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Aleshire brothers: Conrad, Michael and Peter
The Aleshire brothers, Conrad, Michael and Peter, came as emigrants from the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, to Ohio, in 1802, and settled first near the mouth of Kiger creek, until 1805, when Michael came to Leading creek and bought a farm, but afterwards moved to Salem, where he died in 1845. Conrad Aleshire came to Leading creek, settled on a farm; had a son, Abram, who came with him from Virginia, who was born in 1784, and who had two children, Anna and Preston Aleshire. Conrad Aleshire died in 1842, aged eighty-nine years. Abram Aleshire died in 1865. Peter Aleshire was a regular Baptist preacher and lived in Salem township.
[Source: The Pioneer history of Meigs County, Pub. by Berlin Printing Company, 1908]

Thomas Ashworth
Is a farmer and stock-raiser, residing in Cheshire township. He was born in Meigs county, Ohio, June 15, 1821. His parents were David and Frances (Dixon) Ashworth. His father died November 16, 1846, and his mother April 5, 1854. Catherine Mauck became the wife of Mr. Ashworth in this township December 25, 1848. She was born in Cheshire, June 14, 1823. The following are their children: Isaac D., born June 26, 1853, deceased; Dayton F., September 20, 1856, resides at home; Dell V., April 1, 1862, deceased. The parents of Mrs. Ashworth were Joseph and Elizabeth (Buswell) Mauck, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Ashworth has filled several township offices with credit to himself and the people whom he represented. He came to this county in 1852. 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.]


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