Biography of Samuel W. Ireland
Carroll County, IN Biographies





SAMUEL W. IRELAND.

The venerable Samuel W. Ireland, a prosperous farmer of Adams township, was born in Greene county, Ohio, February 19, 1832, and emigrated with his parents, Thomas and Mary (Gates) Ireland, from Ohio to Indiana Tomas Ireland and wife were natives of Pennsylvania andĽ were married in that state They first emigrated to Kentucky and later to Ohio. After coming to Indiana, Thomas Ireland followed the blacksmith trade in Adams township, for about four years, when he retired: Thomas Ireland and wife were the parents of eight children, of whom all are deceased except Samuel W., the subject of this review, who was the youngest member of the family

Mr. Ireland received the rudiments of an education in the pioneer schools of Adams township, and at the age of twenty seven started in life for himself. Previously he had worked for his father on the farm, saving some money in the meantime, with which he purchased forty acres of land from his father. Since that time Mr. Ireland has accumulated sufficient land to make in all one hundred and seventeen acres, having sold three cres to his son. He has cleared this land and erected most of the buildings which now stand on the farm, and, taken altogether, Mr. Ireland has one of the most attractive places in the township, one which well deserves to rank among the pretty spots of Carroll county.

Mr. Ireland's wife, before her marriage, was Elizabeth Herman, the daughter of John and Mary (Burket) Herman, and who was born in Ohio on October 9, 1836. To this union were born five children: Lennie, the wife of Adams Fianna; Myron, who is teaching in the high school at Iona, Indian; Beswick, a resident of Cass county, Indiana; Thaddeus, living in White county, Indiana, and Bert, living on a farm adjoining that of his father. The mother of these children died on April 23, 1910.

Mr. Ireland is a stanch Democrat, but has never held public office Be is a devout member of the Presbyterian church and, throughout his life, has been active not only in religious enterprises, but in all good works. Here in Adams township, where he is well known, he enjoys the universal confidence and esteem of the people and is rated as a good man and a good citizen. His children, who have been reared to honorable and useful lives, are likewise prominent citizens in the various communities where they live.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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