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TRUMBULL COUNTY,  OHIO
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Source:
 History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties, Ohio
Published:  Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bros.
VOLUME I
1882

CHAPTER VI.
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP
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INTRODUCTORY.

     Bristol is geographically situated as follows:  with Bloomfield on the north, Mecca on the east. Champion on the south, and Farmington on the west.  The Ashtabula and Warren turnpike runs through the township from north to south, west of the center.  The Ashtabula, Youngstown & Pittsburg railroad crosses the eastern half of the township in the same direction, and has two stations for the accommodation of the public—Bristolville and Oakland.  The former is a mile east of the village of Bristolville, and the latter an equal distance from North Bristol.
     Bristolville, or in local parlance "the center," is pleasantly situated about half a mile from the geographical center of the township, and is a neat, quiet country village of some forty houses.  In the center of the village is a tasty little public square, with ornamental shade trees.  In the center of the square is the soldiers' monument, erected to the memory of the patriots of the township who died in their country's service.  Two fine churches, well built and well furnished, and a good school building, speak well for the intelligence of the community.
     North Bristol is a smaller village, on the turnpike, a mile north of Bristolville, and contains one church, one store, a mill, etc. 
     The people of the township are industrious, economical, sober-minded, and thrifty.  Mixed agriculture, dairying, and sheep and cattle raising are the principal occupations.  Good buildings and well-improved farms abound.
     The soil is generally a clayey loam, with some sandy or gravelly ridges.  The surface is generally very nearly level.  The northern and northwestern portions have a few small hills in the vicinity of streams.
     The drainage is carried northward by Center creek and Baughman's creek, tributaries to Grand river.  The chief source of these streams is in the northern part of Champion.  Deacon creek, which rises in that township, flows northward through the eastern part of Bristol until within about half a mile of the Bloomfield line, when it joins a small stream flowing west and northwest, which is thenceforth known as Baughman's creek.  All these streams are small and unimportant.
     The number of sugar orchards in this township is large.  Many acres of apple orchards are also found. Sager's nursery for raising fruit and ornamental trees deserves mention.

SURVEY.

     This township was surveyed early in the present century by Alfred Wolcott in behalf of the Connecticut Land company, from whom he received as payment for his services a grant of three hundred and fifty acres of land in the township.  He built a cabin at the center during his stay here, which was the first building erected in the township.

THE PIONEERS.

      ABRAHAM BAUGHMAN was the first actual settler.  In 1804 he brought his family and settled on the creek which bears his name.  His cabin, the first one erected excepting that of Wolcott, the surveyor, stood about one mile east of the turnpike and about three-fourths of a mile from the north line of the township.  The land is

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now H. Satterlee's farmBaughman and family removed to Richland county in 1816.

     WILLIAM SAGER  visited this township in 1802, or perhaps previously.  In company with three other men he started from Shenandoah county, Virginia, to find in Ohio a suitable spot on which to settle.  On reaching the Ohio river two of his companions refused to proceed farther into the wilderness and deserted him.  The other came on with him and in due time both arrived within the present limits of Bristol.  They camped one night m the forest, and after selecting a site for Mr. Sager's future home, started on their return trip.  They went to Youngstown and from that place followed an Indian trail to the Ohio.  Mr. Sager purchased of Wolcott, the surveyor, a piece of land on which he afterwards settled.  On the 4th day of June, 1805, Mr. Sager and family arrived in the township.  Stopping over night with his brother-in-law, Abraham Baughman, the next morning Mr. Sager, Mr. Baughman, and his two sons, Jacob and Abraham, proceeded to cut a road through the wilderness a mile and a half to Mr. Sager's land.
     For a month or more, until a cabin could be constructed, Mr. Sager and his wife, with their one child, slept in his wagon.  There was no sawed timber to be procured nearer than at Warren, therefore the cabin was built without the use of boards, as was generally the case with pioneer dwellings.  Soon he succeeded in getting his logs together and had a cabin 18x20 feet in size.  As soon as the lower floor was laid the family moved in.  Mr. Sager hewed out a large plank for a work-bench and proceeded to finish off his dwelling.  Thus its one room served all the uses of kitchen, sitting room, dining room, parlor, and work-shop.  Mr. Sager was by trade a mill-wright, but here he found it necessary to act as carpenter, cabinet-maker, cooper, etc.
     William Sager had married Mary Hammon, of German descent, before coming to Ohio, and they had one child, Joseph, born in 1802.  Their son Jacob, born in 1805, was the first child born in this township.  The names of the six other children were Sarah, John, Solomon, Anna, Rebecca, and WilliamJohn, Solomon, and Anna are dead.  The others are all living: Joseph, Jacob, William, and Sarah in Bristol, and Rebecca (Hyde) in Farmington.  All lived to rear families excepting Sarah, who remains single.

