27 January 2012

The History of Prospect United Methodist Church

 The first Methodist meeting house in Madison Township was held in Struthers Schoolhouse. In 1820, Rev. Jesse Roe, the Wheelan's and 13 other families organized what would be known as the Wheelan Church. In 1823, they built a 24 x 36 foot hewed log building on the “King Reunion Grounds” at the west end of Prospect Church Road. It was from the Wheelan Church that Prospect, Fairview, and Bethesda Churches were born. Rev. Roe died in 1828 and was buried in the cemetery next to Wheelan Church. Later, his relatives had his remains moved to a cemetery in Indianapolis.

09 January 2012

Samuel Tyhurst

SAMUEL TYHURST, of the firm of Wiandt & Tyhurst, millers, Newcomerstown, is a native of Huntingdon County, Penn., where he was born June 27, 1842. He is a son of Robert and Siena (West) Tyhurst. He emigrated to Licking County, Ohio, at the age of seven years, and remained there for twenty years; thence went to Muskingum County. He was there married, September 1. 1869 to Clara Wackford, born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, April 3, 1842. and a daughter of William and Emily Wackford. To this union have been born two children—Essie, born November 13, 1870, and Daisy, born December 4,1872, both in Muskingum County, Ohio. Mr. Tyhurst has been a resident of Neweomerstown for about three years, and has been in the milling business since he was ten years old. He was educated in the high school at Newark, Licking County. He was a member of the Ninety-fifth Regiment, Company E, and served for upward of three years. He has acted as Mayor of Dresden, Ohio, and is a member of the Council, also of the School Board.

Source: "The history of Tuscarawas County, Ohio" written by John Brainard Mansfield, published by Warner, Beers & Company, 1884, p.882