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History of Pickaway County
Source:  History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
Published by Williams Bros. 1880

 

MADISON
 

MADISON
* BOUNDARY AND ERECTION
* SETTLEMENT - includes short sketches of settlers
* EARLY INDUSTRY
* EARLY SCHOOLS
* BUSINESS
* INDIANS
* SOCIETY
* POST-OFFICE
* CHURCHES
* CEMETERIES
* BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

SETTLEMENT

BENJAMIN DUVALL came from Bedford county, Pennsylvania, about 1798, when nineteen years of age.  He worked for James and Stephen SHORT, in Harrison, for several years, until his marriage, after which, he settled near South Bloomfield, in the same township.  He was in the war of 1812, for a time, and on his return settled on section thirty.  Here he lived some thirty years, when he sold out and moved to the Sloan place, in Harrison, where they remained five years, when they moved to Shadeville, Franklin county, where both died.  Their children were:  Sarah, who lives a widow, in Harrison; George is in Illinois; Jeremiah died in Harrison; Catharine married, and moved to Franklin county, where she died; Robert is in Illinois; William lies in Harrison; Andrew R., lives on section thirty-two, in Madison, where he has a farm of one hundred and thirty acres; he married Cynthia LOVE, and has four children; she died, and he married Sarah BURGET, his present wife; Benjamin lives in Harrison; Thomas lives in Auglaize county; Margaret lived single, and died about 1871.

JOHN RITTER, came from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, about 1804 or 1805, and settled on the southwest corner of section twenty--four.  His wife was Mary GLICK.  They suffered the usual hardships of the early frontier settlers, denying themselves the comforts of life in order to carve out a home and raise the family of children who came after marriage.  They were: Betsey, Hannah, Henry, Joseph, John, Peter, Mary, and Lydia.  Betsey married Mr. NEVILLE, and moved away; Peter lives in Henry county; the others are dead.  Mr. RITTER also owned part of section twenty-three, now occupied by Daniel GLICK.  

HENRY HALL came from Pennsylvania, with his wife and three of four children, about 1804 or 1805, and settled on section thirteen, where he bought a tract of land, and erected a home.  He raised fourteen children, all of whom lived to raise families.  Their names were: David, Henry, Louis, Isaac, Christian, Samuel, Philip, Susannah, Margaret, Martha, Christine, Polly, Mary, and Hannah.  All married, and most went to the west.  Susannah married Henry NORTHSTINE, and lives in Madison; David married Mrs. Betsey Kistler, and located in Walnut township.  His son, Peter, lives on the old homestead, near the county line.

GEORGE REED came from near Cumberland, Maryland, to Ohio, in 1804, and made a settlement on section thirty.  The parents died there.  The children were: Robert, George, John, Andrew, Victor, Margaret, Nancy and Catharine.  All died after marriage except Catherine, who is the widow of Thomas HAMILTON, and lives in Franklin county, aged nearly eighty-one years.  All lived on the land purchased by their father.

ROBERT REED came from County Tyrone, Ireland, to the United States, in 1793 or 1795.  He came to Ohio and settled on section thirty, where he died in 1818.  His children were: John, George, James, Robert, Nelson, Victor, and Andrew, besides several daughters.

GEORGE GIBSON came from Virginia about 1804.  His father, Col. Thomas GIBSON, came with him.  He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.  They settled on section thirty-two.  The children of George GIBSON were:  Dr. Thomas Gibson, who went to Circleville, and George,  a child by a second wife, who died when a child.  George Gibson died Sept. 26, 1843.  His father died in 1814.

ISAAC MILLAR was born in Virginia, from whence he came to Ohio in 1806, and settled on a section of land  in Madison township, Pickaway county.  This land was entered by William MILLARIsaac MILLAR accumulated considerable property, and at one time owned eighteen hundred acres of land in Madison and Harrison townships.  He married Susan Decker in 1812, and had nine children, five of whom died, and one lives in Pennsylvania.  Ann Elizabeth married Jesse MUSSELMAN, in 1860, and cares for her aged father, now in his ninety-third year.  The sons were:  Michael, John, Jacob, and FranklinJohn and Franklin are deceased.  Michael  and Jacob live on property given them by their father.  Mr. MILLAR built and operated a small distillery and corn mill in Madison, in 1815.  He brought the first threshing machine and the first reaper into Madison township, where he has lived most of his life.

