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.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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