GEORGE GESSAMAN, farmer, P. 0. Tadmor, Montgomery Co., Ohio; born in Bethel Township, Miami Co., March 19, 1819;
is a son of George Gessaman, a native of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in the fall of 1805, and entered 160 acres
of land in the above named township. He made his home with his brother in law. Simon Shaffer, of whom he afterward
purchased 22 acres. While living with Mr. S. he did considerable toward converting the forest into a home. About
1809 or 1810, he married Elizabeth Black, a native of North Carolina, who also came here at an early day. They
were the parents of three children - Catharine, Susan, and George, who now owns the home farm in Sec. 25; since
he owned the farm he has made improvements, in the way of clearing, and erecting the present buildings. In 1839,
Nov. 7, he was united in marriage with Melinda Flook, born in Maryland Sept. 22, 1820; by this union they have
had thirteen children of whom eight are living, viz.: Margaret (now Mrs. Wolf), Louvina (now Mrs. Curts, in Iowa),
Martha (now Mrs. Heffner, near Dayton). Charlotte (now Mrs. Swallow, near Frederickstown, Montgomery Co.), Lewis
C., William L., Sylvester G. and Ulysses Grant.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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