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Hi. Ida Belle^, b. June 30, 1863 ; m. Walter Baldwin, Feb.
24, 1887; r. Kirtland, O. Two children: Worthy b.
Aug. 24, 1889 ; Lawrence B.**, b. Aug. 4, 1895.

iv. Jefferson Jacoh^, b. Jan. 2, 1873 ; m. Lena Hager, Nov.
21, 1894; r. Kirtland, O. Four children: Floyd^ b.
Dec. 4, 1896; Claurant^, b. Sept. 23, 1898; Gordon D.^,
b. Feb. 26, 1899; Sylvia S.^ b. Feb. 16, 1901.

V. Clarissa Albcrtie^, b. Nov. 18, 1878; m. James Christy,
Oct. 9, 1900.

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8. Clarissa Ann Lilley^, b. Aug. 24, 1839; m. William
Greenstreet ; d. Nov. 21, 1899^^.

9. George W. Lilley^, b. Dec. 18, 1841 ; d. May 22, 1900;

10. Margaret Lilley^ b. at Mayfield, O., March 14, 1845;
m. first, James Covert, July 14, i860 ; second, Daniel C.
Dellinger, Feb. 27, 1891 ; r. Cleveland, O. Had three
children :

i. Amy A. Covert^, b. Sept. 20, 1861 ; she m. Fred. Hop-
kins, Sept. 17, 1882; he d. May 11, 1903; r. Cleveland,
O. Three children: Ross C.^ b. March 4, 1886;
Lida M.6, b. Dec. 30, 1890; Myrtle D.^, b. May 2, 1895.

a. Frank L. Covert^, b. May 26, 1865.

Hi. Claude R. Covcrfi, b. July 14, 1878; killed Feb. 11,
1899, in a railroad accident.

11. Orra Ann Lilley^, b. May 23, 1846; m. Daniel P. Sher-
man, May 7, 1862; d. Nov. 13, 1901, at Vicksburg, Mich.
Had five children :

i. Adda M.^, b. July 2, 1863 ; m. Anson W. Eberstein, May
6, 1899; r. Scotts, Mich.

a. Angle A.^, b. Aug. 25, 1865 ; m. first, James Lorback,
Oct. 14, 1886; second, Frederick F. Hodges, Dec. 25,
1901. Two children: Lynn Charles Lorback^, I3.
July 24, 1887; Harold Lorback^, b. March 29, 1890 — d.
Jan. 31, 1891.

Hi. Margaret E.^, b. June 6, 1869; m. George A. Squiers,
Dec. 28, 1898. One son: Merrill David^ b. July 4,

iv. Francic^. b. Jan. i, 1877; d. Feb. 13, 1890.

V. Maud Inec^ h. Oct. 18, 1880.

IV. JOHN GARNETT3, b. Nov. 3, 1805, in Seneca County,
N. Y. ; m. first, Mary Hunt, of Romulus, N. Y., in 1828, and
soon afterwards settled in Willoughby, Ohio: Alary d. March
2y, 1861 : m. second, Miss Augusta Van Avery. He d. Jan. 29,
1865, and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, near Willoughby.
He was many years proprietor of the "Garnett Hotel," 16 miles

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east of Cleveland, on the stage route to Sheridan. The house
was afterwards kept for a number of years by his son-in-law,
Orin F. Barton. Had five children :

1. Martha Ann Garnett^, b. Jan. 4, 1829; m. William Hitt,

1847; she d. March 12, 1874; he d. Feb. 10, 1896; r. Wil-
loughby, O. They had six children :

i. Mary Janc^, b. Aug. 21, 1848; m. Joseph L. Baldwin,
Dec. 20, 1866; r. Nottingham, O. Seven children:

a. Alvin W.^, b. Feb. 7, 1868; m. Maud Spafford, Dec. 24,

h. J 'an IV. ^, b. Sept. 17, 1869; m. Effie Payne, June 21,
1894. One daughter : Edith Francis^, b. June 30, 1899.

c. Eugene^, b. Oct. 27, 1871.

d. Glen H.^, b. May 12, 1875.

e. Mabel Belief b. Aug. 18, 1881.
/. Estella May^, b. Dec. 13, 1883.
g. Grace Ann^, b. Nov. 23, 1888.

a. Francclia M.^, b. Nov. 22, 1851 ; d. in September, 1852.

Hi. Clarence R.^, b. Jan. 16, 1857 ; m. Anna Worts, Dec. 14,
1886; r. Mayfield, O. Three children: Alice E.^, b.
Oct. 29, 1893; Grace B.^, b. June 28, 1897; Hattie M.*',
b. Nov. 25, 1900.

iv. Ella Catharine^, b. March 25, 1859; m. Patrick B. Quin-
lan, March 3, 1878; r. Lacota, Mich. One daughter:
Cora May^, b. Jan. 17, 1884.

V. Hattie A.^, b. Feb. 2, 1863 ; m. Asa S. Mapes, Sept. 28,
1881. She d. Jan. 23, 1887, at Chester Cross Roads,
Geauga County, O. One son : George Franklin^, b.
May 7, 1884.

vi. Frank J.^, b. June 16, 1865; m. Altie E. Brott, Aug. 5,
1888; r. Willoughby, O. One son: Floyd W.^, b.
Sept. 26, 1892; d. July 13, 1893.

2. Sarah Louise Garnett*, b. Oct. i, 1830; m. Orin F. Bar-

ton, June 9, 1853 ; r. Portland, Mich. She d. Sept. 4, 1898.
Had seven children :

i. John J.^, b. May 25, 1855 ; m. Emma Bates, April 22,
1877 ; r. Forest Hill, Mich.




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a. Mary T}, b. Sept. 29, 1857; d. Sept. 10, 1858.
Hi. Franklin G.^, b. May 26, 1859; m. ^lamie Briggs, April
17, 1890; r. Portland, Mich. ; n. c.

iv. Jessie G.^, b. Dec. 24, 1861 ; m. Lucretia Manderville,

April 4, 1884; r. Portland. One child: George^ b.

Jan. 21, 1887.
V. William O.^, b. Oct. 24, 1863 ; m. Lottie Lyon, April 24,

1895 ; r. Portland. Dealer in agricultural implements.
z'i. Clara E.^, b. Aug. 14, 1869; m. Fred. Dewey, Feb. 27,

vii. Alvin J.^,h. April 2, 1871.

3. Stephen Garnett*, b. Aug. 20, 1832; m. Angelia Rooker,
August, 1852 ; d. of smallpox, near Manistee, Mich., where
he was engaged in the lumber trade, in August, 1872. One
son : Frank^'^, who when last heard from was in the Black

4. George Garnett*, b. Aug. 30, 1834; m. Mary E. Schram,

Sept. 13, 1854; r. Willoughby, O. Two children:

i. James Alvin^, b. July 8, 1855 ; m. Lizzie Hager, Nov. 15,

1876. Two children: Lisle^ b. Aug. 26, 1879; Ar-

land^, b. May 4, 1886.
a. Nettie^, b. July 21, 1863; m. Henry Hager, March 24,

1880. Three children: Blanche Edna^, b. July 15,

1883; Harold^, b. March 11, 1890— d. Aug. 30, 1898;

Helen Fay^ b. Sept. 19, 1901.

5. Carrie Garnett^, b. in Michigan July 31, 1864, by John's
second wife, Augusta Van Avery ; m. Robert Walker Mer-
rill, March 15, 1881 ; r. Grand Junction, Mich. Three chil-
dren : Clara May^, b. Aug. 7, 1883 — d. in childhood;
Gracie Alice^ b. May 15, 1887 — d. in childhood; Pearl
Marie^, b. Dec. 29, 1892.

V. DANIEL GARNHART3, b. in Seneca County, N. Y.,
Oct. 7, 1807. When he was nearly three years old his mother
died, and he was then taken to Perry County, Pa., and there was
raised by Jacob Kramer, a relative of his mother, m. Elizabeth
Goshorn, of New Germantown, Perry County, Jan. 20, 1826. In
1832 he moved with his family to Richland County, Ohio. He
d. May 17, 1876. She d. Feb. 18, 1894. Had twelve children:

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I Elizabeth Garnhart*, b. Oct. 20, 1827; m. George Ow-
ings, Aug. 10, 1848. George d. July 29. 1902. She now
resides at Patterson, Harden County, Ohio. Had eleven
children :
i. William O.^, b. May 24, 1849; ""^^ Louise Deardorf, Jan.

II, 1875 ; n. c. ; r. Kenton, O.
a. George W. 0.^, h. Aug. 6, 1850 ; m. Susan Lark, Feb. 13,
1873 ; r. Salina, Kansas ; o. farmer. One son : Walter
L. Owings^, b. May 8, 1874; m. Lucy Lamkin. Has
two children : Elva^, b. Nov. 6, 1896 ; Lila^ b. Feb. 25,

Hi. John F. 0.^, b. Aug. 29, 1851 ; m. Lydia J. Slagle, Feb,
4, l88o; r. Morral, O. Nine children : Eva Idell O.^
b. Dec. I, 1880 — m. Nov. -8, 1900; Oscar Jacob O.^ b.
Dec. 30, 1881— d. Feb. 11, 1882 ; Lula Edith O.s, b. Dec.
14, 1883 ; Blanche EHzabeth O.^, b. Dec. 5,1885 ; Dorsey
Francis O.^, b. Feb. 22, 1888— d. Aug. 14, 1888; Alonzo
Milo 0.6, b. Sept. 29,- 1889; Harley Elmer O.^, b. Nov.
10, 1891 ; Oda Pruedentia O.^, b. Sept. 21, 1898; Charles
Westly Curtis O.^ b. Oct. 22, 1901.

iv. Mary O.^, h. Sept. 30, 1852.
V. Jacob 0.5, b. Feb. 3, 1854; m. Dec. 28, iSyS\
vi. Samuel 0.^ h. Feb. 25, 1855 ; d. May 28, 1855.
rii. David O.^, b. May 10, 1856; m. Dec. 20, 1877X
z'iii. Orrcy O.^ h. Dec. 13, 1859; m. Sept. 24, 1888^.
is. Samuel 0.^, b. Jan. 26, 1862; d. June 19, 1879.
.r. Lovina O.^, b. March 22, 1865 ; m. Aug. 16, 1894X
xi. Charles O.^, b. Jan. 12, 1871 ; m. May 24, 1896^.

2. John Garnhart^ b. Feb. 14, 1829; m. EHza Slaybaugh;

r. Tiro, O. He d. May 3, 1900. She d. March 18, 1891.
One son: Sidney A.^, b. April 23, 1850; m. Miss^ Rau-
denbaugh, Oct. 29, 1867. Two children : Bertin W.^, b.
July 5, 1868; d. Oct. 6, 1870; Frank F.^, b. May 3, 1872.

3. Jacob Garnhart"*, b. July 29, 1830; m. Katharine Myers,
Jan. 29, 1856; r. Shelby, O.

In the spring of 1852, when 22 years of age, he and his
brother George, aged 20, and Flenry Sotzen, who afterwards
married their sister Lovina, and certain other ambitious young


