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HISTORY OF BROWN COUNTY, OHIO
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches,
Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of
Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the
Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of
Brown County; Constitution of the
United States, Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc.
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Published:  Chicago:  W. H. Beers & Co.
1883
 

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  Union Twp. -
P. PAEBST, merchant, Ripley.  One of the leading and most successful merchants of Ripley is the subject of this sketch, who is a native of Germany.  He was born, Sept. 22, 1826, and emigrated to the United States in 1852.   When seventeen years of age, he commenced and served an apprenticeship at shoemaking.  On coming to this country, he located in New York City, where he followed his trade six years, thence to Cincinnati, and the following year to Ripley, where he established himself in his present business.  He now owns two stores - one stocked with boots and shoes, and the other with dry goods, and is doing a prosperous business.  In 1852, he married Sarah Ronsheim, a native o Germany, by whom he has had six children - Julius, Katie, Anna, Tilda, Boeva and Lucy.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 80
  Pleasant Twp.
HON. ELI B. PARKER, Mayor of Georgetown and attorney at law, Georgetown, was born in Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio, Mar. 27, 1845.  He is a son of Stephen Parker, who died when our subject was but four months of age.  His mother was Elizabeth Dunn, whose father, Henry Dunn, came from Virginia to Washington Township at a very early date.  He died a few years ago at a very advanced age.  Mr. Parker went to live with his Grandfather Dunn when quite small, remaining with him till fourteen years of age.  His literary education was obtained in the public schools of Brown County, and subsequently at the National Normal University of Lebanon, Ohio, where he remained four years altogether.  During this time, he taught school in Brown County.  In 1870, he was appointed Deputy to his brother, A. J. Parker, Treasurer of Brown County, filling that position three years.  Mr. Parker's political views have always been Democratic, and, in 1873, he was nominated and elected to represent Brown County in the State Legislature.  He served a term of two years, and, in 1878, was re-elected to the same position.  During his first term as legislator, Mr. Parker studied law, and since then has engaged in its practice, meeting with very good success.  On Apr. 3, 1882, he was elected Mayor of Georgetown, which position he now holds.  Mr. Parker is a member of Confidence Lodge, No. 307, I. O. O. F.  He was married, Dec. 15, 1870, to Ella, daughter of Prof. Ellis, then Mayor of Dayton, Ohio, and since Principal of the Harrison School in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Mrs. Parker departed this life in October, 1871.  Mr. Parker was again united in marriage in June, 1874, to Mary, daughter of A. C. Peddicord of Scott Township.  They have one child - GeorgeMr. Parker and wife are members of the M. E. Church.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 33
  Pleasant Twp.
JAMES NEWTON PARKER (deceased) was born in Pleasant Township, two miles south of Georgetown, Oct. 23, 1831.  His parents, John and Anna (Evans) Parker, were of Scotch-Irish parentage.  He emigrated here from the Sunny South, and she a native of this county.  Mr. Parker was a life-long farmer and resident of this township  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Georgetown, and a Deacon of it.  He was devoted to the Sunday school work, and superintended a school in his district.  He was a member of the Republican party.  His death occurred in 1881.  In 1859, he was married to Lucinda Salsbury, a daughter of James and Martha (Martin) Salsbury of Scotch and English descent.  Their marriage was blessed with five children - Charles L. (deceased), Edgar G., Harry E., Elmer E. and John N.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 33
  Union Twp. -
JOHN P. PARKER, manufacturer of slide valve engines and reapers, Ripley, is a native of Norfolk, Va., where he was born (a slave) in 1827.  When eight years of age, he has taken from his mother, and with four hundred others was sold on the block.  He was taken to Richmond, and chained to an old man, who was subsequently whipped to death.  Four months afterward, he was again sold and taken to Mobile, Ala., where his servitude fairly began.  He was kept at work mostly in furnaces and iron manufactories, and acquired a thorough knowledge of the business.  He was apt and quick to learn, and while in bondage, serving under eleven masters, he was considered a valuable slave, and commanded a high price at the block.  But the faint hope for freedom burned within his soul, and with faith in God, he suffered under the galling chains of slavery.  His final service was with Mrs. Ryden, of Mobile Ala., with whom he contracted to pay $1,800 for his freedom, in weekly installments of $10, with interest.  To attain this one object of his life was almost a hopeless task, but he worked diligently, and secured extra means by buying and selling small articles, traffic, etc.  In 1845, he had paid the full amount, and was furnished with a pass to New Albany, Inc., when he breathed the first air of freedom, and his life warmed with a new life; the strongest hopes antimated his breast, and under the mark of the lash, glowed and warmed the blood of a freeman's heart, yet strong through suffering, spared through the interposition of an All-Wise providence to assist and benefit mankind.  For several years, he worked at his trade in different States, and in 1854 came to this city.  With the indomitable pluck and began the struggle for the success which he has attained.  His abilities and knowledge of foundry business were recognized, and orders promptly followed his efforts.  He was tireless in his purpose, frugal, and sought to make every opportunity useful.  In a short time, he succeeded William McKeig in his present premises, and is sole owner of the establishment.  He employs a large number of men, and carries on a successful manufacturing business.  During the rebellion, Mr. Parker gave his service to the Government, and was successful in recruiting the troops of the Twenty-Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Colored) Regiment, securing all the enlistments from Kentucky.  This regiment was mustered in at Delaware, and did meritorious work in the field under Col. Blackman.  It is but a word of justice to say of Mr. Parker's services during the late war, that the half could not be told, and we leave it with the deeds of others to appear in the war records of the country, and related by those who knew him but to praise.  Mr. Parker was united in marriage to Miss Miranda Boulden, a native of Cincinnati, May 12, 1848.  To this union eight children have been born, six of whom are living.  The eldest, Hale G. is a lawyer and teacher of the High (Colored) School at St. Louis, Mo.  Cassius C. is a teacher in the public school at Vincennes, Ind.  Horatio W., Principal of the High School at Cairo, Ill.  Hortense, is attending studies at Holyoke Seminary, Holyoke, Mass., to graduate in 1883.  Portia and Bianca, both residing at home, thorough scholars of music, the former a graduate of Ripley School.  Mr. Parker is a man of social, genial temperament, one with whom it is pleasant to meet, at any and all times.  His hand is always extended in welcome, and friend, he holds a high estimate, and in death his name will go down honored, respected and beloved by all.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 80
  Sterling Twp. -
JOHN T. PARKER, farmer, P. O. Five Mile, son of William and Patience (Drummond) Parker, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1826; his parents were natives of New Jersey, and came to Ohio in an early day.  The subject of this sketch was married, in 1846, to Savilla, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Park) Hare, of Green Township.  Mr. and Mrs. Parker had two children—Mary, wife of George Hill, and William, who died at thirteen years of age.  Mr. Parker has a nicely improved farm of seventy-five acres, upon which he lives.  Himself and wife are members of the Christian Church.  He is Republican in politics, and though he never seeks office, he has served as Supervisor of Roads and School Director.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 299
  Scott Twp. -
WILLIAM N. PARKER, farmer, teacher and Justice of the Peace, P. O. New Hope, was born in Brown County, Ohio, May 10, 1831, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Levi) Parker, the former a native of Dublin, Ireland, and the latter of Virginia.  Our subject received a good education in the graded schools of Georgetown, and when quite young commenced teaching school.  He taught twelve years in three districts, and also taught in the village of Mt. Oreb, Aberdeen and New Hope.  He is a close student, and has been a School director and teacher in the same district.  In 1854, he married Elizabeth Stumps, a daughter of John B. Stumps, and by her has one child, a son - J. W. Parker a teacher at Mt. Oreb.  Our subject is a Democrat, and is now serving his township in the capacity of Justice of the Peace.  His father was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in Brown County in 1864; his mother died Sept. 22, 1859.  His grandfather, Levi, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war; was taken prisoner by the British, and escaped; was shot in the eye and through both legs, but recovered and lived to a ripe old age.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  253
  Scott Twp. -
F. M. PATTON, merchant, New Hope, was born in New Hope, Brown Co., Ohio, Mar. 16, 1831, the year preceding the disastrous flood in the White Oak Valley.  His father was Morecroft M. Patton, for many years a prominent merchant of this village.  Mr. Patton has lived all his life in the town where he was born.  Eighteen years ago, he commenced business as a merchant in New Hope, with Dr. W. W. Ellsberry as a partner.  In two years, the partnership was dissolved by mutual consent, and Mr. Patton began business on his sole responsibility.  He has been engaged in mercantile traffic since 1864 - two years in partnership and sixteen years by himself.  In 1864, Mr. Patton received the appointment of Postmaster, under President Lincoln, and has held that office ever since.  In 1880, he was the deputy census taker for the township.  Besides, he has filled, at various times, different township offices; he has been twice elected Township Assessor, and has served many years as School Director of District No. 5.  Mr. Patton has been twice married.  The first time to Amanda L. Purdum, Feb. 12, 1863, and the second time to Sylvania Lizzie, William, Butler and Code.  Of the second David and Mary.  He is a zealous member of both the Odd Fellows and Freemasons.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  253
  Scott Twp. -
MARSHALL PATTON, farmer and trader, P. O. Georgetown, son of William M. Patton and Margaret (Fox) Patton, his wife; was born in Scott Township Mar. 13, 1832.  He received a common school education, and since leaving school has had experience in a number of occupations.  He received a common school education, and since leaving school has had experience in a number of occupations.  He first learned the trade of a wool-dyer; then he carded wool for four years; then followed wagon-making five years; next he spent two years manufacturing pumps and wind-mills; he then followed boot and shoe making one year; in 1862, he went South as a photographer, and remained one year; he was then elected Sutler of the Twelfth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he was engaged two years; in 1864, he returned home, purchased a farm, and, lastly, engaged in tilling the soil.  He now owns a farm of 303 acres, well improved and supplied with a comfortable dwelling, in which he resides.  He was married, Mar. 31, 1858, to Margaret D. Thomas, a native of Brown County, by whom he has had nine children, viz.:  Mary M. (wife of T. D. Rush, of Cincinnati), Martha, Milton M., Miranda May, David Marshall, Jennie Lee, Maggie L., Myrtle Maud and ClaudeMr. Patton is a Republican, and has served his township as Trustee four terms; he has also been a School Director for several terms.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a Past Grand in the Odd Fellows society.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  253
  Clark Twp. -
ALLEN PENNY, farmer, P. O. Hamersville, Ohio, was born in Brown County Oct. 15, 1822.  He is the son of Lewis and Hannah Penny, the farmer a native of Kentucky, of French descent, the latter a native of Virginia, of Welsh descent.  Our subject received a limited education in the log schoolhouses of his day, and early commenced working on the farm, having chosen that occupation for his life work and having since followed it.  In that honorable calling, he has met with good success, and is now the owner of a good farm of 140 acres.  He was married in 1848, to Mary A. Hester, a native of Kentucky, by whom he has had six children, viz.:  Lewis, Mary J., Caroline, Emma, Laurinda and Lydia Ann.  Mr. Penny is in politics a Democrat; he has never aspired to official honors, but has served as a School Director from a sense of duty.  He is an industrious and energetic farmer, and is considered by his fellows one of the best citizens of his township.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 188
  Clark Twp. -
WESLEY S. PENNY, farmer, P. O. Locust Ridge, was born in Clark Township, Brown Co., Ohio, Sept. 18, 1829.  He was a son of Peter and Jane (Hannah) Penny, the former a native of Kentucky, of Welsh descent, and the latter a native of Pennsylvania, of Irish descent.  Our subject received but a limited education in the schools of his township, and early commenced the work of a farmer, in which occupation he has since continued.  He was married in 1848, to Martha A. Fiscus, a native of Brown County.  They have six children, viz.:  Florence, Commodore, Iselina, John, Clayton and Robert Lee.  Mr. Penny is a practical and hard working farmer, owning 138 acres for good land, which he has accumulated by his personal efforts.  He has never speculated, or traded, but has made his substance by hard work and honest economy.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 189
  Clark Twp. -
