Biography of Levi M. Thomas
Hancock County, OH Biographies

LEVI M. THOMAS, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. North Baltimore, Wood County, was born in this county, October 13, 1839, son of Jacob and Rebecca (Edgington) Thomas, natives of Ohio, the former of Dutch descent, and the latter of Scotch and Welsh descent. Jacob Thomas, who was a farmer, came to this county and settled on a farm in Marion Township; was twice married, and reared a family of nine children, our subject being the third by the first wife. Levi M. Thomas was reared on the farm, received his education in the common school, and has made agriculture his business. He is the owner of 160 acres of land, on which he resides. Mr. Thomas is a man of more than ordinary nerve and energy, and when his right leg was broken by a tree falling upon it, he crawled from under the tree unaided, unhitched his team and rode home. At another time, while hunting in Michigan he climbed a tree, shot a deer, and while he was descending to secure his game, the tree fell, breaking his left leg. He made his way to the nearest housed, andthere, finding that he was many miles from any physician, he set the broken leg himself, and placing a box around it, came home. Our subject enlisted, in 1861, in Company G. Twenty first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was taken prisoner at the battle of Chickamauga and sent to Libby Prison, where he remained eight months. In 1809 Mr. Thomas was united in marriage with Mary C., daughter of William Wilson. and of Dutch descent. They have two children: Elsie E. and Jacob C. In politics Mr. Thomas is a Democrat. He has been trustee of Portage Township.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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