Dec 9, 2012

Petitjean inducted into Pioneer Families

GREENVILLE – During the November 2012 meeting of the Darke County Genealogical Society the annual induction of the descendants into the Lineage Families of Darke County, Ohio was held.

Inducted this year was Caroline Mills Petitjean of Versailles. Petitjean was inducted into Pioneer Families by proving her ancestor, John Rush Sr., was in Darke County by 1819 through the probate of his will. Her First Family ancestor was John W. Mills in 1848 living in Harrison Township by proof of his marriage.

The Lineage Families of Darke County, Ohio is open to persons who are members of the DCGS and who can successfully prove in the application process ancestors who were residents of Darke County. The specific categories are Pioneer Families (resident by 31 December 1830), First Families (resident of Darke County by 31 December 1850), Civil War Ancestors (Darke County resident who served in the Civil War, 1861-1865) and Century Ancestors (resident of Darke County from 01 January 1851 to present date minus 100 years).

Applications and a list of fees may be obtained at the Darke County Genealogical Library located in Garst Museum, Greenville. The library staff may be contacted at 548-5250. A meeting for help with the application process at the genealogy library is scheduled for 2013.


Pictured are lineage committee members and new inductee, Shirley Hughes, Brenda Arnett [chair], Caroline Mills Petitjean, Diane Brittenham and Nancy Stump. 

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