Darke Co. Birth and Death Records


Darke Co. LIST member Karen Krugman of Michigan writes:

Just to clarify, here's what the Ohio Historical Society tells me regarding birth/death/marriage records...

Birth and death records were NOT recorded by law in Ohio until 1867. Although some records from a FEW counties predate 1867, records of births and deaths in Ohio are GENERALLY not available before that date. Between 1867 and 20 DEC 1908 these records were kept by the Probate Court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth and death records, prior to 20 DEC 1908.

The Ohio Historical Society holds microfilm of the statewide death records for the period from 20 DEC 1908-1944 (hence, uncertified death certificates for $3). State-wide birth records from 20 DEC 1908 to the PRESENT, and statewide death records from 1944 to the PRESENT are maintained by:

                         Ohio Department Of Health
                         Division of Vital Statistics
                         P.O. Box 15098
                         Columbus, Ohio  43215-0098
                         Phone (614) 466-2531

Verify this information at Ohio Birth & Death Records.

This same historical society can be found on the web and is more than happy to do searches rec'd from an email note. The cost is $3 and includes copying and shipping. They will do the search and allow you to send the check after issuing the note. Very helpful staff.

You can reach the

The Ohio Historical Society Home Page at
http://www.ohiohistory.org/


Reading and publishing of Darke Co. Death Records 1867-1908 were begun by Jac Baker, but the project was never completed before his death in December 1992. Only selected townships were finished. Those volumes are also out of print. [see   LOOKUPS page.]


Darke Co. Birth Records 1867-1908 have been published by the Darke Co. Historical Society. The volumes are now out of print. Samplings are below.


Jon Mallard extracted, transcribed, and mounted some MARTIN family births from the original records as they were to be found on microfilm at his MARTIN Births site.

List member Michael Reck contributed this sampling of the kinds of information obtainable in the published Birth Records. These entries have been alphabetized for easier viewing. Questions or further information on these names should be mailed directly to Michael Reck.

                            DARKE COUNTY BIRTHS
                               (a sampling)

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Name                            Date of birth    Vol.   Page     No #
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Boyd, Alice                      1 Dec. 1870      1       68     1429
Father:     Stephen Boyd
Mother:     Nancy A. Larig
Residence:  Adams Township

Boyd, Elder (female)            17 Aug. 1872      1      202      863
Father:     S.C. Boyd
Mother:     Nancy Lavey
Residence:  Wayne Township

Boyd, Emma                      11 July 1876      1      314      170
Father:     Jesse T. Boyd
Mother:     Cynthia Metzcar
Residence:  York Township

Boyd, Emma R.                    8 Aug. 1877      1      320      280
Father:     J.W. Boyd
Mother:     N.A. Gibson
Residence:  Wabash Township

Boyd, Ida Bell                   1 March 1871     1      112     2323
Father:     Jacob W. Boyd
Mother:     Maggie E. Shafer
Residence:  York Township

Boyd, John Gordon                7 Feb. 1873      1      198      803
Father:     Isaac P. Boyd
Mother:     Mariah Hughes
Residence:  York Township

Boyd, Lenard                     5 May 1876       1      312      114
Father:     Stephen C. Boyd
Mother:     Nancy L. Boyd
Residence:  Adams Township

Boyd, Mary Delitha              25 April 1872     1      172      227
Father:     Charles Boyd
Mother: Nancy Henderson
Residence:  German Township

Boyd, Mary Jane                 12 March 1873     1      198      802
Father:     James W. Boyd
Mother:     Elizabeth Beddinger
Residence:  York Township

Boyd, Minnie Gertrude (f)       25 June 1878      2       20      432
Father:     John Boyd
Mother:     Leah Derr
Residence:  Adams Township

Boyd, Nellie                     4 Sept. 1880            104      150
Father:     Jacob W. Boyd
Mother:     Margaret E. Shafer
Residence:  York Township
Note:  date of birth should be 4 Nov. 1880.

Boyd, Ola (female)              26 March 1878     1      320      301
Father:     Stephen C. Boyd
Mother:     Nancy A. Lavy

Boyd, Orpha Malinda             31 March 1889            406      143
Father:     Hibbert M. Boyd
Mother:     Mary Jane Williamson
Residence:  York Township

Boyd, Samuel                    21 Oct. 1870      1      112     2341
Father:     J.W. Boyd
Mother:     Nancy Ann Gibson
Residence:  York Township

Boyd, Susan C.                  22 Oct. 1871      1      144      769
Father:     Solomon Boyd
Mother:     Caroline _______
Residence:  Richland Township

Brandon, female                  6 March 1872     1      124      225
Father:     S.H. Brandon
Mother:     Eunice Coppock
Residence:  Franklin Township

