I'm researching the Bantz family in Preble County, Ohio, and came across the following entry in the Common Pleas Court Records. I'd appreciate any help in interpreting this:
7-7-1842 John J. Bantz, et al. vs Sarah Blackford. Petition for Dower. Filed 1-29-1840. Land, 80 acres, W part NE, Section 33, Township 9, Range 2. James Blackford, dec'd. Widow, Sarah Blackford. Children: Rebecca Bantz and John J. Bantz; Susanna Kesler and Jacob Kesler; Jane Davison and Joseph Davison; Mary Blackford, a minor. [from Preble County, Ohio, Common Please Court Records 1810-1850, compiled by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short]
I think John J. Bantz was the son of John and Elizabeth Birely Bantz. I'm assuming that he married Rebecca Blackford. His brother Joshua is my ggg-grandfather.
Thanks for any help,