THOMAS WARREN, one of the early and prominent residents of Knox township, the son of William Warren who came to Ohio in pioneer times and settled in this township on a farm joining that is now occupied by his grandson, David T. Warren. William Warren was a worthy man, a soldier of the war of 1812 and a valued citizen in those days of toil and danger. Thomas Warren was born in Knox township in 1803. He received the advantage of such schools as then existed here, and at an early age began to assist his parents in farming. Reared thus to habits of industry, he continued through life as a farmer, and was very successful in that calling. His first marriage occurred in 1824 to Ruth Polick, who died about 1835. They had six children, four of whom are living. In 1836 he was married to Jane Thompson, and of their four children all are living but one son, who was a patriotic soldier and died for his country in Libby prison, at Richmond, Va. The father died in 1875 and the mother about 1881.
David T. Warren, son of the above by his second marriage, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio in July 1838. He was reared in Knox township, and at an early age was familiarized with the calling of the farmer, in which he has since been engaged quite successfully. In 1862 he enlisted in the Ninety-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry and served three years with credit to his valor and patriotism. He participated in the battles of Perryville and Chickamauga, among others, and at the latter engagement was taken prisoner in company with twelve others of his command. Of these he was one of the only two who survived to again reach the Union lines. On his return from the army he resumed farming and in 1870 was married to Martha J., daughter of George Culp, of Knox township. TO this union were born four children: Laura B., George T., Earl and William M., of whom Earl is deceased. Mr. Warren and wife are members of the Uniited Presbyterian church, and he is a comrade of the G. A. R.
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