Source: Beckwith, H.W. Fountain County, Indiana History (Shawnee Township). Chicago: HH Hill, 1881, page 365
PETER AUTER, farmer, Rob Roy, son of James and Martha (Malatt) Auter, was born in Montgomery county Ohio, December 27 1822. His father died when he was eight years old and in October of this same year (1830) his mother emigrated with her family of six children, Harvey, Peter, John, Mary Jane, Elizabeth, and Ann to Shawnee township stopping first in Rob Roy, with the exception of three years that he was in Richland, he has lived here since. His mother died in September 1848. He was married January 6 1848 to Sarah Clawson, daughter of Abraham Clawson, who came to this township from Pickaway county Ohio, in the fall of 1825, and improved the farm now owned by Ben Malatt. Mrs. Auter was born on this place in 1830. They have had eleven children; Elizabeth, b. March 3 1849, Margaret b. August 29 1851, d. January 25 1856, Abram b. August 12 1853, John b. February 25 1856, Wilson b. November 24 1857, d. August 12 1860, Marshal b. October 5 1859, Solomon b. April 7 1861, Martha Ellen b. February 14 1866, Susie b. January 1 1869, and Edgar Ingo b. May 8 1871. Mrs. Auter belongs to the Christian Church. Her father had two children Sarah and Jonathon. The latter was a member of the 76th Ill. Vols. And died of disease in 1864 at Bolivar Tennessee, after two years service. Mr. Auter was drafted and furnished a substitute for the army at a cost to him of $1200. He is a democrat.
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