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Adams, Henry I., 952.
Adams, John H., 492.
Ade, George, 613.
Ade, John, 612.
Albaueh, Jacob S., 198.
Alkire", Samuel, 372.
Alter, Moses B.. 813.
Anderson, James, 278.
Anderson, Perry B., 556.
Anderson, William S., 278.
Archer, David, 1042.
Archer, Samuel, 1036.
Ashby, John, 259.
Austin, William B., 405.



Babcock, William C, 43.
Badger, Lewis B., 915.
Bailey, EbenE., 878.
Barcus, Samuel D., 443.
Barger, Joseph, 566.
Barnard, Obed, 26.
Barnes, John F., 39.
Barnes. Thomas J., 948.
Barr, Eliza J., 388.
Barr, James R., 368.
Bartlett, Jefferson, 399.
Bates, Valentine, 608.
Baugh, Samuel L., 160.
Baugh, Williams., 293.
Baxter, Frank R., 565.
Beck, Charles H., 207.
Beckett, George A., 231.
Bedford, Fitz William, 840.
Benjamin, Jared, 746.
Berkley, Auburt L., 136.
Best, Samuel, 991.
Bevis, Philemon, 858.
Bishop, Edgar C, 378.
Blake, James, 685.
Blmd, Charles O., 108.
Blind, Michael, 144.
Boldman, William, 369.
Borders, Burlingame, 859.
Borders, John F., 804.
Borders, Warren W., 853.
Borders, Wesley, 860.
Bostick, Thomas S., 341.
Bork, Louis, 558.
Born, Samuel, 472.



Bott, William L., 627.
Bowers, George J., 695.
Boyer, John, 441.
Boyles, George W., 250.
Brackney, Arthur J.. 401.
Brand, Eli, 974.
Brand, John, 57.
Brand, Samuel, 67.
Brant, David, 464.
Bridge, George M., 941.
Bringham, George W., 966.
Brewer, John C. 1069.
Brockway, Charles T., 344.
Brown, Charles E., 327.
Brown, Elizabeth, 107.
Brown, George H., 107.
Brown, George S., 722.
Brown, John C, 329.
Brown, John W., 85.
Brown, Louis, 856.
Bryan, David, 1043.
Bryant, W. S., 869.
Buck, James, 295.
Bull, Andrew J., 939.
Bunnell, Abraham R., 354.
Burk, George W., 736.
Burkhalter, William H., 403.
Burnham, James A., 109.
Burns, George W., 890.
Burns, William, 444.
Burson, George, 824.
Burt. Thomas W., 400.
Byers, Samuel B., 843.

C.

Caldwell, Harry J., 381.
Carmichael, William P., 1030.
Carper, Marshal, 660.
Cassell. Job X., 456.
Cheesman, John, 238.
Chilcote, Mordecai F., 137.
Childress, Johnson E., 1045.
Chilton, James S., 420.
Circle, Emanuel, 1007.
Clark, James H., 1034.
Clark, John D., 908.
Clark, Robert J., 610.
Clary, John C, 206.
Claypool, Richard W., 178.
Cleveland, Albert W., 791.
Clouse, Jacob, 773.
Cloyd, John, 64.



IMDEX.



Coen, John, 598.
CoEfelt, Jonathan A., 783.
Coffroth, William R., 557.
Colborn, Amos S., 196.
Compton, William C, 94.
Cook, Clark, 228.
Cooper, Richard, 578.
Cottingham, Melvin, 429.
Cox, William L., 124.
Crabb, Vincent R., 713.
Crane, Oliver P., 172.
Crane, Robert F., 380.
Crane, William M., 375.
Crawford, George W., 334.
Crawford, Lutetia, 885.
Crockett, Thomas A., 710.
Cronkhite, Hosea, 298.
Crosson, John M., 412.
Crouch, Jeptha, 950.
Crouse, Alexander H., 96.
Crouse, Jerome H., 22.
Crow, Benjamin F., 77.
Crow, Walter H., 73.
Crow, William, 80.
Cunningham, Cyrus, 949.

