JAMES MALICK, one of the substantial and representative farmers of Center township, was born in Clinton County,
Ohio, September 1, 1834, and is a son of Uriah and Chloe (Powell) Malice. He is a grandson of John and Mary (Todd)
Malick, who were residents of Hampshire County, Virginia, and a great grandson of Philip Malick, who was born October
9, 1736, and died May 5, 1797.
Uriah Malick came to Clinton County, Ohio, from Hampshire County, Virginia, and in the spring of 1846 moved to
Hardin County, Ohio, where he remained for one year. In September, 1847, he moved to Union township, Mercer County,
and located in section 26, removing in 1853 to Van Wert County, where he resided until 1866, when he settled in
Nebraska. Subsequently he traded his Western land for a farm in Arkansas, on which he passed the rest of his life.
Uriah Malick married Chloe Powell, a native of Hampshire County, Virginia, who was a daughter of Henry Powell,
who died at Norfolk, Virginia, in the War of 1812. Seven children were born to Uriah Malice and his wife, namely:
James; Mrs. Cynthia Upton, who died in Illinois; Mrs. Lucinda Thomas, who died at Willshire, Van Wert County, Ohio;
John, who lives in Wisconsin; Isma, who resides in Van Wert; Uriah, who lives in Bloomington, Nabrasea; and Mrs.
Elmira Bowker, who lived in Nebraska until her death.
James Malick spent his early boyhood days in Clinton County, Ohio, and when 13 years old accompanied his parents
to Union township, Mercer County, and later to Tully township, Van Wert County. In 1855 he returned to Union township,
where he lived until April, 1857, when he located in section To, Center township, where he now has 84 acres, and
has lived here continuously since, with the exception of two years when he was in the army. In June, 1863, he enlisted
in Company K, 88th Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., and was discharged July 4, 1865, during the greater part of the time having
been on guard duty. When Mr. Malick left his farm and gave his service to his country, he had but 12 acres of his
land cleared and lived in a log cabin. The latter has given way to a comfortable new house, and other improvements
have been made in the way of barns and other necessary out buildings.
Mr. Malick was married in March, 1857, to Matilda Patterson, who died in February, 1892, aged 55 years. Four children
were born to this union, namely: Mary Alice, widow of Frank Spicer; Isma, residing on the Mendon pike in Center
township, who married Nettie Copeland, and has six children; Annie, who married Rev. W. H. Poole, who is now located
at Alma, Illinois; Maggie C., who married Charles Halfhill, and lives near Mercer; and Addie L., who is a graduate
of the University of Michigan and also took a course in hospital work in Chicago, is a practicing physician at
Mr. Malick is a Republican politically, and has served in various township offices. In 1856 he joined an Odd Fellow
lodge which permitted its charter to lapse during the war, and he never become affiliated with any other body of
the order. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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