ok…here’s some more speculation:
Jacob Light Founded New Richmond, OH
Probably bought land in Randolph Twp, Dearborn Co. in 1814
New Richmond is on Robert Beal’s survey of 1000 acres and David Jackson’s survey of 333 acres. 1804 – Jacob Light purchases the Jackson survey and lays out the town of New Richmond on 85 acres. Divided into 219 quarter-acre lots, six 60’streets and one 33′ street. Lots numbered 98 and 99 were reserved for public use. The name was suggested by a nephew of Jacob’s who had lived in Richmond, Va and suggested New Richmond.
The town later added the adjacent town of Susanna, founded by Thomas Ashburn which stood on 875 acres and was laid out in 1816. Thus Jacob Light is given the designation of the Founder of New Richmond, Ohio.
Ruth is often listed as being from Virginia. Is she connected to the nephem of Jacob? a more distant relationship than maybe I thought but i’m casting the net farther now.