Samuel Ferris, M. D., was born in Franklin County, Ind., March 13, 1822, a son of Frederick and Susanna (Nichols) Ferris, natives of Connecticut, who came to Indiana in 1813, and settled on a farm, four miles northeast of Brookville, Ind. His father was born in Connecticut in 1780, and died of consumption, on the old home farm, in 1845, aged sixty-five. His mother was born in Connecticut in 1786, and died of consumption in 1831, aged forty-five years. The family consisted of twelve children: five - William K., Ann D., Susan E., John W., and Caroline, were born in Connecticut; and seven - Catherine, James S., Mary, Samuel, Allison B. (now a practitioner of medicine in New Paris, Ohio), Isaiah, and a daughter not named, were born in Indiana. But three of the children are now living - Ann D. Snell, aged seventy-eight years; Samuel, aged sixty-two years, and Dr. Allison B., aged sixty years. Isaiah and the infant daughter died in early infancy. Our subject remained at home till fifteen years of age, in the meantime attending subscription schools in the county and at Brookville. At the age of fifteen years he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Ziba Casterine, of Liberty, Ind., remaining with him as pupil and partner for seven years. When he began his medical studies he was entirely destitute of money, and made his first money by extracting teeth at 12 cents a tooth. When he commenced the practice of medicine he was in debt for boarding, clothing and tuition, $700. In 1845 he located in New Paris, Ohio, where he continued the practice of medicine till the fall of 1856, when he located in New Castle, Ind., where he has continued in active practice for twenty-eight years. During his forty-two years of active practice he has had the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends and patrons, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his professional brethren. In 1850 he was a delegate from the Eaton (Ohio) Medical Society to the American Medical Association at Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1863 he was a delegate from the Henry County (Ind.) Medical Society, to the American Medical Association of Chicago, Ill. He has been a member of the Indiana State Medical Society for twenty-six years. In 1856 he assisted in organizing the first medical society of Henry County, Ind., and has been an active member of that society for twenty-eight years. In 1882 he was a member of the City Council, and served as Health Officer during that year, and in 1882 he was appointed one of the Examining Surgeons for Pensions, and still holds that position. Dr. Ferris was married March 13, 1845, to Margaret C., daughter of John and Sarah Lohr, of New Paris, Ohio. They have four children living - William E., Eliza M., Lewella and S. Edgar, all having arrived to the age of maturity. The Doctor and his wife have been members of the Methodist Episcopal church for forty years.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 482 and 483.
Submitted by: Jeanie


John W. Foutz is a native of New Castle, Ind., born Feb. 1, 1848, a son of Lewis and Elizabeth Foutz. He was reared and educated in his native city. After teaching one year he began the study of telegraphy, under the instruction of Joseph Kyle, and upon the completion of his course of study was employed by the Pan Handle Railroad two years. He then accepted a position on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad, where he remained six years. In 1876 he was appointed Manager of the Western Union Office in New Castle, a position he still holds. He was married in 1869 to Angeline, daughter of John and Rebecca Mullen, of New Castle. They have one daughter - Grace. Mr. and Mrs. Foutz are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has served as chorister some time, and is one of the most earnest workers for the promotion of good music in the city. He is a member of the Knights of Honor and Knights of Pythias, and for the past two years has been Secretary of the Building, Loan and Savings Association, New Castle.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 483.
Submitted by: Jeanie


George W. Goodwin, Sr., son of Wesley and Jane (Steward) Goodwin, was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1824. His father was a native of New York, but in early life moved to Portsmouth, where he was married. In the fall of 1828 he, with his family, moved to Henry County, Ind., where he resided till his death in 1860. His wife died in1870. Of their three children, George W. is the only one living. He spent his early life on a farm, and when fourteen years of age entered his father's and brother's store as a clerk, continuing there, with the exception of a short time spent on the farm, till he was twenty-one. He then carried on a stove and tin store in Cambridge City, Ind., two years, and in the fall of 1849 went to California, where he remained two years. The first year he was engaged in mining, and the second was in the dry-goods business. In 1853 he embarked in the general mercantile business in New Castle, Ind., which he followed four years. From 1860 till 1868 he packed pork in the winter and bought grain in the summer, and at the same time carried on his farm of 800 acres. In 1868 he sold a part of his farm and engaged in the lumber business, running a saw-mill and shipping walnut and other lumber to Eastern cities. Disposing of this he again engaged in farming and dealing in grain, and since 1881 has also been associated with his son, R. D. Goodwin, in the clothing business, under the firm name of R. D. Goodwin & Co. Mr. Goodwin was married in 1853 to Maria L., daughter of Miles Murphey (deceased). They have had five sons and six daughters, of whom their fourth died at the age of eighteen years. Mr. Goodwin is an honorary member of the Masonic fraternity. He and wife are members of the Christian church.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 483 and 484.
Submitted by: Jeanie


