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William N Daily
Was born in Noble county, Ohio, September 19, 1850. He is a son of John J. and Eliza (Caple) Daily. His father died in 1855, and his mother in 1869. The subject of this sketch was married to Anna M. Ensley, in Noble county, June 22, 1870. She was born in Belmont county, Ohio, December 8, 1851. She is a daughter of Asa and Clarinda (Wellons) Ensley, settlers of this county in 1878. The children of Mr. Daily are: Laura L., born February 10, 1871; Cora J., December 14, 1872, died October 22, 1877; Mary Eliza, November 22, 1875. Mr. Daily has a farm located in Guyan township. His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Rev Vincent Daily
Was born in the county of Monroe, Ohio, December 11, 1832. He has been acquainted with this neighborhood since his boyhood, when, with the exception of the farm of John Champan, there were no improved farms in this section. All the farms have been improved since 1849. The parents of Mr. Daily are John H. and Catherine (Sutherland) Daily. His father was born in West Virginia, December 25, 1797; his mother was born November 13, 1797, and died December 11, 1863. His father resides in Lincoln county, West Virginia, but at the time of her death he resided in Lawrence county, Ohio. Mr. Daily was married in Lawrence county, Ohio, April 4, 1852, to Burthana J. Rose, who is a native of this county, born November 28, 1828. She is mother of the following children: John H. W., born August 22, 18 , resides in this county; James L., May 26, 1854, resides in this county; David S., December 31, 1855, resides in this county; Margaret A., December 16, 1857, died April 19, 1876; Vincent F., who resides at home; Windfield C., and Mary L., (who both died in infancy), January 31, 1860; Jasper F., April 22, 1862, resides at home; Sarah J., November 11, 1867, resides at home; Rosen C., March 8, 1869, died June 23, 1871 the parents of Mrs. Daily were William and Mary (Adkins) Rose, settlers of this county in 1813; her father died July 22, 1867, and her mother in 1829. Mr. Daily was a soldier in the late war, serving two years and nine months in the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was first corporal, enlisting August 6, 1862, discharged April 28, 1865. He participated in several battles and skirmishes. He was prostrated by a sunstroke in Morgan's raid, which caused palpitation of the heart and bronchitis of the throat. Mr. Daily has had relatives in every war of America. Mr. Daily belongs to the Mount Pleasant Association. He is a resident of the township of Guyan, where he is engaged in preaching and farming. He settled in this county in 1875. He has relatives in nearly every State in the Union. His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Silas Daniels
Son of John and Delilah (Estel) Daniels, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, November 20, 1829, and came to this county with his parents in 1842. He was united in marriage with Mary P. Bing, in Gallia county, April 13, 1854. She was born in Gallia county, October 24, 1838, and is the daughter of Samuel R. and Lydia (Sawyer) Bing, who came to this county in 1805. They have had five children, namely: Mary S. (Minx), born February 18, 1855, lives in this county; John S., May 14, 1856, resides in this county; Laura E. (Blake), April 10, 1858, lives in Gallia county; Margaret E., October 9, 1850, died March 11, 186; Alice M. (Shaffer), December 18, 1861. Mr. Daniels served in the late war, enlisting in 1864, in the 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and serving till the close of the war, was honorably discharged. He also had three brothers in the war. Abraham H. and Madison enlisted in 1864 in the 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Both served till the close of the war and were honorably discharged. John Q. A. enlisted in 1861, in the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was taken prisoner in the battle of Vicksburg, and returned home at the close of the war. Mr. Daniels was one of the pioneer gold-seekers, going to California in 1852, in a wagon drawn by oxen. He met with many hardships during his stay, and returned home by water. He had bought a farm and settled on it, and is now a farmer in good circumstances. Address, Pine Grove, Springfield township, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardestty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


David T Davies
Is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Davies, and was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, February 13, 1819. His father was born in 1789 and died in 1876; his mother was born in 1790 and died in 1823; both of their deaths occurred in Wales. Mariah Davies became the wife of Mr. Davies, April 1, 1840, in Cincinnati. She was born in Wales, January 23, 1814. Her children are: Catherine, born January 16, 1841, died February 6, 1843; Thomas T., July 3, 1842, resides in Rice county, Kansas; John D., June 15, 1844, resides at Fort Davis, Texas; Mary Elizabeth, February 14, 1846, resides in Ashland, Boyd county, Kentucky; Griffith D., February 18, 1848, resides in Ashland, Boyd county, Kentucky; Catherine Ellen, March 17, 1850, resides in Ironton; Daniel D., September 3, 1852, at home; David R., October 30, 1854, resides in this township. The parents of Mrs. Davies has held the office of treasurer of this township for nine years, and school director for twenty years; he was also supervisor for one year during the war, when he was the only person they could find to fill the office. Thomas and John, sons of Mr. Davies, served in the late war. Thomas received injuries on a railroad train near Covington, Kentucky, which crippled him for life. He was a member of the 1st Heavy Artillery, and John was in the 167th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Davies is engaged in farming in Greenfield township, having settled in this county in 1853. His address is Gallia Furnace, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


