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Jesse Ingels
Who was born in Uniontown, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, August 6, 1811, is a son of George and Mary (Ramey) Ingels. He was married October 27, 1850, in Gallia county, Ohio, to Mary A. Waddell, who was born in Gallia county, June 28, 1830, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Hughes) Waddell. Their children are: Sarah A. (Clark), born October 24, 1851, resides in Clay township, Gallia county, Ohio; William V., June 5, 1853, in Green township; Jasper C., March 21, 1855, in Green township; Ella R., September 10, 1857, in Clay township; Jesse F., December 18, 1859, in Clay township; Herbert M., January 16, 1862, in Harrison township; Berton H., January 11, 1865, in Harrison township; Ina C., October 4, 1866, died August 24, 1868; Alwilda P., July 11, 1869, in Harrison township; Lyda L., December 9, 1875, in Harrison township. Mr. Ingels was sheriff of Gallia county four years, justice of the peace four years, captain of Independent Company, Rifle Regiment, five years, and colonel of the same two years. He settled in this county in 1834, resides in Harrison township, and is engaged in farming. Postoffice address, Thievener. [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 Irion
An old and highly respected resident of Green township, was born in this county in 1811, and remained steadily at his post of duties until he died. His parents were Henry and Jemima (Hutchinson) Irion. They first settled in Gallia county during the pioneer days, with all their hardships and privations, of 1800. The subject of this sketch was married November 15, 1857, to Charlotte Wilson, who has faithfully shared in the joys and sorrows of her husband ever since. Mrs. Irion is a native of Courtland county, New York, having been born there in 1830. From this marriage has sprung but one child, John A., who was born October 9, 1858, and still lives in Gallia county. The parents of Mrs. Irion were Andrew L. and Sally (Locke) Wilson. They settled in this county in 1854. John A. Irion, the son of John, is a farmer, with postoffice address at Northup postoffice, 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.]


Simeon Irion
One of those young and enterprising citizens of our great Republic, with whom rest her future glory, was born in the State of Ohio, county of Gallia, March 21, 1855. In the same State and county, and in the same year, was born she who was to be his future partner for life, who was to vow to share his joys and sorrows. Mary Roberts, daughter of James and Matilda (Cottrell) Roberts, born August 27, 1855, became the wife of Simeon Irion on February 18, 1880, the wedding ceremony taking place in Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio. The parents of Mr. Irion are Robert and Mary C. (Plymale) Irion. He is a resident of Buffalo district, Putnam county, West Virginia, a successful bookkeeper in occupation, and receives his mail at the postoffice of Pliny, Putnam county, West Virginia. [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 Irwin
Was born in this county August 8, 1819. His parents were David and Mar (Fletcher) Irwin; the former was born in county of Tyrone, Ireland, and emigrated from there and came to Pennsylvania in 1794. He then moved and settled in this county in 1809. He married Mary Fletcher at Marietta, Washington county, Ohio. They were among the earliest settlers, settling first in Gallipolis, then in this township in 1827. He then bought section five, which is now owned by his children, Mary J., Lucinda James F., John, David and Edward S. John Irwin's wife, Mary, is a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Sheppard) Clark, who were both born in England, and married in St. Paul's Chapel in the city of London, in 1817, and came to New York, where they remained about two years, and settled in this county in 1820. She was born July 19, 1826. She was married to Mr. Irwin June 30, 1844, in this county. They have had eleven children. They are: Agnes A. (Thaxton), born, June 8, 1846; Daniel, September 10, 1847; Lucinda M. (Martindal), October 3, 1849; Mary E. (Rees), September 3, 1852; Alice, July 19, 1855, died September 3, 1855; Laura A. (Berry), August 28, 1856, John H., October 31, 1858; Kate G., February 8, 1861; Lizzie B., March 27, 1863; Edward S., October 9, 1868; Irena I., December 23, 1870. All living resides in this county. Mr. Irwin is at present township trustee; he was elected land appraiser in the fall of 1880, served as justice of the peace from October 19, 1867, to October 19, 1879, twelve years in all, and is now notary public. Mrs. Irwin had a brother, Daniel Clark, who served in the late war. Business of Mr. John Irwin is farming. Address, Pine Grove, 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]


