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Jonas Macomber
Jonas Macomber and Sarah McMillin were married in Gallia county, September 24, 1859, where they were both born. The date of his birth is January 13, 1840, and his wife's January 17, 184. The have the following family: Myra E., born October 19, 1860; Samuel M., February 23, 1863; Edward L., May 29, 1865; Linna c., June C., June 19, 1868; Jonas T., September 23, 1871. The subject of this sketch is a son of Lindsay A. and Calphurnia (Holcomb) Macomber. His mother is deceased. His father came to this county in 1852. The parents of Mrs. Macomber are Edward J. and Laura (Holcomb) McMillin, both of whom are residents of Gallia county. Mr. Macomber was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted in the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1862, in Company E. He served one year in that regiment, and then reenlisted in the 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company D, in 1864. He served to the close of the war. He was corporal in Company G, and sergeant in Company D; was mustered out December 20, 1865, at Alexandria, Virginia, and received his honorable discharge at Camp Chase, Ohio, December 24, 1865. He is a resident of Huntington township, and is engaged as a sawyer. His postoffice address is Ewington, 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 W Maddy
Was born in Gallia county March 25, 1817. He is a son of James and Elizabeth (Lowry) Maddy. His father was one of the earliest settlers in this county, coming to Addison township with his wife and child in 1814. He settled on the farm now owned by James W. he was born in Monroe county, Virginia, September 2, 1791, and died in this township, on his farm, May 15, 1854. Elizabeth, the mother of James W., was born in Stafford county, Virginia, in 1796, and died in 1875. James W. Maddy and Mary A. Hardy were married in Gallia county April 16, 1846. She is a daughter of William and Clarissa (Cole0 Hardy, settlers of this county in 1840, and was born in Ohio county, West Virginia, June 8, 1823. She is mother of the following children: Edwin F., born January 20, 1848, resides in Gallipolis; William A., born May 4, 1850, resides in Pomeroy; Lewis L., September 29, 1953, resides at home; Sarah E., September 15, 1857, died November 19, 1877; James J., May 23, 1860, resides at home; John T., July 31, 1866, died February 24, 1867. William Hardy, the father of Mrs. Maddy, was born in the State of New Jersey, in 1796, and died in this county June 6, 1880. Clarissa, his wife, was born in New York State in 1799, and died in this county February 27, 1879. Mr. Maddy has served his township in the following offices: assessor, school director, member of the board of education and treasurer. He is by occupation a farmer. 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.]


Mrs. Adelaide Maguet
Mrs. Adelaide Maguet is, at the present writing, (1882), the only living representative of the original French settlers of Gallipolis. She was born in Havre de Grace, France, March 26th 1787. Her father, Louis Le Clercq, was one of the first settlers of Gallipolis, arriving here in 1791, and was followed by his family one year later. Miss Adelaide was at that time nearly five years of age, and has continued to reside here ever since, with the exception of a short time when she was a captive among the Indians.
On January 27th, 1806, she was married to Anthony Rene Maguet, who was born in Paris, France, in 1788, by whom she was the mother of seven children. Mr. Maguet came here in 1792, where he continued to reside until his death, which occurred in January, 1829.
She is the surviving head of four generations, which are at present represented among the most respectable residents of Gallipolis. Mrs. Maguet is very active, and retains her faculties in a remarkable degree. In 1882, at the age of 95, she is engaged in piecing a quilt for a great-grandchild, which is a very fine sample of needle-work. She has as beautiful a set of pearly teeth, and as keen eye-sight as any maiden of “sweet sixteen” would desire; is enjoying excellent health, and her descendants delight in doing her honor, frequently gathering about her with earnest congratulations and words of good cheer.
[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 H Markin
Was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, December 17, 1816, and he came to this county in 1838. He was married in Harrison township the 5th of April, 1838, to Sarah V. Fillinger, who was born in Virginia, September, 1814. Her parents, Henry and Elizabeth (Ferriel) Fillinger, came to this county in 1832. Mr. Marking has been constable in this county from 1857 to 1868, with the exception of two years. He held the office of justice of the peace from 1867 to 1870. He has been trustee of the township for one year. Mr. Markin was a soldier in the war of the rebellion. He enlisted in Company I, 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in September, 1861, and was discharged March 2, 1862, on account of disability. Henry H., his son, enlisted in 1863, in Company G, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was then transferred to the First Ohio Heavy Artillery, where he served three years. Jefferson, another son, was a member of Company G, 23d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting in February, 1864, and was discharged at the close of the war. Henry was wounded in the thigh with a piece of shell, at the battle of Carter's Station. The children of Mr. Markin are: Martha (Stone), born January 13, 1839, died in August, 1875; Elizabeth (Harbour), November 20, 1840, resides in Lawrence county; Henry H., March 23, 1841, died April 26, 1868; A. M. (Stewart), October 4, 1844, died February 15, 1876; Nancy S. (Brothers), March 1, 1845, resides in Clay township; Jefferson T., July 18, 1847, resides in Clay township; Sarah K. and William W., August 23, 1849, Sarah resides in Harrison - William died September 3, 1852; John M., December 7, 1854, died January 30, 18 ; Marinda S., September 27, 1856, resides in Harrison. Mr. Markin is a resident of Harrison township, where he is engaged in farming. 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.]


James Martin
James Martin and Isabella Askin were married in Meigs county, Ohio, February 20, 1854. He was born in Gallia county, July 13, 1827, and his wife in Antrim county, Ireland, August 19, 1833. His parents were George and Helen (Johnston) Martin. They were both natives of Scotland, born in 1799 and 1798, and died November 7, 1880, and July 4, 1828, respectively. Richard Askin, the father of Mrs. Martin, was born in Ireland in 1780, and died in 1850, and her mother, Agnes (McCartney) Askins, was born in Belfast, Ireland, May 16, 1805. They came to Meigs county in 1835. When the parents of Mr. Martin settled here they were forced to endure all the privations and hardships incident to a pioneer life. They had to grind their corn by hand, and their schools were supported by subscription. The children of Mr. Martin are: Eliza H., born November 21, 1854; William A., October 31, 1859; and James J., January 1, 1864. Mr. Martin is an engineer; he is now engaged in farming. His postoffice address is Gallipols, 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.]


Alvin R Martindale
Is a native of Gallia county, born January 16, 1814. He is a son of John and Sarah (McMillen) Martindale. The former was born in North Carolina and the latter in Virginia, both of whom are decease. John Martindale was a soldier in the war of 1812. His father, James Martindale, was a lieutenant-colonel in the revolutionary war, and drew a pension during his life. Julia Ann Howell became the wife of Alvin R Martindale April 12, 1838, in Huntington township. She was born in Jackson county November 5, 1819, and is a daughter of Levi and Jannett (Ewing) Howell, both of whom are deceased. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Martindale are: John A., born March 21, 1839, resides in Springfield township; William W., May 26, 1841, is at present mayor of Gallipolis; Niles Q., October 7, 1844, resides in Vinton county, Ohio; Mary, December 24, 1847, resides in Vinton county, Ohio; Virgil C., October 4, 1850, resides in Jackson county, Ohio. Three of the sons were soldiers in the late war. William W. enlisted in 1861, in Company E, 53d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served three years and lost one of his eyes in the service. John enlisted in 1862 in Company A, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three years. Niles enlisted in 1864 in the 194th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served to the close of the war. Mr. Martindale has filled the following offices: Constable in 1847 and 1848; township clerk one year; township assessor one year; justice of the peace three years; township trustee one year. He is engaged in farming in Huntington township. His address 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.]


