Kate Foresha


KATE FORESHA, who owns a fine farm of 131 acres which is situated in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, is a very capable woman and successfully conducts a large dairy business in addition to the other farm industries. She is the widow of Andrew Jackson Foresha, who died in 1888, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1853.

Mrs. Foresha was born in Pennsylvania and is a daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Ramsey) Wiggins, and a granddaughter of Samuel Wiggins and of George Ramsey, the latter of whom served six months in the Revolutionary War. The parents of Mrs. Foresha were farming people. They had three children: George, Susan and Kate. In 1877 Kate Wiggins was married to Andrew Jackson Foresha. He was a Democrat and was always well satisfied with a name that recalled one of the greatest presidents of the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Foresha had three children: John, Alva, and Rollo, who married Jennie Clark and has one daughter, Margaret. When Mrs. Foresha and sons came to Jefferson County they bought the present farm from Burns Oliver. A special feature is made of dairying and fourteen head of cattle are kept and a wholesale milk business is done at Steubenville. Mrs. Foresha is a member of the United Presbyterian church but her late husband had been brought up in the Methodist faith.

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