HISTORY OF PERRY COUNTY
SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH "H"
HADDEN, SAMUEL, proprietor planing mill, New Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Hadden was born February 14, 1842, in Union township, Muskingum county, Ohio; son of Samuel M. and Ann (Lorimer) Hadden. They were the parents of twelve children---nine sons and three daughters. Four of the sons served in the late war, two of whom lost their lives on the battlefield. Samuel was brought up on the farm, where he
remained until twenty-two years of age. He came to this county in 1868, and in the following year came to this place, and engaged in his present business, with a partner the greater part of the time. In the meantime Mr. Hadden traveled in the West, one year, in the interest of a mining company. He is now sole proprietor of an active business in this line. Mr. Hadden was .married October 8, 1867, to Almira, daughter of Dr. J. W. and Sarah (McConnell) Law, of Tuscarawas county, Ohio. They are the parents of six children, viz.: William, Francis, Charles, Samuel, Annetta and John. HAMILTON, THOMAS H., New Lexington, Ohio, was born September 14, 1859; in New Lexington, Ohio; son of Thomas and Helen (Johnson) Hamilton. Thomas Hamilton was a native of Virginia, and Helen Johnson, of Perry county, Ohio. Mr. Hamilton, the subject of this sketch, was married November 24, 1881, to Miss Libbie, daughter of William Haines, of Somerset, Ohio. HAMMITT, SAMUEL, farmer, Madison township; post office, Mt. Perry. He was born April 3, 1823, in Madison township. Perry county. He is a son of George and Jane (Bergrin) Hammitt. He was brought up as a farmer, which occupation he has since followed. Mr. H. enlisted in Company H, 160th Regiment O. V. I., and served four months as a corporal. He was married December 22, 1850, to Mary J. Ford, daughter of Charles and Harriet Ford. His second marriage was to Mary J. Danison, daughter of Edward and Aletha Danison. Mr. and Mrs. H. are the parents of eight children, viz.: William R., Charles N., Clarissa J., Andrew J., Jacob L. (deceased), John B..Adelaide R., and George W. HAMMOND, JOHN, the venerable ancestor of the very respectable family which bears his name, was born in county of Donegal, Ireland, from whence he and his brother Thomas came to Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, where John was married to Miss Rebecca James. On the first day of November, 105, he and his wife, with her mother and father, and his brother Thomas, arrived in a four-horse wagon at a spot near where Trinity Church now stands in Somerset. Here they began cutting a wagon road toward their destination, and were soon discovered by Jacob Finck, who at once offered his aid, and who, by his natural kind heartedness, won the friendship of the Hammonds, which was ardently reciprocated to the end of their long and worthy lives. Arrived at last on the half section they had selected for their future homes, they erected a tent around a dogwood tree, yet standing as a living witness, near the Sulphur spring, on the south side of the farm. Under this temporary shelter grandmother James, most probably wearied by the long Journey just completed, took sick and died, November 17th, 1805. Her venerable husband followed her a few years later, and they are most probably the first aged pair whose death may be recorded in the county. John Hammond and his devoted wife, now deprived of the affectionate support of her parents, bravely adhered to the purpose of hewing a home out of the frowning forest for themselves and their children. In this purpose they were also effectively assisted by Thomas, who made his home with them until June 30th, 1852, when he departed this life, at the age of seventy-seven years, but not until his aim at success and independence had been realized. He was a soldier in the
War of 1812. It was no uncommon thing for this family, and others scattered here and there, to go as far as Chillicothe or Zanesville for grain grinding, and often the brave wife of John Hammond was left alone in her cabin home, with her little ones, to answer the demands of the roving Indian for salt or bread, and to defend her home against the intrusions of wild beasts. The life of John Hammond was prolonged to the age of eighty-eight years and that of his wife to eighty-nine years. They lived to behold the fruitful fields which their firmness and industry had rescued from a forest waste, and to see their children grow to the estate of womanhood and manhood and take rank among the foremost in useful, life and in the esteem of society. Their children were Thomas, husband of Miss Olive Spencer, and who, about eighteen years since, removed from Perry county to McLane county, Illinois; John, who died in East Rushville in 1832; Nancy, who preserves her maiden name, and resides with her sister, Mrs. Stewart; Mary Ann Cowen, wife of the late George Cowen, of Hopewell; James, who died in California, and whose wife was Miss Eliza Hukel, yet living with her sons in Iowa. HAMMOND, JESSE, is the only survivor of all the sons of John and Rebecca Hammond, and to whom descended a share of the ancestral acres, and all of the manhood and social character of his ancestry. He is the husband of Miss Elizabeth Cowen, with whom he spent many years of a happy life, first clouded by her departure from it, a few years since. He is supported in his irreparable bereavement and in his declining years by the kind offices of a niece to his departed wife. Next in age to Jesse was Cyrus, who died on his farm in sight of Somerset. Elijah and William died before coming of age; and next is Rebecca, wife of Mr. John Stewart, who occupies the homestead, hallowed by all the holy remembrances of childhood, and blessed with a daughter, now sixteen, the only prospective heir to all the patrimonial domain, and a husband, whose skill as a farmer and success as a husbandman have added beauty, as well as acres, to the old home, where there ever has been, as there is now, an unaffected welcome to its kindred and its friends. The maiden name of Mr. Stewart's mother was Nancy Meldrem, whom, with all his brothers, he left in county Donegal, Ireland. His father was James Stewart. His marriage ceremony was pronounced by Rev. P. V. Ferree, in 1862. HAMMOND, WILLIAM, farmer, Pike township, New Lexington,O.; was born February 15, 1843, in Clayton township, Perry Co., Ohio; son of Nicholas and Susan ( Davidson) Hammond. Mr. Hammond was raised a farmer, and has made agricultural pursuits, together with fine sheep breeding of the Merino stock, his business up to this time. The mines of the Nuget Coal Company are excavations of his farm. He was married October 15, 1872, to Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Julia (Wright) Selby. The Biography above was originally in the ADDENDA, page 596 HANLEY, EDWARD, proprietor of restaurant, New Straitsville. He was born May 5, 1830, in Glasgow, Scotland; a son of P. Hanley, a native of Ireland, who moved to Scotland when Edward was young. His parents had four children, two of whom are yet living. While the children were yet young, Mr. Hanley lost his life in a coal mine. Edward began work in the mines when but seven years and eight months old. At the age of fifteen he was a contractor, and at the age of twenty was married to Elizabeth Holmes, a native of Ireland. Mr. and Mrs. Hanley became the parents of seven children, all born in Scotland, five of whom are still living. In 1866 they came to America, and four months after Mrs. Hanley died. Mr. Hanley began mining in the Kanawha River region, in Virginia, where he worked eleven days with a "pick and drill," and had charge of two hundred men. In 1870 Mr. Hanley married Margaret Croal, a native of Ireland, and daughter
