DANIEL C. HADLEY, farmer, is a native of this township, was born March 1, 1834, and is the eldest of the five children of HIRAM and LOUISA J. (CARTER) HADLEY, both being natives of the "Old North State." Daniel was reared on a farm, working and going to school, and later he attended college at Richmond, where he obtained a good education. January 23, 1857, he married SARAH J. BALLARD, which union gave being to three children--BYRON, born November 9, 1857; ARTHUR J., June 18, 1860; and LIZZIE D., May 14, 1863. Mrs. Hadley died October 6, 1869, in her thirty-second year. Mr. Hadley, afterward married his second wife, SALLIE W., widow of CLARK HADLEY. Mr. Hadley is an enterprising farmer, and the owner of a home and farm comprising 185 acres, well cultivated, and under good improvement. He is a Republican by political preference, and he and wife are members of the Society of Friends.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA MONROE TOWNSHIP
PAGE 276


DANIEL H. VOSHELL, pioneer farmer and stock-raiser, was born in this township February 8, 1826, about one mile west of his present residence, and is the second of the ten children of William H. and Polly (Sandy) Voshell, natives respectively of Delaware and North Carolina, and of French and German descent. William H. Voshell emigrated from Maryland to Ohio, and thence to Jackson County, Ind., about 1820. He also lived in Owen County about 1825, and located land, likewise, in this township, making an aggregate of 400 acres. Daniel lived with his parents until he was twenty years old, having entered 160 acres. His opportunities for education were of the most meager character, having to labor almost incessantly. Feburary 17, 1846, he wedded Delilah, the widow of Joseph Goss, which union gave issue to six chidlren, three being now alive--Mary A. (Mrs. McGinnis), William S. and Thomas S. Mr. Voshell is possessor of 307 acres in Morgan and 180 in Knox County, Ind., all under the best cultivation, well stocked, improved, and with as good a residence as one may find in the township. Mr. Voshell is one of the most upright and respected of citizens, a man whose record is duty well done. He and wife are members of the Christian Church.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA RAY TOWNSHIP
PAGE 291


DANIEL KIRK was born in Shelby County, Ind., October 1, 1828. His parents were William H. and Elizabaeth (Depew) Kirk, natives of Kentucky. The grandfather of our subject, Daniel Kirk, was an early settler of Marion County, Ky., where he died, the father of two children - Lydia and William H. The latter was born March 1, 1799. In 1819, he and his wife, moved to Shelby County, Ind., where Mrs. Kirk died. Mr. Kirk subsequently married Susanna R. Sloan, and in 1838 came to this county, where he died in 1865, the father of sixteen children. Daniel Kirk, the subject of this sketch, married December 7, 1856, Martha E., daughter of Nathan and Matilda Dow, and a native of Clarke County, Ind., born September 9, 1835. This union was cemented by thirteen children - Ellen M., William H. (deceased), Charles H., Harvey A., Mary E., Benjamin R. (deceased), Susan M.(deceased), James E., Daniel P., Nathan F., Benjamin A., Martha J.(deceased) and Maggie R. (deceased). Mr. Kirk is a generally respected citizen.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP
PAGE 330


DANIEL N. HOLMES, merchant, was born in Decatur County, Ind., June 10, 1831, and is the fourth child in a family of five children born to Jacob and Frances (Stogsdale) Holmes, natives of Kentucky and of Irish descent. In early life, Jacob Holmes emigrated to Decatur County, Ind., where he was educated and married, and was engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1840. Himself and wife were members of the Baptist Church. Daniel N. Holmes, the subject, received a limited common school education. He has since, however, acquired a fair practical business education by his own exertions. At the age of thirteen, he went to learn the blacksmith's trade, and served an apprenticeship of some six years in Decatur, Shelby and Johnson Counties, Ind. In 1856, he came to Eminence, Ind., where he followed his trade for some thirteen or fourteen years. He then bought a farm in Adams Township, Morgan County, Ind., and was engaged in agricultural pursuits and the stock trade until the spring of 1879, when he rented the farm and returned to Eminence. Here he opened a general store, and has been succesfully engaged in merchandising ever since. He was first marrried in February, 1857, to Martha A. Fidler, a native of Kentucky. To this union were born eight children, six of whom, five sons and one daughter, are yet living. Mrs. Martha A. died May 27, 1877. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Holmes was next married, July 4, 1878, to Miss Mariah H. Smith, a native of Indiana. In politics, Mr. H. is a Republican.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA ADAMS TOWNSHIP
PAGE 304


