teague (Nov 19, 1831 - Apr 28, 1909)
         (7) Rhoda Teague (Oct 28, 1837 - Dec 8, 1917)
3 John Furnas (Born Aug 5, 1765 in Newberry, SC - Died Mar 9, 1830 in OH)
                         Married Esther Wilson on Nov 25, 1790

   1. Christopher Furnas (Oct 18, 1791 - Dec 15, 1858 Married Sarah Jenkins on Mar 10, 1816
          (1) John Furnas (Jul 9, 1817 - Aug 19, 1826)
          (2) William Furnas (Feb 5, 1820 - )
          (3) Louisa Furnas (May 27, 1822 - )
          (4) Benjamin Furnas (Mar 16, 1824 - Nov 15, 1824)
          (5) Maryann Furnas (Dec 3, 1825 - )
 
        (6) Sarah Furnas (Jul 18, 1829 - Sep 24, 1830)
4 Thomas Wilkinson Furnas (Born on Mar 23, 1768 in Newberry, SC - Died
                                                  Oct 11, 1846) Married Rachel Coate on Jul 4, 1792

   1. Mary Furnas (Jan 12, 1793 - Feb 8, 1889) Married Phineas Jenkins on Jan 13, 1811
   2. Rebecca Furnas
(Jul 27, 1800 - Nov 18, 1878) Married Collin Aldrich on Nov 4, 1819
   3. William Furnas
(Oct 18, 1804 - 1832) Married Martha Jenkins on Jun 5, 1823 in Miami, OH
         (1) Robert Wilkinson Furnas (May 5, 1824 - Jun 1, 1905)
   4. Rhoda Furnas (Jun 15, 1806 - Dec 29, 1853) Married Hamilton Kerr on Mar 31, 1825
         (1) John M Kerr (Apr 2, 1829 - ) Married Sarah Coates on May 17, 1866
         (2) Newell M Kerr (1827 - )
         (3) George Kerr (Jul 16, 1831 - )
         (4) Furnas Kerr (Feb 22, 1836 - )

5 Esther Furnas (Born on Jul 4, 1770 in Newberry, SC - Died May 14, 1835 in Miami, OH)
                            Married Benjamin Pearson on Apr 29, 1790 in Newberry, SC

   1. John Furnas Pearson (Oct 22, 1790 - Jan 20, 1861) Married Mary Pegg on Feb 16, 1817 in Indiana
         (1) Margaret Pearson (Apr 29, 1820 - Feb 12, 1845)
         (2) Mary M Pearson (Dec 24, 1831 - Jan 27, 1909)
              Married David Greenlee on Mar 1, 1855 in Miami, OH
         (3) Esther Pearson (May 28, 1823 - Feb 26, 1916)
              Married Samuel Teague Steddom on Mar 17, 1853 in Miami, OH
         (4) Benjamin Pearson (Dec 14, 1817 - Apr 4, 1886)
              Married Sabina Hamer on Mar 9, 1843 in Miami, OH
         (5) John Pearson (Dec 8, 1825 - Dec 2, 1913)
              Married Mary R Miller on Sep 3, 1847 in Miami, OH
         (6) Joseph Addison Pearson (Jun 4, 1829 - Sep 23, 1837)
   2. Mary Pearson (Aug 12, 1792 - Jan 14, 1877) Married William Miles on Oct 14, 1812
   3. Eunice Pearson
(Nov 14, 1793 - May 30, 1795)
   4. Samuel Pearson (Mar 11, 1796 - Jun 21, 1867) Married Ann Jenkins
   5. Moses Pearson (Dec 27, 1798 - Jul 19, 1874) Married Sarah Pearson on May 28, 1823 in Miami, OH
   6. Joseph Pearson (May 6, 1800 - Jul 9, 1874) Married Lydia Macy
   7. Robert Pearson (Aug 8, 1801 - Nov 17, 1852) Married Mary Hoover on Jul 20, 1826 in Miami, OH
         (1) Alfred Pearson (Dec 8, 1831 - 1923) Married Susannah Long
         (2) Eliza Pearson (Oct 1, 1827 - )
 
