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McCoy Ralston
McCoy Ralston - and Sarah E. Gaston were married in Gallia county, Ohio, February 17, 1847. They are both natives of this county, he born January 7, 1815, and his wife December 23, 1825. The father of Mr. Ralston, Andrew, came to this county in 1805, and died here January 25, 1845. His mother, Elizabeth (Bing) Ralston, came here in 1800, and her death took place April 8, 1837. The parents of Mrs. Ralston were Jonathan and Selucia (Morton) Gaston, who died in August, 1825, and October, 1865, respectively. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ralston are: Morris W., born November 27, 1847; Jonathan A., September 21, 1849; Arthur M., October 13, 1854; Selucia E., December 15, 1866. They all reside at home. Mr. Ralston has held the office of township trustee for several terms and has filled the position of township assessor for three terms. J. R. Bing, a brother of Mrs. Ralston, was a soldier in the war of the rebellion. He enlisted in a Missouri regiment and served during the war. He got his honorable discharge and returned home. Mr. Ralston follows farming, his land being located in Addison township. 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.]


Hiram Rankin

Is a native of Lawrence county, Ohio, born November 15, 1818. He is now residing in Guyan township, Gallia county, where he is engaged as a farmer, and also as a counselor-at-law. He came to this county in 1840. His father, Armstrong Rankin, was born May 23, 1797, and died July 18, 1849. His mother, Hannah (Dilley) Rankin, was born March 27, 1797, and died July 18, 1849. They were married in Lawrence county, Ohio. Hiram Rankin has held the office of justice of the peace six years, and he has been mayor of Crown City for six years, and still fills the office. Mr. Rankin was married in Gallia county, December 12, 1839, to Susan Drummond, who is a native of this county, born July 10, 1823. She is a daughter of Thornton and Lucy (Stover) Drummond, settlers of this county in 1823. The children of Mr. Rankin are: Alamander T., born June 9, 1841, died July 12, 1849; Vinton A., June 28, 1843, resides in Crown City; Clarinda E., June 18, 1845, died May 14, 1846; Mary M., March 1, 1847, resides in Crown City; Hiram L., August 28, 1849, died February 20, 1852; John D., June 26, 1851, died March 17, 1853; Matilda (Steber) June 20, 1853, died April 22, 1878; Tacy A., April 2, 1856, resides in Guyan township; Asberna, June 29, 1859, died July 30, 1866. Vinton A., one of Mr. Rankin's sons, was a soldier in the late war, enlisting for three years, and serving till the close of the war. Mr. Rankin's brothers and sisters are: Mary, born January 13, 1813; John, October 26, 1821; Penina, August 16, 1823; Sarah, December 18, 18 ; William J., October 21, 1827; Asberenna, October 18, 1829; Matilda, January 24, 1831; Mahala, October 30, 1834; Tompson, December 27, 1836; Barnett, November 15, 1837; Dianah A., September 15, 1839; James L., June 31, 1834. The postoffice address of Mr. Rankin 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.]



Ruben Reed
Is a native of Washington county, Ohio, born October 13, 1830. He is a son of William R. and Pemelia (McAtee) Reed. His father was born October 19, 1801, and died June 16, 1864. His mother is still living. Ruben was married in Meigs county, Ohio, April 7, 1853, to Elizabeth Mauck, who is a native of Meigs county, Ohio, born December 9, 1833. Her parents, John and Mary (Knopp) Mauck, came to Gallia county, in 1818. Her father is a native of Virginia. The family of Mr. Reed are: John Augustus, born November 7, 1854, resides in Meigs county; Virginia O., deceased; Charles M., April 4, 1857, killed May 1, 1878, by a log rolling over him, living only thirty minutes after the accident, which occurred in Cheshire township; Silas M., June 28, 1860, resides at home; Emma M., March 14, 1863, resides at home; infant, died two days after its birth; Walter C., February 26, 1870. Mr. Reed has a farm of 200 acres, eighty of which is coal land, located four miles west and two miles east of Cheshire. Mr. Reed had two brothers in the late war; James and Park Reed. They participated in many battles, and the latter served during the entire war and came through without a scratch. David Reed, the grandfather of Ruben, was a soldier in the war of 1812, serving until its close. The date of Mr. Reed's arrival in Gallia county was 1867. He is engaged in stock-raising as well as farming. His postoffice address is Middleport, 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.]


