Biography of Charles H. Adgate
Allen County, OH Biographies

CHARLES H. ADGATE, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Shawnee Township, this county, December 11, 1844; son of Charles H. and Mary (Carlisle) Adgate, former a native of Connecticut, latter of Trumbull County, Ohio. His paternal grandfather, John Adgate. was a native of Connecticut, and among the first settlers of Trumbull County, Ohio. and his maternal grandparents, David and Margaret (Galbraith) Carlisle, were natives of Pennsylvania, and pioneers of Trumbull County. Ohio. His parents came to this county, in the fall of 1834, and settled on the farm in Shawnee Township, now occupied by Henry C. Adgate, which they cleared and improved. Charles H. Adgate, Sr., who was associate judge of this county in 1844, died October 12, 1854, aged fifty seven; his widow still resides on the old homestead. They had seven children Margaret A. (deceased), Henry C., Hart C., Gouveneur H. (killed at the battle of Corinth, Miss., in the late war of the Rebellion). Charles H., and two infant sons (deceased). Our subject was reared on the old homestead and was educated in the common schools. He was in the late war of the Rebellion having enlisted in April, 1864, in Company D. Fiftyfourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Fifteenth Corps, Second Brigade, Second Division, under John A. Logan; was in the battle of Resaca and the chief engagements in the Atlanta campaign; was siezed with typhoid fever near Marietta, Iowa, and remained in the hospital three months, rejoined his regiment in North Carolina on its return from the march to the sea, and was honorably discharged at Little Rock, Ark., in July, 1805. He then went to Kansas and engaged in frighting grain across the plains one year. After which he located in Delphos, this county, where he embarked in the produce business. He then went to Sidney, Ohio, where he published the Sidney Journal two years, in partnership with D. M. Bliss. In 1870 he engaged in farming again, and has been located in Shawnee Township since 1875. Mr. Adgate is a member of the K. of P. In politics he is a Republican.

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