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DAVID ARTHERHOLT, deceased, was born in Brookfield Township, Trumbull Co., Ohio,  December 12, 1820, and in 1828 removed to Pymatuning Township, Mercer Co., PA with his parents, Samuel and Sarah (Bibighans) Artherholt.  They were born and reared in Berks County, PA, and lived for a few years in Northampton, Luzerne and Union Counties before their removal to Trumbull County, Ohio, about 1815 whence they came to this county.  Both died upon the old homestead in Pymatuning Township, having had a family of four sons and three daughters.  David grew up in this township, and married Miss Mary Ann, daughter of John H. Speir, of West Salem Township, April 15, 1841.  He settled on a tract of uncleared land, deeded to him by his father, to which he added by purchase.  He cleared up and resided on this farm till his sudden death by accident, June 18, 1887.  Nine children were the fruits of this union:  Curtis H., of Kent, Ohio; Smith S., of West Salem Township; Sarah E., wife of James P. Simcox, of Pymatuning Township, Silas A. and John R., of Greenville; Marilda, deceased; Myron D., of Pymatuning Township; Ida, wife of Charles A. See, of Butler, PA, and Levoid D., of Greenville, PA.  His wife died September 4, 1867, and he was married again in the fall of 1868, to Mrs. L. (Miller) Splitson, but left no children by the second marriage.  Mr. Artherholt and wife were members of the Reformed Church, and he was an ardent supporter of the Democratic party.  He was a quiet, earnest, and obliging neighbor, and belonged to the old school of honest, industrious and square dealing citizenship.  He was kind, considerate, and hospitable toward all, and was recognized as one of the wealthiest and most highly respected citizens of Pymatuning Township.  Myron D. inherited the old homestead, upon which he was born December 19, 1854, and was reared and educated in this township.  He married,  September 24, 1878, Miss Vesta, daughter of John and Caroline (Chestnut) Kelly, of Pymatuning Township.  Two children have been born to them, Ida and Ruby C.  Politically Mr. Artherholt is a Democrat, and both he and his wife belong to the Reformed Church.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888  Page 902-903)

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