Jasper Everett

Jasper Everett one of the prominent farmers of Allen
County, has been a life-long resident of the farm in section 34, Monroe
township, where he first saw the light of day November 16, 1850. He has
40 acres of land which he devotes to general farming; by giving it the
proper attention, he manages to raise almost as much produce as do many
farmers with twice the acreage. His parents were Jacob D. and
Elizabeth (Bush) Everett.
Jacob D. Everett was born
February 27, 1807, in Erie County, New York, and belonged to one of the
old New York families who were originally from England. His parents
came to Allen County to spend life's sunset days. He was married
December 30, 1828, to Elizabeth Bush, who was born in New York, February
12, 1806 and together they removed to Trumbull County, Ohio, and later,
in 1835, to Allen County, where he bought land of Samuel Miller. As
there was no road within three-quarters of a mile of the property, he
had to "blaze' the trees in order to make his way to and from his home.
He became the owner of 280 acres of land, the greater part of which he
cleared during his life. The log house which he built for his home is
still standing as a reminder of the hardy and enduring character of the
brave old pioneer. His estate was left in the form of three farms of 80
acres each, and one of 40 acres. He was a member of the Disciples'
Church and a man who took a keen interest in the spiritual, moral and
intellectual improvement of the new country. He was serving as
treasurer of the township at the time of his death, May 30, 1852. His
family consisted of nine children, namely: Hannah (Edgecomb) of Beaver
Dam; Jonathan L., deceased; Mary, wife of Isaac Tharp of West Cairo;
Abraham, deceased; Elias deceased who lived in Indiana; Frances L.
deceased, who was the wife of Samuel Cramer, of Paulding County; Thomas,
deceased; Esther deceased, who was the wife of William Beamer; and
Jasper.
Jasper Everett, the immediate subject of this sketch, was
married in 1872 to Margaret Reeder a native of Jackson Township and a
daughter of Henry and Sarah (Hawk) Reeder, the former of Northurmberland
County, Pennsylvania, and the later of Brown County Ohio. They were
pioneers of Allen County, where they died. Mrs. Everett is the mother
of six children, viz.: Elzie of Monroe township; Emmett, an attorney of
Lima; Vacy, wife of Charles Lamb; Alzada wife of Frank B. Stockler;
Grover, who is in school and Yates. Mr. Everett is a Democrat and
served for six years as township trustee, being elected to that office
in 1891. He has been an Odd Fellow since 1881 when he became a charter
member of Cairo Lodge. Mr. Everett had three brothers i the Civil War:
Jonathan L. took part during the last year of the war, Abraham enlisted
for 100 days, while Thomas reenlisted after serving three years and was
with Sherman on the memorable " March to the Sea."