Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
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Subject:Henry S. Fansler b.1843 son of Solomon & Catherine (Davis) Fansler
Post Date:March 13, 2004 at 17:18:47
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Forum:Pendleton County, WV 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 755, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"HENRY S. FANSLER was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia, April 21, 1843, and is one of five children born to SOLOMON and CATHERINE (DAVIS) FANSLER, as follows: SAMSON, HENRY, WILLIAM, JESSE and ANNA. The father was born in 1802, in what was then Randolph County, Virginia, now Tucker County, West Virginia. He spent most of his life at farming, and died in 1860 in the county of his birth. When HENRY was three years old, his father returned to Tucker County, where HENRY worked on the home farm until twenty-one. When twenty-two, HENRY came to this township and began working at carpentering. In December, 1872, he moved to Monterey; in December, 1873, he added undertaking to carpentering, in partnership with another, but in 1875 began to conduct the business alone. He was married, January 2, 1869, to ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, at Star City, (Pulaski County, Indiana), and this lady has borne him six children - FRANK, JESSE (deceased), MARY, DELL, CARLTON (deceased) and EARL. MR. FANSLER became an Odd Fellow in 1874, and he has served as Assessor in Tippecanoe Township for seven consecutive years."