Source: 1893 Portrait & Biographical History of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana, (Chicago: Chapman Brothers) p. 446
John WARRICK, one of the most industrious and successful farmers of Green Twp, Parke County was born in Fleming Co, Ky Oct 18, 1832. He is the son of James Warrick and was born in the Keystone State to John Warrick, who was of English ancestry, coming to Fleming Co when but 14. Here he settled in the vast wilderness among the Indians, where he soon married. He then came out to Indiana and looked for a suitable location but he became disgusted with the country and returned home. He was an extensive farmer in Ky and a slave owner, keeping a large number of slaves on his immense plantation. James Warrick grew to manhood in Fleming Co., and there married Miss Mary Spencer, daughter of James Spencer who came to Greene Twp, this county where he resided until his death. After Mr. Warrick was married, he located in Ky, but came to this state in 1834, and settled on a farm that is near Sappenfield, where Daniel Sappenfield now lives. There he purchased a farm that was in a perfectly wild condition and at once set about clearing and improving it. On this place he lived until he moved to Iowa about 1885 where he located on a farm and there lived until lhis death.
Mrs. Warrick died in the old homeplace in this township in the year 1851 leaving 7 children that grew to mature years, 4 of whom are still living: John, our subject, who is the second eldest; Elizabeth Allen, the widow of John Braden at present living in Monroe Co, Iowa; Henry who is an Iowa farmer; Thomas, who is a farmer in the same county. Those that are deceased are named William; James and Milton. The first two died while in the late war in which they were gallant soldiers. The father of our subject owned 160 acres of finely cultivated land in this township which he sold before his death. He was a member of the Christian church and a Deacon.
John Warrick was about 2 when he came to Indiana where he was reared and educated in the common schools. He lived with his father until he moved to Iowa, after which he spent one year in helping his parents. Returning to this county, he was married Feb 5, 1857 to Miss Harriet CORD, a daughter of Jacob Cord, who was a native of Fleming Co, Ky and emigrated to Indiana in 1826, where he located 1/12 miles west of our subject's farm on the Benjamin Jones farm. The father of Jacob Cord was also Jacob and came to Indiana before this time and located on the land that our subject's father-in-law owned. He afterward moved to Vermillion Co, Illinois, where Mrs. Warrick was born June 3, 1836 and whence when about 1, she came with her father to Parke Co. He located in Rockville and followed farming until his death. After the marriage of Mr. Warrick he moved to the place where he now lives. This tract of land was partly improved and he has, by economical living and steadfast perseverance, added modern conveniences to his landed possessions until he now is the proud owner of one of the finest and most beautiful farms in the county, comprising 295 acres of the very best farming land. The most of his farm is giving in pasture land, on which he grazes some very fine stock. This magnificent estate is kept in a fine state of cultivation by good drainage, there being about 2000 rods of tile thereon. He has been engaged chiefly in breeding stock for market purposes.
Mr. Warrick is the father of 6 children; 3 of whom are; Mary Elizabeth, the wife of Alexander Harbison, who lives in Oklahoma, where he is engaged in various pursuits; Nancy, wife of James H. Odell a prominent druggist of Montezuma and William Alexander who is also in Montezuma. In politics Mr. Warrick is Republican. He is a member of the Christian Church of Waveland, as is also his companion and he has acted in the capacity of a Deacon for a number of years.
Mr. Warrick has taken great pride in improving his farm and has ever been a hard worker. He is an intelligent and honest man and there is no farm in the county that shows more thrift of whose farm has better building than Mr. Warrick's. The residence stands back from the road on a slight eminence, and commands a beautiful view of the country. The family is highly respected by the entire community.= transcribed by kbz
Source: Waveland Independent May 14, 1909
John Warrick died at his home the Homestead Farm near Milligan on Thursday
evening of last week. His death has been expected for some time. He was
subject to apoplexic seizures and had had a bad attack about six weeks
ago, since which he has been failing rapidly. Funeral services were held at
the Christian Church on Saturday afternoon by Rev. EE Moorman of
Indianapolis. Interment at Maple Ridge. Mr. Warrick was born in Fleming Co
Ky Oct 18, 1832 and was nearly 77 at his death. In childhood his parents
removed to this vicinity and he has made his home here ever since. He
married Miss Harriet Cord, Feb 6, 1857. Two sons and four daughters were b.
to them. Those living are: William A. Warrick, Mrs. Nancy Odel and Mrs.
Mary Harbeson. Mrs. Harbeson lives in Jennings, Oklahoma and was not able to
be present at the funeral. Mr. Warrick joined the Banks Springs Christian
Church early in life and was one of the charter members of the Waveland
Christian Church. He took great interest in the church and was a faithful
attendant when his health permitted. He was a successful farmer and one of
the few remaining horse-back riders preferring that means of locomotion to a
buggy or carriage. He was of a friendly and cheery disposition and will be