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Pike County
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BIOGRAPHIES

(Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884)

Marion Twp. -
DAVID SAMSON was born on the Pickaway Plains, near the present site of Circleville, Oct. 12, 1802, while his parents, David and Sarah (Broris) Samson were en route from Berkeley County, Va., to their new home in the Northwestern Territory.  His father was of French and English, and his mother of German descent.  They located in Alexandria and a year later purchased a farm below Portsmouth, where they resided till 1816 when they removed to Pike County where his father died in 1832 and his mother in 1847.  David passed his early life in assisting his father, and Oct. 14, 1823, married Nancy Bennett, of Scioto County, who died in 1877 in the seventy-fourth year of her age.  They had a family of ten children - Robert (deceased), Sarah, Mary Ann, Caroline, William J., David N., Nancy, Elias V., John S. and James R.  Mr. Samson has been engaged in farming, and the mercantile and tanning business since his early youth.  He is one of the successful citizens of Pike County.  His grandmother was taken prisoner about 1763 or 1764, in the Indian war of that period, and kept prisoner for eight years, and was delivered up at the time that Bouquet invaded the heart of the Indian Territory.  She was taken when a small girl and was kindly treated by them, and one of the old squaws adopted her as a daughter.  (More fully explained in "Western Border," page 156).  Mr. Samson, in his old days, is surrounded by a large circle of relatives, who celebrate every year the anniversary of his birthday, of this the oldest man in the township.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 817
Marion Twp. -
E. V. SAMSON, the fifth son of David and Nancy (Bennett) Samson, was born in Marion Township, Pike Co., Ohio,  Sept. 26, 1843.  When fourteen years of age he entered the Albany University, Athens County, Ohio, and remained four years.  Oct. 1, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fifty-third Ohio Infantry, and was discharged Sept. 3, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, on account of injuries received whilst loading army stores at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.  He returned home, and was married Sept. 17, 1863, to Sarah Jane, daughter of Ransom and Sarah (Richards) Brown, of Scioto County.  At the time of Morgan's raid through Ohio he was elected First Lieutenant of an independent company.  Aug. 22, 1864, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Seventy-third Ohio Infantry, and was appointed First Duty Sergeant; served in said company until June 26, 1865, when, the war being over, he was discharged and returned home.  Worked at the carpenter's trade two or three years, and since then has been following the jewelry and gunsmith business.  He was appointed Postmaster at Flat, Ohio, July 24, 1877, and still occupies that position.  He was appointed Notary Public Nov. 11, 1882.  Mr. and Mrs. Samson have had five children - Charles S. (deceased), William S., Harvey, Edward V. and Nellie A.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 817
Marion Twp. -
JOHN S. SAMSON, M. D., was born in Marion Township, Pike Co., Ohio, Jan. 28, 1841, the fourth son of David and Nancy (Bennett) Samson.  He attended the common schools until eighteen years of age, and then attended the Albany University, at Albany, Athens Co., Ohio, four years.  Nov. 1, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fifty-third Ohio Infantry, and participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing and Corinth.  He received a furlough on account of sickness and was discharged Jan. 15, 1863.  After his recovery he again enlisted in the Second Ohio Heavy Artillery, and served till the close of the war.  Immediately after his return home he commenced the study of medicine, in September, 1865, under Dr. C. H. Beard.  Remained with him three years and attended lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the winter of 1868-'69.  He has been very successful in his practice, and since 1881 has combined the drug business with his practice, and has a large and growing trade.  He was married May 31, 1869, to Catharine Koger, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Geib) Koger.  They have two children - Anna and Charles, aged thirteen and nine years respectively.  Dr. Samson is a member of Lucasville Lodge, No. 465, F. & A. M., and the Grand Army of the Republic, California Post, No. 375.  Mrs. Samson is a member of the Methodist Protestant church.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 817
