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Abel George s/o John H & mary Gregg George
Posted by: Nancy Davis (ID *****0667) Date: June 10, 2011 at 11:19:16
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Abel George Family;
George, ---- -- Four Children Drowned by a Flood in Oregon. We have learned that the Mr. Abel George mentioned in the following extract, was formerly a resident of this county, having lived in Lexington many years, and when a young man, was among the first to leave the home comforts in Ohio, to commence the settlement of Oregon. Many of our subscribers in Troy Tp. will no doubt remember him. His relatives and friends here were very much pained on receiving the intelligence of the horrible suffering and calamity which has befallen him and his family. We deeply sympathize with his now aged mother, who has made her home for many years with her son-in-law, Levi Zimmernan, Esq., of our city. She has followed the fortunes of her son with anxious heart though all the toils, dangers and strife attendant upon the settlement of a new country; has known of his standing ready to meet death at the head of a company of hardy pioneers to protect the settlements from the attacks of savages, but she was wholly unprepared to hear of such a terrible misfortune as the loss of all his children at one fell blow by flood. Flood and Suffering North -- We extract the following from the Corvallis (OR) Union of Dec. 9th.: "Abel George, whose family lived upon an island about four miles above this town, lost his four children by the upsetting of a skiff while attempting to get to a place of safety. This was a lamentable and heartrending occurrence, as the father and mother ... <<remainder of article missing from photocopy>> [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News: 12 April 1862]

This is a sad Article. Does anyone know who he married and the names of his children?
Abel was born Apr. 13, 1825 in Knox Co., OH.He was the son of John H George and Mary Gregg pioneers of Knox Co., Ohio.
I would like to know more about him and his Family. Nancy

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