Biography of Job Mattison
Salem Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





JOB MATTESON was born in Genesee County, N. Y., January 4, 1815. He is a son of Job and Malinda Matteson, who were natives of Massachusetts and removed to Marion County, Ohio, in 1814, his mother's death occurring one year later. He was married at the age of twenty one to Miss Hannah Messenger, of Marion County, and moved to this locality in 1841, purchasing the land on which he now resides. His first wife's death occurred May 18, 1870, and he was again married November 20, 1870, to Mrs. Sarah Scott, their two sons being Franklin J. and Ira T. By his first wife Mr. Matteson had eleven children. He owns 170 acres of land and makes farming and stock raising his sole business. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1845, being the first officer to fill that position in Salem Township, and served over fifteen successive years. Mr. Matteson was formerly a Whig, but now a Republican. Himself and wife are members of the Church of God, offically connected.

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


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