Biography of Almon E. Hadsell
Allen County, OH Biographies





ALMON E. HADSELL, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Canaan, Litchfield Co., Conn., June 10, 1812, son of Dan and Lydia (Root) Hadsell, who settled in Bath Township, in 1837, coming with our subject with whom they lived until their death. They are buried in the Ward. Cemetery. They reared a family of six children: James, Anson (deceased), Almon E., Rebecca (deceased), Mary (wife of Samuel Heath), and George. Our subject settled on the farm where he now resides, in May, 1837, and first bought 190 acres of land, which he cleared and improved. He lived in a log cabin for several years, and in 1842 built his present residence, which was one of the first frame houses erected in Bath Township. He has been twice married; on first occasion in February, 1834, to Orilla, an adopted daughter of David Campbell, of Trumbull County, Ohio. The issue of this union was six children: Henry, Milo, Caroline (wife of Thomas White), Delana (wife of William Aldridge), Laura (wife of William Smith), and James. On may 11, 1869, Mr. Hadsell married his present wife, Theresa, daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Kent) Woodward, of Wauseon, Ohio, and by this union there are five children: Inez, Larolf, Irma. Theresa and Arthur. Mr. Hadsell was among the chief ones who laid out and made the road running through his place. He has 500 acres of land in the farm where he resides, and 240 acres in another farm close by. He has filled many of the minor offices in Bath Township, and. was elected to the office of county commissioner two terms, the first time by sixty majority over his opponent, and the second time by 600 majority. During his term of office he selected the site for the new court house at Lima. Mr. Hadsell is one of the leading and enterprising farmers of Bath Township. In 1837, when he first came to the county, he paid $12 for a barrel of salt (at that time he could buy it in no smaller quantity, and had to take it or go without), and invited his neighbors to take some of it off his hands to help him out, many being glad of the opportuninty. By his own exertions Mr. Hadsell has accumulated a fine property. In politics he is a Democrat.

From:
History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1885


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