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ALBERT R. ONG, A. M., M. D. 




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fooUtrpe Iravr » mark, but nut a htitiii 




Prekaci; <j 

First Genkratiox . 15-17 

Second Generation 18-19 

Third Generation 20-21 

Fourth Generation 22 

Fifth Generation ........ 23-21 

Sixth Generation 25-29 

Seventh Generation 30-34 

Eighth Generation 35-57 

Ninth Generation 58-101 

Tenth Generation 102-117 

Eleventh Generation 118-119 

Reunion 120-163 

Index of Names 165-171 



PuuTHAiToF James Newlin 

PuuTRAiT OF Matilda Newlin 

Portrait of Joseph P. Ong 

Family Clock 

Portrait of Jacou Ong 

Portrait of Mary Ong 

Portrait of Family of Jacob Ong 

Portrait of Family of Moses Harlan Ong 

Portrait of Moses Harlan Ong 

Portrait of Mary Cain Ong 

Portrait of' Eliza Lewis 

Portrait of Rachael Hamilton 

Portrait op Mary Carr 

Portrait of Samuel Naylor and Wife 

Portrait of Mifflin Ong 

Portrait of Sarah Jane Ong 

Portrait of L. W. Ong 

Portrait of Amanda Ong Binford 

Portrait of Richard N. Ong 

Portrait of Lewis Ong 

Portrait of Elmira Ong 

Portrait of W. C. Ong 

Portrait of Annie Simpson 

Portrait of Delbert B. Ong 

Portrait of Harlan F. Ong 

Portrait of Lindley H. Ong 

Portrait of Judsox, Crawford and Ira Ong 

Portrait of W. P. Ong 

Portrait of Eugene W. Ong 

Portrait of L. B Ong 

Portrait of A. C. Ong 

Portrait of Walter C. Ong . 

Portrait of Plummer N, Ong 

Portrait of Osborn B. Ong . 

Portrait of Emily Chadwell 







































On the morning of the 22nd day of September, 1906, Dr. 
Albert R. Ong, editor and compiler of this book, died. Dr. 
Ong was seemingly in the very best of health up to within 
an hour of his death. While his decease was sudden, those 
who knew him and were familiar with his upright life felt 
that he was thoroughly prepared to meet his Maker. 

The principal facts of Dr. Ong's active and very success- 
ful life appear in their proper place in this volume. 

He was a devoted husband and father. As a public- 
spirited citizen he was all that could have been desired. In 
his profession he stood high. As a Christian and scholarly 
gentleman Dr. Albert R. Ong had the well merited respect 
and admiration of all who knew him. 


To trace the genealogy of a family with records at hand, 
reaching back not more than three or four generations, has 
proved to be an expensive, laborious and monumental work. 
It has been said "He is indeed a bold genealogist who ex- 
pects to do more than compile such a work in an ordinary 
lifetime." The obstacles I have encountered in compiling 
this genealogical and historical account of our family are 
indeed many ; the delays occasioned by some of our friends 
and relatives not answering my many queries have been dis- 
couraging, but as I have been able to unearth an old mile 
stone here and there, marking another generation, I have 
been given a new impetus, an increased interest, and a desire 
to know what lies beyond. The genealogy of our family 
has always been a subject of great interest to me. For the 
past twenty years at my leisure moments, I have been collect- 
ing the material necessary to trace the lineage of the Ong 

At times I became discouraged by our fruitless efforts to 
add another link to the chain ; but step by step we have 
traced the lineage of the Ong family, till now we find our- 
selves beyond the seas and surely entrenched in the old home- 
stead in Suffolk County, England, dating back to early in 

I" ONj^j I'amilv History. 

llic ihintxiuli ccniiir), ulicfi siirnniiK-s first became conunoii 

in I \t !hi> lime, acconliii)^ to the best evidence we 

^:cnfalo;^i>ls ill Kii;4laiid, the name was 

\ « 1 I . but later, and after siirnanus had c(jmc 

il use. the lart Utter was dropjud, and tlie name 

^^ . . O-N-d. This is evidenced by the spcHin;^ ol the 

tunic in the Conn KtvorcU of Suffolk and .\li<ldlcsex Coun- 

lie>, Massachusetts. earl\ in the seventeenth century, as both 

O-N-G-E and O-N-G. Sucli was the origin of our name 

and the chan{;c it has iindert^unc. 

It nia> be of interest to our reatlcrs to know the course 
\vc have fMirsurd in htnitinf^ up the honte of our ancestors 
and tracm^: the hneai.:e of the ( hijj family. Mv fatlur and 
fncle l.ewi.s ( >ii • f.,t.| ,ue that we were probably of luiulish 
«lrvcrnt, wlulc •<ui\ we certainly came of the Uc.Iland 

Dutch, and n«.l a few held that we were of the Welsh ex- 
tracticni. .So (akin^ up the trail nearest home, and the one 
in which we would most naturally have the most faith. I 
maiJetl letter after letter to courts an«| records, custodians of 
libraries, rectors of counties, and others in different parts of 
Kn^'land. but withont success. I then abandoned for a timo 
the search in J-.njjIanfl. and turned my attention to Wales 
ami Hollan.I. but without success. lb r.- the case rested for 
>everal >ear^. 

In(iei*<| at this time I fell like Kivin;^' it up. However, in 
i«/>.'. while conversing with an I' gentleman. I in 
quired of him if he had ever nut any one by the name of 
"Onj:" in hi?* native country. i(. which he replied tint wliiie 
aUrn.hnK College at ( >xfor.l. KiiK-land. he had a room-mate 
by thai name, who was a native «.f i:nj.,dand. bnt was imabK 
lo Kive his address. 1 made an effort lo hnatc hinj. but .lid 
noi (iicccrd. 

^ Here we rested «»n onr oars until i«;«)5. when m\ ne|)lu\v. 
KnKcne W. ( hie of Boston. .Massachusetts, discovered in 
the ancienl ( onrt Records of .Suffolk County, in which llos- 
Um ik located, an inventory of ihe estate «)f lunothv ( )n^'. 

Ont^ Family History. ■ ii 

dated November 2, 1724. Encouraged by this discovery, 
he ascertained upon furtlier investij^ation that Francis On^ 
had sailed from Bristol England, with Roger Williams, on 
the ship "Lyon" on the first day of December, 1630, arriving 
in Boston on the 5lh day of February, 1631, a long voyage 
even in those days. He also learned that Mary Ong sailed 
from Ipswich, England, in 1634, for the same place, and 
found numerous records relating to the faniilv of Francis 

After this discovery I determined to make another etTort 
to locate the Ongs in England. This time I appealed to the 
press of England, and wrote to several editors of leading 
newspapers asking their assistance. At the hands of these 
gentlemen I received the most courteous and liberal treat- 
ment. The Pall Mall Gazette, of London, kindly published 
my letter, with liberal comments, and asked other papers to 
copy. This effort was successful. Letters written by per- 
sons bearing the name of "Ong" were received from differ- 
ent parts of the Kingdom, one mail bringing me as many as 
ten letters, so that 1 soon found myself in correspondence 
with half a hundred persons in England, who bore the name, 
or were descendants of an "Ong." 

Of the many interesting communications I received from 
England, we have space for but one, clipped from the New 
Castle Chronicle, of New Castle, England. 

16,624.— THE ONG FAMILY. 

The Rev. F. E. Warren, B. D., F. S. A., Rector of Bard- 
well, in the County of Suffolk, sent to Vol. V. (2nd S.) of 
"Miscellanea Genealogies et Heraldica," London, 1894, 
lengthy extracts from the early church register of his parish. 
These extracts show that a family of the name of Onge, 
which I take it is only another way of spelling the name of 
the querist, was settled in the parish of Bardwell, in the lat- 
ter part of the sixteenth, and on into the seventeenth century. 
The subjoined quotations from the Rev. Mr. Warren's 
contribution may assist A. R. Ong in his quest. 

i til f .III: 1 1 \ f I i <ti 


Tlic cxirac!"* \*n:w in the >i»acious limes of (Jikcii IJiza- 
liclli. In I i«rn Slukcv|H-arc was a fourtccn-ycar-oUl 

Mratfurd buv, v%i have ihis ciiiry : 

"1 . ami Annie TNpslied were inanicil. 

\\\ lihh >ciUnnljer." 
••\' ...,in OnRC. soil of John On^c, was baptized, the 

\ \\ June." 

Two \carf. after V wiiiiin three months of each 

oilirr. come two enti: \\ njj; the Iwptism and then the 

burial of "Jolin On^e, soiHie of John OnRe." 

In i^K^.: 

"John ( >n^;e. the sinmc of Onjje. was baptized XII Maie." 


**|! •< . li J.ihn t )ii • . >s .1- i..ii'U/t (1 llu- last 


There are ojie or r '^er refrrences to the name, but 

with the birth of !'■ ■ • 'h centnrs Jtihn Onj^e ceases 

to be. He wa> bn i u. Koi. His wife. Mary, 

rmllived bin) twenty-lour years. Here is the record of her 
dejiarture : 

In 162c : 

"Mar AT. was buried the Xth da\e of Stp- 

tetnUr, .\. p<i. 

Other entries apfn-ar. and tlu- foUdwin^ record of a double 
event is unic|nc cuoukIi to warrant reprintinj^: 

"Sanuiel Onpe. sinjileirnn nr.^ T\f.v< I nkiu weare mar- 
rved the Xlth of .\ I'lj.j. Thomas 

< *!!;:<•. and .M.u^'.itci l^iknis weare marryed 

the Xlili -i \<'%rinl>er, A. \>*\." 

The cxIractK containe<l in the |)edantically named volume 
— thr ntdy «itie of tlie MTi«N 1 h.ivr accrss la that cont.nins 
any ap|x»^i^r matter— briti^-s us to the \ear 1642. Tlu' last 
entry relating to the ( )nfie family records a ileath. Our 

Ong I'ainily Ilisiory. 13 

lirst quolalioii has reference to ihe niarrias;e of a Thomas 
Onge, in 1578, our last tells us that in 1642, "Thomas Onj^e 
was huried the XI \' of May." 

Which of the Thomases this was there is nothinj^ to show. 
If it were he who had married Annie Typshed sixty- four 
years before, and there is a possibility that he may have been, 
through what a wontlerful period had the old man lived. 
What echoes did he hear in that Suffolk village home of his 
of the coming and the going of the great Armada ; what 
stories of Raleigh and of Drake! Had he ever journeyed 
to London, the London of Shakespeare and Ben Johnson? 
One wonders what rumours there had lately come to his 
aged ears of the great struggle just commencing between 
the Conimons and the King. Was Cromwell, whose home 
was in a neighbouring county, and wdio, in that same year of 
1642, was to raise his famous regiment of Ironsides, any- 
thing but a name to him ? Speculations crowd in upon us, 
for the period was pregnant with great happenings, and are 
but speculations after all. This central fact remains, how- 
ever, that Thomas Onge lived, died, and was buried on Eng- 
lish ground, as did sundry others of the same family name. 
These may be the ancestors of which your querist is in 
search, and this is all the more probable seeing that Mary 
Ong, who went to America in 1634, sailed from Ipswich, 
and that Ipswich is the capital of the county to which the 
Onge family belonged. John Oxberry, Gateshead. 

In the early history of the family in England they were 
tillers of the soil^ but now we find them in almost every 
honorable vocation. Many of them espoused the faith of 
George Fox, and were among the early Quakers, or Friends, 
of England. Mary Ong was a noted minister of the 
Friends meeting at Stonemarket, Suffolk County, England, 
in the latter part of the seventeenth century. One writer 
says that "Mary" has always been a favorite family name. 

In all the letters I have received from England, where the 
writer knew anything of the genealogy of the family, there 
was a universal agreement that the family was first known 
in Suffolk County, England. I have made no effort to trace 
our lineage bc3ond that of Francis Ong, who sailed from 

1^ Om;; Family History 

llriMol. ICnKlam!, l>ccrinljcr i>-t. ift^o. arrivinj,' in Huston 
I rtiruar) 5lli. U\\i 

In ll»c earlier K«*nr^a^^t»Il^. wlurc the facts have not botii 
I 1 fr«nn fainilv Hihics and accounts liainUd dmvn 

li. I. i^thcr l«i vm. I havr jj'^*'" nfcrrnccs t»» tlic public 
rcc«>rtl» atitl au(lKihtir» where certain facts have been ob- 

I very much rcf^ref that the recor<ls of sonic branches of 
the faniily are incinplete. but tliis, I assure you, is (hic to 
the fact that 1 cotiM jjct from thnn no answers to my re- 
|»eatr<l iiujuiries. It has Ijeen my earnest endeavor to treat 
fairl\ and sh«>w r<|ual c«»urtesy to all meinlxTS of this larpjc 
fanuK. selecting; fr<»m the statements and repirts which have 
Item funushrd me such parts as. in my jud^nent. would 
make this publication a fittinty memorial of the t )n^ familv 
of America. 

A »cn»e of tieep (tbli^ation is here expressed to our rela- 
tives uho kindly j;ave me valuable assistance in collecting 
the material for this publication. 

I tnisl that the result.s of my efforts as contained in the 
follf.winj; paj^-es will meet the aj)proval and appreciation of 
every mcmln-r of the ( >nj,' familv of America, and that this 
^•(►k will Ik- the njeditnn •.hall bijid n*- inorr closely 
loj^efher as relatives. 

Atij;u>t 1st. 1906. Ai-iiKkr R. Ong. 

JAM! s M W l.l\ 


Francis' Ong, the progenitor of the Ong family of 
America, was an Englishman prior to his departure for 
America ; he resided in the Town of Lavenham, in the 
County of Suffolk, England. That county was the home 
of the Ongs in England, the records showing its existence 
there as early as the thirteenth century, when the use of 
family names first became general in England. 

On the first day of December, 1630, FranciSi Ong, with 
his wife Frances and three sons, Simon (2), Jacob (3) and 
Isaac (4), set sail in the good ship "Lyon" from Bristol, 
England, for Boston, in the colony of Massachuetts Bay,, in 
the New World. They arrived at Boston on the 5th of Feb- 
ruary, 1 63 1, after a dangerous, severe and long voyage. 
John Winthrop, Esq., the first Governor of Massachusetts 
Bay Colony, in his original manuscripts recorded the safe 
arrival of the "Lyon" and of our ancestors as follows ig 

"The ship Lyon, Mr. \Vm. Pierce master, arrived 
at Nantasket. She brought Mr. Williams (godly 
minister) with his wife, Mr. Thorgmorton, 
(blank) Perkins, (blank) Ong and others with 
their wives and children, about 20 passengers and 
about 200 tons of goods. She set sail from Bristol 
December i . She had a very tempestuous passage, 
yet through God's mercy, all her people came safe, 
except May, his son,^ who fell from the spritsail 

1. Genealoeical Dictionary of the First Settlers in New England. — Savage, 
vol. 3, p. .314. " 

2. The Pioneers of Massachusetts. — Charles Henry Pope, p. 335. 

3. History of New England from 1630 to 1049, by John Winthrop, Esq., 
edited by James Savage, pp. 41, 42, 43. 

4. Evidently the son of Mr. Fierce, master of the Lyon. 

l(j Onii I'uinilx History. 

yard in a tiinpcsl, aiul coiiM not he recovered, 
tlum^h he kept in sij^lu a (|uarter ui an hour. Her 
j»ixxls also came all in ^ood coiuliliuii." 

It docs not appear from history what prompted Francis 
Onj; aiul hi> family to emhark on so hazardous and adven- 
turous an undertaking;, hut it is fair to presiuuc that only a 
j^reat desire for free«lt»m in relii^ious worship, such as had 
caused the Til^rims to leave I\n};land some ten years heforc, 
could have Ix-en responsihle for their leavinj; home, relatives 
and friends for an unexplored and practically unknown 
land. The "Mr. Williams" mcntioneil hy Governor Win- 
throp is none other than the famous minister, l^o^er W'il- 
lianis. whose relii^ious views were so stronjj that they were 
suhscjjuently resj)onsihle for his beinj; driven out of Massa- 
chusetts Colony and seeking; refui^e at Xarrap;ansett Hay, 
where he founde«l a settlement and "hy Cj«>d's providence to 
him in distress" jjave to it the name Providence. 

The fact that Ciovernor W'inthrop mentions onl\ four of 
the passen^,'ers arrivinj; on the Lyon, viz., Williams. Thropj- 
niorton, Perkins and ( )njj, leads one to the conclusion that 
they were the leaders of the party which IkkI come to the 
new world to worshij) (lod in their own way. 

I'Vancis ( )n^ did not live lonj; to enjoy the privilej^es for 
which he had j.;iven uj) so much and risked more, as he died 
within the next five years following his arrival at r.oston. 
In i^>3^) his widow, IVances ( )nj.;. appears as a "proprietor" 
in W'atertown, (Mass.), on the Charles River near I>oston, 
where she died at the aj;e of 55 and was buried on November 
iJth, 1638. 

Besides the three sons of I'rancis (^n^.,' above mentioimi. 
it is jKiSsible that be bad a dauj.;hter, as "Mary Onj.:. a^^id -7 
years," was a passeni^er on the ship "I'rances," which s.iiled 
from Ipswich, I*".n^:land, in i'».U .• Savaj^^e states the 

1, nrnralogiri of F.«rl)r Sclllcr* of Wilcrlown. — Ilrnrjr Ilnnd. vol. I, p. 3S2. 
t. CrnraliiKical l>Kiic>iiafy of llic l'ir»l Scltltf* of New KiiKlanU. — Sava4;c, 
«ul. 3, t>. 311. 


Ong Family History. 17 

embarkation from the opposite side of England seems incon- 
sistent with the view that Mary was a daughter of Francis 
Ong, but Savage evidently did not know that the family had 
come from Lavenham, which is located in the interior of 
England, and is nearer to Ipswich than it is to Bristol. 
However, no further trace is found of Mary. Liber I, folio 
44, of Suffolk Deeds, in which county Boston is located, 
records the following mortgage to the children of Francis 
Ong : 

"John White granted unto John Sherman (in be- 
halfe of the children of the late deceased widow 
Ong of Watertowne to whom he doth owe twenty 
fyve pounds) one house lately built & sixe acres of 
land lying in Watertowne wch he bought of the 
deacons, & also a house & seven Acres of land wch 
he purchased of mr Day of Cambridge lyeing in 
Cambridge. And this was by way of mortgage 
wch certaine provisoes therein expressed as ap- 
pears by a deed dated the 20th of July 1643. 

Acknowledged before A hand "scale" 

Increase Nowell the 5° 
of the 7° month 1643. 

Children : 

2. Simon. 

3. Jacob. 

4. Isaac. 


Simon* Ong (I-raiuis\) the oldest son of I'raiicis (^iij?, 
was born m i')JJ,, makiiij^ his aj^e 9 wh.-ii he arrived with 
his parents at Btjstoii. In i(>.\j he became a proprietor in 
W'atertown and later, in i(t/(> he moved across to Canibridjjje 
X'illaj^e, where he hved "on land Ixnij^ht of John Fuller, who 
attempted to reclaim it, but without success.. Sinn^n On^ 
was one of the si},Micrs of the petition in 1678 to the "Hon- 
oured (jovernor ' "now sittinj^ in lloston of the Inhabitants 
of Cambridge \ illaj^e to be granted freedom from Cam- 
bridije" on the {.jround that the inhabitants of the former 
place were bein^ compelled to |)ay excessive taxes, which 
petition was granted, and it was ordercil that the new town- 
ship be henceforth called "New Town." Later, in 1700, 
"New Town" was written as Newton, and it is at present 
one of the beautiful residential suburbs t)f Iloston. Simun 
became an «irij^Mnal settler in Xewton in 167S and died the 
same year. His estate was a«lministered by his brother 
Jacob of W'atertown. It tloes not appear from the rec<M(ls 
that he was marrie<l. There is recordeil in libro 1. folio Si, 
of Suffolk Deeds the followinj; ileed : 

"Simon ( )nj;e of W'atertowne .^ranted unto 
Jonas I'^aton of the same Tt)wnc his house X: 
^roimd lyeinj; between b'.dward How M- William 
Sej^er and this was an absohiti- deed of sale «lat. 20. 
(IJ) i^>.;^», ackn«jwledj;ed befcjre the liovernor -23. 
(I) 1646." 

I. Iliftlory of Ncwinn.— Jackxin (Kdition 1H5I). i<. 374. 

'i. OncaluKic* u( Karly Scltlctiuf Walcrluwii. — llciiry Iluiul, vul. I, p. 383. 


Oiii^ Family History. ig 

From this deed it will be noted that Simon's name was 
given in the deed as "Onge," whereas his signature on the 
petition referred to above is spelled "Ong," and he was so 
listed as one of the first settlers of Newton, This inter- 
change of spelling occurs frequently in early records, the 
two spellings sometimes appearing in one and the same 

Jacob- Ong (Francis^), the second son of Francis Ong, 
moved in 1678 from Watertown to Groton (Mass.), becom- 
ing an original proprietor of the latter place, 1 

Child : 

5. Jacob. 

Isaac- Ong (Francis^), the young son of the first settlers 
in this country bearing our name, resided in Watertown, 
Massachusetts, at least until 1670, when on the i8th of May 
of that year he married Mary, daughter of Joseph Under- 
wood, 2 Shortly thereafter he made his way to New Jersey, 
where he settled in Burlington County sometime prior to 
1688,3 Isaac was evidently married twice, as his will makes 
reference to his wife as "Sarah." Isaac died in Mansfield 
Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, on June 13th, 
1696.* He left his "plantation" and all his personal prop- 
erty to his widow. 

Children : 

6. Jacob. 

7. Jeremiah. 

8. Isaac, 

Sarah, m, Edward Andrews on Feb. 8, 16945 
Elizabeth, m. — > — Ridgeway. 

1. Genealogies of Early Settlers of Watertown. — Henry Bond, vol. 8. 

2. Genealogies of Early Settlers of Watertown. — Henry Bond, vol. 1, p. 382. 

3. Calendar of New Jersey Deeds 3 664 to 17.30. 

i. Abstract of New Jersey Wills 1600 to 1770, Libro 2, Folio 252. 
5. New Jersey Marriages, 1665 to 1800. 


Jacou* Ong (Jacob,- I-nincis^), lived in Groton, Massa- 
chusetts. C)n the 3r(l of June, \(*)^, he conveyed to one 
Nathaniel Wood for J5 pounds certain lands in Cirotou 
which had lx'lon.c[ed to his father.i 
Child : 

Tiniothv. il. 1724 at I?oston, Massachusetts, where he 
had been a merchant, as appears from the pajx-rs 
relalinj^ tt) the administration of his estate on file 
in the Probate Records of SulTolk County, Mas- 


Jacou' Ong (Isaac-, Francis^), was a farmer by occupa- 
tion and resided in Mansfuld Township. I'.urlinj^ton Comity, 
New Jersey, where his father had made his home. On (he 
loth June, 1702. Daniel Leeds. t»f Little Rj::}^' Harbour. West 
Jersey, conveyed 100 acres of land in MansfieM Township to 
Sarah Onj.,' and her son. Jacob On^.j 

He pctitioiifd to be made administrator of the estate of his 
brother Isaac on the 171)1 Decemlnr, 1715, and was dulv 
api>oiiiti-d.3 In 17J5 he made an inventory of the estate of 
his sister, Klizabeih Kidj.,away, widow, lb \\;i^ :i\>n a wit- 
ness to her will. 

Chiblren : 

ij. Jacob. 

1. MiiMlrM-x DrciU. vul. J3, |>. :vl. 

a. Ka»l Jffi^y I>rc<l«. l.ilK-r l> . I i.lin 37. 

2. Abtlidclt ul New Jcibcy WiIIb Idftd In 17.-1(1,>rf 3, l-'oliu ShU. 

Oiig Family History. 21 

Isaac, d. 1728 in Northampton, Burlinj^ton 

County, New Jersey, 
Phcbe, m. James Laing, of Midcllctown, July 22, 

Esther, m. Joseph Duckworth, of BurUngton 

County, New Jersey, 1737. 

Jeremiah'' Ong (Isaac,- Francis^), Uved in Burlington 
County, New Jersey, and was a cabinet maker by trade. In 
his will, probated September 5th, 1744, he names his grand- 
children as his heirs — to-wit : Jeremiah Ridgeway, Jane 
Ridgeway, Sarah, Thomas and John Jibe Ridgeway, not of 
age. He named his son-in-law, Thomas Ridgeway, as his 
sole executor. 

Child : 

Elizabeth, m. Thomas Ridgeway. 


IsAAc^ Ong (Isaac,- Francis^), resided in Little Egg Har- 
bour, New Jersey. He died without issue in 171 5 and his 
brother Jacob was made administrator of his estate, which 
amounted to £183 19s 9d. 



Jacob* Ong (Jacob,^ Isaac,' Fraficis\), was born in I'.ur- 
linj^^loii County, New Jersey, alx)iit the year 1702. The rec- 
ords of deeds show that he was a fanner by occupation, and 
that he owned real estate in lUirhngtim and Monmouth 
Counties. He married Mary Spra^f^. 


10. Jeremiah. 

Isaac, d. without male issue. 

Rachel, m. Elias LJrass, of Burlington, Jan. 24, 

Susainiah, ni. Thomas Pettit, of Monmouth, Xew 
Jersey, Nov. 9, 1742. 



Jeremiah^ Ong (Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^), was 
born in Burlington County, New Jersey. His wife's given 
name was Christianna. He lived during the period of the 
War of the Revolution in Eastern Pennsylvania. Soon 
after the war he moved westward with his family, and 
located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, near a place called 
Cookstown, now called Fayette City. 

Jeremiah and Christianna Ong are the ancestors of all the 
present members of the Ong family in America. 

Jeremiah Ong was a farmer by occupation, and is be- 
lieved to have been a member of the Society of Friends. 
The date of his death is unknown to us. Tradition is that 
he was killed by Indians. 

Children : 

11. Jacob. 

12. Jesse. 

Mary (Polly), m. Enoch Watson. 

13. Jeremiah. 

The Old Family Clock. 

This clock, a cut of which appears on opposite page, was 
purchased by Jacob Ong in 1785. The works are of brass. 
The case is cherry and was made by Jacob Ong himself, who 
was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade. Not only does 
the clock strike the hour, but also notes the phases of the 
moon, and indicates the day of the month. It has been in 

24 Oiti^ }-amil\ History. 

constant use. and at this writinp^ is accurately measurinc^ off 
the time as it diil more tlian one lunulrcd years a.i,'<i. 

I'Vuin Jacob Onj; the clock went to his son, I'inlcy Oiij;, 
from I-'inley On^ to his dauj^diter, Ann Kinsey, from her to 
htr brother, Moses Harlan Onj;, thence to his son, Albert 
R. Oii}^, thence to his son, Harlan V. On^, who is the pres- 
ent owner. This clock is perhaps prized more highly than 
anv other fainilv relic now in existence. 




Rev. Jacob« Ong (Jeremiah; Jacob,'' Jacob; Isaac; Frau- 
ds'^) was the eldest son of Jeremiah and Christianna Ong-, 
having- been born on the 24th of January, 1760. He was 
made a postal boy and carried mail and messages between 
Philadelphia and Fort Pitt (now Pittsburgh) during the 
early part of the War of the Revolution, and later joined the 
ranks of the Continentals and served till the close of the 
war, when he was honorably discharged. He married Mary 
McGrew, daughter of James and Dina McGrew, at Menal- 
len, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on September 25th, 1784. 
From this place they moved to Frederick County, Pennsyl- 
vania, and in the year 181 2 they moved to Jefferson County, 
Ohio, where they settled on a farm on Cross Creek, Cross 
Creek Township, near Skelly's Station. From this place 
he moved to Piney Fork, in Smithfield Township, Jefferson 
County, Ohio, where he purchased a farm from Finley 
McGrew, which has been known as the old "Ong Home- 
stead" for almost one hundred years. 

Jacob Ong was a carpenter and cabinet maker by trade, 
and was the architect and builder of the Friends' Meeting 
House near Richmond, Ohio, and the large and commodious 
Friends' Yearly Meeting House at Mount Pleasant, Okio. 
That he was a soldier of the War of the Revolution there is 
no doubt, and at the close of the war was honorably dis- 
charged, but I have not been able to find his name on any 
of the muster, pay or pension rolls. This fact can be ac- 
counted for in this way : After the war, he being of Quaker 

2(i Ofti^ Family History. 

parcntaj^c, and Ikmii^ received back into the Quaker Chtircli 
oil his tiwii apphcalion, rciiounccil all his claims aj^ainst the 
Govcrmnciit fur services as a soKlier, beiii}^ convinced that 
war was wronj^, an<| feelinL,^ that his patriotism luul led him 
to do that which afterwards his conscience condemned. 

He ne\er applied for his back pay or for a pension, anil 
when in after years his son Jacob insisted on his father 
allowing' the back pay to be collected, and asked to sec his 
ilischarge pajjcrs, my ^reat .grandfather said. "Jacob, that 
int)ney was earned at war. which was wronjj^. I have dis- 
l>osed of those papers that they may never do thee or any 
of my (lescen<lants any harm." It was supi)oscd tliat he 
binned them, as due search was made after his death and 
the ,1,'overnment papers could not be fouiul. 

He was an acknowled^etl minister of the Socictv of 
PViends. He was esteemed and respected on account of his 
sterlinj:,' traits of character. If Jacob Ou^ had any marked 
defects in his life which were in any way inconsistent with 
the life of a j^a-ntleman and a Christian, then time and tradi- 
tion have treateil liis memory most kindly. 

Jac<tb Ou^ appears to our generation to have been the 
embodiment of all that is ^ood. He died at the advanced 
af;e of ninety-seven years, and was buried in the Friends' 
Burial Grounds at Smithfield. ( )hio. 

Joel H. Carr, of Smithfield, C^hio, pays the following; 
tribute to him : 

"My first recollection <<i Jacnb ( )ni; .•nui hi> wifi', Mary. 
was when 1 was tpiite a sni.ill l)oy, seeinj^ them p>in^ to and 
frr.m the l-'riends' Meitinj; House at Smithfield, Ohio, from 
tluir home on I'inev h'ork. familiarly known as the 'C )ld 
( )n^' Homestead.' So regular were they in their attendance 
that it was said that in years they never missed a ineetiiij.,'. 
.So exact was he in sLirtinj,-^ from his home and arriving; at 
the meetin;^ house that it was said that people livini,' alon^' 
the roa<l used to rej^ulate their ti!ne|)ieces by Jacob ( )n^'s 

"( )n his arrival at the church tluie was no time for 

Oiig Family History. 27 

gossip, but at once he took his place in the puFpit (then 
called the yallerv), at the head of the meeting-, which place 
he occupied during all the years I knew him. He usually 
had a message for the people, his theme was always love. 
In the earnestness of his soul he would deliver the message, 
while tears would trickle down his furrowed cheeks. 
Trembling from head to foot, he would exhort young and 
old to love the Lord and one another. 

"I sat for years in front of him. His earnestness in the 
delivery of his message, as I remember now, sends a thrill 
through my whole being, and I often think how I would like 
to witness again those soul-stirring scenes that taught me in 
early life to love Him who Grandfather Ong so earnestly 
urged us to love and obey. 

"His last days were spent in Smithfield Ohio, with his 
daughter, Ann Kinsey. Here he showed forth his beautiful 
Christian character to perfection. Many were the sermons 
he delivered after having had to be helped to his feet on 
account of his feebleness from old age, or while remaining 
in his seat too feeble to stand alone. Jacob Ong believed in 
being led and guided by the Holy Spirit, and appeared to 
enjoy this blessing to the fullest extent. His preaching was 
not in man's wisdom, but every word he uttered appeared to 
come from the great fountain of love. His love was un- 
bounded, his faith strong and abiding. 

"Thanking you for the opportunity to say a word in the 
Ong Family History of so great and good a man as was 
your great grandfather, JacolD Ong, I am 

"Yours sincerely, Joel H. Carr." 

Taken from the records of Friends' meeting, Frederick 
County, Virginia : 

"At Hopewell monthly meeting of Friends, held ist of 6th 
month, 1786. Jacob Ong, at his own request, joined in mem- 
bership with Friends. 

"At Hopewell monthly meeting, held 3rd of 9th month, 
1787, Mary Ong produced certificate from Manallen monthly 
meeting of Adams County, Penna., which was read and 

"Middle Creek preparative meeting proposes Jacob Ong 
to serve in the station of an overseer, in which this meeting 
concurs and appoints him to that service. 

"At Hopewell monthly meeting, 5th of ist month, 1789, 

jS Ong Family History. 

Miililk- Creek preparative ineetiiij^' iiifonus that |act>b ( )ii^ 
retjuest^ ihat his two chihlren, Rebecca aiul l"iiile\. be re- 
ceiveil as members, which upon coiisitleratiuii is j^rauteil. 

"At Hopewell iuoiithl\ meetiiij^'. held 1st of 5th month. 
1791. Middle Creek preparative meetin^^ informs that Jacob 
( )nj^' requests a certificate for himself, wife Mary and three 
children. Rebecca. Finle\ and Jacob. 

"At W'estland monthly meetini;. held llth nioiuh jud. 
179J. Jacob ^ h\'^, his wife Mary and children, Rebecca. I'in- 
ley and Jacob, produced certihcates from Hopewell nionthl\ 
meetinj^ \ which were read and acce])ted. 

"At Reil Stone monthly meetinj,^ held J<^th of 10th 
nu>nth. 1S02, Jacob Onj,' refpiests certificates for himself and 
family to Concord monthl\ meetinjL: Xorth W extern Terri- 
tory, ct>py of certificate ^raiUed. 

"To Concord monthly meetinj]^ Xorth West Territory. 
Jacob ( )nj,^ and his wife Mary bein;.^ settled within the limits 
of your meeting: retpiest our certificate. 

"We do not find but their lives and conversation hath 
been in a dei^ree orderly. I)ili,L,H'nt in the attendance at our 
meetings and that their outward atTairs are settled. We rec- 
onunend them with their six children. I'inley. Jacob, Isaac, 
Dinah. Xathan an<l John t(j \(>ur Christian care. 

"Si.i,Mied on behalf vi Red Stone monthl\- meeting 3rd of 
iJth month, 1802." 

