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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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  Green Camp Twp. -
ANDREW UNCAPHER was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., Oct. 6, 1819.  His parents, Peter and Elizabeth (Ringer) Uncapher, also natives of the same State and of German extraction, were married about 1810.  To them were born fifteen children, seven living - John, Andrew, Simon, Amos, Samuel, Margaret and Catherine.  Michael, George, Philip, Isaac, Joseph, Elizabeth, Hannah and one infant are deceased.  Mr. Uncapher died in 1857 and his wife in 1875.  The subject of this memoir, removing from Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1839, located at Marion, following the occupation of mechanic thirty years.  He was united in marriage, Feb. 10, 1867, at Green Camp, with Miss Sarah, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Brinker, also natives of Pennsylvania.  Five of their six children survive - Mary E., Laura C., Emma F., Lydia L. and Herman A.  Sarah J. died May 28, 1863.  Mr. Uncapher quite his trade in 1868, purchasing and moving to this farm of 115 acres.  He is a good farmer, a substantial citizen, a solid Democrat,  and, with his wife, a member of the United Brethren Church.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 801
  Marion Twp. -
DANIEL UNCAPHER, first son of Joseph Uncapher, was born in Marion Township Dec. 21, 1837.  He obtained a good education, attending the Marion Academy a few terms.  When nineteen, he commenced teaching, continuing nine winters.  In 1863, he purchased 225 acres, locating in Big Island and Green Camp Township, living there till 1867, when he removed to Pleasant Township.  Mar. 1, 1869, he bought his present farm of seventy-eight acres.  He was married, Apr. 2, 1863, to Rebecca Riley, also a native of Marion Township born Feb. 22, 1810, and a daughter of Elias and Sarah A. (Moore) Riley  The names of their two children are J. Herman and Luther V.  he and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he officially connected, and served four years as Superintendent of the Sunday school.  He is an active Prohibitionist.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 639
  Marion Twp. -
EDWARD W. UNCAPHER (deceased) was born in Marion Township Oct. 6, 1827, the eldest son and second child born to Solomon and Hannah (Shoemaker) Uncapher.  Having obtained such an education as the common schools of that primitive day afforded, he married, Nov. 6, 1857, Miss Nancy J. Cunningham, a daughter of James and Nancy (Barks) Cunningham.  She is also a native of Marion County, born Feb. 25, 1831.  The names of their children are Everett N., James O. and Olive V.  Mr. Uncapher bought eighty acres adjoining the homestead in 1855, and seven years later fifty-seven acres near the cemetery.  He owned at his death 240 acres of land.  He made all the improvements upon the home farm, building, in 1865-65, a $3,000 residence.  He was extensive raiser of fine stock, usually keeping from 200 to 300 head and was among the first to introduce Spanish Merino sheep into the county.  At one time he paid $400 for a Vermont sheep.  He was associated with L. C. Haines, in the wool trade, for many years; was a member of the Agricultural Board, and identified with the county fair in many ways.  He also reared the French and Clydesdale horses.  He was an industrious and enterprising citizen; was one of the movers in obtaining county pikes, having thirty shares of the Marion & Waldo pike (was Director and Overseer of the same, and twelve shares of the Marion & Prospect pike.  He began life a poor boy, but through his indomitable perseverance left an estate valued at $24,000.  He was a Democrat and a member of the United Brethren Church.  He was stricken with paralysis in the autumn of 1875, and died Apr. 11, 1877.  Mrs. Uncapher has added thirty-three acres to the farm.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 640
  Big Island Twp. -
ISAIAH UNCAPHER in one of Big Island's strong men.  His birth took place Oct. 29, 1842, and he is the son of Isaac and Susan Uncapher, of Marion County, who came from Pennsylvania about 1838.  His family originated in Germany, and his grandfather, Rimal, was a Revolutionary soldier.  His marriage to Jennie E. Riley, daughter of Elias and Susan Riley, occurred Nov. 5, 1867.  The names of their two children are True and Belle.  Mr. Uncapher purchased his present residence in 1876, eighty acres, paying $35 per acres; worth at present $70 per acre.  He has good fences, and 500 rods of tile buried.  He makes a specialty of corn, having this season thirty-five acres.  Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher belong to the Free-Will Baptist Church, of which he is both Deacon and Clerk.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 668
  Marion Twp. -
JAMES O. UNCAPHER was born on the old homestead May 30, 1855, the second son and child of Edward W. Uncapher; obtained May 30, 1855, the second son and child of Edward W. Uncapher obtained a common school education, and became associated, in his twentieth year, with his father in the rearing of fine sheep.  Since his father's death, he and his brother, Everett N., have been continuing the business very satisfactorily.  They keep, also, Clydesdale horses, some of the finest in the county, and a high grade of Durham cattle and Poland China hogs.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 639
  Big Island Twp. -
