Moses Sarchet

Stories of
Guernsey county by Wm. Wolfe Page 627

Moses Sarchet

     Born on the Isle of Guernsey in 1803, Moses Sarchet came to Cambridge with his parents, Thomas and Ann Sarchet, in 1806.  Here he remained until his death in 1890.  He was the last of the original Guernseyites to die.

     No other person has been connected with local civic affairs as long as Moses Sarchet was, nor has any other engaged in more different activities.  He became assistant clerk of courts of Guernsey county at the age of sixteen, served as such for eight years, and as clerk of courts for fourteen years. He was township clerk township trustee, overseer of the poor, town clerk, mayor of Cambridge for two terms, justice of the peace for twelve years, and a county school examiner.  He was resident engineer of the National Road, and a contractor in the construction of the Central Ohio Railroad, in which company he was the largest local stockholder.  During the Civil War he was a member of the Guernsey county military and draft commission.  He built a home that is said to have caused his defeat when a candidate for membership in the state legislature.

 

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