Shelby County

Daniel Rasor



Daniel Rasor

History Of Shelby County 1883 (Sutton)
page 285-286
Washington Township

Daniel Rasor, the grandfather of the above, was born in Pennsylvania about 1740.  He married and raised a family of eight children, and came to Ohio at the begining of the present century and located in Montgomery County, ten miles north of Dayton, where he died about 1820.  Daniel Rasor, a son of the above, was born in Pennsylvania in 1786 and came to Ohio with his parents, where in 1810 he married Elizabeth Weybright.  They raised a family of ten children, eight of whom are still living.  He died in 1860.  His wife died in 1832.  Of this family four came to Shelby County, via., Daniel, Abram, Jacob, and Susannah.

Daniel Rasor, the subject of this sketch, was born in Montgomery County in 1811, he being the eldest of his father's family.  He lived with his parents until 25 years of age.   He worked at milling, in a distillery and woollen mills up to the time of his marriage.  In 1832 he was married to Sarah Anderson.  In 1836 they moved to Shelby County and located in Orange Township o the banks of the Miami River, where Joseph Fergus now lives, where he built a saw mill which he ran some nineteen years, then sold and bought a farm in Washington Township, which he lived on some seven years, 
then sold his farm and removed to Lockington in 1862, where he built a saw-mill on the canal, which he ran until 1873.  This mill he sold to the Summit Paper Company, and bought the site of the Lockington Flouring Mills, of which he, together with his son Daniel, are the present owners and 
proprietors.  Mr. Rasor raised a family of six children, whose names and dates of birth are as follows: James A. 1833; Melinda, born 1836, and killed by accident in 1843; Jason, born 1838, died 1855; Joshep born 1841, died 1868; Daniel G., born 1844 and Mary E., born 1849 died 1852. 

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