Biography of Stephen Hildreth
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

STEPHEN HILDRETH was born in Dutchess County, New York, September 17, 1797. He was the son of David and Abigail (Toppan) Hildreth. His brother James was in the war of 1812. Mr. Hildreth received a common school education, and remained at home till his marriage to Mtss Hannah Gernea in 1820. They had three children, two living, David and Mary. Susan died aged seven years. His first wife died about 1830, aged thirty three. March 12, 1839, he married Miss Jane C. Mills, daughter of William P. and Anna (Powell) Mills, natives of New York, and of English extraction. Mr. and Mrs. Mills were the parents of eight children, five living; Joseph W., Jane C., Draton O., Charles H. and Edwin D, Alonzo W., Mary A. and Roderick R. are deceased. The mother died October 9, 1865, aged eventy six years. Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth are the parents of five children, four living, William J., born March 28, 1840; Julia C., August 1, 1842; Emily A., February 1, 1857; Alvina J., January 2, 1860. They removed to this county in 1844, settling near where they now reside, purchasing eighty acres of forest land. Before the war Mr. Hildreth was a Democrat, but since a strong Republican. Himself and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, and among the oldest and most highly respected citizens of their neighborhood. The former is in his eighty seventh year, and is still able to do much light outdoor work. Mrs. Hildreth, born March 12, 1818, is still living in excellent health.

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

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