Need some help with the many variations in spelling of the above surname in Belmont Co., Ohio and perhaps in the Ohio & Marshall Co., of WV. I understand that the census taker was not always correct with their information.Largely depending upon who was talking with whom. Also with listing of differences in age and place of birth.That said !!! My question is................. Has anyone, out there in cyberspace, had an oppoutunity or reason to do research on this surname? In the 1850/60/70 census of Belmont Co., Ohio I have found the above spellings with birth place of OH, PA, and VA. Are they all the same family or are there THREE different groups?? My immediate search is for a Rachel Smith HUTCHINSON B/1838 in Ohio.She married August 1859 Frederick EBELING/EBERLING in Belmont and then crossed the Ohio River into Marshall Co., WV. In the 1910 census, she lists her father as born in Ireland and her mother in Ohio.
Online, without documentatin listed, are hints that she had a sister Elizabeth b/a/1833 that m/Samuel FITCH. a sister Anna b/a/1835 that m/John Greenlee. Also, a hint that her parents were Benjamin Hutchinson and Nancy Smith. In the 1820 census,I find a Benjamin Hutchinson 16/26 and a female 16/26 in Springfield, Portage Co., Ohio In 1830 census, I find a Benjamin of the right age with family in Suffield Co., OH. In March of 1840 this area of Portage Co., became Summit Co., Ohio (inclucing Akron) and I do not find Benjamin in either county. HOWEVER, because my Rachel was living in Belmont Co., at the time of her marriage I searched there and found a Benjamin and family of the right ages.BUT did not find them in the 1850 census.
In the 1850 census of Ohio Co., WV, I find a Rachel age 12 living with a Robert Hutcheson 26 b/OH and wife, Elizabeth 26. Possibly a brother???Two houses down is the probable sister, Elizabeth age 19 and husband Samuel FITCH. Also in Ohio Co., WV there is a Nancy Hutcheson 49 b/PA; a William Hutcheson 19 boarder b/OH AND a Joseph Hutchinson 25 b/VA in Ohio Co., WV living together -- a James 22 b/OH in Marshall Co., WV with a John 72 b/PA; a Robert 25 b/PA The confusion increases with the 1860 and 1870 census. any assistance appreciated. Audrey