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City of Newark - Page 767
SCOTT BROTHERS, furniture dealers, Scott block, South Third street.  W. H. Scott and George R. Scott, who established the business here in 1825, and conducted it successfully many years.  About thirty years ago W. H. Scott took charge of the business and carried it forward with energy and success until 1871, when George R. became a partner in the business, joining the present firm.  They occupy the Scott block on Third street, second door north of the canal, which consists of a building twenty-five by one hundred, four stories, with an excellent base; the whole conveniently connected with an elevator.  They have a pleasant and commodious office on the first floor, which is also occupied as a general salesroom, and contains a fine display of a variety of goods, consisting in aprt of bureaus, book-cases, wardrobes, etc.  The second story is occupied by an elegant display of sitting room, drawing room, and parlor suits, and broken sets, plain and elegantly carved and upholstered.  The third floor is occupied by all styles and grades of bed room sets of eery material and of the best workmanship.  The fourth floor is the chair department, in which is kept a large stock of easy rocking, parlor, nursing, kitchen, and baby chairs of the best materials and workmanship.  They have an excellent undertaking establishment on Fourth street, near the Methodist Episcopal church, where they keep a large assortment of coffins, caskets, trimmings, shrouds, wreaths, flowers, etc.  Also have three elegant hearses, two of which are for adults and one for children.  They keep their own horse and turn out as fine a funeral cortege as the best cold desire.  Both members of the firm give their personal attention to both departments of the business, and th most prompt attention is given to all orders.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Fallsbury Twp. - Page 758
DAVID SCOTT, farmer, born in Scotland in 1815, and emigrated to America in company with his brother, William, about the year 1834, landing at Quebec, Canada.  From there they came to Licking county, locating in Fallsbury township, on the farm where he now resides.  On Sept. 9, 1847, he married Lydia Atwood, a daughter of James and Hannah Atwood.  She was born June 11, 1828.  They became the parents of five sons and seven daughters, all of whom are living.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Burlington Twp. - Page 767
E. W. SCOTT, merchant, born in 1834, in this county.  His father, Samuel Scott, was born in 1803, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.  He came to this county in 1810.  He was married in 1824, to Miss Lydia Mead, of this county; she was born in 1803, in Vermont.  HE died in 1877.  She is still living in Kansas City, Missouri.  They are the parents of six children.  The subject of this sketch is the fourth child.  He was married in 1856, to Miss Helen M. Williams, of this county; she was born in 1837, in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania.  They are the parents of two children: Charles and LuluMr. Scott began business as a clerk, in 1850.  In 1873 he purchased the store he now owns.  He was made postmaster during the war, which office he still retains.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
  CAPTAIN JOSEPH M. SCOTT is one of Licking county's sons whose record reflects credit upon the community in that he has always been a fearless defender of what he believes to be right.  For a half century he was closely associated with agricultural interests and in all of his business dealings was straightforward and reliable.  He is now living retired, making his home with a daughter in Granville.  He was born Jan. 9, 1830, in Utica, Ohio, and is a representative of an old American family which was founded in Chester county, Pennsylvania, afterward called Adams county.  The family originally came from the north of Ireland.  The battle of Gettysburg is said to have occurred upon their farm.  The line of descent is traced down through Hugh, Abraham, Samuel, Joseph and Josiah Scott to Captain Scott to this review.  His grandfather, Joseph Scott, left the ancestral home in Pennsylvania and made his way down the Ohio river in a dugout and polled to Zanesville.  He settled in Burlington township, Licking county, in 1810, and was there identified with pioneer life in all of its varied phases and experiences.  In 1814 he sold this property and settled in Washington township, where he was the first elder in the Presbyterian church at Utica.  He also served as justice of the peace.  In 1834 he removed to Logan county where his wife died while his death occurred in Lima, Ohio, in1837.  It was in honor of his grandfather that Captain Scott was named.  Captain Scott's father, Josiah Scott, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1801, and died at Charles City, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1861.  He married Samantha Morey, who was born Dec. 1, 1807, in Rutland county, Vermont, and was a daughter of Abraham and Abigal (Stratton) Morcy.  Her death occurred Mar. 5, 1887, and her grave was made at Charles City, Iowa.  In the family of this worthy couple were seven children: Sanford, who died in March, 1903; Joseph M.; Abigal; Mary Jane, who has also passed away; Eliza Roselia, who was born in 1839 and is married and lives in the state of Washington; Mary Roena, who was born Mar. 2, 1842, and was married in January, 1859, and now lives in Denver, Colorado; and Sidney A., who now resides on a farm two miles from Charles City, Iowa.
     Captain Scott, born and reared in Utica, Ohio, left that place at the age of eighteen years and went to Bellefontaine, where, for three years, he occupied the position of foreman in a clothing and tailoring establishment.  He then returned to Utica where he began business on his own account, but later withdrew from commercial connections and turned his attention to agricultural interests, purchasing a farm of forty acres of Squire L. M. Spellman one mile south of Alexandria, now known as Scott's Corners.  In his farm work he prospered and kept adding to his property from time to time until his and his wife's possessions aggregated four hundred and twenty-five acres.  In addition to tilling the soil and the production of the crops best suited to Climatic conditions, he made a specialty of sheep raising and found it a profitable source of income.  For half a century, from 1852 until 1902, he resided upon that farm and was known as one of the prominent and honored agriculturists of the community.
     Constrained by patriotism he put aside the interests of a growing business, for at the time of the Civil war he enlisted on the 9th of October, 1861, and having raised Company B of the Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was commissioned its captain.  He inspired his men and much of his own zeal and courage, and led his troops into the engagement at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and the Siege of Corinth.  Captain Scott also took part at the battle of Milliken's Bend, just above Vicksburg, when a boatload of arms was captured by the fleet.  Later he resigned because a young man was sent to him to take the office of Lieutenant when one should have been selected from the company.  He had before his enlistment aided in raising Company D which went to Missouri, but was afterward made a part of the Twenty-second Ohio Infantry.
     On the 3d of September, 1851, Captain Scott was married to Miss Emily M. Eastman, a daughter of Ephriam and Matilda (Hale) Eastman.  Five children were born of this marriage.  Fannie, the oldest, became the wife of George E. Thompson, on the 1st of May, 1872.  He was a native of Guernsey county, born in 1847 and died in Washington, Sept. 30, 1904.  Mrs. Thompson now now makes her home in Granville and her father, Captain Scott, resides with her.  Carrie E., the second daughter, is the wife of T. A. Carroll, of St. Albans township.  Hale E. married Lizzie Lewis and died, leaving one son, Lewis ScottWalter is cashier of the Otis & Hough Brokerage & Banking House of Cleveland, and married Katherine Nichols of Virginia.  Helen C. is the wife of Dr. George P. Riebel of Ashland, Ohio.
     Captain Scott has long been a stalwart advocate of progressive public measures.  Felling that the question of slavery was the dominant issue before the people, he joined the ranks of the freesoil party.  Later he was present at the organization of the republican party in Ohio, which had its birth at Columbus.  At this meeting John Sherman presided, and Salmon P. Chase, was nominated for governor.  For one term he served as justice of the peace in St. Albans township and was a candidate on the republican ticket for representative to the legislature and sheriff.  Later espousing the cause of the prohibition party, for he believed that the temperance question was paramount to all others, he now gives to it his loyal support.  He was three times its candidate for representative and was also candidate for lieutenant governor.  He announces his position as follows:  "In sentiment, a Congregationalist, a lifelong enemy of American slavery, the liquor traffic and the lodge."  His position never has been an equivocal one.  He has always stood fearlessly for what he believes to be right, and neither fear nor favor cold swerve him from the course which his judgment and conscience sanction.  He is as loyal in his citizenship as when he followed the old flag on southern battlefields, and all respect him for his unfaltering fidelity.
