Descendants of Reuben GEORGE, Sr. 1776-1837
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Reuben GEORGE Sr. 1776-1837
    m 1) Ann HANDLEY 1797 WV (6 ch)
    m 2) Esther HARDEN 1826 OH (2 ch)
Greenbrier Co WV-Butler Co OH
#6 unknown daughter b 1809 WV

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Reuben and Ann (Handley) GEORGE
Family and Descendants

* In Virginia * In Ohio * Family Lines and Sources

Research by many cousins is being compiled here by one of Ann and Reuben's
great-great-great-granddaughters, Nancy Sween,

VIRGINIA: Monroe and Greenbrier Counties, WV
Reuben GEORGE - Ann HANDLEY - Archibald and Jean Henderson HANDLEY

Reuben GEORGE Sr.
Reuben George Sr. was born July 31 1776 in Virginia, according to family records. (The 1810 Monroe County, WV census may be in error to suggest that he was born about 1765.) At first family researchers thought that Reuben was the son of Reuben and Mildred Rogers George, but this has been disproven - without proving who his parents were. There were other George families in Greenbrier County WV who may have been related to Reuben. In 2002, a number of men with the GEORGE surname joined a DNA test group, including one participant who is trying to establish who our Reuben Sr.'s ancestors were. See Reuben Sr.'s will.

Earlier George family researchers said Reuben fought and was a veteran of the Ohio Indian Wars.

Ann (HANDLEY) and Reuben GEORGE
Ann Handley, daughter of Archibald and Jean (HENDERSON) HANDLEY, married Reuben George (also called Reuben Foster) on March 2 1797 in Greenbrier County, WV. According to the possibly inaccurate 1810 (Monroe Co?) census, Ann was born about 1764, and would have been about 33 when married. (Leona Andrus, on Family Search estimates her birth year about 1778, in PA, thus being about 19 when married.) We are gradually collecting information about Ann and her siblings.

Between 1798 and 1810, Ann and Reuben George had at least 6 children: Fannie, Joshua, Reuben Jr., Jane, Enoch, and a daughter who seems to have died in childhood.

Archibald and Jean (Henderson) HANDLEY
Randall J. Handly gives further details about Archibald (1730-1796):
"He owned 550 acres of land with his brother John on Indian Creek, now Monroe Co., in 1774. He is listed with his brothers John and James, under Greenbrier Co., in the First U.S. Census 1782 - 1785. He was a member of the grand jury of Monroe Co., in May 1781 and a road inspector in 1782. Archibald's will was witnessed by John Handley and Michael Erskine and settled by John Handley and Samuel Clark -- all of Monroe Co. His will is on record at Lewisburg."

More on the Archibald Handley family

OHIO: Butler County, OH
Reuben (Sr) and Esther Hardin Philips George
The George family moved to the hilly, forested land in southwestern Ohio north of Cincinnati near Okeana in Butler County about 1812. Ann died in Ohio in the 1820s. Reuben was already a grandfather when he married Esther Hardin Phillips (born in the 1780s?) on February 2 1826 in Butler County, Ohio. Reuben and Esther had two children between 1827 and 1830: Isaac and Mary (Polly, or "Aunt Pops"). Reuben's thirty-five year old son Joshua George died of typhoid fever about 1835-6, and Reuben, Esther, and Isaac are believed to have died during an epidemic in the summer of 1837, all in Butler County. Reuben Sr. made his mark to approve his will dated June 10 1837, witnessed by James Jenkins, Evan Jenkins, and Wm. C. Jenkins. The will was filed September 1837, will record number 2, page 276. Squire DeArmond bought Reuben Sr.'s farm and became the guardian of Reuben's 6 year old daughter Mary. (For more family history, see the CHARTS and LINKS sections.)

Reuben GEORGE Sr.
married 2 Mar 1797
Greenbrier County WV
First family: Children of Ann and Reuben GEORGE Sr.
Reuben GEORGE Jr
(daughter) GEORGE
(only in 1810 census)
Second family: Children of Esther and Reuben GEORGE Sr.
Reuben GEORGE Sr.
married 2 Feb 1826
Butler County OH
NOTE: 1st sons were sometimes named after the father's father, so Reuben George Sr.'s unknown father might have been named Joshua GEORGE and unknown mother might have been named Fanny GEORGE, for the eldest sister. On the other hand, neither the second son (Reuben Jr) nor the 2nd daughter (Jane) were named after Ann Handley George's parents, Archibald and Jean (Henderson) HANDLEY.

