D. W. GEARHART
D. W. GEARHART, farmer; P. O. Fletcher; is a son of Daniel and Mary (Baty) Gearhart, now both deceased; the children of this union were eight in number, of whom six are now living. D. W. was born in Miami Co., Ohio, Sept. 8, 1837, and was raised to agricultural pursuits, and obtained a limited education; shortly before the late rebellion, he started in life for himself by engaging in farming in various places, being only fives years out of this county, in Shelby Co., Ohio,; in 1875, he purchased a part of his present farm of 76 acres, in Sec. 36, and , the following year, added to it the remainder; his farm is well located and has good improvements. The marriage of D. W. Gearhart and Mary A. Deweese was celebrated in December, 1859; she was a native of Miami Co.; they lived together twelve years, when death seized her and separated them; they had three children, one of whom, Thomas, preceded his mother to the silent tomb; two are now living, viz., James and Iska. MR. Gearhart married, for his second wife, Melissa Simmons, who was born in 1839, on the farm now owned by D. W.; one child has been born to them - Laura A. Gearhart.
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