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PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO
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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

  Auglaize Twp. -
JOHN A. MAHAN, whose birth occurred in Hardin county, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1853, was one of ten children born to David and Eliza J. (McGinnis) Mahan, natives of Ross county, Ohio, of Irish and German origin, the date of the father's birth being July 3, 1824.  The parents located in this county and township in 1875, and on the 14th of March, 1886, the death of the father, aged sixty-two years, eight months, eleven days, took place.  The mother followed her husband to the grave in March, 1891.  Their children were named:  William H. (deceased), Margaret, wife of L. Fitzwater; Elizabeth J., wife of D. Montfort; Charles Wesley (deceased), Mary, Emma (deceased), Nora, now Mrs. Andrew Williams; Clara (deceased), and Frank.  John Mahan was twenty-one years old before he left the homestead, and at the time of his marriage he had but $80.  The success he has achieved in life has been due to his hard work and hopeful nature.  Mr. Mahan has been married twice, the first time on Nov. 8, 1875, when Miss Mary L. Moore became his wife.  She was of German and Irish descent, and bore her husband four children, namely: William Moore, Jennie M., David C., and Clarence E.  William Moore, her father, who was a Virginian, is dead, and her mother, Jane Moore, born in Hardin county, Ohio, is still living.  The mother died Apr. 20,1889, a devoted member of the United Brethren church.  On the 8th of November, 1890, Mr. Mahan was united in marriage with Sarah, the daughter of George Aires, of Paulding.  They are members of the United Brethren church, and in politics, Mr. Mahan is an aggressive republican.  He is the owner of eighty acres of fine land, which are well improved.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38
  Blue Creek Twp. -
CHARLES MARQUARDT was born in Prussia, May 17, 1840, and is a son of Godfrey and Charlotte (Sabel) Marquardt.  He grew to manhood in his native land and was engaged for a period of two years in the religious war of Denmark.  He was a soldier in the war of two years in the religious war of Denmark.  He was a soldier in the war between Austria and Prussia and served his country with loyalty.  Coming to America in 1867, he located in Ottawa county, Ohio, where he engaged in farming.  He brought with him to this country $1,000, which he had earned in his native land.  He was married in Ottawa county, on May 15, 1868, to Miss Anna Schavlin a native of Germany, born in 1849.  She is a daughter of John and Elizabeth Schavlin  In 1868 Mr. and Mrs. Marquardt removed to Paulding county and located upon the farm where they now reside.  They stand high in the community and are among its valued citizens.  The children born to them are:  John C., Amelia, wife of A. Parrott; Catherine E., Frederica, Emma, Amil, Anna A. and MelindaMr. Marquardt is an aggressive democrat and, with his family, attends the Lutheran church.  Upon his farm, which is well cultivated, he raised many fine sheep which are noted throughout the township.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 43
  Blue Creek Twp. -
CYRUS A. MARSHALL is a leading citizen of Blue Creek township, Paulding county.  He is a native of Meigs county, and dates his birth from the 26th day of January, 1855.  His parents are J. H. and Nancy (Steel) Marshall, of German and Irish extraction, who reared their son to manhood in Allen county.  Here he received his education and followed the occupation of a farmer.  On the 22nd of February, 1878, he led Miss Emma Young to the altar, and their children are Mearl and Pearl (twins), and Viva.  Mrs. Marshall is a daughter of Freeman and Charity (Roberts) Young, of English parentage, and she is a member of the Baptist church.  Mr. Marshall s one of the stanch supporters of the republican party and a good citizen.  He located in this county in 1885, and has made many friends since residing here who wish him well.\
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 43
  Washington Twp. -
JOHN C. MARTIN

Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 81

  Washington Twp. -
JOHN H. MATSON, son of John T. Matson, who is elsewhere mentioned in this volume, was born in Putnam county, Ohio, on the 4th day of January, 1859.  Reared on the farm, Mr. Matson early chose the calling of the agriculturist, and is one of the leading young men of Washington township.  His education was received in the schools of his neighborhood, and has been supplemented by careful reading and observation.  He is a worthy member of the United Brethren church, and politically adheres to the tenets of the republican party.  Mr. Matson is an energetic and progressive young man, and if life and health be spared him he as a bright future before him.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 81
