|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1810|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1877|
He was married to Amelia (Wood) on February 11, 1830 in Culpepper County, Virginia. Soon after his marriage George W. Compton started with his young wife for Ohio, and settled in Coshocton County. This was about the year 1818. He chose as his location the point of land running down between the Tuscarawas and Walhonding rivers, which there unite to form the Muskingum.
George W. Compton was a man of great industry and of superior business management. In his youth he had enjoyed but scanty educational advantages, but possessed good natural abilities, and was known as a shrewd and successful trader. He had no ambition for public life, and was better suited for the plain career of a quiet farmer. He was moral and temperate in his habits, and was respected by everybody who knew him for his many good qualities as a neighbor and a citizen. He was a member of the United Brethren Church. In his politics he was a Republican, and had been a member of that party from its first organization. He accumulated considerable property.
Article below contributed by Willis Oller:
George Washington Compton Newspaper Obituary published Feb 01, 1877, Ohio Historical Society Roll 8831
Died Mr. George Compton, for more than twenty-five years a resident of Coshocton County, died at his home in Christian county, Illinois, Jan 19, 1877, after a brief illness. He was born in Virginia in the year 1810, came to Ohio in 1830 and settled near Roscoe, where for many he lived, enduring the hardships common to life in a new country. He moved to Illinois in 1855, where by industry and economy he accumulated a fine estate. He lived a faithful Christian Life and died a triumphant death. To his children who were gathered around him his last words were, "Do all you can for the church and meet me in Heaven." Five brothers and one sister, the youngest of whom is sixty years of age, all residents of Coshocton County, mourn his loss.
Amelia Wood Compton (1808 - 1870)*
Melinda Compton Randles (1830 - 1870)*
Martha Ann Compton Randles (1842 - 1882)*
Alfred K Compton (1847 - 1893)*
Created by: Linda Randles
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
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