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Source:
The History of Marion County, Ohio

Containing
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, etc.:
General and Local Statistics;  Military Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc.
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Publ. Chicago; Leggett, Conaway & Co. -
1883

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  Richland Twp. -
MICHAEL JACOBY, the oldest settler of Richland in residence, was born Mar. 30, 1809, in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill Co., Penn.  His parents, John and Catherine Jacoby, likewise his grandparents and great-grand-parents, were natives of the same township.  His people came from Holland originally, and settled along the Delaware River.  His great-grand-father, Gideon Myers, attained the remarkable age of one hundred and four years.  His grandfather, Bartholomew Jacoby, served in the Revolutionary war; also several of his uncles.  His parents arrived in Richland Township,  Feb. 15, 1824, having traveled 600 miles by wagon, and bringing a family of nine children, having left four in Pennsylvania.  They entered eighty acres a little east of our subject's present home.  His father died in 1844, aged seventy-three years, while the mother passed away in 1837, aged sixty-three years.  Our subject obtained a moderate education, and remained with his parents until his marriage, which occurred Nov. 1, 1832.  The next day he voted for Gen. Jackson for his second term of the Presidency.  This school of politics he has followed faithfully all his days.  The object of his affections was Miss Elizabeth Warline, daughter of Henry and Catharine Warline. Ten children have resulted from this union - Catharine  (deceased), wife of Samuel Waddel; Mary, Daniel Myer's widow; Henry, who served two years  in the late war, becoming Lieutenant, and was killed at Gettysburg; James, also a soldier and Lieutenant; Michael, Jr.; John; Elizabeth, wife of Morris J. Aye; Margaret, wife of John Weddel; Elias, attorney, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Maria, wife of Elmore C. Smith.  Jan. 1, 1833, he entered 160 acres, known to-day as the "Old Jacoby Farm," but altogether he owns 700 acres, stretching one and a half miles along the Whetstone River.  His house, which he built in 1842, was the fourth frame house built in the township. Mr. J.  has the finest stock of all kinds.  In 1850, he built a large barn 54 x 132 feet.  At an early age, he and his wife joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, which he has served in every capacity, acting as Steward for the past thirty years.  He has ever been prominent in the home politics, being elected Town Clerk when just twenty one, and was continued for fifteen years; also made Justice of the Peace and served twenty-one years.  A few years since he was Land Appraiser of Tully, Scott, Claridon and Richland Townships.  In 1879, he gave the lot and $1,000 for the building of the Methodist Episcopal Church near his home.  Mr. J. has been a remarkable man in many respects, especially in physical endurance.  He cleared 500 acres of land, and in a day and a half cut and split from the stumps 515 rails; when aged twenty-four, he mowed two acres with scythe; he has often reaped with sickle one acre in a day.  With his brother Jacob  he split 1,100 rails in a day.  When temperance became an issue, he received 61 cents more each day for abstaining.  He is hale and hearty still.  Upon the occasion of Mr. and Mrs. Jacoby's golden anniversary, Nov. 1, 1882, there were present four sons and four daughters, thirty grand children and three great-grand-children.  After congratulations, they surrounded the bountifully spread tables; the bride and groom of fifty years ago were placed at the end of one of them, the pastor and the bride's sister, Mrs. Kern, the only one present who had attended the wedding fifty years before, sat opposite; four sons sat on the father's right; four daughters on the mother's left.  The husband of the deceased daughter occupied the chair that would have been hers; and the gallant son who fell at Gettysburg, was represented by a namesake grandson, Henry Waddel.  Mr. Jacoby is a remarkable man; he is of the stamp of men who succeed, but anyone would have succeeded with that "sweet faced christian woman," who has stood by his side a help-mate fifty years.  To their children they bequeath an honest and an honorable name, and not by any one of them has it been tarnished.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 957
  Prospect Twp. -
JAMES JOHNSON

