J.A. Jones
"History of Cincinnati and Hamilton county, Ohio; Their Past
And Present..." published 1894 S. B. Nelson & Co., Publishers, Cincinnati, Ohio
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.
pg 1029:
 

    "J. A. Jones, retired farmer, was born in Sycamore township June 20, 1823, son of Jonathan Jones, also a native of Sycamore township, who was born in 1792, and died in 1880. His mother, Nancy (Cochran) Jones was born in Sycamore township, and died about 1835. There were highly respected farmers, residing near the home of our subject. Their family consisted of nine children, four of who are living: Levi, a blacksmith in Coal Creek, Ind.: Mary E. wife of Benjamin Ferris; Nancy wife of Joseph Thompson, of Champaign county, Ill, and J. A. Our subject's maternal grandfather, who was of Irish origin, settled in Hamilton county early in the eighteenth century, and lived to be ninety-nine years and nine months of age. His paternal grandfather was of Welsh descent, and also
migrated to this county at an early day. His grandmother is said to have been the first white female child born near the fort in what was formerly known as Turkey Bottom.

    The subject of our sketch was reared in Sycamore township, and received his education in the district schools of same. He then learned the plasterer's trade and followed it for forty-seven years, after which he turned his attention to farming, in which he has since been engaged. He has been school director for a number of years. Mr. Jones is a member of the Masonic Lodge and the I.O.O.F.,
and politically he is a Democrat. He was married, December 1, 1850, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Adam Grover, a resident of Hamilton county, an a native of Pennsylvania. They became the parents of five children, four of whom are living: Ella Beeler, widow, residing with her brother near Hazelwood; Warren L.; Emery and Emmet, who run a sawmill near Hazelwood."
 

Submitters notes:
Jonathan Jones was a son of Joseph Jones & Mary Covalt. Additional BIO can be found in "The History of Hamilton Co., Ohio" by Henry Ford.
Nancy Cochran was a daughter of John Cochran whom is buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Sycamore Twp. The following tombstones are of interest:
John Cochran   99y 8m 2d   19 Feb 1837
Rosannah Cochran, consort of John   69y 10m 20d   22 Sept. 1832
JONES, Nancy consort of Jonathan    40y 8m 6d   22 Jan 1838

 

Henry Weaver
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 363:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Mr. Henry WEAVER, of this settlement, was appointed by Governor ST. CLAIR, in 1794, one of the justices of the peace for Hamilton county, with a very large jurisdiction, in point of territory, considering the extent of the country at that time. He pushed further to the northward after the treaty of Greenville, settling near the present Middletown, in Butler county, and afterwards on Elk creek, Madison township, where he lived the rest of his days, filling honorably, a part of the time, the post of associate judge of the court of common pleas, and many lesser offices.



Luke Foster
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 363-4:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Luke FOSTER, one of the Columbia pioneers and a lieutenant under appointment of Governor ST. CLAIR, was the patriot who made the offer of a hundred bushels of corn to relieve the garrison at Fort Washington in 1789, as is related elsewhere. He remained with the Pleasant Valley settlement; also became an associate judge of the court of common pleas, and was killed August 28, 1857, at the great age of eighty-eight years, by a gravel train on the Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton railroad, which passed through his farm. Foster Hill, in the south part of section four, midway between Glendale and Lockland, is named after this family.



Luke Foster
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Luke FOSTER was born on Long Island in the year 1761, and came to Hamilton county in 1788, where he first made settlement of the farm now occupied by the widow of Algernon FOSTER. His occupation was that of a farmer, although for a time he served as judge of the court of common pleas of Hamilton county. As he prospered he kept constantly adding to his first purchase, until he became finally one of the most prominent land holders in the county. He died at the advanced age of ninety-four, being run over by the cars. His companion died nine years previously, and they both are buried near each other in the cemetery at Reading. Further notices of this veteran pioneer appear elsewhere.