John A Martindale
Was born in Meigs county, Ohio, March 6, 1824. He came to this county with his parents in 1830. His father, David Martindale, was born in 1798 and died April 30, 1837; his mother, Mary (Darst) Martindale, was born, in Gallia county, June 3, 1800, and died March 10, 1879. John A. was married to Rhoda Plymale in Gallia county, July 25, 1846. She was born in this county December 16, 1827. Her parents were Hugh Plymale, who was born December 25, 1807, and died September 17, 1878, and Catherine (Cottrell) Plymale, born August 16, 1810, and died September 3, 1852. They settled in this county in 1810. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Martindale are: David D., born August 9, 1847, resides in Nebraska; Hugh H., born November 2, 1848, resides in this county; Mary E. (Toman), August 11, 1850, resides in Nebraska; Sarepta C., August 11, 1850, died January 7, 1851; Elizabeth C. (Davis), January 31, 1853, resides in Gallia county; Joseph J., December 16, 1854, resides in Colorado; Rebecca L., Sep16, 1857, resides at home; Orinda J., November 16, 1860, resides in Gallia county; Missouri B., December 8, 1862, resides at home; America L., July 28, 1865; John A., May 28, 1867, died October 10, 1868; Minnie A., July 14, 1869, resides at home. Mr. Martindale has held the office of township clerk four years, justice of the peace three years, and trustee one year. He and two of his sons were soldiers in the late war; he served four months in the 141st Ohio National Guard, and his son David served four months in the same regiment, while Hugh was discharged for disability after serving five months. Mr. Martindale is a farmer, residing in Addison township. His postoffice address is Bulaville, 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 L Martt
A farmer of this township, was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, April 8, 1849. He settled in this county with his parents, Joseph H. and Lyda F. (Thornton) Martt, in 1854. He married Florence Colwell in this county, March 19, 1873. Three children are the result of this marriage: Ora F., born March 20 1874; Ottie C., September 22, 1875; Emmet J., January 29, 1877; all at home. His wife was born in Gallia county, January 22, 1853. Her parents Stevan and Minera (Sheets) Colwell came to this county in 1831. Address Mr. Martt at Boggs, 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 Mason
Is the senior partner of the firm of Mason & Jones, barbers, 378 Second street, Gallipolis, Ohio. Mr. Mason was born in Rockingham county, West Virginia, in July, 1830. His parents are James and Sally (Giles) Mason. His mother resides in Gallia county, having settled here in 1849. The first wife of Mr. Mason was Hetty Tyrey, by whom he had one child, James H., who is deceased. The second wife of Mr. Mason is Hannah Luddington, was born in Greenbrier county, West Virginia, in 1822. They were married in that county, August 12, 1851. She is the mother of the following children: Mary J., resides in Paris, Kentucky; George W., deceased; Nancy A., resides in Gallipolis. Franklin Luddington, the father of Mrs. Mason, is deceased. Mr. Mason came to this county in 1849. Beside his secular occupation, he is a minister of the Gospel. 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.]


Daniel G Maupin
Was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, June 7, 1822, and came to this county in 1869, locating in Crown City, where he is engaged as a physician and druggist. His parents were Ambrose and Lucy (Telman) Maupin, both of whom died in Albermarle county, Virginia, August 15, 1850, and December 3, 1853, respectively. Mr. Maupin has been twice married. His first wife was Margaret C. Johnson, who was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, August 11, 1825, and died September 21, 1863. She was the mother of the following children: Sarah M., born July 24, 1848; Henry K., November 4, 1850; Ambrose T., March 23, 1852; Wesley A., March 25, 1854, died in 1862; Josephine J., March 11, 1856; Lura M., April 1, 1858; Addie M., January 5, 1860; Minie A., March 2, 1862. The second wife is Sarah D. Bickel, who is a native of this county, born September 24, 1841. They were married in Gallia county, February 7, 1865. She is a daughter of Rev. Aaron and Savannah C. (Portr) Bickel. She is mother of the following children: Artie F., born May 8, 1866; William A., October 7, 1868; Carrie B., June 8, 1871, died September 15, 1873; Clinton M., August 29, 1874; Lucy, December 4, 1877; Lucilla, May 26, 1880. Mr. Maupin was a member of the legislature of Missouri from Calaway county, Missouri, in the years 860 and 1861; and he also represented Lincoln county, West Virginia, in the legislature in 1868. He was appointed postmaster of Scottown, Lawrence county, Ohio. He is of French descent, who settled in Virginia at an early date, enduring many privations. His grandparents were Zackrin and Elizabeth (Gorman) Maupin. They died about sixty years ago. The postoffice address of Dr. Maupin 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.]


Josiah McCall
Is a farmer residing in Harrison township, where he was born June 24, 1837. His parents are James and Martha C. (Phelps) McCall, settlers of this county in 1806. Josiah was married to Annie E. Northup, in Green township, February 9, 1859; she was born in the same township, August 7, 1838. They have the following children: Roena E., born August 7, 1860, died March 24, 1861; Cyrus H., October 2, 1862, resides in Harrison; Josiah C., March 16, 1864, lives in Harrison township; Cora A., August 13, 1866, lives in Harrison township; Theodore S., May 9, 1870, died November 21, 1880; Edward O., July 19, 1873, resides in Harrison. The parents of Mrs. McCall are Henry C. and Charlotte (Gilbert) Northup, who came here in 1816. Address Mr. McCall at 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.]


Andrew C McCarley
Is a son of William and Sarah (Boggs) McCarley, both of whom are deceased. He was born in Jackson county, Ohio, February 27, 1823. His marriage to Susanna C. Woods took place in Gallia county, April 18, 1852. She is a native of this county, born February 28, 1822. She is a daughter of William and Rebecca (Edminston) Woods, both deceased. The following comprise the children of Mr. and Mrs. McCarley: William W., born July 25, 1853, resides in Huntington township; Mary, September 7, 1855; Jennie, September 5, 1857, deceased; Ella, January 30, 1861, deceased; Franklin E., April 1, 1867. Mr. McCarley came to this county in 1836, where he is engaged in merchandising in Ewington, 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.]