James Goudy, farmer and stock-raiser, Henry Township, is a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, born Sept. 19, 1828, a son of James H and Sarah Goudy, who came from Kentucky and settled in Hamilton County, near Cincinnati, Ohio, in an early day. His parents came to Henry County in April, 1836, and settled in the woods in Liberty Township, three miles east of New Castle. His mother died when he was four years old leaving six children; four of them are now dead and two living. His father afterward married again. To the second marriage were born three children; one was killed in the army, the other two are now living. James Goudy remained in Liberty Township till 1852, and then bought the farm of eighty acres where he now resides. His land is choice black loam and clay soil, and is all under cultivation. In 1851 he was married to Miranda Smith, daughter of Henry and Isabel Smith, of Henry County. They have had one son, Henry S. Goudy, who accidently shot himself while out hunting on his twentieth birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Goudy are members of the Christian church at Blue River.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 484 and 485.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Jacob M. Gough, blacksmith and carriage and wagon manufacturer, New Castle, Ind., is a native of Muncie, Ind., born June 16, 1838, a son of William and Lydia Gough. They came to Henry County, Ind., in 1832, but afterward moved to Delaware County, where his mother died Dec. 16, 1880, and his father is still living. When nineteen years of age he began learning the blacksmith's trade of James Canaday. After completing his trade he worked as a journeyman till 1863, when he commenced business on his own account. In 1868 he began the manufacture of wagons and plows, making the Union Steel Plow, but since 1875 has given his attention to the manufacture of carriages and wagons. He also deals extensively in agricultural implements. His is the largest establishment of the kind in New Castle. His building is a two-story brick, 33 X 80 feet in size. Mr. Gough was married May 12, 1864, to Annie M., daughter of Nathan and Nancy Canaday, of Prairie Township, Henry County. They have had four children; but three are living - Eva, Roy L. and Archie C. Mr. Gough is a member of Fidelity Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F. He has served on the City Council three terms.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 485.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Thomas W. Gough, of the firm of Gough & Hernley, blacksmiths, New Castle, Ind., is a native of Delaware County, Ind., born July 25, 1844, a son of William L. and Lydia (Morica) Gough, natives of Virginia. His parents came to Indiana in 1832, and lived two years in Henry County; then moved to Delaware County. Our subject was reared in Delaware County, and about 1865 came to New Castle to learn the trade of a blacksmith. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion in 1861, in Company K, Nineteenth Indiana Infantry. At the second battle of Bull Run he was wounded by a musket ball and lay in the hospital nine months. He was mustered out June 9, 1863, and returned home, but was unable to work for three years, and in the mean time attended school at Muncie. In the fall of 1868 he opened a shop in company with his brother, and has, since then, worked at his trade. He was married in 1869 to Lavina, daughter of Jacob Brenneman. They have two children. T. W. Gough is a member of Fidelity Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F.; Crescens Lodge, K. of P., New Castle, and the Knights of Honor and Grand Army of the Republic. He has served several terms as a member of the City Council.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 485.
Submitted by: Jeanie


