John Rigsby. – One of the prominent and honored early settlers of Union county is the gentleman of whom this sketch is penned. For over forty years he has owned and managed the fine farm of one hundred and ten acres in Center township, where he is still living. In his youth he mastered the carpenter’s trade, which he followed for sixteen years exclusively, and to a certain extent for many years thereafter, but during the latter part of his life he has devoted himself to agriculture with splendid results. He is a practical, thorough-going farmer, understanding every department of work connected with the proper supervision of a country home of this extent, and success has abundantly rewarded his persevering, well-directed labors. Now, in his declining years, he may look backward over the pathway he has come and truly feel that his efforts have been blessed, and have few regrets for idle days and wasted moments.

To his loving and devoted mother Mr. Rigsby owes more than to anyone else in life. He was born after the death of his father, in Guilford county, North Carolina, February 28, 1826. The bereaved widow with her eight little children, came to this state in 1827, as her kind brother, William Clark, had advised and counseled her to do. Three of her sisters were then living in this locality, also. Arriving here, Mrs. Rigsby lived upon a farm belonging to her brother and reared her children to be useful citizens of the several communities in which they took up their abode. She died at the age of fifty-six years, having bravely struggled to do a mother’s part by her loved ones, who have great reason to cherish her memory and who are glad to have her name enrolled among the heroic pioneer women of this county. Only two of her children survive, the eldest one, Mary, wife of James Ward, of Preble county, and John, of this sketch. George, who died at the age of seventy-three years, was a farmer and carpenter of Union township, and his widow and children still live in the old home there. Edmund was a farmer of Liberty township, and died when fifty-seven years old. Several of the daughters married and went to Iowa.

About 1856, having acquired a comfortable sum of money by his long-continued employment at the carpenter’s trade, Mr. Rigsby, of this article, purchased the farm which he now carries on, of his uncle, William Clark. He has raised a general line of crops and has made the feeding of hogs and cattle a profitable source of revenue. His youngest son, Franklin Alexander, has taken the more arduous work of the farm from his father’s shoulders of late years and is a straightforward young farmer, well liked by every one. He chose for his wife Miss Fanny A. Moffett. In the year 1848 John Rigsby was united in marriage with Lovisa Pritchard, who died two years later and left a son, William M., now living near Richmond. Six years subsequent to the death of his first wife Mr. Rigsby married Isabel, daughter of William and Phoebe Rutherford, of Liberty township, Union county. Mrs. Rigsby was born in that district and is now the only member of her family residing in this county. They were early settlers here, coming to Indiana from Pennsylvania. To John and Isabel Rigsby a son and daughter were born, the former being Franklin A., mentioned above. The daughter is Mary, wife of John Keeler, a farmer of this neighborhood. For ten years or more our subject and wife have been faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal church at College Corner. In his political affiliations Mr. Rigsby is a Republican.

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 370 – 371.

Stephen Gardner. – For almost his whole life, over seventy years, Stephen Gardner has been numbered among the citizens of Center township, Union county. His birth occurred in his parental home, nearly opposite from his present residence, just across the turnpike, in fact, the date of the event being February 13, 1828. Until he was twenty-three years of age he remained on the old homestead, learning in a practical manner the various duties pertaining to agriculture, and laying the foundations of a future which was to be patterned after the admirable doctrines and policy of the Quakers, for his ancestors were members of the Society of Friends. He has always been an earnest believer in the brotherhood of man and has sought on all occasions to put into practice the noble principles of peace, kindness, justice and love toward others, which his parents inculcated in his youthful mind.

The education of Mr. Gardner was such as the country schools of his day afforded, supplemented by a course in an academy at Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana. In 1851 he went west as far as the state of Iowa and continued to reside there for a period of nine years. At the expiration of four years there, however, he returned to Ohio and married, on the 15th of September, 1855, Miss Johanna Vaughan, then of Morrow county, but a native of Columbiana county, Ohio. The young couple lived in Cedar county, Iowa, for some five years, our subject being occupied in farming and carpentering. The latter trade he had “picked up” by himself while on the farm. Before leaving the neighborhood of his birthplace he had taught school successfully, and, while in Iowa, he was similarly occupied for several winters.

