Russell B. Converse, farmer, P. O. Plain City, was born in Darby Township January 15, 1828, and is a son of Charles and Phebe (Norton) Converse, natives of Virginia, of English descent. Our subject was reared on a farm and received his education in the country schools. He has been a farmer and stock-raiser all his life, and has met with success in most of his undertakings. In 1849, he married Anna Lombard, a native of Kentucky, and a daughter of Jesse Lombard. This union has been blessed with four children, viz., Amelius K., deceased; James L., Elmer E. and Charles D. Mr. and Mrs. Converse are members of the Universalist Church, in which he is a Deacon and Trustee. He has helped to build six churches in his day. He is a Republican in politics, and has been Trustee and Treasurer of the township. He now owns a fine farm of 385 acres.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]