Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Robert D. Stotts
History of Daviess Counties by
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
ROBERT D. STOTTS is a son of John L. and Elizabeth E. (Laughlin) Stotts, born in Daviess County, Ind., August 18, 1851. The father was of Scotch descent, born December 11, 1820, a teach6r by profession. Soon after his marriage be came to Daviess County, where he purchased 240 acres of land. During the Rebellion he enlisted in Company G, Twenty-eighth Indiana Infantry, February, 1864, and during his stay in the field was taken sick at Ringgold, Ga., died February 9, 1865, and was buried at that place. The, mother was of Irish lineage, born in Lawrence County, Ind., January 26, 1826. They were married in 1843 and came to this county in 1846. Since her husband's death she has lived with her son, Joseph, on the old place. Our subject attended the district schools and the high school at Dover Hill, in Martin County, and attended the Indiana Normal School at Mitchell, Ii)d., for one term. At the early age of seventeen he began teaching school, and has followed that occupation during the winter months ever since with the exception of one term, and is considered one of the best teachers in the county. October 19, 1871, be married Eliza J. Phipps, daughter of Benjamin and Mary H. Phipps. She was born in Daviess County March 3, 1851. They have three children, named Alva E., Zeta M. and John B. After marriage Mr. Stotts located on the old home place, where be yet resides and owns eighty-three acres of land. In politics be is a Republican and cast his first -vote for U. S. Grant. He and wife are church members.
Contributed by: Michael L. Tedrow