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his daughter Elizabeth, then recently married, and
he met with an accident which cost him his life.
He was walking along the streets with a looking-
glass under his arm, which cast a reflection in such
a manner as to frighten a team of horses which was
passing. In endeavoring to catch the runaway-
team, he was thrown under them and killed. His
family numbered nine cliildren, namely: George,
Edward, William, Margaret, Rebecca, Ann, Eliza-
beth, Catherine and Jane. George died after com-
ing to America, in California; William departed
this life in Jefferson Township, this countj', wlien
fifteen years of age, his death being caused by the
accidental discliarge of a gun; Margaret, Rebecca
and Ann died in this county.

Our subject, when Morgan's men passed through
Washington, this state, during the late war, mount-
ed ids horse, and, in company with many others,
went to the scene of battle, witnessing the conflict
between the Union and Confederate forces, at
which lime three of the enemy were killed. It
was here Mr. Warne lost a valuable horse and sad-
dle; the Union soldiers simply borrowed it, but



forgot to return it, and lie was compelled to walk
home. Mr. Waine during the war contributed
very freely of his money to furnish substitutes for
the draft. There were so few men left in tlie
county that the women wore compelled to do or-
dinary labor on the farms.

Coming here in an early day in the history of
the state, the father of our subject has told his chil-
dren of a time in 1812 when the Indians were so
hostile that often the inhabitants were obliged to
tlee to block houses, which they liad erected for the
protection of their families, when *'ie male resi-
dents would try to lessen the nuK of redmen
by tiic use of their rifles. Wild game was very
plentiful at that time, and the family- never wanted
for fresh meat of any kind, as almost any tinieo'iC
could step to the door and bring down a turkey or
tieer. Mr. and Mrs. Warne are members in excel-
lent standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

JAMKS DICKSOX, M. 1). The calling of a
physician is not only one of the most ardu-
ous, but one of the most responsible, puiMiils
in which man can engage, and he who at-
tains a high reputation in this profession must
necessarily be endowed with ph3-sical endurance,
keen intelligence and excellent judgment. The
subject of this sketch is one whose extensive i)rac-
tice and high standing in professional circles prove
conclusively- his ph^'sical and mental endowments,
his careful culture, and his painstaking efforts lo
continually add to his theoretical knowledge and
practical skill. As a private citizen he is highly
esteemed for his public spirit, personal example,
and interest in all that is of benefit to the members
of the community and the county at large.

Our subject was born .July 2, 1837, in Huron
County, this state, to James and Anna (Miller)
Dickson, natives of Pennsylvania. The fatiier
followed the occupation of a farmer all his life,
andvvas very successful in this industry. IJy his
union with Miss Miller there were born eight chil-

dren, only one beside oar subject living, Emily,
now Mrs. Edward Gifford.

The primary studies of Dr. Dickson were car-
ried oil in the public schools of his native county,
after which he attended the normal, pursuing an
extended course of study and being thoroughly
drilled in the various branches which he under-
took. Choosing the medical profession for his
life work, he began reading under the instruction
of Drs. Keith & Vail, prominent physicians of Hu-
ron County'.

The medical studies of our subject were inter-
rupted by the call for volunteers during the late
war, and Ma^- 2, 1864, he enlisted as a member of
Company C, One Hundred and Sixty-sixth Ohio
Infantry, and was mustered iii^^o service in the
Twenlv-seconvl Army Corps^l^eeond Division, then
stationed in Virginia. He was appointed Third
Sergeant of his company, and participated in all
the engagements in which they were ordered un-
til his honorable discharge, September 9, 1864.

After his return from the army Dr. Dickson be-
gan the practice of medicine. Several years later
he took a course in the Homeopathic Hospital
College at Cleveland, this state, from which he was
graduated in 1875. That year we find him located
in .jerry City, Wood County, making his home
there and engaged in practice until the fall of
1875, when he removed to Leesville, Carroll Coun-
ty, where he remained until 1881, in which year
he located in Canal Dover.