of Edward and Catharine Croal. She had two brothers---James and Francis-both of whom were killed in the late war, the former at Spottsylvania Court House, the latter at the White House Road, two miles from "Old Church," on the 13th of June, 1863. In 1871, Mr. and Mrs. Hanley came to New Straitsville, where he took charge of the Troy mines until 1874. For the excellent work in this mine he received well merited praise from Andrew Roy, State Inspecter of Mines. Mr. Hanley now conducts an excellent restaurant. HANNON, JOHN SYLVESTER, Rector of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shawnee, Ohio, was born October 28, 1851, in Steubenville, Ohio, son of Bernard and Rose (O'Harra) Hannan. He received his preparatory education at Mt. St. Mary's of the West, then entered St. Aloysius Seminary, and completed his philosophical and theological education, at Columbus, Ohio. He was ordained November 7, 1879, by Archbishop Purcell, at St. Francis Church, at Cincinnati, Ohio. After his ordination he was stationed at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and had charge of the surrounding missions attached to the cathedral. At the same time he was chaplain to the Ohio State Penitentiary. From these duties he was transferred to Athens, Ohio, and had charge at St. Paul's Church about three months. He came to his present charge May 1, 1880. Before his appointment here this congregation was attended once a month from Straitsville. During his labors here he has built the present church building, and the congregation is steadily increasing. HANSBERGER, JOEL J., proprietor of Park House, and lumberman and contractor. Corning, Ohio, was born September 14, 1840, in Amanda township, Fairfield county, Ohio, son of Joel and Elizabeth (Loose) Hansberger. Joel was brought up on the farm. At the age of twenty he enlisted in company K, Seventeenth O. V. I., and veteranized, serving four years, and never was absent from his regiment on account of sickness, and was engaged in thirty-two different battles. During his service he was commissary sergeant eighteen months. At the close of the war he engaged as dry goods clerk; subsequently was drug clerk. He conducted a hardware store about six months; after selling this out he engaged in general merchandizing, which he has conducted for the last eleven years. At this time he owns a store at Baltimore, Fairfield county, Ohio. In the fall of 1881 he established his business here, and opened his hotel in the spring of 1882. Mr. Hansberger was married February 14, 1867, to Miss Caroline, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Tschopp, of Pleasant township. Fairfield county, Ohio. They are the parents of six children, viz.: Ulysses Franklin, Harry Grant, William C., Carrie Clementine, Ernest Eugene, and Arthur Garfield. HARBAUGH, DANIEL, farmer, Shawnee, Ohio, was born December 4, 1818, in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, and son of John and Roxana (Wymer) Harbaugh. Mr. Harbaugh was raised a farmer, and has followed agricultural pursuits pretty much all his life. He lived to the age of seventeen years in Pennsylvania, when he came to Ohio with his father and settled in Perry county, Ohio, and of which county he has been a resident up to this present time. He was married February 14, 1845, to Mary, daughter of John and Jane (Travars) Hazelton. They are the parents of nine children, viz.: John, Henry, James, Gabriel, Sarah Jane, Barbara Ellen, Hannah Lydia, Mary, Louisa, and
William T. S., all living but one---Louisa. All who are living are married, with but one exception, that of Willie, who is at home. Mr. Harbaugh has, at this time, twenty-five grandchildren, and is quite vigorous of his age. He helped to roll logs, in the days of yore, where now are the present sites of Shawnee and Straitsville, and has seen the farms change from $10 and $12 per acre to $60, $70, $100, $150, and up to $300 per acre, all upon the account of developed mineral wealth, which was opened to commerce by the building of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad branch that reached this point, the first meeting of which he attended at Newark, Ohio, and which brought a copious shower of wealth into his community. He has been, and at the present time is, one of the reliable citizens of this county, and has filled the offices of township treasurer and trustee for several years. He also has held all the society official positions of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Shawnee, Ohio. He now owns two hundred and thirty-four acres of land at McCuneville, two miles from Shawnee, the coal of which is leased to a New York coal company, at ten cents per ton. His statement as to how Shawnee came by its name is as follows: In an early day, when the country was sparsely settled, and there were no Sunday schools and but few churches, the youngsters were accustomed to grow up almost uncultivated, and with but little literary culture. During a winter term of school it so happened that some difficulty arose between the master (Stephen Wise) and a scholar by the name of James Small, and it happened that the master attempted to correct the scholar, who proposed, by pugilistic force, to resist the punishment, and thus ensued the tussle for predominance; but the master---perhaps being the better of the two, and undoubtedly in the right---came off conqueror. Of course, the thing became news and took wings, flying from ear to ear, and came to the hearing of an elderly gentleman of the community---Mr. Henry Hazelton---who had served in the Indian wars; upon which he remarked that they (the boys of that community) reminded him of the Shawnees, meaning the tribe of Shawnee Indians; from which it became a title of the boys, and later the creek they lived upon, and still later to the mining town of that name. HARDY, DAVID, farmer, Maxville, Ohio; born in Fairfield county, Ohio, July 2, 1820; son of Thomas and Jane (Huston) Hardy. At the age of three years he, with his father, came to Perry county and located in Monday Creek township, where he has ever since resided. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm, and he has continued to till the soil through his entire life. He was married October 25, 1852, to Lucretia R., daughter of Ralph and Sarah (Gunder) Webb, to whom were born six children---Sarah, Jane, Margaret, John R., Thomas W. and Gustavus A., all living in Monday Creek township, except Margaret and John, who died several years since. Mr. Hardy is a substantial farmer, owning one hundred and twenty acres in Monday Creek township, and enjoys the respect of all who know him. HARLAN, B. F., post office Somerset, Ohio, was born in the State of Delaware, May 5, 1831. His father was William Harlan, who died in Pennsylvania, in 1850, in the sixtieth year of his age. He was a good mechanic in all kinds of wood work. His mother was Miss Sarah Hewlet, who died in 1865, in her seventy-third year. She was the
mother of three sons and three daughters, who grew to manhood and womanhood. Of these, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Tague, wife of John Tague, post office Rehoboth, resides in this county. The family is of English descent on both sides. Its religion was of those Baptists known as Christians, or Campbellites. Mr. Harlan and his wife are Lutherans. In politics he was always Whig or Republican. He was married November 31, 1827, to Miss Mary Smitley, daughter of the venerable John Smitley, near Newtonville, Ohio. They lived in Muskingum and Licking counties until 1861, when they came to Perry. His occupation being that of a miller caused several removals, until 1847, he bought the farm on which he now resides. He has been successful as a miller, and still pursues this occupation. His sons are John William and Joel. His daughters are Sarah Louisa and Elizabeth Ann, both single. Inheriting no patrimony but honesty, industry, and a reasonable degree of health, Mr. Harlan and his wife have attained to circumstances of comparative independence, while much of the time he nursed his health, and qualified himself for his avocation of a first-class miller. A close student of passing events, he has gained a competence by the stern virtues of industry, economy, perseverance and temperance. HARSH, JACOB H., merchant, Rendville, Ohio; born June 25, 1844, in Franklin county, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Mary (Gantz) Harsh. Jacob Harsh was a native of Virginia, and Mary Gantz a native of Washington county, Pennsylvania, of German ancestry. Jacob H. was brought up on a farm until about twenty years of age, when he emigrated to Russellville, Kentucky, and clerked in a store about four years. From there he went to Owensboro, on the Ohio River, and engaged in the manufacture of brooms, in which employment he continued about three years. He then taught school one year, after which he returned to this State and located at Columbus. His first employment in that city was to clerk in a dry goods house, which he followed for five years. He came to Rendville, his present abode, in August, 1879. He was married September 30, 1879, to Miss Leanna, daughter of Thomas and Penelope (McFarland) Barren, of Owensboro, Kentucky. They are the parents of one child, Thomas Barren Harsh. HARTSOUGH, DANIEL F., minister of the gospel, Maxville, Ohio, was born April 10, 1826, in Fairfield county, Ohio; son of Daniel and Catharine (Fulcarth) Hartsough. He was brought up on a farm, and came to this township soon after his marriage, where he remained one and one-half years, and then went to Indiana and remained about thirteen years and six months in Huntington and Kosciusko counties. At the end of this time he again returned to this township, where he has since resided. His father was a German Baptist in religion, and he, at the age of twenty-one years, united with the same church, and at twenty-four years of age became deacon of the same, and at thirty years of age entered the ministry of that church, and at this time holds the second degree in that relation. He is now pastor on the Rush Creek District, and officiates at Bremen, Marion, and Durban Run. Rev. Hartsough was married March 8, 1849, to Susannah, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Fink) Henricks. They are the parents of six children, viz.: George, Isaac, Aaron, John, Elizabeth C. and Ira C. HARVEY, HUMPHREY, grocer and baker, Shawnee, Ohio, was born
