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John Woodmancy

History of Shelby County, 1883 Sutton
Green Township p. 202

John Woodmancy, Retired Farmer P. O. Plattsville, Ohio

Mr. Woodmancy is a native of New Jersey, where he was born  on the 16th day of February, 1804.  When at the age of fourteen years he went on a ship on the Atlantic as a  hand, remained as such until 1821, when he was appointed captain of the  schooner Industry, and held the position of captain of various vessels until 1842, when he retired from the coasting trade and turned his attention to 
farming, which he made his avocation until 1878, when he retired from business and is now living a retired life, honored and esteemed by all that know him. 
        On the 20th day of June 1832, he married Miss Harriet Platt of Ocean County, New Jersey, born May 9, 1811.  They settled in Ocean County, New Jersey, remained until 1843, when he, with his wife and family emigrated to Ohio, purchased and moved on the farm in Green Township, Shelby County, where they are now living.  They reared a family of six children, viz:  Lorenzo D., Reuben, John N., Louisa E., Martha E., and Lydia M. 
        Reuben served in the three month's service in the war of 1861, and after the expiration of his time he re-enlisted in Company F of the 20th O.V.I. for three years or during the war.  He was commissioned first lieutenant of his company and served as such until wounded, July 22, 1864, at the battle of 
Atlanta, and on account of which he was honorably discharged from the service. 
        John N. enlisted in Company F of the 20th O.V. I., in the fall of 1861, and served as private until the close of the war.
 
Submitted by Marcella Messer

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