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John W. Beheler and Mattie Hancock Beheler, my great-grandparents with my grandfather, Jessie Barnard Beheler.  John and Mattie had 9 children, Jesse was the 8th child, born in 1890 in Kentucky. 

In 1894, 7 members of the family came down with Typhoid fever including my great grandmother, Mattie. She died 8-30-1894 at the age of 38.  A daughter died in Sept 1894. John W. Beheler died in 1897 from 'general exhaustion'.  He was 48 years old. The family had lost everything and some of the children were committed to the Louisville Baptist Orphans Home including my grandfather, Jesse Barnard Beheler. 


According to Commitment Papers, Jessie Barnard Beheler whose guardian at the time was Ohio Valley Banking & Trust Co was committed on April 6, 1898 to the Louisville Baptist Orphans' Home.  Committment Bond No. 520.  He was 8 years old.  According to the Articles of Apprenticeship, Jessie Barnard (Barnie) Beheler was apprenticed to Lewis R. Kearns of Oddville, Harrison Co, Kentucky on April 1, 1902.  Apprenticeship No. 471.  He was 12 years old.

 



The Beheler family name has been spelled many different ways.  Here are some of the variations:  Beheller; Behealer; Behiler;  Boheleer;  Bohelar;  Bohelior;  Bihelia;  Boheeler;  

