Naaah. It’s probably just Family History Travel! But, watever it’s called, I am very excited to be attending the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference in Columbus, Ohio, April 9-11, most especially since discovering that I have at least three native Ohio ancestors from Athens County, Ohio. If their census reporting is accurate, they may even be among the “First Families of Ohio”!
I’m looking forward to my first visit to the Buckeye State, and to presenting three sessions on preserving and digitizing family keepsakes. Be sure to say “Hello!” if you’re in Columbus for this great event, and please let me know if you have any tips on the Athens County Squires or Lampson families.
Robert Lindsay Squires, born 1836 Athens County, Ohio
died 1911 Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas
I don’t know too much about the Squires-Lampson family, except that they moved to Johnson County, Kansas about 1864 settling in Gardner, Kansas where they raised their large family and lived the rest of their lives. R.L., as Robert was known, was the son of Robert Squires and Cecelia Dean, both born Ohio. R.L. outlived his wife Emma by 16 years, marrying for the second time at the young age of 63.
Emma Lampson Squires with her youngest daughter, Emma, born 1884.
Emma Frances Lampson Squires was born 1837 in Athens County, Ohio to Phillip W. Lampson, born Ohio, and Polly Tracy. She died in Gardner, Kansas at the age of 58, the mother of 12 children.
Have a good time in Ohio! I attended the conference a few years ago & learned many new skills! The people were all very friendly. I took time to search cemeteries & archives while I was there. A productive trip.