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James H Pake, MD
Is a son of Philip L and Melissa A (Hopkins) Pake, and was born in Zanesville, Muskingum county, Ohio, April 10, 1857. His father died when he was six years of age, leaving his wife and two other boys. James was the oldest, and with the assistance of his mother the family was educated, it requiring the greatest economy and industry. Mr. Pake is a practicing physician, and although a resident of the town but a short time, he has a host of friends and a splendid practice. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Pake, James H. Hopkins, served in the war of 1812, and served to the close of the war. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1790, and moved to Morgan county, Ohio, with his father, George Hopkins, in 1806, where he was married in 1818 to Jane Alderman; from there he moved to Meigs county, in 1839. He had nothing but a team of young oxen to haul all his household goods. He had fifty dollars in cash, with which he purchased a farm of 350 acres. Marietta, sixty-five miles northeast, was the nearest trading point; with the exception of a neighbor one mile away, none were within five miles; he raised a family of sixteen children. All, with one exception, were healthy. The mother of Mr. Pake resides in Meigs county. Mary E. Armstrong, who was born in Pagetown, Meigs county, Ohio, November 20, 1859, was married to James H Pake at Pagetown, November 9, 1879. Her parents are William and Jane (Bowers) Armstrong, who reside in Meigs county. Philip L. Pake, father of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted March 6, 1861, in Company 1, 101st Ohio volunteer Infantry. He served until the battle of the Wilderness, where he was killed. Mr. Pake came to Cheshire in 1882, and he should be addressed at that place. [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 Park

Was born in Brook county, West Virginia, September 14, 1830. His parents were William and June (Adams) Park, who came to this county in 1880. His father was born August 16, 1808, and died September 19, 1864; and his mother February 14, 1811, and died July 24, 1882. They were married November 8, 1829, in Brook county, West Virginia, and had the following children: John, the subject of this sketch; Robert A., born September 23, 1832; Nancy M., April 11, 1835, resides in Meigs county, Ohio; William, April 27, 1838, resides in Marshall county, West Virginia; A. J., April 7, 1840, resides in Meigs county; Martin V. B., August 27, 1842, resides at home; T. B., January 1, 1845, resides in Portland, Meigs county; Jane I., May 22, 1848, married to Dr. J. G. Hamilton, and resides in Duvall county, Florida. The paternal grandparents of Mr. John Park were Robert and Margaret (Erwin) Park. Robert was born in Ireland. The maternal grandparents were William and Nancy (Cox) Adams, and they were born in England and Virginia, respectively. John Park's mother moved with four of her children from Virginia to Kentucky in 1873, and from there to Cheshire in 1880. The postoffice address of Mr. Park 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.]


Franklin Parkins
Was born in Perry township, Gallia county, Ohio, November 24, 1857. His parents are William J. and Rebecca (Wickline) Parkins. They first settled in this county in 1839, where they still reside. Franklin Parkins was married to Anise Pease on the 25th day of December, 1879, in Perry township, Gallia county, Ohio. The fruits of this marriage are two children: William S., born October 30, 1880, died June 7, 1881; and Lester N., March 30, 1882. Mrs. Parkins is the daughter of James B. and Rebecca (Shelton) Pease. James B. Pease served his country faithfully and well during the dark hours of the great rebellion. The subject of this sketch is a faithful worker in the Master's vineyard, in the capacity of a minister of the Gospel, in the Methodist Episcopal church. His education was acquired entirely by dint of energy and hard labor, as his advantages were exceedingly limited. 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.]


William G Parmley
William G Parmley and Margaret J. Small were married in Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio, October 3, 1864. He was born in Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, in 1838, and his wife in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the same year. They have one child, Annie L, born September 22, 1865, resides at home. The parents of Mr. Parmley were George and Ann (Watson) Parmley, who came to this county in 1833. His father died in 1856, and his mother in 1840. The parents of Mrs. Parmley are Richard and Mary (Edwards) Small, settlers of this county in 1847. Her father died in May, 1854. Mr. Parmley has held the offices of postmaster, justice of the peace, assessor and supervisor. The first postoffice in this neighborhood was South Newcastle, and the postmaster George House. Mr. Parmley is a farmer and stock-raiser. His farm is located in Ohio township. His postoffice address is Bush'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.]