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men of the neighborhood, contracted the "gold fever" so seriously
that the sequel was a party of twelve, all alike violently attacked,
banded together to go for the precious nuggets that they fondly
imagined were deposited for them in the sands and gravel in the
river beds and alluvium bottoms of far-distant California. They
fitted up three well-built wagons, with four to six mules to each,
and on the 5th day of March started their little caravan on the
long overland route for the then everywhere much talked of won-
derful El Dorado. At Independence, Mo., they halted long
enough to complete the outfit of essentials for so long a journey,
and on the 25th day of April set forth on the Fremont trail, via
Forts Kearny and Laramie, for the land of gold on which the
eyes of the whole enlightened world was then fixed. They
crossed the summit of the Rocky Mountains on the 21st of June,
and on the 2d day of July reached the head of the forty-mile sandy
desert, where they gave their animals a rest and made prepara-
tions to pass the most dreaded part of the fatiguing journey.
Thev stuffed sacks with grass for the mules, filled their cans with
water, and on the afternoon of the 5th set forward on the barren
and repellent waste. Twice they halted during the night to give
the animals grass and water, but pressed steadily forward until
they reached the Carson River^ where they took another needed
rest. It was a long and tiresome journey to the newly discovered
gold field, attended with discomfort and danger, moving step by
step slowly across vast treeless prairies, climbing over rugged
mountains, wading through streams, now laboring through dark
and narrow ravines, at one moment oppressed by excessive heat
and at another shivering from cold, sometimes exposed to a soak-
ing rain, and never knowing but that the next moment they might
be attacked, killed and scalped by some prowling band of jealous
and blood-thirsty savages.

A number of parties of Indians were met along the trail after
the voung adventurers left Independence, but they never molested
the boys, and the boys were valorously careful not to molest
them. Jacob says that whenever they dealt with them or came
in*-o contact with them, they were always strictly fair and reason-

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able with them. The nomadic possessors of the soil, he reminds
us, were somtimes ill-treated and taken advantage of by some of
the inconsiderate ones of the many thousands who crossed the
continent, and in their savage way the ofifended red men were not
always indisposed to seek revenge. This agrees with the his-
torians, who affirm that from the landing of Columbus, the set-
tlement of Jamestown, and the advent of the Puritans at Ply-
mouth, the white man has more frequently than the untutored
red man been the first aggressor. The Indians justly regarded
the country through which the gold-seekers and emigrants were
swarming as their territory, and the government recognized their
claim by agreeing to give them fifty thousand dollars every year
for fifteen years to permit the emigrants to cross the plains with-
out disturbing them. There was no serious trouble for several
years, but the white men began crowding more and more on the
domain reserved to the Indians by sacred treaty, especially a few
years later when gold and silver were discovered to exist in such
bountiful quantity in Colorado as to turn the tide of emigration
to that section, and this rush of miners and settlers, and utter
disregard of their rights, so alarmed and stirred up the revenge-
ful feelings of the Indians as to incite them to commit depreda-
tions, plunder and murder, in the vain hope of regaining sole
possession of their country. After they were themselves severely
punished for too often indiscriminately punishing the white peo-
ple, some of the tribes asked for peace. Twelve years after
Jacob and the boys followed the overland trail the Cheyennes
and Arapahoes were invited to come to Fort Lyon to discuss the
question of a treaty, and as they were promised protection, five
hundred of both sexes and all ages came to the fort. But how
were they protected? History says Colonel Chivington fell upon
and butchered them, men, women and children, without compas-
sion. Oh ! shame ! This most disgraceful crime, known as the
Sand Creek Massacre, so incensed the outraged tribes that it
brought on a still greater war, which, it is stated, cost the United
States thirty million dollars, as well as many lives.

