The members of the Borror family, consisting of Mrs. Magdalene Borror and seven children, emigrated from Virginia, in 1809, and settled in the south part of Jackson township, Franklin County, on a track of two hundred and fifty acres of land, given Mrs. Borror by her father Christopher Strader, who had been a soldier in the Revolutionary war, from Virginia. Her husband, Jacob Borror, also served as a soldier in the war for independence, and in the faithful discharge of his duties to his country, suffered untold hardships, which undermined a naturally strong constitution, and planted the seeds of disease which caused his death in 1804. The members of the family were: the mother, Mrs. Magdalene Borror, and her children--Martin, Christine, Jacob, Solomon, Isaac, Myomi, and Absalom. The settlement and marriage of each will be found in the history of Jackson township.
Absalom Borror was the youngest of seven children, and was born in Hardy county, Virginia, December 21, 1804. Some years after their settlement in Ohio, he married Elizabeth Seeds, by whom he had six children: Hiram, Louis, John S., Harriet, Ephraim, and Elizabeth. Mrs. Borror died in about 1833, and, in February, 1834, he married Margaret Badger, who was born December 27, 1814. They have had four children: William Martin, Catharine, Martha Jane, and Christine. Hiram, the eldest child of Absalom Borror, married Harriet Brunk, and lives on the farm adjoining, on the southeast; Louis married Elizabeth Watts, and died at Borror's corners, where his widow now lives. John married Angeline Seeds, and lives at Borror's corners, where he has a farm; he also owns a store building on his land; Harriet died, when a young woman; Ephraim married Susan Beckett, and died on his farm, north of the "corners," where his widow now lives; Elizabeth married A. E. Brown, and lives west of Commercial Point, in Pickaway county; William Martin died in infancy; Catharine married Jonathan Swagler, and died at his home, north of the "corners;" Martha Jane married Hiram V. Malott, and lives in Grove City; Christine married John Haines, and lives on the home farm.
In this connection appears views of the residences of Absalom Borror, John Haines, John S. Borror, Ephraim Borror, Louis Borror, Hiram Borror, and H. V. Malott, the latter of Grove City.