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Source: History of Marion County, Ohio - 1883

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ANDREW UNCAPHER was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., Oct. 6, 1819.  His parents, Peter and Elizabeth (Ringer) Uncapher, also natives of the same State and of German extraction, were married about 1810.  To them were born fifteen children, seven living - John, Andrew, Simon, Amos, Samuel, Margaret and Catherine.  Michael, George, Philip, Isaac, Joseph, Elizabeth, Hannah and one infant are deceased.  Mr. Uncapher died in 1857 and his wife in 1875.  The subject of this memoir, removing from Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1839, located at Marion, following the occupation of mechanic thirty years.  He was united in marriage, Feb. 10, 1867, at Green Camp, with Miss Sarah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Brinker, also natives of Pennsylvania.  Five of their six children survive - Mary E., Laura C., Emma F., Lydia L. and Herman A.  Sarah J. died May 28, 1863.  Mr. Uncapher quite his trade in 1868, purchasing and moving to this farm of 115 acres.  He is a good farmer, a substantial citizen, a solid Democrat,  and, with his wife, a member of the United Brethren Church.
~ Page 801 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Green Camp Twp.
DANIEL UNCAPHER, first son of Joseph Uncapher, was born in Marion Township Dec. 21, 1837.  He obtained a good education, attending the Marion Academy a few terms.  When nineteen, he commenced teaching, continuing nine winters.  In 1863, he purchased 225 acres, locating in Big Island and Green Camp Township, living there till 1867, when he removed to Pleasant Township.  Mar. 1, 1869, he bought his present farm of seventy-eight acres.  He was married, Apr. 2, 1863, to Rebecca Riley, also a native of Marion Township born Feb. 22, 1810, and a daughter of Elias and Sarah A. (Moore) Riley  The names of their two children are J. Herman and Luther V.  he and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he officially connected, and served four years as Superintendent of the Sunday school.  He is an active Prohibitionist.
~ Page 639 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Marion Twp.
EDWARD W. UNCAPHER (deceased) was born in Marion Township Oct. 6, 1827, the eldest son and second child born to Solomon and Hannah (Shoemaker) Uncapher.  Having obtained such an education as the common schools of that primitive day afforded, he married, Nov. 6, 1857, Miss Nancy J. Cunningham, a daughter of James and Nancy (Barks) Cunningham.  She is also a native of Marion County, born Feb. 25, 1831.  The names of their children are Everett N., James O. and Olive V.  Mr. Uncapher bought eighty acres adjoining the homestead in 1855, and seven years later fifty-seven acres near the cemetery.  He owned at his death 240 acres of land.  He made all the improvements upon the home farm, building, in 1865-65, a $3,000 residence.  He was extensive raiser of fine stock, usually keeping from 200 to 300 head and was among the first to introduce Spanish Merino sheep into the county.  At one time he paid $400 for a Vermont sheep.  He was associated with L. C. Haines, in the wool trade, for many years; was a member of the Agricultural Board, and identified with the county fair in many ways.  He also reared the French and Clydesdale horses.  He was an industrious and enterprising citizen; was one of the movers in obtaining county pikes, having thirty shares of the Marion & Waldo pike (was Director and Overseer of the same, and twelve shares of the Marion & Prospect pike.  He began life a poor boy, but through his indomitable perseverance left an estate valued at $24,000.  He was a Democrat and a member of the United Brethren Church.  He was stricken with paralysis in the autumn of 1875, and died Apr. 11, 1877.  Mrs. Uncapher has added thirty-three acres to the farm.
~ Page 640 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Marion Twp.
HIRAM L. UNCAPHER, who is classed among the prominent and esteemed young farmers of Marion Township, makes his home on section 28, where his birth occurred July 31, 1860.  His parents were Joseph and Rebecca (Stonebarger) Uncapher, the father born in Pennsylvania and the mother in Indiana.  Both are now deceased, the father, who was born July 12, 1809, dying April 12, 1894; and Mrs. Uncapher, who was born Oct. 16, 1817, passing from earth Apr. 24, 1892.  They were worthy and respected residents of Marion Township, and as old pioneers possessed the unlimited confidence of all who knew them.  They were farmers by occupation, and became well-to-do in prosecuting their chosen calling.  George Uncapher, the grandfather of our subject, came to America from France.
