Benjamin Brayton Gaylord1

M, b. 26 November 1811, d. 1 September 1880
     Benjamin Brayton Gaylord was born on 26 November 1811 at Oneida Co., NY.1 He was the son of Dr. Chester Gaylord and Lydia Brayton. Benjamin Brayton Gaylord married Margaret Jane Hempstead, daughter of Dr. Giles Samuel Booth Hempstead and Elizabeth Peebles, in 1845.1 Occupation: Iron Manufacturing between 1860 and 1880.2 Benjamin Brayton Gaylord died on 1 September 1880 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, at age 68 History of Scioto County (per findagrave.com):

Benjamin Brayton Gaylord was born in Westernville. Oneida County, New York, November 26, 1811. His father was Dr. Chester Gaylord, and his mother was Lydia Brayton. When he was a child, his parents removed to Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York. There at the age of 15, under the preaching of Rev. Abner Towne, father of Judge Henry A. Towne, of Portsmouth, Mr. Gaylord became a member of the Presbyterian Church and continued such all his life. In the year 1839, he came to Portsmouth and was employed as a clerk for several years by his cousin, the late T. G. Gaylord, of Cincinnati, in the Gaylord rolling mill in Portsmouth.

In 1844, he became manager of Clinton Furnace and remained such four years. He was also a stock-holder in the same furnace.

In 1845, he married Margaret Jane Hempstead, daughter of Dr. G. S. B. Hempstead.
Returning to Portsmouth in 1848, he assumed full control of the Gaylord Mill and remained in charge until December, 1874, when, on account of failing health, he was compelled to retire.

He was an incessant worker, a superior financier. He had the faculty of being able to attend to a great many things at once. He was a man of remarkable foresight and would anticipate a coming crisis when others would fail to understand the situation. He was an eminently practical man and gave his personal attention to his business. He made a specialty of the manufacture of boiler iron and built up a reputation in this line second to none in the country. He held the love and affection of his employees, and they always regarded his interests as carefully as they would their own. He had but one strike in all his business career.

He took special pains to encourage economy, and exerted his influence to induce his employees to save their money and obtain homes for their families. In this way he gathered round him a class of steady, industrious laborers, many of whom became well-to-do and influential citizens of Portsmouth. To assist those who were willing to act upon. his advice, he advanced them money for the purchase of property, and gave them convenient period for payment.

When the civil war opened out and the Government invited proposals for the making of gun-boat iron, the other mills along the Ohio river were afraid to undertake to make the iron because it involved such enormous expenditures and such expensive changes of machinery, but Mr. Gaylord accepted a contract with the Government to make the iron to sheathe the gun boats. His execution of the contracts were entirely satisfactory to the War Department and he made a very large sum of money for himself and for those in business with him.

He was not a graduate of any college, but was a self educated man. He read a great deal and digested what he read. For a great many years he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Marietta College and contributed several thousand dollars towards its endowment. He also gave liberally to the Lane Seminary at Cincinnati, and in many instances, assisted young men in acquiring an education. His benefactions to the churches and other parties were of the most liberal character. His pastor, the Rev. Dr. Pratt, said of him.

"He cared for the poor and needy, sending coal and provisions often to their homes when they knew not from whence they came." Dr. Pratt also said of him that if every one who had received a special favor of him, were to bring a spray of evergreen and throw in his grave, he believed it would fill it to the top.

He was one of the most upright and conscientious men in the community. To show his peculiarities of conscience,one of his business associates had employed a young lawyer to collect a bill for about one-half what his services were worth. Mr. Gaylord ascertained the circumstances and sent the lawyer a check for .$50 more to make his fee what it should have been. At another time, he bought a lot of pig-iron of an agent for the furnace. The bill called for one hundred tons, and on re-weighing the iron, it was found to weigh One hundred and sixteen tons. Mr. Gaylord settled for the sixteen tons extra, although it was billed to him at one hundred tons. He bought at one time a lot of miscellaneous bar iron from the old rolling mill of Means, Hall & Company. They asked $2,500 for it, but he offered them $2,000, and they accepted that sum. He sold it in St. Louis better than he expected to, and on his return, he paid Means Hall & Company $500 additional.

