McBRIDE, WILLIAM J., Rendville, Ohio; was born October 17,
1850, in Rochester, New York. When an infant, his parents moved to
Ontario, Canada, where he was brought up on a farm, and in his father's
store. Whilst a youth, he worked two years at cabinet and carpenter
work. He then attended a school of design eighteen months, after
which he determined to be a railroader, and became railroad engineer
in two years after going on the road. In 1878 he came to Gallipolis, O.,
and was boss carpenter in the railroad shops at that place seven months.
Came to his present residence in July, 1879. Was married August 4,
1872, to Miss Eliza, daughter of Michael and Mary (O'Brien) McAleer
of Canada. They are the parents of nine children, all of whom died
in infancy, excepting Charles, born March 4, 1877.
     McCLEAN, ALEXANDER, farmer, Monday Creek township, post office,
McCunesville, Ohio, was born March 25,1823, in county Antrim, Ireland
son of John and Margaret (Conley) McClean. Mr. McClean came to
America in 1831, with his father, who settled in Moyerstown, where
he lived about one year and was engaged on public works; about this
time he died at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of ten years,
Alexander, the subject of this sketch, was employed on the Union
Canal as grogg boss, where he remained about two years, when he
went to Grant's Hill and was grogg boss about one year, and then
came to Ohio, via Marietta to Zanesville, on the Ohio and Muskingum
rivers. From Marietta to Zanesville they started on a boat that was
pushed by poles, but after ten miles ride they concluded to walk the
remainder of their journey and all the way to New Lexington, near where
they found Mrs. McClean's father, who had previously come to Ohio.
Mr. Conley built them a house in his door yard where they lived until
Mr. McClean bought eighty acres of land where he now lives, some


years afterward. In the spring after their arrival Mr. McClean was
employed by Thomas Martin to work on the national pike at $4.00 per
month during one summer, and was next employed by John McGary
at same work for $6.00 per month one summer, and the third summer
by Henry Devlin; and was employed by a man named Taggart, 
driving oxen at $12 per month one season. Broke gravel about twelve
miles west of Columbus at $1.00 per rod, where he hired a boy to drive
at $4.00 per month, making upon this contract about $2.00 per day,
which employed him about one year, when he came to Jackson township 
and bought eighty acres of land for $175, $35 of which he borrowed
of Reuben Tharp at 25 per cent. interest; built a log cabin, into which
his mother and sister moved, and he returned to work on the pike where
he remained five months during which time his mother died. Upon
again returning home he paid the $35 he had borrowed with the 25 per
cent. interest, and lived upon the farm for two or three years in the log
cabin, when he hewed logs with his narrow ax for a new dwelling,
after which of course it was necessary to have a raising, and this is the
way he tells it. "Of course we had to have a raising, and we had whisky
in it; most of the men got drunk and we barely escaped a fight, but
before nightfall we had the house up to the square, and my neighbors
had returned home, no accident having occurred. The next day I
employed a carpenter to complete the job. He measured the width of
the house, and we cut down the finest stick we could find in the dense
woodland, sawed it the right length for rafters, split them out and framed
them, and thought we would have more than an ordinary good roof,
for those days, but when we come to put them up, lo and behold, they
were too short and would have made the roof too flat, but it was not the
fault of the carpenter, as the cornermen had not carried their corners
perpendicularly, causing the top to be wider than the bottom, and we
lost the work spent on the split rafters, and we had to use sapling rafters;
the house is still standing round up the valley yonder, a monument of
bygone, log cabin raisings." Mr. McClean lived some six or seven
years in that house when he exchanged it for forty acres near Straitsville 
with Bazel Gordon, from whom he received $550, as the valued
difference between the farms, giving him five years time to pay it in,
and afterward sold the forty acres for which he exchanged, and bought
eighty acres of Israel Gordon for $1,050, in Monday Creek township,
and was obliged to again resume the forty acres upon the failure of the
purchaser to pay for it. Moved to the eighty acres, to which he added
forty acres at $400, and lived there five years, when he again sold out and
moved to his present place of abode, where he had purchased one 
hundred and sixty acres of land for $2,050, upon which there was a hewed
log barn and a hewed log house, both of which he has supplanted by
good frame buildings. Since coming to this place he has increased his
number of acres to five hundred, and has sold eighty acres to his son
James. Mr. McClean has been for several years a stock dealer, and
he made sheep buying and selling a specialty. Mr. McClean was married 
September 22, 1840 to Miss Mary, daughter of John F., and Margaret 
(Gordon) Hoy, of Monroe township. They are the parents of ten
living children, viz.: James, Alexander, William, Albert, Charlie, Simon,


Margaret, Mary, Rosa, Sallie, and two deceased, John and 
     McCLOY, DAVID E., check weighman, New Straitsville, Ohio.
Was born March 17, 1842, in Roseville, Muskingum county, son of 
William and Ruth (Worley) McCloy. Mr. McCloy was brought up in New
Lexington, this county, where his father moved when David E. was
a youth, and where he lived until 1872, when he came to this place.
While in New Lexington he learned the harness maker, saddler
and painter's trades, which he followed up to June, 1862, when
he enlisted in Company I, under Captain L. F. Muzzy, in the One 
Hundred and Fourteenth Regiment, O. V. I. for three years, or during the
war, and served until August, 1864, when he was discharged by reason
of general disability. Was in the following engagements: Chickasaw
Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Champion Hill, Thompson's Hill, Black River
Bridge, and Siege of Vicksburg. After receiving his discharge he 
returned home, and eighteen months from this time, upon his recovery,
he again engaged at his former occupation, until 1872, when he came
to this place and has been employed as follows: Harness making one
year, when he became weighmaster at W. P. Rend & Co.'s mine,
which position he held for about five years, when he took his present
position at the Thomas Coal Company's mine, where he has been for the
past two years. Mr. McCloy was married the first time November 11,
1866, to Martha A., daughter of Asa and Eliza (Plummer) Ball. This
union was blessed with six children, viz.: Twins, that died in infancy;
Minnie May, Charles A., David Worley, and William Asbury. Mrs.
McCloy died December 9, 1875. Mr. McCloy was married the second
time, July 1, 1877, to Miss Minerva, daughter of John G. and Sarah
(Ray) Pummell. They are the parents of three children, viz.: Benjamin 
P., born March 28, 1878; John H., born July 2, 1880, died February 
10, 1881, and Lillie M., born January 18, 1882.
     McCLOUD, BENJAMIN F., mine boss, Corning, Ohio, born January
16, 1847, in Canawa county, West Virginia, son of David and Mary A.
(Hagarman) McCloud. At the age of fourteen he began iron moulding
with his father, which he followed for six years, when he commenced
mining at Campbell's Creek, near Charleston, West Virginia. In 1875
he engaged with the Consolidated Coal Company, of Cincinnati, 
remaining with them six years. He came to his present place in the
spring of 1880. Mr. McCloud was married June 18, 1867, to Mary A.
Hall. They are the parents of five children, viz.: William B., Walter
S., Charles F., (twins), Mary Ellen and Frank.
     McCORMICK, S. J., merchant, Logan, Ohio. Born in Maxville,
Perry county, Ohio, December 23, 1835. Son of William and Elizabeth
(Johnson) McCormick. His early boyhood was spent in assisting his
father in the line of business, which, at that time, was one of the leading
industries of southern Perry. In 1861 he opened a store in Maxville,
and continued to engage in mercantile pursuits until the spring of 1882,
when, disposing of his stock of goods, he removed to Logan, Hocking
county, Ohio. Was married April 19, 1866, to Cynthia, daughter of
Moses and Julia A. (Patterson) Rambo, of South Bloomingville, Hocking 
county, Ohio, to whom were born two children, Frank Herbert and


Mabel R. By economy and industry Mr. McCormick has secured for
himself and family a good home and a competence sufficient to make
life happy. William McCormick, deceased, father of S.J. McCormick,
was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, November 12, 1802. He was among
the pioneers of the State, and white men were living in but a few 
localities, and Indians and wild beasts were daily seen. He was married
July 25, 1833, to Elizabeth Johnson, who was born in Virginia, March
2, 1809. Eight children were born to them, viz.: James T., S. J., Sarah
J., John W., Amos G., Francis M., David L., Mary E. William McCormick 
was among the first to locate in Maxville, and remained one of
its most influential citizens until his death, which occurred October 11,
1856. Moses Rambo, deceased, father of Mrs. S. J. McCormick, was born
in Perry county, Ohio, November 26, 1807. Was married to Julia A. 
Patterson September 16, 1830, who was born in Pennsylvania, October 13,
1805, and came to Perry county, Ohio, at a very early date. They
were the parents of the following children: Oliver G., George W.,
Cynthia M., Calvin L., Benjamin F. Moses Rambo died in South
Bloomingville, Ohio, May 10, 1866. Julia A., his wife. died December
10, 1862.
     McCOURTNEY, SAMUEL, farmer, was born in Greene county, 
Pennsylvania, April 8, 1832. Came to this county with his parents in 
September, 1834, and has since lived here. His boyhood days were spent
on a farm till the age of twenty, after which he taught school for a time.
He then engaged in farming and school teaching until 1864. Since
then he has followed farming. In 1874 he was elected County Surveyor,
and held the office six years. Was married in 1861 to Margaret,
daughter of William and Margaret (Clarke) Pattridge; they are the
parents of seven children, viz.: Mary A., Francis L., Maggie A.,
John E., Nettie I., Catharine and Rose. Mr. McCourtney is a son of
Arthur and Nancy (Gordon) McCourtney. Mr. McCourtney's father
was born in Ireland, near Iniskillan, county of Fermonwaugh, March
8, 1792, and is still living, on January 4, 1882. The principal part of
his life was spent in school teaching. He came to New York in. 1817.
Mr. McCourtney's wife's people are of Irish descent.
     McCRILLIS, MATHEW, dentist, Somerset, Ohio. He was born in
April, 1856, in Reading township; is a son of David McCrillis, deceased, 
who was a successful and highly appreciated teacher and citizen. 
Mathew's mother was Margaret Pence, daughter of the late venerable 
Isaac Pence of Perry. He was only ten years old when he lost
both parents, the father's death preceding that of his mother only a few
months. He has one brother and one sister. He was tenderly and
faithfully reared under the care of his grandparents, on the old Pence
homestead, until his twenty-first year, when he went to Findlay, Ohio,
to study and practice his chosen profession, where he remained several
years. When yet a boy on the farm, he practiced dentistry, and his
aptitude in these offices gained for him the name of Dr. McCrillis, and
presaged the bent of his mind.  On his return from California, whither
he had wandered in search of dental knowledge and experience, he 
located in Somerset in 1881, and became a partner in dentistry with Dr.
H. C. Greiner, now serving his second term in the Legislature as a 
Representative of his county. Dr. McCrillis has taken full charge of the


