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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

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Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


JESSE E. CREED, hardware merchant at Manilla, Ind., was born in Shelby county, Indiana, September 19, 1866, one of a family of Čine children born to Smith and Laura (Henderson) Creed. The father was born in Shelby county and the mother in Rush county. Six of their children are living : Flora B., Lianna, Jesse E., John N., Theodore B. and Herman. Jesse E. Creed was reared on his father's farm of sixty acres in Shelby county and obtained a public school education in Liberty township. Instead of becoming a farmer like his father, he learned the blacksmith trade under his brother, the late William H. Creed, and followed the same for twenty-three years. About 1906 he embarked in the hardware business at Manilla, at his present location, and has built up a very satisfactory trade, handling farm implements as well as a full line of dependable hardware. On June 16, 1891, Mr. Creed married Martha M. Shook, who was born at Manilla, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bell) Shook, who had a family of seven children, the following surviving : Robert M., Charles C, Amanda, Ida and Martha. Mr. Shook followed the shoemaking trade at Manilla. Mr. and Mrs. Creed had one child, who died in infancy. They are members of the Christian church at Manilla. In polities Mr. Creed is a Democrat and while residing in Walker township, he served four years in the office of assessor. He is a past noble grand of Homer Lodge, No. 471, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.