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PERRY GODLOVE was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, June 4, 1832, and is one of the nine children of Joseph and Hannah (Bumgardner) Godlove, natives of Virginia. The family came to Delaware County, this State, when Perry was but an infant, engaged in farming, and there the father and mother died in 1859 and 1855 respectively. Of the children, only two sons and two daughters survive, and reside in Kansas, with the exception of our subject. Mr. Godlove was married, May 26, 1855, to Miss Margaret H. Shaffer, born April 8, 1838, and daughter of John and Eliza Shaffer, natives of Pennsylvania. There were born to their union eight children-Flora E., Emma J., Albert, Ida L., Henry M., John E., Frank and Eva. In the fall of 1863, Mr. G. and family came to this county, where he purchased 440 acres of land, which he has since increased to 560 acres, all in one body, and valued at $45 to $50 per acre. In October, 1864, be enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty-second Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged in July, 1865. In politics, he is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Church of God, of which he is a Trustee. DAVID C. GRAHAM was born in Mifflin County, Penn., March 4, 1823, and is the eldest of the six children born to Enos and Elizabeth (Criswell) Graham, natives of the same State. David C. Graham was reared a farmer, but at his majority began teaching school, having chosen that as a profession. At the end of four years, however, he concluded to come West. In 1852, he married Miss Mary J. Pecht, of Mifflin County, the daughter of Frederick and Sarah (Crissman) Pecht, and born March 24, 1831. To this marriage have been born five children- Sarah E., Sidney W., Frank L., Robert O. and Samuel L. Mr. Graham had passed a summer in this county in 1848, but did not come to reside permanently until May, 1852, when be located on Section 22, where he remained three years, and then returned East, remaining ten years, and then coming back to Burnettsville. In politics, he is a Democrat, and his wife is a member of the Church of Christ.

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