extensive and growing business of the firm during the temporary 
absence of his distinguished partner, and is noted for the correctness of
his habits, for devotion to his chosen occupation, and that gentle charity
which makes him a favorite in the best social circles of society.
     McCULLOUGH, R. N., farmer, Monday Creek township; post office,
Maxville, Ohio; was born October 4, 1817, in Fairfield county, Ohio;
son of William and Nancy (Nelson) McCullough. Mr. McCullough
was brought up on a farm, and has made agricultural pursuits the 
business of his life. In 1841, he came to Monday Creek township, and 
located on his present farm of one hundred and eighty acres of land,
where he still lives. Mr. McCullough was married, December 8, 1840,
to Miss Mary, daughter of David S., and Sarah (Larrimer) Haggerty,
of Fairfield county, Ohio. Unto them were born ten children, viz.:
William, deceased; Eliza J., Sarah E., Nancy, John W., James, Rhoda
L., George S., Mary E., deceased, and Charlie L.
     McDONALD, JAMES, farmer. Pleasant township; post office, 
Rendville, Ohio; born May 27, 1838, in this township, on the farm where he
now resides. Son of John and Margaret (Farrahey) McDonald. His
father was born in Kildair county, Ireland, and his mother in Longford,
Ireland. His father emigrated to the United States in 1822, and located 
and died in advanced life on the farm where James now resides. His
father died September 17, 1854, aged sixty-seven; and his mother died
April 6, 1881, aged seventy-nine. The subject of this sketch married
Jane Ann Walpole, of Morgan county, Ohio, November 2, 1858. She
was of Irish descent. They are the parents of ten children, viz.: 
Margaret A., John G., George B., Francis F., Ellen A., Charles, William,
Richard F., Mary and Joseph.
     McDONALD, ADAM N., track boss, Corning, Ohio; was born April
28, 1840, in Edinburgshire county, Scotland; son of John and Jennett
(Riddle) McDonald. Adam N., at the age of twelve, went into the
mines of Scotland, where he worked until 1870, when he came to America, 
and located in Mercer county, Pennsylvania. In 1876, removed to
Mahoning county, Ohio, and to his present home, March 2, 1880. Mr.
McDonald was married September 19, 1862, to Miss Robina, daughter
of Alexander and Isabella Monroe, of Scotland. They are the parents
of four children, viz.: Jessie, Isabella Jane, Robina and Jane. Mr.
McDonald has been successful, and does not regret that he and his
family have cast their lot in this free country.
     McDONALD, JAMES S., farmer, Pike township; post office, New
Lexington, Ohio; was born October 13, 1842, in Muskingum county,
Ohio; son of Robert and Mary A. (Starrett) McDonald. Was raised
a farmer, and has made farming the business of his life. Came to Perry 
county, Ohio, at the age of five years, with his father, and lived in
salt Lick township, now Coal township, to the time of his marriage,
November 22, 1866, to Miss Martha E., daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Collins) McKinney, of Hocking county, Ohio. They are the parents 
of six children, viz.: Mary A., Robert L., John W., James E.,
Franklin A., and Elizabeth E.; all living at home. After his marriage,
he bought sixty-five acres of land from his father, for one thousand one
hundred dollars, and afterward sold forty acres of the same for what he
gave for the whole; and again bought sixty-five acres of his father for


one thousand three hundred dollars, and in the course of one year sold
all he then had, for two thousand one hundred dollars; at which time
he moved to Pike township, on his father's farm, and cropped one year
with him, when he bought eighty acres in Saltlick, and the original
home farm, for one thousand seven hundred and seventy dollars, where
he lived four years, during which time he had optioned his farm, and at
the expiration of which time it was taken per the option at five thousand
five hundred dollars, when he bought one hundred acres where he now
lives, for six thousand five hundred dollars. Since coming to this farm
he has remodeled the dwelling, making it as good as new. Mr. McDonald 
enlisted in the army, in Company K, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth 
Regiment, O. V. I., for six months, which he served, and was
discharged by reason of expiration of term of enlistment. Returned
home and enlisted in the one hundred days' service in Company A,
One Hundred and Sixtieth Regiment, O. N. G., and served about four
months, when he was again discharged by reason of expiration of term
of enlistment; and again enlisted in Company G, Twenty-fifth Regiment, 
O. V. I., serving to the close of the war, when he was discharged
by reason of the close of the war. During his last term of service, all
of his bunk mates were shot but one, who died of disease, and he was
disabled for life by what is known as varicose veins of the limbs, for
which he gets a pension of thirty-six dollars per year.
     McDONALD, LEWIS F., farmer, Shawnee, Ohio; was born 
November 22, 1859, at Sulphur Springs, this township; son of Lewis and
Margaret (Wilson) McDonald. Was brought up on a farm, and has
followed agricultural pursuits to this time. Mr. McDonald's father was
a native of Ohio, and at one time, at Sulphur Springs, kept a store
which was blown up by an explosion of gunpowder in 1870, killing him
and one son, Nirum, who was three years and nine months old. The
estimated loss of goods and building, was about six thousand dollars,
with no insurance. Mr. McDonald was married August 28, 1881, to
Miss Ida M., daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth (Stores) Sanders. In
1874, with his mother and sister, he moved to Yellow Springs, Ohio,
where he attended college two years and six months, and afterward
lived two years in Morrow county, Ohio, when they returned to the
homestead, where they have remained to the present time.
     McGONAGLE, JOHN A., Clerk of Perry county, Ohio; was born
June 17, 1851, in Pike township; son of William and Ann (Carr)
McGonagle. Young McGonagle received his primary education in the
primitive log school house, and finished his education in this place. At
the age of nineteen he began teaching, and taught eleven winter terms,
and worked at the carpenter's trade during the summer. Mr. McGonagle 
was elected Clerk of the Courts of Perry County, October 11,
1881. He was married June 23, 1874, to Miss Sarah C., daughter of
William and Catharine (Donahoe) Forquer. They are the parents of
two children, viz.: William Charles and Cassie T.
     McGREW, FINLEY B., blacksmith and contractor, Shawnee, Ohio:
was born April 4, 1846, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania; son of
James B. and Margaret (Vail) McGrew. Was brought up a farmer,
until he was fourteen years of age, and then engaged in oil business for
one year, when he enlisted in Company B, Fifty-third Regiment, O.V.I.,


for three years or during the war, serving three months, when his
father took him out of service because of his being under age; after
which he remained at home until 1863, when he again enlisted in 
Company B, Eighty-sixth Regiment, O. V. I., remaining four months; again
returning home, he went to Barnesville, Ohio, and engaged in tobacco
raising, but sold the crop in the field, and went as a substitute in 
Company B, One Hundred and Sixty-first Regiment, O. N. G., serving four
months. In 1865 he began the blacksmith trade with George Powell,
of McConnelsville, Ohio, serving two years and six months as apprentice, 
after which he worked in the following places: Malta, Ohio, for
Brown Manufacturing Company; superintended oil farm for his father
and Richard Stanton, for two years and six months; Canton, Missouri,
blacksmithing, two months; Atchison, Missouri, one year six months,
at trade; McConnelsville, Ohio, in partnership with Powell, blacksmithing, 
thirteen months; Straitsville, Ohio, for Dannals, smithing, two
months; Shawnee, where he has been engaged in blacksmithing and
contracting lime and iron ore jobs, up to this time. Mr. McGrew came
to Ohio at the age of eight years, with his father, who served as 
Auditor of Morgan county, Ohio, about twelve years, and was elected for
the next ensuing term at the time of his death. He was also County
Surveyor for six years of same county. Mr. McGrew, the subject of
this sketch, was married August 1st, 1875, to Ann L. Davis, daughter
of Samuel and Mary (Keever) Davis. They are the parents of three
children, viz.: Jasper, Laura and Mary; all living and at home.
     McKAY, CAPT. GEORGE A., ticket and freight agent of the Ohio
Central Railroad Company, Corning, Ohio; was born June 16, 1841,
in Oswego, New York; son of Alexander and Rosetta Louisa 
(Hamilton). McKay, both of Scotch descent. Alexander McKay was 
purveyor of the British Army in Canada in 1837, but joining the 
Independents, he lost by confiscation his valuable estate, and was forced to
leave the country. He located first at Oswego, New York, and 
subsequently at Cleveland, Ohio. He died in San Francisco, California, in
1856. George A. spent his childhood and early youth in his native
city. He came to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1847, which has been his 
residence to the present time. At the age of eleven he entered the Ohio
State Journal office as a printer's apprentice, and remained about three
years. April 17, 1861, he enlisted as a private soldier in Company A,
Seventh 0. V. I., and was promoted through every grade to captain.
He re-enlisted, and was mustered out at the expiration of his term of
service. While on duty he received nine wounds. At the battle of
Ringold, Georgia, he was severely wounded in both legs, the left one
having both bones broken, and the main artery severed. During the
last eighteen months of service he was Inspector General on the staffs
of Generals Camdy, Geary and Hooker. Captain McKay was married
December 20, 1865, to Miss Margaret A., daughter of James and Mary
(Roome) Creech, natives of Scotland, but now of  Cleveland, Ohio.
They are the parents of four children, viz.: Addison H., George A.,
Edward Creighton and John H. Captain McKay has a business experience 
as chief voucher clerk and charge of a Cleveland special station
for the Lake Shore Railroad. He was chief clerk for South Shore
Line, also. In April, 1877, he was elected Inspector of Weights and


