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William Ewry, wagon-maker, Beavertown, Van Buren Twp, Mont. co., OH
Posted by: Lena Bridgman Truster (ID *****0420) Date: October 09, 2002 at 14:30:45
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Looking for the William Ewry as published in Monttomery Co., OH Biographical sketches, in Van Buren Twp.
WILLIAM EWRY, wagon-maker, Beavertown. His father, Basil Ewry, was a son of John and Elizabeth Ewry, born November 20, 1812. He was reared a farmer with fair advantages for obtaining an education. By application and a tenacity of purpose, his intellectual attainments were above mediocrity. On the 8th of November 1838, he married Magdalene Swigard, by whom he had two children--William and David. Mrs. Ewry departed this life March 18, 1843. The second marriage of Mr. Ewry was with Miss Elizabeth Swigard. The result of this union was ten children, viz: Henry H. (Is this perhaps Henry Frank), John g., Benjamin F., Albert R., Oliver P., Isaac W., Charles O., two infants and Mary e. Mr. Ewry started in life under adverse circumstances, bet became well off. In 1845, he purchased a farm east of Beavertown, on which the residue of his life was spent. He was a Republican in politics, and m=a member of the German Reformed church, having served the same about twenty years a Elder and Deacon. He met his death by a vicious horse; the animal kicked him three times, from the oeffects of which he died four days later, April 5, 1864. His widow is still living and resides in Beavertown. William, the oldest child, was born July 3, 1839. He assisted in the labors on his father's farm til eighteen years of age, whe he commenced to learn the trade of wagon-maker with Franklin Bridgman. This hasa been his occupation ever since, for the last twenty years acting as proprietor; five years in the West. He was united in marriage with Amelia Harper, November 9, 1866. She was a native of Van Were County, Ohio, born in 1843. Dora Maude is the only child. On the 12th of September, 1880, death entered this happly little famly and claimed the mother for his prey. She was a consistent member of the United Brethren Church, with which her husband is also identified.

I am most anxious to learn who this Franklin Bridgman was. The father of Mary Jane below is Thomas. I have been looking for years for a Franklin Bridgman who was a brother to my Philip Bridgman. They were related to Thomas but not sure how. It is believed that the were born around Harpers Ferry, VA. You may e-mail me directly or respond on line. My e-mail is lent@wt.net.

Also, need to know whose child the following Ewry is:
Descendants of Mary Jane Bridgman
                                                                                                                              
       1        Mary Jane Bridgman       b: May 14, 1841 in Van Buren Twp, Montgomery, OH                                                                                                         
.              +Harry Frank Ewry              m: April 15, 1884 in Greene, OH                                                                                                  
.......       2        Harry Ewry                                                                                                                
.......       2        William Ewry                                                                                                                
.......       2        Cora Ewry                                                                                                                
.......       2        Annie Ewry                                                                                                                
.......       2        Calvin Ewry                                                                                                                
.......       2        Morris Ewry                                                                                                                
.......       2        Emmma Ewry                                                                                                                



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