Marion Twp. -
REV. WILLIAM ASBURY SAMSON was born in Pike County, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1829.  He was converted June 14, 1838, and united with the MEthodist Episcopal church under the pastorate of Rev. Thomas Hurd.  In September, 1847, he united with the Methodist Protestant church, under the pastorate of Rev. Samuel Gee, and the next year was elected Class-Leader of Wesley Chapel at California, Pike Co., Ohio.  In 1856 he was elected Justice of the Peace of Madison Township, Scioto County, and served three years.  Was Treasurer of the same township six years and Clerk two years.  The earlier years of his life were spent in farming and milling, and from the time he commenced business for himself till 1881 he owned an interest in a mill.  He was a local preacher of his church twelve years, but in September, 1863, was ordained Deacon of the Methodist Protestant church at Cardington, Ohio, and in September, 1865, was ordained Elder at Palermo, and received into the Muskingum Conference and assigned to Independence at Ebenezer Circuit.  Remained there three years and was then sent to Sandusky Circuit.  He was at Tiffin, Ohio, three yeas and then returned to his former charge, the name having been changed from Ebenezer to Mt. Vernon.  He was at Mt. Vernon two years, at Hanover four years, and in 1882 was sent to Bucyrus Circuit, where he still resides.  During the years that he has been in the ministry he has traveled in the discharge of his work, not including visiting, 21,784 miles.  He has received 835 members into the church, baptized 412 adults and ninety-four infants, and married Ninety-seven couples.  He was married Dec. 27, 1849, to Araetta O. Smith, who died Aug. 23, 1863, leaving seven children, five boys and two girls.  Aug 27, 1865, Mr. Samson married Nancy C., daughter of Dennison James, of Jackson, Ohio.  They have three daughters, all now at home.  Of his other children, the eldest son, John Smith Samson, was married Apr. 22, 1875, to Sardinia Stephenson, and died in May, 1882.  His eldest daughter, Rhoda E., was married in January, 1870 to Edward K. Crabtree, of California, Ohio.  The youngest daughter by his first marriage, Libbie E., married A. B. Parks, of Jackson County, May 23, 1881.  His son, J. N., married Della Fullerton, of Scioto County, Ohio.  George W. is attending college at Adrian, Mich.  William G., the youngest son, was married Oct. 29, 1882, to Dora E. Anderson.  His third son, M. W., was born Aug. 11, 1857, and Feb. 22, 1876, married Ollie McGinniss, daughter of James W. and Elizabeth (Chapman) McGinniss.   They have one child, Minnie.  M. W. Samson commenced teaching in the public schools when sixteen year of age and proved a very successful teacher.  He is at  present foreman of a large saw and flouring mill at California, Ohio, giving perfect satisfaction to his employers.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 818
Marion Twp. -
WILLIAM J. SAMSON, farmer and Stockraiser, was born in Marion Township, Pike Co., Ohio, Dec. 5, 1831, the second son of Daniel and Mary (Bennett) Samson.  He resided with his parents till twenty-one years of age, and then worked in a tannery at California a year.  He then went to Athens County, Ohio, and followed the same business nine years, when he returned to Pike County, and has since been engaged in farming.  He owns 600 acres of fine, well-improved land.  He was married Jan. 1, 1853, to Mary Austin, of Pike County.  They have had a family of eight children, but six now living - Sarah, Rufus, Josephine, Martha, Margaret and John.  Worth and William are deceased.  In the fall of 1864 Mr. Samson enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Seventy-third  Ohio Infantry, and served till the close of the war.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 818
Scioto Twp. -
THORNTON W. SARGENT, son of Eli and Elizabeth Sargent, was born Mar. 19, 1806, in Pee Pee Township, Pike Co., Ohio, and died Sep. 25, 1883, at the family residence in Scioto Township, and was one of the oldest farmers in the county.  His father, Eli, laid out the town of Piketon, and his the son of Snowden Sargent, who was about the first of the Pioneer settlers in the county, coming from Maryland in 1796.   He died in Coles County, Ill., May 24, 1834.  Thornton W. Sargent was married in 1830 to Elizabeth Mustard, whose parents were among the earliest settlers of the county.  They had six children - Samuel, Elizabeth, Lydia, Mary, Harriet and Henry W.  In politics the entire family affiliate with the Republican Party.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 829
Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
CHARLES F. SCHAUSEIL

