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