Children : 

Rebecca, b. June 28th, 1785; il. jirior to 1802. 
\.\. l-'inley, b. l'\-l). I'lth. 1787. 
15. Jacob, b. June 25th. 178<;. 

iJorn in I'ayette C"ount\. I'ennsv Ivania. 
1^1. Isaac, b. Oct. 25th, I7«;i. 

Dinah, b. I'eb. 23rd, I7<M- 

17. Xalban Mctirew. b. June 27th. I7(/). 

18. John Mcdrew. b. Die. 27th. I7ty(). 

I'xirn in JefTerson County, C)hio. 

19. Mar\. b. .\ng. 27th, 1803. 

James .Milllin, b. .\pril 21st. 1807; d. 1828. un- 


Jessk" Onc; (Jiri-niiah.'' Jacob,* JacobJ" Isaac.- I-tancis^ I 


O//.;' Faiiiily History. 29 

was the second son of Jeremiah Ong, but little is known of 
his history. 

Children : 


20. Jacob. 


Jeremiah" Ong (Jeremiah;' Jacoh,^ Jacobs Isaac,- Fnm- 
cis\) was the youngest child of Jeremiah^ Ong. 

Child : 

21. John. 0- 

The Family Bible. 

The oldest Ong family Bible now in existence is the Bible 
of Jacob Ong, the son of Jeremiah and Christianna Ong. 
It is a well worn book and gives evidence of having been 
much used. This book is now owned by Harlan F. Ong, of 
iNlartins Ferry, Ohio, and highly prized as an heirloom. 

The Bible of Finley Ong, son of Jacob Ong, is now 
owned by Emily Ong Vermillion, a granddaughter, Smith- 
field, Ohio. 



FiNLEY^ Ong (Jacob.'' Jeremiah,'' Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- 
J-'raticis^J was bom (ni the lyth of February, i/<^7, in Mar- 
tiusbur^, \'irgiiiia. Hi- was united in inarria'^a' to Ann 
IMackburn, dauj^'lUcr of Moses and Mar\ I'.Iackburii. on the 
30th (lay of December. 1S05. He was a proniiuent farmer 
of JetTersou County, Ohio, a man who was correct in his 
habits; firm and resoKite, yet kind ami gentle in his disposi- 
tion. He was a consistent member of the I'riemls' Meelinj^. 
He died at the advanced a^e of 87 years, and was buried in 
the Friends' IJurial Ground at Smithfield, Diiio. 

Children : 

22. Jacob l-inley. 

2^. Mary. 

24. Moses Harlan. 

25. Matilda. 

26. 1. 1 wis. 

27. Kibecca. 

28. Miniin. ; 
2<j. I'liza .Ann. 

30. I'.mily. 

31. Rachel Ann. 


Ja(()Ii^ D.Nci (Jacob.'^ Jctctiiiiili,'' Jacob.* Jacob.^ Isaac,' 
I-rancis.*) was l>orn on Jime J5th, I7H<;. ( Mi the 23rd day 
of January, 181 3. he was married to llaimah Davis, dauj^h- 
tcr of Jaccjb and Rebecca Davis. He died at .\ngerona. 

Ong Family History. 31 

Jackson county, West Virginia, on the nth day of August, 
1861, aged 74 years, i month and 11 days. 

Children : 

Marv Ann, b. January 29th, 1815; d. August, 

32. Nathan. 

33. Rebecca. 

Alfred, b. March 4th, 1820; d. at Smithfield, 
Ohio, in 1824. 

34. Finley. 

Mildred, b. May 15th, 1824. 

35. Theodore. 

Araminta, b. May 3rd, 1828. 

36. Jacob. 

Anne, b. August ist, 1833. 

Hannah, b. June 24th, 1835 ; d. October 23rd, 
2,7. Caroline, b. November 15th, 1839. 


IsAAc^ Ong (Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ 
Francis,^) was born on the 25th of October, 1791. He was 
married to Catherine Bond about the year 181 1. He owned 
and operated a flour mill on Piney Fork, near what is now 
known as Tweedy's Mill, shipping his flour to the south 
in flat boats. He invested all he was worth, shipping his 
cargo without insurance, which resulted in his financial 
ruin. He was a follower of George Fox. In politics he 
was a Whig. He died in early manhood leaving a widow 
and four children. His widow (best known as Aunt Katy) 
moved to Smithfield, Ohio. 

Children : 

38. Rebecca. 

39. Jacob. 

40. Eliza. 

41. James Alfred. 

3-' 0»ij/ I'liiiiily History. 

Mary. d. in infancy. 
Ji>.>««.|th, (1. at an L-arly aj^c. 


Dk. Xaiuan MtCluiiu' DsL. (Jucob,'^ Jcrciniah,'-' Jiuob,* 
Jacob.^ Isaac,' 1-raiuis,^) was born on the j/tli of June, 
17«X). 1 If was unitfd in niarriaj^c U) Mar\ Ilaniniond, 
daughter t»f (li-orj;c and Dclnirah llainniontl. Ik- was an 
intillij^jcnt. hii;lily respected citizen, anil above the avera};e 
physician of his day. ( )n returning; home from IMiilailel- 
phia (where he liad been attenihnjj^ a nieetinij of physicians) 
he was stricken with bihous fever, and despite medical 
efTorts and the lovinj.,' care of his devoted wife and children, 
he died on the 20th of September, i8j8. His remains were 
interred in the 1-Viend's burial grountl at Smithfield, Ohio. 

Children : 







Maria Louisa. 







Jon.N McGkkw^ Onc; fjacob,'^ Jeremiah.^ Jacob,* Jacob.^ 
Isaac,' I-raticis,^) was born on the jj[U of necember, ijSt), 
and died on the 27th of Jiuie, 1S77, at Tonica. Illinois. C)n 
July 1st, lSi<;, he was marrietl to Mary C"ui)p\. dau;.;h(er of 
Abrani and Mary C'uppy. Mary t iipi)y < Mij.,' was liorn 
April 7tli, I7<^7. and died Juni- J7th. 1S77, at Tonica, Illinois. 

Children : 

Alfred, b. 15th of .\piil. iSjo. d. in his youth. 

47. Abram. 

48. Mary. 

Ong rainiiy History. 33 

4«j. Jacob W. 

50. Nathan A. 

Mifllin, b. 3r(l of April, 1830. 
Susanna, b. 2Sth of June, 1833. 

51. John L. 

Ann, b. 3rd of March, 1857 ; ni. Robert Harriman 
of which union two chiklren were born. 2nd 
m. Dr. Daly. 

52. Isaac. 


Mary^ Ong (Jacob,'' Jeremiah;^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,"" 
Francis,^) was born on the 27th of August, 1803. She was 
married to Dr. John Blackburn McGrew, of Sniithfield, 

Children (McGrew) : 

53. Amanda F. 
Julia Ann. 


Jacob^ Ong (Jesse,'' Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- 
Fraiicis,^) was one of the two sons of Jesse Ong, but the 
facts concerning his life are comparatively unknown. 

Child : 

54. Jesse, b. 4th of September, 1804. 


JoiiN^ Ong (Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,' 
Francis,^) was born in 1801. in Westmoreland county, Penn- 
sylvania. He was married to Jane Wilson of the same 
county. John Ong with his wife and family left Fayette, 
perhaps better known as Cookstown, Pennsylvania, on 
March i6th, 1843, ^"c^ settled on the banks of the Illinois 
river on Sunday, April 9th, 1843, at the town of Hennepin, 
Putnam countv, Illinois. 

34 0/1^' family History. 

Children : 

55. Wilson. 
5^). Jrriiniah. 
57. Nathan. 

Mary Ann. h. 1H28. 

Krhi-oca. b. iS^i). 

Martjarct, b. u^JJ. 

I'lhn. b. iK^6. 

Jacob, b. iH^H. 

Fink-y, b. 1839. 



Jacob Finley^ Ong fFinley,'^ Jacoh,'^ Jeremiah;' Jacob* 
Jacoh,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) the oldest son of Finley^ and Ann 
Ong, was born near Smithfield, Ohio, October 26th, 1806. 
On November 19th, 1829, he married Mary Irvine. They 
went to house keeping in a log cabin on the home farm. 
A little later the family removed to a farm near Millersburg, 
Holmes county, Ohio, but remained there only a year when 
they returned to Jefferson county. Subsequent to their re- 
turn the farm on the Cadiz road was purchased, and there 
the family lived until Jacob retired from active business and 
moved into the village of Smithfield. The Cadiz road farm 
still remains in the family, being the present property of 
Mrs. Emily L. Vermillion, a daughter. Jacob Ong was a 
Quaker, and for many years was a member of the Masonic 
Order in Smithfield, Ohio. Truthfulness, honesty and up- 
rightness characterized his entire life. It was a common 
saying that "J^cob Ong's word was as good as his bond." 
The domestic virtues predominated in his character ; wife, 
children, home, were the dearest things on earth to him. 
He died on May ist, 1881, in Smithfield, Ohio. 

Mary, wife of Jacob Ong, was the daughter of George 
and Mary (Dunlavy) Irvine. She was born at County 
Donegal, Ireland, in 181 1, and was a woman of excellent 
judgment and administered the affairs of her household 
with rare skill. She was reared in the Episcopal church, 
but there being: no church of that denomination in Smith- 

36 Ong Family Hislory. 

licKl. Oliio, she united with the rrotcstaiil MethotHst church, 
and contimied a faithfid member chiriiij^ lier entire hfe. 
Perhaps her most distinguishing' character \\a> her deep 
sympathy and tentlerncss of heart. She was admirably 
suited to her husband, the i^eiitK-r traits of her character 
supplementing and softening his more rugged virtues. Their 
long life together was one of happiness broken by but few- 
sorrows. Owing to her many beautiful {|ualities of mind 
and heart, many found her a wise counselor, a true and lov- 
ing frienil. She was a shining example of the good woman 
described by Solomon, and tridy "her chiUlren arise and call 
her blessed." 

Children : 




i-inley M. 


Mary Ann. 




Jacob i'atterson 


Emily L. 


William Irvine. 


M.\RV* Ong (lunlcyj Jacob:'' Ji-itiniah,'' Jacob* Jacob.^ 
Isaac,- fraiicis,^) was born on the lotli of Septemlier. 1808. 
She was married to A(]uilla Carr on the J5th of October. 
1830. It was not the author's privilege to know iniuli of 
Aunt I'olly ("arr. as she left the < >ng neigliborhood and 
nK>ved to Salem, ( )hio. when he was but a small lad, but 
fr<im the inii)ressions we get. and the kin<l words which are 
sp<jken of her by her friends and asst)ciates. we know her 
to have been a grand, good woman. She died on the 30th 
ilay of April, i87y. 

Chiidrfn rrarr^ : 

Alkl.i .\1.. b. lltli uf Jul\, 1833; (1. 91I1 ul Jiuu-, 
I </XJ. 

Oni; Paiiiily History. ^y 

65. Addison M. 



Moses Harlan« Ong (FinlcyJ Jacob," Jeremiah-' Jacob,' 
Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis') was born in Smithfield Township, 
Jefferson county, Ohio, on the 15th day of December, 1810.' 
He was married to Mary Cain, daughter of Walter and 
Anna Cain, on the 28th day of August, 1833. 

He was one of the most prominent farmers and suc- 
cessful men of Jefferson county, Ohio. He was a stalwart 
man of excellent physique and always enjoyed good health, 
having had but one severe sickness during his entire life. 
He had the highest regard for honor, honesty and integrity, 
and lived up to his ideals. 

His death, which occurred on the 22nd day of May, 
1890, was due to an accident while crossing the street in 
Smithfield, Ohio. He lived only twenty-four hours after re- 
ceiving the fatal injury, 

Mary Cain Ong, wife of Moses H. Ong, was a grand, 
good, christian woman. To know her was to love her. A 
devout, faithful, loving companion and mother. Her voice 
was often heard in the Friend's meeting at Mount Pleasant 
and Smithfield. It was the voice of a godly woman, through 
whom the Great Redeemer was speaking in words ladened 
with love that carried her hearers in thought and spirit to 
the celestial world beyond, as she pointed out to them the 
light of eternal day. 

She had just written the following letter when the light of 
life went suddenly out : 
"Albert R. Ong, 

"My Dear Child : — As I have gotten able to sit up a part 
of the time, I thought I woukf write to thee myself this 
time, and tell thee how I am feeling. I am better, of course, 
but I tell thee I am far from feeling well. I told the doctor 
when he was in today that I was feeling very badly. The 

38 Oii^ J'liinily History. 

swi'Iliti}; lias left my limbs for the most part, but 1 sulYcr 
])aiii all the time. 1 have not had a j^ood nights rest since 
1 tiK)k that trip It.) I'licle Charles \a_\lor's. lUit 1 must lUit 
complain, for it is all riyht or it would not have been. I 
have had sweet hours of i)eace and joy of soul while alone 
in my room meditatinj^: and reading a book entitled 'A 
Ciuiile of' AIthoU};h sulYerin^^ all the time, it has 
been a j^reat feast to my soul. 1 do think of thee often and 
brinj^' thee on the alter of my heart in pra\er to Gijd. I am 
feeling badl\ and nuist close my letter. 

"Thv alYectionate mother, 


The following; obiluar\ was written by a lady frienil of 
rittiburij, IVimsylvania : 


Her work was finished here on earth, 
Gotl took her to that home above. 
To be with Him and the ani^el throng, 
In that world of peace and love. 

No more shall we hear her s\\(.it voice, 
III clnucli, at home or abroad, 
r.nt the angeU will hear it in Heaven 
I'rai.sing Jehovah, her bather and Cjod. 

God strengthen the husband in his deep allliction. 
And comfort the children with His precious love. 
And may we all live in perfect achievement. 
To meet that sainted wife and inctther above." 

Children : 

Lewis H., 1). loth of ( )ctober, 18J54; d. K.ili of 
November, l>S^<j. 

66. .Milllin. 

67. Samuel N. 

68. I'inlcy. 

69. Slupard. 

70. ( harles L. 

71. Anna .M. 


Ong Family 


Albert R. 


Walter C. 


Harlin H. 


Emma L. 


Mary E. 


lola C. 


Osborn B. 

History. 39 


Matilda Ong'* Newlin (Finley^ Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacoh,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born in Jefferson coun- 
ty, Ohio, on the 12th day of April, 1813. She was united in 
marriage to James M. Newlin (who was born in Westmore- 
land county, Pennsylvania, on the 13th day of April, 1809) 
in the year 1832. They lived, with the exception of a few 
years, near Smithfield, Ohio. They were both Quakers, 
being members and elders of Smithfield Monthly Meeting. 
They led very active Christian lives and manifested a lively 
interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the So- 
ciety of Friends. Matilda Newlin was especially fond of 
children and would often gather them around her and tell 
of the Savior's love. 

Her last illness was of many month's duration, attended 
with great suffering, yet borne with patience and sweet resig- 
nation. She departed this life on August 12th, 1881. 

James Newlin passed the remainder of his life, twelve 
years, with his daughter in Richmond, Indiana, where he en- 
deared himself to a large circle of friends. He died the 
1 6th of February, 1894, and was laid to rest by the side of 
his wife in Smithfield, Ohio His life also bore the fruits of 
an earnest and active Christian. 

Children (Newlin) : 

79. Oliver. 

80. Finley. 

81. Elizabeth. 

40 0*1^' Family History. 

Lkwis* Ong (/•■/'/i/rv,' Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob.^ 
Isaac,' Francis,^) was Ixirn on the 15th of March. iSi<i. lir 
marrit'd l-'hiiira l'iir\ ianci-. ilaiiL;hlcr ttf Joseph aiul Dchorah 
I'urviaiicf, ou the second of ( )ctoher, 1839, al the I-rieiul's 
Meetintj House, Siiiithtield, ( )hin. 

His choice of occupation was that of fanninjj;. lie was 
enerjxetic, strong, hale and very active in pursuits of his 
chosen vocation. He w;is kind, i^enerous and a Christian 
father. Soon after their luarria^^e they settled at Smith- 
field. Ohio. A few years later, about 1845, they nioveil to 
Richmond, Ohio, where they resided for a number of years. 
Kvery Sabbath they would drive some three miles to the 
old IViend's Meeting House they loved so will. The family 
altar had its place in the home, and the reatlings of the word 
of God and prayer made its im|)ress upon each member of 
their large family of children. Their doors were always 
open to relatives and friends. 

In the spring of 1874 the\ moved to Columbus. Ohio. 
where they spent in peace and quiet the closing years of their 
long and eventful life. In December. 189S. he was taken 
suddeidy ill. His sickness was of short duration, and i-n 
the 21 St of the same month he died. The last audibli- words 
siKjken by him were "Welcome home! Welcome home!" 

IClmira, the wife of Lewis Ong. was born the jolli of 
December, 1820. She was a most devoted Christian, evir 
patient, prayerful and solicitous of the tinul\ and eleiiial 
welfare of Ikt family .'ind uei'.^hbors. 

I^he died on the iJtb of January, n/ii, after a fiw days' 
illness, .As the last moments (tf li<r li fr were i).issing slu- 
called her family to her bedside and exhorted them to i)ut 
their trust in the Lord and meet her in he.iven. and sent ;i 
like message to the absent members. 

"When ui'\f I)r( n tlu ii- tin thousand vears, 


Ong Family History. 41 

Bright, shining as the sun, 

We've no less days to sing God's praise, 

Than when we first begun." 



Joseph P. 


Lindlev H. 


Lemuel W. 


Plunier N. 


Annie E. 




William P. 


Lewis B. 


Anderson C 


Delbert B. 


Rerecca» Ong Jones (Finley,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,*' 
Jacohr Isaac,'- Francis,^) was born at the old homestead on 
April 15th, 1817. She was married to Reason Jones. She 
passed to her reward after years of severe and patient suffer- 

Reason Jones lived with his daughter at Smithfield, Ohio, 
until his death in 1906. 

Children : 

John, resides in Pennsylvania. 
92. Annie. 


Mifflin** Ong (Finley,'^ Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ 
Isaac,- Francis,^) was born at Smithfield, Ohio, on July 6th, 
1820. He spent his boyhood days on his father's farm, re- 
ceiving his education in the district school and at Scott's 
Academy, a noted local institution of learning of that time, 
located in Steubenville, Ohio. He was a life long member 
of the Quaker church. He died at Smithfield, Ohio, on 
April 4th, i86g 

4J Ong Family History. 

LliiMrcn : 

lyj. liii!i\ K.. r«.>i*liii^' in ritt>lmrj4, I'a. 

William II., ri>i(K(l in Caiitiild, Noiili Dai^ma. 
(1. May J, i(/j<i. 

Manila A., rcsidin}^ in Alkj^lunv , I'a. 

( )liviT. roidini; in .\IIc.L;ln.n\ , I'a. 
94. L«.N\is 11., roitliii}; in Lanticld, Xurih Dakota. 

1''li/.\ Ann" (.)m. Liavis (l-'inlcy,' Jacob,'^ Jcmmali.'' 
Jiuob,* Jacob,^ Isaocr Vrancis,^) was born on the I4tli of 
May, iSji, ntar Sniitliliold, Ohio. The follow iii}^^ obituary 
from the Steuben villc Gazette tell.s the life story of this 
excellent woman : 



"Mrs. F.liza A. Lewis, beloved iin'tlier of .\d«lis(in I", and 
r. I'. Lewis, entered into rest peacefully at tlu home of her 
sun. Ad'lison. on Monday morning. January J<^th, K^/). at 
2:30 o'clock, aj^ed four score and four \ears. Mrs. Lewis 
closed her home near .Smithfiekl six weeks atjo and came to 
Steubenville to spend the holiday season with her .sons, and 
other kinsf(jlk. She was in her usual health until she was 
stricken with a heavy cold two weeks a}j;o. which developed 
into pneumonia, and she was critically ill for several days. 
Iler strong constitution, however, made a brave stniv^.^le and 
she rallied from the dread disease, and was stricken with 
heart failure, and after a few days of extreme weakness. 
}.,'ently fell asleep to awaken in eternity. Mrs. Lewis was the 
danj^'iiter of b'inley and .\nn ( )nj,'. pitmeer settlers of Sniith- 
field 'rouiiship. and of the I'rieiid's household of faith. 
She was born at the old ( )ii;,' homestead on .May, iSji, 
.iiid was one of a family circle of ten children. She was a 
bri-bt and cai)able ^^irl. who was reared on the f.irm. and 
left the old roof tree to become the wife of her choice. Is.iac 
Lewis, a proiniiunt \<>un^ f.armer ami stock dealer of Sinilh- 
fuld. and live.l in that vicinitv all her life, biloved and es- 
teemed for her inanv noble tiait-^ of character. She was 


Oiii^ Family History. 43 

strong in intellect, a womanly woman of character, and one 
who was a wise counselor as well as a companion and friend 
unto her children. Warm in friendship, kind in heart, she 
was esteemed throughout the country side for her neighborly 
kindness, and although she had lived beyond the allotted 
years of life, she was active in body, bright in intellect, and 
took an interest in all that was transpiring around her, and 
kept in touch with the current events of the day. Her hus- 
band died eighteen years ago and since that time she has 
lived on the home farm, visiting from time to time with her 
children, who are left to mourn her loss. They are ex- 
Prosecuting Attorney A. C, Lewis and P. P. Lewis, Esq., 
of this city ; William F. Lewis, of Smithfield, Ohio, and 
Mrs. Annie Kaminsky, of Richmond, Indiana; one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. John McCIave, of this city, having preceded her in 
death eight years ago. She also leaves seven grandchildren 
and two sisters, Mrs. Emily Chadwell, of this city, and Mrs. 
Rachael Hamilton, of Wellsville, who were with her in 
daily administration during her last illness. In the death 
of Mrs. Lewis another of the old pioneer residents and emin- 
ent members of the Friend's church is removed from our 
midst, and each year these mothers of the olden time who 
have reared and guided their children in the affairs of state 
as well as of the home, are passing over the silent river, but 
the heroism of such lives will live forever in the uplift of 
the community in which they have lived, for she was clothed 
with strength and honor, and her children as they look upon 
her noble form in the majesty of death call her blessed." 

Children (Lewis) : 

95. Elizabeth. 

96. William T. 

Oliver N., d. soon after reaching his majority. 

97. Addison C. 

98. Plummer P. 

99. Anna L. 


Emily^ Ong Chadwell (Finlcy,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,'^ 
Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born at the old Ong 
homestead on Piney Fork, Jefferson county, Ohio, on the 

44 Ong Family History. 

15th i)f Auj^ 1823. She was imiictl in niarriaj^e to Aiulcr- 
.son C. Lliadwill. wlio ilicd inau\ years aj^o. She resides 
with her dauj^hter, Ida, at 713 North I'oiirth street, Steu- 
iK'iiville, ( )hio. She is one of the only two children of linley 
and Ann Ong now livinj;. 


100. Ida, residing in Steubenville, Ohio. 


Raciiael Ann* Ong IIa.mii-ton (Finlcy,'' Jacob,'^ Jere- 
miah.'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Jsaoc,- Iraiuis,^ J was born on the ( >ld 
C)n}^ Homestead on I'iney I-'ork, near Smilhfiehl, Ohio, on the 
iStli of April. 1834. She was united in niarria'.je to Thomas 
Hamilton in the year 1854, who ilied in 1S7S. She is still 
livinji^, being one of the tjnly two cilildren of i-'inley and 
Ann ( )ng now living. 

Children { 1 lamilton) : 

101. Jessie V. 

102. Anna 15. I 

103. William S. 

104. Finley E. 


Nathan* Ong (Jacob,'' Jacob.'^ Jeremiah,'' Jacob* Jacob,' 
Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the loth of .Xugust. 1816. He 
was married to Jennie Joseph in 1837. Of this marriage six 
children were born. IIi< wife. Jennie, died, and a few \ears 
later, in 1852, he was married to Lydia Lovelaiul. Three 
children were born of this union. 

Children : 

.Anderson, b. 1st of ( )et<il)er, 1838. Deceased. 

105. 1 'in ley J. 

106. William C. 

107. Barbara .\. 

Ong Family History. 4- 

Narcissiis. b. 27th of September, 1848. 
Austin, b. 8tli of June, 1851. 
Samantba. b. 31st of August, 1853. 
108. Fihnore. 

Carrie, b. 6tb of August, 1859. 


REnEccA** Ong McGrew (Jacob,'' Jacob," Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born May 15th, 1818. 
Slic was married to James McGrew and resided in West- 
moreland county, Pennsylvania. To tliem was born several 
cliildren, among wbom are tbe following. 

Cbildren (McGrew): 

Jacob O. b. I3tb of Nevember, 1842. 
James A. b. utb of December, 1844. 

109. Eliza J. 


FiNLEY^ Ong (Jacob,'' Jacob,*" Jeremiah,'' Jacob," Jacob,^ 
Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 23rd day of April, 1822. 
On the 1 2th of May 1850, he was united in marriage with 
Alice Lindsey. He enlisted in the Union army in 1861 as a 
private in Company F, 4th W. Va. V. I., and was soon made 
First Lieutenant. He passed through many hard fought 
battles, his last being at the siege of Vicksburg. On the 
morning of May 17th, 1863, he was in command of Com- 
pany F., leading a fierce charge in which 360 of the 
800 left in his regiment were killed or wounded. He 
fell into the hands of the enemy. On the i8th of May, 1863, 
his leg was amputated above the knee. He was getting 
along nicely until the 22nd of June, when a shell from the 
Union battery exploded near his tent, causing him to make a 
sudden movement, which started a hemorrhage from his 
wound that soon ebbed his life away. His resting place is 
among the unknown at Vicksburg. 

4(j Oiti^ Fiintily History. 

Children : 

1 ID. Carman I'lit/.f A. 
111. Missouri Irciic. 

l-.iuma I'aritlim-. h. 1st cf .Npril. iSs't. 

Hannah Marv. h. i stli uf 1 )(.ccnibir. iS(»o. 


TiiKoiKmii** Onc; (Jacob? Jacob.'' Jeremiah:' Jacob* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis.^) was the seventh child of Jacob and 
Hannah Oni;. Little is known of his history. He left the 
scenes of his childhood early in life and located in Madison. 
Indiana. In iS()i he entered the I'nion army with the rank 
of Maior, an<l served his cijuntry with distinction until the 
year 1863, when a piece of shell from the enemy's ki'""' 
fractured his skull, resultinjj in his death one year after- 

Two danj^hters survive him, but the author has been un- 
able to locate tiiem. 


J Acon* Ong (Jacob,^ Jacob,'' Jeremiah.'' Jacob.* Jacob, ^ 
Isaac.- Francis.^) was the ninth child of Jacob and Hannah 
On^'. He was also a soldier in the Ci\il War. a member of 
the I'irst Illinois Heavy Artillery. .At the close of the war 
lie was honorably discharj^ed. 

Shortly thereafter he was marrieil ami lived in Deboise, 

Child : 

W . C. d. iSjo, Krivin^ a widow and child wliom the 
author has been unable to locate. 

37." Onc. (Jacob.'' Jacob.'' Jeremiah.'' Jacob.* 
Jacoli." Isaac.' I'raiicis.' ) was the youn).,'est iliil.l of Jacob 
and Hannah ( )ni;. Slu' is the onI\ mend)ir of Jacob Onj^^'s 

Ong Family History. 47 

family now living. She resides in St. Louis, but her last 
name, street and address is unknown to the author. 


Rebecca** Ong Thomas (Isaac,' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ 

Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was the oldest child of 

Isaac and Catherine Ong. She was married to Scotler 

Children (Thomas) : 

Adaline, m. Fletcher Scott, d. 

Alfred, residing in Virginia City, Nevada. 


Dr. Jacob B.® Ong (Isaac,'' Jacob,'^ Jeremiah^ Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was the second child of Isaac and 
Catherine Ong. He lived to the ripe old age of 86 years, and 
died in Greensburg, Indiana, on March 30th, 1904. Of his 
family two daughters are living, and reside in Indianapolis, 

The subject of this sketch was a surgeon in the Civil War, 
at the close of which he located in Nashville, Tennessee, and 
was for several years President of the Nashville Medical 
College. He next located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he prac- 
ticed his chosen profession for several years. On retiring 
from active practice he moved to Greensburg, Indiana, where 
he spent his last days with his two daughters. 


Eliza" Ong Young (Isaac,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was the third child of Isaac and 
Catherine Ong. She was united in marriage to Jehu Young, 
of Smithfield, Ohio. She died on September i8th, 1889, 
and her husband died on the nth day of March, 1893. 

4S Oll^ I'lintily History. 

Lhildrcn ( Vi»iin^) : 
I i,v I'.uira \ . 

1 14. I'liimiiRT r. 

\\ illiaiM 15. Dccca.^cil. 

Jami.s Ali kld"* C)N(.; (Isaac,^ Jacob," Jeremiah,'' Jacob* 
Jacob.^ Isaac,- I-rancis,^) was lx)rii in the year 1822. He 
married Hannah C Xicliols, ilau^diicr (»f Rev. Jacob and 
Jane Nichols, in the year 1846. He was a j)roininent member 
of the Methtxhst Protestant cliurdi. Id i>(>Iiiic> he was a 
Rejujbhcan and was a member of the Town Council, and 
President of the School lioard of Smithfield, Ohio. He was 
a successful business man of that town, beinu^ enj,'aj;ed in 
the merchant tailorinj^' business until his death in 1875. His 
widow, now Si years of ai^e. resides in SmithtRld, ( )hio. 

Children : 

115. Oliver M. 
Isaac .\. 

1 16. Jacob X. 

William H., accidentallv shot bv a fellow stu- 
Mary Jane, tlied at the aj;e of five years. 


Rkzin" Oxn. (Xathan M.J Jacob." Jeremiah.^ Jacob,* 
Jacob.^ Isaac,' I-raucis^ ) was l)orn on the 30th day of May, 
1815. lie married Susannah Kinj^ (dauj^diter of Solomon 
Kinj,') on I'ebruary i8th. i8^^^». He lived in .Mori,'an 
("ounly, ( )hio, and was a milU r bv occupation. In the \(ar 
iS^ft he moved to Pattens .Mill, antl from there moved to 
.MillL-rove, where he iii,i,'aj,'ed in storekei-pini;, but in 1S58 
returne<l to his old home in l'iiion\ille. In i8^>8 he moved 
fronj I'nioinilli- to Hooksbur^'. on the ^■a^t b;mk of tlu' Ulue 
Muskini;um River. His ne.xt location w;i> in tlu ([uiet, rest- 


Ong Family History. 49 

ful town of Beverley, Ohio, where he and his wife lived to 
the end of their days. He and his wife were devoted Chris- 

Children : 

117. Mary. 

Sarah H., b. i8th of November, 1838; d. 29th 
of April, 1845. 

118. Oliver C. 

Julian, b. nth of March, 1843; d- 1843. 

119. Maria L. 

120. Nathan K. 

121. Addison P. 

Richard B., b. 28th of September, 185 1. Died 

122. Edgar M. 

123. Emma. 

John P., b. i8th of October, 1863. Died in 


JuLi.AN^ Ong Kinsey (Nathan M.,'' Jacob,''' Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob * Jacob,'"^ Isaac,- Francis^) was the second child of Dr. 
Nathan and Mary Ong. She was married to Lewis Kinsey, 
who was a son of Stephen and Ann Kinsey. Soon after 
their marriage they located in Iowa. To them were born 
four sons, all of whom are deceased except William, whose 
address is unknown. Thomas, one of the sons, was killed 
by the Indians in 1868. 


Maria Louisa^ Ong Naylor (Nathan M.^ Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born near 
Smithfield, Ohio, on the 2nd day of April, 18 19. When but 
a child of nine years she was deprived of a father's loving 
care and protection. From childhood she grew to woman- 

jt) Ong raintly Ihstory. 

hootl, iiiilustrious, ccoiumiical, respected by all, witli a life 
alK)ve reproach. At the aj^'e of twenty-seven she was uiiited 
in niarriagi- to Sanuul M. Xaylor. a merchant. They re- 
siiied in SniilhfieUl seven years, and tluii btiu^ht a farm Iwt) 
miles north of Smithfield, where they lived until she died 
in iSSi. She was a faithful member of the I'Viends' 
Lhurch. Her husband lived mitil iS<>}. when he died at 
the advanced a^e of 8(j years. 

Lhililren : 

IJ4. Nathan ( >. 

i-'S- Mary l^li/abetli. 


Oi-iviiK* Ong (Francis M.J Jacob,'^ JcrcDiiah:' Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,- Vrancis^ ) was tiie hfth chiUl of Dr. Nathan 
M. and Mary Onj;. After learning' the tailorinsj^ trade in 
Cadiz. Ohio, he moved to Madison, Intliana, where he mar- 
ried Mary McGcy. Of their marriaj;c six chiUlren were 
born, three sons and three dau;,diters, but the names and 
addresses are unknown. lb- was married a second time, 
and at his deatii left a wife and chiUlren, but the number, 
names and addresses are nnknown. 


Makv* Ong Pi hits (Nathan M.,' Jacob,'' Jeremiah.'' 
Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac.- Francis^) was born in Smithfield, 
Jefferson County, Ohio, on October 7th, ii<-\^ Sin- was 
married to William IMiipps, of Smithfield, Ohio. 

She ha;, been since her eighteenth year a faithful ami at- 
tentive member of the Methodist ICpi.scopal Church. 

( hildren ( I'liipps) : 

Adaline, decea.sed. 

l^uis Kinscv, resides in I'airfield, Iowa. 

Oiig Family Hktory. 51 

126. Nathan. 
Julia Ann. 

Elisha William, resides in Smithfield, Ohio. 

Stewart Carrick. 

Rev. Oliver Ross, resides in Alliance, Ohio. 

Albert Reese. 

Mary Ellsworth, deceased. 

Henry Cook. 

Anna Belle. 


AiiRAM^ Ong {John M.,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* 
Jacob,^ Isaac, ' Francis^) was born on the 15th day of Octo- 
ber, 1 82 1, in Jefferson County, Ohio. His occupation dur- 
ing his life was that of a miller, but in later years he took 
up the trade of a builder. A portion of his life was spent 
near the old homestead, which is generally known as "Ong's 
Mill," in Jefferson County, Ohio. 

On October 30th, 1845, he was married to Elizabeth 
Moore, daughter of Nathaniel and Lusana Moore. He now 
resides at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, at the age of eighty-five 
years, remarkably noted for his excellent health and activity 
for one so old. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church 
and a highly respected citizen. He was a past officer of 
high degree of the Order of "Odd Fellows." He is a 
staunch Republican. 