Measures for Cuyahoga county, and Cleveland City, Ohio, and served
until the latter part of 1881. when he came to his present position on
the solicitation of Hudson Fitch, General Freight Agent of the Ohio
Central Railroad.
     McKEEVER, JAMES, was born May 4, 1804, in New York; son of
Archie and Mary (Mullen) McKeever. He was brought up on a
farm, and followed agricultural pursuits until he was eighteen years of
age. His mother died when he was nine years old, and he lived with
his father until he was fourteen years of age, when he made his home
with his brother-in-law, Mr. Veil, of Tuscarawas county, Ohio, until
his eighteenth year. At this time he came to Perry county, Ohio, and
lived with an uncle until he was twenty-one years of age, during which
time he probably learned his trade; after which he moved to a farm
near Roseville, Muskingum county, Ohio, where he remained about
one year, when he went West, spending some twelve years in Indiana,
Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. He was also in Tennessee, Alabama,
Mississippi, and spent some length of time in Pennsylvania, and has
been in most of the States in the Union. After his return from the
Western tour, he remained about two years at New Lexington, when
he went to Texas, remaining eighteen months, and again returned to
New Lexington, where, about seven months afterward, he was 
married, April 16, 1842, to Marjory, daughter of Alexander and Jane
(Riley) Brown, of this place. They became the parents of six 
children, now living, viz.: Franklin, Mary Jane, Callie, Lizzie, Irene,
Buris Alexander, and four deceased---Sarah Catharine, James, Josephine 
and Urila. After his marriage Mr. McKeever lived in and near
New Lexington, up to the time of his death, which occurred October
9, 1880, and was buried in New Lexington cemetery.
     McKENNA, WILLIAM, druggist, Junction City, Ohio; son of William
(deceased) and Charity (Burgoon) McKenna; was born in 1859 in this
county; went to Nebraska in January of 1880; stayed one year, then
returned to Perry county, and went to the Capital City Commercial
College, Columbus, Ohio, one term, after which he went into the drug
business in Junction City, where he does a first-class business. Mr.
McKenna was married November 22, 1881, to Miss Lola, daughter of
John and Hannah (Koon) Weimer.
     McLAUGHLIN, A. W., physician; was born in August, 1856,
near Somerset. His father, H. B. McLaughlin, was born in 1823, in
Pennsylvania. He was married in 1854 to Miss Mary J. Barber, of
New Reading, this county. She was born in 1833. They are the
parents of five children. The subject of this sketch is the oldest. He
began the study of medicine in 1876, under Dr. A. Richard, of New
Lexington. He graduated from the Ohio Medical College of 
Cincinnati, when he located in Somerset. His father was Sheriff of this
county for two terms, beginning January, 1862.
     McMAHON, TIMOTHY, M. D., of the firm of McMahon & Wright,
physicians, New Lexington, Ohio. Dr. McMahon is a native of Washington, 
Rappahannock county, Virginia, son of John and Nancy (Johnson) 
McMahon. At the age of ten years he was brought to this county
by his parents, who located at Rehoboth. About the year 1842, he
began the study of medicine, and at the age of twenty began practice,


and has continued the same to the present writing. In 1858 the Dr.
came to this place and was married the same year to Miss Julia A.,
daughter of Henry Stallh, of Somerset. They are the parents of one
child, Mary, married to the junior partner of the above firm. Dr. 
McMahon is one of the prominent physicians of this place.
     McNULTY, HENRY, attorney-at-law, Dubuque, Iowa, the only 
surviving son of Hugh McNulty, who was a native of Ireland; came to Perry
county, Ohio, early in the century; lived for many years on a farm
in Clayton township, and later in life removed to Somerset where he
died about 1860. The maiden name of Henry's mother was Miss Katharine 
McCristal, daughter of Owen McCristal and his wife, who was
Sarah O'Niel, and both of the county Tyrone, Ireland. About the
year 1814 they landed in Philadelphia, stayed there one year, and from
there moved to Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, to a farm.
Here he took a section of turnpike as contractor. Next year moved to
Brownsville, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, where Mary Martin, the 
sister of Mrs. McNulty, was married to Patrick McCristal. Made a mile
of the national road  there, and the Martin family all moved to Perry
county, except John, who went to New York and died there. This was in
1817 or 1818. Grandfather Owen Martin lived to the age of eighty-two,
and his wife to the age of ninety years, and both are buried at St. 
Joseph's, the first Roman Catholic church in Ohio. Their sons were
Thomas, whose son, John, is in San Francisco; James, whose sons were
Owen and Thomas; John, whose sons were Edward and Daniel; and
Henry, whose sons are Willie, Charles and Harry, and who is also the
father of ten daughters by the first marriage to Katharine Griffin, and
the second to Elizabeth Carrol. The children of Katharine and Hugh
McNulty, were John, now deceased, Henry, now living in Dubuque,
Iowa, Mrs. Sarah Burns, a widow, living in Somerset, and Ellen, who
was never married. The children of Mary McCristal were Daniel and
James, both married and deceased, but leaving children, and Sarah,
wife of James Creighton, Omaha, Nebraska. The McNulty ancestry,
except Hugh and a bachelor brother, who died in Maryland, are in Ireland, 
so that the descendants of Hugh are the only representatives of
this family in America, and of these only one son, Henry McNulty,
survives, and a son of Henry named Louis McNulty, of Dubuque,
Iowa, who has one sister, Katie. The children of Mrs. Burns, sister
of Henry McNulty, are John Burns, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs.
Amanda Kuhlman, wife of Samuel Kuhlman, of Somerset, Ohio, who
has one son, Louis Kuhlman.
     McQUEEN, REV. CLAYBORNE S., M. D., post office, Rendville,
Ohio, was born November 4, 1810, in Culpepper, Virginia, son of
Robert and Hannah McQueen. The Dr. was brought up on a farm.
Began teaching school at sixteen, and taught about eleven years. When
about twenty-four began reading law but when about ready to be 
admitted to the bar, he decided to abandon the legal profession for that of
medicine, selecting Dr. W. H. Reeves for preceptor, and attended 
Columbus Medical College. He began practice at Millerstown in June,
1849, and remained six years; practiced at Ringgold nine years, and
near Wrightstown, Morgan county, where he located on a farm and
remained until the spring of 1882, when he came to Rendville. Dr.


McQueen was married in the spring of 1842 to Miss Mary, daughter
of Daniel and Catharine McQueen, of Newton township, Muskingum
county, Ohio. They are the parents of four children, viz.: Frances
Virginia, married to Josiah H. Coulter; Ellen Thompson, married to
Joseph Ball, both living in Morgan county; Elizabeth Angeline, and
Sarah Maria. The Dr., in 1870, was ordained and licensed to preach
in the Christian Church, called by some, New Lights. During his six
years connection with this organization he had charge of a district of
seven counties. About the year 1876 he was licensed to preach by the
Methodist Episcopal Conference, and continues to preach for this 
     McSHANE, CHARLES, harness and saddlery, New Lexington, Ohio;
was born in 1841, in Clayton township, son of Edward and Catharine
(Mackin) McShane. Young McShane was brought up on the farm
where he remained till about eighteen when he went to his trade. He
established his present shop in 1866. Mr. McShane was married in
November, 1869, to Miss Lucy, daughter of William and Mary 
(Fitzsimons) Bennett, of Pleasant township. They are the parents of seven
children, viz.: Mary, Catharine, Florence, Cecelia, Lizzie, deceased,
Lucy, and an infant, deceased, not named. Mr. McShane's is an old
established shop, doing a first-class business.
     McTEAGUE, NEIL T., M.D., of the firm of Dunn & McTeague,
druggists, Rendville, Ohio, was born June 18, 1856, in Berks county,
Pennsylvania, son of Hugh and Mary (Flynn) McTeague: When the
Dr. was six years of age he came to Pike township, Perry county,
Ohio, where he was brought up. In 1874 taught his first school in the
Penrod school house, Bearfield township, and continued teaching for
four years, and in 1878 commenced the study of medicine with Dr.
Taggart, at New Lexington, Ohio, and was graduated in the spring of
1882 by the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. McTeague was married
July 1, 1880, to Mary McHugh. They are the parents of one child,
Thomas Joseph. The Dr. has been successful in his extensive 
practice in Rendville and vicinity.
     MACKIN, EDWARD, provision grocer,corner Main and Broad streets,
New Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Mackin was born June 23, 1828, in Gross,
Maglen county, Arma, Ireland; son .of Patrick and Rose Ann (McNamee) 
Mackin. His parents brought him to this county when a child,
and located in Monday Creek township. When a young man, Mr.
Mackin learned the carpenter's trade, and followed it until 1859, when
he established his present business in this place in company with his
brother, James W. They conducted the business until 1873. Mr. Edward 
Mackin has conducted the business alone. He was married April
15, 1859, to Miss Catharine, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Scharchel)
Kesler. They are the parents of five children, viz.: Rose Ann,
Margaret Alveda, James Edward, Mary Loretta and Elizabeth 
Catharine, deceased.
     MAGRUDER, W. P.,editor Somerset Press, born in 1845, in Somerset.
He served his apprenticeship as printer in the Democratic Union office
in Somerset. In December, 1863, he and his brother, C. E. Magruder,
a lawyer, now dead, purchased the paper. In December, 1864, he
bought out his brother; in September, 1865, he sold out to C. D.


