Biography of Elias Arnold
Salem Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

ELIAS ARNOLD was born in Knox County, Ohio, July 24,1820. His parents, Elias and Rachel (Pain) Arnold, were natives of Maryland, and settled in Knox County in 1815. Being driven out by the Indians about two years later, they returned in 1819 and purchased land, rearing a family of fourteen children. Elias, the second son, was married May 31, 1850, to Ann Laugsdon, of Knox County, native of Maryland, and ten children resulted from this union, namely: Sarah C., William, Leo, Romaous, Mary E., Anna, Aiphonses L., Augusta, John F. and James B. Sarah C., Leo and Mary E. are deceased. In October, 1856, Mr. Arnold settled in Salem Township, where he purchased eighty acres of land at about $8 per acre; cleared and improved this and now values it at $70 per acre. He raises various kinds of farm products, always keeping the best grades of stock. In politics, Mr. Arnold is a Democrat; himself and wife are members of the Catholic Church.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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