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Updated October 23, 2012

Donna (Maxwell) Tivener
, Oh A-United States

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THEVENIN FAMILY REUNION CELEBRATING THE 100TH YEAR. August 10, 2008 Chillicothe, Ohio.This will be a wonderful time for all the familes of the Thevenin/Thivener/Tivener/Tivner. Anyone who wishes to attend please contact me at the my email address. Iwill send directions and information on the events. WELCOME TO MY FAMILY PAGE PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE FAMILY INFORMATION OR MAKE ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS FOR ANY FAMILY LINES YOU FIND ON THIS PAGE.I would like to dedicate ths Family Site to my husband who helped me with the genealogy on his family and mine. We were married for 51 years and enjoyed searching though cemeteries, court houses and any place we could for family. We have found so many wonderful cousins and we both were very grateful for their family information. Bill passed away th 24th of May, 2008. He is buried in Lexington, Richland Co. Oh. in the Lexington Cemetery. Bill served in the US.Army Reserves, Ohio State Guard, was a Correction Officer at Mansfield, and Police Officer in Lexington, he retired 1 May 2007 from the Lexington School System where he worked for 21 years.Love Ya! Babe and miss you so much.NOTE: On William Burdett b. ca. 1755, his father has been proven to be John (II) Burdett, Sr. & Elizabeth "Betsy". John II Burdett son of John & Mary Burdett of Prince William Co. Va.Research by Howard Burdette has documented the parents of William Burdett of Monroe Co. WV.                   SURNAMES IN MY FAMILY RESEARCH:Klenhenn/Kline,Burdett/Burdette,Roberts, Sunderland,Carpenter, Board, Cable, Clifton, Phillips, Hickle, Wood, Moore, Fisher, Harlan, Boone, Parsons, Flesher, Ball, Talbott, Cornwell, Kittle, McKinney, Harris, Keyser, Wakeman, Bratton,Wolfe, Alford, Maxwell, Kleinhenn, Kline, Ball,Mann/Hamm, Hendricks, Smith, Hughes, Tivener, Thivener, Thevenin, Spriggins, Greveing, Haddox, Kennedy, Reigle, and many others. States & Countires that most of these surnames are from:Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio, England, Germany, France & others." I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW COUSINS TO SHARE INFORMATION ON OUR ANCESTORS." Genealogy is my hobby and always willing to help others with any information I can offer. Together we can keep Genealogy Free for everyone if we share with each other.If you have corrections or additons to any of my family information please contact me, and we will exchange information.I would like to correct information that is online about George Bratton Sunderland. Many have him married 2nd to a Rebecca Sunderland in 1870. George and Mary (Clifton) Sunderland lived together until her death in 1912. In 1910 census they both were living with their daughter Lavinia Sunderland Kline in Jeff. Co. Oh. both our buried in Steubenville. His father Michael Sunderland was born in Maryland and is not the son of Peter Sunderland of New Jersey.                  

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  • Maxwell Family Scotland to America (243 KB)
    William & Sarah Maxwell born Scotland, their son Charles Maxwell born in Ireland came to Jefferson County Ohio before it was a state.

