HUNTINGTON CITY AND TOWNSHIP - 1887
DAVID STULTS, a worthy and honored citizen of Huntington Township, was born in Stark County, Ohio, March 10, 1817, being the fifth son born to John H. and Catharine Ann (Smith) Stults. He was reared up on his father's farm in his native county. He remained at home until the time of his marriage, which occurred October 1, 1846. The lady that became his wife was Mary Lichtwalter, who also was a native of Stark County, Ohio, born July 23, 1826. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary Lichtwalter, both natives of Pennsylvania, of German descent. Immediately after his marriage Mr. Stults located upon a farm of his own (which also was situated in Stark County, Ohio), and there he and his wife continued to reside until the union was broken by the latter's death, which occurred April 20, 1852. On the 12th of Febuary, 1854, he was married to Margaret Overholt. She was born in Holmes County, Ohio, November 12, 1832, being the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Cline) Overholt, with whom she went to Tuscarawas County, Ohio, while yet a young child, and when she was seven years old went with them to Stark County, Ohio, where she lived with her parents at the time of her marriage. In the spring of 1858, Mr. and Mrs. Stults came to this county and settled where they now reside, in Section 3, Huntington Township. The life occupation of Mr. Stults has been farming, in which he has been very successful. He and his first wife had born to them three children: John E., William P., and Mary C., of whom only the last is living. He and his present wife are the parents of nine children, as follows: Joseph O., Uriah H., Charles F., Cyrus D., Jemima B., Elmer E., Ida M., Laura L. and Alice J. Of these Joseph O. and Jemima B. are deceased. Our subject and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics Mr. Stults formerly affiliated with the Whig party, casting his first presidential vote for Gen. Harrison, in 1840. Since 1856 he has ardently supported the principles of the Republican party. He has been an industrious farmer, adn though he began life poor, through industry and ecomony he has accumulated considerable property. After providing each of his eight children with a good home, he has a handsome farm of 160 acres left for himself, where he and his wife are spending the decline of life in a quiet, happy way.