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Guernsey Co, Woman 80, Operates Her Own Farm

Submitted by: Vallerie

A very interesting person of Guernsey Co........
My great aunt Rushie Delaney STEWART.
An article was printed in the The Daily Jeffersonian. I have a copy of the article but not the date printed. Mrs. Rusha Stewart. given name: Jerusha Jane Delaney daug of John William Delaney and Mary Elizabeth Workman born in Belmont co. Ohio in the year of 1879. She married John (Jack) Stewart who drowned in the Salt Fork River....trying to bring medicine back for a sick colt. The colt came from stock in France.

The article reads Guernsey Co, Woman, 80, Operates Her Own Farm....that would put the the article printed cir. 1959. Her farm is now owned by the state of Ohio. SALT FORK. I climbed those hills as a child and still do. My Grandfather said the highest point on the farm was always known a "Gobblers Knob"...but has been changed since the farm left the ownership of my g-aunt Rushie. The story goes the turkey were abundant on this 80-acre farm and the gobbling could be heard for many miles around. My Granddad always wished the rightful name would be restored. "Gobblers Knob".

Aunt Rushie also had one of the first autos in "her neck of the woods" a Jewitt. but soon sold it to a man that drove it to Texas...he sent her a picture of himself standing by the car from Texas.

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