WASHINGTON MOREHART, farmer, P. 0. Vanlue, was born March 4, 1817, in Fairfield County, Ohio. His grandparents
came from Westmoreland County, Penn., and were pioneers of Fairfield County, Ohio. Our subject, with his brother
William Josiah and sisters Sarah and Maria, came to Hancock County. Ohio, in 1833, and began pioneer life on land
which he and his uncle, Andrew (then a resident of Seneca County, Ohio), had entered some time prior to that date.
They soon erected a cabin and began clearing their land with a view to making a home. In 1839 Mr. Morehart married
Elizabeth, daughter of George Breiner, and by her he has three children: Malinda, wife of F. M. Lee; Caroline,
wife of R. M. Lee; and Christiann, wife of Isaac Wohlgamuth. Mrs. Morehart departed this life in 1884. Mr. Morehart
lived on his farm forty years, then moved to the village of Vanlue, this county, where he has since resided, but
still owns and manages his farm. He had but little to begin life with, but has acquired a fair competency. He has
filled the office of township trustee for several years, and is a man highly respected by his fellow townsmen.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
Hancock County, Ohio Biographies
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