Fellows > Current > William Bart Saxbe, Jr.

bart-240Bart Saxbe is a family historian. His research interests are (1) nineteenth-century Ohio, and (2) colonial southeastern New England. The latter concentrates on the Bowen family of Rehoboth, Mass.; the Walling family of Providence Co., R.I., and the Innes/Ennis family of Block Island, R.I., and Kingston, N.Y. He is happy to receive correspondence concerning these families, but does not take clients.

Selected publications

Books and monographs

(with Anita Short) Index to Champaign County, Ohio, Wills and Administrations, 1806–1850 (Mechanicsburg, Ohio: the compilers, 1979).

Thomas Saxbe (1810–1860) and His Descendants (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1980).

(with Vera Pether) Saxby Family Records in Buckinghamshire (Oberlin, Ohio: the compilers, 1982).

Johann Genning (1818–1898) and His Descendants: A Toledo Family (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1988).

Richard Bowen (1594?–1675) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and His Descendants, vol. 1 (Hope, R.I.: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 2011).

Articles in periodicals

“Listeria monocytogenes and Queen Anne,” Pediatrics 49 (Jan. 1972): 97–101.

“The Students Closed Harvard Down [1675],” Harvard Magazine 81 (Mar.-Apr. 1979): 97–98.

“Genetics for Genealogists,” The American Genealogist 57 (Oct. 1981): 208, 219–24.

“Battle of the Transits: The Toledo War,” Timeline [Ohio Historical Society] 4 (Oct.-Nov. 1987): 2–11.

“John3 Walling of Glocester, Rhode Island, and his Wife, Hope4 Orne,” The American Genealogist 71 (Apr. 1996): 65–75.

“Heredity and Health: Basic Issues for the Genealogist,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 84 (Jun. 1996): 127–33.

“Family Reconstruction by Filling the Inside Straight: Joseph Walling of Sussex County, New Jersey,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 85 (Jun. 1997): 94–115.

“Thomas2 Walling and His Way with Women: Seventeenth-Century Misconduct as an Aid to Identification,” The American Genealogist 73 (Apr. 1998): 91–100.

“Four Fathers for William Ennis of Kingston: A Collective Review,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 129 (Oct. 1998): 227–38.

“Who Was the Mother of James2 Paule (1657-1724) of Taunton, Massachusetts?” The American Genealogist 73 (Oct. 1998): 312–15.

“Nineteenth-Century Death Records: How Dependable Are They?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 87 (Mar. 1999): 42–54.

“Virginia Settlers in Champaign County, Ohio,” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 37 (Aug. 1999): 169–76.

“The Letter(s) of the Law in Early New England,” The American Genealogist 75 (Oct. 2000): 276.

“Who Were the Parents of Hezekiah4 Herendeen? A Mystery Three-Quarters Solved,” Rhode Island Roots 26 (Dec. 2000): 109–12.

“Historical ‘Truth,’ Clothed and Naked: The ‘Peculiar Ways’ of Judith (Bowen) (Freeman) Arnold,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 89 (Sept. 2001): 99–110.

“Historic Ancestor—Thomas Shepard,” The Genealogist 16 (Fall 2002): 163-165.

“The German Origins of the Kleinhans and Kiefer Families of Northampton Co., Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 42 (Fall–Winter 2002): 327–28.

“Ann Hutchinson’s Midwifery [letter],” Harvard Magazine 105 (Mar.-Apr. 2003): 8–9.

“The Unknown Parents of Daniel5 Walling, Grandson of Daniel3 Hix and James3 Walling,” Rhode Island Roots 29 (Mar. 2003): 1–8.

“Elizabeth (Waldo) (Brackett) (?Parris) Walker of Ipswich, Chelmsford, Billerica, Braintree, and Bristol, Massachusetts,” New England Historic Genealogical Register 157 (Jul. 2003): 199–208.

“Enigmas #20: Did Sarah3 Hatch Marry Obadiah2 Wheaton of Milton and Scituate, Massachusetts?” The American Genealogist 80 (Jan. 2005): 68–78.

“New Old Information about the Family of Richard1 Bowen of Rehoboth, Massachusetts,” The American Genealogist 84 (Jan. 2010): 65–67.

“Twenty-One Jabez Bowens,” Rhode Island Roots 36 (Jun. 2010): 57–78.

“Questions of Supremacy: The Mechanicsburg Rescue,” Timeline [Ohio Historical Society] 30 (Apr.-Jun. 2013): 16–23.