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banded, when he was assigned to General Hazen's
staff, with headquarters at Louisville. There he
remained until September, at which time his reg-
iment was ordered home and he was allowed to



join them at CoLumbus. September 26 he was
mustered out of service, after a most varied army
experience.

On leaving the army Mr. Powleson went to
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he took a course in
Kastman's Business College. In thespringof 1866,
in partnership with M. S. Nabor, he opened a hard-
ware store in New Philadelphia, but sold out his
interest in the fall of 1868 and went to Kansas,
where he si)ent two years, engaged in the milling
business at Topeka. Returning to New Comers-
town, Ohio, he went into the hardware trade, and
for the next ten years was employed in conduct-
ing his place of business there; but in 1882 he
sold out and became interested in farming in Ox-
ford Township. For some twelve years thereafter
"lie devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, and
though his home is now in New Philadelphia, he
he still looKs after and superintends his farm.

June 5, 1870, Captain Powleson was married
at New Comerstown to Miss Rebecca A., daughter
of David and Mary (Ross) Mulvane, prominent
early settlers of this county. The father, now de-
ceased, was a well known dry-goods merchant of
this county, and the widow is now living at To-
peka, Kan., with her sons. Six children were born
to our subject and wife. Mary E., the eldest,
is the wife of Albert Senhauser, of this place;
Clark W. is deceased; Bert D. resides at home;
Pearl M. is the next in order of birth; and the two
youngest, Lucile II. and John D., have been adopt-
ed by their uncle, John R. Mulvane, of Topeka,
Kan. The devoted wife and mother, who was a
devout member of the Methodist Protestant Church
and much beloved by all who knew her, departed
this life March 10, 1883.

A Republican in i)olitics, Captain Powleson is al-
so identified with the Grand Army of the Republic
and the Union Veteran Union. He is also a Ma-
son, belonging to New Philadelphia Lodge, A. F.
ct A. M. He is Captain of Company M, Seven-
teenth Ohio National Guards. While at New Com-
erstown he served for five years in this regiment,
and has given considerable attention to the re-or-
ganization of his company, which he hopes to make
one of the best in the state. The Captain feels
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the severe wound which lie received wliile figlit-
■ng his countr3''s battles. He could never have
survived the injuiy had he not heen blessed \yitli
a good constitution, been temperate in his habits,
and furnished with a large amount of will power.
A pleasant and genial companion, he is higlily es-
teemed by a large circle of friends and acquaint-
ances.



JESSE D. ELLIOTT is the capable and trust-
worthy bookkeeper of the Exchange National
Hank of Canal Dover. He is a man of ener-
getic and industrious habits, and is conscien-
tious and i)ainslaking in tiie discharge of every
duty. He is a native of Tuscarawas County, his
birth having occurred in New Philadelphia, Octo-
ber 23,' 1851, and in that place were spent his early
years.

Jesse D. Elliott, Sr., the father of our subject, was
born in Mansfield, Ohio, on Christmas Day, 1819.
In his early manhood he wprked for two years
with his uncle, Commodore P^Uiott, in the Phila-
delphia Navy Yards. In February, 184G, he mar-
ried Miss Mary Ikclitel, and shortly after, with his
young wife, came to Ohio. Entering into partner-
ship with Charles H. Mitchener, he engaged in tlie
publication of the Ohio Democrat for a few years,
establishing that paper on a good basis. In 1862
he was honored by being elected County Auditor,
and was re-elected to that important position in
1864. A man of more than average intelligence
and ability, he was much beloved by all who had
the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was a mem-
ber of Lodge No. 177, A. F. ife A. M., and was one
of the charier members of the Odd Fellows' lodge
of New Philadelphia. The Elliotts were of Scotch
and Irish ancestry, and were especially prominent
as patriots during the War of 1812. The dealli of
J. D. Elliott, Sr., occurred April 12, 1891, when he
left a wife and four children to mourn his loss.
The following tribute to his memory was written by
a friend and fellow-citizen: "Under the shadow of-
the great courthouse dome, at his ple.isant but
now desolate home, lies the pale form of one of



the most intelligent and upright citizens of our
city and county. Jesse D. P^Uiotl, the pioneer
printer and editor, the revered father and respected
neighbor, has been gathered to his fathers, his hon-
ors thick upon him. He was once County Audi-
tor, and made a record without a blemish. He
had no narrow, selfish ambition, njO greed for
wealth, no thirst for empty glory. He was often
honored with gratuitous appointments of trust,
which he performed with modest zeal. Among
others he was an intimate friend of Judge Pearce
and prominent members of the Bar. To-day our
beautiful city mourns his death."

