Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Joshua CHILCOTE

All children listed below may not belong to this family but are listed here for safe keeping until their relationships can be determined.

Residences & events:

Bef 1810 Dunbar Twp, Fayette Co, PA where at least 2 children were born.

Columbia Co, OH

1820 Perry Twp, Wayne Co, OH. The census that year recorded Joshua living next door to a John Chilcoat, 26-45. Joshua's family consisted of 2 males aged 10-16, 1 at 16-18, 1 was 16-26, Joshua was over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 at 16-26, and probably his wife, also over 45. Four were engaged in agriculture.

Bef 1827 Cranberry Twp, Crawford Co, OH.

From the History of Crawford Co:

When it first received its name is indeterminate, but it is quite certain that in 1827, it was known as Cranberry, and, at that time, included the present Chatfield Township, and perhaps others. This is true. because, when Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States for his first term, the few settlers in Chatfield came to the cabin of Joshua Chilcote, in Cranberry, to poll their votes, renderng it certain that the latter township had been created a year or two previously, and that its officers had been duly elected. There were some fifteen or sixteen votes cast at the time, seven of them coming from Cranberry; and the remainder from Chatfield or other townships.....

About the time Aaron Cory located in the township, George Myers and Joshua Chilcote also came in and built their cabins. Myers purchased the land where New Washington now stands. and afterward became closely identified with the early history of that village. Chilcote located about a mile and a half southeast of New Washington. He had come from one of the Eastern States a few years before, and had settled in Columbiana County, Ohio ; but, when his land there arose considerable in value, he sold out and came farther into the unsettled forest in order to purchase a larger tract of land with the money at his disposal. He had five sons-John, Nicodemus, James, .Joshua and Heathcote-and two or three daughters. These children married and settled in the neighborhood of their father's farm, and afterward became prominent citizens. The father was a man of Great energy and decision of character. He served at diflerent times in nearly all the township offices, and was influential in opening up many of the early roads. His descendants are yet living in neighboring counties. A young man named ┬░Oak" Tyndal married one of his daughters in about 1827. This was probably the first marriage in the township.

1830 Cranberry Twp, Crawford Co, OH. Joshua still lived next door to John and 2 doors down the other direction was the family of James and 2 doors from him was Nichodemus. Joshua was then 60-70 years old and had living with him: 2 males at 5-10 years of age, 1 at 15-20, 1 was 20-30, 1 female aged 5-10, and 1 at 60-70.

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