1916 Jasper County Biographies


CLARK McCOLLY was born May 25 1818 in Clark County, Ohio. He remained with his parents until he was twenty-eight years of age, being reared as a farmer, working in summer and going to school in winter. In the fall of 1867, he has a farm of sixty acres, well improved. He received some assistance in the beginning, but has practiced economy through life, thus acquiring sufficient means to live comfortably. March 10, 1842 he married Mary Hance, which union was blessed with an issue of thirteen children - Rosetta, Phebe, Nancy, John, Willis, Charles A. and Edgar G. Mr. Mc Colly was once a Whig, but is now a Republican. He was elected Justice of the Peace in Delaware County, Ind., in 1847, also almost of the Peace in this township in 1876, since which time he has retined the office. His commission will expire in 1884.

A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties
The Lewis Publishing Company - Chicago and New York - 1916

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AUGUSTUS M. MUNDEN, proffessional teacher, was born February 25 1846, in Pasquotank County, N.C. and is the first of three children comprising the family of Isaiah and Mabel (Bidgood) Munden, and of German and English descent. Augustus lived at home until 1862 when he enlisted in Company A, Fifty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in Hancock County, Ind., serving until the clost of the war, obtained a teacher's certificate, and afterward taught twenty-three terms of school, having missted but two winter terms since he begun the profession. He has been greatly successful, and obtained his qualifications from our public schools. December 31, 1872, he was married to Dararis Given, to which union was born and is active in connection with the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Temperance. He has always voted the Republican Ticket.
Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton Indiana Published 1883

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Carol J. Wood
Harvey W. Wood

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