J. M. Frost. Among the old and honored residents of Spring Creek township, one who is held in high esteem and respect because of his worthy and industrious career, his good citizenship at all times, and his service during the Civil war, is J. M. Frost, who, in spite of advanced years, continues to be actively engaged in farming. Mr. Frost was born on his present farm, December 24, 1844, a son of Ebenezer and Nancy (McReynolds) Frost. The Frost family is one of the oldest in Miami county, where it was founded in 1805 by the grandfather of J. M. Frost, William Frost, a native of Riddles Mill, near Raleigh, N. C. This sturdy and worthy pioneer made, the journey overland and located in Spring Creek township, settling on the farm now occupied by his grandson, where he and his son both spent their lives in the pursuits of farming, Ebenezer Frost having been born on this property. Ebenezer and Nancy Frost were the parents of nine children, four of whom are still living: Armata C.; Alice L.; Sarah Elizabeth, the widow of S. L. Evans; and J. M. J. M. Frost acquired a public school education in the district schools of his day and grew up on the home farm, where he has always made his home. During the Civil war he enlisted in a volunteer infantry regimen t, which was recruited in his neighborhood, and with which he established an excellent record for brave and faithful service. He is the last of the surviving veterans of the great struggle now living in Spring Creek township. At the present time Mr. Frost has a highly cultivated farm of 104 acres, on which he has substantial buildings and excellent improvements. He has never married, he and his sisters living together in the old home, in the neighborhood of which they are held in high esteem as worthy, honorable people, well representative of the best agricultural element. During the war period Mr. Frost and his sisters were active workers in and liberal contributors to all movements formulated to insure the success of American arms. Mr. Frost is a member of the Masonic Order, Warren Lodge NO. 24 of Piqua, and the Piqua Chapter NO. 31, Royal Arch Masons. He is also a member of the Alexander Mitchell Post of Piqua, Ohio. The sisters are members of the Presbyterian church.

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