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  THOMAS C. TEAL.  One of the well known men of the official life of Clermont county, Ohio, is Thomas C. Teal, who is the county sheriff.  He is keenly alive to the interests of the community and is possessed of all the qualities and characteristics that are the making of the man of affairs.  Mr. Teal holds the record for length of service, having served two terms in succession at two different times.  He began his public life as deputy sheriff, serving two years under George H. Keen.  In appreciation of his services at that time he was elected to the office of sheriff in 1893, beginning the activities of the office in January, 1894.  That he performed his duties acceptably to the majority of the citizens of the county was evidenced in 1908 when he was again elected to the same office he had previously held.  He has always given to the county his best endeavors.
     Thomas C. Teal is a native of Clermont county and was born May 1, 1848, a son of Jacob L. and Lydia (Dimmitt) TealJacob L. Teal was born in Maryland in 1795 and was a son of Jacob Teal and wife, who came to Clermont county from Maryland in 1799 and who died about 1848.  Jacob L. Teal was a carpenter and also taught school, but in later years he followed farming, residing on his fine farm of six hundred and twenty acres in Union township.  He was a Whig and later a Democrat.  Lydia (Dimmitt) Teal was born in Clermont county in 1800 and was a daughter of Ezekiel Dimmitt, a pioneer of an early day in the county.  He was a contractor and builder and built the county court house and Methodist Episcopal church.  He died at Batavia at an advanced age.  Jacob L. Teal died in 1869 and his wife followed him in 1875.  They were both active and prominent members of the Methodist church.
     Mr. Thomas C. Teal is one of twelve children, the father having been twice married.  Those of the first family are:  Jessie L., Burris W., and Sarah.  Of this family all are deceased.
     Those of the second family are:
     Caroline, deceased.
     Marcella, deceased .
     Keziah, deceased.
     Jennie, Mrs. Brancomb, of Cincinnati.
     Amanda, deceased.
     Granville is a farmer living in Union township, this county.
     Thomas C., the subject of this review.
     Viola, Mrs. Mohr, of Hyde Park, Cincinnati.
     Mary, deceased.
     Thomas C. Teal was reared on the home farm of his father in Union township, and farming has been his occupation for the greater part of his life.  His educational privileges were rather limited, attending only the district schools, but he has always been a close observer and has learned many things not taught in books.
     On Dec. 26, 1866, the marriage of Mr. Teal to Miss Martha E. Patchel took place.  She was also a native of Clermont county, her birthplace being Stone Lick.  Her death occurred July 14, 1908.  Mr. and Mrs. Teal had born to their union four children:
     Anna is the widow of Louis Maher, a railroad man.  He was killed on the road about ten years ago. leaving one son who is a street car conductor at Cincinnati.  Mrs. Maher resides with her father at Batavia.
     William P., of College Hill, Cincinnati, is superintendent of free-hand drawing at the Hughes High School, Cincinnati.  He also instructs on Saturdays at the Woodward High School.  He married a daughter of Mr. John Ferenbach, superintendent of the Cincinnati Hospital and a civil engineer.
     Miss Mary E., a musical instructor of Covington and Cincinnati.  She has a fine contralto voice and has traveled quite extensively as a singer and pianist.  She is a graduate of Clara Bower’s School of Music at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.
     Edward L., who died at the age of nine years.
     Mr. Teal owns a hotel at Batavia, which he conducted for several years.  He is a staunch Democrat and has been trustee of Stone Lick township for a number of years.  He is a member of the Masonic lodge at Batavia.  He has taught a class of young ladies in the Methodist Sunday school for a number of years and is a great favorite with all of them.  He has led a useful life filled with good deeds, belonging to a class of citizens who shed around them much of life’s sunshine.
     Prior to his election as county sheriff, Mr. Teal was night watchman for the United States Treasurer’s office at Cincinnati, which position he held for three years.  His work has always been done in an honorable and straightforward manner, no matter what was before him to do.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page
  W. E. THOMPSON, M. D.  Worldly goods and an influential position have been won by this gentleman, who is a native-born son of Clermont county, Ohio.  Dr. W. E. Thompson, who has achieved not a little distinction by his skill as physician and surgeon, was born in Bethel, in July, 1835, the oldest of the six children of Dr. William and Sarah (Hill) Thompson.  The father, Dr. William Thompson, was born in Danville, Ky., in 1796, and died in 1840, his burial being in Bethel.  The mother, Sarah Hill, was born in Maysville, Mason county, Kentucky, in1797, and lived to the advanced age of ninety-four years, her death occurring in 1891 at Bethel.  The father settled in Clermont county, Ohio, in 1808, where he was known as one of the leading physicians until his death.  Only three of the six children of Dr. and Mrs. William Thompson are now living:
     Dr. W. E., the subject of this sketch;
     D. W., also a physician, living in Sardinia, Ohio.
     Sarah R., widow of Oran V. Sargent, of Windsor, Ill.
