John Carhart stood for more than half a century before the people of Coshocton county as a steadfast worker and zealous Christian man.
He was born near Dresden; learned the tanner's trade in Zanesville; came to near Roscoe (one mile north) about 1821, and set up a tannery. He was also in mercantile line for a time —was one of the partners in "Union Mill;" latterly, gave whole attention to leather business.
Early in life, identified himself with Baptist church, and was steadfast in the faith. Was an enthusiastic Sunday-school man; and, as none of his own views were in the place, co-operated zealously with the Methodist Episcopal and Presbyterian schools.
He died December 6, 1873, being a little more than seventy-three years old.
["Historical Collection of Coshocton County, Ohio 1764-1876" William E Hunt; Cincinnati, Robert Clark & CO: printers, 1876 — Submitted by FOFG]