Josiah Irwin
Was born in Gallia county, Ohio, April 11, 1839. His parents are Samuel and Biddy (Ham) Irwin. His mother was born in Virginia, August 12, 1804. Mr. Irwin and Sally Ann Copeland were married in Perry township, February 8, 1862. She was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Keller) Copeland, and was born in Gallia county, December 2, 1843. They have the following children: Dora B., born December 7, 1862; May B, December 7, 1864; Samuel E., September 14, 1867, died August 17, 1870; William E., July 17, 1870; Rosa N., July 30, 1873; Eddie V., July 20, 1876; Charlie W., January 4, 1880. They all reside in the 141st Ohio National Guard, Company F, May 2, 1864, and after serving his time he reenlisted in Company C, 194th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served to the close of the war. He is a resident of Harrison township, where he is engaged in farming. His address is Moody, 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 Isaacs
Is a son of Isaac and Margaret (Morgan) Isaacs, both of whom are natives of Wales. Richard was born in Wales, July 1, 1839. He was married in this township, January 29, 1863, to Anna Jones, born in Oak Hill, Jackson county, Ohio, March, 184. Her parents were William W. and Elizabeth (Jones) Jones. They were both born in Wales; her father died in 1847, and her mother in 1877. The following are the children of Mr. Isaacs: William J., born February 1, 1864; Isaac, September 10, 1866; Elizabeth, March 28, 1869; John, June 26, 1872; Margaret, July 26, 1874; Catherine J., November 10, 1876; Daniel W., March 4, 1879; they all reside at home. Mr. Isaacs has held the office of school director for two years. Mr. Isaacs has served as deacon in the new Welch church for four years. His occupation is farming, and his address Sprinkle's Mills, 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 R Jacobs

David R Jacobs and Mary Stowe were married in Meigs county, Ohio, August 29, 1844. He was born in Plymouth county, Massachusetts, July 24, 1817, and came to this county from Pomeroy, Meigs county, April 16, 1880. His wife was born in Meigs county August 28, 1824. They have the following family: Emma, born August 28, 1851, resides at home; Hannah, April 17, 1852; Theophelus, September 28, 1854, resides at home; David H., November 17, 1855, died January 2, 1880; Mary Rittie, July 9, 1858, resides in Cheshire township; Jennie, June 17, 1861, resides at home; Fannie, March 15, 1866, resides at home. Mr. Jacobs was elected county commissioner in Meigs county for two years, in 1854-5; he was also township trustee for several years. He was a soldier in the war of 1861, enlisting in the fall of that year in the 7th Ohio Battery Light Artillery; was elected as first lieutenant and mustered out in 1863. He is at present located at the farm of H. B. Smith, known as the Blue Sulphur Springs, a summer pleasure and health resort; he is the sole manager of the estate. A brother, and his son, of Mrs. Jacobs was in the late war, and her father, Erastus Stowe, was in the war of 1812. His father, Gilbert Stowe, was an early settler in New York, and was killed by the Indians with a tomahawk, while he was sealing the pickets of a fort. Erastus, being a weakly infant, was taken by the Indians, and after search was found in his cradle in a corn field, their house being burned. The parents of Mr. Jacobs were Joshua and Hannah (Cushing) Jacobs; they were both born in Massachusetts, his father in 1769 and his mother in 1875; they died in 1840 and 1824 respectively. Mrs. Jacobs' parents were Erastus and Jane (Smith) Stowe. Her mother was born in New Hampshire, and died in May, 1870. Besides attending to the Springs, Mr. Jacobs is engaged in farming. His postoffice address is Kyger, 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.]


