Fourth Generation


98. Emeline Wilklow was born on 22 May 1826 in Geauga Co., Ohio. She was a short average looking woman, who always wore a hat. She died on 30 June 1901 in Bokes Creek, Logan Co., Ohio at 6:30 P.M. She was buried at Hale Cemetery in Hale, Hardin Co., Ohio.20

Bellefontaine Index
July 11, 1901 (p. 2)

Mrs. Emeline LeVally, aged 75y, 1 month and 8 days, died at her home in the northern part of the county at 6:30 last Sunday Evening. She was the mother of 9, one of whom, John, is well known here. Of the nine children, five survive her. She also leaves three brothers and one sister, 35 living grandchildren and 4 living great-grandchildren. The deceased came to Logan County in 1839, her parents settling on a farm 1/2 mile distant from that place, where the deceased spent her last hours on earth.

Bellefontaine Republican
July 15, 1901 (p. 3)

Mrs. Emeline LeVally, widow of J. J. LeVally, of Bokes Creek Township, died at her home near Ridgeway, Sunday Evening, aged 75 years. She leaves a family of five sons and daughters to mourn a loving mother. She was a woman of excellence and much esteemed. The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Bellefontaine Republican
July 26, 1901

Mrs. Emmeline LeValley was born in New York May 22, 1826 and died at her home, Sabbath evening, June 30, 1901, aged 75 years, 1 month and 8 days. She came to Logan county with her parents, John and Catherine Wilklow, when she was only 18 years of age, and died one half mile from her old home. She was the last of a family of five children, she being the oldest, her brother William dying young, Myron and John died 36 years ago, and her sister Bettie died 18 years ago. She was married to James J. LeValley, Feb. 24, 1842. He died April 4, 1889, and she still lived at her own home, some of her grandchildren living with her.

To this union were born nine children, five of whom are still living, Joseph and John living near their mother's late home. Jon't in Chicago, Clark, in Ohio City, Lavina at Akron, O. All of her children were at her bedside during her last illness. She leaves 29 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Hannah Wilklow, 8 nieces and 5 nephews to mourn her departure.

Six of her grandchildren acted as pall bearers. She was laid beside her husband in Hale cemetery. She was a member of the M. P. church for 42 years, but for the last 7 years had been a member of the Disciple church at Ridgeway. A short funeral service was held at the church, after which a large concourse of people followed her to her last resting place.

Emeline Wilklow and James Jefferson LeVally were married on 24 February 1842 in Logan Co., Ohio. by J. R. Roberts, J.P. James Jefferson LeVally was born on 1 January 1823 in Jamestown, Greene Co., Ohio. James was a teacher for 24 years beginning when he was 17 years old on land southeast of his homesread. He was clerk for the town of Bokes Creek for 15 years and a Justice of the Peace for 6 years. He was also a Constable for a year. He and his wife were members of the Protestant Methodist Church. James was a member of White Swan Grange, #512; also a member of Rush Lodge (#381), I. O. O. F. He moved to Bokes Creek in 1841, building a log cabin with wooden spikes, hinges, a stone fireplace and handmade furniture. All of his and Emeline's children were born in the cabin.. He ammased several acres of land on Ohio C.R. 50 which still remains in the family name. He died on 4 April 1889 in Bokes Creek, Ohio. He was buried at Hale Cemetery in Hale, Hardin Co., Ohio.20

Emeline Wilklow and James Jefferson LeVally had the following children:

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George William LeVally was born on 12 September 1843 in Bokes Creek, Ohio. He was a lawyer. George enlisted in Co. B, 7th Independent Battery of Ohio Light Artillary on Dec. 28, 1861 in Logan Co., and he was discharged Jan. 6, 1865 in Columbus, Ohio. His enlistment record says he was 5'7" with light complexion, dark hair and gray eyes. George lived most of his life in Ridgeway, Ohio. During the Civil War he learned to play the fiddle. He lived in Ridgeway, Hardin Co., Ohio in 1889. While farming, he took up the study of law and practiced for several years in Logan County. He later passed the Chicago Bar on 29 Dec. 1885. He was elected probate Judge for Logan Co. serving until his death. George died on 22 September 1889 in Bokes Creek, Ohio. He was buried at Hale Cemetery in Hale, Hardin Co., Ohio.20

George William LeVally and Mary Ann Milner were married on 12 November 1865 in Logan Co., Ohio. by Jesse Roberts Mary Ann Milner was born on 4 April 1839 in Logan Co., Ohio.35 She died on 17 June 1929 in Logan Co., Ohio. 2 P.M. She was buried at Hale Cemetery in Hale, Hardin Co., Ohio.20

They had the following children: Arthur Clifton (b. 1866), Anna Belle (b. 1868), James John (b. 1869), William Bert (b. 1871), Guy Carleton (b. 1874) & Cora May (b. 1876).

