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HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO
Containing
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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Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co.
1883.

  Buck Twp. -
JAMES PAVER, deceased, was born in Maryland, Nov. 18 1801.  When about two years old, his parents, John and Betsy Paver, removed to Fairfield County, Ohio and settled near Lancaster, where they lived one year, thence removed to Union County, where they died.  James was the eldest of a family of nine children, and was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools.  In 1826, he came to Hardin County, bought land in Dudley Township, where he settled in 1827.  He added to his farm until he owned 320 acres, having cleared about half of it himself.  In 1847, he removed to within two miles of Kenton on the farm now owned by Joseph Hoover, and, about 1858, located on the farm belonging to John Paver, which contained 312 acres, and on which he lived until his death, June 22, 1880, aged seventy-nine years.  He was married, and had three children - Harvey, Mary (wife of Alpheus McConnell) and John.  Mr. Paver was one of the three of four men who built the first schoolhouse in Buck Township.  John Paver, the youngest child, was born on the Hoover farm, March 25, 1850, and was brought up on a farm and educated at the common schools.  On Jan. 19, 1873, he married Mollie Cline, born June 10, 1849, in Fairfield County, Ohio.  Five children, have been born to them, viz.: Jimmie, Orie, Dora, Charlie and Anna May.  Mr. Paver owns 104 acres of the old homestead, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising.  He cleared up most of his land, and also aided his father on his farm.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 1018

Samuel Patterson


Jane Patterson
Marion Twp. -
SAMUEL PATTERSON, deceased.

Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 952


Samuel Patterson
Marion Twp. -
SAMUEL PATTERSON, farmer

Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 953


W. D. Patterson
Marion Twp. -
WILLIAM D. PATTERSON

Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 953

  Blanchard Twp. -
WILLIAM PEALER, contactor and carpenter, Dunkirk, was born Aug. 17, 1823, in Columbia County, Penn.  His parents are John and Rachel (Bright) Pealer, natives of Pennsylvania, the former of German, the latter of English descent.  His parents emigrated to Knox County, Ohio, when our subject was eighteen months old, and where he was reared, educated in the log schoolhouse with paper windows.  He is by occupation a contractor and carpenter, the latter of which he has followed for twenty-five years.  On Feb. 26, 1846, he was united in marriage to Sarah Lantz, born Dec. 12, 1825, a native of Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Jonathan Lantz, of German extraction, who emigrated to Ohio at an early day.  This union has resulted in nine children, six sons and three daughters, as follows:  Laura, the wife of John Rinkford, drayman in Lima, Ohio; Louisa, the wife of John Jones, living in Indiana; Lemuel, contractor and carpenter, married to Mollie Howe, by whom he has one child, Ray; William F., a blacksmith in Indiana, married to Delia Powell, daughter of Josiah Powell; Mary, the wife of Albert Barber; J. C. Fremont, at home; Samuel Delbert, at home; Oliver, deceased at Atlanta, member on the One Hundred and Eighty-second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company A, and Virgil, who died at Livingston, Ill., of spotted fever.  Mr. Pealer enlisted December 1864, in the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company F; discharged June 21, 1865.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, where the former for eleven years was Recording Scribe, has filled the position of Class Leader, and for five years was Sunday School Superintendent.  Mr. Pealer has filled the of Township Trustee and School Director, and is a well-known citizen of Blanchard Township.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 884
  Hale Twp. -
LEMUEL PENNOCK, farmer, P. O. Mount Victory, was born in Stark County, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1842.  His parents, Isaac W. and Ann E. Pennock, are both living, and reside in Mount Victory, Ohio.  Our subject was married, Nov. 15, 1866, to Miss Susan, daughter of Cyrus and Susan Dille, born in Hale Township, Hardin Co., Ohio, July 22, 1849.  Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania. emigrating to Ohio in 1828, coming to Hardin County in 1830, and settling in Hale Township, on the farm where Mrs. Dille and our subject now reside.  Mr. Dille was born Jan. 6, 1796, and died Apr. 21, 1849.  His widow, who still survives him, was born Sept. 29, 1808.  They were married on Nov. 11, 1828.   Our subject was, by occupation, an engineer, until 1867, when he took up farming.  He inherited sixty acres of land, part of which he has sold, adding some land adjoining, and now owns forty-live acres near Mount Victory.  He has a family of three children, viz., Eslie, Minnie J. and Joseph R.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 940
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JOHN PFEIFFER, deceased, son of Michael Pfeiffer, was born in Germany in 1813, and, at the age of seventeenth, left his native land to avoid going into the army.  Emigrating to Pennsylvania, he remained there two years, thence came west to Springfield, Ohio, where he followed his trade of boot and shoe making.  In 1834, he removed to Hardin County, bought a piece of land east of Kenton, and while spending his days in clearing off the timber, much of the night was put in working at his trade.  In 1836, he went back to Germany, and brought out his father, five brothers and two sisters, his mother dying ere starting for the New World.  He settled on his farm east of town, and, in 1839, was married to Eva Elsasser, who came from Germany with the Pfeiffer family.  They resided on the old homestead until 1852,when he removed to Kenton, and purchased the grist mill and distillery of Nelson Miller, which he operated until 1865, then sold it, and settled on a farm in Round Head Township, where he followed farming, piking and mercantile business until 1872.  He then returned to Kenton, but, in the spring of 1877, removed to a farm in Buck Township, where he died Oct. 12, 1880.  To John and Eva Pfeiffer were born the following children:  Elizabeth, George (deceased), Barbara, Margaret, John, Henry (deceased), Lewis, Henry, and George (deceased), being nine in all, two having been called after those previously deceased.  Mr. Pfeiffer left an estate of over 800 acres of land, besides town and much personal property.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Druid societies, and adhered to the Lutheran Church.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 1049
  Jackson Twp. -
A. D. PIFER, merchant, Forest, was born in Hancock County, Ohio, in 1854.  His father was killed in a saw mill in 1859, and our subject lived with his mother till he was fifteen years old, when he went to Michigan and lived with his brother two years.  He had very poor health, so he returned to New Stark, Ohio, and obtained a clerkship in the store of S. W. Mock, where he worked for two years, and then went to Ada to school one term, which was all the schooling he ever had.  He then went to Dunkirk and bought a half interest in a store in that place. He was married while there, and then sold out, and moved to Forest, Ohio, in 1876, and bought the store of L. Merriman &
Co., and has had a prosperous business ever since.

Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 962
  Jackson Twp. -
JASPER M. PIMPERTON, farmer, P. O. Forest, is a son of William Pimperton, who was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1791, where he married Susanna Bassatt.  In March, 1827, they emigrated with four children to Canada, arriving in Port Hope, Upper Canada, now Ontario, where Mr. Pimperton, Sr., engaged in farming.  In June, 1835, he came to Hardin County, where he took up 525 acres of land in Section 6, Jackson Township, but, returning to Canada, he did not move his wife and six children until 1838.  With the assistance of his sons, he cleared up the greater part of his farm.  He died in 1861, his wife having left him a widower in 1846.  Jasper M. is the second child of the above parents, and was born in Lincolnshire, England, Dec. 1, 1817, and came with his father to Hardin County, Ohio, in 1838, where he has ever since resided and followed farming.  His farm consists of 100 acres in Section 6, which he inherited from his father.  On Oct. 20, 1842, he married Charlotte Copeland, of Lincolnshire, England, who in early life came to America.  The issue of this union is seven children, viz.: Mary S. deceased), Martha M., Mary C. (deceased), Malicia E. (deceased), Rebecca A., William W. and John T.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 963
  Blanchard Twp. -
THOMAS PISEL, farmer, P. O. Forest, was born May 1, 1845, in Hardin County, Ohio.  He is a son of William and Elizabeth (Carey) Pisel, the former a resident of Jackson Twp., now in his seventy-fifth year.  The subject of this sketch received his education in Jackson Township.  He is occupied in farming and stock-raising, making hogs a specialty.  He owns ninety acres of land in Section 3, Range 11, Blanchard Township.  On the 11th of November, 1869, he was married to Belinda, daughter of Solomon Benedict.  Three children have resulted from this union, two living, Hattie E. and Manda L.  Mr. Pisel was a member of the Forty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served two years and nine months.  He was wounded at a place located six miles south of Marietta, Ga.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 884
  Pleasant Twp. -
JOHN POOL, manufacturer, Kenton, was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1829.  He came to Hardin County with his parents and was here reared and educated on the home farm.  He learned the trade of blacksmith in 1849 with his brother Harris, and afterward became associated in the business with his brother William, with whom he has been successfully engaged.  In 1853, he was united in marriage, in Kenton, to Miss Eliza Graham, by which union four children were born, three living, viz., Wade, Ella and Laura.  His wife died in 1860, after which he married Miss Laura L. Lathan, also deceased, by whom he had one child - May - who still survives.  He subsequently formed a third union, taking for his wife Miss Maggie Stevenson, by which union there have been five children, all living, viz., Jessie, James, Hattie, Ida and Clifford.  Mr. Pool was Marshal of Kenton for two years, and numbers among the busy, active manufacturers.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 800
  Pleasant Twp. -
WILLIAM POOL, blacksmith and manufacturer, Kenton, was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1824, and is second son of Alexander and Phoebe (Harris) Pool.  His parents are both natives of Washington County, Penn., and came to the West at an early date, being among its first pioneers.  They moved to Hardin County, Mar. 9, 1834, settling in Goshen Township, where Mr. Pool entered eighty acres of land, the deed of which was signed by Gen. Jackson.  This land was afterward struck off in Wyandot County.  Alexander Pool died Dec. 24, 1881, aged eighty-two years; he was preceded by his wife in 1877.  They were the parents of eight children, seven of whom are living.  William, our subject, was reared on the homestead until of age, when he learned the blacksmith trade with his brother Harris, the two afterward forming a partnership.  William then succeeded his brother in the business, carrying it on alone until 1850, when he admitted his brother John into partnership, and the two have since been committed his brother John into partnership, and the two have since been continuously engaged.  They first located the establishment for the manufacture of carriages, wagons and buggies on the lot now occupied by the residence of William Pool, the manufactory being the first opened in Kenton.  In 1858, the brothers erected their present building on the corner of Franklin and Wayne streets.  They have a full assortment of goods and employ an average force of fifteen men.  