farmer, Craig Township, son of Rev. Henry D. Banta, was born in Trimble
County, Ky., February 7, 1812, and was four years old
when his parents came to Switzerland County. He was married in 1833 to Sarah, daughter of Isaac and
Susan Ferris, and at once located on his present farm. He began life
with a capital of $250. He owns at present 184 acres of good land. he served three years on the board
of commissioners. Nine children have been born to him, all living, viz: Isaac, Mary J., Susan,
Ellen, Sarah O., Eliza, Emma, Henry and Mitchel. Mr. and Mrs. Banta are acceptable members of the
Christian Church, with which they have been connected since 1850.