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Gallia County, Ohio

BIOGRAPHIES
Source:  History of Gallia County
Publ: 1882 - H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo

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Guyan Twp. -
REV. VINCENT DAILY - was born in the county of Monroe, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1832.  He has been acquainted with this neighborhood since his boyhood, when, with the exception of the farm of John Champan, there were no improved farms in this section.  All the farms have been improved since 1849.  The parents of Mr. Daily are John H. and Catherine (Sutherland) Daily.  His father was born in West Virginia, Dec. 25, 1797; his mother was born Nov. 13, 1797, his mother was born November 13, 1797, and died Dec. 11, 1863.  His father resides in Lincoln county, West Virginia, but at the time of her death he resided in Lawrence county, Ohio.  Mr. Daily was married in Lawrence county, Ohio, Apr. 4, 1852, to Burthana J. Rose, who is a native of this county, born Nov. 28, 1828.  She is mother of the following children: John H. W., born Aug. 22, 18__ resides in this county; James L., May 26, 1854, resides in this county; David S., Dec. 31, 1855, resides in this county; Margaret A., Dec. 16, 1857, died Apr. 19, 1876; Vincent F., who resides at home; Winfield C. and Mary L. (who both died, in infancy), Jan. 31, 1860; Jasper F., Apr. 22, 1862, resides at home; Sarah J., Nov. 11, 1867, resides at home; Rosen C., Mar. 8, 1869, died June 23, 1871.  The parents of Mrs. Daily were William and Mary (Adkins) Rose, settlers of this county in 1813; her father died July 22, 1867, and her mother in 1829.  Mr. Daily was a soldier in the late war, serving two years and nine months in the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was first corporal, enlisting Aug. 6, 1862, discharged Apr. 28, 1865.  He participated in several battles and skirmishes.  He was prostrated by a sunstroke in Morgan's raid, which caused palpitation of the heart and bronchitis of the throat.  Mr. Daily has had relatives in every war of America.  Mr. Daily belongs to the Mount Pleasant Association.  He is a resident of the township of Guyan, where he is engaged in preaching and farming.  He settled in this county in 1875.  He has relatives in nearly every State in the Union.  His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882~ Page 19
Guyan Twp. -
WILLIAM N. DAILY - was born in Noble county, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1850.  He is a son of John J. and Eliza (Caple) Daily.  His father died in 1855, and his mother in 1869.  The subject of this sketch was married to Anna M. Ensley, in Noble county, June 22, 1870.  She was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1851.  She is a daughter of Asa and Clarinda (Wellons) Ensley, settlers of this county in 1878.  The children of Mr. Daily are: Laura L., Born Feb. 10, 1871;  Cora J., Dec. 14, 1872, died Oct. 22, 1877; Mary Eliza, Nov. 22, 1875.  Mr. Daily has a farm located in Guyan township.  His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882~ Page 19
Springfield Twp. -
SILAS DANIELS—son of John and Delilah (Estel) Daniels, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1829, and came to this county with his parents in 1842. He was united in marriage with Mary P. Bing, in Gallia county, April 13, 1854. She was born in Gallia county, October 24, 1838, and is the daughter of Samuel E. and Lydia (Sawyer) Bing, who came to this county in 1805. They have had five children, namely: Mary S. (Minx), born February 18, 1855, lives in this county ; John S., May 14,1856, resides in this county; Laura E. (Blake), April 10, 1858, lives in Gallia county; Margaret E., October 9, 1860, died March 11, 1866; Alice M. (Shaffer), December 18,1861. Mr. Daniels served in the late war, enlisting in 1864, in the 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and serving till the close of the war, was honorably discharged. He also had three brothers in the war. Abraham H. and Madison enlisted in 1864 in the 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Both served till the close of the war and were honorably discharged. John Q. A. enlisted in 1861, in the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was taken prisoner in the battle of Vicksburg, and returned home at the close of the war. Mr. Daniels was one of the pioneer gold-seekers, going to California in 1852, in a wagon drawn by oxen. He met with many hardships during his stay, and returned home by water. He has bought a farm and settled on it, and is now a farmer in good circumstances. Address, Pine Grove, Springfield township, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 2
Greenfield Twp. -
