Here is what I know:
- Hiram Louthan was enumerated in the 1840 census in Columbiana county.
- His wife, Harriet Louthan, married William Ormiston in 1846 in Washington county.
That narrows down my search time frame. I need to do a narrow search so I can maximize my results and not feel like I wasted a trip. I know that no matter what, there would be a probate record following his death. I have conducted an extensive amount of research on him in the last 30 years via letters in the beginning and then later online. It seems to me the records I was able to access back then are the same ones I can find online today. I really hope to find more in this library's collection.
In the 1840 census, Hiram was a blacksmith. He owned a town lot and paid taxes on it in Columbiana county, OH prior to the 1840 census. I haven't been able to locate him in any tax lists after 1840.
I am excited to go on this research trip! As always, love the hunt!