Sunday, November 16, 2008

Julius House, Early Settler in Perkins, Ohio

Julius House was born in 1786 in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He had a twin sister named Julia. Julius and Julia and their families came west to Ohio with a group of people from Glastonbury, Connecticut, led by John Beatty. Julius House taught Sunday School for over fifty years at the Methodist Church in Perkins Township.

His home was known as a place for the Methodist Circuit Riding preachers to stay. Not surprisingly, two of his daughters married Methodist ministers.

Julius House married Percy Taylor. After she died, he married Mehitable Hollister. Julius and both his wives are honored with a monument at Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio.

See the June 1865 of the "Firelands Pioneer," to read more about the trip by oxen train from Connecticut to Perkins Township in 1815.

1 comment:

wendy said...

Julius House is my 1st cousin 5 times removed! Thanks for posting this!