Rufus Jacobs
Was born in Barnadstown, Franklin county, Massachusetts, April 27, 1804. His parents settled in this county when it was sparsely settled, in 1819. His father, Abel Jacobs, died in 1864, and his mother Asenath (Briggs) Jacobs, in 1866. In 1829 Mr. Jacobs bought the farm he now lives on. In 1830, March 13th, he was married in this county to Mary Dupry; she was a daughter of Abraham and Mary Dupry, and was born in the Island of Jersey, England, November, 1811; she died June 22, 1835. She was the mother of the following children: Abraham, born July 13, 1831, died August 6, 1831; Rufus D., August 6, 1832, is a physician in Rio Grande; Abel A., August 7, 1834, died February 3, 1842. The second marriage of Mr. Jacobs was to Gottleaben Federar, who is a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, born January 17, 1813; they were married in this county, July 28, 1839. They have the following children: Lewis born February 4, 1841, died February 11, 1841; Joseph F., December 5, 1843, resides at home; Mary L. (Woodruf), December 2, 1851, resides in this county; was married to Ira Woodruf, August 15, 1874; George W., August 15, 1854, was married to Mary Sannar, January 27, 1877, died June 27, 1882; Sarah C. (Sannar) March 27, 1857, resides in this county. The parents of Mrs. Jacobs were Mathias and Mary A. (Black) Federar; her father is deceased, and her mother died in Germany in 1826. Joseph F., one of Mr. Jacobs' sons, was married in Jackson county, Ohio, April 9, 1867, to Elizabeth J. Turner. She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wilmore) Turner, and was born in Jackson county, Ohio. Only one child was born to them, Albert E., born February 13, 1868, and who resides at home. Joseph F. is living on the farm with his father. Joseph Jacobs, an uncle of Rufus Jacobs, was a soldier of the war of 1812, and died while in service, nine days before the battle of Plattsburg. Mr. Jacobs held the office of school examiner in 1832, and several other offices at different times. Mr. Jacobs' address is Tycoon, 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]