William D. Graham, farmer, is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Graham, his father a native of England and his mother of New York. His father was by trade a coverlet weaver, and worked at his trade several years in New Castle. Later in life he bought a farm a mile west of New Castle. Selling this he again moved to New Castle, but afterward bought a farm north of town, where he died. His wife died in August, 1881. They had a family of four children, three of whom are living - Thomas; Lucy, wife of James Clark, of Dixon, Ill., and William D. After attaining his majority Mr. Graham turned his attention to agriculture and stock-raising, and now owns a good farm in Blue River Township. He lives in New Castle, where he owns a fine two-story residence. He was married in 1875 to Matilda, daughter of John Bouslog. They have one son - Walter L.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 486.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Thomas W. Gronendyke, M. D., was born in Delaware County, Ind., Oct. 2, 1839, the son of Thomas H. and Nancy Gronendyke, his father a native of New Jersey, and his mother of Tennessee. His parents came to Indiana about the year 1818, when they were both quite young. During the winters of 1859-'60-'61 Dr. Gronendyke taught in the public schools of his neighborhood in Delaware County. In March, 1861, he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. William R. Swain, of Delaware County, Ind., and continued with him for one year; then engaged with Dr. J. Weeks, of Mechanicsburg, Henry County, Ind.; studied with him until July, 1862, when he enlisted as a private in Company H, Sixty-ninth Indiana Infantry; served eight months, when he was discharged on account of physical disability. On his return home he resumed the study of medicine with Dr. Weeks. In August, 1863, he married Miss Jennie Swain, daughter of Dr. William R. Swain, his former preceptor. By this union there has been one child, a son, O. J. Gronendyke, who is now taking a course of instruction in the Ohio Medical College, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Gronendyke completed his medical course in the Physio-Medical College, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and commenced the practice of his profession in Randolph County, Ind. After one year's practice he became dissatisfied with the Physio-Medical System of practice and adopted the regular practice, where he has since continued. After practicing three years in Randolph County, he removed to Mt. Summit, Henry County; continued there eight years; located in New Castle in November, 1879. He is a member of the State and county medical societies, a member of the Board of Town Trustees, and secretary of the County Board of Health; also a member of the Masonic, Knights of Pythias, Knights of Honor and Grand Army of the Republic organizations.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 486 and 487.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Alvis Haguewood is a native of Chatham County, N. C., born May 3, 1823, a son of William and Cynthia Haguewood, who came to Henry County, Ind., about 1827, and settled on what is now known as the Asahel Woodward farm; afterward entered forty acres form the Government, where they lived the rest of their lives, the mother dying in 1855, and the father in 1856. Four of ten children are now living. Alvis was early thrown on his own resources on account of his father's limited means, and worked two years at $7 a month, giving the money to his father to help pay the mortgage on the farm. He was married in 1844 to Margaret McDonald, a native of Kentucky, and settled on the Eli Murphy farm, remaining there eight years. He then bought eighty acres of land, and has since added to it till he now owns 178 acres of valuable land lying on the Hillsborough pike, with fine improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Haguewood have five children - Mary C., wife of Albert Linsey; Sarah J., wife of John Wilkinson; Amanda; Maggie, wife of Elijah Councillor, and Ada. Politically Mr. Haguewood is a Republican. He has served seven years as Superintendent of the poor farm. He is a member of the Fidelity Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 487.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Jesse N. Hall, Justice of the Peace, New Castle, Ind., was born in Spiceland Township, Henry Co., Ind., Nov. 26, 1836, the youngest son of Curtis and Mary (Johnson) Hall, natives of North Carolina, his father born in 1801 and his mother in 1800. His parents were married in their native State, and soon after, in 1824, moved to Henry County, Ind., and settled in Spiceland Township, where they entered forty acres of land from the Government, to which they added from time to time until they owned a good farm of 120 acres, where the father died in 1861 and the mother in 1862. Of their ten children but five are living. Jesse N. received a good education, and when twenty years of age he began teaching school, a vocation he followed till 1883. He worked at the carpenter's trade in the summer a number of years. In 1880 he was elected Justice of the Peace of Spiceland Township, but resigned at the end of his third year and moved to New Castle. In the spring of 1884 he was elected to the same office in Henry Township, and assumed its duties May 1. He was appointed Deputy Assessor of Henry Township in April, 1884. May 4, 1861, Mr. Hall was married to Rachel P., daughter of William Harter. They have three children. He is a chosen member of the Dunreith Lodge, I. O. O. F., and has been a member of the Grand Lodge ten years.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 487 and 488.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Charles Boon Harvey is a native of Henry County, born in Spiceland, March 13, 1846, the eldest son of Henry B. and Rebecca (Boon) Harvey. His father was born in Lancaster County, Pa., May 26, 1817, and came to Henry County, Ind., in 1841, and in 1844 married Rebecca, daughter of Driver Boon. He died Aug. 26, 1879, of paralysis. His wife died in 1876. Of their seven children, five are living. Our subject has followed farming principally through life. After his marriage he settled on what was known as the Daniel Hudson farm on section 18, which contains eighty-eight acres of choice land well adapted to fruit and small grains. He also owns sixty-five acres of his father's homestead, adjoining his farm on the south. He was married, in 1871, to Martha, daughter of Peter Shaffer. They have two children - Lillian M. and Edna R.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 488.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Daniel Harvey, Marshal of New Castle, Ind., is a native of Henry County, Ind., born three miles north of New Castle, Dec. 14, 1824, a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Harvey, natives of Randolph County, N. C. His parents came to Indiana when young and were married in Richmond. Soon after his marriage Benjamin Harvey entered 160 acres of land on Nolan's Fork, but in 1821 moved to Henry County and settled on Blue River, where he owned a tract of 900 acres. He dealt extensively in hogs, driving them on foot to Cincinnati. He died in 1877, aged ninety-two years. His wife died in 1876, aged eighty-two years. They had a family of ten children; nine grew to maturity, and seven are living. Daniel is their fifth child. In 1849 he went to California via Panama, and remained thirteen months. In the fall of 1850 he returned to Indiana, and Nov. 22, 1851, married Malinda, daughter of William Milliken. He then engaged in farming till 1875, when he moved to New Castle. In May, 1883, he was elected Marshal of the city. He has served as Superintendent of the poor farm for years. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey have had four daughters, one died at the age of twenty-three years, two are married and one is at home. Mr. Harvey is a member of Fidelity Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 488.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Mahlon D. Harvey is a native of Henry County, Ind., born Dec. 19, 1836, a son of Jacob and Alice Harvey. His father was born in Wayne County, Ind., in 1810, and was married to Alice Koons, daughter of George Koons. They are living in Tipton County, Ind. They had a family of fourteen children, nine boys and five girls, seven of whom are living. Mahlon D. is the only one living in Henry County. He has a beautiful farm of eighty acres three miles north of New Castle. His residence is situated on a beautiful site of land commanding a view of the surrounding country. He pays especial attention to raising fine cattle and hogs. Mr. Harvey was Superintendent of the county poor farm ten years. In 1862 he enlisted in Company D, Sixty-ninth Indiana Infantry, and served three years; was mustered out in August, 1865. He participated in the battles of Richmond, Vicksburg, Arkansas Post and many others. He was married in 1859 to Amelia J., daughter of Aleck and Elizabeth Williams. They have three children - Theodosia, Vickie and Edward L. Mrs. Harvey is a member of the Christian church. He is a member of Fidelity Lodge, No. 59, I. O. O. F.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 489.
Submitted by: Jeanie