In 1873, he was a candidate for State Senator on the Republican ticket, but was defeated by Hon. James W. Newman. In 1862, he was a member of the Board of Military affairs of the city and on the Military Committee of the county.

Mr. Gaylord was for many years a ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Portsmouth, Ohio. He had a family of six children, only three of whom survive; Martha B., Helen and Benjamin H. After his death on September 1, 1880, his family removed to Riverside, California, where they now reside. The employees of the Gaylord rolling mill attended his funeral in a body, and no man was ever more deeply mourned than he.

He was buried in September 1880 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 39554163.

Children of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead

Citations

  1. [S1828] 1880 Federal Census, Scioto County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1064; FHL #1255064.
  2. [S4119] 1860 Federal Census, Scioto County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1033; FHL #805033.

Benjamin H. Gaylord1

M, b. May 1857, d. 1904
     Benjamin H. Gaylord was born in May 1857 at Scioto Co. (probably), OH, headstone shows 1856.1 He was the son of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead.1 Benjamin H. Gaylord died in 1904 at Riverside Co., CA.
Note: Did not marry. He was buried in 1904 at Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, Find A Grave Memorial# 31164209.

Citations

  1. [S1828] 1880 Federal Census, Scioto County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1064; FHL #1255064.

Dr. Chester Gaylord

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     Dr. Chester Gaylord married Lydia Brayton.

Child of Dr. Chester Gaylord and Lydia Brayton

Elizabeth Hempstead Gaylord

F, b. July 1847, d. 11 May 1849
     Elizabeth Hempstead Gaylord was born in July 1847 at Scioto Co., OH. She was the daughter of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead. Elizabeth Hempstead Gaylord died on 11 May 1849 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, at age 1. She was buried in May 1849 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 103661531.

Helen M. Gaylord1

F, b. July 1863
     Helen M. Gaylord was born in July 1863 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead.1 Helen M. Gaylord married Edwin John Gilliland, son of William Letta Gilliland and Lucy Sarah Wright, circa 1895.2 Helen M. Gaylord lived on 20 June 1900 at Temescal Twp., Riverside Co., CA.2

Child of Helen M. Gaylord and Edwin John Gilliland

Citations

  1. [S1828] 1880 Federal Census, Scioto County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1064; FHL #1255064.
  2. [S4120] 1900 Federal Census, Riverside County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 97; FHL #1240097.

Lydia Gaylord

F, b. 26 December 1806, d. 23 December 1853
     Lydia Gaylord was born on 26 December 1806 at Vermont.1 She was the daughter of Theodore Gaylord and Dorotha B. (?)1 Lydia Gaylord married Daniel M. Baker, son of Captain (?) Baker and Jerusha Parsons. Lydia Gaylord died on 23 December 1853 at Granville, Licking Co., OH, at age 46.1

Child of Lydia Gaylord and Daniel M. Baker

Citations

  1. [S1025] Jr. N. N. Hill, History of Licking County, Ohio, 620.
  2. [S433] 1860 Federal Census, Licking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 998; FHL #803998.

Lydia Gaylord

F, b. 1850, d. 31 July 1850
     Lydia Gaylord was born in 1850 at Scioto Co., OH. She was the daughter of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead. Lydia Gaylord died on 31 July 1850 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH. She was buried in August 1850 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 103661425.

Martha B. Gaylord1

F, b. 1853
     Martha B. Gaylord was born in 1853 at Scioto Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead.1
Note: Unmarried as of 1900 census. Martha B. Gaylord was buried in 1919 at Riverside Co., CA. She was buried in 1919 at Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, Find A Grave Memorial# 31164302.

Citations

  1. [S1828] 1880 Federal Census, Scioto County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1064; FHL #1255064.