D.

Dague, William H., 222.
Daseke, Gustav, 1027.
Davis, John G., 613.
Davis, Samuel, 132.
Day, George W., 748.
Decker, James K. P., 184.
Decker, Samuel, 185.
Dellinger, Philip, 792.
DePoy, Williams., 1022.
Dibell, E. Burritt, 820.
Dinwiddle, Lee, 529.
Dilts, Charles W., 811.
Dilts, Moses A., 664.
Dobbins, Moses G., 491.
Dobbins, Simon U., 126.
Dobbins, William T., 505.
Dorner, Frederick, 885.
Douthit, James W., 702.
Dowell, Simeon A., 727.
Drake, Robert S., 712.
Driscol, Charles C, 958.
Dukes, James R., 834.
Dunn, George N., 245.
Dunn, James, 504.
Dunn, John, 980.
Dunn, Matthew H., 650.
Du Teil, Frank, 532.
Duvall, Cyrus W., 604.
Dwiggins, Robert S., 360.
Dyer, George W., 395.



Eacock, George J., 488.
Eaton, Amos V., 52.
Engle, Daniel, 1054.
Engle, John C, 1052.
Engle, Joseph A., 1062.



Evans, Henry H., 956.
Evans William F., 166.
Ewalt, John F., 979.



Fahnestock, Jacob W., 524.
Farden, Joseph D., 280.
Fenton, Samuel C, 303.
Ferguson, Brazillia F., 728.
Ferguson, George H., 965.
Fewell, Benjamin, 425.
Fidler, Orlando, 29.
Fisher, David L., 848.
Fleming, Winfield S., 525.
Flesher, Henry B., 961.
Fletcher, Robinson, 935.
Flinn, John, 846.
Flynn, David H., 428.
Foudray, Samuel T., 600.
Fox, William E., 809.
Frain, Edwin, 1011.
Frain, Felix B. T., 689.
Frain, John, 579.
Frankenfield, Ezra, 135.
F"ranklin, Benjamin B., 410.
Fraser, Daniel, 968.
Eraser, James, 968.
Frederick, Joseph J., 1065.
Freeman, Abram J., 500.
Freeman, Daniel R., 797.
French, Chester C, 348.
Frey, John C, 930.
Fryback, Edmund, 932.
Funk, Samuel K., 1048.



Galbreath, Jacob, 677.
Garling, Frederick, 1018.
Garner, Charles A., 919.
Gaunt, Joseph R., 964.
Gay, William H., 392.
Gehris, Nathaniel M., 709.
Gemmer, Philip, 314.
Gemmer, Wilmer H., 230.
Gibson, Nathan C, 602.
Gillett, Daniel F., 551.
Gilman, William W., 690.
Gladden, John, 147.
Gladden, Richard, 384.
Glasgow, Samuel, 788.
Gochenour, Jeremiah, 352.
Goldsberry, Peter, 326.
Goodspeed, Francis E., 517.
Goodwine, Abner, 308.
Goodwine, Arthur C, 929.
Goodwine, Fremont, 990.
Goodwine, Harrison, 549.
Goodwine, Horace G., 547.
Goodwine, James, 567.
Goodwine, William H.
Gorrell, Joseph J., 892.
Graft, Moses C, 145.
Green, Nellie E., 272.
Greenfield, Benjamin, 363.



,322,



IJfDEX.



Gregory, Benjamin F., 46.
Gregory, John, 46.
Gridley, William J., 353.
Griffin, George J., 1074.
Griffin, William J., 911.
Grimes, Jesse, 128.
Grimes, Lawson C, 128.
Grimes, Simeon, 130.
Grimes, William F., 129.
Groscost, Reuben, 291.
Gunkle, George, 265.
Gunn, Edward B., 301.

H.

Hall, Edmon G., 546.
Hall, James C, 90. '
Halstead, Micah B., 738.
Hamilton, Louis H., 729.
Hammond, Edwin P., 19.
Hanly, J. Frank, 508.
Hanson, Samuel C.,37.
Harbaugh, C.Albert, 42.
Harmon, John J., 795.
Harmon, Waldo L., 421.
Harmon, William, 422.
Harrisson, George A., 161.
Hatch.Jethro A., 663.
Hathaway, Henry O., 574.
Hathaway, Medary M., 691.
Hathaway, Richard W., 595.
Hawkins, Hannah, 741.
Hawkins, James, 394.
Hawkins, Jane, 394.
Hawkins, William E., 744.
Hay, James, 544.
Hays, Meade S., 521.
Hayworth, James N., 696.
Healey, George H., 725.
Hellwig, Clarence A., 970.
Hellwig, Edward F., 971.
Hemphill, John B., 535.
Henkle, Joseph C, 786.
Hershey, William H., 242.
Heston, William D., 560.
High, Isaac D., 701.
Hillis, James D., 188.
Hinchman, William, 785.
Hinkle, W. J., 771.
Hoffman, Horace D., 269.
Hoffman, William H., 357.
Holladay, Eli, 62.
Hollingsworth, George K., 88.
HoUingsworth, Joseph, 742.
Holtam, Abel J., 855.
Holtam, Jesse J., 187.
Hoover, William M., 775.
Hornaday, Harvey J., 397.
Hornbeck, Francis T., 468.
Hornbeck, Henry H.,374.
Hornbeck, John W., 466.
Horner, Cornelius M., 866.
Hottenstein, Charles A., 957.
Hubbell, Lewis W., 984.
Huddleston, Will am Shipman, 673.
Huddleston, William Sigler, 676.



Hufty, Thomas L.,936.
Hughes, George K., 131.
Huls, Henry V. T.,215.
Hummel, David W., 686,
Humston, Frank B.,130.
Hunter, John P., 920.
Hutton, Schuyler C, 453.

I.

Ugenfritz, George, 345.
Ingrini, Marion H., 723.
Introductory, 1.

J-

Jackson, Relief, 376.
Jamison, George A., 432.
Johnson, Cyrenius, 519.
Johnson, Francis, 962.
Johnson, John A., 938.
Johnson, Zachary T., 516.
Jones, James E., 41.
Jones, Joseph T., 995.
Jones, Matthew E., 469. •
Jones, Thomas, 993.
Jones, Trusten A., 992.
Jones, William, 1046.
Jones, William M., 533.
Judy, John F., 336.
Judy, Ole R., 340.
Justice Noah, 112.

K.

Keiper, George F., 149.
Kelley, D. M., 879.
Kent, Alexander J., 801.
Kent, Perrin, 168, 1028.
Kessinger, Hiram, 899.
Keys, James H., 54.
Kingsbury, Clement S.,100.
Kinney, John H., 586.
Kious, Joseph H., 877.
Kissinger, John P., 315.
Kistler, Noah, 1020.
Knebel, Fredrick, 905.
Korner, William S., 1015.
Krick, Valentine, 918.
Kult, Philip, 913.
Kuhn, Charles W., 1061.
Kuhn, George M., 463.
Kuhn, John A., 1056.
Kuhn, Joseph M., 1057.
Kuhn, Matthias, 459.
Kuhn, William H., 462.



LaGue, John B., Jr., 523.
Lairy, M. M., 297.
LaRue, John M., 11.
Laughlin, David, 309.
Learning, Henry, Jr., 632.
Lear, George W., 493.
Lear, Hiram F., 795.
Leffew, William S.,51.



IJVDKX:



Leidy, James C, 977.
LeMaster, Benjamin B., 1019.
Letcher,]. H., 313.
Levering, Abraham, 210.
Levering, William H., 217.
Linton, Samuel, 1009.
Lisk, William, 830.
Lister, Francis E., 221.
Little, Elisha, 287.
Logan, George W., 290.
Long, George, 476.
Lowry. Robert A., 693.
Lucas, Martin, 182.
Lugar, William, 914.
Lyman, Edwin B., 193.
Lyons, Newton, 605.

M.