Children : 

127. Hannah Jane. 

128. John W. 

129. Nathaniel Moore. 

Ambrose, b. 24th of April, 1855; d. 3rd of Au- 
gust, 1855. 

Enos O., b. 27th of July, 1856; d. 28th of July, 

Isaac L., b. 5th of May, 1858; d. i6th of Au- 
gust, i8s8. 

Ruth A., b. 5th of May, i860; d. 15th of May, 

5-' Oii/j Fantily Jlistory. 


Makv" Om. Plkmanck (John M.,^ Jacch." Jircniialt:' 
Jacob* Jacob.^ J suae,- J-raiiiis^) was born on ihc jjih day 
of October, 1823. She was married to Amos I'urviaiicc. 

L liildrcii : 


J.uon W." ()Nt; (John M.r Jacob.'' Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,- I-rancis* } was bcrii on tlu- jStli dav of Au- 
j;ust. 1825. llr was married \n IClizabctli McCaiin. a 
dau<;blcr of Hii<;b and Racharl MoCaiiti. on the 28th day of 
September. 1853. lie was a miller by occupation and was 
identified with the old "Uuhr Mill" until he retired from 
business, which was in i8</3. lie dietl on July 31st. n/V). 
aj^'cd 80 years. 11 m«>nths and 2 days. 

His wife. Elizabeth ()n\;. was born on the ijlh day of 
January. 1832. and died on Xoveiuber 14th. i8(;8. 
Children : 

Mary bdizabeth. b. 25lh of June. 1S54; d. (ith 

of I'ebruar} . i8()4. 
Ida lane. b. 1 vh of Ainil. iS^;'); d. jud of 

Si arch. iSrq. 
John llui^h. 1). 7th of June. 1S5S; m. Marv 

I-'orbes. l8(;i : r. Ashland, Missouri. 
Adalaska. b. 14th of March. i8()2; m. lata 

Lamb I Ith of ( )ctober. i8<p. 
Arthur ( i.. b. 25th of November, lS(»5; r. 

Albert Jacob, b. 2<;th of November. 1870; r. 

r.rookfield. Missouri, 
l-'rank Turviance, b. 2nd of September. 1874; 
r. ( )klalu)ma. 


N.MiiAN A." Onc; (John M..' Jacob,'' Jeremiah.'' Jacob.* 

\\.\\<\ CARK 

0;;^' Family History. 53 

Jacoh,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born at the old Ong Home- 
stead on rinc} l'\)rk, Jefferson County, Ohio, on the 12th 
day of January, 1828. 

The followini^ aecount of his ileath, from the Tonica 
News, embraces a full and correct account of a t^ood man: 

"Nathan 2A.dam Ong was born near Mount Pleasant, Jef- 
ferson County, Ohio, January 12th, 1828. He belonged to 
a large family, consisting of seven sons and three daughters, 
nine of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Nathan 
when a young man of 22 years, finding the opportunities for 
work and advancement rather meager in that community, 
obtained permission of his parents to depart from the paren- 
tal roof and make his way into the world. Accordingly, 
alone and single handed, he pushed out West, landing at 
Hennepin, Illinois, in 1850. Here he obtained work for a 
few years on a farm and then began milling near Lowell, in 
this countv. He finallv drifted back to farming as his life 
work. He farmed for six years in Putnam County, moving 
to the old homestead, two miles northeast of Tonica, in 1862. 
Here by industry and thrift he acquired a good property, 
and by just and honorable dealings, what was far better, a 
good name. He removed with his daughter, who remained 
with him faithfully to the end as a cheering companion and 
loving helper, to the Village of Tonica in the year 1887. 
He was married at Paines Point, Illinois, on March i6th, 
1853, to Janette Jane Sharpless, who passed away from 
earth April 19th, 1884." 

Children : 

130. Clarence R. 

131. Laura B. 

132. Harry G. 


John L.* Ong (John M.,'' Jacob, ^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was the eighth child of John M. 

54 On^ I-amtly History. 

ajul Mary Cuppv ( )n^. ami was burn on tlu- «;th day of July, 
1834. at '•On.n's Mill." on Pincy Fork. On llic 31st day of 
DcccmlKT, 1S57. Ik was niarricd to Marj^arct Elizabeth 
rurviancc, danj^litir of James and Marj^arct rurviance, at 
IIonncj)in. Illinois. Ik- resided at the old homestead until 
1853. when his father moved to Putnam County, Illinois. 
There his youth ami early manhooil were spent. In 1S79 
he moved with his family to Missouri, and in 1881, settled 
in l^iclede, Missouri, where he lived until the time of his 
ileath. which occurred in Kosedale, Kansas, on l'\])ruary 
lolh. K/35. while there on a business trip. In iS()i he en- 
listed in the j^overnmont service, hut was rejected on account 
of disabilities. Later he was appointed Captain of a com- 
pany of government scouts, and served with them until tlu- 
end of the war. Duriu}^^ his life he fiUeil many positions of 
trust and honor, and served fourteen years as Mayor of 
Lacleile, Missouri. 

Children : 

133. riummer Lewis. 

134. Li da Ina. 

Llla May, b. jyili of Auj^mst, i86j; r. Leclede, 

135. Nellie r.elle. 

136. Mary ICdna. 

137. Abbie Mai;gie. 

Captain Isa.xc A." Ong (John M.J Jiicob,''' Jcmniali:' 
Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac," J'taiicis*) was born un the -'Sth day of 
May, 1838, at the old Oni,' Homestead on I'inoy l-'ork. Jef- 
ferson Countv, C)hio. IK- was niiitid in marriai^e to .Miss 
A. L. I )avis, of Donj^ola. Illinois, on the J.}th da\ of July, 
l8^»J. Karly in the War of the Rebellion he enlisted in the 
I'Vderal army as a private, lie served his country for three 
and one-half years, and was honorably dischars^ed at the 
close of the war. having,' been promoted to the Captaincy of 

Oiig Family History. 55 

his company. He now resides with his family at Lynnville, 

Two children were the issue of this marriage, consisting 
of a son and daughter. His son died in 1894, the daughter 
being married to A. J. Commack, of Shawnee, Oklahoma. 


Amanda Ong^ Evans (Mary,'' Jacob,'^ Jeremiah/' Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) is the oldest child of Dr. John 
Blackburn, who married Mary Ong. She was united in 
marriage with Robert H. Evans, of Harrisville, Harrison 
County, Ohio. They afterwards went to Wheeling, West 
Virginia, to live, where they remained until September, 
1858, when they took up their residence in Steubenville, 
Jefferson County, Ohio. Mr, Evans was a designer and 

Children (Evans) : 

John William, m. Louisa Copeland. 

Mary Elizabeth. 

Mary Jane, m. William F. Hatcher, of Lucas 
County, Iowa. 

Julia Ann Kinsey, m. Robert Turner, of Steu- 
benville, Ohio ; r. Columbus, Ohio. 

Oliver McGrew, m. Mary C. Brashears, of Steu- 
benville, Ohio ; r. Columbus, Ohio. 

Emma C, m. Clarence Turner, of Steubenville, 
Ohio; r. Columbus, Ohio. 

Ada Virginia ; r. Columbus, Ohio. 

Anna Belle, m. William Ewing, of Columbus, 
Ohio ; r. Columbus, Ohio. 

Harry L., m. Hattie Markell, of Steubenville, 
Ohio ; r. Columbus, Ohio. 

Robert, d. 19th of November, 1904. 


Jesse^ Ong (Jacob,'' Jesse,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ 
Isaac,' Francis^) was born on September 12th, 1804, in the 

50 Ong Family History. 

State of IViiii>\Ivaiiia. He inariiid Miss lilizabcth Ken- 

Cliildrtn : 

Tliomas. b. iSjj.. 
13S. David McK. 

Isabel, b. 18.^1 ; d. iS,Sj. 
l^ij. joliii (lardiur. 

William, b. 1835 ; d. K/M- 

140. Samuel Keed. 

Mary Klizabelli, b. 1839; d. 1902. 

Robert, d. 

Sarali \ irt,Miiia, d. 

141. Kicbard Marsball. 

Jesse Carry, died in infancy. 


Wilson" Ong, (John.' Jcrciniah,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* 
Jacob,' Isaac,'- I'rancis,^ ) was born on tbe 2nd day of Aug- 
ust. 184^. lie enliste<l in the l-'orty-foiirtli Illinois \'olun- 
teers. He married Miss Mary Raley at Maj^Miolia. Illinois, 
on tbe 25tb day of April, 1882, wbo died on July 8tb, i8(/), 
at deneva, \ebra>ka. Wilson nnj,' died on November 2Jnd, 
1898, at Grand Junction. Colorado. 

Cbildren : 

142. Joseph Kli. 

143. Nathan. 

C(jrdelia I... b. 2lst of April, l8^o; d. 30th of 
July. 1851. 
14}. Nelson Huf^.'iii. 

1-rank Carv. b. 2<>th of Iaiuiar\. i8^^; d. jt^lh 
of July. 1856. 

Albert Newton, b. 7th of December, i85(); d. 
I9tb of .Xu^iist, 1858. 

Jennie .\urora, b. i()th of April. i85<;; m. An- 
drew .S. Ha\('S. of Chillicotbe, ( )bio. 

Nancv P.elle. b. 1st of .\i)ril. 18M ; d. Mb of 
April. l8()2. 
145. John ( hester. 


0«4' Family Hislory. 



whi ! ttly died" """^'' '" '"^^"^^^ '" ''- S-ah E.y, 



Clarence E r. Chicago, Ilhnois. 
Charles, r. Wenona, Illinois. 


Jacob, Isaacr Francis^) was born in the year 1826 He 
was united „. marriage with Miss Dorinda Meyers whol 
still hving at Lacon, IlHnois. ^ ' ° '' 

Children : 

146. Ira M. 
147- Judson. 
148. Crawford. 



Mathas" Ong (Jacob,'' Finlcy,^ Jacob," Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* 
Jacob,^ Isaac,'- 1-raucis' ) was born on the 1st day of Jan- 
uary, 1831, near Sniillifiekl, Jefferson County, Ohio. Ik- 
grew to manhood in the neii^hborhood of his birthplace, and 
married Ceha White on the loth day of March, 1853. He 
was a successful farmer, who was noted for liis kinchiess of 
heart and for his devotion as son, husband and father. He 
and his wife belonged to the Society of Friends. He died 
after a brief illness on the J 1st day of February, 1887. 

Children : 

Finley, b. 23rd u{ January, 1S54; d. Jnd of No- 
vember, 1854. 

149. Ida E. 

150. Edwin Ross. 

151. Clarence \V. 

152. Emma 1'". 

153. Mary W. 

154. Sarrah Annie. 

Franklin M.. b. 22nd oi July, i8Ck;; d. 5tb of 
Sei)lember, 1870. 

155. Ikrtlia B. 

156. Fred J. 

157. Mabel C. 

158. Jeshie L. 

I-i.Ni.i:v M." Onc; (Jacob,"" l-inlcy^ Jacob," Jeremiah.'- 
Jacob,* Jacob," Isaac,- l-raucis,^) was bom in JelTerson 

0/(^' Family History. 59 

County, Ohio, on the 3rd day of August, 1832. In 1855 '^e 
went West, taking up his residence in Wapello, Iowa. He 
was married at Liurlington, Iowa, on the 26th day of June, 
1856, to Miss Eliza J. Christy. On the nth day of Septem- 
ber, 1861, he enlisted in the Union army as a member of 
Company K. of the Eighth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Dur- 
ing the early part of his service he was a musician for the 
regiment, but afterwards became Clerk of Brigade Head- 
quarters under General Mowry. He participated in the 
battle of Shiloh ; the siege and battle of Corinth ; the siege 
and battle of Vicksburg ; the battle of Black River and Jack- 
son, Mississippi, and was through the Red River expedition 
under General Banks. He was mustered out of service 
October 24th, 1864, having served three years and two 
months. In 1867 he started in the drug business, which he 
continued for twenty-six years. He is associated with the 
Wapello Electric Light & Power Company and is a director 
of the Wapello State Savings Bank. 

Children : 

Edwin F., b. i8th of May, 1857. 
Lillie M., b. i6th of January, 1859. 
159. George F. 


Mary Ann" Ong (Jacob,^ Finlcy,'' Jacob° Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born on the first day of 
May, 1835. She died on the 9th day of May, 1859, at the 
age of twenty-four years. Her death was the first break in 
the family circle. She was a beautiful girl, with dark eyes 
and hair, with qualities of heart and mind which endeared 
her to all. She was an active member of the Methodist 
Protestant Church. 


John I."" Ong (Jacob,^ Finley,'' Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ Jacob* 

6o Oiii^ J-anitly Jlislory. 

Jitcoh,^ Isaac.' Francis^) was born at SmithficUl, Ohio, on 
Xovciulxr 51I1, 1S37. At tlif a^c of twculN-lour years he 
eiili.steil ill the L'niun army, hilniij^in^ to Cuinpaiiv L, Sixth 
I'liiteil Stales Cavalary. In Uie sprinj^ of iS'»^^ he marrieil 
Mary Kli^alxth Mcdrew. dauj^hter o{ David aii»l Harriett 
McGrew, of New AlexaiKhia. t )hi(). In 1S70 thev moved 
to Centerville, Iowa, where they still reside. Ilr has been 
identified with various husincss enterprises diiriiij; his resi- 
deiiee at Centerville, and is cmintetl amoni,' the successful 
business men of that place. He is now interested in the real 
estate business. 

Children : 

ICrtie May, ilicd in 1876. 

160. Harriet I). 

161. Foster D. 
1O2. Austin J. 


Dr. J.\coH P.mtkk.son" Ong (Jacob," fiulcyj Jacob," 
Jcrctniahr Jacob.* Jacob."" Isaac- I-rancis') was born on the 
27tli day of May, 1S41. He attended school in the neigh- 
borhood of Smithfield, Ohio, and later at Hopedale, Ohio, 
where he j^^raduated After readin.i,' medicine with Dr. 
Israel Weineh he went to Cincinnati. ( )liiM. wlurr he finished 
his me.lical course and entered upon the i)ractice of his pro- 
fession, h'ailin^' health compelled him to ^Mve uj) his work, 
and he traveled for a time, hoping' to be l)enefite<l. I'artiallv 
recovering', he settled in New York City and built up a suc- 
cessful practice. His health aj^ain failinj.,' him, he returne.l 
to liis home in Smithfield, ( )hio. where he died of consump- 
tion on the J5th day of .November, i8('j<> 

l':.Mii.v L." O.Ni; X'l.HMii.i.ioN (Jacob," rinlcy.' Jacob." 
Jeremiah." Jacob,* Jacob.' Isaac.- I-'raiicis' ) was born (in the 

O //,;,'■ Family History. 6i 

15th clay of August, 1843. Her early schooling was in 
Smithfield, Ohio, and afterwards she became a pupil of the 
Steubenville Female Seminary. On the 31st day of May, 
1865, she was married to William Vermillion, a son of 
Charles and Elizabeth Vermillion, who was born near 
Smithtield, Ohio, on September 30th, 1829. She has been a 
wise and tender mother, and was of great assistance to her 
husband in business. She was the first member received in 
the Smithfield Presbyterian Church after its organization, 
and has always been an earnest worker in every department 
of church work. She still resides in the home at Smithfield, 
Ohio, where almost all her married life was spent. 

Her husband, William Vermillion, served in the Civil War 
in Company B, 157th Regiment, O. N. G., under Captain 
Walden. He assisted in the organization of the Smithfield 
National Bank, of which he served as President for many 
years. He was an elder in the Smithfield Presbyterian 
Church, and superintendent of the Sunday school. He was 
a member of the Smithfield Masonic Lodge, and also of the 
Steubenville Commandery, Knight Templars. Mr. Ver- 
million died suddenly at his desk in the Smithfield National 
Bank on the 5th day of November, 1897. 

Child (Vermillion) : 
163. Lena May. 


William L" Ong ( Jacob, ^ Finley^ Jacob, ^ Jeremiah^ 
Jacob* Jacob,' Isaac,^ Francis^) was born on the 27th day of 
June, 1848, near Smithfield, Ohio. His education was ob- 
tained in the Smithfield public schools and at Earlham Col- 
lege, Richmond, Indiana. On the i6th day of June, 1874, 
he married Ella D. Moore, daughter of George and Eliza- 
beth Moore, of Harrisville, Ohio. Of this union one daugh- 
ter, Edna May, was born on September 17th, 1875. His 
wife died on September loth, 1877. He became a partner 

(,j O/i.t; Family History. 

ill tlic retail shoe busiiK-ss in Wheeling:. West Virginia. On 
November ulh. i^/^j, be married Rachel Hammond, dau};h- 
ter of Joseph and Harriet Hammcuul. Of this nnion one 
st)n. Howard J. <.)nj;. was bi»rn on Feliruary 19th, 1882. 
His wile died the same year. On the 6tb day of June, 188.V 
lie married AHcc \'. Oxtoby. (hiu^hter nf Isaac and Khza- 
Ix'lb Oxtoby, of Wheehn^', West \irj;iiiia. CJf this mar- 
riai^e- were born W'ilham Irvine On^, Jr., on the 6th day of 
March. 1885. and Ahce \'. OIlk^ horn May J^.th, 1888. His 
wife (bed on June 2nd, 1888, and liis dau.i;lucr AHce died 
March 2(>th. 1889. He was married to Mmma L. Ackinson 
on November 14th, i88«j. He has been eiii^aged in the mer- 
cantile business all his life. 

Children : 

164. Edna May. 

Ibiward j., b. 191I1 uf l'\l)ruary, 1882. 
William Irvine, b. 6tli of March. 1885. 
Alice \'.. b. oi Mav, 1888; d. 29th of 
March, i88(;. 


.\i»i)iso.N- M." Cark (Mary,** Piiilcy,'' Jacob," Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob.* Jacob,^ Isaac.- Francis^) was Iwrn on the i8th day 
of Deceml)er, 1844. at Smithfield. Ohio. When quite youn}^' 
he left Jefferson County, and with his mother and two sisters 
nvoved to Salem, Ohio. Although very yount;. he assumed 
the }^'reat respon.sibilities which were cast uimjii him of aid- 
ing his mothers and sisters in makin;^ a way thrdUi^h life. 
He cnj;aged in the hardware business as an errand boy, but 
on account of his industry, j^ood habits ami honesty he ad- 
vancetl step by step until he became a proprietor of one of 
the larj^est liardware stores and farmiii}^ implements in Ohio. 
He has made for himself a reputation as a tboroiii^h busi- 
ness man and j.jentleman. He married riuelx- J. Harris at 
Salem, Ohio, on the Jjrd day of September, i8(>8. who died 


Ong Family History. 63 

during the time of the first reunion of the Ong- family, in 
August, 1905. 

Children (Carr) : 

Charles S., b. 12th of June, 1869; m. Nora Sears 
on September 8th, 1892; r. Salem, Ohio. 

Lizzie May, b. 13th of June, 1870; m. Walter C. 
Scott on November 21st, 1899; r. Salem, O. 

Raymond A., b. i6th of January, 1899. 


Mifflin" Ong (Moses H.,^ Finlcy,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob, *^ Jacoh,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born on the i8th day 
of February, 1836, and spent the earlier part of his life at 
the occupation so successfully pursued by his father, that of 
farming and stock raising. On December 20th, 1859, he 
married Sarah Jane Hussey, daughter of Nathan and Ruth 
Hussey. He was an active member of the Friends' Church 
at Smithfield, Ohio, having been converted under the teach- 
ings of Seth Reece in 1865, from which time until his death 
he lived a true Christian life. 

The following account of his life and death is copied from 
the "Steubenville Gazette" : 

"One of the well-known and most prominent residents of 
Smithfield, Mifflin Ong, died at his home Wednesday even- 
ing, December loth, 1902, at 9:30 o'clock, was born Feb- 
ruary 1 8th, 1836. Mr. Ong was taken ill several months 
ago, with a complication of diseases, and has been confined 
to his bed for several weeks. His family and friends hoped 
against hope and were encouraged when he seemed more 
comfortable a few days ago, that he might be spared, but it 
was only a temporary lull in the insidious disease, and he 
grew worse the last week and entered into rest surrounded 
by the loved ones of his family circle. Mifflin Ong was 
the son of Moses H. and Mary Caine Ong, who were 
pioneer residents of Smithfield Township and prominent in 

(*4 Un^ lamily History. 

the establislic<l ri.'\\^\im of the Friends. He was reared iipon 
a farm, and fanning; was his vocation until he retired a 
ninnber of years aj;o and moved to Sinithtield. lie was a 
man Ix-Ioved h\ the entire community for his K^'nial, happy 
disposition, his helpfulness in time of trouble and sterling' 
traits of character. He was engaged in various business 
l.ursuits from time to time, and was \ice IVcsident of the 
Smithndd iJank. of which he was a leading stockholder. He 
was prominent in the denomination of Friends and was 
highly esteemed and respected, and was widelv known 
throughout the southern part of the county, and his kindly 
presence will be missed in the community in which he passed 
his life. He married Miss Sarah Jane.'daughter of Nathan 
and Kuth Hussey, about forty years ago, and thev have 
spent many happy years in congenial companic)nship at home 
and in travels, having visited all the principal cities in the 
country, spending last winter in California. The bereaved 
wife is left with two children, Koscoe T., of Martins Ferry, 
Ohio, and Mary Flla. wife of Charles Galbraith. of Smith- 
field, Ohio, to mourn a devoted husband and father, who 
was their stay and comfort, and whose death brings a'sense 
of desolation to the home." 

Children : 

n>S. Mary Kllen. 

Nathan H., h. lotl, of .\piU. i8(.^; d. October 
1867. " ' 

166. Roscoe r. 


Sami-kl N." On(; (Moses II..' Finh-x: Jacob; Jnrmuih;' 
Jacob,* Jacob,'' Isaac' Francis') was Ixirn on the 2n.l dav of 
April. 1837. f)„ the 23r<l day of September. 1871, he died 
«'f typhoid pneumonia, at Salt Fake Citv. He was unmar- 
riid. His last words were. "Tell mother I die.I with full 
faith in the Goil she taught me to love." 

Oiii; Faniilx Ilisiory. 6=; 


Finley'' Ox\g (Moses H.; Finlcy/ Jacob," Jeremiah;^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,"" Isaac,- Francis') was born on the 2ncl day of 
January, 1839. He was a soldier in the Civil War, a mem- 
ber of Company H, 126th Rct^iment, O. V. I. He was 
wounded in the battle of the Wilderness on the 26th day of 
May. 1864, and died on the following day. He was also a 
faithful soldier of the Cross, and died with these blessed 
words on his lips as he sang : 

"Jesus, lover of my soul 

Let me to Thy bosom fly ; 
While the nearer waters roll. 

While the tempest still is high. 

Hide me, Oh my Savior, hide, 

Till the storm of life is passed; 
Safe into the Haven guide. 

Oh, receive my soul at last." 

He was twenty-five years of age at the time of his death 
and was unmarried. 


Siiepard" Ong (Moses //./ Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac," Francis'^) was born near Smithfield, 
Jefferson County, Ohio, on the 6th day of March, 1841. He 
lived at home with his parents until March 8th, 1866, when 
he was married to Rebecca Skeels, daughter of Isaac and 
Nancy Skeels. Later he moved to Portland, Oregon, where 
he entered into the farming and stock raising business. He 
now resides at Scotts Mills, Oregon. Both he and his wife 
are active members of the Friends' Church. During the 
month of August. 1905, he with his wife attended the Ong 
Family Reunion, held at Smithfield, Ohio, and viewed many 
familiar places of their childhood and early life. 

66 Oms; I'dinily Ilislory. 

GiiKlrfii : 

H>j. Lillian I'^-lva. 
R)S. Harlan V. 

169. Xaiiiiic M. 


CiiAki.iis L." Onc. (Moses IL." Finlcy,' Jacob." Jcrciiiioh,'' 
Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,' I' rands'^ ) was born near Sinitiifickl, 
JctTcrson County, Ohio, on the 21st day of December, 1842. 
He married Lydia Scott, daughter of Samuel and Eliza 
Wheeler Scott. He left the scenes of his childhood soon 
after his marriage and located in De Soto, Iowa. After a 
short stay there he moved to Kansas, where he continued his 
occupation as a farmer, stock and prain dealer until 1902, 
when he retired from active business and moved to Salina, 
Kansas, wliere he now resiiles. He is a prominent and pop- 
ular citizen of that place. 

Child : 

170. Azallia Dell. 


A.\.v.\ M." Ong Medill (Moses 11.,'' Fitilcy,'' Jacob,'' Jer- 
emiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Frauds^) was born near 
Smilhfield, Ohio, on the nth day of October. 1844. She 
was married to Joseph A. Medill in 1864. Her husband 
was a prominent manufacturer of Martins Ferry. Ohio. He 
died several years apo. Mrs. Anna On^ Medill makes her 
home with her .son-in-law and daughter, Mr. anil Mrs. James 
Hill, (jf Kast Liverpool, Ohio. 

ChiMren (Medill) : 

171. .\hiry Klizabeth. 

172. Joseph Russrll. 

173. lUanche Adelphine. 

Ong Family History. 67 


Dr. Albert R." Ong (Moses //./ Finey,'' Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 9th 
day of October, 1846, near Smithfielcl, Ohio. He was edu- 
cated in Richmond College, Richmond, Ohio, and Allegheny 
College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. From the latter college 
he received the degree of A. B. in the spring of 1872. 
During this year he was elected Vice President of Richmond 
College, in which institute he filled the chair of Mathematics 
and Astronomy for three years. In 1875 he entered the 
Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1877 
graduated from Columbus Medical College, at Columbus, 
Ohio, as the first honor man. After graduating he entered 
the practice of his chosen profession in Smithfield, Ohio, 
In 1882 he located in Martins Ferry, Ohio, where he resided 
until the time of his death and enjoyed a lucrative practice. 
He was an elder of the First Presbyterian church, a mem- 
ber of the Board of City School Examiners, and held 
numerous other positions of honor and trust for eighteen 

The following estimate of Dr. Ong's character and stand- 
ing in the community in which he lived is taken from an 
article which appeared in "The Weekly Times" of Martins 
Ferry, Ohio, on September 27th, 1906: 

"In the death of Dr. Ong, Martins Ferry and vicinity sus- 
tain a distinct loss. It was one of his characteristics to 
hew to the line, let the chips fly where they would, and this, 
in itself served to mark him as a man among men. True to 
himself, at all times, he could not be false to others, and 
the friends he attracted to himself and who knew him best 
will consider themselves honored, for all time, in having 
been intimately acquainted with him. He will be missed 
more perhaps than any other citizen of Martins Ferry. To 
say nothing of the place in the home which can never be 
filled, he will be missed in the fire department, so near and 
dear to him, on the various boards and in the different 
organizations in which he served so faithfully, and in the 

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liuiulrods of homes in which he was a faithful adviser. Dr. 
I >ii^' was a clean. jx)lishe«l, courteous, couraj^euus Christian 
j.;«.iitkiiian. iimre than which may he saitl of no man." 

In 1SS4 he was married [o Mary Kathr\n Amlerson, 
daui^hler of James ami haimie E. Anderson, who siill sur- 
vive^ him. 

Child : 

17.}. I larlan I'rancis. 

Hon. Walti-k C." Ong (Moses II.,'' I-inlcy,' Jacob," Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,' I-rancis,^) was horn on the 
J4th day of Xovendjer. 1S4S, at the old ( )u^ homestead, 
near .Smithfield. JelTerson county, Ohio. Me was educated 
in I\ichmt>nd College, Riciimond, ( )liio, and at the law 
school of the University of Michigan. He was admittetl to 
the har on the 5th day of April. 1S74, by the Supreme Court 
of ( )hio. lie married Annie M. Mansfield on the 8ih day of 
April, 1875. In November of the same \ear he was elected 
Prosecuting Attorney of Jefferson county, Ohio, where he 
served two terms. He moved from Steulteuville. Ohio, to 
Cleveland, Ohio, in 1882, and soon accjuired an extensive 
practice in his profession. In iSS() he was elected a mem- 
Ikt of the City Council, representing the Twentieth ward. 
In i8<^3 he was elected to the Conunon Pleas hench of Cuya- 
hoga county, Ohio, and went upon the hench on Fehruarv 
9th, 1894, served five years with marked distinction and 
credit. L'pon leaving the hench the Judge resumed the 
practice of law in Cleveland, where he is a leader of the har, 
being regarded as one of the ablest trial lawyers in ( )hio. 

His wife died on July ()th, I(/X). I^he possessed a most 
beautiful character and was a devout Christian, being an 
active member of the .Methodist ICpiscopal church, i^he was 
a thoughtful and devoted wife and mother, universally be- 
loveil and admired. 


Ong Family History. 6c) 


175. Edna May. 

176. Eugene Walter. 

Eloracc Pumphrey, b. 13th of May, 1881; d 

24th of November, 1881. 
Eileen Marie, b. 25th of July, 1886; d. 2d of 

October, 1887. 


Harlan H." Ong (Moses H.,^ Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,^ Jacob/' Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 26tli day 
of October, 1850, near Smithfield, Ohio. He was educated 
at Richmond College, Richmond, Ohio. He chose medicine 
as his profession and studied one year under Dr. Charles 
W. Clancy, but was persuaded to give up this study and 
take charge of his father's farm. He has continued farming 
ever since. On October 8th, 1874, he was united in mar- 
riage to Julia Amanda, daughter of William and Mary A. 
Waggoner. His family are members of the Presbyterian 
church of Mount Pleasant, Ohio. 

Children : 

177. William Franklin. 

178. Mary M^ude. 
Elmo Ray. 
Walter Caine. 
Mildred Elizabeth. 


Emma L." Ong Smith (Moses //./ Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jcre- 
niiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 
9th day of May, 1852, near Smithfield, Ohio. She was edu- 
cated at Beatty's Seminary, Steubenville, Ohio, and was 
married to Charles Smith, son of John and Mary Smith, of 
Union Bridge, Maryland. He died in 1904. Mrs. Emma 
Ong Smith now resides in New Windsor, Maryland. 

•JO On^ Fatnilx History. 


Mary Eli/.aiiktii" Ong Haynes (Moses //./ I-inlcy.'' 
Jacob* Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,' Isaac,' Francis,^) was 
born on the 9th day of May, 1852, near SiiiitlifK'Ul, Ohio, 
and was educated in Richmond College, Richmond, Ohio. 
On the 4th day of May, 1882, she was married to DeWittc 
C. Ilaynes, of Fredericks county, Maryland, son of Stephen 
and Katherinc Ilaynes. They reside in UniiMi I'.ridge, 

Children ( Ilaynes) : 

179. Charles. 

lola Cuppy, died in infancy. 

loLA C." Ong (Moses 11.,^ fittlcy,'' Jacob,'' Jeremiah." 
Jacob,* Jacob.''^ Isaac,- Frauds,^) was born on the 20th day 
of November, 1856, near Smithfield, Oiiio. She was edu- 
cated as a trained nurse, and is now engaged in her chosen 


Rkv. Osborn B." Ong (Moses 11.,^ Fiulcy,'' Jacob," Jere- 
viiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) the youngest ciiild 
of Moses H., and Mary Caine Ong was born on tiie old 
Ong homestead, near Smithfield, Ohio, on the 2nd day of 
October, 18^*0. He was educated in the high schools at 
Smithfield and Steubcnville, Ohio. On the 9tli day of Octo- 
ber, 1884, he was united in marriage witli .Mary S. Thomas- 
son. He engaged in farming ami stock raising uiilil i8t^, 
when he entered the Theological Training Schcx)l at Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Was ordained as a minister in the Friend's 
church in 1902, since which time he has been actively and 
successfully engaged in evangelistic work, four churches 

Ojig Family History. 71 

having been built under his charge. He is now pastor of the 
Friend's church at Wilson Mills, Ohio. 

His wife is an ordained minister in the Friend's church, 
and as associate pastor with her husband. 

Children : 

Eileen A., b. i8th of March, 1892. 

Esther O., b. 25th of December, 1895. Died in 

Ralph O., b. 8th of April, 1898. 


Oliver® Newlin (Matilda,^ Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Ja^ob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,'^) the oldest child of James 
M. and Matilda Ong Newlin, was born on the 27th day of 
October, 1834, near Smithfield, Ohio. In 1863 he was mar- 
ried to Eliza Beeabout, daughter of Samuel and Margaret 
Beeabout. To them were born five children, three of whom 
are living and their names given below. 

Children (Newlin) : 


Finley® Newlin (Matilda,^ Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) the second child of James 
and Matilda Newlin was born near Smithfield, Ohio, on the 
13th day of June, 1838. On the 22nd day of July, 1867, he 
was married to Emma Mossman. 

Children : 

Edgar S. 
Charles M. 

J 2 On^ J'umUy History. 


Eliz.\ui£tii" Nkwlin Cakim:nti:k (MaliUla.'" Finlcy,'' 
Jacob,'^ Jcrcniiiih.' Jacoh.* Jacob,^ Isaac,- J-raiicis.^J the only 
daiii;hter oi JaiiKs M. aiul MaliUla ( )iij^ Xcwliti. was l)i»rn 
DM tlif J5th ilay of April. i<^4.V near Sinithikld, ( )hio. On 
llic i^tli clay of ScplcmlKT, 1SO4. .she was uiiitecl in niarriai;e 
lu Charles G. Carpenter. 

Children (Carpenter) : 

Mary Mdna. 


J»'ii r.-' O.NG lLc:<.is IL." Finlcy,' Jacob,'' Jeremiah J' 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,' Francis,^) was born on the ijlh day 
of July, 1839. near Sniithfield, Ohio. He attended the ])ub- 
lic schools and also hail the advantage of a college education. 
From childhood ln' has practiced the highest principles of 
morality and uprightness. For years he has been honored 
with the office of Trustee of the Society of Friends. On 
May 28th, i8r»7. he married Miss Rhoda .^tratton. of 
Goshen, Obit). In 1S74 he moveil to Columbus, Ohio, where 
he engageil in the real estate business. On the 1st day of 
February, 1895, his wife died, lie was married the second 
time to Miss Sarah Cookson in 1898. .\t present he is liv- 
ing a retired life in Columbus, Ohio. 

Children : 

i:n"ie L. 

(jeorge L. 
Carrie 11. 

Minnie 1'. 
Mable 1:. 


