Biography of James B. Pool
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JAMES B. POOL was born in Richland County, Ohio, May 14, 1833, son of Alexander and. Phoebe H. (Harris) Pool, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German and Irish blood. The former was born July 15, 1799, the latter May 10, 1802; married June 7, 1821. They removed to the farm on which our subject now resides, in 1834, entering eighty acres of forest land, clearing the whole of it. They were the parents of eight children, seven living; Harris, William, John, Elza, James B., Clarissa E. and Charles. Eliza J. is deceased. The mother died May 14, 1878; the father December 24, 1880. Our subject received a limited education, leaving off his educational pursuits at the age of eighteen, and serving an apprenticeship of two and one half years at the wagon trade in Upper Sandusky, following this pursuit till 1861. April 18, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three months, meeting with no engagements; re-enlisted in Company C, Second Missouri Cavalry, First Sergeant, and participated in the battles of Pierce's Mills, Moore's Mills, Kirksville, Little Rock, and one south of the latter place. Was wounded at Kirksville, but returned to his company soon after, and was discharged August 3, 1865. He was married, September 15, 1856, to Modestia Woodard, one child, Oscar being born to them, November 11, 1857. She died February 1, 1859. Mr. Pool was again married, September 12, 1862, to Mary E. Boyer, daughter of Eli and Lucinda (Banghart) Boyer, natives of Ohio. He inherited and bought the old homestead, located on the Tymochtee Creek, and valued at $60 per acre. Since the war he has been engaged in farming, though his sight was permanently injured in the service. In politics, Mr. Pool is a Republican, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he has been an Elder for the past live years. His wife is also a member of the same organization.

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

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