I am searching for information about James S. Agard. If he is the man I found on the 1830 census at Northampton twp., Portage Co., OH, he was born 1780-90, as was his wife. That census indicates he may have had five children at that time. I have only identified two probable children. He is on the 1847 Census of Van Buren Co., IA along with H A Silsby, his son-in-law.
1. Arletta, b. 12 June 1813, Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., OH; m Gideon Granger Galloway, 10 April 1834, Portage Co., OH; d. 5 March 1871, Mexico, Audrain Co., MO [This is my family.]
2. female, b 1815-20
3. Malissa A., b. ca 1820, OH; m Henry A. Silsby, 25 Feb. 1838, Portage Co., OH. In 1846 they purchased land in Van Buren Co., IA from William P. Mundis [Deeds G:160]. They sold this land in 1849 to Mary Magdalene Hendricks [Deeds I:355-56]. Malissa apparently was a widow by Feb. 1850 when she purchased land in Van Buren Co., IA from William & Wealthy Miller [Deeds K:258]. She is on the 1850 Census of Van Buren Co., IA, in Village Township, with son W. age 3 and son Eugene age 1, both born in IA. Did she remarry?
4. male, b. 1820-25
5. male, b. 1825-30
Additional records & possible relationships for James S. Agard
1814 - taxed at Rush twp., Susquehanna Co., PA on 1 horse; occupation-constable
1814 - as James Agard of Rush, Susquehanna Co., PA, purchased 46 acres in R14 T2, Licking Co., OHfrom Job & Elizabeth Case [Deeds E:293-4]
1816 - taxed in Licking Co., OH, R14 T2
1826 - taxed at Jersey twp., Licking Co., OH
1834 - perhaps resided at Dresden, Muskingum Co., OH & is the man visited in June by David Hudson Jr & in July by G. G. Galloway & wife. [Diary of David Hudson Jr. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, Hudson, OH]
1835 - res. Boston, Portage Co., OH [A Benjamin Agard was at Brimfield, Portage Co. in 1835]
At the time of the 1840 census John Agard, a Revolutionary War pensioner, was at Brimfield, Portage Co., OH. John Agard's pension application was rejected. In January 1841 he resided at Portage Co., OH and says that he was 17 in 1779 when he served for three months as a Private in Capt. Woods Co., Col. Ledyards Regiment, New London, CT.
Another possible relative is Levi S. Agard, of Rush twp., who with his wife Jane, is in Susquehhana Co., PA deeds 1817-1833. In 1814 and 1815 widow Lacy and Levi S. Agard are taxed on land in Rush twp. In 1817, 1818 & 1819 Levi is taxed on the land without the widow Lacy.
The 1878 History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania by Emily C. Blackman, says that Cynthia H. Agard, a sister of Levi S. Agard, married Buckingham Stuart and in 1819 they moved to the farm where he now lives. This was the same farm where Levi S. Agard lived and died.