I.i,M»Li:v 11.'' O.NG ( lU'uis II.,'' J-'inlcx,'' Jacob," Jeremiah;' 

Ong Family History. 73 

Jacob,^ Jacob,'- Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 30th day 
of September, 1841, near Smithfielcl, Ohio. He received a 
common school education as well as a training in the higher 
branches at Richmond College, Richmond, Ohio. At the 
breaking out of the Civil War he was among the first to re- 
spond and take up arms in defense of his country's flag. 
He enlisted in the 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. While 
in the field he was called as a nurse into hospital work. 
Here he rendered faithful service until he himself was 
overcome by fever. He was visited by his father, but was 
in such a weakened condition that he could not be taken 
home. His strength wasted rapidly, and on the 8th of July, 
1862, his life was given up in the service of his fellowmen. 
The remains were taken back to his home at Richmond, 
Ohio, and were interred in the Friend's burial ground. The 
Bible his mother had given him before leaving home was 
among the cherished effects of the soldier boy who went to 
war to return no more. Many passages were marked, which 
together with the letters by him while in service, and the 
dying messages left for the dear ones at home, gave his 
parents every assurance that their prayers had been 
answered, and that their boy, who had not yet reached his 
majority, was among the saved. 


Prof. Lemuel W." Ong (Lezvis,^ Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was born on the 
30th of March, 1844, at Richmond, Ohio, He received his 
preparatory education in the country schools. From youth 
he manifested unusual fondness for books, and at an early 
age entered Richmond College. He graduated with honors 
from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pannsylvania, receiving ' 
the degree of A. B., and three years after the degree of 
A. M. He was married to Malissa Beeabout, of Richmond, 
Ohio. He was elected President of Richmond College in 

74 O/itf Family History. 

iSC/i, and in 1S72 he. with Dr. All)ort R. Onj,'. erected the 
new college bnilding and domiitory, where hy their uniting,' 
and untirinp efforts, together with that of Prof. S. S. Simp- 
son, they built up and maintained the most successful school 
in the history of that institution. In the spring of 1877 he 
contracted a severe cold, terminating in typhoid pneumonia, 
and after an illness of three months died on June 5th; 1S77. 
His untimely death was mourned not only by his relatives 
and immetliate friends, but by the entire community, stu- 
dents and alumni. To his memory the student body erected 
a monumental shaft of Scottish granite in evidence of their 
respect and regard. The words "This is not all" are cut 
into its polished surface, truly bespeaking the high esteem 
in which he was held. He was known not only as a scholar 
anil educator of the highest type, but an orator and public 
sjK'aker of recognized power. His nobility of character, 
dignified bearing and keen sense of justice commanded a 
reverence on the part of all in his presence, even those of 
his nearest kin which was well night inexplicable. 

Children : 

Lena F. 
Dana D. 
Lemuel \\'., Jr. 


Plummer N.' Ong (Lcxiis^ Finlcy,'' Ja^oh!^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,' Francis,^) was born on the 22nd day 
of January, 1846, near Richmond, Ohio. His early life was 
spent at home on the farm. His education consisted of the 
branches taught in the district schools, later he became a 
student of Richmond College. His life at home was one of 
particular After entering college he soon devel- 
oped his natural faculties for declamation and soon acquired 
an excellent reputation as an orator. 

L. W. ONG. 

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Annie E.*^ Ong Simpson (Lewis,^ Finley,'' Jacoh^ Jere- 
miah,'' Jacoh,^ Jacoh^ Isaac,"- Francis^) the oldest daughter 
of Lewis and Ehnira Ong, was born in 1849 near Smithfield, 
Ohio. Her early education was received in the public 
schools, and she attended Richmond College for a number 
of years. On the 7th day of December, 1871, she was 
united in marriage with Prof. S. S. Simpson, of Richmond, 
Jeflferson County, Ohio. They have always made their home 
in Ohio. For a number of years they resided in Richmond, 
Ohio, where her husband was asociated with Richmond 
College, being President from 1879 to 1882. Since that 
time they have lived at various places in the State, and for a 
number of years have resided at Columbus, Ohio. She 
has ever been untiringly devoted to the interest of her fam- 
ily and their happiness. She is a fervent Christian and a 
member of the Friend's church. 

Children : 


Edgar S. 

William R. 

Minnie E. 


Maud G. 

Lewis B. ■; 


Amanda'' Ong Binford ( Lewis, ^ Finley,'' Jacob,'^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Jsaac,^ Francis,^) was born on the 
1st day of March, 1851, near Richmond, Ohio. Here she 
received her public school and college education, and later 
on completed the four year course in the Chautauqua Liter- 
ary and Scientific Circle, receiving her diploma. In 1869 
she married J. B. Binford of Alliance, Ohio, who was at 
that time associated with a mercantile house. They moved 

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to Iowa where they rcsitlcd ioT thirty years, and her hus- 
baiul was cnga^'ccl in the real estate business.. 

Since iS«;5 they have re>idecl in Los Ani;eleb, Cahfornia. 

LhiKlren : 

Iva 15. 
I'loreiice B. 
Loubie K. 
Everett J. 


Ki:v. \ViLLi.\M P." Ong (Lci.-is," Fitilcy,' Jacob,'' Jere- 
miah,' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,') was born on the 
71)1 (lay of July. ^^53. near Kichnioml, Ohio. He received 
his education in the public schools and Richmond Collei;e. 
.\l the age of twenty-one he was converted, and soon after 
entered actively into Christian work. In the year i8«>) the 
Columbus monthly meeting of the Friend's church en- 
dorsed by the quarterly meeting, recorded him a minister of 
the gospel. On October 2nd, 1889, he married Miss Lida 
F. Deems, of Camp Chase, Ohio. The Highland avenue 
and Sullivant avenue I'Viend's churches of Columbus, Ohio, 
and the Society at Orange, in Delaware county, Ohio, were 
brought into existence largely through his efforts, his wife, 
a faithful companion, rendering efficient assistance as oppor- 
tunity afforded. In the fall of 1905 he and his family moved 
to I'asadena, Califtjrnia. 


William Lindley. 
i'llina Lenore. 
Florence Leona. 
(jerlru<le Deems. 

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Lewis B." Ong (Leivis,^ Finlcy,'' Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,'*^ Jacob,^ Isaac,' Francis,'^) was born on the 6th day 
of July, 1856, near Richmond, Ohio. He received his early 
education in the pubhc schools, and also had a business edu- 
cation. He married Miss Minnie Ross of New York City, 
who at that time had charge of the musical department at 
Richmond College. After his marriage he located in Chi- 
cago, Illinois, and represented large rubber interests. In 
1890 he became one of the incorporators of the Chicago 
Fire Hose Company, and was chosen President of the com- 
pany, which was very successful. He is a member of the 
Friend's church, and at present resides at Pasadena, Cali- 

Child : 

Loubie R. 


Prof. Anderson C." Ong (Lcivis,^ Finlcy,'' Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 
I2th day of April, 1858, near Richmond, Ohio. He received 
his education in the public schools until he reached the age 
of fourteen when he entered Richmond College. He gradu- 
ated at the age of nineteen years, receiving the degree of A. 
B., and three years later the degree of A. M. After gradu- 
ating he became a member of the faculty for two years. He 
then took a post graduate course in the Ohio State Univer- 
sity, then entered the Hamill School of Elocution and Ora- 
tory at Chicago, from which he graduated in 1882. For a 
number of years he was engaged in county institute work, 
and his reputation as a county institute conductor became 
well and favorably known. He is a graduate of the College 
of Law of the University of Omaha, receiving the degree of 
L. L. B. The crowning work of his life was the founding 

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of the Nebraska Business College at Omaha. Here he 
built up (luring a period of eleven years one of the largest 
institutions uf its character in the central west, holding the 
ortice of Presiilent. On June, 21, 1888, he married Miss 
Ida B. Sunderland, of Belvidere, Illinois. He and his family 
now resides in Pasadena, California. 


Belle Maurine. Uietl in infancy. 

Oliver Wendell. 

Lewis Waldo. 

Mary Eugenia. 

Nannie Elmira. 

Anderson Chadwell, Jr. 


Delhkrt B." 0.\g (LeiL'is^ Finley^ Jacob,'' Jeremiah,'' 
Jacob* Jacob,'' Isaac,- Francis,') was born on the 24th day 
of April, iSC)!, near Richmond, Ohio. He was educated at 
Columbus, Ohio, and at Richmond College. He is a com- 
mercial traveller and a real estate dealer, his efforts having 
been rewarded with success. On the 5th day of August, 
1889, he was married to Miss Hannah Bigalow, of Colum- 
bus, Ohio. They reside at Columbus, Ohio. 

Children : 


Leland B. 

One child died in infancy. 


Annii:" Jones (Rebecca.*' Fittley,'' Jacob," Jeremiah,'' 
Jacob.* Jacob,' Isaac,^ Francis,') is the youngest child of 
Rezin and Rebecca Onp Jones, and was born near Smith- 
fu'ld, Ohio, and has always remained at honu' with lur 
father and mother. She still occupies the homestead in 
Smilhfield, Ohio. 


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FiNLEY K.» Ong (Mifflin,^ Finley,' Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,' Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,') resides in Pittsburg, Penn- 

Children : 

Clara Emma, d. July 27th, 1890, age 14 years. 
Florence Kirk, m. Roy B. McKee, r. Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

Edwin Miffiin, a student at Princeton Univer- 


Lewis H.° Ong (Mimin,^ Finley,' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,'' 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,'' Francis,'') resides in Canfield, North 

Children : 

Clara, m. Charles T. Lindsay, r. Winfred, South 

Frank, d. July 26th, 1901, age 12 years. 


Elizabeth" Lewis McClave (Elisa,^ Finley,'' Jacob,'' 
Jeremiah,'' Jacob,'' Jacob,^ Isaac,"" Francis,') was born on 
the 9th day of May, 1850, near Smithfield, Ohio. On the 
i6th day of May, 1871, she was united in marriage with 
John McClave, a prominent attorney of Steubenville, Ohio. 
She died on the 7th day of February, 1898. 

Children (McClave) : 

Fred C, b. 12th of December, 1872; d. 19th of 
October, 1898. 
180. Roy L. 

So Oni^ I'liniilx Jlislory. 


William T." Liiwis (ISlica," I'inlcy,^ Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaacr Francis,^) tlic st-cuiul cliiM of l.saac 
aiul l!!li/.a Ami Out,' Lewis, was bom mar SmitlilkKl, Ohio. 
He was united in iiiarriaj^e with Mollie Ciraves, a daughter 
of Rev. Clraves. W ilhaiii T. Lewis is a pioiiiineiit citizen 
of Sniithliekl, Ohio. 


Addison C." Lkwis (Eliza,*' Finlcy,'' Jacob," Jcrcniiah.'" 
Jacob.* Jacob,^ Isaac,- 1-rancis,^) the fourth child of Isaac 
and I'Lhza Ann Oiij^^ Lewis, was lx)rn in October, 1K58, near 
Sniithfield, Ohio. He was e(hicate(l in and p^ra(hiatetl from 
Stcubcnville Hii^h school. He also [graduated from Wash- 
ington & JefTerson College, of Washington, Pennsylvania, 
and the University of Michigan. He was admitted to the 
bar of Ohio in 1879, and admitted to practice in the Su- 
preme Court of the United States in 1890. He served his 
county two terms as Prosecuting Attorney with distinction 
and credit to himself and the profession. We believe it 
may truthfully be said that Addison C. Lewis has no 
superior as a lawyer and an orator in eastern Ohio. Ik- 
was united in marriage to Ida Ellen Grayham on the 20th 
day of October, 18S5, who died on January iTith, 1889. 
Addison C. Lewis now resides with his family in Steuben- 
viile, Ohio, where he is still actively engaged in the [)ractice 
o{ the law. 

Children ( Lewis) : 

Helen .Amelia, b. 1.4th of August. 1887; d. i8th 

of \ovemI)er, 18(^7. 
Milfred Irving, b. joth of l-'ebruary. 1890. 
Kobert Oliver, b. ^.tli of .August. 1892. 
Addi-son Carlyle. b. jsth of September, 1894. 

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Plummer P.^* Lewis (Elica,' Finley,' Jacob,'' Jeremiah,'' 
Jacob,^ Jacob;- Isaac,- Francis,^) the fifth child of Isaac and 
Eliza Ann Ong Lewis, was born on the I2th day of Septem- 
ber, 1859, near Smithfield, Ohio. He was educated in 
Steubenville Higii school and Washington and Jefferson 
College, of Washington, Pennsylvania. The law was his 
chosen profession, and he was admitted to the bar at Colum- 
bus, Ohio, on the 3rd day of June, 1884. He engaged in 
the practice of the law at Steubenville, Ohio, and very early 
in his professional career he attained a prominent place in 
his profession, and is now recognized as one of the first 
lawyers of the county. He was married on October i8th, 
1877, to Edith McConville, daughter of the late Daniel 

Children (Lewis) : 

Donald, died in infancy. 
Bessie B. 


Anna Lewis" Kaminsky (Eliza,^ Finley,' Jacob,'' Jere- 
miah,' Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac,^ Francis,') . the youngest child 
of Isaac and Eliza Ann Ong Lewis, was born near Smith- 
field, Ohio. She was married to Charles Kaminsky, son 
of Columbus D. and Elizabeth Kaminsky, of Jefferson 
county, Ohio. 

Children (Kaminsky) : 
Lillian Virginia. 


Ida" Chadwell (Emily,' Finley,' Jacob,' Jeremiah,' 
Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac,^ Francis,'') was the only child of An- 

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dcrson C. and Emily Chailwtll, and was born near Sniith- 
ficltl, litTcrson county, ( )hio. She has always resided at 
home with her mother, is hij^hly educated and of excellent 
cliaracter. She resides at 713 North Fourth street, Steuben- 
ville, Ohio. 


Jessie \'." H.\Mii/roN Riik-.eley (Rachel ./.," Finlcy,'' 
Jacob,'^ Jcri'mioh.'-' Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaucr l-rancis,^) is the 
oldest child of Thomas and Rachel Onp Hamilton. In 1875 
she was united in marriai^e with James C. Auj;henbau^di, 
who died in 1896. In 1898 she was married to \V. V. Rid^e- 
ley, a druggist of Steubcnville, Ohio, where they now reside. 

Child (Aughcnbaugh) : 

Leonard ()., r. at W'lll^ville, Ohio. 


.•\nn.\ B." Hamii,ton Xellis (Rachel," Finlcy.'' Jacob," 
Jeremiah,'^ Jacob* Jacob.^ Isaac,- I'rancis,^) was the second 
child of Thomas and Rachel Ong Hamilton. She was united 
in marriage with D. F. Xellis, a contractor and builder of 
East Liverpool, Ohio. 

Children (Xellis): 

Jessie E., b. Julv, 1881. 
I'aul v., b. March. 1883. 
Mable C. b. September. 1885. 
Harry II., h. March, 1887. 


Willi M S." ( Rachel.'* Fiuley.'' Jacob,'^ Jere- 
miah.'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac.' Francis,^) the third child 
of Tliomas and Rachel Hng Hamilton. I h- is a railroad <ii- 
gineer and resides at Colorado Sj)rings, Colorado. 

RI( I I \KI) \ ()\(. 

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FiNi.EY E.'' Hamilton (Rachel,^ Finley,'' Jacoh,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) is the youngest 
child of Thomas and Rachel Ann Ong Hamilton. He was 
united in marriage with Eva Kinney, who died two years 
later. He was later united in marriage to Anna Pierce, of 
Wellsville, Ohio. The family now resides in Colorado. . 

Child (Hamilton) first marriage: 

Olive, r. in Chester, Pennsylvania. 

Children (Hamilton) second marriage : 



Finley J.^ Ong (Nathan,^ Jacob,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) the second son of Nathan 
and Julian Ong, was born on the 15th of May, 1840. He 
was a member of Company F, of the Fourth Virginia In- 
fantry, and died in the service of his country in 1863. 


William C.® Ong (Nathan,^ Jacob,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,'^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was born on the 20th day 
of April, 1843. He was a member of Company F, 4th Vir- 
ginia Infantry. He was in many hard fought battles, and 
was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 1870 
he was married to Viola Leak. 

Children : 

Mary Junia, r. at Liberas, Kansas. 
Frank O. 

Barbara B., r. at Liberas, Kansas. 
Maggie N. 

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liAKiiAKA A." Ong Cunningham (Xiitlian," Jacob,'' 
Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,'-' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,'- J-rancis^) was 
born on the 4th clay of Auj;ust, 1S45. ( )ii the 171I1 day of 
October, 1867, she was married to Isaiah Cuiinin^diain. lie 
ami his family resides in Evans, West \'ir,i;inia. 

Children (Cnnninj;ham) : 
William Nathan. 
Charles C. 
Early Harrison. 


Filmore" Ong (Nathatt,^ Jacob,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,' I-rancis,^) was born on the 2Sih day 
of September, 1856. On May 28th, 1881, he was united in 
marriage to Marjory Fultz. 

Children : 

John J.. 1). jjth of October, 1883. 
Robert J., 1). 29th of June, 1884. 
Mamie, b. 22nd of January, 1886. 
Charles F., b. 22n(l of December, 1888. 
Mabel, b. 14th of h'ebruary, i8(/j. 
Marjory, b. nth of March, 1892. 
.Albert I'.. I). 17th of October, 1894. 
E«lith L., b. iith (if June, 1897. 
Nathan, b. 17th of March, 1899. 


EiJZA J." McGkkw GinnoNS (Kcbccca," Jacob,'' Jacob," 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob.^ Isaac.' Francis,^) the voungest 
child and only ilaughter ui linley \V. and Rebecca Ong 

Ong Family History. 85 

McGrew, was born on the 31st day of July, 1846. On the 
21st clay of September, 1870, she was united in marriage 
with lili F. Gibbons. 

Children : 

Frederick R., b. 22nd of September, 1871 ; d. 

June 2ist, 1881. 
Edith E., b. 19th of October, 1875. 
Albert W., b. 9th of October, 1879; d. April 

8th, 1883. 
Emma L., b. 31st of March, 1884. 
Edwin D., b. 28th of October, 1886; d. July 

26th, 1887. 
Ernest M., b. 28th of October, 1886; d. March 

3rd, 1888. 


Ormand F." Ong (Finley D.,® Jacob,'' Jacoh,'^ Jeremiah^ 
Jacob * Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was born on the 6th day 
of November, 1851. He was united in marriage with 
Martha B. Adams on the 4th day of July, 1872. There was 
no issue of this marriage. He was married the second time 
to Harriet C. Ingle, on the 20th day of August, 1887, who 
died on the 20th day of October, 1903. Of this union there 
was no issue. He engaged in farming from 1872 to 1879 in 
Putnam county, Missouri, during which time he served his 
county as Deputy Sherifif for two years. In April, 1879, 
he moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota, where he en- 
gaged in the mining business with marked success, and is 
now superintendent of one of the largest mining companies 
in the Dakotas, He is an active member of the I. O. O. F. 


Missouri Irkne" Ong Odam (Finley D.,^ Jacob,'' Jacob," 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,^ Jacob," Isaac,- Francis/) the oldest 
daughter of Finley D. and Alice Ong, was born on the 

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1 6th day of November, 1853. On the 3rd day of June, 
1S69, she was iinitctl in luarriaj^c with Jacob Odaiii. He 
hves with his wife and family at Sewel, Iowa. They arc 
all members of the Christian church. 

Children : 

Finley D., married and has three children. 
Sarah A. ( )dam W'eist. married and has three 

Catherine Odam Parker, married and has three 

Estella ( )dain .\rkley, married and has one child. 
Mania ( )dani \\ eist, married and has four 

Lunsford. married and has two children. 
Thomas, umnarried. 
(leori^e, unmarriid. 
Myrtle, unmarried, 
r.ertha. unmarried, 
Klla, unmarried. 


H.\nn'.\h' Onc SiiKP.AKi) (Finley, D.." Jaeoh^ Jacob* 
Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) the younp^est 
child of I'inley D. and Alice Onjjf was born on the 15th day 
of December, i860. She was united in marriage to William 
A. Sheparrl, who died on the 27th day of October, iS(;4, 
at Enid. Oklahoma. After his death Hannah Onp; Sliei>ard 
moved to Pluma, South Dakota, where she now resides with 
her family. They are all members of the Methodist church. 

Children ( .Shepard) : 

Olive A., married and has two children. 

Lee L.. deceased. 

Orman H., resides in .Montana. 

( "llin K.. deceased. 

Milford h'arl, resides in riuma, South Dakota. 

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Laura Young" Foster (Eliza,^ Isaac,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob* Jacoh,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was the oldest child of 
Jehu and Eliza Ann Young. She was united in marriage 
with Robert M. Foster. 

Children (Foster) : 

H. Alonzo, r. Mingo Junction, Ohio. 



Ernest J., r. New Alexandria, Ohio. 

Lena M. 


Plummer" Young (Eliza,^ Isaac,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) the oldest son of Jehu and 
Eliza Ong Young, was born near Smithfield, Ohio. I regret 
much my inability to get any answer from or history of 
Plummer Young, but I must say that no young man was 
ever more loyal to his country's cause, or endured more 
suffering and hardships than Plummer Young, though a 
boy, from the year 1862 until 1865, as a soldier in the Union 
army. I canot state the length of time this young man was 
in Libby or Andersonville prison, but think for more than 
one year. I know he was given up as dead, but finally 
was released, returned to his home in Smithfield, Ohio, a 
mere skeleton. Recovering his health finally he married 
and now resides somewhere in Indiana, but his address or 
location I am unable to more definitely give. 


Oliver M.^ Ong (James Alfred,^ Isaac,'' Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob, ^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was born in Smith- 
field, Ohio, on the 23rd day of May, 1847. On the iQtK 
day of October, 1868, he was united in marriage with Miss 

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Marv C Morri.scm, (laughter of William and Ivcbccca Mor- 
rison. He was a mciiilKT of Loiupany II. 1571I1 Kc^imcnt 
t >hio X'ohinttcr Infantry, anil belongs to the Harry Hale 
Post, Ci. A. K., Department of Ohio. He is a member of 
ihc Methoilisi clmrcli ami a Republican in politics. He was 
a member of the JelTerson county, Ohio, central committee 
for nine years and represented his party in Slate and Con- 
f^'ressional conventions several times. He tauj^ht school in 
Jeeffrson county for sixteen years, and was jirincipal of the 
imblic schools of Richmond, Ohio, when he accepted a 
position under the Civil Service Commission in the Pension 
( )nice at Washington. D. C. He now holds a position as 
bookkeeper in the United States Treasury Department. 

Children : 

181. Genevieve. 

182. Harry Alfred. 


Jacob N.' Ong (James Alfred,'' Isaac,'' Jacob ° Jeremiah.'^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born in Smithfield, 
Ohio, in the year 1850. He left home at an early at^e and 
accepted a position in a lart,'e wholesale clothing,' house in 
I'ittsbur};-, Pennsylvania. He afterwards held responsible 
and remunerative positions in PufTalo. Seattle and Chicai^o. 
In the year 1893 he came to Smithfield, Ohio, to look after 
his mother, where he has resided ever since. He is prom- 
inent in local politics as a Republican, and is central com- 
mitteeman and presiding judge of elections in the precinct 
in which he lives. 


M.\kv" On(; To.mi.inson (Rcain," Xatlum A'.,' Jacob,^ 
Jcri-miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,'^ Isaac,- I-'rancis.^) was b. tii on 
tile j(>[h of November, 1836, near Smilhrield, Ohio. On the 

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27th day of May, 1854, she was united in marriage with 
Simeon Tomlinson, who was a Union soldier in the Civil 
War, having been a member of Company I, 6th Regiment, 
West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He died at Anderson- 
ville. His family now resides at Moundsville, West Vir- 
ginia, with the exception of one son, Carlos M., who lives 
in Kansas. 

Children (Tomlinson) : 
Carlos M. 
James B. 
Thomas K. 


Oliver C.® Ong (Rezin,^ Nathan M./ Ja^obJ^ Jeremiah'' 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Frauds'^) was born on the 8th day of 
of February, 1841. He enlisted in the Union Army as 
Orderly in the 2nd Virginia Cavalry in 1862. He was pro- 
moted to Lieutenant of his company. He was wounded at 
Giles, Virginia, by being shot from his horse, but in a short 
time was again in active duty. In 1863, while helping to 
guard a provision train at Greenburgh, Virginia, he was 
captured by a Confederate attacking party and taken to 
Liby prison, and from there to Charlestown, South Caro- 
lina. From there he was taken to Macon, Georgia, where 
he was paroled after two months' imprisonment. At the 
close of the war he engaged in clerical and mercantile pur- 
suits. He helped organize the Brown Manufacturing Com- 
pany at Zanesville, Ohio, of which he was chosen general 
agent and correspondent. On one of his trips to the South, 
while returning home, he took sick and died at Kansas 
City, Missouri, on the 15th day of September, 1885, and was 
buried at Zanesville, Ohio. 


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Makia L." Ong Lansley (Kcciti,'* Xathan M..' Jacob!" 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) tlit- fifth cliild 
of Kc'zin and Susanna On^, was born on the 4lh tlav of 
August, 1844. On the 20tli day of December, 1872, she 
was united in marriage with C K. Lansley. 

Children (Lansley) : 

Gertrude O. Died while voung. 
183. Adda L. 


Nathan K." Ong (Rczin,^ Xathan X.J Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,'' Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac," Francis,^) was born on the 
25th day of January, 1847. ^^^ ^^♦'^^ a soldier in the Union 
Anny during the Civil War. marched with "Sherman to 
the Sea," and was honorably discharged. He became a rail- 
road man for a number of years, and is now living a retired 
life with his family. 

Children : 





Addison ?.• Ong (Recin,^ Xathan M..'' Ja<:ob.^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac, ^ Francis,^) was born on the 17th day 
of May, 1849. On the 19th of October, 1884, he was united 
in marriage with Miss Stella McSwords. Ik- is engaged in 
the mercantile business at StockixDrt, Ohio, 


OIlic A., b. 3rd of April, 1886. 

Maiy L. i:.. b. of December, i88(;. 

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Edgar M." Ong (Rezin,^ Nathan M./ Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac • Francis,^) was born on the 3rd day of 
July, 1853. He is a railroad engineer. He was united in 
marriage to Mary Greenawalt, and resides with his family 
at Bridgeport, Ohio. 



Andrew, Deceased. 


Emma" Ong Glass (Rezin,^ Nathan M./ Jacob, ^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,'^) the tenth child of 
Rezin and Susanna Ong, was born on the nth day of Feb- 
ruary, 1859. She was married to Mr. Glass and now resides 
in Beverley, Ohio, where she is a teacher of vocal and in- 
strumental music in the public schools. 

Child (Glass) : 

184. Arthur Ong Glass, b. 28th of May, 1880. 


Nathan O." Naylor (Maria L.,^ Nathan,'' Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob^ Jsaac^ Francis,^) the oldest child of 
Samuel M. and Maria L. Naylor, was born on the i8th day 
of September, 1847. In September, 1895, he was united in 
marriage with Rebecca Merriman. They reside on a farm 
near Bloomfield, Ohio. 

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Maky Elizaukth" Blackuukn (Maria L.," Nathan,'' 
]jcob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,' Francis,^) the 
youngest child and only dauj;htcr of Samuel M. and Maria 
L. Ong Naylor, was born on the 4th day of July, 1850. In 
Scptciuber of 1868 she was united in marriage with Charles 
M. Uiackburn, a farmer. Both are members of the Friend's 

Cliildren (Blackburn) : 

185. Mary Eveline. 

186. Maria Adaline. 

Maud, b. 24th of October, 1882; d. 6th of 

June, 1888. 
Samuel Dunzil, b. 9th oi August, 1889. 


Nathan" Piiii-i's (Mary,'* Nathan M.,'' Jacob,'' Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 
5th day of June, 1847, near Smithficld, Ohio, where he 
spent his boyhood days. In March, 1865, he enlisted in 
Company H, at Barnesville, Ohio, and was discharged at 
Camj) Chase, Ohio. On the 23rd day of September, 1873, 
he was united in marriage witli Hannah E. Blackburn. He 
and his family resides in Smithfield, Ohio. 

Children ( Phipps) : 

Ada May, b. 1st of May, 1875. 

187. Eva Leona. 
Frank Klieves. 

Edith Pearl, b. 16th of February, 1886. 
Maud Wilma, b. 14th day of February, 1891. 
Mary G., died in infancy. 

^ 4 . 

Ha.nnah J." O.NG TwKi.iJV (.Ibram; John .1/./ Jacob,'' 

Ong Family History. 93 

Jeremiah,'^ Jacob,'^ Jacoh,^ Isaac,'^ Francis,^) was born on the 
27th day of September, 1847. In October, 1866, she was 
united in marriage with G. W. Tweedy. They hved in 
Mount Pleasant, Ohio, for a number of years, and from 
there moved to Martins Ferry, Ohio, where she died on the 
24th day of February, 1902, leaving her husband and three 
children. She was amiable in disposition, and possessed a 
kind and sympathetic heart, which quickly responded to the 
touch of joy or sorrow in the lives of others. She strongly 
endeared herself to all who knew her. 

Children (Tweedy) : 

William A., b. 27th of July, 1868. 

Elizabeth M., b. 3rd of December, 1875 > ^^ 

Charles Heil, of Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
George W., b. 26th of June, 1884. 


John W.^ Ong (Abram,^ John M./ Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,"^ Francis,^) was born on the 29th 
day of July, 185 1, in Jefiferson county, Ohio. He was edu- 
cated in the Mount Pleasant High school. He is a contrac- 
tor and builder by trade. On the 14th day of February, 
1893, he was married to Clarissa S. Cleaver, daughter of 
Eli and Rebecca Cleaver. He and his family reside at 
Mount Pleasant, Ohio. 

Child : 

Millicent Elizabeth, b. i8th of April, 1895. 


Nathaniel M.^ Ong (Abram,^ John M./ Jacob,^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was born on the 
15th day of February, 1853, in Jefferson county, Ohio. He 
devoted the early part of his life to farming. At the age of 
twenty-five he engaged in the music business, in 1887 he 

94 Ofig Family History. 

moved to Stcubenville, Ohio, and in 1895, he moved to York, 
Pennsylvania, where he became associated with The Weaver 
CJr^'an and I'iano Company, lie recently invented one of 
the leading improvements in the construction of Pianos. He 
was married to Miss Mary A. Thomas, dauj^hter of J. K. 
and Ehiiira Thomas, of Mount Pleasant, Ohio. They are 
members of the Presbyterian church. He is a charter mem- 
ber of the York lodj^e of the I. O. O. V., and has always 
been a Republican in politics. 

Chililren : 

188. William T. 

189. Earl Reed. 

190. Lena M. 

191. La fa Marie. 

192. Mary E. 


Clarence R." Oxg (Sat lion .-/.," John M.; Jacob,'' Jere- 
miah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,'' Isaac,- Francis,') was born on the 
13th day of February, 1856. He was united in marriage to 
Emma ^L Foote on the 20th day of October, 1887. daut^hter 
of James S. and Caroline A. Foote. He has always taken 
an active part in public affairs, and is a Republican in poli- 
tics. He has for many years served his constitutents in 
positions of honor and trust. 
Children : 

Ralph W., b. 17th of July. 1891. 

Fred L., b. loth of February, 1H96. 

Harry A., b. 15th of October, 1897. 


L.M.KA 15." ().N(; (Xathan O.; John M.,' Jacob," Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob* Jacob," Isaac,' Francis') the seccmd child of 
Xathan O. and Janctte Onp, has remained uiunarried and 
made her home with her parents. She has been a stay and 


Ong Family History. q5 

comfort to them in their old age, faithfully and lovingly ad- 
ministering to their wants until they reached the end of 
life's journey. 


Harry G." Ong (Nathan O./ John A/./ Jacob,'^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,'^) was the youngest 
child of Nathan O. and Janette Ong. He was married on 
the 8th day of October, 1889, and died on August 12th, 
1892, leaving two orphan children. These two children are 
being cared for by their Aunt Laura B. Ong, of Tonica, 

Children : 

Nathan Sharp. 
Janetta May. 


Plummer Lewis^ Ong (John L./ John M./ Jacob^ Jere- 
miah^ Jacob,* Jacobs Isaac,- Francis,^) the oldest child of 
John Lewis and Margaret Elizabeth Purviance Ong, was 
born on the 17th day of January, 1859, in southern Illinois. 
He went with his parents to Missouri in 1879. He now 
resides at Mateer, Oklahoma. He is a member of the fol- 
lowing lodges : Masonic lodge, Odd Fellows Encampment, 
Modern Woodmen, A. O. U. W. He has followed the 
milling and millwrighting business. He was united in mar- 
riage with Miss Nellie Lecta Raddle, daughter of Reuben 
and Melissa Raddle, at Hannepin, Illinois, on the 14th day 
of September, 1886. They are both members of the Presby- 
terian church. 

Children : 

John Louis, b. 21st of June, 1890, 
Reuben Emil, b. 31st of August, 1892. 

96 Oitg family History. 


I.IDA 1na» Ong Rogf.ks (John L.," John M.,' Jacob," Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born on the 
iJth (lay of December, 1800. She came with her parents 
to Missouri in 1H79. She was united in marriage to Will- 
iam Bradford Ro}j:crs, son of Elias and Ellen Ropers, at 
New Bloomfield, Missouri, on the 27th day of November, 
1879. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal cluirch 
and now resides at Elgin, Oregon. 

Children (Rogers) : 

John Elias, b. 26th of August, 1880. 
193. Albert Isaac. 

Plummer, b. 29th of September. 1882. 
George F.laine, b. 25th of Sejitember, 1886. 
Harry I5radford, b. 26th of August, 1888. 
Ered Marion, b. 3rd of March, 1892. 
Ira, b. 31st of December, 1893. 
James Curtis, b. i^th of January, 1900. 
May Lenora, b. 8th of January, 1905. 


NiiLLiE Bi-llk" Ong Burns (John L.." John M.i' Jacob," 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaoc,^ Francis,^) was born on 
September 30th, 1865, at Hennepin, Illinois. She accompa- 
nied her parents to Missouri in 1879. On October 4th, 
1886, she was married to Gustave Ernest Burns, son of 
George Wilhelm and Louisa Burns, at Laclede, Missouri. 
She is a devout member of the Christian church at Hamiibal, 
Missouri, where she has lived the greater part of her mar- 
ried life, her husband Ix-ing an otTicial of the Chicago, Bur- 
lington & (Juincy R. K., with heaiUiuartcrs at that place. 