David Beheler b. abt 1745  d. abt 1806 Franklin Co, VA m. Elizabeth (?) (Mrs Beheller) b. abt 1750  d. bef 9-13-1806 in Franklin Co, VA,  To this union were born 8 children
  1. John Beheler - born ? - died ? 
  2. Mary Beheler - born ? - died? 
  3. Elizabeth Beheler - born about 1771 married 1-13-1791 Amariah Phares in Franklin Co, VA died 1-1-1824.  When they married, she could speak no English and he could speak no German.  To this union was born 1 child
    1. Nancy Phares  married John Epperly, Montgomery Co, VA
  4. George Beheler - born about 1772 - died 1852 in Franklin Co, VA married 1-8-1794 Mary Doss in Franklin Co, VA  born after 1776.  To this union were born 8 children
    1. John Beheler b. 1798 d. 12-16-1881 in Franklin Co, VA (Beheler rifle circa 1860) m. 12-12-1818 Lydia Coleman in Franklin Co, VA b. about 1796 in VA.  To this union were born 9 children
      1. Mariah A. Beheler b. about 1820 d. ?  married James Price 2-15-1848 in Franklin Co, VA 
      2. Mary Jane Beheler b. 4-6-1835 (?) in Franklin Co, VA  d. 2-10-1864 (?) in Franklin Co, VA married 1-28-1845 (?) in Franklin Co, VA Jacob W Frith
      3. Judith Beheler (no Info)
      4. Marshall B. Beheler born abt 1831 in VA  died 2-22-1888 married 10-27-1867  in Angelina Co, TX Mary Jennie Elliot born 9-12-1844 in Dallas Co, AL  died 12-4-1928 in Angelina, TX.  To this union were born 8 children
        1. Lula Beheler
        2. John W Beheler
        3. Lola Beheler
        4. Samuel Beheler
        5. Marshall Butler Beheler
        6. Hugh Elliott Beheler
        7. Maye Beheler
        8. Clara Beheler
      5. Nancy Beheler was born abt 1833 in VA married 3-28-1859 in Franklin Co, VA James M Magers born in 1834 in Henry Co, VA 
      6. Amanda Beheler (no info)
      7. Lydia Frances Beheler born in 1837 in Franklin Co, VA married 5-10-1871 in Franklin Co, VA Ferdinand Frith born in 1854.  To this union was born 1 child
        1. Thomas Wingfield Frith
      8. Samuel L or A Beheler born abt 1838 in VA  married 1-13-1867 in Franklin Co, VA Milley V. Law born abt 1831 ; married 1-5-1870 in Franklin Co, VA Sarah Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Law born about 1840.  To the union of Milley V. Law, there was born 1 child
        1. Nancy Ida Beheler
        • to the union with Sarah Law, there were born 8 children
        1. Hughes Edgar 'Hugh' Beheler
        2. Lola M Beheler
        3. Charles Madison Beheler
        4. Moses C Beheler
        5. James J Beheler
        6. Lydia M Beheler
        7. Judith F Beheler
        8. Julia B Beheler
      9. Edward Green Beheler born 2-20-1838 in Franklin Co, VA Ambridge, Beaver Co, PA married 4-15-1867 in Pittsylvania Co,VA Emma R. Ferguson b. 1-16-1843 in VA d. 5-24-1914 buried in Allegheny Co, PA  To this union were born 9 children
        1. Maxie Gerome Beheler
        2. Thomas Green Beheler
        3. Ulyses (Lester) Beheler
        4. William Beheler
        5. Dazzie D Beheler
        6. Jesse 'Chessie' Beheler
        7. Hattie (Powers) Beheler
        8. Edward Beheler
        9. Claude Green Beheler
    2. Priscilla Beheler  b. 12-7-1802 in Franklin Co, VA  d. 9-13-1868 in Franklin Co, VA married 1-14-1819 in Franklin Co, VA Samuel Coleman b. 12-7-1802 in Franklin Co, VA  d. 10-1896 in Franklin Co, VA.  To this union were born 8 children
      1. Sophie Coleman (no Info)
      2. George Washington Coleman b. 7-17-1822 d. in Sydnorville, VA married 10-5-1873 Julia S. Brodie Hardy b. about 1838
      3. Shelton Coleman b. abt 1829 married Julia Frances Mason;  married Mary Elizabeth (Mrs Wade) Martin
      4. Lucy Coleman (no info)
      5. Chapman (CJ) Coleman  b. abt 1834 married Elizabeth Parcell 
      6. Manerva J. Coleman  born in 1838  married Samuel Martin b. abt 1823 
      7. Mary Elizabeth Coleman  b. abt 1839  married John Pasley
      8. Martha Ann Coleman b. between 1840 - 1843  married 11-7-1865 in Franklin Co, VA William Ashford Hodges b. abt 1843
    3. Samuel Boheler (Sami Beheeler) (Beheler) b. about 1800 in VA married 9-13-1825 in Allen Co, KY Lucy Beheler (daughter of Jacob Beheler & Susanna Doss) b. about 1810.  To this union were born 5 children
      1. M J Boheler
      2. George W Beheler
      3. Angeline Beheler
      4. J W Boheler
      5. L Boheler
    4. Nancy Beheler  b. about 1803  d. before 1831  married 12-19-1821 in Franklin Co, VA John Lavinder Jr b. in 1797 d. 1861.  To this union were born 2 children
      1. Ann Lavinder
      2. Samuel Lavinder   
