JOHN PARTINGTON, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Fletcher; was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, Oct. 8, 1838, and is a son of Joseph Partington, who was born in England, Aug. 7, 1800, and in early life obtained a common education; he remained in his native country until 10 years of age, when, with his parents, he embarked at Liverpool, England, on the vessel Aldebaran; after reaching the United States they settled near Baltimore, Maryland, where they remained until 1831, when they emigrated West and located near Shelby Co.; the parents both died in Ohio, Mrs. Partington in Dayton, and Mr. Partington in Shelby Co.; Joseph, now in the 80th year of his age, resides with his son, our subject, who was brought up in the farm and procured his education in the common schools of Shelby Co. In 1857, he commenced in life for himself, by farming on rented land, which he continued until 1868, when he and his father purchased their present farm of 105 acres, in Sec. 15, Brown Township, Miami Co., where they now reside. June 17, 1869, his marriage with Eleanor Search was celebrated; she was born in Pennsylvania in 1849, and emigrated West with her parents when but a child, locating on Sec. 15, Brown Township, Miami Co., where they now reside; the children of Mr. and Mrs. Partington are three sons - Elba, Joseph R. and Charles Partington.
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