Descendants of John Price


John and Esther (Smith) Price                                                 


In his genealogy of the Smith families (NYBG Record, Vol. 85, 1954), Samuel Stelle Smith provided the only information found so far on Esther Smith, daughter of Hezekiah (4) Smith.  It is not known whether she was a daughter by his first wife Mary (-) or his second wife Sarah (-).  According to a Bible owned by a Smith descendant, Esther was born 16 Jan 1746, and died 9 May 1799.   

In an unrecorded will written 7 Jan 1782, Hezekiah Smith gave a bequest to daughter Esther Price which consisted of “ part of my land and mortgages and investments and salt meadows while she continues to be the widow of John Price.”  On 22 Jun 1799, Hezekiah made another will which was recorded and in which Esther was not mentioned. 

To date, no record of her marriage to John Price has been found.  There also is very little known about him.  He was born in Glastonbury, CT, 16 Jun 1739, the son of Samuel 2 (Robert 1) Price and Sarah Perrin who migrated from Connecticut to Sussex Co., NJ, perhaps as early as 1741.  John died before 7 Jan 1782.  In the “History of Sussex County, New Jersey”, compiled by James P. Snell, it is related that John returned to Connecticut, and eventually to seafaring.  It is not known if this is an accurate account.  A Captain John Price, Stepney, CT, was master of the ‘Sea Flower’ to North Carolina as early as 1772, but further information has not been found to confirm that he was the same person. 


Hezekiah Price                                                  


The only known child of John and Esther (Smith) Price was Hezekiah Price.  Some genealogists place the year of his birth as 1761.  On 23 Sep 1782, he married Nancy/ Anne Hopkins in Frankford Twp., Sussex Co., NJ.  The ceremony was conducted by his uncle, Squire Francis Price, J.P.  The parents of Nancy Hopkins are not known.  

In 1786, Hezekiah was an Inn holder in Somerset Co., NJ, and was listed on the tax rolls for Bridgewater Twp., 1785-1787, and 1792-1794.  He was a witness to the will of Peter Staats of Bridgewater Twp., on 12 Oct 1793; and he and his wife Anne signed a mortgage in Somerset Co., on 31 Mar 1794.   

By 1796, Hezekiah was in Hamilton Co., OH.  The birthplaces of his children indicate his family was still in New Jersey as late as March 1796, but they were in Hamilton Co., before February 1798.  On 3 Jul 1797, he was appointed administrator of the estate of William Harris in Hamilton Co., and on 21 Jan 1799, at the Miami (OH) Land Office, he witnessed a deed from John Cleves Symmes to Mary Sebring, daughter of William Harris and the wife of Abraham Sebring, Jr.  That same year, his grandfather Hezekiah Smith bequeathed to him the proceeds from the sale of a house and lot in Bridgewater Twp., Somerset Co., NJ. 

  Active in civic affairs, Hezekiah participated in the first election held in Columbia Twp., Hamilton Co., OH, in 1803.  He served in the first Ohio State Legislature as a member of the House from 1804 to 1806 and as a Senator from 1806 to 1810.  He was mentioned in 1807 and 1810 in the Western Spy and Hamilton Gazette in accounts of meetings of the Republican Corresponding Society of Hamilton County and was likely a member of the organization.  He was a Justice of the Peace in Sycamore Twp., as early as 1812, continuing in this capacity at least as late as 1821. 

  At the 8 April1818 Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Hezekiah and his son William R. Price proved the will of David Little. At the same session, Hezekiah provided security for the estate of Joshua Ward whose widow was Jane Ward.  At the 15 September Court, he provided security  with Aaron Boram for the estate of Job Stratton and was appointed an administrator of the estate of Levi Heath.  At a session held 5 Apr 1819, he was appointed an administrator of the estate of John Carlin and his son Clarkson Price was one of those who provided security.  By 25 Dec 1820, Jane Ward of Indiana, widow of Joshua, was deceased.  Her will was filed 6 Jan 1821, with executor Hezekiah Price.  The Price children were witnesses to her will.  In 1825, Hezekiah appraised the real estate of William Mitchell, deceased.   On 27 Nov 1829, he and John Snider were appointed administrators of the estate of David Felter.  

