Samuel R. Giddens was born in Northamptonshire, England, in 1814, and came to the United States in 1837, and to St. Marys in 1839. Has served as overseer of the Miami Canal since 1844. In 1842 he married Jane Kirtin and has raised a family of four children. He has served as township trustee during a long period of years.



From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880