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Source:
Historical Atlas
Paulding County, Ohio

ILLUSTRATED
Containing Maps of Paulding County, Townships, Towns and Villages,
Compiled by O. Morrow and F. W. Bashore
ALSO
Maps of the United States and State of Ohio.
Together with a Statement of the Settlement, Growth and Prosperity of the County,
Including a Personal and Family History of Many of its Prominent Citizens.
Illustrated
Madison, Wis.:
The Western Publishing Co.
1892

  Washington Twp. -
SAMUEL CAMPBELL is a representative of a worthy family of Washington township, Paulding county, where he was born May 18, 1848, the son of John and Lydia (Harrell) Campbell, of Scotch and German extraction.  He was educated in the common schools and reared to the life of the farmer, which occupation he has ever since followed.  The farm which Mr. Campbell now owns is the one upon which he first saw the light and was reared to manhood.  On Feb. 29, 1864, he enlisted in company G, Fifty-fourth regiment of Ohio volunteer infantry, for three years' service, and was a participant in the battles of Atlanta and Jonesborough.  In the former engagement he was wounded in the right breast and was sent to the Marietta hospital for thirty days.  At "Nigger Jack" Creek he was taken prisoner, and confined in Andersonville prison for six months.  Mr. Campbell received his honorable discharge June 8, 1865, at Camp Chase Ohio.  On the first day of November, 1868, he was joined in marriage with Miss Elizabeth J., the daughter of Michael and Amanda (Killgore) Hoppingarner, and the children born to them are Byron( deceased), Amanda, John M., Georgia, Earl, Jessie (deceased), Ivan (deceased), and Irvin (deceased.)  Mr. Campbell acted as assessor for two terms, and is a republican.  He is one of the oldest settlers in Washington township, and a man of much prominence in the community.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 80
  Latty Twp. -
WM. CAMPBELL is one of the leading citizens of Latty township, also an agriculturist and justice of the peace.  He was born Nov. 15, 1829, in Miami county, Ohio, the son of John L. and Elizabeth (McCullough) Campbell, whose deaths occurred in Auglaize county, where they have long been honored residents.  Our subject received his scholastic training in the common schools and was reared upon the homestead farm in Auglaize county, where his parents had settled in 1831.  After reaching his majority, he followed various occupations, until in 1857 he engaged in farming in Auglaize county.  In 1865 Mr. Campbell joined the One Hundred and Ninety-third regiments of Ohio volunteer infantry, and served faithfully until the close of the war.  He settled in Latty township in 1869, purchasing, in 1872, his present place of eighty acres.  He has cleared and improved his land, and it ranks as one of the best farms in the township.  While a resident of Auglaize county, he filled the office of justice of the peace, which position he resigned when he entered the service of his country.  In 1879 he was elected justice of the peace in Latty township and this office he has continued to fill efficiently ever since.  He was chosen clerk of the township and also filled the office of trustee.  Mr. Campbell is an active democrat and takes much interest in the welfare of his party.  He is liberal in his religious views, while his wife is a worthy member of the United Brethren church.  June 14, 1857, Mr. Campbell was happily wedded to Miss Sarah, the daughter of Samuel H. McCullough, of Auglaize county, and their married children are Clarissa, the wife of William Akerman of Indiana, and Joseph, of Auglaize county, Ohio.  Fraternally, Mr. Campbell is a member of the Masonic order and the Patrons of Husbandry.  He is a  man of much prominence in the community.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 65