Hezekiah Price died between 1 Apr 1830 and 5 Jun 1830.  At a Special Court, 5 Jun 1830, William R. Price was appointed administrator of his estate.  Bond was set at $1400, with security provided by Martin Ryan and Dominicus King.  The appraisers of the estate were John Short, Richard Botkin and Jacob Felter.  Hezekiah signed his will 1 Apr 1830 and it was filed in Hamilton Co., 10 Aug 1830, naming his wife Anne; eldest son Clarkson; second son Peter; third and youngest son William R; eldest daughter Hannah Crain; second daughter Susannah Radabaugh; third daughter Esther Ryan; fourth and youngest daughter Katherine S. Price.  He bequeathed to son William, a house and lot in Mechanicsburgh, Butler Co., OH, being lot #4 of the original plot of said town, and William was to execute the will.  Witnesses were Robert and Richard Botkin.

  It is not known when Nancy/Anne (Hopkins) Price died, and it is believed she and Hezekiah, some of their children, and other family members were buried in a cemetery on his farm in Montgomery, Hamilton Co., OH.  This became the Radabaugh farm in 1835.  Many years later, the cemetery was demolished and it is not known if the bodies were interred elsewhere.


Children of Hezekiah Price and Nancy Hopkins:

     1)  Hannah Price, b NJ, 21 Aug 1783; d OH, 28 Mar 1852; md ca 1803, Matthias Crain, b NJ, 24 Feb 1773; d OH, 15 Feb 1856, bur Osborn Cem., Warren Co., OH.  Their unknown children are presumed based on census records. 


          Crain children:

               a)  Daughter Crain, b ca 1804

               b)  Daughter Crain, b ca 1806


              c)  Hezekiah P. Crain, b OH, Feb 1809; d Clermont Co., OH, 8 Sep 1873; md #1) Unknown and #2) Kesiah (-), b NY, ca 1821.  Children: Levi, Jacob L., Baby (dy), Margaret Ann, Catherine D., Mary E., Charles S., Perry, Steven P., unknown son.


               d)  Daughter Crain, b ca 1810

               e)  Daughter Crain, b ca 1812

               f)  Hester Crain, b 1820; d aft 1850

               g)  Son Crain, b ca 1825


    2)  Clarkson Price, b NJ, 1784; d 10 Jan 1839, Plainville, Hamilton Co., OH; md 19 Mar 1807, Montgomery Presby. Church, Hamilton Co., Sarah Balser, b 1790, Brownsville, PA; d 9 Feb 1860, Indianapolis, IN.  She and Clarkson were removed from an unknown cemetery or cemeteries and buried in Laurel Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH, 9 May 1872.  He served in the War of 1812, Capt. Luther Leonard’s Co., probably from Butler Co., OH. 


          Price children:

               a)  John Balser Price, b OH, 19 Jan 1808; d Decatur, AL, 12 Apr 1874, bur Crosson Cem., Harlan Twp., Warren Co., OH; md 24 Jul 1831, Plainville, Hamilton Co., OH, Eliza Ann Earhart, b OH, 26 Oct 1811; d Chicago, IL, 15 Feb1895.  Children: Alassanna, Herschel, Leonidus Hamlin, Samuel Clarkson, Nathaniel Shepard Armstrong, Sarah Priscilla, and Elizabeth.


               b)  Sarah Price, b OH, 22 Apr 1810; d Indianapolis, IN, 8 Mar 1887; md John Berryman, b ca 1807; d aft 1870.  Berryman children: James, Martha A., Josephine, William H., John, M. Elizabeth, and Hester.


               c)  Hezekiah Price, b OH, 1810; d Madisonville, Hamilton Co., OH, 14 Oct 1843, bur. Laurel Cem.


               d)  Henry B. Price, b Montgomery, OH; 1814; d Madisonville, Hamilton Co., OH, 14 May 1869, bur. Laurel Cem.; md Mary I. Ludlow, b OH, ca 1823; d Madisonville, OH, 10 Jan 1899, bur Laurel Cem.  Children: Leonidas L., Josephine A., James, Sarah Belle, Frank P., and Millie W.


               e)  Jabez Price, b OH, ca 1826; d Cincinnati, OH, 24 Feb 1899, bur Laurel Cem.; md Hamilton Co., OH, 27 May 1866, Margaretta Maynard, b OH, 1830; d Cincinnati, OH, 12 Jan 1899, bur Laurel Cem.  


