THOMAS C. KINCH, farmer, section 1, Barton Township, was born in Leicestershire, Eng., Oct. 3, 1838, and is a son of John and Sarah (Freeman) KInch. The parents were natives of England , and are both deceased.
Mr. Kinch set out in life with no aid but the patent necessity of securing a livlihood. At the age of seven years he was employed in gardening, and, true to the habits of his class and country, remained in that employ until he was 14 years of age. He then learned the baker's trade, and followed it in the city of Leicestershire 13 months, when he was apprenticed to a butcher and served two years. After that he was variously employed until 1856, when he came to the United States, and first found employment in Connecticut. He came thence to Ohio, where he was married, May 4, 1868, to Rhoda H., daughter of James and Jane (Gleed) Lewis. She was born May 4, 1842. Mr. and Mrs. Kinch have two children: JOhn L., born Jan. 27, 1869; and Fred, April 23, 1871.
Mr. Kinch is the owner of 280 acres of land, with 45 acres improved. He is a Republican in politics.