Welcome to our Family History, I starting my search about 20 years ago and have worked on it off and on. My family is mostly located in Athens, Franklin, Fairfield and Licking Counties, Ohio. Bruce's family is from Noble County, Ohio and the counties that made up Noble before 1850. I am always updating this site so check back often.

Bruce's Surnames: Rutherford, Bozman, Brown, Brownrigg, Shafer, Oliver, O'Neal, Norris, Gillotte, Rasier, Caldwell, Fulton, Groves, Danford, Steele, Williams, Phillips, Conkle, Metheney, Nicholson, Hendry, Ward, Larrick

Becky's Surnames: Miller, Fishpaw, Mead, Bumgarner, Potts, Coe, Wickliff, Lemmon, Huddleston, Mays, Youmans, Dunning, Layton, Marlett, Battee, Beach, Bridge

updated 9/23/2006 All New Reports
updated 11/4/2001 Lots of New Brown and Rutherford Photos and info.
updated 9/27/2001 All New Reports Lots of New Information
updated 9/11/2000 New Reports added for both Bruce, Becky and Allen Rutherford.
updated 8/31/2000 New Reports added for both Bruce and Becky.
updated 7/25/2000
updated 7/18/2000 Reports and added new photos.
updated 7/9/2000 ancestor file of Bruce N. Rutherford, surnames: Steele and Perkins. Ancestor file of Rebecca Miller, surnames: Coe and Coo.
updated: 6/28/2000
Updated total ancestor file of Bruce N. Rutherford added many new notes, information and made corrections. Added photo of Jacob Larrick 1773 - 1847
updated: 4/21/2000
Updated surnames Fishpaw, Coe, Youmans, Wickliff and related families.

Rutherford Family Home Page "Neither by chance nor fate"
Updated September 23, 2006

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Becky Rutherford
New Albany, OH 43054
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Family Photos

