BROWN COUNTY, OHIO

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FEAGINS, Daniel

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

Capt. Daniel Feagins was noted not only for being among the earliest settlers in the county, but as well for his prowess as a hunter and Indian scout. He was a native of Virginia and served through the whole of the Revolutionary War as Captain. About 1786, he emigrated from Loudoun County, Va., to Kentucky, descending the Ohio in a boat with several other families intending to proceed as far as Salt River. On their way down, they landed at Limestone, now Maysville, KY., and Capt. Feagins there met Simon Kenton, with whom he was acquainted in early life. Kenton protested against their going farther down the river. At his solicitation, Feagins landed and moved his family and effects out to Kenton's Station, near where Washington is now. Feagins remained at Kenton's Station several years. In about 1796, he moved to within site of what is now Georgetown, locating just south of the corporation, on the farm adjoining the fair grounds. He had a family of nineteen children. Several of them settled around him, among them Daniel, Fielding and Susan. Susan was the sixth child of this large and noted family and was born May 25, 1780. She was married, April 20, 1803, to Edward Thompson and lived near Georgetown. Her death occurred in 1855. Capt. Feagins, after opening his farm here, with his sons and their families moved to Paint Creek, in Fayette County, Ohio. He died of 'cold plague," in July, 1815, while on a visit to his old home near Georgetown. His wife, Violet, survived him many years and lived to be a centenarian. Daniel and Fielding, their eldest children, both settled near Georgetown. The residence of Daniel Feagins, Jr., stood about where the Georgetown Presbyterian Church is now.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 373-374.

FLICK, George

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

George Flick was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania June 11, 1785, and in 1806 married Jane Kennedy. They came to Ohio in 1811, and settled where Hamersville now stands, where he remained until his death, October 7, 1861, his wife having died October 11, 1848. Their children were William K., born June 28, 1807; Catharine, born February 29, 1809; Jacob born August 17, 1810; Margaret Jane, born in 1812, and George Wayland, born in 1815. William K. was a painter and chairmaker and for eight years was Postmaster at Hamersville. He married Nancy A. Ford., August 9, 1832, and by her had seven children--Pauline J., Fernandes W., Martin V. B., William Benton, John K., Joseph S., and Martha M.; most of them are still residents of the township.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 523-524.

FRAZEE, John

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

John Frazee was one of the first settlers of Clark Township. He located on Survey No. 2,939 in 1803 or 1804, and raised a large family. He was killed by the falling of a tree in 1822. As all of his decendants have left the county, no further account of him can now be learned.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 522.

FRITZ, Joseph of Perry Township

submitted by Yolanda Campbell Lifter

Joseph Fritz, farmer, P.O. Vera Cruz, was born in this township in 1850. His father was an iron molder by trade, and emigrated to this county with his family about 1838, and worked at his trade at Pittsburgh, Penn., about two years. In 1840, they came to this township, and bought 600 acres of timber land, at from $3, to $6 per acre. They cleared up a large tract. They both died in 1851, leaving a family of two children, one of whom, a daughter, died shortly after, and Joseph received the eighty-eight acres. He now has 130 acres, one half mile north of Vera Cruz. He was married in Cincinnati, October 13, 1878, to Mary McManus. They are members of the Catholic Church.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 136.

FULTON, Robert

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

Robert Fulton, Ripley, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1822. In 1837, he, with two brothers, embarked to the United States and located at Winchester. A number of years, he, with his brothers, contracted for and built graveled roads. The roads between Maysville and Germantown are among the marks of their handiwork... In 1846, he, with one of his brothers opened a livery stable in Ripley, in which business he has since been largely engaged, having two stables in this city, and making shipments to different points east and west. Mr. Fulton is also sole proprietor of the Ripley & Hillsboro and Ripley & Georgetown Stage lines. He succeeded Col. Granthum in the drug business in 1852, which he continues to the present day, carrying a complete stock of drugs, paints, oils, fancy articles and a choice line of cigars. He is also largely engaged in the grocery business, and his combined establishment at the corn of Main and Second streets, embracing two stores, is the most extensive in the city. Mr. Fulton is president of the Brown County Argicultural Association. He was married to Miss Abigail B. Murphy, who died leaving two children. He again married a sister to his former wife, Melissa, by whom he has six living children.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 65.

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