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Heath - Abram

Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana, (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p. 592

Abram HEATH is the oldest living male settler in Wayne township, and his sister, Mrs. RUSK, in Waynetown, is the oldest female settler living in the township. They came with their parents to this township August 17, 1823, from Butler County, Ohio. Abram Heath was born June 11, 1820, in Brown County, Ohio, and is the son of William and Rachel Heath. The latter was born in 1790, and died in 1868, and was member of the Methodist Church. William Heath was born in Maryland in 1794, and died in 1874. He was in the War of 1812, was probate judge of this County for several years, a member of the Christian Union Church, and in politics democratic, voting first for "Old Hickory." He was a great reader, and a man of extensive information. Mr. Heath, the subject of this sketch, has always lived on a farm, and was married December 22, 1842, to Miss Saloma BALL, who was born April 22, 1824, and is a member of the Christian Union Church. They have four children living, and one deceased: Mary A., William D., Margaret J., John H. and Rachel N. (deceased). Mary is married to James GRAY, of this township. William was born September 11, 1845, and is married to Miss Sarah ELLIS, of Fountain County, and now lives with his father. They have one child, Howard, born August 28, 1876. His wife is a member of the Christian Church. He is a democrat, voting first for Stephen A. Douglas in 1860. Margaret is married to Dr. Stephen J. SIMPSON, of Portland, Fountain County. John H. was married to Miss Emma ALLEN, is a graduate of the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, and lives at West Point, Tippecanoe County, where he has done a large practice for the last six years. Abram Heath has 130 acres of land where he is now living, and 160 acres in Guthrie County, Iowa. He is a member of the Christian Union Church, and in politics is democratic, voting first for James K. Polk, and has voted at every presidential election since then. Mr. Heath has a very correct memory for one of his age; and to him we are indebted for much of the early history of Wayne township.
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