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 770

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W. R. SHARP was born Aug. 29, 1857, in Jackson County, Ohio, a son of J. W. and Cynthia Sharp, who are natives of Ohio, of German descent.  He was reared on a farm, and attended school during the winter till he was twenty years of age, after which he followed farming pursuits for five yeas.  He then engaged in the mercantile business at Bethel, Ohio, and is now engaged in merchandising at Pike, where he has built up a good trade.  He was married Mar. 20, 1879, to Fannie, daughter of Thomas and Polly Bondurant, who are natives of Ohio, of German descent.  In 1882 Mr. Sharp was appointed Postmaster of Pike, which office he still holds.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 836
Camp Creek Twp. -
ANDREW SHOCK was born Nov. 10, 1811, in Greenbrier County, Va., a son of Henry and Mary Shock.  His father was born in Virginia and emigrated to Ross County, Ohio, in 1815, and the following spring moved to Pike County, where he remained till his death, which occurred Sept. 30, 1842, aged sixty seven years, four months.  His wife died at the age of eighty-eight years and nine months.  Andrew Shock was married Nov. 24, 1836, to Amanda Shoemaker, who was born Oct. 23, 1815.  Their children are - Martha, born Sept. 28, 1837, and married to I. W. Givens, in the fall of 1861; John, born Nov. 27, 1838, and died March 12, 1839; Mary Ann, born Nov. 8, 1840, and married James Raden, in the fall of 1861; Henery, born April 30, 1843, married to Mahala Armintrout, in 1871, and died Oct. 17, 1872; Andrew, born Dec. 23, 1844, and died Aug. 17, 1847; Catherine, born Nov. 1, 1846, and married Cyrus Givens, in January, 1880; Elizabeth, born Dec. 1 1848, and married Coonrod Vallery in the fall of 1872; Amanda, born Feb. 7, 1851, and married Frank Rodell in 1876 Frances, born Mar. 14, 1853, and married David Givens in 1875; Peter, born April 30, 1855, and died Aug. 5, 1879; Isaac, born March 19, 1859, and died Aug. 5, 1879, and William, born Dec. 9, 1862, and died May 15, 1863.  Mr. Shock is of Dutch descent, his great-grandfather having come from the River Rhine, in Germany, to the Shenandoah Valley, Va.  Mr. Shock has served three terms of three years each as County Commissioner.  He has also served as Justice of the Peace, Township Assessor a number of times, Land Appraiser and other minor offices.  Mrs. Shock's father, Peter Shoemaker, was born in Loudoun County, Va., and came to Ross County, Ohio, when quite a boy.  He was married in Ross County, and moved to Pike County, Ohio, in the fall of 1827 or '28, remaining there till his death, July 11, 1867, at the age of eighty-three years and eight months.  His wife died Nov. 15, 1870, aged eighty years and six months.  They were of Dutch descent.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page  846
Camp Creek Twp. -
WILLIAM SHOOP was born Jan. 3, 1837, in Scioto County, Ohio, and is a son of James and Julia (Scott) Shoop, who were natives of Ohio.  He was reared on the farm and attended the public schools till he was about twenty years of age, after which he was engaged boating on the Ohio Canal, from Portsmouth to Cleveland, for fifteen years.  When the war broke out he enlisted in Company C, First Ohio Heavy Artillery, as a private, but was soon promoted to Orderly Sergeant.  He served till the close of the war and was mustered out at Knoxville, Tenn., in August, 1865.  He soon after engaged in the mercantile business, which he still caries on at Coopersville, Ohio, where he has a large trade.  He was married Mar. 15, 1859, to Mary A., daughter of Lloyd and Elizabeth (Bradford) Hart, who are natives of Virginia, of German and Scotch descent.  In 1863 our subject's father moved to Kentucky, where his death occurred in 1882.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 845
Newton Twp. -
