George Mount was born September 1, 1778 in Frederick County, Maryland to Thomas and Barbara Mount.He was baptized in 1780 at the Lutheran (or Evangelical Lutheran?) Church in/near Middletown, Frederick County, MD.This information was extracted from local records and submitted to the International Genealogical Index ("IGI"), Batch No. C504181 (North America), available on the Latter Day Saints website, www.familysearch.org.
Sometime between about 1805 and 1808, George married (wife's first and maiden names unknown), probably in Frederick County, and before 1810, they had a daughter.In the 1810 census, they appeared in Frederick County ("G. Mount") with stats of 0-0-0-1-0 for males and 1-0-1-0-0 for females.
Before 1820, they had moved somewhat West, to Warren Township in Belmont County, Ohio.They appeared in the 1820 census with stats of 3-0-0-0-1-0 for males and 0-1-0-1-0 for females, so we can deduce that they had three sons born between 1810 and 1820, probably in Maryland and/or Ohio.
It is possible that George's wife died and that he remarried,possibly in the 1820s, to a Nancy (maiden name unknown), born about 1801.I believe George had more children between 1820 and 1832 in Belmont County, with either the first wife or with Nancy.I do not currently have access to the 1830 or 1840 census data for the Mount family/families of Belmont County.
George Mount died before 1848, and widow Nancy Mount remarried, to Hugh Moore, on November 8, 1848 in Belmont County.Source:extracted local records, at IGI Batch No. M513104 (North America).In the 1850 census, Hugh and Nancy Moore were in Belmont County, with her youngest daughter, Nancy Mount, age 18 (so born ca. 1832).
Various young adults surnamed Mount began appearing in the Belmont County marriage records beginning in 1831.Some (if not all) of them are probably the children of George Mount.
From Batch No. M513102 (North America) come the following:
Rissi Mount m. Thomas Jones on September 11, 1831
Stephen Mount m. Mary Mooney on November 18, 1833
From Batch No. M513103 (North America) come the following:
Samuel Mount m. Rebecca Howell on May 30, 1839
Eliza Mount m. John Howell on January 18, 1844
Elizabeth Mount m. Ralph Talbott on February 22, 1844
From Batch No. M513104 (North America) come the following:
Israel Mount m. Mary Jane Calvin on July 16, 1848
Mary Ann Mount m. David Moore on November 20, 1848
One researcher has reported that, in the 1850 census for Millwood Township, Guernsey County, Ohio are Samuel and Rebecca Mount, ages 27 (born in Maryland) and 29 (born in Ohio) , with their children John W. 10, Mary E. 6, Israel, 4 and Nancy, 3 (all born in Ohio).I suspect Samuel was actually older than 27, possibly 37, so born in Maryland about 1813, before his parents moved to Ohio (and so he was both older than his wife, rather than two years younger, and was older than 17 when his son John was born in 1840).
In the 1860 census for Belmont County are John and Eliza Howell (ages 38 and 34, and born in Ohio), and living with them are Hugh and Nancy Moore (i.e., Eliza's mother and step-father), ages 61 and 59 and born in Pennsylvania and Maryland, respectively.
Israel Mount appeared in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses for Belmont County (ages 28, 48 and 56, always born in Ohio).(The age 28 from 1860 is obviously an error, and likely should have been 38, and so he was probably born about 1822-1824 in Belmont County).
In the 1870 census for Lawrence County, Ohio are a Stephen and Mary "Mounts", ages 61 and 64 and both reportedly born in Pennsylvania.This Stephen is probably the same one of the 1833 Belmont County marriage, and so he might be from a different Mount family.
Ralph and Elizabeth Talbot appeared in the 1860 census for Belmont County and reported that Elizabeth, age 37, had been born in Ireland.This Elizabeth is probably the Elizabeth Mount of the 1844 marriage, and so she might be from a different Mount family.
David and Mary A. Moore appeared in the 1860 census for Belmont County; he was age 36, born in PA, and she was 24, born in OH; however, her reported age is probably an error, because they had a 9-year-old son in 1860, and had been married in 1848.Mary Ann was probably NOT 12 at marriage, so she was likely older than 24 in 1860.She might have been born about 1830 (if she was about 18 at marriage).
My particular interest is in Samuel and Eliza Mount, who married Rebecca and John Howell, respectively.My current working "theory" is that this was a case of a brother and sister, marrying spouses who were a sister and brother (i.e., I think Rebecca and John Howell were siblings).
Does anyone have more or better information about the Mounts of Belmont County, and especially as they relate to the Howells of Belmont County?If so, please share by posting here or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.