Source: Historical Hand Atlas History of Wells County, Indiana Published 1881 IR 917.727 Hi Page 223
William M. Rhoby son of John and Hannah (Chesterson) Rhoby, was born in Montgomery County, Indiana, in the year 1833. He is a resident of Chester township, and engaged in farming. In 1867 he settled in Wells county; was married December 30, 1850, in Howard county, to Martha E. Gilbert.
Their children are: John William, born April 23, 1857, deceased; James A., October 30, 1858; Sarah M., January 12, 1861; Hannah M., August 3, 1863, deceased; Paul B., June 5, 1865; Elsie, June 12, 1868; Amity, May 14, 1871; Samuel, March 9, 1874. Mrs. Gilbert is a daughter of Elijah and Mary A. (Ridgeway) Gilbert. She was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, February 6, 1837. three of her brothers served in the war of 1861. John Rhoby, brother of William M., was also a soldier of the late war; was discharged in 1865. Address, Mount Zion. Typed by Kathy Davis