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her youngest child was an infant, the father then
married Rebecca Brownlee, daughter of William
Brownlee, a native of Washington County, Pa.,
whose wife's maiden name was Carson. His father
was born in Scotland and emigrated to America in
early manhood. He owned a large farm and one
of the finest brick houses in Washington County in
his day.

Until 1856 John Johnson continued to live in
Pennsylvania, but at that time removed to Guern-
sey County and bought a farm in Liberty Town-
ship. This he sold m 1863 and took up his resi-
dence on a farm in Muskingum County, dying
tlierc in September, 1885. By his marriage with
Rebecca Brownlee six children were born: W. B.,
who died at home in 1891; J. T., the subject of this
sketch; J. B., who is engaged in farming near New
Concord, Ohio; Martha G., who resides at home;
Keziah J., assistant matron of the Children's Home
at Cadiz; and Samuel L., who is still at home.

The education of our subject was conflned to
what he could obtain in the common scliools of the
district in which he was reared. AVitii his parents
he came to Ohio when he was eleven years of age,
and for a number of years his time was ))rincipally
given to agriculture. He then engaged in selling
fruit trees and patent rights until 1881, when he
began clerking in liis brother's drug store. His nat-
ural business ability was early made evident, and
ho met with good success in various undertakings.

In 1884 occurred the marriage of our subject
and Miss Nora, daughter of Samuel Speck. She
was born and grew up to womanhood in Ohio.
Four children, three sons and a daughter, have come
to gladden the hearts and home of our subject and

wife. They are named as follows: John P., Orrin
McClain, James Raymond andJVIaggie Neola. Mr.
Johnson was brought up in the faith of the United
Presbyterian Church, but his wife is a member of
the Methodist Episcopal denomination.


yyv LIJAH C. HATCHER, an enterprising
r C\ young business man of Cambridge, is pro-
prietor of one of the most complete gro-
ceries to be found in Guernsey County. He en-
joys a liberal and paying patronage, which he well
deserves, on account of his strictly honorable busi-
ness methods and his constant endeavor to please
all with whom he has dealings. He embarked in
his present line of business in this place in 1889,
and has made a success of the undertaking.

The Hatcher family has been identified with the
history of Belmont County, Ohio, since the early
part of this centuiy. The paternal grandfather of
our subject, for who'm the latter was named, be-
came a resident of the Buckeye State, about 1824)
he having removed here from Loudoun County,
Va. The parents of Elijah C. are Noah J. and
Mary Eliza (Gregg) Hatcher, both of whom were
born in Belmont County. The grandparents of
Jlrs. Hatcher were natives of Scotland.

Noah Hatcher has been engaged during his act-
ive life in agricultural pursuits in his native
county. He is still living, but his wife was called
from his side by death in 1892, at the age of fifty-
eight years. They were the parents of six chil-
dren: Rose, who is a resident of Belmont County;
Jennie, wife of J. N. Wilkinson, also of Belmont
County; John W., who died in early childhood;
Elijah C, of this sketch; Grace C.,Mrs. R. D. Hood,
of Cambridge; and Ida, who is still living with her

Elijah C. Hatcher grew up in the usual manner
of farmer lads, his t'me being divided between
working for his father and in attending the dis-
trict school. He supplemented his primary studies



by two 3'ears passed in the Ohio State University,
at Columbus. He tlien returned to agricultural
pursuits, but when two years had passed away con-
cluded to try his luck in tlie mercantile world. His
venture has been crowned with success and he has
proved himself to be fully qualified as a business
man. Fraternally he is a member of the Inde-
pendent Order of Odd Fellows and ia a Knight of

On the nth of October, 1887, Mr. Hatcher mar-
ried Miss Orplia 1). Sidebottom, whose parents were
John and Amney (Denford) Sidebottom, residents
of St. Clairsville, Ohio. They have one child, a
son, Emmett. Their little daughter, Delia, died
at the use of two years.

MICHAEL BAIR is one of the old and
lu'ominent farmers of Dover Township,
within the boundaries of which his home
has been made since 1845. In past years he was
the owner of several large and valuable farms, but
has sold or disposed of a portion of liis land,
though he still retains the old lioniestcad and two
hundred and twelve acres. He adheres to the Re-
publican party, and had the honor of casting his
first Presidential vote for the hero of Tippecanoe,
William Henry Harrison.

The birth of our subject occurred in Harrison
County, Ohio, April U, 1816. His father, Chris-
tian Bair, was a native of Pennsylvania, and came
to Ohio in an earl3' day in its history, settling
upon the farm where his son MiclKiel's birth sub-
sequently occurred. Before leaving the Keystone
State, Christian Bair wedded Mary Harinan, also a
native of that state, and of their union were born
five children: Michael; Jacob, deceased; David,
now of Iowa City, Iowa; Samuel, deceased; and
Sarah, the widow of Daniel Long, of Lagrange
County, Ind.

