The Household Guide and Instructor, with Biographies; History of Guernsey County, Ohio, with Illustrations

The Household Guide and Instructor, with Biographies; History of Guernsey County, Ohio, with Illustrations

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...in Jackson township. When they first settled in this county there were but twelve houses in the township. Benjamin Wiers bought eighty acres when he first came, and entered forty more. This land was all heavily timbered, but in a few years he had a nice farm cleared, and by careful management and the aid of his good wife, soon paid for their farm and had a nice home to comfort them in their declining years. They had eleven children, six of whom are still living, as follows: Henry, Mary, John, Elizabeth, HannahJane, and Thomas. Benjamin Wiers was born in 1778, and died in March, 1861. His wife Nancy was born in 1789, and died in December, 1858. John Wiers was united in marriage the 2d day of November, 1843, to Miss Susan Linton. She was born November 11, 1818. By this union seven children were born, namely: Samantha J., William H., Mary L, Benjamin F., Thomas J., Martha A., and John C. The last named is single and resides at home. Mr. Wiers' attentention is devoted chiefly to sheep-growing. He owns one hundred and seventy-five acres of land, and has his farm well improved. John Frye was born in this county March 26, 1828. He was united in marriage August 1, 1854, to Miss Rhoda Moore, who was born in September, 1834. They have one child, Charles W. His parents, Henry F. and Sarah (Trenner) Fyre, emigrated from Hampshire county, Virginia, to Ohio in a very early day. He was born in May, 1803, and she in 1804. She died in 1875. He is still living, and resides in Valley township, this county. Mr. John Frye is one among the prominent citizens of Jackson township. In 1860 he was elected justice of the peace, which ofiice be held twenty-one successive years. He also served nine years as township 'clerk, and two years as treasurer. Rev. James...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935209
  • 9781236935205