Biography of Arthur A. Pucket
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





ARTHUR A. PUCKET, farmer, P. 0. Mt. Sterling. The subject of this sketch was born at Manchester, Adams County, Ohio, May 14, 1831. He is a son of John and Catherine M. (deceased) Pucket. His father was born in Adams County, Ohio, and when a boy, with his father, came to Highland County, where, in 1826, he married. Four of his family of seven, children are yet living - Mary, Sarah J., Martha, and our subject, who is the oldest now living. After his marriage, he engaged in the tanning business until 1831, in which year he came to Mt. Sterling, this county, where he again engaged in tanning, and continued in the same many years. In 1853, he settled on the farm at present occupied by our subject. His wife died in 1872, having enjoyed many pleasant years of married life. For fifteen years he has been afflicted with paralysis; during the past five years, he has been utterly helpless, and has been under the care and protection of our subject and his kind wife. He has served as Trustee of Pleasant Township, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject, in his youth, received a liberal English education, and in February, 1853, he married Miss Margaret Willman, daughter of James and Letts Willman. By her he had two children - James V. and John W. She died in April, 1856. In April, 1857, he married Louisa Stroup, daughter of Clabourne and Mary Stroup, of Highland County, this State. To them have been born six children, four of whom are now living - William N., Maggie A., Mary M. and George W. in 1852, he took possession of the tannery after his father's retirement at Mt. Sterling. He engaged in tanning for the two following years, when he removed to Adams County, where he farmed eighteen months, and lost his wife. In 1856, he returned to Mt. Sterling, and for one year engaged in the mercantile business. In 1860, he moved to Fayette County, and engaged in agricultural pursuits for the following six years, at the expiration of which time he returned to Pleasant Township, this county. In 1878, he located on his father's homestead, where he at present resides. He is a member of the Christian Church, and of the F. & A. M. society; the owner of 115 acres of land.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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