J. W. SILCOTT, son of Jacob and TAmor Silcott, was born June 2, 1835, in Loudoun County, Va., and in 1836 his parents came to Pike County, Ohio, where they remained several years.  They then moved to Highland County, Ohio, where the father died in 1845, and the mother in 1874.  Our subject lived on the home farm till he was fourteen years old, after which he clerked in a store for five years.  He then, with Perrin, Gould & Co., began dealing in grain, and after some time he accepted a position with R. Lloyd & Co., where he remained one year.  In October, 1862, he enlisted in Company B, Thirty fourth Ohio infantry, and participated in the battles of Antietam, Cloyd Mountains, and a number of others, and was mustered out at Camp Dennison, July 26, 1865.  He was engaged in stone contracting with R. S. Winn about twelve years.  In 1865 and 1866 he was engaged by a New York company to superintend the boring of the oil wells in Scioto County.  In 1867 he was married to Effie, daughter of Baker and Hester Wisbon, who were natives of Ohio.  They have five children - Harry, Frank, Violet, Arthur and Maud.  Mr. Silcott is a member of Orient Lodge, No. 221, A. F. & A. M., and has been through the Blue Lodge.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 836
Union Twp. -
REUBEN SLAVENS, son of Charles and Margaret Slavens, was born Nov. 11, 1832, and was reared on his father's farm and educated at the common schools.  Sept. 3,1861, he enlisted in Company E, Thirty-third Ohio Infantry, under E. V. Hibbs, and was in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, through the Atlanta campaign and a number of other battles.  Oct. 17, 1864, he enlisted in One Hundred and Ninety-fourth Ohio Infantry, in which he served till the war closed, and was mustered out Nov. 26, 1865.  He was married Aug. 28, 1869, to Harriet R. R_der, who has borne him eight children - Mary M., Nancy P., Charles L., John W., Emma, Jacob C., Samuel R. and an infantMr. Slavens was elected County Commissioner in 1869 on the Republican ticket by 200 majority, and in 1872 was re-elected and in 1881 was again elected to the same office.  He is a Master Mason and belongs to Orient Lodge No. 321, A. F. & A. M.  His parents were natives of Virginia, of Irish descent, and moved to Ohio at an early age.  His father was born Mar. 6, 1796, and died Apr. 16, 1871.  His widow still survives at the advanced age of eighty-three years.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 823
Union Twp. -
SAMUEL SLAVENS, deceased, was born in Pike County, Ohio, Mar. 18, 1831, son of Charles and Margaret Slavens, of Irish descent.  He was reared on a farm, and Oct. 30, 1856, was married to Rachel, daughter of Samuel and Mary Taylor.  Three children blessed this union - John O., born Mar. 2, 1858; Charles W., born Oct. 2, 1859, and Samuel C., born Aug. 23, 1861.  In the fall of 1861 Mr. Savens enlisted in Company E, Thirty-third Ohio Infantry, under Captain Hibbs.  After being in the army he, with a party of Andrews' men, were engaged in cutting off connections between the North and South, when a party of them were captured by the rebels and it was decided to execute a part of the prisoners.  Seven of them were hanged at once, June 20, 1862, our subject being one of them.  Thus they died like heroes, and they will ever be remembered as teh Bridge Burners of '62.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 823
Newton Twp. -
PROF. C. B. SMITH, son of W. D. and Elizabeth Smith, was born June 22, 1826, in Blacksburgh, Montgomery Co., Va.  He was reared on the farm, and his educational advantages were very limited, but he obtained his education by his own industry and perseverance.  In December, 1849, he began teaching school, and, with the exception of a few terms, has followed that profession for twenty-nine years.  He was married June 13, 1850, to Lucinda, daughter of William and Sarah Campbell.  They were the parents of four children - John A., Samuel W., Henry C. and Robert J.  Mrs. Smith died in July, 1863.  Aug. 11, 1862, Mr. Smith enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Seventeenth Ohio Infantry, as a private, and was soon transferred to the heavy artillery.  At the expiration of his term of service he was mustered out at Knoxville, Tenn., and returned home.  In 1867 he was again married to Catharine, daughter of Charles and Ann Jones, of Ross County.  They have had two children - Annie E. and Laura A. (deceased).  Mr. Smith is now engaged in farming, and owns 100 acres of fine land, on which he has one-half mile of stone fence.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 836
Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
CHARLES F. SMITH