     GABRIEL SAGER, William's father, emigrated from Germany about 1758, first settling in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and thence removing to Shenandoah county, Virginia, where he reared a family of four sons and four daughters.  His certificate of naturalization, issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1765, is now in possession of his grandson Joseph, and is as quaint and old fashioned as any document we have ever seen.  Supreme court is printed "supream court," and other deviations from modern standards of orthography are numerous.  Mr. Sager being in religion a Mennonite would not take an oath of naturalization but affirmed instead, and was given a paper similar to those issued to Quakers.  In 1810 he removed to Bristol, and settled on the farm now owned by Edward Kibbee in the northern part of the township.  His son Samuel settled on the same farm about 1811 and remained until 1816, when he removed to Beaver county, Pennsylvania, and lived the remainder of his days there.  Gabriel Sager died about 1816 but his wife survived him several years. Their children who came to Ohio were William and Samuel, and the four daughters, viz: Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Baughman; Barbara, wife of William Barb; Margaret, wife of Henry Baughman; and Mary, wife of John Barb.  The Baughmans remained but a few years, but both Barb families were permanent residents.

     WILLIAM BARB removed from Shenandoah county, Virginia, in 1801, to Bristol, Trumbull county, Ohio, and located where William Sager now lives.  He subsequently exchanged this farm with the owner, Mr. Sager, and settled permanently on the place now owned by Martin J. Barb.  He was the father of six children, five boys and one girl, named as follows:  Gabriel, William, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, and Mary all now dead.  Abraham, who succeeded to the place after his father's death, was born there in 1809.  He married Lydia An Curlin and raises a family to seven sons and six daughters, of whom four (sons) are deceased.  He died Jan. 7, 1868.  Mrs. Barb is yet living and is now in her seventieth year.  Their son, M. J. Barb, occupies the homestead where his grandfather settled so long ago and where his father always lived.

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n 1816.  He had a family of eight children, three of whom are still living.  The names in order of age were:  Abraham, Margaret, Elizabeth, Solomon, Polly, Jonathan, Barbara, and David.  Those living are Margaret ( Parker), Bristolville; Jonathan, Indiana; and Barbara (Thayer), North Bristol.  Solomon and Elizabeth (Norton)passed their days in Bristol.


    
JOHN FANSLER settled north of Bristolville in 1806.  His family was a large one.  Two children died before reaching mature years.  The following lived to marry and have families:  Michael, John, Solomon, Moses, Samuel, Anna, George, David, and Margaret.  Samuel and David now live in Bristol, George in Fowler, and Margaret in Iowa.

     JOHN and SARAH HAMMON settled in 1806 where their son Jacob now resides.   Statistics of their family have been mislaid and we are unable to give them.

     KAGY FAMILYAbraham, John, Jacob, and Isaac Kagy came at different dates, Abraham as early as 1820, and located on the east and west road in the eastern part of the township.  Samuel and John, sons of Abraham, still reside in the township.  Jacob, another of his sons, died in the service of his country.  John, Jacob, and Isaac settled in the same neighborhood.  Isaac never married.  Some of John's children are still living here, viz:  John, on the old homestead; Joseph, Jacob, and Michael.  The latter lives on the old Abraham Kagy place.

     JACOB NORTON in 1806 settled in the northeast of the township.  His children were Barbara, Henry, Catharine, Zachariah, George, Sally, Michael, David, and William.  All lived in this vicinity and reared families.  None are now living.  Their descendants are numerous, influential and respected.  The above were born after Mr. Norton's second marriage.  By his first wife he had two sons in Virginia, John and Jacob, who afterwards moved to Ohio.

     All of the families above named were of German origin and came to Bristol from Virginia.  The township was but sparsely settled until after 1820.

     LYMAN POTTER settled on a farm just south of the present village of Bristolville.  After several years' residence he and his family removed from the township.  He was the first justice of the peace in Bristol and was well qualified by nature and education for the position, having received a liberal education with the intention (afterward abandoned) of entering the ministry.

