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Aaron D. Degood tombstone


Aaron D. Degood

July 11, 1820

April 1, 1912


Bio provided by Sandy DeGood Kelley:

Birth: 11 Jul 1820, nr. Winnett's Chapel, Washington Co., PA.
Death: 01 Apr 1912 nr. Clarksville, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Aaron Dalby DeGood, son of Joseph DeGood and Mary Dalby, was born on 11 Jul 1820 near Winnett's Chapel, Washington County, Pennsylvania near (what is now in 1910) Marianna.

His early life was spent in Greene County. At eighteen years of age he learned the blacksmith trade with Daniel McCollough, in a shop in Clarksville, now owned by James Allman and which is still standing in 1910. [Clarksville's Nonagenarian - Aaron DeGood, Washington Observer, Washington, Pennsylvania, 25 Feb 1910]

At age 23, Aaron Dalby DeGood married Elizabeth Ann Kennedy, daughter of Alexander Kennedy and Rachel Smith, on Thu. 12 Oct 1843 at Fredericktown, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Born to this union were five children: Joseph Leander, Benjamin Franklin, Loman Adolphus, Moriah Lenora and Martha Ella.

Aaron DeGood was honored in an article that appeared in the Washington Observer celebrating his 90 years of life. After their marriage, Aaron and Elizabeth moved to (near) Fredericktown, Washington County, Pennsylvania where he purchased a farm, upon which he worked in the day time and the blacksmith shop at night. The clang of the hammer and anvil could be heard until midnight and again at four o'clock the next morning. In 1866 he purchased a farm (near) Clarksville in Greene County and moved his family there. This farm was purchased from Dr. Patton. The first gas well ever drilled in this section of the country was upon Mr. DeGood's farm on July 11, 1895. The well is still holding its own in the production of gas. [Clarksville's Nonagenarian - Aaron DeGood, Washington Observer, Washington, Pennsylvania, 25 Feb 1910]

Aaron Dalby DeGood died on Mon. 01 Apr 1912 in Clarksville, Greene County, Pennsylvania at age 91 years, 8 months and 21 days. His obituary appeared on 02 Apr 1912 in the Washington Observer of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania. He was buried on Wed. 03 Apr 1912 in Beallsville Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.



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