The lad}' who became the wife of Dr. Dickson
bore the maiden name of Barbara Pearch, and the
ceremony- which made them one was celebrated
February 22, 1861. ^Irs. Dickson was the daughter
of .Joseph Pearch, of Carroll County. She has be-
come the mother of three children: Arael Adra,
now the wife of John Adams, of Columbus; Jen-
nie E. and James Berta, at home. Mrs. Dickson,
although not a practicing physician, is well versed
in the science of medicine, and alw.iys been of
the greatest aid to the Doctor, enci>araging him in
every effort, and when necessary taking upon her-
self the entire management of home affairs. In
social affairs the Doctor belongs to Ricksecker Post
No. 469, G. A. R., of which he has been elected
Commander, the National Union and Protected



Home Circle, the two latter insuianoe orders. He
is medical examiner for the various insurance
companies located in tliis city, which position lie
has held for many years. In politics he is a be-
liever in Republican principles, and cast his first
vote for John C. Fremont. Under President Har-
rison's administration he was appointed a member
of the Pension Board of Tuscarawas County, of
which bod}- he has also been President.

The Dicksons are of Scotch origin. Tiie Doctor
has in his possession a Bible i)rinted in London in
1573. It has been handed down in the family'
from generation to generation, always descending
to a person by the name of James. It contains
many of the family records, including a church
letter bearing date of June 7, 1784.


PATRICK DOUGHERTY, one of the ex-
tensive farmers of Warren Township, is
a native of County Derry, Ireland, and
his birth occurred in 1825. His paternal grand-
fatlier, Charles Dougherty, was a farmer by occu-
pation. His three sons and two daughters all
grew to maturity, were married, and had families.
Religiously the father was a member of tlie Roman
Catholic Church.

The parents of our subject, William and Rosa
(McCliaster) Dougherty, were natives of Counties
Derry and Antrim, Ireland, respectively. The
former was a weaver b^' trade in early life, but
later turned his attention to farming. Eight of
his children lived to maturity, namely: Cliarles, a
physician, who went to Scotland; Hugh, a farmer
in Ireland; Ellen, Mrs. Mullin; Nancy, Mrs. Mc-
Cliaster; Hugh; Patrick; Mary, Mrs. Kailay; and
Rosa, who died unmarried. Bridget died in infancy.

Patrick Dougherty received limited school ad-
vantages in his native land. After a voyage of
six weeks he landed in New York Citj', April 26,
1847, and remained in the metropolis for the fol-
lowing year. Thence he proceeded to New Or-

leans, and until 1855 was a watchman on Mis-
sissippi and Oiiio River steamboats. During this
time liis home was at different points, but in 1855
lie permanently settled in Warren Township. The
farm wliich he has since cultivated comprises one
hundred and sixt3 - four acres, whicii were formerly
the property of his father-in-law.

September 26, 1852, Mr. Dougherty married
Elizabeth Sherrod, who was born in Carroll Coun-
ty, Ohio, July 22, 1828. Her parents were Charles
M. and Amy (Seran) Sherrod. The former was
born in 1804, in Carroll County, and died in this
county in 18G4. In his early days he was a black-
smith by trade, but his first genuine start on the
road to llnancial independence was by making
"ground-liog" threshers. At the time of his de-
mise his estate numbered about nine hundred acres.
He served as Justice of the Peace, was a supporter
of tiie Democratic partj-, and was a leader in the
Methodist Episcopal Church. Fraternally he was
an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason. To himself
and wife were born four children, the eldest of
whom is Mrs. Dougherty, and the others are: Ma-
rinda, who has been three times married; Ann M.,
Mrs. Bartholomew; and Amanda, Mrs. McCartney.

William Sherrod,_the grandfather of our sub-
ject's wife, was a pioneer of Carroll County, tins
state, where he entered and cleared a farm, and
wiiere he had some unpleasant experiences with the
Indians in early days. He was a member of the
Metliodist Episcopal Church and a most estimable
man in every respect. His wife, whose maiden
name was Mary Bilderback, bore him seven sons
and six daughters. Micajah Seran moved to Ohio
in the early years of its liistoiy. Coming in ad-
vance of his family in order to secure a suitable
location, he landed in Cadiz and was unfortu-
nately taken ill, and the doctor who was called in
to administer to the sick man, hot being master of
his profession, gave him a dose of medicine which
resulted in his death. His widow and her thirteen
children afterward took up their abode in Cadiz.

To Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dougherty were born
twelve children, and all but two have lived to be-
come worthy and respected citizens of the com-
munities in which they dwell. In order of birth
they are as follows: Charles W.; David B.; Amy


A., Mrs. Jacob Croy; Roia E.; Hugh, now of Ken-
lucky; Mary K.,Mi-s. Scott Pcarcli; Patrick, Clem-
ent L., James S. and Rel)ecca M.