        (3) David Hoover Pearson (Dec 31, 1828 - )
 
        (4) Alexander Pearson (Aug 15, 1830 - )
 
        (5) Sarah Pearson (Aug 7, 1834 - )
 
        (6) Hijah Pearson (Dec 2, 1836 - )
 
        (7) Carry Pearson (Jan 11, 1839 - )
 
        (8) Martha Jane Pearson (Dec 30, 1840 - )
   8. Wilkinson Pearson
(Jun 30, 1803 - Apr 13, 1882)
         Married Eleanor Leavell on Mar 22, 1824 in Miami, OH
   9. William Pearson (Oct 29, 1806 - Sep 17, 1870)
         Married Susannah Jenkins on Sep 22, 1836 in Miami, OH
 10. Rebecca Pearson
(Oct 4, 1809 - Mar 25, 1844)
         Married James E. Bailey on Oct 22, 1830 in Miami, OH

6 Robert Furnas (Born on Jun 27, 1772 in Newberry, SC - Died Feb 16, 1863 in
                            Warren, OH)  Married Hannah Wilson on Feb 11, 1796

   1. Mary Furnas (Nov 25, 1796 - Nov 20, 1831) Married John Cook on Sep 11, 1817 in Clinton, OH
   2. Esther Furnas (Jan 5, 1799 - ) Married Jesse Conner
         (1) Mary Connor
         (2) Sarah F Connor Married William P Stanley on Jan 9, 1864
                 1. Edward A Stanley Married Dora McKibben
   3. John Furnas (Mar 6, 1801 - Jan 1, 1846) Married Mary
         (1) Esther Furnas (Oct 12, 1823 - )
 
        (2) Rachel Furnas (Apr 2, 1827 - )
 
        (3) Hannah Furnas (May 2, 1830 - Oct 28, 1833)
 
        (4) Seth Furnas (Jul 28, 1835 - )
 
        (5) Mary Furnas (Jul 17, 1838 - )
   4. Seth Furnas
(Mar 26, 1803 - Aug 25, 1878) Married Dinah Kinley on Nov 1, 1826 in Miami, OH
        (1) Davis Furnas (Jan 25, 1829 - Apr 7, 1906) Married Jane Satterwaite on Sep 1, 1852
        (2) Robert Furnas (Oct 10, 1830 - Sep 18, 1901) Married Bethia Mosier on Sep 23, 1853
        (3) Mary Furnas (Dec 30, 1832 - )
   5. Joseph Furnas
(Sep 9, 1805 - Feb 24, 1888) Married Mary Easterling on Sep 10, 1829 in Warren, OH
   6. Isaac Furnas (Nov 12, 1807 - Sep 16, 1839) Married Matilda Compton on Oct 31, 1833 in Clinton, OH
   7. Dinah Furnas (May 5, 1810 - 1841) Married Robert Milhouse on Aug 5, 1830
   8. Robert Furnas (Nov 22, 1812 - ) Married Phebe Whitson on Oct 24, 1838
   9. Rebecca Furnas (Feb 9, 1815 - ) Married Samuel Starbuck on Oct 1, 1832 in Clinton, OH
 10. Hannah Furnas (Jan 3, 1818 - ) Married Abner Mills on Jul 27, 1840 in Clinton, OH
 11. Sarah Furnas (May 29, 1822 - ) Married Clark Ferguson on Dec 4, 1842 in Warren, OH
7 William Furnas (See Below)
 
GENERATION 3

William Furnas is the son of John and Mary.  According to the book 1880 History of Miami County, OH , William Furnas was born May 29, 1775, in South Carolina, married in 1797 to Rachel Wesley (or Nesley), and died December 21, 1833. Soon after his marriage he came with his young wife to Miami county and entered land in Newton township, securing one hundred and sixty acres, all of which was still in its primitive condition. He was a blacksmith by trade, and as there were no rolling mills at the time, iron was in the rough and was hammered out into shoes, nails and other such articles as were used in a blacksmith shop.  A gristmill was erected not far from William Furnas' shop and he made all of the iron used in its construction. He was a poor man and had a hard task in providing for his family through the pioneer days, when many hardships were borne by all who lived upon the frontier. The family lived in a log cabin covered with a roof made from boards split from black walnut, and lasting many years. The house had but two rooms and was heated by a large old-fashioned fireplace. William Furnas died upon the farm which he there developed. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and in his political affiliations was a Whig."  The children of William and Rachel are:
 

