Biography of Joseph Foreman
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH FOREMAN, farmer, P. 0. Rawson, was born August 30, 1830, in Franklin County, Penn. His parents, William and Eleanor (McNeal) Foreman, came to Eagle Township, this county, with a family of eight children in 1845. The country being then new, they made the entire journey by wagon train, the older children, including Joseph, walking the whole distance. They settled on a farm in the northern part of Eagle Township, of which about twenty five acres were cleared, and at once began improving and developing the place. They resided on this farm until theft death; the mother died in 1850 and the father in 1863. Manifesting a spirit of patriotism, the boys, Joseph, John and George, gave their services to the Government during the war of the Rebellion. Joseph Foreman, the subject of this sketch, united in marriage, March 21, 1852, with Miss Christine Alspach, who was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, February 2, 1832, and came to this county in April, 1849. Her parents, Jacob and Polly (Miller) Aispach, lived in Fairfield County, Ohio, until the latter's death, after which Mr. Alspach moved to Indiana, where he now resides. Mr. and ,Mrs. Foreman settled in 1860 on an entirely new place, where they now reside. In May, 1864, Mr. Foreman enlisted in the One Hundred and Thirty fourth Regiment, Ohio National Guards, and served in the campaign in Virginia. He left an honorable record as a brave and faithful soldier, and on returning home he again devoted himself to the work of clearing up and developing his farm, upon which he has erected a handsome residence and made many other valuable improvements, owning 175 acres of good land. TO Mr. and Mrs. Foreman have been born ten children: Ellen (deceased), John Milton, Jacob M., Charles Ellsworth, James Gideon, Frederick (deceased), Edmund, Ada Belle, Cora Dell and Tena Mr. Foreman has given his children excellent educational advantages, both literary and musical. He is a man of firm principles, highly respected by all who know him. He was chosen, for nine years, trustee of Eagle Township.

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

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