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Source:
History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio
Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co.
1884

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G. A. EWING, M. D., was born in Ewington, Gallia Co., Ohio, in 1834, the third of five children of George Ewing, a native of Virginia, born Jan. 21, 1807, and died in Gallia County, May 1, 1883.  Dr. Ewing's Great grandfather Ewing was a native of Scotland but died in Virginia.  His grandfather, William Ewing, was born in Virginia in 1756 and was in the Revolutionary war.  He died in Gallia County, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1822.  Dr. Ewing was reared a farmer, receiving a common school education.  At twenty years of age he began teaching and taught seven years.  In the late war he enlisted as a private in Company A, Fifty-sixth Ohio Infantry, but was appointed Hospital Steward and served in that capacity six months when he was discharged on account of physical disability.  He commenced the study of medicine in 1857 under Dr. Ira Holcomb, of Vinton, Gallia Co., Ohio.  He graduated at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, in 1866, and located in EwingtonIn the fall of 1881 he removed to Jackson, where he now has a liberal share of the patronage.  He married Mary Cherington, of Gallia County, a sister of Sheriff Cherington, of Jackson County.  They have four children - Mrs. Ida E. Bane, U. B. G., Anna P. and Solomon K.  Dr. Ewing has been a member o the Masonic fraternity since 1855, and has taken the degrees up to and including the council.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist church.  Politically he is a Republican.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 557
JOHN M. EWING, ex-Sheriff of Jackson County, was born in Madison County, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1842, the eldest of six children of Peter and Elizabeth (Clements) Ewing.  His father died in 1867, and his mother is now living in Jackson.  When he was five years of age his parents came to Jackson where he was reared and educated.  When sixteen years of age he was employed as engineer at the Mount Vernon Furnace, Lawrence County.  He remained there and at the old Diamond Furnace, Jackson County, till 1868, with the exception of two years that he served in the late war in the First Ohio Heavy Artillery.  From 1868 till 1874, he was deputy under Sheriffs J. H. Wilson, John Wade and R. W. Hubbard.  In the latter year he was elected Sheriff and re-elected in 1876.  Since the expiration of his last term of service he has lived a rather retired life.  Mr. Ewing was married Sept. 30, 1871, to Mary E. Farrar, of Jackson County.  She died Apr. 26, 1882, aged thirty-three years.  Of their three children but two are living - Sophia and JohnAlta is deceased.  Mr. Ewing is a Knight Templar Mason and is Junior Warden of his lodge.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 557

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