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Philemon Beecher
Nov. 30, 1839 — At Lancaster, Ohio, in his 64th year, General Philemon Beecher
, an able lawyer, a distinguished advocate, and a man greatly respected for his talents, his public usefulness, arid his exemplary Christian virtues. He was one of the early settlers of Ohio, having emigrated to that State at an early age, from Litchfield, Conn. He filled various important offices with integrity and ability, and was M. C. In 1817-21, and in 1823-29. In his political sentiments he was of the old Federal school, and never swerved from what he viewed as correct principles. [Source: American almanac and repository of useful knowledge]

Peter Bugh Sr.
On the 11th ult., at his residence near Somerset,
Peter Bugh Sr., Esq.; one of the commissioners of Perry co. (Oct. 14, 1818 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Archibald Carnahan
On Sunday last. 10th inst. Mr.
Archibald Carnahan, long a resident of Lancaster, drowned in attempting to cross the mill race of Mr. G. Ring adjoining this town. (May 14, 1818, "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Priscilla Charmickael
1818 - In the vicinity of Pilot Mountain, Surry co., Md., on the 30th ult., Mrs.
Priscilla Charmickael, aged 113 yrs. She had nineteen children. Her eldest daughter has attained the great age of 93 yrs. One of her sons was in the French and Indian Wars, and was killed at the defeat of Braddock. (June 4 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Margaret Cissna
Margaret Cissna on Monday last, widow of the late Thomas C. Cissna of this city. (Jan. 11, 1821 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Jonathan Clark
Jonathan Clark, late proprietor, found in his cabin nine miles from here-Zanesville. (Aug. 7, 1817 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson).

Benjamin F. Clayton
Benjamin Clayton was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, June 11, 1832 and died in his home in Yates Center, Kansas, October 16, 1884; at the age of 52 years, 4 months, and 1 day. Mr. Clayton was enrolled as a private in Co. D. 58th Indiana volunteers, December 5, 1861 and honorably discharged at Savannah, GA, December 31, 1864. He came to Kansas sixteen years ago last September. After spending some time in Franklin and Coffey counties he located in Woodson at Neosho Falls, but on the founding of Yates Center, he was among the first to locate here, where he has since been one of the enterprising men of our city. He was widely known as the proprietor of the "Old Reliable" livery stable, and was always found at his post of duty, ready to oblige his many customers until a few months since when failing health obliged him to take rest. During the past summer, he in company with his family, spent some time at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, afterward making a trip to Iowa, and later to Burlington where Mr. Clayton received medical treatment. But, medical aid was unavailing and he returned to his home to die. As a businessman, Mr. Clayton was enterprising and in social life pleasant and agreeable. His sufferings were protracted and severe, but he was conscious except at brief intervals until the last two hours. Many friends visited him daily during his last weeks and the funeral procession was perhaps the largest ever formed in Yates Center. Religious services and memorial address by Rev. J.C.Hall in the M.E. Church. the burying occurred in the Kalida Cemetery under direction of the I.O.O.F., attended by the Woodson Post of G.A.R. (Unknown newspaper, c. Oct 1884; Sub. by by Jeanne Bedwell)

C. H. Cole
1919 - Lancaster, Sep 21- C. H. Cole, 63, is dead here.
(Sept 22, 1919 -" Plain Dealer" - transcribed by Linda Dietz)

Jacob Cook
"Death of a Pioneer"
The venerable Jacob Cook of Berne Township, died at his late home Frid ay at 11 o'clock am after a painful illness of several months, aged 75 yea rs, 6 months. Deceased was born in Germany, and came to this country in 1840, when but a small boy. The farm on which he lived the greater part of his life, he purchased from the government, and walked to Chillicothe to make the entry. He was an honest, upright citizen and had the respect of every one who knew him. Mr. Cook was a Democrat of the Jacksonian school, always took an active part in politics, and was deeply interested in the welfare of the country of his adoption. He leaves a wife and eight children, one daughter and seven sons. the children are all married , except for Phillip. Jessie N. lives in Willoughly, O., Sampson, William a nd Phillip live in Chicago. The funeral will take place from the family residence, two miles east of the Reform Farm on Sunday at 10 o'clock am sun time.
[Lancaster Eagle Daily 10/12/1895 - Sub. by Melodie Lape McCrady]