Rufus D Jacobs, M.D.
Is the son of Rufus and Mary (Dupre) Jacobs, settlers of this county in 1819. The doctor was born in Gallia county, Ohio, August 6, 1832. He commenced the study of medicine in 1853, and in 1856 he started practicing; he is a graduate of Charity Hospital Medical College of Cleveland, in the year of 1869; he also received a diploma from the Medical Department of the University of Wooster, in the year 1871. He has been practicing his profession continuously for twenty-six years. He first located in this county in 1856, and removed to Vinton, Gallia county, in 1860, and remained there until the year 1877, at which time he removed to Rio Grande, where he still resides. His first marriage was to Jemima, daughter of William C. and Elizabeth (Trotter) Iron. She was born December 27, 1837, and died May 24, 1864. She was the mother of the following children: Mary E., born December 20, 1857, died in 1881; Ira W., February 6, 1860, resides at home; Eliza E., January 12, 1862, died June 2, 1864; infant son, May 9, 1864, deceased. The doctor's present wife is Mary J. Dupre , who is a native of this county, born October 8, 1836; her parents are Abraham and Mary (Deckard) Dupre. The children of this marriage are: Charles S. born December 20, 1865, and Sarah A., February 22, 1868, both reside at home. The postoffice address of Doctor Jacobs is Rio Grande, 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 E Jenkins
David E Jenkins and Sarah Griffiths were married in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 18, 1866. He was born in South Wales, Cardiganshire, June 26, 1836, and his wife in Brooklyn, New York, January 28, 1836. The parents of Mr. Jenkins are Evan and Elizabeth (Davies) Jenkins. His mother died in 1870, and his father resides in Wales. Mrs. Jenkins is a daughter of Griffith D. and Elizabeth (Davies) Griffiths, settlers of this county in 1845. Her father was born in Wales in 1804, and her mother is deceased. The children of Mr. Jenkins are: Evan, born October 14, 1866; Mary E., October 26, 1870; Griffith, March 3, 1872. Mr. Jenkins in his early days followed the sea for a living. He has made one trip from Chicago to Liverpool with a cargo of wheat. At different time he has sailed from the upper peninsula of Lake Superior to the mouth of the Sr. Lawrence river. He has also sailed through the Mediterranean, and all through the East Indies, reaching Constantinople at the time of the Crimean war. He has also followed milling, both grist and saw-mill. He is still engaged in the saw-mill business, and also in farming, the latter consisting of 204 acres, which he purchased of the heirs of Evaline Boggs. He settled in this county in 1866. His postoffice address is Wales, 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 T Jenkins
Was born in Jackson county, Ohio, May 6, 1843, and settled in this county with his parents in 1857. He married Jane Isaac, January 13, 1870, in this county. She was born in Wales, April 20, 1847. The children of this marriage are: infant, born August 19, 1870, died August 22, 1870; Leah Ann, July 20, 1871, died August 21, 1873; Mary Jane, February 11, 1873; Elizabeth Florence, February 26, 1875; infant, March 14, 1877, died same day; John Isaac, February 27, 1878; Leah Alice, February 3, 1881. Mr. Jenkins' parents, settlers in Gallia county in 1857, are Thomas and Leah (Evans) Jenkins; the latter died January 7, 1873. His brothers and sisters are: Wizliam T., Evan T., Mary, John T., Thomas T., Walter T., Daniel T., and Elizabeth. All are living except Mary, who died January 10, 1877. The parents of Mrs. Jenkins were John Isaac, who died September 6, 1867, and Mary (Phillips) Isaac. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac settled in Gallia county in 1848. Mrs. Jenkins' brothers and sisters are: John I., David, Elizabeth, William, Isaac N., Mary A. David died February 9, 1859, and John died February 19, 1859. Mr. Jenkins enlisted for service in the late war, September 1, 1864, in Company C, 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed corporal by Colonel H. H. Sage, September 27, 1864. Serving until the close of the war he received an honorable discharge, June 30, 1865. His brother, William T. Jenkins, served in the same regiment and company. David T. Jenkins is a farmer, residing in Greenfield township, with his postoffice address at 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.]


Evan T Jenkins
Was born at Cambria Furnace, Jackson county, Ohio, December 22, 1848. His parents are Thomas and Leah (Evans) Jenkins, settlers of this county in 1857. His mother was born in 1818, and died February 7, 1873. Mary Ann Evans became the wife of Mr. Jenkins in this township, October 27, 1870. She was born in Greenfield township, April 14, 1851. The following are their children: Anna L., February 24, 18 ; Leah Belle, July 26, 1873; Margaret, November 19, 1875; David, July 12, 1878; Mary, October 24, 1881. The parents of Mrs. Jenkins are David and Ann Evans. Her father died in October, 1851, and her mother was born in 1812. David T. and William T. Jenkins served in the late war in the 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, ten months, being discharged at the end of the war. Richard D. Evans served one year and eleven months in the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged for disability, and has not seen a well day since. David C. Evans was also a member of the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company C, and waskilled June 16, 1863. He was wounded the May previous at the battle of Champion Hill, and it terminated fatally, as stated. His wound occurred the day after capturing the flag from Fort Gibson. John A. Evans was a member of Company E, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting July 22, 1861. He served through the whole of the rebellion and did not receive a wound, and retained good health. He enlisted as a private, and for his fidelity and manly qualities - was promoted step by step to captain. He resides in Frazeysburg, Muskingum county, Ohio, where he is engaged as a merchant. The subject of this sketch, Evan T. Jenkins, is a farmer, his land being located in Greenfield township. His postoffice 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.]


