LIMES, MARTHA ANN - Pickaway County, Ohio | MARTHA ANN LIMES - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Reber Hill Cemetery
Pickaway County,


Wesley Limes was the youngest child (and son) of Harmon Limes (Jr.) and Mary McKee Limes. He was born on August 4, 1831 in Fayette County, Ohio.

Wesley was married in Logan County, Ohio on April 19, 1850 to Martha Ann Miller.

Martha Ann was the daughter of Joseph W. and Martha (Whann) Miller. Martha Ann was born on December 25, 1829 (per burial records) in Elkton, Maryland, and died on January 11, 1891 in Columbus, Ohio. She and Wesley are buried at Reber Hill Cemetery, near Ashville in Pickaway County, Ohio. Their one son, Sherman T., is buried near them at Reber Hill. Charles H., another son, is also buried there.

Wesley was a private in the 66th Regiment, Company "H" mustered in at Urbana, Ohio on August 5, 1862. He was mustered out on June 3, 1865 near Bladensburg, Maryland.

From May 4, 1905 until his death on December 5, 1916, Private Wesley Limes was a patient/resident of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Wesley Limes had a brief second marriage to Lizzie McDonald. They married in Franklin County, Ohio on December 4, 1893. Lizzie died on November 22, 1904 and was buried at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.

Wesley and Martha’s children were:

John Thomas: Born: August 4, 1851
Died: January 16, 1923
Buried: Greeen Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

Charles H.: Born: February 2, 1854
Died: August 23, 1923
Buried: Reber Hill Cemetery, Ashville, Ohio

Mary E.: Born: March 16, 1857
(Mrs. William McGarity) Died: June 16, 1912
Buried: Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

William W.: Born: September 8, 1859
Died: December 6, 1915
Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville, Ohio

Frank M.: Born: January 20, 1862
Died: June 18, 1863

Sherman T.: Born: September 25, 1864
Died: November 27, 1940
Buried: Reber Hill Cemetery, Ashville, Ohio

Iva (Ivy) J.: Born: February 25, 1867
(Mrs. James McGarity) Died: October 29, 1929
Buried: Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio


The Pickaway County News (Vol. II – No. 4) Pickaway County, Ohio
December 15, 1916

“Wesely LIMES was born in Virginia, August 4, 1831, and died at Sandusky, Ohio, December 5, 1916, after a lingering illness, lasting over a period of two years, brought on by the infirmities of old age, being 85 years, 4 months and 1 day old at the date of his death.

He was united in marriage to Martha A. MILLER, January 1st, 1851. To this union were born seven children, three of whom with the wife, have preceded him to the spirit world, leaving one daughter, Mrs. James MCGARITY, of Columbus, three sons, Charles of Ashville, Sherman of Columbus, and John of Linden; fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, with a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Enlisting in the Union army, from Champaign County, in 1862 he served throughout the war, being with SHERMAN on his memorable march to the sea, and was discharged, at the end of the war, with all due honors. He was a resident of Pickaway County for 35 years, residing about one half mile north of Ashville, where the latch string was always out, and a cordial reception was always waiting for the many friends and acquaintances he had made in this section.”


“Card of Thanks.”

“We desire to express our thanks and appreciation, to our kind friends and neighbors, for the assistance rendered us in the death of our father, Wesley LIMES; also to the Sisterhood of the United Brethren church, for their assistance at the home and the church; and the church people for the use of the basement; also to the choir for their beautiful hymns, and to Rev. P. E. WRIGHT for his consoling words; also to the friends for the use of the autos at the funeral.”


(Retyped - March 25, 2005 – by Linda Jean Limes Ellis)

Note: Wesley Limes was most likely born in Fayette County or Highland County Ohio. His parents, Harmon and Mary (MCKEE) LIMES were living in Highland County, Ohio in the 1830 U. S. Federal Census.

The marriage of Wesley LIMES and Martha Ann MILLER took place in Logan County, Ohio on April 19, 1850; as shown in the marriage record of Volume A, page 124 of the Logan County, Ohio Probate Court records. They were married by David POLK.

Wesley LIMES was a resident of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky, Ohio at the time of his death.

Contributed on 7/1/07 by ljellis_2000
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Submitted: 7/1/07 • Approved: 7/2/07 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R28979-G28978-S3

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