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History of Hocking Valley, Ohio -
Published Chicago:
by Inter-State Publishing Co.



  Benton Twp. -
SAMUEL H. ILER, son of William and Ann (Berry) Iler, was born in Hocking County, Jan. 30, 1851.  He was thrown on his own resources when quite young, but succeeded in getting a fair English education in the public schools.  He was married Jan. 4, 1872, to Emma, daughter of Basil and Margaret A. Black.  They have five children - Minnie, Lillie, Dellie, Joseph N. and Noah W.  After his marriage Mr. Iler settled on the farm where he now lives, on section 6, Benton Township.  He makes a specialty of fruit, taking great pride in his work, and being one of hte largest fruit-growers in the county.  He joined the Disciple church in March 1872. Politically, he is a Democrat.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1096 - Chapt. XXIX - Washington & Benton Townships
  Falls Twp. including Falls-Gore and City of Logan -
JEREMIAH ILES, farmer and minister of Falls Township, Hocking Co., Ohio, sixth son of John and Elizabeth (Saunders) Iles, was born in Falls Township, Nov. 25, 1828, and lived with his parents until manhood, working on his father's farm and receiving a common-school education.  His mother was born in the State of Pennsylvania in 1794, and his father in Rockingham County, Va., in 1784.  His mother moved with her parents to Hocking County and his father to Licking County, Ohio, among the first settlers, and about the year 1811 were joined in marriage and settled on a portion of uncultivated timber land along the Hocking Valley, three miles west of Logan; consequently they toiled hard in clearing off the land and endured the hardships and privation of pioneer life and became acquainted with the ways and doings of the red man; they were both favored with more than ordinary strength and ability to undergo these difficulties.  They became members of the church at an early day, when services were held in cabin houses, and remained members till death.  As the fruit of their marriage there were born unto them twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, four of whom (three sons and one daughter) are still living.  Jeremiah remained with his parents until their death; his mother died Oct. 19, 1844, aged fifty years, nine months and eleven days.  Their remains are sleeping in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Marion Township, Hocking Co., Ohio.  He then, at the age of twenty-two years, began farming for himself, having inherited a portion of his father's farm.  At the age of twenty-three years he joined the United Brethren church at Pleasant Hill chapel, and soon thereafter was licensed to preach, and in the year 1857 was appointed by the United Brethren Conference to Pickaway Circuit of Pickaway County, and the following year was appointed to and traveled the Gibisonville Circuit.  He then traveled six months for his health through portions of New York, Canada, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri, and through the then unsurveyed portions of Kansas on foot.  After his return home he was engaged in local ministerial work and farming until 1863.  He was then appointed to the Portland Circuit in Meigs County, and preached eight months.  His health having failed he returned to his farm and has been engaged in local ministerial work, farming and wool-growing to the present time.  Mar. 30, 1880, he married Miss Lida, daughter of George W. and Mariah J. (Eaton) Gray, near Circleville, Ohio, who is also a member of the United Brethren church.  In 1804 Mr. Iles's grandfather, Peter Saunders, first settled on the farm now owned by Wm. Westenhaver including the present site of the fire-brick works, gas works, warehouse and furniture factory of Logan.  Peter Saunders died Apr. 5, 1834, in the seventy-first year of his age, and his wife, Elizabeth Saunders, died Jan. 19, 1831, in the fifty-ninth year of her age.  They had two children - Elizabeth and Nancy.  Their remains now rest in the cemetery at Logan.  His grandfather, Henry Iles, was born and reared in England, and in the Revolutionary War was compelled to fight in favor of the British Government, and was taken as a prisoner of war in New York.  Not being in sympathy with the British in opposing the liberty of the American people, and through his kindness to the guards of the prison he obtained their good will, and was thereby enabled to make his escape and went on foot to Rockingham County, Va.  He married Miss Mary M. Stine, of Reading, Pa.; as the first of their marriage there were born unto them ten children, eight sons and two daughters.  About the year 1802 they moved to Licking County, Ohio.  His occupation was that of tailoring.  He died Jan. 14, 1814, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.  His wife, Mary M. (Stine) Iles, was born in Reading, Pa., and died Feb. 14, 1832, in the sixty-ninth year of her age.  Their remains rest in the cemetery in Bennington Township, Licking Co., Ohio.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 960
  Starr Twp. -
JOSEPH INGMIRE, deceased, late of Starr Township, was born in the State of Maryland, July 21, 1802, and was a son of Snoden Ingmire, who bought his family to Muskingum County, Ohio, when the subject of this sketch was a small boy.  Joseph came to Starr Township in 1849, where he cleared out a farm, working very hard until his death, Aug. 21, 1873.  He was married June 25, 1835, to Susana Williams, by whom he had twelve children; of these ten are living - Eliza J. (Mrs. Hutchinson), John, Snoden, Abraham, Mary (Mrs. Boyles), George, Martha (Mrs. Buckingham), Addison, Lizzie and Susana.  Snoden and Addison, with the two younger girls and their mother, reside on the old homestead, of which there is 132 acres, situated on section 36.  The boys are engaged in farming and stock-raising.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 153
  Perry Twp. -
THOMAS IRWIN, M. D., was born in Morgan Co., Ohio, Mar. 20, 1836, a son of Elisha and Orpah N. (Amos) Irwin, natives of Maryland.  He was reared on a farm and given a common education in the country schools.  He was of an ambitious disposition, and by his own efforts acquired a good literary education, and in 1855 commenced to read medicine with Dr. C. S. McQueen, of Ringgold, Morgan County.  In the spring of 1858 he went to Hancock County, Ill., where he began the practice of his profession, remaining their a year  He then returned to Morgan County and remained till 1868, when he went to Chapel Hill, Perry County, and two years later came to South Perry, where he now has a large practice and has been very successful in his profession.  He was married Feb. 27, 1868, to Mary E., daughter of Otho H. and Agnes (Shepard) Williams.  She was born in Morgan County, June 9, 1848.  They have three children - Lulu, born Jan. 10, 1871; Rochester, Aug. 8, 1873; Algernon C., July 3, 1877.  Dr. and Mrs. Irwin are members of the Disciples church.  Mrs. Irwin has a wide reputation in literary circles.
SOURCE:  History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published Chicago: by Inter-State Publishing Co. - 1883 - Page 1120



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