     AARON FENTON, as early as 1805, settled on the farm now occupied by his son Aaron.  His children were Daniel, William, Mary, Aaron, Abraham, Lydia, and Enoch.  Daniel, William, Abraham, and Mary are dead. William spent his days in Bristol.

     JOHN COX settled in the western part of the township in 1805.  In 1816 William Cox came and settled opposite the road from him.  William had no children, but John had enough for both.  The most of his large family after marrying moved away.  Following are the names of his children: Betsey, Abigail, John, Hannah, Peggy, Polly, Amy, Susan, Catharine, Japheth, and Martha.  Of these only one, Mrs. Peggy Barb, now lives in Bristol.  Timothy resides in Mesopotamia.

     CAPTAIN BENJAMIN WHITE was an early pioneer of the northwestern part of the township.  He died during the War of 1812.  His children were Samuel, Elijah, Patterson, Benjamin, and Polly (Smith).  Samuel, well known as 'Squire White, still resides in Bristol.

     JOHN LLOYD located in the northwest of this township in 1814.  He owned five hundred acres of land in Bristol and one thousand in Kirtland township, which he divided equally among his three children, Thomas, Lester, and Roxana.  The Lloyds were from Massachusetts.  The farm on which they settled had been improved to a small extent by John and Thomas Martin, who came here about 1807, but remained only a few years.

     EMMOR MOORE settled in 1805 or 1806 on the present Curtis farm, on the turnpike, south of Bristolville.  He died of consumption in 1810, and was buried in the township burying-ground at the center, it being the first interment of an adult person there made.  The tombstone marking his grave has the oldest date of any in the cemetery.  His son William married and settled in Bristol, but deserted his wife and left.

     CUMMINGS FAMILYWilliam, John, Thomas, James, and Joseph Cummings, with their sisters, Betsy, Anna, Polly, and Sally, were one of the very first families that settled in the township.  They took up a farm near the southwest corner of Bristol.  Several of the name still remain in the township.
    
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     ROBERT MILLER was one of the first comers.  He also located in the southwest of the township, but afterwards moved to the Gordon place on the turnpike.  Two sons, James and John are still residents of Bristol.

     WILLIAM REED, ABRAMAM DAILY, and GEORGE BARGER, were among the first settlers, but remained only a few years.

     The greater part of the above-named settlers were natives of Pennsylvania.  In this sketch we have attempted to include all of the pioneers who resided here permanently, or whose descendants now live in the township.

  

ORGANIZATION.

     Township number six in the fourth range was formerly included in the Middlefield election district.  In 1807 it was created in a separate township and election precinct.

FIRST ELECTION.

 

NAME.

     The township was named Bristol, after Bristol, Connecticut, the home of the surveyor.

BRISTOLVILLE.

     The growth of this village was slow, and comparatively few improvements were made until after the turnpike was opened in 1819 and the stage began running in 1828.
     Samuel Swetland was the first store-keeper and after him Henry Hanks came but remained only a short time.  Norris, Howard & Kibbee had a store quite early and erected the building which is now E. L. Kibbee's store.
     Lyman Potter, who lived at the south end of the village, kept the first tavern for a number of years.  A number of others afterwards kept public house in the village.

EARLY SCHOOLS.

 

CHURCHES.




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THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.

 

THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

 

 

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THE DISCIPLE CHURCH.

 

CEMETERIES.

     The two principal burying places in this township are located in Bristolville, one east and the other west of the turnpike.  Interments were made in the township burying-ground east of the public square in very early times.  The oldest grave-stone standing bears the date 1810.  The new cemetery is large and prettily adorned with shrubbery of evergreens.  In the northern part of the township is a small old burying-ground where rest and remains the members of the Sager family and others of the old settlers.

POST-OFFICES.

 

EARLY MILLS.

 

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HUNTING ADVENTURES.

 

IN EARLY DAYS.

 

AN ANCIENT WELL.

 

 

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OTHER INTERESTING DISCOVERIES.

 

THE INDIANS.

 

 

 

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FISH.

 

TEMPERANCE CRUSADE.

