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  JOHN F. RAPP (Deceased).  The Rapps were among the early settlers of Clermont county, and several generations have made it their home.  They are representative citizens and have down much to help forward the general welfare and progress of the region.  The late John F. Rapp was a native of the county, born Feb. 20, 1849, and died Nov. 25, 1905.  He was a son of John and Rebecca (Roudebush) Rapp.  John Rapp, a deceased farmer of Jackson township, was born near Straight Creek, Brown county, Ohio, in 1810, and was a son of Jacob and Mary (Heizer) Rapp.  Jacob Rapp was born in Virginia in 1772 and died in 1846, and his wife was born in 1789 and died in 1868, and both are buried in Stonelick cemetery, formerly known as Rapp cemetery, the land having been donated by Jacob Rapp and used as early as 1816.
     John Rapp was a farmer in early life but in his later years bought and operated a saw mill on the farm still owned by members of the Rupp family.  This farm was his home until his death.  He and his wife had eight children, all born in Clermont county: 
, deceased;
     Samantha, of Monterey;
     Olive and Jacob, deceased.
     Emma at home;
     John F., deceased;
     W. D. Rapp, of Sabina, Clinton county, Ohio;
     Sallie, at home.
The parents of these children were members of the Christian church, in which the father served as elder.  He was married in 1838 to Rebecca Roudebush born in Stonelick township in 1813, and died Dec. 22, 1891, two days after the death of her husband, and both are buried in the same grave in Rapp cemetery.  Her father, Mr. Roudebush, was born at Hagerstown, Md., and her mother in New Jersey.  He came to Clermont county about 1800 and he and his wife had ten children:
     Daniel married Elizabeth Rapp, and both are deceased;
     Mary married Michael Cowen, and is deceased; 
married John Rapp and is deceased;
, deceased;
     Paulina married James Rapp, and is deceased;
     James married Paulina Maderis, and is deceased;
     Ambrose married Ellen Patchell;
     Sarah, deceased;
     Francis J., who was familiarly known throughout the county as F. J., is deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Roudebush were members of the Baptist church.  The Roudebush and Rapp families were located in Clermont county before 1810, cleared their land a little at a time, and were hard working and industrious citizens.  John Rapp carried on farming eight years near Branch Fork that opens into Stonelick creek, and lived there for eight years, then located on the farm of two hundred acres which is now owned by his three unmarried daughters.  He erected a very fine brick residence and in 1851 erected the mill.  He was a Republican in politics, and for some time served as justice of the peace.  He received a common school education and was so eager to learn that he made it a practice to study on the way to and from school.  Throughout his life he retained a great love of reading and was an intelligent and clear thinker on subjects in general.  He was a man of liberal ideas and was interested in everything that stood for the good of the community.
     John F. Rapp was educated at Lebanon, Ohio, and remained with his parents until he attained his majority.  He was a merchant in Illinois at the time of his marriage, Nov. 5, 1874, to Miss Laura Watson, born in Boston, Ga., Nov. 9, 1854, daughter of H. S. and Julia (Wood) Watson, whose history is to be found on another page of this work.  After marriage the young couple lived until 1877 at Iola, Ill., then they located near Monterey, Clermont county, and engaged in farming.  Mr. Rapp was an energetic and industrious farmer and won success in his undertakings.  He won the respect and esteem among his neighbors and at his death was made in many circles.  He was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Owensville.  He and his wife became members of the Christian church, of which he was secretary.  Both were much interested in good works, which they felt would be for the benefit of the community and both had many friends.  In February, 1910, Mrs. Rapp and her son moved to their present farm of eighty acres, where they built a beautiful home, selling the old place near Monterey.
     Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Rapp:
     Frank W., born at Louisville, Ill., Apr. 16, 1877, died Aug. 2, 1898, and is buried beside his father;
     Harley, born in Clermont county, Nov. 20, 1881, is a graduate of Valparaiso (Ind.) College, and carries on the farm.  He is a young man of good habits and follows modern methods of farming.  He is a Republican in politics and has held the office of county surveyor one term, as had his father.  He is a member of the Christian church and stands well in the community.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 785
  DR. ISAAC REDROW.   Dr. Isaac Redrow is known throughout Clermont county, Ohio, as an able professional man of experience, ripened by years of practice in his profession, and the result of this experience gives ample proof of the esteem and confidence in which he is held in the community where he has practiced for forty-four years. His birth occurred in Cincinnati, March 1, 1840. The parents of Dr. Redrow were Enoch and Mary Jane (Snowhill) Redrow, the former of whom was a native of New Jersey, but who came to Ohio when quite young. While still in New Jersey, he learned the shipbuilder's trade, which he followed in Fulton, and later in Cincinnati. He lived an active life and died in 1861, at the age of fifty-five years. He was of the Methodist Episcopal faith. Mary Jane (Snowhill) Redrow was born at Lebanon, Ohio, and died in Cincinnati, in 1840.
     Dr. Redrow was reared at Fayetteville, Brown county, Ohio, attending the public schools of that place, taking up the study of medicine with Dr. W. C. Hall, 1865 to 1869.
     September 11, 1861, Isaac Redrow enlisted, in Cincinnati, in Company B, Fifth Ohio cavalry, as a soldier and corporal, serving three years and three months. He was in twenty-three important engagements, including Shiloh, Hatchie, Holly Springs, Coldwater; Lexington, Corinth, Pittsburg Landing, Davis Mills, Lebanon, Missionary Ridge and others.
     A remarkable fact is that in all these battles Dr. Redrow was never once wounded.
     Returning from the war, Dr. Redrow again took up the study of medicine, and began to practice in Fayetteville in 1868, continuing for one year, coming to Williamsburg in 1869, at which place he has resided until the present time. The marriage of Dr. Redrow to Miss Katie Leffingwell
was solemnized in 1875. Mrs. Redrow is a daughter of Sidney S. and Melissa (Byron) Leffingwell, who owned and operated the grist and saw mills at Williamsburg from 1848 to 1861. He also turned out chair material, probably the first ever made here. His father, Capt. Samuel Leffingwell, was in the government service and received as his remuneration some 1,100 acres of land within three miles of Williamsburg, which includes the farms owned by Mr. McKeever, Mr. Reed and others. He was a merchant in Williamsburg, coming here in 1832, from Norfolk, Va., where his wife's decease occurred in 1810. The Leffingwell family was founded in America by Thomas Leffingwell about 1636. Mrs. Redrow is one of nine children who grew to maturity, and is the only one who remained in Clermont county. The others are:
Mrs. Harriet C. Richards, of Lawrence, Kan.
Mrs. Olive B. Warden, of Choctaw City, Okla.
Charles H. Leffingwell, of California, who was a soldier in the Civil war.
Mrs. Judith P. Wageman, of Texas.
Horace Leffingwell, of San Marcus, Texas.
Dr. Redrow had one sister, Mrs. Matilda Lake, who died in 1873; one half brother, William Redrow, of Company B. Fifth Ohio cavalry, who was wounded at Shiloh, from the effects of which he died later.
     To the union of Dr. and Mrs. Redrow have been born two children:
Walter L. Redrow was graduated from the Ohio State University, class of 1900. He received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from Georgetown University, Washington, D. C, 1903, and the degree of Master of Patent Law from George Washington University in 1904. He is now in the patent office at Washington, D. C. He married Eleanor, daughter of George Daugherty, of Washington, D. C, and they have two children—Eileen and Allen.
     Clara Redrow was graduated from the Ohio State University in the class of 1903. She married William Ireton, who is in the mail service. They have two children—Carl and Eleanor.
In political views, Dr. Redrow is a Republican, but does not care to hold office, believing that his first duty is to his profession. He is a member of the Clermont County Medical Association, and was formerly a member of the Ohio State and American Medical associations, and is also a Mason. Dr. Redrow is a member of the J. H. Jenkins Post, No. 242, Grand Army of the Republic, in which he has filled all the offices. He has given his life to a profession which is of eminent service to his fellow men, and his zeal and enthusiasm in his chosen calling have won for him the kind regard from all. He lived during the Nation's peril and offered himself with courage and energy in her defense. His life has been one of usefulness to others.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 30
  O. F. RICEMr. O. F. Rice, the genial general merchant of Felicity, may be termed one of the self-made men of Clermont county, Ohio, for by his ambition, great integrity and honest dealings, he has reached the ranks of the well-to-do men of his village.  He was born in Felicity, Ohio, July 12, 1867, and his parents were J. W. and Amanda (Lanham) Rice.
