Descendants of Jacob Rich Jonathon Miller, my gr grandfather,
married Elvy Ann Rich....
(Much of the data in this outline is from the book "Jacob Rich
Fayette Co, PA" by Golda Peckham Suttie. Golda's mother Stella
Hurst Peckham began the research in the 1920's, which Golda
carried on. She completed the book in 1978. To my knowledge
only 3 copies of the book were printed, one for the Suttie family,
one for the DAR in Washington DC, and one for me.)
Generation No. 1
1. JOHANNES REICH (JAN1 DE REICH) (Source: Rheindurkheim Church
records. researched by Charles Hurst, descendant) was born in Germany.
He married ANNA URSULA BASTIAN November 29, 1695 in
Gasthofen,Germany (Source: Rheindurkheim Church records.).
Notes for JOHANNES REICH:
The Hessian State Archives in Darmstadt has a record of "Jean Reich" in
Rheindurkheim in 1702. The French spelling may mean French influence
rather than that the family was of French origin
Rheindurkheim is a small hamlet lying on the west bank of the Rhine
River 4 to 5 miles north of the City of Worms.
Notes for ANNA URSULA BASTIAN:
Gasthofen/Osthofen is a mile and a half west of Rheindurkheim .
It is larger than Rheindurkheim
Child of JOHANNES REICH and ANNA BASTIAN is:
2.i.JOHANNES3 REICH, b September 25,1701,Rheindurkheiim,Germany.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHANNES3 REICH (JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH) was born
September 25, 1701 in Rheindurkheiim, Germany. He married
(1) ANNA ELISABETHA. He married (2) ANNA Aft. 1741.
Notes for ANNA:
Anna was the widow of Meinrich Wenig - from C.Hurst
Children of JOHANNES REICH and ANNA ELISABETHA are:
3. i.JOHANNES4 RICH, b. 1729, Rheindurkheiim, Germany;
d. September 30, 1813, Maidstone, VT.
ii.GERTRUDE RICH, b. December 07, 1731.
4 iii.JACOB RICH, b. February 12, 1732/33, Rheindurkheim, Germany;
d. January 20, 1795, Fayette Co, PA.
iv.ANNA MARIA RICH, b. August 25, 1738.
Generation No. 3
3. JOHANNES4 RICH (JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH)
(Source: Vermont Historical Gazeteer Vol 1, p 301, Written by Moody Rich.)
was born 1729 in Rheindurkheiim, Germany, and died September 30, 1813
in Maidstone, VT. He married CATHERINE SOPHIA WHITEMAN 1753 in
near Boston,MA, daughter of NICOLAUS WHITEMAN.
Children of JOHANNES RICH and CATHERINE WHITEMAN are:
i. JOHN5 RICH.
ii. HENRY RICH.
iii. JACOB RICH.
iv. MOODY RICH.
4. JACOB4 RICH (JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH) was born
February 12, 1732/33 in Rheindurkheim, Germany, and died January 20, 1795
in Fayette Co, PA. He married ANNA CRAFT Abt.1763,
daughter of GEORGE CRAFT and MARY GRABLE.
Notes for JACOB RICH:
1796 Orphans Court - Petition for guardians for Peter, Mary, Sarah
and John Rich of family Rich until age of 14. Guardians: Abraham Stewart,
Melcher and Baker guardians over person and property of: David,
Daniel and Abraham Rich and Ann Rich, minor children of German Township,
children of late Jacob Rich.
1806 Orphans Court "David Daniel, Abraham and Ann Rich, minor children
of late Jacob Rich...now above age of 14...chose as guardian, Michael Core. (Core was the husband of the older sister, Catherine.)
All from Suttie.
Notes for ANNA CRAFT:
May have been second wife. There is no firm evidence that she was the
daughter of George Craft, perhaps sister?
Children of JACOB RICH and ANNA CRAFT are:
5.i. ELIZABETH5 RICH, b. March 01, 1764; d. April 28, 1849.
ii. JACOB JR. RICH, b. 1765.
6.iii. CATHERINE RICH, b. 1770.
iv. THOMAS RICH, b. March 15, 1772; m. MARY ANN BETTY.
v. JOHN RICH, b. 1774; m. SARAH MOORE.
vi. GEORGE C RICH, m. JJANE MOORE MILEY.
vii. PETTER RICH, b. 1775; m. ELIZA MASON.
viii. MARY RICH, b. 1778; m. BENJAMIN MAPLE.
ix. DAVID RICH, b. 1786; m. MARGARET MORRISON.
x. SARAH RICH, b. 1789; m. WILIAM WOOLFORD.
xi. ABRAHAM RICH, b. 1790; m. ANN THOMPSON.