JOHN A. UNCAPHER is an enterprising young man, having a fine farm of 100 acres, located near the Scioto River.  He purchased this place when heavily timbered, in 1871, at $25 per acre.  By thrift and energy he has cleared sixty acres, and now tiles 665 rods.  He has also made many other improvements, building, in 1877, a neat little house, with fine, up-ground cellar and a double corn crib and shed.  Mr. Uncapher raises large crops of potatoes:  1881, 400 bushels; 1882, 800 bushels; 1883, 6 acres.  He is also Commissioner of the "Rayl & Uncapher pike," in course of construction.  Mr. U. was born Aug. 8, 1850, in Marion Township, son of Joseph and Rebecca Uncapher, who came from Pennsylvania, settled in Marion in 1840, and brought up six children.  He was married, Feb. 27, 1877, to Miss Phoebe J. Cummins, daughter of Widow Cummins.  Their children are William H. and Jesse D.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 668
  Big Island Twp. -
JOHN G. UNCAPHER was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1831, the son of John and Anne E. (Williams) Uncapher, of Welsh-German ancestry, and natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively.  John Uncapher was born May 14, 1796, and was a resident of Ohio for forty years.  His wife was born about 1808, but is now deceased.  They had a family of ten children, five living - Eliza, Mary M., Margaret, John G. and Urbane.  The deceased were Thomas, Caroline, Andrew, Joseph (an infant) and Sarah.  John G. resided with his parents, in Eastern Ohio, working as tanner for fourteen years.  He then followed farming with his father until 1872, with the exception of seven years at Clarkson, Ohio.  In that year (1872) he came to Marion County, settling where he now resides.  The farm consists of 333 acres, one-half of which has been cleared and put in a good state of cultivation by himself and sons.  He has a large, attractive home, and suitable buildings surrounding.  Mar. 22, 1860, he married, at New Lisbon, Ohio, Miss Sarah De Wolf, daughter of Peter and Saloma (Sheffer) De Wolf, of German descent, and the parents of five children, four surviving - Maria M., Rebecca, Caroline and Sarah; the deceased was Lewis.  Mr. and Mrs. Uncapher have six children - Charles E., Byron D., Mary L., Emma M., Lewis F. and Caroline L.  Mr. Uncapher is a thorough farmer, an esteemed citizen, and, with his wife and son Charles, a member of the Disciple Church at Marion.  He is a stanch Republican.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 668
  Marion Twp. -
JOSEPH UNCAPHER was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., July 12, 1809, a son of George and Catherine (Eddleman) Uncapher, of Virginia.  They were among the earliest settlers in Western Pennsylvania and were the parents of twelve children, ten of whom they reared to maturity.  He, with his son John, came to Marion County and entered land in 1824.  Joseph was raised upon a farm and educated in the common schools.  He first came to Marion in the fall of 1832, but returned to Pennsylvania, the following spring.  He continued upon the homestead until 1837, when he brought his wife, in a wagon, to this place and bought 160 acres of his father, paying $750.  He has cleared and improved this, and owns at present 303 acres, adjoining the corporation.  He has always followed farming and stock raising.  Feb. 16, 1837, he married Rebecca Stonebarger, a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Nesbitt) Stonebarger.  She was born in Indiana County, Penn., Oct. 16, 1817.  They had eight children, six living - Daniel, Silas, Derias, Thomas J., John A. and Hiram L.  Isaac and an infant son are deceased.  Mr. U. keeps his farm in a high state of cultivation.  A few years since, he built a fine brick house, thirty feet square, at a cost of $1,550.  He is a member of the Grange; was a charter member, and served as Chaplain.  He is liberal with his means, and has contributed to the building of every Protestant church in Marion.  He is an active Democrat, first voting for Andrew Jackson.  He was Trustee of the township one term and School Director twenty years.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 640
  Marion Twp. -
MARTIN V. UNCAPHER was born May 1, 1840, a native of Marion Township and the son of Solomon and Hannah Uncapher, who came from Pennsylvania at an early day (when Marion had abut one shingle roof) and entered 160 acres of land.  Prosperity attended this father's labor, so that at one time he owned 600 acres of good land, and cleared eighty acres of farm land himself.  He had a family of sixteen children, twelve of them boys.  The district school gave Martin V. his education, and Mar. 28, 1861, he married Elizabeth L. Bush.  The names of their three children are Margaret J., wife of William Smith; Louis S. and Mary A.  Mr. Uncapher bought his farm of 138 acres in 1877, paying $59 per acre.  It is in good repair, drained by 400 rods of tile, and is worth $90 per acre.  Mr. Uncapher is a Democrat and a member of the royal Arcanum.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 645
  Big Island Twp. -
THOMAS J. UNCAPHER was born June 12, 1846, the son of Joseph and Rebecca (Stonebarger) Uncapher, of German ancestry.  Having received a common school education, Mr. U. remained with his father farming until 1871, when he moved to his present home, remaining one year; he then returned to the homestead, engaging in the dairy business two years; then removed permanently to his farm, consisting of 101 acres.  The same year, he married Hannah A. Simons, a daughter of John and Mary Simons.  Her death took place in 1880.  Mr. U. again married, Aug. 10, 1881, Miss Ida Kenyon, adopted daughter of Martha (Kenyon) Moore.  When he located his farm was a wilderness, but during the ensuing years he has cleared many acres, erected a comfortable house and accompanying buildings; he has also put in several hundred rods of tile.  His an exemplary citizen, and at present is serving his second term as Justice of the Peace in the township.  Politically he is a Democrat.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 668

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