Elder, of Somerset; in Oct. 1866, Mr. Magruder and J. L. Caine started
the Somerset Advocate; he sold out in two years to Mr. Kagay; in 1873
the Press was started by M. G. Mains, who ran it until 1877, when
Mr. Magruder became the editor. The political faith of the Press is
Greenback. Mr. Magruder was married in May, 1877, to Miss Belle
Johnson, of Somerset; she was born in 1845. They are the parents of
one child, Ray.
     MAINS, THOMAS S., farmer, Pike township, post office New Lexington, 
O., born February 10, 1827,in Reading township, this county; son of
George and Hannah (Selby) Mains; was raised a farmer and has 
followed agricultural pursuits all his life. Frederick, father of George,
and grandfather of Thomas S. Mains, came from Virginia to Ohio with
his family, and settled in Reading township, this county, in 1812, where
he lived to the time of his death. His son, George, was born in Virginia, 
February 26, 1790, and after his settlement in Reading township,
remained upon the homestead until 1835, and was married September
19, 1815, to Hannah Selby, born July 8, 1794, in Maryland, daughter
of Eli and Ruth (Shipley) Selby. They became the parents of four
children, viz.: James, who moved to Wisconsin about 1853, where he
enlisted in the Twenty-seventh Regiment, Wis. V. I., for three years,
or during the war, and serving until the close of the war, was honorably
discharged, but upon his way home took sick and died at Washington
City, in the fall of 1865; Isaiah A., lived at home until September 10,
1845, when he departed this life at the age of twenty-four years and
four months; Caroline M., was married December 23, 1847, to Henry
Brown, son of Robert Brown, of Monroe township, this county. Mr.
Brown died in the service of his country, at Nashville, Tennessee, in
the fall of 1862, with lung disease; Mrs. Brown is now living in 
Cincinnati with her son, Isaiah M. Brown. Thomas, the subject of this
sketch, and the youngest of the family, became the support of his 
parents in their declining years. After his marriage, and in 1835, he
moved to Monroe township, and bought one hundred and sixty acres of
land upon which he lived until 1848, when he sold it, and bought one
hundred and sixty acres in Saltlick township,where Shawnee now stands,
and which he sold to his son, James, in 1849, who again sold it to Thomas
S. Mains in 1850, who increased the farm to three hundred and sixty
acres, which he sold to the Newark Coal and Iron Company in 1871,
and bought three hundred and fifty acres of land where he now lives,
and that he now owns, except twenty-two acres he has since sold.
Since purchasing the home farm his parents made their home with him
up to the time of their deaths. His father died March 30, 1875; aged
eighty-five years, one month and four days; his mother died March 16,
1872, aged seventy-seven years, eight months and eight days.
August 10, 1862, Mr. Mains, the subject of this sketch, enlisted in 
Company H, Ninetieth Regiment, O.V.I., for three years, or during the war,
and was honorably discharged June 20, 1865, near Cincinnati, Ohio, by
reason of the close of the war. Was engaged in the following battles:
Stone River, Chickamauga, and up to Atlanta, Georgia, from where
they were sent back to Nashville, Tennessee, and was engaged in the
battle between Hood and Thomas. During the service he had the lung
fever, which disabled him for duty six months, three months of which


time he was in Brigade Hospital. The disease permanently injured his
health, and at this time he is not able to do any kind of work.   While
living in Saltlick township, he served as township trustee three years,
and Justice of the Peace three years. Mr. Mains has been a member
of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1855, and is a trustee in the
New Lexington Methodist Episcopal Church at this time. He was 
married May 4, 1851, to Sarah Hazelton, born in 1830, in this county,
daughter of John and Jane (Traverse) Hazelton. They became the 
parents of four children, viz.: Isaiah A., who was married March 3, 1865,
to Catharine, daughter of William and Amelia (Taylor) Adams; their
home is in Crawford county, Iowa, but are at this time with Mr.
Mains, on account of his feeble health; Hannah Jane, married to James
B., son of Horace and Mary A., (Grimes) Wilson; they are residents
of Crawford county, Iowa; Jno. H., married to Maggie, daughter of
William and Amelia (Taylor) Adams; they are residents of Monona
county, Iowa; and Mary A., also a resident of Crawford county, Iowa.
In these two counties each of his children own two hundred acres of
land. Mrs. Mains departed this life in the year of 1861, aged thirty-
one years.  Mr. Mains was married the second time December 31,
1865, to Catharine Richter, born July 5, 1832, in Frederick county,
Maryland, daughter of John and (Katharine (Cookerly) Richter. They
are the parents of two children, viz.:  Florence M. and one infant.
Mrs. Mains came to Ohio in 1833, with her parents, who settled in 
Monroe township, and where she lived at the time of her marriage. Her
parents lived at the place of their settlement up to the time of their death.
Her father, Jno. Richter, died September 30, 1881, at the age of eighty-
four years, five months and twenty days, and was a soldier in the War
of 1812. Her mother, Catharine (Cookerly) Richter,was born in Maryland, 
in 1806, and died June 23, 1864. Mrs. Mains became the member
of the Presbyterian Church, in her eighteenth year, continuing her 
connection with that branch of the Christian Church until after her 
marriage, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 1872.
     MARLOW, JOHN H., was born in Monday Creek township. Perry
county, Ohio, in 1837. His parents came from Virginia in 1730, and settled 
near Somerset, Perry county, Ohio; moved thence to near Rushville, 
Fairfield county, and after a residence of several years, moved to
a farm near Maxville, Perry county. The family consisted of eight
children, four boys and four girls, seven of whom are now living. The
fifth child, John H., received his early education at Somerset, afterwards 
attended Denison University, Granville, Ohio; after leaving the
University he taught school about fourteen years. He was married
April 24, 1862, to Louisa Larimer. They have two children, Laura
and Wayland. He was a member of the Board of Examiners for this
county three years; resigned to take the office of Clerk of the Courts,to
which he was elected October 1875, and has now served in that office
two terms.
     MARLOW, JAMES P., farmer and merchant, Maxville, Ohio; was
born December 20, 1844, in Monday Creek township, this county; son of
Henson and Margaret (Holmes) Marlow. Was raised a farmer, and
followed agricultural pursuits up to the present time. Has taught school
one term in Gore, Hocking county, Ohio, and two terms in Monday


Creek township, this county. July 15, 1881, he came to this place,
and in partnership with Henson W. Marlow, opened a store of general
merchandise, and remains to this date. Mr. Marlow was married 
December 3, 1868, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of David and Susannah
(Welty) Heidlebaugh. They are the parents of four children, viz.:
Willie B., Charles Sumner, Lawrence, deceased, and Daisy Forest.
Mr. Marlow's parents came to Ohio about the year 1830, and lived about
two years near Somerset, and the same length of time in Rush Creek
township, when they moved to Monday Creek township, where his
father owned a farm of two hundred and thirty acres at the time of his
death, which occurred March 5, 1881, in his seventy-eighth year, having 
lived in the county fifty-two years and in the above township forty-
eight years. His mother departed this life August 2, 1871, in her sixty-
fifth year. Mr. Marlow, the subject of this sketch, now owns one-half
interest in the home farm at this time, which he still farms.
     MARTIN, JNO. W., clerk, Shawnee, Ohio.; was born January 18,
1844, in Fairview, Guernsey county, Ohio; son of Jacob and Jane
(Lefevre) Martin. Mr. Martin was raised a farmer and followed 
agricultural pursuits until he was twenty-two years of age. He had moved
to Hocking county, Ohio, with his father, where he was married to
Phoebe, daughter of James and Nancy (Culp) Carpenter, February 7,
1867. They are the parents of five children, viz.: Anna B., James,
Lewis, Jacob and William C., three of whom are dead, James, Lewis
and Jacob. After his marriage he moved to Shawnee, and built the
first business house of this place and sold the first goods, keeping a 
general stock of merchandise, and remained in the business over two years
when he sold out to one William Huston. From that time to the
present, .he has been employed as clerk in the store. Mr. Martin 
enlisted in 1863, in the late war, and served in the Army of the
Potomac, with the Sixty-second Regiment, O. V. I., up to the close of
the war, and was engaged in the battles of Deep Bottom, Hatcher's
Run, in front of Petersburg, and in many skirmishes; he was present at
General Lee's surrender. He was one of the men who were kept in
Richmond after Johnson's surrender, and was connected with the citizens' 
commissary department, when the city was kept by the Government 
in provisions, and had under his care and supervision four hundred 
families, who obtained provision orders from him.
     MARTIN, HENRY M., butcher, post office, New Lexington, Ohio;
was born May 26, 1851, in Richland township, Fairfield county. He
came to this county when but two years of age. He is a son of Ellison
and Sarah B. (McLaughlin) Martin. Henry M. remained on the farm
where he was brought up until he was elected sheriff of Perry county,
in 1878. He served until January, 1881. In December, 1880, the present 
firm was formed. Sheriff Martin was married December 22, 1870,
to Miss Missouri C., daughter of Andrew S. and Eliza (Spenny) Baker. 
They are the parents of two children, viz.: Ellison E. and Emma.
During Sheriff Martin's term of office the Corning war occurred, for
the suppression of which he was compelled to call on the State Guards.
     MASON, JOHN, collier, post office, Shawnee, Ohio; was born 
December 10, 1826, in Northumberland, England; son of John and 
Margaret (Morse) Mason. Was raised in the place of his nativity, where


he was employed mining, with the exception of one year, during the
time he remained in England. Emigrated to America in 1853, landing
in New York, from where he went to Pittsburgh, at which place he
remained about five months, from where he went to Columbia, West
Virginia, and remained two years. Going to Mason City, he remained
about four months, from where he went to Pomeroy, Ohio, which he
made his home until 1872, but was about six months in Belleville and
Danville. In 1872, he spent about two months in Nelsonville, Ohio,
when he came to Shawnee, Ohio, where he has made his home to the
present time. Since coming to this place he has made a trip to Virginia, 
and was prospecting in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, for iron ore,
which he found in paying quantities. Mr. Mason enlisted in 
Company A, 4th Regiment, Va. V. I., in 1861, for three years, or 
during the war, and served three years and two months, when he was 
discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment. Was engaged in the
following battles: Charleston, Virginia; Vicksburg, and was the first
to speak about blowing up Vicksburg; assisted in drifting for that purpose, 
but the city was surrendered before the preparations were completed; 
Jackson, Mississippi; Mission Ridge, Tuscumbia, and Dallas,
under fire six days and nights, without cessation, at this place. After
receiving his discharge he returned home. Mr. Mason was married
in February, 1846, to Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Tate)
King, of Northumberland, England. They are the parents of seven
living children, viz.: Joseph, Thomas, Mary Ann, John, Elizabeth,
William, and Lillie; and five deceased, viz.: John, William, Margaret, 
and two died in infancy. They have also raised a grandchild---
Thomas Bailey.
     MASON, REV. JOHN, minister of Princeton Methodist Church; was
born December 16, 1851, in Boltingate, county of Cumberland, 
England, son of William and Jane (Campbell) Mason. Mr. Mason was
raised in the coal mining districts of Northumberland and Durham
counties of England. Mines in that region are principally shafts, from
fifty to one hundred fathoms deep. He was employed until 1877, and
during the last four years he was what is known in that country as 
deputy over a number of men. Came to America at the time he severed
his connection at these places, in 1877, landing in New York, by the
Cunard line of steamers, from where he went to the Sequatchie valley,
Victoria mines, Marion county, Tennessee. Mr. Mason was licensed
as a local preacher at the early age of eighteen years, and served in
that station until 1877, at which time he was licensed as a ministerial
supply, and supplied the following places: In Tennessee, about three
months; at Steubenville, Ohio, eight months. Upon account of too
slack a support at the latter place he again returned to mining, and 
engaged at Ramy's coalery, where he remained two months, when he was
called to Niles, Trumbull county, Ohio, as a supply, where he remained
from December, 1878, to April, 1879, at which time he was licensed as
a minister on probation and sent to Shawnee, Ohio, where he has 
remained up to this time. Upon coming to this place he found the church
in a confused condition, and, by persistent effort, he has advanced the
numbers from five to forty-five members, who now remain at this
charge. Quite a number have removed from the vicinity, thereby


