The first colonial ancestor, John England, is believed to have come to America during the 1740's and settled in Maryland. Later generations moved to Ohio. The photograph above is of the England house in Logan, Ohio.
All marriages that are followed by (mb) have been taken from copies of entries of the marriage books for Perry and Hocking Counties, Ohio. These copies as well as other valuable information were supplied to me by Nita Combs
ENGLAND, Nathan of England
m Sarah Hargrave
m 1748 Mary Townsend, daughter of Dr. Andrew Townsend of Baltimore, Maryland
m Mariam (this name is mentioned in several deeds as John's wife)
m 1767 Goochland, Virginia Mary Webster, daughter of Benjamin Webster and Mary Byrd (no firm evidence that the John England of this marriage is the same John discussed here)
John's wife, Mary and his ten children are mentioned in his will of Feb 1801.
ENGLAND, Samuel b ca. 1770 d aft. 1850 Hocking County, Ohio
m 10 Dec 1800 Chester County, Maryland Charlotte Townsend b abt 1780 Ireland, daughter of George Townsend and Anne Montgomery
ENGLAND, John b 1802 Frederick County, Maryland d. aft. 1863 Fairfield County, Ohio
m 19 Sep 1822 Perry County, Ohio (mb) Rachel Starkey b 1804 Pennsylvania
ENGLAND, Titus b 1807 Perry County, Ohio;
m 1 Jan 1829 Hocking County, Ohio Katherine Bussard b Pennsylvania
m 27 Sep 1840 Mary Ann Waltz
ENGLAND, Thomas b 30 Aug 1809 Perry County, Ohio d 16 Oct 1882 Hocking County, Ohio
m 18 Feb 1834 Perry County, Ohio (mb) Susan Roth b 17 Dec 1805 York County, Pennsylvania d 26 Feb 1884 Hocking County, Ohio
This signature was found on a deed that had been in the possession of Nathan R. England. I have no evidence that it belongs to the Thomas England above although it's unlikely that there were any other Thomas England's in Hocking County in 1867.
ENGLAND, Nathan Roberts b 1 Oct 1817 Perry County, Ohio d 25 Feb 1883 Logan, Hocking County, Ohio
m 20 Feb 1842 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Nancy M. Bartlett b 5 May 1815 Plymouth, Massachusetts d Logan, Ohio 24 Jan 1883
An interesting letter was written to Nathan in 1881 that indicates the writing style and manner of the time. Nathan's children are mentioned in his will. He was a census taker in 1860 for Hocking County from which this signature was taken. Nathan came to Hocking County when he was about 17. Shortly thereafter he took up school teaching which he continued for 25 years. Nancy's signature is from a small pamphlet of scripture parables which she must of had before her marriage.
ENGLAND, Abner G. b 1823 d Jan. 1858
m 21 Nov 1842 Hocking County, Ohio Matilda M. Nelson
m 22 Mar 1849 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Mary E. Brian
The names of Abner's second wife and his "minor" children appear in an 1858 probate record. The attribution of Dorothy, Isaac, and Abner G. Jr. to Mary as their mother is supposition at this point. When the distribution of the estate was made in 1868, Abner's name did not appear. The following signature is from a 1856 receipt.
ENGLAND, Peter Augustus b 16 Jan 1824 Perry County, Ohio d 1 Jul 1902 Pickerington, Fairfield County, Ohio
m 13 Sep 1849 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Sarah Stone b 6 Jun 1832 Fayette County, Pennsylvania d 12 May 1914 Pickerington, Fairfield County, Ohio
ENGLAND, Samuel Bartlett b 1 Apr 1843 Hocking County, Ohio d 18 Jun 1880
m 29 Sep 1868 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Helena Theresa Wolf b 1851 Hocking County, Ohio d 1903
Samuel and four of his children died of typhoid fever in 1880 according to a biography of Samuel in 'The History of Hockingport Valley'. In 1942 William Robert England registered his birth. The certificate gives the full names and ages of his parents at the time of his birth. It also states that two of his sibling were alive at the time of the filing and that one had died previously. He was only five at the death of his siblings and father so he not have remembered them all. The following is from a receipt that Samuel signed in 1873 as guardian for Isaac Perry England, his first cousin.
m 5 Apr 1882 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) John Wesley Williams
ENGLAND, Charles Abner b Hockingport, Athens County, Ohio d 15 May 1936 Hocking County, Ohio
m 5 Apr 1882 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Mary Caroline Graham d after 1936
Charles appears in the photograph at the right, not a man fond of having his picture taken.
ENGLAND, Sarah b 6 Aug 1832 Perry County, Ohio d Jan 1923 Fairfield County, Ohio, buried Sugar Grove, Gairfield County
m 15 Feb 1855 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Andrew J. Dyson b 1832 Logan, Hocking County, Ohio d Dec 1919
ENGLAND, Isaac Perry b 2 Mar 1836 Hocking County, Ohio d 11 Dec 1915 Basil, Ohio
m 12 Dec 1861 Hocking County, Ohio (mb) Elizabeth Ann Durr, daughter of Henry and Mary Durr
ENGLAND, Charles Parker b 30 Jan 1898 Hocking County, Ohio d 3 Jun 1957
m Lilian Vinola Kumler b 20 July 1905 d Feb 1984
ENGLAND, Amos Henry b 8 Nov 1869 Green Township Hocking, County, Ohio d 29 Dec 1929 Chauncey, Athens County, Ohio
m 9 Aug 1893 Athens County, Ohio Ella Stalder, daughter of Casper Stalder and Mary Coates
ENGLAND, Ulysses Grant b 28 Feb 1866 Logan, Hocking County, Ohio d 27 Oct 1944 Columbus Ohio. Buried in New Lexingtion, Perry County, Ohio
m Minnie L. Macken b 30 July 1870, daughter of Edward Macken and Catherine Kessler
ENGLAND, Ruth Brown b 17 May 1897 Chauncey, Ohio d 11 Feb 1987 The Plains, Athens County, Ohio
m 29 May 1918 Chauncey, Ohio Erle (Benjamin) Bridgewater, son of Esau Bridgewater and Sarah Slater