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Washington Twp. -
JOHN PARIS a farmer of this township, born in Virginia, Oct. 6, 1812, and came here in 1829, with his parents, Peter and Mary A. (Hall) Paris.  Mrs. Paris, whose maiden name was Phebe Luckey, daughter of Joseph and Tabitha (Phillips) Luckey, was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1809.  They were married here Sept. 4, 1834, and have had eight children born to them; McDowen, born June 26, 1835; Joseph, Feb. 8, 1837; Tabitha, Dec. 26, 1840; Mary a., April 8, 1843; William, June 28, 1845; Lewis, Feb. 8, 1847; Cornelius, Aug. 10, 1849; Eliza (Prior), Aug. 13, 1852.  The five last named are deceased.  Mr. Paris has served two terms as trustee of Washington township.  His father served seven years in the wars against the English, under Napoleon Bonaparte.  Postoffice, Graysville.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 11)

Centre Twp. -
A. J. PEARSON - was born in Centerville, Belmont county, Ohio, on the 20th day of May, 1846; removed with his parents, William L. and Mary A. Pearson, to Monroe county, Ohio, at an early age, where he has since resided; was a private soldier in Company I, 186th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He commenced the study of law in 1866, with Amos and Spriggs, at Woodsfield, Ohio, and was admitted to practice Sept. 10, 1868, by the District court, then in session at Caldwell, Noble county,  Ohio.  He was married to Miss Elizabeth A. Alford, daughter of Charles and Mary Jane Alford, July 9, 1869; was prosecuting attorney of Monroe county from January 1872 to January, 1878.  In 1881 he was elected to the State Senate from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Senatorial districts, composed of the counties of Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Guernsey, Monroe, and part of Noble.  He has resided at Woodsfield since April 1, 1872, where he has been engaged in the practice of his profession.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 4)
Centre Twp. -
THOMAS PENNINGTON - is a native of Newcastle county, Delaware, where he was born Jan. 10, 1803.  He was married in Athens, Harrison county, Ohio, to Sarah Randolph who was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Nov. Centre township, Monroe county about eleven years, removing to Centre township, Monroe county, and settling on section 14; the deed to his land was signed by President Andrew Jackson.  He cleared his farm of all the wood and endured many hardships.  He still survives at the age of 79 years.  His wife died July 1, 1874.  Their children are: John R., born Mar. 17, 1827, resides in Perry township; Elizabeth, Apr. 13, 1830, resides at home; Richard, Sept. 29, 1832, resides in Green township; Amanda, May 16, 1836, resides at home; Maria J., (Agin), May 13, 1839, resides in Green township; Lydia A. (Covert), May 6, 1842, resides at home.  Mr. Pennington's parents both died in Delaware, their names were Richard and Elizabeth (Ryland) Pennington.  His wife's parents both died in Delaware, their names were Richard and Lydia (Mackey) Randolph, both deceased.  James Agin, Mr. Pennington's son-in-law, was in the late war, a member of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; he was wounded near Petersburg, Virginia, Apr. 1, 1865; he had previously been taken prisoner at Winchester, in 1863, taken to Richmond, held about four weeks, was paroled for four months and then exchanged and returned to his regiment, after being gone five months; he served about three years and was honorably discharged.  Mr. Pennington is a farmer.  Address, Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 4)
Perry Twp. -
JOHN R. PERRINGTON- born in Harrison county, Ohio, Mar. 17, 1827, came to Monroe county in 1837, is a son of Thomas Pennington, born Jan. 10, 1803, and Sarah Randolph, who died July 1, 1874.  He married in Perry township, Sept. 1, 1853, Sarah J. Okey, who was born in Centre township, Monroe county, May 18, 1830.  Her parents were James Okey born Mar. 3, 1806, died Nov. 27, 1880, and Catherine Agin, born Mar. 29, 1809, died Dec. 18, 1880.  The children of Mr. and Mrs. Pennington are: James T., born Oct. 16, 1854; Annie E., Dec. 24, 1856, lives at home; Oliver M., Oct. 23, 1864, died Sep.  18, 1865.  Mr. Pennington has been clerk of Perry township for several terms in succession, and is holding that office at present.  He was land appraiser of the township in 1880.  He also has taught school for over twenty-five years.  He is a resident of Perry township, and engaged in farming.  Address, Antioch, Monroe Co., Ohio.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 23)
