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    GEORGE L. WOLCOTT, farmer; P.O. Allen's; one of the early pioneers of Miami Co.; he was born March 15, 1823, on the farm he now owns in Sec. 5, Brown Township; he is a son of John H. Wolcott, who was born in New Jersey, March 6, 1786, where he was raised on a farm and received a liberal education; in 1807, he emigrated to Ohio, and settled in Butler Co., remaining a few years, after which he removed to Warren Co., Ohio. He was one of the patriots of the struggle of 1812, under Capt. Maltbie. In 1820, came to Miami Co., and in 1821 settled on the farm above stated. During life he was honored with the most prominent offices of the counties and townships in which he resided, which he filled with credit and honor to himself, and benefit to the community in which he labored. Early in the nineteenth century he married Sarah James, who was born in Berkeley Co., Va., July 26, 1786. Their children were seven in number, of whom, two died in early life, and five are now living. John Wolcott during life, by good business habits, industry and economy, accumulated considerable wealth. Dec. 19, 1866, he departed this life, having been a master wheel in the communities where he resided; his wife survived him until July 18, 1879, when she, too, passed away. Our subject was brought up to farming and the culture of fruit trees. In early life he received a common education, and has always resided on the farm he now owns, which he hired at his mother's death; he lived up to the example of his father, and has had public transactions of the township and community entrusted to his care. May 27, 1849, he married Garthary Merritt, who was born in Warren Co., December, 1822. three children have been born to them.

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