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FRANK ABBOTT.  There is, in the anxious and laborious struggle for an honorable competence and a solid career of the business or professional an fighting the every-day battle of life, but little to attract the idle reader in search of a sensational chapter; but for a mind thoroughly awake to the reality and meaning of human existence, there are noble and immortal lessons in the life of the man, who, without other means than a clear head, a strong arm, and a true heart, conquers adversity, and toiling on through the work-a day years of a long career finds that he has won not only wealth but also something far greater and higher, - the deserved respect and esteem of those with whom his years of active life placed him in contact.
     Such a man, and one of the leading citizens of Shelby, Ohio, is Frank A. Abbott, who was born in "Spencer, Medina county, Ohio, Mar. 8, 1857, his parents being Arby Jennings and Martha M. (Thorp) Abbott.  The Abbott family is one well known in America, for the name figures conspicuously on the pages of her history in connection with important events.  The subject of this review is descended from one of three brothers who came from England in 1648, settling in Massachusetts, and of the same family the celebrated George Abbott was a representative.  The paternal grandparents of our subject were Daniel and Sally Bellows Abbott, who removed from the Empire state to Ohio in the year 1833.  The father was a farmer and blacksmith, but he was not long permitted to enjoy his new home, his death occurring in February, 1837.  In his family were ten children, namely: Daniel, who was born Nov. 3, 1805, and died Feb. 1, 1836; Charlotte, born Nov. 2, 807, and died Sept. 1, 1836; Leverette, who was born July 15, 1809, and died Feb. 8, 1878; Eliza A., who was born Apr. 20, 1811; Sally, who was born Aug. 5, 1813; Abigail, born Mar. 27, 1815; Charles, born Mar. 8, 1817; Arby Jennings, born Nov. 10, 1819; Elvira, who was born Aug. 10, 1821, and died at the age of ten years, ten months and twenty days; and Sidney, who was born Mar. 8, 1825.
     Arby Jennings Abbott, the father of our subject, was born in Lebanon, Madison county, New York, Nov. 10, 1819, and in 1833, when fourteen years of age, he came with his parents to Ohio.  In 1846 he was united in marriage with Miss Martha M. Thorp, of New York.  Their eldest son was born in May, 1853, and died Sept. 1, 1879.  Mr. Abbott was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a man of the highest respectability.
     Frank A. Abbott, whose name introduces this review, has spent his entire life in Ohio.  The year 1875 witnessed his arrival in Shelby, where he has made his home for a quarter of a century.  With his brother, William L., he engaged in the drug business, the partnership continuing until his brother's death in 1879.  Mr. Abbott was then alone in business for two years, when he sold his store to J. Frank Rhooks and turned his attention to the hardwood lumber business, to which he has since given his energies.  At the present time he is also dealing in carriages and is interested in the patent-right business, under the firm name of Bevans & Abbott, his partner being Dr. Bevans.  He has maintained a lively interest in the advancement of the industrial and commercial interests of the city of his adoption and has contributed largely to its progress and substantial upbuilding.  In all business transactions he is reliable, energetic and determined, and these qualities have insured him a gratifying success.
     In 1884 occurred the marriage of Mr. Abbott to Miss Amy Myers, a daughter of Professor John and Lydia (Hurksler) Myers.  Their union has been blessed with three children: William Jennings, born Aug. 2, 1885, and Martha and Myers, twins, born in September, 1886.  While Mr. Abbott has not been an aspirant for political honors, he has twice been elected to serve as township treasurer, being chosen for the position on the Republican ticket.  A man of genial and social nature and one who is most appreciative of the amenities which go to make up the sum of human happiness, he has identified himself with the Knights of Pythias.  He attends the services of the Methodist Episcopal church, and as one of the public-spirited men of the town he withholds his support from no interest or movement calculated to prove of general good.  
Source #4: A Centennial Biographical History of Richland Co., Ohio - Publ: Mansfield by A. A., Graham & Co. - 1901 - Page 655
ALEXANDER, ABERNETHY, M. D., Lexington; Dr. Abernathy is the oldest resident physician of Troy Township. He was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1810; graduated at Jefferson College in Philadelphia in 1831 ; preached in Ferry Co., Penn., for six years; he then came to Ohio and settled in Lexington in 1836; at that time, Lexington had about fifty dwellings, three churches, two stores, one mill and one hotel; the country was sparsely settled, the roads in a bad condition, and the Doctor visited most of his patients on horseback, riding many weary miles through the country for small compensation. In 1843, he married Katharine Fulton, by whom he had four children. When the gold fever of California struck the Eastern States in 1850, the Doctor, like thousands of others. started for the Pacific coast; he arrived safely, he stayed in California about eighteen months, when he again returned to his home in Lexington. Previous to his trip to California in 1850, he served two terms in the Ohio State Legislature. The Doctor according to his quaint expression, has "seen much, of the dark as well as the light side of life," his medical practice having extended over a period of more than thirty years; he is now living a retired life in the village of Lexington, known and respected by all.
(Troy Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
ISAAC ABY, farmer; P.O. Mansfield; he was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., in 1821 ; came to Ohio in 1826. Married in 1854, to Sarah Clugston, who was born in Franklin Township, Penn., in 1835; they have two children-James B., born in 1857; May, in 1860. J. Byron was married in 1879 to Anna E. Keffer, who was born in Mansfield in January, 1859.
(Mifflin Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HENRY ACKERMAN, barber; be was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, in the town of Neidermodau, Germany, July 11, 1845, and came to this country in 1865 ; he learned his trade in the Fatherland, and, after coming to this country, he worked for a short time in Crestline, Ohio ; he removed to Mansfield in 1866 and commenced business in this city, at which he has continued to dale. He was married in Mansfield, July 12, 1867, to Christian Hartman : they have six children-four sons and two daughters.
(Mansfield, Ohio)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
ADAMS, ANDREW, retired farmer; he was born in Bedford Co., Penn., June 15, 1820; Andrew was the fourth of nine children ; Mr. Adams spent his youth on a farm ; he came with his parents to Ohio, and did such work as was usual with young men of that day. He was united in matrimony to Miss Ann Zeigler, April 7, 1842; she was born near Somerset, Perry Co., Ohio, and came with her parents to Blooming Grove Township, Richland Co., about 1817, being among the first settlers of that county ; they have had five children, three of whom are living, viz.: William H., farmer, in Plymouth Township; John A., farmer in Plymouth; Sarah M., married to George Souders, farmer, and lives in De Kalb Co., Ind. Mr. Adams started with small means. He helped to clear up a large amount of land in the county, and, by diligence and economy, he has acquired considerable property.
