JOHN M. LINTON, residing on his valuable farm of 124 acres, a part of which is situated in Cross Creek and a part in Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, was born in this county, February 17, 1843, and has been settled here ever since he completed his service as a soldier in the great Civil War. His parents were Ohtho and Nancy (Newhouse) Linton.
Otho Linton was a son of Jeremiah Linton and both were substantial farmers in Jefferson County. Otho Linton married Nancy Newhouse and they had thirteen children born to them, three of whom died in infancy. Benjamin and George died in manhood. Amanda (deceased) was the wife of George Ebers. Eliza Jane, now deceased, was married, first to William Cowan and afterwards to Isaiah Vermilion. Susan, deceased, was married first to August Collins, John Carpenter being her second husband. Levi, Jeremiah and Otho are all deceased, the two last named dying while serving as soldiers in the Civil War. John M., the ninth member of the family, is the subject of this sketch. Nancy is the wife of John Gilchrist.
John M. Linton remained at home until 1862, when he enlisted in Company E, 52d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served faithfully during two years and ten months, facing danger and death on many a field of battle. He is a member of E. M. Stanton Post, No. 166, G. A. R., at Steuhenville, O. Mr. Linton has heen engaged in general farrming on his present place for about forty-five years. He is one of the best known and highly respected representative citizens of this section. In politics He is a Republican and for nine years he served as a member of the township school board.
In February, 1866, Mr. Linton was married to Miss Maggie Sullivan, the oldest child of the late Cornelius and Mary Ann Sullivan, fonner residents of Steubenville. Mrs. Linton had two brothers, James and Henry, both of whom are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Linton have one son, Frank, who is superintendent of the Mingo public schools. He married Elizabeth Yost and they have three children, Alice, John and Frank. Mr. Linton and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant Church. He has long been identified with Wildwood Lodge, No. 590, Odd Fellows, at New Alexandria, O.