Wilkinson Database - Page 2
(9)  A selection of information from the website for White Oak Christian Church, located in
Colerain Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  This congregation was a central feature of the
various lines of the Wilkinson, Barnes, Hubbard, Isgrigg, Tattersall and related families living
in the area.  Many branches of the family have been affiliated with the "Restoration
Movement" churches (Christian, Disciples of Christ and Churches of Christ) since the 1830's.
About Us: The White Oak Story

Our origins go back to 1830 – and probably even before – as a group of “Christians only”
who met in a log cabin close to the present site of White Oak Christian Church.  By
1848, the congregation numbered over 160, and moved to a donated half acre on Van
Zandt Road (now West Galbraith) where a new building was constructed.

The names of early members included: Poole, Banning, Epley, Compton, Ammerman,
Barnes, Campbell, Hubbard, Pouder, Tattersall, Wilkinson, Winters, Birdcell,
Simpkins and Stout.  
These families were actively involved in the development and
growth of the Colerain Township area as they built farms, roads and businesses.  
Many of these names are still prominent in the White Oak/Colerain area today.

During this time, the congregation was served by “restoration visiting ministers”
including  Thomas Campbell who visited in 1851 and 1852.  Records show that the first
Sunday School picnic was held in 1875 and that church membership was at 260 in 1876.  
In 1887, land was once again donated to the church, this time back on Blue Rock Road
at our present location.

In the early 1900’s the church drew people from all over the area for large revival
meetings, picnics, and get-togethers of the churches in Colerain and Crosby Townships.  
In 1924 a fire destroyed the church building and many feared this would mean the end of
White Oak Christian Church.  But the community rallied around them in support.  
Following is a  touching account as told by Mrs. Willard Mohorter at the January 1927
dedication of the building that replaced the one that burned down:
That same day, representatives of the Junior Order came to us with an invitation to use
their hall as our place of worship until we could plan for the future.  Sunday morning, sad
and discouraged, we set out for the hall on Colerain Pike, but discouragement gave place
to determination to rebuild when we found the hall filled with folks who felt that the
absence of the familiar church house on Blue Rock Pike would mean a very real loss to
them.  Friends sprang up from everywhere.  The whole community had a part in building
this house.  It was your gifts and your encouragement that stirred in us the faith that has
erected this house of worship which under God shall prove a blessing to this community.
As the congregation continued to grow, new meeting space continued to be added.  A
new sanctuary was dedicated in October 1959.  A new educational wing was completed
in November 1972.   With worship attendance over 600, a second worship service was
added in March 1975.  Continual growth and the desire to make room for more led to the
construction of the current worship center that seats over 800.  This new building was
dedicated in March 1992.  Attendance is still climbing and in 2005 has averaged more
than 1200 worshipers each weekend.

From its beginnings 175 years ago to the congregation that meets today, White Oak
Christian Church has existed for the purpose of proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and
Savior, and has looked only to the Word of God as its guide.  The following statement
recorded back in 1848 still rings true for us today and is a testimony to the fact that while
bodies and buildings change over the years, living out our faith in the one and only Lord
God is timeless:

…the Church at White Oak met upon the fifteenth day of August 1848 and covenanted
with God, and with each other, that they would take the word of God alone for their rule
of faith and practice, and would be Christians and nothing else beside, but would be for
God and for no other, and with the Apostle Paul, and with all the Apostles of the Lord
Jesus Christ, would know nothing but Jesus Christ and him crucified, and would advance
his interests in none other.

May those who come behind us find us as faithful.

White Oak Christian Church was organized August 15, 1848, by Revs. Joseph
Trowbridge and B. U. Watkins. The first officers were William Pool, William Conger,
Samuel J. Ponder, and Garrett Vanarsdale, elders, and
Daniel Barnes and Dawson
, deacons. The present pastor is Rev. J. AI. Land. The present church was
dedicated n December, 1887, and occupies the site of a similar structure erected shortly
after the organization.

taken from:   http://wocc.cc/aboutus.php?pId=35
(10)  A short entry about the Hubbard Family found in an online excerpt from a history of
Colerain Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Date and place of original publication unknown.
Thomas HUBBARD, Sr., was born in North Carolina in 1780. He came from that State
to Ohio, and settled in Colerain in 1807. His death took place May 25, 1852, at the same
place. His wife, Elizabeth HUBBARD died also at their home in Colerain, June 27, 1868.
She was born in 1790 The twenty-one children are: William and Charles, now in
Missouri; Laura BOLTON, Aurelia CARNAHAN, Maria KELLOGG and Margaret
WILKINSON of Indiana, Susan TATERSALL, Sarah HAT and Matilda KELLY of
Illinois, and Ann HUBBARD and Thomas HUBBARD, Jr., of Colerain. Those who have
died, are Thomas dying August, 1815; Samuel, July, 1822; Cynthia, July, 1834; Wesley,
June, 1837; Hannah, April, 1847; Mary, August, 1852; Elizabeth, 1869; Eleanor, 1865,
and Dawson, July, 1868.
(11)  This forum message focuses on the Runyon Family of Hamilton County, Ohio and Henry
County, Indiana but intersects with the Wilkinson story directly.  Carol Vass points to a large
"clan" of families which became interelated by marriage who migrated to Henry County and
settled in a geographically concentrated area to the east of New Castle starting in the 1840's.  I
would add to this story the Mullens Family, the Milliken Family and the Livesey Family.  I am
still researching the full extent of the interconnections between these families.  Carol Vass
makes the point that the center point of this clan may have been the Barnes Family.

