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Richard Imes b.1821 son of Richard & Mary (Shidler) Imes
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: April 23, 2004 at 19:04:28
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 367, Monon Township, White County, Indiana

"RICHARD IMES, was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1821, and is a son of RICHARD and MARY (SHIDLER) IMES. When RICHARD was six years of age, his father died, and he alternated between school and the farm until he was fifteen, when his mother sold the farm and removed to White County, Indiana, where she purchased land, which RICHARD superintended. He was married, November 23, 1843, to MARY A. ORR, born Greene County, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1816, to which union were born eight children - MARY E., October 24, 1844; GEORGE W., October 24, 1846 (deceased); JASPER N., August 11, 1848 (deceased); LETITIA M., February 7, 1850 (deceased); MELISSA J., March 17, 1852 (deceased); MELINDA C., August 21, 1853 (deceased); ALICE C., November 2, 1855; and SUSAN, May 23, 1858 (deceased). After his marriage, MR. IMES farmed in Union Township, where he had land, and also raised stock. In 1862, he sold his place and purchased 120 acres in Marion Township, Section 30; the farm now comprises 200 acres, and is said to be as fine as any in the township. He does general farming, and has some fine horses, cattle and hogs. MR. IMES is a Jacksonian Democrat, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a much respected citizen."

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