Biography of James A. Kile
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JAMES A. KILE, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1834, and, in 1839, came to Madison County, where he has since resided. He is the only surviving child of two children born to Enoch and Sarah (Needles) Kile, who were natives of Ohio, of English descent. His grandfather, James Kile, was a native of Kentucky, and became one of the first settlers of Jerome Township, Union County; he raised a family of eleven boys, none of whom weighed less than 190 pounds, and some weighing as much as 265 pounds; they were all temperate men for their day, most of them church members, and when our country's flag was assailed in 1861. seven of them took up arms in defense of the Government. Our subject is a man of about 230 pounds weight, well proportioned and one of the most successful farmers of the township. He is an extensive raiser and dealer in stock, and usually winters from 500 to 1,500 sheep, 150 to 2,000 hogs and 50 head of cattle, and sells on an average twelve horses per year. He was married, in 1856, to Mary Martin, a daughter of David Martin, and by her has five children, viz., the oldest, deceased; R. P., Fred, W. T. and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Bile are members of the M. E. Church. He is a Republican in politics, and owns 227 acres of land.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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