JOHN A. LONGNECKER was born in Pendleton County, Ky., December 29, 1820, and is the eldest of the ten children born to JACOB and SARAH D.(PORTER) LONGNECKER, natives respectively of Maryland and Kentucky. JACOB LONGNECKER was reared from childhood in Kentucky, was there married and there was engaged in farming until 1833, when he came to Clinton County, this State, thence, three or four years later, to Tippecanoe, and thence, in 1841, moved to Livingston County, Ill., where he bought a farm of 320 acres, on which he resided until his death in March, 1860. John A.Longnecker worked with his father until twenty one years of age, and then farmed on shares in Tippecanoe County for about ten years, when he bought a small farm, which he worked until the spring of 1862, when he came to this township and settled on seventy acres of wild land which he had bought two years previously. January 9, 1842, he married ROSANNA GATES, a native of Dayton, Ohio, who bore him seven children only one of whom still lives - LOUISA C., now MRS. EDWARD STANFORD, and died February 9, 1880, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, MR. LONGNECKER is a Democrat.

**Rosanna Gates was a daughter of Henry Gates and Eleanor Rock of Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Henry and Eleanor Gates are my direct ancestors. Adina**

Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana, Historical and Biographical, 1883, pg. 434

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WILLIAM D. SHUEE, farmer and stock-raiser, section 31, Jackson Township, Tippecanoe County, was born on the old homestead of his father on section 19, of the same township, one mile northwest of his present home, the date of his birth being March 5, 1840. His father, DAVID SHUEE, who is now deceased, was a native of Botetourt County, Virginia, coming to Fountain County, Indiana, when a young man, and soon after came to this county, and settled in Jackson Township, where he died May 21, 1881. His wife, whose maiden name was SUSAN DAVISSON, died March 30, 1870. They were the parents of five children, two of whom are living: WILLIAM D., the subject of this sketch, and JOSEPHINE, now MRS. CHAPPELL.  One daughter, MRS. AMANDA A. KIRKPATRICK, left at her death a family of seven children.

WILLIAM D. SHUEE was reared on the home farm to agricultural pursuits, and his education was obtained in the common schools of Sugar Grove. He was united in marriage July 1, 1862, to MISS EMILY FRANCIS, a daughter of JAMES FRANCIS one of the early settlers of Jackson Township, who is now deceased. Two children were born to this union, whose names are-WILLIAM E. and MARY A. MR. SHUEE has always followed the vocation of a farmer, and by his industrious habits and good management he has met with excellent success, and is now the owner of 419 acres of good land. In his political views he affiliates with the Republican party.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 454-455
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

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GEORGE I. KELLENBERGER, one of the active and enterprising men of Sheffield Township, is a native of Ohio, born in Ross County, November 27, 1821. He followed farming until fifteen years of age, when he changed his vocation, working for a few months in the flouring mills owned and operated by his father. He subsequently went to Frankfort, Ohio, to work in the mill of his uncle, DANIEL HAYNES, remaining there until the fall of 1841, becoming a competent miller. In that year he started to seek his fortune in Indiana, and after a tedious journey on horseback he reached his destination, Lafayette, October 17, 1841.   Shortly after his arrival he accepted the position of miller in the flouring mill of WILLIAM HEATON at Wyandot, remaining in his employ for one year. In 1846 he accepted a similar position with JACOB HOOVER, at Concord, Indiana, and in 1848 he severed his connection with MR. HOOVER, and accepted employment in the mill of GEORGE FORESMAN, two and a half miles north of Dayton, Indiana, with whom he remained until February, 1855. By strict economy and good management he accumulated in time a comfortable capital, and in February, 1855, he purchased the Dayton mill site at Dayton, on which stood an old saw-mill, and the following spring he erected a flouring-mill, which he operated successfully, until failing health compelled him to retired from the business, when he sold his mill to SAMUEL D. STROTHER for the sum of $18,000. This mill is now owned and operated by JOHN BROWNING. After retiring from this enterprise, MR. KELLENBERGER engaged in stock trading, and for the past five years he has carried on the stock business extensively in Woodson County, Kansas, where he owns a ranch.

MR. KELLENBERGER was married December 16, 1847, to MISS CATHERINE GLADDEN, and to them have been born nine children: EMERSON K., MARCUS E., VIRGINIA C., KATY M., MELVIN M., SCHUYLER C., EMERY, JEFFERSON and SAMUEL S., of whom the last three are deceased. In politics MR. KELLENBERGER was formerly a Whig, casting his first Presidential vote for Henry Clay. In 1856 he became identified with the Republican ticket, working harmoniously with that party until the year 1866, since which he has been independent in his political views. In 1876 he was an ardent supporter of PETER COOPER, the Greenback candidate for the Presidency, and has since been identified with that party. In 1876 he was elected county commissioner, which office he filled to the entire satisfaction of his constituents, for three years. He is president of the Dayton Gravel Road Company, which position he has held since its organization, April, 1861, a period of twenty-seven years, and he was the builder of the road. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for almost half a century. He is one of the prominent citizens of his township, and has always taken an active interest in enterprises tending toward its improvement, as well as that of the county in general.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 455-456
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

ANDREW C. McCORKLE, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 34, Jackson Township, where he has a well improved farm under find cultivation. He is a native of Indiana, born in Putnam County, October 12, 1837, a son of ANDREW McCORKLE, deceased, who was a native of Fleming County, Kentucky, and a grandson of JOSEPH McCORKLE, who was also a Virginian by birth, and of Scotch descent. The father of our subject was one of the early settlers of Putnam County, settling in Jackson Township, that county, in the year 1832, where he entered from the Government 120 acres of land and subsequently purchased a tract of eighty acres. He married MARY GOODING, a daughter of JOHN GOODING, who was of Scotch descent, and was a soldier in the War of 1812. Of the twelve children born to MR. and MRS. ANDREW McCORKLE eleven children reached maturity. Four of the sons were soldiers in the late war; JOSEPH a member of the Thirty-third Iowa Infantry and died from injuries received while in service; ABRAM, who was a member of the Eighteenth Indiana Battery, was killed in front of Chattanooga; NATHAN was a member of the Fifty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and participated in the siege of Vicksburg, battles of Jackson, Black River Bridge and others of minor importance; ANDREW C., the subject of this sketch, was a member of Company B, Seventy-eighth Indiana Infantry, and served under COLONEL FARROW, late of Greencastle, Indiana.

