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Hollingsworth - John M.

Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana. (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 559

John M. HOLLINGSWORTH, merchant, Darlington, is the son of John and Mary BELL) Hollingsworth, natives of Ohio, who emigrated to Clinton Co, Indiana at an early date in which County the subject of this sketch was born at Jefferson July 21, 1835. He received an education such as was furnished at the primeval school house of those times, and during his youth learned the blacksmith trade, which business he continued to follow till 1863 when he enlisted at the call of his country in the 126th Ind Reg and served under Gen. Hood throughout the campaign, taking part in the battle of Nashville, and other engagements in which the regiment participated during the 17 months of his service. At the close of the war Mr. Hollingsworth returned to Boone Co, where he had located in 1856 and after a short stay there removed in 1866 to Montgomery Co and settled in Darlington.

Here he opened store in the dry goods and grocery business in which he is still engaged. He has been a hardworking, temperate man, honest and upright in all his dealings and by his energy and perserverance has succeeded in building up a large and constantly increasing business his trade now amounting to over $20,000 per annum. in 1856, on removing to Boone Co, he married Miss Nancy ADNEY a resident there the result of which union is one daughter, Lucy. Mr. Hollingsworth is one of the most popular men in this part of the County, and has been twice elected on the republican ticket to the office of township trustee, the first time in Oct 1878 and again in 1880 which office he continues to fill with satisfaction to all and with honor to himself. -- typed by kbz
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