BRICE H. SHEETS, No. 1 is a native of this county, born July 11, 1823.  He has been twice married.  His first wife was Mahaly Fowler, who was born May 17, 1823, and died March 26, 1864.  She is mother of the following children: Rebecca J., born January 2, 1846; Louis M., December 14, 1848; Sarah A., June 26, 1851; Susan F., April 20, 1853; John F., April 12, 1855; Rhody A., May 2, 1857; Elizabeth E., March 7, 1862, died August 20, 1876, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Fowler are the parents of the first Mrs. Sheets.  The second wife is Sarah S. Sanders, born in this county February 10, 1838.  They were married in Lawrence county, Ohio, August 27, 1865.  She has that following children: Lorena B., born October 2, 1866; Araminta, October 17, 1868; George R., January 20, 1871; Chloe F. January 29, 1873; Faraby, September 30, 1876; Retha O., March 5, 1878; Vilony E., November 5, 1881; they all reside at home.  The parents of Mr. Sheets are John H. and Susan (Henry) Sheets, settlers of this county  when it was nothing but a wilderness, in 1816.  The parents of Mrs. Sheets came here in 1820.  Their names are Jesse and Nancy (Strong) Sanders.  Her father died in 1865, and her mother in May, 1858.  A brother of Mr. Sheets was a soldier in the war of 1861, serving one year.  Mr. Sheets is a farmer, residing in Guyan township.  His postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia County, Ohio.


History of Gallia County, by Hardesty 1882