Lewis Parry
Is a son of David and Mary (Davies) Parry, who settled in this county in 1852, and who are both deceased. Lewis was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, May 26, 1844. He has held the office of supervisor in this township for a number of terms. His brother, Evan Parry, was a soldier in the late war, enlisted in the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and serving eighteen months, when he was discharged for disability. Mr. Parry was married in Oak Hill, Jackson county, Ohio, September 16, 1847. Her parents, Jenkin J. and Mary (Morgan) Davies, were both natives of Wales, and are both deceased. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Parry are: Mary E., born February 16, 1873; Maggie Eunice, October 30, 1875; David C., September 8, 1879; Jenkin Albert, November 9, 1880. They all reside at home. Mr. Parry is engaged in farming 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.]


Daniel Patterson, M.D.
A physician and surgeon, studied medicine six years under James H. C. Miller, M.D., of Jackson, Ohio. He afterward graduated at the Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, and has been a successful practitioner for twenty-five years. He was born in Canada East (Stanstead Plain), May 27, 1823, and settled in this county in 1850. He is the son of Daniel and Jane (Fox) Patterson. His wife, Mary S. K., Daughter of Jehu and Elizabeth (Boggs) McDaniel, who settled here in 1807, was born in Walnut township, May 29, 1830. They were married in Gallia county October 10, 1856. Doctor Patterson's ancestry were from Connecticut and Massachusetts. His grandfathers, Mr. Patterson and Major Silas Fox, were soldiers in the revolutionary war. The former died in Canada East and the latter in Vermont. [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.]


Dr William K Patton
Dr William K Patton and Barbara A. Boston were married in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 9, 1840. Mr. Patton was born in Canada in 1816, and settled in this county in 1853. His wife was born in Sunfish, Ohio, October 2, 1823, and died July 27, 1878. She was the mother of the following children: Catherine L. L., born June 4, 1841, resides in this township; Mary Jane, June 15, 1844, died November 16, 1848; Elizabeth, October 5, 1846, died November 27, 1848. The parents of Mr. Patton were John H. and Elizabeth (Willson) Patton. His father was born in 1789, and died January 7, 1834. He was a teacher by occupation. Mr. Patton's mother was born in 1797 and died August 20, 1850. They both died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Patton's parents were Jacob and Catherine (Risher) Boston. Her father was born in 1788 and died March 12, 1857; her mother was born March 12, 1786; and died February 11, 1869. Mr. Patton is a physician, residing in Mercerville, Gallia county, Ohio, 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.]


Thomas W Paulin
Thomas W Paulin and Emma M Reed were married in Cheshire township at her home, December 25, 1881. They are both natives of the county of Meigs, he born June 20, 1856, and his wife March 14, 1863. The parents of Mr. Paulin are Solomon and Julietta (Hamilton) Pauline, who settled in this county in 1879, coming from Meigs county. His wife's parents are Reuben and Elizabeth (Mauck) Reed, who came from Meigs county in 1867. The grandfather of the subject of this sketch was a soldier in the war of 1812. Thomas W. Paulin was engaged in Pittsburgh as a brick-mason until the 11th of May, 1882, when an accident occurred to him by falling, dislocating his knee, but after a short time he recovered sufficient to return to his avocation. His postoffice address is Middleport, Meigs county, Ohio.
 