Mary Hildreth Gaylord1

F, b. 11 July 1851, d. 17 January 1869
     Mary Hildreth Gaylord was born on 11 July 1851 at Scioto Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Brayton Gaylord and Margaret Jane Hempstead.1 Mary Hildreth Gaylord died on 17 January 1869 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, at age 17. She was buried in January 1869 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 39571604.

Citations

  1. [S4119] 1860 Federal Census, Scioto County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1033; FHL #805033.

Theodore Gaylord1

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     Theodore Gaylord married Dorotha B. (?).1

Child of Theodore Gaylord and Dorotha B. (?)

Citations

  1. [S1025] Jr. N. N. Hill, History of Licking County, Ohio, 620.

Nancy Ann Geach

F, b. 1776, d. 1842
     Nancy Ann Geach was born in 1776. She married John Lane. Nancy Ann Geach died in 1842.

Children of Nancy Ann Geach and John Lane

Angus Geahl

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     Angus Geahl married Christina Snapp, daughter of Abraham Snapp and Maria Magdalena Fogelsong, on 11 December 1817 at Washington Co., TN.

Donald G. Gearhart

M, b. 6 May 1940, d. 30 May 2018
     Donald G. Gearhart was born on 6 May 1940 at Ames, Story Co., IA. He was the son of Russell Alfred Gearhart and Wilma Lenore Deaton. Donald G. Gearhart married Nancy Ruth Kness, daughter of Karl Ford Kness and Ella Mae Keihl, on 19 March 1960 at San Francisco Co., CA. Donald G. Gearhart and Nancy Ruth Kness were divorced. Donald G. Gearhart lived in 1993 at Vacaville, Solano Co., CA. He died on 30 May 2018 at California at age 78

Obituary -- (www.legacy.com):

May 6, 1940 - May 30, 2018 Donald G. Gearhart was born in Ames, IA, May 6, 1940 to Russell and Wilma Lenore (Deaton) Gearhart. They moved to Candlestick Cove, San Francisco, CA in 1943. He worked in truck building and body repair, at Greyhound as a mechanic, and at Matson Terminals as a mechanic and yard supervisor. After he retired in 1996, he delivered cars for Toyota and then Dodge for eight more years. Don married Carole Kyle in 1965. They lived in Daly City, for 10 years, Pacifica, for two years, and then settled in Vacaville, where they have remained for 40 years. Don loved to travel and explore ghost towns, searching for old bottles and other treasures. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was an avid (avid!) hunter and fisherman. Don was preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law, Willa. He is survived by his wife, Carole; two sons, Randy (Kathy) Gearhart, Copper Center, AK, and Dan (Tiffany) Gearhart, St. George, UT; two brothers, Robert and Larry (Nancy); seven grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, all of whom were picked on and teased by Don. They all loved it and would do anything for him. He will be missed by many friends and neighbors. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., with funeral service, Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville.
Published in The Reporter from June 5 to June 6, 2018.

Douglas George Gearhart1

M, b. 15 July 1860, d. 9 November 1929
     Douglas George Gearhart was born on 15 July 1860 at Licking Co., OH.1 He married Ruth Ella Willhide on 25 December 1878 at Story Co., IA. Douglas George Gearhart died on 9 November 1929 at Story Co., IA, at age 69. He was buried in November 1929 at Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, Story Co., IA, Findagrave #139966599.

Child of Douglas George Gearhart and Ruth Ella Willhide

Citations

  1. [S1034] 1900 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 460; FHL #1240460.