ANDREW C. McCORKLE was married June 30, 1864, to MISS POLLY ANN MEHARRY, a daughter of THOMAS and EUNITY (PATTON) MEHARRY, and one of seven children, all of whom reached maturity. Her parents were among the pioneers of Montgomery County, Indiana, removing thence from Adams County, Ohio, in 1827, when that county was principally inhabited by Indians and wild animals. To MR. and MRS. McCORKLE were born two children-- CHARLES A., born July 2, 1865, and JOHN W., born May 15, 1868.  They also reared and educated from childhood MAGGIE WEIGAND, who became the wife of JOHN B. SMITH and removed to Dakota. MISS MARY GARDNER, an orphan, has found a comfortable home in the family of MR. McCORKLE for the past fifteen years. MRS. McCORKLE died August 19, 1887, leaving a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a worthy and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was beloved by all who knew her for her many noble traits of character.

MR. McCORKLE located in Montgomery County in the fall of 1864, and in the fall of 1865 he came to Tippecanoe County, and has since resided on his present farm in Jackson Township. He is one of the most successful and enterprising farmers of Jackson Township, and is the owner of 1,053 acres of land. He makes a specialty of raising graded stock, in which he is meeting with success. He held the office of township trustee four years, serving with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. He and his sons are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 468,473
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

DR. M. DIENHART, one of the prominent physicians and surgeons of Tippecanoe County, was born in Rhine Province, Germany, March 9, 1842, a son of PETER M. and GERTRUDE DIENHART, both of whom were natives of Germany. They immigrated to American with their family in 1858, taking passage at Havre de Gras, in the sailing vessel New Orleans, and after an ocean voyage of forty-six days they landed at New York City. From thence they proceeded to Tippecanoe County, and settled west of Lafayette, where the father bought a tract of eighty acres, where he made his home for five years. He lived in Wabash Township, this county, until 1857, since which year he has been a resident of Randolph Township. He was born in the year 1809, and is now seventy-eight years of age. His wife was born in the year 1812. To them have been born nine children, as follows: PETER M., MATTHIAS, EMMA (deceased), MICHAEL, JOSEPH (deceased), NICHOLAS, ENANCUS, GERTRUDE and JOSEPH (deceased). While living in the old country the father followed the cooper's trade.

The subject of this sketch was reared in his native country until attaining the age of eighteen years, and there received his education. He now speaks four different languages-German, French, English and Latin. After coming to America he became employed in the wholesale and retail grocery establishment of DEALY & DIENHART, at Lafayette, which was known as the Railroad house, remaining with this firm two years. He began reading medicine before leaving Germany, and after coming to this country he completed his medical studies with DR. GEORGE E. DYER, with whom he was associated in the practice of medicine for two years. He began his medical practice in 1862, in Lafayette, and has since followed his profession in Knox, Davis (Daviess), Pike and Crawford counties, Indiana. He has established a large and successful practice, and has become well and favorably known throughout this section of the country. He is a charter member of the Physician's and Dentist's Insurance Association, and also belongs to the Home Protection Association. The doctor was married October 22, 1873, to MISS
BARBARA KERKER, a native of Pennsylvania, and to this union two children were born, of whom only one is now living, named KATIE AGNES. MRS. DIENHART died in 1878, and the doctor was again united in marriage to MISS MARY RIEDLIENGER. She is a native of Michigan, but has long been a resident of this county. In politics DR. DIENHART is a Democrat.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 468
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

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WILLIAM WESLEY CORNELL, a representative of one of the old and honored pioneer families of Tippecanoe County, resides in Washington Township, where he has a farm of seventy-seven and a half acres. His father, HELI CORNELL, was born in Onondago, New York, in 1786, his father being a native of Wales, and a soldier during the Revolutionary war. When HELI CORNELL was in his boyhood, his father removed with his family to Canada, but subsequently returned to New York State. HELI CORNELL was reared a farmer, an occupation he followed through life. He was married in New York State, to ELECTRA LATHROP, and to them were born thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters, and of this once numerous family but three are living: LAURA A., wife of JOSEPH DICKY, of Mahaska County, Iowa; LOIS AMELIA, widow of JOHN HOFFMAN, and WILLIAM WESLEY, the subject of this sketch. HELI CORNELL subsequently removed with his family to Ohio, and later to Clarke County, Illinois, and in 1835 came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and entered land on section 14, in Washington Township, which he cleared and improved, residing here until his death, November 7, 1869. His widow survived his death but a few months, dying June 24, 1870. HELI CORNELL was a typical pioneer, an honest, industrious citizen, and was respected by all who knew him. In politics he was a Whig until the organization of the Republican party, with which he affiliated until his death. He and his wife had lived together for about sixty years, and for many years both were earnest and devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

WILLIAM WESLEY CORNELL, whose name heads this sketch, as will be seen, is the only male representative of his father's family. He is a native of Clarke County, Illinois, born March 5, 1829, and been a resident of Washington Township since coming here with his father in 1835, a period of fifty-two years, and has seen the wilderness disappear and the surrounding country become dotted over with well-cultivated farms and thriving towns and villages. He was married about the
year 1855, to MISS ZURIAH HOLMES, a daughter of DANIEL HOLMES. She died in 1865, leaving at her death a son and a daughter-EMERETTA ELECTA, now the wife of DANIEL HUFFMAN, of Carroll County, and JOHN HELI, living in Washington Township. MR. CORNELL was married a second time, October 20, 1869, to MRS. MARTHA JANE CRUEN, who was born in Boone County, Indiana, February 13, 1842, a daughter of HENRY FAIRCHILD, who was one of Boone County's early settlers. Her father now lives in Illinois, and is a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran church. Her mother died February 8, 1867. Seven children have been born to the second marriage of MR. and MRS. CORNELL, five of whom are living: GEORGE N., DESIRE A., LAURA L., BERTHA MAY and CLARA L. ANSEL A. and JOSEPH A. are deceased. MRS. CORNELL had two sons by a former marriage-SAMUEL E. and JOHN H., the latter now deceased. MR. CORNELL has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for many years. He belongs to no church, but is a practical Christian, his religious theory being to do to others as you would be done by, and he has found by experience that this maxim, well followed, contains the essence of Christianity. The father of the subject of this sketch was a soldier in the War of 1812. In politics WILLIAM W. is an uncompromising Republican.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 467-468
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

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I.O. RUSSELL, an active and enterprising citizen of Lafayette, is a native of Indiana, born in New Albany, May 17, 1850, a son of WILLIAM and ELEANOR (SMITH) RUSSELL. The parents were born, reared and married in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and subsequently removed to New Albany, Indiana, near which place MR. RUSSELL had a farm. He was reared to farm life, and always followed the vocation of a farmer. In 1856 he removed with his family to McLean County, Illinois, where he lived until his death in 1863. The mother died in the same county in the year 1878.

