THOMAS B. BLUCK, a prominent farmer of Jefferson county, was born in Shropshire, England, June 2, 1826, the son of William and Martha M. (Price) Bluck, natives of that county. The father was a farmer by occupation, which he followed until his death in 1867. By his marriage which occurred about the year 1825, he had four children, two of whom are living. His wife Martha died in about 1836, and he was subsequently married to Hannah Jones, by whom he had twelve children, five of whom survive. In 1853 he came to the United States and settled in Coshocton county, Ohio, which was his home until his decease. The subject of this mention received his education in England, and after coming to Ohio with his father, began work on his own account in Coshocton county, where he remained about seventeen years. Thence he removed to Jefferson county in 1868 and settled in Island Creek township where he still resides, engaged in farming and ranked among the leading men in that occupation. For two terms he has held the office of school director. In 1849 he was married to Hannah Matthews, who bore him eleven children, five of whom are now living: Sarah, Thomas, Percy W., Beatrice P. and Biena. He and wife were members of the Church of England before coming to this country.
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