Biography of J. M. Harrod
Allen County, OH Biographies

J. M. HARROD, farmer, P.O. Harrod, was born in Auglaize Township, this county, March 7, 1852. His father, William Harrod, was born in Knox County, Ohio, October 4, 1819; his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Copeland, was a native of Greene County, Ohio. Records show them to be of Pennsylvania stock, and the family were early pioneers of Knox County. William Harrod settled on the land he now occupies in 1841, at which time he took up 160 acres. The farm now embraces 440 acres. After paying taxes on his land, Mr. Harrod had but 83 left, but with health and ambition, he began his work in the woods, and his labors have been crowned with success. He and his wife were parents of six children: J. W., Rebecca, Albert, Laura, Louis B. and Dora B. The subject of this sketch settled on his present farm, consisting of 120 acres in 1879. He has made excellent improvments, and has taken an active part in building up Harrod, and improving the place. Mr. Harrod was married in Jackson Township, this county, in 1879, to Miss Hannah C. Leatherman, a native of this county. He has held various offices of trust in the township.

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