From "RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FIRELANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY HELD IN THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH AT NORWALK, OHIO. OCTOBER 23. 1901. 10 A. M." as published in The Firelands Pioneer (Norwalk, Ohio: The Laning Company, 1902). Chapter entitled "Obituaries" --
Barkdull, Rev. Thomas, was the youngest son of Joseph and Mary Barkdull and was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 24, 1813. In 1834 he attended school in the Norwalk Seminary, and in the same year was licensed to exhort, and was admitted to the Ohio Conference (Methodist) the next year and began preaching at Elyria, Ohio. In 1836 he was married to Miss Caroline Hendry, of Elyria. In 1837 he moved to Clarksfield and lived a year or so, then had the following appointments : Sandusky, Mt. Vernon, Ashland, Wooster, Canal Dover, Norwalk and Milan (1845), Maumee, Tiffin, Wooster, Plymouth, Shelby, Elyria, Cleveland. He died in Mt. Vernon in 1869.
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