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Charles Augustus Ward
Ward, Charles Augustus, merchant and psotmaster of Marietta, O., was born July 27, 1870, in Marietta, O. He was real estate and insurance agent at West Superior, 1890-1902; publisher of the Inland Ocean in 1892-1900; proprietor of the Wakefield Hotel and member of the firm of Scott & Ward in 1900-13; secretary Introstile and Novelty Co. in 1900-13; president Washington County Savings Loan and Building Co. since 1908; president Delta Upsilion Chapter House Assn. since 1910; president Marietta Board of Trade in 1911; Board of Public Service in 1906-08; City Council in 1901-06. Now postmaster of Marietta since 1913. [Herringshaw's American Blue-Book Of Biography By American Publishers's Association, 1915 - Transcribed By TK]

Arthur Wellesley Warner
Was born in Washington county, Ohio, September 27, 1813; is a son of Anaximander and Lucretia (Porter) Warner. His father died May 31, 1843, and his mother in 1859. Mr. Warner was married in Harrisburg; this county, March 1, 1837, to Mary J. McCarley, who is a native of Harrisburg, Gallia county. Her parents are Samuel and Elizabeth (Boggs) McCarley, both of whom were born in this county. Mr. McCarley died March 11, 1841, and his wife is also deceased. Mr. McCarley was one of the proprietors of the land where Harrisburg now stands. The town was laid out by him and Charles Topping, the survey being made by Joseph Fletcher, who was county surveyor at that time. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Warner are: Virginia, born January 29, 1841, died September 13, 1841; Francis E. (Kerr), September 13, 1842, resides in this county; Emma L. (Howe), June 19, 1845, resides in Athens county, Ohio; Florence J. (Cerr), February 27, 1848, resides in Gallia county Ohio; Cyrus D., June 8, 1851, resides in Harrisburg, this county; Mary B. (Weed), January 11, 1856, resides in this county. The wife of Mr. Warner died July 7, 1878. Mr. Warner's son, Cyrus D., was married August 9, 18 , in this county, to Malinda A. Frederick, who was born in this county in 1847. She is a daughter of Henry and Hannah (Ewing) Frederick, and is mother of the following children: Lulu L., born May 27, 18 , died September 2, 1876; Bennie A., February 28, 18 ; Howard E., June 28, 18 ; Lorena E., March 12, 1881. Mr. Warner has been postmaster of Harrisburg since 1856, and is at present the oldest postmaster in this county. He has been a notary public for nine terms; also justice of the peace and other offices, at different times. By trade Mr. Warner is a blacksmith, and also a farmer. Address him at Harris, 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]

Wilson Waters
Waters, Wilson, clergyman, genealogists, historigrapher, author, was born Oct. 11, 1855, in Marietta, Ohio. He received a thorough education, and for some time studied divinity. He has received the degrees of M.A. and B. D. He is a clergyman of Chelmsford, Mass. He is the author of Ancestry of the Waters Family; and History of St. Luke's Church of Marietta; History of St. James' Church of Lancaster, Pa., and History of Chelmsford, Mass. [Herringshaw's National LIbrary of American Biography By Thomas William Herringshaw, 1914 - Transcribed By TK]

Maj. Haffield White
Maj. Haffield White was a native of Danvers, Mass.
At the commencement of the war, on the 19th of April, 1775, by the attack of the British troops on the militia, at Lexington, and the destruction of the stores at Concord, he was an officer in a company of minute men. The news of that attack was spread through the country with great rapidity; and men who in the morning were thirty miles from the scene of action, were on the ground before night, in time to harass the jaded and retreating Britons, from their first inroad into the possessions of the Massachusetts yeomanry. The result of that day taught them to be cautious in venturing far beyond the cover of the guns of their navy, into the land of these modern Spartans. The alarm reached Danvers in time for Lieut. White, with the company of minute men, to reach the flanks of the flying enemy, and, from behind the stone walls, throw several destructive fires into the ranks of the British. His own men suffered considerably; losing eight killed out of the company. Soon after this affair he was commissioned as a captain, and raised a company of men, which was among the most efficient and active in the service, especially at the crossing of the Delaware, and battle of Trenton, in December, 1701; many of them being sailors, and very useful in manning the boats to cross the army. He was with Gen. St. Clair in the retreat from Ticonderoga; and under Col. Francis fought manfully at the battle of Hubbardstown; thereby checking the pursuit of the British troops, and enabling the Americans to reach Stillwater, and form the nucleus of that army which soon after conquered Burgoyne, and turned the tide of conquest against our foes. He was engaged in many of the battles that preceded this overthrow, and thus shared in the glories and triumphs of Saratoga, on the 13th of October, 1777. At the time of the retreat from Ticonderoga, he was paymaster of the regiment, and in that disastrous affair lost a large sum of money, which was not allowed by the United States. When Col. Pickering took charge of the commissary department of the army, being acquainted with the integrity and activity of Capt. White, living in the same town, he was selected for one of his assistants, and remained in that branch of the service until the close of the war, when he was made a major. At the formation of the Ohio Company, he became one of the proprietors, and was appointed, by the directors, commissary and conductor of their first detachment of pioneers, which left Danvers in December, 1787. On their arrival at Marietta, he was continued as their steward for the first year; after which that office was no longer needed. His son Pelatiah was one of the forty-eight who landed from the May-flower at Marietta, on the 7th of April. In 1789 he engaged with Col. Oliver and Capt. Dodge, in erecting mills on Wolf creek. When the war with the Indians commenced, he left the mills, as they were much exposed to hostile attacks, and came to Marietta, where he remained until after the peace of 1795. He then resumed his possessions, a farm, near the mills, and lived with his son until his death. In person Maj. White was below the medium size, but thickset and robust; very active, and brisk in his motions; prompt to execute any business on hand in the most expeditious manner; complexion florid, and sanguine temperament, he was a brave soldier, and a very useful and industrious citizen. [A History of Belpre, Washington County, Ohio, by C. E. Dickinson, 1920, Transcribed by C. Anthony]

Thomas Wickes
Wickes, Thomas, clergyman, author, was born Oct. 31, 1814, in Jamaica, N. Y. In 1840 - 69 he was pastor of the First congregational church of Marietta, Ohio; and of the presbyterian church in Jamestown in 1869-70. He was the author of Exposition of the Apocalypse; The Son of Man; The Household; and Economy of the Ages. He died Nov. 10, 1870 in Orange, N. J. [Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography By Thomas William Herringshaw, 1914 - Transcribed By TK]

Conway Phelps Wing
Wing, Conway Phelps, clergyman, author, was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Marietta, Ohio. He was a presbyterian clergyman of Carlisle, Pa.; and long active as an abolitionist. He was the author of History of Cumberland County, Pa.; and History of the Presbyteries of York and Carlisle. He died May 7, 1889, in Carlisle Pa. [Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography By Thomas William Herringshaw, 1914 - Transcribed By TK]
 


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