Children (Burns) : 

Eddie Ernest, b. 1 ith of July, 1887. 
Lonnie Lewis, b. 5lh of December, 1889. 

Ong Family History. 97 

Plummer Wilhelm, b. 17th of December, 1892. 
Gussie Belle, b. 3rd of June, 1895. 


Mary Edna" Ong Love (John L.^ John M.^ Jacoh,^ 
Jeremiah,^ Jacoh,^ Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born in 
Tonica, LaSalle county, Illinois, on the 29th day of Febru- 
ary, 1868, and went with her parents to Missouri in 1879. 
On October 14th, 1886, she was married to Wesley Leander 
Love, son of Wesley R. and Isabella Love, of Laclede, 
Missouri. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church at Albia, Iowa, where she resides. Her husband has 
been in the employ of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
railroad for the past twenty-five years. 

Children (Love) : 

Edward Lee, b. 20th of October, 1887. 
Margaret E., b. 31st of March, 1889. 
Wesley, b. 4th of June, 1892. 
Naomi Ella, b. 20th of October, 1894. 


Abbie Maggie" Ong Gould (John L.,^ John M./ Jacoh,'^ 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was born on 
June 1st, 1871, at Tonica, LaSalle county, Illinois. On De- 
cember 31st, 1899, she was married to Edward Everett 
Gould, son of James and Mary Ann Gould, at Laclede, Mis- 
souri. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church 
at Laclede, Missouri, where she now resides. 

Child (Gould) : 

Lois Abbie, b. 9th of July, 1905. 


David McK." Ong (Jesse,^ Jacob,'' Jesse,^ Jeremiah,^ 

98 Otiti Family History. 


Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac* Fronds,^) was born in 1829. He en- 
tered the Union Army in 1861, became First Lieutenant i 
Second Kentucky, but resigned on account of sickness 
Later lie enlisted in the cavalry, but was dischar}j;ed on ac 
count of sickness. lie died in 1872. 


John G.\ri)Ni:k" Ong (Jessc,^ Jacob,'' Jcssc,*^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,' Francis.^) was born in 1833. He 
served in the Confederate Army from 18C2 to 1864. He 
died in 1904. 


Samuel Reed" Ong (Jcssc,^ Jacob,'' Jcssc'^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob, ^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was born in 1837. He was 
married to Harriet lUirdsel. laughter of Uriah and Alazanah 
Burdsel, in Xewtown, Ohio, on September 12th, 1858. He 
is in the harness business. Politically he is a Democrat 
ami is a member of the Universalist church at Newtown, 
Ohio. His wife; Harriet Burdsel Ong, died on September 
24th, 1904. 

Children : 

194. William Burton. 

Ernest C, b. i8th of August, 1867; d. Jinl of 

November, i8(;5. 
Ala, b. 25th of September, 18C3; d. 141)1 of 
January, i8(')4. 


Richard Marshall" Ong (Jcssc,^ Jacob,'' Jcssc,^ Jere- 
miah,'^ Jacob,* Jacob,* Isaac.^ Francis^) married Laura \'ir- 
ginia Kendall, who died. He afterwards married Mary \ ir- 
ginia Jack.'>on, dauj^hter of Dr. Ale.xaiuUr Jackson, of New 

W. C. ONG. 

Ong Family History. gg 

Orleans, Louisiana. He is a leading merchant in New Or- 
leans, being engaged in the building material business, where 
he resides. 

Children: (By first marriage). 
195. Richard M. Jr. 

(By second marriage.) 

Walter J. ; r. Kansas City, Missouri. 
Marshall L. 
Wilmer T. 
Albert B. 
Clarence K. 


rion. Joseph Eli" Ong (Wilson,^ John,'' Jeremiah^ Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born on the 
nth day of February, 1845. He enlisted in the Union 
Army at the age of sixteen years, in the same company as 
his father, Wilson Ong, the 44th Illinois Volunteers. He 
was wounded in the battle of Perryville, Kentucky, was dis- 
charged and returned home and entered the Lombard Uni- 
versity of Galesburg, Illinois, where he commenced the 
study of law. He was elected to County Judge of Marshall 
County, Illinois, in 1882. He was married to Kitty J. Mc- 
Fadden. He moved to Geneva, Nebraska, in 1889, where 
he devoted a great deal of time to the real estate business. 
In i8g8 he moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, where he 
became interested in irrigation projects. In 1890 he was 
elected to the lower house of the Colorado Legislature, rep- 
resenting Mesa County. In 1903 he moved his family to 
Dubuque, Colorado, where he and his family now reside. 

Children : 

Armand Powell, b. 18th of September, 1874; 
d. November 30th, 1895. 

loo Oiig Family History. 

Eupcnc Ralev. 
Finlev Joseph. 
196. Mary \'irj;inia. 

Ik'k'ii (irace, in. Amos R. Jciiuinj^s; r. Graiul 

Junction, Col. 
John Nathan. 


N.\THAN» Ong (Wilson^ John,'' Jeremiah,'^ Jeremiah,' 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,'^) was born on the 25th of 
Auj^'ust, 1847. He was married to Emma Onp of Emporia, 
Kansas. The family resides in Edi^ar, Nebraska. 

Children : 

Murray L. ; r. Seattle, Washington. 

Joseph Willet, m. Nettie Brown ; r. Edgar, Neb. 


Nelson D." Ong (Wilson,^ John,'' Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah,^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born on the 8th day of 
July, 1852. lie married Miss Ellen Holden of Chicago, 
Illinois. He died on the loth day of August, 1893. 

Children : 



J. Chester' Ong (Wilson,'^ John,'' Jeremiah," Jeremiah,'^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac,' Francis^) was born on the 24th day 
of Novemlxr, 1S64. He married Miss Marcelle Heady of 
Wichita, Kansas, at St. Louis, Missouri. They reside at 
Deliucjue, Colorado. 

Ong Family History. loi 


Prof. Ira M." Ong (Nathan,^ John,'' Jeremiah,^ Jere- 
miah,'^ Jacob,* Jacoh,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born on the 12th 
day of June, 1849, at Magnolia, Illinois. He was educated 
in the public schools and Illinois State Normal University, 
and began teaching in the public schools in 1868. Was 
elected Superintendent of Schools of Marshall County in 
1886. He is now Superintendent of Public Schools of Peru, 
Illinois, serving his eighth year as such. He is designer of 
the only departmental grammar school in the United States. 
He is a Republican in politics. Is a member of the Second 
Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, Illinois. Was mar- 
ried to Linnie M. Blodgett of Lacon, Illinois, in 1871. 


Cliflf, d. 
Ora, d. 


JuDSON° Ong (Nathan,^ John,'' Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah,'^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Fronds'^) was born at Magnolia, 
Illinois. He is married and resides at Lacon, Illinois. 

Children : 

197. Judson, Jr. 
Lola Belle. 


Crawford® Ong (Nathan,^ John,'' Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah,'^ 
Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born at Magnolia, 
Illinois. He married and resides at Lacon, Illinois. 

Children : 

Fred Thompson. 



Ida E.'" Ong Hammond (Matlias.'' Jacoh,^ Finlcy,^ 
Jacob,'^ Jeremiah.'' Joeoh* Jacob,' Isaac,- Francis.^) was born 
on tlic 6th (lay of April, 1855, near Steuben villc. Ohio. She 
was married to William Hammond of Smithtield, Ohio. She 
died in l*"ebruar\, 1S81. 

Children (Hammond): 

198. Mary Cora. 
Annie Celia. 

199. IVank. 

200. Fred. 


EinviN Ross'" Ong (Malhas^ Jacob,*' Pinky i' Jacob,'^ 
Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born on the 
15th of February, 1857, near Smithfield. Ohio. He prew to 
manhood and was respected by all. When about thirty 
years of ap;e his health bepan to fail, and in hope of p:cttinj; 
benefited he went to Oregon, where he died November 1st, 
1887. He was a member of the Friends' Church. 


Clarance Wit.i.iAM'" Ong (Malhas,^ Jacob." J-iiiley,^ 

Jacob,'^ Jeremiah.'" Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Fraiicis\) was l>orn 

on DectmlxT 25th, 1858. Ilr was married to Rosa, dauj^di- 

ter o( John and Nancy \'ermilli<»n. on 1 )rcember 51)1, iSS.^ 

Tlif fanjilv resides in Smithheld, ( )hio. 


Ong Family History. 103 

Children : 

Earl C. 
Roy Edwin. 


Emma Florilla^" Ong Dorrance (MathasJ* Jacoh,^ Fin- 
ley,'' Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was 
born on February 21st, 1862. On June i6th, 1881 she was 
married to David Dorrance of Bergholz, Jefferson County, 
Ohio. They resided in Steubenville, Ohio, where they were 
faithful members of the United Presbyterian Church. 
Emma Ong Dorrance died of scarlet fever, leaving a babe 
but five days old. 

Children (Dorrance) : 

Maude E. 
Emma C. 


Mary W.^" Ong Purviance, (Matlias/' Jacob,^ Finley,^ 
Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born 
on the nth day of May, 1864. She was married November 
3rd, 1886, to Plummer P. Purviance. They reside on a 
farm near Smithfield, Ohio. 

Child (Purviance) : 
Orville F. 


Sarah A.^*' Ong Merryman, (Mathas,^ Jacob,^ Finley^ 
Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Jsaac,^ Francis^) was born 
on November 6th, 1867, near Smithfield, Ohio. She was 
married to William Merryman of Bloomfield, Ohio, on 
March 6th, 1892. They live on a farm at Rush Run, Ohio. 

I04 Ong Family History. 

Mrs. Merryinan is a nu-inlKT of the Methodist Churcli of 
that place. 

Chililreii (Merryman): 

Roscoe T. 
Flovdc D. 
ClitYord L. 


Bi:kth.\ B.*" Ong Hollis, (Mathas,^' Jacob, ^ Finlcy^ 
Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,'^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born 
on October 6th, 1871, near Smithfield, Ohio, and grew to 
womanhood on the home farm. She graduated from the 
ElHott Business College of Wheeling. West X'irginia. She 
was married July 14th, 1903, to William II, Hollis of Pitts- 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

Child (Hollis): 

Ruth Cclia. 


Fki-d J.'° Ong. (Matlias,'' Jacob," Finlcy,'' Jacob,'' Jere- 
miah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born December 
20th, 1873. He is unmarried and is employed in Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Society of Friends at 
Smithfield, Ohio. 


M.MJF.L C:° Ong Bkll, (Mathas,'' Jacob,'' Finlcy,'' Jacob,'' 
Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac,- Francis^) was born No- 
vember 20th, 1H76, near Smithfiled, Ohio. She married 
I'rank A. Bell of Bloomfield, Ohio, on March loth, 1898. 
'Ihey reside at Martins Ferry, Ohio, and are members of the 
Baptist Church. 

Ong Family History. lo.S 

Child (Bell) : 



Jessie Leona^^ Ong Magee, (Mathas° Jacob,^ Finley,'' 
Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Ja^ob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born 
on January 27th. 1879, near Smithfield, Ohio, Was mar- 
ried to Thomas B. Magee of Wellsburg, West Virginia, on 
May 2nd, 1899. 

Children (Magee) : 

Bertha L. 


George F.^** Ong, (Finley M.,"" Jacob,^ Finley,'' Jacob,'' 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,^ Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born at 
Wapello, Ohio, on July 22nd, 1871. He was married to 
Bertha Klanrud on March 24th, 1904, at St. Paul, Minne- 
sota. They reside at Indianapolis, Indiana. 


Harriet D.^° Ong Martin, (John /./ Jacob,^ Finley,'' 
Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ Jacob,'^ Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) was born 
at Smithfield, Ohio, She was married to W. S. Martin of 
Keokuk, Iowa, and now resides in C, P, Diaz, Mexico. Mr. 
Martin is General Manager of the Mexican International 

Children (Martin) : 

Queen Elisee, 
Mary Irene. 


Foster D.^" Ong (John /.," Jacob,^ Finley,'' Jacob," Jere- 

*^^ Ong J-ainily History, 

fnuh.' Jacob: Jacob: Isaacr Francis^ J wa. born at O^ka- 
loosa. Iowa, in 1869. He married Ida Estella Goddard at 
Macon. Gcor|-ia. He is Superintendent of the Accounting' 
Department of the Monon R. R. Co. They reside at iwu 
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Ilhnois. 

Children : 

Foster D., Jr. 


Austin D.'" Ong (Jo/ni /./' Jacob: Fin/cx: Jacob « Jcrc- 
muih: Jacob: Jacob: Isaac: Francis^) was "born at Center- 
vdle. Iowa, m 1S79. He married Miss Bessie Childs of 
Deha. Colorado, in 1902. and they are now living in San 
I-rancisco. California, where he holds a responsible position 
with tiK- Wells-Fargo Express Companv. 


Le.x.v M.'" \'i.:rmillion Houston, (Emily: Jacob'' Fm- 
Icy: Jacob: Jeremiah: Jacob: Jacob: Isaac: Francis^) 
was born at Smithfield, Ohio, on September 24th 1865 
She received her education in the Smithfuld Public School 
and the Washington. Pennsylvania. Female Seminarv. from 
which she graduated in 1887. On August 3rd. 1887 .he 
was married to J. A. B. Wood, who afterwards became a 
Senator. He died on loth. ,895. In 189*; Lena 
\ermilIion Wood was married to Rev. William Houston 
then pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Mingo, now o^ 
Mount dead, Ohio, where he has a prosperous, growing 
church. ^ '^ 

Chililren ( Houston) : 

William Wrmillion. 
Uavid 'i'aj)pan. 




0)ig Family History. 107 


Edna May'" Oxg Davis, (IVilliam I.; Jacob,^ Finlcy,' 
Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob, ^ Isaac, "^ Francis^) was born 
at Smithfield, Ohio, on September 17th, 1875. She grad- 
uated from the W'ellsburg West Virginia, High School in 
1891. She then entered the University at Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, where she remained a year. The following two 
years were spent at the Steubenville Seminary, from which 
she graduated. She then spent a year in the Pennsylvania 
College for Women at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She taught 
in a private school in New Jersey, and at Barber Memorial, 
Anniston, Alabama. On September 19th, 1900, she was 
married to Roy P. M. Davis, son of Rev. Samuel and Lydia 
Robinson Davis. He is a graduate of Princeton Univer- 
sity of the class of 1898, and he is now Superintendent of 
the Harbison-Walker Refractories Company of Lock Haven, 
Pennsylvania, where they now reside. Since their marriage 
they spent two years in Europe and visited many places ol 
interest, their oldest child being born at Budapest, Austro- 

Children (Davis) : 

Helen Robinson, b. 7th of October, 1901. 
Darthea, b. 15th of June, 1903. 
Margaret, b. 4th of June, 1905. 


Mary Ellen'" Ong Galbraith, (Mifflin,^ Moses //.," 
Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) 
was born on December 6th, i860, at Smithfield, Ohio. On 
September 26th, 1880, she married Charles G. Galbraith, son 
of Robert and Caroline Galbraith of Smithfield, Ohio. They 
reside at Smithfield, Ohio, where he is engaged in farming 
and stock raising. 

'o8 Otii^ Family tlistory. 

ChiKlrcii (Galbraith) : 
20 1. K..y MiMlin. 
Harriet G. 


RoscoE T.'° Ong, (MUllin,^ Moses //./ Fm/rv/ Jacobs 
Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis') was born on 
October 1st. 1867, at Sniithfidd. Ohio. He was educated at 
Washing^ton and Jefferson College, at Washington, Penn- 
sylvania. He adopted the profession of pharmacy, and is 
now engaged in business at Martins Ferry, Ohio. 


Lillian Elva'" Ong Brodie, (Shcfyard," Moses //.," Fin- 
ley/ Jacob.'' Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob;' Isaac,- Francis;) was 
born December 22nd, 1867. She graduated from the Pacific 
College at Xewburg, Oregon, in 1891. After spending a 
few years as a teacher she married Herbert Brodie, of Scotts 
Mills, Oregon. He is connected with the operating depart- 
ment of the Northern Pacific Railway Company, and they 
reside at Tacoma, Washington. 


Haklon F.'° Ong, (Shcpani,^ Moses //./ Finley,' Jacob,'' 
Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis') was born No- 
vember 6th, 1873. He entered the Pacific College, from 
which he graduated in 1896, receiving the ile^ree of B. S. 
He then entered the medical department of the Williamette 
University at Salem, Oregon, and passed the State Board 
of Medical Examiners of Oregon and California, an.! re- 
ceived the aj»|>ointment of District Surgeon for the Southern 
Pacific Railway Company. He also received the appoint- 
ment as Physician and Surgeon for the largest lumber com- 
pany on the Pacific Coast. At this work he remained three 

Ong Family History. log 

years, when he resigned his position and moved to Portland, 
Oregon, where he is engaged in the practice of medicine. 


Nannie M.^" Ong, fShepard,'* Moses //./ Finley,'' Jacob,'' 
Jeremiah/' Jacob* Jacob/ Isaac/ Francis^) was born Octo- 
ber 1st, 1877. She graduated from the academic depart- 
ment of the Pacific College in 1895, remaining at home until 
1902, when she entered the Medical Department of William- 
ette University, where she remained until the time of her 
last illness and death. She was large and strong, physically, 
intellectually and morally. She had chosen the study and 
practice of medicine for her life work. She died on Feb- 
ruary 3rd, 1906. 


AzALLiA Dell^*' Ong, (Charles L./ Moses H./ Finley/ 
Jacob/ Jeremiah/ Jacob/ Jacob/ Isaac/ Francis^) is a 
young lady of excellent accomplishments. She is a natural 
musician and is endowed with more than ordinary ability as 
a natural elocutionist, which talent she has carefully de- 
veloped. She resides in Salina, Kansas. 


Mary Elizabeth^*" Medill Hill, (Anna Marie/ Moses 
H./ Finley/ Jacob/ Jeremiah/ Jacob/ Jacob/ Isaac/ Fran- 
cis'^) was educated in the Martins Ferry Public Schools, 
from which she graduated with high honors in 1885. She 
is a member of the Presbyterian Church. In 1888 she was 
married to James R. Hill, son of Stephen and Martha Hill, 
who is a prominent business man of East Liverpool, Ohio, 


Joseph Russell^" Medill, (Anna Marie/ Moses H./ 

no Dili; Iiiinily History. 

Finley,'' Jacob* Jeremiah,'^ Jacob* Jacob,'^ Isaac, • Frauds^) 
was cducatcil in the pulilic schools at Martins I'orry. ( )hio, 
and the W'ashinj^toii and JclTcrson Collcjjc at Washington, 
IVnnsxlvania. He married Gortlon Foike of Dallas, Texas. 
Thev now reside in Marshall. Texas, wlure he conducts a 
large shoe business. He is a member oi the l-^piscopal 
Church, and is a Democrat in politics, lie i> a member of 
the Lodge of Elks, 


Bl.\xche Ai)i:i.i'iii.\i:"' Mkdii.i. Klckuck. (.hum 
Manc.^ Moses //.." Finley,^ Jacoh,'^ Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* 
Jaeob,^ Isaac,- I'rancis^ } was educated in the public schools 
of Martins l""crr\, ( )hio. She is a member of the Tresby- 
terian Church. She was married to Charles \\ . Kuckuck 
in 1889. They reside in Martins l-'erry. ( )hio. 


H.\Ki..\.\ Fr.\n-cis'" Ong. (Albert /v'.." Moses II.,' 1-inley,' 
Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac," Francis^) is a 
graduate of the Martins I'erry High School. He was a 
member of the class of 1906 of the Washington and JetTer- 
son College of Washington, FViuisylvania. and is at j)resent 
pursuing the study of dentistry in the I'niversity of IViui- 
sylvania. He resides at .Martitis ]-\'rr\, ( )hio. 

175. M.'" ()m; nuoADWAiKU. (Halter C." Moses //.." 
/•'m/t'v,' Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,'' Jacob,* Jaeob.^ Isaac r Francis^) 
was born in J^teubenville. ( )hio. on the (»th day of Januarv. 
1876. She graduated fr<im the Hathaway-lirowiu- private 
school for girls at Clevelaml, ( )h'u<. in iH«/), and iv>nu Mrs. 
Life's scho<jl .ii Kyc, New York, in June. iSi>S. ( )n July 
2nd, 1901, slu married Charles C. Broadwater of Helena. 
Montana. .Mi. I'.roadwater is a mining engineer. ha\ing 


Ong Family History. iii 

received his training- abroad in the University of Berlin, and 
the Royal School of Mines in London, England, being a 
graduate of the latter institution. They reside in Helena, 

Child (Broadwater) : 

Helen Elizabeth, b. 6th of September, 1906; d. 
6th of September, 1906. 


Eugene W.^" Ong, (Walter C./ Moses //./ Finley,' 
Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,'^ Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) was born 
in Steubenville, Ohio, on the 12th of August, 1877. When 
he was four years old his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. 
He attended the public schools and later the University 
School of Cleveland, from which he graduated in 1896. He 
graduated from Yale University in 1900, receiving the de- 
gree of A. B,, and from the Harvard Law School in June, 
1903, receiving an L. L. B. degree from Harvard Univer- 
sity. He was admitted to the bar as a counsellor-at-law 
by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in August, 
1903, and has since been associated with the firm of Storey, 
Thorndye, Palmer & Thayer in the general practice of the 
law at 735 Exchange Bldg., Boston, Massachusetts. On 
October 21st, 1903, he married Bessie Woodbury Preston, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Preston, of Boston; 
Massachusetts. They reside in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Child : 

Andrew Walter, b. 4th of October, 1904; d. 
loth of January, 1905. 


Dr. William Franklin^" Ong, (Harlan //./ Moses H.,^ 
Finley,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isauc,^ Francis^) 
was born January 29th, 1876, on the Ong homestead near 

iiJ On^ family History. 

SniithficKl, Ohio, lie received his early education in the 
Sniithheld schools, and later attended the Steubenville Hi.nh 
School. In 1901 he {.graduated with high honors from the 
Scio College of I'harniacy, and durinjj^ the summer held 
I>ositions with the Dillonvalc Drug Company of Dillonvale, 
Ohio, and Seigfried and Cook Pharmacy of Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania. In 1904 he graduated from the Ohio Medi- 
cal I'niversity of Columbus, Ohio, since which time he has 
practiced medicine in Richmond and L'nionport, Jeflfersun 
County, Ohio, and is now located at Cable, Ohio, where he 
enjoys an excellent practice. He united with the Presby- 
terian Church in iNj^. On June 21st, 1905, he married 
Adalaide Mae Brosse, daughter of Louis J. and Helen 
Brossc of Columbus, Ohio. 

Child : 

Helen Amanda, b. 3rd of October, 1906. 


M.\Hv M.\L-Di;'° Osc. \V.\xi)i-R, (Harlan H.° Moses H./ 
Finlcy,'' Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis^) 
was born near Smithfield, Ohio. On October 5th, 1904, she 
married Charles B. F. W'aniler, son of Hon. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam A. Wander of Mount \'ernon, Ohio. They reside at 
Cleveland, Ohio, where Mr. Wander is engaged in the prac- 
tice of the law. 


CuAKLF-s'" Haynes, (Mary /I.," Moses //..•■' Finlcy,'' 
Jacob." Jeremiah,'^ Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac,- Francis^) was born 
in 1SS4. lit- resided with his parents on the oKl Haynes 
farm, at I'nion Bridge, Maryland, until September 19th, 
!(//>, when he married Mary Juliet, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Amos Henry Norris of I'nionville, Maryland, where 
thev now reside. 

Ong Family History. 113 


Roy L/" McClave (Elicabcth,'> Elica,'' Finlcy,'' Jacob;' 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,'^ Jacob,^ Isaac- Francis^) was born on 
June 27th, 1876, at Steubenville, Ohio. He graduated from 
the Law School of Yale University in 1899, receiving the 
degree of L. L. B. After his graduation he was admitted 
to the bar at Steubenville, Ohio, where he is now actively 
engaged in the practice of his chosen profession. 


Genevieve^" Ong, (Oliver M./ James Alfred,^ Isaac,'' 
Jaccb,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) is a 
graduate of Richmond College, and now a teacher of music 
in Washington, D. C, where she resides with her parents. 


Harry Alfred'*' Ong, (Oliver M.,^ James Alfred,^ 
Isaac,'' Jacob,*^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) 
is a student of medicine in the George Washington Univer- 
sity, Washington, D. C., where he resides with his parents. 


Adda L.'° Lansley Hartnell, (Maria L.^ Rezin^ Na- 
than M.,^ Jacob,*^ Jeremiah^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis^) 
was born in 1879. She married Dr. Hartnell of Beverley, 
Ohio, where they reside as well as her mother. 


Dr. Arthur^'' Ong Glass (Emma,^ Resin,^ Nathan M.,'' 
Jacob,° Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was 
born on May 28th, 1880. He is a dentist and resides at 
Lowell, Ohio. On October 3rd, 1905, he married Miss 
Edythe Shoop. 

114 Ong Family History. 


Eva Bi„\ck«lkn*° Shane (}fary Elicabcth," Maria L.," 
Xalluw,^ Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac • Francis.^) 
was born on October iith, 1869. at SinitlificUl. Obio. Sbc 
t^rachjatctl from tbc Sniitbfield Wiii^h Scbool. Sbc married 
James Sbane on July 7tb. 1891. 

CliiMren (Sliane) : 

Cbarles W'iUiam. b. 25tb of July, 1893. 
James Wendel. b. i^tb of February, 1897, 
Donald, b. 25tb of November, 1899. 
Edward, b. 1st of December, 1901. 
Mary Louise, b. 29tb of January, 1905. 


Maria BLACKnuKN'" Parks (Mary Elizabeth!' Maria L.^ 
Nathan. '' Jacob," Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) 
was lx)rn October 23rd. 1871, at Smitbfield, (^liio. Sbe 
graduated from tbc Smitbfield Higb Scbool. Sbe married 
William W. Parks on December 25tb, 1895. 

Cbildren (Parks) : 

Pauline M., b. lotb of January, 1897. 
Jobn William, b. i^tb of September, 1902. 


Eva Leona'° Phi its Mooney (Xathan,^ Mary!* Nathan,^ 
Jacob,'' Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob." Isaac.- Francis,^) was 
born in September, 1879. Sbe married James II. Mooney, 
son of James T. and Maria Mooney. of Rayland, ( )bio. 
liotb arc members of tlie Friend's cburcb of Smiibtield, 

Cbildren (Mooney) : 

Malcolm O. 
Maria E. 

Oiig Family History. 115 

Robert F. 
Edward L. 


William Thompson^" Ong (Nathaniel M.,° Abram,^ 
John M.,'' Jacob,^ Jeremiah;' Jacob,*' Jacob,^ Isaac,^ 
Francis,^) was born October iith, 1880, at Mount Pleasant, 
Ohio. He received his education in the pubhc schools and 
commercial college. He became associated with his father 
with the Weaver Organ and Piano Company, at York, 
Pennsylvania, where he has filled positions of trust and 
honor. He is an Odd Fellow of high standing. 


Earl Reed^" Ong (Nathaniel M.,^ Abram,^ John M./ 
Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,^ Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) was 
born on January ist, 1882, at East Liverpool, Ohio. After 
receiving a liberal education in the public schools and com- 
mercial college he entered the music firm of the Weaver 
Organ and Piano Company, of York, Pennsylvania. He is 
an interested and active worker in the promotion of public 
welfare, and very fond of social life. 


Lena Margaret^** Ong (Nathaniel M.,° Abram,^ John 
M./ Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) 
was born April 30th, 1883, at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, When 
quite young she manifested a talent for elocution. Her 
early education was received through private instructors, 
and later attended Irving College. After leaving college 
she traveled with the Ridpath Concert Company giving 
public readings. On June 14th, 1904, she married Harry 
E. Moot, of Du Bois, Pennsylvania, where they reside. 

u6 On^ Family History. 


Lafa Makie'° Ong (Xatluuiicl M.." Abram." John M.J 
JiU'ob,'^ Jeremiah,'' Jacob* Ja^ob,' Isaac,- FrancisJ) was 
Ixtrn October jril, 18S5. at Mount Pleasant, Ohio. She re- 
ceived most of lier e(hjcation in the pubhc schools of York, 
Pennsylvania, and for the past two years has been a student 
of the York Collej^iate Institute. She is devoting a great 
deal of time to instrumental music. 


Mary Elizabeth*" Ong (Nathaniel M.,^ Abram," John 
M.J Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) 
was born December 12th, 1886, at Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
She is a graduate of the '05 class of the York High School, 
and fur three years was an active member of the "Clio" 
Literary Society. She has given considerable time to the 
study of the violin. 


Albert Isaac'" Rogers (Lida,^' John L./ John M.,'' 
Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was 
born September 5th, 1881, at New Bloomfield, Missouri. On 
June, 1900, he married Nora Hall, of Elgin, Oregon. 

Children (Rogers) : 

I'-lla, I). March, 1902. 

William Louis, b. December 12th, i^ju-,. 


William IkrRToN'" Ong (Samuel /v.." Jesse," Jacob,' 
Jesse," Jeremiah.'- Jacob,* Jacob,' Isaac.- Francis.^) was 
iKirn on August 7th, 1859, at Newtown, Ohio. He married 
Mattie C. Stout, daughter of E. 15. and Martha Stout, of 
Newtown, Ohio, on April joih, iSS^. He died on Septem- 
ber 10, 1893. 


0)ig Family History. 117 

Children : 

Edith B., b. 21st of April, 1885. 
Carleton G., b. 19th of September, 1887. 
William Burton, b. 20th of October, i88g. 
Eugene Reed, b. 28th of September, 1891. 


Richard M.^° Ong (Richard M.^ Jesse,^ Jacob,'' Jesse,"^ 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) was married to 
Miss Carrie Shafer of New Orleans, Louisiana, where they 

Child : 

Richard M. 


Mary Virginia^" Ong, Van Buren (Joseph E.,° Wil- 
son,^ John,'' Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ 
Francis,^) was born November 14th, 1883, in Marshall 
county, Illinois. On December 22nd, 1902, she married 
Thomas H. Van Buren, of Grand Junction, Colorado, where 

they now reside. 


Child : 

Kitty Elizabeth, b. 23rd of February, 1904. 


Judson^" Ong, Jr. (Judson,^ Nathan,^ John,'' Jeremiah,^ 
Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,^ Francis,^) is married and 
resides in Lacon, Illinois. 

Children : 

William Warner. 



Makv Cora" Hammond Euavt (Ida /:..'" Mathas* 
Jacob." Finlcy,'' Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacob,^ Isauc,- 
J-rancis,^) was born October 20th. 1875, at Sinithficld. Ohio. 
She was married to John K. Elliot, of SniithticUl, Ohio, on 
DcccnilxT -'7. 1899. 

Chil.lren ( Elliut) : 

W'illiani Jennings, b. 7lh of January, 1901. 
John Ralph, b. i8th of June, 1902. 


Fkank X." Hammond (Ida E.,'" Mathas." Jacob." Fm- 
Icy^ Jacob,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob,* Jacob,^ Isaac,- Francis,^) 
was born at Sniithtkld. Ohio. He married \'erna Fowler of 
Columbus, Ohio, on October 1st, 1901. They rei.ide at 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Child ( Hammond ) : 

Charles Nathan, b. 7ih uf January, 1903. 


Fkkd M." Hammond (Ida E..'" Matluis.'' Jacob.'' Finlcy.'' 
Jacob,'^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob.* Jacob.' Isaac.- I'rancis.\) was 
Ixjrn at Smithficld, Ohio. He married Clara Rood, of Pasa- 
dena, California, on Jamiary 5th, i</)5. They reside at 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Ong Family History. iiQ 


Roy Mifflin^^ Galbraith (Mary Ellen,^'^ MiMn° Moses 
H.,^ Finley,'' Jacoh,^ Jeremiah,^ Jacob* Jacoh,^ Isaac,^ 
Francis,'^) was born on June i6th, 1883, at Smithfield, Ohio. 
He married Elizabeth Gregg, daughter of Dr. Melvin and 
Mary Gregg, on December 27th, 1904. He is engaged in 
farming, contracting and the raising of fine stock. They 
reside at Smithfield, Ohio. 

Child (Galbraith) : 

Mary Ellen, b. 7th of November, 1905. 


i6th and 17th August, 1905. 

The first reunion ever held by the Ong familv in the 
I nited States was held on the fair grounds at Smithfield. 
Ohio, August 16th and 17th, 1905. and was a grand success 
"1 every particular. More than four hundred members of 
the famdy were present, and well on to two thousand friends 
of the family were there to add good cheer to the occasion 
and extend to the Ong family a friendly greeting. 

Representatives of the familv were there from Oregon 
California. Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska. Kansas, Missouri.' 
Iowa, Illinois. Indiana, Pennsylvania. \'irginia, West \ir- 
gmia, Maryland, Massachusetts and Ohio. 

Only those who were there can know of the joy of this 
meeting. It is safe to say not one of that large gathering 
regretted the time and trouble taken to attend In the 
future there should be but few absentees of the familv when 
reunion time rolls around. 

The following is a stenographic report of the proceed- 
ings of the reunion: 


i6lh August, 1905. 

The meeting of the first <lay of the Ong reunion was 
called to order at ij:y) a. m. by the President. Dr. Albert K. 


Ong Family History. I2i 

Ong, of Martins Ferry, Ohio. The following prayer was 
offered by Rev. O. B. Ong, of Wilson Mills, Ohio : 

"Our dear Heavenly Father, it is with grateful hearts 
that Vv'e bow before Thee at this time with thanksgiving 
and praise for Thy care and for Thy love extended toward 
us. We are so glad in Thee for the privilege that we have 
of invoking Thy blessings upon this, the opening session of 
our first reunion. Oh God, we pray Thee, in Jesus name, 
that, in a new sense, we may recognize the divine power 
over and around our lives, which has enabled us to enjoy 
this privilege. Dear Lord, we pray Thee that as we spend 
the hours of this day and evening, and the ones that shall 
follow, as we converse with our loved ones, and with those 
whom we have never seen before, and while our hearts are 
exultant in praise to Thee for the happy time that is ours, 
Thou will give us such an appreciation of Thy goodness as 
we have never had. Dear Father, we pray Thee that some- 
how there may be a re-echo in our hearts of the prayers 
of sainted loved ones who have gone before, that we may 
live such lives that we may be unbroken families around 
Thy throne. We pray Thee, dear Lord, that somehow those 
of us who have accepted this wonderful salvation, that the 
Christ-like nature may be so imparted to us, that as we 
meet the dear ones who are not already saved, that they may 
be persuaded to accept the same blessed Christ. 

