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Notes for Uriah P COONROD

Uriah's parentage has not been verified but in 1830 a John Staub, 40-50 years old, lived at Germany, Adams Co, PA, Rebecca's father?. On the previous page of the census was John Conrad, 40-50 years old, with another male aged 20-30 year old male, Uriah with brother? In 1850 John Coonrod of Tyrone, Adams Co, OH, had a 12 year old son named Uriah, named for Uncle Uriah?. The Staub genealogy says the family moved from Adams Co to Maryland, then to Seneca Co, OH.

Residences & events:

From the History of Seneca Co, OH, Clinton Twp:
The Rock Creek Saw-mill was erected in 1826 by Josiah Hedges, at the intersection of Circular road and East Market Street, on the site of the old mill. This was rented shortly after to Joseph Janey, and was subsequently operated by Uriah P. Coonrad and Chris. Y. Pierson, from August 3, 1832, until its destruction by fire in 1833.

1840 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH. The census recorded his full name with a household consisting of: 2 males under 5 years of age, Uriah at 20-30, and his wife, also 20-30. Down the road lived Jacob Staub, probably Rebecca's brother as he was the same age and her parents were in the same township. Uriah was the only Coonrod in the county.

7/18/1860 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH. He was listed as Uriah P Conrad, 39, in the census, occupation of cenlutio (?). Rebecca was 33 and they had several children: Edward L, 12; Francis A, 10, (male); Van Cleve, 12; Rio D, 6; Fidelious, 4; Sevanius A, 2; and Merry N, 5 months. Also living there was 18 year old Mary Shetts, relationship unstated. Next door was Merry Staub, 64, Rebecca's mother.

Again from the History of Seneca Co, OH:
Masonic History.-Sandusky. Lodge, No. 77, was organized October 19, 1842, under charter, with the following named members....Uriah P. Coonrad,

11/5/1856 Uriah P Coonrod bought several pieces of land on the same date:
Sale-Cash Entries, amounts unspecified
1. Land Description: 1 304 1ST PPM No 2 S 14 E
2. Land Description: 1 305 1ST PPM No 2 S 14 E
3. Land Description: 1 308 1ST PPM No 2 S 14 E
4. Land Description: 1 317 1ST PPM No 2 S 14 E
5. Land Description: 1 22 1ST PPM No 2 S 14 E
He was the only Coonrod in Ohio land records and the only Coonrod/Conrad in that land office.

8/2/1860 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH. The census taker recorded him as W.P, 50, but without occupation or property. Wife Rebecca, 44, had $1500/50 worth of property. Children in the house were sons Vanclev, 18, clerk; R.D., 16; Fibiuls, 15; and Sevenus A, 11; daughters Mary, 10; and Alde, 5.

7/8/1870 Hopewell, Seneca Co, OH. That year at census time U.P. 60, was a wealthy farmer with property valued at $6000/1200. Rebecca was 54 and still at home were Sylvanus, 21, Mary, 18, and Alta, 17.

According to NJ tax lists, the only Coonrod there in 1811 when Uriah was born, was Francis, living in Randolph Twp, Morris Co. He was there from 1806-1818.

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