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Andrew AULT

Male 1797 - 1844  (47 years)


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  • Name Andrew AULT 
    Born 8 Aug 1797 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1844  Wayne County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Douglass, Ben, History of Wayne County, Ohio: From the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time, Indianapolis, IN: Robert Douglass, 1878, p. 701:

      Reminiscences of Andrew Ault.?I was born in York county, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1797; was the son of Valentine Ault. When three years old I was taken to Washington county, Pennsylvania; worked on a farm till I was 18 years of age, when, with my uncle, Frederick Ault, I came to Wayne county to see the country. The first night I grew alarmed at the presence of wolves, and "left the world and climbed a tree"?actually climbed a sapling and stayed on it all night. I went back to Pennsylvania, but returned in March, partly on a sled and partly not. I made sugar a while, and went back to Pennsylvania and remained a few years?long enough to get married, in 1822, to Elizabeth Weaver. I returned to Wayne county in 1823 with a bran [sic] new wife; took three days to make the trip; located finally on the north-east quarter of section 8, in Baughman township, and purchased land from Malachi Fiester. I had trouble getting the girl I wanted when I was married, but was bound to have her; had a child in twelve months to a minute from the day I was married?kept strict count. I have held all the township offices; first office was Justice of the Peace, in 1835; wanted to resign, but didn't know how; visited my old friend, Jacob Ihrig, and asked advice; he said, "You must not do it," but I said, "I can't attend to it, can't read and don't know enough;" "But," said Ihrig, "your wife can read and help you through." I concluded to stick, and held the office 29 years. Though a Democrat, in a Republican township, I never was defeated. I have settled up more estates than any man in the township; but three appeals were taken from my docket; one was settled, judgment in one was confirmed, and the third dismissed. I served twice as Commissioner of Wayne county. Frederick Ault's wife was the first white person who died in the township, and Peter Walters the first born, I think. John Baughman was the first Justice.
    Person ID I13018  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Valentine AULT,   b. 4 Aug 1772, York County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1854, Wayne County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susanna LAU,   b. 29 Oct 1775, York County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1857, Wayne County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
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