Resource Index
Charts and Links
Name Lists
* Reuben George (Sr) Children: 2nd Generation Chart (below)
* Reuben George (Sr) Children: 2nd Generation History
* 3rd and 4th Generations
* Index - Home     Family Index * * Family Lines and Sources * * First Generation Chart
Children of Reuben and Ann (Handley) GEORGE

with family resource sources
1. Fannie (GEORGE) JOHNSON lines:
* Jacob JOHNSON (Butler Co OH)
James W. MacDonald; Miriam VanMason
  1. Reuben JOHNSON
  2. Sarah Ann JOHNSON
  3. John JOHNSON
  4. Aletha Jane JOHNSON
  5. Rebecca (JOHNSON) WALTZ:

  1. James W. MacDonald with Waltz - McDonald photo album
2. Joshua GEORGE lines:
Butler Co OH
Miriam VanMason; Frances Ertel; "The George Family Fiftieth Reunion" booklet, August 13 1967; George (reunion) Newsletters, 1967-79 and 1982
* Catherine Thompson Gough     (Catherine's son with her first husband, Dr. William Gough, was Charles T. Gough, "Uncle Charlie", who was a teacher.)
1. Martha Jane (GEORGE) BROWN:

1. Jim Brown, Ruth Coleman, Margorie Fugate, Leo Hoober, Helen Muller, Carol K. Paulsen, (more on the Brown family)
2. Enoch Jackson GEORGE:

2. Frances Ertel, Lucille King, Mary Jane Rieth; with pages on Cary & Emma George, Homer & Blanche George, C. F. & Maybelle George
3. Andrew Thompson GEORGE:

3. --
4. Reuben Handley GEORGE:

4. Ruby Nogle
5. David Wilson GEORGE5. Jay Wright (Patterson-Davis line)
3. Reuben GEORGE Jr lines:
* 1. Margaret LYNN (Butler Co OH)
Doniphan County, KS censuses for 1855, 1860, 1870, 1880;
* 2. Nancy McCOTTER (OH, IN, MO, KS) Mr. O.Hazen; Robert Guier; Francis E. Turner (County Clerk, Andrew Co, MO); Andrew Co, MO censuses
1. marriage record Andrew Co., MO
("Mandy" was likely the daughter of Reuben and Margaret (LYNN) GEORGE)
2. Elizabeth (GEORGE) BAILY:

2. Doug Baily; James J. Buck; Clara Heg; Winslow Heg; Mr. Orville Hazen

3. Parker Stockholm; Ruth Kehoe; Austin George; W. "Jack" George; Harry Shelton
4. Newton Hanley GEORGE:

4. Eva Lorine Fletcher; Amy Nauser; Ruby Boeth

5. Sarah E. GEORGE ---
4. Jane (GEORGE) SKILES lines:
* Isaac Skiles (OH-IN)
Zelma Kelly, Pageen, and Janean
  1. Reuben SKILES
  2. Mary Catherine (SKILES) BROWN
  3. Elizabeth Ann (SKILES) STOKES
  4. Fanny Jane SKILES
  5. Enoch George SKILES
  6. Sarah Ellen (SKILES) VANSCYOC
  7. Amanda Malvanea SKILES
  8. Eliza Rosaletta (SKILES) SHAW
  9. Martha Anetta (SKILES) KELLY:

  1. Zelma Kelly
5. Enoch GEORGE lines:
* 1. Jane McCOTTER
Grandchildren of Enoch & Jane
* 2. Matilda (no children with Enoch)
Karene Stevens, Andrew County, MO censuses for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880; Doniphan Co, KS censuses for 1860, 1870, 1880
  1. Annaretta (GEORGE) ST.CLEAR / ST.CLAIR
  2. Joshua James GEORGE:
  3. Reuben Andrew GEORGE:
  4. Isaac Newton GEORGE:
  5. Sarah E. (GEORGE) CLEMONS:
  6. Fannie (GEORGE) COLBURN:
  7. Ezra GEORGE
  8. Mary Ellen (GEORGE) EPPLER:
  9. Nancy J. (GEORGE) ASHLEY:
  10. Emma Kate (GEORGE) ASHLEY:

  1. Walter George; J. Otto George, M.D.
  2. Walter Reese George line

  3. Karene Stevens

6. (daughter) GEORGE: 1810 Monroe County, VA (WV) census
Reuben and Esther (Hardin) PHILLIPS GEORGE's children:
7. Isaac GEORGE
8. Mary "Polly" (GEORGE) DeARMOND line:
* J. R. DeArmond
  1. Anadetta (DeARMOND) ROBERTS
7. Isaac died young, about the time his parents died
8. Aunt Pop married into the DeArmond family - to John Randolph DeArmond, son of James and Maria (Youmans) DeArmond - and lived from 1830-1931


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