GEORGE McCAUSLAND, one of the leading citizens of Island Creek township, Jefferson county, was born in Washington county, Penn., December 14, 1823, the son of Alexander and Margaret (Lister) McCausland. His grandfather McCausland was born in Ireland, whence he emigrated to Washington county, Penn., when about fifteen years old. The wife of the latter, whose maiden name was Kidd, was born in Pennsylvania, of Irish parentage. His grandfather Lister was a native of Maryland and his wife, whose maiden name was Kauffman, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio. The subject of this sketch, after receiving a good education in the public schools, engaged in teaching during the winters about four years, farming in the summer, and since ceasing to teach he has given his attention entirely to farming. He is progressive in his vocation, a good business man, and popular in the community. In 1864 he was enrolled in the state militia, but never called into active service. For thirty years he has been one of the trustees of Richmond college, and he has served as justice of the peace eighteen years and as school officer a considerable period. Mr. McCausland was married November 11, 1847, to Mary Jane Cavitt, born February 16, 1829, in Allegheny county, Penn., daughter of James and Jennie (Crooks) Cavitt, both natives of that county. In 1835 they moved into Washington county, Penn., in which her father died. Her mother came to Jefferson county, Ohio, about 1862. By this marriage Mr. McCausland has three children: Teresa Jane, Mrs. Frances M. Andrews and George B. Mr. McCausland and family are members of the United Presbyterian church of Richmond.
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