Algernon Sidney Foster
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Algernon Sidney FOSTER, the subject of the following sketch, was born in the year 1805, on the farm now occupied by his widow, at the age of sixty-one. He married Miss Laura T. RUDEBOCK, a native of New Jersey. At about the age of twenty-three he graduated at Oxford school, and afterwards sought the legal profession as his choice, but owing to the indisposition of his parents to have him from home, he was compelled to yield to their wishes, and ever after followed the occupation of farming. He was a gentleman of remarkable ability and intelligence, esteemed and respected wherever known. He was an industrious and hard-working man, although highly cultivated and refined. He died in the year 1880, after having lived a life of usefulness. He left a companion who was ever ready to share alike with him all the cares and disappointments that are so common in life, and his loss to her was irreparable. His remains were interred in the Spring Grove cemetery. Few are they whose names may grace the pages of this volume that were so well worthy as Algernon FOSTER.



Daniel Cameron
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Among the first white children born in Hamilton county was one Daniel CAMERON, who was born in the year 1786(?). Immediately after attaining his majority he married Miss Sarah S. HAINES, daughter of an early pioneer of the county. He and his family experienced all the bitterness and privations of real pioneer life. To Mr. and Mrs. CAMERON were born six children: Robert H., Daniel, James H., Caroline, and Betsey. The surviving children of this family are Betsey, and Daniel, who was born in the year 1832. His business has been that of farming. He married, in the year 1858, Miss Maria MOORE. Seven children have been given them: Watson, Allie, Daniel, George B. McClellan, Clara, and two dying in infancy unnamed. Mr. CAMERON is one of the industrious citizens of the township, and is pleasantly situated on a farm of one hundred and sixteen acres -- the old HAINES homestead.


Benjamin Perlee
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Benjamin PERLEE was born in the year 1769, in New Jersey. From this State he removed to Cincinnati in 1795. He lived till the year 1845, when he died at his home in Springfield township, His first business was that of tailoring, but he subsequently became a farmer. Mary PETERSON, his wife, was born in 1770, and died in 1852. Peter and John are the only surviving children; the latter is now living on the old homestead. On this farm his father made settlement in the year 1795 or 1796. It was there in the woods, with no improvements whatever, John PERLEE was born in 1811. In 1835 he was married to Miss Maria PEARSON. They have had five children: Caroline, Martha J., Benjamin, Peter, and Eugene; all have died excepting Caroline and Benjamin. Mr. and Mrs. Perlee are both members of the Presbyterian church, to which they have given material aid, as well as sustaining it by their active Christian lives.


Dominicus Vandyke
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Dominicus VANDYKE was born in New Jersey in the year 1779. In 1795 or 1796 he emigrated to Ohio, where he settled in Springfield township, on which place he died in 1814. By trade he was a carpenter and cabinetmaker. Mary, his wife, was born in 1786, and died in 1876. There are now living only Mary Ann, who resides in Washington, Indiana, and William, the oldest son and subject of the following sketch. He was born in Springfield township in the year 1809. His father died when he was but five years of age, leaving him to fight the battle of life alone. At the age of fourteen he went as an apprentice to Cincinnati to learn the trade of harness-maker and saddler. In the year 1832 he came to Springfield and established himself in business here. He industriously and successfully pursued his occupation for a period of about forty years. He was married in the year 1834 to Miss Martha A. SENTNY, and to them were born three children: Mary F., Charles H., and one that died unnamed. Mr. VANDYKE has always been one of the business men of Springfield; a citizen respected and esteemed. This worthy couple are now living a quiet and retired life, and are both remarkably well preserved for their years.


William McGilliard
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

William McGILLIARD, the fourth son of John and Elizabeth McGILLIARD, of whom a sketch is given elsewhere, was born in Springfield township in the year 1819. He resided with his parents until the time of his marriage, in 1839, to Miss Rebecca CREGAR. Eight children have been born four sons and four daughters: Emeline, John, Hattie, George, Edward, Stanley, Laura, and Ida May. Emeline, Hattie, and George are not now living. Mr. McGILLIARD is one of the most enterprising farmers of his township and county. He served in the capacity of trustee of the township for thirteen years. He and his companion are reliable members of the Christian church.



