J. L. Arbuckle, farmer, P. O. Somerford, was born on the farm where he now resides, in Somerford Township, Madison County, Ohio, December 14, 1828, and is a son of John Arbuckle, who was born in Virginia October 2, 1771. He was united in marriage with Nancy Sturgeon, October 3, 1799, emigrated to Ohio, October 27, 1805. and settled in Madison County, where he remained until his death, which occurred September 30, 1845. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Bishop, his second wife, February 2, 1813, and she died April 8, 1865. J. L. Arbuckle engaged in farming, when he was seventeen years of age, on 170 acres of land, which he had inherited from his father. He acquired a good common school education, and has filled the office of Township Trustee of Somerford Township for two years. He has voted the Republican ticket ever since the Republican party existed. He was united in marriage with Caroline Houston, November 23, 1852. This union was blessed with four children, viz.: Violie, Walter, Lizzie M. and Flora. Mrs. Arbuckle died March 19, 1866. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Arbuckle has an excellent reputation as a man of correct business habits.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]