Past and Present of the City of Zanesville and Muskingham County, Ohio; Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Leading and Prominent Citizens and Illustrious Dead
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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...early days. The father and sons did the work of the fields and cared for the stock. They raised sheep and the daughters of the household spun the wool and colored the yarn which was then woven into cloth from which garments for the family were manufactured. They also kept five or six cows and traded the butter for groceries and other necessaries. Francis Herdman, however, continued to carry on farming throughout his remaining days and he passed away in Salt Creek township, March 10, 1855, in the sixty-first year of his age. He was a man of strong religious convictions, held membership in the Reformed Presbyterian church and lived a life in harmony with its teachings. In politics he was a whig. The cause of education found ui him a warm friend and he did much for the development of the schools in his locality. He was himself a well educated man, was a good penman and was neat and methodical in his habits. When he removed with his family to.luskingum county he found the school in his home district was little more than a name, the teacher being incompetent and the curriculum very limited, but he was made a school director and at once set to work to improving the school. which within a short time showed the effects of his efforts. His wife. too, was also deeply interested in education and the moral development of the community and was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. She survived him for about twelve years. passing away in the year 1867, at the age of sixty-seven years. Francis and _Iargaret (HansonI Herdman were the parents of eight children: 'illiam. who was born.Iarch 2, 1819. became a farmer and is now deceased; James was born in 'ashington county. l'eimsylvania, .ugust 10. 13.21; Jacob, born September 23. 1823. and Jane, .
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