Jonas McCarty, Junior
Is residing on the family homestead, that has been their property for eighty years. Jonas, junior, was born in Cheshire township February 19, 1827. His father, Jonas McCarty, senior, was born October 7, 1791. He came from Shenandoah, Virginia, and his death took place in this county June 20, 1851. Esther S. (Rife) McCarty, the mother of Jonas, junior, was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, March 23, 1791, and is at this date, 1882, living with her son at the advanced age of 92 years; she has all her reasoning faculties and is smart. Mr. McCarty was married in Cheshire October 1, 1846, to Sophfrona Jones, who was born in Alexander township, Athens county, Ohio, August 29, 1825. She is mother of the following children: infant, born June 29, 1847, died September 6, 1848; Charlotte Esther, March 2, 1848, died May 10, 1850; Alonzo S., December 3, 1849, resides at home; Charles M., April 8, 1851, resides in Cheshire township; Missouri, May 7, 1853, died July 28, 1853; Cecelia A., Aug16, 1855, resides in Cheshire township; Adrann, July 1, 1858, resides in Cheshire; Serena A., September 10, 1859, resides in Cheshire. The parents of Mrs. McCarty were Elias and Charlotte (Smith) Jones. Her father was born in Essex county, New York, and died May 4, 1838, at the age of 44 years. Her mother was born in Vermont, and died October 4, 1871, at the age of 74 years. George McCarty, an uncle of Jonas, junior, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr. McCarty is a farmer and stock-raiser. His postoffice address is Cheshire, 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.]


Earl L. McCormick
Earl L. McCormick, manager and one of the directors of The J. F. Marshall Company, dealers in dry goods and general merchandise at Payson, is actuated in his business career by a spirit of enterprise that enables him to overcome all obstacles and difficulties in his path and advance steadily toward the goal of success.
He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, January 2, 1878, a son of Charles H. and Emma (Halliday) McCormick. The father, also a native of the Buckeye state, was of Scotch-Irish descent although the family has long been founded in America, early representatives of the name residing in Rockridge county, Virginia. This branch of the McCormick family comes from the same ancestral stock as the McCormick Harvester people. In early manhood Charles H. McCormick followed agricultural pursuits and following the Civil war turned his attention to merchandising as well as farming in Gallipolis. During the period of hostilities between the north and the south he joined Company B of the Ninety-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry on the 1st of May, 1864, when but seventeen years of age, and afterward served with the One Hundred and Forty-fourth. He entered the army as a private and was serving as sergeant when mustered out of service at Camp Chase, Winchester, Virginia, August 14, 1865. Later he became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, thus maintaining pleasant relations with his old military comrades.
In politics he was ever an active champion of the republican party and a recognized leader in its ranks in Ohio. For two terms he was a member of the state legislature of that state and he also was a valued member of the Board of Education of Gallipolis. His relation with the Grand Army of the Republic was that of charter member of Cadet Post. He was also one of the foremost workers in behalf of the Farmers Institute in his county and he took a most helpful interest in everything pertaining to educational, political, civic and moral progress in Ohio. He was an earnest member of the Methodist church, very active in its work, and for a number of years served as president of the Epworth League. He had almost attained the age of seventy years when he passed away January 2, 1917, for his birth occurred April 13, 1847. His wife was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, and is of Scotch lineage. She still occupies the old homestead in the Buckeye state, whereon she reared her family of six sons and a daughter, of whom Earl L. McCormick was the fourth child and third son. At the usual age Earl L. McCormick became a pupil in the public schools of his native city, passing through consecutive grades to his graduation from the high school. after which he entered the Ohio State University and there completed his studies. His early life was spent upon a farm to the age of eighteen years and during that period he became familiar with all of the duties and labors incident to the development of the fields and the cultivation of the crops. After leaving college he entered the employ of the Bancroft-Sheldon Company, wholesale dry goods dealers of Columbus, Ohio, with whom he remained for four years as an employee in the house, while for three years he represented the company upon the road as a traveling salesman.
He then established a retail dry goods store in Gallipolis, Ohio, and conducted business successfully there for eight years. At the end of that time he sold his interests and after one year devoted to farming he came to Utah, arriving in Salt Lake on the 1st of January, 1914. Soon afterward he removed to Payson and took charge of the business of The J. F. Marshall Company, with which he has since been identified. Under his management the trade of the house has been greatly enlarged in scope and importance, the establishment being today the leading store of Payson. Since the fall of 1918 they have occupied the Mendenhall block, a new modern business building, and they have a store most attractive in its appointments and equipments. They carry an extensive line of dry goods and general merchandise and every effort is put forth to please the customers and promote the growth of the trade. The sound judgment and business ability of Mr. McCormick have continually been manifest in the growth of the undertaking.
On the 18th of June, 1901, at Columbus, Ohio, Mr. McCormick was married to Miss Ruth Fuller, a native of the Buckeye state and a daughter of Thomas F. and Emily H. (Hedges) Fuller, formerly of Urbana, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick have three children: Thomas F., who was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, May 13, 1904; Alice M., likewise a native of that city, born January 4, 1907; and Jean, born at Payson, January 3, 1917.
At all times Mr. McCormick has been a most loyal supporter of America and her interests, especially throughout the period of the war, and he served on all the Liberty loan committees and also on the Victory loan committee. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party and he is now a member of the city council. He was a member of the school board in his home township. Fraternally he is identified with the Masonic lodge at Gallipolis, Ohio, having been made a Mason there in 1901. He belongs to the Methodist church and to the Payson Commercial Club and these different membership relations indicate the rules that govern his conduct and the nature of his interests. His has been an active, useful and honorable life, fraught with high purposes and crowned with successful achievement.
[Source: Utah since Statehood: Historical and Biographical Volume 2; By Noble Warrum; Publ. 1919; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]


Frank McDaniel, Junior
Teacher and farmer in this township, was born in Gallia county, February 2, 1850. His parents are Friend and Margaret (Wiseman) McDaniel; the former settling here in 1816, the latter in 1830. His wife, Euphemia, daughter of John and Sally C. (Neal) Stewart, who settled here in 1839, was born in Gallia county, November 28, 1851. She was married to him in this county September 7, 1873. They have four children, namely: Dorah F., born January 22, 1877; Nilla, August 13, 1878; Daisy May, May 4, 1880; Frankie L. R., December 12, 1881. Address, McDaniel's 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.]


Jehu L McDaniel
Served one year in the war for the Union, in the 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was born in Gallia county, Ohio, January 18, 1844, and is the son of Sylvester and Mahala McDaniel. His wife, Martha A., daughter of Truman and Hannah (Knowles) Guthrie, was born in Gallia county, Ohio, June 26, 1844, and was married to him in the same county, June 21, 1869. Their children are: May, born June 14, 1870; Ethel F., September 12, 1877. Her parents settled in this county in 1834. Mr. McDaniel's occupation is farming. Address, Eureka, Clay 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; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Marion McDaniel
Was born in Gallia county, September 18, 1834. His parents, Ephraim and Elizabeth (Shumate) McDaniel, settled in this county in 1811. His wife, Phoebe E., daughter of George and Mary B. (Briggs) Bird, was born in this county June 15, 1843. She was married to him in the same county, January 1, 1862. They have eight children, all of whom are at home: John W., born December 28, 1862; George, September 29, 1865; Mary E., September 13, 1867; Anna S., July 11, 1870; Albert, March 2, 1873; Marion R., October 17, 1875; Joseph E., October 10 1878; Minnie September 11, 1881. Mr. McDaniel is a farmer and stock-raiser in Walnut township. Address, McDaniel, 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.]


Sylvester McDaniel
A farmer in Walnut township, was born in this county March 7, 1818. His wife, Mahala, was born in West Virginia, April 2, 1821, and died June 16, 1871. She was married to him in this county, March 8, 1838, and had four children: William H. H., born March 3, 1840, lives in Gallia county; March E., December 11, 1841, lives in this county; Jehu L., January 18, 1844, resides in this county; Melissa E., November 19, 1850, at home. His wife's parents, Joshua and Mary (Row) Louks, settled here in 1822. Mr. McDaniel formerly held the office of township treasurer one year, township clerk three years, and commissioner of the county four and a-half years. His son, Jehu L., enlisted in the late war in the 173d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, and served to the close. His father was in the war of 1812, his grandfather in the revolution. His parents Jehu and Elizabeth (Boggs) McDaniel, settling here in 1807, were among the very earliest settlers. They were compelled to grate and pound their own corn, and their meat consisted of wild game. They raised their own flax, and spun and wove it for their clothing. Address, Sylvester McDaniel at 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.]


William H. H. McDaniel
A farmer in Walnut township, was born in Gallia county, March 3, 1840, and is a son of Sylvester and Mahala (Louks) McDaniel. He was united in marriage with Araminta D., daughter of Samuel and Mary (Keller) Copland, in this county, April 27, 1869. She was born in this county August 12, 1841, and is the mother of four children: Fred., born March 4, 1870, at home; Lucy, July 25, 1871, died January 24, 1873; Gertrude, February 12, 1873, at home; Clarence, September 2, 1874, at home. Mr. McDaniel has held the office of census-taker. 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.]


John P McFaden
Was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, July 9, 1833. He is a son of Timothy and Mary (Ellis) McFaden. His father was born in 1802, and his mother in 1807. John P. was married in Harrison township, October 27, 1867, to Margaret R. Waugh, who is a native of this township, born October 17, 1844. Their children are Sarah E., born December 19, 1869; Mary D., May 29, 1872; William A., January 29, 1874; Edna M., May 22, 1876; John O., August 2, 1878, died March 22, 1879; Charles H., February 8, 1880; Arthur B., February 10, 1882. Mrs. McFaden's parents are William T. and Sarah A. (DeWitt0 Waugh. Mr. McFaden is a farmer and is also engaged in school teaching. He is a resident of Harrison township. Mr. McFaden came to this county in 1852. His postoffice address is Mercerville, 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.]


Martin McHale
Is a son of Anthony and Anna (Brogan) McHale, settlers in this county in 1865. His father is deceased. Martin McHale and Alice Galligher were married in Meigs county, Ohio. She is a native of Boon county, West Virginia, while he was born in Ireland, November 7, 1848. Mrs. McHale is a daughter of Hugh and Julia (Langon) Galligher. Mr. McHale is engaged in the business of broom manufacturing and a merchant 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 B McLeod
Was born in Perry townshp, Gallia county, Ohio, April 8, 1830. His parents are Norman and Irena (Gates) McLeod, settlers of this of this county in 1810. His father was born March 28, 1799, and died April 20, 1853; his mother was born March 26, 1806, and died March 21, 1849. In the memory of Mr. McLeod, an old stockade stood on a knoll near Symmes' creek. It was about twelve feet high, built of white oak 20x22 inches through. From the nature of its construction it was supposed it was used as a fort, and it was named Fort Field by the early settlers. The date of John Cleve Symmes' operations in Ohio was about the year 1778. In that year he organized a colony of thirty families and in eight four-horse wagons they started for the west to Ohio, and the stream that courses through Gallia county was, no doubt, named after this man. Robert B. McLeod was married in Green township, Gallia county, December 25, 1861, to Lucinda Waddell, who was born in the same township, January 29, 1844. Her parents are John and Lucinda (Armstrong) Waddell settlers of Gallia county in 1810. Her father was born October 13, 1799, and died January 18, 1875; her mother was born March 31, 1802. She is the mother of two children: Thomas E., born May 10, 1863, and Irena L., born March 27, 1867. Thomas B. McLeod, a brother of Robert, was a volunteer in the 1st Nebraska Infantry, and served two years. He contracted a disease in the army which was the cause of his death in 1869. Mr. McLeod is a farmer and stock-raiser, with Cora, Gallia county, as his address. [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 McNeal
Was born in West Virginia, April 18, 1811 and came to this county in 1814. He is a son of Enoc and Jane (Moore) McNeal, both of whom are deceased. He was married to Sarah Dodrill in Huntington township, April 3, 1835; she is a native of this township, born October 11, 1816. They have the following family: Eliza, born January 29, 1837, deceased; Mary M., January 18, 1839, deceased; Elizabeth J., January 20, 1841, deceased; James F., July 28, 1844, deceased; Charlotte, May 6, 1846, deceased; Martha, July 21, 1848, resides at home; Alvira, October 16, 1850, deceased; Almira, June 14, 1852, resides in Vinton county; Ellen, June 18, 1855, deceased; Margaret, November 9, 1857, resides at home; Emma, June 27, 1859, resides at home. The parents of Mrs. McNeal were George and Elizabeth (Ewing) Dodrill, both of whom are deceased. Mr. McNeal is a farmer, residing in Huntington township. 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.]