in 1820, in county Cornwall, England; son of John and Thomasine (Cornish) Harvey. He came to America in 1850, and located in New York City, and worked in a bakery two years. He then went to Alleghany county, Maryland, and remained about twenty years. Mr. Harvey was married in 1850 to Miss Jane, daughter of Henry Bishop, of county Cornwall, England. They became the parents of one child, viz.: John. Mrs. Harvey died in 1856, and Mr. Harvey was again married in 1858 to Miss Lucinda Jane, daughter of Travis and Blanche (McCoy) Coppage, of Maryland. They are the parents of eight children, viz.: Thomasine Blanche, married to John Ritz, Lucinda Jane, William Alfred, George Travis, Henry James, Thomas Humphrey, Hattie May and Iva Grant. Mr. Harvey's is the oldest business house in Shawnee, and is succeeding well. HATFIELD, JOHN, miller, Monroe township, Corning, Ohio, was born February 17, 1820, in Pennsylvania; son of William and Mary Ann (Miller) Hatfield. Mr. Hatfield was brought up on a farm, and followed agricultural pursuits and running threshing machines for twenty-four years, until about twenty years ago, when he engaged in his present business of running a saw mill, which he is now about to change into a flouring mill. He also has managed threshing machines since he quit farming. Mr. Hatfield came to Ohio with his parents at an early day, who settled in Richland township, Muskingum county, and afterward moved to Indiana, where they lived about one year, when they returned to Fairfield county, Ohio, where they lived up to the time of their deaths. His father was a soldier in the War of 1812, serving two six months terms. His grandfather, Edward Hatfield, was married in England to Miss Mary Lee, and emigrated to America during the Revolutionary War; became a soldier for freedom and right; endured the hardships and cruelties of war, but was encouraged by a brave wife, who continued with him during the campaign, and where their first child, Edward, was born, and afterward they became the parents of William, father of the subject of this sketch, and Samuel. John Hatfield lived with his father until he was past twenty-two years of age, when he was married to Miss Alice C. Darnell, born January 13, 1822, in Culpepper county, Virginia, daughter of Jeremiah and Narcissa Frances (Coppage) Darnell. They are the parents of nine children, viz.: Harriet Ann, married to James Moore; Eliza Jane, married to Joseph Bougle; Narcissa Frances, married to John Eberts; Lewis, married to Elizabeth Irwin; J. M., married to Cynthia J. Post; Mary Alice, married to John W. Roberts; John Wesley, married to Frances Maxwell; Charles Calvert and Maggie E., at home. Mrs. Hatfield's parents came to Ohio when she was a small girl, where they lived up to the time of their deaths. Mr. Darnell died in Morgan county, and Mrs. Darnell in Licking county, each living to a good, ripe age. HAYS, GEORGE L., post office clerk. New Lexington, Ohio, was born December 14, 1840, in Jackson township; son of John and Zelda (Rinehart) Hays. Young Hays was brought up on a farm, where he remained until 1867, when he came to this place and established a provision grocery, which he conducted till 1872, after which he clerked in a store and taught school until 1877, when he took his present position.
Mr. Hays was married January 19, 1864, to Miss Barbara E., daughter of Isaac and Susan Baily. They are the parents of three children, viz.: Susanna E., George Franklin and Isaac Arthur (twins). HAZELTON, HENRY, farmer. Saltlick township, Shawnee, Ohio; was born in this township; son of John and Jane (Traverse) Hazelton. Mr. Hazelton was brought up a farmer, and has made farming the business of his life. Having all his life been a citizen of Saltlick township, he is now the second oldest citizen in it. Was married May 20, 1860, to Lois Amanda, daughter of Joseph and Susan (Raymer) Woodruff, of Orange county, New York. They are the parents of three children, viz.: Ulysses S. Grant, John M. and Mary Jane, who are living, and one that died in infancy. Mr. Hazelton's father came from Pennsylvania to Ohio at an early day, and settled on Congress land at $1.25 per acre; the same land is now considered worth $100 per acre, and some in the neighborhood has sold as high as $300 per acre. The land here, as farming land, yields about forty bushels of corn per acre; wheat, about twenty bushels per acre. By good management Mr. Hazelton raises fifty bushels of corn per acre, and twenty-five bushels of wheat per acre. He now owns one hundred and sixty acres in Pike township, and four hundred and ninety acres in this township. That in Pike township, and eighty acres in this township, are optioned as mineral land. He enlisted in September of 1861, in Company H, Sixty-second Regiment, O. V. I., as Second Lieutenant for three years, or during the war, but was discharged in May, 1864, by reason of disabillity, caused by a wound received at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in the attempt to carry the fort. Upon that charge the regiment lost three hundred and fifty men, killed and wounded, and every officer but one was killed or wounded. The Brigade Commander was also killed. Mr. Hazelton enlisted in the service as Second Lieutenant, and was discharged as First Lieutenant. His wound has made him a permanant cripple. HAZELTON, JAMES P., teacher, Straitsville, Ohio; born in Saltlick, township. Perry county, Ohio, May 7, 1860; son of Harrison and Louvina (Marlow) Hazelton; brought up on his father's farm, and attended school at Straitsville, and began teaching at the age of twenty years, in the grammar department of the Straitsville Public Schools. United with the Baptist Church at Old Straitsville, at the age of fifteen years, and at the early age of seventeen years became superintendent of the Baptist Sabbath school at that place, in which honored position he remained for three years. At eighteen years of age he was chosen clerk of the Baptist Church and has continued to perform the duties of that office ever since. Mr. Hazelton is a young man whose future is bright. In the spring of 1882 he entered the Penmanship Department of the Ohio Wesleyan Universary, at Delaware, Ohio, and graduated in plain and ornamental penmanship at the Art Hall, under the instruction of Prof. G. W. Michael. HECK, A. R., born March 7, 1815, on the farm where he now lives, near Somerset, Ohio; a successful and prosperous farmer. His father was Judge John Heck, born in 1790, who came with his father,Frederick Heck, from. Franklin county, Pennsylvania, to Ohio in 1796, and to Perry county in 1802. Frederick's sons were Judge John, of Perry
county, and George Heck, of Seneca county, Ohio; his daughters were Susan, wife of Jacob Pence; Margeret, wife of Peter Middaugh; Elizabeth, wife of William McCormick; Katharine, wife of Isaac Pence; and Maria, single. Frederick Heck, on his arrival in Perry, purchased the splendid tract of three hundred and twenty acres where his descendants yet reside. The father of A. R. Heck was married in 1811, to Peggy Sanderson, sister of the late venerable General George Anderson, of Lancaster, Ohio. Their sons were George and Alexander R; their daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Brehm, and Huldah, wife of Hiram Dennison. George resided and died in Iowa, and of two sons, one fell in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Alexander R. Heck was united in marriage, June 25, 1833, to Rachel Linville, daughter of Solomon, who was the brother of Joseph and Benjamin Linville, of Fairfield county, Ohio. They had six daughters: Margaret, wife of Isaac Brookhart, who has two daughters; Elizabeth, wife of George L. Brehm,who has one son and one daughter, Katharine, wife of Raymond J. Dittoe, who has one son and one daughter; Susan, wife of Clinton S. Dorris, who has one son, and Hannah, wife of Hayden Arnold, died 1881. Alexander A. Heck, is a church member, conservative independent in politics, a good, if