     To Joseph and Rebecca Uncapher was born a family of eight children, of whom Hiram L. was the youngest.  Of his brothers and sisters we note the following:  Daniel, born Dec. 21, 1837, in Marion County, is still living here, engaged in the pension and insurance business.  His two sons are J. Hermon and LutherIsaac was born June 27, 1839, and died May 19, 1841.  Silas was born Feb. 28, 1841, and is at present engaged in farming in Marion Township.  His children are Emma L., the wife of Albert Cummings; and Perry J. at home.  Darius was born Jan. 30, 1843, and now makes his home with his brother, John.  Thomas J. was born June 12, 1846, and makes his home in Big Island Township, where he has a good farm.  John N. was born Aug. 8 1850.
     Dec. 21, 1884, Hiram L Uncapher was married to Allie, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Huffman) Barks, natives, respectively, of Marion County, this state, and Pennsylvania.  Mr. Barks was born Oct. 14, 1833, and his good wife Mar. 8, 1836.  Their three children were Allie, Mrs. Uncapher, born Feb. 6, 1862; Levi, who was born Feb. 6, 1862, and died in infancy; and Olive, born June 19, 1864, and who resides at home.
     To Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher has been born a family of four children, namely: Oda B., born Sept. 16, 1885; Olive, Oct. 9, 1887; Zola E., Sep. 3, 1889; and Ella M., Jan. 30, 1892.  The latter is now deceased, passing away Sept. 17, 1894.  The farm of our subject comprises about seventy-five acres, which he cultivates in an admirable manner.  Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher are members in excellent standing of the Presbyterian Church.
Source: Portrait & Biographical Records of Marion & Hardin Counties, Ohio - 1895 - Page 354
ISAIAH UNCAPHER in one of Big Island's strong men.  His birth took place Oct. 29, 1842, and he is the son of Isaac and Susan Uncapher, of Marion County, who came from Pennsylvania about 1838.  His family originated in Germany, and his grandfather, Rimal, was a Revolutionary soldier.  His marriage to Jennie E. Riley, daughter of Elias and Susan Riley, occurred Nov. 5, 1867.  The names of their two children are True and Belle.  Mr. Uncapher purchased his present residence in 1876, eighty acres, paying $35 per acres; worth at present $70 per acre.  He has good fences, and 500 rods of tile buried.  He makes a specialty of corn, having this season thirty-five acres.  Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher belong to the Free-Will Baptist Church, of which he is both Deacon and Clerk.
~ Page 668 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Big Island Twp.
JAMES O. UNCAPHER was born on the old homestead May 30, 1855, the second son and child of Edward W. Uncapher; obtained May 30, 1855, the second son and child of Edward W. Uncapher obtained a common school education, and became associated, in his twentieth year, with his father in the rearing of fine sheep.  Since his father's death, he and his brother, Everett N., have been continuing the business very satisfactorily.  They keep, also, Clydesdale horses, some of the finest in the county, and a high grade of Durham cattle and Poland China hogs.
~ Page 639 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Marion Twp.
JOHN A. UNCAPHER is an enterprising young man, having a fine farm of 100 acres, located near the Scioto River.  He purchased this place when heavily timbered, in 1871, at $25 per acre.  By thrift and energy he has cleared sixty acres, and now tiles 665 rods.  He has also made many other improvements, building, in 1877, a neat little house, with fine, up-ground cellar and a double corn crib and shed.  Mr. Uncapher raises large crops of potatoes:  1881, 400 bushels; 1882, 800 bushels; 1883, 6 acres.  He is also Commissioner of the "Rayl & Uncapher pike," in course of construction.  Mr. U. was born Aug. 8, 1850, in Marion Township, son of Joseph and Rebecca Uncapher, who came from Pennsylvania, settled in Marion in 1840, and brought up six children.  He was married, Feb. 27, 1877, to Miss Phoebe J. Cummins, daughter of Widow Cummins.  Their children are William H. and Jesse D.
~ Page 668 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Big Island Twp.
