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Sam Stone/Odie Marshall of MiddleCrk/PunchingCrk areas, KY

Updated August 25, 2004

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Home page-created Aug 2004 (Title--Mother's family line)
Searching family history; seeking info/willing to share info.

Father's family info listed first--FIELDS:
FIELDS,Daniel'Karl' married Neva'Pauline'KEMPER; lived at Indian Lake/DeGraff/Findlay/Carey,OH; moved to Vista,San Diego,CA in 1961; 10 of 11 children to Vista/area; married/raised families; I am oldest of 33 grandchildren, adopted to oldest son of the 11 above (who adopted 2 and had 10 children)--all part of a well-connected extended family. Some family at all levels remain/returned to Ohio; the majority of family at all levels remain in California.

These two families came together in Carey, Wyandot Co., OH. Father (age 17) & Mother (age 16) married (eloped to Covington, KY) in 1949 before he joining Marines, serving at Camp Pendelton (San Diego County, CA) as a meat cutter (1950-52) during the Korean War, and choosing to stay in southern CA after service; work (and military service for other siblings) brought the the whole family (except 1) to southern California.

Mother's family history--STONE & MARSHALL lines:
'Sam'ual STONE, b. 1892 at Middle Creek area of Floyd Co. in east central Kentucky (between Prestonsburg & Ivyton), was son of Steve STONE (also born at Middle Creek in 1848) who was son of Charlie STONE (b. in Pike Co., KY in 1920); origin of STONE line from here totally unknown/undiscovered. Charlie was married to Zelpha ADAMS (b. 1811 in Perry Co., KY). Steve STONE was married to Emily 'Jane' RISNER (b. 1860 in neighboring Mcgoffin Co., KY). It is well known that much history has been researched on RISNER and ADAMS family lines and that many of their families still live in the Floyd & Mcgoffin Co., KY areas.

'Odie MARSHALL, b. 1895 near Punching Creek in McGoffin Co. had met or was acquainted with members of the Charlie Stone family in neighboring Floyd Co., including Sam, during her youth. Her parents were "Dee" John Rollen MARSHALL (died the year of her b.) of Magoffin Co. KY and Sarah 'Ellen' CRAFT of neighboring Breathitt Co., KY. There is much history on the MARSHALL family line (incl. RISNER, ADAMS, NOLAN, JOHNSTON, WINANS, MEACHUM, LUSK, WHITTAKER, ABBOTT, QUISENBERRY, etc. lines), but I have little on the CRAFT line. Ellen Craft's mother was Hulda HOWARD; I have no further info on the HOWARD connection.

At age 6, Sam saw his father shot dead there in Middle Creek (a very small community of people, not even a village/town; he is buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in/near Ivyton, KY--not where many relatives are buried in a hillside family cemetery in Ivyton. Sam "got religion" in his late youth. At age 17 (1909), he jumped a train west and north, ending up in the McGuffey & Alger area of Hardin Co., southwest central OH (McGuffey & Alger are a couple miles apart). At some point, Odie's family moved to this same area, probably for work and to homestead land; many families moved into Indiana and Ohio from Kentucky during this time. The area known as Scioto Marsh was prime farmland along the Scioto River. Sam & Odie became reacquainted; he was a week shy of his 21st birthday and she had just turned 18 when they married in Kenton, Hardin Co., OH in 1913. Ellen CRAFT lived 52 years after "Dee's" accidental death in KY; she was buried in Alger, Hardin Co., OH in 1947.

Sam & Odie's first child (John) died at birth or within days of birth (not claimed as 'stillborn'); their second son (Adam) b. in 1917, died after 5 weeks and was buried in McGuffey, Hardin Co., OH. Their third (Helen) was b. in McGuffey in 1921. Between 1921 and 1924 they moved north to farm land in the Upper Sandusky/Carey/Alvada, OH area in two farm homes and had six more children, which included my Mother. The second farm house was considered part of Alvada (in/on the Seneca Co. line), but was west, thus located in Hancock County. At some point they moved to nearby Carey, Wyandot Co., OH where they lived in the same house a

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