a slave in Middlesex county, Virginia, in April 1796, is the son of
Maniel and Dafny Abbott. His wife, Harriet Jones, also a slave, is a
native of Clarke county, Kentucky, born June 10, 1813; her parents were
Robert Canon and Jane Jones. She has had four children: Baisil, born
September 3, 1854, deceased; Evaline, December 15, 1857, deceased;
Samuel J., September 3, 1860, resides in Blue Creek township. Mr.
Abbottís first marriage was with Charity Abbott; her children
were: Lewis, born March 5, 1829; Henry, May 8, 1831; Caroline, August,
1833; Anthony, deceased; Charles, January 8, 1842; Mary, 1844,
deceased; Martha, June, 1848; Margaret, May 13, 1850, deceased. Mr.
Abbott purchased his own freedom for $1,050; also his first wife for
$500; his second wife for $650; his children, the eldest, nineteen
years of age, for $700; the second, also nineteen years of age at time
of purchasing for $850; and his son Anthony for $700. He was hired out
by his master to an iron company for seven years; he performed extra
labor during the time to the amount of $920, and secured credit for the
balance. After paying for his children he bought a farm in Powell
county, Kentucky; became a successful farmer and stock raiser, and
finally owned a distillery. He had two trades; molder and stone mason.
His son Charles enlisted at Covington, Kentucky, August 7, 1864, in the
117th United States Colored Infantry, Company C, commanded by Captain
E. H. Morris; was in the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia;
was discharged August 10, 1867; was on garrison duty in Texas two
years, two months and ten days. He is now a farmer. Address, Pleasant
Point, Paulding county, Ohio.
ADAMS, Edgar W.
-born in Union County, December 20, 1858, is the son of Charles M. and
Selina J. (Ewing) Adams; his father died in Ohio, his mother in Iowa.
Edgar W. and Alice M. Burton were united in the bonds of matrimony in
Paulding County, October 5, 1879. She was born in Pickaway County,
December 7, 1854, and has one child: Selina G., born October 11, 1880.
Mr. Adams has held the offices of Clerk, Assessor and Trustee of
Washington Township. His father was in the late war; first enlisted in
the 10th Ohio Light Artillery; re-enlisted in the 17th Ohio, and was
discharged at the close of the war. His uncle, Aratus Ewing, also a
soldier, was killed in Arkansas. Mr. Adams is engaged in teaching.
Address, Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio.
AGLER, Gashim -a native of Pennsylvania, son
of Conrad Agler, settled in this county December 15, 1879, which is
also the date of his marriage to Rebecca Hanover, born in Delaware
county, Ohio, December 13, 1846, and daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann
(Tucker) Hanover; her father is deceased; her mother lives in this
county. Gashim was in the war of 1861, enlisted in 1863, in the 36th
Ohio, and was discharged in 1865. The following are some of the
engagements in which he took part: Winchester, Fisherís Hill,
and Cedar Creek. Mrs. Aglerís mother has been twice married;
her second husband was John Burkhart. Mr. Agler is a farmer, and his
address is Dupont, Putnam county, Ohio.
served his country faithfully, as his military record will attest. He
enlisted January 1, 1862, and was discharged January 1, 1864; he
re-enlisted January 1, 1864, being promoted to First Lieutenant of
Company I, 46th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on the 19th of
August, 1864. He was in the following engagements under General Grant:
Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Vicksburg, and the following under General
Sherman: Jackson, Mississippi; Mission Ridge, to the relief of
Knoxville, through to the Sea; Resaca, Dallas, Hope Church, Noon Day or
Peach Tree Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, July 22 in front of Atlanta, July
28 at the same place, August 3 at Atlanta, Georgia; Cedar Bluffs;
Savannah, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; Bentonville, North
Carolina; from there went to Raleigh; from there to Washington by way
of Fredericksburg; then to Louisville; mustered out and received his
discharge at Camp Chase, from whence he returned home, having served
three years and eight months, losing but six days, which he considers
good for a Democrat. He had five bullet holes in his clothes at the
battle of Kenesaw Mountain, not losing a drop of blood; his cartridge
box was shot away twice at the same engagement, but not a mark was made
on his person; the only time he lost was from a congestive chill. He
was married to Sarah Ann Fisher in Allen county, October 31, 1858; her
birth occurred in Perry county, Ohio, September 15, 1840; his in Allen
county, May 12, 1838. Their family embrace: Norton J., born August 12,
1859; William N., November 21, 1861; Emma M., July 1, 1864; Eugene A.,
July 30, 1866; Charles H., November 26, 1868, died January 4, 1869;
Loren E., February 9, 1870; John J., March 8, 1873, died August 29,
1879; Eva J., June 22, 1876; Newton A., January 16, 1879. Mr.
Akermanís father, William, died in Allen county; his mother,
Keziah B. (Carroll) Akerman is still living. His wifeís
parents were Christian and Eva (Stumbaugh) Fisher, the former deceased;
the latter living with her children in Allen county. Mr.