lessening the actual numbers taken into the church. During a revival
of 1881 there were eighty souls converted, and he has taken into church
connection, since coming to this place, one hundred and seventy-seven
members. Straitsville was taken in by him as a mission charge, and
has become self-sustaining, employing and supporting its own minister.
There have been sent out from the Shawnee charge two ministers, viz.:
Revs. Thomas Large and James Rogers. At the conference of 1880,
at Tamaqua, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, Mr. Mason was accredited 
with one year of supply work, as if on probation, on account of
his decided success in the ministry, which brought him one year sooner
into full ministerial connection. Rev. Mason was married February
16, 1872, to Jane, daughter of John and Maria (Maughan) Ayer, of
Giles, Gatemore, one mile from the city of Durham, England. They
are the parents of three children, viz.: Jennie, John, Thomas, and 
Marianna, living; and one, Maria, deceased.
     MATHEWS, JAMES, farmer, post office, Roseville, Muskingum county,
Ohio; born in Muskingum county, in 1809; settled in Perry county
in 1851; son of George and Anna (Jennings) Mathews; married, in
1840, to Miss Mary McClain, daughter of Benjamin McClain. They
have four children, viz.: Anna, Hannah, Parmelia, Jerusha. They
are all married, one living in Missouri. Mr. Mathews was brought up
on a farm, which vocation he has always followed.
     MATHEWS, FRANKLIN, butcher, post office, Rendville, Ohio; born
December 25, 1829, near Zanesville, Ohio, son of Reuben H. and
Mary (Hemrick) Mathews. Brought up on a farm, where he remained
until twenty-one. He then followed a variety of business until he 
engaged in general merchandising, to which he added a meat market;
also was engaged in the coal trade, at the same time, with his brother.
Came to Perry county about the year 1871, and continued his business
at New Lexington, until March, 1880, when he established his present
business at this place. Mr. Mathews was married September 30, 1852,
to Miss Eliza Horton, whose parents were natives of Virginia. They
are the parents of six children, viz.: Charles Henry, Lucy Ellen, Clara
Annie, Lewis Grant; these four are deceased: William Howard and
Mary Viola are now living. Mr. Mathews is doing a good business.
     MAUTZ, W. H., carpenter, post office, Shawnee, Ohio; was born
February 22, 1856, in Blue Rock, Muskingum county, Ohio; son of
John and Margaret (Udenhoffer) Mautz. Was raised a farmer, and
followed farming until he was sixteen years of age, when he left home,
and has been engaged at the following places: Henry county, Ohio,
working in a saw mill about one year; Somerset, Ohio, on railroad six
months; Garret City, Indiana, on railroad; while railroading was with
the Baltimore and Ohio; Clinton, Iowa, house carpentering six months;
Dixon, Illinois, two or three months, carpentering; Toledo, Ohio, one
year at trade; Woodville, six months at trade; Shawnee, Ohio, at New
York furnace four months, carpentering; XX furnace from that time to
the present, about three years. Was married May 1, 1880, to Mary
C., daughter of Samuel and Louisa (Lafevre) Snyder, of Athens
county, Ohio.
     MECHLING, PETER, farmer, miller, and carpenter, post office, 
Glenford, Ohio; was born 1827, in Hopewell township; son of Peter 


Mechling and grandson of Jacob Mechling, both deceased in Hopewell
township. The maiden name of his mother was Mary Downour, who
died in her seventy-seventh year, while her husband died when his son
Peter was only five years of age. Their children were, Sally, wife of
Jason Canfield, Rochester, Indiana; Katharine, wife of D. C. Shelly,
Glenford, Ohio; Jacob, deceased, leaving a son, Alfred, Tippecanoe,
Indiana; John, deceased; Eliza Dumbolt, deceased; Melancthon,
Rochester, Indiana; Margaret, wife of George Shelly, Glenford; and
Peter, who was married February, 1855, to Miss Elnora Hardy, daughter 
of Thomas Hardy, deceased, and Sarah his wife, whose maiden
name was Bagley, a native of Virginia. Their children are, Thomas
Jefferson, merchant, Thurston, Fairfield county, Ohio; Mary E., 
Clement Layerd, Melancthon, Cordelia, Sarah Aurilla, Fenton, Dillon,
Cora May, and Edgar Austin. Mr. Mechling is an old-time Lutheran
and Democrat, and sustains the well earned reputation of his family
history. He has, besides rearing a family, added to his estate, and,
like many other Ohioans, looked into Virginia and found her, in the
present condition, an inviting field for industry, capital, and enterprise.
     MECHLING, BERNARD, was born 1837, on a part of the extensive
homestead now owned by him in Hopewell township. He is a son of
Samuel, the youngest son of Jacob Mechling, who came from 
Pennsylvania in 1816, and purchased a-farm for each of his twelve children.
His sons were Jacob, Peter, Frederick, John, George and Samuel, all
of whom lived and died here, except John, who deceased in Sandusky,
Ohio, and George, who is the only survivor of six brothers. The
daughters were Hester, wife of William Mechling; Mary, wife of
Frederick K. Slife; Hannah, wife of Peter Cooperider; Phebe, who
died young; Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Smith, and Sarah, wife of Rev.
David Long, who died of cholera in 1833. The mother of these six
sons and six daughters was, prior to her marriage, Miss Mary Otterman. 
The wife of Samuel Mechling died, and the mother of Bernard
was, prior to marriage, Miss Magdalena Poorman, daughter of the late
venerable Bernard Poorman. She is still living, a venerable widow,
in separate apartments of the mansion lately erected by her son, 
Bernard, in full possession of her faculties. Since the late purchase of the
ancestral homestead of grandfather Mechling, Bernard Mechling has
about four hundred acres of splendid land in one body, nearly two
hundred acres being bottom land, in sight of, and one half mile from
Glenford. He was twice married, first to Miss Margaret Humberger,
daughter of John Humberger, of Thorn township. The children by
this marriage are Owen H. and Albert Wesley Mechling. Their
mother deceased in 1863. The second marriage was to Miss Leah A.
Zartman, daughter of Isaac, whose wife's maiden name was Rebecca,
daughter of Peter King. The children of this marriage are Mary
Estella, now twelve years of age, Sylvia R., deceased, and Homer
Calvin, now five years of age. He and his wife have each enjoyed
good opportunities for education; she in her girlhood having taught
school and he, in his boyhood, having attended the Somerset Academy,
under the tuition of that old-time, but most accomplished, teacher and
gentleman, Charles Nourse. Bernard Mechling is among the very
foremost farmers of the county, has thoroughly studied and applied the


science of drainage to his lands, and is intelligently devoted to the 
breeding and rearing of fine stock.
     MELOY, WILLIAM T., of the firm of Elder. Wards & Co., dry goods
and merchant tailoring, Main street, New Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Meloy
was born November 13, 1843, in this place; son of William and
Sophia (Thompson) Meloy. Young Meloy, in early life, clerked in a
dry goods store and taught school sixteen months. He, subsequently,
became traveling salesman for a tobacco house, with which he was 
engaged five years, also traveling five years in the sale of stoves and
plows. He was the first man to enlist in Company I, One Hundred
and Fourteenth, O. V. I., but was rejected on account of being then
under size. He worked two years as a typo in the Herald office of this
place. In April, 1879, he became partner in the above firm. Mr. Meloy 
was married July 5, 1870, to Miss Hattie M., daughter of Charles
J. and Cornelia (Acker) Brush. They are parents of five children, viz.:
Iva L., Maggie W., Sophe T., William T. and Callie Rich. His
father, William Meloy, met with a fatal accident early one morning
in October, 1882. He was struck by the cow-catcher of the Ohio Central 
passenger train, between seven and eight o'clock, Monday morning, 
near the crossing of Rush Creek, close to the water tank, receiving 
such injuries therefrom that he died in about an hour thereafter.
Mr. Meloy was driving a cow, and had just got her across the track,
when he looked up, saw the train close upon him, threw up his hands,
but was so dazed or bewildered, that he took no step to get out of 
danger. The whistle sounded and the power of the engine reversed, but it
was too late. Mr. Meloy was struck by the cow-catcher, and fell in
such away as to remain upon it, though the conductor had hold of him
before the train stopped. A hack was near at hand which was at once
called, and the unfortunate man taken, in a dying condition, to his
home on Jackson street, where he soon after expired. There appeared
to be no broken bones or serious bruises, but the internal injuries were
such, that there was no reaction, and the injured man remained in an
unconscious condition from the time of the accident until his death.
Deceased was about seventy-one years of age. He was a native of
Pennsylvania, but came to Ohio when quite a young man. He became
a citizen of New Lexington in 1839, and resided here ever since, with
the exception of a temporary residence at Somerset, while he was
County Auditor. He left a wife, three sons and four daughters to
mourn his sudden departure. His third son, Smallwood A. Meloy,
died from injuries received upon the same railroad, between this place
and Moxahala, while acting as brakeman in 1876. He was brought to
the same house, in an unconscious condition, and died within a few hours.
Mr. Meloy was an intelligent man, a worthy citizen, and had filled
many positions of public trust with credit to himself and the public.
He was Justice of the Peace of Pike township about forty years ago,
and held the same position at the time of his death. As a capable and
impartial Justice, he was excelled by none in the county. He was a
number of times Mayor of the town, member of the Board of Education, 
and was elected County Auditor in 1852, and re-elected in 1854.
He has also been County Treasurer, by appointment. It is only justice
to say that he was faithful and capable in all. When the accident and


