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Poe Family in Ohio


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Name: Adam Poe
Area: 1852, Ohio R.
Boat(s): 1845-46 Part owner of 1st FINANCIER  
         1848 or so, part owner of CINDERELLA;
         1850 Part owner of 2nd FINANCIER
         1852, part owner of ROYAL ARCH      1854, part owner, of ELLA
         1857, part owner of BELFAST
         1857-61, with his 3 brothers, part owner of NEPTUNE        
         1875, part owner BIG FOOT



Orlando Metcalf Poe


Born in Navarre, Ohio




DAR Directory


George Poe (Pohe)

Born: Berks County, Pennsylvania March 1750

Died: Columbia County, Pennsylvania 10 June 1805

Service: PA


Records of Mifflinville Cemetery Located in Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Originally Called The German Burial Ground (other Cemeteries listed also – I failed to write down which cemetery these records come from)


Row No. 148


Poe, Ephie w/ George Poe

d. May 5, 1825  84 yr. 7 mo.


Poe, George (under Lt. Capt. Ferdinand Ritter Rev. War S Co. 4 Bat. Berks Co. 1750-1805)


Pohe, Reglea d/ George & Ephie

d. April 20, 1796 (3-8-15 – age)


Pohe, George s/ George & Ephie

d. June 10, 1805 (182)? 12.8.20



Crawford County


George Poe



Ross County: Andrew Poe, David Poe, Jacob Poe, John Poe



1820 Census (these counties border Kentucky)

    Brown County: Christopher Poe, John Poe

Clermont County: Edward Poe, Jesse Poe, Joseph Poe, Joseph Poe, Jr.

Hamilton County: Robert Pow



Colombiana County: Thomas Poe, Robert Pow (DAR records show this family as Irish)

            Stark County: Andrew Poe*

Montgomery County: Katharine Poe*


         Wayne County: Adam Poe*, David Poe, John Poe, George Poe*


*George Jacob Poe descendants, as mentioned in

"History of the Poe Brothers" from Kittochtinny Magazine, 1895-1905, Carnegie Library, Pittsburg, PA

Article states that this Poe family (of German origin), settled the upper Ohio Valley. All these names are mentioned in the article.

by George Seilhammer. Also "Adam Poe was born at sea in 1745, died in Stark Co., Ohio, October 23, 1838, died in Stark Co. Ohio, October 23, 1838. Son of George Poe was reared on the Poe Plantation at the side of Leitersburg Md and with his sister Kate he followed his brother Andrew to Washington Co.  . . . After the Revolution he settle in Wayne Twp. Columbiana Co., Ohio and in 1812 removed to Stark County. Poe married Elizabeth Cochran, born in Ireland February 1756, died February 27, 1844 - widow Cochran was killed by the Indians on the Ohio river opposite the present town of east Liverpool. They had 3 sons. Thomas Poe, David Poe and Andrew Poe"



**Born 1750? Poe, John, Cont Line (VA) S40287, sol enl at Winchester VA appl 12 Sept 1818 Ross Co OH aged 60 however in 1820 he gave his age as 65, in 1818 sol had referred to his children & their families and in 1820 he referred to his oldest daughter & to twins aged 13 but did not give any names of children or wife. (a note in my records says Census Pensioners of 1840. Includes John Poe, Scioto, Ross County, Ohio, age 91, making him born about 1750

also: Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Ohio---1929 (provided by Evelyn Poe Jackson)

Compiled in 1929 by the Ohio Daughters of the DAR

John Poe (Ross Co.)

Volunteer rifleman, 18 mos. under Morgan. Regular dragoon under Col. White and Washington. At battle of Cowpens; battle of Guilford's Court House; at Bluford's defeat at Hanging Rock. Was taken prisoner after being wounded by swordcut on head and his horse shot out from under him. Was exchanged and present at Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. During service rode express for Gen Lafayette from Williamsburg to York. Born Sept. 14, 1750 at Winchester, Frederick Co., Va. Parents' German descent. Died Oct. 7, 1843 Scioto Twp., Ross Co.

Moved from Va. with his family and settled near Chillicothe, Ross Co. Ohio in 1806. In Jan. 1833, made a profession of religion in Associate Reformed Church under Rev. J. Claybaugh. Was almost the last soldier of Rev. to die in Ross Co., Ref: Scioto Gazette of Oct. 12, 1843. Register of the Ohio Society of SAR 1912-13, p. 69 under list of Revolutionary soldiers in Ohio in 1840. 9th Annual Report Library Board, VA 1911-12, pg. 242. War Dept. files. Fur. info Nathaniel Massie Chapter.             





1820 Census

Trumbull County: Alexander Pow 

(Pennsylvania border. Probably of the Irish branch from Buck’s County)



Clermont County: Edward Poe, Jesse Poe, Joseph Poe, Joseph Poe, Jr.


Name: Joseph POE

 Sex: M

 Birth: ABT. 1754 in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

 Death: 16 MAR 1838 in Clermont County, Ohio

Father: Edward POE b: 1732 in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Martha BRITTAIN b: ABT. 1732 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania



Defiance County




Ebenezer Wilson Poe  (1846-1898) — also known as Ebenezer W. Poe — of Ohio. Born in Ayersville, Defiance County, Ohio, November 11, 1846. Son of

George L. Poe and

Jane (Wilson) Poe. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War;