JOSIAH B. SALMON, a leading citizen of Steubenville, was born in that city January 31, 1825. He is the son of Cutler and Anna (Burk) Salmon, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of Toronto, Canaada. His father was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Salmon, who located in Brooke county, W. Va., opposite Steubenville, in 1797, where the grandparents both died and where Cutler Salmon spent the rest of his life, his death occurring in 1863. His wife survived him until 1868. The subject of this sketch has spent his entire life, thus far, in Steubenville. He learned the butcher's trade in early manhood, and followed it from 1840 until 1860. Since 1860 he has been engaged in buying horses for the government. He has been successful in business, and has accumulated considerable property. His residence on North Third street is one of the handsomest in Steubenville. He was married February 22, 1851, to Margaret, daughter of Esquire Joseph Collins. She died just eleven months after her marriage. In 1855 he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Abram Collins. He and his present wife have had eight children, five of whom are living: Robert S., William K., James McK., Samuel, Anna, Clay, Emma and Elizabeth. Those deceased are Robert S., William K. and James McK. In politics Mr. Salmon is a republican. He has served two terms as a member of the board of county commissioners.
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