In June, 1860, he returned to this county in order to take charge of his father’s farm, as the senior man desired to transfer the burden to the sturdy shoulders of the son. Twenty-seven years rolled by, however, ere the venerable man was called to his final rest, he being over ninety-six years old at the time of his death in 1887. He enjoyed excellent health almost to the last, and loved to work in his little tinsmith’s shop, which he had built on the farm. The homestead comprises sixty-seven acres, well tiled and improved, and kept in fine condition. Fifteen years ago the owner erected his comfortable dwelling, and from time to time he has remodeled and reconstructed the barns and other farm buildings on the place. In addition to this property he owns another farm of forty acres, situated near the railroad. He has raised a general line of crops, and for some time was extensively engaged in raising hogs.

A peculiar fact in reference to Mr. Gardner and two of his sons is that they represent among them the three leading political parties. Formerly our subject was an ardent Republican and voted last for Blaine, in the presidential election of 1888, but since then he has sided with the Prohibitionists, and has often attended the conventions of the party, frequently as a delegate. Besides being present at state assemblages, he went to Indianapolis and Cincinnati, to the national conventions, and has been very active and interested in the success of his party. His eldest son, Allison, who operates the sawmill at Cottage Grove, in this township, is a strong Republican; and Aaron, the next son, is as influential in the ranks of the Democratic party as is his father in the Prohibition party. Allison married Alberta Albert, daughter of John Albert, and they have three children. Aaron, a farmer , is also engaged in the grain business at Cottage Grove. His wife is Minnie, daughter of Edward Sanford, Jr., and their union is blessed with two children. Lina S. and Herbert, the younger children of our subject, are still living at home.

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 371 – 372.

Hezekiah Clark. – Few residents of Center township, Union county, are better known or more genuinely esteemed than Hezekiah Clark, who was born on the farm where he lives to-day, and has spent his whole life here. When he was two and a half years old his father erected the commodious and substantial farmhouse which has since sheltered him and his, and has been the scene of many a joyous gathering and social event.

The father of our subject, William S. Clark, a native of North Carolina, was a typical pioneer, hardy, industrious, fearless and equal to all of the emergencies of frontier existence. Coming to Indiana in 1818, from Guilford county, North Carolina, where he had been born and had grown to man’s estate, he secured a tract of land from the government, during Monroe’s administration. His father, Hezekiah Clark, made the trip hither, in 1820, and spent his declining years in this county. William S. had one sister, Polly, who became the wife of Mr. Rigsby, and lived on a farm adjoining that of our subject. In his youth William S. Clark had learned the carpenter’s trade, and he found it very useful in this new country, where buildings were constantly being erected for the pioneers. Wages, however, were decidedly nominal, for money was scarce, and often he received but twenty-five cents per day, as when he was employed in the building of the Salem Quaker church. Clearing his farm in the intervals of work at his trade, buying more property from time to time, and taking land in payment for labor performed, he gradually accumulated a fine estate. One tract of eighty acres was turned over to him for the building of a large barn, and at one time he was a large landholder. Reverses came, however, for he contracted to grade a mile and a half of the railroad through his locality, and, after completing his share according to agreement, he was forced to take some western lands in recompense, said property proving to be valueless. Other disasters befell him and he lost heavily. As a farmer he was very successful, and for some years he bought and sold hogs extensively. About 1844 he opened a store at Cottage Grove, and was concerned in the business for many years. A man of public spirit, he was one of the original stockholders in the Liberty and College Corner pike, which for years was a paying investment, and was the only road in that locality which could be traveled with comfort. Politically he was a Whig and a Republican. During the last years of his life he lived near Cottage Grove, in a pleasant home, surrounded with the comforts which were the fruits of his busy, successful past. At the time of his death, June 27, 1885, he was in his eighty-eighth year.

Soon after coming to Union county, William S. Clark married Elizabeth Huston, a daughter of Thomas Huston, of Virginia, who lived on the farm adjoining. He was a veteran of the war of 1812, and both he and his wife, Tabitha, were honored residents of this township for many years. Thirteen children were born to William S. and Elizabeth Clark, and all, with the exception of one who died at the age of four years, lived to maturity. Seven of the number are still surviving, but the subject of this biography is the only one of the family left in the county. The wife and mother, a noble woman, loved and admired by all, died June 7, 1890, aged eighty-six years.

