Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:Hiram Lunsford b.1816 son of David & Jane (Madox) Lunsford
Post Date:November 10, 2004 at 15:31:03
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Forum:Cass County, IN Genealogy Forum
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 758, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"HIRAM LUNSFORD was born in Preble County, Ohio, November 7, 1816, and is the eldest of the thirteen children born to DAVID and JANE (MADOX) LUNSFORD, viz: HIRAM, WILLIAM, LOUISA, EMELINE, FRANCES, ELIZABETH, CORDELIA, LEVI, GEORGE, JOHN, BENJAMIN, CHARLES and NANCY; of these WILLIAM, LOUISA, EMELINE, FRANCES, ELIZABETH, BENJAMIN and NANCY are dead. The father was born in Virginia, and came to Ohio when a boy, where he lived until some time in the '40's, when he came to Indiana; he spent his life in farming, and died in Cass County, Indiana, about 1872. About the year 1840, HIRAM LUNSFORD came to Cass County, where he resided two years, and in 1842 came to this township, where he has resided ever since. He was first married, February 20, 1845, to REBECCA MOORE, who bore him eight children - CAROLINE, EMMA, JANE, HORACE, JULIA, SARAH, MARIA and REBECCA; of these CAROLINE, EMMA, SARAH and MARIA are deceased. July 11, 1861, he married ELLEN HENDRICKSON, who has borne him five children - MELINA, WILLIAM, FRANK, MARY and MARTHA. MR. LUNSFORD's farm of 190 acres is situated three and a half miles southeast of Monterey; he is one of the old settlers, and in politics he is a Republican."