The boys also saw mighty herds of buffalo, at that time still a

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distinctive and marvelous feature of the great Western plains,
but now a sight that the traveler never sees, as since that day, or
since the building of the railroads in that country, these huge and
lordly animals have been subjected to a most brutal and greedy
slaughter, and completely exterminated. They saw them along
nearly the whole route across the plains, especially for several
hundred miles along the North Platte River, where the herds
were amazingly immense ; a single herd sometimes containing
countless myriads of individuals, covering the prairie farther
than the eye could reach. The boys were not skilled hunters,
and were not on a buffalo hunt, and found the burly beasts rather
shy ; but one day they succeeded in killing one, a success by which
they were quite elated. The antelope they also found plentiful,
and regarded them also as interesting objects on the plain, crea-
tures full of curiosity ; when seen nearly always on the watch,
and generally careful to keep at a safe distance, though not diffi-
cult to stalk when approached unseen and under cover. The
boys killed a number, and hence did not have to subsist without
fresh meat while on the plains. As the small, thin, and pory
pelts of the antelope are of little or no value, their extermination
is not likely to take place so long as they have any considerable
ranges. But the buffalo were noble game, both their flesh and
hides being of great value, and so when the railroads were built
sportsmen had easy and quick access to their ranges, ready trans-
portation for their booty, and their destruction went on with start-
ling and portentous rapidity. This also greatly incensed the In-
dians, who saw their hunting-ranges everywhere invaded, and
the destruction of their chief means of subsistence going on at an
appalling rate.

The boys arrived at the mining town of Placerville July i6th,
having been on the road just four months and one day — a dis-
tance now traveled in a few days. They found some of the gold
about which they had heard fabulous tales, but they also found
that the cost of subsistence was too great to enable them to pile
up wealth as fast as they had hoped — and none ever came back
East with actual wealth. Nearlv all found their wav back home

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inside of two years. When flour cost 45 cents a pound, potatoes
25 cents, ham 50, beef 60, and other expenses were in proportion,
unless one had very lucky finds the "gold fever'' was quite apt to
abate in the course of a few months. Only one nugget was
found that was worth as much as sixteen and one-half dollars.
After tenaciously digging and washing dirt in search of the yel-
low stuft' more than two years, Jacob concluded he had saved
enough of it to dig back home. H^ proceeded to San Francisco
and secured a passage on the Yankee Blade, and Oct. i, 1854,
found him passing through the Golden Gate en route for "the
dearest spot on earth." But fortune "shuffles with a random
hand, the lots which men are forced to draw." The next day the
vessel ran on a rock below Point Conception, and his feelings and
bright anticipations were suddenly changed. There was a dense
fog, and the sea was boisterous. When night came great un-
easiness was felt by the many passengers. The wind increased
in force, now shrieking as if proclaiming a dreadful fate, now
bemoaning in so mournful a tone as if singing a death song, the
waves meanwhile breaking fiercely over the deck. It seemed as
if the ship must go to pieces at any moment, and a thousand help-
less souls aboard sink beneath the lashing waves, "with bubbling
groan, without a grave, vmknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown."
Jacob had given up ever again seeing the dear old folks and
sweet home. Next day, however, the staunch vessel was still un-
impaired, and the wind and waves had so much abated that a
freight boat was able to approach and get her off the rock and
tow her back to San Francisco. On the 15th he started for New
York on the U. S. mail line by way of Panama, and on the i6th
day of November he sang, or whistled, and certainly enjoyed
''Home again," after an absence of two years and eight months,
and was entirely cured of the "gold fever." And he never had a

The ex-gold digger with his savings of the treasured "dust"
now bought 80 acres of slightly improved land with a small log
cabin on it, situated about two and a half miles north-west of
Shelby, O., and began to improve, with axe and spade, and plow