not a superior specimen of American citizenship,and the last of his name now living in the county. His taxes in 1881, were $140. HENRY, FRANKLIN L., farmer, Ferrara, Perry county, Ohio; was born August 5, 1849, in Monroe township, Perry county, Ohio; son of Cyrus and Abigail (Dye) Henry. Cyrus Henry was born in Carroll county, Ohio, and came to Monroe township with his father, John Henry, who entered a farm in the township about the year 1837. Abigail Dye was brought up near Clay's Monument, about five miles east of Wheeling, West Virginia. Franklin L. Henry was brought up on a farm. Began teaching school in 1869; taught first in the Dougan school Monroe township; taught, in all, about six terms. He received a preparatory education at the Lebanon Academy. He entered the Ohio University at Athens, in the fall of 1871, and was graduated in the spring of 1876. In 1879 he formed one of a surveying party, under the supervision of Major J. W. Free and E. N. Maxwell. They first visited Fort Griffin and Fort Worth, Texas. On his return to the frontier he was taken with typhoid fever, compelling him to abandon the enterprise and return to Albany, Texas, where he lay fourteen weeks, a part of the time at the very point of death. When he became convalescent he returned to his native home, where he has remained up to the present time. HENRICKS, DANIEL, farmer, Maxville, Ohio; was born in Monday Creek township, November 2, 1832;son of George and Elizabeth (Fink) Henricks. He was brought up on a farm; in 1851 he was elected township clerk; in 1856 he moved to Lyon county, Kansas, where he lived fourteen years, and served as Justice of the Peace seven years, resigning the office when he left there. In 1870 he moved to the Indian Territory, where he remained three years; in 1873 he moved to Texas, stopping in the northern part, where he resided four years, and returned to Monday Creek township in 1877, and located on his present farm. Mr. Henricks was married the first time February 15, 1851, to Nancy
daughter of James P. and Austis (Sherwood) Black, who died February 28, 1875. They became the parents of three children, viz.: John W., Elizabeth J. and James C. .He was married the second time April 10, 1879, to Annie, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Huston) Hardy. Mr. Henricks' grandfather, John Henricks, was a native of Germany, and emigrated to America shortly after the Revolutionary War, and settled in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, but in 1809, moved with his son, George, to Ohio and settled in Perry county, where he built the first grist mill on Jonathan's Creek. Mr. Henricks' father, George Henricks, moved into Monday Creek township in 1826. HEPPELL, JAMES W., engineer, Shawnee, Ohio; was born November 30, 1844, in Northumberland, England; son of James and Hannah (Brodee) Heppell; was brought up in the country, and worked in a coal mine up to 1863, beginning at the age of nine years; was engaged as fireman on the railroad for nine years, and then on a ship for one year as engineer, running from England to France. He came to America in 1873, landing in New York, and has been employed at the following business since his arrival: At Dennison, Summit county, Ohio, one year; Shawnee, Ohio, as a miner nine months; on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, fireing engine fifteen months; as engineer at the XX furnace, where he has remained up to this time. Mr. Heppell was married July 7, 1864., to Miss Barbra, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Miller) Campbell; they are the parents of six children living, viz.: Elizabeth, Christena, George, Barbra, Fannie and Mary, and six dead, viz.: George, James, Hannah, Walter, Thomas and Edward. Mr. Heppell has passed some narrow escapes of his life; at one time he was forty-eight hours bound in a coal mine, in England, whose shaft was one thousand and seven hundred feet deep. This shaft was sunk in 1799, and is still running coal. It is the mine in which Stevenson first proved his elevator engine to be a success, by which he amassed a fortune. HIGGINS, JAMES, was born in 1816, in Pennsylvania; son of Arthur and Mary (Brown) Higgins; he was brought up on a farm, and followed farming all his life, and was very successful. He came to Ohio at the age of fourteen years, with his father, who settled upon the farm now owned by the family of the subject of this sketch. Mr. Higgins was married June 8, 1847, to Miss Ellen McMenomy, born November 1, 1822, in the northern part of Ireland, daughter of Roger and Marjory (McGinley) McMenomy. They became the parents of eight children, viz.: Arthur, John, James, Mary (deceased), Elizabeth, Francis, Stephen and Thomas, deceased. Mr. Higgins departed this life May 13, 1874. His wife, who still survives him, was brought to America when a child, whose parents settled in New York State; at the age of ten years her uncle, Judge McGinley, brought her to Ohio, where she has since resided. HILL, ROBERT, farmer, born in 1843, in Thorn township, Perry county, Ohio; post office, Rushville. In 1867 he was married to Miss Levina Lehman, a daughter of Christian Lehman, whose wife was the daughter of Frederick Siple of Fairfield county, Ohio. The father of Robert, was James Hill, deceased, in Perry county, Ohio: and his grand- father was Robert Hill, deceased, in Virginia. His mother's maiden
name was Margaret Tailor, and that of his grandmother was Sarah White, a native of Maryland, and deceased near Thornville. The children of Robert and Levina Hill are: George. John Richard. Martha, Rezella, Ann. Robert served his country in Company L, Fourth U. S. Artillery, six years in the regular army; was discharged in March. and married in May, 1867. His first lieutenant was a son of Henry Ward Beecher. This eminent divine was visiting his son and saw a soldier shot down by the rebels while carrying sugar suspended from one end of a stick and coffee at the other, the stick being swung over his neck. The sight of this event, and the carelessness of the soldiery which seemed to border on indifference, made a deep impression on the manner and conversation of their distinguished visitor. Mr. Hill's wife is a descendent of that Rev. Adam Lehman, whose name is connected with the first United Brethren Conference ever held in America: a name that will live in history while letters preserve its records. Her grandfather. Jacob Adam Lehman, was also a preacher in the same church. HILLERY, MARSHALL, was born in Virginia, March 2d, 1827. emigrated with his parents to Ohio in 1830, and located on a farm near Lancaster, Ohio. .After remaining a few years in Fairfield county, he removed with his parents to Monday Creek township, where he has resided ever since. His father. Elijah Hillery, was a native of Virginia. He served in the War of 1812, and was a great friend of the Union cause during the late troubles. He died October 9th, 1873. Marshall Hillery is a farmer by occupation; although not largely engaged in farming, yet he maintains his position as one of the progressive farmers of the community. He was married to Sarah Martin, October 30th, 1850. She was born August 18, 1827. She is the daughter of Ellison Martin, of Logan, Hocking county. Mr. Martin was a prominent man in his party and society; holding, at the time of his death, the offices of County Auditor, Justice of the Peace and Postmaster. He died November 3, 1839. Marshall and Sarah Hillery are the parents of five children. The first, a son, died in his infancy: Elizabeth J.. born September 20, 1854, died April 12, 1856; John M., born September 30, 1857; Charles E., born July 16, 1861; Laura May, born July 2, 1865, died February 25, 1870. John M., a teacher by profession, is engaged in teaching in the county of which he is a resident. Charles E. is a clerk in a dry goods establishment. HILLIS, EDWARD, farmer, Pike township, New Lexington, Ohio; was born May 31, 1833, in Jackson township, this county; son of Elijah and Elizabeth (Freshour) Hillis. Mr. Hillis was raised a farmer, and has followed agricultural pursuits up to the present time. Mr. Hillis remained at home until the date of his marriage, October 26, 1852, to Miss Ellis Ferguson, born in December, 1837, daughter of Patrick and Margaret (McCabe) Ferguson. They are the parents of six children, viz.: Richard, John, deceased: Mary, married to Clestin Mattingly: George, Edward and Charles. Mr. Hillis' father came to Ohio at an early day, and after some time he entered eighty acres of land near what is now known as North Ferrara, but soon after he was killed at a house raising about one mile south of where the Moxahala furnace now stands, on the Vanwey farm, leaving a wife and ten children.
