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Re: VanFleet/Caspar/Trumbull co.,OH
Posted by: Kaye Watson Date: January 29, 2001 at 20:05:10
In Reply to: VanFleet/Caspar/Trumbull co.,OH by Clarice J. Phillips of 999

History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio, published 1882, p. 458 reads:

John Van Fleet, son of Richard and Sarah (Hogue) Van Fleet, was born in what is now Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1807. Richard Van Fleet visited the locality of Youngstown in 1797, where there was then a small settlement. John was brought up on a farm, but in 1825 came to Youngstown and learned the tanner's trade. In 1830 he established a tannery in Youngstown, which he carried on until 1870. He was also engaged in a leather and findings business up to 1878. His successful business life is solely attributable to his industry and ability. He had no start in youth and retired with a competence. During the Rebellion he was active in support of the Government with his means and influence. He was married August 20, 1834 to Miss Jane Douglas, born in Pennsylvania December 28, 1811 and had the following children: Nancy J., James D., Sarah, Mary, Lucretia, Charlotte and Alfred B.

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