L. D. Converse, farmer, P. O. Plain City, was born in Darby Township January 31, 1826. He is a brother of Dr. J. Converse, whose sketch appears in this work. He attended the common schools and had the advantages of a select school taught in the vicinity. He remained on a farm until he reached his majority, when be commenced teaching school. He was married, in 1851, to Laura Thomas, a native of Champaign County and a daughter of A. H. Thomas. They have four children, viz., Marcia L., J. L. H., Carrie C., Pearl D. and Ruby N. Mr. and Mrs. Converse are members of the M. E. Church. in which he has been a Class-Leader. Steward and Trustee, and an active worker in the Sunday school. He is a member of the Greenback party in politics. In 1845, he was elected Lieutenant of the First Squadron, First Brigade, Thirtieth Division, Ohio State Militia. He is an active worker in the cause of education, and has served as a School Director for some time.

 

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