After her husband's death, Mrs. Hillis still remained upon the farm, and her sons cleared it up and farmed it. Mrs. Hillis was again married in two or three years, to John Haughran, who lived with the Hillis family until the time of his death, which occurred in December, 1847, at which time Edward, the subject of this sketch, took charge of the farm. Haughran, after his marriage to Mrs. Hillis, bought the eighty acres she lived upon, and also purchased eighty acres that Mr. Hillis now lives upon: and upon the occasion of his death, the property went into an administrator's hands, when Mrs. Haughran bought the eighty acres she lived upon at the time of her last marriage, which her two sons, Edward and Thomas, assisted her in paying for, but was afterward allowed the amount of their assistance in the purchase in partnership of this same eighty acres of land. She also bought eighty-three acres at the same time, which she sold to her two sons, James and Washington. Two years after the partnership purchase by Edward and Thomas, Edward bought the share belonging to Thomas. At the administrator's sale, David, her oldest son, bought the eighty acres entered by Mr. Hillis, with whom she made her home until she died. James bought out Washington; and Edward, after the death of James, bought out his heirs in 1879; and upon the death of his brother, David, who was killed at a railroad bridge raising, on the O. C. R. R., bought out his heirs also; and owns a house and three lots in the Third ward, Zanesville. O. He acted as administrator for his brother David's estate. He also purchased in the spring of 1882, seventy acres of the John Riley farm. All of the original Hillis family were natural mechanics. Edward does all of his own work, such as blacksmithing, wagon making, carpentering, etc. In connection with his other work, he ran a threshing machine fifteen years. His health has been remarkably good, as there has never been a physician called to see him yet. When he was a boy, deer were so plenty that they had to guard the wheat field, having seen as many as twenty-five or thirty in one herd. HITCHCOCK, COLONEL N. F., was born December 29, 1832, in Perry county, which has since been his home; boyhood was spent on farm; at the age of eighteen he commenced teaching; followed it ten years, then organized a company of militia and went to the army as Captain; was promoted to rank of Lieutenant Colonel; served three years; was in the following battles: Richmond, Perryville, Stone River. Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Resaca, Rome, Jonesborough, Atlanta, Nashville, Franklin. Was married March 6th, 1854, to Miss Gemia, daughter of John F. and Rosanna (Kelly) Angle; are the parents of nine children. living, viz.: John H., Mary, Rosanna, James H., S. Clinton, E. Ross, Harvey F., Alice J., Lyda U.. Mr. Hitchcock's parents are of English and Irish descent; has two brothers who were in the army, one being Captain. Mr. Hitchcock's grandfather on his father's side, Isaac H., was one of the first pioneers. HITE. C. E., M. D., was born 1845, in Lancaster, Ohio; is the only son of Jacob Hite, an old and highly respected citizen of Lancaster, and a grandson of John Hite, a Baptist minister of the old school. Dr. Hite's mother was Margaret Guseman. His sisters are Miss Mary and Miss Ella Hite of Lancaster. He was educated in the excellent free schools of his native city; read medicine in the office and under the
tuition of Dr. G. W. Boerstler, long celebrated as the foremost in his profession in Lancaster; graduated in Cleveland Medical College in 1868; located in Rushville, where he became acquainted with and married Miss Sue Lewis, daughter of the late venerable W. B. Lewis, of that village. In 1871 he changed his location to Thornville, and a few months later became a partner of the late Dr. Allen Whitmer, who then, and to the day of his death in 1881, enjoyed a very lucrative practice. By the death of this faithful physician and very excellent citizen. Dr. C. E. Hite succeeded to the very large practice theretofore enjoyed by the firm of Hite & Whitmer. He has been Master of Lodge 521, F and A.M., since its organization in 1879; a member of the I. O. O. F., and in all respects a useful citizen, an ardent Democrat, and a thrifty man of affairs. He has two sons---Charles, the eldest, and Harry, now three years of age. Jacob Hite, his father, has been in business for nearly a half century as a merchant tailor in Lancaster, and such is the general confidence in his integrity and capacity that he has served as executor, without bond, at the request of the testator. HOLMES, CAPT. JAMES M., former cashier of the Perry County Bank, New Lexington. Ohio; was born June 15, 1837, in Liberty township, Fairfield county, Ohio; son of Eli and Catharine (Brown) Holmes. James M. was brought up on the farm, where he remained until twenty- six years of age, when he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Regiment O. V. I., and served about one year. When he came out of the service he engaged in the grocery business at Terre Haute, Indiana, and remained about one year, after which he came to Zanesville, Ohio, and engaged in the coal business, which he followed until 1873, when he came to this place and engaged in the Perry County Bank as book-keeper, and was elected cashier in 1878. February 22, 1881, he was elected Captain of Company A, Seventeenth Regiment O. N. G., having previously held the office of Lieutenant of the company. He commanded the squad of the company which suppressed the miners' riot at Corning in 1880. Captain Holmes was married November 9, 1862, to Miss Frances, daughter of James and Fannie (Stolts) Turner. They became the parents of three children, viz.: Hattie A., Fannie K., and Mary E. Mr. Holmes is now a clerk in the Pension Department at Washington City. HOUSEHOLDER, ADAM, was born in Reading township, in 1816; is a farmer by occupation, his postoffice being Avlon, on the county line. His father was Adam Householder, Sr., and his mother was Christina Siniff, who came to Ohio, in 1802, on horseback, carrying her eldest son, Philip, while her husband accompanied her on foot, carrying his trusty rifle, until they reached her father's (Philip Siniff) house, where the Wagner farm now is. The brothers of Adam Householder, Jr., were, Philip, John, Andrew, George, and Levi; and his sisters were, Polly, wife of Levi Hodge; Betsy, wife of John Griggs; Margaret Ann, wife of John Hiles; Christina, wife of George Griggs, and Nancy, wife of John M. Johnson. Adam Householder, Jr., first married Miss Margaret Lehman, daughter of Warner Lehman. The only son living by this marriage is Thomas Lehman, whose occupation is that of a farmer, and whose postoffice is Avlon, Ohio. His second marriage was to Elizabeth, daughter of John Lehman, about the year 1847. The
sons of this marriage are, Lewis, Balser, and D. F.; all married, and postoffice, Avlon, Ohio, and all living near the paternal homestead in homes of their own. The daughters were, Margaret Ann, wife of Abanus Purvis; Caroline, wife of Earney Purvis: Emma, wife of Turner Elder, and Levina, yet at home. The Householders were of Dutch Reform parentage, but are now generally of the Brethren Church and of the Republican faith. Adam Householder, Jr., starting in life, as a married man where he was born and reared, about the year 1840, depending alone upon his industry and good health for success, and rearing to manhood and to womanhood four sons and four daughters, that rank in society with honorable names and encouraging portions, illustrate the benignity of American institutions, and the thrift, as well as respectability, of the Householder name in the county of its adoption and its birth. HOWDYSHELL, MICHAEL, farmer, Monday Creek township, P. O., Webb Summit, O.; born May 4, 1810, in Rockingham county, Virginia, son of Jacob and Mary (Miller) Howdyshell. He was brought up a farmer, and has made that the business of his life. In 1814 his father came to Ohio and located in Fairfield county, remaining about two years, when he moved to Hocking county, Ohio, and from there he went to Indiana, where both he and his wife died---Jacob at eighty-five years of age and Mary at ninety-five years of age. Michael came to this township about 1842, and located upon and entered the farm where he now lives. At the time of his coming that part of the county was a wilderness, and he cleared up his own land. When his father lived in Hocking county, Logan was unknown, there being but one log cabin at that place, occupied by a man by the name of Rhodes. They packed their wheat to Lancaster on horseback, and had to go to Zanesville for salt, which cost one dollar per bushel, and it required about four days to make the trip. When a boy, Michael used to accompany his father, who made hunting his special business. At one time his father killed three bears without moving from his position. Wild turkeys were plentiful; deer and wild animals were a daily sight. Michael's early school days were spent in a log cabin schoolhouse with puncheon floor, a split log for a seat, greased paper for window lights, clapboard door, and a split stick chimney that would take in a backlog nine feet long. He is one of a family of twelve children, seven of whom were boys. As a citizen, he has had but one lawsuit, and that before a Justice of the Peace. He was married, in 1831. His wife, Sarah, came with her parents to Ohio from Virginia. Mrs. Howdyshell died May 14, 1877. They became the parents of seven children, viz.: Silas, Delilah, Frances, William H., died at nine years of age; Samuel S., Catharine, and Jerome, who died at the age of thirty years. HOWDYSHELL, ISAAC, farmer, Monday Creek township. P.O., Maxville, O.; born January 13, 1845, in this township, son of Samuel and Sylvy (Geiger) Howdyshell; was brought up on a farm and attended common school in the winter season. At the age of twenty-five years he attended school in Logan, Ohio, and the following year began teaching, and continued that business for eleven years, teaching most of this time in Hocking county, Ohio, and five successive terms in one district in Green township. He began life with no assistance, and now owns
one hundred and sixty acres of well improved land where he now lives. He was married April 30, 1874, to Miss Nancy, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Blosser) Hufford. To them were born three children, viz.: Mary E., Zelda J., and Sarah Amanda. Samuel Howdyshell, father of Isaac was born in 1816, in Virginia. He was brought by his parents to Ohio when a boy and at about the age of twenty years, he went to Hocking county, Ohio, where he married Sylvy Geiger, who was born in 1824. They moved to Perry county shortly before the birth of Isaac, their son. Unto them were born eleven children, viz.: Noah, David, Isaac, James A.,deceased; Samuel, deceased; Phoebe, Philip, Henson, Sarah, Jacob, and Albert, deceased. HOWERTH, J. W., farmer, Pleasant township; post office, Moxahala; born in Belmont county in 1843; son of Samuel and Sarah (Bolton) Howerth, and is of English descent. Mr. Howerth's parents emigrated to the United States about 1837. The subject of this sketch moved to Harrison county in 1857, and remained there until he came to this township, in 1871, and located on the farm where he now resides. In 1864 he married Miss N. Herriman, of Harrison county. They became the parents of three children: Etty M., Lydia E., and Effie C. In 1872 he married Rebecca Speer; her mother was born in Pennsylvania, and her father was of Irish extraction. They are the parents of three children: Dasie A., Sarah F., and William B. Miss Lorena D. Randals, Mrs. Howerth's daughter by her first husband, makes her home with the family. HOY, CHARLES, attorney at law, New Lexington, Ohio; was born March 4., 1829, in Wayne, now Ashland, County, Ohio, son of Charles and Mary (daughter of Adam Poe) Hoy. Charles was brought up on the farm, and began teaching school when seventeen years of age, and taught about five years. He was educated at Ashland and Wooster Academies and Western Reserve College; began reading law in 1849, and was admitted to the bar at Mansfield, Ohio, in 1853; began the practice of his profession, in 1854, at Coshocton, Ohio. In 1857 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Coshocton county, and re-elected in 1859. Attorney Hoy was married, in 1855, to Miss Mary Jane, daughter of General Joseph and Rebecca (Lewis) Burns, of Coshocton, Ohio. He came to his present location in September, 1877. HUFFORD, DANIEL, farmer, Monday Creek township, P. O., Maxville, O.; born May 28, 1831, on the farm now owned by his brother, John H., son of Daniel and Nancy (Welty) Hufford. He was brought up on a farm, and has given his attention to agricultural pursuits to this time. During his boyhood days he attended school a few months in the year. He has served as township trustee five terms, four of which were in succession, during the war. He was one of the Ohio National Guards, who were called out during the war. Mr. Hufford was married March 4, 1852, to Elizabeth, daughter of John I. and Hannah (Hufford) Blosser, of Hocking county, Ohio. They are the parents of six children, viz.: Nancy, married, April 30, 1874, to Isaac Howdyshell; John W., a school teacher, was married, October 14, 1878, to Jane Vanatta, of Jackson township; Hannah J., married to J.W. Davis in 1875; Mary M., Alice A., died at the age of fifteen months, and Judson S. Mr. Hufford owns one hundred and fifty acres of well improved land where he lives.
