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Francis Ramsey

FRANCIS RAMSEY, farmer, post-office Grove City, is a son of Francis and Martha (Boyd) Ramsey, natives of Ireland, who emigrated from County Antrim, in 1880, and located on the farm which is now owned by our subject. They engaged in farming, and brought with them seven children: Mary, married Joseph Nutt, of Venango County, and is dead; Robert, married Mary Cummins and is a resident of Springfield Township, this county; Thomas, died in 1854, was a soldier in the Mexican War under Gen. Price; Matilda, married Samuel McCutchen, of Pittsburgh, and died in 1883; Elizabeth, married James Buchanan and lives in Pine Township; Sarah, married Robert Barr, of Allegheny. The parents of our subject both died in 1859. Our subject was the youngest of his father’s family, was born in 1825 and has been extensively engaged in lumbering and farming. October 9, 1851, he was married to Jane D. Cochran, daughter of Charles and Ruth (Johnson) Cochran, of Butler County. By this union they have eight children: Charles C., married Lovina M. Wilson and has two children, Luther F. and Flora M.; B. T., a farmer of this township, who married Julia A. Richmond and has two children, Mabel L. and D. Alford; Martha, married William C. Work, of Crawford County, and has one child, Frances B.; Mary E., married L. F. McCoy, of Wolf Creek Township, and has one child, Jennie U.; Cole J., Sadie B., David J. and Luella M. Mr. Ramsey and family belong to the United Presbyterian Church of Scotch Hill.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1037

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