JOSEPH HOFFHINE came from Maryland in 1806, and settled on the north half of section thirty.  His children were: Adam, Elizabeth, George, Susannah, Isaac, Sarah, Mary, William, and JacobAdam married and moved away.  George married and lived in Walnut township  where he died.  Susannah married William L. Peters, and lives on section thirty-three.

LUKE DECKER came to Madison township in 1806, from Hampshire county, Virginia, now West Virginia.  He remained two years, when he returned home, where he married Iva Fix, an brought his bride to begin a home in the western woods.  He entered section twenty, when he first came, and was accompanied by Ezekiel GROOM and family, who soon after moved to Franklin county.  Mr. DECKER's children were: John, who died March 21, 1878; William T., who now lives in Groveport, Franklin county; VAUSE, who lives in the north half of section twenty, and Hannah, who married Andrew PLATTER.  She died March 20, 1879.  Mr. DECKER was a commissary to General HARRISON, in the war of 1812.  At the time of his settlement, there was a camp of Indians near a spring, now owned by Vause DECKER.  They were peaceable, and went away soon after his settlement.  MR. DECKER died September 2, 1838, aged fifty-seven.  His wife made three visits to her native county, on horseback, during her life.  She died March 22, 1872, aged eighty-five years.

GEORGE COON came from Virginia, in 1806.  In 1811, he was married to Sarah Cutler, by whom he had seven children.  In 1812 he, with his neighbors, was called on to defend the frontier against the British and Indians, but was not required to serve long, and returned to his home.  His children were: Julia Ann, who married, and moved to Franklin county, where she died; George married Sarah Ann Wilson, and lives on section thirty-two, in Madison township; Emily married, and died in Monroe township; John died when young; Luke lies in Illinois; Enos married, enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, and died in the service; Franklin married, and died in the war from wounds received in battle.

EDWARD CUTLER came from Virginia, in 1806, and settled in this township.  His children were:  James, who was killed in Columbus; Enos married, raised a family, and died in Harrison (a daughter of his married Mr. BURGET, and still lives in Harrison); John married, and raised several children, none of whom now lie in this vicinity; Rachel died of cholera, when it first appeared; Sarah married George COON, and lived and died in Madison; Nancy married Thomas BURTON and raised a family; Susan married Henry CARDER, and lived in Franklin county.

In 1808 LOUIS FRIDLEY and his wife, Susannah, emigrated from Virginia, and settled in Madison, and began the work of hewing a home out of the virgin forest.  They raised a family of nine children, who were a great help to them in their pioneer work.  They were: George, who lives in Shelby county; Jacob lives in Missouri; John in Shelby county; Polly married John WILSON, and is now deceased; Diana married Dimick COLE; Catharine married Perry HEDGES; Phebe married Silas ALLEN; Joshua married Sally CLORE, and lives on the southwest corner of section thirty-five.  She died, and he married Julia Ann HOTT.  He had, by his first wife, Peter, Louis, and Iva; by his second wife, George, Joanna, Clinton, Stephen and Charles.

JOSHUA FRIDLEY has always been a great hunter, when a boy bringing in a great deal of small game.  At one time he run a deer down, with two dogs, the larger of which brought the animal to bay, and seized it by the throat, killing it.  In his late years he has been a great marksman, and has won many deer, and quarters of beef, at shooting matches.  He now has in his possession a target-gun, the barrel of which is about four feet in length, and weighs thirty-one pounds.  At his present age, sixty-eight, he is not afraid to shoot against the improved globe-sighted guns with his old weapon.

