William Pierson
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 369:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.


William PIERSON was born in the State of New Jersey in the year 1788. He came with his parents to Cincinnati in the year 1800. His trade was that of a brick-maker. He was married to Miss Huldah PIERSON, who was born in 1791, and was the daughter of an early settler. To Mr. and Mrs. PIERSON were born seven children -- four sons and three daughters: Sinias, Mary Ann, Harriet, Emily, James, William, and John. John, Sinias, Mary Ann, and Harriet are now dead. Our subject died in the year 1866, surviving his companion thirty-four years. The only member of the family now residing within the county of Hamilton is William, the third son, who was born in the year 1832. His attention has principally been given to farming. He married, in the year 1852, Miss May E. COOPER. There have been born to them four sons and three daughters: George W., Laura H., Frank, William H., May, Estella, and Samuel (deceased). Mr. PIERSON is one of the first farmers of his township and county, and now owns and occupies the old PIERSON homestead. He and his wife are devoted members of the United Brethren church, who supplement by their lives the faith they profess.


Benjamin Urmston
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 369:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Benjamin URMSTON was born in the State of Pennsylvania in the year 1800. The same year he came with his father to Springfield township, where he remained for a short time, then moving to Butler, where they stayed until after his father's death, in 1821. In the year 1828 he married Miss Rebecca KENNEDY, and to them were born five children, four sons and one daughter: Kennedy, Robert, Mary Jane, Benjamin, and Edmund. Kennedy and Mary Jane the only daughter -- are not living. In the year 1837 the family came again to Springfield, and resided here ever since. Both the parents are members af the Baptist church, and have always been among the supporters of the same. This worthy and aged couple now live at ease in a comfortable home at Mount Pleasant.


Barnabas Hoel
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 369:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Barnabas HOEL first settled in Springfield township, in 1801. He was born in the State of New Jersey, from which he emigrated to Ohio early in his life. He was a carpenter by trade, but afterwards became a farmer. The following are the names of the surviving members of the family: Abigail DAVIS, Phoebe, Rosebaum, John, and William, the eldest son and subject of the following sketch. He was born in Springfield township, in a rude log cabin, without chimney or floor, in the year 1801. He resided with his parents until the time of his marriage, in the year 1822, to Miss Julia Ann MAY. To them were born six children, two sons and four daughters: Sarah Ann, Alexander, Emeline, Chamberlain, Maria, Delilah, and Amanda. Those not living are Sarah Ann, Emeline, and Chamberlain. Mr. HOEL lost his companion in the year 1854. He was married again in the year 1855, to Miss Mary Ann HUFFMAN. The occupation of Mr. HOEL has been that of a farmer. He and his wife are both zealous members of the Presbyterian church. Grandfather and Grandmother HOEL are both dead, and lie buried in the Springdale cemetery.


John LaRue
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 369:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

John LaRUE came to Springfield township December 16, 1802. He was born in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, in the year 1774, and moved from that State to Ohio. He served in the War of 1812, and was one of the guards stationed at Blennerhasset island. His wife was Catharine LOWE, who was born in the year 1781. The present survivors of the family are James L. LaRUE, who resides two miles west of Lockland. He was twice married -- first, in 1832, to Miss Elizabeth SIMMONS, and second, in 1838, to Miss Naomi B. GARDENER, daughter of an old and prominent settler. The first wife bore him two children -- Louisa, wife of Dr. A. B. LUCE, of Carthage, and George, a prominent coal dealer of Lockland, who was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, losing his right arm in the service. He returned to his native county and was elected, at the close of the war, auditor of Hamilton county. His mother died in 1837. The second wife became the mother of nine children. Those now living are Alexander, John, James M., Jacob, and Eliza. The subject of this sketch has been an active business man for over half a century. He has occupied every position of honor and trust that an appreciative people could confer. He is now becoming an old man, but is strong in body, and in full possession of every faculty. During his life he has acquired a pleasant home and enough of this world's goods to make himself and wife comfortable as long as they shall live.