Franklin Twp. -
ALEXANDER PICKENS - son of William and Nancy (Alexander) Pickens, was born in Belmont county, Aug. 31, 1811, and settled in Summit county in 1846.  He was married in Woodsfield, July 22, 1880, to Margaret Smyth, who had her birth in Centre township, Monroe county, Dec. 17, 1829.  Her parents, Arthur Smyth (deceased) and Nancy Hamilton, came into the county in 1820.  Mr. Pickens has held the office of clerk of Franklin township for one term, and held that of trustee of school lands for several years.  Mrs. Pickens had a brother, John Smyth, who was in the late war, member of 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, served about three years, was in all the engagements of the regiment, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.  Mr. Williams Pickens, father of Alexander, came from Campbleton, Scotland, when a young man, after learning his trade of cabinet maker, and located at Philadelphia.  After two years he went to York, Pennsylvania, where he married Nancy, daughter of James Alexander.  About 1790 he bought, at the Pittsburgh sales, land in Belmont county, Ohio, and settled on it the following year.  The settlement was known as Scotch Ridge.  In 1794 Mr. Pickens' father also located on Scotch Ridge, while Belmont county was still a territory, and built a saw-mill on Little Short creek.  He raised nine children, five sons and four daughters, of whom Alexander was the fifth son.  The old farm, taken up in 1796, is still in the family, owned by John C., the fourth son.  Mr. Alexander Pickens spent part of his early life trading prior to settling in Franklin township.  Mrs. Pickens' family were among the very early settlers.  Business, farming and stock-raising.  Postoffice, Swasey.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 18)
Adams Twp. -
CHARLES POUTINS - was born in Germany, Mar. 6, 1826, and settled in Monroe county in 1867.  He is the son of Karl and Elizabeth (Hartwich) Poutins. He was married in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Christina Fuchs, born in Germany, Mar. 2, 1828.  Her parents, John and Mary (Reichle) Fuchs, settled in the country in 1846.  Her children were as follows: Mary born Feb. 2, 1850, died Aug, 1865; Elizabeth Aug. 28, 1851, died August, 1865; Charles, Dec. 26, 1853, died Aug. 1865; Caroline, Apr. 5, 1856, resides at Cameron; Edward, Mar. 4, 1858, died Aug. 1865; Fredrika, June 20, 1860, died August, 1865; Paulina, Oct. 29, 1862, died August, 1865; John, June 18, 1865; Emma, Mar. 2, 1868; William Apr. 2, 1870; Clara, Oct. 19, 1873 - these last four reside at Cameron.  Mr. Poutins is a merchant at Cameron, Adams township, where he is also postmaster, which office he has held since 1869.  The deaths of the children all occurred within ten days, diphtheria being the disease.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 24)
Sunsbury Twp. -
JOHN W. POULTON - is a farmer of Sunsbury township.  He was born in Washington township, Monroe county, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1846, and is a son of John Poulton and Elizabeth Dillon.  His wife was Barbara Burkhart, to whom he was married in Noble county, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1866.  Mrs. Poulton was born in Malaga township, Monroe county, Sept. 29, 1846, and died Mar. 29, 1882.  Mrs. Poulton's parents were Frederick Burkhart and Ottillia Burkart.  They came from Germany in 1843.  The children of John and Barbara Poulton are: Mary Anna U., Jan. 29, 1873; Clara E., Dec. 5, 1874; Lucilla, Dec. 12, 1876; William F., June 15, 1879; Isadora F., Apr. 4, 1881.  All of the children live at home.  Mr. Poulton was in the military service during the late war, being a member of Company G, 176th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He went out Aug. 9, 1864, and was mustered out at the close of the war.  He was in the battle of Nashville.  His brother, W. Poulton, was a member of the 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company K.  He went out in the winter of 1861, and was mustered out in 1863.  He was in the battle of Shiloh, and was discharged on account of disability, he becoming so from disease contracted while in the service.  Mr. Pulton's father settled near Antioch, Perry township in 1841, and cleared his first farm near the place.  He went into the wild woods and helped to build the first Catholic church in Washington township, Monroe county.  Mr. Poulton's postoffice address is Ozark, Monroe county, Ohio.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 14)