John Edward Gearhart1

M, b. 16 April 1880, d. 9 July 1941
     John Edward Gearhart was born on 16 April 1880 at Story Co., IA.1 He was the son of Douglas George Gearhart and Ruth Ella Willhide.1 John Edward Gearhart married Margaret Schandelmeier, daughter of Frederick Schandelmeier and Ellen Jane Smith, on 19 November 1900 at Story Co., IA, John Gearhart remarried to Nellie Pearson, 28 OCT 1919, Deer Lodge, Powell Co., ID. John Edward Gearhart married Nellie Helen Pearson on 28 October 1919 at Deer Lodge, Powell Co., MT. John Edward Gearhart lived on 2 January 1920 at Wallula Precinct, Walla Walla Co., WA, in his brother Omar's household with his new wife Nellie, machinist in garage.2 He lived on 8 January 1920 at Missoula, Missoula Co., MT, no occupation.3 He lived on 2 April 1930 at Maxwell, Story Co., IA, with his mother, marital status "W", odd jobs labor.4 He lived on 12 April 1940 at Maxwell, Story Co., IA, with his mother, marital status "W", garden laborer.5 He died on 9 July 1941 at Maxwell, Story Co., IA, at age 61. He was buried in July 1941 at Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, Story Co., IA, Findagrave #161617956.
Note: John Gearhart managed to be listed in two places 200+ miles apart, within 6 days on the 1920 census. Probably he was not physically present in one of the households, and one would suspoect that he was actually with his new wife, Nellie Pearson, at Wallula, WA.

Children of John Edward Gearhart and Margaret Schandelmeier

Citations

  1. [S1034] 1900 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 460; FHL #1240460.
  2. [S3852] 1920 Federal Census, Walla Walla County, Washington. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1943; FHL #1921943.
  3. [S3562] 1920 Federal Census, Missoula County, Montana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 973; FHL #1820973.
  4. [S3455] 1930 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 683; FHL #2340418.
  5. [S3456] 1940 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1206.
  6. [S1036] 1910 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424.

Lester M. Gearhart1

M, b. circa 1908
     Lester M. Gearhart was born circa 1908 at Story Co., IA.1 He was the son of John Edward Gearhart and Margaret Schandelmeier.1

Citations

  1. [S1036] 1910 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424.

Loretta E. Gearhart

F, b. 13 March 1873, d. 19 November 1967
     Loretta E. Gearhart was born on 13 March 1873 at Jones Co. (probably), IA.1 She was the daughter of William H. Gearhart and Mary E. Pringle.1 Loretta E. Gearhart married Francis Marion Gilmore, son of David Wilson Gilmore and Lydia Byrd, on 15 November 1893 at Jones Co., IA, One child born, one living as of 1910 census. Loretta E. Gearhart died on 19 November 1967 at Braymer, Caldwell Co., MO, at age 94. She was buried on 21 November 1968 at Braymer, Caldwell Co., MO.

Child of Loretta E. Gearhart and Francis Marion Gilmore

Citations

  1. [S15] 1880 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 348; FHL #1254348.

Nancy Gearhart

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     Nancy Gearhart married William Sims.

Child of Nancy Gearhart and William Sims

Nancy Gearhart1

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     Nancy Gearhart married William Stover.1

Children of Nancy Gearhart and William Stover

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 607.

Russell Alfred Gearhart1

M, b. 26 February 1910, d. 9 January 1987
     Russell Alfred Gearhart was born on 26 February 1910 at Nevada, Story Co., IA.1 He was the son of John Edward Gearhart and Margaret Schandelmeier.1 Russell Alfred Gearhart married Wilma Lenore Deaton, daughter of Lawson Deaton and Nellie Blanche Alcox, on 27 June 1934 at Nevada, Story Co., IA. Russell Alfred Gearhart lived on 16 October 1940 at 216 North Hazel Street, Ames, Story Co., IA, WW II draft registration, employed at Ames Panitorium. He died on 9 January 1987 at Contra Costa Co., CA, at age 76.

Child of Russell Alfred Gearhart and Wilma Lenore Deaton

Citations

  1. [S1036] 1910 Federal Census, Story County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 424.

Ruth Gearhart1

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     Ruth Gearhart married Albert C. Savidge, son of Hon. Clinton R. Savidge and Louise Essick.1

Children of Ruth Gearhart and Albert C. Savidge

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 206.
  2. [S900] 1930 Federal Census, Marion County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 608-17; FHL #2340341-52.

