John Wetherspoon & Phebe C Knoch were married in Ross Co, OH 9 July 1874 per Ross County, Ohio Marriages 1850-1875 (Vol G5, Pg 406).
They are listed in the 1880 census of Clinton Co, OH: Name: Phoebe Weatherspoon Residence: Richland, Clinton, Ohio Birth date: 1858 Birth place: Ohio, United States Relationship to head-of-household: Wife Spouse name: John L. Weatherspoon Spouse birth place: Ohio, United States Father name: Father birth place: Germany Mother name: Mother birth place: Ohio, United States Race or color (expanded): White Ethnicity: American Gender: Female Marital status: Married Age: 22 years Occupation: Keeping House NARA film number: T9-1001 Page: 149 Page letter: A Entry number: 4145 Film number: 1255001 Collection: 1880 United States Census (Information taken from FamilySearch Record Search site at http://pilot.familysearch.org/http://pilot.familysearch.org/) Also with John & Phebe in the 1880 census were: Elsworth 2M, Labatha 4/12F, and Mary Knoch 58F (Phebe's mother).
In 1900, they are living in Montgomery Co, OH: Name: Phoebe C Wetherspoon Residence: West Carrollton village, Montgomery, Ohio Birth date: May 1860 Birth place: Ohio Relationship to head-of-household: Wife Spouse name: John L Wetherspoon Spouse titles: Spouse birth place: Ohio Father birth place: Ohio Mother birth place: Ohio Race or color (expanded): White Head-of-household name: John L Wetherspoon Gender: Female Marital status: Married Years married: 26 Estimated marriage year: 1874 Mother how many children: 7 Number living children: 4 Immigration year: Enumeration district: 0093 Sheet number and letter: 8B Household id: 175 Reference number: 79 GSU film number: 1241308 Image number: 00762 Collection: 1900 United States Census (Information taken from FamilySearch Record Search site at http://pilot.familysearch.org/http://pilot.familysearch.org/) Also in the 1900 census with John & Phebe were children Albert E (Elsworth), Bessie (Labatha), Glennie & Harley and a Bertha Wetherspoon "D-in-law" b Dec 1880, married 10 days to Albert.
Phebe died in 1913 in Montgomery Co, OH: Name: Phoebe Witherspoon Titles: Death date: 04 Mar 1913 Death place: Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Birth date: 17 May 1858 Estimated birth year: Birth place: Ross County, Ohio Age at death: 54 years 9 months 17 days Gender: Female Marital status: Married Race or color: Caucasian Street address: ... Occupation: Housewife Residence: ... Burial date: 07 Mar 1913 Burial place: Cemetery name: Woodland Spouse name: Father name: Herman Knoch Father titles: Father birth place: Germany Mother name: Mary Goltna Mother titles: Mother birth place: Ross County, Ohio GSU film number: 1953602 Digital GS number: 4021234 Image number: 437 Reference number: fn 17657 Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
Phebe was my great-grandfather's sister, and the daughter of Herman & Maria Knoch. If you have a connection to this family, I would love to hear from you & exchange information.