Danison Family Genealogy Forum
The following is an excerpt from the History of Perry County, biographies:
“Danison, Hiram, born 1829, a farmer, Glenford post office (Glenford, Hopewell Township, Perry County, OH) is the son of the late venerable James Danison, who came to Hopewell Township from Maryland in 1812, when his father, Jared Danison, settled on section fifteen. The sons of this old pioneer were: William, Jared, Asa, Elisha, and James, the father of Hiram Danison. The daughters were Elizabeth, the wife of John Ward, and a Mrs Petty.
As late as the year 1830, James , in partnership with two brothers, purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in section 16, forty of which fell to James and is the same land on which he afterwards lived and died. Tradition derived from the mother of Hiram asserts that James worked on the National Pike, and thereby earned the money with which to buy and pay for this first forty acres of land, the price of which was then $1.25 per acre, due perhaps to its rocky surface and the date of its purchase, and the fifty cents per day earned by labor. James died in 1864 owning one hundred acres of land, leaving his widow, was Dorcus Wilson, an aunt of Jeremiah Wilson, residing on section 21, Hopewell (Twp) with one son, Hiram and one daughter, Mrs Harriet Walser, wife of Jefferson Walser, Glenford post office, OH. Hiram has added twenty acres to the old homestead , comprising two hundred acres of which his sister obtained seventy five acres, leaving one hundred twenty acres at this time. (1889) His (Hirams’s) first wife and the mother of all of his children was Mrs Rebecca Wilson, daughter of John Wilson who died in 1865. Her children are : Clarissa, wife of Ezra Plane (killed by accident); Allie wife of John Plane, Chalfants post office, Martha, wife of E.W. Cooperider, Thornville post office, Jane, wife of John Beard, Mt Perry post office, and Miss Ida (Danison). Hiram married a second wife, Miss Huldah Heck, daughter of Henry Heck late of Reading Township. Mr Danison has just returned from a visit to Richmond, Virginia, to inspect some of the wonderful bargains in land and houses advertised in that vicinity of Virginia sicne the Rebellion. He professes himself well pleased with the prospects for capital invested and says if he moves there he wishes to take as much of old Perry with him as he can.”