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The writer makes no nixilniiy i'or this ntteitipf to pin - 
serve a record of what is known of the ch'scendants of one 
of the first settlers of KScioto County. Ohio. Tliose who nn- 
cU'rstand the reasons for <i'enealoc»ieal and liistorieal research 
need none; and those who do not see why any one should wish 
to Iviiow the name of his urand father. — oi" an\ tliinu' else thai. 
cannot he transmuted into a dollar. — deserve none. 

Unfortunately the endeavor was made too late, and nuicli 
information which mi>iht have been procured at first hand 
from those now passed to the ji'reat beyond, may now, never 
be discovered. 

The system of numeration made use of is ])elieved to be 
new. The writer evolved it while collectino' data for nnich 
larger works than the present, and it proved much nuu-e sa Ms- 
factory than any other known to him. It is believed to l)e at 
least as good as the system ordinarily used for completed work 
also. While there is no need for an elaborate explanation of 
the system here, the writer will be pleased to explain tlu 
handling of it to any one iuteresited. 

The first figure of the eiuimeration of eacli descendant 
gives the number of the generation after the founder of tin' 
line; the second number loc'iites the individud in tliiit genLM\i- 
1 ion. 

It is hopf^d that this little (MTort miy iiiduce the fairdiy 
to keep up the records for the futui'e, and perliajjs son:e in-.-cs- 
tigatoi' may nrist^ wlio rin i-oiKpier the notV unsolved prob- 
b'liis ill the r;\iiiil\' liis!oi'\'. 

I<M^\\K II. TITUS. .M. 1). 

Poftsiiioiith Ohio. \ov. •_!.'). l!'0:i. 

Abbreviations an(> Signs. 

M(l. Married. 

— Married, (followiiiij a name in the genealogical section ) 

I'liin. rnniarried. 

Daii. Daughter, or <laiiglUer (jf. 

D. Died. 

* Signifies that the])arents between whose names the asteiisk a]i]'enrs 

are cousins; their children being second cousins. 

■** The parents between whose names the sign appears are .second cous- 

ins, and tluir children therefore third cousins; etc. 


The Chabot family is one of the oldest and most noble in 
France. The first of the name was Peter, third son of Wil- 
liam Fier-a-bras, Count of Poitiers, and claiming also the title 
of Duke of A(|uitaii!e (Duienne), which was disputed hy the 
Counts of Toulouse. 

Pester was nicknamed Chabot. a kind of lish, which, .judg- 
ino- from the representations of it on the family coat of arms 
must resemble somewhat the Ohio river cattish, which is sai i 
to have a mouth capalde of swallowing" a tish a little large)' 
than itself. Whether the name was considered appropriate 
from his having a large capital extremity, either physically ov 
figurati\ely, is not on record. His mother was Emma, dan^h- 
ter of Thihaut le Tricheur. Count of Blois, a grandson of Robcri 
the Strong, who was the ancestor of the long line of Capetian 
Kitjgs of France. 

His grandmother was a daughter of Rollo, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, from whom descended Wiiliam the Conqueror; and 
his great grandmotlier was Adela, daugliter oF Kdwarl thi^ 
Elder, King of England, making him a descendant o\' Kin^^ 
Alfred the Creat of England. 

While, as appeals from the foregoing, the first Chal)ot 
had the best blood of the larxd in his veins, the history of his 
numerous posterity shows that the royal ancestors may well 
liave been [)leased with their ^lescendants. for the long line fair- 
ly bristles with names note 1 in war, in the clnirch, in litera- 
ture, and in all positions wiiich calletl for ability and nol)ilit.\. 
Only a few ncc 1 he mentioned here. 

Philip Chabot, Count of Charny. Admiral of France. Lieut. 
(!en. of Burgundy, (len. in Chief of the King's armies in Picii- 
moiit, well known in history as tlu' Admiral de Prion. 

Leonor Chabot. iiieut. Gen., and Oovernor of BnrgunJy 
at the time of the inassacre of St. Bartholomew saved the Pro- 
tesiants in his command from assassination, and replied that 
"the oi'dci' which he ha.l rci'eived to execute such a crini'' 
could not have been given by the King, and that he believed 
he served the latter l)y preserving him from the remorse that 
ol'.edienee would cnuse him." 


Henry Chabot, Marquis of St. Aulaye, Marquis of Mont- 
lieu, Peer of France, Duke of Frontenay, Prince of Leon, 
Prince of Soubise, Hereditary President of the Nobility of 
Bretagne, Governor and Lieut. Gen. for the King of the Duchy 
of Anjou, etc., etc., married the daughter and heiress of the 
tirst Duke of Rohan, and from her had that title. The first 
Duke was leader of the Protestants. Henry agreed to take 
the name and arms of Rohan, and the rest of the Dukes de 
Rohan were called Rohan-Chabot, and bore the arms of botii 

James Chabot, Marquis of Mirebeau, Lieut. Gen. etc. was 
the right hand man of King Henry of Navarre, (Henry IV) 
was with him in all his wars, and sat beside him in the car- 
riage when he was assassinated by Ravillac. 

