Per Morgan County Cemetery book, born 10-4-176_ Per Walker's "Stockport" book, page 62: "Sylvanus (and Elizabeth) moved from New York to the blockhouse at Marietta about 1802. In 1812 they moved to the Doug Ervin farm north of Stockport. The journey from Marietta waws made by means of a yoke of oxen and one horse. All the family who were large enough walked from Marietta. Gideon, then eight years old, walked and led a hog. Sylvanus died in 1836, but his son, Gideon (1804-1878), who was born at the blockhouse in Marietta, continued to farm the site and raise his family."