  Washington Twp. -
JOHN T. MATSON is a native of Ohio, born in Auglaize county on the 13th of April, 1830.  His parents, John and Rebecca (Johns) Matson were of Welsh and English parentage, and honored residents of the county in which they live.  Mr. Matson was reared to manhood in Putnam county, and there received his education.  His marriage occurred on the last day of December, 1854, at which time Elizabeth Shafer, born in Fairfield county, Dec. 27, 1828, became his wife.  Their children are:  William F., Ruth, wife of John Yant' John H., Rebecca E., wife of Charles W. Kicher and Eliza J.  Politically, Mr. Matson is a republican, and with his wife and children belongs to the United Brethren church.  He has been a representative citizen of Paulding county since 1861, and is highly respected wherever known.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 81
  Auglaize Twp. -
GEORGE MATTY, one of the representative farmers of Paulding county, was born in Seneca county, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1844, the son of Frederick and Margaret (Hester) Matty, of German extraction.  When he was sixteen years of age, George Matty enlisted, in 1862, in Company C, Sixty-eighth regiment of Ohio volunteer infantry for three years, and served until the war was over.  He was engaged in many hard battles and skirmishes, and at present receives a pension.  He received his discharge in July, 1865, at Camp Cleveland, Ohio.  Returning to Auglaize township he carried on his work, in which he has since been successfully engaged.  His marriage occurred in February, 1875, when Miss Jane Fryman, the daughter of Jacob and Rachel Fryman, became his wife.  Mr. Matty  is a republican in politics, and one of the progressive citizens of the county in which he resides.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38


John McCluer
Washington Twp. -
JOHN McCLUER, a worthy citizen of Washington township, was born in Logan county, Ohio, June 12, 1827, the son of Moses and Mary S. (Watt) McCluer, of Irish extraction.  Mr. McCluer was reared to manhood in Allen county.  He followed farming and also learned the tinner's trade, in Lima.  He married in Allen county, Jan. 10, 1850, Elizabeth StaleyMrs. McCluer was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, Mar. 7, 1828, and is the daughter of John and Ara (Kirby) Staley, of English and German origin.  The children born to Mr. and Mrs. McCluer are: Martha A., wife of M. J. Fife; Charley N., Ara, wife of J. C. Harmon and Maggie E., wife of U. Hitchcock.  On the 15th August, 1861, Mr. McCluer enlisted in the First Ohio cavalry, and did active duty in recruiting the company.  He was first lieutenant of his company, but on account of sickness was compelled to return home.  He re-enlisted as a private, in 1864, in the Fourth Ohio cavalry, and received his discharge at Nashville, Tenn., June 28, 1865.  He was active in the following engagements:  Selma, Ala., Columbia and Macon, Ga.  Mr. McCluer assisted  in the capture of Jefferson Davis, standing guard over him for four days.  He has held the office of trustee for six years and the minor township positions, and affiliates with the democratic party, in which he takes an active part and wields a large influence.  He is one of the leading progressive men of the county, and is a liberal contributor to all public and benevolent enterprises.  Mr. McCluer, who located in Paulding county in 1868, is a member of the Methodist church.  He is a member of the G. A. R. post, and is a pensioner.  He is favorably known in the county, and enjoys general esteem.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 81
  Washington Twp. -
WILLIAM H. McCLUER - Prominent among the leading citizens of Washington mentioned.  He was born in Allen county, Ohio, July 17, 1854, and was reared to manhood in his native county, being educated in the schools of the neighborhood.  He early chose farming as his life work and has always been engaged in this occupation with good success.  His marriage occurred Mar. 7, 1878, Miss Mary A. Leatherman becoming his wife.  She was born in Paulding county, in 1858, the daughter of Hiram and Catherine (Shafer) Leatherman and by her marriage has become the mother of John H., Martin A. (deceased), Ida, William (deceased), Hattie, Myrtle A. and Charles F. The family are valued members of the United Brethren church, and enjoy the esteem of the community in which they reside.  Mr. McCluer, who is an enterprising gentleman, is a democrat in political belief, and is at present trustee of the township, having been elected in the spring of 1890.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 81