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  • George B. & Mary Clifton Sunderland (51 KB)
    George Bratton Sunderland, b. 30 Jan 1829 Jeff Co Oh. m. Mary Louise Clifton, b. 13 Sep 1839. George son of Michael & Elizabeth Fisher Sunderland. Mary daughter of Theodore W. & Margaret Harlan Clifton.
  • Samuel Banel Burdette (23 KB)
    Samuel Banel Burdette, born Dec. 1866 Roane Co. WV. s/o Lovell Clarkson & Elizabeth Hall Burdett, grandson of Willis & Nancy Boone Burdett of Monroe Co. WV. Married Emma Belle Carpenter 28 Sept. 1887 Roane Co. WV.
  • Album Covered Bridge Cross Creek Jefferson Co Oh (115 KB)
    This covered brige built over Cross Creek in Wayne Township Jeff. Co Oh. Located on the Charles Maxwell property where he built a saw and grist mill on the creek. The huge stone foundation was still there in early 2004, but later in the year a flood washed the foundation away. Charles Maxwell built the roof over the bridge in 1818 for a cost of $60.00. In 2004 a flood on Cross Creek swept away the remaining foundation of this covered bridge at Reed's Mill Jeff. Co. Oh.
  • Caroline "Callie" Hastings Cable (75 KB)
    Caroline always called Callie,born 5 May 1848 Jeff Co OH. married David Wakeman Maxwell. Caroline was the daughter of Benjamin & Persis Shaw Cable of Jeff. Co. OH.
  • Emma (Carpenter) Burdette (26 KB)
    Emma Belle Carpenter born 13 May 1868 Roane Co. WV. died 17 Feb 1942 Roane Co. WV. w/o Samuel B. Burdette, he died 28 Jan. 1955 Roane Co. WV. Emma d/o Hezekiah & Rebecca Phillips Carpenter, grand daughter of Amos & Edith Sands Carpenter.
  • Nicholas Thevenin (1771-1850) (150 KB)
    Nicholas Thevenin came to America among the "French 500" he settled at Gallipolis, Gallia Co. Ohio in 1790.
  • William Mahlon Tivener, Sr. 1935-2008 (136 KB)
    Bill died suddenly about 8 P.M. while driving us home from our daughters. He was born 24 Oct. 1935 Mansfield, Richland Co. Oh. died 24 May 2008 Knox County hospital in Mt. Vernon, Oh. He leaves a wife, Donna (Maxwell) Tivener, children: Kim w/o Steve Weiler, Wm. Jr, Glenda w/o Stan Chance, Debra w/o Alan Chance. 7 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is deeply missed by many friends and his family.
  • David G. & Ina Kline Maxwell and children (21 KB)
    Back row Lt. to Rt. David McGee, David Garfield, Howard Cable Maxwell Front row Lt. To Rt. Caroline Maxwell Fuller, Ina Kline Maxwell, Alice Maxwell Christie & Joseph Edward Maxwell Taken in the 1940s
  • Warren Garland & Icie Roberts Burdette (69 KB)
    Warren was always called Garland, b. 31 Mar 1883 Roane Co. WV. d. 23 Dec. 1956 Wood Co. WV. m. 14 May 1916 Roane Co. WV. Icie Lakie Roberts, b. 5 Mar. 1897 Roane Co. WV. d. 1 Aug. 1971 Wood Co. WV. Warren s/o Samuel & Emma Carpenter Burdette. Icie, d/o William Sanford & Nora Florella Board Roberts.
  • William "Tweety" Mahlon Tivener, Sr. (28 KB)
    Bill will be rememebered for his love of his family. He was a gentle, kind and loving man and made everyone feel special when he was around. He is missed dearly by his wife, Donna of 51 years and his four children: Kimberly, Wm. Jr., Glenda and Debra, he had 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Together in Life Forever In Love.
  • Headstones Charles & Sarah Maxwell (84 KB)
    Charles and Sarah buried Two Ridges Cemetery, Jefferson Co. Oh. The stones now are badly weathered and hard to read. Charles built a saw and grist mill on the creek and a two story brick house the first in the township.
  • John Rinehart Kline, Jr. (213 KB)
    John R. Kline, Jr. son of John Sr. & Nancy (Richardson) Kline/Kleinhenn
  • John R. Kline, Sr. (1826-1908) (16 KB)
    John Rinehart Kline, Sr. The spelling of his last name is Kleinhenn. John the son of Johann Friedrich & Margaret (Metz)Kleinhenn from Wetter, Biedenkopf, Germany. John's father died in Washington Co. Pa. The Kline family is on my Burdette & Maxwell Home Page. The medal he has on his coat is a Civil War Medal. Co. A, 85th Regmt. Pa. Vol.
  • Joseph Edward Maxwell 1916-2008 (14# KB)
    Joseph E. Maxwell (February 9, 1916 - December 31, 2008) Maxwell, Joseph E., age 92 of Canton died Wednesday in Aultman Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Mingo Junction, Ohio to the late David G. and Ina R. (Kline) Maxwell. Joseph was most known for being an amateur pianist; he was retired from National Steel Company in Weirton, West Virginia where he worked as an electronic Engineer for 33 years. He was a Morris Code operator at the Pentagon during WWII, a Boy Scout leader and church organist for many years. Preceded in death by his wife Pauline E. (Eft) Maxwell in 2001, 2 brothers, David and Howard Maxwell, 2 sisters, Caroline Fuller and Alice Christie. Joseph E. Maxwell (February 9, 1916 - December 31, 2008) Maxwell, Joseph E., age 92 of Canton died Wednesday in Aultman Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Mingo Junction, Ohio to the late David G. and Ina R. (Kline) Maxwell. Joseph was most known for being an amateur pianist; he was retired from National Steel Company in Weirton, West Virginia where he worked as an electronic Engineer for 33 years. He was a Morris