David W Davies
David W Davies and Elizabeth Price were married in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, November 13, 1865. They are both natives of Wales, England, he born July 21, 1841, and his wife July 15, 1847. His parents are John W. and Mary (Lewis) Davies. His father is deceased. The parents of Mrs. Davies are Thomas and Margaret (Davis) Price. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Davies are: Charles F., born April 12, 1870; Mary O., March 30, 1872; Edith P., February 24, 1876. Mr. Davies came to this county in 1873, settling in Gallipolis township, where he is engaged in farming and also has an extensive dairy. His postoffice address is Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Rev John A Davies
Is a son of Richard and Elizabeth (Savage) Davis, and was born in Montgomeryshire, Nor Wales, September 5, 1805, and came to Gallia county in 1859. His father was born in 1781, and died in January, 1823. His mother was born in 1773, and died in 1851. John A. was married to Eliza Reese, in New York city, May 24, 1841. She is a native of Carmarthenshire, South Wales, born December 26, 1814. Her parents were David and Eleanor (Richards) Reese. Her father was born in 1785; and died in 1850; her mother was born in 1785, and died in 1857. The children of Mr. Davies are: Eleanor, born March 4, 1842, resides in Perry township; John A., March 31, 1844, died in June, 1860; William A., September 24, 1846, at home; Mary, May 25, 1849, resides in Perry township; Thomas E., October 22, 1851, resides in Patriot; Benjamin C., October 25, 1853, died July 24, 1854; Anna B., July 23, 1855, resides in Perry township; Robert B., June 11, 1859, at home. By a former marriage to Elizabeth Morgan, Mr. Davies had two children: Elizabeth, born January, 1837, died September 2, 1873; Mary, born in 1839, died in October, 1839. William Davies, a son of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the late war, in the 100-day men, under Captain Amos Ripley, who now resides near Patriot. The Rev. John A. Davies has been a successful worker in the ministry for fifty-three years, and now, at the age of 77, attends to his work in that line. His son and daughter, Robert B. and Anna B., were surprised, at their becoming of age, to each receive a check for $300. One hundred dollars had been given them at their birth, and with the accumulated interest amounted to $300 apiece at their maturity. The church of which Mr. Davies is minister is the Welsh Congregational church. His postoffice address is Patriot, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Rev Charles Davis
Was born in Centreville, Gallia county, Ohio, June 24, 1844. He is a son of Henry and Ann (Williams) Davis, the former of whom is deceased, and the latter in Gallia county. Charles was married in Jackson county, Ohio, March 30, 1876, to Hattie E. Allen, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, December 24, 1848. Her parents are Sidney and Harriet (Lewis) Allen. Mr. Davis has two children: Allen S., born January 13, 1877; and Angus C., February 1, 1880. The parents of Mr. Davis settled in this county in 1840. Mr. Davis entered the army January 1, 1862, as a private soldier. He reenlisted in January, 1864, and was discharged in May, 1866. He served two years in the office of the Freedmen's Bureau in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Davis is a minister of the Gospel, residing in Gallipolis, where he should be addressed. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