I.O. RUSSELL, the subject of this sketch, was reared from his sixth year in McLean County, and received his education in the schools of Bloomington and Lexington, that county. He learned telegraphy in the Western Union office at Bloomington, where he was engaged one year, and from there was transferred to the Lake Erie office at Saybrook, Illinois. In 1873 he was sent to Montmorency, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, remaining in charge of the office of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railroad at that point, until the fall of 1882. In 1882 he was appointed Deputy County Auditor, of Tippecanoe County, which
office he has since filled, performing the duties of this position in an efficient manner. MR. RUSSELL was married in Tippecanoe County in 1876 to MISS SUSIE C. WILES, a native of this county, and a daughter of JOHN H. WILES, who is now a resident of Montmorency. Her mother is deceased. MR. and MRS. RUSSELL are the parents of two children, named RETSER and ELMER C. MR. RUSSELL has made his home in Lafayette since assuming the duties of his present office. He is a member of Lafayette Commandery, K.T., and of the Knights of Pythias. In politics he is a Democrat, and has served on the Central Committee of the Democratic party, from Shelby Township.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 465-466
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

JACOB KIRKPATRICK, a prosperous and enterprising agriculturist of Tippecanoe County, residing on section 19, Jackson Township, was born in Will County, Illinois, December 4, 1831. His father, SAMUEL KIRKPATRICK, who is now deceased, was a native of Virginia, born on the Brandywine River, and in 1800, he accompanied his parents to Adams County, Ohio. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His father, ANDREW KIRKPATRICK, with his two brothers, ROBERT and WILLIAM, were soldiers in the war of the Revolution, where ROBERT was killed at the battle of Brandywine. SAMUEL KIRKPATRICK came to Indiana, in the fall of 1829, and settled in Montgomery County where he spent one winter. In the spring of 1830 he removed to Will County, Illinois, and in 1832 he with many others left that county on account of the Black Hawk war. He however soon returned to Will County, where he made his home until about 1845, when he came with his family to Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

JACOB KIRKPATRICK, our subject, came this county in the fall of 1837, and here he grew to manhood amid the wild surroundings of pioneer life, being reared a farmer, and in his youth received but limited educational advantages. In 1850 he went by the overland route to California, driving a mule team, and walking nearly the entire distance. He then mined for gold for eighteen months, and subsequently followed farming and stock-raising for a time in California, and in 1856 he returned to Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He then spent one year in school, and in 1857 returned to California, coming back to this county the following year, and in 1859 he purchased the farm where he has since made his home. He was married May 26, 1859, to MISS AMANDA A. SHUEE, a daughter of DAVID SHUEE, an old and respected pioneer who is now deceased. Of the eight children born to their union, seven still survive: LAURA, CHARLES, SUSAN, AMANDA A., WILLIAM, EDWIN and FANNIE. SUSAN is now the wife of DR. JOHN P. BARCUS, of O'Dell, in Jackson Township. MR. KIRKPATRICK is the owner of 398 acres of land in Tippecanoe County, and also has a tract of forty acres located in Montgomery County. MRS.KIRKPATRICK died January 21, 1887. She was a loving wife and mother, a kind neighbor, and was held in high esteem by all who formed her acquaintance.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 465
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

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JAMES McCORMICK, one of the successful farmers of Wabash Township, residing on section 24, is a native of Ohio, born in Greene County, January 8, 1822, a son of PHILLIP and MARY (CRAIN) McCORMICK. The father was born in the year 1792, and was married in Greene County, Ohio, where he resided until 1826. In that year he came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and settled on section 24, Wabash Township, where he entered 200 acres of land from the Government. He had visited the county in the year 1825, and assisted in building the first hewed log house where Lafayette now stands. He added to his original tract of land until he had 720 acres, which by years of toil and persevering energy he improved and brought under fine cultivation, this land being as good as could be found in Wabash Township. He died an honored and respected citizen February 6, 1855, his widow surviving him until January 1865. They were the parents of six children, of whom three yet survive--JAMES, the subject of this sketch; MRS. SARAH A. YOUNG and MRS. RACHEL RUSSELL. MATILDA J., ELIZABETH and ANDREW J. are deceased.

JAMES McCORMICK was but four years of age when brought by his parents to this county, and here he was reared amid the wild surroundings of pioneer life, and his educational advantages were very limited. His youth was passed on a farm, and farming has been the principal vocation of his life. He was united in marriage to MISS ALCINDA MEEKENS, who was born in Hampshire County, Virginia, August 30, 1825, a daughter of JOSEPH and ELIZABETH (LUNFORD) MEEKENS, who were among the early settlers of Tippecanoe County. MR. MEEKENS settled in Lafayette in November, 1832, and established the first market in that now prosperous city. He removed with his family to Jasper County, Indiana, where he died June 15, 1857. MRS. MEEKENS died in the same county, November 7, 1847. They had eight children born to them, of whom MRS. McCORMICK is the only one living at the present writing. The names of the deceased are: JAMES, LOUIS, THORNTON, MARGARET, TAMOR, RICHARD and ELIZABETH.

Of the twelve children born to MR. and MRS. McCORMICK, but six are living: REBECCA, wife of THOMAS BACEY; WASHINGTON F., THOMAS J., JOSEPH P., ANDREW J. and ULYSSES G. The deceased are: MARGARET, MARY, JAMES C. and three who died in infancy unnamed.