DAVID T. DAVIES - is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Davies, and was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, Feb. 13, 1819.  His father was born in 1789 and died din 1876; his mother was born in 1790 and died in 1823; both of their deaths occurred in Wales.  Mariah Davies became the wife of Mr. Davis, April 1, 1840, Cincinnati.  She was born in Wales, Jan. 23, 1814.  Her children are: Catherine, born Jan. 16, 1841, died Feb. 6, 1843; Thomas T., July 3, 1842, resides in Rice county, Kansas; John D., June 15, 1844, resides at Fort Davis, Texas; Mary Elizabeth, Feb. 14, 1846, resides in Ashland, Boyd county, Kentucky; Griffith D., Feb. 18, 1848, resides in Ashland, Boyd county, Kentucky; Catherine Ellen, Mar. 17, 1850, resides in Ironton; Daniel D., Sept. 3, 1852, at home; David R., Oct. 30, 1854, resides in this township.  The parents of Mrs. Davies were Enoch and Catherine Davies, both of whom died in Wales.  Mr. Davies has held the office of treasurer of this township for nine years, and school director for twenty-years; he was also supervisor for one year during the war, when he was the only person they could find to fill the office.  Thomas and John, sons of Mr. Davies, served in the late war.  Thomas received injuries on a railroad train near Covington, Kentucky, which crippled him for life.  He was member of the 1st Heavy Artillery, and John was in the 167th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Mr. Davies is engaged in farming in Greenfield township, having settled in this county in 1853.  His address in Gallia Furnace, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 35
DAVID W. DAVIES - and Elizabeth Price were married in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, Nov. 13, 1865.  They are both natives of Wales, England, he born July 21, 1841, and his wife July 15, 1847.  His parents are John W. and Margaret (Davis) Price.  The children of Mr. and Mrs. Davies are: Charles F., born  Apr. 12, 1870; Mary O., Mar. 30, 1872; Edith P., Feb. 24, 1876.  Mr. Davies came to this county in 1873, settling in Gallipolis township where he is engaged in farming and also has an extensive dairy.  His postoffice address is Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page  42
Perry Twp -
REV. JOHN A. DAVIES – Is a son of Richard and Elizabeth (Savage) Davies, and was born in Montgomeryshire, North Wales, Sept. 5, 1805, and came to Gallia county in 1859.  His father was born in 1781, and died in January, 1823.  His mother was born in 1733, and died in 1851.  John A. was married to Eliza Reese, in New York city, May 24, 1841.  She is a native of Carmarthenshire, South Wales, born Dec. 26, 1814.  Her parents were David and Eleanor (Richards) Reese.  Her father was born in 1785, and died in 1850; her mother was born in 1785, and died in 1857.  The children of Mr. Davies are:  Eleanor, born Mar. 4, 1842, resides in Perry township; John A., Mar. 31, 1844, died in June, 1860; William A., Sept. 24, 1846, at home; Mary, May 25, 1849, resides in Perry township; Thomas E., Oct. 22, 1851, resides in Patriot; Benjamin C., Oct. 25, 1853, died July 24, 1854; Anna B., July 23, 1855, resides in Perry township; Robert B., June 11, 1859, at home.  By a former marriage to Elizabeth Morgan, Mr. Davies had two children: Elizabeth, born January, 1837, died Sept. 2, 1873; Mary, born in 1839, died in Oct., 1839.  William Davies, a son of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the late war, in the 100-day men, under Captain Amos Ripley, who now resides near Patriot.  The Rev. John A. Davies has been successful worker in the ministry for fifty-three years, and now, at the age of 77, attends to his work in that line.  His son and daughter, Robert B. and Anna B., were surprised, at their becoming of age, to each receive a check for $300.  One hundred dollars had been given them at their birth, and with the accumulated interest amounted to $300 apiece at their maturity.  The church of which Mr. Davies is minister is the Welsh Congregational church.  His postoffice address is Patriot, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 30
Gallipolis Twp. -
REV. CHARLES DAVIS - was born in Centreville, Gallia county, Ohio, June 24, 1844.  He is a son of Henry and Ann (Williams) Davis, the former of whom is deceased, and the latter resides in Gallia county.  Charles was married in Jackson county, Ohio, Mar. 30, 1876, to Hattie E. Allen, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, Dec. 24, 1848.  Her parents are Sidney and Harriet (Lewis) Allen.  Mr. Davis has two children: Allen S., born Jan. 13, 1877; and Angus C., Feb. 1, 1880.  The parents of Mr. Davis settled in this county in 1840.  Mr. Davis entered the army Jan. 1, 1862, as a private soldier.  He reenlisted in Jan., 1864, and was discharged in May, 1866.  He served two years in the office of the Freedmen's Bureau in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Mr. Davis is a minister of the Gospel, residing in Gallipolis, where he should be addressed.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 42
Harrison Twp. -
DAVID D. DAVIS – an influential citizen of Harrison township was born in Wales, Dec. 25, 1848.  His parents were John D. and Mary (Richards) Davis.  The subject of this sketch was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Catherine Griffiths, in Feb., 1872.  Mrs. Davis was born in Wales in 1850.  Four children have come to bless and brighten their home, in the order given below:  Reese, born May 31, 1873, John, Aug. 10, 1875; Daniel, Aug. 11, 1877; and Mary, Mar. 5, 1880.  The parents of Mrs. Davis were Rees D. and Mary (Davis) Griffiths.  They settled in Gallia county in 1854.  Mr. Davis  was in the late war, enlisting in Company D, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 15, 1862, serving with that command about one year, when he was transferred to the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war.  He is a farmer by profession, with postoffice address at Patriot postoffice, Ohio.”