1 John Furnas (Born on Jan 11, 1798 in SC.  Died Mar 16, 1855 in Iowa)
                         Married Hepsebah Mills on Aug 30, 1827.

   1. Emiline Furnas (Abt. 1829 - )
   2. Jeremiah F Furnas (Mar 13, 1832 - Apr 27, 1903) Married Mary A Brennan
          (1) Dora A. Furnas (Abt. 1865 - ) Married Thomas A. Farnsworth on Aug 17, 1881
                  1. Frank Farnsworth (Abt 1884 - ) Married Jane Graham on Mar 10, 1909
          (2) Mathilda A. Furnas (Abt. 1866 - )
   3. William Furnas (Abt 1836 - )
   4. Sidney Furnas
(1839 - 1839)
2 Wilkinson Furnas (Born on Feb 6, 1799 in SC.  Died Aug 16, 1809 in Miami, OH)
3 Martin Furnas (See Below)
4 Cary Furnas (Born on Jun 17, 1803 in Newberry, SC - Died Oct 6, 1872 in Miami, OH)
                         Married Matilda Leavell on Nov 14, 1825.

   1. Malinda Furnas (Oct 10, 1826 - ) Married John A Cox on Feb 13, 1853
   2. Newel W. Furnas (Jan 29, 1829 - Dec 20, 1916) Married Eunice Paty on May 30, 1850
          (1) Winfield Scott Furnas (Sep 1852 - ) Married Minerva Jane Duncan
          (2) Mary E Furnas (Oct 10, 1854 - ) Married John J Teague
          (3) Horace G Furnas (Feb 14, 1857 - ) Married Adaline Vankirk
   3. Cyrus Furnas (Mar 7, 1832 - Aug 30, 1862)
   4. Lucinda Furnas (Mar 7, 1832 - 1910) Married George M Ebberts on Dec 31, 1856
   5. Catharine Furnas (Sep 30, 1838 - Sep 20, 1839)
   6. Rhoda Furnas (Abt. 1839 - ) Married Jacob Swisher Abt. 1856
          (1) Sarah Swisher (Abt 1856 - )
          (2) Harriet Swisher (Abt 1859 - )
          (3) Samuel H Swisher (Abt 1859 - )
          (4) Elizabeth Swisher ( - ) Married Phillip Hartzell
   7. Susannah Furnas (Abt. 1849)
5 Sarah Furnas (Born on May 24, 1806 in OH - Died Aug 12, 1808)
6 Jacob Furnas (Born on Nov 28, 1807 in Miami, OH - Died Jun 14, 1881)
                          Married Margaret McDonald 
7 Joseph Furnas (Born on Aug 8, 1809 in Miami, OH - Died May 24, 1884 in Miami, OH)
                          
Married Margaret Spencer on Sep 15, 1834.

   1. Sarah A. Furnas (1835 - )
   2. Mary Furnas (Nov 15, 1836 - Aft 1908) Married Joseph Reeder
          (1) Emma Jane 'Mary' Reeder (Nov 16, 1860 - ) Married Henry Weaver
          (2) Joseph William Reeder (Jun 25, 1866 - ) Married Lulie Beach
          (3) Frank Marion Reeder (Oct 10, 1867 - ) Married Mary Mavne
   3. George W Furnas (1838 - 1844)
   4. Permelia J Furnas (1841 - 1864)
   5. Maria A Furnas (1845 - )
   6. Boyd E Furnas (1848 - Jun 2, 1897)
          Married Ida May Morrill on Nov 20, 1879 in Concord, NH
          (1) Joseph Morrill Furnas (Sep 4, 1880 - Sep 7, 1951)
          Married Jessie Pearl Cross on Sep 19, 1906 in Chicago, IL
   7. William Spencer Furnas (1856 - 1856)

8 Mary Furnas (Born on Sep 6, 1811 in Miami, OH - Died Mar 31, 1849 in OH)
                         
Married Robert Greenlee on May 19, 1831.