     Mr. J. W. Rice was born in Clermont county, Ohio, in 1838, and died in March, 1912.  He was a stirrup maker early in life and later was a day laborer.  He was a stanch Democrat and served as street commissioner in the corporation.  He was a man of honorable character and industrious habits, considered one of the substantial citizens of Felicity.
     Amanda (Lanham) Rice was born in Clermont county in 1835 and is now residing in Felicity.  Notley Lanham a brother, was a gallant soldier in the Civil war.  Mrs. Rice became the mother of eight children, six of whom are now living:
     Alice, died in infancy.
     Lewis, is a resident of Felicity.
     Ada  is the wife of Edward Melvin, of Cincinnati.
     Rebecca married Joseph A. Donnelly, both of whom are deceased.
     O. F., our subject.
     Bertie is the wife of C. W. Ross.
     Charles is a resident of Covington, Ky.
     Kate is the wife of Walter Scherar, of Cincinnati.
     Mr. O. F. Rice attended the public school of Felicity during the winter terms, leaving school in March of each year to engage in work on a farm, in this way assisting in the expenses of his education.  For a period of two years, Mr. Rice was employed as a porter for Waterfield & Son, general merchants of Felicity.  At this time he was promoted to a clerkship and in this capacity spent several years.  He was also employed as clerk for M. Solomon and for W. G. Richey of Felicity.  His next venture in the business world was for himself, when he opened a meat market, and in this business continued for one year, when he embarked in the grocery business in his present store room.  In 1893, Mr. Rice, starting in on a larger scale, opened a general store in the same location on Main street.  He has a splendid business and is well fitted for the occupation.
     On Jan. 1, 1890, Mr. Rice was united in marriage to Mrs. Bird Phillips, who was born in Clermont county in 1874, and is a daughter of John D. and Sarah J. (Bredwell) Phillips, the former was born in Tate township, and is now deceased. He was a retired farmer for several years prior to his death.  He was a Democrat and was trustee of Tate township for a number of years.  His wife was also born in Clermont county and is a resident of ethel.  She is in her seventieth year and is the mother of five children, four of whom are living:
     Granville resides near Mt. Orab, Brown county, Ohio.
     Georgia is the wife of E. L. Fisher, of Clermont county.
     Bird is Mrs. Rice.
is the wife of P. C. Morehead of Bethel.
     Granville and George Phillips, uncles of Mrs. Rice, were soldiers in the Civil war, enlisting from Ohio.
     Mr. Rice is Democrat in politics and has filled the responsible position of township treasurer, being appointed to the office.  He possesses the genial manner and spirit of good fellowship necessary to a public life.
     Mrs. Rice is a member of the Bethel Baptist church, but attends the Christian church.  She is an active worker in the church and both Mr. and Mrs. Rice give liberally of their means to the support of the denomination.
     Mr. Rice is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is active in all affairs of the order.
     The business career of Mr. Rice was started with no resources other than his good habits, energy and pluck, which are capital enough for any young man.  He has accumulated a reasonable amount of worldly possessions, being the owner of his pretty home and the store building in which he conducts his general store.  The building is a three-story red brick, which was erected in 1857.  The third floor is occupied as a lodge room for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  Mr. Rice has been ably assisted by his wife and they have worked together toward the same goal, and they are now enjoying many of the comforts of life which they so well deserve.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 701
  J. F. RICHARDS.  Among the native sons of Clermont county who have helped materially in furthering the general progress and prosperity, J. F. Richards deserves prominent mention.  He belongs to one of the oldest families of the region and was born in Franklin township, June 26, 1862, a son of Robert and Bena (Smith) Richards.  The father, also a native of that township, was born Aug. 11, 1825, and died July 29, 1908, and the mother, a native of Germany, was born in 1823, came to America at the age of eighteen years, spending thirty-five days on the water, and died in March, 1898.  Both parents were buried in Calvary cemetery.  The father was a farmer and a prominent citizen of Franklin township, where he father had settled in an early day.  The grandfather Richards was one of a family of nine children, and his wife was one of nine children.  Robert Richards was one of four children, and is now deceased.  The others of the family were:  Caroline deceased, was the widow of Gideon Winterood; William and Thomas, deceased.  These four children children all formerly lived near Felicity, and all bore an honorable part in the affairs of the neighborhood.
