Hannah (Proud) Earnhart
Death of a Pioneer
Mrs. Hannah Earnhart died at the home of her son, Alonzo, near Dodds on
Sunday morning and was buried Tuesday afternoon. She was born April 7th
1806. She was the daughter of Peter and Abigail Proud who came from New
Jersey to Warren county in 1805 and settled on this same farm. Mrs. Proud
whose maiden name was Turner, was a sister of Mrs. James Wills, who with
her husband came from New Jersey in 1798 and settled the farm now owned
by Marshall Earnhart. Another sister was the wife of Richard Kirby. They
lived on the farm of which the Kirby
graveyard then formed a part. In those early times the only roads
were mere footpaths made by cutting the bushes and blazing the trees through
the dense and almost unbroken forest.
She was married September 20th 1826 to Jacob Earnhart, who was born in
Lucerne county, Pennsylvania, in 1802 and came with his parents to Warren
county in 1812, and located on the farm now owned by James Earnhart. At
the death of his father in 1821 he fell heir to one-third of the farm.
After marriage they occupied this place until the spring of 1844 when
they purchased and moved to the home where they spent the rest of their
lives. He died August 1888. They traveled life's pathway together sixty-two
years. Five sons and five daughters were born to them, and four sons and
two daughters are still living.
Deceased was a member of the U. B. church at Utica. Much credit is due
and many blessing are in store for those who so patiently and carefully
ministered to her wants in her declining years.
Source: The Western Star (Lebanon,
Ohio), Thursday, June 4, 1896.
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren
County Genealogical Society,
Arne H Trelvik
27 September 2011