GEORGE W. YOST, farmer, P. 0. Houcktown, was born in Perry County, Ohio. July 17, 1837, and moved to Licking
County, Ohio, in 1846, with his parents. He came to Jackson Township, this county, in 1872, and carried on a general
merchandising store in Houcktown for four years. He was united in marriage, June 25, 1874, with Miss Hettie J.
Melick, of Fairfield County, Ohio. He purchased a farm of forty two acres of land in Jackson Township, this county,
in 1876, and has Since resided upon it. His children were Alfa M. (deceased March 29, 1885, in his tenth year),
Harry Lee and Georgie (latter deceased May 14, 1884; aged nine months). Mr. Yost is a F. & A. M. He is very
active in public affairs. In 1877 he was elected township clerk, which position he has held by reelection ever
since, receiving much larger majorities than the rest of his ticket in the township. In politics he is a Democrat.
Mrs. Yost is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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