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JAMES J. INSLEY
Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 308
James J. INSLEY, livery and feed stables, Crawfordsville, was born Oct 15, 1838 in Tippecanoe Co IN and is a son of Andrew & Isabell (JOHNSON) Insley. His father, Andrew Insley, was a native of NC and died in 1861. He was an old time Whig, and in his later years a warm Republican. He was postmaster of Sugar Grove, Tippecanoe Co, for 27 years and used to say there was not a democrat in the County that could read and write, so they were obliged to keep him in the office whatever the administration. His wife was a native of Ohio. Her grandparents came from Ireland. The Insleys are English descent. Mr. & Mrs. Insley were members of the Methodist Church and their house was formerly used as the headquarters for the ministers. James spent his youth on the farm, also received a good common school education. When 22 he was marr. to Aadine, daughter of Isaac H. and Elizabeth (PARKS) MONTGOMERY. They have 3 children: Grace, Morton H. and Elsie. Mr. I. farmed until 1869, when he came to Crawfordsville and entered the livery business. Here he has made an extensive business. His stable is large, being 82 x 165, with sheds and he keeps from 25 to 40 horses. For some time he also controlled the omnibus line, but sold this in 1880. Mr. Insley is a strong Republican, and served one year in the Quartermaster's department during the war. He is a member of the order of Knights of Pythias and the Royal Arcanum. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review, Dec. 17, 1881 Patrons of the newspaper
"These are gentlemen whose advertisements appear in the Review" J.J. INSLEY Mr. Insley is proprietor of the brick livery, feed and sale stable; one of the finest in the city, having room inside for a great number of wagons and buggies. Insley deals extinsevely in horses and mules. His "ad" can be found on page 9 of this issue.
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