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.
Published: Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co.
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S. B. UTTER, farmer, P. O. Higginsport, is a son of
Washington B. Utter, who was a native of Clermont County, Ohio, where he
was raised and married, but died in Feesburg, Lewis Township. He
married Amanda Buchanan, a descendant of the line of ancestry to
which President Buchanan belonged. She was a native of the same
county as her husband, and ever remained in the same. Sylvester
is the only child; he was born in 1838; in Clermont Co., Ohio, and when two
years old was left without a mother's love and affection, and, when eight
years of age, his father also died, at which time he fell into the hands of
an aunt of his father, with whom he remained until eleven, since which he
has been entirely dependant upon himself. In 1865, he married Mary
J., daughter of Samuel Waterfield, whose history appears in this
volume. She was born in Lewis Township in 1840. The issue of
this marriage is three sons, viz., Charlie, Jesse and James.
After Mr. Utter married, he rented a farm until 1873, when he
associated with his brother-in-law, James Waterfield, and purchased a
farm, since which he has been a land-owner, and at present has a farm of 195½
acres in Mead's Survey, No. 1661, and in R. C. Jacob's No. 1649, the
result of his own efforts. It is under good cultivation, and well
improved. Mr. Utter started a poor boy, but, by judgment and
energy, has risen to be one of the well-to-do as well as worthy citizens.
During the war of the late rebellion, he was stopping in Illinois, where, on
July 19, 1863, he enlisted in Company F, Seventy-first Illinois Volunteer
Infantry, serving four months.
Source: History of Brown County, Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Page