The 1830 Census for Bethlehem Twp., Stark Co., OH contains a listing for a M. Yant with 1 male 50-60, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 5-10, 2 males under 10, 1 female 30-40, 3 females 15-20,1 female 10-15, 1 female 5-10 and 2 females under 5. Just above this listing and on the same page is a listing for Andrew Yant with 3 males 20-30 and 1 female 20-30.
It seems likely that Andrew Yant age 20-30 is the son of M. Yant and the other 2 males in Andrew's household could be his brothers. Who is the father of M. Yant and the grandfather of his son Andrew?
It is possible that M. Yant is a son of Phillip Yant b. 1747 because we know from the "History of Stark County" that Phillip and his sons Abraham and Phillip Jr. moved to Bethlehem Twp., Stark Co., OH around 1812. Is it also possible that since Phillip Yant's father was Melchoir Yant that M. Yant is also a Melchoir Yant named after his grandfather?
There is an Andrew Yant listed in Bethelehm Twp., Stark Co. for 1840 and 1850 but where did the rest of this family move to after 1830? The 1850 Census listing for Andrew Yant b. 1802 also includes his wife Catherine Koontz b. 1813 and their 3 children Ezra b. 1830, Melinda b. 1835 and Diana b. 1835. In the 1850 Census for Bethlehem Twp., Stark Co., OH there are listings for John Yant b. 1804 and his wife Mary Alger b. 1808 and a Daniel Yant b. 1819 and his wife Susanna Forney b. 1820 which could be Andrew's brothers.