7.xii. DANIEL RICH, b. November 25, 1790, Fayette Co, PA; d. October 03, 1840, Monongalia Co WVA.
xiii. ANNEY RICH, b. 1792.
Generation No. 4
5. ELIZABETH5 RICH (JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH)
(Source: Varner Bible.)was born March 01, 1764, and died April 28, 1849.
She married MARTIN VARNER March 15, 1782.
Notes for ELIZABETH RICH:
Bible record found by John Shroyer, Rich historian,
letter dated June 24, 1944.
BIble record shows Elizabeth is Elizabeth Rich, birth date and
Dates of their children are also given in the Bible. Both Elizabeth and
Martin buried Warren County, Ohio.
Children of ELIZABETH RICH and MARTIN VARNER are:
i. MARY6 VARNER, b. January 15, 1783.
ii. MARTIN VARNER, b. March 03, 1785.
iii. ELIZABETH VARNER, b. July 12, 1787.
iv. JACOB VARNER, b. July 15, 1791.
v. MARTHA VARNER, b. May 04, 1796.
6. CATHERINE5 RICH (JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH)
was born 1770. She married MICHAEL CORE.
Child of CATHERINE RICH and MICHAEL CORE is:
8. i. ELIZABETH6 CORE, d. June 29, 1851.
7. DANIEL5 RICH (JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH)
was born November 25, 1790 in Fayette Co, PA,and died October 3,1840
in Monongalia Co WVA. He married HANNAH AMMONS May 18, 1811.
Notes for DANIEL RICH:
Daniel and Anney may have been twins, according to Golda Suttie, author of
"Jacob Rich of Fayette Co, PA."
Children of DANIEL RICH and HANNAH AMMONS are:
i. LUCINDA6 RICH, b. 1812; m. JAMES CANNON.
9. ii. HENRY RICH, b. March 15, 1813, Monongalia Co W VA; d. Abt. 1890
10.iii. RAWLEY RICH, b. September 30, 1814, Monongalia Co, WVA;
d. May 31, 1873, Bureau Co, IL.
iv. SUSANNA RICH, b. 1815; m. JACOB LEMLEY, April 02, 1835.
v. MARY RICH, b. 1817; m. ABRAHAM TENNANT, November 11, 1835.
vi. ANN RICH, b. May 31, 1818; d. April 07, 1830.
11.vii. WASHINGTON RICH, b. November 24, 1819, Virginia;
d. October 17, 1861, Bureau Co, IL.
viii. CASA RICH, b. 1821.
ix. JOHN RICH, b. 1822.
x. MINERVA RICH, b. 1824.
xi. ELIZABETH RICH, b. 1825.
xii. SARAH RICH, b. 1827.
xiii. LORENZO DOWA RICH, b. 1828.
xiv. GEORGE M. RICH, b. 1831.
xv. WILLIAM C RICH, b. 1834.
xvi. LOUISA JANE` RICH, b. 1836.
Generation No. 5
8. ELIZABETH6 CORE (CATHERINE5 RICH, JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH,
JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH)(Source: Golda Peckham Suttie, Jacob Rich
and Allied Families of Fayette Co, PA.) died June 29, 1851.
She married ABRHAM BROWN.
Notes for ELIZABETH CORE:
Died of Typhoid Fever in an epidemic which almost wiped out the
family of Abraham Brown. Their son Emanuel, wife Rachel and infant
daughter died in the epidemic, followed by Abraham, Jr aged 19
Source: Golda Suttie
Children of ELIZABETH CORE and ABRHAM BROWN are:
i. CATHERINE7 BROWN, b. December 22, 1813; d. April 27, 1869;
m. WILLIAM PRICE.
ii. MICHAEL BROWN, b. January 06, 1818.
iii. ADAM C BROWN, b. May 16, 1820.
iv. EMANUEL BROWN, b. 1822.
v. CHRISTINA BROWN, b. September 13, 1826; m. SILAS MILLER.
vi. JOHN BROWN, b. May 01, 1829.
vii. WILLIAM BROWN.
viii. ABRAHAM JR BROWN, b. 1832.
ix. GEORGE BROWN, b. June 06, 1837.
x. NORVAL BROWN, b. October 29, 1840.
9. HENRY6 RICH (DANIEL5, JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2,
JAN1 DE REICH) was born March 15,1813 in Monongalia Co W VA, and
died Abt. 1890 in Wichita, KS?. He married SARAH ANDERSON May
21, 1839 in Greene Co, PA.
