Biography of Thomas A. Maltbie
Allen County, OH Biographies

THOMAS A. MALTBIE, farmer. P. O. Lima. was born in Sidney, Ohio. January 19, 1845, son of Harrison and Nancy J. (Wilkinson) Maltbie, natives of Ohio. who settled in Shawnee Township, this county, in 1847. on the farm now occupied by Alexander McCoy, which Harrison Maitbie had cleared and improved and where he lived up to the spring of 1834. when he removed to Lafayette. Ohio, where he now resides. Our subject's father was four times married; his ürst wife was Susannah Dowling, of Lima, Ohio, by who, he had three children: Silas B., William F. and Margaret (Mrs. Alex. McCoy): his second wife was Nancy J. Wilkinson, by whom he had two children: James H. (deceased) and Thomas A.; his third wife was Emily J. Wilkinson, by whom he had one child: an infant daughter (deceased); and his fourth wife was Mrs. Ann Moore (nee Loughead). Our subject was reared in Shawnee Township, this county, from two years of age, and was educated in the common schools. He was in the late war of the Rebellion, having enlisted March 25, 1861, in Company D, Eighty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was in the battles of Resaca and Kenesaw Mountain, and in the Atlanta campaign. He was honorably discharged July 13, 1865, and returned home, where he engaged in farming on the old homestead, and here he remained until December, 1869, then located on the farm he now occupies, which he has cleared and improved. He was twice married, his first wife, to whom he was married December 16, 1869, being Ann M., daughter of Miles and Ann (Daniels) Langstaff, of Shawnee Township. this county, and the issue of this union is two children: Frank and Lizzie. His present wife, to whom he was married February 16, 1875, is Ella, daughter of David M. and Mary (Valentine) Breese. of Shawnee Township, this county. To this union has been born one child: Bertha B. Mr. and Mrs. Maltbie are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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