Biography of James Fleming
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JAMES FLEMING, Superintendent of Clark County Infirmary, Springfield. His paternal grandparents were both born, raised and married in Virginia, but soon after located in Westmoreland Co., Penn., where they raised one child. They both died there at a medium age. The maternal grandparents were also both born, raised and married in Virginia. Afterward located in Indiana Co., Penn., where they raised a family of five children. There the grandfather died, and the grandmother afterward in Delaware, Ohio. The father of our subject, was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., where he grew to manhood, and married Miss Margaret Walker, who was born in Indiana Co., Penn. They had born to them in Pennsylvania three children; thence the family, in 1833, located in Clark Co., Ohio, where two more were born to them; though he being a practical stock dealer never remained in Ohio but short periods, as his business was mostly in Pennsylvania and New York; his death occurred at New Orleans of yellow fever in 1853; his wife survived many years, and died. in Clark County when nearly fourscore years of age. James being the eldest, was born April, 1825, in Westmoreland Co., Penn., but from the age of 8 years has mostly been in Clark Co., Ohio. Here he grew to manhood, received his education, and, in 1845, married Sarah McIntire; he continued at the plasterers' trade until 1859; one year later was elected Sheriff of Clark County, and reelected to the second term. In 1866, was elected to fill a vacancy in the City Mayor's office of Springfield; reelected to second term, but before it expired resigned his official duty, and took charge as conductor on the Hastings & Dakota Railroad, where he remained until 1870; one year later was appointed Chief of Police of Springfield, which position he filled until 1875, and, in 1878, was appointed to his present position, which he creditably fills. Mrs. Fleming was born in Clark Co., Ohio, and has had born to her three children, of which one, James, Jr., survives; he was born in 1848, and now remains at home.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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