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  • ID: I029
  • Name: Peter Christy
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1810 in Fayette Co., PA
  • Death: 21 OCT 1886 in Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH
  • Burial: OCT 1886 Wooster Cemetery, Wayne Co., OH
  • Note:
    He owned land in sections 10, 13, and 14 of Chester Twp. in 1873 and is advertised in the atlas as a farmer and stock raiser.

    From the Wayne County Democrat, 27 Oct. 1886:
    Death of Peter Christy
    Peter Christy, a well known and respected citizen of Wayne county, has departed this life. He died at his home in Cedar Valley, six miles northwest of Wooster, on last Thursday evening, aged 77 years. His disease was cholera morbus, added to general impairment of physical powers. His wife preceded him to the grave.
    The funeral took place last Sabbath at Cedar Valley Church, and was largely attended by the community. The exercises were conducted there by Rev. Patterson and Rev. Dr. Speers, after which the remains were conveyed to Wooster cemetery for interment.

    From unidentified newspaper:
    Thursday evening, October 21st, 1886, died at the residence of his son Mr. S. Wilson Christy, Peter Christy, at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 2 days.
    Mr. Christy was born in Fayette Co., Pa., in 1810, and at the age of 12 years removed to this county with his father, who settled on land now known as the Michael Mower farm, in Chester township, in which township he has resided for sixty-four years. He was one of a family of nine sons and daughters, all of whom have gone before him to the other shore, with the exception of two. Mr. Robert Christy, Chester township, and Mrs. Martha Smalley, Ashland, Co.
    Mr. Christy was united in marriage Feb. 27th 1840, to Miss Margaret Hardy, daugher of David Hardy, Chester tp., and had a family of four sons and two daughters, of whom three sons, S. Wilson and David O. of Chester tp., this county, and Lyman R. of Meridian, Kansas, and Mrs. Q.J. wife of Mr. Geo. Hutton, of this city, survive. Mrs. Christy died Feb. 7th, 1877, being preceded by her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Myers, and followed by her son Alexander of Tiffin, O. about two years ago.
    Mr. Christy with his wife joined the Presbyterian church of Wooster the year subsequent to their marriage, Rev. Wm. McCondlish being the pastor. In 1852 he was influential in organizing Chester church, with which they united, and Mr. Christy was chosen a Ruling Elder, which office he held until removed by the summons of the Master the last, but one, of the organisers of the congregation in which he took an untiring interest to the end, being engaged in business of the church when stricken down by the illness which ended fatally.
    Mr. Christy was of a cheerful disposition, energetic in business, and strictly temperate in habit, qualities which were rewarded as they usually are by an honorable competence in his declining years. The news of his death came as a shock to many of his numerous friends, for he had been around amongst us in his usual way but a few days before the end, living to the last, up to the maxim of his life.
    "Then what thy thoughts design to do,
    That let thy hands with might pursue;
    Since no device nor work is found,
    Nor wisdom underneath the ground."
    The funeral services was conducted by Rev. Patterson, of Chester, and Rev. Speer, of Wooster, in the Chester church, on Sunday, Oct. 24th, and the remains were followed by a large procession of mourning friends and neighbors to their last resting place in Wooster cemetery.

    Beers (1889), p. 386
    Vandersall (1990)
    Wooster Cem. Burials, p. 40
    Strock and Strock (1997), pp. 43, 385
    1850 U.S. Federal Census, Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH -- Family 65
    1860 U.S. Federal Census, Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH -- Family 749
    1870 U.S. Federal Census, Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH -- Family 252
    1880 U.S. Federal Census, Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH -- Family 294
    Caldwell (1873)
    David Hardy will
    David Hardy estate papers
    Wayne Co. will abstracts, 1852-1900, p. 167 (Peter Christy)
    Wayne Co. will abstracts, 1852-1900, p. 92 (David Hardy)
    Wayne Co. will abstracts, 1812-1851, p. 21 (John Christy)
    Wayne Co. admin. abstracts, 1812-1851, p. 51 (George Christy)
    Wayne Co. admin. abstracts, 1812-1851, p. 72 (Stewart McCoy)
    Lydia J. Hutton obit., DR, 14 Nov. 1925

    Father: George Christy b: ABT. 1780
    Mother: Nancy (unknown)

    Marriage 1 Margaret Hardy b: ABT. APR 1816 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 27 FEB 1840 in Wayne Co., OH
    1. Has No Children Samuel Wilson Christy b: ABT. NOV 1841 in Chester Twp., Wayne Co. OH
    2. Has No Children Lydia Jean Christy b: ABT. JUL 1846 in Chester Twp., Wayne Co. OH
    3. Has No Children Sarah A. Christy b: ABT. 1848
    4. Has Children David O. Christy b: 1853 in Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH
    5. Has No Children Lyman R. Christy b: ABT. 1857
    6. Has No Children Alexander H. Christy b: ABT. 1858 in Chester Twp., Wayne Co. OH
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