Akermanís father was Commissioner for twelve years in Allen
county, while John has been Trustee of Latty township for six years;
was Justice of the Peace for one term; in Hardin county he served four
years as Trustee. He settled in Paulding county, November 15, 1872. He
had two brothers, Samuel B. and William H., who were soldiers of the
late war. Mr. Akerman and his wife are members of the Christian Church.
He is a farmer, and should be addressed at Harring P. O., Allen county,
Emily Elizabeth (DeGoot) Christy were married in Fayette county in
1871. She was born in Clinton county, January 6, 1842, and he in
Fayette county, February 1, 1841. She is a daughter of James and Emily
(Moorman) DeGroot. His parents are Aaron and Emily J. (Garner) Allen.
Adam M. was a participant in the late civil war; enlisted in the Fall
of 1861 in Company K, 44th Ohio, and served nearly four years;
re-enlisted in the 8th Ohio Cavalry, and went under Sheridan in the
memorable march of Sherman to the sea, participating in all the
skirmishes incident to the march. Mrs. Allenís first husband,
Robert M. Christy, was a member of Company K, 90th Ohio; was Orderly
Sergeant of the Company; was discharged after ten monthsí
service on account of disability, and died January 9, 1864. His
children are: Lawrence James, born April 20, 1860; and May born October
13, 1863, both at home. Mr. Allen is a farmer, and may be addressed at
Defiance, Defiance county, Ohio.
ANDERSON, Cyrus B. -
a native of Blackleyville, Wayne County, Ohio, was born April 29, 1837.
His father, William B. Anderson, was born April 3, 1812; his mother,
Jane (King) Anderson, was born December 22, 1813, died April 22, 1865.
Cyrus B. was married in Wayne county, November 17, 1858, to Margaret
Barkley, whose birth was in Ashland county, September 3, 1839. Their
children are: Harvey A., born July 4, 1859; Francis Eugene, December
21, 1860; William A., November 8, 1865; Martin E., January 3, 1869;
Henry Harrison, May 7, 1874; James Curtis, November 4, 1879. Mr.
Anderson is of Irish descent on his fatherís side. He
commenced teaching school in Wayne county, and has followed that
business for twenty years in the counties of Wayne, Ashland, Williams,
Paulding and Defiance; his is now a farmer; is a member of the
Christian Church, and also three of his sons. He was in the war of
1861; enlisted in Company I, 16th Ohio, October 7, 1861, and discharged
with the regiment at Columbus, October 31, 1864; re-enlisted in the
39th Ohio at Mansfield, April 4, 1865; was wrecked on steamship
ďAshlandĒ off Oregon Inlet, North Caroline, April
22, 1865; was rescued by fishermen and taken to Roanoke Island. His
brother, F. M. Anderson, was in the same company and regiment for three
years; both passed through the war without receiving a wound; never was
in the hospital, and never missed a march or battle. He is now a farmer
and teacher. Address, Defiance, Defiance county, Ohio.
September 28, 1819, is a son of Samuel and Nancy Anderson. He settled
in this county in 1853; was married April 24, 1845 to Rebecca
Stillwell, who was born August 11, 1827, and died May, 9, 1871. Their
children are: Mary J., born December 8, 1846, deceased; William Cass,
August 10, 1848, deceased; Samuel R., January 1, 1850, deceased;
Pleasant Arrilla, April 18, 1851, resides in Kansas; John T., September
28, 1853; James Harvey, January 27, 1856; Isadora J., November 27,
1857; Joseph M., December 4, 1860; Lydia O., March 24, 1863; Martha E.,
February 15, 1865; Emma R., November 21, 1867. Mr. Anderson was one of
the first Trustees in Jackson Twp., and was Justice of the Peace for
twenty years, and also served as Assesor. He was in the Army, a member
of Company F, 38th Ohio, under Captain John Adams; was discharged in
May, 1862. His son James Harvey Anderson and Emma R. Bowholtz were
married in this county, October 5, 1880. Her birth occurred October 21,
1868. Mr. Anderson's business is farming, and his address Charloe,
Paulding County, Ohio.
APPLEGATE, Oliver S., Jr.
the son of Oliver S., Sr. and Sarah D. (Graves) Applegate, settlers in
Paulding County in 1831. He was born in Carryall Township, December 14,
1844. His marriage took place at Antwerp, February 6, 1867, with Emily
Cole, a native of Dekalb County, Indiana, born July 22, 1849, daughter
of Joseph and Elizabeth (Johnson) Cole, settlers in Paulding County in
1844. Their family consists of Ella, born January 8, 1869, died on the
10th of the same month; Leona, January 10,1870, resides at home;
Freddie, May 10, 1873, died October 10, 1875; Frank, January 17, 1875;
Ora May, February 25, 1877; Willie, April 3, 1878, died April 17, 1878;
Eluda Belle, March 5, 1880. Mr. Applegate, Jr., has been Marshall seven
years in Antwerp, and Constable in Carryall Township five. Business
Merchant in Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio
ARMSTRONG, Robert G.
sawmiller and lumber dealer, settled in Paulding County, June 20, 1877.