(Sharon Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
DANIEL ADAMS, pioneer, farmer and stock-nicer, was born in Bedford Co., Penn., March 10, 1824; his father and mother, with their family of seven children, came to Ohio about 1828, and settled in Wayne Co., when they lived about ten years, and then moved to Blooming Grove Township ; they settled in the woods. The subject of this sketch remained at home until he was married, and then moved to Huron Co., where he stayed two years ; he then came to Cass Township, and moved on s farm near Planktown, where he lived two years ; he then moved to Planktown, where be lived one year, and then moved to where they now reside, in the spring of 1855 ; his parents had nine children, five of whom are living. He was married to Miss Sarah A. Nelson Feb. 21, 1850; she was born in Perry Co., Penn., Aug. 22, 1822; her mother died in April, 1829; her father then left Pennsylvania with a family of five small children, and came by wagon to the then new country of Ohio; he came to where Shelby now stands, at which time there was no town there. He married there during the winter, and, in the spring, he moved to Blooming Grove Township, where he died in 1866; his children are all living but one. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have five children, all of whom are living; Catherine J. married to E. B. Rose ; Annie Mary, married George O. Dickinson; Elizabeth, Sarah Alice and Charles Ellsworth are at home.
(Cass Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
THOMAS C. ADAMS was born in Cumberland County, Penn., May 14, 1830, where he resided until the fall of 1851 ; he removed to Springfield, Clark Co. ; he remained there about one year, when he went to La Fayette, Ind. ; he stayed there about four years ; while there he paid his attention to milling ; he removed back to Cumberland County, on account of his health being somewhat impaired ; after his removal to Pennsylvania, he still followed the business se a mill-wright until he removed to this county, in May, 1863 ; when he first settled here it was nothing but a wilderness; the second or third year after his removal here he built a sawmill ; it was burned down June 20, 1872, but by the kind assistance of a few neighbors and friends be was soon able to rebuild ; the mill still stands, and runs a great part of the time. He was married Jan. 10, 1861, to Margaret A. Snyder, who was born in Perry County, Penn March 29, 1840, where she resided until she, with her husband, removed to this county ; the fruits of this marriage are three children: Robert A., who was born Oct. 28, 1861, in Perry County, Penn.; Anna M., born Nov. 25, 1864, in this county, and Mary Jane Grace, born Oct. 14, 1866, also in this county. Mr. Adams is a millwright by profession, although early in life he learned the tanning business, but never followed that vocation after leaving home. He has by strict economy made for himself and family a good home, now owning on the county line a good farm containing 76 acres, which be still manages aside from the management of his mill.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
W B. ADAMS, was born in Union Co., Penn., June 7, 1857; he resided there until 1876, and then came to this county, where be has since lived ; his occupation since residence in the county has been buying and selling goods on the road for the firm of A. Sturgess & Co., He has given his employer entire satisfaction thus far; be intends to make this his future business.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
G. RILEY AIMSBAUGH, farmer; P. O. Mansfield; he was born in Mifflin Township June 24, 1848. Married, Sept. 19, 1871. is Anna M. Mentzer, who was born in Franklin Co., Penn., Dec. 28, 1871: she came, with her parents, to Ohio when young: they have the following family: Bertha M., born May 3, 1872 ; Odessa B., Dec. 15, 1873; infant child, June 25, 1878, died Oct. 11, 1876.
(Mifflin Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HENRY ALBRIGH was born in Clear Creek Township, Ashland Co., Ohio, April 2, 1847, where he resided until the age of 14 years, when be soon after went into the army. He was a member of Co. B, 102d O. V. I. ; was enrolled on the 8th of August, 1862, and discharged in 1865, when he returned to his native place, where he resided for about two years, when he removed to this township, and has since resided here. Aug. 28, 1870, he was married to Miss Ellen Sonanstine. They have one child, a son-Arthur, aged 2 years. Mr. Albright is a blacksmith by trade, and carries on that business at this place, Shenandoah. This has been his occupation since the late war. He contracted the rheumatism while in the army, but has never made application for a pension, to which he is entitled. Mr. Albright has built up for himself here a very good trade, although his health does not permit him to labor Lard.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HARRISON ALEXANDER, was born in Waldo Co., Me.; he worked on a farm and in a saw-mill until he came to Bellville, in the fall of 1850; here he worked in a foundry three years, and then commenced to deal in paper, which he continued until 1866; since then, he has given his attention to farming, and the variety of business conducted under the name of Alexander & Zents. He was born Feb. 12, 1823, and married, Aug. 18, 1850, to Amanda Weymouth, who was born July 27, 1829: children- Miller was born July 19, 1852; Hannah. Dec. 6, 1854; Harry, Nov. 15. 1866.
(Jefferson Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
ROBERT ALEXANDER, (deceased); was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Jan. 1, 1820 ; his father, Peter Alexander, was born in 1742, and was of Scotch-Irish descent. He married Jane Mitchell, who afterward became the mother of six sons and six daughters; they removed to Belmont Co. from Maryland, and to Worthington Township in 1826 ; be owned three quarter-sections of land north and east of Newville, where he and wife spent the rest of their lives, and finally were buried; Mr. Alexander was 86 and his wife 77 when they died, having lived together sixty-two years. Robert was the fourth son. He was married to Sophia Stimley Feb. 15, 1848. Benjamin Stimley her father, was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 29, 1798 ; married Rebecca Boling, by whom he had a son and four daughters; the Stimleys were Germans, and owned 80 acres of land ; they removed to Union Co. where the father died September 1826, and the mother February, 1828. Robert Alexander and wife settled on a part of the home farm, which they afterward owned; they have had ten children, six are living-Harriett, born March 13, 1850; Charles S., April 28, 1852 ; Dayton, Jan. 6, 1859; Eda, March 5, 1861 ; Sarah L., Aug. 27, 1867 ; George A., Dec. 18, 1848; Jane, Aug. 28, 1864; Mary Ann, Sept. 10, 1856; Nancy, July 6, 1865. Robert Alexander, at the time of his death, owned 240 acres of fine land on which was a good saw-mill. Mr. Alexander's death suddenly occurred Feb. 17, 1879, aged 59 years 1 month and 16 days; his widow still lives on the old homestead, and with the aid of her children manages the estate.
(Worthington Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JACOB ALGIRE, (deceased). He was born in Bedford Co., Penn., July 15, 1799; he came to Ohio and settled in Perry Township in 1827 ; he located on a part of Sec. 22, and lived on it till death. His companion, Mary McFerren, was born March 1, 1802; they were married May 10, 1827; children: John, was born in 1823; Catharine, Aug. 26, 1825; Barbara, March 7, 1828; William, Jan. 30, 1831; Mary, Nov. 6, 1833; Samuel, Sept. 7, 1836; Almira, April 27, 1839; Henry F., March 20, 1842; Jacob, March 25, 1848. The father died July 7, 1874 ; mother, Sept. 27, 1865. Henry H. went to the army is the 102d O. V. I., and died with disease in Clarksville, Tenn., Jan. 4, 1863. Jacob Algire, Jr., now resides on the old farm; he commenced to lay brick in 1871 and made it his occupation for seven years. He was married, May 25, 1878, to Clara Reese Growden ; she was born Oct. 20, 1857, and was a daughter-of Thomas L. Growden and Rebecca (Simmons) Growden; she was born in, Bedford Co., Penn.; her folks came to Perry Township in 1866. Father Algire filled the office of Township Trustee several terms; and he and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church.
(Perry Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
J. W. ALLEN. He was born in Shenandoah Co., near Mt. Jackson, Va., Oct. 20, 1811. He resided there until the year 1854, when be came to this county, and has since resided here. He is by profession a merchant tailor, as well as a druggist, which business he now carries on in Rome. In the year 1833, on the 12th of September, he was married to Miss Catherine J, Sonanstine; they had four children, three of whom are living-Joseph F., James William; and Mary Jane. The one deceased - Virginia C. died in 1864, at the age of 18 years 8 months and 14 days. Mr. A. studied and practiced medicine previous to his coming here, although he has not paid much of his attention to his profession at this place. He attended lectures at Jefferson College at Baltimore, Md.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JAMES ALLEN, farmer; P.O. Butler; Mr. Allen was born in 1808; his father, John Allen, was born near Baltimore, Va., and was a farmer and blacksmith ; was married to Rosilla Jane Wiles; they were the parents of seven children ; the last account of them is they had removed to Illinois. His fourth son, James, was raised a farmer; came to Ohio in 1842 and settled near Independence, Richland Co. ; was married to Eliza Morris, by whom be had two daughters and five sons; one daughter is now dead ; his first wife died in 1844 ; was married to Julian Worley, in 1846, daughter of David Worley, a former resident of the township ; he and wife both are now dead. The fruits of this marriage were three daughters and five sons; except three they are alive and married ; the family live on John Ramsey's farm in Sec. 35 ; their eldest son was in the 3d O. V. C. during the rebellion, and returned home in safety. Mr. and Mrs. Allen have been connected with the Evangelical Church for sixteen years.
(Worthington Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
ADAM W. ALSDORF was born in Ashland Co., Milton Township, then Richland Co., where be resided until the age of 32 years, when he removed to this township, where be has since resided. He has paid most of his attention to farming and dealing in stock Mr. Alsdorf is now one of the Trustees of his township, which shows the estimation in which be is held by the people of the township which be represents. Feb. 4, 1865, he was married to Miss Minerva Gates ; they have four children living-Arminda, Dora A., Cyrus A., and Herney C. The health of their family is good. Mr. Alsdorf has by good management and strict attention to business, made for himself and family a good home. He enjoys the respect and esteem of all in the community in which he resides.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
OLIVER AMES, stonemason; Newville; was born in Genesee Co., N. Y., Dec. 14, 1824; his father's name was William B. Ames; his mother's maiden name Malenda Farwell; his father was a Scotchman by birth ; his mother was as born in England ; his father was a stone mason by occupation ; he was also an honored member of the Ancient Order of Free and Accepted Masons: be was a member of this fraternity for about sixty years; William B. Ames was twice married ; by his first wife he had sixteen children, twelve sons and four daughters, all save one of whom lived to be married and to have children; his first wife died about the year 1839, in Geauga Co., Ohio, at a place called the "Head Lands," about thirty miles below Cleveland ; about two years subsequent to his first wife's death, Mr. Ames was married to his second wife; by this marriage he bad four children, two sons and two daughters; they removed to Ohio in 1833, and settled in Geauga Co., near Plainville ; he resided here about ten years, when he removed to Huron Co., where he resided till his death, which occurred Dec. 12, 1866, aged 93 years; he was buried with the honors of the Ancient Order to which he belonged, in Townsend, Huron Co. ; William B. Ames was a soldier in the war of 1812 ; he participated in the battle of Lundy's Lane, as also in many smaller engagements. Oliver Ames, when but 13 years old, conceived the idea that his parents made him work too hard, and failed to provide him with such food and clothing as be thought he ought to have, and as he felt certain he could get, were he freed from their control; he therefore forsook the home of his childhood to seek his fortune among strangers; he journeyed to Stark County, where he engaged with a farmer to labor four years on the following conditions, viz.: this employer was to feed, and clothe him, send him to school two months each winter season he was there, and at the end of his term of service, he was to give him a horse, saddle and bridle, and $100 in money ; young Ames soon found, however, that he had fallen into the bands of a hard master, who treated him with great severity; he received neither horse, saddle, bridle nor $100, but was turned adrift without a cent; he went to Columbiana Co., where he got employment with a farmer who treated him kindly, and with whom he remained until his marriage. Jan. 4, 1845, be was united in marriage to Miss Rachel, seventh daughter of Abram and Abigal Gant, of Columbiana Co.; Miss Gant was born in Gloucester Co., N. Y., Oct 8, 1824; her parents were both of English descent; they emigrated to Ohio in 1830, and settled in Columbiana Co., where they continued to reside as long as they lived: they were parents of eight children, who lived beyond the period of infancy. one son and seven daughters; Mr. Gant departed this life in the winter of 1847, aged about 70 years ; Mrs. Gant was about the same age when she died, January, 1856 ; two years after his marriage, Oliver Ames commenced working at the stonemason's trade ; he followed this business about twenty-three years, and met with very good success. By careful management and close application to business, he has been able to support a very large family of children, and to secure a competence for his declining years; Mr. Ames removed to Richland Co. with his family, in 1866 ; he purchased a farm of 80 acres near Bunker Hill, in Worthington Township; in 1874, he sold this farm and bought one containing 84 acres, situated about three-fourths of a mile east of Newville, on which farm he still resides; this farm is a little rough but highly productive, and Mr. Ames has it in a very good state of cultivation; they have a family of ten children, five sons and five daughters; named in the order, Abigal, born Aug. 11, 1846; Francis Marion, Oct. 1, 1849; William W., Dec. 9, 1851 ; Edwin Oliver, Oct. 5, 1854 ; Rachel Ellen, Oct. 14, 1856 ; George Curtis, Jan. 2, 1859 ; Admire, and Alvira. (twins), July 26, 1861 ; Alfaretta, April 1, 1863 ; and Clark, Nov. 6, 1866 ; Alvira died in infancy. Mrs. Ames died April 7, 1880; she was an invalid for many months; she died in the 56th year of her age and in thirty-sixth year of her married life.
(Worthington Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
GEORGE ANDERS, farmer; P. O. Mansfield; he was born June 10, 1818, in England ; he came to America in 1838. He was married, May 2, 1841, to Ann Hudson; they had the following children: Edward V., born March 10, 1845; Elizabeth A., Feb. 28, 1850. Mrs. Ann Anders died March 18, 1854. Mr. Anders married the second time in 1856, to Sophronia Steward, who was born in Mansfield in 1826; they have two children-Philo O., born May 10,1859, and Olive, born Jan. 25, 1862. J. J. Anders was born Oct. 19, 1842. He enlisted in the 102d Regt , Co. D, in 1862; he ranked as Orderly Sergeant ; he died in Bellfont, Ala., Aug. 27, 1864.