MR. McCORMICK is one of the substantial men of his township, and by his fair and honorable dealings and strict integrity he has gained the confidence and respect of the entire community. He is the owner of 390 acres of choice land, which is well improved, and his residence and farm buildings are comfortable and commodious. In his political views he affiliates with the Republican party.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 463-464
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

GEORGE W. SENSE, a worthy representative of one of the old and honored pioneers of Tippecanoe County, was born in Perry Township, this county, a son of DAVID and ELIZABETH (STALEY) SENSE, the date of his birth being January 11, 1845. He was reared a farmer, which he has followed the greater part of his life, and his education was obtained in the common schools of his native county. At the age of twenty-one years he began working at the carpenter's trade, which he has continued about three years, but farming and threshing has been his principle occupation. He has operated a threshing machine for eighteen years. He was married at the age of twenty-three years, to MISS HARRIET WALKER, who was a native of Pennsylvania, and a daughter of THOMAS WALKER. Of the four children born to this union, but one, named WALTER, is living. Those deceased are named JOHN, EDWARD and DAVID. MR. SENSE was a second time married, in December, 1877, to MISS MATTIE RANDOLPH, a native of this county, born in the year 1846. The result of this union is three children, whose names are HATTIE R., RALPH and NELLIE. In his political views MR. SENSE is a Republican. He was elected township trustee in 1882, which office he fill for four years, with credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. The SENSE family removed from Virginia to Preble County, Ohio, in an early day, and a few years later settled in Perry Township, this county. GEORGE SENSE, the grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia, and was reared and
married in his native State. He was among the early settlers of this county, and her made a homestead on section 27, Perry Township, where he lived until his death. He was the father of five children-DAVID, MRS. MARY STALEY, WILLIAM, MRS. ELEANOR PRICE and MRS. ELIZA JANE MASTERS.

DAVID SENSE, the father of our subject, was also a native of Virginia, and was a lad of fifteen years when he accompanied his parents to Tippecanoe County, where he grew to manhood amid the wildness of pioneer life. He was married at the age of nineteen years to ELIZABETH STALEY, a native of Ohio, and for several years after his marriage he lived on rented land in Perry and Sheffield townships. His first land purchase was on sections 14 and 23, Perry Township, where he made his homestead, and occupied it until his death, which occurred in December, 1886. He was twice married, and by his first marriage had eight children, four of whom still survive-WILLIAM, of Wabash Township; MRS. SARAH ANN WALTERS, living in Brown County, Indiana; GEORGE W., our subject; and JOHN E., of Perry Township. Those deceased are-MRS. MARY C. WADE, MARTHA JANE, FRANKLIN and one who died in infancy unnamed. For his second wife DAVID SENSE married MRS. NANCY (WALKER) WHITE, and they have two children living-MAY and THOMAS E., at the old homestead.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 464
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

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DR. FURMAN LEAMING, now residing on a farm on section 17, Randolph Township, Tippecanoe County, was born in Cape May County, New Jersey, August 30, 1815, his parents, FURMAN and HANNAH (LUDLAM) LEAMING, having been born in the same county. The grandfather of our subject was PARSONS LEAMING, a son of AARON LEAMING, who was a son of AARON LEAMING, Sr., the latter being a son of CHRISTOPHER LEAMING, who came to America from Warwickshire, England, in 1670, and settled in Cape May County, New Jersey, the above generations living there, and each succeeding generation of the LEAMING family was represented in the Legislature from Cape May County, down to the father our subject, who was a State Senator when but twenty-five years of age. He was the first in the direct line of descent to leave that county, removing to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in December, 1815.

FURMAN LEAMING, the subject of this sketch, was reared from infancy in Philadelphia, where he received good educational advantages. He graduated from the Medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1837, and subsequently practiced medicine one year in Philadelphia. He then went on the coast survey for six months when he returned to his practice, and for five years had charge of the Philadelphia Dispensary. He was married September 28, 1843, to MISS MARY CURWEN, a daughter of GEORGE F. and ELINOR (EWING) CURWEN. The CURWEN family is originally from Cumberland, in the north of England. Of the seven children born to DR. and MRS. LEAMING six still survive: HENRY, ELINOR, G. CURWEN, MARY E., ELIZABETH M. and FURMAN M., all married except FURMAN M., and all with the exception of MARY, who lives in Chambersburgh, Pennsylvania, being residents of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and live on farms adjoining the old homestead.

DR. FURMAN continued to practice medicine at Philadelphia until 1844, when he came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, locating on the farm where he has since made his home. During his residence here he has devoted his time principally to agricultural pursuits, only practicing about a year during the war. His first land purchase in the county consisted of 400 acres which he afterward sold. He now owns 300 acres of choice land, all well improved, and is classed among the prosperous citizens of his township. In politics he affiliates with the Democratic party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Romney Lodge, No. 144. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian church.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 466-467
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

HENRY LEAMING, one of the prominent and successful agriculturists of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, is a native of this county, born in Randolph Township, January 20, 1845, a son of DR. FURMAN LEAMING, a prominent citizen of Randolph Township. He was reared to the vocation of a farmer, on the homestead farm, and received his education principally at the academy at Bridgeton, New Jersey. He was married November 1, 1870, to MISS MARTHA F. FOX, a daughter of AMOS FOX, who is now deceased. MR. and MRS. LEAMING are the parents of five children, whose names are as follows: MARY, LEWIS, EMILY, CHARLOTTE and HUNTER. MRS. LEAMING is the owner of 296 acres of choice land which is well improved. MR. LEAMING is engaged in general farming and stock-raising, making a specialty of graded stock. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In his religious faith he is a Presbyterian, being a member of the church of that denomination at Romney.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 464-465
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

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WILLIAM H. BURKHALTER, a well-known and representative citizen of Perry Township, is a native of Indiana, born in Clinton County, September 6, 1841, a son of EDWARD and ELIZABETH (RYCRAFT) BURKHALTER, the father born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, a son of PETER BURKHALTER, and the mother, born in Butler County, Ohio, a daughter of JOSEPH RYCRAFT. PETER BURKHALTER was among the pioneers of Tippecanoe County, settling in Perry Township when his son EDWARD was a young man, where he lived until his death. He and his wife were the parents of ten children, named: HENRY, EDWARD, PETER, JOSEPH, SOLOMON, REUBEN, GEORGE, BETSY, POLLY and CATHERINE.

