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Jonas Good b.1827 son of Jonas & Elizabeth (Troxel) Good
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: January 31, 2004 at 14:53:59
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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 709, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"JONAS GOOD was born in Crawford County, Ohio, November 12, 1827, and was the third of the eight children of JONAS and ELIZABETH (TROXEL) GOOD, both natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. JONAS GOOD, Sr., was a blacksmith, was married in Pennsylvania, and in 1826 moved to Crawford County, Ohio; he bought forty acres of land, improved it, and in 1833 sold out and went to Seneca County (Ohio) and entered 160 acres, which he also improved. In 1841, he again sold out, and came to this township, where he had entered 160 acres the year previous. This farm he subsequently increased to 751 acres, and here he died in the winter of 1854. He had been one of the Commissioners of Pulaski County, and died a member of the German Reformed Church. MRS. ELIZABETH GOOD was a member of the Lutheran Church, and died in 1847. JONAS GOOD, Jr., remained on the home place till twenty-two years old. and then farmed on shares and ran a threshing machine for two years. He next bought of his father 160 acres of partially improved land in this township, on which he has ever since resided, but has added thereto until he now owns 360 acres, all well improved. He was married, November 27, 1849, to POLLY SHELHART, a native of Ohio, and of German descent. This union has been blessed with thirteen children, of whom eleven are still living. MR. and MRS. GOOD are members of the German Reformed Church, and in politics he is a Democrat. In his early days, MR. GOOD was one of the noted fishermen of the country."

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