sudden death became known, there was not only horror at the sudden
and violent taking off of an old citizen, but an unfeigned and deep 
regret that William Meloy was dead.
     MEREDITH, THOMAS, collier, Shawnee Ohio; was born December 7,
1842, in Monmouthshire, England. He was raised on a farm until the age
of ten years. At twelve years of age he lost both his father and mother,
there being only about seven weeks difference in the time of their deaths.
After this he began mining at Georhay coal mines, where he remained
until 1868, when he emigrated to America, setting sail from Liverpool
on the eighth of April, and landed in New York on the nineteenth of the
same month, and reached Pomeroy, Ohio, April 22, where he engaged
in mining until September, 1872, at which time he went to Shawnee,
Ohio, and since has been in Manly mine six months, when he engaged
as one of the first minors with the Upton Coal Company, where he has
remained up to this time. Mr. Meredith was married May 20, 1867, to
Rachel, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Davis) Slocumbe. They are
the parents of three children, viz.: Alfred, Amelia and Harriet living,
and three deceased, viz.: Philip, Sarah Ann and Agnes.
     MEREDITH, J. P., collier, Shawnee, Ohio; was born May 14, 1852,
in Argo, Monmouthshire, England, son of Philip and Winifred 
Meredith. Mr. Meredith was left an orphan at the age of two years, and
was raised by the senior member of his father's family, who still kept
house in Argo, where he remained until he was sixteen years of age,
three years of which time he was engaged in mining. In 1869 he 
emigrated to America, landing at New York City, from where he went to
Pomeroy, Meigs county, Ohio, and engaged in mining until 1872, when
he came to Shawnee, Ohio, and where he remained up to this time,
having been engaged in mining. Mr. Meredith was married January
8, 1846, to Sarah E., daughter of Owen and Harriet (Price) Jones.
They are the parents of three children, viz.: Arthur, Owen and 
Winifred. In 1878, Mr. Meredith was elected Corporation Clerk, which
position he holds at this time.
     MESCHENMOSER, REV. PHILIP, pastor of St. Rose's Church, New
Lexington, Ohio, was born August 7, 1836, in Augsberg, Bavaria,
Germany; son of Philip and Annie (Dietrich) Meschenmoser. He was
educated at St. Stephen's College, Augsberg, Germany. His 
philosophical and theological education was obtained from the Jesuit
Fathers. He was ordained Priest by the Bishop Martin of Paelerbern.
He came to America in 1873, and was assistant Priest at Buffalo, New
York, from 1873 to 1876, in which year he took charge of the St. Rose
congregation, of this place. Also, at the same time, discharged the 
office of Chaplain of St. Aloysius Academy, near the town. During his
services here he has built the present church and residence of the
     METZGER, JACOB, farmer, son of Michael and Apolona Metzger,
was born August 2, 1833, in this county; has since lived in the county.
His life has chiefly been spent on the farm; was married in 1863 to Miss
Mary E., daughter of Simon and Nancy (Jackson) Snyder. They are
the parents of nine children, viz.: Manaleta R., Laura R., Michael
J., Thomas E., Mary M., Robert J., Charles V., William H., Hugh.
His parents were natives of Germany.


     MICKLETHWAITE, ALFRED, village coal operator, Shawnee, Ohio,
was born in March, 1837. in Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, son of
Joseph and Annie (Lockwood) Micklethwaite. Alfred left England,
July 4, 1865, and located in Jackson, Maryland, where he remained
until 1873, when he came to Shawnee. Mr. Micklethwaite was first
married, June 1, 1858, to Miss Annie, daughter of George and Annie
Benson, of Lancashire, England. They became the parents of seven
children, three deceased and four living, viz.: Eliza, married to Harry
Kear; Horatio, Joseph and Alfred. Mrs. Micklethwaite died in 1871.
Mr. Micklethwaite was again married to Miss Sarah Anne, daughter of
John and Anne (Taylor) Moore, natives of Yorkshire, England. Mr.
and Mrs. Micklethwaite have an adopted daughter, Mary, whose 
father's name is John Loyd.
     MIDDAGH, ENOS, born 1835, is a son of Thomas and grandson of
Major John Middagh, who came from New Jersey in 1807, and was the
father of Peter, Thomas, Samuel and John Middagh, Mary Fosythe,
Sarah Shaeffer, Nancy Wright, Matilda Brookhart and Esther Middagh. 
Thomas was married in 1831 to Margaret Davis. Their children 
are John, Enos, Athalinda, Sarah Alice, Matilda and David.
Enos, the subject of this sketch, was married to Melzena, daughter of
the late venerable Isaac Pence, and owns the ancient Pence homestead,
now no less distinguished for its hospitality than in the days of its honored 
proprietor, who rescued it from the wilderness; and the neat family
mansion, backed by a well preserved exterior, testify that it has not
fallen into unworthy hands. Isaac Pence was born in 1794; came to
Ohio in 1806; enlisted in the War of 1812 at Newark, under Captain
John Spencer; came back to Somerset to work as a journeyman 
blacksmith; was married in 1816 to Katharine, sister of Judge Heck. His
father's name was Peter, born in Germany; his mother's name was
Katharine Godfrey, born in Ireland. Her first husband was killed by
the Indians; was a member of the United Brethren Church fifty-one years.
When he first joined church the preacher's circuit was two hundred miles
round. Enos Middagh was a member of Company K, One Hundred
and Twenty-sixth Regiment, O. V. I., and became attached to the
famous Sixth Corps, which, when with Sheridan, always made him feel
confident of victory. He was wounded at Spottsylvania by a musket
ball that passed through his chest, after seven days of hard fighting.
His company had fifty-nine men when it crossed the Rapidan, and the
call of the captain, on the 13th of May, 1864, showed only thirteen left
to answer. The New Testament he carried when wounded; the badge
of his corps, and a fragment or his regimental flag, are treasured as
sacred relics. His wife and three daughters, with an orphan boy 
obtained from the Home in Columbus, constitute his family.
     MILLER, LEVI, potter by trade, post office Buckeye Cottage; born
in Columbus, Ohio, in 1834; came to Perry county in 1844; son of
George and Mary (Smithers) Miller. The former died in Miami
county, Ohio, about the year 1871; the latter in 1834. He was married
in 1858 to Miss Anna McAntire. They are the parents of nine 
children, viz.: Josie F., Mary, Kate, James S., John C., Ida R., Bertha
A., Blanche M., Georgia E.---one married. Mr. Miller enlisted in the
War of the Rebellion in 1861, Company G, Thirty-first Regiment, O.


V. I., Captain Jackson, Army of the Cumberland. He was engaged
in the following battles, viz.: Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca;
also all the principal battles during the siege of Atlanta. He was a
veteran, and served till the close of the war, getting an honorable 
discharge. Mrs. Miller's grandfather was in the War of 1812. Her
father was from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He died in 1872.
     MILLER, F. G.,shoemaker and sewing machine agent. New 
Straitsville, Ohio; was born March 28, 1845, in Hocking county, Ohio; son
of William and Susan (Judy) Miller. Was raised on a farm to the age
of ten years, when his father moved to Logan, Ohio, and engaged at
his trade of furniture manufacturing. Frank G. lived with his father
at this place, and at the age of eighteen years went to the shoemaker's
trade with Joseph Kinley, remaining with him for more than two
years. After the Rebellion broke out he volunteered his services some
three different times; twice was rejected on account of his not being
large enough to fill the required measure, and the third time, which
occurred during his apprenticeship, on account of disability. After
leaving his trade, he went to Geneva, Brush Creek township, Fairfield
county, Ohio, where he opened and remained in the boot and shoe 
business about four years. During his stay at this place he was married
November 28, 1867, to Miss Nancy Blosser, who was born February
2, 1844, in Fairfield county, Ohio, daughter of Isaac and Margaret
(Pepple) Blosser. They are the parents of nine children, viz.: Charles,
who died at the age of seven years; William Isaac, Mary Jane, Anna
Zelia, Charlotte, who died at eleven months of age; Gertrude, Margaret, 
James and Elizabeth. Mr. Miller moved to this place May 22,
1871, and opened out in the boot and shoe business, in which he has 
remained up to this present time. In November, 1881, he took the
agency of the New Home sewing machine, one of the finest in the
market, a supply of which he keeps constantly on hand with all the 
fixtures and attachments thereto. Mr. Miller is one of the oldest citizens
of New Straitsville, coming here when it was in its infancy and only
seven houses on Front street, and they on the north side, and has seen
it grow to its present size of about three thousand inhabitants.  He
served two years as a member of Town Council from 1878 to 1880, and
is a member at this time, being elected in April of 1882.
     MINAUGH, JNO. D., farmer, New Lexington, Ohio; was born March
20, 1846, in this county; son of John and Bridget (Dougherty) Minaugh.
He was raised a farmer and has made agricultural pursuits the business
of his life up to the present time. Mr. Minaugh lived with his father
until 1870, when he went into business for himself. In connection with
farming he was engaged about five years in mining iron ore, and also
assessed this township two years. He is at this time township trustee.
Mr. Minaugh's father was born in Ireland in county Cavan, and 
emigrated to America in his sixteenth year, and settled near Albany, New
York, where he engaged at blacksmithing with one Simmons, in 
manufacturing axes, turning them by hand, remaining three years at this
place, after which he went to Somerset, this county, where he was 
employed at his trade until 1840, and at this time moved to one mile west
of Bristol,this county, where he bought eighty acres of land, that is now
owned by his nephew, General Phil. Sheridan, and where he lived up to


