HELP!I’ve been looking for 25 years with no success -
I am looking for parents of Isaac Donahoo (various previous spellings) b. 1 May 1826 Berkely Co., VA (now WV) m. 19 Nov 1848 Athens Co, Ohio - Eliza Jane McKee 1850 census in McArthurstown Dist, Vinton Co - Isaac a saddler dau Mary L. Donahoo 4/12 months old Martha Smith 11 living with them 26 Jun 1865 discharged Civil War Ohio Infantry Volunteers 1865-1871 lived in Appanoosa Co., IA 1871 to Jewell Co., KA - homesteaded near Mankato Mentions and Uncle John McEwen proved up one of the 1st homesteads in Jewell Co 1880 census Isaac states his parent born in OH 31 Jan 1891 in Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE Children: Mary L (may have died as child) Charles Warren b ca 1856 Elmer David b 1857 Carrie (Terra Ada) b ca 1860 m. Lyman Van Ornam Flora (Harreet F) b ca 1862 m. F E Fearing Isaac Q (Aquilla) died as a child
Elmer David (my ggfather) had new testament in which he placed a note dated 1948 saying "This book to James T. Donahoo.Back in 1770 he was a preacher lived near the mountains in Virginia."
I do not know the relationship of this James T. Donahoo.I do have info on a James T Donahoo with the Ohio Conference of the Methodist-Episcopal Church in Ohio and Indiana.
Oral history has Isaac as leaving home at 14 and changed spelling of name to Donahoo.Who knows????