PAULDING COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES

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Unless noted, biographies were taken from The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County (H H Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882)
Compiled and Transcribed by Janet Kwasniak and Mike Sandridge


TATE, Lyle - was one of the first settlers of Emerald Township; came to this county in 1840; was born in Ireland, May 4, 1820, and emigrated to the province of lower Canada with his prents in 1837. His father, John Tate, died in 1843, aged sixty-seven years. his moher Jane (Lowry) Tate, died December 1872, inher ninety-sixth year. In 1838, Mr. John Tate moved to Pennsylvania, thence to Henry County, Maumee Valley, in 1839, and to Paulding County in 1840. Lyle Tate and Martha Ann Alexander were united in marriage, March 9, 1851, in Emerald Township by John Mason, Esq. They have two children: Anna Jane, born January 22, 1852, resides in Paulding County: Samuel J., April 1, 1853, also resides in this county. Samuel J was elected sheriff in 1879. Mrs. Tate's father, Noble Alexander, died October 28, 1870, aged seventy-seven years, eleven months and eleven days. Her mother, Anna Alexander, died May 10, 1847, aged fifty-one years. Mr. Tate served as Township Trustee several terms; also one term as Infirmary Director; has been Postmaster since, appointed under President Buchanan in 1860. Business, merchant and farmer. Address, Reid's, Paulding County, Ohio.


TAYLOR, Truman Wayne - settled in this county in March, 1870. He and his wife, Sophrona Wingert, were both born and married in Franklin county; he on May 28, 1848; she on September 6, 1847, and the latter event on the 13th day of March, 1870. Their children are: Georgia Lian, born March 7, 1871; Sylvia Anna, December 31, 1872; Sarah Almetta, December 15, 1874. The paternal grandparents of these children were John Pike and Rebecca (Perfect) Taylor, both deceased in Franklin county; the former on September 9, 1879, the latter February 22, 1858. The maternal grandparents are John and Mary (Witmire) Wingert, both deceased, the latter in Franklin county. Mr. Taylor was one term Trustee of this township; has a fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres. He attended one term at Central College, Ohio, then one term at Adrian, Michigan, when he returned home and went to running a saw mill in Fairfield county, Ohio; thence to Franklin, where he remained a year, sold out and went to farming, which business he has followed ever since. Address, Gilbertís Mills, Paulding county, Ohio.


TERWILLEGER, George B. - is engaged as an architect, contractor and builder. He has built most of the prominent buildings in the county. He was born in New Jersey, January 9, 1829. He removed from New York city to Ohio in 1856, locating in Crawford county, where he remained until 1865, when he made Antwerp his home. He was married in New York city, August 23, 1848, to Maria Louisa Luke, who was born in New York city, September 23, 1831. Their children are: Anna Maria (Clemmon), born October 11, 1849; Mary Ellen (Crouse), September 4, 1851; George Alonzo, January 27, 1854; Emer, January 26, 1857, died March 10, 1859; Edmund Kersley and John William, born October 8, 1859, the latter died July 10, 1860; Jesse Jeremiah, September 16, 1862; Ida May, September 13, 1866; Homer King, May 11, 1870, died September 3, 1872; Franklin Seymour, October 31, 1872; Grace Maude, June 17, 1877, died August 7, 1877. Mrs. Terwilleger's parents were George Luke, born 1788, died in 1840, and Mary (Pool) Luke, born in New Jersey in 1793, died in 1879. Mr. Terwilleger has served as Councillor nine years; has been Constable one year, and member of the school board five years. His parents, John Terwilleger, born in New Jersey in 1783, died in 1847, and Anna Van Blorken, born in New Jersey in 1793, died in July, 1877. Address Mr. Terwilleger at Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.