 

TOWNSHIP BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

     General Stores:  H. H. Pierce, E. L. Kibbee, Bristolville; and E. P. Pierce, North Bristol.
     Drug store:  E. T. Finney, Bristolville
     Furniture store:  A. E. Miner, Bristolville.
     Tin shop:  R. G. Kelso
     Bristolville post-office, Jacob Norton, Post-master, North Bristol, E. A. Pierce postmaster.
     Bristolville physicians:  A. J. Brockett, M. D., and F. C. Corey, M. D.
     Grist-mills:  McBride Brothers & Vradenburg, Bristolville; and Hutton & Freel, North Bristol.
     Carriage and blacksmith shop, Eckstine & Reel, North Bristol.
     Cheese factories:  Jere Barton, North Bristol; Tift & Chryst, southwest part of township.
     Steam saw-mills:  Strome & Reed have a large saw-mill, planing-mill, handle and spoke manufactory, etc., east of Bristolville station, and carry on an extensive business.  Mayhew Brothers have a steam saw-mill and planing-mill at Oakfield station.  Two other saw-mills are owned by Sager & Cox, North Bristol; and Osborn & Harclerode, in the southwest of the township.
     The above are the principal business interests, not including shoemaker and blacksmith shops.

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NOTES ON SETTLEMENT.

     JACOB SAGER was born in Bristol township Oct. 25, 1805.  His father, William Sager, was a native of Shenandoah county, West Virginia, and came to Ohio in 1805 and settled in Bristol township, and was among the early settlers of the township.  He settled in the north part of the township and resided upon his farm until his death, which occurred in1856.  There were eight children in his family - five boys and three girls - Joseph, Jacob, Sally, John, Solomon, Annie, Rebecca and William.  John, Solomon, and Annie are deceased.  Mr. Sager was a millwright by trade, though he carried on farming in connection.  Mr. Jacob Sager has always lived inthe township.  HE was the first white child born in Bristol.  He has lived to witness many changes; has seen a dense wilderness change to a thriving community.  He was married Sept. 8, 1831, to Miss Leah Kagy, daughter of Jacob Kagy, of Bristol.  They have had six children, five of whom are living  Susan, William J., Henry F., Mary E., Sophia, and Jacob A.  Mr. and Mrs. Sager are members of the Disciples church, and in every respect are good citizens.

     JOSEPH SAGER, a well known resident of Bristol, was born June 1, 1802, in Shenandoah county, Virginia, and came to Ohio in 1805 in company with his father, William.  Gabrielb Sager, father of William, was a native of Germany, and came to America in an early day.  Mr. William Sager, made a trip to Ohio in 1801, though it is not known whether he made a purchase at this time or not.  In 1805 he removed to his family.  He made his journey to Ohio in a covered wagon, and lived in this several weeks while a hut in process of construction.  He farm, upon which he lived till his death, which occurred Sept. 24, 1856.  Joseph Sager is one of the oldest residents of the township.  He was married in 1829, to Miss Catharine Peters, daughter of Daniel Peters, of Bristol township.  There were two children by this marriage; Mary A. and Daniel W.  Mrs. Sager died in 1854.  In 1856 Mr. Sager was married a second time, to Mrs. Hewitt, daughter of Eli Young, of Farmington, and has one child by this union: Frank J.  Both himself and wife are Methodists.

    WILLIAM SAGER was born Feb. 14, 1821, in Bristol township, upon the farm where he now lives.  He is the youngest son of William Sager.  He has always lived in the township.  Farming has been his chief business.  He has a farm of one hundred and seventy-five acres of good land.  He was married in 1844, to Miss Mary M. Norton daughter of Zachariah Norton, of Bristol.  Eight children are the fruit of this union: Flora, Delia, Olive, Julia, Jennie, George, Minnie, William.  William died in infancy.  Mrs. Sager is a member of the Disciple church.  Politically Mr. Sager is a member of the disciple church.  Politically Mr. Sager is a firm Republican.  He has held several of the township offices, has been township trustee, assessor, and justice of the peace, thus showing the high esteem in which he is held by his fellow-townsmen.

