Source: History of Marion County, Ohio - 1883
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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.
(Source: Page 639 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - publ. 1883)
|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.
(Source: Page 640 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - publ. 1883)
|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 Luther. Isaac 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 #4 - Portrait &
Biographical Records of Marion & Hardin Counties, Ohio - 1895 - Page 354
|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.
(Source: Page 639 - History of
Marion Co., Ohio - publ. 1883)
|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.
(Source: Page 645 - History of Marion Co., Ohio - publ. 1883)
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