Phebe Ann <I>Woodmansee</I> Conway Driskill

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Phebe Ann Woodmansee Conway Driskill

The following biographical sketch appears in History of Ross and Highland Counties, Ohio (Cleveland: Williams Bros., Publishers, 1880), on an unnumbered page following p 414:

PHEBE A. DRISKILL,

nee Woodmansee, was born April 8, 1802, in Monmouth county, New Jersey, and came to Fairfield township in July, 1918, with her father, Samuel Woodmansee, who settled where James Moore now lives. She was married March 1, 1821, to Dr. Charles W. Conway, the first physician of New Lexington, who came to the township about the same time as the Woodmansees from Jefferson county, Tennessee, intending to make only a temporary stay for the purpose of disposing of the whole or a portion of a large tract of land which his father had received for military services. Dr. Conway was four years the senior of his young bride, born September 17, 1798. Four children were the offspring of this union, viz: Sarah Porter, born May 13, 1822, who married Isaac Cox, and is now a resident of Penn township; Joseph Porter, born July 24, 1823, and now in Tennessee; James W., born November 14, 1825, and now a denizen of Penn township, and George W., born June 11, 1827, and now in Illinois. Doctor Conway died December 17, 1828, and in July, 1829, Mrs. Conway married John Driskill, jr., who had emigrated with his father, at an early day, from Maryland, and settled where George Lieurance now lives. He was born in 1801, and died in 1850, February 26th. Mr. Driskill was a farmer and brickmason by occupation, and many dwellings in the country lying around his late home, attest his thoroughness and skill in the latter avocation. He was a most worthy man, and held in high esteem by all with whom he came in contact. Religiously, his affiliation was with the Methodist Episcopal church. The portrait of his widow appears elsewhere in this volume in connection with a sketch of the old homestead. The children by this marriage were four in number, as follows: Charles Conway, born April 22, 1830, now in Clinton county; John Wesley, born May 5, 1832, also in Clinton county; Thomas Jefferson, born December 28, 1835, now in Iowa, and Ivins Davis, born November 27, 1841, now in Illinois.

Mrs. Driskill is still living, and occupies the old home in the western end of Fairfield township. She is in her seventy-eighth year, and enjoys as good health and as full possession of mental faculties as can be expected by one of her age. Her health and strength are such as to auger well for the attainment of a much greater age, and her situation in life such as to encourage the anticipation that the years that are still before her may be passed pleasantly and peacefully. And such is the heartfelt hope of a host of friends.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 49777429
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phebe Ann Woodmansee Conway Driskill (8 Apr 1802–27 Jul 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49777429, citing Highland Cemetery, Highland, Highland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by America (contributor 46915944) .