George Lash, farmer and stock-raiser P. O. Tiro; was born in Wayne Co., April 30, 1830. He is a son of Peter and Mary (Fredline) Lash, who were parents of nine children. The father was a native of New Jersey, and was born in 1808. The mother was born in Somerset Co., Penn., in 1812. They were married in Wayne Co., in about 1828. The names of their children are George, Charity, Leah, Peter, Benjamin, Mary, Phoebe, Francis and Lucinda. These children are all living. and all are in Ohio. Mr. Lash emigrated to Ohio when it was but a Territory, and from Wayne Co, he emigrated to Crawford Co. in 1835, locating in Auburn Township. He was a thrifty, hard-working farmer, and by his sterling honesty and kindness made many warm and sincere friends. He departed this life in 1851, leaving behind an honest and upright record many might profit by following. His widow still survives him. George Lash lived with his parents through youth and early manhood, assisting them in clearing and improving the place. He received a good common school education, and on the 16th of October, 1854, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. Hutson,, daughter of Benjamin Hutson, of Cranberry Township. To this union were born four children-William M., born April 6, 1858; Elmer E., born Aug. 12, 1861, died Sept. 15, 1870; Benjamin E., born June 1, 1864, and George F., born May 9, 1866. Mrs. Lash was born April 14, 1835. William., Benjamin and George are living at home with their parents. Mr. Lash owns 80 acres of good land in Western Auburn. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Good-Will Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a prominent and influential man in his neighborhood, and he and his family are well known and highly respected throughout the neighborhood.
From History of Crawford County and Ohio by Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881