Maibauer, Frederick, 896.
Major, John F., 541.
Mallon,John H., 1064.
Malsbary, John ^^, 454.
Marker, James B., 641.
Marshall, George E., 757.
Martin, John H., 92.
Martindale, William, 431.
Matthews, I. N., 387.
Mavity,John M., 102.
Mavity, James S., 48.
McAdam, James, 435.
McBroom, James H., 24.
McCabe, James, 113.
McCain, Cornelius, 770.
McCain, Richard C, 745.
McConahay, Orlando, 734.
McCord, Joseph H., 772.
McCormick. John F., 507.
McCoy, Alfred, 390.
McCray, Greenberry W., 705.
McCray, Warren T., 767.
McDole, Samson, 1000.
McDonald, Malcolm A., 164.
McDonald, Thomas M., 902.
McGahan, George, 271.
McGinlev, Furman E. D., 983.
McGrath Robert H., 44.
McGrath, Robert M., 45.
McGuire, Thomas, 761.
Mcintosh, Lewis, 399.
McMullen, James W., 268.
Merrick (> Thomas L., 14.
Mikels, George W., 284.
Miller, Albert B., 176.
Miller, Frederick, 661.
Miller, lohn, 176.
Miller, John P., 1025.
Miller, Melville W., 976.
Miller, Walter B., 174.
Miller, William H., 959.
Mills. Charles E., 539.
Mills, John W., 271.
Mills, William E., 266.
Mitchell, James H , 208.
Montgomery, Isaac H., 69.



Montgomery, James W., 253.
Moore, Hiram W., 757.
Moore, S. Herbert, 89.5.
Motter, Thomas S., 179.
Mullen, Lafayette, 790.
Murdock, James, 777
Murray, William W., 944.
Myers, Gabriel, 248.

N.

Nattinger, Charles A., 489.
Netherton, William E., 669
Newton, Charles E., 996.
Newton, Edwin F., 997.
Nisewander, Absalom, 312.
Noe, Lewis J., 630.
Nolin, Samuel K., 203.
Nordyke, Adin, 485.
Nowels, David, 831.

O.

Odle, Richard G., 446.
Ogborn, Frank B., 258.
Owin^s, Luther, 358.



Paris, Berry, a50.
Parker, Isaac, 93.
Parkison, Addison, 740.
Parkison, Robert A., 778.
Parks, George D., 227.
Parrott, Charles, 815.
Parrott, George, 644.
Paul, Tilghman, 502.
Payne, James W., 440.
Peak, Morris, 765.
Pearce, Fernandez E., 782
Peck, Albert D., 755.
Pence, Curtes M., 362.
Perry, Joseph S., 407.
Perry, William, 759.
Peter, Daniel, 141.
Peter, Calvin, 142.
Peter Family, The, 139.
Peters, Elihu, 86.
Peterson, Charles P., 258.
Peterson, Jonas A., 256.
Pfeiffer, George H., 169.
Phares, Charles G., 498.
Phebus, David, 326.
Phillips, Simon, 587.
Pierce, William C, 703.
Pingry, David, 358.
Plummer, Albert, 536.
Porter, Walter V., 784.
Posey, Cyrus L., 1004.
Pribble, Rufus, 245.
Price, Edwin R., 552.
Pruner, Wiley E., 571.
Pullin, Charles, 706.
Purviance, David B., 235.



Quick, Samuel M., 997.
Quigley, Peter, 597.

R.

Rabb, Joseph M., 59.
Randall, John W., 482.
Randie, James T., 751.
Randolph, Edgar D., 954
Raub, Adams D., 884.
Rawn, Nathan, 584.
Ray, John N., 114.
Recher, Lawson H., 625.
Reed, Nate J., 47.
Reser, David M., 262.
Rexstrew, Foster, 621.
Reynolds. A. W., 823.
-■ - William H., 904.