Thomas E. Peden
Is a son of John and Elizabeth (Ewing) Peden. He was born in this county September 13, 1832. His father came to this county in 1811, and his mother was born here. Mr. Peden is a minister and teacher, residing in Rio Grande. He was married in Albany, Athens county, Ohio, February 27, 1858, to Loueasy Martin, who was born in Monroe county, Ohio, February 28, 1837. Her parents are James H. and Tacy (Triplet) Martin. Mr. Peden was a soldier in the war of the rebellion. He enlisted in August, 1864, becoming a member of Company I, 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry; he served till the close of the war. His brothers, Henry and Jordan Peden served in Company B, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; they were in the following engagements: South Mountain, Antietam, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and others. They were both wounded at the battle of Mission Ridge. They received their discharge at the close of the war. Address Mr. Peden at 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]


Evan Phillips
Evan Phillips and Elizabeth Herbert were married in Cincinnati, January 8, 1853. They are both natives of Cardiganshire, South Wales. He was born in 1821, and his wife in March, 1826. They have the following children: John Herbert, born December 12, 1853, resides in Gallipolis: Thomas Everton, December 13, 1856, resides in Big Stone City, Dakota; Jane Eliza, October 5, 1858, resides in Columbus, Ohio; Daniel Everett, January 26, 1860, resides at home; Elizabeth E., October 29, 1861, resides at Columbus, Ohio; Caroline Anna, March 31, 1864, resides at home; James Hugh, November 18, 1867, resides at home; Anna, January 26, 1870, resides at home. Mr. Phillips had been previously married to Mary Powell, who was born in 1821, and died in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1849, leaving one child, Mary Ann, born December 31, 1845, resides in Scioto county. J. Herbert Phillips, the oldest son of the subject of this sketch, graduated at Marietta college in 1880, and is at present principal of Gallipolis high school. The second son, Thomas E., attended one term of school at Gallia academy, and one term at Rio Grande, Lebanon, and resides in Dakota. D. E., the third son, attended one term at Rio Grande and one at Waterloo, and one at Oak Hill, and is teaching. The parents of Evan Phillips were John and Ann Phillips, both of whom died in Wales. Mrs. Phillips' parents are John and Jane (Jones) Herbert. Her father was born in 1802, and died November 16, 1881. Her mother was also born in 1802, and is living in Jackson county. Mr. Phillips held the office of trustee for two years, school director nine years, and supervisor one year. He came to this county in 1866, and is by occupation a farmer and worker in iron. His address is Gallia Furnace, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Archelaus Pierce
Farmer and resident of Eureka, Clay township, settled in this county in 1840; was born in Mechlingburg, Tompkins county, New York, September 4, 1817; was united in marriage with Mary C. Cribbage, in Gallia county, May 22, 1850. She was born in Clay township, April 1, 1830. They have three children: Edward, born August 24, 1851, lives at home; William C., March 4, 1859, lives at home, Albert, November 6, 1862, lives at home. His parents were Horace and Anna (Robbins) Pierce. Her parents were Phillip and Catherine (Jeffers) Cribbage, both deceased. Mr. Pierce has the first grindstone that was brought to the township in his possession. It measured seven feet and one-half when new, and is now about twenty inches. Many came from adjoining townships to use it.  [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.]


Stephen Pollock
Was born in Ohio county, West Virginia, February 11, 1822. He came to Gallia county in 1843. His parents were Stephen and (Dunham) Pollock. His father was born February 26, 1790, and died July 28, 1862. His mother was born December 28, 1793, and died December 5, 1875. Barbara Hay became the wife of Stephen Pollock, in Gallia county, May 25, 1847. She is a native of this county, born April 4, 1828. Her parents were Rubin and Margaret (Aleshire) Hay. Her father was born June 22, 1793, and died April 16, 1875. Her mother was born in 1790, and died May 12, 1861. They came to Gallia county in 1817. They have the following children: Hamilton, born March 15, 1848; John W., April 16, 1851; Ruben II., February 14, 1853; Ann D., November 2, 1855; Stephen K., August 27, 1857; Maggie J., March 28, 1860; Thomas M., March 23, 1865. Mr. Pollock has held the office of trustee for several years. He did service for the government during the Morgan raid in 1864. Mr. Pollock is a resident of the township of Ohio, where he is engaged as a farmer. His trade is that of a moulder. He receives. His mail at Bush'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.]


