Biography of David Markland
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DAVID MARKLAND, an enterprising farmer of Howard Township, is the second of seven children born to William C. and Sarah (Atkinson) Markiand, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of New Jersey. Daniel was born April 10, 1836, in Hamilton County, Ohio, and came with his parents to this county in the fall of 1855; he made his home with his father until he was twenty four years of age, working on the farm and attending the pioneer schools of that day. He subsequently attended a select school in Kokomo for three months, and thereby received a good common school education; he has taught six terms of school, of which four terms were taught in one district; he began teaching at the age of twenty two, and was considered a success in his profession, but illhealth compelled him to leave the school room and lead a farmer's life; he received a little money at his father's death, and now owns 188 acres of good land, with all modern improvements; heis an enterprising, energetic farmer; through economy has secured sufficient means to live comfortably the rest of his 1ife; he was married to Margaret Good.wine October 17, 1860. She was the fifth of ten children born to Charles P. and Catherifle (Miller) Goodwine, natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Markland have six children; Catherine, William C., Benjamin F., Eliza, Charles P. and Edward C. Mr. Markiand was elected Justice of the Peace in. 1864, and held this position for sisteen successive years; he is a Republican in politics, having cast his first vote for President Lincoln, and he and wife have been members of the U. B. Church for several years.

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


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