Mary Menager

Biography of Mrs. Mary Menager.
Mrs. Mary Menager, consort of C. R. Menager, deceased, died on Sunday, the 10th inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Lewis Newsom, of this place. This venerable lady was a perfect embodiment of historical events. She was fully grown and residing in France, and saw the destruction of the Bastile in Paris in 1789, which was the forerunner of the revolution, headed by Robespirre, Danton and their coadjutors. In February, 1790, five hundred French emigrants, she being one of them, left Paris for the United States, to shun the horrors of a revolution, that might endanger the lives of all persons in the kingdom. In October following the whole five hundred arrived at the site, where they subsequently laid out the town of Gallipolis, which was then an unbroken forest. She was present and saw the first tree cut down, by Col. Robert Safford, then a marker for the surveyors of the Ohio Company.
She with others encamped on what is now the Public Square, until log cabins could be erected to shelter them from the rigors of the approaching winter.---She was then eighteen years of age.---The year following she was married to Claudius R. Menager, one of the emigrants, an active, enterprising young merchant; she joined him in every undertaking that promised a renumeration for their labor. They soon procured a stock of cattle, and every thing seemed to prosper with them, until the unfortunate St. Clair with his army were defeated, in 1791. Soon afterwards their settlement was visited by hostile Indians, killing a few of the emigrants found outside of the garrison erected by them, and drove off all the stock of the inhabitants found in the adjacent range, including a valuable pair of work oxen and a number of milch cows and other cattle belonging to this couple. But the loss was partially repaired by the enhanced value of their merchandize, consequent on a state of war. The United States were frequently sending troops down to Camp Washington, to hold the Indians in check, thus creating a demand for provisions of every kind. Soon the husband of Mrs. Menager erected an extensive bake-oven, and was daily seen with his sleeves rolled up and working a mammoth trough full of dough, preparatory to baking. His bread was proverbially good, and became so famous that not a boat passed but a stock of his bread was purchased, to last the hands until they reached Cincinnati. While a batch of bread had to be baked every day, his wife, with the assistance of his daughter, a little girl, attended to customers in the store to their entire satisfaction. They kept tavern at the same time, which was always well supplied with all the necessaries of good living. All those branches of business they carried on, until their store was increased in size, vieing with the best and most valuable stocks of goods in Ohio. In all that appertained to the business they were engaged in, Mrs. Menager was a valuable assistant, always ready and willing to unite her labors with those of her husband. She lived to see their wealth ample and sufficient to afford to each an easy independence.
Some seventeen years since, this worthy lady was afflicted with a cataract on both eyes, and despite of a surgical operation, she continued to endure a partial loss of sight until her death. But few ladies in Ohio have been more extensively known. For many years theirs was the only store, bakeshop and tavern in town, and all persons passing the country by land or water, seemed to be compelled to patronize them in some one of their avocations.
Mrs. Menager lived to see her four sons and daughter enjoying an easy independence. She also lived to see her adopted state rise as if by magic from a wilderness, to be the third state in the galaxy of this Union.
She died in the full belief that when all things shall be fulfilled according to God's eternal purposes, that the souls of the whole human family will be gathered to his presence to enjoy endless happiness.  [Communicated by L. Newsom.]  
[Source: "Gallipolis Journal", (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 28, 1854 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

Henry C Miller
Henry C Miller and Permelia Hycel were married July 11, 1867, in Lawrence county, Ohio. He was born in West Virginia, February 17, 1846, and is the son of Adam and Martha (Ward) Miller, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Miller's children are: Adam E., born April 24, 1868; Author C., July 24, 1869; Cordelia, January 21, 1871; Sarilda, October 30, 1872; Ralph T., January 28, 1874; Effa L., October 20, 1875; Clarea E., February 26, 1877; Jasper S., December 6, 1878; Verna E., July 24, 1880. All reside at home. The father of Mrs. Miller were Thomas Hycel, deceased; her mother is Clarca (Massie) Hycel. Mr. Miller was a soldier in the war between the States, enlisted February 23, 1865, in Company I, 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and serving until the close of the war, when he received an honorable discharge, December 18, 1865. He is a resident of Symmes' township, Lawrence county, and is engaged in business as a farmer and collier. His postoffice address is 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.]


James Miller
Was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1836; is a son of John and Sarah (Haines) Miller. He came to this county in 1871, and has helped administer the affairs of the county by filling the office of township treasurer three years and land appraiser in 1880, and also other offices. Mr. Miller's first marriage took place in Meigs county, Ohio, June 14, 1840. His wife was Harriet E., daughter of David and Elizabeth (Cummings) Grapes. She was born June 2, 1842, and died November 17, 1866, leaving three children, viz: Arnetta J., born May 24, 1861, resides at home, as do the other two; John E., February 14, 1863; David S., August 29, 1865. The second wife of Mr. Miller is Julia A. Barton, who was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, December 26, 1835. They were married in Gallia county, March 8, 1868, and have the following children: James A., born April 22, 1869; Isaac E., March 29, 1871; Cora L., January 25, 1873. Mrs. Miller was formerly married, in this county, to Dennis G. Armstrong, April 2, 1857. He was born in Washington county, Ohio, July 5, 1832. He was a son of Theodosia and Mary (Sprague) Armstrong. His death occurred June 21, 1864. The following are his children: Austin T., born January 3, 1858, resides in Meigs county, Ohio; Winafred M. (Coulter), September 16, 1859, resides in Meigs county, Ohio; Dennis A., February 3, 1862, resides in Meigs county. Mr. Miller's brother, William B., served in the war of the rebellion, enlisted in 1862 in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry for three years, and was discharged at the close of the war. Mrs. Miller's first husband, Dennis G. Armstrong, was also a soldier, enlisting in 1861 in the 53d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in a skirmish at Alatona Pass, Georgia, and died there in the hospital of his wounds, June 21, 1864, leaving a widow and three children. She had also a brother, Thomas A. Barton, who served in the late war, enlisting in 1862 in the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He joined Captain Blaser's sharp-shooters and was killed in an engagement near Harper's Ferry, in 1864. Mrs. Miller's grandfather, Thomas Barton, in 1862, the former at the age of 84 years, and the latter at 86 years. Mr. Miller is a farmer and proprietor of a saw-mill. His postoffice address is Alberta, Meigs 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.]


Elza F. Mills
A resident of this township, was united in marriage with Sarah E. Titus, in this county, May 6, 1856, and is the father of seven children, namely: Henry W., born February 14, 1857, resides in Green township, Gallia county, Ohio; Hattie M., August 6, 1862, at home; Mary B., August 12, 1864, at home,; Bert F., October 31, 1867, at home; Fannie W., January 6, 1870, died April 12, 1878; Fred K., August 23, 1873, at home; Helen, March 29, 1876, at home. Mr. Mills was born in Gallia county, Ohio, February 16, 1833, and is the son of John N. and Mary A. (Waddell) Mills. His father was born in this county in 1800, and his mother in 1806. His wife's parents, Leonard and Maria V. (Becker) Titus, settled in this county in 1835. His wife was born in Onondagua county, New York, February 8, 1835. Her brother, Richard L. Titus, served a short time in the late war. He was discharged on account of sickness and disability. Business, farming. Address, 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.]


John E Mills
Has held the office of commissioner in this county for nine years. He was born in this county February 23, 1840, and is the son of John N. and Mary A. (Waddell) Mills, who were born in this county in 1800, and 1806 respectively. He married Lydia Hutsinpiller in Gallia county, April 3, 1861. They have had five children: Anna B., born March 3, 1862, died September 17, 1863; Ross H., September 7, 1864, November 9, 1864; Frank H., April 27, 1866, at home; Charles S., June 6, 1869, died May 3, 1870; William C., June 10, 1872, at home. Mr. Mills' wife is a daughter of David and Maria (Windsor) Hutsinpiller, and was born in this county November 16, 1843. Mr. Mills' brother, Dr. W. W. Mills, was the war of the rebellion. His wife's brother, Reuben L. Hutsinpiller, enlisted in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, 1862, and was taken prisoner at Rogersville, Tennessee, thence taken to Belle Island, and from there to Andersonville prison, where he was confined until he died of starvation. Business of Mr. Mills is farming. Address, 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.]


