Biography of Israel W. George
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ISRAEL W. GEORGE, farmer, P. 0. Yanlue, born December 27, 1850, in Amanda Township, this county, is a son of Peter and Mary (Woodruff) George, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Ohio. Peter George, born October 13, 1799, came to Ohio with his parents when five years old. They settled near Ball's Bluff, Fairfield County, where he remained until 1827; then came to Hancock County, Ohio, and entered 160 acres of land. In 1830 he married Mary Woodruff, by whom he had nine children: Hannah, Henry (deceased), Amanda, John (who served in Company G, Fifty seventh Ohio Yolunteer Infantry), Eliza, Franklin ( a member of the Forty ninth Ohio Yolunteer Infantry, was killed at the battle of Lost Mountain), Mary C. (Mrs. Harland, deceased), Sarah (wife of J. Siddall) and Israel W. Peter George was a successful farmer, and held the office of commissioner for several years. He died December 10, 1884, leaving his widow to the care of their children, among whom he divided 312 acres of land. Israel W. George received his education in Amanda Township, this county. September 21, 1882, he married Mary, daughter of William Cole, of Marion Township, this county. Two children have been born to this union: William K. and one that died in infancy. Mr. George has filled the office of township clerk, and is now township trustee, and a leading young farmer of his time.

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

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