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James C Tate
Was born in Venango county, Pennsylvania, May 25, 1833, and came to this county from there in 1839. His parents are David and Letitia (McLahaney) Tate. His father was born May 6, 1799, in Center county, Pennsylvania, and his mother was born June 15, 1802. Mr. Tate's grandfather, James Tate, was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was shot through the breast and a silk handkerchief was pulled through the wound his death occurred a few years after from the effects of the wound. His death occurred a few years after from the effects of the wound. The subject of this sketch was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted February 15, 1865, in Company F, 192d Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was in the command of General Hancock in the Shenandoah Valley. He participated in all the campaigns of the regiment, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war, in September, 1865. Mr. Tate is owner and proprietor of the Kyger flouring mills for the past twelve years, and at present is putting in a spoke, felloe and buz saw, the former of his own invention, in connection with the mill. The first wife of Mr. Tate was Mary Sisson, by whom he had one child, Laura, deceased. The present wife of Mr. Tate is Nancy Jane Morrow, who was born in Jackson county, Ohio, January 27, 1840. She is a native of Meigs county, Ohio. They have the following children: Lillie, born March 6, 1858, resided at home; Homer, October 11, 1859, died July 7, 1860; Mary A., June 19, 1861, died October 17, 1862; Sarah F., October 1, 1864, resided at home; Hugh, January 1, 1856; Harriet E., June 11, 1869; Grace, October 20, 1876. The parents of Mrs. Tate are John and Elizabeth (Tidball) Morrow. Her father was born in July, 1792, and died January 22, 1878. Her mother was born March 31, 1800. They are both natives of Pennsylvania. The address of Mr. Tate 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 Tate
William Tate and Nancy B. Tenney was married in Cheshire township June 13, 1858. He was born in Venango county, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1835. His wife was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, January 23, 1835. The parents of Mr. Tate are David and Letitia (McLahaney) Tate. His father was born May 6, 1799, and his mother June 15, 1802. Jonathan and Sarah K. (Yemmons) Tenney are the parents of Mrs. Tate. They settled in this county in 1841. Her father was born in 1801, and her mother in 1798. Mr. Tate has held the office of township clerk for six years, at intervals, and is at present filling the office. He is also an operator in coal, and is a farmer. James C. Tate, a brother of William, served in the war of the rebellion. The children of Mr. Tate are as follows: Celia M., born March 26, 1859, resides in Cheshire; Joseph, December 8, 1860, died December 20, 1860; Luny M., June 27, 1862, died July 20, 1873; Wallace, December 13, 1863, resided at home; Laura, June 1, 1867, resided at home; Harry, October 10, 1873, resided at home. Mr. Tate came to this county in 1839. 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.]


Abraham Thomas
Was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, October 22, 1830. He died October 37, 1876. He was a son of David and Jessie Dinah (Gray) Thomas, who settled in this county in 1837. They are both deceased. Elizabeth Jones became the wife of Mr. Thomas in Perry township, February 19, 1858. She was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, March 12, 1834. She is mother of the following children: Samuel, born August 24, 1861; David, January 23, 1863; Lizzie, April 18, 1865, Jessie D., August 5, 1866; John, March 5, 1868; Daniel, December 31, 1869; Gomer, January 8, 1874; Abraham, August 23, 1876; they all reside at home. The parents of Mrs. Thomas were John and Elizabeth (Samuel) Jones, settlers of Gallia county in 1838; they are both deceased. Her father's family were the first Welsh settlers in Perry township. Mr. Thomas by trade was a stone mason, and his work all done in a first-class manner. He was respected by all who had the honor of his acquaintance. The first Welsh church organized in Perry township was instituted by Rev. J. A. Davies, and the grounds, one and a-half acres, for church and cemetery, were donated by Mr. Thomas' father, and was called after his farm in Wales, Tynrhos. The postoffice address of Mrs. Thomas 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.]