(Madison Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
J. C. ANDERSON, Surgeon ; he was born in Butler Co., Ohio ; removed to Richland Co. in 1850; he wee educated at Ganges and Cleveland ; commenced the study of medicine at Ganges in 1863 ; graduated at the Cleveland Homeopathic Hospital College in 1872; received a commission as Surgeon of the 12th O. V. I. (1878); he is now engaged in the practice of medicine in Mansfield. He was married to Anna M. Wherry, of Shelby; they have one child, 3 years old-Reed Wherry.
(Mansfield, Ohio)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
WILLIAM W. ANDERSON, clergyman; he is a son of Rev. James Anderson, who was born in Pennsylvania, and was Pastor of the Lexington (Ohio) Presbyterian Church from the spring of 1854 to the spring of 1864. The subject of this sketch was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, and was brought up in a village; during his early life, his mother taught a female boarding-school ; in 1854, he came with his parents to Lexington, Ohio, and attended the high school of that place; in the fall of 1855, he entered Washington College, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1859, and then entered the theological seminary of Allegheny City, Penn., where he finished his course in 1862; his first charge was in Chesterville, Morrow Co., Ohio, where he remained six years and a half; his next charge was at Shelby, Ohio, at which place he remained eight years, and than came to Bellville Jan. 1, 1877, and took the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church of that place, which position he now fills. Mr. Anderson was born Nov. 6, 1839, and was married to Miss Elisabeth H. Urie, of Ashland; Ohio, June 29, 1865; their children are Urie, born March 23, 1866, died in infancy; Clara L., born June 2, 1867; Dora E., Dec. 4. 1872; Mary, July 30, 1879. Mr. Anderson is a most estimable citizen, an able minister, scholarly, selects his expressions with great care, is pathetic, modest, refined and mild.
(Jefferson Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
WILLIAM C. ANDERSON, Shenandoah; he was born in Preble Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1841, where he resided until the age of 11, when his parents removed to Randolph Co., Ind., where they remained about two years, when they came to Richland Co., where they have since resided. In 1857, Mr. Anderson learned the trade of shoemaker, at which he has worked, until within the past year he has been paying some attention to the shipping of stock, the purchase of hides and furs, and the boring of wells. In 1865, he was married to Elizabeth A. Burgoyne. Their four children are living-Lena Ann, Bettie E., Stella V. and Lois. During the war, Mr. Anderson enlisted in April, 1861, for three months; again, in 1862, for the same time; again in October of the same year; and when the three months troops were called, he again went into the service-enlisting four different times, receiving an honorable discharge each time. Mr. Anderson never; interested himself much in politics, but has been Township Trustee several terms.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HARRISON ANDREWS, is a resident of Ontario; his father at one time lived in Brooke Co., Va., but moved to Washington Co., where Mr Andrews was born May 3, 1818. He was married, Jan. 14, 1841, to Mary Ann Rankin ; he lived in Washington Co. until the year 1867, when he came to this county. Mrs. Andrews died Jan. 14, 1878. Mr. Andrews has six children living and one dead.
(Springfield Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JACOB ANDREWS, farmer; P. O. Bellville ; he was born in Delaware Co., N. Y., March 18, 1803 ; he came to this county with his parents Aug. 1, 1823 ; they settled in Jefferson Township; he remained with them until the age of 28 years. He was then married to Miss Christina Baker in December, 1830; she was born in Franklin Co., Penn., April 17, 1807; she came to this county in April, 1823. After his marriage he moved on the farm he bought, formerly owned by Thomas Andrews, for which he paid, at that time, $1 per acre, where he has ever since resided; they have seven children, three sons and four daughters, named John, Jacob, Andrew, Susannah, Nancy and Catherine, one died in infancy; John was married to Miss Anna Deadwiler ; they had five children; his first wife died several years ago; he was lately married to his second wife, Miss Malinda Hoover, they have one child. Jacob, who is married to a daughter of William Spade, they have three children; Susannah was married to Anthony Clever, they have nine children; Catherine was married to John Riggle, they have eight children. Mr. Andrews has, by strict attention to farming and hard work, made for himself and family a good home.
(Washington Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JAMES ANDREWS, (deceased); he was born near Cannonsburg, Penn.; Feb. 6, 1796; his father, Col. John Andrews; commanded a regiment of Ohio militia in the war of 1812; among the engagements he participated in was the battle of Fort Meigs. James Andrews was married to Miss Levina Carsick Feb. 11, 1822, she was born near Gettysburg, Adams Co., Penn., Jan. 19, 1797; her parents removed to Harrison Co., Ohio, about the year 1806. James Andrews and wife removed to Richland Co. in the spring of 1823; he purchased a quarter-section of land in Monroe Township, which is now owned by his son Samuel James and Levine Andrews are the parents of seven children, six sons and one daughter ; John G., the eldest child, was born in Jefferson Co. Jan. 29, 1823; James C., their second son, was bon Aug. 4, 1825; he and his younger brothers and sister were bon in Monroe Township; William R., their third son, was bon Oct. 18, 1828; Mary Jane was born May 26, 1831; David, their fourth son, was bon June 18, 1833; Joseph, their fifth son, was born May 21, 1838; Samuel, their youngest son, was born. July 29, 1840. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews were consistent members of the United Presbyterian Church many years. He was of a kind and generous disposition. Mr. Andrews departed this life Nov. 18, 1850; his disease was cancer on the breast; he had it removed when it had attained to several pounds in weight, but this did not suffice to save his life; after enduring for many days agony the most intense and suffering the most intolerable, he was finally relieved by death ; he was buried in the Pine Run graveyard. John, their eldest son, married Rebecca White; James, Rebecca Paxton; William, Elizabeth Stauffer; Mary Jane, Daniel McFarland; Joseph, Ella. Simpkins. James and Mary Jane reside in Kosciusko Co., Ind.; John in Iowana Co., Mich., and Joseph in Pawnee Co.. Kan. Joseph Andrews enlisted in Co. G, 64th O. V. I., in September, 1861, and served his country faithfully during the war of the rebellion; he participated in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Franklin, Tenn., and many other minor engagements; he was a brave and intrepid soldier. David Andrews enlisted in Co. B, 120th O. V. I.; he died of disease contracted in the service at Milliken's Bend, near Vicksburg, May 5, 1863. Samuel Andrews enlisted in November, 1861, in the 6th Ohio Battery; he served fourteen months, when he was honorably discharged from the service on account of general disability. Samuel Andrews was married to Miss Amanda C. Wiles June 9,1864; he brought his wife home to his mother's house, where they continued to reside, caring and providing for his aged parent during her declining years. and cultivating a portion of the old homestead; at her decease, he became the owner of this farm by purchase, where he still continues to reside; this is one of the best upland farms in the township; it is well watered, well timbered, and well adapted to the raising of all kinds of grain and grasses. Samuel Andrews and wife are the parents of seven children, four sons and three daughters-Harmon, Cary S., Minnie E., Alta T., Levine C. and Samuel L.; one died in infancy; Harmon is buried in the St. John's Cemetery. Mr. Andrews and wife have been active members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for many years, and are much respected for their many virtues.