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 40
Raccoon Twp. -
MOSES W. DAVIS - and Sarah Buck were married in Gallia county, July 27, 1839.  He is a native of Cabel county, West Virginia, born January 17, 1810.  His wife was born in this county January 3, 1817.  Mr. Davis is a retired farmer residing in Raccoon township.  His father, Paul Davis, died May 9, 1851, and his mother, Mary (Gilkeson) Davis, died Aug7ust 15, 179.  The parents of Mrs. Davis are Thomas and Susannah (Cherrington) Buck, who settled in this county in 1800.  Her father died May 14, 1855, and her mother April 8, 1840.  Mr. Davis settled in this county before he was married.  In 1852 he removed to Lawrence county, remained there 24 years, and returned to Gallia county.  Mr. Davis has held the following offices in Lawrence county; coroner for nine years, deputy sheriff for eight years, also, supervisor, assessor, and street commissioner of Ironton.  He was appointed deputy United States Marshal and held the office for seven years.  Mr. Davis had a brother in the late war.  William G. Davis enlisted for three years and served to the close of the war.  After returning home he was taken sick, and his death ensued.  Mr. Davis came to Gallia county in 1832.  His postoffice address is Thurman, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 5
Huntington Twp. -
RICHARD DECKARD - is a farmer residing in Huntington township, Gallia county, Ohio.  He was born in the township, Nov. 6, 1816.  His parents are Richard and Hannah (Eagle) Deckard, both of whom are deceased.  Mr. Deckard was married in Huntington township, May 9, 1839, to Jane Woods, who is also a native of this township, born May 18, 1819.  They have the following children:  Sarah Hulda, born Feb. 25, 1840, resides in this township; Campbell, Oct. 1, 1841, deceased; Polly E. (Hull), Mar. 2, 1844, resides in Jackson county; Susan H. (Macomber), Jan. 4, 1848, resides in Huntington township; Kent Jacob, Feb. 5, 1850, resides at home.  The parents of Mrs. Deckard were William and Rebecca (Edmanson) Woods, both deceased; they came to this county about the year 1812.  Campbell Deckard, one of the sons of Mr. Deckard, was a soldier in the late war; he enlisted in 1864, in Company I, 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry.,  He died with the small-pox in Tennessee.  The address of Mr. Deckard is Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 9
Springfield Twp. -
JOSEPH DELILLE - resident of Springfield Township, was a soldier in the late civil conflict.  He enlisted in 1862 in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and serving till the close of the war, received an honorable discharge.  His brother John enlisted in the 4th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, in 1861.  He was given the office of second lieutenant, and in 1863 was promoted to captain and transferred and put in command of a battery of artillery.  Mr. Delille is a son of Antwine and Sarah (Snyder) Delille, and was borne in Brooke county, West Virginia, February 20, 1827, settling in this county in 1838.  His wife, Isabella, daughter of George and Helen (Johnston) Martin, was born in Gallia county, Ohio, May 28, 1823.  They were married in this county, March 5, 1845, and have had nine children; Andrew, born May 17, 1846, resides in this county; Sarah L., February 10, 1848, resides at home; James L., January 31, 1850, died February 8, 1850; Helen (Philips) died February 3, 1851, lives in Vinton county, Ohio; George W., June 29, 1853, died October 27, 1854; George W., October 17, 1855, died October 24, 1873; Margaret E., October 31, 1857, resides at home; James J., October 2, 1860, died May 7, 1872; Mary B., September 24, 1862, resides at home.  Business of Mr. Delille is farming.  Address, Evergreen postoffice, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 1
Springfield Twp. -
