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Samuel Sower

Male 1826 - 1891  (65 years)


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  • Name Samuel Sower  [1
    Born 31 Jan 1826  Tremont, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Sep 1891  West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3937  Our Back Rhodes Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Family Mary Ellen King,   b. 17 Aug 1826, Tremont, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1893, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1851  Tremont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record for Samuel Sour is found on p. 241 of V
      ol. 3 of the Clark county marriage records.

      They applied for marriage on Dec. 28, 1850 as Sam'l Sour and Sarah Ellen King. The official certificate of marriage gives the correct name of Mary Ellen King. They were married by Rev. Jesse Goddard, minister of the M. E. church.
    Children 
     1. Granville M.Sower,   b. 25 Jan 1853,   d. 11 Mar 1866  (Age 13 years)
     2. Peter Maxwell Sower,   b. 8 Dec 1854,   d. 3 Jan 1857  (Age 2 years)
     3. Edward Sower,   b. 6 Dec 1857,   d. 1936, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Laura Sower,   b. 5 Sep 1859, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1935, West Liberty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. John W. Sowers,   b. 23 Jun 1861, Grant County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1952, Near West Liberty, Logan County OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Oliver P.Sower,   b. 17 Nov 1862, Grant County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1863, Grant County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Elmer E. Sowers,   b. 24 Feb 1864, Grant County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1933, His Brother John W. Sowers' Barn Near West Liberty Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Grant Sower,   b. 23 Jun 1867, Grant County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1958, Muskegon, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Charles E. Sour,   b. 11 Dec 1869,   d. 6 Feb 1870  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Notes for SAMUEL SOWERS:
      1850 Census, Ohio, German twsp., Clark County, Page 46B, Dw
      elling 633, has Samuel living with his mother, age 24.

      1860 Census, Indiana, Richland twsp., Grant County, page 359, dwelling # 826, has Samuel listed with wife Mary, sons Granville and Edward; a daughter Laura. Also in the same household was a Martin Sowers, age 16, born in Ohio. Relationship to Sa muel unknown.

      1870 Census, Ohio, Brown twsp., Miami County, Dwelling 306, Page 265B, has Samuel Sour living with wife Mary E.; one daughter, Laura E.; four sons, Edward, John, Elmer and Grant.

      1880 Census, Ohio, Harrison Twp. Champaign County 2-2-21, 13-13
      Samuel Sower 54 M OH VA VA
      Mary E. 53 M OH MD OH
      Edward E. 22M OH OH OH
      Laura E. 20 F IN OH OH
      John K. 18 M IN OH OH
      Elmer E. 16 M IN OH OH
      Ulysses G. 12 M IN OH OH


      Death Notice, West Liberty Banner, dtg. October 1, 1891
      DEATH OF SAMUEL SOWER
      Mr. Samuel Sower, a well known farmer, who resided on the Forsyth farm north of town, died Tuesday, September 29, 1891, about noon, after an illness of over three weeks with typhoid fever. He was about 65 years of age.
      The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church in this place, Thursday, at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. John. I. Hillman.

      Obituary, West Liberty Banner, dtg. October 8, 1891
      Samuel Sower was born near Springfield,Clark county, Ohio, January 31, 1826, and died at his home near West Liberty, Logan county, Ohio, September 29, 1891, after an illness of about three weeks. Typhoid fever was the immediate cause of is d
      On January 2, 1851, he was married to Miss Mary E. King, of Tremont City, who still lives to mourn the loss of him who had been her companion for more than forty years. Nine children were born of this union; four sons and one daughter remaiheir mother.
      Mr. Sower had been a farmer most of his life, and his integrity was unquestioned by all who knew him. In 18?? he was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. That bright experience never faded from his memory and he loved to re of his conversion. For a number of years he held the important position of class leader and was a zealous worker in the cause of Christ. Of late years his infirmities prevented the activities of former years, but he never lost interest i n the church and the consciousness of Christ's presence and power. As his pastor I visited him a few hours before he died. His face would brighten as I tried to talk to him of his Savior and the promises of God. He assured me that all was wel l and just before I left, with considerable effort he exclaimed, "Precious Jesus." It seemed as if he wanted to give one more testimony to the saving power of Christ. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
      J. I. H.


      Death book 2 p. 324 for Logan County records the death of Samuel as October 29, 1891, but I believe that is wrong as I found two obituaries for September 29, 1891.

  • Sources 
    1. [S448] GEDCOM file imported on 29 Mar 2003.


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