Aaron Vorhies

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 22 Oct 1791

Died: 24 Jun 1861

Supporting evidence for:
name

marker-aaron-vorhies-1861: Gravestone of Aaron Vorhies (1861); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 Feb 2021), memorial ID 57401502, photograph uploaded 3 Nov 2015; citing "Coens Methodist Church Cemetery (Noble County, Ohio, USA), [maybe] Row 4, Grave 30" [directions: from I-77 roughly 5.6 miles south of I-70 in Ohio, take exit 37 onto State Route 313 east, at about 5.2 miles turn right onto State Route 574, at about 3.6 miles turn left onto County Road 65, at about 200 feet cemetery is on the left]

Comment: Source includes name (Aaron Vorhies).

marriage-vorhies-gordon-1845: Marriage record for Aaron Voorhies and Margaret Gordon (1845); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1841 - 1861” image 26, entry 4707 (page 51); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

Comment: Source includes name (Aaron Vorhies).

marriage-voris-daily-1814: Marriage record for Aron Voris & Mary Daily (1814); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1809 - 1940” image 45, entry 1 (page 31); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

military-gravereg-aaron-vorhies-1861: Grave registration card for Aaron Vorhies (1861); Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “V > Vorhies > Vorhies, Aaron” page 1; citing “Ohio History Connection”

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birth

marker-aaron-vorhies-1861: Gravestone of Aaron Vorhies (1861); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 Feb 2021), memorial ID 57401502, photograph uploaded 3 Nov 2015; citing "Coens Methodist Church Cemetery (Noble County, Ohio, USA), [maybe] Row 4, Grave 30" [directions: from I-77 roughly 5.6 miles south of I-70 in Ohio, take exit 37 onto State Route 313 east, at about 5.2 miles turn right onto State Route 574, at about 3.6 miles turn left onto County Road 65, at about 200 feet cemetery is on the left]

Comment: Source includes date (Oct 22, 1791).

military-gravereg-aaron-vorhies-1861: Grave registration card for Aaron Vorhies (1861); Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “V > Vorhies > Vorhies, Aaron” page 1; citing “Ohio History Connection”

Comment: Source includes date (10-22-1791).

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death

marker-aaron-vorhies-1861: Gravestone of Aaron Vorhies (1861); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 Feb 2021), memorial ID 57401502, photograph uploaded 3 Nov 2015; citing "Coens Methodist Church Cemetery (Noble County, Ohio, USA), [maybe] Row 4, Grave 30" [directions: from I-77 roughly 5.6 miles south of I-70 in Ohio, take exit 37 onto State Route 313 east, at about 5.2 miles turn right onto State Route 574, at about 3.6 miles turn left onto County Road 65, at about 200 feet cemetery is on the left]

Comment: Source includes date (June 24, 1861).

military-gravereg-aaron-vorhies-1861: Grave registration card for Aaron Vorhies (1861); Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “V > Vorhies > Vorhies, Aaron” page 1; citing “Ohio History Connection”

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Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Mary Daily (? – ?)

Married: 20 Oct 1814 in , Guernsey County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-vorhies-gordon-1845: Marriage record for Aaron Voorhies and Margaret Gordon (1845); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1841 - 1861” image 26, entry 4707 (page 51); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

Comment: Source includes date (28th day of August [1845]) and location (State of Ohio Guernsey County).

marriage-voris-daily-1814: Marriage record for Aron Voris & Mary Daily (1814); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1809 - 1940” image 45, entry 1 (page 31); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

Comment: Source includes date (20th Day of October 1814) and implied location ([Guernsey County, Ohio]).

marker-margaret-vorhies-1875: Gravestone of Margaret Vorhies (1875); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 October 2020), memorial no. 147003470, photograph uploaded 26 May 2015; citing "Coens Methodist Church Cemetery (Noble County, Ohio, USA)" [directions: from I-77 roughly 5.6 miles south of I-70 in Ohio, take exit 37 onto State Route 313 east, at about 5.2 miles turn right onto State Route 574, at about 3.6 miles turn left onto County Road 65, at about 200 feet cemetery is on the left]

Comment: Source identifies Margaret as the wife of Aaron Vorhies.