HUFFORD, JOHN H., farmer. Monday Creek township, post office Maxville, Ohio; was born October 12, 1833, in this township; son of Daniel and Nancy (Welty) Hufford. John H. was brought up on a farm, and while at home has made agricultural pursuits the business of his life. August 15, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fourteenth Regiment, of which he was chosen Second Lieutenant, and served in the Tennessee Army under Sherman and Grant. Was engaged in the battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Thompson's Hill, Magnolia Hills, Champion Hill, Black River, Siege of Vicksburg, and was in two charges after he went to New Orleans, and thence to Texas under General Banks. Was discharged on the Mississippi river, above Vicksburg, July 4, 1864. While in the service he was promoted to First Lieutenant. Before going into the army he served three successive years as township assessor, and one since he returned. Was land appraiser in 1870. He was married the first time in January, 1853, to Elizabeth A., daughter of Peter and Margaret (Pulse) Beery, to whom were born two children, viz.: Margaret A. and Emanuel. Mrs. Hufford died March 23, 1836. Was married the second time October 9, 1866, to Mary E. Kishler, widow of Daniel Kishler. They are the parents of two children, viz.: Dora Lorena and Nellie Blanche. Mr. Hufford owns one hundred and twenty acres of land where he lives, improved and well stocked. Daniel Hufford, father of John H., was born January 11, 1795, in Rockingham county, Virginia, and is of German parentage, and was brought to Fairfield county, Ohio, about 1797, where he was raised a farmer. Nancy Welty, who became John H. Hufford's mother, was born November 27, 1797, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and was brought to Fairfield county by her parents. After the marriage of Mr. Hufford to Miss Welty, they moved to and located in this township on the farm now owned by John H., and was one of the pioneers of this vicinity, and knew all the incidents of a pioneer life. HULL, DAVID W., farmer, Pike township, post office New Lexington, Ohio; born February 15, 1824, upon the farm where he now lives; son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Goodin) Hull. Mr. Hull's father came from Pennsylvania to Perry county, Ohio, and took up Congress land, the same that is now the farm of David W., where he lived until his death in 1858. Mr. Hull, the subject of this sketch, was raised a farmer, and has followed agricultural pursuits up to this date. He was married August 21, 1849, to Eliza N., daughter of Arthur and Nancy (Rinehart) Ankrom. They are the parents of five children, viz.: Arthur D., Emma M., William H., Nannie E. and Anna Belle, all living, and two of whom are married, viz.: Arthur D. and Emma M. Mr. Hull is one of the most prosperous farmers in this township, and now lives in a fine frame farm house, which has supplanted both the log cabin of yore, and the hewed log house of his boyhood days, and is one of the few who enjoy the farm of their nativity and the homestead. HULL, JOHN S., farmer and stock raiser, Clayton township, post office Somerset, Perry county; born in this county in 1825; son of John and Rachel (Sayer) Hull. The former died in 1867, the latter in 1854. The former was a native of Pennsylvania, the latter of New
Jersey. He is a grandson of Benjamin and Hannah Hull, and of Revel and Hope Sayers. Married in 1847 to Miss Anna C., daughter of Philip and Margaret (Chilcote) Miller. They are the parents of four children, viz.: Harriet E., Rachel E., deceased, James A. and William A. HULL, DAVID, farmer and wool grower, post office Rehoboth; born in Perry county in 1826; son of Samuel and Mary (Goodin) Hull, grandson of Daniel and Rebecca (Malont) Hull. Married in 1851 to Miss Sarah A., daughter of Reason and Julia A. (Thrall) Hammond. They are the parents of two children, viz.: Mary E., who is married to Austin Dells, of this county, and Alvah. Mr. Hull was drafted in the late war, but furnished a substitute. HUMBERGER ADAM, son of Peter and Mary Humberger, was born in Thorn township, Perry county, Ohio, in 1806. He worked on his father's farm a few years, after becoming old enough; but evincing a genius and desire for mechanical pursuits, he was apprenticed to an uncle to learn the trade of a gunsmith. After completing his apprenticeship, he was united in marriage with a Miss Terrell, and soon afterward moved to Somerset, where he established a shop and carried on business successfully for many years. He had but a limited education--- such as the schools of the day afforded-but he was a great reader and student all his life. When some of his children were old enough to go to school and study Comstock's Philosophy, he also became a very close student of the book. When he came upon the statement that Comstock then made and taught---that a ball shot from a gun directly upward would return to the earth with the same force and velocity that it left the gun---he declared that " all nonsense; for," said he, "the resistance of the air against the ball, both ascending and descending, must be taken into account, and that would make it an impossibility for the ball to return with the same force it leaves the gun." Satisfied himself, he at once proceeded to make a practical experiment, to convince Prof. Nourse and others that Comstock's book was teaching erroneous doctrine. He carefully weighed his powder and balls, then loaded his gun and placed the muzzle thereof against a board of a certain thickness. He then built a shed, covered with boards of the same character and thickness, set a gun upright in the center thereof, and sprung the trigger by means of a pulley and string, held by him in an adjacent building. The result was that, while the ball, shot from the gun, went through one board, and part of the way through another, the ball shot directly upward and returning, only buried itself about half in the board upon which it fell. Prof. Nourse was convinced, and wrote to the publishers of the philosophy referred to. The book was changed in this respect, and whoever will take the pains to examine a Comstock's Philosophy, published thirty years ago, will see that it contains and teaches the error which the practical experiment herein related disproved. Mr. Humberger also invented and manufactured three revolvers, several years prior to Colt's invention and patent. One of these revolvers was fired on a general muster day, at Somerset, in the presence of hundreds of people, years before Colt's revolvers were heard of. The three revolvers made by Humberger were hunted up, taken to the East, and used in law suits growing out of the right to
manufacture revolvers. He also visited New York, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut, as a witness in some celebrated law suits pertaining to the same subject. Mr. Humberger also invented, and took out three patents, upon a corn harvester, upon which he worked and studied much during his later years. His harvester was tried, and worked with some degree of success, but he would never engage in selling the patent right, for the reason that the machine was not perfected, and not what he designed it to be. He was still thinking and working about his harvester when his health began to decline, and his labors were done. Mr. Humberger died in May, 1863, at the residence of a daughter in New Lexington. He has three daughters---Melinda, married to Samuel Boyer, living at Pleasant Hill, Missouri; Matilda, married to Jackson Parrott, and lives in Cass county, Missouri: Mary A., married to E. S. Colborn, and lives at New Lexington, Ohio. HUMBERGER, HENRY, farmer, post office Thornville. He was born December 26, 1842, in section 26, Thorn township, Perry county, Ohio, where he still resides. His father was John Humberger, born in section 35, Thorn township, February 22, 1803, the same year Louisiana was purchased from France by Thomas Jefferson. October 9, 1828, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Basore, who was born February 24, 1809, whose father