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Hon John H Jennings


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:51:45

Hon John H Jennings, farmer, Sec 22, P O Boone, was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1825, and resided there until 1833, and then removed with his parents to Knox county, Ohio, and lived there until 1852, when he came to this county and remained three and then returned to Ohio, in 1860 he became a permanent resident of Boone county, settling where he now resides, his farm contains 320 acres of land well improved, and in his chosen occupation he has been very successful, in 1879 he was chosen by his friends to represent the county on the State Legislature, he is eminently a self-made man, commencing life with little means, he is a good illustration of what an industrious man can accomplish by giving his time mainly to one subject and bending his energies in one direction, a marked characteristic of Mr Jennings during his entire career has been untiring energy and enterprise, a man of strong will and determined purpose and but few men have a better record or achieved more satisfactory results from a small and discouraging beginning, and as a business man he is endowed with rare good sense and a well-balanced mind, his private life and his public records are alike untarnished, he was married August 26, 1852 to Miss Elizabeth Ewart of Knox county, Ohio, a lady of refined taste and domestic habits, whose life is devoted to making home happy and attractive, they have a family of two children: John E and Mary J, they have lost tow: Moselle A (died March 12, 1855) and Nathaniel B (died August 1, 1863)

1880 Boone Co History Book


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