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    John H. Conklin, City and Township Clerk, Troy; was born in this township April 17, 1815; his parents, David and Mary J. (House) Conklin, were natives of Ohio, and in about 1814 settled in Piqua, where they made a permanent home. his father met his death in Illinois by the hand of a murderous assassin, in the summer of 1837, aged 45 years; his mother died in Missouri in 1861, aged 63 years; they were parents of ten children, four of whom are living. Mr. C's boyhood was passed in Piqua, where he received the rudiments of an education, which was more fully developed by attending a school in Spring Creek Township; in 1835, he came to Troy and was employed as salesman by Harker, Finner & Singer, with whom he remained four years; since then he has been employed by many of the business houses here; he served as Deputy Sheriff with Stephen Johnston one term. His marriage was celebrated with Mary J. Parsell, who has borne him ten children, eight of whom are living: Alfred L., Geraldine, Emma, Henry, Benjamin L., Bargoon, Lauren F. and John H.; the deceased are David P. and Edmund; Mrs. C. is a daughter of Bargoon and Susanna Parsell, who were residents of Clinton Co., Ohio. He has filled the office of Township Clerk twenty-one years in succession, been Deputy Treasurer for two years, and filled other positions of honor and trust - in all, discharging every duty, and by so doing won the confidence of his townsmen. He and his, estimable wife have been members of the M. E. Church since 1850.

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