Portrait and Biographical Record of Guernsey County, Ohio; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States

Portrait and Biographical Record of Guernsey County, Ohio; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... between their sons, John and Joseph. Margaret MeGuffcy was also a native of the Keystone State, and was seventy-one years old at the time of her demise in 1888. Her parents were John and Margaret McGuffey, who, on landing on American shores from their native Ireland, located in Pennsylvania, where they lived the balance of their lives. In 1818 the father of our subject drove to Washington County, Pa., secured his wife, and with her returned to Ohio and began the work of building up a good home. To them were born eight sons and two daughters. William is farming in Liberty Township, this county. James, of this sketch, was the second-born. Joseph served as a soldier during the war and died while in the army. Porter, Andy and Samuel are farmers living in Iowa. John is cultivating a portion of the soil of Wheeling Township. Hugh is engaged in farming in Iowa. Elizabeth and Esther are deceased. John Rollstin was a very prominent man in his locality, and for many years served as 'I'ownship Supervisor and School Director. On the death of his brother Joseph. who left a valuable property, he was appointed his administrator, and in this, as in all other positions in life, his acts were prompted by the strictest integrity and honesty of purpose. He was a member of the United Presbytcrian Church, and gave liberally of his means toward the support of the congregation which he attended. James Rollstin started out in life for himself on attaining his majority, his first operations being on rented property. He was married about this time to Jane Adams, a native of Cohnmbiana County, this state, who was born August 27, 1822. She was the daughter of James and Margaret (McCullough) Adams, natives of Pennsylvania. Her father died in 1829, when in...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834739
  • 9781236834737