Re: Catherine Caty Isgrigg m. Abraham Barnes
Posted by: carol vass (ID *****7698)
Date: December 09, 2003 at 16:34:11
In Reply to: Re: Catherine Caty Isgrigg m. Abraham Barnes by Richard Brunt
of 57

Dear Richard:
Thanks for the info. I'm a genealogy junkie, so any and all info is most welcome. I had
the names of the the Noah Runyan/Anna Barnes children from the 1850 & 1870 census,
but there is one discrepancy from your information -- and I may have made a bad
presumption. Below, find a short register report on Runyan/Barnes family. This is the
sum total of what I know about them. Any further blanks you can fill in would be greatly
appreciated or if you can shed light on the son Martin or William. I most particularly
appreciate the names of the wives for the Runyan sons. I always like to be able to
complete the records so that I can share with other descendants who cross my path.
Perhaps the WILKINSON and GOUDY names in here also intersect with some other
Henry Co, IN families you research.
Let me know if anything here is incorrect. Carol

First Generation
1. Noah RUNYAN. Born ca 1805 in NJ. Noah died in Henry Co, IN, aft 1880; he was
Ca 1829 when Noah was 24, he married Anna BARNES, daughter of Abraham
BARNES (1770/72-by 17 Nov 1817) & Catherine ISGRIGG (ca 1776-aft 1850) [1], in
Hamilton Co, OH. Born ca 1812 in Hamilton Co, OH. Anna died in Henry Co, IN, aft

NOTES for Anna Barnes:
Transcription: page 363: The State of Ohio, Hamilton County Set,
At a Court of Common Please held at Cincinnati in and for said County of Hamilton on
Monday the seventeenth day of November, Anno Domini, One thousand eight hundred
and seventeen.
Before the Honorable Joseph C. Crane, Esquire, President Judge & Othaiel Looker,
Samel Silver, and James Clark, Esquire, Associate Judges. Court grant letters of
administration to Daniel Isgrigg on estate of Abraham Barnes dec.d bond in $200,
Security Michael Isgrigg & John Barnes, court appoint Henry Lore, James Jones &
Samuel Bell, appraisers, the widow's relinquishment of her rights to administre being
filed, letters issued.

Apr 1819 Catherine Barnes appt. guard. Daniel Barnes 18(=b. 1801), Stephen Barnes 15
(=b. 1804), Michael Barnes 12 (=b. 1807) , Martin Barnes 10 (=b. 1809), Cartmer
Barnes 8 (b. 1811), Anna Barnes 7 (=b. 1812), Jackson Barnes 5 (=b. 1814), Harrison
Barnes 2 (=b. 1817), children of Abraham Barnes decd. Bond $100 each. sec. Joel T.
Wilkinson & Michael Isgrigg.
Source: "Abstracts of Book 1 & Book A Probate Record, 1791-1826 Hamilton Co,OH"
published by Hamilton County Chapter, Ohio Gen. Society, 1977

1820 US Census for Colerain Twps, Hamilton Co, OH [10 of 11 ancestry.com images]
Line 26 William Sparks males:3 under 10, 3 in 10-16, 3 in 16-26, 1 in 45+; females: 5
under 10, 1 in 10-16, 1 in 16-26, 1 in 45+**

**Catherine (Isgrigg) Barnes married William Sparks/Sparkson in 1820. Anna Barnes
was probably living with her mother in 1820. The William Sparks family is shown on the
same census page as Caty's sons Michael and John Barnes, and her daughters Hannah
Barnes/Joel Wilkerson and Rachel Barnes/Murwine Wilkerson.

Anna Barnes married Noah Runyan ca 1829/30, in Hamilton Co, OH. Can't locate this
couple on either 1830 or 1840 census, nor can we find their marriage record. Marriage
date estimated from birth of first child.

