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Washington County, Ohio
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Thomas McFarland
Thomas McFarland, of Belpre, Washington county, was kicked by a horse June 25th, and died the following Friday. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday,July 14, 1870 Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Harry McMillen
Marietta, O., Nov. 28.--Harry, infant son of Murray McMillen , died yesterday morning, aged six months. [Source: November 29, 1882, Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

James Means
Born, July 28, 1848, Haugay Rock, Ohio. Son of James W. and Mary Jane (Clarke) Means. Fitted at Marietta, Ohio. He traveled extensively in the United States and in Europe, but never engaged in any business. Died, July 27, 1895, Lawrence, Kans., of consumption. Married, Oct. 14, 1869, Mary Ward, daughter of Thomas C.H. and Lucy (Woodbridge) Smith, who survives. Children: Hugh, James W., Lucy W., Thomas C., of whom the first two are living. [Dartmouth College Necrology, 1899-1900, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]

Hon. Return Jonathan Meigs
At Marietta, (Ohio), on Tuesday, the 20th ult. Hon. Return Jonathan Meigs, formerly Governor of Ohio, and late Post Master General of the United States. [Statesman (New York, NY), Volume IV, Issue 30, Page 1, April 15, 1825 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Capt. Benjamin Miles
In Belpre, (Ohio) on the 29th of October last, Captain Benjamin Miles. [Massachusetts Spy (Worcester, MA), Volume XLVI, Issue 49, Page 3, February 4, 1818 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Deborah Selden Mills
Died, on Sun., March 6th, at the age of 41 years, Mrs. Deborah Selden Mills, wife of Col. John Mills, of Marietta, Ohio. [Source: Watchman of the South, March 24, 1842, Submitted by B. Ziegenmeyer]

Col. John Mills
Death of Col. John Mills - Marietta Loses One of Her Oldest and Most Prominent Citizens.
Marietta, O., March 14.--Col. John Mills died this morning in his eighty-seventh year. Col. Mills was born in Marietta, December 2, 1795, and has always lived in his natvie town. He early identified himself with the mercantile interests of the town, and continued through life as merchant, banker, and manufacturer, in which enterprises he had always been successful. In his death the city loses one of its best citizens. Up to the time of his death Col. Mills had enjoyed through all his life the best of health, and yesterday was walking about the city as has been his custom throughout his late years. Col. Mills' father came to Marietta four years after the first settlement here. He was a Captain in the regular army, and was made commandant of Marietta during the war with the Indians. His mother was a notable woman, earnest in her religious convictions, of strong intellect, kindly in disposition. To her was due much, doubtless, of that liberality for which he was distinguished throughout his life. It is a common remark among his fellow citizens that for more than half a century no enterprise was undertaken in the community promising to result favorably to the mental, moral, or material interests of the people to which he did not give his hearty support. He was a Trustee in Marietta College from the time of its establishment, and during that period contributed largely to the funds of the institution. He was chosen Director of the Bank of Marietta, in 1824, and the following year became its President, a position which he held until 1843. He was President of the Marietta branch of the State bank during a portion of the time between 1845 and 1863, and subsequently a Director in the Marietta National Bank and in the First National Bank. Up to the time of his death he was President of the Marietta Chair Company, the largest manufacturing establishment in the place, and also of the Marietta Gas Company. To him, as much as to any one, was due the inception of the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. Col. Mills was married in 1824 to Deborah Seldon Wilson. She died in 1842, leaving two daughters, Mrs. Maxwell, the wife of Rev. Geo. M. Maxwell, D. D., and Mrs. Col. I. C. Elston, of Crawfordsville, Ind. Col. Mills subsequently married Dorotha Webster, of Newburyport, Mass., who survives him. By her he had two sons, John and William. Up to his last hours Col. Mills took an eager interest in the affairs of the world, and the wisdom of old age was seasoned with a quiet humor natural to him. He was erect in bearing, and of fine personal appearance, with the courtly manners of the older school of gentlemen. [March 15, 1882, Cincinnati Daily Gazette - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

Isaac Mixer
At Marietta, Isaac Mixer, Innkeeper, aged 78. [Essex Register (Salem, MA), Volume XV, Issue 24, Page 4, March 25, 1815 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

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