Amos W. Borden


AMOS W. BORDEN, a respected citizen of Steubenville, was born in Shenandoah county, Va., December 25, 1838. He is the son of Samuel and Susannah (Hottle) Borden, both of whom were natives of Shenandoah county. His father was the son of Frederick Borden, one of three brothers who immigrated from England. His mother was the daughter of David and Susannah (Brubaker) Hottle, both natives of Virginia. His parents had four children, three sons and a daughter, of whom he was the youngest, and of whom he and his sister are the only survivors. He was only about four years old when his father died, and when he was six years old, he accompanied his widowed mother to Steubenville, which place has been his home ever since, with the exception of one year, from October 1858 to October 1859, when he was a resident of Kickapoo City, Leavenworth county, Kan. His occupation throughout life has been that of a cigar manufacturer, he having learned that trade in his youth. He has also given considerable attention to the grocery business, and is now conducting a store of that kind on North Third street, Steubenville. Mr. Borden was married November 15, 1861, to Nancy J. Mahan, who died December 10, 1883, leaving three children: William M., born October 16, 1862; Amos O., born April 3, 1864 and George W., born September 29, 1869. On March 18, 1886, he was married to Mrs. Emma Taylor, daughter of Christopher Oyer, formerly of Pittsburgh, Penn. Mr. and Mrs. Borden are members of the Christian church. He is a member of the K. of P. lodge, and in politics he is a republican.

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