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John H. Searcy is a native of Illinois, and was born November 9, 1844. He was partly educated in his native State and completed his education in Daviess county, this State, to which his parents moved when he was about twelve years old. On arriving at an age to transact his own business, Mr. Searcy began farming and stock-raising, and is still so engaged at this writing. He owns a farm of 181 acres of land in Jefferson township, which he has well improved, having one of the finest residences in the township. He is a man of large experience and fine judgment, and his integrity of character is well known in the county. Mr. Searcy was first married, in Daviess county, to Miss Parmelia Garrison. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Searcy was united in marriage to Miss Susan E. Helmbaugh.