Christopher Fair was reared in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where he was married in 1864, February 16, to Miss Amanda Baker. He was born February 12, 1842, in Holmes County, Ohio, and received a common education while assisting on the home farm. He began for himself at the age of twenty, and worked two years for $10.50 per month. Soon after marrying, he came to this county and lived one and a half years on a rented farm in this township. Then with the pecuniary aid of his mother Rachel, Fair, he was enabled to purchase 282 acres of land, where they now reside. the farm has been divided between them, Mr. Fair owning the portion where the buildings stand. Mr. Fair's parents were natives of Pennsylvania; his father, Christopher Fair, died in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Mrs. Fair's parents, Absalom and Mary Baker, were also natives of the Keystone State; her mother died in Stark County, Ohio, and her father is a resident of this county. There are eight children in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Fair, viz.: Sherman, Doras, Henry, Viola, Benjamin, Hattie, Oliver and Ella.

 

 

History of La Grange County, Indiana; F.A. Battey & Co., 1882