DANIEL PRUITT, farmer, brick-maker and brick-layer, was born in Oldham County, Ky., December 3, 1823, and is the third child in a family of eleven children born to Eli and Nancy (Williams) Pruitt, the former of whom was a native of North Carolina and the latter of Washington County, Ky. They were of German and English decent respectively. When but a lad of some four summers, in 1795, Eli Pruitt emigrated with his parents from North Carolina to Kentucky, which was then almost an unbroken wilderness. They settled near the present site of Lexington, where his father, Bright Pruitt, bought some 600 acres of military lands, which he lost in consequence of a defective title. Afterward he entered 400 acres in what is now Oldham County, Ky., where still later he built and operated a distillery until 1830, when he came to Gregg Township, Morgan Co., Ind., where he resided until his death. Young Eli received a very fair education at the rude log schoolhouses of the Kentucky frontier, and learned the cooper's trade with his father, which he followed for a number of years. At the age of twenty-seven he was married, soon after which he bought a farm in Oldham County, Ky., and was engaged in agricultural pursuits in connection with his trade until the fall of 1835, when he came with his family to Adams Township, Morgan County, Ind., entered and bought 743 acres of wild land, and improved a farm upon which he resided until his death, which occurred March 28, 1868, in his seventy-seventh year. He was an enrolling officer in Kentucky during the war of 1812, and Township Trustee for one term after he came to Indiana. Himself and wife were members of the Christian Church. In politics, he was identified with the Democratic party, and was one of the pioneers of Morgan County. Daniel Pruitt, the subject, received a fair common school education, and was employed on the home farm until he was twenty-one years old. He then went to Mooresville, where he remained one year, and learned the brick-making and brick-mason's trades, which he followed in connection with farming for some thrity-five years. In 1846, his father deeded him forty acres of wild land in Adams Township, Morgan Co., Ind., to which he added, now owning a well-improved farm of 113 acres, upon which he resides. He was married, December 29, 1846, to Elizabeth Arnold, a native of Harrison County, Ind., and a daughter of Richard and Lovina (Potts) Arnold, who were among the early settlers of Morgan County. To Mr. and Mrs. Pruitt have been born eleven children, ten of whom, four sons and six daughters, are yet living. Both himself and wife are members of the Christian Church. In politics, he is a stanch Democrat.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA ADAMS TOWNSHIP
PAGE 312


DANIEL SHEETS, a native of Prince William County, Va., and younger brother of Frederick Sheets, was born June 18, 1825, and came with his parents into Morgan County in 1836. He remained with his parents until he was about twenty-two years of age. His early life was spent upon the farm, and at the neighborhood schools he acquired a fair English education. Since 1851, he has been an active partner in the firm of F. Sheets & Bro. He was one of the organizers, and for two years Director of the Farmers' Bank, Mooresville. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Treasurer of the Mooresville Lodge of A. F. & A. M. He is an enterprising bachelor, a good business man, an upright citizen and a Republican.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BROWN TOWNSHIP AND MOORESVILL
PAGE 239


DAVID A CURTIS (deceased) was born in Randolph County, N. C., September 17, 1806, and was the eldest of the two sons and one daughter of Jesse W. and Judy Curtis, natives of North Carolina and of English extraction. Our subject was reared to farming with but little education. He married, after becoming of age, Miss Tabitha Staler, who proved a faithful spouse for fifty-six years. In 1837, Mr. Curtis moved to this State and located on Government land, where he built a cabin and preceeded to found a home, in which, after some years of discouragement and toil, he succeeded. On the morning of February 24, 1883, he arose well, ate a usual breakfast, and died peacefully soon after, his wife and daughter supposing him to be asleep. He was an industrious and successful man, and at one period owned 1,750 acres. He was the father of fourteen children, eleven of whom lived to maturity. He was an upright man and honored citizen, a Democrat in politics, and a Patron of Husbandry. Mrs. Curtis yet survives, aged seventy-six. Mr. Curtis was a member of the Christian Church, and Mrs. Curtis now adheres to the same denomination.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA ADAMS TOWNSHIP
PAGE 299


