Aaron Vorhies


Born: 22 Oct 1791 in ?

Died: 24 Jun 1861 in Ohio, USA

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Mary Daily (1792 – 1840)

Married: 20 Oct 1814 in ?

Child: Isabell Vorhies (1815 – 1884)

Change Date

This data was last changed on 17 Nov 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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Ancestor Chart of George E. Spear
by Michael Englemann; [applies to name, birth, death, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Aaron may have been born in PA, and served in the War of 1812. He may have died in Seneca, Noble County, OH.

In addition to Isabell, the children of Aaron and Mary may have been John (b. 29 Mar 1817), Phebe McCoy (b. 26 Feb 1819), Eli (b. 20 Oct 1820), Stephen Parr (b. 23 Sep 1822), Kesiah (b. 8 Dec 1824), Aaron Jr. (b. 24 Apr 1827), Peter (b. 22 Jul 1829), Josiah (b. 17 Aug 1831), Nathan (b. 25 Feb 1834), William Daily (b. 5 Jun 1836) and Mary A. "Polly" (b. 23 Mar 1839). [unreliable source for John through Aaron Jr. and all exact dates; 1850 US Census for Peter through Mary]

After Mary's death in 1840, Aaron may have remarried to Margaret Gordon (b. 18 Aug 1808) in 1841. The children of this union may have been Nancy Jane (b. 3 Jul 1846), Sarah Elizabeth (b. 16 Mar 1848), and Martha J. (20 May 1854). (However, this marriage and family is somewhat unlikely, as Aaron was 61 for Martha's birth.) [unreliable source for date of marriage, last name of Gordon, child Martha, and all exact dates, 1850 U.S. Cenus for the marriage to Margaret and the names of the other children]

Aaron's parents may have been John Irvin Vorhies (b. 6 Oct 1766; d. 1841) and Mary Polly Bates (b. 15 Mar 1769; d. 1836). Mary's parents may have been Ephriam Bates (b. 24 May 1743 or 1744 in Morristown, NJ; d. 2 Jan 1834 in Sarahsville, Noble County, OH) and Susannah Clark (b. 1745 in NJ; d. 1834 in Noble County, OH), married before 1770 in NJ.

Ephriam Bates' parents may have been William Bates (b. 1720 in England, or 1726 in Hanover, NJ; d. 1770 in Morris County, NJ), and Rebecca Tomlinson (b. 1721 in England or 1722 in Burlington County, NJ), married 1741 in Hanover, NJ.

Rebecca's parents may have been Joseph Tomlinson (b. 1696 in England) and Elizabeth (first or last name? b. 1700 in England).