Romance is not lacking in the jinnals of the family. The 
fairy Melusine, who was condemned to remain half snake on 
account of being discovered in that condition by her husband, 
as detailed in the authentic fairy histories, is said to be nou-c 
other than Eust^iche Chabot, wife of (Jeoffrey de Lusignan, 
Count de la ^L-irche: and one of her sons was (Jeoffrey whom 
the Romans called "a la grande dent," (of the big tooth.) It 
will be remembered that though the fairy was an exemplary 
wife, all her children had some kind of a deformity. 'Notwitli- 
standing his tooth and his fairy descent Geoffrey seems to 
have been somewhat of a man in lii.s time, and spoke in the 
highest terms of his good mother. 

nnfortnnntely there were other personages in the line less 
apochryphal and of more malodorous rei)utation. Instance 
the notorious Giles, Baron de Retz, who was of Chabot de- 
scent through the female line, who was a Marshal of France 
and a man of conse(pience, but fell into evil ways, and '.vas 
convicted of many crimes; among others of the nnirder of sev- 
eral children for their blood with which to write characters 
for the invocation of the evil spirit. The question suggests 
itself, where \vould he find one more entitled to that qualifica- 
tion than the one he carriel within him. lie was excommuni- 
cated and sentenced to be burned alive, hut was first stran- 

But in general the fannly was one of which any one .-on- 
nected with it might have just re;ison to be i)roud. 

Some of the many titles held in tin' family and not men- 
tioned above are Count de Jarnac, Marquis de Soubran, 
Count of Porhoet, Count of Lorges. i\Tarquis of Blain, Marquis 
of (iarnaehe, Baron of Monrlnunp, Duke of Roquelaire, Duke, 
of Lude, Count of Astarac, Baron of ]Montes(iuion. Marquis 


of Vervins, Duke Je Cha])ot. Count of Poldnc, Count of Buz- 
tiueois, etc., etc., etc. 

The Chabot arms were — and are, Or, three chabots guies; 
which in plain language niejins a yelh)w shiekl wiith three rea 
chabots on it. There were several other coats of arms borne 
by difi'erent lines in the family, mostly derived from the fore- 


The motto was "Concu;-;sus resurgo. " (Beaten doAvn, 1 
rise again.) 

Whether our ancestor, Peter, was of this stock or not, no 
one knows; the chances are that he was; but if any of his de- 
scendants cares to claim this noble descent, let him demon- 
strate it by enuilation of the deeds of the many of the family 
who were noble not only in name and blood, but in character 
and achievement also. 

"Kind hearts are more than coronets, 

"And simple faith than Xorman blood." 


Born Died Residence, etc. 
Peter Chabot, frmr. 17(17 1853 Powellsville, O. 
Md. Sophia Hughes, 1836 

1-1 William Cha^bot, - Clarissal799 1865 Wheelersburg, 0. 

1-2 Lonis, Reece, 1801 

Md. Rachel Roberts, wid,1779 1867 
1-3 Peter, nnm. 1811 1836 Powellsville, 0. 

1-4 Lncinda. -Sanil. McDowell, 1814 Mabees, 0. 

1-5 Uriah, - Luvina Hudson. 1816 1897 Powellsville, 0., Frnn' 


1-1 William Chabot, 17}>.'l IMi.") Wheelersbur^', (). 

MA. 1S27, Clarissa Randall, 1804 1881 
2-1 Harriet Sophia Chabot. - I)'-.1S27 18,^0 Stiirueoii, Mu 

A. Titus, 
2-2 Louis, lh2!) l82;» 

2-8 Julia Ann. - Jas. P. IMt'iry, 1830 Eureka Sprinys. Ark. 

2-4 Francis .Marion, 1832 1833 

2-.") I'eter. unni. 1.''34 18G5 Sturyeon, Mo. 

2-(5 William. 1836 183G 

2-7 .Maria. 1S37 1838 

2-8 Dau., inf. 

2-!) Amos. Ih39 1848 

2-10 John II.. 1840 184t» 

2-11 Anderson, 1841 1841 

Md. Sarah Smith. 
2-12 Alonzo. - Launa Rambo. l.s')8 181)7 Ohio. 
1-2 Louis Chabot, 1801 (iallipolis. (). 

Md. Reeee. 

2-13 Susan Chabot, - Smith. 

2-14 Sopliia. - Wm. Riekabauirh. Chillieothe. (). 

Md. R(MM'e. sister ol' 

first wife. 
2-1.") .Mary. 

1-4 Lucinda Chabot, is 14 .Maliees. O. 

:\ld. Samuel .M(d )o\v.-ll. 
2-17 Peter .Menowell. d. younL^ 
2-18 b'aeliel. Whire 

1-5 Uriah Chabot, 1816 181)7 Powellsville. O. 

:\I(1. Luvina Hudson. 1821 181)6 

2-U) Lafivettc Chidxit. - Nan;s-1843 1866 

A. Wyatt. 
2-20 Lueinda. - Rawstd C. !Mii<u-y.l84."') Chillieothe, (). 

2-21 >'ary. - Jacob Fox. 1848 {ronton. Ohio. 1{. F. D. 

2-22 JobK.. num. 1850 1872 Powellsville. O. 