David D Davis
An influential citizen of Harrison township was born in Wales, December 25, 1848. His parents were John D. and Mary (Richards) Davis. The subject of this sketch was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Catherine Griffiths, in February, 1872. Mrs. Davis was born in Wales in 1850. Four children have come to bless and brighten their home, in the order given below: Reese, born May 31, 1873, John, August 10, 1875; Daniel, August 11, 1877; and Mary, March 5, 1880. The parents of Mrs. Davis were Rees D. and Mary (Davis) Griffiths. They settled in Gallia county in 1854. Mr. Davis was in the late war, enlisting in Company D, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 15, 1862, serving with that command about one year, when he was transferred to the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war. He is a farmer by profession, with postoffice address at Patriot postoffice, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Moses W Davis
Moses W Davis and Sarah Buck were married in Gallia county July 27, 1839. He is a native of Cabel county, West Virginia, born January 17, 1810. His wife was born in this county January 3, 1817. Mr. Davis is a retired farmer residing in Raccoon township. His father, Paul Davis, died May 9, 1851, and his mother, Mary (Gilkeson) Davis, died August 15, 1879. The parents of Mrs. Davis are Thomas and Susannah (Cherrington) Buck, who settled in this county in 1800. Her father died May 14, 1855, and her mother April 8, 1840. Mr. Davis settled in this county before he was married. In 1852 he removed to Lawrence county, remained there 24 years, and returned to Gallia county. Mr. Davis has held the following offices in Lawrence county: coroner for nine years, deputy sheriff for eight years, also, supervisor, assessor, and street commissioner of Ironton. He was appointed deputy United States marshal and held the office for seven years. Mr. Davis had a brother in the late war. William G. Davis enlisted for three years and served to the close of the war. After returning home he was taken sick, and his death ensured. Mr. Davis came to Gallia county in 1832. His postoffice address is Thurman, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


Richard Deckard
Is a farmer residing in Huntington township, Gallia county, Ohio. He was born in the township, November 6, 1816. His parents are Richard and Hannah (Eagle) Deckard, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Deckard was married in Huntington township, May 9, 1839, to Jane Woods, who is also a native of this township, born May 18, 1819. They have the following children: Sarah Hulda, born February 25, 1840, resides in this township; Campbell, October 1, 1841, deceased; Polly E. (Hull), March 2, 1844, resides in Jackson county; Susan H. (Macomber), January 4, 1848, resides in Huntington township; Kent Jacob, February 5, 1850, resides at home. The parents of Mrs. Deckard were William and Rebecca (Edmanson) Woods, both deceased; they came to this county about the year 1812. Campbell Deckard, one of the sons of Mr. Deckard, was a soldier in the late war; he enlisted in 1864, in Company I, 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He died with the small-pox in Tennessee. The address of Mr. Deckard is Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


Joseph Delille
A resident of Springfield township, was a soldier in the late civil conflict he enlisted in 1862 in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and serving till the close of the war, received an honorable discharge. His brother John enlisted in the 4th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, in 1861. He was given the office of second lieutenant, and in 1863 was promoted to captain and transferred and put in command of a battery of artillery. Mr. Delille is a son of Antwine and Sarah (Snyder) Delille, and was borne in Brooke county, West Virginia, February 20, 1827, settling in this county in 1838. His wife, Isabella, daughter of George and Helen (Johnston) Martin, was born in Gallia county, Ohio, May 28, 1823. They were married in this county, March 5, 1845, and have had nine children: Andrew, born May 17, 1846, resides in this county; Sarah L., February 10, 1848, resides at home; James L., January 31, 1850, died February 8, 1850; Helen (Phillips), February 3, 1851, lives in Vinton county, Ohio; George W., June 19, 1853, died October 27, 1854; George W., October 17, 1855, died October 24, 1873; Margaret E., October 31, 1857, resides at home; James J., October 2, 1860, died May 7, 1872; Mary B., September 24, 1863, resides at home. Business of Mr. Delille is farming. Address, Evergreen post office, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardestty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


Lewis Denney
Son of James and Rebecca (Vanderpool) Denney, was born in Surry county, North Carolina, December 26, 1797. He was united in marriage with Felicia, daughter of Lewis and Constance Lecklare, in Gallia county, May 23, 1821. She was born in the same county August 14, 1803. Twelve children are the result of this union, namely: William R., born March 18, 1822, lives in this county; Ira A., March 8, 1824, lives in Jay county, Indiana; Mary J. (Russel), December 10, 1825, deceased; Sophia, August 28, 1827, resides in Jay county, Indiana; Melisia, March 21, 1829, died August, 1851; Angeline, March 5, 1831, died in Jay county, Indiana; Royel, March 1, 1833, lives in Jay county, Indiana; Daniel, January 8, 1835, resides in California; Margaret, February 26, 1837, deceased; Sarah (Glassburn), March 26, 1839, lives in Gallia county; Senith E. (Glassburn), August 25, 1843, lives in Gallia county; Elizabeth C. (Glassburn), May 27, 1847, resides in Nebraska. Mr. Denney came to this county with his parents in 1814. They were among the earliest settlers in the county, and settled on section twenty-nine, where they lived until their death. Mr. Denney still lives on the homestead. His wife's parents emigrated from France to this county with the French colony that settled in Gallipolis in 1792, it being the first settlement in the county. Mr. Denney is a resident and farmer of Springfield township, and has held the office of supervisor for several terms. Address, Heatly post office, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardestty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


