Was Margaret Strayer, wife of Levi Tombaugh who died at age 23 in Perry Township in 1849, a sister of Simon Strayer, who married Rebecca the widow of Thomas Wyatt in 1841?Simon and Rebecca lived on the Wyatt 80 acre tract in Union Township until Rebecca's death in 1863.
Simon's mother, the widow Lydia (_____) Strayer, married Christopher Henkes / Hingus / Hanks just before the 1850 census as his second wife.Are there any Hanks / Henckes descendants out there??
Have been trying to find Simon Strayer's origins for 34 years without much sucess, except for just a shred or two indicating that he may have been the son of the John Strayer who lived in West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio, from about 1832 to 1836.
Has anyone abstracted the early newspaper obituaries of Miami County?
Barry Wood 4510 N. 35th St. Arlington, Virginia 22207