Brandon, (female)               20 Dec. 1875      1      310       89
Father:     A.H. Brandon
Mother:     Emily Jenks
Residence:  Greenville Township

Brandon, (female)                1 Sept. 1877     1      318      231
Father:     A. Brandon
Mother:     Mary Sechrist
Residence:  Greenville Township

Brandon, (female)               10 Sept. 1880     2      138      937
Father:     A.H. Brandon
Mother:     Emily Jenks
Residence:  Greenville Township

Brandon, (female)               24 March 1885     2      342       86
Father:     John R. Brandon
Mother:     Rose Browder
Residence:  Brown Township

Brandon, Aaron                   4 Jan. 1870      1       56     1229
Father:     Walter Brandon
Mother:     Sarah J. Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Alfred                 13 Aug. 1877      1      320      309
Father:     Robert Brandon
Mother:     Mary A. Mendenhall
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Anna A.                 7 Feb. 1873      1      190      622
Father:     John R. Brandon
Mother:     Susan DeWeese
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, B. (male)              18 Feb. 1876      1      308       29
Father:     Levi Brandon
Mother:     Rose Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Cary Alice             11 Nov. 1873      1      208       82
Father:     John Brandon
Mother:     Sarah A. Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Charles L.             12 Dec. 1873      1      206       37
Father:     J.H.V. Brandon
Mother:     C.J. Speelman
Residence:  Wayne Township


Brandon, Chester A.              9 Dec. 1880      2      102      118
Father:     Sanford Brandon
Mother:     Elizabeth Elson
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Christena Ida          28 Feb. 1871      1       98     2083
Father:     John R. Brandon
Mother:     Isabell Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Cloe Bell              15 Nov. 1880      2      102      117
Father:     Levi Brandon
Mother:     Rose Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Conway                 20 Feb. 1880      2       74      663
Father:     William Brandon
Mother:     Elizabeth Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, David C.               13 Nov. 1875      1      308       33
Father:     Robert Brandon
Mother:     Mary Ann Mendenhall
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Elizabeth Catharine    12 March 1877     6      519      219
Father:     John Hendrix Brandon
Mother:     Catharine J. Speelman
Residence:  Wayne Township

Brandon, Elmore                  4 April 1870     1       56     1226
Father:     ______ Brandon
Mother:     Susannah Longnecker
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Ida E.                 11 Nov. 1875      1      308       30
Father:     Walter Brandon
Mother:     S.J. Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Irene May              18 Aug. 1873      1      208       69
Father:     Riley M. Brandon
Mother:     Louisa J. Seigment
Residence:  Richland Township

Brandon, Isaac                  18 Feb. 1875      1      256      106
Father:     L.P. Brandon
Mother:     Margaret Weaver
Residence:  Wayne Township

Brandon, J. Wm.                 17 Jan. 1872      1      144      751
Father:     Walter Brandon
Mother:     Sarah Jane
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Joseph P. (twin)       26 Dec. 1870      1       98     2085
Father:     Sanford Brandon
Mother:     Elizabeth Elson
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Laura Frances          12 Nov. 1872      1      188      600
Father:     Levi Brandon
Mother:     Rosanna Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Lettie E.              18 March 1884     2      246      136
Father:     Robert Brandon
Mother:     Mary M. Mendenhall
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Lewis                  20 Feb. 1880      2      555     2177
Father:     William Brandon
Mother:     Belle Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Levi                    6 June 1871      1      144      737
Father:     William Brandon
Mother:     Isabell Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Marion A.              11 March 1877     1      314      142
Father:     Sanford Brandon
Mother:     Elizabeth Taylor
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Martha                 24 Nov. 1876      1      314      159
Father:     S.H. Brandon
Mother:     Eunice Coppock
Residence:  Franklin Township

Brandon, Mary                    2 Nov. 1873      1      208       47
Father:     John Brandon
Mother:     Cordelia Miller
Residence:  Wayne Township

Brandon, Mary Ureta (twin)      26 Dec. 1870      1       98     2084
Father:     Sanford Brandon
Mother:     Elizabeth Elson
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Minnie M.               2 Dec. 1877      1      314      141
Father:     John R. Brandon
Mother:     Susannah DeWeese
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Nettie                 11 Dec. 1877      1      320      311
Father:     Walter Brandon
Mother:     Sarah J. Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Oliver                 10 Aug. 1877      1      314      140
Father:     William Brandon
Mother:     Isabella Coble
Residence:  Patterson Township

Brandon, Webb                   23 Oct. 1873      1      208       84
Father:     Robert Brandon
Mother:     Mary A. Mendenhall
Residence:  Patterson Township

Davidson, male                  29 Nov. 1870      1      110     2289
Father:     Allen Davidson
Mother:     Susannah Pitsenbarger
Residence:  Wayne Township

