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A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches,
Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Military
Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent
Men; History of the Northwest Territory;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc.
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Dudley Twp. -
NOEL INGE, farmer, P. O. Larue, was born Apr. 16, 1824, in Crawfordville, Taliaferro Co., Ga., and is the son of Charles and Feriba (Crenshaw) Inge.  The subject of this sketch was educated at the common schools of Taliaferro and DeKalb Counties, to which latter county his parents had moved when Noel was nine or ten years of age.  He enlisted in the Sixty-third Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Company C, under Col. C. W. Gordon, and served for twenty months.  He was in the skirmish at Kenesaw and was at the siege of Atlanta.  He was married Nov. 20, 1851, in Henry County, Ga., to Catharine A. Seabrook.  She is a native of North Carolina, born Nov. 13, 1828, widow of George Seabrook and daughter of H. W. Calloway.  This union has resulted in five children, three boys and two girls, as follows:  William F., Martha V., Julia P., an infant deceased, and Charles H.  Mr. and Mrs. Inge are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the latter since she was seventeen years old.  Mrs. Inge, by her first marriage (made Dec. 25, 1845), had two children, George W. and John Thomas, the latter deceased.  Two brothers of Mrs. Inge were in the rebel army.  Mr. Inge has been a resident of this county eighteen years.  In politics, he is a Republican, and is an intelligent, enterprising farmer of Dudley Township.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 898

Liberty Twp. -
WILLIAM IRVINE, carpenter, P. O. Ada, was born in Licking County, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1834.  His mother, whose maiden name was Esther Kirkland, was born in 1808, in Zanesville.  She is the daughter of Samuel Kirkland, who settled in Ohio in 1792, and served in the war of 1812.  The father of our subject, Thomas Irvine, was born in Ireland in 1808, and emigrated to America in 1828, settling in Pennsylvania, where for four years he worked in the iron mines.  In 1832, he came to Ohio, and settled at first in Licking County, and finally, in 1835, moved with wife and family to Hardin County.  He and his wife are still living, and have a family of eight children, five of whom are living, and are all married, except William, the subject of our sketch.  William was brought up on a farm, and attended the common schools of his neighborhood, which were common, indeed, so far as the architecture of the school buildings were concerned, which consisted of round logs, greased paper windows, and a fire-place across one end of the building.  He also attended, in 1858, two terms at Geneva, College, Logan County.  He learned in Ada his trade of a carpenter, builder and contractor, and now ranks very high in the business, and also operates, occasionally, in the business of discounting notes, etc. He has lived in Ada the past twenty years, and resides with his parents.  John A. Irvine, brother of our subject, was in the Thirty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company K, and was killed in the battle of Chickamauga Sept. 19, 1863.  William  Irvine is a Republican in politics, and was Councilman of Ada at one time.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 1006

Round Head Twp. -
ROBERT IRWIN, farmer, P. O. Round Head, was born near Woodstock, Champaign Co., Ohio, Sept. 7, 1814.  He is a son of Thomas and Mary (Thomson) Irwin, the former a native of Ireland, the later of Kentucky, and both deceased.  Robert Irwin, was reared in Champaign County and farmed there until about 1838, when he came to this township.  He located on 115 acres of land, given him by his father, and afterward bought another tract of seventy-eight acres, thirty-eight of which he gave to his daughter.  This land was all covered with timber, and during forty-five intervening years, Mr. Irwin has cleared about ninety acres.  He has always been engaged in farming, with the exception of last year, when poor health caused him to desist.  He is a member of the United Presbyterian Church at Round Head, and an Elder in that body; is a Republican in politics and has been Supervisor and School Director.  He was married about forty-one years ago to Henrietta Robinson, a native of Kentucky.  They have had four children, two sons and two daughters, one son and one daughter living - Mary, the wife of James Graham, a school teacher, residing in Nebraska, and Thomas H., at home with his father.  Mrs. Irwin departed this life Jan. 4, 1881, aged sixty years.  She is buried in Round Head Cemetery.  Thomas H. Irwin, farmer and manufacturer of tiling, was born on the old homestead July 1849.  He received a fair education and has always resided on the farm. In 1872, J. Q. Herford and Robert Irwin erected tile works on the latter's farm and carried on their manufacture for ten years.  Then James Graham bought out Mr. Herford's interest in the business, and, in  1882, Thomas Irwin purchased the entire business of the two partners.  He employs a force of four men and three horses and in the summer of 1883 manufactured about 3,800 tiles, ranging from two to eight inches in diameter.  The clay for these tilings is found on the farm.  Sales are made mostly in this county, but large amounts are disposed of to dealers and farmers in Logan and Auglaize Counties.  Mr. Irwin was married Oct. 17, 1872, to Estella Mowry, a native of Auglaize county, Ohio.  By this union there are four children, three living, Annie M., Ella C., and Ida A.  Mrs. Irwin died in 1880, and is buried in Round Head Cemetery.  Mr. Irwin is a member of the Summit Grange, No. 526, Knight of Honor, in Auglaize County, and is connected with the Republican party.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 846





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