(Monroe Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JOHN ANDREWS, carpenter and farmer; P. O. Butler. John Andrews was born in Clarke Co., Ohio, April 14, 1821 ; being of English on his mother's, and Irish extraction on his father's, side; he was compelled to work on a farm in early life; at the age of 14 years he commenced to learn the carpenter's trade, under Moses Andrews, Sr.; he has worked at it and farming alternately, ever since. In 1843, he was married to Jas. Cunningham's daughter, Sally; the result of this union was two sons and five daughters; three are at present alive. He came to Washington Township in 1823, and settled near Bunker Hill, on the Hazelett farm, Sec. 24. His first wife died in 1855 ; was married Marinda Mix, daughter of Justus Mix, in 1856, by who he bad two sons and five daughters ; five are living. Mr. Andrews first and second wives, had the same number of sons and daughters, and each presented him with twins, In 1869, he bought 21 acres, in Section 31, of this township, on which he has since lived; he has held several minor offices, is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, also the Patrons of Husbandry In 1862, he enlisted in Co. E, 3d O. V. C.; in May, 1863, he was discharged, on account of disability ; was drafted in 1864, served till the close of the war in April, 1865, when he again was discharged, sick; he returned, after his recovery, to his work-bench and plow.
(Worthington Township)
LYMAN W. ANDREWS, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Bellville; he was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., Nov. 7, 1818; Mr. Andrews came to this county with his parents, at the age of 5 years, Aug. 1, 1823 ; he entered a quarter-section of the Government land, where he now resides. 31r. Andrews was married to Anna Oldfield March 12, 1845 ; she was born in this county Jan. 25, 1827, they have six children, two sons and four daughters-Richard E., William W., Mary, Sarah, Esther M. and Lucy Bell; Mary A. was married to James H. Palm, in 1872; they have two children.
(Washington Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
SAMUEL ANDREWS.  A man's life and labors make him known to his fellow citizens, and Samuel Andrews needs no introduction to the men and women of Monroe township, Richland county, Ohio, but a man's life and works entitled him to the remembrance of mankind in the generations after he has passed away from the active field of human endeavor, and it is to record the chief incidents in his busy and useful career that this brief biographical sketch has been prepared and is presented in this connection.
     Samuel Andrews was born on the farm on which he now lives July 29, 1840, a son of James and Lovina (Carrick) Andrews.  His father was a native of Jefferson county, Ohio, married there and in 1823 located in Monroe township, Richland county, on the farm now owned and occupied by the subject of this sketch, which had been purchased from the government by Colonel John Andrews, his father, who had served this country in the battles of the war of 1812, who was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, and who died in Richland county, Ohio.  Few improvements had been made on the place when James Andrews took up his home on it.  He built a log cabin for a temporary residence and later provided his family with a more comfortable home and made a good farm, on which he died in 1850, aged fifty-four years.  James and Lovina (Carrick) Andrews had children as follows, mentioned in the order of their nativity:  John G., who lives at Freeport, Michigan; James, who died in 1898; William, who died in 1892; Mary J., who lives at Beaver Dam, Indiana; David, a sergeant in the One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the war of the Rebellion, who died at Vicksburg; Joseph, who served in the Civil war in the Sixty-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and now lives at Atchison, Kansas; and Samuel.
     Samuel Andrews was reared on his father's farm and educated in the district schools.  Like some of his brothers above mentioned, he risked his life in defense of the Union in the great war with the south.  Oct. 9, 1861, he enlisted as a private in the Sixth Ohio Battery for three years or during the war.  He was mustered into the service at Mansfield, Ohio, and went in turn to Louisville, Columbia and Jamestown, Kentucky.  At the last mentioned place he helped to guard the approaches to the Cumberland river.  From Jamestown he went to Nashville, Tennessee, and thence to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Stephenson, in the same state, and from there back to Louisville, Kentucky, and there he was taken ill and was taken to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was discharged from the service on account of disability, November 2, 1862.  He at once returned home and assumed the management of the Andrews homestead, which became his in 1874, when he bought the interest of the other heirs of his father in the same.
     Mr. Andrews was married, June 9, 1864, to Miss Amanda Wiles, sister of Rev. Mr. Wiles, a minister of the gospel well and favorably known in this vicinity.  Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have had children named as follows:  Cary S., of Shelby, Ohio; Minnie; Alta, the wife of Frank Inks; Lovina; Lloyd; Herman, who is dead; and another child who died in infancy.  In politics Mr. Andrews is a stanch Republican, a consistent voter and worker for the prevalence of the principles of his party, but not an office-seeker and not in the accepted sense of the term an active politician.  He ranks with the leading general farmers of his township and is the owner of one hundred and fifty-six acres of good land, one hundred and thirty-five acres of which is under cultivation.  He keeps alive the memory of the days when he was a soldier by membership of Swigert Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of which he is one of the honored past commanders, and he is a devoted and generously helpful member off the Lutheran church, upon the services of which he and his family are attendants.  In all things he is a good and useful citizen, public-spirited to an unusual degree and with the welfare of his township and county close to his heart.
Source #4: A Centennial Biographical History of Richland Co., Ohio - Publ: Mansfield by A. A., Graham & Co. - 1901 - Page 557
THOMAS B. ANDREWS, farmer; P. O. Lexington; was born May 17, 1807, near Canton, Stark Co., Ohio, of Scotch-English parentage; raised and schooled in the common schools of that day in Canton, the county seat of Stark Co. up to 1821 ; removed to Wayne Co. in that year, and in 1823 removed to Richland Co., and settled on the northwest quarter of Sec. 24, Township 21, of Range 17. Removed to Mansfield, Ohio, in 1827, and where, on the 22d day of January, 1829, he was married to Miss Marilla Pollard, a native of the State of Vermont, and in the fall of that year removed to Knox Co., Ohio, and remained there until the 15th day of November, 1833, the day after that great phenomenon, the falling of the stare, occurred, when he moved back to Richland Co., and settled on the southeast quarter of Sec. 19, Township 21, of Range 17, where he has continued to reside until the present time, this couple have had eleven children, sixty-two grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Moses Andrews, father of Thomas B., was born in Washington Co., Penn., on the 6th day of January 1789; and the mother, whose, maiden name was Patience Capes, was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio, in the 18th day of April, 1784 ; they were married Aug. 12, 1806; they I then removed to Canton, Stark Co., Ohio, immediately thereafter, where the said Moses Andrews worked at the carpenter's trade, until he was called by the voice of the people into public life ; he built the first frame house, and put on the first shingle roof in that town he was the first Coroner, and the second Sheriff of that county. Moses Andrews died Jan. 15, 1857; Patience Andrews died April 23, 1868.
