Putnam County


January 2007 - December 2007

The Defiance County, Ohio, Genealogical Society
P.O. BOX 7006, Defiance, OH 43512-7006

Send your Defiance County related queries to DCGS at defiancegenealogy2002@yahoo.com   We can often answer them ourselves and provide a look up service, and the queries will be posted here for others researching this area to see.

The Defiance County Genealogical Society is staffed by volunteers. We do not charge for research, but we appreciate donations to the Society for time spent looking up records, taking photos, and doing general research. If you are happy with the information we have provided, please make a donation to The Defiance County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 7006, Defiance, OH 43512. Thank you.

IMPORTANT:  In the subject line of your E-mail put, "Defiance County Query".

**The more specific the query the better results you will get. **


Tom Crago, TomJanetTravelin@aol.com, Jan. 9, 2007 - CRAGO/CRAIGO

I have been researching several Crago/Craigo (James, John and another James) families that settled in Washington Twp., Williams Co, later Defiance Co. I would like to exchange information and locate information and burials in Defiance County about any Crago or Craigo. Have tombstones in Washington Twp. been transcribed?

Tom Crago, TomJanetTravelin@aol.com, April 1, 2007 - CRAGO/CRAIGO

I am researching the Crago/Craigo families of Defiance County, and would like to correspond with others who may be researching these lines.

Ray Hart, rhart5@columbus.rr.com, April 2, 2007 - HART

Trying to locate the death records for my gg grandfather and gg grandmother Abraham and Charity Hart. They appeared in Hicksville, OH in the 1880 census but not the in 1900 census. A relative recalls a real estate transaction in 1892 regarding Abraham. They seen to have disappeared!! I am persuing the idea they may have moved in with one of their children.

Tammy Lewis, Tammy@bluemoon.net, April 13, 2007 - CRISWELL, DIETSCH, FORK, MILLER

I'd like to submt the following website of Defiance County, Ohio Researchers.


  1. Elizabeth Shasteen - Richland Township Defiance Co OH death record died 1856 widow age 74 born VA birth calculated 1782. Suspect may be wife of William Shasteen of same area who was last on the census in the area in 1830.
  2. Frances Shasteen Holly b 1784/1800 VA died after 1850 census Highland Township, Defiance Co OH. Could conceivably be the Elizabeth above if divorced and reverted to maiden name but nothing to indicate this except proximity. Married to Nathaniel Holly 8 Jul 1818 or 1819 Gallia Co. OH

Reasonable path followed in census records to trace family to:

Would appreciate any info on any of the Holly family members as it might lead to something else.


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