O'KANE

Family Records indicate that SAMUEL STONE married sisters. First MARY EMILY O'KANE and second CATHERINE O'KANE. I have proven he did marry two such ladies, but I have not proven them to be or not to be sisters. My Dad, as well as other family members spoke of TIJLLIUS O'KANE as a cousin. He was well known in the late eighteen hundreds as a religious song writer and publisher in Ohio. I have proven him to be a son of JAMES and JULIA (WILLIAMS) O'KANE. I will include a summary of my research in this article. I will also include a summary of my material on CAPTAIN JAMES O'KANE. As a result of five years research, hundreds of letters, many unanswered, probe of Courthouse Records, Cemeteries and Archives, I believe the following to be our Ancestoral Lineage. Perhaps someone will someday use this material as a guideline to prove our Scotoh-Irish heritage.

Helen Stone Woodruff

I. O'KANE, HENRY, marriage bond, dated 8-June-1793 In Campbell County, Virginia. THOMAS CLIFTON as Surety. To SARAH STEVENS.

The 1820 Census for Rockingham County, Virginia shows HENRY O'KANE:
1 male 10-16-born 1804-1810
1 male 16-18-born 1802-1804
2 male 16-26-born 1794-1804
1 male 45 & up b. before 1775
2 female 16-26-born 1794-1804
1 female 45 & up b. before 1775

The minutes of the court of Rockingham County, Virginia show that there was a deed from Caroline Miller to HENRY O'KANE in the year 1817, but the record was destroyed in Civil War. A deed recorded in Book 8-Page 531 in Rockingham County, Virginia, shows on 22-October-1828, a SARAH O'KANE, THOMAS COTTRELL and REBEKAH COTTRELL formerly REBEKAH O'KANE, his wife, JOHN O'KANE, HENRY O'KANE and BARBARA his wife, ELIZABETH ANN O'KANE and THOMAS O'KANE aid his wife ANN gave deed for 10 acres on SMITH CREEK to Patrick McManus. This would indicate that HENRY O' KANE was dead by 1828.

ISSUE:

1. REBEKAH,, married to THOMAS COTTRELL. Born between 1794-1804.

2. JOHN.

3. HENRY,

4. ELIZABETH ANN, married on 5-January-1832 to JAMES WALKER In Shenandoah County, Virginia. Bondsman HENRY O'KANE..

5. THOMAS, married in Rockingham County on 5-November1821 to ANN BEAR, daughter of JACOB BEAR. Joseph Tuprell as Surety.

6. Note 1. male not accounted for. See Chart 4 A.

II. O'KANE, HENRY, marriage bond # 382 in Rockingham County, Virginia on 19-September-1823 to BARBARY DUNLAP the daughter of WILLIAM DUNLAP. JOHN DUNLAP was bondsman.
The 1830 Census for Fairfield County, Ohio:
HENRY O'KANE: Bern. Twsp.
1 male 15-20-born 1810-1815
1 male 20-30-born 1800-1810
1 Female under 5 born 1825-1850
1 Female 5-10 born 1820-1825
1 Female. 15-20 born 1810-1815
1 Female 30-40 born 1790-1.800

The 1840 Census for Fairfield County, Ohio

HENRY O'KANE Violet Twsp.
1 male 10-15 born 1825-1830
1 male 30-40 born 1800-1810
2 Female under 5 born 1835-1840
3 Female 5-10 born 1830-1835
2 Female 10-15 born 1825-1850
1 Female 40-50 born 1790-1800
1 Female 70-80 born 1760-1770
An affidavit signed on 24-March-1832 by HENRY O'KANE and wife BARBARA O'KANE in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Quo and recorded in Rockinghaa County, Virginia for the sale of property BARBARA had received as an heir of her father's estate-WILLIAM DUNLAP dec'd.. Deed Book 9, page 130 a deed is recorded on 15-June-1843 to HENRY O'KANE for 102 Acres in the NE Quarter of Section 2, Twsp 16, Range 19 in Liberty Twsp. The same day he mortgaged the land to PETER SCHREINER. The 3-Jan-1846 he sold his interest in the lard to DAVID WADDEL.

Church Records indicate HENRY O'KANE died 21-August-1847 in Licking County, Ohio. There is an Administrator's Bond dated 14-September-1847. $800. Bond. ISAAC JENNINGS appointed Administrator and ALDIN HEWITT and ISAAC WHITE Bondsman. There was surely a Will, which would have cleared everything for us, but all other papers were burned in the fire of 1875.

Partial records of the BAPTIST CHURCH o JESUS CHRIST, called REFUGEE CHURCH in Liberty Twsp of Fairfield County, Ohio organized 17-Oct-33 and some broke any and moved to Kirkersville and oranized REGULAR BAPTIST CHURCH on 23-July-1842 give some names to help. HENRY O'KANE was Clerk, aid his signature is on many pages. September 19-1841 HENRY O'KANE Baptised and wife received by Experience. Notation on roll in Kirkersville after Barbara name(dead). Other O'KANE names- AMANDA, HANNAH, SARAH, MARY, CATHERINE (now STONE),
MARY (now STONE), EMILY.

