Biography of Thomas B. Hephner
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Thomas B. Hephner, a substantial farmer and stockman of Center Township, is a member of. a well known pioneer family of Columbiana County. He was born in this county, April 2, 1878, the son of Henry D. and Angéline (Cord) Hephner.

Henry D. Hephner was born in Center Township in 1848, the son of John B. Hephner. The Hephner family is of Scotch descent and are among the first settlers of Columbiana County, Henry Hephner, great grandfather of the subject of this sketch, having settled at what is now known as Hephner Hollow, near Lisbon. Henry D. Hephner, who lives retired in Center Township, is a highly esteemed citizen of the community, where he has spent his entire life. His wife, who died in 1920, was a native of Wayne Township, and the daughter of Thomas Cord. To Mr. and Mrs. Hephner, one child was born, Thomas B., the subject of this sketch.

Thomas B. Hephner attended the district schools of Center and Wayne Townships and has always been associated with his father in farming and stock raising. He is one of the largest land owners in this section of the county and is the owner of one of the finest stock farms.

On Feb. 7, 1906, Mr. Hephner was united in marriage with Miss Anna L. Morris, born in Elk Run Township, Columbiana County, Aug. 17, 1882, the daughter of M. P. and Elizabeth (Stokesbury) Morris. Mr. Morris died in June, 1922, and his wife resides at Rodgers, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Hephner have eight children as follows: Henry M., born Dec. 27, 1906; John B., born Jan. 25, 1908; Raymond L., born March 2, 1910; Angie, born Feb. 25, 1913; Clarence, born Aug. 25, 1917; Lloyd, born Aug. 25, 1919; Mary, born April 2, 1921; and Ethel Mae, born Sept. 16, 1924.

Mr. Hephner and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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