This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.
The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.
John Dallas was born June 20, 1838, near Waynesburg, Crawford county. He was a son of Casper and Catherine Quering Dallas, who were early settlers of Crawford county having emigrated from France in the year 1833. Casper died in September, 1864, his wife February 13, 1855.
John Dallas was married September 28, 1860, to Nancy Dickson, daughter of James and Nancy Morrow Dickson and they were the parents of eight children, four girls and four boys; four of the children are living as follows: Anna and James, of Edgerton, Kansas; Jennie and Lena.
For six years and a half after their marriage they lived on the James Dickson farm and then moved to the farm now owned by G. Fackler in Liberty township, where they remained four years; then returned to the Dickson homestead and remained there one year. In 1872 they purchased 52 acres of land east of West Liberty, that was owned by Samuel Tarr, where they resided until the spring of 1887, when they removed to Tiro.
John Dallas was a skillful veterinary surgeon and followed this business for over twenty-five years, principally in Crawford and Richland counties, but he was frequently called to Seneca, Huron, and even Ashland counties. For the past ten years of his life he had afflicted with rheumatism.