Rhode, John W:, 261.
Rhode, Seymour T., 439.
Rhode, William C, 486.
Rhodes, WiHiam P., 318.
Risk, James Kirby, 760.
Robb, Bolivar, 8.
Roberts, Charles A., 829.
Robertson, Henry, 925.
Robmson, Charles C. 190.
Robinson, George M., 720.
Robmson, Thomas H., 676.
Rodgers, Elisha, 307.
Rodgers, James M., 512.
Roenbaugh, Frederic L., 195
Rogers, Luke, 1013.
Rogers, Robert C, 275.
Ross, John , 423.
Rossiter, Henry, 960.
Roth, John A., 282.
Row, John H., 342.
Rowe, Winfield S. 477.
Rush, William, 426.



Sale, Andrew C, 310.
Sale, William W., 274.
Sample, Robert W., 946.
Sappington, John W., 4.50.
Saunderson, James T., 514.
Sayler, Isaac, 827.
Sayler, William H., 479.
Schilling, John. 496.
Schooler, James W., 934.
Schwartz, Charles, 764.
Sebring, John, 1002.
Severson, Wilbur F., 350.
Sharp, Joseph A., 803.
Shaw, James B., 30i
Sheetz, Warren, 75.
Sheffer, Jacob, 143.
Shelby, John B., 236.
Shelland, John D., 474.
Shideler, Isaac M., 458.
Shipps, Charles, 417.
Shively. William, 863.



Simison, John, 16.
Simms, Dan W., 872.
Simpson, Justus L., 1039.
Small, Gilbert, 593.
Smith, Bernard G., 437.
Smith, Dawson, 451.
Smith, George H., 540.
Smith, Jacob J., 1031.
Smith, John M., 224.
Smith, Parmenas G., 953.
Smyth, James D., 643.
Snoddy, Alfred N., 433.
Snyder, Charles M., 202.
Solomon, William, 496.
Spacy, Samuel S., 97>i.
Spencer, Solomon, 671.
Spencer, William, 430.
Spitler, Marion L., 647.
Staley, Patterson, 278.
Stanley, Mary A., 409.
Stewart, James F., 414.
Stewart, James W., 323.
Stidham, Jasper H., 32.
Stillwell, William F., 768.
Stimson, Charles O., 365.
Stipp, Joseph M., 684.
Stipp, Martin V., 680.
Stork, John H., 2 )1.
Storms, Daniel E., 192.
Strohm, Harry A., 763.
Summers, Michael, 281.
Swadley, James M., 138.
Swisher, Jesse, 501.

T.

Talbott, Daniel, 105.
Talbott, Rachel, 103.
Taylor, Aaron Y., 881.
Taylor, Anthony, 754.
Taylor; Elizabeth, 233.
Taylor, George W., 683.
Taylor, Levi H., 657.
Taylor, Lorenzo D., 370.
Taylor, Stephen O., 286.
Tavlor, Sylvester, 119.
Taylor, William O., 6.53.
Thompson, Alfred, 675.
Thompson, Charles E., 332.
Thompson, Simon P., 888.
Throckmorton, Edmund, 78.
Throckmorton, Neville 1., 844.
Tilson, Washburn, 171.
Tomlinson, Jesse, 299.
Triplett, Charles E., Sr., 748.
Triplett, Charles E., Jr., 751.
Truby, Charles I., 60.
Tucker, Albert E., 614.
Tucker, Elon W., 617.



Van Alstine, George W., 607.
Vanatta, Joseph S., 481.
Van Natta, Williams., 83.
Van Voorst, James S., 531.
Von Auw, Maximilian J., 591.



w.

Wadsworth, Geortie, 447.
Walker, Everett A., 865.
Walker, William O., 654.
Walker, William S.. 225.
Walton, Daniel, 497.
Ward, Philip F., 568.
Ward, Philip J., 851.
Warner, John W., 288.
Warner, Joseph F., 212.
Washburn, Isaac L., 623.
Washburn, Samuel S., 158.
Watson, Anderson, 981.
Watson, John, 810.
Waymire, Daniel W., 487.
Waymire, Frederic, 484.
Weaver, Erasmus M., 526.
Webb, Reuben T., 319.
Weber, P. J., 13.
Webster, John C, 240.
Weeks, Charles L., 618.
Weldon, David, 717.
Wells, George, 1051.
Wendt, John, 1070.
Wentz, William, 1058.
West, Alexander L., 732.
Weyand, Isaiah, 589.
Wickersham, Job, 561.
Wickwire, Chester W., 715.
Wilburn, James, 838.
Wiley, Ulric Z., 5.
Wilgus, William, 232.
Williams, Duncan McA , 34.
Williams, Elmer C, 1071.
Williamson, Jeremiah, 658.



