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  • ID: I378
  • Name: Henry Gideon
  • Given Name: Henry
  • Surname: Gideon
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 31C34561A9A64B47BCC8351A738891381281
  • Change Date: 15 JAN 2010
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES: HISTORY OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY OHIO, published in 1881 by W.H. Beers Publishing Company page 712 -713 HENRY GIDEON, retired. Henry Gideon lived a number of years in Mad River Township, but for many years has resided in Iowa. He was a native of Loudoun Co., Va.; was born in 1796, and came to this county in 1822, being soon after married to Miss Nancy, daughter of Valentine and Sarah (Conrad) Miller. They lived in Mad River Township, on part of the land owned by his father-in-law. Their children were eleven in number-Jacob, Alfred L., Joseph, Peter, James, Ann, Valentine David, Oliver and Elizabeth. All these were born in Mad River Township. Valentine Miller's descendants are numerous in this county, of which he was an early settler. The father of Henry, Peter Gideon, was a Revolutionary soldier, serving during the entire campaign. His eldest son, George Gideon, came to this township in 1818 and was married to Elizabeth Miller, a sister of the wife of Henry, his brother. George, with his family, emigrated to Clinton, Dewitt Co., Ill. They reared a large family of children-- Armstead, George W., John W., Jacob, Samuel, Kitty, Ann, Sally and Elizabeth. Henry Gideon, with his family, emigrated to Illinois in 1845, settling near Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co. In 1854, he again emigrated, to Madison Co., Iowa. His son James wedded Kitty Blue, of Sangamon Co. Ann, the eldest daughter, married Samuel Garvey, and Alfred L. wedded Elizabeth Clark. Henry Gideon is still living, being now 84 years of age. George, his brother, died in May, 1880, having reached the ripe old age of 91 years. David C., the only child of Alfred L. and Elizabeth Gideon, was born Nov. 27, 1848, in Sangamon Co., Ill.; he was reared in Logan Co., where his education was completed. He afterward studied medicine with his uncle, Dr. John Clark, who was one of the pioneers of Logan Co., and whose continuous practice in Mt. Pulaski extended over a period of forty-five years. He died in January, 1877, leaving behind the record of a life pure and blameless. David C. graduated with honor at the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati in February, 1873, and engaged in the practice of medicine in Illinois ten years. In March,1880, he moved with his family to Troy, Ohio. His marriage to Miss Sadie, youngest daughter of Jacob and Sarah Row, was celebrated Sept.27, 1868, Dr. John Clark officiating. They have two sons, Alfred L and Clark McKenzie, both intelligent boys, promising to do credit to their family name. Jacob and Sadie were natives of Pickaway Co., Ohio, and were the parents of John, George, Mary, Jacob, Carrie, Lydia and Sarah. They emigrated to Logan Co., Ill., in September, 1865, purchasing a fine farm near Mt. Pulaski. Jacob's death occurred in August, 1871, and his wife's death inFebruary, 1879. Alfred L. Gideon, Sr., was a soldier during the Mexicanwar, under the command of Gen. Winfield Scott. He participated in thebattles of Cerro Gordo, New Orleans and Vera Cruz. His wife, Elizabeth,died Aug. 10, 1875. She was a cultured lady, of sterling social qualities, and a Christian in precept and example, beloved by her neighbors, and noted alike for her hospitality and efforts to advance the educational and moral interests of society. She rests in a lovely spot in the beautiful cemetery near Mt. Pulaski. Her parents, Rev. David Clark, and his wife, Sally Winans, were pioneers of Sangamon Co., emigrating from Miami Co., Ohio, in 1833. Their children--Winans, John, Carman and Elizabeth are all deceased, leaving many descendants bearing their name. Rev. David Clark and his wife were natives of New Jersey. He was born in1776.

    Henry Gideon, Age 52, M, W, Occupation - Farmer, Born - Virginia, Cannot read and write Nancy Gideon, Age 44, F, W, Born - Virginia, Cannot read and write Peter Gideon, Age 18, M, W, Occupation - Farmer, Born - Ohio Valentine Gideon, Age 17, M, W, Occupation - Farmer, Born - OhioSanferd Gideon, Age 14, M, W, Occupation - Farmer, Born - Ohio David Gideon, Age 12, M, W, Born - Ohio Mary Gideon, Age 8, F, W, Born - Ohio Oliver Gideon, Age 6, M, W, Born - Ohio
    2 3 Census: 1840 in Mad River Township, Champaign County, Ohio Note: Henry Gideon - 2 males under 5, 3 males 5-9, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 30-39, 4 persons employed in agriculture 4 Census: 1830 in Mad River Township, Champaign County, Ohio Note: Gideon Henry - 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 30-39, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-29 5
  • Birth: 28 SEP 1798 in Hillsboro, Virginia
  • Death: 22 NOV 1882 in Muscatine, Iowa
  • Burial: 25 NOV 1882 Bennett Cemetery, Earlham, Iowa
  • LDS Baptism: 23 APR 2002 status: Submitted
  • Endowment: 23 APR 2002 status: Submitted
  • Sealing Child: 23 APR 2002 status: Submitted



    Father: Peter Gideon b: 22 MAR 1752 in Germany
    Mother: Mary Catherine Ernst b: 12 JAN 1763 in Bavaria, Germany

    Marriage 1 Nancy Anna Miller b: 28 SEP 1806 in Virginia

      Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
      • Married: 27 OCT 1823 in Urbana, Champaign Co., Ohio

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