Walter S Thorniley
Settled in this county in 1853. He is the son of Philip V. and Nancy C. (Martin) Thorniley, and was born in Washington county, Ohio, September 22, 1832. His father was born December 14, 1799, and died May 6, 1881; his mother was born in 1810. He has had two wives. His first wife, Mary J. Williamson, born March 26, 1833, died September 20, 1872. Her parents are both deceased, her father, Charles Williamson, having died in 1857, her mother, Martha Martin, in 1859. By this marriage Mr. Thorniley had seven children. They are: Charles W., born January 17, 1855, resides in Gallia county; Philip V., February 1, 1857, resides in Cabell county, West Virginia; Walter, November 3, 1859, and Anna A., twin to Walter, both living at home; Martha M., October 19, 1863, died January 12, 1864; Willis A., August 23, 1865; Mary B., July 13, 1867. His second wife, Sallie A. Racer, daughter of Dennis and Roena (Jett) Racer, was born in Washington county, April 26, 1835, and was married to him Washington county, August 10, 1864. She has had one child: Lucinda, born August 24, 1875. Mr. Thorniley has held the office of township trustee for four years. His father came here in 1822, and sawed the lumber for the steamboat Scioto. Occupation, 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.]


Wesley Tobin
Was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, May 3, 1831. He is a son of Isaac and Matilda A. (Benton) Tobin. Isaac Tobin was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, July, 1800, and died on the 9th day of October, 1881. His loss was mourned by all who knew him. He was married to Matilda A. Benton in 1834. Wesley was married in this county March 4, 1854, to Mary A. Danner, who is a native of Gallia county, born June 12, 1832. They have the following children: Sonorah (Swanson), born November 4, 1854, resides in Jackson county, Ohio; John W., June 5, 1856, resides in this county; Wesley R., April 4, 1858, resides at home; Mary A., February 2, 1860, resides at home; Lolia C., February 5, 1862, resides at home. The parents of Mrs. Tobin are Jacob and Sarah A. (Gaskin) Danner, natives of this county. Mr. Tobin's brother, Robert, enlisted in an Illinois regiment and served to the close of the war. Mr. Tobin has six brothers and one sister, namely: William, deceased; Edward W., James, John, Elizabeth E., Isaac R. and Samuel. Two brothers of Mrs. Tobin were also soldiers in the late war; James and John Danner. They both died in the service in the State of Tennessee, after serving about one year. Mr. Tobin came to this county in 1851, settling in Raccoon township, where he was engaged in merchandising and also as a farmer. His postoffice 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]



Joseph Trackler
Was born in this county June 1, 1850; his father, John Trackler, is one of the oldest settlers of this county, coming here in 1802. He was born in the Shenandoah valley, and was only nine years old when he came here. He is now eighty years old and very feeble. He lives on the same farm where he settled when he settled here. Hannah (Fisher) Trackler, the mother of Joseph, was born in Germany, and came to this country when she was nineteen years of age, ad since her husband has become so feeble she has attended to the duties of the farm herself. Joseph Trackler was married to Amanda E. (Mason) Fisher, at Gallipolis, June 1, 1880. She is a native of Putnam county, West Virginia, born July 1, 1853. She was married previously in the same county to William M. Fisher, November 17, 1872. He was born in Germany, and came to this country when he was three years old. He died February 22, 1880. He was father of the following children: Carrie, born August 26, 1873; and Ernest, February 21, 1877. The parents of Mrs. Trackler are Isaac and Charlotte (Robertson) Mason. Her father died July 15, 1866. Mrs. Trackler had three brothers in the late war. A half-brother, Charles H. Dury, enlisted in 1861 in the 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and two brothers, Stephen D. and Theador, both served in the Confederate army. All three returned home after the close of the war. Mr. Trackler is engaged in farming. His postoffice address 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.]