They carry a stock of about $3,000 to $4,000, and enjoy the good will and liberal patronage of the people.  Mr. Pool was married, in Hardin County, to Miss Phoebe Russell, by whom he had one child - Martha J.  His wife died two years after marriage, and he subsequently married Margaret Moore (deceased), by whom there were two children, twin boys, both deceased.  For his third wife, Mr. Pool took Sarah M. Collins, by which union there were six children, three of whom are living.  Mrs. Pool lived to enjoy the fruits of her marriage for twenty-five years, when she, too, was called by death to the better land.  Mr. Pool's present wife is Miss Mary Vance, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he has had no children.  He was Sheriff of Hardin County one term, and served as Coroner and in various other offices of trust.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 799
  Cessna Twp. -
WILLIAM BENJAMIN POOL, farmer, P. O. Kenton, was born in Pennsylvania, Feb. 28, 1838.  He is a son of George and Emily (Carroll) Pool, his father a native of Pennsylvania and of Welsh descent, and his mother from Delaware, of English ancestry.  Our subject obtained a fair education from the common schools of Pennsylvania, and moved to Hardin County, Ohio, in 1854.  On the 1st day of December, 1863, he was married to ____, by whom he has had two children - Frank Shane and Carrie LeitoMr. Pool volunteered, Sept. 4, 1864, in the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving about ten months, and was in the battle of Nashville.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Pool is a Republican in politics, and has served his township as School Director and as Supervisor.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 925
  Blanchard Twp. -
ALVIN L. PORE, restaurant keeper, Dunkirk, was born Aug. 7, 1860, in Hardin County.   His mother, Huldah (Teegarden) Pore, died, leaving a family of three children, our subject being the oldest, John W. and Ida May.  His father, Levi Pore, was born Aug. 18, 1836, in Stark County, and was a son of Christopher and Martha (Doeman) Pore, the former of whom was a native of Pennsylvania and a pioneer of Ohio.  Levi Pore has resided in this county twenty-eight years; he was educated in Stark and Hancock Counties, followed farming for ten or eleven years, has been a plasterer for six years and is also engaged in carrying on a meat market in Dunkirk, which was established eight years ago.  He served ten months in the One Hundred and Seventy-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B.  He was married again on the 4th of February, 1875, to Mollie, daughter of Melvin Coats, by whom he has had two children, Charles E. and Mertie Jane.  the subject of this sketch was raised and educated in Hardin County, and for six years has been engaged in the occupation of butcher.  He was married in Dunkirk by the Rev. S. T. Bosserman, on the 14th of December, 1882, to Emma A., daughter of John Fry, born Feb. 28, 1866.  Her father keeps a livery and sale stable in Dunkirk, which business he has followed for fifteen years.  Her mother, Rachel S. (Philips) Wright, was born Sept. 23, 1840, and has reared a family of nine children, viz., George W., David E., Charles H., John Ray, Carrie Annetta, Emma Rachel, Ida E., Clarence and Lulu Estella.  Mr. Fry was raised in Hardin County on a farm until thirty-one years of age.  He was four years in the grocery business in Dunkirk.  In 1857, he went West, where he remained six years.  Enlisted Sept. 20, 1864, in the One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was discharged, June  29, 1865, at Charleston, N. C.  He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and in business is successful.  Our subject is a Republican in politics and is a useful citizen of Dunkirk.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 885
  Cessna Twp. -
FRANKLIN JONAS POST, farmer, P. O. Kenton, was born in Knox County, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1831, and is a son of Jonas and Lorain (Lindley) Post, both natives of Pennsylvania.  Our subject came to Hardin County, Ohio, in 1853, and settled on Section 12, Cessna Township.  During the war, he paid $220 for a substitute.  On Dec. 12, 1850, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of Peter D. and Mary (Clutter) Jones, the former a native of New Jersey, the latter of Pennsylvania.  Three children were born, viz., John Andrew, born Sept. 20, 1855; George E. Wallace, born Nov. 21, 1863; and Mary Elmina, born Apr. 20, 1866, died Aug. 18, 1866.  Mr. Post lost his wife Aug. 9, 1866, and still remains a widower.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In politics, Mr. Post is a Democrat, and has filled the offices of School Director and Supervisor for several years.  His well-kept farm shows his energy and enterprise.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page
