Shelby County

R.M. Toland



R.M. Toland

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 749

    whose well improved farm lies one mile north of Anna, O., where he owns sixty-seven acres; situated in Dinsmore township, Shelby county, was born in this county, in 1844, and is a son of E. B. and Nancy Toland. E. B. Toland was born in Virginia, and his second wife, the mother of R. M. Toland, was a native of Ohio. By two marriages E. B. Toland became the father of fifteen children, the survivors of his first union being: John, Anna and Nancy, and of his second: Robert M., Alfred, George, James, Charles, Susanna and Martha. Prior to 1833
Mr. Toland followed farming Miami county, O., and afterward in Shelby county, where he spent the rest of his life. R. M. Toland worked on his father's farm until he was seventeen years of age and then enlisted for service in the Civil war and for three years performed every duty, dangerous or otherwise, that was assigned him. His first captain was J. C. Frey, of Sidney, O. and under his leadership Mr. Toland took part in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh and many others equally serious, and was honorably discharged. Since the close of his military service he has followed an agricultural life and is numbered with the prosperous farmers of Dinsmore township. Mr. Toland married Miss Hannah EIliott, a daughter of Samuel Elliott, and they
have four children: Nellie, Clarence, Claude and Virgil, all living at home except Clarence, who is a resident of Piqua, O. Mr. Toland and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In his political views he is a republican.

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