Biography of Joseph Blow
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH BLOW, one of the representative men of the township, was born in England September 18, 1823. He is the son of Charles and Susauna (Hendryby) Blow. They had three children; James, Joseph and Edward, the former being now deceased. His father died aged fifty five years; his mother while Joseph was quite young; and, as a result, his educational privileges were limited. He worked at yearly wages, $40 to $50 per year, for some time, but came to America with both brothers in 1845, and located in Grand Township, Marion County. In 1855, he bought 160 acres of land there at a cost of $1,075, clearing 120 acres of forest land himself. His farm is in good repair, valued at $55 per acre, and has been rented for the past seven years. He purchased his present home ot fortytwo acres near Marseilles in 1876, paying $2,900 for the same, and making it a present to his wife. This farm is valued at $100 per acre, a valuable stone quarry being located near the residence. His marriage to Rachel Blow occurred March 8, 1863. She was born December 14, 1841, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Blow. They have no children. Politically, Mr. Blow is an Independent, and, with his wife, is a member of the Disciple Church. He is also a member of the G. A. R. Mr. Blow was a soldier in the late war, entering the service in October, 1864, Company C, Thirty eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was engaged at Chattanooga, where he was taken sick and confined to the field hospital, but was subsequently removed to Nashville, Jeffersonville, and lastly to Camp Dennison, where he was discharged in the spring of 1865. In England he was a member of the L O. O. F. fraternity. Robert and Elizabeth Blow, parents of Mrs. Rachel Blow, came to America from England in 1857, settling in Grand Township, Marion County. They had eight children, six now living; Charles, Hannah, Lucy, Robert, Peter and Rachel. The deceased are George and Edward. Robert Blow died aged eighty five, and his wife, Elizabeth, at the age of seventy years. This family were all natives of England.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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