George Family Genealogy Forum
We were unable to give the correct age of Mathew George, deceased, until this week. Mr. George was born in Chilicothe, Ross County, Ohio, in the year 1804, and died the 17th of November, 1879, at the age of 75 years.
He was married at the age of 20 to Nancy Leonard. He left Ohio in 1828 and moved to Indiana, from thence to Illinois, where he lost his wife. Then he moved to Shelby County, Missouri, where he was married to his second wife, Sarah Vanskike. He then moved to Ottumwa, Wappell County, Iowa, in 1851, then to Jackson County, Kansas, in 1863, where he concluded to live the remainder of his days. He was taken sick the night of the 13th of Nov, with lung fever, and died the 27th. He was in the battle of Tippicanoe. He was a member of the Methodist church for forty years. He was the father of twenty children, of which sixteen are living. Peace to his ashes.
From the Holton Signal, Holton, Jackson Co Ks. 10 Dec 1879, pg.2 co.3.
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