Willoughby, William H., 416.
Wills, John R., 572.
Wilson, Catharine, 383.
Wilson, David B., 335.
Wilson, Jesse E., 118.
Wilson, Perry A., 1059.
Wilson, Warren, 943.
Winship, Charles F., 553.
Winter, Jeremiah, 868.
Wishard, William W.. 640.
Wolcott, Anson, 816.
Wolcott Enterprise, 865.
Wood, Daniel J., 882.
Wood, Harvey W., 718.
Wood, J. Fletcher, 294.
Wood, Will. R., 875.
Woodhams, Henry, 247.
Woodlock, David, 887.
Woodruff, Hubert D., 1012.



Yeoman, David H., 818.
Yeoman, James, 730.
Yeoman, Joseph, 780.
Yopst, Albert E., 391.
York, Noble J., 821.
Yost, Aaron, 928.
Yost, Amos D., 928.
Yost, Charles W., 928.
Yost, David, 926.
Yost, John, 928.

Z.

, John, 267.



INTRODUCTORY.



Out of the depths of his mature wisdom Carlyle wrote: " History is the
essence of innumerable biographies." Farther than this what propriety can
there be in advancing reasons for the compilation of such a work as the one
at hand.' The counties of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Warren and
Pulaski, now venerable with age and honors, have sustained within their
confines men who have been prominent in the history of the state and
nation from the early colonial epoch. Their annals teem with the records
of strong and noble manhood and womanhood, and, as Sumner said, "The
true grandeur of nations is in those qualities which constitute the true great-
ness of the individual." The final causes which shape the fortunes of
individual men and the destinies of states are often the same. They are
usually remote and obscure; their influence wholly unexpected until declared
by results. When they inspire men to the exercise of courage, self-denial,
enterprise, industry, and call into play the higher moral elements; lead men
to risk all upon conviction, faith, — such causes lead to the planting of great
states, great nations, great peoples. The nation is greatest which produces
the greatest and most manly men, and the intrinsic safety depends not so
much upon methods and measures as upon that trUe manhood from whose
deep sources all that is precious and permanent in life must at last proceed.
Such a result may not consciously be contemplated by the individuals instru-
mental in the production of a great nation. Pursuing each his personal good
by exalted means, they work out this as a logical result. They have wrought
on the lines of the greatest good.

Ceaselessly to and fro flies the deft shuttle which weaves the web of
human destiny, and into the vast mosaic fabric enter the individuality, the
effort, the accomplishment of each man, be his station that most lowly, or
one of majesty, pomp and power. Within the textile folds may be traced
the line of each individuality, be it the one that lends the beautiful sheen of
honest worth and honest endeavor, or one that dark and zigzag finds its
way through warp and woof, marring the composite beauty by its blackened
threads, ever in evidence of the shadowed and unprolific life. Into the great
aggregate each individuality is merged, and yet the essence of each is never



2 IMTRODUCTORT.

lost, be the angle of its influence wide-spreading and grateful, or narrow and
baneful. In his efforts he who essays biography finds much of profit and
much of alluring fascination when he would follow out, in even a cursory
way, the tracings of a life history, seeking to find the keynote of each respect-
ive personality. These efforts and their resulting transmission can not fail
of value in an objective way, for in each case may the lesson of life be
conned, "line upon line; precept upon precept."

