1883 Jasper County Indiana Biographies

1883 Jasper County Biographies



Charles Rhoades, eldest child of Rufus and Tabitha (Reynolds) Roades, was born at Winslow, Kennebee Co., Me., in 1813. His father, Rufus Rhoades, was born in Massachusetts, and married in Winslow, Me., where he reared a family, and died in 1873. Charles was reared and educated in his native county, and married Miss Mary Ann Duren, who was born in 1814. They reared seven children, all living except two. Their names were William, Charles (killed at Cheat Mountain in the late war, and was a musician), Marshall D. (all members of the same regiment), Amanda, Edward, Caroline, and one who died in infancy. Our subject came to Indiana twenty-eight years ago, to attend to business for Charles DeLaney, a large land owner here. He started a harness shop, a trade at which he had worked from his fifteenth year. He and his son William are associated in business. They sell harness, robes, whips, organs, sewing machines, and have one of the best stores in the town. William graduated at Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College, and taught two terms in the Union School at Lockport. He enlisted in the Ninth Indiana Infantry for three months, and again joined the same regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant, and also served as Adjutant. He was married in 1865 to Miss Fannie O. York, of Indianapolis, daughter of John T. and Susan (Howard) York.

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James Ritchey was born in Erie County, Penn., June 6, 1804. When nine years old, he was brought by his parents to Butler County, Ohio, where he was reared and educated. He afterward studied medicine, and attended the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati. In 1829, he located at Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., where he remained until 1865, when he came to this county and purchased 400 acres. November 2, 1829, he married Miss Sarah, daughter of William Vanhise, who died in 1881, leaving one son - Leander. His second marriage was to Miss Louisa A. Huntington, who died in 1849, leaving four children - Emily, Angeline, Louisa and Clara. His third marriage was to Mrs. Catherine Williams, at Franklin, with the following issue: Omar C., Kate, Ella, Anna and Irene. The father of our subject, John Ritchey, was a native of Pensylvania, where he practiced medicine, and married Mary Cooney. Their children were James, Jane, Samuel W., Powers, John, Lucinda, Clarinda, Lawrence P., Louisa, Andrew J. and Sarah. James Ritchey was elected to the Legislature from Johnson County in 1840, by the Democrats; was two years in the House and three in the Senate, and was chairman of educational affairs; was the first to make a report favorable to the Insane Hospital at Indianapolis; was a delegate to the National Conventions that nominated Polk, Lincoln and Fremont; was a Cass elector, for whom he stumped the State, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1851. He is now a Liberal Republican, refined in manner and affable in intercourse.

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Joseph Robinson was born in New York January 2, 1815, and is the son of Edward and Martha (Capron) Robinson, natives of Rhode Island. Edward Robinson removed to Washington County, Ohio, where he married, and subsequently went to Medina County, then to Summit County, where he died in 1834, aged forty-nine years. He had the following children: Welcome, Jedediah, Simeon, Orlan, John, Daniel, Barton, Lydia, Rosalind and Joseph. Our subject worked in Ohio as a cooper, also farmed in Summit County, and then bought sixty-seven acres at Montrose. In 1837, he married Miss Gretta, born September 8, 1818, a native of Susquehanna County, Penn., and daughter of Levi and Waitsell Aldrich, both natives of New Hampshire, and parents of six children. The marriage of Joseph resulted in a family of five: Charles L., born July 29, 1838, killed at Port Republic June 9, 1862; he was a member of the Twenty-ninth Ohio Regiment; Jane M., born July 3, 1840; George M., Sheriff of this county in 1876, re-elected in 1878, and Auditor in 1882; he married, in 1868, Miss Mary E. Catt, with a result of eight children; Oliver P., born December 7, 1845, and Deputy Sheriff for seven years; and Welcome Dewitt, born October 16, 1848. Mr. Robinson came to this county in 1864, and purchased 100 acres, on which he now resides. In 1882, Mrs. Robinson, at the age of sixty-four, wove more than 800 years of carpet.

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Francis J. Sears was born in Connecticut September 15, 1827, and is a son of Elijah C. and Ann B. (Hill) Sears, both natives of Connecticut. Elijah C. Sears was born June 23, 1805, and was a farmer. His wife, a daughter of David Hill, a native of Connecticut, was born in 1807, and died in 1860. Both were members of the Baptist Church. Francis J. Sears was reared and educated in Orleans County, N.Y. In May, 1846, he came to McHenry County, Ill., and in 1849 moved to Warren County, Ind., and taught several terms of school. In 1855, he opened a grocery store in Rainsville, and in 1859 moved to Milford, Ill., where he continued merchandising. In 1860, he took a partner, and opened a dry goods store at Watseka, Ill., remaining there nine years. During that time he was three times Township Trustee, also Supervisor of Middleport Township, and Overseer of County Farm. In 1869, he and partner sold, moved to Chicago, and opened a wholesale store on Lake street, where they remained until October 9, 1871, when all the hard earnings of twenty-two years were swept by fire. In 1872, Mr. Sears went to Clinton, Iowa, opened a dry good store, and stayed there two years; then came to Rensselaer, and was in the dry goods business until 1879, when he sold to John Purcupile, and opened a furniture and carpet store. Mr. Sears has served two terms in the Town Council, and is now County Coroner. He was married, January 1, 1848 to Mary J. Denney, who died July 29, 1850, leaving two girls - Mary F.J. and Sarah Ann; the latter died September 17, 1850. July 3, 1855, he married Mattie J. Freeman, who died December 3, 1871, leaving four children - Willie E., Charlie G., Hattie and Sallie; the two girls are deceased. August 12, 1872, Mr. Sears married Arabelle Coats, widow of J.W. Coats. By this union there was one child, born February 2, 1880, died August 21, 1882.

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George Sigler was born in Lake County, Ind., in 1840. His father, Samuel Sigler, a native of Maryland, was born February 13, 1816, the third of eight children born to Samuel and Nancy (Taylor) Sigler. Samuel Sigler, Sr., was a merchant, and later a reed-maker, and of Dutch descent. His father (great- grandfather of subject), Adam Sigler, was for fifty years a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Samuel, Jr., at the age of six years, went with his parents to Clarksville, Va., and in 1834 the family settled in Elkhart County, Ind., near Goshen, and three years later on 160 acres of land in Hobart Township, Lake County. March 21, 1837, Samuel married Nancy Stockdale, a native of Washington County, Penn., by whom he had four children - Mrs. Margaret A. Arnold, George, Mrs. Eliza Willey and John N. In 1859, he located at Wheeler, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1866, he was appointed Postmaster, succeeding his son George. Mr. Sigler has been a successful man. Besides town property, he owns sixty-five acres near Wheeler. He is a Republican, an active temperance advocate, and during the war was a member of the Union League. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which he has been identified for forty years. George Sigler came to this county March 1, 1869, and was married in 1864 to Miss Jane Willey. They have two children - Annie and Joseph. Mr. Sigler is a member of the firm of Willey & Sigler (Trade Palace); they have a fine store and are doing a good business.

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C.D. Stackhouse was born in Butler County, Ohio, in 1828. The Stackhouses (two brothers) came to America from Wales, and settled near Philadelphia, where they married Dutch women, and where the father of our subject was born. He emigrated from Kentucky to Ohio in the early days, and there ended his life. In 1852, C.D. Stackhouse married Delilah Obenchain, which marriage was productive of two children, a boy and a girl. Mrs. Stackhouse died in 1856, whereupon our subject married Jane Obenchain, sister of his former wife. To these nuptials were born eight children - Alice, Venrick, Milroy, Clara Elizabeth, Byron, Willard, Lucy and George. Mr. Stackhouse came to this county in 1851, and purchased 120 acres near where he now resides, on which land was an abandoned log cabin. His first settlement in the State, however, was in Montgomery County, at a period when game and wild cats were alike abundant. Mr. Stackhouse is a good farmer, a generous, clear- headed gentleman, and has a fine farm and residence.

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Charles C. Starr, merchant, is a native of Tippecanoe County, Ind., was born October 6, 1840, and is a son of Henry and Lydia P. (Webb) Starr, the former a native of Botetourt County, Va. Henry Starr was an early settler of Tippecanoe County, where he died when our subject was six years. Old. Charles C. Starr attended the common school, and afterward a high school in Bartholomew County. After working some time on the home farm, he clerked for Mr. Austin. In 1861, he enlisted in the Eight-seventh Indiana Volunteers, but by reason of sickness was discharged ater six months' service. After his return, he became a partner with Mr. Austin, under the firm name of Austin & Starr; this partnership continued one year. In 1863, he married Lucy C. Warner, who died in 1879; he was next married in August, 1881, to Miss Emma E. Rhoades, with an issue of one child, Ferne. In 1864, Mr. Starr engaged in business alone, and now continues the same, with a stock valued at form $5000 to $7000, and does a yearly business of from $25,000 to $35,000.

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Simon P. Thompson, counselor at law, was born in Hancock County, Ohio, May 8, 1838, and is a son of David M. and Eliza (McCoy) Thompson, the former a native of Virginia, the latter of Columbiana County, Ohio. Our subject began attending school when four years of age, and began teaching at the age of fifteen; he afterward attended an academy for one term, and Otterbein University one year, and graduated at the Southwest Normal School in 1859; he is also a graduate of the School of Law at Ann Arbor, Mich. While a student, the recent civil war was inaugurated, and he enlisted, but did not serve; but afterward taught school in Rensselaer, and has served three terms as School Exminer. In 1872, he was made Prosecuting Attorney of this circuit for four years. In 1876, and again in 1880, he was a candidate for the nomination at the Congressional Convention, and since that time has been engaged in the practice of his profession, in which he holds a prominent rank.

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Norman Warner was born in Rush County, Ind., March 15, 1833; he is the son of Daniel K. and Elizabeth (Phillips) Warner, the former a native of Connecticut, the latter of Ohio. Daniel K. went to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1843, and was married in Rush County, Ind., and reared the following children: Norman, Martin, John, Marshall, Chauncey, William, Sarah, Lucy and Elizabeth. He was a carriage-maker by trade, and carried on the business in Cincinnati until his return to his native State. In 1849, he went to California. Norman commenced learning carriage-making in Cincinnati, and finished at LaFayette, Ind. February 24, 1857, he came to this county, started a small shop and married Miss Josephine, a daughter of Daniel Grant. They reared three boys - D.G., Norman Hale and Charles C. The two first named are with their father in the hardware business. Charles is a student at Greencastle. Mr. Warner is the leading hardware merchant in the town, and is doing a fine business, having begun the same in 1872; he has worked his way up from nothing, and is much liked by his fellow citizens.

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Marshall P. Warner was born in the month of April, and the year 1839; his father, Daniel Warner, was born in the year 1806, and removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1841. In 1849, he went to California, but afterward returned to the State and came to Rensselaer, where he died in 1836, his first settlement in this State was in Rush County, whence he removed to Connecticut, thence to Cincinnati, and thence to California. Our subject, Marshall P. Warner, was brought to Rensselaer when six years old, where he was brought up. In 1859, he removed to Colorado, but returned in 1872, went back in 1874, and returned to Rensselaer finally in 1881, where he is located and engaged in the grocery business. Mr. Warner is an agreeable gentleman, a successful merchant and estimable citizen.

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I.B. Washburn MD is a son of Moses L. and Susanna (Brown) Washburn, natives of Ohio, the former born in Brown County, April 2, 1815, the latter in Preble County in 1814; she was daughter of Mercer Brown. Dr. Washburn was born in Cass County, Ind., in 1838; was reared on his father's farm, trained in the county school, and later sent to Franklin College, Ind., where he took a scientific course. On leaving college in 1857, he taught school in Fulton and Pulaski Counties during winter and worked at farming during summer. In March, 1858, he began reading medicine with Dr. Thomas, of Cass County, with whom he remained two years; afterward read with Prof. Powell, of Chicago, for a time, and attended two courses of lectures at Rush Medical College, from which he graduated January 2, 1861, as third in a class of thirty-six. In November, 1862, he enlisted in the Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteers, and was detailed for field hospital service; in December, he was made Assistant Surgeon, and one year later appointed Surgeon. After his discharge, December 28, 1864, he located at Star City, Ind. In 1870, he wa elected to the House of Representatives from Pulaski, Jasper and Newton Counties. In 1873, he resumed practice at Logansport, and remained until November 1, 1877, when he removed to Rensselaer and was at once appointed County Physician. He was made a Mason in 1865, and an Odd Fellow in1861. He is a Republican, and a member of the Christian Church. Dr. Washburn was married July, 1864, to Mattie A., daughter of G.B. and Mary (Beckley) Moore. Dr. Washburn's paternal grandfather was from Scotland, settled in New Jersey, and later removed to Virginia and Kentucky; his maternal grandfather was from Wales, and lived some time in Georgia.

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Henry H. Watson was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., in the year 1840, and is a son of Charles M. and Amanda (Babcock) Watson, the former a native of Virginia, born in 1808.At the age of nine years, he moved with his parents to Wabash, and later to Jasper County, where he was reared to the plow. On the 11th of August, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Col. Hammond, and served three years. He was in the Lexington campaign, in the pursuit of Gen. Hood, in all the battles of Atlanta, and with Gen. Sherman in his march through the State of Georgia. In 1879, he married Mary Shortridge, by which union they had seven children - Dee, Daisy, Bernice, Frank, Harry, Lizzie, Amanda and Charles. Mr. Watson has a productive and well improved farm, and is a worthy man and esteemed citizen.

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James Welsh was born in 1835, and in 1865 married Miss Mary, daughter of Dr. Samuel W. Ritchey, to which union succeeded two children - Carrie A., born 1867, and George H., born 1875. Benjamin Welsh, father of our subject, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., in 1796. In 1821, in Adams County, Ohio, he married Mary Moore, born in Pennsylvania May 3, 1795. Mr. and Mrs. Welsh had the following children, beside James, our subject: Nancy, born in 1822; Henry, born in 1828, and Rhoda, born in 1832. Mr. Welsh was by trade a millwright, and built the first cotton-gin in Arkansas; he also traveled through the West as a surveyor. In 1834, he moved to Tippecanoe County, in company with others, one of whom, John Compton, was a brother-in-law. After six years, Mr. Welsh removed to this county, and purchased 720 acres of land. Prior to 1852, he was elected County Commissioner and Probate Judge; he was also elected County Surveyor. His daughter Mary was the first person to be buried in the Welsh Graveyard in 1840, and for whom the cemetery was named. During the period of his service as Surveyor, his son James was Deputy, and was afterward appointed to that office. He has also served as Assessor and Ditch Commissioner.

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G.M. Wilcox was born in Muskigum County, Ohio, in 1847, and is a son of Jesse and Eveline Wilcox, the former a native of Pennsylvania, the latter of Ohio. Jesse Wilcox moved to Ohio with his parents many years ago, and purchased eighty acres; this he sold, and in 1854 came to this county and purchased 245 acres, which he yet owns. Mrs. Wilcox died in 1863. They had eleven children - Martha, Lewis, Jacob R., Josiah, Charles, G. M., Abner C., Zebedee, Mary, Mahala and Jehu. Lewis was a member of the Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteers, and was killed at Iuka. G.M. Wilcox was reared and educated in this county, was a soldier of the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Indiana Regiment, and was married, in 1874, to Lucy Busey, from which union descended three children - Ferry, Louis and Treaver. He opened a store at Surrey May 10, 1882. Mrs. Wilcox's parents were prominent settlers of Indiana. Her father, S. A. J. Busey, was a native of Kentucky, and married America King. They lived for a long time in the south part of what is now Miami County. During the land sales, he purchased land fourteen miles south of Peru, then the principal trading point for the Indians, where he lived until 1860, when he removed to this county. He had the following family: William H., Samuel Greenburg, John Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Mary Catharine, Lucy A., and Sarah Jane. Mr. Busey died in 1866, and Mrs. Busey in 1852.

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Harvey W. Wood is a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, was born in 1838, and there reared as a farmer. His parents were John and Salome (Rasor) Wood. The family is of French and English descent. John Wood was born in 1804, and in 1827, emigrated from Virginia to Ohio on horseback, where he bought land, married and reared the following family: Elizabeth, Sarah A., Aldeva, Eli H., H. W., Mary M., J.H., Amanda J., Clara H., Malissa E., Clayton, Charles W., Loretta and Justina. Mr. Wood died in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1871. Mrs. Wood's father, Daniel Rasor, was a man of wealth and influence, and once owned much valuable mill and other property near Dayton. He was the parent of ten children - Daniel, Salome, Susan, Elizabeth, David, Jacob, John, Abraham, Christina and Maria. Mrs. Wood now resides with the subject of this sketch. Harvey W. Wood was married, in 1871, to Mary C., daughter of Mordecai and Caroline (Sampson) Crocket, as a result of which were four children - John P., Mabel, Van M. and Harvey. Mr. Wood was in the Ninety-third Ohio Regiment during the last war, and was wounded at Chickamauga; his brother, I. H. Wood, was also in said regiment. Mr. Wood is a Republican, has been County Clerk and Treasurer, and is the owner of one of the best farms in this county.