When Michael Bair was only ten years of age,
his parents removed to Holmes County^ this state,
and in the primitive log schoolhouses of that lo-

cality he received his rudimentary education. The
building used for a school was furnished with a
puncheon floor and seats made of slabs without
backs to them. Young Michael, however, only at-
tended school for a short time, and when he was
seventeen years of age he began serving an ap-
prenticeship to the blacksmith's trade. At the end
of two years he was thoroughly versed in the de-
tails of the business, and for one winter he worked
at a place in Holmes County. Going to Shanes-
ville, he entered the employ of Andrew Berkey, a
blacksmith, who was to pay him $5 per month.
This was in the summer of 1834, and during the
following winter he went to school in the county,
and received more benefit from this brief term
than he had cer before gained in his educational
experience. Continuing in the line of his trade,
he next became an employe of a man by the name
of Ream, who was to give him SlO per month for
three months. At the end of this time a partner-
ship was instituted between Messrs. Bair and Ream,
and this connection existed for two and a-half
years. When the partnership was dissolved, our
subject returned to Holmes Count3% where he
worked at his trade for the next two years.

In 1842 our subject purchased a farm of thirty-
five acres in the above county. He erected build-
ings, improved the place, and resided there for
three and a-half years. He then sold the farm for
^1,400, getting the best price per acre ever paid in
that county up to that time. In 1845 Mr. Bair
removed to Tuscarawas County, and took up his
residence upon a farm of sixty-five acres in Dover
Township. In 1849 he bought ninety acres ad-
joining this property, and two years later pur-
chased thirty acres joining his land on the east.
Subsequently he bought another ninety-acre tract,
next to the thirty Just mentioned, and to this he
afterward added twenty-five acres adjoining the
eastern sixty-four acres, where his residence now
stands. Ten acres lying in Franklin Township,
and five acres in the same township, which he
bought from Frank Rice, he afterward sold for

October 16, 1836, Mr. Bair married Catherine
Wimer. They commenced their married life on a
most economical scale, as they only possessed at


the time about 140 in silver. Mrs. Bair proved a
true helpmate, and by her good management, in-
dustry and thrift, was of valuable assistance to her
husband. They became the parents of ten chil-
dren, as follows: William H., who is deceased;
Nathan, of Fayette County, 111.; Benjamin, de-
ceased; Drucilla, Mrs. Joseph Brookens, of Grant
County, Wis.; Michael, Jr., a farmer of Dover
Township; Frank, who is also engaged in farming
in this township; Sarah, who lives at home; one
wbodied in infancy; Emma J., Mrs. C. C. Fernsell,
of this county; and John Wesley, who is still un-
der the parental roof. Mrs. Bair, who was a
worthy member of the United Brethren Church,
died January 22, 1878. Since 1846 our subject
has been a member and faithful worker of this
same denomination, and in all his dealings with
his fellows has been strictly honorable and up-

HENRY J. MARTIN is a prosperous farmer
of Jefferson Township, Guernsey Coun-
ty, and manages a well improved home-
stead on section 6, which has belonged to him for
the past twenty-six years. In politics he is a Re-
publican. He is a man of high standing and true
worth, devoted to the best interests of the com-
munity in which he has long made his iiome.
Since seventeen years of age he has been a member
of the United Presbyterian Church, with which his
wife has also been identified since her girlhood.

The paternal grandfather of our subject, John
Martin, was a native of County Down, Ireland.
He emigrated to the United States at an early day
and learned the blacksmith's trade in Pittsburg,
I'a., serving an apprenticeship of three years. He
married Margaret, sister of the late Henry McCart-
ney, County Commissioner of this county. To
John and Margaret Martin were born the follow-
ing children: Henry, born September 22, 1821;
Robert, August 1, 182.3; Nancy, James, Margaret,
Jane, John, William M. and Martha. Robert moved

to Iowa in 1852, and until December, 1891, re-
sided in Washington County. He married Mar-
garet Black, of Monmouth, 111., and of their seven
children only two are living. Nancy first mar-
ried Rev. John Clark, of Washington County, Iowa.
He was killed by a stroke of lightning, and after-
ward his widow became the wife of James Dawson.
James, a sub-contractor on railroads, married Hulda
Head. Margaret, who became Mrs. Samuel Me-
haffey, was for many years a resident of Cam-
bridge, and is now in Colorado. Jane, who is
unmarried, is now living with her sister, Mrs.
Martha Parr, in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa.
John married Mary H. McWilliams, a daughter
of Robert and Mary (Spear) McWilliams. Their
eldest son, James Sankey, is a minister of the Re-
formed Presbyterian Church at New Castle, Pa.
William M., born in 1842, enlisted in Company
K, Seventy-fourth Ohio Infantry, and was a valiant
and faithful soldier. Though he was color-guard,
and his companions were often shot down on
either side of him, he never received a wound. In
the charge of Booneboro, Ala., one hundred and
thirty-two of his regiment were killed. He mar-
ried a daughter of Henry McCleary, and is now
living in Arkansas City, Kan. Martha married
Robert Parr, who served throughout the war from
the organization of the Seventy-fourth Ohio Regi-
ment, and was a member of Company K. He is
now making his home in Indianola, Iowa.

