CEPHAS PANCAKE (deceased) was born in this county February 21, 1819. He was the son of Joseph and Susan (Linton)
Pancake. The family emigrated from Virginia and settled in Range Township, this county, at a very early day, Our
subject's early days were passed on his father's farm, during which time he managed to secure a moderate education.
He was first married, February 4, 1841, to Miss Nancy Cooper, daughter of Peter Cooper; she died July 29, 1855.
The children by this marriage were as follows: Margaret (deceased), William (deceased), Mary Jane (deceased), Thompson
(deceased), John and David S. (deceased). On November 21, 1855, he was again married to Miss Caroline V. Mahoy,
daughter of Joseph Mahoy, by whom he had five children, viz., Joseph. Edmund B., E. Iva, Aquilla T. (deceased)
and Cephas Pearl. In 1860, he moved into Oak Run Township where in course of time he became a large land holder.
He was a very popular man and was known throughout the county as one of the most enterprising farmers and stock
raisers. His death took place October 12, 1874.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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