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James H. Barngrover. The subject of this sketch was born in Ohio, February 12, 1825, and lived there until he was twelve years old, when his parents moved to Indiana, bringing him with them, and in the latter State he grew to manhood and completed his education. He began farming in Indiana, and continued there until the fall of 1853, when he went to Greene county, Iowa, and remained two years. In 1855 he moved to Daviess county, this State, and settled in Lincoln township, where he has ever since been engaged in farming and stock-growing. His splendid farm contains 480 acres of fine land, and naturally and artificially adapted to the stock business. His average production of live-stock per year is, of cattle, twenty-five head; hogs, 100 head; and sheep, 550 head.
Mr. Barngrover was married, in Indiana, June 17, 1852, to Miss Mary A. Payne, a native of Ohio, born March 31, 1833. Three children have resulted from this union: John R., born June 5, 1853; George W., born July 17, 1856, and died May 1, 1880; Sarah E., born January 1, 1860, and died September 2, 1881. The last named was married to Mr. William Booram, April 21, 1878, and they became the parents of two children, James E. and Charles W whom Mrs. Booram was forced to leave motherless after a short illness. Mr. Barngrover has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church over forty years, and his good wife has been a member for upwards of thirty years. This exemplary couple is worthy the emulation of all newly-married young people who would be happy.