View from Broomstick Cemetery
Land once owned by M. Cochran
19th Century log structure in West Carlisle
1872 Platt Map - Blacksmith Shop
Pike Township Hall
Original Lot was Thomas Kanavel, Carpenter
Site of Old Gault's Mill
Originally built by Frederick Zollars
Last school in West Carlisle
Original Lot was David Lawson, Weaver
19th Century Structure
Cullison's Ridge, near Pigman's Farm
|Welcome to Bonnie and Kelley's Pike and Perry Townships, Coshocton County, Ohio, research site. Here you will find links to pages that we created to share what we have unearthed. We are blessed to live near a library with many Coshocton sources. We are also within driving distance to visit and roam where my ancestors once lived. We cannot impress on you enough, that if you have the chance to visit this area - you should! You will meet some of the most wonderful people and gain a whole new perspective on your family tree. Nearly all of the remaining families left in this area have roots dating back to when the land was first settled. The older folks have stories to tell and are more than happy to share. We are amazed at the closeness we feel to the people of West Carlisle. Take the time and journey home. We promise you will not be sorry!|
|In June, 2002, we traveled to Coshocton to locate the “Friendship Quilt” Florence Mikesell writes of in her book, Our Yesterdays in West Carlisle. The quilt was donated to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Roscoe Village, by Mrs. Mikesell, and contains the names of the thirty-six crafters that sewed the quilt as a wedding gift for Margaret Moore Crawford, 1862. Mrs. Mikesell names but two. We wanted to see if our 2nd great-grandmother, Jane Binger, had participated in the quilt. The quilt was not on display, however, the staff graciously located it once they heard our reason. It was very overwhelming to see all of the women’s names, especially that of our Jane Binger. Many of these women’s husbands, brothers and sons were off fighting the Civil War at the time the quilt was crafted. Some never returned home. With all of the emotions we were experiencing, we volunteered to compile a historical sketch so that the women of the quilt’s lives could take their rightful place in history. Once completed, we will send the sketch to the museum to accompany the quilt.|
Below are the women’s names, in the order they appear on the quilt, with the spelling on the quilt. The signatures appear to be in the same handwriting and the penman may have not known how to spell the surnames correctly. Several squares have a piece of paper attached to them with the crafters actual signature as supplied to the penman. The background for this website is taken from a photograph of the "Friendship Quilt" crafted by the families of West Carlisle. The Women of the Quilt are:
|Merry Billman||Jane Welling||Jennie McGruder||Ella Moore||S. M. Cochran||Lorena Roney|
|Maria McShea||Tillia McKey||Frank Kanavel||Mary Gault||Julia McKee||Arrie Cochran|
|Mollie Kanavel||Mrs. Jane Cummings||Mary Moore||Mary A. McDowell||Mary J. Baird||S. E. Dunlap|
|Bell McKey||E. J. White||Jane Garner|| N. E. Forrest|
South Branch W. VA.
|Maria Gault||Phoebe White|
|Mrs. C. Lovetta||Maggie Crawford||M. E. Baughman||Rachie Welling||S. S. Edwards||Lee Bonnett|
|J. E. Bonnett||Jane Binger||Agusta M. Diven||Sinda Gault||Sallie Welling||Julia A. White|
|" 1862 Friendship Quilt"
West Carlisle, Ohio
|The Coshocton Age, July 6, 1866|
The day is set, the ladies met,
And at the frame are seated:
In order plac'd, they work in haste,
To get the quilt completed.
While fingers fly, their tongues they ply,
And animate their labors,
By counting beaux, discussing clothes,
Or talking of their neighbors.
|Pike and Perry Links|
West Carlisle Cemetery, Pike Twp.
Pages 1-6 and 14-19 complete. Pages 7-13 coming next vacation.
Pictures of actual headstones and inscriptions.
West Carlisle - Her Citizens and History
Winding Fork Cemetery, Perry Twp.
Goshen Cemetery, Perry Twp.
Wilson Cemetery, Perry Twp.
122nd OVI Roster - Civil War
More info on the 122 OVI
80th OVI Civil War
Early Land Patents - Pike and Perry Townships
Coshocton First Edition
Major John Cessna III
George Washington Kanavel
McKee, Oxley, McDowell, Stewart
Billman, Baughman, Ashcraft, Anderson, McKee, Van Winkle
Lyons, McGruder/Magruder, Lakin, Henderson, McKee, Cochran
Westlake, Watson, Baughman, Dunlap, Magruder, Henderson, Hughs, Roney, Preston
|Our Yesterdays in West Carlisle|
|By Mrs. Florence Mikesell|
Available at Johnson-Humerickhouse Museum
Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio
A definite must-read if you have roots in this area!
|Who's Who? Help identify classmates!|
West Carlisle School 1911-1912
Photo Submitted by Lonnie Totten
E-mail us if you can identify anyone in this picture!
Arla (Berry) Totten is 2nd row - far right
Click here to see full-sized photo in the scrapbook
Bonnie diligently researching in
the land yacht, Summer 2002.
Kelley scouring microfilm in Coshocton.
Sharing the passion with
the younger generation.
Our youngest learning about his Binger lineage.