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    Samuel Webb, retired; P. O. Casstown; born in Lost Creek Twp., this county; is a son of Elisha and Mary Webb, he being a native of Pennsylvania, she of Maryland, whose ancestry is mentioned in the sketch of John Webb in this work. Elisha, the father, was born Jan. 25, 1778, and came to Miami County with his mother and brother, John, at the date stated in John's sketch, being among the early pioneers; he located on a farm one-half mile north of Casstown, where he cleared a farm and made a home from the primeval forests; Mr. Webb was a man of peculiar home habits, being a very industrious, hard working-man, very devoted to his home interests and his family; he never even went to Troy, a distance of four miles; the canal having then been built twenty years, he had never seen it until one day, by great coaxing of some of his neighbors, he was induced to go with them and see it. He was religiously very devoted, knowing the Bible almost by heart, yet never attended church, but ever extending his warm hospitality to the ministers, bringing up his family to be constant attendants of church services; in his later years, he became possessed of considerable means and often loaned money to his neighbors, but would never take a note therefor, believing that, if a man's word was not good, neither was the note; these were some of his peculiarities, but was of undoubted character, an excellent neighbor, and one whose life was a benefit to his generation. Elisha and Mary were the parents of ten children, eight of whom are living - Hannah (now Mrs. J. Martin), John (now living in Michigan), Samuel, Rachel (now Widow Cregar, living in Seneca Co., Ohio), Nancy (now Mrs. Jones), Joseph D. (living in Mercer County), Pamelia (now Mrs. Young), and James T. Mary Webb, the mother, departed this life March 17, 1873, and Elisha Oct. 13, 1873. Mr. Webb, our subject, learned the carpenter's trade; at this trade and farming, he spent most of his life, until 1867; then he became a dealer in nursery stock, which business he followed for nine years, since which he has lived in Casstown mostly, retired from active business. On Sept. 21, 1876, he was united in marriage with Jennie Pyfer, who was a daughter of John and Mary Pyfer, he being a native of Virginia and she of Maryland; Mr. Pyfer is now a resident of Mercer County, Ohio; Jennie, their daughter, the wife of our subject, received a very good education and taught school for sixteen years, until her marriage with Mr. Webb.

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