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    HORACE COLEMAN, physician and surgeon, Troy; eldest son of Asa Coleman, whose biography appears in this work, was born in Troy Dec. 27, 1824; was educated at Gambier, Ohio; studied medicine under his father, and graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1849. After a few months' practice in Troy, he located in Logansport, Ind., in the spring of 1850, where he remained thirteen years, actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery, three of which he was a partner of Dr. G. N. Fitch. In October, 1861, he entered the army surgeon of the 46th Ind. V.I., and served nearly three years, either as medical director or surgeon-in-chief of his division. In May , 1864 he became surgeon of the 147th O. V. I. His services in the army were distinguished throughout for efficiency, fidelity and signal devotion to the needs of the sick and wounded. At the close of the war, he returned to Troy and engaged in practice; he was subsequently appointed Assessor of Internal Revenue for the Fourth District of Ohio, and filled the office during its continuance. In 1868, he was a Republican delegate to the Chicago Presidential Convention that nominated Grant and Colfax. Among the local positions which he has filled are those of Director in the First National Bank; a member of the City Council and President of the Board of Education. For a third of a century, he has been connected with the Masonic fraternity, and has occupied high positions of honor and trust therein; he is a gentleman of reserved, yet affable manners, fine social qualities, and is highly esteemed by the community for his sterling personal worth. On Nov. 9, 1847, he married Mary L., daughter of C. Aldrich, an early settler of Troy, Ohio; but a native of Rhode Island; seven children resulted from this union; five are living: Horace, Jessie L., Edward, Mary Rebecca and Warren. On the 8th of January, 1880, he moved to the old Coleman homestead, Prospect Hill, Staunton Township, with a view of making this his future and permanent home.

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