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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO
"History of the Upper Ohio Valley" Vol. II, 1890.
Presented by Linda Fluharty from hard copies provided
by Mary Staley & Phyllis Slater.
THOMAS DUFF was one of nine children born to James and Margaret (Larimer) Duff. The
parents were among the early settlers of Belmont county. Their children were: John,
born May 27, 1784; Catherine, born March 7, 1786; Mary, born June 22, 1789; Sidney,
born February 7, 1793; Elizabeth, born February 15, 1795; Martha, born February 14,
1799; Thomas, born February 20, 1802; Margaret, born April 15, 1805; William, born
September 10, 1809, and David, born April 4, 1788. These children are now all dead.
The father came to Ohio in 1806 with his family, living there until his death, which
occurred in 1835. Thomas, the principal of this biography, was brought up on the farm,
receiving a common school education. At the age of thirty-three he married Miss Margaret
Blackburn, July, 1835. They have had fourteen children, five of whom still survive.
Those living are: Mary A., Josias, Robert Y., Ella and Thomas. Those deceased are:
James, William L., Margaret A., John T., David A.; Sarah E., Catherine, Samuel F. and
Elmer E. Thomas has charge of the farm, and has met with the most gratifying success
in his work, having one of the best farms in the vicinity, and he is also one of the
leading stock-raisers of this justly noted stock county. Both Mr. and Mrs. Duff were
members of the United Presbyterian church. Mr. Duff was for many years a ruling elder
in the church, and filled this dignified office at the time of his death.
BELMONT CO MARRIAGES
11-24-1825 William - Mary DUFF
8-10-1837 Margaret - Thomas DUFF
2-15-1842 Sarah - James DUFF
OH DEATH CERTS
James A BLACKBURN, single, farmer
b 1830 OH
d. 5-10-1914 New Athens, Harrison Co OH; bur Crabapple Cem.
Parents: Wm BLACKBURN/Mary DUFF
Inf: Mary E [ink spot]
Findley Duff BLACKBURN, married, mail carrier
b. 10-1832 OH
d 8-15-1912 Cambridge, Guernsey Co OH; bur City Cem.
Inf: W L BLACKBURN