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Ephraim E Waddell
One of the oldest residents of Green township, was born in this county, September 29, 1831. His parents were William and Eliza (Eddy) Waddell, who first settled in Gallia county as far back as the year 1812, and have been closely identified with its best interests ever since. His mother died May 13, 1882. The subject of this brief history was married to Jennie Grayum on the first day of May, 1855, by Ira Eddy. Mrs. Waddell was born in Meigs county, Ohio, November 29, 1831. This marriage was blessed with six children, as described below: Charles W., born March 5, 1856, now a resident of the State of Missouri; Eliza E., November 3, 1858, living in this county; Robert B., February 13, 1862, living at home; Harry F., December 13, 1864; Mary March 4, 1867; and Jennie G., October 9, 1871. The parents of Mrs. Waddell were Charles and Martha (Van Sant) Grayum, both deceased. The Waddell ancestry settled in Gallia county as far back in its history as 1803. Mr. Waddell is a farmer, with postoffice address at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was a township magistrate for six years.  
[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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