History of
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.
* KELLOGG, Paulina, Mrs.
* KEMP, John S.
* KENNEDY, Charles B.
* KERGER, Fred G.
* KERR, David E., Dr.
* KING, Amos
* KING, E. L.
* KING, M. B.
* KISTER, Frank E.
* KNAPP, Lewis
* KNOWLES, Clinton M., Sr.
* KNOWLTON, Percival F.
* KNOX, Leo A.
* KNOX, Tom B.
* KOFSKEY, Herman
* KOSKI, John J.

MRS. PAULINA 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 Jefferson Township.
     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 children.
     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. (Perdue) Knox.
     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 the community.
(See Note 2 below for Source)



Note 1:  
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 today.
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company - 1893.
Note 2:
Source 2 - History of Ashtabula County, Ohio by Mrs. Moina W. Large - 1924
NOTE:  There will be an asterisk (*) next to the biographies that have a portrait.

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