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SEAMANS ,SEAMONS, SIMMONS, SEMMONS, SEMONS, GEARY
Posted by: Deborah Swift (ID *****0853) Date: October 09, 2005 at 07:45:00
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SEAMAN, SEAMANS ,SEAMONS, SIMMONS, SEMMONS, SEMONS,        
HELP!!
I am at my wits end about this line.
What I have is that Hattie Semmons was taken in (listed as a servant Athens 1910 Census) with the David and Alice Geary family in Hockingport, Ohio.
Why she was placed with this family I have no idea.
The Geary family were railroad workers.David's father James worked on the railroad as did David's brothers. I often wondered if there was am accident that occurred that killed her parents.
She was raised by David and Alice Geary and her chuldren called them Grandma and Grandpa.

1880 United States Federal Census Record
about David Geary
Name:       David Geary       
Age:       21       
Estimated birth year:       <1859>       
Birthplace:       Ohio       
Occupation:       Section Hand       
Relationship to head-of-household:       Son       
Home in 1880:       Athens, Athens, Ohio       
Marital status:       Single       
Race:       White       
Gender:       Male       
Father's name:       James Geary       
Father's birthplace:       IRE       
Mother's name:       Kate Geary       
Mother's birthplace:       IRE



1900 United States Federal Census Record
about David Geary
Name:       David Geary       
Home in 1900:       Carthage, Athens, Ohio       
Age:       45        
Estimated birth year:       1855        
Birthplace:       Ohio        
Race:       White        
Relationship to head-of-house:       Head

Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index Record
about David Geary
Name:       David Geary       
Birthplace:       Ohio        
State:       OH        
Age:       54        
Color:       W        
Enumeration District:       0034        
Visit:       0017        
County:       Athens        
Relation:       Head of Household        
Other Residents:       
Relation       Name       Color       Age       Birth Place       
Wife       Alice              54       Ohio       
3 non-relatives


1920 United States Federal Census Record
about David Geary
Name:       David Geary
[David Calvin]        
Age:       64 years        
Estimated birth year:       abt 1856        
Birthplace:       Ohio        
Race:       White        
Home in 1920:       Athens, Athens, Ohio       
Home owned:       Own        
Sex:       Male        
Marital status:       Married        
Relation to Head of House:       Head        
Able to read:       Yes        
Able to Write:       Yes        
Mother's Birth Place:       Ireland        
Father's Birth Place:       Ireland



I do not know if Hattie is Harriet or the correct spelling of Semmons.
I have no idea of what happen to her family.
The Geary's did not have any choldren of their own that I know.
Hattie had a brother named Dick who lived in Nelsonville, Ohio. He made and sold rag rugs for a living.
Hattie's birth is listed as August 8, 1887. Year abt 1887-1890 Ohio

She married Ervie Swift Jr. They lived in Athens, Ohio most of their life.


Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index Record
about Hattie F Swift
Name:       Hattie F Swift       
Birthplace:       Ohio        
State:       OH        
Age:       20        
Enumeration District:       0034        
Visit:       0017        
County:       Athens        
Relation:       Boarder        
Other Residents:       
Relation       Name       Color       Age       Birth Place       
Head of Household       David Geary       W


1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Hattie Swift
Name:       Hattie Swift       
Age:       30 years        
Estimated birth year:       abt 1890        
Birthplace:       Ohio        
Race:       White        
Home in 1920:       Athens, Athens, Ohio       
Sex:       Female        
Marital status:       Married        
Relation to Head of House:       Wife        
Able to read:       Yes        
Able to Write:       Yes        
Mother's Birth Place:       Ohio        
Father's Birth Place:       Ohio


930 United States Federal Census Record
about Ervie J Swift
Name:       Ervie J Swift       
Age:       49       
Estimated birth year:       abt 1881        
Birthplace:       Ohio        
Relation to head-of-house:       Head        
Spouse's Name:       Hattie Swift       
Race:       White        
Home in 1930:       Athens, Athens, Ohio       

Hattie and Ervie's children :
Martha
Mary
Dana David
Dale


Social Security Death Index Record
about Hattie Swift
Name:       Hattie Swift       
SSN:       300-26-3575        
Last Residence:       45769 Pomeroy, Meigs, Ohio, United States of America       
Born:       8 Aug 1889       
Died:       Jun 1979       
State (Year) SSN issued:       Ohio (Before 1951 )


Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you,
Deborah Swift

swift4@cox.net


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