Mons . Joseph Guillaume Devacht
Mons. Joseph Guillaume Devacht was born in the year 1761, in Ipres, Flanders. With other French he embarked from Havre de Grace in the ship “La Patrie,” February 3d, 1790, arriving in due time at Gallipolis, where he worked at the silversmith business, and being a man of intellect and ability, he soon attained a position of high standing in the community, and considerable wealth. In March, 1798, he married Madame Parmantier, a widow lady of good education, Robert Safford, esquire, officiating. He was well skilled in his business, and his reputation was widely extended. Orders for the delicate workmanship were received by him from Cincinnati, Louisville, New Orleans, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Richmond. M. Devacht died May 12th, 1844, in his eighty-fourth year.
Madame Devacht was born in Paris, France, January 15th, 1775, and died January 17th, 1856, aged 81.

Captain Joseph W. Devacht
– a son of the subjects of the above sketch was born in Gallipolis, July 28th, 1803, where he has always resided, and is still living, in his 80th year, unmarried, a most social and agreeable gentleman, widely known and respected. It has long been a custom for Roman Menager and Franklin Carel to meet at the house of Joseph Devacht on every Sunday afternoon, and after a pleasant hour, spent in recalling early scenes and incidents, start out together for a stroll. To one who is fortunate enough to be allowed to enter and listen, it is an hour of unalloyed pleasure, and seems a wonderful chapter of romance. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardestty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


Enoch R Dickerson
Is the son of John and Mary (Russell) Dickerson, both of whom are deceased. Enoch was born in Jackson county, September 5, 1822. Mahettable Holcomb became the wife of Mr. Dickerson in Huntington township, August 15, 1840. She was born in this county March 5, 1822. They have the following children: Reuben H., born November 17, 1841, deceased; John W., February 14, 1844, deceased; Thomas A., May 31, 1849, resides in Hamdon, Ohio; Niles N., April 22, 1851, deceased; Riley R., August 22, 1853, deceased; Rebecca, March 22, 1857, resides in Hamdon, Ohio; Enoch R., April 9, 1860, resides in this county; Sarah Ann, July 10, 1863, resides at home. The parents of Mrs. Dickerson are Reuben W. and Rebecca (Niles) Holcomb, settlers of this county in 1811. The oldest son of Mr. Dickerson, Reuben H., enlisted in Company H, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1862. He served about six months, and was discharged for disability. He reenlisted in 1864, was taken sick at Nashville, and died the same year. John W., another son, enlisted January 23, 1864, and was discharged April 17, 1865, at Camp Dennison. He was wounded, July 4, at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain. He was sent to the hospital, but he was afterward sent home, where the wound caused his death. Mr. Dickerson was elected school director in 1855 for three years. He is a resident of Huntington township where he is engaged in farming. His postoffice address is Alice, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