Whether the elements of success in life are innate attributes of the
individual, or whether they are quickened by a process of circumstantial
development, it is impossible to clearly determine. Yet the study of a suc-
cessful life is none the less interesting and profitable by reason of the exist-
ence of this same uncertainty. So much in excess of those of successes are
the records of failures or semi-failures that one is constrained to attempt an
analysis in either case and to determine the method of causation in an approx-
imate way. The march of improvement and progress is accelerated day by
day, and each successive moment seems to demand of men a broader intelli-
gence and a greater discernment than did the preceding. Successful men
must be live men in this age, bristling with activity, and the lessons of biog-
raphy may be far-reaching to an extent not superficially evident. A man's
reputation is the property of the world. The laws of nature have forbidden
isolation. Every human being either submits to the controlling influence of
others, or, as master, wields a power for good or evil on the masses of man-
kind. There can be no impropriety in justly scanning the acts of any man
as they affect his public, social and business relations. If he be honest and
successful in his chosen field of endeavor, investigation will brighten his
fame and point the path along which others may follow with like success.
Not alone are those worthy of biographic honors who have moved along the
loftier planes of action, but to an equal extent are those deserving who are
of the rank and file of the world's workers, for they are not less the con-
servators of public prosperity and material advancement.

Longfellow wrote: " We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of
doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." If this golden
sentence of the New England bard were uniformly applied, many a man
who is now looking down with haughty stare upon the noble toilers on land
and sea, sneering at the omission of the aspirate, the cut of his neighbor's
coat or the humbleness of his dwelling, would be voluntarily doing penance
in sackcloth and ashes, at the end of which he would handle a spade or, with
pen in hand, burn the midnight oil in his study, in the endeavor to widen
the bounds of liberty or to accelerate the material and spiritual progress of
his race. The humble and lowly often stand representative of the truest
nobility of character, the deepest patriotism and the most exalted purpose.



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and through all the gradations of life recognition should be had of the true
values and then should full appreciation be manifested.

In the Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton,
AVarren and Pulaski Counties the editorial staff, as well as the publishers,
have fully realized the magnitude of the task set them. The work is purely
biographical in its province, and in the collation of material for the same
there has been a constant aim to use a wise discrimination in regard to the
selection of subjects, and yet to exclude none worthy of representation
within its pages. Those who have been prominent factors in the public,
social and industrial makeup of the counties in the past have been given due
recognition as far as it has been possible to secure the requisite data. Names
worthy of perpetuation here have in several instances been omitted, either
on account of the apathetic interest of those concerned or the inability to
secure the information demanded. Yet, in both the contemporary narrative
and the memoirs of those who have passed on to "that undiscovered coun-
try from whose bourne no traveler returns," it is believed that there has been
such utilization of material as to more than fulfill all stipulations and prom-
ises made at the inception of the undertaking.

In the compilation recourse has been had to divers authorities, includ-
ing various histories and historical collections, and implying an almost end-
less array of papers and documents, public, private, social and ecclesiastical.
That so much matter could be gathered from so many original sources and
then sifted and assimilated for the production of a single work without incur-
ring a modicum of errors and inaccuracies, would be too much to expect of
any corps of writers, no matter how able they might be as statisticians or
skilled as compilers of such works. It is, nevertheless, believed that no
inaccuracies of a serious nature can be found to impair the historical value of
the volumes, and it is further believed that the results will supply the demand
which called forth the efforts of the publishers and the editorial corps.

To other and specific histories has been left the task of touching the
general history of the counties, for the function of this work is aside from
this and is definite in its scope, so that a recapitulation would be out of har-
mony with the compilation. However, the incidental references made to
those who have been the important actors in the public and civic history of
the counties will serve to indicate the generic phases and will shadow forth
much to those who can "read between the lines." In conclusion we
can not do better than to quote another of Carlyle's terse aphorisms:
"There is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, —
the life of a man. "



BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY.



HON. ULRIC Z. WILEY.

The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a
man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments, but rather to
leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the concensus of
opinion on the part of his fellow men. That great factor, the public, is a
discriminating factor, and yet takes cognizance not of objective exaltation
nor yet objective modesty, but delves deeper into the intrinsic essence of
character, strikes the keynote of individuality, and pronounces judicially and
unequivocally upon the true worth of the man — invariably distinguishing the
clear resonance of the true metal from the jarring dissonance of the baser.



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