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and harrow, and now in a way more to his taste and ambition
tried to earn some of the gold that bears the stamp of good Uncle
Sam. He next gave his heart and hand to Miss Kate Aleyers, a
very sensible and fortunate venture for him, as in her he found a
valuable helper and counselor; and by their combined judgment,
frugality, and industry, they have won respect and prosperity.
They bought more land from time to time, so that by a policy of
expansion — after the manner of Uncle Sam — their farm has in-
creased to 195 acres. Good buildings and the best of farming
implements also followed as the fruits of thrift and diligence.
They had considerable wet and sterile land, but proper tile drain-
ing largely increased its productiveness and value — they thus, as
public benefactors, adding to the wealth of the country. Jacob
united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church nearly forty years
ago, has held all its offices, and has for a long time been elder.
Has been a director of the Citizens' Bank of Shelby from its or-
ganization in 1892. About eleven years ago- his spine was in-
jured by a piece of timber falling on him while helping to raise a
building, which has brought on an infirmity that has greatly
abridged his activity and physical enjoyment; but he manifests
constant thankfulness for the blessings of life he is still permitted
to enjoy, looks on the bright side of things, and says he hopes "by
the grace of God to pull through all right." Has children and
grandchildren :

i. George F}, b. March 12, 1857; m. Jennie Morton, of
Shelby, Nov. 20, 1879. Lives with the parents, and
does the farming. Has two children : Guy M.^, b.
Sept. 3, 1880, and May L.^, b. Nov. 2, 1882. May m.
Addison M. High, Dec. 2, 1902.

ii. Eva A}, b. June 21, i860; m. G. Warren Cahill, Oct.
28, 1880; r. Tiro, O. One child: Verril^, b. Julv 17,

4. George Garnhart^ b. May 8, 1832 ; r. Gallon, O. ; d. Jan.
2, 1857. He did not succeed as a gold-digger as well as
his more vigorous brother, Jacob. The climate of that
section of California, as well as the fatiguing toil of dig-
ging, did not seem to agree with his constitution, as most

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of the time he was not able to work. He returned home
in October, 1853, and after a continued life-struggle of
about three years he passed into the realm of rest and

5. Esther Garnhart*, b. Aprils, 1834; m. William Sipe,

March 9, 1853 ; r. Shelby, O. Four children :

i. Frank Idcv', b. March 12, 1854; m. Barney Beverstock,
Dec. 12, 1883. Two children: Harriet Urane^, b.
Oct. II, 1884; Emma Richardson^ b. Oct. 26, 1887.

n. Allit^, b. March 23, 1855; m. Clara M. Wilson, May,
1880. He d. Nov. 12, 1892. Two children: Maud
Esther^, b. May 3, 1882; Chester^, b. Feb. 6, 1884.

///. Miiicttc^, b. Jan. 5, 1857; m. first, Rod Dhu Stober,

Oct. 15, 1874; m. second, Louis Arthur Portner, Nov.

18. 1886. One child: Minette Ream Stober^, b.

Nov. 4, 1875.
iv. George Dean^, b. March 28, 1858; d. June 4, 1898;


6. Susan Garnhart^, b. Jan. 5, 1836; m. Jacob A. Bru-
baker, Nov. 6, 1856; r. Shelby, O. Two children:

i. Frank H}, b. March 7. 1858; m. Louise M. Brocks,
Jan. 14, 1879; r. Shelby, O. Three children: Ber-
nice B.6, Lloyd R.^ M. Meryl^x.

a. Frederick E.^, b. Nov. 20, 1864; m. Bergette Shearer,
Dec. 29, 1885 ; r. Shelby, O. One son : Roy^x.

7. David Garnhart^ b. Oct. 15, 1837; m. Mary Jane Cross,

Feb. 6, 1862. He d. July 29, 1895, in Crawford County,
O. Had six children :

i. Daniel O.^ h. Nov. 23, 1865; d. Sept. 11, 1868.
a. Nellie^, b. June 17, 1868; m. Osea Morehead, July 4,
1887. One child: Lloyd^, b. Dec. 8, 1889.

Hi. Carlton C.^, b. July 13, 1876; r. Canton, O.

iv. Vivian M.^, h. July 12, 1878; m. Ira Humphrey, Dec.
17, 1897. One child*^x; b. April i, 1901.

V. Earl 5.5, b. Aug. 24, 1880.

vi. Nina M.5, b. Nov. 28, 1883; d. Oct. i, 1885.