William Donnally
Is a son of William and Sarah (Graham) Donnally, who settled in this county in 1814. The county at that time was destitute of roads, mills, schools and churches. William Donnally is a native of this county, born September 30, 1820. He was married the first time to Abagail Goldsby, who was born in 1822, and died in July, 1853. She was mother to the following children: Louis, born February 23, 1848; Anneta, January 19, 1850; Sarah J., July 15, 1852, died in January, 1855. The second wife of Mr. Donnally is Rebecca R. Cochran. They were married in this county November 16, 1854. She was born in Pocahontas county, Virginia, August 26, 1836. Her parents are William H., and Mary (Grimes) Cochran, settlers of this county in 1846. The children of the second marriage are as follows: Elizabeth M., born October 11, 1855, died December 1, 1855; Mary F., October 3, 1857, resides at home; Albert P., March 14, 1860, resides at home; Ada A., July 21, 1863, resides at home; Charles W., April 20, 1865, resides at home; Xenophone E., July 30, 1867, resides at home; infant, August 27, 1869, and died same day; Sabra E., August 19, 1870, resides at home; Harry A., April 3, 1872, resides at home; Manford, February 3, 1874, resides at home; Hattie E., January 28, 1876; Pearl, February 12, 1880. Mr. Donnally served several terms as school director. Mr. Donnally's occupations are farmer, physician andcarpenter. His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Asa Drake
Has been twice married. His first wife, Nancy Dupre, was born November 13, 1814, on the Island of Jersey, and died May 1, 1877. He had nine children by this marriage: Suprema, born September 25, 1835, died October 6, 1835; Jane November 8, 1837, died July, 1870; Edward A., June 23, 1841, lives in Ross county, Ohio; Mary E., April 5, 1844, resides in Saline county, Missouri; Eliza, March 8, 1846, died July 22, 1849; Rachel A., May 4, 1849, died September 8, 1879; Elizabeth, September 23, 1851, died June 20, 1878; Lafayette, October 27, 1853, died June 1, 1856; Sarah, March 21, 1858, died June 4, 1860. His second wife, Mary J., was also married twice. She was married first to Thomas Huggins, who died April 26, 1865, and had eight children. She was married to Mr. Drake in Walnut township, Gallia county, Ohio, December 12, 1877. She is a daughter of John and Rebecca (Light) Kitchen, and was born in Floyd county, Virginia, October 28, 1828. Mr. Drake was born in Onondaga county, New York, April 15, 1814, and is the son of Alpheus and Eunice (Fuller) Drake, who came here in 1836. He is a minister of the gospel, and also a jeweler. He settled here in 1832. He has held the office of justice of the peace of Huntington township, this county for six years. Mr. Drake's son, Edward, was in the late war during the entire service, and was honorably discharged at the close. Mrs. Drake's first husband was also in the war. He volunteered in the 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry and died at Johnsonville, Tennessee. Address Mr. Drake at Waterloo, Lawrence county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Samuel Drake
Samuel Drake and Mary Tipton was married in Morgan county, Ohio, February 8, 1849. They have had nine children, namely: George D., born April 22, 1851, died October 14, 1852; Lucinda, January 30, 1853, lives in Lawrence county, Ohio; Margaret A., April 19, 1855, died June 24, 1860; Charles E., June 9, 1857, resides at home; John N., March 21, 1859, died July 10, 1860; Mary E., August 11, 1861; Martha E., August 12, 1863; Catherine L., March 19, 1866; Willie R., September 10, 1869. Mr. Drake, son of George W., and Catherine (Beckett) Drake, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, January 15, 1828, and settled in this county in 1855. He has held the following public offices: township trustee ten years, assessor two years, and school director nine years. His wife, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Allen) Tipton, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, February 12, 1828. There have been great improvements in agriculture in Walnut township since he moved there, he having introduced the first two-horse plow in that locality. Business, farming and stock-raising. Address, Sand Fork, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


John W. Drummond
Public official; born Gallipolis, O., Jan. 18, 1868; Scotch-English descent; son of Thomas and Jeanette (Lambert) Drummond; educated at Lebanon, O., and Cincinnati; graduated from University of Cincinnati with degree LL.B. in 1891; in early life taught school; married Mamie E. Blang April 15, 1896; member Masons (32nd degree, Knights Templar, Mystic Shrine), Past Master of Bright Hope No. 557; admitted to practice law in 1891, and began the practice in same year at Knoxville, Tenn., and has practiced continually since that time; Representative in General Assembly (lower house) of Tenn., 1907-1909; elected Judge of the County Court of Knox Co., Tenn., in 1910, and is the present incumbent; former City Attorney for Mountain View, Tenn., 1909-10; resigned to make race for County Judge; member of M.E. church. [Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by K. Mohler]