     To Robert and Bena (Smith) Richards five children were born, namely:
formerly a teacher in Clermont county, lives with a younger brother in Cincinnati;
     Addie, wife of M. A. Wood, lives at Mt. Carmel, Ohio; J. F., of this sketch; D. S., a teacher in the Oyler School, Cincinnati, one of the best elementary schools in the world and well known in educational circles.
     J. F. Richards remained with his parents until his marriage, receiving his education in his native place.  In 1894, he was united in marriage with Miss Caddie Moore a native of Moscow, Washington township, Clermont county, Oct. 12, 1861, daughter of J. E. and Anna (Smith) MooreMr. Moore was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Apr. 16, 1825, and died in 1906, and his wife, a native of the same county, born May 24, 1824, died May 3, 1883, both being buried in Felicity cemetery.  Mr. Moore had been a local preacher.  He was one of twelve children and eight children were born to him and his wife, namely:
     James E. E., born Nov. 30, 1847, died at the age of twenty-five years;
Lucinda Anna, born Aug. 7, 1852, taught school many years in Clermont county, Ohio, and in Chicago, Ill., and now resides with her sister, Mrs. Richards; Sarah Isabel, born June 5, 1854, died young; Elizabeth Jane, born Mar. 20, 1855, died at the age of thirty-two years; Eva Josephine, born May 7 1857, died at the age of three years; Rachel Eliza, born May 19, 1859, is the wife of Charles S. Warner, a minister living in Oklahoma; Clara May, born Oct. 12, 1861, Mrs. Richards; Belle Smith, born Jan. 10, 1865, died at the age of seventeen years.  The father's brother, Eugene Moore, served in the Civil war from Ohio.
     Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Richards located on the old Moore hometead, of which he inherited two hundred and fifty-one and one-fourth acre.  He carried on general farming and pays especial attention to stock raising.  He has been very successful and has established a reputation for integrity and industry.  He is actively interested in public affairs and is a Prohibitionist in politics, although reared a Republican.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist church, in which he has served as trustee and steward for some time, and for many years was superintendent of the Sunday school.  They are much interested in various measures for the public welfare and for the uplifting of the race.  They are among the bet known people of the community, being natives of the county and members of prominent families.
     Two children have blessed the union of Mr. Richards and wife:
     Dorsey Smith, born July 8, 1895, attends Woodworth School in Cincinnati, and is taking a course in domestic science;
     Robert Moore, born Oct. 1, 1903, attends the local school, which is on a part of the old Richards farm.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 833
  THE RICKER FAMILY is of pure English extraction, tracing its lineage through the celebrated Wentworth family to Rynold (Reginald) de Wynterwade, a baron of great wealth, renown, and power, who lived at the height of his greatness in the year 1066, the time of the Norman invasion.
     After twenty-eight generations, we find Elder William Wentworth, the first of the name in America, 1639. Mary Wentworth, fourth generation from Elder William Wentworth, married Jabez Ricker, and they had ten children, of whom Samuel Ricker married, 1790, Susanna, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Jewett. They were the first of the family to settle in Clermont county, Ohio. To them were born, Rufus, who laid out the city of Davenport, Iowa, where he was a judge for ten years; Jabez, who taught the first school in Union school house, in Monroe township; Benjamin Jewett; Samuel; Susanna, who married John Fitzpatrick; Eben, who married Harriet Pompelly.