Children of HENRY RICH and SARAH ANDERSON are:
i. ZIMRI7 RICH, b. 1840, Virginia; d. September 10, 1864.
Notes for ZIMRI RICH:
Zimri died as a result of illness contracted in the Civil War.
His mother went to see him in a hospital in Corinth, MS. He is buried
in the Lone Tree Cemetery near Tiskilwa, IL in Bureau County.
ii. EMALINE RICH, b. 1842; d. 1866.
iii. ANDERSON RICH, b. 1844; d. September 04, 1865.
Notes for ANDERSON RICH:
Anderson came home from the Civil War to die in the fall of 1865.
Burial in Lone Tree Cemetery near Tiskilwa, IL
iv. LEVI RICH, b. 1847; d. Bef. 1877.
v. DANIEL RICH, b. 1850, Bureau Co, IL.
Notes for DANIEL RICH:
Daniel was in Chanute, KS in 1892
vi. MARY RICH, b. 1853, Bureau Co, IL; m. WILLIAM JOHNSON, 1873.
vii. HANNAH RICH, b. 1855, Bureau Co, IL.
viii. ISADORA RICH, b. 1857, Bureau Co, IL; m. W. E. MAXON.
ix. WILLIE RICH, b. October 25,1861, Bureau Co,IL;
d. January 31, 1870, Bureau Co, IL.
x. NORA RICH, b. 1864, Bureau Co, IL.
Notes for NORA RICH:
Birth year taken from 1870 Federal Census
10. RAWLEY6 RICH (DANIEL5, JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2,
JAN1 DE REICH) was born September 30, 1814 in Monongalia Co, WVA,
and died May 31, 1873 in Bureau Co, IL. He married CHRISTINA BOWERS
March 15, 1837, daughter of SOLOMON BOWERS and MARGARET BRADFORD.
Notes for RAWLEY RICH:
Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, near Tiskilwa, IL
Notes for CHRISTINA BOWERS:
Place of birth is perhaps Greene Co, PA or what is now Monongalia Co, W VA.
Marriage Notes for RAWLEY RICH and CHRISTINA BOWERS:
Marriage date is from marriage bond
Children of RAWLEY RICH and CHRISTINA BOWERS are:
12.i. ELVY ANN7 RICH, b. June 22, 1837, West Virginia;
d. January 18, 1919, Shelby, Polk Co, NE.
ii. JOHN D. RICH, b. 1842, Greene Co, PA;
d. December 05, 1865, Lone Tree, Bureau Co, IL.
Notes for JOHN D. RICH:
Died in Bureau Co, IL as a result of illness contracted in the Civil War
iii. MICHAEL RICH, b. May 15, 1843, Mt Morris, Greene Co, PA;
d. January 03, 1923; m. SUSAN WRIGHT, February 26, 1870, Bureau Co, IL.
Notes for MICHAEL RICH:
In the CIvil War
iv. EMELINE RICH, b. March 27, 1845; d. November 1917,
Bureau Co, IL; m. ELI GALLATINE, May 1860.
v. AVALINE RICH, b. 1850, Bureau Co, IL; d. 1935, Fullerton, NE
m. (1) THEODORE BROWN 1867; m. (2)JEREMIAH DODD
. vi. GEORGE RICH, b. 1852; m. SUSAN WRIGHT.
Notes for GEORGE RICH:
Was in Dubuque, IA in 1917
11. WASHINGTON6 RICH (DANIEL5, JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2,
JAN1 DE REICH) was born November 24, 1819 in Virginia, and died
October 17, 1861 in Bureau Co, IL. He married SALINA PROVANCE
November 10, 1842 in Fayette Co, PA.
Children of WASHINGTON RICH and SALINA PROVANCE are:
i. ARRA MINERVA7 RICH, b. October 08, 1843, Bureau Co, IL;
d. January 25, 1929, Atchison Co, MO; m. ISAAC MILLER, November 1860.
ii. DANIEL RICH, b. October 12, 1844, Bureau Co, IL;
d. June 05, 1846, Bureau Co, IL.
iii. RACHEL ANN RICH, b. August 16, 1846, Bureau Co, IL;
d. October 21, 1846, Bureau Co, IL.
iv. CAROLINE ADELIA RICH, b. February 07, 1848, Bureau Co, IL;
d. November 10, 1891; m. CHARLES BENTON HURST.