  Marion Twp. -
JAMES POWELL, farmer, P. O. Ada, was born in England Aug. 24, 1819, and is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Powell.  He came with his parents to America and located in Marion County, Ohio, when eleven years of age.  In 1838, he migrated to Hardin County, and settled on Section 11, Marion Township.  In 1860, he was married to Eliza Kirtland, who was born in Logan County, Ohio, July 27, 1837, which union has been blessed with five children - Sarah Abbey, born Dec. 15, 1861, wife of Charles Siniff; Fuller K., born July 8, 1863; Benjamin F., May 13, 1865; Ida Ellen, May 8, 1867; and David Sheridan, Sept. 7, 1871.  Mr. Powell is one of the earliest settlers of Marion Township, with the history of which he has been identified having filled most of the offices by terms, serving as one of the Trustees for nineteen years.  He has long been regarded as one of the pillars of the township, as his good sense and sterling integrity cause the neighboring citizens to consult him in all times of need.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 953
  Dudley Twp. -
S. T. POWELL, farmer, P. O. Larue, was born July 8, 1860, in Marion County, this State, and is a son of Squire Samuel and Tamsey (Andrews) Powell.  His mother was born in Maryland and died Nov. 1, 1880, aged forty-eight years and four days.  His father was of Irish descent, a native of this State, died Apr. 14, 1865, aged thirty years and twenty-eight days.  The subject of this sketch was educated in Marion County, has pursued farming for his occupation, and owns 100 acres of land in Dudley Township
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 905
  Jackson Twp. -
DAVID PRICE, farmer, P. O. Forest, is a son of Josiah Price, who was born in New Jersey, Aug. 12, 1782, and died in Hardin County, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1862.  He was left an orphan in early life, but attained manhood in Washington County, Penn.  Subsequently he came to Jefferson County, Ohio, where he married Catharine Farber, who was born Jan. 24, 1786, and died July 6, 1836.  In the early part of this century, they settled in Stark County, where Mr. Price entered the army during the war of 1812.  They remained in Stark County until 1848, when they came to Hardin County and settled near Patterson, where Mr. Price bought a farm of over 200 acres.  Here he died, after a long and eventful life as a pioneer in Ohio, leaving his second wife (who still survives) a widow.  Of his nine children, four were sons, and five daughters, viz.: Philip (deceased), David P., Phebe (deceased), Eliza (deceased), Martha (deceased), Benjamin, Sarah (deceased), John (deceased), and MargaretDavid P. is the eldest survivor, and was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, May 24, 1807, but reached his majority in Stark County, where he married Mary L., daughter of Joseph Tucker.  She was born in Chittenden County, Vt., December 16, 1816. They came to Hardin County in the same year as his father (1848), and he is now owner of a good farm in Jackson Township of 165 acres; and this fine farm by industry and perseverance he has redeemed from the wild forest to well subdued and cultivated soil.  They are now among the leading and highly esteemed families of the county.  They are chiefly members of the Methodist Church. The names of the children are Joseph R., Josiah B., Sarah C., Emma J. and Alonzo T.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 963
  Pleasant Twp. -
LEWIS PRICE, baker and confectionery, Kenton, was born in Kenton, Ohio, in 1848, and is a son of Martin and Christine (Heisel) Price, natives of Baden and Reinbier, Germany, respectively.  They emigrated to the United States at an early day, and were married in Hardin County, where they have reared a family of five children, all living.  The subject of this sketch was married in Kenton, Oct. 16, 1872, to Miss Louise, daughter of Henry Collier.  The latter, with his family, emigrated from Mechlinburg-Schwerin, Germany, to the United States in 1853, and after a residence of three years in Sandusky City, Ohio, he came to Kenton.  Mr. Price is the father of one daughter - Annie L.  Mr. Price succeeded J. Gensley in his present business in 1877.  He is located on the east side of the square, where, at this writing (1883), he is erecting a large and commodious business house for his increasing trade.
Source:
History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 800
  Pleasant Twp. -