Johnson Cook
Departure of an old Patriot.
JOHNSON COOK, a Soldier of the Revolution, who was born in Connecticut, in 1760 and entered the American army soon after the breaking out of the Revolution, died in Lancaster on Sunday morning last, in the 88th year of his age.
He remained in the army six years and 4 months; engaged in most of the hard-fought battles-Saratoga, Brandywine, Germantown, &c.-was a member of the “Forlorn Hope” at the storming of Stony Point,-was at the surrender of Cornwallis, at Yorktown, and bore with him to the grave the scars of ten wounds received in the service.
In 1796 he emigrated to Ohio, and first settled at Marietta, where he engaged in the business of a house-carpenter, and was highly useful to the new colony.
His remains were followed to the grave on Monday by a large concourse of citizens and military, and buried with the honors of war.
[The Ohio Eagle, Sept  21 1848 - Sub. by ggcook]

Joseph H. Cook
Fairfield - Joseph H. Cook, 89, Succumbs Following a Short Illness Joseph H. Cook, aged 89, died Thursday, 2:50 p.m. at his home on Brumfie ld Road, following a one day's illness.Survivors include one daughter Miss Bell Cook of the home; two sons Irvin A. Cook of Lancaster and Charles C. Cook of Mansfield; also five grandc hildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o 'clock with Rev. C. G. Beaver officiating. Burial in Forest Rose cemetery by J. V. Halteman, funeral director in charge. [The Lancaster Daily Eagle, Friday November 23, 1934; Front Page - Sub. by Melodie Lape McCrady]

Jane Cox
1818 - Mrs.
Jane Cox, of near Lancaster, Friday, 29th ult., the widow of the late James Cox, deceased in the 53d yr. of her age. (June 4- "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Orville Damman

Orville Damman, 74, of 18 Parkview Road, Rushville, passed away at 8:59 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born on Thursday, December 17, 1931 in Dover Twp., Fulton Co., OH. He was the son of the late Alvin C. and Lela C. Meister Damman. He married Patsy Browning June 18, 1961 at the First Christian Church in Rushville. She survives along with a daughter, Kimberly Lane & husband Troy of Marion, IL, a granddaughter, Jillian Kronvall; a sister, Thelma Onweller of Bryan, OH. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Damman and a sister, Velma Onweller.
He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Orville was a member and deacon of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville. He was a flight dispatcher for United Airlines 15 years, worked for Schuyler Grain Co. 15 years, and was presently employed at M & M Vending. He was an avid bowler, being active in various Rushville Bowling Leagues.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2006 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating. Interment will be in the Hershman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with military services being conducted at 8:00 p.m. by Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Memorials may be given to Culbertson Gardens or the Rushville First Christian Church. [Worthington Funeral Home Obituary -
Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Elizabeth Eaton
On Friday the 8th inst., Miss Elizabeth Eaton, aged about 25 years, daughter of Mr. Joseph Eaton, of Amanda township, Fairfield county, Ohio, was killed by a large piece of timber falling on her at a raising on her father's farm.
[Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)  April 27, 1825]

Luzilia [Ashbaugh] Frisk
this is not a news paper obit-but it is of fact and correct and can still be seen at Bethal Cemetery-in Junction City Fairfield-info is transcribed from tombstone-why its important, is it has the correct spelling of first name, this cemetery stone reads
Luzilia [Ashbaugh] Frisk named after her grandmother Luzilia who was married to Bennet Huston of Rushcreek Ohio on 1860 Ohio Federal census - Luzilila was born 1861- died March 6 1944, she was married to Professor Frisk of Michigan and resided in Kansas and Michigan, she was cremated but her ashes never buried urn remains at Bethal Cemetery in Junction City, the old Bethal Church was still standing in 1992 but was in real bad shape. [Sub by Kenneth Grove]

