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Bits of history from our familes

John Stage

Harriet Sarah Stage

My great grandmother was Harriet Sarah Stage. Harriet was born 3 Sep 1850 in Lyme, Huron Co, Ohio to parents John Stage and Arseneth (Patrick) Stage. We don’t know much about Harriet’s early life. She appears in the 1870 census at the age of 19 as a school teacher living with the family of William […]

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Benoni C Mitchell (1849 – 1891)

One of my great grandfathers was Benoni C Mitchell. Benoni was born on 5 June 1849 in Pleasant Twp, Hancock Co, Ohio to parents Robert A Mitchell and Miriam (Butler) Mitchell. He appears in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 census living with his parents in Hancock Co. He was the last of 10 children. On […]

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