2-23 James Alva. - Eli/a .\. Fiii-18r)3 Portsmouth. O. 

2-24 William IC. - l-'mma Hush. 18")') Shenandoah. Iowa. 

2-2;') Charley. 18r)8 1864 

2-26 Ceorize W.. - Zora Pr.'st-18()2 Otway, O., Physii-ian. 

lauiih ; no eh. 
-2nd.Sa!lie Siiiit h.wid. Tenci'. 1 Mi4 l^edfonl. lowa. 

2-27 .\uiia P.. Francis .M . .M.-l'.-r 


2- 1 Harriet Sophia Chabot, 18i!7 l^M) Sturgeon, Mo. 
.Aid. 18-i!), Dr. Arthur Titus. 182G VM2 
8- 1 Frnnk 11. Titus. - Louise 1850 '3an Francisco, Cal 

C. Kino', Pliys. 

;]- 2 Sauil. Oscar. - Annie E. Far-lS52 Dover. X. 11. 

3- 3 Ilattie, 18C5 18GG 

2- '6 Julia Am Chabot, 1830 Eureka Springs, Ark. 

Md. 1852. James P. .Merrv. 1820 1895 
3- g-Son. inf. 1852 Ib'A 

2-12 Alonzo Chabot, 1858 1897 Scioto, 0., Farmer. 

]Md. Launa Kaml)o, 1859 Portsmouth, 0. 

3- 5 Fairie M. Chabot, - Orley A. 1879 Portsmouth. 0. 

3- () Pearl W.. - Charlotte Ann 1881 Columbus, 0. 

3- 7 :\linnie L., 1883 Portsmouth, 0. 

3- 3 Ora E., - Leon J. Reed, 1885 Portsmouth. 0. 

3- 9 Ollie I., 1887 

3-10 Glen H.. 1891 

3-11 Roy L.. 1893 

3-12 Dallas A.. 1896 1898 

2-18 Lafayette Chabot, 18-13 18GU Powellsville. 0. • 
MJ. 1863, Nancv Ann Wvatt, 
3-13 Charles Clyde Chabot. 

2-20 Lucinda Chabot, 1845 Chidicothe. 0. 

Md. 18(j(j, Rawsel C. Emofv. 18-13 
3-14 Carrie Alma Emorv, " 1867 18G9 

3-15 Cloea :\linta,-Wm. McCorry,18fi9 Chillicothe, 0. 

3-16 Luvina E.. 1871 Chillicothe, 0. 

3-17 Jennie Fay, -Wm. Dundon. 1873 Wab:^sh, 0. 

-2nd. Amos -Clayton, 
3-18 Annie Luvisa, -Walter T.1875 Columbus, O. 

3-19 :\Iarv Edith.-Edw. E. Moore. 1878 Columbus. 0. 

3-20 Rawsel C, 1880 1880 

3-21 Wm. Clyde, shoe worker, 1883 Columbus, 0. 

3-22 Addie Davis, stenographer, 1886 Chillicothe, 0. 

3-23 Walter Rav, elerk. ' 1888 Chillicothe. 0. 








2-21 Mary Chabot, 


Ironton, 0., 

R. F. D. 

]\Id. 1868. Jacol) Fox. farnioi 


8-24 Cora Fox-Jonas KosebrouKi 


Ironton, 0., 

R. F. D. 

8-25 Lnella, 


8-26 Katie, 



3-27 Lily Ann, 



3-28 Rosa, 



8-29 Lucy, 


8-30 Annie. 


8-31 Mary. 


8-82 Grace. 


3-38 Jacob, 


2-23 James Alva Chabot, 




]\rd. Eliza A. Finney, 


3-84 Alva J. Chabot, 


3-85 Floyd E.. 


3-36 Bertha :\Iarie. 


3-87 Geor^iia. 


2-24 William R. Chabot, 



, Iowa. 

Md. Emma Hnsh, 

3-38 Gokla Chabot, 


8-39 Orin, 


M.I. Celia Diesterdieh. 

3-40 Dan., inf. 

2-26 George W, Chabot, M. D 


(Hway. (). 

Md. 1887. Zora Hrestlanuh 


Md. 1904. Sjidic Smith. wiJ 



3-41 Anna Knth Chabot. 





3- 1 Frank H. Titus, M. D. 1850 iSan Francisco. Cal. 

Aid. 1890. Louise I'. King, 1869 1902 
4- 1 Louise Titus, 1902 

3-. 2 Samuel Oscar Titus, 1852 Dover. N. H. 

Md. Annie E. Farnnni. 1845 1902 

4- 2 Ai-thur Ffirnnni Titus, - Bes-1873 Dover, N. H. 

sie E. Hall. 

3- 5 Fairie M. Chabot, 1879 

.Aid. 1904. Orley A. Rickey. 1879 

4- 3 Richard Larnien Rickev, 1905 

Portsmouth. 0. 

3-19 Mary Edith Emory, 


Chillicothe. 0. 

Md. 1891. Wm. McC'orry. 

4- 4 Francis McCorry, 


4- 5 Zulene, 


4- 6 Arthur, 


4- 7 Wilbur. 


4- 8 ]\larcelia. 


