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Butler County, Ohio
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John W. Finkbone

John W. Finkbone was born in Berks County , Pennsylvania, May 22,1832, and came to this county in 1842. He is the son of John Finkbone and Susannah Smith., who was born in Wirtemberg , Germany , and was seventy-seven years of age at his death, John W. Finkbone was married, November 24, 1853, to Elizabeth Long, daughter of John B. Long and Delilah Ann McNealy. George McNealy, the grandfather, was in the War of 1812, and was drowned in Lake Erie. Mr. and Mrs. Finkbone have had ten children. John W. was born March 19, 1850; Mary E., February 2, 1858; Tobias L., February 26, I860; Ezra A., July 6, 1862; Sarah Jane, January 3, 1865; George W., February 22, 1867; Jacob E., September 15, 1869; Susannah, January 6, 1873; Mattie E., June 25, 1877; Amanda E., July 22, 1878. Mary E. and Jacob E, are dead. Mr. Finkbone served as school director some nine years consecutively. Ransom Freeman, his brother-in-law, was in the Eleventh Illinois Regiment, and was at the battle of Fort Donelson , where he received eighteen bullet-holes in his cap and clothes without drawing blood. He was never in a hospital. Mrs. Finkbone's brother, William B. Long, served three years and eight months in the Ninety-third Ohio, acting as teamster over two years.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882]

O. F. Fleming
O. F. Fleming was born in Lemon Township , May 11,1837. He is the son of John Fleming and Catherine Hoagland. He learned the trade of shoemaker when he was eighteen, and has followed it all the time since, with the exception of about six years, when he was employed at farming. He was constable in Lemon Township , being elected in the Spring of 1864, for one term. He is now school director, and has been for six years. During the war he was in the hundred-days' service. He was married August 17, 1859, to Susan McCray, daughter of Jesse McCray and Elizabeth Gebhart, and they have one child, John H., born July 22,1860.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882]

Samuel Fouts
Samuel Fouts, farmer and dealer in farm implements, was born in Montgomery County , July 24,1840. He is the son of John Fouts and Mary Judy, and settled in this county in the year 1862. He was married, October 10, 1861, to Mary Jane Williamson, who was born in this county December 1, 1843, and was the daughter of William Williamson and Ann E. Francis. They have one child, Calvin C. Fouts, born January 18, 1863. Mr. Fonts was in the hundred-days' service at Baltimore, Maryland.
[Source: "A History & Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio" - Evansville, Ind. 1882]


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