     ISAAC BARB, an old resident of Bristol township, was born Dec. 18, 1822, in Bristol township, Trumbull county, upon the farm where he now lives.  His father, Gabriel, was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, and came to Ohio in 1805, when he was eleven years of age, in company with his father, William, who came to the township with the Sager family.  There were very few settlers in the township at the time of their arriving.  William Barb began in an unbroken wilderness, and succeeded in building up a grand farm, upon which he lived till his death, which occurred in 1839, leaving a family of six children, Peter, Gabriel, William, Jacob, Abram, Mary.  Mrs. Barb died in 1854 or 1855.  Mr. and Mrs. Barb were members of the Mennonite church.  Mr. Gabriel Barb came upon the farm where his son Isaac now lives, in February, 1822.  The first tree he cut down came very near killing him.  Timothy Cox did the most of his chopping.  Abram Kagy was his nearest neighbor.  At the time of Mr. Barb's death he had about one hundred  acres of land cleared.  There were three children in the family, Isaac, Henry and ElizabethIsaac and Henry reside upon the old home place.  Elizabeth (Diehl) lives in Nebraska.  Mr. Barb was a Mennonite.  Mrs. Barb was a Dunkard.  Isaac Barb, the subject of this sketch, has a farm of three hundred and fifty acres.  He is engaged in general farming.  He was married in 1848 to Miss Elizabeth Norton, daughter of Zachariah Norton, of Bristol.  They have two children, Joseph S. and Maria.  Mr. and Mrs. Barb are church members and are sincere Christians.  Mr. Barb has been unable to do work for the last few years on account of lameness.  His son carries on the farm.

     HENRY BARB was born Jan. 14, 1826, in Bristol township, upon the farm where he now lives.  His father, Gabriel, was one of the first settlers in the township.  Mr. Henry Barb has always been engaged in farming, though in connection with this he has been in a saw-mill, in which he did an extensive business for several years.  He has one hundred and sixty-seven acres of excellent land.  Mr. Barb was united in matrimony to Miss Jane A. Thompson, daughter of Robert Thompson, of Bristol Township.  Three children are the fruits of this union, Harriet, Nettie A., George E.  Harriet is deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Barb are Methodists.

     S. A. DAVIDSON was born in 1800 in New Haven, Connecticut, and came to Ohio in a very early day, over fifty years ago, and settled in Boardman township, Trumbull county, now Mahoning.  Here he lived several years, and then moved to Mecca Township, Trumbull county, where he resided till 1865, when he moved to Bristol township and resided till his death in 1875.  He was a carpenter by trade.  He was married in December, 1838, to Miss Martha A. Chaffee, daughter of Rev. J. Chaffee,  of Bristol township.  They had five children, three of whom are living  - Lurena, Orrin E. Flora A.  Mr. Davidson was a member of the Disciple church.  Mrs. Davidson is also a member.  He had been justice of the peace twelve years; also notary public nine years.

     REV. J. CHAFFEE was born in Massachusetts.  He came to Ohio about 1814 and settled in Bristol township, west of the center, and was among the early pioneers.  He began in the wilderness and cleared up a good farm, and lived there till 1824, and then moved to Mecca township, where he resided till 1865; then returned to Bristol and spent the remainder of his days.  He died Sept. 3, 1869.  Mrs. Chaffee died Sept. 14, 1874.  Mr. Chaffee married Miss Theodosia Fletcher, daughter of John Fletcher, of Massachusetts, Mar. 1, 1813.  There were nine children in the family - Theodosia, Sally L., Martha A., Joseph G., Eunice P., Mary M., John M., Betsy, and Nancy.  Rev. J. Chaffee  as a minister of the Disciple church, though he carried on a farm; also worked at shoemaking at intervals.

     HOSHEA MOFFET, a former old resident of Bristolville, was born Mar. 22, 1787, in Connecticut, and came to Ohio in 1828 and settled in Bristol township, Trumbull county.  He located in the northwestern part of the township, where he lived till his death, which occurred Jan. 18, 1857, leaving a family of nine children to mourn his loss.  Mrs. Moffet died in 1830.  He was married Nov. 6, 1801, to Miss Polly Porter, daughter of Alexander Porter, of Connecticut.  The names of his children are as follows:  Edwin, Lucine, Adaline, Louisa, Orlando, Erastus, Chauncey, Charles, Amanda.  Edwin, Orlando, Chauncey and Amanda are deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Moffet were members of the Methodist church, and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all who knew them.