His birth occurred in Belmont County, Ohio, September 8, 1840. The
object of his choice, Mary Schriver, was born January 26, 1853, and
they were married in Franklin County, Ohio, January 28, 1871, and their
family consists of: Elsie Ann, Febuary 6, 1874; Henry Stanly, August
20, 1876; Maude Y., September 6, 1878; Robert Henry and Ann (Calweel)
Armstrong, the latter whom died in Franklin County, were the parents of
Robert G. Mrs. Armstrong's parents reside in Franklin County. They are
Henry and Elsie (Cosgray) Schriver. Mr. Armstrong served in the late
war; enlisted in August, 1862; discharged at Camp Chase, July 3, 1865;
he also had four brothers in the army; all returned and are still
lving. Address, Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio.
Charles S. and
Hannah E. Bruce were married November 6, 1869. She was born in
Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, October 11, 1851. His birth took
place in Allen County, Indiana, March 13, 1845. They have two children:
John C. F., born August 16, 1870; Mary Henrietta, February 1, 1872. His
parents were Zacheriah and Mary Elizabeth (Eveland) Ashton; the former
born October 10, 1799, died February 1, 1863; the latter was born in
1818, died May 24, 1850. They settled in this county in 1847. Phineas
and Elizabeth (Kinney) Bruce, are Mrs. Ashton's parents. Mr. Ashton was
a soldier in the war of 1861. He enlisted in Company I, 100th Regiment
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving 3 years. His engagements embraced
siege of Knoxvlle, Rocky Face, Resaca, Eutoy Creek, Atlanta, Columbia,
Franklin, Nashville, Fort Anderson, and wilmington. His brother,
William W, died in Helema, Arkansas, August 1863, of sunstroke. Charles
S. is a millwright and carpenter, i a resident of Crane Township, and
should be addressed at Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio.
ATKINSON, John A. -
is the son of Wirts and Mary (Shepperd) Atkinson, and was born in
Muskingum county, February 23, 1828. His wife, Sarah A. Bevis, was born
in the same county, December 24, 1831, and they were married in
Delaware county, March 27, 1851, and have had fourteen children: Sarah
E., born May 9, 1852; William C., July 11, 1854, deceased; Mary R.,
February 9, 1856; Margaret E., June 17, 1858; Emma F., March 16, 1860;
Anna E., May 11, 1862, deceased; Mattie V., May 14, 1863; John H. W.,
January 21, 1866; Lucretia, his twin, is deceased; Hattie B., November
12, 1868; Frank E., September 22, 1870, deceased; Edith E., and Edward
E., August 2_, 1873. All reside in Paulding county. Mrs. Atkinson is a
daughter of William and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Bevis. Mr. Atkinson has
been a local preacher for twenty years; is now a farmer. David A.
Atkinson, brother of John A., enlisted in the 85th Ohio, in August
1862; was in the battle of Arkansas Post; was wounded in a battle near
Little Rock, and died from the effects of the wound. Mr.
Atkinsonís postoffice address is Pleasant Point, Paulding
AYERS, John W. - one of the pioneers of
Paulding county, is the son of John Ayers, who emigrated from
Pennsylvania in the early settlement of Ohio, locating in the eastern
part of the State, near Bethlehem, Stark County, where, in 1818, the
subject of this sketch was born. In 1832 he removed west to Harding
county, and in 1837 to Putnam county; finally, in October, 1840, John
W. located in Paulding county, and settled down to work at his trade as
a carpenter and joiner. Times becoming dull, he concluded to study law,
and entered the office of D. U. Harrington, studying for two years,
after which he went to Lucas county, where the Supreme Court was in
session, where he was admitted to practice law. Being an expert with
his rifle, he was considered one of the best hunters in the State. In
May 1846, he was married to Sarah S. Hankins, who was born in New
Egypt, New Jersey, in November 1828. Shortly after his marriage he was
elected to the office of Prosecuting Attorney of Paulding county, which
office he has filled at different times for over twenty years. In 1864
and 1865 he represented the Northwestern District of Ohio, then
composed of Williams, Defiance and Paulding counties, in the House of
Representatives. He has now retired from the practice of law, and is
engaged in mercantile pursuits. He resides on his farm, which is a
large one, and adjoins the village of Charloe. His wife died in July
1880. Their family were: Mary, Emma, Ney; Murat, born December 4, 1852;
Florence, January 26, 1859; Calvin, August 14, 1860; Allie, October 26,
1863. Mr. Ayers has been Justice of the Peace for twenty-four years.
His postoffice address is Charloe, Paulding county, Ohio.