               f)  Perhaps Joseph Price


               g)  Perhaps B. William Price


     3)  Peter Smith Price, b NJ, 24 Mar 1790; d Hamilton Co., OH, 12 Aug 1861, bur Plainfield-Carpenter's Run (Pioneer) Baptist Cem. ; md by Warren Co., OH license, 10 Jun 1812, on 18 Jun 1812, Jane Alexander, b PA, 1789; d aft. 1871. 
He served in the War of 1812, Capt. Luther Leonard’s Co., probably from Butler Co., OH.  For a few years, Peter and his family moved from Hamilton Co., OH, to Clermont Co., OH, where he was enumerated in the 1830 Census.  Those children born at the time his exact residence is unknown, when there is no document stating otherwise, could have been born in either county. 


          Price children:

               a)  Anne Price, b Hamilton Co., OH, ca 1813; d aft. 1880.  She never married. Family tradition states she was active in the Ohio Underground Railway during the Civil War.  In 1880 she was living in Brown Co., OH, with her brother Peter Smith Price, Jr., and his family.


               b)  William R. Price, b Sharonville, Hamilton Co., OH, 2 Nov 1814; d Sharonville, 23 Oct 1904, bur. Reading Protestant Cem.; md Hamilton Co., OH, March, 1838, Elizabeth Hagle, believed to have been the daughter of John Hagle, step-son of Henry Runyan and the son of Mary (Bush) Hagle Runyan who were early settlers from Harrison Co. (now) WV, to Sycamore Twp., Hamilton Co.  Children: Susan H., Laura, Florence, Jacob, Serilda J., and Siegel.


              c)  John A. Price, b Hamilton Co., OH, 1816; d Hamilton Co., OH,1890, bur Reading Protestant Cem; md #) Unknown; md #2) Sarah Furman (aka Ferman), b OH, 1826; d Hamilton Co., OH, 20 Oct 1902, bur Reading Protestant Cem. 

Children: By #1) Melissa and Sylvanus.  By #2) Erastus W., Elizabeth Jennie, Edward and John Henry.


               d)  Martin Price, b Sharonville, Hamilton Co., OH, Sept. 1818; d Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, 12 Sept 1895, bur Spring Grove Cem.; md by Warren Co., OH license, 12 Oct 1846, Abigail Conover, b Warren Co., 2 Jan 1827; d Cincinnati, OH, 1 May 1897, bur Spring Grove Cem.  She was the dau. of William and Hester (Runyan) Conover of Warren Co., and the sister of Mary Jane Conover (see Peter Smith Price, Jr.). 

Children:  Salina, Dennison, William, Elizabeth, Emma, Andrew W. and John Sullivan.


               e)  Samuel N. Price, b Sharonville, Hamilton Co., OH; d Branch Hill, Clermont Co., OH, 29 Apr. 1887, bur Evergreen Cem., Clermont Co.; md Clermont Co., OH, 12 Feb 1854, Sarah Johnston, the dau. of William and Margaret Fenton (Karr) Johnston, b Hamilton Co., OH, 1833; d Clermont Co., OH, 9 Sep 1893, bur Evergreen Cem.  Children:  Margaret, Emma A., Irwin Nathaniel Shepard, Ira Edgar, Benjamin Franklin, and Evaline. 


               f)  Erastus Price, b OH, 14 Mar 1824; d Hamilton Co., OH, 26 Nov 1851, bur Plainfield-Carpenter’s Run (Pioneer) Baptist Cem.; md Hamilton Co., OH, 5 May 1850, Rachel Ann Thompson, dau. of David Thompson and Edith Anderson Ferguson, b OH, 24 Feb 1830; d OH, 26 Nov 1860, bur Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Cem., Hamilton Co., OH.  She md #2) Hamilton Co., OH, 2 Jun 1857, Thomas Rodgers.  One Price child, Willie, dy.


               g)  Mary J. Price, b OH, ca 1825; believed to have married Andrew J. Thompson, Hamilton Co., OH, 30 Sep 1850.  If so, he was the son of Samuel Thompson. 