(Worthington Township)
DAVID R. ANSBAUGH, laborer; P. O. Mansfield ; he was born in Madison Township Sept. 20, 1832. He was married in 1865, to Ester Cole; she was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., March 8, 1844; they have six children-Cora E., born Oct. 16, 1866; Delbert, Jan. 8, 1872 ; Orin, Jan. 26, 1875; Oliver P., Sept. 26, 1878; Clarence, May 25, 1879.
(Madison Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JOHN APPLEGATE. His parents were born in Washington Co.. Penn., and emigrated to Richland Co. in the year 1820; they located in Monroe Township and entered the farm that Mr. Applegate now lives on, sad his father resided there until his death, which occurred Feb. 15, 1878; they had a family of eleven children. John Applegate was bon Feb. 10, 1843; in getting on education, he went to district school until he was 14 years old, when he went to a select school in Lucas, taught by Dr. J. E. Strickler. He enlisted Oct. 15, 1861, in Co. E, 64th O. V. I., and was in all the principal engagements the Army of the Cumberland participated in, and re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, as a veteran, and served until the close of the war; he was mustered out and honorably discharged Jan. 4, 1866, having faithfully served his country over four years; after returning home, he rented his father's farm, and commenced farming in the spring of 1866. He was married to Miss H. C. Winters Feb. 11, 1868, and they have a family of three children-George W. and Stiles W., who are twins, and were born Jan. 10, 1869; Hattie E., born July 10, 1874. He moved into Ashland Co. April 3, 1869, and resided there until March 17, 1880, when he moved back to the old homestead (he having bought it the fall before), where he, together with his family, enjoys the many comforts of life, and the esteem of those around them.
(Monroe Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HEZEKIAH ARMSTRONG, farmer, resides on a part of Section 29, where he owns over 200 acres of land; he is a son of James Armstrong, who landed in this township Dec. 25, 1817; he died Oct. 20, 1850, and was almost 75 years old. Mr. H. Armstrong was born Nov. 5, 1819, and was brought up on the farm he now owns; his companion, Rosan Flook, was born in Bedford Co., Penn., Oct. 17, 1820, and came with her parents to Ohio in 1828. Mr. Armstrong was married Nov. 10, 1845 ; children-Alvina, born Sept. 9, 1847 ; John, May 18, 1849; Elizabeth, Aug. 11, 1851; Eli C., Aug. 12, 1853; Mariah, Dec. 16, 1854; Eliphalet, Feb. 9,1857; Sarah, Aug. 1, 1859; Leva, Apri1 8, 1862. Mr. Armstrong built a fine barn on his premises in 1871, and, in later years, remodeled his residence, so that his farm is well improved, and by diligence to his avocation, he has made himself independent.
(Jefferson Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JOHN H. ARMSTRONG, was born in this county on the 10th of December, 1836, and hoe since resided in the county, with the exception of the war. He enrolled himself as a soldier Aug. 25, 1861 ; he was a member of Co. M, 2d O. V. C., and was discharged Oct. 7, 1864. His vocation, principally, is that of farming. In the year 1866, he was married to Miss Susannah Pifer. They have reared a family of six children, all of whom are still living, with the exception of the last one, who died in infancy; the others are named, respectively, Effie M, Harold B., Tennis E., Virgina, Claudia and Florence. His wife died Jan. 26, 1880 ; she was a lady of exemplary character, and a consistent Christian.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
SAMUEL M. ARMSTRONG, was born is Franklin Township, this county, on the 1st day of July, 1830; he resided here until the spring of 1841, when his parents removed to this township, and where he has since resided. Mr. Armstrong is by profession a shoemaker, and followed that until the war broke out, when he enrolled himself as a member of Co. F, 82d O. V. I., on the 30th day of November, and was discharged on the 25th of August, 1865 ; he was in the numerous battles the regiment was called upon to engage in ; he received a gun-shot wound in the right hip at the battle of Dallas, in front of Atlanta. Since the war, Mr. Armstrong has been farming. In the fall of 1856, on the 16th of October, he was married to Miss Sarah J. Burns. They have had nine children, seven of whom are still living, and named Mary E., Flora Bell, George W., Nettie May, Eva A., Wilber B. and Frank N.; Mary Elizabeth is married ; the ones deceased are Charley F., who died at the age of 2 years and 5 months; the youngest, Perry S., died at the age of 4 months. Mr. Armstrong's father and mother are still living, and reside with him. His father was born Dec. 29, 1800, in Adams Co., Penn. He was 2 years of age when he removed to this State, and at the age of 22 he came to this county, which makes him a resident of the county for a period of fifty-eight years.
(Blooming Grove Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HIRAM ARNETT, was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, March 10, 1810: he is a son of Samuel and Nancy Arnett, who moved to Muskingum Co., near Dresden, when the subject of this sketch was about 9 years of age; they afterward moved about ten miles northwest of Zanesville in the same county; they then moved to Granville, Licking Co., staying in the latter place about eighteen months, then moving to Richland Co. in 1822, they settled near Bellville. Mr. Arnett resided with his parents until he was shout 22 yours of age, when he was married in the fall of 1832, to Miss Elizabeth Kemp, daughter of John and Mary Kemp, who emigrated from Virginia and settled in Stark Co., afterward moving to Richland Co. They settled in Sharon Township in 1827 or 1828. After his marriage, Mr. Arnett settled about three miles south of Mansfield where he lived until the year 1841, when he moved to the town, now city of Mansfield, where he resided until 1861, when he removed to the country going on his present farm about one wile east of the village of Shenandoah, in the spring of 1862. His wife died Feb. 14, 1864 ; there were seven children born to them, four sons and three daughters: the two oldest, a son and daughter, are now dead ; John H., the oldest son living, served during the rebellion in the 1st (independent) Ohio Battery, enlisting in 1861, and re-enlisting as a veteran, he served until mustered out at the close of the war, having been in the following engagements; Gauley Bridge, Dec. 31, 1861; Frederick City, Sept. 12, 1862; South Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862; Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862; Fayetteville, May 17 and 18, 1863; Lewisburg, Dec. 12, 1863; Clopd Mountain, May 9, 1864 ; New River Bridge, May 10, 1864; Newport, May 12, 1864; Lexington, June 11, 1864; Lynchburg, June 17 and 18, 1864; Salem, June 21, 1864; Bunker Hill, July 19, 1864; Stevenson's Point, July 20, 1864; Winchester, July 24, 1864; Martinsburg, July 25, 1864.
