J. W. Love,

merchant, Patriot, was born in Posey Township in 1847. He is a son of John and Ann S. (Collins) Love, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio County, Ind. His grandparents were early settlers in and about Rising Sun. His father was a blacksmith by trade, and died in 1854 of cholera in Arkansas. They reared a family of five children, all still living: David, George, James W., Mary (wife of H.A. Boyle), and Maggie. Our subject spent the first nine years of his life in Patriot where he was born. He then moved to a farm where he resided till 1864. He then worked at day labor till 1871, when he was appointed postmaster at Patriot, and served till March, 1879. In the meantime he began merchandising which he has since continued. He married in 1876, Adelia Ford, and they have two children: Anna and Lizzie. Mr. L. is serving his fourth year as township trustee, and is a member of the I.O.O.F., and Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Love is also a member of the latter society.