David C. Carey
& Sarah L. Carey
DAVID C. CAREY & SARAH L. CAREY

Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 46

  Carryall Twp. -
THOMAS CARR, of the firm of Carr & Smith, proprietors of the Antwerp flouring mills, is a native of Yorkshire, England, and was born Sept. 30, 1845.  He is the eldest of three children born to William A. and Elizabeth (Holliday) Carr, the former of whom was a farmer.  He was on the eve of emigrating to America when his wife died, leaving one son and two daughters.  Later he came to this country and located in Yates county, N. Y., bringing with him his sister who kept house for him.  Early in 1862 he enlisted in Company G, New York volunteer infantry, for three years, and did active service while in the army of the Potomac.  He was wounded once and proved himself, a faithful and gallant soldier.  After the war, Mr. Carr, Sr., came west and located in Allen county, Ind., where he resided for a short time, subsequently removing to Minnesota, where he settled no government land.  A few years later he removed to Antwerp, where he lived with his son Thomas, and where he died at the age of sixty-eight years.  He was an ardent republican.  Thomas Carr was reared to the life of a farmer in Yates county, N. Y., being but four years of age at the time his father came to America.  He received his educational training in the common schools.  At the age of seventeen years he started out in life as a teamster and for six years was in the employment of Solomon D. Weaver.  During this time he was sent west with a four-horse team, and for several years handled ship timber.  Mr. Carr had but little when he began his business life, but he has been successful in his ventures and has become well-to-do.  Upon leaving the employ of Mr. Weaver he purchased seventy-four acres of land in Allen county, Ind., from which he cut the timber and made improvements.  He then rented a farm at Oxbow, where for four years he tilled the soil.  In 1874 he located upon land in Maumee township, where he owned 200 acres, residing there for thirteen years.  He sold his Indiana property, and, in 1888, purchased in company with J. H. Chester, the Antwerp flouring mills, which he operated in connection with farming.  Mr. Carr owns good village property, and his success in life is due to his energy and economy.  He is a self-made man, liberal minded and benevolent.  Politically he is a republican and served as trustee of Crane township, for eight successive years.  Mr. Carr is a member of the I. O. O. F.  In April, 1868, he was married to Miss Sarah Nelson, a native of Allen county, Ind.  She died early in 1870, leaving a daughter named Alice, now the wife of L. Durfey, of Crane township.  Mr. Carr married again Mar. 26, 1871, Miss Ruth Foster, of Paulding county, and the daughter of Edward Foster.  Their children are: Frank, Mina, Olive, Edward and Alfred (twins), Lulu, Joseph and Ralph.  Mrs. Carr, who was born in Harrison county, Ohio, in 1853, is a valued member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 52
  Benton Twp. -
J. W. CARTWRIGHT, M.D., was born in Allen county, Ind., July 9, 1856, the son of Samuel and Lovinia B. (Pierce) Cartwright.  He was reared upon the homestead farm and his preliminary education was obtained in the common schools.  He entered the Fort Wayne university and graduated from the Fort Wayne high school in 1878.  He completed his scholastic training at Purdue university of Lafayette, Ind., and commenced the study of medicine with Dr. C. B. Stemen, of Fort Wayne.  He graduated from the medical college of this city in 1882, and also from the medical department of the Long Island college hospital, at Brooklyn, N. Y. at this time he located at Argus, Marshall county, and commenced the active practice of medicine.  In December, 1882, he settled in Payne, Ohio, and  this place has been the theater of his work ever since.  A close student, thoroughly devoted to his calling, and endowed by nature with a keen perception and strong reasoning powers, he has been the trusted physician and counselor in many difficult cases.  Dr. Cartwright was united in marriage to Miss Florence N. McLauchlin, the daughter of Mrs. John H. Bonnell, of Arcola, Indiana, on the 19th of July, 1882, and their children are Dale Pierce, born May 29, 1883; Emor Lopp, born Sept. 13, 1887, and Glenn Edon, born Aug. 9, 1891.  Mrs. Cartwright was born in Canada, Feb. 17, 1860.  She received a musical education and graduated at the Fort Wayne college, now Taylor university, in 1882.  Her father was John L. McLauchlin, of Canada, who died in 1864.  The doctor is a member of Payne lodge, No. 725, I. O. O. F., Payne lodge, No. 377, K. of P., and of Perseverance lodge, I. O. G. T., No. 502.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which organization he holds the offices of trustee and steward.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39
  Auglaize Twp. -
DAVID L. CHILDS first saw the light of day on the 2nd of March, 1849, in Fairfield County, Ohio.  He is the son of Samuel and Martha J. (Westenbarger) Childs, the farmer a native of Virginia of English extraction, and the latter of Ohio.  David, the fourth child born to these parents, began life for himself at the age of twenty-one years.  His education was such as enabled him to teach, and for eight consecutive years he taught the schools in Fairfield county.  He removed from his native county to Auglaize township, and settled upon the farm of forty acres which he has well improved, and upon which he still resides.  He married Miss Mila Avey, the daughter of Oliver and Sarah (Fisher) Avey, of German origin, on the 22nd of March, 1876, and the union resulted in the birth of three children, named Sadie J., Eva M. and Ella M.  Politically Mr. Childs is a republican, having held the minor township offices.  He has been a member of the I. O. O. F. for twenty-one years, always active and interested in its welfare.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 37
  Jackson Twp. -
JOHN J. CLARK, a prosperous farmer of Paulding county, was born in county Antrim, Ireland, Oct. 25, 1847, the son of James and Catherine (McRoberts) Clark.  The father came to America in 1849 and settled in Perry county, Ohio, moving later to the county of Hardin, where he now resides, engaged in farming.  John Clark came to this country with his grandfather in 1857, and the death of the latter occurred in Perry county in 1861.  His wife, whom he had married in the old country, was Margaret McCaully.  Our subject was reared in Perry county, Ohio, in the common schools he received his education.  He lived upon the homestead farm until he was seventeen years of age and then taught school during the winter months.  In 1869 he engaged in contracting for building turnpikes, at the same time continuing his teaching, at which latter he was employed for twenty-one years in the counties of Madison, Hardin and Paulding.  Miss Christina, the daughter of Daniel, John, Edward and AlfredMr. Clark has a large farm of 127 acres, of which eighty acres are well improved and under cultivation.  He is a democrat in politics, and as such held the following positions:  County examiner of Hardin for three years; the same position in Paulding county for three years; township trustee for two years; was appointed sheriff by the county commissioner in 1891 to fill an unexpired term of E. C. Swayne, who resigned.  Mr. Clark and family are members of the Catholic church, of Cecil, and are highly esteemed wherever known.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 63
  Blue Creek Twp. -
