Published February 24, 2006:
A family data file was found on the LDS web site listing a
Henry Carson, born July 31, 1744 in Lancaster, PA. He had a brother
Samuel born October 25, 1742 in Lancaster, PA. I have been tracking
Henry and Samuel for several months - they were both in Mifflin, PA 1790,
1800. This Carson family came to America very early. I believe
they went from County Down, Ireland to Maryland and at least one member of
this Carson line
was in Prince Georges, Maryland by 1702. Thomas "Tommy" Carson
married Vanessa Ellis there in 1702. Vanessa was the great-grand
aunt of Margaret Ellis who married Henry Carson's son David.
We know that two daughters of Henry Carson married into
the Giffin family who were also in Mifflin, PA and Hamilton, OH. It
was not until I learned more about Samuel Carson that I discovered they
had also lived in Licking Co, Ohio before going to Hamilton Co.
Samuel Carson died November 5, 1830 in Licking Co, Ohio. He served
in the Revolutionary War and participated in the battles of Germantown and
Brandywine. Several other Carsons also served in those battles,
including William Carson of Beaver Co, PA. He is another Carson we
have been tracking who may have been related to Henry.
Samuel Carson appears in records of Licking Co, Ohio along
with James Giffin and Stephen Giffin. James
Giffin married Margaret Carson, the daughter of Henry Carson. I
believe Stephen was his brother. Stephen Giffin married Mary
Donaldson according to the Rev. war records. A Moses Donaldson was
listed next to James Giffin in 1820 Licking, OH. He may have been
related to her. Stephen Giffin moved from Licking, OH to Knox, OH
and died there November 6, 1839.
UPDATE MARCH 1, 2006: It was learned recently that Samuel
Carson and Henry Carson both served in the 4th Battalion Unit,
Pennsylvania line, during the Revolutionary War, both enlisted in
Lancaster, PA and both of them served a
total of seven years. This is more evidence to support my belief
that Samuel Carson of Licking Co, Ohio was the brother of Henry Carson of
Daniel Carson Monroe,Licking,OH 1820 (000100-10100) age 18-26
Samuel Carson Monroe,Licking,OH 1820 (001101-00001) age 45+
James Giffin Mary Ann,Licking,OH 1820 (10010-20011) age 26-45 - Image 1
NEXT LINE: Moses Donaldson Mary Ann, Licking OH 1820 (30010-21010) age
26-45 - Image 1
Stephen Giffin Mary Ann,Licking,OH 1820 (100010-11100) age 26-45 - Image 3
Stephen Giffin Mary Ann,Licking,OH 1820 (000011-00121) age 45+ - Image 5
Stephen Giffin was born July 19, 1753 in Lancaster, PA.
Henry Carson was born July 31, 1744 in Lancaster, PA and Samuel Carson was
also born in Lancaster, PA.
John Giffin married Elizabeth Carson, daughter of Henry
Carson. John was the son of
William Giffin who was in 1790 Mifflin, PA along with Henry Carson.
(Source: John Giffin descendant). John Giffin was born c1790 in Pennsylvania and died possibly in Butler Co,
According to the data file on the LDS web site, Henry
Carson was the son of Aaron Carson and Nancy Harper, both of whom were
born in Lancaster, PA. Aaron's parents were Amos Carson and
Elizabeth Clark born in County Down, Ireland. Amos died Nov. 8, 1758
probably in Lancaster, PA where his sons were born. So far I have
found only two sons for them: Aaron and Silas. Silas was born
Oct. 28, 1705 in Lancaster, PA. A third possible son was William
Carson who married Anna McCord (no proof).
The parents of Amos Carson were George William Carson and
Sarah Biddle, both born in County Down, Ireland. They had nine known
children, one of whom was Thomas "Tommy" Carson who married Vanessa Ellis
in Prince Georges, MD. It is not known where the other children of
George William Carson died, however, they were all born in Ireland.
The parents of George William Carson were John Aaron
Carson and Nancy Weddle (Waddle), both of County Down, Ireland. They
had eight known children all born in Ireland before 1647.
One of these Carsons married into the Critchfield family.
Walter Lewis Carson, son of George William Carson and Sarah Biddle,
married Debbie Critchfield in 1685 in County Down, Ireland. The
Critchfield family also came to America and I found a William Critchfield
who served in the Revolutionary war. He resided in Knox Co, OH when
he applied for a pension and stated that he was born 1763 in Hancock,
Maryland. A Charles Waddle vouched for him in his pension
application. He may have been related to Debbie....