   1. Thomas F. Greenlee (Jun 17, 1838 - ) Married Julia Ann Rucker on Dec 31, 1865.
          (1) James Garfield Greenlee (Aug 31, 1881 - Jan 2, 1959)
               Married Alice Gridiron abt 1916 in Montana
                   1. Donald Greenlee (abt 1917 - )
                   2. Leland Greenlee (abt 1919 - )
          (2) Grace M Greenlee (Oct 26, 1883 - )
          (3) Jeannette Greenlee (Oct 17, 1866 - )
          (4) Claude M Greenlee (Oct 19, 1868 - )
          (5) Bertha Greenlee (May 5, 1876 - Oct 16, 1890)
   2. Rachel Greenlee (Jul 28, 1832 - ) Married Patrick Henry Freeman. 2 children.
          (1) Mary Jane Freeman ( - ) Married John Wesley Tatman.
                   1. Orpha Fay Tatman ( - ) Married Bert Rupert Shepard
          (2) Minerva Freeman ( - )
   3. William M Greenlee (Dec 18, 1833 - ) Married Alice Elliott
   4. Susan Jane Greenlee (Mar 18, 1835 - )
   5. John Greenlee (Feb 12, 1837 - )
   6. Henry Harrison Greenlee (Jul 8, 1841 - Sep 16, 1929)
          Married Elizabeth Ellen Blake on Jan 1, 1867.
          (1) Estella M Greenlee (Jun 6, 1868 - )
          (2) Myra Estelle Greenlee (June 6, 1868 - )
               Married Albert Edgar Doner on Mar 26, 1890 in Freedom, Nebraska
                  1. Ethel Gertrude Doner (Oct 7, 1891 - )
                  2. Pearl Estelle Doner (Dec 29, 1892 - )
                  3. Robert Melvin Doner (Mar 21, 1894 - )
                  4. Forrest Edgar Doner (May 30, 1895 - )
                  5. Chester Blake Doner (Jun 26, 1896 - )
          (3) Wayne M Greenlee (Aug 9, 1871 - )
          (4) Mary Caroline Greenlee (May 11, 1875 - )
          (5) Jennie O Greenlee (Feb 5, 1878 - )
          (6) Olive Jane Greenlee (Feb 5, 1878 - Feb 27, 1970)
               Married Ezra Brown on Nov 27, 1898 in Stockville, Nebraska
                  1. Eloise May Brown (Jul 17, 1900 - )
          (7) Robert J Greenlee (Feb 14, 1884 in Benton, Iowa - )
          (8) Lulu L Greenlee (Apr 11, 1886 in Benton, Iowa - )
          (9) Julia Lillian Greenlee (Apr 11, 1886 in Benton, Iowa - Feb 27, 1970)
               Married Charles Agustus Bellamy on Jul 7, 1912
   7. Minerva Ann Greenlee (Nov 26, 1843 - )
9 Robert Furnas (Born on May 22, 1813 in Miami, OH)
                           
Married Mary Jane Fowler on Jan 8, 1837.

   1. Rebecca Furnas (Dec 31, 1837 - )
   2. Rachel Furnas (Jun 21, 1839 - )
   3. William Madison Furnas (Sep 12, 1842 - )
   4. Elizabeth Furnas (Oct 18, 1844 - )
   5. Phoebe Ann Furnas (May 3, 1850 - )
   6. John Franklin Furnas (Sep 22, 1856 - )
10 Rebecca Furnas (Born on Sep 29, 1815 in Miami, OH - Died Jun 30, 1849)
                            
