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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JESSE LAZEAR was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, June 25, 1825.  He was a son of Francis and Mary (Crow) Lazear, natives of Greene County, Penn., and is among the earliest settlers.  His mother was of German origin.  His father was of French descent.  He died in 1871, at the advanced age of seventy years.  Thomas Lazear, grandfather of Jesse Lazear, was apointed [sic] magistrate by the Governor, served for years in that capacity.  The family have usually been farmers and successful in all their business ventures.  Jesse Lazear is the oldest in a family of six children.  His parents came to Richhill Township in 1827, where he was raised on the farm and received his education in the common schools.  He has made farming and stock-growing his business through life, and has met with success, being at present the owner of a large, well improved farm where he resides near Ryerson’s Station, Penn.  His residence is a substantial brick building, beautifully located.  Mr. Lazear was united in marriage, March 25, 1856, with Miss Alice, daughter of Morfford and Nancy (Simpson) Throckmorton, who were of Irish and English extraction.  Mr. and Mrs. Lazear are the parents of the following named children—William, Mary, wife of J. C. McCracken, M. D., Cameron, W. Va.; Fannie, wife of Silas Inghram; and John.  In politics Mr. Lazear is a Democrat.


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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 –

Date of Transcription: 17 January 2009

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