Washington Twp. -
THOMAS H. POWELL son of Hiram H. and Mary (Sill) Powell, was born in this county, Sept. 30, 1844; married here, also, Feb. 18, 1869, to Sarah I. McVey, who was born here, Jan. 25, 1852, being a daughter of John and Louisa (Hupp) McVey.  Mr. Powells father died Mar. 16, 1867, and Mrs. Powells mother died in Nov., 1866.  Children: William E., born Dec. 12, 1869, died Aug. 21, 1870; Abner E., Mar. 11, 1871; Mary L., Dec. 6, 1872; Dora A., Aug. 26, 1877; Johnnie, Oct. 28, 1881.  Thomas H. Powell was in the Morgan raid in our late war.  His brother, Christopher T., served in the war in the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was wounded in the face at the battle of Shiloh, from which he died at Louisville, Kentucky.  Otty was wounded in the same battle, was moved home, and died from the wound.  Mrs. Powell had three uncles in the war.  Mr. Powell was twice married, his first wife, Eliza Crow, dying with her first child.  His grandfather cleared the land where Graysville now stands, and helped to build one of the first school houses in the township, and was a wide-awake, energetic settler.  Postoffice address, Graysville. 
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 11)
Adams Twp. -
ROBERT PREWETT - a native of Hefford county, Maryland, located in Monroe county, Ohio, in 1859.  His parents are both decreased.  He was married in Adams township, Monroe county, May 4, 1864, the native home of his wife, Elizabeth McCoy (died Apr. 3, 1881), daughter of Mitchell and Keziah (Atkinson) McCoy.  Mr. Prewett's first married with Catherine Ragen, in Pennsylvania.  The children by this union are: John T., now residing at Marietta, Ohio; Susan E., deceased; William W., resides in Missouri; Braziel, in Owen county, Indiana; Ann C. (Phillips), in Owen county, Indiana; Daniel N., in Watzel county, West Virginia.  Business, farming.  Address, Cameron, Monroe county, Ohio.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 24)
Bethel Twp. -
JOSEPH A. PRICE - was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, Nov. 13, 18, his parents being Samuel Price and Margaret Smith, who died in Washington county, Ohio.  He was married in Monroe county, Jan. 14, 1864, to Alice Brown, daughter of Perry W. Brown and Elizabeth Rogers.   She was born in Monroe county, Aug. 16, 1843, and her parents are now living in Lebanon.  The children of Joseph and Alice Price were:  Marion, born Oct. 14, 1865, and died on the same day; Anstine, Sept. 3, 1867; Minnie L., June 18, 1869; Perry, Mar. 30, 1871; Hattie E., Feb. 24, 1875.  All of the four children who are living reside at home.  Mr. Price was a soldier in the war of the rebellion; enlisted in the spring of 1861, and was discharged in the fall of the same year.  He was a member of the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He was engaged in the battle of Pittsburg Landing, and was discharged shortly after the fight.  Mrs. Price is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as was also Mr. Price.  The latter died July 4, 1875.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 30)
Sunsbury Twp. -
JOHN H. PUGH - is a son of Aaron Pugh and Mary M. Richner.  His father was in the late rebellion.  John H. was born in Monroe county, Ohio, Apr. 4, 1859.  He is a resident of Sunsbury township.  Mr. Pugh is one of the most enterprising young men of this section.  He is a teacher by profession, and by his energy and ambition his future prospects are very promising.  He has always relied on his own resources for the cultivation of his intellect.  His postoffice address is Ozark, Monroe county, Ohio.
(Source: History of Monroe Co., Ohio - Publ. by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo - 1882 - Page 14)
 

 

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