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

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Laurel Twp. -
ORPHEUS OGLE
, son of Hercules and Frances (Hutton) Ogle, is a native of Jefferson County, Ohio, born Aug. 4, 1823.  His father was at one time a large slave-owner in Virginia, and was also the owner of the salt mills at Wellsville.  When quite young Mr. Ogle commenced to work in the blacksmith's shop with his father, and learned his trade so thoroughly that he is now able to manufacture most articles made in a blacksmith's shop.  He was married Nov. 8, 1846, to Nancy A., daughter of Amon and Nancy A. (Cox) Longshore, her father a native of Pennsylvania and her mother of New Jersey.  They are the parents of thirteen children, eleven now living - William H., born June 4, 1848, has been a minister of the gospel sixteen years; he has been twice married, the first time to Rachel Johnson, and the second to Phbe Grant; Elias A., born Apr. 30, 1850, married Maggie Kershaw, Nov. 2, 1872; Mary A., born Apr. 5, 1852, was a twin of Margaret J., who lived only twenty-two days; Henry F., was born Feb. 12, 1859; Emma M., May 9, 1861; Lemuel, Sept. 6, 1863, lived fifteen days; Maggie, Dec. 19, 1864; Wesley H., June 24, 1867; Silas O., Nov. 13, 1868; Cora T., May 7, 1871; Rachel E., Aug. 16, 1873; Gertrude C., June 20, 1881.  Mr. Ogle has a farm of 120 acres, and is a well-to-do farmer of the township.  He takes a great interest in the education of his children, and also contributes liberally to anything that tends to the welfare and education of his township.  His father was a soldier in the war of  1812.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1139

  Starr Twp. -
THOMAS O'NEILL, deceased, late of Starr Township, was born June 10, 1792, in Pennsylvania, just after his parents and family landed from Ireland.  His father, Henry O'Neill, being the first settler of Starr Township is mentioned at greater length in the general history of this township.  Our subject accompanied his father and elder brothers to this township in 1810, and assisted in clearing land and sowing a crop of wheat preparatory to removing the rest of the family here the following spring.  Mr. O'Neill was a hard worker, and had many difficulties to encounter.  He had to go to Chauncey to get his blacksmithing done and to get his corn ground.  He was married in 1817 to Ann Lee, a daughter of James Lee.  They have had nine children, only six living - Rosanna, Elizabeth (Lincoln), George, Lafayette, Lovina and Joseph.  The deceased were - Martha, Alvin and ThomasRosanna and George are not married, and reside on the old homestead, of which there is 220 acres.  George was born June 19, 1822.  Rosanna is the oldest of the family, and is a subscriber for this work.  Elizabeth married Albert Lincoln, and has seven children - Elizabeth, Martha, Benjamin, Alvin, George, Thomas, and CharlesLafayette married Patty Eggleston, and has two children - Benjamin and AsahelLovina married Lafayette Eggleston, and had four children - Martha (deceased), Lovina, Lafayette and Ettie.  Joseph married Mahala Keeton and has one child - Ettie.  Alvin (deceased) married Desire Morse, and had two children, Lovina and ThomasThomas (deceased) married Mary Piney, and had two children - George W. and RosannaMr. O'Neill died Oct. 30, 1868, respected by all who knew him.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - page 1061

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