Location: Licking County OH

Biographical Sketch of Ambrose Swasey

Swasey, Ambrose; manufacturer; born, Exeter, N. H., Dec. 19, 1846; son of Nathaniel and Abigail Chesley (Peavey) Swasey; early education in schools of Exeter; degree of engineering Case School of Applied Science, 1905; Sc. D. Denison University, Granville, O., 1910; married, Hampton, N. IL, Oct. 24, 1871, Lavinia D. Marston, daughter of David and Sarah Ann (Dearborn) Marston; entered into partnership with W. R. Warner (Warner & Swasey), 1880, mfrs. machine tools and astronomical instruments; the 36-inch Lick telescope, the 26-inch of Naval observatory, Washington, the 40-inch Yerkes telescope, as well as a new and exceptionally accurate dividing engine, are some of the firm’s achievements; invented Swasey Range and Position Finder, adopted by the United States Government; pres. The Warner & Swasey Co., pres. the Caxton Building Co.; director the Cleveland Trust Co.; Chevalier Legion of Honor, France, 1900; trustee of Denison University, Granville, O.; vice pres. Y. M. C. A.; past pres. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, N. Y.; past pres. the Cleveland Engineering Society; past pres. Chamber of Commerce; member Institution of Mechanical Engineers of Great Britain and British Astronomical Assn; fellow Royal Astronomical Society; member Country Club, Cleveland; Engineers Club, N. Y., University Club,...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert William Smith

Smith, Albert William; college prof.; born at Newark, O., Oct. 4, 1862; son of George H. and Mary (Sanborn) Smith; Ph. C., University of Michigan, 1885; B. S., Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, 1887; Ph. D., University of Zurich, 1891; married Mary Wilkinson of Cleveland, June 5, 1890; prof. chemistry, Case School of Applied Science, since 1891, Yellow A. A. A. S.; member American Chemistry Society, American Institute Mining Engineers, American Electrochem. Society, Society Promotion Engineering Education; has contributed to technical papers in society...

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Biography of Hon. Eugene Mortimore Kerr

The records of Muskogee and the state would be incomplete and unsatisfactory were there failure to make prominent reference to Eugene Mortimore Kerr, who has served as a member of both the house of representatives and senate in the general assembly and who in many other ways has contributed to public progress and improvement, while in business circles he has gained a most creditable name and position. Mr. Kerr was born in Granville, Ohio, November 11, 1869, and is a son of E. M. and Elizabeth Triphena (Roberts) Kerr. The father was engaged in the real estate business for many years, thus providing for the support of his family. His father and his grandfather erected the first houses in Chicago that were sold on the installment plan. Eugene M. Kerr pursued his advanced education in Central College, a Presbyterian institution in Central, Ohio, and when his textbooks were put aside and he made his initial step in the business world he became a bookkeeper at Columbus, Ohio, occupying the position for two years. He was afterward with the Rocky Mountain News at Denver, Colorado, for a year and later he was sent by that paper to the Cherokee Strip at its opening, arriving there on the 16th of September, 1893, and covering the news for the paper which he represented. When his health had improved he resigned his position...

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Carver, George Washington – Obituary

George W. Carver Civil War Veteran Died Monday Night George W. Carver, died Monday night at the family residence, 209 South Pearl, from cancer of the bladder. Mr. Carver was born in Licking County, Ohio, June 15, 1840. He served three years in Company E. of the 94th Illinois during the Civil War and remove d to the Kittitas Valley in 1876. He had lived here since that time on the old homestead three and a half miles southeast of town until recently, when he moved to the present family residence. He is survived by his widow and six children, two sons and four daughters. One son, William, lives near Fort Benton, Mont. The other, James, resides on the homestead. His four daughters, Mrs. Rose Grimm, Mrs. Susie Ferguson, Mrs. Hattie Harris and Mrs. T. M. Williams all reside here. George died August 31, 1914. He was married to Rosetta Curtis on March 6, 1869 in Cottonwood Springs, NE. They had 11 children, four who died either at birth or as babies. He is buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biographical Sketch of Elijah Adams

Elijah Adams, farmer; P. O. Diona; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Oct. 23, 1824; in the year 1838, his parents, John Adams, who was a native of New York, and Susanna Adams, a native of Maryland, moved to Coles Co., and settled on Sec. 17, where the son now resides, having entered the land; both died there, his mother in October, 1877, and his father, June, 1878. The subject of this sketch has always resided in this county with the exception of the years 1850 and 1851, when he was mining and prospecting in California. He has held the office of School Trustee and Director for fifteen years, and is such at the present time; was also Supervisor five years, Assessor four years, and is at present Commissioner of Highways. He owns 200 acres of land. He married Miss Louisa Anderson, daughter of James Anderson; her parents were natives of Virginia, and moved to Ohio, and from there came to Coles Co. in the year 1839; they both died on the farm adjoining that of Mr. Adams, upon which they had settled Aug. 21, 1843; Mr. Adams was born May 15, 1822; they had eight children, five living – John, born Aug. 17 1847 (and who married twice, his first wife being Miss Henrietta Irwin, whom he married in November, 1868, and who died April 25, 1873; his...