  Latty Twp. -
A. J. McCLURE was born in Bass township, Allen county, Ohio, Mar. 12, 1936, and is the second son of Alexander  He received such education as could be obtained in the schools of that period, and remained upon the homestead farm until twenty-three years of age.  He then engaged for himself, working upon W. Raumbaughs farm, where he remained until 1861, when he settled upon the eighty acres where he now lives, which he had purchased previous to his settling upon the same, and to which he added eighty acres more for his homestead farm.  Mr. McClure has owned in Latty township five hundred and twenty acres of farm lands, and has given to hsi four married sons a farm of forty lands, and has given to his four married sons of farm of forty acres each..  Our subject, like many of the early settlers of the township, has cleared his farm and built the improvements, and has the only brick house in the township.  Our subject joined company K, One Hundred and Ninety-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, Mar. 3, 1865, and served until July 31, 1865.  He was married, in 1869, to Miss Orrenna, a daughter of William Raumbaugh of Bass township, Allen county, Ohio and by this union they are the parents of twelve children, named as follows:  Marion L., (deceased), Lewis A. (deceased), Bruce E., Edward S., Robert G. and Oscar BMr. McClure, politically, is a republican, and has filled many township offices.  He was elected trustee, to sell the school lands; was three times elected township clerk- in 1867, 1868 and 1869; and in 1869, perhaps he succeeded in doing what will never be accomplished again in Latty township - out of a total vote of seventeen republicans and twenty-two democrats, and succeeded in getting every vote polled.  Our subject is a member of Van Wert lodge, No. 218, F. and A. M., and Ellsworth Command, U. V. U., of Grover Hill.  He is also a member of the Latty M. E. Church, of which he has been class-leader and trustee.  Mr. McClure is one of the leading citizens of Latty township, and one of Paulding county's progressive farmers.
     Alexander McClure (deceased).  Among the pioneers of Latty township was the subject of this sketch.  He was a native of Bass township, Harrison county, Ky., and was a son of Moses McClure.  He settled in Latty township on section 36, in 1858, when a young man he settled in Bass township, Allen county, Ohio, and was one of the pioneers of that county.  He helped cut the timber from the land that forms the site of the city of Lima.  He was a tanner  in the tanning business for some years.  He also owned a farm in Bass township, Allen county, Ohio.  His son, Jas. N. McClure had settled in Latty township in September, 1858, and he coming to visit him, concluded also to settle in Paulding county, and purchased 160 acres, in section 36, where he resided until his death.  He married Margaret Neeley, his family were five sons and five daughters, James N., Elizabeth, who married Thomas Lunget of Lima, Ohio, A. J., of Latty township, Samuel H. of Latty township, Sally (deceased), Laura (deceased), Newton J., Latty township, William W. merchant of Latty township and Aurelia E. who married O. E. Girod of Latty township.  Mr. McClure died Sept. 29, 1862, at the age of 54, his wife surviving him until 1883.  In early live he was a democrat, but after the organization of the republican party he became a strong supporter of that party.  In religious belief, he was a Methodist, of which church he was a member and class leader for many years.
     Alexander H. McClure, the second son of A. J. McClure, was born Oct. 29, 1862, upon the homestead where he was reared.  At the age of twenty he worked out for one year, when he settled upon his farm of forty acres to which he has added eighty acres where he now resides.  He was married Oct. 29, 1883, to Miss Alice Bigelow, of Washington township.  They are the parents of four children:  Mary M., Stella J., Arena M. and Bertie O.  Mr. McClure has filled the office of school director, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in his political choice a republican.
     William B. McClure is the third son of A. J. McClure.  He was born upon the homestead, Aug. 26, 1864.  His early life was spent upon the farm.  He received a common school education, and subsequently located upon his his present farm, in Washington township.  He married, Jan. 26, 1886, Miss Byanthe, daughter of H. W. Martin of Van Wert county, Ohio, and by this union they have two children:  Henry H. and an infant not yet named.  Mr. McClure is one of the enterprising farmers of Washington township, and a republican in politics.