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Child: Isabelle Vorhies (1814 – 1883)

Family #2

Spouse/Partner: Margaret Gordon (1808 – 1875)

Married: 28 Aug 1845 in , Guernsey County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-vorhies-gordon-1845: Marriage record for Aaron Voorhies and Margaret Gordon (1845); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1841 - 1861” image 26, entry 4707 (page 51); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

Comment: Source includes date (28th day of August [1845]) and location (State of Ohio Guernsey County).

marriage-voris-daily-1814: Marriage record for Aron Voris & Mary Daily (1814); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1809 - 1940” image 45, entry 1 (page 31); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

Comment: Source includes date (20th Day of October 1814) and implied location ([Guernsey County, Ohio]).

marker-margaret-vorhies-1875: Gravestone of Margaret Vorhies (1875); Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 17 October 2020), memorial no. 147003470, photograph uploaded 26 May 2015; citing "Coens Methodist Church Cemetery (Noble County, Ohio, USA)" [directions: from I-77 roughly 5.6 miles south of I-70 in Ohio, take exit 37 onto State Route 313 east, at about 5.2 miles turn right onto State Route 574, at about 3.6 miles turn left onto County Road 65, at about 200 feet cemetery is on the left]

Comment: Source identifies Margaret as the wife of Aaron Vorhies.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Cemetery: (Coens Church Cemetary) at Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

military-gravereg-aaron-vorhies-1861: Grave registration card for Aaron Vorhies (1861); Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “V > Vorhies > Vorhies, Aaron” page 1; citing “Ohio History Connection”

Comment: Source includes cemetary (Cohens [shortened and misspelling of Coens Church Cemetary]) and location (Senaca Twp [., Noble Co., Ohio]).

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Attributes

Residence: 24 Jun 1861 at Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

military-gravereg-aaron-vorhies-1861: Grave registration card for Aaron Vorhies (1861); Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “V > Vorhies > Vorhies, Aaron” page 1; citing “Ohio History Connection”

Comment: Source includes death date (6-24-1861) and location (Senaca Twp., Noble Co., Ohio).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Aaron served during the War of 1812. [military-graves-registration-aaron-vorhies-1861]

Aaron acquired 316.68 acres in Nobel County, Ohio, through four land patents issued from 1824 through 1837. (Note that the name on the 1824 patent is misspelled.) He may or may not have subsequently sold some or all of this acreage. [land-aaron-voorheis-land-patent-1824, land-aaron-vorheis-land-patent-1832, land-aaron-vorheis-land-patent-1837a, land-aaron-vorheis-land-patent-1837b]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

military-gravereg-aaron-vorhies-1861: Grave registration card for Aaron Vorhies (1861); Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards, 1804-1958, database with images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “V > Vorhies > Vorhies, Aaron” page 1; citing “Ohio History Connection”

land-aaron-voorheis-land-patent-1824: Land patent for Aaron Voorheis (1824); BLM General Land Office (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov: accessed before 5 May 2018), credit volume patent, accession #CV-0059-428, Ohio, document #284, issued 1 Oct 1824

land-aaron-vorheis-land-patent-1832: Land patent for Aaron Vorhies (1832); BLM General Land Office (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov: accessed before 5 May 2018), state volume patent, accession #OH0400__.295, Ohio, document #3322, issued 2 Jul 1832

land-aaron-vorheis-land-patent-1837a: Land patent for Aaron Vorhies (1837); BLM General Land Office (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov: accessed before 5 May 2018), state volume patent, accession #OH0490__.274, Ohio, document #7826, issued 10 Apr 1837

land-aaron-vorheis-land-patent-1837b: Land patent for Aaron Vorhies (1837); BLM General Land Office (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov: accessed before 5 May 2018), state volume patent, accession #OH1560__.112, Ohio, document #9665, issued 10 Aug 1837

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Aaron. His marriage record with Mary Daily uses Aron. [marriage-voris-daily-1814]

Surname: This database uses Vorhies. His marriage record with Mary Daily uses Voris. [marriage-voris-daily-1814]

FOLLOWUP

Aaron may have been born in Pennsylvania. He may have died in Seneca, Noble County, Ohio.

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).

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), and Aaron Jr. (b. 24 Apr 1827).

Other children following Aaron Jr. may have been 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). (From the 1850 U.S. Census.)

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 family is somewhat unlikely, as Aaron was 61 for Martha's birth.) [Census/1850U.S. (for marriage to Margaret]

The previous paragraphs about Aaron's wives and children can also be found in History of Noble County, Ohio with the striking exception of daughter Isabell and the name of Mary. For the latter, the name Polly is used, but this may be a second given name. This is concerning and may point to an error in conflating the Aaron that should be in this tree and some other individual of the same name. [Book/History of Noble County, Ohio]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

marriage-voris-daily-1814: Marriage record for Aron Voris & Mary Daily (1814); Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Oct 2020) > “Guernsey > 1809 - 1940” image 45, entry 1 (page 31); citing “Marriage Records, Ohio Marriages, Various Ohio County Courthouses”

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