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Mary Jane LeVally was born on 9 July 1845 in Logan Co., Ohio. She died before 1860.

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Catherine Jane LeVally died in 1845. She was born on 9 July 1845 in Logan Co., Ohio.

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Joseph and Elizabeth LeVally.Joseph Heller LeVally was born on 4 May 1847 in Logan Co., Ohio. He lived in Ridgeway, Hardin Co., Ohio in 1889. He was a thresher. Joseph enlisted in the Army on Feb. 6, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio and was discharged Sept. 7, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio. He was in Co. F, 191st Ohio Infantry. He lived most of his life in Ridgeway, Ohio. Described by his granddaughter, Chrystal, as tall, red beard but dark hair and always jovial. He died on 6 January 1927 in Logan Co., Ohio. Joseph was buried at Good Hope Cemetery in Bokes Creek, Ohio.6

Joseph Heller LeVally and Elizabeth Gertrude Milner were married on 4 April 1866 in Harper, Logan Co., Ohio. Elizabeth Gertrude Milner was born in February 1843 in Ohio. She died in 1919 in Ohio. She was buried at Good Hope Cemetery in Bokes Creek, Ohio.6

They had these children: Henry Clayson (b. 1868), Franklin Milner (b. 1869), Lewis Orville (b. 1872), Charles Jonathan (b. 1874), Joseph G. (b. 1875), Edith Blanche (b. 1876), Estella G. (b. 1879), Moses H. (b. 1880), Jenine Belle (b. 1882/3) & Mary Florence (b. 1886).

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Milly Elizabeth LeVally was born on 28 January 1849 in Logan Co., Ohio. She died before 1860.

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John Wilklow LeVally was born on 12 October 1850 in Logan Co., Ohio. He lived in Ridgeway, Hardin Co., Ohio in 1889. He died on 17 June 1921 in Bokes Creek, Ohio. John was buried at Hale Cemetery in Hale, Hardin Co., Ohio.20

John Wilklow LeVally and Sarah Elizabeth Lambert were married on 13 May 1869. Sarah Elizabeth Lambert was born in September 1849 in Ohio.3 Her parents were Christian Lambert and Emerita Canaan. She died of tuberculosis on 27 December 1909 in Bokes Creek, Ohio.3 She was buried on 29 December 1909 at Hale Cemetery in Hale, Hardin Co., Ohio.3

They had the following children: Alice E. (b. 1869), Jonathan L. (b. ca. 1872), Samuel Newton (b. 1875), James Willard (b. 1878), Julia B. & an unknown child.

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Jonathan Reams LeVally was born on 15 September 1852 in Ridgeway, Hardin Co., Ohio. In 1889 he lived in Chicago, IL. Was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Jonathan and Henrietta Jane Jones were married on 23 November 1876 in Cook Co., IL. Henrietta was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John David Jones and Mary E. Williams. Jonathan and Henrietta had these children: Norman Wilklow (b. 1879), Howard Roderick (b. 1882), Irene E. (b. 1885), George S. (b. 1887) & John R. (b. 1892).

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Clark Wesley LeVally was born on 31 July 1854 in Logan Co., Ohio. He lived 1889 - Van Wert Co., Ohio. He took up the study of law and practicedin Ohio City. He was mayor of Ohio City for some time and then was a Justice of the Peace.

Clark and Mary Susan Predmore were married on 22 October 1874. She was born about 1860 in Ohio. They had the following children: Clarence S. (b. ca. 1876), Eva B. (b. ca. 1878), Leota M. (b. 1879) & Mary E. (b. 1880).

Clark Wesley LeVally and Clark Wesley LeVally and Etta R. Flager were married after 1881. She was born in May 1871 in Ohio. They had just one son; William Myrl LeVally (b. 1897).

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Lavinia Adalaide LeVally was born on 28 August 1859 in Logan Co., Ohio. Lavinia and Samuel Predmore were married on 5 March 1874. Samuel was born about 1853 in Ohio. They had three children: James Walter (b. 1876), Lennettie May (b. 1879) & Helen Goldie (b. 1882). Lavania married second Captain O'Brien.

Census records (from Bokes Creek, Ohio)
1850 James 27, Emeline 24, George 6, Mary 5, Joseph 3, Miley 1
1860 James 37, Emaline 34, George W. 17, Joseph H. 13, Jonathan 7, Clark 5, Lovina 10m
1870 James J. 47, Emeline 44, Clark 15, Lavina 10
1880 James J. 57, Emeline 51 1900 Emaline 74, John W. 49, Sarah 50, Samuel 25