Biography of David P. Hagerty
Hancock County, OH Biographies

DAVID P. HAGERTY, farmer and school examiner, P. O. Findlay, was born in Fayette County, Penn., April 3, 1844, son of Samuel J and Maria (Gween) Hagerty, natives of Pennsylvania, the former of Irish and the latter of English descent. Samuel J. Hagerty was a stone mason in early life, and afterward became a farmer; his family consisted of five children - three daughters and two sons, our subject being the eldest son. David P. Hagerty was reared on the farm, received a liberal education, and, on reaching his majority, commenced teaching school in Pennsylvania, where he taught for four terms, and also farmed. He came to this county in 1874 and taught school here for some time, but, for the last year or two has devoted his time to farming, in which pursuit he has been successful. He now owns 1211 acres of land, well stocked, and with a good house and barn upon it. Mr. Hagerty is a great reader and a liberal purchaser of books. October 19, 1865 he was united in marriage with Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Sloterback), Browneller, the latter a native of Pennsylvania and of German descent. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Hagerty are Lizzie D., Albert L., Anna B , Samuel J. and Emma O. Mr. Hagerty is a Democrat in politics, also justice of the peace, and now a member of the board of school examiners of this county. His great grandmother, who is a descendant of the house of Burgess, holds the title to Staten Island, New York.

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

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