4- 9 Paul David. 


3-17 Jennie Fay Emory, 


AVabash, 0. 

Md. 1894. Win. Dundon, 

4-10 Arnold Dundon, 


4-11 Carlinuton. 


Md. 1900. Amos Clavton. 

4-12 Richard Elden Clavton. 


4-13 Roswell Fay Clayton. 


3-18 Annie Luvisa Emory, 


Columbus, 0. 

Md. 189G, Walter T. .Moore. 1867 
4-14 Walter Emory Moore, 1897 

4-15 Harry Everett, 1899 

4-16 Rawse] Clare. 1900 

3-19 Mary Edith Emory. 1878 

Md. 1900, Edward E. Moore, 1873 

4-17 Roo;er Claude Moore, 1904 

4-18 George Owen, 1906 

Columbus, 0. 



3-24 Cora Fox, 


Ironton, 0., R. F. D. 

Md. Jonas Kosebroiigh^ 


4-19 Charley Kosebroush, 


4-20 Alva, 


4-21 Jonas. 


4-22 Jesse Arthur, 


4-23 William, 


4-24 Geo. Washington. 


4-25 Cora Annie, 


3-34 Alva J. Chabot, groce 

r, 1880 

Portsmouth, (3. 

Md. Emma Hierley, 1879 

4-26 Howard Alva Chabot, 1902 1906 

4-27 Ralph, 1904 

4-28 Thelma Marie, 1906 

4- 2 Arthur Farnum Titus, 1873 
Md. 1898. Be.ssie E. Hall. 

5- 1 Grace Elizabeth Titus, 1899 

5- 2 Helen Hall. 1901 

Dover, N. H. 



The i'ounJer of this liiie of the Chabot family was born in 
Prauce, July 21, 1767. Tradition has it that he was educated 
in Paris for the priesthood, and that, not being content with 
the prospect of a life in clerical bonds, he solved the problem 
by cutting loose from old associations and striking out for 
green fields and pastures now in the wills of America; pre- 
sumably with the emphatic disapproval of his family at home. 

That he was a man of better education and more refined 
literary tastes than were common in the wilderness is evident 
from the books he left behind him, some of which must have 
seemed very much out of their latitude in a log cabin in the 
backwoods; and that he very effectually east adrift his priest- 
ly inclinations, if he ever had any, the events of his career in 
this country sufficiently demonstrate. 

'i1ie exact locality of his birth is unknown. It was prob- 
ably not Paris, as a search made by the writer in that city 
failed to unearth any certificate to that effect. True the gen- 
tle Comnnmists in 1870 destroyed the city records, but the au- 
thorities have been for years since that time endeavoring to 
replace them, and in the matter of records of births they are 
believed to have practically succeeded. 

The sul)ject of this sketch came to the Uniited States as 
one of the victims of the operations of the Scioto Company. 
Various opinions of this scheme are expressed by writers. 
Some tlenounce it emphatically as a fraud and a swindle from 
its inception, while others more charitably think there was 
northing intentionally fraudulent in the company's transac- 
tions, but that circumstances beyond their control, and per- 
haps mismanagement, caused the failure of their plans. 

As the wa'iter understands the matter from different ac- 
counts, it was about as follows: 

The Ohio Company was formed by a number of reputable 
men, among them the Rev. Manasseh Cutler and Gen. Rutus 
Putnam, with the intention of purchasing from the Govern- 
ment 1,500,000 acres of land in the ^Northwest Territory, front- 


ing on the Ohio river in the neighborhood of where Marietta 
now is, and extending back into what is now the state of Ohio. 
Certain portions of the land were to be retained for university 
and school purposes, and the rest for the building up of a 
great colony. 

The Treasury Departnu-nt (Board of Treasury) at that 
time had the public lands in charge, but could not sell them 
without consent of Congress. And, the Rev. Mr. Cutler, who 
seemed to be in charge of the lobby as regards this particular 
bill, found numerous annoying circumstances in the way of 
getting it through Congress; — until he was approached by 
another party with a proposition to join forces if he would 
support a private enterprise, which was to secure an option 
or privilege of preemption on lands to the west and north of 
those of the Ohio Company, and supposed to contain 3,000,000 
or 3,500,000 acres, though the boundaries specified afterward 
proved to contain nearer 5,000,000 acres. Pi'om all of which 
it might be inferreJ that some of our modern methods which 
we nominate in terms none too respectful may possibly be 
considered rather the products of the evolution of anciently 
existing germs than of contemporary inventive genius. Onr 
lamented forefathers were not so slow after all. The j)romot- 
ers of this latter scheme were called the Scioto Compaiiy, 
though no company of the name was ever regularly organized 
in this country. But they s(;nt an agent to Paris to induce ini- 
migratiiui from France, who seems not to have made nuich 
lU'ogress at first. Later he was associated with an Englishman 
whom he encountered there, and who proceeded to infnse 
more ginger into the operations by means of glowing adver- 
tisements of the paralise :i waiting the fortunate settlers on 
the banks of the Scioto, where there was rarely any frost even 
in the winter, and where the rivers swarmed with fish and tlie 
woods with deer, waiting to be captured, and where there 
were no lions or tigers to molest or make any one afraid. He 
omitted to mention panthers, bears and Indians. 