Jacob Mink
Was born in this county, January 26, 1812. His parents, Abraham and Barbara (Lawrence) Mink, settled here in 1811. The first was born in Pennsylvania in 1790, and the latter in the same State in 1793. When they settled in this county it was destitute of roads, schools, mills and churches. They did mostly all their grinding of the grain by hand. Their meat consisted chiefly of wild turkeys and deer, with which the country abounded. Hogs and cattle ran wild in the woods, but there was no market for them. Corn used to bring fifteen cents a bushel, and wheat was sold for thirty cents. All their clothing was homemade. Jacob Mink was married in Gallia county, March 15, 1840 to Mahalea Jonson, who was born in Mason county, West Virginia, February 14, 1818. They have the following children: Annias, born January 8, 1841, died January 20, 1874; Enas A., September 27, 1842, resides at home; Margaret V. (Mackall), October 8, 1844, resides in this county; Barbara A. (Kincaid) and Rachel A. are twins, January 2, 1847 - Barbara lives in West Virginia and Rachel resides at home; Jacob J., August 4, 1849, died April 15, 1877; Amos F., April 20, 1852, resides at home; John L., November 4, 1854, resides in Hardin county, Ohio; Thomas, October 14, 1857, resides at home; Augusta, January 7, 1860, resides at home; Edmond, October 27, 1862, resides at home. Mr. Mink has two grandchildren named Viola M., born September 28, 1867, and William E., November 22, 1870. Mr. Mink has held the office of township trustee five years, and school director six years. Mr. Mink is engaged in farming in Addison township. His 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.]


George F Mitchell
Is a son of John and Anna (Plumer) Mitchell, who came to this county in 1836. He was born in Washington county, Ohio, July 19, 1819. He was married in Gallipolis July 12, 1846, to Mary Lasley, who is a native of this county, born June 24, 1824. She is mother of the following children: Mary E., born July 23, 1847, resides in Cheshire; Charles R., May 2, 1851, resides at Point Pleasant, West Virginia; Viola M., December 3, 1854; George, October 16, 1856, died June 18, 1859; Edward R., October 1, 1863, resides in Cheshire; Milo L., December 20, 1866, resides in Cheshire. The parents of Mrs. Mitchell are Abraham and Nancy (Reynolds) Lasley, who came to this county in 1797. Mr. Mitchell was a soldier in the late war, serving in the 100-day volunteers. The mother of Mrs. Mitchell was a soldier in the late war, serving in the 100-day volunteers. The mother of Mrs. Mitchell was a sister of Reverend W. S. Plumer, D. D. LL. D., of Harmony Presbytery, North Carolina. Mr. Mitchell's grandfather was a soldier in the revolutionary war, and when peace was restored settled in Marietta, Ohio. Mr. Mitchell is a carpenter and joiner, residing in Cheshire, 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.]


Wesley Mollohan
One of the most illustrious legal products of West Virginia was the subject of this sketch. He was a man of simple habits; was courteous and dignified in his general deportment; attended to his duties promptly and faithfully; was more inclined to listen than to speak; was kind hearted, frank, straight forward, and independent; was conscientious and upright, and was a philosopher and a thinker. In fact he knew something of most everything; could reason from cause to effect on most every branch of human knowledge, and could give a logical reason for every principle he chose to present. He was apparently always thinking about something worth while wherever and whenever one might chance to meet him. He had pronounced convictions practically on everything beneath the sun, except politics. Whilst he always claimed to be a Democrat, yet on election day he generally split his ticket. He was eccentric. That much cannot be denied. He was peculiar. He at times was abstracted. Like Cassius, "he thought too much." But no one can say that he did not always stand "four square" every day in the week and every week in the year.
Mr. Mollohan was the son of the Reverend Charles Mollohan, and was born in Braxton County, Virginia, January 31, 1841, and died while visiting in Kansas, September 25, 1911. His early education was obtained from the public schools of Gallia County, Ohio, and later at Gallipolis, Ohio, Academy. He possessed an aspiration for knowledge which no circumstances of his youth could suppress, and an ambition to achieve a name and place among men undaunted by any prospect which the future could present to his view. When he quit the Academy he read law under the direction of the late Judge Simeon Nash at Gallipolis, one of the eminent lawyers and text writers of Southern Ohio. In less than two years he was thoroughly prepared for examination. He was critically examined, passed with a high grade, received his license and was admitted to the Gallipolis Bar. He, along with James Henry Nash (son of Judge Nash), a brilliant, brainy young attorney, came to Charleston, West Virginia, in 1865, opened a law office and began a business which was lucrative from the day they hung out their "shingle." Mr. Nash died in about ten years after his arrival and location at Charleston. Later George W. McClintic and William Gordon Mathews became partners with Mr. Mollohan and were members of the firm at the time of his demise.
Mr. Mollohan's practice embraced a period of nearly a half century and extended through the State and Federal Courts to the Supreme Court of the United States, and he appeared in many important cases involving a large number of land titles, tax sales, forfeitures and kindred subjects in many of the different counties of the entire State, he being recognized as one of the foremost, if not the best equipped and strongest land lawyer West Virginia has thus far presented to the profession. He was also a specialist upon all matters involving the construction of all constitutional questions. Indeed he seemed ready and at ease in the discussion of all cases, and especially appeals to the higher courts, involving intricate questions of law. In all cases where he appeared he rarely failed to show that he was generally well fortified behind impregnable breastworks. His successes were the fruits of his unceasing efforts, of vigorous, systematic application, a rectitude of purpose and a determination which nothing short of the achievement of the highest and noblest ends could satisfy. He commanded success and he deserved it.
He was a marked man in another respect. He never was a candidate for an office, never held an office, and never wanted one. He was distinctively a lawyer, and allowed nothing outside of his profession to draw his attention from it. He married Miss Mary E. Donnally of Warren, Ohio, in 1872, who passed away in the early part of January, 1918. They left five daughters surviving them. Mr. Mollohan never connected himself with any religious organization, nor any secret society: He was an active member of the State Bar Association, and was president of the Association in 1902. He was a marked man, and must be classed among the great lawyers of his generation.  
[Source: "Bench and Bar of West Virginia" by George Wesley Atkinson, 1919 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Thomas J L Montgomery
Is a son of Thomas and Tacey (Swindler) Montgomery, who came to this county at a very early date, enduring many hardships. The subject of this sketch was born in this county, October 28, 1835. He was married in this county, August 27, 1857, to Lucretia Haskins, who is a native of Gallia county, born May 23, 1834, and died March 14, 1875. The parents of Mrs. Montgomery are Hiram and Elizabeth (Garlick) Haskins, settlers of this county in 1814. The children of Mr. Montgomery are: Deniza F., born August 7, 1858, resides in Guyan township; James P., March 28, 1860, resides at home; John H., March 21, 1861, resides in this township; Charles L., September 16, 1862, died October 22, 1865; Tacy E., April 7, 1864, resides at home; Clara E., November 5, 1865, died April 5, 1867; Eliza and William M, (twins), November 17, 1867, resides at home; Eugene A., September 2, 1869, resides at home; Lauria E. November 7, 1872, resides at home; Decatur, July 11, 1874, died October 5, 1874. Mr. Montgomery filled the office of assessor for one year; he is ministerial treasurer at present. One of his brothers served as a lieutenant in the late war; he served about four years, and was badly wounded; he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. Mr. Montgomery 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.]


