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From: Wayne Mosbarger <>
Subject: Re: [OHJACKSO] First Families of Jackson county
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 19:21:49 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <BANLkTinF+ukHEPSQOeQUQTYcQzciWWi8QA@mail.gmail.com>


Anthony,
I also have the Grahams on my grandmothers side. My 4th great grandfather, James Graham, a soldier in the revolutionary war received a land grant from the government in Jackson Co in 1781. My great ganndfather, Silas Graham, served in the 39th Ohio Infantry, Company "C" diring the Civil War. 

--- On Sun, 6/5/11, Anthony Coyan <> wrote:


From: Anthony Coyan <>
Subject: Re: [OHJACKSO] First Families of Jackson county
To:
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 11:22 AM


Wayne,
I've long felt that the Mossbarger's are in the Pioneer category for Jackson
county and were here VERY early on.

Anthony


On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Wayne Mosbarger <> wrote:

> I am very interested.  Wayne Mosbarger
>
> --- On Sun, 6/5/11, Anthony Coyan <> wrote:
>
>
> From: Anthony Coyan <>
> Subject: [OHJACKSO] First Families of Jackson county
> To: "ohjackso" <>
> Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 8:17 AM
>
>
> The Jackson county OGS chapter is working on reestablishing the First
> Families of the county and we want to poll your interest in becoming a
> member. The criteria will be that you are a direct descendant of a pioneer
> settler or settlers who can be verified to have been residing in Jackson
> county in or before 1830. The "proof" documentation of your descendancy is
> being drafted and will be finalized at some point in (hopefully) the near
> future in order to provide guidelines for applicants.
>
> Nearly all county OGS chapters currently have a First Families organization
> and the JCOGS did as well but sadly, ours fizzled out back in the 1980's.
> We
> want to change that but it can only happen with your help and interest.
>
> Again, details aren't finalized but in looking at what other OGS chapters
> are doing with their First Families org's, it seems that a one-time fee of
> around $20 along with the application and documentation are fairly
> standard.
> Please let us know if you have an interest in having your lineage
> documented
> and on file for your Jackson county ancestors.
>
> As I firmly believe, one of the greatest gifts that we can bestow our
> children, grandchildren, etc is the preservation of their heritage by way
> of
> documentation. So consider doing this noble deed for THEM if for no other
> reason!
>
> Anthony
>
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