Source: Centennial History of City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio by E. M. P. Brister - Vol. II - Publ. Chicago - Columbus: by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909 - Page 134
Bennington Twp. - Page 756
HENRY SHIPLEY, farmer and carpenter, born in Holmes county, this State, in 1830.  His father, Josiah Shipley, was born in Pennsylvania in 1808.  His mother, whose maiden name was Hoglan, was born in Virginia in 1816.  Mr. Shipley, sr., on coming to this county in 1832, purchased what was known as the Parr mill.  His wife dying, he was again married, in 1853, to Miss Rohrick, of this county, and in 1854 he removed to Iowa, where he now lives.  He is the father of twenty-four children by the two marriages, thirteen living and eleven dead.  Mr. Henry Shipley, the subject of this sketch, and his brother, Moses, are the only ones living in the State.  Henry  was married in 1856 to Miss Sarah A. Parsons, daughter of J. C. Parsons, of this county.  Mrs. Shipley was born in this county in 1839.  They are the parents of seven children living and one dead.  The names of those living are:  Willis M., Josiah C., Elmer E., Miles M., Martha E., Zoa Z., and Charles H.  Mr. Shipley is a township trustee and also trustee for life of the trust fund of fifteen hundred dollars left by George Iles for the benefit of the Bethel Methodist Episcopal chapel in this township.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Bennington Twp. - Page 756
MOSES H. SHIPLEY, farmer, born in 1832, in this county.  He was married in 1861 to Miss Susannah L. Hatach, daughter of Seth Hatch, of this county.  She was born in 1844, in this county.  They are the parents of five children - Lewis M., Franklin P., Mary E., Barton J., and Seth J.  Mr. Shipley is a carpenter by trade, and is also a shingle maker.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Grandville Twp. - Page 759
JACOB SHOWMAN, deceased, was born in Washington County, Maryland, July 14, 1783.  He was brought up on a farm, and made farming his special vocation.  He married his first wife in 1802.  Their marriage resulted in twelve children - Margaret, John, David, Mary M., Catharine, Elizabeth, George, Sarah, Jacob, Fannie, and a pair of twins, not named.  They settled in Maryland, where they lived a few years, then emigrated to Tennessee; remained there, near Knoxville, about six years, then returned to their native State.  His companion deceased in 1823.  All of the above named children are deceased except Elizabeth and Sarah.  He married for his second wife Phebe Morrison, of Maryland.  In 1826, he, with wife and nine children of first wife, migrated to Licking county, Ohio, reaching Newark Jan. 1, 1827.  They moved into a log cabin, and lived there until the spring of 1827.  He leased a piece of land of Mr. Turner, of Newark township, upon which they moved, and lived there three years, then moved to a farm near the Three Mile house, on the Newark and Granville road.  In 1831 he purchased and moved on the farm in Granville township now owned by his son, William R. Showman, where he passed the remainder of his days.  In 1834, his wife and three of the children died with the cholera.  He married for his third wife Susan McCaulley, nee Smith, in 1835, by whom he had three children - William R., Elias W., and Albert B., who deceased at the age of fourteen years.  His wife deceased in 1856.  He married Mahulda Gilliland in 1858.  He deceased March 15, 1860.  His companion is still surviving him, at the age of sixty-five years.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Bennington Twp. - Page 757
J. J. SIMMONS, farmer. - His father, Van Simmons, was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, in 1793.  He came to this county in 1810.  His mother was born in 1790, and came to this county in 1808.  They were married in 1815.  His father died in 1871, and his mother in 1857.  They were the parents of ten children.  The subject of this sketch was born in 1826.  He was married in 1850 to Miss Mary J. Wise, of this county.  She was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1830, and came to this county with her parents in 1836.  Mr. Simmons and wife are the parents of five children, all living, and one married.  Mr. Simmons is the owner of a first class farm of one hundred and fifty acres.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
McKean Twp. -
EDWARD SIMPSON, enlisted in company C, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry in 1861.  He was heard from for about fifteen months after going into service, but from that time he was killed.  Mrs. Simson was married again Sept. 12, 1873, to Calvin Dush of this county.  They have adopted Alice R. Roland.
     Eli Alander
was  born Sept. 21, 1835; died in 1844.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881 - Page 615
Union Twp. - Page 776 -
MISS ADDIE SMITH, post office, Kirkersville.  She is a native of Fairfield county, Ohio, but came to Licking county in 1874, and engaged in teaching school.  She is a young lady of culture and refinement, and has been teaching about eight years.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Burlington Twp. - Page 757
D. A. SMITH, retired farmer, born in 1792, in Rockingham county, Virginia; came to this county in 1814.  He was married i n1819, to Miss Maria Cavitt, of Ross county, Ohio; she was born in 1801, in Pike county; Ohio; she died in 1827.  They were the parents of four children: Anderson, William, John, and Maria.  He again married in 1828, Miss Elizabeth Mitchell, of this county.  She was born in 1808 in Green County, Pennsylvania.  They are the parents of eight children: Phoebe A., Mitchell, Mary E., Catharine, Martha J., Sarah E., Benjamin D., and Esther L., all of whom are living with the exception of Mary E.  Mr. Smith has twenty-six living grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Three sons, William, John and Benjamin, were in the army in the war of the Rebellion.  Mr. Smith was in the War of 1812, and receives a pension for the service rendered.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Bennington Twp. - Page 757
JOHN SMITH, farmer, born in Sussex county, New Jersey, in 1817.  Lived at home until the age of twenty-one, when he married Miss Eliza Simpson, of the same county and State.  Mr. Smith came to this township in 1841; purchased a farm soon after coming here, and farmed until 1865, when, after disposing of a part of his farm, he turned his attention to the mercantile line, and sold general merchandise for six years, when he returned to farming, which business he has followed ever since.  His wife died in October, 1869, and he again married in September, 1870, his second wife being Mrs. Charity E. Parsons, daughter of J. D. Edwards, of this county.  He is the father of five children by his first wife and three by the second.  In October, 1854, Mr. Smith was elected justice of the peace, and remained in that office twenty-one years in succession, once receiving every vote cast.  He ahs been in office as trustee, treasurer, and justice of the peace, ever since 1847.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Burlington Twp. - Page 757
W. A. SMITH, physician, born in Rockingham county, Virginia, in 1851; came to this county in 1869.  He began his medical education in Dr. Coleman's office, in Homer, reading there two years and a half, when he went to the Cincinnati Collage of Medicine and Surgery, graduating from there in the spring of 1877.  May, 1877, he began to practice in Lock, this county, living there three years.  He removed to Homer in June, 1880, retaining the practice he had built up in Lock, and has succeeded in building up a fine practice here.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Jersey Twp. - Page 761
WILLIAM SPRINKLE, farmer, post office address, Jersey, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, in 1830, the son of John and Barbara Sprinkle.  In 1833 his father's family emigrated to Bowling Green township, this county, where William remained until 1869, when he moved to Jersey township.  HE is the fourth of seven children, namely: Maria (Roley), of Licking township; Henry, a farmer, of Allen county, Ohio; Peter, a farmer, of Johnson county, Missouri; William; Catharine (Snyder), Johnson County, Missouri; Mary E. (Poundstone), Newark, Ohio; and Margaret (Orr), of Bowling Green township.  December 11, 1857 was married to Miranda, daughter of Robert and Cornelia (Howell) Reed, of Fairfield county.  They have five children - John, Lora E. (Traxler), William Arthur, Walter and Charlie.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Bowling Green Twp. - Page 758