Our subject is the owner of a homestead com-
prising one hundred and eiglity-eiglit acres, though
in former years his possessions amounted to fully
three hundred and sixty acres. He is a Catliolic,
and liis wife is a member of the Metliodist Episco-
pal Church, and they enjoy Uic conlideiice of all.


with which we head this biogrnphy needs
no introduclicni, its possessor being well
known as the eflieieiit Postmaster of Guernsey, in
which place he is also engaged in the mercantile
business. He is a citizen of high repute, and as
an otlicial gives entire satisfaction to all concerned.

Our subject is a native of Wheeling Townsliii),
and was born August 13, 1816, to John and C.iUi-
erine (.Schwyhart) Lewis, the former of whom w;is
born in Maryland, and died in 1852, aged thirty-
four years. lie was the son of John, Sr., and ICliz-
abeth Lewis, natives of the Emerald Isle, whence
they emigrated to the United States about 18:50.
Having heard much about the fortunes to be made
in the Buckeye Stiite, they came hither, and soon
thereafter the grandfather was drowned by the
capsizing of his canoe on AVills Creek, in Liberty
Township. His wife then removed to Tuscarawas
County, and later returned to Virginia, wliere she
died at the advanced age of eighty years.

The father of our subject followed the business
of a shoemaker until his Like his father,
he was drowned in the lock at New Comerstown,
while drawing water to assist in extinguishing a
fire. Mrs. Catherine Lewis was born in Belmont,
Ohio, and died in 1875, at the age of fifty-five.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth
Schwyhart, natives, respectively, of Pennsylvania

and Virginia. They lenioved from Guernse}' Coun-
ty to Belmont about 1837, and there passed the
rest of their lives, engaged in cultivating the soil.

The parents of our subject were married in
Wheeling Township, in 1840, and to them was
granted a family of six children, three sons and
three daughters, namely: Joseph F., deceased; Sa-
rah E., the wife of John Fulkert, a farmer of this
township; William, the subject of this sketch; Mary
J., now the wife of John Bcrr}^ of Kinibolton,
this state; David, deceased; and one who died
unnamed in infancy. The family was well and
favorably known in this locality, its members be-
ing honest, hard-working and God-fearing people.

The subject of this sketch began the battle of
life at the .age of seven years, at which time he
was deprived of the care of his father. He worked
in the tobacco fields, receiving from six and one-
fouilli cents fb eighteen cents per daj' and his
board. In the mean lime, being anxious to obtain
a good education, lie attended the district school
during the dull seasons of work, and, although the
subjects taught there were veiy incompetently
handled, yet he gained a good understanding of
the common branches.

When only fifteen years of age, young Lewis
enlisted in the War of the Kebellion, becoming a
nieiiilier of Couii)any L Eightieth Ohio Infantr}',
and. allhough in the army until the close of the
war. never wounded or taken prisoner. On
his return home he rented a farm in this township,
which he operated successfully for a year, dur-
ing which time he resided at Kimbolton. At the
expiralion of that time he made a purchase of a
small tract of land, also in Wheeling Township,
on which he moved, and was eng.Tged in its oper-
ation for five years. In addition to this, he rented
other laud, and was occupied in cultivating the
soil on quite an extensive scale.

]\L-. Lewis continued to follow the occu[)atioii
of !in agricnltuiisL until 1880, when he purch.ased
a portable sawmill, and for the succeeding four
years traveled through the county doing work. He
then rented a farm after selling this property, and
again followed the fortunes of farm life until the
j'ear 18V2. That year he came to Wheeling, and
began clerking for the firm of which he is now the



junior iiu'iiibcr, liis ptirtiior in fiusincss being W. K.
(';iso. Tliey do a large luisiiu'ss, niul are widely
linown for tiieir progipssiveiioss anvl courteous
treatment of customers. Jlr. Lewis lias been Town-
ship Clerk, and at the present time is holding the
ollicc of Justice of the Peace. lie was appointed !
I'ostmaster in 1894, and is discharging the duties I
of the position in a capable and ellicient manner,
lie is a member in good 'standing of the Method-
ist Kpiseoiial Church, and in political affaus is a
straightforward Republican, casting his lirst vote
'or V. S. Grant. As a citizen, he is always on the
ide of every social and moral reform; as a neigh-
)or he is kind, and as a friend stanch and true.
The poor and distressed find in him a cheerful
iclper, to whom no appeal is made in vain.

