Biography of Gibson A. Maffett
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GIBSON A. MAFFETT, farmer, is a native of Crane Township. born March. 8, 1851, son of David and Louisiana (Arnold) Maffett, the former a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., and the latter of Ashland County, Ohio. They reared a family of six children, all living at the present time. Gibson Maffett obtained the rudiments of an education in the district schools, completing his studies in the Northwestern Normal school at Republic, Ohio, graduating from that institution in the scientific class of 1873. He engaged in teaching at the age of nineteen, and continued this work at intervals in connection with his agricultural pursuits until 1880. He was married, February 12, 1879, to Malissa Gregg, daughter of Andrew and Eliza (Lemert) Gregg, natives of Jefferson and Coshocton Counties respectively, and of Irish and French parentage. She was born in Tymochtee Township August 22, 1851, and graduated from the Normal School of Republic in the same class with her husband in 1873. She engaged in the pedagogic profession at the age of sixteen, and continued in the work about eleven years. Mr. and Mrs. Maffett have but one child, Monte Grace, born December 10, 1879. After his marriage, Mr. M. purchased the farm of 115 acres, where he now resides. He has a desirable location, and devotes his entire attention to agricultural pursuits, valuing his land at $90 per acre.

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


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