Mrs. John Jeffery died October 29, 1808.
Francis Jeffery, sixth son and eighth child of John and Elizabeth Irons Jeffery was born in what is now Ocean County, New Jersey, July 12, 1779. He married Eleanor Irons, daughter of Garrett and Esther Irons, who was born January 19, 1785. In the autumn of 1816 he emigrated west and located in Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio. The following is the record of the family:
Samuel Jeffery, third child of Francis and Eleanor Irons Jeffery, is one of Warren County’s most substantial and highly esteemed citizens. He was born in what is now Ocean Co., N. J., March 27, 1808, and came to Ohio with his family when he was eight years old. The early pioneer subscription school furnished his only opportunities for learning, with the exception of such leisure hours as occasionally fell to the lot of an active, industrious farmer’s boy. This time was regarded as valuable, and young Jeffery, possessed of an earnest desire for knowledge, improved it in study and reading. When nineteen years of age he found himself very fairly qualified to take charge of the common school. This proved a congenial employment, and engaged his attention, either for the whole or part of the time, for some twelve years.
On July 15, 1830, he married Miss Jane Hathaway, who was born in Warren County, October 10, 1809. The children of this marriage were:
Mrs. Samuel Jeffery died August 9, 1849, leaving an infant son twelve days old. In religious belief and profession she was a Presbyterian. For some twelve years previous to her death she suffered from poor health. She was consistent, conscientious Christian woman and died rejoicing in the redeeming grace. She was beloved by a large circle of acquaintances.
In October 1850, Mr. Jeffery married a second wife in the person of Miss
Mary Jane Kersey, a native of Lebanon, Ohio, born October 10, 1818. One
son resulted from this Union:
Mr. Jeffery is nearly sixty-seven years of age, but has never been seriously ill, and has never had occasion for a prescription from a physician, a very remarkable circumstance. With the exception of a long and prominent connection with the educational interest of his Township, he has never held any public office, thought often solicited to do so. His Life has been one of quiet retirement upon his farm. He has been very busy industrious and frugal and during a residence in the county for over half a century, by his inflexible integrity, accommodating sprit, and genial manners, he has earned that confidence and esteem which he now enjoys. For a man who has spent his life upon the soil he has been a great reader. He possesses an excellent Judgment, a cultivated taste, and a very warm and sympathetic nature, and feels very sensibly his afflictions in the loss of his companions and sons, and he cannot allude to these bereavements without betraying strong emotion.
Captain Francis Jeffery, fourth son and
seventh child of Francis and Eleanor Jeffery, already noticed was born
in Warren Co., Ohio, November 9, 1817. The first twenty-one years of his
life were spent upon a farm, with such meager facilities for learning
as the primitive schools of the county could afford. When he became of
age he paid more attention to study, and having qualified himself for
a teacher, engaged for some eight years in teaching. He has thrice married,
first to Polly D. daughter of Abraham and Margaret Hathaway, on January
3, 1841. This companion died February 22, 1843, having been the mother
of one daughter Linda, who died February 7, 1843. Mrs. Jeffery was an
estimable woman, and died as she lived, in the hope of the Christian.
Mrs. Jeffery died March 28, 1867. She ably filled her place in the family
circle, and was an active Christian.
Original Article by Vivian Combs Moon
Vivian Combs Moon
1 October 2003
Generation No. 1
1. EUGENE ALBERT1 JEFFERY was born December 14, 1873 in WARREN CO., OH.,
and died November 13, 1961 in WARREN CO., OH.. He married LOLA BESSIE
SMITH July 21, 1909 in WARREN CO., OHIO, daughter of AARON SMITH and MARTHA
SMITH. She was born April 23, 1891 in WARREN CO., OH., and died September
15, 1945 in WARREN CO., OH..
Original Article by Dallas Bogan
23 September 2006
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