Biography of Samuel A. Rumbaugh
Allen County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL A. RUMBAUGH (deceased), was born in Greene County, Ohio, May 7, 1821, son of William and Anna (Aidridge) Rumbaugh, who settled in Bath Township, this county, in 1830. Our subject was reared in Bath Township from ten years of age, and received a limited education in the common schools. He was twice married, first on February 16, 1843, to Rosana Whitehouse, of Greene County, Ohio, by whom he had two children: Anna (wife of Robert McKee), and Barton, who died of disease contracted in the army during the late war of the Rebellion. His second marriage, January 5, 1854. was with Susan, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Wormsley) Chaunell, of Randolph County, W. Va., and the issue of this union was six children: Hannah (wife of Garrett Dudgeon), Cornelia (wife of Thomas Wetherill), Josephine (deceased), Grant, Calahan and Icy. In 1854 Mr. Rumbaugh located in Bath Township, this county, clearing and improving a farm on which he resided up to 1867, when he removed to the farm now occupied by his widow, on which he erected all the present buildings and made many other improvements. He was a thrifty farmer. In politics he was a Republican. For eight years prior to his death he was a member of the Christian Church. He died February 15, 1884, at the age of sixty three years.

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