Biography of P. L. Molden
Tipton County, IN Biographies





P. L. MOLDEN, farmer, is a native of Clermont County, Ohio, and was born May 1, 1819. He remained in his native State until 1838, when he removed to Fayette County, Ind., and in 1847 located in Tipton County; he has resided here since, and has a farm of forty acres in Cicero Township, with thirty acres under 4ultivation and well drained. In September, 1881, he lost his house and contents by fire, but rebuilt on the same spot. Mr. Molden was married January 10, 1844, in Fayette County, Ind., to Miss Sarah J. Fielding. They have three children living - John Thomas, Layton T. and Sherman P. L., and seven deceased, four of whom were grown - James R. A., Alcesta, Eva C. and William S. Mr. Molden was troubled from the age of seventeen with white swelling, and in 1850 he was compelled to have his right lower limb amputated. He has been compelled for many years to walk with crutches. James Molden, the father of our subject, was a native of Virginia. and was born December 30, 1793; he was reared in Kentucky and Ohio, and was married, July 30, 1818, to Miss Mary Ludlow; he removed to Fayette County, Ind., in 1838, and nine years later located in Tipton County, and here resided until his death, which occurred September 5, 1874.

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


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