Davidson, Christena (f)         12 May 1870       1       98     2075
Father:     Levi Davidson
Mother:     Sarah DeWeese
Residence:  Patterson Township

Davidson, Ira E.                 8 March 1875     1      260      201
Father:     Levi Davidson
Mother:     Sarah DeWeese
Residence:  Patterson Township

Henning, female                 11 Jan. 1878      1       402     286
Father:     Isaac Henning
Mother:     Mollie Shafer
Residence:  Washington Township

Henning (male)                  20 April 1872     1      132      523
Father:     Joseph Henning
Mother:     Sarah ________
Residence:  Greenville Township

Henning, Dora Bell              30 March 1872     1      176      332
Father:     David Henning
Mother:     Frances M. Harris
Residence:  Greenville Township

Henning, Frances                21 Jan. 1870      1       54     1181
Father:     Isaac Henning
Mother:     Rosanna Henning
Residence:  Washington Township

Henning, George H.              12 May 1884       2      306      397
Father:     David Henning
Mother:     F.N. Harris
Residence:  Washington Township

Henning, Homer                  27 June 1878      2       24      516
Father:     David Henning
Mother:     Frances Harris
Residence:  Washington Township

Henning, Minnie Catherine       26 Jan. 1878      1      402      287
Father:     John Henning
Mother:     Elizabeth Finfrock
Residence:  Washington Township

Pearson, Daisey V.              11 Oct. 1874      1      280      660
Father:     Absolom Pearson
Mother:     _______________
Residence:  Wabash Township

Pearson, (male) [twin]          28 Dec. 1880      2      112      336
Father:     Samuel Pearson
Mother:     Irene Mikesell
Residence:  Harrison Township

Pearson, Ada                    26 Oct. 1883      2      246      167
Father:     Asa Pearson
Mother:     Margaret Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township

Pearson, Chestley C.            27 Oct. 1883      2      250      233
Father:     Allen J. Pearson
Mother:     Nancy Cox
Residence:  Neave Township

Pearson, Elizabeth               9 April 1876     1      514       29
Father:     Silas Pearson
Mother:     Susan Coats
Residence:  Greenville Township

Pearson, George (?)             26 Jan. 1879              26      581
Father:     A.M. Pearson
Mother:     Maryetta J. Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township
Note:  Mother's name should be Margaret.
Also, name of child should be Grace E.

Pearson, Gertrude (twin)        28 Dec. 1880      2      112      335
Father:     Samuel Pearson
Mother:     Irene Mikesell
Residence:  Harrison Township

Pearson, Hilda H.                8 Jan. 1906             424
P.O.B. Patterson Township
Father:     John Pearson
Mother:     Catherine Boyd
Residence:  Patterson Township

Pearson, Joseph M.               4 May 1874       1      280      665
Father:     Thom. C. Pearson
Mother:     Sarah P. Snipe
Residence:  Franklin Township

Pearson, M.V. (female)          22 Oct. 1876      1      516       56
Father:     Anson Pearson
Mother:     Sarah Burk
Residence:  Franklin Township

Pearson, Maggie J.  (twin)      13 Nov. 1876      1      516       57
Father:     A. Pearson
Mother:     Eliza Oakes
Residence:  Wabash Township

Pearson, Margaret J.            26 Feb. 1882             178      711
Father:     Asa M. Pearson
Mother:    Margaret J. Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township

Pearson, Mazy I.  (twin)        13 Nov. 1876      1      516       57
Father:     Absalom Pearson
Mother:     Eliza Oakes
Residence:  Wabash Township

Pearson, Merly                  25 Nov. 1883      2      288     1088
Father:     Jasper Pearson
Mother:     Aldelia Haworth
Residence:  Greenville Township

Pearson, Orpha E.                3 Aug. 1904             424
P.O.B. Patterson Township
Father:     John Pearson
Mother:     Catherine Boyd
Residence:  Patterson Township

Pearson, Robert A.                4 Oct. 1869             58     1243
Father:     A.M. Pearson
Mother:     Margaret Pearson
Residence:  Patterson Township

Pearson, Walter                 13 March 1876     1      514        9
Father:     A.M. Pearson
Mother:     Margaret J. Brandon
Residence:  Patterson Township

Pearson Wm. H.                  29 Nov. 1870      1      102     2144
Father:     Sampson Pearson
Mother:     Hannah E. Hoops
Residence:  Twin Township

Rose, Anna Mary 19 Feb. 1884                      2      258      427
Father:     William Rose
Mother:     Dora Breckschmidt
Residence:  Richland Township

Rose, Rosella M.                18 Dec. 1872      1      198      787
Father:     Ezekiel Rose
Mother:     Elizabeth Birt
Residence:  Wabash Township

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