EDWARD BURKHALTER, the father of our subject, lived in Perry Township until his marriage with MISS RYCRAFT, when he located in Clinton County, on a quarter section of land, where he made a good home for his family. In 1858 he returned to Tippecanoe County, and settled on section 5, Sheffield Township, where he lived until his death, which occurred in the fall of 1879. He was twice married, and by his first marriage had eleven children, ten of whom yet survive-SARAH ANN, MARY CATHERINE, ELIZABETH JANE, WILLIAM H., MARGARET ANN, GEORGE, SOLOMON, LOUISA, ALICE and LYDIA. A daughter named HATTIE is deceased. The mother of these children died in 1865, and in 1866 MR. EDWARD BURKHALTER married ANN CHISEM, who is still living. In his political views MR. BURKHALTER was a Republican. He was a worthy citizen, and respected by all who knew him.

WILLIAM H. BURKHALTER, the subject of this sketch, was reared at the homestead of his father in Clinton County, and received such education as the common schools of his day afforded. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion in December, 1863, and was assigned to the Tenth Indiana Battery, and served in that command until March, 1864, when he was transferred to the Eighteenth Indiana Battery. He participated in a number of important engagements, including the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Resaca, Buzzard's Roost, and Sand Mountain, and also took part in Cook's raid in the rear of Atlanta. The battery was stationed for a time at Atlanta, and from there went to Calhoun, Georgia, thence to Nashville, Tennessee, where MR.BURKHALTER was transferred to the gunboat service, with which he remained until the close of the war. He was discharged at Indianapolis, July 10, 1865, when he returned to Tippecanoe County and engaged in the more peaceful pursuit of agriculture, which he has since followed.

MR. BURKHALTER has been three times married, his first marriage taking place in March, 1866, with MISS POLLY ROTH, a daughter of DANIEL ROTH, and of the three children born to this union all are deceased-POLLY died in infancy, ABRAHAM died aged ten years, and SARAH ANN died September 7, 1887, at the age of eighteen years. MRS. POLLY BURKHALTER died September 27, 1870, and MR. BURKHALTER was married October 17, 1872, to MISS SAVILLA IDLE, a daughter of FRANKLIN IDLE, of Clinton County, by whom he had two children, JENNIE and LIZZIE, the latter dying at the age of two years. MR. BURKHALTER was again bereaved by the death of his wife, April 3, 1876. He was married to his present wife in August, 1878, her maiden name being MARY IDLE, a sister of his former wife. Four children have been born to this union, named-SAVILLA, HATTIE, EARL J. and MARY.

MR. BURKHALTER is classed among the most enterprising and substantial farmers of his township, where he owns a valuable farm of 208 acres, a comfortable two-story residence, which was erected in 1858, a large commodious barn and other farm buildings. He is engaged in general farming and stock raising. He has recently purchased two imported thoroughbred horses, and in the future will make a specialty of raising fine horses.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 461-462
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

MRS. ALICE PIERCE FIFIELD, homeopathic physician, Lafayette, was born in Onondaga County, New York, near Syracuse, of New England parentage; was reared in Western New York, and graduated at the Canandaigua Female Seminary, in the palmy days of that aristocratic school. She was married to a man twenty-five years her senior, wealthy and kind. When she began to study the symptoms of an ailment with which she was temporarily troubled, he encouraged her in her desire to carry still further her researches into medicine. In this her ambition led her to read the heaviest treatises with as much enthusiasm as one ever read an exciting novel. A celebrated homeopathic physician of Detroit placed his library at her service and lent her a skeleton. For years her leisure was absorbed in study, until every fiber of the human temple had been analyzed and mapped, and the materia medica was a familiar to her as a, b, c. She went to Cleveland, Ohio, but her soul was filled with one purpose, namely, to demonstrate her ability, without artificial aids, to become a first-class practitioner. She believed God ordained and
set her apart for this, not only as a means of support for her family, now dependent upon her in consequence of the business reverses of her husband, but also for the sake of woman, now on trial of her right to rise to the level of her highest gifts. She felt herself providentially led in 1869 to Lafayette, a city of nearly 20,000 population, where she had neither acquaintance nor reputation, but where she earned $3,000 the first year, "on foot!" Afterward she kept a horse, and in eighteen years of residence here she has acquired a practice of $7,000 to $10,000 a year. Professorships in medical institutions have been offered her, but she has declined them, believing that she could do more good as a practitioner. She has sent out many women students, has educated five orphans, and is constantly giving in charity, besides maintaining her family. Better than all, she revolutionized public sentiment on the "woman question," and smoothed the way for more timid aspirants who came toward the front afterward. She has been an example to the women of her city, by teaching them the laws of health and the civilization of light dresses, broad-soled shoes and flannel underwear. On these subjects she is very decided. Frivolous women who come to her as a last resort, after ruining their health by an absurd style of dress, reckless diet, late hours, close rooms, etc., find but little encouragement for their unnatural life. She declines to treat them unless they will follow to the letter her hygienic instructions, often plainly informing them that she doubts whether they have the moral courage to keep their promises to follow her advice, and that she does not wish to risk her reputation by taking such "light weight" as patients. Such blasts as this carry the froth away. Her professional calls are so numerous as to keep her very busy. She is a picture of health in her own constitution, - stout, large, matronly, cheerful, - with an overcoming power in every lineament of her countenance. Her utterance is quick and decisive, characteristic of one who is master of the situation. Her house at No. 90 North street, is cozy and handsomely furnished both up stairs and down, and pervaded by the sense of an indomitable personality. She is respected by all the citizens as an ornament to her profession. MR. PIERCE, her first husband, died, and in July, 1881, she married CHARLES FIFIELD, a native of Massachusetts, and employed on the railroad, who died in April, 1883. MRS. PIERCE-FIFIELD's children, all by her first husband, are HARRY H., in Iowa; LIZZIE, who married W.H. TOLIFARO, and also resides in Iowa; and CHARLES H., now living in Lafayette.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 460-461
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