"Oh God in Heaven we pray Thee to save every un- 
saved relative who has had the privilege of meeting here 
this morning. Dear Lord Jesus, we pray Thee that Thou 
will preside over every exercise, and over every conver- 
sation, and that while we are having these happy hours to- 
gether, we may not forget the loved ones East and West, 
North and South, whose hearts are directed this way, but 
who have not been privileged to meet with us on account 
of circumstances over which they had no control. Some 
of these loved ones are in mourning today, and God, we 
pray that Thou wouldst let the sunlight shine into their 
lives that they may be comforted. 

"Now, dear Father, may these loved ones, these exer- 
cises, every feature of this program be under Thy guid- 
ance. We are so glad Thou hast saved us from a life of 
sin. May Thy special blessings be upon every one of us, 
and may we be careful to give Thee praise. Amen." 

IJ2 Oitg 1' until y History. 

Rev. \\ . r. Ong was then introduced by the President 
and made the opening address, which follows : 

"ill the good providence of God we are privileged to 
gather here im these grounds, and in this historic village on 
this nmsi eventful i>cca>ion, which has been the dream, the 
thouj^ht, the desire and purpose of many who are present. 
but our most sanguine cxi)ectations are transftjrmed this 
morning into a glorious realit\-. and that which was con- 
ceived in uncertainty, looms up before us at this hour a 
conscious fact. 

"Wc come up to this native soil and home of our illus- 
trious ancestors, after these years of separation and toil, 
representing states, stretching from the Atlantic to the 
Pacific, and. as we look into your faces we greet you m 
glail anticipation of the joy and pleasure in reserve for all. 

"In the history of our people, this reiuiion will have the 
notoriety of being the first gathering of this character, and 
will stand out in the annals of our race as an event of more 
than ordinary interest, and we trust may prove an ins])ira- 
tion to future generations to come up from the four (juar- 
ters of the earth on like beneficial and pleasant occasions. 

"We are all conversant with the fact that the farm in- 
dustry in its rugged, rocky and pioneer fomi, claimed the 
princijial attention of our honored forefathers. However, 
in latter years some have diverged from the well beaten path 
and highway of assiduous toil and prosperity. The pro- 
fessor, with the air of superior wisdom an<l knowledge, the 
M. U. with his pill bt»x. blue pills for pale people and pale 
I)ills for blue j)eo])le. and the hawkeyed attorney with his 
law boijk imder his arm. all having left the farm to enter 
other avenues and thoroughfares of life, and the innocent 
and unsusi)ecting public are either philoso|)hized by the 
I)rofessor, physicked by the physician, or fooled by the 

"I'.ut, ladies and gentlemen, we must hasten on. In be- 
h.ilf of the assembled relatives and friends, I wish to con- 
gratulate and thank your executive l)<)ard, and thank (lod 
for the very ap|)ropriate tpiotation that appears on the first 
page of our program. '.After (uxl then- is nothing, ( "> my 
friend, so sweet as a friend.' 

"Had the coiling seri)ent of infidelity accQss to the 
thoughts and hearts of our departed loved ones, I dare say 

W. I^ ONG. 

Oiii^ FamHy History. 123 

these inspired words would never have adorned this mem- 
orable pro;^raiii. x\nd as the history of this reunion shall 
go down to our children, and to the generations that may 
follow, i pray God that this great truth, as if thrown on a 
canvas in letters of light, shall make its indelible impress 
on memory's tablet. Yea, more ; shall we not hope that the 
heart life may be Heavenward moved by the thought that 
we on this occasion recognize God first, giving to the 
Divine dispenser of all timely and eternal joys his rightful 
place in tlie ro}al palace of thought, in social as well as in 
religious life. 

"Again, 'from out of the mist of years there rushes a 
host of memories.' Memories fragrant with the dews and 
aroma of early childhood and youth ; memories of the old 
homestead on the hillside, or in the valley by the brook, 
where the faithful ox and the old water mill contributed 
their part to the necessity of home and community ; mem- 
ories sacred of parental sacrifice and love, the ceaseless un- 
tiring toil, the burdens they bore, the trials and hardships 
endured, the life of self denial, which have made it possible 
for this gathering in 1905. 

"Intervening years have not dimmed the vivid coloring 
with which memory has adorned those by-gone scenes of 
fond and sad recollections; memories of home life touch 
every fibre of the soul, and strike every chord of the human 
heart as with Angelic fingers. Nothing but death can break 
the spell. That home where first we heard the sainted 
mother pray and read the old tear stained Bible she loved 
so well. Those busy hands, and tired weary bodies are rest- 
ing now. But mother and father still live and are reaping 
the reward of the faithful in the Paradise of God, where 
the music of Angelic choirs fill all Heaven, their eternal 
home beyond the stars. While they cannot be present with 
us today, there is an approaching reunion beyond the moun- 
tain peaks and clouds and earthly storms. Thank God they 
will be present then. Shall you, shall I ?" 

Following Rev. W. P. Ong's address, Hon. Walter C. 
Ong moved that suitable resolutions on account of the 
death of Mrs. Addison Carr, of Salem, Ohio, be prepared, 
and that a committee be appointed by the chair to draft 
such resolutions. The motion was seconded and carried. 

124 Ong Family History, 

The chair thni appointed as a coniiuittee, Mr. Finlev New- 
liii. c»f Kichmoiul, liuliana; Kev. O. B. On^, of Wilson 
Mills, t)liio; Mr. Joseph On^, of Columbus, Ohio; !•". K. 
Dn^, of I*illsburg, Pennsylvania, and Prof. A. C Ong, of 
Uniaha, Nebraska. 

The morning session then closed with the following re- 
marks by tile President : 

"Uefore adjourning this session 1 have a statement to 
make and a few announcements. I'irst : 1 want to call your 
attention to the fact that we are now living at a time and in 
an age, when every intelligent person is supposed to know 
something of his family history, and while it is true that 
our ancestors have not left on record much from which to 
gather, I can assure you there are monuments enough along 
the way to carry us, by a careful survey, back to the orig- 
inal source from which every persrm who carried a drop of 
Ung blood in his veins in this country nuist have sprung. 

For twenty years I have given some attention to this 
kind of a research, and while I am sorry to say my efforts 
have not been crowned with as much success as I had hoped, 
\et we have discoveretl many interesting facts, so that I can 
assure you we are of respectable parentage however far back 
we may go. Thus careful research has not led us back to 
crowned kings, princes and potentates, but it has led us 
back to men of force and character, men of moral stamina, 
and women of sterling worth and character, and above all, 
ancestors who stocnl for right and justice, their country and 
their God. I would rather be a descendant of parents like 
these than to know there was coursing througli mv veins 
today the corrupted blood of lords and nobles. A family 
is great not on account of what its ancestors may have been 
socially and politically, but on accc)unt of what it is and 
what it has been in the generations of which its history may 
be written. 

"Now I propose to put these facts on record by having 
a book printed, embodying at least 2tx:) pages, embracing the 
genealogy of the Ong family so far back as it is possible to 
trace it. The noble deeds and incidents of the lives of 
many of those that have passed to the Great Hevond. War 
records of those who have done service for their country, 
many of whom, as you are aware, went down amid din 

Ong Family History. 125 

and battle, sealing their fidelity to the cause with their 
own life blood. This book can be issued and substantially 
bound at a cost of $2.00 per volume. You all understand 
that to issue so small a number is very expensive. I am 
making this annoimcement at this time that we may be 
able to learn what the wish of this large family may be. 
We have a record book here in which I want every person 
who has one drop of Ong blood in them to register. This 
register is in charge of Nicholas Ong. When you register 
I want you to mark after your name the number of volumes 
that you wish. Remember there will be but one opportu- 
nity, there will be but one issue, and that will be just the 
number that will be ordered. You are not expected to pay 
for this until the manuscript is ready for the press, when 
you will be notified, but we would like to know, and must 
know, whether enough of this family is interested in this 
book to justify our publishing it. I will promise you that 
we will give everybody equal showing in this history. I 
want your names whether you want a book or not. In this 
book will be a cut of the old family clock in which every 
descendant of this family is interested, and of which I am 
the happy owner. For 123 years it has been ticking away 
the time ; five generations have passed away, and the clock 
today is marking the time as accurately as it could have 
done one hundred years ago. 

"I would ask that you register today as rapidly as pos- 
sible, register the entire family, this will aid us in making 
up the work. 

"If we have any friends here who are not already pro- 
vided with lodging places, please report here at the stand, 
or to Mrs. WilHam Vermillion and Mrs. Charles Blackburn. 
Next comes dinner." 

The session then adjourned until 2 p. m. 

i6th August, 1905. 

The afternoon opened with a selection by the Smith- 
field band, followed by singing by the quartette. 

126 Oiijsf I'uintly History. 

Mrs. Mary K. T^lackhnm. of SmitlifieM. Ohio, was Ihvn 
imro«luci'il by the l*rcsi<Icnt. who made the address of wel- 
come as follows : 

"Mr. President, ladies and ijentlemeii. friends and rela- 
tives of the Onjj family : 

"We meet today for the first time in our history in the 
capacity of a reunion, and to me is conferred the honor of 
welcoming antl .^reetinj^ you. 

'■\\'e, the descendants of Jeremiah and Christian < 'ult. 
have leathered from the four corners of the I'liited Slates 
to meet each tnher. to j^reet each other, to become ac(|uainted 
and exchani;e thouy:hls and facts, and to revive our mem- 
ories and love for our precious dej)arted. Il<i\v t^lad we are 
to liave part in the (^nj^ reunion. How .ulad we are to see 
the dear old i)eople with us; <:,dad the dear Lord has spared 
your lives to the present time, that you with us may enjoy 
the ])leasant associations of relatives and friends. 

"In the monotony of life we look forward to such 
events with pleasure, they are as an oasis in life's journey. 
There is much in this world to make hearts sad, much 
sutTerinj; and misery even in the most favored homes, and 
were it not for the brii^dit spots that come to us in life, some 
in one way and some in another, which act as a real balm 
to the dr(Mtj)in},' spirit, life woidd lose many of its charms. 

"In behalf of relatives and friends, in behalf of the 
executive committee, I extend to all a heartfelt welcome. 
Welcome to our beaiuiful town, our little citv set upon a 
hill, made doubly sacred because of bein^ the home r)f 
many of our forefathers, whose forms today lie hi-iu.-ifh the 
^reen turf in the Lity of the Dead. Welcome to these 
j^roimds, welcome to our homes, and last but not least, a 
welcome in our hearts. 

"I suppose there are very few. if any, who do not feci 
a deforce of sadness as we look in the face f)f our kinsfolk. 
How the memories of our dear t»nes are brouj^hl before us. 
they who have passed on before and today await our coin- 
ing. And say dear friends, did you know there was poins; 
to l)c a far j^jreatcr reimion in the future? We have been 
busy arranj^'inj;, plaiminj.j and prei)arinp for this one, seeinj^ 
tliat eversthinj^ is ready, and it is all rij^bt and proper we 
should, but how much more important that we be ready for 
the next one. 

IXCl.M. W . CJNC. 

Oiig Family History. I2y 

"Many have been hindered from being at this reunion, 
cither from sickness or death, but at this great reunion we 
will all be there, no hindrances, no excuses, we will all 
answer to roll call. We meet now and part and hope to 
meet again, but if at the next we part, one on the right, the 
other on the left, we part forever. Let us be ready, and 
again in behalf of all concerned, I bid you welcome, wel- 
come, welcome." 

Mr. Eugene W. Ong, of Boston, Massachusetts, was 
then introduced by the President, and delivered the follow- 
ing response to the address of welcome : 

"Mr. President, relatives and friends of the Ong 
family : 

"Our worthy President has kindly told you that it was 
only last night that he received word of the inability of Mr. 
A. C. Lewis to deliver this response to the address of wel- 
come. When Dr. Ong asked me to fill this place on the 
program I pleaded lack of opportunity for preparation and 
suggested the names of many far more able than I, but the 
Doctor said that it had all been decided and that the de- 
cision of the executive committee was law, from which 
there was no appeal. I asked leave to plead my own case, 
but he said there would be no case, so there was nothing to 
do but accept the inevitable. 

"While I felt much hesitancy in consenting, yet the 
hospitality and open hearted welcome extended us by our 
relatives and friends of Smithfield and vicinity so impressed 
me that I felt it would be both a privilege and pleasure to 
thank them in behalf of us who have come from a distance 
to attend this reunion. 

''Although in my few remarks there will not be the 
eloquent and scholarly address which you would have had 
from Mr. Lewis, yet not even he could be more sincere in 
his response, or appreciate more deeply the most cordial wel- 
come which has been accorded us. 

"There is this advantage, in my state of unpreparedness 
I cannot forget my speech. I never think of anyone forget- 
ting a speech but occurs to me a story told of our good 
President, Theodore Roosevelt, and if you will pardon the 
digression, I will tell it to you. 'Teddy' was a boy in school 
at Groton, Massachusetts, and, as the representative of one 

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of tlic lower classes at an entertainment, was to recite Fitz- 
Greene Halleck's well known poem "Marco liozzaris," 
which you will recall coniniences as follows — the Professor 
will please correct me if 1 misquote: 

'At midnight, in his guarded tent, 
The Turk was dreaming of the hour 
When Greece, her knees in suppliancc bent, 
Should tremble at his power.' 

Theodore started in all right : 

'At miilniglu, in his guarded tent, 
The Turk was dreaming of the hour 
When Greece, her knees' 

Here he hesitated, looked down and repealed: 

"When Greece, her knees' 

He coukl not think of it, but, with that strenuosity which has 
characterized his administration, finally started again: 

'When Greece her knees' 

I'lUt it was no use, and he was about to give up and leave the 
platform when the kind old principal of the school spoke up 
and said : 

'Grease her knees once more Theodore and see if she 
won't go.' 

"Relatives and friends of Smithfield and vicinity, we 
thank you most heartily for your welcome, which has been 
so graciously extended by Mrs. I'lackburn in her address of 
welcome. It is impossible to express in language our hap- 
piness in again being among you. We all know how much 
it means to each and all of us to be assembled here together 
today, to see loved ones from whom we have been separated 
for years, to shake hands with them, to look them in the 
eye and to talk over old times, the memories of which are 
among our most cherished recnlUctions. It is also a great 
privilege to meet relatives whom we have never had the 
pleasure of knowing, and to welcome into our midst new 

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members of our family of whom we have good reason to be 

"There could be no more appropriate place for a re- 
union of the Ong family than Smithfield. It is a most beau- 
tiful little city, set in the heart of the green hills of old 
Ohio, and surrounded on all sides by a finished and highly 
productive country. Here our forefathers for generations 
have lived and died, here many of us were born and reared, 
and here all of us, both young and old, have passed many 
of the happiest days of our lives. Not only do we have 
opportunity of meeting members of our family but we are 
able to renew old and valued friendships, visit again the old 
homesteads and to live over once more the days of our youth. 
"I could, with pleasure, dwell longer upon the beauties, 
hospitality and strong healthy, moral and physical life of 
Smithfield, but I cannot forget my correspondence with our 
esteemed President and my training in connection with this 
reunion. When the doctor first wrote me of the reunion 
I had not expected to be called upon to say anything which 
mighty mar this otherwise happy occasion. However, the 
committee, reasoning that as the son of my father I ought 
to be able to make a good speech, decided to take a chance 
on the mimimum time limit, so the doctor wrote me that I 
had been entered in the 'three minute class.' I am not 
familiar with horse racing terms, but I was advised by good 
authority that the 'three minute class' was for the slowest 
and greenest horses, so I felt that I might qualify, and de- 
cided to be on hand here at the fair grounds when my class 
was called, determined to be successful if that meant finish- 
ing in the quickest time possible. 

"In glancing over the program I was impressed how 
fortunate the family is in possessing so many natural ora- 
tors to address our reunion, and I am reminded that one of 
the gentler sex, who had come into the family by marriage 
and who thought she knew us pretty well, once said that 
she 'never knew an Ong who could not talk when he had 
something to say,' and she 'never saw one who did not think 
he had something to say.' 

"There is one thought which I desire to impress deeply 
upon you and to have you each and every one carry away 
with you — it is in reference to the significance of our name. 
Ong is both an odd and uncommon name, with the result 
that it possesses individuality. We have all spelled it a 

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pood many times for the edification of stranpfcrs — as my 
L nclc Charlie lre»m Kansas lia^ Ixcn asking lis each in 
turn 'What is the name, please?' lUit when once learned 
it is not easily forj^olten. Whenever you encounter this 
name there arises at once a presumption of relationship, 
and we are all of us always ready and willinj^ to vcaich for 
any one of that name. There has never been in the history 
of our nation a time when there was {j^rcater need for j^ood, 
lionesl aiul upri,i;ht men. It is to such men that our g'ov- 
trnment owes its slreny;th, stability and commanding,' posi- 
tion amonjx the nations of the world, and it is to them iliat 
it must look for its preservation and future welfare. Lpon 
all siik's are to be seen c<irruptii)n and dishonesty in public, 
corporate and private affairs. .Most of it is brouj^ht U) our 
attention throuj^h its disclosure and punisiiment by the best 
element of American citizenshij), thereby demonstratiiii;^ the 
i;reat strcnj^th of the power for j^ood in this countr\. As 
lonj; as this power for good prevails our nation is safe, and 
as it grows stronger our country will become better and its 
prestige greater. It is for us to do our parts. Let each antl 
ever\ one of us w lu-n we return to our respective homes, 
throughout this broad land, do our best so to live and con- 
duct ourselves as to make the name C^ng, wherever found, 
the synonym for honor, honesty, uprightness and fair deal- 
ing, remembering always that 'A good name is rather to be 
chosen than great riches.' 

"In conclusion, in behalf of relatives gathered here to- 
day from far off Oregon, California, Kansas, Nebraska. 
Iowa. Indiana. Ohio. IV-nnsylvania. \'irginia. Mar\land and 
Massachusetts, and even from beyond the Gulf of Mexico. 
I most heartily thank \<^u one and all for the cordial wel- 
come you have extended us on our return to our old home." 

Following the response, the President's remarks were 
as follows : 

"Abraham Ong, supposed to be the oldest Ong living 
so far as we know will be H5 years of age on the 15th day 
of OctolK'r. I want to tell you a little incident of his life. 
He received a message from his son in Corry. Pa., saving 
that he could not come out to Mount Pleasant, .ind asked 
his f.ither to c<ime to his son-in-law's. .Xbraham arose on 
Sabbath njorning. he did not have time to wait for a train. 

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and he walked nine miles. He came in fresh, and when 
I expressed surprise he said 'That is nothing, I could walk 
back as easily as 1 could walk down !' 

"Now, this afternoon we are going to have a repre- 
sentation of the different families. We will have a repre- 
sentative to give us a talk of each of their families. John 
W. Ong, of Mount Pleasant, son of Abram Ong, will 
please come forward and give us a little talk on his branch 
of the family." The President then introduced Mr. John 
W. Ong, who made the following remarks : 

"On first thought, I thought I could not get here, but 
my brother told me I had better go. Now my talk will be 
very short because there are others here you would be 
more glad to hear than I. jMy name is Ong and I am glad 
of it, more today than ever in my life, and I shall only give 
you a few words with reference to our family. 

"I think I might start in by talking about my own 
family first, then lead out. In my own family there are 
three of us : Clara B., Millicent, and myself. My brother 
Nathaniel lives in Pittsburg and has a family of five, two 
sons and three daughters, all living, one daughter married. 
My father, my two brothers and myself are our family, all 
that represent our family of seven formerly. In my sister's 
family there are four, all that family surviving. George W. 
Tweedy, husband, one daughter and two sons reside at 
Martins Ferry, Ohio. My father is Abraham C. Ong, the 
son of John M. Ong, formerly known in this section as 
Uncle John Ong. His father was Jacob Ong. 

"That is about all I wish to say with reference to our 
family, except to say that my father's father was John M. 
Ong. His brothers, Abraham, Jacob, Nathaniel, Mifflin, 
John and Isaac, sisters were Mary, Susan and Anna. His 
broher Jacob is living, his home is in Iowa ; Isaac Ong is 
living in Kentucky, and Abraham, my father, are the three 
brothers living of that family. His brother John died about 
two months ago in Laclede, Missouri." 

By the President : 

"Beginning with the oldest of Finley Ong's family, 
Uncle Jacob Ong, Mrs. Houston will tell us." 
By Mrs. Houston : 
"The nationality of the Ong family prior to settlement 

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II) ilii> cmiiitrv is still a matter nf ohscurity. Some claim 
that \\c arc ot llollaiul dcsctiit. \\ c woiiUl lie prtuul to 
know that ours was the same blood that flowed in the vciii^ 
of the early I'liritau fathers, and that one of our {grand- 
fathers ma\ have come over in the Mayflower; neverthe- 
le>> we do know that our ance>tors of jjasl j;enerati<>ii> 
lacked none of the Puritanical fervor of those who knelt 
on Plymouth R(x:k. and huny; the iimocent victims of witch- 
craft at Salem. 

■■( )lhers >a\ ihc iiame Oiij^ i> W el>h iind \\a> i>rij;inall\ 
■j'fong' and only a vi^jorous people comes from the ruj^j^ed 
fastnesses of little Wales. 

Still another trace of this name is found in 1-rance. .\ 
family is mentioned in I' rench records named Onj.jc.' \\ r 
with equal reason would be proud to claim descent from tin 
persecuted and faithful Huepuenots. characters that stfMxJ 
for all that was sturdy and steadfast. 

"It is enough, lie we of royal hlnod and nolije ances- 
try, or of peasant strain, it i> a mystery to this jj^encration. 
and consecjuently we are preserved from the hauj^hty pride 
which might result fmiu the former knowledge, and tlie 
humiliation from the latter. 

'■Jeremiah Ong, one of (iod's noble freemen, settled in 

Westmoreland county, i'ennsylvania. in the year . To 

him and his wife. Christian, were born three sons. Jesse. 
Jeremiah and Jacob. ( )ne of the descendaiUs of the flrst 
named. Jesse, we expected here today, but owing to tiic 
\ellow fever scourge in New Orleans, of which city Richard 
Ong is a resident, a telegram of regret is all we have. The 
numerous represeiUatives of the Ong family here arc all 
<lcscendants of the second son, Jacob. Jeremiah having dicil 
without issue. 

"Jacob (^ng was born about the year 17^*0. and about 
iHij, after having for a short time resided in X'irginia. 
came to Jefferson county, Ohio, where he made for him- 
self a home after the manner of the pioneer settlers. He 
married .Mary McCirew in 1784, and to them were born 
nine children, namely : h'inley, Rebecca. Jacob. Dinaii, 
Isaac, John McCirew. Mary. James. Miftlin and Xathan. 
The family of I^'iidey (^>ng is as follows: .Married in .Ann 
P.l.ickburn in the year 1805. to them were born ten children, 
nauK'ly : Jacrib. I'"inley. Sl.-ir\. Mriscs |1., Matilda, lewis. 
Rebirca, Mifllin, l£Ii/a, .\nn. I'.iiiih and Kacliil Ann. 

L. B. ONG. 

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The eldest son, Jacob Finley Ong, my grandfather, was 
born in this county and near this village in 1806, and died 
in 1 88 1. He was married to Mary Irvine in 1829, and seven 
children were born of such marriage, namely : Matthias F., 
in 1831 and died in 1887; Finley M., born in 1832, and liv- 
ing in Wapello, Iowa: Mary A., born in 1835, and died in 
J '^59' ]o\m [.. born in 1837, living in Centerville, Iowa, and 
here today with his wife and one daughter, Mrs. W. L. 
Martin, our foreign representative, who is a resident of 
Mexico; Jacob Patterson Ong was born in 1841 and died in 
1867; Emily L. Vermillion was born in 1843, hving in 
Smithfield. Ohio, and William I. was born in 1848, and liv- 
ing in Westerville, Ohio. These last two both being present. 

"To these worthy sons and daughters have been born 
21 children and 22 grandchildren, and at least three great- 
grandchildren, two of whom are present, these last being 
the great, great, great great grandchildren of our first Ohio 
ancestor, who was by the way, one of the first two Quaker 
preachers in Eastern Ohio. 

"Ida Husted Harper, in a July number of the New 
York Independent, refers to our reverence for ancestry, 
and especially patriotic ancestry, as 'American Shintoism,' 
and the editor remarks that we are not devoting too much 
time to the study of ancestry, but that our study is mis- 
directed, that genealogical records are merely a collection 
of names, residences and dates of births, marriages and 
deaths, and it is vastly more important to know whether 
one's grandfather had a bad temper or the gout, than to 
know his name or when and where he lived, and that Pil- 
grim Fathers are of very little use to us. for the formula 
counts up like the nails in the horse shoe of the old stories. 
A Mayflower descendant has only one part in 65,536 of 
Plymouth Rock blood in his veins, which is not enough to 
crow about. 

I think the editor has grown facetious, at any rate we 
are willing to plead guilty to the charge. At the same time 
it is possible to make a true use of our ancestors, and to 
be as proud of true character found in an aunt or uncle as 
of that of our revolutionary great great grandfather. 

May we be true sons and daughters of our worthy 

134 Ong family History. 

Uy the rrcsiilcnt : 

"The family of Aunt Mary Carr, or "Pully" Carr is 
not rt.j>rcsentcd Iktc today on account oi the sailntss that 
prevails in the family. A few days a^^o 1 received a letter 
from Addison Carr. and while it is a personal letter 1 feel 
that I would lilvL- to have it read here. Our Secretary will 
please read the letter." 

"Sallm, (Jiiiu, July 15111, 1905. 

•Alhert K. Oni;. M. D.. 

"Marlins I-'erry, Ohio. 
"Esteemed Cousin : — 

"Yours at hand and I hasten to answer. Owinp^ to ;\ 
serious and prolong^cd illness of my wife, neither of us will 
be able to attend the Onj^ reunion. I want my sister Ann 
to attend, which she will if her health will permit, and I 
will have my dauj^htcr accompany her. 

"As you no doubt remember. I left the Oni; settlement 
when small, consequently my association with the Ow^ 
family was cut off. except an occasional visit from some 
member of its family, but nevertheless I almost reverence 
the name as my mother was an Ontj, and she seemed to me 
to embody everything that was womanly and }?ood. After 
her death, my two sisters continued my mother's home, 
makiii}^ it dear to me, they beinp^ of the same unselfish and 
kind disposition which is characteristic of the Onfrs. which 
I have no reason to doubt would make me proud of every 
drop of the blood my veins may carry. 

"Please express my regrets and best wishes to all in- 
quiring members of the family. It is my sincere wish that 
the attendance will be large, and that you will have a most 
enjoyable time. Sincerely, 

"A. M. C.\KK." 

Ily the President : 

"The next in order is my own father's familv. and 

brother (). H. will tell you something of us." 

P.y Rev. O. P.. r^ng. of Wilson Mills. Ohio: 

"Mr. President. Relatives and I'riends : — There are 

times in our lives that wc cherish very much the thing that 

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will be a reasonable excuse for a short speech, and I think 
I certainly have it as I stand before you. 

"No more than two minutes ago the doctor said : 'You 
are to represent our family.' 1 do not know what I have 
done to the doctor to cause this short notice but, however, 
I certainly am glad of the privilege, and cherish it as an 
honor to be known as one of the family of Moses Harlan 
and Mary Ong, who were our parents. 

"There were fourteen in number, and I am the young- 
est, the baby. There are some things that are said about 
the youngest of the family that I seem to have missed, anfl 
that is, being the one of choice, and the one that receives the 
candy and so on. I had some brothers that were fearful 
'scrappers' on that line, so I had to 'scrap' for my share. 

"In our family, of fourteen children ten are living. 
The four that are gone are brother Lewis, I may not be able 
to giveUhem in order. That noble brother Finley, whose 
uncoffined bones are sleeping in the battle ground of the 
Wilderness. Brother Samuel, whose life went out in Salt 
Lake City, and his dying words being commissioned by the 
nurse to send to his mother, 'Tell mother I died in a Savior's 
love." Then brother Mififln, who was the oldest of the fam- 
ily, who died something like two or three years ago this fall. 

"We are here today, nine of the ten, sister Lizzie 
Haynes, who lives at Union Bridge, Maryland, married to 
DeWitte C. Haynes, is not able to be with us on account of 
her poor health. We are all married except the youngest 
sister, Tola." 

A vocal solo was then rendered by Mr. Emmet Ong. 

By the President : 

"The next in order is Uncle Mifflin Ong's family, Fin- 
ley K. will represent that family." 

By Mr. Finley K. Ong, of Pittsburg, Pa. : 

"The history of the family of my father is practically 
that of his brothers and sisters. His family grew up in 
this town probably thirty or thirty-five years ago, but have 
all taken leave of the old homestead, two are living in North 
Dakota and two living in Pittsburg." 

i,V» On}> I'limily History. 

II> the rroidcnt : 

"TIk' ik'M in order is Aunt Matilda. Aunt Tillir Xcw- 
lainl, ri'|)rt'scntc«l l)\- I-ink'\ K. New land." 

liy Mr. Newlantl : 

"I am \ery {^lad to he here, and as far a> my family. 
m\ children, hrother and sister represent the family of 
lames M. Xewland. I rememher otie time when Cousin 
Lettie C'arr wai» at our house, and she made the remark 
that there were two sisters and one hrother in their familv, 
and two hrothcrs and one sister in our family, and she 
thought that was very cute, so that is ahout all I have to say 
in re}4:ard to the family. We are all living, my hrother is 
here and m\' sister aiul are jj^lad to be here. I am not a 
speech maker and you will excuse me from sa\inj^ aiiNthitij^ 

By the President : 

■'The next is I'ncle Lewis On^. represented h\ Lewis 
B. On-." 

liy Mr. Unvis B. On}.r : 

"I have Ix'en accused of a ^ood man\ thinj;> in my time, 
hut no one ever accu>e(l me o{ heinjj; a speech maker, and 
when the doctor came to nie and asked that I represent our 
family 1 simply responded that I woidd do the l>est I could, 
and with the short time I have had I wrote a little data. 

"Lewi.s On},' and Llmira Pur\iance were horn in .Smith- 
field and were married in thr hViend's church in thi> town in 
iH^S. There were Inirn of such marria[je ten chiMren, 
ei;^ht hoys an<l two j^drL. luj^^ht are livinjj^ today, two have 
passed over. Linley IL died in the interest of his country 
in a hospital in i8<)2. and was buried in a little IViend'.s 
^'raveyard in Richmond. L. \V. On^. another brother de- 
ceased, and our I'resident. Dr. .\lbert R. ( >nK^. were found- 
ers ami pronioter> of Richmond College, Professor L. \V. 
Ong died in Richmond. ( )nr precious parents have been 
laifl away. I have not an\ thing further along that line 
other than to sa\' that we are nearly all here today. Sister 
Amanda, who li\es in Iowa, wfudd be- with us todav were 
it not for the fact that a few Ncars aj^o she bad a fall. I 
am glad in my heart that I can be here. When the news 
reached nie 1 did not see liow it was g«>ing to be convenient 
to couK- in such a hot season, but when I realized what the 

Oiig Fainily History. 137 

executive cominittee had done to make this a success, I felt 
that those who had not done anything should show our 
appreciation by presenting- ourselves in person, even though 
it meant to cross the continent.' 

By the President : 

"The next in order is Aunt Rebecca Jones' family, of 
which Uncle Resin is present, but owing to his feeble health 
we will not ask him to respond. 

"Then the next in order would be Aunt Eliza Lewis, 
who is represented by her daughter, Mrs. Anna Kaminsky." 

Mrs. Anna Kaminsky : 

"Ladies and gentlemen, I was asked this morning to 
give a short history of my mother's family, but always being 
timid I asked my brother and he refused, and, as we are the 
only representatives, I wall have to do it. I have very hastily 
gathered together a few items. Eliza Ann Ong was the 
eighth child of Finley and Anna Ong and was born the 
14th of the fifth month, 1821, being at this time 84 years of 
age. She spent the years of her girlhood with her parents 
on Warren Ridge, receiving her education at the little log 
school house near her home, until at the age of eighteen 
she was sent to the Friend's boarding school at Mount Pleas- 
ant, Ohio. When she was 21 years of age she was married 
to Isaac Lewis, a prosperous young farmer of that vicinity. 
To them w^ere born seven children, three of wdiom are de- 
ceased, one dying in infancy, Elizabeth, the eldest, wife of 
John McClave of Steubenville, Ohio, died in February, 
1898. She left two sons, Frederick and Roy. Frederick 
soon followed his mother, dying on the 19th of October, 
1898. Oliver N. Lewis died in the year 1874 in young 

"Those living are Anna E. Kaminsky, of Richmond, 
Indiana ; William F., of Smithfield, Ohio ; Addison C. and 
Plummer P., of Steubenville, Ohio. 

"Isaac Lewis died in September, 1887. At his death 
Eliza Ann Lewis moved from the farm where they had 
lived so long to Smithfield, Ohio, where she now resides." 

By the President : 

"The next in order is Aunt Emma Chadwell. Ida 
Chadwell will please come forward." 

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There was no response from Miss Chadwcll. 

By the President : 

"Then the last is Aunt Rachi-l IlaniiUnn. Mrs. Jessie 
Ritli;k-\ has bei-n named to tell of hi-r family." 
Mrs. Jessie Ki<l.i;elcy did not respond. 
The next in order was a selection by the qtiartette. 

By the Presiilent : 

"This closes the exercises of the afternoon, which has 
been very interesting to me, and 1 hope to all of you." 

The evening session opened at 6:40 P. M. with a selec- 
tion by the band. 

The next was a solo by Emmett Ong. 

A recitation was then given by Miss ZcUa Ong of 
Selina, Kansas, entitled "Come Here." 

Next was a selection by the quartette entitled, "While 
the Days Are Going By." 

Mr. Anderson Ong of Stocktown. Ohio, was then in- 
troduced by the President and made the following address: 

"If I could make a speech like those who have pre- 
ceded me I would not mind it. I am not noted as a speaker. 
At m\ home, beyond my wife and children and sisters, I am 
only noted as being an Ong and six feet long. 

"The preacher asked the church man how he ]ike<l his 
sermon, and the honest man replied : 'You read it and you 
did not rea<l it well, and it was not wortli reading.' I am 
going to read what I have to say. Well, honestly, now that 
y(ju have me here I am not scared any more, and I am going 
to give you the best I have. 