William Gearhart

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     William Gearhart married Ina G. Johnson, daughter of John Merrill Johnson and Mary M. Hicks, on 20 December 1891 at Silver Creek Twp., Mills Co., IA.

William H. Gearhart1

M, b. circa 1833
     William H. Gearhart was born circa 1833 at Ohio.1 He married Mary E. Pringle circa 1860.1 William H. Gearhart lived in 1900 at Davis Twp., Caldwell Co., MO.

Child of William H. Gearhart and Mary E. Pringle

Citations

  1. [S15] 1880 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 348; FHL #1254348.

Doris Elizabeth Gearheart

F, b. 29 April 1925, d. 2 May 2005
     Doris Elizabeth Gearheart was born on 29 April 1925 at Richmond, VA. She married Harry Thomas Fuqua Jr. on 12 May 1951 at Richmond, VA. Doris Elizabeth Gearheart died on 2 May 2005 at age 80.

Ellen Geary1

F, b. July 1873, d. before May 1936
     Ellen Geary was also known as "Nellie" per marriage record. She was born in July 1873 at Ireland.1 She married Michael P. Ryan on 26 February 1895 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Ellen Geary died before May 1936 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, presume buried in same cemetery as her husband. DLB 2021.

Child of Ellen Geary and Michael P. Ryan

Citations

  1. [S957] 1910 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 237-283; FHL #1374254.

Peter Gebhard

M, b. 2 June 1869, d. 12 January 1945
     Peter Gebhard married Carolina Triem, daughter of Daniel Triem and Karolina Fell. Peter Gebhard was born on 2 June 1869. He died on 12 January 1945 at age 75.

Absolom Gebhart

M, b. circa 28 February 1818, d. 7 March 1863
     Absolom Gebhart was born circa 28 February 1818 at Montgomery Co., OH. He was the son of Johann Philipp Gebhart and Elizabeth Gebhart. Absolom Gebhart died on 7 March 1863 at Montgomery Co., OH.

Ada Ann Gebhart

F, b. September 1888, d. 27 November 1970
     Ada Ann Gebhart was born in September 1888 at Montgomery Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Charles Levi Gebhart and Susan Catherine Francis. Ada Ann Gebhart married Ohmer Washington Shoemaker, son of Charles V. Shoemaker and Frances M. Karr, circa 1910. Ada Ann Gebhart lived on 26 April 1930 at Bethel Twp., Clark Co., OH.1 She died on 27 November 1970 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 82.

Children of Ada Ann Gebhart and Ohmer Washington Shoemaker

Citations

  1. [S1358] 1930 Federal Census, Clark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1756; FHL #2341491.

Albert Gebhart1

M, b. April 1855, d. 20 October 1931
     Albert Gebhart was born in April 1855 at Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., OH.2,1 He was the son of Reuben Gebhart and Caroline Reichard.2 Albert Gebhart married Florence S. Hipple, daughter of Clinton Hipple and Eliza Jane Stettler, on 16 August 1876 at Montgomery Co., OH. Occupation: Blacksmith in carriage factory in 1900 at Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., OH.1 Albert Gebhart died on 20 October 1931 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 76.

Children of Albert Gebhart and Florence S. Hipple

Citations

  1. [S288] 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Films 1306 - 8; FHL #1241306-8.
  2. [S969] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1013 - 1015; FHL #805013 - 5.
  3. [S129] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1051/1052; FHL #1255051/1255052.

Alpha Omega Gebhart

F, b. 14 February 1881, d. 26 January 1945
     Alpha Omega Gebhart was born on 14 February 1881 at Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., OH. She was the daughter of Charles Levi Gebhart and Susan Catherine Francis. Alpha Omega Gebhart married Lewis Edward Fox, son of Martin Frederick Fox and Ida Mae Pritchard, on 22 November 1900 at Montgomery Co., OH. Alpha Omega Gebhart died on 26 January 1945 at Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 63. She was buried in January 1945 at Davids Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery Co., OH, Findagrave #41709001.

Children of Alpha Omega Gebhart and Lewis Edward Fox