Biography of Franklin Roush
Allen County, OH Biographies

FRANKLIN ROUSH, farmer and wood stirrup manufacturer, P. O. Lima, was born in Juniata County, Penn., October 1, 1838, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Morehead) Roush. Henry Roush came to Allen County in 1852, and located in Bath Township on the farm now occupied by his widow, a part of which he cleared and improved. He was twice married, his first wife being Elizabeth Morehead, by whom he had nine children: George, John, Joseph, William, Catherine (wife of Willis Copeland), Henry, Franklin, Philip and Jacob. His second wife was Susannah Winegardner, by whom he had four children: Theodore, Jane (wife of Samuel Boose), Emma (wife of F. M. Roberts) and Ephraim. Henry Roush died in 1882 at the age of seventy nine years. Our subject was reared in Bath Township, this county, from fourteen years of age, and was educated in the common schools. He was in the late war of the Rebellion, enlisting in 1861 in Company D, Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged after four months' service. He enlisted again, February 28. 1864, in Company D, One Hundred and Ninety second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving seven months, when he was honorably discharged. He was married, March 6, 1862, to Mahala, daughter of George N. and Nancy (Sly) Harvey, of Bath Township, by whom he has eleven children: Willis, Bertha (wife of Charles Mumaugh), John. Araminta, William, Mary, Alanson. Ollie, James D., lona and Grace May. Nancy (Sly) Harvey, Mahala (our subject's wife) and Grace May (daughter of our subject), are each youngest in families of eleven children. After his marriage Mr. Boush engaged in farming in Bath Township. In 1865 he removed to Lima, this county, residing there until 1877. In 1867 he embarked in the manufacture of wood stirrups in Lima. in which he has done quite an extensive trade, and is still carrying on this business in connection with his farming interests. In 1877 Mr. Roush returned to Bath Township. living on the old homestead for three and one half years, when he purchased the farm he now occupies. He and his wife are members of the Disciples Church. as are also their two eldest children. He is serving his third term as township trustee of Bath. In politics he is a Democrat.

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