George W Jenkins
Was born in Scioto county, April 6, 1837. He is a son of William and Elizabeth (William) Jenkins. He was married in the city of Gallipolis, September 29, 1858, to Abigail, daughter of Nicholas and Mary A. (Angel) White. She is a native of Clay township, born February 9, 1838. She is mother of the following children: George W. M., born March 11, 1859, resides in Harrison township; Jon T., November 1, 1861, died July 19, 1880; Dora B., August 9, 1863, resides in Harrison township; Charles A., November 1, 1872, resides in Harrison township. Mr. Jenkins is engaged in farming, his farm being located in Harrison township. He came to Gallia county in 1843. His postoffice address is Thivener, 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 S Jenkins
Was born in Bath county, Virginia, September 13, 1811. He is a son of Daniel D. and Mary (Sively) Jenkins. His father was born in Virginia in 1774, and came to this county with his family in 1815. Mr. Jenkins and Cynthia Scott were married in Cheshire township. She is a native of this county, born April 1, 1812. Their children are: Mary, born May 7, 1836, married Alexander D. Fraser, and resides in Nebraska; George W., August 1, 1837, resides in Cheshire township; Amanda, December 25, 1838, married to Rodney Roush, and resides in Cheshire; Sarah Anne, November 27, 1840, resides in Cheshire, where she is married to Thomas J. James; Charles S., May 3, 1842, resides at home; Benjamin, June 23, 1845, married to Lucy Evans, and resides in Cheshire township; William Alonzo, September 6, 1849, resides at home. The parents of Mrs. Jenkins are Charles and Mary (Darst) Scott, who reside in this county. William S. Jenkins was elected justice of the peace in Cheshire township in 1842, and has held the office ever since, his term expiring in 1884, making forty-two years of continuous office service. Charles S. Jenkins, a son of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted in 1862 in Company B 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded on the 19th of September, 1864, at the battle of Winchester, receiving a shot on the left side of his head. He remained in hospital until March, 1865, when he returned to his regiment and served until the close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge. The father of Mrs. Jenkins, Charles Scott, served in the war of 1812. Mr. Jenkins has lived in this county since 1815, and has acquired a fine property of 500 acres. He has about fifty acres of coal land near Kygerville, in Cheshire and Morgan townships. His address is Kyger, 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.]


Walter Johnson
Was born in Fluvanna county, Virginia, April 4, 1835, and came to this county in 1857. His father, Henry Johnson, was born in the county of Fluvanna, July 4, 1772, and died in the same county in June, 1850. His mother, Mary C. (Strong) Johnson, is a native of the same county, born April 15, 1792, and died August 3, 1877. Walter Johnson was a soldier in the war of 1861. He enlisted in a Virginia regiment and served three years. He was a participant in the battle of Vicksburg from the first to the last, forty-seven days in all. In the retreat from Lynchburg to Kanawah Valley, he was five days and night without food or sleep, being in General Hunter's command. Mr. Johnson was married in this county, June 6, 1869, to Annie E. Williams, who is a native of this county, born April 28, 1845. She is a daughter of John and Lucia (Sartin) Williams. Her father died February 18, 1879, and her mother in October, 1876. The children of this marriage are: John J., born May 5, 1870; Ernsey S., November 3, 1871; Lucy M., February 3, 1873; Lu Altea, December 16, 1874; William H., August 25, 1876; Elijah C., January 11, 1878; Walter E., October 11, 1879 Charles U., August 26, 1881; they all reside at home. Mr. Johnson is a farmer, residing in the township of Guyan. His 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.]


