Biography of J. W. Armfield
Howard County, IN Biographies





J. W. ARMFIELD is the third of a family of six children born to Calvin C. and Peniah E. (Orsborn) Armfield, natives of Guilford County, N. C., and of English descent. Calvin C. Armfield came to Henry County, Ind., in 1849, and there remained about eight years, when he came to Howard County and purchased a farm of forty acres, near Greentown, in Liberty Township. He has added to this, and now has a good home of eighty nacres. J. W. Armfield was born October 3, 1850, and spent his youth upon the farm. He was married, August 9, 1873, to Miss Samantha O. Chandler, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hiott) Chandler, natives of Ohio and North Carolina. They have six children - Lydia B., Leonard D., Lele Pearl, Lorena C., Lawrence W. and Leo. Mr. Armfield is at present located on a farm of 220 acres, near Centre Post Office, Howard County; he has all necessary improvements to make home pleasant, and deals extensively in hogs and cattle, shipping to Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Mr. Armfield is an active politician, voting with the Republican party, and his wife is identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is one of its most active members.

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


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