Shares were transferred to several residents of Paris, ap- 
parently reputable and honest men. an. I the French Compaguii> 
Ju Scioto organized. This company s(»;d lands to many in- 
t(nided colonists: at least, the i)urchasers thought they had 
bought the land, thougli it does not ai)peai' that the deeds con- 
veyed anything but the Company's rights, whiidi. as above 
stated only amounted to tlie i)rivilege of prcMiiption in the 
regular manner. 

A i)arty of ininiiizfants were lii-ouLilit out and temporarily 
(piartered at (iallipolis. \vl>i di was sujiposcd to he on llir lainis 


of the Scioto Company, though it afterwarJ proved to be on 
those of the Ohio Company. The Indians became hostile ana 
prevented the colonists from entering into possession of their 
lands, and when troops were sent to bring them into subjec- 
tion, they declined to be conquered, which settled the matter, 
for that year at least. 

The Ohio Company failed to make its payments, and in 
short both schemes fell through entirely, leaving the poor col- 
onists stranded in Gallipolis. 

A representation of the facts was afterward made to Con- 
gress, and in 1795 that holy made a grant of land, the Frencli 
Orant, to the colonists then in Callipolis, to the number of one; 
hundred. The land was divided into lots of 217 and a fraction 
acres each and were assigned by lot. 

Grandfather Chabot drew lot number 85. Part of the 
village of Powellsvilie noM- stands upon it. Very few of thos ' 
who drew the lots ever occupied them ; the greater number of 
the holders sold their lands, or otherwise disposed of them ; 
but grandfather Chabot took possession of his lot and settle^] 
down to become a tiller of the soil. 

He came to take a look at his territory in 1798 and built a 
small log cabin on it, and the next year moved down with all 
his belongings. Presumably he was not burdened with nmch 
household plunJer, which was all the more convenient, as there 
were no roads, of course, and everything had to be brought 
from the Ohio river, four miles, on the back of a pack animal. 
He told with great glee in after times, of his experience with 
one load, which he had packed on the back of an old mare, and 
which consisted principally of two large iron kettles or pots, 
one on each side of the animal. She was not experienced at 
the business, and the trees being very thick she frequently 
struck one of the pots against one of them, the immediate )'e- 
sult being a severe jolt in the ribs. She was wise in her gen- 
eration, however, and soon learne.l to give the trees a wido 
berth, making a respectful detour round each, much to her 
owner's amusement. 

Before moving to his farm he had taken to himself a wife. 
Tradition has it that she was a society lady of Philadelphia, 
but what is the foundation for that assertion, or how, when, 
or where he met and married her, are matters unknown to 
the W'riter. and now incapable of determination. Iler given 
name was Sophia, and her surname probably Hughes. 

After having borne a couple of children she became in- 
sane, and as there were no institutions tlien in tliis part of the 
country- for the care of such unfortunates, she was sent to tl" ^ 


care of her ])eoiile in Pliiladelphia. 'J'lie poor iientleinan witii 
two small ehiidren on his haiuls, was in sac! straits; and as Dr. 
Keyes puts it in his little hook. "The Pioneers of Scioto Coun- 
ty," he was "under the necessity of marrying' another wife 
thoug'h he had not !)een divorced from his lirst." ]*resumal)ly 
having- so far departed from the traditions of his priestly 
training as to marry once, he may have thought the sin could 
not be increased by a repetition of the ofifense. At any rate 
he married, in what y<^ar is not known, a lady whose maiJcii 
name was Kachel Roberts, the widow liist of a man named 
Rutter, and secondly of a Mr. Weeks, by wliich latter she ha I 

Time went on ; the children grew up. and Dr. Keyes says 
the eldest son made a trip to Phibidelphia to in([uii'e what liad 
become of his mother, and found her in good health and with 
her reason recovered. She returned to Ohio; and instead of 
claiming her full rights in the matter, offered to accept oue- 
thirj of her husband's property and leave him in peace and 
quietude with his second family. 

The county records show that on the li.lth of June, ISIS, 
he deeded to her for "love and affection and one dollar." 93 
acres in the N. W. coi'ner of his lot. She afterward sold this 
land, and in 1S38 bought another piece on a little stream called 
Big Pete near Cla{)board Church on Pine Creek, about two 
miles below Powellsville. where in IH'M) .she died and was buried 
in Clapboard cemetery, an. I so ended this l']noch Ardcn epist)de 
— with vai'iations. 

^Monsieur Chabot contiiiutHl to IInc the (piit't life of a farm- 
er; saw the village of Powellsville grow up. partially on land 
sold by him to its founders: saw it occupy the center ol' a great 
iron producing industry; saw his Lii'an Ichildrcn and gn-at 
grandchildren about liim. anJ Hnally in IS")!} at the ripe age 
of 86 he wrap[)e(l the drapery of hjs couch around him and lay 
down, let us hope, to ])lcasant dreams. 

