Her People Past And Present
He purchased 240 acres of land, part of which is the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson Ezra L. Doverspike
He married Katie Knight, and to them was born a family of six children, four sons and two daughters:
Daniel married Peggie Beck
Christena married John Colhup
George married Sarah Gumbert
John married Margaret McCullough
Katie married Peter Smith
Louis married Lavina Gumbert.
"George Doverspike, father of Ezra L. Doverspike, was born on the original family homestead, where Clarence Gould now lives, and was reared there.
He succeeded to that part of his father's land now owned and occupied by his son Ezra, and made his home thereon until his death, which occurred Aug. 2, 1888.
He married Sarah Gumbert, daughter of William Gumbert, a pioneer of Armstrong county, and they became the parents of fifteen children, seven sons and eight daughters
Elizabeth, who married Z. H. Nolf
Teamie, who married A. G. Kells
Hannah and Emanuel, twins, the former of whom married R. H. Nolf, the latter Lauretta Miller
David, who died Feb. 24, 1875
Sarah, who married Sylvester Grinder
Mary, who married Amos Bittinger
William, who married Mary Neal
Ternie, who married Levina Daugenbaugh
Boyd, who married Ella Smith
Maggie, who married John Cunningham
Wesley, who married Emma Ferguson
and Dessie, who died when quite young.
"Ezra L. Doverspike was born Aug. 18, 1864, on the farm in Mahoning township where he now resides, and during his youth attended the common schools in the neighborhood. He has always followed farming, cultivating the old homestead and now owning the 100 acres cleared and improved by his father.
He is a worthy member of a family which has been highly esteemed in the township for several generations.
On Jan. 4, 1894, Mr. Ezra L. Doverspike married Mattie J. Procious, daughter of William and Catherine (Gearhart) Procious, and sister of Edward G. Procious, whose sketch will be found elsewhere in this work.
Her father settled in Mahoning township in 1840, purchasing 105 acres of land then in the wilderness, and which he converted by his industry into a valuable farm. Mr. and Mrs. Doverspike have had three children, only one of whom survives, Violet Catherine. They are members of the M E. Church at Putneyville.
[In political matters he is a Democrat]
Millie C. Doverspike
Mary L. Doverspike
A. D. Bittinger
Maggie L. Doverspike
Ezra L. Doverspike
Mattie J. Procious
Ezra L. Doverspike
Mattie J. Doverspike
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