Hezekiah Clark was born April 20, 1831, and grew to manhood on the farm, his youth being occupied in the labors incident to the clearing and cultivating of the homestead. When he arrived at maturity he received eighty acres of his father’s property, and continued to live under the parental roof until his marriage in 1857. He has been engaged in general farming and stock-raising and has prospered in his various financial undertakings. As a citizen his course has been worthy of commendation, for he has given his means and influence to the maintenance of law, order and good government. Firm in his conviction that the Republican party principles have brought this country to its present wonderful prosperity, he is never absent from the polls and manfully strives to promote its welfare, often attending local conventions.

When he was twenty-six years old Mr. Clark married Miss Sarah C. Lyons, daughter of Oren and Mary (Beach) Lyons. Mrs. Clark was born in Butler county, Ohio, and was brought to this county when a child. Her father died several years ago, but her mother is still living on the old home place in Center township. All of the thirteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Clark lived to arrive at maturity. They are named as follows: Charley, Jennie, William, Mary, Susie, Sarah T., Bert, Rose, Pearl, George, Joseph, Henry and Roxie, the five last-mentioned being still at home. The eldest son is a painter by trade and resides in Connersville, and William is a carpenter and resident of Liberty. Jennie has never married; Mary is the wife of Joseph Witter; Susie married Henry Eikenberry and died May 12, 1896; Sarah is Mrs. Douglas McKillop; and Rose is the wife of William Toler. Bert, like a true patriot, volunteered his services to his country in her late war with Spain, enlisting in Company B., One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was stationed chiefly at Camp Alger, in Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Clark may well be proud of their fine family, as, without exception, their children are a credit to them and are taking honorable places in “the world’s broad field of battle.”

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 411 – 413.

Joseph Witter. – Joseph Witter is the proprietor of Pleasant View Stock Farms in Center township, Union county, and has some of the finest shorthorn cattle to be found in this state. He was born October 9, 1860, on the old homestead, a part of which is still his home. He was a son of Martin and Lydia (Eikenberry) Witter and a grandson of George and Fanny (Kingery) Witter. Christopher Witter, the father of George, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1760. June 25, 1806, he made the second land entry in what is now Center Township, Union county, Indiana, and in September of that year settled on Four Mile creek.

George Witter was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1796, and January 25, 1819, he was joined in marriage to Miss Fanny Kingery, a daughter of Martin and Polly (Webb) Kingery. His parents came from Virginia, in 1804, to Greene county, Ohio, and some sixteen years later to Union county, Indiana, settling along Four Mile creek, where the Witter family had previously taken up their abode. George Witter owned one hundred and sixty acres of land here and also owned land in Carroll county, this state. He was an extensive farmer, and he died of consumption in 1849, at the age of fifty years. He was afflicted with this disease for ten years before his death. His wife survived him until 1886, living to the age of eighty years. He was a good man and one of the founders of the German Baptist church. Their family consisted of Martin, the father of our subject; Sarah, who resides in Labette county, Kansas; John; Lucy; Daniel, of Carroll county, Indiana; Baltzer, who died in the army during the civil war; Samuel, in Miami county, Indiana; Henry, who lives in Center township; Mary; Abraham, who died on the old homestead; and Maria.

John Witter was less than five years old when his grandfather, Christopher Witter, died. He remained at home until after the death of his father. He was married March 5, 1857, to Mrs. Amy Stewart (nee French). She was a native of Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, and when seven years of age she came with her mother to this state and lived on the place from which she was married. Later her mother moved to Cass county, where she died. After his marriage John Witter lived on his farm in Center township until about four years ago, when he bought his present farm. His son now resides on and operates the old farm, which comprises two hundred and forty acres. The house on this farm was burned, and the same year he rebuilt, erecting the handsome residence now standing there. The farm now occupied by our subject contains eighty acres, which he devotes to general farming. He is a Republican, but has not aspired to office. Both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church at College Corner, in which he holds the office of trustee. The family consists of Elizabeth, who died in infancy; Ida, wife of James Munns, of College Corner; George, who conducts the homestead farm; Lydia M., wife of Everett Doner, of Billingsville; and Alfred Martin, at home, who married Miss Maud Brown and had four children; Marie, Carl, Hobart, and Florence, - the last name dying in infancy.

Martin Witter was married to Miss Lydia Eikenberry and passed from this life March 20, 1882. His wife was spared until September, 1895, when she joined her husband in the better land. Their family comprised the following children: Lizzie, wife of Henry Eaton, of Flora, Carroll county; George, also of that place; Abraham, of Delphi, Indiana; Henry, of Connersville; Francis, wife of Charles Quick, who resides on the old homestead; Joseph, our subject; Emma, who is unmarried and lives at College Corner; Rosa, who died in young womanhood; Johnnie, who died in early childhood; Annie, wife of George Williams, of College Corner; and four others who died in infancy. Martin Witter owned some two hundred and seventy acres of land and carried on general farming, attending to all the details in person. He was a Republican and served as trustee of the county. He was a member of the Four Mile German Baptist, or Dunkard, church, at Beechy Mire, and was an active worker in that organization.

Joseph Witter passed his boyhood on the farm and remained at home until after he was twenty-one. He carried on the farm after his father’s death until the death of his mother, when the place was sold. His farm consists of one hundred and ten acres and was a part of the old home. Some seven years ago he began raising shorthorn cattle, and he now has a fine herd of registered animals of that class. He has sixteen head registered, with “Champion,” No. 114667 in the American Herd Book, a light roan five-year-old animal, weighing twenty-four hundred pounds. He exhibited nine head at fairs at Carthage, Ohio, and Hagerstown, Lawrenceburg, and Rushville, Indiana, and took premiums at each of these places, over strong competition. He has one of the famous World’s Fair cows, Verbena Lady, which was bred in Canada and belongs to one of the champion beef breeds, the prize being one thousand dollars. This cow has a white bull calf, eleven months old, that has never missed a ribbon in his class whenever exhibited. Mr. Witter has well arranged stock barns, and the county is fortunate in numbering among its citizens a gentleman of such laudable enterprise.

He was joined in marriage October 20, 1887, to Miss Mary Clark, a daughter of Hezekiah Clark, of Cottage Grove, where she was born. They have three children, - Ross, Elbert, and Lulu Sarah. Mr. Witter is a Republican, but in no manner a politician. He built a large, commodious house and barn about two years ago, and has one of the most attractive places in this part of the state.

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 467 – 469.

Daniel Eikenberry. – This successful farmer and respected citizen, Daniel Eikenberry, of Center township, Union county, Indiana, Cottage Grove his postoffice address, was born on a farm adjoining the one on which he now lives, April 8, 1840, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Kingery) Eikenberry. His parents were both natives of the Old Dominion, who came west in early life, settling with their parents in Preble county, Ohio. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Peter Eikenberry. Mrs. Eikenberry was a girl of eight years when her family, the Kingerys, moved to Ohio. In Preble county the parents of Daniel passed from childhood to manhood and womanhood, respectively, and there they were married. Later they came over to Indiana and settled on a farm of one hundred and seventy acres in Union County. The father was born August 1, 1792, and died December 27, 1870. The mother, born May 12, 1795, died January 6, 1885, and the date of their marriage was September 30, 1814. In their family were thirteen children, of whom four died when young, and of the others all except one reared families. Abraham was killed in the battle of Chickamauga while serving as a private in an Iowa regiment. John and Daniel are the only ones now living. The former is a stock dealer residing at Russiaville, Howard county, Indiana. Martin and Peter spent their lives and died near the old home. Henry owned and occupied what is now known as the Henry Witter farm. Of the daughters, Lydia married Martin Witter and was the mother of Joseph Witter. Mary married George Keeler, of Cottage Grove.

Daniel Eikenberry remained at the parental home until he was twenty-three years of age, when he married and settled on a rented farm. Some time later he moved to the farm he has since owned and occupied, eighty acres of fine land, which by his industry and good management has been brought under a high state of cultivation. The buildings, all substantial and convenient, have been erected by him. He has devoted his energies to general farming and stock-raising and makes a practice of feeding his own grain.