There was a JULIA O' KANE buried in the same lot at the Kirkersville Cemetery as MARY E., wife of SAMUEL STONE. The Marker read:

JULIA, daughter of HENRY & BARBARA O'KANE.
Died March 6-1849. lAi. years, 9 Mos & 23 Days.

Making her birth 20-June-1834.

The 1850 Census for Licking County, Ohio. Kirkersville.

O'KANE HANNAH Age 21 Female Born Ohio Born 1829
MARY 16 F. Ohio 1834
SOPHIA 10 F. Ohio 1840

Judging from the Census and Family Records--TheFamily could be:

ISSUE:

1. Male, born 1830/31. No record. See Chart 4. A.

2. Female, born 1825. No record.

3. HANNAH, born 1829.

4. Female, born 1831. No record.

5. MARY EMILY, born 3-Feb-1833 In Fairfield County, Ohio, Married SAMUEL A. STONE on 1-Jan-1855. Died 23-Sept-1859. Buried in Kirkersville Cemetary.

6. JULIA, born 20-June-1834 in Fairfield County, Ohio. Died 6-Mar-1849 and is buried in Kirkersville Cemetary along side MARY EMILY.

7 CATHERINE, born 25-Apr-1839 in Fairfield County, Ohio. Married SAMUEL A STONE on 17-July-1861. Died 18-May-l897 in Leroy, Kansas.

8. SOPHIA, born 1840/41. No record.

III. MARY EMILY, See Chart STONE 32 A
III CATHERINE See Chart STONE 33 A.
DUNLAP

Marriage Bon. Rockingham County, Virginia. 18-May.
WILLIAM DUNLAP obtained license to marry CATHERINE SIGHTS
Daughter of RANDLE SIGHTS. Surety HENRY SIGHTS.

EXECUTORS BOND FOR Estate of WILLIAM DUNLAP_20-March1810. CATHERINE DUNLAP and JOSEPH BAXTER Executors. $10,000. Bond.

Bondsmen:

MITCHEL TROUT, GEORGE SITES(SIGHTS), JOIN KOONTZ, GEORGE DAVES, JOHN RADER. bound to EZEKIEL HARRISON, ARCHIBALD RUTHERFORD, JONATHAN SHIPMAN and THOMAS MOORE. Guardianship of orphan of WILLIAM DUNLAP to be GEORGE SITES.

I am including this summary of some confusing information on the O'KANE Families. Some things that might be followed up on. [Helen Woodruff, June 29, 1983]

1 The Family information is that MARY EMILY O'KANE and CATHERINE M. O'KANE were sisters and both married to SAMUEL A STONE.
2 TULIOUS O'KANE was a cousin to CATHERINE (my Grandmother).
3. There must have been 2 JAMES O'KANE in the Ohio area at the same time
4. .#1. JAMES O'KANE, the father of TULIOUS was in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1839 when the town of Reynolds was organized, was Mayor there in 1846, owned a store in Pickerington and was living in Columbus, Franklin County in the 1850 Census
5. #2. JAMES O'KANE, was running the NATIONAL TAVERN on the National Road in Kirkersville about the sane time. This according to a book written by MORRIS SCRAP'?, who also said his eldest brother, DAVID ALEXANDER married HANNAH, eldest daughter of JAMES O'KANE
6. .#1 JAMES O' KANE had a daughter HANNAH, but she was his youngest and born 1849.
7. The 1850 Census showed a HANNAH O'KANE 21-born Ohio-1829 and in the same household-MARY-16- born 1834- SOPHIA -10 born 1840. The Church records says they were sisters and quarreled a great deal. No CATHERINE in the 1850 Census- No other O'KANE in Licking County.
8. The 1860 Census showed a CATHERINE O'CAIN living in the JAMES STONE
residence. Housekeeper- aged 21 born Ohio-1839.
9. #1 JAMES O'KANE born Virginia, Parents born in Northern Ireland, Scotch Irish descent. Died in Licking County in 1869.
10. #2 JAMES O'KANE, born Virginia, Parents born Ireland, died in Licking County, 10-Mar-1875. Court Records- wife MELVINA STONE BAKER and only daughter ELLA (NELLIE) under 15.
11. Saw Mill and property sold 25-Oet-1879
12. CATHERINE STONE (Grandmother) had some inheritance in about this time
as the story written by JAMES STONE and ANNA STONE, said she used her
inheritance ($200.) to buy stock.
13. According to MORRIS SCHAFF, in his book, CAPTAIN JAMES O'KANE of the Navy, was a nephew of #2 JAMES O'KANE. Since the Marriage Records of CAPTAIN JAN O'KANE says his father was JOHN. Then then there has to be brothers-JOHN & JAMES

Modified Monday, March 18, 2002