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 770

Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
DAVID STAHLER

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 771

Camp Creek Twp. -
D. W. STARR, merchant, was born May 30, 1846, in Camp Creek Township, and is a son of James and Elizabeth (Lee) Starr; the former a native of Ohio, and the latter is a descendant of Richard Henry Lee, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  His parents were among the first settlers of Southern Ohio, and are yet living in Camp Creek Township, being the oldest couple in that vicinity.  Our subject, when he grew to manhood, read medicine under Dr. Penn, of Galena, Ohio, for two years, after which he learned the harness-maker's trade, which he followed about five years.  He then followed farming for some time, after which he engaged in his present mercantile business.  He was married in 1869 to Margaret, daughter of William and Julia Winterburn, who were of English descent.  They have five children - Cora L., Mary A., Henry W., Annie F. and Lida M.  In 1876 he was elected Constable, and is at present Township Clerk.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 647
Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
SIDNEY A. STEDMAN

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page

Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
JACOB STEINHAUER

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 772

Jackson Twp. -
J. J. STEITENBERGER, M. D., second son of John M. and Permelia (Ridgway) Steitenberger, was born in Pike County, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1852.  He assisted his father on the farm till eighteen years of age, and then entered the college in Lebanon, Ohio, graduating Aug. 12, 1874.  He then attended Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, and graduated Feb. 25, 1881.  He located in the village of Sharonville, where he is building up an extensive and lucrative practice.  He has been successful, and is fast winning the confidence of the people and proving himself deserving of their patronage.  He is a public-spirited man, and is always ready to assist in any enterprise of interest to the town, taking an especial interest in educational matters.  Sept. 17, 1882, he was married to Maggie, daughter of David Stahler, a hardware merchant of Waverly.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page
Newton Twp. -
J. W. STEPHENSON, son of John and Mary Stephenson, was born May 6, 1847, in Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio.  He was reared on his father's farm and received the benefit of the public school till he was sixteen years old, after which he entered the mercantile college at Portsmouth, from which he graduated July 13, 1867.  In 1869 he entered the State Normal School, where he remained one year, when he left on account of his eyes failing him.  He then taught school till 1877, and since then has been engaged in the mercantile business.  He was married in 1874 to Jennie L., daughter of J. L. and M. C. Mills, of Jasper.  They have had five children born to them, of whom four are living - Charles E., Joseph W., Raymond H. and Jennie V.  Mary E. is deceased.  In his political views Mr. Stephenson has always been a Republican.  He has been Justice of the Peace seven years, and has held several other offices of trust, and is at present Postmaster of Jasper, Ohio.  He and his wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 836
Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
GEORGE STEVENS

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 772

Waverly - Pee Pee Twp. -
JOHN L. STIR

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 772

Union Twp. -
HENRY C. STOCKHAM youngest son  of Colonel Aaron and Rhuhama Stockham was born Mar. 13, 1834, and reared on the home farm.  In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Fortieth Ohio National Guards, and was discharged December, 1864, when he returned home and has since been engaged in farming.  His father was born Aug. 3, 1787, in Pennsylvania, and at the breaking out of the war of 1812 he enlisted as Captain of the Home Militia, but was afterward promoted to Colonel.  He served till the war closed, and died July 16, 1849, and his wife died Mar. 10, 1873.  They were the parents of thirteen children - Rachel, born Feb. 19, 1812; William, Mar. 31, 1813; David, Mar. 4, 1815; Cynthia, Apr. 14, 1816; John, Sept. 15, 1817; Polly, Apr. 27, 1819; George W., Feb. 4, 1821; Susan, Oct. 4, 1822; Pardon P., Feb. 22, 1824; McKenzie, Mar. 8, 1826; J. H., Nov. 7, 1827; Aaron, June 13, 1832, and our subject, who was married Aug. 12, 1862, to Abigail, daughter of Franklin and Mary Wait  They have had ten children, of whom seven are living - Mary B., Flora F., Emma F., Nellie H., Abbie V., Myrtie M. and Floyd V.  Although Mr. Stockham's education was limited he shows by his writing that his natural ability is more than ordinary.  Below we insert one of his poems written during the campaign of 1876:

A SONG FOR THE TIMES.

Step forth, ye sons of freedom,
     Give ear, ye boys in blue,
Since we've come out victorious
     We'll sing a verse or two;
With your broadsword and musket
     You have made the rebels yield,
We have whipped them with the ballot-box
     As well as in the field.

We stood up face to face with them
     As we did in 'sixty-one,
To fight them with the ballot-box
     In place of sword and gun;
We boldly marched up to the polls,
     Beneath the good old flag,
And voted for Hayes and Wheeler
     To tear down the rebel flag.

