David  Maple

                David Maple  is the fourth son born to  David and  Frances (Gore) Maple, natives of Virginia, and of German and English descent.  His father came to Indiana and purchased a farm in Shelby County, and is at present living near Shelbyville.  His parents had eight children, all of whom are yet living:  Martha,  Nerva,  John W.,  Emily,  Melvin,  William,  David  and  Missouri.  The subject of the sketch was born December 23, 1855; was reared upon a farm and received a common school education.  He remained at home until November 1, 1877, when he was married to  Mary C. Lee, born January 1,1859, daughter of  James F. and  Liza A. Lee, of Shelby County.  Mr. Maple engaged in farming in Shelby County until August, 1882, when he came to Howard County and purchased forty acres in Centre Township, two miles northwest of Tampico, and it is here he now resides on a good farm with all necessary improvements.  Mr. and Mrs. Maple have two children:  Nora, born September 11, 1078, and  Celesta, born October 17, 1880.  Mr. Maple is an active supporter of the Republican party, having cast his first ballot in 1876 for R. B. Hayes.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana, "Centre Township,"  F.A. Battey & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1883
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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