Mr. Eikenberry was married February 25, 1864, to Miss Isabel Toler, daughter of Bird and Elizabeth Toler, who was born on the farm where he brother, Elijah Toler, now lives, in Union county. After almost thirty years of married life their happy union was severed by her death, which occurred January 15, 1894. To them were born eleven children, namely: William, who died at the age of five years; Henry, residing on the home farm; Lizzie, who died at the age of two years; Mary, who died in infancy; Emma, wife of George Ball; May, wife of Robert Hass; Riley, on the home farm; Addie, at home; and Anna, Laura, and Orie, also at home.

Mr. Eikenberry and his family are identified with the German Baptist church, being a member of the Four-Mile congregation.

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 260 – 261.

Albert C. Fosdick, M. D. – One of the oldest physicians and surgeons of Union county, and, indeed, of the state of Indiana, in years of practice, is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. Though he is a resident of Liberty, his practice is not confined to this immediate locality, but his services are constantly in great demand at more or less distant points. His valuable experience in surgical cases during the civil war, and his almost invariable success in all operations, however difficult, won him fame and prominence many years ago.

A native of Center township, Union county, Indiana, born in a log cabin three miles east of Liberty, March 5, 1822, and rocked in a cradle made of a sugar-trough, the Doctor is certainly a child of the frontier, and here he has spent nearly all of his busy and useful life. His parents were William and Julia Elma (Stanton) Fosdick. The father was born near Lynchburg, Virginia, and was a son of Captain William Fosdick, a native of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and a whaling captain for a period of twenty-two years. During the Revolutionary war the captain was captured with his ship, and with seven of his crew who had escaped with their lives managed to swim to shore. He settled in Virginia, and in 1824 purchased a section of land in Union county, Indiana, which he divided among his sons, George, William, John and Benjamin, who later settled on these lots in Union county, his son Timothy becoming a resident of LaPorte county, Indiana. William Fosdick, the Doctor’s father, came here as early as 1817 or 1818, and about a year later married Julia E., daughter of Latham Stanton, of North Carolina. The latter settled permanently upon a farm three miles east of Liberty. When she was about thirty years of age Mrs. Fosdick died, leaving four children, namely: Albert C., Anselm Butler, Stephen Adolphus (who died aged twenty) and Benajah Stanton. For his second wife Mr. Fosdick chose Miriam Wickersham, a daughter of Caleb Wickersham. The five children born of this union were: Mary Jane, who married James Hasson and died in 1897 in Indianapolis; Lydia, who married Moses Wright, of Kansas; Homer, who died in Savannah, Missouri, when thirty-three years of age; Amanda, Mrs. John L. Grove, of Liberty; and Emma, wife of Harry Faut, of San Francisco. Besides carrying on his farm the father ran a sawmill for a time, and was very prosperous for his day. Generous and kindly in disposition, he was sometimes imposed upon, but never lost his sincere faith in humanity. Once he was obliged to raise three thousand dollars in gold to pay the county, he having unfortunately gone as security on the bond of the county treasurer, who defaulted. He was a Whig and was opposed to slavery, but he was not fanatical or rabid on any subject, being a man of gentle disposition and not fond of controversy. In later years he joined the ranks of the Republican party. Both of his wives were members of the Society of Friends and the children were reared according to its doctrines. He passed to his reward when he was in his sixty-eighth year.

