Reason B. Naylor, of Vineyard Hill, was born in Fall County, Texas, June 24, 1852. His father was Benjamin Naylor. who married Victoria Lucas, and was born and reared on the old Naylor farm on Gift Ridge. Soon after his marriage, he removed to Cincinnati, where he engaged in the mercantile business. Then he removed to the State of Iowa, and later to Texas, where he died, leaving a widow and two young sons, Clayton, and Reason B., the subject of this sketch. It was the last request of Benjamin Naylor that his widow remove to Adams County, Ohio, which she did. traveling via New Orleans. Our subject married Miss Irene Wade, daughter of LaFayette Wade, of Monroe Township, September 20, 1876. They have had born to them Quincy, Carrie, Cora, Ethel, Granville, Rosa, Izella, Benjamin, Mary and Clinton, two of whom, Carrie and Clinton, are deceased.

Reason B. Naylor now resides on the old LaFayette Wade farm near Wrightsville on the Ohio River. It was on this farm that Israel Donalson was captured by the Indians in 1792, an account of wdiich is given in this volume. In politics, our subject has always been a Republican, and takes an active part in the affairs of his party in local matters, but he has never sought official recognition, though often requested to be a candidate on his party's ticket.

He is a zealous member of the U. B. Church at Mullhollen. on Moore's Run, in Monroe Township, where his family hold membership.


From "History of Adams County, Ohio from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time" - by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers - West Union, Ohio - Published by E. B. Stivers - 1900