First Saw Daylight: Where Some of Our Prominent Citizens Were Born

FIRST SAW DAYLIGHT

Submitted by Karen Carlyle

Where Some of our Prominent Citizens Were Born

February 2, 1888 and continued from the last issue.


ADAM WELLER came from Bavaria, in 1832.

MAT MEEKS was born in Scioto Co., in 1834.

DR. MORRIS’S career began in Morgan Co., 20 miles from Marietta.

AUDITOR BARTRAM was born at Pittsburgh, in 1830, but has been a citizen of the Buckeye state since ’45.

JUDGE G.W. THOMPSON is a native Virginian, born in Harrison Co.

TREASURER HAYES is an Adams County man.

His son, THOMAS J., was born in Cincinnati.

A.R. JOHNSON is one of the few westerners among us. His birthplace is Springfield, Mo.

F. DEMARO was born in the District of Marseilles, France, in 1820, and has lived in Ironton since ’52.

SHERIFF FISHER is a healthy specimen of Auglaize Co., O., stock.

In Noble Co., near Middleburg, Ohio, GEN. ENOCHS first beheld the light of day.

D.C. McCONN’S native village of Washington, a small town in Guernsey, Co., Ohio.

J.T. McKNIGHT is happy to give Millersport the honor.

LEE MOORE comes from Portsmouth, Ohio, being born there in 1838.

COL. FRANK JONES, the city janitor, was born at Norfolk, VA.

M. SCHREIBER’S native place is Offenback-on-the-Main, Germany.

E. BIXBY is a Vermonter. He came from St. Albans, his native town, in ’33, traveling from Lake Champlain to Buffalo by canal, thence to Cleveland by boat, to Columbus by canal, and to Ironton by stage in 1854.

JOHN PETERS, SR., came from Fayette Co., Pa.

REV. JONATHAN THOMAS was born in Mirddionshire, Wales.

DR. D.C. WILSON has always been a Lawrence countian, being born at Burlington.

T.I. MURDOCK is a native of Kingwood, W. Va.

CAPT. I. B. MURDOCK, of the wharf boat, hails also from Kingwood.

REV. G.W. BURNS was born and raised at Zanesville, Ohio.

R.W. ROBERTS, the well known butcher, came to this the home of his adoption, in 1850, from Denby, North Wales, where he was born.

H.D. NEWCOME comes from the prosperous locality of Madison, Lake County.

The County of Cardingoan, Wales, gave us D.W. RICHARDS and D.T. MILES.

W.P. SMITH was babe on the banks of the Schuylkill, at Port Carbon, Pa.

B. GARVEY was born on the St. Johns Square, in the city of Limerick, Ireland.

CAPT. G.W. SAMPLE first saw light on Soldier’s Run in Adams County.

CASHIER MATHER, of the Second National Bank, was once a babe at Brooklyn, Conn.

J.H. EMMONS is a New Jersyite, born in Morris Co., and raised in the iron works of that region.

CAPT. J.H. HOLMES names 2nd Street, Pittsburgh, as the place, and 1830 the time. He was raised on a farm, ran off at 10 years and followed the river ever since.

A.H. MITTENDORF was born in Scioto County.

T.R. HALL looked out upon this troublous sphere for the first time on a Jefferson Co., farm.

REV. HERBST, of the Lutheran Church, comes from Brooklyn, the City of Churches, where his father was a minister at the time of his birth.

DAVID and J.H. NIXON are natives of Lawrence County and the ancient city of Burlington.

DR. J.M. WHITE was once a rising babe of Clay Co., Ky.

PETER ROGERS is a rare and jolly specimen. He was born of English parents in France, 150 miles away from Paris, where his father was engaged in an iron mill. He left France at 5 years and came to America when 16.

B. BUTTERFIELD, the well known grocer, is proud to be a genuine Buckeye Yankee. He comes from Green Twp., Scioto County.

REUBEN WALTERS first saw the light on a farm near Reading, Pa. He followed the Schuylkill canal 14 years and worked on a farm, before entering the iron mills.

A.J. BRUMBERG is a native of Neustadt, Prussia. He came to America in ’72.

C.A. HUTSINPILLAR was born near Gallipolis.

COL. EVAN WILLIAM’S birthplace was Baltimore, Md., which city he left in childhood, when his father came to work in the old mill.

J.D. FOSTER points to an old iron furnace near Hollidaysburg, in the Allegheny mountains, as the spot.

E.H. JONES, though born in Gallia Co., close to Centerville, was raised in Kentucky.

W.C. AMOS began living in Mason Twp., right where W.W. Wiseman lives but not in the same house. Grew up at Patriot, Gallia Co., and moved to Etna Furnace, in ’54.

GEO. B. DAVIES came from his first home at Rumney, Monmouth shire, England, to Ironton, in 1854.

…to be continued