LEWIS DENNEY - son of James and Rebecca (Vanderpool) Denney, was born in Surry county, North Carolina, December 26, 1797.  He was united in marriage with Felicia, daughter of Lewis and Constance Lecklare, in Gallia county, May 23, 1821.  She was born in the same county August 14, 1803.  Twelve children are the result of this union, namely: William R., born March 18, 1822, lives in this county; Ira A., March 8, 1824, lives in Jay county, Indiana; Mary J. (Russel), December 10, 1825, deceased; Sophia, August 28, 1827, resides in Jay county, Indiana; Melisia, March 21, 1829, died August, 1851; Angeline, March 5, 1831, died in Jay county, Indiana; Royel, March 1, 1833, lives in Jay county, Indiana; Daniel, January 8, 1835, resides in California; Margaret, February 26, 1837, deceased; Sarah (Glassburn), March 26, 1839, lives in Gallia County; Senith E. (Glassburn), August 25, 1843, lives in Gallia County; Elizabeth C. (Glasburn), May 27, 1847, resides in Nebraska.  Mr. Denney came to this county with his parents in 1814.  They were among the earliest settlers in the county, and settled on section twenty-nine, where they lived until their death.  Mr. Denney still lives on the homestead.  His wife's parents emigrated from France to this county with the French colony that settled in Gallipolis in 1792, it being the first settlement in the county.  Mr. Denney is a resident and farmer of Springfield township, and has held the office of supervisor for several terms.  Address, Heatly postoffice, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 1
Huntington Twp. -
ENOCH R. DICKERSON - is the son of John and Mary (Russell) Dickerson, both of whom are deceased.  Enoch was born in Jackson county, Sept. 5, 1822.  Mahettable Holcomb became the wife of Mr. Dickerson in Huntington township, Aug. 15, 1840.  She was born in this county Mar. 5, 1822.  They have the following children: Reuben H., born Nov. 17, 1841, deceased; John W., Feb. 14, 1844, deceased; Thomas A., May 31, 1849, resides in Hamdon, Ohio; Niles N., Apr. 22, 1851, deceased; Riley R., Aug. 22, 1853, deceased; Rebecca, Mar. 22, 1857, resides in Hamdon, Ohio; Enoch R., Apr. 9, 1860, resides in this county; Sarah Ann, Jul. 10, 1863, resides at home.  The parents of Mrs. Dickerson are Reuben W. and Rebecca (Niles) Holcomb, settlers of this county in 1811.  The oldest son of Dr. Dickerson, Reuben H., enlisted in Company H, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1862.  He served about six months, and was discharged for disability.  He reenlisted in 1864, was taken sick at Nashville, and died the same year.  John W., another son, enlisted Jan. 23, 1864, and was discharged Apr. 17, 1865, at Camp Dennison.  He was wounded July 4, at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain.  He was sent to the hospital, but he was afterward sent home where the wound caused his death.  Mr. Dickerson was elected school director in 1855 for three years.  He is a resident of Huntington township where he is engaged in farming.  His postoffice address is Alice, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882
- Page 9
Guyan Twp. -
WILLIAM DONNALLY - is a son of William and Sarah (Graham) Donnally, who settled in this county in 1814.  The county at that time was destitute of roads, mills, schools and churches.  William Donnally is a native of this county, born Sept. 30, 1820.  He was married the first time to Abagail Goldsby, who was born in 1822, and died in July, 1853.  She was the mother to the following children: Louis, born Feb. 23, 1848; Anneta, Jan. 19, 1850; Sarah J., July 15, 1852, died in Jan. 1855.  The second wife of Mr. Donnally is Rebecca R. Cochran.  They were married in this county, Nov. 16, 1854.  She was born in Pocahontas county, Virginia, Aug. 26, 1836.  Her parents are William H., and Mary (Grimes) Cochran, settlers of this county in 1846.  The children of the second marriage are as follows: Elizabeth M., born Oct. 11, 1855, died Dec. 1, 1855; Mary F., Oct. 3, 1857, resides at home; Albert P., Mar. 14, 1860 resides at home; Ada A., July 21, 1863, resides at home; Charles W., Apr. 20, 1865, resides at home; Xenophon E., July 30, 1867, resides at home; Harry A. Apr. 3, 1872, resides at home; Manford, Feb. 3, 1874, resides at home; Hattie E., Jan. 28, 1876; Pearl, Feb. 12, 1880.  Mr. Donnally served several terms as school director.  Mr. Donnally's occupations are farmer, physician and carpenter.  His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882~ Page 19

Walnut Twp. -
ASA DRAKE
