Biography of Charles Ramsey
Hancock County, OH Biographies

CHARLES RAMSEY, retired farmer, P. 0. Dunkirk, Hardin County, was born in Montgomery County, Md., in 1804. He was declared free at the age of twenty one by the will of his owner, but did not really obtain his freedom until' e was thirty years old. Our subject ran a ferry boat twenty five years on the Ohio River at Steubenville, and amassed a considerable sum of money. In 1853 he came to Delaware Township, this county, and began dealing up and farming 240 acres of land he had purchased in 1837; at one time he owned 520 acres of land. In 1868 his wife died. Of her ten children three are now living: Mrs. Christyann L. Hawkins, Martha Jane and Emily L In August, 1871, Charles Ramsey married, for his second wife, Mrs. Louisa Watson, who died of heart disease May 16, 1885, while visiting her daughter at Forest, Ohio. Mr. Ramsey now owns a fine farm of 240 acresof land in this county, besides having given liberally to his children. He also owns a comfortable house in Dunkirk, Hardin Co.,Ohio, to which he moved in 1882 and where he is living a somewhat retired life, enjoying the peace and quiet of a prosperous old age. His daughters are members of the United Brethren Church. He has been a church member since he was eleven years of age, and is now a member of the Wesleyan Church. When he was a little boy, on being reproved by a gentleman for swearing, Charles made the remark: "I throw it all in the fire," and he has never been known to swear since that time. He also formed his habit of saving while very young, by taking the timely advice of a friend. Charles Ramsey has been an industrious and energetic citizen and is very highly respected wherever known.

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

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