Runyan, Noah
State: Ohio Year: 1850 County: Hamilton
Roll: M432_686 Township: Colerain Twp Page: 367 Image: 249 [64 of 79]
486/486 Noah Runyan 45 M Blacksmith NJ [b. ca 1805]
Anna " 38 F OH [b. ca 1812]
Abraham " 20 M Cooper OH [b. ca 1830]
Mikel " 18 M OH [b. ca 1832]
James " 14 M OH [b. ca 1836]
Sarah " 15 F OH [b. ca 1837]
Catherine " 10 F OH [b. ca 1840]
Jasper " 8 M OH [b. ca 1842]
Caroline " 5 F OH [b. ca 1845]

Proximity of Anna Barnes/Noah Runyan to other BARNES families in 1850 Coleraine
Twp, Hamilton County, Ohio:
Joel Wilkinson/Hannah Barnes Page 356 household 306
John Barnes/Ary Goudy Page 360 household 372
Harrison Barnes/Acenth Page 365 household 451
Michael Barnes/Sarah Page 354 household 452
Murwine Wilkinson/Rachel Barnes Page 365 household 459
Noah Runyan/Anna Barnes Page 367 household 486
Martin Barnes/Susan Page 367 household 490
Steven Barnes/Henrietta Page 367 household 504
Daniel Barnes/Irene Page 370 household 533
[Sarah Barnes/James Goudy had presumably moved to Henry Co, IN by 1850. Andrew
J. Barnes was dec'd by 1847, and Cartmel Barnes can't be located on 1850 census, but is
also presumed dec'd by 1850. With these three exceptions, all of the remaining children
of Abraham Barnes/Catherine Isgrigg were living in fairly close proxmity in 1850. Anna
Barnes/Noah Runyon are smack in the middle of this extended family. It is then
interesting to compare the proximity of Abraham Runyan, [eldest son of Anna
Barnes/Noah Runyan] to other descendants of Abraham Barnes/Catherine Isgrigg on the
1870 Henry Co, Indiana census. See his section for proximity to his WILKINSON and
GOUDY cousins.]
1870 Indiana HENRY LIBERTY TWP Series: M593   Roll: 323   Page: 193  
195/202 Runyan, Noah 67 M W Black Smithing $200 New Jersey [b. ca 1803]
" , Annie 56 F W Keeping House Ohio [b. ca 1814]
" , Jasper 26 M W Farm Hand Ohio [b. ca 1844]
" , Martin 17 M W Farm Hand Indiana [b. ca 1853]
" , Caroline 21 F W House Keeping Indiana [b. ca 1845]
1880 Census Place Dudley, Henry, Indiana
Family History Library Film   1254284 NA Film Number  T9-0284 Page Number   294A
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's
Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Noah RUNION   Self   M    Male   W    77   NJ  Blacksmith   NJ   NJ
Anna RUNION   Wife   M  Female   W    68   OH  Keeping House  KY   PA
Martin RUNION  Son   S  Male   W    27   IN   Keeping Tollgate  NJ   OH  

Noah Runyan and Anna Barnes had the following children:
2       i.       Abraham (ca1829-)
3       ii.       Michael (ca1832-)
4       iii.       James (ca1836-)
5       iv.       Sarah (ca1837-)
6       v.       Catherine (ca1840-)
7       vi.       Jasper (ca1842-)
8       vii.       Caroline (ca1845-)
9       viii.       Martin (ca1853-)

Second Generation
of Noah RUNYAN (1) & Anna BARNES
2. Abraham RUNYAN (Noah1). Born ca 1829 in Hamilton Co, OH, Abraham died 1899
in Henry Co, IN. [2] Abraham first married Anna M. (Unknown) RUNYAN. Born ca
1835 in PA. Abraham second married Rebecca Dinkins. [2]

NOTES for Abraham Runyan:
On 1870 Henry Co, IN census, Abraham Runyan, age 40, household 2, son of Noah
Runyan/Anna Barnes is living immediately next door to Joel Wilkinson, age 42,
household 3, son of Murwine Wilkinson/Rachel Barnes. Next door to Joel was Samuel
Wilkinson, age 37, household 4, son of Joel Wilkinson/Hannah Barnes. Next door to
Samuel was, James Goudy, 41, household 5, son of James Goudy/Sarah Barnes. On the
next census page, in household 7, was Daniel G. Wilkinson, son of Joel
Wilkinson/Hannah Barnes. Immediately next to him in household 10, was Alenson
Wilkinson, age 56, another son of Joel Wilkinson/Hannah Barnes. All of these men were
first cousins and descendants of Abraham Barnes/Catherine Isgrigg.

