We have uploaded an expanded version of our four- generation Andrew and Catherine Painter genealogy, and invite Painter family researchers to review and criticize it.It is in Ancestry World Tree http://www.ancestry.com/trees/awt/main.htmhttp://www.ancestry.com/trees/awt/main.htm, and can be found by searching on a fictional name, "Houstonville Painter."
Our Andrew Painter was born about 1804 in Virginia, lived in Ohio until the mid-1850s, and probably died in Illinois before 1870.Three sons -- George Washington, John, and Isaac -- lived until 1919-20, and left descendants in and near Champaign County, Illinois; Gratiot County, Michigan; and Kansas.
We can show evidence that our Andrew Painter was a son of John Painter (b. 1775, Virginia; d. 1860, Ohio) and his first wife, Rachel Redd (d. before 1808, Virginia).In about 1812, John Painter moved his family (including Andrew) from Virginia to Ohio, and settled in Richland County, Ohio, in 1814.
Harold Painter in his 1975 Painter genealogy identified another Andrew Painter, who lived in Mansfield, Richland County, as the son of this John and Rachel (Redd) Painter.This identi- fication cannot be correct for the Mansfield Andrew Painter reported in the 1850-70 censuses that he was from Pennsylvania.