Monday, March 31, 2008

Eddy Family Leaves Monroe County, Ohio

I never paid any attention to the fact that the Eddy family left Monroe County, Ohio and went to Appanoose County, Iowa. My interest was always in the McCoy and Conger families who made the move from Ohio to Iowa.

I own a copy of the book, Monroe County Ohio Families. On pages 131-132 there are several articles about the Eddy family and three photographs. The piece about the Eddy - McCurdy family mentions Appanoose county, Iowa. Here's a little bit from the article that mentions Appanoose county, Iowa emigration.

Azel Eddy and Sarah Piles (dau. of Zachariah and Rachel (Wright) Piles) had a son Isaac:
Isaac and Lucretica (McCurdy) Eddy married and they had:
Mahala Eddy who married James J. Seals, she died in 1886 in Appanoose county (great-grandparents of Capitola Seals
Henry who wrote the piece about this family)
Alpheus who married Elizabeth Jefferies, he moved to Appanoose County
John (married and killed in an accident)
Joseph who married Elizabeth Goudy
Rachel married John Culverhouse
Mary married Stephen Gadd
Moses married Mary Grant
Baby who died young
Nathaniel who married Margaret Nixon, went to Ottawa county, Kansas, his mother went too
Leander who married Hethy Garrett, went to Ottawa county, Kansas and later lived and died at Lawrence, KS
Lucretia who married John Fisher

A place called Tescott in either Ottawa or Franklin county, Kansas is mentioned in the paragraphs about the folks who moved to Kansas.

Some of the other Eddy families went across the Ohio River to Tyler and Wetzel counties in West Virginia.

Dick Henthorn

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