Holt County, MO Biography

R. D. MARKLAND was born June 25, 1816 in Hamilton Co., Ohio; his ancestors were among the pioneer Ohio families, moving there from Penn. in 1790. He was educated at Pleasant Ridge, Ohio, began to study law in 1841, and was admitted to the bar in Cincinnati in 1848. He practiced there two years, then moved to Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana where he practiced until 1859. He became a resident of Oregon, Holt Co. Mo. in spring of 1859. He was a Union man through the Civil War and for 8 months was captain of a company of militia, in service under Gov. Gamble's call for troops. He was subsequently lt.-colonel of militia. He was married March, 1838 to Mary CALVIN of Hamilton Co., Ohio; he has four children living. Previous to the war, he was a Democrat; he has since acted with the Republican party. In Nov., 1876, he stood as the Republican nominee and was elected representative from Holt Co. in the 29th General Assembly where he has served with credit to the county.

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