Benjamin Jewett Ricker, born at Poland, Maine, was married November 24, 1816, in Campbell county, Kentucky, to Mary Reed Wilson, born in Durham, Maine, February 12, 1800. He died in October, 1861, and she died in December, 1859. Their children were: Elbridge Gerry Ricker, born in Clermont county, Ohio, July 31, 1818; Susan, born in Rush county, Indiana, in 1821, and married Joseph R. Foster; Adaline, born in Rush county, Indiana, 1824, married Benjamin Frazee; Mary Ann, born in Rush county, Indiana, married Jacob Clark, and William Wilson Ricker, the youngest child, born in Clermont county, Ohio, married Mary Doane.
     Elbridge Gerry Ricker was liberally educated in the best schools in Southern Ohio. He made farming his profession, and became one of the most noted agriculturists in the State.
     He was a very well known and active politician, being a warm advocate of the rights of the negro slave, and helping to found the Republican party in Ohio, in 1854-55. In 1855, he was elected a member of the legislature of Ohio, and in 1858, left his farm at Locust Corner, Ohio, to become a member of the board of directors and professor of agriculture of the Farmers' College, of College Hill, Ohio, where he successfully operated the experimental farm until the beginning of the War of the Rebellion. In the war, he was major of the Fifth Ohio cavalry, and won a glorious name by his gallant conduct. He was elected treasurer of Clermont county in 1863, and served efficiently for a period of two years. On December 13, 1836, he was united in marriage to Margaret Foster, daughter of Lieut. Thomas and Sarah (Holly) Foster, and a granddaughter of Thomas Foster, who was a son of Nancy Trigg, she being a daughter of Col. William and Jane (Smith) Trigg, the former of whom was a son of Abraham and Dosia (Johnson) Trigg. Abraham Trigg came from Cornwall, England, in 1725, to Spottsylvania county, Virginia.
     Leonard Raper, the maternal grandfather of Margaret (Foster) Ricker, received his education at Oxford College, England, and came to America with Lord Cornwallis, acting as the latter's secretary until the surrender of Yorktown, after which he became loyal to the States government and was appointed surveyor of the Second district of Ohio. He first lived at the old block house, but later moved to Williamsburg.
     To the union of Elbridge Gerry and Margaret (Foster) Ricker were born seven children:
Benjamin Jewett, who was born September 14, 1840, and was major of the Thirty-fourth Ohio volunteers. Following the close of the war, he studied law, and was admitted to the Clermont county bar. He died at the home of his brother, Dr. J. T. Ricker, at Glen Rose, Ohio, September, 1907.
Rosella A., who was born April 1, 1842, married Dr. Edwin Freeman, a prominent surgeon of Cincinnati, who rendered gallant service to his country as a member of the Ninth army corps, and who afterward filled the chair of professor of surgery at the Eclectic Medical College. They had two sons and one daughter: Foster Freeman, unmarried; Dr. E. R. Freeman, who became professor of dermatology in the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, and was a member of the staff of the Seaton Hospital, dying unmarried in 1912, and Rosella Margaret Freeman, married Alan Ross Raff, and to them have been born one child, Rosella.
     Thomas Foster, lost his life as a result of a wound received while serving his country during the Civil war. He died unmarried, 1874.
Maria, who was born July 24, 1845, died July 8, 1872, unmarried.
Edward, born October 8, 1846, died unmarried.
Joseph Trimble, born May 18, 1848.
Sarah Foster, born November 22f 1855, was educated at the Wesleyan Female College, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and married William T. Simpson, of College Hill, Ohio, who is vice-president of the American Rolling Mills Company, of Middleton, Ohio, and to them was born one child, Robert, who died in early childhood.
     There is perhaps no family in Clermont county who has more intimate knowledge of the history of the county, its advantages, improvements and advancement than the members of the Ricker family, who for many years have witnessed its growth and through long years have taken an active part in the progress that conserves commercial development and general prosperity of the community.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 45
  W. O. ROBINSONWilliam O. Robinson, the enterprising and energetic merchant and postmaster of Perintown, Ohio, was born in Batavia township, Clermont county, Ohio, Mar. 20, 1862, his parents being Oliver and Laura A. (Lytle) Robinson.
