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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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  Turtle Creek Twp. -
HIRAM NELSON, farmer; P. O. Lebanon; was born in Warren Co., Ohio, Sept. 1, 1838; he was raised on a farm and received his education in the district schools of Turtle Creek Township.  Mr. Nelson with considerable pride relates the fact of having attended the second fair held in Warren County; he was but a youth and earned the money admitting him by working for William F. Dill, Esq., of Turtle Creek Township.  Our subject worked at farm labor, and, being industrious and economical, soon got a start in life, and, on the 14th of February, 1860, was united in marriage with Rebecca Tremble, who is also a native of Warren County, born Dec. 10, 1839.  She is a daughter of Moses Tremble, a native of New Jersey, and of French descent.  Mr. Nelson owns a well-improved farm of 60-odd acres, upon which is a neat and modern built house and a good barn.  He is one of the live and active farmers of Warren County.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 765
  Salem Twp. -
JOSEPH C. NEWPORT, farmer; P. O. Morrow.  No one is more entitled to mention in the history of Warren Co. than Mr. Newport; he was born in Turtle Creek Township in the year 1816; he was educated in the common schools of this county, and although not completing any course of study, he has gained much information by reading and observation.  When quite young he learned the carpenter trade, at which he labored for a number of years..  In May, 1838, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Montgomery, a native of the State of New Jersey, and born in July, 1818.  Their children are - Mary J. (born Apr. 3, 1840, married to J. R. Stephenson), Keziah (born Aug. 21, 1842, married to J. B. Ross), Clarissa C. (born May 19, 1844, married to Joseph Luce), William J. (born Feb. 27, 1846, was a member of the 2d Ohio Heavy Artillery during the late war), Susia (born Mar. 6, 1848, married to Z. C. Dunham), John B. (born July 28, 1852), Laura B. (born July 7, 1855, married F. M. Cunningham), Cortland (born Mar. 11, 1858), and Harry (born July 9, 1862).  His father, James T. Newport, was a native of Fayette Co., Penn., born in the Old Red Stone Fort Dec. 12, 1792; he married Mary Corwin, a native of Bourbon Co., Ky., born Oct. 16, 1795; she was well connected, being a near relative of the Corwin family of this county.  They were the parents of seven children, three sons and four daughters.  After a life of usefulness, he died Aug. 2, 1873, and she May 12, 1866.  William Montgomery, the father of Mrs. Newport, was born in Ireland, about the year 1791; he married Jane Patterson, of his own native land; she was about his own age; both deceased.  Mr. Newport is a Republican in politics, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace of his township for over nine years.  He owns a good farm of 153 acres of land, and is considered an honest, upright citizen.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 1027
  Salem Twp. -
SAMUEL REED NICKERSON.  The subject of this sketch was born in the eastern part of Clinton Co., Ohio, on the 14th day of June, 1823.  His father Artemas Nickerson was born in Putnam Co., N. Y., in 1796, and emigrated to Ohio with his parents in 1805, landing at Lebanon this county on the 4th of July of that year, and finally settling on the banks of Todd's Fork, in what was then a part of Warren County.  His mother Elizabeth Reed was born in Bourbon Co., Ky., in the year 1798, and emigrated with her parents to the eastern part of Clinton County in 1811.  The subject of this sketch lived with his parents and labors on the farm, receiving only a slight education, such as the pioneer was able to give until the winter of 1844-45, when he attended an Academy at Waynesville, in this county, returning to his occupation as a farmer until the year 1846, when he married a Miss Humphrey, the daughter of James Humphrey, another of the pioneers of Warren County, who emigrated to this county from the State of New Jersey in 1815.  Soon after Nickerson was married, he settled on a farm two miles south of Wilmington in Clinton County, where he had reared him a cabin in a dense forest, where he remained until the year 1850, when he removed to Wilmington, following different occupations until 1860, when he, in company with L. C. Walker, now one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of Indianapolis, Ind., I. W. Quinby, late a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and John H. Kirk, a member of the Clinton County bar, was admitted to the practice of law in August 1862.  He entered the army as a private in Company C, of the 79th O. V. I., and was discharged from the service in February, 1864, by reason of a broken arm received while in said service.  In April, 1864, he removed to Blanchester, Clinton Co., Ohio, where he entered into the practice of law until the 1st of March, 1870, when he commenced editing the Blanchester Herald, a paper which he and his two sons started at that time, selling out the office to James L. Turk in October, 1871.  In 1873, being compelled to take possession of the printing office again, removed the material to Sabina, Ohio, where, with his son, A. R. S., he commenced the publication of the Sabina Telegram which he continued to edit until in the year 1875, when they sold out to one E. E. Man who also failed to pay for the office, thus compelling him again to resume the editorial chair, this time as editor of the Morrow Telegram which he commenced December, 1i876, and continued to manage until the 1st of January, 1882, when they sold the office and good will to Wm. H. Sanders, of the Sabina News, and who this time clinched the trade by paying for the same at the time of taking possession.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 1026
  Salem Twp. -
ARTEMAS REED NICKERSON was born in the town of Wilmington, Clinton Co., Ohio, June 22, 1853, residing with his parents and receiving a fair common school education until the year 1870, when he entered the office of the Blanchester Herald as a type, where he worked under a foreman for near eight months when in connection with his brother William, took entire control of the office and job work; removing with that office to Sabina, he commenced as publisher of the Sabina Telegram, and continued the same until it was sold in 1875.  Removing to Morrow, Ohio, he commenced the publication of the Morrow Telegram, as proprietor and publisher, until that office was sold to William H. Sanders in January, 1882.  Resides now in Indianapolis, Inc., and is engaged as a compositor of the Journal office of that city.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 1026
  Turtle Creek Twp. -
ALLEN NIXON

Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 765

  Turtle Creek Twp. -
W. C. NIXON, farmer, P. O. Lebanon; was born Apr. 5, 1838; he is a son of Samuel and Rachel (Hatfield) Nixon, natives of Ohio, of English descent; he received a common-school education while living on the farm with his father.  He has spent the greater part of his life on the farm, and, by steadiness of habits and close attention to business, he has made farming prove more than ordinarily successful.  During the years from 1860 to 1867, he conducted a grist-mill between Lebanon and Morrow known as the Stubb's Mill.  In 1868, he married Hannah Vandoren, daughter of Peter Vandoren, an old settler of Warren County, who now lives in Sangamon Co., Ill.  By this marriage six children were born, viz., Frank V., John H., Peter E., Amy M., Mary E. and Adolphus.  Mr. Nixon is a Democrat and has held the office of Justice of the Peace in Washington Township.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 765
NOTE:  See Biography of Joseph Van Doren, in Sangamon Co., Illinois.
  Washington Twp. -
CORNELIUS H. NIXON, farmer; P. O. Clarksville, Clinton Co.; was born in Turtle Creek Township, May 2, 1851, and is a son of Samuel and Mary A. (McClain).  He was reared on a farm and has always followed its pursuits.  He was married Sept. 16, 1875, to Miss Isabell Harlan, daughter of Alexander and Ann Harlan, born in Washington Township, June 9, 1857; Anna H., their only child, was born Aug. 6, 1876.  Mr. Nixon located on his present farm in the spring of 1876; he owns 56 acres of land.  Politically, he is a Republican.
Source: History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 1047

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