Ashtabula Co., Ohio
SOURCE: History of Ashtabula County, Ohio
Large, Moina W.
Topeka :: Historical Pub. Co.,, 1924, 1132 pgs.
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|* KAHNE, Alfred
* KANGAS, Richard
* KEARNEY, William E.
* KELLEY, Henry S.
* KELLEY, M. L.
* KELLEY, M. T.
* KELLOGG, Paulina, Mrs.
* KELSEY, L. C.
* KEMP, John S.
* KENDALL, C. W.
* KENNEDY, Charles B.
* KERGER, Fred G.
* KERR, David E., Dr.
* KETCHAM, A. E.
* KETCHAM, C. L.
|* KING, Amos
* KING, E. L.
* KING, M. B.
* KINGDOM, H. G.
* KINGSLEY, D. W.
* KINLEYSIDE, E. A.
* KISTER, Frank E.
* KNAPP, Lewis
* KNOWLES, Clinton M., Sr.
* KNOWLTON, Percival F.
* KNOWLTON, R. W.
* KNOX, Leo A.
* KNOX, Tom B.
* KOFSKEY, Herman
* KOSKI, John J.
* KUNKLE, H. M.
KELLOGG—Paulina Kellogg, wife of Amos Kellogg, II was born in New
Marlborough, Berkshire county, Massachusetts, May 21, 1782, and was
married in the county of her birth July 30, 1805. She was the daughter of
Captain Walter Dean, who entered the Massachusetts line at the
commencement of the Revolutionary war, and remained in the service during
the entire war, leaving the service with a captain's commission. Having
the advantage of a common school education, she taught a district school
one season, but, being the oldest daughter, early the death of her mother
made it necessary for her to assume the entire charge of her father's
large family until her own marriage; after which, the duties of a mother
and the care of her own household devolved upon her! Nine children were
born to her, two of whom died in infancy, and seven reached maturity.
Being a woman of vigorous health, she was able to and
did perform most of the household labor for a large family, composed of
the husband, children, and farm laborers engaged in clearing, fencing,
farming, and keeping a village tavern, and manufactured the cloth and made
much of the clothing for her family. On the death of her husband, in 1830,
she caused herself to be appointed administratrix of his estate, and with
only the aid of her oldest son, then but eighteen years of age, she
continued to keep the tavern, manage the business, and settle the estate;
and to her good management and wise economy was her family largely
indebted for the retention of a home to which all were very greatly
attached. After giving up the responsibilities of business to her son, who
relied upon her advice and counsel in reference to important transactions
with great confidence, and sought it for many years, she made her home
with him, and spent much of her time with her several sons and daughters',
rendering such assistance in nursing and caring for their young families
as only a devoted mother and grandmother could. Her affection for and
kindly remembrance of her children, grand and great-grand-children, never
faltered, as she was always impartial, and always anxious to aid them in
any lawful enterprise. Except the death of her husband, to whom she was
ardently attached and a most devoted wife, the death of her youngest
daughter Paulina, who married at the age of twenty and died at twenty-one,
was the greatest affliction of her life. Being her youngest daughter,
delicate and lovely, recently married with fair prospects of a happy and
prosperous life, her death was long and deeply mourned. She died at
Conneaut, in this county, on the 21st day of June, 1875, aged ninety-three
years and one month, in the enjoyment of her mental faculties unimpaired,
leaving behind her two aged sisters, two sons, and two daughters,
twenty-four grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren, to mourn her
departure. She was an affectionate and devoted wife, a kind, indulgent,
and wise mother, and in all relations of life performed her duties with a
conscientious devotion to the right.
(For Source, see Note 1 below)
AMOS KING, retired farmer and
stockman of Jefferson Township, is a veteran of the Civil War. He
was born in Somersetshire, England, March 10, 1840, and is a son of
John and Sarah King.
John King brought his family to this country from
England in 1849 and settled in Ashtabula County. He purchased land
near Orwell and became a prominent farmer. To Mr. and Mrs. King
the following children were born: John, Edward and James,
all deceased; George, died in service during the Civil War, was a
member of Company K, 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Amos,
the subject of this sketch; Richard, a retired farmer, lives at
Detroit, Mich., William and Eliza, both deceased; and
Sarah, married Samuel Clark, both deceased.
Amos King received his education in a log school
house at Orwell and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. He has
always been a farmer and for many years was a widely known stockman of
During the Civil War Mr. King enlisted with an
Ohio outfit and served throughout the war. He was a member of the
105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was taken prisoner at Richmond, Va.
Mr. King engaged in several important battles of the war and was
with Sherman on his famous March to the Sea.
In 1902 he was married to Elizabeth Swire, a
native of Ashtabula County, and a daughter of George and Mary Swire,
the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Germany. Mr.
Swire was also a Civil War veteran and is now deceased. is
widow resides at Jefferson. Mr. and Mrs. King have no
In politics Mr. King is identified with the
Democratic party. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic
and is among the substantial citizens of the county.
(See Note 2 below for Source)
TOM B. KNOX is an
enterprising and well known druggist of Ashtabula Harbor and a member of
one of Ohio's honored pioneer families. He was born at Minerva,
Ohio, May 20, 1888, and is the son of William S. and Nellie M.
William S. Knox is a native of Marietta, Ohio, and
the son of M. G. and Martha (Stratton) Knox, natives of Ohio.
M. G. Knox was a shipbuilder of the early days and his father was
one of the first shipbuilders on the Ohio River. M. G> Knox
is now 93 years of age. His son, William S., was for many
years a prominent printer at Canton, Ohio, and is now retired. His
wife is the daughter of M. Perdue, a captain of the Civil War,
now deceased. To William S. and Nellie M. (Perdue) Knox
four children were born, as follows: William Clifton, born
in 1886; Tom B., the subject of this sketch; Ray, born in
1893; and Louise, born in 1895.
Tom B. Knox was educated in the public schools
of Canton, Ohio, and was a student of Ohio Northern University, where he
studied pharmacy. He then entered the employ of Mr. Schnaffer,
a druggist of Ashtabula, where he remained until 1906, at which time he
joined the navy at Cleveland. After four years he returned to
Ashtabula and worked with Mr. Schnaffer until 1920. He then
became a partner of Mr. Helender, and the business is known as
Helender & Knox. In 1923 they opened another store.
Mr. Helender manages the one on Bridge Street and Mr. Knox
the one on Lake Street. They carry a full line of drugs,
stationery and toilet articles and have an extensive trade.
In 1913 Mr. Knox was united in marriage with
Miss Florence E. Large, a native of Ashtabula, and the daughter of
Ed and Moina Large, of Ashtabula. To this union one
daughter has been born, Sallie Louise, born in 1914.
Mr. Knox is a Republican, a member of the
Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Blue Lodge and Chapter and
Commandery. He and his wife have many friends and stand high in
(See Note 2 below for Source)
Source 1 - Biographical History of
Northeastern, Ohio Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake.
Containing Portraits of all the Presidents of the United States with a Biography
of each, together with Portraits and Biographies of Joshua R. Giddings, Benjamin
F. Wade and a large number of Early Settlers and Representative Families of
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company - 1893.
Source 2 - History of Ashtabula County, Ohio by Mrs. Moina W. Large - 1924
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