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BIOGRAPHIES

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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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HENRY PAINTER and Elizabeth, his wife, were Pennsylvanians, coming to this state about the year 1822, and settling on the Woodson Survey, east of New Martinsburg, in Perry Township, this county.  They were the grandparents of Charles Painter.  Their children were John, Peter, Henry, Sally, Jonathan and Jacob (twins).
     Jonathan, the father of our subject, was born August 22, 1804, and in later years, settled with his father as above mentioned.
His wife, Adah Smith, was from Pennsylvania.  They were parents of six children: Jackson, the oldest son, died in California.  The father still lives near Good Hope, this county, and has been an active Christian and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for a great many years.
     Henry, the grandfather of our subject, was a soldier in the war of the revolution.  Lewis and Jonathan both served in the late civil war, and fought for the Union.  Our subject served in the 168th O. N. G. under Captain Lewis Painter.  The regiment campaigned in this state and Kentucky.
     Charles Painter was married January 10, 1860, to Cynthia Ann, Roberts, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Perry) Roberts, of Highland County.  Her father's family consisted of nine children: Eliza, Jesse, Jane, Susan, Hannah, James, William, Cynthia Ann, and George H.  Mr. Roberts, by a former marriage in Virginia, was the father of nine children.
     Mr. and Mrs. Painter have had born to them twelve children: Edward Estell, born Jan. 9, 1861; Jesse Fremont, born Aug. 1, 1863, died Feb. 13, 1874; William Carey, born Sept. 22, 1864; James Morris, born Dec. 1, 1865; Harley Smith, born Feb. 22, 1867; John Wesley, born Dec. 25, 1868; Frederick J., born Nov. 15, 1870, died Dec. 18, 1874; Charles Eskridge, born Oct. 15, 1872; Eldridge B., born Apr. 1, 1876; Mary Olive, born Mar. 11, 1879; infant son, born June 3, 1881.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page
Jefferson Twp. -
MRS. ANN (FLETCHER) PARRETT, is a daughter of Thomas and Ann (Higbee) Fletcher.  She was born in Pennsylvania, in 1811, and came to Ohio with her parents the same year.  They located in Clermont County, where the parents died.  She came to this county about 1820, and married George Parrett, son of John and Catharine (Windle) Parrett, Mar. 4, 1828.  Seven children are the result of this union: Elmira, Thomas F., Mary C., Elizabeth E., Belinda A., Susan L., and Lucy O.  Susan E. died at the early age of fifteen months.  Mr. Parrett died July 29, 1872, aged fifty-nine years.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which faith he died triumphantly.
     Mrs. Parrett
has a farm of one hundred acres, well improved, situated seven miles northwest of Washington, on the Jeffersonville pike.  She and five of the children are members of the Methodist Protestant Church.  Elmira joined the Methodist Episcopal Church after marriage.  This is an esteemed family.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 698
Jefferson Twp. -
BENJAMIN H. PARRETT, farmer, is a son of Joseph J. Parrett (better known as Tennessee Joe).  He was born Jan. 18, 1824, on the farm where he now lives, and where he was reared.  Apr. 21, 1853, he was married to Miss Nancy Allen.  Five children are the result of this marriage: Seth E., Eva J., Oric V., Cora G., and Mary all living:  Seth and Oric are married.  This entire family, save Oric are members of the Methodist Protestant Church, in which faith the parents died triumphantly.
     Mr. Parrett has a farm of one hundred and sixty-six acres, well improved, on which he lives, situated five miles southwest of Washington, on the Jeffersonville pike.  This family is well and favorably known, and have many friends.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 698
Madison Twp. -
GEORGE B. PARRETT is one of the most enterprising and industrious farmers of this county.  He was born in this county, on the 19th of January, 1834, and is the youngest of a family of eight sons and one daughter.  His parents, Joseph J. and Rebecca (Fansher) Parrett, were natives of Tennessee, coming to Ohio from Coke County, immediately following the close of the war of 1812.  Mr. Parrett was in the war of 1812, and among the other sufferings, he subsisted three days on a half pint of meal.  Joseph J. and Rebecca were the parents of nine children: Isaac, Pleasant, Jackson, David, Frederick, Benjamin, Minerva, Russell, and George B.
     Isaac Fansher
, the maternal grandfather of this subject, served in the Revolutionary War.  The Fanshers and Parretts came to Ohio the same year.  The former emigrated to Iowa, and the latter became permanent residents of this county.
     Our subject was married Aug. 21, 1856 to Amelia A., oldest daughter of Daniel and Mary E. (Webster) Bush, of this county.  Mrs. Parrett was born, Sept. 10, 1835.  The Bush ancestry were from South Carolina, and their descendants are numerous in Union Township.  Brice Webster, the grandfather of Mrs. Parrett, was an early merchant and physician of Washington.
     Mr. and Mrs. Parrett have had born to them twelve children, all of whom are living: Euphemie Estaline, born 1857, married Harry S. Crow, 1878; Edward Ankney, born 1858, married to Frances Taylor, 1880; Ella Gazelle, born 1860, married Dr. Jasper N. Clark, 1876; Florence Jane, born 1861; Ada Verrell, born 1863; Warren Webster, born 1864; Erie Harlan, born 1866; Alice Gertrude, born 1868; Noyes Marvin, born 1871; Dio Ladell, born 1873; George Clyde, born 1877; Annie Blanche, born 1881.
     In 1859 Mr. Parrett bought two hundred and seventy-three acres of land on the North Fork of Paint, where he now resides.  He is a prudent, temperate liver, and his family are full of health and intelligence.  During a term of thirteen years past his doctor bill amounted to only two dollars.
     Mr. Parrett is an ardent Prohibitionist, and preaches and practices the same doctrine.  He and his wife and other members of the family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Parrett is a working member of Madison Grange, gives especial attention to his own business, has few equals in the township for raising good crops, and breeding stock.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 962
Union Twp. -
JOHN H. PARRETT, farmer, and member of the State Board of Equalization, was born in Ross County, Oct. 11, 1821, and is a son of Joseph F. and Sarah Barrett, natives of Virginia, who came to Ohio in September, 1814, with a family of ten children.
     John H., our subject, was married on the 25th day of December , 1850, to Miss Sarah A. Harper, daughter of Caleb and Mary Harper of Ross County.  They have a family of four children: Caleb H., Joseph, Mollie, and Sallie.  Mr. Parrett is a member of the Presbyterian Church.  He was county commissioner and justice of the peace of Wayne Township for some three years.  HE has a farm of two hundred and fifty acres seven miles south of Washington, adjoining the village of Good Hope, where he makes his home.  He is one of the most enterprising farmers of the county, and a man of influence wherever he is known.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 619
Jefferson Twp. -
MARY S. PATTEN is a daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Baughn) Bush.  She was born in this county, where she was reared.  Nov. 7, 1840, she was married to William J. Patten.  Eight children are the result of this marriage:  Samantha S., Nettie W., Sarah E., Barthana W., Minerva R., Mattie V., Jessie L., and Richard E.  Nettie, Jessie, and Richard, are deceased.  Mr. Patten died, Jan. 13, 1869, aged fifty years.  He was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church, in which faith he died triumphantly.  Mrs. Patten, and all the children, save Richard, who died at the age of eleven months, are members of the same church.  She has a farm of one hundred acres, situated on the Jeffersonville pike, six miles northwest of Washington.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 697
Green Twp. -
G. W. PATTON, (Green Twp.) farmer, is a son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Wood) Patton, and was born on the farm, where he now lives, January 7, 1840.  His parents, who were natives of Virginia, came to this state in the spring of 1832.
