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History of Hocking Valley, Ohio -
Published Chicago:
by Inter-State Publishing Co.
1883

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  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
PROF. DAVID J. NEWMAN, Principal of the Gore Schools, was born Aug. 6, 1842, in Morgan County, Ohio, and is the son of David Newman, a native of Maryland, residing near Malta, Morgan County.  Our subject was educated at the High School at McConnelsville, Ohio, and in the fall of 1863 began teaching in Morgan County.  He taught there three years, and in 1867 came to Perry County, Ohio, teaching near New Lexington three years.  In 1870 he was appointed Principal of the Straitsville school, which position he held for seven years.  He has been Principal of the Gore Schools for the last three years, and as an instructor Mr. Newman has been eminently successful.  In September, 1863, he was married to Mary E., daughter of Thornton L. Hickerson.  They have a family of three children whose names are - Ida M., Oscar S. and Howard L.  Mr. Newman is a member of the I. O. O. F. society.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 978
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
AZARIAH NIXON, farmer, son of Isaac and Sarah (Sherlock) Nixon, was born near Maxville, Perry Co., Ohio, Jan. 15, 1838.  He lived there with his parents until nineteen years of age, when he began teaching school and taught sixteen terms.  In 1867 he purchased a farm in Perry County.  In 1870 he sold his farm and removed to Falls Township, Hocking County, and purchased the farm where he now resides.  He was Trustee of Falls Township for the yeas 1879, 1880 and 1881.  Oct. 9, 1862, he married Mary A., daughter of Joseph D, and Susan A. (Reyner) Woodruff, of Perry County, Ohio.  They have three children - Amma A., Susan A. and William H., all at home.  Mr. and Mrs. Nixon are members of the Old School Baptist church.

SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 978
  Washington Twp. -
SILAS NIXON
, youngest of twelve children of Robert and Catherine (Sapp) Nixon, was born Mar. 3, 1827, near Straitsville, Perry Co., Ohio.  the family moved from Virginia to Perry County, Ohio, where they settled about 1818.  Our subject was married Apr. 5, 1849, to Mary Cochran, a native of Perry County, where she was born Sept. 20, 1829.  She is a daughter of Joseph Cochran.  They have six children - Sarah Jane, wife of Philip Marx, residing near Lancaster, Fairfield County; Thomas married to Lydia Clark, residing on Mr. Nixon's farm in Perry County; Emanuel and Amanda (twins), the former married to Mary Gordon; Clara and Alva.  After marriage Mr. Nixon lived in different places till 1855, when he came to Hocking County where he settled in his present residence.  He has 165 acres of land in a high state of cultivation, and has been very successful in his business relations.  In 1862 he joined the Baptist church, holding his membership at the Scotch Creek church in Falls Township.  Politically he has always associated himself with the Democratic party.  Mr. Robert Nixon died in December, 1828, and his wife survived him twenty years.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1081
  Washington Twp. -
WILLIAM NOBLE, born Dec. 22, 1810, in Washington County, Penn.  His father, William Noble, was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to America with his wife, Elizabeth (O'Neil) Noble and an infant, where they lived east of the mountains for three or four years, and then settled in Pennsylvania, where Mr. Noble died.  In the fall of 1833 the family moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, where Mr. Noble lived till his death.  They had a family of thirteen children, ten of whom lived to maturity.  William Noble, the subject of this sketch, was twenty-two years of age when he moved with his father to Guernsey County.  He was married July 12, 1839, to Mary Ann Ogier, a native of Germany.  They have three living children - William, married to Kate Sell; James, married to Jemima Lautz, and Celia Ann, wife of Joseph CherryMrs. Noble had one daughter, May Josephine, by a previous marriage, who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Noble till her marriage with Albert Hartsell.  In April, 1841, Mr. Noble moved to Hocking County, where he lived till 1845, when for the following three years he resided in Perry County.  In the spring of 1849 he returned to Hocking County and bought the place where he now lives, it being very little cleared at that time.  He went in debt for the land, but in the course of ten years he had made the last payment, and at the present time has 150 acres of land, which is well supplied with iron ore and veins of coal.  Mr. Noble was reared in the Presbyterian church.  In early life he was a Democrat, but since the formation of the Republican party he has associated himself with it.

SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1081
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
JOHN T. NUTTER, residing on section 26, was born in Green Township, this county, Sept. 14, 1835.  He is a son of John Nutter, of Green Township.  He removed with his father to Wells County, Ind., from whence he returned in 1845, where he has since resided with the exception of two years spent in Perry County, Ohio.  During his life he has followed the occupation of a farmer and dealer in real estate most of the time, but for the past four years has mined ore.  He owns 353 acres of land.  At one time he owned over 1,300 acres, besides a one-sixteenth interest in 6,000 acres on Snow Fork in Ward Township.  He was married June 11, 1857, to Clarissa, daughter of Jacob Whetstone, of Perry County, Ohio.  They have had eleven children, ten still living - JAcob H., Mary E., Robert, John, Clara, Charles, Julia, Richard, Emmit and ElmerMr. Nutter has served the township as Constable for some time, and also as Township Trustee a few years.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 978
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
THOMAS SANSOM NUTTER was born in Harrison County, W. Va., Sept. 4, 1839, a son of Jesse H. G. and Mary (McWhorter) Nutter, both residents of Logan.  His grandfather, Thomas McWhorter, died in 1816, from disease contracted in that war.  A great-uncle, John McWhorter, and another, Charles Nutter, were also soldiers in that war.  In the late war of the Rebellion Mr. Nutter his father, brother and several relatives, were in the war for the Union.  In January, 1843, MR. Nutter's parents came to Ohio and settled in Adelphi, Ross County and in the spring of 1845 settled in what is now Perry Township, Hocking County.  In 1850 they went to Pickaway County, and after a residence there of two years returned to Virginia, and settled twelve miles north of Glenville, in Gilmer County.  In the spring of 1861, just at the breaking out of the Rebellion, they removed to the adjoining county, Ritchie.  At this time Mr. Nutter was at work in the oil regions of Burning Springs, Wirt County, and almost in a day after the firing on Fort Sumter the works were deserted, and because they belonged to Northern men were destroyed before the close of the war and have never been rebuilt.  Early in May, 1861, Mr. Nutter returned home, and, with others of his neighbors, armed himself against the depredations of small bands of rebel guerrillas from the more southern counties, who were frequently prowling through the neighborhood.  In August Mr. Nutter engaged to drive a team for General Rosecran's army, then at Clarksburg.  He accompanied them to Sutton, Big Birch Rive, and was with them at the battle of Carnifax Ferry, Sept. 10,  Oct. 10 he was discharged from the service as a teamster, sick, and without a cent of money, and 200 miles from home.  He arrived at home a week later, by begging his way, having never received any pay for his services thus far.  Feb. 6, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company K, Tenth West Virginia Volunteers, and on the organization of the company was elected Orderly Sergeant.  His regiment was in active service from that time till the close of the war.  At the battle of Winchester, July 24, 1864, he was wounded in the left hip, from which forty-two pieces of bone were removed.  February, 1865, he rejoined his regiment, and March 22 was commissioned First Lieutenant, and assigned to the command of Company H.  He was at the surrender of the city of Richmond, and was discharged Aug. 21, 1865.  The following September he settled in Harrisburg, Franklin Co., Ohio, where he resided till February, 1872, engaged in photography.  Dec. 20 he removed to South Perry, Hocking County; in May, 1873, to Gibisonville; in July, to Millville, and Sept. 15, to Logan, where he still resides.  Mr. Nutter has been somewhat of a local politician, newspaper writer and correspondent.  He was at one time one of the editors of the Hocking Valley Gazette.  He was then a very radical Republican, but is now somewhat conservative, voting, as he says, "a badly scratched ticket."  He has been twice married, having by his first marriage one son - Walter Bruce, who was born June 9, 1869.  May 2, 1878, he married Annetta Mitchel, of Nelsonville, Athens, Co., Ohio.  They have three children - Mary, born Apr. 7, 1879; Jesse Mitchell, Sept. 22, 1880, and Garfield Blain, July 22, 1882.  Mr. Nutter is a member of James K. Rochester Post, No. 140, G. A. R., and now holds the office of Senior Vice Commander.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 979

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