Biography of Joseph M. Cartwright
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH M. CARTWRIGHT, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. Gilboa, Putnam County, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, March 6, 1832, son of Stephen and Mahala (Thrapp) Cartwright, latter a native of Virginia, of English descent. His father, a farmer, was born in Delaware, of English extraction, and settled on a farm in Putnam County, Ohio, in 1836. He reared a family of ten children, eight of whom grew to maturity. Joseph M., the subject of this sketch, the third in the family, was reared on the farm, acquired a common school education in Putnam County, Ohio, and has made farming the business of his life. In 1857 Mr. Cartwright was united in marriage with Catherine Nowlan, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Sinnott) Nowlan, natives of Nova Scotia and of Irish and English descent, former of whom came to Ohio in an early day and settled in Wayne County. Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright's children are Emza J., Telethia S., Stephen T. and Amanda E. Our subject and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant Church. of which he has been class leader. He joined the church when he was nineteen years of age, and was licensed to preach in 1875, since when he has preached, but has never accepted a local charge. Mr. Cartwright has resided in this county since 1858, and on the farm where he now lives since 1865. He votes the Republican ticket; has been school director and township trustee; is a member of the I. O. O. F. at Gilboa.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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