Biography of Joseph Tapscott
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH TAPSCOTT, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Perry Township, this county, on the farm where he now resides, December 11, 1850; a son of James S. and Maria (Rankins) Tapscott, natives of Warren County, Ohio, the former born January 23, 1808, the latter October 19, 1822. The paternal grandfather of our subject, Joseph Tapscott, was a native of New Jersey. His maternal grandparents were George and Wealthy A. (Tunget) Rankins, formerly of Virginia, who settled in Perry Township in 1839, clearing and improving a farm. James S. Tapscott, the father of our subject, settled in Perry Township in 1848, clearing and improving a farm on which he resided until his death. He died May 9, 1884, in his seventy seventh year. He had four children: Joseph, Ann (deceased), James (deceased), and an infant daughter (deceased). Joseph, the only survivor of this family, has always resided. on the old homestead. He was married November 26, 1872, to Elizabeth A., daughter of Ross and Phebe (Apple) (Jrossiey, of Perry Township, by whom he has four children: Jessie, Augusta, Mulford and William. Mr. and Mrs. Tapscott are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject is one of the pushing. enterprising young farmers of Perry. He is one of the present board of township trustees. In politics he is a Democrat.

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