748 HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY.
schools. April 7, 1859, he married Mary E. Cornett, of this
county, who has borne him six children: Walter, Hamlin F.,
Charles L., Rosetta A., Tessa L. and David W. In October,
1861, he enlisted in Company H, of the Fiftieth Indiana Regi-
ment, and was mustered out July 22, 1802. He is a member of
the G. A. R., in which he is now Commander. He is a Democrat
and is active in his party's behalf. He has been township
assessor and trustee four years each, and central committeeman
six years. He will doubtless receive other honors at his party's
hands. For several years he has been practicing law, and he
belongs to the bar of Brown, Lawrence and Jackson Counties.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are members of the Methodist
JONATHAN T. DODD is a native of Lawrence County, Ind.
He was the eldest son of Samuel D. and Margaret (Brown)
Dodd, and was born September 6, 1844. His parents were natives
of Madison County, Ky., and Jackson County. Mr. Dodd secured
a good common school education, which, with energy and perse-
verance, has paved the way to a successful business life. Although
reared on a farm, he had a desire to become a merchant, and for
this reason, in September, 1873, he located in Houston and began
the grocery business. He has built up a very good business and
is one of the leading citizens of Salt Creek Township. September
5, 1867, he married Amanda J. Browning, a native of Jackson
County. To them have been born three children, of whom two
are living: Alonzo G. and Ettie O. Mr. Dodd is a member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics is a Republican.
ELIJAH WHITE, deceased, a former resident of Salt Creek
Township, where he was born April 26, 1840, was the eldest son
of Colman and Mary (Smith) White. The parents were natives
of North Carolina and this county, respectively. Elijah received
a good education in the common schools, and taught a few terms.
He attended the Clear Spring Academy. After that he engaged
in teaching for some time, and was one of the best teachers in
Jackson County. He nearly always taught in his own neighbor-
hood. In January, 1870, he was ordained a minister in the
Christian Church, having prepared himself for this work at the
Lexington, Ky., College. After this he preached at many points.
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