     Charles T. McClure was born Aug. 28, 1866, and is the fourth son of A. J. McClure.  He received a common school education, and ws raised upon the homestead until he was twenty-four years of age, when he settled upon his farm of forty acres in Latty township, and is engaged in general farming.  He was married, Apr. 24, 1890, to Miss Dora I., daughter of Amos Stuckey, of Van Wert county, Ohio, and by this marriage they have one child, Gilford O.  Mr. McClure is a republican in politics, and an enterprising, pushing gentleman.
     Grant A. McClure, the fifth son of A. J. McClure, was born Apr. 16, 1868, upon the homestead farm.  He was educated in the common schools and raised a farmer; at the age of twenty he worked out by the month.  He is now engaged in farming upon a place of his brother's.  He married Miss Margaret Powell, and by this union they have one child.  Politically, Mr. McClure is a republican.
     Samuel H. McClure, the third son of Alexander, Sr. was born in LaFayette, Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1839.  He was bred a farmer, which he has followed through life for an occupation; was reared upon the homestead farm until 1862, when he joined company I, One Hundredth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years, and participated in twelve engagements.  He married, in 1860, Miss Mary A. Stout, of Carrol county, Ohio, and they are the parents of six children:  George, James F., Lavinia wife of Howarfd Garrison, Jesse A., William S., and Della.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 66
  Benton Twp. -
JOSEPH D. McHENRY, a well known physician of Paulding county, is a native of Ohio, born in Pickaway county, July 10, 1835, the son of William and Margaret (DeFord) McHenry.  The maternal grandfather was a native of France who emigrated to this country prior to the Revolutionary war, in which he served.  Subsequently he settled in Pickaway county where he died  at the advanced age of one hundred and nine years.  The father of our subject was a native of Virginia and in 1836 settled in Putnam county and engaged in farming.  It was here that Joseph McHenry spent his boyhood.  HE received a common education, which was added to by a course in the Finley academy.  In 1854 he formed one of a party of twelve who crossed the plains to California in search of wealth.  Three years were spent in the gold mines, and in 1860 he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. J. B. Firestone, of Whitley County, Ind.  In 1868 he graduated from the medical department of the Western Reserve college, of Ohio.  Being thus well equipped, he began the practice of his profession t Cleveland, Ohio, and later removed to Allen county, Ind., where he remained until 1887, when he located at Payne, where he now resides in the enjoyment of a lucrative practice.  Dr. McHenry is a progressive and public spirited citizen, who has done much to advance the best interests of the city and community in which he lives.  In 1882, while a resident of Allen county, Ind., he was elected to represent the county in the state legislature and reelected in 1884.  He has rendered good service to his party both in local and general contests.  Politically he is looked upon as one of the stanch leaders and counselors of the democracy of his portion of the state.   In 1864 Dr. McHenry was married to Miss Sarah E., the daughter of Nelson and Ann Dimmick, of Whitley county.  They have had five children, three of whom are living, as follows:  Clara,  the wife of M. L. Barney, a merchant of Payne; Nettie, and Lester, of the firm of M. L. Barney & Co.  The doctor is a member of Antwerp lodge, F. & A. M.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 41
  Emerald Twp. -
J. L. MILLER. - The subject of this sketch is J. L. Miller, a well known farmer and carpenter of Emerald township, who was born in Franklin county, June 10, 1849.  He was the fifth son born to Jacob and Mary (Libey) Miller,  of Pennsylvania, the former of whom departed this life May 24, 1881, and the latter in October, 1887.  The subject of this men began doing business for himself at the age of twenty-one years.  He left Union county, which had been his home for some time, and went to Paulding, where he started in the butchering trade, which he continued until 1888, when he removed to the farm, in Paulding county, where he now makes his home.  He has cleared seventy acres of land and has them under cultivation.  Mr. Miller has been twice married.  His first wife, whom he married Feb. 2, 1871, was Miss Melinda, the daughter of John and Mary (Black) Freshwater, and the fruit of this union was five children:  Doctor F., John A., Nettie C., deceased; Linna and Linnie, twins, who are deceased.  The mother dying Aug. 5, 1881, Mr. Miller espoused Altha Harris, whose parents were George and Elizabeth (Smith) Harris, of Pennsylvania.  The latter union resulted in the birth of five children, named:  Dorr, Nina, Leonard, deceased; Oscar W., and Irvie L., deceased.  Politically Mr. Miller has been a democrat, and fraternally he belongs to the order of I. O. O. F.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 59
  Harrison Twp. -
J. L. MILLER was born in Lenawee county, Mich., on the 20th of March, 1853, and is the son of Ziba and Jane (Lowe) Miller, of Yankee descent.  He was educated in his native county and there began the pursuit of farming as his life work.  He was married in Logan county, Ohio, on Mar. 28, 1872, to Miss Leanna D. Elliott, the daughter of George and Eliza (James) Elliott.  The children that have blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Miller are Clara E., George Z. and William E.  Mr. Miller located in Paulding county, in 1852, and was for two years engaged in the implement business at Paulding.  Politically he is a democrat and an active worker in the party ranks.  He is an industrious young farmer and his success has been achieved by thrift and economy.  With his wife and children, he is highly respected in the community.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 61
  Emerald Twp. -
JOHN T. MILLER, - One of the industrious and hard-working men of Paulding county is John T. Miller, who is a native of Virginia, born in Augusta county, on the 31st of October, 1846.  John H. and Nancy (Willis) Miller were his parents, and they are also natives of the Old Dominion, John Miller was the second of eight children born to these parents.  After receiving a limited education, he engaged in farming, and has since followed that profession.  He is a well-to-do agriculturist and has many friends.  In May, 1871, Miss Sarah Wilson, the daughter of Jesse and Cynthia (Ramsey) Wilson, was married to Mr. Miller, and the union was blessed by the birth of three bright children, named: Charles, America and Francis.  Politically Mr. Miller is a democrat.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 59
  Benton Twp. -
J. W. MITCHELL, a leading young citizen of Benton township, was born in Licking county, Ohio, on the 30th of September, 1865, the son of Isaac and Louisa (Blamer) Mitchell.  He was reared in the county of his nativity, obtaining his education there.  His parents, in 1882, removed to Benton township, where the father died two years later.  The mother afterward married and now resides in Michigan.  J. W. Mitchell followed farming for some time, and on the 4th of March, 1891, in connection with W. A. Shaynfelt, purchased the tile and brick factory of George Spice, which they are at present conducting.  Mr. Mitchell and Miss Clara Shaynfelt became husband and wife in 1886, and unto their union two bright children have been born.  They are Isaac and Estella MitchellMrs. Mitchell, who is the daughter of William Shaynfelt, is a lady possessing social qualities.  She is very popular in the community of her residence.  Her husband, who shares her popularity, is a republican in politics.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 41
  Auglaize Twp. -
R. B. MONTGOMERY has been a worthy citizen of Auglaize township, Paulding county, since 1877.  He first saw the light of day in Franklin county, Ohio, June 4, 1848 and is the son of George W. and Mary (Dove) Montgomery, of Irish and German extraction.  Mar. 12, 1864, at the age of fifteen years, Mr. Montgomery enlisted in Company D, First regiment Ohio volunteer cavalry, and served until the close of the war, receiving his discharge September 27, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio.  Returning home to Union county, he remained with his parents until his marriage on the 4th March, 1869, when Miss Lucy, the daughter of Timothy and Jane (Gates) Thomas, became his wife.  She was born in Licking county, Oct. 21, 1848, and by her union with Mr. Montgomery became the mother of four children: Maud, Claude, Mabel and PertMr. Montgomery is a stanch prohibitionist, and is proud of it.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38
  Paulding Village -
