I'm looking for IRVIN ancestors and descendants in Caanan Twp., Wayne County.
My own ancestor, Israel Irvin (b. 1830 in PA), settled there for a time before moving on with his brother Samuel Irvin, to Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana.
However, there was another, likely older brother, George Irvin, b. 1817 in PA, who remained in Caanan Twp., who had a large family, and some of his descendants still lived in the Caanan Twp. vicinity until the 1930 census and beyond.
I've exhausted all early census data from the area for all I can squeeze out.I would like to have access to marriage records, because most of George's large family, b. between 1843 and 1859, were daughters.
However, online marriage data for Wayne Co., Ohio, seems to be incomplete.
There is some evidence that these first Irvins were fathered by one George IRVIN (d. abt. 1844), a Scots-Irish immigrant farmer who came to Pennsylvania (possibly either Lancaster or Adams Co.), and that, as Irish Protestants, they were welcomed into one of the many "Brethren" farmer communities of German Pennsylvania, which later fanned out into Ohio and Indiana.
For clarity, I'm referring to the German farmer, "Plain People "sects"-- the Amish, the Mennonites, the Dunkards--who populated Pennsylvania since the 1730s, and later came west.
Certainly there was intermarriage between the Irvins and this community.
I'm frustrated that I can't find any Irvins from this era in the Ohio marriages online.Their marriages, combined with US Census data, might allow me to track them further.
Clues, anyone?Where can I get alternate info about Wayne County marriages, say between 1860 and 1900?