Thomas A Pollock
Is a son of Stephen and Ann (Dunham) Pollock, and was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1815. His father was born February 26, 1790, and died July 28, 1862. His mother was born December 28, 1793, and died December 5, 1875. They settled in Gallia county in 1843. Mr. Pollock was married to Elizabeth A. Kennedy, in this county, February 16, 1847. She is a native of this county, born August 14, 1828. Her parents were Cornelius and Jane (Waugh) Kennedy. Her father died July 3, 1833, and her mother September 2, 1860. They came to this county in the year 1800. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Pollock are: Mary F., born October 4, 1847, resides at home; Hortense A., March 20, 1849; Thomas A., February 25, 1851, at home; Edgar S., September 12, 1853, resides in Illinois; Norman, November 24, 1855, at home; Emma, March 27, 1858, at home; John S., November 21, 1860, at home; Elizabeth, November 3, 1864, at home; Charles, November 24, 1867, at home; Salemma, April 10, 1870, at home; Ernest G., June 1, 1872, at home. Mr. Pollock has held the office of justice of the peace for six years, and has been a trustee for a number of years. He is by occupation a farmer, and also a moulder. His postoffice address is Bush'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 J Pool
Was born in Belmont county, Ohio, January 24, 1834. He moved from that county in 1853 to California, where he resided three years, removing back to Monroe county, where he remained until 1856, when he came to Gallia county. He was married to Isabella Jeffers, in Belmont county, May 27, 1856. She is a daughter of Francis and Margaret (Fulton) Jeffers, and is a native of the county of Belmont. Her father is deceased. Mr. Pool was elected to the office of infirmary director in 1865, and filled that position for nine years. He was elected to the same office in 1881, and still fills it. He is proprietor of a livery and sale stable in Gallipolis, where all letters should be addressed to him. [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 Porter
A son of Thomas and Ann (Topas) Porter, who came to this county in 1837, was born in Cabell county, West Virginia, in 1824, and settled in this county the same year his parents came, residing in Ohio township. He was married in Ohio township, in 1853, to Nancy Wilson, who was born in McMinn county, Tennessee, in 1833, a daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth (Van Zhandt) Wilson, who came to this county in 1836. The following are their children: Thomas, born in 18 , resides in Nelsonville, Ohio; Alonzo, in 18 , in West Virginia; Emma, in 18 , died 1879; Daniel, in 18 ; Melissa, in 1858; Walter, in 1860; John, in 1861; William, in 1864; Elizabeth, in 1866; James, in 1872; Robert, in 1874 - the eight last named reside at home. Mr. Daniel Porter is a miner by occupation. Postoffice address, Mercer bottom, Mason 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.]


Rufus P Porter
Rufus P Porter and Mary A Butler were married in Gallia county, July 28, 1864. He was born in Athens county, March 22, 1821, and his wife is a native of this county, born June 13, 1840. Their children are: Carrie E., born May 11, 1865; William P., December 28, 1866; Luther E. B., June 20, 1876; Kate, October 18, 1878; they all reside at home. The parents of Mr. Porter are Solomon C. and Phebe K. (Burnham) Porter; his father was born in 1798, and came to Gallia county in 1836; the mother of Rufus was born in the year 1801. The first wife of Mr. Porter was Elizabeth Heaton, who died December 10, 1863. To show the respect in which Mr. Porter is held by the residents of this township, it is only necessary to say that he served as county commissioner six years; justice of the peace, nine years; school director, fifteen years; and township treasurer, five years. The parents of Mrs. Porter are Fleming and Elizabeth (Eagle) Butler, settlers of this county in 1816. Mr. Butler was a soldier in the war of 1812, and drew a pension during his life. Mr. Porter is a farmer, residing in Huntington township. His postoffice 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.]


 



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