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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

THE CHERRY FAMILY
pgs. 308 - 309

     Ralph Cherry, son of Thomas and Rachel Cherry, was born July 10, 1744, and Anne Cherry, daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Meek, was born June __, 1750.  Were married Oct. 10, 1765.  They were the parents of three children:
     1. Moses born July 10, 1766, died Jan. 1, 1782.
     2. Jeremiah, born July 24, 1772, died Aug. 16, 1801
     3. Rachel, born Jan. 17, 1774.
     Ralph Cherry, Sr., was an early settler on the head waters of the Hockhocking, and formerly was one of the first emigrants in Westmoreland County, Pa.  He died in Greenfield township, July 22, 1820, aged 77 years.  His wife Anne followed him on Sept. 27, 1822, aged 72 years.  Their remains lie in the old Wells cemetery at Hooker; also their children.
     Here their relatives, the pioneer Measons and Meeks were buried.
     Jeremiah Cherry, son of Ralph and Ann, married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Hannah (Rost) Meason, in 1794.  Three children were born to them.
     1. Ralph Cherry, Jr., born Feb. 23, 1795.
     2. Sarah, born May 14, 1797.
     3. John Meason Cherry, born Mar. 16, 1800. 
     Rachel Cherry
, sister of Jeremiah and daughter of Ralph and Hannah M., in 1794.
     Ralph Cherry, Jr., married Ruth Martin, who died in 1826.  He afterwards married Mrs. Sallie Comer, daughter of John and Elizabeth Bear, and removed to Allen County.  Their descendants live in Allen, Auglaize and Union counties.

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     Sarah Cherry married George Bear in 1816 and subsequently moved to Allen County.  Descendants moved westward.  Coffey County, Kan., contains a large number.  Van Wert County, Ohio, is the home of some others of the family.

 

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