At the beginning of the 1800’s, with the opening of the Ohio Territory, our adventurous family looked to new vistas and soon moved to lands just north of the Ohio River on its eastern, middle, and western edges. This romantic view of the Ohio gives a feel for the time but not its difficulties. There are a number of excellent books written in the 1800’s that provide great insights into, not just these pioneer lives but their world view as well. The Ohio families include Andrew Croy and Susanna Oswalt, Zerah Payne and Amy Felch, Henry Smith and Sephronia Payne, Jacob Croy and Mary Huston, and Calvin Croy and Sarah Smith. Ohio Family Sheets a PDF document
A note to the family members who received the book: There is much more information about the service records of the seven boys of Jacob and Margaret Croy who served in the Civil War in the Family Sheets, as well as more detail about the various children of the Ohio Croys.