Jacob Adrian, an enterprising farmer and highly respected citizen of Salem Township, is the owner of a fine farm of 162 acres located in the nothwest corner of Section 19, this township. He was born May 18, 1830, in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, a son of Joseph and Sarina (Richard) Adrian.
Joseph Adrian was born in Maryland, where he was reared, after his marriage settling in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, where he lived until the time of his death at the age of sixty years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and both he and his wife were buried in Wayne Township in the Pine Run Baptist Church Cemetery. His marriage with Sarina Richard, who was a daughter of John Richard, resulted in the birth of the following children: Jacob, Etta, Ann, George, Lucinda, William, David (deceased), Robert, Louisa and Basil (deceased).
Jacob Adrian was reared and received his educational training in Wayne Township, and learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed in that locality for some years. After his marriage he condtinued his residence in Wayne Township for some time, and then located on a small farm in Salem Township, subsequently coming to his present farm of 162 acres, where he has followed carpentry in connection with farming. He erected a house and barn, the latter destroyed by fire during the summer of 1909, and has just completed another fine barn. He is politically a Republican. Mr. Adrian was united in marriage with Eva Betz, a daughter of Solomon and Rhoda Betz, and of their union were born: A. Basil, who married Flora Copeland; Rosa Lena, deceased; E. Stanton, Hilda, Margaret, Charles, Mary Jane and two who died unnamed.