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    Andrew Deweese, farmer; P. O. Troy; he was born in Miami County November 1, 1827, is a son of Thomas and Ruth Dye Deweese; he was probably a native of Virginia, she of Pennsylvania, and came to this county among its earliest settlers; they were the parents of seven children, viz., John, born May 5, 1823; Mary, born September 15, 1825, now Mrs. George W. Fuller and living in Urbana; Andrew; Elizabeth, deceased, was married to John Croy, by whom she had three children; David, born march 7, 1833; Melissa, born August 21, 1835, deceased; Thomas, deceased. Mr. Deweese first located on upon the farm now owned by the Statlers, where he resided about seven years, then going to the farm adjoining it on the north, upon which the sons, Andrew and David, now live; where he lived and died, February 17, 1838; his death being caused by a run-away team, throwing him from a sled; he was dragged quite a distance and so much injured that he died the next evening. When Thomas came upon this farm, it was all in the wilderness and they then commenced in pioneer style, in a log cabin, toiling and laboring from year to year, till at last they were permitted to see some 50 acres cleared, a good brick house erected, and everything brought into such improved conditions that it became a very comfortable and pleasant home. Andrew and David have now managed the farm for about thirty-five years and, during this time, have bought out the other heirs, being entire owners of the farm for many years. Andrew was united in marriage September 5, 1866 with Elizabeth Hart, daughter of Wilson and Laura Hart. Andrew and David have an excellent farm, in fine cultivation. After the death of Thomas Deweese, Ruth, his wife, was left with a large family of seven children, one being an infant, while the eldest was but 15 years of age; with this charge upon her hands, it called forth all of the energy and good judgment of her well-balanced mind to keep her family all together, raise and train them aright; but she was a woman fully qualified for the undertaking and well did she do her work; managing the farm, educating and training the children in so successful a manner that her care and teaching can never be forgotten by them; her labors and good works deserving a place upon these pages to be handed down to mothers of future generations. On December 21, 1876, her labors being done, at her Master's call, she quietly passed away from the toils and cares of earth to joy and peace beyond.

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