Pie was a man of small and slender physical dimensions, of 
kindly disposition, and, as is fre(|uently the case, of a gravity 
in invei'se ratio to his size. This (piality must have received 
(piite a jolt in at least one instance. It is to! 1 that in a hunt- 
ing expedition he shot a wild got)sc : an.l linding that tlu' vic- 
tim had only a broken wing he gave it surgical instead ol" cu- 
linary treatment, which so tilled the fowl with gratitu(k' that 
he ever afterward followe.l his preserver rouiul like a doLi'. (^ne 
Sunday morning grandfather Chal)ot started foi- ciun'ch. lieM 
in the brick buiblinii' which then stood on the hill whei-e tne 
cemeterv now is. at Powellss'ille. liMving the yoose. as Me 


thought, securely incarcerated at home. The hitter, liuwever, 
proved to be a jail-breaker, and when the old gentlenum paced 
gravely up the aisle with head down and hands carried be- 
hind him, in his usual manner, the goose as gravely waddled 
close behind him, much to the delight of the ungodly. As 
Peter turned in to take his seat he discovered his attendant, 
and saying in a disgusted tone "Ah! Damme ze goose," seized 
the offender by the long neck and marched him out of tlii- 
sanctuary and back home again. The congregation was on(^ 
worshiper shy that day. 

Whether Peter was an offshoot of the noble Chabot famiLy 
of France or not is unknown. Several trifling items of evi- 
dence would bear out the belief that he was; his education, 
the tradition that he was of good ftimily, the names of his 
children, etc. Peter, William and Louis were all favorite 
names in the noble family, Peter being that of the flrst of the 
name. Louis too, was not a name that would have been vei'v 
popular with Fr-ench Republicans so soon after the revolution, 
unless for family reasons. The strongest piece of evidence is 
that of A. W. Buskirk, an old resident of Portsmouth, now 
dead, who said that his family were well acquainted with that 
of Peter Chabot in France, and that it was one of the best in 
that country. Supposing his statement to be true, the ques- 
tion would be practically letermined. as there was no family 
of the name outside of this line of any prominence whatever. Un- 
fortunately no one thought of mrdving incpiiries on the subject 
until it was too late, and unless some future explorer has bet- 
ter success than the writer m tracing up the ancestors, this 
question will remain undetermined. 


Was born on his father's farm, b)t number 85 of the 
French (Jrant, where Powellsvillc now is. He was of a some- 
what roving disposition, and lived in many different places, 
and followed many different occupations, lie farmed, he made 
shoes and bricks, he did carpenter work, and other things loo 
numerous to mention. A specimen of his handiwoi'k stands in 
the brick house in tlie lower end of Wheelersburg, of which 
he molded, burned and laid the bi-iek. and did the carpentering 
and plastering. This house is now, UXK;, about (io years old. 
and is a monument to good and honest workmanship. 

William married Clarissa, daughter of Amariah atid 
Diadama (Pruitt) Randall. Sihe was born in New York state, 
probably near Albany, ami came to Ohio about 1818, descend- 


ino' the Alleoheny and Oliio rivers witih her parents and tlie 
rest of the family in a pirogue. She was at that time about 
14 years ohl. 

On one occasion she fell from tiie pirogue and was near- 
ly drowned, l)ut was rescued by her fatJier, with the skiff 
from the larger boat, though he was not skilled in its use. 
After she had sunk the tiiird time iie thrust the oar down in 
the water and touched her on the head, when she grasped the 
oar and was pulled out. She was sewing when she fell in, and 
still had her needle in her hatul and her thimble on her finger 
when rescued. 

William and Clarissa lived together till they had had a 
family of eleven children, when they concluded tlhat there wj's 
an insuperable incumpatibilily of disposition between them 
and were divorced. 

William married again, as shown elsewhere and had one 
son. He died in IHtif) at the house of his daughter in Wheel- 
ers burg. 


Was born on the farm in the French (jrant. The writei- 
has not l)een able to locate an_\ of his descendants, and knows 
l)ut little of his history. IT<'. went to New Orleans with a flat 
l)oat loaded with j)roduce, as was sometinu^s -lone in those 
days, and was never lieai'd (d' afterward. It was supposed 
that he was; mni-dered for the proceeds of bis merchandise. 


AVas also born at Powelisville. on tbe farm, wbcre he live 1 
and died in 1S;)7 at tbe age of Si. His fatbcr in Ls;5() convey- 
ed to bim what remained of the fai'iii with tbe proviso, among 
otbet's, tbat be sbould care foi' bis j)areiits as long as tbcx 
lived. Being then nearly 70. Peter did iu)t pi'obably expect 
to bui'dcu bis son vei"y long; iiut be li\i',l I'oi' seventeen years 
after that, and tbe mother exteiKb-d llie term l.t tbirty-one 
yeai's. during all of wliieh time the son raitbrnlly Tucd up tt» 
tbe terms of bis conti'act. 

"rncle lii" was I'oi' many yeai's a well known cliai'artei- 
ill tbe region rouu 1 about. He was a strung Kree Will |>;ip- 
tist, and a licensed but ni>t ordained preacber of tliat denom- 
ination. He was a good sample of tbe pi-eacber of tbe rui'al 
districts in whom the supposedly funny paragra|du'rs bu i 
sucli a mine of entertainment. Tliev do not sav so nnich of 


the homely integrity, the steadfast adherence to belief, and 
the earnest endeavor to live a life in correspondence there- 
with; in all of which they are not so much to blame, as those 
things are not in their line. 