ANDREW JACKSON BULL, one of the well known and representative citizens of Perry Township, is a native of Ohio, born in Butler County, October 27, 1817, a son of JONAH BULL, a native of England, who was born near London, on the Thames, January 24, 1764, and a grandson of ABEL BULL who was teacher and book-seller. JONAH BULL received his education in London, and subsequently engaged in teaching. In 1795 he immigrated to America, locating first at Charleston, South Carolina, and from there went to Virginia. He was married October 13, 1796, to MISS JANE CRUMLEY, a native of Berkeley County, Virginia, her parents being from an old Virginia family, of English ancestry. After his marriage he located with his wife at Winchester, Virginia, where they lived for many years. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and fought in the battle of New Orleans under General Jackson. He also took part in the Florida war. In 1815 or 1816, he removed to Butler County, Ohio, their household goods being transported across the mountains on pack animals. JONAH BULL made his home in Butler
County until his death, which occurred June 10, 1823. In politics he was a Democrat, and was a great admirer of General Jackson, under whom he fought. He was a good scholar, and a man of more than ordinary intelligence. Though by birth and education an Englishman he was loyal to the Republic. He lost his wife about a year before his death. They were the parents of seven children, two dying in infancy. Of the remaining children, SARAH became the wife of WILLIAM BAKER, and died in Sheffield Township, leaving her husband with two children; ROBERT died in Sheffield Township, in April, 1861, leaving a wife and one child; THOMAS died in Pickaway County, Ohio, leaving a wife and seven children; JANE became the wife of JOHN S. PATTON, and died in Sheffield Township, leaving four sons, and ANDREW JACKSON, who is the youngest child of his father's family.

The latter was but six years old when left an orphan, and from that time until 1827 he lived with relatives. In that year he came to Tippecanoe County with his sisters, MRS. JANE PATTON and MRS. SARAH BAKER. At the age of thirteen years he walked to Jefferson in Clinton County, a barefoot boy, where he obtained employment, receiving as compensation for his services, his board and clothing, and the privilege of attending school. When sixteen years old he returned to Sheffield Township, this county, where he worked on a farm. At the age of twenty-one years he received eighty acres of land in Sheffield Township, which had been entered for him by the administrator of his father's estate, which land he has improved and lived on for several years. He then sold his land and went to Lafayette and engaged in the hardware business which he followed until 1848. He then removed to Dayton, this county, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits, and also  conducted a hotel. In 1859 he disposed himself of his business at Dayton and removed to the farm in Perry Township where he now resides. He has a pleasant home here where he is surrounded with all the comforts of life. His residence is one and a half stories in height, located on a natural building site, and his farm which contains 160 acres of valuable land, is well improved and under fine cultivation, everything about his home indicating thrift and industry.

MR. BULL has been twice married. First, February 14, 1839, to SARAH JANE BARTMESS, daughter of JACOB and SOPHIA (RIZER) BARTMESS, and of the three children born to this union, two are living--OLIVER PERRY, of Wea Township, and ROBERT FULTON, of Sheffield Township. A son, MORRIS, died at the age of twenty years. MRS. BULL died February 14, 1848, and October 27, 1848, MR. BULL was a second time married to MARGARET DICKSON, a
native of Sheffield Township, this county, and a daughter of LEVI and MARGARET (FRY) DICKSON, who settled in that township in 1826. To this union four children were born of whom three are living--MRS. EFFIE C. ENGLISH, of Sterling, Kansas ; ROBESON and MARY, at home with their parents. A son named WILLIAM died at the age of twenty-four years, leaving a wife. He was a businessman of Nickerson, Kansas. MR. BULL in his political views is somewhat conservative. In his religious views he adheres strongly to the doctrine of universal salvation.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana,  pp. 459-460
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

SAMUEL GAY is one of the most enterprising of the pioneers of Tippecanoe County. He is a native of Ohio, born in Pickaway County, October 28, 1812, a son of JACOB and AMY (HERBERT) GAY. His father was a native of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, a son of JOHN GAY, a native of England, who came to the United States prior to the Revolutionary War, and died in Ohio, aged 103 years. JACOB GAY was a soldier in the war of the Revolution. The mother of our subject was a native of New Jersey, a daughter of THOMAS HERBERT, who was one of the first settlers of Ohio. The father died in 1848, aged fifty-seven years, and the mother in 1867. They had a family of five children, our subject being the only son, and is now the only member of the family living. The father was a member of the Baptist, and the mother of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

SAMUEL GAY remained with his parents until thirty years of age, and with them came to Tippecanoe County in 1834. His father bought 300 acres of partially improved land in Wayne Township, where he lived the rest of his life. SAMUEL GAY married October 11, 1834, to ELIZA REED, a native of Ross County, Ohio, a daughter of WILLIAM and NANCY REED.  After his marriage he bought 300 acres of land where he has since lived, but has added to his first purchase until his farm now contains 700 acres, all under cultivation. MR. and MRS. GAY have had eight children, seven of whom are living: JOHN, EMELINE, JOSEPINE, SEYMOUR, MADISON, SANFORD and SAMUEL. MRS. GAY is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics MR. GAY was formerly a Whig, and now supports the principles of the Republican party.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 456-459
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

JOHN P. STIDHAM, deceased, was one of the earliest settlers of Union Township, where he lived for forty-two years, and became of its most prominent and respected citizens. He was born in Delaware, September 1, 1799, a son of WILLIAM STIDHAM, who was of Swedish ancestry. He was reared in his native State and when a young man emigrated to Wayne County, Indiana, where he was married August 14, 1829, to TERRISA HURT, a native of Germany, who came to America when twelve years of age. In the spring of 1830 they removed to Tippecanoe County, and settled on a tract of 160 acres of unimproved land on section 26, Union Township, he had entered from the Government in 1824. MR. STIDHAM built a log cabin and began improving his frontier home. He was industrious and energetic and added to his first entry until he had 484 acres of improved land. He died March 26, 1872, his wife surviving him but a little more than a year, her death occurring June 1, 1873. They were honored citizens of Union and are well remembered by many, especially the old settlers, who with them toiled to transform the wilds of Tippecanoe County into its present thriving villages and productive farms. They had a family of three children, ELIZABETH, ELEANOR and JASPER H., all of whom live on the old homestead, which they have continued to improve and have added to their father's estate, until they now own 994 acres of valuable land. They are worthy children of most worthy parents and highly esteemed by all who know them.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 456
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888.