  • Dewey & Ina Groves (19 KB)
    Dewey 1897-1971 and sister, Inez (Ina) Groves
  • Thomas Jefferson Bozman (38 KB)
    Thomas Jefferson Bozman 1853-1903, married Mary "Mate" Brownrigg. Son of William S. Bozman and Mariah Maria Oliver. Thomas was a blacksmith.
  • Dewey Groves (9 KB)
    Appears to be Dewey's 1897-1971 High School Graduation Picture
  • Danford Home (35 KB)
    The Old Danford home on Marion Twp. 218, Noble Co. once the home of Peter R Danford
  • Jonas Danford and Mary Wilson (23 KB)
    Jonas Danford 1822-1894 and Mary (Wilson) Danford 1829-1895. I believe the photo was taken circa 1892. from Barbara Harkleroad
  • Jacob Larrick 1773 - 1847 (32 KB)
    Born in Virgina June 30, 1773 and died at Mt. Zion, Ohio on August 23, 1847
  • John Brownrigg Sr (30 KB)
    Photo from "History of Noble County, OHIO 1887", John Brownrigg Sr b: 1772 Westmoreland Co, England d: 1856 Noble Co, Ohio. Married Sarah Elizabeth Atkinson. Father of John Brownrigg Jr.
  • Andrew Jackson Steele (24 KB)
    Andrew Jackson Steel, 1834 - 1909, son of William Steele and Jane Woodburn, father of Margaret "Maggie" Steele Groves.
  • History of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church #1 (63 KB)
    page 1 of 150th Anniversary program
  • Samuel Caldwell (27 KB)
    Photo from "History of Noble County, Ohio 1887"
  • John Conkle Family (43 KB)
    John Conkle Family out West. I'm assuming this is Martha Jane Conkle's brother and family. Martha (1838-1873) wife of Andrew Jackson Steele, mother of Margaret "Maggie" Steele Groves.
  • History of Mt. Zion evangelical Lutheran Church #2 (86 KB)
    page 2 & 3 of the 150th Anniversary showing the service.
  • Dewey Groves and Sisters (5 KB)
    Dewey Groves 1897-1971 with sisters Blanch Groves Larrick and Inez (Ina) Groves Tucker 1971.
  • Rutherford Coat of Arms (12 KB)
    Rutherford Coat of Arms Motto: "Niether by chance nor fate"
  • History of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church #3 (165 KB)
    page 4 & 5 Photos and History of church
  • Groves 50th Wedding Anniversary 1968 (17 KB)
    Dewey Groves 1897-1971 and Samantha Gladys Danford's 1900-1991 50th Wedding Anniversary. Dec 24, 1968
  • Samuel Rutherford's Family Bible - Births (266 KB)
    Contributed by Robert W. Rutherford
  • History of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church #4 (235 KB)
    pages 6 & 7 more History and Photos of church
  • Groves 50th Wedding Anniversary 1936 (14 KB)
    Abraham Thomas Groves and Margaret Elizbeth Steele's 50th Wedding Anniversary 1936. This photo was taken in front of the Groves home. l-r: Eli Nicholson, Charles Steele, Abraham Groves 1858-1945, Margaret Steele Groves 1863-1939, Etta Alley Steele, Mrs. Nicholson. Not sure who the minister is?
  • Samuel Rutherford's Family Bible - Marriages (208 KB)
    Contributed by Robert W. Rutherford
  • History of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church #5 (70 KB)
    page 8 Charter members and Pastors of Mt. Zion
  • James Williams (11 KB)
    James Williams 1830-1912 and dog Fred. married Margaret Ann Nicholson, father of Ietta Williams.
  • Samuel Rutherford's Family Bible - Deaths (192 KB)
    Contributed by Robert W. Rutherford
  • Nancy Jane Nicholson (21 KB)
    Nancy Jane Nicholson
  • Allen Rutherford's Naturalization Certificate (356 KB)
    Contributed by Robert W. Rutherford
  • Ines and Enis Matheney (24 KB)
    Ines and Enis Matheney
  • Caroline Brown Rutherford (131 KB)
    A portrait of Caroline Brown Rutherford, in the possesion of Anne Cleary Sennish.
  • Joseph Rutherford (153 KB)
    A portrait of Caroline Brown Rutherford, in the possesion of Anne Cleary Sennish.
  • Margaret Ann (Peggy) Nicholson (18 KB)
    Margaret Ann (Peggy)Nicholson 1836-1889, married James Williams. Mother of Ietta Williams. (note the pin at her collar and the watch necklace, this was passed on to Ietta, who passed it on to her daughter Samantha Glayds Danford who passed it on the her daughter Glema Gail Groves who still has both items today.)
  • Ietta Williams (10 KB)
    Ietta Williams 1867-1919. Daughter of James Williams and Margaret Ann Nicholson. Married John B. Danford Jr. Mother of Samantha Glayds Danford. (Note: this is an example of an old tin photo.)
  • John B Danford Jr and Ietta Williams (19 KB)
    John B Danford Jr 1863-1935 and his wife Ietta Williams 1867-1919. Parents of Samantha Gladys Danford. (Note: in this photo Ietta is wearing the pin and watch from her mother,Margaret Ann Nicholson. Also in the photos it almost looks like they were wearing the exact same dress.)
  • An Old School Class Picture (68 KB)
    row 1 l-r:Rudy Larrick, Howard Wheeler, Harvey Larrick, Obert Kackley, Raymond Wheeler, Dewey Groves row 2 l-r: Inez Groves, Jennie Kackley, Roxie Buckey, Olive Kackley Lofolett, Mable Larrick Davis, Lulu Graham row 3 l-r: Jake Russell, Mary Larrick Cale, Teacher Clark Gregg, Beulah Russell Lease, Lelia Larrick Yoho
  • Samantha Gladys Danford (9 KB)
    Samantha Gladys Danford 1900-1991 as a child. Married Dewey Groves. Mother of Glema Gail Groves. Parents John B. Danford and Ietta Williams.
  • Catherin Groves (27 KB)
