Biography of Calvin C. Armfield
Howard County, IN Biographies





CALVIN C. ARMFIELD, one of the leading farmers of Liberty Township, was born in Guilford County, N. C., February 14, 1821, and is the son of Solomon and Thankful (Cimmons) Armfield. C. C. Armfleld was reared on a farm, and received the benefit of a common school education. His father died when he was only ten years of age, and he worked on the farm until he was nineteen, when he began to derend on himself. In 1848, he moved to Henry County, Ind., where he rented land until the fall of 1858, at which time he removed to Howard County, locating in Liberty Township. Here he purchased forty acres, which he cultivated and improved until 1880, when he located on his present place. Mr. Armfield was married, November 30, 1846, to Penninah Albirtireson, of North Carolina. They had six children, four of whom are living; Joseph W., Henry H., Martha E. and John C. Mrs. Arm field died in 1880, and the same year Mr. Armfield was married to Mrs. Cintha E. (Fulwider) Gibson, of Howard County. She was born in Decatur July 20, 1844, and is the daughter of William and Judith (Miller) Fulwider, natives of Virginia and North Carolina, and of German descent. Mr. Armfield and wife are members of the Christian Church. Mrs. Armfield has one child by her first husband, Ira E. Gibson. His father, Samuel M. Gibson, was an early settler in this county and a successful farmer. Mr. Arthfield is a member of the Republican party. He is a strong temperance man and is identified with all public improvements.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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