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Nathan H. Cammack b 1821 IN
Posted by: maria simmons kagee (ID *****3136) Date: October 27, 2004 at 02:35:34
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Nathan H. Cammack, owner of a sawmill in Mulberry, Clinton County, Indiana, and one of the enterprising businessmen of the town, has the honor of being a native of the Hoosier State, his birth having occurred in Richmond, Indiana, August 19, 1821. His parents, Samuel and Hannah (Hollingsworth) Cammack, were both natives of South Carolina, and the former was of Scotch descent, while the latter was of English lineage. The father was born in 1796, and in early life removed to Ohio, where he was married. Subsequently he removed to Richmond, Indiana, where for a time he carried on a pottery, and then embarked in the lumber business. He established a woolen mill in Wayne County, and operated that until 1867, when he removed to a farm in Grant County, upon which he remained two years. His death occurred in 1874, in Arba, Randolph County, Indiana, and his wife who was born in 1803, passed away in 1890, at the advanced age of eighty-seven. Of their family of four children, only two are now living - Nathan H. and Rachel, wife of Henry Robinson. David and Eli have passed away.

Nathan H. Cammack was reared in Wayne County, Indiana, and on attaining his majority, entered into partnership with his father in the manufacture of woolen goods. This connection continued until 1870, when he embarked in the sawmill business, which he continued until 1882. In that year he removed to Cottage Home, Illinois, where he again engaged in the lumber trade. In July 1887, he became a resident of Mulberry, and since that time has operated a sawmill at this place. He is a man of good business and executive ability, and is highly esteemed throughout this community. On the 6th of May 1841, Mr. Cammack was joined in wedlock with Miss Priscilla Morris, who was born December 6, 1821, and is a daughter of Joshua and Mary (Morgan) Morris, natives of North Carolina. Her father was a miller by trade and followed that business until his death, which occurred in 1823. His wife passed away about 1854. In their family were eight children, namely: Charles, John, Jesse, Lydia, Susanna and Mary, all now deceased; Pricilla and Ruth. To Mr. and Mrs. Cammack were born four children - Adeline, who was born December 22, 1843, and is the wife of James Peelle; David, born January 25, 1845. Charles, born January 5, 1847; and Laura, who was born March 9, 1851, and died August 10, 1890. They also have an adopted daughter, Emma J., who was born in Milton, Indiana, October 27, 1862. She there remained until six years of age, when, with her parents, she removed to Cambridge, an old and quaint city of eastern Indiana. There she was educated under the supervision of Professor James R. Hall, who was at the head of the Cambridge schools for twelve years. Her high school teachers were Mrs. Hall and Miss Hattie Beech, and their beautiful lives left an impress on their students for good. Miss Cammack graduated in a class of only four members and then in 1884 began teaching in Muncie, Indiana, having charge of the second, fourth and sixth grades. She entered upon the high school work in 1890, and now occupies a merited position among the best teachers in the state. She always wins the love and confidence of her pupils and they are developed in other ways as well as intellectually. With the Presbyterian Church she holds membership. Mr. Cammack is a member of the Society of Friends, and in politics he is a Republican. The death of Mrs. Cammack occurred early in November 1894, and during life she had also been a devout member of the Society of Friends.

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