History of Greene County, Ohio; Its People, Industries and Institutions Volume 2, PT. 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Bickett, father of these children, was born in the Coaquilla Valley, in Pennsylvania, about the year 1796, a son of Adam and Elizabeth (Reed) Bickett, natives of Ireland. who were married there and all of whose children save the two younger were born there, these latter, of whom /Villiam R. was the lastborn, having been born after they came to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania, where Adam Bickett died. Not long after the death of Adam Bickett, his widow and her children came to Ohio, driving through with a six-horse team, in 1818, and passed their first winter here with the household of Robert Hamill, Mrs. Bi'ckett's brother-in-law, who had come to Ohio during the previous year as a school teacher. In the spring of 1819 the Bicketts bought a tract of one hundred and fifty acres in the neighborhood of Xenia and there established their home. After his marriage in 1827 to Isabella Alexander, /Villiam R. Bickett established his home on that same place and there spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring in 1865. His widow survived him for many years, her death occurring in April, 1885, she then being eighty-three years of age. They were members of the Second United Presbyterian church at Xenia and their family have continued active factors in that congregation. Reared on the old Bickett farm, his father having died when he was but an infant in arms. Ed. S. Foust received his, schooling in the common schools and early became a practical farmer and stockman. To his original holdings at "Miami Valley Farms" he has added until now he is the owner of three hundred acres. Mr. Foust is vice-president and a member of the board of directors of the Commercial Bank of Xenia, is connected with the Huston-Bickett...
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