|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||A. F. Humphreys b.1848 son of John L. & Julia A. (Sidels) Humphreys|
|Post Date:||December 24, 2003 at 20:07:24|
|Forum:||Benton County, IN Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 432, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"A. F. HUMPHREYS was born in Clinton County, Ohio, February 17, 1848, and is the fifth in a family of twelve children born to JOHN L. and JULIA A. (SIDELS) HUMPHREYS, natives respectively of Warren and Clinton Counties Ohio, and of English and German descent. JOHN L. HUMPHREYS was educated and married in his native county, and soon after his marriage moved to Clinton County, bought 100 acres of unimproved land and developed the farm on which he still resides, and which he has since increased to 1,100 acres; he was for several years Trustee of his township, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A. F. HUMPHREYS, in the spring of 1870, left his father's farm and moved to Warren County, Indiana, where he ran a ditching machine for about three months, then worked as farm laborer one year and a half, then farmed on shares in Warren and Benton Counties four years, and then came to this township and bought the 140 acres on which he still resides. November 16, 1871, he married ISABEL BANKS, a native of Wabash County, Indiana, who has borne him two children - LILLIE M. and JOSEPH O. In politics, MR. HUMPHREYS is a Republican, and both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."