In the book, History of Delaware County and Ohio, Silas is a farmer and a stock raiser, He moved to Ohio with his family when he was 2 months old. He had for many years been a member of the M. E. Church, and, for twenty-two years, was class-leader, his house being a preaching point, and the home of the ministers; he was one of first school teachers to locate in the town-ship; he was many years township Justice of the Peace and Trustee, Clerk and filled other township offices, and, in his day, was one of the best-educated men in the town-ship. He remained at home until 22 years old, though for some two years before he ran his father’s and grandfather’s farms; when of age, he bought his grandfather’s farm, valued at $400, and for it he was to care for his grandparents until their death. On May 26, 1842, he married Rhoda Vandruff; they had two children––Lewellen, born May 21, 1843; Fernandez Lee, March 4, 1849 Rhoda died in May, 1853, and, in April, 1854, our subject married his second wife, Mahala Fairchilds; she died April 14, 1867, and, Sept. 21, 1867, he married his present wife, Philenia Wright; she was born April 10, 1840; they have three children––Roena D., born Oct. 1, 1868; John Q., Feb. 3, 1873, and Kellogg P., Nov. 20, 1875.
Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio, USA 
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