Biography of Marshall Atmur
Allen County, OH Biographies





MARSHALL ATMUR, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Harrison County, W. Va. November 29, 1828, son of Levi and Louisa (Marshall) Atmur, natives of Virginia. Our subject was reared and educated in Champaign County, Ohio, where his parents had settled in 1834, when he was but six years of age. In 1847 they came to Allen County, locating in Perry Township, where they cleared and improved a farm, and lived and died. They had a family of twelve children: Marshall, Mary A. (wife of Nelson McPheron), Ravena (deceased), Jesse H., Elizabeth (wife of George French), Lucy (wife of George Williams), Matthias, Emma (wife of E. W. Parker), William, Martha (deceased), Eliza (wife of C. Aidridge), Harriet (wife of Reuben Meeley). Our subject lived with his parents until twenty five years of age. In 1854 he located on forty acres of land in Bath Township, which he cleared and improved, and here he lived ten years. In 1864 he settled on the farm he now occupies, a part of which he also cleared, on which he erected all the bui]dings. He was in the late war of the Rebellion, serving 100 days in Company F, One Hundred and Fifty third Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was at Georgetown Heights when the rebels raided Washington, and was honorably discharged at expiration of time. Mr. Atmur was married September 8, 1853, to Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Gottwald) Hoffman, of Lima. and formerly of Pennsylvania. The issue of this union was eight children, of whom but two survive: Miner A. and Clarence H. Our subject's paternal grandfather, John Marshall, was a native of Virginia, and among the earv settlers of Perry Township. Mr. Atmur is a leading farmer of Bath Township. In politics he is a Republican.

From:
History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1885


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