John C. Price
JOHN C. PRICE, stock-dealer, Marysville, was born in Madison County, Ohio, in March, 1882. His parents, Henry and Eliza (Corey) Price, were natives of Maryland and Connecticut, respectively. His grandfather, John Price, was a native of Connecticut, and settled in Ross County at a very early day. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Subsequently, he removed to Madison County, Ohio, where he passed the remainder of his life. Henry was raised on a farm in Ross County, and was largely engaged in stock dealing, making long trips with cattle
over the mountains. He accumulated a large landed property, and was widely and favorably known. He raised a family of six children, four of whom are living, viz.: John. C., the subject of this sketch; Annette, wife of T. S. Snow, of Lima, Ohio; Robert and Russell. His death occurred in 1853. His wife survived until 1880.
Mr. Price came to this county and city in 1869, since which time he has been largely engaged in stock-dealing. He has served many years as Land Appraiser, and in the election of 1878, was selected as County Sheriff, which office he occupied the following year. He was re-elected in 1875, serving two terms with great satisfaction to his constituents.
At the breaking-out of the rebellion in 1861, he joined the ranks of the Union army in Company F, Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served about two years in the field. He re-enlisted in the Forty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served through to the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Carnifax Ferry, W. Va., in 1861; Shiloh, March 2 to April 6, 1862; Corinth, April 80, 1862; Knoxville, Tenn., September 1868; Resaca, Ga., May 13, 1864; Altoona Mountain, May 25, 1864, where he received a wound in the left arm, and from the field hospital was transferred to the hospital at Camp Dennison, where he was confined until the wound healed, and he was honorably discharged. Mr. Price is a member In good standing of the Masonic fraternity, IOOF Order, and is one of the active business men of the county. He was married in 1858 to Miss Rhuma Dawson, a native of Champaign County, Ohio. Their living children are Effie, wife of J. C. Gunthrie, Alice and Durell, the latter a graduate of Marysville High School.
Wounded: 5/27/64, Dallas, Ga.
Discharged because of wounds: 11/29/64, Camp Dennison
History of Union County, Ohio, 1883, Paris Township, Biographical Sketches