Was born a short distance below Pow^ellsville. While liv- 
ing on her grandmother's place on "Big Pete" she atteniled 
school at the Clapboard school house. The last of her teachers 
was Arthur Titus, and in 1849, a short time after the term of 
school closed they were married, at the house on "Big Pete." 
After their marriage her husband attended Medical College in 
Columbus, Ohio, and then began the practice of medicine in 
Powellsville. He was the son of Samuel and Clarisa (Coryell) 
Titus, and was born near Scioto, then called Harrisonville, 0. 
His father and two uncles built a mill on the Little Scioto, 
callei Titus' and afterward Harrison Mills, and his parents 
moved to a farm bought near the mills. There were several 
children in the family, and all were brought up to a farmer's 
life; but Arthur was not satisfied with the prospect, and be- 
ing encouraged thereto by one of his maternal uncles, Daniel 
Coryell, who was a man of education, he scraped together 
what money he could and went off to school. He worked in a 
rolling mill, did surveying, and taught school to procure money 
for his medical course. He practice.] for a time after his first 
course, as was common in those days, and then tinished his 
course and took his degree at the Cincinnati .Medical College. 

Two children were ()orn to the couple while living in 
Powellsvil'.e. About 1802 Ihey moved to Cheshire, Gnllia Co., 
Ohio, to procui-e for their children th(> benefits of the academy 
at that i)lace. Later the f-ither entered the army as Captain 
and Assistant Surgeon of the 1st W. Va. Cav. ; afterwards l»e- 
ing promoted to Major and Surgeon, and transferred to the 
8rd W. Va. Cav. He served in Cnster's Division of Sheridan's 
command and saw much fighting, though he w;is not in the 
army a great while till the war came to a close. 

On his return from the army the family niove.l to Wlu'cl- 
ersburg in LSOf), remaining there till 1872, wlicn they moved 
to California, l)ut returned the sair.e year to Sturgeon, ^Mo., 
wlici-e Mrs. Titus' sister Mrs. ^lerry, Xo. 2-o, and her busba.p.'l 
were living, leaving their elder son in California. 

There they bought a farm, of which the younger son took 
the active management, while the father practiced his ju'ofes- 
sion. Here Mrs. Titus died in 1880 an.l her bodv was after- 


ward broiiiiht back to Wheelersbiirg and there interred. After 
her death Dr. Titus returned to Portsmouth, Ohio, where be 
afterwards married Mrs. Martha Matthews, and practiced h's 
profession till he too was called, and his body now rests oe- 
side that of his first wife in the beautiful cemetery at WheeU 
(M'shurii', A good man and a good woman; a good husband 
and a good wife; a good fatlier and a good mother. God give 
them peace. 


Was also l)orn in the neighborhood of Powellsville, and 
grew up to womanhood there. Like her sister she married her 
teacher, James P. Merry. They livcnl for a time in Powells^ 
ville, where to them was boi'n a sou, whom they lost while yet 
an infant. 

Just before the civil war they moved to ^Missouri, and be- 
ing in disputed territory suH'tred much from the vici.ssitudes 
of the troublous times. 

They aftei'wards roamed over considerable of the west- 
ern states and territories, and finally settled in Eureka Sprinus 
Arkansas, which place with its many sjn-ings they found much 
to their liking. 

There in 1895 the husband pissed to the great beyond. 
The wife still, 1906. remains on the farm they l)ought. and 
enjoys the balmy climate and the al!-healing waters. Long 
may slie continue so to do. 


AVas born also in the ncighboi'lioo 1 of Powellsville, where 
be remained till his sister moved to Missouri, when he acconi- 
[)anied her ;ind her husband. 

During the wai" his syinpnthies being, at least supposedly, 
with his neighboi's. he came to the conclusion that he would 
not be alloAved to renuiin in peace at home, and so he joined 
the south(M'n forces, served under Price, and died in the service, 
lie was killed in the battle of Corinth. Miss., at the very en, I 
of the war. 


The only child of Ids fa'hei" by the second marriage was 
lioi'ii in Scioto County. Ohio, where he lived an unevenU'ul 
life, so fai' as is known to tlo* writei-. lie married .Miss Laniia 


Kambo, also a native of Scioto County and they bron^lit up a 
goodly family of children. The father diei respected by ai', 
and the family moved to Portsmouth where they live in IDOo. 


Was born in Powellsville and bi-i.uuht up on the farm 
Shortly after his marriage he bouglit, with others, a steam 
saw mill, and was killed by the explosion of the boiler. 


Was also born on the old place at Powellsville, and 
brought up there. She attended school for a time at the a- 
cademy at Cheshire, and at the age of 21 married Rawsel C. 
Emory, who was just out of the army, having served in the 
civil war. 