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ry OL. ZACCIIEUS A. I'.EATTY. This gon-
C^^ tleman, who figured (jrominently in the
early history of Guernsey County, was the
jon of John P)eatty, who came to the present site
of Cambridge in April, 1803, making the journey
hither from I.oudoun County, Va. His family in-
cluded three sons and three daughters. During
the year 1805 the survey of Cambridge was made,
and the first house built on the town plat was oc-
cupied by him.

The brothers and sisters of our subject were
Capt. Cyrus P., John, .Susan, Elizabeth and Sarah.
Colonel ljeatty,in partnership with Jacob Gomber,
at one time owned the entire site of Camlnidge.
lie was born in Frederick C^onnty, Md., in 1771,
and became a citizen of Ohio soon after it was ad-
mitted into the Union as a state. He lirst located
at Steubenville, and was for a period connected
with tlie land oflice. He was a member of the
Town Council at its organization, and was Repre-
sentative froiii Jefferson County in the second

Legislature of Ohio. In the year 1807 he locatetl
at Cambridge, then in Muskingum County.

Our subject and his brotlier-in-law, Mr. Gomber,
were extensive land-t>wners in this sectif)n, having
inirchased a quarter of the township in which Cam-
bridge was located, besides other large tracts. lie
too took an active part in the organization of
(uiernsey County, which was so called for the
(iuernsey settlers of 180G. He was the lirst repre-
sentative to the state Legislature after its foinia-
lion in 1810. He was afterward elected to the
Senate from the district of which this county
formed a part.

Cyrus P. I'.catty, brother of our subject, was ap-
|)ointed the lirst Clerk of Guernsey County, and
later resigned the oflice in order to take command
of. a company from this section who fought in the
War of 1812. Colonel Beatty was aiipointed his
successor and lllled the ollice in a satisfactory
manner. Our subject departed this life when in
his sixty-first year. He was a very active ami
prominent bu>iness man of this section dtiringlhe
early jjart of his life. He possessed a good educa-
tion, and in various ways aided and encouraged
the establishment of schools throughout the coun-
ty. He was deeply interested in all measures
which would tend toward the upbuilding of liis
townslii|) and count}', and used his inlluence in
bringing within its bounds those enterprises which
would be of lasting usefulness to its inhabitants.
He was a man fitted by nature for the position
which he occuiiied in the community of that early
day, and, possessing a strong character, left an im-
press on the lives of the settlers in the wilderness
of Ohio.

The family of our subject included four sons-
and three daughters: .John P., Allen AV.,
S., Cyrus P., Margery (Mrs. Dunlap), Sarah (Mrs.
Beymer) and Maigaret (.Mrs. Ross). These sons
and daughters have long since passed away, and
at the present time there are none of their de-
scendants living in Cambridge.

Colonel lieatty was married to Margery Met-
calf in 1802. It was through the inlluence of his
brother-in-law, (ieorge Motcalf, a surveyor in the
Steubeiiville Land District, that he was induced
to make settlement in Cambridge. Colonel Beatty



was also connected witli General Hiygs in locating
the tiuiving city of Cadiz, in Harrison County,
ind in many other ways was instrumental in tlie
up-building of this section, and it is therefore with
pleasure that wc present these few facts to the
I'eaders of Guernsey County.

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WILLIAM C.GOULD is prominent in
the social, political and literary life of
Tuscarawas County as the editor of tlie
Democratic Adoocate, a journal ably conducted in
the interests of his party. He is at present resid-
ing in Canal Dover, but was born in Carlisle, I'a.,
the dale thereof being April 13, 1824. He is the
son of Henry and Klizaheth (Rice) Gould, natives,
respectively, of Cumberland and Chester Coun-
ties, Pa.

The father of our subject was born in the year
1800, and died in IS?."}, after having spent a life
which secured hiin the respect and esteem of all
who knew him. lie was of Cerman descent, the
first representative of this brancli of the family
having emigrated from Germany in 1770, mak-
ing settlement in Pennsylvania, lie rendered liis
adopted country valuable service during the War
of 1812, being a drummer-boy under Commodore
Perry on Lake Erie.

The parental family included twelve ciiildren,
ten of whom are living. The lirst death which
occurred in the family for a half-century was in
1894, when two of the household [lasscd away.
William C, of this sketch, attended school until a
lad of twelve years, and two years later entered
the otiice of the American Volunteer. After a serv-
ice there of seven yeais he left, and, going to Ilai-
risburg. Pa., remained the greater part of a year.
He returned to this slate in 1848, locating at
Eaton, where he was given charge of the Eaton
Democrat. Being well equipped for journalism, he
ably managed this paper for six years. While there
he was api)ointed Postmaster by President Pierce.