James T. J. Hazelrigg, Recorder of Henry County, Ind., was born in Bath County, Ky., April 1, 1839. When he was nine years of age his parents moved to Nicholas County, Ky., where he was reared and educated. In the fall of 1859 he came to Indiana and spent a year in Boone County; then returned to Nicholas County, Ky., and enlisted as a private in the Fourth Kentucky Infantry, U. S. A., commanded by General S. S. Fry, and served till August, 1865. He participated in the battle of Mills Springs, Mission Ridge, Chickamauga, and at Jonesboro; was taken prisoner and confined in Andersonville prison six months. He suffered untold tortures, from the effects of which he has never fully recovered. He was mustered out at Macon, Ga., and soon after his return home, came again to Indiana and lived in Boone County till 1872, when he removed to New Lisbon, Henry County, remaining there till 1880, when he came to New Castle to assume the duties of County Recorder. He was Postmaster of New Lisbon seven years, and also served as Assessor of Dudley Township. He was married in 1866 to Elizabeth E. Thompson, of Bath County, Ky. They have one child - M. Jessie.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 489.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Charles S. Hernly, of the firm Hernly & Brown, attorneys at law, New Castle, Ind., was born Sept. 23, 1856, a son of Henry and Mary Hernly. His parents came to Henry County in 1854. His father was a miller, and purchased the Blue River Flouring Mills, which he carried on till his death, Nov. 29, 1872. His mother is a resident of New Castle. They had a family of five children, and Mr. Hernly had three children by a former marriage. Charles S. Hernly attended the schools of New Castle and Spiceland. When nineteen years of age he began teaching, and taught three years, reading law during the summer in the office of R. L. Polk, till the latter's election to the office of Circuit Judge. He completed his studies in the office of James Brown, and was admitted to the bar in 1879. He formed a partnership with Samuel H. Brown, and their practice has been steadily increasing. He has served four years as Clerk of the Board of Trustees of New Castle. He was married in 1880 to Lizzie, daughter of Hiram Thornburgh. They have one son. Mr. Hernly is a member of the Knights of Pythias and I. O. R. fraternities.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 489 and 490.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Henry L. Hernly is a native of Wayne County, Ind., born Jan. 24, 1849, a son of Henry and Maria (Rieman) Hernly, natives of Pennsylvania, who in early life came to Indiana, and were here married. In 1855 they moved to Henry County, and Henry Hernly, Sr., bought what was known as the Blue River Mills which he ran till his death in 1872. Henry L. worked with his father till the latter's death, and then ran the mills alone till 1882, when he sold them, and in the spring of that year came to New Castle and built the brick livery stable where he is now doing business. It is a two-story brick building, 40 x 132 feet in size, measuring from street to street, and will accommodate 100 horses. He keeps a large and select supply of buggies and carriages with which to accommodate the trade. He is also connected with the repair and blacksmith shop in the same building. He is a stock-holder in the New Castle Furniture Company. Mr. Hernly was married in 1871 to Henrietta Brenneman, of New Castle. They have two children - Maggie M. and Daniel W. He is a member of Odd Fellows and Knights of Honor fraternities.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 490.
Submitted by: Jeanie


