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    N. W. CADY

    N. W. CADY, a veteran of the Civil War and for many years a leading educator in Eastern Ohio, who now lives retired in his pleasant home on West Market Street, Troy, was born in 1837, in Morrow County, Ohio, where be was reared and educated. His first self-supporting occupation was teaching, which he followed for three years in the Morrow County Schools, and subsequently for the same length of time in those of Champaign County. He was teaching in the St. Paris school when the first gun was fired in the Civil War and he was the first volunteer from St. Paris in the three months service.

    In 1861 he enlisted for three years, becoming a member of Company I, Forty-second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having Col. James A. Garfield Commanding, and during the three and one half years of hard service he took part in the following serious and decisive battles: Middle Creek, Kentucky; Chickasaw Bayou, Black. River; Arkansas Post, Arkansas; Thompson Hill, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, Jackson and Opelousas, Louisiana, together with many minor engagements. Mr. Cady served as sergeant of his company and although, he was ever at the post of duty he survived all the dangers of camp and field and returned safely to his home after being mustered out in 1864.

    Mr. Cady came then to Miami County and engaged in teaching, and spent fully twelve years in educating work in Miami and Champaign Counties, a part of the time being superintendent of the township schools. In 1896 he took up his residence at his present location in Troy, his pleasant home being so situated that he can enjoy the benefits of city life with a rural environment.

    In 1861 Mr. Cady was married to Miss Anna Mott, who was born in Miami County. Her father, Josiah Mott, was born in Warren County, Ohio, and came to Miami County when a young man. Mr. and Mrs. Cady have six children, all daughters and all ladies of culture and high educational attainment, namely: Zella, who has been successful in educational work for some twenty-three years; Nettie, who was a teacher for four years prior to her marriage to Elwood French of Oklahoma; Mary, who is the wife of Charles Armstrong of Marysville; Harriet, who taught school eight years before she married Frank French, a resident of Texas; Alice, who taught for seven years and then married Joseph H. Levering of Miami County; and Elfie, who is teaching her third year in the Miami County schools.

    Mr. Cady has been an active citizen, taking an earnest interest in public affairs and lending his influence to all that has served to uplift the community. He has served as a justice of the peace and as assessor. He belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic, and is a member of the Universalist Church.

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