Biography of J. C. Manahan
Allen County, OH Biographies

J. C. MANAHAN, merchant, P. 0. Manahan, was born near Westminster, Md., August 4, 1842, son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Pierce) Manahan, natives of Maryland, who moved to Marion County. Ohio, in 1850. thence to this county in 1860, where the mother died. The father is at this time a resident of Perry Township, this county. Of their children, three are now living: Mary (wife of W. E. Cummings), John C. and Erasmus B. The subject of this sketch enlisted in 1862, in Company E, Ninety ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served till the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Stone River, Mason Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Nashville and several minor engagements. Returning to peaceful pursuits, Mr. Manahan engaged in farming, until he opened his present place of business, in 1883, at Westminster Station. The postoffice was named in his honor, and he was appointed postmaster in August, 1883. Mr. Manahan married in 1869, Miss Eliza, daughter of Stephen Hardesty and Nancy Ellis. Five children were born to this union, all now living: John A. B., Alta K., Nancy E., Minnie M. and George A.

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