    5. Susannah Beheler*  b. about 1807 married 10-14-1830 in Franklin Co, VA Jesse Taylor.  To this union were born 5 children
      1. Wiley Taylor
      2. Jacob Taylor
      3. George Taylor
      4. Mary A Taylor
      5. Jenne Taylor
    6. Jane Beheler  born about 1810 married 12-5-1826 in Franklin Co, VA Henry Waggoner died befor 1850.  To this union were born 8 children
      1. Mary Elizabeth Waggoner
      2. William G Waggoner
      3. Martha Waggoner
      4. John Waggoner
      5. Susan Waggoner
      6. Samuel Waggoner
      7. Sarah J. Waggoner
      8. Eliza Waggoner
    7. Mary 'Polly' Beheler b. in 1814  d. after 1870  married 1-17-1847 in Franklin Co, VA Chilton Lavinder b. in 1792  d. 2-13-1864 in Franklin Co, VA.  To this union were born 5 children.
      1. Palmyra August Lavinder
      2. Infant Lavinder
      3. Wingfield Taylor Lavinder
      4. Chilton Lewis Lavinder
      5. Benjamin Franklin Lavinder   
    8. Armstead Beheler b. about 1828 in Franklin Co, VA  d. 3-24-1909 in Franklin Co, VA  married in 1855 in Franklin Co, VA Susan E. Matthews b in 1831 in Franklin Co, VA d. in 1913 in Franklin Co, VA.  To this union were born 4 children
      1. Eliza Jane 'Elise' Beheler
      2. William Armistead Beheler
      3. John Lewis Beheler
      4. George Lee Beheler
  5. Catherine Beheler - born about 1773 married 8-29-1793 Robert Scarborough in Franklin Co, VA born about 1766.  To this union was born 1 child
    1. Martha Elizabeth Scarborough b. 4-8-1796  d. 3-26-1891 married 4-7-1817 in Franklin Co, VA Thomas Ditmas Sr. Frith b. about 1777  d. about 1861.  To this union were born 13 children
      1. Susan Ann Frith
      2. Jacob W Frith
      3. Rebecca Frith
      4. Avis S Frith
      5. Robert Rudd Frith
      6. Thomas Ditmas Jr. Frith
      7. Archibald Frith
      8. Elizabeth Frith
      9. Catherine Frith
      10. Martha E Frith
      11. John Frith
      12. Harvey Frith
      13. Lucinda Frith
  6. Jacob Beheler b. abt 1776 VA  d. 2/1860 Allen Co, KY  m. 11-19-1807 in Franklin Co, VA Susanna Doss b. abt 1788 in VA  d. after 1860.  Jacob Beheler was a gunsmith.  To this union were born 9 children
    1. Mary Ann Polly Beheler born about 1808 in TN  d. before 1860 in TN or KY m. 4-8-1834 in Allen Co, KY Daniel Cliburn born about 1812 TN.  To this union were born 2 children
      1. Benjamin F Cliburn
      2. William Cliburn  
    2. Lucy Beheler born about 1810 married 9-13-1825 in Allen Co, KY Samuel Boheler b about 1800 in VA (Samuel is son of George and Mary (Doss) Beheler.  To this union were born 5 children
      1. M J Boheler
      2. George W Beheler
      3. Angeline Beheler
      4. J W Boheler
      5. L Boheler
    3. Nancy Beheler  born about 1817 married 12-8-1834 in Allen Co, KY Silas Epperson b about 1816 in TN d. in 1888 in MO.  Moved to MO abt 1853.  To this union were born 7 children
      1. James Madison Epperson
      2. William Marshall Epperson
      3. Jacob Haney Epperson
      4. Susan E. 'Sudie' Epperson
      5. ?
      6. ?
      7. ?
    4. Elizabeth Beheler (no info)
    5. Sarah Beheler  born abt 1820 (1812) in TN  d. 1901 in Schuyler Co, MO married Peter Epperson b. abt 1809 in TN d. 1876 in Schuyler Co, MO.  They moved to Schuyler Co, MO abt 1853.  To this union were born 8 children
      1. Joseph Tillman Epperson born 12-1-1833 in Macon Co, TN 
    6. Susana Beheler  (no info)
    7. William C. Beheler b. abt 1822 in KY  d. 3-1-1862 in Columbia, KY m. 3-2-1843 in Allen Co, KY Mary E. McClary b. 10-27-1825 in TN or KY  d. 8-7-1896 Simpson Co, KY.  To this union were born 9 children
      1. William H. Beheler
      2. James R. Beheler
      3. Jacob T. Beheler
      4. John Wilson Beheler b. 9-1-1849 in KY  d.  10-21-1897 in Henderson Co, KY  m. 6-6-1872  Mattie Monroe Hancock in McLean Co, KY b . 10-28-1855 in McLean Co, KY d.  8-30-1894 in Henderson Co, KY.  To this union were born 9 children
        1. James William Beheler
        2. Bertha A Beheler
        3. Lulu B Beheler
        4. Otha Ola Beheler
        5. Bettie Monroe Beheler
        6. Mary F Beheler
        7. Minnie Catherine Beheler
        8. Jessie Barnard Beheler b. 1-11-1890 in Henderson Co, KY  d. 8-1-1964 in Kokomo, IN m. 2-27-1911 in White Co, IL Edna May Eades b. 2-23-1895 in IL d. 8-15-1932 in Ventura Co, CA  To this union were born 4 children
          1. John N. Beheler, Sr