Married Isaac Tisor on Feb 14, 1843

   1. Rachel Tisor
(Oct 17, 1844 - ) Married T.A. Brannan on Jan 29, 1866
   2. Mary Tisor (Oct 5, 1846 - Jan 15, 1930)
      
Married Soloman Hartz (1841-1894) on Jan 31, 1870
         (1) George W. Hartz (1879-1940)
         (2) Elsie May Hartz (Apr 15, 1888 - Jun 28, 1907)     
11 Esther Nestley Furnas (Born on Sep 21, 1817 in Miami, OH - Died May 30, 1899 in Carroll, IA) 
                                  Married William Greenlee (1812-1887) on Sep 13, 1835 in Miami, Ohio

   1. Nancy Ann Greenlee (May 23, 1836 - Feb 28, 1904)
      
Married Alexander Armstrong Talbot (1826-1907) - 9 children
   2. Mary A. Greenlee (Jan 1837  - )
   3. Mary Grace Greenlee (Jan 10, 1838 - Mar 27, 1919)
             Married Christopher Columbus Furnas on Jan 2, 1859
   4. Robert Greenlee (Dec 23, 1838 - Apr 9, 1864) Married Belle White on Jul 10, 1861
   5. John Greenlee (Apr 21, 1840 - Nov 2, 1846)
   6. Rachel Jane Greenlee (Nov 4, 1841 - May 6, 1906) Married Joseph M. Patty on Sep 7, 1863
   7. Joseph Greenlee (Mar 7, 1843 - Sep 15, 1846)
   8. William Riley Greenlee (Jul 31, 1844 - Feb 15, 1913) Married Jennie Miller
   9. Rufus Greenlee (Dec 19, 1845 - Sep 27, 1851 in IA) age 5
 10. Henry Clayton Greenlee (Nov 28, 1847 - Jun 19, 1908) Married Florence Clark on Oct 18, 1877
 11. Columbus Boyd Greenlee (Nov 14, 1849 - May 16, 1908) Married Sarah Jane Gwinn on Mar 10, 1875
         (1) W. H. Greenlee (Dec 23, 1877 - Aug 30, 1879)
 12. Sarah Mandana Greenlee (Nov 15, 1851 - Apr 9, 1944) Married John Stewart
 13. Edward L Greenlee (Sep 1853 - )
 14. Linus Edward Greenlee (Aug 26, 1855 - Jan 14, 1919) Married Mary Brown on Jan 1, 1894
 15. Susan Florence Greenlee (Nov 23, 1856 - Dec 26, 1939)
GENERATION 4

Martin Furnas is the son of William and Rachel.  He was born in South Carolina, February 11 1801, was married, September 3, 1823, to Marsena Patty, and took up his abode southeast of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, dying of cholera on his farm in 1849.  Cholera also claimed the lives of several of his children and brothers and sisters.  Martin was enumerated on the 1827, 1830, 1836 census of Newberry Township, Miami County and the 1840 census of Newton Township Miami County Ohio. Land deeds show that he sold his property in 1845. He may be found on page 197/200 of the Furnas Genealogy by Tanzy Furnas, pub 1897.  Martin was a Quaker. His marriage to Marsena shows up in the Miami County Ohio Quaker meeting minutes.  The 11 children of Martin and Marsena are:
 

1 Rhoda Furnas (See Below)
2 Eunice Furnas (Born on Sep 16, 1826.  Died the same year of Cholera.)
3 Marcus Furnas (Born on Jan 24, 1828, Died on Jul 22, 1849 at age 21 of Cholera.)
4 William Furnas (Born abt. 1830 in Ohio, Died Oct 17, 1906)  Married Martha Ann Bright

    1. Benjamin Martin Furnas (Oct 17, 1853 - Mar 11, 1940)
        
Married Mary Anna Sevier (1860-1939) on Oct 2, 1884
  
        (1) James Frederick Furnas (Jul 10, 1885 - )
           (2) Thomas Coleman Furnas (Jul 27, 1887 - Jul 11, 1965) -
                Married Myrtle Evelyn Hamilton on Sep 29, 1913
                   1. Anne Cornelia Furnas
                   2. Ethyle Lorraine Furnas
                   3. Thomas Coleman Furnas
                   4. Aileen Hamilton Furnas
           (3) Bessie May Furnas (Jun 3, 1891 - )
           (4) Myrtle Rose Furnas (Dec 19, 1894 - )
           (5) Roy Lincoln Furnas (Jul 25, 1898 - Mar 14, 1966)

