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History of Kosciusko County Indiana page 519

JAMES GAWTHROP, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania, and was a son of RICHARD and CATHERINE GAWTHROP. He was reared to manhood in his native State, and married ELIZABETH MILLER, who was born in 1810, daughter of FELIX and ELIZABETH MILLER, of Pennsylvania.

Two of their six children are living -- EMILY, wife of JOHN SMITH, of Plain Township, and JULIA, who resides at home.

MR. GAWTHROP was one of the first settlers of Plain Township, having located in the northern portion of section 3, where is widow still lives. At the time of their settlement there MRS. GAWTHROP states that she could walk a long distance on fallen logs which lay in the marshes which then comprised their farm. MR. GAWTHROP purchased 160 acres of land, which he improved and cultivated.

In 1848, when the California gold fever broke out, he went, as did thousands of others, and died there in 1850. He was buried in California.

He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, and left many warm friends. His wife is a highly respected member of society.