Biographical Sketch of Col. George May Trotter

George May Trotter is a native of Indiana, and was born in Bartholomew county,-on the 29th of September, 1835. He was partially educated in the county of his birth, and in 1856, went to Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio, where he finished his education. Returning to his native State and county, he engaged in farming and



Biographical Sketch of Fisher Rice Bennett

Fisher Rice Bennett was born in Green county, Kentucky, April 30, 1813, and received his education in the county of his birth. He was reared a farmer, but for some time after starting out for himself followed flat-boating on the Mississippi. He came to Daviess county in 1842, where he has ever since been engaged



Biographical Sketch of Lawrence T. Dale

Lawrence T. Dale, the subject of this sketch was born in London, England, January 27, 1840. His parents emigrated to this country when he was about five years old, and settled in Livingston county, New York, and there the son was reared and educated. When sixteen years old, in the fall of 1856, he went



Biographical Sketch of James B. Trosper

James B. Trosper is the son of John H. and Elizabeth E. Trosper, the latter being a daughter of Benedict and Charity Weldon, and born in Missouri, March 10, 1826, where she grew up and was educated, and married Mr. Trosper, July 9, 1846. They were the parents of five children, named James B., Mary



Biographical Sketch of Samuel N. Miller

Samuel N. Miller. This gentleman is a native of Kentucky, and was born in Henry county, that State, on the 16th of January, 1818. He is the son of Ephraim and Jemima Miller, both of whom were natives of Virginia, and went with their parents to the same settlement in Kentucky, where they were after



Biographical Sketch of Gilley N. Trosper

Gilley N. Trosper. This subject is a native of Daviess county, and was born October 16, 1841, and was reared and educated in the same county. On beginning life for himself; he became a farmer, and still follows the same laudable vocation. He owns a good farm of eighty acres, which he has well improved,



Biography of Obadiah Ramsbottom

Obadiah Ramsbottom was born in Yorkshire, near Leeds, England, March 3, 1814, and reared and educated in the country of his nativity. His father was a manufacturer of clothing, and when Obadiah left school he began working with him and learned that business. Mr. Ramsbottom continued in that calling until 1840, when he emigrated to



Biographical Sketch of William P. Dunnington

William P. Dunnington. This gentleman is a native of Maryland, born July 21, 1816. At nine years of age he moved with his parents to Virginia, where he grew up and received a good common school education. In the fall of 1835 Mr. Dunnington moved to Ohio, but only remained one year when he moved



Biographical Sketch of James H. Weldon

James H. Weldon. This gentleman is a native of the county whose annals this volume sets forth, and was here born on the 28th of February, 1858. He is the son of James B. and Elizabeth T. Weldon, both of whom are now dead. The father, James B. Weldon, was also a native of DaViess



Biographical Sketch of Robert Samuel Hall

Robert Samuel Hall was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, on the-21st of November, 1842, where he grew up and received a common school education. His sympathies were with the Union during the War of the Rebellion, and he enlisted, in July, 1862, in Company H, of the Twelfth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served creditably until



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