William McCash
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 369:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

William McCASH was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 15, 1783. He married Nancy Ann DODSON, of Greenbrier, Virginia, and to them were born eleven children, six sons and five daughters: Elenord D., Willliam D., Permelia D., Edward, Margaret, David, Cynthia, Serena, Luther, James and Caroline; Margaret, Edward, Luther, David and James are not living. The wife and mother died in 1869, the husband survived until the year 1871. They are buried at the Spring Grove cemetery. Their first settlement was in the year 1802, in Springfield township, on the Winton road. They settled in the woods, with no improvement excepting a log cabin, and afterwards cleared up the farm. The old homestead is now owned by Mrs. SPRING.


Peter Laboyteaux
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 369-70:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Peter LABOYTEAUX was born in the year 1783 in New Jersey, and in 1804 came with his parents to Hamilton county, Ohio. In the fall of the same year, or the following spring, he was married to Miss Elizabeth PACKER. Two sons and three daughters were born to them: Samuel, Elizabeth, Catharine, Peter and Keziah. His first permanent settlement was made upon the Miami purchase. Here, in this pioneer home, he cared for his family, with all the obstacles that a pioneer had to encounter. His father died in 1811; his mother lived till a few years later. The wife died also in the year 1813. He was afterward married to Margaret CAMERON, who be came the mother of six children -- three sons and three daughters, and died in 1833. The year following he married Miss BEDSON, after which event three more sons were added to the family. In the year 1848 he died. His wife survived him some years, but died in the next decade. Samuel, the eldest son and subject of the following sketch, was born in Springfield township in the year 1865. He aided his father in carrying on the farm till he had passed his twentieth birthday, when he left the paternal roof, but returned fifteen months later and learned the cooper's trade with his father. In the year 1827 he was married to Maria Louisa Wright, the daughter of an early pioneer. To them were born five sons and four daugters -- Frederick W., Peter, Thomas, Ann Maria, Lucretia, Florien, Monroe, John Murray, Eliza Jane, Lucinda Ellen, and Joseph W.  Peter and Lucinda have died. Mr. LABOYTEAUX carried on the cooper business in the town of Mount Healthy for almost half a century, and has acquired a good property. Although now becoming quite advanced in years, he is well preserved, and looks a hale old man.


Cary Johnson
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 370:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Among the early settlers of Springfield township none were more prominent than the JOHNSONS. Cary JOHNSON came to Springfield township on horseback from Bascom Ridge, New Jersey, in 1804. He was born in the year 1781, and at the age of twenty-three he started for the land of promise. His first settlement in Ohio was the farm now owned and occupied by his son, Cary Benson. Here he began life. He at once set about erecting a cabin and clearing away the forest. In the year 1805 he was married to Miss Rachel JESSUP, by whom he had nine children -- four sons and five daughters: Drucilla, Jemima, Jane, John, Abner, Sarah A., Hampton, Augusta, and Cary B. All are now dead, but Sarah MANGER and Cary B., who resides in Jackson county, Iowa. The father departed this life in the year 1866, surviving his companion but three years; and they both are buried in the little burial ground near New Burlington. Now the only representative of this household residing in Hamilton county is Cary Benson, who was born in the year 1832. His business has always been that of farming. He married, in the year 1859, Miss Sarah L. JACKSON. Mr. JOHNSON is one of the thrifty farmers of his township. While he has no membership with any church, his sympathies are with the Universalists. He is pleasantly located on a finely improved farm near Mount Pleasant, surrounded by every comfort necessary to his wants.

Rachel JESSUP, wife of Cary JOHNSON, was born in 1787 in the State of New Jersey, and came with her parents to Springfield township in the year 1794, coming from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati on a flat-boat. The farm on which the family first settled had been selected some time previous by an older brother, Stephen JESSUP, who came from Pennsylvania on foot to seek more suitable and productive lands. Stephen JESSUP was grandfather to the noted poets, the CARY sisters.


Reuben S. Compton
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 370:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Reuben S. COMPTON was born in Colerain township, Hamilton county, in the year 1804. His business was farming. His wife, Bathsheba LABOYTEAUX, was born in 1806. The members of his family still living are Andrew Jackson, Alexander, Chrystalina, Emeline, Eliza, Cornelia and Oliver. The last named was born at the old homestead in Colerain township in 1826. He remained with his parents until he attained his majority. He married, on the thirteenth of April, 1854, Miss Elizabeth VOORHEES, of Warren county. They have three children -- Flora Ellen, Laura Francis, and Alfred R. Both Mr. and Mrs. COMPTON belong to the Christian Church, to which they give their constant support. His father is buried in a private burial-place on the old COMPTON homestead.


