George Bair 4th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree
George Bair was born on October 19, 1816 in Stark, Ohio, 1st son in a large family. All four of his grandparents were pioneer settlers in Ohio. George stayed in his hometown area. On March 24 1836 he and Margaret Malone were married by the Justice of the Peace. George farmed and with Margaret had 4 daughters and one son.
An 1875 Atlas of Stark Ohio shows George’s land in Plain township, 84 acres.
Also in the 1870s, George and Margaret’s granddaughter Fiana Druckenbrod lived with them. On the census Fiana is a servant. Maybe she helped her grandma in the garden, and with laundry, cooking. And maybe on the weekend they would take a horse and buggy into the town of Stark to pick up goods at the General Store.
On George’s will administration page a Wm L. Miller signed. George Bair had 2 Wiiliam L Millers in his life. Young William L was his granddaughter Fiana’s husband. Senior William was George’s brother’s wife’s sister’s husband, so kind of like brother in law. Senior William L was also Young William L’s uncle, the brother of Peter Miller, Young William’s dad. Senior William and his brother Samuel and George’s brther Jacob married into another Miller family. Confusing. Young William was about 42, Senior William about 64 at George’s death. Either one of these Williams makes sense as a witness to the will.
George died in 1892. Margaret died 2 years after George, they share a headstone at Saint Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery, Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio. This cemetery has 47 Bair family memorials and 98 Miller family memorials, about half of those Millers somehow related to my Miller family.
Page 71 image 79 of 136 George Bair square 3 84 acres near Middle Branch PO, Plain township. Combination atlas map of Stark county, Ohio at Archive.org.
Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013
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