Notes for CAROLINE ADELIA RICH:
Caroline and her brother Joseph lived with their sister Arra
and her husband,Isaac Miller after the death of Washington Rich
v. JOSEPH YARD RICH, b. July 20, 1849, Bureau Co, IL;
d. November 03, 1900; m. NANCY JANE BOBPST.
vi. LEWIS LORENZO DOW RICH, b. December 15, 1850, Bureau Co,IL;
d. June 26, 1936; m. ELLEN JESSIE ZOOK, November 02, 1871.
Notes for LEWIS LORENZO DOW RICH:
Lewis Lorenzo was raised by a Wherry family after the death of his father,
vii. GEORGE NEWCOMB RICH, b. August 20, 1852, Bureau Co, IL;
m. SARAH J. HARPER, December 12,1875.
Notes for GEORGE NEWCOMB RICH:
George was raised by Silas Miller after the death of Washington Rich.
viii. WILLIAM LINDSAY RICH, b. April 09, 1854, Bureau Co, IL;
d. October 24, 1869, Bureau Co, IL.
Notes for WILLIAM LINDSAY RICH:
William Rich was raised by the Wherry family after the death of
his father Washington Rich
ix. DANIEL PROVANCE RICH, b. April 15, 1856, Bureau Co, IL;
d. May 27, 1949.
x. JANETTA MALZELLO RICH, b. July 20, 1857, Bureau Co, IL;
d. April 25, 1931; m. JAMES WHERRY, December 04, 1877.
Notes for JANETTA MALZELLO RICH:
Janetta was raised by the Wherry family after the death of her father,
Washington Rich. Janetta Rich and her husband James Wherry
lost 4 daughters to consumption.
xi. BENJAMIN RICH, b. August 15, 1858, Bureau Co, IL;
d. August 30, 1864, Bureau Co, IL.
Generation No. 6
12. ELVY ANN7 RICH (RAWLEY6, DANIEL5, JACOB4, JOHANNES3 REICH,
JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH) was born June 22, 1837 in West Virginia,
and died January 18, 1919 in Shelby, Polk Co, NE. She married
JONATHON MILLER September 28, 1854 in Bureau Co, IL.
Children of ELVY RICH and JONATHON MILLER are:
13. i. HENRY CLAY8 MILLER, b. November 20, 1855, Bureau Co, IL;
d. December 23, 1929, Shelby, Polk Co, NE.
ii. ADALINE MILLER, b. December 28, 1856.d after 1860
iii. OSCAR MILLER, b. June 05, 1858.d young
iv. FRANK MILLER, b. May 19, 1860.m. Theresa (Trace/Grace)
Heckman, d Oct 6, 1908 Surprise, NE
v. MICHEL MILLER, b. February 18, 1862, m. Mary Agnes Fager
d. Nov 7, 1924 Schickley, NE
vi. WILLIAM S. MILLER, b. August 09, 1864. d young
vii. SARAH EMILY MILLER, b. May 21, 1866, m. Albert Spencer
d. 21 Apr 1937 Omaha, NE
viii. RAWLEY JOHN MILLER, b. July 17, 1868.Bureau Co
m. Mary Schade, d Oct 7, 1938 Shelby, NE
ix. LEVI MILLER, b. October 28, 1878.
Generation No. 7
13. HENRY CLAY8 MILLER (ELVY ANN7 RICH, RAWLEY6, DANIEL5, JACOB4,
JOHANNES3 REICH, JOHANNES2, JAN1 DE REICH) was born November 20, 1855
in Bureau Co, IL, and died December 23, 1929 in Shelby, Polk Co, NE.
He married ADA BELLE COTTERAL December 02, 1880 in McLeansboro,IL,
daughter of FRANCIS COTTERAL and MARTHA GATCH.
Children of HENRY MILLER and ADA COTTERAL are:
i. HARRY EDWARD9 MILLER, b. September 12, 1881.
ii. VERNA ALICE MILLER, b. February 05, 1883.
iii. RAY WILFORD MILLER, b. August 31, 1884.
iv. FRED LOGAN MILLER, b. November 12, 1886.
v. LOU DELL MILLER, b. August 28, 1888.
vi. HATTIE CLEO MILLER, b. March 12, 1891.
vii. MABEL LUCY MILLER, b. June 12, 1893.
viii. EVA ROSE MILLER, b. February 12, 1896.
ix. GERTRUDE MAY MILLER, b. August 26, 1898.
x. EVERETT LEONARD MILLER, b. January 30, 1901.
SOURCES: "Jacob Rich" by Golda Suttie
Federal Census 1860
Shelby Cemetery Inscriptions
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