JOHN SMITH emigrated from Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, with his family, in 1808, and settled on the south half of section thirteen building a log cabin for an immediate home near a fine spring of water.  He was a hard worker, and with his sons began the work of clearing land for cultivation.  His children were: John, Henry, Jacob, Magdalene, Catharine, and Christine.  John and Henry afterwards moved to near Winchester, where they died.  Jacob remained at home and married Christine HALL, by whom he had fourteen children: Samuel, Susannah, Henry, Moses, Reuben, Christine, Jacob, John, Manesseh, Emanuel, Jonathan, Anna, Sarah, David and Elizabeth David married Eliza FELLOWS, and lived on the adjoining farm, where he died in 1878; Susannah, married Solomon LOFFER, and moved to Logan county; Henry lived and died near Lithopolis; Moses is in Logan county; Jacob died in Missouri; John Manasseh lives in Logan county; Emanuel in Logansport, Indiana; Anna  in Franklin county, Ohio; and Sarah  in Howard county, Indiana.  John SMITH, sr., was a weaver, and was very expert with the loom, weaving twenty yards of cloth in a day.   He once wove sixteen yards and mowed one acre of clover in a day.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was a true patriot.

J. C. PETERS came from Berkeley county, Virginia, near Winchester, in 1808, and settled in Walnut township.  He was twice married, and had fourteen children by his first wife, and two by his second.  In 1825 he moved to Madison township, and settled on section twenty-three.  His son, William L. PETERS, still lives on the southeast quarter of the same section.  He married Susannah HOFFHINE, by whom he has six children.  He was previously married and had one child, but both wife and child died.  His children are: John N., Harriet A., George S., Francis J., Edward A., and James P.  Three of these live on the home farm.

VALENTINE SPARR came to Ohio very early.  He never owned land in this section, but rented, or leased, a part of Daniel TEEGARDIN's land.  His children were Jacob, George, Peter, John, and, perhaps, others.  All went to Illinois or the west.

BENJAMIN HOWELL was from New Jersey, where he had owned a ferry, which he sold, and brought land in section eighteen.  He was unable to obtain payment for his ferry, which so preyed on his mind, that he made way with his life.  Benjamin, his son, inherited his property.  He also had daughters, who married, but none now reside in this part of the country.

JOHN FISHER came from Virginia, in 1809, and settled on the northeast corner of section thirty-three.  Before coming to the new country he was married to Elizabeth DECKER, and brought with him two children- Ann and HiramAnn lives, a widow, in Walnut; Hiram lives on section thirty-one.  After coming to Ohio they had Coonrod, Mary, Gabriel, David, John, George, Elizabeth, Luke, and IvaCoonrod owned one hundred acres in section thirty-three, which he sold, and moved to Harrison, where he now lives.  John J., his son, lives on section thirty-four, owned by John NOACKER.

JACOB SPANGLER settled in Washington township, in 1810 with his family, consisting of four daughters and two sons.  His daughter, Esther, married Jacob HINES, and moved to Madison, in 1831, locating on section twenty-seven.  They had nine children, one of whom died when an infant.  They were Mary, Eli, Jacob, Betsey, Catharine, Enoch, Sarah, Delilah, and I. Marion Mary lives at home, a widow; Eli is in Iowa; Jacob is in Walnut township; Betsey is in Illinois, a widow; Catharine died an infant; Enoch lives on the old homestead; Sarah is in Circleville; Delilah died in 1872; Isaac Marion lives in St. Paul, and is a shoemaker.

PETER KRONINGER came from Pennsylvania in, or about, 1810.  He had three sons and four daughters: Daniel, Peter, Jacob, Mary, Betsey, Catharine, and Maria.  Maria lived in section thirty-four; Daniel married and lived near home; Peter  is in Illinois; Jacob died on the homestead; Mary died in Indiana; Betsey married Jacob RUNKLE, and lived in Madison; Catharine married John NOACKER, and lives in Madison; Maria married Henry NOACKER, and died in 1878.

JOHN NOTHSTINE came from Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1810, with his wife and one child.  He made a settlement and cleared a farm on section thirteen, owned by John SMITH, his father-in-law.  Mr. SMITH bought four hundred acres of land, and gave eighty acres to each of his six children; John; Catharine; who married John FELLOWS; Henry; Magdalena, who lived at home, single, until the death of her parents, when she went to live on her eighty acres; Gertrude married John NOTHSTINE, and settled on her lot.  Their children were: Daniel, who died in Madison; Henry W. married Susannah SLUSHER, and settled on section thirteen; Joseph married Caroline PLINESMITH, and lives in sections thirteen and fourteen; Mary married Daniel GLICK, now deceased; Tina died single, when a young woman, Susan died young, as did Jacob; Eli died an infant.  Henry owns one hundred and fifty-eight acres of land in section fourteen, and his children are: Absalom, Joseph, Anna, John, Eliza, Jacob, Christine, Mary R.; David died an infant; Frank died when a young man; and Louis Lafayette.