     STEPHEN OSBORN, an old resident of Bristol township, was born in Litchfield county, town of Colebrook, Connecticut, Nov. 20, 1797.  His father, Joshua, was born in Connecticut, and came to Ohio in 1809, and settled in Southington township, Trumbull county, and was among the early settlers of the township.  Like the early pioneers he began in the woods and made himself a good farm and lived upon this till his death.  He died in1837, leaving a family of thirteen children - Chloe, Reuben, Mansfield, Dorcas, Amanda, Sterling, Annie, Phoebe.  Stephen, Amanda, Annie, and Phoebe are the only surviving members of the family.  Mr. Stephen Osborn came to Bristol township in 1830.  He first settled upon the turnpike south of the center and here resided about twenty years, then moved upon the farm where he now lives.  Many improvements have been made by Mr. Osborn.  Farming has been his occupation, and even at his present advanced age he is able to do much labor in the field.  He was married in 1826 to Miss Mary Hillman, daughter of Shubal Hillman, of Bristol.  He had four children by this marriage.  Mrs. Osborn died in1834.  He then married Miss Amanda Hillman, sister of his first wife, and had four children by this marriage.  Mrs. Osborn died in 1855.  He married in 1858 his third wife, Mrs. Rebecca Difford, of Bloomfield, who died in 1870.  Mr. Osborn has one hundred and thirty-four acres of good land.  He has been quite a hunter and trapper in his day, and takes much pride in exhibiting his old wolf-trap at the present day.  He is a member of the Methodist church.

     Among the first settlers of Bristol was AARON FENTON, SR., who removed from New Jersey.  He located where his son Aaron now lives.  He died many years ago, leaving a family of five sons and two daughters, viz.: Daniel, William, Aaron, Abraham, Enoch, Mary, and Lydia (Bard).  William, the second son, was born in Bristol in 1811; married Adaline Moffet in 1835, and settled at the center of Bristol, where he resided a number of years, then purchasing the farm which his widow still occupies.  He was a carpenter by trade.  He died in1860.  Mrs. Fenton was born in Herkimer county, New York, in 1814.  Her father was Hoshea Moffet, a brief notice of whom is elsewhere given.  To Mr. and Mrs. Fenton were born seven sons and two daughters, as follows:  William W., living in Bristol; A. W., deputy collector of customs, Cleveland, Ohio; Shurben, on the farm with his mother; Marshal, in Warren, and Dr. Hoshea Fenton, of Troy, Geauga county; Mortimer and Charles and the two daughters, Mary and Delia, are deceased.

     JACOB NORTON, an old resident of Bristol, was born in 1820 in Bristol.  His father, Zachariah, was a native of Shenandoah county, Virginia, and came to Ohio in a very early day, and settled in the northeastern part of the township.  Jacob Norton, the grandfather of Jacob, the subject of this sketch, came from Germany.  He was one of the early pioneers of old Trumbull.  Like the most of the early settlers he began in the woods and cleared up a good farm, and lived upon it until his death.  There were nine children in the family.  Mr. Zachariah Norton lived in the township till his death.  He was a farmer by occupation, and life his father made a farm for himself.  There were twelve children in his family, ten of whom are living.  Mr. Jacob Norton, one of the number, has always resided in the township.  He has been engaged in the mercantile business chiefly, though he has been postmaster since 1861, and is still serving in that position.  He was married in 1844 to Miss Hannah A. Whitmore, daughter of Beriah and Nancy Whitmore, of Gustavus township.  They have one child, Francis B., who is a practicing physician at Newburg, Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Norton are members of the Methodist church.

     C. W. HUNTLY was born in Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York, in 1813, June 3d.  His father, Rufus Huntly, was a native of Connecticut, and came to Ohio in 1832, and settled in Sharon, Medina county, where he lived till his death.  He was an early settler in the section where he located.  There were twelve children in his family, only six of whom are now living.  Mr. C. W. Huntly came to Trumbull county in 1846, and located in Bristol township, upon the farm formerly owned by Jacob Norton.  Here he lived till he came to the center.  He was proprietor of the hotel at Bristolville about fifteen years, and won the good wishes of the traveling public.  He was married in 1834 to Miss Julia A. Fairchild, daughter of Abel Fairchild, of Ontario county, New York.  They have had thirteen children, twelve of whom are living.  Mr. and Mrs. Huntly are members of the Methodist church, and are sincere Christians.  Mr. Huntly served a short time in the late war.  He had four sons, who also acted in defense of their country, one of whom died at Vicksburg.  Mr. Huntly may well take pride in the war record of his family.  Politically Mr. Huntly is a stanch republican, and is held in high esteem by his fellow-townsmen.

