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Abner Said (1)
Parents Presley Said, Amelia Liggett. (1)
Born Feb. 18, 1843, Union Co., OH. (1)
WIFE Olive Carr (1). (1)
Parents Evans Carr, Phebe Randall. (1)
Born Jan. 18, 1842, Delaware Co., OH . (1)
Married March 17, 1867 . (1)
CHILDREN Phebe Amelia Said  (1)
Paul Randall Said  (1)
  Gladdys Said (1)
Hosia F. Said  (1)


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1880C Scioto Twp., Delaware Co., OH  (12)
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Abner Said  Self   M   Male   M   37   OH      KY   VA 
Olive Said  Wife   M   Female   W   38   OH   Keeping House   VA   VT 
Pheba M. Said  Dau   S   Female   W   12   OH   At School   OH   OH 
Paul R. Said  Son   S   Male   W   5   OH      OH   OH 
Gladdys Said  Dau   S   Female   W   3   OH      OH   OH 
Hosia F. Said  Son   S   Male   W   4M   OH      OH   OH 
Pheba R. Carr  MotherL   W   Female   W   76   VT   Boarding   MA   CT 
Postmaster, Ostrander, Delaware Co., OH, 1875-1885
Enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, Co. C 121st O.V.I. (1)
Union Co., OH. (1)
Ostrander, Delaware Co., OH. (1)
None found.

ABNER SAID, Postmaster, Ostrander ; was born in Union Co., Ohio, Feb. 18, 1843 ; his father, Presley Said, is a native of Bath Co., Ky., but came with his parents to Union Co., Ohio, when a boy of 9 years ; he is now a resident of Concord Township, Delaware, Co., Ohio, where he , has resided for many years. His wife's maiden name was Amelia Liggett; she was a native of Delaware Co., Ohio ; her father, James Liggett, was one of the pioneers of Delaware Co. Mrs. Said departed this life in 1856. Abner Said was brought up to farm labor, received the usual education, and, Aug. 13, 1862, enlisted in Co. C, 121st O. V. I.; he was in the following engagements: Perryville, Ky., Mission Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Tunnel Hill, Resaca, Rome, Kenesaw Mountain and a number of lesser engagements, through all of which he passed without a wound. On July 9, while attempting the passage of the Chattahoochie River, he received a severe and dangerous gun-shot wound in the right hip, which so disabled him that he was unfit for duty during the remainder of the war, although he remained in a hospital until its close, when he was discharged and sent home. After his return, he attempted farming, but the wound he had received bad impaired his health to such an extent that he was compelled to give it up. Soon after this, he was commissioned Postmaster of the village of Ostrander, a position he has since held. In connection with this, he is enraged in the dry-goods and grocery business. He was united in marriage with Olive Carr March 17, 1867 ; she was born in Delaware Co., Ohio, Jan. 18, 1842; three children from this union-Phebe Amelia, Paul Randall and a babe, not named. Mr. Said is a stanch Republican and a member of the M. E. Church. Besides his store, he owns a well-improved property in the village of Ostrander. (1)

Abner indicates MULATTO for race on the 1880 Scioto Twp. Census.  Yet, all records indicate both his parents are white.  And, his children are identified as white for race.   Interestingly enough, 60 years earlier on the 1820 Census for Scioto Twp., the household of Jesse Said contains 2 colored females.  This household is 1 of only 2 households in Scioto Twp. with colored folk.  Additional research is needed to determine the relationship between Jesse (from 60 years earlier) and Abner, as well as determining the mystery of is race in the 1880 Census.  A review of the original records may determine that he didn't indicate mulatto at all, for that matter.