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SCOTT COUNTY, INDIANA
BIOGRAPHIES





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The Republican Will Publish Short Biographical Sketches From Time to Time
Of the Old Pioneers now living in the County, Giving in Detail Many Interesting Reminiscenses of the Early Day
Relating the Hardships, Trials and Difficulties Through Which They Passed, Following Their Career up to the Present Time.
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Greenfield Republican, Greenfield, 16 Jul 1891 Bios listed here are:

Sketch No 15 - Mrs. Mary McCollister of Warrington,

THOMAS H. EVERITT
  Was born in Clark county, Indiana, June 17th, 1857, and was brought up on a farm near Vienna, Scott county. He received a common school education Believing in the Scripture charge that " it is not good for man to be alone," he married at the age of eighteen, Miss Mary C. Gray, a native of Scott county and a descendant of one of the old and prominent families of Kentucky. They have had eight children six of whom are living, viz : W. H, aged twelve ; Jesse H, nine ; Lydia, seven ; Ida B., five ; Lola A., three ; and Elsie B., an infant. Mr. Everitt followed farming and engaged extensively in stock dealing until 1886, when he was elected Sheriff of the county which position he still holds. He is one of the few Bepublicans who have been elected to office in this county the usual Democratic majority being over 300. He was elected Sheriff by fifty-four majority over Wm. Bice, the nominee of the Democratic party.
  Mr. Everitt owns 190 acres of finely improved land; also some valuable property in Scottsburg. He is prominent as a Mason and is a leading member of the Methodist church.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

WILLIAM B. EVERITT
  Was born February 8th, 1832, and is a son of William D. and Mary C. (Lewellen) Everitt, the latter descended from one of the first families who settled at Louisville, Ky.; the former was a native of Virginia and removed to Louisville, Ky., soon after the close of the war of 1812 in which he served as a soldier. Subsequently he removed to Scott county where he died at the age of 87 years.
  The subject of this sketch was brought up on the farm and educated in the common schools. He was married in 1853 to Matilda E. Esom, whose parents came from Maryland to Kentucky at an early day. They have eight living children and one dead. Six of those living are boys, viz : Thomas H., present Sheriff of Scott county ; James C, married and living at Vienna and in the mercantile business ; William B,., at home Charles H., Oliver N. and Oessa  F. and Martha F., at home with her parents and Bertha Ellen. Mildred A. died in 1876.
  Mr. Everitt volunteered in the Federal army in August, 1802, and served until June, 1865, when he 'was honorably discharged. He was enrolled as Second Lieutenant of Co. I., and recruiting officer of the 81st Indiana Volunteers.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

JAMES GAMBLE
  James Gamble, a prominent and well known resident of Colfax township, where he owns three hundred acres of rich farming land, has retired from the active work of the fields and now rents all of his property save a tract of twenty acres a half mile from Coin, on which he makes his home. His birth occurred in Scott county, Indiana, on the 9th of May, 1842, his parents being Alexander and Elizabeth (Carlile) Gamble. The father, who was born in County Cavan, Ireland, April 6, 1811, accompanied his parents on their emigration to the United States in 1821, the ocean voyage consuming twelve weeks. The family home was established in Carroll county, Ohio, where Alexander Gamble remained until 1842, when he took up his abode in Scott county, Indiana. There he purchased land and continued to reside until called to his final rest on the 2d of November, 1891. His wife, who was born in Carroll county, Ohio, June 6, 1819, died on the 13th of May, 1890. The paternal grandparents of our subject both passed away in Carroll county, Ohio. In the family of Alexander and Elizabeth (Carlile) Gamble there were nine children, as follows: Margaret, deceased, who gave her hand in marriage to Nathan Morgan; James, of this review; Robert, who resides on the old home place in Scott county, Indiana; John, who is deceased; George W., a resident of Washington county, Indiana; Sarah J., the wife of David Morgan; Mary M., the wife of Asbury Still, of Washington county, Indiana; Martha Isabelle, who is the wife of W. Lynch, of Scott county, Indiana; and Amanda Ellen, the wife of Wilbur Christie, of Scott county, Indiana.
  James Gamble obtained his education in the district schools of his native county and remained on the home farm, assisting in its cultivation, until he joined the "boys in blue" in their loyal defense of the Union. It was on the 9th of August, 1862, that he enlisted from Scott county, Indiana, becoming a member of Company F, Sixty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry
  The Regiment was mustered into service at Camp Noble In New Albany and a week later participated in the battle of Richmond, Kentucky, where Mr. Gamble was taken priso'ner and held captive 'for about a week. He was then paroled and, being given a thirty days' furlough, returned home. He afterward reported for duty at Camp Noble, where he rejoined his regiment and remained for about a month. At the end of that time the regiment was sent to Indianapolis, where they were equipped and then went into winter quarters at Corinth, Mississippi. The next summer they joined Sherman's command and participated in the entire campaign under that famous general, taking part in the battle of Atlanta on the 22d of July. In that engagement General McPherson was killed and Mr. Gamble had his gun shot out of his hand. He went with Sherman on the memorable march to the sea and remained with him until the time of the Grand Review at Washington, D. C. He was honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana, on the 3d of June, 1865, and arrived in Scott county on the I5th of the same month, returning home with a most creditable military record.
  On again taking up the pursuits of civil life Mr. Gamble became identified with mercantile interests in Scott county, conducting an establishment of that character until he left the Hoosier state to come to Iowa. He started westward on the 21st of September, 1869, and, after a slow and tedious journey by wagon, arrived in Page county on the 31st of October. Here he purchased eighty acres of raw land, on which he built a small house and started housekeeping, having at that time a wife and one child. As the years passed by he brought his fields under a high state of cultivation and improvement and, by reason of his untiring industry and excellent management, won a gratifying measure of success in his farming operations, so that he was enabled to purchase more land from time to time. At one period he owned six hundred and forty acres of valuable fanning property but was given more than half of this to his children and his farm now embraces three hundred acres in Colfax township. He is at present living retired in a pleasant and commodious residence within a haft mile of Coin and rents all of his property save the tract of twenty acres on which he resides. He is a stockholder in the Farmers & Merchants Bank at Coin and also in the local telephone company, and is widely recognized as one of the most substantial, respected and influential residents of the county.
  On the 20th of February, 1866, Mr. Gamble was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McCullough, who was born in Scott county, Indiana, on the 6th of March, 1845, her parents being James Y. and Rhoda (Smith) McCullough. Their union has been blessed with twelve children, the record of whom is as follows: Emma, living at Blanchard, Iowa, is the wife of J. H. Hensley, by whom she has three children; Arthur, Elizabeth and Vesta. Robert O., the assistant cashier of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Coin, Iowa, wedded Miss Emma Rhinchart and has three children: Mildred, Frances and Melton. Lewis B., a resident of Washington township, Page county, married Miss Maud Henderson and has one child, Wesley. Edwin, living in Morton township, this county, wedded Miss Carrie Christensen, by whom he has three children: Merrell, Esther and Thelma. Flora, who resides on her father's old home place in Colfax township, is the wife of Robert H. Smiley and has one child, Marie. Chester, living in Morton township, wedded Miss Mary Mabel Lingo and has one child, Martha. George W., who wedded Miss Mary Anderson, is a resident of Torrington, Wyoming. Mae, who is the wife of Edward Henderson, of King City, Missouri, has two children, Ermel and Leonard. The other four children passed away in infancy.
  Mr. Gamble has ever given his political allegiance to the men and measures of the republican party and has been an active worker in its local ranks. He has filled all of the township offices, was secretary of the school board for twenty years, capably served as county commissioner for six years and acted as township trustee for a long period. He still maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades through his membership in the G. A. R. The Methodist church also numbers him among its valued and exemplary members, for his life has been at all times in harmony with his professions. Both he and his wife, who is a member of the same church, have an extensive circle of friends in this county, where they have now resided for four decades, their many excellent traits of character commanding the respect and esteem of all who know them.
Source: History of Page County, Iowa By W. L. Kershaw

BARNET K. GLADDEN
  Was born in Green county, Pennsylvania, September 8th, 1830, and is a son of Elijah and Sarah (Whitlatch) Gladden, the former a native of Pennsylvania who emigrated to this county in 1831 and settled on Hog Creek three miles from Lexington where he died in 1850 ; the latter is a daughter of Barnet Whitlatch, a native of Harford county, Maryland. Great grandfather John Kimbertin, from Green county, Pennsylvania came here in 1805 and settled three miles from Lexington where he built the first house in that neighborhood," and as he was the first settler on the little creek it took his name—Kimberlin Creek.
  The subject was reared on a farm and has followed farming all his life, but has found time to devote to politics and has filled several civil offices,—was township assessor of Lexington township for seven years, and in 1886 was elected County Auditor on the Democratic ticket which position he now holds. He also served some time as postmaster and was Alternate in the convention that nominated Cleveland and Thurman for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency.
  Mr. Gladden was married to Moriah Summerville, a daughter of Joseph Summerville, of Scott county, a native of Licking county, Kentucky, who is still living and is 84 years of age. They have four children living, viz. : Josephine, wife of Arby L. Hardy, of New Hampshire ; Sarah C, wife of Cyrus Noaks, of Lexington ; Clara, and Dan Voorhees, Deputy Auditor. Harriet M. died in November, 1884, and Avas the wife of William Blocher.
  Mr. Gladden is a prominent Odd Fellow, and has filled the chairs. He represented his Lodge in 1880 in the Grand Lodo;e.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

W. E. GREEN, M. D.
  A native of the town of Tupper's Plains, Meigs county, Ohio and was born January 22d,  1851. His father, William Green, was born in Oswego, N. Y., in 1805. He was a farmer in humble circumstances and one of the earliest settlers in Meigs county, Ohio.
  W. R. Green's early educational advantages were meagre, attending the common schools in winter and working on the farm during the summer seasons, and so continued until he became twenty-one years of age. He then attended Tupper's Plains Seminary for about two years pursuing an irregular course under Prof. L. C. Crippen, an able instructor of Athens, Ohio.
  He began the study of medicine immediately on leaving the Seminary under the tutelage of Dr. Josephus Parsons. He subsequently entered the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, Ohio ; on leaving the Institute he returned home and in a short time came to Lexington and began the practice of his profession.
  He located at Lexington September 15th, 1870, and has succeeded in building up a splendid practice in Scott and adjoining counties and is regarded as one of the most successful physicians in the county.
  He was married to Miss Flora B. Paswater July 20th. 1879. She is a daughter of William and Eliza Paswater. Her father . is a highly respected farmer, living at Lexington He was born in 1818 and one of the pioneers of Scott county.
  Dr. Green was initiated into the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Lexington July 22d, 1879, and was the representative of his Lodge in the Grand Lodge at Indianapolis in 1884.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

 Allen H. Harrod
  Allen H. Harrod was born in Scott Co., Ind., Jan. 4, 1831. His father, Wm. Harrod, was the first child born in Louisville, Ky., and was related to Col. James Harrod, of Harrodsburg. In his younger days, like Daniel Boone, he spent most of his time in the forest, hunting deer, panthers and other game. He lived a devoted member of the Baptist Church till his death, which occurred Jan. 28, 1835. He left a family of 10 children, of whom Allen H. was the youngest, being but 4 years old. His mother, Elizabeth (New) Harrod, was born in N. C., Dec. 6, 1786. When 12 years of age she moved with a colony of 300 into Kentucky, a distance of 500 miles, the journey being made through a wilderness with pack-horses. After the death of her husband she labored hard to support and educate her children, which she did well. She died July 4, 1875. Her father, Jethro New, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and helped capture Major Andre, and witnessed his execution. The subject of this sketch, Allen H., came to Illinois in 1848, and in 1850 married Ailey, the eldest daughter of James Cox, a pioneer of Fulton Co. She was born in Canton, Ill., Dec. 7, 1830, and possessed those noble Christian graces which so beautifully adorn life. She died Aug. 28, 1875, leaving a family of 5 children. Mr. H. was again married March 16, 1876, to Eliza J. Babbitt, daughter of James Babbitt. They have one child, Silva New, born Sept. 10, 1877. Mr. H. was musician in Co. I, First Board of Trade Regiment. He is a cousin of John C. New, ex-U. S. Treasurer, now living at Indianapolis, Ind. He has held many local offices and is an Elder in the Christian Church at St. Augustine
Source: History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 889, Union Township
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

COLUMBUS B. HARROD
  Is descended from one of the most prominent families of Kentucky—no less distinguished a man than Col. James Harrod, the founder of Harrodsburg, the oldest town in Kentucky, and for whom it was named.
  Wm. Harrod, the grandfather of Columbus, was the first white child born at the Falls of the Ohio, now Louisville, and was a lineal descendant of Col. Harrod, the pioneer. William B. Oard, the maternal grandfather, was an early settler in Scott county, and came from Virginia.
  Columbus B., the subject of this sketch, is a son of Wm. G. and Sarah Ann (Oard) Harrod, and was born April 13th, 1849, in Jennings township Scott county. His father lives in Scottsburg, and is a prominent farmer of the county. His grandmother was Elizabeth New, a sister of John B. New, a prominent Christian minister of this State. Being an only son, Columbus received a liberal education. He was brought up on the farm, and received his early training in the common schools of the neighborhood. Afterward he attended the Blue River Academy, a Quaker institution in Washington county. He read law for a time and then entered the State University at Bloomington. After an irregular literary course, he entered the law department, from which he graduated in March, 1872. He was admitted to the bar at Bloomington the same year, and in 1875 commenced practice at Scottsburg, where he has since resided and followed his profession. He is a prominent Republican politician, and has made several unsuccessful political races, owing to his party being in the minority. He owns a farm of eighty acres of good land in this county. Mr. Harrod was married the 31st of October, 1881, to Miss Lina Brown of Jeffersonville. They have three children. He is a man of fine attainments, a lawyer of more than ordinary brilliance, and a polished gentleman socially.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

HORATIO S. HAZZARD
  Is a native Indianian, and was born in Scott county, February 12th, 1839. He is a son of Albert and Eliza Ellen (Keith) Hazzard, natives of Maryland, and early settlers of that State, the latter a daughter of Horatio Keith, who came to Scott county in an early day. The elder Hazzard was a prominent farmer, and died when his son was still quite young ; his wife died shortly after.
  Horatio S., the subject of these lines, was reared on the farm and received a common school education He followed the profession to which he was brought up until the fall of 1886, when he was elected County Treasurer of Scott county on the Democratic ticket, an office he now holds. He has served four years as Justice of the Peace and two years as Trustee of Vienna township.
  He is one of the popular and enterprising men of his neighborhood, as evinced in the public positions he has held. Mr. Hazzard was married in 1859, to Miss Amanda Ellen Clark, born in Scott county, and a daughter of James Clark, a native of Virginia, and who was a prominent farmer here. They have three children : Augusta Alice, Martha E. and James A. Win. Hazzard owns one hundred and twenty-seven acres of fine land adjoining Scottsburg, which is highly improved. He is a member of the Christian church, of the fraternity of the I. O. O. F. and of the Knights of Honor.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

LEVI R. JONES
  Was born in Vienna township in Scott county, Nov. 28th, 1843, and is a son of William and Eliza (Sparks) Jones, the former a native of this State and the latter a daughter of Hector Sparks, an early settler of Kentucky.
  He was brought up on a farm and educated in the common schools, and in I860 was married to Miss Sallie M. Collins, a daughter of William E. and Nancy Collins, natives of Kentucky. They have seven children, two boys and five girls, viz.: Anna E. married Geo. W. Richey, living in this county; Sarah E., Emma C, M. Jane, Nancy B., Jesse E. and W. Howard. Mr. Jones volunteered in the Federal army in August, 1862, in Company K. Sixty-sixth Indiana Infantry.
  He served faithfully until the close of the Avar, and participated in several battles. He was taken prisoner at Lexington, Ky., and remained a prisoner for two months. He was with Sherman in his march to the sea. Mr. Jones is a prosperous farmer, owning 233 acres of excellent land, well improved. He does not aspire to office, but is content to move on in quiet and private life. He and family are members of the M. E. church.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

William H. McClanahan
  William H. McClanahan was born in Scott county, Indiana, on October 4, 1840, and is a son of Francis and Armilda W.    (Moore) McClanahan, both of whom are now deceased. The subject came from a long line of sterling ancestors, who were characterized by loyalty to the national government in time of war, his paternal grandfather, Robert McClanahan, having served in the war of 1812, and four uncles were Union soldiers during the Civil war. The subject was reared on the paternal farmstead in Scott county and received his education in the public schools of the neighborhood. On the outbreak of the Southern rebellion he enlisted, on July in. 1861, as a private in Company C, Thirty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he went to the front, his enlistment having taken place at Lexington. Indiana. Soon after his enlistment he was taken ill with measles and this, with resultant diseases, for several months necessitated his confinement in hospitals at Woodsonville. Columbia, Nashville and Madison. Indiana. He was granted a thirty-day sick furlough from the Woodsonville hospital in December. 1861, which was later extended to sixty days, at the expiration of which period he reported for duty at Franklin, Tennessee. He received an honorable discharge and on his return to civil pursuits he took up the vocation of farming, which he followed with splendid success until a few years ago when he retired and is now living in Franklin. He has a pleasant home on East King street and is engaged in dairying, in which he is meeting with splendid success, having a comfortable and attractive place of ten acres, on which he is spending his latter days in comfortable retirement.
  On January T, 1863. in Scott county. Indiana. Mr. McClanahan was married to Rebecca E. Flemming, who was born in Scott county, Indiana, on September 27, 1840, the daughter of Archibald and Mary (Hogeland) Flemming, both of whom are deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. McClanahan were born two children. Frank and Perry. Perry McClanahan inherited to a marked degree his father's patriotic disposition and military instinct, and at the outbreak of the Spanish war he enlisted as a private in Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he did faithful and courageous service during that brief struggle. He is still a member of the regular army, stationed at Washington. D. C., in the marine service. The family's splendid military record is further enhanced by the fact that Mrs. McClanahan had two brothers in the service, William and Reid Flemming, both of whom served in Indiana regiments, and William died during the service from disabilities contracted therein. Their father, Archibald Flemming, served in the Indian wars and achieved a splendid record as a soldier.
  Fraternally, Mr. McClanahan keeps alive his old army associations by his membership in Wadsworth Post No. 127, Grand Army of the Republic, in which he has held a number of official positions. Religiously he is a member and, with his wife, a prominent worker in the Presbyterian church. By his advocacy of wholesome living, pure politics and honesty in business, Mr. McClanahan has long enjoyed the undivided respect and esteem of all who know him, being regarded as one of Johnson county's most substantial and worthy citizens.
Source: History of Johnson County, Indiana By Elba L. Branigin

Sketch No 15 - Mrs. Mary McCollister of Warrington
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Greenfield Republican, Greenfield, 16 Jul 1891
  Mrs. McCollister was born in the lumbering State, Maine, May 16, 1808, her parents names were Tolbert. She was one of three children but the others died when she was a little girl; when she was three years old her parents moved to Covington, Kentuckty. Her father was a soldier in the war of 1812, she remembers distinctly of  him coming home from the war on a furlough, and bringing a pair of little red shoes for her of which she was very proud. He returned to the war and was never heard from again. It is more than likely that he gave his life for his country.
  Her mother died soon after, she was then alone among strangers at a little over four years of age. A family by the name of Wilson took her in their family and kept her until she was grown to womanhood.
  In her 16th year she was married to Set Tibbetts, a farmer boy ten years her senior. In 1828 they moved from Kentucky to Rush county, Ind., and located three miles east of Smelser's mill. They entered a farm there, deadened the forest thereon, then returned to Kentucky and stayed there one year, and then returned to their farm and lived there from 1828 to 1840. Her husband was a stock dealer in connection with Jacob Dobinspeck and Greenberry Rush, two prominent citizens of Rush county. They then sold their farm which is now known as the Wykoff farm, and moved to Hancock county and located three miles north of Charlottesville on land purchased of David Longacre, a man well known among the early settlers of Hancock. The land is now owned by Vanmeter and G.M. White. The country was wild at that time and wild game of all kinds were in abundance. Her husband built a large steam sawmill there which was a failure financially and lost him a great deal of money. In 1840 her husband and a man named Smith took their teams and undertook the task of moving a neighboring family to Iowa. They came home by boat on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; he took the yellow fever on board and died, and his dust now reposes in the Madison, Indiana, cemetery. She lived a widow with a family of 8 children and spun and wove for their maintainance[sic].
  In 1850 she was married to Wm. McCollister they moved to near Ovid, Madison county, where he farmed for 10 years, then moved to Ovid and lived there five years when he died in 1865. He had been a soldier in the War of 1812 and she now draws a pension as his widow. She now lives among her children principally with Mrs. W.R. Williams of Warrington. Of her eight children seven are still living 2 boys and 5 girls.
  Her son George Tibbetts is married and lives it[sic] Scottsburg, Indiana, he has four children.
  Samuel is married and lives in Anderson, he has three children. He was a soldier in the late war and was wounded.
  Of the daughters Missouri A is married to a gentleman named John Lewis, they live in Henry county and have four children. Sirena married Jesse Calt a farmer now living near Abingdon, Illinois, they have seven children.
  Francis L married W.R. Williams, a prominent and influential citizen of Warrington, they have a nice home there and are contented and happy. They have six children all living.
  Martha married Robert Walker now living on a farm near Scottsburg, Ind. They have 8 children. Sarah married Hezekiah Trueblood, they live in Indianapolis. He is a workman in the Atkins Saw works. They have four children.
  Elizabeth (now dead) was married twice. Her husbands being S. Trueblood and Miles Gray. She left 5 children.
  Mrs. McCollister has 46 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren living. She is vigorous in mind and body industrious and pieces quilts nearly all her time, and can thread a needle as quick as any one. She has worked diligently all her life carding and spinning, she has always possessed a kind, benevolent spirit and "All have blessed her who left her door." She has a clean, honest record. Her kind winning ways will be missed and the evidences of her handiwork highly prized when she is gone.

REV. CHARLIE A. MANKER, a prominent divine of the Christian church, was born in Ohio, a State indigenous of great men, near Hillsboro, Highland county, on the 16th of August, 1838. He is a son of Lewis and Sarah (Swadley) Manker, natives of Pennsylvania and belonging to the good old family of Pennsylvania Dutch.
  His father was a minister of the Gospel. The subject of our sketch was brought up in the village where he was born, until he was fifteen years old, when he went to Cincinnati and was apprenticed to a carriage manufacturer, in which he remained for five years. He then located at Columbus, Indiana, where he worked at his trade.
  In 1867 he came to Scott county and together with his brother-in-law, James W. Allen, engaged in carriage manufacturing at Woostertown, this county (Scott), which he continued for two years, and then abandoned it and engaged in farming.
  In 1880 he was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court on the Democratic ticket, and in 1884 proved his popularity in the county in his re-election to the same office.
  In October, 1870, he was married to Miss Mollie E. Allen, of Scott county, a daughter of Elijah S. Allen, a prominent farmer of the county. They have three children. He has been a minister in the Christian church since 1870, and preached every Sunday. He has charge of the Scottsburg Christian Church, the largest in the county and through his zeal in the Master's Avork is constantly increasing in members.
  In 1861, Mr. Manker enlisted in Company K, Fifteenth Indiana Infantry, as a private soldier. He participated in the battle of Shiloh, and soon after was discharged on account of physical disability, having been in the service four months.
  He is an active member of the Masonic Fraternity, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

Z. C. MATHES
  The subject of this sketch, was born in Owen county, Indiana, May 4th, 1848; removed with his parents to Bloomington, Monroe county, when ten years of age, and after that removed to Indianapolis, where he remained until he was sixteen years old, then removed to a farm near Bedford, where he followed farming until 1860, when he started to learn the tinner's trade under D. F. Tilford. He staid here until the call of President Lincoln for volunteers, when he enlisted in the 1 8th Indiana Regiment Volunteers, in Capt. Short's company, and served to the close of the war He was in all of the battles in which his regiment was engaged. When the war was over, he came home and finished his trade, and was married to Miss Elizabeth J. Hinskaw; the result of this union was six children, viz. Minnie, James, John, Effie, Arthur and Mary. Minnie died when four years old. After marriage, he engaged in his trade and the hardware business, at Bedford, Newross and Scottsburg, where he now is doing the best business in his line in Scott county.
  His father, James M. Mathes, was born in Jefferson county, Ky, July 8th, 1808 (his ancestors were natives of County Amtrim, Ireland) ; his grandfather served in the revolutionary war as quartermaster. His father was born in Shenandoah Valley, Va. James M. Mathes was one of the pioneer preachers of Indiana, The mother of Z. C. Mathes was Sophia Glover, and was born January 17th, 1800, in Virginia; lived in Mt. Sterling, Ky., and came to Owen county, Indiana, with her parents. She died April 20th, 1873
  Mis. Elizabeth J. Mattes, whose maiden name was Elizabeth J. Hinshaw, was born in Martin county, Indiana. September 26th, 1848, is the wife of Z. C. Mathes, of Scottsburg, Scott county, Indiana. Her parents were John and Elizabeth (White) Hinshaw. Her father was born in North Carolina in the year of 1816. When only ten years of age, he came to Indiana with his widowed mother, and settled for a time in Harrison county, on Blue river, staying there some six years ; then he removed to Martin county and settled near Indian Springs, where he made an improvement on government land. He remained for four years, when he removed four miles east of that place, on the east fork of White liver, where he settled permanently. Here he entered tract after tract of land until he owned at the time of his death, some 700 acres of land. He died at the age of forty-six.
  Her mother was named Elizabeth White, and was born in Kentucky. She died about 1852.
  John and Elizabeth Hinshaw had five children, viz. : William H., Arthur D., John A., Mary Ann and Elizabeth Jane, of whom three are living. Mary Ann died when two years old and John A. was killed at the battle of Antietam. John Hinshaw married a second time to Mrs. Sallie A. Dilly by whom he had one son Adrian, who died at the age of seventeen, at Bedford, Indiana.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

RICHARD W. MONTGOMERY
  Was born April 30th, 1838, and is a son of William C. and Isabelle (Reddenbaugh) Montgomery, the former a native of Jefferson county, the latter, of Bartholomew county, this State, and a daughter of Philip Reddenbaugh.
  William Montgomery, the grandfather of Richard W., came to Penn sylvania from Ireland in an early day Philip Reddenbaugh, the maternal grandfather of subject, emigrated from Germany about the time of the struggle for independence, and finally removed to Bartholomew county where he lived as a farmer. He once owned the land on which Columbus stands and which is now worth millions.
  The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm and received but a common school education. He engaged in the boot and shoe business, following it until 1872, when he was elected treasurer of the county, and served two terms. Previously he had been trustee of Jennings township.
  In 1872 he was married to Mary S. Stratton, born March 6th, 1854, and a daughter of James H. Stratton, born and raised in Jefferson county, Indiana, and whose father came from Kentucky. Her mother was Sarah D. Dryden, a native of Jefferson county, and whose mother was born in Maryland.
  Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery are the parents of five living children, viz: Walter Hv born July 1st, 1873; Clyde S., born August 25th, 1879 ; Leda B., born February 6th, 1882; Cleona M., born May 19th, 1884 ; and Ethel F., born October 11th, 1886. Mr. Montgomery is a prominent man in the county and deservedly popular. He is an active Mason and Odd Fellow, and a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He owns three hundred and twelve lots in Indianapolis.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

A. NEWT MUNDEN
  Is a native of Washington county, Indiana, and was born November 12th, 1855. He is a son of Zachary and Jane (Arbuckle) Munden, natives of the same county, and a grandson of John Munden, a Quaker minister who came from Virginia and settled in Washington county in a very early day: his maternal grandfather, Thomas Arbuckle, was also a Virginian and came to Washington county among its earliest settlers. The subject was reared on the fami and after receiving an academical course, he entered Bloomington University in 1873. Upon reaching the Junior year he left, and in 1884 entered DePauw University at Greencastle, from which he graduated in 1885. He taught school in the interval between his studies at Bloomington and Greencastle. He began the practice of law immediately after leaving college, locating in Scottsburg. He is a partner of Hon. William K. Marshall, of Seymour, and the firm is a strong one with a large and lucrative practice.
  He is and has been prominently connected with some of the leading educational institutions of the country. He was for some time professor in the Southern Illinois Xormal and Business Institute. In 1881 he established at Lexington, Indiana, the Normal Collegiate Institute which he made an accomplished success, having as high as one hundred and sixty-three students at a time, and over half the counties in the State represented as well as four or five States. The school is still in a prosperous condition, and runs throughout the year, except the summer months.
  Mr. Munden was married in 1876, to Miss Addie Sickells, of Jackson county, Indiana, He ranks high in his profession as a lawyer, and is engaged upon the one side or the other of nearly every prominent case tried in his town.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

ALLEN M. PEELER'S
  Grandfather emigrated from North Carolina among the first settlers to this State, and settled originally in Washington county. His father, A. M. Peeler, was born in that county, and he was born in Clark county, November 2d, 1842. His mother was Amy Griswold, a daughter of Luman Griswold, a native of New Hampshire, who emigrated to Clark county in an early day and followed building mills and carpentering. Many of tin' homes of that day as well as most of the early mills were monuments of his industry and ingenuity.
  He accumulated some considerable property and owned some twelve hundred acres of land in Clark county on Muddy Fork. In March, 1862, Mr. A. M. Peeler married Miss Susan Alsup, whose parents came to Indiana from Virginia when the first named State was still a territory.
  They have three children, viz: Hiram D., aged twenty-two ; John S.. aged twenty-one; and America, agedseventeeu. Mrs. Peeler died in 1874 and in 1875 he married Elizabeth Sams, a native of Indiana. Their children are Hosier, aged twelve and Leuman, aged ten. Amy died at the age of one year. Mr. A.M. Peeler located in Scottsburg in 1879 and engaged in the livery business, in which he has been successful.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

George A. Rankin
 A prominent and representative farmer of Atchison county. Missouri is George A. Rankin, the subject of this sketch. He was born in Scott county, Indiana, September 19, 1848, and was a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bingham) Rankin, natives of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, respectively. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rankin settled upon a farm in Scott county, Indiana, where most of the family were born, but later moved to Iowa, where twenty years were spent. Mr. Rankin then went to Henderson county, Illinois, later changing into Warren county, where his death occurred, March 24, 1898, at the advanced age of eighty-five years. Early in life he had engaged in a mercantile business, but for the last forty years had pursued farming. He was a man of high character, was noted for his charity and commanded the respect of all with whom he came into contact. A consistent member of the Methodist church, his interests in good and benevolent objects could always be relied on. In politics he was a Republican, but never asked for office.
The mother of our subject was a daughter of Joseph and Isabella (Moore) Bingham, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. Mrs. Rankin died in June. 1893, after having had the following children: Mary, deceased; our subject; Mrs. Flora Laur, of this township; J. E., a farmer of Colorado; Cora and Mrs. Lulu Bond. Mrs. Rankin was a devoted member of the Methodist church, in which she was most highly esteemed; Mr. Rankin by a previous marriage had several children, the survivor being W. A. Rankin, a prominent citizen of Onarga, Illinois.
The youth and boyhood of our subject was similar to that of other lads of his age. He accompanied his father in the family removals, but soon after attaining to his majority he came to Missouri, and in 1876 he and his brother engaged in farming, continuing together for five years, through many changes. Mr. Rankin was married April 12, 1898, to Miss Lillie McCan, born in Ohio, October 26, 1868, a daughter of John and Catherine (Summers) McCan, both of whom lived and died in Ohio, where they had lived worthy lives and were deserving members of the Christian church. They reared a large number of estimable children, named as follows: Thomas J., Henry, Hamilton, Mrs. Julia Smally, Mrs. Rebecca Mehaffee, Franklin, William, Mrs. Rankin and Mrs. Naomi Grimes. All those living have remained in Ohio, except the wife of our subject.
Mr. and Mrs. Rankin are well and favorably known in Atchison county, both in the Methodist church, of which they are valued members, and through the country, where Mr. Rankin is known as a just man and she as a helpful neighbor and friend. Politically Mr. Rankin is a Republican and takes an intelligent interest in the affairs of the nation.
Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack

WILLIAM RICE
  Was born in this county July 7th, 1838, and is a son of Giles, born Nov. 9th, 1819, in Scott county and Elizabeth (Cline) Pice. His grandfather was a native of Massachusetts, from whence he removed to New York and there married, subsequently in 1818 removing to Madison, Indiana, and later to Scott county where he resided until his death in 1833. Elizabeth (Cline) Rice was born in Kentucky and married in 1837. Her parents removed to Jennings county, Indiana, in early times and some years later settled in this county where the remainder of their lives were spent.
  William Rice, the subject of this sketch, was married in 1861 to Miss Sarah F. Friedley, a daughter of William and Sarah (Hall) Friedley, the former a native of Kentucky but whose parents were Pennsylvanians, and the latter a native of Virginia. Mr and Mrs. Rice have two children : Sadie born in 1868 and Willie F. born in 1872. Sadie graduated from Moore's Hill College in the summer of 1888. Mr. Pice is a prominent and successful farmer, and owns 300 acres of well improved land. He belongs to the order of Odd Fellows and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
  Mr. Rice made the race for Sheriff of Scott county in L886 but was defeated. He was elected to that office over Thomas H. Everitt, Republican candidate, by a handsome majority in 1888.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889
  
Mark Storen
    Mark Storen is a lawyer by profession, with about thirty-five years of membership in the Indiana bar. He has filled many places of trust and honor in local and state politics, and in recent years is most widely known through his incumbency of the office of United States marshal of Indiana.
    Mr. Storen has spent most of his life in Indiana, but was born in Columbia County, New York, April 12, 1857. His parents, Michael and Mrs. (Whalen) Storen, were both natives of Ireland. His father came to the United States when about thirty years of age and married in New York. A farmer by occupation, he lived in Scott County, Indiana, from 1865 until his death.
    Mark Storen was eight years old when his parents came to Scott County, Indiana, and he grew up on the home farm near Lexington. He was educated in the common schools, and also spent two years in the State Normal School at Terre Haute. To pay his tuition in the State Normal he taught, and continued that work for a time after leaving school. Mr. Storen took up the study of law in the office of Judge Jeptha D. New at Vernon, Indiana, and was admitted to the bar in 1882. For a year before beginning active law practice he served as a railway mail clerk between Indianapolis and Louisville.
    Mr. Storen was a practicing lawyer of Scottsburg, Indiana, until July, 19l4. However, he had in the meantime many other responsibilities. In December, 1884, with Charles C. Foster he founded the Scott County Journal, a democratic organ. This paper is still in existence. In 1889 Mr. Storen relinquished his newspaper, having been elected county clerk of Scott County. He served in that position eight years, having been reelected in 1892. In 1912 Mr. Storen was elected to represent his home county in the State Legislature, and during the following session was chairman of the judiciary committee, a member of the committee of ways and means, railroads committee and others. He has the distinction of being author of the first registration law in Indiana and also was author of the law compelling interurban railways to carry freight, and introduced a number of other well advised measures.
    In July, 1914, Mr. Storen was appointed by President Wilson United States marshal of the State of Indiana, and in the discharge of those duties has had his home at the capital city. As the executive officer of the United States courts in Indiana it has been Mr. Storen's disagreeable duty to carry out the orders of those courts during the recent election fraud cases of the state. As a result of these trials there followed a wholesale arrest of many prominent men of the state involved in the election frauds, and it has been stated that Mr. Storen as United States marshal was called upon to arrest more individuals than any other previous incumbent of that office.
    He is a loyal democrat, is active in Masonry, in the Lodge, Chapter and Council of the York Rite and in the thirty-second degree Scottish Rite, also belongs to the Mystic Shrine, to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Knights of Pythias. In 1888 Mr. Storen married Minerva E. Cravens, of Scottsburg. They have one daughter. Merle, now Mrs. Lawrence E. Reeves, of Indianapolis.
Source: Indiana and Indianans By Jacob Piatt Dunn, General William Harrison Kemper

