J. B. CHERRY, farmer and stock raiser. P. O. McComb, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, March 1, 1842, son
of Ralph and Elizabeth (Lebe) Cherry, natives of Pennsylvania and of German origin. Ralph Cherry, a farmer by occupation,
came to Hancock County, Ohio, in 1847, and settled a half mile northwest of Findlay He reared a family of seven
children. Our subject, the fifth born, was raised on a farm, attending the common schools. He worked on his father's
farm for a few years, and then engaged in the harness business in McComb, in which he continued for five years.
He then rented and conducted a grist mill for three years. In 1875 he bought a farm of forty acres, and has since
been engaged in agricultural pursuits, for which purposes he rents other land in addition to his farm. He was married,
in 1867, to Mary E., daughter of James Ewing, of German lineage. Their children are J. R., C. W., J. H., F. B.,
Luther, J. N. and Vick. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry are members of the Presbyterian Church in McComb. Politically he is
a Republican. He has served as school director of his township.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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