George W. Stewart


GEORGE W. STEWART, was born near Philadelphia, January 19, 1825 and was the son of James Stewart of Scotch descent who came to Ohio when his son was five years of age. His mother was Olive Martin, of Quaker parentage, whose grandmother was a relative of Bayard Taylor. Mr. Stewart worked upon the farm until he was twenty-one years of age, when he went to Wellsville and was engaged in the wholesale grocery trade for three years. In 1848 he went into the dry goods business at the mouth of Yellow Creek, Ohio, where he remained for several years. In the spring of 1866 he removed to New Cumberland and continued in the fry goods business with much success. He passed away August 9, 1882. He was one of the most enterprising and valued citizens of the county, and his many worthy characteristics will long be remembered. To Mr. and Mrs. Mary Amanda Nessly) Stewart were born seven children: Edgar, who died in 1852; Edmund D., Charles S., George W., Arthur H., William L., and Mary A.

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