Silas M Reed
A farmer residing in Cheshire township, was born in Meigs county, Ohio, June 28, 1860. He is a son of Reuben and Elizabeth (Mauck) Reed, who came to this county in 1876. He married Hannah M. McElhinny at her home in Meigs county, Ohio, on July 16, 1880, she being a daughter of Robert and Sarah (Calhoun) McElhinny, who were early settlers. Mrs. Reed was born in Washington county, Ohio, July 17, 1856. They have one child, Nellie, born September 23, 1881, who resides at home. David Reed, the great-grandfather of Silas M., served in the war of 1812, to its close. Postoffice address is, Middleport, 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.]


Samuel Rees, Senior
Was born in Gallia county, June 7, 1809. His father, Samuel, Rees, was born in the State of Virginia, in 1764, and was one of the earliest settlers of this township, coming here in 1797. His death occurred in 1832. Mary (McCalester) Rees, mother of the subject of this sketch, was born in Virginia, in 1775, and died in this township in 1850. Adeline McCoy became the wife of Samuel Rees, at Gallipolis, September 12, 1861. She was born in Putnam county, West Virginia, February 7, 1832. They have the following children: Samuel, junior, born October 3, 1862, died October 9, 1862; Mary J., June 28, 1865; Charles C., July 14, 1866; Anna B., November 5, 1867. Samuel McCoy, the father of Mrs. Rees, was born in Virginia, in 1807, and died in Putnam County, Virginia, in 1867. Virginia (McAlister) McCoy, the mother of Mrs. Rees, was also born in Virginia, in 1809, and died in Putnam county, Virginia, in 1879. Mrs. Rees had three brothers in the late war in the Confederate army. Lewis and Samuel McCoy enlisted in 1861, and Columbus McCoy enlisted in 1862. All three served to the close of the war and returned home. Samuel Rees, senior, the subject of this sketch, died March 12 1870. The postoffice address of his widow is Addison, 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.]


Charles Regnier
Is the senior partner of the firm of Regnier & Co., druggists, 184 Second street, Gallipolis. He was born in this city February 13, 1840. He is a son of Julius and Virginia Regnier. His father was born in Washington county, and his mother in Gallia county. Charles was clerk and captain of a steamboat on the Ohio river for about twenty-five years. He was in the late war, serving from the beginning to the close on a government transport. His oldest brother was a lieutenant in a battery of artillery. Mr. Regnier was married to Martha R. McNamara at Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1879, by the Rev. Dr. W. J. Robinson. She is a native of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. The postoffice address of Mr. Regnier is Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


Rev. Richard Richards
Was born in Glamorganshire, Wales, July 21, 1821, and settled in Gallia county in 1876. His parents, John and Margaret (Rees) Richards, died in Wales. Jane Davies became the wife of Reverend Richards, in Perry township, April 19, 1877. She is a daughter of Jenkins and Eleanor (Edwards) Davies, settlers of this county in 1838; her mother is deceased. Mrs. Richards was formerly married to William I Jones, who was born in March 1830, and died October 18, 1868. The following are his children: Isaac, born November 1, 1857, died November 17, 1859; Jenkins, October 2, 1859 resides at home; Eleanor, January 16, 1862, died February 1, 1862; Isaac W., January 10, 1863, resides at home. Mary Ellen, May 4, 1865, resides at home; Thomas, November 27, 1867, resides at home. Mrs. Richards had two brothers in the rebellion, named William J. and Daniel J. Davies. William was a member of the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Daniel of the 56th. William participated in a great many battles. Rev. Richards has been a successful worker for Christianity since the year 1850, and still continues his labors in both Congregational churches, (Welsh) Tynrhos and Nebo. 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.]


