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Dean Cheadle
Dean Cheadle, of the firm of Cheadle & Keyes, dealers in clothing, gents' furnishing goods, etc., Marion; born in Windsor Tp., Morgan Co., Ohio , Oct. 30, 1821. Came to Marion in 1842; he has been engaged in tailoring and mercantile business ever since he came here. In Oct., 1862, he enlisted in Co. K., 6th Iowa V. C; was Orderly Sergeant of the company from the commencement of service until he was mustered out, Oct. 17, 1865; was in all the engagements his regiment participated in. Mr. Cheadle's first wife was Ruth Ives ; she died Dec. 1, 1860; two children by this marriage now living— Charles R. and Sarah Emma ; lost three, who died quite young. Present wife was Marion L. Sartwell ; married Feb. 24, 1870; she was born in McKean Co., Ohio ; they have two children— Sylvia M. and Dean S.
[Source: "The History of Linn County Iowa ; Western Historical Company"; 1878; AW - Sub by FoFG]

Loren Cooper
Loren Cooper, wagon and carriage manufacturer, Marion; born in Morgan Co., Ohio , Nov. 2, 1851 ; came to Marion in 1860; he has worked at present business twelve years. Mr. Cooper married Mary C. Snyder Nov. 2, 1871 ; she was born in Pennsylvania, in 1853; they have two children— Alonzo Grant , born July 3, 1872, and Ettie May , born June 15, 1874.
[Source: "The History of Linn County Iowa ; Western Historical Company"; 1878; AW - Sub by FoFG]

Samuel Drake
Samuel Drake and Mary Tipton was married in Morgan county, Ohio, February 8, 1849. They have had nine children, namely: George D., born April 22, 1851, died October 14, 1852; Lucinda, January 30, 1853, lives in Lawrence county, Ohio; Margaret A., April 19, 1855, died June 24, 1860; Charles E., June 9, 1857, resides at home; John N., March 21, 1859, died July 10, 1860; Mary E., August 11, 1861; Martha E., August 12, 1863; Catherine L., March 19, 1866; Willie R., September 10, 1869. Mr. Drake, son of George W., and Catherine (Beckett) Drake, was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, January 15, 1828, and settled in this county in 1855. He has held the following public offices: township trustee ten years, assessor two years, and school director nine years. His wife, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Allen) Tipton, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, February 12, 1828. There have been great improvements in agriculture in Walnut township since he moved there, he having introduced the first two-horse plow in that locality. Business, farming and stock-raising. Address, Sand Fork, 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.]

Charles Burke Elliott
ELLIOTT, Charles Burke, Minneapolis. Res 2634 Portland av. Jurist. Born Jan 6, 1861 in Morgan county O, son of Edward and Angeline E Elliott. Was educated in public schools and Marietta (Ohio) College LL B; Univ of Iowa 188; LL D 1895; Marietta College LL D 1904; U of M, Ph D 1887.  Judge municipal court 1890-93; judge 4th district 1893-94; Minnesota supreme court 1904.  Professor Corporations and international law U of M 1890-97.  Member American Bar Assn; International Law Assn.  Author of many legal works and contributor to magazines and periodicals.
 ["Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota". Publ.  1907 Transcribed by Anna Parks]

William Foulke
FOULKE William, Minneapolis.  Res 558 Lincoln av, office 815 Germania Life. Lawyer.  Born in Morgan county O, son of William and Eliza (Walker) Foulke.  Married to Margaret J Dewees.  Educated in public schools and Mt Pleasant (O) Academy.  Worked on farm and studied law; admitted to bar and practiced in McConnellsville O 1868-83; twice elected state's atty Morgan county O; mayor Malto O.  Moved to St Paul and engaged in practice of law to date.  Member Masonic fraternity and IOOF. [Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota. Publ.  1907 Transcribed by Anna Parks]


Joseph Howard
Has been twice married. His first wife, Nancy, daughter of John and Nancy (Meloy) Bird, was born August 17, 1830, and died August 1, 1874. She left four children: Willis T., born May 5, 1853, lives in Barren county, Wisconsin; Davis W., April 19, 1857, resides in Barren county, Wisconsin; John J., May 28, 1859, lives in Springfield, Ohio; Emma F., June 9, 1868, at home. He married his second wife, Mary W. Neal, in Gallia county, July 13, 1876. Three children are the result of this marriage: Alta B., born June 27, 1877; Cora May, February 8, 1879; Chester F., April 13, 1881. She was born in Gallia county, March 18, 1841. Her parents, Thomas and Belinda (Allison) Neal, came to this county in 1817. Mr. Howard was born in Morgan county, Ohio, January 18, 1828, and settled in this county September 18, 1855. His parents are James and Alan (Moore) Howard. He enlisted in the late war, in Company K, 173d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He formerly held the office of trustee for three years. He was elected county commissioner in the fall of 1880, for three years. He was elected county commissioner in the fall of 1880, for three years. Business, farming and stock-raising. Address, McDaniels, 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.]


