John J. Peden was born in Gallia county, Ohio,
Dec. 16, 1840, and died at the home of his son Henry here Apr. 5, 1921.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Co.
B, 36 O.V.I., and was wounded several times.
Dec. 16, 1866 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Hawk of Vinton county,
Ohio, and to them were born six children, three of whom--Mrs. Stella Abbott,
Henry F. and Holly--remain to console the stricken mother. About the same time
he united with the Baptist Church, and as a school teacher and exhorter he did
much to spread intelligence and right living. Coming to Jackson county in 1874
he settled on Beatys Run--the first settler here--and it was his home ever since.
Stricken with years, about two weeks ago he came to
his son's for better treatment, but the end was near, the top of the long
hill had been reached and life's struggles were over. The burial will be today
at 2 o'clock with the ritualisitc rites of the G.A.R. and a benediction by Rev.
It is the lives of such men that are the foundation
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