"Now my name is r)ng. I do hope you will he i)leasrd 
with this, Ix-cause it is tlu- best I have. The scripture sa\s 
Ik- ready to give reason, and being asked to sj)eak today. I am 
thus asked for the reason of our being here. I give vou the 
f.ict that onr fatlu-r was reas(Mi sufliciiiit to establish us into 
tin- Ong family, and his name was Resin. I am glad of this 
day, surely it is glory enon}.;h for me as far as earthly pleas- 
ure and name has to do with it. I have seen the time when 

A. C. ONG. 

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I thought that the Ongs were not numerous, that our family 
horizon only seemed to reach so far as to Rezin Ong and his 

"Today we meet Ongs to the right of us^^ Ongs to the 
left of us, Ongs from the East and Ongs fr^i the West, 
doctors, lawyers, engineers, musicians, singers^ beautiful 
women and bright and happy children. The only grievance 
I have against our ancestors is that they bequeathed to us a 
hill a mile long between Dillonvale and Smithfield, that is a 
fact, for we came up it last night, but that will be made right 
as we go home, for it will become a pleasant and happy de- 
cline a mile in length between Smithfield and -Dillonvale. 

"Now, seriously, I regard this as one of the greatest 
evenings in the history of my life, the honor of the bonds of 
relationship, the obligations to be present, and the persistent 
eflforts of the promoters of this reunion are certainly well 

"The impressions of this occasion shall be remembered 
by me until I am ready to say, "Now I lay me down to 

Prof. A. C. Ong of Omaha, Nebraska, was called upon 
for a recitation. After being introduced by the President, 
he made the following remarks, followed by a recitation : 

My Kindred, Ladies and Gentlemen : Words are 
wholly inadequate to express my regret in not being able to 
take my part in this program. Owing to indisposition and 
conditions over which I had no control, I was obliged to de- 
cline the high honor of addressing you on this most momen- 
tous occasion in the history of our line of consanguinity. I 
say it is the regret of my life, that I cannot respond to this 
call and rehearse to you the memories of our dear departed 
ones as outlined by our committee, to whose assiduous labors 
and efforts the grand results and success of this reunion can 
largely be attributed, but I have consented to recite a Biblical 
story in the shape of a very short poem, with which I have 
no doubt you are all familiar. It is entitled "The Feast of 

Following the recitation the quartette rendered : 

"God be with you till we meet again." 
The evening session was then closed with the following 

benediction by Rev. W. P. Ong : 

14^ Ong J'uinily History. 

"Our Divine I'atlier uc want to thank Tlicc for tliis 
(lav ; wf want to thank Tlicc for the nioctinp, and for the 
greeting, and for its association, and for tlie beautiful day, 
and for the blessings of Clod that have l)een be>to\ve(l upon 

■"In the name of Jesus we invoke 'I li\ hie.-sing u]ion this 
asscnibly, and. as \vc have been singing "(iod be with us till 
we meet again." we ask in Jesus' name that this prayer may 
Ik" granted unto us. and the blessings of the (Iod. and the 
St)n and the I lojy Ghost may rest aiul be in each lieart in His 
name. Amen." 

The evening session then closed. 



August i/th, 1905. 

The morning session was called to order at 10:30 by the 


The following prayer was offered by Rev. A. P. Ong : 

"O God. our Heavenly Father, it seems to me this 
morning, dear Lord, that if I ever needed Thy help it is now. 
It seeius to me. Heavenly l'\Tthcr. that I am being imposed 
upon lo be called upon to address Thee in the jjresence of 
this multitude. I^ven shrank froiu the duty given 
him. and why should not one of us? Still, dear Lord, we 
do thank Thee that Thou art not a stranger to us. There 
was a time we did persecute Thee, but Thou didst claim 
us and wc are ready to face Thee this morning. 

"Lord deliver us from temptation this morning, deliver 
us from evil. We thank Thee for this occasion. (/)h, what 
an tKcasion this is in our lives. lUess the Ong family. 
Hlcss us in<lividually and collectively. We each want to be 
foiuid in the paths of righteousness. Lord help us this 
morning that our hearts and minds luay expand, and that 
we may feel interested in all the world. Dear Lord, hear us 
in our petitions this niorning. IMess our absent ones. Ibar 
us this morning while we pray, dear Lc^rd. T'orgive us our 
trespasses against Thee; guide us in the p.ith of light that 
wc may live for Jesus, our Redeemer. Aiueii." 

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The following report of the Committee on Resolutions 
was read by the Secretary, Mrs. Vermillion : 

"Whereas, we, the members of the Ong reunion, now 
being held at Smithfield, Ohio, have learned with profound 
sorrow of the death of Phebe Carr, wife of Addison Carr, 
one of our number, 

"Resolved, That we do hereby tender the husband and 
family and Sister Ann our heartfelt sympathy in this their 
hour of bereavement. 

"Further resolved. That this resolution be made a part 
of the minutes of this organization, and that the Secretary 
be directed to send the husband and family a copy. 

FiNLEY Newlin, 
O. B. Ong, 
Jos. p. Ong, 
A. C. Ong, 


A motion was made, seconded and carried that the reso- 
lutions be adopted as read. 

Mr. Eugene W. Ong then made the following remarks: 
"The President of this reunion, in sending out circulars, 
announced that this would be the first and last reunion. I 
suppose he added the latter statement in the hope that every 
one would come, thinking it was the last chance of the family 
to get together. While it is true that some will not be pres- 
ent if we have another, yet there are a great many here, and 
as the Ong stock is quite stalwart and strong, it seems only 
right and proper to have an Executive Committee appointed 
at this time with a view of having another reunion five years 
from now. Therefore, Mr. President, I move that a Nom- 
inating Committee be appointed by yourself to select an Ex- 
ecutive Committee to promote and arrange for another re- 
union to be held some time subsequent to the next five years, 
which committee shall have power to fill vacancies among 
their own number and to appoint various sub-committees for 
the next reunion." 

The motion was seconded and unanimously carried. 
The President then appointed Mr. Eugene W. Ong, Mr. 

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Finley Newlaiui and Mr. Charles Galbraitli as a Xonunatiiig 
Committee : 

i'.y the Tresiilent : 

■■\\'e are in receipt of a letter from one of our relatives 
in the stricken city of New Orleans, which will now be read." 

The following letter was read from Mr. R. M. Ong: 

"New Oki.kans, La.. Ausj. 12. 1905. 
"Mrs. luiiily L. X'ermillion, Smithfield, Ohio: 

Dear Mrs. X'ermillion: Your very kind favor 5th insl. 
with enclosures was duly received, for all of which please ac- 
cept the thanks of myself and family. I regret that none of 
us will be able to attend from here, but my brother Sam and 
some of his family residing in Newtown. (Jhio. may be there 
to represent our end of the Ong family. However, my 
brother is well along in \cars, and as he is somewhat feeble 
I am not sure that even he will be able to join the gathering. 

"1 have been urging my son, 'Walter J. Ong,' to try to 
attend, but it may be impossible for him to do so. He is 
located in Kansas City, but as he travels a great deal 
throughout Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Indian Terri- 
tory he has met several of the ( )ngs located in that section, 
and I know he has been planning to go if possible, and I 
wired him today urging him to do so if possible, so that our 
branch will not be entirely unrepresented. 

'T will mention that my brother Samuel and myself are 
all left out of a family of eleven consisting of eight boys and 
three girls. Our father was Jesse Ong and mother's maiden 
name was Kendall. We had the misfortune to lose one next 
to oldest son, 'Richard M. Jr.,' in March last from {)neu- 
monia. but of which I believe I wrote you previously, and 
also sent you copy of newspajjcr having accoinit of his life 
and death. He left a young widow and a fine three-year-old 
boy, 'Richard the 3rd.' 

"Please pardon me for burdening you with such a lotig 
letter, and we will be with you in spirit if not in person, ancl 
wisliing all of you a happy and joyous time. I am, 

"Yours .sincerely, R. M. C)ng. 

The next was a v(X"aI selection b\ Mrs. Kev. William 
Houston, entitled "Lindv O." 

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Mrs. William Parks of Smithfield, Ohio, recited "Tom's 
Little Star." 

The band then rendered a selection. 

By the President : 

"Owing to some parties having failed to get here we 
have been compelled, during our meeting, to call upon some 
without any notice whatever, or very short notice." 

Mr. Frank Hammond, of Columbus, Ohio, was then 
introduced by the President who made the following re- 
marks : 
"Air. President, Ladies and Gentlemen : 

"The President asked me to say a few words this morn- 
ing. I told him that I did not know that I could say any- 
thing, but there was one thing that I could do, and that was 
to stand up for the Ong family. 

"I met Joel Carr this morning and told him I might be 
called upon to make a few remarks, and told him if anything 
happened I wanted him to back me. 

"I am here to represent my mother's family. My 
mother, when I was three years old, was taken away, leaving 
four children, two boys and two girls. 

"The necessary flush which seemed to carry with it the 
expression of speech was not delivered unto me. 

"I am like my brother, who shortly after being admitted 
to the bar, and usually it is supposed to be the making of an 
orator — the Court appointed him to defend a young 
man who had done some slight offense. My brother 
devoted himself for about two weeks getting facts and evi- 
dence. After delivering his speech the Judge rendered 
his decision, the young man was sentenced to eight years in 
the penitentiary. He had spoken ten minutes and was glad 
that it was no longer or the man would have been electro- 

"I have a kindly feeling for my kinsmen and do not 
want to inflict any great punishment, so that is about all I 
have to say this morning." 

Professor A. C. Ong was then called upon, who made 
the following remarks, also a recitation : 

"I told the Doctor this morning when he came to me 
and said they were running short of people who might speak 

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to you. I sai<l to liini. "Do not call on mc. Doctor, unless it 
is a case of al)M>lutc necessity." ami telling him llial 1 had 
nt)t ijonc over anylhinj; in my tnind for ten years. He said. 
"Will you give us somelhinj^ brief?" 1 said, "I mij^dit \k 
able to say something,'.' 

"The liille >eleclit'n 1 am about lo render is very brief 
indeed, it is entitled 'The 15uj,de Sony:.' " 

"The r.ugle Song." 

r.\ Mr. luii^ene W. ( )n.i: : 

Mr. Chairman : It has been said that a man has a rij^ht 
to be heard when he has been charged with anything. .Mr. 
Frank Hammond has charged his brother I'red with sending 
a man to the j)enitentiar\. We should hear from Mr. I'red 

Mr. I""reil Hanmiond was then introduced by the Presi- 
dent and made the following remarks : 
Ladies aTid Gentlemen : 

I will not say that the gentleman liid not have cause to 
go to the penitentiary, but one thing sure, he went. 

.Xnother gentleman came to the office some time after 
that ; he seemed to have some one that he wanted to get out 
of the jK-nitentiary. I told him the success 1 had in getting 
one in. and I never had any clientage after from that source. 

I never tried to make any speeches, but have tried 
almost everything, and my brother has tried almnst everv- 
thing. and he also tried to drown, but we saved him. 

I am very glad that I have the privilege of being present 
today; it certainly has been pleasant. I am .sorry that T 
could not respond on the program, but I did not feel that I 
could stand up and give an address, and I thank you very 
much for relieving me of the responsibility. 

After a selection by the sextette entitled "Marching 
On" the morning session adjourned. 


17th .August, K/y). 

Till afternoon session was calleil to order by the Presi- 
dent at two o'clock. 

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The entire assemblage then arose and sang "America." 

Mr. Roy McClave of Steubenville, Ohio, was then in- 
troduced by the President and made the following remarks : 
"Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen : 

"I thank you kindly that you have permitted these brief 
remarks that I am making this afternoon to be made at this 
time rather than when it was scheduled upon the program, 
due to the fact that I deem it a high privilege and honor to 
address you this afternoon in the presence of these three 
Aunts and Grandmother who made it possible to have a 
reunion of the Ong family. 

"One of my predecessors said that a man was sent to 
the penitentiary for a number of years, and if he had spoken 
longer he would have gone for life. I had a brother also 
who tried a case for a client for stealing a hog. The client 
said to my brother, "I did not steal that hog and I wish you 
would defend me.' My brother asked the client as to what 
he would pay him, and the client said, T have not much, but 
I will pay you with the hog.' 

"We all live in a great country and amid a great people. 
From East to West, from North to South there flows a 
stream of busy life. Today we awake to be a nation at 
peace, tomorrow engaged in the throes and amid the turmoil 
and strife of war. The roar and sound of the cannon are 
now hushed by the school bell. We look to Lookout Moun- 
tain as one of the early scenes of our country. Today we 
look at Chicago and Cleveland and other places as some of 
the scenes of our country. Liberty from the severity of 
English rule and taxation was secured, the yoke of slavery 
was broken, and the Fourteenth Constitutional amendment, 
giving all men equal rights, had its origin at Lookout Moun- 

"Today in the palaces of the rich and amid the humble 
homes of the poor, we see the same spirit of restlessness and 
desire for peace. The thought that the rich are growing 
richer and the poor becoming poorer is ever in the minds of 
the striving people. The labor question has not been solved 
and needs our earnest thought. We must blush with shame 
and anger when we consider the political greed and graft 
having sucked the blood from the veins of the public life 
until the body is almost exhausted. Some officeholders have 
sold their honor for a mess of gold pottage. Public censure, 

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the prt-ss aiul the iiiibiascd use of the ballot box will alone 
help solve this problem. 

"That ei;.;hty millions of pcoi)Ie live upon one continent 
and are controlled by one government is somethini,^ to he 
proud of. Ours is truly a j^-reat country. The united ef- 
forts of all the people aj^ainst any potentate or foreij;n power 
should },Mve us -reat prestii^e anionj^^ the people of the world. 

"iMay this brief sketch of some of the important prob- 
lems of our country impress us with doini,^ our iluty, how- 
ever little, and then we would say, 

"Waste nut your hour nor in the vain pursuit 
Of this and that endeavor and dispute; 
Would you that span.u:le of existence spend 
AIx)ut a secret? Quick about it frieml, 
A hair, perhaps, divides the false and the true — 
And upon that, prithee, does life depend." 

There was then music by the band. 

Hon. Walter C. Ong of Cleveland, Ohio, was then in- 
troduced by the President, who delivered the following ad- 
dress : 

"Mr. Chairman, Relatives and Fellow Citizens: Re- 
unions not only call together men and women of some fra- 
ternal association, or patriotic devotion, or men formerlv 
associated together in a life and death struggle for the main- 
tenance of their flag and national honor, but bring together 
that which is the foundation of all civic and militarv organi- 
zations, or the mother of them all. so to speak, the blood and 
intermarried relations of one familv. 

"Among the first steps taken by the human familv 
toward civilization, away back in the dark ages, was that of 
associating together in tnie small band those known t<-> be of 
bl(H>d relation. These family associations afterwards canie 
together as one community, and communities associated to- 
gether one with the other, forming nations. Thus the 
faindy has been f(jr many generations past, an<l will be for 
Kcnerations to come, a substaiuial and marked characteristic 
of all the civilized people of ilu- world. 

"Well may that man or in this twentieth cen- 
tury be proud who is a member of a large familv of blood 
and intermarried relations, which is free from the dark sjKJts 


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of crime, and from the stain of immoral and profligate habits. 

"You have probably observed from the program that 
there has been assigned to me by the committee a broad, 
comprehensive and extended subject, "Our Past, Present 
and Future." 

"Of the past, history records many noble deeds and 
praiseworthy achievements of our ancestors to which we 
refer with mingled feelings of pride and admiration. The 
Revolutionary War had the patriotic and loyal services of 
one of the early ancestors of the family, characterized by so 
high a degree of soldiership and patriotism that history has 
recorded his name. I refer to Jacob Ong, my great, great 
grandfather, who carried messages as a young man from 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to then Fort Pitt, now Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania, a long, hazardous route. Although 
surrounded on all sides by deep forest containing hostile 
Indians, yet this man, commissioned by General Washington 
to perform that dangerous and highly important duty, did it 
with that fearlessness and resolute determination which has 
marked the name of his family from that time to the present. 

"There are in the early history of the family many other 
brave and laudable deeds, and I am glad to say to you, my 
relatives, that the degree of bravery and loyalty exhibited by 
our ancestors in the Revolutionary War has distinguished 
the family as one of the earliest founders of this great 

"Again in the early struggle of our forefathers for the 
establishment of a commercial country, our name appears 
among the foremost leaders in that great undertaking and 
enterprise which has resulted in the making of the greatest 
commercial republic known among men. 

"As time progressed and the family lines broadened, 
every honorable avocation and profession, save that of the 
law, was marked and contributed to by your ancestors. 
Farming, merchandising, trades of all kinds, educational in- 
terests, the ministry and the medical profession, were among 
those represented. Dr. Nathan Ong in that early day was 
known as a leading physician and surgeon of his time. He 
stood high in the community in which he lived, and was 
noted for his high sense of honor, noble character and up- 
right life ; this man helped to lay the cornerstone, and build 
upon it those many and indispensible traits of honor, in- 

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dustry and integrity, which contributed to the birth and rise 
of the American j^nxernnient. 

"In this early day and a^^e. of which I have been speak- 
nij,'. >our name, your ancestors, took important and active 
parts m the bettering,' and aichni; in the accompHshment of a 
hi^dier and more sid)stantial eiUicatioii than the carlv colonics 
were then tiiftc-d with, or could obtain. l]oth man an(f 
woman by the name of Onj^ assisted in the instruction an.l 
teaclun^' of the people. From that date down to the present 
the fannly has been marked for its able and efticiciit services 
ni the cause of education. 

"( )ur family has taken an important part in the develop- 
ment of the aj^^ricuhural iiUerest of tlu- nation. In this pres- 
ent day and a^a- in many portions of this continent, from its 
northern limits to the sunnv line of the South, from its 
water-bordered Kast to the ^^reat golden line of the West 
an Ong may be found at the jilow. or dircctinj.^ the harvest- 
mg of some agricultural product. 

"You cannot expect mc to take vour time in naming all 
ni the various departments and avocations of life, who have 
participated with distinction therein. In the time allotted 
me I can name only a few of those well known to us but I 
have the same reverence and high regard for many others 
which time prevents my naming. 

"Again referring to the medical profession, todav some 
of the members of this familv rank among the fir'^t'of the 
common practitioners of the land. I-ollowing his renowned 
ancestor I desire to name one of the most promising phvsi- 
cians and surgeons of his day. though the light of life went 
out when young. Dr. Jacob I'atter.son Ong. He was well 
educated, careful and thoroughly posted in all the intricacies 
of his profession, and was pointed out as a rising and comine 
man of medicine an<l surgery. While obtaining great dis- 
tniction in his profession, .leatli called and Dr. jac^b Patter- 
son Ong was no more, but he left [o his profession and to 
the world a marked career, though of short duration. 

"Following Dr. Jacob Patterson ( )ng. I take the lihertv 
" referring to a brother of mine, a phvsioian an.I surgeon'. 
Ur. .Albert R. Ong. Presi.lent of this our first reunion n{ the 
laniily. as Ix-ing a man up to the highest mark Dr. Nathan 
Ong ever set in honor, integritv and industrv. His hi<di- 
"ini.l.d hfe and noble character are a<lmired bv all who 

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know him. No man has more carefully practiced the pro- 
fcs.sion of medicine, or given it more conscientious study and 
care than Dr. Albert R. Ong. 

"Among the younger generation with the highest pros- 
pects for success in the medical profession may be mentioned 
Dr. Harlin Ong of Prtland, Oregon, and Dr. Franklin Ong 
of Unionport, Ohio. There are others likewise prominent 
in the present age, and with as much hope of the future as 
those to whom I have referred. 

"Permit me to turn for a moment to the history, so far 
as known to me, of the teachings by the members of our 
family of the Holy Bible, and the ministry for the good of 
mankind. I refer first to the aged and venerable Rev. 
Jacob Ong. who, although not having the notoriety given to 
ministers in after years, was a true, loyal Christian of his 
day, in the church of his first love, that of the Quaker. Fol- 
lowing him and his teachings, I come again to the present. 
With many of the members of the family devout always in 
the Christian belief and faith. Rev. William P. Ong of 
Columbus, Ohio, who has been for many years a strong, 
faithful noted minister of the gospel, and whom you have 
heard on this occasion, is marked not only for his intellect 
and ability as a preacher, but wherever seen and heard his 
religious character is looked up to and admired. I must be 
permitted to refer to a brother, a minister of the gospel of 
not many years standing, but marked from the very incep- 
tion with a sincere devotion and loyalty to the teachings of 
the Bible, Rev. O. B. Ong of Wilson Mills, Ohio. But, 
my relatives, allow me to add a word as to the mothers 
of W. P. and O. B. Ong. Their mothers were both devout 
and Christian spirits, teaching and devoting a life time to 
the furtherance of the great cause of Christianity, and I be- 
lieve today of all the Christian people that inhabit the Great 
Beyond, no two lives are more brilliant than that of the 
mother of W. P. Ong and the mother of O. B. Ong. These 
two men have inherited and responded to the belief, thought 
and life of their mothers. 

"I desire especially to refer to the commercial and busi- 
ness interest taken part in by the name. Turning for a 
moment to the great West. At Centerville, Iowa, John I. 
Ong has not only helped to develop the great West by his 
strong qualities of business and integrity, by his faithful- 

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ncss to all trusts imiKist-d upon liiiii. but has placed our name 
anioiij^^ tlic lirit. in his section of the West. Aj^ain, in ])oint- 
in^' to the accoinphshiUL-nts of the name, 1 refer to a man 
who was raised in this conununity, not starting; hfe under 
the int>st favt.rahk- ccncHtions, on account of the death of his 
father at an early aj^e, he had to make his own \va\ , assistin.;^ 
at the same time his mother and two sisters. \et this youni^' 
man. full of ri{;ht and brij^ht spirits, entered a mercantile 
estahlishmeiit in a humble capacity, and has now risen to be 
the equal of any business man in the n«.rthern part of (^hio 
andis now at the iiead of, owns and j^uides a ^-reat hardware 
busuiess at Salcm, Ohio, with his industry and capabilities. 
Strictly adherint,^ to the hi.L,diest dei,-ree of mtci^ritv. indu>;try 
and honesty, he has made his mark. This man is .Addison 
Carr of Salem, Ohio. 

"I look into the face of a man in this lartje audience who 
was also a boy in this comnumitv and started in life largely 
handicapped. His father died when he was voun^\ leavinj^' 
two brothers and a sister young^er than himself. He went 
forth to make his way and to rear and f^niide those that were 
youn^'er. and located in rittsbur-h, IVnnsvIvania. and there 
starte.l m the mercantile business, and vear bv rear he has 
stru^-j,ded on. and today is a member of a large'business hrni 
I his man you are and well inav be proud of. because his 
accomplishments mark him as one of the best business men 
of the country. 1 refer to Finlev K. Qnt^r of IMttsbur-h 

"Our family has contributed prominenth in the direc- 
tion of the financial institutions of this and other communi- 
ties of our country. Married into the On- family was •, 
man l)orn and raised in this community, wIkI was not only a 
teacher in his youn^r ^javs. but who entered actively into the 
bankin^r business, jly faithful .leyoiion to that interest by 
a hi^di (k-K^ree of mte.i^rity, by his faithfulness to the trusts 
imixjsed. an.l with a mental capacity that was far superior 
to many, he made a mark in this community written as hi<di 
on the smxil of honor and attainments as any enrolled" upon 
that tablet. Apparently in full life and health, he was 
stricken without a moment's warning, and met the reward 
that auaits a ^j.muI man. I le left as an example to all risiuL' 
youiiK men in this and oth.r immunities as hiuh a reputa- 
tion f..r honesty an.l h.Mior as any man .-yer had' in this com- 
munity. Loyed by all, this man was William \ermill,un 

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"Another who became noted in this coninuinity, not only 
as a banker, but as one of its most prominent and influential 
citizens, was Mifflin Ong, a brother of mine, who at the time 
of his decease, was vice president of the Smithfield National 
Bank, one of the strongest financial institutions of South- 
eastern Ohio. 

"Among the other professions and avocations I must 
not omit a word as to the law. I do not know of any law- 
yers in the early history of the family, but know many 
present members of the legal profession and of the judiciary 
of our family, who by their high principles and ability have 
won an enviable position in their profession, I turn with 
pride to Judge Ong of Colorado, Permit me to say to you 
who are unacquainted with him, that he is true to all that 
makes the judiciary great, and possesses honesty of purpose, 
knowledge of the law, and the courage of his convictions. 
He is kind in every word and move, yet fearless in the right. 

"Referring to the part taken by the name of the family 
in the great educational interest of the people, allow me to 
call your attention to that of Prof. A. C. Ong of Omaha, 
Nebraska. He has established for himself not only a repu- 
tation among the best in the entire country over the branches 
that he teaches, but he is at the head of one of the leading 
institutions in the West, a man devoted to the love of truth 
and knowledge. 

"I also speak of one beloved by all who knew him, either 
in or outside of the blood lines of the family, Prof. Lemuel 
W. Ong of Richmond College, this State, and I believe that 
among the stars, dififer as they do one from the other, and 
yet each doing its part to make the vault of heaven lumin- 
ous, shines the name of Prof. Lemuel W. Ong with a bril- 
liant efifulgence, quite distinctive and all its own. He as 
much as any man I ever knew fulfilled the proverbial in- 
junction : "Be ye therefore as wise as serpents and harmless 
as doves." A graduate of Meadville College, Meadvillc, 
Pennsylvania, with a character unsurpassed for integrity and 
devotion to the truth, he entered the field of high professor- 
ship in Richmond College of this State. Later he became 
President of that college, with Dr. Albert R. Ong as vice 
president. He lead on in his great work, not only teaching 
and guiding aright the young who attended the college, but 
with the assistance of Dr. Ong and Prof. S. S. Simpson, an 


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able member of the faculty, he biiih up an excellent institu- 
tion of hij^her education. Prof. Lemuel W. On^^'s attain- 
ments were not limited and confined {o ability as an instruc- 
tt»r. but 1 believe ( knowing' him well) that the .State of Ohio 
never had born within its confines, or had witiiin its limits a 
better teacher, or a more elcHiuent orator than Prof. Lenuiel 
\V. Onj.j. This j^rand man was by the An^'cl of Death sum- 
monetl hence at the ai;e of thirty-three years, and left to the 
w-orld his fine record as a man. and grand achievements in 
his profession. 

"Xow. Mr. Chairman. I wish to call the attention of this 
asseniblai,a' for a moiuent to the war record of the name of 
Onp in the .service of this country. Let me assure vou. one 
and all. thai from the days of the Revolutionary War. from 
that j^rand man of whom I have spoken, down to the Span- 
ish-American War. no attack has been made upon this conn- 
try, no domestic insurrection has prevailed or existed with- 
out the name of Ong: beinc: written upon the muster rolls and 
records of the soldiery enlisted in behalf of this country. In 
the last Spanish-.\merican War no less than five marched 
to the relief of downtrodden Cuba. 

"In one of the j^rcatest wars of historv, the ji^reat strutj- 
i^k between the Xorth anrl the South, some ei,i?ht or icii 
Onj;s enlisted in the I'nion Army and helped to their utmost 
in maintaininj^' the I'nion. 

"Permit me to refer for a moment to the Ongs of West 
\ irj,nnia. In 1861. at apes rant,Mng from seventeen vears to 
twenty-two years, four enlisted in the Fourth \'ir,t,nnia Res^i- 
ment. Company F. Lieutenant I-'inlev D. J. On'i^, William 
Cuppy Ongr (now present at this reunion). I'inlev }. l )n.i;. 
and Theodore Ong were all soldiers from 18^)1' to 1865. 
J'mley I). Onp was wounded at X'icksburc:. captured aiid 
afterwards died in a field hospital. Theod(')re Onj,' was in- 
jured by having: a piece of the skull shot awav. was brou-ht 
home after two years' service and died of the injuries re- 
ceived in the army. William Cuppv (^nj; served four years 
and f(nir months, passed throu.i^h the battles of \icksbnr'- 
Mission Ri<ls:e, Cedar Creek, Snicker's Fcrrv and other teP- 
nble enj^'aj^'ements. 

I)nrin^,r the services of the On^' name a remarkable inci- 
<lc-nt grew out of the capture of John ( )ng. then a memlur of 
a confederate regiment, Lieutenant linlev U. Ung being 


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made his personal guard as a prisoner of war from the field 
of capture to Wheeling, West Virginia. 

"Turning for a moment to the acts and achievements of 
Linley Ong, who enlisted at the tender age of nineteen years 
in the 40th O. V. I., Company I, and served faithfully in 
every engagement to which his regiment was called, bore the 
part of a soldier bravely, honorably in all things up to the 
time when he was stricken in the hospital in his last illness 
with death, a marked soldier of the country for which he 
gave his life. 

"Colonel Isaac Ong was a member of the fearless and 
strong First Virginia Cavalry. He bore the burdens of war, 
and did his part in sustaining the Stars and Stripes, and was 
mustered out at the close of the war with all honor. 

"I come again and lastly, to another, an older brother 
of mine, who enlisted when President Lincoln made his sec- 
ond call to arms. Finley Ong, then a young man in full life 
and promise of the future, joined the 126th Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry, Company H. He with William Ford, George 
Paxton and Joseph DeYorman, in the same regiment with 
Sheriff Moore (now present), enlisted from the school dis- 
trict of Blue Ridge, this township, and went into the service 
in 1863. For a year and a half of long struggle and hard 
battles, Finley Ong escaped the death message, and kept the 
honor mark where Linley and Isaac and all the Ongs par- 
ticipating in the war had placed it. In 1864, General Grant 
in command of all the armies of the United States, sup- 
ported by that great and good man, Abraham Lincoln, un- 
dertook that policy which was subsequently made famous 
by his dispatch, "I propose to fight it out on this line if it 
takes all summer." On the morning of the 6th of May, 
1864, the second day of the terrible battle of the Wilderness, 
the great line of battle was drawn up, and in front was the 
126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In the foremost rank was 
one bearing our name, our representative in arms standing 
for the flag of his country and the honor of his government. 
On that morning a charge was made upon the breastworks 
of the confederate army, and the 126th Ohio Regiment was 
reduced by death to 126 men. Company H being cut to the 
number of 13. Finley Ong, with determination to sustain 
not only the government for you and me, but to carry to 
victory the banner of the nation, was one of the leaders in 

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the second charge, ami fell a mortally wouiuled soldier. 
riie Lnioii troops willulrew to recruit ami re-charge. 
While lying upon that hliKjdy tieUl in the throes anil agonies 
of ilealli he wa.s captured and carried to a rebel tent and 
thrown in a corner upon a bundle of ^traw. \\ liile he was 
thus enduring the pains of deaih a W isconsin cjfVicer was 
brL>ught in. shot tiirough the arm. SlKjrtly afterward a 
rebel commander entered and said to this ollicer, ll you, sir, 
are ever permittetl to return to the North, 1 warn you never 
to take up arms again against this great Southern Confed- 
eracy.' Your relati\e and mine heard the remark, and rais- 
ing him.self upon his elbow, said, "ll 1 were not a mortally 
wounded man I would get up and kick you from this tent.' 
Then he commenced to sing that old hymn, 'Jesus, lover of 
my soul,' and while singing the first three or f<iur lines the 
Angel of Death appeared, wrapped his spirit in the tlag of 
immortality and bore it home to the God who gave it. 

"We have great cause to be proud of the records of our 
soldier relatives. 

"Sitting at my left are three of my dear old aunts, 
daughters of my grandfather, l-'inley Ong. The first antf 
eldest of the three is Aunt Kliza Ann Lewis, now a woman 
marked with years and much evidence of the hurdins she 
has borne, but always true to the highest instincts of 
womanhood, devout to the truth and blessed with all the 
noble endowments of a mother. 

"Next is Emily Chadwell, a dear aunt, many years a 
widow, with one child living, Ida Chadwell. Xo wDman 
has Ix'en any more faithful to all that is good, nor has any 
one more truly discharged the duties of true womanhooil and 
of a mother. 

"lastly to the youngest, dear Aunt Rachel llamiltou. 
While no marked favors ever existed in this large family. 
yet. if any were shown, or if any one has been the [)et. it is 
Ainit Rachel, and I think I ma\ truthfully say that she is to 
some extent the fav(»rite of us all. She, too, has been always 
industrious, Unal to all that is good, and ever strtiggled to 
write lur name among the highest, honored and devoted of 

"I also desire to speak of the man who is believed to be 
the oldest Ong living, one who has led a sturdy, (piiet, 
honest, impartial life. True lo all the instincts of g(H)d man- 

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kind, true to every purpose that makes man the image and 
idol of God. That man is Abraham Ong, who is present 
here today, and is marked by the silvery hairs of a genera- 

"Now, Mr. President, may I not turn for a moment to 
the young of the name that are present of both sexes, and 
urge upon them the great necessity of an industrious and 
upright life, that they in the future may mark all under- 
takings with as much distinction, honor and credit to them 
and theirs as those to whom I have referred in the past and 
present. I beseech you, young people bearing our name, 
that you receive, carry out and enforce this trust without 
deviation, spot or corruption, but, on the other hand, in the 
practice of your chosen profession and business, aim to 
mark high, characterizing your lives by integrity, honor and 

"A word in conclusion as to my fellow citizens and 
neighbors who have attended this the public day of the Ong 
reunion at Smithfield, Ohio. Standing now, as I do, beside 
the grave of my father and my forefathers, standing by the 
side of the graves of your ancestors, I thank you first for 
your kind treatment, for your attendance and for your at- 
tention. Believe me when I say to you that no community 
has a better record for, or has contributed more to the good 
of this country than Smithfield and Smithfield Township. 
And to you all, relatives and friends, may our good God in 
the future continue His guidance in the right and to bestow 
His blessings on all, until the breaking of the light of eternal 

The next in order was a selection by the quartette enti- 
tled "Blessed Book." 

