The History of Appanoose County...,
Biographies submitted by Dick Barton.
Ireland, Ann Mrs., far., S. 11; P. O. Cincinnati; born in Mercer Co., Penn., in 1811; her father, John Whittmer, died when she was but 4 years of age. leaving her mother with a family of six small children; she remained a widow for nine years, then married Jacob Bear, a resident of Mercer Co., who lived but four weeks after their marriage; five years, after she married John Brown, then a resident of Ohio, where he took his wife and daughter Ann; the rest of the family were settled in Pennsylvania. On their journey to Washington Co., Ohio, Mrs. Brown stopped at Marietta, and Ann and Mr. Brown went on foot thirty miles further in one day. Mr. Brown died in 1858; her mother then came to this county, where she died in January, 1876. At the age of 22, Ann married Mr. Elijah S. Ireland, who was born in Morgan Co., Ohio, in 1813; was a farmer; a year after, they came to Jackson Co., Ohio, where they remained sixteen years; then came to this county, where he died Jan. 12, 1867, at the age of 54 years 4 months and 12 days, much esteemed by all who knew him; he left eight children - Deadama, Julia A., John B., William A., Margaret J., Mahala, Benjamin L., Charles W. Had held the offices of Township Trustee, school offices, etc. Mr. Ireland was a member of the M. E. Church, but, five years after their marriage, joined the United Brethren Church; Mrs. Ireland is now a member of the Congregational Church. She has 360 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre.