JOSEPH W. CLASON, farmer, P. 0. Mount Blanchard; born Septemtember, 1827, in Stamford, Conn., is a son of Benjamin
and Nancy (Ayres) Clason, natives of Connecticut, both of whom died in that State. Benjamin Clason was the father
of seven children, four of whom are now living: Joseph W., Stephen, Samuel and John, all in Connecticut except
Joseph W. The subject of this sketch came to Ohio in 1857, and settled in Amanda Township, this county, on land
formerly occupied by his brother James, who came to Ohio prior to this date and died here. Joseph W. Clason had
been a teacher in Connecticut for several years. He belongs to a family who early learned to take care of themselves.
He received a fair education, as do most sons of New England, and, in 1858, married Sarah E., daughter of Sanford
Smith. To this marriage were born two children: Solomon W. (deceased) and Lillie A. Mr. Clason has 113 acres of
good land in Amanda Township, this county. He has been a successful farmer and has laid up a good competence for
himself and family.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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