By the President : 

"We are very sorry that the next speaker is absent. For 
the last twenty years I have had correspondence with Judge 
Ong, and I have found no Ong any place at home or abroad 
that has expressed more interest in the family than has 
Judge Ong. I received a letter from him a few days ago 
assuring me that he would be here with us. He further 
said that should anything occur by reason of which he would 
not be able to be here he would forward his address, but I 
have heard nothing since, but I want to say that we have 

156 Oiiii FainHy History. 

mi>sfcl a treat by rt-asun of his absence, and no one reijrets 
it more than I. and perhaps 1 know more of Jndj^e On^ than 
any person here. He does not come down the hne of Jacob 
Onjj, of w hicli we are descendants ; he comes down the Hne 
of Jeremiah ( )nJ^^ Those descenchmts emij^rated to the 
West and there we tind them for the most part. He was to 
tell us totlay of that branch of the family, and that of course 
you will learn now in the book we propose to have printed. 
"I desire to say if there is one person present who has 
not re|;istered N\ho has Ong blood in them, or has married 
into the Ong family, please attend to that as soon as this 
session closes. 

"We arc here and we have asked our friends to come 
here todav to meet witli us. Now we have purposely re- 
served time by which we might be permitted to intermingle 
with you. When this session closes please remain with us 
and mingle with us. 

"I have handed to me a telegram from a son of Prof. 
L. W. ( )ng. of whom my brother has spoken, he who 
foinuled Richmond College, a man with whom I was asso- 
ciated, and there is no man, living or dead, for whom I have 
more c<tecm than Prof. L. W. Ong. This is from his son : 
"New ^'ork City. Aug. 16, i()0$. To the Secretary of the 
Ong Reunion: May your reunion be a big success. Ex- 
press my regrets for absence. Register me as a member of 
the Ong family. Yours respectfully. Dana Ong." 

There was then a vocal selection by Mr. Emmett Ong. 
After a selection by the band the afternoon session 

17th August, 1905. 
The evening session opened at seven o'clock with music 
The rejKirt of the Nominating Committee was made by 
Mr. luigcne W. Ong as Chairman, which was as follows: 

"Mr. Chairman, Indies antl Centlemen: ^'o^r Nomi- 
nating Committee, ap|Knnted to name an I-'xecutive Commil- 
tec to have in charge the matter of lioUling in five years ati- 

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other reunion, which we trust will be as happy and success- 
ful as this proved to be, nominate the following : 

"Dr. Albert R. Ong. 

"Finley K. Ong. 

"Nicholas Ong. 

"Miss Hattie Galbraith." 

A motion was made that the report of committee be 
accepted and that the members of the family nominated con- 
stitute such a committee, which was seconded and unani- 
mously carried. 

By the President : 

"Mr. Oliver Phipps, who is a descendant of Dr. Nathan 
Ong, will now talk to us for a few moments.' 
"Mr. President, Relatives, Friends and Acquaintances : 

"I feel at the present time greatly honored with the 
privilege of speaking to you, just for two or three minutes, 
and in order to make just as brief as possible what I have to 
say I desire to state in the beginning that there never has 
been in the history of my life an hour when there has been 
welling up in my heart more gratitude to God than there is 
at this present moment for the privilege of having attended 
this reunion. 

"The Ong family has been discussed pro and con so ably 
by the very elegant speakers, and surely I can say most 
earnest speakers, who have preceded me that it removes the 
necessity of a repetition by me, but I have been asked by 
the Doctor, the President of this reunion, to speak briefly 
of the Ong family. That gives me the right to claim the 
Ong blood that flows through my veins, of which I am justly 
proud. Nathan Ong, to whom we have heard an illustrious 
tribute paid as a professional man, a man of integrity and 
honor, a man that blessed this country by his profession, was 
my grandfather, and Mary Ong, or pardon me if I refer to 
her as she was later known as "Aunt Polly Naylor" of 
Smithfield, was my own sainted grandmother, of whom, if 
ever any man on God's green earth had a right to be proud 
of his ancestors, I had a right to be proud of old Aunt Polly 
Naylor of Smithfield, with whom most of you are ac- 
quainted. God bless the memory of my sainted grand- 

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inutlKT, ami lur name was Ong, although mine ha[)i>eiis to 
be sioiiK'thiiig el>e. 

"Xathaii Ong's family, as 1 have already said, has been 
ilisciissetj before yt)ii by much more able speakers than 1, 
therefore it >nrticeth fur me to say that my aged mother, 
who is on the platform tonight, I l)elieve is the only living 
member of Nathan ( )ng's family. iJefore I go farther. Doc- 
tor, may I add a request of my aged mother, and that is this, 
that anyl)ody whose name is Ung, or, as the Doctor has said, 
has Ong bl(X)d llowing through tiicir veins, and lias not 
spoken to Mary I'hipps. the f)nly living daughter or child of 
Nathan ( )ng. she asks it as a favor if you possibly can grij) 
her hand in a hearty handshake, because she feels that as 
the declining years are approaching this will be the last re- 
union she will ever be permitted to attend. 

"May I say further that there is represented upon this 
platform tonight four generations of the Phipps family 
alone, so we arc productive according to God's blessed word 
that we nndtiply and rei)lenish the earth, and we have been 
blessed with being among the best class of peoj)le that the 
world ever knew." 

The ne.xt in order was a recitation by Miss Eileen Ong 
of Wilson .Mills, ( )hio, entitled ••The P.ridge of Steel." 

Then followed a recitation by little Miss Eugenia Ong 
of ( )niaha. Nebraska. 

There was then a selection by the band. 

Prof. A. C. Ong of Omaha. Nebraska, was again called 
ujxju for a recitation. 
By Prof. A. C. Ong: 
"My Dear Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

■"This is a little out of my line of work for the last ti n 
years, and the selection I shall attempt to recite lor \ou, i 
believe. I have not gone over for ten years or more, and it 
has only been at the request of those in charge that 1 con- 
sented at all to appear again before you. The piece I shall 
reciti- to you is entitled 'The lilacksmith's Stor\ .' " 

Kev. O. H. ( )ng of Wilson .Mills, Ohio, was then intro- 
duced by the I'resident, who delivered the following closing 
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"I do not know how entertaining I may be, but we used 
to be boys together, I think most of us, and I am going to 
ask you to just bear with me a Httle while and give me your 
attention. I beUeve you will do it. 

"I deem it a great pleasure to have the privilege of 
. standing before you in the closing session of this our first 
reunion. For weeks and months we have been talking and 
looking forward to the time when we would meet loved ones 
whom we had not seen for years, and the pleasure of meet- 
ing those whom we had never seen. In our imagination 
days and weeks before the time of our meeting we visited 
with our loved ones, we talked over the joys and sorrows of 
other days. We met our stranger relatives, looked into 
their faces, learned of their family pleasures as well as their 
griefs ; in fact we had gone over in detail the happenings of 
these two days as a reality, all based upon the fact that writ- 
ten statements were given out by those in authority that such 
an event as this would take place ; and as the result of our 
confidence and faith we have been privileged to meet once 
more as families ; but we can never hope to meet again in this 
life as we have met here today. These thoughts and facts 
bring sadness to our hearts, but we must meet them. 

"We have a great deal to say about this, the record 
breaking twentieth century, in which we are living, and 
from many standpoints we have a right to be proud of this 
our day. In place of the tedious, wearisome stage coach 
we have been given the beautiful, comfortable parlor, dining 
and sleeping car with almost incredible speed. We are able 
to sit in our homes and at our desks and talk with loved ones 
and friends and transact business hundreds of miles awav. 
But last week two of our great ships of war, while hundreds 
of miles from land, were able to communicate with each 
other, though two hundred and sixty-two miles apart, by the 
use of the wireless telegraphy. We are lost in wonder at 
the master workmanship of mankind. But with all of this 
aggressiveness and our faith in man's future attainments, 
there is this fact that confronts us : that as a people we have 
less faith and more unbelief in the written declarations of 
God pertaining to the great Judgment Day and the future 
life of the soul than at any time since the Christ of God was 
cradled in the manger. Will we not believe what God has 
said to us? 

"I want to say here that I shrank from the place that 

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lias hctii a^sij^iKcl mv, but as 1 liavo been asked to close this 
reunion. 1 have truly plead with God that some how He 
nii^dit entrust me with the fire wi»rd that would bej^et faith 
in .some human soul which is in this audience to believe in 
the ^'reat (lod who sits on the Throne tonij^dit. The judj^:- 
ment da\ is before us. We are livini,^ in a time of unbelief 
and infidelitv. when the teachiui^s of the faithful Saints of 
tiod are heeded not. but nevertheless God's written state- 
ments are true. 

"We are told by some of the brightest minds of this day 
that the world is .u^rowinij better; in the face of all that God 
has declared that man shall wax worse and worse. You 
mav ask. how can this be when the God of love that you 
talk about has created us in his own ima^^^c. and then declare 
we will wax worse and worse? I will ,i,Mve you the reason. 
It is unbelief in His <leclarations. We have been warned 
by God of the power of the Devil. He has been defined as 
the Prince of the Power of the air. yet in the face of this 
and the warnings that have come down thnMiirh the lont^ 
vista of time to this day. we ^^o about our business from 
dav to day unconscious, as it were, of the influences which 
are around and about us. and as a result of heedinij not the 
warninj^s of God there naturally follows a separation that 
divorces us farther and farther from the preat thouj^ht of 
God in our creation. It has always bepotten a feelinj^ of 
jealousv. criticism, and many times persecution from the 
world for a man to stand by the old Bible as the inspireij 
word of God. 

"When God spoke to N'oah, that hero and patriarch of 
the antediluvian age. to build an ark for himself and family, 
for a flood was comint:. it stirred the world. We can imac^- 
inc some thinps Xoah had to meet. Doubtless there were 
those who were his superior in education, wealth and influ- 
ence, who tried to point out to him the fallacy of his under- 
takinc:. but in the face of all discourai^ements he moved 
steadilv on, actinj^j his faith in the Goil who had spoki-n, 
thus securing for himself a place in sacred history that 
would Ik' cherished by anpels. While God never spoke to 
but one man to build an ark. I am plad there are passes }\(^ 
has si)oken to all mankind, and it is to a few of these utter-; 
ances that I desire to call your further attention. 

"Now. there are a few words that I want to (luote to 
you, recorded in the jx-rcious wtird of (iod, and, dear ones, 

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we can never go astray by heeding God's declarations re- 
corded in holy writ. There is one thing about this platform 
that pleases nie, and that is to see the worn Bible. God saw 
the necessity of uttering something that might bring cheer to 
our hearts in this day when the world is bidding so high for 
our every ambition. The word reads like this : "Eye hath not 
seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of 
man, the things which God hath prepared for those who love 
him.' Is there anything for us to live for? Is there any- 
thing in the future that is inviting men and women to higher 
attainments than this world can give? 

"Dear ones, it seems to me there is embodied in these 
words something which should separate you and me from 
this old world and unite us more devotedly to the things 
which are imperishable. 

"We view the beauties of nature and are lost in wonder 
at God's handiwork. We walk down through our gardens 
and are amazed, and cannot understand the perfume and 
bloom of the flowers which give forth a beauty and odor 
that makes us rejoice on account of the privilege we have of 
coming in contact with them. We look over the harvest 
fields with their golden fruitage waving their banners of 
invitation to the harvest-gatherer that successful victory has 
been won ; our hearts are stirred as we view this picture, 
but remember God has declared, 'Eye has not seen nor ear 
heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man the 
things which God hath prepared for those who love him.' 
We walk up and down the avenues and look with wonder at 
the beautiful homes, with their winding walks bounded on 
either side by the terrace green. We drive through the 
parks rested and refreshed by their blooming flowers and 
living foundtains. We look over the western horizon at the 
setting sun casting its golden rays upon the snow banked 
clouds, thus giving a picture that no artist has ever been able 
to catch, and we cry out from the depths of our souls, 
'Wonderful, wonderful are the beauties of the Divine Artist, 
but in the face of all this the God of Power and Beauty has 
declared, 'Eye hath not seen or ear heard, neither hath it en- 
tered into the heart of man the things which God hath pre- 
pared for those who love Him.' 

"Isn't it strange after all what God hath said and done 
to convince a lost world of the place of grandeur he has 
prepared for those who will serve Him, that so very few are 

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Nvilliii}^ to separate themselves from a life of sin ami im- 
purity to that of rij^hteoiisuess and holy joy. God's eternal 
truths must he faced, lie has declared. 'Except ye he Ijorn 
ajjain \e can in no wise enter the kinmlom of Chh\.' How 1 
praise Him tonight for the alarm that was sounded in mv 
early life hy a precious, sainted mother that I must appear 
at the ijreat jud.q;ment day. Her words many times were 
unheeded. We accused her often of heini; over anxious, hut 
God had given her a picture of 'the things he had prepared 
for those who love Him' which fired her heart to an untiring 
zeal an<l faith in God that not one of her sons or daughters 
shoidd miss their reward. How we should hon<ir and cher- 
ish the memories of sainted parents and diligently seek to 
know and do the will of their God. My prayer is that the 
precious Holy Ghost may fire each of our hearts tonight to a 
life of hlessing and i)ower that our lives may he fixed luiuin- 
aries in the spiritual night of our children and loved ones. 
"Beloved, the time has come when we must say fare- 
well ; some of us will part to meet no more on this earth, hut 
as we separate let us covenant with God that our lives shall 
be so in accord with His will that when the storms and 
trials of this life are o'er we each and all shall have a grand 
and eternal reimion in Heaven." 

The following report of the Committee on Resolutions 
was read by Mr. Eugene W. Ong : 

"Resolved. That we heartily thank the residents of 
Smithfield and vicinity for their most corilial welcome, 
ojjen-hearted hospitaIit\. and the uniform kindness and cour- 
tesy extended us on the occasion of our fust family reunion." 

Upon motion the resolution was unanimously adoi)ted. 

By Mr. luigene W. Ong: 

"Mr, Chairman. I also desire to move the adoption of 
the following resolution and with your leave, Mr. Chairman. 
I will put the (juestion in order to save you emharrassment : 

"Resolved, That the hearty congratulations and sincere 
thanks of the entire Ong family in reunion assembled be and 
hereby are extended t<j Dr. A. R. Ong. PresideiU ; h'inley K. 
Ong. \'ice President; Mrs. William \'ermillion, Secretary; 
Mrs. Aiuia Kaminski. Corresp<inding Secretary, and to each 
member of the seviral committees for their untiring efforts 
in promoting and conductijig this reimion. which in each anil 
everv res|»ect has been an un(|ualifu'il success." 


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The motion was seconded and unanimously carried. 

After singing "Blessed Be the Tie that Binds" the two 
days' session of the Ong reunion closed with the following 
benediction by Rev. W. P. Ong: 

"Lord God we thank Thee for what our eyes have seen 
and ears have heard during the days and hours that have 
passed in this assemblage and in this reunion. We thank 
Thee for the faces into which we have looked, for the words 
that have been spoken, for the inspiration that has come to 
our thoughts and hearts. We thank Thee for the message 
tonight ; we thank Thee for this reunion, and for the privi- 
lege that is ours of being present. As we separate we would 
invoke the blessings of God upon this community, upon the 
citizens of Smithfield, upon the citizens of this community, 
and the Ong family and all our dear friends in the name of 
Jesus Christ. May the blessings of the Lord attend them, 
and may the grace of God be in every heart and home. It 
may not be our privilege, our Divine Father, to attend the 
next reunion of our family. In the years that may come 
some will have passed to the other world. But, O God, we 
ask Thee that there may be more attention given to the 
necessity of believing in God and trusting in Him, and that 
we may all greet one another in Heaven. May there be a 
reunion there which will never be broken up. We ask this 
in Jesus' name. Amen." 


Brodie, Lillian Elva'" 108 
Broadwater, Edna M."' 110 

Helen Elizabeth" 110 
Binford, Amanda Ong' 75 

Estella" 76 

Everett J.'" 76 

Florence B."' 76 

Iva B.'" 76 

Loubie R.'" 76 
Blackburn, Mary Elizabeth*' 92 

Mary Eveline'" 92 

Maria Adaline'" 92 

Maud'" 92 

Samuel Denzil'" 92 
Burns. Nellie Belle" 96 

Eddie Earnest'" 96 

Gussie Belle'" 97 

Lonnie Levis'" 96 

Plummer Wilhelm'" 97 
Bell, Mabel Ong"' 104 

Marjorie" 105 
Carr, Mary Ong» 36 

Aletta" 36 

Ann' 36 

Addison M.'Se, 62 

Charles S.'" 63 

Lizzie May'" 63 

Raymond A.'" 63 
Chadwell, Emily Ong* 43 

Ida 44, 81 
Carpenter, Elizabeth" 72 

Caroline'" 72 

Mary Edna'" 72 
Cunningham, Barbara Ong" 84 

Charles C" 84 

Earlv Harrison'" 84 

Rudolph'" 84 

William Nathan'" 84 
Dorrance, Emma F. Ong'" 103 

Emma C." 103 

Maud E." 103 
Davis, Edna Ong'" 107 

Darthea" 107 

Helen Robinson" 107 

Margaret" 107 
Evans, Amanda Ong' 55 

Annabelle" 55 

Ada Virginia" 55 

Emma C." 55 

Harry L.' 55 

Julian Kinsey' 55 

John William' 55 

Evans, Mary Elizabeth' 55 

Mary Jane" 55 

Oliver McGrew' 55 

Robert' 55 
Elliott, Mary Cora" 118 

John Ralph'= 118 

William Jenings'^ 118 
Foster, Laura Young" 87 

Catharine'" 87 

FJarnest J.'" 87 

H. Alonzo'" 87 

Jennie'" 87 

Lena May'" 87 
Glass, Emma Ong" 91 

Arthur 0.'» 91, 113 
Gould, Abbie Ong" 97 

Lois Abbie'" 97 
Galbraith, Mary Ellen'" 107 

Harriet G." 108 

Roy Mifflin" 108 

Roy M." 119 

Mary Ellen'^' 119 
Gibbons, Eliza J." 85 

Albert W.'" 85 

Edith E.'" 85 

Emma L.'" 85 

Edwin D.'" 85 

Earnest M.'" 85 

Frederick R." 85 
Haines. Mary E." 70 
Charles'" 70, 112 

Tola Cuppy'" 70 
Hamilton, William' 82 

Annie B." 44 

Finley E.»44, 83 

Grace'" 83 

Jessie'" 83 

Jessie V." 44 

Olive'" 83 

Zana'" 8 3 

Rachel Ong' 44 

William S." 44 
Hill, Mary Elizabeth'" 109 
Hartnell. Adda L.'" 113 
Hammond, Frank N." 118 

Anna Celia" 102 

Charles Nathan" 118 

Frank" 102 

Fred" 102 

Fred M." 118 

Ida E.'" 102 

Mary Cora" 102 


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Hollls. neitha Oiik'" 104 

Uiilh (Vila" Htj 
Hoiisfdii. lA-nu Vrriiillllon'* 100 

David I. a 111 n" l(t<; 

Wllliaiii \\ riiilllion" lOG 
Jcmt'K. Uriwcra Oi>K' 41 

Annk'* 41.78 

.lohii* 41 
KhiKcy. .fiiliair lit 
KnckiicK. lUaiiclR' A.'" 110 
Kamiiiskv, Annie Ix»wls' 81 

Lillian Virginia'" 81 

Olive'" 81 
Li'wis. Kliza OnK^- 4i: 

Addison C 43. SO 

Addison ('arl.vle'"80 

Anna L.' 13 

Bessie n.'" Si 

Donald'- SI 

Klizabuth' 4:5 

Helen Amelia" 80 

Oliver N.' 43 

riiiininer' 81. 

I'ltiniiiH r V.' 43 

Holierl Oliver" 80 

W iillam T.' 43. 80 

Wilfred Irving'" 80 
Lansley .Marie Ong' 90. 

Adda L.'" 'tO 

Cerlrude O.'" 90 
Love, Kdna Onp' 97 

l':d\vard Lee" 97 

Margaret K."" 97 

.\aonii Klla'" 97 

Wesley" 97 
McGrcw. Mary Ong' 33 

Amanda F.' 33 

Kliza J.* 45 

.lacol) O.' 45 

James ,\.' 45 

Julia Anne* 33 

Mary* 33 

Hebecea Ong* 45 
Midili. Annie Ong' f,f, 

nianelie Adelphine'" 6G 

JoKeph UiiHsel" 06 

Marv Kllzaheth" 6G 
M.CIave. Klizabeth* 79 

Fred C." 79 

Hoy L."'79, n.H 
Merrvinan. Sarah A " 103 

ClIfTord L" 105 Kloyd D." 105. 

Hobcoe T." 105 
Magee, Jessie Ong"" 105 

r.ertha L." 105 

Kdna .M." 105 
Martain. Harriet Ong" 105 

J. Unssell'" 109 

Mary Irene" 105 

(JiK en Klisee" l(i5 
Moonev. Kva L." 114 

Kdward L" 114 

Maleolm O." 114 

Maria K." 114 

Holierl F." 114 
■! Nay lor. .Maria Ong" 49 
I Annie" 71 
' Charlie'" 71 

ICdwin'" 71 

Elizabeth'' 71 

.Mary Flizalieth' 50 

Nathan O.' 50 

Oliver' 71 
Newlln. Matilda Ong* 39 

Charles M.'" 71 

i:d;;ar S.'" 71 


Finley'39, 71 

Oliver' 39 
Nelli.s. Annie IJ.' 82 

Harry 11.'" 81i 

Jessie l-:.'" 82 

Mabel C." 82 

FanI F."' 82 
.\aylor. .\athan' 91. 
Ong. Alfred' 31. 32 
i Ann" 31, 33 

Aranilnta* 31 

.\daline' 32 

Al.rain' 32. 51 

Anna M.' 38 
I Albert U.' 39, 67 

Annie K." 41 

.Vnianda" 41 

Anderson C.* 41. 77 

Anderson" 44 

Austin' 45 

Addi.stui P.* 19, 90 

.Ainbrose" .'il 

AdalasKl' 52 

Aiirthnr (J* 52 

Albert Jacob* 52 

Abblr Maggie* 54 


Oiig Family History. 


Ong, Austin J.'" 60 

Alice B." 62 

Azallia DclI'" 66, 109 

Anderson ChadwelP" 78 

Albert F.'" 81 

Albert'" 91 

Andrew'" 91 

Ala'" 98 

Albert B."" 99 

Amanda Powell'" 99 

Annie'" 100 

Austin D.'" 106 

Andrew Walter" 111 

Barbara A." 44 

Barbara B.'» 83 

Belle Manrine'" 78 

Bertha B."J 58 

Caroline" 31, 46 

Charles L." 38, 66 

Carrie'' 45 

Clarence R" 53, 94 

Cordelia L.» 56 

Clarence E." 57 

Charles" 57 

Crawford-' 58, 102 

Clarence W.'" 58, 102 

Carrie B.'" 72 

Clara Emma'" 79 

Clara'" 79 

Charles F.'" 84 

Clarence K.'" 99 
Cliff'" 101 
Carlton G.'" 117 
Dinah' 28 
Debora" 32 
Delbert B." 41, 78 
David McK." 56, 95 
Dana'" 74 
Elizabeth' 19 
Esther' 21 
Elizabeth' 21. 
Eliza Ann" 30 
Emily" 30 
Eliza" 31 
Emily L." 36 
Emma L. 39. 
Emma Caroline'' 46 
Edgar M." 48, 90 
Emma'' 48 
Enos O.'' 51 
Ella May' 54 
Emma F'" 58 

Ong, Edwin F.'" 59 

Effie May'" 60 

Edna May'" 62 

Eugene Walter'" 69, 111 

Eileen Marie'" 69 

Elmo Ray'" 69 

Eileen'" 70 

Esther'" 70 

Effie L.'" 72 

Elma Lenora'" 76 

Edwin Mifflin" 79 

Edith'" 84 

Emmett'" 91 

Edgar'" 91 

Earl Reed'" 94, 115 

Earnest C" 98 

Eugene Raley'" 100 

Edwin Ross'" 58, 102 

Earl C." 103 
Edith" 106 

Edith B.'" 117 

Eugene Reed'" 117 

Francis Ong' 15 

Family Clock 23 

Family Bible 29 

Finley' 28, 30 

Finley'* 31, 45 
Finley M." 36, 58 
Finley" 38, 65 
Finley K.'' 42, 79 
Finley J." 44, 83 
Filmore" 45, 84 
Finley* 34 

Frank Purviance'' 52 
Frank Carry'-* 56 
Finley'" 58 
Franklin M.'" 58 
Fred J.'" 58, 104 
Florence Leona" 76 
Florence Kirk'" 79 
Frank'" 79. 
Frank O.'" 83 
Floy'" 91 
Fred L.'" 94 
Finley Joseph'" 100 
F'lorence'" 101 
Foster D.'" 60, 105 
Foster D." 106 
Fred Thompson'" 101 
Genevieve'" 88, 113 
George L.'" 72 
George F.'" 59, 101 


Ou^ roniily History. 

(>n(r. Gertrude Deems" 76 

ilaiinalr 31 

iiaiiiiali Mary' \Ct 

Ilaiiiuih Jant>' 51 

HarrUt H." •',0 

ildward .1." f.L' 

Horiico I'mnphrey" G9 

Harlan H.' 30. 69 

Howard" 78 

Harrv A." 94 

Harrv C' 53. 95 

Hflrn Grari'- ion 

Harlan F." (!6, 108 

Harlan Frances" 68. 110 

HoU-n Amanda" 112 

Harrv Alfred" 88, 113 

Harrison'" 84 

Isaac' 17, 19 

Isaac' 19, 22 

Isaac' 28. 31 

lola C: 39. 70 

Isaac A.' 48 

Isaac L.* 51 

Ida .lane* 52 

Ida 1-:." 5S 

Ira M.. Prof.* 57, 101 

Isabel* 56 

Isaac' 21 

Isaac A.. Capt.' 33. 54 

Jiidhon* 57. 101 

Judson'" 101 

.lacob' 17. 19 

Jeremiah' 19. 21 

Jacob' 19. 20 

Jacob' 20. 22 

Jeremiah' 22. 23 

Jacob. K.V.' 23. 25 

James Mlfllin' 28 

Jesse* 23. 28 

Jeremiah' 29 

Jacob' 28. 3U 

Jer.'miah* 23. 29 

JoK('|.h' 32 

Julian' 32 

John McCn w' 2S, 32 

Jacob' 29. 33 

John' 29, 33 

John* 34 

Jacob Flnley' 30, 35 

John L.' 36. 59 

Jac«ib* 34. 46 

Jacob H.. Dr.' 31. 47 

Ong, James Alfred' 31, 48 
John F* 49 
Jacob \V.' 33. 52 
John Hugh' 52 
John L." 33, 53 
Jesse' 33. 55 
Jes^s^' Carry* 56 
; Jennie Aurora' 56 
I Jf)hn Chister' 56. 100 
Jeremiah' 34. 57 
Jessie L.'" 5S 

Jacftb Patterson, Dr.* 36. 60 
Joseph P. 40. 72 
1 John J." 84 
Jacob N.' 48, 88 
John W.* 51. 93 
Janettr' May"" 95 
John Lewis" 95 
John Gardiner* 56. 98 
Jesse'" 99 

.losoph Hll. Hon.* 56. 99 
John Xathan'" U>n 
Josei»h Willel*" 100 
.Joseph" 100 
Lewis' 30. 40 

Lindlev H.* 41. 72 

L.-innel \V." 41. 73 

Lewis n.' 11. 77 

Lewis H.* 42. 79 

Lvdia Ina* 54 

Laura P.* 53 

Lillie M."' .'■>9 

Lillian Klva"" 66 

Lena F." 74 

Lotils Waldo" 78 

Leland H.'° 78 

Lillian'" 79 

Linda" 91 

Lena M.'" 94 

Lafa Maria'" 91. 116 

Laura P.' 94 

l,(.la H.lle'" 101 

Lena MarKarel" 115 

Miflliii' 33 

M.iry* 23 

Mary' 28 

Mary' 30 

Moses Harlan' 30, 37 

Matilda" 30 

M if II In' 31 >. 41 

.Marv Ann' 31 

Mildred" 31 

Jl ,J^* •• «t r 

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' /•! f^eccr 

Oiig Family History. 



Ong, Mary" 32 
Mary Louisa*' 32. 
Mary" 32 
Mary'* 33 
Mary Ann^ 34 
Margaret* 34 
Mary Ann" 36 
Mifflin' 38, 63 
Mary E." 39 
Matilda A.' 42 
Missouri Irene' 46 
Mary Jane" 48 
Mary'-' 49 
Maria L.' 49 
Mary Eilzabetl.'' 50 
Mary Elizabetli" 52 
Mary Edna" 54 
Mabel B.'" 58 
Mathas" 36, 58 
Mavy W.'" 58 
Mary Ann" 59 
Mary Ellen"' 64 
Mary Maud"^ 69 
Mildred Elizabeth'" 69 
Minnie P.'" 72 
Mabel E.'" 72 
Mary Eugenia'" 78 
Mary Junia'" 83 
Maggie N.'" 83 
Mamie'" 84 
Mabel'" 84 
Mariory'" 84 
Mary L. E.'" 90 
Milicent Elizabeth'" 93 
Marv E.'" 94 
Marshall L."' 99 
Mary Virginia'" 100 
Murry L.'" 100 
Mary Elizabeth'" 115 
Mercedes'" 117 
Nathan" 31, 44 
Nathan McGrew, Dr.' 28, 32 
Nathan A." 33, 52 
Nathan" 34, 57 
Narcissus" 45 
Nathan K." 49, 90 
Nathan Moore' 51, 93 
Nellie Belle" 54 
Nathan" 54, 100 
Nelson Dungan" 56, 100 
Nancy Belle" 56 
Nathan H.'" 64 

Ong, Nannie M." 66, 109 
Nathan'" 84 
Nathan Sharp'" 95 
Nellie'" 100 
Oliver" 32, 50 
Oliver" 42, 50 
Orman Fritz A." 46, 85 
Oliver C." 49, 89 
Oliver Wendell'" 78 
Oliver'" 79 
Ora'" 101 

Osboni B., Rev." 39, 70 
Oliver M." 48, 87 
Ollie A.'" 90 
Plumnier N." 41, 74 
Plummer Lewis" 54, 95 
Phebe* 21 
Rebecca' 28 
Rebecca" 31 
Rezin" 32, 48 
Rebecca" 34 
Robert" 56 

Richard Marshall" 56, 98 
Roscoe T.'" 64, 108 
Robert J.'" 84 
Ralph W.'" 94 
Ruben Emil'" 95 
Richard M.'" 99, 117 
Roy Edwin" 103 
Richard M." 103 
Ruth A." 51 
Ralph'" 70 
Richard B." 49 
RachaeP 22 
Rachael Ann' 30 
Simon= 15, 18 
Sarah^ 19 
Shepard" 38, 65 
Samantha" 49 
Sarah H." 56 
Samuel Reed" 56, 98 
Sarah Virginia" 56 
Susanna^ 22 
Susanna" 33 
Samuel N." 38, 65 
Sarah Anna'" 58 
Timothy^ 20 
Theodore" 31, 46 
Thomas" 56 
William P." 41, 76 
William B." 42 
William C." 44, 83 


Om;' Fainilx llislorv. 

William 11* 48 

William' liti 

Wilson* 34. 56 

William I.' M',, 61 

William Irvlii.>'" 62 

Walter ('.. lion.' 3:t. 6S 

William Franklin. Ur." b'J, 

Walter Cain" 69 

William Llndley'" 70 

Waller'" IX) 

William'" ^0 

William T." Kl, 115 

William nurton"" 9S. 116 

Walter J.'" H9 

Wilmor T." 99 

Wilson" 100 

\\ illiam P.iirlon" 117 

William Warner" 117 
Odam. Missouri Ong"" 85 

llertha'" 86 

Catharine" 80 

Klla" 86 

Kstclla'" 86 

Finley 1).'" 86 

GoorKC" 86 

Liitisford'" 86 

MaiitH'" 86 

Myrtle'" 86 

Sarah A.'" 86 

Tli'imas"- 86 
PhiiipH. Mary Ong* 50 

A da line 50 

Ada May" 92 

Albert Reese* 51 

Albert Reese" 51 

Anna H.lle' 51 

Anna H<llc'" 51 

IMiih Tearl'" 92 

Klisha William' 51 

Kva Leonu'" 92 

Frank Klewes'" 92 

lleiii V C(M.k" r.i 

Henry William' 51 

.hilia Ann' 51 

Lewis KillHeV' 50 

Mary Kllsworth' 51 
Mary Kllswortli'" 51 
Mand Wllma'" 92 
Mary (J.'" 92 
Nathan' 51 
Nathan* 92 

Pliipps, Oliver Ross. Rev.* 51 

(). R.. Rev.' 51 

Stewart Carriek' 51 
Purvlance. Mary Ong* 52 

Frank* 52 

Mar^'aretta' 52 

Marv ()n;,'"- m:; 

mi Orvillc F." 103 
I Parks. Maria U.'" 114 
j .lolin William" 111 
I Pa,:!ine .M." 114 
I{"Miiion 12n 
Rid.i;loy. .lassie V.-' 82 
I I^onard C..'" 82 
Rogers. Mda Ong" 96 

Albert Isaac'" 96, HG 

i:ila" iir, 

FrLd M.^' 90 

George r.lalne'" 96 

Harry Bradford'" 96 

Ira'" 90 

.lohn i:iias'" 90 

.lames Curtis'" 90 

May Leona'" 96 

Pliimmer'" 96 Lewis" 110 
Smith. Kmma niu;' 09 
Simpson, Annie Ong' 75 

lOfi.uar S." 75 

Minnie 10." 75 

.Mabr-r- 75 

•Mand C,.'" 75 

Lewis n." 75 

William R." 75 
Sliepard. Hannah Ong' SO 

Collin K."' 80 

L- (• L." SO 

Milford Karl'" SO 

Orman H." 86 

Olive A." SO 
Shane. Kva H." 114 

Charles William" 114 

noiiald" 11 1 

Kdward" 114 

James Wendell ' 114 

Mary l^)\visa" 114 Rebecca Ong* 47 

.\daline' 17 

Alfred' 47 
TomltnBon. .Marv Ong* 88 

Carlos M.'" 89' 

I'Jlbrldge IV 89 

Ong Family History. 


Tomlinson, James B.'" 89 

Thomas K.'" S9 
Tweedy, Hannah Ong" 93 

Elizabeth'" 93 

George W.'" 93 

William A.'" 93 
Van Buren, Mary Ong" 117 

Kittie Elizabeth" 117 

Vermillion, Emily Ong" 

Lena May'" 60 
ander, Mary Maud'" 112 
Young, Eliza Ong^ 47 

Laura V.'' 48 

Plumer P.' 48, 87 

William B." 48