Alfred Edwin Kenney

Alfred Edwin Kenney, son of Martin and Mary E. (Hosey) Kenney, was born at McConnelsville, Morgan county, Ohio, October 5, 1867. Early in life he came with his parents to Burning Springs, Wirt county, West Virginia, where he received a public school education, through the high school grades. After this he attended Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, and in the excellent law department of this well-known Jesuit university he took his professional studies, from 1893 to 1895; at his graduation he received the degree of Master of Laws. Mr. Kenney settled first at Grantsville, the county seat of Calhoun county, West Virginia, and here he was most active, not only in professional life, but also in politics. Several times he was chairman of the Calhoun county Democratic committee; through five sessions he represented this county in the state legislature; in 1897 he was a member of the constitutional commission; several times he has been assistant clerk of the West Virginia house of delegates; from 1908 to 1912 he was secretary of the Democratic state executive committee; from 1910 to 1912 he was a member and active at the headquarters of the Democratic congressional committee of the fourth district, and treasurer of the committee; in the same year he was chairman of the state convention of his party, held at Huntington, and one of the presidential electors who cast the vote of this state for Wilson and Marshall as president and vice-president of the United States. He is the author of Kenney's "Geography of West Virginia." Mr. Kenney is interested in oil, is a director in the Parkersburg Banking & Trust Company, and a stockholder in several other banks. He 1s a member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In religion he is a Catholic, being a member of St. Xavier's Church of this city.
[Source: "West Virginia and its people", Volume 3 By Thomas Condit Miller and Hu Maxwell - TK - Sub by FoFG]

Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore, brother of Thomas, who in his younger days was a school teacher and held certificates of qualification as such from four states, was born in Morgan county, Ohio, in 1830. He lived in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa near the Nebraska line, and Colorado. In 1897 he was stricken with paralysis, and since then has done no active work. He is a joint owner with Thomas of the farm on which they live, and has never married. His services as a teacher were highly appreciated by all who had the benefit of them, as he was a most progressive educator and far ahead of his day in the profession in many ways, and while possessing breadth of view as a theorist was highly endowed with executive ability and teaching power. He also exhibited high character and admired courtesy of manner in his work.
[Source: Progressive Men of Western Colorado, Publ 1905. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Thomas C. Moore
Thomas C. Moore, the second son and oldest child now living of the eleven born to his parents, Joseph D. and Jane (Brown) Moore, is a native of Morgan county, Ohio, where his life began in 1827. His father was a native of Pennsylvania and when a young man came to Ohio, then the far West of the country, and settled on a farm in what is now Morgan county. He was a blacksmith by trade and worked at his craft, for which there was great need in the sparsely settled country in which he lived at that time and conducted the operations of his farm also. In 1855 he moved his family to the vicinity of Des Moines, Iowa, where he remained until his death in 1865, at the age of sixty-five. He was a son of Joseph and Mary (Clemson) Moore, Pennsylvanians by nativity and Quakers in religious belief. Joseph was a blacksmith and his son learned the trade under his instructions. The father of Joseph was James Moore, who was born and reared in Ireland and came to this country a young man, settling in Pennsylvania where he passed his life working at his trade as a blacksmith. Thomas C. Moore's mother was born in Perry county, Ohio, the daughter of Isaac and ______ (Clayton) Brown, of that state. Her father came from Ireland with his parents when he was a child and they took up their residence in Ohio, where he grew to manhood and remained until his death. She was the mother of eleven children, and died in 1881, aged seventy-five. Mr. Moore grew to manhood in Ohio and Kentucky, and after reaching his legal majority lived six years in Indiana, taking up a tract of uncultivated land in White county and making a good farm of it. He then moved to Iowa where he did the same, and on the farm which he redeemed from the wilderness in that state he lived thirty-five years. At times in the various places of his residence he has worked at the carpenter trade, which he learned before leaving Kentucky. In 1893 he came to Colorado and settled on the farm of eighty acres which has since been his home. Soon after taking possession of it he panted about half of it in fruit trees and these have been in good bearing order for several years, and growing in value and increasing their yield from year to year until they are now in full vigor and very productive and profitable. He conducts a stock business of good proportions but distinguished more for the quality of its product that its extent, his chief concern in this line being the breeding and handing superior horses of Hambletonian strain. He was married in 1851 to Miss Elizabeth Betts, a native of Ohio, who lived on the farm adjoining that of his father, and with whom he was in almost constant companionship from childhood. She died in 1897 at his present home, aged sixty-seven years, and was buried at Grandview cemetery at Montrose. Having no children of their own, they reared a niece and an adopted son, Francis Moore, who married Miss B.W. Marsh, of Montrose. Mrs. Moore's parents were Jordan and Nancy (Smith) Betts, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Ohio. They lived many years in Ohio, then moved to Illinois where they both died.  
[Source: Progressive Men of Western Colorado, Publ 1905. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Abraham Penny
ABRAHAM PENNY, farmer and stock raiser, section 29, was born February 26, 1832, in Morgan County, Ohio. His father, Daniel Penny, was a native of Maine, and his mother, Sarah (Taylor) Penny, was born in Virginia, but was principally raised in Ohio. Abraham was the eighth in a family of ten children. He was taken to Miami County, Ohio, when small and reared to manhood on a farm, receiving a common school education. He has given his attention to agricultural pursuits through life. In 1849 he moved to Cass County, Indiana, and remained there six years, and thence to Nemaha County, Nebraska, in the spring of 1856. He lived there thirteen years engaged in farming. On the 4th of November, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, Second Nebraska Cavalry, in which he filled the position of corporal. This company served on the frontier. In 1869 Mr. Penny came to Atchison County and settled in Rock Port, where he remained seven years engaged in farming and milling. He located where he now resides in the spring of 1877. He owns 160 acres of fine land; has a nice orchard of 120 apple trees, 80 pear trees, etc. He has filled the position of school director. Mr. P. was married June 1, 1854, to Miss Mary Munty, a native of Preble County, Ohio, and a daughter of William and Elizabeth Munty. She was born June 25, 1836. They have six children: William, born October 6, 1857; Sarah E., born June 8, 1861; Lucinda F., born October 8, 1864; Abraham Lincoln, born August 20, 1867; Mary C., born September 6, 1869; Verta Eugene, born June 4, 1876. Four are deceased. Mrs. Penny is a member of the Baptist Church.  
[The History of Holt and Atchison Counties, Missouri; St. Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882. Transcribed by K. Mohler]