DANIEL RAINIER came from Virginia about 1810, and settled on the northwest corner of section fourteen, where he raised a faily of children, consisting of: Isaac, Abraham, Daniel, and several daughters, none of whom lived and died in this part of the country.  His son Isaac lived and died on the home farm.  His children were: Isaac, Sarah, Hester, John and Mary.  John now owns the old homestead.

JOHN SOUSER came from Pennsylvania about 1828, and worked the place owned by Mrs. KING, on section thirty-five.  He afterwards married her, and died on the place.  She is still living.

WILLIAM TEEGARDIN came from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, in 1810, and settled on the southwest quarter of section twenty-three.  He was twenty-three years of age when he came to Madison, and had three children.  His father, Aaron TEEGARDIN, came in the following year, and settled on the southeast quarter of section twenty-two, now owned by Solomon TEEGARDIN.  They came in a wagon, in which they lived some four weeks.  The wolves were troublesome, and often fought the dogs under the wagon, until driven away by Mr. TEEGARDIN.  The nearest neighbor lived eight miles distant, and not a stick of timber was cut in that distance.  His wife was crippled by rheumatism; and he raised twelve children, besides clearing his land.  The family consisted of seven boys and five girls.  Of these, Margaret married Jackson MILLAR, Catharine married Harrison DARST, Susannah married John ROCKEY, Huldah married Elias HARDSOCK, Elizabeth are also dead.  Of the sons, John, Joseph, and Henry are dead.  Aaron and Daniel are in Steuben county, Indiana; Abraham and Peter live in the township.  William TEEGARDIN died in 1871, aged eight-four.  During the war of 1812, he went to Sandusky and served as a soldier.

JACOB McLANE came to Pickaway county, from Virginia, in 1810, bringing with him his family, and located on the south side of the creek, near where the iron bridge now spans the stream, and both he and his wife died on the place.  There children were: Zachariah, George, Jacob, Nancy, Elizabeth, and Mary.  Zachariah married Susan SPAUR, and afterwards lived on the FELLERS farm.  A son, Washington, now resides in Jackson township, where he has operated a grist- and saw-mill for many years. George moved to Franklin county, and afterwards to Putnam county, where he died; Jacob settled in Johnstown, Licking county; Nancy married Philip Young, and resided in Madison until 1828, when she removed to Shelby county, Ohio; Elizabeth became the wife of Jacob ICE, and resided for a number of years, on the homestead, when they moved to Allen county; Mary married her cousin, John McLANE, and lived in Pickaway county until her death.

GEORGE P. SHORK emigrated from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, with his wife and several children, about 1812, or, perhaps, earlier, and settled on section twenty-one.  They had twelve children, and bore all the hardships of early pioneer life in the new country.  The children were: Elizabeth, who married William TEEGARDIN; John; Susan, who married John LOFFER; Margaret, who married John TEEGARDIN, and is the only member of the family now living; Jacob; Joseph; Sarah, who married Christian BAUM; Philip; Catharine, who remained in Pennsylvania; Mary, who married Henry RITTER, and settled in the southwest part of the county; Abraham; and Isaac who moved to Putnam county, where he died.

CHRISTIAN LOFFER came from Pennsylvania, in 1812.  He was married, and had three children: Jacob, John, and Susannah, who became Mrs. FELGER.  His wife died, and he married Elizabeth TEEGARDIN, by whom he had: Christian, Henry, Daniel, Solomon, Simon P., Ellen, and Sarah.  He located on section twenty-three, and cleared a farm.  Henry, his son, the only one of the family now living in the township, owns a farm on section twenty-six; Ellen married Samuel HUNT, and lived in Franklin county; Sarah married John CROSSLEY, and died in Logan county.

JAMES LAMBERT came from Pennsylvania, about 1812, and bought a tract of land on section fourteen.  He lived a bachelor many years, and married Mrs. Anna CONKLIN.  They had no children, but she had three by her first husband.  William F. CONKLIN, her son, who owns the old far, has been a prominent man in the township, and has served in the State legislature.