William Johnson
William Johnson and Frances Martt were married in Gallia county, Ohio, September 25, 1873. They are both natives of the same county, he born in 1836, and his wife in 1854. They have the following children: Edward, born July 12, 1874, died September 20, 1880; Leroy, July 8, 1875; Arazona, October 4, 1876; Levina A., June 11, 1878, died August 12, 1878; Amy, August 12, 1879. The parents of Mr. Johnson are Joshua and Amy (Hawkins) Johnson; his father was a soldier in the war of 1812. Isaac and Mary A. (Cremeens) Martt are the parents of Mrs. Johnson. Mr. Johnson had been previously married to Transylvania Burnett, who was born December 28, 1842, and died March 27, 1873. She was mother of the following children: William T. S., born April 26, 1866; Joshua, September 20, 1867; Harvey, November 13, 1869, died August 24, 1870; Jerome, March 22, 1871; Hattie, September 8, 1872. Her parents were Murwood and Mary A. W. (Parish) Burnett, who were born August 12, 1821, and October 20, 1820, respectively. Their fathers were Jesse Burnett and John H. Parish, both of whom were soldiers in the war of 1812. Mr. Johnson has filled the office of trustee in Guyan township for three years. He was a soldier in the late war; he enlisted in 1861, under Captain Harry Graham, in Company G, 4th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, at Mason City, Virginia; he reenlisted as a veteran at Larkinsville, Alabama, in 1864, and was discharged after serving four years. He was in the following engagements: Lightburn retreat, siege of Vicksburg; Jackson, Mississippi; Chattanooga, all the battles of the Shenandoah Valley, and the great Lynchburg raid, and many minor engagements. His farm is located in Guyan township. His 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.]


James Johnston
Is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cherrington) Johnston, and was born in Gallia county, May 12, 1834, and graduated at Starling Medical College, March 3, 1857. He was married September 16, 1857, to Augusta Bradbury, who is also a native of the same county, born February 11, 1840. They have the following children: Asa O., born July 16, 1858, resides in Kyger, Gallia county; Ida, May 23, 1860, resides in Cheshire; Hollis C., October 2, 1861, resides in Gallipolis. The parents of Mrs. Johnston are Asa and Electa B. (Harding) Bradbury. Dr. Johnston was assistant surgeon of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was commissioned in 1862, and resigned in February, 1863, on account of disability. He was again commissioned in 1864, and was assigned to the 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is a practicing physician and surgeon 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.]


Robert C Johnston
Is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cherrington) Johnston. He was born in Gallia county March 22, 1839. His father was born in Scotland, September 25, 1805, and his mother in West Virginia, April 14, 1804. They settled in this county in 1814, when it was in a very wild state, and they had to endure a great many privations. Robert Johnston was married to Ada Hutsinpiller, in Gallia county, May 23, 1869. She was born in this county, August 2, 1847, and is a daughter of David and Mariah (Winsor) Hutsinpiller. Her father was born in 1818, and died February 10, 1881, and her mother was born in 1823. Mr. Johnston had one brother, James, in the late war. He was assistant surgeon in the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Johnston is a farmer, and resides in Addison township. 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.]


Samuel Johnston
Came to this county with his parents in 1818. He was born in Melrose, Scotland, September 25, 1805. At the time his parents came here there were none of the modern conveniences. Sometimes their corn for bread was pounded by hand. The names of his parents were James and Margaret (Cowen) Johnston. They were both born in Scotland, and his father died in 1820, and his mother September 17, 1836. Mr. Johnston was married to Elizabeth Cherrington, in Gallia county, August 25, 1826. She was born in Greenbrier county, West Virginia, April 14, 1804. Her parents were William and Lettitia (Douglass) Cherrington, settlers of this county in 1805. They were both born in Pennsylvania, and died in 1833 and 1849, respectively. The children of Mr. Johnston are: William, born June 4, 1827, died July 16, 1827; Harriet, July 11, 1828, resides in Springfield township; Lettitia, September 30, 1829, resides at home; Eleanor, November 30, 1830, died September 18, 1852; Margaret, July 12, 1832, resides in Gallipolis; James, May 12, 1834, resides in Gallipolis; John, March 14, 1836, died August 11, 1836; Samuel, February 3, 1837, resides in Gallia county; Robert C., March 22, 1839, resides in this county; Mary E., October 22, 1841, resides at home. James Johnston, a son of Samuel, was a surgeon in the war of 1861. He served two years and was discharged on account of disability. Mr. Johnston is a farmer residing in Addison township. 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.]







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