               h)  Peter Smith Price, Jr., b OH, Jul 1828; d Hamilton Co., OH, 3 May 1901, bur Vine Street Hill Cem., Hamilton Co.; md Clermont Co., OH, 17 Apr 1860, Mary Jane Conover, dau. of William and Hester (Runyan) Conover and sister of Abigail Conover (see Martin Price).  She was b Warren Co., OH, 28 Dec 1834; d aft 1880 and bef. 1900.  Children:  Hester May, Amarillo (Emma), Martha Ellen, William Anson, twins Samuel and Jake (dy) and Frank. 


               i)  Steven M. Price, b Hamilton Co., OH, 1833; d Marion IN, 18 Feb 1903, bur Salem Cem., Grant Co., IN; md Hamilton Co., OH, 18 Sep 1861, Sarah Holmes, b OH, ca 1838.  He served in the CW from Hamilton Co., and migrated to IL, by 1869, then to IN, by 1875.  Children:  Willis, Mary A., Ellis E., Cerulie C., and L. Curtis. 


     4)  Susannah Price, born NJ, abt 1794, d aft 1862, OH; md ca 1815, James Radabaugh, b PA, 1794; d OH, abt 1862. 


          Radabaugh children:


               a)  Benjamin Radabaugh, b Hamilton Co., OH, 1 Sep 1816; d Hamilton Co., 12 Nov 1890, bur Hopewell Cem., Hamilton Co.; md ca 1840, Mary Cochran, b OH, 12 Feb 1814; d OH, 12 Aug 1907, bur Hopewell Cem.  Children: Harriet, Wilson, Martha, and William Emmett.


               b)  Clarkson Radabaugh, b OH, abt 1818; md Hamilton Co., OH, 16 Dec 1844, Mary Ann Sampson, b bef. 1826.


               c)  George Willis Radabaugh, b OH 1820; d 1875; md Warren Co., OH, 17 Jan 1844, Mary Ann Williams, b 1825; d 1885.  Children:  Emma, William, Margaret, John, George, and James Elmore. 


               d)  Peter P. Radabaugh, b Hamilton Co., OH, 1823; d OH, 24 Feb 1863, bur Hopewell Cem., Hamilton Co.; md ca 1848, Mary Jane Patton/Patten, b 1819; d OH, 22 Jan 1899, bur Hopewell Cem.  Children:  Emma, Samuel H., Eliza, Hamilton, and William.


               e)  John Radabaugh, b Hamilton Co., OH, 15 Feb 1828; d Coos Co., OR, 3 Apr 1898; md Darke Co., OH, 18 Apr 1858, Nancy Mauk, b Darke Co., OH, 3 May 1839; d Coos Co., OR, 18 Feb 1901.  Children:  Mary L., Sarah M., Andrew J., Simmon Albert, and John Henry. 


               f)  Catharine Radabaugh, b 1829; md Hamilton Co., OH, 29 Nov 1854, Daniel Snider.


               g)  Margaret Radabaugh, b Hamilton Co., OH, 10 Jul 1832; d Yellow Springs, Green Co., OH, 29 Nov 1920, bur Glen Forest Cem.; md Hamilton Co., OH, Oct. 1851, Daniel Booram, b 1818; d ca 1862.  She md #2) Warren Co., OH, Dec. 1865, Joseph Shawhan, b 1819; d Warren Co., OH, 1881.  Booram children:  John Franklin, Ida and Lucretia.   Shawhan children: Mattie and Frederick. 


     5)  Esther/Hester Price, b NJ, 13 Mar 1796; d New Richmond, Clermont Co., OH, 6 Feb 1872, bur Greenmound Cem., New Richmond; md by Butler Co., OH license, 18 Nov 1813, Martin Ryan, son of William Ryan, Sr., of Hamilton Co., OH, b NJ, 18 Dec 1791; d New Richmond, OH, 20 Jul 1878, bur Greemound Cem.  They had no children and reared those of his brother William Ryan, Jr. 


     6)  William R. Price, b Hamilton Co., OH, 11 Feb 1798; d Clermont Co., OH, 14 Oct 1878, buried Laurel Cem., Hamilton Co.; md Hamilton Co., OH, 29 Mar 1821, Sarah King, daughter of Alexander and Olive (-) King, b OH, 11 Aug 1801, d  Laurel, OH, 19 Aug 1865, buried Laurel Cem.  William was a Methodist minister. 