WILLIAM WOOLWEAVER and his wife, Hannah, came from Virginia, about 1817, and bought fifty acres in section fourteen - the other part.  His children were:  John, Asa, Eliza, Mary, and Nathaniel.  HE remained here some thirty years, and all the family, but one, died.  Mary lives a widow, at Lithopolis.

AARON TEEGARDIN came from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children, in 1811.  He had previously visited the county, and made a selection of land.  On his arrival, he purchased three-fourths of a section of land of John RITTER, and made a settlement, giving each of his children, of whom he had seven, one hundred and sixty acres.  His children were George, William, Elizabeth, Jacob, Daniel, Solomon, and Annie.  The two elder children and families when they came to this county.  George, William and Elizabeth settled on section twenty-three, and Daniel on section fifteen.  Elizabeth married Christian LOFFER; Annie married Daniel CANOUSE; Solomon married Hannah CUPP; Jacob married Margaret SHOOKAnnie is the only one of Aaron TEEGARDIN's family now living, her home being in Putnam county.  Aaron TEEGARDIN, Jr., the son of George GEEGARDIN, became old enough to do some work soon after they came to Ohio, and was often sent to mill on horseback.  On one occasion, as he was riding along, he heard a noise in the underbrush, along the path, and presently three black animals, that he thought to be wolves, crossed a short distance ahead of him.  He ran his horse after them, and over the two smaller ones, which took to a tree, while the old one reared on her hind parts and showed fight.  He hurried forward to a settlement, near by, and said there were wolves in the timber.  The men ran out to head them off, but did not, at once, find them.  They finally followed the trail killed them.  They proved to be an old bear and two cubs.  

HENRY REGAN came from Pennsylvania, as early as 1812, and made a settlement on section twenty-six.  His family are now scattered, none living in this vicinity.

DAVID FLENNER was an early settler in the same neighborhood.  He was a tailor, and did such work as came to his hand in the new country.  All his family are also gone.

CHRISTIAN BAUM came from Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, about 1815, and bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in section twenty-one, located in the northwest corner of the section.  Some time after, he bought the same number of acres in section twenty-nine, and one hundred and sixty-three in section twenty-one.  He also purchased two hundred acres of land in Ross county.  In 1818 he married Sarah Shook, by whom he had seven children, as follows:  Joseph, who lives in Ross county; George, in Ross county; Lewis, on section twenty-one, Madison, married Elizabeth ROOF, and had seven children; Elizabeth, married William T. CONKLIN, who has twice been elected to the legislature, and lives on section twenty-nine; John, lives in Ross county, as does Mary, who married Samuel Posey; Jacob married Eliza CROMLEY, and died at the old homestead.  The old log house, occupied by the BAUM Family when clearing the farm, stands on the farm of Lewis BAUM, where it was moved.  Christian BAUM walked over the mountains to Ohio, when he first came here, carrying his rifle on his shoulder.  At the beginning, he had but little property, but by hard labor he secured a home and a competence.  In 1862, he died, aged about seventy-two.  There was a small clearing on his place when he bought it.

SOLOMON GLICK came in 1814 or 1815, and settled on section twenty-seven.  His children were: Delilah, Lucinda, Jemima, Enos, Mary, and Maria; the latter of whom died in infancy.  Eliza married Reuben SMITH, and lives in Madison; Solomon is in Indiana; Monroe is not in this vicinity; Lucinda died in Indiana; Jemima died in Indiana; Enos is in Kansas; Delilah in Columbus; and Jesse lives with Reuben SMITH.

NATHAN PERRILL came from Frederick county, Virginia, in 1816, arriving May 5th, of that year.  He was married in Hardy county, Virginia, before emigrating.  He settled on the southwest quarter of section fifteen, which he purchased from William TEEGARDIN, who bought it from the government for eight hundred dollars.  His journey was made with a four-horse team, over the mountains.  His wife sometimes rode horseback, and sometimes walked.  They crossed the Ohio river at Marietta.  Greencastle, Fairfield county, seven miles distant, was the nearest post-office.  Three children were born before emigrating, namely: Augustus L., Zebulon H., and Catharine, who became Mrs. John B. MOORE.  After settlement came Fraces S., who married Adam Dyer (both deceased), and Mary E., wife of John D. VauseNathan Perrill died Mar. 25, 1843, aged sixty-eight years, and his wife, Christina, died Jan. 27, 1875, aged nearly ninety-one - probably the oldest woman in the township when she died.  Mr. PERRILL served as a second lieutenant during the war of 1812, and was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, most of the time.  He was justice of the peace several years in Madison.  His second son, Zebulon H., owns the old homestead and lives on the adjoining farm.  He has been justice of the peace several times, and has also served as township trustee.