Joshua Holland is a native of Ohio, born in Oxford, Nov. 29, 1817. His parents, Joshua and Nancy Holland, moved to Union County, Ind., in 1820, and in 1832 came to Henry County and settled in Dudley Township, where the father died in 1850. The mother died in 1876. Our subject left home when fourteen years of age, and went to Liberty, Union Co., Ind., where he served an apprenticeship of four years and nine months at the cabinet-maker's trade. After learning his trade he worked as a journeyman two years, and then worked in different stores in Knightstown six years. In the meantime he was elected Treasurer of Henry County, and by re-election served four years. After retiring from this office he engaged in the dry-goods business in New Castle, and became very popular as a merchant. He carried on the business successfully thirty years, when he retired to a more quiet life. He was married in Rush County, Ind., in 1840, to Nancy Ramsey, a native of Pennsylvania. In 1882 Mr. Holland was elected to the office of Commissioner of Henry County, for a term of five years. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1850.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 490 and 491.
Submitted by: Jeanie


John Hosea was born in North Carolina, Sept. 22, 1811, a son of Hugh and Christina (Perry) Hosea. His father was a soldier of the war of 1812, and died while in the service. His mother afterward married James Wright, with whom she lived several years. After the death of Mr. Wright she came with her son to Warren County, Ind., in the spring of 1841, and settled in Cambridge City, where he was in the general mercantile business several years. He subsequently went to Keokuk, Iowa, and remained five years, when he returned to Cambridge City, and engaged for a short time in the boot and shoe business. He then bought a farm five miles north of Cambridge City, and remained there five years, when, in 1865, he bought his present farm, situated on the New Castle and Dublin pike. He owns eighty acres of choice land, the greater portion under cultivation. He was married to Sarah W. Cornwell, of Cambridge City, who died, leaving three children, all now deceased. In 1848 he married E. V., daughter of David Price, of Brookville, Ind., They have five children - Mary C., wife of Winford Needham; Frank F., Harriet, Anna and Luzena. Mr. and Mrs. Hosea and two of their children are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1840.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 491.
Submitted by: Jeanie


John C. Hudelson is a native of Nicholas County, Ky., born Aug. 24, 1820, a son of James and Esther (Craig) Hudelson. His parents came to Henry County, Ind., in 1831, and settled on a farm in Spiceland Township, on the south line of the county. His father died in twenty days after his settlement in the county, and the care of the farm and children devolved on his mother, the eldest of her family of eight children being but thirteen years old. She lived till 1876, being at the time of her death seventy-nine years old. Our subject remained with his mother till twenty-seven years of age. In 1847 he was elected Treasurer of Henry County, and served two terms of three years each. He then accepted the position of Paymaster of Construction on the New Castle & Richmond (now the Pan Handle) Railroad. After its completion to New Castle he was appointed passenger conductor, and ran the first train over the road west of New Castle. In 1855 he as elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Henry County and served four years. In 1859 he was married to Amanda V., daughter of James and Jane Black, and soon after settled on his farm, southwest of New Castle. Nine years later he moved to a farm north of town, where he dealt largely in stock in connection with farming. His farm consisted of 800 acres, all well improved. In 1875 he moved to New Castle, where he still resides. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. To him and his wife have been born four children - James, John, William and Charles.

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 491 and 492.
Submitted by: Jeanie


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