GEORGE M.WARMOTH, M. D.
  Was born in Garrard county, Ky., Oct. 27th, 1837,and is a son of James and Margaret (Simpson ) Warmoth, natives of Kentucky who emigrated to Indiana and settled in Scott county about the year 1839. He was reared on the farm and when fully grown returned to Kentucky where he remained some time. He took an irregular course at South Hanover College, In Indiana, spending about two years at that institution
  He began reading medicine in 1858 with Dr. John F. Warmoth in Dubuque, Iowa.
  He attended the Medical College at Keokuk in 1859, and took one course and in 1861 entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati from which he graduated in March 1862.
  He was appointed assistant surgeon, shortly after, of the Twenty-fifth Kentucky Infantry, which was consolidated later with the Seventeenth Kentucky. He was then commissioned by Gov. Yates, of Illinois, assistant surgeon of the Forty-first Illinois Volunteers, serving with this regiment until January, 1865, when he was commissioned surgeon of the Fifty-third Illinois with which he served until the close of the war.
  Leaving the service he located in Scott county, Ind., and commenced the practice of his profession which he continued until 1867, when he was appointed assistant surgeon in the regular army. He was post surgeon at Fort Cummings, New Mexico, until April 1869, when he resigned and returned home. In 1875 he removed to Madison county, Ky., and in 1885 removed back to Scott county, locating in Seottsburg where he has since practiced his profession. He was married in 1867 to Miss Mahala E. Rice, of Scott county, Ind. They have one child, George W., about seventeen years of age.
  Dr. Warmoth owns the Miller block, one of the finest blocks in Scottsburg.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

JOHN M. WATSON, M. D.—
  Was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, on the 18th of November, 1837. His father, James Watson, was a native of Virginia and moved to Ohio more than a century ago. He came to Indiana in 1840, and settled in Scott county, one and a half miles from Seottsburg. He was a carpenter by trade, and many of the early houses of the county were of his handiwork. He served a number of years as Justice of the Peace, and died in the spring of 1884 at an advanced age. His wife (the mother of subject) was Arabelle Pierson, a native of Hamilton county, Ohio.
  Dr. Watson, the subject of this sketch, was reared on his father's farm, and was educated in the common schools of the county. After quitting school he commenced to read medicine at Vienna, in Scott county, with Dr. Wm. B. Stage in 1858. He attended the lectures at the Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville, in 1858-59, and began the practice of his chosen profession at Vienna.
  In 1878, he was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indianapolis. He located at Seottsburg in 1876, where he has since resided, and where he enjoys a large practice—the largest by far of any physician in the county, and to which he devotes his whole attention. He was married in 1862 to Miss Sarah E. F. Miller, of Clark county. She bore him one child, and then died ; and he married a second time to Caroline A. Strong in 1865 . By her he has six children.
  Dr. Watson is a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. and of the Knights of Honor, and a leading and deservedly popular man in the community where he lives.
Source: Biographical And Historical For The Counties Of Clark, Crawford. Harrison. Floyd,   Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. Indiana John M Gresahm & Company 1889

BRITISH SAILOR OF FIFTY YEARS AGO TELLS EXPERIENCES
Fairmount, Ind. July 28 - Experiences fifty years ago in the British navy are graphically described by William Wigmore, a shopkeeper at Radley, who formerly lived at Winchester, Ind.

Wigmore, who was born near London, England, enlisted in the British navy at the age of twelve. Life in the navy in those days was anything but a life of ease and after two years of life on the water escaped from the ship while in Calcutta, India. After hiding in Calcutta for a few days he became the victim of yellow fever. On his recovery he was recognized on the street one day by an officer of the ship and was taken back to the ship and received what was called at that time a "birching," which consisted of being tied across a gun on the ship and whipped.

After a trip to the West African coast he returned to his home on a six weeks furlough and in the words of Mr. Wigmore, "I forgot to return to the ship." By means of a tatoo on his arm, he was recognized and arrested at Brighton and put on board ship with sailed for Lisbon, Portugal. The idea to escape still remaining in his mind, so jumping from the ship, he reached the shore about a mile away and was picked up unconscious by the crew of an American ship.

The American sailors made up a purse, amounting to $90 and gave to Wigmore. After a wait of a week he stole aboard a ship bound for Philadelphia, arriving at that city on May 5, 1869.

During the next few days he read of the Indians in the west, so decided to start out to see some excitement. Together with a companion, he left Philadelphia on foot, finally arriving at Winchester, Ind., after about sixty days of hiking. He secured work on the construction of the G.R. and I. railroad and decided to locate here.

Mr. Wigmore came to Radley two years ago, trading a farm in Scott county, Indiana, for the general store with Charles James, who successfully conducted the store for ten years.

He is a Knight of Pythias, being initiated into the mysteries of Pythianism at Wincester, with the assistance of James P. Goodrich, now governor of Indiana and James E. Watson, United States senator from Indiana.
The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 28 Jul 1919 (Richmond, Ind) - transcribed by J.S.




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