the time of his death, which occurred in November, 1876. Mr. Minaugh's 
mother was born in 1824, in or near Baltimore, Maryland, and
came to Ohio with her parents at an early age, and when this country
was a wilderness, and was raised in Jackson township, this county,
where her parents settled, and which was her home at the time of her
marriage. Her death occurred in 1858, while she was in her thirty-
fourth year. Mr. Minaugh, the subject of this sketch, was married
November l, 1870, to Miss Sarah Dimond, born February 5, 1845, in
this. Pike, township, daughter of Daniel and Mary (MacGahan) 
Dimond. They are the parents of five children, viz.: Joseph F., Mary.
Rose V., Phil. M. and Francis B.
     MINER, D. L., cooper, Shawnee, Ohio; was born December 20,
1835, in Perry county, Ohio, near Somerset; son of Jacob and Mary
(Ferguson) Miner. Was brought up on a farm, and followed agricultural 
pursuits until the age of sixteen or seventeen years, when he
moved with his father to Brownsville, Licking county, Ohio, where he
began the cooper trade, serving with his brother one year, after which
he worked at journey work until the breaking out of the war in 1861.
He enlisted July 18, 1861, for three years, or during the war, in Company 
C, Twenty-seventh Regiment, O. V. I., and served seven months,
when he was discharged because of disability. Returning home, he
followed his trade about two months; recruiting his health, he re-enlisted
for three years, or during the war, in Company A, Tenth O.V.C.. about
the first of May, 1862, and served until the close of the war, and was
engaged in the battles of Athens, North Carolina; Resaca, Georgia,
where he was wounded in the thigh, causing him to lose about two
months from the service, at which time he again joined his company,
and remained to the close of the war. He was in Sherman's march to
the sea. Upon again being discharged, he returned home and engaged
at coopering in the winter season and farming in summer, for about
three years. At the end of that time, he came to Shawnee, Ohio, where
he has been engaged in coal mining till the present time. Mr. Miner
was married December 14, 1865, to Frances, daughter of Abram and
Mary (Kasterd) Vreeland. They are the parents of three children,
viz.: Maudie, Claudius and Mary, all living and at home.
     MITCHELL, JAMES L., merchant, Sego. He was born February
26, 1844, in Bearfield township; is a son of John and Nancy (Wise)
Mitchell.  He was reared on a farm, which vocation he pursued
until 1862. He enlisted in Company F, Thirtieth Regiment, serving
three and one-half years. Mr. Mitchell moved to his present residence
in April, 1866, and in 1870, established his present business. He has a
well stocked store, keeping a full supply of dry goods, groceries, 
notions, etc. He was married December 16, 1868, to Sarah, daughter of
Philip and Catharine (Mann) Baker. They have three children, viz.:
Elmer G., William B., and Irvin.
     MONAHAN, JAMES W., baker, grocer, confectioner and wholesale
dealer in beer, oysters and ice cream. Corning, Ohio; was born March
13, 1846, in Union township, Morgan county, Ohio; son of Thomas
and Margaret (Haley) Monahan. James W. was brought up on the
farm, where he remained until nineteen years of age, when he began
attending school, and clerking in store for about two years. In 1867,


he established a general merchandising store at Chapel Hill, Ohio,
where he remained until 1875, when he moved to New Lexington, Ohio,
and continued his business there until the spring of 1881, when he came
to Corning Ohio, and established his present business. Mr. Monahan
was married February 4, 1873, to Miss Tuce, daughter of James J. and
Jane (Sinclair) Wolford, of Roseville, Muskingum county, Ohio. They
are the parents of two children, viz.: Jennie Gertrude and John
     MONAHAN, THOMAS, Pleasant township; post office, Moxahala,
Ohio. He has spent the most of his life as an engineer on the railroad,
but is now a farmer. He was born in Sligo county, Ireland, March 25,
1848. Son of John and Bridget (O'Garo) Monahan, both natives of
Ireland. He emigrated to this country in 1867, located in Chicago, and
worked in a machine shop there. He went on the railroad in 1868, and
was fireman on an engine; remained on that road eight months; was
then fireman on an engine on the Pan Handle, one year; then he got
an engine to run, which position he held until 1873. He then ran a
yard engine on the Muskingum Valley, and made an occasional trip on
the road. Then he went on the B. & O. R. R. He took a trip West;
was assistant engineer at the furnace of the Normal School of Cook
county, Illinois; and subsequently ran the engine at the Chicago stock
yards, after which he returned to Moxahala and had charge of the iron
furnace engine there. He married Mrs. Graham in February, 1878.
     MONTGOMERY, J. W., wholesale and retail grocery, Main street,
New Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Montgomery was born July 7, 1850, in this
place; son of Eli and Rachel Ann (Calhoon) Montgomery. Eli Montgomery 
was one of the first settlers of this place, and his father a pioneer 
of the county. In 1868, J.W.Montgomery went to Zanesville,
Ohio, and was, for four years, in the employ of the B. & 0. R. R. Co.
there. In 1872 he returned to this place and established his present
business. He was married January 7, 1875, to Miss Mary E., daughter
of William and Sophia A. (Thompson) Meloy. They are the parents
of three children, viz.: John Rich, Philip Newton and George.
     MOONEY, JAMES, weighmaster at W. P. Rend & Co.'s mines, 
Rendville, Ohio; born July 6, 1856, in Monroe township, Perry county, Ohio;
son of Hugh, deceased, and Elizabeth (Bennett) Mooney. His father
was a native of Ireland, and his mother of America. He was brought
up on the farm until twenty years of age, when he accepted his present
     MOORE, DANIEL, farmer; post office, Somerset, Ohio; born, 1813,
in Somerset county, Pennsylvania; son of William Moore, who came
to Perry county in 1817, and deceased in Clayton township, 1819.
Daniel's mother was Elizabeth King, who after the death of her husband, 
resided with her son, to the year 1867, when she died at the age
of eighty-three. She was a cousin of Judge King, the first Representative 
of Perry county in the Ohio Legislature, and died in full fellowship 
of the Baptist Church. Daniel was married in the year 1837, to
Miss Maria Kenard, who died in 1840, leaving an only son, Alvah, and
her husband, who has ever since remained a widower. This family of
Moores is of Irish-German, descent.  From his grandfather, Daniel
Moore, Sr., Daniel, Jr., received in 1821, the money with which to purchase


the land from the government, which he occupied near Straitsville, 
and which was sold in 1870 to T. J. Maginnis, Esq., at $100 per
acre. Mr. Moore, to encourage the railroad, had signed two different
contracts, donating the undivided half of the mineral on this one hundred 
and sixty acre farm, and so earnest and honest was he in this intention 
that he offered to sign a third contract, when it was supposed
that the previous ones were defective. He sold the land by warranty,
but held a guarantee from the buyer that no recourse would be had on
the seller because of such contracts, should they prove good. In 1863,
his son, Alvah, married Miss Anzela Pergon, who is now the mother of
Sarah Maria, Mary Alice, William Henry, and Harmar Lewis Moore,
all living, and one son deceased. She is a member of the Baptist
church, and a lady distinguished for her kindness to the sick, and for
her neighborly virtues. Daniel Moore's first vote was cast for Martin
Van Buren in 1836, and has been uniformly Democratic since then.
He bought the Caywood farm, near Somerset, and in 1881, aided by his
son, built a splendid brick dwelling.
     MOORE, G. W., Justice of the Peace, New Lexington, Ohio; was
born May 19, 1822, in Clayton township, this county, son of George
and Rachel (Guy) Moore. Mr. Moore was raised upon a farm and 
followed farming until he was eighteen years of age, when he went to
the wool-carding trade, which he followed for six years; at first engaging 
with Law & Carroll, near New Lexington, with whom he continued
three years; was one year at Oakfield and two years in Hocking 
county, Ohio, where he started a carding machine of his
own, continuing as above stated, when he sold out and again
went to farming, which he continued four years.  In 1850, he
moved into Harrison township, this county, where he lived two years
and was engaged in the stone quarry business; from there he went to
Saltillo, where he lived until 1862, engaged in the boot and shoe business. 
During the time he lived in Clayton township he served nearly
eighteen years as Justice of the Peace. He moved to Uniontown in
1862, where he kept hotel two years, and again returned to Saltillo,
where he lived when he was elected County Recorder, in October of
1874, and moved to New Lexington in December of same year, where
he lived until September, of 1882, having been re-elected at the 
expiration of his first term of office, and served six years in all. In 
September, of 1881, he was elected Justice of the Peace in New Lexington, 
and continued in that office until September, 1882, when he moved to within 
two miles of that place, on the road leading to Somerset, where he
purchased eighty acres of land. Mr. Moore was married October 8,
1845, to Harriet, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Burley) Richards,
of Harrison township, this county. They are the parents of seven 
children, viz.: Rachel Catharine, James Madison, deceased, at eight
months; Jacob Richards, Jesse Heber, Edward Elbridge, Alvah
Franklin and Etta Lizzie. Mr. Moore's father was one of the first settlers
of Clayton township, he and two of his brothers entering one hundred
and sixty acres of land each in section No. 12, where he lived and died,
September 20, 1845, at about seventy-two years of age. When he entered 
this land their nearest neighbor, except those brothers in that section, 
for they all entered at the same time, was five miles distant. He


was a very tine marksman, at one time killing forty-seven deer in
three weeks. At one time, when with his son, G. W., he killed three
deer without moving from his tracks. At that time, all kind of game
was plenty, such as bears, wolves, panthers, wild turkeys, etc. Mr.
Moore was a very quiet and peaceable citizen, a hearty, rugged fron-
tiersman, and raised a family of nine children, five boys and four girls,
the subject of this sketch being the youngest boy.
     MOORE, GEORGE, merchant; post office, Buckeye Cottage; born
in Perry county, in 1824, son of Robert and Rebecca (Claypool)
Moore. The former was born in Pennsylvania; the latter in Virginia.
The father of the subject of this sketch died in 1832; his mother in
1878. The subject of this sketch was married in 1852, to Miss Mariah
Amrine, daughter of John and Martha (Brooks) Amrine. They are the
parents of six children, viz.: Joseph L., John H., George W., William,
P. B., Cyrus B. He has been in the mercantile business about twenty-
two years.
     MOORE, W. S., Pike township, New Lexington, Ohio; farmer and
wheelwright; was born October 31, 1827, in Washington county, 
Pennsylvania; son of William and Isabelle (Rogers) Moore. Mr. Moore
was raised a farmer, but learned the wheelwright trade, at which he was
engaged up to his twenty-fifth year, when he again took up agriculture,
continuing thereat until the War of the Rebellion broke out, when he 
enlisted in his country's cause, September 4, 1862, for three years, and
served until February 1, 1864, at this date being discharged in New
Orleans, from reason of disability. During his term of enlistment, he
fought in the battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Grand Gulf,
Thompson Hills, Champion Hills, Big Black, and in the charge upon
Vicksburg. He was married March 11, 1852, to Rebecca A., daughter
of James and Nancy (Moore) Adams, of Guernsey county, Ohio.
Mr. Moore came to Perry county in 1831, and to New Lexington
March 2, 1881, where he now lives.
     MOORE, JAMES L., farmer; Bearfield township, McLuney post office;
born on the farm where he now resides, in 1834; son of William
C. and Jane (Bool) Moore, both of Irish descent. His father came to
this township in 1827, and located on the farm where his son, James L.,
now resides. He moved to Guernsey county in 1861, and died there.
The subject of this sketch, in 1869, married Rebecca Forsythe, of 
Cambridge, Ohio, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Frame) Forsythe, of Irish
descent. They are the parents of the following named children: L.
L., born April 20, 1870; Sadie L., born September 19, 1871; John C.,
born February 28, 1874; Laura J., born May 5, 1876; James C. H.,
born December 25, 1878.
     MOORE, JOHN H., farmer, Madison township, post office Sego.
He was born in this township, June 8, 1842; is a son of Calvin and 
Harriet E. (Ford) Moore. He was brought up on a farm, and has always
followed farming and stock raising. Mr. Moore enlisted August 13,
1860, in Company H, Ninetieth Regiment, and served two years, 
returning unharmed. October 25, 1867, he was married to Miss 
Periscilia Chilcole, daughter of Joshua and Catherine (Shaw) Chilcole.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore are the parents of five children: Walter S.,
Charges N., Sarah A., Martha H., and Mary E. Mr. Moore owns