Henry Rickabaugh
Was one of the earliest settlers of Gallia county, coming here in 1800, with his parents when he was only thirteen years old. He was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, December 13, 1786. His parents are John and Elizabeth (Griffith) Rickabaugh. Henry was a soldier in the war of 1812, and his death occurred in this county April 1, 1869, at the age of eighty-three years. The wife of Mr. Rickabaugh was Elizabeth Danner, who was born in Pennsylvania, February 16, 1810. They were married in Gallia county, September 20, 1828. They have the following children: John H., born September 20, 1829, resides in this county; David W., July 2, 1832, resides in this county; Henry, April 25, 1824, resides in Jackson county, Ohio; Elizabeth, October 28, 1836, died October 10, 1845; Margaret M., January 8, 1844, died October 2, 1862; Julia A. (Edwards) July 16, 1846, resides in Gallia county; Wesley A., January 26, 1850, resides on the farm with his mother, who is seventy-two years of age. The parents of Mr. Rickabaugh are Jonathan and Elizabeth (Moyer) Danner, settlers of this county in 1819. Henry Rickabaugh was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted in 1862 in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and served three years. The postoffice address of Wesley Rickabaugh 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]



William Ridgway
Was born near the Indian Nation, in the State of Georgia, June 1, 1800. He is a son of David and Elizabeth (Wagoner) Ridgway. William came to this county with his parents at the very early date of 1803 Mr. Ridgway was married in Gallia county, Ohio, November 7, 1825, to Jane Dougherty, who is a native of Monroe county, West Virginia, born June 28, 1801. She is a daughter of John and Hadasie (Alder) Dougherty, and settled in this county with her parents, in 1818. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ridgway are: David A., born May 15, 1828, died April 28, 1853; Augustus W., March 7, 1830, resides in Harrisburg, Gallia county, Ohio; John J., January 22, 1832, resides in Gallipolis; Edward N., November 6, 1833, resides in Fayette county, Ohio; Junius N., April 26, 1835, resides in Harrisburg, this county; William H., March 19, 1837, deceased; Permelia J., December 22, 1838, deceased; Mary J., May 16, 1840, deceased. Mrs. Ridgway was married previous to her marriage with Mr. Ridgway to Mr. Nehemiah Wood, junior, which occurred in this county, August 11, 1821. He was a son of Nehemiah Wood, senior, and was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia in the year 1770, and died in 1824, leaving his wife and two children: Nancy, born June 20, 1822, resides in Gallia county, and Magnitia, December 2, 1824, died September 6, 1873. Mr. Ridgway held the office of justice of the peace for two years in this township. His death took place March 3, 1882. His son, August W., served in the war of 1861; he enlisted in 1863 in the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, Company G. he was appointed regimental commissary sergeant, and served as such eight months, after which he was promoted to second lieutenant and assigned to Company H, same regiment. He served as lieutenant until July 1, 1865, when he received his discharge. The address of Mrs. Ridgway is Harris 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]


Charles A Rife, M.D.
Is a graduate of Sterling Medical College. He attended one regular course at the Medical College of Ohio, at Cincinnati. He graduated at Columbus, Ohio, February 23, 1882. He is a practicing physician and surgeon at Kyger, where his abilities are appreciated by a host of citizens. He is permanently located there. He is a natural genius, handling tools well with his one hand, he having lost his left when six years of age. He is a native of this county, born November 26, 1858. His parents are Jonathan and Rosetta A. (Rowley) Rife, who were born and raised in Gallia county. Mr. Rife had four half-brothers in the late war. Their names are Edward S. and A. H. Shuler, and Jona and Stephen Rife. They were participants in a great number of battles. Edward Shuler died of heart disease at Chickamauga. Jona Rife was taken sick with measels on the Big Sandy river, Kentucky, and discharge for disability, and died soon after he reached home. Charles Rife and Lydia L. Matthews were married in this township March 24, 1880. She is a daughter of Charles W. and Taphena (Holcomb) Matthews, and together with her parents was born in this county. They have one child, Clara V., born May 1, 1881. The address of Mr. Rife is Kyger, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]



Jacob Riggs
Came to Eureka, Clay township, in 1823, with his parents, James and Mary (Bare) Riggs; the former died July 14, 1870, the latter lives with her son, Jacob. He is a farmer, and was born in Monroe county, Ohio, January 23, 1824. On March 28, 1848, in Gallia county, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Mary, daughter of Truman and Hannah (Knowles) Guthrie. They moved to this township in 1834. His wife was born in Washington county, Ohio, August 24, 1828. He has been commissioner of Gallia county from 1877 to 1882. He still resides to Eureka, Clay township. They have eight children, all living in Gallia county: Laura F., born May 20, 1849; Edward A., December 28, 1851; Mary H., November 11, 1854; Rosa B., August 3, 1857; James T., December 7, 1859; Jessie F., April 11, 1860; Celia E., August, 1864; Ernest J., June 19, 1873. Postoffice address, Eureka, 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.]


