Hocking County Biographies

W.M.DAWLEY, born Oct. 16 1823, was a son of Nathan and Annie Dawley. His mother is still living. Mr. Dawley was born in Athens County, and was educated in the common schools of the county. He was married March 1, 1849, to Miss Agusta Pugsley, daughter of James and Elsey Pugsley. They have two children-Oscar D. and Hattie. Mr. Dawley owns 514 acres of fine land, on section 34, Ward Township, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He is an old settler of the county, and a reliable citizen. Politically he is a Republican.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
PHILIP DEVOLL was born July 2, 1811, and is the son of Joseph and Sarah Devoll, who came to Ohio from Rhode Island in 1811 or 1812, and located in Ward Township in 1839. Mr. Devoll was married in November , 1831, to Miss Sarah Allen, a daughter of Asher and Polly Allen. They are the parents of six children---Cynthia, Polly, Eliza, Lorilla, Emma, and Eva.  Mr. and Mrs.Devoll have been members of the Bible Christian church fifty years.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883
DR. JOHN H. DONALDSON, son of Joshua Donaldson, of New Lexington, was born in Green Township, this county, Sept. 15, 1849. He attended Starling Medical College at Columbus, Ohio, from which he graduated Feb. 25, 1881, after which he immediately came to New Gore, where he commenced the practice of his profession, in which he has been very successful. Sept. 5, 1875, he was married to Mary, daughter of Cromwell B. Culver, of Gore. They have been blessed with two children--Orlando V. and Starling L.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883

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