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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

DANIEL RICH, farmer and stock-grower, Khedive, Penn., was born in Cumberland Township, Greene County, April 25, 1830, and is a son of David and Margaret (Morrison) Rich.  His parents were also natives of Greene County, and of German and English ancestry.  His father and grandfather were both farmers and among the early settlers of the county.  Daniel is the ninth in a family of thirteen children, twelve of whom grew to maturity.  He was reared on the farm, attending school in the township, and also graded school in Virginia.  He chose farming as his occupation and is now the owner of 360 acres of valuable land in Cumberland Township, where he resides and is regarded as one of the leading men of Greene County.  He lived four years in Monroe County, Ohio, where he was united in marriage, October 8, 1858, with Miss Lany, daughter of Levi Stephens, a native of Greene County, Penn., and of German origin.  They have two children—A. L., born in Monroe County, Ohio, August 13, 1859, and Phoebe C., who is the wife of Columbus Scott Their son, A. L., was reared on their present farm, in Cumberland. Township, to which his parents returned soon after his birth.  He was married, October 8, 1882, to Miss Kate, daughter of C. C. Harry; and they have one child—Stephen Harry, an interesting boy of five years.  In politics Mr. Daniel Rich is a Republican, and was elected justice of the peace in 1880, also in 1885.  He is energetic and successful in his business, and has always held the confidence of his neighbors.  He has settled up fifteen estates for heirs in the neighborhood, to the entire satisfaction of the parties concerned.  His family are all members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which he has served as trustee and superintendent of the Sabbath-school.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 28 July 2007

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