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History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio

By R. S. Dills -
Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio
1881

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Union Twp. -
H. L. HADLEY

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 599

Jefferson Twp. -
JESSE HAGLER, farmer, Washington, is a son of Isaac and Susan (Stookey) Hagler, who were natives of Hardy County, Virginia, and came to Ross County, this state, in 1814, where they were married in the same year.  Came to this county, in 1815, and located seven miles northwest of Washington, where Mr. Hagler died, July 10, 1880, and where Mrs. Hagler lives with our subject.  He had a farm of four hundred and thirty acres, which was the result of his industry and economy.  There were eight children of the family, our subject being the fifth; three yet survive.
     Our subject was born Oct. 22, 1823, and was married, May 1, 1864, to Miss Angeline Rodgers, daughter of Hamilton, who was a pioneer of the county.  He has a family of three children: Howard, Gertrude and Roy; all living.  Mrs. Hagler died Sept. 27, 1874, and was born June 25, 1840.
     He has a farm of five hundred and fifty acres where he lives, and one hundred and fifty acres adjoining with it; also, three hundred and eighteen acres about one-half mile east of Jeffersonville.  He is one of the first members of the Patrons of Husbandry of this county.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  683
Perry Twp. -
SAMUEL HAINESJoseph Haines, the grandfather of Samuel Haines, was a native of Warren County, Virginia.  He was the father of Nathan, Joseph, Vinson, Ebenezer, and Samuel.
     Ebenezer
married Rebecca Berry, of Virginia, and to this union twelve children, including this subject, were born.  Their marriage took place February, 1799.  Their children were born as follows:  Mary, 1800; Ann, 1801; Elizabeth, 1802; Susanna, 1805; Rebecca, 1807; Sidney 1809; Joseph, 1811; Nathan, 1813; Sarah, 1816; James, 1818; Beulah,, 1820; and Samuel, Nov. 18, 1822.
     Ebenezer settled in Perry Township, about the year 1816, and on the same lands now occupied by his son Samuel.  He paid $6. and acre for it at that time.  Ebenezer died Sept. 13, 1850, aged eighty years; his wife died Feb., 1846, aged sixty five years.
     Francis Berry, the maternal grandfather of our subject, served in the war of the revolution, and died in Kentucky.
     The early education of Mr. Haines was more a matter of muscle than of brains, and much ore of his time was given to clearing away the forest than to storing the mind with book knowledge.  With all these disadvantages our subject obtained a rudimentary education.  He mentions John Moon, Colby Chew, and Isaac Woodward as his early teachers.
     He was married Dec. 27, 1849, to Maria Smith, second daughter of Francis and Charlotte (Cochran) Smith, natives of Virginia and New Jersey respectively, but residents of Ohio.  The Smiths came to Ohio from Virginia in 1820.  Francis and Charlotte Smith had seven children, born as follows: Sarah 1826; Maria, 1827; Anderson, 1830; Harriet, 1832; Charlotte, 1835; Henry, 1837; Elizabeth, 1839; John, 1840.
     Mrs. Haines (Maria Smith) was born Feb. 27, 1827.  To Samuel and Maria Haines nine children have been born: Albert Berry, born Nov. 15, 1850; married Worthington, and lives in Perry Township.  Martha Ella, born Nov. 13, 1852. Henry Lewis, born Jan. 1, 1855; married Etta Belle Borum, of Clinton County, Oct. 4, 1877.  Francis Marion, born June 17, 1857; married Alvaretta Jones, of Green Township, Aug. 10, 1881.  James Edward, born June 30, 1860; married Nancy C. Worthington, of Green Township, Aug. 10, 1881.  William Addison, born July 23, 1863.  Belle Ann, born Aug. 9, 1865.  Charles Milton born Feb. 21, 1869,  Mary Eva, born Sept. 19, 1871.  The father and all his children were born in the same house in which the family now resides.
     Mr. Haines has accumulated a competency by honest, hard labor, and well directed, legitimate trade.  He owns five hundred and thirty acres of land in Perry Township, and has all in a good state of cultivation.  His daughter, Martha Ellen, has attained distinction as a teacher.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  806
(SHARON WICK's NOTE:  This biographical transcription was requested by Nathan Haines of Portland, OR )
Union Twp. -
E. C. HAMILTON

