Biography of Miss Elizabeth Sheets
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

ELIZABETH SHEETS, farmer; P. 0. Casstown; born in Miami Co. Feb. 7, 1826; is a daughter of Isaac S. and Nancy (Knoop) Sheets; he was born in Pennsylvania, and she in Staunton Township. The grandparents were natives of Pennsylvania. The grandfather Sheets removed to Tennessee when Isaac was a child; went to Miami Co., in fall of 1812, and located on the farm now owned by Joseph Studebaker, where he lived till about 1832, when he removed to Clark Co., where he died. Mr. Isaac Sheets. after his marriage, lived with his father about two years, then located on what has been known as the "Sheets place," 'where he resided during the remainder of his life. He cleared up all the farm but about 10 acres, upon which were small log buildings. Soon after locating here, he built a saw mill, and in 1832 erected a grist mill, where they commenced grinding about the 4th of July, 1834. Mr. Sheets and wife were the parents of seven children, of whom five are now living, viz., Elizabeth. Mary, John K., Barbara Jane and George M. He lost his wife May 3. 1862; he died suddenly Sept. 24, 1876, from disease of the heart, while at Philadelphia attending the Centennial, being nearly 78 years of age. Mr. Sheets was a great worker with both mind and body, and accomplished a vast amount of labor during his life, being a public spirited man and a leader in all public improvements. At his death he was the owner of over 500 acres of land, with good buildings upon all his farms He was a very popular man in the community. having served as County Commissioner for two terms. At his death, the subject of this sketch came into possession of 120 acres of land, on which she lives. surrounded by good buildings and improvements.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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