LEVI ROOT, born 9-Apr-1809 in Viola Township, Livingston County, NY;
son of Orning/Ornon ROOT
born 1776 & Elizabeth (Betsy) CHAMBERLAIN;
died Aug/Sep-1891 in Grundy County, MO.
Moved to Pennsylvania in 1813 with his parents, then to
Washington County, OH, in 1814. While married to Polly
Stewart they lived in Athens County, OH, and had 12 children.
After Polly died in 1857, Levi remarried to Rachel Coen or
Cohen. In 1867 they moved to Grundy County, MO, where Rachel
owned land near Spickard. Levi was known as "a
Married (1) 1830 in Athens County, OH, to
Mary (Polly) STEWART;
born 7-Mar-1809 on a farm near what is now Stewart, OH;
daughter of Daniel B. STEWART born 1762 &
Ruth A. FULFORD born 1772;
died 15-May-1857 in Washington County, OH; a school teacher.
Children of Levi & Polly:
- Ezra Stewart Root, born 31-Jan-1831; married
Mary McCREARY, 6 children;
- Harriet Root, born 22-Nov-1832; married Henry
TEDROW, 1 child;
- Daniel Ornon Root, born 24-Sep-1834 in Athens,
OH; married Sarah LANE Winkler, 10 children; died 18-Feb-1917
in Newman, IL.
- Sarah Jane Root, born 9-Jul-1836; married
James (Jim) DWIGGINS, 1 child;
- William Henry Root, born 13-Sep-1838; killed
in Civil War.
- John Wesley Root,
born 5-Oct-1840; married Ann Eliza MOORE, 8 children;
- Rosmer Levissy Root, born 22-Jul-1842; married
(1) James MOORE, 3 children; married (2) Joseph
TURNER, 3 children;
- Ruth Elizabeth Root, born 24-Feb-1843 (?);
married (1) William O'NEAL, 1 child; married (2) 20-May-1869
in Trenton, MO to James R. JACKSON, 10 children; died
6-Aug-1918 in McCook, Willow Co., NE.
- Charles Levi
Root, born 7-Jan-1845; married 23-Dec-1866 in
Albia, Monroe Co., IA to Nancy Ann (Annie) WALKER, 9
children; died 17-Jan-1915 in Ottumwa, Wapello Co.,
- Lawrence Eugene Root, born 16-Nov-1847;
married Vashti WINKLER, step- daughter of Daniel
Ornon Root, above; 7 children;
- Francis Marion Root, born c1850; married Lucy
__?__, 1 child;
Fletcher Root, born 27-Jan-1852; married 25-Feb-1875
in Grundy Co., MO to Sarah Eleanor POLLOCK, 7
children; died 1943 in Akron, IA.
Married (2) 25-Aug-1862 in Athens County, OH, to Rachel COEN or COHEN;
born ?in OH; daughter of __?__ COEN & __?__;
Rachel married (1) in OH to Thomas WILFORD.
Children of Levi & Rachel:
E. Root, born 15-Dec-1864; married Nancy A. CUMMINS; died 1947.
- Family history information collected from living
relatives by Mrs. Olive Root Meader;
- Root family notes compiled by Captain Lloyd E. Root, CEC
USN (Ret.), of Bellevue, WA, for the Root/Meader/Tuttle
reunion, Sanbornton, NH, 1990;
- Root family GEDCOM information retrieved from the Internet, 1998;
- "Descendants of Thomas Roote", MS-Word report
received Jan-2000 from Richard G. Nelson of California;
- Gravestone listing of Galt West Cemetery, Liberty
Township, Grundy County, IA; 1964, by Mrs. O. L.
Livingston & Mr. Othel Graham;
- Data received Jan-2005 from Jack Wilford of Goldsboro, NC,
descendant of Thomas Wilford;