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Charles Arbuckle, farmer. P. O. Somerford, was born in Madison County, Ohio, February 1, 1821, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Bishop) Arbuckle, who are mentioned in the sketch of J. L. Arbuckle. Charles Arbuckle, at twenty-one years of age, engaged as a farm hand to work on a farm by the month, and thus continued for five months, when he inherited 170 acres from his father, and commenced farming on that. He acquired a common school education, and was united in marriage with E. J. Richmond February 27, 1845. She was a native of Ohio, born in 1829. To this union have been born four children, of whom three survive, viz. Adelia Ann, Louisa Jane and Laura Frances. Mrs. Arbuckle died June 21, 1855.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]