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Source:
Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield Co., Ohio.
by C. M. L. Wiseman
Publ. F. J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, O.  1901

Transcribed by Sharon Wick

JONATHAN ACHEY,
A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE, PASSES TO THE GREAT BEYOND
Pgs. 110 - 111

     Jonathan Achey, was born in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, Aug. 15, 1822.
     He was the only son of George and Elizabeth Spangler Achey.  He received a common school education in Pennsylvania.  Leaving school he removed with his father and family to Ohio.  They spent one year in Franklin County, and then moved to Licking County, locating in AEtna Township.  Here the father spent the remainder of his life, dying in the year 1870.
     Jonathan was apprenticed to the joiner and carpenter trade and served his time, as was then the custom.  About the year 1844, he came to Baltimore and began his career as a builder.  He built many of the fine houses and barns in and about Baltimore.  Among these the fine residence of the late Byron M. Pugh and the barn of John Bright, of Poplar creek.
     In the year 1847 he was married to Miss E. M. Gafford, daughter of Joseph Gafford.  He has been an honored member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows since the year 1852.  During the greater part of his life he had been a church member, first of the Reformed Church; latterly of the Evangelical.  The life of Jonathan Achey was a modest, unobtrusive one, full of good deeds, and such as to merit and enjoy the esteem of all who knew him.  An honest man, a good citizen and a Christian gentleman.
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     For several years he served the people of Baltimore as a member of the town council and the board of education.   As husband, father and public servant he was faithful to every trust and closed a long and useful life in peace.
     He left a widow and five children.  His son William Henry, a railroad man, lives in Texas.  A daughter, Nina May Crew in Arcola, Illinois.  Mrs. Parthenia E. Collins, Mrs. Sadie J. Cochran and Mrs. Carrie Honora Bright live in Baltimore.
 

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