Tiie first few years in the life of Jesse D. Elliott,
of this notice, were passed mainly in the acquisi-
tion of an education in the public schools of his
native city. However, he learned far more in the
printing-oflicc which he entered while still young
in years, and in which he remained until he was in
his seventeenth year. At that time he went to St.
Louis, Mo., where he followed his trade for three
months. Then, returning to New Philadelphia, he
was given a position as clerk in the Auditor's office,
and so well fulfilled the duties pertaining thereto
that he was retained for about eleven years. He
also served for one year as Auditor, by appoint-
ment upon the death of Frederick Walter, Auditor.
For a few months he was a citizen of St. Paul,
Minn., whither he had gone to try his fortunes in
the real-estate business. In 1877 became to Canal
Dover, and was at once given a position in the
bank, where he has since leraained. He is a thor-
ough and practical bookkeeper, and possesses
marked talent for this branch of work. In his po-
litical convictions he is a Democrat, and by his
ballot and influence ably supports the candidates
and platform of his party.



-TT DAM K. BROOM, one of the prominent

/ — \ business men of Cambridge, is the owner

of a large and well stocked groceiy. He

bought out his present business in 1889, and is

making a good success of his enterprise. He is a



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veteran of the late war, having participated in
many of its leading battles, and is an enthusiastic
member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Daniel Broom, the father of our subject, was
born in Guernsey County. October 18, 1820, but
his parents, Rev. Hugh and Helen (Swan) Broom,
were both natives of Scotland, and settled in Cam-
bridge Township in 1816. Rev. Hugh Broom was a
minister in the Baptist Cliurch, and aided in tiie or-
ganization of many congregations. For years he
was pastor of what is called the Cambridge Bap-
tist Church, three miles south of this city, and was
for more than half a century actively engaged in
ministerial work. He died October 25, 1863, while
his wife died in the year 1854. Of their children,
James died in Kansas in 1887; George died in
Ohio in 1845; Elizabeth was the wife of Nathan
Huffman, now of Emporia, Kan.; Daniel was the
next in the family; Christiana, wife of John Mc-
Donald, died in Guernsey County, February 11,
1889; Hugh died in March. 1893; Ellen became
the wife of John Reed, and died in January, 1891,
aged sixty-one years; and Jennie died in child-
hood.

Daniel Broom married Rebecca Kimball, Janu-
ary 27, 1842. She was a daughter of Adam and
Mary Kimball, natives of New Jersey and Penn-
sylvania, respectively. The Kimballs were among
the earliest settlers of Guernsey County. Daniel
Broom and wife had three children: Adam K.;
Mary Ellen, born October 10, 1845; and George
W., October 1, 1860. Tlie daughter died January
31, 1872. George W. is a dealer in real estate and
an enterprising youug businessman of Cambridge.
The senior Mr. Broom has been a life-long farmer,
but of late 3'ears has been interested in commercial
and other pursuits. For eight years he was en-
gaged in the butcher's business, after which he en-
gaged in mining in Colorado during the winter of
1881-82, but is now living retired. He was an
original Abolitionist, and voted the Free Soil
ticket when no other vote of the kind was cast in
his township. He was Justice of the Peace for
seventeen years in Liberty Township, and only es-
caped further service by removing from that lo-
cality. In 1870 he was Township Assessor, and
was a Trustee for two vears. He and his wife are



members of the Baptist Church, and in politics he
is a strong Prohibitionist.

Adam K. Broom was born March 6, 1843, and was
brought up on a farm. He enlisted December 18,
1861, in Company I, Eightieth Ohio Infantry, and
participated in the following-named battles: Farm-
ington, siege of Corinth, luka, Jackson, siege of
Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resaea, Columbia,
and numerous skirmishes at various times, and
particularly on the march to the sea. He received
an honorable discharge in August, 1865, at Little
Rock, Ark.

In 1869 our subject engaged in the butcher's
business, and attended to a market in Cambridge.
He removed here to make a permanent settlement
in 1872, and followed liis former occupation for
seven years longer, after which he was engaged in
the grocery business for two years. His next ven
ture was going to Colorado, where he prospected
for gold and silver some seven years, at the end
of which time he returned to Cambridge and pur-
chased his present store.

In the fall of 1866 Adam K. Broom married
Amanda C. Mathers, by whom he has had four
children, namely: William H.; Mary E., wife of
John G. Payne, of .Indiana; James Franklin and
Albert K. In regard to politics our subject is an
unswerving Republican.



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Online LibraryHenry James LeePortrait and biographical record of Guernsey County, Ohio, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with biographies and portraits of all the p → online text (page 20 of 83)