They are the self-same rebels
     We fought all through the war,
They've killed our friends and relatives,
     Perhaps you wear a scar;
They have taken off our bravest men,
     Made widows of their wives.
And still those Northern Democrats
     With them do sympathize.

There is no true Democracy,
     Their virtues are all gone,
They have no established principles
     To base their hopes upon;
Their platform was both hard and soft,
     Just as your case did suit,
They said they'd pay the rebel debt,
     And then "reform" to boot.

They put up Sammy Tilden,
     A man of railroad fame,
Not one drop of patriot's blood
     Had e'er run thro' his veins;
He is a perjured villain,
     And that we did remember
When we voted for our candidates
     On the seventh of November.

This very same Sam Tilden,
     Whom the reels did support,
When we were fighting rebels, boys,
     Lay laughing at the sport;
When we had them almost whipped
     And forced them to the wall,
His sympathies were great form them,
     For "quarter" he did call.

But he boys in blue, with hearts so true,
     rushed on to victory,
They have died that we might live
     To enjoy sweet liberty;
To overthrow this Government
     Sam joined heart and hand,
He never will be President
     To rule his loyal land.

Thousands of our bravest men
     Died martyr to the cause,
And in the rebel prison pen
     Were starved by those outloaws;
They have gained a glorious victory,
     Our flag still waves on high,
And we'll maintain the liberties
     For which the brave did die.

These hostile Northern rebels
     Helped inaugurate the war,
But they all lit out for Canada
     When they heard the cannon's roar;
They skulked among the hills and rocks
     And through the lofty pine;
What noble soldiers they would make
     With their breast plat on behind.

The great rag baby suddenly died,
     And another child was born,
Sam Tilden was its daddy,
     And they christened it reform;
The child, it was a come-by-chance,
     'Twas born without a mother,
It had no teat to suckle,
     So it died just like the other.

We've sent them up Salt River now,
     With all their motley crew,
Skedaddlers and repeaters,
     Likewise pea-hullers, too;
We've elected Hayes and Wheeler,
     We are in a splendid fix,
Good-bye to you, Sam Tilden,
     Farewell to you Hendricks.

Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 824

Marion Twp. -
WILLIAM H. STOCKHAM was born in Scioto County, Ohio, Mar. 31, 1813, the eldest son of Aaron and Rhuhama (Sikes) Stockham.  While but a boy he assisted his father in paying for the farm, remaining with him till after his marriage.  Feb. 23, 1839, he married Abigail Adams, daughter of George and Margaret Adams, and purchased and entered from the Government 700 acres of land in Scioto County.  He lived there fifteen years; then sold his farm and purchased the one where he now lives.  He has 225 acres of highly improved land.  Mr. and Mrs. Stockham are the parents of four children, a son and three daughters.  Their son enlisted in the war of the Rebellion and lost his life in the defense of his country.  Mr. Stockham is a public-spirited man and any enterprise of benefit to his county finds a firm supporter in him.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 819
Sunfish Twp. -
EDWARD PERRY STUBBS, eldest son of John and Margaret (Cunningham) Stubbs, was born in Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 18, 1835.  His parents were born in 'Ireland, and came to America and settled in Pittsburg in 1829.  Our subject began working  in a rolling-mill when very young and was employed in mills until 1858, when he removed to Jackson County and engaged in farming.  In September, 1862, he enlisted in Company M, Seventh Ohio Cavalry, of Jackson County, as a private, for three years.  He was in the Army of the Cumberland and was on detached duty at Stanford, Ky., one year.  He was with Sherman to Atlanta, and at the battle of Franklin, Tenn.  He was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., in July, 1865, and returned to Jackson County.  In 1868 he removed to Pike County, where he has since been engaged in farming.  He was married Oct. 28, 1858, to Margaret J., daughter of William and Jane (Jones) Dulaney, of Jackson County.  They have had six children of whom three are living - Charles A., Mary E. and Ana M.  Mr. Stubbs has been Township Trustee two years.  He is a member of Idaho Lodge, No. 620, I. O. O. F., Pike County.  His wife belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio - Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1884 - Page 842

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