John Ferree b. 1 May 1761 Lancaster County PA d. 17 Aug 1839 Clermont County OH son of Philip Ferree and Sarah Evans PA m. Jan 1792 To Rebecca Marsh b. 1771 near Baltimore MDd.1844 Clermont OH dau of William Marsh and Patience (Lemons)Leavens MD
Children born in Augusta, Bracken County, KY: -David (1793-1854) -William (1794-1888) -Moses (1795-1863) -John (1796-1850) -Issac (1798-1850)m. to Malinda Shields -Minerva (1800-?) -Thomas Marsh (1801-1849)m.to Esther Ann Nelson (1812-1880) Additional Children - born in Clermont Co, OH -Snowden (1804-1876) -Sarah E. (1805-?) -Richard (1807-?) -Mary Ann (1811-?) -Philip Gatch (1814-?) ======================================================== "John Ferree was born May 17, 1761 in Pennsylvania, the son of Philip Ferree and Sarah Evans and great grandson of Madam Ferree.[French Huguenots, who founded Paradise, PA] He died August 17, 1839 in Clermont County, OH and is buried in a private cemetery near US 50, near Owensville, Stonelick Township, Clermont Co OH. He was a private in Capt. John Slaymakers Co. 7th Battalion, Lancaster County, PA militia. He married Rebecca Marsh in January 1792 in Bracken County, KY.Shortly after the marriage he bought a farm near Augusta on which he lived until he moved to Clermont County. He was the father of 14 children. In 1809 John and his brother, Isaac went to Clermont County, OH from Bracken County, KY and settled near Boston (now Owensville) along what is now US 50.
John was a Methodist Circuit rider preacher in southwestern Ohio. He is mentioned in a book "Footprints of an Itinerate". He attended a seminary in Augusta, Bracken County before he and his family went to Clermont County,Ohio. He was one of the pioneer Methodists of Clermont County.The Methodist church of Boston was started in John's house and preaching was held there until a church was built at Boston in 1831.
He died at an advanced age leaving to his posterity an untarnished reputation for honesty, piety, and industry. "
Source: The History of Clermont County, OH - 1795-1880; by Louis Everts
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