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Edgell Family


 

 

Descendants of Robert Edgell

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Robert2 Edgell  (John1) was born 1775, and died 1865 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Robert Edgell:

EDGELL, R, Newport, Newport Twp, War of 1812.

       

Child of Robert Edgell is:

+      2                 i.    Aaron3 Edgell, born February 23, 1811 in Newark, Ohio; died December 20, 1892 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Aaron3 Edgell (Robert2, John1) was born February 23, 1811 in Newark, Ohio, and died December 20, 1892 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Melissa Ellis October 12, 1837 in Millwood, Knox Co., Ohio.  She was born October 23, 1816 in New York, and died April 26, 1890 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Aaron Edgell:

The Edgell ancestry was English; the John Edgell sons settled in Licking County, Ohio. One of these sons, Robert Edgell born 1775 came to Newark in 1806. Seven children were born to him of whom Aaron born 1811 was the second. In 1820 the family came to Newport. The father lived until 1865, the last twelve years with his son, Aaron and wife Melissa.

 

The married life of Aaron and Melissa always has been remembered as one marked with devotion and felicity. In the presence of others, and in whatever each wrote concerning the other, there was always the kindest consideration and appreciation; so that for more that a half century they maintained an ideal home life. Their golden wedding [anniversary] was celebrated in 1887; and although in failing health in later years, they remained active intercourse with friends and relatives to the last. They were modestly prosperous, and welcomed many kindred; and themselves visited frequently in return. The housekeeping, if we mistake not, began in the cabin home built for his mother by Benjamin Ellis, Melissa's father in 1812 or 1813; and there they dwelt until 1853, when a large and convenient house was erected, which is yet standing, and there their days ended. She died in May of 1890 and the affection of the husband shown in he sepulture was as marked as that always manifested during her life. He survived her about two years to the age of eighty-one.

 

Information on the Edgell Family from A Partial History of the Descendants of John Ellis of Rehoboth, Mass. by F. O. Ellis, Published in Swampscott, Mass, 1909, pages 67-69. The Aaron Edgell Family  

 

More About Aaron Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Melissa Ellis:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Aaron Edgell and Melissa Ellis are:

        3                 i.    Rev. Benjamin Ellis4 Edgell, born November 08, 1839 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died June 05, 1925 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married (1) Lousia Dawson 1867; born August 28, 1843 in Knox Co., Ohio; died March 07, 1919 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married (2) Flora Dearth 1921.

 

Notes for Rev. Benjamin Ellis Edgell:

attended school at Newport. He graduated in 1865 from Allegheny College and attended Garrett Biblical Seminary. He was ordained in 1867 as a Methodist minister. In 1873 he was a missionary for three years in Southeastern China.

 

EDGELL, B.(enjamin) E.(llis), 1839-1925, Newport, Newport Twp, Civil, 129 OVI.

 

 

More About Rev. Benjamin Ellis Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Lousia Dawson:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

+      4                ii.    Henry Ellis Edgell, born April 07, 1842 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 1919 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  Henry Ellis4 Edgell (Aaron3, Robert2, John1) was born April 07, 1842 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1919 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Amanda Gregory February 19, 1861 in Washington Co., Ohio.  She was born 1840, and died 1926 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Henry Ellis Edgell:

Henry E. Edgell's sons like himself are connected with the petroleum industry which abounds in the region. An oil pumping station is located on his farm, to which oil is piped from adjacent wells, and then forced across the Ohio River towards the refineries, and natural gas is wholly used for fuel and lighting.

 

More About Henry Ellis Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Amanda Gregory:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Henry Edgell and Amanda Gregory are:

        5                 i.    Elmer E.5 Edgell, born 1861 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 1933 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Lou Beach; born 1867; died 1919 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Elmer E. Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Lou Beach:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

+      6                ii.    Clarence Benjamin Edgell, born 1866 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 1920 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

        7               iii.    Nellie Melissa Edgell, born 1872 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 1941 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Nellie Melissa Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

+      8               iv.    Fairman Ross Edgell, born 1879 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 1968 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

        9                v.    Thomas M. Edgell, born 1887 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died 1955 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Rose Felter; born 1883; died 1954.

 

More About Thomas M. Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        6.  Clarence Benjamin5 Edgell (Henry Ellis4, Aaron3, Robert2, John1) was born 1866 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1920 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Lola Odgin.  She was born 1865, and died 1945 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for Clarence Benjamin Edgell:

Tombstone - B. G. Edgell

 

More About Clarence Benjamin Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Lola Odgin:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Clarence Edgell and Lola Odgin are:

        10               i.    Mary L.6 Edgell.

        11              ii.    Helen Edgell.

        12             iii.    Odgin Edgell.

 

 

        8.  Fairman Ross5 Edgell (Henry Ellis4, Aaron3, Robert2, John1) was born 1879 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio, and died 1968 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Hazel Bliss.  She was born 1891, and died 1975 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Fairman Ross Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Hazel Bliss:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

       

Children of Fairman Edgell and Hazel Bliss are:

        13               i.    Elwood R.6 Edgell, born November 22, 1920 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died March 27, 1988 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.  He married Marie Bayless Thomas; born July 22, 1914; died December 03, 1980 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio.

 

More About Elwood R. Edgell:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

More About Marie Bayless Thomas:

Burial: Newport Cemetery

 

        14              ii.    Homer Bliss Edgell, born February 23, 1923 in Newport Twp., Washington Co., Ohio; died September 12, 1944 in World War II.

 

Notes for Homer Bliss Edgell:

Pvt. Homer Bliss Edgell, son of Fairman and  Egdell, born February 23, 1923. Maternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs. Timothy Bliss of Wade. Pvt. Edgell graduated  from Newport High School in 1942. He was inducted into the service on December 23, 1942. He received his trainging at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He participated in the North Africa Campaign, in the invasion of Sicily, and in the invasion of Normandy. He was attached to the 41st Armored Division of the Third Army. He was killed in action on September 12, 1944 in Belgium. He was awarded the African Service Ribbon with battle star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Expert Infantryman's Medal, and the Purple Heart. He has one brother, Elwood Edgell.