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
The 1820 Census for Rockingham County, Virginia shows HENRY O'KANE:
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.
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 1840 Census for Fairfield County, Ohio
HENRY O'KANE Violet Twsp.
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),
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.
Making her birth 20-June-1834.
The 1850 Census for Licking County, Ohio. Kirkersville.
Judging from the Census and Family Records--TheFamily could be:
|III. MARY EMILY, See Chart STONE 32 A|
|III CATHERINE See Chart STONE 33 A.|
Marriage Bon. Rockingham County, Virginia. 18-May.
EXECUTORS BOND FOR Estate of WILLIAM DUNLAP_20-March1810. CATHERINE DUNLAP and JOSEPH BAXTER Executors. $10,000. Bond.
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.