Henry Martin, the father of our subject, was
born September 22, 1821, in Mercer County, Pa.,
and was married at the old Armstrong homestead,
in Jefferson Township, in September, 1844, to Eliza-
beth Armstrong. They had two children, Mar-
garet S., who was born July 3, 1845, and is now
deceased; and Henry J., our subject.

The birth of Henry J. Martin occurred Decem-
ber 1, 1846. He received a common-school educa-
tion, and was reared in Guernsey Countj^ Ohio.
From his bo3hood he has been interested in agri-
cultural pursuits, and has made a success of his
enterprise^. He was married, December 31, 1868,
to Harriet, daughter of Andrew and Eleanor Hur-
rel. She was born July 18, 1846, and by her mar-
riage has become the mother of two children. The
elder, Lizzie E., born December 1, 1869, married



George B. Adams, December 29, 1892. He is the
son of Thomas and Mary A. (Beal) Adams. Ella
A., the younger daughter, was born August 12,
1876, and is still living with her parents.

The parents of Mrs. Henry J. Martin, Andrew
and Eleanor (Milligan) Hurrel, were natives of
the Keystone State, and at an early day removed
to Muskingum County, Ohio. Their five children
wholivBd past childhood were: Cyrus, who died in
youth; Harriet, Mrs. Martin; Nancy, who died in
early womanhood; John, who wedded Agnes Clark
and has two children, Inez and Clark; and Luther,
who lived until lie was twenty-one years of age,
when he was called to his final rest. Andrew Hur-
rel was previously married to Miss Elsie Hayden,
by whom he had nine children. Their eldest son,
Samuel, was a soldier of Company H, Seventy-
eighth Ohio Regiment, was taken prisoner, and, as
a result of his privations, died at Annapolis, Md.,
after being exchanged. The other children were
as follows: James, Andrew, David, Elizabeth, Mary,
Sarah, Wilson; and Mary, wife of Daniel McCarthy.
Wilson was a member of the cavalry department
during the late war, and served in the Eastern
army until the surrender of Lee.

the Morton Tinplate Company of Cambridge,
is one of the prominent and influential men
of the city, and has done his full share to-
ward the development of the same since his resi-
dence here. The enterprise of which he is Presi-
dent is one in which much pride is felt by every
resident, and Mr. Marquand discharges the duties
of his position in an able and satisfactory manner.
Our subject is a native of this state, and was
born in Monroe Township, Muskingum County,
June 9, 1839. His parents were Solomon and Eliza
(Hanks) Marquand, and the father of the former,
Charles Marquand, was a native of the Isle of
Guernsey. His emigration to America, and set-
tlement in this state, made him one of its pio-

neers. He made his home in Monroe Township, in
the above county, until his death, in 1855, never
having had occasion to make any of those changes
which break up' old friendships and old associations
to a degree that those who have not been called
upon to endure them can never understand. He
was aged ninety years at the time of his decease.
He was of French extraction, and in following his
chosen occupation, that of an agriculturist, won an
enviable reputation.

The father of our subject was born in the Dis-
trict of Columbia, and after .attaining mature years
he learned the trade of a miller, which business
he followed during the most of his active life.
He reared a familj' of two sons, and departed this
life in 1841, aged thirty-six years.

John W., of this sketch, was but two years of age
when deprived of the care of a father, but his
mother, watching carefully over liim, gave him
every advantage for obtaining an education and
trained him to a life of honor and usefulness. He
owns a farm in his native county, which he operated
in connection with carrying on his mill until 1891.
During these years he was recognized as one of the
successful and representative agriculturists of Mus-
kingum County, where he lived until removing to

Mr. Marquand was elected to his present respon-
sible position in July, 1894, and under his efficient
management the industry is being made very
profitable and is rapidly increasing. Our subject
was married in this county, in the year 1874, to
Miss Annie E. Walker. Mrs. Marquand is the
daughter of William and Sarah Walker, and was
born in Guernsey County, November 25, 1850.
Her union with our subject has been productive of
three children, bearing the respective names of
Laura, Emma and William.