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  600

Union Twp. -
WILLIAM H. HAMMER

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  600

Jefferson Twp. -
JOAB HARPER, minister, Jeffersonville, is a son of John and Mary (Parrett) Harper, and was born, Aug. 25, 1817, in this township.  When nineteen years of age, he went to Paint Township, in 1877, and then returned to this, where he has since lived.  He married Miss Elizabeth Bloomer, Apr. 20, 1839, who bore him ten children; James, Lottie J., John W., Louis H.?, Robert L., Joseph G., Mary, Nancy E., Alice B. and Ida May; five are living.  Mrs. Harper died, Mar. 31, 1877, at the age of fifty-three years, and was an exemplary member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which she joined when a girl, and died triumphantly.
     Mr. Harper has been actively engaged in church services since 1859.  He has held the offices of class-leader and steward, since shortly after he joined the church, and has been in the ministry since 1875.  He was an exception of a boy never quarreled in school, nor has he quarreled with any man since maturity.  His parents were members of the Presbyterian Church.
     Our subject is a firm temperance man, and was a member of the Patrons of Husbandry; but after his society surrendered its charter, he has not joined another.  He had a farm of one hundred acres, situated about five miles east of Jeffersonville; but lost it in going security for a friend who failed to meet his obligations.  His son, John W., served three years in the late war, Company C, 90th O. V. I.  He now lives in Wabash County, Indiana.  Robert L.,  is a prominent stock dealer in Kansas City, Missouri.  Joseph G., Nancy E. and Alice B., live in this state.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  684
Marion Twp. -
JOSEPH HARPER, farmer, deceased, was born in the State of Delaware, Feb. 23, 1809, and came to Ross County, Ohio, with his uncle, Caleb Harper, at the age of twenty-one, his father having died when he was but twelve years of age.  After arriving in this country, it was ascertained that his uncle did not require his services, and for some time he performed day labor on surrounding farms.
     In 1834, he came to this township, and settled on a tract of one hundred acres, now owned by James Brown's heirs, where he remained one year, then removed to the land now owned by his heirs, which consisted of two hundred and eleven acres, and was purchased of Horatio Walker.
    
He married Ann Catharine, daughter of Frederick Parrott, who lived in Ross County, Mar. 21, 1833.  This union was blessed by five children: One infant, John Wesley, Leonidas, Hamlin, Priscilla Ann, and Mary, married to John Rodgers.  John Wesley and Leonidas are deceased.
     He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which faith he died triumphantly, June 22, 1878.  His wife was born in Shenandoah Valley, in 1812, and still lives on the old homestead.  She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at New Holland, and an exemplary Christian.  He was steward and trustee of the church.  The total amount of land now owned by his heirs is five hundred and eighty-eight acres, well improved, and in a good state of cultivation, farming to grain and stock. It is located at the crossing of the Holland and Waterloo pikes, half-way between Holland and Bloomingburg.
     Mr. Harper was township trustee for several years, and was administrator of several estates.  Since his death, his heirs have sold an acre of and to the school district, on which the Harper schoolhouse has been located.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  904    
Union Twp. -
JOSEPH S. HARRIS

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 601

GENERAL BATTEAL HARRISON was born in Warfield, Virginia, in 1780. His father's name was Benjamin, a cousin to the father of W. H. Harrison, whose name was also Benjamin. Batteal's father was a soldier in the Revolution, fought under Washington ; was a descendant of the illustrious Benjamin Harrison, who led the army of Cromwell in his long and bloody struggle. When quite a child Batteal and his parents started for the wilds of Kentucky. While waiting at his aunt's, in Wheeling, where they were to take the boat, she prevailed upon his parents, on account of the great danger from Indians, to leave the boy with her until the family were located and the danger had subsided. Two years after they returned for him, but he had become so attached to her that he refused to leave her ; they even undertook to force him to accompany them, but she persuaded them to let him stay and they returned without him, and he remained with her until he was grown to be a man. Wishing to see his parents he started, first going to St. Clairsville, Ohio, then to Chillicothe, where, learning that his mother was dead, he abandoned the idea of going to Kentucky, recruited a company and entered the war of 1812, during which, in 1812 or 1813, he married Miss Elizabeth Scott, daughter of Dr. Joseph Scott, of Chillicothe, and after the war, in 1815, removed to the north fork of Paint Creek and settled on a tract of land located by John A. Fulton on a warrant obtained by the services of his father in the revolutionary war, and which during his (Batteal's) services in 1812, he employed Fulton to enter on the best vacant land, and by reason of his failure to do so, he sued him for breach of contract and recovered heavy damages. This tract of land was situated in Madison Township, on the north fork of Paint Creek near the center of the township on the Columbus pike, now occupied in part by Sheffelbarker. There were one thousand and forty acres in this body. He also owned six hundred acres not far from it and other pieces amounting in the aggregate to about two thousand two hundred acres.
     He was one of the most prominent men in the county ; served gloriously in the war of 1812 (which see), was elected one of the earliest associate justices of the court, at first a colonel, then commissioned a brigadier general of the home militia, and served several terms in the legislature, during which the following anecdote is related of him:
     Harrison had one failing ; honest and upright in all things, he had a strong liking for whisky. While he was a member of the legislature, and during a session of the same, Judge Green, then of Chillicothe but now a resident of Columbus, and also a member of  the legislative body, introduced a bill which provided for the employment of a corps of men who were to make a geological survey of the state. Harrison opposed the measure, giving as his reasons that the general condition of the state and her inhabitants did not justify the commencement of the work at that time. It was discovered by the friends of the bill that it could not be passed unless Harrison was induced to alter his opinion regarding it. Green proposed that five or six of them meet in his room on a certain evening, Harrison was to be invited and liquor was to be furnished in abundance. On the appointed evening all the parties, including Harrison, met at Judge Green's rooms. After the guests had imbibed pretty freely of the liquor, the possibility of passing the "geological survey bill" was discussed and Harrison was importuned to use his influence in its support. The latter when driven to the wall would say : "Let's have another round of Judge Green's good whisky." His request was complied with several times in quick succession. Finally all the occupants of the room became very drunk, Harrison being more sober than his companions. Again they requested him earnestly to come over to their side of the question, to which he replied : "Well, General Green, let's have a little more of your whisky and then I'll talk about the 'geological survey.'" The bottle was passed; he took another drink and said : "Gentlemen, this is excellent whisky, and it is certainly very kind in General Green in supplying us with such a good article, but I will see you all eternally d—d before I will vote for that bill."
     General Harrison lost his wife in 1851, he following in 1857. Three sons and one daughter are still living. William lives in Washington, this county ; Benjamin, in Madison, Ohio, and David in Missouri. Their sister married Thomas Vance, still survives as his widow, and lives on a portion of the original tract owned by her father. John J., the youngest son, participated in the rebellion and died at Augusta, Georgia. Scott, captain of a regiment in the One Hundred and Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, died in S ____ County, Missouri, October, 1878.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 252

Paint Twp. -
BENJAMIN HARRISON

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 1012

Madison Twp. -
JOSEPH S. HARRISON

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 949

Paint Twp. -
J. M. HAYMAKER

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 1000

Paint Twp. -
CHARLES D. HAYS

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 1000

Union Twp. -
D. M. HAYS

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 601

Marion Twp. -
J. H. HAYS

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 904

Paint Twp. -
J. W. HAYS

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 998

JAMES HAYS, a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky in an early day, where he was wedded to Letta Rankins. In the first days of this century, the family came to the mouth of Big Belly, Pickaway County, and presumably in 1805 to this county. They settled on a two hundred acre tract in Paint Township. The sight is now owned by Charles Hays. Three of his sons were in the war of 1812. When the family first effected a settlement, there was no habitation between their humble cabin and Frankfort (then called Oldtown). Hays died in 1850. The family consisted of twelve children, of which Benjamin, the youngest, alone is now living. Mr. Hays was township trustee for a number of years.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 247
Jefferson Twp.
WILLIS HAYS, farmer, Jeffersonville, is a son of John, who came to this county, from near Cynthiana, Kentucky, in the fall of 1806.  He was married, in 1808, to Miss Mary Parrett, who died September, 1821; she bore him two children: William and John J.; William is deceased.  He married Miss Catherine Webrigh, in 1823, our subject's mother.  Mr. Hays was one this county's early pioneers.  He enlisted as a captain in the war of 1812, and served during the entire war.  He lived to be ninety-nine years of age, and was a large and strong man.
     Our subject was born in Paint Township, this county, July 15, 1827, where he was reared, educated, and married Miss Margery J. Janes, daughter of William Janes, Apr. 20, 1854; eleven children are the result of this union: Amy, Ann, George L., Catherine, Lucy, Laura, Ellen, Grant, Noah, Callie and Jessie.
    Mr. Hays
has a farm, of five hundred and five acres, situated about one and one-half miles, east of Jeffersonville, on the Washington pike.  He farms to both grain and stock, and is very successful.  He is a well and favorably known citizen, who has many friends throughout his acquaintances.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  684
Wayne Twp. -
ALMER HEAGLER

