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Reading: 1886: History of Jackson County, Indiana. Brant and Fuller.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 749
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and his services were in good demand. He married, in 1865,
Eliza Chute, a native of "Washington County, Ohio, and daugh-
ter of Dr. George Chute, of this township. To this union were
born eight children, these six now living: Elijah T., Hiram H.
John F., Knowles E., Edna R. and Mary A. January 14, 1886,
Mr. White died, his death having been caused from exposure
while engaged in his ministerial labors. He was universally
mourned by those who knew him as a good man and an upright
citizen.

ELIHU WHITE, a prominent farmer of Salt Creek Town-
ship, was born in North Carolina, October 20, 1828. His par-
ents were James and Ellen (Brown) White, natives of the same
State. He is of Irish and English descent. His early schooling
was limited, and the little he received was acquired in the schools
of Indiana. When about four years of age he located, with his
parents, in Jackson County, where he has remained ever since.
His whole life has been devoted to farming, and with good suc-
cess. April 6, 1848, he married Cynthia Acton, a native of Ken-
tucky. To them have been born ten children, these five now liv-
ing: Amanda, William R., John, Ellen and David. Mr. White
is a well respected citizen, and, in its time, was a leading member
of the P. of H. order. His political sentiments are like those of
the large portion of the county, Democratic.


VERNON TOWNSHIP.

ANNA M. BARD, nee Shutys, is a native of Burlington
County, N. Y. She was born April 20, 1815, being the second
daughter of John and Sarah Shutys. On the 22d of February,
1835, she married Joel J. Bard, a native of New York. In 1855
she and her husband came to Indiana, and located in Jefferson
County. In 1861 she moved to Jackson County, where she still
resides. To them have been born nine children, of whom seven
are still living. They are Esther A., George W., Thomas S.,
Sarah M., Emma H., Zebedee J. and Ida M. Thomas S. is a
physician in Union Township. Zebedee J. was born October 18,


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