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James B. MACK
Beckwith, H. W.. History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881)
James B. Mack, farmer and stock-raiser, Crawfordsville, was born in Butler county, Ohio, December 8, 1819, and is the son of Erastus and Martha Mack.
Mr. Mack's grandfather was a drum-major in the revolutionary war.
His father, who was a farmer, was in the War of 1812, and was a whig, and died in 1846.
The subject of this sketch had such advantages of education as the common school of his day afforded.
He came to this county in 1845, and began farming for himself.
Mr. Mack has been very successful as a farmer.
He has not confined his farming to any one branch, but has raised grain, cattle, hogs and sheep.
He settled on his present place in 1852. He has a well improved farm of 220 acres, on which he has a good orchard, a nice two-story dwelling house and a large new barn.
His old barn was burned June 9, 1880. His residence is about four miles from Crawfordsville, on the Whitesville gravel road, and is one of the prettiest places on the road.
Mr. Mack was married in December, 1843, to Miss Sarah J. Rogers. She was born in 1822.
The children by this union have been five: Martha C., married to Charles Edwards ; Isabel L., married to David H. Martin ; Mary A., married to Arch. Martin ; Charles and Lena. Mr. and Mrs. Mack are liberal in their religious views.
Mr. Mack was formerly a whig, but is now a strong adherent to the principles of the republican party.
He voted first for Henry Clay, in 1844. Mr. Mack is an intelligent and respected citizen.