Biography of Samuel Ewing, Sr.
Salem Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





SAMUEL EWING, Sr., whose portrait appears in this work, was born March 15, 1809, and is the oldest living son of Samuel and Nancy (Cotton) Ewing, natives of Ireland and Pennsylvania respectively. His parents were married in the latter State, and resided there many years, closing their lives in Beaver County, where their remains now repose. Our subject was brought up on a farm, and educated in the common schools of Pennsylvania, the log schoolhouse and puncheon floor then being in vogue. At the age of twenty, he learned the tailor's trade, which he pursued till 1829, when he abandoned it for the farm. He was thereafter engaged in agricultural pursuits till 1881, when he disposed of his chattels and has since lived a retired life, making his home with his son in law, L. C. Moody, his wife having passed away January 1, 1876. Mr. Ewing was married in Beaver County, Penn., March 18, 1835, to Christina Mason, also a native of Pennsylvania, and to this union were born four sons and six daughters, namely: Nancy, John M., Mary, Martin, Amos, Lucretia, Martha J., Alice, Melissa and George W., all living but Melissa. In October, 1851, Mr. Ewing removed with his family to Upper Sandusky, where he resided several months, then removing to his farm of 124 acres, purchased three years previous; this farm is valued at $100 per acre. In 1851, Mr. Ewing also purchased 160 acres in Salem Township, which is valued at $75 per acre. He has always been an industrious and thorough going citizen, and has been a faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church for many years. He is highly esteemed by his circle of acquaintances, and one of the most substantial and respected citizens of the township in which he resides.

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


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