MARTIN PRICE, carpenter, Kenton was born in Baden, Germany in the year 1820.  He is a son of Simon and Barbara (Strupa) Price, with whom he emigrated to the United States in 1834, locating in Bucyrus, Ohio, where his father passed the remainder of his life.  In 1845, our subject came to Kenton, and was working at his trade for some years, but has since retired from active business.  He was married in Kenton, in September, 1846, to Miss Christine, daughter of Henry and Catherine Heisel, native of Bavaria, Germany.  She was born in Bavaria in 1822, and emigrated with her parents in 1834, locating the same year in Kenton.  Her father was among the first settlers of this city, where he followed merchandising for his occupation.  He was formerly a hotel proprietor in Germany, and died in Kenton in 1855.  He was preceded by his wife in 1853.  Mr. and Mrs. Price have reared a family of three sons and two daughters, viz., Henry, Simon, Louis, Julia (the wife of Henry Dorn), and Louisa (wife of Dr. Glenn of Kenton).  When the rebellion broke out, Mr. Price enlisted, in 1861, in the Eighty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B, and served to the close of the war.  He enlisted as a teamster and served in that capacity, and was in the Army of the Cumberland, Twentieth Corps, accompanying Sherman on his march  to the sea.  Mr. Price served four years in the Council and is a well-known citizen of Kenton.
Source:
History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 800
  Jackson Twp. -
RUSSELL PRICE, attorney at law and Mayor, Forest, is a son of Henry Price, who was born on the eastern shore of Maryland, but when a boy was stolen from home and carried into Ohio.  While on the road, his people pursued the thieves in vain. He reached his majority near Athens.  He finally married Elvira Corey, of Athens County, Ohio.  They spent many years in Madison County, where he followed the stock-raising business. In 1847, they settled in Kenton, where he engaged in a “ bus line," from Marion to Lima, which be continued until his death in 1855.  His widow died Jan. 18, 1881, while visiting in Ottawa, Ohio. The children by this union were Shelby, John C., Henrietta, Annetta V., Robert E., and Russell, the subject of this sketch.  He was born in Madison County, Ohio, in 1847, but has lived since childhood in Hardin County.  He improved the privileges of the schools of Kenton, and soon after his majority commenced reading law under attorney John D. King.  On Aug. 25, 1871, he was admitted to the bar, since which he has practiced in the county. In 1879, he was admitted to the United States District and Circuit Courts, and in 1881 was elected Mayor of Forest, his present position.  His wife is Addie B., daughter of W. H. Backus, and three children are the issue of this union, viz.: Henry B., Charles R. and William B.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 963
  Jackson Twp. -
B. F. PURDEY, farmer, P. O. Forest.  He is a son of Stephen Purdey and a grandson of Gilbert Purdey. The latter was a native of New York State, but died in Richland County, Ohio, where he had-followed farming and black smithing.  Of his sons, Stephen was born in New York State, but died in Hardin County, Ohio.  He matured in his native State, where, on Feb. 1, 1817, he married Ann Tibbs, who still survives, aged eighty-three years.  In 1829, they came to Ohio, settling in Haysville, Richland County, where he followed his trade, but in 1836, he came to Hardin County with his wife and six children, buying eighty acres in Section 12 of Jackson Township.  Here he began life anew as the first blacksmith in Jackson Township, following his trade until the misfortune of a runaway horse disabled him, rendering him ever afterward an invalid ; he died Sept. 5, 1865, aged seventy-three years.  The children of this family were William (deceased), Phebe (deceased), P. Henry, John E., William E., George H. (who graduated at Delaware, Ohio, became an attorney and during the late war raised a company, served as Captain, and was killed at Chancellorsville May 3,1863), Alfred, Anna E.; Stephen (deceased), B. F. and James L.  (deceased). Benjamin F. was born on the farm he now owns, in 1841.  He received a common school education, and has always followed farming, but for a number of years has been engaged in threshing wheat; his wife is Eddie C., daughter of E. P. Harman. She was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1850.  To this union have been born seven children—Adin O., Harry B., George H., Earl A. (deceased), Tully E., Annie M. and Alice H.
Source: History of Hardin Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page 964

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