Biography of Lewis Jennings
Allen County, OH Biographies

LEWIS JENNINGS, miller, Beaver Dam, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, January 20, 1828, son of James and Elizabeth (William) Jennings, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Welsh and English descent, the former of whom was a pioneer farmer of this county, having moved here with his family over forty eight years ago. Lewis was the eldest son of eight children, and had only a few weeks' schooling, as there were no schools in Richland Township for ten years after the f amily settled here, but he studied at night, after working hard all day, fitting himself to be a teacher, and taught school for several winters in this county. He was married in 1852, to Ann McKee, who bore him the following children: Hiram (deceased), James B., Anna, John M. This wife died in 1860, and our subject then married, in 1861, Mary A. Everett, a native of this county, and of English descent. The children born to this union are Francis M., B. F., Alfred, Clara, George. Kittie May and Jasper W. W. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has served as trustee and steward. He is a Republican in politics; has been trustee of Richland Township. Our subject owns a well improved farm, and made farming and stock raising the business of his lire till in 1882, when in company with C. C. Woodard he built the flouring.mill at Beaver Dam. This mill is in a first class condition, having six double sets of rollers and one of buhrs, costing him $18,000. Mr. Woodard sold his interest in 1884, and the business is now conducted by Lewis Jennings & Sons.

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