Reuben Albaugh


REUBEN ALBAUGH, a well-known citizen of Bowling Green, was born in Jefferson county, February 24, 1810. He is the son of William Albaugh, a native of Maryland, who came to Ohio about 1808, and settled in Jefferson county. The principal occupation of his life was farming. In about 1809 he was married to Elizabeth Deems, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he had nine children, six of whom are living. She died in 1846, but he survived until May 6, 1871, dying then at the home of his son Reuben. The latter, after his school days were over, was employed for two years on the Ohio canal. He then began to learn the manufacture of plows and wagons, at which he was engaged for many years. In 1833, he removed to Bowling Green, where he now lives, and during the first ten years of his residence there he made an average of 100 plows a year, making all the wood work by hand. Subsequently he abandoned the plow trade to some extent, and engaged in the manufacture of wagons, which he continued in up to the last few years, which he has devoted mainly to farming. His life has been an industrious and honorable one, and few men more deserve to enjoy in comfort and ease, their remaining days. Mr. Albaugh was married in 1834 to Sarah Rider, by whom he had fourteen children, nine of whom are living. This wife died September 10, 1858, and in April 1860, he was married to Rebecca, widow of Thomas M. Campbell, of Hancock county, W. Va. To this union have been born four children: Sarah A., John H., Albert R. and one who died in infancy. Mr. Albaugh and wife are members of the Lutheran church.

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