Information that I have collected on the Ansell family:
Information from Jerry Jones of Mercer County, MO wich is corrected in the next correspondance with Nelda Simpkins.
"Generation No. 4
10. Leonidas Ansell. He married 11. Susannah Frye.
11. Susannah Frye.
Child of Leonidas Ansell and Susannah Frye is:
5 i. Cathrine Ansell, born 1774; died 1853-1854 in Buried at the Moscow Cemetery, Mercer Co., Missouri or in Oregon; married Henry M. Davis 25-January-1806 in Loudon Co., Virginia."
Below is a copy of correspondance with Nelda Simpkins.
"Ron, So good to hear from you. The only thing I noted in error on the posting that you had was the Leonard Ansell/Ancel who married Susannah Frye. That is Leonard the son of Leonard Ansell/Ancel and Anna Catharina ?, last name unknown. Anna Catharina is the mother of Catharine Ansell/Ancel who married Henry M. Davis Children of Leonard Ansell/ and Anna Catharina are:
(1) Peter b. Aug. 23, 1770 and d. May 21, 1857 m. Elizabeth Frey Aug. 13, 1793.
(2) Michael b. ca 1773 and d. ca 1852 married Catherine Finecoats 28 March 1796
(3) Leonard married Susannah Fry March 1, 1803
(4) Susanna (mentally retarded) called a lunatic in adm. of estate papers.
(5) Margaret (Peggy) b. July 1, 1768 and d. Oct. 19, 1851 married Nicholas Fry March 11, 1794.
(6) Catharine b. 1774 and d. 1853 in Mercer Co., MO, buried in Moscow Cemetery.
(7) Dorothea (Dolly)
(9) Melchor b. Dec. 21, 1780 and death date unknown. Married Elizabeth ? b. Dec. 20, 1780, d. unknown. Child Polly b. Nov. 6, 1805 d. unk married to James Perry b. May 14, 1792 and d. unk. Married Mar. 18, 1826 in Campbell Co., W. Virginia.
(10) Magdalene b. ca 1782-1787 and d. ca 1794-1797/ Died at age 12 yrs 2 mo and 16 day.
Peter and Michael moved to Somerset Co., PA. From there, Peter and his family moved on to Ohio. Johannes and Susannah also moved to Ohio. Melchor moved to W. VA and then on to Illinois.
As I told you, I am of the lineage of Jonathan Meigs Davis and Elizabeth Constable. I can send you quite a bit of info on this line if you will send me your mailing address. I am not good at trying to send attachments via E-mail. Lets keep in touch. Are you of the lineage of Floyd M. Davis born October 2, 1849 in Mercer Co., MO and died 1930 in South Dakota? If so, he is a brother of my ancestor James Bell Davis b. May 14, 1852 in Adel, (Mercer Co.), MO and D. December 26, 1889 in Cainsville, (Mercer), MO. James Bell married Sarah Jane Booth, January 30, 1873 in Mercer Co. She was the daughter of Charles Booth Jr. and Rebecca Mullins. James Bell and Sarah Jane are my paternal Great grandparents, although I never knew them. Sarah Jane was b. 20 May 1852 in Cainsville, (Mercer), MO and died June 27, 1930 in Cainsville, MO. She was left a widow at a very young age with a house full of children. Her last child was born in 1890 after the death of James Bell in Dec. 1889. Happy Hunting. NELDA"
From Pat Duncan
From "Loudoun Co. Marriages 1760-1850" by Vogt & Kethley:
Henry M. Davis & Catherine Ansell 25 Jan 1806; minister- John
Littlejohn (Meth) - return of 15 Jan 1807
Unfortunately, early marriage returns rarely listed parents - usually only
the people posting the bond or attesting to age. In this case there was
apparently only the names of the marrying parties.
"The only additional information is that John Littleton, a Methodist
minister, performed the marriage. He was a circuit minister who
traveled around. Unless a bond was issued or someone had to verify the
ages, little information was ever given other than the names of the
bride and groom.
You probably already have this information, but here are abstracts from
a book I am currently writing from the will books.
Appraisal/inventory of 27 Feb 1805: farm and household items, totaling
$941. Appraisers: Samuel CLAPHAM, Isaac STEERE, Enoch FRANCIS.
Returned to Court 13 May 1805. [Book G, page 367]
Settlement of 23 Dec 1809 with Admr Leonard ANSELL: payments, etc.
totaling Â£419.5.8. Subscribers: John HAMILTON, Aaron SANDERS, Saml.
CLAPHAM. Advancements to Nicholas FRY, Henry M. DAVIS, and Dolly
ANSELL, Susanna ANSELL has received no advancements. Returned to Court
14 Oct 1811. [Book K, page 50]
Settlement of 18 Nov 1825 with Isaac STEER dec'd late her committee
(Susannah is an idiot): Court order dated ___ 1825, payments totaling
$936.81, Mechor ANSELL her brother now takes care of her. Returned to
Court 13 Feb 1826. [Book Q, page 37]
Sorry there wasn't anything else.
Spouse: SUSANNAH FRY
Marriage: 1 Mar 1803 Loudoun, Virginia
Spouse: MARGARET ANSEIL
Marriage: 11 Mar 1794 Loudoun, Virginia
Christening: 1 Jan 1759 Worplesdon, Surrey, England
Father: Henry ANSEL
I would appreciate any information that you are willing to share.
Thank you in advance,