WESLEY CANAAN -- is a son of John and Ruth (Cumpston) Canaan, settlers of this county
in 1810. They are both deceased. Wesley was born in this county, June 11, 1814, and
married in Hardin county, Ohio, February 14, 1838, to Allean Cumpston, who was born in the
State of Pennsylvania, in the year 1816. Her parents are James K. Cumpston and Hester
(Swoap) Cumpston, who settled in this county in 1815, and who are both deceased. Mr.
Canaan's children are: George W., born December 13, 1838, resides in Clay county, Indiana;
John H., July 7, 1844, resides in this county; Mary A., July 7, 1848, died February 27,
1873; James R., April 24, 1851, died February 26, 1877. Mrs. Canaan died May 3, 1872. Mr.
Canaan's two sons served in the war of 1861. John H. enlisted May 2, 1864, in the 135th
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served 100 days, after which he enlisted in the 179th Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, and served one year, being discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, June
17, 1865. George W. served in the 100 day service, in the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry,
and then enlisted in the 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served three years and three
months. He took part in several engagements, and was slightly wounded at the battle of
Gettysburg. He was discharged at the close of the war. John H. Canaan, a son of Wesley,
was married January 1, 1874, to Mary, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Dysert) Caldwell.
She was born in Greenup county, Kentucky, April 5, 1857. They have two children: John
Wesley, born November 30, 1874, and Sarah J., June 12, 1878. Mr. Canaan resides in
Hamilton township, and is a farmer. His address is Hanging Rock, Lawrence county, Ohio.
"Atlas of Lawrence County," Ohio; Hardesty - 1882; Lake - 1887 Atlas Published by H. H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo, 1882.
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