     The boyhood days of Mr. Robinson were spent on the farm and he was educated in the country schools of the county.  He then taught school one term, after which he went to Lebanon, Ohio, where he attended school in the summer, but taught during the winter terms in the country schools.  He kept this up for three years, having for a teacher, "Daddy" Holbrook."  He continued teaching, later attending the summer school at Valparaiso, Ind., for two summers. By constant application to his work, Mr. Robinson earned a first class life certificate to teach, in which profession he was engaged for twenty-one years in Clermont county.
     In 1904, Mr. William Robinson desiring a change of occupation became an employee of the Union Central Life Insurance Company, when Mr. John G. Pattison was its president, and at the time the latter was elected governor of Ohio.  After spending three years in the insurance business Mr. Robinson came to Perintown, where he purchased a stock of merchandise and was appointed postmaster.
     In 1864, when Mr. William O. Robinson was two years of age, his father died, leaving two children, our subject and a sister, Lillian.  His mother married again and her second husband was James Hitch.  To this union two children were born, Harriet and Frank.  The stepfather being an invalid, it became necessary for William to help in the support of the family when he was quite young, which he did by teaching.
     Lillian and Harriet became teachers, the latter following the profession until her marriage to Monroe Wiseman, of Ironton, Ohio.  She has two children, Franklin and Robert.  The half-brother, Frank, is a graduate of the State University, and is city engineer of New York City.
     The mother and step-father of Mr. Robinson are still living in Batavia, Ohio.
     Mr. William Robinson is not only a staunch Democrat, but has been a delegate many times to the various conventions, and refused the office of county treasurer in 1912.  He is a member of the Methodist church, and has for many years been a teacher of the Bible class.  He is well known in the fraternal circles of the county and State, holding membership in the Free and Accepted Masons, and is past worshipful master, representing his lodge at the grand lodge for two years.  He is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Amelia, No. 99, being past grand and representing his lodge for three years at grand lodge.  He was district deputy for two years, installing officers all over the district, including Clermont and Brown counties.
     Mr. Robinson is not only a self-made man, but he has been the main support of the family as they grew up, helping materially in educating those younger than himself.  He yet contributes to the needs of his mother and step-father, and to any who are in need of assistance.  He has been a great benefit to the young of his locality, is very well read, and is informed on all the subjects of education and political interest.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 476
  DR. JOHN GEORGE ROGERSDr. John George Rogers was one of the most noted of the physicians and surgeons of the pioneer days of Clermont county, Ohio, who practiced at a time when it was necessary for great sacrifice of personal comfort, for the taking of long, arduous rides over poor roads in sparsely settled districts.  The birth of Dr. J. G. Rogers occurred near Camden, New Jersey, Apr. 29, 1797, his parents being Dr. Levi and Anna (George) Rogers, who came to Clermont county in 1804, settling first at Williamsburg.  In 1810, the family removed to Bethel, where the father died, Apr. 4, 1815, in his forty-seventh year, and his wife, who was a native of New Jersey, passed away at Batavia Oct. 13, 1856.
     After having acquired the knowledge usually taught in the schools of his day, John George Rogers was placed under the instruction of his rather at home, where he received most of his literary education, and where the deep and broad foundations of his professional life were laid.  His father, having a large practice, was often away form home and many of the duties were placed on his son, who in boyhood acquired great dexterity in extracting teeth, bleeding and many of the operations of minor surgery, as well as dispensing medicine in the absence of the father.  When fourteen years of age.  William Goble, a farmer near Bethel, Ohio, was severely and thought to be fatally wounded by a cut from a scythe upon the back and shoulder, which in the absence of his father, the boy was compelled to attend. He took eleven stitches, an inch and one-half apart. in the wound, with such success that the next day, upon examination, his father pronounced a perfect surgical job.
     Upon the death of his father, Dr. Rogers applied himself closely to the study of medicine, under the instruction of Dr. William Wayland, for two years, receiving instruction also from Dr. David Morris.  He spent two years reading medicine with Dr. Zeno Fenn, an eminent physician of Clermont county.  At the age of twenty years, Dr. Rogers settled at New Richmond, June 11, 1818, where he soon became a noted and successful physician.
