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Twiddy - Thomas

Source: 1880 H. W. Beckwith History of Fountain County, Indiana
Thomas TWIDDY, farmer, Pleasant Hill, Montgomery Co IN was b. in Perquimons Co, NC about 1811. Not far from 1830 he emigrated to Wayne Co, IN and worked for Exum PALIN . In 1836, the latter removed to this township, and Mr. Twiddy came with him and worked for him the first year. The next season he hired out to Mr. M. and the third year returned and rented Mr. Palin's farm. At the time, he left North Carolina his father also came, and brought his family. The first two years after their arrival, both he and his father were in the employ of Mr. Palin, and then he hired for a term of 3 years for $100. His father's family came to Richland Twp. in the latter part of the year after his removal to this place. He worked for Mr. Palin altogether seven years. Soon after settling here, Mr. Twiddy bought two small tracts of land on the head of TR aggregating forty acres. In 1840 he sold these and purchased 76 acres where he now lives; and from that time until the present he has steadily increased his homestead by small purchases; and his landed estate amounts at this time to 537 acres, 150 being timber. In view of his beginning and the handsome property he has made, it is unnecessary to add that he has been a hard working man and good economist. He married Phebe Ann OLIVER Jan 9, 1853. She was born Aug 1, 1825. Following is the record of their children: Sylvester, b. Dec 29, 1853; Marion, Dec 31, 1855, killed by a falling limb while coon hunting Dec. 15, 1874; John Isaac, Jan 3, 1858, died July 14, 1880; Mary Maria, June 16, 1860 wife of Henry SHULTZ ; Charles Thomas, Dec 17, 1862; George Washington, July 7, 1866; and Lucy Ann, March 27, 1869. Mr. Twiddy is a staunch and enthusiastic Republican.

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