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Biographical Sketch of J. L. Aubert

J. L. Aubert, County Surveyor, Mattoon; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Nov. 3, 1830; his father was a tiller of the soil, and his early life was that of a farmer’s son; at the age of 18, he began work at the carpenter’s trade, and worked under instruction three years. In 1854, he came West and settled in Moultrie Co., Ill., where he purchased land, farmed some, but for the most part followed his trade. In July, 1865, he located in Lebanon, St. Clair Co.; here he remained three years, during which time he contracted and built the public school buildings and the M. E. Church. In 1868, he lived a short time in Shelbyville, and removed from there to Jacksonville, Ill., where he was engaged on the Court House, the East Centenary Church, and on improvements to the Christian Church; he began the study of surveying many years ago, under the direction of J. R. Anderson, his brother-in-law, formerly County Surveyor in Ohio, and later of Moultrie Co., Ill. Mr. Aubert was elected Surveyor of Coles Co. in November, 1875. He was married in 1858 to Minerva R. Morgan, a native of Licking Co.,...

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Biographical Sketch of A. J. Bradford

A. J. Bradford, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Hinesboro, Douglas Co.; the subject of this sketch was born in Greene Co., Penn., Nov. 12, 1832. He married Miss Susan S. Emory March 31, 1854; she was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Dec. 24, 1836; they had eight children, seven living, viz., Henry M., Mary J., B. Emory, Charles C., S. Edwin, John B. and Perrie; Lineous W. died Oct 10, 1865. He lived in Pennsylvania about sixteen years, when, with his brother-in-law, he went to Ohio and settled in Licking Co. where he remained until 1857, when he came to Illinois and settled in Coles (now Douglas) Co.; remained one year, when he came to his present place, building on the Coles Co. part of farm; in 1876, he came to his present residence; he owns 240 acres, which he has earned by his own labor and management. His parents, Henry and Mrs. Hannah Morris Bradford, were natives of Pennsylvania; he died in 1839; she is living near the old homestead with a...

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Biography of Reverday J. Pierson

Reverday J. Pierson, junior member and business manager of the well-known firm of Holmes & Pierson, the editors and proprietors of the Riverside Daily Press and Weekly Horticulturist, of Riverside, is a native of Licking County, Ohio, and was born in 1848. When a child his parents moved to Springfield, Illinois, and thence in 1857 to Poweshiek County, Iowa. He was engaged in his attendance in the public schools until fifteen years of age, and then apprenticed to the printers trade at Montezuma, Iowa. After serving his apprenticeship, he commenced his travels as a journeyman, and was engaged on the Chicago Tribune, and also several job offices in Chicago and St. Louis. In 1866 his roving disposition prompted him to enter the United States military service, and he enlisted in the Fifth United States Cavalry. The next two years was spent with his regiment on the Pacific coast and in the Territories, being stationed in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and California, his first advent in Southern California in 1868, at which time he was the hospital steward of Drum Barracks at Wilmington. In 1869 he was honorably discharged from the service, and after some months working at his trade in San Francisco, Sacramento and Marysville, returned to his home in Iowa. Shortly after his arrival there he established the Malcolm Gazette, which he later consolidated with the Montezuma Republican, and...

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Biography of Dr. James F. Myers

Doctor James F. Myers, one of Rock Island County’s prominent physicians, was born December 29, 1856, at Hebron, Ohio, and was the son of Henry A. and Lavina Myers, both of whom are living in their eighties at Eureka, Illinois. Dr. Meyers’ father was a Baptist minister by vocation, but at an early age retired upon a farm in McLean County, Illinois. He was a native of Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. Doctor James F. Myers attended the common schools of his own neighborhood until he reached his eighteenth year, when he took up his studies at Westfield College. Before receiving his degree there he entered the business college of Marquam and Baker at Bloomington, Illinois, and after completing his course of study in this college, entered Rush Medical College and graduated from that institution February 20, 1883. During the time spent in college he studied art, and during the last three years of his studies he taught music, namely: piano, violin and vocal. James F. Myers was born on a farm and spent his boyhood days there. Even when a mere boy he was noted for his musical inclinations, if not his ability, and at the age of fifteen years was leader of a brass band also leader of an. orchestra, played the church organ and taught the old fashioned singing school in the school houses and churches and in...

