ALLEN MANSON was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, in May, 1827, his parents being David and Mary Manson, nee Mecance, the former a native of Washington County, Ohio, and the latter of Pennsylvania. Allen grew to manhood on a farm in Coshocton County, Ohio, obtaining very limited school advantages, having attended the district schools but a few months. In 1858 he came westward and settled in Clarke County, Iowa, where he resided until the year 1863, then removing to Caldwell County, Missouri. There he was engaged in farming for some eleven years, when he came to Atchison County, Missouri, in 1874. Here he remained but a little over one year, when he removed to Barton County and stayed one summer. In November, 1875, he returned to Atchison County and has since been a resident of this locality. Mr. Manson has been on his farm in Dale Township for five years and now owns 240 acres of land, all fenced, with an orchard of 300 apple trees and a few cherry, pear and plum, besides small fruit. He is quite extensively engaged in feeding cattle for the market. On the 27th of November, 1851, Mr. M. was married in Ohio to Miss Jane Gracy, and by this union there were two children, one of whom survives, William A., born September 20, 1852. Mrs. Manson died in Clarke County, Iowa, March 14, 1860. Mr. M. was again married November 27, 1862, to Miss Sarah A. Spurlock, a native of Indiana, and a daughter of John Spurlock. He resides on section 9.

[The History of Holt and Atchison Counties, Missouri; St. Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882. — Transcribed by K. Mohler]


James Matthews, who was born in Columbiana county and read law with Hon. H.H. Leavitt, of Steubenville, came to Coshocton in 1829. He was twice a member of the State legislature from this county and served two terms in congress. In 1855 he removed to Knoxville, Iowa. He was a good lawyer, and possessed considerable force of character. In stature he was quite tall, thin-visaged and eagle-nosed, and popular witht he masses. Deeply interested in politics he never failed to be elected to a position for which he was a candidate.

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

MAXWELL, Mrs. Olive Wolfe

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McGUIRE, Francis, SR

post office, Canal Lewisville
He was born in Lafayette township, this county, in 1811, and was married in 1833, to Fanny G Thompson, who was born in Ohio, in 1811. They have three children —Mary, Francis, Jr., and Samuel T. Mr. McGuire was not favored with an opportunity to receive a liberal education, but is a progressive farmer in every department. He has given close attention to raising and improving stock of all kinds; his experience, close attention and application in this branch have been crowned with success. He is the half owner of the noted Clydesdale horse. His pedigree reads as follows: "Emperor was foaled in 1877, sired by imported Clydesdale stallion, Napoleon. Emperor's dam sired by imported Clydesdale stallion Netherly; 2d dam, sired by imported Clydesdale stallion Conqueror; 3d dam, sired by imported Clydesdale stallion Sir William Wallace; 4th dam, sired by imported Clydesdale stallion, Robin Hood; 5th dam, sired by imported Clydesdale stallion Old Clyde." He has devoted a great deal of attention to raising and improving his stock of sheep and cattle. He has on his farm as good stock as the State can produce. Mr. McGuire owns a large farm under a good state of cultivation and with good buildings, and is one of the leading, active and prominent farmers of this county.
His father, Francis McGuire (deceased), was a native of Virginia. He emigrated to Ohio in 1804, and settled in this township and remained here until his death, in 1853. He purchased eleven hundred acres of land which his children still own.

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

McNABB, Isaac

Bedford township; carpenter; postoffice, Warsaw: born in 1829, in this country. His father was born in 1796 in Brooks county, Virginia, and was married in 1820, to Miss Mary Hoge, of Belmont county, who was born in 1800, in Hampshire county, Virginia. They came to this county in 1821, and both died in 1868. The were the parents of seven children, Isaac being the third. He was married in 1853, to Miss Delilah Devinia, of this county, who was born in 1833, in Carroll county. They have one child, Rezon.

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

McNABB, James, Sr

Coshocton; carpenter and superintendent of the bleaching department of the paper mills; born February 7 1822, in Mahoning county: son of Patrick McNabb, a native of Ireland. He was raised on the farm until about twenty years of age, when he began his trade with William Logan, with whom he remained two years. In 1845 he went to Wellsburgh, West Virginia, and was engaged in a paper-mill until 1872, when he came to this city and engaged in his present position. He enlisted May 5, 1861, in Company G, First Virginia V.I., (three months' men), and re-enlisted September 11, 1861, in Company B, First Virginia V.I., for three years, and served his term of enlistment. He was slightly wounded at Winchester, March 23, 1862; was captured September 11, 1863, at Mooresfield, West Virginia, and held in Libby prison and Belle Island until March 16, 1864, when he was paroled. He was married March 31, 1844, to Miss Jane Kimberland, daughter of John Kimberland, of Brooks county, West Virginia. They have had eight children, three of whom, John, Campbell and Harding, have deceased, and Robert, Catharine, William, Laura Belle and James S are living. Mrs McNabb departed this life in the full faith of glorious immortality, June -, 1880

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


The list of the leading citizens of Coshocton county contains the name of John C. Miskimen, one of the wealthy landowners of Linton township, where he possesses four hundred acres. He was born in Coshocton county, September 27, 1857, a son of John and Rachel (Burt) Miskimen. The family was established in this section of the state when the paternal grandfather came here and entered a largo tract of land from the government in 1806. The father of our subject, John Miskimen, was born in this county, July 21, 1815, while the mother was born in Orange county, New York, and came to this county with her parents when a young lady of sixteen years. The father followed farming as a life work and at the time of his death owned fourteen hundred acres. He made a special study of agriculture and was very successful in his undertakings. He was a republican in his political belief but was not active as an office seeker. He followed farming in Oxford township from the time of his marriage until 1869, when he removed to New Comerstown but enjoyed his new home for only a short period, passing away there July 10, 1870, while his wife survived for a few years and died April 5, 1876. Their family numbered twelve children, of whom only five survive: Daniel; Frank; George; John C, of this review; Mary, the wife of George W. Miskimen, who, though of the same name, was no relation.

["Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio"; Bahmer, William J.; pub 1909, CLARK (S.J.) PUBLISHING CO, CHICAGO

MOORE, Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith Moore, vice president of the Fountain Dry Goods Company, belongs to that class of men who seem to regard difficulties and obstacles as an impetus for renewed effort, for he allows nothing to brook his path if it can be overcome by persistence and determination. Moreover he possesses the modern spirit of enterprise as manifest in commercial circles at the present time. Mr. Moore is a native of Roscoe, his birth having occured there July 23, 1879. He was reared in the home of his father, James W. Moore, in Coshocton, and pursuing a public school education left the high school to enter the Ohio Wesleyan College. He was also for a time a student in the Oberlin (Ohio) College, but ceased his efforts in the educational field in his junior year in order to enter business in Coshocton. He has been identified with the mercantile pursuits of the city since 1904. He had, however, worked in the business from his boyhood days, during the periods of vacation and at other times, and his training was a thorough and practical one. In 1904 he was chosen vice president of the Fountain Dry Goods Company and has since remained as the second officer, taking an active part in the executive management and control.
Mr. Moore is a valued member of Coshocton Lodge, No 367, B.P.O.E., and of the Methodist Episcopal church. Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise he has voted with the republican party. He is an alert, energetic young man, who keeps in touch with the city's interest along lines of material, social and moral advancement, and at the same time in his business career he is making that steady progress which results from close application and the best utilization of opportunities.

["Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio"; Bahmer, William J.; pub 1909, CLARK (S.J.) PUBLISHING CO, CHICAGO

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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