W. H. MONTGOMERY, M. D., and the president of the United States pension board of Paulding county, Ohio, was born June 2, 1858, in Cambria county, Penn., the son of Rev. M. J. and Louisa (Kinter) Montgomery.  His education was received in the common and high schools of Pittsburg, and he began the study of medicine with Dr. Eli Coon, of Butler county, Penn.  He graduated from the college of physicians and surgeons at Baltimore, Md., in 1881, and commenced the practice of his profession at Leesburg, Penn., where he remained one year.  Subsequently he removed to Coal Village, Allegheny county, Penn., and later to Pittsburg, where he remained until 1890.  Coming to Paulding in the latter year, he purchased the practice of Dr. A. P. Dix, and has since been engaged in a lucrative practice.  Dr. Montgomery is thorough and competent in his profession, and is rapidly gaining the confidence of the people, of which he is in every way worthy.  Dr. Montgomery is a member of the Coal Valley lodge, No. 649, I. O. O. F., and the Valley council, No. 198, Jr., O. U. A. M.  He is a republican in politics and a man highly esteemed by a large number of friends and acquaintances.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 76
  Benton Twp. -
AMOS J. MOONEY, a prominent farmer of Benton township, is a native of Ohio, being born in Tuscarawas county, Nov. 14, 1852.  His parents, Jacob and Sarah (Johnson) Mooney, were natives respectively of Tuscarawas and Carroll counties, and in 1853, settled in Allen county, Ind., where the subject of this notice was reared.  He remained on the home farm for twenty-four years, when he purchased his place of eighty acres, which he has cleared and improved.  Mr. Mooney was married on the 16th of April, 1882, to Miss Salina Wiltsie, and by his marriage is the father of John E. and Samuel D. Mooney.  The father of Mrs. Mooney is Samuel Wiltsie, an honored resident of Harrison township.  Politically, Mr. Mooney adheres to the principles of the republican party.  He is highly regarded as a good citizen in the county where he resides.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 41
 

Brown Twp. -
JAMES H. MORRIS, who is one of the leading farmers of Brown township, was born Jan. 12, 1857, in Auglaize township, Paulding county, Ohio.  He is the son of H. K. Morris, elsewhere mentioned in this volume, and his boyhood days were spent upon the farm.  He received his education in the schools of the county and was married on Nov. 9, 1882 to Miss May R. Christy, a successful teacher.  Miss Morris, who is the daughter of Robert and Emily (Degroot) Christy, of English and French extraction, was born Oct. 13, 1862, and commenced teaching at the age of fifteen years.  Her father was a soldier in the late war.  Mr. and Mrs. Morris are the parents of Glennie F., Ralph C. and Rell. Morris.  They are valued members of the Christian church at Bethel and enjoy general popularity.  Mr. Morris is one of the influential republicans of the township and is respected by the community at large.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 50

  Auglaize Twp. -
JOSEPH M. MORRIS.  - Among the progressive young citizens of this county may be mentioned Joseph M. Morris, who was born in Auglaize township on the 20th of November, 1862, the son of H. K. and Anna (Berry) Morris, of English extraction.  H. K. Morris was born in Brown county, Sept. 9, 1830, and came to Paulding county in1850, where he remained until his death.  He built the third cabin in his part of the township on forty acres of wood land through which he cut the road and redeemed 440 acres, clearing 200.  His first marriage occurred Feb. 24, 1853, when Louisa Babcock, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hurdman) Babcock, became his wife.  To them were born John H., George S., J. H. and Louisa T.  Mrs. Morris died Aug. 25, 1860, and Nov. 3, 1861, Mr. Morris married Miss Anna Jenkins, who died in 1875, leaving two children: Joseph M. and Elijah O.  Miss Laura A. Jennison of Delphos, became the wife of Mr. Morris Feb. 8, 1880, and their children are Helen, Ray, Blaine and Clarence.  As an aggressive leader in the republican party, Mr. Morris was without reproach.  He held a high position in his church and was a man highly esteemed for his moral worth.  His death occurred in 1889.  His son Joseph, the immediate subject of this sketch, began life at the age of twenty-one years.  He married Miss Alice Hardesty the daughter of Isaac Hardesty, on the 26th of October, 1884, and they have had one child, Nina Zoe.  They are members of the Christian church and highly regarded in the community in which they reside.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38
  Crane Twp. -
WILLIAM MORRIS is one of the representative farmers of Crane township and was born in Sandusky county, Apr. 26, 1830, the son of William and Dorcas A. (Nelson) Morris  Mr. Morris was twenty years of age when he engaged in general labor on the railroad.  He married on the 29th of October, 1854, Miss Ellen Blackburn, the daughter of William and May Blackburn, of German origin, and the union resulted in the birth of Alva, Page W., Etta, Sherman, Jennie and Jessie Morris.  At the outbreak of the late war.  Mr. Morris entered the United States service as a member of Company A, One hundred and forty-fourth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry for the 100 days' service.  He was a participant in several skirmishes and was discharged at Camp Chase, Ohio, in August, 1864.  Politically he is a republican; he is a pensioner, and a man universally respected by the people of his township.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 57
  Paulding Village -
MURPHY FAMILY - Among the early settlers of Paulding county was Robert Murphy, a native of county Down, Ireland, who emigrated to this country, and settled in Pennsylvania.  He subsequently removed to what was then Williams county, and now Paulding, Ohio.  He purchased one hundred and six acres of land, situated upon the Maumee river, about one mile from Antwerp, which is now in the possession of his son, Daniel Murphy  His family consisted of Philip, John, Robert, Joseph, Daniel, Rosanna, who married S. Filly (both deceased); Anna who married William Snook (both deceased) and Harriet, who married John Collins ( also both deceased).  Robert, Sr., married Anna Jackson, a native of Pennsylvania, and died about 1843.  He was the first treasurer of Carryall township, and in politics was a democrat; in religion he was a Presbyterian.
     Joseph K., the fourth son of Robert Murphy, was born in 1814, in Pennsylvania, and came to Paulding with his parents.  He was a farmer and local preacher in the M. E. church, which he followed through life.  He married, in 1837, Miss Phoebe, a daughter of Sylvestus Carvin of Antwerp, Ohio, one of the parents of six children:  Robert S., Daniel who died of sickness contracted in the United States marine service on the steamer Baltic, Aug. 3, 1863; Joshua, of Fort Gate, Dak.; Mary J., deceased wife of Owen Cole; Isaac Newton; Rosanna who was twice married - first to George Genther, and secondly to Gilbert James; Ellen, wife of Frank Pierman.  Joseph K. died Nov. 22, 1852, and his wife in 1882.  He held many minor township offices, was a democrat, and a self-made and self-educated man, having had no opportunities in early life.  Robert S., the eldest child, was born in what was Williams county, Apr. 15, 1840.  His early life was spent on the home farm, and he was educated in the subscription schools.  Aug. 27, 1861, he enlisted in company E, Thirtieth Indiana volunteer infantry.  At the battle of Corinth he was made sergeant of his company, and served with his regiment until 1863, when he contracted rheumatism, and was discharged.  He next enlisted in the marine service, and was made sergeant of company H, First marine regiment, on the 23rd of August, in the same year.  He was made second lieutenant of the same company, May 9, 1864, and was commissioned, by President Lincoln, first lieutenant.  He participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, siege of Vicksburg, and a score of smaller engagements.  His discharge was endorsed by D. S. Tallerdy, major commanding, as follows:  "I have known this officer three years, and have ever found him prompt and efficient in the discharge his duty.  As a gentleman his character is irreproachable, and he is brave even to a fault."  At the close of his term of service he returned to Antwerp, and engaged in farming, until 1866.  He then engaged in mercantile business for seven years, and was then elected justice of peace and engaged in real estate business in Antwerp.  In 1881 he was elected county auditor, an office he filled for one term, and then engaged in mercantile and insurance business until the spring of 1891, when he retired.  Since his election as county auditor he has been a resident of Paulding, and was filled the office of town councilman four years.  In politics he is a republican, and he is a member of the F. & A. M., Paulding lodge, 502; also of Defiance chapter and the Commandery, No. 30, of Defiance; and member of the Ohio consistory S. P. R. S., 32nd degree.  Also, Theodore Merchant, G. A. R. No. 683, and has been post commander since its organization; and commander of Paulding county battalion, G. A. R.; also of Paulding lodge, K. of P.  Mr. Hughes was married, Aug. 13, 1865, to Miss Roxanna, daughter of John and Jane Evans, who died Oct. 8, 1876, leaving four children, viz.:  Charles, Florence Adell, Cora B. and Alva.  His second marriage occurred June 8, 1889, to Mrs. Esther Snyder, daughter of Jacob Goldsmith, of Monroe county, Ohio.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 72
  Carryall Twp. -