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 928

  Bowling Green Twp. -
JOHN JOHNSON

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 681

  Montgomery Twp. -
MRS. MARTHA JOHNSON, widow of Jared Johnson was born Oct. 18, 1829, in Licking Co., Ohio, the daughter of John and Rhoda (Meredith) Clark, of Irish and Welsh ancestry, and natives of Pennsylvania and Delaware respectively.  They are the parents of twelve children, six dying in infancy.  The names of the living are Elizabeth, George, Mary, Samuel, Martha and Eliza.  He came to Licking Co., Ohio, when aged ten years, and married in that county.  At the time of his death, he was a resident of Bowling Green Twp., and the owner of 100 acres of land.  His death occurred Feb. 9, 1877, his wife's death taking place eight years previous.  Our subject married, Oct. 18, 1854, Jared Johnson, son of Joseph and Matilda (Lobdel) Johnson.  Four children crowned this union - Cummings P., born Sept. 8, 1855; Rhoda M., Dec. 22, 1856; Harvey, Sept. 14, 1859.  The deceased are Levi C., died Aug. 4, 1868, aged twenty-four days.  Mr. Johnson died June. 4, 1861, aged thirty years.  Since his death Mrs. Johnson has carefully and laboriously educated the family.  She continues to reside upon the farm of fifty-six acres, adjacent to the village of La Rue, where she has erected a commodious farm house.   Her two sons live with her, Cummings conducting the farm and Harvey engaged in carriage painting.  Mrs. Johnson is a much respected lady, and has resided in La Rue twenty-nine years.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 840
  Montgomery Twp. -
SARAH E. (CLARK) JOHNSON is a native of Montgomery Twp., born Aug. 29, 1852, the daughter of John and Huldah (Messick) Johnson, natives of Delaware.  They moved to Marion County at a very early date, and were among the first settlers of Montgomery Twp.  They were the parents of twelve children, ten living.  The mother died in 1879, and the father four years before.  Our subject was married, Nov. 22, 1870, to Joseph E. Johnson, the son of Peter and Leah (Ansley) Johnson and four children have been born to this union - Floy A., Lulu L., Annie D. and Tresie B., aged (1883) eleven, nine, six and two yeas respectively.  Mrs. Johnson received her farm of eighty acres of fine land from her father's estate, where she has ever since resided, save eight years in Wyandot Co., Ohio.  They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 840
  Big Island Twp. -
W. G. JOHNSON, JR., is the son of W. G. and Elizabeth Johnson, and was born Nov. 9, 1853, in Marion.  He obtained his education in the common school - sufficient for most practical purposes.  He is one of Big Island's enterprising young men, having been engaged the past nine years in manufacturing and shipping lumber - often 150,000 feet to one city.  He has also handled 86,000 railroad ties, and followed agriculture to a considerable extent.  At present, he and a partner are building the "Rayl & Uncapher pike," four miles in length, at $2,100 per mile.  He owns five acres within the corporation of Marion, upon which he intends building a good house this fall (1883).  He is a bachelor, and lives with and cares for his parents.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 662
  Big Island Twp. -
WILLIAM G. JOHNSON, SR., was born May 24, 1814, in Providence, R. I.  His parents, Philip and Priscilla Johnson, came to Marion County about 1818.  Philip Johnson dying soon after this, Mrs. Johnson returned to her native State.  At five years of age, William was bound out to E. D. Bates, with whom he remained eighteen years, and by whom he was taught the tailor's trade.  He was married to Elizabeth Bickford, daughter of John and Amy Bickford, of Marion.  They have had nine children - John B., Samuel C., Mary P. (wife of Edward Kesler), Newton M., Amy E. (wife of Benjamin Burns), Alexander (Baggage Master), Thomas R. (dead), William G. and Lydia A. (wife of Ross Burns).  The first three years of married life were passed in Big Island Township; then he went to Marion till 1857, supporting a family of fourteen by digging wells and moving buildings.  He was seven upon the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad.  Mr. J. has always been a hard worker, having cleared in his time seventy acres of forest land.  He bought a farm of eighty acres Gurley Station in 1857, but has disposed of that property.  Mr. J. has been failing the past few years, losing his right eye by brain fever, 1869, Mrs. J., by breaking both arms, at different times, is permanently crippled.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 662
  Bowling Green Twp. -
ALBERT JONES

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 681

  Bowling Green Twp. -
ANDREW J. JONES

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 682

  Bowling Green Tap. -
JOHN JONES

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 682

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