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achieved success in his chosen profession and a secure place in the high regard of his friends and neighbors.

Noah B. Moore, a popular young railroad einploye at Chillicothc, for ten years with the Baltimore & Ohio, is a native of Ross county, as were his parents before him. His grandfather, known as CQL Taylor YV. Moore, was brouglit to Ross county by his parents In infancy and subsequentlv became quite noted in connection with pul>~ lie affairs. Though a farmer by occupation he had a natural fond

ness for politics and participated vigorously in the local campaigns

as manager and canvasser. Colonel Moore gained considerable fame in this way and was often 11

rged to become a candidate but would never accept office. He married Harriet Kaus, member of an old

Ross county family, by whom he had a family of five sons and one daughter. Among the former w

bred and educated in Ross count
her citizens. Like his atlier h
ing, but in addition to this he did mucl

builder. Joseph Moore married Mary Wheel parents of four children, of whom Frederick is a railroad fireman at Chillicothc, Albert resides in Fisher, Ill., and Anna is the wife of Elersie Dresbacli, of I-Iallsville, O. Noah B. Moore, the eldest of these children, was born in Green township, Ross county, December‘

er and they became the

to devote his life to the railroad service. He obtained employment in an humble capacity with the Baltimore & Ohio company, with which he has since continued, working his way up until he reached the position of freight conductor. He is regarded as a safe and faithful employe, enjoying the confidence of those above and the good will of those below him in the service. That he has the esteem of his fellow workmen is shown by the fact that he was elected secretary of lodge No. 243, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. November 29, 1893, he was married to Ella McKenna, a young lady of Cincinnati, and their children are Carl, Lucile and Cecil.

Henry V. Morris, land-owner and dealer in stock on an extensive scale, with residence at Adelphi, has led an active and strenuous life from the period of his boyhood. His efforts have been crowned with success and few men of his age can point to more accomplished in the length of time. He is a grandson of Henry O. and Charity (Shelby) Morris, who settled in Pickaway county in the early part of the nineteenth century. Henry O. Morris was afarmer and stockraiser and accumulated a body of land amounting to some eight hundred acres. He was highly esteemed as a citizen, held various township oflices and exercised an influence which always attends upon probity of character. Both he and wife were members of the United Brethren church, and each lived to an unusually advanced age, he dying in 1869, when eighty-six years old, and his wife in 1875 while completing her ninety-second year. They had seven sons and three daughters, none of whom are now living with the exception of Reason Morris. The latter was born in Pickaway county, October S, 1827, and followed in the footsteps of his father as a farmer and stockraiser. In his youth, before the advancing railroads destroyed that business in Ohio, he drove cattle over the mountains to the eastern markets and later joined the herders in the ‘Vest. His life of activity and adventure brought him some accumulations. He married Harriet, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Metzger) Pontious, natives of Pennsylvania, who became pioneers of Pickaway and reared a family of eight children of whom three are living. By a coincidence often remarked upon, Reason Morris had the same number of children as his father and also divided similarly as to sex. His seven sons and three daughters are all living and have become useful men and women in their different spheres of life. Henry V. was born in the county and township of Pickaway January 9, 1863. He was eager to meet the duties and risks of life and began business for himself at the age of nineteen. From that time on he has given his attention to farming in all its branches, with especial care to raising, breeding, buying and selling of stock. He has been a handler of horses nearly all his life, not only by purchase and sale but by utilizing them in livery and transportation.

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Mr. Morris was not neglectful of realty as he went along, but has invested in land from time to time until his holdings amount to 471 acres, lying partly in Ross and partly in Pickaway counties. He came to Adelphi in 1896, where he owns a fine residence and livery barn, being one of the well-to-do men of the place, and feeling a justifiable pride in the fact that he made his own property. His real estate in Ross county consists of 271 acres of land in different tracts, lying in Colerain township on the Adelphi and Hallsville turnpike, and he also has 200 acres in Pickaway county. Mr. Morris, like his father and grandfather, is Democratic in politics. He finds relaxation from business by membership of Adelphi lodge, N0. 675, Knights of‘ Pythias. January 22, 1885, he was married to Eva, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Bartey) Long, of Westerville, O‘. They have had six children, of whom Iva and Nolan L, the

