Biography of Ira Plotts
Hancock County, OH Biographies

IRA PLOTTS, merchant, Vanlue, born July 10, 1830, in Fairfield County, Ohio, is a son of Gershoin and Mary (Plotner) Plots, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in 1800. Gershom Plotts was one of the pioneers of Fairfield County and Hancock County, Ohio, and a soldier in the war of 1812, having enlisted in Fairfield County. He was three times married and was the father of ten children, eight of whom are still living: Hiram, Washington, Andrew J., John, William L., Ira, Oliver and Moses. In 1834 Ira Plots, our subject, was brought to Hancock County with his parents, who settled in Amanda Township on Section 16, near Vanlue. Gershorn Plots remained in Amanda Township twenty years, and in 1854 he removed to Michigan, where he died. Ira Plotts went to Michigan with his parents, and in 1859 returned to Hancock County, Ohio, where he has since remained. He married, in 1854, Mary J., daughter of George Morehart, of Amanda Township, this county. To this union have been born ten children, five of whom are living: Ella, wife of S. C. Chesebro; Etta, wife of J. V. Rice; Augusta, wife of F. Cross; Alwilda J. and Sarah. In 1860 Mr. Plotts embarked in the grocery business, adding in 1863 the dry goods branch, and has been engaged in the grocery and dry goods business ever since. He has been a successful business man. He has served as justice of the peace six years. He has a farm near Vanlue, this county, on which he has passed a good portion of his time. In politics Mr. Plotts is a Democrat; a member of the I. O. O. F.

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

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