Biography of Charles Voorhis
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

CHARLES VOORHIS, farmer; P. 0. Alcony; born in Richmond, Ind., Jan. 3, 1826; is a son of Daniel P. and Ann (Vandever) Voorhis; he was born in Kentucky and she in New Jersey; Daniel P. and wife were parents of three children, viz., Lydia, Sarah A. (deceased) and Charles; Daniel came to Miami Co. and located here in the fall of 1830, where he died April 12, 1855; his widow is still living, and in her 81st year. The subject of our sketch remained with his father till his death. On Oct. 16, 1855, he was united in Carriage with Melinda, daughter of Howard and Nancy (Stafford) Mitchell, he being a native of Virginia and she of Ohio; by this union they had two children, one only now living, viz., Sarah Luella, now Mrs. J. O. Leffel; Mr. Voorhis, soon after his marriage, located upon the farm where he now resides; he lost his wife May 15, 1874, and on May 2, 1876, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Amy Fenner, born March 23, 1847, in Troy, a daughter of John and Amy Irwin; he was born in Pennsylvania and she in New Jersey, and were quite early settlers of this county; they were parents of ten children, of whom seven are now living, viz., Ferdinand, Washington, John, George, Amy, Mary and Henry; Mr. Voorhis and wife have one child, viz., Mary C.; they have been residents on this farm twenty four years; he has 135 acres, with a fine brick house and other essential buildings, he having erected the house and made most of the improvements during his residence here. Mr. Voorhis has held many offices, as Township Trustee, School Director, member of the Board of Education, etc.

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

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