Volunteer: Adina Watkins Dyer

WILLIAM VALENTINE was born May 6, 1843, at West Point, Tippecanoe county, Ind. His father, J. W. VALENTINE,   was a farmer in easy circumstances, who was born in 1804 at Scotch Plains, N. J. He moved to Ohio when it was a very new country, where, on the 29th of February, 1829, he was married to MISS REBECCA KINKENNON.  She was the daughter of JAMES KINKENNON, a minister of the gospel, and a man of fine intellectual powers, having also an extensive knowledge of both law and medicine.   J. W. VALENTINE and his family moved to Tippecanoe county, Ind., in 1836, where they lived until September, 1856, when MR. VALENTINE died.  Here the son, WILLIAM, spent his boyhood days on his father's farm, acquiring such education only as the public schools afforded.   In April, 1863, he came to Iowa, stopping with his brother who was keeping a hotel at Fontanelle, Adair county.   At this time Adair county was very sparsely settled, most of the country being a vast stretch of wild prairie, upon which game was plentiful. He began farming in 1864, his sister keeping house for him. The next spring he purchased a four-mule team and ran a freight wagon between Omaha and Denver.   The business was attended with danger from Indians, who sometimes swooped down on the trains, killing the drivers and running off the stock and other property.   It was no uncommon sight to find dead bodies of Indians along the route where they had been killed by the freighters in defense of their lives and property.  He afterwards lived on a farm until 1874, when he moved into Atlantic, Cass county, Iowa.  In 1876 he moved to Casey, Guthrie county, and there engaged in the lumber business.  In 1883 he took in a nephew as partner and they opened a hardware and agricultural implement establishment in connection with the lumber business.  In 1895 they built a fine brick building for the accommodation of their rapidly growing business, making one of the best establishments in western Iowa. In 1897 they purchased an implement house in Adair, Adair county, and are carrying on both establishments.

Progressive Men of Iowa, pg. 147

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, 1883

Atchison County --

LIEUTENANT DAVID BAKER. One who has figured conspicuously in the growth and development of the Western country is DAVID BAKER. He is a native of Indiana and was born in Tippecanoe County, July 7, 1833, near the town of Dayton. He is the son of WILLIAM and HANNAH BAKER, the former being of English extraction. The first of the family to come to America was THOMAS BAKER, a Colonel in the English army, who resigned from that position to come to the colonies, settling on Long Island, while it was yet in possession of the Dutch.  WILLIAM BAKER was born in New Jersey, and emigrated to Ohio, settling in Butler County, in 1807. He was a soldier in the war of 1812.  In 1827 he moved to Indiana, being among the pioneers of Tippecanoe County.   There he opened a farm in the timber, and endured the hardships and privation subsequent to the first settlement of a new country.   He was a man closely associated with religion, and class leader in the United Brethren Church, and his house, for a number of years, was used to hold services in.  His death occurred February 19, 1844. He was married twice.   By his first wife he had six children. One son - ROBERT, lived in Dayton, Ind.   The other - THOMAS, is proprietor of the Grand Hotel in Indianapolis. MARY ANN was married to MOSES GRAFT, a prosperous farmer. Had a large family. RACHEL married a well known physician - DR. D. H. CROUSE, of Dayton, and is now deceased.  Two of her children are living, one of whom is Rev. M. V. CROUSE, an able clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, of Franklin, Ohio.   The other two children of WILLIAM BAKER died when they were young.

His second marriage was with HANNAH MOORE, a native of this country, but of Irish parentage. WILLIAM MOORE was in the War of 1812, and in General Hill's surrender, and then paroled, but in a short time returned to the army, and fought until the close of the war.  HANNAH MOORE BAKER was the mother of six children, three of her sons being farmers - ABNER in Kansas, JOSIAH in Illinois, and SAMUEL in Indiana.   The youngest – GEORGE W., died in infancy.  Her only daughter – MARTHA JANE, married DR. J. A. WOOD, who, for a number of years, was a resident of Atchison County, Kansas, but since the war has been a resident of Monticello, Ind., at which place he died in 1878, leaving a family of five children.  MRS. BAKER, after the death of her husband, married HENRY GOBLE, and removed to Clinton County, Ind.   She  was a pious woman, and a faithful adherent to the United Brethren church. Her death occurred in 1851, in the full triumph of her faith. Her last words were: "Glory! Glory!" As she opened her eyes once more, to behold her son DAVID, for whom she had seemed to be waiting for hours just at the door of death, then she sank peacefully away.

The education of DAVID BAKER and his brothers was limited, owing to the poor school facilities in Indiana at that early day. His chief amusement while pursuing the routine of the farmer boy,  was that of hunting and fishing. When fourteen years of age, he went to Dayton to learn the carpenters' trade with his brother ROBERT, serving an apprenticeship of three years, when he followed the trade for about the same length of time in Lafayette, Ind. On the 4th of June, 1855, he married MARGARET J. ALEXANDER. She lived only until the following year, June 20th, when her death occurred, leaving one infant daughter - ALFARETTA JANE, who died a few months later. She was a religious and educated lady, fond of literature, and an admirer of poetry.