W. O. PERKINS, carpenter, Hamersville, born in Clermont Co., Ohio, May 28th, 1830. He is a son of Aaron and Mary (Ricey) Perkins, the former a native of Kentucky, of German ancestry, and the latter of Ohio, of German-Irish parentage. Mr. Perkins received his education in Clermont County, and has been a carpenter by occupation through life. One year, he was the proprietor of a hotel in Hamersville, and for nine years was Postmaster of the village. Mr. Perkins was united in marriage, in 1854, to Paulina Flick. They have an adopted daughter, Cora. Mr. Perkins and wife are members of the M. E. Church. His grandfather, Matthew Perkins, settled in this county in 1805, when this county was almost a wilderness.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 189
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  Washington Twp. -
WILLIAM B. PETTIJOHN (deceased.  The subject of this memoir was born in Brown County in 1807, and was a son of James and Elizabeth (Johnson) Pettijohn, who were natives of the Old Dominion and emigrated to Brown County among the early settlers.  William B. Pettijohn was a private in the war of 1812, and died June 27, 1859; Mrs. Pettijohn died in April, 1868.  Granville O., next to the youngest child of William B. Pettijohn, was born Apr. 24, 1841.  There were seven in the family, of whom five are living, viz., Johnson; Sarah M., wife of Rev. G. S. McLaughlin, Norman; Granville O. and Frances P., wife of J. L. Kennedy  Granville was reared on a farm.  Aug. 24, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, Fiftieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He fought in the following battles: Perryville, Kenesaw Mountain, Burnt Hickory and in all the engagements on the famous Atlanta campaign up to Columbia, where he took sick, and, in consequence of which, was discharged July, 1865.  He was married in October, 1873, to Sarah S. McNeeley, by whom he had four children, viz., Wilber B., Ora M. and Orpheus, and Bessie, deceased.  Mr. Pettijohn owns fifty-four acres of the old homestead, and is engaged in farming.  He and wife are connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Politically, he adheres to Republican principles.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 291
  Union Twp. -
G. N. PICKERELL, farmer, P. O. Ripley, is a son of Lovell and Fancheny (Bartholamew) Pickerell, and was born in Byrd Township, Brown Co., in 1832.  His father is a native of Mason County, Ky., where he was born in 1801, and was brought to this county by his father, Samuel, in 1805, who was among those of the early pioneers of Byrd, where he passed the remainder of his earthly days.  Samuel Bartholamew, the maternal grandparent of our subject, was a native of Vermont, who with his family made their settlement in Jefferson Township, Brown County, in 1812, where his death is recorded.  His daughter Fancheny, the mother of our subject, is still living at this time in the seventy-eighth year of her age, and in the enjoyment of good health.  Of the six children born to the parents of our subject, three are living and have raised families.  Mr. P. was united in marriage to Miss Mary, daughter of Isaac Morris, in 1856.  Three children, all living, have been given to this union, viz.: Lou E. (wife of William Pittengen), Martha and GeorgeMr. P. has a farm of 110 acres, valued at $7,000.  He volunteered his services in the Fortieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served the call of hundred days.  He has filled the chair of School Director, and is an Elder in the church of the Disciples at Ripley.  The family and its branches rank among those of Brown County early pilgrims and respected pioneers.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 80
  Jefferson Twp. -
JOSIAH W. PICKERELL, farmer, P. O. Russellville. Samuel Pickerill, grandfather of our subject, and his wife, Mary, emigrated from Kentucky to what is now known as Byrd Township, Brown County, Ohio, at an early day, and settled on about 100 acres of land, comparatively a forest, on the waters of Eagle Creek.  Samuel, one of his sons, and father of our subject, was born in Kentucky, and emigrated with his parents to Brown County, Ohio, where he remained several years; then returned to Kentucky, and married Miss Jane Drake, by whom he had seven children, who grew to manhood and womanhood.  After his marriage he returned to Ohio, and settled in what is now known as Byrd Township, Brown County, near his father’s home, where he remained several years.  He then moved to what is now known as Jackson Township, where he remained about twenty-five years, and then moved to Decatur, where he remained until his death.  His wife, Jane (Drake) Pickerill, having died in June, 1831, he married again in 1832, and by this marriage had six children.  In the war of 1812, he served about six months, and received an honorable discharge.  He was a member of the Christian Church, a man of sterling integrity and reliable character.  He departed this life in the summer of 1848.  Josiah W. Pickerill, our subject, was born Nov. 18, 1817, in what is now known as Jefferson Township, Brown Co., Ohio, was reaped to man’s estate on a farm, and received a rudimentary education in adistrict school. On Jan. 14, 1840, he was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor West, born June 15, 1819, daughter of John and Levina (deceased) West.  This union has been blessed with nine children, of whom eight are still living, viz.: Levina J., Susannah, Caroline, Sarah M., Abigail, Samuel, William N. and Columbia E.  After his marriage, he lived in what is now known as Jefferson Township, near Pilson’s Mill, where he remained about one year; then moved to a farm on the West Fork of Eagle Creek, where he lived a short time.  He then moved to Adams County, where he lived on a farm located on the old State road, leading from Aberdeen to West Union, in Sprig Township, for about five years.  He then removed to Jefferson Township, Brown County, and settled on a farm located about one and one half mile east of Russellville; this was about the year 1847, and he remained thereon until the autumn of 1879, when he removed to his farm south of Russellville, where he still resides.  In his farm management, Mr. Pickerill has everything done in the most advantageous and orderly manner. He is a man of good judgment and sound moral principles.  In politics, he has cast his lot with the Democrats. He is a member of the Christian Church, and the owner of 256 acres of land.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 241
  Byrd Twp. -
WILLIAM F. PICKERILL (deceased).  The subject of this memoir was a native of Kentucky.  He was born Nov. 18, 1804.  In 1810, he, with his parents, Samuel and Mary Pickerill, emigrated to Brown County, and located on the homestead of William F. Pickerill in Byrd Township.  Samuel Pickerill was a drummer in the American Revolution.  He entered 160 acres of land on Eagle Creek, and died May 3, 1850, aged ninety-six years.  William F. was reared to maturity on his father's farm.  Mar. 27, 1825, he was married to Abigail Fisher, who was born Jan. 1, 1804, and by her had eleven children, of whom eight are living.  He was prominently identified with the growth and development of Byrd Township, and for many years served in the capacity of Trustee.  He was a ember of the Board of County Commissioners one term.  He aided largely in organizing and founding the Liberty Church, of which he remained a prominent and useful member till his death, Apr. 25, 1864.  He was closely attached to his church and its various missions.  His political affiliations were originally with the Democratic party, but at the organization of the Republican element, he became a hearty and able indorser of its doctrines and principles.  He was a man of good and noble traits of character, and ever pursued an honest course.  Samuel W. Pickerill, son of the subject of this sketch, was born on the homestead Mar. 10, 1841; June 30, 1861, he married Mary J. Howland, a daughter of John and Sarah Howland, and a native of Byrd Township, where she was born Aug. 31, 1844.  Six children were the fruits of this union - John R., Caroline, Sarah J., Jesse and Florence G.; Julia, the eldest, is deceased.  In May, 1864, Mr. Pickerill enlisted as a member of Company K, One Hundred and Sixty-second Regiment Ohio National Guards, and served as Corporal till Sept. 1, 1864, when discharged.  He has served as Township Trustee five years, and was instrumental in organizing No. 561 Eagle Grange.  He owns a farm of 230 acres, and is a successful agriculturist Green N. Pickerill, youngest son of William F. Pickerill, was born Sept. 21, 1845.  In May, 1864, he volunteered in Company A, Seventieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He joined the regiment at Raleigh, N. C., and marched to the sea.  He then went to Washington, D. C., and attended the grand review, then was seat to Little Rock, Ark., thence to Camp Dennison, Ohio, where he was honorably discharged August, 1865.  He was on the unfortunate boat Argosa that exploded forty miles above Cairo, resulting in the death of twenty soldiers.  He married, Jan. 24, 1868, Fanny D. Reynolds, a daughter of James and Eva Reynolds, of Marion County, Iowa, formerly old residents of Brown County.  They have five children - Eva, Clarence, Leroy, Jimmie and George.  He was Township Trustee two terms, and inherits the political views of his father.  He occupies the old homestead with his mother, and is engaged in farming.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 303
  Scott Twp. -
HENRY PICKERING, farmer, P. O. New Hope, was born in Scott Township Oct. 17, 1837; he is the son of J. F. and Susanah (Hamilton) Pickering, natives Ohio.  He worked with his father in a saw-mill until fifteen years, when he commenced working on his father's farm.  He was married, in 1858, to Sarah J. Vance, a native of Highland County, by whom he had four children - Ida, Effie, McCullum and Lillie.  Mrs. Pickering died in 1865, and he married Mary Anna Wrestler, a daughter of Henry Wrestler, and a native of Brown County.  By this marriage four children were born - Amanda, Rose, Charlie and Maggie.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 254
