OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

 

Trumbull County, Ohio


History
Trumbull County

(Source:  History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties, with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches - Vol. II - Cleveland - H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882)

CHAPTER XXI.
SOUTHINGTON TOWNSHIP

BIOGRAPHIES.
Note: There are short biographies within text of the history of Southington Township.

OLIVER K. BEEMEN

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 533

DANIEL BROBST

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 535

  THE CHALKER FAMILY (portrait)

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 529

  NEWTON CHALKER

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 530

CHARLES HARSHMAN was born in Jackson, Mahoning county, in April, 1833.  He is the youngest son of David and Rosanna (Stuart) Harshman.  His father was born in Pennsylvania in 1799.  When he came to Ohio, he first settled in Austintown, removed thence to Jackson, and in 1838 to Southington.  The house in which he lived, was built and kept as a stage house for many years.  He reared a family of six children, four of whom survive.  Mrs. Rosanna Harshman died Feb. 1, 1872.  David Harshman is still living, vigorous in health and strength.  He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since 1850.  Charles attended the common schools, Hiram college, and the Western Reserve seminary of Farmington.  He has followed farming.  Sept. 5, 1855, he married Eda a., daughter of Deacon and Lydia White, early settlers of this township.  Mrs. Harshman was born in Southington, Jan. 16, 1835.  The children born of this union are as follows:  Ida R., now Mrs. Eli Overly, residing upon the home place; Leora L., wife of James E. Heathman, Southington; Will H., Clara, Naomi, and Mary E.  In the spring of 1856 Mr. Harshman settled on his present home farm.  In 1862 he enlisted in company B, One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served as second lieutenant.  On a physician's certificate of disability he resigned May 2, 1862.  In 1871 Mr. Harshman was elected county commissioner, and was re-elected in 1874.  He is a member of the Masons.  In company with W. B. McConnell he started the first cheese factory in the township.  This establishment was destroyed by fire in 1879.  At one time 16,000 pounds of milk per day were used in this factory.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 533
JOSEPH C. HART

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 534

CALVIN HAUGHTON, son of Samuel and Amanda (Osborn) Haughton, was born in Southington township, Dec. 14, 1830.  His father, a native of New York State, was a soldier in the War of 1812.  Calvin  was educated at the common schools and at Hiram college, where he was a school-mate of Garfield.  Jan. 12, 1856, he married Martha, daughter of Edward Jones, formerly a well known citizen of Southington.  Mr. and Mrs. Haughton have two daughters - Emma wife of Jefferson Moore, Parkman, Geauga county, and Minnie May, at home.  After his marriage Mr. Haughton located upon his present farm, an unincorporated place.  He now owns two hundred acres, and has a fine farm and a good house.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Haughton are members of the Disciple church.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 533
W. J. HELSLEY

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 535

SMITH & SYBIL HURD were among the early settlers of Southington.  They reared a family of ten children, of whom five daughters and two sons survive.  Their son. Milo Hurd, an old and respected citizen of Southington, was born in this township Dec. 22, 1808.  Aug. 10, 1842, he married Selina Lenord, a native of Pennsylvania.  Of their six children but two survive, the oldest and the youngest - Artemesia, wife of John Robertson, Southington, and Hiram, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, located at Pittsburg.  Mrs. Hurd, the mother, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  In 1848 Mr. Hurd settled in the wilds of this township in a log-house, and made a good farm by hard work.  His father was a soldier in the War of 1812, after Hull's surrender.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 532
WILLIAM B. IVES