REV WAR IMAGES
Series: M805 Roll: 232 Image: 156 File: S16091
William Critchfield, PA Line
Resided Knox County, Ohio in 1832, age 68. He entered the service August
1780 in Washington Co, PA and marched to Wheeling, VA and
thence to Coshocton, Ohio defeated the Indians and took several prisoners,
then went back to Wheeling, VA. In April 1782 he entered the
service a second time in Bedford, PA. Was born near where the town of
Handcock now stands in the state of Maryland in the year AD 1763
and that the record of his birth at the residence of his brother John
Critchfield in Holmes Co, Ohio. Further states that he lived in the county
Washington, PA when he entered the service and that he lived in Bedford
County, PA when he entered the service the second time and that he
has lived in Washington Co, PA and in Charlestown, VA and in Coshocton and
Knox Counties, Ohio since the Rev. war.
Declaration: We Thomas Rigdon a clergyman residing in Clinton Township in
said County of Knox and Charles Waddle in Danvill, Union
township in said County, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with
said William Critchfield.He appeared in court in 1833 in Knox Co, Ohio and received pension, age 68
Letter dated March 21, 1925 states that Wm. Critchfield was born 1763 in
A Nathaniel and William Critchfield were found in the 1810
Knox Co, Ohio Tax List. According to a narrative on Rootsweb.com
Nathaniel moved to Pennsylvania and then to Ohio. His wife Nancy was
a Quaker from Maryland. According to ancestry.com this family was
originally from Sussex, New Jersey but some of them were in Maryland.
A William Critchfield was born 1763 in Hancock, Maryland and was the son
of Nathaniel, so it is presumed this was the same William Critchfield who
filed for a Rev. War pension and resided in Knox Co, OH. I do not
find a Debbie Critchfield as part of this family, however she could be an
It is obvious this Carson family came to America quite
early and possibly went first to Prince Georges, Maryland, or near there.
AMOS CARSON (Update February 25,
There were at least two Amos Carsons in this Carson line.
One was born 1785 and the other was born 1793. I located the one
born 1785 in the 1860 census and he was living in Harford, Maryland.
He was born in Pennsylvania. I also located another Amos Carson in
the 1820 census of Staunton, Miami, Ohio. He was there with quite a
few other families allied with our Ohio ancestors. I have been
unable to locate him in subsequent census records, however, a younger
William Carson was also in Staunton, Miami, OH who was probably his
nephew. Information was found on a William Carson born 1804 in
Delaware who was the son of John Carson born 1770 in Maryland (LDS web
site). This family went to Miami, OH.
William Carson who was born 1804 married Rachel Gilmore
1832 in Miami, OH. She was the daughter of John Gilmore who was in
Miami, OH also. An older John Gilmore was in Colerain, Lancaster, PA
in 1800 living four households away from William Carson. A younger
John Gilmore was in Fallowfield, Washington, PA living near Nathan Ellis.
These Gilmores were probably related to Isabella Gilmore who married
William Carson of Lancaster, PA and Ross, Ohio.
William's father John was probably closely related to
Henry Carson, father of David Carson who married Margaret Ellis.
Land grant records for Aaron Carson and Benjamin Carson were found in
Miami, OH dated 1818. Aaron was the son of Larry Carson and Selma
Sheppard - descendants of this Carson line. Therefore, we know that
descendants of this Carson line were in Miami, OH. Aaron Carson Sr.
later moved to Darke Co, Ohio where several Fowler families lived,
believed to be closely related to Benjamin Fowler of Butler Co, Ohio.
Reference to an Aaron Carson was found in a book on the
Heritage Quest web site indicating that Aaron Carson and John Carson may
have moved to Rush County, Indiana (see below). This is of interest
because Rush County, Indiana is where Joseph Carson and Mary Scott lived.
The fact they were in the same county does not mean they were related, but
it is possible. Joseph Carson was the son of Thomas Carson and Mary
Smith of Fallowfield, Washington, PA (same location where Nathan Ellis
lived before going to Ohio). Joseph was also the grandson of William
Carson and Eleanor McDuff. This supports the family tradition that
our Carsons were related to Kit Carson.
All of this is more evidence that Henry Carson of
Hamilton, OH was a descendant of Amos Carson of County Down, Ireland and
that he was related to the Carsons in Miami, Darke and Ross, Ohio.
