Biography of John Randall
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOHN RANDALL (deceased) was born in Virginia, in 1805, the son of Alexander Randall, a soldier in the Revolutionary war and a farmer, who came to Ohio in 1810, settling on a farm in Franklin County. Here our subject grew up, attending the common school, and commenced farming. In 1841 he came to Hancock County, settling on a farm which is now the site of McComb, and built near where the Cooper & Bro. Sawmill now stands. He took an active part in commencing the town, was a prominent man and held most of the offices of trust of Pleasant Township. He was very successful, and at the time of his demise owned 300 acres of land, the greater part of which is now in the corporation, and mostly owned by his daughter, Martha J., widow of Dr. Turner. He also owned eighty acres of land in Wood County, Ohio. He died October 12, 1856. His wife, whose maiden name was Julia Ann Thrap, lived to the advanced age of seventy one years and died in 1881. They reared a family of nine children, seven sons and two daughters. Five of the sons were in the Union Army during the late war of the Rebellion, all serving three years; two reenlisted and served till the close of the war; one was a commissioned officer, Joseph, captain of Company K, Sixty fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

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

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