Warren County Iowa Genealogical Society





    Spouse: Sarah Robbins (m. April 21, 1855)
    Children: Hattie (CHESHIRE) SMITH, Myron W., Ida E., Charley C. (died April 1878), and Frank H.

    "CHESHIRE, John; was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, October 3, 1825, and when ten years of age removed with his parents to Fayette county, Ohio, where he remained three years, when he removed to Athens county, Ohio; remained there until 1855, when he removed directly to Indianola, coming all the way in a two-horse wagon; he engaged in the mercantile business, at first, for a few years, alone, and afterward, for ten years in partnership with his brother, Wesley; in 1871 he retired from that businsess, and upon the organization of the Warren County Bank, became its president, which position he still holds; Mr. Cheshire is an excellent business man, safe, conservative and watchful, and one who possesses, in an eminent degree, the confidence of the pubic; he was married April 21, 1855, to Miss Sarah Robbins, of Athens county, Ohio; their children are Hattie, now Mrs. B.A. SMITH, Myron W., Ida E., Charley C., who died in April 1878, and Frank H." (Source - History of Warren County, 1879)