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James Oiler
Is a son of Samuel and Polly (Caldwell) Oiler, who came to this county from Virginia in 1811, when it was a wilderness. James was born in this county, December 13, 1828. He was married to Eva Shiveley in Huntington township, September 18, 1853; she is a daughter of John and Hannah (Woollem) Shiveley, both deceased. Mrs. Oiler has been previously married, and the mother of five children, namely: Debora, born July 5, 1838, lives in Iowa; Hannah, September 19, 1840, lives in Vinton county; Henry, May 7, 1843, resides in Perry county; Jeremiah, February 1, 1845, resides in Kansas; Eliza Jane, June 16, 1848, resides in Gallia county. The name of her husband was Jacob Bard. Mr. Oiler enlisted March 7, 1864, in Company A, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until July 11, 1865. He was wounded in the jaw by a minnie ball at the battle of Atlanta, and after staying in the hospital only thirteen days he returned to his regiment, and served the remainder of his term. Mrs. Oiler is a native of Columbiana county, born September 3, 1814. Mr. Oiler is engaged in farming in Huntington township. His postoffice address is Chestnut Grove, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.  - Tr. by A. Parks]

 





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