Ford Demelvin George




FORD DEMELVIN GEORGE
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FORD DEMELVIN GEORGE, who was one of the representative citizen's and substantial farmers of Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, where he owned 220 acres of fertile land, was born in this township December 24, 1841, and died at Massilon, O., in 1904.

The parents of Mr. George were Nathan C. and Mellicent (George) George, cousins. They reared the following children: Elmyra, Ford Demelvin, Rosanna, Anna Myria, Louisa, Clara, Stephen and William.

Ford Demelvin George obtained his education in the common schools in Cross Creek Township. In early manhood he enlisted for service in the Civil War, serving through a first enlistment in the 104th O. Vol. Cav., and re-enlisted in Co. H., 157th O. Vol. Inf., and served three years as a veteran. After he returned from the army he settled down to farming and made that his life work. He was a man of substantial character and was valued as a citizen. In his political views he was a Republican and he was elected to the office of township treasurer and performed the duties of the same with honesty and efficiency.

On March 8, 1865, Mr. George was married to Miss Eleanor Adams, who is a daughter of Lemuel and Nancy (McBane) Adams, and a granddaughter of Baldwin and Eleanor (Brock) Adams and of John McBane.. The father of Mrs. George died on his farm in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Her mother later married Edwin Mosher and they went to Iowa, where both died. To Mr. & Mrs. George, the following children were born: Lurena, who married S.M. Floyd and has three children - John, Eleanor and William; James H., who married Jessie Welday, is a teacher in the schools of Winterville, and has four children - Estella, Mary, Harold and Myron; Ross, who is deceased; Emma who is the wife of Charles Deselms; Carrie who married William Flinn and has three children - Lewis, Elizabeth and Alan; and Nannie and Earl, the latter of whom operates the farm for his mother, who is the owner of the property. Mrs. George is a member of the Presbyterian Church. The family is one that stands very high socially in Cross Creek Township.

Addendum: Contributed by: Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn

FORD DEMELVIN GEORGE, who was one of the representative citizen's and substantial farmers of Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, where he owned 220 acres of fertile land, was born in this township December 24, 1841, and died at Massilon, O., in 1904.

The parents of Mr. George were Nathan C. (his middle name was Crouch) George (he was b. July 4, 1820 in Tuscarawas, Ohio) and Mellicent (George) George (she was b. 1821 in Maryland as were her parents, they were married on Aug 27, 1839 in Tuscarawas, Ohio), cousins. They reared the following children: Elmyra, Ford Demelvin, Rosanna, Anna Myria, Louisa, Clara, Stephen and William. (His grandparents were, John George and Rosannah Crouch)

Ford Demelvin George obtained his education in the common schools in Cross Creek Township. In early manhood he enlisted for service in the Civil War, serving through a first enlistment in the 104th O. Vol. Cav., and re-enlisted in Co. H., 157th O. Vol. Inf., and served three years as a veteran. (He enlisting on August 14 1863 and May 2, 1864 in the C 5 Indpt. Battalion Ohio Cav. as rank Private, discharge Private with the Union and H 157 Ohio Infantry as rank Private, discharge Private with the Union). After he returned from the army he settled down to farming and made that his life work. He was a man of substantial character and was valued as a citizen. In his political views he was a Republican and he was elected to the office of township treasurer and performed the duties of the same with honesty and efficiency.

On March 8, 1865, Mr. George was married to Miss Eleanor Adams, who is a daughter of Lemuel C. (b. Abt 1820 in Tuscarawas, Ohio) and Nancy (McBane) Adams (b. Abp 1824 in Tuscarawas, Ohio), and a granddaughter of Baldwin and Eleanor (Brock) Adams and of John McBane.. (his wife was Susanna Hursey and they lived in Tuscarawas, Ohio). The father of Mrs. George died on his farm in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Her mother later married Edwin Mosher and they went to Iowa, where both died. To Mr. & Mrs. George, the following children were born: Lurena, who married S.M. Floyd and has three children - John, Eleanor and William; James H., who married Jessie Welday, is a teacher in the schools of Winterville, and has four children - Estella, Mary, Harold and Myron; Ross, who is deceased; Emma who is the wife of Charles Deselms; Carrie P. (b. Apt 1879) who married William (D.) Flinn (b. Apt 1879 in Pittsburgh, PA) and has three children - Lewis, Elizabeth and Alan (They had seven children, Lewis, Elizabeth, Alan, Robert, Eleanor, Jenette and Leslie {he was a son who died at a young age}); and Nannie and Earl, the latter of whom operates the farm for his mother, who is the owner of the property. Mrs. George is a member of the Presbyterian Church. The family is one that stands very high socially in Cross Creek Township.


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