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Hosier J. Harris,

one of the leading farmers of Posey Township, and son of Jacob R. Harris, was born in Switzerland County in August, 1839. He grew to maturity on the farm with his parents, and shared the advantages of the common schools. When about twenty-one years of age he married Rachel Scranton, daughter of Robert Scranton, and engaged in business on his own responsibility. He has been quite successful, and now owns one of the best bottom farms in the county. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have three children: Pearl, Gertrude and Lucian.