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John J Bing
Was a son of William and Nancy (Phelps) Bing, settlers of Gallia county in 1800. John J. was born in this county October 31, 1820. He was married to Mary J. Rathburn, in this county, October 10, 1844. She was born in Meigs county June 29 1821. They have the following family: Almira M., born November 19, 1845; William H., March 2, 1848; Alonzo E., September 22, 1850; James F., December 12, 1854. The parents of Mrs. Bing are John and Jane (Rieson) Rathburn. James P. Bing, a brother of John J., was a soldier in the late war. He served as regimental surgeon, holding the office of captain in the late war. He served as regimental surgeon, holding the office of captain in the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He resigned and returned home. He was engaged at the battle of Shiloh and others. Mr. Bing has held the following township offices: justice of the peace two terms, from 1854 to 1860; township trustee for seven terms, and at present holds the office of township assessor. He is by occupation a farmer. 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.]


James Edward Brading
BRADING, James Edward, lumberman; born at Pomeroy, Ohio,  June 2, 1865; Scotch-Irish descent; son of William and Abigail (Fisher) Brading; father’s occupation tailor; paternal grandparents James and Elizabeth (Nutt) Brading; maternal grandparents Gustavus and Abigail (Stanley) Fisher; educated at Gallipolis, Ohio; moved from Ohio to Chattanooga, Tenn., at the age of 16, where he was first employed by Hon. H. Clay Evans, who made him timekeeper for the Roane Iron Co., Rockwood, Tenn.; in 1884 went in the 1st National Bank of Chattanooga, and in 1889 moved to Johnson City and became cashier of Citizens’ Bank; in 1900 was elected cashier of the Dominion National Bank of Bristol, Va., and in 1902 organized the 1st National Bank of Norton, Va., in 1903 he disposed of his interest in the the 1st National Bank of Norton, Va., and the Wise Coal & Coke Co. and removed to Johnson City, where he has since remained; is at present President of Brading-Marshall Lumber Co., Johnson City, Tenn., Vice-Pres. Acme Builders’ Supply Co. of Elizabethton, Tenn., Director Jones-Marshall Lumber Co. of Morristown, Tenn., and Vice-Pres. First National Bank of Elizabethton; married Kate Stivens Nov. 20, 1889; member of Masons, Knights Templar and Mystic Shrine; Past Master Johnson City Lodge No. 489, F. & A.M.; Republican; Alderman Johnson City 1892-1893; member of Washington Co. High School Board, Johnson City Board of Education, and Trustee and Treas. of Washington & Tusculum College; member of Presbyterian church.  [Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by K. Mohler]


John A Brown
Was born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1825, and came to this county in 1851. His parents are John Oliver and Jane (Strain) Brown, who were residents of Pennsylvania. His father died in Texas. His grandfather, John Brown, died at the age of 165 years. The first wife of Mr. Brown was Susan Wine, who died October 13, 1852, at the age of 31 years. She was the mother of one child, Lucinda Jane, who was born October 16, 1849. The present wife is Mary A. Reynolds, who was born in Milton, Delaware, June 14, 1827. They were married in Gallia county, April 5, 1853. The following are the children by this marriage: Joseph Alexander, born June 14, 1860; John Henry, August, 1862; Mary Catherine, August 14, 1866; Nancy Jane, May 14, 1869; William Milton, April 14, 1871; they all reside at home. The parents of Mrs. Brown are John and Nancy (Massa) Reynolds, who came to this county from the State of Delaware in 1842. John A. Brown was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted in 1861 in the 7th Ohio Cavalry, Company K, serving to the close of the war without receiving as much as a scratch. He was taken sick with diarrhea and laid in the hospital for eight months; three of the months he was totally blind, and his eyesight is very poor at the present, still he does not receive a pension. Mr. Brown is a farmer, his land being located two and a-half miles northeast of Kyger and four miles from Middleport. He has about two and a-half acres of coal land. Mr. Brown had a half-brother, William M. Campbell, who was killed in the late war, in 1861, at Beaufort, South Caroline, by a bullet. The address of Mr. Brown 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 - tr. by A. Parks]



 




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