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LOUIS WOLVERTON was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, February 1, 1832, and is the third of the eight children born to Philip arid Mary (Pritchett) Wolverton, the former born in Northumberland County, Penn., November 29, 1805, and the latter in Pickawav County, Ohio, and of German and English descent respectively. Philip Wolverton was but fourteen years of age when he reached Pickaway County, Ohio. At the age of fifteen he entered an apprenticeship of three and three-quarters years at black smithing; he then worked a year and a half as journeyman, and then opened a shop of his own at Jefferson. In 1831, lie came to the then uncreated township of Big Creek, entered about 300 acres of land, hired a man to build a cabin, and then returned to Ohio. In the fall of the same year, he hired Samuel Virden to come out and commence improving the place. In the fall of 1834, he brought out his own family and moved into his primitive cabin. Here Mrs. Wolverton died in 1843. In 1847, Mr. Wolverton married Margaret, widow of Louis C. Glazier, a daughter of Benjamin Barnhart, and a native of Ohio. To this union were born two sons-George W. and Philip, Jr. Mrs. Wolverton died in August, 1876. Mr. Wolverton continued adding to his estate until he was the owner of farms aggregating 2,500 acres, a part of which he subsequently deeded to his children. He owned, at the time of his death, which occurred August 4, 1869, between 1,300 and 1,400 acres. He died a Mason, but was a member of no church. Louis Wolverton remained on the home farm, a part of which he now owns, until twenty-one years old. In the spring of 1856, he and Lemuel Newell bought 200 acres in Prairie Township, this county, but Mr. W. sold his interest in the fall and bought a farm in Newton County; he did not move upon this, however, but in the fall of 1857 purchased his present farm of 280 acres. He was married, September 22, 1858, to Eliza A. Hornbeck, born in White County March 30, 1840, and daughter of William Hornbeck, one of the early settlers. To this marriage have been born three children, two of whom are still living- Frank and Vint. Mr. Wolverton is a Freemason and a Democrat, and is one of the most prominent farmers of the township.

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