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    DAVID MANSON, an honored and highly esteemed citizen of Spring Creek Township, residing on a fine farm of eighty acres, located four miles east of Piqua, was born June 11, 1823, near Fletcher, Miami County, Ohio, and is a son of Martin and Catherine (Smith) Manson.

    Martin Manson was reared about one and a half miles east of Fletcher and was there engaged in agricultural pursuits throughout his entire life. He married Catherine Smith and they reared a family of five sons and three daughters, of whom three sons and one daughter reside in Kansas.

    David Manson, the subject of this record, grew to maturity on his father's farm near Fletcher, and attended the district schools of the township, also assisting his father with the work on the farm. He then located for a period of five years on a farm in Spring Creek Township, returning to the home place after the death of his parents. Later he purchased his present farm of eighty acres in Spring Creek Township, where he has since continued to reside. He has always followed general farming and stock buying, and has one of the best improved farms in the township, his fine brick residence, and that of Mr. Millhouse, being the only two modern brick dwellings in this section of the county.

    Mr. Manson was united in marriage with Elizabeth Covault, a daughter of Thomas Covault, of Miami County, and to them were born the following children: James Lewis, deceased; John H.; Harley; Memory; Catherine; Belle, deceased; Isa; and Rillie. Mrs. Manson died February 5, 1909. Mr. Manson is a Democrat in politics and served for thirteen years as trustee of Spring Creek Township.

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