THOMAS COIL was born in Mercer county, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1830, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Foster) Coil, of English origin.  Being reared to manhood in his native county, he began at the age of nineteen years to do business for himself, and located in Paulding county in 1871, when he settled upon a farm and engaged in cultivating it.  In 1850 Mr. Coil married Miss Emma J., the daughter of James Heath, and this union resulted in the birth of three children, named James, Andrew and an infant (deceased).  Mrs. Coil departed this life in 1855, and in 1857 Mr. Coil took as his second wife Miss Allie a daughter of James Wright.  Mrs. Coil became the mother of two bright children, whose christian names are George W. and Emma J., the wife of L. Younger.  In 1870 the death of Mrs. Coil occured, and in October, 1872, Mrs. Mary Thorpe, the daughter of Alexandria Younger, became the wife of our subject.  The family are earnest members of the Brethren church.  Both as a farmer and as a citizen Mr. Coil is acknowledged as a leader, and his friends and well wishers are many.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 42
  Auglaize Twp. -
DWIGHT D. COLUMBIA - One of the enterprising young men of the county is Dwight D. Columbia, who, in connection with his farming, handles fine horses.  He was born in Auglaize township, Paulding county, on the 9th of July, 1866, the son of T. H. B. and Corrilla (Marcellus) Columbia.  At eighteen yeas of age our subject was left fatherless, and he then worked on the farm for his mother until he reached his majority.  At this time he began the process of clearing and improving his own land, and has at present, eighty acres of fine ground.  He was married on the 5th of October, 1886, to Miss Viola J. Wichner, whose parents, George and Jennie (Jumper) Wichner, were of German lineage.  Mr. and Mrs. Columbia have three children: Susa E., Cora M. and Grace O.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 37
  Carryall Twp. -
W. W. CORBETT, a prosperous farmer of Paulding, was born in Portage county, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1842, the son of Charles and Laura (Dix) Corbett.  The parents were natives of Massachusetts who settled in Portage county about the year 1820.  They subsequently removed to Williams county in 1849 and there engaged in farming.  In that county, W. W. Corbett received his early training and education.  He left the old homestead in 1862, when he enlisted in the Twenty-third Indiana light artillery and was elected first corporal.  He served throughout the war and was mustered out on the 3rd of July, 1865.  He participated in the siege of Vicksburg, was at Atlanta and with Gen. Sherman on his march to the sea.  In his youth he had learned the trade of the carpenter and at the close of the war he located in Allen county and worked at his profession for fifteen years.  In 1887 he settled upon his present farm, which consists of eighty acres, and has placed many improvements upon it.  He married Miss Sindonia Walker in 1865, and they have three children named Carrie, Nellie and Bertie.  Mrs. Corbett was the daughter of Samuel Walker, of Allen county, Ind.  Mr. Corbett was the daughter of Samuel Walker, of Allen county, Ind.  Mr. Corbett, who is politically a republican, has filled the office of township trustee.  He is a member of the I. Donifin Post, No. 52, G. A. R., of Hicksville, and also of the Hicksville lodge, No. 374, F. & A. M.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 52
  Emerald Twp. -
SAMUEL CRAVEN, a prominent farmer and stock-grower of Emerald township, is the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Wolf) Craven, and was born on the 1st of March, 1837.  His parents were natives respectively of England and Germany.  Samuel Craven commenced life for himself at the age of nineteen years.  At the age of twenty-seven, in answer to his country's call, he enlisted in company G, Fourteenth Ohio volunteer infantry, and participated in the battles of Nashville, Clingstown and Carrick's Ford.  He was then honorably discharged but re-enlisted in the fall of 1864, leaving the army July 28, 1865.  Returning from the war with but a slight wound in his right limb, he located upon the farm he now owns, which is composed of 200 acres of fine land.  In connection with his farm work, Mr. Craven is a lover of fine horses and has many of them in his possession.  His politics are of the republican order, and he is deeply interested in his party's welfare.  Apr. 26, 1863, Miss Annie, the daughter of John and Maria (Myres) Myres, natives of Canton Berne, Switzerland, become his wife, and they are members of the Lutheran church.  Mr. Craven has held the offices of the county infirmary director and assessor, the former for five years and the latter for nine terms.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58
  Benton Twp. -
W. T. CRESS - Among the leading farmers of Benton township is W. T. Cress, who was born in Miami county, Ohio, Nov. 29, 1833.  He is the son of George M. and Sylvilla (Baetz) Cress, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Ohio.  George M. Cress was born in Floyd county in 1806; came to Benton township in 1852, and settled upon the farm where our subject now resides.  He and his wife are venerable residents of the county, and live with their son on the old homestead.  Their family consisted of Cynthiana (deceased), William T., John (deceased), Jackson  (deceased), and James M. (deceased).  The marriage of these parents occurred Mar. 19, 1829.  W. T. Cress, our immediate subject, was raised in his native county, acquiring his schooling there.  He learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed until 1861, when he enlisted in company D, Thirtieth Indiana volunteer infantry, serving six months.  He was discharged for injuries received on the march from Virginia to Green River, Ky.  Returning home, he settled upon the homestead farm and engaged in tilling the soil.  He was married, on the 11th of September, 1856, to Mary, the daughter of Jacob Lehman, of Benton township.  They have four children, named Emmett, Chester B., U. S., and George M.  Mr. Cress, who is a republican, is a member of the John M. Stabler post No. 179, G. A. R.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 39
  Blue Creek Twp. -
JOHN CRISSMAN, one of the enterprising young men of Blue Creek township, was born in Shelby county, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1857, the son of Jacob and Louisa (Gigher) Crissman of German ancestry.  Mr. Crissman grew to manhood on the farm in his native county and here received a common education.  He early chose farming as his life work, and in 1885 located in Paulding county, where he has since been engaged in tilling the soil.  His marriage took place on the 16th of October, 1877, at which time Miss Melissa D. Latimore, the daughter of David and Elizabeth (Arbogast) Latimore became his wife.  Their children are, Cornelius E., Clarence C. and Earnest R.  The family are earnest members of the United Brethren church and rank well in the social scale of the township.  Mr. Crissman votes the republican ticket and is an ardent supporter of his party.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 42
  Emerald Twp. -
GEORGE W. CROMLEY was born in Defiance county, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1858, the son of Jonas and Mary (Beard) Cromley, of German extraction.  He remained with his parents until his twenty-fifth year, when his marriage with Miss Helen F. the daughter of Townsend and Caroline Newton, of Defiance county, occurred.  The parents of Mrs. Cromley were at a former time residents of New York.  Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Cromley removed to Paulding county, where he began farming, which occupation is still his employment.  He is the father of three bright children named Mamie, Grace H. and Clara E.  In politics Mr. Cromley is a stanch republican, and his wife is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 58