     SCOTT F. HUNTLY was born Apr. 22, 1847, in Bristol township, Trumbull county, Ohio.  His father, Calvin W., came to Ohio in 1846.  Mr. S. F. Huntly has lived most of his life in Bristol; was in Michigan nine months.  At the present time he is proprietor of a hotel at Bristolville, and is universally liked by the traveling public.  He was married in1869, to Miss Lizzie Mullen, daughter of Samuel Mullen, of Mecca township.  Mr. Huntly served nearly two and a half years in the Rebellion, though very young at the time of his enlistment.  He enlisted in February, 1862, in the Twenty-third Ohio infantry, and participated in thirteen different engagements, was at Cloyd Mountain, New River Bridge, Cedar Creek, and many others.  Mr. Huntley  is a carpenter by trade.

     SAMUEL WHITE, an old resident of Bristol, was born Apr. 1, 1808, in Bristol township, Trumbull county,  Ohio.  His father, Benjamin, was a native of Washington county, Pennsylvania.  He purchased his land of Richard Iddings, and soon after bought the farm now occupied by Mr. Spitler, through the agency at Warren.  He probably owned about one hundred acres.  He cleared up a good farm, and built the first grist-mill in the township, which he carried on in connection with his farming for several years.  He then went to Middlefield, Geauga county, where he lived till his death, which occurred in November, 1815.  Mrs. White died in November, 1875, in eighty-eighth year.  They were married in 1804, in Bristol township, by 'Squire Tracy of Mesopotamia.  They had eight children, six of whom are living, two dying in infancy - Samuel, Elijah G.,  Polly, Jane, Patterson, and Benjamin.  Mr. Samuel White has always lived in the township, never having been out of it for a month at a time since when he was born.  He learned the carpenter trade when he was about eighteen years of age, and followed it till 1840, though he purchased a farm in 1834.  He was about eighteen years of age, and followed it till 1840, though he purchased a farm in 1834.  He was married Oct. 12, 1835, to Mary Ann Flower, daughter of Horace Flower, of Bloomfield township.  Seven children were the fruit of this union, three of whom are living.  Mrs. White died Feb. 7, 1851.  Mr. White was married the second time in 1854 to Mrs. Melvina Seaton, of Erie county, New York.  One child was born to them.  Mrs. White is a member of the Congregational church.  Mr. White has filled several of the township offices; was justice many years; also has town clerk and trustee.  In politics he is a firm Republican.

     ANAN GORDON was born Feb. 12, 1823, in Warren, Ohio.  His father, Robert Gordon, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1796.  His grandfather, Colonel Thomas Gordon, came from Scotland in an early day, and settled in Washington county, Pennsylvania.  An attempt was made to bribe him to go into Burgoyne's army in the Revolution, but Mr. Gordon remained steadfast in his loyalty to the land of his adoption, and spurned the insult with indignation.  In 1799 he came to Ohio and located in Poland township, and was one of the first in the township.  He cleared up a good farm and lived upon it several years, then moved to Ashtabula county, where he resided till he removed to Lordstown, Trumbull county.  He died in 1840.  Mr. Robert Gordon came to Warren about 1817, from Ashtabula county.  He was a brick-maker by trade and lived in Warren till his death.  There were twelve children in his family, six boys and six girls, all of whom lived in the county.  In 1850 when went to Bazetta township, where he lived twenty-one years, and was engaged in farming in the meantime.  In 1861 he came to Bristol, where he has since resided.  He was married Feb. 15, 1849, to Miss Ruanna Bell, daughter of Jabez and Anna Bell, of Bazeta.  There were two children by this marriage.  Second marriage Sept. 29, 1859, to Miss Harriet Nutt, daughter of  Chauncey Nutt, of Southington township.  Four children by this marriage.  Third marriage Mar. 30, 1876, to Mrs. Frances F. Lightfoot, daughter of Michael Chandler, of Parkman, Portage county.  Mr. Gordon has two hundred and thirty-three acres of find land.  He is engaged in general farming.

     GIDEON BOWERS was born May 21, 1831, in Bristol township.  His father, John Bowers, was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, and came to Ohio in 1829, and settled in Bristol township, west of the center, but soon after moved to the eastern part of this township upon the farm where he now lives.  Mr. John Bowers began in the dense wilderness and made for himself  a good farm.  There were six children in his family - Leah, Levi, Gideon, Lydia, Sarah, Mary.  Levi is deceased - was killed by the falling of a tree in 1848.  Mr. John Bowers and lady are still living.  Gideon Bowers has always resided in this township; farming has been his occupation.  He was married in 1858 to Miss Sarah Crozier, daughter of James Crozier, of Mecca township.  They have four children - Charles J., Hattie A., Jay L., George Washington.  Mr. and Mrs. Bowers are members of the Methodist church, also Hattie.  Mr. Bowers is a sound Republican.