Calvin Edward Roach
Is a son of Jacob and Mary Ann (Shelenbarger) Roach. He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, June 25, 1855. He is a farmer of Ohio township. He was married in this township March 12, 1875, to Elizabeth Halley, who is a native of this township, born December 17, 1856. She is a daughter of Henry and Ann (Sheets) Halley, who settled in this county in 1826. Mr. Roach has one son, Samuel, born November 4, 1876. The subject of this sketch has held the offices of constable and assessor in this township; the first office he filled for two years, and the last for one year. Mr. Roach came to this county in 1872. His postoffice address is Eureka, 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.]


Alden Lothrop Roadarmour
Is an attorney at law and notary public at Gallipolis, and practices in all the courts of the State. He is a native of the Gallia county, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Rhoda (Loucks) Roadarmour, both of whom was born in this county. The grandparents of the subject of this sketch came from Virginia to this county at a very early date, and lived here until their death. John Roadarmour, the grandfather, was one of the pioneers of Harrison township, having the honor of killing the last panther seen in the township. He was a colonel of militia in 1812, and was for many years a justice of the peace in Harrison township, and was identified with the affairs of the township for more than sixty years. Mr. Roadarmour resided in Lewisburg, West Virginia, from 1870 to 1873, where he was engaged in the sewing machine and confectionery business. He went to Iowa in September, 1873, where he taught school. From there he went to the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, where he remained two years, when he graduated in August, 1875, taking the degree of B. S. he taught two years at Bartlett academy, Plymouth, Ohio, one year at Central Indiana College. He entered the University of Michigan in September, 1879, and graduated in March, 1881, and was admitted to the bar May 7, 1881, at Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Roadarmour was assessor of Harrison township for one year. 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.]


Samuel Robinson
Was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, April 9, 1829, and came to this county with his parents, Kinsey and Hannah (March) Robinson, in 1840. His father was born February 11, 1798, and his mother July 21, 1804. Mary C. Titus became the wife of Samuel Robinson, in Gallia county, Ohio, April 9, 1857. She is a daughter of Leonard and Maria (Becker) Titus, and was born in Onondaga county, New York, February 17, 1831. Her father was born March 24, 1791, and her mother June 3, 1805, they settling in Gallia county in 1835. The children of Mr. Robinson are: Flora H., born June 1, 1858; Elmer H., September 29, 1861; J. Titus, May 23, 1864; Joseph M., June 27, 1866. They all reside in: Morgan township. To show the respect in which Mr. Robinson is held by his neighbors, it is only necessary to state that he has filled the office of assessor nine years, township clerk three years, and justice of the peace fifteen years. He is engaged in farming, his land being located in Morgan township. His postoffice address is Eno, 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 Rodgers
Son of James and Margaret (Wright) Rodgers, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, December 27, 1827. He was united in marriage with Amanda C., daughter of Timothy and Anna (Smith) White, in Jefferson county, Ohio, June 26, 1851. She was born in Bruck, West Virginia, March 29, 1824. They moved to Mercerville, Guyan township, in 1852. They have a family of six children; Louisana, born May 1, 1852, lives in Green Bottom, West Virginia; Mary E., October 26, 1853, lives in Ohio township, Gallia county; Margaret A., September 20, 1856, lives in Clay township; James H., August 2, 1859, lives at home; Frank E., September 18, 1861, lives in Ohio township; Winfield, January 11, 1869, died March 21, 1869. He is a carpenter and farmer, and has one son married with Emma D., daughter of Jesse A. and Elizabeth (Amos) Wells, who was born June 21, 1863, and had one child, Myrtle M., born September 15, 1880. This township was quite a wilderness, and very thinly settled when he moved here. Postoffice address, 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.]


