Thank all of you! I just started plowing into all my Preble County families and Banta is one of them.I believe Chissey is the Christina Banta that I have and a daughter of Albert, but I have her mother as Styntie Monfort. Does anyone know about her?
I have Rachel Brower and Henry Banta as the parents of Albert born April 20, 1747 (where?).
I am descended from Peter and Effie Hole Banta, then Isaac Banta and Anna Read, then James Banta and Eliza Jane Holderman. They had Eliza Gertrude Banta who married David Wampler. David Wampler is my gg grandather.
By the way, I am finding Bantas in Montgomery County, OH a few years before settling in Preble County (1804 tax list and maybe they're on the 1798 one - can't remember).
My mother was in contact with James Banta living in Missouri who wrote 'the Banta book' in the 1970s but he has died and I've never seen a copy of it.
I suppose my next step is to contact Theodore Banta.