Daniel Harrison Isgrig, Jr.

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Daniel Harrison Isgrig, Jr.

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Death: 1884 (87-88)
Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Isgrig and Rachel Isgrig Peddicoart
Husband of Mary Isgrig; Mary Underwood and Elizabeth Isgrigg
Father of Zitella Noerr and Henry Harrison Isgrig
Brother of Enoch Isgrig; Elijah Mechantric Isgrig; Thomas Jefferson Isgrig and Stephen Barnes Isgrig

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About Daniel Harrison Isgrig, Jr.


Daniel ISGRIG, of Dent, Green township, is one of the oldest residents of the county, having been born June 30, 1796, in Baltimore county, Maryland, and most of the time since which period has resided in the immediate vicinity of his present home. His father is of English and his mother of German descent. His father, Daniel, was born in Maryland, March 2, 1775, and died in Ripley county, Indiana, July 17, 1854. His mother, Rachel BARNS, was the eldest daughter of John BARNS; was born in Virginia, March 22, 1760. She died in Ripley county, Indiana, August 16, 1854. The parents were both buried near Moor's hill, in the above named county, where the father died in the eightieth year of his age. His widow was the mother of seventeen children, one hundred and twenty-three grandchildren, and one hundred and ten great-grandchildren, and before she died could say to her daughter, "Arise, daughter, and go to your daughter, for you daughter's daughter hath a daughter." William, the great-grandfather, came from England about the year 1725. He had two sons, Michael and Daniel, the last named being the grandfather of our subject. Mr. ISGRIG's father being born in the time of the Revolution gave him some opportunity of witnessing the consequences of the war. The Tories were troublesome, having burned his father's barn, and committing other depredations that caused fear and alarm to the family. After the war his father moved to the Alleghany mountains, eight miles above Fort Cumberland, and remained there until 1789, when the family removed to Maysville, Kentucky, going down the Monongahela and the Ohio rivers in a boat. The usual hardships of a pioneer life with the Indians as well as in many other respects, were experienced by the family, and as usual many tales of adventure and heroism could here be told. Suffice it to say Mr. ISGRIG's father was a bold and daring man, capable of enduring what would have overthrown most men, and withal was a strict man in his family, observing the Christian duties of a father and husband himself. In 1806 the family removed to Green township, Hamilton county, Ohio, where Daniel ISGRIG, the subject of this sketch was married, in the year 1817, to Miss Elizabeth McMAHON. In 1831 he bought the present homestead, consisting of seventy-three acres, living for a time at Mr. Healthy, but at the above named time moved to the present homestead two miles north of Dent, on the Pleasant ridge. From here he moved to Taylor's creek, where he lived nine years, but returned in 1880. In 1841 he was married the second time, his second wife's name being Mary UNDERWOOD, and from which union he was blessed with three children: Viola, the daughter of this wife, now Mrs. MARKS has her abode with her father; Robert, a son, was nine months in the war of the Rebellion, and a regular nine years after the - war. His third wife, Miss SEAL, is still living; from this union he is the father of one child, and of eighteen children in all. Mr. ISGRIG is of a hardy, robust nature, has seldom experienced sickness during his long, eventful life, and has been a character of some position and influence during his time. His education was necessarily limited, having mastered the rudiments of an education more by sheer contact with the problems of life than from instruction - or in this do we find him unsuccessful. For thirty years and over he was the principal surveyor of his county, and during that period, but few roads or farms, and tracts of lands of his township have escaped from his glazing axe. He was also, many years, administrator, serving for different parties at different times. He was also for a number of years notary public, township trustee, etc., so that in summing up his life, we find him to have been a very useful and prominent citizen of his county.

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Daniel Harrison Isgrig, Jr.'s Timeline

Kentucky, United States
April 6, 1818
Hamilton, Ohio, USA
October 9, 1872
Age 88
Ohio, United States