LAFF Family

First Generation

1. George1 Laff(3079) was born in New Jersey January 9, 1779. Found reference at http://www.citynet.net/mostwanted/laa.htm George died February 22, 1855 in Washington, Fayette Co, OH, at 76 years of age.

He married twice. He married First Wife unknown in New Jersey, about 1809. First died before 1850. He married Sarah A unknown in Pennsylvania, about 1827. Sarah was born in Pennsylvania September 12, 1802. (Additional notes for Sarah A unknown(3080)) Sarah died December 10, 1862 in Fayette Co, Ohio, at 60 years of age. George and family moved to Ohio before the 1830 census.

In the 1830 census Fox Twp, Columbiana Co, Ohio, a George Laff is recorded. There is 1 male under 5, 2 males 5 to 10, and 1 male 10 to 15. George is recorded as 40 to 50 and the only female is recorded as 20-30. George is 51 in 1830 and the female at most would be 30. So this is most likely Sarah at this point and she would have been 28.

There is a George Laff recorded in the land records of Ohio in Steubenville Ohio, document # 369 issued on Sept 1, 1823 for 158 acres, document 1243 on July 28, 1826 for 79.75 acres and document 552 from Zanesville on April 21, 1835 for 77.92 acres.

In the 1850 census Saltlick Twp Perry Co. Ohio Page 309 George (age 71), is living with Sarah (age 48), Joseph (age 20), Lucy (age 14), Indiana (age 11), and David (age 8). I have to wonder is Sarah is his wife or one of his sons wife's. Heed nore research on this. George is a farmer born in New Jersey.

George Laff and First Wife unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. John2 Laff(3081) was born in New Jersey 1811. John died April 12, 1865 Columbus, Franklin Co, OH, at 53 years of age. He married Mary Allwine in Somerset, Ohio, March 23, 1835. Mary was born in Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH December 25, 1815. Mary died February 25, 1888 Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN, at 72 years of age.

child + 3 ii. George Laff was born October 1811.

George Laff and Sarah A unknown had the following children:

child + 4 iii. Joseph Laff was born August 25, 1829.

child 5 iv. Lucy Ann Laff was born in Columbiana Co, Ohio 1836. She married Strauder Goldsberry in Fayette Co, Ohio, November 25, 1858. Strauder was born in Medina Co, Ohio about 1838. i0 In teh 1930 census Clarksburg, Deerfield Twp, Ross Co Ohio page 138, Strauder (age 80) is recorded with his daughter Mary (age 64).

child 6 v. Indiana Laff was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1839.

child 7 vi. David Laff was born in Muskingum Co, Ohio 1842. David died May 5, 1862 in Shiloh, Tennessee, at 19 years of age. Enlisted 9/8/1861, Union Army, Civil War, and Died of disease during war

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