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    SETH McCOLLOCH, attorney-at-law and secretary and treasurer of the Border City Building and Loan Association at Piqua, has been a resident of this city for the past twenty years. He was born at Ridgeway, Hardin County, Ohio, in 1857, but accompanied his parents to Logan County in his childhood.

    Mr. McColloch takes a worthy pride in tracing his lineage from those sturdy pioneers who were the fore-runners of our splendid civilization. He is a direct descendant from Robert Zane, who came over with William Penn in 1682, and settled in Philadelphia , and whose great grandson, Isaac, was captured by the Indians, in Virginia, while on his way to school, at the age of nine years, and who was carried to Sandusky, Ohio, and adopted by the Chief of the Wyandottes and kept until he arrived at manhood; and later married the Chief's only daughter, Myeera, but whose mother was French. Isaac Zane became prominent as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and exerted a powerful influence in bringing about peace between the whites and Indians.

    Mr. McColloch's grandfather, William, married Nancy Zane, one of Isaac Zane's daughters, and history says that their first child was the first white child born in Muskingum County, Ohio. William and Nancy McColloch removed to Logan County, Ohio, and some of their children became her most distinguished citizens. Mr. McColloch's grandfather was a captain of scouts in the War of 1812, and was killed at Brownstown, now Detroit.

    After completing the common school course and the high school course at Rushsylvania, Logan County, Seth McColloch attended Delaware College and the Ohio Wesleyan University. For a number of years Mr. McColloch then taught school, after which he took up the study of law with the firm of Johnson & Johnson, at Piqua, and in 1895 was admitted to the bar. He immediately located in this city, at the same time taking an active interest in city politics and subsequently served eight years as city clerk. In addition to attending to the demands of his practice, for the past seven years Mr. McColloch has been officially connected with the Border City Building and Loan Company.

    In 1888 Mr. McColloch was married to Miss Effie G. Wright, of Rushsylvania, Ohio, and they have two children, Frank J. and Gerald W. Mr. and Mrs. McColloch are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he has been an elder for sixteen years. He is fraternally associated with the Odd Fellows, the Royal Arcanum and the Maccabees.

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