The following j-ear he resigned his oliicial po-

sition, and, moving to Lebanon, began the publi-
cation of the Citizen. Ten years later we lliul him
living in Washington C. H., there editing the lieg-
ister. While there he ai)pointed Message Clerk
of the Ohio House uf Representatives, retaining
that position for two terms of the Legislature.

In 1875 Mr. Gould look up his abode in Jack-
son, where he became the proprietor of the Herald,
devoting himself to the management of this paper
for ten years. Tlie following year he came to
Dover and bought the office and appurtenances of
the Democratic Advocate, which he has since con-
ducted. The paper is well edited, is a bright,
newsy, original sheet, and has a good circulation,
that is by no means confined to parly lines, foi
though our subject is true to the principles of the
Democratic party, he is by no means unrestrictedly
aggressive, and is not offensive in his defense ol
parly issues.

The marriage of William C. Gould and Miss
Mary C. Slriiio was celebrated May 1, 1846. To
them born a son, Harry, who is also following
the printer's trade. In social affairs our subject is
a Knight of Pythias, belonging to the Uniformed
Rank; also a member of the .Junior Order of
United American Mochaiiics, of Dover.


/'~y IIRISTIAN BKNCE. Every country, stale
^~W and counl3' furnishes its quota of what
the world calls self-made men, who, com-
mencing life without financial assistance, have by-
means of their own good jii.lgment and energy
succeeded in gaining success in their chosen voca-
tion. The subject of this sketch, who is a bl.ack-
sinilh by occu|)alion, undoubtedly belongs to this
cl.ass, for during the 3'ears in which he has thus
been emplojed he has gained a good competence.
A native of Germany, Mr. Bence was born in
Haden, October 20, 1842, to Gottlieb and Cather-
ine (Urucks) r.ence, also born in the Ealherland.
Christian was a lad of four years at the time of



the family'.-; omigialion to tire New Woiid. and
was deprived of llie care of liis fallier l)y dealli
eleven weeks after their arrival in t'anal Dover,
whieh place was their destination. The widowed
mother was married two yeais later to Louis ]>och-
iier, and on his decease became tlie wife of Jacob

The subject of this sketch was trained to a life
of industry, and when on^l}' fourteen years of age
began working in a blacksmith shop with his step-
father, lie afterwarii entered the employ of Fred
Shook, and when severing his connection with
him woiked for two years with George Rii)pel.
Young Bence next went to Slianesvillc, spending
three months in the employ of Mike Sliutt. On
his return home at the end of that time he assisted
his stepfather in carrying on the farm, and re-
mained until again starting out to battle wilii life
on hi> own account, which he did shortly there-

We next find our subject in Mason City, Va.,
working on coal barges. Not finding this work
l)r(jfitable, he returned home again, wlience lie went
to Canton, and for six months was in the employ
of John Sissel. lie made his home in that city for
a little over two years, being variously occupied
until his settlement in Canal Dover, in March,
1SG3. Wlien first establishing here he formed a
partnership with his stepfather, the connection
lasting for five 3ears. He then jjurcliased tlic in-
terest of Mv. Wegele, and since that time has re-
mained at the old stand. He has been very indus-
trious, always to be found at his place of business,
and 1)3'" hard liammer strokes " lias laid by a snug

Christian l.ence, when ready to establish a home
of Ids own, was married, November 20, 1861, to
Miss JMatilda Ann Shafer, and to them has been
granted a family of four cliiidren, bearing the re-
spective names of George H., Ilattie M., Ida M.
and Charles W. Tlie elder son is engaged with
liis fatlier in business. The sons and daughters
have been given good educations in the city schools
and are fitted to occupy respectable and useful po-
sitions in life.

In social affairs Mr. Hence is an Odd Fellow, and
in iiolitics i'"ids to Democratic piinciples. The

Kiiglisli Lulher.ui Church finds in him one of its
most ciiiK^istenl and valued supporters. He lias
been the reeipieiiL of i)ublic honors from ids fel-
low-citizen,-;, who h.ive recogiii/.ed his superior
business tact and other line qualifications, and
have often called him to assist in the administra-
tion of public aff'iirs. Thus he been a mem-
ber of the City Council, was School Director for
six years, Constable tme term, and Treasurer of
his townsliii) for a period of three .and one-lialf


JASPKU N. UMSTOTT. A prominent |)lace
among the agricultui isls of Guernsey Coun-

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