Thomas Darling wsa born in Hardy county, Virginia, November 7, 1799. His father brought the family to the Walhonding valley (near Warsaw) in 1806. The journey wsa made on horseback, the mother having an infant on the horse before her, and the little boy, thomas, holding on to her, as he rode behind.
His life was mainly given to farming. He was, however, a public-spirited citizen, and for a number of years served the county as a commissioner, the record of which service appears in another part of this volume. In later years, he was much interested in blooded cattle, and introduced some valuable stock into the valley in which he lived. He died December 27, 1874, being seventy-five years and about one month old.
He married Miss Demie Butler, and reared a considerable family; and his family connections enter largely into the social fabric of the Walhonding valley, as well as extending into other localities.
["Historical Collection of Coshocton County, Ohio 1764-1876" William E Hunt; Cincinnati, Robert Clark & CO: printers, 1876 — Submitted by FOFG]
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