     Mr. Patton's wife, Mary D., daughter of Hezekiah Rowe, to whom he was married October 24,. 1861, was born in this township March 3, 1845.  He has five children: Elmer E., Minnie A., Nettie J., Zella V. and Ollie M., all living.
     Mr. Patton is one of the solid farmers of this county, and has a farm of two hundred and fifty acres, which is one of the best in the township.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 774
Jefferson Twp. -
GEORGE H. PATTON, farmer, is a son of John M. and Sarah (Little) Patton, and was born in Frederick County, Virginia, Oct. 6, 1813, where he was reared.  He came to Ohio when twenty-one years of age, and located near Jeffersonville, where he remained three years, and then removed to the northern part of the township, remaining there until 1850, when he came to the farm where he now lives, and where the father died, at the age of seventy-seven years.  Mrs. Patton died at the age of sixty-nine years.
     Our subject has been twice married; first, to Miss Lucinda Sheely, Jan. 1, 1845.  One child was the result of the this marriage - John A., who lives on a farm adjoining his father's on the south.  He has married to Miss Martha Moon in December, 1871.  They have one child - Edith.
     Mrs. Patton
died Sept. 29, 1846.  He then married Miss Elizabeth Ragan, Oct. 25, 1849.  They have one child, Genetta, who married Eli S. Parret, Dec. 25, 1873.  They have two children: Earle E. and George.
     Mr. and Mrs. Patton
are members of the Methodist Protestant Church, of Pleasant View.  When Mr. Patton came to Ohio he had but a few cents in money; but by his industry he has accumulated sufficient means to live at his ease in his declining years.  He was a well-improved farm of two hundred and eighteen acres, on which he lives, and has given each of his children fifty acres.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 99
Union Twp. -
J. H. PATTON, attorney at law, Washington, was born in Fayette County, Sept. 6, 1849, and is a son of James and Ellen Patton, natives of Ohio, who have a family of four children, two sons and two daughters.
     The subject of our remarks was married, Dec. 3, 1870, to Miss S. E. Durnell, daughter of William Durnell.  They are blessed with three children:  Glenn, Daisy, and Nellie.  He received his education at Lebanon, at the South Salem Academy, and commenced the study of law with the Hon. M. J. Williams, of Washington, and when twenty years of age commenced practice, which was in 1869.  His youth was principally spent in Fayette County.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 619
Union Twp -
ISAAC PAVEY, farmer, Memphis.  The nativity of the original Pavey family is unknown.  Among the earliest settlers on Lee's Creek, in Highland County, was Isaac Pavey, the grandfather of this subject.  He was from Kentucky, and was a preacher of the Methodist Church and a farmer. He was born in Maryland.  His children were Charles, Elizabeth, William, Nancy Peggy, Sally, John and Thomas.  Charles married Lucinda Bocock, Elizabeth married John Barger, Nancy married Warner Mann, Peggy married Thomas Andrew, Sally married Isaac McKay, John married Betsey West, and Thomas married Sally Johnson.
     William
, the second son of the family, and father of our subject married Anna Johnson daughter of William and Jane (Dowden) Johnson of Fayette County.  He died in 1862, his wife in 1851.  They were parents of Jane, Isaac, William, Mary, George, John, Henry, Sophia, Elizabeth, James and Eliza.  By a second marriage, to Mrs. Jerdina Kirby, (Johnson,) he was a father of three sons and one daughter:  Charles, Thomas A., Keturah and Gilbert A.
     Isaac
, our subject, was born in Green Township, near the Clinton County line, Mar. 15, 1831.  He was brought up to hard work.  His education was of the ordinary kind.  On the 189th day of August, 1852, he was married to Margaret E., daughter of Jacob and Susan (Heller) Heidwohl; they were of Dutch descent, and natives of Virginia.  They came to this state about the year 1837.  Mrs. Pavey was born in Jefferson County, Virginia, Apr. 25, 1834.  She is the only surviving member of the family.  To the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Pavey, the following named children have been born:  Alice Jane, born May 13, 1855, married Robert Todhunter, Oct., 1879.  Elmira A., born May 3, 1858, married Cornelius McCoy, Nov. 12, 1880.  Junius, born Mar. 4, 1861; Darius, born Feb. 14, 1862; William H., born Apr. 6, 1863, died Aug. 1, 1864; Charles Edward, born Jan. 16, 1868, died Sept. 29, 1875; Elva, born Dec. 26, 1869, died Oct. 6, 1875; John F., born Apr. 11, 1872, died July 31, 1872.
