Edward Bahan, son of Edward Bahan, sr., native of Ireland, was born in Kings County, Ireland, April 18, 1824, about forty-five years ago, crossed the ocean, with his widowed mother, four sisters, and three brothers. They crossed the briny deep in twenty-one days. They remained in New York nine years, then came to Fayette County, where he has since resided—about thirty years.

November 8, 1853, he was married to Hannah, daughter of Darby and Honora Ring, a native of Ireland. They have had twelve children, of whom nine are living: James, Eliza, Mary Ann, Nannie, Bridget, Margaret, Peter, Nellie, and Katie; they also adopted Jolm Hurley, and raised him from infancy. The deceased are two infants, and Edward. Eliza is the wife of William Foley and resides in Pickaway County. Mary Ann teaches school to the great satisfaction of her employers. She has a bright mind, and during the recent year, taught ten months, successively, without missing a school day.

Mr, Bahan and wife are members of the St. Coleman's Catholic Church, at Washington. He is a Democrat, but does not expect office. He owns one hundred acres of land on the Glaze tract, nicely improved. He has a tile factory, the only one in the township, which he started six years ago, and makes a large quantity of tile, a sufficient guarantee of good work.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County