     Dr. W. E. Thompson received his early education in Bethel and later attended the Cincinnati Medical College, where he fitted himself for the active practice of medicine, and in 1860 he first opened up an office in Bethel, on Plain street, where for fifty-two years he has lived and worked and built up for himself the enviable reputation of the foremost physician and surgeon of his city.
     In 1841, on the 5th day of June, Dr. Thompson was united in marriage to Miss Margaret E. Elrod, also a native of Clermont county, her parents being Thomas and Cynthia (Frazee) Elrod, of Tate township, near Bethel.  Mr. and Mrs. Elrod were both natives of Kentucky, and were the parents of nine children, but parents and all the children, with the exception of Mrs. Thompson, have all passed away.
     Dr. and Mrs. Thompson have one son and one daughter:
     William A., a graduate in denistry, but now farming in Tate township, who married Susan Armour.
     Winifred, wife of Charles F. Davis, a hardware merchant in Bethel, has one daughter, Bertha.
     One fact of especial interest in chronicling the history of the Thompson family is that in the immediate family there have been thirteen practicing physicians, four paternal uncles of the subject of this sketch, one brother and ten cousins.
     Dr. W. E. Thompson has taken an active part in the progress of his community, and has given plentifully of his time and talent to further the interests of all organizations for good.  He has been a member of both the school and town boards, and has served the government as medical examiner for pensions.  He and his family have taken great interest in the fraternal organizations of the city, he being affiliated in both the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders, and is past grand of the latter order.  Both Mrs. Thompson and her daughter have been honored as noble grand of the Daughters of Rebecca, of Bethel, and the daughter is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and of the Pythian Sisters.
     Dr. Thompson is interested in the politics of his time, but has had no aspirations for public office, but casts his vote with the Republican party.  Dr. Thompson had nine cousins in the Civil war, part in the Union army, Colonel Reed, Capt. William Thompson, and Capt. James Hill, and part in the Confederate, among whom was Colonel Thompson.  Edward Elrod, a brother of Mrs. Thompson, served during the entire war from Ohio.
erate, those gaining the greatest honors being General Reed and Colonel Thompson, of the Confederate, and Captain Thompson of the Union forces.  Edward Elrod, a brother of Mrs. Thompson, a brother of Mrs. Thompson, served during the entire war form Ohio.
     Dr. Thompson is the oldest physician in Bethel, not only in the years he has lived, but also in the number of years he has practiced his profession, and in his fifty-two years of residence on Plane street, he has seen the town grow from its pioneer and infancy days to its present prosperous and pleasant condition.  The family is one of the most highly honored of the community, and their interest in the fraternal and social life has done much to make Bethel a pleasant city in which to live.  Mrs. Thompson is affiliated with the Baptist church of Bethel, and is greatly interested in the prosperity of that organization.  Dr. Thompson is one of the substantial men of Bethel, and by his droll and pleasant disposition has won the friendship and respect of all who have been fortunate enough to call him friend.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 53
  AMOS HIRAM TUDORMr. Amos H. Tudor, one of the residents of Milford, Ohio, whose business is in Cincinnati, is in the office of the superintendent of the Fifth division, railway mail service, the office being in the government building at Cincinnati.  Mr. Tudor has been in the railway mail service for the past thirty years, a major portion of the time on the road.  His birth occurred at Windsor, Ashtabula county, Ohio, July 4, 1847, his parents being William and Philena (Griswold) Tudor.
     William Tudor
was born at Delaware, Ohio, but as a child removed with the family to Ashtabula county, where they resided until 1855.  He was a merchant of Windsor, and also a manufacturer of cheese in large quantities in connection with the buying and selling of farm produce as well as honey.  He was reared by Mr. Lathrop Rawdon, as extensive merchant, who taught all of the details of the business to the young man as he grew up.  Later, when Mr. Rawdon moved to Covington, Ky., Mr. Tudor continued in the mercantile business alone.  Mr. William Tudor located at Union Corners, Clermont county, Ohio, between Mt. Repose and Branch Hill, and there engaged in peach culture.  Shortly after the beginning of the business, Mr. Rawdon again joined him and they purchased one hundred and twenty-five acres of land, on which they planted ten thousand peach trees, and he was thus associated with Mr. Rawdon until the death of the latter gentleman.  The business established at that time was continued for years, raising immense crops of peaches during the war times of 1861-65.  In later years, Mr. Tudor became crippled, which impaired his activity.  He died in 1893, at the age of seventy-three years.  The father of William died early in life and his mother later became Mr. Evans, of New Brighton, where she died at an advanced age.