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8. Mary Ann Garnhart"*, b. Oct. 5, 1840; d. May 7, 1862.

9. Washington Garnhari-^, b. Jan. i, 1842; m. Eliza Jane

English, Dec. 28, 1865 ; r. Shelby, O. ; o. farmer.

Washington was twice enrolled in the Union service during
the Civil War; first, May 27, 1862, for three months, in Co. H,
84th Reg't Ohio V. I., and second. May 2, 1864, serving until
Sept. 10, 1864, in Co. F, 163rd Reg't, Ohio N. G. V., when he
was discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment. In conse-
quence of the brief term of service, and not having the required
drilling, his regiment was employed as an emergency and relief
force, and to perform guard duty, but he saw quite enough of
war tO' realize its seriousness. Was in line of battle for some
time near City Point, on the Saint James, at the mouth of Aj)po-
mattox River, within seven miles of Petersburg, standing guard
and skirmishing, in a position from which he could plainly see
into that rebel stronghold, and where he was daily exhilarated by
the inhospitably Johnny Rebs throwing vicious bombshells into
the Union camp, utterly regardless of the consequences. The
ugly missiles sometimes came too close to be of agreeable in-
terest, especially one that exploded but a few yards from him
and severed a poor negro's head from his body. The 163d was
next ordered to guard Wilson's Landing, an important position
taken by Grant and held by him until the war ended. Washing-
ton's family consists of :

i. Minnie C.^, h. Nov. 13, 1866; m. Charles Morehead,
May 18, 1887. One daughter: Anise E.^, b. Jan. 12,

a. Yorado M.^, b. Nov. i, 1870; m. W. M. Guthrie, Sept.
19, 1900; r. Crestline, O.

Hi. Ralph E.^, b. Aug. 19, 1875. Graduated in pharmacy
at the Ohio Medical University in 1899, then practiced
two years in the drug department of the Ohio State
Hospital for the Insane. Is now studying medicine at
the same University, from which he expects to grad-
uate in 1904.

10. Samuel Garnhart'^, b. Nov. 10, 1844.

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On the 7th day of Septem'ber, 1861, when not yet eighteen
years old, he enHsted for three years in Co. I, 15th Reg't Ohio V. I.
While performing guard duty in December following he
caught a heavy cold that settled on his lungs, making it necessary
to take him to a hospital in Louisville, Ky. His father being ad-
vised of his condition, went as soon as he could to see him, and
took him back home. But a disease had fastened upon the brave
boy that refused tO' yield to medical skill, and on the 20th day of
January, 1862, he joined the great army in the "silent halls of
death." He stood bravely in the forefront, ready to serve his
country to enforce the laws and preserve the Union, and in this
brief paragraph we can but tell the simple fact of his heroism,
devotion and self-sacrifice. So

"sleep the brave who sink to rest.

With all their country's honour blest."

11. LoviNA Garnhart"*, b. Feb. 10, 1846; m. Henry Sotzen,
Jan. 7, 1864; r. Shelby, O. Five children:

i. George S}, b. July 30, 1865 ; m. Grace Leppard, Oct. 16,
1887 ; r. Shelbv, O. One child : Bessie S.e, b. Oct. 11,

a. Harry S}, b. Oct. 4, 1870; m. Anna Miller, Nov. 11,
1892; r. Cleveland, O.

Hi. Walter S.^, b. July 6, 1877.

iv. Bertha S.^, b. July 25, 1881 ; m. Walter Van Horn, Aug.
8, 1900.

V. Hozvard S.^, b. Oct. 9, 1889.

12. Martha Jane Garnhart*, b. April 8, 1848 ; m. Samuel F.
Eckis, March i, 1866; r. Shelby, O. Two children:

i. Hozvard Orzill E.^, h. Nov. 18, 1866; m. Susan Barga-
hiser, Sept. 29, 1888. One child: Mary Ellen B.^, b
Feb. 27, 1893.

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