Cindy, I tried emailing you, but it came back undeliverable.I am hoping that maybe you will read my follow-up here.
I am researching my newly discovered Leaming side.I descended from Eli Leaming, son of Jacob Spicer Leaming and Lydia Ann Van Middlesworth from Wilmington, Ohio.From your posting, I think our ancestors are a match. Eli's daughter Lydia, my great grandmother, married George William Robison.
As you may know, the Leaming line traces back the original Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors: John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley and John Tilley.I am currently trying to prove this ancestry in order to join the Mayflower Society.The first five generations are already proved in "John Howland of the Mayflower" vol. 1 by Elizabeth Pearson White.The fifth generation in the White book is Christopher Leaming born in Cape May, NJ 18 April 1712 who married Deborah Hand.His one son, Christopher (6th generation), born 2 Oct 1739 married Sarah Spicer.They had three sons, one of which was Christopher (7th generation) born 5 Jul 1775 in Cape May, NJ.From the research that I have, Jacob Spicer Leaming's (8th generation) father was Christopher Leaming born 1775 in Cape May, NJ.The book "Mayflower Descendants of Cape May County" by Paul Sturtevant Howe, shows that Christopher (1775) married Ann Mecray.I have reason to believe that he remarried at least once.It seems he married Margaretta Curren on Apr. 25, 1809 in Cincinnati, Ohio after relocating from NJ in 1808.His tombstone in Ferris Family Cemetery, Mariemont, Columbia Township, Hamilton Co., OH reads: Christopher Leaming (3rd) died 18 May 1849/ 73 y 10m 13d/ native of NJ came to Ohio in 1808.In the same cemetery there is Margaretta Leaming 1788-10 Oct 1824/ Wife of Christopher 3rd.
I have so many questions.At one time there existed a Leaming Bible from Ohio that was referenced in the Cape May Co. Magazine of History and Genealogy (June 1933).Of course, when I visited the Library of Congress, that volume was missing.Do you know anything about this Bible?I think that it may shed some light on the Ohio Leamings.It seems that the NJ Leamings are already very well documented.Also, do you happen to have copies of birth certificates, marriage or death for any Ohio Leamings around 1808-1900?I am required to submit these documents to the Mayflower Society for proof.
I am very interested in any information that you may have.I had seen that Jacob Spicer and Christopher had worked on cultivating corn."Leaming yellow-dent corn" has been quite popular and is even used today.