I am researching the family of Daniel Poorman, who appears with his family in Harrison, Champaign, Ohio in 1840. His descendants later lived in Johnson, Champaign, Ohio as well as Groveland, Tazewell, Illinois
Daniel reportedly married Mary Greenwalt, and two of their children were born in Pennsylvania, so they may have been from PA originally.
The descendants of Daniel Poorman are:
1. Daniel Poorman, b. abt. 1814 in PA, m. 1842 Elizabeth Brown, b. abt 1813 in OH. Their children were:
a. John Poorman, b. Mar 1845 in Champaign, OH, m. Mary C.
b. Mary Poorman, b. abt 1845 in Champaign, OH
c. Susan Poorman, b. Feb 1850 in Champaign, OH
d. Amanda Poorman, b. abt 1855 in Champaign, OH
2. Jacob Poorman, b. Jul 1818 in PA, m1. Julia Kessler, b. 1817 in OH. Their child was:
a. Daniel Poorman, b. Feb 1842 in Champaign, OH, m1. Susan, m2. Laura A.
Jacob Poorman m2. 28 Jun 1844 Nancy Nichols, b. 1825 in OH, d. 1894 in Champaign, OH. Their children were:
a. Sarah Poorman, b. abt 1846 in Champaign, OH
b. Philip Poorman, b. abt 1848 in Champaign, OH
c. Babara Jane Poorman, b. Jan 1850 in Champaign, OH, m. Peter A. Apple
d. David Poorman, b. Nov 1852 in Champaign, OH, m. Margaret A.
e. William Poorman, b. abt 1853 in Champaign, OH
f. Julia Poorman, b. abt 1855 in Champaign, OH
g. John Poorman, b. abt 1857 in Champaign, OH
h. Jacob Allen Poorman, b. 28 Jul 1858 in Champaign, OH, d. 3 Nov 1947 in Champaign, OH, m. Mary Alice Ward
i. M. Ellen Poorman, b. abt Feb 1960 in Champaign, OH
j. George N. Poorman, b. Nov 1861 in Champaign, OH, m. Emma A.
k. Alfred Poorman, b. abt 1863 in Champaign, OH
3. Leah Poorman, b. 6 Nov 1824 in OH, d. 30 Oct 1891 in Groveland, Tazewell, IL, m. 16 Oct 1845 John Nichols , b. 5 Feb 1822 in OH, d. 7 May 1904 in IL. Leah and John had eight children--this is my line, and I can provide more information about all of them.
The 1840 census indicates that Daniel Poorman had an additional female child, born between 1825 and 1830. Unfortunately I have not found Daniel Poorman Sr. in the 1850 census.
The connection between Leah Poorman and her father is tenuous at best, so I am hoping that other members of the family may be able to confirm her relationship and share additional information about the family. Thanks for your help.
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