LAFAYETTE TUTTLE, born 22-Oct-1797 in Sunderland, MA;
Biographical Note, below.
Married 1819 in Portage County, OH, to Rebecca
Children of Lafayette & Rebecca:
Biographical Note, "History of Portage County, Ohio", 1885:
"LAFAYETTE TUTTLE, an early pioneer of the town of Edinburg, was born in Massachusetts in 1797, the third son of John Tuttle by first wife. He came with his parents to Palmyra, Portage Co., Ohio, when but seven years old. He was married in after years to Rebecca White, of Pennsylvania, and settled in the northeast corner of Edinburg. He was a blacksmith by trade, and being raised in Ohio when it was a dense forest, commenced life with an iron will to overcome all the obstacles which an early pioneer had to endure. The first district school in that quarter of town was taught by a Miss Emla Wilcok, of Deerfield, in the year 1826, the school being held in a small blacksmith shop owned by Lafayette Tuttle. He died at the age of fifty-two years, being then the owner of a large farm of about 300 acres of land, on which he had erected a sawmill and grist-mill on the banks of the stream known as Silver Creek.
"Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Tuttle were both members of the Methodist Church. They reared a family of nine children, six boys and three girls, most of whom have gone West to partake the joys and sorrows of pioneer life. Hiram Tuttle is now the only one of the family residing in Edinburg Township, born November 3, 1832. He was married September 22, 1854, to N. Margaret McCombs, born in Pennsylvania in 1835, daughter of John and Nancy McCombs, who settled in this county in a very early day and remained until the fathers death. His widow resides with her son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle have two children: Ellen A., wife of Nathan I. Thompson, and Arthur H. Mr. Tuttle is a carpenter and joiner by trade, but has engaged in farming for several years and owns eighty acres of land where he and his family reside. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."
Listed in the U.S. Census of 1830 for Edinburg, Portage County, OH:
Listed in U.S. Census of 1840 for Edinburg, Portage County, OH:
Listed in U.S. Census of 1850 for Edinburg, Portage County, OH: