11 May 2012

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

12 MAY 1825 - 18 NOV 1854

**JOHN NUMBERS, deceased, formerly of Root Township, was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in 1825, and when a boy was taken by his parents to Fulton County, Ohio, thence to Wayne County, where he grew to manhood and where he was married January 31, 1848, to Miss Mary Jane Yocum, who was born in Wayne County July 4, 1827, where she was reared, educated and married. In 1851 they removed to Decatur, this State, where they lived two months. The family consisted of parents and one child, Myrtilla Jane, who was born in Wayne County June 12,1850, and is now a teacher. Elmore L. was born January 10, 1853, in Monmouth, in the house where the father first settled, and where the widowed mother is now 1iving. The father was a mason by trade, which he followed during the summer, and worked at shoemaking during the winter. His parents were John and Nancy (Linton) Numbers, both of whom died in Wayne County, Ohio. The mother died in the summer of 1886, aged ninety years.

John Numbers, our subject, died November 18, 1854, of typhoid fever, and is buried in Monmouth cemetery. Mrs. Numbers' parents were Abraham and Mary (Hoffman) Yocum. The father was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,, December 15, 1790, and died March 8, 1872, at the house of Mrs. Numbers. The mother was also born in Lancaster County, July 4, 1796. At the death of her husband she made her home with Mrs. Numbers, and died June 20, 1881. The parents were reared and married in Pennsylvania, removed to Wayne County, Ohio, thence to this county in 1851. They had six children - John, Rebecca (deceased), Mary Jane, Martha, who lives in Ashland County, Ohio, Anes, living in Chicago, and Elizabeth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Yocum were of German descent. Mrs. Numbers' grandparents, Henry and Martha Hoffman, were born in Germany. Elmore L. Numbers was reared and educated in the schools of Monmouth, and commenced teaching at the age of eighteen years. He has since followed that occupation during the winter seasons. He was married March 28, 1876, to Mary S. Vaughan, who was born in Allen County, this State, May 24, 1858, daughter of Joel and Nancy (Coverdale) Vaughan, natives of Ohio. The father died in July, 1876, aged forty-eight years; the mother is living in Blue Creek Township. They have four children - W. Roy, Nancy J, Linton V. and Ethel B.

**Biographical and Historical Record - Adams and Wells Co. Indiana Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago, IL 1887, No page listed.
**Headstone destroyed by vandals.

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