LIBERTY TOWNSHIP BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES PAGES 931 - 955
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DANIEL LIGHT retired farmer: P. O. Bucyrus: was born June 30, 1806, in Dauphin Co., Penn. His parents, Adam and Mary (Diddie) Light, were also natives of Pennsylvania. In early life, Daniel learned the weaving business, but due regard for his health forbade him following it long : so he abandoned it for the more invigorating life on the farm, to which he has ever since devoted his whole attention, both in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He moved here in 1854, purchasing, 80 acres where he now lives, but has added, by purchase, until his farm consists of 120 acres of good and well improved land, where he is passing the declining years of his life in peace and enjoying the fruits of his early industry. He has been twice married ; first to Polly Heller, September 1828, She was called away by death, leaving four children,
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viz.. William, John, Emanuel and Adam. His second marriage was with Lucetta Harmon: she was born in Dauphin Co., Penn. .Jan. 15, 1823; the children by this union are Mary E. and Daniel A. They brought his first wife's four children along with them when they came to Ohio: his daughter by second wife was only a few months old: his youngest son, Daniel A. was born in this county. Shortly after the out-break of the rebellion, his son, Adam enlisted on Nov. 2, 1861, in Co. K. 64th O. V. I. and served through the war, until the engagement at Chickamauga, where the Union soldiers were forced to yield and during the retreat he was stunned by a bullet, which grazed the top of his head stripping its breadth of hair and scalp from his skull, which felled him to the ground, when he became an easy prey, as a prisoner, to the rebels: he was forthwith conveyed to Andersonville Prison, and later, to Florence Prison, spending seventeen months of starvation and misery in the two places. He was paroled in February, 1865, and returned to his father's, as his discharge had been granted before he was released from the Southern prison Emaciated with hunger and dejected in spirit, his recovery seemed very doubtful: but with strict attention of his parents, good care and nourishment he regained his usual strength; he afterward married here, where he died, leaving a widow and three children. William lives in this township: Emanuel resides in Henry Co., Ohio: John owns 40 acres of land in Holmes Township, but makes his home with his father he is unmarried: has devoted his time to farming and like those whose quiet lives are unallured by the gush and glare of society, lives a quiet, practical life, Mary E. is now Mrs. Henry Stevenson, of this county: Daniel A., the youngest, also resides with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Light are members of the German Reformed Church.
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