Biography of George W. Font
Hancock County, OH Biographies

GEORGE W. FONT, farmer, McComb, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, August 20, 1836, son of Frederick Font, of Welsh descent. His father, born in Virginia in 1798, enjoys good health and takes an active interest in the affairs of his farm. He, Frederick Font, came with his family to this county in 1841, settling in Pleasant Township, where he has since resided, taking up 160 acres of wild land, which he has cleared. His wife died in 1871. He is now passing his declining years with the youngest of his five children, George W. Our subject was reared on the farm, attending the log schoolhouse, and has made farming his vocation. He was married, in 1862, to Sarah E. Cochrel, by whom he had the following named children: John F. (deceased); Alice A., wife of W. C. Hanes, a barber, of McComb; Eugene Earl; William A, and Emmet D. In politics Mr. Font is a Republican. In 1864 he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Seventy eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, participated in some severe battles, and served till the close of the war. He then returned home and resumed farming, though his health is seriously impaired by hardships endured while in his country's service. He is owner of a fine farm, part of which is within the corporation limits of McComb.

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

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