Biography of Joseph Newell
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH NEWELL, farmer. P. 0. Findlay, was born in Shenandoah County, Va., July 20, 1809, and was brought to Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1812, by his parents. Thomas and Barbara Newell, former of whom died in Fairfield County. Ohio, in 1815, the latter then coming to Jackson Township this county, in 1835, with one son, Joseph, and three daughters: Sarah, wife of Isaac Morrison; Elizabeth, wife of Adam Hoy, and Salome, wife of Samuel Moffitt. Mrs. Newell afterward moved to Illinois, where she died in 1830, aged seventy three years. Our subject was united in marriage, in 1835, with Miss Barbara Bibler, of Fairfield County, Ohio, and came to Jackson Township, this county, the following year, entering 160 acres of land. Their children are Mrs. Harriet Douty, Mrs. Asenath Altman, Joseph P., Mrs. Minerva Oman, Mrs Emma Peterson, Louisa and Mrs. Sarah Morgan. Mr. Newell is an earnest and conscientious Republican. He has filled the office of township trustee for six years; is one of the representative pioneers and influential citizens of his township. Our subject is strictly a self made man. having earned every dollar he owns, and has given his children a good start in life. He and wife are members of the Methodist Church.

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

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