     Amos Hiram Tudor is one of five children, of whom one older than he died in infancy.
     Frank, married Miss McClellan, and passed away at the age of fifty-five years, his wife having left this life some years prior.  He was a resident of California and left two sons and two daughters.
     Lewis, married, a daughter of Albert Queal, and died at the age of fifty years, at Boulder, Colo.
     Philena (Griswold) Tudor, the mother of the subject of this mention, was born at Windsor, Ashtabula County, Ohio, about 1825, and was a daughter of Erastus and ___ (Bugby) Griswold.  The former was a successful farmer and business man.  Philena (Griswold) Tudor passed away at the old home near Mt. Repose, at the age of seventy-two years, about ten years after the death of her husband.
     Amos Tudor was reared and educated in Miami township, and completed a business course at Lebanon, Ohio, and entered upon the agricultural business until the call for aid from the country in 1861.  He enlisted in May, 1864, when about sixteen years of age, in Company H, One Hundred and Fifty-third regiment, and in September, 1864, joined the Fifty-sixth regiment, Company D, Ohio volunteer infantry, and served until his discharge, in July, 1865, at New Orleans, serving fourteen months in the war without receiving a scratch.
     The marriage of Mr. Tudor to Miss Maria Wainwright Megrue, took place in 1868, in the beautiful home overlooking the town of Milford, which later became the home of Governor Pattison.  Her father, William Megrue, passed away in this same peaceful home.  Mrs. Tudor is one of ten children, M. N. Megrue who was warden of the State penitentiary of Colorado for several years, and was president of the board of managers of the Colorado State Industrial School at the time of his decease.  He was a prominent man of affairs, and was commissioner of Pueblo county.  He, with his father, William Megrue, helping to organize the First National Bank of Batavia, later organizing the First National Bank of Piqua, Ohio.  He secured large farming interests near Buckley, Illinois, which he sold out later and removed to Colorado.  He was one of the contractors building the Denver & Rio Grande railroad and started the first overland freight train to Leadville.  He owned a large ranch twelve mile from Pueblo, Colo., where his death occurred.  The sisters who are living are: Mrs. Melvina Porter, the widow of Thomas Porter, and resides at Boulder, Colorado, though she owns a home at New Antioch, Ohio.
     Mrs. Amanda Barger, who is the widow of Robert Perry Barber, only son of Emley Barber, a pioneer resident and successful farmer of Clermont county.
     Mrs. Melissa Harris, the wife of H. H. Harris, of Champaign, Ill., where he is a wealthy farmer and president of the First National Bank of that place.
     Mrs. Ella Young, a widow, residing at Chicago.
     Ella, who is the wife of Harry B. McClure, of Boulder, Colo., where he is manager for the Gas & Electric Company, of that city.  They have one son, George Tubor McClure.*
     William McGrue
, of San Francisco, is an expert accountant and is a member of the Expert Accountant's Association.  He married Miss Babcock, of Colorado, who died in 1910, leaving two sons and two daughters, Dorothy, Mary, William, Jr., and Dwight.  They resided at Denver until recently, when they removed to San Francisco.
     Elbert E., of Oakland, Cal., is in the employ of the Pullman Palace Car Company.  He married Miss Grace Glascock, of Milford.
     Ezra A.
, of Poland, Ore., is a general contractor of the firm of E. A. Tudor & Company.  He married Miss Ida Gilligan, a Colorado lady, and they have a son and a daughter - Ralph and Barbara.
married Joseph Enigher of Milford, Ohio.
     Miss Melissa, at home.
     Mr. Tudor is a Republican, and for years was very active in political affairs.  He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, being commander of the S. R. S. West Post, No. 544, of Milford.  Mrs. and Mrs. Tudor are members of the Methodist church.
     In business life, Mr. Tudor has held to high ideals, recognizing that every business should be a source of service to the public as well as personal profit.  He has never been too occupied with personal interests to perform the duty which each man owes to his fellow men, and with a sense of conscientious obligation, has done all in his power to ease the life burden of his fellowmen.

Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 327
* This name is as it is in the book it was transcribed from. ~ SWick

  DANIEL TURNER.  One of those honest, self-made men of our country, who by their industry and judgment have overcome all difficulties, and risen from poor circumstances to fortune and eminence as Daniel Turner who was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, Mar. 25, 1806, and was the youngest of four children, who were brought with their parents, Michael and Elizabeth (Beltz) Turner, to Ohio in 1808.