Isaac Grovert
On Monday last, in Clearcreek twp., Mr.
Isaac Grovert in the 59th yr.; (Oct. 3, 1821 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Mary Henthorn
1818 - Near Thornville, on the 27th ult., Mrs.
Mary Henthorn, in the 6th year of her age. (Sept. 23 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Daniel J. Hoy
Father Daniel Hoy died January 24, 1871, near Lithopolis, Ohio at the advanced age of 91 years, 6 months and 18 days. In 1779 he was born in Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania and in 1806 emigrated to Fairfield County, Ohio, where he was among the first settlers and the last survivor of them. His wife preceded him in death some seven years.
He leaves four of nine children; also 52 grandchildren and 108 great grandchildren. He was a brother in law of Reverend John Dreisbach, and father in law of Bishop Long, and grandfather of Reverend S. Hoy of the Ohio Conference. He was affiliated withour church over 55 years and was also one of the first in the state of Ohio. His home was opened to our first preachers, when homes were yet rare and friends but few. Most all of our preachers since that time have enjoyed an exceptional lodging place at their home. His last years were spent in the family of his son Isaac on the old homestead where he was cared for in great tenderness and love.  He was a strong Christian, diligent, peaceable, contented; a loyal citizen, and a peace loving nieghbor, a generous giver to the cause of Christ, a devoted husband and father. In short, he was a pious man, homored by all who knew him. This was made evident  by the large and respectful funeral procession, in spite of the almost impassable roads and the severe cold. His religious influence is revealed in the fact that all his grown up children belonged to our church, and those yet living are still members. Also varous grandchildren belong.
The writer held the funeral in the Lutheran church near his home and his remains were laid to rest at that place. Sometime I expect to see him in Heaven.      Reverend Wm. Whittington  [unknown source, January 1871; submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Mrs. John W. Kesinger
Mrs. John W. Kesinger, of this city, died at 1 o'clock this morning.. of apoplexy, aged about 76 years. Herry H. Kesinger, manager for the Oakdale Coal company and A. J. Kesinger, of the dry goods firm of Bickle & Kesinger, of Athens are sons. [Columbus Dispatch Aug 13, 1895 - Transcribed by L. Dietz]

Jonathan Lynch
On Thursday last, 21st inst., after a short illness, Gen.
Jonathan Lynch, long a resident of Lancaster, 46 yrs. of age. He leaves a widow and a large family. (May 23, 1818, "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

George Mauker
In Hocking township, Mr.
George Mauker, in his 97th y. (May 14, 1818 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Abraham Miller
On Thursday last, 19th inst.,
Abraham Miller, of Rushcreek twp.; On Tuesday last, Miss Lydia M'Ginnis, aged 18 yrs., of Rushcreek twp. (Apr. 26, 1821 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Mona Monroe
Lancaster, O., A cow kicked and trampled to death Mrs. Mona Monroe, 50, today as she tried to milk the animal at her farm, seven miles west of here.
(Apr 10, 1946 "The Marion Star" - transcribed by Linda Dietz)

David Moore
David Moore, son of Samuel and Maga (Maggie or Margery) Moore was born in Tyrone N. Ireland, May 10, 1844, and departed this life April 14,1930, aged 85 years 11 months and 4 days. He was united in Marriage to Elizabeth Miller, January 11, 1872. to this union were born 5 children, Geo. Moore of Kansas City, Kan, Maggy Fosnaugh, Lancaster, Ella Moore, Columbus: Chas. Moore, Amanda and John Moore Deceased. He also leaves three grandchildren 2 great-grand children and many friends to mourn their loss. He is the youngest and last of a family of 7 children who migrated from Ireland to United States with their parents in 1877. Burial Maple Hill Cemetery, Stoutsville, Fairfield, Ohio, USA [Sub. By Kyle M. Condon]

Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
died at the residence of his son-in-law, Henry Miller, in Clearcreek Township, Fairfield County. on 12th inst., aged 91 years and 9 month's. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in April 1802. He was united in marriage in 1821 to Miss Margery Glass, who was also born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in June 1796, and died November 12, 1893, just two months preceding her husband's death, aged 97 years and 6 months. They emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia, PA, in the year 1853. Three years later they moved to Hocking County, Ohio, where they moved to Colerain township, Ross county, O (Ohio). Here they continued to reside on their farm near Hallsville, until two years ago, when they were taken to Stoutsville where they might brave the care of their only daughter, Mrs. Henry Miller. To this couple were born eight children, six of whom are living, Viz: Edward, James, and William in Kansas; Matthew in Ross, County, O.; David and Mrs. Henry Miller near Stoutsville, Fairfield County. [1894 Jan. 12th - Sub. by: Kyle M. Condon] Burial Maple Hill Cemetery, Stoutsvill, OH

Samuel and Mrs. P. Neeley
Lancaster, Ohio Oct 17
Samuel Neeley, aged 28, of Rush Creek Township, who from his birth was a helpless cripple and had to be waited on by his mother like a babe, died on the 10th his remains being placed in the Rushville Vault to await interment. Just before his last breath left him he prayed that his mother might die and be buried in the same grave.

When he died his mother, though weary from constant and continued watching at his side and waiting upon him, was as well as usual. To others the prayer of the dying boy was soon forgotten, but the mother, with the pathetic appeal always ringing in her ears, pined away, and Saturday, three days later, the answer to the prayer came, and the mother, Mrs. P. Neeley, suddenly died. A double casket was ordered, and today at 10 o'clock the remains of the boy were taken from the vault and, with the mother, were interred in the Rushville Cemetery, both in one grave. [Forth Worth Morning Register 10/19/1900 - Sub by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Agnes May [Grove] Palmer
512 S State Street, died Wednesday at Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma Mi, she was 70. Services will be Saturday at 1pm at the Church of Nazarene in Saint Louis. James Adams officiating.
Agnes was born April 4, 1910 in Fairfield, Ohio. Mrs. Palmer was the daughter of Arthur Perry Grove and Flossie Young Grove, she lived most part of her life in in Alma, she was a member of Nazarene Church of Saint Louis, survived by her husband Ivan Palmer; 4 sons; Don, John. Rod, Roy four daughters Barbara, Jeannette, Patricia, Glenda. Agnes married in 1935,services be held at Dewey Funeral Home in Alma Mi, she also leaves three brothers Kenneth Perry Grove, Ernest Newton Grove, John Donald Jackson Grove, and three sisters, Mable, Olive, Ruth. [Sub. by Kenneth Robert Grove]

Russel E. Post
Russel E. Post, on 16th inst., a native of the state of Vermont, but for many years a resident of this state. (Jan. 29, 1818 "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson. )

Rachel Rush
On Thursday last. Mrs.
Rachel Rush, Hocking twp.; (Oct. 3, 1821 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Elizabeth Shover
Mrs. Elizabeth Shover, of Liberty township, Fairfield county, died Nov. 20th, at the age of 100 years, three months and twenty days. She was much respected by the community where she lived. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 18, 1873 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Horace Stark
Drowned on the Mississippi R., Major
Horace Stark, U. S. A., and four others in crossing the river in a skiff near St. Louis. (Apr. 10 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson).

Hannah Stewart
In this township on Sunday, 21st ult., Mrs.
Hannah Stewart, in the 69th yr. of her age, after an illness of 10 days. She left a consort and five children. (Oct. 2, 1821 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Anna Maria Stocker
At Somerset, on Thursday last, after a short illness, Mrs.
Anna Maria Stocker, in the 73d yr. of her age; (July 18, 1822 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Benjamin M. Teal
Benjamin M. Teal was born in Lancaster, Fairfield county, Ohio, March 31, 1810, and died in McLean county, Illinois , March 31, 1882, aged 72 years.  His early years were spent in Ohio.  In 1831 he went to Kentucky where, on October 21st, 1836, he was married to his wife, who survives him.  In 1856 he came with his family to Illinois and settled in McLean county, where he has since lived, till last Friday, March 31st, at 1 o'clock p.m., (it being the 72d anniversary of his birth)  he passed quietly from earth.  Mr. Teal was converted and united with the M.E. church at the age of 16, and continued a faithful member of the same till death.  He was a kind husband and a loving father, a kind and obliging neighbor, a faithful worker in the church and Sabbath school.  In his last affliction he suffered much, but no murmur escaped his lips, being fully resigned to the will of God.
The funeral services were conducted at Mr. Hope church on Sabbath by Rev. J. T. Orr, after which the remains were taken to cemetery, followed by a large number of old friends and neighbors, laid tenderly away to await the resurrection.  He leaves a wife and six children weeping on the shore, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.  
[Paper Unknown; c. March 1882; Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price, who adds: *NOTE*  Benjamin M. Teal is buried in McLean Cemetery (which was known at one time as Mt. Hope Cemetery), McLean, McLean County, Illinois.

