Alva Buckingham DeGood


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Excepted from HISTORY OF OF DELAWARE AND OHIO.
O. L.. BASKIN S CO., HISTORICAL PUBLISHERS, CHICAGO, ILL.
1880

 

A. B. DE GOOD, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Delaware; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, March 25, 1848 ; is a son of Thomas and Rachel (McLaine) De Good; the father was born in Frederick Co., Md., Sept. 15, 1806 ; his parents, in 1807, removed to Washington Co., Penn., and from there to Knox Co., Ohio, in 1832. Thomas De Good was twice married; by the first wife there were six children, and by the last, five. He was a well-educated man, and for a great many years was Colonel of militia; he recruited and drilled soldiers during the war with Mexico. In 1852, he, with his family, came from Knox to this county, where he remained until his death. He was a Republican, and up to the time of his death held the office of Justice of the Peace. His widow survives him, and resides on the old homestead in Scioto Township. Our subject passed his youth and early manhood on a farm. When 16 years of age, he enlisted in Co. C, 121st O. V. I.; he served with distinction in this regiment thirteen months, when, on account of sickness, he was discharged. After remaining at home about two months, he again enlisted in Co. B, 48th O. V. I., and served until the close of the war; he was a good and valiant soldier, and struck many a blow in defense of his country. After his return from the army, he engaged in farming and stockdealing, which he has ever since followed. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Pierce Nov. 2. 1871 ; she was born in Morrow Co., Ohio, Oct. 26, 1846. Mr. De Good began life as a poor boy, and is to-day one of the prominent and promising young men of the county. He owns seventy acres of well-improved land, which he has obtained by economy and industry.

 

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