Biography of Samuel Shoup
Ridge Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





SAMUEL SHOUP, one of the most prominent farmers of this township, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, July 10, 1826. His parentE, Henry and Mary (Secrist) Shoup, were natives of Pennsylvania and Germany respectively. They located in Wayne County, Ohio, soon after their marriage, and resided there till 1848, when they moved to this county, where the father died in 1867; the mother in 1872. Their children were Mary, Elizabeth, John, Catharine and Samuel - John and Elizabeth being now deceased. Samuel, the subject of this sketch, came to this county with his parents, with whom he was associated till his twenty first year, at which time he began business on his own responsibilities, purchasing eighty acres in this township. To his first purchase, by his success, Mr. Shoup was enabled to increase his possessions very largely, owning at one time 300 acres. He still retains 260 acres, valued at $80 to $85 per acre. He was married, August 2, 1851, to Hulda Chesebrough, native of New York, daughter of Saxton and Mary (Young) Chesebrough, who located in this township in 1846. Her grandfather Chesebrough was a wealthy New Englander, and her grandfather Young was a Tory during the war of 1812. Her father died in this county in December, 1861; her mother died in York State in June, 1844. Their children were Mathew Y., Samuel Y., Hannah, Mercy, Hulda, Silas, William, Catharine, Sarah. George W. and Mary A., the latter six all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Shoup have but one child, Saxton C., who was born September 12, 1854. In politics, Mr. Shoup is a Democrat. He is recognized as one of the most successful and substantial farmers of of the township, and is well respected as a neighbor and citizen.

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


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