– has been twice married.  His first wife, Nancy Dupre, was born Nov. 13, 1814, on the Island of Jersey, and died May 1, 1877.  He had nine children by his marriage: Suprema, born Sept. 25, 1835 died Oct. 6, 1835; Jane Nov. 8, 1837, died July, 1870; Edward A., June 23, 1841, lives in Ross county, Ohio; Mary E., Apr. 5, 1844, resides in Saline county, Missouri; Eliza, Mar. 8, 1846, died July 22, 1849; Rachel A., May 4, 1849, died Sept. 8, 1879; Elizabeth, Sept. 23, 1851, died June 20, 1878; Lafayette, Oct. 27, 1853, died June 1, 1856; Sarah, Mar. 21, 1858, died June 4, 1860.  His second wife, Mary J., was also married twice.  She was married first to Thomas Huggins, who died Apr. 26, 1865, and had eight children.  She was married to Mr. Drake in Walnut township, Gallia county, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1877.  She is a daughter  of John and Rebecca (Light) Kitchen, and was born in Floyd county, Virginia, Oct. 28, 1828.  Mr. Drake was born in Onondaga county, New York, Apr. 15, 1814, and is the son of Alpheus and Eunice (Fuller) Drake, who came here in 1836.  HE is a minister of the gospel, and also a jeweler.  He settled here in 1832.  He was held the office of justice of the peace of Huntington township, this county for six years.  Mr. Drake’s son, Edward, was in the late war during the entire service, and was honorably discharged at the close.  Mrs. Drake’s first husband was also in the war.  He volunteered in the 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry and died at Johnsonville, Tennessee.  Address Mr. Drake at Waterloo, Lawrence county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 24

Walnut Twp. –
SAMUEL DRAKE – and Mary Tipton were married in Morgan county, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1849.  They have had nine children, namely: George D., born Apr. 22, 1851, died Oct. 14, 1852; Lucinda, Jan. 30, 1853, lives in Lawrence county, Ohio; Margaret A., Apr. 19, 1855, died June 24, 1860; Charles E., June 9, 1857, resides at home; John N., Mar. 21, 1859, died July 10, 1860; Mary E., Aug. 11, 1861; Martha E., Aug. 12, 1863; Catherine I., Mar. 19, 1866; Willie R.¸ Sept. 10, 1869.  Mr. Drake, son of George W., and Catherine (Beckett) Drake, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1828, and settled in this county in 1855.  He has held the following public offices: township trustee ten years, assessor two years, and school director nine years.  His wife, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Allen) Tipton, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1828.  There have been great improvements in agriculture in Walnut township since he moved there,  he having introduced the first two-horse plow I that locality.  Business, farming and stock-raising.  Address, Sand Fork, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 24

Harrison Twp. -
SAMUEL DRUMMOND - is a son of Thornton and Lucy (Stover) Drummond.  He was born in Walnut township, this county, Feb. 2, 1826, and married in Lawrence county, Ohio, June 16, 1850, to Lucinda Saunders, who is a native of East Virginia, born Nov. 16, 1831.  Her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth (Strong) Saunders, came to this county in 1826.  The children of Mr. Drummond are: Mary E., born May 3, 1851, died Aug. 27, 1852; Stephen B., Jan. 21, 1854, died Mar. 21, 1854; Sylvester A., Jan. 5, 1855, resides in Harrison township; Evaline M. A. (Stewart), September 19, 1856, resides Harrison; Emily J., Dec. 8, 1858, died Aug. 20, 1860; Eliza A., Sep. 26, 1860, died Nov. 22, 1862; Lincoln F., Mar. 7, 1862, resides in Harrison township; Hattie M., Sept. 9, 1865, resides in Harrison; Walter E., Feb. 5, 1869, resides in Harrison township; Charles E., Nov. 19, 1877, resides in Harrison township.  Mr. Drummond has been justice of the peace from 1865 to 1871, and in 1881 he was again elected to that office for the term of three years.  He has also held the office of trustee for one term.  Mr. Drummond took part in the late war.  He enlisted in Company G, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, where he was commissioned second lieutenant.  He was then transferred to the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, and after serving two years he was forced to resign on account of disability.  Mr. Drummond has a fine farm, located in Harrison township.  His address is Lincoln, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page

