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George M YEAGLEY b.1866 Williams Co, OH
Posted by: Karen Borton Date: July 13, 1999 at 22:46:45
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From: History of Williams County, Ohio by William Henry Shinn,published in 1905

GEORGE M. YEAGLEY - a prosperous farmer near Melbern, is the son of James K. P. and Mary Catherine (Gallatin) Yeagley and the grandson of Andrew and Catherine Yeagley, both natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in Williams county about the year 1852 and there spent the remainder of their lives. His maternal grandparents, John and Lydia (Saul) Gallatin, were both natives of Pennsylvania, the former being born September 10, 1818, and the latter August 24, 1819. The parents of John Gallatin, Jacob and Elizabeth (Buttler) Gallatin, removed from their native State to Stark county, O., September 13, 1840, where both died. John Gallatin was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of his native county. In 1852 he removed to Williams county and located on a farm where he spent the remainder of his days. In politics he was affiliated with the democratic party, being an earnest advocate of the principles of that organization. To John Gallatin and wife four children were born. They are: Daniel B., a resident of Washington, D. C.; Silas Saul, deceased; Mary Catherine, the mother of the subject of this sketch, and Willie H., deceased. John Gallatin died April 15, 1895. His widow, who still lives on the homestead, is the daughter of John and Catherine (Asper) Saul, both natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Williams county in 1854, where both died. Here follow the names of the children of John and Catherine Saul: Eliza, born March 18, 1814; George B., born September 10, 1815; John, born September 18,1817; Lydia, born August 24, 1819; Sarah, born January 16,1822; David, born may 15, 1824; Catherine, born October 31,1828. The first five were born in Pennsylvania and the last two in Stark county, O. George M. Yeagley is the son as stated above of James K. P. and Mary C. (Gallatin) Yeagley, both natives of Ohio. James K. P. Yeagley grew to manhood on a farm, receiving a liberal education in the common schools and in a select school in Williams Center. By occupation he is a farmer and in politics a Republican, and together with his wife a member of the United Brethren church. He is now a resident of Jasper county, Ind., his wife having died August 15, 1870. To their marriage three children were born: George M.; James C. of Nebraska, and the third child died in infancy. George M. Yeagley was born in Center township, June 6, 1866. having lost his mother when four years old he was reared by his maternal grandparents, John Gallatin and wife. he received his education in the public schools of his home county and in the Fayette, O., Normal. By occupation his is a successful farmer, owning one hundred and forty acres of very fertile and valuable land, and in politics is an independent. On December 24, 1889, he was wedded to Miss Jennie Fisher, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Poorman) Fisher, a farmer of Center township, where he has resided for sixty-three years. To Mr. Yeagley and wife three children have been born. They are: Carrie Grace, born January 17, 1892; Clarence Herbert, born December 5, 1894, and Florence Carmon, born June 11, 1899.

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