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 535

DAVID P. JONES

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 535

HARVEY JOY was born in Vermont in 1807, March 15th.  He is a son of Ephraim and Eunice (Freeman) Joy, who were the parents of five sons and four daughters.  Five of this family are living.  The family settled in the southeast of Southington township in 1817.  The father had been a captain during the War of 1812.  Besides farming he worked as a carpenter. He was a member of the Disciple church.  Captain Joy died about 1855.  Harvey Joy passed his boyhood clearing land in the forest and attending school in the pioneer log school-house.  Oct. 28, 129, he married Lovisa Bronson, daughter of Elisha Bronson, an early settler.  Mr. and Mrs. Joy have five children - Rhoda L., wife of Robert Rice, was born Aug. 25, 1830, did Oct. 1, 1861; Orlin B., born June 23, 1833, now residing in Southington; Edwin O., born Nov. 2, 1838, is a resident of Lennox, Ashtabula County; Almeda H., born June 13, 1842, is the wife of William Trask, Southington; Lucy F., wife of Henry Viets, of Southington, born Oct. 3, 1847.  Mrs. Harvey Joy was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church over forty years.  She died Jan. 20, 1881.  Mr. Joy settled on his parents farm, then unimproved in 1830.  He originally bought two hundred acres, but has given to his sons all but seventy-five.  He has held several township offices, and has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church over forty years.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 533
DR. EZEKIEL MOORE is the only physician in Southington township, where he has been constantly engaged in the practice of his profession since 1849.  He was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1827.  His parents, John and Minerva Moore, were natives of Pennsylvania.  He served an apprenticeship to a tailor, taught school, and read medicine with Dr. William Moore, now of New Lisbon.  In the session of 1852 he graduated from the Cleveland Medical college.  In 1854 he was married to Sarah C., daughter of Samuel C. and Mahala Bronson.  They have one child - Frank, born July 6, 1855.  Dr. Moore is a member of the Disciple church; also of the Masonic order.  His practice is extensive.  The doctor was formerly president and is now vice-president of the Trumbull County Medical society.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 532
  HOMER NORTON

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 527

S. H. NORTON, youngest child of Joseph H. and Elizabeth Norton, was born in Southington township Oct. 2, 1833.  His whole life has been spent on the farm.  He was married Aug. 14, 1852, to Miss Betsy Morris, who was born in Portage County, Feb. 7, 1834.  Their family consists of three children, two of whom are living - Sarah E., born June 6, 1856, died Sept. 9, 1875; Samuel C. born Nov. 8, 1860, and Charles O., born June 13, 1865.  Mr. Norton resided on the home farm until 1861, when he enlisted in Company H, Forty-first Ohio volunteer infantry, and served with the regiment at Shiloh and Corinth.  In 1861, on account of a wound in the hand he was discharged.  He has since lived on the homestead farm, except for a period of three years, during which he lived in Portage county.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 532
GILBERT OSBORNE. John Osborne and his family were among the very early settlers of Southington.  Gilbert Osborne, his son, was born in Colebrook Connecticut, Jan. 19, 1794, and came to Southington with his parents in 1808.  He was a soldier of the war of 1812.  He married Lois Haughton, and reared a family of three daughters and one son.  Porter G. and Mrs. Schrontz, now a resident of Illinois, are the only survivors.  About 1820, Gilbert Osborn settled in Southington upon the farm which is son now owns.  He lived to see a mighty change wrought by the early settlers and their descendants and died Dec. 8, 1869.  His wife died in 1871.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page
EDWARD THORP

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 535

DENNIS WHITE

Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 534

HENRY K. WHITE was born in Connecticut.  About 1815 he came to Ohio and settled in Southington.  His father, Captain Henry White, was one of the pioneers of this township.  Henry K. married Lucy Wilson, and reared a family of three sons and eight daughters, all living at present.  He was a school-teacher and a justice of the peace several years.  He died in 1871; his widow is still living.  Their oldest son, H. J. served three years as a musician in a Wisconsin regiment.  He now resides in Hudson, Wisconsin.  George W., a member of Second Ohio volunteer cavalry, served four years.  He was seriously wounded at Little Rock.  He now resides in Dakota.  Lewis P. White was born in Southington Apr. 30, 1837, and is now living on a part of the farm where his grandfather settled Sept. 5, 1861, he enlisted in company D, Sixth Ohio volunteer cavalry.  He participated in engagements at Aldie, Antietam, Gettysburg, and in other severe battles.  At Aldie a horse was shot under him.  At New Warrington, Virginia, while on patrol, he was ambushed, wounded and taken prisoner with twenty-five comrades, and was seven weeks in Libby prison.  After regaining strength at home he returned to the service and took part in the Petersburg campaign.  He served three years, and was discharged in November, 1864.  July 20, 1860, he married Juliette Curtis.  Their family consists of five children - Mahlon D., Mary E., Ulysses G., Lillian L., and Dora B.  Mr. White is a member of the Disciples church.  Mrs. White's younger brother, Addison, now a resident of Southington, was a member of company H, Seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, and was wounded in the service.  Riley, now of Southington center, was in the same regiment and company and served a year and a half.
Source #2: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Page 532

NOTES ON SETTLEMENT - See Biographies above

 

CLICK HERE to RETURN to
TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO

CLICK HERE to RETURN to
OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS

This Webpage has been created by Sharon Wick exclusively for Ohio Genealogy Express  2008
Submitters retain all copyrights