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Roll Of Capt. Grove Case’s Company

27th U.S. Infantry. (Probably from Licking County) Served from May 5, until May 18, 1813. Capt. Grove Case Lieut. Alexander Holmes Ensign William Stedman Sergt. Silas Winchel Sergt. William Holmes Corp. Lester Case Corp. James White Privates Bancroft, Ethan Carpenter, Benjamin Case, Frederick Case, Timothy Colman, Julius Comwell, Archibold Critchet, Mathew H Critton, Gabriel Elliott, Cornelius Every, Simeon Gillman, Elisha S Graves, Josiah Holmes, Joseph Kandol, Caleb Knox, Titus Mays, John Messenger, Campbell Munson, Jesse Parker, John Phelps, Levi Phillips, John H. Pratt, Worthy Rose, Hilon Rose, Samuel, Jr. Sennel, John Stephen, Justice Wells, John West, Joseph Wilson,...

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Roll Of Capt. John Spencer’s Company, Ohio Spies

(Probably from Licking County). Served from August 27, until September 25, 1812, and from September 4, 1813, until March 4, 1814. Capt. John Spencer Lieut. Abraham Bennet Lieut Henry Goode Cornet, Jacob Mann Ensign John Denham Sergt. Daniel Eaton Sergt. John Peck Sergt. Jesse Sutton Sergt. Martin Robinson Sergt. John C Spencer Sergt. Robert B Covert Sergt. Abner Meek Sergt. Isaac Dougherty Corp. Enoch Wilkin Corp. Isaac Good Corp. Enoch Smith Corp. James Patten Musician, Daniel Crane Musician, Richard Baker Privates Alexander, John Allen, John Anderson, William Bedunnah, Ebenezer Blackburn, James Blackford, J. K Blackford, William Brewin, Thomas Cahill, Daniel Cahill, Isaac Carnal, Silvanus Cawthorn, William S Clark, Abraham Cline, John Clyne, George Codington, Freeman Codington, Isaac Colter, William Conklin, William Copeland, Joseph Cul, Joel Cummins, Andrew Daugherty, William Deane, John Death, George Elliott, Wright Evans, David Fox, David Freeman, James Fugus, Clement Garner, Henry Garner, Job Gill, John Griffin, James Hamilton, Isaac Hinkston, Benjamin Hoblet, David Holmes, John Jackson, Samuel G Kennear, James Kirkpatrick, William Lassee, John Lawrence, George Lee, John Linsey, John Linsey, Leonard Lynn, Samuel Lyttle, John McCray, Daniel McDaniel, William McDowell, Demsy Meek, Abner Mills, Daniel Mills, John Morrow, Lewis Morton, Benjamin Mossburgh, Henry Mullin, James Murphey John Newkirk, Jacob Ogler, John Parkhill, John Patterson, John Payne, Absalom Rogan, James Ruble, Samuel Rycraft, Joseph Sawyer, John Scott, Joseph Sheafe, George Silsby, David Spragg, James Swailes,...

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Roll Of Capt. James Rightmire’s Company

(Probably from Licking Co.) Served from May 4, until May 19, 1813, and from September 8, 1814, until March 5, 1815. Capt. James Rightmire Lieut. George Hull Ensign, Wadly Smith Sergt. John Wells Sergt. Burwell Sergt. Jonas Frye Sergt. Samuel Dunlap Sergt. Daniel Dial Sergt. Thomas Merit Corp. William Starner Corp. John Harbert Corp. Joshua Downs Corp. Elijah Harris Fifer, David Cox Drummer, Joseph Beckwith Musician, Valentine Dial Musician William Spig Privates Agg, Frederick Alspaugh, Adam Baker, John Barlow, Abraham Bashford, Thomas Bigsby, Titus Boner, James Botton, John Brister, Jacob Brown, Ebenezer Brown, Jeremiah Channel, Isom Chapman, Timothy Chapman, William Claybough, William Culverson, Jeremiah Cunningham, Joseph Damaval, Edward Darrie, Ezziah Davies, Nathaniel Dial, George Dial, Phillip Dison, Turner Doty, Thrazey Drumple, Charles Evans, Joshua Fortner, John Goodrich, Stephen G Green, John Harris, Enoch Harris, Isaac Harris, Jesse Harris, William Harrod, John Harrod, Levi Hilman, Daniel Holt, James Howard, Charles S Hull, James Hull, Uriah Ireland, Nobel Low, James Mains, William McCormick, Moses McCrary, Benjamin McGowan, James McMillen, Ephraim McMillen, Robert Merrit, John Miller, Henry Mix, Justice Morris, William Nemerick, Jacob Night, William Ogden, James Potter, Nathan Priest, Hankey Pumpey, Joshua Regah, John Robinson, Joel Rupp, Jacob Shillinbarger, Isaac Shump, William Smith, James Smith, Phillip Spirgin, James Stephens, Chester Stitwell, Stephen Stotts, Daniel Stripe, Warner Strobe, James Strobe, William Thomas, William Thompson, Rennold Trimbly, Josiah Vance, Joseph Vansarsdol, Cornelius Walker,...

