Selah/Celia MOTSINGER is my g-g-g-grandmother. According to records from my mother and things I have found (probably on LDS family finder site) she was born 3/11/1831, married Phillip GARREN 11/26/1848 in Lewistown, Fulton Co., Illinois; died 12/2/1923 in Rippey, Green Co., Iowa,'
Her father Michael Motsinger was born 1/26/1798 in Rowan Co., NC, married Barbara M GILSTRAP on 1/11/1819, die 9/19/1878 in Fulton Co, Illinois. Barbara was born 12/21/1799 in Rowan Co., NC, dies 12/17/1884 in Fulton Co., Illinois.
Barbara's parents were Richard GILSTRAP b. 5/6/1768 in Craven, NC; married Nancy WRIGHT 5/24/1797, died 11/8/1836, in Washington Co., IN, buried in NC. Nancy was born 5/4/1779 in Rowan Co., NC, died 4/10/1850 in Washington Co., IN.
Nancy's parent were Benjamin WRIGHT and Barbara MORGAN.
Richard's parents were Peter GILSTRAP and Mary Jane BRIGHT.
Peter's parent were Thomas or Wright GILSTRAP and Hannah BRIGHT.
Back to Selah's paternal ancestors, Michael MOTSINGER's parents were Jacob MOTSINGER, b. 1755 in PA, married Hannah BROWN 1782 in NC, died Washington Co., IN Hanna was born about 1760 in PA.
Jacob's father was Felix Sr. MOTSINGER, B 11/26/1726 in Marthalen, Zh, Ellikon, Switerland, married Abt. 1754, die 6/8/1791 in Rowan Co., NC.
Felix's father was Han Jacob MATZINGER born 2/13/1700/01 in Marthalen, Zh, Ellikon, Switerland, married Margaretha FISSLER 2/2/1722/23 in Rheinau, Zh, Switerland; died in Northampton, PA. Margaretha was born 3/17/1694/95 in Marthalen, Zh, Ellikon, Switerland, died 1/9/1733/34 in Marthalen, Zh, Ellikon, Switerland.
Cliff Loehr, Elizabeth, PA
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