James Moore
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 366-7:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

James MOORE was born in Pennsylvania, York county, in the year 1768. In 1796 he settled in Springfield township. At various times he served as school teacher, land surveyor, and justice of the peace. His regular business, however, was that of a farmer. His wife, Jane MOORE, was born in 1771, and died in 1855. Those now alive of the original family are David, residing in Springfield township, and Robert W. The father died at his home in the year 1829. Robert was born in 1803, and now owns and occupies his father's place. In 1832 he was married to Damaris WHALLON. They have had nine children -- six sons and three daughters: James W., William, Thomas W., Sarah Jane, Robert W., Hattie A., Frank, Allen J., and Lucy B.  Sarah, Robert, Hattie, and Frank, are not living. Mr. MOORE and his wife have both been members of a Christian church for a long time, and are zealous supporters of the faith they profess. Mr. MOORE has almost reached his four-score years, and but for an injury sustained from a fall in 1878, would have probably survived many years longer. James W. and Allen reside at home superintending the farm and caring for their aged parents in their declining years. James has been married to Miss Elizabeth FIELD, Thomas to Miss Phoebe A. ROLL, and William to Miss Lucretia HOEL.


Jacob R. Compton
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 367:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Jacob R. COMPTON was born in New Jersey, in 1760. In 1796 he made his first settlement in Columbia township, having emigrated into Ohio from Kentucky. His business was that of a cooper, at one time, and afterward that of a farmer. He died in 1821 at his home in Columbia township. Ermina COMPTON, his wife, was born in 1760 and died in 1840. Abraham, who was born in 1796, in the State of Kentucky, came with his parents to Hamilton county, with whom he remained till the year 1812, when, a lad of eighteen, he enlisted in the army. Unhurt, he returned to his home, crowned with all the honor our gallant sons justly received. He was married at the age of twenty, to Abigail PHILIPS, by whom he had thirteen children -- five sons and eight daughters. Oliver died from disease in the war of 1861; Freeman, Alfred, John A. (killed in the Mexican war), Spencer (now deceased), Catharine, Emma (also deceased), Sarah, Elvira and Hetty (both deceased), Hannah, and one dying in infancy unnamed. Mr. COMPTON is a gentleman remarkable for his memory. His business has been that of a farmer and carpenter, which he has industriously pursued for almost three-quarters of a century. He and his wife are and have been active members of the Baptist church for many years.



James Carnahan
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 367:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

James CARNAHAN was born in the year 1773, in the State of Pennsylvania. From this State he emigrated to Springfield township in 1797, or 1798. By occupation he was a farmer during the greater part of his life, but at one time worked as a teamster, and at another time helped in the first pottery in that part of the country. His wife's name was Jane PIATT. He died in the year 1848. Of his family remain Mary HUBBELL; Jane, who is still unmarried, and resides at Walnut Hilts; and William, the only male representative. He was born on the old homestead, in Springfield township, in 1804. In early life he worked in a pottery, which he afterwards gave up, as it impaired his health. He then followed the grocery business for almost half a century in New Burlington. He married, in the year 1829, Miss Maria L. DAVIS, of Warren county. To them were born nine children -- G. A., Allen W., Piatt, James L., William, Catharine J., Amanda, Evaline, and Mary A.  William, Mary and Evaline are not living. Both Mr. and Mrs. CARNAHAN are members of the Disciple church, and have always been accounted among its best supporters. He and his companion are living -- she at the age of seventy-nine, and he in his seventy-sixth year. He is postmaster at New Burlington (transit post office), at the present time.



Aaron Lane

"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 367:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Aaron LANE was born in the State of New Jersey, in the year 1763, January 2d. In 1797 or 1798 he, with his family, came to Hamilton county, and first made permanent settlement in Springfield, in the forest. His earnest determinations were to conquer, and the mighty oaks soon yielded to his strong arm, and waving fields of grain told that his intentions had been fully executed. He lost his companion in the year 1800. He was married again to Miss Elizabeth CARNAHAN, daughter of an early pioneer family. To Mr. and Mrs. LANE were born six children, two sons and four daughters. Their names are: William, Sarah, Abigail, Jane, Hannah, and Garrett. Those dead are: Sarah, Abigail, and Hannah. Our subject departed this life in the year 1845, after passing his four-score years, his companion surviving him until the year 1855, and they both lie buried side by side, in the little burial-ground at New Burlington. Garrett, the only surviving member of this once happy household, residing within the State, was born in the year 1816, in Springfield township, on the old LANE homestead, which he now owns and occupies. He was married, at the age of thirty-one, to Miss Hannah GANTZ. The fruit of this union was two children, one son and one daughter, Willie and Mary. Both died in early childhood. The parents are now left alone, and are living in a beautiful and comfortable home near New Burlington. He is one of the prominent and highly respected citizens of the community in which he lives.



John M. Wright
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 367:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

John M. WRIGHT settled in Cincinnati in 1798. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, emigrated from the District of Columbia into Ohio, and died at his home in Mount Pleasant. He had a part in the War of 1812, and was a school teacher while in Cincinnati. His wife's name was Ann Maria WRIGHT. The surviving members of the family are Joseph F., a resident of Mount Pleasant; Maria Louisa LABOYTEAUX, also a resident of Mount Pleasant; and F. C., the eldest son. The last mentioned was born in Cincinnati, October 16, 1813. He was a cooper by trade, which he industriously pursued for a period of fifteen years. He married, in the year 1838, Miss Julia LABOYTEAUX, daughter of an old and important family. To them have been born seven children -- five sons and two daughters: Alvin D., John, P. N., F. C., J. F., Mary, and Cornelia. Cornelia and John are not living. In the year 1848 our subject began the mercantile business in Mount Pleasant, and successfully conducted his business until the year 1873. He then retired, and his son, P. N., took possession and is now proprietor



Henry Bolser
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 367-8:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Henry BOLSER was a German by birth, which event dates back to the year 1718. Some time prior to 1800 he emigrated to Hamilton county from the State of Pennsylvania. While in his native land he filled the office of high sherriff, his occupation here was that of farming. He died in 1821 at his home, four miles east of Reading. His wife, Mary BOLSER, died the same year. Their children were George, Henry, Peter, John, Samuel, Joseph, Mary, Gustave, Elizabeth, and Katie -- all now dead. George, the third son, was born in Pennsylvania, at Fredericktown, in 1765, and came with his parents to Hamilton  county at an early date. Previous to coming to Ohio he married Miss Rebecca HONNELL, by whom he had eleven children: George, John, Felty, Reason, Abram, Sally, Katie, Rebecca, Polly, Ann, and Elizabeth. All died but Reason, who resides in Montgomery county, Indiana, and Felty, who owns and lives on the old BOLSER homestead. Felty was born in 1803, and remained with her parents until the time of his marriage, in 1822, to Miss Mary ANDERSON. They have had nine children: George, Susan, Alexander, Katie, John, Samuel, Sarah, Benjamin, and Mary (deceased). Mr. BOLSER lost his wife in 1837. He was again married, to Miss Sarah ANDERSON, and five children were added to his family, three sons and two daughters: Anderson, Mary, Caroline, Lafayette, and Alonzo. Lafayette died, as did also his mother, in the year 1879. Mr. BOLSER, by careful management and industry, is now in possession of a good property. He is not a church member but is well known as one who leads a moral life and brought up his family to love and do the right. His parents are now both dead, and are buried beside each other, in a little burial place on the old homestead.



Samuel Seward
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 368:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Samuel SEWARD was born in the State of New Jersey. He married Miss Elsie JENTRY, and to them were born ten children: Obediah, Ann, William, James, Samuel, Irwin, Elias, Eliza, Martin G., and Daniel. Those living are Eliza VAN ZANT, Daniel, and Martin G. Mr. Seward came to Hamilton county previous to 1800. For many days they were obliged to remain in the blockhouse at Carthage, so numerous and savage were the Indians at that time. After their fears had somewhat subsided he and his family located on a tract of land situated on Winton road, near Mount Pleasant. He at once set about the clearing of his farm, which he gradually contiued to improve till to-day it is one of the finest farms in the county. His death occurred in 1819. The wife and mother survived him till the year 1843. Martin G., the seventh son, was born in 1807 on the old Seward homestead. His occupation has been that of a farmer. In 1831 he married Miss Mary HILL. They had born to them nine children: Samuel, James Riley, Viola J., Mary, Hannah, George, Lizzie, William, and one who died in infancy. Samuel also died, after he had reached manhood. The family are pleasantly situated on a beautiful farm adjoining Mount Pleasant. Mr. and Mrs. SEWARD are both consistent members of the Christian church in the vicinity.


