Biography of Solomon Spoon
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SOLOMON SPOON is a native of Perry County, Penn., born April 28, 1802, to Meicher and Christina Spoon, of German parentage. When a young man, he went to New York State, stopping six years; came to Ohio in 1835, and came to this county in 1841, settling near Wharton, where he purchased forty acres and entered forty more. Having no home, he slept under a hickory tree one night with the wolves howling about him, then having a family of eight children. His marriage to Hannah Cooney occurred in 1825, and resulted in the birth of thirteen; Abraham, George W. (deceased), Daniel, David F., Solomon, Samuel (deceased), William. Rebecca, Jacob, Mary A., Levi and Elizabeth (both deceased) and Reuben. Mrs. Spoon died February 25, 1859, aged fifty four years, and our subject was married in November, 1861, to Mrs. Mary A. Case, widow of David Case (formerly widow of William Bennett), and daughter of Abraham Cole. She was born January 29, 1813, in Fairfield County, Ohio, her parents coming to Richland Township in 1835, and entering over two sections of land. Her father died in 1844. Her first marriage was celebrated in 1846; they resided in Delaware County, Ohio, and had five children; Sarah E., Ransom, Verninda, Jerusha and William R., the latter deceased. Mr. Bennett was killed by a falling tree October 25, 1845. Her marriage to Mr. Case occurred in 1851, two children resulting; Luellen and Elnora M., both deceased. Mr. Case died of consumption in 1857, aged fifty five years. Mrs. Spoon inherited eighty acres of her father's estate and a dowry from her first husband. Mr. S. has disposed of his farm, and purchased town property in Wharton, where he now resides. He is an "old time" Democrat, the oldest resident in the village and among the oldest in the township. He is a member of the Church of God; his wife of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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


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