In his political sentiments Mr. Marquand is an
out-and-out Republican, having cast his first Pres-
idential vote for Abraham Lincoln, of which fact
he is very proud. His maternal grandfather, a rela-
tive of this noted man, took a deep interest in the
politics of that early day. Our subject was ex-
tremely popular in his native countj% which fact is
indicated by his appointment to the position of
Postmaster under the first administration of Cleve-



land, lie was at that time lesidiiig in Marquand,
wliicli place was named in iionor of the family.
Both our subject and his estimable wife were act-
ive members of the Methodist P'piscopal Church,
and the former M'as Steward of the congregation
prior to his removal to Cambridge. The mother
of our subject died in January, 1894, .aged eighty
years. She was a member of the Methodist Church,
and to her Christian spirit and teaching is due in
a great measure the splendid character which her
son, our subject, bears. Tiie latter takes great in-
terest in the education of his cliildren,and his elder
daugliter, Miss Laura, i* now attending the Cam-
bridge High School, froiii which she will be gradu-
ated in a short time.

\ \ '^'^^^^'^^^^ LKNllART. a well known
\/\.-^ niorchaiit and ix-l\)stnia,ster of Jiulivar,
did gallant and meritorious service
during the late war, paiticii>ating in some eighteen
hard-fought battles and many other engagements.
In 1889 he was appointed Postmaster of this jilace,
and etliciently discharged the duties of the ollice
until his term expired, September 1, 1893. In
politics he is a stanch Republican, and has ever
been a loyal citizen, both in times of peace and

Mr. Lenhart, a native of Shancsville, Tusca-
rawas County, was born October 12, 1843, and is a
son of Joseph and Julia Lenhart. The mother
died when the lioy was only twelve- years old, and
at a very early day the re-i-LiiMlMlitio^ uf life fell
upon his shoulders. 'Whin nine year? of age he
obtained employment on a repair boal on the (Jliio
Canal, and at intervals during the next nine years
he worked in this capacity.

Responding to his patriotic impulses, William
Lcnhait enlisted from Mill Township, September
21, 18(51, and became a meniber of Company K,
Fifty-first Ohio Regiment, lie ^vas enlisted at
(."amp Mci^^s, Tuscarawas County, and remained

there for a few weeks, and in camp at Cincinnati.
Then, proceeding to Louisville, Ky., a few weeks
more were spent in drill service at Camp Wickliffe.
The first battle in which he participated was that
of Dobson's Ford, on Stone River, December 9,
1862, in which several of the regiment were killed
and wounded. On the 2d of the following Jan-
uary occurred the battle of Stone River, in which
the Fifty-first did good service, though their loss
was excessive. Our subject was knocked down by
a piece of shell, and was taken prisoner on the
farther side of the river. His captors conveyed
him to Murfreesboro, thence to a point below At-
lanta, and finally placed him in Libby Prison at
Richmond. At the end of three weeks he was pa-
roled and sent to Annapolis, Md. A little later,
with many other ex-prisoners, he was sent to Camp
Chase, Columbus, Ohio. After two months spent
at home on a furlough, he reported at Columbus
and of his own free will accomi)anied the troops to
Holmes County for the purpose of breaking up Ft.
Fizzle, where some disloyal persons had established
a camp to resist the draft.

fining to McMinnville, Tenn., Mr. Lenhart
joined his regimcjit in the summer of 18G3, and
from there marched to Chattanooga. He was in
the advance on Chickamauga, where he partici-
pated in the battles of September 19 and 20. The
latter day was one of hard fighting for his com-
pany, and his superior officer, Colonel McLean,
was taken prisoner on the field. November 24
following occurred the famous battle of Lookout
Mountain, where many of the enemy were routed
out of their quarters in the early morning. Two
da_\s later Mr. Lenhart was active during tiie last
part of the battle of Mission Ridge, and pursued a
body of the enemy for twenty miles. The regi-
ment passed the succeeding winter at Chattanooga
and Shell Mound. In January, 1864, our subject
rc-enlisted, and went home in February on a thirty-
days furlough. May 3, having leturned to the
army, he left Blue Springs, and on the 9tli and
13th inst. took part in the engagement of Rocky
Face Ridge, the first battle which transpired dur-
ing Sherman's march to the sea. With three or
four of his comrades, Mr. Lenhart entered the de-
I sertcd camp of the enemy in advance of his com-


imny. Continuing onward, he and a comrade en-
tered Resaca in advance of the Union armj', and
were Ttiefi23. His parents, Abraham and Mary
(Watson) K>'os weix' natives of Pennsylv.'inia, and
came to this county ia 1821, locating in the above



township near where our subject now lives. They

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 51 of 83)