Biography of J. W. Pogue
Allen County, OH Biographies

J. W. POGUE, of the firm of Pogue & Miller, blacksmiths and manufacturers of wagons, carriages, etc., Bluffton, was born near Indianapolis, Ind.; son of John and Melinda (Ferguson) Pogne. the former of French and the latter of English descenL His father, a carpenter, was twice married, and reared four children, three by his first wife of whom J. W. is the youngest. Our subject received his education and learned the blacksmith trade rn the city of Indianapolis; then went to Illinois and settled in Paris. Edgar County. and there carried on business for five years, when he sold out and bought a place, which he farmed till 1866, when he came to Crawford County. Ohio, settling in Buevrus and working at his trade there till 1883, when he came to Bluffton, Ohio and embarked in his present business. He was married, in 1858, to Emma D., daughter of Hon. Henry Babcock of Indianapolis. Ind., and of English descent. The children born to this union are Ada, Frances E., Minnie. Emma. and Roy Ellsworth; of these Frances E. was married in 1883 to L. J. Miller. born in Ohio. January 23. 1855, son of Leonard (a cooper) and Frances (Gabe) Miller, and to this union was born one child, Earl W. Mr. and Mrs. Pogue are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he is a class leader. In politics he is a Democrat.

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