William R. Flaugher, farmer, P.O. Ripley, was born where he now lives, in 1823, and is a son of Adam and Allie (Riggs) Flaugher. Adam Flaugher was a son of Adam Sr.; Allie Riggs was a daughter of John Riggs, one of the early settlers in Mason County, KY., having planted the first apple tree in Mason County; he afterward located in this county, where he died in 1827, aged eight-seven years. Adam, Jr., was one of the first settlers in this county. He served in the War of 1812, and had nine children, six of whom are living, viz.: Susan, Catherine, Rachel, Maria, Jacob and William R. The deceased are Henry, Martin and Zachariah. Mr. Flaugher died in 1859, aged eighty-three years; his wife was born in 1779, and died in 1864. Our subject was married to Parthena, the daughter of Jacob Wilson, in 1849. To them have been born ten children, viz.: Ephraim, Rufus, Emily, Wadey, Allie, Matilda, Sylvanus K., William M., Jesse and Mary B. Mr. Flaugher owns 185 acres of land, he improved; he is a member of the order of Odd Fellows and also of the Christian Church.


From History of Brown County Ohio, by W.H. Beers & Co. page 159-160