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JOHN J. ELMORE
Source: Montgomery County History, H. W. Beckwith (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 167
John J. ELMORE, farmer, Crawfordsville, was b. in Dearborn Co, Ky Sept 18, 1818. About 1823 he came with his parents to Mont CO with an ox-team hitched to a two-wheeled cart, and also with a wagon and team of horses. They settled in the forest, cleared off the land, erected a log cabin, and endured all the trials and hardships incident to pioneer life. They first traded and went to mill in Terre Haute. His father and mother were both Baptists. His father was an old-line whig, and afterward republican and d. in 1865. Mr. Elmore began farming for himself at the age of 22. He now has a nice home just E. of Crawfordsville. He was marr. the first time in 1840 to Ann HUFFMAN. She died in 1878 and was a member of the Methodist Church. He was marr. the second time March 24, 1880, to Mattie McCLASKEY, daughter of James and Nancy McClaskey. Her parents were members of the Methodist Church, came from Ky and settled in this County in 1830. Mr. Elmore is a republican and was formerly a whig, voting first for Gen. Harrison, in 1q840. Mr. & Mrs. Elmore are both members of the Methodist Church.
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