Biography of Harrison Bible
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HARRISON BIBLE, farmer, P. O. Lima. was born in Rockingham County, Va., July 5, 1835, and is a son of Christian and Mary Bible. He was reared in his native county, where he resided until twenty two years of age, when he located in Coshocton County, Ohio. and worked at clearing land until the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion. He enlisted in April, 1861, in Company G, Sixteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged after three months service. He re-enlisted in September of the same year in Company I, Fifty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was in the battles of Stone River. Murfreesboro (where he was wounded in the right arm). Spring Hill, Fort Donelson, and many minor engagements, and was honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Ind., in the fall of 1864. He then located in Perry Township, this county, remaining about a year, during which time he married Sarah Good, of that township. with whom he lived until her death. In 1866 he came to Bath Township. and worked at chopping wood or in a stone quarry or in a lime kiln, according to the season, for three years; since which time he has been engaged in farming. He has lived on his present farm since 1881. Mr. Bible's present wife is Sarah J., daughter of Joshua Greer, a pioneer of Bath Township, and by this marriage there were born six children: Moses, Joshua, Allen, Frank, Harvey and John (twins). Mr. Bible and wife are members of the Protestant Methodist Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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