Biography of Andrew Nigh
Hancock County, OH Biographies

ANDREW NIGH, farmer and stock raiser. P. 0. McComb, was born in Northampton County, Penn., June 14, 1812. son of Lawrence and Nancy (Welsh) Nigh; latter a native of Pennsylvania. of Irish descent. Lawrence Nigh. the father of our subject, a native of New Jersey and of Holland descent, came to Ohio in 1817 and settled on a farm in Columbiana County. He reared a family of eleven children, all of whom grew to maturity and married, our subject being the eldest. Andrew Nigh was reared on the farm. and at the age of eighteen years learned the trade of plastering, which he followed for fourteen summers. He came to this county in October, 1837, and settled on a farm in Pleasant Township, where he remained one year and then removed to his present farm, consisting of 157 acres of land in Portage Township, this county. Mr. Nigh was united in marriage, in 1835, with Catherine, daughter of Martin De Bodes, and of German descent. To them were born nine children, six of whom survive; of the deceased, Franklin and Martin both died in the army; Franklin was in Company G, One Hundred and Eighteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infant try, and Martin served under Capt. Cusac, in Company G, Twenty first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; the survivors are 0. P., married, a farmer in Portage Township, this county; Elizabeth, wife of A. Gorrell, residing on the home farm; S. W. (married Miss Wilson), a farmer in Portage Township, this county; Martha J., wife of Lewis Thomas, a painter in Bowling Green, Wood Co., Ohio; Barbara, wife of William Thomas, an engineer on the Pan Handle Railroad at Denison, Ohio; and D. E., married, residing in North Baltimore, Wood Co., Ohio Mrs. Nigh died in 1881, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Nigh was township treasurer for four years and township trustee for six years; he is a prominent pioneer and one of the few who still live on the land they entered from the Government.

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

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