     JACOB ECKSTINE, a well known resident of Bristol township, was born in Germany Aug. 3, 1818.  His father, Michael Eckstine, was also a native of Germany and came to America in 1820, landing in Baltimore, Maryland, where he resided a short time, then went to Virginia, Shenandoah county, and located and lived until 1834 when he moved to Ohio and settled in Bristol township, upon the farm where his son Jacob now lives.  He began in an unbroken forest and built up a good farm and lived to enjoy the fruit of his labor until his death, which occurred July 23, 1861.  Mrs. Eckstine died Jan. 17, 1864.  There were two children, Jacob and Mary.  Mary died in West Virginia.  Mr. and Mrs. Eckstine were members of the Lutheran church.  Jacob Eckstine has always lived upon the old home place; has made farming a life occupation.  He was married in 1848 to Miss Leah Bowers, daughter of John Bowers, of Bristol Township.  Five children have been born to them: Mary J., Amos, Cyrus, Charles, Sarah Ann.  Sarah, who is the oldest of the family, is deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Eckstine are hospitable people and merit and enjoy the good wishes of all who know them.

     A. J. BROCKETT, M. D.. son of Alanson  and grandson of Chauncey Brockett, early settlers in Farmington, was born in Bristol, Trumbull county, Ohio, in 1836.  He was the first child born on what is called West street, where his father had settled the year before.  Dr. Brockett read medicine with Dr. C. T. Metcalf, of Bristolville, now of Warren, for three years from 1858 to 1861.  In the spring of the latter year he graduated at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  In the spring of 1864 he went into the army as surgeon of the First regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, serving until mustered out with the regiment.  He afterwards, as assistant surgeon, had charge of the Eighty-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry at Camp Chase, Columbus, until the close of the war.  He then returned to Bristolville and bought out Dr. Metcalf and has been engaged in the practice of his profession there since.  He is president of the Trumbull County Medical Society.  In the spring of 1882 he formed a partnership with his younger brother, Dr. O. H. Brockett, a resident graduate of Cleveland Medical college.  He married Jan. 10, 1878, Amelia J. Noyes, who died Feb. 21, 1879.  July 14, 1880, he married Mrs. Mary Maria Pond, a daughter of Daniel Gates, an early resident of Farmington.

     DR. FRANK C. COREY, a rising physician of Bristol, was born Oct. 7, 1853, in Bristol.  His father, Frank H., was a native of Vermont and came to Bristol in 1850.  Dr. Corey studied medicine at Mt. Vernon with Dr. J. C. Gordon, and graduated at Cleveland Medical college in 1874.  He also attended one course of lectures at Philadelphia.  Dr. Corey practiced in Mt. Vernon about thirteen months, then came to Bristol, where he has since practiced.  He was married in 1877 to Miss Ida M. Bennett, daughter of Edwin Bennett, of Hartford township.  They have one child - Louie L.  Mr. and Mrs. Corey are members of the Congregational church.  Politically he is a Republican.

     NEWELL MALTBY was born in Tompkins, New York, in 1832, and moved with his parents, Nathaniel H. and Betsey (Patchen) Maltby to Bristol township in 1841.  They settled on the farm now owned by Newell Maltby who is the youngest of eight children, only three of whom are now living.  His mother died in 1836,and his father in 1855, at the age of seventy-three.  Mr. Maltby was married in 1856 to Jane Pierce, a native of Vermont, daughter of Thaddeus Pierce, who settled in Bristol in 1854.  Their children are Mellie J., and Hattie Dell.

     E. D. BALDWIN was born in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, Mar. 26, 1846.  His father, Isaac S. Baldwin, was a native of Vermont, though he moved to New York when he was very young and remained there until he was thirteen years old, then moved to Pennsylvania where he still resides.  Mr. E. D. Baldwin came to Ohio in 1877, in October, and settled in Bristol township upon the farm where he now lives.  He is engaged in general farming and has one hundred and thirty -seven acres of good land.  He was married in 1877 to Miss Elizabeth McMahan, daughter of Thomas McMahan, of Howland township.  Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin are members of the Congregational church and are good citizens.

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