The Ekey Family

Alt. Spellings: Eky, Ecky, Akey
Ohio > Kansas

Ekey Tree

    My Ekey line is one that's just beginning to unravel for me, thanks in no small part to the sharing of information by fellow Ekey researchers Doyle & Ruth Neal Ekey. I'm just beginning, however, to sift through all of their well-documented and thorough research, and to look into the original sources. Below is an incomplete summary of the data.

First Generation

1. John EKEY.(1) Born prob. in Ireland. John married Mary SIMPSON. Mary was prob. born in Ireland. In 1806, John appears on a Tax List for Jefferson Co., Ohio. In 1809 & 1810, John appears on Tax Lists for Cross Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., Ohio.(11) John died aft Aug 1835 in Cross Creek Twp., and Mary died there in 1841.(1)

John and Mary had the following children:
  i. James. Born 16 Jun 1782 in County Antrim, Ireland, and died 31 May 1864 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. James married (1) Sally HASTINGS (1782-1802) in 1782. He married (2) Jane HOWDEN (1785-1847) on 25 Dec 1806. He married (3) Elizabeth CASEBEER (1799-1877) on 10 Apr 1851 in Tuscarawas Co.(1)
    ii. John. Born 28 Jan 1784 in Ireland, and died 18 May 1849 in Cross Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., Ohio. John married Nancy RIDDLE (1785-1856) on 21 Jan 1806 in Jefferson Co. John Ekey Jr. appears on 1809 & 1810 tax lists in Cross Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., Ohio.(1,11)
2 iii. Robert. (abt 1786-1853).
   iv. Peter. Born abt 1792 near Brownsville, Washington Co., Penn., and died 4 July 1884 in Cross Creek Twp. Peter married Margaret THOMPSON (abt 1800-1875) on 18 July 1823 in Jefferson Co., Ohio.(1)
    v. Margaret. Born abt 1792 in Washington Co., Penn., and died 25 May 1842 in Jefferson Co., Ohio. Margaret married James DICK (1775-1830) on 26 Dec 1811 in Jefferson Co.(1)
   vi. Andrew. Born 24 May 1793 in Washington Co., Penn. and died 5 Sep 1874 in Cross Creek Twp. Andrew married Nancy Ann HOWDEN (1799-1890) on 31 Aug 1817 in Washington Co.(1)
  vii. Samuel. Born abt 1794 in Washington Co., Penn. and died 4 Nov 1870 in Cross Creek Twp. Samuel married Jane DINSMORE (1797-1873) on 14 Jan 1822 in Jefferson Co., Ohio.(1)
  viii. Nancy. Born abt 1800 in Washington Co., Penn. and died abt 1822. Nancy married Peter EKEY-AKEY (abt 1805-1845) on 31 Mar 1818 in Jefferson Co., Ohio.(1)
    ix. William. Born 1 July 1801 near Brownsville, Washington Co., Penn. and died 18 Jun 1885 in Nokomis, Montgomery Co., Illinois. William married (1) Mar Ann RINE (1811-1876) on 16 Sep 1834 in Cross Creek Twp. He married (2) Mrs. Millie PUCKETT (1834-?) in Nokomis.(1)
    x. Mary Polly. Born 1804 in Washington Co., Penn. and died 1888 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. She married William THOMPSON (abt 1797-1846) on 1 Jan 1832 in Jefferson Co., Ohio.(1)

Misc. Notes for Generation 1:
Second Generation

2. Robert EKEY.(1,2) Born abt 1786 prob. in Pennsylvania. (1,3) Robert married first Mary (__) bef 1814.(1) Mary was born abt 1784 in Maryland,(1,2) and died about 17 Sep 1857 in Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio.(1)

Robert and Mary had the following children:
    i. John. Born 1814 prob. in Jefferson Co., Ohio, and died in 1895, prob. in West Salem, Wayne Co., Ohio. John married Emeline BIGLEY (1841-1923), dau. of Philip Bigley. They were buried in Hazzard Cemetery, West Salem, Congress Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1870, their family was living in Bellville, Richland Co., Ohio, next to the family of John's sister, Margaret Ann, and her husband. At this time, John was working as a Boot & Shoe Dealer. By 1880, they family was in Jackson Twp., Ashland Co., Ohio where John's occupation is listed as shoemaker. John and Emeline had 10 children.(1,9,10)
    ii. Elizan. Born 14 Dec 1815 in Jefferson Co., Ohio, and died 2 Jan 1882 in Calhoun, Richland Co., Illinois. Elizan married Oliver Perry HEISTAND (1815-1885), son of Daniel Heistand and Mary KOONTZ on 7 Apr 1836 in Mansfield. They were buried in Calhoun Cemetery, Richland Co., Illinois. Elizan and Oliver had 7 children.(1)
   iii. Samuel. Born 13 Mar 1818 in Mansfield, and died 6 Feb 1876 in Calhoun. Samuel married Martha Ann McNAUGHT (1817-1880), dau. of John McNaught and Jane McKNIGHT, on 22 Jan 1840 in Washington Co., Indiana. They were buried in Calhoun Cemetery. Samuel and Martha Ann had 8 children.(1)
    iv. Matilda C. Born abt 1824 in Mansfield. Matilda married Joshua DOBBS (abt 1818-?) on 17 June 1845 in Richland Co., Ohio. Matilda C. and Joshua had 3 children.(1)
3   v. Margaret Ann. (10 Oct 1825, Jefferson Co., Ohio - 31 Dec 1888, near Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas). Married Benjamin RIDENOUR (1818-1884) on 14 Jun 1841 in Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio. Margaret Ann died of malarial fever, and was buried in Ridenour Cemetery in Royal Twp., Ford Co., Kansas. (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
    vi. Florence Rosetta. Born 30 Sep 1827 in Mansfield, and died 23 Mar 1860 in Mansfield, where she was buried. Florence married William A. MOORE (1826-1908), son of Daniel Moore and Jane COOPER, on 20 July 1854 in Mansfield. William died and was buried in Los Angeles, Losa Angeles, California. Florence and William had 2 children.(1,12)

  Robert married (2) Susan A. (__) in Mar 1839 in Missouri.(1) He died 11 Feb 1853 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas.(1) Susan A. married (2) William MIDDLETON on 26 Apr 1853 in Cooke Co., Texas.(1)

Robert and Susan had one child:
    vii. Sarah Elizabeth. Born abt 1840 poss. in Missouri. She married Alfred HANSLEY on 6 May 1858 in Gainesville, Cook Co., Texas.(1,13)

Misc. Notes for Generation 2: