THOMAS H. RUMBAUGH, farmer, P.O. Ada, wa born in Allen County, Ohio, August 21, 1838, and is a son of John and Violet (Studivan) Rumbaugh, natives of Virginia and of German lineage. His youth was spent on a farm and he obtained an education from the common schools. In February, 1866, he was married to Elizabeth K. McClure, by whom he has had seven children-Ruth Ellen, born November 22, 1866; Joshua John, born August 16, 1868; Violet Rebecca, born October 31, 1870; Margaret Ann, born February 8, 1875; Jehu Jason, born October 15, 1877; Etta Polenia, born August 3, 1880, died October 7, 1881; and Merta May, born July 6, 1882. During the late war, Mr. Rumbaugh enlisted in the Twentieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in April 1861, served 100 days and re-enlisted August, 1862, in the Ninety-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he continued for three years. He participated in the following general engagements: Murfreesboro, Stone River, Chattanooga and Dalton. At Stone River, he was wounded in a skirmish, and was in hospital ten months, afte which he was sent to Prospect, Tenn., where he was shot in the right lung and confined again to the hospital for six months.
History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883