          2. Donald Sim Beheler b.  14 June 1918 in Kokomo, Howard Co, IN  d.  15 Mar 1959 in Howard Co, IN  Married Dorothy Lundy;  Married 23 Nov 1946 Rebecca Joan Smith b. 4 July 1921 in Liberty Twp, Howard Co, IN  d.  9 Sept 2008 in Kokomo, Howard Co, IN.  
            • To the union with Dorothy Lundy, 1 child was born.  
            1. Charles Arnold Beheler  b.  22 Oct 1942  d.  20 Mar 1996 in Kokomo, IN
            • To the union with Rebecca Joan Smith, there were born 3 children
            1. living
            2. living
            3. living
          3. Kenneth Leroy Beheler
          4. Richard Nelson Beheler
        9. Georgie May Beheler
      5. Henry W. Beheler
      6. Mary E. Beheler
      7. Zarilda / Arquilla E. Beheler
      8. Sidney W. Beheler
      9. Sarah M. Beheler 
    8. James Madison Beheler  born abt 1826 in Allen Co, KY married 12-25-1846 in Allen Co, KY Isabella Downing b 11-6-1823 d. abt 1848. ;  married 6-6-1859 in Macon Co, TN Amanda Parker b. about 1839 in TN.  To the union with Isabella 1 child was born
      1. Elizabeth Adeline Beheler
      • To the union with Amanda 6 children were born
      1. William M Beheler
      2. Loranza Beheler
      3. Mary S Beheler
      4. Henry P Beheler
      5. Susan Ella Beheler
      6. Richard S Beheler
    9. J G Beheler (no info)
  7. David Beheler - born about 1780 - died 7-27-1851 in Rutherford Co, NC married Rachel Webb; married Terrissa Downey 11-5-1841 in Rutherford Co, NC.  To the union with Rachel, 9 children were born
    1. Elizabeth Beheler born in Rutherford Co, NC  married Minor Parris
    2. Mary Beheler born in Rutherford Co, NC married William Parris
    3. Susannah Beheler (no info)
    4. Nancy Beheler born abt 1810 in Rutherford Co, NC  married 6-13-1835 in Rutherford Co, NC Jackson Houser 
    5. Jacob Beheler aka Bohela  born 1812-1814 in Rutherford Co, NC  d. 1850 Broad River, Rutherford Co, NC married 2-10-1834 in Rutherford Co, NC Polly Downey died before 1850.  ;  married Elizabeth Bolton 3-4-1853 in Rutherford Co, NC.  To the union with Polly, 7 children were born
      1. Andrew James Beheler
      2. Rebecca Beheler
      3. Thomas Beheler
      4. Catherine Beheler
      5. Lucinda 'Millie' Beheler
      6. David Henry Beheler
      7. Mary Beheler
      • To the union with Elizabeth, 6 children were born
      1. Aneasena Beheler
      2. Sherod Beheler
      3. Amanda Beheler
      4. Rose Beheler
      5. Octaver Beheler
      6. Margaret Beheler
    6. John T Beheler born in Jan 1815 in Rutherford Co, NC d. after 6-13-1900 in Rutherford Co, NC married Angeline Bolton born 1820 in SC d. 7-9-1896 in Henrietta, Rutherford Co, NC.  To this union were born 9 children
      1. Ceburn Beheler
      2. Dulcenda Beheler
      3. Jacob Beheler
      4. Susannah Beheler
      5. Elizabeth Beheler
      6. Andrew Beheler
      7. James Beheler
      8. Sarah Beheler
      9. Cordelia Beheler
    7. Rebecca Beheler born abt 1821 in Rutherford Co, NC married 7-16-1836 in Rutherford Co, NC Henry Whisonant born abt 1814 in NC.  To this union were born 8 children
      1. David Henry Whisonant 
      2. Nicholas Alexander Whisonant
      3. Mary 'Polly' Whisonant
      4. Barbary Elizabeth Whisonant
      5. Christopher C Whisonant
      6. James M Whisonant
      7. Nancy S Whisonant
      8. Catherine R Whisonant
    8. Ezra Beheler (no info)
    9. Sarah Beheler (no info)
    • To the union of Terrissa, 1 child was born
    1. William Thomas Beheler b. 10-20-1842 in Rutherford Co, NC d. 5-3-1934 in Elm Mott, McLennan Co, TX married abt 1868 Jane Armanthy Carroll b 5-1-1846 d. 11-27-1907 buried nr. Blacksburg, Cherokee Co, SC.  William T joined the 17th SC Infantry, Co. F Confederate Army 11-27-1861 in Columbia, SC.  To this union were born 9 children
      1. Martha M Beheler
      2. James Beheler
      3. Mary J Beheler
      4. Joseph Morris Beheler
      5. John Henry 'Johnny' Beheler
      6. Charlie Beheler
      7. Billie Beheler
      8. Laura Susan Anna Beheler
      9. Quincy Cleveland Beheler  
  8. Nancy Beheler - born 3-17-1787 died 11-19-1872 married 2-2-1807 Frederick Fishburn in Franklin Co, VA born 11-19-1786 in Frederick Co, MD  died 12-14-1869    


2 comments:

  1. I wish I knew who wrote this (apparently a child of Donald Beheler). My great grandfather, Silas Epperson, married Nancy Beheler in 1834. So we share a common ancestor in Jacob Beheler.

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  2. Yes, I am Donna Beheler, daughter of Donald Beheler. Sorry that it took so long for me to respond

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