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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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  Franklin Twp. -
JOHN W. VAIL, farmer; P. O. Franklin; son of William B. and Mary J. Vail; was born in this township Nov. 5, 1848.  He passed his youth and early manhood on his father's farm, and received a common school training.  Oct. 10, 1872, he was married to Miss Agnes Marlatt, daughter of William and Hepsia Marlatt;  Mrs. Vail was born in Lebanon Apr. 8, 1852.  Mr. Vail is engaged in farming and rearing live stock; he devotes considerable time to buying and selling horses; he owns 118 acres of the old homestead, with a good residence and improvements.  Politically he adheres to the Republican principles and doctrines of his honored father.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 819
  Franklin Twp. -
WILLIAM B. VAIL, deceased, one of Warren County's honored pioneers was born in Montgomery County, Jan. 7, 1812.  His parents, William and Ellen Vail, came to this county in 1813, where they both died.  Mr. Vail passed his early life on his father's farm and received only a common-school education.  Nov. 15, 1844, he was united in marriage with Mary J. Stoutenborough, daughter of John and Jane Stoutenborough; Mrs. Vail was born in Butler County, Oct. 11, 1820; five children were given to bless this union, viz.: Ellen, wife of Richard White; Eliza J., wife of Harry J. Sheets; John W., William C. and Mary A.  Mr. Vail was by occupation a farmer, and this he carried on most successfully; he was at his death the largest land owner in Franklin Township; this sad event took place May 8, 1871.  He was for forty years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was a true Christian in the fullest sense of the term; he was a liberal contributor to every worthy and benevolent enterprise, and the poor, it can truthfully he said, never treated from the door of this hospitable man hungry or unaided.  Too high a tribute to this worthy man the writer cannot pay; he was a man who possessed most sublime traits of character, and his life was one pure and blameless.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 818
  Franklin Twp. -
WILLIAM C. VAIL, farmer; P. O. Franklin; youngest son of William B. and Mary J. Vail; was born on his father's farm in Franklin Township Oct. 26, 1854; he remained with his father till of age; he received his education in the normal at Lebanon; he has since taken a course in Nelson's Commercial College of Cincinnati.  Nov. 17, 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia R. Kell, a daughter of Col. John Kell, a veteran in the late rebellion, and who met his death at the battle of Stone River; one daughter was given to bless this union - Lydia M., born in Franklin Sept. 4, 1876.  Mr. Vail has followed the avocation of farming, excepting from February, 1876, to March, 1877, during which time he was engaged in the grocery business in Franklin, where he now resides; he owns a well improved farm of 90 acres on Section 29.  Politically, he is a Republican.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 819
  Franklin Twp. -
THOMAS VAN DYKE, retired farmer, Franklin, son of Abraham and Mary (West) Van Dyke, was born in Monmouth Co., N. Y., in 1807.  When 10 years of age, his parents moved to Turtle Creek Township, Warren Co., Ohio, where they bought 100 acres of land; they had thirteen children, our subject being the sixth; his father died about 1825; his mother about 1857.  In 1839, he bought 109 acres in Liberty Township, Butler Co., where he built a fine brick residence and made considerable other improvements, and sold in 1867, and moved to Franklin Township, where he bought 100 acres, where he has made a great many improvements; he also has 640 acres in Mercer Co., Ohio.  He was married in Franklin Township, in 1852, to Jeremiah, daughter of John and Eliza Wood, born in Franklin Township; they have had five children - George, Elizabeth, John, Amanda and Edward deceased - drowned July 15, 1881, in the Miami River, below the hydraulic dam, while bathing).  Himself, wife and daughters are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 819
  Franklin Twp. -
ABRAHAM VAN TUYL, farmer; P. O. Franklin; an old and honored pioneer of Warren County; was born in Somerset Co., N. J., Oct. 8, 1805.  He is a son of Michael and Sophia Van Tuyl, natives of Staten Island and New Jersey.  In 1844, they emigrated to this county and settled on the farm our subject now occupies, and which was purchased in 1813; it was then a tract containing several hundred acres.  It was here, in the primitive days of Warren County, and during the war with Great Britain, that young Van Tuyl passed a part of his early life; his educational advantages were limited to the common schools of the pioneer days.  The winter of 1815, when but 10 years of age, he cleared 2 acres of land, and his present residence occupies a part of the ground.  Mr. Van Tuyl followed saw milling for about thirty years, and since has pursued farming.  He was married, Feb. 2, 1832, to Ruth A. Craig, daughter of William and Ruth Craig, born in Monmouth Co., N. J., Oct. 20, 1811; of their three children, but one survives - Martha born July 13, 1845, wife of Robert Byers, now of Olney, Richland Co., Ill.; Martha and William are their deceased children.  Mr. and Mrs. Van Tuyl are ardent members of the Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Van Tuyl is Republican in politics, but formerly was a Whig; he is one of the estimable and highly esteemed pioneers of Warren County.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 819
