NameWilliam “Bill” M. Lands
Birth15 Jan 1847, Virginia
Death1 Sep 1925, Nelsonville, Athens Co., Ohio
SpouseSophia Savannah Johnson
Birth22 Apr 1854, Scioto Co., Ohio
Death28 Apr 1912, Athens Co., Ohio
Birth2 Jan 1871, Kentucky
Death24 Dec 1929, Murray City, Hocking Co., Ohio
Birth13 Mar 1879, Ohio
Death11 Jul 1946, Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio
Birth25 May 1881, Lawrence Co., Ohio
Death15 Mar 1951, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Birth4 Sep 1883, Hocking Co., Ohio
Death29 Jan 1943, Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio
BirthMay 1889, Hocking Co., Ohio
Birth12 Jun 1891, Hocking Co., Ohio
Death30 Oct 1909, Hocking Co., Ohio
Notes for William “Bill” M. Lands
His death certificate records William M. Land, age 78 years 7 months 16 days, born 15 Jan 1847 in Ky, died 1 Sep 1924 in Dover township, Athens Co., Ohio, widower, late wife Sophia Land, father David Land, birthplace no record, mother’s maiden name Ellen Holley, born in W. Va, cause of death cerebral hemorrhage, informant Frank Land, Chauncey, Ohio, burial in Green Lawn.
1860 census of Greenup Co., Ky, Pruittsville P.O., enumerated 13 June, lists on pp. 27-28 as family #206/198:
David Lands, 41, b. N.C., day laborer; Nancy, 36, wife, b. Va; William M., son, 14; Martha A., 10; George H., 6; Francis M. (m), 5; Mary E., 3; David, 2/12.
The children are all listed on the top of page 28, and the birthplace column is blank.
Notes for Sophia Savannah Johnson
Her death certificate records Savera Lands, age 58 years 6 days, born 22 Apr 1854 in Scioto Co., Ohio, died 28 Apr 1912 in Dover township, Athens Co., Ohio, father Thomas Johnson, mother’s maiden name Ellen Snedeher.
Census Notes for William “Bill” M. & Sophia Savannah (Family)
1880 census of Lawrence Co., Ohio, Washington township, enumerated 7 June, lists on p. 11 as family #82:
Lands, William, 36, b. Va N.C. Va, keeping furnace; Sophia, 26, wife, b. Ohio N.J. Ohio; Laura, dau, 10, b. Ky Va Ohio; Jessie, dau, 3, b. Ohio Va Ohio; Anna, dau, 1, b. Ohio Va Ohio.
1900 census of Hocking Co., Ohio, Ward township, enumerated 18 June, lists on p. 37A as family #610/674:
Lands, William, 50, b. Dec 1849, Va N.C. Va, coal miner; Sophia, wie, 43, b. Apr 1857, Ohio Ohio Ohio, married 30 years, mother of 11 children, 7 living; Anna, dau, 20, b. Mar 1880; Edward, son, 18, b. Mar 1882; Frank J., 15, b. Sep 1884; Sadie, dau, 11, b. May 1889; William, son, 8, b. June 1891. All children born Ohio Va Ohio.
1910 census of Athens Co., Ohio, Dover township, enumerated 5 May, lists on p. 13B as family #236/247 on Circle Hill Road:
Lands, William, 60, b. WVa N.C. WVa, coal miner; Sophia, wife, 50, b. Ohio N.J. Ohio, married 38 years, mother of 11 children, 6 living.