born in Ohio in 1826, is a son of George and Susan (Beatty) Markland. His parents
moved into Ohio, and about 1828-29 to this county, and located on Tapp's Ridge, Jefferson
Township, where they resided till the father's death, the eldest son, Allen Markland, still living on
part of the old farm. Our subject grew to manhood and resided with his parents till twenty-four
years old, his mother having died about 1830, his father marrying Mary Nelson. After maturity Mr. M.
farmed the home place for several years. He spent about eight years in flat-boating, and then
purchased 165 acres, his present farm, of James Taylor, Jr., adding sixty-five acres since.
He has since bought and sold produce, and done general farming. Mr. Markland was married, in
1855, to Rhoda Bliss, daughter of Levi Bliss, who came here from New York. By this union three
children are living: Emma, Charles and Phillip. Two others, Viola and Harriet, died. Mr. M. is a
member of the F. & A.M. at Vevay.