William Cyrus Sprague

SPRAGUE, William Cyrus, editor, author, publisher; born, Malta, O., (Morgan Co) Feb. 25, 1860; son of William P. (ex-congressman) and Martha A. (Roberts) Sprague; graduate Denison University, O., 1881; Cincinnati law School, LL.B., 1883; married at Urbana, O., June 24, 1885, Caroline Ellis. Was admitted to bar, 1883, and practiced law in Ohio, Minnesota and Michigan ten years; organized the business in which he is now engaged, known as the Sprague Correspondence School of Journalism (three separate corporations). Also managing editor American legal news, Law Students’ Helper, How to Wirte, The American Boy (all monthlies). Editor national Bankruptcy News and reports, 1900-01. Author: After Dinner Speeches, 1886; Sprague’s Abridgment of Blackstone, 1893; Quiz Books in Law, 1896; Three Boys in the Mountains, 1902; Napoleon Bonaparte, 1904; Felice Constant, 1904; The Boy Courier of Napoleon, 1904. Trustee Kalamazoo College, Michigan Military Academy. Member Commercial Law League of America (president, 1895-96, chairman executive committee, 1896-1900); Ohio Society of Detroit (president, 1904-05). Member Board of Commerce, Beta Theta Pi college fraternity, Detroit Credit men’s Association. President Men’s Club, member Detroit Club. Recreation: Farming. Office; 733-744 Majestic Bldg. Residence; Woodward Apts.
[Source: "The Book of Detroiters". Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, 1908 - CW - Sub by FoFG]

G.H. Stanley
STANLEY, G. H., Farmer and Stock Raiser, Sec. 31; Geneva P. O.; born in Smyrna, Chenango Co., N. Y.. August 29, 1829 ; came to Illinois in July, 1845, and to this county in 1866; owns farm of 200 acres, valued at $10,000. Married Mary A. Fall, in May, 1858, who was born in Morgan Co., Ohio, March 15, 1839; has one child, Newton H. Has a grove of five acres of maple and willow.
[Source: "1877 McHenry County, IL Directory" KT - Sub by FoFG]

 

 


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