                Married Vida Naomi Mae Hadley (1900-1987)
                     1. Virginia N. Furnas (Nov 29, 1923 - Apr 21, 2009)

                        
Married Charles E. McCulley (1925-2006) on Dec 4, 1947 in Independence, KS
                     2. Marcalee Furnas

    2. Melissa Furnas
(Dec 16, 1857 - 1937) married William Richards
    3. Cyrus Ernest Furnas  (Dec 13, 1859 - 1934) married Louella Hickson on Jul 4, 1880
           (1) Floy Nettie Furnas (May 1888 - 1968)
               
Married Arthur Lee Sheeley (1892-1929) on May 22, 1915

           (2) Bessie Virginia Furnas (Sep 17, 1881 - Apr 4, 1955) -
                 Married Bertran Harry Seever (1875-1951)
on Oct 3, 1897
                   1. Hallie Elida Seever (Sep 8, 1898 - Oct 1, 1985)
                   2. Fred Ottis Seever (Aug 1, 1902 - Nov 21, 1947)
                       Married Esther Eileen Walker on Sep 17, 1919
                   3. Hattie M. Seever (Oct 26, 1906 - Feb 10, 1907)
                   4. Floyd Hubert Seever (Feb 28, 1910 - Oct 4, 1916)


    4. Rhoda Anna Furnas
 (1867 - After 1880)
    5. Olive Furnas (Abt. 1867)
    6. David Edgar Furnas
(Aug 28, 1871 - Sep 24, 1926)

    7. Laura Furnas
 (1886 - )
5 David Furnas (Born on Jan 4, 1833 in Ohio, Died Jul 5, 1913 in Wichita, KS)
    
Married Mary E. (1851-1913)

    1. Eddie Furnas
(Abt. 1867)
    2. Rufus Furnas
(Abt. 1871)
    3. Frederick Furnas
 (Abt. 1875)
    4. Berwin Furnas
 (Jul 8, 1878 - Jun 14, 1959)
Married Nellie (1884-1965)
        1. Howard L. Furnas (Abt. 1908 - ) Married Lura
           
1. Howard B Furnas (Abt. 1927 - )
            2. Dolores Furnas (Abt. 1929 - )

        2. Velma L. Furnas (Abt. 1910 - )
        3. Alice E. Furnas (Abt. 1912 - )
        4. Gordon D. Furnas (Abt. 1915 - ) Married Genevieve (1915-)
              
1. James Gordon Furnas (Abt. 1939 - )
        5. Mary E. Furnas (Abt. 1917 - )
        6. Elinor M. Furnas (Abt. 1919 - )
        7. Grant M. Furnas (1922 - 1987)

        8. William E. Furnas (Abt. 1924 - )
        9. Leonard Bertwin Furnas (Jan 29, 1928 - Mar 14, 1981)
6 Charles Furnas (Born on Mar 4, 1835, Died Nov, 21, 1835) 
7 James Marion Furnas (Born on Jul 27, 1837 in OH - Sep 26, 1908 in Toledo, OH)
     
Married Rebecca
     
1. Lloyd Furnas (Abt. 1860 in Iowa - ) Married Edith
     
2. Emma Furnas (Abt. 1871 in Indiana - ) Married a Deaver
         
1. Edna Deaver (Apr 1891 in Iowa - )  
8 Nancy Furnas (Born on Feb 10, 1841) Married Clark Willinson 
9 Henry Clay Furnas (Born on Mar 2, 1844, Died in 1845) 
10 Elizabeth Furnas (Born on Feb 21, 1847, Died in 1847) 
11 Mary Olive Furnas (Born on Jun 4, 1849 near Dayton, OH, Died Jan 18, 1922 in Redfield, IA)
                                    Married Walter John Hutson on Mar 23, 1870