John T Mooney
John T Mooney and Mary R Wetherholt were married in Gallia county, Ohio, July 4, 1878. He is a son of Matthew and Susan (Waugh) Mooney, settlers of this county in 1825. Mr. and Mrs. Mooney are natives of Gallia county. He was born October 9, 1855, and his wife June 4, 1856. They have one child, Bertie V., born April 12, 1879. The parents of Mrs. Mooney are Jacob and Sarah (McKean) Wetherholt, who came to this county in 1845. The subject of this sketch has filled the office of clerk of the township of Ohio since 1880. He is still filling the office. Mr. Mooney is a farm and he is also engaged in teaching. His postoffice address is Swan Creek, 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.]


Mathew Mooney
Is a son of John and Elizabeth (Norman) Mooney, settlers of this county in 1824. He was born in this township September 5, 1825. He is engaged in farming. He has held the office of clerk of the school board for over twenty years. Mr. Mooney married Susan Waugh March 14, 1848. She was born in Gallia county, November 14, 1830. She is a daughter of John T. and Anna (Sloan) Waugh, who settled in this county in 1800. Mrs. Mooney died July 20, 1882. The children of this marriage are as follows: Elizabeth A., born December 22, 1848, died July 14, 1854; Missouri E., February 18, 1850, resides in this township; Mary J., December 11, 1852, resides in this township; John T., October 9, 1855, resides in this township; Lora A., June 14, 1858, resides at home; Thomas J., June 10, 1860, resides at home; Charles W. and Etta, October 18, 1868, both resides at home; Walter J., May 15, 1872; Clarence, June 1, 1875. J. W. Mooney, a brother of Mathew, was a soldier in the Mexican war, and also in the late war. Mrs. Mooney had two brothers who served in the late war. The address of Mr. Mooney is Swan Cree, 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.]


Edward T Moore
Was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, April 5, 1839. He is a son of Thomas and Sarah (Richards) Moore. He came to Gallia county in 1878, from Charleston, West Virginia, settling in Gallipolis, where he is engaged as a wholesale and retail dealer in books, stationery, wall paper, window shades and fixtures, blank books, gold pens, albums, frames, chromos, bird cages, etc., and he is engaged in job printing, his office and store being located at the upper corner of the Public Square. Mr. Moore was married to Mattie F. Blake, at Swan creek, Gallia county, Ohio, January 1, 1866. She is a daughter of Anselm and Hannah (Trowbridge) Blake, and was born in Gallia county, June 2, 1846. They have the following children: Edward A., born October 21, 1867; Frank M., January 7, 1870; Sherwood A., October 23, 1871; Harry S., born December 17, 1873. Mr. Moore was county superintendent of public schools in 1867-69 for Kanawha county, West Virginia. He was a soldier in the war of the rebellion, enlisting in Company B, 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on the 6th of July, 1861, and served three years, principally in West Virginia. He took part in the battle of Scary Creek, second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam. His father was also a soldier in the war, a member of the Iowa Greybeard Regiment. The postoffice address of Mr. Moore 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.]


Daniel W. Morehouse
A farmer and resident of Springfield township, was born in Gallia county, November 18, 1835, and is a son of Charles S. and Lucinda (Sisson) Morehouse, who settled here in 1812. He married Letitia E., daughter of Letitia (Laughlin) and Edward Owen, in Gallia county, Ohio, June 2, 1859. Two children were the result of this marriage: Ida B. (Kerr) born July 29, 1860, residence Gallia county, Ohio; Edward A., May 18, 1864, resides at home. His wife was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1837, and moved to this county with her parents in 1846. Mr. Morehouse has held the office of township assessor for two years. 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; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


David J Morgan
Was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, September 8, 1821. He is a son of John and Catherine (Jones) Morgan. His father was born in 1785, and died August 7, 1858; his mother was born in 1787, and died February 14, 1871. They came to this county in 1842. Mr. Morgan has held the office of road supervisor for six years, school director for eight years, in Perry township. He was married in this township, January 29, 1853, to Mary Davis, who was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, January 29, 1834. She is a daughter of John K. and Mary (Frances) Davis, settlers of this county in 1842. Her father was born February 1, 1802, and died May 1, 1879; her mother was also born February 1, 1802. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are as follows: Magdaline, born October 31, 1853, was married to H. C. Priestley, in May, 1874, and resides in Green township; John F., March 26, 1855, graduated at the Columbus Medical College in 1881, and resides at Jaesan, Ohio; Catherine J., November 22, 1856, resides at home; Hannah, October 6, 1858, at home; James F., April 22, 1860, at home; Charles F., February 11, 1862, at home; Mary Ann, July 31, 1863, at home; David Grant, March 31, 1865, died June 7, 1878; Margaret E., April 6, 1867, at home; Deborah, July 14, 1869, at home; Sarah Eunice, June 6, 1871, at home; Richard T., March 26, 1873, at home; Jenkins Garner, December 6, 1874; Everett H., August 10, 1876; Clara B., March 27, 1878 Hannah Morgan was married to William R. Womeldorff, September 16, 1880, and he was killed October 8, 1880, by the running away of his team and a barrel of oil rolling on him and breaking his neck, death being instantaneous. He had just started housekeeping, and had only lived in his home one day. The first and only death among Mr. Morgan's children was David Grant, who died at the age of thirteen from peritonitis. He survived only twenty days from the time he was taken ill. This is the only death among fifteen children up to this date, August 9, 1882. Mr. Morgan is a farmer, his land being located in Perry township. His postoffice address is Cora, 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.]


Francis E Morrell
Was born in Stanton, Newcastle county, Delaware, January 14, 1851. His parents were William M. and Mary Jane (Everett) Morrell. His father died in June, 1867. His mother preceded her husband to the spirit land, departing this life Fe 17, 1866. Francis E. Morrell was married in Greenfield township, Gallia county, Ohio, on September 13, 1876, to Sarah Jane Lambert. Three children are the product of this union, as follows: Irvin, born July 5 1877, died July 7, 1877; Margery M., December 30, 1878, at home; Ida E., September 6, 1881, at home. Mrs. Morrell was born in Greenfield township, Gallia county, Ohio, October 31, 1860. She is the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (Felty) Lambert, who first settled in this county in 1800. The subject of this sketch first settled in Gallia county in 1870, where he follows the pursuit of farming for a livelihood. 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.]


Thomas R Morton
Was born in New York city, May 20, 1811. His father, Thomas T. Morton, was born February 14, 1777, and died October 18, 1842. His mother, Ann (Lamb) Morton, died April 15, 1855. They came to this county in 1818. Mr. Morton came to Gallia county when he was only eight years of age, and by his own exertions he has acquired a farm of 320 acres, and does not owe a dollar. His farm is well improved and under good cultivation. He has kept a daily account of his receipts and expenses since 1819. He was married in this county, January 4, 1844, to Martha Y. Womeldorff, who is a native of this county, born November 19, 1825. She is mother of the following children: Carrie M., born September 7, 1844; Fanny S., July 5, 1852; Lilly E., August 9, 1854; Thomas W., November 8, 1857; they all reside at home. The parents of Mrs. Morton are Daniel and Sarah B. (Bing) Womeldorff. They are both natives of Augusta county, West Virginia, and came to Gallia county in 1800. Mr. Morton held the office of township trustee for one year. Mr. Morton's farm is located 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.]