Albert C. Fosdick was a small boy when his mother died, and when quite young he commenced earning his own livelihood. He read medicine with Dr. G. R. Chitwood, and attended lectures in the old Willoughby Medical College, at Cleveland, Ohio, in the winter of 1846-7. When he started into practice he had but one shilling in the world, but he was brave and persevering, and success came to him early, as he deserved. For seven years he resided in Mount Carmel, Franklin county, Indiana; for two and a half years – in 1864, 1865 and 1866 – was in St. Joseph, Missouri; and for the remainder of the fifty-three years that he has been actively occupied in his professional duties he has been in Liberty. For six years he was in partnership with Dr. L. D. Sheets, now of Brooklyn, one of the ablest surgeons in this state, and once connected in a professional capacity with Grant’s heavy artillery. When the civil war was in progress Dr. Fosdick served as a surgeon in the Fifth Indiana Cavalry, of the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Twenty-third Corps, Army of the Tennessee, under Hartsuff, Burnside and Scofield. The Doctor and General Burnside had been playmates together, and both prepared and were applicants for entrance examination to West Point, Burnside being chosen. They met on the crest of the Cumberland mountains in Tennessee, after this interval of eventful years, and the Doctor was received at the headquarters of the great general about the time that the latter took charge of the brigade, and was placed in the brigade hospital for duty. He did heroic service in the treatment of the poor victims of the battle-field, and remained with the brigade until the failing health of his wife required his return home, when he resigned, in October, 1864. At the battle of Shiloh he was sent as special assistant surgeon, by authority of the war department and Governor Morton, and an operation which he performed drew a card of thanks and commendation from the chief surgeon, Jackson. For twelve years Dr. Fosdick has been United States examining surgeon, and, though an active Republican partisan, has been retained in office. In obstetrical cases he is particularly successful and in great demand, entire confidence being reposed in his judgment and skill. For forty years he has been active in the Masonic order, and has been worshipful master of the lodge to which he belongs. He has been connected with various medical societies and in every way has kept abreast of the march of progress.

The first wife of Dr. Fosdick was a Miss Eliza J. Beauman, of Union county. About twenty years ago the Doctor married Frances E. Cockefair. By her previous married to one Bolton she had one son, Elisha. The father of Mrs. Fosdick, Elisha Cockefair, was a native of Nantucket. In the war of 1812 he was on board a privateer, and at New Orleans an attack was made upon a Spanish vessel by his own ship, the foreigner gaining the victory. Subsequently Mr. Cockefair settled in Union county, Indiana, and became very wealthy for his generation. He owned the largest woolen mill in that section of the state, and numbered thirteen farms among his possessions, his estate amounting to about one hundred thousand dollars at his death, which event occurred in his sixty-fourth year. By his first marriage Dr. Fosdick has two sons: William Andrew Fosdick, who is engaged in merchandising in this place; and Horace Greeley Fosdick, now of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 445 – 447.

Franklin Stanton. – The subject of this sketch is identified with the agricultural interests of Center township, Union county, Indiana, of which place he is a native, having been born near Salem church, June 14, 1830, son of Samuel and Sarah (Davis) Stanton, and grandson of William Stanton. Samuel Stanton died in Union county, in 1830, three weeks after the birth of his son Franklin, the only child by his second marriage. By a former marriage, to a Miss Coffin, he had two sons, Edwin and Leander, and one daughter, Mulica, who became Mrs. William Huddleston.

Franklin Stanton was reared by his mother and stepfather, Aaron Gardner, and at the age of fourteen he began working at the trade of blacksmith, serving an apprenticeship which occupied his time until his majority, and he followed his trade for three or four years afterward. Since then he has been engaged in farming. He spent several years in the West, having claims in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, and since his return to Indiana he has been engaged in farming on an eighty-acre farm in Center township, Union county. Politically he has been a Republican all his life.

Mr. Stanton has been twice married. His first wife, whose maiden name was Semira Swain, died seven years after their marriage, leaving three children: Clara, wife of A. P. Cook; Clinton, who died at the age of twenty-nine years; and Albert, who died at about the same age as his brother. For his second wife Mr. Stanton wedded Mrs. Almira Barnard, who shared the joys and sorrows of his life for nearly thirty years. She died, leaving four children: Flora, wife of Walter Graham, a resident of Oklahoma; Annie Laurie, wife of Frank Bowers, of Oklahoma; Louie, wife of William Aylor, also of Oklahoma; and Cliff C., of Johnson county, Indiana. In February, 1897, Mr. Stanton married Mrs. Keturah Jane Quick, widow of Lewis Quick. Her maiden name was Templeton, she being a daughter of James and Keturah (Barrackman) Templeton. Mrs. Stanton’s mother, now ninety-six years of age, resides with her. She was born January 15, 1803, has spent ninety-two years in Indiana, and for one of her extreme old age enjoys good health. Lewis Quick was a native of Franklin county, Indiana, and was a resident of that county until coming to the farm now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Stanton, where he died.

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Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 465 – 466.

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