Biography of Joseph P. Newell
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH P. NEWELL, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born May 27, 1842, in Jackson Township, this county, son of the pioneer Joseph Newell. Our subject was reared on the farm of his father, and attended the schools of the home district. He spent four months in 1864 as a soldier in Company A, One Hundred and Thirty third Regiment Ohio National Guards, which was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, and took part in the Virginia campaigns. He was mustered out with his regiment, leaving an honorable record as a brave and faithful soldier always ready for duty. Returning home he resumed his occupation of farming, and January 29, 1865, was united in marriage with Miss Mary A. Elsea, daughter of Moses Elsea. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Newell have resided in Jackson Township, this county. In 1866 he purchased of Judge D. J. Corey a farm of 160 acres, which he still owns. In 1877 he purchased the homestead farm which his father had entered from the Government, and here he has resided ever since. He has been industrious and successful in life and has acquired a fine property of 320 acres in all. To our subject and wife were born three children: Amanda E., Clara A. and Joseph Grant (deceased). Amanda E. prepared herself for the profession of teaching and has taught very successfully three terms in Jackson and Eagle Townships, this county. Mr. Newell is a Republican in politics; takes a deep interest in public affairs, and is one of the leading farmers and a representative citizen of Jackson Township.

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

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