Meigs County News For The Year 1857

These pages contain transcriptions of news items published in Meigs County newspapers. They were transcribed from microfilm copies of the originals or from the originals themselves.

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Meigs County Telegraph August 25, 1857
Died in Pomeroy August 13, 1857, Thomas EWING in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was born in Tyrone Co., Ireland 1790. At age 10 he came with his parents and settled in Chester county, Pennsylvania. At age 25 he united with the Presbyterian Church at Allegheny, Pennsylvania where he resided until 1847 when he removed to Columbiana Co., Ohio. About two years since, he came to Pomeroy and remained up to the time of his death. Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker.

Meigs County Telegraph December 15, 1857
Died of disease of the lungs at his residence on the morning of November 26, 1857, Thomas Ashworth, aged 68 years, one day. He was born in the county of Wicklow Ireland, November 25, 1789. He emigrated to the State of New Jersey in the summer of 1812, together with his parents James and Mary Ashworth, at which place he remained until June 1846. From thence he came to Chester Township (then Gallia County) and remained until 1853. He then moved to Salisbury Township and remained until his death. He leaves a widow, four sons, and two daughters. Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker.

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