John J. Trefftzs
A resident of Springfield township, was born in Wertenberg, Germany, October 24, 1829. He came to this county with his parents, Gabriel and Mary (Fadderer) Trefftzs, in 1837. He was united in marriage with Mary C. Glassburn, in Gallia county, September 22, 1853. She was born in the same county August 29, 1832, and is the daughter of David and Polly (Sawyers) Glassburn. Their only child is Mary C. (Dyer), born December 3, 1854, lives in Gallia county. His brother, Lewis Trefftzs, served in the late war, enlisting in an Illinois regiment. He was wounded in the battle of Champion Hill, Tennessee. He was a prisoner, in the Rebel prison, but was finally exchanged, and returning to his regiment, served till the close of the war and received an honorable discharge. Mr. Trefftzs has held the offices of assessor, supervisor and school director. Business, farming, stock-raising and carpenter. Address, Heatly 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.]
 


William Trotter
Was born in Virginia, April 25, 1808, and came to this county in 1817. His parents are William and Mary (Cooper) Trotter, who also settled here in 1817. William was married in Harrison, December 27, 1832, to Rosannah Houck, who was born in Bedford county, Virginia, March 28, 1814. The parents of Mrs. Trotter are Felty and Susan (Kerns) Houck. The children of Mr. Trotter are: Frances, born December 13, 1833, died June, 1834; Elizabeth (Gilmore), December 25, 1835, resides in Harrison; Mary (Waugh), February 20, 1837, died February 5, 1882; Armena (Lindle), April 5, 1840, resides in Harrison; John, March 20, 1842, resides in Missouri; Marion, January 24, 1844, died August 13, 1869; Nancy S. (Frownfelter), April 4, 1846, resides in Harrison; Sarah, December 24, 1848, deceased; Phebe, (Earwood), April 6, 1851, resides in Clay township; William H., April 20, 1854, resides in Harrison; Thomas M., February 28, 1857, resides in Harrison township. Two of Mr. Trotter's sons were in the late war. John Trotter enlisted in 1862 in the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B, and served till the close of the war; Marion Trotter enlisted at Columbus in 1865, and was discharged at the close of the war. Mr. Trotter is a resident of Harrison township, where he is engaged in farming. His postoffice address is Leaper, 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 Tuck
Is a son of Anthony and Jane (Richey) Tuck, settlers of this county in 1840. Andrew was born in West Virginia, September 27, 1828. He was married to Eliza A. Rice, in Mason county, West Virginia, October 10, 1878. She was born in Putnam County, West Virginia, September 27, 1839. Her parents are Jacon and Lucy (Williams) Rice. The following are the children of Mr. Tuck by his first: Sarah J. (Carter), who was born March 7, 1840, and died May 11, 1871; Jeanette, February 28, 1860, resides in this county; Henrietta B., August 15, 1862, resides at home; Sarah V., June 27, 1864, resides at home; Mary J., September 30, 1867, died May 12, 1870. Farming is the occupation which Mr. Tuck follows, his farm being 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.]


William Henry Turner
Is a native of the county of Gallia, born July 4, 1829. He is a son of Jonathan and Mary D. (Collins) Turner, who settled in this county in 1828, and who are both deceased. Jonathan Turner was a soldier in the war of 1812. Annis Thompson, daughter of Elizabeth (Beeson) and Pierce Thompson, became the wife of William Henry Turner in Meigs county, Ohio, April 24, 1861. She is mother of one child, viz: Luther B., born May 4, 1862. She was born in Meigs county, February 22, 1838, and is deceased. Mr. Turner was elected justice of the peace in 1870 for three years; in 1861 he served as constable for one year; and he was elected as trustee in 1873, which office he has filled for nine years. He is a resident of Huntington township, where he is engaged in farming. 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.]


Abner Johnson Holcomb Tyler
Is a native of Huntington township, born August 24, 1844. He is a son of George and Olive (Holcomb) Tyler, who were both raised in Gallia county. Abner Tyler was married in Huntington township, November 18, 1866, to Sarah Elizabeth Bard, who was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, July 20, 1848. They have two children, namely: Eve Abagail, born November 13, 1870, and George Elmer, March 31, 1874. The parents of Mrs. Tyler, George and Levina Jane (Pancake) Bard, came to Gallia county in 1853. Mr. Tyler was a soldier in the war of the rebellion. He enlisted in Company D, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, and served until July, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge. He was elected school director in 1879. He is by occupation a farmer. 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.]

 



 



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