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Roll Of Capt. John Snelbeker’s Company

(Probably from Licking County) Served from January 30, until March 4. 1815. Capt. John Snelbeker Lieut. Jeremiah Doty Ensign, John Dixon Sergt. William Martin Sergt. Thomas Merritt Sergt. Jesse Patterson Sergt. Mark Anderson Corp. Michael B. Miller Corp. Philip Foreman Corp. Jeremiah Guard Corp. John Belair Musician, Frederick Beyner Privates Armstrong, James Arnold, John Ball, Cyrus Barnhart, Jacob Bloss, Adam Bowan, Constant Boyd, John Brokes, Jonothan Burge, Henry Butler, Joseph Cassman, Joseph Corbet, Robert Craig, Jonothan Critz, Andrew Daine, Asa Dennen, William Denney, Daniel Engle, John Enos, John Enslow, David Fussel, William Gabriel, Reason Gibbs, William Green, Thomas Halfhill, Abraham Herron, Phillip Hines, Phillip Irwin, George Jesse, Hutchins Johnson, Samuel Kenistrick, Henry McHenry, Richard Miers, Jacob Miller, John Miller, Michael Nagai, Andrew Pardo Richard Penticost James Rees, Thomas, Jr. Rolins, William Rolston, John Show, David Shrayer, Abraham Smith, David Stockwell, William Stout, George Thomas, Cornelius Torrence, Aaron Tylers, Isaac Watson, Abraham Whan, John Wiggins, Robert Williams, James Wolford,...

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Roll Of Capt. James Critten’s Company

(Probably from Licking County) Served from July 30 until August 16, 1813. Capt. James Critten Lieut. Jeremiah Johnson Ensign William Evans Sergt. Jacob Stult Sergt. John Levenston Sergt. James Cunningham Sergt. James Ward Corp. Jacob Hahn Corp. Samuel Murfoot Corp. Adam Stultz Corp. James Canel Privates Baker, Ephraim Baker, Joseph Bawick, William Boucher, John Carlisle, John Channel, Joseph Cocclon, Jeremiah Cool, Isaac Denman, Hathaway Denman, William DeWeese, Get Doty, William Duke, Levi Dunn, Benjamin Elliott, Alexander Gibson, James Gilmore, John Gladman, Thomas Green, William Harding, Abraham Harris, Isaac Harris, Joshua Hoover, Ell Hoover, Sam Little, Shubel Livingston, Tobias Montgomery, William Moody, John Nicholas, John Nicholas, Joseph Robe, William Shadwick, James Shepard, James Silers, William Simpson, Isaac Simpson, William Suthard, Francis Wells, Osmond Whealer, Samuel Wilson,...

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Biography of Charles H. Carey

CHARLES H. CAREY. – Among the younger generation of men of enterprise and push who have come to Oregon to develop with the rapid progress of the state, Charles H. Carey, of Portland, is a notable figure. He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 27, 1857, and lived there with his parents until he came to Oregon in 1883. He had the advantages of thorough schooling in the public schools of his native city, and entered the sophomore year at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, in September, 1878. He graduated in June, 1881, with the degree of Ph. B. Having in the meantime determined upon the practice of law as his avocation in life, he at once began a course of study to fit himself for its exacting requirements. He matriculated at the law school of the Cincinnati College in the fall of 1881, and was appointed librarian. Having under his charge the large and well-selected law library of that college, he had peculiar facilities for indulging his taste for study and original investigation, a privilege which he by no means neglected. He contributed a number of articles to law magazines, and wrote extensively on various subjects for current newspapers and periodicals. He completed his course at the law school in 1883, receiving the degree of LL. B., and was also admitted to the bar of the supreme court of...

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