Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 22 Oct 1791
Died: 24 Jun 1861
Spouse/Partner: Mary Daily (? – ?)
Married: 20 Oct 1814 in , Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Child: Isabelle Vorhies (bet 1814/1815 – 1883)
Spouse/Partner: Margaret Gordon (1808 – 1875)
Married: 28 Aug 1845 in , Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Cemetery: (Coens Church Cemetery) at Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, United States
Residence: 24 Jun 1861 at Seneca Township, Noble County, Ohio, United States
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]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
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]
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]
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