JOHN G. UNCAPHER was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1831, the son of John and Anne E. (Williams) Uncapher, of Welsh-German ancestry, and natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively.  John Uncapher was born May 14, 1796, and was a resident of Ohio for forty years.  His wife was born about 1808, but is now deceased.  They had a family of ten children, five living - Eliza, Mary M., Margaret, John G. and Urbane.  The deceased were Thomas, Caroline, Andrew, Joseph (an infant) and Sarah.  John G. resided with his parents, in Eastern Ohio, working as tanner for fourteen years.  He then followed farming with his father until 1872, with the exception of seven years at Clarkson, Ohio.  In that year (1872) he came to Marion County, settling where he now resides.  The farm consists of 333 acres, one-half of which has been cleared and put in a good state of cultivation by himself and sons.  He has a large, attractive home, and suitable buildings surrounding.  Mar. 22, 1860, he married, at New Lisbon, Ohio, Miss Sarah De Wolf, daughter of Peter and Saloma (Sheffer) De Wolf, of German descent, and the parents of five children, four surviving - Maria M., Rebecca, Caroline and Sarah; the deceased was Lewis.  Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher have six children - Charles E., Byron D., Mary L., Emma M., Lewis F. and Caroline L.  Mr. Uncapher is a thorough farmer, an esteemed citizen, and, with his wife and son Charles, a member of the Disciple Church at Marion.  He is a stanch Republican.
~ Page 668 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Big Island Twp.
JOSEPH UNCAPHER was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., July 12, 1809, a son of George and Catherine (Eddleman) Uncapher, of Virginia.  They were among the earliest settlers in Western Pennsylvania and were the parents of twelve children, ten of whom they reared to maturity.  He, with his son John, came to Marion County and entered land in 1824.  Joseph was raised upon a farm and educated in the common schools.  He first came to Marion in the fall of 1832, but returned to Pennsylvania, the following spring.  He continued upon the homestead until 1837, when he brought his wife, in a wagon, to this place and bought 160 acres of his father, paying $750.  He has cleared and improved this, and owns at present 303 acres, adjoining the corporation.  He has always followed farming and stock raising.  Feb. 16, 1837, he married Rebecca Stonebarger, a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Nesbitt) Stonebarger.  She was born in Indiana County, Penn., Oct. 16, 1817.  They had eight children, six living - Daniel, Silas, Derias, Thomas J., John A. and Hiram L.  Isaac and an infant son are deceased.  Mr. U. keeps his farm in a high state of cultivation.  A few years since, he built a fine brick house, thirty feet square, at a cost of $1,550.  He is a member of the Grange; was a charter member, and served as Chaplain.  He is liberal with his means, and has contributed to the building of every Protestant church in Marion.  He is an active Democrat, first voting for Andrew Jackson.  He was Trustee of the township one term and School Director twenty years.
~ Page 640 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Marion Twp.
MARTIN V. UNCAPHER was born May 1, 1840, a native of Marion Township and the son of Solomon and Hannah Uncapher, who came from Pennsylvania at an early day (when Marion had abut one shingle roof) and entered 160 acres of land.  Prosperity attended this father's labor, so that at one time he owned 600 acres of good land, and cleared eighty acres of farm land himself.  He had a family of sixteen children, twelve of them boys.  The district school gave Martin V. his education, and Mar. 28, 1861, he married Elizabeth L. Bush.  The names of their three children are Margaret J., wife of William Smith; Louis S. and Mary A.  Mr. Uncapher bought his farm of 138 acres in 1877, paying $59 per acre.  It is in good repair, drained by 400 rods of tile, and is worth $90 per acre.  Mr. Uncapher is a Democrat and a member of the royal Arcanum.
~ Page 645 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Marion Twp.
THOMAS J. UNCAPHER was born June 12, 1846, the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Stonebarger) Uncapher, of German ancestry.  Having received a common school education, Mr. U. remained with his father farming until 1871, when he moved to his present home, remaining one year; he then returned to the homestead, engaging in the dairy business two years; then removed permanently to his farm, consisting of 101 acres.  The same year, he married Hannah A. Simons, a daughter of John and Mary Simons.  Her death took place in 1880.  Mr. U. again married, Aug. 10, 1881, Miss Ida Kenyon, adopted daughter of Martha (Kenyon) Moore.  When he located his farm was a wilderness, but during the ensuing years he has cleared many acres, erected a comfortable house and accompanying buildings; he has also put in several hundred rods of tile.  His an exemplary citizen, and at present is serving his second term as Justice of the Peace in the township.  Politically he is a Democrat.
~ Page 668 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - Publ. 1883 - Big Island Twp.

 

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