Problem: Was his name, Gordon or Gardner?
AKA: Probably called Gardner.
RELATIONSHIP: Mary Ann and Gordon Gardner Okey were twins.
(Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. VIII, p. 96)
Gardner Okey, though a family man, had substituted in the Civil War for another man, to pay for his farm. Returning home, he forded the Ohio River at a shallows near Marietta, rifle above his head, then walked 25 miles to Stafford. (Robert Okey, great-grandson). (Source: Monroe County Ohio Families, p. 234 - written by Minnie Louise (Decker) Gadea, submitted by Ramon A. Gadea)
Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Franklin Twp., 433/432, (P.O. Stafford),
p.66, 22 Jun 1860
Gardner Okey, 32, m. farmer, 1000/475, OH; Melissa, 26, f. domestic, OH
Alcena, 7, f. OH; Carolina, 4, f. OH; George, 1, OH
Charles, 13, m. OH
Bun Hunt, 25, m. farm laborer, OH
QUESTION: Whose child was Charles Okey, 13?
Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Franklin Twp., 48-46
Gardner Okey, 41, OH, drive team; Melissa, 35, OH, keep house
Allsena, 17, OH, help mother; Caroline, 13, OH, school
George W., 11, OH, school; Ross, 9, OH, school; Ellen, 4, OH
CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Franklin Twp., 72/72
Gardner Okey, 50, OH VA PA; Malissa, 45, w. OH VA PA
Jennie, 23, d. OH OH OH; George W., 21, s. OH OH OH
Ross B., 19, s. OH OH OH; Amy E., 13, d. OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)
CENSUS: 1900 census he was in Franklin Twp., Monroe Co., OH. He indicated that his parents were both born in PA [sic]. His grandson, Ross Holland was living with him. (Source: "Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio," by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, Vol. VIII, p. 96)