Cornelius Arbogast, Retired Farmer.

Mr. Arbogust was born in Greenbrier County, Va., in October, 1801. When he had attained the age of ten years, or in 1811, his parents came to Ohio and located in Clarke County, where he grew to manhood. April 12, 1821, he married Miss Sarah Davidson, then of Clarke County, but a native of Franklin County, Ohio, where she was born in December, 1800. Mr. and Mrs. Arbogast settled on a farm in Clarke County, re mained until 1851, when they came to Shelby County, purchased and settled on the northwest quarter of section seven, Green Township, remained until 1858, when he purchased and moved on a farm in Clinton Township. In 1865 he sold his farm in Clinton, returned to Green Township, purchased the farm which is now owned by his son, Allen Arbogast. In 1865 he made a division of a part of his property among his nine children, giving to each child one thousand dollars, and still retaining for himself his farm in section thirty, on which be resided until March, 1880, when he sold his farm, and has since made his home among his children alternately. His companion died October 19, 1881. He reared a family of nine children, viz., Adaline, Margaret, John H., Elizabeth, Lewis, Allen, Ruth. Lydia A., and Cornelius. Lydia A. is now dead. Allen Arbogast served three years in Company F, 20th O. V. I. during the war of 1861. John H. Arbogast served nearly two years in the war of 1861.



History of Shelby County, Ohio; R. Sutton & Co, Philadelphia PA, 1883