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Willis J. Wright was born in 1814, in what was then Union County, Ind. His father, Charles G. Wright, a native of North Carolina, moved hither in a wagon when a boy, where his father located on and entered land, which he improved and sold in 1830, at which time he removed to White County and purchased sixty acres. Charles G. Wright was married in the then Territory about the year 1808, and reared the following family: Jane, Andrew W., Willis J., James M. and Elizabeth A., of whom all except our subject and Elizabeth are deceased. In 1832, Mr. C. G. Wright came to this county and established a trading post at Rensselaer, where he died December 22, 1843. Willis J. Wright was reared a farmer's boy, and when fourteen apprenticed to learn the carpentering, which he followed for many years, and made the first frame house made in Rensselaer. In 1845, he married Miss Minerva Ferris, to which marriage were granted five children - Charles P., Truet P., Mattie M. and Mellie M. (twins) and Elizabeth. Mr. Wright served as Sheriff from 1855 to 1862 and was an efficient officer. His oldest son, Charles P., was a soldier of the Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteers during the late war, and served about two years. He and one George Morgan were among the youngest soldiers in the service.

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D.H. Yeoman is a son of Joseph D. and Sarah (Nowels) Yeoman, and was born in Jasper County, Ind., September 26, 1841. His parents were among the early settlers of the county, who came hither with a yoke of oxen and settled in what is now Rensselaer, where they planted a crop of corn. Joseph D. Yeoman was a school teacher in Ohio during his early days, and among his pupils was Sarah Nowels, whom he afterward married, and to which union descended the following family: Cynthia, Helen, Thomas J. (the first white child born in this county), D.H. and Sarah O. Mr. Yeoman came here with scarcely any means, but acquired a property of 200 acres of land. He was a man of great enterprise and strong personal influence; he served some time as Justice of the Peace. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and their remains lie in Bluegrass Cemetery in Newton Township. D.H. Yeoman was reared on the farm of his father, and received a fair education in the schools of the county. October 5, 1865, he married Mary E., daughter of James and Elizabeth (Hurshman) Morris, with a result of the following children: Effie L., Morris D., Pleasant Victor, Daisy, Ettie Belle, James F., Hattie M. and David V. Mr. Yeoman is a man of prominence in the community. He enlisted in the recent war, was discharged from reason of sickness, but was afterward valuably instrumental in raising troops, and wa afterward First Lieutenant in the Eight-seventh Indiana Regiment. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. His portrait is in the history of the State.

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Lewis K. Yeoman was born in the county of Fayette and State of Ohio, in the year 1852. In the year 1875, he married Miss Sarah, daughter of A.C. and Elizabeth Norton, the former a native of Maine, born in the year 1810, and the latter of Pennsylvania, born in 1816. Mrs. Yeoman is a native of Indiana, born in the year 1852. Her parents moved to Vermillion County, Ill., and reared a family of thirteen children - William, Mry A., Adaline, Harvey, Madison, Jefferson, James, Laura, John, Sarah, Zerenah, Rebecca and Lizzie. Our subject, Lewis K. Yeoman, has a good farm of eighty acres, solely obtained by his own industry, labor and economy. He is a highly respected citizen and a good farmer.

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James A. Yeoman was born February 2, 1855. His father, Eli Yeoman, was a native of Dryden, N.Y., and born in 1816. When young, he moved to Fayette County, Ohio, where he learned farming, married Jane Knox, and reared the following family: Joseph, Andrew, Jane, Robert, Ogle, Lewis, James A., Charles, Frank and Marcus. In 1856, Mr. Yeoman built a sleigh, and removed therin with his family to this county. They were twelve days on the journey, during eight of which it snowed continually. On his arrival, he purchased some land of James and Andrew Ferris. Most of the land was so wet that Mrs. Yeoman declared that she could, by springing up and down, shake the ground for several feet around her. Mr. Yeoman improved this land by ditching, as a result of which it became the most productive in the county. Mrs. Yeoman is still living on the home place, now farmed by her son James., who in 1880 married Miss Amy, daughter of Whit and Frances (Kenton) Israel. Mr. and Mrs. Yeoman are parents of two children - Guy and an infant unnamed. Mrs. Amy Yeoman's father was killed at the battle of Chickamauga, just previous to which event he had received a commission as First Lieutenant of his company. He left two children - Amy and Maggie.

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Lyman A. Zea is a native of LaSalle County, Ill., and was born in 1849. His father, William Zea, was born in the State of New York in 1812, and his mother, Laura (Blakman) Zea, in Connecticut in 1813. These parties settled in LaSalle County in the fall of 1847, where they entered land and lived for several years. They were parents of nine children, eight of whom are living - Jane, John, Catherine, James, Francis, Peter, Joseph and Lyman A. On the 15th of March, 1871, our subject married Stella Aldrich, daughter of Henry Aldrich, of this county. Mr. Zea wa elected Constable in the year 1880. He began life's struggle as a poor boy, and acquired his property by his own unaided efforts, but has speculated to some extent, and succesfully.

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