Peter J. Corey, farmer, Edgefield, is a native of this county, and is a son of James and Rebecca (Sperry) Corey, both of whom were natives of Virginia. When quite young they came to Ross County, Ohio, where they were married about 1820, soon after which they removed to this county. They had a family of nine children, our subject being the seventh.

November 1, 1855, our subject was married to Miss Rachel, daughter of David and Margaret Sherwood, of Delaware County, Ohio. She bore him thirteen children: Gemima, John, Sperry J., Abram, Sallie Ann, Isaac, and David, are living; Edith, Maggie, Samuel, Joseph, Jessie, and one infant, are deceased. Samuel, Joseph, and Jessie, died in February, 1881.

Mr. Corey has a farm of one hundred and sixty-six acres, well improved, situated on the Washington and Jamestown pike, twelve miles west of Washington. Himself, wife, and ancestors, were members of the Baptist Church. Both of his grandfathers were ministers in that church. Mr. Corey engaged in chasing the notorious Morgan during his raid through Ohio. Is a good citizen and respected neighbor.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County