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Updated April 11, 2001

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I decided it was time to have an updated copy of our family tree. All the information is being taken from the family tree that Arlene Stoner had given out in 1985 with updates that I have discoverd (marriages, children, etc.) Please contact me if you have any further information you would like to add.

The following is taken from the 1985 Family Tree book. Arlene states: I am doing research on the faimly of James Floyd Esterline and I am not finished. From family members, I have been told the James Esterlines' fathers name was Henry. I have not found any information on this yet, but I do know his mothers name was Elizabeth and the 1860 Census of Carroll County Maryland shows her to be 30 years old.

From the Book of Indentures, Carroll Co. MD we find the following entires:

Esterline, James age 7, son of Elizabeth Esterline to George Kesselring to learn farming till 21. (pg. 102 March 15, 1858)

Esterline, Frances, white child age 3 on Dec. 25, 1867 daughter of Elizabeth Esterline to Simon Shafer to learn Housekeeping til age 18. (pg. 115 Nov. 3, 1867)

James Esterline said his parents died young and that he had a sister. He also said he was raised by and aunt and uncle. The 1860 Carroll Co. census shows him living with a George and Rebecca Kesselring. Also living with the family was a Mike Esterline age 87. I feel that Rebecca Kesselring was a daughter of Mike Esterline and the real aunt of James Esterline.

James Esterline knew the Fox family in Maryland and ran around with the boys. Solomon Fox moved to Ohio in 1861. James Esterline came to Ohio and married Meriam Fox on Feb. 21, 1875. They went back to George and Rebecca Kesselring in Piney Creek, Maryland to live and farm the land. Navie Corene Esterline was born on Dec. 3, 1876 in Piney Creek. James Esterline had to come back to Ohio because Meriam, his wife, got so homesick the doctor said shw would die if she did not see her family. So they came back to Ohio in a covered wagon and settled on Amity Road, Brookville, Ohio. The home place of James Esterline on Amity Road, Brookville, Ohio. He purchased three acres from Mr. Clark and built the log house. The deed was signed October 13, 1883 by Henry R. Clark.

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