Samuel Drummond
Is a son of Thornton and Lucy (Stover) Drummond. He was born in Walnut township, this county, February 2, 1826, and married in Lawrence county, Ohio, June 16, 1850, to Lucinda Saunders, who is a native of East Virginia, born November 16, 1831. Her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth (Strong) Saunders, came to this county in 1826. The children of Mr. Drummond are: Mary E., born May 3, 1851, died August 27, 1852; Stephen B., January 21, 1854, died March 21, 1854; Sylvester A., January 5, 1855, resides in Harrison township; Evaline M. A. (Stewart), September 19, 1856, resides in Harrison; Emily J., December 8, 1858, died August 20, 1860; Eliza A., September 26, 1860, died November 22, 1862; Lincoln F., March 7, 1862, resides in Harrison township; Hattie M., September 9, 1865, resides in Harrison; Walter E., February 5, 1869, resides in Harrison township; Charles E., November 19, 1877, resides in Harrison township. Mr. Drummond has been justice of the peace from 1865 to 1871, and in 1881 he was again elected to that office for the term of three years. He has also held the office of trustee for one term. Mr. Drummond took part in the late war. He enlisted in Company G, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, where he was commissioned second lieutenant. He was then transferred to the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, and after serving two years he was forced to resign on account of disability. Mr. Drummond has a fine farm, located in Harrison township. His address is Lincoln, Gallia county, Ohio.
[SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Thomas Drumond
Was born in this county May 10, 1825. His parents, Samuel and Mary (Holley) Drumond, were among the early settlers of the county, settling in 1823, and endured all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. He was united in marriage with Jennetta Lambert in Lawrence county, Ohio, March 25, 1847. She was born in the same county January 8, 1828, and is the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Sampson) Lambert. They have had ten children: Allen T., born December 25, 1847, lives in Nebraska; Mary M., August 10, 1849, died August 16, 1856; Harriet M., March 1, 1851, died June 29, 1880; Samuel H., August 18, 1852, lives in Gallia county; William B., March 10, 1854, died September 1, 1856; Elma A., February 7, 1856, lives in Lawrence county; Evaline R., December 19, 1857, died June 17, 1862; Mahala F., December 20, 181, resides in Gallia county; Thomas U., May 17, 1865, resides at home; John, January 18, 1867, resides at home. Mr. Drummond has held the office of trustee three years, and constable one year. He served in the late war in the 100-day service. Business, farming. Address, Sprinkle's Mill, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Mons. Duduit
Mons. Duduit was born near Paris in 1770, and came to Gallipolis in 1790, one of the victims of the Scioto Company fraud, and with him his wife, a lady of a very wealthy and refined family. He lived seven years in Gallipolis, and while there was variously employed, He was a great hunter, and known as the best marksman among the French settlers. He was also one of the four spies, heretofore mentioned, who scoured the country around Gallipolis on the watch for Indians, serving in this capacity about three years, Colonel Robert Safford, for a time being his companion. M. Duduit went to the grant in 1796, being one of the first there, and assisted in erecting the log houses for the families, who came March 21st, 1797. He became busily engaged in improving his land, and soon had a fine place. His wife died July 11th, 1811, and he remarried July 3d, 1817. He was in the war of 1812, where he rendered efficient service, and died April 5th, 1836.
[SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardestty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


J Dunn
Was born in Ireland, March 22, 1808. His parents were Robert and Ann (Furguson) Dunn. The subject of this sketch was married to Margaret Fulton, in Belmont county, Ohio, April 6, 1843. Since that date ten children have been born to them, as follows: John, born March 21, 1844, died, 1844; Ann J., March 29, 1845, and resides in Richmond, Indiana; Eliza C., October 16, 1847, died November 16, 1847; Virginia, September 29, 1848, resides in Gallipolis, Ohio; John H., January 8, 1851; Robert E., February 6, 1853; Andrew A., October, 1855, died July, 1856; William E., July 3, 1857; Narcissa, September 22, 1860. Mrs. Dunn was born in Belmont county, Ohio, December 29, 1820. She is the daughter of John and Jane (Alexander) Fulton. J. Dunn is a hotel keeper by profession and first settled in Gallia county in 1857. He is universally obliging and polite to his patrons and is very popular in consequence. His postoffice address is Gallipolis Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Joseph D. Dyer, Senior
son of Stephen and Esther (Spaulding) Dyer, was born in Waldo county, Maine, January 20, 1823, and settled in this county in 1855. His wife, Sophronia J., was born in this county January 22, 1833, her parents, Melvin and Harty (Cole) Lawry, settling in this county in 1820. Joseph S. and Sophronia were married in Gallia county, November 22, 1855. They have had ten children, namely: Melvin L., born February 9 1857, died August 18, 1858; Joseph S., August 16, 1858, resides at home; William C., May 11, 1860, resides at home; Leonidas B., March 12, 1862, resides at home; Daniel M., January 8, 1864, died June 30, 1865; Benjamin F., December 19, 1865, resides at home; Laura S., August 31, 186, died October 11, 1867; Orpha J., October 11, 1868, resides at home; Amos O., April 5, 1871, resides at home; Libbens C., September 13, 1876, resides at home. Mrs. Dyers had three brothers in the late war. Oscar enlisted in 1861, in the Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted sergeant of his company. He reenlisted in the same company, and was appointed first lieutenant, and served to the close of the war, when he resigned, having received one wound in the war in the battle of Winchester. Alonzo enlisted in 1863 in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and served to the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge. William W. enlisted in 1863, in the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, served to the close of the war, and received an honorable discharge. Both grandfathers of Mr. Dyer were in the war of revolution. Mr. Dyer is a resident of Springfield township. His occupation is farming; his address, Evergreen, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardestty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]





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