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 853

Jefferson Twp. -
JOSHUA G. HEIRONIMUS, farmer, is a native of Virginia.  He came to Fayette County in the fall of 1854, and located on Paint Creek, in the Hida Neighborhood, and has since lived in this county.  He was born Feb. 18, 1833, and married to Phoebe Hutchinson in October, 1855.  He had, when he came here, a sum of money equal to about three hundred and fifty dollars, but was taken sick, and confined to his bed till the money was gone, and he in debt.  By industry and good management he has accumulated enough to purchase a good farm of one hundred and fifty acres, in an excellent condition, situated on the north line of this county, a portion being in Madison County.  The Fayette County portion is in the Washington survey, sold by Washington to Mr. Thomas.
     Our subject has a family of ten children: John, Laura, Joshua, Vallandigham, Emma, Walter, James, Forest, Dean and George, all living.
     Having paid close attention to his affairs, he has been quite successful, dealing largely in hogs.  He is a good neighbor, and model citizen.
     Laura was married Sept. 5, 1875, to William S. Ervin of this county.
     Our subject's parents were John and Elizabeth (Coe) Heironimus.  The mother died in August, 1845, aged about thirty-five years, and the father is still living at the advanced age of ninety-three years.  They had a family of three children, John being the second.  The father was married to Elizabeth Null prior to his marriage to our subject's mother.  The third wife was Susan Mauzy, who died in 1860.  The first wife bore him two children, the second none.  The last two wives were members of the Baptist Church.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  685
Paint Twp. -
MRS. REBECCA HEMPHILL

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 101

Union Twp. -
EPHRAIM HENKLE

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 602

Union Twp. -
MICHAEL HERBERT

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 604

Jasper Twp. -
JACOB HERSHAW.  In about the same year (1814,) Jacob Hershaw came from Virginia to this township, and located on the Coile claim, having traded a farm in Virginia for one hundred and sixty acres of this land; the larger portion of which is within the present limits of Jasper Township, now the property of Wayne Wright.  In 1818, he removed to Indiana and settled on land owned by his father-in-law, Cullop.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 708
Union Twp. -
BOMEN HESS

* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 602

Union Twp. -
JOSEPH HIDY, attorney-at-law, Washington, was born in this county, Aug. 23, 1854.  He is a son of Urban and Mary A. Hidy, natives of Ohio, who reared a family of five children, two dead and three living.
     Joseph, the subject of our sketch, is a member of the Jeffersonville lodge of Freemasons.  He received his education at the common school, and then took a philosophical course, receiving the degree of bachelor of philosophy at Buchtel College, Akron, this state.  He then went to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and took a collegiate course, graduating in the spring of 1878.  He was admitted to the bar in April, 1878, and commenced practice the following May, under the firm name of Savage and Hidy.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  605
Paint Twp. -
MRS. PAMELA HIDY was born in Clarke County, this state, in 1822.  She came with her father's family to this county, in 1831, when they settled in Jefferson Township, on what is well known as the Higbee farm.  Her father, Samuel Higbee, was a native of Pennsylvania, and her mother of New Jersey.  They were married in September, 1810, and came to this state, March, 1818.  Mr. Higbee died December, 1857; Mrs. Higbee, May, 1863; both were members of the Baptist Church.  Their family consisted of four sons and seven daughters: Obadiah, Kourtland K., Joseph, John, Jane, Annie, Pamelia, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Martha.  All, except Annie and Mary, lived to be over twenty-five years of age; none but Pamela and Elizabeth live at this writing.  Elizabeth married Crum Creamer; Jane married Henry Parrett; Sarah married Dr. Dettler; Martha married Dr. Heard; C. K. married Elizabeth Morris
     Pamelia, our subject, united in marriage with Humphrey Hidy, of this county, in 1844.  The result of this union was eight children. Emily died when about eighteen years of age.  The living are Louisa L., Sarah, Volney, Samuel, Alfred and Lincoln.  Luisa married Mr. Trumper; Sarah married Thomas Green; Martha married Tallie McCallip; Volney married Rose Gains; Alfred married Ida Hoffman; and Lincoln married Viola Porter; Samuel is single, living with his mother at the homestead.
     Immediately after his marriage, Mr. Humphrey Hidy moved on the farm where his widow now resides, and where he died in April, 1879, having lived a sober, quiet and industrious life.  He has a member of the Masonic fraternity.  His father, Joseph Hidy, sen., was a native of Virginia, and came to this state in 1800.  He was married three times.  By his second wife he had two sons, Jacob and Isaac; by the third wife he had four sons and six daughters: Joseph, Humphrey, Irvin, Volney, Sidney, Margaret, Mary J., Olive, Louisa and Clara.  Joseph Hidy, sen., died September, 1878, leaving a large fortune to his children.  He was the first man in this county that refused to furnish liquor to his harvesters, claiming that they were better without it.  He suffered great persecution, many men refused to work; but he stood firm, and always managed to save his harvest.  Time has proved Mr. Hidy's theory to be the true one.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  1002
ELIJAH HOPKINS.  Our subject was born, Oct. 25, 1837, on the farm he now occupies, in an humble log cabin, which was vacated when he was eighteen months old.  He was reared and educated on the farm.  In 1869 he went to Greenfield, Highland County, and ran a flouring mill; remained two years, then came back to the farm on which he has since resided.  In Mar. 1, 1850, he married Lucinda, daughter of John Gibson, who bore him six children: James Herbert, Lillie Florence, Harry Vernon, Emma Ethel, Hannah Leah, and Louis Frank, the latter departed this life at the age of twelve years.
     He and wife are members of the German Baptist Church, at Fairview, and are exemplary Christians.
     Politically, he is a Republican; has held the office of township trustee, and is at present a member of the township board of education; is Sabbath-school superintendent, and church deacon.  He occupies a part of the Milton Heagler farm, and farms principally to grain.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  852
JOHN E. HOPKINS.  A substantial farmer and stock raiser of Madison township, Fayette county, Ohio, is John E. Hopkins, who was born June 25, 1862, near Linden, Ross county, Ohio.  He was the son of Levi and Rachel (Kintz) Hopkins, natives of Ross county, Ohio.  Levi Hopkins was the son of Matthew and _____ (Sarah was penciled in) (Harper) Hopkins, natives of Pennsylvania and early settlers of Ross county.  Levi Hopkins came to Fayette county and settled one mile east of Madison Mills, where he and his wife reared a family of five children, Selah, Ella, John E., J. W. and H. L.  Of these five children, Selah and H. L. are deceased.
     John E. Hopkins was educated in the schools of his home township and later attended the high school at Washington C. H. and the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio.  He then taught school for a few years during the winter months and worked on his father's farm during the summers.  At the age of twenty-four he began renting land and has been farming since.  A few years after his marriage he bought his present farm of two hundred and fifty acres one mile west of Madison Mills on the White Oak pike and now has one of the finest farms in his township.
     Mr. Hopkins was married in 1883 to Sarah Jane Taylor, the daughter of Phillip and Sarah (Bennett) Taylor, and to this union three children were born, Clem, Morris B. and Ruth AnnClem married Eliza Cook and has two children, Frank E. and Margaret.
     Politically, Mr. Hopkins is a stanch Republican, but has never been an applicant for any public office.  Fraternally, he holds his membership with the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page  733
E. J. HOUSE,   Mrs. Eliza Jane House widow of John House, deceased, is he daughter of Samuel Goodnight, who at the age of twelve years removed with his parents from the State of Virginia, to the state of Ohio, and settled near Buena Vista, this county, In the year 1827, at the age of nineteen, he was married to Miss Eveline Rittenhouse of the same neighborhood.  His father having died when he was quite young.  The son, Samuel, so managed as to become the owner of the farm, on which he lived and farmed until the year 1866, when he removed to the State of Indiana where he still lives.  He had twelve children; four dead and eight living.
     Our subject, Eliza Jane, was born October 11, 1835, and was married to John House, Jan. 10, 1856.  She with her husband commenced housekeeping, on a farm, a few miles north of Washington, in the year 1859, from which they soon removed, however, to a farm of one hundred and fifty acres, purchased by Mr. House, know as the Higgins farm, in Concord Township, on the east bank of Rattlesnake Creek, about on-half mile south of Wilmington pike.  Mr. House died here Jan. 2, 1866.  The widow assumed the management of the farm affairs, and continued the same with marked ability.  She and her children still own the same farm.
     Mr. House had been breeding short horned cattle, and in October, 1875, Mrs. House sold at public sale, the most of these for $4,300.000. She still has quite a number remaining, however.  There are but few men who could manage a farm with so much skill and success as she. Mrs. House has four children living and one dead: Linley F., who is a young man now engaged in the tailoring business in Washington; Clara E., who is married to Mr. Edward Seaborn, who owns and lives on a farm in the neighborhood; Aria A, married Mr. Frank Langdon, who is a farmer and lives on his own farm in the neighborhood; Ulysses S. is a promising lad living at home with his mother; Carrie died in infancy.
     Mrs. House has been reading a course of medicine for some twelve years, and has recently completed a full course of instruction and lectures at the American Health College of Medicine at Cincinnati, of the Vita Pathic System, from which institution she is now a graduate, holding a diploma as such.  She expects as soon as she can manage her farm affairs to devote the greater part, if not her entire time to the practice of medicine on the Vita Pathic SystemMrs. House is a woman of much force of character, and is calculated to make a success of whatever she undertakes.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 747
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