  Scott Twp. -
JOHN W. PITSER, (deceased), son of Joseph Pitser, was born in Brown County, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1834, and died in the same county July 12, 1879.  He was reared on a farm and followed the occupation of farmer until his death.  He was an industrious energetic and economizing farmer, and at his death owned sixty-three acres of land.  His political views were Democratic.  He was married, Nov. 17, 1854, to Rebecca Calvin who was born Dec. 5, 1829.  They had six children - John M., born Jan. 13, 1856; Tabitha J., born Mar. 25, 1858 Jasper N., born Mar. 24, 1860; Clement L., born June, 19, 1863; Uriah, born May 31, 1867, and Mary A. (deceased), born July 12, 1879.  The three eldest children are now married.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 254
  Jackson Twp. -
JOHN T. POTTS, merchant, Ash Ridge, one of the leading merchants of Ash Ridge, was born Sept. 21, 1841, in Byrd Township, Brown County, Ohio.  His parents are Mathew (deceased) and Polly A. Potts, of whom we have made mention in this work.  He received but a limited English education in his youth, but being somewhat of a reader and having a love for good books, he has familiarized himself with many important topics of our day.  On Mar. 20, 1866, he was joined in matrimony to Margaret E. Eyler, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Eyler.  This union has been blessed with four children, viz., Commodore P., Matthew W., Toad and Charley.  In 1862, he entered into the mercantile business in the northeastern portion of Byrd Township, where he remained until the spring of 1867.  He then moved to Taylorsville, Highland County, where he was until the fall of 1875 engaged in the mercantile business; he then moved to a farm near Ash Ridge, where he remained a short time.  In 1878, he entered into the mercantile business at Ash Ridge, where he is at present located.  In Apri,1882 he was elected Treasurer of Jackson Township.  Politically, he is a Democrat.  Mr. Potts keeps on hand a full stock of goods, such as is usually kept in a rural store; his sales per annum amount of about ten thousand dollars.  He is a clever, intelligent gentleman and a good salesman, always striving to suit his customers.  He is justly entitled to the estimation in which he is held by the community surrounding him.  In the owner of ninety acres of land.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 278
  Clark Twp. -
ADAM POWELL, farmer, P. O. Hamersville, was born in Bracken County, Ky., Dec. 23, 1808.  His parents were Joseph and Elizabeth (Dillman) Powell, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent.  His early education was obtained in the old log schoolhouses of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and was rather limited.  In 1816, he accompanied his parents to Brown County, Ohio, where he has since resided.  He has been engaged in agricultural pursuits all of his life, and now owns 200 acres of excellent land.  Politically, Mr. Powell has always been an ardent Democrat.  He was united in marriage, in 1831, to Fannie Tatman, a daughter of Joshua Tatman, an honored pioneer of this place, and at the time of his death (April, 1882) was aged one hundred and two years - probably the oldest man in Brown County.  Twelve children were born to this union, all of whom lived to the maturer years of manhood and womanhood, and were married.  Mrs. Powell departed this life in the fall of 1839.  Mr. Powell was again married, to Nancy Tatman, who has borne him six children, four daughters and two sons.  The greater portion of this family are members of the Christian Church.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 189
  Jefferson Twp. -
WILSON T. PURDIN, farmer, P. O. Russellville, was born Jan. 25, 1845, in Byrd Township, Brown County, Ohio; he is the son of Noble and Sarepta (Smith) Purdin.  His grandparents, James W. and Hulda Purdin, were among the pioneers of Brown County.  Wilson T. was reared to manhood and farm, and received but a limited education ; having selected for his affianced, Miss Rachel E. Moore, an estimable lady of superior intellectual capacity, who was born Dec. 4, 1846, their nuptials were celebrated Nov. 27, 1870. She is the daughter of Moses (deceased) and Keziah Moore, of Jefferson Township, Brown County.  To them have been born three children, viz., Mary E., Ella L. and Sarah L.  In the autumn of 1875, he bought the firm on which he at present resides, located on Eagle Creek, in the eastern portion of Jefferson Township.  He is continually making improvements about his farm, which is in a fine state of cultivation, and contains 138 acres.  He is a member of the Christian Church at Russellville.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 242

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