From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 602-603


Elmus L. Barron, son of Fayette and Arvilla Barron, was born Feb. 14, 1823.  He came to this State with his parents at an early date, and remained with them till their death.  He was married Dec. 17, 1845, to Roxana A., daughter of David and Emily (Goodale) Benjamin, and to them were born four children-- Alsinus, a minister of Metz; Fayette, Mrs. Evelyn Allman and Ashley.  Mr. Barron is by occupation a farmer and gunsmith, and makes his residence in the village of Metz.  He in early years delighted in the chase, and has killed over 500 deer in this vicinity.  He yet enjoys life to its fullest extent.  He is a Democrat in politics.  Mrs. Barron's parents came to this county in 1843 with their three daughters-- Roxanna A., wife of our subject; Clarinda, who married Daniel Rummel, and died in 1878, in her forty-eighth year; and Melvina, wife of Nathaniel Petitt.  Mr. Goodale died Aug. 17, 1833, in his thirty-fourth year.  His wife died in her fiftieth year, Jan. 17, 1865.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli