From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 828-829


Robert H Humphreys was born in Clark County, Ohio, a son of James and Catherine Humphreys.  He was reared on a farm, and receiving a good education.  He remained at home till his marriage, Nov. 22, 1860, to Sarah E. Carpenter, daughter of Harlow J. and Fanny (Merry) Carpenter.  She was educated and qualified for a teacher, and at the time of becoming acquainted with Mr. Humphreys was one of the teachers of Clark County, Ohio.  They made their home in Genoa, Pickaway Co., Ohio, till 1863, when Mr. Humphreys enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Ohio Infantry, and after his discharge they moved to Steuben County and settled on section 15, Otsego Township, buying what is known as the Dunham place.  The Indian village and burial place of the Pottawatomie Indians was on this farm.  His sterling worth was early recognized by the citizens of this township, and soon after his arrival he was elected Township Trustee, an office he filled acceptably and to which he was again elected at the last election before his death, which occurred July 29, 1869.  Three of the four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys died in infancy.  The only one living is Frank B., who was born Feb. 15, 1866, and is now a young man of promise, possessing many of the noble traits of his father.  Mrs. Humphreys and her son own and occupy the old homestead.



Submitted by Kim Davoli