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1778 On 15 September, Jacob Roudebush was born near Hagerstown, Maryland. [1][2]

1781-1784 On 22 May, Elizabeth Hartman was born. [3][4][5][6]

1808 On 17 April, Jacob Roudebush and Elizabeth Hartman were married. [7][8]

1809 Son, William Roudebush was born about two miles northwest of the village of Boston, Clermont County, Ohio. [9]

1820 Jacob Roudebush and family lived in Stonelick Twp, Clermont County, Ohio. [10]

1830 Jacob Roudebush (age 50-60) lived in Stonelick Twp, Clermont County, Ohio with female (Elizabeth, age 40-50) 6 males and 4 females ages 10-30. [11]

1835 Jacob Roudebush died on 25 May and was buried at the Stonelick IOOF Cemetery, Stonelick, Clermont County, Ohio. [12][13]

Elizabeth was described as a woman of great intellectuality, with a religious trend of mind. Left a widow with ten children, she lived to rear them all to man and womanhood and left the impress such as a saintly mother of her Christian talents might be expected to do. Mrs Elizabeth Hartman Roudebush's memory of places and things and power of description of what she had seen or known was not equaled by any person in the county. She was a woman of extraordinary mental temperament. [14]

1840 Roudebush (first name unclear, age 50-60) lived in Stonelick Twp, Clermont County, Ohio with 5 males and 3 females ages 10-40. [15]

1850 Elizabeth (age 67) lived in Stonelick Twp, Clermont County, Ohio with Ambrozo (age 25), Francis J (age 23), and William R (age 3) Roudebush. [16]

1860 Elizabeth (age 77) lived in Stonelick Twp, Clermont County, Ohio in the household of Francis J (age 33) and Sarah (age 26) Roudebush. [17]

1869 Elizabeth Roudebush died on 5 July, at age 85y 1m 13d, and was buried at the Stonelick IOOF Cemetery, Stonelick, Clermont County, Ohio. [18]

A biosketch, with some oral [inaccurate] tradition, reports [19]:

Jacob Roudebush, was born in Frederick county, Maryland, in 1777, and in October, 1806, purchased one hundred and fifty-nine acres of land from General James Taylor. He was married April 17, 1807, to Elizabeth Hartman and they had six sons and four daughters: William, Francis J., Daniel, James, John and Ambrose, deceased; Mary Ann, who married ex-Sheriff Michael Cowen; Rebecca, the wife of John Rapp; Paulina, the deceased wife of James Rapp; and Sarah, deceased. Jacob Roudebush died May 25, 1835, and his wife passed away July 5, 1869, after sixty-eight years' membership in the Baptist church. In his youth he had become a distiller but later successfully followed farming for many years. He was quiet and unassuming in manner and died universally respected. His wife's memory of places and things and her power of description of what she had seen or known was unequaled in the county. In the maternal line she was related to the Hutchinsons of Massachusetts and New York and was a descendant in the fifth generation of William Hutchinson who in 1626 came to America, settling in the Massachusetts colony. Her great-grandfather, William Hutchinson, was born in 1695 and his wife, Ann Von, was born March 6, 1700, in Amsterdam, Holland. When a child of six years she was kidnaped and brought to America. In 1723 she became the wife of William Hutchinson and their son William, born December 13, 1724, was married in 1754 to Catherine, born May 17, 1731. They had a daughter, Mary, born March 24, 1755, who became the wife of Christopher Hartman. Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchinson, Jr., also had four sons: Robert, Sylvester, Aaron and Ezekiel, who became Methodist preachers. The last named came to Ohio in 1806. The father of Christopher Hartman (father of Elizabeth, who was the mother of William Roudebush) was born in Livintzburg, Prussia, May 6, 1750, and in 1753 came to America with his father and four brothers. He wedded Mary Hutchinson in Mercer county. New Jersey, in August, 1776, and they had three sons and five daughters, of whom Elizabeth, born May 22, 1783, in Mercer county, New Jersey, became the wife of Jacob Roudebush, great-grandfather of Allen C. Roudebush. Another daughter, Rachel, became the wife of John Page. In 1795 Christopher Hartman removed by way of the water route to Lexington, Kentucky, and in 1801 became a resident of Williamsburg township, Clermont county, Ohio, there purchasing five hundred acres of land from General Lytle. It has been ascertained that Ann Von, the great-great-great-great-grandmother of Allen C. Roudebush, stolen and kidnaped from Holland, was of noble birth, belonging to one of the wealthy Dutch families, and was spirited away in hopes of securing a large reward for her return.


Footnotes:

[1] J. L. Rockey and R. J. Bancroft, 1795 History of Clermont County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co, 1880), 522, right column, [HathiTrust].

[2] Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio (1913), 60, [Google_Book].

[3] Mary Ann Needham Hollifield, Ancestral Tracks to Clermont and Beyond Hutchinson, Abernathy, Shade, Needham (1996), 59, reports 1781, [Google_Book].

[4] Find A Grave Memorial 94211041, age at death corresponds to birthdate 22 May 1784, [Find_A_Grave].

[5] Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio (1913), 60, reports 22 May 1783, [Google_Book].

[6] J. L. Rockey and R. J. Bancroft, 1795 History of Clermont County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co, 1880), 513, reports 22 May 1783, left column, bottom, also page 547, [HathiTrust].

[7] J. L. Rockey and R. J. Bancroft, 1795 History of Clermont County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co, 1880), 522, right column, [HathiTrust].

[8] Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio (1913), 60, reports 8 April, [Google_Book].

[9] J. L. Rockey and R. J. Bancroft, 1795 History of Clermont County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co, 1880), 513, right column, [HathiTrust].

[10] US census, 1820

[11] US census, 1830

[12] Find A Grave Memorial 94193366, [Find_A_Grave].

[13] J. L. Rockey and R. J. Bancroft, 1795 History of Clermont County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co, 1880), 522, [HathiTrust].

[14] Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio (1913), 60, [Google_Book].

[15] US census, 1840

[16] US census, 1850

[17] US census, 1860

[18] Find A Grave Memorial 94211041, [Find_A_Grave].

[19] Charles Frederick Gross, Cincinnati The Queen City 1788-1912, Vol. 4 (Cincinnati: S.J.Clark Publishing Company, 1912), 147, [HathiTrust].


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