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James A. & Basheba (Hudson) Low and Family, natives of Harrison County
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: December 27, 2003 at 07:22:13
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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 729, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"JAMES A. LOW & CO. is the name of the firm composed of JAMES A. LOW, JAMES E. LOW and SIMPSON E> LOW. JAMES A. LOW was born in Harrison County, Indiana, February 2, 1829; at the age of eighteen, he began the carpenter trade, at which he worked about four years, and then engaged in mercantile business, at which he continued five years; he then resumed his trade, adding cabinet-making, and worked therat on an Ohio River steamer until 1861; at the breaking-out of the war he was appointed Deputy Marshall, and was stationed at Jefforsonville, Indiana, his duty being to capture deserters, "Bounty jumpers," etc.; from 1865 to 1868, he was engaged in collecting bounties and pensions: in the fall of 1868, he moved upon a farm in Pulaski County, and in the spring of 1869 he came to Medarysville and resumed merchandising; in 1881, he moved to Putman County, where he is now engaged as a merchant and miller, his two sons, JAMES E. and SIMPSON E. conducting the business at Medarysville. JAMES E. LOW was born in Harrison County February 17, 1853; he came to Pulaski County with his father, and between 1877 and 1881, lived on the farm, at all other intervals being employed in the mercantle business. He was married, July 2, 1877, to MARY J. BAUGHMAN, who has borne him three children - JESSIE, FLOSS and GRACIE. SIMPSON E. LOW was born October 3, 1858, and came to this county with his father in 1868; from early youth, he has been connected with the business in Medarysville, the most extensive of the kind in the place. The firm are the only grain dealers in the town, and they carry a general stock of goods valued at $12,000, which, added to the stock in Putman County, makes a firm stock of $27,000. The children born to JAMES A. and BASHEBA (HUDSON) LOW were seven in number, viz., JAMES E., OSCAR, FRANCES E., SIMPSON E., DAVID E., MARTHA E., and ISABEL E. Of these OSCAR, FRANCES and MARTHA are dead."

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