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Abel Satterthwaite


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 10 October 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Wayne Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


ABEL SATTERTHWAITE, farmer; P. O. Waynesville; was born on the place where he now lives, Oct. 24, 1824; is a son of John and Elizabeth (Linton) Satterthwaite, natives of Bucks Co., Perm. The paternal grandparent were William and Mary Satterthwaite, natives of Pennsylvania, and who lived and died in their native State. They had eight sons and two daughters, all now deceased. William was a very successful and prosperous farmer, and provided each of his children with a farm near Philadelphia. The maternal grandfather was Samuel Linton, who was probably a native of Pennsylvania, but became a resident of Warren County in June, 1802, and died in Clinton County. John Satterthwaite emigrated to Ohio about the same time, or soon after, the Linton family came; here he married and became the father of seven children; two now survive—Mary, now Widow Bailey, and Abel. These were true pioneer families, opening out right in the woods and experiencing all the roughness of those early days. When the Linton family settled in Clinton County, there were no roads—nothing but blazed paths through the unbroken forests. John Satterthwaite was one of the active prominent men of his day; he engaged in mercantile trade in Waynesville for several years; thence engaged in the milling business at what is now Mt. Holly, and started that town; he also established and run a line of stages from Cincinnati to Columbus for many years, and was the contractor and builder of the Old Friends' Meetinghouse, and erected a great many houses in Waynesville—in fact, was the leading active spirit in the business and progress of this community; he died in June, 1837, aged 51 years; his wife died Dec. 25, 1871, aged 85 years. The

subject of this sketch was raised to manhood on the place where he now lives; was married, in April, 1864, to Lydia, daughter of Abraham and Ruth Cook, whose history is given in the sketch of Levi Cook; issue, four children, three sons and one daughter—Israel, born March 3, 1867; Henry, born Aug. 29, 1869; Sarah, born Aug. 2, 1871; died Sept 23, 1880, aged 9 years, and Willie, born Jan. 29, 1874 Mr. Satterthwaite has given his main attention to raising and dealing in stock, and has always resided upon the old homestead place. This farm has now been in the possession of the Satterthwaite family for three-quarters of a century, and a part of the brick house now standing on the place was erected in 1812. Mr. Satterthwaite is a man of firm principles and integrity of character; a strong advocate of temperance and moral reform, and is one or the substantial and most worthy citizens of this community.

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