JAMES STERRETT, born in Berkeley county, Virginia, Apr. 4, 1803, and emigrated with his father Adam, to Ohio, in the fall of 1806, and first settled in Muskingum county, near Uniontown, but shortly after his father entered a quarter section of land in Perry county, near the Muskingum line.  James's school privileges were very limited, but when fourteen years old, the community in which he lived bought a circulating library, by reading which a taste for literature was cultivated in himself and others.  He learned the cabinet making trade and followed it over forty years, living in Lancaster, Lurray and other places.  He moved to Brownsville in 1849, where he has resided ever since, except a year, 18727-3, spent in Newark.  For twenty-one years he kept hotel in Brownsville, during which time he did not sell one gill of intoxicating drink.  On Feb. 8, 1825, he married Amy Park, who came to Union township, Licking county, from Hampshire county, Virginia, with her father, Amos Park, in 1810, at the age of two years.  Mr. Sterrett is the father of twelve children, three of whom died in infancy.  Of his five daughters, Josephine and Virginia live in Kansas; Jane Eliza  in Savannah, Missouri; Clarinda B. at home, and Mary Euphemia, wife of Robert Cowan, in Ashland, Ohio.  Their oldest son, James Milton, is at present in California; their youngest, Charles P., in Dayton, Ohio.  Adrian C. joined the United States navy in 1853, and was in Perry's cruise to Japan to open the ports to foreign intercourse.  During the war he was ordnance officer of the Gulf fleet, a position which he filled with signal ability and bravery, resigning his commission in 1865, he entered the cotton trade extensively in Alabama, and died Oct. 26, 1865, on the boat Ben Stickney, on the Mississippi river.  William Wirt entered the naval service as master's mate on the gunboat Champion, Apr. 6, 1863, and died at Paducah hospital June 3, 1863.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Burlington Twp. - Page 757
CHARLES STINSON, farmer, born in1827, in Morris county, New Jersey, came to this county in 1834, with his father, Joseph Stinson.  He was born in 1795, in Morris county, New Jersey.  He was married in 1819 to Miss Mary Larason, of the same county; she was born in 1794.  He died in1843, she died in 1870.  They were the parents of four children.  The subject or this sketch is the third child.  He was married in 1855, to Miss Phba A. Montanye, of this county; she was born in 1834.  They are the parents of five children.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Bennington Twp. - Page 757
CALVIN STOUT, farmer, born in 1833, in this county.  His father, John Stout, was born in 1809, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.  He was married in 1830.  Mrs. Stout, was of John Stout, died in August, 1868.  They were the parents of eight children.  The subject of this sketch was the second child.  He was married in 1855 to Miss Mary A. McDaniel, daughter of Robert McDaniel, of this county.  She was born in Essex county, New Jersey, in 1840.  They are the parents of four children - Charles, married and living in this township; Millard D., married and living in this township; Harry E., and Sarah E.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
City of Newark - Page 774
MRS. BARBARA SUTTON resides on teh corner of Third and Baker streets.  She was born in Green county, Pennsylvania, Aug. 17, 1816, and was married to Job Sutton, Feb. 14, 1836.  Came to this county soon after her marriage, and then removed to Knox county, Ohio.  From there they went to Warren county, Iowa, remaining there two years, when they removed to St. Joe, Missouri, and, after three years, came to Licking county.  Her husband died Feb. 27, 1875.  They had but one child, John B., born Nov. 4, 1838, and died July 30, 1860.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881
Franklin Twp. - Page 759
ALVEY SWISHER, is the son of Abram Swisher, an early resident of the county, and was born Dec. 26, 1826, in Licking township.  In 1830 his parents came to the township, where he has lived ever since, except a few years spent in Licking township.  He has one brother, David, and two sisters, Sarah A., the wife of Samuel Motherspaw, and Catharine, wife of Sylvester Reason, also a half sister, the wife of Brook Rutledge.  His father was accidently killed while unloading some heavy timber from a wagon, in 1830.  His mother married John Emory in 1841, and by a singular fatality, he also met his death accidentally, by being drowned in the South fork of the Licking river.  In 1846 he married Sarah Frank, of Perry county, by whom he had six children-  Margaret, widow of William Boring; Allen; Naomi, wife of Elmer Dusthimer, of Licking township; Elizabeth Louisa; Ella, wife of Amos Patterson, and Vara.  Mr. Swisher's ancestors were Virginians.  He has always followed farming, and is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church.
Source:  1798 - History of Licking Co., Ohio - It's Past and Present - Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. - Illustrated - Newark, Ohio - A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers - 1881

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