Samuel Thompson
On Friday, 12th inst., at his residence in Hocking twp., Mr.
Samuel Thompson, in the 67th yr. of his age. He left a widow and several children. (July 18, 1822 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Elizabeth Tollman
Elizabeth Tollman, dau. of Wm. Tallman of Pickaway county, died on Sept. 22; (Oct. 3 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Samuel Turner
Horrid Transaction:  On Tuesday night last, Mr. John U. Giest, Coroner of Fairfield county, was called upon to view the body of a man by the name of Samuel Turner, who was found dead on the afternoon of that day in a field belonging to Mr. Alexander Chambers in Perry township.  We are informed the deceased was at the house of Mr. Chambers in company with his brother James Turner, on the night of the 24th ult. where they were drinking Whiskey.  After remaining there for some time, they went away together and when a short distance from the house, they began to quarrel violently and after proceeding about 30 yards further, in the direction where the deceased was found, they were heard contending with each other.  Next day Jas. Turner came to the house of the deceased and told his family that he knew not where his brother was.  Nothing was heard of the deceased from that time until his body was found as above stated.
On arriving at the place, the Coroner called a Jury of Inquest and two physicians attended for the purpose of examining the body.  After examining a number of witnesses, the jury gave in their verdict, that “The deceased came to his death by being bruised in sundry places on his head and the right arm, and also by having his throat cut in a manner sufficient to produce death; and from the evidence produced to us, we have good reason to believe that the deed was perpetrated by James Turner, the brother of the deceased.”
Immediately after the verdict was given, James Turner, who was present during the investigation, was taken into custody, examined before Samuel Spangle, Esq. and committed to the jail of this county to await his trial at the next Court of Common Pleas. – Ohio Eagle. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, October 19 1830]

Alice Vanpelt
Departed this life Tuesday last, Miss
Alice Vanpelt, dau. of Wm. Vanpelt of this town, aged 18 y. (Feb. 6, 1817 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson). ).

Leah Wells
Near Newark, on Sunday, after a few days illness, Miss
Leah Wells, in the 21st year of her age. (Sept. 23, 1818 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Henry Wilson
Henry Wilson, son of Nathan Wilson, jr., died on Friday last from the falling of a tree. (May 22, 1817 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson).

Ludwig Wolfley
On Wednesday last, Mr.
Ludwig Wolfley. One of the early settlers and an emigrant from Dauphin county. Pa. (Oct. 3, 1821 - "The Eagle" - transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

J. W. Wright
A short funeral service over the remains of Judge J. W. Wright, whose death has been mentioned in The Star, was held on Saturday, October 12, at Berkeley Springs, Va., after which the body was taken to Logansport, Ind., for interment.   Rev. Dr. Ramsdell of this city conducted the service. Judge Wright was well known in Washington, having resided for many years at the corner of 11th and M streets. He was born at Lancaster, Ohio, in October, 1811. He graduated from the Ohio university in 1832, after which he practiced law in Logansport, Ind. He established an extensive practice and was elected prosecutor and later judge. He served in the latter position for five years, when he retired from the bench, becoming interested in the new railroad systems. In 1853 he was elected mayor of Logansport. He was elected to the legislature in 1858, but refused to take his seat and went to Kansas to aid in the prevention of slavery in that state. He was elected to the Kansas state constitutional assembly and afterward to the legislature, of which he was speaker. He moved to Washington on the inauguration of Lincoln, where he lived until a few years ago, when he removed to Berkeley Springs, where he died.
[Evening star.(Washington, D.C.), October 21, 1889, Page 5]



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