Biography of Jacob Hollanshead
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JACOB HOLLANSHEAD was born in Frederick County, Va., January 7, 1815, son of Thomas and Iva (Deal) Hollanshead, the former of whom died the same year. The latter remarried in 1819 to William Stayner of Pickaway County, their children being Maria, Thomas and Susanna B., wife of David Bower. Mr. ilollanshead came with his stepfather to Marion County in 1824, and resided there till 1846. He was married to Jane Conrad, daughter of Jacob and Eve (Van Devander) Conrad, January 4. 1838. She was born May 23, 1817, after the death of her father. This union was blessed by eleven children: Mary Ann, born March 10, 1839; Maria, December 13, 1840; William H., November 3, 1842; Jacob S., March 5, 1847; Orrin F., February 24, 1849; Milton M., August 3, 1853; Matilda J., October 14, 1855; Julia V., July 5, 1858; Emma, September 10, 1861. The deceased are Thomas, born April 2, 1845, and missing after the battle of Stone River in 1862-63; and Elizabeth, born March 6, 1857, died March 31, 1865. In the spring of 1846. Mr. Hollanshead came to this county and located on the farm where he now resides, his log cabin giving place in 1857 to his present comfortable frame dwelling. His first land purchase was made at the Government land sales in 1845, and to this he has added, by subsequent purchases, till he now owns 360 acres valued at $75 per acre. He is quite extensively engaged in stock raising, his annual product usually amounting from $1,500 to $2,000. Mr. Hollanshead served as County Commissioner three years and in the minor offices of Trustee, Treasurer, Justice, etc., many years. He is a thorough and life long Democrat, and has been officially connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty five years.

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


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