     Michael and Elizabeth (Beltz) Turner left Pennsylvania in the year of 1808 and came down the Ohio river in a flat boat to Columbia, then the most noted place for eastern emigrants to disembark.  Michael passed away Jan. 16, 1856, in his seventy-fifth year, and his wife, Elizabeth, passed away Sept. 1, 1824, in her forty-third year.  Of their twelve children, the first four were born in Pennsylvania, the rest in Ohio.
     Sarah, married Uriah Baldwin and later Henry Leaf.
the second in order of birth.
     Elizabeth, married William Dumford.
the subject of this mention.
     Polly, married Henry Leaf.
     Anna, married Samuel Perry
, died at the age of eight years.
     Isaac, who became a Baptist minister, died in Illinois.
     Andrew J., died about the age of eighty years.
     William, died about the age of twelve years.
     Julia Ann, died at an advanced age.
     Amanda, married Harrison Carpenter
received the ordinary education of the district schools so poorly afforded in the days when he was a boy, and worked on a farm.  He started in life with no capital, but his strong muscles, untiring energy and an honest heart.  When fifteen years of age, in 1821, Daniel came to Clermont county and on October 10, 1827, married Susan Mallott, daughter of Peter and Martha Malott, who was born Jan. 27,1 811.  When they were married all the capital in their possession was one horse.  About 1831, Daniel purchased twelve acres of land, and from time to time added to his first purchase until he owned at one time, eight hundred and fifty acres of the best bottom lands on the East Fork, in Clermont county, eleven hundred and sixty acres of choice land in the southern part of Clinton county, and two hundred and thirty-three acres in Highland county, in all two thousand and forty-three acres.  In later years he built a fine residence at Perin's Mills, on the Milford and Chillicothe Pike, in Miami township.  Besides being a large land-owner he traded extensively in in horses and hogs.
     While a member of no denomination he and his family attended the Baptist church and for over a third of a century he was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to the Clermont Lodge, No. 49, at Milford.  He was a strict and positive Democrat in politics, but always refused public office.  He frequently served as school director, he, having a large family, was interested in all educational affairs.  For two and one-half years he was interested in what is now the Norfolk & Western Railway Company, being a director and extensive stockholder.
     Of the nine sons and four daughters who were born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Turner, but three are now living:  Benjamin C. and Peter, of near Lynchburg, Highland county, Ohio, and Mrs. John G. Ragland.  Twelve of the children grew to maturity.  Mrs. Turner passed from this life in April, 1900, in her ninetieth year, her husband having gone on before Oct. 26, 1880.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 316
Henry Leaf md. Polly Turner on Jul. 24, 1823
Henry Leaf md. Sarah Baldwin on Sept. 9, 1850
  JAMES B. TURNER.  As a representative business man; as an active and earnest worker in all that tends to promote the best interests of the community in which he lives, James B. Turner, who has been treasurer of Clermont county since September, 1909, stands foremost in the ranks of enterprising men of the county.  He was born at Newtown, Hamilton county, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1869, and is a son of James J. and Mary (Forbes) Turner.
     James J. Turner
was born in Hamilton county in 1846, and now resides in Monterey, which has been his home for thirty years.  His life occupation has been along agricultural lines and is now retired from active work.  His father was from Pennsylvania.
     Mary (Forbes) Turner is a native of Clermont county, and was born in 1849, a daughter of Eben and Phoebe (Robinson) Forbes, probably an early family in the county.  Eben Forbes followed farming most of his life.  He and his family were Baptists.  Mrs. Turner has two sisters living, one in Kentucky and one in Mt. Carmel, Clermont county.
     Mr. James B. Turner is one of four children, of whom two are deceased.
     Mrs. Mabel Stockton, died in Clermont county in July, 1903.
     Annie, died at the age of twelve years.
     Miss Stella, lives at home in Monterey.
     In 1891 James B. Turner was united in marriage to Margaret Cover, who is a daughter of Daniel Cover, and a native of the county, her childhood home having been in Monterey.  To this union have been born five children:
     Aurelia, aged fourteen years.
     Edwin, aged eight years.
     Ralph, died at the age of twelve years.
     Erma, died at the age of six years.
     Earl, died in infancy.
     Mr. Turner followed farming in Jackson Township for a number of years, until he was elected to office of county treasurer.  He is a member of the Masonic lodge; also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.  He is a member of the Presbyterian church.
Source: History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio - Vol. II - by Byron Williams - Publ. 1913 - Page 427



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