     In 1824, he was appointed by the General Assembly, with others as a censor, to organize the First District Medical Society of Ohio, composed of the counties of Clermont and Hamilton.  When the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati was fully organized, in 1825, Dr. Rogers attended the lectures by Professors Morehead, Slack, Cobb and Whitman, graduating with the highest honors in 1826.  He was the main instrument in the organization of the Clermont County Medical Society, on May 11, 1853, and was its first president, in which capacity he again served in 1859 and 1867.  He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Society and attended many of its annual meetings, and took an active part in the famous meeting at White Sulphur Springs.  He was a member, also, of the American Medical Association, attending the sessions at Washington, Baltimore, Louisville and other points.  He performed many important surgical operations, for which he was commended by the medical journals.  He was the family physician of Jesse R. Grant and officiated at the birth of Ulysses S. Grant.
     On Oct. 19, 1820, he was married to the accomplished daughter of United States Senator Thomas Morris, Julia Morris, by whose death he was left with five small children, who were Eliza H., Levinia, Lydia Ann married Jacob Ebersole, Rachel M. married Thedore Griffis, of Connersville, Ind., and Dr. Levi M.
     The second marriage of Dr. Rogers occurred Nov. 19, 1833, to Sarah Ann Molyneaux, of Scotch-Irish parentage, born at County Antrim, Ireland.  Her family sprang from the French Huguenots, who escaped from France to Ireland after the terrible massacre of St. Bartholomew.  Her parents immigrated to America about 1820, settling at Point Pleasant,
Clermont county, Ohio.
     Dr. Rogers was a member of Clermont Social Lodge, No. 29, of Williamsburg, Free and Accepted Masons.  He was a member, as was his excellent wife, of the Presbyterian church,
and throughout his long and eventful life was identified with all movements for the advancement of Christianity.
     In politics, he was originally a Jackson Democrat, but in his later years was identified with the Republican party.  Although he never held office he always endeavored to advance
the moral and educational interests of the community in general.
     Dr. Rogers was one of the most influential and unflinching opponents of slavery and lived to see his cherished antislavery principles adopted and carried out by the government.  During his long and honorable career he was an advocate of morality, religion, education, humanity and science and a man worthy of the proud line of which he was an illustrious descendant.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 318
  LEVI M. ROGERSMr. Levi M. Rogers, who is conducting a confectionery business in Milford in accordance with the progressive ideas of the modern commercial world, where he is numbered among the foremost because of his unremitting diligence and his employment of methods that neither seek nor require disguise, is meeting with well merited success.  Besides the business in Milford.  Mr. Rogers makes trips over a large section of Clermont county, handling a wholesale trade.  He was the choice of the people in 1913 for county treasurer.  He resides on Cleveland avenue, his home for the past twenty years.
     Levi M. Rogers was born in the east end of Cincinnati, on the 26th of November, 1870, and is a son of Dr. Levi M. and Anna (Ebersole) Rogers, of whom mention is .made else where on these pages.  Mr. Levi M. Rogers was reared in Goshen township, Clermont county, where he received his education, remaining until his twenty-second year, when he removed to Milford, which has since been his home.
     The marriage of Mr. Rogers to Miss Jennie Mullen was celebrated in Cincinnati in 1895.  Her parents were John A. and Louisa (Kincaid) Mullen the former of whom was a contractor and builder, who was born in 1841 and passed away in February, 1896.  His widow is now residing at Milford and is seventy-one years of age, her birth having taken place in 1841.  Mrs. Rogers's maternal grandmother lived to the advanced age of ninety-one years, while her husband lived to the age of ninety-eight.  Mrs. R. T. Ashurst, of Georgetown, Ky., and Mrs. John H. Stephens, of Milford, Ohio, are sisters of Mrs. Rogers.
     Mr. and Mrs. Rogers
are the parentsof six children, and the family circle remains unbroken.  They are as follows:
     Louise M., was born in 1897.
     Mildred L. whose birth occurred in 1899.
     Harold L., was born in 1901.