one hundred and twenty-eight acres of good land, which he has in an
excellent state of cultivation.
     MOORE, C. G., dealer in hardware, stoves, tinware, shingles, doors,
sash, lumber, paints and oils. Junction City, Ohio; son of Andrew and
Louise (Raynor) Moore; born in this county September 27, 1846; was
a farmer boy till eighteen years of age, when he went into the dry goods
business as clerk, in Maxville, Perry county, then clerk in New Lexington 
with Colonel Free; was there about a year, then was a contractor on
the railroad for four years. He located here in October, 1873, and 
established his present business, and has the best stock in town and a
good trade. He was married in February, 1870, to Miss Mary C.,
daughter of Joel D. and Eliza (Vanatta) Elder. They are the parents
of three children, living, viz.: Keturah B., William H., and Lois
Viola. Mr. Moore's father was a Captain in the Mexican War, and
was Captain of home guards for several years. He was presiding officer
of the guards at the time Work was hung at Somerset, this county, for
the murder of a boy. He was of German and Irish descent.
     MOORE, ALVAH F., Chicago, Illinois. Very prominent among
Perry county's most promising young men stands the name
of A. F. Moore. Though still young, he has shown an aptitude and
capacity for business seldom seen. He is the youngest son of G. W.
and Harriet (Richards) Moore, both of whom are now living, 
residents of New Lexington. A. F. was born in the village of Saltillo,
this county, June 10, 1860. Giving early promise of aptitude beyond
his years he attended the village school until fourteen years of age,
when, his father having been elected to the office of County Recorder,
he removed with him to New Lexington. At this age he entered the
high room of the public schools at that place, where he remained until
he graduated at the age of sixteen, also filling the position of deputy
under his father during this time. At the age of fourteen he was granted 
a certificate to teach. At the age of seventeen he began teaching,
a vocation he followed for three successive winters. In the meantime he
was employed by the County Commissioners to make a complete record
and plat of all the towns in the county. This work occupied his time
for one year, and when completed was pronounced the finest specimen
of pen work ever placed on record in the county. It is now on record
in the County Recorder's office, and is a work of which any one should
feel proud. He then began traveling for a Chicago firm, which he followed 
for eighteen months, when he returned to New Lexington, formed 
a copartnership with Mr. J. W. Dusenbury, and founded the newspaper 
known as The Independent. This enterprise proved a most decided 
success, in which he continued for one year, when he sold his 
interest to his partner to accept the management of one of the largest
publishing houses in Chicago, in which capacity he is still employed.
Mr. Moore was married December 6, 1881, to Miss Sack, only daughter 
of William and Elizabeth Martineau, of Roseville, Ohio.
     MOREHEAD, TURNER ELIAS, hardware, tin shop, stoves, etc., Main
street. New Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Morehead was born September 3,
1820, in Fauquier county, Virginia; son of Charles and Susannah 
(Barbey) Morehead. His father died when Turner was but eight years old.
At fifteen, he, with his mother's family, came to Somerset, this county,


and he went to the blacksmith trade, and followed it about sixteen years,
excepting one year's schooling, when about nineteen years of age. In
1853, he came to this place and followed his trade, until 1856, when he
established his present business, being the first establishment of the kind
in the place. Mr. Morehead has been successful in his business, 
having a fine stock of goods in his line, and a good farm which he also
oversees near this place. Mr. Morehead was married October 2, 1845,
to Miss Sarah, daughter of Robert and Nancy (Glass ford) Brown.
They are the parents of seven children, viz.: Owen Robert, Elizabeth, 
deceased; Charles Albert, Edward Newton, Otto Turner, deceased; 
Clara Belle and Elmer Grant. Mr. Morehead began life for
himself, a poor orphan boy, but by honest industry and economy, he
has obtained an ample competence.
     MORGAN, LEWIS, Shawnee, Ohio; was born July 14, 1833, in 
Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales; son of Lewis and Mary (Reese) Morgan.
Was brought up in his native town, where he remained until he was
twenty-six years of age, working in coal mines from his seventh year,
as follows: Plymouth, Ruma, Dowlesey and Aberdare, from where he
emigrated to America, coming to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and has
been employed on the following places: Freeport, Cannelton, 
Virginia, which place he left on account of war troubles, where his life was
threatened, and where he made good his escape through a window, and
reached Youngstown, Ohio, in safety, and went to Weathersville, 
Mahoning county, Ohio, where his family joined him, having come from
Wales. Came then to Coalburg, Trumbull county, Ohio; and then to
Hulburt; and was engaged in winter seasons in Iowa, Missouri, 
Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Morgan was married November 21, 1854, to
Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas and Catharine (Thomas) Jones, of
Pendenlwyn Glamorganshire, Wales. They are the parents of six
children, living, viz.: Martha, Catharine, Elizabeth, David, Edith,
and Lewis. Mr. Morgan is engaged in business for himself in this
     MORGAN, WILLIAM A., Assistant Postmaster. Shawnee, Ohio; was
born November 9, 1858, in Parkend, Gloucestershire, England; son of
Alfred and Mary A. (Simmons) Morgan. While yet a youth, his parents 
brought him to America, landing in New York, August 20, 1871,
whence they went to Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, where they remained
fifteen months, engaged in mining, and from there came direct to 
Shawnee, Ohio, arriving December 10, 1872, and has made this his home up
to the present. Since coming here he has spent one year in Madison
Academy, Mt. Perry, this county, the school year of 1877 and 1878;
eighteen months at Ohio University, beginning in the fall of 1878; one
year with his father as an iron ore contractor; and was employed in
August, 1880, as Assistant Postmaster, where he has remained to this
time. Mr. Morgan's father moved to Jackson county, Kansas, August,
1880, where he purchased a farm, and has followed agricultural pursuits
up to this time. His post office is Holton, Jackson county, Kansas.
        MOTZ, MICHAEL, proprietor family grocery and bakery, Main street,
New Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Motz was born November 6, 1845, in
Knox county, Ohio, son of Philip and Barbara (Young) Motz, of 
German descent. In 1867, Mr. Motz established his business first in 


Millersburg, Ohio, where he remained one year, when he came to this
place, where he has continued his business to the present time. Mr.
Motz was married March 19, 1867, to Miss Magdalena, daughter
of John and Catharine (Derenberger) Ullman, of German ancestry.
They are the parents of five children, viz.: Charles E., deceased;
Clara, Catharine, James, Arthur, deceased, and Albert William.
     MULLEN, WILLIAM, farmer, Pike township; post office, New 
Lexington, Ohio; was born August 19, 1804, in county Tyrone, Ireland;
son of Owen and Sarah (Harvey) Mullen. Mr. Mullen was raised a
farmer, and has made agricultural pursuits the business of his life, 
except fourteen years he worked on public works, engaged on the Union
Canal, and assisted in making the first tunnel that was made in the
United States of America, on Union Canal, in Lebanon county, Penn-
sylvania. Came to America in 1823, bringing with him his mother and
sister, his father having died in Ireland when he was about fourteen
years of age. Sailed from Belfast to New Brunswick, and from thence
to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; from thence went to Lancaster, Penn-
sylvania, where they remained about three years, and he was engaged
on public works; one year on Union Canal, eight or nine months on
Delaware and Peapatch Canal, and remainder of time on turnpike.
Came to Perry county, Ohio, in 1826, and settled near Somerset, and
soon after bought the eighty acres of land upon which he now lives, and
to which he has since added two hundred and forty acres, owning in all
three hundred and twenty acres. The first purchase of eighty acres
was for one hundred dollars, and was relinquished land. Has had all
of his land optioned at forty-five dollars per acre, as mineral land. The
first two years he was employed on public works, he received forty cents
per day for his labor. During his employ at tunnel, he received sixty-
two and one-half cents per day and board. While upon the turnpike,
the highest wages he ever received, was seventy-five cents per day and
board himself. He also assisted in this State in building the reservoir
in Fairfield county. Cleared the eighty acres he first purchased, and a
good deal on the balance that he now owns. Was married February,
1842, to Miss Rosa, daughter of Edward and Catharine (McCaffrey)
McGoldrack, of county Tyrone, Ireland, but lived in Columbus, Ohio,
at the time of her marriage. They are the parents of two children now
living, viz.: William Thomas and Mary A., and six deceased, viz.:
Patrick, John, and four died in infancy. In an early day, Mr. Mullen
used to pay a six pence per bushel for getting his wheat ground, as they
would not take toll. Can remember when Rehoboth was much larger
than New Lexington; and has seen its streets crowded with six-horse
teams from Pennsylvania for tobacco. Cows with calves by their sides
were sold for seven dollars. In purchasing stock, produce was given
as pay, and money was but little known and used. Coffee was so scarce,
that it was only used upon the occasion of guests or on Sunday morning. 
Corn was worth twelve and one-half cents, and wheat twenty-five
cents per bushel. He has really known all of a pioneer's life, and is
one of the few who now live to realize the luxuriant outgrowth of these
labors and hardships.


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