The Gault family has been represented in Coshocton county from the period of its earliest pioneer history, being
established here in 1815 by Adam and Margaret Gault, the paternal grandparents of our subject. They came from Mercer
county, Pennsylvania, and located in Pike township.
John Gault, the subject of this review, is a worthy representative of this pioneer family, born in Pike township,
a son of Adam and Sarah (Miller) Gault. He was reared under the parental roof and upon starting out in life on
his own account chose as his occupation farming, which he is now carrying on extensively on a. tract of land of
three hundred and sixteen acres situated in Pike township. His farm is well improved with good and substantial
barns and outbuildings, and everything about the place is kept in a neat and thrifty appearance indicating the
progressive methods of the owner. In addition to raising the various cereals best adapted to soil and climate he
also raises stock and both branches of his business are proving a. profitable source of revenue to him.
Mr. Gault established a home of his own by his marriage, on the 22d of June, 1867, to Miss Susan White, a daughter
of Louis and Sarah (Norris) White. Their union has been blessed with three children, a. daughter and two sons:
Sarah Isabelle, Darl F. and Tilden A. The sons assist the father in carrying on the homestead property.
Mr. Gault's study of the political questions and issues of the clay has led him to give stalwart support to the
men and measures of the democratic party, and he has been called by his fellow townsmen to fill public offices,
having served as treasurer of the township for several years, as trustee of the township and also as a member of
the school board. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the iiesbyteriaii church. Mr. Gault is
an advocate of every movement that is calculated to benefit the community, either educationally, morally or socially,
and as a. representative of one of the oldest, and most prominent pioneer families of Coshocton county he stands
high in the esteem of all who he comes in contact.
Centennial History of
Coshocton County, Ohio
By William J. Bahmer
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Coshocton County, Ohio Biographies
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