JOHN WOODRUFF came about 1810 and 1812, and settled on section nineteen.  His children were: Adam, William, Elijah, Mary Ann, and another daughter.  All moved to the northwestern part of the State.

There were other settlers in this part of the township, but their names are not to be obtained.

JOSEPH KELLY came before 1810; he made a settlement in the south part of the township, and raised a family, consisting of:  John, William, Joseph, and Hannah.  He lost his first wife, and married a Miss SHAFER.  He was an early justice of the peace.  Hannah married James REED.  The sons died.

ANDREW DILDINE came to Madison about 1810, locating on section fourteen.  His children were:  John, Nancy, and Elizabeth.  John moved to the north part of the State.  Nancy and Elizabeth married REEDs; but all are now dead.

JOHN ALBRIGHT settled near Dildine, about 1810 or 1812.  He had a family, but none remain in the vicinity.

JOHN FUNKHOUSER came very early, and settled on section twenty-one, but returned to Virginia before 1816.  He was located on school lands, and sold his lease to William BOWEN.

TRUMAN BOWEN had a lease on section sixteen, about the same time.

JOHN COLBURN lived on section twenty-one, near Bowen.  He raised a family, but did not make a purchase, and all are now gone.

DAVID MORRIS lived on section sixteen, near Truman BOWEN, previous to 1816.  His children were: Elisha, Hannah, David, Samuel, and Daniel.  The latter was drowned in Slate run, when an infant.  The family afterwards moved away.

WILLIAM BISHOP, JAMES McCLISH, DANIEL HANKINSON, and JOHN CHILDS, were also leasers on section sixteen.  None are now living here, nor are their descendants.

NOAH GROOM and JOHN BUIBERSON are also leasers on the same section, which was reserved for school purposes.

HENRY CROSSLEY settled on section four, the south part, before 1816, where he raised a family.  His children were: Isaac, John, Henry, Joseph, and several daughters, one of whom married Thomas PEYTON, and one married William McGARRITY.  There were other children, but their names cannot be obtained.

JACOB ICE settled on section twenty-nine before 1816.  His sons were George, Jacob, and Samuel, none of whom remained in the county.

GEORGE HENSEL came about the same time, and settled on section twenty-five, in the eastern part of the township, where he still lives, with his family.

JACOB NOYER came from Pennsylvania before 1816, and settled in the southwest part of section twenty-four.  His children were John, Benjamin, Samuel, Rachel, Catharine, and another daughter.  His farm is partly owned by Aaron TEEGARDIN.  Mr. NOYER died, and his family scattered and moved to other parts.

SCHLEICK, JACOB & ISAAC settled in the southeast corner of the township, near the county line, soon after 1816.  Their descendants still occupy the land

SAMUEL HUNT was an early settler in section eighteen, arriving some time before 1816.  He had a family, but none are now residents in this vicinity.

MATTHIAS CASE came about the same time as HUNT (Samuel), and settled on the same section.  None of his family now remain.

JOSHUA BENTON settled on section seventeen very early.  His children were John, Joshua, Basil, and Walter, besides several daughters.  He and several of his children died here, and the rest moved away.

AUGUSTUS L. PERRILL came with his father's family from Hardy county, Virginia, in 1816.  His father settled on section fifteen, until 1840, where he lived.  In that year he moved to his present home, on section twenty-one.  In 1832 he was elected sheriff of the county, and served until and during 1836.  In 1839 and 1840, he was in the State legislature.  In 1844 he was elected to congress, and served two years.  In 1858 he was again elected to the State legislature, and served six years.  In 1862 he was a third time elected to the same office.