    Catherin Groves, sent to Mrs. A. T. Grove "Do you know me?" Sent from Mt Ephraim, Ohio 1908
  • Mary Ann Rutherford Cleary (130 KB)
    A portrait of Mary Ann Rutherford Cleary, daughter of Joseph and Caroline Rutherford. In the possesion of Anne Cleary Sennish.
  • Danford Children (18 KB)
    The children of John B Danford Jr and Ietta Williams taken in 1901. l-r: Lewis H. Danford 1888-1913 age 13, Samantha Glayds 1900-1991 age abt 1 yr, Ralph R. Danford 1890-1917 age 10.
  • Jonas and Raymond Groves (17 KB)
    back of pictures says Raymond and Jonas Groves Brownsville, MO Lebannon, Ore?
  • Mary Ann Rutherford Cleary with granddaughters (152 KB)
    Grandmother Cleary, Marjorie Snyder, Margaret Pigg. Contributed by Anne Cleary Sennish.
  • Samantha Gladys Danford 1917 (9 KB)
    Samantha Gladys Danford 1900-1991 at age 17 in 1917. Married Dewey Groves, mother of Glema Gail Groves.
  • Joseph Groves (53 KB)
    Joseph Groves (This must be Jonas Groves brother)born Aug 1, 1808 died Apr 27, 1897 married Sarah Danford daughter of Samuel and Nancy Matheney Danford
  • Mary Ann Rutherford Cleary and Sisters (146 KB)
    "Mother and sisters," my father wrote on this photo. Not sure which sisters these were. Grandmother (Mary Ann) is on the left. There was a Lillie, an Ethel, a Mary Ann, an Emma, an Arbella, and an Eva Luella. So 2 are missing (probably the one in Colorado). Contributed by Anne Rutherford Cleary Sennish
  • Caroline Brown Rutherford (11 KB)
    Caroline Brown Rutherford 1839-1918 is setting holding the baby, the others in the photo are unknown. Caroline Brown Rutheford daughter of George Washington Brown and Mary Shaffer married Joseph Rutherford son of Allen Rutherford.
  • Mary Groves (39 KB)
    Mary Groves, (must be Jonas' sister) born 1805 married Reuben Perkins 3/15/1821. back of picture says aunt Mary Groves
  • The Cleary Farm, Noble County, OH 1936 (175 KB)
    Bob Cleary, Kyle's son; Uncle Ed; Uncle Kyle (in back); my sister Caroline; Grandfather John William; Aunt Laura (Ed's wife); Anne (me); Edward William (son of Ed and Laura); Mary Helen, their daughter; my mother, Jeannette (in front). Taken on a trip to the Johnny Cleary farm in Noble County, about 1936. The farm was sold about 1947. Contributed by Anne Rutherford Cleary Sennish
  • Hiram Nelson Rutherford (18 KB)
    Hiram Rutherford 1873-1958 his age in this photo is unknown.
  • Elizabeth Groves Ridgeway (52 KB)
    Elizbeth Groves Ridgeway, I think this is one of Jonas Groves daughters, born 1834, note on picture says died 1920.
  • Joseph and Caroline Rutherford with daughters (148 KB)
    In back row: Angie Cleary; my great-grandmother, Caroline Brown Rutherford; a Rutherford daughter (Ethel?); my grandmother, Mary Ann (Rutherford) Cleary; her father and my great-grandfather, Joseph Rutherford. Don't know what year. Grandmother's dress looks 1900-ish. Contributed by Anne Rutherford Cleary Sennish.
  • Woodie & Hiram Rutherford (8 KB)
    Woodie Bozman Ray 1888-1959 and Hiram Rutherford 1873-1958 taken in front of the Whitehouse, Washington DC in 1947. Woodie was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Bozman and Mary "Mate" Brownrigg. Hiram was the son of Caroline Brown and Joseph Rutherford
  • Jonas Groves (236 KB)
    Jonas Groves 1815 - 1889 married Maria Phillips, Abraham Thomas Groves father.
  • George Washington Brown (92 KB)
    George W. Brown, born 11/15/1815, New York City, died 11/21/1894, Noble Co, Oh; father of Caroline (Brown) Rutherford; married Mary Ann Shafer, born 11/10/1810, died 3/14/1896, Noble County, Oh; Son of Jeremiah Bateman Brown, born 1794, New York State, died 1864, Noble Co, Oh; and of Nancy (Gillotte) Brown, born 1795, died 1895, Noble Co, OH. George W Brown came from Pa with parents at age 16. Civil War, Lanphere's Mich Battery; wounded @Chickasaw Bayou. Buried Olive Cem, Sec 1, Noble Co. I was very surprised to find this in a letter from Aunt Alice Snyder. Submitted by Anne Sennish
  • Woodie and Hiram Rutherford (14 KB)
    Woodie Bozman Ray 1888-1959 and Hiram Rutherford 1873-1958, I don't know when this was taken? Woodie was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Bozman and Mary "Mate" Brownrigg. Hiram was the son of Caroline Brown and Joseph Rutherford
  • Kermit Groves (48 KB)
    I don't know where Kermit falls in the family but I think this is the cutest photo.
  • Center Township Noble Co. Ohio (132 KB)
    This is a plat map of Center township Noble Co., Ohio. It appears to be around the year 1880, and these names match the 1880 census.
  • Jonas Groves (27 KB)
    Jonas Groves 1815 - 1889 married Maria Phillips, Abraham Thomas Groves father.
  • Sarahsville High School Senior Boys 1947 (52 KB)
    Back row: Myron Beatty, Don Sanford, John Hopps, Don Rutherford. Front row: Leslie Cater, Ed Clark, absent - Fred Powell, Clark Smith, Don Bates.
  • 1898, The Lecester Danford home near Saltfork, Ind (24 KB)
    1898, The Lecester Danford home near Saltfork, Indian Territory, (later Oklahoma.) Second from left is Jennie Danford, Wayne Danford, Bessie (mother) holding Ben Danford, Mary Danford, and Lecester holding horn. from Barbara Harkleroad
 

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