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Troutman - Jacob

Source: 1878 Atlas of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: Beers) p 55

TROUTMAN, Jacob M, PO Yountsville; Farmer and Miller; son of Samuel and Anna Troutman, was born at Clear Spring, Washington Co, MD May 6, 1831 and settled at Yountsville with his parent sin 1846; married Miss Mary YOUNT, at Yountsville, Aug 10, 1854. Children: Ida; Anna; Dan (Deceased); Sarah (Deceased) Gertrude; Harry; Beecher and E.C.

Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery Co IN (Chicago: HH Hill) p 305

Jacob M. TROUTMAN, Miller, Yountsville, was b. in Clear Spring, MD May 6, 1831. His father, Samuel Troutman was b. in PA about 1803. When about 25 he moved to Wash. Co, MD where he resided until his death 1837 engaged as a contractor. In 1829 he married Anna FOGWELL daughter of William and Catharine Fogwell, at Clear Spring, Md. They were the parents of two children: Jacob M. and John D, who d. April 14, 1864 as a member of Co G, 40th Ind Vols and was bur at Darlington. About 5 years after Mr. T's death his widow married George W. SNYDER of Washington Co MD. In Nov 1846, Mr. Sn and family came to Mont CO and located at Yountsville, where he was engaged as clerk in the dry goods house of Snyder & Sickle for about 4 months, when he became dissatisfied and moved to Greene Co Ohio near Xenia, where he resided until his death in the fall of 1876. They became the parents of six children: 3 boys & 3 girls. Jacob M. was engaged upon the farm until he arrived at age 17 when he began serving an apprenticeship of 4 years with BAUGHMAN & SNYDER, millers, Green Co on the Little Miami River. At the expiration of his time he came to Yountsville and was engaged 4 years as foreman in AJ Snyder's mill. Aug 10, 1854, he was married in Yountsville, to Mary YOUNT, second daughter of Dan Yount, an eminent pioneer of Mont Co. She was b. June 16, 1836 at Attica, In. They are the parents of 8 children 6 of whom are living: Ida; Anna; Dan died Sept 6, 1863; Sarah, d. May 11, 1864; Gertrude; Harry; Beecher and Edward C. Ida is married to EH O'Neall of Yountsville and Anna to Otto SHOEN of Detroit, MI. After his marriage Mr. Troutman was engaged as foreman of the mill at Norway, White Co but after six months he leased the mills at the Tippecanoe Battleground, which he operated two years. From here he moved to Darlington and purchased a farm, a saw and gristmill, the latter having a capacity of 75 barrels per day, where he carried on a very successful business until Aug 1866 when he located at Troutman's and purchased the gristmill built in 1858 by RH CRAIG. It has a capacity of 100 barrels per day, situated on the bank of Sugar Creek, and is supplied with one of the best waterpowers in the country. Troutman's a station situated on the Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western RR and 3 mi. SW of Crawfordsville, was named in honor of him. Mr. Troutman is the agent and the postmaster receiving his commission in Nov 1870. He is a Methodist, as is also his wife. In 1858 he joined the Odd Fellows, at Darlington and has taken every degree. He is also a Mason, joining at Darlington in 1856 and is now a member of Mont Lodge No 50 and a member of the chapter, the council and the commandery. He is a stalwart republican and one of the most active of his party in the County.
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