Pioneers Of Jefferson Township

Richland Co., Ohio


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Pioneers Of Jefferson Township

Bellville Star:  07 June 1883, Vol. 6, No. 36


Submitted by Amy


In October, 1869, there were 72 persons residing in this township who had come to the country previous to 1820.  Of that number 41 have died.  Their names are:

Jesse Mahagan Wm. Robinson Alex. Robinson
Nancy Robinson Nicholas Flaharty Eleanor Flaharty
George Ridenour Susan Bell Isaac Armstrong
John Ekey Wm. Weaver John Weirick
Sarah Chronister Mary Armstrong Abi Johnson
Betsey Lash Henry Swank Wm. Colly
Sally Hamilton Nancy Sargent Elizabeth Ball
Samuel Leedy Joseph Johnson Catharine Lett
Lydia Zolman Phillip Lash Richard Oldfield
Jas. B. Miller Eliza J. LeFever James Cleland
Rachel Swadner Mary Holland Abraham Stelts
Lydia Hines Rachel Gatton Delila Leedy
Susan Culvert Catharine Garber Christian Aungst
James Holtom George Beal -

Since the above date five have moved out of the township, namely:

James A. McCluer Margaret Durbin Josephus Flaharty
Daniel Mull Benj. Ridenour ---

Twenty-six yet living in the township are:

Mary Hardesty Isaac Gatton Elizabeth Hendrickson
Elizabeth Lee John Robinson Mary Weaver
Joshua Armstrong Samuel Shafer Abram Long
Almina Oldfield John Lett Eve Garber
Matilda Coursen Margaret Masters Sarah Gatton
Lewis K. Leedy Hiram E. Gibson F.M. Fitting
Josiah Armstrong Hezekiah Armstrong Reuben Evarts
Cyrus Day Samuel Aungst Albert G. Forquhar
Sarah Fleming John T. Dean ---

The average age of the deceased is 69 years;  of the living, 58.

Lewis K. Leedy is the earliest resident of the township, having become a resident June 4th., 1811.

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