David Call


DAVID CALL, a highly respected citizen of Cross Creek township, was born in Jefferson county, July 12, 1828. His father, David Call, was a native of Beaver county, Penn., and came to Jefferson county, Ohio, in 1802, becoming one of the pioneers of the region. He did military service as a private in the war of 1812, and subsequently served several years as a captain of militia. He made his home near Hammondsville, and on December 16, 1817, was married to Catharine Buysher, a relative of the famous Adam Poe. To this union were born twelve children, eight of whom are living. The father died in 1883, at the age of ninety-three years, and the mother died January 7, 1881, at the age of eighty-six years. Both were well known, and from their long residence in the county and many estimable qualities, were highly regarded by all. The subject of this mention, now one of the prominent farmers of the county, was married July 8, 1850, to Ellen Long, of Jefferson county, and they have had twelve children, as follows: George W., Winfield S., John S., Carrie, Millard F., Emma, Annetta, Ella, Rex D., Daniel W., Hattie B., Katie F. Mrs. Call is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Call has always taken the part of a good citizen, and during the dark days of rebellion, served 100 days, from May 15, 1864, in Company E, of the One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio. For over ten years he has served as school director of his district with efficiency. In politics he is a republican.

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