Code operator at the Pentagon during WWII, a Boy Scout leader and church organist for many years. Preceded in death by his wife Pauline E. (Eft) Maxwell in 2001, 2 brothers, David and Howard Maxwell, 2 sisters, Caroline Fuller and Alice Christie. Survivors include 2 daughters Mrs. William M. (Donna May) Tivener of Mansfield, Ohio and Mrs. Larry (Carol Ann) Hefling of Murray Nebraska, 2 sons, William Joseph Maxwell of Lakeland, Florida and J. Kevin Maxwell of North Canton, Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Monday, 5:00 P.M. in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home 4817 Cleveland Ave., N.W. with Pastor Phil DiSabatino officiating. Friends may call Monday from 3-5 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Joe's first marriage was to Dorothea P. Burdette of Roane Co. WV.
  • Past Mayors of Mingo Jct. Oh. (256 KB)
    David Garfield Maxwell 2nd from the right, was the Mayor of Mingo Jct. Oh. for three terms. Also Sheriff. He later was Mayor of New Alexandria, Jeff Co. Oh. for three terms.
  • Board family (27 KB)
    Picture taken in the 1900s of Miles Board and his family at his birthday gathering. His brother William Board is also in attendance. William Board, b. 4 Mar 1830 & Miles was born 5 Jun 1833, sons of John William & Nancy Parsons Board.
  • John W. Thivener (12 KB)
    John Wilson Thivener, b: 6 Jun 1866 in Gallia Co. Oh. married Francis Emily Ratliff, b: Nov 1861 in Ky. m: 7 Aug 1883 in Lawrence Co. Ohio. Son of Francis C. & Emily Ward Thevenin, Jr.
  • Past members of the GAR Stebenville, Oh. (103 KB)
    David Wakeman Maxwell served in the GAR during the Civil War. David is the 3rd man from the right. He marched in every Memorial Day Parade until one year before his death at the age of 91.
  • Warren G. Burdette & some of his siblings (112 KB)
    Some of the sisters and brothers of Warren Garland Burdette, s/o Samuel & Emma Carpenter Burdette.
  • Charles Maxwell's Home (180 KB)
    Charles Maxwell built the first two story brick house, saw & grist mill at Cross Creek, Jeff. Co. Oh. This is the original house being restored. It is located on the Old Rt. 22 from Cadiz to Wintersville, Oh. Built about 1809, his son David born here in 1810.
  • Francis Collin Thevenin, Jr. (77 KB)
    Francis Collin Thevenin, Jr. b. 22 Feb. 1834 Gallia Co. Oh. d. 22 Oct. 1909 Gallia Co. Oh. Co. F. 33rd. Regm. O.V.I. Civil War. s/o Francis Collin Sr. & Mary A. White Thevenin.
  • Dorothea Phylis Burdette Maxwell/Martin (82 KB)
    My Mother Dorothea loved to fish. This is one of the last pictures of my Mom on my brothers boat. You can tell she is very happy to be there. Dot was born 28 Aug. 1923 Roane Co. WV. d. 9 Jan. 2001 Wood Co. WV. d/o Warren & Icie Roberts Burdette. She is missed by so many.
  • David Wakeman Maxwell (1844-1934) (21 KB)
    David W. Maxwell son of David & Sarah (Ball) Maxwell, grandson of Charles & Sarah Maxwell pioneer settlers of Jeff. Co. Oh. David was a carpenter contractor and built many homes in Steubenville area. Had a street named after him called "Maxwell Ave." He served in the GAR during the Civil War.
  • Emily Elmore Ward Thevenin (79 KB)
    Emily born abt. 1844, died after 1900 wife of Francis Collin Thevenin, Jr.
  • John E. & Jane Hart Fisher (3 KB)
    John E. Fisher son of John Christopher & Susannah Bratton Fisher he married Jane Hart.
  • William & Mary Hess Board Family (40 KB)
    Seated: William holding Lakin, Mary (Hess) Board Standing: Benjamin,Viola, James, Nora, Letha, Clara Board. Taken about 1880-1882.
  • Nancy Richardson Kline (21 KB)
    Nancy Richardson wife of John Kline, Sr.
  • Headstone David & Ina Maxwell (375 KB)
    David Garfield Maxwell,b. August 27, 1879 David Garfield Maxwell, b. August 27, 1879 Jeff. Co. Oh. d.February 13, 1967 Jeff. Co. Oh. married June 10, 1903 Jeff. Co. Oh. Ina Rhea Kline, b.March 01, 1883 Jeff. Co. Oh. d.September 19, 1954 New Alexandria, Jeff. Co. Oh. Buried New Alexandria,Jeff. Co. Oh.
  • Samuel Kent Thevenin Family (146 KB)
    Sam who always went by Kent,is holding Clarence, middle Golda, James Virgil, Belle Plymale, and Shirley Belle Thevenin
  • William Sanford & Nora (Board) Roberts (72 KB)
    William Sanford Roberts b: 9 Jan 1867 in Roane Co. WV.d: 1 Feb 1951 in Roane Co. WV. & Nora Florella Board,b: 20 Apr 1872Roane Co WV.m: 11 Aug 1889 in Roane Co WV.d: 16 Sep 1931 in Roane Co WV Father: William Board Mother: Mary Hess Father: Simon Roberts Mother: Elizabeth Hickle
  • Maxwell House when Chafants owned it. (70 KB)
    George Chalfant renovated the house in the 1920s this is a photo while it is under the renovation. Sent to my by George's granddaughter.
  • Edith Abagail "Abbie" Thevenin (99 KB)
    Abby born 13 Oct 1881 Gallia Co. Oh. died 13 Dec 1967 Franklin Co. Columbus Oh. married Garfield Jones. Abby daughter of Francis Collin Thevenin, Jr. and Emily Elmore Ward. Photo is her wedding picture 16 Feb 1864.
  • Charles & Sarah Maxwell's Home Restored (103 KB)
    The home was restored by Roger Pyles of Jeff. Co. Oh. He is going to open the house and it will be called the "Mill Creek Inn".

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