JOSEPH WRIGHT  was born in county Down, Ireland, in 1793.  He emigrated to the United State in 1816, and located at Sinking springs, Highland county, for four years.  In 1820, he married Sarah PLATTER, whose parents came from Kentucky and Ross county, in 1801.  After marriage, in 1820, the moved to Madison, Pickaway county, where he bought three hundred and twenty acres of land, on the second bottom of Walnut creek.  He was a hard worker, and his health gave way about 1846.  They had eight children - Mary Ann, Sarah Jane, Eliza, William, Joseph P., Andrew, David, and John C.  For some years after his settlement, he lost cattle from murrain.  Wild animals, squirrels, and turkeys, eat the corn in the fields.  In politics, Mr. WRIGHT was a Republican; in religion, a Presbyterian.  He assisted in forming the church at Lithopolis.  His death occurred in 1871, aged seventy-eight years.  His wife died in 18643, aged sixty-nine.  John C. lives on the old homestead; William lives on the adjoining farm.

DANIEL WILSON emigrated from Delaware to Ohio in 1806.  He became a soldier in the war of 1812.  After his return he married Sarah Gordy, and settled near Circleville.  In 1818 he moved to Harrison, and in 1820 to Madison, where he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land from Obediah ALLEN, in the southeast corner of section thirty-one.  He raised ten children; of whom William, lives in Delaware county; Mary died when a young woman; Jane married John A. PETERS, and lives on the same section on which her father lived; Elizabeth married William WHITEHEAD, and lies in Harrison; Sarah married George COON, and lives in Madison; Rachel married George CUMMINGS, and lives in Franklin county; John lives on the home farm; Daniel and George live in Franklin county; and Thomas in Shelbyville, Illinois.

MICHAEL MILLAR is the son of Isaac MILLAR, who came to the country in 1806.  He was born Mar., 1820, and has done his part in subduing the wilderness.  He married Margaret Reed in 1845, and has had six children: Mellissa, George, Alice, Kate, and Mattie; one died in infancy.  He lives on a farm given him by his father, in section thirty-two.  Near his house stands a log cabin used by the REED family, as a house, in 1805.  It was originally built with a chimney at each end, and a door on each side, where immense back-logs were drawn in, by a horse, to feed the roaring fire-places.

ISAAC BEAN came from Frederick county, Virginia, in 1825 or 1830 with his family.  Before coming to Ohio he served in the war of 1812.  His family consisted of his wife and five children; Isaac Newton, James; Zebulon Perry; Mordecai; and DabneyIsaac Newton lives in Harrison, and his father resides with him;  James, Mordecai, and Dabney have been editors of papers, and James was at one time a member of congress.

JESSE SPANGLER settled in the eastern part of the township in 1829.  He afterwards moved to Henry county.

HENRY CULP came to Madison about 1829, and settled on section thirty-four.  His children were: Levi, Lewis, Amos, Leah, Harriet, Lucinda, Mahala, Catharine, Naomi, Lorene; Minerva, who died an infant; Levi, who is in Indiana; Lewis, deceased; Amos, in Franklin county, Leah married David BROBST, and is deceased; Harriet married George CROMLEY, and lives in Columbus; Lucinda married John Sawyer; Mahala married Joseph MILLER; Catharine married Mr. HICKLE; Naomi married Mr. BRADLEY, and lives in Indiana; Lorene married Benjamin BROBST, and lives in London, Madison County.

JACOB BROBST and family came fro Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1806, and located in Bloom township, Fairfield county.  His children were: Jacob, Peter, John, David, Mary, and Salome.  Jacob married Phebe HOOVER, and settled in Madison township, on section twenty-five, where he died; his widow lives on his farm.  Peter married Elizabeth FULLER, and lives on the north half of section five, in this township.  They had nine children, but two of whom, now live in the township - Monroe on a part of the home farm, and Joseph at the old homestead with his father.

JOHN NOACKER emigrated from Pennsylvania to Madison in 1832.  For a few years before coming here he worked at his trade, that of a tinner, in Columbus.  He married Catharine KRONINGER, and located on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres, belonging to his wife, in 1838.  His children were:  Henry, Peter, Phebe, Diana, William Mary, Sophronia, Catharine and Clarissa.  All but one live at home.

    

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