N. D. Ryland was born in Knox County, Ohio, February 19, 1846. His parents came to Ashland county about the year 1850, and bought a farm about a mile and a half south of Hayesville, where they remained until the fall of 1857, when they sold the farm and emigrated to Randolph county, Missouri. In the fall of 1861 they returned to Ohio, and bought a farm one mile south of Hayesville. The next spring he sold his farm and removed to the farm of James Ewing, and at the end of two years, bought a farm adjoining the one owned by N.D. Ryland, where they lived some ten years, when they concluded they would leave the farm, and try town life. They rented the farm and moved to Hayesville, where they now reside.
The subject of this sketch, N.D. Ryland was married April 6, 1871, to Eliza, daughter of John and Barbara Endinger, of Mohican Township. In 1874 they purchased the farm on which they now live. They have two children, one son and one daughter, Willis Howard, eight years old, and Effie Blanch, four years old. In politics Mr. Ryland is a Democrat, but is a man who does not allow politics to interfere with his business affairs or his association with neighbors. With the exception of running a threshing-machine four years, his whole time has been given to his farm.
Mr. And Mrs. Ryland are members of the Presbyterian Church in Hayesville. They have bright prospects before them, as both are young and hard workers, and are highly respected by the community in which they live.