|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1812|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1896|
Son of Samual Patch Sr. and Mehetable "Hitty" Hersey. Samual Patch Sr. born in Franklin Co. Ohio. Died in Union County, Jerome Twp., Plain City Ohio. Married January 23, 1837 in Marysville, Union Co. Ohio. Father of Rebecca, Elizabeth (Libby), Elsey, Alemuel, Harman Jr., Alexander Matthew, Daniel Bigelow, John, Jane and James.
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Harmon Patch Sen. Began his earthy career January 28,1812 and terminated it at his home near Plain City, union county, Ohio, August 11 1896, aged 84 years, 7 months and 15 days.
In January 1837 he married Miss Martha Stithem, who survives him at the age of 78 years. To this union there were born ten children, nine of whom are living, as follows; Elizabeth Banson, LaRue, O.; Eslie Patch, Findlay; Alemael Patch, Sandusky City; Harmon Patch Jr., Marysville; Matthew Patch, Tennessee; Daniel D and John Patch, Missouri; Jane Stall, New Dover; James Patch, Plain City; Rebecca Patch died in infancy. Forty-seven grand-children and twenty-eight great grand-children also survive him.
His parents emigrated from Virginia 1811, and settled in Franklin county o., where deceased was born and grew to boyhood surrounded with all the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life. His education was limited having to travel nearly two miles through a dense forest void of roads, wading the streams winter as well as summer. Such were some of the great difficulties he had to surmount to obtain even a poor and imperfect education.
Mr. Patch was a very plain, old-fashioned man and somewhat eccentric. For forty five years his bed remained in the same corner of the room and fire kept continually in the old fashioned fireplace. He was strictly temperate in all his ways and in all his long and eventful life did not use tobacco in any form and not until he was 75 years of age did he use tea or coffee, and then by the advice of a physician. He was very economical having trained himself to that in young manhood. At the age of 20 he hired to Judge Perain, of Springfield, for $72 a year, at the close he had the entire amount. Such satisfaction was given that he was employed three months more at $12 per month. Every dollar of this money was invested in land, working extra hours to clothe himself. And thus he lived providing for his large family and the many that partook of his hospitality, and be it said to his credit the hungry was not turned from his door empty-handed.
He was a patriot in the dark days of the rebellion. He not only gave of his means to clear his township from draft but gave three sons and one son-in-law to put down that rebellion to preserve the union and uphold the flag. Politically he was before the was an Abolitionist, believing that slavery as it existed in the South was not only a great injustice to the negro, but also a disgrace to our nation and sin before God.
Mr. Patch was held in high esteem by his neighbors for his honesty, one of the most aged of them making the remark on the day of his funeral, that his word was as good as his note, and his note was as good as the money. From 1835 to 1855 he was a member of the M.E. church but for some reason it disbanded and he did not join elsewhere. He however stated to his friends that he would like to remain longer time with them but was ready and willing to abide the will of his heavenly Father, and thus padded away another one of the pioneers of our country, a kind husband, indulgent father, and a good man.
Funeral services were held at his late residence August 13th. Rev Wm. Haines officiating, after which he was laid to rest in the Mitchell cemetery
Marysville Tribune Aug 26, 1896
Sara Martha Stithem Patch (1819 - 1911)*
Harmon Patch (1845 - 1922)*
Daniel Bigelow Patch (1847 - 1928)*
James W. Patch (1856 - 1904)*
Created by: John Guy
Record added: Mar 18, 2006
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