     Anna Catherine was born in 1903.
     Kenneth G., was born in 1906.
     Wilbur A., was born in 1908.
     Mr. Rogers
has ever voted in support of men who are pledged to uphold Republican principles.  He is deeply interested in all affairs that affect his townsmen and has served as land appraiser and as a member of the board of public affairs.  He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the United Commercial Travelers’ Association.  Mrs. Rogers is a member of the Methodist church, of which denomination her paternal grandfather was a minister, in Indiana.  They are people who are highly esteemed in the community in which they have lived for so many years, having made a large circle of warm friends.  At the election of Nov. 5, 1912, Mr. Rogers was elected treasurer of Clermont county, being one of three Republicans who were elected in the county.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 326
  DR. LEVI M. ROGERS.  No biographical review of Clermont county would be complete without mention of the life record of Dr. Levi M. Rogers, deceased, who for many years was prominent in the medical fraternity of New Richmond, Ohio, and the surrounding country, and Cincinnati, where for more than twenty years he practiced in his profession.  He was also prominent in military circles, having been a captain of Company C, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry, in the one hundred day service in the Civil war.  He was of a family of physicians, his father and grandfather having been distinguished physicians and surgeons.
     Dr. Rogers was a son of Dr. John George and Julia (Morris) Rogers, his mother being a daughter of Thomas Morris, who for twenty-four consecutive years was a member of the legislature and senate of Ohio from December, 1806, to 1830.
     His residence was at Bethel, Ohio.  Mrs. Rogers was an accomplished lady of much intellectuality.  The father was one of the most noted physicians of Clermont county in his day, and was a native of New Jersey, his birth having occurred at Camden, Apr. 29, 1797.
     The paternal grandfather of our subject, Dr. Levi Rogers, was a native of Maryland, and in early life was an itinerant Methodist minister, who soon after his marriage to Anna George, only daughter of John and Sarah George, relinquished the itineracy and studied medicine, attending lectures at Jefferson College, in Philadelphia, under Professors Shippen, Rush, Wise, Wistar, Barton and other eminent men.  He became a surgeon in the Nineteenth regiment in the War of 1812.
     The maternal grandfather of Dr. John George Rogers, the father of this mention, was first a private in the First battalion, second establishment in the State of New Jersey, and was sergeant in the same battalion from Jan. 1, 1780, in Capt. Aaron Ogdon’s company, First regiment.
     Dr. Levi M. Rogers was united in marriage to Miss Anna Ebersole, Oct. 15, 1851, at her father’s home at Oakley, Hamilton county, Ohio.  She was born at the mouth of the Little Miami river, Cincinnati, a daughter of Christian and Theodosia (Webb) Ebersole, the latter of whom was born at Newtown, Ohio, near Cincinnati, she being a daughter of Gen. Clayton Webb, who served two terms in the Ohio Senate, also prominent during the War of 1812.  His wife was a daughter of Bethnell Riggs, who served during the War of the Revolution.
     To the union of Dr. Levi M. Rogers and wife were born ten children, of whom four are now living:
     Lida H. is Mrs. Cassius M. Fisher, of Cincinnati, her marriage having taken place Dec. 18, 1883.  Mr. Fisher was previously married on Oct. 25, 1877, to Julia Ann Rogers, who died Dec. 12, 1882, leaving one son, Willis W., assistant city engineer at the new Cincinnati Water Works.  His birth occurred Feb. 7, 1879.  Mrs. Fisher is a member of the Daughters of 1812, the Daughters of Veterans, and of the National Red Cross, besides being prominent in other clubs of her home city.  She is a devoted member of the Knox Presbyterian Church of Hyde Park.
     Charles E., a resident of Cincinnati.
     John George, of Brown county, Ohio.
     Levi M., a resident of Milford, where he conducts a wholesale confectionary business.
     Dr. Levi M. Rogers attained a high rank in his profession and although he was but in his fiftieth year of life when the grim hand of death ended his successful career his fame as a physician and surgeon was far reaching.  The memory of his good deeds and upright conduct will ever live in the hearts of his children and the large circle of friends.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 323



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