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]
Aaron M. Church located at Coshocton in the fall of 1811. He has been mentioned among the early settlers of Coshocton. His education, both legal and general, had been carefully attended to and his talents fitted him for a high rank in the legal profession. He opened his officer here under the most favorable circumstances, but dissipation and neglect of business reduced him to a needed condition, and in the spring of 1816 he died of cold plague.
[Source: "History of Coshocton County, Ohio:...",; Hill, N.N.; pub. 1881, A.A. Graham & Co — BT - Sub by FoFG]
1. Hill, N. N. (Norman Newell); Graham, A. A. (Albert Adams), 1848-; History of Coshocton County, Ohio: its past and present, 1740-1881. Containing a comprehensive history of Ohio; a complete history of Coshocton County ... a history of its soldiers in the late war ... biographies and histories of pioneer families, etc; 1881, A.A. Graham & Co
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