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James R. Motter, M. D., of Gillespieville, is a native of Liberty township, Ross county, born March 18, 1853. His parents were Austin and Jane (Williamson) Motter, both natives of Ross county. Austin was a son of George and Mary K. (Knowls) Motter, both natives of Virginia, who came to Ross county about the year 1800 and spent the rest of their lives there. George Motter dealt in fine horses on an extensive scale and had a great reputation as a judge of those ammals. He died in Ross county about 1830 and his wife

Austin Motter was born in

and Willie (Hagley) Williamson, the former

_ Greenbrier county, W. Va., who came to Ross county in 1814 and ended their days here. John W

Williamson was a. notable and influential man; built the first hotel

at Londonderry and was Very successful in that business; was

lated wealth, and was postmaster

(Ring) Faust, the former of Germany and the latter a descendant of Ross county pioneers. The mother of Mr. Faust settled at Lancaster, Ohio, and died at the extreme old age of one hundred and one years. Dr. Mott/er and wife have two children, Edwin Cameron and Jettie M. The Doctor has taken an active interest in educational matters and has been‘ a member of the school board for sixteen years, serving as president most of the time. He now owns the old homestead of Dr. James Gillespie, who was an uncle of James G. Blaine. Dr. Gillespie kept the first postoflice at the place and it was named in his honor.

Thomas I. Murphy, of the wholesale liquor firm of Frank Murphy & Co., was born in Chillicot-he August 15, 1856. His parents were Patrick and Mary (King) Murphy, both natives of Ireland. The father came to America. in 1846 and settled in Chillicothe, the mother not arriving until four years later. They were married in their native country, where Frank, Mary and Lizzie were born before the emigration. The other three children, Kate, Thomas and John, were born after the arrival in Chillicothe Patrick Murphy engaged in the grocery business with his half-brother, Martin O’Neil, on Water street. All their stock, however, was consumed in the disastrous fire of 1852, and after this, Patrick was employed in various ways for ten or twelve years, working most of the time as a common laborer. He died May 17, 1874, at the age of sixty-four years, his

Wife surviving him until April 7, 1881, when she expired in her

seventy-first year. Of their six children, four are still living. John died in 1880, at the age of twenty-two. Frank, in early youth, engaged as a clerk with the firm of James Boulgcr & Co., wholesale grocers and liquor dealers; remained with this house for twelve years; then purchased the grocery and liquor business owned by Hugh MeCurry and conducted it until his death, on September 6, 1901, the day of the assassination of President McKinley. In 1882, Thomas I. Murphy, the subject of this sketch, became a partner in the business, and since Frank’s death he has continued the same. In the spring of 1890, the firm purchased the building now occupied by their large stock. Frank married Miss Piatt, of West Liberty, who only survived about a year after marriage. Thomas I. Murphy was educated in the Chillicothe public schools. When fifteen years old he engaged as a clerk with his brother Frank and has always followed this ‘line of work. Both he and his brother Frank were successful business men, possessing universal confidence and the esteem of all who knew them. Mr. Murphy married Miss Annie Hydell, daughter of Anton and Annie Hydell, both natives of Germany. Her father, who was a moulder by trade, died in Chillicothe, but the mother is still living. Mrs. Murphy only lived a couple of years after her marriage when she died, leaving one child

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of Cincinnati; Lizzie is the wife of Thomas Surran, a machllllst of Cincinnati.

Thomas Murray, lately of Buckskin t0wnship,_ was long and cont: spicuously identified with the political and agricultural afialrfi 0 that section of Ross county. His .life extended _over a period of ‘seventy-seven years, from the time of his birth in 1819 until _hI_S lamented death in 1896. He took much interest in the local politi

ment of Buckskin township. The progenitors were of ViI‘g1'{11fl origin and were numbered among the earliest arrivals in the Paint Creek valley. Mr. and Mrs. Murray became the parents of five children. Of these, George A. is living at Austin, Ross county; Anna is the wife of George Cope, of Missouri; Charles is at

home and Frank E‘. is in the government service at Omaha, NebT. Arthur Mui'ra_\;', third of the childre '

on his fatliei"s farm and future work in that line. . skin township and after r ' tural pursuits. Though 11

He has achieved a flattering measure

. ell known to those connected With the local live stock industry. Mr. Murray has a 1325139 for politics and has “had a hand” in all the township contests of late

his party associates as a. safe counselor.

aternal circles, being connected with several of the most popular orders. He '

Inheriting his religious conviction of his good f municant in the Presbyterian church.

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