DAVID B. JOHNSON, dealer in hardware, groceries, stoves, glass and queensware, is a native of this county, born July 9, 1851, and is a son of Thomas A. and Elizabeth (Jessup) Johnson, natives of North Carolina, and of English extraction, who emigrated to this State in 1830, locating in Wayne County until 1831, when they moved to this county and entered eighty acres. David B. Johnson was reared a farmer, and became a teacher in the public schools, and followed the same successfully for three years, when he took up the mercantile business with his brother; then he went to Illinois for a time, after which he returned and united with Mr. S. Phillips, in Monrovia, which association was continued for three years; he then became a partner with Hobbs & Johnson, and in 1883 succeeded to the business, having successfully continued the same onward. November 15, 1867, Mr. Johnson married Hattie Carter, with an issue of one child--Howard (born April 20, 1883). He has been a successful merchant, a member of the I. O. G. T., is a Republican, and first voted for Gen. Grant. He and wife are members of the Friends' Society.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA MONROE TOWNSHIP
PAGE 278


DAVID BOTHWELL was born in Ireland June 9, 1815, and is a son of Hugh and Ann J. (Gordon) Bothwell, botn natives of Ireland, the former born in 1788, the latter in 1796. They were married and died in Ireland, he in September, 1854, and she eight years later. Their family was Mary, David, Jane, Sarah A., Samuel, John, Elizabeth, Martha, Henry, James, Margaret and two which died in infancy. David Bothwell emigrated to America in 1841, visited Ireland in 1846, returned to this country in 1852, settled in New Orleans, and shortly afterward removed to this county, where April 8, 1855, he married Miss Letitia, daughter of Robert and Jane Wilson, and born in Ireland in 1825, who died September 18, 1878, the mother of eight children--Ann J. (deceased), Hugh H., John J., Mary, David, Charles, William and Andrew. Mr. Bothwell is a highly respected citizen.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP
PAGE 327


DAVID H. GOSS, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in what is now Davie County, N. C., May 28, 1819, and is the sixth in a family of nine children born to Daniel and Martha (Ingram) Goss, the former of whom was a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of North Carolina. They were of German and Welsh descent respectively. When a lad, Daniel Goss removed with his parents to North Carolina, where he received a fair German education, and where he was afterward married, and engaged in agricultural pursuits for a time. In the spring of 1821, he emigrated with his wife and family to Owen County, Ind., and settled near Gosport, where he entered some 700 acres of wild land, erected a log house and improved a farm, to which he added some 200 acres, and upon which he resided until his death, which occurred February 14, 1834, in about his fiftieth year. Both himself and wife were members of the Christian Church. Mrs. Martha Goss departed this life in February, 1835. David H. Goss, the subject, received his education at the subscription schools of the Indiana frontier. After the death of his parents, he lived with his guardian, Abner Alexander, until he was married, which was in his twentiety year. He then farmed on shares for one year, after which he moved on to 160 acres of the old homestead in Owen County, Ind., which had been willed to him by his father. To this he afterward added other lands, and here he resided until January, 1880, when he sold the farm and bought another in Adams Township, where he now resides. He was first married, August 20, 1838, to Miss Marietta Johns, a native of Morgan County, Ind. To this union were born three children, two of whom, both sons, are yet living. Mrs. Goss died May 17, 1843. She was a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Goss was next married, May 3, 1844, to Miss Zerilda E. Littell, a native of Clarke County, Ind. Eight children blessed their union, five of whom, three sons and two daughters, are yet living. Both himself and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is also a member of Eminence Lodge, No. 440, A. F. & A. M.; Gosport Chapter, R. A. M., and of the Council at Gosport of R. & S. M. Mrs. Goss is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and of the W. C. T. A. In politics, Mr. Goss is identified with the National or Greenback party. He is also an earnest advocate of the temperance cause, having been from early manhood a member of the old Washington society.

Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA ADAMS TOWNSHIP
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Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
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Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
PAGE 367



Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
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Submitted by: Diana Flynn
"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."
CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA BAKER TOWNSHIP
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