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Ancestors of Lisles and Truxalls in Franklin Co.,OH

Updated September 19, 2003

About Our Family Research

The Lisle Family Project project started with the discovery in 1992 that John Lisle was one of the first of six settlers to settle in Franklinton, Ohio in 1798. The John Lisle family biography appeared in The 1880 "History of Franklin and Pickaway County, Ohio." John and his descendants lived in Franklin County for the next 100 years. As a result, it was a simple, but time consuming job, to document the families through the Court House Records, Census, Church Records, Tax Records and Cemetery Records. Surnames associated with Lisle were; McIntyre, Irwin, Moore, Otstott, Altman, Spangler, Nafzger, and Huber, Lisle, Irwin and McIntyre were Scotch-Irish.
When the Lisles were researched it became obvious that the Spouses side could not be ignored. So, the family ancestors of Mabel Truxall, wife of Clarence Lisle were researched. This line had been covered to a great degree by a distant cousin of Mabel Truxall back through Westmoreland County, PA, Lehigh County, Pa and Germany and Switzerland. Surnames associated with this line were; Ryall, Stewart, and Zimmerman.
Doing research on Truxals was facilitated by the fact that Mabel Lisle lived to 101 years, dying in 1995. A book, “The Lisles of Franklin County Ohio,” was written to preserve the research uncovered on the Lisles and the Truxalls. This book is available from the author, Richard Lisle.

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  • John Lisle of Franklin Co.,OH & his descendants (321 KB)
    John Lisle and his family was one of the first six settlers to settle in what was to become Franklin Co.,OH He was Scotch-Irish. He married Rachel Irwin in PA.about 1783. His descendants remained largely in Ohio with three of his children migrating to Indiana.
  • Daniel Troxell, Lehigh Co.,Pa & His Descendants (212 KB)
    Daniel Trachsel, born 1726 in France immigrated with his father, Peter, and brother, Peter, on the ship "Samuel"in 1733. One branch of his descendants removed to Westmoreland Co.,PA, namely Jacob. His descendants, John S. and Samuel had large families, of whom many descendants now live in Western PA.
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