Biography of Elijah G. Maple
Howard County, IN Biographies





ELIJAH G. MAPLE was born in Fayette County, Ind., in 1834, and is the son of Mentilla IL and Elizabeth Maple. In the fall of 1851, he moved with his father to Howard County, where the latter entered part of the land on which he now lives. The land was in its native state, and they at once went to work to clear the farm; built a log cabin and split out their boards for the cabin floor and doors. The subject of this sketch, excepting the time he was in the army, and a few years he was in a store when a boy, has always followed the occupation of farming. In 1862, he enlisted in Company I, Ninety ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in the army about three years. He was with Sherman from Atlanta on to the sea. His first engagement was at Jackson, Miss. He was promoted Corporal in 1864, on account of his vigilance while on post duty. He was married, January 1, 1862, to Miss Sarah E. Friermood, of Grant County, Ind. They have had nine children; eight of whom are living, viz.: Francis M., Eva C., Mary E., Letitia, Jacob W., Ira T., Elizabeth G. and Glenna F. Mr. Maple has held some of the minor offices of the township; is a member of the Republican party; he and wife have been active members of the Methodist Protestant Church for fifteen years, and are valuable members of the society in which they move.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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