A. P. MURPHY, banker and dealer in real estate, was born in Butler county, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1840, and is the youngest and only son now living born to John J. and Elizabeth (Brown) Murphy, natives of Virginia, and of Irish and English extraction respectively.  John Murphy, the paternal grandfather, was a native of Ireland, and came to America early in life.  He settled in Pennsylvania, and there married.  He followed farming and reared a large family.  As one of the early settlers of Carryall township, he served as one of the first officers and helped lay out many of the public roads.  He was a hard-working man, of sterling integrity, and with his wife was a member of the Presbyterian church.  He died at the age of sixty-five years, and his wife at the age of seventy.  The maternal grandfather, John Brown, was a native of Virginia and a planter by occupation.  He participated in the French and Indian war, and was with the command of Anthony Wayne when it passed up the Maumee river from Defiance to Fort Wayne.  Later in life he located in Butler county, and here he died at the age of eighty-four years.  His wife, who with her husband, had been a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church, departed this life when she was seventy-five years old.  John J. Murphy, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Virginia, and in boyhood removed to Pennsylvania, where, he learned the trade of the blacksmith, which he followed for the greater part of his life.  He married and later removed to Butler county, where his wife died.  He afterward married Mrs. Shepard Brown, and settled upon a farm in DeKalb county, Ind., and here he died in 1878, his companion dying in 1880.  Mr. Murphy was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and though in his youth was a Jackson democrat, he became devoted to the republican party.  A. P. Murphy was reared amid the scenes of farm life and received his education in the common schools.  When ten years of age he was taken to DeKalb county, where he grew to manhood and followed the pursuit of farming on rented land until 1876, when he engaged in lumbering and collecting at Harlan, Ind.  In 1885 he located in Antwerp, Ohio, and thence went to Jetmore, Kas., where he began dealing in real estate.  This vocation he followed four years, and then returned to Antwerp, where, Apr. 27, 1889, he established his present business, the Antwerp Exchange bank, of which he is cashier.  Mr. Murphy is one of the leading and representative men of Paulding county, and highly esteemed wherever known.  He is a member of the F. & A. M., being a Master Mason in Antwerp lodge, but a dimitted member.  He affiliates with the republican party.  Oct. 24, 1864, Miss Olive Chandler a native of Ohio, became the wife of Mr. Murphy.  She died in 1878 at the age of thirty-five years, leaving Robert, Ernest, Carrie, wife of John Oswalt, and Grace Murphy  She was a devoted member of the Methodist Protestant church, and a lady favorably known.  As a business man, Mr. Murphy stands in the front rank, and success has attended his efforts.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page  54
  Brown Twp. -
MARTIN MYERS was born in Knox county, Ohio, Oct. 17, 1824, the son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Kinceal) Myers, of German extraction.  The progenitors of this family in America were natives of Germany who came to this country in an early day and settled in Ohio.  Martin Myers, the subject of this sketch, was reared and educated in his native county.  He was married in Crawford county to Elizabeth Immil, Sept. 31, 1851, and became the father of Mary C. (deceased), Frank S., Elvira A., wife of Lewis Bidlack; Emma M. and Alice O.  Mrs. Myers was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 21, 1833, and her parents were Philip and Ctherine (Noyer) Immil, of German origin.  In 1858, Mr. Myers came to Paulding county and located upon the farm where he now lives.  At the time of his purchase, the property was covered with woods, but it is now considered one of the finest improved farms in Brown township.  Mr. Myers entered the army Feb. 20, 1865, as a member of Company H, One hundred and ninety-first Ohio volunteer infantry, and received his honorable discharge at Winchester, Va., Aug. 27, 1865.  He is a pensioner, as he is badly crippled form rheumatism which was contracted by him while in the war.  Politically Mr. Myers is a democrat and has acted as township trustee for six years and assessor for seven years.  He has been a worthy citizen of Brown township since 1858, and is highly respected by all who know him.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 50

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