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Daniel (David) Hell/Clear
B: April 18, 1823 Darke County, Ohio
M: January 2, 1851 Darke County, Ohio (Aaron Hills, J.P., officiating)
D: February 4, 1903 Darke County, Ohio
Buried: Nashville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio (View Headstone)

• Census records from 1860 to 1900 indicate that the Daniel Clear family lived in Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio. In the 1860 Census, Daniel and Esther are both listed as 36 years old. In the 1900 Census, page 373, they had the following family members living with them: Their daughter Sophia, their son-in-law Abram Hawkins, and their two grandchildren, Maggie and Virgil Hawkins.

• From the book 'A Biographical History Of Darke County, Ohio' by Lewis Publishing Company: "David Clear, was born April 1, 1823, in German township, but he now lives in Washington township, this county, where he owns a good farm of sixty acres. He married Esther Ann Ross, born in German township, April 13, 1823, and both are now well advanced in life. They have five children, namely: Reuben; Sophia, the wife of Abraham Hawkins; Maggie, the wife of John Burch, who lives in Randolph county, Indiana, near the Ohio state line; David A. and Jeremiah S. With the exception of Maggie all make their home in Darke county."

Esther Ann Ross
B: April 13, 1823
M: January 2, 1851 Darke County, Ohio (Aaron Hills, J.P., officiating)
D: September 22, 1904
Buried: Nashville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio (View Headstone)
Parents: Nathaniel Ross and Charlotte Reed
• Esther, or 'Hesther', may have been a sister to Eli Ross, who married Mary Clapp, and Sophia Ross, who married Elias Clapp. The sister of Mary and Elias, Permelia 'Milly' Clapp, married Phillip Clear, (Daniel's uncle) on April 29, 1830.
Children of Daniel David Clear and Esther Ann Ross
1. Nathaniel Reuben Clear
B: November 1851
M: December 2, 1880
D: April 1927
Spouse: Margaret Ella Geyer
B: February 1855
M: June 21, 1888
D: August 16, 1929
Spouse: Abram Hawkins
3. David Allen Clear
B: August 1856
M: September 26, 1880
D: 1926
Spouse: Delilah Arnold
4. Anna M. 'Maggie' Clear
B: February 1, 1860 Darke County, Ohio
D: February 17, 1918 Darke County, Ohio
Spouse: John A. Burch (1858-1932)
Buried: Nashville Cemetery., Ohio (Headstone)
B: April 1863
M: October 20, 1888
D: November 16, 1937
Spouse: Lauretta Caskey