The McCormick Family
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 368:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

The McCORMICK family were among the earliest pioneer families of Hamilton county, their settlement being about the year 1800 or prior to that time, but as to exact date there is no certainty. The eldest of the McCORMICKS were James and Mary. To them were born five children, three sons and two daughters: James, Robert, and John, Evaliza and Catharine. All have died but Evaliza. The immediate descendants of James, the eldest son, were three children, two sons and one daughter -- John B., Mary, and Willian. The maiden name of his wife was Hannah DAVIS, who died in 1860, her husband surviving until 1862, when he died of cancer, after five years of suffering. The only representatives of this once happy household are William, and John B., the subject of the following sketch, who was born in the year 1833. He resided with his parents until the time of their decease, caring for them and attending them in their declining years. He married, in the year 1868, Miss Elizabeth RANDOLPH, and to them was born one son, Perry. Mr. McCORMICK is one of the prosperous and enterprising young farmers of the community, and comes of a quite prominent and highly respected family.


David Sprong
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 368:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

David SPRONG, a farmer of Springfield township, at the age of thirty-seven settled in this part of the country as early as 1800. His birthplace was in the State of New York, whence he removed to Ohio. In 1842 he died at the place now owned by his son Cornelius. Louisa TENNEY, his wife, was born in 1779 and died in 1851. Of the children, Solomon, James, Ward, Stephen, David, John, and Jeremiah have died; Cornelius, Samuel, and Henry are still living. Cornelius, the subject of the following sketch, was born in this township in 1802. He made his home with his parents till the time of his marriage, in 1845, to Miss Ruth PERKINS. She died shortly after, and the husband married, in 1852, Miss Parmelia D. McCOSH, daughter of an important pioneer family. Two children were born of this marriage -- Barney C., and Lois, who died in infancy. Mr. SPRONG is a substantial farmer and a leading man in the township and county. He and his wife are zealous members of the New Light church. His parents have been dead for some time; they are buried at Finneytown. His only child, Barny, lives with his parents on the old homestead, superintending the farm and caring for his aged parents. He married Miss Delia CUMMINGS. They have two children -- Carl C., and Albert J.


James Whallon
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 368:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

James WHALLON made his first settlement in Sycamore township in the year 1800. He was born in 1770 in New Jersey, from which State he emigrated into Ohio. He died at his home in Springfield township in 1849. He was by occupation a farmer; at one time served six years as justice of the peace, and was an active member of the army in the War of 1812. His wife, Ollie WHALTON, was born in 1773 and died in 1847, two years before her husband's death. The surviving members of the family are Nancy ROLL, Damaris MOORE, Cynthia STONE, Thomas, and Benjamin, the fourth son and subject of the following sketch.


Benjamin Whallon
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 368-9:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Benjamin WHALLON was born in Sycamore township in 1807. He made his home with his parents until his marriage, in 1830, to Miss Eliza MOORE, daughter of an early pioneer. Two years later his wife died, leaving an infant daughter, Eliza. In 1835 he married Sarah STONE, who became the mother of three children -- Nancy, Elizabeth, and James. In 1843 his second wife died. In 1847 he was wedded to Margaret S. GRIFFIN. The home in which he now lives with his family joins the old homestead where his father settled in 1811. The Presbyterian church has for a long time received his liberal support, his wife as well as himself being among its best members. It may be added as a matter of interest that Mr. WHALLON has attended one church regularly fifty-eight years; never received a whipping at home or at school (suggestive to the opposite as the name may be), and has never taken a chew of tobacco or smoked a cigar

 
 
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