(Butler Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
CHARLES H. ARTER, who is successfully engaged in farming and stock-raising on sections 12 and 13, Sandusky township, was born in Crawford county, Ohio, March 29, 18653, his parents being George and Sarah Arter, who are mentioned on another page of this volume.  Our subject acquired a common-school education and remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority.  He then purchased a farm in Richland county and now owns two hundred and sixty acres of rich and productive land on sections 12 and 13, Sandusky township, where he carries on his general farming and stock-raising interests in such a capable manner that a gratifying annual income is assured him.  He is energetic, enterprising and progressive and is numbered among the substantial and public-spirited citizens of the community.
     Mr. Arter has been married twice.  He was first wedded in 1891, to Miss Mollie Parke, whose birth occurred at Ada, Ohio, and by whom he had two children, Ruth and Charles Parke, who are at homeLosing his first wife in 1895, Mr. Arter was subsequently again married, his second union being with Miss Nora Shambaugh, who was born in Morrow county, Ohio, and whose parents still reside in that county.  She is one of a family of five children, te record of whom is as follows:  Lurenza D., of Mansfield; J. E., deceased; Ida, who is the wife of A. B. Reinhart, and makes her home in Morrow county, Ohio; Mrs. Arter; and Guy G., of Johnsville, Ohio.  Unto Charles H. and Nora (Shambaugh) Arter have been born four children, namely:  Clarence A.; Mary Jane; John H., who passed away; and Mildred S.
    
In his political views Mr. Arter is a stanch republican, while fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Pythias lodge at Crestline.  His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, the teachings of which she exemplifies in her daily life.  They are well known and highly esteemed throughout the community and the circle of their friends is almost co-extensive with the circle of their acquaintances.
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - from 1808 to 1908 by A. J. Baughman - Chicago: The J. S. Clarke Publishing Co. 1908 - Page 864)
GEORGE ARTER.  The name of Arter is an old and prominent one in Richland county, members of the family having resided here since 1816, therefore the gentleman whose name introduces this sketch needs no introduction to our readers.  Mr. Arter was born in Crawford county, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1850.  The first of the family to come to Richland county was the paternal great-grandfather, who entered twelve hundred acres of land from the government, in Sandusky and Springfield townships.  He built a log cabin on the place, which continued to be his home throughout a long period.  He passed away in Shelby, this state.
     The father of our subject, who also bore the name of George Arter, was born Dec. 20, 1822, in Richland county, and became a wealthy landowner, following the occupation of farming throughout his entire life.  He was married in Richland county to Miss Sarah J. Walters, likewise a native of Richland county, born June 7, 1825.  He was prominent in the ranks of the republican party and took an active part in public affairs.  His death occurred June 21, 1896, when he had reached the age of seventy-four years, while his wife survived him for a few years, passing away Mar. 17, 1905, when in her seventy-fifty year.  Unto this worthy couple were born eight children, as follows:  Rebecca, the wife of Daniel Beam, a resident of Richland county; Delia, the wife of W. P. Smith, of Galion, this state; Charles H., also of Richland county; and Flora B., the wife of William Frank, of Galion, Ohio.
     George Arter was reared to the occupation of farming and was educated in the common schools.  He remained on the home farm until he had attained the age of twenty-seven years, when he began life on his own account by operating the home place.  He has worked earnestly and persistently during the years and ninety-two acres, situated on sections 12 and 13, Sandusky township, stands as evidence of the excellent success which has attained his efforts.  He has improved his place with good buildings, occupying a good country residence, and he also has substantial outbuildings for the shelter of grain and stock.  He raises the cereals best adapted to soil and climate and each year harvests good crops.
     It was on the 21st of February, 1884, that Mr. Arter was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Harris, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 7, 1854, a daughter of Joseph and Susanna (Wilson) Harris, who were natives of England and emigrated to the new world in 1839, in which year they located in Chicago, where the father was engaged in contracting and building.  Their family numbered seven children.  Both the parents are now deceased.  The home of Mr. and Mrs. Arter has been blessed with two sons and two daughters, namely:  Sadie, who was born Aug. 23, 1885, and is at home; Alice, who was born in January, 1889, and was graduated from the Crestline high school and is still under the parental roof; George H., who was born June 28, 1890, and is now a student in the Crestline high school; and Lester, who was born Mar. 29, 1898, and is also at home.
     Mr. Arter gives his support to the men and measures of the republican party and aside from serving as school director he has filled no public office, preferring to give his undivided time and attention to his private business interests, in which he is meeting with success.  He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Having spent his entire life in Richland county, he has a wide acquaintance and is also familiar with the progress which has here been made in agricultural circles in the last half century.  He is known for his honesty, integrity and straightforward methods, being never known to take advantage of another in any trade transaction.
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - from 1808 to 1908 by A. J. Baughman - Chicago: The J. S. Clarke Publishing Co. 1908 - Page 964)
MRS. SARAH JANE ARTER is one of the estimable ladies of Sandusky township, Richland county.  She has long resided here, so that she is widely known in the community.  She is the widow of George Arter, who died on the old home farm June 21, 1896, in his seventy-fifth year.  He was born in Sandusky county Dec. 20, 1822, and a son of Henry Arter who was born in Maryland in 1799 and died in Wyandot county, Ohio, in 1879.  His father, George Arter, was a slaveholder in Maryland.  The family originated in Germany.  Henry Arter came to Ohio about 1830, previous

 


Source #4: A Centennial Biographical History of Richland Co., Ohio - Publ: Mansfield by A. A., Graham & Co. - 1901 - Page 614

CHRISTOPHER AU; merchant, Ontario; he was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., in 1824, and came to Ohio in 1843. He was married June 27, 1848, to Laura J. Greenfield, who was born Nov. 16, 1829, in the State of New York ; they have the following family : John H., born May 2, 1852; Mary E., March 27, 1854; Martha A., April 8, 1856; Sherman G., July 10, 1858; Abraham Hamlin, Sept. 1, 1860; Laura F., Nov. 15, 1862; Christopher Sheriden, Oct. 25, 1865. Mr. Au resided in Mansfield for one year and a half; then spent six years in the Western States; returned to Mansfield and remained till 1855, then removed to Springfield Township, and engaged in farming till 1869, when he located in Ontario, and engaged in the mercantile business; he also has been Postmaster for eleven years. Mr. Au recruited a company for the 120th O. V. I., of which he was Captain, during the war. John H. Au was married, April 18, 1878, to Miss E. M. Hartupee; they have one daughter, Minnie L., born Feb. 8, 1879. He is now a partner in the mercantile business with his father.
(Springfield Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
HENRY AU, farmer; P. O. Mansfield ; he was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Aug. 16, 1817; he came to this county, in 1839. He was married in 1850 to Eliza Blower, who was born in England Sept. 9, 1832; she came to America in childhood; they had nine children-John F., born May 19, 1851; William H., Jan. 31, 1853; Samuel A., Sept. 9, 1855 ; Thomas J., March 12, 1857; Charles H., March 22, 1858; Theodore L., Feb. 18, 1860; Mary E., March 31, 1862; Robert E., Feb. 16, 1866 ; George W., March 24, 1868. The following are deceased: William H., died April 23, 1864; Thomas J., March 23, 1857. Mr. Au resided in Mansfield 13 years; in 1851 moved to Mifflin Township; remained till 1855, then bought a farm in this township; has resided here since.
