James F. Sarratt


MAJOR JAMES F. SARRATT, a prominent jeweler and worthy citizen of Steubenville, was born at Washington, Washington county, Penn., February 8, 1828. He located in Steubenville in 1858. In early life he had learned the tinner's trade, and his attention was given to it during his earlier manhood. After locating in Steubenville, he became a watchmaker and jeweler, which business, with the exception of the years of the war, has since occupied his attention. In April, 1861, he entered the service of the Union army as a first lieutenant in Company I, Twentieth Ohio volunteer infantry, with which he served about four months. September 5, 1861, he raised a company for the Second Ohio volunteer infantry, with which he commanded until March, 1863, when he was commissioned major. He served in this latter capacity until October 10, 1864, when his regiment was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Sarratt was married in December 1867, to Elizabeth Turnbull, the daughter of the late James Turnbull, of Steubenville. They have three children: James T., Belle and Carrie, all of whom are living. Mr. Sarratt is an Odd Fellow and a member of the G. A. R. In politics he is a republican.

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