  Blue Creek Twp. -
NATHAN CULPHER was born in Preble county, Ohio, May 9, 1828, the son of Moses B. and Amelia (Brown) Culpher.  He was one of twelve children born to these parents and was reared to manhood in Randolph county, Ind.  His marriage occurred in Wayne county on the 9th of November, 1848, at which time Elizabeth, daughter of Nathan and Susan (Scott) Jones, of Green county, N. C., became his wife.  Seven children were born to them, named:  Susan wife of Benjamin Wilkins; Moses M., a minister in Mansville, Ohio; Amelia A. (deceased); Daniel J. (deceased); John W., Ephraim A. and Allen L. (deceased).  Mr. Culpher, who is a republican, located in Paulding county in 1853 and has held some of the minor township offices.  There were but voters in the township when he came to it.  Mr. Culpher is a dealer in fine cattle and his is a good citizen in all the walks of life.  W. P. Culpher brother of the above mentioned, located in the county in 1887.  He is a native of Randolph county, Ind., and was born May 15, 1840.  His father was born the slave of James R. Brown, and he and his wife were brought from Africa and compelled to serve in the Revolutionary struggle.  Our subject grew to manhood in his native county and there learned the black smith's trade.  He was united in marriage Oct. 10, 1870, when Miss Margaret A. Saine, a native of North Carolina, and the daughter of Peter and Margaret Saine  The children born to r. and Mrs. Culpher were named:  John (deceased), Sarah A., Thomas E. (deceased), Henry E. (deceased), Ephraim (deceased), Charles (deceased), William, Adeline, Minnie, Emma, Nathan, Susan and StanleyMr. Culpher adheres to the principles of the republican party and his whole career has been marked by enterprise and industry.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 42

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