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Dazey - Samuel B.

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Crawfordsville, Montgomery County Indiana 3 Sept 1895 p 1

Wednesday evening about 7:30 o'clock Samuel B. Dazey, whose death had been expected hourly for several days, passed peacefully away. His death was attributed to old age rather than any well defined complaint. The funeral occurred from the family residence this morning at 10 o'clock services were conducted by Rv. SH Creighton. The interment occurred at New Richmond. Samuel Dazey of this city was born on land belonging to General (afterwards President) Harrison July 23, 1812. His parents were early settlers in Montgomery county. His father, Jacob was born in November 1777 in Maryland and died Sept 13, 1858. His mother, Polly Dazey was born in 1780 and died March 19, 1862. Both are buried in New Richmond. His father came from Germany and fought in the revolution. Samuel Dazey made trips with his father ot the "far west" in 1826 and 1829, and them came here with the family. Jan 12, 1837, Mr. Dazey was married to Sarah Zumalt. She was born in KY Nov 17, 1817 and was left motherless when 11 years old. Her father came to Fountain County about 1824 or 1825 and built the first mill erected in that county. The mill still stands, although somewhat changed at Hillsboro. He died about 1838. Mr. and Mrs. Dazey settled no a part of the land he enetered. They lived in a log cabin 21 years and there all their children but the youngest were born. They began buying out the Kendall heirs and then the Dazey heirs till they owned between 600 and 700 acres. In 1860 they began dividing their land among their children. In 1862 they built a brick house, two stories, 20 x 26 with ell 12 x 14. Several years ago they removed to this city and resided in a pretty coattag in the Valley. Like his father, Mr. Dazey was pronounced in his opinion for Whig and Republican prniciples. He did a large share toward all public improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Dazey have had 8 children. Malone enlisted in the Civil War and died in Knox county, Kentucky; Burton P, Mary Ann (married to Wm. E. Brown who served in the Civil War lost his health and returned home and died) William who served six months in the same war and returned with broken constitution; Charles A; Henry S; Albert and Franklin H. Mr. Dazey was quite a character in his way and hundred of droll stories relative to his dry wit and quaint humor are related. He was a strictly honest man and was exacting in his requirements of others. He was soulfully devoted to the Republican party and its principles and enjoyed his partisanship as can only a favored few. He lived honored by all who knew him and in his death, Montgomery county loses one of her best citizens and most genuine patriotic sons. - kbz

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