FAIR, Daniel

Fair, Daniel, Clark township; farmer; postoffice, Clark's; born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1831; son of Charles and Catharine (Keefer) Fair, and grandson of Christopher and Elizabeth (Hofman) Fair. He moved to Holmes county, Ohio with his parents in 1836, when he was but five years of age; and at the age of eighteen he bagan to learn the blacksmith trade with Shrock & Miller, in New Carlisle, Holmes county, remaining about nine months. From there he went to South Bend, Indiana, where he finished his trade with Pres. Whitten, remaining about eighteen months. He then went to Mishawauka and engaged with Graham & Japen, and remained about six months. From there he came to Farmerstown, Holmes county, and began business for himself, where he remained nine years; then sold his shop and began the merchantile business, and continued at that six years, when he sold his store and purchased his present farm of 237 acres, in Clark township, and has engaged in farming since, and is successful and energetic farmer. He was married April 4, 1854, to Lucinda Snider, daughter of Abram and Mary (Fox) Snider, and granddaughter of Abram Snider and Jacob and Mary Fox. She was born October 14, 1829, in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas county. They have six children: Phineas F., born January 21, 1855; William H. born August 5, 1857; Charles B born February 11, 1860; Lorenzo D., born March 24, 1863; Lyman S., born December 24, 1866; Bellmina, born January 15, 1870. Mr Fair is a member Millersburg Lodge No.126, F.A.M., of which he was made a member 1864.

[Source: "History of Coshocton County, Ohio:...",[1]; Hill, N.N.; pub. 1881, A.A. Graham & Co — BT - Sub by FoFG]

FELTON, Franklin

***This piece is written in the History of Coshocton County book as part of a list of the "those dear comrades of ours that fell defending the florious old flag and our country's honor." ..."those heroes from this county that belonged to Company M, Ninth O.V.C., whose bodies lie buried in the South:" ***
"One other boy, whose false friends at home were the true cause of his death. He went home on leave of absence from Camp Dennison, O., and through the influence of enemies of our noble cause, did not return on the expiration of leave of absence. He was, after several attempts, arrested by the proper authorities, and taken from one camp to another until he finally reached the company at Vining Station, Georgia, sick, downhearted and discouraged, and was taken to the hospital, where he died September 23, 1864. He told me that he was sorry that he did not report to the company at the proper time, and denounced those who caused him to remain away. That soldier's name was Franklin Felton." -- written by John M Carhartt

[Source: "History of Coshocton County, Ohio:...",[1]; Hill, N.N.; pub. 1881, A.A. Graham & Co — BT - Sub by FoFG]

FOSTER, Lewis J.

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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
NOTE: All matter contained in these sketches has been obtained directly from families or individuals cognizant of the facts contained in them. Being thus obtained, those furnishing the information are alone responsible for the facts and dates written. The publishers do not hold themselves responsible for any statements found in them.
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