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    Sampson A. Marshall, farmer; P. O. Laura; born in this county in 1834, of English descent; his father, William, and mother, Charity Wright, were from South Carolina, the latter born June 11, 1801; they made the journey of 700 miles, to Ohio, in a wagon, with four sons he first located on the Stillwater, but died at his home in Darke Co., Nov. 10, 1837, leaving ten children; John, born March 25, 1818, died Jan. 9,1854; William, born Sept. 5,1819; Thomas. born Feb. 25, 1822, died in 1871; Ahab, born Oct. 7, 1825, died June 18, 1851; Sarah, born June 15, 1828; Jane, born July 6, 1830 Mary and Rachel, twins, born Nov. 15, 1832, the former died Sept. 20, 1854, the latter, June 20, 1853; Sampson, born Oct. 7, 1834, and Charity, born Aug. 1, 1836, died Dec. 18, 1857. Sampson A. learned the carpenter trade, and continued the business until 1857, since which time he has followed farming; he cleared a farm of 32 acres in Darke Co., and in 1878 came to his present place. Aug,. 19, 1857, married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Amelia (Hall) Rhodehamel; Samuel was born in Pennsylvania May 3, 1803; his father, John R., was born in Saxony, and his mother, Maria Miller, in Breisen; they came to the United States in 1800, locating in Pennsylvania; in 1804, to Montgomery Co., Ohio, and in 1820 to Union Township, where John R. died, aged 76, and Maria at 90 years. Of twelve children, two survive Samuel was raised to farm labor, obtaining a limited education; except a short interval, he has lived upon his present place since 1826. May 11 1822, he married Amelia Hall, her father, Amos, being an early settler; she died July 15, 1878 their children were; Orel, born June 13, 1858; Sarah E., born April 14, 1861; John H., born Sept. 25, 1863; Jane, born Dec. 23, 1 865; William, born May 4, 1868; Frank A., born Feb. 25, 1875; and Omer, born Oct. 8, 1877. Samuel R. has been a member of the Christian Church for forty years of his ten children, three now survive.

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