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James Oiler
Is a son of Samuel and Polly (Caldwell) Oiler, who came to this county from Virginia in 1811, when it was a wilderness. James was born in this county, December 13, 1828. He was married to Eva Shiveley in Huntington township, September 18, 1853; she is a daughter of John and Hannah (Woollem) Shiveley, both deceased. Mrs. Oiler has been previously married, and the mother of five children, namely: Debora, born July 5, 1838, lives in Iowa; Hannah, September 19, 1840, lives in Vinton county; Henry, May 7, 1843, resides in Perry county; Jeremiah, February 1, 1845, resides in Kansas; Eliza Jane, June 16, 1848, resides in Gallia county. The name of her husband was Jacob Bard. Mr. Oiler enlisted March 7, 1864, in Company A, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until July 11, 1865. He was wounded in the jaw by a minnie ball at the battle of Atlanta, and after staying in the hospital only thirteen days he returned to his regiment, and served the remainder of his term. Mrs. Oiler is a native of Columbiana county, born September 3, 1814. Mr. Oiler is engaged in farming in Huntington township. His postoffice address is Chestnut 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.]


John Oliver
Was born in Jefferson township, Jackson county, Ohio March 1, 1838. His parents were Charles and Hulda (McIntyre) Oliver. His father was born in Virginia, and died in October, 1868; his mother died in December, 1844. John Oliver and Sarah Ann Crump were married May 22, 1874. She was born in Greenfield township March 1, 1838. Her parents are Joseph and Minerva (McLaughlin) Crump, settlers of this township in 1818. Her father was born in 1803, and died September 28, 1881. Her mother was born June 8, 1818. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver have one child: Minerva, born March 16, 1875. Mr. Oliver is a farmer and practical collier and miner. He came to this county in 1847. His postoffice address is Samsonville, Jackson 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.]


Jesse D Olmsted
Jesse D Olmsted and Leanna Bemiss were married in Allen county, Ohio, April 12, 1857. He was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, April 9, 1833, and his wife in Allen county, September 29, 1839. His parents are George and Chloe (Doud) Olmsted, both of whom are deceased. Mrs. Olmsted is a daughter of Horatio and Louisa (Thayer) Bemiss, both of whom are deceased. The following are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Olmsted: Stephen H., born February 6, 1858, resides in Gallipolis; Cassius C., September 15, 1860, resides in Guernsey county, Ohio; Effie L., deceased; Eleanor C., January 11, 1864, resides in Gallipolis; James E., January 9, 1868, resides in Gallipolis; John A., November 13, 1876, resides in Gallipolis. Mr. Olmsted was postmaster at Beaver Dam, Ohio, under President Grant's administration. Mr. Olmsted was a soldier in the late war, serving in the 151st Ohio National Guard; was a sergeant in the Company E, serving 120 days, and was honorably discharged. Mr. Olmsted is one of the publishers of the Gallia Tribune, the firm name being J. D. & S. H. Olmsted. The subject of this sketch settled in this county in 1882. His brother James M., was in the volunteer service in the late war, and died at Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1864. Mr. Olmsted is a regularly ordained pastor of the Disciple church, and held orders for last fifteen years. 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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