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    OLIVER WHARTON, retired wagon-maker, Fletcher; was born in Bucks Co., Penn., May 17, 1807; when he was but 4 years of age his parents emigrated West, locating in Warren Co., Ohio. Oliver was raised in Warren Co., Ohio and in his boyhood days obtained a common education; at the age of 14 years he learned the trade of wagon-making, at which he served seven years, under instructions; soon after the completion of his trade, he opened out a shop for himself in the same county, where he, in a short time, had a healthy patronage; in 1836, he concluded to change locations, and did so, by removing to Fletcher, Miami Co., continuing his trade until 1865, when he retired from its duties; thirteen years after locating in Fletcher, he purchased his present farm of 72 acres, in Sec. 25, Brown Township; on this he now resided, in a retired state. In 1830, he married Jane Duer, a native of Pennsylvania; their marriage was celebrated in Montgomery Co., Ohio, where she resided at the time; they passed nearly half a century in connubial life, when she died, Aug. 11, 1877; their children were William (deceased in early life), Samuel (now a resident of Indianapolis, engaged as grocer), Phebe A. and Rebecca J. (now Mrs. Scott, of Brown Township, this county).

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