          Price children:

                      a)  Son Price, b bef. 1825

          b)  Dau Price, b bef 1825


               c)  Alexander King Price b OH, Aug 1825; d 1901; md Clermont Co., OH, 17 Sep 1846, Elizabeth Jones, b OH, 1824; d Laurel, Clermont Co., OH, 10 Jan 1885.  Children:  George L., Edwin H., Hester M., and Wilbertie Bircha.


               d)  Son Price, b aft 1826


               e)  Mary O. Price, b KY, 5 Jan 1842; d Grand Rapids, Wood Co., OH, 15 Jan 1926, bur Beavercreek Cem., Grand Rapids; md Wood Co., OH, 25 Jan 1877, Richard Andrew Housley, b Sharon Center, Medina Co., OH, 16 Jul 1844; d Grand Rapids, Wood Co., OH, 27 Aug 1927, bur. Beavercreek Cem.  


               f)  William Fletcher Price, b Boone Co., KY, 2 Mar 1844; d Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH, 16 Jul 1928, bur Hillsboro Cem.; md Clermont Co., OH, 25 Dec 1872, Kate A. Jones, b OH, Feb 1853; d Hillsboro, Highland Co., aft 1928, bur Hillsboro Cem.  Children:  Florence, Carl Clifton, and Mabel Claire.


Note:  William R. Price likely had other children not yet identified.  In the History of Highland County, OH, one of William’s sons (William Fletcher Price) is mentioned as coming from a large family but only two siblings are named in this source.


     7)  Likely, Sarah Price,  b by/bef. 1803; d probably without issue before Hezekiah Price made his 1830 will; md Sycamore Twp., Hamilton Co., OH, 23 Aug 1821, John M. Cameron.  Officiating at the ceremony was Hezekiah Price, JP. 


     8)  Catherine S. Price, b Montgomery, Hamilton Co., OH, 26 Aug 1806; d Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OH, 9 Jul 1873, bur Green Mound Cem., New Richmond, Clermont Co.; md Clermont Co., OH, 20 Sep 1838, James Morin, b Clermont Co., OH, 27 Dec 1811; d Clermont Co., 20 Jun 1874, bur Green Mount Cem.  They had no children. 


     9)  Possibly John Price.  No information has been found to confirm that he was a son.  If so, he may have been born in the late 1780’s and died young. 


Sources:  NYGB Record, Vol. 85, 1954; “History of Sussex Co., NJ”, James P. Snell (reprint 1981); “The History of Ancient Wethersfield”, Vol. 1, Henry R. Stiles (reprint 1974); Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Vol. III, # 1, A Van Doren Honeyman (1914); NJ Post-Revolutionary Documents, Calendar of Wills, 1791-1795, pg. 339; Fords’ “History of Hamilton County, Ohio” (1881); Crossroad of Our Nation (var. issues, OH Gen. Soc.); The Tracer, Hamilton Co., OH Gen. Soc. (var. issues); Roster of Ohio Soldiers of 1812, Ohio Adjutant General Dept.; Abstract of Book 1 & Book A, 1791-1826 & Abstract of Book 3, 1829-1834, Probate Court, Hamilton Co., OH, Hamilton Co. Gen. Soc. (1977 & 1981); Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Vols. 8 & 11, ed. Mary Remler, Hamilton Co. Gen. Soc.(1994 & 1998); Restored Hamilton County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1859, Jeffrey G. Herbert, Hamilton Co., OH Gen. Soc.(1998); Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1793-1810, Karen Mauer Green, The Frontier Press, (1986); Wills Filed in Probate Court, Hamilton Co., OH, 1791-1901, Lois E. Hughes, Heritage Books (1991); Warren County, Ohio Marriage Records, 1834-1854, Willard Heiss (1977); Warren Co. (OH) Cemetery Records, Vol. II, Warren Co. Gen. Soc., 1985; Clermont County, Ohio Marriages, 1850-1874, Clermont Co., Gen. Soc. (1989); OH Federal Census; published NJ & OH tax records; will of Hezekiah Price; genealogy research by Carol Biehle, Loveland, OH. 


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