1820 census - Staunton, Miami, OH
Amos Carson (000010-20100) age 26-45 - Page 103
(Comments: poss. the son of Larry Carson and Selma Sheppard from County
David Stinchcomb (200001-30100)
age 45+ - Page 102 - rel. of Benjamin Fowler of MD
(Comments: David was probably the third cousin of Hammutal
Stinchcomb of Maryland who married Benjamin Fowler #1)
Sarah Deweese (010100-22201) age 45+ - Page 103
Lewis Deweese (131301-00001) age 45+ - page 102
James Deweese (101110-31010) age 26-45 - Page 102
NEXT LINE: Joshua Deweese (100100-00100) age 18-26 - Page 103
(Comments: Lewis Deweese was poss. the father of David Deweese who married
Mehetable Stinchcomb, daughter of David Stinchcomb and Sarah Dye)
Bartholomew Fowler (100010-10100)
age 26-45 - Page 103
(Comments: Bartholomew was probably the grandson of Benjamin Fowler #1 and
Hammutal Stinchcomb of Maryland)
John Gilmore (310010-30010)
age 26-45 - Page 103
(Comments: John may have been related to Isabella Gilmore who married
William Carson of Ross Co, Ohio. There was a John Gilmore in 1800
Fallowfield, Washington, PA)
Simeon Beedle - brother
of Aaron Thomas Beedle
(Comments:Simeon was the brother of Aaron Thomas Beedle who married Mary
T. Carson, daughter of David Carson and Margaret Ellis)
Stephen Dye (310001-02101)
age 45+ - Page 102
NEXT LINE: James Dye (000100-10100) age 18-26 - Page 102
NEXT LINE: Andrew Dye (100201-12010) age 45+ - Page 102
(Comments: Stephen Dye was the father of Sarah Dye who married David
Stinchcomb. Andrew Dye was his father.)
MIAMI OHIO GEN. INDEX:
Carson, John sc 1835 Cen Staunton Twp Miami
Carson, Mary fc 1880 Cen Staunton Twp. Miami
Carson, William Xr 1849 Deed 25 419 Staunton Twp Miami
Carson, William Xt 1850 Deed 25 504 Staunton Twp Miami
Carson, William Xr 1850 Deed 25 574 Staunton Twp. Miami
Carson, William Xr 1849 Deed 25 420 Staunton Twp. Miami
Carson, William Xr 1849 Deed 25 420 Staunton Twp. Miami
Carson, William Xr 1849 Deed 25 419 Staunton Twp. Miami
Carson, William Xr 1849 Deed 25 419 Staunton Twp. Miami
Carson, William M 1832 Marr Gilmore, Rachael Miami
1850 census - Staunton, Miami, OH
John R. Carson, 48, carpenter, MD
Martha, 22, PA
Edwin, 2, OH
Wm. Carson, 46, farmer, Delaware
Rachel, 36, VA
Martha, 17, OH
John G, 16, OH
Liberty, 14, OH
Julia, 10, OH
EARLY OHIO SETTLERS - LAND RECORDS
Aaron Carson Oct. 27, 1818, Miami County # 05 09 31
Benjamin Carson June 29, 1818, Miami County # 05 09 31
Centennial history of Rush County,
Indianapolis: Historical Pub. Co., 1921, 1167 pgs.
In an admirable little book "Sketches of Rush County", edited by Mary M.
Alexander, a granddaughter of the Revolution, and Capitola Guffin Dill,
and published by the Rushville Chapter of the D.A.R., it was pointed out
that the following soldiers of the Revolution had been residents of Rush
County and pensioners of the government: John Aldridge, Aaron CARSON,
Samuel Caswell, Ebenezer Clark, Benjamin Cruzon, Isaac Duncan, Aaron
Redman, Joel Berry, John CARSON......and others.
MY NOTE: Could that Benjamin Cruzon be Benjamin Carson?
FAMILY (Update February 25, 2006)
Rachel Gilmore who married William Carson 1832 in Miami,
OH was the daughter of John Gilmore and Jane Judith Orbison. John's
ancestry goes back to Lancaster, PA, however his family moved from there
to Rockbridge, Virginia before moving to Ohio. Rachel was born
January 23, 1813 in Virginia and had six known children: Martha, John G.,
Liberty (male), Julia, Henry and Luther. John's parents were James
Gilmore and Martha Beaty of Lancaster, PA. James' parents were Amos
Gilmore and Susan Mackey. (LDS web site).
John Gilmore was the third cousin of Isabella Gilmore.
Name: John GILMORE
Birth: ABT 1780 in Probably Rockbridge County, Virginia
Death: ABT 1848 in Miami County, Ohio
Father: James GILMORE
Mother: Martha Beaty
Marriage 1 Jane Judeth ORBISON b: 24 APR 1791 in Rockbridge County,
Married: 29 DEC 1808 in Rockbridge County, Virginia
James GILMORE b: 30 DEC 1809 in Virginia
John GILMORE b: 10 JUL 1811 in Virginia
Rachel L. GILMORE b: 24 JAN 1813 in Virginia
Elizabeth J. GILMORE b: 22 JAN 1815
Sarah GILMORE b: 6 MAR 1817
Henry O. GILMORE b: 30 SEP 1818
William D. GILMORE b: 20 SEP 1820 in Ohio
David Addison GILMORE b: 23 JUL 1823 in Peterson's Station, Piqua, Ohio
Samuel T. GILMORE b: 30 JUL 1823
Mary Ann GILMORE b: 17 APR 1830