History of Hocking Valley, Ohio; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Volume 731, No. 1392

History of Hocking Valley, Ohio; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Volume 731, No. 1392

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... adjoining farms where they grew up and married, making that county their 110me until the time of their death. ' . Blackstone died when James " about years of age. Mrs. Blackstone afterward waffle her brother-inlaw, Thos.l Blackstone. Both are now dead, M" this he began working at the cabinet trade which he continued at ter he was married. Then he turned his attention to carpentering, which occupation he followed in the vicinity of Claysville for nineteen years in succession. InA 1861 he came to Hocking County where he had eighty acres, a part of the farm on which he now lives. He moved into an old log cabin not three rods from where his residence now stands. In connection with his work on farm he also kept at his trade during the summer months, having erected a number buildings in this and Vinton counties. At two different times he made additions to his farm, having at present 226 acres under good cultivation. The land has large veins of iron ore, also some coal running through it. Mr, Blackstone has been connected with the United Brethren church since 1862. He was reared a Methodist, and has been a member of the church since he"was sixteen years of age. He has been School Director ot Washington Township for the last three years. They have had seven children, nve of whom are now living, two sons and three daughters-Nancy J ane, Charlotte C. (deceased), Mary Maria, William' Brown, Joseph H., Martha Ellen, and one dying in 111fancy. Mr. Blackstone has always been ahard-working man, and although he has shared all tl1e hardships common to the times in which he lived he is now, at the age of sixty-one years, enjoying remarkably good health. He is still full ot' that...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236978838
  • 9781236978837