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Source: 
History of Warren Co., Ohio
containing
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Schools, Churches,
Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early
Settlers and Prominent Men; History of The North-
West Territory; History of Ohio; Map of
Warren County; Constitution of the
United States, Miscellaneous
Matters, Etc., Etc. 
- Illustrated -
Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co.,
1882

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  Clear Creek Twp. -
PHILIP ALEXANDER, farmer; P. O. Springboro; born on the same section of land where he now lives, May 31, 1807; is a son of Andrew and Sallie Alexander, natives of Pennsylvania, who emigrated to Ohio and settled in Warren County, on Sec. 31, Clear Creek Township, in 1798, on of the earliest settlers in this vicinity; here he purchased a pre-emption right for a tract of land, for which he gave "one white steer," and here he opened out right in the woods and endured all the roughness of log cabin life.  Prior to settling on the above land, Mr. Alexander was an early settler in Kentucky, and there experienced much rough pioneer life; he was a soldier with the old pioneer, Daniel Boone, in the defense of the settlers against the Indians, and his noble wife "run out" bullets for them; those were days that tried men's souls, but these brave pioneers endured it all to make homes and prepare the way for all these comforts which the present generations enjoy; here, on the farm where he first settled, on Clear Creek Township, he lived and labored till his death, which occurred by an accident in falling from a fence, by which his neck was broken, producing instant death; this occurred July 6, 1822, aged 68 years; his wife survived him till 1861, aged 94 years.  They had one son and three daughters, two now living - Betsy, now widow Wheaton; and Philip, our subject.  Philip was 15 years of age when his father was killed, but remained with his mother till 26 years of age; was married, Mar. 28, 1832, to Lydia Ann, daughter of Philip and Mary (Walter) Snyder), natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in Warren County in 1830; by this union they have had ten children; eight now survive - John, Andrew, Mary Ann (now Mrs. Deacons), Sarah Jane (now Mrs. Henry Trow), Harriet Elvira (now Mrs. J. Decker), Cornelia (now Mrs. William Sheets), Samuel Snyder, Philip Milton and Lydia Melvina (now Mrs. Frank Inglebrant).  Of these sons, John A. and Samuel S. were soldiers in the late war of the rebellion; John A. enlisted, in 1861, in the 35th O. V. I., for three years or during the war; he served over a year, and was discharged on account of sickness, but subsequently returned and did Government service on bridges for two years; Samuel J. enlisted, in 1862, in the 2d O. V. H. A., and served through the war, and received an honorable discharge Aug. 23, 1865.  Thus, while our subject performed his full share of pioneer work, he also furnished two sons, in a later day, to fight in defense of the rights and liberties of one of the best governments on the face of the earth.  Mr. Alexander is now 74 years of age, and the entire three score and fourteen years have been spent on the same section and near the spot where he now lives; he and his companion have journeyed together, bearing life's burdens and enjoying its pleasures, for half a century; have witnessed the vast changes that have taken place in the transformation of the wilderness into fine cultivated farms, with all their present comforts and conveniences; and we may hope that the present and future generations may give due honor to these worthy pioneers, who have done so much and endured so many hardships for their future comfort and happiness.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 890
  Hamilton Twp. -
EDWIN ADAMS, farmer, P. O. Loveland, Cleremont Co., was born in Goshen, Cleremont, Co., O., in 1836, and is a son of Jesse Adams.  He was reared on a farm and in the common schools received a limited education.  He lived for some years in Portage Co., O., and in 1857 came to Warren Co., and up to '65 operated a sawmill in this township, at which time he purchased 90 acres of land on which he has since resided.  In 1864 he enlisted in Co. I, 46th O. N. G., in which he served his time (3 mos.) and was honorably discharged.  He has represented his district as Supervisor and School Director.  In 1861 he was married to Miss Charlotte Roderick, who has borne him four children, viz.: John E., Anna B., Edward and Blanche.  He is a Republican in politics.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 938
  Harlan Twp. -
MARY A. ADDIS; P. O. Butlerville; a native of Hamilton Co., Ohio, born June 23, 1845.  She went with her parents to Covington, Ky., where she received the rudiments of a common-school education.  She has been twice married; the first time to George Currier.  These parents had two children - Carrie, born Sept. 16, 1866; and Anna, born September, 1869 (since deceased).  By some misunderstanding, a separation of these parents took place, adn she was married the second time, in 1875, to Mr. Bernard Addis, with whom she now happily resides.  He is a machinist by trade, and, besides, being industrious, commands good wages for his work.  Two children blessed this union - Mary J., born Jan. 8, 1877; and David H., born July 15, 1879.  Mr. Addis is an ardent Republican, and one in whom the people have confidence.  They own a good farm of over 100 acres of choice land, well improved, and in a high state of cultivation.  He takes great pride in good stock, believing that it is economy to keep a few good ones rather than a number of poor ones.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 1029
  Franklin Twp. -
LEWIS G. ANDERSON, State Senator and grain dealer, Franklin; son of Kenneth and Mary (Chamberlain) Anderson; was born near Carlisle Dec. 8, 1826; he was reared on a farm; he was married, in the Jersey settlement, Dec. 13, 1848, to Jane D., daughter of John and Sally Teneick, born in Jersey Settlement Oct. 4, 1829; they have had six children, five living Derrick B., Charles M., Sally E. (deceased), Mary B., Howard B. and William G.  In the fall of 1856 he bought 175 acres of land in Jersey Settlement, on Sections 3 and 34; farm known as the William T. Barkalow farm.  He carried on farming till 1873, when being engaged quite extensively in grain and other business he left the management of it to his son.  In 1868, he was elected County Commissioner and served two terms.  During his term of office, he worked very hard and was instrumental in some very important public improvements, among others the Orphans' Asylum.  Children's Home and the Franklin Suspension Bridge, which crosses the Miami River and is a very fine piece of work.  In 1876, he began in the grain and lumber business quite extensively, which he carries on in company with his son Charles M., whom he admitted in 1879.  He is a stockholder and director in the First National Bank.  In the fall of 1881 he was elected to the State Senate from the Second Senatorial District.  Himself and William A. Van Horn were the committee on construction of the Franklin Hydraulic water power, of which eh was also a director and treasurer.  Mr. Anderson's father, Kenneth, was among the early settlers of this township.  He was the son of Lewis and Jane (Gaston) Anderson, born in Monmouth Co., N. J., in 1791, Sept. 30, he was reared on a farm.  His father was in the war of the Revolution, and was captured on Sandy Hook and imprisoned in New York City one year, when he escaped.  He came to Franklin in 1832 and died in 1838.  Kenneth came here in 1815 and was married in 1871, to Mary, daughter of John and Nancy Chamberlain, born in New Jersey in 1801; they had seven children, six now living, John S., Nancy, Lewis G., James C. and Jane G., Joseph C. (deceased) and William G.  John, Jane and William are now in Kansas; the others are living in Jersey Settlement.  His wife inherited 92 acres of land, one mile southwest of Carlisle Station, where he resided until the spring of 1879, when he came to Jersey Settlement to live with his son, Lewis G.  His wife died in 1850; he worked at carpentering about ten years in the early part of his life; some of the buildings which he erected are still standing.
Source: History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 793

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