They have since engaged in different occupations, fa^'in- 
ing ani hotel keeping among others, and now live at Chilli- 
eothe, Ohio, while the husband is engaged in the lumber busi- 


Saw the light also at the old farm at I^owellsville, where 
at the age of 20 she married Jacob Pox, a soldier of the civil 
war, a farmer of German descent. They live, 1906, in I^aw- 
renco County, Ohio, some five miles ai3ove Powellsville, where. 
they are well supplied with lands ancl accessories, and where 
they have had a family of ten children, the last one of them 
a boy, — and only the Inst on.'. 


Born on the old place, mn.rried in Poweil.sville ]Miss Eli/.;i 
A. Finney, an.l strayed as far away from his natal spot as 
Portsmouth, Ohio, where he v/as a grocer for many years, be- 
ing now retired in favor of his son. 


Was Ixifli ;iii(i hiMUgh; up on lllc old place ;it powellsville, 
but lacking llie jigriculturai disposil ion. he branched out in a 
new direction, and took a coui'se in medicine, graduating at 
the .Miami .Medical Colleue in Cincinnati: after Avhich be 
established himself in pi-ac1icc in ()t\\ay. in the lower part of 
his native count w where he .Ines a tbrivinL; business, not oub' 


in his profession, l)nt in vavious side issu<'s. 

lie married Miss Brestlangh, l)nt she dietl leaving no is- 
sue; and after some 3'ears he married .Mi"s. Tener, and lias 
hopes of perpetuating th;- r'amily name. May his tribe in- 

3-1 FRANK H. TITUS, M. S., M. D., 

Was born in PowellsviUe. where he livetl till about twelve 
years old, and was taken from there to ("hesliire and attended 
the academy there. 

In liSiiri. after the removal of his parents to Wheelersl)urg 
he was sent to Hillsdale College, Mich., from which institution, 
he graduated iu 1870 at the age of 19, taking the degree of 
Hacheloi- of Science. A few years after, the College granted 
him the Master's degree. He attended a course of medical lec- 
tures, at the ^ledical (le[)artment of the ^lichigan Universily 
and w(Mit with his parents in 1872 to California, where he 
remained after the return of the rest of the family to Mi>- 
souri. He taught school there for some years and then tinishe.l 
his 'medical course at what is now known as the Cooper ^ledi- 
cal College in San Francisco in 1876. 

He then went to '.>an Buenaventura in the southern part 
of the state, but in the spring of 1877 was offered the position 
of surgeon on the C S. Coast Survey Steamer "Mc Arthur." 
in which capacity he served for nearly three years. 

He then went to Guatemala, where he was appointed C 
S. Consul at Guatemala by the Minister to the Central Aiiier'- 
can States, Dr. C. A. Logai'.. He served as Consnl and also as 
Secretary to the Legation to Central America tik he had 
brought the Consulate into huidi shape— it was in a rather 
languishing condition when he was appointed — that the au- 
thoiilics thought it appropriate to raise the grade of the |»lac(\ 
It was accordi.igJN- made a Coiisifate ( ienei-ak — and given \-. 
some one else. 

He retni'iied to the rutted states, and in 18S!» was ap- 
pointed Superintendent of "t. Luke's Hospital in San Francis- 
co. Cal. In 181)2 he went fr(>m that place to tlu' superintend- 
ency of the City and County Hospital of San Francisco, tlic 
largest hospital west of the Mississippi! river. In 18115 a 
change of politics necessitated his retirement ffmii the hos- 
pital, and he engaged in private practice until the breaking out 
of the Spanish war when he wt^nt into the army in 1898. and 
served as Acting Assistant Surgeon. a!id .Major until T'l'i 
Avhen he retired from tlie '•-< rvice. 

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In 1890 he married Miss Louise ('. Kinu. In 1902 eanie 
the baby and by her eomini2: ro'o'letl liim of his wife; none 
lovelier ever was. 


Was born in Powellsvilie. went to Cheshire and returned 
to WlieehM'sbnri^- with his par;iits: attended College two yeais 
at Hillsdah': went to California and returned to -^turiieon. 
]\Iissouri with them. Just before goino- to California he mar- 
ried Miss Annie E. Farnuni, of New Hampshire. 

He managed the farm in Missouri, and returned to Piirts- 
mouth with his father. There he was for some years in the 
employ of a large hardwar:" company. Afterwards he super- 
intended a shoe factory organized by the members of t!\" 
family, and when in the rearrangement of bu.siness matters the 
factory was exchanged for stock in v/hat is novv' the Selby 
Shoe Co., he went into the office of the latter company, where 
he remained until becoming weary of the grind, he anJ his 
son, who was a foreman in the same factory. l)ought a farm 
near Dover, N. H., to which they moved in the latter part of 
1906. and where they hope to tind more independent, if not 
more lucrative employment. 

In 'September, 1902. his vrife was suddenlv taken away, 
since which time he and his only son have had their home in 


JNTarried Walter T. Moore, the originator and manager of 
one of the principal Savings Banks and Building Associations 
in Columbus, Ohio; where with the care of a l)eautiful home 
and three chiklren, l)esides attention to various clubs, associa- 
tions, etc.. she manages to pass the time ha])pily. 


^larried Edward E. ]\Ioore. a hrolhei- of Waltt-i' T.. her 
sister's husband, and empUyed in the same bank. They also 
live in the citv of Columbus. 



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