Benjamin Walden
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 370:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Benjamin WALDEN was born in 1757, in the State of Virginia. As early as 1805 he came to Springfield township from Kentucky, and died in 1842. His business was farming. Hannah, his wife, was born in 1757, and died in 1840. The only survivor of his family is William, the youngest son. He was born in 1808, on the farm where he now lives. In the year 1842 he was married to Miss Charlotte JOSELYN, who bore him ten children -- George W., William, Benjamin, Marcus, Edward J., Josephine, Nancy O., Charlotte, Emma, and Sarah. Mr. WALDEN is one of the best men of the township and county. With his wife, he has long been connected with the Presbyterian church. He has gradually acquired a competency, and is now is the enjoyment of cheerful surroundings and a comfortable home.


Jacob Hoffner
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 370:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Jacob HOFFNER was born in the year 1765, in Burke county, Pennsylvania, and from this State he emigrated to Ohio and settled in Springfield township in 1805. His death occurred at Mount Pleasant in 1845. While in Pennsylvania he followed the business of wagonmaker, but was a farmer in Ohio. Mrs. Magdalen HOFFNER, wife of Jacob HOFFNER, was born in 1768, and died in 1840. The members of the family now alive are Eliza JOHNSTON, a resident of Cumminsville; Samuel, who lives at Indianapolis; and Thomas, the third son, and subject of following sketch.


Thomas Hoffner
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 370-1:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Thomas HOFFNER was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1796. He came with his parents to Hamilton county in 1805, he and his brother Jacob walking the entire distance, and crossing the river at Wheeling, Virginia. Although but a youth of sixteen, he enlisted in the War of 1812. After an absence of six months, he returned to the parental roof unhurt, and crowned with all the honors to which our brave sons were justly entitled. After the close of the war he returned and aided his father in the cultivation of the pioneer home. In 1815 he was married to Miss Sarah BOLSER. To Mr. and Mrs. HOFFNER were born eight children -- one son and seven daughters: John C., Catharine, Rebecca, Eliza, Elizabeth, Amanda, Sarah, and Mary. Eliza, Amanda, and Mary are dead. In the year 1824 the wife also died. He was married again in the year 1836, to Miss Abigail SMITH. They are both active members of the church of United Brethren and have always been among its most staunch supporters. In the year 1827, he aided his father in carrying on the farm, and in 1839 returned to Massachusetts, and brought back with him Miss Sarah ADAMS, whom he soon after married, and who is now his companion. His first purchase was made in the woods, with no improvements whatever to give evidence of his ever having had a predecessor. Here he began life in reality. As time wore on, six children were born to this pioneer couple -- four sons and two daughters: Thomas, Charley, Cynthia, Joseph, Isaac, and Ella. Thomas and Charles are now deceased. The sympathies of Mr. and Mrs. WESTON have ever been with the Universalist church, to which they give their support.


John C. Hoffner
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 371:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

John C. HOFFNER, youngest child of Thomas and Sarah HOFFNER, was born in the year 1833, in the old HOFFNER homestead. At the age of nineteen he went as a clerk to Cincinnati with the firm of Canfield & Moffett, grocers. In the year 1860 he returned to the farm where he has ever since resided. He married in the year 1855, Miss Zorada HARRISON, whose father was an early settler of Cincinnati and a noted river pilot. To Mr. and Mrs. HOFFNER were born twelve children, six of whom are now living: Valleria W., Mary E., Ada Estella, Rebecca, John H., and William Allen. Mr. HOFFNER comes from a family whose record is spotless. He has reached the zenith in Odd Fellowship, having been a member for thirteen years.


Henry Rogers
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 371:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Henry ROGERS, sr., settled in Mill creek township in the year 1806. He was born in Monmouth county, New Jersey, in 1752, from which State he moved to Pennsylvania, and thence to Ohio. He died in Cincinnati in 1839 or 1840. During the Revolutionary war he was a soldier in the American army. By occupation he was a weaver. His wife, Phoebe BENNET, was born in 1766, and died some time during the War of 1812. Their descendants were Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah, Phoebe, Jemima, Amos, Samuel, Nancy, Henry, and Maria -- all dead except Henry, Amos and Samuel dying in infancy. Elizabeth married Thomas McFEELY, of Virginia; Sarah, Michael BURGE; Hannah, Zebulon STRONG, of Vermont; Phoebe, Jonathan HOLDEN, of Vermont; Jemima, Richard McFEELY; Nancy, Cyrus BROWN, of Ohio; Maria, Levi PINNEY, of Ohio; Henry, Miss Rachel Maria HILL, daughter of Jedediah HILL, of New Jersey. Henry, the only survivor of this large family, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, in 1806, and came with his parents to Hamilton county, Ohio, the fall of the same year. When seventeen years of age, he left his home and went out, a poor boy, to fight the battle of life alone. His life has been occupied in various pursuits. He first learned the trade of cabinet making, for which he soon acquired a distaste and gave it up. For a time after this he worked out by the month whenever work could be obtained. In the year 1828 he engaged with Jedediah HILL, who afterwards became his father-in-law, in operating his flouring mill and cultivating his farm. He married in the year 1832, September 22. To Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS was born one son, Wilson T. He married, March 15, 1866, Mary Jane CHADWICK, who has become the mother of two sons. Our subject now owns and occupies the old HILL homestead. Mr. ROGERS is not associated with any church organization, but his wife is a devout Christian, a member of the Baptist church, and has always been one of its best supporters.


John M. Wozencraft
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 371:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

John M. WOZENCRAFT came to Cincinnati in 1806. He was born in Wales, but emigrated to the State of Ohio from Baltimore, Maryland. In his sixty-fourth year, while in South Carolina and on his way to England, he died. His wife, Hannah, lived to be nearly ninety-two years of age, Her death occurred in San Vermideno, California. Of this family there now remain Dr. O. M. Wozencraft, of San Francisco, California. Of this family there now remain Dr. O. M. WOZENCRAFT, of San Francisco, California -- a man of great professional prominence; and Captain J. J. WOZENCRAFT, who was born in Cincinnati August 6, 1807. Prior to his marriage he was with his father in business. At the age of seventeen he learned the tinner's trade with Mr. Norman BIRD, and remained ten years. After completing his trade, his faithful and prompt attention to his employer's wishes was so appreciated that he was given the position of superintendent. In 1828 he married Miss Olivia KING, daughter of Alexander KING, the first deputy sheriff of Hamilton county. Four sons and three daughters were given them: John M., Anna E., William A., ex-mayor of Paris, Illinois; Oliver, who was killed by the explosion of an engine; Edwin D., who was band master for three years during the late war; Martha M., and Mary Ellen, now wife of John FISHER, an extensive manufacturer of carriages in Cincinnati. The life of our subject has been one of position and prosperity. For eleven successive years he was elected commander of the Fire Company No. 5, of Cincinnati. He was the first grand worthy chief Templar west of the Alleghanies, besides holding other honorable places. He has ever been an active leader in advancing and improving society, and a firm advocate of law and order. His estimable wife has always been a devout Christian. They have acquired a good property that now enables them to live at ease. Their home is at Mount Pleasant.


Jacob Skillman
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 371:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Mr. Jacob SKILLMAN, with his family, made his first settlement in Springfield township, in 1806. He was born on Long Island, but emigrated from Pennsylvania to Ohio. In the Revolutionary war he was a recruiting officer. After coming to Ohio he cleared the farm now owned by his grandson, Henry. His children were six in number: Isaac, Benjamin, Jacob, Thomas, and Abraham, all now deceased. Henry, second son of Abraham and Abigail SKILLMAN, was born in the SKILLMAN homestead in the year 1824. He was married in 1857, to Miss Augusta FOSTER, daughter of one of Hamilton county's earliest families, which came to Ohio prior to 1800. Four sons and one daughter were afterward born: Albert, George, Harry, Frank, and Emma. George and Harry have died. Both parents belong to the Presbyterian church, and have always been among the leading most reliable members.


Abiezer Miles
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 371-2:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Abiezer MILES settled in Springfield township in 1807, He emigrated from the State of Pennsylvania, where he was born in the year 1768. He was at different times farmer and shoemaker. During the War of 1812, he helped carry the dead from the battlefield. His wife Judith MILES, was born in 1775, and lived until 1839. His death took place at the old home in the year 1832. The children are Hannah ROBINSON, living at Batavia Clermont county, and John J.  The latter was born in Pennsylvania in 1801, and came with his parents to Springfield township. The farm now owned and occupied by him was the first permanent place of settlemen made by the father. As he was prospered he gradually improved the pioneer home, till it became one of the pleasantest places in the township. John J. resided with his parents till their decease, when he became owner of the farm. He was twice married, first to Miss Margaret SKILLMAN, October 24, 1822. To them were born nine children: James, Jacob S., John S, George, Sarah, Judith, Susan R., Phoebe, and Mary.  Sarah, Margaret, Phoebe, Mary, James and John are dead. In 1845 the wife died. The following year he was married to Miss Matilda JESSUP, who afterward was the mother of five children: Margaret and Israel, who have died, and John B., Ella, and Emma. The last two are twins. Mr. and Mrs. MILES are devoted members of the Christian church.


William McLean
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 372:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

William McLEAN came from Pennsylvania to Ohio, and settled in Springfield in the year 1807. The surviving members of the family are John, Betsey, Sallie, and Samuel. Samuel, the oldest son of William and Isabella McLEAN, was born in the State of Pennsylvania in the year 1799, and came with his parents to Hamilton county in the year 1807. The family for a while was obliged to occupy the old block-house at Columbia, so hostile were the red men just at that time. The family located in Springfield township, where the father died shortly after, leaving Samuel to superintend the farm. At the age of thirty he married Miss Elizabeth WHITLOCK, by whom he had seven sons: Jerome B., Jasper, Sylvester, Loami, Arthur, now deceased, John and Stephen. Arthur was a prominent attorney of Cincinnati, and afterwards a lieutenant in the War of 1861. Here his health became impaired, and he returned to his home and soon after died. Our subject was one who led an active business life, a man of whom his neighbors could boast. He took a very active part in the militia musters, of which our older citizens have vivid recollections. He occupied the position of colonel and general, and became everywhere known as Colonel Samuel McLEAN. After living a life of usefulness, he departed in the year 1872. He is buried beside his parents in the burial place at Springdale.


Samuel Johnson
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 372:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Samuel JOHNSON, sr., first settled, in the year 1807, in Springfield township. He was born in 1788, in New Jersey, and from that State he emigrated to Ohio. His death occurred in 1878, at his home in Mount Pleasant. He pursued the business of farming, and his first purchase was the farm now owned by the RIDDLE heirs. His wife, whose name was Phoebe JESSUP, was born in 1793, and died in 1865. She came to Ohio with her parents in the year 1797. The names of surviving members of the family and their places of residence are John, Lydia, Abigail, Jane, Dale, and Samuel. John and his sister Jane reside in Texas. Samuel and two sisters, Lydia and Abigail, reside on the old homestead in Mount Pleasant, which is also owned by them.


Major William Cox
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 372:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Major William COX came from New Jersey to Hamilton county, Colerain township, in 1809. He was a stone mason, and was out in the War of 1812, where he acquired his military title. He had but two children, Tunis and Martha. The former settled in Springfield, near New Burlington, where he kept the old Eleven-mile House, or Farmer's Rest, on the Hamilton pike, which was known as one of the best hotels of the county outside the city. He had twelve children, evenly divided as to sex, among whom was George Washington COX, now of Loveland, next to the youngest of the family. He was born December 27, 1837, at New Burlington, and was brought up at the hotel and on the farm connected with it. In 1874 he removed to Lockland, where he is now engaged in keeping a livery stable. He was married December 10, 1858, to Rebecca AYRES, of Springfield township, and again, after her death in 1864, to Mrs. Hartin (HOLE) SMITH, widow of Oscar SMITH, January 22, 1868. He has three children, one, Lenroy, now twenty years old, by his first wife, and the others, twins, by the second wife, Elva, a son, and Idella, a daughter, eleven years old.


Elisha C. Walden
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 372:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Elisha C. WALDEN was born in the year 1800, in the State of Kentucky. He came to Hamilton county when quite a small boy. He was twice married, first to Miss Nancy OGLE, who died about the year 1840. He was married again in the year 1843, to Miss Julia L. KITCHEL, daughter of an old family, her parents being Samuel and Margaret KITCHEL. The life of Mr. WALDEN was devoted to various pursuits. At first he was a merchant in Darrtown, and in later years he occupied and superintended the farm in Springfield township, where his widow now resides. He is spoken of by neighbors and friends as a most excellent citizen, a gentleman respected and esteemed wherever known. Years before his death he associated himself with the Presbyterian church, of which his wife has long been a member. He departed this life in the fall of 1876, after several years of severe affliction.


Philander Allen
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 372:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Philander ALLEN settled in Cincinnati in 1811. He was born in Cornwall, Connecticut, in 1779. His wife's name was Hannah FOSTER. She was born in 1782. The four surviving children are Samuel S., Harriet TOWNLEY, Sarah HILTS, and Edward P.   Samuel S., fourth son of Philander and Hannah ALLEN, was born in Hamilton county in the year 1820. He made his home with his parents until the time of their death. He was married in 1849 to Miss Emeline RIDDLE, daughter of one of the pioneers. There were born to them seven children -- four sons and three daughters. Their names are Mary, Jacob, Charles, Henry, George, Anna, and Carrie -- all living but Jacob, who died at the age of two years. Our subject resides on and is the owner of the old homestead. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church in Springdale.


Daniel Brown
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 372-3:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Daniel BROWN settled on section fifteen of Springfield township in 1812. He was born in the year 1779, at Hagerstown, Maryland, but emigrated into Ohio from Pennsylvania. While in the latter State he worked as a mechanic, but his life in Ohio was that of a farmer. His wife was Elizabeth BAHN. He died at his home in 1853, and his wife lived but nine years longer. The surviving children are: William, now living in Illinois; Isaac, in Indiana; Mrs. McGILLIARD and Mrs. YERKES, both living in Springfield township; and John, who remains on the old BROWN homestead. He was born in the year 1812, and came with his parents to Ohio in the same year. He was married in 1839 to Miss Harriet McCOY. They have nine children, six sons and three daughters. Mr. BROWN is one of the substantial and enterprising farmers of Hamilton county. By hard labor and wise economy he has acquired a comfortable home. He has occupied various positions of honor and trust that the appreciative people of his neighborhood thought best to confer. He and Mrs. Brown are both earnest members of the Christian church.

Joel Brown
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 373:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Joel Brown, the eldest son of Aaron and Cynthia Brown, was born in the State of Connecticut, in 1808. He came with his parents to Ashtabula county in 1814. Here the family settled immediately, in the woods, with no improvements whatever to give evidence of their having a predecessor. Our subject resided with his father. In clearing up the pioneer home much devolved upon him, he being the eldest. At the age of seventeen he began the trade of carpenter and joiner, which occupation he has industriously and successfully pursued for more than twenty years. In the year 1829 he married Miss Anna Wright, of Ashtabula county, whose parents were quite prominent in the early settlement of that county. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown were born eight children -- five sons and three daughters -- Alphonso, Alonzo, Lorenzo, Alvin, Lovisa, Emma, Alexis, and Emma.  Alphonso, Alonzo, Lorenzo, Alvin, Lovisa, and Emma have died. Mr. Brown is one of the substantial and thrifty farmers of the township. While he is not associated with any church organization he ever favors what is good and true. He and his estimable wife live at ease in a pleasant home in Springfield township.


Jacob Field
"History of  Hamilton county, Ohio"
published 1881 by Ford
Springfield Twp
pg 373:
Transcribed by Linda Boorom.

Jacob FIELD was born in New Jersey in 1768. In 1812 he settled in this township. He died in 1841, at the home where he had always lived since coming to Ohio. He taught school in his early years, but later devoted himself to farming. Hester ROSS, his wife, was born in 1770, and died in 1856. The only surviving member of the family to-day is John R. FIELD, who owns and resides on the old FIELD homestead. He was born in the State of New Jersey in 1810, and came with his parents to Ohio two years later. In 1834 he was married to Miss Harriet PERRINE, and to them have been born nine children -- Jacob, Martha, Jane, Hester A., Elizabeth, Charles, Sarah B., Catharine R., and Lydia R. Charles, Sarah, and Elizabeth are still living. Mrs. FIELD is a member of the Presbyterian church, but her husband has never become identified with any religious organization.


 
 
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