Jacob Mossbarger
Was born in Raccoon township, Gallia county, Ohio, July 4, 1822. His parents were John and Mary (Wheelbarger) Mossbarger. His father died in 1876, and his mother in 1865. The first wife of Mr. Mossbarger was Nancy Cherrington. They were married March 23, 1845, and she died November 14, 1849. She was mother of the following children: Mary, born January 22, 1849. She was mother of the following children: Mary, born January 22, 1846, resides at Oakdale, Antelope county, Nebraska; William, February 2, 1848, resides at same place. The second wife of Mr. Mossbarger is Martha McCarley. She was born in Raccoon township, December 21, 1824. She was formerly married to Thomas Warner, who was born in Marietta, Ohio, December 21, 1819, and died December 5, 1849. She is the mother of two children by him, viz: Anaximander, born March 30, 1846, resides in Oakdale, Antelope county, Nebraska; Moses J., January 17, 1849, resides in same place. The parents of Mrs. Mossbarger were Moses and Sarah (Hartsook) McCarley, settlers of this county in 1812. Her father died in 1851, and her mother, who was born in 791, died in 1880. The children by Mr. Mossbarger's second wife are: Sarah are: Sarah A., born March 25, 1857; Samuel E., September 15, 1860; John E., April 2, 1863; Effie E., February 1, 1866. They all reside at home. Mr. Mossbarger has held the office of supervisor for a number of years. Mrs. Mossbarger's son, Anaximander Warner, was a soldier in the late rebellion, serving in Company C, 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for tenmonths, and was discharged at the close of the war. Mr. Mossbarger's farm consists of 300 acres of choice farming land, situated on the banks of Symmes' creek, on section 16, Perry township. His address is Wales 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.]


Thomas Mossman
Was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, January 25, 1823. He is the son of John and Grace (Oddell) Mossman, who settled in this county in 1828. His marriage with Sarah B. Womeldorff, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Bing) Womeldorff, took place in this county September 12, 1860. His wife's parents came to this county in 1801 and 1799, respectively, and she was born December 28, 1827. They have three children, all at home: Edgar J., born November 2, 1862; Daniel E., December 2, 1864; and Thomas B., March 12, 1868. Mr. Mossman had two brothers in the late war, John and Andrew J., both of whom served and were honorably discharged. John Mossman, the father of Thomas, was born in Ireland in 1790, and came to America in 1811. He enlisted in the war of 1812 as a private, serving until the close, and receiving an honorable discharge. He first settled in New Jersey, then moved to Rockingham county, Virginia, remaining there several years, and then moved to Springfield township, Gallia county, where he resided at the time of his death, October 20, 1842. His wife died in December, 1860. Mrs. Mossman's father, Colonel Daniel Womeldorff, was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1781, and with his father removed to Augusta county, Virginia, remaining there until grown, when he moved to Springfield township, Gallia county, in 1801, where he resided until his death, April 15, 1847. His age was 66 years. In the war of 1812, he was captain of the Light Horse Company, and was promoted to major. He aided Governor Meigs in defense of the Northwestern frontier, and after three months' service received an honorable discharge. In 1814 he was elected colonel of the militia in his own county, which position he held for many years. He and Miss Sarah Bing were married June 7, 1821. She was born in Augusta county, Virginia, September 6, 1793, and moved to Gallia county with her parents in 1799, and is still living, at the advanced age of 89. Colonel Womeldorff was a member of the house of representatives of Ohio in 1819 and 1826; also a member of the senate in 1820, 1824 and 1825; and held many other positions of honor and trust. Mr. Thomas Mossman is a farmer and stock-raiser, and his address is Rodney, 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.]


Albanus A. Moulton
Was born in Roxbury (now included in Boston, Massachusetts), March 23, 1848. His parents are Albanus K. and Julia A. (Hall) Moulton. Mr. Moulton graduated from Yale College in 1871, having entered the junior class two years before. He then studied engineering in the Michigan University. He did service in the employ of the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company. He was elected professor of mathematics in Rio Grande College at its opening in 1876, and was elected president in 1879. He was appointed county examiner in Gallia county in 1878, and re-appointed in 1879. He was also a notary public. His father was connected with the Christian Commission during the war. Mr. Moulton and Laura L. Allen were married in North Linndale, Ohio, September 11, 1876. She is a daughter of Walter J. and Laura A. (Hoyt) Allen, and was born in Amherst, Ohio, July 16, 1852. They have the following children: Harold Hoyt, born August 1, 1877; Hugh Kimbal, August 1, 1877; Ernest Phillips, January 2, 1879, and Gertrude Evelyn, June 5, 1880. Mr. Moulton came to this county in 1876. His address 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]


Rev. John P. Mueller
Minister of the gospel in Walnut township, was born in Metternich, Germany, July 26, 1838. His parents, Christian and Gertrude (Hamacher) Mueller, live in Germany. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth C. Lauer in Parkersburg, West Virginia, November 20, 1877. She was born in Washington county, Ohio, September 10, 1846, and her parents, John and Margaret (Berg) Lauer, were born in Germany. Mr. Mueller settled in this county, March 17, 1877. Besides the profession of a minister he also follows that of teaching. 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.]


Enoch B Myers
Was born in Gallia county, September 3, 1851. He was united in marriage with Maggie J. Stewart, in Gallia county, February 16, 1876. She was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, August 13, 1851. Her parents, George S. and Catherine (Wear) Stewart, settled here in 1853. Mr. Myers' parents are John and Mary (Fralix) Myers. The former came to this county in 1828, the latter in 1833. His father was born in Giles county, Virginia, February 7, 1810; his mother in Pittslvania county, Virginia, June 12, 1810; they were married in Gallipolis June 24, 1833. Mr. E. B. Myers' business is farming. 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 William Myers
Was born in Walnut township, May 25, 1839. His parents are John and Mary (Fralix) Myers, the former settling here in 1828, the latter in 1833. His wife, Mary E., was born in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, November 11, 1839, and was married to him in this county, March 7, 1861. They have had eleven children: M. Florence, born December 26, 1861, resides in Porter, Gallia county, Ohio; Dora M., July 22, 1864, died April 25, 1867; S. Ellen, November 1, 1866; Robert F., October 6, 1868; Jemima C., August 1, 1870; Asa M., March 29m 1872; Nettie V., February 8, 1874; Fronie C., May 31, 1876; Oscar C., June 21, 1878; Lizzie D., July 27, 1880; Ada P., March 31, 1882; the nine last named are at home. His wife's parents, Ephraim L., and Catharine (Turner) Handlin, came to this county in 1849. Mr. Myers was a soldier in the late war, serving in the 141st Regiment Ohio National Guards, and was honorably discharged. Business, teaching and farming. Address, 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.]

 

 


 



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