1870 Indiana HENRY   HENRY TWP  Series: M593   Roll: 323   Page: 125
2/2 Abraham Runyan 40 M W Day Laborer OH [b. ca 1830]
Anna M. " 31 F W Keeping House PA [b. ca 1839]
Joseph Wester " 13 M W farm hand IN [b. ca 1857]
Alice A. " 11 M W at home IN [b. ca 1859]
Mary " 10 F W at home IN [b. ca 1860]
Emma J. 7 F W at home IN [b. ca 1863]
David " 5 M W at home IN [b. ca 1865]
Sarah F. " 3 F W at home IN [b. ca 1867]
Ellen " 2 F W at home IN [b. ca 1868]
Catherine " 1 F W at home IN [b. ca 1869]

1880 Census Place New Castle, Henry, Indiana
Family History Library Film   1254284 NA Film Number   T9-0284 Page Number   156A
Abraham RUNYAN   Self   M   Male   W   51   OH   Painter   OH   OH
Rebecca RUNYAN   Wife   M   Female   W   28   NC   Keeping House   NC   NC
George B. RUNYAN   Son   S   Male   W   4   IN      OH   NC
Lizzie M. RUNYAN   Dau   S   Female   W   2   IN      OH   NC
[From Richard Brunt < rbrunt1@aol.com >: 1. Abraham b. 1829 Hamilton Co., OH d.
1899 Henry Co., IN m. E. Kissel and second Rebecca Dinkins. He was a Cooper and
Carriage Decorator and was in service Co. G. 84th IN Volunteers and was a musician in
the army. ]

Abraham Runyan and Anna M. Unknown had the following children:
        i.       Joseph Wester (ca1857-)
        ii.       Alice A. (ca1859-)
        iii.       Mary (ca1860-)
        iv.       Emma J. (ca1863-)
        v.       David (ca1865-)
        vi.       Sarah F. (ca1867-)
        vii.       Ellen (ca1868-)
        viii.       Catherine (ca1869-)

3. Michael RUNYAN (Noah1). Born 3 Dec 1831[2] in Hamilton Co, OH. Michael died
25 Nov 1900 in Spiceland, Henry Co, IN. [2] Michael married Frances WHITELEY [2]
. Born 20 Jan 1838 in Maryland. Died 22 May 1802 in IN. [2]

NOTES for Michael Runyan:
1870 Indiana HENRY SPICELAND TWP       Series: M593   Roll: 323   Page: 243    
258/260 Runyan, Michael 38 M W Cooper 300 200 OH [b. ca. 1832]
“ , Frances 32 F W house keeper MD [b. ca 1838]
“ , Robert 14 M W IN [b. ca 1856]
“ , William 10 M W IN [b. ca 1860]
“ , Milton 40 M W Cooper OH [b. ca 1830]

Michael Runyan and Frances Whiteley had the following children:
        i.       Robert (ca1856-)
        ii.       William (ca1860-)

4. James RUNYAN (Noah1). Born 29 April 1836 in Hamilton Co, OH. James died 20
Dec 1893 in Newcastle, Henry Co, IN. [2] James married Susan Kissel. [2]

5. Sarah RUNYAN (Noah1). Born ca 1837 in Hamilton Co, OH. [2]

6. Catherine RUNYAN (Noah1). Born ca 1840 in Hamilton Co, OH. [2]

7. Jasper RUNYAN (Noah1). Born ca 1842 in Hamilton Co, OH.[2] Died in Henry Co,

8. Caroline RUNYAN (Noah1). Born ca 1845 in Hamilton Co, OH.[2] Caroline married
Unknown Wright. [2]

9. Martin RUNYAN (Noah1). Born ca 1853 in Henry Co, IN.
[Carol's NOTE: Richard Brunt does not have this man as a son, however he does show a
son named William. I haven't found Noah Runyan/Anna Barnes on 1860 census. I have
presumed Martin a son based on the 1870 census. Richard Brunt says the son William
moved to Texas after the Civil War, while Martin is still living in Noah Runyan/Anna
Barnes household on 1870 and 1880 census. MORE RESEARCH>


1. Weber, Yvonne J. G., The Isgrig/Isgrigg Family History, Gateway Press, Inc,
Baltimore, MD, 1992.
2. Richard Brunt, < rbrunt1@aol.com >, December 2003 correspondence re Noah
Runyan/Anna Barnes.

Carol Glass Vass
14610 SE 266th St
Kent, WA 98042-8110
email: SVass@aol.com
(12)  This pair of maps shows the growth of the clan of families originating in Hamilton
County, Ohio who migrated to Henry County, Indiana.  The Plat Map on the left below shows
the earliest land purchases in the county as of about 1845.  Two Wilkinson brothers have
arrived and two Mullens brothers have bought land adjacent to that of the Wilkinsons.  The
Mullen are related through the marriage of Joel T. Wilkinson's eldest daughter, xxxxxx to
Thomas Mullens.  The Plat Map on the right shows the extent of land owned by the related
families at the time of the publication of a County Atlas for Henry County in 1873.  I am still
researching this.  I believe there are other relationships by marriage in this area at this time
that I am still missing.  All of these families attended the local Christian Church congregation
and are mostly buried at Batson Cemetary.