Biography of David B. Hildreth
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

DAVID B. HILDRETH, born in Fulton County, N. Y., October 15, 1830, is the son of Stephen and Hannah (Gernea) Hildreth, natives of New York (see Stephen Hildreth's sketch). Mr. Hildreth was educated in the common schools and at twenty one, began work for himself, engaging in daily labor and farming till 1853. In September of that year he married Miss Sarah A. Thomas, daughter of David Thomas. She died July 23, 1859, leaving one child, James A. He married again, Sarah S. Kirby; she died leaving four children; Charles, Lizzie J., Mary A. and Sarah S. June 14, 1876, he married Miss Kezie Davis, daughter of Robert Davis. In 1853, Mr. Hildreth bought twenty four acres of land in Marseilles Township to which he has added by subsequent purchases till he now owns 160 acres, valued at $60 per acre. He owns also his town residence and four other town lots. He was in the United States service, Company B, One Hundred and Forty fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving four months, being engaged in the battle of Frederick City,. and receiving an honorable discharge. His grandfather Hildreth was forced to work on the British forts of Long Island when a boy. His matcrnal grandfather was in several fights with the Indians, at one time only he and a comrade escaping. In politics Mr. Hildreth is a temperance Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hildreth began life a poor boy and has accumulated a handsome property by his industry and economy.

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

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