was Frederick Basore, who settled south from Rushville, in Richland township, Fairfield county, in 1803. Her mother's maiden name was Mary E. Keister, and her parents were of the Reform Presbyterian belief. Her father died at the age of sixty-five, her mother in her eightieth year, near New Reading, Perry county. The grandfather of Henry was Peter Humberger, who must have landed in Perry county in 1802, where his brothers John and Henry also came, and settled on section 35, where they found John King. The children of this Peter Humberger were, beside two who died young---Katharine, the wife of Philip King; Peter, deceased in Thorn township; Margaret, wife of John Louis; Hannah; and Adam, who lived as a gunsmith in Somerset, is said to be the true inventor of the first revolving pistol; died in New Lexington, buried in Somerset, and was the first Universalist who had a M. E. minister promise to preach his funeral, and tell the congregation he died in the faith, as he had lived in it, that all mankind would be ultimately happy in the land beyond the grave. In addition there was Adam's brother Benjamin, who died in Sandusky county, Ohio; David, who moved to Whitley county, Indiana, and died there; Henry, who died in the same county; Mary, wife of Jacob Civits, post office Columbia City, Whitley county, Indiana. The children of John and Mary Ann Humberger were David, the husband of Eliza Ann Karr, Columbia City, Indiana; Frederick, husband of Elizabeth Hetrick, same post office; Mary Ann, wife of Simon Long, deceased, post office Tiffin, Ohio; Peter, who was three times married, and died, leaving sons and daughters in Pike county, Indiana; Elizabeth Rankin, whose post office is Thornville; Margaret, deceased wife of Bernard Mechling, of Hopewell: Rev. John. husband of Mary Coolman, of Somerset, post office Petersburg, Mahoning county, Ohio; George W., husband of Emma Hudgel, Plymouth. Jefferson county, Nebraska;
Benjamin F., husband of Elenora Karr, post office Thornville; and Henry, the youngest, except the last two named, who was married on the 14th of April, 1867, to Miss Eliza Ann, daughter of Daniel Snyder, of Thorn township. They have two living children---Miss Mary and Elva May. Henry Humberger, their father, is the proprietor of the ancient homestead, around which the precious memories of the family cling as a vine to the ancient oak. He joined the One Hundred and Fifty-second Indiana Regiment in 1865, and having served to the end of the war, was honorably discharged at Indianapolis. After the death of his father in 1846, his mother, yet living, at the age of seventy-four, had her maintenance in the homestead, which went into Henry's name in 1867, subject to her rights. The family mansion is a spacious two-story brick; the farm is just a round one hundred acres: the spring, like the location, ranks among the foremost in the county, and, to Henry, it is matchless in beauty and contentment. HUNT, HIXSON, carriage manufacturer, New Lexington, Ohio; born May 24, 1819, in Sussex county, New Jersey; son of John and Jemima (Hixson) Hunt; his grandfather Hunt came from England. Hixson was brought up on the farm until the age of fourteen, when he went to his trade and served seven years. In 1840 he came to this place, where he has followed his trade to the present time. Mr. Hunt was married December 23, 1842, to Miss Ann Eliza, daughter of William and Mary (Eagle) Pruner, of Wythe county, Virginia. They are the parents of eight children, viz.: Mary, deceased; Almeda, deceased; William Austin, deceased; Ann Eliza, deceased; Catharine, married to W. C. Hickman; Almira, married to John E. Parker; John H., married to Clara M. West, and Charles W. Mr. Hunt is one of the best mechanics in the county. HUSTON, ANDREW, farmer, Monday Creek township, post office New Straitsville, Ohio; born August 16, 1805, in Erie county, Pennsylvania; son of Christopher and Elizabeth (Work) Huston. He came to Fairfield county, Ohio, with his father, in 1806; spent his boyhood days on a farm; came to Monday Creek township in the spring of 1836, where he has lived, except a short time, ever since. Was married to Anna E., daughter of Alexander and Margaret (Love) Buchanan, of Fairfield county. They became the parents of one child, John. Mrs. (Buchanan) Huston died some time after. He was married the second time to Elizabeth Hardy, to whom was born one child. Was married the third time to Margaret Gosser, by whom he had one daughter, Elizabeth C. Mr. Huston took charge of the post office at Old Straitsville, under President Fillmore's Administration, for nearly seven years. He was elected justice of the peace in Saltlick township in 1859, and re-elected in 1862, and served six years. HUSTON, JOHN W., farmer, Madison township, post office. Mount Perry. He was born September 27, 1829. in Madison township, and is a son of Edward and Jane Huston. His father was born in Ireland, and came to this township in 1812. Mr. H. has always followed farming, and now owns an excellent farm. He enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Sixtieth Regiment, serving four months as Lieutenant in that company. He was married March 30, 1852, to Eliza McBride,
daughter of Andrew and Mary McBride. They are the parents of seven children, Edward G.. Mary M., (deceased), Andrew J., Malanthon F., Hannah J., Anna R., and Leslie A. HUSTON, R. W., proprietor provision grocery, corner of Main and Brown streets. New Lexington, Ohio. He carries a large stock of groceries, queensware and glassware; also oysters and ice cream in season. He has a full share of the trade in his line. HUSTON, JAMES A., druggist. New Lexington, Ohio. HYNUS, HENRY, born May 20, 1834, in Cambria county, Pennsylvania; post office, Somerset, Ohio. His father was Myrod Hynus, and his mother's maiden name was Mary Ann Swope. He had one brother. Joseph, who died belonging to the Regular Army, and who left a widow and one daughter in Newark, Ohio, from whence he enlisted. Henry's father died in Newark in 1877, at the age of eighty-two. His mother died at the age of fifty-six, and is buried in the Catholic cemetery in Somerset. His sisters were Martha, wife of Martin Kureth; Rachel, wife of Henry Flowers; Maria, wife of Ellis Bader, all of Newark, Ohio; and Mary Ann, wife of Jacob Petry, supposed residence in California. After his marriage to Miss Rebecca Barker, daughter of John Barker, an old settler of Perry, and sister of Rev. David Barker, an Old School Baptist minister, who deceased at Pleasantville in 1882, they emigrated to Crawford county, Illinois, came back to Perry county in six months, and three years later, in 1867, again moved west to Adams county, Iowa, and from here he again returned to Perry county, where he has since resided, in prosperous circumstances. These journeys were performed in a wagon, and that to Iowa required thirty-two days going, and the same returning. Mr. Hynus exhibits "Old Nance," a mare twenty-two years old, which has performed all these journeys, and which animal, if she had kept a strict book account against her master at twenty-five cents per day for her work, and a fair allowance for her colts, would have him in debt over $4,000. Mr. Hynus is an enterprising gardener, and has proved that onions as large as tea cups can be raised from the seed in one year. During 1881, he experimented with forty-eight kinds of potatoes and forty of corn. He took the first premium at the Ohio State Fair in 1881, on best amber and red wheat, and bushel of meal, and yellow corn; also first on best display of cereals, and best new varieties of potatoes, the Belle, and best on other varieties, Mammoth and Pearl. Also a premium on the ten best kinds of potatoes, with many second premiums on other articles. His presence at the State Fair has elevated Perry to a high rank in premium winning. He is equally up in hogs and horses, and is called far and near as a doctor of the last-named animals. His sons are Jefferson J., Vincent, a teacher; Isaac Y., Arthur and John H. Hynus. His daughters are Miss Mary E., Nancy Jane, and Clara E. Hynus.