Walnut Twp. –
THOMAS DRUMOND – was born in this county May 10, 1825.  His parents, Samuel and Mary (Holley) Drumond, were among the early settlers of the county, settling in 1823, and endured all the hardships and privations of pioneer life.  He was united in marriage with Jenetta Lambert in Lawrence county, Ohio, Mar. 25, 1847.  She was born in the same county Jan. 8, 1828, and is the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Sampson) Lambert.  They have had ten children: Allen T., born Dec. 25, 1847, lives in Nebraska; Mary M., Aug. 10, 1849, died Aug. 16, 1856; Harriet M., Mar. 1, 1851, died June 29, 1880; Samuel H., Aug. 18, 1852, lives in Gallia county; William B., Mar. 10, 1854, died Sept. 1, 1856; Elma A., Feb. 7, 1856, lives in Lawrence county; Evaline R., Dec. 19, 1857, died June 17, 1862; Mahala F., Dec. 20, 1861, resides in Gallia county; Thomas U., May 17, 1865, resides at home; John, Jan. 18, 1867, resides at home.  Mr. Drumond has held the office of trustee three years, and constable one year.  He served in the late war in the 100-day service.  Business, farming.  Address, Sprinkle’s Mill, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page  24

Gallipolis Twp. -
J. DUNN - was born in Ireland, Mar. 22, 1808.  His parents were Robert and Ann (Ferguson) Dunn.  The subject of this sketch was married to Margaret Fulton in Belmont county, Ohio, Apr. 6, 1843.  Since that date ten children have been born to them, as follows: John, born Mar. 21, 1844, died, 1844; Ann J., Mar. 29, 1845, and resides in Richmond, Indiana; Eliza C., Oct. 16, 1847, died Nov. 16, 1847; Virginia, Sept. 29, 1848, resides in Gallipolis, Ohio; John H., Jan. 8, 1851; Robert E., Feb. 6, 1853; Andrew A., October, 1855, died July, 1856; William E., July 3, 1857; Narcissa, Sept. 22, 1860.  Mrs. Dunn was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1820.  She is the daughter of John and Jane (Alexander) Fulton.  J. Dunn is a hotel keeper by profession and first settled in Gallia county in 1857.  He is universally obliging and polite to his patrons and is very popular in consequence.  His postoffice address is Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 42
Springfield Twp. -
JOSEPH S. DYER, Senior—son of Stephen and Esther (Spaulding) Dyer, was born in Waldo county, Maine, January 20, 1S23, and settled in this county in 1855. His wife, Sophronia J., was born in this county January 22, 1833, her parents, Melvin and Harty (Cole) Lawry, settling in this county in 1820. Joseph S. and Sophronia were married in Gallia county, November 22,1855. They have had ten children, namely: Melvin L., born February 9,1857, died August 18, 1858; Joseph S., August 16, 1858, resides at home; William C, May 11, 1860, resides at home; Leonidas B., March 12, 1862, resides at home; Daniel M., January 8, 1864, died June 30. 1865; Benjamin F., December 19, 1865, resides at home; Laura S., August 31, 1867, died October 11, 1867; Orpha J., October 11, 1868, resides at home; Amos O., April 5, 1871, resides at home; Libbens C, September 13, 1876, resides at home. Mrs. Dyer had three brothers in the late war. Oscar enlisted in 1861, in the Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted sergeant of his company. He reenlisted in the same company, and was appointed first lieutenant, and served to the close of the war, when he resigned, having received one wound in the war in the battle of Winchester. Alonzo enlisted in 1863 in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and served to the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge. William W. enlisted in 1863, in the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, served to the close of the war, and received an honorable discharge. Both grandfathers of Mr. Dyer were in the war of the revolution. Mr. Dyer is a resident of Springfield township. His occupation is farming; his address, Evergreen, Gallia county, Ohio.
Source:  History of Gallia County - Publ: H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago & Toledo - 1882- Page 2

 

 

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