Searching for descendants-information on Jacob OSWALT d. 1832, Darke County and wife Catherine STOVER OSWALT d. 1833, Darke County.In court records of adm. of Jacob's estate dated 5-6-1835, Widow Catherine and nine children: Lydia, age 18; Catharine, age 17; Hannah, age 16; David, age 14; Mary Ann, age 14; Jacob, age 13; Henry, age 11; William, age7, Elizabeth, age 5. are listed.
However, an 8-19-1833 show Catherine as deceased, and Wm. OSWALT as administrator.On the same date, a James Marquess is listed as guardian of youngest child, Elizabeth, age 7.
On record of 11-18-1833, Andrew Bickell is appointed guardian of Henry aged 10, and William age 9.On same entry is stated David OSWALT age 15, chose Solomon Harter as guardian.
In checking subsequent records; census and land, only William is shown. David is my ancestor.Cont. next post!