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    S. B. Freshour, farmer and teacher ; P. O. Covington; was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1834, and is the son of George and Mary (Byrkett) Freshour; Geo. F. was born in Berkley Co., Va., in 1808; he moved to Ohio in 1831 and located, in 1833, in Shelby Co., but in 1839 moved to Newton Township, on See. 10; in 1866, he removed to Newberry Township, where he still resides; he was married in 1833, to Mary Byrkett, of Union Township, who was born in 1818, and comes of early settlers; she died in 1848, leaving three sons and two daughters. S. B. is the oldest child, and was reared to farm labor; he improved his meager educational advantages, and, at the age of 21, was qualified to enter the profession of teaching, which he has since followed (with the exception of four years), during the winter months; he attended school considerably previous to the war, and after, he began teaching at leisure times; at the first call for men to suppress the late rebellion, Mr. F. enlisted in the 11th O. V. I.; at the expiration of his three-months enlistment be returned home, staying until the spring of 1864, when he went out again as a member of the 147th O. N. G., and served 100 days, which closed his military career. He is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the Christian Church. He married, in 1862, Elizabeth Langston, of Union Township, daughter of Leonard Langston; of his three sons and three daughters' two sons and one daughter have died. Mr. Freshour takes a great interest in the education of his children, and his son has lately graduated from the high school of Covington.

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