     Mr. Pavey lived a short time in Hardin County, this state, and located where he now lives, in the year 1867.  He owns and cultivates nearly four hundred acres of choice land near Lee's Creek, and twelve miles from Washington.  Mrs. Pavey has been connected with the Methodist Church since 1850.
     Our subject is an ardent Republican, and an energetic farmer.  His brothers, James and Henry, served in the Union army during the late war.  The last named was for a time a prisoner of war.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 620
Jasper Twp.-
MARK PEARSON, farmer, is a native of Virginia, and was born Feb. 24, 1807.  His parents were on their way West, when they stopped temporarily on the Blue Ridge, where our subject was born.  They arrived at Highland County, Ohio, in 1810; removed to Clinton County, then to Greene, where the parents died.  Our subject came to Fayette County in 1836, and located on the farm where he now lives, and has well improved, then an unbroken forest, wet, heavily timbered, and in many respects uninviting.  The woods were then filled with wild game - turkey, squirrels, etc., and some deer.  The nearest church was about three miles, a long building, used for religious and school purposes.  He now has a fine farm of two hundred acres, through which the Dayton and Southeastern Railroad passes, located on the west line of the county.  He was married, Sept. 7, 1828, to Miss Phoebe Chaney, of Greene County, who has borne him five children, two of whom survive.  He and his wife are members of the Christian Church.  This s a Democratic family, of good repute, and are well and favorably known.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 732
Jasper Twp. -
ELIAS H. PEELLE, farmer is a son of Reuben and Emily (Wilson) Peelle.  He ws born in Clinton County, Apr. 10, 1843, where he was reared and educated.  He was married, May 10, 1867, to Miss Aramathea Creamer, daughter of Simeon Creamer who has borne him five children:  Frank A., Carrie(deceased), Dalton C., Adda M. and Florence.  Mr. Peelle located in this county immediately after marriage, where he has since lived, and has a well-improved farm of one hundred and fifty-two acres, situated on the west line of the county.  He and his wife are members of the Society of Friends.  He is a Republican, and a highly respected citizen.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 732
Union Twp. -
T. K. PERDUE, county surveyor, Washington, was born in this county, July 30, 1838, and is a son of Gershorn and Abigail Perdue.  He is a native of Virginia, she of New JerseyThe father came to this state in 1813, and the mother some time later; the marriage resulted in seven children.
     T. K., the youngest, was married April 30, 1868, to Jane M. Smith, daughter of Isaac and Mary Smith, of this county, which marriage resulted in six children: Whittier, Mira, Edith, Alice, Norton and Homer; all living.
     He served as infirmary director for six years, and has been in the nursery business since attaining his majority, which was also the means of supporting his father - the nursery was started in 1815.
     In the fall of 1880, he was elected county surveyor, and is now serving in that capacity.  Himself and wife are members of the Society of Friends.  The business of the nursery is conducted under the firm name of M. P. & T. K. Perdue.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 621
Jasper Twp. -
JOHN PERRILL, farmer, Milledgeville, a son of Hugh Perrill, was born June 17, 1823, in Highland County, where he was reared till fourteen years of age, when he went with his grandparents to Pike County. Here he remained until he attained his majority.
     He bought and drove stock from Ohio to Pennsylvania and New York markets, until twenty-nine years of age, when he came to Fayette County.  Here, Nov. 14, 1855, he was married to Miss Margaret J. Sparks, daughter of Elias M. Sparks.  Eleven children are the result of this union, six sons and. five daughters.
