From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 561-562


Almoron R. Follett, one of the enterprising farmers of Steuben County, Ind., was born in Berkshire County, Mass., July 23, 1826, a son of Rensselaer and Eliza (Powell) Follett, natives of Berkshire County, the father born in 1801 and the mother Dec. 3, 1802.  Dec. 18, 1823, his parents were married and in 1830 moved to Monroe County, Mich., and a short time after to Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, where they both died in 1838.  They were the parents of seven children-- Eliza A., born Sept. 25, 1824; Almoron R., July 23, 1826; William H., July, 1828; Marcus M., April 28, 1830; Harriet C., February, 1832; James S., 1834; Adelia M., March 6, 1836.  Marcus and Almoron are the only ones living.  Left an orphan at the age of twelve years, our subject found a home with an uncle in Lake County, remaining with him till sixteen years of age.  He then started out to make his own way in the world.  He worked for wages several years till he had accumulated enough to buy some land and then began farming for himself.  In April, 1855, he came to Steuben County, and purchased a farm two miles east of Fremont, on section 26, where he lived twelve years, and then bought the farm where he now resides.  Mr. Follett was married in Perry, Lake Co., Ohio, March 28, 1849, to Lovina Barker, a daughter of Samuel A. and Rebecca C., (Caldwell) Barker, her father born July 9, 1797, and her mother May 19, 1802.  Mr. and Mrs. Follett have had five children-- Elmer B., born Jan. 13, 1851; Adelia M., April 14, 1853, wife of Albert A. Koons; Harriet L. Aug. 16, 1855, wife of Dr. S. H. Fuller; Leonora L., Sept. 1, 1857; Lina, Aug. 20, 1863, died aged thirteen months.  Mrs. Follett's mother died Dec. 20, 1850, and her father in March, 1863.  They were married July 4, 1817, and had a family of six daughters-- Lorena L., Mary M., Melvina, Lydia L., Rebecca C. and Lovina C.


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