JOHN L. LLOYD, of Wellsburg, a business man of high repute, was born at Steubenville, February 12, 1827. He is the son of William and Susannah (DeHuff) Lloyd, the former of whom was a native of Maryland, and the latter of Ohio. The father died July 16, 1859, at the age of sixty-two years, and the mother April 22, 1881, aged eighty-one years. The father was a chairmaker by trade and he and his wife were devout members of the Methodist Episcopal church, he being the recording steward and trustee of his church for many years. They were highly respected and famed for honesty and their generous impulses. Of the six children of these parents, three died in early life, and the survivors are James H., John D., and Thomas M. James was married to Ellen Merriman, and has five children: Sue E., Ella M., Mattie H., James H. and Sally Barclay (deceased). Ellen M. is the wife of Charles Heil, of Wellsburg. James H. is a printer by trade. The subject of this sketch has been engaged in the chair business since starting out in business for himself, and since 1860 has been conducting a furniture and undertaking establishment which has been quite successful. His brother, THomas M., has been a merchant nearly all his life, and now deals in books, papers, pictures, wall paper, etc. He was postmaster of Wellsburg several years during Lincoln's administration but resigned before his term expired and was succeeded by Mr. Hagan. The brothers have been successful in business, and are numbered among the responsible and progressive citizens of the place. They are members of the Masonic order and in politics are republican.
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