Two are deceased.  Our subject's mother died in Highland County, in 1835; his father in Kentucky, about 1847.
     Mr. Perrill has a farm of three hundred and forty acres, well improved, where he lives; and two hundred and fourteen acres one mile west.  This property is the result of his industry and good management.  He is a liberal supporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which faith he was reared, yet is not a member of any church.  Is well and favorably known, and has a reputable family.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 734
Jasper Twp. -
JOHN L. PERSINGER, farmer, Milledgeville, a son of David Persinger, of this county, was born July 22, 1837.  Was married, March 14, 1861, to Jane Peebles, daughter of Andrew and Helen Peebles.  Ten children are the result of this union, five sons and five daughters.  Two of the sons are deceased.
     Mr. Persinger has a farm of nine hundred and eighty-seven acres, well improved, situated one mile south of Milledgeville, where he lives, and seven hundred and ninety-five acres in the southwestern part of the township; also four hundred acres in Concord Township, formerly owned by Governor Trimble.  He is one of the largest real estate owners in the county, a public spirited man, who contributes largely to the support of churches, schools, railroads, and general public improvements.  Was a director of the Dayton & Southeastern Railroad four years, and contributed liberally to the building of it.  He deals largely in cattle and hogs; also has some sheep.  Has at present more than two hundred head of cattle.  He is a highly respected citizen, and has many friends.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page

JOHN POPEJOY was one of the first residents of Washington; came in 1811, purchased a lot and erected a log cabin thereon. Shortly after his arrival he was elected justice of the peace. He was considered rather eccentric ; made his legal decisions in accordance with his own ideas of justice, regardless of the laws or testimony bearing on the case. He kept no docket, but made a memorandum of all legal transactions on a piece of paper which was placed in a crevice in his cabin. He was a native of Virginia, and died in 1816 or 1817. He had two sons, John and Edward. Both were extensive dealers in stock. Edward subsequently removed to the far west; John died in this county.
* Source:  History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 242
Perry Twp. -
JAMES PRIDDY.  The grandparents of James Priddy - James and Martha (Rowe) Priddy - were natives of Virginia, and came to this state in 1816, settling in Perry Township.  They were the parents of William, Elias, Andrew, George, and Lucy.
     Elias
, the father of James was born in Virginia, in 1796, and came to this state with his father's family, and in later years married Rebecca, daughter of Ebenezer Haines.  His children were  George, Evaline, Strawther, Martha, June, Lucy, James, Emily, Mary Amanda, Elizabeth and Eliza.
     Strawther
married Mrs. Ellen (Brown) Wheatley; Martha married James Smith; Lucy married Fletcher Zimmerman; Emily married Elby Wilson; Mary married Jonathan Painter; Amanda married Joseph Doster; Elizabeth married W. F. Bryan; and Eliza married Nahum Merchant.
     James Priddy
was born in this county and state, February 27, 1839, and was married December 18, 1866, to Mary E. Todhunter, daughter of John P. and Martha J. (Binegar) Todhunter, of the same township.  Mrs. Priddy was born May 10, 1844.  The fruits of this marriage have been six children: Aurora Grace, born October 21, 1867; Myrta G., born October 11, 1870; Florence Luetta, born January 11, 1873; Leota Blanche, born August 12, 1875; Arthur Esto, born June 27, 1878; and Ethel Alma born November 16, 1880.
     Mr. Priddy has a creditable record as a soldier, and did service during the late civil war as a member of Company A, 1st Ohio Cavalry.  His company was commanded by Captain John Robinson of Washington, and served on special duty as escort to some of the distinguished commanders of the Union forces; among them, Kilpatrick, Meade, Pope and Shields.  The fields of travel embraced Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
* Source: 
History of Fayette County, Ohio & State of Ohio - By R. S. Dills - Publ. Odell & Meyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio - 1881 - Page 817
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