  Franklin Twp. -
MICHAEL VAN TUYL, retired farmer, Franklin, son of Michael and Sophia (Cabberly) Van Tuyl, was born in New Jersey in 1813.  When 2 years of age, his parents moved to Franklin and bought 800 acres of land.  He was married, in 1834, to Addie E., daughter of James and Elizabeth (Ingall) Craig, born in Lycoming Co., Penn., in 1819; they had two children, one living, Martha, married to the Rev. F. M. Wood, of Xenia; and Elizabeth, deceased, wife of Prof. A. C. Tyler, of Glendale, Hamilton Co., Ohio; she died in 1872, leaving two children.  After his marriage, Mr. Van Tuyl received 106 acres of choice land of his father, situated on Sec. 321; he cleared about 60 acres and erected a fine house and barn, and made a number of improvements; he still owns this farm and 4 acres adjoining.  In the fall of 1881, he concluded to lead a retired life, so he came to Franklin and purchased a lot on Fifth street, where he has erected a nice residence and expects to pass the remainder of his days in comfort.  Himself and family are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is a Ruling Elder.
Source:  History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - page 820
  Washington Twp. -
BARKLEY VANDOREN, farmer; P. O. Clarksville; son of William and Athalina Vandoren; was born in this county, Oct. 9, 1830.  He followed farming till May, 1864, when he enlisted in Company G, 146th Regiment Ohio National Guards; he served till September, 1864, when he was honorably discharged; he then returned home and resumed his former occupation.  He was married Feb. 11, 1857, to Mary E., daughter of William and Jane Penquite, born in this county, Dec. 18, 1836; three children were born to this union, viz., Amanda, born Dec. 29, 1860, and Florence, born Sept. 29, 1865; Horace W. is deceased.  Mrs. Vandoren is a member of the Christian Church.  Mr. V. is Republican in politics.  He owns a farm of 209 acres, of which 175 acres are under a good state of cultivation.
Source: History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 1049
  Washington Twp. -
GEORGE VANDOREN, farmer; P. O. Clarksville; fourth son of William and Athalina Vandoren, was born in this township, Aug. 31, 1842.  He lived on his father's farm till Aug. 16, 1863, when he enlisted as a soldier in Company D, 2d Regiment Ohio Artillery; he served in the Army of the Cumberland till August, 1865; he received his honorable discharge; he returned home and was married, Mar. 15, 1866, to Lizzie Vandervoort, born in Massie Township, May 4, 1842; she is a daughter of Paul and Elizabeth Vandervoort; they have six children, viz., Anna M., Maurice P., William M., Rosalie L., Mary E. and Zenas G. (Twins).  Mr. V. and family are connected with the Baptist Church.  Mr. V. owns a fine farm of 74 acres and in politics, is Republican.
Source: History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 1049
  Washington Twp. -
WILLIAM VANDOREN, farmer; P. O. Clarksville; was born in Somerset Co., N. J., Feb. 12, 1800; his parents, John and Mary (Todd) Vandoren, were also New Jersey people; his father held an official rank in the late war with Great Britain.  Mr. Vandoren came with his parents to Cincinnati, in 184, and to this township in 1817, where they were early pioneers.  At an early age, our subject learned the carpenter and joiner's trade, with his father, and followed that business for about thirty-five years.  He was married Oct. 16, 1824, to Miss Athalina Ludington, a daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ludington, born in Connecticut, Sept. 8, 1805; thirteen children were the fruits of this union; of these, eleven are living, viz., Sarah A., wife of Dr. F. M. Sanderson; Alfred, Barkley, Elizabeth, wife of George Shoemaker; Susanna, wife of Alexander M. Penquite; Martha, wife of Ephraim Castello; Esther, George, Farinda, wife of William Hadley; Nathan and Amos D.; John and Lucinda are deceased.  Mrs. Vandoren departed this life Aug. 11, 1881.  Mr. V. is a member of the M. E. Church.  Politically, he is Republican.  He served as Treasurer of Washington Township for twenty years, and, finally, by the bankruptcy of two banks, he lost $5,000; he owns 72 acre of land on the Lebanon and Wilmington pike.
Source: History of Warren Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1882 - Page 1049

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