(Springfield Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JACOB AU, farmer; P. O. Mansfield; he was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Jan. 8,1819; came to Ohio in 1855. He was married in 1847, to Margaret A. Hoch, who was born Dec. 3, 1826, in Cumberland Co., Penn.; they had the following family: Zachariah Taylor, born March 7, 1848; Melissa Jane, April 3, 1850; Mary Ann, July 28, 1852; Henry George (deceased), Sept. 8, 1854; Marinda Z. (deceased), Dec. 9, 1856; Willard Sherman, May 29, 1859; Marietta C., May 30, 1831; Ulysses Grant, Dec. 14, 1868; Jacob Sheridan, May 26, 1866. Mr. Au is a Republican in politics; he has been living on the farm where he now resides ever since he has been in the State.
(Mifflin Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
Z. TAYLOR AU.  For twenty-seven years Z. Taylor Au has resided upon the farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres in Madison township whieh is now his home.  He was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1848, his parents being Jacob and Margaret Ann (Hoch) Au, who were also natives of the Keystone state.  His father came to this county in 1840, walking the entire distance from Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, to Richland county, Ohio.  After remaining here for only a year he returned to Pennsylvania, where he continued until 1855, when they again came to Richland county, here purchasing one hundred and sixty acres of land in Mifflin township, which he at once began to cultivate and improve, transforming it into productive fields.  He lived a life of activity and energy and although he was in straightened financial circumstances in early life, as the years passed he became the possessor of a handsome competence.  He was married in 1847 and until him and his wife were born nine children:  A. Taylor, whose name introduces this record; Malissa J., deceased; Mary A., the wife of Washington McBride, of Richland county; Henry G., who has also departed this life; Marenda Z. and Willard S., also deceased; Manetta C., the wife of William Case, of Richland county; Ulysses G., who has also passed away; and Jacob S., also of Richland county.  The father died November 26, 1899, while the mother passed away Feb. 4, 1884.
     Z. Taylor Au was reared in the usual manner of farm lads, acquiring his education through the medium of the public schools, while under his father's direction he became familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and cultivating the crops.  He worked for his father until twenty-two years of age, after which he rented a farm in Washington township for eight years and successfully cultivated it during that period.  Afterward, on account of illness, he lived retired for three years and then resuming active agricultural pursuits, in 1882 he purchased the farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres on section 24, Madison township, on which he is still living.  He has brought this under a high state of cultivation and added to it many modern equipments and accessories, making it one of the excellent farm properties of the locality.
     Mr. Au was married first to Miss Eva Logan, a native of Maryland.  For his second wife he chose Miss Ellen Fleck, who was born in Richland county and died in 1890.  His present wife bore the maiden name of Anna Cunning and is a native of Ashland county, Ohio.  Mr. Au belongs to the Grange and his political allegiance to the republican party.
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - from 1808 to 1908 by A. J. Baughman - Chicago: The J. S. Clarke Publishing Co. 1908)
DANIEL AUNGST, former. He was born on the northeast quarter of Sec. 8, and has lived on it since birth, excepting eight years that he resided in Bellville ; he was born March 5, 1824, and is the only survivor of his father's family. He was married, Nov. 7, 1848, to Elizabeth Langham; daughter of Robert Langham and Sarah Kinney; she was born in Bedford Co., Penn., Sept. 1, 1820; they had eight children, all of which died in infancy but one, Marcellus ; she was born Jan. 17, 1858. Mr. Aungst held the office of Township Trustee one term.
(Jefferson Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
GEORGE W. AUNGST, farmer. He resides on a part of Sec. 15, Jefferson Township; he is a son of Samuel Aungst., and was born in Richland Co. July 17, 1830. He was married, Dec. 29, 1859, to Samantha Swank, a daughter of John Swank, and was born in Jefferson Township May 12, 1840; they have two children- Anna Eliza, born Dec. 11, 1860, and Lewis D., born March 26, 1866 ; Mr. Aungst commenced to keep house near where be now lives; he built a barn on his farm in 1867, and a neat dwelling-house in 1872-73; he was Township Assessor in 1868-89, and Land Assessor in 1880. Mr. Aungst is one of Jefferson Township's valuable citizens.
(Jefferson Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
JOHN E. AUNGST, farmer; P. O. Mansfield; he was born in Jefferson Township Sept. 3, 1854; he came to Mansfield in 1863, where he has since resided. He was married in this city, in 1876, to Miss Lillie Bell; one daughter, Allie, by this marriage, resides with her parents in this city.
(Mansfield, Ohio)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
SAMUEL S. AUNGST, farmer. He is the son of George Aungst, who was born in Pennsylvania, and in boyhood moved to Virginia; here he married Elizabeth Zimmerman, and Samuel was born April 11, 1805. When 6 months old, his parent moved to Pickaway Co., Ohio; and after the war of 1812, moved to Jefferson Township; there were two sons and seven daughters in the family. Samuel married Catherine Spayde Nov. 9, 1829, and five sons and seven daughters were born to them; a son died in infancy, the remaining are yet living. Mrs. Aungst was born in Pennsylvania March 26, 1811.
(Jefferson Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
CHARLES AUGUSTINE, leather merchant; he was born at Sugar Creek Falls, Ohio, Oct. 27, 183 l , and came to Mansfield in 1850, where he was employed for a time as clerk in the dry-goods house of Arnos Townsend, now Member of Congress from the Cleveland District. May 25, 1858. he was married to Mrs Louisa Kilter, daughter of the late Joseph Ritter to whom have been born six children. In the year 1865, Mr. Augustine joined the Masonic Order, since which time he his been an active Mason and has held a number of subordinate offices. He is a member of the leather firm of Ritter & Sons, in which business he is nowdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd engaged, and is considered one of the representative business men of Mansfield.
(Mansfield, Ohio)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)
SAMUEL AW, farmer; P. O. Mansfield; he was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Nov. 29, 1820; came to Ohio in 1840. Married, in 1842, Elisabeth Brickman. who was born in Germany July 5,1824; they have the following children: Louisa, born Feb. 10, 1845; Carrie. Dec. 13, 1846; Mary, May 25, 1852; Annie, May 15, 1854; Ella, March 12, 1856 Frank, Nov. 26, 1880; Lola, Feb. 16, 1868. Louisa married Richard D. Porter July 7,1864. Mary married Daniel P. Copeland Dec. 18, 1872. Annie married Myran C. Burton June 7, 1878; resides in New York City. Ella married Martin D. Sloan June 27, 1876.
(Madison Township)
(Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio - A. A., Graham & Co., Publishers. 1807 - 1880)

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