THOMPSON, David C. - a native of Sycamore township, Hamilton county, was born on February 9, 1827, and settled in Paulding county in 1851. His first marriage occurred on April 23, 1853, with Louise Percy. She was a daughter of Henry and Sarah (Brenner) Percy. She was born January, 1831, and her death occurred on February 9, 1879. Mr. Percy was one of Napoleon Bonaparteís body guards at the battle of Waterloo. They came to Defiance county about 1838, and were among the first settlers. Mrs. Percy resides in this county; Mr. Percy is deceased. Mr. Thompsonís children are: Ann Eliza, born March 18, 1854; Stephen Sylvester, April 11, 1856; the former is married and both live in Kansas; Ezra, November 24, 1857, resides at home; Harriet, September 29, 1859, died August 19, 1865; Frederick, April 15, 1861, died March 1, 1864; David, May 11, 1863, died March 3, 1864; Ellen, December 13, 1864; Eady, February 6, 1866; Charles Elmer, March 29, 1869; Amos, February 2, 1871; Clarence, June 6, 1874. The last five reside at home with their father and stepmother, Charity (Morris) Thompson, born in Brown county, March 14, 1838, and married to Mr. Thompson on September 5, 1880, in Auglaize township, Paulding county, by Rev. John Gillespie. When David C. Thompson settled here it was almost a wilderness, and now he has about sixty-five acres altogether, making one of the finest farms in the county. His father and mother, Samuel and Mary (Readly) Thompson, moved to the Ohio river and to Cincinnati when it contained but one house. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. David C. Thompson was Township Trustee in 1856; Assessor in 1858, and Trustee again in 1879. His present business is farming. Address, Reidís, Paulding county, Ohio.


TOWLE, John W. - a native of Cleveland, was born August 15, 1840, married in Delaware Township, Defiance County, Ohio by Charles Duning Esq., to Annie R. Marihugh, on September 24, 1860, and settled in Paulding County in 1861. Mrs. Towle was born in Hermon, St. Lawrence County, New York, February 6, 1839. Her father Russell Marihugh, died November 8, 1880; her mother Betsy A. (Myreck) Marihugh, did in August 1863; both were born in St. Lawrence County, New York. Mr. Towle's parents, Efferson and Mary A. (Plummer) Towle were natives of Maine; came to Evensport, Defiance County, Ohio, in the year 1838; thence to Muskegon, Michigan in 1870, where they now reside. Mr. Towle's children are: Emma A., born September 10, 1861, died September 6, 1867; Efferson Russell, August 25,1863; George W., July 17, 1866; Minnie Myrtle, November 16, 1868, died August 29, 1870; Nellie Eliza, October 8, 1870; Albert William, July 23, 1878. Mr. Towle served one year in the late Civil War; enlisted at Cleveland, a member of Company B. 177th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd division, of the 23rd Army Corps, and participated in second battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; at the capture of Fort Fisher and Fort Anderson, capture of Wilmington, North Carolina, and battle of Town Creek, North Carolina; mustered out of service at Greensboro, North Carolina on July 7, 1865. George W. Towle, brother of John W., a member of the 38th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was killed at the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, September 15, 1864. His father and two brothers also fought in defense of the union, leaving but one, too young for a soldier at home to take care of the farm. Mr. Towle is a farmer and teacher. Address, Sunnyside, Paulding County, Ohio.


TYRE, Edward - son of McDonald and Fanny Tyre, was born in Orange county, Virginia, February, 1831, and settled in Paulding county in 1862. His wife, North Ann, is a daughter of Anthony and Courtney McNeal, and was born in Orange county, Virginia, December, 1835. Their children are: Sarah J., born 1850, resides in Fayette county; Fanny W., 1852, resides in Pickaway county; Edinburg, 1853, deceased; Fountain W., January 25, 1855, resides in Hardin county; Courtney E., 1857, deceased; Albert O., September 2, 1860; John W., December, 1863; Maggie T., June 8, 1867; Charles E., January 27, 1873. The last four reside in Paulding county. Mrs. Tyreís father was in the war of 1812. Business, general farming. Address, Timberville, Paulding county, Ohio.


TYSOR, William A. - born in Clinton county, Ohio, March 25, 1842, is a son of Clarissa Tysor, who was born in Ohio. He settled in Paulding county, March 4, 1879, and was married in Clinton county, Ohio, October 10, 1867, by John Jenkins, Esq., to Violetta Sutton, daughter of John Sutton, born April 19, 1803. Mrs. Tysor was born in Greene county, Ohio, February 7, 1847. Mr. Tysor is a farmer in Crane township. He was a member of Company G., 79th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; enlisted August 13, 1862, at Sabina, Ohio; participated in the following battles: Resaca, Ringold, Altoona, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, in the Atlanta campaign, Savannah, Sherman's March to the Sea, and many other minor battles; mustered out of service June 17, 1865, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, attached to 3d Division, 3d Brigade, 20th Army Corps. He had a brother who was in the United States Navy, and accidentally fell from a gunboat on the Ohio river, near Cincinnati, and was drowned. Business, farming. Address, Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.





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