A few months after this, MR. BAKER came to Kansas, arriving in Atchison County September 19, 1857.   He purchased a share in the Sumnertown Company, and pre-empted 160 acres of land near Lancaster, ten miles west of Atchison. He left Kansas December 5, in company with thirteen others, in a skiff, and rowed to Jefferson City, where they took the cars, he returning to Indiana. The 9th of March, 1858, he married REBECCA FORESMAN, daughter of JOHN FORESMAN, a pioneer of Indiana. Returned to Kansas with his wife, arriving at Sumner April 29. There he worked at his trade two years.  In 1858-59 was township collector and treasurer, and in 1859-60 was marshal of the town of Sumner, an unenviable position at that day, owing to the border element, and MR. BAKER had in many instances some of the most noted outlaws to deal with.  Being a Free-state man he took an active part in the affairs of the time, and was a delegate to the first Republican County Convention.  His life is replete with incidents too numerous to mention, but A. D. Richardson, the author of "Beyond the Mississippi," who was a personal friend of his, has pictured the scenes of those times to perfection. In 1861, he began to open his farm, but as the war of the Rebellion was fully upon us, he entered the military service.   He was mustered into the volunteer service as a private soldier, in Company G, Eighth Kansas Infantry, November 11, 1861, and on the 14th was ordered to Lawrence for drill. While there, November 21, 1861, was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant of the company. From December 20, 1861, until January 16, 1862, the regiment was guarding the border.  Three companies, A, D and G, were ordered to Fort Kearney, where they arrived on March 12, and remained until April 15, when Company G was detached, and sent to Scott's Bluff, on the overland mail route, to quell Indian troubles. On May 28, the company was ordered to Fort Laramie, where they remained on garrison duty until January 15, 1863, when they were ordered to join the regiment at Nashville, Tenn, marching from Fort Laramie to Leavenworth, thence by rail and water to Nashville. They assisted the regiment on provost duty in the city until June 7, 1863, when all the companies were ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where the regiment was assigned to Third Brigade of the First Divison, Twentieth Army Corps, and on June 24 marched under General Rosecrans to Tullahoma, then to Winchester and Stephenson, Ala., and across the river to skirmish with the enemy. While at Winchester, July 25, 1863,  MR. BAKER was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Company G, but as it was then below the minimum number, he was not mustered on his commission, and on September 9 received a commission as First Lieutenant, but was again not mustered, as the army was on the move, but acted as First Lieutenant in his company, and on September 19, 1863, was engaged in the battle of Chichamauga, where he was severely wounded in the left leg, and taken prisoner, lying four days on the field without any attention. His leg was amputated by a surgeon of the U. S. Army, who was also a prisoner. After twelve days he was paroled and sent through the lines, and was taken to the officers' hospital in Chattanooga, where he remained until sent to Nashville, Tenn., November 10, 1863. November 30 he received leave of absence for thirty days, to visit his wife and friends at Lafayette, Ind., when he returned and made application to be mustered in on his commission, which was granted by the War Department, and he was mustered November 21, 1864, to date from September 9, 1863.   He was then ordered to report to Major A. W. Gazzona, commanding the Veteran Reserve Corps at Nashville, Tenn. Was detailed for duty with detachment of the 148th and 151st companies of the Second Battalion of the Veteran Reserve Corps, at general hospital No. 19, on the 12th of January, 1865. He was released and ordered to report to Captain J. H. Meyer, at the Cumberland Hospital, January 18, 1865. He assumed command of the 154th company of the Second Battalion of the Veteran Reserve Corps, and in addition had command of the 152nd company of the same battalion. May 31, 1865, he was released from duty from the hospital, and assigned to duty as acting assistant quartermaster and acting assistant commissary of subsistence of the Veteran Reserve Corps. June 27, 1865, he also assumed the duties of acting assistant adjutant of the corps. He served on general court martial duty for some time, and continued in his duties for the Veteran Reserve Corps until the close of the war.  December 11, 1865, he left Nashville and returned to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was mustered out January 10, 1866. He is deserving of special mention and the commendation of all true patriots, for the active part he took in quelling the Rebellion.

MRS. BAKER also is to be complimented as a woman who shared the hardships of camp life with her husband.   With two children she accompanied him to Fort Laramie. At this place was born their third child, November 24, 1862, a son whom they named ROBERT LARAMIE in honor of the birthplace. When her husband was sent to Nashville she left him at St. Louis and went to her parents in Indiana; remained about one year; while there ROBERT LARAMIE died, his sickness beginning the evening of his father's return on leave of absence, after being wounded, and his death occurred six weeks later, February 12, 1864, when MRS. B. went South with her husband; was an eye-witness to the battle of Nashville and remained with him to the close of the war. Her two oldest children were born in Sumner, Kansas - ADDIE L., March 12, 1859; SOLON BYRD, September 8, 1860.  The others were all born in Atchison – MARY ELDORA, April 4, 1867; EDWIN M., February 5, 1869; EVA HORTENSE, January 24, 1870; DAVID H., January 30, 1873; ESTELLA, July 13, 1876; RUTH, March 30, 1878, and BLANCHE, born January 28, 1881.   ADDIE L. married December 15, 1880, to WILLIAM CARLYLE, one of Atchison's well known business men.

At the close of the war LIEUTENANT BAKER returned to Kansas, locating in Atchison. He entered the drug business with DR. HORN, but lost his whole stock by fire in 1868.  At present he is engaged in the grocery trade, in connection with a meat market, and doing a thriving business. Mr. B. is a member of the Methodist Church. Politically, he is a strong Republican, and in 1871 was elected by that party to the office of County Treasurer, discharging the duties creditably to himself and the satisfaction of his constituents. He was a prominent candidate for the following term, but was defeated by a small majority. He was also a candidate in 1874 for State Treasurer, but finally withdrew in favor of one of the opponents. Since that time he has been leading a quiet life, the surroundings of his home and happy family indicating comfort and prosperity.

Submitted by: Billy J. Baker

HIRAM CLARK was born at Geneva, NY, Aug 27 1802, and is the fourth of ten children born to Richard and Lydia [Totten] Clark, natives of NY, and of  English and Dutch descent.  Hiram Clark, in 1825, came to what is now Medina Township, Warren Co, IN; entered eighty acres of land which he farmed, and to  which he added until he possessed over 700 acres.  He then sold out and out  and moved to Attica, living in or near the town until 1870.  He then retired to Oxford where he owns a handsome property. Aug. 27, 1826* he married Harriet W. Smith,(in Tippecanoe Co, IN)  a native of Maryland.  They had six children, four now living. (1883) Three of Mr. Clark’s sons were in the late war (Civil); one, William H. was killed. His first wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died March 19, 1855.  Mr. Clark married his present wife, Mrs. Mary J. (Smith) Coats, October 16, 1855.  She is a native of Maryland and a sister of his first wife. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Clark is a Republican and one of the pioneers of Warren and Benton Counties.”

Submitted by Barbara Clark Myall

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