James Rose
Was born in Monroe county, Virginia, April 8, 1840. His parents are Jackson and Ruth M. (Woolf) Rose. At the breaking out of the war Mr. Rose still resided in his native county, and, being a thorough Union man, was arrested by the rebel authorities in February, 1862. They took him to South Carolina, where they forced him to join the army, and on March 9, 1862, he was sent to the 60th Virginia Infantry. He remained with his regiment until the 17th of October, 1862, when he escaped to the Union lines, and came to this county, his family following him. After working for a short time on the Ohio river boats he engaged in farming, which he has followed ever since. His brother, Joseph, was also forced into the rebel army, but made his escape after staying a short time. Jackson Rose, the father of James, was also arrested in 1862 and sent to prison at Richmond, and from there to Saulsbury, North Carolina, and died there December 5, 1862. He was a native of Allegheny county, Virginia, born December 17, 1815. Mrs. Rose had two brothers who were also forced to enlist in the Southern army. W. C. Newman served about one year and was taken prisoner by the Union forces and died in prison in 1863. William Newman served in the rebel army a short time and made his escape. James Rose and Elvira A. Newman were married in Uniontown, Monroe county, Virginia, August 11, 1857. She is a daughter of William H. and Elizabeth F. (Arthur) Newman. They have the following children: Martha V., born June 20, 1858; William J., July 26, 1860; James W., August 22, 1833; Viola A., March 22, 1868; Marion U., April 16, 1870; Everette G., June 12, 1878. The first three were born in Monroe county, Virginia, and the last three in this county. Mr. Rose has held the office of supervisor one year and school director three years. His postoffice address is Tycoon, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: "History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c"; James P. Averill; Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882]


John D Rose
Was born in Greenfield township December 26, 1844. He is a son of Pleasant and Amanda (Yingling) Rose. His father was one of the pioneers of this county, and had to endure a great many privations. He was a justice of the peace for six years, from 1873. He was also a soldier in the late war, entering the serve at the age of forty-four. He served one year in the 173d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and discharged at the close of the war. John D. Rose was married to Amanda M. McCormick, in this township, July 1, 1864. She was born in Mercer county, Virginia, July 19, 1844. The following are her children: William S., born January 10, 1865; Pleasant L., December 26, 1868; Allwilda C., February 6, 1871; Trinvilla C., November 16, 1873; Nellie M. December 17, 1875; Effie E., December 1, 1877; John E., July 17, 1880. They all reside at home. Mrs. Rose's father, Samuel McCormick, drove a team from Lynchburg to Richmond, Virginia, in 1841. They afterward removed to Kentucky where Mrs. Rose was compelled to leave her home and seek refuge in the Union lines in 1863. It was shortly afterward when she met Mr. Rose, to whom she was married. He was a poor but honest man, and their combined fortune amounted to $25 to start in life with, but by toil and economy they have secured a place they call home. Mr. Rose has held the office of school director for five years, and trustee for one year. The parents of Mrs. Rose were Samuel and Maria D. (Harmon) McCormick. Her father died in 1846, and her mother in February, 1867. Mr. Rose follows the business of collier and farmer. 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.]


Joseph W Rose
Was born in township October 2, 1851. He commenced business in 1872, in Montgomery county, Ohio, working at private work. In 1873 he taught school in Buffalo township, Putnam county, West Virginia, and his father being taken sick at that time he had to relinquish teaching, and attend to the duties of his father's farm. He afterward took a clerkship with Mr. T. L. Lloyd, in his store, in 1876, and in the fall of 1879 he commenced the mercantile business for himself on section 23, Greenfield township. He still continues in the business. His parents are John and Margaret (Johnston) Rose. His father was born May 5, 1842, and died in 1879. Elizabeth Bloebaum became the wife of Mr. Rose in Symmes' township, Lawrence county, Ohio, November 7, 1878, Constantine Hanly, justice of the peace, officiating. Mrs. Rose was born at Center Furnace, Lawrence county, Ohio, November 15, 1850. She is mother of one child: Fannie May, born June 16, 1882. Her parents are William H., and Elizabeth Beinker) Bloebaum; the first is deceased, and her mother resides in Lawrence county, Ohio. The postoffice address of Mr. Rose 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.]


Pleasant Rose
Is a son of Sebird and Annie (Lambert) Rose. He was born in Greenfield township, this county, May 15, 1820. His father was born April 20, 1799, and died July 5, 1855; his mother was born March 22, 1797, and died March 4, 1875. Mr. Rose was married to Amanda Yugling, in this township, November 4, 1841. She is a daughter of John and Catherine (Delong) Yugling, and is a native of Lawrence county, Ohio, born April 8, 1820. She is mother of the following children: John D., born December 26, 1844, resides in this township; Annie J., February 16, 1846, resides in this township; William I., August 21, 1847, resides in this township; Rhoda E., July 24, 1849, resides in Lawrence county, Ohio; Candace A., December 26, 1851, resides in Lawrence county; Margaret, August 26, 1853, resides in Lawrence county; Amanda E., December 1, 1857, resides in Lawrence county; Minnie B. Cross, an adopted child, born December 13, 1872. Mr. Ross has served as constable and township assessor three terms, clerk one term, trustee two terms. He was elected justice of the peace in 1873, and held the office for six years. He was enrolling clerk during the late war. He also served his country during the rebellion, enlisting in the last call for troops, and serving ten months. He is engaged in farming. 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.]


David Rothgeb
A son of Jacob and Barbara (Wideth) Rothgeb, was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, April 11, 1809, coming to this county with his parents in 1810; his mother was a German by birth. David Rothgeb was married in Cheshire, by Alexander Frazier, July 28, 1836, to Elizabeth Scott, who is a native of this township, born January 8, 1810. She is a daughter of Charles and Mary (Darst) Scott. The only offspring of this marriage is Mary Jane, born May 26, 1837, and who now resides on the homestead, managing all her business. The farm has a beautiful location, and is located three miles northwest of Cheshire, and about two and one-half miles from the Blue Sulphur Springs; she has about fifty acres of land, a portion of which contains coal. Her grandfather, Charles Scott, served in the old Indian war, leaving his wife and three children alone while he went to protect the settlement. He held the office of justice of the peace about 1830, for several terms. An uncle of Miss Rothgeb, also named Charles Scott, enlisted in Company A, 2d Virginia Cavalry, in 1862, was in a great number of engagements, and was mustered out shortly before the close of the war; his health was destroyed in the service. The parents of Mary Jane Rothgeb were Christian members of the First Kyger Free-will Baptist church for nearly forty years before they died, and, although they were afflicted nearly ever since she could remember, they always put their trust in God. Mary Jane Rothgeb became a member of the Second Kyger Free-will Baptist church in the eleventh year of her age, and still remains a steadfast believer in the verify of the religion of Jesus Christ, and has faith in Him as her never-failing friend. The address of Mary Jane Rothgeb 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.]


Admiral Rodney Rouch
Has a farm in Chester township, Gallia county, Ohio, containing fifty-four acres, twelve acres of which is coal land. It is situated one and a-half miles from Kyger and three miles from Cheshire. He is a native of this township, having been born here January 25, 1836. His parents are Gideon and Sarah (Roush) Roush. His first wife was Rosella Scott, who was the mother of one child, John H., born October 6, 1864; he lives at home with his parents. The present wife of Mr. Roush is Amanda J. Jenkins, who was born in Cheshire township December 25, 1838. Their marriage occurred in this township. Her parents are W. S. and Cynthia Jenkins. Mr. Roush served his country all through the war. He enlisted in Company F, 192d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served to the close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge. He was considered by his officers as one of the best soldiers in the regiment. George Roush, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the revolutionary war, and served until its close. Mr. Roush is engaged in farming and stock-raising. His postoffice address is Kyger, Gallia county, Ohio. [SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.]


William Y. Rowles
Was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, July 2, 1838, and settled in Gallia county in 1876. His parents are Elisha and Susan (Young) Rowles. Malinda, daughter of Wilson and Betsey (Davis) Liston, was married to William Rowles, in Gallia county, December 26, 1863. She was born in Vinton County, Ohio, February 28, 1836. The following are her children: Laura H., born September 23, 1864; Frank L., July 31, 1866; Ellen, May 6, 1868; John E., April 27, 1872. They all reside in Morgan township. Mr. Rowles was drafted during the late war. He was assigned to Company F, 43d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served eight months, when the war was closed. Mr. Rowles is a merchant, and also postmaster of Rowlesville, Gallia county, where all communications 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.]


Reuben A Russell
Is the son of Randal and Martha (Graham) Russell, and was born in Jackson county in the year 1840. He was kicked by a horse June 14, and died June 16, 1882. Both of his parents are deceased. Mr. Russell was a resident of the township of Huntington, where his widow is engaged in farming. He was married in Gallia county, Ohio, October 1, 1871, to Elizabeth R. Wilcox, who is a native of this county, born in the year 1843. She is a daughter of Stephen and Rebecca W. (Butler) Wilcox, who was married in this county on a very patriotic day, July 4, 1840. Mr. Russell was elected township trustee for one term in 1879. Mrs. Russell's 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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