First of all. Adams mills is a town in Muskingum Co., OH. I sits along State Route 16, near the Coshocton Co., line. A little more than half way between Newark, Licking Co., OH and Coshocton, Coshocton Co., OH. As a matter of fact, the cemetery in Adams Mills is 3/4 in Muskingum Co., and the northern 1/4 is in Coshocton Co. In the cemetery are three Casner's, Andrew, Spencer and Mary. Also in the cemetery are a lot of Barto and Tilton's. These I will come to later.
My grandmother claims that the Casner's were centered around that area. One of the larger towns near Adams Mills is Dresden, Muskingum Co. Which is the home of Longenburger, and the Longenburger baskets. Adams Mills was a canal town along the Ohio & Erie Canal, which continued south to Buckeye Lake, Licking Co., OH.
According to Spencer's family bible, his grandfather was John Kassner and Susannah. Spencer's father was also John. I'll refer to him as John Jr., so I don't confuse you.
What I know about John Kassner and wife, Susannah, and their descendants follows:
John and Susannah's children: (ones I know of)
John (Jr.) b. 1809 Adams Mills, OH, d. July 5, 1859
John (Jr) married Matilda Tilton in Clark Co., OH, June 4, 1833 b. Abt 1813, d. Feb 5 1896
Catherine b. 1876/79 she married Jacob Ross
J Q Adams
Richard d. Dec 6, 1862, during Civil War. Unmarried
Daniel d. Jan 15, 1864 in Alexandria, VA. Unmarried. He was listed as dying while under arrest for desertion. Served with 122nd Virginia Infantry
Andrew b. Abt 1840 d. June 6, 1963 he was discharged Feb 7, 1863 (could have died as a result of injuries) listed with Co., D, 16th Ohio Infantry. His pension claim lists Matilda Casner as mother.
Sepencer (my direct line) b. July 4, 1848, Adams Mills, d. Sept 5, 1906
Spencer m. Mary Elizabeth Hagar July 14, 1870, Muskingum Co., OH (family legend says that her father, Joseph Hager (Hawker) was of Indian decent, my mother has the facial features of American Indian. Also through another cousin, she states that family is peppered with the dark skin, high cheek bones dark eyes and hair color all charaistic of Indian decent) Spencer served with the Ohio Infantry. Spencer is listed at the Church of Christ web site on family history. www.familysearch.org
. The woman who has posted that information is now deceased, I have been trying to get with her daughter to copy all the information she has. She had collected information for 25 years. Is supposed to have quite a lot of information including verification of what my grandmother claims it a link to the famous Wright Brothers.
Anna Belle b. May 26, 1871 d. Dec 11, 1938 in Long Beach CA 9I have her listed as being married 5 times)
Lillian May b. Oct 4, 1873 d. May 4, 1956 m. Dec 16, 1891 to Charles Melvin Porter
Burchard Hays b. Oct 4, 1876 (my line)
Charles Arthur b. Jan 7, 1879 d. Mar 7, 1961 m. Sept 27, 1900 to Emma Viola Brannon d. Dec 6, 1940
Joseph Clyde b. June 26, 1881 d. July 19, 1964 m. Dec 15, 1903 to Minnie Dunfee
Emma Leona b. Dec 1, 1883 d. Feb 15, 1975 in NE, m. Nov 28, 1901 to Dallas Wilmer Brannon (Emma's brother)
Frank Jay b. Mar 19, 1886 d. Sep 6, 1955 married twice
Frances Alberta b. Aug 1, 1888 d. Dec 21, 1967 m. Feb 20, 1908 to Carl F Wolford
Carrie Louise b. Aug 4, 1891 d. Sep 25, 1975 in NE married twice
Ruth Turner b. May 4, 1893 d. Jan 16, 1947 married twice
Burchard and Mary's children:
Effie Viola (my line) b. Sep 6, 1900 d. Dec 13, 1970 m. Sep 7, 1916 to Orville Ray Dill
Spencer J b. Jul 26, 1902 d. May 16, 1985
William b. April 21, 1909 d. Dec 7, 1995
Effie Viola and Orville Ray Dill's children:
Mary Elizabeth b. May 8, 1917 d. June 16, 1992 m. Lester Calvin Englehart
Ethyl Ann (my grandmother) b. June 3, 1919 m. Russell D Englehart (Ethyl living)
Margaret Marie (Peg) - alive
Orville Ray Jr.