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NISWONGER, COL. JOHN - Meigs County, Ohio | COL. JOHN NISWONGER - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Pioneer - Salisbury Twp. Cemetery
Meigs County,

Birth: Mar. 20, 1742
Death: Jul. 13, 1821 Meigs County Ohio, USA

From the book "Pioneer History of Meigs County" by Stillman Carter Larkin: "Colonel John Chivinton was of German extraction and early in life was from near Winchester, Virginia. He enlisted December 29th, 1776, to serve during the war; served as a sergeant in Captain John Leman's company, Thirteenth Virginia Regiment, commanded successively by Colonel John Gibson, Revolutionary War, and appears on the muster roll, October, November, and December, 1779 at Fort Pitt, and February 13th, 1780, on which he is reported as being at Fort Henry. Colonel John Niswonger was one of the heros of the battle of Point Pleasant. He settled on land near the mouth of Leading Creek, with his son-in-law Hamilton Kerr , in 1798, and was an important factor in civil arrangements for the government of Salisbury township, afterwards included in Rutland township, Meigs county". Married Margaret Good. Their children were: Jacob (m. Susannah Wright & Caroline Crockett), Margaret, Susannah "Sukey" (m. Hamilton Kerr), Sarah (m. Charles Mills), John Jr. (m. Winifred Buck), Christine (m. John Kerr, Jr.), and Rachael (m. James McCormick). His parents were John Jacob Neuschwanger and Maria Gertraubt Brumbach. Inscription: "Sacred to the memory of Colonel John Niswonger, who departed this life July 13th, 1821, aged 78 years and 4 months". The headstone was located during the demolition of an old building, where it had been used as a hearthstone. His grave site is unknown. (This information derived from "Pioneer History of Meigs County", by Stillman Carter Larkin) Note: In "Revolutionary Soldiers Who Lived in Ohio" a note is made that a "Mrs. Soles, through her indefatigable searching, found the place where he was buried and had the stone returned. The DAR placed a marker over his grave in June 1931. Burial: Hill Cemetery Middleport Meigs County Ohio, USA

Col. John Niswonger is my 5x Great Grandfather. His daughter Susannah who married Hamilton Kerr are my 4x Great grandparents. Hamilton was a noted Indian Scout and is in the book "Centennial History Events of a Century in the Muskingum and Tuscarawas Valleys The Pathfinders of Eastern Ohio"

My tree goes as follows starting wih me....
Christina K.> Rebecca A.> Delores (Kerr) Albertine> Ward D. Kerr> George W.Kerr> Thomas Kerr> Hamilton Kerr

Feel free to contact me if you need more info. I do have a tree up on

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