Source: H. W. Beckwith History, Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 575
Milton B. WAUGH, farmer and stock raiser, Colfax, is the son of the early pioneers, Milo and Elizabeth Waugh, the former a native of Ross Co, Ohio b. 1804 and died 1859; the latter a native of Fayette Co, Ohio b. 1811 and died 1864. They came to Montgomery Co 1831 and settled on the farm where they spent the remainder of their lives. the farm is now owned and occupied by their son, Milton B. Milton B's grandfather Waugh lived to the age of 94, his grandfather KIOUS to 70. Milton B. was born in 1837 and was marr. to Sarah SAULSBERRY in 1857. She is the dau. of James & Catharine Saulsberry, both of whom are natives of Ohio; the former died in 1861 aged 77 the latter 1862. By this marr. they have 7 children: James M; Emma O; Mollie L; Clara B; John M; Martha M and Frank W. Mr. Waugh's early education consists of such training as he was able to get in the common schools, and one term at the Farmer's Institute at LaFayette. He is a member of the Grange at Colfax, and also AF & Am, Plumb Lodge No. 472 Colfax. His farm of 400 acres is second to none in the County as to location, and to but few as to improvements. it is well stocked with sheep, hogs, and cattle of an extra grade. Milton B's parents were zealous members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and took an active part in the funding of the society at Bethel, and Milton B. and wife are no less zealous in the cause of Christianity and maintaining that society to which their parents did homage.
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Source: Portrait & Biographical Records of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana
Milton B. Waugh, the present President of the Montgomery County Board of Agriculture, was born on the farm on Section 13, Sugar Creek Township, which is now in his possession and is his home, and by his intelligent and progressive methods of conducting business he has contributed materially to advance the farming and stock interests of his native county.
Mr. Waugh's paternal grandfather was born amid the primeval wilds of New Jersey, in 1750. He married Elizabeth Hopkins, a native of Virginia, and they had a numerous family of children. Their son, the father of our subject, was a native of Ross County, where he was born January 25, 1804. In 1831, in the prime of early manhood, he came with his family to Indiana, and, casting in his fortunes with the pioneers of Montgomery County, he bought from the Government a quarter-section of land, on which his son of whom we now write resides, half of it being prairie, and the remainder covered with forest.
The father worked hard to redeem his land from its natural wildness, and in the home that he and his faithful wife built up they have reared a large family of children to lives of sobriety and usefulness. Martha, the eldest, who was born in 1829, married Mr. Dunbar in 1846, and died in 1847; Joseph was born in Montgomery County, January 29, 1832, and is farming in Worth County, Missouri, where he owns a farm of three hundred acres; Harvey was born April 10, 1835, removed to Ringgold County, Iowa, before that county was organized, and has a farm there of seventeen hundred acres, which he devotes to grain and stock raising. John W. was born December 13, 1839, and resides on a farm of six hundred and forty acres in Missouri; Margaret was born February 14, 1842, is married, and resides in Henry County, Missouri, where she owns seven hundred acres of land; Miletus A. was born in 1844, and removed to Ringgold County, Iowa; Melissa A., a resident of Henry County, Missouri, was born in 1852, and married Mr. Ward, a farmer, who died in 1885, and left an estate of three hundred acres of land; William was born in 1854, and is now farming in Worth County, Missouri, where he has a farm of two hundred and sixty acres. Miletus A. was a volunteer in the One Hundred and Sixteenth Indiana Infantry during the late war, and had an experience in rebel prisons.
Milton B. Waugh was born into the pioneer home of his parents February 11, 1837. He early became familiar with all kinds of farm work, and in due season adopted that calling which Horace Greeley so aptly styled the "noblest of professions," and he has long been regarded as one of the most competent and well-equipped farmers of his native township, owning some seven hundred acres. He is greatly interested in breeding Shorthorn cattle, Clydesdale horses and Cotswold sheep, his farm being well stocked with these famous breeds. He has a fine place - buildings of good order and well arranged; fields under a high state of cultivation, neatly fenced and well tiled, and everything about the farm betokening careful and able management.
Mr. Waugh was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Saulsbury, of Clinton County, Indiana, August 13, 1857. Mrs. Waugh was a daughter of James and Catherine Saulsbury, and was born May 15, 1837, in this township, and died deeply regretted August 29, 1892. Her union with our subject brought them seven children. James W., who was born July 18, 1859, was graduated form Perdue University in 1883, and is a successful civil engineer. He married Miss Lulu Davidson in 1889; John M., a farmer, owning two hundred and forty acres in this county, was born November 20, 1861, married Miss Sarah Clouser, and has two children; Emma O., born October 14, 1863, married Fielden H. Rice in 1884, and lives in this township; Mollie, born September 14, 1865, was married in 1885 to John D. Shriver, who is a farmer and stock-raiser, and has a farm of tow hundred acres in Tippecanoe County, Indiana; Mattie, born April 5, 1867, was married in 1887 to William Fisher, a farmer of this township; Clara B., born April 11, 1869, married February 14, 1889, William M. Reeves, a lawyer, and a member of the firm of White, Humphry & Reeves, of Crawfordsville; Frank W., who resides at home with his parents, was born March 13, 1872.
Mr. Waugh has acquired a handsome fortune by his skillful management of his farming and financial operations, and is numbered among our most substantial citizens. He is a man of much force of character, is well informed in all that pertains to agriculture and is an admirable presiding officer at the meetings of the County Board of Agriculture, in which he is deeply interested, and to the usefulness of which as an organization for the benefit of the farmers of this section of Indiana he has largely contributed. He is also connected with the Masonic order as a member of Plumb Lodge No. 472, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. And of Lodge No. 40, R.A.M., and he also belongs to the Horse Thieves' Detective Association. Our subject has an honorable record as a soldier. While the ware was being waged between the North and South, he joined the Home Guards, of which he was one of the organizers. He was commissioned Captain and took an active part in the movement against Morgan, the bold rebel raider. Mr. Waugh contributes liberally to all worthy objects, including the Methodist Church, of which his wife was a member.