History of Madison County, Ohio, Oak Run Township, p. 841-841
Elias N. Delashmut: Two brothers. Elias and Van De Lashmut, natives of Maryland. came to Madison County. it is believed, as early as 1810, and purchased land on Deer Creek, on the boundary line between Fairfield and Oak Run Townships. At about the same time came John De Lashmut. a cousin of the above: also two brothers. Otho and Nelson De Lashmut also cousins of the former: tine latter was a brick-maker by trade. Elias was the principal active man among them; was Sheriff of Franklin County in 1807-09. and it appears owned the greater part of the land they purchased, and after a few years entered upon the mercantile trade, and was one of the early merchants of London, where he carried on business for many years. John DeLashmut subsequently moved West. and settled somewhere on Red River.
HISTORY OF FRANKLIN AND PICKAWAY COUNTIES, OHIO (Williams Brothers, 1880), p. 514
Robert Brotherton was the third commander of this popular troop [The Franklin Dragoons], and like his predecessors, promoted to the rank of colonel. He was a nitive of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, came to Franklinton in early youth and resided in the county ever after. He married a daughter of Captain Hooken, a family of high respectability. Of a mild and sociable disposition, he became very popular without any apparent effort on his part. He filled the difficult and unpleasant office of sheriff for two terms* (or eight years) with peculiar ease and kindness, and was never charged with injustice or oppression. He died in November, 1837, aged about forty-five years.