   1. Homer Clifford Hutson (Oct 10, 1873 - Oct 12, 1962) -
           Married Carrie Bell Mutchler on Dec 24, 1902
  
        (1) Lavada May Hutson (Feb 25, 1905 - Sep 19, 1986) - married James Dabney
           (2) Clifford Levi Hutson (Apr 23, 1909 - May 27, 1999)

                Married Anita Warriner McCombs (1910-1990)
                    1. Marjorie Jean Hutson
                    2. Joan Kathleen Hutson (May 28, 1941 - Aug 28, 1964) age 23
                    3. Janet Elizabeth Hutson

           (3) Mabel Olive Hutson (Apr 23, 1909 - 1942)

   2. James Hutson
   3. George Hutson
   4. Florence Mabel Hutson
(Jul 1, 1879 - Jun 26, 1915 in Roy, Mora, NM)
                           
Married Leroy H. Brock on Dec 29, 1910 in Webster, IA

   5. Nellie Blanch Hutson
(Dec 9, 1870 - Apr 26, 1905)
Married J.W. Bowers
         
 (1) Nellie Branch Bowers (Apr 25, 1906 - Oct 24, 1982)
 
                Married Harold Rojohn - 1 daughter

           (2) Rachel Bowers

   6. Inez Hutson
(Feb 4, 1892 - Jan 12, 1986 in Scottsdale, AZ) Married Clyde Earl McFarland
         
 (1) Walter McFarland (Dec 3, 1912 in Des Moines, IA - Jul 31, 1971 in Santa Clara, CA)
                     1. Larry Zane McFarland (Dec 16, 1931 - Apr 7, 1972 in Davis, CA)

                         Married Sonia Simmons (Oct 7, 1923 - Apr 7, 1972)

                             (1) Mike McFarland (Mar 10, 1958 - Apr 7, 1972 in Davis, CA)
                             (2) Kenneth A. McFarland (Aug 11, 1961 in CA - Apr 7, 1972 in Davis, CA)
                             (3) Nina McFarland (Oct 15, 1962 in CA - Apr 7, 1972 in Davis, CA)


           (2) Margaret V. McFarland (Abt 1916 - ) Married Fred Davis
                     1. James Davis

   7. Estella Hazel Hutson
(Apr 6, 1885 in IA - Nov 12, 1916 in NM)
          
Married Frank Monroe Nichols on Dec 14, 1910
           (1) Carroll Howard Nichols (Nov 15, 1915 in Polk, IA - Sep 13, 2004 in CA) - married
Jane
GENERATION 5

Rhoda Furnas, daughter of Martin and Marsena was born on September 01, 1824 in Miami, Ohio.  She married Thomas Marshall, son of William Marshall and Charity Wright on March 23, 1843 in Miami, Ohio.  They had 7 children.  Rhoda died on February 13, 1906 in Eugene, Oregon.  I descend from their son William Frank Marshall who married Nancy Crewse

 

Migration pattern of my Furnas family
England -- SC -- OH

 

Surnames that married into my Furnas family

ATKINSON

MARSHALL

PATTY

WESLEY WILKINSON -

 

Furnas information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Furnas family Genforum
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers website - John Furnas descendant chart

 

Reunions

Contact Randall Furnas for info on the next Furnas reunion or the "Furnas Families In America" newsletter.

 

Books

1

Furnas Family by Tanzy Reeder Furnas (1897) - this book is out of print and hard to get.  I am looking for a copy of it.

 

My Descent From The Furnas Line

Generation Father Mother
9 Thomas Furnas (1701-1784) Rebecca Atkinson (1708-1762)
8 John Furnas (1736-1777) Mary Wilkinson (1742-1782)
7 William Furnas (1775-1833) Rachel Nesley (1778-1847)
6 Martin Furnas (1801-1849) Marcena Patty (1805-1882)
5 Thomas Marshall (1822-1870) Rhoda Furnas (1824-1906)
4 William Frank Marshall (1845-1909) Nancy Emily Crewse (1860-1936)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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